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Uzo Aduba to Portray Shirley Chisholm in FX’s Mrs. America

Black history is American history, so no one should blink an eye when a black woman’s face represents Mrs. America. And no, I’m not talking about the long-running pageant...

Uzo Aduba to Portray Shirley Chisholm in FX’s Mrs. America

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Reports: Robert Pattinson front-runner to portray Batman Robert Pattinson is the front-runner to portray Batman in Warner Bros. upcoming solo film based on the caped crusader, according to multiple reports....
19:51, 05/17/2019

Shirley MacLaine's Ouiser in 'Steel Magnolias' has been in a bad mood for 40 years Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine face off in a scene from "Steel Magnolias," which is being re-released in theaters with Fathom Events        ...
23:34, 05/18/2019

The No. 1 job in America pays over $108,000 a year As unemployment falls to a 49-year low in April, there’s probably never been a better time since the Great Recession to brush up on your skills — and look for another job. Companies are always keen to use intel to improve efficiency and learn more ab...
23:51, 05/06/2019

America’s fittest cities (NBC News) The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual American Fitness Index, ranking the top 100 cities in the U.S. from most to least fit. For the second consecutive year Arlington, Virginia takes the top spot in the fitness in...
21:51, 05/14/2019

The 100 best brunch restaurants in America OpenTable has released its list of the best brunch restaurants in America for 2019, just in time to make reservations for Mother's Day.        ...
16:51, 04/30/2019

It's Time for America to Forgive Hummer It’s been nearly a decade since the death of General Motors’ off-road brand, Hummer, and while many of you are probably thinking “good riddance,” I’m here to tell you that Hummer was good, and America should forgive it....
02:00, 05/09/2019

What The Woman Who Helped America Have Better Sex Has to Say to Millennials The sex therapist, 90, on living with history, her advice for millennials and the new documentary about her life, Ask Dr. Ruth. You were born in Germany and lived in Switzerland, Jerusalem and Paris before moving to the U.S. What was it like to revis...
13:51, 05/09/2019

Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America Visitors to Chicago’s Hyde Park or New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery may be surprised to hear the raucous squawks of lime-green monk parakeets. These birds, descendants of escaped pets, have managed to create thriving colonies in these cities despite th...
06:51, 05/15/2019

Finding the beauty in America's mundanity Stephen Shore's remarkable career started early. Born in New York in 1947, he was given his first photography set at six. When he was 14, the trailblazing fashion photographer Edward Steichen -- then a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York ...
04:17, 05/17/2019

De Blasio unites America — against his presidential bid Mayor Bill de Blasio pulled off an impossible feat Thursday by uniting Americans of all persuasions — against his quixotic presidential bid. True to form, de Blasio was late to join the Democratic primary field, and became the 24th person to announce...
06:51, 05/17/2019

‘America First’ may be last hope for these cattle ranchers Without ‘made in USA’ labels, independent ranchers fear their livelihoods could be quashed by multinational corporations as a new North American trade deal takes shape....
06:51, 05/04/2019

Marco Rubio: We need to invest in America again Throughout the Obama administration and into the 2016 presidential election campaign, so-called economic experts told America that a new normal existed. They argued that the high rates of growth and employment which marked American history were no lo...
18:51, 05/14/2019

America's farmworkers are aging, not being replaced The average age of America's hired farm laborers is steadily increasing, threatening the future of the nation's farming industry, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
17:34, 05/08/2019

Did the Denisovans Walk to North America? For a people from whom one 41,000 year old finger bone fossil from a nine year old girl, along with a bracelet she wore, were (until recently) the only authenticated known artifacts, the mysterious Denisovans sure received lots of publicity. ...
20:51, 05/18/2019

The Risks in Overusing America's Big Economic Weapon These days, the biggest, baddest weapon in the American arsenal isn’t a missile or a fighter jet. It is America’s economic clout. But is it being overused, at the risk of undermining the very strength that makes it so powerful, asks Gerald F. Seib....
17:17, 05/13/2019

America's 'Most Dangerous Car' Is Actually Pretty Damn Safe The automotive research firm iSeeCars.com released a study called “The Most Dangerous Cars in the U.S.” and as a result, a bunch of websites have been running articles with titles like Fatal Attraction: These Are The Deadliest Cars On The Road, which...
00:51, 05/16/2019

Why America's 'small wars' are only going to get deadlier in the future US Army/Sgt. Christopher McCullough The US has spent decades fighting small, asymmetric conflicts against insurgencies around the world. Insurgent forces have always been fierce opponents, but technological change likely means those forces will beco...
02:51, 05/04/2019

Washington is the best state in America, says U.S. News rankings Washington, home to tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft, was named the top state in U.S. News & World Report's Best States rankings.        ...
07:34, 05/14/2019

The business of owning America's biggest home The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina is proving that bigger is better when it comes to historic houses. The property now draws 1.7 million visitors a year. But the gilded mansion is only a part of its many attractions....
15:00, 05/10/2019

The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping Corporate America NPS—or net promoter score—is a measure of customer satisfaction that has developed a cultlike following among CEOs. An increasing number of companies use it to develop new products and assign bonuses. It also may be misleading....
19:34, 05/15/2019

Carl Frampton coming to America in August The plan for Carl Frampton Stateside, and Zolani Tete is being lined up for Ryan Burnett, Declan Warrington reports The post Carl Frampton coming to America in August appeared first on Boxing News....
17:51, 05/14/2019

Boston accent is somehow the second sexiest in America: survey Southie is so sexy. That’s the takeaway from travel company Big 7’s survey of its 1.5 million social media followers, which found the Boston accent is the second-“Sexiest Accent in the USA.” “One of America’s most imitat...
19:17, 05/15/2019

America's Border Enforcement Is a Fascist Hellscape It is always fun, as an immigrant in the U.S., to learn about yet another government body entrusted with the right to throw immigrants in detention for unlimited amounts of time. The Intercept reported today on the existence of a little-known Customs...
23:17, 05/13/2019

Six people who prove capitalism is broken in America Over the last few years, the Guardian talked to many people for whom capitalism isn’t working – here are a few of their storiesWork hard, get paid, thrive. That’s the way the system is supposed to work. If you’re not thriving, according to this logic...
15:17, 05/02/2019

America's murderers to celebrate another Purge in 2020 Some sad news for fans of the annual 12-hour period where all crime is legal in the United States: There won’t be a Purge this year. Also, there won’t be a Purge movie this year. Instead, we’ll have to wait until next summer for both, with Variety re...
02:51, 05/14/2019

150 years ago, the day America started a grand party — too soon Americans were on pins and needles exactly 150 years ago. They gathered at train stations and outside newspaper offices eagerly awaiting word that a modern marvel was now a reality. They’d followed developments closely as two railroads raced each oth...
07:51, 05/10/2019

The price of plenty: how beef changed America Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness. By Joshua SpechtThe meatpacking mogul Jonathan Ogden Armour could not abide socialist agitators. It was 1906, and Upt...
09:34, 05/07/2019

Must-see photos of Chris Evans as Captain America Captain America (Chris Evans) survived Thanos' finger snap to return in 'Avengers: Endgame.' Click through for photos of our favorite super-soldier.        ...
23:17, 04/28/2019

Edu set to become Arsenal technical director after Copa América • Former Arsenal midfielder agrees deal in principle• Club targeted Edu after missing out on MonchiEdu has agreed in principle to become Arsenal’s technical director this summer. The former Arsenal midfielder is currently working for the Brazilian FA...
17:51, 05/07/2019

Smart cars are disappearing from North America Daimler is no longer going to sell its eye-catching small Smart Fortwo electric cars in North America. The company told TechCrunch that the 2019 model will be the last to be available in the United States and Canada, just two years after deciding to....
01:17, 04/30/2019

Trump will not cut police aid to Central America, Barr says U.S. President Donald Trump will not cut aid to police forces in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, his attorney general said on Thursday, softening a previous order to cut foreign assistance to the so-called Northern Triangle nations....
23:00, 05/16/2019

America’s Failure of Indigenous Children Is By Design Indigenous invisibility has long been the norm in the United States. This isn’t news to people from these communities, nor is it specific to this topic, so apologies to fellow Native readers for retreading painful ground. But it’s clear that the rest...
22:00, 05/17/2019

Is America Ready for a Gay President? ‘You’re Going to See the Wall Crumble’ Raymond Buckley, the chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, talks about Pete Buttigieg and what it means to be gay and married and running for president in 2019....
14:00, 04/30/2019

Dodge Built A 797 HP Durango Concept For The One Lap Of America Dodge is pretty much king of the hill when it comes to muscle car power on the street and in dealer showrooms right now. Basically everything in a Dodge dealer can be optioned with a giant Hemi V8 with a supercharger stacked on top. That is, except f...
20:00, 05/04/2019

Rivals Vie for Mastery Over America's Hottest Oil Field Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are clamoring for a bigger piece of the Permian Basin, the prolific oil field that has lifted U.S. crude production to records....
06:00, 05/07/2019

Pennsylvania school drops ‘God bless America’ after pledge SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school principal will no longer say “God bless America” after leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance. Peter Brigg’s practice at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield led at least one pa...
13:00, 05/08/2019

The T600 Crossover Will Be Chinese Automaker Zotye's First Car for America Chinese automaker Zotye, maybe best known around here for its cheap Porsche Macan copy, promised last year to break into the U.S. market. It looks like it’s making good on that promise, as the company confirmed Thursday it would kick things off with ...
23:34, 05/02/2019

Doris Day, Movie Star Who Charmed America, Dies at 97 From the perky girl next door in the 1950s to the woman next door in 1960s sex comedies, Ms. Day was the most popular film actress since Shirley Temple....
18:34, 05/13/2019

How to fix capitalism: eight expert solutions for America's broken system Discontent with America’s economic system is widespread, so could tax credits, transport subsidies or better childcare help? Or is capitalism not broken at all?Steven Pearlstein Continue reading......
13:51, 05/08/2019

Measles, Racism and How America Ignores Deadly Viruses As America struggles to overcome the re-emergence of disturbing trends like Nazis, Watergate-style presidential scandals and—worst of all—fanny packs, white people have once again proven their resurrection powers by bringing back something even the m...
18:34, 05/08/2019

America's Got Talent Host Terry Crews Is Here to Teach You How to Pec Pop Terry Crews is a man of many talents. The former NFL player turned to acting with a breakout role in Everybody Hates Chris and now makes viewers laugh weekly on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He added......
04:00, 05/11/2019

The Subaru Levorg Wagon That's Too Cool for America Just Got Even Cooler The Subaru Levorg is the Subaru wagon Americans want but can’t have, since we don’t buy many wagons here and it’s reserved for other parts of the world. But that doesn’t stop us from wishing that one day the laws of nature will be broken and the U....
20:34, 05/08/2019

Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls' Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The...
14:00, 05/06/2019

The top three phones in North America accounted for 25% of total shipments in Q1 The smartphone industry suffered its biggest year-over-year decline in quarterly shipments in North America during the first quarter of 2019. According to Canalys, deliveries of smartphones in North America hit a five-year low during the period from ...
11:17, 05/10/2019

Doris Day Is Dead at 97; Movie Star Charmed America From the perky girl next door in the 1950s to the woman next door in 1960s sex comedies, Ms. Day was the most popular film actress since Shirley Temple....
17:00, 05/13/2019

CONMEBOL rejects Copa Libertadores outside South America ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — CONMEBOL has rejected any chance of another Copa Libertadores final being played out of South America, as happened last year. CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said at a news conference on Monday there were neither plan...
00:51, 05/14/2019

The U.S.-China Trade War Reveals America’s New World Status “I say openly to President Xi and all of my many friends in China that China will be hurt very badly if you don’t make a deal.” Thus spake President Donald Trump this week in the new medium of modern diplomacy – Twitter. The t...
18:34, 05/17/2019

America is in a financial literacy crisis, and advisors can fix the problem Financial services providers are uniquely positioned to change the conversation around literacy and address the elephant in the room: the "money talk" taboo....
15:17, 04/30/2019

Personal Health: Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’ A New York City mother embraces her leading role in a campaign to return to the days when children played and navigated through life without constant adult supervision....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Huawei to challenge U.S. export sanction which it says will harm America Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it will challenge a decision by the U.S. Commerce Department to add the Chinese company to a export blacklist, warning the decision "will do significant economic harm to the American companies with which Huawei do...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Why Captain America's Farewell Is So Special to Writers of Endgame Even after writing for everyone from Iron Man to Captain Marvel, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely remain true to the focus of their first Marvel cinematic project: Captain America....
21:34, 04/28/2019

De Blasio to announce 2020 bid on ‘Good Morning America’ Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear on “Good Morning America” Thursday, where he’s expected to officially announce his quixotic run for the White House. He will then travel to Iowa after his appearance to stump for votes. The Hawkeye S...
02:17, 05/16/2019

A sign of the times: One of the most valuable malls in America is getting a makeover Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield's Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, New Jersey — considered one of the top 10 shopping malls in the U.S. based on sales — is being renovated to include office space and a residential area....
22:34, 04/30/2019

The best dessert to order at 17 of America's most popular chain restaurants Olive Garden/Applebee's At most chain restaurants, there are so many options that choosing the perfect dessert from the menu might seem difficult. Some of the best desserts you could order include The Cheesecake Factory's classic Fresh Strawberry Ch...
22:34, 05/15/2019

John Hickenlooper Thinks He Can Unite America, Bloopers and All The Democratic Party has never nominated a presidential candidate from west of the Central time zone. The former governor of Colorado believes he can change that....
21:34, 04/28/2019

Kellogg's Operating Profit Weakens in North America Kellogg said a key profit measurement weakened in North America in its latest quarter as it grappled with higher costs and weaker sales. The food company named a new finance chief....
16:17, 05/02/2019

Our primate ancestors may have originated in Europe or North America It was thought that the ancestor we share with lemurs, monkeys and apes evolved in Asia, but fossil analysis suggests this may not have been the case...
20:00, 04/28/2019

Inside America’s soon-to-be tallest condo building on Billionaires’ Row A king-size bed overlooks Manhattan through wall-to-wall glass; polished stone and gold accent a grand lobby entrance; and private cabanas line the outdoor swimming pool. Such are the opulent flourishes at Central Park Tower, which will be the talles...
23:34, 05/16/2019

Iran tests President Trump’s ‘America First’ pledge WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation’s many foreign entanglements and put “America First.” But as his administration eyes the prospect of military conflict with Iran, Trump...
02:00, 05/18/2019

Signs of the times: America's fading shopfronts – in pictures John Lehr trains his lens on the shabby facades lining Main Street USA, from payday loan outfits to hair salons and pawn shops. Devoid of people, these images advertise a bleak outlook for small bricks-and-mortar businesses Continue reading......
08:34, 05/02/2019

Moura, Fabinho not in Brazil squad for Copa America "Brazilian coach Tite included Manchester City\u0027s Fernandinho for his Copa America squad on Friday, but there was no place for Spurs forward Lucas Moura or Liverpool midfielder Fabinho."...
00:34, 05/18/2019

Man pleads guilty to throwing boy, 5, over Mall of America balcony The Minnesota man accused of throwing a 5-year-old over a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder Tuesday....
06:17, 05/15/2019

How medical bills are crushing America’s middle class Americans are losing the battle against oppressive medical bills. A new report from American Cancer Society researchers reveals that more than half of all Americans struggle with healthcare costs, often delaying care to keep medical bills at bay. The...
23:51, 05/02/2019

America needs to 'be the adult in the room' with Iran, says House Democrat Houlahan As rising tensions between the United States and Iran have prompted American officials to order non-emergency personnel out of Iraq, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D, Pa., argued that the safety of Americans a top priority, but it's crucial not to provoke Ir...
21:17, 05/16/2019

China and Huawei need US more than America needs them in 5G wireless race, say industry insiders Trump's new order effectively blacklisting Huawei from the U.S. market will not hurt America in the race to build out next-generation 5G wireless technology, a well-known CEO and a top telecom investment banker say....
23:34, 05/17/2019

Sen. John Kennedy: America needs new plan to seriously tackle illegal immigration As President Trump gears up to reveal a sweeping new immigration plan, Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy said the country is in dire need of immigration laws that "look like somebody designed it on purpose."...
20:17, 05/16/2019

Inside the sex-crazed final weeks at America’s elite colleges John Avendano, Columbia College’s 2018 senior class president, received only one piece of advice from his predecessor. “She said, ‘Your best friends are going to ask who put them down for senior scramble, and you can’t tell them,’ ” Avendano, now 23 ...
09:17, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 1-Ford recalling 273,000 vehicles in North America that could roll away Ford Motor Co is recalling nearly 273,000 Ford Fusion and Ranger pickup trucks in North America that could roll away if the gear is not in "park" mode, the second largest U.S. automaker said on Wednesday....
19:51, 05/15/2019

Could abortion become illegal in America? All signs point to yes | B Jessie Hill America is facing a full-frontal attack on Roe v Wade. There is no guarantee that the supreme court will protect the right to terminate a pregnancyOn Tuesday night, the Republican-controlled state senate in Alabama voted to effectively ban abortion a...
05:34, 05/15/2019

Virgin Galactic is moving its spaceship and crew to Spaceport America Virgin Galactic's deal with New Mexico entails moving its commercial spaceflight activities to Spaceport America when its vehicles and operations are ready for primetime. Looks like the company is nearly there, because, Sir Richard Branson and c...
15:34, 05/11/2019

Most gaming in America now done on phones, despite that the best titles aren't mobile-friendly The app vehicles called smartphones may have become good enough that people swap them every three instead of two years, but if there is any category in the industry that it growing, it is mobile gaming.In America, 60% of gamers play on mobile, a surv...
13:00, 05/10/2019

USAA tops list of America’s best car insurance companies USAA got the top ranking in Clearsurance's list of the best auto insurance companies. Factors included price, customer service and satisfaction.        ...
12:34, 05/10/2019

UPDATE 1-Huawei to challenge U.S. export sanction which it says will harm America Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it will challenge a decision by the U.S. Commerce Department to add the Chinese company to a export blacklist, warning the decision "will do significant economic harm to the American companies with which Huawei do...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Bank of America Considers Scrapping First Data Payments Partnership Bank of America is considering dissolving the huge payment-processing joint venture it has with First Data and developing its own. Shares in First Data fell....
19:00, 05/09/2019

America’s denial of climate change is heating up: global survey Life, liberty … and the pursuit of global warming? The United States now has one of the highest rates of climate change denial in the world, according to a new global survey. The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project, which surveyed the 23 largest...
09:17, 05/09/2019

America finally has an answer to Chinese phone prices, the Pixel 3a All major US carriers, with the notable exception of AT&T, sport a pretty pathetic by global standards phone roster to choose from. The midrange is especially hurt, as on Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint, it's usually last year's flagships from Samsung, A...
16:17, 05/10/2019

Here’s how we can make STEM classes more accessible to students in rural America More than ever before, there is a high demand in the workforce for an increased emphasis on education in mathematics and sciences for school-age students. After all, two-thirds of all available jobs will require postsecondary critical thinking and pr...
20:51, 05/01/2019

Mexico's America Movil reports 3.6 percent jump in net profit America Movil, the telecommunications giant of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, reported a first-quarter net profit of 19.44 billion pesos ($1 billion) on Monday, up 3.6 percent from the year-ago period and exceeding analysts' expectations....
06:00, 04/30/2019

Santander turns to Latin America as European businesses slip Santander’s profit fell 84% in Argentina, after inflation-adjustment expenses, but that was almost an anomaly in the Americas, with the bank confirming it will boost investment in Latin American businesses to offset a weak economy in Europe....
17:00, 04/30/2019

The Radicalization of White America: How Donald Trump Weaponized Whiteness On September 30, 2011, an unmanned American drone fired 40 missiles into the home of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen. The prominent Muslim cleric was placed on the U.S. government’s kill list because he reportedly inspired numero...
15:51, 05/03/2019

Adidas Picks Up Pace in Race Against Nike in North America Adidas said it was on track to resolve supply-chain issues affecting sales in North America by the end of the year, easing concerns that the sportswear maker could stumble in its sales race against rivals Nike and Under Armour in the world’s most imp...
15:17, 05/03/2019

Jesse Watters challenges Rep. Omar: 'Please say one good thing about America' Fox News' Jesse Watters took on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., over her criticism of the U.S. government's role during the ongoing push for regime change in Venezuela....
07:34, 05/03/2019

These are the highest-paid CEOs at America’s largest companies 24/7 Wall Street reviewed CEO pay at the largest, publicly traded US companies to identify the best-paid CEOs. Tim Cook and Robert Iger make the list.        ...
13:17, 04/30/2019

Toyota to produce Lexus NX for North America at Canada plant Toyota Motor Corp will build its Lexus NX luxury crossover vehicle at a Canadian plant starting in 2022, the company said on Monday, a decision that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said demonstrated the value of the country's international trade agreem...
03:34, 04/30/2019

Trump's regime is leading America in an insurrection | Carol Anderson Trump’s regime has ignited the base by conjuring up a vision of whiteness imperiled by ‘illegals’, ‘black identity extremists’ and Muslim terroristsOn Friday, Donald Trump praised Robert E Lee. Slaveholder. Sadist. Traitor. Loser. It was his way of o...
16:17, 05/01/2019

Stephen Colbert: 'America has its own royal baby: Donald Trump' Late-night hosts discussed the latest addition to the royal family and Trump’s continuing anger over the Mueller reportLast night’s monologues contained a a mixture of international and local news as the hosts covered US conflicts, Donald Trump and t...
19:17, 05/07/2019

UPDATE 1-Mexico's America Movil first-quarter profit rises as costs dip America Movil, the telecommunications giant of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, reported a first-quarter net profit of 19.44 billion pesos ($1 billion) on Monday, up 3.6 percent from the year-ago period and slightly above analysts' average estimate, ...
06:00, 04/30/2019

Trump unveils sweeping plan to ‘transform’ America’s immigration system President Trump on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited immigration overhaul that would dramatically alter how the U.S. accepts people into the country, shifting the system in order to favor admissions based on merit rather than family ties. ...
21:17, 05/16/2019

From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows In every region, farmers and scientists are trying to adapt an array of crops to warmer temperatures, invasive pests, erratic weather and earlier growing seasons....
17:00, 04/30/2019

Yankees fans threaten boycott after ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” has been scrapped at Yankee Stadium, but Bronx Bomber fans are going to bat for her over allegations of racism. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post she is “honored” by the groundswell of support for...
07:17, 05/12/2019

America’s most eco-friendly vehicles from BMW to VW, includes a Tesla trio and two Toyotas 24/7 Wall St. used the Environmental Protection Agency’s passenger vehicle reviews to determine the most fuel-efficient 2018 models sold in the US.        ...
13:34, 05/01/2019

Watch: MIT Great Dome turned into Captain America shield by pranksters A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students paid tribute to the latest "Avengers" film by turning the school's Great Dome into Captain America's shield....
21:51, 04/30/2019

U.S. small business owners are preparing for a recession - Bank of America survey Small business owners around the country are preparing for a recession, according to a new survey by Bank of America Corp, and the bank wants to put more business specialists in branches to help, an executive told Reuters....
20:17, 04/30/2019

Hundreds of female ice hockey stars boycott North America over conditions Players want to build viable pro league in US and CanadaAthletes have faced low wages and lack of health insuranceMore than 200 of the world’s top female hockey players declared on Thursday they will not compete in North America next season in a dram...
18:34, 05/02/2019

What's the dynamic demographic running America's small businesses? Older people The age profile of small business owners has become dramatically older over the past two decadesThe hot fintech startup genius. That amazing e-commerce savant who created a billion-dollar company selling shoes from her apartment. The cool owner of a ...
13:00, 05/16/2019

Analysis: Does Joe Biden's 'foot-in-mouth' problem matter in Trump's America? Joe Biden was under 40 when he was elected to the Senate, and he spent decades representing Delaware in the deliberative body, rising to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before serving eight years as vice...
20:00, 05/02/2019

Pennyslvania sues maker of OxyContin, 'jet fuel' of America's opioid crisis Lawsuit is the first against Purdue Pharma to allege in detail a prolific and calculated scheme of pushing drugs on prescribers Dr Jeffrey Bado received his first sales visit from a Purdue Pharma representative in September 2005. In the next five yea...
05:34, 05/15/2019

Cruise ship tour: Holland America Line's Volendam The Volendam may lack some of the bells and whistles of Holland America's newer ships, but it offers an intimate, traditional cruising experience.        ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Rick Perry: It is time for America to boost its dominance in artificial intelligence The energy secretary announced that the DOE partnered with Cray and AMD to build Frontier, three new machines with an exascale system, at Oak Ridge National Lab, capable of up to a billion-billion calculations per second....
14:17, 05/07/2019

2020 candidate Marianne Williamson: 'We have swerved away from the principles' of America's founding 2020 Democrat Marianne Williamson said Monday that her presidential campaign features a nonpartisan conversation that she hopes will help Americans "re-embrace" democratic values and "the statement of principle in our Declaration of Independence."...
02:17, 05/07/2019

Bill Gates Actually Made a Good Point About the Socialism Debate in America Billionaires Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, and Warren Buffett were interviewed on CNBC this morning, and it wasn’t surprising to hear the three men defend capitalism. But it was surprising to hear Gates make a really good point about socialism. Or, at ...
23:34, 05/06/2019

Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May be Shut Down. A panel of United Nations-backed investigators charged around 700 people. Other countries wanted their own anti-graft groups, but a coming election may spell its end....
17:17, 05/18/2019

Volkswagen Set to Launch a New Compact SUV Called Tarek for North America: Report During an event in Argentina, Volkswagen announced to the gathered crowd that a new SUV, slotted below the Tiguan, would be built for worldwide consumption. According to Argentina Autoblog he car will be built in Russia and China under the Tharu name...
06:00, 05/18/2019

Card skimming hack targets 201 campus stores in North America The infamous Magecart card skimming hack has been used to make life miserable for college students. Trend Micro has discovered that a hacking group, currently nicknamed Mirrorthief, relied on the scripting technique to steal card data from 201 onlin...
14:17, 05/06/2019

'Shale is not superman.' Geopolitical chaos is testing the limits of America's oil boom America's new role as the world's leading oil producer made it easier for President Donald Trump to crack down on Venezuela and Iran with punishing sanctions....
05:17, 05/06/2019

Rural America still struggling for access to high-speed internet service As anticipation grows for 5G technology to be rolled out in big cities, nearly 15 million people in rural pockets across the country are still waiting for reliable high-speed internet....
03:51, 05/18/2019

U.S. may mull cutting debt issuance: Bank of America Merrill Lynch The U.S. Treasury Department may float the idea of reducing the issuance of coupon-bearing debt at its upcoming May refunding after the Federal Reserve's decision to end its balance sheet......
21:00, 04/28/2019

America’s fastest shrinking cities often have unemployment, crime as concerns Declining birthrates contributed to slow population growth, but shrinking cities in the U.S. often have unemployment and crime as concerns.        ...
19:34, 05/05/2019

A Player Recreated The Iron Man Vs. Captain America Fight Scene In Dreams The early access Dreams Creator has been out for a few weeks and that seems to have been enough time to let players start creating some really cool stuff. For example, a wonderful recreation of the famous fight scene from Captain America: Civil War....
19:17, 05/05/2019

Baptism of fire: my first, turbulent year as the Guardian's Latin America correspondent Tom Phillips takes a moment away to reflect on the deepening strife for residents of Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Amlo’s Mexico, and a Venezuela now claimed by two menIt’s a balmy Caribbean evening and after a punishing day covering Venezuela’s crisis I’m dec...
12:17, 05/04/2019

Heidi Heitkamp: Trump has failed rural America's 'Reagan test' President Donald Trump has failed to deliver for rural America – but Democratic politicians have also let their connection to heartland voters weaken, writes former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D....
21:17, 04/28/2019

N. America trade deal would provide modest lift, panel finds The new North American free trade pact would modestly boost the U.S. economy, especially auto parts output, but may curb vehicle assembly and limit consumer choice in light vehicles, a hotly anticipated analysis from the U.S. International Trade Comm...
21:51, 04/28/2019

‘President’ de Blasio slammed by Letitia James, Pod Save America crowd Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential bid got roundly rejected by state Attorney General Letitia James and a crowd of 3,000 jeering liberals during a podcast taping in his home borough of Brooklyn. When asked to rate her excitement over de Blasio...
22:34, 05/17/2019

Triple Crowns: For the First Time, America's Top Pageant Winners Are All Black Women With the crowning of Cheslie Kryst as Miss USA last night, a trio of black women have now claimed the crowns in three major beauty pageants, including Miss America and Miss Teen USA....
18:17, 05/03/2019

"Build America" Visa Replaces Green Card In Trump's New US Entry Plan Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with 'Build America' visa, as the US President unveiled a new merit and points-based immigration policy that seeks to increase the quota......
09:34, 05/17/2019

'A grand experiment': how 'shrooms made Denver America's most drug-friendly city With the decriminalization of psilocybin, the Colorado city has cemented its pioneering drug-friendly statusM held up the jarful of mushroom caps and stems, most of which showed the “blue bruising” unique to mushrooms that contain the natural halluci...
09:34, 05/19/2019

2019 so far is the least deadliest year for America's police officers in decades, data shows With a third of the year complete, 2019 is shaping up to be the least deadly for police officers since 1965 – prompting one of America’s top law enforcement groups to say it’s holding its breath “hoping [that] the trend continues.”...
19:17, 05/10/2019

More than 200 top female hockey players announce they will not play professionally in North America next season BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — More than 200 top female hockey players announce they will not play professionally in North America next season....
17:17, 05/02/2019

America’s best high schools in 2019, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report A South Carolina school claimed the top spot, and Texas had the most schools listed in the top 20 on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools.        ...
16:34, 05/03/2019

FX announces stacked cast to join Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America limited series As if the prospect of (deep breath) a limited series about the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment starring her royal highness Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly wasn’t exciting enough, FX has announced the full list of actors joining Blanchet...
18:51, 05/14/2019

Emmanuel Aranda pleads guilty to throwing 5-year-old from Mall of America balcony The Minnesota man charged with tossing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America pleaded guilty to attempted murder Tuesday. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, faces 19 years behind bars after admitting to grabbing little Landen Hoffmann, ...
19:17, 05/14/2019

Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee Proposes Shutting Down America's Coal Industry in a Decade Jay Inslee, the first presidential candidate running on climate change, has a plan to deal with, uh, climate change. After laying out four guiding pillars for his candidacy, Inslee released the first major piece of his policy platform on Friday. One ...
20:17, 05/03/2019

VW's $2 billion penalty for diesel scam, Electrify America, builds electric chargers across US Funded by $2 billion from Volkswagen's diesel emissions settlement, Electrify America wants to have hundreds of stations and nearly 2,000 chargers in place the end of this year....
19:00, 05/10/2019

Florida, Texas and Carolinas home to many of America’s fastest growing cities While US population growth hit an 80-year low in 2018, some cities are flourishing with growth at a rate more than triple than the average.        ...
13:00, 05/09/2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on how America can grow in the field of artificial intelligence Energy Secretary Rick Perry joins "Squawk Box" to announce that the Department of Energy partnered with Cray and AMD to build Frontier, three new machines with an exascale system capable of up to a billion-billion calculations per second....
04:17, 05/08/2019

America Is Finally Facing the Fact that Solitary Confinement Is Cruel and Unusual Punishment The research is in—in fact, the facts on solitary confinement have been known for years—but finally, we seem to have reached a tipping point for ending this well-studied, torturous practice in American jails and prisons....
20:00, 05/10/2019

How a Memphis heart surgeon is saving babies and changing perceptions of America – Taliban included When he isn’t smoking cigars and laying low in his native of Memphis, Tennessee, pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. William Novick is battling bombs and bureaucracy in some of the most dangerous frontlines of the world. And now he is at the forefront in p...
01:17, 05/08/2019

MOVES-Citi North America Private Bank names unit chair -memo Citigroup Inc North America Private Bank head Tracey Warson is leaving the role to become chair of the unit effective June 3, according to an internal memo on Monday seen by Reuters....
19:51, 04/29/2019

America's push to upgrade airports gains traction as New Orleans opens new terminal later this year When the New Orleans new terminal opens later this year, it will be the latest upgrade and expansion of a U.S. airport, a key part of America's infrastructure sorely in need of major renovations....
16:51, 05/17/2019

Gatlinburg SkyBridge, longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, opens this month The nearly 700-feet-long and 150-feet-high Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, opens May 17.        ...
21:17, 05/02/2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch names new country executives for Japan, Australia: memo Bank of America Merrill Lynch appointed Joseph Fayyad and Tamao Sasada as country executives of Australia and Japan, respectively, an internal memo seen by Reuters said....
21:00, 04/28/2019

America's wealthy investors say Fed-induced stock rally has plenty of life left — maybe years Millionaire investors began 2019 worried about the market, but as the Fed's about-face on interest rates takes hold as the new normal in monetary policy and stocks surge, an E-Trade survey finds that the wealthy expect the rally to continue....
18:51, 04/28/2019

A Bill de Blasio presidency would make America like the groundhog the NYC mayor 'killed': Mark Steyn Bill de Blasio's 2020 presidential prospects are slim, but America would not fare well under the newest Democratic candidate's presidency if he defeated President Trump....
04:17, 05/17/2019

Virgin Galactic is finally moving to New Mexico’s Spaceport America for tourist flights to space After two successful flights through the upper limits of the atmosphere, Virgin Galactic says it is ready to move its operations from Mojave, Calif., where it has built and tested SpaceShipTwo, to New Mexico....
23:34, 05/10/2019

Gatlinburg SkyBridge, one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in North America, opens this month The Gatlinburg SkyBridge, believed to be one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in North America, opens May 17.        ...
17:00, 05/02/2019

MOVES-Citi North America private bank head names unit chair - memo Citigroup Inc North America Private Bank chief Tracey Warson has been named to chair the unit effective June 3, according to a internal memo on Monday seen by Reuters....
18:34, 04/29/2019

Watters on Beto's climate plan: He's a 'scam artist' who feels guilty about America's economic success "The Five" host Jesse Watters had some tough words for 2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke after the former Texas representative proposed a $5 trillion climate change plan alongside the claim that the United States only had 10 years left to address the issue....
05:00, 05/01/2019

Trump's 'merit-based' immigration reform plan 'makes sense' for America, Laura Ingraham says President Trump's new immigration reform plan, including its shift toward a "merit-based" system is the right way to "tackle the big issue" before America....
12:17, 05/17/2019

The little-known story of Major Taylor, America’s first black sports hero, who became a world champion during the Jim Crow era of 1890s New book tells how, at a time when cycling was the world’s most popular sport, dominated by whites, Taylor broke the color line and disproved racist theorists...
18:17, 05/02/2019

MIT pranksters honor 'Avengers: Endgame' by turning campus' Great Dome into Captain America shield Pranksters at Massachusetts Institute of Technology honored the release of “Avengers: Endgame” over the weekend by turning the campus’ Great Dome into Captain America’s shield....
18:34, 04/29/2019

Man Pleads Guilty to Throwing 5-Year-Old Boy Over Railing at Mall of America; Faces 19 Years Hard Time Emmanuel D. Aranda, the 24-year-old Minneapolis man charged with hurling a little boy over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America in a random attack last month, pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday....
06:17, 05/15/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Future of Financials 2017 on November 15 CHICAGO - November 13, 2017 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE) announced today that Edward Tilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Concannon, President and Chief Operating Officer, will jointly present at the Bank ...
23:34, 05/01/2019

Details of Sanders’ Soviet ‘honeymoon’ exposed, as entourage member recalls shock at Bernie’s America-bashing New details emerged Friday about Sen. Bernie Sanders' infamous honeymoon in the Soviet Union back in the 1980s -- including an anecdote about how his America-bashing abroad prompted one of his traveling companions to walk out of the room. ...
22:34, 05/03/2019

World in grip of ‘high impact weather’ as US freezes, Australia sizzles, parts of South America deluged “High impact weather” has gripped much of the world so far this year, the UN weather agency, WMO, reported on Friday, with “dangerous and extreme cold in North America, record high heat and wildfires in Australia, heavy rains in parts of South Americ...
23:34, 04/28/2019

Cboe Global Markets to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Future of Financials Conference Tuesday, November 6 CHICAGO – October 31, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced today that Chris Concannon, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch...
17:51, 05/01/2019

John Kelly, Trump’s ex-chief of staff, joins board of firm running America’s biggest child migrant facility John Kelly now sits on the board of Caliburn International, which owns a company that runs Homestead - the biggest facility for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S....
04:34, 05/04/2019

Captain America was just plain old 'Chris' at his 20th high school reunion last weekend As "Avengers: Endgame" crossed the $2 billion mark over the weekend, Chris Evans stopped by his hometown to attend his 20th high school reunion.        ...
01:51, 05/08/2019

13 vintage photos of the auto industry during America's first auto boom Bettmann/ Getty Henry Ford's Model T automobile created an auto boom in the US in the early 1900s. There were less than 200,000 cars on the road before Ford released the Model T. At its peak, the Model T cost just $575, which was less than the aver...
16:34, 05/01/2019

CBOE Holdings, Inc. Chairman and CEO William J. Brodsky to Present at 2010 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference, Thursday, November 18 CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced that William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of CBOE Holdings, Inc., will present at the 2010 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conferen...
20:51, 05/02/2019

No prison for a man who admits to rape and another who admits to cruelty. This is America? Bus driver Shane Piche raped a 14-year-old girl. Michael Wysolovski kept a teen in sexual captivity. Neither will go to prison. Why?        ...
16:34, 05/03/2019

Michael Cohen will serve his prison sentence at one of America's '10 cushiest prisons' President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is set to begin serving his three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations.        ...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Body-Positive Marketing: Dove’s New Freak Show Wagon Of ‘Nature’s Most Curious Mistakes And Human Horrors’ Is Traveling Across America To Show That Beauty Comes In All Shapes And Sizes If you’re tired of beauty brands promoting the same unrealistic “conventionally attractive” body types as always, you are going to absolutely love this bold new campaign from a company whose marketing team truly gets it: Dove’s new freak show wagon, ...
13:00, 05/02/2019

For the first time, Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA are all black women For the first time, America's top beauty pageants -- Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America -- have crowned black women as their winners at the same time....
03:34, 05/06/2019

Dr. Ruth, 90, is still America's sex guru: 'I'm not a grandma who bakes cookies' Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Holocaust orphan and trailblazing sex therapist, is the subject of new Hulu documentary "Ask Dr. Ruth."        ...
20:00, 05/08/2019

TPD: Man accused of killing wife in custody TUCSON – A man is in custody after police found a woman’s body at a central Tucson home Wednesday night. According to Tucson Police Department, a woman in her 30’s was found dead from obvious signs of “sharp force trauma” at about 8 p.m. ...
16:51, 05/16/2019

Thursday Forecast: Breezy and “cooler” this afternoon TUCSON – A weather system is approaching our area. Yesterday we saw some of the hottest temperatures we have seen so far this year. However, that is all about to change. A storm system will move north of the area today. This will bring gusty w...
16:51, 05/16/2019

Kyrgios throws chair onto court and walks off during match Nick Kyrgios walked off the court in a fit of rage after throwing a chair onto the red clay during his second-round match against Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud at the Italian Open        ...
16:51, 05/16/2019

Israel gets three bidders for huge desalination plant Israel has received bids from three groups interested in building and operating a desalination plant that will supply more than a fifth of the country's household water and help battle shortages that could arise from climate change....
17:00, 05/16/2019

The New Avocado Menu At The Foodhall Will Make You See the Superfood In A Whole New Avatar Until now you had seen avocados in salads and dips, but this innovative menu at The Cafe by Foodhall unleashes the versatility of the fruit like never before....
17:00, 05/16/2019

All You Need To Know About Soluble And Insoluble Fibre Fibre is a complex carbohydrate, which we usually get from vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Foods that are rich in fibre are known to promote digestion by adding bulk to the stool. This helps in......
17:00, 05/16/2019

Vicky Kaushal's 31st Birthday Cake Looks Like A Food Lover's Dream! (See Pics) Happy Birthday Vicky Kaushal: The actor recently took to Instagram and shared the picture of his 31st birthday cake with his fans. Much like the actor, his birthday cakeis anything but mainstream....
17:00, 05/16/2019

Chris Rock wants to torture us with another Saw sequel Hot on the heels of comic luminaries Danny McBride and David Gordon Green reigniting the Halloween franchise comes a Saw reboot from, of all people, Chris Rock. Deadline reports that Rock conjured up the story for the revival—which, we have to assume...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Only one can survive in our battle royale of the biggest battle royale games around Few genres have become institutions in modern gaming faster than the battle royale game, the sort of rapid zeitgeist shift that forces developers to change long-brewing plans in a way normally dictated only by Twitter accounts that ask if you can pet...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Lloyds defends CEO pay after investor anger at annual investor meeting Lloyds Banking Group has defended the 6.3 million pound ($8.06 million) pay package awarded to chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio, after criticism from politicians and investor trade bodies....
17:00, 05/16/2019

OK, But Do Dragons Ever Run Out of Fire? Game of Thrones has clearly lost its own thread, and I can’t help but feel held captive by the eight years I’ve already sunk into this series as I begrudgingly plod through its mercifully short final season. And yet, something wonderful happened in t...
17:17, 05/16/2019

Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed again in Japan. Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed again in Japan. Originally slated for winter 2018, the Nintendo Switch game was delayed to June 6. Now it is scheduled for June 20 to improve quality. No word yet about an international release....
17:17, 05/16/2019

Iron Man himself will help promote the OnePlus 7 Pro in 'long-term' ad campaign In case you were wondering what Tony Stark was up to after the dramatic conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga (spoiler alert, I guess), the answer is closely related to the biggest smartphone launch of the past couple of months....
17:17, 05/16/2019

Homeland Security asks military to build tent cities for migrants near border The Department of Homeland Security has asked the military to build half a dozen tent cities near the southern border to house some 7,500 migrants, according to a report. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to NBC News that DHS made the request,...
18:00, 05/16/2019

Oscar Wilde's London haunt debuts after $50 million makeover Transforming the more than 130-year-old Cadogan Hotel, in the heart of London's posh Chelsea neighborhood, into a world-class luxury address took four years and $50 million....
18:17, 05/16/2019

Racing 10,000 miles in a tiny car Mongol Rally participants race across Central Europe and Asia in cars with one-liter engines -- or on scooters or motorcycles. No set route. No assistance....
18:17, 05/16/2019

Epic Games Store sale could steal Steam’s thunder with big discounts like 45% off Metro Exodus The so-called Epic Mega Sale has just begun on Epic’s online games store, and whatever your views on this sometimes controversial retail outlet, it can’t be denied that this is indeed a pretty epic event in terms of the discounts availa...
18:17, 05/16/2019

How to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6 stream online from anywhere Well, after 8 seasons spanning almost decade, Game of Thrones is finally coming to an end. Yes, this is a sad moment for everyone but much like Jon trying to find the good in Daenerys, we're looking to the positives and tracking down the best lo...
18:17, 05/16/2019

Wilder vs Breazeale live stream: how to watch the boxing online from anywhere US boxer Deontay Wilder is currently champion as the holder of the WBC heavyweight title. He's also one of the most intimidating boxers on the Earth right now. Unperturbed, Dominic Breazeale aims to knock Wilder off his throne and grab his belt ...
18:17, 05/16/2019

Lilium's 186mph airborne taxi takes to the air for a successful test flight You're now one step closer to hailing a ride in a flying taxi. German startup Lilium has carried out a series of successful test flights, putting its automated, all-electric aircraft through its aerial paces.So far the full-sized vehicle has onl...
18:17, 05/16/2019

Nike's 'inclusive' image at risk if it fails women athletes, brand experts say Olympic athlete Alysia Montano said when she told then sponsor Nike she wanted to have a baby during her career, the sports giant told her it would pause her contract and stop paying her. Experts say Nike's inclusive image could be at risk...
18:34, 05/16/2019

From Disney movies to dogs, these 10 vacation rentals take themes to the extreme No matter what you’re into – from dogs and frogs to Disney and Wes Anderson – there’s a vacation rental out there with your name written all over it.        ...
18:34, 05/16/2019

Spice up your life: Stay overnight in the iconic Spice Girls bus, now listed on Airbnb Spice Girls fans now have the opportunity to stay over in the original Spice Bus from the 1997 movie "Spice World" for a limited time in June.        ...
18:34, 05/16/2019

More than 300,000 'Game of Thrones' fans sign petition calling for a redo of Season 8 "This series deserves a final season that makes sense," the Change.org petition read, echoing fans who are angry about the rushed final season.        ...
18:34, 05/16/2019

Belgian former king ordered to take DNA test over alleged love child A Belgian artist who grew up in one of the country's richest families claims to be King Albert II's illegitimate daughter. He faces a steep fine if he fails to provide results from a DNA test to resolve the case....
18:34, 05/16/2019

‘Starvation’ now a reality for displaced Syrians stranded in camp near Jordanian border Starvation “is already starting” in a camp for displaced people in south-east Syria, a senior UN official said on Thursday, while condemning ongoing airstrikes and retaliatory shelling in opposition-held territories in the north-west....
18:51, 05/16/2019

NordicTrack RW900 review: The Peloton of rowers is my new favorite workout In terms of design and overall quality, Peloton stationary bikes are great… but they’re not really any better than rival workout bikes in the same price range. The reason Peloton is so popular right now has precious little to do with the...
18:51, 05/16/2019

Gio Gonzalez is making the Mets look awful Gio Gonzalez has been more than a marginal upgrade for the Brewers since the Mets passed on him again after he opted out of his minor-league contract with the Yankees last month. The 33-year-old lefty owns a 2-0 record and a 1.69 ERA in four starts f...
18:51, 05/16/2019

Fed's Brainard Says Central Bank Should Welcome Modest Rise in Inflation Fed governor Lael Brainard said the central bank’s commitment to maintaining stable prices would benefit from a modest rise in inflation over the coming years, an indication the central bank wouldn’t need to raise interest rates should price pressure...
18:51, 05/16/2019

Stealthy USS Zumwalt Destroyer to fire new missiles, laser weapons The U.S. Navy’s stealthy new first-of-its-kind destroyer will incinerate targets with lasers, fire advanced weapons to destroy moving targets at sea and use upgraded interceptor missiles to track and knock-out approaching enemy fire -- all as part of...
18:51, 05/16/2019

Sign Up For Butcher Box, Get a Bunch Of Extra Barbecue-Friendly Meats For Free We’re big fans of Butcher Box’s meat-by-mail deliveries of grass-fed beef, heritage grade pork, and organic chicken, and if you sign up for a new account today, you’ll get everything you need to host a little barbecue thrown in for free....
19:00, 05/16/2019

| Sharks hooker backs Pollard's French sojourn After spending several years in France, Sharks hooker Craig Burden says Handre Pollard's decision to join Montpellier is an experience he will never regret....
19:17, 05/16/2019

Steam Link comes to iOS without Steam Store functionality [Updated] [Update (12:07 pm): Ars testing has discovered an important difference between the new iOS Steam Link app and the Android version that has been available for over a year. When streaming to an iOS device, Steam launches in a specialized version of Big...
19:17, 05/16/2019

Crime up but cases facing criminal justice system at 50-year low The number of people formally dealt with by the criminal justice system fell last year to the lowest level since 1970 despite police figures showing a six per cent rise in offending, official statistics revealed today....
19:17, 05/16/2019

Crossrail station at Bond Street may not be finished for two years, MPs warned The Crossrail station at Bond Street may not be finished for two years, while almost £80 million is having to be spent to make the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf safe, MPs have been told....
19:17, 05/16/2019

Zalando’s Director of Engineering on AI and the future of fashion Last week’s TNW Conference featured an amazing lineup of speakers, all sharing their unique knowledge and insights into the future of tech. A prominent theme this year was machine learning and artificial intelligence — namely, how industries can harn...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Designing products for people with disabilities has never been so important In our ongoing series, High Contrast, we’re looking at how assistive technology can help people with disabilities overcome challenges in their lives, and the pioneers innovating in solutions to make everyday tools more accessible. Today marks the eig...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Maddie Poppe on new album, 'American Idol' finale drama: 'The situation speaks for itself' Last year's "American Idol" winner Maddie Poppe opens up about her debut album "Whirlwind," boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson and complicated feelings about this Sunday's finale.        ...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Family Life Has Turned One Of World Of Warcraft’s Greatest Heroes Into Mel Gibson In the latest cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft, orc leader Varok Saurfang travels to Outland in search of legendary Horde warchief Thrall, who retired with his wife and children following the events of the Legion expansion. What Saurfang finds...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Top House Republican McCarthy says he opposes Alabama abortion law McCarthy told reporters that the Alabama law “goes further than I believe,” noting that he has voted for exceptions in cases of rape and incest, and when the mother’s life is at risk....
19:51, 05/16/2019

More mysterious 'jars of the dead' have been unearthed in this country Archeologists in Laos have discovered 15 new sites containing over 100, 1000-year-old stone jars that may have been used for the dead.        ...
19:51, 05/16/2019

Miranda Lambert and Husband Brendan McLoughlin Color Coordinate On Rare Outing In NYC Even their closets are a match. Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin were seen outside their NYC apartment yesterday sporting similar shades of pink. While the country......
19:51, 05/16/2019

A Date Crasher on The Bachelorette? "It's All So Scary," Hannah Says Hannah Brown's search for love on The Bachelorette is heading to the stage--the pageant stage. In E! News' exclusive sneak peek of second episode of The Bachelorette season 15,......
19:51, 05/16/2019

A Boss Gig, a New Home and Starting a Family: Inside Kaley Cuoco's Big Next Steps As endings go, it was equal parts sad and satisfying. As reluctant as Kaley Cuoco was to say goodbye to Penny, the waitress/aspiring actress turned pharmaceutical rep she inhabited for......
19:51, 05/16/2019

Joe Biden chooses Philadelphia as 2020 presidential campaign HQ Joe Biden has decided that his 2020 presidential campaign will be headquartered in Philadelphia – choosing his native Pennsylvania over Delaware, which sent him to the Senate for 36 years. The site of the nation’s founding highlights the former...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Facebook says removes 265 'fake accounts' linked to Israel Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called "inauthentic behavior" targeting users in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa....
20:00, 05/16/2019

Clear Up Your Skin With This Retinol Cream For Just $17 In case you haven’t heard, retinol should be a go-to for those looking to rid their skin of acne, dark spots, wrinkles, and other imperfections. But because retinol is such a skincare superstar, it doesn’t usually come cheap — that is, until now, bec...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Venezuelan opposition and government to hold crisis talks Figures invited to Norway in effort to end power struggle and economic paralysisVenezuela’s government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country’s crisis, though their mutual mistrust and d...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Canadians detained in China accused of espionage China has charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secretsThe two Canadian citizens detained in China on espionage allegations have been formally arrested, in a move likely to further chill relations between the two countries.Chi...
20:00, 05/16/2019

'He wants power': how Salvini kept changing his message to reach his ultimate goal As Italy’s deputy PM prepares to gather Europe’s far-right in Milan those who know him fear he’s taking country down a dangerous pathNino Governale was the perfect target for the teenage Matteo Salvini. The PE teacher hailed from Sicily and could har...
20:00, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaidó confirms Norway peace effort Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is confirming efforts in Norway to mediate between the opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Iraqi airline set to resume flights to Syrian capital Syria’s Transport Ministry says Iraqi Airways set to resume flights to the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time since the war there erupted in 2011...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson suspended 6 games over PED violation: reports Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was suspended for six games Thursday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, according to multiple reports....
20:00, 05/16/2019

Bruce Willis hears boos from Phillies fans after one-hopping first pitch Philadelphia Phillies fans let Bruce Willis hear it after the “Die Hard” actor threw a bad first pitch before Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers....
20:00, 05/16/2019

Karl Rove: Joe Biden faces same 'peril' as Hillary Clinton, despite being Democratic front-runner for 2020 In a new op-ed, Fox News contributor Karl Rove warned that former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign faces the same "perils" that Hillary Clinton experienced....
20:17, 05/16/2019

Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran The president’s statement came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Tehran, and officials said he was firm in saying he did not want a military clash....
20:17, 05/16/2019

Man to stay jailed over talk about avenging mosque attacks MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining the Islamic State group and attacking random p...
20:17, 05/16/2019

Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Jalen Tolliver NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added another wide receiver, agreeing to terms with Jalen Tolliver. The Titans announced the deal Thursday. Tolliver spent most of last season on Arizona’s practice squad after signing with the ...
20:17, 05/16/2019

A T-shirt shopping trip with rock singer James Bay NEW YORK (AP) — When shopping at a vintage shop in New York City with hundreds of music T-shirts plastered around the walls, British singer James Bay is in awe. When he sees Kurt Cobain’s face on a tee, he says: “Of all the artists that h...
20:17, 05/16/2019

Malawi: Head to head race for the presidency Rigging fears, a rap song and the voice of Malawi's youth are all elements in next week's presidential election. Incumbent president Peter Mutharika is hoping to beat seven rivals to stay in office for a final term....
20:34, 05/16/2019

Former US President Jimmy Carter Out Of Hospital After Hip Surgery Former US president Jimmy Carter, who underwent surgery this week after breaking his hip in a fall, was released from hospital on Thursday, the Carter Center said....
21:00, 05/16/2019

Fed Governor Says Central Bank Could Take Advantage of Trade War Inflation Lael Brainard, a Fed governor, said the potential inflation on imports caused by President Trump’s tariffs could help the central bank achieve one of its primary goals....
21:00, 05/16/2019

California regulator threatens ban on gasoline engines California's threat -- which would be a first in the U.S. -- marks an escalation in the clash between Washington and Sacramento that would increase uncertainty for carmakers in the nation’s biggest auto market....
21:00, 05/16/2019

Businesses need to do more to protect data, UK says In today's increasingly connected world, keeping our digital footprint private is growing more important and more challenging according to new research from Kaspersky Lab.The cybersecurity company surveyed 2,000 adults in the UK to discover that...
21:17, 05/16/2019

Chip Makers Get Caught in Huawei Crossfire The ban on selling to the Chinese communications giant raises the prospect of further export controls that would be damaging for semiconductor industry....
21:17, 05/16/2019

Trump unveils sweeping plan to ‘transform’ America’s immigration system President Trump on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited immigration overhaul that would dramatically alter how the U.S. accepts people into the country, shifting the system in order to favor admissions based on merit rather than family ties. ...
21:17, 05/16/2019

Study: Long-term stroke rate down 50 percent for older adults Over the long-term, strokes have dropped by 53 percent for adults older than age 55, and have declined by about 39 percent for people aged 35-55, according to new research....
21:17, 05/16/2019

Pot legalization increases car crashes, injuries, but little effect on hospitalization In Colorado, motor vehicle accidents went up by 10 percent, and alcohol abuse and overdoses that resulted in injury or death climbed by 5 percent, after marijuana was legalized in the state....
21:17, 05/16/2019

North Korea Warns of Worst Drought in Decades, But Some Question Famine Fears North Korea is confronting its worst drought in nearly 40 years, its state media said, as international relief groups warn of a mounting food shortage. But some analysts suggest Pyongyang may be playing up the crisis to put pressure on sanctions....
21:17, 05/16/2019

Intimate photos of Royal Ballet dancers In 2004, London-born photographer Mary McCartney enjoyed six months of unrestricted access to the Royal Ballet, capturing young dancers from the corps as they prepared backstage at the Royal Opera House, relaxed at home and enjoyed the city's nightli...
21:34, 05/16/2019

Boeing says has completed software update for 737 MAX jets Boeing Co said on Thursday that it had completed development of a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded after they were involved in two fatal crashes....
21:34, 05/16/2019

76ers co-owner jokes about 'hatred' for rapper Drake who used his 'curse' against Philly Rubin says the Canadian rapper used his curse against the Sixers in Sunday's Game 7 against the Toronto Raptors and in this week's NBA draft lottery....
21:34, 05/16/2019

Halle Berry, wearing plunging leather romper, shows off edgy buzz cut at movie premiere Halle Berry, who stars in the upcoming film “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” took to Instagram this week with a photo of the back of her head, showing off her edgy undercut....
21:51, 05/16/2019

Ex-king of Belgium ordered to pay thousands per day until he submits DNA for paternity test King Albert II — the former monarch of Belgium — must pay 5,000 euros for every day he refuses to provide a DNA sample in a paternity case brought on by a woman who claims to be his daughter, a court ruled Thursday....
22:00, 05/16/2019

FAA chief defends grounding Boeing 737 Max later than other nations, worries problem took a year to discover Boeing 737 Max had a cockpit warning light problem that took a year for FAA to learn, acting administrator Daniel Elwell told a US House committee.        ...
22:00, 05/16/2019

Trump tries to shut Huawei out of US market with executive order Enlarge / Customers purchase mobile phones at the Huawei Experience Center on May 16, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (credit: Getty Images | VCG/Long Wei) The Trump administration yesterday took two actions that could effectively pre...
22:34, 05/16/2019

A New Diet Study Confirms Your Worst Suspicions About Ultra-Processed Foods A U.S. government-led trial may confirm the worst fears of anyone whose diet starts and ends in the frozen food aisle. It suggests that people who mostly eat ultra-processed foods will take in more calories and gain more weight than those who stick t...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Phone Companies Say They've (Mostly) Stopped Selling Your Location Data to Shady Middlemen In a series of letters published by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Thursday, representatives of T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon all said they had ceased or significantly curtailed the sale of their customers’ location data to compani...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Chick-fil-A says it has ‘much higher calling’ amid charity backlash Chick-fil-A is taking the high road in response to a handful of liberal critics alleging the popular fast food restaurant is hostile to LGBTQ individuals. The executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Chick-fil-A’s vice president of ...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Neighbor from hell blasts theme from ‘The Addams Family’ at family A creepy, kooky British man blasted the theme of “The Addams Family” at his next-door neighbors — turning their lives into a “living hell” during a six-year campaign of harassment, according to a report. Neil Speight, 47, would turn up the volume of ...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he insisted that his country is committed to an inter...
22:51, 05/16/2019

Elton John joins Rocketman’s Taron Egerton for new song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” One of the benefits of doing a biopic for a musician that is still alive is that, when it comes time to record the soundtrack, you know you can probably cajole that artist into a sweet guest spot. That’s exactly what happened with the forthcoming sou...
22:51, 05/16/2019

John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum review – franchise bloat for Keanu Reeves' hitman Third chunk of the ultraviolent series has its customary of balletic violence and delusional grandeur, but its no longer so light on its feetParabellum. That’s Latin, innit? And like everything about Keanu Reeves and stuntman turned director Chad Sta...
23:00, 05/16/2019

Cuba says Boeing 737 plane crash last year due to crew errors Cuba's Institute of Civil Aeronautics said on Thursday an investigation into the crash a year ago of a Boeing 737 in Havna that killed all but one of the 113 people aboard suggests the most probable cause was errors by the crew....
23:00, 05/16/2019

Republicans’ Messaging on Abortion Puts Democrats on the Defensive The unusually forceful campaign has created challenges that Democrats did not expect as they struggle to combat misinformation and thwart further efforts to undercut access to abortion....
23:17, 05/16/2019

‘Climate change is the battle of my life’, UN chief tells students living on the frontline in Fiji The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres saw the frontline of “the battle against climate change” for himself on Thursday, by taking to the tropical waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Fiji, on a solar-powered boat....
23:17, 05/16/2019

Asus ZenFone 6 is official: motorized camera, Snapdragon 855, $499 Aiming to take on the OnePlus 7 and Xiaomi Mi 9, Asus has just announced its latest smartphone – the ZenFone 6 – which offers flagship performance and a decent design without the typically-high price tag. In fact, the ZenFone 6 starts at just $499 an...
23:34, 05/16/2019

Sony's Xperia XZ4 Compact isn't dead after all, but you still can't have it The Xperia Z1 Compact was announced back in early 2014 and kicked off a new lineup that’d eventually include smaller versions of many Sony flagships. These smartphones were never best-sellers but the company did always seem pleased with results, so i...
23:34, 05/16/2019

Theresa May Vows to Set a Date for Stepping Down as U.K. Prime Minister After months of calls for her resignation, Mrs. May agreed to decide on a timetable for the election of a new party leader, who will almost certainly become prime minister....
23:34, 05/16/2019

New York lawmakers may soon outlaw texting while crossing the street ALBANY — Lawmakers are pushing to outlaw the practice of texting while crossing the street, citing safety concerns that in some cases have proved deadly. “Texting is one of the most common forms of communication with friends. It’s the best way ...
23:34, 05/16/2019

How cops used a photo of Woody Harrelson to catch a beer thief An NYPD detective used photos of Woody Harrelson to track down a look-a-like thief when security footage of the actual crook didn’t turn up any results in the department’s facial recognition system, according to a new report. The cop was ...
23:34, 05/16/2019

SpaceX Starlink launch reset for Thursday night SpaceX will try to launch its first 60 Starlink satellites from Florida again Thursday night, with weather favorable but still presenting a risk of strong upper-level winds that caused a postponement Wednesday night....
00:00, 05/17/2019

5 more states sue Purdue Pharma over U.S. opioid crisis The attorneys general in five states are suing the maker of the popular opioid OxyContin, saying marketing of the drug has fueled America's addiction crisis....
00:00, 05/17/2019

McCarthy: Alabama abortion law 'goes further than I believe' The top Republican in the House said Thursday that he believes Alabama’s new restrictive abortion law — the strictest in the nation — goes too far.“It goes further than I believe, yes,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters during a ne...
00:00, 05/17/2019

Stepfather: Duke star Zion Williamson excited to play for Pelicans Zion Williamson's stepfather told the ESPN affiliate in Baton Rouge, La., the Duke star would be excited to play for the New Orleans Pelicans if they take him with the first pick in June's NBA draft....
00:17, 05/17/2019

'Especially relevant': Susan Meiselas wins 2019 Deutsche Börse photography prize From displaced Kurds to carnival strippers, documentarian praised for carving ‘a new form of socially engaged photography’ by getting close to long-term subjectsThe prestigious Deutsche Börse photography prize has been won by Susan Meiselas, an Ameri...
00:34, 05/17/2019

|MTNNigerianeededjust16minutestoreversemarketfortunes After a lengthy ceremony of speeches, congratulations and rounds of applause delayed the start of trading for more than half an hour, it looked as though MTN Nigeria Communications may not trade at all with the market due to close for the day at 14:3...
00:34, 05/17/2019

Man uses same lottery numbers for 10 years, finally wins $100,000 A Michigan man who has been playing the same set of lottery numbers for 10 years said he finally won a $100,000 jackpot -- while he was out of the country....
00:34, 05/17/2019

Facebook shuts down Israel-based disinformation campaigns as election manipulation increasingly goes global Facebook said it shut down 265 fake accounts run by an Israeli social media company on Thursday for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” as it sought to affect politics in African, Latin Ame......
00:34, 05/17/2019

Facebook Bans Israeli Firm Over Fake Political Activity Facebook removed hundreds of fake accounts, pages and groups linked to a commercial entity based in Israel, the social-media giant’s latest move to curb abusive content, including efforts to influence elections....
00:51, 05/17/2019

Nvidia's Profit Plunges, But Gaming Revenue Shows Signs of Revival Nvidia’s profit fell 68% in the latest period, but the decline wasn’t as steep as Wall Street had expected, and the company said its gaming graphics business returned to growth....
00:51, 05/17/2019

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away Maradona isn't the only star in town – the Elton John biopic Rocketman blew the Cannes film festival away Thursday, with a warts-and-all movie about his wild rock 'n' roll years....
00:51, 05/17/2019

‘Game of Thrones’ finale predictions — and questions that need answers The end is coming. And Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale, the series’ 73rd episode, is sure to be divisive. Last week, we saw Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) raze King’s Landing in the show’s most polarizing plot point yet. A host of major charact...
01:00, 05/17/2019

Juice Wrld on losing ‘Lucid Dreams’ money: ‘I really don’t give no f–k’ If you think that Juice Wrld is bitter about Sting banking a reported 85% of the royalties for “Lucid Dreams” — his 2018 hit that interpolates the former Police frontman’s 1993 single “Shape of My Heart” — think again. To Juice, that lilting guitar l...
01:00, 05/17/2019

‘Burn This’ actor Brandon Uranowitz: ‘I am not a porn star!’ When you want to be an actor and your last name’s Uranowitz, well — you might want to change it. Brandon Uranowitz’s father thought so. Just before he left for college, his dad suggested he go by “Brandon Steel.” “Excuse me,” he recalls replying, “I’...
01:00, 05/17/2019

Google's how-to videos explain Assistant's accessibility features As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google revealed a series of video tutorials meant to help people with disabilities set up and use their Assistant-enabled smart devices. The videos are available in a YouTube playlist, and so far they co...
01:17, 05/17/2019

Boeing says its 737 Max software update is complete Today, Boeing announced that it has completed the software update to its 737 Max planes. The update is meant to correct the software flaws that contributed to the Lion Air and Air Ethiopia crashes that killed 346 people in total. The update was expec...
01:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft invests in seven AI projects to help people with disabilities Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and for the second year, Microsoft is awarding grants to AI projects meant to make the world more inclusive. The grants are part of a five-year initiative that will invest $25 million....
01:17, 05/17/2019

Snooki Gets Candid About Feeling "Miserable" Ahead of Baby No. 3's Birth Snooki is ready for her son to arrive. The Jersey Shore star, who will welcome her third child in just a few weeks, has been feeling "miserable" as she gets ready to give birth.......
01:34, 05/17/2019

The Big Bang Theory Will "Re-do" Series Finale for Unsatisfied Fans? The Big Bang Theory is ending on Thursday, May 16, but if you're not happy with how the adventures of Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and the rest of the gang, well, too bad. Or...maybe you're in......
01:34, 05/17/2019

Now Hiring: How Queen Elizabeth II Can Be Your New Boss No, you did not read that headline incorrectly. Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a Digital Communications Officer to work out of Buckingham Palace, according to the Royal Household website.......
01:34, 05/17/2019

Everything the Beverly Hills 90210 Cast Has Survived That We Want to See in the Reunion Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh, duh-nuh-nuh-nuh, chh-chh! Admit it, after reading that simple line of nonsense, you've now got the iconic Beverly Hills, 90210 theme song playing in your mind, where......
01:34, 05/17/2019

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama....
01:51, 05/17/2019

You Should Marinate Pork Chops in Root Beer A juicy, perfectly cooked pork chop is not hard to achieve; a simple brine, followed by a reverse sear situation will render it juicy and flavorful every time. But if you feel like adding a little sweetness to your life—and creating a truly bomb crus...
02:00, 05/17/2019

How to make Pok Pok's Pad Thai with Pork and Shrimp This recipe for Pok Pok chef Andy Ricker’s “Phat Thai Ruam Mit” comes from his latest cookbook, Pok Pok Noodles. Read our interview with Ricker here, find out why he believes a dish as ubiquitous stateside as pad Thai should be approached with revere...
02:00, 05/17/2019

China's Huawei restricted from using U.S. suppliers The Trump administration on Thursday officially added China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to a trade blacklist, immediately enacting restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the telecom giant to do business with U.S. companies....
02:00, 05/17/2019

F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse just outside of Southern California’s March Air Reserve Base. Maj. Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base, says the pilot ejected before ...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders received a classified briefing on Iran from the White House Thursday following criticism that lawmakers have been kept out of the loop about recent military moves in the Middle East. Members of the so-called Ga...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Dominique Morris Wins Tommy Bell Award Lexington, KY (LEX 18) — Lexington Catholic Senior Dominique Morris is the 2019 winner of the Tommy Bell Award, given to the most outstanding high school student-athlete in the city of Lexington. Dominique has been on the varsity soccer team si...
02:17, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Judge orders parts of Mueller report unredacted WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A federal judge has ordered portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be unredacted and made public in the crim...
02:17, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Friends visit condemned Alabama inmate ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an execution set for Thursday in Alabama (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An Alabama inmate awaiting lethal injection for a quadruple murder is visiting with friends and a spiritual adviser. Prison spokesman Bob Horton s...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Drone-Based Project to Study How Tornadoes Form A new project across the Great Plains rolled out this week with hopes of better understanding thunderstorms and the tornadoes they spawn. The goal of the project is improve forecasting of supercells, or spinning thunderstorms, and the hazards they ca...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Days after Kraft ruling, judge in Florida nixes spa video VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge is barring prosecutors from using surveillance video taken inside a Florida massage parlor in a prostitution case, days after another judge suppressed video in a similar case involving New England Patriots owner Robert...
02:17, 05/17/2019

New round of claims against vendors, bondholders on tap in Puerto Rico bankruptcy Puerto Rico’s federally appointed oversight board will file another round of lawsuits against government vendors and bondholders, Luc Despins, a lawyer representing unsecured creditors in the U.S. commonwealth's bankruptcy, said on Thursday....
02:17, 05/17/2019

China’s lunar rover is helping to unravel a Moon mystery The Chinese space program started 2019 with a major milestone when the Chang’e 4 lunar lander successfully touched down on the far side of the Moon. It was the first time any country had completed such a feat, the landing itself was just the fi...
02:34, 05/17/2019

Uli Hoeness takes center stage at football discussion lacking diversity Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness and Schalke's Clemens Tönnies were part of a panel at Bonn's academy for research and teaching talking about the role of football in Germany....
02:34, 05/17/2019

Eurovision 2019: Final acts selected The theme of this year's Eurovision Song Contest is "Dare to Dream." But the dream is now over for the 15 nations eliminated from the competition. The remaining 26 entries will battle it out in this weekend's finale....
02:34, 05/17/2019

Trump immigration plan shows stark difference between GOP, Dems ahead of 2020 election, Matt Gaetz says President Trump's new immigration reform plan was wrongly criticized by Democrats, who in turn need to decide whether to be more serious about what's best for the American people and the nation's economy in that regard....
02:34, 05/17/2019

How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition....
02:34, 05/17/2019

U.S. House panel threatens action to get Mueller report documents U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday the committee plans to take "enforcement action" to compel the Department of Justice to provide it with documents after Attorney General William Barr disregarded its subpoena....
02:51, 05/17/2019

Frustrated House Democrats Pin Their Hopes on Mueller Democrats, hitting a presidential stonewall in their efforts to stoke public anger, believe that testimony from Robert S. Mueller III is the only way to clear up certain ambiguities in his report....
02:51, 05/17/2019

5 top Latin artists heating up the charts in 2019 In 2017, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s smash “Despacito” proved that you could sing and rap in Spanish and still completely dominate the US pop landscape. Then, last year, Latin stars J Balvin and Bad Bunny helped Cardi B score the song of the summer...
02:51, 05/17/2019

This British Lad's Body Art Is Quickly Becoming A Chronicle Of Failed Soccer Predictions Meet Jamie. He’s a Leeds United supporter who was proper chuffed when his beloved club made it to the English Championship playoff semifinal, and was likely chuffed even further after they took a 1-0 lead against Derby County in the first leg. Jamie ...
02:51, 05/17/2019

#MeToo founder slams Alabama lawmakers in wake of abortion law The founder of the #MeToo movement is speaking out against Alabama lawmakers after a near-total abortion ban was signed into law. Tarana Burke decried the controversial bill in an Instagram post, writing how she founded the movement in Selma, Alabama...
03:17, 05/17/2019

Woman sentenced for posing as sheriff’s deputy to free boyfriend from jail An Arkansas woman who posed as a California sheriff’s deputy to break her boyfriend out of jail has been sentenced. Maxine Feldstein, 30, pleaded guilty on Monday to several charges, including criminal impersonation, and was sentenced to 30 yea...
03:17, 05/17/2019

Bernie Sanders is latest candidate to call for Facebook to break up Sen. Bernie Sanders, a long-time critic of the power of large corporations, has joined Democratic presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Tulsi Gabbard in outright calling to break up Facebook. “Should antitrust action be taken against Facebook? T...
03:17, 05/17/2019

Trump announces sweeping immigration plan to favor educated, skilled workers President Trump on Thursday unveiled a sweeping immigration reform plan that would favor people with top educations and skills and sharply limit those admitted at random or solely because they have family in the US. “We’re here on this very beautiful...
03:17, 05/17/2019

"We don't have enough housing," incoming Freddie Mac CEO at CNBC's Capital Exchange Summit Incoming Freddie Mac CEO sits down with Diana Olick at CNBC's Capital Exchange Summit, alongside Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer. While he says there's "no major dip likely in front of us," the bigger issue is "no one can figure out a way...
03:17, 05/17/2019

Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer at Capital Exchange Event: "I am bullish on building" Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer joins incoming Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman, alongside CNBC's Diana Olick at the Capital Exchange, exploring the new realities of real estate. She is "bullish" because of demographics. "Now we have to learn ho...
03:17, 05/17/2019

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee says 'nothing has been done' about his killing At an emotional hearing, Hatice Cengiz, Jamal Khashoggi's widow, told lawmakers that 'nothing had been done' about his killing, calling for action        ...
03:17, 05/17/2019

US housing starts regained momentum, rising 5.7% in April Housing starts rose 5.7% in April, picking up momentum after slowing growth over the past few months. Building permits also rose, another good sign.        ...
03:17, 05/17/2019

Bucks, Raptors both looking to improve in Game 2 The Raptors led most of the way Wednesday in the opener of the best-of-seven series, but the better-rested Bucks won 108-100 by outscoring Toronto 32-17 in the fourth quarter -- 10-0 in the final 3:31....
03:34, 05/17/2019

Brooks Koepka, not Tiger Woods, the story of Round 1 at PGA Championship SportsPulse: While everyone's eyes were on Tiger Woods it was Brooks Koepka that was a cut above the field. Golfweek's David Dusek breaksdown Koepka's historic start.        ...
03:34, 05/17/2019

Professional wrestler Ric Flair hospitalized, per reports Pro wrestler Ric Flair was rushed to a hospital following a "medical emergency," TMZ reported, but other reports indicated he had a planned procedure.        ...
03:34, 05/17/2019

Nick Kyrgios throws chair at Italian Open; players debate punishment Nick Kyrgios walked off the court in a fit of rage and was defaulted from his second-round match at the Italian Open.        ...
03:34, 05/17/2019

Kitten recovers after being sprayed with hard foam A kitten that was encased in hardened spray foam is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued from a garbage can by an Oregon sanitation worker. (May 16)        ...
03:51, 05/17/2019

F-16 fighter jet crashes near March Air Reserve Base in California; pilot safely ejects There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash. Witnesses reported seeing the jet shutter and roll moments before it plummeted to the ground.        ...
03:51, 05/17/2019

Death row inmate forgoes last meal, asks supporters to feed homeless Condemned inmates in Tennessee can spend up to $20 on a last meal before they are executed. Donnie Edward Johnson declined to pick one.        ...
03:51, 05/17/2019

Mercedes-Benz USA chief Exler is stepping down Dietmar Exler, who led Mercedes to three straight U.S. luxury sales titles before a decline this year, is said to have told the dealer board he was offered opportunities inside Daimler that would have required him to leave the U.S., which is somethin...
03:51, 05/17/2019

Now We Know Why YTMND Went Dark You’re The Man Now Dog, one of the earliest sites associated with web 2.0 internet culture, went dark sometime in the past few days, though exactly when or why was a mystery until just about an hour ago.Read more......
03:51, 05/17/2019

Former WWE superstar Ashley Massaro dead at 39 Former WWE superstar Ashley Massaro — winner of the company’s 2005 “Diva Search” — has died, according to police officials. She was just 39. “This is just awful news,” wrote wrestling legend Mick Foley in a tweet Thursda...
04:17, 05/17/2019

Three British Crew Killed In Dubai Plane Crash: Report Three British people and a South African were killed Thursday in a plane crash close to Dubai airport, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency reported....
04:34, 05/17/2019

Ja Morant eager for NBA future: 'I just want to play basketball at the highest level' “Small market, big market, it doesn’t matter, I’m going to be happy,” Ja Morant, a top NBA draft prospect, said at the draft combine Thursday.        ...
04:51, 05/17/2019

Political reality catches up with May but will victory last for new leader? For months Theresa May has defied political precedent. She has survived two confidence votes; three parliamentary defeats on her Brexit deal and more than three dozen resignations from her government....
05:00, 05/17/2019

Ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather calls Trump the 'biggest purveyor of fake news' Ex-'CBS Evening News' anchor Dan Rather blasted President Trump Thursday, calling him the "biggest purveyor of fake news" amid Trump's ongoing feud with the media....
05:00, 05/17/2019

Filipino ambassador and consuls in Canada recalled until garbage is shipped back Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted Thursday that the Philippines "shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence in Canada until its garbage is ship bound there."...
05:00, 05/17/2019

House Democrats split as GOP demands action on anti-Israel boycott Top Republicans called on Democrats to pass a bill opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Democrats argue the GOP is engaging in political gamesmanship....
05:00, 05/17/2019

China tells Turkey to support its fight against Uighur militants China has called on Turkey to support its fight against militants operating in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, following criticism from Turkey about rights in a part of China heavily populated by a Turkic, mostly Muslim people....
05:17, 05/17/2019

Factbox: Australia's election - key themes and contests Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on power or whether the center-left Labor party will return to office after six years in opposition....
05:17, 05/17/2019

U.S. federal agents arrest protesters occupying Venezuelan Embassy U.S. law enforcement officers raided the Venezuelan Embassy on Thursday to oust a small group protesting U.S. policy toward the oil-rich country, paving the way for the diplomatic compound to be handed to the U.S. envoy of opposition leader Juan Guai...
05:17, 05/17/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met with "reciprocal measures."...
05:17, 05/17/2019

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison term A court in the Czech Republic convicted a man of knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and sentenced him to eight years in prison        ...
05:51, 05/17/2019

John Daly admits playing in cart is ‘very awkward’ At least John Daly is aware of how it looks out there. The lumbering 53-year-old was the first person to ride around in a cart at the PGA Championship, granted via the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a knee injury and osteoarthritis, and he ca...
06:00, 05/17/2019

Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes Contrary to appearances at times, Europeans have become more receptive to immigration in recent decades. That’s one of multiple new findings from an innovative study on European public opinon co-authored by an MIT political scientist. The study ag...
06:17, 05/17/2019

Report slams police for using "garbage" data with facial recognition tools From artist sketches to pictures of celebrity look-alikes, US police have submitted questionable images to facial recognition systems to track down suspects, a Georgetown Law report notes....
06:34, 05/17/2019

US secretly sent Rwandans accused of butchering Americans to Australia A heated 2017 exchange between President Trump and the former Australian prime minister has been revealed as a secret deal to send two Rwandans who confessed to slaughtering Americans to live the rest of their lives as free men Down Under. In the now...
06:34, 05/17/2019

Proposal would ban use of facial recognition at apartment buildings ALBANY — New York lawmakers want to ban facial recognition technology on all rental properties, arguing it infringes on tenant privacy. New legislation would outlaw landlords from being able to “obtain, retain, access or use” the machiner...
06:51, 05/17/2019

Total War: Three Kingdoms is a triumph of beauty and slaughter Creative Assembly’s Total War: Three Kingdoms is a triumph. There’s no other way to put it. It’s a gorgeous fantasy epic wrapped inside a fine-tuned battle simulator that’s been updated to make it more delightfully frenetic and jaw-dropping than ever...
07:00, 05/17/2019

TSA says personnel won't be coerced into border deployment: 'We're soliciting volunteers' The Transportation Security Administration says it will not force employees to relocate to the U.S.-Mexico border to help Customs and Border Protection but is asking workers to volunteer for the deployment, according to a senior TSA official....
07:17, 05/17/2019

Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects Australia’s prime minister has denied media reports that that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on game-streaming technology together Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console - or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their partnership and the pair’s plans to work t...
08:00, 05/17/2019

| US election | Venezuela aid: WATCH the top World news videos for today Trump mocks De Blasio's presidential candidacy | Chinese humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela; here are the top World news videos for your Friday. WATCH THEM NOW....
08:00, 05/17/2019

Pixel 3a XL review: the cheaper Google phone to buy Great camera, top software, OK battery and performance, in a plastic body that’s a bit too wideWith a price-tag of £469, the Pixel 3a XL tries to offer the best of Google, but costing £400 less than its top-end siblingThe bigger brother of Google’s o...
08:17, 05/17/2019

Twins hit 4 HRs, pound stumbling Mariners 11-6 Viral video star C.J. Cron and Byron Buxton fueled a seven-run fourth inning with homers, and Michael Pineda pitched the Minnesota Twins past the Seattle Mariners 11-6        ...
08:17, 05/17/2019

Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102....
08:17, 05/17/2019

IRCTC Tourism Offers 5-Day Tour To Nainital, Mukteshwar, Details Here IRCTC tour package: The journey from Lucknow - which will commence every Thursday - to Kathgodam will be through Indian Railways. The tariff of the package starts at Rs. 13,050 per person, according......
08:34, 05/17/2019

Changing Pelicans landscape could help Knicks land Anthony Davis CHICAGO — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn’t exactly make a plea to Anthony Davis remaining with the Pelicans. In saying after the lottery that the situation will be ironed out, Gentry never once said he wishes Davis will be back. The Knicks are moni...
09:00, 05/17/2019

PGA Championship: Many of golf’s biggest names lurking after first round The PGA Championship prides itself on being the best field in golf, and it doesn’t seems like those with pedigree are going to let Brooks Koepka run away with it. With the defending PGA champ getting into the clubhouse early with a scalding 7-under 6...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Israel Folau sacked: Rugby Australia terminates contract over social media posts – as it happened Rugby Australia terminates four-year, $4m contract of star WallabyCEO Raelene Castle: ‘When we say rugby is a game for all, we mean it’ Mike Hytner’s report on a landmark day in Australian rugby 7.37am BST So - we await now what word will emerge from...
09:00, 05/17/2019

After sharing postpartum bods, four moms clap back at shamers who suggest 'tummy tucks' Four moms who had never met in person before took a photo showing their bodies after giving birth. They shared the photo on social media.        ...
09:17, 05/17/2019

A Majority of Nissan's New Board Will Be Independent Directors Nissan Motor said it would nominate an 11-member board with seven independent directors, seeking to add outside oversight after governance problems that the company blamed on former Chairman Carlos Ghosn....
09:34, 05/17/2019

MLB roundup: Yelich homers twice as Brewers pound Phillies Christian Yelich homered twice, and Yasmani Grandal added a homer and four RBIs as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers won their third in a row with an 11-3 victory Thursday over the Philadelphia Phillies....
09:34, 05/17/2019

Why Australians aren't happy with their leader choices Arrogant. Uninspiring. Out of touch. These are just some of the ways that Australian voters have described both of their prospective prime ministers in polls ahead of Saturday's national election....
09:51, 05/17/2019

The Evolution of Meredith Grey: How Grey's Anatomy Got To "I Love You" Over a Jail Phone Meredith Grey might just be heading to jail, but she's also in love and finally not afraid to say it, so at least we've got a bright side to look on. In the season 15 finale of......
09:51, 05/17/2019

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Prioritise Friends, Relevant Links Facebook is tweaking its News Feed to help its over 2.3 billion users see friends they want to hear from most and links which are most worthwhile right higher up on its platform....
09:51, 05/17/2019

Flipkart Big Shopping Days Sale: Best Offers on Mobile Phones Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale is currently underway with discounts and bundled offers on a large selection of mobile phones. We've handpicked some of the best offers on mobile phones that are......
09:51, 05/17/2019

IT Firm Sues US Government for Denying H-1B Visa to Indian Professional Xterra Solutions alleged in its lawsuit that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied H-1B visa to Praharsh Chandra Sai Venkata Anisetty....
09:51, 05/17/2019

Chicago woman charged with murder after pregnant woman strangled and baby stolen A Chicago woman has been charged with murder after she allegedly strangled a pregnant woman with a cord and cut the unborn baby from her womb, police have said....
09:51, 05/17/2019

Gerard Butler, Gerard Butler's horrible American accent star in the trailer for Angel Has Fallen Shit always seems to be falling around Secret Service agent Mike Banning, whether it’s Olympuses, or Londons, or what have you. Now Mike himself—still played by Gerard Butler, still doing an American accent he apparently learned by watching Christian...
10:00, 05/17/2019

YouTube's Defunctland chronicles the creation and evolution of The Muppet Show Few pop culture success stories have been analyzed as thoroughly as that of Jim Henson and The Muppet Show, tracking a long, frequently unbelievable path from early stage shows, to talk show favorites, to mainstream success. (With a brief stop for “W...
10:00, 05/17/2019

The dermatologist in Congress A year ago, Rep. John Joyce, R-Pa., was a full-time dermatologist alongside his wife in his hometown of Altoona. Becoming a politician was never his plan, but when a congressional seat opened up in 2018, Joyce threw his hat into the ring because, in ...
10:17, 05/17/2019

I was filled with self-loathing after losing my novel on my laptop – Russell Crowe came to my rescue | Brigid Delaney While my general level of chaos has made life hard, the Gladiator is my guardian angelYou dream of a novel long before you write it. It ferments in some depthless place in your subconscious and, when it’s ready to pop out, it will tap on your skull l...
10:17, 05/17/2019

Pound falls below $1.28 as collapse of Brexit talks looms – business live Theresa May on brink as she struggles to reach deal with Labour and agrees to set her own departure timetable 9.02am BST Staffline has had a tough few months. Shares in the company, which supplies major supermarkets including Marks & Spencer and Tesc...
10:17, 05/17/2019

Fox Finally Settles It: Socialism Rules, Capitalism Drools Fox Business Network, that bastion of reasoned debate, hosted an hour-long “debate” on the virtues of capitalism and socialism today. On socialism’s side was Marxist economist Richard Wolff and New York City Democratic Socialists of America co-chair ...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Remembering a legend: Tucson remembers late civil rights leader, Betty Liggins TUCSON – Back in 1960, Betty Liggins was a mail carrier in Chicago. If you asked her then if she thought she would be an instrumental person in civil rights, not only in Tucson but the entire nation, she may have not believed you. But now, near...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Temporary I.D. cards now available online PHOENX – Arizona motorists who have had their Driver License suspended are now able to order a temporary six-month identification card online. People can order this I.D. card on line at www.ServiceArizona.com. Until now, this service required p...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Arizona transfers 716 from prison with lock problems PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Corrections has transferred more than 700 inmates from Phoenix-area state prison with cell door lock problems to other prisons. The prisoners were moved from one of three units that a union representing guards...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first for Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who championed the cause for two decades....
11:34, 05/17/2019

| WATCH: Pregnant US teen killed, baby taken from womb: police Police in Chicago were questioning three people in connection with the murder of a pregnant teenager whose unborn baby was taken from her womb after her death....
12:00, 05/17/2019

N.L. voters re-elect Dwight Ball’s Liberals to form minority government With most of the polls reporting, the Liberals were elected or leading in 21 ridings, the Tories were at 14, the New Democrats had three and there were two Independents....
12:00, 05/17/2019

Division 2 Players Beat Game’s First Raid In Five Grueling Hours It took a significant chunk of the day for any of the eight-player groups streaming The Division 2’s new Operation Dark hours raid on Twitch to finally clear it. The POG clan, led by Division streamer and YouTuber Marcostyle, managed to knock off the...
12:00, 05/17/2019

How liberal was Joe Biden? “I was always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress. If it makes you progressive to mean that you are for Medicare for All or it makes it progressive, t......
12:17, 05/17/2019

'Miracle' there was no blast as F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse A fire official has said it is a "miracle" there was no explosion after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse near a Southern California air base....
12:17, 05/17/2019

Trump immigration plan tackles problem 'that has not been touched' in 54 years: Kellyanne Conway President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on the "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday to promote the administration's "two-point" plan to address illegal immigration -- while accusing some in Congress of being invested in the "status quo."...
12:17, 05/17/2019

Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain Britain's political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May's days in office are numbered but the kingdom and the Tower of London appear safe from legendary doom after the birth of four raven chicks at the famous fortress...
12:34, 05/17/2019

Deere profit falls 6.1%, cuts FY19 profit and sales outlook Deere & Co on Friday reported a 6.1% fall in second-quarter profit, hit by higher production costs and lowered its full-year outlook for profit and sales....
12:34, 05/17/2019

The West Wing: is it to blame for everything? Podcasts of the week The cultural and political impact of television is explored in depth, and Bret Easton Ellis returns, as contrary as everIf you’re attending Latitude festival this year, you’ll find that the world inhabiting your headphones has extended outwards and g...
12:34, 05/17/2019

US briefing: Trump's new immigration plan, Iran and Chelsea Manning Friday’s top story: ‘merit-based’ immigration plan is ‘dead on arrival’, say critics. Plus, how Venezuela’s stalled revolution shows the limitations of the crowdSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with ...
12:34, 05/17/2019

Brexit talks between Tories and Labour collapse Corbyn tells PM talks to find compromise on leaving EU have ‘gone as far as they can’Follow all the day’s political developments – liveLabour has pulled out of cross-party Brexit talks, with Jeremy Corbyn writing to Theresa May to say that a lack of ...
12:34, 05/17/2019

Poland raises jail terms for child abuse after church documentary MPs change criminal code after film about abuse by priests caused outragePoland has raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum of 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sexual abuse among Polish priests prompted public out...
12:34, 05/17/2019

Air strike kill eight police in southern Afghanistan, says official An air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air and ground operations against the Afghan Taliban....
12:51, 05/17/2019

Kremlin pledges a response to new U.S. sanctions on Russian individuals The Kremlin said on Friday it would respond in kind to a new round of U.S. sanctions on Russian nationals, saying its retaliation would be consistent with Russia's national interest....
12:51, 05/17/2019

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality....
12:51, 05/17/2019

'Zero chance' of a Brexit deal with PM May's government: Labour source says British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit talks with the opposition Labour Party will not succeed because her government is on the verge of collapsing and so there could be a new leader within weeks, a Labour source said....
12:51, 05/17/2019

Orban says he discussed missiles and natural gas with Trump Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he had discussed the purchase of mid-range air defense missiles at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday....
12:51, 05/17/2019

Amazon squares up to Uber with backing for UK food app Deliveroo Amazon has taken a stake in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, leading a $575 million fundraising to pit itself against Uber Eats in the global race to dominate the market for takeaway meals....
13:00, 05/17/2019

Shares swoon as Beijing ramps up war of words World share markets suffered a fresh bout of risk aversion on Friday after tough words on trade from China, while bets on a new pro-Brexit leader in Britain whipped the pound towards its worst week since October....
13:00, 05/17/2019

| England's Vunipola faces race against time for RWC England prop Mako Vunipola is in danger of missing the World Cup later this year after being ruled out of action for at least three months due to a hamstring injury....
13:00, 05/17/2019

| 2 former Proteas skippers on CWC commentary duty Two former Proteas captains - Graeme Smith and Shaun Pollock - will form part of the ICC's official commentary team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England....
13:00, 05/17/2019

Morocco says it's cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year, mainly via the Strait of Gibraltar....
13:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, becoming the first in Asia with a comprehensive law that both allows and lays out the terms for couples from the same sex to get married....
13:00, 05/17/2019

Police station mocked for photo of knife haul – that includes a spoon A British police station this week lauded themselves with a picture on Twitter designed to showcase their efforts at tackling knife crime -- but didn't quite scoop up the coverage they were hoping for....
13:17, 05/17/2019

Rhode Island cop pulls over self-driving vehicle PROVIDENCE — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never ...
13:17, 05/17/2019

Waiter serves lucky customer $5.7K bottle of wine by mistake This is high-stakes hospitality. A waiter at the upscale British steakhouse Hawskmoor in Manchester accidentally served a customer a £4,500 (about $5,700 US) bottle of red wine. The lucky customer had asked for the 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Con...
13:17, 05/17/2019

U.S. judge to consider bid to block Trump's emergency border wall funds U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to divert more than $6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico will face its first test in court on Friday, when states and advocacy groups are expected to ask a federal judge to ...
13:51, 05/17/2019

Lack of Banking Options a Big Problem for Crypto Businesses Cryptocurrency companies shunned by banks often turn to shadowy middlemen for payment processing and other financial services. One of those companies is at the center of the mystery surrounding Bitfinex’s missing customer funds....
13:51, 05/17/2019

7 books to read for better mental health From eating whatever the hell you want to loving your imperfections, the founder of The Shelf Help Book Club on her favourite confidence-building books...
14:00, 05/17/2019

Take Your Pick of Two Discounted Anker Portable Projectors Anker, as you probably know by now, makes a lot of ton of cool stuff. And today only, you can save big on two of their best portable projectors....
14:17, 05/17/2019

How the Nationals won a series for the first time in a month It has been a grim start for Washington, but with Gerardo Parra providing a spark Thursday, the Nats and their fans finally have something to shout about....
14:17, 05/17/2019

Plans for NFL turf field at park site dropped Dayton, Ohio has called off plans to build a turf field at a local park after non-invasive archaeological testing found evidence of "potentially prehistoric" items in the soil        ...
14:34, 05/17/2019

Fernando Alonso and McLaren face crunch Indy 500 practice day Fernando Alonso and McLaren have one final day of Indianapolis 500 practice to recover lost ground after the two-time Formula 1 champion's crash and loss of Thursday running...
14:34, 05/17/2019

Rocket Report: Falcon 9 rocket muscles up, ULA to conduct reuse test Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly. (credit: Arianespace) Welcome to Edition 1.49 of the Rocket Report! Another week has come and gone, and we find ourselves in the middle of May. For Houston, where this report originates, this essenti...
14:34, 05/17/2019

Deontay Wilder's comments about opponent's death 'against the spirit of our sport,' WBC president says Boxing star Deontay Wilder’s comments about his upcoming bout with Dominic Breazeale were “against the spirit of our sport,” WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said on social media Thursday....
14:34, 05/17/2019

Folau fired by Rugby Australia for contentious online posts Israel Folau's status as the unrivaled star of Australian rugby wasn't enough to save his job in the wake of a social media post that condemned gay people and other so-called sinners to eternal damnation....
14:34, 05/17/2019

'The Lost Metropolis': 1930s Tokyo street life – in pictures Kineo Kuwabara captured these rich images of everyday life the city during the buildup to the second world war. The series is on display 18-19 May at the Special Edition of The London Photograph Fair Continue reading......
14:51, 05/17/2019

South Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul’s previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test....
14:51, 05/17/2019

Plane crash near Dubai International Airport kills four DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A small plane involved in upgrading a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed Thursday night, killing four people and halting traffic at the world’s busiest airport for international travel for nearly an hour...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Man who sang about woman’s slaying sentenced to prison SOMERVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey man who ordered pizza and posted a video of himself singing after killing a woman is going to prison. A judge on Thursday sentenced 20-year-old Tamar Reaves of Franklin Township to 27 years behind bars. He must serve 2...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Officials question use of city firetruck at gender reveal COLUMBUS, Miss. — Officials of Columbus, Mississippi, are questioning the use of city equipment at private events after a firetruck was used at a gender reveal party to spray pink water into the air. The Commercial Dispatch reports city councilmen St...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. Taiwan’s Constit...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Missouri House expected to pass bill outlawing abortions at 8 weeks JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy and the state’s GOP governor is likely to sign it. The GOP-led House is set to debate the sweeping abortion bill...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Don’t expect Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua to lose their titles any time soon In his Snips & Snipes column Eric Armit considers Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and the heavyweight division The post Don’t expect Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua to lose their titles any time soon appeared first on Boxing News....
14:51, 05/17/2019

Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson get a grassroots boost in race to succeed May Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson have improved their ratings among Conservative supporters in the past month in the race to succeed Theresa May, the Standard reveals today....
14:51, 05/17/2019

Grumpy Cat, whose scowl launched a million memes, dies age 7 Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity for her permanent frown, died "in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha" this week, leaving behind countless online jokes about how we all feel at our worst moments, her family said on Friday. She was 7....
15:00, 05/17/2019

| WATCH: Taiwan votes to legalise same-sex marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades....
15:00, 05/17/2019

South Korea to donate $8M in humanitarian aid to North The South Korean government has decided to send $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea, days after Pyongyang claimed the country is experiencing extreme drought....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Toyota Glanza To Be Launched On June 6, 2019 Toyota has released a new teaser of the Glanza where it has mentioned the launch date which is June 6, 2019. The Glanza is one of the three models Toyota will take from Maruti Suzuki as part of its......
15:17, 05/17/2019

Italy's Matteo Salvini wants hefty fines for migrant rescue vessels Italian far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's latest crackdown on rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea includes draconian sanctions for every migrant taken on board. Michele Bertelli reports from Rome....
15:34, 05/17/2019

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund primed for decision day As we approach the final day of the Bundesliga season, the title race is yet to be decided. Bayern Munich are in the driver's seat, but if they lose, Borussia Dortmund could still become Bundesliga champions....
15:34, 05/17/2019

Belgian ex-king ordered to take paternity test or pay daily fine A Belgian court has ruled that Albert II, the former king of Belgium, will be fined €5,000 ($5,600) every day until he takes a DNA test to determine whether he fathered a child during an alleged affair....
15:34, 05/17/2019

WWE Money in the Bank a crossroads for both company and storyline Two Money in the Bank ladder matches and a number of dream title bouts basically ensure that MITB will not disappoint, but will it be enough to get the WWE machine back on track after a post-WrestleMania lull?...
15:51, 05/17/2019

Oil lifted to $73 by real and threatened supply cuts Oil edged higher to $73 a barrel on Friday, supported by a host of supply cuts and concern of further disruption to Middle East shipments as tensions rise, and was heading for a weekly gain....
15:51, 05/17/2019

FA Cup Final 2019: Predicted XIs and latest team news for Man City vs Watford Fernandinho will hope to return to the Manchester City starting line-up for Saturday's FA Cup Final against Watford as Pep Guardiola's side look to clinch a domestic treble....
16:00, 05/17/2019

Blood and Truth is a PlayStation VR system seller - The perfect action hero simulator Sony London Studio invited us to play one of the most impressive VR games we've ever seen - and we can't wait to see it redefine what triple-A looks like in VR...
16:00, 05/17/2019

Are alternative meats the key to a healthier life and planet? – Science Weekly podcast How do protein substitutes compare with the real deal? Graihagh Jackson investigates by speaking to dietician Priya Tew, the Guardian’s Fiona Harvey and author Isabella Tree. Continue reading......
16:00, 05/17/2019

Guidemaster: Ars picks the best wireless keyboards you can buy in 2019 Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Sometimes the default just doesn't cut it, and that's often true when it comes to keyboards. Whether you're working on a desktop or a laptop, the keyboard you were given or the keyboard built into the machine m...
16:34, 05/17/2019

Eurovision: the ones to watch in grand final of 2019 song contest The must-see moments of the show, which will be broadcast from Tel Aviv on SaturdayThe Eurovision song contest is upon us once again, but with the grand final scheduled for three hours and 40 minutes non-stop, it’s not for the faint-hearted. To help ...
16:34, 05/17/2019

Pinterest slumps 17 percent after weak forecast Pinterest shares slumped as much as 17 percent on Friday after the online scrapbook company’s disappointing annual forecast shook investors’ faith in its ability to turn in a profit soon. The fall in shares after Pinterest’s first quarterly results a...
16:34, 05/17/2019

Ian Kinsler says profane outburst not directed at Padres fans San Diego Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler said his expletive-filled reaction after hitting a home run Thursday night was "an inside thing" with teammates, not a message directed at Padres fans....
16:51, 05/17/2019

New documentary on fight to legalise abortion in Argentina arrives to Cannes 'Que Sea Ley,' directed by Juan Solanas – son of senator and filmmaker Fernando 'Pino' Solanas – will premiere this Saturday at the famous French film festival....
16:51, 05/17/2019

'Game of Thrones' blazed a trail for TV over the last decade, but it is the last show of its kind The TV industry has changed a lot since "Game of Thrones" first aired in 2011 — streaming services have come to rival cable services, consumers binge episodes instead of waiting for them weekly and the number of shows available has nearly doubled....
16:51, 05/17/2019

Third fatal Tesla Autopilot crash renews questions about the system Tesla's Autopilot system was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal U.S. crash reported involving the driver-assistance system....
16:51, 05/17/2019

Deontay Wilder planning to kill opponent isn’t cool: boxing boss Boxing star Deontay Wilder’s comments about his upcoming bout with Dominic Breazeale were “against the spirit of our sport,” WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said on social media Thursday. Wilder, whose WBC heavyweight title fight against Breazeale on...
17:17, 05/17/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen’s capital UN refugee agency says it is ‘deeply saddened’ by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead, in Yemen’s capital...
17:17, 05/17/2019

Cardi B tops BET Awards nominations, Nipsey Hussle up for one Drake’s No. 1 hit, “Nice for What,” is up for video of the year along with Childish Gambino’s “This Is America" and other clips.        ...
17:34, 05/17/2019

England will not walk off pitch for racist abuse, says Southgate "England manager Gareth Southgate has said his players will not walk off the pitch in protest if they are racially abused by supporters following discussions with his squad and staff."...
17:51, 05/17/2019

Deadly Yemen airstrikes that claim children’s lives in capital Sana’a, strongly condemned by UN Thursday’s airstrikes on Yemen’s capital Sana’a that reportedly killed five children and injured dozens more, have been strongly condemned by UN agencies, which have warned of the “brutal toll” on civilians of more than four years of conflict....
17:51, 05/17/2019

Ireland’s prime minister welcomes protests during Trump visit Ireland’s prime minister said President Trump will be welcomed to his country during his visit next month – but that protest is not only allowed, it is “welcome.” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was asked by reporters during an event in Dublin on Thursd...
18:00, 05/17/2019

Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest A Russian broadcaster canceled the result of “The Voice Kids” after an investigation revealed that fan voting had been subject to “massive” manipulation....
18:00, 05/17/2019

Olive production leads to bird killings on 'catastrophic scale' Hundreds of thousands of legally-protected birds are killed in southern Europe every year after being sucked out of trees and into machines which are harvesting olives....
18:00, 05/17/2019

Doris Day’s publicist breaks silence on grandson’s claims that manager blocked him from seeing her Doris Day’s publicist Charley Cullin Walters is coming forward to address allegations made by the late star’s grandson that her longtime manager barred her from seeing him....
18:17, 05/17/2019

David Letterman can’t stand Trump but wants everyone to ‘stop yacking about what a goon he is’ David Letterman is sick of President Trump but thinks Americans should settle things at the 2020 election and quit “yacking about what a goon” the president is....
18:17, 05/17/2019

Multimatic's new driving simulator near Detroit will create 50 jobs The Canadian auto supplier -- most recently known for building Ford's $450,000 GT supercar -- will develop technology for hybrid and electric vehicles at a driving simulation center near Detroit. ...
18:17, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Kaiser crash leaves Juncos Racing in dire shape INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Kyle Kaiser nearly went airborne in a crash during Indianapolis 500 practice. Kaiser has been in a tough spot all week because two of his major sponsors pulled ...
18:17, 05/17/2019

Panthers sign free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Aldrick Robinson to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not announced Friday. Robinson played in 14 games last season with the Vikings and had 17 receptions fo...
18:17, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Matt Fitzpatrick of England on birdie binge FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Friday (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Matt Fitzpatrick has birdied four straight holes and made six overall in the second round of the PGA Championship in a bid to make t...
18:17, 05/17/2019