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  • Sean Spicer knocks critics of his ‘spirited back-and-forth’ with April Ryan

    Sean Spicer knocks critics of his ‘spirited back-and-forth’ with April RyanA day after scolding journalist April Ryan during his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said criticism of the now-viral exchange is “demeaning” — to her.




  • Holocaust survivor gets standing ovation after confronting ICE director and county sheriff

    Holocaust survivor gets standing ovation after confronting ICE director and county sheriffAt a public forum on immigration Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks confronted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and County Sheriff Scott Jones. "History is not on your side," he said.




  • Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

    Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge caseNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.




  • How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private Data

    How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private DataThe Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.




  • How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homes

    How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homesIt's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world. 




  • Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protection

    Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protectionToshiba's loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims. Westinghouse technology is at the core of about half of the world's nuclear reactors. "Westinghouse Electric.... and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, today filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code," the US firm said in a statement.




  • South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'

    South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones. Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell", and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness. The maritime ministry raised their hopes Tuesday when it said that human remains had been found by workers and were "suspected to be one of the missing victims".




  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned ParenthoodLOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.




  • Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts

    Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughtsBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Lancet, is the latest from BrainGate, a consortium of researchers testing brain-computer interface technology designed to give paralyzed individuals more mobility. Prior tests of the technology allowed paralyzed people to move a robotic arm or a cursor on a keyboard just by using their thoughts.




  • OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests

    OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protestsThe Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a sign that Venezuela is increasingly cornered, a total of 20 countries voted to open Tuesday's special session of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington.




  • House Republicans reject bids to obtain Trump tax returns

    House Republicans reject bids to obtain Trump tax returnsBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican-controlled congressional panel rejected a bid by Democrats on Tuesday to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, despite warnings that Trump's business holdings could pose conflicts of interest as Congress turns to tax reform. At a sometimes fiery 2-1/2-hour hearing that careened from lawmaker concerns over political corruption and national security to privacy rights and tax accounting, the House Ways and Means Committee voted 24-16 along party lines to oppose a Democratic resolution that sought the release of 10 years of Trump's tax returns to the House of Representatives.




  • House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

    House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxesWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday blocked more attempts by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS.




  • 2017 Audi S6

    2017 Audi S6Drama free and wickedly quick.




  • U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

    U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.




  • DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations

    DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff ResignationsPerez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.




  • Photos of the day - March 28, 2017

    Photos of the day - March 28, 2017An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.




  • Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses

    Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. Customers said this saddled them with accounts they did not need or want, and fees they knew nothing about. The lawsuit dates from May 2015, sixteen months before Wells Fargo agreed to pay $185 million in penalties to settle regulatory charges over the sham accounts, estimated to number as many as 2 million.




  • Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

    Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companiesNEW YORK (AP) — Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.




  • 14-Year-Old Dies After Being Pinned Under Log at Beach While Snapping Pictures With Friends

    14-Year-Old Dies After Being Pinned Under Log at Beach While Snapping Pictures With FriendsHer family believes she broke her neck.




  • 3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

    3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapperALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.




  • Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul — photojournalist Zohra Bensemra

    Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul — photojournalist Zohra BensemraAlgerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Her pictures show people holding up a white flag to signal that they are noncombatants and others crying on buses bound for safer areas. She told Yahoo News she hopes her works shows that “the human being is the same” regardless of “nationality or religion.”




  • Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with Urus

    Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with UrusIt’s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn’t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand’s super cars.




  • Supreme Court nominee to face confirmation vote April 7: U.S. Senate leader

    Supreme Court nominee to face confirmation vote April 7: U.S. Senate leaderBy Lawrence Hurley and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would have a final vote on April 7 on President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats opposed his confirmation The Gorsuch nomination, McConnell told reporters, will hit the Senate floor next week after the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approves him. McConnell added that Gorsuch will be “confirmed on Friday" of next week.




  • Watch Amazing Makeup Transformation of Model With Vitiligo

    Watch Amazing Makeup Transformation of Model With VitiligoBrooklyn-based beauty influencer Tameeca Dieujuste, better known as Khloe Dosh shared a stunning makeup transformation on Instagram that she did on a model named Carlene John, who has vitiligo.




  • Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

    Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

    Verizon has long had a reputation for the best service in America, with prices to match. Things are changing these days: other networks are catching up, and Verizon even has a reasonably-priced unlimited plan, which is something I thought I'd never live to see.

    But some things never change, and the latest Tom's Guide network test of all the cell carriers shows why Verizon is likely to remain in first place.

    The Tom's Guide test used so-called drive testing to compare average download speeds across six major US cities and nine wireless carriers. That means the testers took identical smartphones (in this case, a Galaxy S7) on each network to different locations within each city, ran side-by-side download tests, and compared the results.

    Those results had Verizon comfortably in first place, and it sounds like one particular feature of Verizon's network put it there: indoor performance.

    "We split the locations we tested between indoor and outdoor locations to see how being indoors affected carrier performance. Generally speaking, speeds slowed down for most carriers when we tested at indoor locations — dramatically, in some cases. The lone exception was Verizon, whose average download speeds improved during indoor testing in four of our six test cities."

    It makes sense that performance takes a hit when you go indoors. Mobile data relies on your cellphone talking to a cell tower that's normally at least a couple hundred yards away. The more stuff the cell signal has to go through, the weaker the signal will be, and the slower things will download.

    But not all cell signals are equal. 4G radios work on tens of different "bands," specific frequencies that each wireless carrier owns the right to use. Lower frequencies are much better at penetrating obstacles (like buildings), and also have superior range. Verizon owns more low-frequency spectrum than other wireless carriers (particularly T-Mobile and Sprint), and has owned it for longer, allowing it to build out the cell towers to actually use the lower frequency. This explains Verizon's place on top of the Tom's Guide ranking.

    Times are a-changing, however. T-Mobile purchased some low-frequency 700MHz spectrum two years ago, and the government is currently in the process of auctioning off old TV spectrum in the 600MHz range to the wireless carriers. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are all expected to spend billions of dollars arming themselves with spectrum for the coming years, and a big upset there could fundamentally shake up the status quo.

     




  • Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: Cops

    Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: CopsRebecca Goerdel, 28, was arrested Friday for the alleged relationship with an unnamed boy.




  • Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migration

    Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migrationBy Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.




  • Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One Mile

    Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One MileThis heavily-modified 2005 Ford GT just shattered the standing mile world record, hitting 293.6 mph from a dead stop.




  • Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'

    Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'The incident happened Sunday in Dallas.




  • Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief

    Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema ReliefThe FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.




  • 'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

    'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attackPARIS (AP) — A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.




  • Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral

    Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes ViralThe TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.




  • China Southern, American Airlines announce tie-up

    China Southern, American Airlines announce tie-upAmerican Airlines on Tuesday confirmed it will purchase $200 million in China Southern Airlines stock, the first step in a planned "long-term relationship" between two of the world's biggest carriers. American Airlines, the world's largest by scheduled passengers carried, will buy 8.83 percent of the Hong Kong-listed shares of China Southern, which is fourth globally and the biggest in Asia. The two airlines said the tie-up would allow American to tap into China's rapidly growing air travel market, while boosting China Southern's ambitions of raising its global profile, including in the world-leading US market.




  • British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cut

    British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cutA British court on Tuesday cut a soldier's sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Veterans hugged, cheered and waved flags bearing former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman's image outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling, which means he could be released within weeks. Blackman was sentenced in 2013 for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan's Helmand Province on September 15, 2011, after the man was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.




  • Report: China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

    Report: China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly completeBEIJING (AP) — A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.




  • Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate

    Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mateSouth Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics -- immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.




  • Rising Sea Levels Threaten South California Beaches

    Rising Sea Levels Threaten South California BeachesA study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said 31 to 67 percent of the beaches in Southern California could be completely eroded by 2100 if the sea rose 1 to 2 meters.




  • The Latest: Nightclub to close for good after shooting

    The Latest: Nightclub to close for good after shootingCINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):




  • Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

    Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

    There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.

    Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.

    One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.

    Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.




  • Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

    Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine copTECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.




  • The Latest: Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himself

    The Latest: Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himselfWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia (all times local):




  • GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

    GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in KansasTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.




  • Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?

    Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows. Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medicinal purposes, the analysis found. At the same time, fears that legalization of medical marijuana would lead to an uptick in cannabis-related hospitalizations proved unfounded, according to the report in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.




  • AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal funding

    AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal fundingABC News' Amna Nawaz, Rebecca Jarvis and Rick Klein discuss AG Sessions' statement on sanctuary cities losing federal funding if they continue to ignore federal law.




  • US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks

    US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talksMore than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Haley, who represents the world's largest nuclear power, said on the sidelines of the meeting.




  • Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

    Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriersBy Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.




  • Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma

    Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In OklahomaPolice said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.




  • What happened today in France's presidential race

    What happened today in France's presidential raceHollande, visiting Singapore, said his final mission before he steps down in May would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot prevail, including in my own country". The National Front's Marine Le Pen is seen as one of the leading candidates to replace him in the election, which follows Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of the populist Donald Trump in the United States.