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Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:39:54 -0400

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of sla....
California university says students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:02:25 -0400

The school said on Monday night it has already "placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme," preventing them from registering for classes or acqu....
Jump-seat pilot reportedly saved Boeing Max jet one day before Lion Air crash

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:57:48 -0400

A day before a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed off of Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard, pilots struggled for control of the same aircraft.....
Syria force makes gains in last IS redoubt

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:16:51 -0400

Kurdish-led fighters advanced in the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria, confining holdout jihadists to a tiny pocket on the edge of Baghouz village, the force said Tuesday. The US-b....
Roundup weed killer ‘substantial factor’ in causing man’s cancer, jury finds

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:01:55 -0400

A jury has found one of the world’s most widely-used weed killers to have been a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer. The unanimous decision, made after five days of deliberations in San F....
Warren tests 2020 message with black voters in U.S. South

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:55:08 -0400

Affordable housing is a chief concern for the senator from Massachusetts, who recently reintroduced a $500 billion housing plan she says will create millions of housing units and reduce rental costs b....
Danish MP told her baby not welcome in parliament

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:06:34 -0400

A Danish MP said on Tuesday she was ordered to remove her infant daughter from parliament's chamber, sparking surprise in a country often hailed as a pioneer in women's rights. "You are n....
Former UNC chancellor Carol Folt to become next president of USC

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:34:52 -0400

Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt is now the new president at the University of Southern California.....
Novartis Probe Finds No Trace of Payoffs to Greek Officials

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:28:03 -0400

Greece is investigating reports of payoffs by Novartis in a high-profile case that implicates two of the country’s former prime ministers and a European Union commissioner. Novartis didn’t receive pr....
Trump is 'looking into' Facebook 'bias' as aide melts down over suspension

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:48:28 -0400

A Facebook spokesperson told Yahoo News that a system intended to stop bots had temporarily halted Dan Scavino’s ability to post comments, and that the company had apologized and restored his account.....
Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:13:03 -0400

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest t....
I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:49:54 -0400

Jordan Nixon got into 39 colleges without any celebrity parents or $500,000 bribes. But that doesn't mean it wasn't "stressful to say the least."....
Lion Air Pilots Were Checking the 737 Max 8's Handbook Right Before the Plane Crashed

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:24:00 -0400

The pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 looked to a handbook for guidance as the plane plummeted.....
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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 -0400

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U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths: sources

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:11:25 -0400

The bombing killed Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer, Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent and Scott Wirtz from the Defense Intelligence Agency. It also killed Ghadir Taher, a n....
Could the Twitter Primary Cost Democrats the Oval Office?

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:04:51 -0400

In my lifetime, I’ve never seen more presidential candidates advocate breaking more American constitutional, economic, and policy norms than I’ve seen from the Democratic field so far in 2019. When yo....
Dow falls after dovish Fed decision as Brexit chaos hammers pound

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:46:16 -0400

Wall Street stocks finished a volatile session mostly lower on Wednesday following a dovish Federal Reserve decision, while the pound dropped amid Brexit chaos as Britain tries to avoid a damaging no-....
Flooding will continue into next week in storm-ravaged Midwest

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:50:52 -0400

Floods driven by rain and melting snow have affected several states, with four people killed and one missing after storms.....
Biden Has Started Telling Supporters He Plans to Run for President, Source Says

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden has told some supporters that he’s making plans to jump into the race, joining a diverse field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump, a person familia....
See Spy Photos of the Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:26:00 -0400

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New Zealand holds first funerals for victims of Christchurch massacre

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:15:34 -0400

A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners on Wednesday. The funerals of Khalid Mustafa, 44, and Hamza Mus....
Here is what happens when you try to open a plane door mid-flight

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:05:25 -0400

The possibility of opening a plane door depends on the air pressure as the plane's elevation changes.....
Aggressive Instagramming is ruining Southern California's super bloom

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:30:43 -0400

People trampled California's poppies for the 'gram, and ruined it for the rest of us. Fields of fiery "super bloom" poppies are lighting up the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinor....
Second U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused cancer

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:43:58 -0400

Tuesday's unanimous jury decision in San Francisco federal court, which came after five days of deliberation, was not a finding of Bayer's liability for the cancer of plaintiff Edwin Hardeman. Bayer,....
US State Department under fire for secrecy surrounding 'faith-based media' press conference

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:48:00 -0400

The US State Department has raised concerns among the American press after conducting a conference call exclusively with “faith based media” outlets. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo reportedly partici....
Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature makes new military offer

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:33:43 -0400

Members of the Venezuelan armed forces that abandon President Nicolas Maduro will keep their rank and be reinstated once a new government is in place, the opposition-controlled legislature said Tuesda....
Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:00:59 -0400

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year.....
Elizabeth Warren: Time to end the Electoral College

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:44:31 -0400

Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential primary candidate Elizabeth Warren called for ending the....
What will Democrats, media do if Mueller investigation finds no collusion with Russia?

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:18:46 -0400

The Hill media reporter Joe Concha weighs in on the dossier scandal and intent of spreading dirt on President Trump.....
Utrecht gunman left letter in getaway car signalling possible terrorism motive

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:03:22 -0400

Dutch authorities said Tuesday they were "seriously" investigating a possible terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack because of evidence including a letter found in the gunman's ge....
Apple's Week of Surprises Continues With Updated AirPods

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:25:29 -0400

After it announced surprise updates for the iPad and Mac lineups....
Turkey's Erdogan calls on New Zealand to restore death penalty over shooting

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:28:45 -0400

President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on New Zealand to restore the death penalty for the gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques, warning that Turkey would make the attacker pay ....
USC to deny students connected to cheating scheme class registration, transcripts as their status is frozen

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:46:42 -0400

USC says it won't let students currently at the school who may be connected to the nation's college admissions bribery scandal to register for class.....
Trump says he is 'happy' if Robert Mueller's Russia report is released to the public

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:02:00 -0400

Donald Trump has claimed he is “happy” if Robert Muller’s report into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is made public, while delivering an angry attack on the special counsel. ....
NZ premier Ardern vows mosque gunman will face 'full force of law'

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:10:35 -0400

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised on Tuesday that the man responsible for last week's deadly mosque massacres would face "the full force of the law", as she vowed never to utter his n....
The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:41:27 -0400

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):....
Google slapped with massive $1.7 billion antitrust fine – its third in three years

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:17:45 -0400

Reports a few days ago said that Google would receive a new massive fine in Europe, and the EU on Wednesday delivered its latest ruling against the tech giant. This time around we're looking at a ....
UK's May urges lawmakers to back her Brexit deal now

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:54:05 -0400

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she deeply regretted her decision to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union and she urged lawmakers, who have twice previously rejected her plan, ....
Correction: Mob Shooting story

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:01:25 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 16 about an arrest in the killing of a reputed Gambino crime boss, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the victim was born. Francesco Cali was born in New ....
Nvidia AI turns simple doodles into photorealistic landscapes

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:42:50 -0400

Nvidia's latest AI-powered software GauGAN turns anyone who can create basic digital doodles into landscape artists. NVIDIA Research developed a #deeplearning model that turns rough doodles into phot....
Boeing CEO says company understands 'lives depend' on plane safety

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:52:43 -0400

Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg, facing the biggest crisis of his tenure, said on Monday that the company understands "lives depend on the work we do" and was taking steps to "fully ensure....
Supreme Court seems divided on Virginia's use of race to draw election districts

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:41:59 -0400

Virginia's use of racial demographics to draw election districts divided the Supreme Court Monday.....
Trump administration plays favorites with faith-based media

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:47:41 -0400

According to one account, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that “people of all faiths will have ‘something to say’ about the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan the White House is expected to announ....
The 28 Best New York City Landmarks to Visit

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:00:00 -0400

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Christchurch Muslims protected as they pray following mass haka

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:17:40 -0400

Muslims praying in front of the one of the Christchurch mosques attacked by a white supremacist were protected on Wednesday evening by locals, moments after hundreds performed a mass haka. As men, wo....
Fighter Fiasco: The Navy's Version of the Stealth F-35 Is In Trouble

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:43:00 -0400

Testing data obtained by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) indicates that the F-35 variant's "fully mission capable" rate — a key measure of an military aircraft's readiness....
Missouri towns prepare for deluge as floods move downstream

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:13:45 -0400

A string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least....
Bay Area woman accused in college admissions scandal appears in court, USC could expel students involved

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:39:56 -0400

A Bay Area woman accused of taking part in the college admissions scandal made her first court appearance in Boston. USC says it is reviewing students who could be involved.....
Amazon just unveiled an all-new Kindle

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:06:50 -0400

Amazon on Wednesday rolled out an updated version of its Kindle e-reader, giving the entry-level version of the tablet a small price bump and adding a front light to it -- making this the first Kindle....
Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:53:41 -0400

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles to meet growing demand for its large SUVs.....