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U.S. SEC charges ex-executives over accounting at government contractor L3
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  • 2017-04-28 15:13:54Z

U.S. regulators on Friday filed civil charges against two former executives at government contractor L3 Technologies over accounting violations that led the company to improperly recognize $17.9 million in revenue from a contract with the U.S. Army. The Securities and Exchange Commission said that David

The Latest: UN chief alarm at risk of Korea miscalculation
The Latest: UN chief alarm at risk of Korea miscalculation
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  • 2017-04-28 15:08:50Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local):

Syrian youth find freedom in Parkour
Syrian youth find freedom in Parkour
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  • 2017-04-28 15:02:27Z

Leaping over bombed roofs and jumping through damaged window frames, a group of teenagers run and swing their way through buildings left dilapidated by six years of war in the southern Syrian town of Inkhil. The young men practise Parkour across rebel-held Inkhil, saying they find escape in the physical

Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act
Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act 'before North Korea does'
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  • 2017-04-28 14:55:19Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the threat of an attack by Pyongyang against Japan and South Korea is real and urged the U.N. Security Council to act "before North Korea does." In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, Tillerson called on the international

Hungary completes 2nd border fence meant to stop migrants
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  • 2017-04-28 14:54:12Z

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) - A second fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop any surge in the flow of migrants toward Western Europe has been completed, the Hungarian government said Friday.

Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department
Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department
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  • 2017-04-28 14:52:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Teams With Conde Nast for Print Magazine, Digital Content

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop is heading to a dead-tree platform. The female-focused digital lifestyle brand founded in 2008 by Paltrow has teamed up with Condé Nast in a partnership anchored around a print magazine that will encompass content on digital and social media. The initial product under the Goop-Conde

U.N. says 'deeply troubled' by Arkansas executions
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  • 2017-04-28 13:56:59Z

The United Nations human rights office voiced deep concern on Friday at the execution of four men in Arkansas in the past week saying that the rush to carry them out before a drug expired added to the "arbitrariness and cruelty" of the process. Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a woman. "We are deeply troubled that, after a 12 year de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty, the U.S. state of Arkansas has executed four men in the space of eight days," U.N. human rights spokeswoman Liz Throssell told a...

On 'sanctuary cities,' Trumpian hyperbole runs up against legal precision
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  • 2017-04-28 13:53:37Z

The order was merely an example of the president's use of the "bully pulpit, serving the purpose of highlighting President Trump's focus on immigration enforcement," the administration's council told US District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Judge Orrick put a temporary halt to Mr. Trump's executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that limit local cooperation with immigration officials.

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam
Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam
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  • 2017-04-28 12:02:24Z

By Philip Pullella and Eric Knecht CAIRO (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Muslim leaders just as Egypt's ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe it out. In an address to the Egyptian

Furore over Holocaust comments dogs Le Pen
Furore over Holocaust comments dogs Le Pen's election bid
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  • 2017-04-28 12:01:47Z

By Sophie Louet and Bate Felix PARIS (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen's bid to become French president risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to prepare legal action over allegations that he may share the views of Holocaust deniers. Days from

Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under ASEAN summit spotlight
Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under ASEAN summit spotlight
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  • 2017-04-28 11:56:46Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Alarm over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and its intensifying standoff with the United States, and tensions over China's assertive territorial claims in the South China Sea are under the spotlight at an annual summit of Southeast Asian nations in Manila.

Woman dies after Stockholm truck attack; death toll now 5
Woman dies after Stockholm truck attack; death toll now 5
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  • 2017-04-28 11:49:11Z

STOCKHOLM (AP) - A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.

UN Security Council to discuss North Korea nuclear program
UN Security Council to discuss North Korea nuclear program
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  • 2017-04-28 11:45:38Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally.

US seeks to further isolate North Korea over nuclear program
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  • 2017-04-28 11:43:56Z

GENEVA (AP) - A U.S. ambassador says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will tell the U.N. Security Council about steps the United States believes are needed to "further isolate" North Korea and "to try to bring it back to its senses" over nuclear issues.

More Americans say race relations deteriorating: Reuters poll
More Americans say race relations deteriorating: Reuters poll
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  • 2017-04-28 11:16:39Z

Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table. Denver resident Gwendolyn Mami, an African-American, was on a January flight when another passenger proclaimed President Donald Trump's proposed border wall would stem the flow of "those people", she recalled. Allen Dees, a white Louisiana house painter, said two black men hurled racial slurs at him in March and told him to get out of their neighborhood.

College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life
College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life

Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.

'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent
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  • 2017-04-28 10:12:47Z

By James Oliphant CLEARWATER, Fla. (Reuters) - Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can't be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed - or say he should "get off of Twitter." Those grumbles are early warning signs for Trump as he marks his 100th day in office on Saturday. Reuters visited the same four places - Pinellas County in Florida, Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania, Macomb County outside of Detroit, Michigan, and Gates County in rural North Carolina - right after the Nov. 8 election.

Arkansas carries out last execution before drug expires
Arkansas carries out last execution before drug expires
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  • 2017-04-28 05:49:31Z

Arkansas executed another inmate on Thursday, the last in a series of lethal injections that the state has squeezed into a compressed timeline, even as the daughter of one of his victims appealed for clemency. Four of the inmates won reprieves, but the state carried out its first execution since 2005

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
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  • 2017-04-28 05:33:20Z

Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. The first parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system have already

Malaysia's leader: ASEAN seen growing to 4th-largest economy
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  • 2017-04-28 05:17:54Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Southeast Asia's 10-member grouping could comprise the world's fourth-largest economy by 2030, but countries must work to ensure integration, bring down rising tariff barriers and expand e-commerce to benefit small enterprises

Fourth and final Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams executed
Fourth and final Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams executed

Kenneth Williams' attorneys have appealed to US supreme court to stop his execution on grounds of intellectual disability. Arkansas has carried out its fourth execution within a week, bringing a bloody end to the state's controversial attempt to run a "conveyor belt of death" in an aggressive burst of killings unseen in the US for more than half a century. Kenneth Williams was pronounced dead at 11.05pm local time at the end of a long day of intense legal hearings in both state and federal courts that failed to secure a stay on his sentence.

U.S. warns of possible conflict with North Korea, China says situation could escalate
U.S. warns of possible conflict with North Korea, China says situation could escalate
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  • 2017-04-28 04:26:00Z

By Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a major conflict with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control. Trump, speaking

Exclusive: Trump says
Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance

Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president
Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call
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  • 2017-04-28 02:46:48Z

By Jeff Mason, Stephen J. Adler and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president's suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing

Exclusive:
Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says
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  • 2017-04-28 02:37:06Z

By Jeff Mason, Steve Holland and Stephen J. Adler WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown," Trump told Reuters in an interview, adding that Democrats would be to blame if the federal government was left unfunded. Congress has until 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday to pass a bill to fund the government or face a shutdown, which would temporarily lay off hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

'The Facts of Life's' Charlotte Rae Has Been Diagnosed With Bone Cancer at 91

"The Facts of Life" star, who celebrated her 91st birthday on Saturday, was supposed to start treatment on Thursday, but decided to cancel.

Berkeley largely quiet after Ann Coulter speech cancelation
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  • 2017-04-28 00:25:28Z

Police at the University of California at Berkeley braced for civil unrest on Thursday in the aftermath of a canceled speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the campus remained tranquil through the day while hundreds of her supporters rallied nearby. Some in the pro-Coulter crowd engaged in a brief shouting match with counter-demonstrators who confronted them on the edge of a Berkeley city park several blocks from campus late in the afternoon, but police managed to keep the two sides apart. Coulter, one of America's best-known and most provocative pundits on the political right, said on Wednesday that she no longer intended to defy university officials by speaking on campus...

Arkansas execution delayed as U.S. Supreme Court hears appeals
Arkansas execution delayed as U.S. Supreme Court hears appeals
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  • 2017-04-28 00:21:14Z

A plan by Arkansas to execute an inmate was delayed on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard last-minute appeals from the man convicted of murdering a cheerleader, who then escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. The state, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has already put three inmates to death since April 20. It had planned to execute Kenneth Williams, 38, by lethal injection at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at its Cummins Unit prison.

Police charge second suspect in Illinois judge's murder
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  • 2017-04-27 23:21:43Z

Police have charged a second suspect in the murder of an Illinois judge shot outside his home on Chicago's South Side earlier this month in what they believe was a robbery, officials said on Thursday. Earl Wilson, 45, of Chicago, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Raymond Myles, who was killed on April 10, according to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Wilson had previously served a prison sentence for attempted murder in 1992, police said.

2017 Chevrolet SS Manual
2017 Chevrolet SS Manual

Fans' last chance at Chevy's pushrod V-8 rear-wheel-drive sedan.

California says oceans could rise higher than thought
California says oceans could rise higher than thought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said.

Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones
Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones

The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The "Uncarrier" has continued to add customers at a blistering pace, and according to Android Authority, T-Mobile is preparing to shake up the market once again. Marketing material shared with Android Authority reportedly indicates that T-Mobile is preparing to introduce its own device and will pair it with a commitment-free plan that includes a lifetime warranty and insurance. If you break the phone, T-Mobile will replace it -- no questions asked. Additionally, in the time since Android Authority's report ran on Thursday, a source has...

Trump says
Trump says 'the growth is gonna pay for' new tax cut plan

ABC News caught up with President Trump at the White House during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Wife of Tad Cummins Reveals Note He Left Before Running Off With Student: 'I'm So Sorry'
Wife of Tad Cummins Reveals Note He Left Before Running Off With Student: 'I'm So Sorry'

Jill Cummins spoke exclusively to Inside Edition about her estranged husband, who still calls her from prison.

Le Pen says voters must choose
Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' France

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France". The candidates' starkly differing visions on France's future are at the heart of the May 7 election run-off -- with Macron, a 39-year-old former banker embracing free trade and the EU, while Le Pen wants to seal France's borders and quit the euro. "The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France, it's a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers," Le Pen told a cheering crowd of some 4,000 supporters in the Riviera city of Nice, a rightwing stronghold.

Illinois school districts pressured by payment delay -Moody's
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  • 2017-04-27 21:23:12Z

Some Illinois school districts, including the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), are being squeezed by late payments due to the state's ongoing budget problems, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday. The most vulnerable districts are heavily dependent on state grant funding, which is more than $1 billion in arrears, as well as districts with limited operating reserves, Moody's said in a report. Illinois is limping toward the June 30 end of its second-straight fiscal year without a complete budget due to an impasse between the state's Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature.

Florida Senate seeks pardon for wrongly accused 'Groveland Four'
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  • 2017-04-27 21:21:43Z

Florida's Senate on Thursday apologized to the families of four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager nearly 70 years ago, and lawmakers called on the state's governor to issue full pardons. One of the men known as the "Groveland Four," Ernest Thomas, was hunted down by a posse of over 1,000 men and killed as he was shot 400 times, days after the men were accused of abducting and sexually assaulting the 17-year-old girl in 1949 near Groveland, Florida. Renewed interest in the Groveland Four was sparked by the book, "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America" by Gilbert King that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013.

Macedonian police fire stun grenades after protesters storm parliament
Macedonian police fire stun grenades after protesters storm parliament
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  • 2017-04-27 21:15:27Z

By Kole Casule SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmakers still in the building. Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social

France
France's Le Pen says wants 'happy' Europe
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  • 2017-04-27 21:13:30Z

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she wanted to replace the "grey" European Union by a "happy Europe," in a speech that focused on her plans to build back border checks, but did not mention her anti-euro stance. One aide said the positive spin

The Latest: US Embassy ready to work with Macedonia speaker
The Latest: US Embassy ready to work with Macedonia speaker
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  • 2017-04-27 21:08:42Z

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) - The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local):

Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom
Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom

The delayed flight returned to the gate when he got back to his seat, and he was asked to get off the plane.

Texas backs tough
Texas backs tough 'sanctuary city' ban as federal push slows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" Thursday, empowering local police to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so with jail.

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane
United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane
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  • 2017-04-27 20:56:38Z

(Reuters) - United Airlines has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked international outrage, an attorney for the passenger said on Thursday. Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky.

Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops
Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops
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  • 2017-04-27 20:55:19Z

The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday. At the

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war
Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.

Body of missing Joliet toddler found in mother's home

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - The body of a 1½-year-old girl was found at a "deplorable" northern Illinois home that she and her mother shared with squatters after her mother reluctantly allowed detectives inside to search and a day after she reported her daughter missing, authorities said Thursday.

Read This Before Getting Your Tattoo Removed
Read This Before Getting Your Tattoo Removed

It sounds like something from the Dark Ages: As little as 20 years ago, one of the best ways to remove a tattoo called for the actual destruction of the skin. Your first option was salabrasion, a technique that used an abrasive tool to, quite literally, scrap the tattoo off the skin.

I Am One Of The Women Who Booed Ivanka Trump In Berlin. Here
I Am One Of The Women Who Booed Ivanka Trump In Berlin. Here's Why

My name is Beate Wedekind. Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is the one who invited Ivanka Trump to the W20 Summit, and it was a smart move. Articles and comments on Ivanka flooded in almost instantaneously.

Appeals court grants Trump request to delay mercury air pollution case
Appeals court grants Trump request to delay mercury air pollution case
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  • 2017-04-27 20:21:11Z

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit canceled oral arguments that were due to take place on May 18. The rule, known as the MATS rule, has been in place for years and utilities have already complied by upgrading or shutting older coal-fired power plants.

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