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Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. There was growing sentiment in Congress that they will need to opt for a short-term extension of current spending, possibly of one week's duration, in order to finish up negotiations on the longer-term bill for funding through the end of September. "Yeah, it looks like it," said Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Senate Appropriations Committee member, when asked by a reporter about the likelihood of...

Two accessories that make Amazon
Two accessories that make Amazon's Echo Dot so much better

If you own an Amazon Echo Dot, you know quite well that it's the best way to interact with Alexa (and if you don't have an Echo Dot, definitely grab one now while 3-packs are on sale at their lowest price of 2017 so far). But the Echo Dot isn't perfect, of course, and that's where third-party accessories come into play. We'd like to bring two accessories in particular to your attention in this post, because they both make Amazon's Echo Dot so much better. The first is the Fremo Evo, a great little attachment that transforms your stationary Echo Dot into a portable Alexa speaker. The second is the LANMU Wall Mount, which fixes your Dot to the wall when you're not on the go, clearing space...

Champs-Elysees gunman was detained in February
Champs-Elysees gunman was detained in February

The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, Frances's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday - a lengthy criminal history that gave a jolt to an already nail-biting election and fueled growing security concerns.

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe
House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top law enforcement and intelligence officials are expected to testify next week on Capitol Hill about Russian activities to influence the U.S. presidential election.

North Korea
North Korea's show of force

(Reuters) - North Korea's latest display of its military hardware at a parade last week focused more on new missiles and less on tanks and artillery, suggesting it was trying to project the image of a country with advanced capabilities in warfare. The Reuters graphics team has analyzed the weapons shown during the five major parades staged in North Korea under its current leader Kim Jong Un, who took power in 2011 after the death of his father. Here is a link to the interactive graphic (http://tmsnrt.rs/2ox2IgH) The analysis shows there has been a gradual decline in tanks and artillery pieces on display since 2012, Kim Jong Un's first parade as leader, and a move to more long-range...

Genius pet owner turned old-school TV into posh dog bed
Genius pet owner turned old-school TV into posh dog bed

A very good dog deserves a very good bed, not the boring ones you can buy at a pet store. Fortunately, that's where some good ole crafting comes in. Dog owner Jonathan shared on Reddit the ultimate DIY project that'll make you the hero your dog already thinks you are. To treat his pups, Jonathan and his wife turned an old-school television into a luxury dog bed that's straight out of any pup's dreams. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition Image: lisa & jonathan Image: LISA & JONATHAN "This is a project we have wanted to do for quite some time," Jonathan told Mashable. "It originally was going to be a...

US wants
US wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis

The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance. Mattis, meeting the most powerful figures in the Saudi capital, also hinted that President Donald Trump could visit the kingdom, a longtime US ally which has welcomed Washington's firmer line against common adversary Iran.

Apple
Apple's most powerful computer in years will be in stores by Christmas

In a rare move a few weeks ago, Apple confirmed  that it's working on new Mac desktops, including a revamped Mac Pro and iMacs that will also target "pro" users. A new report from Asia says that Apple is looking to launch its 2017 iMacs in the second half of the year, with the high-end Mac set to hit stores in time for Christmas. Apple will begin production of its new iMac PCs in May, Digitimes learned from Taiwan-based supply chain makers familiar with the plans. Quanta Computers is expected to manufacture both iMac versions this year, including the regular and the high-end model. The latter will probably be the most exciting version of the 2017 iMac line, a "server-grade" iMac...

Yahoo bows out as public company with revenue shrinking
Yahoo bows out as public company with revenue shrinking

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo is bowing out as a public company with its revenue still declining, a chronic problem that culminated in its sale to Verizon Communications.

How To Sign Into Your Microsoft Account Without A Password
How To Sign Into Your Microsoft Account Without A Password

Microsoft introduced an update to its Microsoft Authenticator app that allows users to login to their Microsoft account without a password. Here's how to use it.

Portland
Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors figured out how to win during a long stretch without Kevin Durant once. Now they might have to do so again on the playoff stage.

USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship
USS Arizona survivor rejoins shipmates, interred aboard ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and died last year at age 94 has been reunited with his fallen shipmates on the sunken USS Arizona.

KFC Is Dropping A New Sandwich You NEED To Try
KFC Is Dropping A New Sandwich You NEED To Try

You'll forget all about spicy nuggets.

Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback
Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback

MADRID (AP) - Things have changed since Barcelona's historic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the last round of the Champions League.

Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink
Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favour Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. In practice, that is likely to mean the reluctant imposition of more of the so-called 'team orders' used in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. "We don't like that, at all," team boss Toto Wolff told reporters after Bottas twice obeyed radio instructions to let the faster Hamilton through to chase eventual winner and championship leader Vettel.

US troops fire heavy artillery operation at ISIS
US troops fire heavy artillery operation at ISIS

US troops target ISIS militants, firing heavy artillery in support of Iraqi special forces and police units in Mosul, Iraq

Carmelo Anthony Splits With Actress Wife
Carmelo Anthony Splits With Actress Wife

The New York Knicks superstar is reportedly separated from his wife La La, prompting questions about a possible divorce.

2018 Honda Accord Spied: Zestier Bread and Butter
2018 Honda Accord Spied: Zestier Bread and Butter

Honda's venerable mid-sizer looks to raise its style quotient.

Tesla just gave the Model S a $7,500 price cut
Tesla just gave the Model S a $7,500 price cut

Tesla's pricing and product matrix can sometimes be challenging to keep track of. Not only does one have to take into account a $7,500 federal income tax credit, but many states offer additional incentives and tax rebates that vary considerably. Tesla buyers in Colorado, for example, can take advantage of a generous $5,000 rebate on top of the aforementioned federal income tax credit. Additionally, Tesla's own pricing scheme is constantly in-flux given that the company has an insatiable taste for tweaking the selection of features and performance capabilities across its Model S lineup. To this point, Elon Musk took to Twitter this past January and said Tesla models will undergo...

Birdman, Cash Money Sued By Jas Prince Over Drake Contract
Birdman, Cash Money Sued By Jas Prince Over Drake Contract

An allegedly breached contract involving Drake may cost Birdman and Cash Money Record millions of dollars.

Kanye West and John Legend really got into the Easter spirit (and a bunny costume) this year
Kanye West and John Legend really got into the Easter spirit (and a bunny costume) this year

Did the Kardashians even celebrate Easter if it wasn't meticulously documented on social media?  Like most of their holiday parties, the world got a sneak peek at the fam's spring festivities on Snapchat and Instagram. It looked like a fun time, but the best part was most definitely John Legend and Kanye West as the ultimate dads rocking out in Easter bunny costumes.  SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen was shocked by Kris Jenner's lavish birthday presents for Luna  A post shared by Kourtney Kardashian Snapchat (@kourtneysnapchat) on Apr 16, 2017 at 3:25pm PDT Kourtney Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen shared video of the dad's entering the party full of Easter swag before...

Kendall Jenner, A$AP Rocky Fuel Relationship Rumors
Kendall Jenner, A$AP Rocky Fuel Relationship Rumors

Kendall Jenner and rumored boyfriend A$AP Rocky were seen getting close at Coachella.

Chrissy Teigen was shocked by Kris Jenner's lavish birthday presents for Luna
Chrissy Teigen was shocked by Kris Jenner's lavish birthday presents for Luna

Luna has more cars than most people.  Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's adorably photogenic daughter, Luna, turned 1 year old on Saturday so, to mark the momentous occasion, Aunt Kris Jenner showered the girl in two extraordinary gifts. SEE ALSO: John Legend had some stellar help writing his latest holiday tune Teigen praised Jenner as the "Gifting Queen" on Twitter for giving Luna two cars: one Minnie Mouse themed and the other a roofless pink Cadillac escalade. I need a bigger garage. GIFTING QUEEN DOES IT AGAIN @krisjenner you are BONKERS we love you  pic.twitter.com/TltEu4l4z8 - christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 15, 2017 The model mom wrote, "I need a...

What You Missed In The
What You Missed In The 'Outlander' Season 3 Trailer

The "Outlander" Season 3 trailer is short, so you may have missed these quick scenes!

Ben Affleck Involved In Casual Dating Amid Divorce Filing
Ben Affleck Involved In Casual Dating Amid Divorce Filing

Last week, Affleck and Jennifer Garner filed for divorce and requested joint custody of their children after their split for two years.

Kate Middleton Curtsies To Queen Elizabeth II On Easter Sunday Service
Kate Middleton Curtsies To Queen Elizabeth II On Easter Sunday Service

The Duchess of Cambridge's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, did not attend the church service on Easter Sunday.

The Latest: Boy wounded in school shooting out of hospital
The Latest: Boy wounded in school shooting out of hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school (all times local):

Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers
Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the U.S. National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by criminals to break into SWIFT servers and monitor messaging activity, said Shane Shook, a cyber security consultant who has helped banks investigate breaches of their SWIFT systems. The documents and files were released by a group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers.

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA
Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: NASA

An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft. Cassini has detected hydrogen molecules in vapor plumes emanating from cracks in the surface of Enceladus, a small ocean moon coated in a thick layer of ice, the US space agency said. The plumes have led scientists to infer that hydrothermal chemical reactions between the moon's rocky core and its ocean -- located under the ice crust -- are likely occurring on Enceladus.

Catholics in the Philippines re-enact crucifixion, pray for drug victims
Catholics in the Philippines re-enact crucifixion, pray for drug victims

By Ronn Bautista MANILA (Reuters) - Catholics in the Philippines re-enacted the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in a gory display of devotion on Good Friday, with actors costumed as Roman soldiers hammering nails of stainless steel through their hands and feet into wooden crosses. Nine Filipinos were nailed to crosses in three villages in the province of Pampanga, 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital, Manila, drawing hundreds of tourists despite the Catholic church's disapproval of what it sees as a form of folk religion. Ruben Enaje, who was nailed to a cross for the 31st consecutive time, said praying for those killed by criminals and drug addicts in the country was his key motivation...

How to keep your Easter egg decorating on trend this year
How to keep your Easter egg decorating on trend this year

Did you know that fashion can also apply to hollowed-out eggs? If you're looking to move beyond the standard solid-color dye job this Easter, consider incorporating current #trends into your egg decorating plans. SEE ALSO: People are taping tiny succulents to their fingernails because the internet is weird Is this at all necessary? No. Is it extremely fun? Yes. Is it a waste of craft supplies? We'll leave that one up to you. Behold: 1. The millennial pink egg Image: Mashable/Lili SamsNo matter which shade you think is the real deal, millennial pink is the color that just won't go away. So embrace it by dyeing your egg a rose quartz, or a muted coral, or the color of rosé,...

The Dodge Demon descends on New York
The Dodge Demon descends on New York

After a month-long series of video teasers, the most powerful series production American muscle car in history is ready to impress its public. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is so potent that it is essentially a collection of automotive superlatives with a wide, Nitto street-legal drag radial tyre at each corner. It boasts a 6.2-litre Hemi V8 with a massive supercharger bolted to it.

FBI Obtained FISA Warrant To Monitor Ex-Trump Adviser On Russia: Report
FBI Obtained FISA Warrant To Monitor Ex-Trump Adviser On Russia: Report

Carter Page, one of President Donald Trump's former campaign aides, constantly denied the allegations against him and claimed he did not work with the Russians to influence the elections.

United Promised Regulators Ticketed Passengers Are Guaranteed Seats
United Promised Regulators Ticketed Passengers Are Guaranteed Seats

Three years before forcibly removing a passenger, the airline made the promise in an effort to fight off regulations.

As United Airlines Stock Falls, CEO Apologies for 'Truly Horrific' Passenger Removal
As United Airlines Stock Falls, CEO Apologies for 'Truly Horrific' Passenger Removal

"I'm sorry," Oscar Munoz said. "We will fix this."

Russia Threatens Action If Its Syrian Military Bases Are Attacked
Russia Threatens Action If Its Syrian Military Bases Are Attacked

The comments came at a time when the U.S. and its allies have held Moscow partially responsible for last week's deadly chemical gas attack that killed nearly 100 people.

CIA Hacking Tools Revealed By WikiLeaks Found In The Wild
CIA Hacking Tools Revealed By WikiLeaks Found In The Wild

Cybersecurity firm Symantec found a number of attacks performed by a hacking group known as Longhorn closely resemble the attacks described in supposed CIA documents disclosed by WikiLeaks.

Tillerson cites Russian inaction as helping to fuel Syrian poison gas attack
Tillerson cites Russian inaction as helping to fuel Syrian poison gas attack

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday blamed Russia's inaction for helping fuel a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week, saying Moscow failed to carry out a 2013 agreement to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria. "I think the real failure here has been Russia's failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013," Tillerson said on ABC's "This Week." "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent terrible chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the international community," he added.

Speaker who shuns hardball seeks win after health care loss
Speaker who shuns hardball seeks win after health care loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan needs a win following the collapse of his health care bill. Achieving that won't be easy for the 47-year-old leader, whose ascent as a Republican heavyweight has been marred by an embarrassing flop on the most momentous legislation he's ever handled.

2017 Tesla Model 3: First Pics of the Production-Ready Version!
2017 Tesla Model 3: First Pics of the Production-Ready Version!

Tesla's zero hour approaches. Is it ready for the big time?

Trump Accepts Xi Jinping's Invitation To Visit China
Trump Accepts Xi Jinping's Invitation To Visit China

The U.S. president welcomed his Chinese counterpart Thursday to his Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida for their first summit where the two men had "developed a friendship."

EPA chief says Paris climate agreement
EPA chief says Paris climate agreement 'bad deal' for U.S.

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should continue to be "engaged" in international climate change discussions but the Paris climate change agreement is a "bad deal" for the country, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt did not confirm whether the United States would remain in the global climate change pact, under which nearly all countries agreed in 2015 to halt or curb their greenhouse gas emissions, even as the world's biggest emitter China reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement.

Kremlin spokesperson: Putin and Trump both prioritize their country
Kremlin spokesperson: Putin and Trump both prioritize their country's 'national interest'

On Friday, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

Jon Karl:
Jon Karl: 'We're a long way from Mike Flynn getting any kind of immunity, if he ever does'

The powerhouse panel breaks down the week in politics on "This Week."

On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook
On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook

Before moving to the White House, Donald Trump expressed his admiration for Russian leader Vladimir Putin and predicted that "President Trump would be so much better for US-Russia relations". The "bromance" between Putin and Trump was abruptly adjourned amidst a political storm that continues to rage in Washington over alleged collusion between Trump's inner circle and the Kremlin during the 2016 election campaign. Ongoing Russian operations in Ukraine have also forced Trump, who famously touted Putin as being a "stronger leader" than Obama, to moderate his stance.

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