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Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war
Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war

Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say. In what Trump's economic advisor Gary Cohn described as "the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986, and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history," the White House plans to dramatically cut taxes for US businesses and individuals, slashing the corporate rate from a top rate of 35 percent to 15 percent. Trump's goal is for the reforms to propel the US economy to three percent annual growth.

Los Angeles deputies search for pair in rampage that kills 1

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for two men who stole a woman's SUV on Saturday, then went on a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs, killing one man and injuring up to three other people.

Highlights: The Trump presidency on April 28 at 8:45 P.M. EDT/0045 GMT April 29
Highlights: The Trump presidency on April 28 at 8:45 P.M. EDT/0045 GMT April 29

(Reuters) - Highlights for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Friday: NORTH KOREA The Trump administration could respond to North Korea's latest failed missile test by speeding plans for new U.S. sanctions against Pyongyang, including possible measures against specific North Korean and Chinese entities, a U.S. official says. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile development could lead to "catastrophic consequences" while China and Russia rebuke Washington for its threat of force. NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION Trump pledges to uphold Americans' right to possess guns in a speech that he uses to revisit some 2016 election...

The Latest: California authorities identify slain woman, 86

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local):

Verizon wins a network test that isn
Verizon wins a network test that isn't about speed

Normally, Verizon wins tests and comparisons based on its network coverage and only its network coverage. But to mix things up a little, Tom's Guide decided to compare basic customer service experiences across all the major postpaid and prepaid carriers, and Verizon ran away with first place. The Tom's Guide testing involved comparing the ease of access and quality of support across all the different platforms. So, they tried phone support, online chat, and even social media help to generate one total score for each carrier. Verizon came in first place, followed by T-Mobile and AT&T. Cricket managed to squeeze Sprint out of the top four, and prepaid carriers rounded out the rest of the...

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport
Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Syria accused Israel of triggering a huge explosion near Damascus airport on Thursday by firing several missiles at a military position. Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a close ally of the Syrian regime. In line with its usual practice, Israel's military declined to comment on the latest blast.

Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued
Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said.

Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS
Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government announced Wednesday it will go ahead with its threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics of embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Texas poised to pass
Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities.

Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria

By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel is seeking an "understanding" with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday. In an interview, visiting Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said he was also using his meetings with White House officials and key lawmakers to press for further U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which is supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

A Telecom Merger Frenzy Is Coming

Telecom investors should be gearing up for a potential wave of mergers and acquisitions in coming months. According to T-Mobile ( TMUS) CEO John Legere, a number of companies will likely be looking to make strategic deals, including T-Mobile. Earlier in April, a Federal Communications Commission auction of U.S. government wireless airwaves that began last year finally came to a close.

The Latest: Trump  to sign executive order on education
The Latest: Trump to sign executive order on education

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

Rex Tillerson Spurns Africa In Botched Meeting with African Union Chief
Rex Tillerson Spurns Africa In Botched Meeting with African Union Chief

Tillerson invited African Union chief Moussa Faki to Washington to meet, then backed out. His last-minute snub could sour U.S. ties with Africa.

Serena Williams Pens Heartfelt Note to Unborn Child: 'I Can't Wait to Meet You'
Serena Williams Pens Heartfelt Note to Unborn Child: 'I Can't Wait to Meet You'

She credits the baby for giving her strength "I didn't even know I had."

State Department Gets New Spokesperson From
State Department Gets New Spokesperson From 'Fox and Friends'

Out with the old, in with the president's favorite cable programming.

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban
US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

Uber denies tracking users after they deleted the iPhone app
Uber denies tracking users after they deleted the iPhone app

Uber is in a dark place right now, having to defend itself against a wide range of allegations as various execs continue to abandon the company. Uber is conducting an internal investigation on sexism and harassment in the workplace, while Google is suing the company for having allegedly conspired to steal critical self-driving technology. A new report over the weekend revealed that Uber wanted to keep track of iPhone users even after they uninstalled the app, and the company went as far as trying to deceive Apple about its intentions. However, Apple got wind of the feature, which won Uber CEO Travis Kalanick an embarrassing meeting with Tim Cook. In early 2015, Apple's CEO threatened to...

Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police
Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Houston man shot in the back by police during a traffic stop, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to complain of a "disturbing trend" in how the high court deals with cases alleging police misconduct.

Wheaton College mourns freshman killed during track event
Wheaton College mourns freshman killed during track event

Wheaton College is in mourning after a 19-year-old student was killed in a bizarre accident at a track meet.

Qatar Airways chief accuses US carriers of
Qatar Airways chief accuses US carriers of 'bullying'

The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday accused American carriers complaining over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines of "bullying", as he announced new US routes in defiance of mounting airport restrictions. US carriers Delta, United and American Airlines have accused Qatar Airways along with Dubai's Emirates and Abu Dhabi's Etihad of benefitting from government subsidies to expand their transcontinental networks. Speaking to reporters at the annual Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, Qatar Airways chief Akbar al-Baker said he didn't expect any action from Washington.

Le Pen, Macron Set For Run-Off In French Elections
Le Pen, Macron Set For Run-Off In French Elections

The winner of that round will be the next President of France.

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. The Harrison County Sheriff's department in Indiana said Moran was found "unresponsive" following a 911 call to the authorities at 4:07 pm (2007 GMT) on Saturday. "Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending," it said.

US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis
US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic Djibouti on the day of France's first-round election. "I have no doubt that the French will continue to make their own decisions in their own best interest and that the terrorists will not enjoy these decisions," Mattis told reporters in the Horn of Africa nation, which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. The US backs France's Operation Barkhane, under which its military is fighting Islamists in five countries across the Sahel region -- Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger and Burkina Faso -- alongside African allies.

Palestinian wounds four in Tel Aviv stabbing attack: Israeli police

A Palestinian stabbed and slightly wounded four people along Tel Aviv's beachfront on Sunday and was arrested, police said, describing the attack as terrorism-related. A wave of street attacks by Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank since October 2015 has previously killed 37 Israelis, two American tourists and a British student. At least 242 Palestinians have died during the period of sporadic violence.

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv
Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested Sunday, the latest violence in a wave of attacks by Palestinians in the last year and a half, Israeli police said.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti
US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant groups like Al-Shabaab, and also provides support for US operations in Yemen, where special forces regularly carry out drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. China is also in the process of establishing its first overseas military base in the small port country just a few miles from the US camp, which has raised concern in Washington.

British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election
British PM May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

British Prime Minister Theresa May refused on Saturday to rule out an increase in personal taxes if she wins a June election, riling supporters at the start of a campaign designed to strengthen her hand ahead of Brexit talks. Polls put May's Conservatives on course for a landslide victory but the surprise decision to call an election has forced the prime minister to confront a string of hot-button topics for her party such as taxes, pensions and foreign aid. The top-selling Sun newspaper splashed "No, No, No Prime Minister" on its front page while the Daily Telegraph said the prime minister risked a backlash, as the normally supportive newspapers attacked May's early campaign steps.

Filipino troops kill 4 suspected militants on resort island

CEBU, Philippines (AP) - After a massive manhunt, Philippine forces killed at least four suspected Muslim militants Saturday in a central resort province where troops had foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials said.

American Airlines Employee Suspended After Reportedly Hitting Woman With Stroller
American Airlines Employee Suspended After Reportedly Hitting Woman With Stroller

The man also reportedly almost hit the woman's child.

How Green Are Electric Lawn Mowers?
How Green Are Electric Lawn Mowers?

Over the decade that Consumer Reports has been testing electric mowers, performance has improved dramatically. That's a big win for consumers, and this year is no different. From the Ego LM2101 p...

Canary Islands battles two-mile oil slick after ferry crash

Emergency teams in the Canary Islands raced on Saturday to contain a three-kilometer oil slick caused by a ferry crashing into underwater fuel pipes, the regional government said in a statement. The regional government activated emergency plans to control and clean up the nearly two-mile spill around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Telde, the two main towns on the Spanish resort island of Gran Canaria, the regional government said. The ferry crashed into a pier where the pipes were located late on Friday after suffering a technical fault that caused a power cut, a spokesman for operating company Naviera Armas on Saturday.

Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times
Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue: Times

The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. deal after Germany's Angela Merkel persuaded Trump that talks on a deal would be simpler than he thought, the newspaper said. Britain will not be free to agree new trade deals until it has left the EU in 2019.

Trump Administration Appoints New Surgeon General
Trump Administration Appoints New Surgeon General

Surgeon Vivek Murthy, a holdover from Obama administration, was told to resign by the Trump administration.

Dutch
Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off Mexico

A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country's laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico, the organization crewing it said. The "Women on Waves" vessel was expelled from near Guatemala in February without carrying out a single pregnancy termination. It had taken up position off Guerrero state, on Mexico's Pacific coast.

How Global Warming Is Hurting The Environment
How Global Warming Is Hurting The Environment

Climate change is being felt broadly and mostly negatively.

Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?
Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to be wishful thinking.

Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii
Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social media did not take kindly to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country's 50th state of Hawaii as just "an island in the Pacific." Using the hashtag #IslandinthePacific, many on Twitter reminded Sessions that Hawaii is in fact part of the country, the birthplace of former President Barack Obama and home to Pearl Harbor. Sessions told "The Mark Levin Show" earlier this week that he was "amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power." Sessions was referring to Judge Derrick Watson, a...

You have one day left to save big on the Nest Thermostat and the Ecobee3
You have one day left to save big on the Nest Thermostat and the Ecobee3

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22, and there are a number of different ways you can celebrate it. But did you know that there's one thing you can do to celebrate Earth Day and save money at the same time? Smart thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Ecobee3 Thermostat conserve a tremendous amount of money by adapting your heating and air conditioning based on things like the time of day, the temperature outside, and even your location. You end up saving tons of money on your utility bills each month, but you also conserve resources in the process. Right now, through the end of the day on Earth Day tomorrow, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Ecobee3 are both on sale at a...

Champs Elysees, Paris
Champs Elysees, Paris's emblematic avenue

The Champs Elysees, scene of the fatal shooting of a police officer Thursday night, is the beating historic heart of Paris, its elegance and prestige earning it the sobriquet of "the most beautiful avenue in the world". A tourist draw as famed as the Eiffel Tower just across the River Seine, the avenue, stretching from the Arc de Triomphe down to Concorde Square, was first laid out in 1670. After Napoleon I elected to have the Arc de Triomphe built at the avenue's apex to celebrate his military successes, Baron Haussmann, architect of the transformation of Paris under Napoleon III, effected a stylish revamp.

Trump's Mexico Border Wall To Start By Summer End, John Kelly Says
Trump's Mexico Border Wall To Start By Summer End, John Kelly Says

John Kelly has said Thursday that the U.S.-Mexico border wall's construction will start by summer end. We look at the possible ecological damage that the border wall can cause.

The Latest: 3 officers wounded by gunfire after robbery
The Latest: 3 officers wounded by gunfire after robbery

SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Seattle (all times local):

Good Samaritan Rescues Stray Dog Stranded on Busy Highway
Good Samaritan Rescues Stray Dog Stranded on Busy Highway

"She must've been abandoned right on the side of the [highway]," said the rescuer, who also happens to be a veterinary surgeon.

Iran bans live election debates
Iran bans live election debates

Iran's interior ministry said Thursday there would be no live debates in the run-up to next month's presidential election. "Based on a decision by the Election Campaign Monitoring Commission, the election debates of the candidates will be broadcast pre-recorded," interior ministry spokesman Seyed Salman Samani said. President Hassan Rouhani, who has registered to run for a second term in the May 19 election, called for the decision to be reviewed.

Samantha Bee fixes Bill O'Reilly's lame 'apology' in one perfect tweet
Samantha Bee fixes Bill O'Reilly's lame 'apology' in one perfect tweet

Samantha Bee's response to Bill O'Reilly's statement about being let go from Fox News can be expressed in four letters: FTFY. In a tweet, the Comedy Central host promptly fixed up Bill O'Reilly's statement that went out a few hours after the conservative talk show host was fired from his Fox News show. SEE ALSO: Bill O'Reilly was fired from Fox News and this is the internet's go-to joke With just a few quick changes Bee took O'Reilly's five dry sentences to the next level.  For example, instead of the show entertaining "millions of Americans," Bee corrects it to say O'Reilly only entertained "dads." Truth....

Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure
Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless.

Fox dumps embattled host over harassment allegations
Fox dumps embattled host over harassment allegations

Fox News severed its relationship with Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday, dumping America's most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and dwindling advertising. "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

Playground case touches on separation of church and state
Playground case touches on separation of church and state

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it will decide an important case on the separation of church and state in favor of a Missouri church that wants state money to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.

Today
Today's Alexa smart plug sale on Amazon is even better than yesterday's

Yesterday we told you about a nice little Amazon sale on one of our favorite smart plugs out there. By plugging these little devices into any standard wall outlet and then connecting anything like a lamp, a fan, or a coffee maker to the smart plug, you can use Amazon Alexa to control practically any device in your home. That was a great deal indeed, but today we have an even better sale for you to check out. The TP-Link Smart Plug, which typically sells for $25, is on sale right now on Amazon for just $18.99! Note that you'll still see $24.99 listed on the product page, but the $18.99 sale price will appear in your cart when you go to check out. You definitely don't want to miss this...

Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands
Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Tuesday to expand an Obama administration initiative to allow more tribal authorities access to federal anti-crime databases - an action long sought by tribes from the Metlakatla of Alaska to the Oneida of New York.

Dad of 5 Girls Is Hilariously Shocked in Delivery Room as His First Boy Is Born

They didn't know the gender beforehand.

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