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US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent "warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr," Trump said in a statement.
A new study conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health found a connection between hair dye and relaxer usage and an increased chance of developing breast cancer. The results show that way these products affect you has a lot to do with your race. The study found that African-American women who used dark brown or black hair dyes saw a 51 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer. These products also led to a 72 percent increase specifically in estrogen-positive ...
Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition, the hospital said on Friday. Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual charity game against the Democrats. "Congressman Steve Scalise's continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday," said MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):
Reps for the disgraced comedian are calling it his "Restoration of Legacy" tour.
A Minnesota arrest in which a driver was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly punched and kneed by a police officer was a "disturbing and completely unnecessary" example of an excessive use of force, the state ACLU has said. Video recently obtained by the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU shows Buffalo Ridge drug taskforce agent Joe Joswiak initiating a traffic stop with his gun leveled at the driver's seat of the vehicle, shouting expletives at the driver, and violently removing him from the vehicle - seemingly before he had a chance to comply with the officer's commands.
The annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians, during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians take to the streets, was launched by the Islamic republic's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and is now also marked by its allies across the Middle East. This year's commemoration coincided with an intensifying battle for influence in the region between Shiite Iran and its Sunni arch rival Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic relations with Tehran in January 2016.
The European Union states decided on Friday to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe. The EU is cracking down on immigration following a spike in arrivals across the Mediterranean since 2014. Some countries, including Bangladesh and Nigeria, are often reluctant to readmit their citizens and the EU has recently doubled down on efforts to expedite such returns.
The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react. After Trump's shock victory, there were strong regrets among administration officials that they had shied from tough action.
The host of HBO's Last Week Tonight is in legal turmoil following comments he made about coal magnate, Robert Murray.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - He railed against the "fake news" media. He urged the Senate to put more "heart" into its health care bill. And he mused about putting solar panels on a Mexican border well.
A new report claims Russian hackers were able to successfully alter voter rolls and steal voter records containing personal data during attempts to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Many societal changes have impacted your personal life as well. It should come as no surprise that many of these same factors have also changed the retirement landscape. Here are six trends that are reshaping retirement.
Whether you've just taken delivery of a Kia or a Chrysler, the latest new-vehicle initial quality study from J.D. Power will come as good news, as quality is improving massively across all manufactures and all makes. In fact, the study, which uses a quality score calculated via the number of problems experienced during the first 90 days of ownership per 100 examples of an individual model (the PP100 score), finds that the industry average is now PP97. Hyundai's new Genesis premium sub-brand is second (77) and Porsche (78) closes out the top three.
A Boeing forecast of the airline industry leaves the large four-engine planes like the 747 without a seat at the table.
By William James and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to listen more closely to businesses' concerns about Britain leaving the European Union as she set out a Brexit-focused government program, pared-back to reflect her weakened authority. Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate on the nature of Britain's EU exit, May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance. The two-year program for government, known as the Queen's Speech, was prepared by ministers and read out by Queen Elizabeth in parliament at its formal opening ceremony.
Toshiba said Wednesday it will hold exclusive talks with a consortium of US, South Korean and state-backed Japanese investors to sell its prized memory chip business, as the loss-hit conglomerate scrambles to raise cash. The company needs money after taking massive losses in its US nuclear operations that have put the survival of a pillar of corporate Japan in doubt. Toshiba's board Wednesday decided to select the consortium as a "preferred bidder", it said in a statement, suggesting the deal is all but imminent.
With the death of the 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier, American officials are calling for revenge. "The United States cannot and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers," Senator John McCain said in a statement.
A morning of prayer and reflection in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended in tragedy when 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen left her mosque with friends for a pre-dawn meal and was attacked with a baseball bat.
Protesters hold an image Philando Castile on Sunday in St Anthony, Minnesota. Two days after Philando Castile was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop, the National Rifle Association issued a statement. Castile's death was "troubling", the group said, adding that it supported the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms, no matter their race.
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Support for Republican candidates has significantly declined across much of the country, according to a new series of polls released by the nonpartisan polling firm RABA Research in conjunction with Brown University. In surveys of five distinct demographic areas that give a cross-section of the American electorate, there has been a significant swing toward Democrats and away from Republicans on the 2018 generic ballot.
The US Supreme Court announced Monday it would hear a case about possible gerrymandering in the drawing up of Congressional district boundaries, a running sore point between Republicans and Democrats. The case involves the state of Wisconsin, where ruling Republicans have been accused of taking partisan measures to redraw boundaries in their favor, but the court decision could have implications for the rest of the United States. The Wisconsin case will be the first time since 2004 that Supreme Court justices will address political gerrymandering.
Trump is already tweeting about it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting nowhere with her father, liberal advocacy groups have been looking for an ally in Ivanka Trump. They haven't had much luck.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump showed off a few too many trophies in his display Cabinet.
The iPhone 8 is nearing the mass production phase, reports have said, as suppliers are already working on components that will go into Apple's best 2017 iPhone. A new iPhone 8 leak shows what seems to be the parts required to make the metal frame of the handset, and it indicates that the new phone will be about as big as a 4.7-inch iPhone despite having a much larger display. That detail is hardly shocking, considering that most iPhone 8 rumors say the phone will have almost the same dimensions as current 4.7-inch iPhones, although it may be a little wider and taller. The new images, posted on Weibo, show a metal structure that will probably be used for mass producing the metal frame of...
Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday. Nawaz Sharif and his children are accused of graft in an ongoing case which has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple the prime minister after the Panama Papers leak last year linked the family to offshore businesses. "Yes, the government has received a letter by the Joint Investigation Team in which he has been directed to appear before this committee and he will appear in front of them," information and broadcast minister Marriyum Aurangzeb told Geo television network.
BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) - For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United States of America.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump surprisingly refrained from tweeting during James Comey's testimony. Donald Trump Jr., not surprisingly, did not.
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson said net neutrality is just "a slogan" and internet fast lanes may be necessary at times.
White House social media director Dan Scavino violated the Hatch Act when he tweeted at Trump supporters in April that they should help defeat Republican Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) in a primary, according to a letter this week from the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A drone that U.S. officials say was likely connected to Iranian-supported Hezbollah militias fired on U.S.-backed troops Thursday near a military camp in southern Syria where the U.S.-led coalition is training Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group.
Apple isn't playing around anymore. Augmented reality (AR) is a huge part of the company's vision of the future for the iPhone and iPad (and beyond), and we're going to see the first results of Apple's AR implementation later this year when iOS 11 is released and developers launch their AR creations for the iPhone and iPad. However, as exciting as native AR support might sound for the iPhone, you should know that you might have to upgrade your gear to take advantage of it. Apple said on stage at WWDC that ARKit will bring AR to millions of iPhones and iPads. That's all great news, but not all iPhones and iPads are created equal. What Apple did not say on stage but jotted it down in its...
James Comey's opening statement for the Senate Intelligence Committee is rich in detail. He sets the scene as the narrator of highly-charged scenes with President Donald Trump. WSJ's Jason Bellini reports. Photo: Getty
Thanks to a lucrative book deal combined with his Senate income, Sanders has joined the wealthy elite.
SpaceX is developing a reputation for making the amazing seem routine. That was the case on June 3, when the Elon Musk-led company made history with its launch of a re-used space capsule, and successfully recovered a rocket booster back on land in Cape Canaveral. Now we can watch it (over and over) in glorious high-definition. SEE ALSO: Why Elon Musk, not Donald Trump, is the most important person on Twitter The launch-and-landing, which transported supplies to the International Space Station, was the fifth time Elon Musk's spaceflight company has successfully landed a rocket booster on land; it also has six successful sea landings - on drone ships - under its belt. The reflight...
Last week, Intel dropped the biggest PC news of the last year. The new Core i9 processor series appears to be a big change from the status quo, an attempt to put insanely powerful processors within the reach of home PC builders. By and large, the PC community had the exact reaction you'd expect: excitement, followed by frantic checking of bank accounts. But for Linus Sebastian, the brains behind Linus Tech Tips and YouTube's most famous PC nerd, the reality of Intel's new product lineup doesn't match the hype. In a fifteen-minute rant, Sebastian explains what he thinks are Intel's less-than-honest motives behind the new i9 and X-series processors and motherboards. You should watch the...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump continued a long-running feud with London's mayor on Monday, criticizing him on Twitter for the second day in a row in the wake of the deadly van and knife attack in the city.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India successfully launched its heaviest-ever rocket on Monday which it hopes will eventually be able to carry astronauts into space, a feat that only Russia, the United States and China have achieved, its space agency said.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia. The force, consisting mainly of soldiers from neighbouring Senegal, was first sent to the small country in January to compel longstanding president Yahya Jammeh to relinquish power to his elected successor Adama Barrow. At a weekend summit in the Liberian capital Monrovia, the 15-nation body commended the "crucial role" played by the mission in keeping The Gambia secure but leaders took note of "the fragile situation" in the country and extended the mission for 12 months.
The Chevy Bolt is the little engine that couldn't live up to anticipation from GM. Elon Musk's Tesla Model 3 is beating it into oblivion.
The head of the SITE intelligence group says the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's London attacks.
The comment comes just days before former FBI Director James Comey is supposed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has "more important things to do" than respond to an "ill-informed" tweet sent by US President Donald Trump after the London terror attack, his office said Sunday. "The Mayor is busy working... to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack," said Khan's spokesman. Trump tweeted that it was time to "stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people", and also poured scorn on Khan.
LONDON (AP) - Terror struck at the heart of London on Saturday night as attackers killed six people in a series of vehicle and knife attacks before police shot them dead.
US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the White House. Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing" partly because of pollution, according to the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Speaking on the CNN programme State of the Union, due to air on Sunday, Haley was seeking to define the president's thinking about climate change in the wake of his announcement that the US will leave the Paris climate accord, joining Syria and Nicaragua as one of three non-signatories.