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World News >> Latin America

Trump: Mexico will pay for the border wall — ‘eventually’ and ‘in some form’

Trump: Mexico will pay for the border wall — ‘eventually’ and ‘in some form’The president says he may not approve a government funding bill this week if it does not include funding for a “badly needed border wall” that he claims Mexico, “in some form,” will “eventually” pay for.



04/23/2017 - 03:43 PM

 

Full Pelosi Interview: Trump Is Showing 'Weakness' With Wall

Full Pelosi Interview: Trump Is Showing 'Weakness' With WallIn an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tells Chuck Todd that Democrats unite around a variety of issues, but stand opposed to the president's border wall plan.



04/23/2017 - 02:15 AM

 

French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story

French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love storyFrench presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife have an unusual relationship, and the French seem to like it just fine.



04/22/2017 - 03:39 PM

 

Dowd: New poll is 'good news, bad news, really bad news' for Trump

Dowd: New poll is 'good news, bad news, really bad news' for TrumpThe Powerhouse Roundtable debates President Trump's progress as we approach 100 days in office.



04/23/2017 - 12:40 PM

 

Sirens and silence as Israel remembers Holocaust

Sirens and silence as Israel remembers HolocaustIsraelis stood silent and sirens rang out for two minutes on Monday as the country held its annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Israeli radio and television stations have aired testimony, documentaries and films on the genocide carried out by the Nazis since Sunday night. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel in a speech at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial to mark the start of commemorations on Sunday night.



04/24/2017 - 04:15 AM

 

Remembering ‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran, an Icon from the 70s Generation

Remembering ‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran, an Icon from the 70s GenerationFor nearly a decade, millions watched little Joanie Cunningham grow up on “Happy Days.” She died Saturday afternoon at just 56 years old.



04/23/2017 - 12:21 PM

 

Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executionsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years asked an appeals court on Sunday to halt their lethal injections because of poor health that could cause complications.



04/24/2017 - 12:40 AM

 

Elizabeth Thomas Reunites With Family

Elizabeth Thomas Reunites With FamilyThe 15-year-old Tennessee teen was allegedly kidnapped by ex-teacher Tad Cummins.



04/23/2017 - 02:02 AM

 

CNN’s Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes did sexually harass me’

CNN’s Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes did sexually harass me’The “New Day” host revealed Sunday that the former Fox News chief propositioned her early in her career at the top-rated cable news network. Ailes, through his attorney, called the claims “unsubstantiated and false.”



04/23/2017 - 02:14 PM

 

Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers: Kelly

Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers: KellyBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will not target immigrants brought to the United States as children for deportation, despite conflicting statements within the Trump administration, its secretary John Kelly said on Sunday. Kelly, asked on Sunday morning talk shows to clarify the department's position on the status of these illegal immigrants protected under an Obama-era program, said the agency is focused on deporting only dangerous criminals. “My organization has not targeted these so-called Dreamers," Kelly told CNN, referring to the name given to those granted protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by Democratic President Barack Obama and extended by Republican President Donald Trump.



04/23/2017 - 04:05 PM

 

GOP Scrambles to Keep Government Open As Demands Border Wall Funding

GOP Scrambles to Keep Government Open As Demands Border Wall FundingWhite House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told NBC’s Chuck Todd Sunday that he believed Congress would negotiate a deal before Friday’s deadline to keep the government open. However, Pres. Trump took to Twitter to make his demand known.



04/23/2017 - 12:06 PM

 

French Election: Centrist Macron, Far-Right Le Pen Emerge Victorious

French Election: Centrist Macron, Far-Right Le Pen Emerge VictoriousFor the first time in French history, no mainstream candidate will be on the ballot: May's runoff will be between the pro-EU independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and the EU skeptic far-right populist Marine Le Pen.



04/23/2017 - 12:03 PM

 

Arkansas in bid to rush through executions

Arkansas in bid to rush through executionsArkansas is rushing to execute a slew of prisoners this week before its cache of lethal drugs run out, despite intense criticism and legal challenges to the southern US state's plans. The US Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to deny staying the executions of all eight condemned inmates. Four days earlier, on Thursday, Ledell Lee was put to death in the state's first execution in more than a decade.



04/24/2017 - 02:01 AM

 

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in VenezuelaDressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest. Unlike demonstrations in recent days, the rallies in Caracas, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto and San Cristobal passed with no major violence reported between protesters and police. For the first time since the turmoil in the streets started at the beginning of April, the demonstrators were able to cross Caracas, including several districts loyal to Maduro and his late predecessor Hugo Chavez.



04/22/2017 - 10:29 PM

 

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goatsBELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.



04/23/2017 - 03:49 PM

 

Police search for missing boy in California; father arrested

Police search for missing boy in California; father arrestedSOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.



04/23/2017 - 09:43 PM

 

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mountsBy Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people's houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, also has sold out of 50 Swiss-made air purifiers, which are said to keep out radiation and poisonous gas, and is trying to get more, said Nobuko Oribe, the company's director.



04/24/2017 - 09:49 AM

 

Awe-inspiring photos of Earth remind us just what's at stake

Awe-inspiring photos of Earth remind us just what's at stakeMillions of people came out this Earth Day to clean up and care for the planet. But space agencies and companies took a different approach, choosing to celebrate our Earth from up above. SpaceX on Saturday shared a breathtaking image captured during the recent launch of its SES-10 communications satellite.  Elon Musk's private spaceflight company made history in late March when it reused a previously flown Falcon 9 booster to launch the satellite over Central and South America. View from the fairing during SES-10 mission. #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/zPYQRQ3BkR — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 22, 2017 NASA also posted plenty of Earth-centric images taken during previous missions.  SEE ALSO: Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message Its "Postcards from Home" collection, first assembled for 2015's Earth Day, includes snapshots from the unmanned Galileo spacecraft, the moon-mapping Clementine mission, and even the Apollo 8 mission in 1968. That mission's iconic "Earthrise" images show our planet peeking out from beyond the Moon's surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon. For us here at NASA, Earth Day is every day! With a fleet of spacecraft orbiting our home planet collecting data on everything from the air we breathe to natural disasters that impact our lives, Earth is always in focus. Join us as we celebrate our home with beautiful views from our unique vantage point of space. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #earth #earthday #space #science A post shared by NASA (@nasa) on Apr 22, 2017 at 8:46am PDT Astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS), European Space Agency, and Canadian Space Agency shared their own awe-inspiring views of the giant orb we call home. This #EarthDay watch views of our planet from 250 miles up on the space station in its full 4K glory on YouTube: https://t.co/Q0ZcnmicKk pic.twitter.com/cZYWtSsJMS — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) April 22, 2017 One of the best ways to view our planet on #EarthDay is astronaut photography from the space station crew! These recent gems are courtesy of @thom_astro and @astro_kimbrough. Learn how you can #AdoptThePlanet and get your own little slice to watch over: go.nasa.gov/adopt #space #earth #nasa #views #astronaut #photography #spacestation #earthday2017 A post shared by International Space Station (@iss) on Apr 22, 2017 at 2:09pm PDT Today is #EarthDay! Find out how Canadian researchers use space to study the Earth on a global scale: https://t.co/6ACafzEYWA. pic.twitter.com/ZBIqFRgxvU — CanadianSpaceAgency (@csa_asc) April 22, 2017 Picking up trash, planting trees, and marching to defend scientific research all benefit our planet in real, tangible ways. But images like these help us appreciate just what's at stake, even from millions of miles away. WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson explains if we can dump our trash on the moon



04/23/2017 - 03:51 PM

 

Bernie Sanders Aims To Revamp Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders Aims To Revamp Democratic PartyThe Vermont senator kicked off a cross-country tour aimed at sparking change within the party.



04/23/2017 - 06:00 AM

 

ESPN Is an Albatross For Walt Disney Co (DIS) Stock

ESPN Is an Albatross For Walt Disney Co (DIS) StockPublished reports indicate that cable channel ESPN is preparing another round of cuts to its on-air talent, as parent company Walt Disney Co (ticker: DIS) continues to try to right the ship at the popular network. Traditional cable TV viewers have flocked to cheaper alternatives, and Disney is still trying to solve its ESPN problem. ESPN is expected to cut 40 jobs starting on May 1, including radio hosts, on-air personalities and writers.



04/24/2017 - 11:04 AM

 

Apple is getting serious about self-driving cars

Apple is getting serious about self-driving cars

Though Apple's plans to develop and manufacture a branded car may currently be on hold, the company's plans to research and develop self-driving car technologies appears to be moving forward. Just about a week after Apple obtained a permit to test autonomous vehicles in the state of California, Business Insider filed a public-records request and managed to gain access to materials accompanying Apple's permit application. The filed documents provide us with some interesting new information regarding Apple's training program for its nascent self-driving car initiative.

According to training materials which correspond to software Apple calls the "Apple Automated System", it appears that Apple engineers have been busy developing a suite of software and hardware sensors designed to assist a car drive with the flow of traffic while avoiding other vehicles and pedestrians.

According to the training packet, the car that Apple's staffers are using to test the self-driving technology is outfitted with consumer video game gear such as a Logitech steering wheel and pedals to actuate drive by wire.

Whereas Apple's earlier car efforts seemed to entail hiring hundreds of employees with vast automotive experience across all aspects of the car development and manufacturing process, it stands to reason that Apple, for the time being, has decided to primarily focus its attention on self-driving technologies.

With cars boasting Apple's mysterious autonomous software having been approved for use on the road, California law holds that the drivers/passengers overseeing the testing must be sufficiently trained and ready to assume control of the wheel at any moment.

Apple applied for a permit for six drivers to drive three Lexus RX450h SUVs. Apple's drivers, named in the application, are mostly Ph.D.s specializing in machine learning, some of whom previously worked for companies like Bosch and Tesla, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Apple said its vehicles would be able to capture and store "relevant data before a collision occurs" in its application.

That Apple is exploring self-driving technologies may not be all that surprising, but the more interesting question is if it really matters. As it stands now, we can only presume that Apple's progress with its own technology isn't anywhere close to matching what established automakers and a myriad of start-up companies have already developed. Going forward, it will be interesting to see if Apple's foray into the self-driving world will ever yield a marketable product or if it will simply become an Apple research initiative that never sees the light of day.

Apple's full permit application can be viewed over here via AppleInsider.



04/22/2017 - 06:02 PM

 

Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions ease

Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions easeEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted Sisi as he stepped off the plane in the capital Riyadh and hosted him for lunch, the official Saudi Press Agency said. The two Arab leaders then had talks during which they "reviewed the strong and brotherly relations as well as cooperation between their two countries" and regional issues, the agency said.



04/23/2017 - 10:47 AM

 

Gunmen wound celebrated conservationist Gallmann in Kenya

Gunmen wound celebrated conservationist Gallmann in KenyaBy Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park on Sunday in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya, which residents say are intensifying as August polls approach. Gallmann, who was played by Kim Basinger in the 2000 film of her book, was going to inspect fresh damage to her property after invaders burned down a retreat there on Saturday. The gunmen shot her, but Gallmann was saved when rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service intervened and fought off the attackers.



04/23/2017 - 12:56 PM

 

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accidentSpanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier. Emergency crews managed on Saturday to collect half of the roughly 60,000 litres (16,000 gallons) of diesel that spilled into the ocean, the regional government said. Three coast guard boats were on Sunday working to break up the slick -- which is three kilometres long and half a kilometre wide -- to help the diesel evaporate, it added.



04/23/2017 - 06:58 AM

 

Hernandez suicide notes ordered released ahead of funeral

Hernandez suicide notes ordered released ahead of funeralBRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried.



04/24/2017 - 01:29 PM

 

Brain-Damaged Woman Grins as Future Sister-in-Law Asks Her to Be a Bridesmaid

Brain-Damaged Woman Grins as Future Sister-in-Law Asks Her to Be a Bridesmaid"There's no reason not to include her," said Nichole Sullivan of her sister-in-law to be, who suffered a traumatic brain injury.



04/23/2017 - 02:56 PM

 

Wooden Figurines 'Weave' at Tiny Looms Placed in Ancient Grave

Wooden Figurines 'Weave' at Tiny Looms Placed in Ancient GraveTiny wooden figurines have stood upright "weaving" at appropriately sized looms for more than 2,100 years in a Chinese tomb containing the remains of a middle-age woman, a new study finds. The discovery of the miniature scene astonished archaeologists, who were surveying an area slated for subway construction in Chengdu, a city in China's southwestern Sichuan province, in 2013. The looms may be small — the largest is about the size of a child's toy piano — but they're the earliest evidence on record of looms that could be used to weave patterns, the researchers said.



04/24/2017 - 09:01 AM

 

Trump visits wounded U.S. service members at military hospital

Trump visits wounded U.S. service members at military hospitalPresident Donald Trump visited wounded U.S. service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, his first visit as president to the armed forces hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. Accompanied by his wife, Melania, Trump awarded Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos the Purple Heart, the medal given to members of the U.S. military wounded or killed in battle. Barrientos was injured in Afghanistan on March 17 when an Afghan soldier opened fire inside a base in Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers.



04/22/2017 - 02:56 PM

 

Should The Bible Be Taught In Schools?

Should The Bible Be Taught In Schools?A lawsuit alleges that the few who opted out of a bible class at one school were harassed and discriminated against.



04/22/2017 - 08:00 PM

 

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just caught a glimpse of Earth, all the way from Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just caught a glimpse of Earth, all the way from SaturnNASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well. A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it's scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission. The photo, which shows the Earth as a tiny bright dot in a black sea of space, was shot at a distance of 870 million miles. If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet. The most spectacular part of the image is the fact that it was shot from between Saturn's rings, with the bold A ring seen above the Earth and bright F ring creeping into the original photo at the bottom. It's a great shot, but it's also somewhat bittersweet when you consider Cassini's immediate future. The craft is scheduled to begin its "Grand Finale" dives shortly, in which it will fly recklessly through Saturn's rings a total of 22 times until, on its final approach, it flies directly into the planet itself. That final act will destroy the spacecraft, which has already achieved far more than scientists could have ever hoped when it was launched way back in 1997. That last fateful dive is slated for September 15th, 2017.



04/22/2017 - 03:00 PM

 

Tears of joy and frustration after French election count

Tears of joy and frustration after French election countEmmanuel Macron's youthful supporters wept tears of joy and shouted themselves hoarse on Sunday as projections from France's presidential election suggested their champion was well on track for power. Similar jubilation played out at the headquarters of the far-right National Front (FN), whose leader Marine Le Pen brought the party to the presidential runoff for just the second time in its history. For supporters of the conservative Republicans and far-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed), there was bitterness at a dream left unfulfilled.



04/23/2017 - 05:40 PM

 

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country's sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20, officials said on Monday.



04/24/2017 - 06:06 AM

 

CA attorney general says neither Mexico nor taxpayers want to pay for 'medieval wall'

CA attorney general says neither Mexico nor taxpayers want to pay for 'medieval wall'California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has joined multiple lawsuits against the president on behalf of his state, is interviewed on "This Week."



04/23/2017 - 09:59 AM

 

American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident

American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incidentNEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane.



04/22/2017 - 07:48 PM

 

14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'

14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'The boys could be tried as adults, according to reports.



04/22/2017 - 04:08 PM

 

How a New Credit Card Can Boost Your Credit Score

How a New Credit Card Can Boost Your Credit ScoreMany people are wary of applying for a new credit card because they've heard that their credit score takes a hit when they do it. The truth is that if you play your cards right (pun intended), that credit score ding (typically about five points that lasts two years) will hardly even matter. It will be outweighed by the new card's positive effects on your credit score, which result primarily from your credit utilization rate.



04/24/2017 - 10:40 AM

 

March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.

March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.By Lacey Johnson and Lisa Fernandez WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Demonstrators carried signs like "There Is No Planet B," "No One Is Above Peer Review," "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Make Science Great Again," a play on U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign promise to "Make America Great Again." Other signs featured mathematical formulas in a display of geek humor. While the events were non-partisan according to organizers, many marchers were in effect protesting Trump's proposal to sharply cut federal science and research budgets and his administration's skepticism about climate change and the need to slow global warming.



04/22/2017 - 08:12 PM

 

These ‘Married At First Sight’ Couples Are Still Together

These ‘Married At First Sight’ Couples Are Still TogetherSee which “Married at First Sight” couples stayed together after the cameras stopped rolling!



04/23/2017 - 02:20 PM

 

McDonald's braces for the apocalypse with chic new uniforms

McDonald's braces for the apocalypse with chic new uniformsHey — if the world's going to end, McDonald's at least wants its employees to look good. The fast food chain has officially chosen some dark, dismal, soul sucking new employee uniforms that really just scream: "Ba da ba ba bah, we're doomed!"  SEE ALSO: Instagram bait: Why Starbucks put a unicorn meme on its menu According to a press release, McDonald's is collaborating with designers Waraire Boswell and Bindu Rivas to develop the new collections, which are set to appear behind counters in the U.S. in April. The new, more modern uniforms are grey and black and were reportedly created based on feedback from employees and customers. "Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear," McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, Jez Langhorn, said in the release. Image: mcdonald's Image: mcdonald'sOkay, cool. But in all honesty, what with the recent political chaos and the word "dystopia" inspiring timely book clubs, McDonald's probably decided it was time to switch things up, stifle its stale, happy go lucky yellow, red, and white color scheme, and make an effort to fit in. So far, it seems as though customers aren't exactly lovin' it, and instead, many people are trolling the burger joint's dark denim aprons with glorious memes. Meanwhile at new @McDonalds uniform showcase pic.twitter.com/scvDZzE1cd — Charles FLEXavier (@BIGGSEXXXY77) April 22, 2017   What do you think of the new McDonalds uniforms, designed by the resident Death Star uniform person pic.twitter.com/fnyQzLquAy — Anthony (@Ant_DC) April 22, 2017 The new uniform for #McDonalds - serving storm troopers on a Death Star in a Galaxy far far away. pic.twitter.com/UJ3QuRRSbG — Max Willson (@max_willson95) April 22, 2017 The new McDonalds uniform looks like people tryna lure customers into buying& keeping them hostage soon after they are done purchasing — SumbulNadeem (@SumbulxNadeem) April 22, 2017 New McDonald's uniform looks like the Empire won.Now when you wanna get a meal there you'll have to start with your First Order. #mcdonalds pic.twitter.com/swM8G7g5RE — Brad Grandrino (@spookygonzo) April 22, 2017 The new Empire inspired @mcdonalds uniform. A post shared by Ed Galvez (@edgalvez) on Apr 22, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT "As a former McDonald’s crew member myself, I understand the design and functionality needs of the next generation of McDonald’s uniforms, and I was personally inspired to design a look and feel that gives restaurant employees a greater level of confidence," Boswell said. Updating the restaurant's uniforms is reportedly just one way McDonald’s plans to increase focus on employees. What's next? Personalized light-sabers?  WATCH: Snack and game worry-free with this handy desktop mop



04/23/2017 - 03:04 PM

 

Brooklyn moves to help minor offenders avoid deportation

Brooklyn moves to help minor offenders avoid deportationThe public prosecutor's office in the New York borough of Brooklyn will change the way it deals with minor infractions by undocumented immigrants to lessen their risk of expulsion under the Trump administration, it said Monday.



04/24/2017 - 12:35 PM

 

Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances

Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowancesSaudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. "The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff," said the decree, broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV. In September Saudi Arabia cut ministers' salaries by 20 percent and scaled back financial perks for public sector employees in one of the energy-rich kingdom's most drastic measures to save money at a time of low oil prices.



04/22/2017 - 07:13 PM

 

Tesla is doubling the size of its charging network

Tesla is doubling the size of its charging network

The biggest complaint about electric cars has always been that there's nowhere to juice up. Well, that excuse just died if you own a Tesla. The company just announced plans to double the size of its charging network by the end of the year, promising more chargers at current locations, and new Supercharger sites for all those Model 3s that should be hitting the road.

According to Tesla's plans, the number of Superchargers available globally will double by the end of the year, from 5,000 currently to a total of 10,000. In the US, there's a planned Supercharger increase of 150 percent. The upgrades will be spread out between new sites along highways, capacity increases to existing sites, and more Supercharger locations in urban areas.

Currently, the Supercharger network exists to facilitate long road trips. Superchargers are Tesla-branded chargers that only work with Tesla vehicles, and are capable of charging Teslas much faster than any other kind of charger. Tesla has a network of charging stations along most major US highways, which allows owners to travel distances well in excess of the car's 200-mile range, without needing to stop overnight to charge.

With a flood of new vehicles expected to hit the roads when the Model 3 starts being delivered, the capacity improvements will be necessary to keep congestion down at Superchargers. Already, Tesla has begun seeing congestion at some stations, and it's had to start charging new Tesla owners for charging. Previously, charging at a Supercharger was free for Tesla owners.



04/24/2017 - 12:58 PM

 

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visitBERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.



04/22/2017 - 10:46 PM

 

S.African faces trial over axe slaying of his wealthy family

S.African faces trial over axe slaying of his wealthy familyIn a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old scion of a wealthy family goes on trial in Cape Town on Monday, accused of slaughtering his family in a frenzied axe attack. The case has also made headlines internationally, as police failed to arrest anyone for the grisly killings until Henri van Breda handed himself in. Van Breda is alleged to have killed his brother Rudi and parents Martin and Teresa and left his sister Marli struggling with nightmarish injuries.



04/23/2017 - 12:16 AM

 

2017 Honda Civic Type R sets Nürburgring lap record

2017 Honda Civic Type R sets Nürburgring lap recordThe all-new version of the Honda Civic Type R was always going to make a big slash when it was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but the Honda has now proved it has just as much substance as it undoubtedly has style. The Civic Type R has always been renowned for outstanding performance, but this model, which set the new record and was part of the all-new tenth-generation Civic's development program, really has set a new benchmark for the Type R and for its rivals. This development car set a time of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, which is almost seven seconds faster than the previous generation Civic Type R managed.



04/24/2017 - 08:56 AM

 

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctionsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.



04/23/2017 - 02:42 PM

 

Tips For Paying Off Credit Cards

Tips For Paying Off Credit CardsHere's an overview of some of the best balance-transfer credit cards that can help you save money and pay off your debt fast.



04/23/2017 - 11:00 AM

 

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all beganBy Chris Kenning CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye. Obama will meet youth leaders and promote community organizing near the same South Side neighborhoods where his own activism blossomed and propelled him to two terms in the White House that ended with Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as Obama’s first White House chief of staff, said that he was proud that Obama picked Chicago to make his last speech as president and the first in his post-presidency.



04/23/2017 - 09:41 AM

 

Uber caught tracking former app users

Uber caught tracking former app usersThe ride sharing service has reportedly been tracking former users even after they deleted the app from their smartphone.



04/24/2017 - 06:58 AM

 

Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in Syria

Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in SyriaAl Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Syrian Sunni jihadists to wage guerrilla war against enemies ranging from Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his Iranian-backed allies to Western powers. In an audio recording posted online on Sunday, Zawahri called for the rebels to be patient, saying they should be prepared for a long battle with the Western-led coalition in Iraq and Syria and Iranian-backed Shi'ites fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al Assad's government. "Our people in Sham (Syria) prepare yourselves for a long battle with the Crusaders and their allies the Shi'ites and Alawites," the successor to Osama bin Laden said.



04/23/2017 - 04:51 PM

 

 

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