Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York
The Democratic phenom scores a victory over the "richest man in the world."
02/14/2019 - 03:12 PM
PR push for white officer accused of killing armed black man
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a white police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man in Tennessee is calling for legal discovery documents to be sealed from members of the public.
02/14/2019 - 06:59 PM
North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold
The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. Kim, the son of the isolated North's founder Kim Il Sung and the father and predecessor of current leader Kim Jong Un, was born on February 16. According to Pyongyang's orthodoxy, he came into the world in 1942, in a snow-covered hut at a secret camp on the slopes of Mount Paektu, the spiritual birthplace of the Korean people, where his father was fighting occupying Japanese forces.
02/16/2019 - 04:00 AM
Report: President Trump Installs $50,000 Golf Simulator in the White House
President Trump has installed a room-sized golfing simulator inside his personal quarters at the White House
02/14/2019 - 11:01 AM
Last Islamic State holdout on verge of defeat in east Syria
The victory will bring the jihadist group, whose self-proclaimed caliphate once stretched across swathes of Syria and Iraq, to the brink of total territorial defeat. Jiya Furat said the SDF had cornered the remaining Islamic State militants in one tiny neighborhood of Baghouz village, under its fire from all sides. With the help of U.S. air strikes and special forces, the SDF, led by the Kurdish YPG militia, has marched into the pocket east of the Euphrates river near the Iraqi border.
02/16/2019 - 06:46 AM
Honda & Acura Recall for Potential Stalling Issue
Honda Recalls 437,000 Cars and SUVs Over Potential Stalling Issue Honda is recalling 437,000 Acura MDX SUVs, Acura TLX V6 cars, and Honda Accord V6 cars because the gasoline flow from fuel pumps...
02/14/2019 - 02:51 PM
The 20 Most Powerful Crossovers and SUVs You Can Buy in 2019
02/15/2019 - 02:35 PM
Airlines to begin adding new gender option for 'non-binary' flyers
Some U.S. airlines are on track to add a new gender option for “non-binary” passengers amid evolving best-practices suggestions for the industry.
02/15/2019 - 04:03 PM
May Scrambles for Brexit Compromise With Two Weeks to Save Deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to compromise with the European Union over the future of Ireland’s border, with just two weeks left to save her Brexit deal. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay privately told the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, on Monday the U.K. doesn’t need to reopen the divorce agreement and would accept other ways to address British concerns, a person familiar with the talks said. On Thursday, members of the pro-Brexit European Research Group of Conservatives inflicted another embarrassing parliamentary defeat on the premier after they refused to endorse her approach to resolving the deadlock.
02/15/2019 - 03:47 AM
Parkland shooting: How the NRA is more vulnerable than ever after a year of protests and a wave election
One year after gunfire began in the freshman building of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the movement those bullets sparked has swept through the US and opened a new chapter on guns in America. Guns have come to dominate political debate this past year in way unseen previously in the US, with massive protests from March for Our Lives attracting headlines and major news coverage — and virtually all Democrat presidential candidates supporting stricter gun control. Meanwhile, dozens of states have moved to pass new gun control laws in an historic effort, as communities across America continue to be scarred by gun violence.
02/14/2019 - 12:56 PM
FBI releases 16 drawings prolific serial killer Samuel Little made of his victims
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released more than a dozen drawingsmade by a prolific serial killer in hopes the public may be able to identifysome of his victims
02/14/2019 - 02:07 PM
Amazon drops New York headquarters plan amid protests
Amazon abandoned plans for a new headquarters in New York City on Thursday, blaming opposition from community leaders angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world's most successful companies. The online retail giant had promised the sprawling complex in the borough of Queens would create 25,000 jobs in exchange for nearly $3 billion in state and city incentives -- which had riled some New Yorkers. "While polls show that 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project," Amazon said in a statement.
02/14/2019 - 04:38 PM
Students track fatal child shootings since Parkland killings
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A student journalism project has concluded that at least 1,149 children and teenagers died from a shooting in the year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
02/14/2019 - 04:59 PM
Venezuela's Maduro ramps up legal fight against Guaido's challenge
Venezuela's opposition, which argues Maduro's presidency is illegitimate because he won in a sham vote, is trying to wrest control of the OPEC nation's oil sector from him and deliver aid to a population suffering food and medicine shortages. Maduro says this is part of a strategy to carry out a U.S.-backed coup and has vowed to remain in office, despite around 50 nations recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as president. Venezuela's chief state prosecutor, Tarek Saab, said on Thursday his office had opened an investigation into new opposition-appointed directors at state-run oil firm PDVSA and its U.S. refiner Citgo, Venezuela's most valuable foreign asset.
02/14/2019 - 08:12 PM
Global stocks surge on hopeful signs from US-China trade talks
New York (AFP) - European and US stock markets leapt on Friday as positive signs emerged from US-China trade talks aimed at averting an escalation of a tariff war between the world's top two economies.
02/15/2019 - 08:24 PM
Airbus A380: from European dream to white elephant
The decision to halt production of the A380 superjumbo is the final act in one of Europe's greatest industrial adventures and reflects a dearth of orders by airline bosses unwilling to back Airbus's vision of huge jets to combat airport congestion. Airbus fought back, arguing that travel between megacities would nonetheless dominate air transport.
02/14/2019 - 09:37 AM
United Airlines: Three new routes for fast-growing Denver hub
United Airlines will add three new domestic routes at its Denver hub, all of which will go head-to-head against budget rival Frontier Airlines.
02/15/2019 - 10:17 AM
U.K. Spy Warns Against Triumphalism Over Islamic State Collapse
“We are not triumphant because I think from triumphant you get to hubris,” MI6 Chief Alex Younger told reporters in Munich on Friday. Younger said Islamic States’s so-called caliphate was now in its “end game,” with the extremist militants clinging to the last square mile of land they hold in the village of Baghuz in eastern Syria. Meanwhile the U.K. is debating the case of Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old from east London who wants to come home despite expressing no regrets over becoming a so-called jihadi bride with Islamic State in Syria at the age of 15.
02/15/2019 - 08:00 AM
California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating storm
Authorities have warned of the threat of mudslides after a damaging storm struck California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow which destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed rain, snow and wind across the US west coast into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping northern California and southern Oregon. The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California, including more than 24cm over 48 hours at one location in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.
02/15/2019 - 06:21 AM
The U.S. Navy Just Bought Four Giant, Robot Submarines from Boeing
Orca could help to fill a yawning gap in the American submarine fleet. In December 2016, the U.S. Navy announced it needed 66 nuclear-powered attack subs, or SSNs, to meet regional commanders' needs.
02/14/2019 - 11:00 PM
Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote
Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak. From a toaster to an exercise bike and a pair of lacy bras, the small museum imbues seemingly ordinary objects with meaning through captions that detail their role in the unravelling of relationships around the world. The museum was buzzing Thursday, Valentine's Day, with groups of friends and also some couples who seeking out an unorthodox way to celebrate love.
02/14/2019 - 10:26 AM
Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in schools.
02/15/2019 - 12:30 AM
Eating scorpions, worms in Thai/US military drill
Thailand and the US hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with participants learning jungle survival skills. (Feb. 14)
02/14/2019 - 02:59 PM
37 killed in Indian Kashmir attack
At least 37 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir in one the deadliest attacks on government forces there, police said. The suicide bombing outside Srinagar claimed by an Islamist group is likely to ratchet up tensions between nuclear-armed arch rivals India and Pakistan, with New Delhi long accusing Islamabad of supporting militants. "The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain," Indian Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, calling the attack "despicable".
02/14/2019 - 05:11 PM
JPMorgan Chase to create digital coins using blockchain for payments
The largest U.S. bank by assets said customers, on depositing money at the bank, will be issued the cryptocurrency that they will be able to use for transactions over the network with other JPMorgan clients. When one client sends money to another over the blockchain, JPM Coins are transferred and instantaneously redeemed for the equivalent amount of U.S. dollars, reducing the typical settlement time, the bank said. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon once criticized the former high-flying bitcoin, calling it a "fraud" in 2017.
02/14/2019 - 09:34 AM
At least five dead in Aurora, Illinois, workplace shooting: Here's what we know now
Five people are dead including a gunman after a shooting at an industrial plant in Aurora, Illinois, authorities said. Here's what we know now.
02/15/2019 - 07:21 PM
The Ocasio-Cortez Party Turns Amazon’s NYC Plans Into HQ0
Amazon’s decision to pull out of a planned mega-campus in Long Island City, Queens, is more than a loss for Cuomo. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio—two Democrats who rarely agree on anything—brokered a truce to put together a $3 billion tax break for Amazon.com Inc. that helped secure one half of a second headquarters.
02/15/2019 - 07:00 AM
William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney general
Three months following the ousting of Jeff Sessions, the Senate voted to confirm William Barr for his second stint as attorney general. The Senate confirmation on Thursday will grant Mr Barr, a hardline Republican, the power to supervise the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and its interference with the 2016 presidential election. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 54-45 in favour of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the post.
02/14/2019 - 03:36 PM
Alaska Airlines is selling BOGO flights for one day only
On February 14 only, the airline is rolling out a ‘Fly One, Get One’ promotionbetween select destinations around the country
02/14/2019 - 04:28 PM
The Latest: Putin: Syria must take over lands US leaves
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):
02/14/2019 - 11:58 AM
Photos of the New 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring
02/14/2019 - 12:09 PM
A year after Parkland school shooting, should we be arming teachers already?
After Parkland shooting, school districts took 'giant steps' to boost security, but we're still not arming teachers.
02/14/2019 - 12:39 PM
Iran general says Pakistan backs group behind suicide bomb
Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in remarks state TV aired Saturday. "Pakistan's government, who has housed these anti-revolutionaries and threats to Islam, knows where they are and they are supported by Pakistan's security forces," said Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist group Jaish al-Adl ("Army of Justice").
02/16/2019 - 04:00 AM
UK's Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine's Day
Britain's Prince Harry flew up to the Arctic on Valentine's Day to meet the Royal Marines and learn about special freezing-weather helicopter commando exercises. Harry, who is Captain General of the Royal Marines, visited northern Norway where he reviewed the Commando Helicopter Force which operates in temperatures as low as minus 30 Celsius. "This is the first time His Royal Highness has visited Joint Helicopter Command since becoming Captain General and it is great that he is doing the visit while we’re in Norway," said Warrant Officer 1st Class Adrian Shepherd, who has served with force for 27 years.
02/14/2019 - 09:11 AM
During a school lockdown, 7-year-old writes note on her arm in case she dies
A second-grader wrote a chilling note to her parents on her arm during school lockdown.
02/15/2019 - 01:11 PM
Los Angeles police fatally shoot man at busy train station
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man armed with a knife was shot and killed by police at a downtown train station during the morning rush hour Thursday, Los Angeles police said.
02/14/2019 - 03:25 PM
Republican Senators Express Disapproval With Border Funding Bill and National Emergency Declaration
Several Republican senators expressed disapproval Thursday at Congress's border funding deal as well as President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for a border wall."I’m disappointed with both the massive, bloated, secretive bill that just passed and with the president’s intention to declare an emergency to build a wall," Senator Rand Paul wrote on Twitter."I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matters. Over 1,000 pages dropped in the middle of the night and extraconstitutional executive actions are wrong, no matter which party does them," the libertarian Kentucky Republican added.President Trump announced Thursday that he plans to sign the compromise border funding bill that does not include the $5.7 billion in wall funding he requested. He will also declare a national emergency, the White House said."President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.Other Republican senators also criticized the president's plan, including Susan Collins of Maine and Marco Rubio of Florida."We have a crisis at our southern border, but no crisis justifies violating the Constitution," Rubio said in a statement.Collins called declaring a national emergency "a mistake on the part of the President and of"dubious constitutionality.""Such a declaration would undermine the role of Congress and the appropriations process," she continued.Democrats predictably panned the decision, calling it an abuse of power by the president."We will review our options, we'll be prepared to respond appropriately to it," Democratic House Speaker Pelosi said. "If the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people."Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer came out even stronger against the move, calling it "a lawless act – a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that President Trump broke his core promise to have Mexico pay for the wall."
02/14/2019 - 06:41 PM
Our Favorite Eco-friendly Finds Put Sustainable Materials to Stylish Use
02/15/2019 - 08:00 AM
Trump Venezuela envoy interrogated by Ilhan Omar over his role in Iran-Contra scandal
Donald Trump’s envoy to Venezuela was left flustered and visibly angry following an interrogation by Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar over his controversial political past. Elliot Abrams was appointed special envoy to Venezuela last month to help lead the US response to the political crisis in the South American country, which is seeing widespread hunger and violence following the collapse of its economy. On Wednesday, Mr Abrams, who served in the Reagan administration, testified in front of the House foreign affairs select committee, where he was subjected to a fierce line of questioning by Ms Omar.
02/14/2019 - 09:20 AM
It Looks Like the Land Rover Discovery SVX Is Dead
This looks like another miss from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.
02/15/2019 - 05:54 PM
Polestar teases next-gen electric car again ahead of Geneva launch
Just two weeks before the official online reveal on February 27, Volvo's Polestar gave us another glimpse of the Polestar 2 just a couple of weeks after the first announcement. While the latest official teaser of the Polestar 2 isn't nearly as informational as the first announcement made a few weeks ago, we have still been graced by another image of a discernible part of the exterior body: the top, left-hand side of the rear end. The white Polestar logo blends into the white body to avoid distracting onlookers from the snappy and chic design.
02/15/2019 - 10:39 AM
20 Palestinians wounded in border clashes: Gaza ministry
Palestinian medical officials said that 20 Gazans were wounded Friday by Israeli fire during weekly clashes on the border, while Israeli police said one officer was hurt by an explosive device. "Twenty injuries by the Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition," the Hamas-controlled Gaza health ministry said in a statement. The Israeli army said that 11,000 "rioters and demonstrators" gathered at several points along the border barrier, with people throwing rocks at soldiers and the fence, as well as "several explosive devices and grenades" aimed at the troops.
02/15/2019 - 12:28 PM
Southern California storm brings heavy rainfall Thursday
Rain is drenching Southern California on Thursday, as a strong storm brings steady rainfall through the evening.
02/14/2019 - 04:57 PM
American Airlines: 700 Phoenix flight attendants will need to move
The airline is asking for volunteers as it needs 700 fewer flight attendants in Phoenix and 700 more in Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles.
02/14/2019 - 09:44 AM
Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy was still so raw they couldn't bring themselves to set foot in the building.
02/14/2019 - 07:26 PM
U.S. judge issues gag order in trial of former Trump adviser Stone
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was issuing the modified gag order to "maintain the dignity and seriousness of the courthouse" in a case that has generated a carnival-like atmosphere since Stone's arrest in Florida on Jan. 25. The order prohibits lawyers involved in the case from speaking with news media outlets and prohibits other participants, like Stone himself, from making statements that may affect the case when they are near the courthouse. It does not stop Stone from talking about his case when he is not near the courthouse.
02/15/2019 - 04:41 PM
BofA Says a ‘Real’ Trade Deal Could Vault S&P 500 to Record High
The firm’s model on corporate earnings and equity valuations suggests that the market has priced in “a partial deal,” one where only some of the issues get resolved in favor of corporate America, according to strategists led by Savita Subramanian. In a best-case scenario, the S&P 500 could climb 5 percent to 10 percent when a “real deal” is struck. Companies from 3M Co. to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. have slashed their guidance this year, citing either trade tensions or weakening demand in China.
02/15/2019 - 01:23 PM
New Deals (Even Green Ones) Are Bonanzas for Big Business
Amazon is taking its ball and going home, and New York Democrats are actually celebrating.I wasn’t a huge fan of the deal New York and Amazon worked out. I don’t like corporate welfare, and the race among municipalities to bribe businesses to set up shop in their backyards has a lot of problems. The news that Amazon is spurning the Big Apple and searching for a different location will undoubtedly spark an unseemly frenzy among other cities, reminiscent of the search for the last golden ticket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.But what’s just astounding to me is how Democrats can (almost in one breath, figuratively speaking) champion a Green New Deal that would use the powers of the state -- taxes, subsidies, regulatory bullying, etc. -- to herd whole industries into alignment with their vision of a just and green society, and at the same time denounce these very tactics when actually put into practice.The most prominent architect of the GND is New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Under her proposal, cows might suffer, but humans will thrive thanks to all the wonderful new jobs and free health care her utopian scheme would provide.AOC, as she’s ubiquitously called, rejects the idea that traditional market economics or fiscal bookkeeping should be any hindrance to her scheme.“I think the first thing that we need to do is kind of break the mistaken idea that taxes pay for 100 percent of government expenditure,” she recently told NPR’s Steve Inskeep. “It’s just not how government expenditure works. . . . Government projects are often financed by a combination of taxes, deficit spending, and other kinds of investments -- you know, bonds and so on.”When Inskeep pointed out to her that deficit spending is “borrowing money that has to be paid back eventually through taxes,” AOC reversed herself with an impressive lack of embarrassment, saying that’s okay because this isn’t spending, it’s investing. Borrowing tens of trillions for her “investments” will pay for itself, “Because we’re creating jobs.”The Amazon deal would have created some 25,000 jobs with an average annual salary of $150,000, but AOC was against it because the agreement amounted to “creeping overreach of one of the world’s biggest corporations.”Maybe it did. But I have news for AOC and others trying to use the precedent of the original New Deal as an excuse to get the band back together: This is how New Deals work.The original New Deal was a bonanza for big business. In their effort to mobilize the U.S. economy to fight the Depression, the New Dealers favored big businesses and “associations” -- cartels, guilds, syndicates, etc. -- at every turn. The largest corporations individually or in association wrote the “codes” -- i.e., regulations -- of the National Recovery Administration and other agencies for their own benefit. It was all done in the name of efficiency and progress.For instance, the big chain movie houses of the 1930s -- the Netflixes and Hulus of the time -- wrote the codes in such a way that independents were nearly run out of business, even though 13,571 of the 18,321 movie theaters in America were independently owned.A review board chaired by legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow investigated the NRA and found that, in “virtually all the codes we have examined, one condition has been persistent . . . . In Industry after Industry, the larger units . . . have for their own advantage written the codes, and then, in effect and for their own advantage, assumed the administration of the code they have framed.”This is what happens whenever any government pursues industrial policy: The biggest stakeholders demand to wet their beaks if they’re going to go along. The resolution introduced by AOC says it will “invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century.”As my American Enterprise Institute colleague (and zealous enemy of corporate welfare) Timothy P. Carney writes in the Washington Examiner, “All of these dreams become real only if the federal government forks over billions and billions to General Electric, Siemens, monopoly utilities, Tesla, Google, and the other corporate giants who hire the right lobbyists and position themselves to pocket the handouts.”The lesson of such efforts throughout American history and across the world is that when the government hugs big business, big business hugs back, and its embrace leaves the rest of us in the cold.The Amazon deal wasn’t the opposite of what AOC wants; it was a trial run.© 2019 Tribune Content Agency LLC.
02/15/2019 - 06:30 AM
This Could Be the New Land Rover Defender's Interior
A tweeted photo shows what we think is a final styling mockup for the new Defender's interior.
02/14/2019 - 11:50 AM
5 Delta passengers injured in severe turbulence, flight made emergency landing in Reno
Three of the five injured passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight were taken to a local hospital.
02/14/2019 - 10:59 AM
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