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June 07, 2015
Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony

Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office.

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 73, witnesses describe horror

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 73, witnesses describe horror

Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the explosion occurred on Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. A number of people at the scene...

Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes on

Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes on

US federal workers who are not getting paid during the longest government shutdown in the country's history are increasingly turning to pawnbrokers for short-term loans, according to shop owners. The turnout is small – a few people per day – pawnbrokers said, but many expect the numbers to...

France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine

France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine

France's data watchdog on Monday announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time. Google was handed the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent...

Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election result

Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election result

Congo's political standoff deepend on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader. As Mr Tshisekedi's supporters celebrated the ruling in the...

Video shows Florida toddler walking towards police with hands up during her father's arrest

Video shows Florida toddler walking towards police with hands up during her father's arrest

TPD said the toddler unexpectedly got out the pickup truck and imitated her parents, who were suspects, walking toward officers with her hands raised.

After the storm: Dangerous stretch of subzero AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures to grip northeastern US

After the storm: Dangerous stretch of subzero AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures to grip northeastern US

A polar plunge of brutal cold has descended on the northeastern United States, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts following the weekend snowstorm.

Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s March

Meet the Women Who Protested the Women’s March

Women from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women’s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women’s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past,...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Tesla's Model 3 gets green light in Europe

Tesla's Model 3 gets green light in Europe

Tesla's Model 3 has been given the green light to hit the road in Europe, clearing the final hurdle for the European introduction of the battery-powered sedan expected next month. The Model 3 is a crucial project for Tesla as the U.S. electric vehicle maker known for its high-price luxury...

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror

At least 71 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday.

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, 11 Reported Dead

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, 11 Reported Dead

The overnight missile strikes killed 11 people, including as many as four Syrian soldiers, foreign media reported, and damaged the international airport in Damascus. State-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported waves of attacks early Monday and the interception of dozens of missiles, and Israel took...

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Police on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.

Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

A group of former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians who have been detained on allegations of espionage. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were last month arrested in China for...

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

Everywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.

Trump confuses weather with climate change again: 'Wouldn’t be bad to have a little good old fashioned Global Warming right now!'

Trump confuses weather with climate change again: 'Wouldn’t be bad to have a little good old fashioned Global Warming right now!'

Donald Trump has again confused weather with climate change, suggesting the US would benefit from “a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now” amid forecasts of snow and cold conditions. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record...

Model who alleged Russian meddling in US election tells Moscow court she will not publish Deripaska recordings

Model who alleged Russian meddling in US election tells Moscow court she will not publish Deripaska recordings

Anastasia Vashukevich, the model who recorded a former employer of Paul Manafort allegedly discussing US relations with a Russian deputy prime minister during the 2016 election, has promised in a Moscow court not to release any further recordings. Ms Vashukevich previously claimed to have evidence...

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.

The Entry-Level 2019 Porsche Cayenne Deserves Your Attention

The Entry-Level 2019 Porsche Cayenne Deserves Your Attention

Porsche’s base Cayenne will have you seeking out the roads usually reserved for sports cars.

Truck drivers taken off roads due to poor roads from winter storm

Truck drivers taken off roads due to poor roads from winter storm

Road conditions were so bad from the major winter storm that truck drivers in DuBois, Pennsylvania were ordered to stay off the roads and find shelter.

Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocket

Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocket

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying. Syrian state media also reported the...

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

Several thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women's March rallies held around the world in support of women's rights, gathered some 3,000 people...

China's population growth slows despite two-child policy

China's population growth slows despite two-child policy

China's population grew at a slower rate last year despite the abolition of the one-child policy, official data showed Monday, raising fears an ageing society will pile further pressure on an already slowing economy. China's government raised the limit to two children in 2016 to...

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. Europeans last saw a total lunar eclipse in July 2018.

Chile earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 quake rocks north of country

Chile earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 quake rocks north of country

A magnitude- 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north Chile, causing buildings to shake and fears of a possible tsunami. It reportedly caused homes to rattle, as well as minor damage to old buildings and power outages in the nearby coastal city of La Serena – a popular beach town about 250 miles...

Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal...

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.

British Airway is giving one of its Boeing 747s a 1960s-era paint scheme

British Airway is giving one of its Boeing 747s a 1960s-era paint scheme

British Airways will paint one of its Boeing 747's in a retro scheme that dates to the 1960s as part of an effort to commemorate its 100th birthday.

Saudi Crown Prince Shows a ‘Chilling’ Instability, Graham Says

Saudi Crown Prince Shows a ‘Chilling’ Instability, Graham Says

The heir to Saudi Arabia’s monarchy, widely known as MBS, has so far largely dodged any reprisals against himself, with President Donald Trump opting in November to impose sanctions against 17 lower-level Saudis implicated in the murder following global outrage. “We have to deal with bad people,...

The Latest: 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan

The Latest: 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio

Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio

The explosion occurred on Enbridge's Texas Eastern pipeline system and appeared to have destroyed two homes, said Chasity Schmelzenbach, emergency management director for Noble County, Ohio. "We got reports flames were shooting (up) 80 feet to 200 feet (25-60 meters)," Schmelzenbach...

US diocese sorry after students mock elderly Native American

US diocese sorry after students mock elderly Native American

A US diocese has apologized and vowed to take action after videos emerged showing boys from a Catholic private school mocking an elderly Native American man at a rally in the capital Washington, triggering widespread criticism. The incident occurred on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday...

Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow

Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow

The Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air...

10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. * * * Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you're prepared. After all, if you're going to watch You until your eyes...

The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch Edition

The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch Edition

With visual tweaks and a commemorative plaque, this car is a bid to make the new 2020 Supra more collectible.

Suspect arrested in beating of 88-year-old woman in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley

Suspect arrested in beating of 88-year-old woman in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley

San Francisco police have arrested an 18-year-old suspect in the brutal beating of an 88-year-old great-grandmother in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.

UN envoy in Yemen for talks on Hodeida truce

UN envoy in Yemen for talks on Hodeida truce

The UN envoy for Yemen landed in rebel-held Sanaa Monday for talks aimed at shoring up a truce between rebels and a government alliance in the port city of Hodeida. Diplomat Martin Griffiths landed in the capital at around 10:30 am local time (1330 GMT), an official at Sanaa airport told AFP on...

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail.

Students in Trump hats mock Native American; school apologizes

Students in Trump hats mock Native American; school apologizes

The students from private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in northern Kentucky were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally on Friday when they were filmed surrounding Nathan Phillips and mocking the Native American's singing and drumming. Fellow students, many in clothing bearing...

May to Brief Cabinet on Where She Goes Next: Brexit Update

May to Brief Cabinet on Where She Goes Next: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- Theresa May is preparing to set out where Brexit goes next after the overwhelming rejection of her deal a week ago. She’s due to present a plan to Parliament on Monday, where members are already working on plans to take control of the process.

The Latest: Man rescued from New York river island

The Latest: Man rescued from New York river island

The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local):

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. Many Greeks believe the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over their country's own...

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday. Presenting a revised version of his "transformation plan" to employee representatives, Fries said the company would still...

Christian Schools Like Karen Pence's Are The Real Threat To Academic Freedom

Christian Schools Like Karen Pence's Are The Real Threat To Academic Freedom

Last week, the "second lady" of the United States, Karen Pence, went to work

Baked sea bream with a flatbread lid

Baked sea bream with a flatbread lid

This dish comes from chef Luke Holder, who runs Hartnett Holder & Co with me at Lime Wood hotel in Hampshire. The flatbread lid on the bream dish is not something to be nervous about trying. It’s just flour and water, the most basic form of bread you could make. There’s no yeast in it, so you...

Bomb blasts rock Syria's Damascus and Afrin

Bomb blasts rock Syria's Damascus and Afrin

A bomb blast hit Damascus on Sunday, in a rare attack in the Syrian capital that has been largely insulated from violence during nearly eight years of war. The explosion came as another bomb in the northern city of Afrin killed three people and wounded nine others, according to a war monitor, on...

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):

Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016

Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016

Giuliani backtracked Monday from earlier comments that Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016.