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Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race

Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race“I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty — you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”



04/25/2019 - 09:21 AM

 

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raidsIXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico



04/24/2019 - 07:01 PM

 

Militia group 'commander' Larry Mitchell Hopkins attacked in New Mexico jail

Militia group 'commander' Larry Mitchell Hopkins attacked in New Mexico jailOfficials said they're investigating an assault on Larry Mitchell Hopkins that occurred Monday at the Doña Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces.



04/25/2019 - 05:46 AM

 

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fightAmerica's opioid epidemic, especially damaging in rural areas where Trump is popular, has been a focus for the Republican president. On Tuesday, the government charged drug distributor Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc and company executives for their role in fueling the epidemic.



04/24/2019 - 10:10 PM

 

Anzac Day 2019: How the Gallipoli battle helped forge Australia and New Zealand's national identities

Anzac Day 2019: How the Gallipoli battle helped forge Australia and New Zealand's national identitiesToday is Anzac Day, the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, with events taking place across the globe to honour those who served in war. Recognised annually on April 25, the day marks the anniversary of the first significant military action fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers during the First World War. On this date in 1915, the troops, who quickly became known as the Anzacs, landed in Turkey, joining the allied expedition that planned to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. Since the date was officially named Anzac Day in 1916, remembrance services have taken place to celebrate the bravery of those who fought in Gallipoli, with memorial events now held to honour all those who served and died in conflicts. From the history of events that took place on April 25 to today's worldwide commemorations, here is the story of Anzac Day. What does 'Anzac' stand for? The term 'Anzac' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The group of soldiers formed in Egypt, in December 1914 and were commanded by General William Birdwood, comprising of troops from the First Australian Imperial Force and First New Zealand Expeditionary Force.  The Anzacs are most well known for operating in the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, but they also briefly reestablished in 1941, serving in the Battle of Greece during the Second World War. Australian infantrymen being landed at Gallipoli in 1915 Credit: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images The Gallipoli campaign On April 25, 1915, the Anzacs joined the British Empire and French troops at Gallipoli, Turkey, landing at what is now known as Anzac Cove.  As well as their plans to capture the Gallipoli peninsula and open the Dardanelles to the allied navies, the troops set out to capture Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire - which is now known as Istanbul.  Upon arrival, the Anzacs were met with the Ottoman Turkish defenders and faced a challenging battle in the subsequent eight months. By the end of 1915, the military objectives were not successfully met and more than 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed.  Gallipoli The impact and significance of Anzac Day While the eight month campaign resulted in tragedy and the troops failed to capture the Gallipoli peninsula, the sacrifices the Anzacs made left a profound effect on those back home and became a source of national pride in Australia and New Zealand.  The "Anzac legend" soon forged a significant part of both countries' identities and in 1916, the first commemorations were held on April 25, with several ceremonies across Australia, a sports day in the Australian camp in Egypt and a march attended by 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops in London.  Patriotic parades continued to be held on April 25 throughout the following years and in 1923, Anzac Day was established as a public holiday in Australia. By 1927, every state held a form of commemoration.  In the 1930s, dawn vigils, memorial services and games of two-up became annual traditions to honour the Anzacs, many of which continue to play an important role in modern day commemorations. In later years, April 25 evolved as a day to recognise the Australians and New Zealanders who died in the Second World War and since 1942, Anzac Day has been honoured at the Australian War Memorial.  Nowadays, Anzac Day is a national occasion to remember everyone who served and died in all wars and peacekeeping action.  Today's commemorations As part of the commemorations, Anzac Day typically begins with memorial services held at dawn, to mark the soldiers' original time of landing in Gallipoli, Turkey. Members of the Albert Battery shoot a volley of fire during the Anzac dawn service at Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club in Australia Credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images Thought to have increased in Australia following the events of 1915, the dawn services were previously restricted to veterans and would tend to include a single bugler playing the 'Last Post', followed by two minutes of silence. In recent years, families of veterans and members of the public have also attended the dawn services and the events now often include hymns, prayers and the recital of the 'For the Fallen' poem. While they are held in both Australia and New Zealand annually on April 25, other countries around the world including France and the UK also hold their own dawn services. Other ceremonies later take place at war memorials on the day, where wreaths are laid to reflect on those who fought and lost their lives. Prince Harry attends the Anzac Day commemorations in London with New Zealand's High Commissioner to the UK, Jerry Mateparaeat and Australia's High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters Ex-servicemen and women also join city marches to remember those who served in conflicts while rosemary is traditionally worn on April 25, because it was found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsula. Two-up Two-up is a gambling game originating from Australia, where two coins are tossed into the air and players make a bet on whether they will land on heads or tails.  It was often played by Australian troops throughout the First World War but its popularity later declined in the 1950s, due to other gambling developments such as poker machines. Now Anzac Day is the only day of the year where people can legally play two-up in all Australian states, with games taking place in Returned Servicemen's League clubs. Anzac biscuits Anzac biscuits, a sweet treat made from rolled oats, were frequently sent to soldiers during the First World War. Previously known as soldiers' biscuits, wives and women's groups would send them to troops abroad because they retained a high nutritional value and remained edible, without refrigeration, during transportation. Anzac biscuits became a common part of the soldiers' diets in Gallipoli and today, they are one of the few commercial products legally produced using the term 'Anzac'.



04/25/2019 - 11:29 AM

 

Agents find 3-year-old migrant boy alone near Texas border

Agents find 3-year-old migrant boy alone near Texas borderMCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said.



04/24/2019 - 02:00 PM

 

Elizabeth Warren assures She the People forum that America is ready for woman president

Elizabeth Warren assures She the People forum that America is ready for woman presidentThe senator from Massachusetts delivers a strong performance at a gathering organized by women of color activists.



04/24/2019 - 06:42 PM

 

Kill a 'Raptor': How to Shoot Down an F-22 Stealth Fighter

Kill a 'Raptor': How to Shoot Down an F-22 Stealth FighterThe Chinese—like the Russians—have formidable electronic attack capabilities including DRFM jammers.The U.S. Air Force has as a tiny fleet of 186 Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters. That’s all that survived out of 187 production aircraft (195 jets if developmental airframes are included) that were built out of the 750 that were originally planned. Of those 186 remaining Raptors, only 123 are “combat-coded” aircraft with another twenty that are classified as backup aircraft inventory machines. The rest are test and training assets.But even if 186 aircraft remain in the Air Force’s inventory—not all of those fighters are operational. At least two—possibly more—jets are not currently flyable. One test aircraft—tail 91-4006—at Edward Air Force Base (AFB) in California has avionics that are so old; it’s not worth bothering to fly it anymore. Another aircraft—02-4037—was badly damaged in a belly landing at Tyndall AFB, Fla. It’s going to take at least four years and $98 million to repair the damage. The Air Force has also had trouble with repairing other F-22s due to snafus with retrieving improperly stored production tooling for the jet.This first appeared in October 2015.



04/25/2019 - 09:00 PM

 

'I smiled in the face of bigotry': A woman's response to anti-Islam protesters goes viral

'I smiled in the face of bigotry': A woman's response to anti-Islam protesters goes viralA group of anti-Islam protesters gathered at a conference in Washington, D.C. One woman's reaction: 'I smiled in the face of bigotry.'



04/25/2019 - 10:00 AM

 

Pete Buttigieg faces backlash for saying people in prison should not be allowed to vote

Pete Buttigieg faces backlash for saying people in prison should not be allowed to voteDemocratic frontrunners are facing scrutiny for their stance on voting rights for incarcerated felons - after Bernie Sanders said he supports voting rights 'even for terrible people'.In one of five CNN town halls that aired Tuesday night, Senator Sanders was asked by a Harvard student specifically on whether those currently serving a prison sentence should be allowed to vote."This is a democracy and we have got to expand that democracy,” the Vermont senator said, “and I believe every single person does have the right to vote.”Vermont is one of two states, the other being Maine, where incarcerated felons have always retained their right to vote. In Sanders’s adopted state, voters must be citizens of Vermont and register at their previous home address, preventing prisons from becoming voting blocs. A 2018 report from NBC on the practice claimed that it’s had a “profound” effect on prisoners re-entering free society. As of 2018, neither states tracks the number of votes from prison.Still, allowing prisoners to vote became an unexpected, and hotly contested, issue. Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren both told audiences that they’d like to have a “conversation” about that practice. Each added that restoring voting rights for felons after they leave prison remains important to them. Meanwhile, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg came out strongly against the notion."You lose your freedom and I think during that freedom it does not make sense to have an exception for it the right to vote," Buttigieg said.His response was mostly met with applause in the town hall, but a swift response from viewers at home criticised the Midwestern mayor for his unwavering stance."I’ve been working in prisons for five years now & there is not a single person in there who doesn’t deserve the right to vote," wrote author and Harvard PhD candidate Clint Smith on Twitter. "To suggest otherwise is to have a myopic, regressive view of who & is not deserving of citizenship.""Buttigieg said that it was a matter of punishment," wrote organiser and photographer Kelly Hayes in the midst of a Twitter thread responding to the mayor's position. "But if to punish a human being, you must remove their ability to have any voice in what happens to them in the largest of matters, in addition to the smallest of matters, that's not mere punishment. That's utter dehumanisation."Others pointed out hat at least one member of the town hall audience seemed perplexed by the mayor's statement. “What's the reason NOT to let incarcerated people vote?” wrote Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti ‏in a tweet Wednesday morning. “Shouldn't the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?”Senator Amy Klobuchar, who also had a town hall on CNN Tuesday night, was not asked about her stance on the matter.



04/24/2019 - 11:16 AM

 

Deutsche Bank handing over Trump loan documents: source

Deutsche Bank handing over Trump loan documents: sourceDeutsche Bank has begun to provide documents on financing for some of President Donald Trump's projects to New York State authorities, a source familiar with the matter told AFP on Wednesday. In mid-March, New York Attorney General Letitia James subpoenaed the German bank, demanding records related to loans and lines of credit granted to the Trump Organization. The money was intended to finance projects such as Trump hotels in Washington, DC, Miami and Chicago, another source told AFP last month on the condition of anonymity.



04/24/2019 - 04:44 PM

 

Judge Slams Kim Foxx For Double Standard in Smollett Case: ‘Your Office Created This Mess’

Judge Slams Kim Foxx For Double Standard in Smollett Case: ‘Your Office Created This Mess’A Cook County judge recently castigated State's Attorney Kim Foxx for upholding a double standard by prosecuting an anonymous woman for filing a false police report after dropping all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who was indicted for the same offense.Smollett was indicted by a grand jury on sixteen charges earlier this year following an extensive investigation that yielded substantial evidence that he paid two associates to attack him in the middle of the night in order to elevate his public profile.Foxx's office then dropped all charges without requiring that Smollett admit guilt, despite the strenuous objections of the Chicago Police Department and the mayor's office. Foxx's office, in explaining the decision, cited Smollett's record of community service and the fact that no one was physically harmed in the commission of his alleged crime.Cook County judge Marc Martin, while presiding over an unrelated case, chastised Foxx and her office for creating an untenable situation in which anyone charged with filing a false police report should expect to be granted the leniency afforded to Smollett.“Well, Ms. Clark is not a movie star, she doesn't have a high-price lawyer, although, her lawyer's very good. And this smells, big time. I didn't create this mess, your office created this mess. And your explanation is unsatisfactory to this court. She's being treated differently,” Martin said to Foxx during a recent court proceeding, according to a transcript obtained by a local Fox affiliate.“There's no publicity on this case. She doesn't have Mark Geragos as her lawyer or Ron Safer or Judge Brown,” Martin continued. “It's not right. And [if] I proceed in this matter, you're just digging yourselves further in a hole. [If the] press gets a hold of this, it'll be in a newspaper. Why is Ms. Clark being treated differently than Mr. Smollett?”> Smollett double standard? Cook Co. Judge Marc Martin rips Kim Foxx’s office for its handling of false police report case involving suburban woman. Wonders why they’re not giving her same consideration they gave ⁦@JussieSmollett⁩. Exclusive story tonight ⁦@fox32news⁩ pic.twitter.com/e75GipLRo5> > -- Dane Placko FOX 32 (@dsplacko) April 24, 2019Foxx recused herself from the Smollett case in February but continued to oversee the investigation through her correspondence with her assistant, Joseph Magats. In a series of text messages sent in early March and obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Foxx cautions Magats against appearing overzealous in their prosecution of Smollett.“Sooo……I’m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases…16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A,” Foxx wrote to Magats on March 8.“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16. On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think it’s indicative of something we should be looking at generally. Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should,” she added, referring to the case of disgraced pop singer R. Kelly.Smollett continues to maintain his innocence and has said he is considering suing the Chicago police for damages. The fate of Smollett's tenure on the hit show Empire remains unclear, but his co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are demanding that he appear on the show's next season.“Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of Empire,” the show's top cast said in a statement released this week.



04/25/2019 - 12:12 PM

 

Could the inspector general's FISA probe derail Democrats' impeachment plans?

Could the inspector general's FISA probe derail Democrats' impeachment plans?Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Sol Wisenberg expects a hard-hitting report from Michael Horowitz.



04/25/2019 - 08:02 AM

 

In-Depth Photos of Our Long-Term 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo

In-Depth Photos of Our Long-Term 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo



04/24/2019 - 03:04 PM

 

Russia offers Ukrainians in conflict zones quick citizenship

Russia offers Ukrainians in conflict zones quick citizenshipMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite citizenship applications from Ukrainians who live in parts of Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists, a move that could hold back a peace process to end years of bloodshed.



04/24/2019 - 12:09 PM

 

Over 1,000 migrants break out of southern Mexico detention center

Over 1,000 migrants break out of southern Mexico detention centerMore than a thousand migrants broke out of a detention center in southern Mexico on Thursday evening, authorities said, in a fresh sign of how a surge in arrivals has stretched the country's resources to the limit. More than half of the roughly 1,300 migrants later returned to the Siglo XXI facility in the border city of Tapachula in Chiapas state, but about 600 are still unaccounted for, the National Migration Institute said in a statement. Migrants from Cuba, who make up the majority of the people being held at the center, were largely behind the breakout, the institute added.



04/26/2019 - 12:28 AM

 

Jenna Bush Hager reveals she had suffered an ectopic pregnancy: It was 'very isolating'

Jenna Bush Hager reveals she had suffered an ectopic pregnancy: It was 'very isolating'Jenna Bush Hager is overjoyed to be expecting her third child, but says she's all too familiar with the "pain" that comes with pregnancy complications.



04/25/2019 - 10:52 AM

 

13-year-old Houston girl dies after fight at middle school

13-year-old Houston girl dies after fight at middle schoolA 13-year-old girl who was placed on life support after being attacked bythree other girls has died, according to ABC 13



04/24/2019 - 02:14 PM

 

US STOCKS-Nasdaq eyes record high after strong tech earnings; 3M results hit Dow

US STOCKS-Nasdaq eyes record high after strong tech earnings; 3M results hit DowThe tech-heavy Nasdaq index was on course to open at a record high on Thursday after strong results from Facebook and Microsoft, while a slump in shares of industrial conglomerate 3M weighed on Dow futures. 3M Co shares tumbled 8% in premarket trading after the company reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, cut its 2019 earnings forecast and said it would lay off 2,000 workers globally.



04/25/2019 - 09:07 AM

 

Trump's Iran Moves Threaten to Take Dangerous Turn, Zarif Warns

Trump's Iran Moves Threaten to Take Dangerous Turn, Zarif WarnsSpeaking two days after the U.S. said it will let waivers to a handful of governments still importing Iranian oil expire, exposing them to sanctions, Zarif said Wednesday that he thinks that Trump wants to force Tehran to the negotiating table but is being pushed toward a potential military conflict by some of his advisers and regional allies -- a “B Team” of officials that he said includes the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and National Security Advisor John Bolton. “President Trump’s aim is to bring us to our knees and talk,” Zarif said at the Asia Society in New York.



04/24/2019 - 11:08 AM

 

#FeelingCute challenge: Texas prison guards fired after probe into 'inappropriate' posts

#FeelingCute challenge: Texas prison guards fired after probe into 'inappropriate' postsThe trend often involves uniformed workers posting selfies coupled with captions joking about what their work day may entail.



04/24/2019 - 09:55 PM

 

Russian DNA: How the F-35 Was Partly Inspired By This Old Russian Fighter

Russian DNA: How the F-35 Was Partly Inspired By This Old Russian FighterThe Yak-141 Freestyle may not technically count as a predecessor to the F-35, but the JSF does seem to have at least some Russian DNA floating around its engine design — and as the F-35 came to fruition in the United States, the Yak-141 Freestyle died a quiet death in Russia. However, if a resurgent Russian defense industry chooses to move forward with a carrier-based VTOL aircraft, at least one Russian legislator has called for the Yak-141 to be revived, most likely with a stealthier new look for a new Cold War.For all the yelling and shouting over the Department of Defense’s much-maligned F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, there’s an unusual, often overlooked footnote in the trillion-dollar project’s history: its origins as an experimental Soviet fighter that only fell into Lockheed Martin’s lap because a desperate Russian aerospace company needed some cold, hard cash.Before the F-35, there was the Yak-141 ‘Freestyle’ multi-role vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter born during a tumultuous period in Russian military history. Though the Yak-141’s first flight in 1987 was a revolutionary contribution to the development of VTOL systems, the hovering death bird was largely developed as the Soviet Union came apart at the seams, and the newly-broke Russian military was in no position to continue development of the new aircraft after the Berlin Wall.(This first appeared in 2018.)



04/25/2019 - 08:30 PM

 

Hannity: Clintons colluded with the Russians

Hannity: Clintons colluded with the RussiansCould the Mueller report contain redacted claims that Russia taped Bill Clinton having phone sex with Monica Lewinsky?



04/24/2019 - 09:48 PM

 

Sri Lanka's Muslims hold subdued prayers amid tight security

Sri Lanka's Muslims hold subdued prayers amid tight securityArmed police and sniffer dogs guarded mosques in Sri Lanka as Muslims trickled to Friday prayers, with many staying away over fears of revenge attacks after the island's Easter suicide blasts. Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka's Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears. Other Muslims have expressed fears that they could be targeted by Islamist hardliners, after the community's religious leadership said the attackers would not be buried at mosques in the country.



04/26/2019 - 07:14 AM

 

O'Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

O'Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal landRENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change.



04/25/2019 - 10:00 PM

 

U.S. adds another Chinese e-commerce site to 'notorious' list for IP protection

U.S. adds another Chinese e-commerce site to 'notorious' list for IP protectionThe U.S. Trade Representative said on Thursday it has added Pinduoduo.com, China's third-largest e-commerce platform, to its "notorious markets" list for a proliferation of counterfeit products, as the agency also called out China as a priority to watch for intellectual property rights concerns. In its annual review of trading partners' protection of intellectual properties rights and so-called "notorious markets," the U.S. Trade Representative said 36 countries warranted additional bilateral engagement over these issues. The agency kept China on the list and lifted Saudi Arabia up as a priority.



04/25/2019 - 11:00 AM

 

This 1965 Superformance Shelby Cobra Will Break All The Necks

This 1965 Superformance Shelby Cobra Will Break All The NecksThis may be a replica, but it’s the only one licensed by Shelby. This 1965 Superformance Shelby Cobra has the sleek, instantly recognizable looks of the original Shelby Cobra, making it a standout in a sea of cool cars.



04/24/2019 - 02:50 PM

 

Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south Mexico

Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south MexicoTAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border Thursday in the largest mass escape in recent memory.



04/26/2019 - 01:44 AM

 

The Best Affordable Performance Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

The Best Affordable Performance Cars, Trucks, and SUVs



04/26/2019 - 09:56 AM

 

President Donald Trump on Joe Biden's 2020 run: 'He's not the brightest lightbulb in the group'

President Donald Trump on Joe Biden's 2020 run: 'He's not the brightest lightbulb in the group'President Trump called the former vice president "Sleepy Joe," before adding, "If you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!"



04/25/2019 - 10:05 PM

 

The U.S. Navy Wants Frigates That Can Pack a Punch

The U.S. Navy Wants Frigates That Can Pack a PunchThe Navy soon could select a shipyard to build the new class of frigate starting in 2020.The U.S. Navy might tweak its force-structure goals in order to boost the number of frigates.That's what Vice Adm. Bill Merz, the deputy chief of naval operations, told a House of Representatives subcommittee on March 27, 2019. "We’re expecting a pretty hard look at the mix of ships this year," Merz said, according to USNI News.In rewriting the force-structure plan to include more small surface combatants, the Navy could signal its intention to acquire larger numbers of smaller ships at the expense of bigger ships.This first appeared in earlier in April 2019.The idea would be to distribute U.S. naval power across a greater number of less-expensive vessels, reversing a decades-long trend toward larger, and fewer U.S. warships."We know we are heavy on large surface combatants, and we’d like to adjust that to a more appropriate mix, especially with the lethality we’re seeing coming along with the frigate," Merz said.



04/25/2019 - 12:00 AM

 

Former Texas tennis coach pleads guilty in court in college admissions scandal

Former Texas tennis coach pleads guilty in court in college admissions scandalMichael Center, a former tennis coach at the University of Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal.



04/25/2019 - 09:44 AM

 

N.Korea's Kim to Putin: US acted in 'bad faith' at Hanoi talks

N.Korea's Kim to Putin: US acted in 'bad faith' at Hanoi talksNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused the US of acting in "bad faith" at his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Pyongyang's state media said Friday after he secured Moscow's backing in his standoff with Donald Trump. Kim and Putin met Thursday in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok for their first summit -- squarely aimed at countering US influence with Pyongyang and Washington deadlocked over the North's nuclear arsenal.



04/26/2019 - 01:12 AM

 

Explainer: Congress no longer runs a jail, so just how powerful are its subpoenas?

Explainer: Congress no longer runs a jail, so just how powerful are its subpoenas?"We're fighting all the subpoenas," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. In another display of his disregard for Washington norms, Trump is defying subpoenas issued by Democrats in the House of Representatives, who have launched numerous investigations of him, his businesses, family and administration. Here is how the congressional subpoena, contempt and enforcement process works.



04/24/2019 - 04:40 PM

 

UPDATE 3-Visa profit jumps, lower cross-border volume weighs on shares

UPDATE 3-Visa profit jumps, lower cross-border volume weighs on sharesVisa Inc reported higher expenses and lower spending by people using its cards abroad on Wednesday even as increased overall consumer spending drove quarterly profit 14 percent higher. Shares of the company were trading lower after the bell as investors worried over a slide in cross-border volume growth, which measures the value of transactions made on a Visa card outside a customer's home country. The company and its rival Mastercard had recently come under fire for charging high fees on tourist cards in the European Union.



04/24/2019 - 04:22 PM

 

Verizon opens Galaxy S10 5G preorders as it announces 20 future 5G markets

Verizon opens Galaxy S10 5G preorders as it announces 20 future 5G marketsThe fourth Galaxy S10 phone -- you know, the one with beastly specs that you couldn't order when the Galaxy S10 series went on sale a few weeks ago -- is finally here. Well, it's sort of finally here, because Verizon is only taking Galaxy S10 5G preorders at this time. You'll have to wait a bit longer before you actually receive Samsung's most powerful smartphone ever, but at least you can place your order and have one on launch day. Before you do, make sure that your market has 5G coverage, or will at least get it sometime soon -- Verizon just announced 20 markets where you'll soon find a 5G signal.Verizon said in a press release that the following 20 US cities will get 5G Ultra Wideband service this year, without specifying more precise launch dates:> Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.The carrier also announced that Galaxy S10 5G preorders kick off on Thursday, with the phone launching in stores next month on May 16th. Of note, the phone was released in Korea a few weeks ago, where it experienced several network-related connectivity issues during the first days of usage.The 256GB model will retail for $1,299.99, or $54.16 per month for 24 months. The 512GB Galaxy S10 5G costs $100 more, or $4.17 extra each month. Verizon also announced that new and existing customers can shave off $450 off of the price by trading-in an eligible smartphone, although the discounts will be applied as monthly bill credits.Switching to Verizon and purchasing the S10 5G on a device payment plan coupled with a Verizon Unlimited subscription, meanwhile, will also get you a $200 prepaid MasterCard card.Finally, all buyers who preorder the phone will get a free "VIP Kit" that includes Samsung's new Galaxy Buds true wireless earphones, and a Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack. On top of that, for a limited time, buyers will get 5G access for free when buying the phone with one of the carrier's Above and Beyond Unlimited Plans. Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband access will otherwise cost an additional $10 per month.



04/25/2019 - 09:26 AM

 

Southwest CEO 'not happy' about Max crisis but backs Boeing

Southwest CEO 'not happy' about Max crisis but backs BoeingDALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights.



04/25/2019 - 05:14 PM

 

Colorado Woman Wants Law Changed After Son Dies Following Treatment by Doctor Who Was Allegedly High

Colorado Woman Wants Law Changed After Son Dies Following Treatment by Doctor Who Was Allegedly HighA Denver woman whose 10-year-old son died minutes after an emergency room visit is making a heartfelt plea to state legislators regarding doctor transparency.



04/25/2019 - 07:47 PM

 

High crimes, misdemeanors are impeachable and hard to define

High crimes, misdemeanors are impeachable and hard to defineWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday promising to fight any effort by House Democrats to impeach him for, in the Constitution's vague words, "high crimes and misdemeanors." Trump said that "not only are there no 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors,' there are no Crimes by me at all."



04/24/2019 - 06:10 PM

 

Chevrolet Prepares for C8 Corvette Production by Adding Workers at Bowling Green Factory

Chevrolet Prepares for C8 Corvette Production by Adding Workers at Bowling Green FactoryGM is adding more than 400 jobs and a second shift in preparation for the next-gen Corvette.



04/25/2019 - 03:42 PM

 

Grassed up: Facebook leads Myanmar police to weed-growing Americans

Grassed up: Facebook leads Myanmar police to weed-growing AmericansMyanmar police have arrested one American and two locals after photos on Facebook led them to a huge plantation of towering marijuana plants near Mandalay. Pictures of the fields of weed started circulating on the platform last week -- a rare sight online in a country where police photos of seized heroin and methamphetamine are far more common. Police raided the 20-acre site in Ngunzun township Monday to find nearly 350,000 marijuana plants -- some up to two metres tall -- 380 kilograms of seeds and 270 kilograms of marijuana, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) announced Wednesday.



04/25/2019 - 02:57 AM

 

2020 Democrats pressed for detailed policies and priorities by women of color

2020 Democrats pressed for detailed policies and priorities by women of colorIn front of a lively crowd, presidential hopefuls focused on housing and health care, criminal justice, voting rights, and climate change.



04/25/2019 - 08:07 AM

 

Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'

Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'Russia's move is an early test for the Ukrainian president-elect, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election and has pledged to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. Zelenskiy said Putin's action showed Russia was waging war in Ukraine and brought the two sides no closer to peace. Outgoing President Petro Poroshenko said Russia might try to annex the Donbass region.



04/24/2019 - 08:26 PM

 

Baking this barbecue brisket makes it deliciously tender

Baking this barbecue brisket makes it deliciously tenderWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy yournever-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for theat-home foodie



04/25/2019 - 11:18 AM

 

Ford Invests Half a Billion in Electric Truck and SUV Start-Up

Ford Invests Half a Billion in Electric Truck and SUV Start-UpRivian has been in the works for a decade. Ford might hopes to give it a final push.



04/24/2019 - 01:10 PM

 

Flying Southwest to Hawaii: Coconut rum, snack packs and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

Flying Southwest to Hawaii: Coconut rum, snack packs and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'USA TODAY flew to Hawaii on Southwest Airlines and back on Hawaiian Airlines to compare the experience.



04/24/2019 - 11:12 AM

 

6 Things You Should Know About Groupon

6 Things You Should Know About GrouponAt a time when many Americans were feeling the financial pain of the Great Recession, Groupon promised deeply discounted limited-time offers on everything from fine dining to car detailing. Founded in 2008, the daily deals website had a legion of devoted followers. Laura Jones of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was one of those fans.



04/25/2019 - 01:27 PM

 

Trump denies he told the White House counsel to fire Mueller

Trump denies he told the White House counsel to fire MuellerPresident Trump on Thursday claimed that he never told former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, directly contradicting what Mueller said in his report.



04/25/2019 - 10:42 AM

 

Don't Throw A Memorial Day BBQ Without These Recipes

Don't Throw A Memorial Day BBQ Without These Recipes



04/24/2019 - 05:33 PM

 

Police: Sketch of suspect in 2 girls' killings more accurate

Police: Sketch of suspect in 2 girls' killings more accurateDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A newly released sketch of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers in 2017 "more accurately represents" the man believed to be their killer than a sketch released months after the girls were slain, state police said Wednesday.



04/24/2019 - 04:58 PM

 

 

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