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Israel to withhold $138 mln from Palestinians over prisoner payments

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:15:09 -0500

Israel said its security cabinet on Sunday decided to withhold $138 million (122 million euros) in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to prisoners jailed for attacks on Israe....
'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:58:06 -0500

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — From a self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group has been knocked back to a speck of land on the countries' shared bor....
Amazon pays zero federal taxes for second year in succession despite doubling profits, says new report

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:49:00 -0500

Amazon has paid zero federal taxes for the second year in succession, despite a doubling of its profits, according to a new report. Although the tech giant founded by Jeff Bezos saw its profits grow ....
Chicago police pursue claims Jussie Smollett attack may have been faked

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:25:06 -0500

A police source tells USA TODAY that investigators are attempting to interview Jussie Smollett again about an attack on the "Empire" actor.....
U.K. Lawmakers Recommend Harsher Penalties For Tech Companies

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:01:00 -0500

Damian Collins, the policy maker who spearheaded the inquiry, called for Parliament to create new laws to help a proposed regulator oversee the industry, with fines for companies to be calculated base....
U.S. tells European Union to recognize Guaido as Venezuela president

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:35:46 -0500

The European Union must recognize Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido as the president of the South American country, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, pressing not just individual E....
Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman heads to Pakistan on Asian diplomatic offensive

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:10:33 -0500

Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman flew to Pakistan at the start of a three nation diplomatic tour designed to repair the kingdom's reputation and bolster ties with key regional allies....
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:12:43 -0500

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-po....
Here’s What’s Open and Closed on President’s Day 2019

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:23:49 -0500

Find out if banks, schools and the post office are open on President's day....
Iran launches 'cruise missile capable' submarine

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:35:18 -0500

Iran on Sunday launched a new locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles, state TV said, in the country's latest show of military might at a time of heightened tensions with the US. The....
'I didn't need to do this.' Critics say Trump quote undercuts national emergency for border wall

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:18:52 -0500

Thirty minutes into an off-the-cuff defense of his national emergency, President Trump made an admission that handed ammunition to his opponents.....
Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:36:08 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Saturday to encourage her supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resul....
US ‘tells India it respects its right to self-defence’ after cross-border militant attack kills 44 paramilitary police

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:35:00 -0500

The US has supported India’s right to “self defence” against cross-border terrorism after an attack claimed by Pakistan-based militants killed at least 44 police officers in the disputed territory of ....
North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:00:41 -0500

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 Febru....
Illinois factory gunman killed five victims after being fired

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:27:38 -0500

The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who had just been fired, and the plant manager and a young intern were among his victi....
Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:19:30 -0500

Nearly 90 percent of patients who received the combination therapy were still alive after 12 months compared with about 78 percent of patients who were alive after a year when treated with the older d....
More U.S. aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:26:24 -0500

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine are being stored amid uncertainty ove....
Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confession

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:51:00 -0500

A disgraced former US cardinal has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused a teenage boy and solicited sex during confession. The Vatican announced the defrocking ....
How the 'Block' 4 F-35 Stealth Fighter Could Become A Navy Killer (And Much More)

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:00:00 -0500

New weapon systems due to be integrated in the Block 4 that will significantly expand the F-35’s maritime strike, air-to-ground capabilities and air-to-air lethality.....
Watch Mike Pence gasp when no one claps at his terrible applause line

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:19:19 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence isn't a complicated man. He likes Chili's, using his personal AOL account for official government business, and gay conversion therapy. And so, when he addressed atte....
Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:08:35 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obsc....
President Donald Trump takes the wall campaign in a different direction

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:31:13 -0500

Trump is making the border wall sexy.....
Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:08:48 -0500

Iran's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador after Tehran accused Islamabad of harbouring a jihadist group behind a deadly suicide attack on security forces. "The Islamic Repub....
Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers with 'laser-sighted pistol' in Illinois

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:58:28 -0500

A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company opened fire with a laser-sighted pistol on Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was ....
How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:13 -0500

Here’s what to know about the upcoming February full moon, also known as the 'super snow moon'— and what the best time is to see it.....
Hong Kong economy stalls amid trade dispute: finance chief

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 04:31:15 -0500

Hong Kong's economy stalled last year as the ongoing China-US trade dispute and retail woes dragged down local business, the city's financial chief said Sunday. Beijing and Washington have already im....
Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:28:52 -0500

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out ....
More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:12:57 -0500

The shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared him....
U.S. Appeal for NATO Personnel in Syria Brushed Off by Spain

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:57:45 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence told reporters at the Munich Security Conference that the U.S. is asking NATO members and other partners to provide "the resources and the support and the personnel" required....
How many push-ups can you do? Study finds men who can do 40 have lower risk of heart disease

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:02:45 -0500

Active, middle-aged men who could do more than 40 push-ups in timed test had significantly lower risks for heart problems, according to a new study.....
Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:06:45 -0500

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges."....
Netanyahu's main rival in Israeli election voices agreement with him on Iran

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 06:38:56 -0500

Former general Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest challenger in an election scheduled for April, voiced support on Sunday for the right-wing leader's tough policy towar....
Potato rösti

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:00:00 -0500

This potato rösti is the perfect way to use up that last bit of cheese in the fridge.  SERVES Two INGREDIENTS 500g potatoes, ideally a nice waxy chip potato 1 small onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove....
NASA posts image of ghostly blue objects, deep in the cosmos

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:19:53 -0500

When a star is born, a chaotic light show ensues.  NASA's long-lived Hubble Space Telescope captured vivid bright clumps moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth. The space ....
Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:55:36 -0500

Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress. The redep....
Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:11:12 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for....
Irish backstop can't be changed for Brexit deal: Estonian president

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:38:35 -0500

There can be no changes to the Irish "backstop", an arrangement to avoid a hard border between European Union member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit, Estonian President Kersti ....
Man in prison confesses to 90 murders ranging from Los Angeles to Florida, even provides drawings of victims

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:34:15 -0500

A 78-year-old man in a Texas prison for murder has confessed to 90 killings all over the country and even provided authorities with portraits of some of his victims, according to the FBI.....
Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:29:48 -0500

A top adviser to Donald Trump said Sunday that the president's emergency declaration could allow "hundreds of miles" of barriers to be built on the Mexican border before the 2020 election. "You're lo....
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:45:36 -0500

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas M....
Iran rejects anti-Semitism allegation by Pence

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:15:13 -0500

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against it by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a "killin....
Victoria Beckham goes 'retro' at London Fashion Week show

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:55:15 -0500

Exaggerated collars, leopard print and a strong colour palette: British designer Victoria Beckham turned to "pinches of the '70s" as she showcased her latest collection Sunday at London Fashion Week. ....
Amazon pays no federal income tax for 2018, despite soaring profits, report says

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:53:52 -0500

Amazon's profits nearly doubled in 2018, but it paid no federal income tax, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says.....
Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:58:01 -0500

President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria's Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw it troops. The US is set t....
Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:05:45 -0500

CAIRO (AP) — Extremists attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday at dawn, causing 15 casualties among the armed forces including at least one officer shot dead,....
Germany's SPD climbs in polls after welfare rethink

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:24:20 -0500

Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) has hit its highest level in almost six months, a poll showed on Sunday, a week after the center-left party outlined new welfare plans aimed at winning bac....
Problem: The Stealth F-35 Lightning II Can't Handle Lightning

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:31:00 -0500

Is that an issue?....
Collusion: The Criminalization of Policy Disputes

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:30:04 -0500

What a weasel word “collusion” is.In Washington, Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, has now seen fit to pronounce that, after two years of investigation, the pane....
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:33:00 -0500

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manuf....
Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:29:04 -0500

Addressing the Munich Security Conference, Mohammad Javad Zarif, also criticized the U.S. administration after Vice President Mike Pence this week called on European powers to pullout of the nuclear d....