Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:52:21 -0400

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolvedIt marked a political victory for Trump. Mueller's 22-month investigation ended with a finding that no one in Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated with the Russian government," according to Barr's four-page summary of Mueller's confidential report.


'Hope that man never sleeps': Mom of black teen Antwon Rose slams white police officer's acquittal in son's killing
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:45:05 -0400

'Hope that man never sleeps': Mom of black teen Antwon Rose slams white police officer's acquittal in son's killingThe mother of an unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a white police officer vowed to keep fighting for justice after the officer's acquittal.


Israel strikes Gaza after border bombs
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:53:48 -0400

Israel strikes Gaza after border bombsIsraeli aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinians there threw explosive devices at the border fence during "riots", the army said. Also Sunday, the health ministry in Gaza announced the death of a Palestinian wounded previously in clashes with Israeli forces. Palestinians in Gaza had thrown a number of explosive devices toward the border fence with Israel, one of which set off air raid sirens in the south of the country late Saturday, the army said.


Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendum
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:27:47 -0400

Thousands of Brexit protesters flood the streets of London calling for new referendumAs the tire fire that is Theresa May's handling of Brexit continues to burn, a crowd pegged at around a million people flooded the streets of London on Saturday, protesting the disastrous policy and calling on a new referendum. SEE ALSO: John Oliver shares his thoughts on Brexit and we honestly don't know whether to laugh or cryWhile the option of a second referendum on Brexit was once seen as highly unlikely, there's now a semblance of hope for those backing the vote. Prime Minister May has bungled the process and is faced with a variety of dubious options, including a yet-again delayed exit or even a no-deal Brexit that would have serious ramifications.Dubbed "Put It To The People," Saturday's march saw around a million people participate, organizers said. The event also included a rally in front of Parliament. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those marching and he was scheduled to speak at the post-march rally. > And we're off! > > Here in London, thousands of people from across our city and country have come together with @peoplesvote_uk to send a clear message: > > Enough is enough - it's time to give the British public the final say on Brexit. PeoplesVote PutItToThePeople pic.twitter.com/wJzXF4UB6N> > -- Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 23, 2019The swarm of people in London was in direct contrast to the much smaller "March to Leave," a two-week trek of pro-leave protesters led by Nigel Farage, walking from Sunderland with the aim of arriving in London on Friday, March 29, the originally planned Brexit date. > Compare and contrast PutitothePeopleMarch pic.twitter.com/spc9sRNrxn> > -- Steve Lapsley (@stevelapsl) March 23, 2019In London, though, the streets were flooded with protesters holding quippy signs and marching in costume, all part of the growing movement to demand a new vote over leaving the EU. > Unicorn makes an entrancePutitothePeopleMarch > ⁦@sloumarsh⁩ pic.twitter.com/8dzJtPA8yi> > -- Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) March 23, 2019Even superheroes backed the second vote protest.Image: Getty ImagesOne of many, many clever signs seen in London during Saturday's protest.Image: Getty ImagesThe movement to remain in the EU got a big boost in visibility earlier in the week when an online petition calling for revoking Article 50, the law that outlines how countries can exit the EU, gained so many signatures (now at 4.4 million) that it crashed the government's petition website. Organizers pegged the crowd at just over a million participants.Image: Getty ImagesEven dogs joined the march.Image: Getty ImagesTo say the Brexit process has been a disaster is putting it mildly, as can be seen by the fact that Prime Minister May is the target of both aforementioned protests that take opposing sides. It's reflective of the infighting that's taken place in Parliament, leaving that body of government in a deadlock with no plan in place for an exit. Despite Saturday's enormous protest, odds of a second referendum are still long thanks to the hurdles that need to be cleared -- including approval from that deadlocked Parliament, a decision on what, exactly, the referendum would be a vote on, and negotiating a timetable on the vote. Madness is an understatement when it comes to the Brexit messImage: Getty ImagesLondon was flooded Saturday with protesters and their signs, calling on a new Brexit vote as Teresa May flirts with disaster.Image: Getty ImagesFor now, it's a wait-and-see situation for everyone. The EU has given May until April 12 to get a deal passed by Parliament. The protesters were not kind to May.Image: Getty ImagesFailure to get a deal done will mean either a no-deal Brexit or May will have to propose yet another alternative before that deadline. And, with that, yet another journey into the unknown for the UK.  WATCH: Google fined $1.7 Billion by European Union for handicapping competitors


UPDATE 2-U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:55:23 -0400

UPDATE 2-U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgradesCHICAGO/WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets headed to Boeing Co's factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upgrade on Saturday, as U.S. regulators prepared to receive and review the fixes in coming weeks. The factory visits indicated Boeing may be near completing a software patch for its newest 737 following a Lion Air crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia last October. This month, a second deadly crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines MAX in Addis Ababa triggered the fleet's worldwide grounding.


'Fuller House' cast after Lori Loughlin college scandal: 'A loving family sticks together'
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:06:34 -0400

'Fuller House' cast after Lori Loughlin college scandal: 'A loving family sticks together'"Fuller House" castmates say they're a family who "sticks together" after co-star Lori Loughlin was arrested for an alleged college bribery scandal.


The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:00:27 -0400

The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North KoreaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local):


Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher Pay
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:52:37 -0400

Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher PayThe California senator will tell the Texas Southern University College Democrats in Houston that she’d seek to fully close the pay gap for public school teachers in her first term as president, according to a campaign aide who wasn’t authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Harris’s campaign cited a study by the progressive-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that elementary, middle, and secondary public school teachers earn 11.1 percent less than similar college graduates, even after accounting for benefits, according to 2017 data. The candidate’s call comes amid a flurry of policy ideas from a large Democratic presidential field aimed at mitigating rising inequality and expanding the safety net.


IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for Millions
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:22:49 -0400

IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for MillionsThe IRS said Friday that because of changes and confusion caused by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it will penalize fewer taxpayers who didn't withhold enough federal taxes in 2018. Before the ru...


Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probe
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:19:42 -0400

Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probeThe U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsel's report, which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr. "I appreciate the Attorney General’s commitment to continue to review the record in this matter over the coming days, in conjunction with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller, with the goal of producing as much information as possible, consistent with the law. I look forward to reviewing that information," McConnell said in a statement.


Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attack
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:18:58 -0400

Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attackA man who allegedly stabbed a priest in front of his congregation live on television during mass at Canada's biggest church was charged Saturday with attempted murder and assault with a weapon. Vlad Cristian Eremia, 26, appeared briefly by video link in a Montreal court on Saturday afternoon, sporting a beard and wearing a checked shirt. The suspect is accused of attacking Claude Grou, the 77-year-old priest of St Joseph's Oratory in Montreal during morning mass on Friday.


Parent who paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal remains a mystery
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:04:08 -0400

Parent who paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal remains a mysteryAs the college admissions scandal unfolds, the identity of the parent who paid $6.5 million for their child or children to get into an elite college remains a mystery.


A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:30:00 -0400

A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in AfghanistanAmerica's top brass can no longer operate under the assumption that every problem is the responsibility of the U.S. military.


10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $12 Philips Hue bulbs, $16 headphones, Roomba sale, more
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:38:34 -0400

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $12 Philips Hue bulbs, $16 headphones, Roomba sale, moreWelcome to a special weekend edition of our daily deals roundups, where we scour the web to find the 10 best deals of the day. Highlight from today's list include the best fast wireless charging pad we've ever tested for only $13.29, a rare opportunity to score a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership digital code for just $44.99 instead of $60 (they're stackable so buy a few!), Philips Hue white A19 LED bulbs for only $12 a piece, the best-selling Wi-Fi range extender on Amazon for just $25, blazing-fast Samsung EVO 128GB microSD cards for $19.99, awesome $60 Anker true wireless earbuds on sale for $49.99, the best-selling Bluetooth earbuds on Amazon's entire site for just $15.99, Fire 7 tablets for only $34.99 if you're a Prime subscriber, a one-day sale on the excellent Roomba 640 robot vacuum, another one-day sale on a Hamilton Beach coffee maker that uses pods, and more. Check out all of Saturday's best deals below.


Robert Kraft Apologizes Amid Prostitution Scandal: 'I Have Extraordinary Respect for Women'
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:38:36 -0400

Robert Kraft Apologizes Amid Prostitution Scandal: 'I Have Extraordinary Respect for Women'The Patriots owner said he was 'truly sorry'


Mueller report: Trump’s campaign not found to have colluded with Russian government, Mueller says
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:03:00 -0400

Mueller report: Trump’s campaign not found to have colluded with Russian government, Mueller saysRobert Mueller has not established that collusion or conspiracy took place between the Trump campaign and Russia’s government, but the special counsel stopped short of deciding whether Donald Trump obstructed justice. Attorney general William Barr said in a letter to Congress that Mr Mueller and his team did not find that there was a direct link between Mr Trump’s campaign and the multiple strategies the Kremlin employed to influence the 2016 presidential election. “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or co-ordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” he quoted the report as saying.


Billionaire Tshuva May Herald Next Step in Israel-Egypt Ties
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:47:24 -0400

Billionaire Tshuva May Herald Next Step in Israel-Egypt TiesAcquiring a piece of either the Idku or Damietta facilities, operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Spain’s Union Fenosa SA, respectively, is among the various routes possible for the Egyptian deal, the company said in its annual report on Sunday. Should Delek pull off the purchase, it would be the strongest signal yet that Israel and Egypt are moving beyond security cooperation and toward deeper economic ties. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi didn’t even mention Israel when he celebrated a $15 billion deal in 2018 between the nations.


Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:09:18 -0400

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for monthsST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.


FOCUS-Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:00:00 -0400

FOCUS-Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan DisplayWhen Japan Display Inc broke ground on a new factory in central Japan in 2015, the future looked bright for one of the world's top vendors of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. The plant would strengthen the company's position as the primary screen supplier for Apple Inc as sales of the iPhone 6 soared. Four years later, Apple's shifting fortunes have brought Japan Display to its knees and threaten to end Japan's long run as a leader in display technology.


India's Jet grounds seven more planes amid shutdown fears
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:35:32 -0400

India's Jet grounds seven more planes amid shutdown fearsIndia's debt-laden Jet Airways has grounded seven more planes after failing to pay for its aircraft leases, heaping pressure on its founder as a ballooning crisis threatens its survival.



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