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Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship question
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:59:27 -0500

Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship questionDemocrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information. Representative Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters that she is re-introducing her bill, which was ignored by Republicans in 2017-2018 when they controlled the House of Representatives.


Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:51:04 -0500

Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in MoscowMOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was arrested immediately upon her arrival in Moscow on Thursday following deportation from Thailand.


Powerful California storms prompt flooding, mudslides and avalanches warnings
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:04:24 -0500

Powerful California storms prompt flooding, mudslides and avalanches warningsAmid a relentless series of storms, a powerful storm has been wreaking havoc in California from Wednesday into Thursday, further raising concerns of flooding, mudslides and avalanches.


Ford protects crown jewels in its careful alliance with Volkswagen
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:48:56 -0500

Ford protects crown jewels in its careful alliance with VolkswagenFord and VW crafted a focused deal to work together on midsize pickups and commercial vans. Both companies could benefit.


Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarks
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:35:14 -0500

Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarksSteve King defiantly rejected what he described as an "unprecedented assault” on his freedom of speech while simultaneously supporting a resolution in Congress condemning his own racist remarks. The Iowa Republican — whose has a history of controversial rhetoric — sparked a backlash after an interview with the New York Times was published last week in which the congressman appeared to lament why language like white nationalist and white supremacist had "become offensive". Mr King took to the House floor to seemingly clarify his controversial statements before the vote.


Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing Maduro
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:11:08 -0500

Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing MaduroVenezuela's opposition-controlled but powerless National Assembly stepped up its battle with President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday by offering an amnesty to anyone from the military who joins it in disavowing the socialist leader. The "amnesty law" would extend also to civilian government officials who collaborate "in the restitution of constitutional order," parliament said. The row between the legislature and Maduro has intensified since the socialist leader was sworn in last week for a second term of office in the crisis-hit country, after he won snap elections in May that were boycotted by the opposition and dismissed by the United States, European Union and Organization of American States as a fraud.


Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:40:31 -0500

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: AnadoluTurkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court last year over alleged membership of an "armed terrorist group" after being contacted repeatedly by people close to Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu said on Tuesday prosecutors had sought the issue of a "red notice" for Kanter, an Interpol request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.


Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:30:40 -0500

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic SanctimonyRecognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched a Gillette ad campaign blanket-demonizing men as ogres and bullies. At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble.


Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to know
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:05:01 -0500

Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to knowWhen you're a frequent traveler, it's almost self-sabotage to not join some


See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:58:00 -0500

See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos


Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:12:56 -0500

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a WallRepresentatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Andy Harris of Maryland, both members of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the Border Bonds for America Act of 2019 -- a law that would allow Americans to buy such securities from the U.S. The money would be put in a trust fund and used just to build a wall along the nearly 2,000 mile (3,200 kilometer) border. The tactic echoes the Liberty Bond program, which appealed to Americans’ sense of patriotism to raise funds during World War I.


California storms kill at least 5 as flooding fears rise
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:54:02 -0500

California storms kill at least 5 as flooding fears riseSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy rain, snow and wind pummeled much of California Thursday, causing at least five deaths, leaving thousands without power and forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes.


Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:39:27 -0500

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in BaltimoreA data connectivity issue with Southwest Airlines phones and computer systems Tuesday resulted in delayed flights to and from BWI.


New migrant caravan travelling to US from Honduras adding to tensions over border
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:11:00 -0500

New migrant caravan travelling to US from Honduras adding to tensions over borderHonduran Deputy Foreign Minister Nelly Jerez said that between 800 and 1,000 people were travelling together and headed towards the Agua Caliente border crossing into Guatemala. Hundreds of Honduran refugees and migrants also left a bus station in the northern city of San Pedro Sula and moved along to join the caravan. The first groups to leave included many women and children who got onto buses destined for the Guatemalan border.


UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:55:57 -0500

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlockMay said she was "disappointed" by Corbyn's decision and stressed that "our door remains open". Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said his party would only participate if she were prepared to consider delaying Brexit, ruling out a "no deal" and the option of holding a second referendum. The prime minister is working to the tightest-possible deadline as Britain prepares to leave the bloc that for half a century defined its economic and political relations with the rest of the world.


In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:11:52 -0500

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 electionsMillions of people took part in the women's marches in Washington and other cities in the United States and abroad on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the Republican president was sworn in. Vanessa Wruble, a co-founder of the original Women's March on Washington who left to start March On, a separate grassroots coalition, said the movement has evolved from being a reaction to Trump's presidency. Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, is using its #WomensWave marches in Washington and elsewhere on Saturday to roll out a 10-part policy platform that includes raising the federal minimum wage and protecting reproductive rights.


White House hosts Democrats to discuss shutdown as Pelosi targets State of the Union
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:28:31 -0500

White House hosts Democrats to discuss shutdown as Pelosi targets State of the UnionPresident Trump and Democrats at impasse as shutdown continues; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.


Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:28 -0500

Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bidSears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer after presenting an improved offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said on Thursday, allowing it to keep its more than 400 stores running. Sears picked Lampert's hedge fund ESL Investments Inc as the winner at a bankruptcy court-supervised auction after his latest bid topped an earlier $5 billion proposal following weeks of talks. The deal would preserve up to 45,000 jobs and ESL would acquire substantially all of the company, including its "Go Forward Stores" on a going-concern basis, Sears said.


Shutdown is no time for celebratory State of the Union. No time is. Let's scrap it.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:42:11 -0500

Shutdown is no time for celebratory State of the Union. No time is. Let's scrap it.Pelosi was right to suggest that Trump delay or cancel the State of the Union address. In fact we should scrap it forever. It's an appalling spectacle.


Fortnite left players exposed to 'massive invasion of privacy'
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00:00 -0500

Fortnite left players exposed to 'massive invasion of privacy'Children playing Fortnite were exposed to a potential “massive invasion of privacy” thanks to an oversight in the game’s security, researchers have revealed.  The popular shooting game enjoyed by more than 80 million people around the world left users vulnerable to a flaw that if exploited, allowed hackers to steal virtual currency and read private conversations online. The bug was fixed in mid-December, according to researchers who shared their findings with Fortnite's developer, Epic Games. To take control, the researchers sent a message to their victim over social media including a malicious link.  Once clicked, the user’s Fortnite authentication token - code that confirms a user is logged in - could be captured by the attacker without the user entering their username or password.  “Fortnite is one of the most popular games played mainly by kids. These flaws provided the ability for a massive invasion of privacy,” said Oded Vanunu, head of products vulnerability research for Check Point, who found they were able to access target accounts.  Fortnite | Read more It comes as the police’s fraud arm warned that scammers are using the multiplayer Battle Royale-style game to trick young players into handing over their parents’ bank details.  Criminals are increasingly targeting children on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with adverts claiming to offer free "V-bucks", a currency used to buy extras like character outfits.  After clicking the link, victims can be asked questions about their account, which the perpetrator uses to log in, and steal credit or debit card details that are stored there. Fortnite fever has gripped the nation since it launched in July 2017, with parents growing concerned that their children have become "addicted" to the multiplayer title.  Users could protect themselves in future using  by turning on two-factor authentication which prompts the player to enter a security code sent to their email address upon logging in. Epic Games have been contacted for comment.



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