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  • US pro-Israel lobby sees partisan cracks

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    Powerful has long been the word used to describe America's pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, which for decades has helped assure nearly universal support in Washington for the Jewish state. The shift comes under the cloud of politics in Israel, whose right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is flying to Washington for AIPAC weeks before he faces elections.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:24:51 -0400
  • 'Hope that man never sleeps': Mom of black teen Antwon Rose slams white police officer's acquittal in son's killing

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    The 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.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:45:05 -0400
  • Correction: Southern Flood Threat story

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    In a story March 21 about the U.S. flooding outlook, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a weather forecaster. He is Kevin Low, not Lao.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:07:03 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela bank Bandes after Guaido aide's arrest

    The United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela's development bank Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide. The U.S. Treasury said it was slapping the sanctions on the Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de Venezuela, including its subsidiaries in Uruguay and Bolivia. "(President Nicolas) Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank ... as part of a desperate attempt to hold onto power," U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement announcing the action.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:05:03 -0400
  • IRS Loosens Tax Penalty for Millions

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    The 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...

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:22:49 -0400
  • Anti-Brexit Rally Draws 1 Million Protesters Demanding New Vote

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    An estimated 1 million anti-Brexit protesters rallied alongside leading politicians in central London on Saturday to demand a second referendum on the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union. Marchers clogged the streets of central London as they walked from Hyde Park to Parliament Square to hear from the opposition Labour Party mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and deputy Labour leader Tom Watson.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:00:47 -0400
  • FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

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    Potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:04:34 -0400
  • This dual wireless charging pad works with the iPhone and Apple Watch, and it’s only $30

    If you're an Apple fan and you're waiting for the AirPower to finally be released after more than a year and a half of waiting, we've got a message for you: don't. Sure it might actually launch soon, but it's going to be an overpriced waste of money. Instead, pick up a FACEVER 2 in 1 Qi Wireless Charging Pad on Amazon for $29.69 after you clip the 10% coupon on the Amazon page. It'll charge your Apple Watch and your iPhone or AirPods (in a wireless charging case) at the same time, and it won't cost anywhere near as much as the AirPower pad inevitably will.Here are the key details from the product page: * 2in1 Charger: Charges your Apple watch and iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS MAX, iPhone XR, iPhone 8 /8 Plus, or other qi-enabled devices at the same time. [ATTENTION]: Do not connect with original Apple adapter, must connect with 9V2A, 9V1.67A QC 2.0/QC 3.0 adapter or an adapter greater than 12Ws. And if your watch band has little bending, please press your watch down a little hard, until it is sucked by the magnetic charger, then it will charge well. * Compatible with: Apple iWatch series 4/3/2 only, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS MAX, iPhone XR, iPhone 8/8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus /S7 /S7 edge /S6 edge+ /Note 8 /Note 5, Nexus 5/6/7, and other qi-enabled devices. (Note: Not suitable for Apple iWatch series 1.) * Portable: Just place your qi-enabled wireless compatible device on the charger, and it will begin to charge. * Supports fast charge: Experience fast charge Apple 7.5W and Samsung 10W function with connect QC2.0 and QC3.0 chargers and attached QC standard protocol. (Note: Metal attachments or credit cards will interfere with charging.) * Safety: Certified by CE, FCC & RoHS to ensure your complete safety and reliability.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:09:15 -0400
  • The Latest: Flight attendant 'just so happy' to be free

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    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a flight attendant detained by U.S. immigration authorities (all times local):

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:29:36 -0400
  • May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade MPs to back the EU divorce deal, seeking to build bridges after lashing out at lawmakers for their indecision on Brexit. May wrote to all MPs on Friday to spell out the possible paths forward after European Union leaders granted a short delay to Britain's departure date at this week's EU summit. The premier faces daunting odds to persuade British lawmakers to support the plan -- something they have already overwhelmingly rejected twice -- by a new April 12 deadline agreed with the EU.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:59:31 -0400
  • How gun laws in a dozen countries compare to New Zealand's new ban on semi-automatic weapons

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    The approach to gun laws in each of the 12 countries varies widely depending on whether owning a gun is considered a right or a privilege.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:58:17 -0400
  • Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

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    Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the three-story-high levee wall in St. Joseph, about 55 miles (88 km) north of Kansas City, Missouri, sheriff's deputies rushed door-to-door urging residents to flee to higher ground.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:18:32 -0400
  • A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

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    America's top brass can no longer operate under the assumption that every problem is the responsibility of the U.S. military.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:30:00 -0400
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    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:33:58 -0400
  • Elections, Droughts and Mueller Report: Balance of Power Weekend Reads

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    In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in full campaign mode as his party seeks to retain control of the biggest cities, while in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just got a boost from President Donald Trump’s tweet on recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, ahead of polls on April 9. Read more about these ballots in this edition of Weekend Reads – as well as stories on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Africa’s water shortages and Britain’s unpredictable leader.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:02:11 -0400
  • Pope accepts abuse resignation of Chile cardinal Ezzati: Vatican

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    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, who had agreed to step down along with his country's bishops over sexual abuse cases and their cover-up, the Vatican said Saturday. Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the seventh senior Chilean church official to resign over a scandal which the pope insists must be remedied. To date, Ezzati, the Catholic Church's highest official in Chile, has maintained his right to silence although he has promised to cooperate with the investigation into his activities -- if the authorities first clear him, insisting he is innocent.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:42:56 -0400
  • Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 Steps

    Retirement security is the ability to live a comfortable retirement without the burden of financial stress. Early planning is the best way to ensure a financially secure retirement, but not everyone has the luxury of time to prepare. The financial decisions you make in the years approaching retirement will have a significant impact on your retirement security.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:47:19 -0400
  • Furniture flies across deck as stranded Norway ship Viking Sky rocks violently: VIDEO

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    One passenger joked that the cruise was "officially over" as furniture flew across the room and tiles fell from the ceiling.

    Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:14:44 -0400
  • 2020 Vision: Is Biden-Abrams the ticket for Democrats?

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    As the former vice president bides his time, current Democratic candidates stake out policy positions.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:15:50 -0400
  • JetBlue lawsuit claims pilots drugged three crew members and raped two

    A lawsuit claims that two JetBlue pilots drugged three crew members during a Puerto Rico layover, with one pilot allegedly raping two crew members.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:28:50 -0400
  • Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:29:04 -0400
  • Christchurch mosques reopen after attacks as New Zealand 'marches for love'

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    Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to walk in and pray for those who died. At the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 of the victims were killed by a suspected white supremacist, prayers resumed with armed police on site, but no graphic reminders of the mass shooting, New Zealand's worst. Aden Diriye, who lost his 3-year-old son, Mucad Ibrahim, in the attack, came back to the mosque with his friends. "I am very happy," he said after praying. "Allah is great to us. I was back as soon as we rebuilt, to pray." Most victims of the shooting, which New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern quickly denounced as a terrorist attack, were migrants or refugees and their deaths reverberated around the Islamic world. Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, who visited the Al Noor mosque, said the attack assailed human dignity. "This is a moment of deep anguish for all of us, all of humanity," he said. Police said they were reopening the nearby Linwood mosque, the second to be attacked during Friday prayers last week, as well. New Zealand has been under heightened security alert since the attack with Ardern moving quickly with a new tough law banning some of the guns used in the March 15 shooting.  Ashif Shaikh, who was in the Al Noor mosque on the day of the massacre in which two of his housemates were killed and who came back on Saturday, said he would not be deterred. "It is the place where we pray, where we meet, we'll be back, yeah," he said. A woman embraces a boy at the "March for Love"  Credit: Mark Baker/AP Earlier on Saturday, about 3,000 people walked through Christchurch in a "march for love" as the city seeks to heal from its tragedy. Carrying placards with signs such as "He wanted to divide us, he only made us stronger", "Muslims welcome, racists not", and "Kia Kaha" - Maori for 'stay strong', people walked mostly in silence or softly sang a Maori hymn of peace. "We feel like hate has brought a lot of darkness at times like this and love is the strongest cure to light the city out of that darkness," said Manaia Butler, 16, one of the student organisers of the march. New Zealand and Ardern have been widely praised for the outpouring of empathy and unity in response to the attacks. Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, thanked Ardern on Twitter late on Friday. He posted a photo of Dubai's Burj Khalifaworld, the world's tallest building, lit up with an enlarged image of Ardern embracing a woman and the Arabic word "salam" and the English translation "peace" above them. "Thank you @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world," he said on Twitter. New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks' martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world. pic.twitter.com/9LDvH0ybhD— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 22, 2019 Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's 4.8-million population, a 2013 census showed, most of whom were born overseas. On Friday, the Muslim call to prayer was broadcast nationwide on television and radio and about 20,000 people attended a prayer service in the park opposite Al Noor mosque in a show of solidarity. Many women have also donned headscarves to show their support. In Mecca, Islam's holiest site, a special prayer was held after the Friday sermon for the victims of the attack, according to the Saudi news website Sabq. Most of the dead were laid to rest at a mass burial in Christchurch on Friday, when 26 victims were interred. Others have been buried at private ceremonies, or repatriated to their home countries for funerals. Shahadat Hossain, whose brother Mojammel Haque was killed in the attack, told Reuters he would bring his body back to Bangladesh. "I don't know when our family will be able to come out of this grief," he said.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:17:27 -0400
  • Lakers G Ball fires family friend after $1.5M goes missing

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball said he no longer is working with a family friend after $1.5 million from Ball's personal and business bank accounts apparently remains missing. The second-year player told ESPN that the man, Alan Foster, "used his access to my business and personal finances to enrich himself. Foster owns 16.3 percent of the family's Big Baller Brand and also has managed the family companies.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:50:59 -0400
  • Top Democrat Sees ‘Cover-Up’ If Barr Denies Full Mueller Report

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    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said providing Congress with anything less would be equivalent to a “cover-up” and subvert the legislative branch of the government from holding the president accountable, a fight the party is willing to take to the nation’s highest court. “Once you say that a president can not be indictable no matter the evidence as a matter of law, to then follow the principle that you can’t then comment on the evidence or publicize it is to convert that into a cover-up,” Nadler told “Fox News Sunday,” one of three television appearances for the morning. “If that is the case, and they can’t hold him accountable, the only institution that can hold a president accountable is Congress, and Congress, therefore, needs the evidence and the information,” he said.

    Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:45:45 -0400
  • Some remains of Guatemala volcano victims unidentified: official

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    Guatemalan investigators have been unable to identify about 110 pieces of remains from victims of a volcanic eruption that killed 202 people and left 229 missing last June, a forensic official said Saturday. After months of testing, which included sending some samples abroad, about 110 remains cannot be identified, said the head of the National Forensic Sciences Office, Fanuel Garcia. "We have all of them and we are holding on to them, awaiting a time to carry out a collective burial," he said of the unidentified remains.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:28:32 -0400
  • Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner apologises over prostitution case

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    For the first time since he was charged last month with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, Florida, Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, commented publicly on the matter, apologising in vague terms. “I am truly sorry,” Kraft said in a statement released Saturday afternoon. Kraft continued by mentioning his wife of nearly 50 years, Myra Kraft, who died in 2011 of ovarian cancer.

    Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:14:07 -0400
  • Chick-fil-A banned from San Antonio airport with 6-4 council vote

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    'NO MOR CHIKIN': San Antonio City Council's 6-4 vote ousts fast food chain from airport over anti-LGBTQ donations.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:40:11 -0400
  • American Jews, caught between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, are lost in a wilderness

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    And where would American Jews turn then? The Jews he talks to are furious over Democrats’ inability to condemn Omar’s anti-Semitism. “The American Jewish community retains a very strong commitment to social justice.” “Frankly, I think they are anti-Jews.”

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:00:30 -0400
  • How do I file an extension on my taxes?

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    Most taxpayers have until April 15 to file their taxes. But you can file for a six-month extension if you need more time.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:01:09 -0400
  • California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:08:29 -0400
  • New Zealand broadcasts Muslim call to prayer on day of mourning for mosque shooting victims

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    At 1.32pm, exactly a week after a gunman began shooting people at two mosques in Christchurch, the nation of New Zealand observed a two-minute silence to remember the 50 victims.  Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old suspected white supremacist from Australia, had launched the attack to try to repel “invaders” from New Zealand, he wrote in a manifesto.  Yet, the nation came together on Friday to observe the Muslim call to prayer, which was sounded around the country — including on national radio and television — before ceremonies were attended by tens of thousands of people who paid tribute to the dead and heard calls for unity.  Addressing a crowd of thousands standing quietly at Hagley Park, near the Al Noor mosque where 42 people were killed, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, said: “New Zealand mourns with you. We are one.” Jacinda Ardern announced a swift national crackdown on guns Credit: REUTERS/Jorge Silva Imam Gamal Fouda, from the mosque, told the crowd: “We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken. We are alive, we are together, we are determined to not let anyone divide us.”  He added:  “To the people of New Zealand, thank you for your peace. Thank you for your haka. Thank you for your flowers. Thank you for your love and compassion.” Many women wore headscarves to demonstrate solidarity with the grieving community. Across New Zealand, small ceremonies and prayers were conducted at mosques, schools, cafes and offices.  New Zealand mosque massacre - In pictures The nation’s The Press newspaper carried a front page simply saying “Salam, peace” in English and Arabic, and The Dominion Post listed the names of the victims, alongside the words: “1.32pm — Today we remember”. Following the ceremony, mourners gathered at a cemetery to attend a burial service for 26 of the victims, including three-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest of the dead. Despite Islamic custom requiring speedy burials, the funerals had been delayed due to the painstaking effort by authorities to identify the victims.  The first to be buried on Friday was Naeem Rashid, a 50-year-old who died trying to tackle the gunman near the entrance of the Al Noor mosque. His 21-year-old son Talha Rashid was also killed. His wife, Ambreen Naeem Rashid, 44, told The Courier Mail of the murderer: “I feel really sorry for him. I feel sorry for all the people who hate in their hearts. They can never have satisfaction.” New Zealand’s terror alert level remains high, despite authorities being confident that the attack was conducted by a lone gunman. Fifty people were killed, and dozens were injured in Christchurch Credit: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images Ms Ardern has announced a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons and on the parts and ammunition used in the attack, ahead of a wider overhaul of gun laws over the coming weeks. She and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison have called for an international effort to force technology firms to prevent the spread of online hate speech. The gunman livestreamed his attack on Facebook, which, along with other sites such as YouTube and Twitter, has struggled to prevent the footage being republished online. About one per cent of New Zealand’s 4.8 million residents are Muslim. Imam Fouda said the attack “did not come overnight” and urged the global community to combat Islamophobia. “[The attack] was the result of the anti-Muslim rhetoric of some political leaders, media agencies and others,” he said. “The rise of white supremacy and right-wing extremism is a great global threat to mankind and this must end now.”

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:01:46 -0400
  • Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown

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    HP is seeking damages of around $5 billion from Lynch and his former colleague Sushovan Hussain, alleging that they inflated the value of Autonomy before selling the big data firm, whose software searches and organises unstructured information, such as telephone conversations. Autonomy was supposed to be the centrepiece of a plan to transform HP from a PC and printer maker into a software-focused enterprise services firm, a shift successfully undertaken by IBM in the previous two decades.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:46:37 -0400
  • Mali Dismisses Army Commanders After Deadly Attack on Villages

    “We have taken a series of strong measures,“ Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, told state-broadcaster ORTM on Sunday. The attack on three ethnic Fulani villages in Mali’s central Mopti region is the latest clash in an increasingly violent conflict fueled by Islamist extremism. At least 134 civilians were killed and another 55 were hurt, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Mali said in a statement on its website.

    Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:07:05 -0400
  • Economic gloom hits world stock markets

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    New York (AFP) - Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets on Friday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:10:09 -0400
  • Rumor: The Ford F-150 Raptor Is Getting the Mustang GT500's Supercharged V-8

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    Sources within Ford say that this 700-plus-hp super-Raptor will be a sendoff for the current-gen pickup.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:32:00 -0400
  • The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:34:07 -0400
  • Mueller files report with attorney general — with no details made public

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted a confidential report on the Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr late Friday afternoon. The Justice Department provided no details on Mueller’s findings or conclusions.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:21:32 -0400
  • Bumped for balance? How airplane weight can affect your flight

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    A flight affected by weight and balance priorities could involve moving you to another seat, bumping your baggage or even bumping you.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:00:04 -0400
  • India's Jet grounds seven more planes amid shutdown fears

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    India'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.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:35:32 -0400
  • The fight is not over, but Daesh no longer has land to call their own

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    On Saturday we marked a turning point in our fight against the Daesh fanatics with the liberation of the last vestiges of land held under their brutal rule. At one point these barbaric extremists controlled territory roughly the size of the United Kingdom and had advanced to within a few miles of the gates of Baghdad. But in the last few days they have been rooted out of their last enclave along the Euphrates and their so-called caliphate destroyed. I pay tribute to all our Armed Forces and allies who have helped fight Daesh. They have hunted down this nihilistic death-cult night and day. Our RAF Tornados, Typhoons, and Reaper have struck almost 2,000 times – eliminating terrorists, overwhelming their headquarters and cutting off their supplies. It is fitting that Tornado is ending its illustrious career with this achievement. There is the work of others which should not go unrecognised. The crews who tirelessly flew our Reaper drones. Last month I announced they will now receive the Operation Shader medal, without clasp. This is the first time our Reaper crews have received such recognition. Our troops on the ground have – as part of the Coalition – also helped train some 90,000 Iraqis in everything from bridge-building to defusing bombs. We also pay tribute to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Peshmerga and the Iraqi security forces who sustained heavy casualties to liberate 7.7 million people from Daesh’s tyranny. Those British nationals who turned their back on our country to fight for Daesh made a fatal mistake. They should expect to bear the full force of the law for their actions in the country where they have committed crimes. So today we mark a major milestone but we also count the cost. Mercifully, there have been very few deaths of British and allied personnel and hostages. But we feel each one of those very keenly. Our sympathies go to their families and friends for their loss. They did not die in vain. Their bravery is to be commended for ensuring the UK’s national security by tackling this threat. No-one will ever forget the damage and destruction wrought by Daesh’s barbarism. Their frenzy of violence has left behind a trail of destruction: innocents sold into slavery, thousands dead, millions displaced and some of the world’s greatest cultural treasures sacked. It was imperative that we acted. But we cannot say this fight is over. The terrorists are as much an evil ideology as a geographical entity. We’ve always known that cutting off one head of the snake could lead to others springing up elsewhere. We’re painfully aware of the threat these extremists still pose whether to Iraq, the wider region or to our own shores. That’s why the next phase of our campaign is well underway. The UK is helping the Iraqis rebuild their homeland so they can remain free from Daesh. It is continuing to provide vital humanitarian aid in Syria where we have already committed more than £2.7 billion. And it is continuing to champion a political settlement which, ultimately, will be the only way to achieve lasting peace in the region But, above all, it means continuing to do everything in our power, alongside the Global Coalition against Daesh, to check the spread of insurgency and draw the sting from its poisonous ideology. As I said to RUSI recently, a Global Britain must to be ready to intervene, using all the hard power at our disposal to defend the international rules-based system. And we are well placed to do that. Our Armed Forces will remain deployed in the region, to provide continuing assistance to the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Iraqi security forces against any attempt by Daesh to re-establish an active presence.  We have world-class F35 stealth fighters, we have an aircraft carrier that is the most powerful surface vessel ever to leave our shores and new sophisticated equipment coming into play. Not only will we fight this evil ideology on land but in the cyber sphere where the UK heads the Global Coalition Communications Cell, working to reduce the impact of Daesh’s ability to use propaganda to recruit, inspire and incite supporters.  None of this will be easy. Daesh is the evil of our generation and we must be prepared to stay the course. In the past five years, our Armed Forces, alongside our allies have turned the tide. Daesh no longer has land to call their own. But we will not rest until the danger they pose to our people is ended once and for all.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:16:50 -0400
  • New Zealand reopens mosques that were attacked; many 'march for love'

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    At the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 of the victims were killed by a suspected white supremacist, prayers resumed with armed police on site, but no graphic reminders of the mass shooting, New Zealand's worst. Aden Diriye, who lost his 3-year-old son, Mucad Ibrahim, in the attack, came back to the mosque with his friends. Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, who visited the Al Noor mosque, said the attack assailed human dignity.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:08:57 -0400
  • Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher Pay

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    The 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.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:52:37 -0400
  • Department of Defense says 2 US service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan

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    The fatalities bring the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan to four; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:15:07 -0400
  • 2019 BMW X7 Is Luxurious, Large, and In Charge

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    The new 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker’s first large three-row luxury SUV. Until now, the only BMW that offered three rows was the X5, which has a very small optional seat that's barely fit ...

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:00:03 -0400
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks, yields drop on growth worries

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:08:19 -0400
  • Here Are All of the Indictments, Guilty Pleas and Convictions From Robert Mueller's Investigation

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    Here's a comprehensive list of all of the indictments, convictions and guilty pleas from Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:38:11 -0400
  • It Looks Like the Dodge Charger Is Getting a Widebody Variant

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    Dodge shows off a "concept" version of its muscle sedan with a widebody setup like its Challenger sibling.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:00:00 -0400
  • Apple's Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economy

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    Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Saturday urged China to keep opening up its economy as local rivals bit into the profits of the US tech giant caught in the crosshairs of a trade spat between Beijing and Washington. "We have seen China continue to change and evolve... We encourage China to continue to open up," he said during a speech at the annual China Development Forum in Beijing on Saturday. Apple in January revealed that it took a hit in the "Greater China" region, where revenue plunged almost 27 percent in the most recent quarter.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:03:26 -0400
  • 'Do not think you can bury the evidence': Democrats demand Mueller report be made public

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    Democrats pushed back against the possibility that only a select few members of Congress might see all of Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report.

    Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:32:16 -0400
  • Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City

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    Flooding along the Missouri River has impaired treatment of drinking supplies in Kansas City, raising health risks for infants, the elderly and others.

    Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:39:59 -0400
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