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Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Canada

O Canada: You had it coming, eh.<p>They inflicted Nickelback on us. We did nothing.<p>They sent us Justin Bieber. We turned the other cheek.<p>They were responsible for one abomination after the other: Poutine. Diphthong vowels. Hawaiian pizza. Instant mashed potatoes. Ted Cruz.<p>Still, we did not retaliate — …

Donald Trump

Sessions moves to block asylum for most victims of domestic, gang violence

A move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make it more difficult for victims of domestic violence and other crimes to receive asylum in the U.S. could fuel a backlash that the Trump administration already faces over its immigration crackdown.<p>The 31-page decision narrows the grounds for asylum for …

Immigration

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Banks Thought They Had a Win With Guns. Now They’ve Got a Big GOP Headache

On April 24 a handful of Citigroup Inc. executives went to the Securities and Exchange Commission for what they thought would be a routine meeting …

Robert Redford: The biggest Scott Pruitt scandal is the one right in front of us

<i>Robert Redford is an actor, director, producer and trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.</i><p>President Trump should follow the suggestion of many — including some within his own party, and reportedly even his chief of staff — and replace Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott …

Public Health

Facebook explains what advertisers know about you

Facebook is still facing heat over its privacy controls in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and it's trying to reassure users that their personal info isn't on the open market. The social network has posted a detailed Q&A explaining just what advertisers know about you -- and …

Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.<p>The Russians began jamming some smaller U.S. drones several weeks ago, the officials said, after a …

Military

Fortnite Skins, Ranked

<i>Fortnite</i> may be a battle royale game, but at times, it can also be a fashion show. Players judge you based on what you wear, just like most people do …

News of Facebook's secret tool to delete executive messages caps days of chaos

When Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, embarked on a media apology tour Thursday, it seemed possible that the woman known as Mark Zuckerberg’s “adult supervision” would bring calm to the troubled company’s image.<p>But the past 48 hours have shown that not even Sandberg’s steady …

Privacy

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Coffee must carry cancer warning label, California judge rules

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process.<p>Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from drinking …

Coffee

Atlanta Working 'Around The Clock' To Fight Off Ransomware Attack

Officials in Atlanta say the city's computer systems are not yet fully operational after a ransomware attack hit the city last week and locked some city data behind a wall of encryption.<p>Tasnim Shamma of member station WABE in Atlanta tells our Newscast unit that cybersecurity experts are working …

Personal Information

Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo

The Taiwanese company known best for manufacturing iPhones, Foxconn, will soon be the company behind some of the best known routers and other computer accessories. A subsidiary of Foxconn, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, announced today that it would acquire Belkin, which also owns the brands …

Police Obtain Warrants To Find Out Which Google Users Were Present At Crime Scenes

Police in North Carolina are securing search warrants to access Google's data on who was at, or near, the scene of the crime.<p>In Raleigh, North …

Dog dies in overhead locker on United Airlines flight

United Airlines has taken “full responsibility” after a dog died in-flight after a flight attendant "insisted" on the pet being placed in an overhead locker.<p>The US airline apologised for the death of a family’s black French bulldog on a flight from Houston to New York on Monday and has launched an …

Flying

Japan 'considering' summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is considering a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in an apparent change of strategy in dealing with Pyongyang.<p>Reports of a potential dialogue mark the latest in a series of fast-paced diplomatic developments, with North Korea and the United States …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. He died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.<p>A brief history of Stephen Hawking's Brief …

Stephen Hawking

Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting, cementing his state's break with the National Rifle Association. The NRA immediately fought back with a lawsuit.<p>The new …

Guns

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI's pocket for a decade

Who needs probable cause when you have geeks?<p>That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy's computer repair …

Employment

Florida lawmakers call for suspension of Broward sheriff after Parkland massacre as he defends ‘amazing leadership’

Republican state lawmakers in Florida called on Sunday for the suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accusing him of “incompetence and neglect of duty” in the months before the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.<p>Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and 73 …

Law Enforcement

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

In a case that drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a white North Carolina man was found guilty of murder Thursday for gunning down an unarmed 20-year-old black man after complaining about “hoodlums” outside his house.<p>A jury in Wake County, …

Crime

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in …

US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.<p>Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private …

Israel

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

Pentagon says Trump ordered Washington military parade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate military strength, officials said Tuesday.<p>The Washington Post, which was first to report the plan, said Trump wants an elaborate parade this year with …

North Korea

How Louisiana Buried the History of the Nation’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

Back in 1976, when Brian Mitchell was eight years old, a teacher in his Louisiana school system asked if anyone in the class was related to a famous …

New Jersey enacts its own net neutrality regulations

ISPs that want to do business with the state will have to promise to treat all internet traffic equally.<p>New Jersey has become the latest state to enact its own net neutrality regulations following the Federal Communications Commission's dismantling of the controversial Obama-era regulations.<p>New …

A Marine veteran tried to confront a tailgating driver and was shot in the head, officials say

A city colleague was lost to us today, we mourn with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department on the death of Fire Captain Kyle Brayer.Posted by City of Tempe Government on Sunday, February 4, 2018<p>An off-duty Arizona fire captain was shot and killed in an alleged road-rage incident Sunday by a man …

Crime

Facebook reinstated account of terror suspect nine times after he complained they were stifling his free speech

Facebook reactivated the account of a terror suspect after he warned them they would have to answer to "Allah The All Merciful", a court has heard.<p>The social media giant suspended Abdulrahman Alcharbati's account on nine occasions after he posted sickening Isil propaganda videos, but reinstated it …