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Japan sidesteps recession, revised growth at 1 percent

TOKYO (AP) — Japan sidestepped recession last quarter: Revised data released Tuesday showed its economy grew at an annual 1.0 percent pace instead of …

Economics

Egypt expects $1.5 billion in aid by year-end, eyeing IMF | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt expects to receive $1.5 billion from the World Bank and African Development Bank by year-end to support the budget and could discuss potential IMF financing once parliament convenes, International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr said.<p>People walk outside an exchange bureau in …

World Bank

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States.<p>"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a …

Donald Trump

What should we make of 'By the Sea'?

It's all so beautiful.<p><i>By the Sea's</i> first frames focus on two of the most photogenic movie stars on the planet (married in real life, to boot), careening along a seaside road in Malta. The world, not to mention the box office, should be their oyster.<p>But upon viewing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's …

Box Office

Chicago's mayor wants every American high school grad to know how to code

Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff for the Obama administration and current mayor of Chicago, has called on the president to institute computer coding competency as a national requirement to graduate high school. "Just make it a requirement," Emanuel said during a recent Washington Post-sponsored …

Linkin Park bets on hybrid theory that they can be tech start-up investors, too

Aging rockers used to buy pubs in rural England or get interested in organic farming. Not Linkin Park. The band behind Hybrid Theory, 27m copies sold since its release in 2000, have their eyes on a tech-filled future.<p>Machine Shop Ventures, their newly formed investment firm, has begun acquiring …

Music

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

When Iraq Was Paradise

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FBI Study Says Seeking Love Online Often Leads to Heartache — and Fraud

Social media scams and cruel cons that target lonely hearts to rob them blind were the leading drivers of Internet fraud in 2014, the FBI reported Tuesday in a survey of computer crime.<p>In its annual online fraud report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, said total financial losses to …

Identity Theft

My Adopted Dog’s Adventures: From Life In A Cage To Life On The Road

I think I’ll never forget the look on her face those first few days when I’d reach out with the leash and she would cower into the nearest corner. A …