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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.<p>"We are putting the trade war on hold," Treasury Secretary Steven …

China

CDC Finds 'Nightmare Bacteria' Across the U.S. Here's What That Means

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a growing public health problem, as infections are becoming less responsive to the drugs used to treat them. Now, a …

Scientists have spent 60 years agonizing over how our knuckles crack

Knuckle-cracking. Aside from worrying about whether it leads to arthritis (it doesn’t), most of us do it mindlessly to get ourselves in the mood to start a project—or while we fret about it.<p>Scientists have been struggling with an explanation for the pops our finger joints are capable of making for …

Trump agrees to meet Kim Jong Un, South Korean official says

The surprise announcement came after more than a year of trading threats and insults with the North Korean leader.<p>President Donald Trump has agreed to meet directly with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, in what could be the biggest breakthrough in the tense nuclear saber-rattling that has …

North Korea

Crazy videos show the A-10 Warthog doing what it does best — annihilating its targets

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, known as the Warthog, is popular — very popular.<p>It's especially popular with ground troops, as the Warthog provides them with close air support when they're pinned down or in a pickle.<p>A-10 pilots are often considered different than other combat pilots, with a perspective …

The F-35 could intercept a North Korean missile launch — but it could bring an all-out war

The F-35, the most expensive weapons system in history that boosters say can do just about anything in aerial combat, could have a new mission: shooting down intercontinental ballistic missiles.<p>Ballistic missiles, like the kind North Korea has been perfecting with the goal of being able to reach …

Military

The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — Here are the most important changes in the tax plan proposed Wednesday by President Trump.<p><b>Three Tax Brackets</b><p>The number of tax brackets for individuals is reduced from seven to three: 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. That lowers the top rate by nearly 5 percentage points, easing …

Finance

Putin Agrees to Receive Intelligence Briefings in Trump’s Place

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In what Donald Trump’s transition-team members are calling a further example of international coöperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to receive daily U.S. intelligence briefings in the place of the President-elect.<p>Trump, who had earlier decided that …

The spy who couldn’t spell: how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled

Ever since childhood, Brian Regan had been made to feel stupid because of his severe dyslexia. So he thought no one would suspect him of stealing secrets<p>The classrooms and hallways of Farmingdale High in Long Island were deserted on the morning of Saturday 19 August 2001, when a van pulled into the …

Surveillance

The 10 Best Stocks of the Bull Market: Can They Keep It Up?

Investing in the best-performing stocks during this long bull market was a lot like winning the lottery. With cumulative returns ranging from 1,810% …

Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election? | Washington's Blog

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia. As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of …

Communist Economics in One Page: A Refresher Course | Marian L. Tupy

In recent years, I have given a number of presentations to high-school and college students on the importance of economic freedom and the persistent …

Warren Buffett's Best Investing Advice in 10 Quotes

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1"<p>One great way to learn the basics of investing is by studying the greatest …

Grading the Obama Economy, by the Numbers

It's the economy, stupid.<p>That was how Bill Clinton singled out economic conditions as the most important issue in his 1992 presidential election campaign. Eight years earlier, candidate Ronald Reagan asked: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"<p>Today, some eight years after the …

Economics

A New Era Of Innovation

For the past 20 or 30 years, innovation, especially in the digital space, has been fairly straightforward. We could rely on technology to improve at a foreseeable pace and that allowed us to predict, with a high degree of certainty, what would be possible in the years to come.<p>That led most …

Innovation

How Did The Halloween Asteroid Sneak Up On Us?

Fortunately it's not headed for Earth<p>Earth is getting a very large trick-or-treater this Halloween.<p>On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon. It'll likely be our closest encounter with such a huge space rock until 2027.<p>The timing …

Astronomy

Al Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri Declares War on ISIS 'Caliph' Al-Baghdadi

Just ahead of the fourteenth anniversary of al Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on the U.S., the leader of the terrorist group took aim in an angry speech at a …

Kentucky Man Arrested for Shooting Down a Drone Over His Property

Tomas van Houtryve—VII<p>Tomas van Houtryve—VII<p>Tomas van Houtryve—VII/Pulitzer Center<p>Tomas van Houtryve—VII/Pulitzer Center<p>Tomas van …

What Chattanooga Shootings Teach America

In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, another apparent act of lone-wolf terrorism, the search for answers and for retaliation comes again.<p>After …

NSA leaker Edward Snowden seeks return to U.S., on his terms

Somewhere in the thousands of towering apartment blocks that ring the Russian capital, whistle-blower<p>Edward Snowdenremains in hiding two years after outraging U.S. intelligence agencies with revelations of their snooping into the private communications of millions of ordinary citizens.<p>Snowden's …

Surveillance

Here's how the US military's uniforms have changed over the past 250 years

The Army has made substantial changes to its uniforms over the years, with more on tap for this year.<p>In 1775, soldiers put together makeshift hunting shirts to distinguish themselves from the British at the Siege of Boston. Today, they wear sophisticated digital camouflage patterns that help them …

Key iPhone supplier on track with the next breakthrough in chip innovation

Apple will launch its iPhone 6s family of smartphones in a couple of months, but don’t expect a major redesign just yet. The handsets should pack …

Pakistan helped secure Taliban talks, but Afghan mistrust lingers | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s military, long accused of harboring insurgents who fight its cause in Afghanistan and beyond, says its role in brokering landmark Taliban peace talks last week proves it is serious about tackling Islamist militancy in the region.<p>The heads of the army and …

Afghanistan

Can artificial intelligence stop hackers?

The market for cybersecurity keeps getting bigger, but the results are not getting better.<p>Over the past decade, the amount of money spent on cyber …