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Puerto Rican Day controversy flares after AT&T and JetBlue join boycott

Decision by parade to honor Oscar López Rivera, a controversial nationalist hero, stirs anger – and overshadows one of America’s biggest annual gatherings<p>In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a leader of the violent extremist group …

Trump suggests he may have secretly taped White House meetings, expresses frustration at ongoing Russia questions

Administration efforts to contain the damage from the abrupt firing of FBI Director James B. Comey were again thwarted by President Trump himself, when he suggested Friday that he had secretly recorded conversations in his own White House.<p>"Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our …

Donald Trump

Trump may be about to give US automakers their first big win

Thus far, the new President — who roiled automakers over outsourcing and hiring during the election campaign — has suggested that he'll deliver the corporate tax cuts and regulatory changes that Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been craving.<p>This big regulatory move could happen soon, …

Jimmy Buffett Is Opening ‘Margaritaville’ Retirement Communities For Aging Parrotheads

This was bound to happen eventually. Jimmy Buffett’s hospitality and food empire already includes Margaritaville (which encompasses restaurants, hotels, resorts, and casinos), a beer brand (LandShark, which is a better beach beer than it has any right to be), and all the beach-related merchandise …

Key West

What was big enough to swallow half of this shark that washed up on a Florida beach?

It's thought a great white shark is the only creature big enough to take such a large bite out of another sizeable shark.<p>Half a shark has washed up …

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

ROME (AP) — Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a …

The Big Reason Why Home Depot's Sales Continue to Build

Home Depot’s foundation is looking rock solid thanks to a sturdy U.S. housing market.<p>The retailer remains one of the few that continues to post …

Supreme Court seems split in case of Mexican teen slain across border

The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.<p>Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested during argument Tuesday …

Immigration

Samsung and Google have work to do before the Chromebook Pro launches

Samsung's forthcoming Chromebook Pro, which the company introduced in partnership with Google at CES last month, appeared to be the latest contender in my search for the perfect premium Chromebook. For me, that means a high-resolution screen, excellent keyboard and trackpad, and a battery that …

High Reps Light Weight, Or Low Reps Heavy Weight For Building Muscle?

Through the years many have tried to <b>build muscle</b> and <b>cut body fat</b> by using various methods. What works for one person, doesn't work for another. It was thought in the 1950's that three sets of 10 reps for three times a week on each exercise was the key to getting a muscular body. This worked for …

How the White House will hand over social media accounts to President Trump

Trump gets @POTUS on Inauguration Day — but he's said he doesn't plan to use it<p>The White House this week published an overview explaining its plans for a "digital transition" between the departing Obama administration and the incoming 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. It details …