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You Can Claim Your Nintendo Switch Username Now

Please, no one claim "xXx_RickmanGruber_xXx" before I do.<p>Prospective Nintendo Switch owners can now register a User ID for the console.<p>Inside the …

Nintendo Switch

Trump praises Gingrich for criticism of Kelly

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump praised Newt Gingrich Wednesday for an "amazing interview" with Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly, in which the former …

Donald Trump

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

AT&T's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner has cast renewed attention on the financial performance and journalistic independence of one of the media conglomerate's best-known possessions, CNN.<p>"You have to allow the organization to run independently," AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall …

Media Industry

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have …

Government

Tom Brady isn’t about to let the NFL off the hook for its Josh Brown problem

Hopefully, Roger Goodell and the NFL powers weren’t sitting around hoping that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would offer some support as they grapple with the simple matter of handling domestic violence issues quickly and even-handedly.<p>The S.S. Brady isn’t sailing to the rescue.<p>“I grew …

Philippines' Duterte says didn't really mean 'separation' from U.S. | Reuters

DAVAO, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not severing ties with his country’s long-time ally the United States, but merely pursuing a more independent foreign policy by strengthening relations with China.<p>A day after he provoked fresh diplomatic alarm …

Philippine President Duterte announces separation from U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Thursday that he’s breaking from the United States, saying that he is strengthening ties with China and that America “lost.”<p>“I announce my separation from the United States," said Duterte in Beijing, where he’s meeting with business leaders and elected …

A billboard written in Arabic has appeared in Michigan trolling Donald Trump

The sign appeared near one of the US' largest Arab-American communities in Dearborn, Michigan, as a way of encouraging people to get out and vote.<p>It's written entirely in Arabic text and translates to: <b>"Donald Trump can't read this, but he is scared of it."</b><p>A super-PAC called "The Nuisance Committee" …

Vietnamese-Americans Are No Longer A Lock For The Republican Party

The future of American politics may look a lot like Lan Diep. As a recent TED talk pointed out, he’s the son of political refugees from Vietnam who …

China to help Cambodia modernise its armed forces - government | Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China has agreed to help modernise Cambodia’s military, Cambodia’s defence minister said on Monday, after the two countries signed new agreements to boost military aid.<p>Cambodia is China’s loyal ally in Asia, routinely backing Beijing’s position at international forums in a …

Democrats dream the unthinkable: Speaker Pelosi

Donald Trump's nose dive has suddenly made it possible.<p>Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House.<p>As Donald Trump’s poll numbers tank, dragging the whole GOP down with him, the possibility that Pelosi could return to the speaker’s chair after a six-year absence has suddenly grown very real. No one has done …

Republicans

‘Shadow World’: The War Documentary the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to See

A new film chronicles America’s role in the international arms trade. Plus, watch an exclusive clip outlining the post-9/11 plan to attack seven …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Saving Conservatism From Trump's GOP

Avik Roy—a former adviser to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney—wants to rescue conservatism from Trump’s divisive tribalism. But can he persuade his party to join him?<p>Avik Roy, disaffected Republican, surveyed the upstairs room of a tony Palo Alto restaurant where a group of journalists and …

U.S. top court to hear Apple-Samsung feud over iPhone designs | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After five years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in the bitter patent dispute between the world’s two top smartphone manufacturers over the amount Samsung (005930.KS) should pay Apple (AAPL.O) for copying the iPhone’s distinctive look.<p>A …

U.S. Supreme Court

Gary Johnson courts Republicans as GOP officials abandon Trump

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson urged Republican voters to support his campaign on Saturday, hoping to capitalize off a newly public recording of Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women and boasting about sexual assault.<p>"Today, as we watch Republicans across the nation struggle …

Ex-Philippine president Ramos says Duterte government a letdown | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - The government of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has been a “huge disappointment and letdown”, a former president and one of Duterte’s mentors said, bucking popular sentiment and a high poll rating for his first 100 days in office.<p>Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos reacts …

Theresa May doesn't care if 'hard Brexit' hurts the City — there won't be special deals

Bloomberg reports on Tuesday that May is taking a hard line with financial services and is unwilling to bend to their demands simply because of their economic clout. Financial services contribute £65 billion to the UK economy annually.<p>Here's a typical line from the Bloomberg report which sums up …

North Korea's Missile Test Progress 'Leaves Japan Vulnerable'

(TOKYO) — Successful rocket tests have propelled North Korea ahead in a two-decade long arms race with Japan, leaving Tokyo unsure it could fend off …

Tokyo Games could cost $30 billion, putting future of Olympics at risk

Consider this the line in the sand for the International Olympic Committee.<p>Within a matter of hours Thursday, a panel of experts warned that costs for Tokyo 2020 could top $30 billion and Rome’s city council put an end to a bid for the 2024 Games. If the IOC doesn’t get serious about reining in the …

China's richest man serves up global badminton deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton's international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint.<p>Wanda signed the deal through …

Supreme Court to hear special education case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide what standard of education schools must provide to students with disabilities.<p>The case presents the court with the difficult task of determining whether school districts receiving federal funds must offer a "substantial" education or merely …

Education

Supreme Court to decide if offensive names such as 'Redskins' and 'Slants' can be trademarked

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether The Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., can trademark its name despite the government's objection that it is an offensive term.<p>This clash between free speech and trademark protection has drawn wide attention in part because …

Native Americans

Gunman Fired Into S.C. School, but Heroes Stopped Him and Saved Lives

Quick-thinking, well-trained, heroic teachers may have prevented another school massacre.<p>The 14-year-old boy who authorities say wounded a teacher and two pupils Wednesday at a South Carolina elementary school fired his weapon directly into a classroom but was prevented from getting inside, school …

South Carolina

Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk.<p>The measure, approved by voice vote in the Senate, would ensure that survivors in federal criminal cases have the right to a sexual …

Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends.<p>The House of Representatives …

National Security

Kenya moves to replace election officials after protests | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s government said on Tuesday it was taking steps to replace all its electoral commissioners under a deal with the opposition to resolve a row that has led to protests and violence.<p>Rivals in parliament have held talks to end the dispute over the Independent Electoral and …