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Consolidating student loans

A good way to help ease the burden of student loans is to consolidate them into a single loan. Find out how it works, and if loan consolidation is a …

Donald Trump Jr. replied ‘love it’ when told of Russian effort to help Trump

Donald Trump Jr. replied “love it” when told in an email chain in June 2016 that a Russian government lawyer was willing to share documents and other information that would “incriminate” Hillary Clinton — and that such information was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. …

Donald Trump

Rihanna Spotted Making Out With New Man In Pool, Ignites #RihannaHasAManParty On Twitter [Photos]

Does Rihanna have a new man in her life? New steamy photos of the pop star suggest just that. The singer/songwriter, whose currently on vacation in …

Halle Berry Says Her Historic Oscar Win “Meant Nothing” for Hollywood Diversity

Fifteen years later, Berry is still the only black woman to win the best-actress Oscar.<p>In 2002, when <b>Halle Berry</b> became the first black woman to win the best-actress Oscar, she dedicated the award to “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been …

Race & Ethnicity

Facebook hits two billion users

<b>More than a quarter of the world's population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says.</b><p>"As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people," founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted.<p>The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded …

Mark Zuckerberg

Google fine: EU is not waging underhand trade war against ​​US tech firms

The European commission is not showing signs of anti-American bias – its actions will benefit consumers worldwide<p>Let’s start by laying one falsehood to rest. In fining Google €2.42bn (£2.14bn), the European commission is not engaged in a form of underhand trade warfare against US technology …

Hedge Funds

A new ransomware attack is hitting airlines, banks and utilities across Europe

A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack. The most severe damage is being reported by Ukrainian businesses, with systems compromised at Ukraine’s central bank, state telecom, municipal metro, and …

Puerto Rico oversight board rejects $9 billion debt restructuring deal: WSJ | Reuters

(Reuters) - The federal board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances disapproved a $9 billion debt restructuring deal covering the bankrupt U.S. territory’s public power monopoly, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico …

Caribbean

Olive Garden owner fends off restaurant sector's woes with solid sales

Olive Garden's parent company topped fourth-quarter sales expectations, providing a ray of hope for the beleaguered casual dining sector.<p>Darden Restaurants, whose brands also include LongHorn Steakhouse and The Capital Grille, notched revenue gains for the quarter and the full fiscal year ended May …

Olive Garden

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times, Claiming Editorial Defamed Her

Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate, filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times Company on Tuesday, saying the newspaper had published a statement about her in a recent editorial that it “knew to be false.”<p>In the lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court …

United States

Venezuela: police helicopter attacks supreme court with grenades

A police helicopter launched grenades at Venezuela’s supreme court building on Tuesday evening following months of protests against the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro.<p>Maduro said “terrorists” had lobbed two grenades that failed to detonate. Some reports put the number of grenades higher. Local …

Venezuela

GOP Delays Health Care Vote Amid Defections, Disagreement

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans Tuesday postponed a planned vote on the GOP bill to replace Obamacare until after the July 4th recess.<p>The move is a blow to Republican leaders who had been pushing for a vote this week out of concern that a delay would only make it more difficult to pass. But it …

Mitch McConnell

Big Hits from the Weekend Sets at Glasto: Pictures

England

Harry Potter at 20: Billions in Box Office Revenue, Millions of Books Sold

The world was introduced to Harry Potter on June 26, 1997. It never looked back.<p>Twenty years later, <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone</i>, the first …

EU court seen ruling on Intel antitrust case next year: judge | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe’s top court is likely to rule on Intel’s (INTC.O) appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.19 billion) EU antitrust fine next year, an EU judge said on Monday, a case that may affect companies such as Google (GOOGL.O) and Qualcomm (QCOM.O) in the EU’s crosshairs.<p>The …

IT

A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the …

Income Inequality

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial On Securities Fraud Charges

Martin Shkreli is known for a number of things. Jacking up the cost of a life-saving drug for AIDS patients by 5,000 percent. Grinning his way through a House hearing as he pleaded the Fifth. Spending millions to buy the only copy of a Wu-Tang album and then being in no hurry to listen to it. …

Corruption

Restrictions lead to grumbling, but no boycotts, from White House press

The Trump White House has imposed some of the most draconian restrictions on the news media in recent memory, from banning TV cameras during its daily briefings to cutting back the length and frequency of its sessions with reporters. The State Department and Pentagon have made similar cutbacks.<p>At …

Donald Trump

Here's What Happens If the GOP Health Care Bill Becomes Law

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican health care bill would insure 22 million fewer people after a decade than current law, according to an analysis Monday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Fifteen million more people would be uninsured next year alone.<p>The GOP bill, titled the Better …

Health Care

Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban to Go Into Effect While It Hears Case

The Supreme Court will allow a version of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while it waits to hear a legal challenge this fall.<p>The …

Prince Harry 'wanted out' of Royal Family

<b>Prince Harry was once so disillusioned with being part of the Royal Family that he decided he "wanted out".</b><p>Having considered giving up his title, he finally decided he should remain and "work out a role for myself".<p>Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the prince - who is fifth in line to the throne - …

Prince Harry

Cyberattack Hits U.K. Parliament, Limits MPs' Email Access

A cyberattack disabled some of the U.K. Parliament’s communications on Saturday, disrupting the ability of lawmakers to access their email, a House …

Cybersecurity

Windows 10 Source Code Leaked

Microsoft has confirmed that a portion of the source code for Windows 10 has leaked online. The leak, containing software elements not normally …

Qatar's emir meets Exxon Mobil Corp CEO: agency | Reuters

(Reuters) - The emir of Qatar met with Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) chairman and CEO Darren Woods in Doha on Saturday for talks on “cooperation,” state news agency QNA reported, following a rift between four Gulf states and Qatar that has raised worries about energy supplies.<p>FILE PHOTO: Emir of Qatar …

Natural Gas

Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms

On the campaign trail and in office, Donald Trump has promised to replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations, triggering fears that he could unleash a new wave of reckless bankers armed with dangerous and loosely regulated financial practices.<p>Trump orders Dodd-Frank review in effort to roll …

Wall Street

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

<b>President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016.</b><p>Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and "did nothing".<p>His comments followed an article in the Washington Post …

Donald Trump

Miley Cyrus Would Describe Herself as an "Ageless, Genderless Spirit"

Miley Cyrus was asked during an interview with ITV's Lorraine in the U.K. just why she considers herself weird. The response she gave was incredible—and nothing less than peak Miley: "I'm weird because of many reasons," she started. "I think I'm—hopefully this will become the new normal too. I …

Johnny Depp Raises 'Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President'

LONDON — Johnny Depp has been no fan of President Donald Trump, but the Hollywood star took his rhetoric up a level when he raised the prospect of the president being killed.<p>“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked a cheering crowd at the Glastonbury music festival in …

Donald Trump

YouTube TV to expand to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series

YouTube TV, Google’s $35 per month streaming service aimed at a younger demographic of cord cutters and cord-nevers, is expanding to ten more markets, the company announced this week at VidCon. The service had initially launched in April offering streaming live TV and DVR functionality to just five …

Televisions

Facebook expands work with non-profits to remove & counter extremist videos

In the same week YouTube announced that it will be working with non-profit organizations to help identify and remove extremist videos from its platform, Facebook is expanding a similar initiative …<p>The company said that it will be bringing to the UK a two-pronged strategy first used in France and …

Internet