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Trump’s World-Leader Buddy Is Starting to Regret It

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wooed the new American president harder than anyone. But his bet on Trump is not looking so hot today.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s Shinzo Abe probably embraced Donald Trump faster, and with more warmth, than any other foreign leader after the reality-TV star shocked the world …

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Furious customers say they've been mysteriously locked out of their Amazon accounts — and they have no idea why

Hundreds of Amazon customers say that the company has closed their accounts with no explanation.<p>Last week, a wave of Amazon customers took to social media to complain that Amazon had mysteriously shut down their Prime accounts. With Amazon's increasing omnipresence in users' lives, that means …

Anti-Semitism in Europe may not in fact be rising

IN GANGSTA rap, cartoonish threats of violence are routine. So fans of the German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang were hardly shocked that, on their …

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7 Ways To Get People to Like You

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

'Making a Murderer' directors address abuse allegations by Steven Avery's ex-fiancee

An ardent supporter of Avery's on "Making a Murder," Stachowski now says that she believes her former fiance is guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach, an Auto Trader magazine photographer last seen alive on the Avery property.<p>Reporters wondered why that information of the abuse wasn't included in the …

Bogus Credit Card Charges Look Like They Were Made With Chip-Enabled Cards

As banks begin rolling out new credit cards embedded with microchips intended to help prevent fraudulent use, some financial institutions are …

Furrier who defrauded customers tries to explain why

Howard Bresnik stood in a backroom of a Skokie fur store and pulled a court document out of one of the cartons stacked on a table.<p>"'Master Consignment —'" he began.<p>"I hate to say 'victims,'" he said.<p>But the document did say it: Master Consignment Victim List.<p>For 30 years, Bresnik, a genial …

Hear That Dems? North Korea Pulls Plug On Nuke Site, Releases U.S. Prisoners Ahead Of Summit

They said Donald J. Trump couldn’t be taken seriously. He’s degrading American prestige around the world. He’ll blow up the world. He shouldn’t be …

Russia: Alexei Navalny arrested as anti-Putin protests sweep nation

Under the motto "He is not our tsar," Russians have taken to the streets to decry a fourth term by President Vladimir Putin. Opposition leader Alexei …

11 Psychological Tricks to Manipulate People, Ranked in Order of Pure Evilness | Inc.com

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

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5 research-backed ways to tell if someone is lying

We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We'll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.<p>To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a …

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West Nile virus costs the US $56 million a year, says new report

The economic impact of the deadly West Nile virus has been "substantially underestimated," according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Researchers estimate that hospital visits, follow-up care, and lost productivity have cost the nation $778 million in the 14 years …

18 North Carolina hospital patients potentially exposed to rare brain disease

Nearly 20 patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a rare and fatal neurological disease while undergoing surgery with surgical equipment that had not been properly sterilized, officials at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center said Monday.<p>Jeff Lindsay, president of the …

Koreas hold rare talks to ease tensions

North expected to demand halt to South-US military drills in precursor to potential high-level meeting with Washington.<p>North and South Korea have held their first high-level talks in seven years, in an apparent effort to improve strained relations.<p>The talks, held on Wednesday at a border village, …

The US government is helping illegal pot producers destroy California’s water supply

Heavy rains in California in recent days have partly alleviated the drought that parched the state in January. The dry spell is merely exacerbating a long-developing problem in northern California, however: The huge volumes of water used to grow marijuana, as well as the noxious fertilizers and …

Silk Road 2 loses $2.7m in bitcoins in alleged hack

<b>The anonymous online marketplace Silk Road 2 says it has been hacked resulting in the loss of all its customers' bitcoins.</b><p>An administrator for the site said hackers had manipulated computer code enabling them to withdraw $2.7m (£1.6m) worth of the virtual currency.<p>It follows similar attacks on two …

A Lack of This Type of Sleep May Boost Anxiety and Depression

Bad and "restless" REM sleep experienced by insomnia patients may, in turn, undermine their ability to overcome emotional distress, raising their …

Top trade leaders to Trump: Don't end South Korea trade agreement

Top trade leaders, including Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Richard Neal (D-MA) released a statement …

Some teens really do need more sleep, says new research

Image: martinedoucet/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews<p>If you think your teenage son or daughter is lazing around in bed too much, well science could …

Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police a document …

The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>Congressional aides say Republican negotiators have agreed to …

21 Sleep Hacks That Actually Work

Every Sleep Hack Ever<p>While you don't want to eat a big meal within two to three hours of your bedtime and you should avoid alcohol entirely if you're …

NBA Rumors: Kobe Bryant Played A Major Role In Kyrie Irving Leaving Cleveland, Says Analyst

Kyrie Irving finally got his wish to leave Cleveland to come true last week when the Cavaliers officially traded him to the Boston Celtics. Irving …

Home Cleaning: 7 Habits To Keep Your Home Always Clean

Marvelous hallway wooden floors. A living room couch to kill for. Fantastic bedroom window treatment. And an appalling stench floating from your …

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The Real Reason Why You Love Walking Your Dog

Owning a dog and going on regular dog walks both have proven health benefits. But a small new study suggests that no matter how many times you hear …

NFL seeks dismissal of Ezekiel Elliott's federal court case

The NFL argued in a pair of filings late Monday night that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott does not have the legal standing to challenge in federal court a six-game suspension over domestic assault allegations.<p>The NFL Players Association filed a petition to vacate Elliott’s suspension …

5 Tips for Figuring Out Your Wedding Cake Style

Working with a baker to design your wedding cake can be one of the most fun parts of wedding planning, especially with so many amazing cakes out there to inspire you! As you start browsing pictures of wedding cakes with your fiance to get an idea of what you want for your wedding cake. Here are …

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