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San Diego advisor: Chargers were never at the table

A day after the<p>Chargerssaid they have no faith the City of San Diego can get a stadium initiative on the ballot this year, an advisor for MayorKevin Faulconerreturned a salvo.<p>In a written statement, political consult Jason Roe said the Chargers "never were at the table" in regard to working with …

South Korean auto brands surpass Japanese in J.D. Power quality study

South Korean auto brands now lead the industry when measured by the initial quality of their cars sold in the U.S., according to J.D. Power, the automotive research firm.<p>The ascendance of<p>Hyundaiand Kia marks an historic shift in the automotive world, said J.D. Power, which conducts an annual survey …

Smuggler captain defends trafficking

<b>Burj Mughayzil, Egypt (CNN) —</b> On a sandy beach in one of the many inlets dotting Egypt's Mediterranean coastline two men are standing off to one side watching us interview families whose children have been trafficked into Europe. Eventually the taller of them begins to jump in.<p>He starts shouting …

Most of the wild bees pollinating crops in North America and Europe are not actually threatened

In one way or another, nearly all the buzz on bees these days is about us humans being in deep trouble. Bee populations, both in managed honeybee colonies and in the wild, are dying in alarming numbers and the food system, which depends on those bees for pollination, is in big trouble.<p>But a new …

Ecology

Palestinian unity government 'to resign over Gaza row'

<b>The Palestinian Authority's unity government will resign, President Mahmoud Abbas has said.</b><p>He told his Fatah faction that the cabinet had to be dissolved because the rival Hamas movement would not allow it to operate in Gaza, which it dominates.<p>But a Hamas spokesman said it rejected any unilateral …

Hacked federal files couldn't be encrypted because government computers are too old

Millions of government employee records apparently stolen by Chinese hackers were not encrypted, and software designed to block known computer breaches has not been installed to protect most of the files, officials said Tuesday.<p>The latest disclosure came as officials continue to investigate two …

Clinton Friend Says Former CIA Official Wrote Benghazi Memos

The chairman of a House panel investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says that a longtime confidant of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton did not write any of the numerous memos he forwarded to Clinton while she served as secretary of state.<p>Nearly all the memos …

Kerry: Syrian regime 'absolutely' used chlorine in attacks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said he was "absolutely certain" that the Syrian government had attacked its own people with chlorine.<p>Asked by reporters about his confidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chlorine gas to orchestrate a chemical attack, …

Birthrate among U.S. women rises for first time in seven years

Here's another sign that the economy is rebounding: More people are having babies.<p>The rate of births among women ages 15 to 44 ticked up 1% from 2013 to 2014. That's the first increase since 2007, the beginning of the recession, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Center for …

Egypt says foils attack in North Sinai, kills seven suspected militants

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s army said on Wednesday it had foiled an attack against security forces in the restive North Sinai region, killing seven suspected militants and destroying two weapon caches.<p>The announcement by the army spokesman on his Facebook page came hours after a police officer was …

Extremism

Greek central bank warns of 'painful' euro and EU exit

<b>Greece's central bank has warned for the first time that the country could be on a "painful course" to default and exit from both the eurozone and the EU.</b><p>It comes as the Greek government and its international creditors blamed each other for failing to reach a deal over economic reforms.<p>That failure …

What If Your Furniture Could Make You Money?

The Aspirational Lamp concept collects solar energy, sells it back to the grid, then invests in itself and its owner.<p>What if your furniture had a day job, just like you? What if, when it wasn’t being used, it worked to bring in money to pay for your quality-of-life upgrades? That’s the idea behind …

Selling