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EU says US steel tariffs are 'distorting' global trade flows, hurting economic growth

BRUSSELS — Europe's top trade official said Wednesday that new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are distorting global trade and could damage hopes for economic growth.<p>Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Union's trade commissioner, also said the bloc would not offer any concessions in order to be exempt …

Economy

Quebec mosque shooting suspect changes mind, pleads guilty

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The man accused in the slayings of six men at a Quebec City mosque asked for forgiveness Wednesday after changing his mind and pleading guilty.<p>Alexandre Bissonnette faced six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder from a shooting rampage during evening prayers …

Crime

Apple's Tim Cook rebukes Zuckerberg over Facebook's business model

CEO criticizes monetization of customers’ personal information Cook says the time for self-regulation is past<p>Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, issued a harsh rebuke of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s business model on Wednesday, saying that detailed profiles of individuals compiled by internet …

Silicon Valley

Why Celebrities (and Celebrity Presidents) Misbehave

The psychology of power, wealth, and celebrity.<p>Several years ago, I wrote a post about celebrity misbehavior – focusing on Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, …

Leadership

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in …

Cybersecurity

New Zealand documents confirm assassination attempt on the Queen as police open investigation

New Zealand’s intelligence agency has released documents confirming that a 17-year-old anti-royalist tried to assassinate the Queen during a visit to Dunedin in 1981 in a mysterious incident that has prompted a fresh police investigation into an alleged “cover up”.<p>The previously classified …

Ending DACA will cost the Rust Belt $2.7 billion

Donald Trump would like to kill the immigrant protection program known as DACA—but it’s the states that voted for him that will pay the bill.<p>DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, protects undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. Ending it would remove an estimated …

Sessions pushes back on Trump after 'disgraceful' insult

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back against President Donald Trump's latest insult on Wednesday, prolonging an increasingly awkward public spat between the President and his top law enforcement official.<p>Trump chastised Sessions over an investigation into alleged …

Donald Trump

Harper Lee's will, unsealed after a lawsuit, raises questions

A court in Alabama unsealed the will of Harper Lee, and the result raises questions about the fate of the estate of the author of "To Kill A Mockingbird."<p>The New York Times sued to have the document made public. Generally a will would have been part of the public record.<p>Lee's will had been sealed …

Northern Ireland traffic: Translink cancels cross-border bus services due to weather

Translink has cancelled cross-border bus services and is anticipating cancelling rail services due to the red alert weather warning in the …

Why is Nigeria Experiencing a Record-High Outbreak of Lassa Fever?

More people have been diagnosed with the viral disease in the first two months of 2018 than in all of 2017.<p>In 1969, an American missionary nurse named Laura Wine came down with a troubling fever while working in the Nigerian town of Lassa. The local doctors thought it was probably malaria, but Wine …

Disease

Cops: Teacher in custody after barricading self in classroom with gun, firing shot

<b>DALTON, Ga. --</b> A teacher is in custody after police say he barricaded himself inside a classroom at a high school in northwest Georgia Wednesday and …

Papua New Guinea earthquake: At least 14 killed amid landslides

<b>At least 14 people have died after a powerful earthquake caused landslides in a remote region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), officials say.</b><p>A 7.5-magnitude quake rattled villages and a large gold mine in the country's Enga province on Monday morning.<p>There are unconfirmed reports that the death toll …

Natural Disasters

Kimmel Explains the Face He Made When Fergie Faltered on the National Anthem

“That’s the face I make when I really love a song,” the comedian joked Tuesday night, adding, “That was some arrangement, though.”<p>On Tuesday, <b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> decided to set the record straight on a fiasco that’s taken the discourse by storm: <b>Fergie’s,</b> er, sultry interpretation of the national anthem.<p>On …

Mike Patrick, longtime ESPN broadcaster, is leaving network

ESPN announced Wednesday that longtime play-by-play broadcaster Mike Patrick has called his last game for the network, ending a career that spanned more than 35 years and multiple college and professional sports.<p>Patrick's last game was the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30, according to ESPN.<p>“It’s …

College Basketball

What Apple CEO Tim Cook says he'd do if he were 'king for a day'

Under CEO Tim Cook's watch, Apple has sold hundreds of millions of iPhones, booked hundreds of billions of dollars in profit, and launched new products like AirPods and Apple Watch.<p>In fact, Cook says, he's never had a bad year as CEO of Apple.<p>"I've only had good years. No, seriously," he said in an …

Customers

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Unexpectedly Fell in January

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in January to a four-month low, indicating a shortage of available properties is increasingly …

Real Estate

Boeing CEO says Embraer acquisition is a 'not a must do' | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) sees a “great strategic fit” in a possible acquisition of Brazilian plane maker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) but the deal is not essential, Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Boeing's logo is seen during the Japan Aerospace …

Dennis Muilenburg

Aid agencies call for urgent ceasefire in besieged Syrian enclave

UN secretary-general demands suspension of fighting in eastern Ghouta, which he says is ‘hell on earth’<p>Aid agencies, including the Red Cross and World Food Programme, are calling for an urgent ceasefire to allow them to reach the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, as rockets and barrel …

Middle East

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his response to Russia's election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.<p>The tweet is …

Donald Trump

U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.<p>The …

Guns

US 'seriously concerned' over jailing of Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab sentenced to five years for torture accusations and insulting Saudi Arabia<p>A Bahraini human rights activist has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain’s prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow …

Human Rights

‘Black Panther’ Fans Can Now Fly to Wakanda from Atlanta

The world's busiest airport seems to be run by Black Panther fans.<p>The airport staff and flight crews of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport already have a lot on their plates. ATL has been named the busiest airport in the world for several years running. But they just made things a …

Supreme Court deals blow to Wall Street whistle-blowers with unanimous ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to some Wall Street whistle-blowers Wednesday.<p>The justices ruled unanimously that employees are not protected from retaliation if they blow the whistle on alleged corporate misdeeds without going to the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>That limits the …

Wall Street

Cape Town drought: Should travelers still visit?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cape Town's reputation as a glossy travel magazine cover star has taken a hit this year, as water restrictions to combat the drought become increasingly severe.<p>After three years of minimal rainfall, the city is now in a state of emergency, with locals and visitors limited to 50 liters …

Cape Town

Embedding a tweet could be copyright infringement, says new court ruling

A New York district court has ruled that embedding a tweet on a webpage could violate copyright — a decision that could have a wide-ranging impact on social media and publishing. Yesterday, Judge Katherine B. Forrest rejected the defense of several news outlets that embedded tweets containing a …

Internet
Wynn Resorts

Trump warned against Venezuela oil ban, Maduro calls it illegal

Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, warned President Trump against a ban on imports of oil from the crisis-stricken nation.<p>Maduro tweeted Thursday that an oil embargo would not only be illegal, it would also be one of the biggest mistakes that the U.S. could commit in terms of international …

Investing

Banks in Argentina to close for 4 days amid strike

Headaches and long lines are growing atbanks across Argentina in the sweltering summer heat.<p>Bank employees in South America's second-largest nation are poised for a two-day, nationwide strike starting Monday. Paired with the weekend — banks don't open on Saturdays — it means Argentina will go four …

Argentina