D. C. Wright

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Easy Pork Schnitzel

Schnitzel as big as your face.<p>Servings: 4<p>Prep: 20 minutes<p>Total: 45 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds|2.2 kg pork butt, trimmed<p>2 cups|300 grams all-purpose flour<p>kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<p>6 large eggs, lightly beaten<p>4 cups|477 grams breadcrumbs<p>2 cups|500 ml canola oil<p>lemon wedges, …

Pork

Switzerland: Campaign against 'welfare detectives' gets support of thousands

Switzerland passed a law allowing insurers to use GPS and even drones to spy on people suspected of committing welfare fraud. A small group has now …

Houthi Rebels Hit Saudi Tanker With Missile to Avenge Deadly Airstrike

AL MUKALLA, Yemen — Houthi rebels in Yemen hit a Saudi Arabian oil tanker with a missile on Tuesday, an attack that could escalate the three-year-old conflict even as the leader of the United Nations expressed optimism about renewed diplomacy to end it.<p>In a statement carried on Al Mayadeen …

Middle East

'It rips my heart out': Dairy company CEO says Whole Foods killed off his business by abruptly canceling a 7-year contract

For Ron Marks, landing a seven-year deal to supply milk to Whole Foods stores was a life-changing, watershed moment.<p>Less than three years later, he's going out of business.<p>Whole Foods canceled the contract with Marks' company, AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery, in September, just 14 months into the …

Whole Foods

Navy Weighs Buying Two More Carriers in One Contract

The U.S. Navy is exploring whether it can achieve significant savings in parts and labor by buying its next two aircraft carriers together instead of …

Military

'Nano-drops' are eye drops that could correct your vision from home

A team of ophthalmologists from the Bar-Ilan University's Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials are developing eye drops to correct your …

Apple's still trying to convince us Face ID is cool

There are some things in life that are just unambiguously cool, like, I don't know, motorcycles.<p>Apple's Face ID is not one of those things. And yet, …

Trump Lawyer’s Call to End Mueller Probe Tramples Vow to Cooperate

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump …

Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin says his grandfather worked as a cook for Lenin and Stalin

Vladimir Putin’s paternal grandfather worked as a cook for both Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the president said in a film posted on the internet …

Correction: Veterans Home-Shooting story

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — In a story March 9 about a fatal shooting at a California veterans' home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that …

Crime

7 portion control tips to lose weight fast

7 portion control tips to lose weight fast<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>Wondering how to lose weight? One of the keys to successful weight loss is your diet. …

Scientists detect 'fingerprint' of first light ever in the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have detected traces of the earliest light in the universe thought to emanate from the first stars formed after the Big Bang, billions of years ago.<p>The new report, published in Nature on February 28, said researchers found the "fingerprint" of the universe's first light as …

Universe

Vero app: What to know about the small but growing Facebook challenger

There's a new social app topping the charts, and it's not Instagram or Snapchat.<p>Vero is the latest app hoping to draw people away from Facebook and other social media giants, and it's doing so by promising to avoid the things users seem to dislike most: advertising and algorithm-dependent feeds.<p>As …

Apps

Study: US inequality persists 50 years after landmark report

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child …

Rights & Freedoms

Babies get strokes, too. Here’s how their brains recover

<b>AUSTIN—</b>Strokes are common in old age, but these devastating events also strike babies. That’s likely because birth is stressful and particularly hard …

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may have only 10 to 20 years left before it disappears

Get a good look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm as we know it today is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took stunning photos of the Great Red Spot in July 2017 — the closest images we've ever gotten of the giant …

Astronomy

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but.<p>In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his computer …

Bitcoin

Facebook VP: Russia didn’t mean to sway the 2016 election. Former intelligence director: Of course they did.

James Clapper hit back at a Facebook exec’s assertion that Russia’s main objective wasn’t to swing the 2016 election.<p>This week, Facebook looks like it’s trying to give Russia the benefit of the doubt. Rob Goldman, vice president of ads at Facebook, used Twitter on Friday to applaud special counsel …

Mattis Promises DREAMers In The Military That The Country They're Fighting For Won't Deport Them

DACA recipients serving in the military will “not be subject to any kind of deportation” even if the program expires next month, Defense Secretary Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.<p>In a rare assurance to young immigrants serving in the military who were brought to the US illegally …

Immigration

Tech companies are finding big money in smaller payments

The world’s biggest technology companies are changing how software makes them money.<p>Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have each grown their businesses on recurring payments, turning single-time customers into cash cows to be milked all year long.<p>These services are typically paid tiers layered on …

Profit

Supreme Court Won't Stop Pennsylvania Court Order Requiring New Congressional Map For 2018

Republican lawmakers from the Keystone State asked the US Supreme Court to halt enforcement of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that would mean new congressional maps — likely to the benefit of Democrats — would be used for the 2018 elections for Congress. Justice Samuel Alito denied the request.<p>…

Judiciary

Trump in Davos: threatens Palestinians, reassures Brits

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a global summit in the Swiss Alps on Thursday, threatening to stop U.S. aid to the …

Donald Trump

Rupert Murdoch says Facebook needs to pay publishers the way cable companies do

Publishers on Facebook and Google “are not being adequately rewarded for those services,” he says.<p>Rupert Murdoch has an idea for fixing Facebook’s relationship with publishers: The social giant should just pay them.<p>Murdoch, the media mogul who’s chairman of both News Corp and 21st Century Fox, …

Media Industry

A Microwave Makes Homemade Beef Jerky a Snap in this Mad Genius Tip

Homemade beef jerky is delicious, says <i>Food & Wine</i> Culinary Director Justin Chapple, but he also knows there's one big issue with the process of …

The 6 Fakest Fake-News Stories of 2017

In advance of President Trump’s Fake-News Awards, a retrospective on the year’s least credible stories.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> kicked off the new year like any president would: by rage-tweeting about the news media. “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR,” the president …

Donald Trump

Tillerson Prints Out Trump’s Tweets to Help Set Foreign Policy

The secretary of state says it’s “not a bad system.”<p>When he’s not composing tweets from his bed in the palatial East Wing of the White House, <b>Donald Trump</b> will sometimes dictate his thoughts aloud to an aide. It’s a fitting, if somewhat anomalous, system for a president who is famously tech averse. …

Donald Trump

Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at the address they opened fire on the resident, a father of two named Andrew Finch. SWAuTistic, real name …

This unbelievable image of Jupiter’s cloud belts makes me want to move there

Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly …

Astronomy

Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules

WASHINGTON — The most significant attempt to loosen rules imposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is underway in Congress as the Senate looks to pass legislation within the next month that would roll back restrictions on swaths of the finance industry.<p>Buoyed by their success in rewriting …

Wall Street

Blocked by passwords, FBI can't unlock over half of devices seized as evidence

WASHINGTON — The FBI was unable last year to get access to the contents of more than half the electronic devices seized for evidence — a problem that is getting worse, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday.<p>Despite having court orders allowing agents to examine the contents of the devices, the …

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