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National Photographic Portrait prize finalists – in pictures

A selection of the finalists of the 2018 National Photographic Portrait prize. There were 3,224 entries this year and 43 finalists. The exhibition will be at the National Portrait Gallery from 24 March until 17 June, before touring the country.

National Portrait Gallery

Louisiana pastor who erected third-largest cross in US busted for possession of meth: report

A pastor in Louisiana who erected the third-largest cross in America at his church is being held at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility after being …

Woman sues restaurant alleging she was hurt by drag queen's breast

A Florida woman is suing a Tampa restaurant for $1.5 million alleging she was injured by a drag queen’s breast while she was eating dinner in 2015.<p>Neldin Molina said she was at Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa on May 30, 2015, celebrating a friend’s birthday when the incident occurred, FOX 4 NOW reported. …

What happened when I ate egg whites for breakfast every day for 2 weeks

What is life without a runny yolk?<p>Confession: When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit. Most mornings, I have two eggs. Hard boiled, scrambled, over-easy — you name it (I’m not picky). Sometimes with spinach or kale. Sometimes with a side of fruit.<p>So when I was asked to eat egg whites …

Fellow inmate says Parkland shooting suspect was ‘lost in his mind'

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — For three days, Andrew Bryant said he watched the Parkland shooting suspect inside his jail cell.<p>Bryant, an inmate at the …

California Democratic Party won't endorse Dianne Feinstein

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, …

Democratic Party

Robert Mueller’s Distinctly American Indictments

For all the talk of Kremlin puppetry, the heart of the offenses involves the startling sums of money in normal American politics.<p>Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, has lately been moving so fast that it is becoming …

Walmart learned a valuable lesson a decade ago — and it's a warning for huge companies like Amazon

Walmart went through some big changes in the mid-2000s, and it's a huge lesson for any company that operates on a similar scale.<p>Speaking to attendees at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show in New York City in January, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon explained the company had not cared much …

eCommerce

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that …

The American Midwest is quickly becoming a blue-collar version of Silicon Valley

The economic engine of Silicon Valley seems to have driven right by the Midwest. America’s urban coastal cities have enjoyed an explosion in their technology sectors. New York’s Silicon Alley and Boston’s biotech corridor are world-class incubators of talent and startups. Austin (Texas), Seattle …

Silicon Valley

A Race Against Time to Excavate an Ancient African Civilization

Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.<p>In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, …

9 of the Wildest Misconceptions About Cast Iron, Debunked

Everyone seems to agree that cast iron cookware is wonderful, and everyone seems to believe they know best about how it should be used and cared for. …

Illinois Republican Called Black Female Attorney General Candidate ‘Lesbo’ and Used N-Word

<b>Question:</b> What does a Republican call a black woman who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois, finished Harvard Law School, won …

Machines had their fingerprints all over a Dow rout for the ages

<b>Video by Wochit</b><p>Risk parity funds. Volatility-targeting programs. Statistical arbitrage. Sometimes the U.S. stock market seems like a giant science …

Philadelphia fan empties his 401k to see the Eagles win the Super Bowl

The 401(k) is having a moment.<p>President Donald Trump has been constantly touting his administration’s role in making them fatter. Social media is …

Bond prices slide amid bubble warnings

The selloff in Treasury bonds is steepening, pushing the 30-year yield above the three percent threshold. That's a line in the sand many bond market …

Stock plunge may not end until interest rates stop going up

Stock investors are finally getting a taste of a higher interest rate world, and so far, they don't like what they see.<p>A rapid snap-up in Treasury …

What selloff? ETFs see $4 billion daily inflows as stocks falter

When stocks fall, investors typically pull money out of the market. But when U.S. equities suffered their worst two-day slump since May, some traders …

Amazon HQ2 Spurs Worries of a Wage War in Winning City

Company’s hunt for a second home is a cause of concern for some employers near the possible sites<p>Amazon.com Inc. plans to hire thousands of people in the area it picks as a second home from a shortlist of 20 locations. That’s worrying other companies because it could become more difficult to …

Amazon HQ2

The big mistake investors make once they hit that first $1 million

<b>Video by The Wall Street Journal</b><p>Rich people — really rich people — have an inside joke about spending in retirement: They call it “skiing.”<p>Not skiing …

Fujifilm gains control of Xerox to form $18 billion company

Fujifilm Holdings is gaining control of Xerox Corp. in a deal that would create an $18 billion company and see the iconic American corporate giant …

Decade of Easy Cash Turns Bond Market Upside Down

Debt deals set records from Tajikistan to East Rutherford, N.J., as investors keep hunting yield<p>Last fall, a hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the government of Portugal and a cruise-ship operator all issued debt at unusually low interest rates. The seemingly unconnected deals are part of a …

Stock Markets

Marked for death: Detroit ditching cars to mint money off trucks

With lucrative sport utility vehicle and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs …

White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Uninformed’

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s chief of staff privately told a group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that Mr. Trump had not been “fully informed” when promising voters a wall along the Mexican border last year, and said that he had persuaded the president it was not necessary. He also …

Donald Trump

Trump’s highly anticipated “Fake News Awards” land with a thud

President Donald Trump’s “Fake News Awards” landed with a giant thud Wednesday night, as the link to the award page Trump tweeted out led to a 404 …

Tribune News Service | Preview | The economic riddle for 2018: Will the middle and working classes see any gains from the big tax cut?

BC-HILTZIK-COLUMN:LA — business (1450 words)<p>The economic riddle for 2018: Will the middle and working classes see any gains from the big tax …

Self-made millionaire: Forget skipping Starbucks. Here are 5 real ways to get rich

Too many people out there are offering ridiculous ideas on how you can become rich. Many of those ideas are about cutting back.<p>I can promise you that …

A simple step I took in 2016 has made all the difference with my money

When I moved to New York City two years ago on an intern's salary, my priority was staying afloat: making sure more money was coming in than going …