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Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends His Block On Trump Travel Ban

President Trump's executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries and suspend the U.S. refugee program has been blocked indefinitely.<p>The state of Hawaii sued to stop the travel ban, arguing the president's policy violates the Constitution. U.S. District Judge …

Law

North Carolina leaders reach deal to repeal bathroom bill, but many see flaws

<b>(CNN) —</b> Late Wednesday night, North Carolina lawmakers and the governor reached an agreement to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill," called HB2.<p>But LGBT groups immediately criticized the deal saying it was a "repeal" in name only with one advocate calling it "HB2.0," and fails to …

North Carolina

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Trump Climate Order

(CHICAGO) — Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming …

Climate Change

Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said he does not want President Donald Trump to work with Democrats on new legislation for revamping the country's health insurance system, commonly called Obamacare.<p>In an interview with "CBS …

Health Care

Trump administration drops human rights conditions to sell fighter jets to Bahrain

US state department told Congress it would abandon Obama-era demands for Gulf state to step back from crackdown on dissidents<p>The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the …

Human Rights

NTSB to begin probe of Texas bus-truck crash that killed 13

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators are getting their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision involving a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members onboard the bus.<p>The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the lone bus survivor …

San Diego

Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

<b>The government will set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book later by publishing details of its Great Repeal Bill.</b><p>Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a "smooth and stable transition" with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges.<p>It will also incorporate …

Brexit

Trump, conservatives try to put aside bitterness to cut tax deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Raw feelings and mistrust could pose an obstacle to President Donald Trump and hard-line conservative lawmakers in his Republican Party as they seek to rebound from defeat on healthcare legislation by launching into an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.<p>Trump has accused the …

U.S. Congress

Trump administration may seek only minor adjustments to Nafta

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is signaling to Congress it would seek mostly modest changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement in upcoming negotiations with Mexico and Canada despite President Trump having called the trade deal a “disaster” during the campaign.<p>According to an …

NAFTA

Toyota Recalls 2.9M Vehicles Globally Over Airbags

Toyota Motor on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators.<p>Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars, Mitsubishi Motors Corp …

Markets

Even ExxonMobil Wants President Trump to Stick With the Paris Climate Deal

ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company, is urging the White House to stick with the global climate agreement reached in …

Climate Change

Ford is looking to boost Canada's auto industry after years of job losses to the US and Mexico

MONTREAL, DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford will announce on Thursday production of a new engine in the Canadian province of Ontario, two sources familiar with the matter said, in an investment that would boost Canada's auto industry after years of job losses to Mexico and the United States.<p>The sources said …

Canada

Jeff Bezos is world's second-richest person

The king of e-commerce has beat the Oracle of Omaha.<p>Jeff Bezos, Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO, is now the second-richest person on the planet, besting Warren Buffett of Omaha-based investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway(BRKA). Bezos' wealth climbed to $75.6 billion on Wednesday, according to …

Markets

Jared Kushner family firm and Chinese company end talks over skyscraper deal

Anbang was discussing buying stake in Fifth Avenue building in New York Critics had suggested China was seeking to curry favor with White House<p>Talks between the family of Jared Kushner and a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper are over.<p>The Kushner Companies confirmed on …

Jared Kushner

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ unveiled with 'infinity display'

Brand hopes to win back consumer trust after Note 7 debacle with new phone that’s almost completely bezel-free and includes its new virtual assistant<p>Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the company’s first flagship phones since the Note 7 debacle in 2016 threatened to sink its brand in the …

Samsung Galaxy

Trump plans to sign broadband privacy repeal into law

<i>(Reuters)</i> – President Donald Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday.<p>Republicans in Congress on Tuesday narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no …

Net Neutrality

Police report explains little about Uber's autonomous wreck

After one of its self-driving Volvos in Tempe, Arizona was struck by another car, Uber temporarily shut down all autonomous testing in the state and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No major injuries resulted and both sites resumed operations early this week. But even after the Tempe Police …

Driverless Cars

Facebook will launch group chatbots at F8

Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time news such as a sports game’s progress, e-commerce deliveries and more, according to three sources familiar with the development of the …

Facebook

Lyft is turning cabs into fixed-route shuttles in its latest experiment

Lyft is trialing a new service called Shuttle, which sees cabs operating along a fixed route with set pickup and drop-off points in San Francisco and Chicago.<p>That’s handy for people who commute the same way each day. In addition to increasing reliability for frequent users, Shuttle brings the added …

Uber

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

<b>Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset's browser.</b><p>A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed.<p>However the ransomware was fake - …

Ransomware

Google’s Eric Schmidt confirms the Essential smartphone runs Android

Android co-founder’s new phone does in fact run Android<p>Earlier this week, Android co-founder Andy Rubin posted a picture teasing the first smartphone from his new company, Essential. At the time, we speculated that the bezel-less device would be running Android, but now it’s been confirmed — in a …

Google

Warriors, Stephen Curry Knock Off Spurs with Help of David West's Bench Heroics

The Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start at AT&T Center to earn their first win over the San Antonio Spurs this season.<p>Golden State trailed by as many as 22 points in the first quarter, but the Splash Brothers helped lead the team back to a 110-98 victory Wednesday.<p>Stephen Curry was the star …

Basketball

Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder's 114-106 OT win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With as prolific a scorer as Russell Westbrook is, the Oklahoma City Thunder never feel as though any deficit is too much to overcome.<p>Oklahoma City stormed back from a double-digit deficit behind another eye-popping performance by Westbrook to upend Orlando 114-106 in overtime …

NBA

Wizards’ defense is a no-show in Los Angeles as Clippers roll to victory

LOS ANGELES — As John Wall displayed his artistry in front of another road audience and Bradley Beal rewrote the franchise history books, the Washington Wizards could not reward these performances with the one statistic that mattered.<p>On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Clippers dismantled the Wizards’ …

NBA

Mets’ Jeurys Familia Suspended for 15 Games

Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia was suspended on Wednesday for the first 15 games of the 2017 season in connection with a domestic violence incident last year involving his wife.<p>The suspension was handed down by Commissioner Rob Manfred, and Familia will not appeal. Familia, an All-Star closer, …

Baseball

Las Vegas' bids for getting NCAA championship events hit snag

Sports in Las Vegas is booming, but the NCAA hasn't changed its stance on sports gambling<p>A possible landmark change in the NCAA’s stance against placing championship events in Nevada now seems to be on hold.<p>Next month, the NCAA Board of Governors will consider a formal proposal from UNLV and the …

Las Vegas

Venus beats Kerber in Miami, Konta ousts Halep

(Reuters) - Britain's Johanna Konta recovered from the brink of defeat at the Miami Open on Wednesday to beat third seed Simona Halep in the quarter-final.<p>Halep was only two points from victory in the second set, but could not put away her opponent, who pounced on the Romanian's evident emotional …

Rio Olympics

Malcolm Brogdon silenced the Celtics with this impossible fadeaway

This was Brogdon’s Rookie of the Year moment.<p>Maybe the Cavaliers will get that No. 1 seed back faster than we expect. Look at this Malcolm Brogdon shot that cemented a critical Bucks road win over the Celtics.<p>Avery Bradley — one of the league’s best defensive guards — is all over him. Doesn’t …

Basketball

6 Spring Beauty Launches You Need to Know About

With a brand new season come the latest and greatest seasonal collections. This spring, the beauty offerings are shaping up to be more exciting than ever, from library-scented fragrances and lightweight cream blushes, to 3D highlighters and gel-finish polishes. Scroll down to see the 6 launches …

Fashion

The Best Spring Makeup Priced at $10 and Under

Who says you have to drop your entire paycheck to restock your makeup supply for the spring? If our math is correct, you could buy everything on the below list and come just shy of $100. Whether your current supply needs a revamp, or you just feel the need to get new beauty products (don't worry, …

Skin Care

Perms Are Coming Back—but They’re Getting a Modern Makeover

As a woman of the millennial generation, I cannot relate to perms personally. What I <i>do</i> know about them is what pop culture tells me. The voluminous look ran the ‘80s—the bigger, the better—and it was a win for celebrities like Olivia Newton John, Julia Roberts, and even the queen of pop herself, …

Fashion

Leonardo DiCaprio, Q-Tip bro it up at intimate showcase

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday.<p>The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic performed songs in a …

Entertainment

Katy Perry, Stormzy and The XX join Glastonbury as first 2017 line-up revealed

The first line-up poster for Glastonbury 2017 has been revealed in one of the earliest billing announcements from the festival in years.<p>The XX, Katy Perry, Lorde, Solange and Stormzy will join headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran across the three days of main stage programming.<p>The …

Festivals

Oscars keeping accounting firm despite best picture snafu

<b>(CNN) —</b> The board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to retain the services of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, despite the best picture mix up at the Oscars in February.<p>The 54-person board voted Tuesday to keep PwC, which has handled the ballots for …

Entertainment

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Undergoes Surgery to Get ‘Un-Broken’ Following Calf Injury

Get well soon, Maksim Chmerkovskiy!<p>The <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> pro posted a hospital selfie on Instagram and Twitter late Wednesday evening as he …

Entertainment

Christopher Nolan Champions The Theatrical Release For ‘Dunkirk,’ Right After Warner Bros Announces Their VOD Goals

If you’ve caught the special teaser for <i>Dunkirk</i> at your local IMAX theater, you are aware the type of spectacle Christopher Nolan is looking to bring to theaters this summer. The director has long supported the use of film over digital and pushes the theatrical format over the new trends in mobile …

Movies

Ben Affleck Surprises CinemaCon With First Official Appearance Since Leaving Rehab

Batman returns! Ben Affleck blew fans away when he made a surprise stop at CinemaCon on March 29, not just because they were excited to see the …

Justice League

Newswire: Annabelle 2 gets new title, possible origin story

<i>It</i> wasn’t the only horror feature Warner Bros. showed off at CinemaCon today, with <i>Variety</i> reporting that attendees were treated to a quick clip of crucifix-wielding <i>24: Legacy</i> star Miranda Otto in <i>Annabelle 2</i>, now retitled <i>Annabelle: Creation</i>.<p>We can only assume that means New Line’s favorite murder …

Movies

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