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Commander Takes Responsibility for Confusion Over Aircraft Carrier

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s top commander in the Pacific accepted full responsibility on Wednesday for a bewildering chain of events this month that mistakenly left the impression that the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was rushing to confront an increasingly belligerent North Korea, when it was …

White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates, Significantly Aiding Wealthy

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in individual and business income tax rates and a radical reordering of the tax code that would significantly benefit the wealthy, but he offered no explanation of how the plan would be financed as he rushed to show progress before …

Italian president: We need a new government urgently

ROME (AP) — Italy's president promised Saturday he'll decide "in the next hours" about who to tap as the next premier, saying the country needs a new …

Donald Trump’s NATO Stance Threatens ‘West’ as We Know It: Experts

If Donald Trump actually follows through on his bold rhetoric he is in danger of tearing NATO apart, and with it the very concept of "the West" itself, according to experts.<p>During his campaign, Trump sent shock waves of alarm through Europe after revealing that he might not come to the aid of his …

Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald …

Thrills May Not Be Over Yet: More Excitement Possible As Election Buzz Lingers

This past week was a historic one, with the surprise election of Donald Trump and the quick reversal in stocks from limit down in overnight trading Tuesday to explosive rallies in stocks and Treasury yields Wednesday and Thursday. We’re probably not going to see such huge swings in the coming week, …

Donald Trump appears to soften on Obamacare and Clinton emails

Donald Trump appears to have softened his stance on a range of sweeping campaign pledges, saying in his first interview since his election as US president that he might not repeal Obamacare and that prosecuting Hillary Clinton over confidential emails was not a priority.<p>The president-elect, who had …

Donald Trump

Trump, McConnell and Ryan: Unlikely new power trio for DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's new power trio consists of a bombastic billionaire, a telegenic policy wonk and a taciturn political tactician. How …

If Trump, The Dealmaker, Wants To Change NAFTA, He Has To Strike A Deal With Congress

Global auto manufacturers fear that president-elect Donald Trump may deal a serious blow to their health by tearing up free trade arrangements like NAFTA, but one expert says companies can relax because even if the new President wanted to scrap treaties, he lacks the power to do it.<p>During his …

About 100 million people couldn’t be bothered to vote this year

Roughly 43 percent of eligible voters didn't bother filling out a ballot this year, according to turnout estimates from the U.S. Elections Project. To look at it another way, the people who could have voted but chose not to vastly outnumbered those who cast a vote for Clinton, Trump or a …

Government

Warren Buffett says economy is weaker than people think

Warren Buffett is worth $70 billion. He is the second-most wealthy person in the world. But he recognizes that the growing income inequality gap in the United States is a big problem. And it may have helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.<p>"The Forbes 400 had $93 billion in 1982, and they got …

Former US ambassador to Moscow banned from entering Russia

Michael McFaul applied for visa to help Hillary Clinton prepare for office Russian source says ambassador was banned in 2014<p>Russia has banned Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Moscow under Barack Obama, from entering the country, McFaul and Russian foreign ministry sources said.<p>Russia has a …

Russia

On last foreign tour, Obama must find a way to explain Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be his grand valedictory tour. Now President Barack Obama must use his last major trip abroad to try to calm …

1,400 migrants rescued at sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 1,400 migrants were rescued Saturday in the Mediterranean, including more than 700 who were taken off a large wooden boat spotted before dawn, organizations involved in the rescues said.<p>Altogether, groups rescued migrants from six boats and a barge, the Italian coast guard said.<p>One of …

Coast Guard

How a Near-Death Experience Shaped Richard Branson’s Life

Billionaire Richard Branson is a fearless, risk-taking entrepreneur. He founded and built the Virgin Group, a conglomerate that controls brands …

Ex-Autonomy CFO indicted in U.S., accused of deceiving HP | Reuters

(Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of British software company Autonomy has been indicted on U.S. charges of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to deceive investors and Hewlett Packard (HPE.N) about his firm’s performance before its sale in 2011.<p>A trader passes by the post where Hewlett …

Russia auto market would fall 30-40 percent in 2016 if no state support: Putin | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s automotive market would shrink by 30 to 40 percent this year if it were not receiving state support, Russian news agencies quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying on Saturday.<p>Vehicles, including Lada cars produced by the Russian automobile maker Avtovaz, are parked on …

Trump advisers back deregulation, privatized Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his triumphant presidential campaign, Donald Trump renounced Republican orthodoxy on a Social Security overhaul.<p>"We're not …

Foreclosures are suddenly spiking across America

Compared to October last year, homes with foreclosure filings still decreased, but this nationwide decrease is covering up what is now happening in 28 states and Washington D.C., according to the Foreclosure Report by ATTOM Data Solutions. There, the inventory of homes with foreclosure filings is …

Kent State University course examines Hillary Clinton campaign, sexism

Kent State University is turning Hillary Clinton's life into a lesson with a new class focused on the Democrat who lost her presidential bid this past week.<p>The course, titled "Hillary Clinton Case Study: Perspectives on Gender and Power," is being taught by the director of the school's women's …

Trump tells '60 Minutes' he will try to keep the 'strongest assets' of Obamacare

Trump made the comments in an interview with Leslie Stahl for CBS' "60 Minutes,"which airs on Sunday. In the same interview, Trump called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a "very strong and very smart" woman.<p>Trump said he would keep one part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, that …

Apple begins hiring staff for new Campus 2 ahead of move-in early next year

Apple has started hiring for positions needed at its new Campus 2 facility ahead of a move-in date expected for sometime early next year.<p>Up until now hiring of employees necessary for construction of the new campus has been handled through a third-party. New job listings on Apple’s website appear …

Brazil is not kind to Chinese tech companies

They also announced that their team would be returning to China. Xiaomi officially released two models in Brazil after entering the market in 2015: the Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Pro.<p>Brazil has very strict trade policies in place to protect its domestic electronics industry, which means foreign cell phone …