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Witnesses Yell 'He Can't Hear You' As Cop Fatally Shoots Deaf Man

<b>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)</b> – Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t …

Law Enforcement

The best jokes on Twitter about Amazon buying Whole Foods

Jokes abound over the grocer's high prices, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth (about $84 billion, making him the third-richest person on the planet), and the fact that Bezos on Thursday solicited Twitter for ideas on how to spend his money.<p>Amazon is paying $42 a share in an all-cash deal, valuing …

Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon is making a big bet on physical stores and the business of food.<p>The online retail giant announced Friday that is buying organic grocery chain Whole Foods (WFM) for $13.7 billion in cash. The deal values Whole Foods at $42 a share, 27% higher than where the stock was trading Thursday.<p>Amazon …

eCommerce

Watch President Trump push a prime minister aside

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance's headquarters Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders.<p>Trump is at the brand-new NATO headquarters in …

Donald Trump

Blowing in the wind: why do so many cities have poor east ends?

From London to Paris, New York to Helsinki, poverty tends to cluster in the east. One study suggests a surprising reason why<p>The question is so obvious that you could easily forget to ask it: why do cities so often have a poor east side? To be clear, the mystery is not why every city has its leafy …

Neat

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

Hospitals, major companies and government offices have been hit by a massive wave of cyberattacks across the globe that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom.<p>Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries, making it one of the …

Cybersecurity

One reason President Donald Trump changed his rhetoric on China? He really likes the Chinese president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump told Fox and Friends on Tuesday he didn't live up to a campaign promise to stare down China over manipulating its currency because, well, he got along better than he thought with Chinese President Xi Jinping.<p>"I didn't soften my stance," Trump said. "Look, …

Donald Trump

Ikea is 'deeply flattered' by this $2,145 high fashion homage to their humble tote

WYD, fashion? Cheap things that are made to look expensive may be acceptable cultural cache in 2017, but not the other way around.<p>Hence, the current …

High Fashion

LeBron James' feud with Charles Barkley has led to a wild theory for why there is a 'good possibility' he won't play against the Thunder

The theory is that, while the Cavs wanted to get their star players some rest anyway, they picked this particular game because it is being broadcast on Barkley's network, TNT, and by sitting, the network's ratings for the game will take a big blow.<p>ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show brought up the …

All flights canceled at New York's JFK airport due to snowstorm

(Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration canceled all inbound and outbound flights at John F. Kennedy Airport on Thursday amid a winter storm that barreled its way through the northeastern United States.<p>A display shows cancelled flights at the Delta Airlines terminal at New York's LaGuardia …

Aviation

Trumpolicy: Day 12

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After a dozen days of the Trump administration, Senate Democrats are fed up enough that they've decided to boycott some committee votes. This may delay the Obamacare repeal and replacement plans, as Tom Price will probably need to wait another week before being confirmed as HHS …

San Francisco challenges Trump's sanctuary city order

<b>(CNN) —</b> San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the US to file a lawsuit over President Donald Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary cities.<p>Signed January 25, the order aims to crack down on sanctuary cities, the term for jurisdictions with policies that limit cooperation between or …

Human rights now face their gravest threat – Trumpism | Natalie Nougayrède

With a populist in the White House, only resistance can protect rights the world struggled to enshrine<p>Remember the 1990s? Anyone who cares about human rights must now recall the era with a knot in their stomach. Compared with what’s happening today, that decade feels like a lost era of …

United flights delayed after computer glitch grounds U.S. planes

(Reuters) - A computer problem forced United Airlines (UAL.N) to ground all domestic flights for about an hour on Sunday evening, causing a cascade of delays and annoying customers throughout the United States.<p>The “ground halt”, which the unit of United Continental Holdings Inc disclosed in a tweet …

Flying

Marching against Trump is only a start

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protesters flooded Washington and gathered in many other cities Saturday to take a stand on President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. The protesters hoped to send a strong message to the world that they oppose this commander-in-chief. They want to make it clear that Trump does not have a …

Rights group: Rise of Trump, far-right leaders puts 'human rights system at risk'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump's victory, as well as the emergence of far-right populist parties in Europe, "have put the postwar human rights system at risk," according to Human Rights Watch.<p>The group of leading human rights proponents cited the President-elect's campaign …

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US spies 'warned Israel not to share intelligence with Trump'

US spies warned their Israeli counterparts that Russia may have “levers of pressure” over Donald Trump and told them to be careful about sharing intelligence with the White House in case it was passed on to the Kremlin, according to Israeli media reports.<p>The American intelligence officials …

This Flight 666 Destined For HEL Is Metal AF

Um, no thank you, I will walk.<p>The Finnair flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki, Finland, is scheduled regularly, but took on a spooky sort of significance on Friday.<p>The flight takes about an hour and a half, according to FlightAware.com.<p>To make matters worse, FlightRadar24 reported that the …

Department of Justice releases report on Chicago police abuse

In perhaps the most damning, sweeping critique ever of the Chicago Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded Friday that the city's police officers are poorly trained and quick to turn to excessive and even deadly force, most often against blacks and Latino residents, without …

Google Maps now displays Uber drivers in real-time

Google made everyone’s lives a bit easier when it added a taxi tab to maps for services like Uber and Lyft – though all it really did was provide a price estimate and link you to the respective app.<p>Now Maps is getting a much more useful integration with ride services. Mainly, it will now show an …

California, Nevada pounded by floods, mudslides

<b>(CNN) —</b> California, Nevada and other parts of the West face more flooding, mudslides and heavy snow as winter storms continue to pound the region.<p>In California, a gigantic mudslide closed a section of Interstate 80 in the Sierras and high winds felled a famous giant sequoia tree with a hollowed-out …

Weather

Days before airport shooting, Florida lawmakers worked on bill to allow guns in airports

Security officials worry that areas like baggage claim are already too vulnerable.<p>On Friday, a gunman opened fire in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood …

Hayden: Intelligence report a 'brick short of a load'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and National Security Agency, said Saturday that the newly-released intelligence report describing Russia's efforts to undermine the US election was "a brick short of a load."<p>The report, released Friday, outlines how Russian President …

Noah Hits 240 Green Lights is a beautiful short film so I don’t really care if it’s fake

Magic?<p>On December 6th, Uber driver Noah Forman claims he drove from Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem to Washington Square Park in downtown Manhattan, then back up to 59th street, across to Second Avenue, and back downtown to the Bowery at Prince Street before hitting a single red light. That’s 240 …

Refugees in Germany fear deportation

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Germany, many asylum seekers are in fear of deportation. Chris Burns reports.

Terrorism

Uber asked a lot of Pittsburgh for its self-driving cars, and offered back very little

When Uber put its self-driving cars on the road in Pittsburgh in September, the launch was presented very much as a partnership between the company and the city. Uber had set up a driverless technologies research center in Pittsburgh 18 months earlier and staffed it with talent from Carnegie Mellon …

Autonomous Cars

Trump accuses Obama of putting up ‘roadblocks’ to a smooth transition

After having repeatedly praised President Obama’s efforts to ensure a smooth transition, President-elect Donald Trump reversed course on Wednesday, accusing the current occupant of the Oval Office of putting “roadblocks” in his way.<p>Trump took to Twitter shortly after 9 a.m., saying he was “doing my …

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Mexico: six severed heads found on Christmas Day

Drug war claims another 13 lives in western region riven by murders and violence<p>Western Mexico’s plague of violence has continued with the discovery of six decapitated heads in one state and the killing of seven people in another.<p>The Michoacan state prosecutor’s office said the six heads were found …