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With Bill O’Reilly Out, Fox Rivals See a Chance to Move In

Starting this week, a new era for prime-time cable news begins.<p>Tucker Carlson will assume Fox News’s 8 p.m. time slot on Monday, the first time in nearly two decades that Bill O’Reilly will not be kicking off Fox News’s prime-time lineup.<p>And Fox’s competitors are taking notice.<p>Mr. O’Reilly’s …

Malaysia Airlines CEO attempts 'greatest turnaround'

It may be the toughest job in the aviation industry.<p>Peter Bellew is overseeing the revamping of Malaysia Airlines, the struggling carrier that was nationalized after itlost two passenger jets with hundreds of people aboard in separate disasters in 2014.<p>Bellew, the airline's third CEO in less than …

Aviation

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.<p>Trump …

U.S. Congress

Le Pen faces Macron in final round of French presidential election

<b>(CNN) —</b> Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the country's political establishment, sending far-right populist Marine Le Pen and political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country's presidential election.<p>With 97% of polling stations declared, newcomer Macron was …

France

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.<p>North …

North Korea

Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday

The state of Arkansas plans to execute two inmates on Monday evening, which would make it the first U.S. state in 17 years to put a pair of convicts to death on the same day.<p>A flurry of last-minute legal appeals at both the state and federal level are expected, though their likelihood of success …

Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack as Pentagon chief flies in

Army chief of staff and defence minister resign over deadly assault, as James Mattis prepares to meet US and Afghan troops<p>Afghanistan’s top two defence officials have resigned after a Taliban attack killed more than 140 soldiers at an army base, as the US defence secretary, James Mattis, touched …

Taliban

SHUTDOWN WATCH -- PLAYBOOK POWER LIST: The New Guard -- OBAMA IS BACK -- ALEX ISENSTADT on GOP sounding alarms on 2018 -- The New Yorker on STEVE BANNON’s time in Hollywood -- B’DAY: Zack Roday

Driving the Day<p><b>Listen to the Playbook Audio Briefing</b> http://bit.ly/2oDfb2C ... <b>Subscribe on iTunes</b> http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... <b>Visit the online home of Playbook</b> http://politi.co/2f51Jnf<p><b>Good Monday morning. IT’S A BIG WEEK!</b> Absent congressional action, the government shuts down Friday night. Trump is …

Steve Bannon

Charge Rodrigo Duterte With Mass Murder, Lawyer Tells The Hague

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A Filipino lawyer asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity in the killings of thousands of people over three decades.<p>The lawyer, Jude Josue …

Philippines

Senate To Vote On Sonny Perdue As Trump's Agriculture Secretary

Critics say the Agriculture Department, which is responsible for food policy and rural initiatives, is at a disadvantage without a leader. Farmers wonder about the government programs they rely on.

Sonny Perdue

Trump's First 100 Days: Tax And Economic Policies

As part of this week's examination of President Trump's first 100 days, David Greene talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about Trump's progress on tax, economic and regulatory policies.

Equality

Obama Returning to Public Stage for First Time in University of Chicago Forum

Barack Obama will return to the public stage on Monday for the first time since leaving office, advisers told NBC News Sunday.<p>The 44th president will appear in a forum at the University of Chicago with a group of politically diverse students from high school age to graduate school level.<p>Obama, who …

Barack Obama

Trump's First 100 Days: Foreign Interests

Ethics experts warned that if Trump didn't divest, he would be violating the constitutional ban on benefits from foreign governments. He hasn't divested and his sons are expanding global properties.

April 24

Playbook Power List: The New Guard

1<p>The West Wing<p>Hope Hicks, Eli Miller, Raj Shah<p>Emerging operators in Trump’s White House<p>Read Bio<p>2<p>Foreign Policy<p>Fiona Hill, Brian Hook, Matt Mowers, Matt Pottinger<p>The operatives making a name for themselves in foreign policy<p>3<p>The Opposition<p>South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Chris Murphy of …

Foreign Policy

Kendrick Lamar's mom is the emoji queen and we're not worthy

There are parents whose emoji game is just gold. But we strongly believe Kendrick Lamar's mum could beat 'em all.<p>Lamar's newly released album, <i>DAMN</i>, shot straight to number one in the U.S. charts and his mum, Paula Oliver, was over the moon about it.<p>On Saturday, she sent an emoji-filled text message …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Zayn Gave Gigi Hadid Some Major Birthday Love

It would appear that Taylor Swift has abandoned her tradition of posting glowing tributes to her friends on their birthdays. Certified squaddie Gigi Hadid turned 22 yesterday, and there hasn't been a peep from her pop star pal. But that's cool, because Zayn Malik is here to pick up the slack.<p>The …

One Direction

Taking a look at the Nationals’ next series, at the Colorado Rockies

Dusty Baker and his players worried about this three-city road trip. More accurately, they dreaded it, in large part due to the cross-country flight looming after an 8 p.m. game in New York Sunday night that ended in a 6-3 win. Even as intimidating travel days go, Sunday’s trip stood apart.<p>So that …

Baseball

Report: LG X Power 2 with 4,500 mAh battery to be released in June

A few days before MWC 2017 began, LG took the wraps off the X Power 2. The smartphone was initially expected to go on sale in March, which unfortunately didn’t happen.<p><i>Etnews</i> now reports that LG will release the device in early June, first in South Korea. It will be available at all three major …

April 24

China clamps down on excess steel as Japan decries Trump ‘protectionism’

Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would open a probe into cheap steel exports from China and elsewhere.<p>Analysts say the revocations were unlikely to …

China

Natural Gas Is Eerily Quiet As It Grinds Its Way Towards $3

The warm winds of spring.<p>Inventory increases had little effect on the price.<p>$3 is a significant psychology level.<p>Winter is a long way off, but four …

Commodities

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific.<p>Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers …

U.S. Politics

Peggy Whitson Breaks Record For Longest Time In Space By A U.S. Astronaut

And she smashed another record just last month.<p>As thousands of people marched in protest of President Donald Trump’s anti-science agenda, astronaut Peggy Whitson was in space breaking yet another record.<p>Early Monday morning, Whitson marked her 535th cumulative day in space, becoming the first U.S. …

NASA

Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived unannounced in Afghanistan.<p>Mattis is in Kabul to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more U.S. troops. His visit comes three days after a Taliban attack on a northern Afghanistan army base …

War

Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a deadline looming this week to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Congress returns to work on Monday as President Donald Trump leans on Democrats to include funding for his promised border wall with Mexico in spending legislation.<p>The Republican president took to Twitter …

President Donald Trump

100 days in, Democrats' biggest asset is Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The messaging woes with rural, white Americans, the hurt feelings over a bitter primary, the lagging national party infrastructure, the Republican-dominated statehouses decimating unions and limiting voting access -- all of the challenges that doomed Democrats in 2016's election still exist.<p>…

U.S. Politics

Studiocanal Takes Multi-Market Home-Entertainment Rights to ‘American Gods’

Studiocanal has bought exclusive home-entertainment rights to Starz’s “American Gods” for the U.K., France and Germany. The deal with producer and …

Mythology

Is #MileyCyrus' Return To #TheVoice Causing Tension Behind-The-Scenes?

Could Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine be planning an exit from <i>The Voice</i>?<p>As fans await the casting announcement for <i>The Voice</i> Season 13, …

Olympics: AOC to meet in wake of bullying allegations

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is to hold a "crisis meeting" this week after allegations of bullying were leveled against a senior executive, local media reported on Monday.<p>Former CEO Fiona de Jong, who departed the AOC in December, confirmed to local media she had …

Australia

'We've let him down' – Ramsey wants FA Cup win to repay Wenger

The Gunners midfielder concedes the players have let their manager down in another underwhelming season at the Emirates Stadium<p>Aaron Ramsey has challenged Arsenal to win the FA Cup and repay the great faith that Arsene Wenger has shown in the players this season for little reward.<p>The Gunners came …

English Premier League

Obama re-emerges in public after avoiding political spotlight

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Former President Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency here in his adopted hometown of Chicago on Monday, three months after handing off the baton to President Donald Trump.<p>The 44th president is slated to speak with young leaders at an event at …

Barack Obama