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Congress approves stopgap spending bill to prevent federal shutdown, but Obamacare repeal stalls

Congress avoided a government shutdown Friday as President Trump marks his first 100 days in office, but failed to serve up a decisive legislative accomplishment for the White House as Republican leaders shelved another attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>The House approved a …

ObamaCare

U.S. Economy Grew 0.7% in First Quarter, Slowest in Three Years

The U.S. economy expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending, …

After Apple cuts off payments, Qualcomm slashes expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — Qualcomm is slashing its profit expectations after saying that Apple is now refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.<p>Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm earlier this year, saying that the San Diego chipmaker has abused its control over essential technology and charged …

Apple

'It was designed for terrible things to happen:' We spoke to someone who said she was 'locked indoors' with 'no food or water' at the chaotic Fyre Festival

A luxury festival in the Bahamas has descended into chaos as party-goers have been left without food or water and severe flight delays home.<p>Fyre Festival, advertised as "a cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food" on the island of Great Exuma, has been branded a "disaster" and a …

Festivals

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Face A Muted Start, Even As Amazon, Alphabet Get Set To Roar

First-quarter GDP data on deck before the bell<p>Wall Street was set for a slightly lower open Friday, as investors braced for more earnings and a possible government shutdown, a day after Nasdaq closed at a fresh record high.<p>A first reading on U.S. economic growth in the first quarter could also …

Markets

10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, GOOG, SBUX, MSFT)

Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes<p>Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Trump's first 100 days are coming to an end.</b> President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office are up on Saturday. While Trump has yet to see any of his major agenda items pass through Congress, he's currently trying to repeal and replace …

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Illinois inmates attack correctional officers on video

Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is seeking attempted murder charges on three maximum security inmates who attacked two correctional deputies.<p>At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, three detainees repeatedly punched two correctional deputies in a housing tier in Division 9, the super …

Crime

MORNING BRIEF: Tillerson says China threatens North Korea with sanctions

China has threatened Pyongyang with sanctions if the rogue government continues to disregard calls to stop conducting nuclear tests, which are seen as a provocation to its regional neighbors and the U.S, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.<p>Tillerson, in an interview with Fox News on …

North Korea

Ratings: Fox's 'Kicking & Screaming' Finale Sinks to Series Lows

The Hannah Simone-hosted “Kicking & Screaming” season finale slipped to series lows on Thursday, matching its worst-ever TV rating in the key 18-49 …

TV

Judge Abdus-Salaam captured nine times on video before death

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was captured on video nine times before she disappeared and her body was found in the Hudson River, sources said Friday.<p>The …

Justice

Calendar: What investors need to know for the week ahead

<i>Business calendar: A daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead:</i><b><br>Monday May 1</b><p>Japan manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)<br>Markets closed in China, U.K. and Euro zone<p>(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. personal spending and …

Stocks

Oil prices lift TSX futures; GDP data awaited - Article

Canada's main stock index futures were trading higher on Friday as oil prices rebounded after dropping to a one-month low the previous day.<p>June …

Markets

The ruble is gaining after Russia's central bank surprises with a bigger than expected rate cut

The Russian ruble is climbing after the Central Bank of Russia cut rates by more than expected.<p>The petro-currency is up by 0.3% at 56.7957 per dollar as of 8:07 a.m. ET after climbing by 0.5% earlier.<p>The Russian central bank lowered rates earlier Friday by 50 basis points to 9.25%. Most economists …

Russia

Fans flying high as Oilers take aim at Ducks for Game 2 [Video]

Blair Gladue has been an Edmonton Oilers superfan since 2006.

Ice Hockey

Police looking for man after alleged indecent acts in the East End

Toronto police are looking for a man who allegedly committed indecent acts in the areas of The Beach and Leslieville.The most recent instance was on …

Crime

'I'm On A Strict Low-Carb, High-Protein Diet—Here's What It's Like'

One woman shares her experience on the Profile by Sanford diet.<p><b>Age:</b> 27<b><br>Job:</b> Nurse<b><br>Location:</b> Davenport, Iowa<b><br>Current weight:</b> 153 pounds<b><br>Goal weight:</b> 125 pounds<b><br>Height:</b> 5'4"<b><br>Diet duration:</b> One year<b><br>Weight lost so far:</b> 10 lbs.<p>After gaining roughly 45 pounds in college, I joined a new gym called Kosama for an …

Fitness

Chinese Company Chuwi Comes With Two More Products Aimed At Microsoft's Surface Line

I’m currently typing this piece on the Hi 13 from Shenzhen-based company Chuwi. The device, as you can see from the photo above, looks like a laptop in the MacBook mold, but it is, similar to the Hi 10 Plus I reviewed two months ago, a 2-in-1 tablet with an extra keyboard add-on. The Hi 13 is …

Tablets

Chinese Sexuality, Subverted, in 'Taxi Stories'

The new film <i>Taxi Stories,</i> from acclaimed writer-director Doris Yeung, tells the intersecting tales of three contemporary Asians — a closeted Beijing …

LGBTQ

Making History clip: A wall will be built between Massachusetts and Connecticut. And Connecticut is paying.

On the next episode of <i>Making History</i>, Chris is in a jam, which is not unlike most episodes of <i>Making History</i>. But on Sunday, Fox’s time-travel comedy will find our put-upon history professor — played by Yassir Lester — in danger of losing his tenure-tracked gig. Perhaps this problem can be solved …

Connecticut

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Threaten To Snap Win Streak, With Draghi On Deck

Deutsche Bank shares fall despite doubling in profit<p>European stocks fell Thursday for the first time in seven sessions, with Deutsche Bank AG shares falling despite a leap in profit, as investors awaited monetary-policy details from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.<p>The Stoxx Europe 600 …

Markets

‘We both wished we had cameras’: Toronto firefighter talks about dramatic rescue of woman on crane

Print<p>TORONTO — Rob Wonfor worked his way up the slanted steel beams of the construction crane. After an hour or so, he had climbed high enough to …

Canadian News

Man charged with shooting Avon Technifab employee, police say

AVON, Ohio -- A 28-year-old Lorain man is accused of shooting an Avon Technifab employee Thursday morning and crashing into his car, police …

Crime

This Glee Star Thinks The Bachelor Has Lost That Lovin' Feeling

Sorry, Nick Viall and JoJo Fletcher — Matthew Morrison just doesn't believe in the sanctity of your reality show-spurned love. The former <i>Glee</i> actor and Broadway star is starring in a new movie, <i>After the Reality</i>, which looks at what happens to dating show contestants after the cameras and charm are …

Entertainment

What's On Tonight: Superstore invites you to celebrate a match made on (and in) Cloud 9

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, April 27. All times are Eastern.<p>Top pick<p><b>Superstore (NBC, 8:00/8:30 p.m.):</b> <i>Powerless</i>’ defeat at the hands of the Peacock Programmer means two-for-one <i>Superstore</i> tonight. Only one of those episodes is new, but it’s a doozy: “Cheyenne’s Wedding” depicts …

TV

Crane climber released on bail

A woman who was arrested after spending hours perched high above Toronto on a crane Wednesday morning has been granted bail.<p>Marisa Lazo, 23, was …

Crime

LIVE STREAM: Roger Federer vs. John Isner in The Match for Africa 4

On Saturday evening, the Tennis Channel will broadcast The Match for Africa 4, an exhibition match that will benefit the Roger Federer Foundation.The …

Tennis

22 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Our very own Burgers & Beer event, dance performances on the Santa Monica Pier, the tale of a fake black metal band, and more fun stuff to do and see …

Los Angeles

Missing Maya

This week I came across a favorite quote about character. It said: “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude …

Rolex

What’s On Tonight: ‘Catastrophe’ Is Back And ‘Dear White People’ Comes To Netflix

<b>Dear White People</b> (Netflix) – Netflix’s latest reboot comes courtesy of Justin Simien’s satirical comedy. The show follows the same format as the film with a handful of black students addressing everything from police violence to how the Republican Party invented the McRib while attending a …

TV

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day - Bloomberg

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>It's decision day at the ECB, Trump makes a u-turn on NAFTA, and Deutsche Bank …

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