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U.S. ready to restart talks with North Korea, seeks denuclearization by 2021
U.S. ready to restart talks with North Korea, seeks denuclearization by 2021

Pompeo's announcement demonstrated the Trump administration's apparent eagerness to seize on commitments made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a summit with South Korea, even as critics said they did little to put Pyongyang on the course for irreversible denuclearization. The sudden return to diplomacy contrasted with weeks of doubts within the administration about North Korea's intentions to negotiate in good faith. In late August, Trump abruptly canceled Pompeo's planned trip to North Korea, publicly acknowledging for the first time that his effort to get Pyongyang to denuclearize had stalled since his summit with historic Kim in Singapore in June.

The Latest: Wisconsin workplace shooter dead, shot by police
The Latest: Wisconsin workplace shooter dead, shot by police

Officials say the suspect in a Wisconsin workplace shooting has died after being shot by police. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke says there are no other suspects in the attack that occurred Wednesday morning at software company WTS Paradigm. Foulke says the suspect died after being shot by officers

Delta joins United, JetBlue in hiking U.S. baggage fees to $30
Delta joins United, JetBlue in hiking U.S. baggage fees to $30
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 19:51:35Z

Delta Airlines Inc, the second-largest U.S. airline, on Wednesday joined other major airlines in hiking domestic flight baggage fees by $5 per bag to $30. Delta, United and JetBlue are now charging $30 for the first checked bag on domestic routes, up from $25 previously, and $40 for the second bag, up from $35.

Judge Allows Ashley Judd to Pursue Weinstein Blacklisting Suit
Judge Allows Ashley Judd to Pursue Weinstein Blacklisting Suit

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Ashley Judd may pursue her allegations that Harvey Weinstein blackballed her after she declined his sexual advances. However, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez dismissed Judd's sexual harassment claim against the disgraced producer, finding that it would be unprecedented to apply the statute to a prospective employer. "We are very […]

Amazon Will Consider Opening Up to 3,000 Cashierless Stores by 2021
Amazon Will Consider Opening Up to 3,000 Cashierless Stores by 2021

Amazon.com Inc. is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores in the next few years, according to people familiar with matter, an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc., quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera

Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh's accuser struggled to come forward, friends say

Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of Washington, D.C. Born into a well-off family in Montgomery County, Maryland, Ford has said she spent years

Jack Ma: Alibaba is no longer planning to create 1 million U.S. jobs
Jack Ma: Alibaba is no longer planning to create 1 million U.S. jobs

Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba, says that the Chinese retail giant no longer promises to create 1 million U.S. jobs in the wake of an escalating trade conflict.

Grassley sets Friday deadline for Trump top court pick Kavanaugh's accuser
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 17:44:31Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her decades ago has until Friday morning to provide prepared testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.

Apple is officially wading into
Apple is officially wading into 'phablet' territory with the iPhone XS Max - here it is compared to an iPad Mini (AAPL)

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this month, including its largest iPhone yet, the iPhone XS Max. With its 6.5-inch OLED display, the iPhone XS Max is officially wading into "phablet" territory. Back in 2012, the largest iPhone you could get - the iPhone 5 - had a screen that measured just

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison
Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday after spending 15 years in prison.

Immigrant accused of killing Iowa student pleads not guilty
Immigrant accused of killing Iowa student pleads not guilty
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 17:36:16Z

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old farm worker from Mexico accused of stabbing 20-year-old Tibbetts, appeared in a black-and-white striped jumpsuit at his arraignment in Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. "Mr. Rivera pleads not guilty," his lawyer Chad Frese told the judge as Rivera listened through black headphones to a translator.

Texas man behind controversial 3-D printed guns charged with sex assault of minor
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 17:22:33Z

Austin police on Aug. 22 received a report that a girl under the age of 17 had told an abuse counselor that she had sex with Cody Wilson at an Austin hotel for $500, according to an arrest affidavit. A lawyer for Wilson, who was charged with sexually assaulting a minor, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Wilson, 30, founded the group Defense Distributed, which has been selling 3-D firearm-design files on flash drives via regular mail after a U.S. federal judge barred them from posting the blueprints online.

Islamist militants adapted after losses: U.S. State Dept.
Islamist militants adapted after losses: U.S. State Dept.
  • World
  • 2018-09-19 17:10:24Z

In an annual report on the U.S. anti-terrorism fight worldwide, the State Department said militant attacks decreased globally in 2017 by 23 percent from 2016, with a 27 percent reduction in fatalities. The drops were due mostly to "dramatically" reduced extremist attacks in Iraq, said Nathan

Susan Lucci Swears By These Derm Secrets for Her Youthful Look
Susan Lucci Swears By These Derm Secrets for Her Youthful Look

Susan Lucci, one of America's favorite soap opera stars, has emerged as a fitness influencer on social media, and has more than 87,000 Instagram followers to prove it. The 71-year-old All My Children star opened up to Harper's Bazaar about her daily skincare routine, which seems to be shaving decades off her youthful face.You May Also Like: Exactly What Susan Lucci Eats In a Day to Get Her Fit Physique at 71"No matter how tired I am, I never go ...

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2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two women who were being transported to a mental health facility drowned when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina floodwaters, according to authorities.

U.S. prosecutors charge three men in $364 million Ponzi scheme
U.S. prosecutors charge three men in $364 million Ponzi scheme
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 16:15:34Z

Federal prosecutors have accused three men of portraying themselves as investment professionals and using a phony portfolio of consumer debt to defraud hundreds of unwary investors out of tens of millions of dollars as part of a $364 million Ponzi scheme. Kevin Merrill of Maryland, 53, Jay Ledford of Texas and Nevada, 54, and Cameron Jezierski of Texas, 28, misused millions of dollars to maintain a lavish lifestyle, according to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday in a federal court in Baltimore.

Maroon 5 to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime
Maroon 5 to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime

Maroon 5 will be the halftime performers at the 2019 Super Bowl, two sources confirm to Variety. Reps for the group and the NFL could not immediately be reached for comment. While the group is stylistically more similar to recent performers like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars than more controversial ones such as Beyonce and […]

Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser
Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 15:00:54Z

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it would be "unfortunate" if the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault did not testify before a U.S. Senate committee, as he stepped up his defense of the conservative federal appeals court judge. Trump answered questions about Kavanaugh, whose nomination is now in jeopardy in the Senate, as he left the White House to visit hurricane-stricken areas in North Carolina and South Carolina. Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when both were high school students in suburban Maryland.

Trump rips Sessions:
Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Trump, in a Hill.TV interview released on Wednesday, said that he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Trump, a Republican, suggested that Sessions' rocky Senate confirmation hearings may have impacted his

Lindsey Graham Suggests GOP Should Confirm Kavanaugh Quickly Before Midterm Elections
Lindsey Graham Suggests GOP Should Confirm Kavanaugh Quickly Before Midterm Elections

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday argued that the Senate Judiciary

Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 14:12:51Z

The Sept. 11-17 poll found that 36 percent http://polling.reuters.com/#!response/TM1519Y18/type/day/dates/20180801-20180918/collapsed/true of adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court, up 6 points from a similar poll conducted a month earlier. Only 31 percent of U.S. adults polled said they were in favor of Kavanaugh's appointment. If support for his nomination remains this weak, Trump's pick would rank among the lowest-supported Supreme Court nominees to later be confirmed, according to historical data from Gallup.

Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction
Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction

The very last cars Burt Reynolds' personally owned - including a 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am - are headed to auction on September 29 during Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas sale

Pot Stock Tilray Is Now Bigger Than American Air, Clorox, CBS
Pot Stock Tilray Is Now Bigger Than American Air, Clorox, CBS

Tilray Inc., crowned Tuesday as the most valuable pot company, is now bigger than many leaders in other industries -- including household names that are more than 100 years old. The British Columbia, Canada-based cannabis company opened higher by 50.7 percent Wednesday, bringing its total market value

Hackers Are Targeting Bitcoin With a Leaked NSA Software Tip, Report Says
Hackers Are Targeting Bitcoin With a Leaked NSA Software Tip, Report Says

Cases of illicit cryptocurrency mining - the equivalent of minting money - have reportedly surged 459 percent.

10 Companies Already Hurt by President Trump
10 Companies Already Hurt by President Trump's Tariffs

If steep tariffs on goods imported into the United States are only part of a negotiating tactic from President Donald Trump, he certainly has committed to his bluff. Trump's tariffs - the first of which went into effect in early July and prompted an immediate, equivalent response from America&apos

Anita Hill Urges Senate To Avoid 'Sham Proceeding' Against Christine Blasey Ford
Anita Hill Urges Senate To Avoid 'Sham Proceeding' Against Christine Blasey Ford

Anita Hill on Wednesday said the Senate Judiciary Committee should

I Did A Full Face Of Makeup Using Jelly Highlighters and Eye Shadows - And It Looks Amazing
I Did A Full Face Of Makeup Using Jelly Highlighters and Eye Shadows - And It Looks Amazing

Here's why they're worth your dollars.

Back to the future: Sony to release
Back to the future: Sony to release 'classic' PlayStation

Sony announced Wednesday it plans to launch a miniature games console designed like the original PlayStation.

Trump Boasts About Steel Industry
Trump Boasts About Steel Industry's 'New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To Strike

President Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. "It has

NASCAR America: Elliott Sadler wants to shed the bridesmaid role
NASCAR America: Elliott Sadler wants to shed the bridesmaid role

The solution to shedding the role of bridesmaid in his final year is simple for Elliott Sadler: win.

Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats
Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats' hopes of taking Senate: Reuters poll
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 10:15:47Z

The Democratic congressman aiming to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Texas has pulled even in the race, a Reuters poll found, a spark of hope for a party seeking a Senate majority to curb President Donald Trump's agenda. The Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released on Wednesday of several competitive U.S. Senate races offered a mixed picture of Democrats' chances in November of winning the two seats they would need to take control of that chamber. It showed tight races in Arizona, where Democrats are hoping to win a seat held by a retiring Republican, and in Florida, where Republicans aim to unseat a Democratic incumbent.

Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat
Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat's call for tougher firearm laws
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 10:13:16Z

Martin's nuanced view on firearms - he loves them but wants to see tougher restrictions - is one U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke hopes is gaining traction in Texas. O'Rourke, a congressman from El Paso and the Democratic challenger to Ted Cruz in November's Texas Senate race, has made reforming gun laws a central part of his platform, calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. In previous elections, a Democrat calling for gun reforms in Texas, which has the country's highest rate of gun ownership, faced almost certain political suicide.

The original PlayStation is coming back in miniature form with 20 classic games pre-loaded
The original PlayStation is coming back in miniature form with 20 classic games pre-loaded

PlayStation is launching a miniature version of its original PlayStation console in December. The PlayStation Classic will be about 45% smaller than its original counterpart. PlayStation just hit the nostalgia button - big time.

Chelsea Handler On Louis C.K.:
Chelsea Handler On Louis C.K.: 'You Can't Just Come Back And Act Like Nothing Happened'

Chelsea Handler wasn't pleased with Louis C.K. or Aziz Ansari's recent returns

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Go Full Camo in Cute
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Go Full Camo in Cute 'Ranch Life' Pics

The newly engaged couple is having fun in Oklahoma with Joe Jonas.

Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 08:20:28Z

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit North Carolina, which is bearing the brunt of Florence's deadly deluge and where rivers are still rising while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged. Trump's trip to the state follows criticism for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year, and more recently for disputing the official death toll of 3,000 in the U.S. territory. Trump plans to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina at about 10:30 a.m. local time and return to Washington D.C. at 6:15 p.m., according to the White House.

The $100,000 stocks that Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian for Christmas are up by 40% (DE000A1EWW, US02313510)
The $100,000 stocks that Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian for Christmas are up by 40% (DE000A1EWW, US02313510)

Kim Kardashian West might have a future on Wall Street. The reality TV star was gifted shares in five major companies for Christmas last year by her husband Kanye West. The stocks have since soared 40% on average, according to data from Markets Insider.

The 2020 Supra Proves Toyota Hasn't Forgotten How to Make a Sports Car
The 2020 Supra Proves Toyota Hasn't Forgotten How to Make a Sports Car

If someone 10 years from now pops the hood of a lightly wrecked 2020 Toyota Supra and says, "B58 engine, no shiz," or whatever profanity is popular at the time, we'd be surprised. Not that there is anything wrong with the BMW inline-six. If you were setting out to build a rear-wheel-drive sports car powered by a turbocharged inline-six, it's about as good a starting point as you could find.

Former GM exec Bob Lutz predicts conspiracy theorists will soon be asking
Former GM exec Bob Lutz predicts conspiracy theorists will soon be asking 'Who killed Tesla?' (TSLA)

Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors and prominent Tesla critic, would like you to know that he still believes Tesla's days are numbered. The remarks come at another challenging time for Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, as US authorities investigate his claim that he had "funding

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify
Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 04:08:36Z

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday. The development further roiled a confirmation process that once seemed smooth for Kavanaugh, whose confirmation to the lifetime post could consolidate the conservative grip on the top U.S. court.

North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps
North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps

The Korean leaders also announced plans to host the 2032 Summer Olympics together

North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement, if U.S. takes reciprocal measures
North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement, if U.S. takes reciprocal measures

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. North and South Korea agreed that the Korean Peninsula should turn into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats," Moon said following the conclusion of his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ...

Willie Nelson Has 3 Blunt Words For Republicans Angry Over Beto O
Willie Nelson Has 3 Blunt Words For Republicans Angry Over Beto O'Rourke Support

Willie Nelson didn't mince words when asked about a conservative backlash over

Senate Democrats Support Christine Blasey Ford's Request for FBI Probe
Senate Democrats Support Christine Blasey Ford's Request for FBI Probe

A number of Senate Democrats came out Tuesday in support of Christine Blasey

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 02:32:57Z

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services projected the animal death toll after emergency workers and veterinarians spent days in the field assessing losses at farms following the storm. "I'm just assuming, based on the depth of the water that we had in North Carolina and the amount of rainfall, that we probably will exceed what we had in [Hurricane] Matthew," Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said in an interview, referring to hog losses. North Carolina has 8.9 million swine, representing 12 percent of the U.S. herd, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA).

U.S.-China Trade War Spells Divorce of World
U.S.-China Trade War Spells Divorce of World's Biggest Economies

The trade war Donald Trump is waging with China is shifting to a new phase as each new volley of tariffs pushes the world's two biggest economies toward decoupling. Trump unleashed the latest tariffs barrage Monday, provoking a response from China and leaving prospects for a solution to the dispute

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions
Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies.

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify: lawyer
Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify: lawyer
  • US
  • 2018-09-19 01:05:35Z

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, one of her lawyers said on Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is overseeing the nomination, has called a hearing for Monday to look into the matter, and the White House has said Kavanaugh was ready to testify.

China will use trade war with U.S. to replace imports - state media
China will use trade war with U.S. to replace imports - state media

China is not afraid of "extreme measures" the United States is taking in their trade war and will use it as an opportunity to replace imports, promote localisation and accelerate the development of high-tech products, state media said. The People's Daily newspaper, which is published by the ruling Communist Party, made the comments in a front-page article in its overseas edition on Wednesday. The world's two largest economies dove deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

Christine Blasey Ford Calls On FBI To Probe Kavanaugh Accusation Before Hearing
Christine Blasey Ford Calls On FBI To Probe Kavanaugh Accusation Before Hearing

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, says an FBI investigation should be the "first step."

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