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Stocks under pressure as US-China trade talks begin
Stocks under pressure as US-China trade talks begin

Stock markets were under pressure Thursday as traders anxiously awaited news from high-level US-China trade talks under way in Beijing.

These Easter Desserts Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat
These Easter Desserts Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat

White supremacist sentenced for killing black man with sword
White supremacist sentenced for killing black man with sword

NEW YORK (AP) - A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword wanted to ignite a worldwide race war, a prosecutor told a judge who sentenced the man Wednesday to life in prison without parole.

In-Depth Photos of the New 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M
In-Depth Photos of the New 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M

First female Viper demo team pilot removed from position after 2 weeks
First female Viper demo team pilot removed from position after 2 weeks

The United States Air Force has removed Capt. Zoe Kotnik from her position as the head of the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper demonstration team.

The rise and fall of
The rise and fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's most wanted gangster

The audacious exploits of "El Chapo," or "Shorty," captured the world's imagination and turned him into a folk hero for some in Mexico, despite the thousands of people killed by his brutal Sinaloa cartel. Beyond putting Guzman's personal life and drug dealings on public display, the case has also highlighted Mexico's longtime fight to bring down its chief adversary in the bloody war on drug trafficking. Six months earlier, he had humiliated Mexico's then-president, Enrique Pena Nieto, by escaping from prison through a mile-long (1.6-km-long) tunnel dug straight into his cell and equipped with a motorbike - his second time escaping a Mexican penitentiary.

The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack
The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack

Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aid
Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The International Committee of the Red Cross has talked to the United States about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, an official with the agency said Friday.

Tesla drivers are getting screwed by the polar vortex
Tesla drivers are getting screwed by the polar vortex

Keep those batteries charged.

New Jersey man accused of staging a slip-and-fall incident at business

A 57-year-old man is facing insurance fraud and other charges in connection with allegedly staging a slip and fall incident at a local business.

Guaido Says Venezuelan Police Came to His Home to Intimidate Him
Guaido Says Venezuelan Police Came to His Home to Intimidate Him

During a news conference on the opposition's economic plans, Guaido, who is gathering international support in his bid to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, abruptly announced that the feared Special Action Force had come to his house. "They came into my home asking for Fabiana," Guaido said, referring to his partner, who accompanied him on stage.

2 Suspects Plead Guilty in Murder of Woman Whose Body Was Dismembered, Scattered
2 Suspects Plead Guilty in Murder of Woman Whose Body Was Dismembered, Scattered

Two of the four people facing charges in the grisly murder of Megan Metzger in Virginia have pleaded guilty.

State of the Union Will Be Another Wasted Opportunity
State of the Union Will Be Another Wasted Opportunity

With the government shutdown over, for now, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited him to Congress on Feb. 5. White House speechwriters try to compose an oration with a theme and a structure, only to be undermined as one after another new sentence or paragraph is inserted until the thing just becomes an ungainly laundry list of policy proposals. The address furnishes a deadline for the administration to make decisions.

Guaido rules out risk of civil war in Venezuela
Guaido rules out risk of civil war in Venezuela

Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido ruled out the possibility of civil war in his country, saying the overwhelming majority of his compatriots wanted Nicolas Maduro to step down. In an interview to Spain's El Pais newspaper published Thursday, Guaido repeated an appeal to Venezuela's armed forces to take his side. "The risk of a civil war in Venezuela does not exist, despite what certain people want to believe or want to let us believe.

How small businesses can prepare for the next government shutdown
How small businesses can prepare for the next government shutdown

Entrepreneurs are still recovering from the government shutdown and aren't likely to forget their pain come election time.

Venezuela's Russian Bank Grows Assets as U.S. Sanctions Hit Home
Venezuela's Russian Bank Grows Assets as U.S. Sanctions Hit Home

Evrofinance Mosnarbank, owned by Venezuela's development bank and Russia's state-controlled Gazprombank and VTB Group, was in the top ten percent of Russia's 100 biggest lenders last year in terms of growth in assets. Its net assets surged 52 percent to 66 billion rubles ($1 billion), making it Russia's 82nd largest, according to Banki.ru calculations based on central bank data.

Tesla Model X owner caught sleeping on the highway with Autopilot turned on
Tesla Model X owner caught sleeping on the highway with Autopilot turned on

A wild, if not disturbing, video that originally surfaced on Jalopnik shows a Tesla Model X owner taking a full-on snooze while his car drives down the highway. Tesla's Autopilot feature is of course activated but it's clearly not designed to let people fall asleep at the wheel. If anything, the Tesla driver in the video is so relaxed that he's not even at the wheel; he's full-on reclining. The Model X in question was reportedly on a highway headed to Las Vegas and thankfully didn't get into any type of serious crash. Indeed, there have been cases where Tesla vehicles on Autopilot get into serious crashes even with a fully alert and attentive driver. Tesla, to its credit, began...

Trump Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as
Trump Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as 'Interim President'

Update 3:28p.m.: Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced Wednesday that he will cut off diplomatic relations with the U.S. in response to President Trump's recognition of Juan Gaido, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as interim president of the country. President Trump on Wednesday declared Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro illegitimate and officially recognized Juan Gaido, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly and a vehement critic of Maduro's government, as the country's interim president.

A Small Pickup That Will Slot beneath Ranger Is Coming - Ford Exec
A Small Pickup That Will Slot beneath Ranger Is Coming - Ford Exec

Return of the Ford Courier small pickup? Signs point to yes.

Police charge man with kidnapping missing woman found alive
Police charge man with kidnapping missing woman found alive

Boston police have charged a man with kidnapping after finding Olivia Ambrose inside his apartment Tuesday afternoon.

Where the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks Stand
Where the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks Stand

The U.S. president cites the more than year-long break in North Korean missile tests as a diplomatic success and says he's in "no hurry" to get more done, even as North Korea's nuclear program quietly advances. North Korea has accused the U.S. of "gunboat diplomacy" by making demands without offering something in return.

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