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Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier
Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

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Mother who 'blacked out' during baby's death gets 13 years

BELFAST, Maine (AP) - A woman who drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana on the night of her infant son's death was ordered Wednesday to serve 13 years in prison.

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze
The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the pieces
Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the pieces

Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of the catastrophic damage. Evacuation orders were in place for threatened areas in the Santa Barbara region about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Los Angeles. In the past day or so, the blaze figure has grown by around a thousand hectares.

Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions
Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal. "Let's just meet," Tillerson said in a speech to Washington's Atlantic Council think tank, presenting a new diplomatic overture amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile advances and harsh rhetoric between the two sides.

Supporters Defend Kirsten Gillibrand After Trump Delivers 'Sexist Smear'
Supporters Defend Kirsten Gillibrand After Trump Delivers 'Sexist Smear'

Dozens of people spoke out in defense of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) Tuesday after President Donald Trump implied she was willing to trade sex for campaign contributions.

'Trump you failed to protect your nation', New York bomb suspect wrote ahead of failed attack
'Trump you failed to protect your nation', New York bomb suspect wrote ahead of failed attack

The New York bomb suspect wrote "Trump you failed to protect your nation" on Facebook before heading to a busy transit hub to set off a pipe bomb, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Akayed Ullah, from Bangladesh, has been charged with providing material support to terrorists and using weapons of mass destruction, following the failed suicide bomb attack on Monday.   The 27-year-old was arrested after setting off a pipe bomb strapped to his body at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs which left four other people injured.   He later told police that he carried out the attack "for the Islamic State (Isil)," according to court papers filed by federal prosecutors....

The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships'
The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships'

 Slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. Northrop Grumman is trying to convince the U.S. Navy to transform the branch's EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare planes into motherships for small, slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars.

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New 'land and sea' velociraptor-like dinosaur discovered

A new species of semi-aquatic dinosaurs that could kill prey on land and in water has been discovered by scientists, researchers said Wednesday. The swan-necked and flipper-forelimbed creature was related to velociraptors -- made famous by the "Jurassic Park" films -- and lived about 75 million years ago, in what is now Mongolia. "You have to imagine a mix between a velociraptor, an ostrich and a swan, with a nose of a crocodile and the wings of a penguin," said Paul Tafforeau, a paleontologist at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, and co-author of the study.

Homeless Boy, 9, Asks for a 'Forever Home' in Tear-Jerking Letter to Santa
Homeless Boy, 9, Asks for a 'Forever Home' in Tear-Jerking Letter to Santa

Louis Williams, 9, has lived in 14 homes in his life.

Israel Has a Submarine That Could Destroy Entire Nations (Armed with Nuclear Weapons)
Israel Has a Submarine That Could Destroy Entire Nations (Armed with Nuclear Weapons)

Whatever the missile, a 932-mile range gives it the ability-just barely-to strike the Iranian capital of Tehran, as well as the holy city of Qom and the northern city of Tabriz, from a position off the coast of Syria. Israel's submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country's security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind.

Trump Plans To Kill An Obama Regulation Protecting Restaurant Servers
Trump Plans To Kill An Obama Regulation Protecting Restaurant Servers

President Donald Trump's administration has taken aim at yet another workplace regulation put in place by the Obama White House, this time seeking to undo a protection for restaurant servers that annoyed the industry's lobby.

College Freshman Dies After 'Welcome' Event for New Fraternity Members
College Freshman Dies After 'Welcome' Event for New Fraternity Members

The State University of New York student had a mix of drugs and alcohol in his system

Defiant Iran refuses to bow out of MidEast affairs
Defiant Iran refuses to bow out of MidEast affairs

Iran on Thursday brushed off suggestions it should curb its reach in the Middle East and denied accusations of meddling, saying it was "going nowhere". Iran and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a regional battle for dominance being fought by proxies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and other countries -- a tussle which has drawn in the West. "The aim of the US administration is to get Iran out of Syria," Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during the third edition of the Rome Med conference in the Italian capital.

Toyota looks to adventure with its LA SUV concept
Toyota looks to adventure with its LA SUV concept

The Future Toyota Adventure Concept, or FT-AC, is a conceptual reminder to the car-buying public that SUVs can be driven off-road and can be used for adventure and exploration as well as the drive to work. "FT-AC is perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts who want to dial up the adventure on their weekend getaways," said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager, Toyota division. It also has underbody skid plates, proper LED and fog lighting for traveling in the dead of night and even boasts infrared cameras in the door mirrors for complete peace of mind when heading off the trail in the complete unknown.

Roy Moore Campaign Official Caught On Video Going After Journalist
Roy Moore Campaign Official Caught On Video Going After Journalist

A campaign worker for Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Alabama, was caught on video getting physical with a Fox News cameraman outside an event on Monday night.

Is the Philippines the Next Caliphate?
Is the Philippines the Next Caliphate?

ISIS is looking to regroup, and is setting its sights eastward.

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US 'deeply concerned' as Pakistan frees Mumbai attacks suspect

The US said it was "deeply concerned" Friday after Pakistan freed one of the suspected masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks despite months of pressure from Washington over militancy. The statement came as firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the UN-listed terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, led prayers and met with supporters in Lahore Friday after his midnight release. JuD, which has operated freely across Pakistan and is popular for its charity work, is considered by the US and India to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for the attack on India's financial capital.

Syria
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Retired police officer with dementia accused of killing wife
Retired police officer with dementia accused of killing wife

A retired police officer, who refused help to care for his dementia stricken wife, suffocated her in the bedroom of their bungalow, a court has heard. But Douglas Addison, 88, is not in the dock to answer the charges, because he too is suffering from dementia and has been deemed too ill to stand trial. Instead a jury at Exeter Crown Court is hearing a trial of facts to determine if Mr Addison committed the acts of which he is accused. Anna Vigers QC, prosecuting, said Mr Addison had rejected help for his frail wife, Avis, and turned away carers. The court heard the couple had been married for decades and walked around their village holdings hands. Mr Addison was described as a proud man...

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N.
North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a U.N. human rights panel said on Monday. After a regular review of Pyongyang's record, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women also voiced concern at rape or mistreatment of women in detention especially those repatriated after fleeing abroad. North Korean women are "under-represented or disadvantaged" in tertiary education, the judiciary, security and police forces and leadership and managerial positions "in all non-traditional areas of work", the panel of independent...

Manson Family Leader Charles Manson Dead At 83
Manson Family Leader Charles Manson Dead At 83

Charles Manson, the infamous cult leader of the "Helter Skelter" gang, has died after nearly five decades in prison, according to several media outlets.

Israeli minister: we have secret ties with
Israeli minister: we have secret ties with 'many' Arab states

An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel had covert ties with "many" Arab and Muslim states but was obliged not to name them at the other sides' request. A rare interview given by the head of Israel's armed forces to a Saudi-owned news site was published on Thursday, further fuelling talk of close links. It followed previous broad hints by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and accusations by Hezbollah that Saudi Arabia was pushing Israel to attack the Lebanese Shiite group.

'Trump Bros' Get The Goods From McKinnon's Assange On 'SNL'
'Trump Bros' Get The Goods From McKinnon's Assange On 'SNL'

It's double Trump trouble in a London underground parking garage when the president's sons meet up with Kate McKinnon's Julian Assange for an episode of "The Mueller Files" on the cold open of "Saturday Night Live."

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute 'life or death'

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, delivered on Saturday a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

Ryan Seacrest Denies Misconduct Allegations Brought Against Him By Former Stylist
Ryan Seacrest Denies Misconduct Allegations Brought Against Him By Former Stylist

Ryan Seacrest is denying the misconduct allegations that have been brought against him by a former wardrobe stylist.

20 Healthier Chips That Will Satisfy All Your Salty Cravings
20 Healthier Chips That Will Satisfy All Your Salty Cravings

Tesla
Tesla's all-electric semi truck aims to disrupt transport

After shaking up the auto world with its electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the unveiling of a futuristic all-electric semi truck. Elon Musk, the South African-born inventor and entrepreneur, showcased the new vehicle Thursday in Hawthorne, California, site of Tesla's design bureau and the headquarters of the billionaire's aerospace company SpaceX. With a sleek, aerodynamic profile, the Tesla Semi is billed as quicker and more economical than today's diesel-powered trucks.

Palestinian rams car into Israeli civilians, is shot: army
Palestinian rams car into Israeli civilians, is shot: army

A Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army said. In a statement the army said the attacker drove his car into the two Israelis near the Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank, leaving them both injured. A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was 17 and in critical condition.

US calls Venezuela a global threat at a meeting some boycott
US calls Venezuela a global threat at a meeting some boycott

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called Venezuela "an increasingly violent narco-state" that threatens the world, speaking Monday at an informal Security Council meeting on the South American nation that was boycotted by Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia.

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