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Ex-comedian Sarec turns serious to become Slovenia
Ex-comedian Sarec turns serious to become Slovenia's PM
  • World
  • 2018-08-17 14:52:23Z

Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister Friday, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June. The 40-year-old former comedian and satirist won a parliamentary vote by 55 to 31 and will become Slovenia's youngest

Gunman who killed five at Florida airport to get life in prison
Gunman who killed five at Florida airport to get life in prison
  • US
  • 2018-08-17 14:19:30Z

A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year is due to be sentenced on Friday to life in a federal prison. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty in May to launching the attack near a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6, 2017. Santiago carried out the rampage after flying to Florida from his home in Anchorage, Alaska, then recovering a 9mm pistol and two ammunition clips from his checked baggage.

US stocks dip following weak forecasts from chip companies
US stocks dip following weak forecasts from chip companies

U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday morning as chipmakers slide, leading losses for technology companies. Energy companies are rising with oil prices. Tesla is falling further on reports of a growing government ...

Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings vs. quarterly
Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings vs. quarterly

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter. Publicly traded companies in the United

NVIDIA: Our crypto business is dead and it
NVIDIA: Our crypto business is dead and it's never coming back (NVDA)

Nvidia warned on its second-quarter conference call that it won't make money from cryptocurrency going forward. Nvidia's actual crypto-specific revenue was lower than expected. The chipmaker cut its revenue guidance for the third quarter.

Colorado Killings: Bodies of Pregnant Mom Shanann Watts, 2 Kids Found After Dad Chris Watts Allegedly Confesses to Murders
Colorado Killings: Bodies of Pregnant Mom Shanann Watts, 2 Kids Found After Dad Chris Watts Allegedly Confesses to Murders

Chris Watts reportedly confessed to killing his wife and two children.

Yazidi
Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exile

A young Yazidi woman who fled to Germany but returned home to northern Iraq says she cannot escape her Islamic State group captor who held her as a sex slave for three months. Ashwaq Haji, 19, says she ran into the man in a German supermarket in February. Traumatised by the encounter, she returned to Iraq the following month.

Retiring Kasey Kahne turned down Stewart-Haas NASCAR team approach
Retiring Kasey Kahne turned down Stewart-Haas NASCAR team approach

Retiring NASCAR Cup driver Kasey Kahne turned down an approach from leading team Stewart-Haas Racing for 2019

Tesla
Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an "excruciating" year. The newspaper said Musk alternated between laughter and tears during the interview in which he said he was working up to

Omarosa Might Have 'As Many As 200' Tapes, NY Times Reports
Omarosa Might Have 'As Many As 200' Tapes, NY Times Reports

Omarosa Manigault Newman may have an archive of up to 200 secretly recorded

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter
Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields.

Trump Trying To
Trump Trying To 'Stifle Free Speech,' Former Intelligence Officials Say

In a joint statement Thursday, a dozen of the nation's leading former

A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company
A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin met with employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday and discussed reports that Google planned to launch a censored search engine in China. Pichai told staff that the company is not close to launching a search product in China. The meeting grew

Pentagon delays Trump
Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.

George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million
George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million
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  • 2018-08-17 02:19:21Z

An 18th century gold coin featuring the likeness of first U.S. President George Washington sold for $1.7 million at auction on Thursday, with the net proceeds going to charity, the auction house said. The 1792 Washington President gold eagle coin was never circulated as money but is instead thought to have been presented to Washington when post-Revolutionary War plans were being drawn up for the first U.S. Mint, according to Heritage Auctions. Currency researchers believe that the Washington President coin, which has his profile on the front and an eagle on the back, was given to him as part of a sales promotion in a bid to obtain a contract to strike U.S coinage, and that Washington...

Nine planes grounded by bomb threats in South America: Chilean authorities
Nine planes grounded by bomb threats in South America: Chilean authorities
  • World
  • 2018-08-17 02:18:13Z

At least two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and three by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the companies confirmed. Victor Villalobos Collao, the director general of Chile's civil aviation authority (DGAC), said 11 threats were made in total on Thursday, two of which were "fictitious

Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith ask
Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith ask
  • US
  • 2018-08-17 02:04:50Z

An online guide accompanying a pronouncement from the church president also asked people to stop referring to followers of the religion as Mormons and not to use the name "LDS" as a shorthand way of describing the faith. "The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," church President Russell Nelson said in a statement. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have long proclaimed their faith as Christian and fought any association with polygamy, which was practiced by early members of the church before they abandoned it more than 100 years ago.

U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations
U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations
  • US
  • 2018-08-17 01:58:43Z

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday sought to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants, telling immigration judges they should only postpone cases in removal proceedings "for good cause shown." Sessions, in an interim order that was criticized by some lawyers, said the "good-cause" standard "limits the discretion of immigration judges and prohibits them from granting continuances for any reason or no reason at all." Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration courts fall under the Department of Justice and the attorney general can intervene. Sessions, a Republican former U.S. Senator appointed by President Donald Trump, has been unusually active in this...

Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas
Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas

Members and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-

Trump's Military Parade Postponed Indefinitely Amid Reports Of Overspending
Trump's Military Parade Postponed Indefinitely Amid Reports Of Overspending

President Donald Trump's military parade will be postponed, likely slated for

Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral
Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral

A military parade ordered by US President Donald Trump for later this year has been postponed until at least 2019, a defense official said Thursday, following reports the cost had soared to over $90 million. The announcement was seen as a setback for the president, who had ordered the show of air power after being impressed by France's Bastille Day parade last year. "The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said in a statement.

Kevin Love on LeBron James:
Kevin Love on LeBron James: 'He's playing chess and everyone else is playing checkers'

Kevin Love is the man in Cleveland now, with LeBron James having gone to Hollywood. The best player of his generation is gone, and Love had nothing but praise for LeBron and his willingness to take on a challenge in a sit-down interview with ESPN. Love is right, LeBron loves a challenge, but the one with the Lakers is unlike anything else in his career.

Ariana Grande Breaks Down While Performing Tribute To Aretha Franklin
Ariana Grande Breaks Down While Performing Tribute To Aretha Franklin

She sang "Natural Woman" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Bautista drives in 7, Mets set record in 24-4 win over Phils
Bautista drives in 7, Mets set record in 24-4 win over Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs and the New York Mets set a franchise record for runs, forcing the Phillies to use two position players for the final three innings of a 24-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday.

U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor
U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor
  • World
  • 2018-08-17 00:00:11Z

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured President Donald Trump at a Cabinet meeting that sanctions were ready to be put in place if Brunson was not freed. "We have more that we are planning to do if they don't release him quickly," Mnuchin said during the meeting. The United States

Air Canada
Air Canada's Ben Smith named head of Air France-KLM
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 23:42:05Z

Air France-KLM named its first non-French chief executive on Thursday, handing the reins to Air Canada's Ben Smith despite strong resistance from the group's powerful trade unions. It was "inconceivable that the Air France company, French since 1933, falls into the hands of a foreign executive

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43
Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died.

John David Washington Says He Didn
John David Washington Says He Didn't Use A 'White Voice' In 'BlacKkKlansman.' He Used A 'Hate Voice.'

There's a scene in Spike Lee's new joint, "BlacKkKlansman," in which the main

Pentagon says China military
Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 23:00:04Z

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China's efforts to increase its global influence, with defense spending that the Pentagon estimates exceeded $190 billion in 2017. "Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against U.S. and allied targets," the report said, using an acronym for China's People's Liberation Army. The report comes as China and the United States plan to hold trade talks, offering hope they might resolve an escalating tariff conflict that...

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116
AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state.

Patti LaBelle Puts Feud Rumors To Rest With Moving Tribute To Aretha Franklin
Patti LaBelle Puts Feud Rumors To Rest With Moving Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Singers Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle long had been rumored to have a pretty disharmonious relationship - though both have denied it.

The Huge Problem With Fox News
The Huge Problem With Fox News' Apology For Confusing Aretha Franklin And Patti LaBelle

Fox News issued a confusing apology after the network showed an image of Patti

Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions
Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge
The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local):

Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says
Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says

As Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury's shocking

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee
US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 20:48:21Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump administration's criticism of the resettlement program's vetting process.

Omarosa Says Donald Trump Hit On Her, Too
Omarosa Says Donald Trump Hit On Her, Too

Omarosa Manigault Newman has made a lot of striking allegations during the

Vatican feels
Vatican feels 'shame and sorrow' over U.S. grand jury report on abuse
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 20:38:01Z

The Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow". The grand jury on Tuesday released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. In a statement, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke also said the Catholic Church "must learn hard lessons from its past", and that the Vatican vowed to hold abusers and enablers accountable.

Elway
Elway's Kaepernick comments could be problematic for NFL

As the NFL tries to show that the collective shunning of Colin Kaepernick didn't result from collusion, one of the teams at the heart of the before/after anthem protest attitude toward Kaepernick may have made things a bit more difficult. Broncos G.M. John Elway, who recently opened the door to bringing

CNN
CNN's Don Lemon Brought To Tears Remembering Aretha Franklin

CNN anchor Don Lemon didn't hold back in reacting on air to the news of Aretha

Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals
Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966.

What's behind Saudi Arabia's summer of discontent?
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 20:16:04Z

For Saudi watchers, the headlines out of the kingdom this summer - women's activists jailed, clerics silenced, a diplomatic row with Canada - have been perplexing, even jarring. After all, despite Saudi Arabia's failing war in Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has an iron grip on power in the oil-rich kingdom and no serious internal rivals and remains in control over one of the wealthiest economies in the world. Within the Saudi government, the crown prince controls the economy, defense, military, and foreign policy portfolios.

Can you tell Motorola
Can you tell Motorola's new phone apart from Apple's iPhone X?

Motorola's new P30 smartphone is getting roasted online for looking almost exactly like the iPhone X.It's not the only phone that sports a strikingly similar look as Apple's flagship phone, but it's the latest example of an amusing trend. Here's a quiz to see if you can tell

Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too
Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too

William McRaven, commander of the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, condemned President Donald Trump on Thursday for revoking the security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan and asked that his be withdrawn as well. "Few Americans have done more to protect this country than

Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh
Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for

Jury deliberates in ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort
Jury deliberates in ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort's trial

The six men and six women received final instructions from U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis before retreating to a room in the federal courthouse in Alexandria, outside Washington, to weigh the 18 criminal counts brought against Manafort, 69, by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The case is the first to go to trial stemming from Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, although the charges largely predate Manafort's five months working on Trump's campaign, including three as chairman. Trump has called Mueller's investigation a witch hunt and has complained about Manafort's treatment.

This Is Why Iran Won't Negotiate with Trump
This Is Why Iran Won't Negotiate with Trump

Tehran no longer trusts Washington and will wait until after the U.S. 2020 elections and Iran's 2021 elections to come back to the table.

U.S. Secretary of State names special representative for Iran
U.S. Secretary of State names special representative for Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as special representative for Iran. The move came as the administration prepared to increase economic pressure on Iran to force it to end its nuclear program and support for militant groups in the Middle East. Hook will lead the Iran Action Group to coordinate the State Department's actions on Iran, Pompeo told a news conference.

Ginger from
Ginger from 'Gilligan's Island' Looks Incredible at 84 - See New Photo of Actress Tina Louise

Decades after her three-hour tour went awry, Tina Louise, who famously played Ginger on "Gilligan's Island," stepped out in Los Angeles looking as youthful as ever.

Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands at Manila airport
Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands at Manila airport

Flight MF8667 was at the end of a two-and-a-half-hour flight from the southern Chinese city of Xiamen when the incident occurred. Tracking data indicated the crew had aborted an earlier landing attempt. A Xiamen Airlines jet crashed while landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport on

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