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  • Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:27:32 -0500
  • France hoping British politicians will approve Brexit deal

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    France is hoping that members of Britain's parliament will approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, an official at President Macron's Elysee department said on Monday. Asked whether France would support an extension to the official deadline to Article 50 - regarding the timetable for Brexit - the official replied: "We would hope that the vote tomorrow is a favorable one." "Afterwards, if that is not the case, it will be up to the United Kingdom to make a certain number of demands and proposals to the European Union," added the official. The fate of Britain's March 29 exit from the EU is deeply uncertain since parliament looks set to reject May's deal on Tuesday.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:01:49 -0500
  • Two women rescued after being taken hostage at UPS warehouse in New Jersey

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    Two women have been rescued after being taken hostage at a UPS facility in New Jersey, a local prosecutor has said. The women, both UPS employees, were not seriously injured during the hours-long standoff, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore said at a news conference. The suspect has been apprehended after the incident at the UPS processing facility in Logan Township.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:03:00 -0500
  • Massive US teachers' strike affects half million pupils

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    More than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles walked off the job on Monday to press their demands for better pay, smaller class sizes and more educators. The strike -- the first in 30 years -- is affecting some 500,000 students in the nation's second largest school district, with intense negotiations in past weeks failing to lead to a breakthrough. "Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state that's blue (Democrat) as it can be -- and in a city rife with millionaires -- where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students," Alex Caputo-Pearl, the head of the United Teachers Los Angeles union, told a news conference.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:19:58 -0500
  • 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Has 1,000 Lb-Ft of Cummins Torque

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    The diesel torque wars have reached their ultimate extreme.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:12:00 -0500
  • Iowa's King Rebuked by GOP Leaders, Stripped of Committee Posts

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    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California said he informed King of the decision in a telephone call after a meeting of the Republican steering committee in the House. King was on the Judiciary, Small Business and Agriculture Committees, the latter particularly important to a lawmaker from a farm state. “We’ve made a decision not to put Mr. King on any committees,” McCarthy of California told reporters.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:22:20 -0500
  • PG&E plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as Camp Fire investigation continues

    Pacific Gas & Electric plans to enter bankruptcy as investigators continue to look into the utility's possible involvement in causing the Camp Fire.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:21:33 -0500
  • The Nissan IMs Concept Is a Gilded Look at Nissan’s Future Sedans

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    The sedan isn't dead, it's elevating.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:40:00 -0500
  • F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

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    The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 -0500
  • Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?'

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    President Trump brushed off the characterization from the freshman congresswoman.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:24:02 -0500
  • Worst is over for winter storm that clobbered U.S. Midwest, D.C. and New England

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    All Washington D.C. federal offices would be closed on Monday, but train and bus service in the metro D.C. area would resume after being shut down on Sunday, officials said. "There's some digging out to do," Jim Hayes, a forecaster with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said early Monday. "In Virginia, D.C. and Maryland, 6-to-12 inches of snow fell with some places getting 13 inches," he said.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:26:03 -0500
  • Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:13:57 -0500
  • American citizen killed in Nairobi attack: official

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    A US citizen was killed Tuesday in an attack by Islamist militants on an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi, a US official said. An AFP photographer in Nairobi saw the bodies of five victims and a police source said he had seen as many as 14 dead. Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group that assaulted a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013, claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack on the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant, and offices for local and international companies.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:50:17 -0500
  • Los Angeles teachers strike for higher pay, 640,000-student system shuts

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    About 640,000 students arriving for classes at some 900 campuses in the Los Angeles County School District were met by teachers carrying picket signs.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:01:00 -0500
  • Schumer Will Force Vote Tuesday on Deripaska-Firm Sanctions

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    (Bloomberg) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will force a vote Tuesday on a measure to block the Treasury Department’s plans to lift sanctions on three Russian companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:57:31 -0500
  • Southwest Airlines new Hawaii flights stalled by government shutdown

    The airline said the certification process for long, over-water flights with the FAA has been affected by the government shutdown.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:52:07 -0500
  • Impact of public opinion on shutdown showdown as polls show support for a border wall trending upward

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    Republicans and Democrats put their own spin on a pair of recent polls about the government shutdown; insight from Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, Washington Examiner contributor and author of 'The Selfie Vote.'

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:17:07 -0500
  • In-Depth Photos of the 2019 Subaru STI S209

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    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:12:00 -0500
  • From Trump tweets to Pentagon leaks, infighting leaves US Middle East policy in tatters

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    US Middle East policy was plunged into fresh chaos on Monday following a pair of confusing, menacing tweets on Syria and Turkey by Donald Trump and a string of leaks from State Department and Pentagon officials targeting the hardline White House national security adviser John Bolton over Iran. In a pair of Sunday afternoon tweets, Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if it were to attack Syria’s Kurds, advocated the creation of a 20-mile buffer zone along the Syrian-Turkish border, and seemed to imply that Russia, Iran and the Damascus regime of Bashar al-Assad will take up the anti-Isis fight as the US withdraws troops from northern Syria.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:54:00 -0500
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

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    Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020, but you might not realize it from the photos. The exterior styling is so familiar that it would be easy to overlook the extensive re-engineer...

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:28:41 -0500
  • The Latest: Canada updates travel advisory to Canada

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    BEIJING (AP) — The latest on a death sentence imposed by a Chinese court on a Canadian citizen (all times local):

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:13:10 -0500
  • Key things to know about Gabon

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    Gabon, one of Africa's top oil producers, has been ruled for more than 50 years by the Bongo family. President Ali Bongo, who took over from his father in 2009, oversaw the swearing-in of a new government on Tuesday, the day after returning home from an absence that prompted a foiled coup. One in two Gabonese is aged under 20.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:25:16 -0500
  • Los Angeles teachers strike, claiming 'existential battle' over schools

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    More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding pay raises and smaller classes walked off the job in America's second-largest school system on Monday, marching downtown in the rain after negotiations over a new contract broke down. Students arriving for classes at some 900 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were met by their teachers carrying picket signs in the city's first teachers' strike in three decades. "It's an existential battle for the future of public education," teacher Mike Finn told Reuters outside John Marshall High School in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:57:58 -0500
  • Will May Survive Her Brexit Defeat?

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    The only meaningful unity that the United Kingdom has seen in the past two years has been opposition to the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union. The defeat, as predicted, has prompted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to propose a vote, expected to be held on Wednesday, of no confidence in the government. When future historians consider Brexit, they will surely marvel at May’s obstinate capacity for survival in the face of unending political humiliation.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:48:10 -0500
  • Delta Air Lines passenger got a gun through security and onto plane in Atlanta

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    A passenger got through security in Atlanta and flew on a Delta Air Lines flight to Tokyo with a gun on Jan. 2, TSA confirmed to USA TODAY.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:06:05 -0500
  • Woman caught drinking wine from Pringles can is banned from Walmart

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    A woman who was caught chugging wine out of a Pringles can while riding an

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:34:38 -0500
  • The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America's Biggest Airports. And It's Probably Going to Get Worse

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    TSA workers have not been paid for the pay period that ended last Friday

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:31:48 -0500
  • New caravan of at least 500 migrants started its journey from Honduras to the United States border

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    A new caravan of at least 500 migrants started its journey from Honduras to the United States border with a number of parents and children.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:26:49 -0500
  • The New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Uses the Same Supercharger as the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

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    Put down your fists; it's not as bad as it sounds.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:00:00 -0500
  • Senior US official vows to counter Iran on Lebanon visit

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    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. will step up efforts to counter Iran's "dangerous activities" around the region including the financing and activities of proxy organizations such as Lebanon's Hezbollah, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:57:22 -0500
  • Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

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    Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a wall on the border with Mexico. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump tweeted Tuesday.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:50:48 -0500
  • 10 Public Universities Run by Highest-Paid Presidents

    Presidents with high salaries

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:44:49 -0500
  • Britain's May says she will respond quickly after key Brexit vote

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May told her senior ministers she would respond quickly to Tuesday's evening's vote in parliament on her proposed Brexit deal, her spokesman said. Asked by reporters if she would quit if, as widely expected, she lost the vote, the spokesman said May was determined to deliver the will of public and take Britain out of the EU.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:38:57 -0500
  • Pro Party Hosts Always Have These Candles on Hand

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    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:01:28 -0500
  • Three children dead after being 'trapped in freezer' in Florida

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    The bodies of three children – aged 1, 4 and 6 —have been discovered in a chest freezer left outside a home in Suwanee County, Florida. Deputies from the Suwannee Country Sheriff's Office said they responded to a 911 call at a residence where three children were found not breathing. Adults were reportedly performing CPR on the children when the deputies arrived at the scene.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:16:00 -0500
  • Millions digging out from killer storm, bracing for more winter havoc

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    Millions of Americans from Colorado to Washington, D.C., were digging out from a major winter storm Monday while forecasters warned that more could be on the way next weekend.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:02:09 -0500
  • The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have

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    BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. With large banks like JP Morgan and American Express poised to start significantly changing up how they structure rewards associated with premium credit cards, consumers may find it trickier than ever these days to figure out how to wade through the choices of plastic available to them and come to a decision. These kinds of cards, in particular, come with generally high fees to go along with the abundance of perks. Large financial institutions have historically enticed borrowers to spring for their most luxe credit options by offering incentives like free air travel and tons of points, though as The Wall Street Journal reported in recent days some banks are now looking to tweak that model -- changing up the rewards so that you get less on the front end and you're induced to actually use the cards more to get the benefits over the long term. All of which is to say, when you consider all of the above and the various options on the market available to you, there are several reasons why the Platinum Card® from American Express is a smart choice for consumers who want the best mix of price and rewards. Here's some of what it offers. An impressive domestic lounge network One of the easiest reasons to cite for why it's worth it to spring for the Amex Platinum Card is the lounge access you're afforded. This card gets you into any of the more than 30 Delta Sky Clubs around the globe plus American Express' own luxurious Centurion Lounges -- which also happen to be multiplying. Examples include the new 12,500-square-foot Centurion Lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal D that opened in the fall and which offers a full bar menu that features local wines and beer as well as a menu with Texas-themed dishes. In all, this card unlocks access to more than 1,200 airport lounges across 130 countries. The Platinum Card's Priority Pass membership also makes free food and drinks available at a growing number of airport restaurants and bars, so this benefit definitely helps take the sting out of getting hit with a long layover between flights. Tons of points, baby! The Platinum card is also offering a whopping 60,000-point bonus that kicks in once you make $5,000 in purchases within the first three months of your card membership. By one estimate, those points are worth up to $1,200 according to The Points Guy's recent valuation, and come on top of the card's other benefits like lounge access. When you book through an airline or via American Express Travel, you can earn 5 points for every dollar you spend on flights and hotels. This particular benefit has also been singled out for praise as being the best offering in its category among all cards, given that the 5x multiple on points for airfare can be earned even when you book through any airline - whereas you need to book through Amex Travel to get the 5 points for every dollar benefit. A combined up to $400 in airline fee and Uber credits Among the other ways this card's benefits more than offset that $550 fee each year, you also get up to $200 airline fee credit that can pay for everything from checked bag fees to in-flight food and drink purchases. The only caveat is you have to choose one airline each year that you'll direct your fee credit to, but it's a small price to pay. And as if that wasn't enough, Amex is also throwing in up to $200 in Uber savings each year. It's structured as a $15 Uber credit each month, with up to an additional $20 extra in December - which, while frequent travelers will have no problem using that up quickly, is still one more welcome perk to have. You've got to connect the card to your Uber app, and the monthly benefit is of the use-it-or-lose-it variety, but don't worry. If you don't have need of an Uber ride during a particular month, you can always use that month's credit on an UberEats delivery, instead. Complimentary premium status and memberships galore, from hotels to car rentals The Amex Platinum also has a ton of hotel-related perks alone that will quickly offset the costs that rack up from frequent travel, including complimentary gold status at Hilton and Starwood Hotels, which lets you enjoy benefits at hotels and resorts within the Hilton chain and which can also be matched with Marriott Gold status. Likewise, Platinum card members can also upgrade to Starwood Preferred Guest Gold Elite Status without having to meet any minimum stay requirements. And as if that wasn't enough, other elite member benefits include being given an enhanced room at check-in, when available. For car rentals, it's the same story. You get complimentary elite status with brands like Avis and Hertz, giving you the ability to take advantage of free membership in premium car rental programs that include special upgrades and discounts. The verdict: As the industry-leading charge card, the Platinum Card from American Express is the quintessential credit card. It's not even hard to not only over the card's annual fee, but actually come out ahead. If you travel a lot during the course of a year, or even if you're only on the road and hopping flights sporadically here and there, the Amex Platinum Card definitely is worthy of serious consideration. Benefits span beyond travel, like the card's stellar purchase protection, which reimburses you if you use it to buy an item that's later lost, stolen or damaged accidentally. Amex will cover you for the amount you paid, up to $10,000 per item with a $50,000 yearly maximum, for starters. You'll get plenty of use out of this card, in other words, and then some.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:28:31 -0500
  • The 2020 Ford Explorer Undergoes Its Biggest Changes in a Decade

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    Ford's three-row family hauler reverts to rear-drive architecture.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:59:00 -0500
  • New Israeli military chief pledges to lead 'innovative' army

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new military chief took office Tuesday, pledging to lead a "lethal, efficient and innovative army" into the future as it faces grave challenges along its borders.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:04:30 -0500
  • Turkey to set up Syria 'security zone' after Trump call

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a "security zone" in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan's comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to "devastate" the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces in Syria.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:07:05 -0500
  • See Detailed Photos of the Ram 3500 Chassis

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    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:48:00 -0500
  • Trump: 'I never worked for Russia'

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    Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and confiscated his interpreter's notes. Congressional Democrats raised the possibility of subpoenaing the translator. The New York Times reported on Friday that the FBI opened the investigation after Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey raised concerns that the president posed a threat to national security.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:42:21 -0500
  • What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during Los Angeles teachers' strike?

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    The disruption triggered by the strike that began Monday in the nation's second-largest school district could set back thousands of other children with developmental disabilities who need special education and consistency, parents told USA TODAY.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:00:07 -0500
  • Gunman in Chicago Murder of Hadiya Pendleton Sentenced to 84 Years in Prison

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    A Cook County judge has sentenced the convicted gunman in the Hadiya Pendleton murder to 84 years in prison.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:22:13 -0500
  • Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

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    Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks. "The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation... expects the rainmaking to be done tomorrow (Tuesday) but it depends on wind and humidity levels," Pralong Dumrongthai, director-general of Thailand's Pollution Control Department, told reporters. As Thais woke up Monday morning to another day of murky air blanketing its bustling construction-filled capital, environment group Greenpeace said Bangkok was currently the 10th most polluted in the world, rivalling some cities in China.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:51:03 -0500
  • Considerations Before Maxing Out Your 401(k)

    You probably already know that contributing to your 401(k) plan will improve your retirement finances. There are some circumstances when it makes sense to pay down debt and build up some savings outside of your 401(k) before boosting your 401(k) withholding. Here's what you should think about before increasing your 401(k) contributions.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:53:31 -0500
  • Lexus RC F gets new 2020 street and track editions

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    Since 2014 when the very first model was unveiled at the annual North American International Auto Show, Lexus has been refining and refreshing the RC F coupe, trying to draw its audience to the sporty model.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:59:17 -0500
  • Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

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    Venezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two million per cent. Mr Maduro announced his economic plans at the start of his second, disputed, term on Monday, as calls increased for him to surrender power.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:16:00 -0500
  • Trump's evolving foreign policy challenges top US diplomat

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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat to NATO ally Turkey warning of economic harm should the Turks attack U.S.-backed rebel forces in Syria.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:45:27 -0500
  • 128GB microSD cards for $18.99 might be today’s best deal

    If you buy only one smartphone accessory today, well, it should probably be Anker's awesome 10W fast wireless charging stand, which is on sale right now at its best price yet. But if you buy two smartphone accessories today, the second one should definitely be the Silicon Power 128GB High Speed MicroSD Card. It's just as fast and reliable as microSD cards from big names like SanDisk and Samsung, but it's only $18.99 right now on Amazon. Here's more info from the product page: * UHS-1 Class 10 specifications, enabling fast file transfer speeds and Full-HD video recording. * High compatibility for different types of devices including smartphones, tablets, DSLR and HD camcorder. * Come with a SD card adapter that enables versatile usages for any SD enabled devices. * Compatible with Nintendo Switch, which enables a budget-friendly solution for you to boost the storage.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:40:43 -0500
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