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  • Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up news

    The gloves continue to come off in the race for the Democratic nomination, with Bernie Sanders attacking the billionaire former New York City mayor’s record on race, and Bloomberg taking a swipe at the Vermont senator and his fervent supporters.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:35:10 -0500
  • 'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit news

    Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:26:49 -0500
  • North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride news

    MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data. Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on the snowy slopes of the sacred Paektu Mountain in October and December. State media heralded the jaunts as important displays of strength in the face of international pressure and the photos of Kim astride a galloping white steed were seen around the world.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:12:41 -0500
  • German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot news

    Members of a German extreme right group arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a government spokesman said Monday. Officials said that investigations into 12 men detained in police raids across Germany Friday had indicated they planned major attacks, following media reports over the weekend the group aimed to launch several simultaneous mass-casualty assaults on Muslims during prayers. "It's shocking what has been revealed here, that there are cells here that appear to have become radicalised in such a short space of time," interior ministry spokesman Bjoern Gruenewaelder told reporters at a Berlin press conference.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:57:56 -0500
  • New Mexico woman who was pregnant with third child still missing three years later news

    Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez, 29, was last seen by her boyfriend, Miguel Martinez, who told police he dropped her off at a welfare office in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 16, 2017. Police suspect foul play, but no arrests have been made. The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:20:00 -0500
  • Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America news

    In March, the Allies intercepted a message from German Admiral Godt dispatching seven Type IX long-range submarines to “attack targets in American coastal zone” as part of an attack group awesomely codenamed Seewolf.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 07:00:00 -0500
  • Cruise passengers took Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears news

    A scramble intensified on Monday to trace passengers from a cruise liner —with more than 600 Americans aboard — allowed to disembark in Cambodia Thursday despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:45:51 -0500
  • US embassy in Baghdad attacked with rockets news

    Rockets have dropped near the US embassy in Iraq and a military base hosting American troops, according to officials.There have been no causalities reported following the strikes, which fell amid heightened tensions in the Middle East.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:29:13 -0500
  • Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh news

    Pete Buttigieg had a simple response on Sunday when asked about talk show host Rush Limbaugh's questioning whether Americans are ready to back a gay candidate for president.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:59:56 -0500
  • Chinese President Xi knew severity of coronavirus weeks before going public; 40 Americans on cruise ship infected news

    President Xi Jinping published a timeline of his actions as the Communist Party worked to tamp down criticism of government handling of the crisis.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:36:31 -0500
  • Mississippi floods appear to hit peak with parts of Jackson under water news

    The Pearl River rose to its third-highest point in recorded history after heavy rains last week filled the Ross Barnett Reservoir to capacity, forcing managers on Saturday to begin releasing water into the river just upstream from Jackson. The floods submerged streets in low-lying areas, prompting 16 search-and-rescue operations to pluck stranded people from their homes, Governor Tate Reeves said. Reeves declared a state of emergency on Saturday, one day after the city of Jackson issued a seven-day mandatory evacuation order for low-lying areas.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:32:51 -0500
  • Milepost: The Paul Manafort sentence – justice served? news

    On Thursday the former Trump campaign chairman was sentenced to 47 months in prison on charges of bank fraud, tax fraud, and failure to report foreign assets

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:57:04 -0500
  • Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment

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    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 08:00:00 -0500
  • Warren: Sanders 'has a lot of questions to answer' about supporters' attacks news

    "That is not how we build an inclusive Democratic Party. ... We do not build on a foundation of hate," Warren says after threats were made to a union that criticized Sanders' health care plan.

    Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:26:00 -0500
  • Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre' news

    Yaoundé (AFP) - Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a troubled English-speaking region, blaming instead an "unfortunate accident" caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight. Up to 22 civilians, 14 of them children, died in the incident on Friday, according to the United Nations -- deaths which opposition parties blamed on members of the armed forces. Five civilians -- a woman and four children -- died, and "seven terrorists" were "neutralised", Atonfack told AFP in Libreville by phone.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:04:03 -0500
  • North Korea vs. South Korea: Who Wins a War Straight-Up? news

    Quality vs. quantity?

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:00:00 -0500
  • Stacey Abrams Says She’s Open to Joining Dem Ticket as Veep after Dismissing Idea of Running for ‘Second Place’ news

    Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia who called out alleged voter suppression during her election, said Monday that she "would be honored" to be the vice presidential candidate on the 2020 Democratic ticket."It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say no or to pretend, 'Oh, no, I don't want it,'" Abrams said on ABC's "The View." "Of course I want it. Of course I want to serve America. Of course I want to be a patriot and do this work."Abrams shot to notoriety in 2018 when she ran in Georgia to become the country’s first black female governor. She lost the election by 1.4 percentage points to her Republican opponent, Georgia’s secretary of state at the time, Brian Kemp, who enforced one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country while he was running against Abrams. Abrams has refused to concede the election ever since, alleging that Kemp engaged in voter suppression.Abrams's openness to accepting a vice presidential nomination comes after she signaled last year she would only run as a presidential candidate.“You don’t run for second place,” she said in a previous appearance on “The View” in March.No 2020 Democratic candidate has asked the former Georgia House of Representatives minority leader to join them on the presidential ticket yet, Abrams revealed before saying she would be honored to serve as vice president.“However, because that conversation started, I’m now getting the question a lot from folks, and the answer is of course I would be honored to run for vice president with the nominee and — It’s a bit disconcerting because it seems really obnoxious for me to say that out loud since no one’s asked me.”Abrams refused to endorse a particular candidate, saying her "job right now is to fix our democracy" by continuing her fight against voter suppression."My best service is to be in that neutral space where it's not about who the nominee is - it's about making sure no matter who the nominee is, any person who wants to go and vote, can vote," she said, citing Fair Fight Action, her national campaign against voter suppression, which worked to expand voting access.Abrams has floated running for president at some point herself in recent months, and last month predicted the country will elect her head of the executive branch in the next 20 years.“That’s my plan, and I’m very pragmatic,” Abrams said."I want to do good, and there is no stronger platform than president of the United States. And that's a position I want to one day hold," Abrams said.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:13:27 -0500
  • Trump reportedly urged the CIA to hunt and kill Osama bin Laden's son instead of more pressing terrorist threats news

    Intelligence officials would reportedly give President Donald Trump lists of top terror targets, but Hamza bin Laden's name was the only one he knew.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:49:36 -0500
  • Police allegedly held a black student at gunpoint. Now the governor wants an investigation news

    The governor of Illinois on Thursday urged police to investigate the alleged wrongful arrest of Jaylan Butler, a black college student swimmer.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 19:13:13 -0500
  • Costa Rica seizes five tons of cocaine bound for Holland in largest ever drug bust news

    Police in Costa Rica seized more than 5 tons of cocaine bound for the Dutch port of Rotterdam in the country's largest ever drugs bust, officials said. The authorities on Saturday found the cocaine in Costa Rica's Caribbean port of Limon, stashed inside a shipping container of decorative canopy plants bound for the Netherlands. The drugs had an estimated street value of about 126 million euro ($136 million) in Holland, Costa Rica's Security Minister Michael Soto said late on Saturday.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:29:57 -0500
  • China's closed: Palestinian traders fear losing a good deal news

    The West Bank city of Hebron is separated from the epicenter of China's virus outbreak by more than 4,000 miles and a ring of Israeli checkpoints. Palestinian markets have long been flooded by low-cost Chinese goods. Traders in Hebron, the largest Palestinian city and a commercial hub for the territories, fear that if the outbreak and quarantine efforts continue they will have to switch to more expensive alternatives, passing higher prices on to consumers in an already weakened economy.

    Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:37:57 -0500
  • U.S. flies 338 Americans home from cruise ship, including 14 with coronavirus news

    The Diamond Princess cruise ship held by far the largest cluster of cases outside China, with more than 400 people infected out of some 3,700 on board. The coronavirus outbreak has killed 1,770 people in China and five elsewhere, with Chinese officials reporting another 2,048 cases on Monday, raising the total to 70,548. Washington previously flew hundreds of Americans from China to military bases in the United States, and then arranged to bring back the 338 cruise ship passengers once their 14-day quarantines on board had expired.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:31:16 -0500
  • Man who left puppy to drown in cage sentenced to 1 year for animal cruelty news

    The 36-year-old New Jersey man left the puppy in a cage along the rising tide of Sandy Hook Bay after a fight with his ex-girlfriend.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:57:00 -0500
  • Rwandan dissident singer found dead in custody: police news

    Kizito Mihigo, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose songs angered the government of strongman President Paul Kagame, was found dead in a police cell in the capital Kigali around 5am (0200 GMT). Mihigo, who was sentenced to 10 years' jail in 2015 for conspiracy against the government but later released on pardon, was captured trying to cross the border in Rwanda's south. Police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said he was visited by family members and his lawyer during his detention.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:43:28 -0500
  • Trump's Nightmare Is Here: Is ISIS Making a Comeback? news

    Don't believe the hype just yet, says this one expert.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 07:57:00 -0500
  • Gunmen kill 24 and injure 18 in attack on Burkina Faso church news

    Gunmen killed 24 people, including a pastor, in an attack on a church during Sunday Mass in northwestern Burkina Faso, four security sources told Reuters on Monday.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:42:57 -0500
  • Ocasio-Cortez faces 13 challengers – but can anyone unseat her? news

    Eight Republicans and five Democrats are vying to take on AOC – but many voters in the district are voicing support for the congresswomanDemocratic leftist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has risen to national – and even global – fame from an unlikely position as a young first-time congresswoman from New York.But now she faces 13 different challengers, including from within her own party as well as Republicans, as she prepares for her first congressional re-election campaign. News of the multiple bids to unseat AOC, however, came as a surprise to many voters on the streets of her district in the Bronx last week.Some voters still had not heard of the progressive superstar. Others said they would weigh the merits of her rivals as the contests heat up over the summer. But most voiced support, arguing that almost two years since Ocasio-Cortez threw a grenade at the Democratic establishment by ousting incumbent Joe Crowley, her progressive agenda – touting universal healthcare and a Green New Deal – was only now taking hold in the nation’s political capital.“Give her a chance! We knew who she was when we sent her, that she’d make a noise, and making a noise was why we sent her,” said local businessman Abdul Abbas.“She’s done good things for the Bronx,” concurred Carol Heraldo. “I like how she presents herself as woman, that she’s firm, that she took what she believed and made it real. We don’t see a lot of young people accomplish a lot because they’re afraid – and she’s not afraid.”> We knew who she was when we sent her, that she’d make a noise, and making a noise was why we sent her> > Abdul AbbasThat’s not how all see it. The first-term congresswoman is facing eight Republican and five Democratic candidates aiming to unseat her. Some appear symbolic, with little fundraising potential or appetite for collecting the necessary 4,000 signatures to get on the ballot.At her first campaign rally on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez said she hoped to multiply turnout by four, reaching 60,000 votes in the primary election. She declined to be drawn on the challengers that have lined up to contest her seat.“I think everyone has a right [to run]. I of course won my seat with a primary,” she told the New York Post. “I would never begrudge anyone trying to run in a primary.”Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challengers certainly seem to have their work cut out for them. In 2018 she steamedrolled the Republican candidate by a margin of 78%.With about $3.4m in her campaigns re-election coffers in a solidly Democratic district, Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challengers probably plan on merely damaging her or securing a bigger national media profile by taking on such a famed opponent.John Cummings, a former police officer, raised $425,000 in 10 weeks after announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination on Fox & Friends. Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray gave her first interview to Fox News’s Sean Hannity and raised a similar amount.But having led a campaign to prevent Amazon from establishing a headquarters in neighboring Long Island City, and established herself as a leading member of “the Squad”, the self-described group of progressive congresswomen that includes Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ocasio-Cortez is a political target.In a district that hasn’t voted Republican in half a century, the Republican candidates are tackling a candidate who has become a lightning rod for rightwing anger nationally.“Anything that indicates AOC is vulnerable would be godsend to people who don’t like her or are upset about the Amazon loss of 27,000 jobs in New York,” said veteran Democratic party strategist Hank Sheinkopf, warning: “Politics are unstable across the nation. Things are happening that we haven’t seen or thought about before.”Strategically speaking, a challenge to one of the most influential voices on the American left also could affect candidates in other, more marginal races. Within New York City, more than three dozen candidates promoting progressive, generational change are taking on congressional incumbents.In her own district, enthusiasm among supporters for Ocasio-Cortez is unwavering. The Working Families party “knows Ocasio-Cortez will beat any challengers who might arise because she’s fighting tirelessly for her district and her agenda speaks to the people of Queens and the Bronx”, the group said in a statement to the Guardian.But the Ocasio-Cortez campaign also knows that opposition to her remains deep within the Democratic party establishment. Open warfare broke out in July when the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, took aim at her and her close colleagues in the Squad. “All these people have is their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”In a tweeted response, Ocasio-Cortez said: “That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”The progressive-moderate split could be clearly discerned, too, in the battle last year over the election of a new Queens district attorney when Tiffany Cabán, an Ocasio-Cortez-backed candidate running on a platform to reduce record levels of incarceration, initially declared victory with a margin of 1,100 votes.But establishment-backed candidate Melinda Katz demanded a recount and ultimately pulled ahead by 55 votes after a series of court challenges over voter eligibility.Ocasio-Cortez’s most coherent Democratic challenger to date is former longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Caruso-Cabrera, who published a book in 2011 called You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government, is a skeptic of big government and a proponent of free markets.Caruso-Cabrera is a relatively recent Democratic party member who registered her candidacy last week, appear to be preparing a more serious challenge as she seeks to take on Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary.“Caruso-Cabrero is as wild a card as AOC was two years ago,” said Sheinkopf. “Caruso-Cabrero is likely to lead a spirited challenge and could be very competitive.”She certainly fancies her chances.“I am the daughter and granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants,” Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement. “I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful career and I want everybody to have the opportunity that I’ve had. That’s why I’m running.”Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign declined to comment on the challenge. But people close to the campaign said Caruso-Cabrera could be AOC’s most potent opponent at least from the Democratic side, even though she represents a radically different vision of the party.“It’ll be interesting if she decides to hide her libertarian-conservative ideology,” one source said. “Certain conservatives are upset that AOC beat Crowley and over Amazon so there maybe certain Koch-type figures who have had some role in recruiting her. I don’t think [Caruso-Cabrera] is going to get young Democrats from around the country to work for her, but you could see young conservative activists in the district because they all spend so much time condemning her politics or lusting after her.”However, candidates on both sides will be looking to raise money from outside the relatively poor, racially diverse district. Ocasio-Cortez’s fame has long transcended the borders of her hardscrabble patch of the Bronx.“AOC can raise an awful lot of money throughout the country from all sorts of people, but within the district there’s not an awful lot of money to raise,” said Sheinkopf.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:00:01 -0500
  • Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone news

    An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:33:33 -0500
  • Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline news

    The agents could be gathering intelligence on deep-sea cables and spying on tech companies based in Dublin, security sources told The Sunday Times.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:49:27 -0500
  • China legal activist who called on Xi to 'give way' arrested- activists

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    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:20:17 -0500
  • The global spread of the new coronavirus: Where is it? news

    The new coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed nearly 1,800 people and spread around the world.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:39:27 -0500
  • Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy news

    The venerable non-profit is following the lead of the scandal-wracked Roman Catholic Church.

    Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:04:04 -0500
  • Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend's killing news

    There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago. The slip of paper intended to lead authorities to her lifeless body in December 2000 was penned by Durst. Durst himself has said more than once that only the killer or someone involved in the shooting could have written it.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:17 -0500
  • Watch Russia Test A New Weapon That Can Kill Missiles news

    We've got the video.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:00:00 -0500
  • Israel says Hamas used 'attractive' women in thwarted cyberattack news

    Israel's military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers' mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women. The phones of a few dozen soldiers were affected, but the military "does not assess that there has been a substantial breach of information", said Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, an army spokesman. Conricus said this was the third attempted malware attack by Hamas in less than four years, but that the latest effort indicated the Islamist group, which controls the Gaza Strip, had improved their capacity to wage cyber-warfare.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 06:46:26 -0500
  • South Korean President Calls for ‘Extraordinary Steps’ to Combat Virus news

    (Bloomberg) -- President Moon Jae-in called for “extraordinary” steps to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on South Korea’s economy, hinting at the possibility of extra spending to support growth by a government looking to protect a fragile recovery.“An emergency situation warrants an emergency prescription,” Moon told his Cabinet on Tuesday, warning that the virus’s impact could be bigger and longer-lasting than a 2015 epidemic that killed 38 people in South Korea and hit growth. Back then, the government put together a 11.6 trillion won ($9.8 billion) extra budget and the central bank cut interest rates.Moon’s remarks ramp up the likelihood that the government may soon reveal extra spending measures, though it remains unclear if the government would match or go beyond the action it took during the crisis over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 2015.Still, the fact that Moon is calling so publicly for action indicates there may be something substantial in the pipeline, according to Moon Hong-cheol, an analyst at DB Financial Investment.“It does feel a bit early and elections are near, but it’s also true that the president and the ruling party can’t afford to let the economic recovery slip after last year’s slump,” the analyst said.So far, there have been no deaths in South Korea from the virus, while infections have been limited to 31 people. Still, there is increasing concern that the economic recovery will be derailed for some time if a prolonged outbreak slams supply chains and cuts shipments to China, the country’s biggest export market.Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki already said last week that the government was considering a package of measures to boost exports and domestic consumption after a meeting with BOK Governor Lee Ju-yeol. For his part, Lee tried to tamp down speculation over a possible rate cut at the BOK’s meeting next week, saying it was too early to decide whether further action was necessary.President Moon offered no specifics on measures he’s considering to protect the economy in his remarks Tuesday, but he said that “every kind of step that can be taken by the government” should be carried out.Should South Korea decide to draw up an extra budget, it could set aside as much as 15 trillion won, roughly 0.7% of its gross domestic output, DB Financial Investment’s Moon said separately in a report earlier in the day. In 2015, during the MERS crisis, extra money was used to build infrastructure and support small businesses.Any attempt to pass a sizable spending package would likely face fierce criticism from opposition parties before April’s parliamentary elections, according to economist Oh Suk-tae at SG Securities.“It’s too early to shift the entire macro policy over the virus outbreak, but we may see some micro steps to tide the economy over,” he said.(Adds economist’s comment.)To contact the reporter on this story: Sam Kim in Seoul at skim609@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Malcolm Scott at, Jason Clenfield, Paul JacksonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    Tue, 18 Feb 2020 03:10:37 -0500
  • Joe Biden: I'm 'disappointed' in Lindsey Graham news

    Joe Biden said Sunday morning that he is disappointed' in Sen. Lindsey Graham for bowing to political pressure.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:05:05 -0500
  • Tesla was ordered to stop work on its $4 billion Berlin Gigafactory over environmental concerns news

    In November 2019 Tesla announced plans for a new Gigafactory near Berlin, but has been met with fierce opposition from local environmentalists.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:35:09 -0500
  • Pakistan to consider importing insecticides from India to fight locusts news

    Pakistan is likely to import insecticides from arch-rival India to brace itself for any locust attacks this summer, bypassing a ban on trade between the neighbouring nations. A copy of Cabinet agenda for a Tuesday meeting seen by Reuters has the import option on it. Pakistan severed all diplomatic and trade ties with New Delhi in August after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, a disputed territory between the two rivals, who have fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:57:53 -0500
  • Coronavirus Proves One Thing: China's Rise Is Built on Quicksand news

    We may not build hospitals in 10 days with forced labor, but we are better able to create conditions where we don’t have to.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:34:25 -0500
  • Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapons ban news

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:51:36 -0500
  • A Texas jury found him guilty of murder. A computer algorithm proved his innocence. news

    Lydell Grant was supposed to be in prison for murder. But an emerging form of DNA technology, which has also come under scrutiny, is helping to free him in an unprecedented case.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 05:56:00 -0500
  • Cuba burning tires to power factory as US oil sanctions bite news

    The Cuban government has ordered a cement factory to burn old tires to power its operations and save on oil, amid a worsening fuel shortage brought on by US sanctions on the Communist island. On orders of President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the firm Cementos Cienfuegos, located in the center of the country, will receive an increasing supply of used tires to burn, the official daily Granma said Monday. Cuba has been suffering oil shortages since last September, when the administration of President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on ships carrying petroleum to the island from its main fuel supplier Venezuela.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:10:14 -0500
  • Air Force Academy blames accidents for traffic at NHL game news

    The Air Force Academy is blaming car accidents and ill-prepared drivers for traffic jams that were so bad before and after the NHL's Stadium Series game at Falcon Stadium that some fans didn't enter until the third period. Several thousand fans among the sellout crowd of 43,574 arrived late to the Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. With fans complaining on social media and in interviews that they missed much of the game and a concert by country singer Sam Hunt during the first intermission, the Air Force released a statement saying fans had been warned aplenty to get to the game early and that numerous accidents on Interstate 25 were partly to blame for the delays in getting to the game.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:54:50 -0500
  • U.S. Considering Restrictions to Curb Chinese Access to Chip Tech news

    The Trump administration is considering slapping China with new trade restrictions that would curb the country's access to American chip technology in a move targeting Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest smartphone maker.The Commerce Department is proposing tightening what is known as the foreign direct product rule, which limits the ability of foreign countries to use American technology for military or national-security purposes. The new rules would require factories across the globe to obtain licenses in order to make chips for Huawei using American equipment, the Wall Street Journal reported.The new restrictions are intended to restrict the world's second-largest economy's imports of U.S. semiconductor technology, one of China's largest American imports. An additional new rule would curb the ability of American companies to supply equipment to Huawei from their overseas facilities. Critics worry the rules could also harm the growth of U.S. companies who supply to Huawei.Last week, U.S. officials warned that Huawei, which is closely tied to the Chinese Communist Party, has for over a decade been able to use a backdoor method intended only for law enforcement to gain access to U.S. cellular networks and private information without the knowledge of the networks.In November, the Federal Communications Commission blocked Huawei from accessing billions of dollars in federal-broadband subsidies over concerns that Huawei could use its inroads into American broadband infrastructure to spy on the U.S. and steal sensitive data.President Trump, who has said he wants U.S. companies to do business with Huawei as long as the equipment does not compromise national security, has reportedly not reviewed the new restrictions proposed by the Commerce Department.The U.S. signed a "phase-one" trade deal with China last month, in which China agreed to buy about $200 billion worth of U.S. goods over two years and the parties agreed to a new intellectual-property regime, a contentious point in the trade negotiations between the two countries.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:13:28 -0500
  • Voter to Biden: 'What the hell is going on with your campaign?' news

    Biden said his campaign was aware that he would face difficulty in the Iowa caucuses due to lack of diversity in the state.

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:34:17 -0500
  • Smugglers helping migrants scale Trump’s border wall ‘using $5 ladders’ news

    Smugglers are reportedly helping migrants scale sections of Donald Trump’s multi-billion border wall using $5 ladders.US Border Patrol has seen a rise in camouflage “hook-and-ladders” within the far south-west region of Texas since May last year, according to The El Paso Times.

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 07:25:26 -0500
  • U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs

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    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:28:44 -0500
  • Meet China's New JH-7A 'Flying Leopard' Supersonic Fighter Bomber news

    Do you feel scared?

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 04:00:00 -0500
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