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Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week

Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. Arkansas, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has put three inmates to death since April 20. It planned to execute Kenneth Williams, 38, by lethal injection at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at its Cummins Unit prison.


Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast: authorities

Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast: authorities A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board were evacuated, Turkey's coastal safety authority said. It occurred 18 miles (29 km) from Kilyos village on the Black Sea coast just north of Istanbul, broadcaster NTV said. Turkish authorities dispatched a tugboat and three fast rescue vessels, the coastal safety authority said.


Thai Red Bull heir threatened with arrest after latest no-show

Thai Red Bull heir threatened with arrest after latest no-show Thai prosecutors vowed Thursday to seek the first arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull fortune after he dodged the latest summons to hear charges over a 2012 hit-and-run in his Ferrari that left a policeman dead. The threat comes after years of public anger over the lack of progress in a case that critics say highlights the impunity enjoyed by Thailand's wealthy and well-connected. Worayuth Yoovidhya, whose nickname is "Boss", was 27 when he allegedly smashed his Ferrari into a police officer in the early hours of the morning, dragging the body for several hundred metres before fleeing the scene of the crash.


Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong Nine democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing rally in the latest swoop by police as activists say they are being persecuted. Concerns are growing that the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing, fuelling calls from some groups for greater autonomy or even a complete split from China. Pro-independence activists Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung were arrested and charged Wednesday over causing chaos in the legislature after being barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year.


Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear.


Delaware State Police trooper killed in shooting ID'd; suspect barricaded

Delaware State Police trooper killed in shooting ID'd; suspect barricaded The Delaware State Police has released the identity of a trooper who was shot and killed at a Wawa convenience store in Bear.


iPhone 8 Launching With 2700mAh Battery?

iPhone 8 Launching With 2700mAh Battery? Apple is said to be equipping its upcoming iPhone 8 with a large 2,700mAh battery. But how will it make it fit into a handset that’s just as big as last year’s iPhone 7?


Forget the AirPods: These Wireless Earbuds Are Now $24

Forget the AirPods: These Wireless Earbuds Are Now $24 The AirPods are Apple's first foray into the wireless headphones industry offering a no-fuss, near-instantaneous way to wirelessly connect to your iOS device. However, at $159, they're far from cheap and their cable-free design makes them easy to misplace.


Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington Venezuela said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the Organization of American States, deepening the diplomatic isolation of the socialist-run nation that is already out of step with Latin America's steady shift to the right. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro have said Venezuela could be expelled from the group, accusing his government of eroding the country's democracy by delaying elections and refusing to respect the opposition-led Congress. Venezuela said the move was a response to a Washington-backed campaign against the ruling Socialist Party that is meant to trample on the sovereignty of Venezuela, the United States' principal ideological adversary in the region.


US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.



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Trump's race against the clock to do something - CNN


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Trump's race against the clock to do something
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Washington (CNN) Donald Trump's first 100 days as President is ending as it began, in a tempestuous flurry of activity, executive power flexing and controversy. And just like the President's first few days in the White House, it's not immediately clear ...
Trump Tells Foreign Leaders That Nafta Can Stay for Now New York Times
AP News in Brief at 6:04 am EDT Washington Post
Trump says leaders of Mexico, Canada called him asking to renegotiate NAFTA The Hill
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White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump - Washington Post


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White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump
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President Trump's call for a dramatic overhaul of the tax code sets in motion his most ambitious legislative initiative to date, testing whether he can cut the deal of his life on an issue that has long bedeviled Washington. On Wednesday, Trump issued ...
Chances the Trump tax proposal gets through Congress? 'Slim-to-none' CNN
Trump tax plan gets lukewarm welcome on Capitol Hill Politico
Seven Takeaways from the White House's 'Massive' Tax Plan NBCNews.com
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Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing - CNN


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Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing
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(CNN) Nearly every US senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday, though afterward few said any new information emerged about the increasingly tense US standoff with Pyongyang. Nonetheless ...
Senators Leave White House Briefing On North Korea Unsure About Why It Took Place Huffington Post
Senators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visit The Hill
Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing Politico
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New Silicon Valley perk: paid time off to protest

New Silicon Valley perk: paid time off to protest Like thousands of Bay Area residents, software engineer Risha Mars skipped work on International Women’s Day to rally for women’s issues on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall. About a month before the protest, Mars’s company – a San Francisco startup called Buoyant – joined a handful of others in announcing that it would provide additional paid time off for employees to participate in civic activities. The idea, says Buoyant chief executive William Morgan, is to support democracy by encouraging workers to take the time they need, including office hours, to engage in politics, volunteer work, and civic service.


Sen. Orrin Hatch, Trump's tax reform ally on Capitol Hill

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Trump's tax reform ally on Capitol Hill As Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah emerged from a Senate floor speech April 24, reporters peppered him about tax reform. While he voiced strong support for President Trump, he doubted his proposed 15 percent corporate tax rate would get through Congress. “Excuse me, the White House is calling me right now, I’ve gotta go,” he said, and stepped into an elevator. Pretty much everything Mr. Trump cares about runs through the Senate Finance Committee that Hatch chairs: tax reform, infrastructure, trade, and revisions to health care.


Hear this, oh those who listen

Hear this, oh those who listen In a recent skit on “Saturday Night Live,” two actors in a mock TV ad invite Americans to live in a new planned city called The Bubble. A video of this skit might be useful to show before many public events in the United States these days, such as talks by controversial speakers at public universities or at town hall meetings with elected leaders. By and large, civility and free speech remain the norm in academia and politics.


Attack on Afghan base a reminder: Taliban pose the greater threat

Attack on Afghan base a reminder: Taliban pose the greater threat Disguised perfectly as Afghan soldiers, the 10 attackers launched the Taliban’s spring offensive in spectacular fashion, rolling undetected into one of the most secure army bases in northern Afghanistan, and killing some 170 recruits as they left Friday prayers. The Taliban attack at Mazar-e Sharif’s Camp Shaheen appeared aimed at further undermining Afghanistan’s embattled leaders and security forces. It also served as a reminder that the Taliban, and not the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), still represent the most potent Islamist insurgency threatening the Afghan government.



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Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast: authorities

Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast: authorities A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board were evacuated, Turkey's coastal safety authority said. It occurred 18 miles (29 km) from Kilyos village on the Black Sea coast just north of Istanbul, broadcaster NTV said. Turkish authorities dispatched a tugboat and three fast rescue vessels, the coastal safety authority said.


Thai Red Bull heir threatened with arrest after latest no-show

Thai Red Bull heir threatened with arrest after latest no-show Thai prosecutors vowed Thursday to seek the first arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull fortune after he dodged the latest summons to hear charges over a 2012 hit-and-run in his Ferrari that left a policeman dead. The threat comes after years of public anger over the lack of progress in a case that critics say highlights the impunity enjoyed by Thailand's wealthy and well-connected. Worayuth Yoovidhya, whose nickname is "Boss", was 27 when he allegedly smashed his Ferrari into a police officer in the early hours of the morning, dragging the body for several hundred metres before fleeing the scene of the crash.


Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong Nine democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing rally in the latest swoop by police as activists say they are being persecuted. Concerns are growing that the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing, fuelling calls from some groups for greater autonomy or even a complete split from China. Pro-independence activists Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung were arrested and charged Wednesday over causing chaos in the legislature after being barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year.


Campus free speech battle erupts in Berkeley

Campus free speech battle erupts in Berkeley ABC's Maggie Rulli reports on Ann Coulter and UC Berkeley engaging in the latest battle over free speech on U.S. college campuses.


Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees

Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees Weeks after firing host Bill O’Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination” and created a workplace “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment". The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.


Forget the AirPods: These Wireless Earbuds Are Now $24

Forget the AirPods: These Wireless Earbuds Are Now $24 The AirPods are Apple's first foray into the wireless headphones industry offering a no-fuss, near-instantaneous way to wirelessly connect to your iOS device. However, at $159, they're far from cheap and their cable-free design makes them easy to misplace.


Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington Venezuela said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the Organization of American States, deepening the diplomatic isolation of the socialist-run nation that is already out of step with Latin America's steady shift to the right. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro have said Venezuela could be expelled from the group, accusing his government of eroding the country's democracy by delaying elections and refusing to respect the opposition-led Congress. Venezuela said the move was a response to a Washington-backed campaign against the ruling Socialist Party that is meant to trample on the sovereignty of Venezuela, the United States' principal ideological adversary in the region.


Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: Cops

Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: Cops Marinna Rollins can be heard laughing as she and her boyfriend took turns shooting her service dog, authorities said.



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Anadarko's stock tumbles as explosion prompts closure of over 3000 wells for weeks - MarketWatch


Anadarko's stock tumbles as explosion prompts closure of over 3000 wells for weeks
MarketWatch
Shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. APC, -5.95% tumbled 6.3% in active midday trade Thursday to a nine-month low, after the oil and gas exploration company said it would close more than 3,000 wells in response to the last week's fatal home explosion in ...

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Silicon Valley Democrats Plot Effort to Save Net Neutrality - Breitbart News


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Silicon Valley Democrats Plot Effort to Save Net Neutrality
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai announced his plan Wednesday to reverse the “Net Neutrality” rules adopted under President Barack Obama. And Democrats, and Silicon Valley activists, are already preparing to fight the ...

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Ford Sharpening Sales Pitch as Driverless Car Wager Underwhelms - Bloomberg


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Ford Sharpening Sales Pitch as Driverless Car Wager Underwhelms
Bloomberg
Ford Motor Co. has work to do convincing investors that its bet on self-driving cars and robo-taxis will pay off for shareholders now enduring a profit drop to go along with a stock-price slump. First-quarter adjusted earnings fell by 42 percent ...

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Trump tax reform: He's got some explaining to do. - Washington Post


Washington Post

Trump tax reform: He's got some explaining to do.
Washington Post
This week the administration revealed its wish list of tax changes. The reveal brought to mind the expression, “the devil is in the details.” The plan, such as it was, took up all of one page. So before you get all excited about a possible tax cut, you ...
Trump's tax plan is a bold step toward draining the swamp The Hill (blog)
CEOs Salivate Over Trump's Tax-Cut Plans, Vague as They May Be Bloomberg
Trump's massive tax-cut plan is discredited, dangerous “voodoo economics”: Last laugh of the Laffer Curve? Salon
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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.


How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​


Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending? One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana

Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.



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