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Being president isn’t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 days

Being president isn’t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 daysIt is the not the first time the former reality show host has expressed surprise at the difficulty of the job, the size of the government or the vastness of the country.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:35 AM

ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation

ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation“For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship,” stated David Cole, head of the ACLU, in Coulter's defense.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 9:46 AM

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets deathMILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 5:05 PM

Delta Kicks Out Passenger From Flight Because He Used The Loo

Delta Kicks Out Passenger From Flight Because He Used The LooKima Hamilton, a passenger aboard a Delta Airlines flight 2035 from Atlanta to Milwaukee was removed from the flight because he needed to use the restroom urgently.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:41 AM

Korean Businesses Targeted During LA Riots

Korean Businesses Targeted During LA RiotsIn archival NBC News footage, Diana Koricke reports on Koreans targeted during the 1992 riots, in part because of the light sentencing a South Korean store owner received after fatally shooting a teenaged black girl.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 4:47 AM

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedyA Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out. Liu Chen-chun, 18,​ died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite losing 30 kilos (66 pounds) during the ordeal. A severely malnourished Liang Sheng-yueh, 20, was being treated in hospital in Kathmandu, where he was airlifted after being rescued from the remote region.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:58 AM

China welcomes U.S. saying it is open to talks on North Korea

China welcomes U.S. saying it is open to talks on North KoreaBy Michael Martina and Ju-min Park BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defence system being deployed in South Korea. Separately, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on North Korea and other countries on Thursday to avoid behaviour or rhetoric that could increase tensions around Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow after talks, the two leaders said they had agreed to cooperate closely to try to help defuse tensions around North Korea.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 12:19 PM

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flamesThe 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:08 PM

We asked Trump voters what they think about his first 100 days – and if they have any regrets

We asked Trump voters what they think about his first 100 days – and if they have any regretsLike the majority of people who sent Donald Trump to the White House, Lorraine Ostrowski has no regrets. While Mr Trump’s national approval rating is lower than that of any modern president, a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey found that among those who voted for him, just 2 per cent said they had made a mistake. Indeed, despite controversies ranging from Mr Trump’s Muslim travel ban, his campaign’s alleged links to Russia and the apparently often chaotic nature of his administration, when The Independent visited Macomb County, it found not a single Trump voter who wished for a do-over.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 1:36 PM

Tad Cummins' Wife Says She Warned Her Husband About Getting Too Close to Teen

Tad Cummins' Wife Says She Warned Her Husband About Getting Too Close to TeenJill Cummins says the girl was like a daughter to her.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 3:37 PM

The Latest: EU official urges Arkansas to stop execution

The Latest: EU official urges Arkansas to stop executionLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):




POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 7:05 PM

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?Pope Francis arrives in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders but his message of peace comes as Egypt's Coptic Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe it out. Below are some facts about Egypt's Coptic Christians: -- The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of oldest in the world.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 4:17 AM

Long After Their Bones Were Gone, Neanderthals' DNA Survived in a Cave

Long After Their Bones Were Gone, Neanderthals' DNA Survived in a CaveDNA from two extinct human relatives — the Neanderthals, and a mysterious branch of humanity called the Denisovans — has been detected in the ancient mud of caves, even though those caves hold no fossils of those individuals, new research shows. The finding suggests that scientists could detect such extinct lineages in places devoid of skeletal remains, the researchers said. The ancestors of modern humans once shared the world with archaic human lineages such as the Neanderthals — the closest extinct relatives of modern humans — as well as the Denisovans.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:53 AM

Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by USLONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that the U.K. will probably join the United States in further military action against Syria if asked to do so, whether or not Parliament gets a vote on it.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 7:53 AM

French tourist attacked by shark in New Zealand

French tourist attacked by shark in New ZealandA French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said. The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Nick Smart, who runs the Caitlin Surf School, said the woman was in the water with friends when the shark attacked "out of nowhere".




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 2:26 AM

Israeli missile shoots down 'target' over Golan: army

Israeli missile shoots down 'target' over Golan: armyIsrael shot down what it identified only as "a target" over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position near Damascus airport. "The Patriot Aerial Defence System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights," the official Israeli army Twitter account said, without elaborating. A military spokeswoman refused to comment on Israeli media reports that the object was a drone.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 2:08 PM

Press secretary comments on tax plan's effect on middle class

Press secretary comments on tax plan's effect on middle classABC News' Cecilia Vega asks Sean Spicer why Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin couldn't guarantee that middle class would not pay more with new tax plan.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 3:04 PM

Donald Trump's new migrant crime hotline 'trolled with reports of lawbreaking extra-terrestrials'

Donald Trump's new migrant crime hotline 'trolled with reports of lawbreaking extra-terrestrials'Immigration rights activists have reportedly been calling Donald Trump’s new illegal alien crime hotline with reports of criminal extra-terrestrials. Launched yesterday, the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline was ordered by President Trump earlier this year and is now being run by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to the ICE website, VOICE exists to help victims “impacted by crimes committed by removable criminal aliens”.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 5:22 AM

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: CopsMarinna Rollins can be heard laughing as she and her boyfriend took turns shooting her service dog, authorities said.




POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 6:01 PM

This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of it

This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of itHow about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she's planning on working there one day. She got two things in return: A lovely letter from Pichai encouraging her to follow her dreams, and a paid job testing tech products for a tech startup based in London. "Dear Google boss," Young Bridgewater's letter begins. "May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google." She goes on to explain that she's also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn't dream of that? Her love of Google centers around its work culture, which includes kid-friendly bonuses like working from a bean bag or making your way from one floor of the company's headquarters to another via slide. After her father posted a photo of her letter online it quickly went viral, catching the attention of Kano, the built-it-yourself computer startup that crushed its crowdfunding goals back in late 2013 and has been shipping its kits ever since. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V0qlI28Usc Now, the 7-year-old and her younger sister, Hollie, help Kano test new products ahead of time, giving the company feedback on what works and what doesn't. The two girls were even added as board members of Kano's product innovation board. See? The world isn't all bad.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:39 PM

21 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Mother's Day Brunch

21 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Mother's Day Brunch




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 5:00 PM

Tad Cummins Admits To Wife He Slept With Elizabeth Thomas

Tad Cummins Admits To Wife He Slept With Elizabeth ThomasTad Cummins' wife said he admitted to her he slept with Tennessee teen he is accused of kidnapping in Maury County.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:36 AM

Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAS

Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OASCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 7:50 PM

The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your Dreams

The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your DreamsAnd no, it's probably not coming to America.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 2:15 PM

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricityBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 8:33 AM

Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' France

Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' FranceFar-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France". The candidates' starkly differing visions on France's future are at the heart of the May 7 election run-off -- with Macron, a 39-year-old former banker embracing free trade and the EU, while Le Pen wants to seal France's borders and quit the euro. "The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France, it's a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers," Le Pen told a cheering crowd of some 4,000 supporters in the Riviera city of Nice, a rightwing stronghold.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 5:55 PM

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 employeesWeeks 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.




POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 8:46 PM

Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry

Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarryWhile Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 2:22 PM

NASA’s Cassini survived its first Saturn dive, and delivered some mind-blowing photos

NASA’s Cassini survived its first Saturn dive, and delivered some mind-blowing photosNASA delivered some fantastic news very early this morning, announcing that the Cassini spacecraft had successfully survived the first of its "Grand Finale" dives. The craft was out of radio contact for many hours as it ventured closer to the surface of Saturn than any earthly equipment had ever gone, and it shot some really stunning photos that show the planet in greater detail than we've ever seen. Cassini's first dive sent it straight through Saturn's rings, shooting for a gap that measures roughly 1,500 miles wide which is light on debris. The craft cruised through its targeted space at speeds around 77,000 miles per hour, relative to the surface of the planet, and NASA notes that even the smallest particles could have spelled utter doom for the hardware if it was hit in the wrong spot. "In the grandest tradition of exploration, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has once again blazed a trail, showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare," Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, said in a statement. The images Cassini delivered are the best photos humanity has ever had of Saturn's atmosphere, showing in detail the unique cloud formations that simply hadn't been seen previously. The photos were shot at a distance of about 1,900 miles from the planet, which might sound big, but is actually quite close when compared to most of Cassini's other photos. Cassini's next dive will take place on May 2nd, and it will be the second of 22 total dives. So buckle up, because there's lots more awesome eye candy in store.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 1:39 PM

Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: rights group

Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: rights groupA dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:34 AM

Melania Trump Donned Military-Inspired Ensemble At Meeting With Argentine President

Melania Trump Donned Military-Inspired Ensemble At Meeting With Argentine PresidentFirst lady Melania Trump opted for a military-inspired olive green ensemble during her husband's meeting with the Argentine president at the White House.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 4:42 AM

Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk

Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walkNORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A young man has been arrested in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman who was attacked as she tried to help a friend during a morning walk, officials said Friday.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 3:56 PM

Can the Hennessey Exorcist drive out the Dodge Demon?

Can the Hennessey Exorcist drive out the Dodge Demon?Texas tuner extraordinaire Hennessey Performance wants to give anyone considering snapping up the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon cause for concern. At the New York International Auto Show, Dodge confounded expectations with an 840hp street-legal drag car called the Demon. Based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and set to be offered as either a full turnkey car or as a conversion for existing ZL1 owners, the Exorcist has a totally overhauled engine complete with ported cylinder heads, new valves, a new camshaft, a high-flow supercharger, plus new exhaust system.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 5:28 AM

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by WashingtonVenezuela 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.




POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 7:43 PM

13 First Mother's Day Gifts Every New Mom Will Love

13 First Mother's Day Gifts Every New Mom Will Love




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 2:07 PM

Dramatic nuclear attack drills staged near Manhattan as US-North Korea tensions escalate

Dramatic nuclear attack drills staged near Manhattan as US-North Korea tensions escalateLaw enforcement officials, first responders, and agencies at all levels of government are running drills to prepare for massive nuclear and terror attacks in two of America’s most populous cities. The training comes amid heightened national concerns over the nuclear capabilities of North Korea and following a tense 2016 presidential election season in which terrorism was a frequent point of discussion by Donald Trump. Although the timing of the New York City drills —the nuclear attack simulation was to take place just west of the city in New Jersey — seem particularly topical, officials say that they were preplanned and have nothing to do with the headlines North Korea’s missile tests are producing.




POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 7:06 PM

You Can Now Eat At Taco Bell's Top-Secret Test Kitchen

You Can Now Eat At Taco Bell's Top-Secret Test KitchenIt's like getting access to Willy Wonka's factory.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:52 PM

This may be Apple’s first brand new iOS device since 2015

This may be Apple’s first brand new iOS device since 2015

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

“Apple is currently finalizing designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device,” Sonny Dickson said on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/857584682677829633

Dickson, who has a decent track record when leaking details about unreleased Apple products (especially iPhones) also said the upcoming Echo rival is “believed to carry some form of Beats technology, and is expected to run [an iOS variant].”

The insider did not mention anything about an actual launch date for the product, or a price.

Amazon’s Echo is currently the most popular voice-based home assistant product out there. Earlier this week, Amazon unveiled a new Echo gadget, the Echo Look that comes with a built-in camera. Amazon’s Alexa assistant, the AI brains of the Echo line of devices, is available in other non-Amazon devices as well, with more third-party companies interested in integrating the service into their products.

https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/857584905982693379

Google is looking to turn its Home device into an equally popular gadget, although Amazon’s lead can’t be contested for the time being.

A Time report in February said that Apple had no interest in making a device that would compete against Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, given the increased popularity of these home devices, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple come out with a competitive product that would offer Siri functionality at home.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 1:14 PM

Sweden truck attack death toll rises to five

Sweden truck attack death toll rises to fiveThe death toll from the Stockholm truck attack rose to five on Friday after a 60-year-old Swedish woman succumbed to her injuries, police said. An Uzbek suspect has confessed to using a stolen truck to mow down pedestrians on a busy shopping street in central Stockholm on April 7 in a rampage similar to attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national who was arrested a few hours after the attack, has confessed to driving the truck.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:06 AM

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 2:55 PM

The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential EditionNot only do members of Congress think Michael Flynn broke the law, they have documents to show he should have known better. On Tuesday, the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight Committee said the former national security adviser had likely broken the law by receiving payments from the Russian and Turkish governments.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 11:58 AM

Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper

Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaperISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 12:01 PM

Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast

Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coastA 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 the navy ship were evacuated, Turkish officials said. The rescued crew members of the Russian ship Liman were in good health after the collision with the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H, Turkey's Transport Minister Ahmed Arslan said. The incident took place in fog and low visibility 18 miles (29 km) from Kilyos village on the Black Sea coast just north of Istanbul.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 12:19 PM

Google Will Mark Any HTTP Pages That Record User Data As 'Not Secure'

Google Will Mark Any HTTP Pages That Record User Data As 'Not Secure'Google plans to mark HTTP sites that record user information as "Not Secure" in its Google Chrome browser, as well as labeling all HTTP sites as unsecure when visited in incognito mode.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:02 PM

Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under ASEAN summit spotlight

Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under ASEAN summit spotlightMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Alarm over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and its intensifying standoff with the United States, and tensions over China's assertive territorial claims in the South China Sea are under the spotlight at an annual summit of Southeast Asian nations in Manila.




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:56 AM

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Grows Bigger, Gains Power, and Adds Practicality

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Grows Bigger, Gains Power, and Adds PracticalityA model from the Mini brand is unmistakable, no matter the guise, version, or body style. Some may consider the all-new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman—the biggest Mini yet—an SUV, but the model embo...




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 3:22 PM

Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statement

Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statementThe Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company. Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions. Needless to say, this fight stands to have a dramatic impact on Qualcomm's performance. Apparently, Apple told Qualcomm that “Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017,” and it will continue to do so until the patent dispute is settled. As a result, Qualcomm now expects revenue between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion for the third quarter. Its prior guidance was between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. Comparatively, Qualcomm reported $6.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. In other words, iPhone money is really important to the chipmaker. "Apple is improperly interfering with Qualcomm's long-standing agreements with Qualcomm's licensees," executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg said. "These license agreements remain valid and enforceable. While Apple has acknowledged that payment is owed for the use of Qualcomm's valuable intellectual property, it nevertheless continues to interfere with our contracts. Apple has now unilaterally declared the contract terms unacceptable; the same terms that have applied to iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads for a decade. Apple's continued interference with Qualcomm's agreements to which Apple is not a party is wrongful and the latest step in Apple's global attack on Qualcomm. We will continue vigorously to defend our business model, and pursue our right to protect and receive fair value for our technological contributions to the industry." Things are definitely going to get interesting...




POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 11:44 AM

Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: Cops

Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: CopsThe Florida brother told authorities it was an accident.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 9:13 AM

Iraq forces retake town of Hatra southwest of Mosul

Iraq forces retake town of Hatra southwest of MosulIraqi forces on Thursday retook the town of Hatra, southwest of Mosul, on the third day of an operation that saw them wrest back a nearby UNESCO-listed ancient city, a statement said. Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces said they had flushed the Islamic State group out of Hatra, which lies 120 kilometres (80 miles) from Mosul.




POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 5:37 AM

Top News and Analysis (pro)

The US economy is leaving these states behind
As the administration tries to spur growth in the national economy, some states will likely continue to be left behind.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:27 PM
North Korea ballistic missile test fails: Report
Korean news service Yonhap reported that North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:39 PM
Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft ended the day $27.4 billion richer
By the end of the day on Friday, the trio were just $27.4 billion richer.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:26 PM
What it's like working for Warren Buffett: 'It's literally just reading about 12 hours a day'
Warren Buffett shares how hiring his two investment managers was "one of the best decisions" he ever made.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:21 PM
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey purchases more stock, but investors aren't buying in
The CEO bought more than 574,000 shares, bringing his total Twitter stock purchase to 1 million to date during 2017.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:14 PM
Another retailer joins Sears in flagging 'substantial doubt' it can stay in business
Vince's warning comes as the number of retail bankruptcies climbs toward a post-recession high.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:21 PM
Trump's first 100-day stock market performance is better than most, but the real test is ahead
By stock market standards, President Donald Trump has been a smashing success in his first 100 days and in the days following his election.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:26 PM
Mario Gabelli sees another 'pocket' like the '87 crash ahead — he just doesn't know when
The U.S. stock market has no margin of safety, but it is OK, billionaire value investor Mario Gabelli told CNBC.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:41 PM
Sorry, Microsoft: Your cloud sales popped 93% — but research says you're still not on Amazon's radar
Amazon's AWS held steady at 33 percent of the worldwide market share of cloud infrastructure service providers in the first quarter, according to Synergy.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:11 PM
Likelihood tax reform gets passed this year 'very, very high,' Rep. Cole says
Things need to be done to spark growth and "I'm certainly prepared to run some risk to get that done," Tom Cole said.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:03 PM
California will allow insurers to file two sets of rates: One for 'Trumpcare,' other for Obamacare
The move gives insurers some protection if a Republican bill to replace Obamacare becomes law.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:15 PM
Bill Gates could be the world's first trillionaire but Bezos is hot on his heels
We could see our first trillionaire in the next 25 years. Who is it going to be?

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:18 PM
Strategist Lee: Market to fall the rest of the year, but FANG stocks will outperform
Fundstrat's Tom Lee predicts the S&P 500 will decline to 2,275 at year-end.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:43 PM
This incredible, rare video depicts the streets of North Korea's capital city
Finnish journalist Mika Mäkeläinen captured rare video of daily life in the Hermit Kingdom, Vox reports.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:56 PM
Full interview with billionaire Mario Gabelli on a possible pullback, Trump, stock picks
Billionaire Mario Gabelli shared his views on infrastructure and stocks said in an interview Friday on CNBC's "Power Lunch."

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:26 PM
Billionaire investor Mario Gabelli's infrastructure plays
Infrastructure stocks got a big boost after Trump's election, but the run is "not even beginning," Mario Gabelli says.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:48 PM
Trump has presided over the calmest first 100 days for stocks since at least Kennedy
The markets have been unusually calm in the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:31 PM
Video shows Elon Musk's plan for massive underground freeway system
Elon Musk's Boring Company just released a video that gives an idea of what a massive underground freeway system would looks like.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:21 PM
Trump to NRA: ‘Eight-year assault’ on gun rights is over
Trump is the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to speak to the NRA, NBC News reports.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:05 PM
Companies are holding a $2.6 trillion pile of cash overseas that's still growing
U.S. companies are holding $2.6 trillion in cash overseas, according to new research.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 5:27 PM
Scientists think Facebook and Elon Musk are way too optimistic about mind-reading tech
Neuroscientists are skeptical of the timeframes Facebook and Neuralink have laid out for mind-reading tech

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:00 PM
NSA to stop collecting some internet communications
The move is being applauded by privacy advocates.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:32 PM
3 ways to bond with your boss that actually work
You don't have to golf to have a good relationship that quite literally pays off.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:11 PM
Red-hot software start-up Rubrik has zoomed to a $1.3 billion valuation in two years
Software start-up Rubrik raised $180 million at a $1.8 billion valuation in a round led by IVP.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:06 PM
No government shutdown for now: Senate passes short-term funding bill
It gives negotiators a week to resolve differences over a $1 trillion bill financing federal agencies through Sept. 30.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 4:02 PM
Trump's tweets have lost some impact
They are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. But Trump's tweets seem to be losing some of their impact.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:05 PM
Canada shouldn't be able to 'change the rules on us,' US Dairy Export Council president says
Trade negotiations with Mexico and Canada shouldn't "backtrack" on the important achievements of NAFTA, Vilsack says.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:22 PM
Apple asks California to change its proposed self-driving car testing policies
Apple made a series of suggested changes to the policy that is under development.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:12 PM
Op-Ed: Trump’s first 100 days—the foreign policy report card
To quote Nikki Haley, "There's a new sheriff in town." Here's a report card on Trump's foreign policy in the first 100 days from the Atlantic Council's Ariel Cohen.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:24 PM
Fitbit murder case: Richard Dabate pleads not guilty in wife’s death
A man charged with murdering his wife — after police built a case based, in part, on the victim's Fitbit data — pleaded not guilty, NBC reports.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:19 PM

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