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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:19:03 -0500
(image) Former President George W. Bush said that the power of the presidency can be addictive and that an independent media is necessary to keep things in check. “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said in a “Today” show interview Monday morning. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.”
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:21:13 -0500
(image) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:19:25 -0500
(image) Dozens of people gathered in the Indian city of Hyderabad on Tuesday for the funeral of an engineer shot dead in the United States last week, an attack that has raised fears for the safety of Indians abroad. A white U.S. Navy veteran has been charged with the murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, in a case that U.S. authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime, the official term for crimes motivated by bias or prejudice. Friends stood around Kuchibhotla's body which was garlanded with flowers ahead of his last rites, while some relatives wiped away tears, television footage showed.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:39:23 -0500
(image) Donald Trump will have a chance to breathe new momentum into his month-old presidency in an address to Congress Tuesday night, but he will need to strike the right tone -- far from his score-settling tweets at foes of all stripes. For his maiden address to the American body politic -- the House of Representatives and Senate but also his own cabinet and the assembled Supreme Court justices -- the Republican leader will lay out his legislative priorities in a setting a far cry from the charged-up rallies of which he is so fond. After the dark pitch of Trump's inauguration speech on January 20, the virulence of his attacks on the media and his disconcerting first solo press conference earlier this month, the tenor of the president's speech to millions of Americans will be closely watched.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:44:55 -0500
(image) Sometimes, you need to go out with a bang. Or a flush. Giving two weeks is a pretty standard practice when employees move on from their current job. It allows the company a short amount of time to search for a replacement, and gives the employee an opportunity to leave on good standing. You never know when you may need that reference — or worse, when you may need your old job back. While most people quickly Google "two-week notice letter" and follow a pretty standard form, this guy decided on a different method. SEE ALSO: Lucky woman wins lottery days after quitting her job According to his wife, Redditor Girlofgodsbadday, this dude decided to quit his job by writing his two-week notice on a few sheets of toilet paper. "I have chosen this type of paper for my 2 week resignation as a symbol of how I feel this company has treated me, and ironically, how it is disposed of is where I feel the company is going," the letter reads. Just in case the message wasn't clear, he drew a toilet next to where he signed his name. While he didn't use the term "ironically" properly, we're going to give him a pass because handing that over to any boss takes some serious guts. BONUS: A new way to take selfies — and six other features the iPhone 8 might have
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:26:09 -0500About five years too late, Nokia has finally entered the Android market. It's probably not quite what you were expecting: the phones really come from Nokia's new Finnish owner, HMD Global. But hey, they're Nokia phones running Android, and they look half-decent, so who are we to complain? Things get better when you hear about the design decisions HMD has been making. Just a few small companies (and Motorola) have done in the past, HMD is shipping all three phones with pure Android, no gimmicks, no bundled apps, and no bungled re-skinning. The three devices are called the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The specs and price increase along with the number, but all three handsets look distinctly mid-range. It starts with the Nokia 3, the most basic of the new devices. It's featuring a 5-inch display up front, generic quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM underneath, and 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSD. The design looks a lot like the Nokia we've recently become familiar with: curved edges, a polycarbonate frame, and most of the flair coming from color. It's not a bad design, normally, but in a world of aluminum unibody, it's sorely in danger of feeling cheap. That's exactly what the Nokia 3 is, though, as it should be available in the spring for around $150. Just like the new 3310, there's a range of colors for you to choose from. The Nokia 5 looks like a small step up in price, but hits a much more attractive place with the specs. Ther's a 5.2-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a Wualcomm Snapdragon 430 underneath. That's a decent amount of power for a mid-range Android device, and especially given that it's running a naked version of Android with no bloat, should be enough for most day-to-day use. The polycarbonate body is also upgraded to aluminum, which helps with a more premium feel. It still looks to have a lot of bezel compared to this year's crop of smartphones, but at the price of the 5, you can lett that go. It should be shipping in Q2 for $200, which is a steal for a serious low-end handset these days. There's also one other piece of classic Nokia to be found in the 5's hardware: a 13-megapixel camera at the back and 6-megapixel front-facing camera. Provided that these are good lenses and not just gratuitously thrown on there to save the spec sheet, that could mean that Nokia's legendary mobile cameras are back for good. Finally, we've got the Nokia 6. It many ways, it's similar to the 5: aluminum body, Snapdragon 430 processor, but the screen has been upgraded to 5.5-inches and the RAM to 3GB. The camera also gets a small bump to 16 megapixels. There's also a limited edition available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, if that really catches your eye. It's still not priced anywhere close to flagship smartphone pricing, with the regular version running about $250. None of these phones are going to change the world or compete with a new iPhone, but it looks to be a solid first step back into the phone-making business for Nokia. We'll have to wait and see how sales actually go -- for low-end phones like these, it will probably depend if they can get into any carrier retail stores -- but the future looks a little brighter for Nokia after today.[...]
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:48:26 -0500
(image) The pup survived the attack after being spotted by Iraqi militia members.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:52:00 -0500
(image) She reportedly went out to buy marijuana.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:05:47 -0500
(image) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:07:52 -0500
(image) Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra, following a Supreme Court decision that ruled they were built on private Palestinian land. Dozens of settlers and their supporters were protesting on the rooftops as military and police forces handed the evacuation orders to settler leaders and asked them to cooperate peacefully and avoid confrontation. >>> Read more about the settler evacuation at the AP. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:24:10 -0500
(image) By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan International Airlines said on Monday that it was investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had traveled on an international flight, adding it launched disciplinary measures against the crew. "It is not possible for anyone to travel like that in an aircraft, regardless of the duration of the flight," Danyal Gillani. PIA is committed to ensure the safety of the passengers and cannot allow any incident to happen which compromises safety," Gillani said.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:07:08 -0500
(image) SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-month-old girl was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:28:54 -0500
(image) The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body's future. Over its 11-year history, the council has come in for criticism, including allegations that it has, at times, been co-opted by rights abusers who push resolutions attacking their geopolitical rivals, with genuine rights issues marginalised. Many of the issues prioritised by Obama's UN envoys -- including violations in North Korea, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and South Sudan -- will remain on the agenda when the council opens its main annual session in Geneva on Monday.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:51:24 -0500
(image) It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters. Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for "military and paramilitary" organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:08:16 -0500
(image) More than 40,000 people have signed a spoof petition calling for Barack Obama to be the next president of France. SEE ALSO: Obama and Richard Branson fought over kitesurfing and we're never getting him back As France prepares for its general election in May, an unofficial campaign has been launched to "bring France out of its apathy" and elect Barack Obama as France's new president. "We would like to make a big splash in electing a foreign president as head of our beautiful country," reads the campaign's manifesto."Barack Obama completed his second presidential term as POTUS on the 21 January, why not hire him as president of France?" the manifesto says. The campaign is hoping for 1 million pledges to vote for the former POTUS in order to convince Obama to stand in the next election. Oui on peut ... (?) #obama2017 #streetsofparis pic.twitter.com/v6ptl9DSJB — Romuald COUSTRE (@rcoustre) February 21, 2017 The reasons listed on the campaign site explain why Obama is perfect for the role. According to the manifesto, he has the best CV in the world for the job."Because it's still possible to vote for a president and not against a candidate. Because at a time when France is getting ready for a massive vote in favour of the far right, we can still give a lesson in democracy to the planet in electing a foreign French president," the manifesto continues. The group behind the campaign describe themselves as "four thirty-something Parisians" but they have not identified themselves. They explained their objectives to Mashable FR. "We've had enough of voting against candidates rather than voting for a president," they explained. "We found ourselves dreaming about what could happen if the world of politics could offer us a figure we admire and who makes us feel calm when we look to the future," they continued. They say they decided to put those thoughts into action by launching the campaign, which has since garnered the support of thousands of people. "We just wanted to make voters think, to piss off our politicians and to make everyone dream," they continued. Another Obama presidency, anyone?! BONUS: The Obamas got real emotional at the president's farewell address
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:45 -0500
(image) Alexa could soon be able to distinguish between different people's voices.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:39:28 -0500
(image) Senator Sanders and Bill Nye the Science Guy sat down to talk climate change on Facebook Live Monday morning.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:59:54 -0500
(image) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:45:00 -0500
(image) Nokia was once the king mobile of phones. The Nokia 6, 5 and 3 will be the stars of the company's reemergence onto the smartphone world. The Nokia 6 has actually been available in China for some time, but now will be available more widely.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:48:12 -0500
(image) (Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp's quarterly revenue fell for the first time in six years missing estimates, hurt by weak demand and the hospital operator forecast lower-than-expected full year earnings. Tenet's shares fell 10 percent in extended trading on Monday. The third largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, which had long-term debt of about $15 billion as of Dec. 31, has been cutting costs and selling hospitals, focusing on raising its hospital unit margins to turn its business around.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:08:22 -0500
(image) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:07:00 -0500
(image) Celebs took turns at criticizing Donald Trump.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:57:18 -0500
(image) The Philippine foreign minister told the UN rights council on Monday that Manila would "destroy criminals" in a defiant defence of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,500 people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, launched after he took office eight months ago. "It is lamentable that international observers, are more focused on the so-called human rights of criminals but have done nothing to help in eliminating the drug problem that has grown to pandemic proportions," Yasay said.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:56:23 -0500
(image) A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State was delivered to the White House on Monday and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was expected to brief senior administration officials, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:16:27 -0500
(image) Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over Anthony's 2011 criminal trial, told an Orlando blog recently he thought the Florida mother may have used chloroform on her daughter.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:30:24 -0500
(image) MILAN (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. But it took the company growing to about 26,000 stores in 75 countries to win the credibility he felt necessary to make the leap into the country that gave espresso to the world.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:29:46 -0500
Remember that time a Samsung smartphone exploded and burned a man's house down? Or how about that time a Samsung phone exploded and set someone's Jeep on fire? There are plenty more stories where those came from, and these incidents ultimate forced Samsung to issue the biggest global recall that the cell phone industry has ever seen. Samsung's defective battery design made its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones unsafe to use, and it had to cancel the device completely in order to limit its liability and keep its customers safe from detonating phones. Now, with the release of the next-generation Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ fast approaching, Samsung has released a series of new ads in which the company wants to make it as clear as possible that its upcoming new phones aren't going to burn your house down or engulf your car in flames.
Samsung's upcoming new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were undoubtedly the elephant in the room in each of the big press conferences at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung won't unveil them until March 29th, but they overshadowed every single smartphone announced at MWC 2017 because they're expected to be so impressive.
And if you've seen the leaked hands-on Galaxy S8 videos from earlier today, you know that these phones appear to live up to the hype.
The big question, of course, is whether or not consumers will trust Samsung's new smartphones in lieu of the Note 7 debacle. Several surveys have suggested that Samsung's smartphone brand took a hit from all that negative press, and there's even some indication that people are afraid other Samsung phones will go up in flames.
With its new ads that premiered during the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Samsung is looking to convince consumers that there's nothing to worry about moving forward. These new ads didn't exactly stir up as much buzz as Ellen's Samsung-sponsored Oscars selfie, but they're the first step in what may be a long process of rebuilding trust.
You'll find all three of Samsung's new spots embedded below.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:16:37 -0500
(image) Female Polar bear cub Nanuq (polar bear in the Inuit language), born on November 7, 2016, is pictured with its mother Sesi during her first presentation to the public to mark International Polar Bear Day at the zoo of Mulhouse, France; A displaced Iraqi woman who just fled her home talks on the phone as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq; and, A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 27, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:23:53 -0500
(image) (Reuters) - A driver accused of injuring 28 people in New Orleans after plowing a pickup truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit soon after the crash, police said on Sunday. The suspect, identified as Neilson Rizzuto, 25, has been charged with two felony counts in the Saturday evening incident that brought chaos to one of the main events of the city's signature pre-Lent celebration. Rizzuto's blood alcohol level was measured at 0.232, well above the 0.08 limit, about two hours after he was taken into custody on Saturday, New Orleans police spokesman Michael Tidwell said in an email.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:41:51 -0500
(image) Catch up on world news from the weekend.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:28:26 -0500
(image) Saudi Arabia's Aramco will invest $7 billion in a giant Malaysian oil refinery project, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday, as he declared ties with the kingdom were "at an all-time high". The deal between Aramco and Malaysian state energy firm Petronas for the $27 billion project will be signed on Tuesday, the prime minister said. "This is a huge investment and is very significant," said Najib.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:11:10 -0500
(image) BERLIN (AP) — Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is "alarmingly high and cause for concern," a German official said Monday, while adding that the crimes are being aggressively prosecuted and the numbers of such attacks are now falling.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:28:08 -0500
(image) An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province, was killed on Sunday when he was holding a meeting in the volatile Dasht-e-Archi district. "He was killed with five others in the house," said provincial governor Asadullah Amarkhil.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:08:36 -0500
(image) By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Tesla dropped on Monday after a downgrade by Goldman Sachs, bringing the electric carmaker's decline to 11 percent since its quarterly report last week stoked worries about how much cash it is using to launch its Model 3 sedan. Concerns that Tesla's Model 3 production this year might be delayed, as well as expectations the company will sell stock to raise $1.7 billion, led Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino to downgrade Tesla to "sell" from "neutral". Tesla has traded between $180 and $280 in recent years, and after hitting 2015 highs earlier this month, it may be headed toward the bottom of that range, Tamberrino wrote in a note to clients.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:26:27 -0500
(image) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A pro-environment entry by a leading samba school in Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival parade on Monday has caused an uproar among the country's agribusiness community.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:31:46 -0500
(image) LG has introduced it flagship phone, the G6, here's how it compares with Apple's current iPhone 7 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:36:00 -0500
(image) Police searched for the mom for 45 minutes.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:08:15 -0500
(image) According to data from the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings around the world have reached an all-time high. Statistics show individuals in the US are more likely to witness a UFO
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:05:38 -0500
(image) The Associated Press says a revised immigration ban executive order will be released on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night. Its contents will be closely watched for their constitutional implications.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:21:17 -0500
(image) By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday he wants to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine. Francis made the disclosure in impromptu comments during a visit to Rome's Anglican church, the first to the parish by a pope, to mark the 200th anniversary of its opening. "My aides and I are studying the possibility of a trip to South Sudan," the pope said in response to a question about Christian Churches in Africa.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:24:17 -0500
(image) On a Thursday segment of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly directed a debate over crime and immigration in Sweden. On one side of the issue was a Swedish newspaper reporter Anne-Sofie Naslund, who argued against the notion that immigration was making her country dangerous. On the other side was a man named Nils Bildt, who was identified onscreen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor."
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:07:45 -0500
(image) Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine on Monday threatened to seize control of enterprises across their territories unless Kiev halts a blockade by nationalist protesters. The leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics said they would install "external managers" at industries on their turf if Kiev did not end the month-long blockade by Wednesday. The blockade by nationalist activists angered over Ukraine trading with the coal-rich insurgent-controlled east has disrupted trade and threatened power supplies to the rest of the country.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:13:07 -0500
(image) OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:23:11 -0500
(image) DENVER (AP) — Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:41:03 -0500
In a perfect world, we would all use our iPhones caseless. Apple's gorgeous design on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus deserves to be shown off, not hidden under a bunch of plastic or even leather. Unfortunately, Apple's latest aluminum iPhones are as slippery as they are sleek, so going "naked" isn't really an option unless you're willing to completely throw caution to the wind.
The next best thing to going caseless is using a paper-thin case that doesn't add any bulk to the phones, but still adds some grip and protects against scratches. And as it turns out, our favorite paper-thin iPhone 7 Plus case — the TOZO Case for iPhone 7 Plus — is on sale right now on Amazon at its lowest price ever.
Here are the highlights from the product page:
Note that there appears to be a very limited supply available at the $5 price point. Of course even if this seller runs out, this awesome case is well worth the regular price of $8.99 with free Prime shipping.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:12:42 -0500
(image) Revelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties during Carnival week celebrations. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the “sambadrome.” Sao Paulo will also have its main samba schools taking their floats to their sambadrome. Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and nearly 13 percent unemployment have grasped this year’s carnival as a chance to let off steam.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:29:27 -0500
(image) Defendants Jose Torres, 26, and Kayla Norton, 25, were convicted earlier this month of charges that include making "terroristic threats" during the confrontation in Douglas County near Atlanta, which occurred at a time of heated national debate about a flag that many consider a symbol of racism. Georgia Superior Court Judge William McClain sentenced Torres to serve 13 years in prison, and Norton to serve 6 years in prison, Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said in a phone interview.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:35:30 -0500
(image) Military school principals have been directed to evaluate transgender children's bathroom use on a case-by-case basis.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:53:28 -0500
(image) By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - New antibiotics must be developed urgently to fight a dozen dangerous families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these "priority pathogens" as the greatest threats to human health. Many of these bacteria have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics, the United National health agency said. The WHO's assistant director-general for health systems and innovation, Marie-Paule Kieny, said it was up to governments to put in place policies to boost investment in research and development (R&D) if new drugs are to be found in time.