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Microsoft to Contractors: Give New Parents Paid Leave

Microsoft to Contractors: Give New Parents Paid Leave

Microsoft will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child.It’s common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own
Canada, US Push Toward NAFTA Deal by Friday

Canada, US Push Toward NAFTA Deal by Friday

Top NAFTA negotiators from Canada and the United States increased the pace of their negotiations Thursday to resolve final differences to meet a Friday deadline, with their Mexican counterpart on
Man Charged with Making Death Threats Over Free Press Editorials

Man Charged with Making Death Threats Over Free Press Editorials

A Los Angeles man upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened to kill the
Russia Holds Up Release of Report on N. Korea Sanctions

Russia Holds Up Release of Report on N. Korea Sanctions

Russia said Thursday that it was holding up release of a report by U.N. experts who said North Korea is violating U.N. sanctions by not stopping its nuclear and missile programs and by engineering "a
Ex-Trump Chauffeur Drops Suit over Unpaid Overtime Claims

Ex-Trump Chauffeur Drops Suit over Unpaid Overtime Claims

A former chauffeur for President Donald Trump on Thursday dropped his lawsuit alleging he was not paid for thousands of hours of work.Noel Cintron's attorney, Larry Hutcher, said the case has been
China August Factory PMI Rises to 51.3, Beats Expectations

China August Factory PMI Rises to 51.3, Beats Expectations

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in August after sliding for two months, official data showed Friday, a sign that economic activity is still fairly resilient despite weak
Trump Again Threatens to Shake Up Federal Law Enforcement Leadership

Trump Again Threatens to Shake Up Federal Law Enforcement Leadership

U.S. President Donald Trump, at political rally in the Midwestern state of Indiana, again directed his ire at the country’s top national law enforcement officials.“Our Justice Department and our FBI
Trump threatens to withdraw US from WTO

Trump threatens to withdraw US from WTO

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday to withdraw from the World Trade Organization if "they don't shape up," in his latest criticism of the
China’s Floating Nuclear Power Plants Pose Risks in South China Sea

China’s Floating Nuclear Power Plants Pose Risks in South China Sea

Floating Chinese nuclear power plants stationed in the South China Sea would help Beijing fortify its claims in a decades-old maritime sovereignty dispute, but come with environmental risks, scholars
Trump Notably Absent From McCain Tributes

Trump Notably Absent From McCain Tributes

Notably absent from the final tribute ceremonies for U.S. Senator John McCain, who died last Saturday, is President Donald Trump. McCain and Trump disagreed on a number of issues, including U.S.
Mourners Pay Final Respects to Aretha Franklin at Public Viewing

Mourners Pay Final Respects to Aretha Franklin at Public Viewing

Thousands of mourners have come to pay their respects to music legend Aretha Franklin, who will be laid to rest Friday in Detroit, Michigan. A star-studded roster of performers and speakers are

How To Hachiroku In A BEAMS Powered Trueno

There’s no doubt that the AE86 is special. The Corolla was the underdog of the mid-1980s; not as powerful, not as quick, not as good-looking as everything else around it. Even in USDM GT-S trim, the

Popular College Majors Changed Abruptly After the Financial Crisis

An anonymous reader shares a report: Ten years have passed since the 2008 financial crisis, and the effects linger. For one thing, the crisis produced a significant shift in American higher education.
New York Attorney General: No Backing Down on Trump Lawsuit

New York Attorney General: No Backing Down on Trump Lawsuit

Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against his charitable foundation by New York's attorney general, arguing that it was politically motivated.In the motion
John McCain Lies in State at US Capitol for Final Farewell

John McCain Lies in State at US Capitol for Final Farewell

The remains of the late Senator John McCain are lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Friday as Americans continue to mourn the loss of the long-time legislator and war hero.McCain's remains were
Shipbuilders Replace Stealthy US Destroyer's 15-Ton Turbine

Shipbuilders Replace Stealthy US Destroyer's 15-Ton Turbine

Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has replaced one of the massive turbines on the future USS Michael Monsoor, and the stealthy destroyer is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November.The delicate
US Ports Fear Tariffs Could Reduce Ship Traffic, Jobs

US Ports Fear Tariffs Could Reduce Ship Traffic, Jobs

Ports and ground terminals in nearly every state handle goods that are now or will likely soon be covered by import tariffs. Port executives worry that this could mean a slowdown in shipping that
Big Names Gather in Detroit for Funeral of 'Queen of Soul'

Big Names Gather in Detroit for Funeral of 'Queen of Soul'

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton spoke Friday to those mourning the loss of soul singer Aretha Franklin at an hours-long extravaganza of a funeral service in her native Detroit, Michigan. "She lived

US Accuses China of 'Super Aggressive' Spy Campaign on LinkedIn

The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should
US Rallies India to Tackle Pressing Security Issues, Curb Iran Oil Imports

US Rallies India to Tackle Pressing Security Issues, Curb Iran Oil Imports

The United States is rallying India to tackle pressing security issues, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo soon to embark on his first trip to New Delhi as the top U.S. diplomat. Pompeo and