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Melania Trump Begins Africa Tour

Melania Trump Begins Africa Tour

U.S. first lady Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana as part of a tour of Africa — her first major solo international trip since her husband became president.The White House says her trip — that will
Battle Over Kavanaugh Intensifies Midterm Campaign

Battle Over Kavanaugh Intensifies Midterm Campaign

In five weeks, U.S. voters head to the polls to elect a new Congress and the outcome will have a profound impact on the next two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Intensity is building for the Nov.
Amazon Raising Minimum Wage for US Workers to $15 Per Hour

Amazon Raising Minimum Wage for US Workers to $15 Per Hour

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.The company said Tuesday that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes

Ronaldo sued over alleged rape in Las Vegas hotel

A Nevada woman has sued Cristiano Ronaldo and is participating in a police investigation of the global soccer star for an alleged rape at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, according to a complaint filed by
China’s Private Enterprises Feel Squeeze on All Fronts

China’s Private Enterprises Feel Squeeze on All Fronts

As trade tensions between Beijing and Washington worsen, a debate is intensifying in China over the role private and state-owned enterprises play in the economy. The debate has even stoked fears that
Mattis Vows No Cut in Military Support for France in Mali

Mattis Vows No Cut in Military Support for France in Mali

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali. "We have no intention of cutting back one
US NATO Envoy Warns Russia to Halt New Missile Development

US NATO Envoy Warns Russia to Halt New Missile Development

The U.S. envoy to NATO on Tuesday said that Russia must halt development of new missiles that could carry nuclear warheads and warned that the United States could “take out” the system if it becomes
US Pastor's Lawyer to Lodge Appeal at Top Turkey Court

US Pastor's Lawyer to Lodge Appeal at Top Turkey Court

A lawyer for the U.S. pastor whose detention in Turkey sparked a crisis with Washington will appeal Wednesday to the constitutional court for his release.The move comes ahead of an October 12 hearing
Melania Trump in Ghana

Melania Trump in Ghana

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump is in Ghana at the start of a tour of Africa — her first major solo international trip since her husband became president.
EU Warns Facebook Not to Lose Control of Data Security

EU Warns Facebook Not to Lose Control of Data Security

The EU's top data privacy enforcer expressed worry Tuesday that Facebook had lost control of data security after a vast privacy breach that she said affected five million Europeans."It is a question
Tesla Worried by China Even as Deliveries Surge

Tesla Worried by China Even as Deliveries Surge

Tesla Inc announced record quarterly car production numbers on Tuesday but warned it was facing major problems with selling cars in China due to new tariffs that will force it to accelerate investment
Official: Parcels Sent to Pentagon Suspected to Contain Ricin

Official: Parcels Sent to Pentagon Suspected to Contain Ricin

Two or more packages delivered to the Pentagon this week were suspected to contain the deadly poison ricin, an official said Tuesday.Defense Department spokesman Chris Sherwood said at least two
US Top Court Weighs Death Penalty for Killer Who Forgot Crime

US Top Court Weighs Death Penalty for Killer Who Forgot Crime

U.S. Supreme Court justices, delving into the issue of aging prisoners with dementia, struggled on Tuesday over whether a convicted Alabama murderer should be spared the death penalty because strokes

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs a Bill That Bans Bots From Pretending To be Real People

California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last week that bans automated accounts, more commonly known as bots, from pretending to be real people in pursuit of selling products or influencing

Speed Ring: Head-to-Head Battle at M1 Concourse

This isn’t the first time we’ve been out to Motovicity’s Speed Ring in Pontiac, Michigan. With Paddy having a grand old time in America for last year’s event outside Detroit, I’d been scheming for a

DARPA Is Researching Quantized Inertia, a Theory Many Think Is Pseudoscience

dmoberhaus writes: DARPA just awarded a $1.3 million contract to an international team of researchers to study quantized inertia or QI. This is a controversial theory that many physicists think is
Pompeo to Visit Pyongyang for Weekend Talks With N. Korean Leader

Pompeo to Visit Pyongyang for Weekend Talks With N. Korean Leader

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Pyongyang on Saturday to try to further denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the State Department said on Tuesday.Pompeo will
US to LGBTQ Diplomats: Marry, or Lose Your Visa

US to LGBTQ Diplomats: Marry, or Lose Your Visa

Gay rights advocates and members of Congress are criticizing a policy change by the U.S. State Department this week that will deny visas to the same-sex partners of unmarried United Nations and
Poll: Half of Young Americans See Better Financial Future

Poll: Half of Young Americans See Better Financial Future

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered.The poll, by The
Fed Chair Powell Says Gradual Rate Hikes Best Approach

Fed Chair Powell Says Gradual Rate Hikes Best Approach

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank's current gradual approach to raising interest rates.Powell said the combination of steady, low