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Apple, Amazon called out for "incorrect" Taiwan, Hong Kong references

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:28

Apple, Amazon called out for "incorrect" Taiwan, Hong Kong referencesTAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said in a report this month that 66 of the world's 500 largest companies had used "incorrect labels" for Taiwan and 53 had errors in the way they referred to Hong Kong, according to China's Legal Daily newspaper.


Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:43

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said.


How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:39

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation MistakesA toddler, still strapped into a car safety seat, survived a fall out of a moving vehicle this week on a Minnesota road—providing a chilling reminder of the importance of proper car seat installa...


American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:22

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to USNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.


Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks player

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:20

 Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks playerTurkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of New York Knicks enter Enes Kanter, accusing him pf being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Mr Kanter is accused of ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish authorities allege is behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, the Daily Sabah reported. Mr Gulen has repeatedly denied any involved in the failed coup.


Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:26

Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe"We do not have the kind of strong and clear commitments to the report being issued and there being no interference in the investigation that are needed, particularly now, with President Trump treating the Justice Department as he has," Schumer told reporters following a private meeting with Barr. Schumer's comments come one day after Barr appeared for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Barr vowed he would let Mueller complete his investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia and provide the public with as many details as possible on Mueller's conclusions. Trump has denied colluding and has called the investigation a witch hunt.


Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:40

 AnadoluTurkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court last year over alleged membership of an "armed terrorist group" after being contacted repeatedly by people close to Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu said on Tuesday prosecutors had sought the issue of a "red notice" for Kanter, an Interpol request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.


The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:25

 UN Security Council condemns Kenya attackNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local):


Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship question

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:57

Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship questionDemocrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information. Representative Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters that she is re-introducing her bill, which was ignored by Republicans in 2017-2018 when they controlled the House of Representatives.


Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north Syria

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:11

Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north SyriaA suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump's shock announcement last month that he was ordering a full troop withdrawal from Syria because the jihadists had been "largely defeated". The Pentagon said "two US servicemembers, one Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and one contractor supporting DoD were killed and three servicemembers were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij".


Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:07

 Banks lead stock gains on Wall StreetNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):


Plans revealed for a massive atom smasher that dwarfs the Large Hadron Collider

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:32

Plans revealed for a massive atom smasher that dwarfs the Large Hadron ColliderThe famous Large Hadron Collider, an insanely massive particle accelerator that's helped scientists crack some of the most deeply hidden mysteries of the universe, is about to be dwarfed by an atom smasher that's much bigger and more powerful. European physicists have just unveiled their proposal for the construction of a new particle smasher that calls for a 62-mile circular collider costing roughly the equivalent of $10 billion. Plans for the so-called Future Circular Collider were revealed Tuesday in a report by officials associated with the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known by its acronym of CERN. Among other things, they're proposing that the collection of 23 member nations which currently comprise CERN would likewise oversee this next-generation accelerator. An accelerator, we should note, that would be four times bigger and up to 10 times more powerful than today's Large Hadron Collider, which is part of a particle accelerator facility on the French-Swiss border and which helped scientists in 2012 confirm the existence of the so-called God particle, the Higgs boson. It's a particle that gives mass to electrons and protons, which scientists regard as a kind of building block for the world as part of their so-called Standard Model. That's a body of knowledge describing some of the most basic forces at work in the physical world. Ironically, this highly sought after class of particles can reveal such depth of understanding about the world around us -- but the particles are also so small that it takes insanely massive machines to wrench them loose, in a manner of speaking, enough for scientists to be able to study them. The way the Large Hadron Collider works involves a loop of superconducting magnets that shoot streams of protons at each other fast enough for these key particles to emerge from the impact. And among the questions scientists hope these kinds of machine can answer are things like why gravity is so weak compared to other forces. As if on cue, meanwhile, China has plans to build its own version of one of these machines. According to a report from ScienceAlert, its creation could be operational by the 2030s and present "a head start (on) the multiple collisions needed to amass the enormous bank of statistics necessary for finding flaws in the Standard Model. Japan is also taking a look at building a particle collider." The ScienceAlert report also makes clear that there's no guarantee this new collider in Europe will ever get built. The Large Hadron Collider apparently hasn't produced enough fodder for scientific discoveries yet to satisfy some officials that the need is there and investment is warranted for the development of a new collider.


UK PM May survives confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:22

UK PM May survives confidence vote after Brexit humiliationBritish Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday narrowly survived a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal just weeks before the UK leaves the European Union. A stunning 24-hour span saw May on Tuesday dealt the heaviest drubbing by parliament in modern British political history -- 432 votes to 202 -- over the divorce terms she reached with Brussels.


Man accused of pushing, punching girl outside Asheville Mall

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:12

Man accused of pushing, punching girl outside Asheville MallPolice are investigating after a 51-year-old man was caught on camera pushing and punching a girl in the face outside of Asheville Mall on Saturday.


The Latest: Mudslide snarls commute over Golden Gate Bridge

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:52

 Mudslide snarls commute over Golden Gate BridgeSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):


Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:49

Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims deadFifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a much higher final death toll. The bloody bodies of five attackers were broadcast across social media as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the end of a 20-hour overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in the Westgate shopping center in the same district. "The security operation ... is over and all the terrorists eliminated," Kenyatta said in a televised national address, looking drained and grave.


Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord Cutting

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:48

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord CuttingHere's some bad news for those looking forward to the season 3 premiere of “Stranger Things”: The demogorgon isn't the only thing on the rise. Netflix is planning to boost prices for all of its m...


Sears, Kmart may survive: Eddie Lampert wins Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:43

 Eddie Lampert wins Chapter 11 bankruptcy auctionSears Holdings could escape its brush with annihilation after the retailer's chairman and largest investor prevailed in an auction.


Al-Qaeda Hotel Attack Kills 21, Shaking Kenya Economy Pillar

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:41

Al-Qaeda Hotel Attack Kills 21, Shaking Kenya Economy PillarUsing hand grenades, automatic rifles and a suicide-bomber, the militants stormed 14 Riverside in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon, a venue popular with business travelers and Kenya’s elites and home to offices of companies including Pernod Ricard SA and Dow Chemical East Africa Ltd. That precipitated an 18-hour siege around the DusitD2 hotel, which President Uhuru Kenyatta said ended about 9 a.m. Wednesday with the attackers dead. Somalia-based al-Shabaab took responsibility for the assault, the latest in a recent wave of jihadist strikes across Africa, including in Nigeria and Mali, which a loose coalition of African, Western and United Nation troops are struggling to stop. It’s al-Shabaab’s first significant assault in Kenya since it killed 147 people at a northeastern university in April 2015 and echoed a September 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall that left 67 dead and rocked the tourism industry.


American CEO Who Narrowly Avoided 9/11 Among 14 Killed in Nairobi Terrorist Attack

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:21

American CEO Who Narrowly Avoided 9/11 Among 14 Killed in Nairobi Terrorist AttackJason Spindler was a U.S. citizen based in Kenya


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