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Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interferenceMUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 5:44 AM

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facilityBlind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. Abdel Rahman was serving a life sentence on several terrorism-related charges at a Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The sheikh was seen as a jihadist spiritual leader even after his conviction in 1995 for conspiring to bomb New York landmarks, including the United Nations, and assassinate the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 3:36 PM

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69(Reuters) - Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the ruling, said in an email. McCorvey lent her real name to supporters of the abortion-rights movement in the 1980s.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 7:27 PM

Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central California

Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central CaliforniaA powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 7:41 AM

Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.




POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 8:38 PM

Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: Cuba

Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: CubaMore than 680 Cubans have been deported back to Cuba since the United States ended its decades-old policy giving them preferred immigrant status in January, state media reported Saturday. According to official Cuban reports, 683 people have been sent back to the Caribbean island from the United States, or from Mexico, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, where they were crossing in a bid to reach the US border. On January 12, then-president Barack Obama scrapped with immediate effect a 1995 policy that had given Cubans near-automatic entry to the United States if they managed to set foot on American soil, regardless of their visa status.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 1:52 PM

Police Name Mystery Man Caught on Surveillance As Suspect In Murder of Teen Hikers

Police Name Mystery Man Caught on Surveillance As Suspect In Murder of Teen HikersPreliminary evidence led to their decision, according to police.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 3:08 PM

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probesBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National Committee's computer systems, the officials said.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 4:30 PM

Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worse

Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worseRep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has been doing a really great job not investigating some of the major controversies surrounding the Trump White House. Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate, has also impressively managed to avoid publicly denouncing or questioning even the most flagrantly unconstitutional executive orders signed by the POTUS. SEE ALSO: Wow, Obama's outgoing letter to Trump speaks volumes With their impressive the-opposite-of-mystery-solving skills on full display for the American public, we thought it'd be fitting to reimagine the two GOP leaders as the straight-laced Hardy Boys. A post shared by Mashable Watercooler (@watercooler) on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:41pm PST Combining their powerful detective minds, Mitch and Jason can ignore basically anything that happens. "The Town Hall Mystery" Image: max knoblauch "The Mystery of Nope Shut Up There Is Nothing To Investigate Here" Image: Max knoblauch "The Mystery of Just Hangin' Out, Not Solving Anything" Image: Max knoblauch The next installment can't come soon enough!




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 11:00 AM

Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jailsPHOENIX (AP) — For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 11:02 PM

'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, Abdel

'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, AbdelTwo Syrian children who have become powerful symbols of their homeland's conflict met Saturday, vowing that "the war will not stop us" despite the horrific violence around them. Seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana al-Abed -- whose Twitter account gave a tragic description of the bombing of Aleppo -- met 10-year-old Abdel Basset who lost his legs after bombardment in Idlib. A video of the young boy screaming for his father spread on social media and images of Abdel were shared by Bana as well.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:12 PM

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents(Reuters) - Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday. Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower rounded out the top five of 43 presidents in U.S. history, a survey of historians' rankings of presidential leadership found. "Once again the big three are Lincoln, Washington and FDR - as it should be.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:14 AM

Snap Inc. To Launch Snapchat Android Smartphone?

Snap Inc. To Launch Snapchat Android Smartphone?If a new report is to be believed, Snapchat could be launching its very own Android smartphone that syncs with Spectacles.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 4:40 AM

Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsula

Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsulaPUNTA TOMBO, Argentina (AP) — More than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusual abundance of small fish.




POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 10:54 PM

Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return

Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political returnBrasília (AFP) - Six months after her humiliating departure from Brazil's presidency following an impeachment trial, Dilma Rousseff is contemplating her political future. Lula faces trial over alleged involvement in the Petrobras affair, which he denies.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:54 PM

Police Find 75-Year-Old Woman Molded to Chair After Sitting In Same Spot for Almost a Year

Police Find 75-Year-Old Woman Molded to Chair After Sitting In Same Spot for Almost a YearShe is now recovering at a local hospital.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 12:41 PM

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he is people's choice for 2018 election

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he is people's choice for 2018 electionBy Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. "The people, you know, would want to judge everyone else on the basis of President Mugabe as the criteria," Mugabe, who is Africa's oldest leader, said. Mugabe has been in power in the southern African country since 1980 and in December his party confirmed him as its candidate for the next presidential election expected in mid-2018, when he will be 94.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 9:02 AM

Questions raised about Leanna Taylor's behavior after son's death: Part 3

Questions raised about Leanna Taylor's behavior after son's death: Part 3Authorities claimed Taylor seemed unemotional after learning her son had died, but Taylor says she was trying to process what happened.




POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 8:36 PM

Protesters in Barcelona urge Spain to take in more refugees

Protesters in Barcelona urge Spain to take in more refugeesBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — At least 160,000 protesters marched Saturday in Barcelona to demand that Spain's conservative-led government increase its efforts to take in refugees from war-torn countries like Syria.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:21 PM

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economics

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economicsHave you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, part of the US central bank system, is on the forefront of trying to make economic and personal finance information accessible to the general public, and especially to students.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 10:03 PM

At least 19 dead after bus turns over in Argentinean Andes

At least 19 dead after bus turns over in Argentinean AndesA bus traveling to Chile flipped over in Argentina's Mendoza province early on Saturday, killing at least 19 people on a remote mountain road in the Andes, local authorities said. Turbus, the Chilean company operating the vehicle, confirmed the crash on Route 7 in the Aconcagua park in a statement. A civil defense spokesman in Mendoza said there were 19 confirmed deaths.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 8:29 AM

Yahoo Reportedly Isn't Deleting Customer Email Accounts

Yahoo Reportedly Isn't Deleting Customer Email AccountsYahoo takes 90 days to delete accounts after a user requests it, but some users are reporting the company isn't removing the accounts even after the waiting period.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 11:44 AM

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years oldBOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.




POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 9:00 PM

Syria regime shelling 'bloody message" before talks: opposition

Syria regime shelling 'bloody message" before talks: oppositionThe leading Syrian opposition body on Sunday lambasted escalating attacks by government forces as a "bloody message" aimed at sabotaging peace talks that are due to open in Geneva next week. The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said recent attacks near Damascus, Homs city, and elsewhere were "obstructing the efforts aimed at a political transition in Syria". "It is a bloody message from a criminal regime just a few days ahead of political negotiations in Geneva that demonstrates its rejection of any political solution," the HNC said in an online statement.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 11:35 AM

Mom-To-Be Shares Photo of 2 Onesies Surrounded by Needles After Struggling to Get Pregnant

Mom-To-Be Shares Photo of 2 Onesies Surrounded by Needles After Struggling to Get PregnantShe is 13 weeks along.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:30 PM

Why you should pour a glass and drink up this National Drink Wine Day

Why you should pour a glass and drink up this National Drink Wine DayNational Drink Wine Day has been celebrated across the country every February since 2011. It started as a way to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Happy drinking!




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 8:00 AM

Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says

Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general saysBy Robin Emmott MUNICH (Reuters) - Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior NATO general said on Saturday, warning Europe to expect more such "fake news". Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said he also hoped to hold the first telephone call in more than two years with Russia's military chiefs in coming weeks.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 8:21 AM

The Latest: New Trump rally sounds like old Trump rally

The Latest: New Trump rally sounds like old Trump rallyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 6:38 PM

Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings

Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killingsThousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,000 people have died since Duterte took office seven months ago and ordered an unprecedented crime war that has drawn global criticism for alleged human rights abuses, but is popular with many in the mainly Catholic country. Members of one of the nation's oldest and most powerful institutions chanted prayers and sang hymns as they marched to condemn a "spreading culture of violence".




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 8:21 AM

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular with the crowds. You may have used it on other devices back when it was called XBMC. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of application that Apple allows in the App Store, so you can’t really enjoy it on iOS devices unless you’re willing to jailbreak the phone, or pull off other tricks that would let you sideload the app.

If you’re looking to install Kodi on the iPhone 7 or any other kind of iOS device without jailbreaking, then you’re in luck. It looks like such a method is already available.

The method does work, and it’s as shady as you can expect. But if you can’t go without Kodi in your life, and you don’t want to jailbreak the iPhone 7, or can’t find a method that jailbreaks the phone, then you could always go for this option.

Discovered by Kodi Tips the trick involves navigating to a shady site — just because it’s in a language you don’t understand — and downloading an app to your iPhone.

Once that’s done, an error message will appear when you’ll try to run Kodi. However, you can fix it by simply choosing to trust the application from the phone’s Settings menu. Check out Kodi Tips full instructions if you really want to go through with the procedure.

Finally, if all else fails, there’s one other type of Kodi install for the iPhone that you can try, which doesn’t require a jailbreak either. You have to pretend you’re an app developer and use Apple’s Xcode to get the app running on your iOS device — Macworld has all the instructions, assuming the method is still available.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 3:00 PM

Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista Support

Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista SupportVideo game company Blizzard Entertainment has announced the end of the road for Windows XP and Windows Vista support for its games.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 11:21 PM

Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents’ Day

Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents’ DayA New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.”




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 11:55 PM

Paris protesters decry police abuse; some clash with police

Paris protesters decry police abuse; some clash with policePARIS (AP) — Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped with a police baton and other victims of police abuse.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 1:21 PM

Father and Son Killed In Head-On Collision With One Another

Father and Son Killed In Head-On Collision With One AnotherPolice said alcohol was a factor in the crash.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 1:37 PM

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on MoscowSuspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being behind a flurry of cyberattacks on his campaign website and email servers over the past month. "It's enough to see which candidates, Marine Le Pen or Francois Fillon, Russia expresses preference for in the French electoral campaign," Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in an interview with Journal du Dimanche.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 9:57 PM

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper: newspaper

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper: newspaperDubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model, identified by local media as 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier in the week. It shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai's 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 3:36 PM

AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype

AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hypeWASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 9:50 AM

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran in new military drills despite US warningsIran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. "The manoeuvres called 'Grand Prophet 11' will start Monday and last three days," General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force's ground units, told a news conference. In early February, Iran conducted drills involving short-range missiles at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 6:33 AM

President Trump's post-campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla.

President Trump's post-campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla.After weeks of negative press, controversies and missteps, Donald Trump is going back to where he’s comfortable: the campaign trail.The president will hold a “Making America Great Again” rally at 5:20 p.m. Saturday from Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, just up the coast from his Mar-a-Lago retreat, where he is spending the weekend.  Trump has mostly stuck to Twitter to disseminate his thoughts since taking office, content to allow surrogates such as Kellyanne Conway, Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Sean Spicer to make his case on TV and before the media. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Rally coordinator talks organizing Florida Trump event

Rally coordinator talks organizing Florida Trump eventTony Ledbetter weighs in how the president may benefit from speaking directly to Americans




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:31 PM

Finally, the accessory every Apple Watch owner has been waiting for is here

Finally, the accessory every Apple Watch owner has been waiting for is here

The Apple Watch is a class leader in so many ways, from software and hardware design to style and, of course, sales. One annoying this about the watch is the charger, however. The actual charging mechanism is fantastic, featuring a brilliant implementation of wireless charging that makes refueling the Apple Watch a cinch. The annoying part, however, is that the device uses a proprietary charger that's unlike anything used by other Apple devices. That means yet another charger that you have to unplug and take with you when you travel (and it just so happens to sport the longest cable on Earth, to boot, which makes it even more annoying to travel with).

Well guess what: the Apple Watch accessory you've been waiting for is finally here. Check out the Ugreen Wireless Magnetic Power Bank Charger for Apple Watch, an MFI certified portable charger with a built-in wireless connector for the Apple Watch. It's well worth the $60 price tag, but it's on sale right now for just $47.99 if you use the coupon code NVGRLYED at checkout.

Some key details from the product page:

  • With built-in integrated magnetic charging module,Ugreen magnetic charger for Apple Watch offers you a fantastic and mobile way of charging your Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition at home, in the office or on the way. Just place your Apple Watch on the magnetic charge module of power Bank, then magnets align the connectors automatically, and then inductive charging begins instantly. It is MFi Certified, PPID: 219693-0018.
  • Charge Your Phone Simultaneous with Apple Watch: it is with 1 built-in intelligent USB charging port, which can detect your devices automatically and delivers its fastest charging at max 1A. It is an ideal emergency power pack for your iPhone, Smartphones, cameras, PSP gamer etc.
  • This wireless power bank charger is made of flame retardant material. With built-in protection for over-current, over-voltage and short-circuit, it can protect your connected devices.
  • With built-in 2200 mAh lithium battery, this power bank could fully charge your Apple Watch 3-4 times from 0% to 100%. The LED indicator can display remaining capacity. Moreover, it is with super compact design (L13.9 x W3.95 x H1.6cm), which allows you slip into your travel bag easily and great for trips or traveling.
  • What You Get: MFi Certified Wireless Charger Power Bank for Apple Watch and iPhone x1; 50cm Micro USB Charging Cable x1, one year manufacturer warranty and life-time service support.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 10:30 AM

10 years in jail and still no trial for murder suspect

10 years in jail and still no trial for murder suspectDOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Kharon Davis has spent nearly 10 years in jail. He's had four sets of attorneys, with two judges on the bench. His co-defendants' cases have wrapped up. Davis has appeared in court for several hearings, and a new prosecutor is assigned.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 2:12 AM

Boy, 5, Left In Critical Condition After Being Mauled by Pit Bull

Boy, 5, Left In Critical Condition After Being Mauled by Pit BullThe family reportedly owned the dogs.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 3:13 PM

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailmentOne person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. "Rescue workers confirm the death of one person, three seriously injured and 24 others hurt," a Belgian official told AFP on condition of anonymity.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 6:07 PM

Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindle

Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindleDozens of elephants, adorned in bright colors and with garlands of flowers, paraded through a Laotian town on Saturday in a celebration of a species that has become increasingly scarce in the Southeast Asian country. Known historically as the "Land of a Million Elephants", Laos now has only a few hundred left in the wild and not many more than that in captivity, most of which are used in logging. Nearly 70 elephants joined the main procession at the 11th annual elephant festival in Sayaboury Province some 200 km (120 miles) northwest of the capital Vientiane.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 7:30 AM

26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attackISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 5:09 PM

Republicans' New Plan to Gut Public Insurance

Republicans' New Plan to Gut Public InsuranceMedicaid has essentially functioned the same way for half a century. Eligibility for the program has changed, most notably when Obamacare extended an option to states to expand coverage to all low-income adults. But once they are enrolled, beneficiaries are entitled to guaranteed coverage, with their home states and the federal government splitting costs with no upper limit. This open-ended, shared funding structure is vital for covering the kinds of people Medicaid tends to cover. Almost two-thirds of Medicaid costs come from low-income elderly and disabled people with serious—and thus expensive—health-care needs.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 4:50 AM

Trump's White House: Five takeaways from Friday

Trump's White House: Five takeaways from FridayAfter a rollercoaster first month in the White House Donald Trump jaunted south on Friday, holding a campaign-style event with Boeing to cast himself as a defender of US jobs. The Senate meanwhile confirmed Trump's controversial pick to direct the Environmental Protection Agency, installing as the federal environmental steward a climate change skeptic who has repeatedly sued the US agency he will now lead.




POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 9:26 PM

US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?

US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?Student loans were the leading cause for a substantial increase in household debt last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday. While the high balance of US student debt is not news anymore, the new record-high $1.31 trillion balance, up 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter, is another reminder of the severity of a problem that has cast a shadow over the nation in recent years. During her confirmation hearing, now-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos suggested a vision for higher education that might not require as much student debt.




POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2017 8:03 PM

AstroBot Kit Teaches Kids the Joys of Coding

AstroBot Kit Teaches Kids the Joys of CodingOne of the most intriguing robot kits at this year's show, UBTech's AstroBot kit can be built into one of three different characters and programmed using a simple mobile app. Available this spring for $199, AstroBot can be built as either a treaded robot that looks a bit like Walle, a humanoid-style robot or a wheeled vehicle. An infrared sensor keeps AstroBot from bumping into objects as it moves around.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 6:00 PM

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