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June 06, 2015
House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

Trump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda - a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. "I would not call it the greatest crisis," Wheeler...

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

The Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.

JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's how

JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's how

JetBlue, the largest operating airline in Puerto Rico, is doing more than just encouraging travelers to visit the island.

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Representatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Andy Harris of Maryland, both members of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the Border Bonds for America Act of 2019 -- a law that would allow Americans to buy such securities from the U.S. The money would be put in a trust fund and used...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

The New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Recognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched...

Brexit deal defeat makes 'softer, later' exit more likely: Goldman Sachs

Brexit deal defeat makes 'softer, later' exit more likely: Goldman Sachs

A vote in Britain's parliament on Tuesday crushing Prime Minister May's deal to leave the European Union has made a softer, later Brexit, or even no Brexit at all, slightly more likely, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday. "We think the prospect of a disorderly 'no deal'...

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

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

Sears Holdings could escape its brush with annihilation after the retailer's chairman and largest investor prevailed in an auction.

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools.

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

May said she was "disappointed" by Corbyn's decision and stressed that "our door remains open". Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said his party would only participate if she were prepared to consider delaying Brexit, ruling out a "no deal" and...

What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in America

What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in America

Ford and VW formalize an alliance to build pickups and vans, but don’t expect the Amarok to make it to the U.S.

The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local):

Pelosi tells Trump to postpone State of the Union over record-long government shutdown

Pelosi tells Trump to postpone State of the Union over record-long government shutdown

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked Donald Trump to postpone his annual State of the Union address amid a government shutdown now into its 26th day. The move could deny the president the grandeur of the annual platform, which he is likely to use to criticise Ms...

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard early on Wednesday morning as security officers engaged the assailants at the Dusit Hotel on the outskirts of the city center, the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper reported.

A group of migrants headed for the US-Mexico border grows to an estimated 2,000: When will the caravans stop?

A group of migrants headed for the US-Mexico border grows to an estimated 2,000: When will the caravans stop?

Former acting ICE director Tom Homan says that until the Democratic leadership closes the loopholes that allow migrants to come, the caravans will not stop.

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

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

Turkish 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...

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore

A data connectivity issue with Southwest Airlines phones and computer systems Tuesday resulted in delayed flights to and from BWI.

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to...

2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020, but you might not realize it from the photos. The exterior styling is so familiar that it would be easy to overlook the extensive re-engineer...

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

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

The 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...

Thailand deports sex 'trainer' who claimed proof of Russia-U.S. election links

Thailand deports sex 'trainer' who claimed proof of Russia-U.S. election links

A Belarus model who was arrested during a "sex training seminar" in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was deported on Thursday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

AP Explains: Who are al-Shabab attackers of Kenya hotel?

AP Explains: Who are al-Shabab attackers of Kenya hotel?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has targeted Kenya with several devastating assaults in recent years, leaving hundreds dead. Here's a look at the group which has been...

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

Gillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which...

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

McDonald's Corp has lost its rights to the trademark 'Big Mac' in a European Union case ruling in favour of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac's.

Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase CEO, said that the partial government shutdown could sap all growth from the U.S. economy.

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation

Following a pair of snowstorms into this weekend, the coldest air so far this winter season has its sights set on the eastern half of the nation.

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcement

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcement

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has broken a lengthy silence to hit back at criticism levelled at the Chinese telecoms giant by western countries in recent months, claiming that the firm is not aiding Beijing in espionage. Mr Ren, who has not spoken to the foreign press since 2015, said that his...

What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra

What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra

It's the return of the almighty Supra, but this Japanese car has a German flair.

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

This kid had the most relatable reaction ever

Trump-Putin meeting secrecy presents 'very damning picture'

Trump-Putin meeting secrecy presents 'very damning picture'

President Donald Trump took his interpreter’s notes afterwards and ordered him not to disclose what he heard to anyone. Later that night, at a dinner, Mr Trump pulled up a seat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin to talk without any American witnesses at all. Most recently, they chatted in...

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. A police officer said at least 15 people had died.

U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities grow

U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities grow

The senior U.S. defense intelligence official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, did not predict that China's military, known as the People's Liberation Army (PLA), would take such a step but said such a possibility was the top worry as China expands and modernizes its...

The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have

The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have

BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. With large banks like JP Morgan and American Express poised to start significantly changing up how they structure rewards associated with premium...

Report: Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all 900 of its stores

Report: Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all 900 of its stores

Kids' clothing retailer Gymboree is reportedly filing for bankruptcy and plans to close all 900 of its stores.

40 mph mudslides, floods, blizzards, 6 feet of snow, 110 mph winds: California nightmare

40 mph mudslides, floods, blizzards, 6 feet of snow, 110 mph winds: California nightmare

Mudslides and flooding were closing roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast deep into the week.

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord Cutting

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord Cutting

Here'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...

The 2019 Heavy Duty Ram’s Cummins Requires An Entire Eight Feet of Diesel-Exhaust-Scrubbing Tech

The 2019 Heavy Duty Ram’s Cummins Requires An Entire Eight Feet of Diesel-Exhaust-Scrubbing Tech

The Ram HD's improbably long exhaust system alone is something to gawk at.

'Gingers unite!': Prince Harry bonds with 4-year-old redhead

'Gingers unite!': Prince Harry bonds with 4-year-old redhead

Prince Harry got a big surprise on Monday when a 4-year-old red-head presented him with a special sign.

Giuliani Can't Say No One Colluded, Only That Trump Didn't

Giuliani Can't Say No One Colluded, Only That Trump Didn't

“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or people in the campaign,” Giuliani said during an interview on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” show Wednesday night. “I said the president of the United States. There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed...

Hannity: The walls are closing in on James Comey

Hannity: The walls are closing in on James Comey

Former FBI director James Comey and his team, including Andrew McCabe, attempted to rig 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump.

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

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

Democrats 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...

Key things to know about Gabon

Key things to know about Gabon

Gabon, one of Africa's top oil producers, has been ruled for more than 50 years by the Bongo family. President Ali Bongo, who took over from his father in 2009, oversaw the swearing-in of a new government on Tuesday, the day after returning home from an absence that prompted a foiled coup....

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

SAN 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.

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcy

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcy

The ex-PG&E CEO resigned Sunday ahead of the utility's impending bankruptcy due to potential liability for its role in recent California wildfires.

Delta CEO: Government shutdown tab $25 million and counting

Delta CEO: Government shutdown tab $25 million and counting

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said revenue has fallen due to fewer government employees and contractors traveling.

Shopping for a weighted blanket? Walmart has them on sale for as low as $59.99 — that's over $100 off.

Shopping for a weighted blanket? Walmart has them on sale for as low as $59.99 — that's over $100 off.

2019 really just might be the year that people stop complaining about being single. Weighted blankets, while not new to the world of therapy and disabilities, have mainstream folk practicing self care in a way that probably wasn't expected to be backed by research: cuddling. Want to put the...

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