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Hillary Clinton calls for ‘resistance and persistence’ from Democrats
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:02:28 -0500

Hillary Clinton calls for ‘resistance and persistence’ from DemocratsIn a video released Friday, Hillary Clinton encouraged Democrats to “move forward with courage, confidence and optimism” as the party prepares to rebuild after losing the White House and failing to gain majorities in either house of Congress in the November elections. The three-minute video was posted online shortly after it was greeted with applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The DNC will choose new party leaders, including a new chairperson, on Saturday. Although Clinton has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since her stunning election loss to Donald Trump, lately she has started to speak out more pointedly via her Twitter account.




Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder of Georgia Beauty Queen After Tip Leads to Suspect
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:36:00 -0500

Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder of Georgia Beauty Queen After Tip Leads to SuspectTara Grinstead vanished without a trace 12 years ago.




Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:04 -0500

Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open governmentATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.




Michael Isikoff on the latest news of the White House asking the FBI to dispute Russia reports
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:48:43 -0500

Michael Isikoff on the latest news of the White House asking the FBI to dispute Russia reportsOn Feb. 23 at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke to Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff about a report that the White House asked the FBI to dispute recent media claims regarding President Trump’s campaign staffers’ communication with Russia during the election.




Faraday Future Will Race the FF91 Against Tesla at Pikes Peak This Year
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:58:04 -0500

Faraday Future Will Race the FF91 Against Tesla at Pikes Peak This YearThe electric car start-up plans to bring its 1,050-horsepower Tesla-fighter to the worlds most famous hill climb. 




More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:30:49 -0500

More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in SinaiEgyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them. A church official said more families arrived in the Suez canal city of Ismailiya, a day after about 250 Copts sought shelter in one church alone there. Three Christians have been shot dead over the past week in the city of El-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State group jihadists are waging an insurgency.




Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:56:05 -0500

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians fleeBy Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier. About 1,000 civilians walked across the frontlines, the largest movement since the new offensive launched last week to deal the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim group a decisive blow. In the capital Baghdad, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the first such visit in more than a decade between Sunni Muslim-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-led Iraq.




Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:47:15 -0500

Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.




Best Mildew-Resistant Paint for Your Bathroom
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:12 -0500

Best Mildew-Resistant Paint for Your BathroomRemodeling a bathroom is messy and expensive, about $9,300, on average, according to HomeAdvisor.com. And in some metropolitan areas, $20,000 is what it takes. After all that work and expense, yo...




Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe Campaign
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:06:00 -0500

Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe CampaignThe Benicia Police Department first gifted him a bicycle, and then started a GoFundMe campaign that quickly raised more than $40,000.




U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:43:22 -0500

U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug chargesThe United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.




Photos of the day - February 25, 2017
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:45:29 -0500

Photos of the day - February 25, 2017Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq; Supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish flags during a campaign meeting for the April 16 constitutional referendum, in Ankara, Turkey; and, Jacqueline Loelling of Germany competes in the third run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee in Koenigssee, Germany. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 25, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  




Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:17:40 -0500

Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normalCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.




White House Stops Press From Attending Media Briefing
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:13:09 -0500

White House Stops Press From Attending Media BriefingThe move, which was called a violation of First Amendment rights, was not entirely without precedent.




Uber begs users not to delete their accounts, says it’s ‘deeply hurting’
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:17:12 -0500

Uber begs users not to delete their accounts, says it’s ‘deeply hurting’

It hasn't been a great week for Uber. First, a bombshell account from Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer went viral. In it, she alleges unchecked sexual harassment and a corporate culture that emboldens harassers and does little to make women feel welcome or even safe. That on its own is enough to make many Uber customers second guess their decision to hail a ride from the company, but a second blow wasn't far behind.

Yesterday, Google's Waymo team revealed that it had filed a lawsuit against Uber and Otto — a self-driving vehicle startup Uber acquired in 2016 — for stealing its trade secrets in order to jumpstart its own failing self-driving car platform. Now, with users fleeing in droves and a pair of huge controversies on its hands, Uber is begging people to stop deleting their accounts.

When you decide to shut down your Uber account — not just delete the app, but actually choose to close your account itself — the app prompts you to provide a reason. Uber is now scanning those responses for mentions of the Susan Fowler controversy and sending its disgruntled former users a special email message pledging to right what it has wronged.

https://twitter.com/LAACcarservice/status/835123745018761216

"Everyone at Uber is deeply hurting," the message begins, followed by an explanation that outside investigators will be brought in to do an independent review of the entire operation. "We believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do and it's everyone's number one priority to create change in the coming months and years."

It's worth noting that Uber hasn't taken the time to comment on Google's allegations of intellectual property theft, which has now been simmering for about a day. Whatever their approach, neither of these fires are easily put out, and it's already clear that the company is in for a bumpy ride to start out 2017.




Syria peace talks struggle as bomb kills dozens
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:31 -0500

Syria peace talks struggle as bomb kills dozensThe UN struggled on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but with few signs of progress as dozens more civilian deaths underlined the scale of the challenge. The UN's Syria envoy, who brought rival regime and opposition delegates symbolically together late Thursday, held separate meetings with them Friday to hammer out the talks' format. "We discussed issues relating to the format of the talks exclusively," said Syrian regime delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari after meeting de Mistura.




2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:13:06 -0500

2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 monthsTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.




French prosecutor asks magistrate to open probe on Fillon fake jobs allegations: report
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:57:32 -0500

French prosecutor asks magistrate to open probe on Fillon fake jobs allegations: reportFrance's financial prosecutor has asked an investigative magistrate to open a probe into allegations that presidential candidate Francois Fillon's wife was paid large sums of money for work she may not have done, newspaper Le Parisien reported. The report from Le Parisien followed an earlier media report on the website of French TV station M6 that the prosecutor was likely to publish a statement on the matter later on Friday. The prosecutor had said earlier this month it was continuing its probe into the affair, which has seen Fillon lose ground in opinion polls.




Man Charged in Shooting That Targeted Foreigners: 'Get Out of My Country'
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:04:00 -0500

Man Charged in Shooting That Targeted Foreigners: 'Get Out of My Country'Adam W. Purinton, 51, allegedly shot two men originally from India.




China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully Familiar
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:37:49 -0500

China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully FamiliarThe three-hull design is more heavily armed than the American ship that inspired it.




India is so tired and so overworked
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:39:11 -0500

India is so tired and so overworkedWe told you that our lack of sleep is costing the world billions of dollars. We also told you that Gen-Z might be the most hardworking people ever.  Now it's time to put the spotlight on India — a country of 1.3 billion people with 65% below the age of 35.  SEE ALSO: Facebook's new bereavement leave raises an important point about grief in the workplace In short: India is tired, overworked, sleep-starved and vacation-deprived. Here are 5 stats that show India needs to up its work-like balance game:  1. Almost a quarter (22%) of Indians are concerned about being tired. That is their biggest health concern, this report says. Image: Shutterstock / lenetstan 2. Indian millennials reportedly spend 52 hours a week at work, the highest in the world. The average for the US is 45 and the UK is 41.  Image: Shutterstock / Elnur 3. An average employee works around 2,195 hours every year, more than those in most countries.  Image: Shutterstock / WeStudio 4. In big cities like Mumbai, some spend up to 8 hours a day commuting to-and-from work. Image: Shutterstock / Constantin Stanciu 5. India is the 4th most vacation-deprived country in the world, as this study reveals. Image: Shutterstock / MihaPater Seriously India, just take a break! BONUS: This social experiment takes a poignant look at academic pressure placed on students




Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:17:38 -0500

Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansionWASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.




Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:59:18 -0500

Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themesBy Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed "America first" policies. Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback.




Dog the Bounty Hunter at CPAC day 3
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:30:12 -0500

Dog the Bounty Hunter at CPAC day 3ABC News' Lana Zak catches up with the reality TV star at CPAC




Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:24 -0500

Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's HebronHundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler. Soldiers fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the crowd as cannons doused them with stinking water, an AFP correspondent said. Jewish settlers, of whom 500 are entrenched in the centre of the city of around 200,000 Palestinians, hurled stones at the protesters who also pelted soldiers with stones.




Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid user data exposed by massive security flaw
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:28:15 -0500

Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid user data exposed by massive security flaw

The good news is that hackers do not appear to have taken advantage of a severe Cloudflare security bug that would have given them access to sensitive customer data including passwords and authentication tokens. The bad news is that the bug was only recently discovered, which means it went undetected for nearly five months.

Cloudflare is a content delivery serviced used by more than 5.5 million sites, including plenty of popular ones that you might use on a regular basis such as Uber, 1Password, Fitbit and OKCupid. In other words, it's probably a good idea to change your passwords immediately.

The bug was initially discovered by Google’s Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy, Ars Technica explains. He then contacted Cloudflare once he realized what he discovered, comparing it to Heartbleed in scope and severity. The company promptly fixed the issue.

"The bug was serious because the leaked memory could contain private information and because it had been cached by search engines," Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming wrote in a post on the company blog. "We are disclosing this problem now as we are satisfied that search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive information. We have also not discovered any evidence of malicious exploits of the bug or other reports of its existence."

The security bug could have exposed plenty of user data, including passwords, cookies, tokens used to authenticate users, and even Cloudflare’s encryption keys used to protect server-to-server traffic. And all that data was then cached by search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing, which would have given hackers nearly live access to the data.

Even though Cloudflare acknowledged the issue, Ormandy took issue with the company’s disclosure. "It contains an excellent postmortem, but severely downplays the risk to customers," he wrote in an update. He was also the one to mention the names of the companies that may have been affected by security breaches in a Twitter message.

https://twitter.com/taviso/status/834900838837411840

1Password said in a blog post that thanks to its triple encryption layer, no sensitive data was ever exposed to hackers.




Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:07:31 -0500

Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.




The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festival
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:58:32 -0500

The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festivalMaha Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is a festival celebrated annually in honor of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr




Boy in Starvation Case Pictured as Doctor Reveals 9-Year-Old's Alleged Nightmare of Neglect
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:16:00 -0500

Boy in Starvation Case Pictured as Doctor Reveals 9-Year-Old's Alleged Nightmare of NeglectCameron Hoopingarner died at 9 years old, weighing less than 15 pounds.




Tesla now offers insurance and maintenance for life
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Tesla now offers insurance and maintenance for lifeSelf-driving cars are going to ruin everything--in a good way. If all goes as planned, they'll dramatically reduce auto accidents and highway fatalities; boost fuel efficiency; minimize traffic jams; and maybe even cut the number of vehicles we own. Autonomous vehicles are likely to wreak havoc on the insurance industry, too. For insurance agents who might not be worried about that doomsday scenario just yet, they should take a look at Tesla. That's because Tesla has slowly begun offering lifetime insurance policies to some buyers--and that package covers vehicle maintenance, too. The automaker hasn't widely discussed the feature, but it became public knowledge during an earnings call earlier this week. According to Tesla's President of Global Sales and Service, Jonathan McNeill, the insurance and maintenance package has been quietly rolling out to shoppers in Asian markets, where it's proven very popular. In fact, McNeill says that the majority of Tesla buyers in Asia have opted to shell out for the package. Tesla hasn't yet confirmed the price of the package, nor has it hinted when it might be available to shoppers in other markets. However, the offering clearly stems in large part from the company's confidence in its semi-autonomous (and soon, fully autonomous) Autopilot software.  Would you be willing to pay upfront for a lifetime insurance and maintenance package? If so, how much? Share your thoughts in the comments below.




Military Families Fret Trump's Transgender Decree
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:12:17 -0500

Military Families Fret Trump's Transgender DecreeIt's unclear if the president's directive would be applied to school's under the Defense Department's purview.




Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by Trump
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:39:24 -0500

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by TrumpBy Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico could respond to any tax the United States were to unilaterally impose on imports from its southern neighbor to finance the wall with levies on select goods, aimed at U.S. regions most dependent on exports south of the border.




'Ring of fire' eclipse treat for southern skygazers
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:13:03 -0500

'Ring of fire' eclipse treat for southern skygazersA spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting a front-row view too, astronomers say. The eclipse -- during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path -- will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.




Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdog
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:03:54 -0500

Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdogIran is complying with the landmark nuclear deal it sealed with major world powers in 2015, according to a report from the UN watchdog seen by AFP on Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency addressed key limits set under the agreement, which is under intense scrutiny after the election of US President Donald Trump. The report said Iran is not pursuing construction of its existing heavy water research reactor and has not enriched uranium above an agreed 3.67 percent-limit.




Verizon’s unlimited advertising is confusing everyong
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:58:38 -0500

Verizon’s unlimited advertising is confusing everyong

Verizon has rolled out a thorough ad campaign to go with its new unlimited data plan. As is normal these days, the ads focus on the pricing per line when you have four lines, which works out to $45 per line, plus taxes and fees.

Unfortunately for sales reps working in Verzion's stores, wannabe customers don't read the fine print.

Several Verizon retail sources have told BGR that customers are coming in "every hour" asking for "that $45 Unlimited plan," just to be told that actually, it's $80 plus taxes for the plan if there's just one of you. I'm sure Verizon is happy that customers are excited by the pricing of its unlimited plan, but people wanting one line for $45 per month seems to be causing serious problems for the retail outlets. One employee said that "if I have to explain the bad math to one more customer, I'm going to go [around the city] and write '$80' on every Verizon ad I can find."

A poster on the Verizon subreddit echoed the comments:

"I swear man, if another customer comes in and asks for our new $45 UDP, I'm gonna rip the posters off the walls. I'm not even cushioning my response to customers anymore. I just tell them it's gimmicky marketing math meant to get them in store. Anyone else having a lot of push back from frustrated customers on this phrasing?"

Verizon is definitely not the first wireless network to focus on the per-line unlimited cost, rather than being more upfront about the pricing. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T have all used per-line pricing in the past, despite the fact that most people don't actually have four lines per account. Still, it seems like people have been waiting so long for a Verizon unlimited plan that this ad campaign has sparked more interest than usual.




AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:01:35 -0500

AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?TOKYO (AP) — China's announcement that it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.




Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales Tax
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:35:54 -0500

Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales TaxLuLaRoe, the ridiculously successful fashion company known for its bright and comfortable leggings and genius marketing plan, is in trouble. While the company’s innovative direct sales model (one that relies largely on Facebook and other Internet communities) has made many women loyal supporters of the business because it allows them the unique opportunity to build their own pop-up shops and make commission as consultants, the business structure has also had its complications. The California-headquartered company was slammed with a lawsuit on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania that alleges it has been illegally collecting sales tax in states that don’t have it.




Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:51:46 -0500

Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug chargesMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges.




U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:15:07 -0500

U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians fleeU.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city. Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun




Speculation Grows as Hunt Intensifies for Killer of 2 Teen Hikers in Indiana
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:46:00 -0500

Speculation Grows as Hunt Intensifies for Killer of 2 Teen Hikers in IndianaA facial recognition expert is also discussing the killer's appearance.




Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:55:03 -0500

Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flightBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday. The study marks President Donald Trump's first step in shaping a vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. space agency was working on the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket and Orion deep-space capsule with the aim of sending astronauts to rendezvous with an asteroid in the mid-2020s, followed by a human expedition to Mars in the 2030s.




Two major Windows 10 updates could be in store for 2017
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:28:20 -0500

Two major Windows 10 updates could be in store for 2017The Creators Update, the next major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, will be available to users free of charge from spring 2017. Likely to roll out first of all to testers in the Windows Insider program, the update probably won't be publicly available until early 2018. As the name suggests, Microsoft's Creators Update is designed to bring out everyone's creative side, from novice users to gamers to experienced graphic designers, whether for home or professional use.




Rio's evangelical mayor skips wild carnival start
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:38:27 -0500

Rio's evangelical mayor skips wild carnival startThe decision by Rio de Janeiro's deeply religious new mayor to skip the traditional opening of the world's most famous carnival overshadowed the party on its opening night. Carnival organizers resplendent in white samba dancing outfits, stilt walkers and the Rio municipal brass band stood waiting for two and a half hours in the Sambodromo stadium where the mayor was meant to give the carnival king, known as Rei Momo, the ceremonial key to the city. Crivella -- a bishop in the evangelical Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, founded by his billionaire uncle -- never came.




Someone lost a pair of Snuggie-clad goats, but it's OK because they were found
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:55:48 -0500

Someone lost a pair of Snuggie-clad goats, but it's OK because they were foundFinding out you've lost a pet is one of the most crushing and terrifying moments to experience. But losing two goats in Snuggies? We can't even imagine what that level of pain would feel like. That's exactly what happened in Nampa, Idaho. The Nampa Police Department discovered two lost goats in their town, who also appear to be wearing Snuggies. In an attempt to find their owner, they posted a picture of the goats to Facebook. SEE ALSO: Dog DGAF when poor owner shells out $1,000 after it swallows a bouncy ball "Have you lost your goats? Or your Snuggies?" the post reads. "The Snuggie-clad ruminants have been transported to the West Valley Humane Society." Fortunately, the goats' owner has been found. All is well with these goats, who were probably nice and cozy the entire time thanks to their Snuggies. Let's not forget to appreciate the amazingly written caption to go along with the photo. I mean, just look at those hashtags: "#WhatsARuminant #TotesMaGoats #WeveGotYourGoat" That's the work of a true social media artist. The officer pictured in the photo has received an outpouring of love from the community. According to multiple comments on the picture, Animal Control Officer Duff is always there to locate lost pets, even sometimes giving them a ride home and calling to follow up on how they are doing after recovery. Way to go, Idaho. BONUS: Goats were on the loose for 24 hours in a Kentucky city




Only China Can Save the Planet
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:12:35 -0500

Only China Can Save the PlanetThe United States is lost in the delusions of climate change deniers. Fortunately, Beijing could be up for leading the fight.




UK Conservatives embarrass Labour Party by winning seat
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:13 -0500

UK Conservatives embarrass Labour Party by winning seatLONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party dealt a humiliating blow Friday to the opposition Labour Party and its struggling leader Jeremy Corbyn by winning a parliamentary seat that had been in Labour's hands for decades.




Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:04:01 -0500

Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crashBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.




Little Tikes Recalls Thousands Of Toddler Swings
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:53:39 -0500

Little Tikes Recalls Thousands Of Toddler SwingsMore than 540,000 of the company's 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink Swing was included in the recall.




Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:21:19 -0500

Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PMPrime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. "For a strong Turkey, lasting stability, our choice is 'yes'. This is our wish, it will come," Yildirim told the gathering in Ankara of party members and supporters from the country's 81 provinces.




Wisconsin man jailed for cutting off woman's pinky finger: media
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:36:23 -0500

Wisconsin man jailed for cutting off woman's pinky finger: mediaA Wisconsin man was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for cutting off a woman's pinky finger with a machete and trying to close the wound with a blow torch during a ceremony for a fellow fan of a hip hop band, media reported. In August, Jonathan Schrap, 25, and three other people held a "ritualistic memorial" at his home for a fellow fan of hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse who died in 2015, a local ABC affiliate reported, citing a criminal compliant filed by the state. Schrap pleaded no contest earlier this week to a felony charge of second degree reckless injury charge, according to online court records.






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