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Palestinian forces soldier on amid Israeli raids, US neglect

Palestinian forces soldier on amid Israeli raids, US neglectRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — On a cold winter's night earlier this month, a convoy of 10 Israeli armored jeeps drove into the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah and parked in front of the Palestinian police headquarters.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 2:13 AM

Six suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attack

Six suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attackSix suspects, including a Canadian national, appeared in a Kenyan court on Friday in connection with a radical Islamist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that left 21 dead. A magistrate granted a request from the prosecution to detain four men and one woman for 30 days while investigations continue. The suspects are accused of "possible involvement" in the almost 20-hour siege of the DusitD2 hotel and office complex by a suicide bomber and four gunmen who were killed by security forces, a court document said.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 1:55 PM

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'The open acknowledgment in the Missile Defense Review of U.S. plans to counter Russian and Chinese technological advances likely will alarm those nations. It marked a departure from the approach taken by Republican Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, to tamp down concerns by major nuclear powers about expanding U.S. missile defenses. "Our goal is simple: To ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States - anywhere, anytime, anyplace," Trump said at the Pentagon.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:00 PM

Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant ad

Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant adWhile the debate over immigration and a border wall between the United States and Mexico has helped grind the U.S. federal government to a halt, Mexico's national airline, AeroMexico, is trolling Americans with a new ad called "DNA Discounts." The ad features purported residents of Wharton, Texas, a town about 60 miles southwest of Houston, professing a variety of opinions about Mexico and its citizens. The ad also drops some knowledge about the long history of immigration from Mexico to the U.S., and notes that many in southern and southwestern states have a touch of Mexican DNA. Things get flipped when the airline reveals it's offering flight discounts to Americans, including those Wharton residents, based on the amount of Mexican DNA they have (i.e., 18 percent DNA equals an 18 percent discount). That certainly turns opinions around. As one recipient says, "I love discounts!" Of course, it's such a brilliant ad, it's hard to tell if those Wharton residents are real or just actors and if this whole DNA discount thing is real  or satirical. Aeromexico, which has gotten political before, isn't saying much, but we've reached out for comment and will update this post when we hear back.  Either way, it's a brilliant gambit that undermines the vitriol so many Americans have expressed at our neighbors to the south, and does so without ever directly mentioning the political turmoil, the wall, or even President Trump. Instead, it directs that energy at a sense of shared community, including the tagline, "There are no borders within us." Not a bad way to spread a powerful message.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 9:53 AM

6 Ways to Beat the Lines at Airport Security During the Government Shutdown

6 Ways to Beat the Lines at Airport Security During the Government ShutdownWorried about long security lines at the airport due to the federal government shutdown? There’s a lot you can do to navigate around them if you know what special programs are worth paying up for...




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:06 PM

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

Enes Kanter: 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.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 7:20 PM

Midwest and Northeast hunker down with preparations ahead of blockbuster snowstorm

Midwest and Northeast hunker down with preparations ahead of blockbuster snowstormA major snowstorm is moving through the Midwest into the Northeast through this weekend, dumping mass amounts of snow and creating treacherous travel. Local officials warn communities to prepare ahead of the dangerous winter storm.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 1:53 PM

Tesla Is Cutting 3150 Jobs to Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla Is Cutting 3150 Jobs to Increase Model 3 ProductionElon Musk told employees about the cuts in a letter posted online.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 10:57 AM

Man makes terrifying jump from 11th story cruise ship balcony

Man makes terrifying jump from 11th story cruise ship balconyRoyal Caribbean has banned a group of thrill seekers after one of the men




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 12:08 PM

Michigan State names new interim president

Michigan State names new interim presidentMichigan State University’s board says interim president John Engler’s resignation is effective immediately. The board acted a day after Engler announced his resignation amid fallout from the case of convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar (Jan. 17)




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 1:07 PM

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