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2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

Sunday  11:20,   24 june 2018

Ethiopia's health minister says a second person has died after Saturday's explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister. Health Minister Amir Aman says on Twitter that the person died at a local hospital in[...]

A new feature in the next iPhone software is going to shock people — it surprised even Apple's CEO

Sunday  10:15,   24 june 2018

A new feature in the iPhone operating system shows how much time you spend on your phone.And when everyone gets access to iOS 12 this fall, it's going to surprise millions of[...]

Netflix executive fired over repeated use of racial slur in front of colleagues

Sunday  09:55,   24 june 2018

Netflix spokesman Jonathan Friedland confirmed that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to employees, published by "Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and[...]

Teenager uses sign language to communicate with blind and deaf man during flight

Sunday  09:45,   24 june 2018

A 15-year-old is being widely praised for an act of kindness during a cross-country flight. Clara Daly was traveling with her mother Jane from Boston to Los Angeles on an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this week. During the six-hour flight that [...]

Want to retire with millions in the bank? Here’s what NOT to do

Sunday  09:40,   24 june 2018

Do you want to end up as a wealthy retiree and not be scraping together a living? Avoiding these key mistakes through your lifetime should help.My colleague Peter Stephens recently explained some key mistakes that people often make once they’ve[...]

Take a look inside Charleston's weirdest mansion — it's $5 million and it's hurricane-proof

Sunday  08:50,   24 june 2018

Dubbed the "Eye of the Storm," the dome-shaped abode in Charleston, South Carolina was, "designed and built" to withstand hurricanes.Dubbed the "Eye of the Storm," the domed home, located on Sullivan's Island in Charleston, just[...]

Author who studies millionaires: 4 hours a day make the rich different

Sunday  08:50,   24 june 2018

How you spend your time determines a lot about your financial circumstances, says Tom Corley, author of "Rich Habits."That leaves about 240 minutes of time each day. And it is what the rich do with those 240 minutes that separates them[...]

Mass. ICE agents to reinstate in-office arrests

Sunday  08:00,   24 june 2018

Immigration officials in Massachusetts may once again arrest undocumented immigrants who show up for appointments at government offices, marking the reversal of a February directive that had halted the practice, according to a filing Friday in US[...]

Relief, anger follow lawmakers' visit to migrant children's shelter in South Florida

Sunday  07:40,   24 june 2018

The best news: most kids are in touch with their parents. The worst: no plan or time table for reuniting them.“The facilities are nice," said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on emerging from the military-style compound where he had been[...]

Leake, Mariners quiet down Red Sox bats

Sunday  07:30,   24 june 2018

Mike Leake shut down the Red Sox for eight innings as the Mariners defeated the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park, 7-2 .Dee Gordon’s speed makes him a threat to score no matter where he is on the basepaths.So when Eduardo Rodriguez started[...]

NASCAR broadcaster struck by car while jogging, suffers skull fracture

Sunday  07:30,   24 june 2018

Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini is told by a doctor that her prognosis is 'very good.'Venturini suffered a skull fracture and a concussion, Doug Rice, president and general manager of PRN, told NBC Sports on Saturday[...]

Trump’s China crackdown enjoys wide support. Here’s why that could be a problem for him.

Sunday  07:05,   24 june 2018

Of all the president’s tariff threats, his targeting of the Chinese is the most popular, but if the levies actually take effect in two weeks as scheduled, the political pain will come soon after. With no talks underway between the two sides,[...]

Iraqi Political Alliance Unites a U.S. Friend and Foe

Sunday  07:00,   24 june 2018

The outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an American ally, has teamed up with the radical cleric Moktada al-Sadr, who was the surprise vote-leader in elections.The announcement, made in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in a meeting between the two[...]

Elizabeth Warren Condemned Trump in Reno. He Answered in Las Vegas With a Slur.

Sunday  07:00,   24 june 2018

<p>The clash began Saturday morning with a populist denunciation of President Trump’s policies, delivered in Reno, Nev., by a Democratic senator who is one of his most ferocious critics.</p>HENDERSON, Nev. — The clash began Saturday morning[...]

Mike Huckabee tweets photo comparing Nancy Pelosi’s campaign staff to MS-13 gang members

Sunday  06:55,   24 june 2018

<p>Hours before Mike Huckabee lamented the treatment of his daughter at a Virginia restaurant, the former Arkansas governor tweeted a photo Saturday morning of a group of tattooed gang members and suggested they made up Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s[...]