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On Soccer: Memo to Theresa May: In Premier League, Russian Roots Run Deep
Amid threats to divest Russian oligarchs of their valuable British assets, it’s worth noting just how hard that would be.
Republicans say Congress doesn't need to pass law protecting Mueller
Republicans are bluntly warning President Donald Trump to lay off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, but there is scant support among the GOP to pass legislation that would prevent Trump from firing the special counsel.
Xi Taps Harvard-Educated Adviser to Tighten Grip on China’s Economy
Liu He, long seen as a leader in Beijing’s effort to cure the country’s debt addiction, has been given unprecedented sway over its financial levers.
French Consulate Worker Is Accused of Smuggling Guns From Gaza
The charges came after a weekend in which three people were killed in two attacks, and as Israelis braced for more violence in the Palestinian territories.
Ban on Face Veils at Indonesian University Lasted Just a Week
Protests led an Islamic university to reverse its ban on niqabs, a move that advocates of moderate Islam see as a troubling sign.
Seville Journal: In Seville, Burial of Civil War Commander Reopens Decades-Old Wounds
The conflict over whether to exhume Queipo de Llano is one of many such controversies, reflecting divisions dating to the civil war and Franco’s ensuing dictatorship.
Michael Cohen taunts Stormy Daniels: Might take 'an extended vacation on her dime'
Michael Cohen, a longtime attorney and confidant of President Donald Trump, joked about the ongoing litigation he and the President have with Stormy Daniels, suggesting he might use winnings from the case to take a long trip.
Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians
A British TV station sent a reporter to pose as a prospective client, and secretly filmed Cambridge Analytica’s chief executive offering to engage in dirty tricks.
Is your data safe on Facebook? Not really
On Facebook, you are the product. Advertisers are the customer.
With just days before a potential shutdown, negotiations continue on must-pass spending bill
Republicans in the House of Representatives left a meeting on Capitol Hill Monday evening with few answers on what will be included in a massive spending bill to keep the government funded ahead of a looming Friday deadline.
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Journal offers details about Arkansas state dinosaur
LOCKESBURG, Ark. (AP) — A scientific journal has given its imprimatur to Arkansas’ state dinosaur, noting that its kind flourished in Asia but are not well-represented in North America. Details about the Arkansaurus fridayi (ar-kan-SAW’-rus fry-day-YEYE’) were published Monday in the Journal of V...
Mayor Durkan orders independent review of disputed streetcar costs
Seattle is launching a review of its streetcar expansion project, after a report showing internal disputes over how much it will cost to operate the system.
Lewis and Clark Bridge reopens after backpacks investigated
The Washington State Patrol says one of the backpacks had been detonated as of Monday afternoon.
Seattle City Council votes to impose moratorium on rent-bidding websites
The one-year ban targets platforms that facilitate prospective tenants bidding against each other. The Associated Students of the University of Washington board approved a resolution late last year calling on the city to take action.
Richland Police Chief Chris Skinner takes job in Eugene
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The city of Eugene has hired a new police chief nearly one year after the last one announced his retirement. Chris Skinner is expected to start April 30, City Manager Jon Ruiz said in a news release Monday. He’s been the chief in Richland, Washington, since 2011 but has strong...
5 Things: March Madness Off To Wild Start
NCAA Tournament favorites have fallen, March Madness history has been made, and we still have four more rounds to go.
Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Our first known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system. That’s the latest from astronomers who were amazed by the mysterious cigar-shaped object, detected as it passed through our inner solar system last fall. The University of Toronto’s Alan Jackson r...
Cynthia Nixon Announces Run For New York Governor
Actress Cynthia Nixon announces her intentions to run for New York Governor.
2018 NCAA Tournament TV schedule: March Madness Sweet 16 Tip Times
The schedule for the Sweet 16 games is out. Mark your calendars accordingly.
Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 employees at Seattle motel
The victims suffered superficial wounds in the March 11 shooting and were treated at the scene by Seattle Fire Department medics.
Report: Purdue engineering at work for Haas
Purdue's sports medicine program has asked the school's engineering program to design an NCAA-approved brace for Boilermakers center Isaac Haas, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
Ex-NBA star Francis cited for public intoxication
Former NBA All-Star Steve Francis was arrested and cited for public intoxication on Sunday at a hotel bar in Burbank, California.
AP source: Panthers reach 3-year deal with WR Jarius Wright
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers and unrestricted free agent slot wide receiver Jarius Wright have agreed on a three-year deal
AP source: MLB hopes for Yanks-Red Sox in London in 2019
Major League Baseball is working to finalize a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 in 2019, a person familiar with the plans tells The Associated Press
West Virginia F D'Angelo Hunter transferring
West Virginia says reserve forward D'Angelo Hunter is transferring
Charlotte hires Virginia assistant Sanchez as new coach
The Charlotte 49ers have hired Virginia associate head coach Ron Sanchez as their new coach
How LeBron James fixed his back and is on track to play all 82 games
LeBron's back threatened to betray him. Then a former Navy SEAL went to work and gave him new strength.
Follow live: Banged up Cavs host Giannis, Bucks
In its first home game since March 5th, Cleveland will have Kevin Love back in the lineup after the forward missed 21 games with a broken hand.
Browns tackle Joe Thomas calls it a career
Browns tackle Joe Thomas calls it a career
Braves reassign outfield prospect Ronald Acuna to minor-league camp
Acuna, widely considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball, was enjoying a productive spring training with the Braves.
The New Old Age: A Quiet Drug Problem Among the Elderly
Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.
More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke
(Reuters Health) - Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests.
Arena Pharma's bowel disease drug meets study goal, shares surge
(Reuters) - Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday a higher dose of its experimental drug succeeded in improving symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis, a chronic bowel disease, in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up 24 percent.
Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks
(Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which was immediately challenged in court by abortion rights advocates who say it is unconstitutional.
As U.S. opioid crisis grows, Trump calls for death penalty for dealers
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spelled out in new detail several steps he favors to fight a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, including the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that has gained little support from drug abuse and judicial experts.
Trump says he is working to lower prescription drug prices
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump promised to bring down prescription drug prices on Monday, saying U.S. citizens pay far more than people in other countries do for the same product and that his administration would announce new measures in about a month.
Teens who hide their sexual orientation have higher suicide risk
(Reuters Health) - Teens who hide their true sexual orientation are at higher risk for suicidal behaviors, a new study suggests.
Mississippi governor signs strictest U.S. abortion bill
(Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Monday signed the strictest abortion law in the United States, a measure that bans the procedure after 15 weeks of gestation, a lawmaker said.
Higher dose of Arena Pharma's bowel disease drug meets study goal
(Reuters) - Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday a higher dose of its experimental drug succeeded in improving symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis, a chronic bowel disease, in a mid-stage study.
Kids with brain injuries may have higher ADHD risk
(Reuters Health) - Young children who are hospitalized with head injuries may be at higher than average risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, a small study suggests.
Trump blocks use of Venezuelan Petro cryptocoins in the US
No Maduro funbux stateside, declares White House The US has formally banned the trade of Venezuela's new state-backed cryptocurrency.…
Facebook Security Chief Said To Leave After Clashes Over Disinformation
Facebook's chief information security officer, Alex Stamos, will leave the company after internal disagreements over how the social network should deal with its role in spreading disinformation. The New York Times reports (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): Mr. Stamos had been...
UK authorities seek warrant for Cambridge Analytica offices - CNET
Data analytics firm is at the center of a scandal over its misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 US election.
Google will let you play Android games before downloading them - CNET
Google Play Instant is part of a redesign of the Google Play Games app.
TSA searches inflatable pink flamingo for weapons - CNET
What the flock? This airport security employee had to put his foot down: Floatie birds need to be scanned, even if they're not flying anywhere.
Facebook security chief reportedly leaving the company - CNET
News of Alex Stamos' intended departure comes as Facebook deals with the fallout over the consultancy Cambridge Analytica, and its misuse of Facebook user data.
US cops go all Minority Report: Google told to cough up info on anyone near a crime scene
Police cyber-hunt reveals massive gap in legal protections Efforts to track down criminals in the US state of North Carolina have laid bare a dangerous gap in the law over the use of location data.…
Ajit Pai Celebrates After Court Strikes Down Obama-Era Robocall Rule
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Federal judges have struck down an anti-robocall rule, saying that the Federal Communications Commission improperly treated every American who owns a smartphone as a potential robocaller. The FCC won't be appealing the court decision, as Chai...
Google makes it easier to buy what you search for - CNET
Instead of shopping on Amazon, the tech giant wants you to make purchases from partners like Costco, Target and Walmart.
The Podcast App aims to be the simplest way to listen to podcasts
While it sometimes feels like everyone has a podcast nowadays, the truth is that most Americans still don’t listen to podcasts regularly. The Y Combinator-backed team behind The Podcast App is planning to change that. And yes, that’s the app’s real name. Co-founder and CEO Martín Siniawski said t...
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