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UN Palestinian aid agency says US cuts spark worst-ever financial crisis
The UN agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees says the Trump administration's move to cut its funding has sparked its largest-ever financial crisis.
Apple: We'll pay $38B in taxes and add 20,000 jobs in the U.S.
Apple said the huge payment, a response to new U.S. tax rules, "would likely be the largest of its kind ever made."
Ann Curry 'not surprised' by Matt Lauer scandal, says NBC had a 'climate of verbal harassment'
During an interview on "CBS This Morning," the former "Today" host didn't get into specifics: " I know what it's like to be publicly humiliated ... I don't want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else."
It’s so cold in the South, the 64-degree Gulf of Mexico is steaming
Meteorologists call it “sea smoke,” but it's the exact same science as a boiling pot of water or your steamy breath on a cold day.
Sexual abuse case against Mormon Church scheduled to begin Friday
Six families who say their children were sexually abused by a member of the Mormon community around Martinsburg, West Virginia are suing local Mormon leaders and the global church.
Meet the woman bringing lunchtime dating to Asian cities
Former banker Violet Lim has built up a matchmaking business that helps singletons find love in multiple countries across Asia.
DHS to block Haitians from temporary visas
The Department of Homeland Security will stop allowing Haitians to get temporary agricultural and seasonal visas
Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen: 'I did not and will not lie under oath'
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen released a blistering statement Wednesday saying "I did not and will not lie under oath"
NYC terror suspect offers to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorneys say
Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11, may plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, according to a new court filing from the suspect's defense attorneys.
South Carolina officer dies day after he and 3 others were shot
A South Carolina sheriff's detective died on Wednesday evening, a day after he and three other law enforcement officers were shot, officials said.
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The point is not that the test is easy. The point is that an inability to complete aspects of the test reveals different types of mental decline.
Victim in brutal Lake City attack selected at random, prosecutors say
Seattle police say Jennifer Ayers, 63, was tortured, raped and killed by a 23-year-old Bellevue man who sneaked into her house Monday morning through an unlocked back door.
Facebook helping to turn Seattle area into virtual-reality hub
A growing cluster of Facebook specialists in the Seattle area are working at the cutting edge of virtual and augmented reality. The company’s investments are helping to turn the area into a hub for research and development in the new technologies.
Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a volcanologist said on Thursday. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation’s north coast since a volcan...
Archaeologists in Mexico claim world’s longest flooded cave
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists and divers on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula announced Wednesday that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world’s longest continuous flooded cave. Divers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project said the discovery has reveal...
Britain appoints a minister for loneliness
Prime Minister Theresa May said an undersecretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan. There are much bigger asteroids careening through our solar system. Scientists who watch for them hope they spot them in time t...
Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not
NEW YORK (AP) — A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best […]
City Council passes resolution supporting Seattle’s bid to host 2026 World Cup
On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a measure supporting the Seattle's bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup.
Thousands pay respects to slain Pierce County deputy with solemn procession, memorial service
Daniel McCartney, 34, was killed after responding to reports of a home-invasion at a home in Pierce County.
Police interview friends of QB who killed self
When Dr. Brian Hainline learned about the apparent suicide of another college athlete, it hit hard. Again.
Auburn turns to Allen Greene for next athletic director
Greene will replace Jay Jacobs at Auburn after spending a little more than two years at Buffalo.
Don't worry Shockers, it happens to everyone
No. 7 Wichita State became the latest team to fall victim to the upset bug, losing to SMU. But losing to unranked teams isn't a big deal this season.
SMU upsets No. 4 Wichita State, ending Shockers' 27-game home win streak
The Shockers' loss to the Mustangs snapped a 27-game winning streak in their home arena.
Spurs go 'conservative,' to sit Kawhi indefinitely
Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely as he rehabs a quad injury that cost him the first 27 games of the season.
13-year-old girl scored 70 points in high school game
Jaden Newman can shoot.
Biggest injury questions for NFL playoff teams
How much do we know about the injury to Tom Brady's throwing hand? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries for this weekend's conference title games.
Drew Bledsoe shares powerful message about suicide prevention
"Reaching out for help when we need it is NOT a sign of weakness."
Vikings at Eagles NFC Championship Game preview: Three things to know
Much has changed for both Minnesota and Philadelphia since the last time they faced off.
Five candidates for the New York Jets' open offensive coordinator job
The Jets fired offensive coordinator John Morton on Wednesday, beginning the search for their sixth offensive coordinator in the last eight seasons.
This is the cognitive test the president passed
President is overweight and doesn't exercise much, like most Americans
President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.
President Trump has common form of heart disease
Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack ...
Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.
Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis
For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found. Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusio...
U.S. court invalidates patent on J&J cancer drug Zytiga
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court on Wednesday invalidated a Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions.
Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders.
How neighborhoods shape life with diabetes
(Reuters Health) - - People with diabetes who live in poor communities with limited access to exercise facilities or grocery stores may have a harder time managing their symptoms than diabetics living in more affluent areas, a U.S. study suggests.
Heated abdominal chemo bath improves ovarian cancer survival
(Reuters Health) - - A heated chemotherapy organ bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman's survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to doctors testing the new treatment.
Mind: Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.
In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.
Tim Cook Says Power Management Feature In Older iPhones Will Be Able To Be Turned Off In Future Update
In an interview with Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook touched on the ongoing controversy over power management features in older iPhones. He says that a future update will allow customers to turn off the power management feature that has caused older iPhones to slow down. Mac Rumors...
The Winklevoss twins may have lost A LOT of money on Bitcoin
With Bitcoin crashing, some cryptocurrency HODLers are hurting. That might include the Winklevoss twins. Tyler and Cameron bought 120,000 bitcoins in late 2012 with money from the $65 million payout from their lawsuit against Facebook. SEE ALSO: Bitcoin just made the Winklevoss twins billionaire...
Very relieved Hawaiians went straight to PornHub after getting missile alert all clear
Hawaii's mistaken missile alert prompted many of us to think what we'd do in the last moments of our life if a bomb came hurtling towards us. PornHub released statistics for the island state after the alert was sent out on Saturday, revealing a sharp drop of 77 percent below the average in the mi...
Broadcom confirms anti-trust probe, professes zero worries
Says probe doesn't impact wireless lines, leaving about a gazillion other products in play Broadcom has confirmed it's under investigation by the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over antitrust issues, but doesn't believe that's going to affect its business.…
Poison ping pong prompts patch from Cisco
Switchzilla has fixes for appliances, voice portal, Nexus switch OS Cisco admins, it's your weekly patch notice.…
Will Smith's excellent and very, very Instagrammed Australian adventure
For a guy who's still pretty new to Instagram, Will Smith is killing it. The actor only joined the social platform in December, but for his big trip to Australia to promote his not-so-great Netflix movie Bright, he's really let us into his world. SEE ALSO: Will Smith's trip to the zoo will give y...
If Trump's tweets have this much influence over foreign policy, we're all screwed
Diplomacy isn't easy ... especially if your boss is Donald Trump. Speaking at Stanford on Wednesday, according to Vanity Fair, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shared this fun insight into White House foreign policy: Uhhh ... what? So the secretary of state just looks at print-outs of Trump's i...
Tim Cook: People didn't pay attention to iPhone battery update - CNET
Commentary: In an interview with ABC News, Apple's CEO concedes the company could have been clearer in communicating what it was doing to their phones.
Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older
As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they’ve stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery’s output starts to wane. But that’s something they ought to hav...
Crypto-cash exchange BitConnect pulls plug amid Bitcoin bloodbath
BTC plunge, er, sorry, market correction leaves faithful shaken but not deterred Amid a cryptocurrency price correction that has seen the price of Bitcoin drop by half from its mid-December peak, UK-based cyber-cash lending and exchange biz BitConnect said it is shutting down.…
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