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MoviePass Reduces Offer To 3 Films Per Month In Bid To Save Cash

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:39

MoviePass announced Monday that it's slashing its offer to subscribers as the

The 82 Most Delish S'mores Ideas

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:35

Kris Kobach Could Be The Next Governor Of Kansas

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 09:55

Since 2011, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) has successfully used

Insurance Business Drives Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Earnings Beat

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 09:33

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) stock gained 2 percent on Monday morning after the company reported yet another solid quarter of growth on Saturday. Analysts say Berkshire has consistently generated exceptional revenue growth and profit margins, and Berkshire may soon be even more aggressive with its cash. Berkshire reported second-quarter adjusted earnings per A-class share of $7,301 beating consensus analyst expectations of $3,387.

Confessions of an enemy of the people

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 09:22

If President Trump’s threats against reporters went to the next level -- think Soviet-era show trials -- I imagine it happening something like this.

New York race could spark new Trump investigation

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 09:16

All of the leading candidates for attorney general in New York are eager to continue Robert Mueller's work or mount an entirely new investigation into the president.

Deployed Soldier`s Dog Found Safe Two Months After Escaping Foster Home

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 08:53

David Powell can breathe a sigh of relief after a deployed soldier`s dog in his car was found after being missing for two months.

North Korea urges US to drop sanctions as it accuses Washington of 'acting opposite' to Singapore pledges

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 08:43

North Korea’s state media called on Monday for the United States to ditch crippling economic sanctions as a reward for Pyongyang’s show of good faith in ending its nuclear weapons testing and transferring the remains of American troops killed in the Korean War. The calls came just days after a confidential United Nations report concluded that the pariah regime has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes, and continues to conduct illegal trades of oil, coal and other commodities, reported Reuters. Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, and Donald Trump, the US President, agreed at a June summit in Singapore to work towards “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula” but little progress has been made amid differing interpretations on both sides of what the declaration means. The two countries sparred over the weekend, with Ri Yong-ho, the North’s foreign minister, accusing Washington of dragging its feet over confidence-building measures since the summit and stressing the need for “simultaneous actions and phased steps.” Kim Jong-un appears to be enjoying the hot North Korean summer despite Pyongyang's sharp criticism of ongoing international sanctions  Credit: KCNA via KNS /AFP His criticism was revealed in a transcript of a closed-door meeting of top diplomats at an Asian security meeting, also in Singapore, attended by Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State. Mr Ri hit out at Washington for “retreating” from ending the 1950-53 Korean War, which concluded with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving US-led United Nations forces, and South Korea, technically still at war with the North. The North’s state media added fuel to the fire, accusing Washington of “acting opposite” to its plan to improve ties, despite Pyongyang making goodwill gestures. "There have been outrageous arguments coming out of the US State Department that it won't ease sanctions until a denuclearisation is completed, and reinforcing sanctions is a way to raise its negotiating power," the Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in an editorial. In quotes | Singapore summit North Korea Trump Kim Senior US officials, including Admiral Harry Harris, the new ambassador to Seoul, have also called for Pyongyang to start giving up its nuclear weapons before any breakthrough on ending the war. “One of the things that hasn’t happened is the demonstrable moves toward denuclearisation before we can entertain something like the end-of-war declaration,” Mr Harris told reporters last week. His statement was backed by Mr Pompeo, who suggested at the weekend that the North’s continued work on its weapons programme was inconsistent with Kim’s commitment to denuclearise. However, US and South Korean officials have also been at pains to show continued conciliatory gestures, and sources told CNN that there is a “strong possibility” of a second summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump later this year. Mr Pompeo, meanwhile, stressed that despite the tense exchange over the weekend, Mr Ri had made clear that his country was still willing to denuclearise, in sharp contrast to the “anger” expressed by Pyongyang in recent years. Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, meets Ri Yong Ho, North Korea's foreign minister at a weekend summit in Singapore Credit: Mohd Rasfan/AFP Kang Kyung-wha, the South Korean foreign minister, also reiterated on Sunday that Seoul remains committed to bringing a formal end to the war by the end of the year, reported Yonhap. "I think the UN General Assembly (to be held in September) is an important opportunity," she said. "We are having close consultations (with partner countries)." Ms Kang’s efforts to meet formally with Mr Ri in Singapore were rebutted, however. She said she regretted the missed opportunity but respected his decision.  On Monday, state-controlled North Korean media continued to express Pyongyang’s unhappiness over sanctions, with one outlet, Uriminzokkari, slamming the pressure campaign as “anachronistic” and a hurdle for better relations. Maeri, another North Korean outlet, stressed the need for U.S. action to build confidence in response to the North’s moves to close its weapons programmes and send back the soldiers' remains.

White House to detail implementation of new Iran sanctions Monday: Pompeo

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 08:00

By David Brunnstrom ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The United States intends to fully enforce sanctions due to be reimposed against Iran early this week on orders from U.S. President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Washington's so-called "snapback" sanctions are due to be reinstated against Tehran at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, a U.S. Treasury official said, speaking on condition anonymity. Pompeo, speaking with reporters returning with him from an Asian trip, said the White House would detail implementation of the measures on Monday morning.

Police Locate 11 Children Living In Decrepit New Mexico Compound

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:52

Police discovered 11 children in a squalid New Mexico compound while searching

Vintage Photos Show Lucille Ball's Unmatched Style Through The Years

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:45

Lucille Ball was a star in more ways than one. She was a television pioneer, a

Here's What Happens To Your 401(k) When You Leave Your Job

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:45

Let's face it: Nowadays, most workers don't stay in the same job or work for

Young boy dies 'after mistaking father's meth for cereal'

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:37

An eight-year-old boy has died in Indiana after reportedly mistaking his father’s methamphetamine for breakfast cereal. Curtis Collman III had 180 times the lethal limit of methamphetamine in his blood stream, a toxicology report revealed, according to the Seymore Tribune. The 41-year-old told police his son woke up early on 21 June and said he was hungry, but Collman told him there was no food in the house in Seymour, WDRB reports.

Five dead as plane crashes into shopping centre car park in California

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 04:57

Five people on board a small airplane were killed when it crashed in the car park of a Southern California shopping centre. The twin-engine Cessna was heading to the airport southeast of Los Angeles when it came down and struck an unoccupied parked car in the lot of a Staples store and a CVS pharmacy, Orange County Fire Authority said. There was no fire and nobody on the ground was hurt. Photos from the scene showed the plane upright but on its belly and the car damaged. Several roads surrounding the shopping center and the South Coast Plaza mall across the street were closed. Ella Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were walking in the car park on Sunday when they saw the crash, she told the Los Angeles Times. "We looked up to see the plane falling nose first," she told the Times. "We really didn't think it was a plane at first due to no crashing noise, but as soon as we saw people running from across the street we went to go check it out. It was so heartbreaking just seeing the plane crumbled into pieces." The plane struck an unoccupied parked car in the lot of a Staples store and a CVS pharmacy Credit: Stuart Palley/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock The pilot of the Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from John Wayne Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said. The plane is registered to the San Francisco-based real estate company Category III, according to an FAA database. A phone call to the company was not immediately returned Sunday. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, Salac said. 

Man found in restaurant freezer attacks worker with kitchen knife then dies, say police

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 04:39

A 54-year-old man died after jumping out of a freezer and attacking an employee with a kitchen knife on Sunday at a popular restaurant in New York, police said. The man shouted, “Away, Satan!” and grabbed the knife after an employee opened the walk-in freezer at Sarabeth’s in Manhattan around 11am, police said. No restaurant workers or patrons were injured, police said.

Ai Weiwei Says Chinese Government Has Demolished His Beijing Studio

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 04:13

Chinese authorities began demolishing one of Ai Weiwei's Beijing studios

Bangladesh must improve conditions for Rohingya, scrap island plan: HRW

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 04:11

Bangladesh should dramatically improve living conditions for Rohingya in the world's largest refugee camp and scrap plans to move many to a flood-prone island, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Almost one million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar now live in southern Bangladesh, with 700,000 of them arriving after the latest crackdown on the stateless minority started in August last year. The US and UN have branded operations by Myanmar security forces as ethnic cleansing.

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after criticism of arrest of women’s rights activists

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 03:35

Saudi Arabia has given the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom 24 hours to leave after Ottawa criticised the arrest of women’s rights activists in the ultra-conservative country. The Saudi foreign ministry also said it was freezing "all new business" between the two states and had withdrawn its own ambassador. "Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada’s internal affairs,” it declared in an extraordinary statement on Sunday night.

20 arrested during 'No to Marxism in America 2' march, rally in Berkeley

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 02:30

Berkeley city streets are open again following a protest by a pro-Trump conservative group that says it is anti-Marxist and an even larger opposition group that says it is anti-fascist. Police arrested 20 people, most of them for bringing items that could be used as weapons.

1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 02:28

More than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island. Footage posted online by rescue officials showed hundreds of panicked tourists and locals crowded onto powder-white beaches desperately waiting for transport off the normally paradise islands.