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Trump restrictions aside, American Airlines boosts profile in Cuba

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:52

American Airlines announced Monday that it would offer more daily flights to Cuba, by 2019, despite US restrictions on Americans traveling to that country. "We have recently started a fifth daily flight between Havana and Miami, and next year (in May) we will inaugurate a new daily flight between Miami and Santiago de Cuba, our sixth destination in the country," Ramon Jimenez, AA's manager in Cuba, said in a statement. The airline currently has 10 flights a day to the island, half of which are between Miami and Havana.

Idaho wildlife official resigns over uproar about killing baboon family

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:13

An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism. In a resignation letter to Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter, state Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer cited poor judgment in posting the images. Otter, who first appointed Fischer to the seven-member commission in 2014, said he asked for and received Fischer’s resignation on Monday.

Cherokee Nation: Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Is 'Inappropriate'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:25

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) responded to President Donald Trump's

Woman appears to call 911 after alleging a 9-year-old black boy groped her

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:24

Teresa Klein was captured on video on Oct. 10, 2018 in a New York City corner store.

Paul Allen dies aged 65: Tributes to Microsoft co-founder who 'changed the world'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:47

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65.  Mr Allen, who suffered from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, co-founded the software company alongside Bill Gates in 1975.  He was also a prominent philanthropist, donating billions to science, conservation and the arts.  Eight years after starting the company he received his first cancer diagnosis, but it was treated successfully, though it forced him to retire early from his role at Microsoft.  He developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009, which had been in remission until it returned earlier this year.  In a statement released at the start of this month Mr Allen said he planned to fight the disease "aggressively".  “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I," he said.  On Monday his sister Jody Allen called him a "remarkable individual on every level".  "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.   "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends.  "At this time of loss and grief for us - and so many others - we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day," she said.  Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his contributions to technology had been "indispensable". "As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world," he said.  Mr Allen never married and had no children, and was sometimes described as reclusive.  His early exit from Microsoft meant he dedicated much of his life to scientific and technological research, including the foundation of the Allen Institute, which began by focusing on neuroscience but has widened its approach to cover bioscience, and a more recent project to build a reusable space plane, designed to launch satellites.  He also owned American football team the Seattle Seahawks and basketball team the Portland Trailblazers.  In a joint statement the organisations paid tribute to Mr Allen.  On their behalf Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan, which oversaw his businesses, said: "All of us who had the honor of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today.  "He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact. "Millions of people were touched by his generosity, his persistence in pursuit of a better world, and his drive to accomplish as much as he could with the time and resources at his disposal."

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead At 65

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:16

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and

Porsche Panamera GTS Returns with Driver-Focused Goodies, Twin-Turbo V-8

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:00

Available as a regular Panamera and as a Sport Turismo, the GTS is the sportiest model that's not a capital-T Turbo.

Trumps distribute bottled water at FEMA center

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:46

President Donald Trump is marveling at the hurricane damage he's seen while touring devastated Florida Panhandle communities. (Oct. 15)

Redemption! The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Completes 40,000 Mostly Trouble-Free Miles

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:20

The Corvette Grand Sport proves to be much more reliable than our last C7 Corvette-although not totally without issues.

GM Adds Optional Extended Warranty That Lasts Up to Six Years

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:15

But buyers get only one chance to add the extra coverage.

Canada's FM calls for 'transparent' probe into missing Saudi journalist

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:53

Canada's foreign minister called Monday for a full and transparent probe on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a telephone conversation with her Saudi counterpart. Speaking to lawmakers, Chrystia Freeland said Canada was "very concerned" about Khashoggi's disappearance and conveyed this earlier to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

Maria Menounos on her brain tumor journey: 'I look back and I don’t feel like I even went through this'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:42

The best ideas are born from hands-on experience and exposure, whether it

Experts: Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida's red tide

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:42

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead.

Think tanks reconsider Saudi support amid Khashoggi controversy

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:31

The push to disassociate from Saudi Arabia has proven complex for Washington’s most prominent public policy institutions.

Alyssa Milano Marks 1 Year Of Me Too With Heart-Wrenching Message To Her Daughter

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:30

Alyssa Milano shared a powerful and emotional message for her 4-year-old

'Cornerstore Caroline' Breaks Her Silence After Falsely Accusing Black Boy of Groping Her

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:12

She thought the 9-year-old had groped her, but it was actually the child's backpack that brushed up against her.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the Region

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:01

What the Duke and Duchess of Sussex encounter in Oceania will be inextricably linked to the legacies of the sometimes painful past

Video of city commissioner shooting man released by police

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:57

Surveillance footage shows Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn fatally shooting a man at a military surplus store in Florida.

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:42

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years.

Fox News' Brian Kilmeade Calls Man-Made Climate Change A 'Point Of View'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:32

The co-hosts of "Fox & Friends" predictably were full of praise Monday for