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Amazon bumps US minimum wage to $15 amid scarce labor

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:39

Online retail giant Amazon announced Tuesday it would raise its starting wage for US workers to $15 an hour, amid long-standing criticism of low pay, and would advocate for a higher minimum wage nationwide. The pay raise will apply to 250,000 employees starting November 1 and to the more than 100,000 seasonal workers the company expects to hire for the holiday shopping season, it said. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said the company -- valued at nearly $1 trillion -- was heeding complaints about its pay structure.


Russia delivers S-300 air defenses to Syria

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:38

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Syria, the Russian defense minister said Tuesday.


The Latest: ATF: Guns stolen in Tennessee found near Chicago

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:32

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on guns stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee and recovered near Chicago (all times local):


Photographer shows France in a whole new light through enchanting infrared shots

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:01

Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer shows viewers the beauty of France in a whole new light, shooting the country in beautiful infrared. Ferrer’s images are as enchanting as they are intriguing, displaying a whole new variation of color in shrubs, grass and trees, as well as famous landmarks. In some of Ferrer’s works, the foliage is an eye-catching canary yellow — a stark contrast to the more normal shades in the remainder of the images. In other works, whole forests glow red, giving the French countryside an otherworldly look. (Caters News)


American Airlines flight diverted to Missouri due to unruly passenger

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:01

A flight from Arizona to Massachusetts was forced to make an emergency landing


IAEA fends off Israel pressure over Iran

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:52

The UN's nuclear watchdog Tuesday refused to "take at face value" Israel's claims that Iran is harbouring a secret atomic warehouse, fending off pressure to inspect the allegedly suspect site. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the claim in front of the UN General Assembly last week. Without explicitly referring to Netanyahu's claim, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano insisted that the agency's independence was "of paramount importance" for its work.


Syria FM says Iran coordinated its ballistic missile strikes

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:33

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that the Iranian ballistic missile attack on militants in eastern Syria the previous day was part of "legitimate" cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism.


iOS 12.1 will add more than 70 new emoji

Macworld - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:26

Back in July, Apple celebrated World Emoji Day by announcing more than 70 new emoji that would make their way to iPhones and iPads in iOS 12. Unfortunately, those emoji didn't make it into the initial launch of iOS 12.

On Monday, Apple announced that the new images will be included in the iOS 12.1 release. The emoji are all part of the Emoji 11.0 standard list, and include people with red hair, grey hair, and curly hair. In addition, you'll find superheroes and villains, along with lots more food and animals.

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Trump: 'This is a very scary time for young men in America'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:03

The president answered questions about his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the White House lawn Tuesday.


The Latest: Russia delivers S-300 air defenses to Syria

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:00

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):


Get a leather 42/44mm Apple Watch band for just $5

Macworld - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:50

I’m a big fan of the sport bands that typically come with the Apple Watch, but there are times when I’d prefer to wear something a bit more elegant. That’s why this Amazon deal on a black leather 42mm/44mm Apple Watch band from Covery caught my eye. It normally sells for $9.99, but you can get it for just $4.99 when you enter the code Y4CDN622 at checkout.

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Florida Man Attempts To Buy 8-Year-Old For $200,000 At Walmart: Police

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:42

A Florida man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to buy an 8-year-


Budget airline files for bankruptcy, hundreds of passengers stranded

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:38

Primera Air announced Sunday night that it would cease all operations starting Oct. 2 and file for bankruptcy.


Boy recovering from shark attack

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:32

A 13-year-old boy who was attacked by a shark while lobster diving is expected to recover and says he plans to go back into the water someday.


The 2019 Porsche Macan gets way more than some fancy new colors

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:23

When you think of Porsche, SUVs probably aren't the type of cars that come to your mind first. This Macan, however, which comes in four new colors, is definitely one you will remember. Since making its debut a couple months ago in July, the 2019 Porsche Macan is back for its European premiere at the Paris Motor Show.


Pizza Delivery Man Credited With Stopping Kidnapping After He Notices Woman Mouth 'Help Me’: Cops

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:13

Joey Grundl, 24, was dropping off a pizza in Waldo, Wisconsin, when he said he noticed a woman in distress inside the home on Sept. 27.


Audi’s CEO, in Jail, Steps Down from Audi and Volkswagen Boards [Update]

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:51

An unprecedented move by German prosecutors.


Yahoo News explains: What does ‘under penalty of felony’ mean?

Top Stories - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:46

On Sept. 27, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony placed Mark Judge in the room during the alleged sexual assault on her by Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers. Following Ford’s testimony, Judge’s lawyer sent a second letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he denied his client had any recollection of the alleged events. But this time Judge signed it personally, “under penalty of felony.” What does that mean, and how is it different from “penalty of perjury”? Yahoo News explains.


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