Trump reportedly urged the CIA to hunt and kill Osama bin Laden’s son instead of more pressing terrorist threats

President Donald Trump wanted his intelligence officials to focus on killing Osama bin Laden’s son over other terror targets — because he was the only one Trump was familiar with, NBC News reported Sunday. Military and intelligence officials said Trump did not recognize many other names on the CIA’s list of potential targets. “He would […]

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The trade-offs and limitations of US sanctions options

The United States has two different kinds of law to put pressure on another country and its leaders. One set of laws deals with unfair practices like China’s violations of American patents and support of state-owned industries. Those practices prompted US tariffs, which then prompted Chinese retaliatory tariffs last year.  A limited truce was announced January […]

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Storm Dennis: what do flood warnings and alerts mean?

Description  Flooding from Storm Dennis in a graveyard in Tenbury Wells. Credits  (Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images) Alt Text  Storm Dennis flooding Record number of alerts in place after second storm in seven days causes chaos One-Minute Read Monday, February 17, 2020 – 6:35am Storm Dennis has set a record for flood alerts, with more […]

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What is eugenics and why are Tory aides interested in it?

Credits  Getty Images Alt Text  Dominic Cummings Pressure mounts on Downing Street to sack aide who praised merits of selective programme One-Minute Read Monday, February 17, 2020 – 5:57am Boris Johnson is under pressure to sack a 27-year-old adviser who praised the merits of eugenics. It has been revealed that Andrew Sabisky, who was appointed […]

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Trump attended the wedding of Stephen Miller, the staunchest immigration hardliner in the White House

President Donald Trump on Sunday attended the wedding of two top members of his administration — including the White House’s most notorious immigration hardliner. Senior adviser Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, held their wedding at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Miller is perhaps best known for […]

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Road woes continue for Utes as Oregon does its damage from distance

Oregon’s Will Richardson, right, shoots over Utah’s Alfonso Plummer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. | AP Ducks sink 10 of 15 threes in the first half on way to 18-point victory EUGENE, Oregon — Although Oregon came into Sunday night’s game against the […]

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Man buries McDonald’s meal and eats it 14 months later

Credits  Getty Images And other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute Read Monday, February 17, 2020 – 6:21am A man has eaten a McDonald’s meal more than a year after he had buried it a friend’s garden. Matt Nadin, who ate the meal 14 months after the purchase, said: “The burger actually wasn’t […]

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NBA pays emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant during All-Star Game

Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh) Magic Johnson speaks during a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his […]

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Photos: Color guards’ star-spangled Washington’s birthday event at Forest Lawn

Participants gather during the 38th annual celebration of George Washington’s birthday at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb 16, 2020. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer) Participants gather during the 38th annual celebration of George Washington’s birthday at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in […]

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Elton John broke down in tears during a New Zealand concert after he lost his voice and was unable to sing

The singer Elton John broke down in tears during a New Zealand concert on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and was unable to sing. John cut the Auckland concert short, but apologized in an Instagram post later that day. John had told the crowd early in the concert that he […]

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Santa Clarita couple, previously among Americans quarantined on ship, now heading back to the U.S.

U.S. officials flew the owners of a Santa Clarita radio station and hundreds of other Americans to California and Texas on Sunday, Feb. 16, after 12 days spent under quarantine in Japan aboard a ship where hundreds of cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed. Two chartered flights for Americans aboard the Diamond Princess, a […]

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A cruise ship passenger tested positive for coronavirus after hundreds of other passengers disembarked and dispersed all over the world

Health officials said Saturday that they’ve found a coronavirus case among the hundreds of passengers who disembarked a cruise ship in Cambodia, The New York Times reported. The Westerdam cruise ship spent weeks stranded at sea after five ports rejected it over coronavirus fears. Now, more than 1,000 passengers from the ship have proceeded to […]

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Highway 101 work on Peninsula to cause weeknight delays: Roadshow

Q: The concrete barriers on Highway 101 near Interstate 380 look they are going to be shifted for the coming express lanes. When will this be completed? Matt Bergeson, Mountain View Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: In two to three more years. […]

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Photos: Chance the Rapper headlines NBA All-Star Game halftime show

CLICK HERE if you’re having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. Chance the Rapper gave an impassioned performance as he headlined the NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday night. The three-time Grammy award winner and Chicago native worked up a sweat as he performed for fans at Chicago’s United Center. Rapper […]

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NCS girls basketball: Five things we learned from seeding meeting

1. Open for discussion Most pundits properly predicted the six teams ultimately selected for the brand-new Open Division in the North Coast Section girls basketball playoffs. It proved tougher to foresee how the bracket would turn out. Head-to-head criteria proved to the tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed, which went to St. Joseph Notre Dame […]

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Chatbots 101: How AI is Fueling the Disruptive Force in Customer Relations

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the rise of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting the weather, to helping users buy a pair of shoes. Businesses are foreseeing immense […]

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Topless dairy industry protesters crashed the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally

Protesters calling for Sen. Bernie Sanders to cut his support for the dairy industry crashed his Carson City, Nevada rally on Sunday afternoon.  One protester grabbed a microphone to say she was Sanders’ “biggest supporter” but pleaded that he “stop pumping up the dairy industry.”  While she was speaking, three topless women took the stage […]

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