Shopping alert: Amazon's taking $8.62 off your $50 purchase today

As always, there are catches to this deal, which requires you to plug in the code BIGTHANKS at checkout. Offer expires at 11:59 PM (PT) on 2/22/2017. The bottom-ten list includes a few companies that have seen their share of bad news on Ars Technica recently, including Comcast, Charter, and Volkswagen. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Appears Headed for a Tie in Cross-Border Shooting Case

So the dead boy's parents sued agent Mesa for damages, claiming that he had acted in violation of the U.S. Constitution by killing their son. Had Sergio been shot a few feet to the north, he would have been on American soil and USA courts would be open to his family, Hilliard said . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom parliament debates Trump's state visit amid protests

United Kingdom parliament debates Trump's state visit amid protests They were speaking as thousands of demonstrators descended on Parliament Square to protest against the visit, chanting and waving placards reading "no to racism; no to Trump". "And I think it is a no brainer that working closer with the United States is far more important for this country, particularly as we begin negotiations and the exit from the European Union in two, two and a half years' ... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump calls for religious tolerance amid threats on Jewish centers

The latest threats were called in to JCCs in Alabama, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota , Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and NY, the Jewish Community Center Association of North America told NBC News. Jewish community centres typically offer after-school activities, fitness programs and various other services. "Our country was founded on religious freedom and Americans of eve... [Full Article...]

Kim not yet identified by next of kin: Malaysia's Health Ministry

His son has been the subject of a media frenzy as Malaysian authorities have been trying to receive DNA samples from next of kin to help them finalise their investigation on the cause of death. He had come to Malaysia on Feb 6 and carried a passport with the name of Kim Chol. A second woman was also seen walking swiftly away in another direction after the assault, though it was unclear if she ha... [Full Article...]

Informa Plc (INF) Earns "Hold" Rating from Liberum Capital

Peel Hunt on Tuesday upgraded Interserve PLC's analyst rating to "Hold" with its price target of 250 highlighting a potential increase of 7.87% from Interserve PLC's current price of 231.75. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 16th. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide trademark and... [Full Article...]

5 killed after light plane crashes into shopping centre in Australia

Craig Lapsley, Emergency Management Commissioner, said witnesses had been treated for shock and trauma but not physical injuries. Later, KVUE's news partners at the Austin American-Statesman reported that the fourth victim in the plane crash was identified as Josh Washburn of Spicewood. [Full Article...]

Police Officers Shot In California Shootout

The suspect had been driving a stolen vehicle that he crashed in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina. The two police officers and the suspect were all initially transported to local hospitals in unknown conditions, the release stated. In the midst of a pat down, Corina said the man pulled out a gun and started shooting. [Full Article...]

UN Russian Ambassador Dies Suddenly in NY

UN Russian Ambassador Dies Suddenly in NY The announcement "of the untimely passing away of Ambassador Vitaly Churkin this morning" was met with shock when it was delivered during a session at the United Nations headquarters. The moment of silence in Churkin's memory was announced at the UN. Churkin's statements at the Security Council meetings, particularly during debates with former U.S. [Full Article...]

Pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militants

Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan handed over a letter with a list of the militants and camps to authorities in Islamabad, said a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Afghan foreign ministry. Pakistan's push against extremism was stepped up after the country's deadliest ever attack, a TTP assault on a school in Peshawar in 2014 which left more than 150 people dead - mostly children. [Full Article...]

Mogadishu: At least 39 people killed in auto bomb blast

Those injured were mostly traders and customers at the market. "A lot of them were dead", he said. I saw more than 20 people lying on the ground. "Someone had parked the vehicle here and left before it was detonated", said Mohamed Haji, a butcher who suffered shrapnel wounds, pointing his finger at a clothes shop devastated by the blast. [Full Article...]

Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns in controversy over Russian contacts

Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns in controversy over Russian contacts A US official told The Associated Press that Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day the Obama administration slapped sanctions on Russian Federation for election-related hacking, as well as at other times during the transition. [Full Article...]

PSA pledges to keep Opel's four German sites running - Bild am Sonntag

A Downing Street spokesperson confirmed that it had received a meeting request, adding: "The meeting will take place, in principle, subject to diary availability". Two sources close to PSA told Reuters last week that job and plant cuts were part of the tie-up talks, with the two Vauxhall sites in Britain in the front line. [Full Article...]

Trump picks well-regarded Floridian for labor secretary

He worked for a time with Kirkland & Ellis and taught at George Mason University Law School. Brad Schlozman, a deputy assistant attorney general, "improperly considered political and ideological affiliations" when he hired attorneys to work at the Civil Rights Division, according to a Justice Department inspector general report written in 2008. [Full Article...]

World Trade Center bomber 'Blind Sheikh' dies in prison

Abdel-Rahman arrived in the United States in 1990, even though he was on a list of suspected terrorists and thus banned from the country. Abdel-Rahman was also convicted of plotting to kill Egypt's president at the time and planning further attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the US. [Full Article...]

Tony Blair's new mission is to change minds on Brexit

Mr Blair started out by saying "right now there is no widespread appetite to re-think". He said pro-Europeans needed to build a movement across party lines to challenge Brexit , in the absence of effective opposition in Westminster. "There's a European Parliament report welcoming this compromise to keep us in the single market, because of the devastating potential impact on our economy of a har... [Full Article...]

Chris Wallace: Trump crossed the line calling media 'enemy of American people'

On "Fox & Friends", Wallace pointed out that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America's democracy. Social media hammered Wallace for his aggressive stance. Wallace pressed Priebus and argued that the president was not referring to individual stories. [Full Article...]

New Homeland Security Guidelines Allow For More to be Deported, Faster

If adopted, the changes would be in connection with executive orders Trump signed in late-January that temporarily ban refugee programs and travel to the US from seven mostly Muslin nations. 4, 2017. As a result, Trump is working on a new version of the order. The agency chief added, however, that there would be a "short phase-in period" to ensure affected travelers in other countries were not all... [Full Article...]

Gambia's New President Commits to End Human Rights Abuses

Gambia's New President Commits to End Human Rights Abuses Sall said The Gambia and Senegal, a regional power that surrounds the tiny country, except for its coast, must strengthen economic and other relations. Today's oath was taken with Chief Justice Hassan Boubacar Jallow appointed three days ago. The global community has quickly warmed to Mr Barrow's approach, with the European Union recently announcing an 80 million dollar (£64 million) package of ... [Full Article...]

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

According to a journalist who had been working closely with McCorvey, she died of heart failure after a long illness, surrounded by her family. During McCorvey's smoke breaks, she slowly befriended Benham. In her early teenage years, she went to reform school and said that she was sexually assaulted by a nun and her mother's relative at a young age. "She felt used by Sarah Weddington [her attor... [Full Article...]

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