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Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. roleAt the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January between the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Western nations, some of which supply arms and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015, had pressed the two sides to agree confidence-building steps to pave the way for a wider truce and a political process to end the war, which has killed tens of thousands of people. The conflict has pushed Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, to the verge of famine.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:45 PM

Man who sexually assaulted woman on flight while she slept is jailed for nine years

Man who sexually assaulted woman on flight while she slept is jailed for nine yearsPrabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was also sitting next to his wife on the overnight flight in January. Ramamoorthy had molested the victim while unbuttoning her blouse and unzipping her trousers as she slept. US attorney Matthew Schneider said: “Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on aeroplanes.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:16 AM

'Christmas miracle': 3 suspected thieves rescued after days in West Virginia mine

'Christmas miracle': 3 suspected thieves rescued after days in West Virginia mineThree people who disappeared in a closed West Virginia mine five days ago have been rescued and taken to a hospital in what a family member called a "Christmas miracle."

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 10:34 AM

Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't.

Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't.When Trump flouts the conventions of the office, he’s winning with his core voters. It doesn’t matter what he’s saying — what matters is that he’s making the rest of us howl in indignation.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:00 AM

At least $9bn in insurance claims from California fires

At least $9bn in insurance claims from California firesInsurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 homes and businesses have reached at least $9 billion, the state's insurance commissioner said Wednesday. "The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California's history," said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Most of the insurance payouts -- some $7 billion -- concern the Camp Fire in Northern California, which wiped out the town of Paradise and killed 86 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in recent California history.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 8:04 PM

Jailed former Venezuela oil minister dies in state custody

Jailed former Venezuela oil minister dies in state custodyCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nelson Martinez, the jailed former head of Venezuela's state-run oil giant PDVSA who was arrested last year as part of anti-corruption purge, died in state custody Wednesday, authorities said.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 8:10 PM

Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hacked

Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hackedNo matter how much we read about hacks and data breaches and the importance of taking solid security precautions, one of the unchangeable truths of the world is that people on average are absolutely terrible when it comes to choosing passwords. We use the same ones over and over, to the delight of hackers, and the ones we come up with tend to be pathetically easy so that we're able to remember them. SplashData is out with its eighth annual compilation of the Worst Passwords of the Year, a ranking it produces after evaluating more than 5 million passwords that have been leaked on the Internet. If you use any of these, we can't stress this enough. As SplashData puts it themselves, anyone using any of these passwords is putting themselves "at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen." A few notes about this list: 2018 was the fifth straight year that saw these passwords in the Number 1 and 2 spots for being the absolute worst: "123456," and "password." The five worst passwords after those 2? They're all just numerical strings. SplashData is a provider of password management applications TeamsID, Gpass, and SplashID. "Our hope by publishing this list each year is to convince people to take steps to protect themselves online," says SplashData CEO Morgan Slain. "It's a real head-scratcher that with all the risks known, and with so many highly publicized hacks such as Marriott and the National Republican Congressional Committee, that people continue putting themselves at such risk year-after-year." Without further ado, here's SplashData's "Worst Passwords of 2018" list: 1. 123456 2. password 3. 123456789 4. 12345678 5. 12345 6. 111111 7. 1234567 8. sunshine 9. qwerty 10. iloveyou 11. princess 12. admin 13. welcome 14. 666666 15. abc123 16. football 17. 123123 18. monkey 19. 654321 20. !@#$%^&* 21. charlie 22. aa123456 23. donald 24. password1 25. qwerty123 SplashData estimates almost 10% of people have used at least one of these 25 passwords and that some 3% of people have used the worst password, 123456. Here are some tips from SplashData on how to be better at password security: 1\. Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters. 2\. Use a different password for each of your logins. That way, if a hacker gets access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to use it to access other sites. 3\. Protect your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically log into websites.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 6:15 PM

Former Canadian Envoy Is Now at Center of Feud With China

Former Canadian Envoy Is Now at Center of Feud With ChinaThe former Canadian diplomat who has written about some of the touchiest geopolitical issues in the world, including China’s expanding military footprint in Africa and the North Korea nuclear crisis, is now at the center of a stand-off between two global super-powers. Kovrig was detained by China’s spy agency during a visit to Beijing on Monday, just nine days after Canadian authorities, acting on a U.S. request, arrested a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive in Vancouver. The Chinese government confirmed Kovrig has been detained, according to a Canadian government official briefing reporters Wednesday evening in Ottawa.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 7:51 AM

Man quits his job with epic rant over the store's PA

Man quits his job with epic rant over the store's PAA disgruntled employee at a Canadian Walmart decided that he wasn’t going to

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 11:58 AM

Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV

Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace:  TVIran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. The war in Yemen is seen as a proxy war between Iran and its key regional rival Saudi Arabia. U.N.-backed talks in Sweden ended on Thursday with an agreement between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:24 AM - RSS Channel - HP Hero

The former national security adviser's lawyers say he lied to the FBI because he was caught off guard
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday slammed a suggestion by Michael Flynn's lawyers last week that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser lied to the FBI not even a month into his tenure because he was caught off guard when two agents approached him.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:10 PM
Mystery Mueller mayhem at DC court
Officials locked down part of a DC courthouse during a secret hearing on a grand jury subpoena thought to be related to the Russia investigation

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:40 PM
Cohen on Trump: The man doesn't tell the truth
President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen responds to Trump's attacks following his sentencing.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:35 PM
Trump offers new alternative facts to explain his problems

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:43 PM
The year of Trump, according to Trump
It's hard to remember everything that happened this year in politics -- so we assembled these soundbites from President Donald Trump to help you out.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:47 PM
Opinion: Trump's dream world is turning into a hellscape
Michael Cohen. Paul Manafort. David Pecker. Michael Flynn. President Donald Trump's enablers are falling one by one, and his dream world is becoming a hellscape. Trump, a famous self-promoter who has bragged about his wealth, intelligence, physical prowess and winning ways, faces the prospect of humiliation on a scale that would be genuinely world class. And his story is becoming a modern parable about the dangers of hubris and limits of fakery.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:42 AM
Actress received a secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS
• CBS donates $20 million of Les Moonves' severance to 18 women's advocacy groups

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:33 PM
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
• Chris Christie takes himself out of running for chief of staff • Do you want to be Trump's chief of staff?

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 10:37 PM
Johnson & Johnson knew for decades about asbestos in powder, report says
• $4.69 billion verdict over talcum powder • Is baby powder dangerous?

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:35 PM
Search is on for overboard cruise passenger
The US Coast Guard was searching Friday for a passenger who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship about 35 miles south of the Florida Keys.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:44 PM - RSS Channel - US

Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across the country
Dozens of businesses and institutions across the United States and Canada received email threats Thursday afternoon, prompting evacuations and sweeps of buildings.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:14 AM
Springfield Police to launch review of destroyed rape kits following CNN investigation
The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department will review sex crimes cases in which the agency destroyed rape kits.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:57 AM
North Carolina's election fraud scandal has both parties planning for another campaign
Republican and Democratic officials in North Carolina are beginning to maneuver for position in anticipation of a fierce and protracted second campaign in the state's scandal-ridden 9th Congressional District.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:37 AM
Slain teen 'might be alive' if authorities hadn't overlooked evidence, prosecutor says
The kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar may have been prevented if authorities had properly handled DNA evidence from a separate case last year, a North Carolina prosecutor said.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:11 PM
They went into an abandoned mine to steal copper, police say. They got trapped.
A group of West Virginians rescued after being trapped for days in an abandoned mine are suspected of entering the mine to steal copper, authorities said Thursday.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 6:34 PM
EMT worker suspended after racist comments on white supremacist podcast
An emergency medical technician has been placed on unpaid leave after racist comments surfaced of him comparing black patients to gorillas and claiming to take "immense satisfaction" as he "terrorized" an African American boy with a needle.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:39 AM
Pelosi's meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued
Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, caused a stir Tuesday when she engaged in a spirited Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:26 AM
VA secretary gave inaccurate answers on pro-Confederate ties during confirmation process
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie gave inaccurate answers to senators during his confirmation process about pro-Confederate speeches he delivered in 2009.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 10:00 PM
Elizabeth Warren takes on race issue in commencement speech
Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed her own race to a graduating class of students at a historically black university on Friday.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:28 PM
Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at naturalization ceremony on the anniversary of Bill of Rights signing
Standing before 31 men and women from 26 different countries, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled her own family's history of making their way to the United States.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:34 PM

Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 11:44 AM
Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:04 PM
NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:17 PM
World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:22 PM
Report: Bulls offer Gibson, Snell, picks for Love

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 9:04 PM
What to expect from U.S. against Germany
On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the disappointing end to the US vs. Portugal game and USMNT's strategy heading into their match against Germany.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 3:28 PM
Mexico tops Croatia, advances out of group

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:36 PM
O's Davis walks off White Sox with pinch-hit HR
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 1:56 AM
MLB Power Rankings: Terrible week for Rockies
Another week, another first-place finish for the Athletics, who once again grabbed all seven votes for the top spot. Hard on their heels are the Brewers, who jumped from fifth to second, pushing the Giants down to third place. The Angels remained at No. 4, with the resurgent Cardinals rounding out the top-five.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 1:32 PM

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2018 4:50 PM - RSS Channel - World

Strasbourg shooting suspect killed by police, Paris authorities say
The man responsible for the Strasbourg terror attack was killed by police Thursday after a two-day manhunt, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor's office said.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:56 AM
EU tells May Brexit deal not up for renegotiation as wounded UK leader seeks lifeline
The European Union will not throw British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline over Brexit, after she survived a bruising confidence motion triggered by members of her own party.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:49 AM
Second Canadian detained in China as diplomatic spat intensifies
A second Canadian has been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to escalate the diplomatic dispute between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive in Canada.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:43 AM
Bolton slams China, Russia over 'predatory practices' in Africa
National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump's Africa strategy on Thursday, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region, while also making sure US taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly with a reduction in US involvement in United Nations peacekeeping missions.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:33 AM
High-speed train crashes into bridge, killing seven, in Turkey
A high-speed train has crashed near the Turkish capital Ankara killing at least four people and leaving dozens more injured, according to the city's governor Vasip Sahin.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 1:50 PM
Hungary's 'slave law' passes, sparking protests in parliament and on the streets
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his "illiberal state," instead introducing new laws that critics say will tighten his grip on power.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 3:27 PM
Fire destroys 8,000 voting machines 10 days ahead of Congo's presidential election
A fire still under investigation has destroyed 8,000 voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital -- 80% of the city's stock -- just 10 days ahead of a presidential election, the nation's electoral body and police said Thursday.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 2:31 PM
BMW's robot army makes 1,000 cars a day
A look inside the BMW factory in Munich, where they have been making vehicles since 1952.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2018 3:24 PM
Toyota turns to AR to build cars faster
In the nearly four years since Microsoft introduced its HoloLens augmented-reality headset, consumers have largely forgotten about it. But now it's gaining traction among an unlikely audience: car makers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2018 9:19 AM
Walmart turns to robots and apps in stores
Walmart is turning to new tech to reduce costs and convince shoppers to keep taking trips to the store.

POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2018 2:59 PM

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