ULA rocket carrying US spy satellite launched from California

A Delta IV-Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. government spy satellite finally launched into orbit Saturday from California. Technical glitches and unfavorable weather had forced the mission to be nixed several times since early December. United Launch Alliance, a partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, said in a statement that the three-booster rocket was carrying a […]

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Trump proposes DACA and border wall deal to end government shutdown

Some pro-Trump conservatives who back the president’s immigration policy criticized his sweeteners for Democrats on Saturday. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who recently sparked bipartisan condemnation for racist comments about white supremacy, tweeted: “NO AMNESTY 4 a wall!” Firebrand media personality Ann Coulter also tweeted that “Trump proposes amnesty.” She added: “We voted for […]

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Patriots, Chiefs, Rams and Saints all led by QBs on the cheap

When the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints take to the field on Sunday to square off for a Super Bowl berth, each team will share one strikingly similar connection: Their starting quarterbacks all make less money than what they could make on the open market. In the […]

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‘Black Panther’ will make Oscars history if it gets Best Pictures nod

Source: Marvel Disney Marvel Studios blockbuster success ‘Black Panther,’ the No. 1 film at the 2018 box office, is aiming for the Oscars Best Picture critical acclaim that has long been denied to superhero films. When the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday, at least one Oscars contender could make history: […]

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Microsoft ending Windows 10 mobile, says switch to iPhone or Android

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into both the iPhone and Android, where its Office products are available. It also has a partnership with Samsung, which sells some versions of its flagship Galaxy phones with Office pre-installed. The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operating […]

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Democrats vow probes after report Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Friday that his committee will increase its efforts to investigate an aborted Trump Tower Moscow deal in light of a bombshell report alleging President Donald Trump directed his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie in sworn testimony to Congress. That report, published Thursday night by BuzzFeed News, cites […]

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Trump’s unpopularity among foreigners could be costing the US billions

That may prove problematic for Trump, whose first year in the Oval Office was marked by a plunge in overseas approval ratings. The median global approval rating of the job performance of U.S. leadership across 134 countries stood at a new low of 30 percent, according to a 2018 Gallup report. That was down nearly […]

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Ferrero, Hostess, B&G bid on Kellogg’s Keebler and Famous Amos brands

Hostess Brands, B&G Foods and Nutella-owner Ferrero have placed first-round bids on Kellogg’s Keebler, Famous Amos and fruit snacks businesses, in a deal that could value the brands at more than $1.5 billion, people familiar with the situation tell CNBC. Kellogg announced the sale of its cookie brands last year. Other brands up for sale […]

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FTC is reportedly considering a ‘record-setting fine’ against Facebook

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify following a break during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Federal Trade Commission is considering imposing a “record-setting fine” against Facebook for allegedly […]

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Good news on trade could have some unintended consequences for stocks

None of this has been confirmed, but the effect on the market has been undeniable. The market has gone from dramatically oversold to overbought in a few weeks. Because we have had a significant move up already, the market is vulnerable to downside risks. There’s the risk that there is no trade deal or that […]

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Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed’s bombshell on Michael Cohen

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office issued a rare public rebuke on Friday of elements of a stunning report that alleged President Donald Trump directed his former legal counsel to lie in sworn congressional testimony. In a development that sent shock waves through the political world, BuzzFeed News published a bombshell report that cited two unnamed […]

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In 2020 Democratic race for president, virtually all the barriers are gone

Christopher Evans | Digital First Media | Getty Images US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the Massachusetts Democratic Coordinated Campaign election night party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on November 6, 2018. Less-experienced Democrats still must demonstrate presidential gravitas. But social media has magnified their opportunity to do so quickly […]

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