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    Donald Trump threatens heavy taxes on US companies that move abroad

    NEW YORK — Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries. In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump pledged to lower corporate taxes across the board. But he also said he would charge a hefty 35% tax for “any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, [or] builds a new factory or plant in the […]

  • Oakland fire kills at least 9 people, fire chief says

    Oakland fire: 33 bodies found; 70% of building still to be searched

    OAKLAND, Calif. — At least 33 people have been confirmed dead, including teenagers and a deputy’s son, in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse over the weekend during an electronic dance party. The death toll is expected to rise as crews search the wreckage of the two-story building, which burst into flames late Friday night. Roughly 30% of the building had been searched as of Sunday afternoon, Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said in a news conference […]

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    NC man who fired gun in restaurant wanted to investigate fake news story

    #BREAKING @DCPoliceDept tweeted a suspect armed w/ assault rifle taken into custody @wusa9 #pizzagate pic.twitter.com/1xEjxZdAZT — Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) December 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — A suspect arrested Sunday with a firearm at a Washington, DC pizzeria admitted he had come to investigate an online conspiracy theory, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department said Sunday evening in a statement. Police have identified him as 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina. “During a post arrest interview this evening, the suspect revealed that […]

  • Nintendo (NTDOF) has stuffed 30 of its classic games -- from all the Mario Bros. franchises to Legends of Zelda, Pac-Man and Castlevania -- into one mini console (5 inches x 4 inches x 1.6 inches). The system, due out November 11, serves them up in a Netflix-style menu that makes it easy for scrolling. You won't find a single physical game cartridge included.

    Nintendo’s mini-sized classic console is worth the hype

    One of the hottest tech gifts of 2016 may be a throwback to 1985. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to launch a tiny-sized NES Classic Edition — a system so petite it can fit in the palm of your hand. The news pulled at the heartstrings of everyone who grew up in the ’80s, evoking memories of sitting on the carpet of your childhood home and defeating King Bowser in the final level of Mario Bros. More than […]

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    It’s now even easier to binge on Netflix

    It just got even easier to binge on Netflix. Netflix announced on Wednesday members now have the option to download movies and shows to watch offline later. This means you can finally watch the new season of Stranger Things and Bloodline while on a flight or stuck in the subway. The feature comes free of cost with all Netflix memberships. Members will want to make sure they have the most recent Netflix app on their Android or iOS devices to […]

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    Pipeline stopped: Dakota Access to be re-routed, Army says

    The Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s assistant secretary for civil works announced Sunday. Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing. This comes three weeks after a November 14 announcement from her office that delayed the decision after protests from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters. “Although we have […]

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    Donald Trump bashes ‘SNL’ on Twitter after sketch about him tweeting too much

    NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to criticize “Saturday Night Live,” this time slamming the show over a sketch about him compulsively tweeting. “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable!” Trump tweeted. “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.” Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) […]

  • Oakland fire kills at least 9 people, fire chief says

    Oakland fire: 30 bodies found; 80% of building still to be searched

    OAKLAND, Calif. — At least 30 people have been confirmed dead in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse over the weekend during an electronic dance party. The death toll is expected to rise as crews search the wreckage of the two-story building, which burst into flames late Friday night. Only some 20% of the building had been searched as of Sunday morning, authorities said. “The number of lives lost will increase,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly. […]

  • Oakland fire kills at least 9 people, fire chief says

    Oakland fire: 24 bodies found; 80% of building still to be searched

    OAKLAND, Calif. — At least 24 people have been confirmed dead in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse over the weekend during an electronic dance party. The death toll is expected to rise as crews search the wreckage of the two-story building, which burst into flames late Friday night. Only some 20% of the building had been searched as of Sunday morning, authorities said. “We anticipate that the number of victims … will increase, ” said Alameda County […]

  • Controversial book covers

    Satirical children’s book draws outrage

    Satirical children’s book cover illustrations draw criticism: "Bad Little Children's Books"are at the center of… https://t.co/3ACQu6nDUE pic.twitter.com/hueHvqecbF — VA Beach Buzz (@vabeachbuzz) December 4, 2016 Are the images satire or bigotry? Could they be both? These questions are at the center of the controversy surrounding a book called “Bad Little Children’s Books” — a collection of mock children’s book covers that parody hot-button topics like racism and discrimination. One cover titled “Happy Burkaday Timmy!” portrays a girl in a veil […]

  • A pilot with a history of plotting routes that show up as patterns on flight-tracking websites has completed his most ambitious yet. The unnamed pilot of the Robin DR400/180 Régent aircraft charted a complex course that spelled "hello" on Flightradar 24.
The message was drawn during a 37-minute flight over the Niedersachsen region of Germany.

    Sky art: Pilot’s route spells ‘Hello’ on flight tracking radar map

    LOWER SAXONY, Germany — A pilot with a history of plotting routes that show up as patterns on flight-tracking websites has completed his most ambitious yet. The unnamed pilot of the Robin DR400/180 Régent aircraft charted a complex course that spelled “hello” on Flightradar 24. The message was drawn during a 37-minute flight over the Niedersachsen region of Germany. The pilot appears to have some artistic flair when it comes to flying. Earlier this year the aviator took time to […]

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    Obama’s student loan policy is costing twice as much as expected

    WASHINGTON — President Obama made it easier for people to pay off their student loans. But his policies could end up costing the government twice as much as expected, a congressional watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report. Under changes made by the Obama administration, more borrowers were allowed to lower their monthly student loan payments based on their income. The relief was welcomed by recent grads who hadn’t yet landed a high-paying job, as well as others who were […]