‘Kind of Awful’: Another Snowstorm Clobbers the Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous blast of winter. The nor’easter knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of customers ...

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CCTV shows poisoned spy buying scratchcards

Footage has emerged of Sergei Skripal at a shop in Salisbury just five days before he and his daughter collapsed. He was seen buying groceries and scratchcards on the 27 February. Relatives of Colonel Skripal, who was convicted in Russia in 2006 of spying for Britain, have told the BBC that he believed the country’s special services might come after ...

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Snap to lay off about 100 engineers: CNBC

(Reuters) – Snapchat parent Snap Inc is laying off nearly 10 percent of its engineering team, or about 100 people, CNBC reported on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Snapchat app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The layoffs would be Snap’s largest yet and the first to affect its engineers, CNBC ...

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Ex-Bolivian, Colombian presidents say denied entry to Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) – Former Colombian President Andres Pastrana and ex-Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga said they were denied entry to Cuba on Wednesday, after traveling to the Communist-run island to receive an award from a local dissident group. FILE PHOTO – Bolivia’s former President Jorge Quiroga (L) and Colombia’s former President Andres Pastrana speak as they attend to a news conference ...

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‘Hit The View Where it Hurts’: Media Watchdog Launches Campaign Against ABC Program

Christian groups are joining a campaign to hold ABC’s “The View” accountable after co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin made derogatory comments about Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith. The Media Research Center is calling on Christians to turn off the morning program, and it’s also calling on companies to pull their ads from the show. A number of religious ...

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Why using ‘baby-talk’ improves our bond with dogs

Image copyright Getty Images Using “dog-speak” is important in building a bond between a dog and their owner, scientists from the University of York have found. During a series of tests, dogs were spoken to in a high-pitched voice and again in a normal adult voice. Researchers then monitored which speaker the dogs responded to and wanted to interact with. ...

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Trump set to authorize steel, aluminum tariffs on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday raised the possibility that impending hefty U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could exclude a clutch of countries other than Canada and Mexico as President Donald Trump planned to authorize the measures on Thursday. Trump is expected to sign a presidential proclamation establishing the tariffs during a ceremony scheduled for 3:30 ...

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Chile’s President-Elect Pinera places $1.2 billion in blind trusts

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Conservative Chilean President-Elect Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday he placed $1.2 billion of his family’s wealth in blind trusts as he prepares to take office on Sunday, replacing socialist President Michelle Bachelet. FILE PHOTO – Chilean president-elect Sebastian Pinera walks his wife Cecilia Morel in front of his house in Santiago, Chile, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido ...

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