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Utah man killed in London attack, wife badly injured

A Utah man was killed and his wife badly injured during Wednesday’s attack near Britain’s parliament in London, a relative and a spokesman from the couple’s church said on Thursday. Kurt Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe

Bill Gates again world’s richest man; Trump slips

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the

David Rockefeller, last grandchild of John D. Rockefeller, dies

David Rockefeller, a former head of Chase Manhattan bank and luminary in political and philanthropic circles, died Monday at the age of 101, a spokesman said. He died in his sleep due to congestive heart failure at his home in

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ‘‘Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis.

US appeals to higher court over ruling against Trump’s revised travel ban

The US government took the legal battle over President Donald Trump’s travel ban to a higher court on Friday, saying it would appeal against a federal judge’s decision that struck down parts of the ban on the day it was

UN chief wants report on ‘apartheid’ Israel taken off web

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the UN regional commission that represents most Arab countries to remove from its website a report accusing Israel of practicing an “apartheid regime” against Palestinians, a UN official said on Friday. The report

Sean Hannity denies pointing gun at Juan Williams on Fox set

Sean Hannity says he “never pointed” a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary. CNN reported Thursday that Hannity pointed a gun directly at Williams and turned on the laser sight off-air following

’I’m coming for you:’ Whoopi Goldberg blasts fake Trump story

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is blasting a fake-news website that ran a story she claims “endangered” her life. The host of ABC’s “The View” on Monday condemned a story that circulated last week falsely claiming that she said Navy SEAL widow Carryn

Trump tried to call prosecutor before firing

Preet Bharara

US President Donald Trump reached out through a secretary to Manhattan’s top prosecutor two days before he was fired by the Justice Department, but the two men never spoke. Attorney Preet Bharara reported the call to the Justice Department and

‘Avatar’ sequel not coming in 2018

James Cameron

The sequel to all-time box office champion “Avatar” has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said. Cameron told the Toronto Star that he was working on all

US agents in aggressive sweep for unauthorized migrants

US immigration agents increasingly are detaining unauthorized migrants in or near places once considered “safe” like courthouses and churches, spreading panic among migrants and outrage among activists. Since taking office on an “America First” agenda, President Donald Trump has made

Media outlets give different shapes to Sessions story

Jeff Sessions

Reports about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ two meetings with Russia’s US ambassador became a textbook illustration of the vastly different shapes a story takes in today’s media world. The story moved with lightning speed on Thursday across the media ecosphere,

Amazon cloud glitch disrupts sites

Usually people do not notice the “cloud” — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon’s huge cloud-computing service suffered a major outage. Amazon Web Services suffered an unspecified breakdown in its

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of the fire-prone

New York state unveils $25 mln grant to combat anti-Semitism, hate

New York state took fresh steps Thursday to combat a spike in anti-Semitism and hate crimes, promising a $25 million grant to boost security and a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the

Clooney’s mom reveals gender of actor’s twins

George Clooney

George Clooney’s mom is extremely excited to become a grandma again. Nina Clooney is so excited that she revealed the sexes of her son and wife Amal Clooney’s twins, reports Eonline. “It will be one of each! Yes, a boy

Setback for Trump as US judges reject travel ban

President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit

Eminem returns with new Trump attack

Hip-hop superstar Eminem has returned with a fresh attack on US President Donald Trump, contributing an angry verse on the new album of Big Sean. The lyrics mark the latest political intervention by Eminem, who re-emerged weeks before the November

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