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Focus-Based Mach 1 Electric SUV Report Might’ve Been Inaccurate

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:32

The plot thickens. Sort of.

Charity Won't Go By Name Of Kanye West's Mom After Kim Kardashian Tweets

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:05

Kim Kardashian West rose to the defense of her husband, Kanye West, on Twitter

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized with Low Blood Pressure and Fatigue

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 16:25

Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital on Sunday

U.S. proposes U.N. sanctions against six senior South Sudan officials: draft

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 15:19

The United States has proposed the U.N. Security Council impose sanctions against several South Sudanese ministers and officials, accusing them of obstructing peace efforts and blocking humanitarian assistance to civilians, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Sunday. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass. The council sanctioned several senior South Sudanese officials on both sides of the conflict in 2015, but a U.S. bid to impose an arms embargo in December 2016 failed.

Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 15:19

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 26 about the release of an American jailed in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. government had imposed sanctions on Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. It has not.

Commemorating veterans over Memorial Day weekend

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 14:10

On Memorial Day weekend, towns and cities across the United States and around the world, commemorate veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made.

Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to Alberto

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 14:07

Exxon Mobil Corp evacuated non-essential workers from the Lena production platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto, the company said on Sunday. Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp shut production on platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico due to Alberto and evacuated workers from those sites, the companies said. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Alberto was transitioning to a tropical cyclone as its circulation became more focused around a central core located 135 miles (220 km) west of Tampa, Florida, with 50 mile per hour winds (85 kph).

The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 13:48

The Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations.  SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled "Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout," Hogg tweeted on Tuesday in his call to arms to boycott Publix.  Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout. That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly. Publix is supporting the inaction after pulse, strozier, Douglas, liberty city. Don’t support an NRA sellout — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018 Just a few days later on May 25, students — in partnership with an organization birthed out of the Parkland shooting, Change The Ref — led the protests in Coral Springs, Florida inside and outside the store, with chalk outlines in the parking lot to commemorate the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Early this morning @davidhogg111 teamed up with @ChangeTheRef to create an art instillation outside of @publix in protest of the corporation and their support of Adam Putnam. 17 chalk outlines in multiple parking spots were drawn and wrapped in caution tape. #msd #neveragain pic.twitter.com/043cC2o6kA — Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 25, 2018 Inside, people staged a "die-in," lying on the floor of two local Publix stores on Friday. Additionally, Hogg put out a call for 12-minute die-in's to occur in various locations that afternoon as well.  Together we can do anything. Together the young people will win by choosing love. pic.twitter.com/TRrfTJL2Wb — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018 Guac’s parents Manuel and Patricia lied down together at “die in “ protest to Publix’s contributions to pro-NRA Adam Putnam’s campaign #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/dYZSd6u9M7 — Change the Ref (@ChangeTheRef) May 25, 2018 The action worked, and Publix released a statement announcing that its donations to political candidates would cease.  "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community," the statement read, according to Tampa Bay Times. "We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve." The corporation and its leaders have donated $670,000 to Putnam specifically over three years, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. Hogg is also asking Publix to donate $1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, though it's not clear if that's going to happen. I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again. — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018 WATCH: These celebs brought their star power to March for Our Lives

High school valedictorian addresses grads through bullhorn following speech ban

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 13:31

Christian Bales gave his graduation speech through a bullhorn outside the commencement venue after his school ruled his address too political to be given from the stage.

Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 12:42

NEW YORK (AP) — At least in the court of public opinion, the prosecutor leading a rape case against Harvey Weinstein may have more to prove than the charges alone.

Spain saves over 500 migrants at sea

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 12:33

Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it had rescued 532 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from north Africa this weekend. Rescue boats intercepted 239 migrants travelling in eight small boats off Spain's southern coast on Sunday, a day after 293 migrants were pulled from nine vessels. Three of the boats sank on Sunday right after the migrants were plucked from them due to their "poor state", the maritime service said in a Twitter message.

London introduces contactless payments for buskers

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 12:07

London is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday as he unveiled a partnership with tech company iZettle. Under the "Busk in London" programme, street musicians in the British capital will be able to accept non-cash payments with contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.

Summer in the city — New York City's parks in 1978

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 12:07

An exhibit of 65 images from 1978 offers a colorful glimpse into the history of New York City's parks.

Nicki Minaj Has Relationship Advice For You: 'Queen, Know Your Worth'

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:51

Sit down, because Nicki Minaj has a lot to tell you about relationships and

Palestinian president could leave hospital soon: source

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:47

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas could leave hospital soon after a week of treatment for pneumonia, a source close to him said on Sunday. The hospital director however said no date had been set for his discharge. A Palestinian official and a medical source earlier said Abbas could be released from hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Alberto, first named storm of the season, threatens Gulf Coast

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:39

Residents along the Gulf Coast are preparing for Alberto, which is expected to dump up to a foot of rain across parts of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. All three states have declared states of emergency.

Thousands square off in Berlin far-right rally and counter demos

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:25

Thousands of demonstrators for and against the far-right faced off in mass rival rallies in Berlin on Sunday, where calls of "We are the people" were countered with "Go away, Nazis" and techno beats. Police, who were out in force to keep the groups apart, said the march organised by the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) drew over 5,000 supporters while the counter-demonstrators numbered more than 25,000. The rallies passed off largely peacefully, although Berlin police said on Twitter that they had to use pepper spray to stop "demonstrators from trying to break down barriers" at one square.

BMW i8 Roadster First Edition Handover Event Had 18 Cars

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 10:00

The first 18 out of 200 hybrid roadsters roll out of Munich.

Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 09:43

Russian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday. After the collapse of its so-called "caliphate" last year, IS now only holds tiny pockets of Syria, mainly in the vast desert stretching to its eastern border. The deadliest was on Wednesday, when IS targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria

Top Stories - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 09:00

MOSCOW (AP) — A clash with "terrorists" in eastern Syria killed four Russian soldiers and wounded others, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.


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