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32 Tweets About Married Life That Will Have You Laughing In Agreement

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:01

“Marital bliss” is an unrealistic standard for any couple, no matter how in love they are. 

Five dead after helicopter crash in New York City

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:45

Three people transported to area hospitals after the crash later died, the New York Fire Department spokesman said. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

Black barbershops can help clients lower blood pressure: study

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:28

Black barbershops are known as places to gather, socialize and get a haircut. When a trained pharmacist met men regularly at their local Los Angeles barbershop, clients were able to significantly lower their blood pressure, said the findings released at the American College of Cardiology conference in Orlando, Florida. If employed on a broad scale, the approach could make major inroads in treating African-American men, a population that is more likely than other races to have high blood pressure --- a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke -- and less likely to be in a doctor's care, researchers said.

Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:01

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities searched the Vienna home Monday of a man who attacked a guard outside the Iranian ambassador's residence and was then fatally shot, but said they still have no information on his motives.

Saudi general 'may have been tortured to death' during Ritz-Carlton crackdown

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:08

A Saudi general may have been tortured to death and several wealthy businessmen were allegedly abused in captivity at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent crackdown on powerful figures in Saudi Arabia, according to a newspaper report. More than 200 businessmen, princes and government officials were detained in November and imprisoned at the luxury hotel in Riyadh in what the Saudi government said was an anti-corruption drive.  According to the New York Times, some of the powerful detainees may have suffered abuse at the hands of their captors as they were coerced into agreements to hand over billions of dollars to the Saudi government in return for their freedom.  Saudi Arabia has dismissed the allegations of abuse as “absolutely untrue”.  The most dramatic accusation involves Major General Ali al-Qahtani, an aide to a senior Saudi prince seen as a potential rival to the 32-year-old Prince Mohammed, who died in government custody in mid-December.  The report was published shortly before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in the US for meetings with the Trump administration Credit: AFP PHOTO / Saudi Royal Palace / BANDAR AL-JALOUD Sources told the newspaper that the general’s “neck was twisted unnaturally as though it had been broken” and that his body had burn marks which appeared to be the result of electric shocks.  General Qahtani was taken to hospital in November but was reportedly returned to his interrogation after being seen by doctors. The government has not offered an official explanation for how he died.  The general’s death had been widely reported in Arab and Iranian media previously but not in detail. The US report comes shortly before Prince Mohammed, known by his initials “MBS”, is due in Washington for meetings with the Trump administration.  General Qahtani was an aide to Prince Turki bin Abdullah, a former governor of Riyadh who is from a rival line of the Saudi royal family to Prince Mohammed. Prince Turki was himself detained during the November crackdown on allegations of corruption. He was eventually released. The rise of MBS A further 16 detainees were allegedly left in need of medical treatment after their abuse. Some reportedly told family members they had been beaten, deprived of sleep, or interrogated with hoods over their heads.  “All allegations of abuse and torture of those investigated during the anti-corruption proceedings are absolutely untrue,” a Saudi official said.

EU has not tired of helping Ukraine: foreign policy chief

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:05

By Alessandra Prentice and Olena Vasina KIEV (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday there was "no fatigue" on the part of the EU towards Ukraine, as demonstrated by its extension of sanctions on Russia and financial aid for Kiev. On a visit to Ukraine, Mogherini signaled strong support but also urged authorities to do more to fight corruption and to set up an anti-corruption court in line with the recommendations of the Venice Commission, a rights watchdog. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, addressing a business forum later, expressed confidence a compromise could be found over the anti-corruption court that would satisfy both the Venice Commission and be in line with Ukrainian law.

Helicopter crashes in NYC's East River, 5 passengers dead

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:12

NEW YORK (AP) — A private charter helicopter hired for a photo shoot crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing all five passengers aboard, officials said.

Putin says he approved plan to shoot down plane in 2014

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:16

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a new documentary that he approved of a plan to shoot down a hijacked passenger jet four years ago.

Police probe killing of N.Y. nursing student

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:38

"Authorities in upstate New York are investigating the death of a Binghamton University nursing student. Police say that 22-year-old Haley Anderson, of Westbury, Long Island, was found dead at an off-campus residence on Friday. Her death has many in her hometown shocked and desperate for answers."

Afghan forces retake district offices from Taliban; 8 killed

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:35

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces recaptured a district headquarters in western Farah province on Monday, just hours after the Taliban overrun the police and administrative offices, killing eight policemen, a spokesman said.

Bangladesh aircraft crashes in Kathmandu

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:15

A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued.

Some facts about Pope Francis at the 5-year mark

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 06:45

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In five years, the world has gotten to know Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina who was so self-deprecating that when he emerged on the loggia of St. Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013, as Pope Francis, he quipped that his brother cardinals had to search to the "end of the Earth" to find a new leader.

Myanmar Is Building Military Bases on Torched Rohingya Villages, Rights Group Says

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:49

Amnesty International called the construction a "land grab on a dramatic scale"

GSK wins new reprieve as Hikma's generic Advair delayed again

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:43

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has won a further reprieve for its blockbuster Advair lung drug after U.S. regulators insisted Hikma Pharmaceuticals conduct a further clinical study evaluating its generic version of the drug. The Jordan-based firm said on Monday it expected to submit a response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with new clinical data in 2019. Hikma's partner on the project, Vectura , said this meant a potential approval and launch of the generic inhaled medication could come in 2020 if all goes well.

'More Opposition in Mao's Time.' Why China's Xi Jinping May Have to Rule for Life

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 03:51

After ruthlessly purging all opposition and centralizing power, Chinese President Xi Jinping risks a lot if he ever steps down himself

The Latest: All 5 passengers killed in NYC helicopter crash

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:58

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in New York City (all times local):

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:10

Bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday. Musk, the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX, said the company's interplanetary ship could begin test flights as soon as next year. There is "some probability" that there will be another Dark Ages, "particularly if there is a third world war," Musk said at the SXSW conference.

Putin: Russia's post-Soviet tsar

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:37

Vladimir Putin, who is set to extend his long rule to 2024 in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, has stamped his total authority in Russia, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow's lost might abroad. The 65-year-old former KGB officer has reimposed the Kremlin's grip over society since taking power 18 years ago after a lawless but relatively free decade following the demise of the USSR. On the international stage, he has outlasted three US presidents to become one of the globe's undisputed strongmen, thrusting Moscow into a new rivalry with the West by snatching Crimea from Ukraine and launching a pivotal intervention in Syria.

Tesla paused Model 3 production for planned upgrade in February

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:10

Tesla Inc temporarily suspended production of its Model 3 electric car from February 20-24 for planned work to adjust equipment in order to improve automation and increase production rates. Tesla said the planned pause was normal and common for increases in output when a company is ramping up a new product. Last month, Tesla said in a shareholder note that it continues to target weekly Model 3 production rates of 2,500 by the end of the first quarter and 5,000 by the end of the second quarter.

Hong Kong democratic opposition fails to regain veto power in legislature

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:09

By Venus Wu and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp failed on Monday to regain some veto power in the city's legislature in a pivotal by-election, struggling to draw what they hoped would be protest votes against creeping control from Communist Party rulers in Beijing. The democrats won only two of four seats up for grabs, with the opposition now left one seat short from having the power to block most bills in the 70-seat legislative chamber. The by-election marked the first time the democratic camp has lost its long standing veto power via the ballot box, raising fresh questions over the future of the struggle for democracy and autonomy in the freest city in greater China.


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