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Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway

The Clinton campaign considers Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina the most-promising targets for its early-voting program, which has emerged as an increasingly important tool in a campaign's arsenal. Clinton pointed out a 103 year old woman who had come to the rally, and was ready to cast her ballot. Trump and Clinton meet again on the debate stage in 10 days, this time in St. Read More »

Yah-oof: 500M+ Yahoo user details stolen in huge hack

The internet giants said that information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers had been stolen. Spokespeople with Yahoo! said they've begun sending out notifications to users whom they believe were hacked, as well as users who haven't changed their passwords in a long time. Read More »

Wall Street rally continues after Fed rate decision


The decision caused bond prices to rise and the US dollar to fall against other major currencies, which in turn help boost commodity prices since they are priced in dollars. Goldman Sachs said its U.S. economics team assigns a cumulative 65% probability to a rate hike by the 14 December FOMC meeting, which is roughly the same as implied by fed fund futures. Read More »

Charlotte ends curfew imposed after man shot by police

As well, Kaepernick said that because of that he has received plenty of death threats and said he would not alarm the security staff but assured that if something were to happen to him that would be the reason. T.J. Clemmings played very well in his first career start at left tackle. Ultimately, Rivera continued to circle back to what the offense did in the first half. Read More »

'Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids' Trailer Reveals Joyous Netflix Documentary


Netflix has released the poster and trailer for the upcoming concert film, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids . His guest appearances on the late-night sketch comedy "Saturday Night Live" have won him four Emmys: two for Best Comedy Guest Actor (2009 and 2011) and two for Best Music and Lyrics ("Dick in a Box" in 2007, " Justin Timberlake Monologue" in 2011). Read More »

MTV Brings Back 'TRL' for Millennial Voter Registration Drive


Ty Dolla $ign will be performing music from his Campaign mixtape, and Joss Whedon (who released this important and hilar get-out-the-vote ad ) and Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony (who recently published this important essay on immigration) will be making appearances, as will Kendall Jenner and other celebrities. Read More »

Disney Evaluating Possible Bid for Twitter

The list of potential Twitter acquirers continues to grow. Yet younger audiences have for years been abandoning cable for services like Snapchat, YouTube, and other forms of social and online media. all of which may quickly reverse if Disney were to come out with an official statement denying the whole thing. James Cakmak, an analyst at Monness Crespi Hardt & Co. Read More »

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business


But the $15 billion (nearly Rs 99,791.25 crore) purchase of Hospira a year ago has bolstered Pfizer's wide array of generics, which the company calls "essential products". Investors were expecting the company to step back from the split, Sanford Bernstein analyst Tim Anderson said in a research note. Pfizer began openly planning for a possible split in early 2014, saying it would track the two divisions' progress for three years before reaching a decision. Read More »

French President to visit Calais amid migration row

Hollande called on Britain - where numerous refugees ultimately want to go - to play its part in managing the situation at the camp, which holds between 7,000 and 10,000 people. Reports said that the wall , which will be completed by the end of this year, will cost the government an estimated 1.9 million pounds (nearly $2.5 million). Read More »

Two tropical storms churn in Atlantic


Despite the plethora of named storms, overall this has been another gentle season for the US mainland. The Southeast will see minimal effects from the storm over the weekend. Tropical moisture will be surging inland today as a trough of low pressure, or tropical wave, moves westward across the Gulf of Mexico. Still, we will have a few showers and storms around both days, but they will be widely scattered. Read More »

Company aims to restart gasoline pipeline Wednesday evening

In the meantime, he said many gas stations are running out of fuel because people are topping off their tanks or filling up more often. US largest gasoline pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, is set to restart its main shipping route today, easing a almost two-week supply disruption to the East Coast, after shutting down its Line 1 due to a leak in Alabama, Kallanish Energy reports. Read More »

Salesforce and Google eyeing Twitter acquisition

News of the potential buyout sent shares in Twitter soaring by as much as 20 per cent as investors clearly see this as the best way for the company to escape its current woes. Like Facebook, Twitter is moving into the live video space hoping that that will lure ad dollars. It added three million users, just 1% up on the first quarter. Read More »

Global stocks rise after Fed, Japan leave rates unchanged

There were also some gyrations in currency markets, with the Fed decision pushing the United States dollar down against its global peers. Real estate companies rose as investors, comfortable that interest rates would remain low, looked for income. Read More »

Three-year-old girl among 8 injured in Baltimore shooting

Police said Colvin drove a vehicle toward the officer, who then fired his service weapon. They said she and her father were off to the side of the other people who were hit on Preston Street, and the girl was considered to be an unintended target. Read More »

Most voters 'frustrated,' 'disgusted' with 2016 election


Pew found, from more than 4,000 interviews conducted online and by mail, that the "main reason" supporters of both candidates were voting for their candidate was because "he is not Clinton", and "she is not Trump". How can it be that supporters could think someone was like a "temperamental child", who would "embarrass" the country, and who they flat "don't like", but still vote for them? Mr. Read More »

Oil prices rise on reported US crude stock draw, firm Japan imports

Brent crude futures were at $46.59 per barrel at 0301 GMT, up 82 cents, or 1.8 percent, from their previous settlement. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose $1.29, or 2.9 percent, to settle at $45.34. CMC Markets Singapore analyst Margaret Yang said traders are also "waiting for this week's (US) crude inventory data to find clues of any changes of the supply-demand relationship". Read More »

Team North America offers silver lining for USA Hockey

Even McDavid said he'd prefer to play for Team Canada next time around, even though he'd be under 24 if the next World Cup is in 2020 and would qualify for a North American team in the existing framework. Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews may never again line up together wearing the same colours, but if head coach Todd McLellan has his way the concept of Team North America will live on at the World Cup of Hockey. Read More »

Charter renewal requires transparent BBC


The move by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley is significantly tougher than that of predecessor John Whittingdale, who put forwards proposals for a £450,000 trigger. BBC NI said yesterday: "The director of BBC Northern Ireland's salary has been made publicly available for several years". We will always provide expert insight into the long-term technology issues facing the industry- TV and its distribution are being democratised and the interests of Consumers and the industry in many ways are ... Read More »

Snapchat changes name to Snap Inc., debuts 'Spectacles'

The wearer can tap a button on the hinge to record video of up to 10 seconds using the wide-angle lens on the glasses, which is transmitted wirelessly to a smartphone. Circular video plays full screen on any device, in any orientation, and captures the human perspective with a 115 degree field of view. This is the company's first venture into the hardware market which is why Snapchat has now re-branded itself as Snap, Inc . Read More »

Stocks gain moderately as oil, commodity prices rise

Another central bank struggling with too-low inflation is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and it renewed a pledge to lower rates again on Thursday even as much of the domestic economy is growing briskly. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in August, with core prices up 0.3 percent. The Australian dollar has climbed to a two-week high against the green back, as the US dollar weakened on the US Fed's decision. Read More »

Note 2 emits smoke aboard aircraft, Samsung officials summoned

In a statement, Samsung said, "We are aware of an incident involving one of our devices". Friday's incident on a Singapore-Chennai flight operated by the no-frills airline is bad news for Samsung, which is hit by the worldwide recall of its newest model, Galaxy Note 7, following reports of the phone catching fire. Read More »

More Iowa cities mobilizing for flooding along Cedar River

The weather service says more rain could change forecasts, and local officials say at least moderate flooding seems a certainty. The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a Flood Warning for the Iowa River at Columbus Junction until further notice. Read More »

Tesla sues MI, challenges law requiring dealer sales


Tesla says the MI law violates its constitutional right to due process and equal protection, as well as restricting interstate commerce. Tesla says it will "fight for the rights of MI consumers to be able to choose how they buy cars in MI". Read More »