Google
Extremely cheap hosting starting at $7.95 a month
Save $20 off with the promo code: "20BUCKSOFF"


Brexit could make Britain highly attractive, says Axel Springer chief

Axel Springer CEO Doepfner awaits start of annual news conference in BerlinBrexit will be more painful for the rest of Europe than for Britain which could emerge stronger and better off than its European neighbours, Mathias Doepfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, told the Financial Times. Doepfner, head of one of Europe's largest media companies, said Britain was bound to experience short-term pain as a consequence of its June 23 vote to quit the EU. Doepfner said he saw Britain moving towards a "more free market-oriented model, while Europe is step by step transforming into a transfer union" where funds were being channelled from successful states to the struggling ones.



more

WHY IT MATTERS: Social Security

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That?s nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. But at that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits. Unless Congress acts, millions of people on fixed incomes would get an automatic 21 percent cut in benefits. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? THE ISSUE: More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That's nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. But at that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits. Unless Congress acts, millions of people on fixed incomes would get an automatic 21 percent cut in benefits.



more

Falcons offense keeps building steam in 45-32 win vs. Saints

Trevor Coleman (26), de los Falcons de Atlanta, celebra luego de anotar en el encuentro del lunes 26 de septiembre de 2016, ante los Saints de Nueva Orleáns (AP Foto/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? For all of Dan Quinn's background as a defensive specialist, the Atlanta Falcons' second-year coach is fielding an offense about as good as anyone right now.



more

Global stocks up as traders follow US presidential debate

Global stocks up as traders follow US presidential debateGlobal stock markets were higher Tuesday as traders followed the U.S. presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC-40 rose 1.5 ...



more

Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, after giving a speech on nuclear weapons. Carter says the Pentagon is committed to correcting what he calls decades of shortchanging its nuclear forces. Carter spoke Monday at a nuclear missile and bomber base in Minot. He says $108 billion is earmarked for sustaining and improving the forces over the next five years. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.



more

Air France workers on trial over ripping off bosses' shirts

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Air France director of Human Resources Xavier Broseta, right, and Air France assistant director of long-haul flights Pierre Plissonnier, center, are protected by a police officer as they flee Air France headquarters at Roissy Airport, north of Paris, France, after scuffles with union activists. A group of former Air France workers is going on trial for allegedly taking part in violence that erupted during a union protest last year at the airline?s headquarters and left two executives fleeing over a fence with their shirts ripped off. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)BOBIGNY, France (AP) ? Fifteen current and former Air France workers went on trial Tuesday for alleged violence during a union protest last year at the airline's headquarters that saw two company executives flee over a fence with their shirts ripped off.



more

AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) ? The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.
more

DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
more

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the signing of the historic peace agreement in CartagenaColombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologized to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war. In an emotional open-air ceremony, President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the communist rebels into the political sphere after signing the accord with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez. "We are being reborn to launch a new era of reconciliation and of building peace," Timochenko said.



more

Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate

Moderator Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, asks a question of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)NEW YORK (AP) ? After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator.



more

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate

Chinese students watch live broadcasting of the U.S. presidential debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, at a cafe in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump:



more

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debateDonald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail ...



more

Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)She was at her best. He was not at his worst. Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided ...



more

ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi appears at the International Criminal Court in The HagueBy Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised for the damage he caused in Timbuktu.     It is the first case at the International Criminal Court focusing on cultural destruction as a war crime.     During a two-day trial in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites.     As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and the defence requested a sentence of between 9 and 11 years in prison. Prosecutors say he led a group of religious police using pick-axes and crowbars to destroy nine mausoleums and the door of a mosque, and at times took part himself.     Most of the sites dated from Mali's 14th-century golden age as a trading hub and centre of Sufi Islam, a branch of the religion seen as idolatrous by some hardline Muslim groups.



more

Trial opens in Pakistan over murder of British woman

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, a Pakistani police officer escorts father Mohammad Shahid, right, and ex-husband Mohammad Shakeel of slain British-Pakistani woman Samia Shahid to a court in Jhelum, Pakistan. A defense lawyer says Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 that Pakistani court has opened the trial against the father and ex-husband of a British woman over her alleged rape and murder in the name of so-called honor. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)ISLAMABAD (AP) ? A Pakistani court on Tuesday opened the trial against the father and ex-husband of a British woman over her alleged rape and murder in the name of so-called honor.



more

New SAT exam taken by nearly 1.4 M students, no scores yet

WASHINGTON (AP) ? No score results yet, but students didn't seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam.
more

Marilyn Monroe's dresses, notes, checkbook seen before sale

Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien's Auctions, holds a photograph of actress Marilyn Monroe at age 2 during an exhibition of Monroe's personal effects in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Clothing, handwritten notes, and dozens of other personal items that the iconic actress left to a friend and mentor were in Beijing on Tuesday for a private viewing by Chinese collectors before being auctioned in Los Angeles in November. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)BEIJING (AP) ? Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Some Like It Hot." Handwritten notes and letters expressing the Hollywood icon's inner thoughts and, at times, despair.



more

Parting shots: He hits her on stamina; she pounces in retort

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) ? It was the opening Hillary Clinton had been waiting for all night.



more

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.



more

Russia says Syrian foreign minister is invited to visit: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria's Foreign Minister has an open invitation to visit Russia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted by RIA news agency as saying on Tuesday. "(Walid) al-Muallem has an open invitation to Moscow, he is always welcome," RIA quoted Bogdanov as saying. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova)
more

ADB says developing Asian economies are holding steady

ADB says developing Asian economies are holding steadyDeveloping economies in Asia are holding steady and will grow at the earlier forecast rate of 5.7 percent this year and next, buoyed by resilience in the region's two largest economies, China and India, ...



more

Vietnamese fishermen sue Taiwan steel firm over fish deaths

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Vietnamese activists shout slogans and hold placards reading ''Destroying the environment is killing, "left, and ''Return clean seawater to us'' during a protest to urge Formosa Plastics Group to take responsibilities for the cleanup in Vietnam, in Taipei, Taiwan. Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)HANOI, Vietnam (AP) ? Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday.



more

Somalia's delayed parliamentary poll to start Oct. 23, presidential Nov. 30

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia will hold its postponed parliamentary elections between Oct 23 and Nov 10, the chairman of the electoral commission said, after the vote was delayed for a second time due to disputes over the selection process. Voting for the 275-seat parliament was due to begin this weekend but candidate lists had not been finalised, Omar Mohamed Abdulle told a press conference late on Monday. Presidential elections will be held on Nov. 30, and a parliamentary speaker and the upper house of the legislature will be chosen on Nov. 23, he said.
more

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Donald Trump after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on September 26, 2016Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot. With six weeks until election day and polls showing a virtual dead heat, Clinton repeatedly questioned her rival's fitness to serve in the Oval Office. Before an anticipated television audience of up to 100 million, Clinton painted the celebrity real estate mogul as fatally out of touch and willing to say "crazy things" to get elected.



more

Protest vote closes Asian football congress in just 20 minutes

AFC members hold up 'NO' voting cards during the AFC Extraordinary Congress in GoaAn Asian football congress to elect representatives to the FIFA Council closed after just 20 minutes on Tuesday after members rejected the agenda in protest at a Qatari official being barred from the poll. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa said it was "probably the shortest congress" he had ever chaired. Now my final task is to declare the extraordinary congress closed," said the Bahraini, before heading into an AFC executive committee committee.



more

Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

Audience members show support for speakers at the Charlotte City Council during time for public comments, mainly concerning last week's Scott shooting, at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.



more

LEADING OFF: Red Sox can clinch as Papi begins Bronx goodbye

Boston Red Sox?s David Ortiz follows through on a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



more

At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for teamNBA players aren't just worried about their teams as they start a new season. They're concerned for their country. The usual basketball clichés that dominate media days gave way to serious talk about social ...



more

Turkey issues warrants for 121 people linked to Gulen

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 121 people as part of an ongoing investigation into the July 15 failed coup.
more

Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs

Patients queue for anti-tuberculosis drugs at the Blue house clinic in Nairobi KenyaBy Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 - the first country in the world to do so. Some 155,000 children with TB are set to benefit across 18 countries that have already ordered the new medicines and are preparing to roll them out, starting with Kenya, according to the TB Alliance campaign group that oversaw their development. "Now, with the appropriate treatments, we can make rapid progress in finding and treating children with TB so we can achieve a TB free generation," Kenya's health minister Cleopa Mailu said in a statement on Tuesday.



more

AP Interview: LeBron says "a personal goal" to match Jordan

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James prepares for a photoshoot during the NBA basketballteam's media day, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) ? Now that LeBron James has won a championship for the ages, he's set a loftier goal:



more

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at sceneA disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before ...



more

Samsung recovers over 60 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S.

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in SeoulSamsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it has got back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis. In a statement, Samsung said it was focused on replacing all affected devices "as quickly and efficiently" as possible and reiterated its request that customers affected by the current recall should power off their device and turn them in. The world's top smartphone maker announced on Sept. 2 a global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets due to faulty batteries causing some phones to catch fire.



more

Australia softens 'backpacker tax' after outcry

Some 600,000 backpackers travel to Australia every year, many of them finding work picking fruitAustralia on Tuesday watered down plans for a "backpacker tax" on foreigners on working holidays, after an outcry from farmers and tourism operators. Some 600,000 backpackers travel to Australia every year, many of them finding work picking fruit, and farmers had complained bitterly that the tax could affect labour supply at harvest time. "We recognise absolutely the important part that backpackers play in the overall tourism industry," Treasurer Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra.



more

U.S. Labor Department launches review of all Wells Fargo complaints

A Wells Fargo Bank is shown in Charlotte, North CarolinaBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years. Perez's announcement, outlined in a Sept. 26 letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, comes after Warren and other Democrats asked the Labor Department last week to launch a probe into possible wage and working-hour law violations involving Wells Fargo tellers and sales representatives who may have stayed late to meet sales quotas.



more

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific region -- including China, Malaysia and Vietnam -- are the hardest hit by air pollution, according to the World Health OrganizationNine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us extremely concerned," Maria Neira, the head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, told reporters. "It is a public health emergency," she said.



more

Five children die in Guam house fire

Five children were killed in a house fire in Guam late on September 26, 2016, in a blaze described as probably the most deadly in the US Pacific territory's historyFive children were killed in a house fire in Guam, officials said on Tuesday, describing the blaze as probably the most deadly in the US Pacific territory's history. The fire broke out late Monday night in a timber and wood house at Yigo, in the island's north, the Guam Fire Department said. Five young lives were lost to a structure fire in Yigo," the department said on its Facebook page.



more

Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack

Arcan Cetin is escorted into Skagit County District Court by Skagit County's Sheriff's Deputies on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Cetin is being held under a magistrate's warrant which will give Skagit County prosecutors 30 days to file charges in relation to the Cascade Mall shooting that took place on Friday evening. Five people were killed in the shooting, and Cetin is being held on a $2 million bail. (Brandy Shreve/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) ? A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym.



more

U-turn as New Zealand rugby teen star axed over assault

After initially supporting winger Losi Filipo, New Zealand rugby administrators performed a U-turn following a heated reaction that even saw Prime Minister John Key drawn into the debateNew Zealand rugby officials on Tuesday terminated the contract of a teenage star who viciously assaulted four people including two women, following a public outcry after he escaped conviction. After initially supporting winger Losi Filipo, rugby administrators performed a U-turn following a heated reaction that even saw Prime Minister John Key drawn into the debate. Filipo, 18, dodged conviction because a judge said he did not want to derail his career, sparking accusations the court system in rugby-mad New Zealand gives sports stars special treatment.



more

Asia stocks, Mexico peso bounce as markets score one for Clinton

Men are refelcted in a screen displaying market indices outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares recovered from an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. Markets have tended to see Clinton as the candidate of the status quo, while few are sure what a Trump presidency might mean for U.S. foreign policy, international trade deals or the domestic economy. Opinion polls have shown the two candidates in a very tight race, with the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling showing Clinton ahead by 4 percentage points, with 41 percent of likely voters.



more