- MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group. Hundreds of civilians poured out of Mosul on foot following the advances, but the vast majority of 750,000 estimated to still be in the city's west remain trapped, and describe deteriorating humanitarian and security conditions.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.
- A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported.Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal.Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the Fort Lauderdale Inter
- Barack Obama may no longer be the U.S. president, but it appears he can still attract a large crowd.
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Ayesha Takia throws subtle shade at her haters in Instagram post
Ayesha Takia, who was subjected to a slew of nasty tweets when her pictures with swollen lips and cheeks hit the internet recently, has hit back at her haters. bollywood Updated: Feb 25, 2017 11:06 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times ...
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- With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, new smartphones are about to start launching in droves. LG, Motorola, HTC and even Nokia are all expected to bring unreleased handsets to the show in Spain this weekend, but if you don't care about having the latest tech or just want to save a few hundred dollars, you might want to check out AT&T's brand new buy one, get one free deal instead.Starting on Friday, February 24th, AT&T is offering customers the chance to buy one of four
- OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):
- By Frank Jack DanielMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall.Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico could respond to any tax the United States were to unilaterally impose on imports from its southern neighbor to finance the wall with levies on select goods, aimed at U.
- OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.
- The sharks reveal who they think is the smartest and who has the biggest heart out of all of them.
- California's governor announced Friday a $437 million plan for flood control and emergency response following a recent crisis in which part of the tallest dam in the United States nearly failed, causing massive evacuations.Almost 200,000 people fled their homes more than a week ago after flooding and increased water levels at the Oroville Dam in northern California prompted authorities to channel excess water down an emergency spillway, which quickly began eroding and created a potentially catas
- VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who died at home while playing a 24-hour video game marathon was part of an online livestreaming community where members sometimes go to extremes to build their audiences, experts say.
- BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.
- MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges.
- The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday.Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said they do not comment on specific cases.
- By Ayesha RascoeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday, representatives of the organizations said.Spicer's off-camera briefing, or "gaggle," replaced the usual televised daily news briefing on Friday in the White House briefing room.Reuters was included in the session, along with about 10 other news organizations, including Bloombe
- It's 2017, which means we're long past the days when your phone should lock you in to one particular carrier. Unfortunately, Google doesn't seem to agree.
A new report from Cellular Insights takes a deep dive into how the Google Pixel XL performs on different networks. According to their testing, 3x Carrier Aggregation -- a feature that combines different LTE bands for blazing-fast speeds -- doesn't work on T-Mobile, but does on Verizon.The end result will be slower speeds for T-Mobile
- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.
- Hamilton wants social media
SILVERSTONE. — Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton urged Formula One's new rulers Liberty Media to bring the sport up to date on Thursday by opening it up to social media. The Mercedes driver is a committed user of social media and came under ...and more »
- Victim may have been tracked via his social media postings
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“It was definitely an elaborate operation, which took months to plan and finally execute,” said a source. And in a way, it was death by social media. Sources said the plotters could possibly have tracked Kim Jong-nam, the exiled half-brother of North ...and more »
- "CNN's reporting was not fake news," Fox News host Shep Smith said on air on Friday. In lieu of a daily press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a closed-door gagglewith reporters, hand-selecting which media organizations had the privilege of attending. CNN, theNew York Times,BuzzFeed, theLos Angeles Times andPolitico were denied access, prompting a flurry of confusion and outrage. While reporters from the Associated Press andTime reportedly boycotted the meeting, the
- WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult.
- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billions of dollars in flood projects have eased fears of levee breaks near California's capital and some other cities, but state and federal workers are joining farmers with tractors in round-the-clock battles this week to stave off any chain-reaction failure of rural levees protecting farms and farm towns.
- By Emily Stephenson and Steve HollandNATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists.Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency,
Trump Administration Weighs Increased Scrutiny Of Refugees' Social Media
As President Trump prepares a new executive order on vetting refugees and immigrants, one idea keeps cropping up: checking the social media accounts of those coming to the U.S.. In fact, such a program was begun under the Obama administration more ...and more »
- ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.
- By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure on Wednesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government's defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said on Friday.Trump is expected to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which expands the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water
- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.
- President Donald Trump's White House barred several major US media outlets from a daily press briefing Friday, raising accusations of favoritism.The White House excluded some outlets that have provided critical coverage like CNN and the New York Times from an off-camera event that replaced the traditional on-camera daily briefing.Much smaller conservative outlets like the One America News Network that have provided favorable coverage did attend.
Hillary Clinton has a special message for people attending the Democratic National Committee meetingAhead of the Democratic National Committee meeting, Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic Party in a video on Twitter. "Let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our party and our country," she said.
- Business 2 Community
Important Tips To Use Instagram To Acquire More Customers For Your Business
Since its release in October 2010 Instagram has become one of the most powerful social platforms, figures show that In December 2016 the photo sharing app had over 600 million active monthly users. This just goes to prove that Instagram is a very ...
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- Not ever one to back down from a fight, it took Uber less than 24 hours to respond to a lawsuit alleging that it misappropriated extremely sensitive and proprietary technical data from Waymo, Google's self-driving car division.In a statement provided to Business Insider, Uber vehemently denies all of the allegations. Not only that, Uber articulates that the lawsuit itself is merely an underhanded and desperate attempt for Waymo to slow down Uber's progress with respect to self-driving car techno
- Witnesses at Austins say patron Adam Purinton was kicked out of the bar for directing racial slurs at two Indian men, also dining at the bar.Mr. Purinton later came back with a gun and told the two men to, “Get out of my country,” before opening fire, according to witness reports.Mr. Grillot said he took cover and began to count the shots to estimate when the shooter would run out of bullets.
- By Irene KlotzCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday.The study marks President Donald Trump's first step in shaping a vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. space agency was
- By Yasmeen AbutalebWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new legislation in the coming weeks.Republicans have yet to agree on a single detailed policy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the signature domestic policy of former Democratic President Barack Obama.One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who receiv
- By Ahmed AbouleneinISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Christian families and students fled Egypt's North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia's Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing.More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province's capital, have al
- Pennsylvania State Police said Aylin Sofia Hernandez and Oscar Hernandez were found on I-99 in State College.
- MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants.
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Lent turns digital: Churches try Facebook Live videos, Instagram ...
For centuries during Lent, Christians have sought to grow closer to God through praying, fasting and giving to the poor.and more »
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Lent turns digital: Churches try Facebook Live videos, Instagram hashtags
For centuries during Lent, Christians have sought to grow closer to God through praying, fasting and giving to the poor. Now they can also mark the 40-day period of penitence that precedes Easter by posting pictures to Instagram, reading a regular ...and more »
How Keeping It Simple Applies to Live Social Media
One of the most rewarding aspects of social media is the interaction you have with consumers. But an in-market, live social media campaign provides a deeper level of instant gratification, in-the-moment results and real-time engagement. Not many ...
- Yahoo Health
Instagram Is Good for People With Insecurities and Depression, Says Study
Great news, Instagram addicts: The photo-sharing platform is good for you if you have insecurities or depression. According to new research from Drexel University, the social media site has become an outlet for people in pain looking for ways to ...and more »
- MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.Releasing a preliminary toxicology report on Kim Jong-Nam's murder at Kuala Lumpur airport, police revealed the poison used by the assassins was the odourless, tasteless and highly toxic VX.The news brought condemnation from South Korea, which slammed the use of the nerve agent as a "blatant
- President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the “fake news.” After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the “dishonest media” falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources.“And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news.It’s fake! Phony! Fake!” Trump said.
- ABC News' MaryAlice Parks talks with DNC chair hopeful Pete Buttigieg and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.
- CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.
- The 2018 Toyota Tundra will become the first pickup truck with automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. Often available only as an option, AEB has been found to cut accidents. Toyota ...
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Excessive Checking Of Social Media And Messages Leads To Stress, Study Finds
Eighty-six percent of adults in the U.S. said they constantly check email, text and social media, according to an American Psychological Association study. CBS New York's Alice Gainer reports that technology could be damaging your mental health. With ...
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