Monthly Archives: February 2017

Two hurt in French police gun accident at Hollande event

A French policeman accidentally fired his weapon Tuesday, slightly injuring two people at an event where President Francois Hollande was speaking in southwestern France. Hollande was inaugurating part of a high-speed rail line in Villognon, in the Charente region, when … Continue reading

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New accident hits Rio's carnival party

The glittering revelry of Rio de Janeiro’s carnival descended into mayhem again on Tuesday when a freak accident struck a float for the second time in two nights. Twelve people were injured when the top level of an elaborate three-story … Continue reading

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The startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, from the Jay Monahan Center about a new study by the American … Continue reading

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The 5 highest capacity microSD cards you can get right now on Amazon

Storage is like money when it comes to smartphones and other mobile devices — you can never, ever have enough. This rings especially true these days since some vendors have stopped offering different storage tiers altogether, instead tasking users with … Continue reading

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Resistance Report: Democratic guests at Trump speech a rebuke to his policies

The president and members of Congress are picking guests who highlight their policy views for tonight’s presidential address to a joint session of Congress, reports Yahoo News’ Chris Wilson: “The White House announced that six guests would be joining first … Continue reading

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German automakers top U.S. magazine brand rankings

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – German automakers dominated Consumer Reports’ annual ranking of automotive brands released on Tuesday, with Volkswagen AG’s Audi leading the pack, while U.S. brands continued to lag despite gains for many. Jake Fisher, director of … Continue reading

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Used Cars to Avoid Buying

These 2007-16 models—listed alphabetically by make and model—have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability for the model years shown. We recommend skipping all of them.  Use the p… Original story here.

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Mosul caught in 'strange and terrifying' battle as Islamic State foreign soldiers fight to the end

By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul. Above ground, soldiers from Iraq’s … Continue reading

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At least 160 killed in clashes on Myanmar-China border: army

At least 160 people have died in three months of clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar’s Shan state, a senior army official said Tuesday, amid efforts to revive flagging peace talks. More than 20,000 people have … Continue reading

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Israel evicts settlers in West Bank

Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra, following a Supreme Court decision that ruled they were built on private Palestinian land. Dozens of settlers and their supporters were protesting on the rooftops as military … Continue reading

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US Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise: Here Are the Numbers to Know

The rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States continues to rise, with a particularly sharp spike in heroin-related deaths in recent years, according to a new report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that … Continue reading

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NASA reacts to SpaceX’s plan to launch rich people into space

As the space industry gradually moves from government-run programs to the commercial sector we knew there would come a day when the first paying customer was launched into space simply because they wanted to do it. Yesterday, SpaceX announced that … Continue reading

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Thousands of French people want Barack Obama to be their next president

More than 40,000 people have signed a spoof petition calling for Barack Obama to be the next president of France. SEE ALSO: Obama and Richard Branson fought over kitesurfing and we're never getting him back As France prepares for its … Continue reading

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Philippine president apologizes to Germany for hostage death

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Germany on Tuesday for failing to save a German hostage, who was beheaded by Muslim militants, and said a massive offensive backed by fighter jets against the extremists was underway. … Continue reading

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Chinese tech giant eyes global market with custom chip

Chinese technology giant Xiaomi on Tuesday unveiled an in-house processor, setting its sights on a top-tier global market long dominated by American companies. With the launch of its Surge S1 chipset, Xiaomi joins a rarified group of smartphone manufacturers with … Continue reading

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