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    U.S. carrier barred from entering Hong Kong port

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – (CNN) China has denied a U.S. aircraft carrier entry into a Hong Kong port, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban. “We were recently informed that a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group, including the USS John C. Stennis and accompanying vessels, to Hong Kong was denied,” he said. “We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the (command ship) USS […]

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    Allison Janney revives ‘West Wing’ character C.J. Cregg during White House press briefing

    WASHINGTON — Former “West Wing” star Allison Janney made a surprise appearance at the White House press briefing Friday. “Josh is out today, I believe he has a root canal, but let’s be honest, I’m better at this anyway,” Janney joked, though if it was unclear if she was referencing White House press secretary Josh Earnest or fictional “West Wing” character Josh Lyman. Janney, who was famous for playing White House press secretary C.J. Cregg on the NBC drama, entered […]

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    Several arrested after California Trump rally turns violent

    COSTA MESA, Calif. — Scores of protesters took to the streets Thursday night outside a Donald Trump campaign event here, drawing out police officers in riot and tactical gear and on horseback who sought to disperse the crowd. The crowd gathered in the streets outside the OC Fair & Event Center as Trump addressed several thousand supporters at the Center’s amphitheater. At least one police car was damaged and several scuffles broke out amid the hectic scene. Protesters blocked a […]

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    4 female University of Georgia students killed in tragic crash

    ATHENS, Ga. — The four University of Georgia students that were killed following a two-vehicle crash in Oconee County Wednesday night have been identified. The crash happened at about 9 p.m. on Highway 15, near Watkinsville, according to WGCL. The accident scene is about 14 miles south of Athens. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, five female students from the University of Georgia were headed northbound when they crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle. Three of […]

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    John Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

    WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” in a withering interview at Stanford University published Thursday. In it, he repeated many of the same attacks he used last month while calling on his successor, Paul Ryan, to seek the Republican nomination. “Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told Stanford’s David Kennedy, a history professor emeritus, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with […]

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    3 suspended after 16-year-old girl beaten to death in high school bathroom

    WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware school officials say three students have been indefinitely suspended following the death of 16-year-old girl in a bathroom fight last Thursday. The three students from Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, were questioned by police after the fight and “have not been back in school since the incident,” New Castle School District spokeswoman Kathy Demarest told CNN. Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings was part of a Town Hall of parents and teachers Monday night, […]

  • NASA scientists have created a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the deadliest animal on the planet, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

    NASA maps Zika’s potential spread in the U.S.

    Houston, we have a problem. It’s a Zika-carrying mosquito. OK, nobody in space is saying that. But it is true that NASA scientists have created a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the deadliest animal on the planet, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. The blood-sucking females are responsible for the spread of dangerous diseases such as yellow and dengue fevers, chikungunya and now Zika. The researchers focused their analysis on 50 cities within or near to the currently […]

  • Bernie Sanders looked to the Republicans Monday night at Cleveland State University for a hand up on his answer to the attacks in Paris and ISIS and he found it.

    Bernie Sanders laying off ‘hundreds’ of campaign staffers

    Bernie Sanders’ campaign is downsizing its field staff, as well as some advance and other workers, an adviser told CNN Wednesday afternoon. The decision follows a bad night for Sanders, in which he lost four out of five East Coast states that voted on Tuesday. Sanders announced the layoffs in an interview with The New York Times. “It will be hundreds of staff members,” Sanders told the Times. “We have had a very large staff, which was designed to deal […]

  • Barcelona Cabs Strike Against Uber Taxi App

    Always making your Uber driver wait? Get ready for a new late fee

    NEW YORK — Uber wants passengers to show up or pay up. The on-demand car service app says it’s testing a new program in certain locations where customers will be charged a fee if the driver is still waiting two minutes after the arriving at the pickup location. Uber had been giving passengers a five minute window. So if you’re about to get into an Uber and you’re seven minutes late, you’ll be charged an extra five minutes for the […]

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    Apple’s iPhone sales sink for the first time ever

    NEW YORK — Apple just announced its worst quarter in over a decade. On Tuesday afternoon, Apple reported that its sales and profit both fell last quarter — a rarity for a company that has been growing at a rapid pace, even as it has become the largest technology company on the planet. The last time Apple’s sales fell year over year was the first quarter of 2003. At that time, the PowerMac was still the company’s bestseller. Apple had […]

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