Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

Some “Other” News

World News

Chicago prosecutor recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

DON BABWINCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested...

US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

MATTHEW BROWNRIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of...

Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in Syria

SARAH EL DEEBBAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of civilians, including men, women and children, left the last enclave held by...

10 Things to Know for Today

The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. POSSIBLE PEACE DECLARATION LOOMS OVER KIM-TRUMP...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

HAU DINHHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to...

Business

Carl Icahn just disclosed a huge stake in Caesars and is calling for the company to sell itself (CZR)

Ethel Jiang Tom Smith stares at a slot machine screen while gambling at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York. Legendary investor Carl Icahn...

Amazon’s new Virginia data center is getting a bunch of tax breaks, and it gives insight into how the company reduces its tax liability

Julie Bort Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Even outside of the deal that Virginia offered to Amazon to expand its operations there,...

Trump urges Venezuela’s military to back the its self-declared interim president, saying socialism has ravaged the country

Kelly McLaughlin President Donald Trump urged Venezuelan military officials to support the its self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó during a speech on Monday, in which...

Here are the latest predictions for Apple’s 2019 products, according to one of the most reliable Apple analysts

Antonio Villas-Boas Getty Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the foremost Apple analysts. 9to5Mac obtained his predictions for Apple's products in 2019. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Amazon for canceling its HQ2 project, calling it ‘an abuse of corporate power’

Ellen Cranley New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York's City Hall. AP Photo/Mary...

Sen. Lindsey Graham says diverted national emergency funds would be better spent on border wall than building Kentucky middle school

Ellen Cranley Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham doubled down on his support for President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency in an interview with CBS'...

National Geographic Feed

20 wild and beautiful U.S. state parks

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Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters

Douglas Main Rocky Mountain locusts once gathered in such large numbers that they blotted out the sun over the Great Plains, rivaling the famous bison...

The Mars rover Opportunity is dead. Here’s what it gave humankind.

Michael Greshko After more than 14 years driving across the surface of Mars, the NASA rover Opportunity has fallen silent—marking the end of a defining...

Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest

Susannah Savage From above, the Sundarbans mangrove forest is an impressive labyrinth of colors and textures. The clear blues of the Bay of Bengal run...

These animals are truly one of a kind

Liz Langley There are 350,000 species of beetles—that’s an awful lot of relatives. And yet some animals, like humans, have no fellow species in existence....

ESPN Sports

Report: Applewhite to join Alabama’s staff in ’19

Major Applewhite, who was fired as Houston's head coach in December, is joining Alabama's staff as an analyst, according to AL.com.Read Complete Article Here-Original Publisher

Report: MLB adding rules to prevent sign stealing

Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, SI.com reported Tuesday.Read Complete Article Here-Original Publisher

UNC-Duke tickets approaching Super Bowl prices

Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer The cheapest ticket to Wednesday's UNC-Duke game is approaching Super Bowl prices, thanks to Zion Williamson. If you're interested in squeezing...

Adesanya-Gastelum for interim title at UFC 236

Brett OkamotoESPN Staff Writer Israel Adesanya will face Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 for the interim middleweight title while champion Robert Whittaker continues to recover...

Harden says streak reflects necessity of situation

Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer James Harden, who has scored 30 points in 31 consecutive games to tie Wilt Chamberlain's second-longest streak, stressed in a sit-down...

Skins game: Tour OKs shorts in practice, pro-ams

Mark SchlabachESPN Senior Writer The PGA Tour has relaxed its player attire guidelines and will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds...

International News

Lumbier, el pueblo que se recicla para preservar su entorno natural

Lumbier, el pueblo que se recicla para preservar su entorno naturalRead Complete Article Here-Original Publisher

Google set to acquire Israeli cloud start-up Alooma

While the value of the acquisition has not been made public, industry sources have reported that Google will pay $150m. for the company.Read Complete Article...

Women in Israel earn 59% of men’s salaries – diversity index

Ethiopian and Arab women earn less than 50% of the average wage.Read Complete Article Here-Original Publisher

Europe confronts problem of returning Isis fighters

Return of up to 4,000 fighters represents a security, political and legal nightmareRead Complete Article Here-Original Publisher

Ukraine: Return to monastery that became a morgue

Kiev Letter: Dead and wounded protesters were brought to St Michael’s five years agoRead Complete Article Here-Original Publisher

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