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  • NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit

    NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summitNorth Korea has renewed its threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. Pyongyang's latest salvo follows recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence suggesting the North may end up like Libya if it doesn't move forward with denuclearization. Choe Son Hui, the vice minister of foreign affairs, was quoted Thursday by the North's state-run news agency slamming as "ignorant" and "stupid" comments Pence made in an interview with Fox News that compared North Korea to Libya, saying they showed he does not understand North Korea's situation.




  • Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methaneBlue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood where the volcano has been gushing lava on the big island of Hawaii for the past three weeks. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees.




  • AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

    AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearancePresident Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets. Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser on the Middle East and other issues, was among many White House advisers who had been operating for months without full security clearances.




  • Stylist: Man with Vegas gunman's name talked concert attack

    Stylist: Man with Vegas gunman's name talked concert attackA hairstylist said a client with the same last name as the Las Vegas shooter spoke in the months before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history about a concert venue being susceptible to attack, according to documents released by police Wednesday. Las Vegas police released about 2,100 pages of police reports, witness statements and dispatch records after losing court battles to keep them secret.




  • Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

    Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head taxAmazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness. Just days after the Seattle City Council approved the levy, the No Tax On Jobs campaign, a coalition of businesses, announced it would gather signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot to repeal it. The Washington Food Industry Association pledged $30,000.




  • The Selloff in Baidu Inc Stock Is a Golden Buying Opportunity

    The Selloff in Baidu Inc Stock Is a Golden Buying OpportunityLast week, Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced that its Chief Operating Officer, former Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) executive Qi Lu, would be stepping down as COO and transitioning to more part-time duties at BIDU. The market seems to think that the Lu exit is a big deal. Ever since that announcement, BIDU stock has dropped nearly 15%, equating to a $12-billion drop in market value.




  • Trump may impose tariffs on car imports in latest trade move: sources

    Trump may impose tariffs on car imports in latest trade move: sourcesThe Trump administration is considering a proposal to impose new tariffs on imported vehicles, invoking a national security law used to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel, an administration official and three industry officials briefed on the matter said. Another administration official said the move was aimed partly at pressuring Canada and Mexico to make concessions in talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement that have languished in part over auto provisions, as well as pressuring Japan and the European Union, which also export large numbers of vehicles to the United States.




  • Bitcoin Falls 7% -- Why Are Cryptocurrencies Plunging?

    Bitcoin Falls 7% -- Why Are Cryptocurrencies Plunging?Bitcoin is below $8,000 and Ethereum is back below $600 in a broad sell-off.




  • Why General Electric Company Stock Tumbled Today

    Why General Electric Company Stock Tumbled TodayShares of the conglomerate fell after its CEO issued a pair of warnings on the company's growth.




  • The Strangest Social Security Benefit You Can Get

    The Strangest Social Security Benefit You Can GetIt's unclear why this little-known benefit exists, but millions of people still get it.




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