Markets Tumble Again as U.S.-China Trade Threat Looms

“I’m not saying there won’t be a little pain,” Mr. Trump said. He added: “But we’re going to have a much stronger country when we’re finished.” Mr. Powell’s comments underscored the shaky position stock investors are in, buffeted almost daily by conflicting announcements from the White House and by tariff announcements from Beijing that have… [...]

Facebook demands ID verification for big Pages, ‘issue’ ad buyers

Facebook is looking to self-police by implementing parts of the proposed Honest Ads Act before the government tries to regulate it. To fight fake news and election interference, Facebook will require the admins of popular Facebook Pages and advertisers buying political or “issue” ads on “debated topics of national legislative importance” like education or abortion… [...]

Gun store employee says YouTube shooter did not stand out

An employee at a San Diego gun store where a woman bought the pistol used to shoot three people at YouTube headquarters said there was nothing remarkable about the transaction, a newspaper reports. Manny Mendoza, rangemaster at The Gun Range, said that the woman now widely known for posting prolific and bizarre videos on exercise,… [...]

Here’s How To Perfectly Cook Potatoes

Waxy potatoes — like Dutch baby, red potatoes, or fingerling potatoes — are best for roasting. They're low in starch and high in moisture, which means they can hold their shape better and are ideal as roasted potatoes, potato salads, and scalloped potatoes. [...]

England 0-0 Wales

'That's so tough to call' - should this have been a Wales goal?Wales women denied Phil Neville victory in his first home game in charge of England with a fine defensive display that kept them top of their World Cup qualifying group. Wales believed Natasha Harding's ninth-minute effort crossed the line before Lucy Bronze's clearance.… [...]

Facebook to verify major page owners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook will start verifying the identities of people running popular pages on its platform Facebook will verify the identity of people running popular pages, as part of its continued efforts to stem fake news and propaganda. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said all “large” pages would be audited - any… [...]

President Trump threatens extra $100bn of tariffs on Chinese imports

The war of words between the Trump administration and China over trade has escalated after Beijing threatened to fight back “at any cost” against new US proposals for an additional $100bn (£71bn) in tariffs. Chinese officials said they would “definitely fight back firmly” should the US persist in using “protectionism”, in a warning issued hours… [...]

Two men stabbed near Croydon shopping centre

A young man in his late teens and a 16-year-old were found with stab injuries near Whitgift Shopping Centre in Croydon this afternoon (Twitter/TruthLogical)Two men have been stabbed near a shopping centre in Croydon this afternoon. Pensioner couple kept 73 distressed and diseased cats in one squalid roomPolice were called to reports of a male… [...]

Prominent Russian businessmen, officials on new U.S. sanctions list

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials. A combination of file photos show prominent Russian businessmen and officials on a U.S. sanctions list released by the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. April 6, 2018. (Top, L-R) Oleg Deripaska, Vladimir Bogdanov, Suleiman Kerimov, Kirill Shamalov,… [...]

Chief of Staff Advised a Resistant Trump to Fire E.P.A. Chief

Earlier, in a brief interview, Ms. Sanders said that Mr. Pruitt’s success in achieving items on the president’s agenda — including rolling back a large number of environmental regulations — may weigh heavily as a counterbalance to allegations that he misused taxpayer dollars. “He likes the work product,” she said of Mr. Trump. Mr. Pruitt… [...]

Men have a higher opinion of themselves, study finds

Posted April 07, 2018 05:05:49 Photo: Men's perception of their intelligence is "enhanced" according to a new study by Arizona State University. (Unsplash: Alexis Brown) Men, on average, think they're more intelligent than two-thirds of their peers, while women are more accurate in their assessment about how smart they might be. That's the finding of… [...]

Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

Among those sanctioned are Oleg V. Deripaska, an oligarch who once had close ties to Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Also sanctioned was Suleiman Kerimov — a financier close to Mr. Putin; Vladimir Bogdanov, a top executive of Surgutneftegaz, a Russian oil company; Igor Rotenberg, another oil executive; Kirill Shamalov, an energy executive… [...]

Notorious Menendez brothers, who brutally killed parents in Beverly Hills, reunited in prison

An Oct. 31, 2016 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Erik Menendez, left, and a Feb. 22, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Lyle Menendez. (Photo: AP) The Menendez brothers, who were convicted in the brutal killings of their parents in a Beverly Hills mansion, have been reunited… [...]

White House press briefing: Live updates

The Trump administration unleashed new sanctions today against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control. This afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked if the new sanctions would affect Trump's possible meeting with Putin. She said it shouldn't. Instead, the White House is… [...]

Georgia sheriff warns ‘we might kill you back’ in welcome sign

A Georgia sheriff's "welcome" sign warns visitors that "if you kill someone, we might kill you back." Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley, who has displayed unusual signs before, placed the message Tuesday near the department office, according to Patch. "Our citizens have concealed weapons," the sign read. "If you kill someone, we might kill you… [...]

Michelle Obama says she doesn’t want to be president

Former first lady Michelle Obama says she has no desire to make a run for the White House. Speaking at a women's empowerment forum in Boston, Obama dismissed those pushing for her to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020. "The reason why I don't want to run for president... is that first of all… [...]

Pennsylvania state crews rescue goats stranded on bridge beam

Two goats were found stranded on a bridge beam in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday.  (Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission) A goat rescue in western Pennsylvania was no kidding matter. Two goats had to be saved from a perilous predicament when they wandered onto the 8-inch ledge of a bridge beam over the Mahong River in Lawrence County,… [...]

Championship: Second-placed Cardiff host leaders Wolves

EFL live: Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Live - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Jota & Neves strikes for Wolves well saved Cardiff can close gap on Wolves to three points with win Wolves need eight more points for promotion Bluebirds unbeaten in 13 league games Get Involved #bbcefl Live Reporting Match Stats Line-ups… [...]

Watch: BBL – Newcastle Eagles v Sheffield Sharks

Watch: BBL live - Newcastle Eagles v Sheffield Sharks - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Use play icon to watch Sheffield Sharks have beaten Newcastle Eagles in last two meetings Eagles have highest average points per game (93.3) Sharks have won three out of their last five matches [...]

Irish rugby player cleared of rape says he feels shame and regret

One of the Irish rugby international players acquitted of rape has released a statement of apology, after campaigners paid for a full-page advert in the Belfast Telegraph calling for both men to be dropped from their teams. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, Paddy Jackson expressed sorrow and shame over his behaviour towards the… [...]

He Says He’s an Innocent Victim. Robert Mueller Says He’s a Spy.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents assisting the Special Counsel’s Office assess that Person A has ties to a Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016,” the filing said. As Person A, Mr. Kilimnik, a 47-year-old former Russian military interpreter, has appeared now in multiple court filings by the special prosecutor, which… [...]

Trump threatens more China tariffs; Beijing ready to hit back

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China warned on Friday it was fully prepared to respond with a “fierce counter strike” of fresh trade measures if the United States follows through on President Donald Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. In light of what he called China’s “unfair retaliation” against earlier… [...]

Can Hungary Defeat a Budding Strongman?

BUDAPEST—In southeast Hungary, not far from the borders with Serbia and Romania, sits a small city of some 47,000 called Hódmezővásárhely. In February, its mayoral election delivered a stinging and unexpected defeat to Fidesz, the seemingly unbeatable party of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. That race, which pitted an independent candidate against Zoltán Hegedűs, the Fidesz… [...]

Facebook Has A Two-Tiered Privacy System That Favors Its Leaders

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has special privacy features on the platform — a revelation that suggests the company has been operating a two-tiered privacy system that favors its leadership over its users. Zuckerberg and other executives have been able to use ephemeral messaging features — much like Snapchat, Signal, and other platforms focused on user… [...]

Watch: Women’s World Cup qualifier – England v Wales

Watch: England v Wales in 2019 Women's World Cup qualifier - Live - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Phil Neville's first home game and World Cup qualifier Houghton & Duggan back for England; Wales make five changes Wales one point above England, having played a game more Watch live BBC Two coverage on this page… [...]

UK and US given case file on ‘nerve agent made in Russian lab’

British and American authorities have been given several chemical analyses of a substance believed to be a novichok nerve agent produced in Russia’s closed Shikhany military facility, a Russian lawyer has told the Guardian. Boris Kuznetsov, who fled Russia in 2007, said he had handed British diplomats the police case files from the 1995 murder… [...]

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice

Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers verbalise internally but do not say out loud, using electrodes attached to the skin. “Our idea was: could we… [...]