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OCTOBER 18, 2018 Traveling in United Airlines' cheapest seats? Pack light. The airline has no plans to follow American Airlines by allowing travelers flying in its cheapest class of service, known as basic economy, to bring a full-size carry-on that fits in the overhead bin on board, United said Wednesday. Airline executives have said these fares are offered to compete against low-cost...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 Twitter and Facebook have been widely criticized since the 2016 election for not doing more to stem the abuse of their platforms by Russians and other foreign actors hoping to manipulate American politics. - Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Twitter on Wednesday released a trove of 10 million tweets it says represents the full scope of foreign influence operations on...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller's work isn't expected to be completed before the midterms.  - J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo WASHINGTON, D.C. - Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation,...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 The SPG security around the prime minister, comprising of black cat commandos, is equipped with hi-tech security equipment (File Photo) New Delhi: The elite National Security Guard or NSG has undergone a major overhaul by introducing new weapon systems and gadgets. Be it semi-automatic sniper rifles or the world's smallest spy cam, the National Security Guard is now...
OCTOBER 16, 2018 FBI agents raided San Juan's municipal building on Tuesday amid an investigation into purchasing practices conducted by city officials, including Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. Video posted on Twitter shows several uniformed FBI agents proceeding into the building Tuesday morning. Local journalist Luis Guardiola noted in a tweet that "dozens" of FBI agents were involved in the raid. Decenas de...
OCTOBER 16, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. - After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut and signing off on a $675 billion budget for the Department of Defense, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. "It’s disappointing but it’s not a...
OCTOBER 15, 2018 An U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York - REUTERS/Lucas Jackson A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled...
OCTOBER 15, 2018 1971 Plymouth Barracuda A love lost is always a love always remembered. Or such was the case with Brad Toles and his 'Cuda obsession.The financial depression of 2007 caused Toles' love of classic Mopars to reluctantly sell his yet to be finished '71 'Cuda, just to survive. Like so many business owners at that fateful time, it required great...
OCTOBER 15, 2018 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to top oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, to help nations like India bridge what he called a "resource crunch" - a fallout of rising crude prices. At the third annual brainstorming session with chief executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies, PM Modi underscored how high...
OCTOBER 15, 2018 Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, in 2015. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle into a cultural destination, died on Monday in Seattle. He was 65. The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family said...