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trump cabinet’s first world problem: omitting a few million here and there


u.s. president donald trump’s cabinet is worth a combined $14 billion, and they are catching flak in recent weeks for confessing an inability to keep track of their vast sums of wealth. but private bankers who work with the ultra rich say that if they had a dollar for every time a client forgo...






arrogate wins the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational


there is no doubt now that arrogate is the best horse in the world after winning the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational in convincing fashion. the anticipated matchup with california chrome never really developed as chrome closed out his career with a very disappointing ninth, the worst...






trump faces blowback from cabinet, diplomats for refugee ban


in a remarkable sign of early discord, donald trump's key cabinet advisers — as well as republican congressional leaders — distanced themselves monday from the new president's controversial refugee and immigration ban. they declared they were not consulted during its writing and were blindsided by the timing.






the latest: senate dem leader to oppose 8 cabinet nominees


the latest on senate consideration of president donald trump's cabinet nominees (all times local):






arrogate wins $12-million pegasus as california chrome fades to ninth


the  showdown racing fans anticipated between horse of the year california chrome and horse of the world arrogate failed to materialize urday in the pegasus world cup invitational at gulfstream park. arrogate blew open the $12-million race going to the far turn, leaving california chrome in...






toyota sold 10.2 million vehicles worldwide, fewer than vw


toyota has relinquished the title of the world's biggest automaker, reporting monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than volkswagen's 10.31 million.






trump faces blowback from cabinet, diplomats for refugee ban


washington (ap) — in a remarkable sign of early discord, donald trump’s key cabinet advisers — as well as republican congressional leaders — distanced themselves monday from the new president’s controversial refugee and immigration ban. they declared they were not consulted during its writing and were blindsided by the timing. at least three top national […]






trump's pick for budget chief has a nannygate problem


rep. mick mulvaney has a zoe baird problem. the south carolina republican is president donald trump's pick to head the federal office of mana ent and budget. he failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for the nanny who helped care for his triplets from 2000 to 2004. baird was president...






toyota sold 10.2 million vehicles worldwide, fewer than vw


tokyo (ap) — toyota has relinquished the title of the world’s biggest automaker, reporting monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than volkswagen’s 10.31 million. general motors reports its tally next week. if gm’s number falls short, it will be the first time the german automaker has become no. 1. it’s […]






toyota sold 10.2 million vehicles worldwide, fewer than vw


tokyo (ap) — toyota has relinquished the title of the world’s biggest automaker, reporting monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than volkswagen’s 10.31 million. general motors reports its tally next week. if gm’s number falls short, it will be the first time the german automaker has become no. 1. it’s […]






california chrome-arrogate showdown makes pegasus racing's 'super bowl'


there is no overstating the magnitude of urday’s inaugural pegasus world cup. the $12-million prize purse is thoroughbred racing’s richest ever. the winner will receive $7 million, also an all-time high. big purses often fail to attract fields worthy of the reward. the pegasus has drawn north...






qantas unveils $30-million hangar at lax to hold the m ive a380


qantas airways has unveiled a new $30-million hangar at los angeles international airport big enough to hold and perform maintenance on the world’s largest p enger jet, the airbus a380. the hangar, the only facility in the u.s. designed specifically to hold the behemoth plane, was touted as signaling the...






bolt can't outrun jamaica's doping problem


on wednesday, the international olympic committee stripped jamaica's 2008 olympic 4x100 relay team of its gold medal. the 37.1-second trip around the track, a world record at the time, goes off the books, too.






arrogate tops california chrome, rolls in pegasus world cup


arrogate has beaten california chrome again, winning the $12 million pegasus world cup on urday in his rival's last race before retirement.






arrogate tops california chrome, rolls in pegasus world cup


arrogate was barely running when he crossed the finish line in the $12 million pegasus world cup, and the same could be said for california chrome.






petition to rescind bid for state visit surp es million signatures: don’t let tr


parliament may consider debating trump state visit planned for later this year after more than one million britons sign petition






mikhail gorbachev is worried about world war — and he’s putting his faith in tru


gorbachev's advice for the world was much the same: do like he and ronald reagan — whose cooperation and mutual disarmament may well have averted world war 3






trump touts $600 million in f-35 savings, an amount similar to a cut that was al


president donald trump touted a $600-million cost reduction for the f-35 fighter jet program in remarks monday. but that amount appears to be similar to a previously planned price slash by the department of defense. trump took credit for the reduction, telling reporters that the cut applies to...






a million britons want to cancel trump’s state visit


more than a million people have signed a parliamentary petition demanding that us president donald trump is prevented from making a state visit to the uk. monday’s milestone far exceeds the 100,000 signatures needed to get parliament to consider debating the issue. the petition gathered the la...






could a trump visit to britain embarr the queen? more than a million britons say


well over a million people have signed a petition urging the british government to cancel a state visit by president trump because he could embarr queen elizabeth ii. the groundswell of public support for the petition began as news spread, and outrage grew, about trump’s executive orders to...






toyota gives up no. 1 title with 10.175 million in 2016 global vehicle sales, fe


tokyo (ap) — toyota gives up no. 1 title with 10.175 million in 2016 global vehicle sales, fewer than volkswagen at 10.31 million.






trump ousts acting attorney general as outcry grows


defiant in the face of an international backlash, president donald trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban — and then fired a cabinet head who refused to enforce it.






google launches fund that could donate $4m to aclu, others


mountain view, calif. (ap) — google has created a crisis fund that could raise up to $4 million for four immigrant rights organizations. google has confirmed a usa today report that it is funding an initial $2 million for the fund that can be matched with up to $2 million in donations from employees. the […]






aclu says it got $24 million in donations this weekend, six times its yearly ave


in the weeks after the nov. 8 election, when donald trump secured a surprise victory to become president of the united states, the american civil liberties union received so much money in online donations -- more than $15 million -- that an official with the 100-year-old organization called the...






google launches fund that could donate $4m to aclu, others


mountain view, calif. (ap) — google has created a crisis fund that could raise up to $4 million for four immigrant-rights organizations. google has confirmed a usa today report that it is funding an initial $2 million for the fund that can be matched with up to $2 million in donations from employees. the money […]






joy reid mocks trump’s voter fraud claim: people won’t vote once and now 3 milli


msnbc’s joy reid went off on president donald trump for his claim this week that three million people, registered in two states, voted illegally in both. “look, this is a guy who loves conspiracy theories,” reid said, noting that it is odd to have an american president who peddles ...






i tried to fly home to the u.s. on friday, but i couldn’t


on thursday night, i looked at the news while visiting my family here and realized i had a problem. president donald trump would be signing executive orders the next day.






‘a dog’s purpose’ opens to $18.4 million amid controversy


los angeles (ap) — opening in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott, “a dog’s purpose” still managed to earn $18.4 million, according to studio estimates sunday. tracking expectations had pegged the family film to open in the mid $20-million range, but it had a healthy debut nonetheless for […]






the latest: tillerson nomination clears a senate hurdle


the latest on senate consideration of president donald trump's cabinet nominees (all times local):






google pledges $4 million to support us immigration organizations


google has pledged $4 million in support of us immigration organizations in the wake of president trump's temporary ban on refugees.






koch political network to spend $300m to $400m over 2 years


the conservative koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next two years, intensifying its nationwide efforts in the initial years of donald trump's presidency.






'she decides': dutch put millions into birth control fund


the dutch government announced urday it's putting 10 million euros ($10.7 million) into an international fund it has launched to finance access to birth control, abortion and education for women in developing nations after president donald trump cut u.s. funding for such services.






are you having a problem with your fitbit st ?


some fitness trackers may have shonky st s, but we need your help to find out which.






travel ban is the clearest sign yet of trump advisors' intent to reshape the cou


as havoc unfolded over the weekend following president trump’s temporary ban on refugees coming into the country, some longtime washington hands were alarmed by something else: the revamping of the national security council, the group of cabinet-level officials and others who deliberate on the...






travel ban is the clearest sign yet of trump advisers' intent to reshape the cou


as havoc unfolded over the weekend following president donald trump’s temporary ban on refugees coming into the country, some longtime washington hands were alarmed by something else: the revamping of the national security council, the group of cabinet-level officials and others who deliberate on...






appalled, ashamed or impressed by donald trump? (3 letters)


we are idly moving from one of the most admired nations in the world to the one of the least respected. our brand as a world leader is in serious jeopardy.






democrats will attempt to rescind trump's immigration order


democrats are doubling down on plans to drag out the confirmation of president trump's top cabinet picks, seizing on a growing public outcry against the president's ban on certain migrants and refugees to further stall the formation of his new government and republican legislative plans. using...






trump asked for a 'muslim ban,' giuliani says - and ordered a commission to do i


former new york mayor rudolph w. giuliani said president donald trump wanted a "muslim ban" and requested he emble a commission to show him "the right way to do it legally." giuliani, an early trump supporter who once had been rumored for a cabinet position in the new administration, appeared...






proposal to expand use of land grant fund for children a nces


the proposal, if approved by lawmakers this year and then by voters in the 2018 general election, would supply $39 million for early childhood education and another $91 million for k-12 public schools in 2020.






mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in us


mexico's top diplomat says his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants facing deportation in the united states.






mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in us


mexico's top diplomat said monday his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants in the united states facing deportation.






mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in u.s.


mexico's top diplomat said monday his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants in the united states facing deportation.






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mexico earmarks $50 million to back migrants in us


mexico city (ap) — mexico's top diplomat says his country will spend about $50 million to hire lawyers for migrants facing deportation in the united states.






trump ban inspires wide anger, some applause across world


anger and dismay, along with congratulations from europe's far-right, rippled across the world sunday as politicians, community leaders and even a sports star reacted to the entry ban u.s. president donald trump imposed on refugees and citizens of seven muslim-majority nations.






trump ban inspires wide anger, some applause across world


anger and dismay, along with congratulations from europe's far-right, rippled across the world sunday as politicians, community leaders and even a sports star reacted to the entry ban u.s. president donald trump imposed on refugees and citizens of seven muslim-majority nations.






powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in stone park


a convenience store in stone park sold a $1 million winning ticket for the jan. 28 powerball drawing. the winning ticket was purchased at stone park drugs and liquors, 1610 n. mannheim road. the ticket matched the first five numbers — 12, 20, 39, 49, 69 — and is worth $1 million, according to a...






the big deals at sundance: why the movies sold and how they might succeed


last year’s sundance film festival saw two of the priciest deals in the history of this gathering: fox searchlight’s record-breaking $17.5 million for “the birth of a nation” and amazon/roadside’s not quite as brinks-busting $10 million for “manchester by the sea.” those films wound up with two,...






beyond the trolley problem: three realistic, near-future ethical dilemmas about


mit professor emeritus of robotic rodney brooks has published a thought-provoking essay on the most concrete, most likely ethical questions that will be raised by self-driving cars; brooks is uninterested in contrived questions like the "trolley problem" (as am i, but for different reasons); he's more attuned to the immediate problems that could be created by selfish self-drivers who use their cars to get an edge over the people who drive themselves, and pedestrians. (more…)






steve bannon believes christians locked in ‘bloody conflict’ with islam — now he


over the weekend, president donald trump quietly added his white house chief strategist steve bannon as a top official of the national security council. bannon has been a controversial pick for a trump administration cabinet member from the start. the former breitbart editor has promoted the “alt-ri...