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February 3, 2017 10:45 PM FCC suspends probes of telecommunications firms

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday suspended its probes into whether thee major telecommunications companies violated net neutrality rules with their data plans. The FCC's wireless telecom bureau sent letters to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile informing them that the probes were over. The letters are a sign that the FCC is changing under new Chairman 87

February 3, 2017 10:21 PM Lockheed's F-35 deal ratchets up pressure to slash production costs

Lockheed maintained that "the agreement was reached in a matter of weeks and represents significant savings over previous contracts." Most of the planes being ordered by the Pentagon are for the F-35A, a conventional takeoff and landing variant for the U.S. Air Force. There's also the F-35B variant for the Marines Corps capable of short takeoffs and vertical 45

February 3, 2017 10:19 PM Ferguson to Pay $3M for Naked, Unarmed Man's Stun Gun Death

Ferguson, Missouri, has dropped its appeal of a federal jury's $3 million award to survivors of a naked, unarmed man who died after a police officer repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun and will pay the money. A federal judge in St. Louis deferred his approval of the settlement until March 1. The settlement is between Jason Moore's wife, mother and son and the St. Louis 30

February 3, 2017 1:36 PM Payrolls in U.S. Increase 227,000 While Wage Growth Weakens

U.S. employers added the most workers in four months while wage growth slowed more than projected, suggesting some slack remains in the labor market. January’s 227,000 increase in payrolls followed a 157,000 rise in December, a Labor Department report showed Friday in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 180,000 advance 48

February 3, 2017 1:06 PM Kellyanne Conway cites ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened to defend travel ban

During a Thursday interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the counselor to the president defended President Trump’s travel ban related to seven majority-Muslim countries. At one point, Conway made a reference to two Iraqi refugees whom she described as the masterminds behind “the Bowling Green massacre.” “Most people don’t know that because it didn’t 66

February 2, 2017 6:34 PM What we know so far about Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders

Since his election to the presidency, Donald Trump has spoken on the phone to a number of world leaders. And in at least some of these calls, according to some accounts, the American leader lived up to his reputation for straight-talking and bombastic rhetoric. Details of President Trump's call Saturday with the leader of Australia, a key ally of the United 74

February 2, 2017 12:24 PM Groundhog Day 2017: Phil says ‘long winter,’ but he was wrong before he even woke up

Punxsutawney Phil — the pleasantly plump Pennsylvania marmot who claims he “is the only true weather forecasting groundhog” — woke up Thursday morning, crawled out of his hole and saw his shadow. In fact, spring has already arrived in somewhat official capacity for some of us, for some of us it might as well be spring for all of the warm weather we had in January 48

February 2, 2017 12:01 PM BOE Sees Stronger Growth as Some Officials Flag Inflation Unease

The Bank of England upgraded its forecasts for the economy for the second time since the Brexit vote and revealed that some policy makers have become more concerned about accelerating inflation. The revised outlook follows stronger-than-expected growth and reflects an easier fiscal stance, buoyant consumer spending and an improving global environment 59

February 2, 2017 9:03 AM Pressure grows on France's Fillon to pull out of race as MPs break ranks

PARIS: Pressure on French presidential candidate Francois Fillon to pull out of the election race grew on Thursday as some lawmakers in his own camp urged him to abandon his bid in the face of a fake work scandal to save the conservatives from defeat. The scandal, which surfaced a week ago when a newspaper said the wife of the 62-year-old ex-prime minister 40

February 2, 2017 12:18 AM New book ‘Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect & Admiration’ has nothing but blank pages

Pictured are the front and back covers of the new book "Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect & Admiration." A British author has penned what his publisher calls a "refreshingly" honest book on the new American President entitled "Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect & Admiration." Not a drop of ink appears on any of the 206 pages of what some reviewers are calling 37