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April 27, 2018 12:00 PM 4 suspected Islamic State group members detained near Moscow

MOSCOW – Russia's main intelligence agency says it has detained four men from a Siberian oil town who are linked to the Islamic State group and are suspected of plotting terror attacks in Moscow. The FSB agency said Friday that the four members of the suspected IS "sleeper cell" were detained in the Moscow region after they traveled from Novy Urengoi 75

April 20, 2018 5:23 PM Flip phones are back: Less distracting and a lot cheaper than a smartphone

The flip phone is having a mini-resurgence as consumers seek less distraction. Call it a rejection of the smartphone with its bombardment of messaging and social media that sap your attention. Or maybe it’s just a return to the cell phone’s roots, when a phone was just a phone. “This year’s hottest cultural trend is none other than the humble flip phone 227

April 19, 2018 10:47 AM Alibaba to invest $320 million in Thailand, as rivals boost presence

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alibaba is investing $320 million in Thailand as the e-commerce giant aims to tap Chinese consumers’ appetite for the Southeast nation’s agricultural goods and for its tourism market amid growing competition from rivals. China’s biggest e-commerce company is investing more than 10 billion baht ($320.20 million) in a “digital hub” in the Thai military 78

April 18, 2018 5:54 PM Michigan prison back to normal after lockdown over fights

ST. LOUIS, Mich. – A central Michigan prison that was put on lockdown due to prisoner fights is returning to normal operations. State Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz said Wednesday that prisoners at the St. Louis Correctional Facility in Gratiot County no longer are being solely confined to their cells. Gautz says about 50 prisoners were involved in the fighting 80

April 5, 2018 8:35 PM Sinclair producer resigns over company's 'obvious' pro-Trump bias, as staffers across the country voice concern

Justin Simmons, a former employee at KHGI TV in Nebraska, resigned after their owner, Sinclair, mandated that local anchors read controversial promos warning of "fake" and biased news on March 26. A TV producer at a Sinclair-owned Nebraska station resigned last month over the media giant's "obvious” political bias. Justin Simmons, a former KHGI-TV producer 105

March 13, 2018 10:30 AM The kid from the Kendall Toyota ads may have been dealing something besides cars

The kid from the Kendall Toyota ads may have been dealing something besides cars If you lived in Miami for any length of time, you’ve likely seen his dimpled smile, blue eyes and moptop hair on Spanish-language TV, the sides of county buses and banners towed by airplanes cruising along the beach. He’s Michael Gonzalez, for years the ubiquitous and adorable 122

February 21, 2018 12:21 AM Jihadists See a Funding Boon in Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies come under increased U.S. scrutiny as militants seek anonymous donations When a group that says it provides financial assistance “relating to the jihad” sought to improve conditions for fighters in a squalid, sandbag-fortified trench in Syria late last year, it turned to a new funding conduit: bitcoin. “There is currently no shelter 66

February 17, 2018 6:11 PM Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin's main hospital, said the facility was treating six people who had been poisoned 51

February 16, 2018 10:23 AM Hackers stole $6 million from Russian bank via SWIFT system: central bank

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia (Reuters) - Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($6 million) from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said on Friday. The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts in the Russian banking sector, is the latest 62

February 13, 2018 1:35 AM Mulvaney defends the White House budget: 'Does it balance? No'

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said the $4.4 trillion budget proposed by the White House would increase the federal deficit and would not balance the budget. "Does it balance? No it doesn't," Mulvaney told reporters on Monday. "I couldn't tell you using solid numbers that we could balance the budget in 10 years 62