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Energy Secretary Perry derides notion of ‘Green New Deal’

cliU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry during a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman Kyiv, Ukraine, November 12, 2018 (Photo by Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Secretary of Energy Rick Perry blasted the Green New Deal Thursday calling those behind it a “bunch of kids” who have “never been …

Business

Ex-Fed’s Dudley: Wall Street should stop blaming the central bank every time stocks drop

William Dudley, former New York Fed president, has a message for Wall Street: Stop blaming the central bank when the stock market declines. Dudley, who retired in June 2018, said Thursday on CNBC that the Federal Reserve’s actions have become a “convenient whipping boy.” Many traders blamed the late 2018 …

World

Socialism and the Self-Made Woman

If you’re like me, you could use at least a brief break from talking about Donald Trump. So why don’t we talk about Ivanka Trump instead? You see, recently she said something that would have been remarkable coming from any Republican, but was truly awesome coming from the Daughter in …

U.S

The Navy just declared America’s most expensive weapons system ready for war

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has declared its fleet of F-35C fighter jets ready for war, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The Navy joins the Marine Corps and Air Force as the third and final service branch to declare their F-35s ready for war. “The F-35C is ready for …

Tech

Scientists find first evidence of huge Mars underground water system – CNET

Mars Express captures Schiaparelli basin on July 15, 2010. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin Mars wasn’t always a dusty, barren planet.  Previous modelling has demonstrated the planet was once overflowing with water that eventually retreated under the surface. But new research details the first direct geological evidence for a “planet-wide groundwater system” explaining …

World

Mayor Shawn Morse of Cohoes, N.Y., Caps Two Years of Scandal With Fraud Arrest

In the three years that Shawn Morse has been mayor of a small textile city in upstate New York, he’s been dogged by a staggering array of allegations. That he assaulted his teenage daughter. That he beat his ex-wife. That he choked a former girlfriend. That he had a no-show …

U.S

Lady Gaga responds to Bradley Cooper romance rumors

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s steamy Oscar performance of “Shallow” from their film “A Star is Born” got the world buzzing about the possibility of a real-life romance between the pair. The pop star set the record straight on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night — to the dismay of many …

U.S

Town trapped by flood waters after river overflows

Guerneville, Calif. — The body of a man who was swept away by a flood was found Thursday in northern California. Farther south, in Sonoma County, the Russian River flooded roads, leaving people trapped. Just after sunrise, people woke up to see one of the only roads out was still …

Politics

Trump admin extends TPS protections for certain immigrants

Washington — Complying with a court injunction, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday it was extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Sudan — which the Trump administration has sought to terminate. In a notice that is scheduled to be officially …

World

The Face of H.B.O., Richard Plepler, Is Leaving After 27 Years and Scores of Emmys

Richard Plepler, the gregarious chief executive of HBO and one of the most influential executives in entertainment, abruptly stepped down on Thursday. His decision came eight months after AT&T acquired Time Warner, the network’s former corporate home, in an $85.4 billion deal. Mr. Plepler found he had less autonomy after …

World

SI Swimsuit Finalist Jessica Aidi Brings Heat With Bikini Clip From Rookie Shoot

Swimsuit finalist Jessica Aidi definitely brought the heat in a bikini clip shared Thursday from her stunning rookie shoot in the Bahamas. The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie looked incredible as she rocked a blue two-piece suit while posing among some tropical plants during her shoot for the annual swimsuit …

U.S

District government will see almost no revenue growth because of the shutdown

February 28 at 6:52 PM The District government will see almost no revenue growth this fiscal year as a result of a slowing economy and the 35-day federal government shutdown that ended Jan. 25, according to a new report by Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. DeWitt. The annual report estimates the …

Politics

Cohen to testify again before House Intelligence Committee next week

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified before a closed session of the House Intelligence Committee for nearly eight hours Thursday, concluding a three-day stretch of testimony he delivered this week. He appeared publicly before another House panel yesterday and behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Cohen …

World

Maryland House of Delegates Censures Lawmaker for Use of Racist Slur

The Maryland House of Delegates voted on Thursday to censure a white Democratic state delegate who admitted to using a racist slur during an after-hours gathering with her colleagues. The delegate, Mary Ann Lisanti, who represents southern Harford County, near Baltimore, apologized on Tuesday in a statement for using “an …

World

Otto Warmbier’s Death Again Draws Ire as Trump Takes Kim Jong-un ‘at His Word’

President Trump’s refusal to blame Kim Jong-un for the death of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died in 2017 after being imprisoned in North Korea, set off anger and sympathy for the young man’s family among political leaders in the United States on Thursday. Before their summit meeting in …

U.S

Construction of high-end private school in D.C. halts as city demands a permit

Nick Anderson Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market February 28 at 6:47 PM The team racing to launch a school targeting the high end of the private education market in the District and China hit surprising snags in recent days on its Northwest Washington …

U.S

Chief: 3 may have been hit by police in New Orleans shootout

NEW ORLEANS – Three of five people wounded recently when a criminal suspect opened fire on police in downtown New Orleans may have been hit by officers shooting back, Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said Thursday. Video that shows the Feb. 17 shootout unfolding from different angles was released Thursday, as …

World

Tony Romo is now the temptation hanging over ESPN’s next move

Tony Romo might be Jason Witten’s good friend, but in the broadcast booth, he was his enemy. The expectations set by Romo’s immediate success at CBS drowned Witten as a rookie ESPN “Monday Night Football” analyst. Now it is Romo who hangs over ESPN executives’ next decision on Monday nights. …

Tech

HBO’s chief, the force behind Game of Thrones, to step down – CNET

HBO chief executive Richard Plepler, here with Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, oversaw HBO’s rise as an awards juggernaut.  Getty Images Richard Plepler, the longtime head of HBO who ushered the network to newfound critical and popular dominance with hits like Game of Thrones, is stepping …

World

Scouted: Get 15% Off The Leather KeySmart, a Discreet Way To Hold Up to 10 Keys

As someone that carries way too many keys, keeping them in a convenient place in my bag is difficult. They’re also fairly loud (it sounds like a broken glass if you drop them on the floor). All these problems can be easily solved with something like the leather KeySmart which …

U.S

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World

Boat captain pleads guilty in shark-dragging video case

A Florida man pleaded guilty in connection to a horrifying video of a shark dragged at high speeds behind a boat. Michael Wenzel, 22, pleaded guilty Thursday in Hillsborough County to charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty and using an illegal method to catch a shark, the Tampa Bay Times reported. …

Opinion

The shutdown is over. But not everyone has gotten back pay.

February 28 at 6:44 PM REMEMBER THE shutdown? Only a month ago, the five-week national embarrassment dominated the debate. Now it is an increasingly distant memory: President Trump’s disapproval rating spiked for a time but has quickly returned to its pre-crisis level. Yet for some people, the shutdown is more …

Business

AWS chief Andy Jassy says it’s ‘really easy to cut prices’

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said that it’s fairly simple to lower the costs of various public cloud tools that it offers to customers. Pricing is a big part of the battle as Amazon goes up against big technology companies like Alibaba, Google and Microsoft, in the public cloud …

World

Mainland China shares jump as major Asian stock markets close higher

Mainland China markets saw gains on the first trading day of March after soaring in February, with the Shanghai composite seeing its largest monthly gain in almost four years. The Shanghai composite advanced 1.8 percent to close at 2,994.00, while the Shenzhen component rose 1.503 percent to finish its trading …

World

Mainland China shares mixed after data show Chinese manufacturing shrank for third straight month

Mainland China markets capped the morning session in mixed territory following turbulent early trade, after a private survey showed that Chinese factory activity shrank for a third straight month in February. The Shanghai composite was higher by 0.14 percent, while the Shenzhen composite was fractionally higher and the Shenzhen component …

World

Mainland China shares tepid after data show Chinese manufacturing shrank for third straight month

Mainland China markets traded cautiously on Friday morning following turbulent early trade, after a private survey showed that Chinese factory activity shrank for a third straight month in February. The Shanghai composite was slightly lower, while the Shenzhen composite and Shenzhen component were slightly higher. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index …

World

Mainland China shares slump after data shows Chinese manufacturing shrunk for third straight month

After rising earlier, shares in Mainland China slumped on Friday morning, after a private survey showed that Chinese factory activity shrank for a third straight month in February. The Shanghai Composite was down about 0.24 percent, with both the Shenzhen Composite declining 0.11 percent and the Shenzhen Component largely flat. …

World

Stocks in Asia gain following stronger-than-expected US economic data

Shares in Japan and Australia rose on Friday morning after a report overnight showed stronger-than-expected fourth quarter economic growth in the U.S. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 0.9 percent and the Topix added 0.56 percent in early trade, with shares of conglomerate Softbank Group gaining more than 1 percent. …

Entertainment

Kate Middleton responds to fan’s question about having a fourth royal baby

It’s been 10 months since Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third bundle of joy, son Louis, but now it seems as if some royal fans are wondering if the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge will expand their family. During the couple’s tour in Northern Ireland on Thursday, one …