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2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to military officials. The two were killed “while conducting an operation,” according to a statement from NATO’s Resolute Support. There were no further details given about how they were killed or where the incident took place. The victims’ names …

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‘Start Here’: Rosenstein’s letter offers clues, Trump’s tweet tweaks Mideast policy

It’s Friday, March 22, 2019. Let’s start here. Rosenstein’s letter While awaiting the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers clues on what not to expect: condemnation of President Donald Trump. In a 12-page letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman …

Tech

Top Galaxy S10 tips and tricks for Samsung’s new phones – CNET

After unboxing your shiny new Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus or Galaxy S10E, there’s a whole lot to learn about the device. For starters, they all come with Android Pie out of the box. The latest mobile OS from Google has some new features, which Samsung has worked into its …

Entertainment

‘Trading Spaces’ stars Ty Pennington, Paige Davis recall the show’s most horrifying room reveals

Worst first looks Get the true story behind the worst home reveals on ‘Trading Spaces’ “We’ve definitely had an issue where we had to get the designer into the car quickly before they were murdered — before they had a hit put on ’em.” “Trading Spaces” designer and carpenter Ty …

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Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it’s recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been contaminated with pieces of metal. The ready-to-eat strips were produced on Nov. 30 and shipped nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Tyson Foods is recalling …

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Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in Golan

Syria slammed President Donald Trump’s abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying Friday the statement was “irresponsible” and a threat to international peace and stability. The Foreign Ministry in Damascus said Trump’s comments confirm “the blind bias of the United States to the …

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Thailand is holding its first election after years of military rule. Here’s what you need to know

Voters in Thailand are set to choose their next government on Sunday after five years of living under military rule. The March 24 vote comes after the ruling junta repeatedly postponed general elections after it overthrew an elected government in 2014. Thais have reacted enthusiastically to the long-awaited vote: Around …

Entertainment

Bret Michaels on seeing daughter Raine pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: ‘I’m really proud of her’

Bret Michaels spoke to Fox News about being a proud dad of two, his new music, as well as raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes. (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic via Getty Images) Bret Michaels is one proud dad. Speaking to Fox News, the Poison frontman shared how he feels about watching his 18-year-old daughter Raine …

Health

‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ behind booming Brazilian butt lift demand

Study finds plastic surgery on the rise: Breast augmentation, liposuction among most popular procedures According to their Annual Procedural Statistics, published Monday, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that total cosmetic procedures in 2018 increased by 2 percent from 2017. There were a total of 1.8 million surgical …

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‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ creator Carl Reiner says he celebrated turning 97 ‘by staying alive’

Carl Reiner (Courtesy of the National Comedy Center) Carl Reiner turned the big 9-7 on March 20 and there was one way he wanted to celebrate his birthday. “By staying alive!” the comedian recently told Closer Weekly. “Today, I woke up thinking about a dish I haven’t eaten in a …

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Before Meghan Markle, American Duchess Wallis Simpson endured backlash ‘by the press and public,’ book claims

Wallis Simpson, the first American Duchess who rocked the British monarchy before Meghan Markle, is the subject of a new book. When Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex in May of last year, the world was reminded of another American divorcee before her who rocked the British monarchy — …

Tech

Driving the LM002, Lamborghini’s iconic Ur Urus – Roadshow

Line up all the world’s most desirable cars, all the machines that have graced bedroom posters and computer wallpapers over the years, and a significant percentage of those would be Lamborghinis. This is the brand that gave us the decade-defining Countach, the appropriately named Diablo and the outrageously gorgeous Miura. …

World

Illegal trafficker busted with 7 sharks in pool inside home: Attorney general

An illegal shark trafficker was caught in the jaws of law enforcement this week. The New York State Attorney General’s Office, inconjunction with the Department of Environmental Conservation, announced it arrested Joshua Seguine on possession of seven sharks wih the intent to sell. The sharks, all sandbar sharks, are a …

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Analysts say shares of China’s Tencent are still a buy despite its dismal earnings

Chinese tech juggernaut Tencent posted on Thursday its slowest profit growth in 13 years, but analysts say shares in the company are still worth buying. In fact, at least three firms raised their price targets on the stock after the quarterly results. On Friday, the stock closed at 365 Hong …

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CC Sabathia clears another hurdle on comeback trail

TAMPA — CC Sabathia’s next step toward joining the Yankees’ rotation will be Tuesday against a Phillies minor league club after his initial two innings of action went well Thursday. “I am two innings in, just keep going,’’ Sabathia said after throwing two frames against the Tigers’ Triple-A squad at …

U.S

Deutsche Bank top management gets bonuses for first time in four years

Deutsche Bank’s management board members were handed their first bonuses in four years, according to the bank’s annual report published on Friday. The management board received total pay, including bonuses, of 55.7 million euros ($63.39 million) in 2018, up from 29.8 million euros a year earlier, Deutsche Bank’s annual report …

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Swedbank board reaffirms confidence in CEO after money-laundering report

Swedbank’s board has continued confidence in the bank’s chief executive after seeing the results of an external report into its alleged involvement in money-laundering in the Baltics, the head of the company’s board said on Friday. “After reviewing the FRA Update, the board confirms its continued confidence in the CEO …

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NCAA Tournament: Breaking down today’s 6 can’t-miss games

Here’s the Post’s guide to Thursday’s six can’t-miss NCAA Tournament games: (10) Iowa vs. (7) Cincinnati12:15, CBS The second day of the tournament gets started with a compelling contrast of styles: Iowa’s high-octane offense against Cincinnati’s stifling defense. Led by guard Jordan Bohannon, Iowa ranks ninth in offensive efficiency, while …

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Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as needs for aid grow

BEIRA, Mozambique – The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Mozambique says the death toll following Cyclone Idai could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country’s president earlier this week. Elhadj As Sy said humanitarian needs are great and “we will be seeing …

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J.D. Davis becoming more than just a Mets’ fill-in

PORT ST. LUCIE — J.D. Davis was a nice extra player at the start of spring training who seemed destined to begin the season in the minor leagues, but then injuries happened to the Mets. In a span of a few days early in camp, Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier …

World

Seoul: North Korea withdrew staff from liaison office

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea. The development came after the second U.S.-North Korea summit talks in Vietnam last month collapsed due to disputes over U.S.-led sanctions on the country. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Friday …

Politics

Time’s ‘phenom’: Is AOC using the media — or the other way around?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is officially a phenom. Hey, the cover of Time magazine says so. There’s little question that AOC has shrewdly used the media and the media have just as shrewdly used her – either as a young female heroine, for much of the mainstream press, or as a socialist …

World

Mets’ 1969 teammates hold Tom Seaver in the highest regard

PORT ST. LUCIE — When 41 Seaver Way is officially unveiled, when the Tom Seaver statue takes its rightful place at Citi Field in 2020, Seaver will be walking with his teammates … forever. Never forget that. Ron Swoboda made that clear at First Data Field on Thursday, when he …

Business

Dow set to fall 100 points at the open as growth concerns persist, Nike falls

U.S. stock index futures fell Friday amid jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook for the world’s largest economy. At around 5:50 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 130 points, indicating a decline of more than 100 points at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 …

Business

Dow futures point to slightly lower open as growth concerns persist

U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday morning, amid jitters sparked by the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook for the world’s largest economy. At around 03:25 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 38 points, indicating a negative open of more than 14 points. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were seen …

World

Palestinian-born Berliner leads efforts to rebuild synagogue

BERLIN – Raed Saleh was 5 years old when his family left their Palestinian village in the West Bank for a better life in Germany. Now 41, the Muslim has become one of Berlin’s top politicians and is spearheading efforts to rebuild a synagogue in the German capital that was …

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Indian forces kills 5 insurgents, 12-year-old boy in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India – Indian security forces say they have killed five militants and one civilian in gunbattles in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia says security forces have found the bodies of two insurgents and a 12-year-old boy after an exchange of gunfire that started in northern …

U.S

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the …

Tech

China may miss out on $5.5 trillion in growth if it doesn’t take data privacy more seriously

If China doesn’t step up its efforts on issues such as data privacy and intellectual property protection, the country could lose out on a 37 trillion yuan ($5.5 trillion) growth opportunity in the decade ahead, according to new analysis. Based on research from economics consulting firm AlphaBeta, the report published …

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Willis Reed gives Knicks reason to believe future can be bright

If nothing else, the Knicks have enjoyed a “Who’s Who” series of guest speakers with strong franchise ties throughout this lost season. Coach David Fizdale may have saved the biggest and best boldfaced name for last, with Hall of Fame big man and team legend Willis Reed addressing the lottery-bound …