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US southwest sizzles as experts predict record Thanksgiving

US southwest sizzles as experts predict record Thanksgiving

The southwestern United States was gripped by a heat wave on Wednesday as experts warned of temperatures that would smash century-old records over the Thanksgiving weekend. … to rise to 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33C) in parts of southern California on Wednesday and Thursday, while Phoenix, Arizona, is predicted to swelter in 88F heat — about […]

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years of marriage on Monday to the man she calls her “strength and stay”, making them Britain’s first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary. The bells of Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth married Prince Philip on November 20, 1947, rang out to mark the seven decades of the royal […]

Trump: I should have left UCLA players in jail

Trump: I should have left UCLA players in jail

Donald Trump on Sunday said he was sorry for helping secure the release of three college basketball players caught shoplifting in China, after one of their fathers downplayed the president’s role. The UCLA trio of LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were briefly detained for stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in the city […]

Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis, known for songs such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” died early Sunday aged 85, his publicist confirmed. The country legend died of suspected respiratory failure at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, publicist Don Murry Grubbs said in a statement.

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher […]

Psychedelic color storm takes over Washington art space

Psychedelic color storm takes over Washington art space

It all began by accident. … the main gallery space at Artechouse, a Washington venue marrying art, science and technology, with 270-degree projections of their liquid mixtures. Varying hues, ranging from deep blues to hot pink …

Apple’s $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

Apple’s $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers. … sought some $2.2 billion at trial, only to have a jury award the California-based company $119.6 million. An appeals panel […]

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure […]

In California, new grassroots activists lead Trump ‘Resistance’

In California, new grassroots activists lead Trump ‘Resistance’

Talia Osteen had never considered herself particularly political before the election of Donald Trump last year. The 34-year-old musician from California was concerned by social issues and often …

New York City truck attack: what we know

New York City truck attack: what we know

Eight people died when an assailant acting in the name of the Islamic State group drove a pickup truck along a New York City bike path Tuesday in the city’s worst terror attacks since September 11, 2001.

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