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  • Strong earthquake strikes Indonesia; 3 dead

    (CNN) — Three people were killed and seven others injured when a strong earthquake hit Indonesia late Friday, authorities said. The 6.5-magnitude quake was centered in Cipatujah, in the western part of Java, the US Geological Survey said, at a depth of 91.9 kilometers (about 57 miles). Residents felt the quake about 190 miles away (305 kilometers) in the capital of Jakarta, where people briefly evacuated to the ground floor of their high-rises. Tremors were also felt in the cities […]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed on May 19, 2018

    Britain’s Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle will marry on May 19, 2018, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The pair, who will get married in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, announced their engagement in November. On that occasion, Harry told reporters that he knew Markle was “the one” from “the very first time we met.” The couple attended their first royal event together in the city of Nottingham earlier this month, where they were met by well-wishers. On Wednesday it […]

  • Today is the last day to sign up for health care via the ACA for 2018

    Time is running out to sign up for health care via the American Care Act for 2018. Open enrollment ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 15 for residents in the 39 states that use the federal exchange, healthcare.gov. More people have signed up for policies than at this time a year ago, but Obamacare supporters fear that many potential enrollees may not realize that the Trump administration cut the sign-up season in half. In fact, 56% of those consumers shopping online for […]

  • A month after a New York woman died, someone used her identity to campaign against net neutrality

    Margaret Mary Basco died on June 9, 2017, at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York. She was 58. And then, just over a month after she died, Margaret Basco submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission about its proposal to overturn net neutrality. “The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation,” the comment read. Basco’s story shows how stolen personal data can be weaponized […]

  • US F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares

    Two US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft Wednesday after the Russian jets crossed the Euphrates River in Syria, flying east of the “de-confliction line” that is supposed to separate Russian and US-led coalition aircraft operating over Syria, two US defense officials told CNN. The US jets fired warning flares during the intercept of the two Russian Su-25 close air support jets according to the officials after they crossed the de-confliction line multiple times. One of the officials said […]

  • Eight planets found orbiting distant star, NASA says

    For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come. Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star. But Google Artificial Intelligence — which enables computers to “learn” — looked at archival data obtained by […]

  • Marco Rubio says he’s a ‘no’ on tax bill unless he gets child tax credit

    Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, told congressional leadership that he will not support the latest version of the GOP tax bill if the legislation doesn’t make the child tax credit more generous. “I’ve been pretty consistent in my communications on this issue and that is I want us to see the refundable portion of the child tax credit increased from its current number,” Rubio told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. “If it stays at $1,100, I’m a ‘no.’ Let’s […]

  • NYPD opens investigation into Russell Simmons amid rape allegations

    The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into Russell Simmons based on media reports of multiple women coming forward to accuse the music mogul of sexual misconduct, including rape, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. The NYPD can open an investigation without a complaint made directly to them, which is the case with Simmons. A group of women told their stories to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. In stories published Wednesday, nine women […]

  • Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing

    An Ohio driver accused of plowing into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one woman, is facing an upgraded murder charge. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, initially was charged with second-degree murder and other offenses, including malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. The most serious charge is now first-degree murder, prosecutors said Thursday. Police say he fatally struck Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old Charlottesville paralegal, and injured 36 […]