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people won’t vote once and now 3 million are voting twice?


msnbc’s joy reid went off on president donald trump for his claim this week that three million people, registered in two states, voted illegally in both.“look, this is a guy who loves conspiracy theories,” reid said, noting that it is odd to have an american president who peddles such theories. “he’s now listening to some crank talk about his theory — it just so happens, not only were there 3 million — exactly the number trump loses by — but all of them voted for hillary clinton.”reid said that according to phillips and trump, it isn’t a case where 3 million people could have voted illegally and they voted for a variety of candidates. rather, according to this theory, every single one of them voted for clinton over trump.“we have a country that is near the bottom in the western world for v






barack obama's memoir could earn him a $20 million a nce


barack obama’s post-presidency career is already looking to be a financial windfall. according to the new york times, obama could fetch an a nce of more than $20 million for his memoir.the potential multi-million paycheck would be more than any other former president in u.s. history.read: barack and michelle obama set their focus on the obama foundation“his is going to be easily the most valuable presidential memoir ever,” predicted hael sagalyn of the icm/sagalyn literary agency. “and i think michelle obama has the opportunity to sell the most valuable first lady memoir in history.”sagalyn believes that the former potus could bring in as much as $30 million to write at least two books.by comparison, bill clinton earned $15 million for his 2004 autobiog hy, my life, while george w. bush sn






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn sunday:02-04-05-06-10-11-14-15-16-17 -20(two, four, five, six, ten, eleven, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty)estimated jackpot: $15 millionestimated jackpot: $206 million






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn urday:02-04-05-08-10-11-12-14-16-17-20-21(two, four, five, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-one)estimated jackpot: $15 millionestimated jackpot: $187 million






a glance at proposed state spending for marijuana programs


sacramento, calif. (ap) — california gov. jerry brown this month recommended spending over $50 million in his proposed budget for marijuana regulation. it’s anticipated the funds will be repaid after taxes begin coming in. here’s a breakdown of some of the proposals:— department of consumer affairs: $22.5 million, to develop regulations for the transportation, storage, distribution and sale of legal marijuana, along with licensing and enforcement.— department of food and agriculture: $23.4 million, to develop regulations for marijuana cultivation, including licenses for growers.— board of equalization: $5.3 million, to notify businesses of new tax requirements and update systems to process taxes.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn urday:02-03-04-05-07-09-11-13-15 -19-24(two, three, four, five, seven, nine, eleven, thirteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-four)02-04-05-08-10-11-12-14-16-17-20-21(two, four, five, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-one)8-9-3(eight, nine, three)02-17-23-26-38, ball: 5(two, seventeen, twenty-three, twenty-six, thirty-eight; ball: five)estimated jackpot: $3.55 millionestimated jackpot: $15 million06-08-12-21-24(six, eight, twelve, twenty-one, twenty-four)estimated jackpot: $38,00012-20-39-49-69, powerball: 17, power play: 2(twelve, twenty, thirty-nine, forty-nine, sixty-nine; powerball: seventeen; power play: two)estimated jackpot: $187 million






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn urday:02-04-05-08-10-11-12-14-16-17-20-21(two, four, five, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-one)8-9-3(eight, nine, three)estimated jackpot: $15 million06-08-12-21-24(six, eight, twelve, twenty-one, twenty-four)estimated jackpot: $38,000estimated jackpot: $187 million






u.k., turkey deepen defense links as erdogan hosts may


ankara—british prime minister theresa may on urday said she and turkish president recep tayyip erdogan were deepening their defense links, amid criticism at home that she is putting trade ahead of concerns about the rule of law in turkey.mrs. may said the u.k. and turkey had agreed to a £100 million ($125.5 million) defense deal that would see british weapons maker bae systems plc help design turkish jets. the agreement will pave...






jermain defoe is the most valuable player in the premier league


think of all the stars in the premier league. who is coming to your mind? it’s probably the usual cast of characters. paul pogba, zlatan ibarhimovic, sergio aguero, diego costa, harry kane, alexis sanchez, kevin de bruyne and a whole slew of others. but you would probably have to list off about 50 players before you even thought to name of a player who is more valuable to his club, or perhaps in the league, than any of the players listed above.jermain defoe.you read that right. the same jermain defoe who has been around the block and then some. the same jermain defoe who has had stints at west ham, bournemouth (when they were a league two side), tottenham, portsmouth, tottenham again, toronto fc, tottenham a third time, and finally sunderland, is currently the most valuable player in the p






ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million


warder, ethiopia (ap) — the carc es of goats and sheep litter the ground near the airstrip in this remote eastern region of ethiopia, which is struggling to counter a new drought that authorities say has left 5.6 million people in urgent need of istance.u.n. humanitarian chief stephen o’brien visited a local p for displaced persons on urday, saying that “these people are really struggling to survive.” he cautioned, however, against “dramatizing by saying this may degenerate into famine.”last year’s drought, exacerbated by the el nino climate phenomenon that affected seasonal rains, left 10.2 million people hungry and killed several hundred thousand of the animals that the local pastoralists depend on for their livelihood.sarah aliso e to the garlogube displaced persons p from a village 70






mn lottery


minneapolis _ these minnesota lotteries were drawn urday:02-03-04-05-07-09-11-13-15 -19-24(two, three, four, five, seven, nine, eleven, thirteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-four)02-04-05-08-10-11-12-14-16-17-20-21(two, four, five, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-one)8-9-3(eight, nine, three)02-17-23-26-38, ball: 5(two, seventeen, twenty-three, twenty-six, thirty-eight; ball: five)estimated jackpot: $3.55 millionestimated jackpot: $15 million06-08-12-21-24(six, eight, twelve, twenty-one, twenty-four)estimated jackpot: $38,00012-20-39-49-69, powerball: 17, power play: 2(twelve, twenty, thirty-nine, forty-nine, sixty-nine; powerball: seventeen; power play: two)






marquette university building to be named after ex-president


milwaukee — the first residence hall built at marquette university in 50 years will be named after one of its most beloved former presidents who still works on pus in fundraising.president michael lovell announced earlier this month that the two-tower complex will be named in honor of the rev. robert a. wild, the milwaukee journal sentinel (http://bit.ly/2jxhrct) reported.the naming of the residence hall is being made possible by alumni ray and kay eckstein, who have challenged the university to raise another $10 million toward construction. the couple will match that $10 million once that goal is met."we are very happy that there will be a place at marquette that bears his name in recognition of his many contributions revitalizing and building the pus during his presidency," said ray ecks






california home buyer uses bitcoin to make purchase, makes huge profit


why it matters to you while this may not be a common tale for bitcoin, it shows that the cryptocurrency is an increasingly accepted tender.sometimes, making a payment results in a big payday — for you. at least, if you’re making that payment with a volatile cryptocurrency that has a tendency to undergo rather large swings in worth. one bitcoin enthusiast managed to luck into not only a new house, but a $1.3 million profit as a result of his payment choices. rather than taking out a mortgage, cutting a check, or arriving with a suitcase of cash, a recent california homebuyer decided to purchase a $4 million estate with the cryptocurrency.as bitpay cco sonny singh told speaking to bloomberg markets, a real estate developer approached signh and his company to discuss an offer for an expensiv






california home buyer uses bitcoin to make purchase, makes huge profit


why it matters to you while this may not be a common tale for bitcoin, it shows that the cryptocurrency is an increasingly accepted tendersometimes, making a payment results in a big payday — for you. at least, if you’re making that payment with a volatile cryptocurrency that has a tendency to undergo rather large swings in worth. one bitcoin enthusiast managed to luck into not only a new house, but a $1.3 million profit as a result of his payment choices. rather than taking out a mortgage, cutting a check, or arriving with a suitcase of cash, a recent california homebuyer decided to purchase a $4 million estate with the cryptocurrency.as bitpay cco sonny singh told speaking to bloomberg markets, a real estate developer approached signh and his company to discuss an offer for an expensive






'she decides': dutch put millions into birth control fund


the hague, netherlands — the dutch government says it is putting 10 million euros ($10.7 million) into an international fund it launched to finance access to birth control, abortion and education for women in developing nations after president donald trump cut u.s. funding for such services.lilianne ploumen, the minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, said urday she was making the initial contribution and launched the fund — "she decides - global fundraising initiative" — with a website .ploumen says she has received thousands of reactions — the vast majority of them positive — after announcing the fund tuesday.that move e a day after trump signed an executive memorandum reinstituting a ban on u.s. funding to international groups that perform abortions or even provide infor






charlotte thinks a $175m mls stadium will help heal racial divisions


no matter how many studies show that new sports stadiums don’t help cities nearly as much as officials say they will, people across america keep on insisting a new stadium is the cure for all of their cities’ ills.in the latest and perhaps most ridiculous example, michael smith, ceo of charlotte center city partners, thinks a proposed mls stadium in charlotte would heal the city’s racial divisions.via the charlotte observer:smith also said the new stadium would offer an opportunity to help heal the racial divisions in charlotte that erupted following the sept. 20 keith lamont scott shooting by a charlotte-mecklenburg police officer.“this is a $175 million public project,” said smith. “we as a city were changed last september … this is an opportunity for us to have a really large investment






‘a dog’s purpose’ opens to $18.4 million amid controversy


los angeles (ap) — opening in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott, “a dog’s purpose” still managed to earn $18.4 million, according to studio estimates sunday.tracking expectations had pegged the family film to open in the mid $20-million range, but it had a healthy debut nonetheless for a movie that cost only $22 million to produce.representatives of universal pictures, which distributed the amblin-produced film starring dennis quaid, say the opening was in line with their hopes.audiences gave the film an “a” cinemascore, indicating that word of mouth should be positive going forward.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“it’s a great start for what i think is going to be a long-term playout on the title,” said nick carpou, un






dentist gets $1.1 million fine for identity theft of dead colleague


one new jersey dentist sought to carry on the memory of his deceased colleague in a way that has landed him with a hefty bill. according to the new york daily news, roben brookhim will face a $1.1 million fine for uming the identity of his former ociate, john kirkland jr.read: teen who opened fake medical practice indicted for trying to illegally purchase a carbrookhim, 58, reportedly issued bills to medicaid under kirkland’s identity at ociated dental from 2005 to 2012. in addition to this million dollar fine, brookhim is barred from practicing dentistry for 50 years. in a statement issued by the chief counsel of the inspector general, gregory demske, brookhim’s case will serve as a lesson to those who plan to follow in his illegal footsteps. “this case sends a strong warning that individ






with snap’s ipo around the corner, amplify closes its third fund with $10 millio


l.a. is getting a star turn, with the most iconic of its local startups — snap — on the cusp of going public. locals expect much more than an endless string of headlines about its ipo performance, too. “the initial performance of the stock will be almost irrelevant,” says paul bricault, cofounder of the l.a.-based accelerator and seed-stage venture fund amplify. “the ipo will shine a bigger spotlight on l.a. tech, and it will likely spin out more snap execs as founders of new startups over time —  as well as likely inject more capital into angel funding of startups in l.a.”bricault has reason for optimism. five-year-old amplify just closed its third fund with $10 million, and it could use new, promising startups  to fund, as well as more capital sloshing around l.a. for follow-on funding.






after 25 days, blaine woman realizes she has $1 million lottery ticket


for more than three weeks, joey hunter went about her life — until she learned that a lottery drawing on the dawning of a new year had made her a millionaire.the blaine woman abandoned her hair appointment on thursday, when she realized that she was one of two people who captured the top $1 million prize in the annual minnesota millionaire raffle.hunter said she heard one of the $1 million tickets was sold at kwik trip in coon ids shortly after the jan. 1 drawing. “i didn’t think much of it,” she recalled. “i didn’t think i bought my ticket there.”but it was while she was heading to that hair touch-up that she finally got around to checking her ticket and discovered her good fortune. “i started bawling right away,” she said.just the same, she kept her appointment — but not all of it.about






100 doors : aliens space


from creators of 100 doors 2013. over 40 million people around the world play in gipnetix's doors games. but you have never seen the doors like these before. 100 doors: aliens space is epic sequel of the most popular free-to-play puzzle game - 100 doors 2013. you will dive into robotic new world with the atmosphere of risk, excitement and pleasure. enjoy turning gears and great mechanical animations. open new door and get the opportunity to shine your mind and intellect. main features: 80 levels (each update will add new levels). great sounds. fantastic g hic. complete utilization of your devices features. different themed floors. it's free. top puzzles in google play. free regular updates - new puzzles and enjoyable bonuses. over 40 million players around the worldlast, but not least,






‘a dog’s purpose’ opens to $18.4 million amid controversy


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koch political network to spend $300m to $400m over 2 years


indian wells, calif. (ap) — the conservative koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next two years, intensifying its nationwide efforts in the initial years of donald trump’s presidency.network officials disclosed their rough spending plans urday as donors gathered at a luxury el in the california desert.billionaire industrialist charles koch is hosting the event, which has attracted more than 550 donors, each willing to donate at least $100,000 each year to the various groups backed by the koch brothers — a network of education, policy and political entities that aim to promote a smaller, less intrusive government.koch and many of his top donors refused to support trump in the run-up to his election.most read stor






deadfire,' asks for $1.1 million through fig (updated)


update, 1/27/2017, 9:56 a.m. pst: well that didn't take long. less than 24 hours after the start of the paign, pillars of eternity ii: deadfire has already reached its $1.1 million funding goal. however, you can still pledge your support for the game before the paign ends on february 24.obsidian entertainment is back in action with yet another game in development. after the release of tyranny as well as the the second part of “the white march” expansion for pillars of eternity last year, the studio just announced that it’s working on pillars of eternity ii: deadfire. however, obsidian needs additional funding via fig from its loyal fans.in the sequel, you’re still playing as the watcher of caed nua in what seems to be a peaceful time. however, eothas, the god of light and rebirth, returns






lightinthebox online shopping


with the latest lightinthebox app, you can easily start a fantastic journey for shopping. we offer more than a million trending items, ranging from fashion, wedding, prom, home, lifestyle, electronics, and gadgets with amazing price. we are adding new products everyday and often have sales promotion with great discount. there are 10+ million people from 200+ countries have already made isfactory orders from us. join us. lightinthebox is the official app for lightinthebox.com, a new york stock exchange listed global online shopping platform company (nyse: litb). with the lightinthebox app's intuitive interface you can tap into our amazing line of products to purchase items on the go. with the lightinthebox app's intuitive interface you can tap into our amazing line of products to purchas






oregon faces 90 percent reduction in federal timber money


salem, ore. (ap) — a u.s. forest service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up, and that means oregon will see a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many counties since environmental rules curtailed logging nearly 30 years ago.the salem statesman journal (http://stjr.nl/2k8hcvp) reported friday that the changes will impact more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts in 41 states.the secure rural schools program was enacted in 2000 to help ease the financial blow after a dramatic reduction in logging in the 1990s.but the program has not been reauthorized and payments going forward will revert to a 1908 law that dedicates 25 percent of timber revenues to local governments.most rea






for 25 days, blaine woman unaware she had $1m lottery ticket


for more than three weeks, joey hunter went about her life — until she learned that a lottery drawing on the dawning of a new year had made her a millionaire.the blaine woman abandoned her hair appointment on thursday, when she realized that she was one of two people who captured the top $1 million prize in the annual minnesota millionaire raffle.hunter said she heard one of the $1 million tickets was sold at kwik trip in coon ids shortly after the jan. 1 drawing. "i didn't think much of it," she recalled. "i didn't think i bought my ticket there."but it was while she was heading to that hair touch-up that she finally got around to checking her ticket and discovered her good fortune. "i started bawling right away," she said.just the same, she kept her appointment — but not all of it.about






arrogate wins the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational


there is no doubt now that arrogate is the best horse in the world after winning the $12 million pegasus world cup invitational in convincing fashion. the anticipated matchup with california chrome never really developed as chrome closed out his career with a very disappointing ninth, the worst finish in his 27-race career. urday’s race at gulfstream park in south florida started with arrogate trying to hustle out from the 1 and chrome trying to get to the front from the 12. arrogate fared better as chrome entered the first turn six wide. the two drew even along the backstretch as noble bird and neolithic set the pace.as they navigated the final turn, jockey mike smith asked arrogate to move and he did effortlessly. chrome just didn’t seem to have it and jockey victor espinoza conceded tha






alphabet posts 4q profit, higher taxes hurt earnings


alphabet inc revealed its fourth-quarter financial results and they are somewhat of a mixed bag. during the holiday season revenue from advertising went up 17.4% to $22.4 billion. however earnings per share were $9.36, which is lower than the $9.67 expected by analysts.the cfo ruth porat underlined that the company broadens its business in hardware, app sales and cloud services which climbed 62% to $3.4 billion.results could be even better but google was hit with a higher tax rate of 22%, contributing to the dent in profitability.google-branded hardware showed promise - google home, the pixel gained traction over the holidays, google ceo sundar pichai said to the media.research companies estimate google will hit $60.92 billion in search ad revenue for 2016, or almost 60% of the search ad m






a million firecrackers on a random road in china


even though these fireworks are just for fun, there’s something kind of terrifying about this video. watch as these fireworks explosions get closer and closer to the era.full story at youtube.more oddities. posted by josh urich






transitional craftsman remains rooted in venice's history


tucked behind hedges and fences on a venice walk street, this transitional craftsman was built more than a century ago by area founder and conservationist abbot kinney for his son, thornton.  the breezy two-story was later renovated and expanded in 2006 by local architect michael hricak, who added a new wing while preserving much of the original details. among the ver ile spaces is a whitewashed living room with built-in benches around the fireplace. the rooftop deck takes in sweeping ocean views.the detailslocation: 16 park ave., venice, 90291asking price: $2.985 millionyear built: 1906house size: 2,825 square feet, three bathrooms, four bedroomslot size: 4,809-square-foot lotfeatures: courtyard entry, original built-ins and molding; updated kitchen; breakfast area; sunroom, living room,






koch political network to spend $300m to $400m over 2 years


indian wells, calif. (ap) — the conservative koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next two years, intensifying its nationwide efforts in the initial years of donald trump’s presidency.network officials disclosed their rough spending plans urday as donors gathered at a luxury el in the california desert. the investment, backed by the organization’s extensive nationwide network, positions the billionaire industrialist family to play a major role in the debate over several trump priorities — even those they oppose.“we’re just getting started,” billionaire industrialist charles koch said at the opening reception for the weekend conference, which attracted more than 550 donors, each willing to donate at least $100,000






paypal q4 solid, revenue up 17 percent


paypal delivered solid fourth quarter and fiscal year financials after the bell thursday.what's on zdnetthe san jose, calif.-based payments company reported a net income of $390 million, or 32 cents per share.non-gaap earnings were 42 cents per share on revenue of $2.98 billion, up 17 percent year over year.wall street was looking for earnings of 42 cents per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.for the year, paypal brought in $10.84 billion in revenue on non-gaap earnings of $1.15 per share.paypal says it processed $99 billion in total payment volume (tpv) during the fourth quarter and $354 in tpv for the fiscal year. the company says it added 18 million new customers in 2016, ending the year with 197 million active customer accounts.venmo, the company's social payments platform, processed $






'she decides': dutch put millions into birth control fund


the hague, netherlands — the dutch government announced urday it's putting 10 million euros ($10.7 million) into an international fund it has launched to finance access to birth control, abortion and education for women in developing nations after president donald trump cut u.s. funding for such services.lilianne ploumen, the minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, said she was making the initial contribution and launched the fund — "she decides - global fundraising initiative" — with a website .ploumen said she has received thousands of reactions — the vast majority of them positive — since announcing the fund tuesday. that move e a day after trump signed an executive memorandum reinstituting a ban on u.s. funding to international groups that perform abortions or even prov






arrogate wins $12-million pegasus as california chrome fades to ninth


the  showdown racing fans anticipated between horse of the year california chrome and horse of the world arrogate failed to materialize urday in the pegasus world cup invitational at gulfstream park. arrogate blew open the $12-million race going to the far turn, leaving california chrome in his wake to struggle home a distant ninth, 29 1/2 lengths behind.it was the poorest performance of california chrome's 27-race career, which ended in the pegasus. there was a report x-rays were going to be taken of his right knee.“he didn't look real comfortable,” california chrome trainer art sherman said. “he didn't break as sharp as he usually does and then he got hung out so wide. but down the backside he had no excuse.“he looked like he was listless. i don't know why. this is the first bad race he'






obama ethics rule unenforced in trump white house


this article originally appeared on the international business times. when exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson signed on to work for donald trump’s new administration, he set himself up to receive a quick cash infusion: exxon committed to giving him an $180 million retirement package just as he moves to lead a state department that oversees exxon-related public…






details emerge about jeffrey katzenberg’s new-media venture


longtime hollywood executive jeffrey katzenberg has raised nearly $600 million to invest in digital and technology ventures, according to a regulatory filing.the filing thursday morning offers new details on the latest career move for mr. katzenberg, who served as chief executive at dreamworks animation skg inc. before it was sold last year to...






‘she decides’: dutch put millions into birth control fund


the hague, netherlands (ap) — the dutch government announced urday it’s putting 10 million euros ($10.7 million) into an international fund it has launched to finance access to birth control, abortion and education for women in developing nations after president donald trump cut u.s. funding for such services.lilianne ploumen, the minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, said she was making the initial contribution and launched the fund — “she decides – global fundraising initiative” — with a website .ploumen said she has received thousands of reactions — the vast majority of them positive — since announcing the fund tuesday. that move e a day after trump signed an executive memorandum reinstituting a ban on u.s. funding to international groups that perform abortions or even






microsoft q2 strong, says commercial cloud tops $14 billion annual run rate


more tech earningsmicrosoft reported strong second quarter results, as the company said its commercial cloud annual run rate tops $14 billion.commercial cloud run rate is calculated by taking revenue from the last month of the quarter for office 365 commercial, azure, dynamics 365, and other cloud properties and multiplying it by 12. the company's various business units are intersecting with the cloud. for instance, microsoft said that four out of five new dynamics enterprise customers went with the cloud-based dynamics 365. microsoft has also broadened its reach as the company noted that 65 million monthly active devices are using office on ios and android, double the amount last year. in addition, surface revenue was $1.32 billion in the second quarter, down from $1.35 billion a year ago






in frigid cold, mongolians stand in protest of air pollution


ulaanbaatar, mongolia — thousands of mongolians stood in frigid weather urday for the second time this winter to protest the government response to smog that routinely blankets their capital.an estimated 7,000 people, many of them wearing air masks and gas masks underneath thick winter hats, braved temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees celsius (minus 4 fahrenheit). standing in the city's central sukhbataar square, they held black balloons and protest signs. one banner read: "wake up and smell the smog."ulaanbaatar is one of the world's coldest capitals, and more than half of the city's 1.3 million residents rely on burning raw coal, plastic, rubber tires and other materials to stay warm and cook meals in their homes. in impoverished neighborhoods that ring the city, known as ger di






in frigid cold, mongolians stand in protest of air pollution


ulaanbaatar, mongolia — thousands of mongolians stood in frigid weather urday for the second time this winter to protest the government response to smog that routinely blankets their capital.an estimated 7,000 people, many of them wearing air masks and gas masks underneath thick winter hats, braved temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees celsius (minus 4 fahrenheit). standing in the city's central sukhbataar square, they held black balloons and protest signs. one banner read: "wake up and smell the smog."ulaanbaatar is one of the world's coldest capitals, and more than half of the city's 1.3 million residents rely on burning raw coal, plastic, rubber tires and other materials to stay warm and cook meals in their homes. in impoverished neighborhoods that ring the city, known as ger di






bernie sanders attacks mike mulvaney over defunding planned parenthood


vermont senator bernie sanders grilled rep. mick mulvaney (r-s.c.), the white house budget chief nominee, on tuesday over his 2015 crusade to defund planned parenthood and his stance that social security is “a ponzi scheme,.”sanders referenced a july 2015 letter in which the congressman wrote to house republicans “vehemently urging” them to “use every available tool” to defund planned parenthood.“i hear a lot of talk in this body from our republican friends about choice. ‘we want to give people choice,’” sanders said. “two-and-a-half million americans, many low-income women, choose planned parenthood as their choice for health care. why would you deny them that choice?”when mulvaney responded by saying he wanted to move funding from planned parenthood to federally qualified health care cli






box office: 'split' maintains hold on top spot for friday


m. night shyamalan’s “split” continued to lead the way at the box office for the second consecutive week, outpacing newcomers “a dog’s purpose” and “resident evil: the final chapter.”the multiple-personality thriller starring james mcavoy, released by universal pictures, earned an estimated $7.9 million on friday to retain its hold on the top spot. the film took in $40 million in its opening weekend last week, and could pick up $25 million if this current pace holds, analysts said.“a dog’s purpose” from universal pictures and amblin entertainment opened in second place on friday with $5.3 million, according to estimates. the family drama featuring the voice of josh gad as a dog that experiences multiple lifetimes has sparked a furor heading into its debut after a video from the production






lendingclub chairman launches new fintech vc fund


nyca partners, a venture-capital firm founded by veteran banker and lendingclub corp. chairman hans morris, announced friday that it raised a new $125 million fund to invest in financial-technology startups.nyca investment fund, lp will be one of the largest fintech-focused funds to launch following a humbling year for the nascent sector. venture investment into private fintech companies fell 42% to $3.5 billion in 2016 and was even...






china’s ant financial, owned by trump ally jack ma, makes u.s. play


at a time when globalization is being called into question, china’s biggest online-payments company is seeking a foothold in the u.s. with a major acquisition.ant financial services group, which works closely with alibaba group holding ltd. and is controlled by alibaba founder jack ma, announced a deal thursday to buy u.s. money-transfer provider moneygram international inc. for $880 million. the closely held chinese firm, which sports a $60 billion valuation, will pay $13.25 a share for the dallas-based company, a 12%...






7 security startups that raised venture capital in january


among the first security firms to announce funding in 2017 was cloud access security broker (casb) vendor bitgl . on jan. 6, bitgl announced a $45m series c round of funding, bringing total funding to date up to $80 million. "cloud and mobile are driving business data beyond the firewall, introducing new security and compliance risks," nat kausik, ceo, bitgl said in a statement. " bitgl "delivers real-time inline data protection in the cloud, at access and on any device," kausik's statement said.






in frigid cold, mongolians stand in protest of air pollution


ulaanbaatar, mongolia (ap) — thousands of mongolians stood in frigid weather urday for the second time this winter to protest the government response to smog that routinely blankets their capital.an estimated 7,000 people, many of them wearing air masks and gas masks underneath thick winter hats, braved temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees celsius (minus 4 fahrenheit). standing in the city’s central sukhbataar square, they held black balloons and protest signs. one banner read: “wake up and smell the smog.”ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s coldest capitals, and more than half of the city’s 1.3 million residents rely on burning raw coal, plastic, rubber tires and other materials to stay warm and cook meals in their homes. in impoverished neighborhoods that ring the city, known as g






syrian it expert extends web lifeline to fellow migrants


berlin — migrants navigating a new language, unfamiliar cultural conventions and germany's multitude of rules and regulations are finding help online in their adoptive country courtesy of one of their own.the website arabalmanya.com — which translates to "arabs in germany" — was founded a year ago by syrian it expert talal mando. the site contains a range of information, including news about germany, feature stories explaining german culture and crucial job offers for newcomers."no one e to germany to sit around," mando, who was part of the flood of 890,000 migrants who e to germany in 2015, said of the site's success. "the people want to work and learn new things."the idea for the site e to mando shortly after the soft-spoken 28-year-old arrived in germany and started looking for guidance






mario story: craft mode


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nfl, legal future for bengals' jones under review


cincinnati — bengals cornerback adam "pacman" jones is trying to prove to the people who will determine his future that he's making up for his latest mistakes in a career marked by legal troubles.his team, the nfl and a county prosecutor all have decisions to make about how to discipline jones, who is getting treatment for alcohol and anger issues as he stands accused of scuffling with a security guard and police and spitting on a jail nurse. authorities say the confrontation started when jones started pounding on doors at a el near the bengals' stadium.one factor to consider is cincinnati police video released this week that shows jones swearing at police after his jan. 3 arrest on charges including ault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. the video prompted apologies f