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  • Google skips the console and launches new video game streaming service

    Google isn’t making a gaming console. It is, however, launching a streaming service just for video games that will work on any TV with Chromecast, computers running a Chrome browser, and Google’s Pixel devices. You don’t download the games to your devices, just play them over any Wi-Fi connection. The Netflix-like product is called Stadia (that’s the proper plural of “stadium”) and is expected to launch later this year with big name titles including “Assassins Creed Odyssey” and special YouTube […]

  • Historic floods that killed 4 and displaced hundreds force 75 Nebraska cities to issue emergency declarations

    The major flooding that left at least four dead in Nebraska and Iowa over the past week is slowly receding in some areas, but rivers likely will be flooded for days more, and additional rain and melting snow are expected to make flooding worse in other parts of the Plains and Midwest. More than 8 million people were under flood warnings Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said, as the heartland deals with the aftermath of snow melt and a “bomb […]

  • Wendy Williams reveals she’s seeking treatment and living in a sober house

    NEW YORK — Wendy Williams got incredibly candid during her show Tuesday about her struggle with addiction. The host of “The Wendy Williams Show” told viewers she is living in a sober house and talked about her past struggles with cocaine. “I have been living in a sober house,” she said tearfully. “You know, I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment. There are people in your family; it might […]

  • President Trump touts strong relationship with Brazilian President

    WASHINGTON — When talk emerged last autumn of a “Trump of the Tropics” running for president in Brazil, the actual US President Donald Trump took keen interest. On Tuesday, the man who adopted President Trump’s combative persona — in person and on Twitter — met his new friend during an official visit to the White House. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sat for chummy bilateral talks with President Trump, scheduled to be followed by a joint news conference, all illustrating what […]

  • Pixar releases first full-length trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’

    Your favorite gang of toys is back, and the latest adventure looks like the most action-packed yet. Pixar dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming “Toy Story 4” movie Tuesday, featuring all your old favorites including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, Hamm the Piggy Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head plus the newest character, a spork named Forky. But Forky, who is voiced by Tony Hale, isn’t so sure he wants to be part of the pack, and he […]

  • Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her

    Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor’s orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too. Grieving and frightened, just days after her son’s death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends. Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments: You’re a terrible mother. You killed your child. You deserved what happened to your son. This is all […]

  • Airforce airman killed trying to stop gas station robbery; search for suspects continues

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas police are looking for at least two men who shot and killed a senior airman during a gas station robbery Friday, KARK is reporting. Police said the suspects shot and killed 23-year-old Shawn McKeough when he tried to stop the armed robbery. “It’s kind of hard for me to understand what his family is going through and his friends,” Robert Herring told KARK. “Had his whole life ahead of him, just trying to do […]

  • These are the world’s most expensive cities to live in for 2019

    The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed — and the No. 1 spot belongs not to one singly city, but to three destinations. Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are joint leaders on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. France’s capital city, which has been one of the top 10 since 2003, moved up this year, while last year’s fourth most expensive city, Hong Kong, jumped up three positions, leading to a tie at […]

  • Blaze at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday

    HOUSTON — A fire burning at a petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston could burn for two more days. Firefighters are taking a defensive posture and letting the blaze burn through fuel stored in tanks at the site, officials said Monday. Ray Russell, spokesman for Channel Industries Mutual Aid, which is helping in the response, said firefighters have had “pretty good success controlling the fire” and stopping it from spreading to other tanks. The tanks that are burning contain gas, […]

  • Alan Krueger, famed economist, dies at age 58

    Former White House economist and Princeton University professor Alan Krueger died Sunday, the school announced Monday. He was 58. Krueger served as chief economist at the Department of Labor under President Bill Clinton and chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013 under former President Barack Obama, who issued a statement Monday afternoon lauding Krueger’s contributions to the recovery from the great recession. “He saw economic policy not as a matter of abstract theories, but as a way to make people’s […]

  • George W. Bush: ‘Immigration is a blessing and a strength’

    DALLAS — Former President George W. Bush appeared at a naturalization ceremony Monday where he praised the nation’s immigrant history and called on lawmakers to deliver comprehensive immigration reform. “America’s elected representatives have a duty to regulate who comes in and when,” Bush said at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where dozens took the oath of allegiance to become citizens. “In meeting this responsibility, it helps to remember that America’s immigrant history made us who we are. […]

  • This lighter helps smokers kick the habit

    The goal of Lebanese startup Slighter is to eventually go out of business, but it hopes to help millions of smokers kick their habit along the way. Its only product is a $129 black, gas cigarette lighter that relies on a combination of tracking, some shaming and flame withholding. The device, which is packed with sensors and artificial intelligence, spends the first week familiarizing itself with the frequency of the user’s typical smoking schedule. A companion app collects the data […]

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