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Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will be completed on Monday


It's a familiar tale from Amazon , which disrupted the books and other household staples by offering more competitive prices than brick-and-mortar stores. Despite their different pricing models, both Amazon and Whole Foods cater mostly to higher-income shoppers. Customers will also be able to send returns back to Amazon during a trip to Whole Foods. Read More »

Zinke Set to Reveal Decision on Fate of National Monuments


How much are you giving away to the coal, oil, and gas industries, @SecretaryZinke ? Several are about the size of the state of DE, including Mojave Trails in California, and Utah's Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears , which is on sacred tribal land. Read More »

Sadhvi rape: Punjab, Haryana on high alert


Moreover, the government has canceled trains and has closed the government offices as precautionary measures of the riots. Haryana DGP BS Sandhu told Chandigarh Newsline that it had been impossible to prevent the followers from the gathering in Panchkula. Read More »

USA never really planned to leave Afghanistan, Russian senator says

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif added his voice to a chorus of indignation in Pakistan over the US criticism, reiterating Pakistan's denial that it harbors militants. The "rules of engagement" have contributed to American casualty figures. One infamous example includes a $6 million program created to breed Italian and Afghan goats for better cashmere to improve the yield. Read More »

Flake Brushes off Trump's Criticism as President Lands in His Backyard


That's the truth. If you watched that speech as an American, you had to be thinking, 'What in the world is going on?' This is the person we elected as the president of the United States? President Donald Trump said the media misrepresented his condemnation of white supremacists last week, but he did not address the controversial elements of his remarks blaming all sides for violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville . Read More »

Reliance JioPhone to start booking from today


Reliance JioPhone will be available for pre-booking from both online and offline channels. There you will see the front banner with "Book Jio Phone " Click on it. There's a 2-megapixel rear camera at the back and a VGA front camera . The device can also record video and supports playback of 720p video in MPEG4, h.263 and h.264 formats. Read More »

Paul Ryan pushes back against Trump's shutdown comments


I heard first hand from the frontline agents about the security threats they confront each and every day, and I pledged my continued resolve to them, and all of you, to keep our country safe", Trump said . NY time on Friday at the Kansas City Fed's symposium. "I'm always concerned when he opens his mouth, to be honest with you, because usually nothing good comes of it and it's not good for markets", Lane said on "Closing Bell". Read More »

The threat of a Trump is not afraid — NAFTA


Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, departs the White House in Washington, Tuesday , Aug. 22, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Hamer is in Mexico on a trade mission with a bipartisan delegation of about two dozen state lawmakers. "They have made such great deals, both of the countries, but in particular, Mexico, that I don't think we can make a deal", Trump said. Read More »

Kyrie Irving x Isaiah Thomas Trade — NBA Twitter Reacts


Many people are referring to yesterday's blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics as a swap of All-Star point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas . Jae Crowder however should make a real difference for Cleveland. All of you are going to say that Tristan Thompson is already the starting big man for the franchise from Ohio. Read More »

Powerball fever: Who wants to be a $700 millionaire?


If you win the jackpot on Wednesday, you can choose between a $700 million payout over 29 years or take a cash prize for $443.3 million - before state and federal taxes. I don't think I've ever bought a Powerball ticket, but I'm gonna buy it for the gang at work and we'll split it up - divvy it up - and we'll see what happens. Read More »

Barcelona car rampage was part of larger planned attack


Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Memorials for the victims of the terror attacks take place in Barcelona . This means Younes Abouyaaqoub , on the run, is the final missing suspect. Police could not confirm if Abouyaaqoub was the suspected driver or had some other role. Four men, aged 21, 27, 28 and 34, who were arrested in connection with the attacks remain in custody. Read More »

Solar eclipse 'amazing' experience for local viewers


For local residents that would like to experience today's solar eclipse without having to leave town, you can head to the Jacksonville Public Library for a special viewing event. "I was meant to be here", Kalin said. "It's kind of been a mad scramble because i didn't expect near as many people", says Andy Oliver, San Angelo Astronomy Association President. Read More »

South Korea: Trump Won't Go to War Without Our Say-So


Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? -South Korean military drills it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior US military commanders on Tuesday dismissed calls to pause or downsize exercises they called crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang . Read More »

Context is key on Confederate monuments


How far do we go? Duke University announced that it removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it had been vandalized. He withdrew his loyalty to the United States of America by fighting for the Confederacy. It is hard to imagine another country to allow members of a defeated military to leave the war with their horses, rifles and lives intact, as was the case in the Civil War. Read More »

South Korea, US Set For Divisive Military Drills


An image of South Korean and United States troops staging the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military drills . After a July missile test by North Korea , Mr Trump went on Twitter to ask whether Mr Kim had "anything better to do with his life?" In a commentary carried by the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the North warned of an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war" on the peninsula. Read More »

Samsung's Bixby Voice Now Available in Over 200 Countries

The presumed Galaxy Note 8 , meanwhile, is a successor of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 , whose production was suspended a year ago due to a battery problem. The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. Samsung continues to lead the smartphone market of India with record market share of 24%. "Although demand for utility smartphones remains strong, there is growing demand in emerging markets for 4G smartphones, with more storage, better processors and more advanced cameras". Read More »

War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury

Both South Korea and the USA intend to move forward with the scheduled exercises that are set to begin Monday. "As far as a timeline, it would be insane for me to share with you those tripwires in advance". The US-South Korea joint war game would last till the end of this month. "That reason has not yet emerged", he said. The first official response from the North to the annual exercises came in a military statement from Pyongyang. Read More »

Seoul Warns Pyongyang Not To Exploit Joint US Military Drills


The messages in Rodong Sinmun , the official government newspaper, come a day before the U.S. starts the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises with South Korea . "But we don't need to be impatient", Moon said. But it declined to comment on whether the drills would be scaled back in an effort to ease tensions. Read More »

There will not be war on Korean Peninsula - Jae


Even though North Korea has backed off its plans to launch a missile strike near Guam this month, it may just be a matter of time before things re-escalate. If the president is to be believed, he stands ready to run any risk, pay any price and do whatever necessary to keep the US safe. "In close collaboration with our allies, there are strong military consequences if DPRK initiates hostilities", Mattis said, referring to an abbreviation of the North's official name, the Democratic People's ... Read More »

Trump, Charlottesville violence and southern monuments


Police arrested James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, accusing him of ramming his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing Heather Heyer , 32, a Charlottesville paralegal, and injuring 19 people. The backlash to his remarks was swift and bipartisan, and the fact that white supremacists cheered his statements did not go unnoticed. Instead, he argued that at both the Friday night tiki-torch rally on the University of Virginia's campus and the white supremacy rally in downtown ... Read More »

North Korea tells United Nations chief nuclear program not up for negotiation


The North responded by threatening to fire missiles toward the US Pacific island territory of Guam, but later said it was holding off while it waited to see what the United States would do next. "The Trump group's declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK ... is a reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war", Rodong Sinmun said, using the acronym for Democratic People's Republic of Korea , the nation's official name. Read More »

BMW shows off the new M5 in Need for Speed Payback


As expected , the sports sedan is powered by a 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine delivering 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go zero-to-62 miles per hour (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited 155-mph top speed . Read More »

Trump labels Graham's remarks on Charlottesville violence a 'disgusting lie'


Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson ". As a crisis deepened over Trump's response to violence last Saturday in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville arising from a white nationalist protest against the removal of a Confederate statue, the White House knocked down rumours that Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn might resign. Read More »

South Korea, US begin annual military drills, riling the North


Kim added, "If the Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the [North] will make an important decision as it already declared", meaning he might still order a strike against Guam, or put some missiles offshore to test American resolve. Read More »

Trump Defends Monuments To The Pro-Slavery Confederacy


Carson said that while the speaker has a "tough job", he would "get more respect from his constituents and from the American people if he becomes bolder in rebuking and distancing himself from the Trump administration". Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. The Twitter posts were the latest in his escalating remarks that critics contend validates white supremacist groups who led a bloody rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia . Read More »

Leading Republican senator joins criticism of Trump


Neither did Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), whose legislative district covers part of Sussex County. The city erupted in violence that would claim the life of Heather Heyer after she was struck by a vehicle driven by an alleged white supremacist . Read More »

Republicans, Dems split on Trump's response to Virginia attack


Signer called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville and asked that the governor and the state's General Assembly "come together in a special session so the legislature can swiftly act to enable localities to determine the fate of monuments like the Lee statue". Read More »

Death toll in Spain terror attacks rises to 15

Mr Saliba said Barcelona seemed like a safe place to holiday and the attack did shock him but the couple would not let the terrorist attack change their plans. Meanwhile, it has emerged that the apparent ringleader of the attacks - Imam Abdelbaki es Satty - had links to one of the men behind the 2004 Madrid attack . Read More »

Trump 'sad' over removal of 'our handsome statues'


He also said responsibility for the violence lay with both sides. Trump made it clear though on Thursday that he opposed removing Confederate monuments. "What about the alt-left that came charging... at the, as you say, the alt-right?" The nuanced statements reflect the party establishment's delicate dance. Read More »