A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.
Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. SEE ALSO: Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious It's just kind of funny that the man who has done all of the above couldn't get a sign for the protest that was bigger than a piece of computer paper. Like, at what point did DiCaprio realize he wanted a sign? Did he wake up in a hotel and say, "Shit, I forgot people were going to write things on posters and walk around with them at this thing I'm going to today," and then he went to the nearest Staples, a Staples with markers but without posterboard? Did the hotel have a green and a red marker and a file folder somewhere? Does he keep these things in a bag? Anyway, it's just funny. WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign
The 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.
The last of four US prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a "horrifying" end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the UN and EU renewed their opposition to the death penalty. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer, was the last of four inmates put to death over the space of a week -- the first such executions by the conservative southern state since 2005. "Press reports state that within three minutes into the execution, our client began coughing, convulsing, jerking and lurching with sound that was audible even with the microphone turned off," lawyer Shawn Nolan said in a statement.
Two US special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that the military was investigating whether the two troops may have been killed by ground fire, either by American forces or Afghan commandos taking part in the raid, though it appeared to be accidental. “We are investigating the circumstances of the combat deaths of the two Army Rangers in the beginning of what was an intense three-hour firefight,” Davis said.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company.
Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions. Needless to say, this fight stands to have a dramatic impact on Qualcomm's performance.
Apparently, Apple told Qualcomm that “Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017,” and it will continue to do so until the patent dispute is settled.
As a result, Qualcomm now expects revenue between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion for the third quarter. Its prior guidance was between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. Comparatively, Qualcomm reported $6.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. In other words, iPhone money is really important to the chipmaker.
"Apple is improperly interfering with Qualcomm's long-standing agreements with Qualcomm's licensees," executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg said.
"These license agreements remain valid and enforceable. While Apple has acknowledged that payment is owed for the use of Qualcomm's valuable intellectual property, it nevertheless continues to interfere with our contracts. Apple has now unilaterally declared the contract terms unacceptable; the same terms that have applied to iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads for a decade. Apple's continued interference with Qualcomm's agreements to which Apple is not a party is wrongful and the latest step in Apple's global attack on Qualcomm. We will continue vigorously to defend our business model, and pursue our right to protect and receive fair value for our technological contributions to the industry."
Things are definitely going to get interesting...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."
Trump Invites Philippines' Duterte to Washington in 'Friendly' CallSat, 29 Apr 2017 23:55:27 EDT US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington in a "friendly" call, in which the leaders discussed the "threat" of North Korea, the White House said."It was a very friendly conversation, in which the two leaders discussed...
US Marines Return to Afghanistan's Volatile HelmandSat, 29 Apr 2017 23:52:32 EDT US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban.The deployment of some 300 Marines to the...
Hasan Minhaj Takes on Trump, MediaSat, 29 Apr 2017 23:43:06 EDT "The Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj's roast of President Donald Trump Saturday at the White House Correspondent's Dinner got some giggles and groans.
WHCA President: Trump's Rhetoric About Media 'Dangerous' Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:20:34 EDT Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said Saturday at the WHCA dinner that press acces under President Donald Trump has been very good, but the rhetoric presented by the president about the media is "dangerous to a healthy Republic."
Few Celebrities at Correspondents' DinnerSat, 29 Apr 2017 22:12:32 EDT There was a thinner presence of celebrities and other famous faces at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.Saturday evening's red carpet featured boldface names largely from the world of journalism and government. Among the guests are longtime...
United Airlines Chief Executive Set to Testify Before CongressSat, 29 Apr 2017 21:43:15 EDT The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation.
Ted Yoho on NKorea: 'We Can't Have the Veiled Threats'Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:33:17 EDT Rep. Ted Yoho said Saturday that President Donald Trump's response to North Korea's recent failed missile test should depend on "how Kim Jong Un responds.""Our actions are beginning going to be predicated by what Kim does," the Florida Republican, a member of the House...
GOP Health Plan for Pre-existing Conditions Spawns WorriesSat, 29 Apr 2017 17:24:18 EDT From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns.In...
Kasich: North Korean Leadership 'Has to Go'Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:03:40 EDT As tensions remain high in the U.S. and around the world over the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on Friday the North Korean leadership "has to go," the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
EPA Removes Climate Change Section of WebsiteSat, 29 Apr 2017 16:34:59 EDT The EPA on Friday removed the climate change section of its website as well as several other pages to "reflect the views of the leadership of the agency," the agency's associate administrator for public affairs said in a statement.
China Deports US Businesswoman Accused of SpyingSat, 29 Apr 2017 14:49:36 EDT An American woman who was arrested while on a business trip in China and later convicted of spying has been deported to the United States.Jeff Gillis says his wife, Phan "Sandy" Phan-Gillis, got on a flight to Los Angeles on Friday evening.
Merkel: 'Good Relationship' With Trump Despite Frosty StartSat, 29 Apr 2017 14:45:42 EDT German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that she and President Donald Trump have built a "good working relationship" even though the two had frosty exchanges last year that raised fears of damage to the pivotal U.S.-German partnership.
Maher Challenges Obama Speaking Fee: Didn't That Cost Clinton the Election?Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:12:06 EDT HBO "Real Time" talk show host and comedian Bill Maher questioned the $400,000 speaking fee former President Barack Obama is scheduled to receive for a speech to a Wall Street firm later this year, asking, "Isn't that what sort of cost Hillary the election?"Maher discussed...
From Spicey to Kush: 'SNL's' First 100 Days of TrumpSat, 29 Apr 2017 21:31:37 -0400 Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, left; Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, center; Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner, right. "Saturday Night Live" long has a history of skewering celebrities and politicians, but its commentary seems particularly pointed when it comes to the Trump administration.
A Delaware business owner celebrating New Year's Eve in Istanbul said he survived a massacre at a nightclub there by playing dead after being shot in the leg. "I was shot on the ground," William Jacob...
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Eight people were injured, including seven firefighters, after a fire that started in a garage where flammables were stored spread to two homes in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
A man in a Spiderman outfit has been robbing businesses in New York City, police say.
Trump Versus the World: An OverviewSat, 29 Apr 2017 15:09:21 -0400 U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.
The 8-year-old boy killed by a concrete flower box in a freak accident as he played in his Brooklyn front yard Thursday was new to the neighborhood, residents say, and though they didn't know his family...
A Bronx fifth-grade class regularly Skypes with Sugar Tate, an Olympic speed skater who mentors kids through a program called Classroom Champions. John Chandler has more on how the partnership has proven to be a...
At 'Touch-a-Truck' event, it's OK to touch the displaysSat, 29 Apr 2017 19:36:10 EDT Children and families gathered for the "Touch-a-Truck" event heldÂ inÂ Eisenhower Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017, an opportunity to get an up-close look at trucks of all types.Â The largest trucks -- such as an East Meadow fire engine, its crane extended to the sky -- drew the most young admirers.
Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policiesSat, 29 Apr 2017 19:26:00 EDT Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change -- mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections.
Russia election-meddling probe clouds Trump's first 100 daysSat, 29 Apr 2017 10:45:00 EDT WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20, he became the first president to move into the White House while under official investigation into whether he had ties to a foreign adversary.
Show us your travel photosWed, 27 Jul 2016 12:24:11 EDT Whether you're going on a one-tank getaway, or visiting one of the world's best cities, we want to see your photos.
Norwegian energy company seeks beachhead in New York areaSat, 29 Apr 2017 21:09:00 EDT Statoil, the Norwegian energy conglomerate that won lease rights to build a wind-energy array off the coast of southwestern Long Island, is establishing a beachhead in the metropolitan area as it marches toward development of more than a gigawatt of wind power here beginning in 2024.
Boats you can buy for under $40,000Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:44:05 EDT With summer ahead and as thoughts of heading out to the water return, if you're looking for a new boat, here are some options. Boating Magazine released its 2017 Boat Buyers Edition, and using that information, we picked out some of the craft you can purchase for less than $40,000. Check out some of the selections below.
Long Island prom fashion rewind: 2016Fri, 29 May 2015 10:55:01 EDT From fun florals to flashy jeweled embellishments, elegant lace and unique updos, these students take ''class" outside of their schools, and on to the dance floor.
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 30, 2017Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:30:07 -0400 On April 30, 1993, tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed and injured by a self-described fan of Steffi Graf during a match in Hamburg, Germany.
Campus-based messaging app Yik Yak to closeSat, 29 Apr 2017 18:47:29 -0400 Yik Yak, the hyper-local social media app once popular on high school and college campuses, is closing, its founders said in a blog post Saturday.
Al Sharpton asked White House aide Omarosa Manigault on Thursday to deliver a message to President Trump on behalf of blacks and women concerned with the "disaster" he created during his first three months in office.
Ms. Manigault spoke at the National Action Network summit organized by Mr. Sharpton in ...
ATLANTA — Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, told NRA members on Saturday it's time for the dozens of vacancies on federal courts to get filled and it's up to them to back President Trump long enough to appoint the new lower-court judges and ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - While some Republican legislative leaders say they're glad to work with Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to make top conservative priorities law, the new governor's involved and sometimes aggressive leadership style has also meant intraparty clashes throughout the legislative session that ends May 12.
BOSTON (AP) - The high-tech whiz kids are starting to flex their political muscles on Beacon Hill, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into lobbying aimed at appealing to state lawmakers and helping craft public policy.
Last year, 77 high-tech companies spent about $5.4 million on lobbying - more than ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's primary to pick a replacement for Mick Mulvaney doesn't have the drama of the special congressional elections in Kansas and Georgia, where money poured in for candidates vying to replace lawmakers leaving Congress to serve in the Trump administration.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A firebrand commissioner in Fargo wondered out loud during a council meeting last September how much money North Dakota's largest city was spending on its decades-old refugee resettlement program, comments he has since backed up with speculation linking immigration to crime.
Dave Piepkorn's words have resonated ...
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A Houston businesswoman who was detained in China as she accompanied city officials on a routine business trip in 2015 was deported back to the United States and arrived in Los Angeles late Friday, her husband said. Sandy Phan-Gillis was in good health, Jeff Gillis said, and relieved to be home after a terrifying two-year ordeal that had the Chinese government accuse her of espionage, which carries a possible death sentence by execution. Tuesday, a Chinese judge sentenced Phan-Gillis to three and a half years in prison on espionage charges, an unusually light sentence, making it seem likely she could be credited for having served most of it. A Vietnamese refugee of Chinese descent, Phan-Gillis spent decades forging strong partnerships with the communist country, leading delegations to China and hosting Chinese groups in Houston.
Looking back at the L.A. riotsWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:31:12 -0400 Riots broke out in Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, hours after a jury acquitted four police officers who were accused of beating black motorist Rodney King
Help find the Golden State KillerSat, 22 Apr 2017 16:25:07 -0400 True-crime writer Michelle McNamara was determined to identify the man who has stymied investigators for over 40 years -- could one of the clues here be the key to finally solving this decades-old mystery?