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  • Syria war: Russia denies hitting SDF force in Deir al-Zour

    17 September 2017 12:25 PM 45

    Russia's defence ministry has denied allegations its planes struck US-backed fighters in Syria on Saturday. The ministry said its air force only targeted Islamic State militants. It was responding to claims by the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab groups, that six of its fighters were wounded in Russian strikes in eastern Syria. The SDF is moving

  • Salt Lake County GOP fills legislative seat with coin toss

    15 September 2017 5:23 PM 42

    Salt Lake County GOP fills legislative seat with coin toss A West Jordan GOP party officer has been picked to fill a vacant seat in Utah's Legislature after Salt Lake County Republicans used a coin toss to settle a tie vote. Cheryl Acton won the election after about 50 Salt Lake County GOP delegates on Thursday night winnowed a field of four candidates

  • AppGuard secures $30 million in Series B funding

    14 September 2017 1:00 PM 43

    The cybersecurity firm will use the cash to complete the acquisition of KeepTree. AppGuard has closed a Series B funding round, securing $30 million to increase growth in the enterprise and SMB markets. On Thursday, AppGuard said the latest financing round, led by Japan's JTB Corporation, has raised enough to complete the acquisition of KeepTree, first

  • Norwegians find well-preserved Viking-era sword

    14 September 2017 8:57 AM 40

    A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway. Lars Holger Piloe says the nearly one-meter-long (3-foot) sword was found slid down between rocks with the blade sticking out, and may have been left by a person who got lost in a blizzard and died on the mountain from exposure

  • What David Hasselhoff would say to KITT now that cars talk

    27 August 2017 1:00 PM 45

    The actor revisits his '80s and '90s heyday in the new comedy "Killing Hasselhoff" and insists "Knight Rider" should return. David Hasselhoff wants to bring back "Knight Rider", even though today's highly automated automobiles mean that talking '80s supercar KITT no longer looks quite so kitted-out. "The first thing I'd say to KITT", Hasselhoff said, "is 'Hey KITT, all the cars can talk now!'" The "Knight

  • McDonald's to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle

    22 August 2017 1:48 PM 48

    McDonald's India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its Indian partner. McDonald's said its partner Connaught Plaza Restaurants violated the terms of the franchise agreement, including reneging on payment of royalties

  • Missed the Solar Eclipse? Here's What It Looked Like Where You Live

    21 August 2017 11:13 PM 52

    If you weren't able to catch a glimpse of the "Great American Eclipse" in person on Monday, there's still a way to find out what, exactly, you missed. Use the interactive below to see how the rare spectacle looked in your city or town at different points during the day. The total solar eclipse followed a path across the United States from Oregon to South

  • David Winter – The Conversation

    19 August 2017 9:03 AM 54

    David Winter is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, U.K. He was previously Programme Director of the University’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and spent most of his working life practising as a clinical psychologist and personal construct psychotherapist in the National Health Service. He is a Fellow of the British

  • Steve Bannon may not have known he was being interviewed

    17 August 2017 3:22 AM 56

    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon may not have agreed to do an interview with American Prospect, a left leaning publication, despite the fact the outlet published a piece Wednesday where he was quoted saying, among other things, "the economic war with China is everything." Bannon reportedly called the journalist, Robert Kuttner, after reading

  • Maryland man pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State

    15 August 2017 10:39 PM 56

    BALTIMORE – A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State. The U.S. Attorney's Office says in a news release that 32-year-old Mohamed Elshinawy entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. According to his plea deal, Elshinawy of pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and received $8,700 to carry