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Now I Get It: the Brexit trigger is pulled, now what?

The day has arrived: Britain has officially said “Cheerio!” to the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50, notifying the European Council that Britain has made its exit, or Brexit. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at what’s next for the U.K. and why Article 50 plays an important role in unwinding its four-decade relationship with the European … [Read more...]

Modified European VW diesels 'undrivable,' say some owners

Most of the Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sold in the U.S. from 2009 through 2015 are likely to be bought back from their owners, probably leaving fewer than 100,000 on U.S. roads. Roughly 11 million cars with TDI diesel engines were sold by VW Group under multiple brands, and some of those will be modified—in some cases only with software updates. DON'T MISS: Which VW diesels can be fixed, … [Read more...]

Prehistoric Prints: 'Unprecedented' Dinosaur Discovery in Australia

A team of researchers in Australia just made an incredible discovery – and it involves some seriously massive dinosaur footprints. … [Read more...]

How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private Data

The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing … [Read more...]

Trump's debt collector: Tillerson heads to NATO

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will present a meeting of the NATO allies on Friday with a demand from President Donald Trump that they increase defense spending. The annual NATO foreign ministers talks in Brussels were brought forward at the last minute after Tillerson warned he would not be able to attend on the long-planned date. Washington's top diplomat is reportedly keeping time free … [Read more...]

US-led coalition 'probably' had role in Mosul civilian casualties

The US-led anti-jihadist coalition said Tuesday it "probably" played a role in civilian casualties in west Mosul, as the UN and Amnesty International called for greater efforts to protect civilians. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces who are backed by coalition air strikes in the battle to … [Read more...]

OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests

The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a … [Read more...]

The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now

Grab your rim-salted margarita glass and your galoshes because there is now a cloud that can answer all of your Happy Hour prayers. The Mexico Tourism Board and the creative agency LAPIZ have partnered to create a manmade cloud that produces raindrops of actual tequila.  The first cloud that rains tequila.  #tequilacloud #visitmexico A post shared by VisitMexico (@visitmexico) on Mar 9, … [Read more...]

Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported

A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the … [Read more...]

College campus free-speech zones face new scrutiny, lawsuit

On some college campuses, students and outsiders are allowed to protest and distribute flyers only in free-speech zones. Supporters say it's a way to protect against disruptions to school operations, but opponents call it censorship. … [Read more...]

Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack

Two plainclothes police detectives in Miami were wounded when a group of men fired dozens of shots into their unmarked car Monday night in an ambush, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. Police apprehended several suspects early Tuesday and charges were pending, police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said by phone. The attack on the detectives occurred as they conducted surveillance for gang … [Read more...]

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. … [Read more...]

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations

Perez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat. … [Read more...]

Man kills 3 home burglars; woman who aided robbers arrested

A woman believed to have driven three burglars to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has been arrested on murder and robbery warrants but the homeowner's son who shot them has not been arrested while police investigate whether he acted in self-defense under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. … [Read more...]

iOS 11’s big feature could be a massive Siri upgrade

While there’s an abundance of iPhone 8 rumors to check out on a regular basis, we don’t see that many iOS 11 leaks. It's surprising, given that iOS represents one of the most important features of the iPhone and a reason why many people would not leave Apple’s platform for any competing mobile operating system. A new report out of Israel brings says that Siri will get a massive upgrade in iOS … [Read more...]

Photos of the day – March 28, 2017

An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at … [Read more...]

‘Carlos the Jackal’ Receives Third Sentence to Life in Prison

The final chapter in a legal battle against the man who was once the world’s most wanted fugitive. … [Read more...]

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. Customers said this saddled them with accounts they did not need or want, and fees they knew nothing about. The lawsuit dates from May 2015, … [Read more...]