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Source: NBC News

Soon you'll be able to buy a car the way you buy anything else — easily

Monday 11:47 GMT

The internet has transformed how Americans shop, and now automakers are looking to update the car selling process, from cutting out the haggling to allowing motorists to shop from home to even letting customers return cars that don't satisfy.

That, said O'Hagan, will force manufacturers and their dealers to get even more creative to keep customers in the retail market.

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Source: CBS News

Cat declawing: The battle lines are getting sharper

Monday 10:53 GMT

Cats' claws are pitting animal rights activists against veterinarians in battles over legislation that would outlaw declawing of cats, except in the rare instances when it's medically necessary for the cat.

"The AVMA policy opposes declawing except where it serves to keep a cat in its home," said Michael San Filippo, a spokesman for the organization, which has more than 88,000 members. "An estimated 70 percent of cats relinquished to animal shelters are euthanized, so the likelihood of a homeless cat finding a new home is poor."

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Source: BBC

Lewis Hamilton was 'weird' as a team-mate, says Jenson Button

Monday 10:53 GMT

He goes on to describe a series of flashpoints between them, including after the Turkish Grand Prix in 2010, when Hamilton believed Button had ignored team orders to pass him, and over some of Hamilton's controversial social media comments during his time at the team.

Button describes three-time world champion Hamilton as "one of the greats", adding: "Of everybody on the grid, he's the guy who really has that 'gift'."

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Source: The Guradian

After 13 years, LA residents have a two-week window to apply for low-income housing

Monday 10:53 GMT

When Baltimore opened its waitlist for the first time in a decade, in 2015, officials there warned that the list would expire after six years, meaning that some of the 25,000 signups might end up waiting years only to receive nothing.

“The major problem we see with the Section 8 program is that there’s not enough Section 8.”. The housing voucher program was created in 1974, and marked a shift away from building and managing public housing developments, which were unappealing to many, and towards helping tenants who were struggling with rent that was eating up almost all – if not all – of their paychecks.

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Source: NBC News

Investigation begins into 'serious' Airbus A380 engine failure

Monday 10:53 GMT

One of 500 passengers aboard an Airbus A380 bound for Los Angeles described Sunday the moment the superjumbo suffered a mid-flight engine explosion and was forced to land in a remote part of eastern Canada.

The U.S. manufacturer of the engine, Connecticut-based Engine Alliance, said it was investigating the failure, which the airline said caused "serious damage." "The regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly," Air France said in a statement, adding that none of the 497 passengers was injured.

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Source: The Guradian

Chipocalypse: potato shortage in New Zealand sparks crisp crisis

Monday 11:47 GMT

A year of heavy rains has devastated New Zealand’s potato crop, causing a shortage of crisps – aka chips – that has been dubbed the “chipocalypse”. The rainfall, which included two “weather bombs” and two serious floods in both the North and South Island, has wiped out 20% of New Zealand’s annual potato crop, and 30% in the regions most affected, with the “crisping” varieties taking the biggest hit.

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Source: New York Times

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Monday 10:53 GMT

Mr. Mcgowan, a scout for the archival record label the Numero Group, was looking for Jackie Shane, a venerated but misunderstood soul singer who had not been seen in public in nearly five decades.

Though she said she self-identified as a woman in a man’s body by the time she was 13, Ms. Shane occasionally described herself to peers as gay — several decades before the movement for transgender rights altered the discourse around gender and sexuality.

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Source: Common Domain

The Race to Find Meatless Protein Products

Monday 12:43 GMT

The company has set goals for lowering the amounts of sugar, fat and sodium in its products and is shifting its portfolio to include more of what it calls “everyday nutrition” products containing whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein.

“If we look around the world, there’s a big consumer trend on more protein,” says Mehmood Khan, vice chairman and chief scientific officer at PepsiCo Inc. “The question is: How are we going to do this in a manner that’s sustainable?

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Source: Common Domain

The Search for Sugar Substitutes

Monday 12:43 GMT

Regulators said last year that food and beverage makers will be required to disclose on nutrition labels how much sugar has been added to products, as a distinct item within the total sugar content.

Nestlé, which adds sugar to chocolate bars, ice cream and less-obvious products like frozen dinners, says it has discovered a way to make sugar particles dissolve faster when people eat them. That allows people to taste the sugar immediately so that the product seems sweeter, allowing the company to reduce sugar content by up to 40%.

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Source: The Guradian

Inside the sprawling, controversial $500m Museum of the Bible

Monday 12:43 GMT

The museum conceived by the billionaire president of Hobby Lobby and set to open next months has attracted scepticism over its ideological mission. The museum conceived by the billionaire president of Hobby Lobby and set to open next months has attracted scepticism over its ideological mission. It is a museum of biblical proportions and it is stirring controversies to match.

Opening next month in Washington, the Museum of the Bible cost half a billion dollars to build, spans 430,000 sq ft over eight floors and claims to be the most hi-tech museum in the world.

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Source: CBS News

Bringing back supersonic flight, with quieter sonic booms

Monday 12:44 GMT

He and his team at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in California are working to lower the blast force and cacophonous sound of sonic booms.

"When I dropped him, that was October 14, 1947, I heard that sonic boom, and we knew right there that he had brought in a new Air Force, a new supersonic Air Force. "Once we could go beyond the speed of sound," Cardenas told CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor, "it was the gateway to space."

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Source: Common Domain

Monday's TV highlights: The CW's 'Supergirl' on KTLA

Monday 11:47 GMT

CBS. The Voice Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Kelly Rowland help the coaches prepare their artists as the battle rounds begin 8 p.m. NBC. Supergirl “Jane the Virgin’s” Yael Grobglas crosses over to another CW show, guest starring as a psychically gifted thief whose ability to manipulate others’ fears gives Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) a new challenge.

8 p.m. KTLA. Dancing With the Stars The remaining 10 celebrities transform into characters from their favorite Disney films, in this new episode.

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Source: The Guradian

Harry Kane threatens to transcend Tottenham as Ronaldo showdown looms

Monday 12:43 GMT

When Pep Guardiola referred to Tottenham Hotspur as “the Harry Kane” team, there were people at the London club who did not know whether to laugh or cry.

Yet, whichever way Tottenham dress it up, they are now at a juncture where the talismanic Kane has threatened to transcend them. Back when Michael Jordan was ruling the NBA, his Chicago Bulls team-mates were often referred to as his supporting cast, which felt a little harsh on the likes of Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant.

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Source: Washington Post

Redskins’ ‘Flight Marshals’ celebrate game-ending interception with a pat-down search

Monday 12:43 GMT

When they finally caught up to him, linebacker Mason Foster spun the ball from Fuller’s second career interception like a top and safety D.J. Swearinger, the leader of the Redskins’ “Flight Marshals,” asked Fuller to put his arms out for a pat-down inspection and then pretended to lead him away in handcuffs. “A little Flight Marshal signature,” Swearinger said after the game, referencing the nickname he gave Washington’s secondary earlier this year.

1 Article
Source: The Week

Cambodia's hidden jungle temple

Monday 10:53 GMT

A half-hidden 12th-century temple located just 25 miles from Angkor Wat, it attracts none of the traffic jams, tourist buses, or trinket sellers associated with the more famous religious site, and it has a "forgotten, haunted look" that can make any visitor feel as if no one has wandered its grounds in generations.

Though the road has now been paved, the temple's out-of-the-way location still acts as "a wonderful deterrent to all but the most adventurous."

Source: Common Domain

After evacuations are lifted in Larkfield-Wikiup, some residents return home to wreckage: 'It's gone'

Monday 14:33 GMT
Source: New York Times

Ophelia Lashes Ireland, Killing at Least 3 People

Monday 20:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont ignores Madrid's ultimatum

Monday 21:00 GMT
Source: BBC

Iraqi forces move into centre of Kirkuk

Monday 18:13 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

Monday 18:12 GMT
Source: CBS News

Firefighters finally getting upper hand on devastating California wildfires

Monday 14:33 GMT
Source: BBC

Man found guilty of New York bombing

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Judicial Watch says FBI has found Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting documents

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

California Home Prices and Sales Predicted to Keep Rising in 2018

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

Twitter turns over info on Russia-linked accounts to Senate investigators

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada’s Olympians and Paralympians get pay raise ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump rips the NFL for disrespecting the flag. Then he jokes about a military flag ceremony.

Saturday 01:33 GMT

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