Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion ...
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US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one ...
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Questions remain after Oscars mix-up overshadows 'Moonlight' win

Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the coveted best picture Oscar, but not before a historic mix-up that saw "La La Land" ...
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Well-done steak and other delicious items from the White House menu

And now for some unsurprising news: Donald Trump eats his steak well-done with ketchup.  Last night, according to a report ...
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Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Had Amazing Reactions to ‘La La Land’ & ‘Moonlight’ Mixup at the Oscars and More News

Everything you need to know about ‘La La Land’ & ‘Moonlight’ mix-up at the Oscars, ‘In Memoriam’ Oscar mix-up, celebrity ...
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Knesset passes biometric database law

Law calls for creation of database of faces and fingerprints of all Israeli residents.

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Foreign jihadists flock to IS despite air strikes

The Islamic State group is recruiting foreign jihadists on an “unprecedented scale” despite international efforts to stem the tide, according to experts and extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Latest US figures show that around 1,000 foreign fighters are flocking to fight in Iraq and Syria every month, and experts warn that the newest militants may be more extreme than early recruits. “Many foreign fighters that originally left for Syria really did think they were going out for a humanitarian cause,” said Erin Marie Saltman, senior researcher at counter-extremism think tank Quilliam. Russian fighters constitute the biggest single fighting force from a non-Muslim country, numbering over 800, and the US-led air strikes will only strengthen their resolve, according to a local expert.

Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

Italy's Prime Minister Renzi arrives for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in MilanROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy's new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision. Gentiloni, who was sworn in on Friday night by President Giorgio Napolitano, replaces Federica Mogherini, who left the foreign ministry this week to become the EU's new top diplomat. As foreign minister, Gentiloni, a senior member in the prime minister's Democratic Party (PD), will now play a key role in the remaining two months of Italy's presidency of the European Union, which ends on Dec. 31. …