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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Hitler's 'destructive' wartime phone up for auction

Hitler's 'destructive' wartime phone up for auctionAdolf Hitler’s personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, will hit the auction block this weekend, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone that was later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler’s name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader’s Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime’s defeat. Auction house Alexander Historical Auctions estimates its worth between $200,000 and $300,000.


Kraft Heinz bids $143 billion for Unilever in global brand grab

Kraft Heinz bids $143 billion for Unilever in global brand grabBy Martinne Geller and Pamela Barbaglia LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. It would bring together some of the world’s best known brands, from toothpaste to ice creams, and combine Kraft’s strength in the United States with Unilever’s in Europe and Asia. Although Kraft, which is controlled by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett and private equity firm 3G Capital, said it looked forward to talking terms, Unilever said it saw no reason to discuss a deal without financial or strategic merit.


US university's invite to Dalai Lama sparks uproar

US university's invite to Dalai Lama sparks uproarA California university’s decision to have the Dalai Lama speak at this year’s commencement ceremony has sparked uproar among Chinese students who see the choice as an affront. “The Dalai Lama is not simply a religious person, but also a political exile who has long been engaged in splitting the motherland and destroying national unity,” the student association said in a statement.