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  • Andrew McCabe says it is ‘possible’ Trump is Russian asset

    Andrew McCabe says it is ‘possible’ Trump is Russian assetIn a startling remark from a top US intelligence official, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says that it is “possible” that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. Mr McCabe made the comments on Tuesday, when he said that the FBI’s Russia investigation was launched to suss out the president’s ties to Moscow, and that he is eager to see what special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation uncovers. “I think it’s possible,” Mr McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.


  • Jussie Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report in attack

    Jussie Smollett is charged with disorderly conduct for filing false police report in attackThe "Empire" actor said he was the victim of a hate crime assault. Now he's been charged with disorderly conduct for lying to police.


  • Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

    Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in VenezuelaCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.


  • Huawei founder says will not share data with China - CBS News

    Huawei founder says will not share data with China - CBS NewsHuawei Technologies Co Ltd's founder and chief executive pledged not to share any customer information with the Chinese government and said the company had never done so, in an interview with CBS News that aired on Tuesday. Asked if it had shared data with China's government, Huawei's Ren Zhengfei said in a translated interview with the television news outlet: "For the past 30 years, we have never done that. On Monday, Ren said in a separate interview with the BBC that the technology company would not undertake any spying activities and that it could shift its business investments to other countries amid an ongoing U.S. pressure campaign.


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    See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition


  • Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack

    Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attackSaudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi. The kingdom's minister of state for foreign affairs spoke at a press conference in Islamabad as Pakistan recalled its envoy from Delhi for "consultations", the latest development in a fresh diplomatic crisis between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The attack has sparked widespread calls in India for action against Pakistan.


  • Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ law

    Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ lawA married lesbian couple in Indiana were turned away by a tax preparer when they attempted to file their taxes jointly last week, making them one of many victims of the state’s anti-LGBTQ laws. Bailey and Samantha Brazzel got married last July and decided to file their taxes jointly for the first time. The couple went to Carter Tax Service in Russiaville to meet with Nancy Fivecoate, a tax preparer Ms Bailey used for the last four years.


  • Chilean nuns find 'relief' in Pope's recognition of Church abuse

    Chilean nuns find 'relief' in Pope's recognition of Church abuseThree former Chilean nuns who claim to have been sexually abused over two decades ago by priests in their religious order have hailed comments by Pope Francis earlier this month in which he recognized the abuse of nuns in the Catholic Church. The three nuns, who had been members of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan order in the Chilean city of Molina, 130 miles south of Santiago, told Reuters in an interview on Friday that they were embraced and fondled during the 1990s and 2000s by several priests who had since died. The three, Yolanda Tondreaux, Eliana Macias and Marcela Quitral, told Reuters TV they had reported the abuse to their mother superior but were told either that they were lying or had provoked the abuse and were threatened with being forced to leave the convent.


  • How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widows

    How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widowsDespite a looming funding shortfall, proposals to enhance Social Security benefits are being circulated.


  • Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Couple in MAGA Hats

    Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Couple in MAGA HatsA Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday for pulling a gun on a couple who were wearing the Make America Great Again hats popularized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign.James Phillips, 57, of Cottontown, Tenn., was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he reportedly pulled the gun in a Kentucky Sam’s Club store amid an argument, according to his arrest citation. Phillips allegedly told the woman, "It's a good day to die, b****," and exchanged obscene hand gestures with the man. He said he did so because of their hats.Phillips, who wore a hat indicating he was a military veteran, has a concealed-carry permit for his gun.The incident comes amid the continuing controversy over Empire actor Jussie Smollett's claim that he was beaten and left with a noose around his neck by two men shouting pro-Trump slogans, which has been increasingly scrutinized as a possible hoax.


  • Empire star charged with filing false police report over alleged hate crime attack

    Empire star charged with filing false police report over alleged hate crime attackJussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor, has been charged with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony disorderly conduct, an offence that could bring one to three years in prison and force the actor to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report of a January 29 beating. Police were trying to get in touch with Smollett's lawyers to "negotiate a reasonable surrender," Mr Guglielmi said. That could involve Smollett turning himself in to a Chicago police station. He said he did not have a time frame for how long the actor would be given. "We are trying to be diplomatic and reasonable, and we're hoping he does the same," Mr Guglielmi said. The charges emerged on the same day that detectives and two brothers who were earlier deemed suspects testified before a grand jury. In a statement, lawyers  Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said Smollett "enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked." People attend a rally in support of actor Jussie Smollett in the Manhattan borough of New York City Credit: Reuters The announcement of the charges came after a flurry of activity in recent days that included lengthy interviews of the brothers by authorities, a search of their home and their release after police cleared them. Investigators have not said what the brothers told detectives or what evidence detectives collected. But it became increasingly clear that serious questions had arisen about Smollett's account - something police signalled on Friday when they announced a "significant shift in the trajectory" of the probe after the brothers were freed. Smollett, who is black and gay and plays a gay character on the hit Fox television show, said he was attacked as he was walking home from a Subway sandwich shop. He said the masked men beat him, made derogatory comments and yelled "This is MAGA country" - an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" - before fleeing. Earlier on Wednesday, Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television issued a statement saying Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and that his character is not being written off the show. The series is shot in Chicago and follows a black family as they navigate the ups and downs of the record industry. The studio's statement followed reports that Smollett's role was being slashed amid the police investigation. Whispers about Smollett's potential role in the attack started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police and word that detectives in a city bristling with surveillance cameras could not find video of the attack. Interview with actor Jussie Smollett on ABC's "Good Morning America" Credit: Getty Investigators did find and release images of two people they said they wanted to question and last week picked up the brothers at O'Hare Airport as they returned from Nigeria. Police questioned the men and searched their apartment. The brothers, who were identified by their attorney as Abimbola "Abel" and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, were held for nearly 48 hours on suspicion of assaulting Smollett before being released. The next day, police said the men provided information that had "shifted the trajectory of the investigation," and detectives requested another interview with Smollett. Police said one of the men had appeared on "Empire," and Smollett's lawyers said one of the men is the actor's personal trainer, whom he hired to help get him physically ready for a music video. The actor released his debut album, "Sum of My Music," last year. Speaking outside the courthouse where the grand jury met, the brothers' lawyer said the two men testified for about two and a half hours. "There was a point where this story needed to be told, and they manned up and they said we're going to correct this," Gloria Schmidt said. Attorney Gloria Schmidt speaks to reporters at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago Credit: Reuters She said her clients did not care about a plea deal or immunity. "You don't need immunity when you have the truth," she said. She also said her clients received money from Smollett, but she did not elaborate. Smollett has been active in LBGTQ issues, and initial reports of the assault drew outrage and support for him on social media, including from Sen. Kamala Harris of California and TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Former Cook County prosecutor Andrew Weisberg said judges rarely throw defendants in prison for making false reports, opting instead to place them on probation, particularly if they have no prior criminal record. Smollett has a record - one that concerns giving false information to police when he was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to records, he was also charged with false impersonation and driving without a license. He later pleaded no contest to a reduced charge and took an alcohol education and treatment programme. Another prospective problem is the bill someone might receive after falsely reporting a crime that prompted a massive investigation that lasted nearly a month and included the collection and review of hundreds of hours of surveillance video. The size of the tab is anyone's guess, but given how much time the police have invested, the cost could be huge. Kim Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett  Credit: AP Weisberg recently represented a client who was charged with making a false report after surveillance video discredited her account of being robbed by three men at O'Hare Airport. For an investigation that took only a single day, his client had to split restitution of $8,400, Weisberg said. In Smollett's case, "I can imagine that this would be easily into the hundreds of thousands of dollars." Also on Wednesday, Chicago's top prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, announced that she had recused herself from the investigation. Her office explained that Foxx made the decision "out of an abundance of caution" because of conversations she had with one of Smollett's family members just after the report. When the relative expressed concerns about the case, Foxx "facilitated a connection" between the family member and detectives, according to a statement. Foxx said the case would be handled to her first assistant, Joseph Magats, a 28-year veteran prosecutor.


  • UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

    UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defectLONDON (AP) — Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents who oppose the Conservative government's determination to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal.


  • Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators say

    Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators sayOfficials in Alabama are calling for a small-town newspaper editor to resign because of an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize Washington, D.C.


  • Obama talks self-confidence with Steph Curry: ‘If you’re confident with your sexuality, you don’t need 8 women twerking around you’

    Obama talks self-confidence with Steph Curry: ‘If you’re confident with your sexuality, you don’t need 8 women twerking around you’In a wide-ranging interview about what it means to be a man, Barack Obama said that you don't need women "twerking around you" if you are "very confident about your sexuality". During a town hall in Oakland, California as part of the former president’s My Brother’s Keeper programme, Mr Obama engaged in a candid conversation with Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry. When it came to self-confidence, Mr Obama suggested that those who know who they are do not always flaunt it.


  • US weighing options on American IS sympathizer in Syria

    US weighing options on American IS sympathizer in SyriaThe United States said Tuesday it wanted to ensure foreign jihadists remain off the battlefield as it weighed options on an American detained in Syria who says she wants to return home. The United States has urged European powers to take back hundreds of their citizens who fought with the Islamic State movement in Syria, but acknowledged the situation was complex in the rare case of an American jihadist. Hoda Muthana, a 24-year-old from Alabama who became a prominent online agitator for the extremists, said in an interview published Sunday with The Guardian that she had been brainwashed online and "deeply regrets" joining the movement.


  • Saudi Crown Prince Set to Arrive in China as Asian Tour Rolls On

    Saudi Crown Prince Set to Arrive in China as Asian Tour Rolls OnThe visit will include a meeting with President Xi Jinping and a high-level joint dialogue aimed at boosting relations after the nations agreed to promote a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016. China overtook the U.S. as the kingdom’s biggest trading partner in 2013. The world’s most populous nation accounted for about 15 percent of all Saudi imports and exports last year compared with 8 percent a decade earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.


  • Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights

    Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flightsA winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City's evening commute after hindering air travel along the East Coast and prompting the shutdown of federal offices in Washington. Snow turning to sleet slickened roadways in the New York metropolitan area by the early afternoon and was blamed for a rash of fender benders and traffic jams. The widespread weather system piled as much as 6 inches (15 cm) of snow across the Washington area before turning to sleet, said meteorologist Bryan Jackson of the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.


  • Iowa mom gets life in prison for death of baby found in maggot-infested diaper

    Iowa mom gets life in prison for death of baby found in maggot-infested diaperAn Iowa woman whose infant son's lifeless body was found in a baby swing has been imprisoned for life without possibility of parole.


  • MAGA hat student sues Washington Post for $250m over coverage of confrontation with Native American man

    MAGA hat student sues Washington Post for $250m over coverage of confrontation with Native American manA student involved in a viral confrontation with a Native American man is suing the Washington Post for $250m (£191m) over its coverage of the incident. The defamation lawsuit, filed by Covington Catholic High School pupil Nick Sandmann, claims the newspaper “wrongfully targeted and bullied” him due to its “biased agenda” against Donald Trump. The 16-year-old was wearing one of the president’s signature Make America Great Again hats when he attended an anti-abortion rally in Washington in January along with classmates from his Kentucky school.


  • As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam's Apuron, groups say

    As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam's Apuron, groups sayArchbishop Anthony S. Apuron was found guilty of 'certain accusations' of crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors. He has appealed the ruling.


  • Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'

    Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage.


  • Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli election

    Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli electionThe deal, announced by Netanyahu's Likud and the ultranationalist Jewish Home party, was aimed at solidifying a potential right-wing coalition after the April 9 parliamentary election. Opinion polls predict Netanyahu's Likud will win the most parliamentary seats and will be in a position to form a governing coalition of rightist and religious parties similar to the one he now heads. Gantz and Lapid met on Wednesday, with speculation high they could strike a deal.


  • Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders Have a Plan to Kill the Stock Market

    Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders Have a Plan to Kill the Stock MarketSenators Chuck Schumer of New York and Bernie Sanders of Vermont want to penalize “self-indulgent” corporations that buy back their own stock. In a recent article in the New York Times, they argued that when companies repurchase shares, not only do the vast majority of Americans not benefit, but income inequality is exacerbated since only wealthy shareholders and corporate management profit.Despite decades of extraordinary success that the United States has enjoyed and that we enjoy today, Schumer and Sanders believe that something sinister is taking place in the corporate world. They call buybacks a form of “corporate self-indulgence.” Why? Because> corporate boardrooms have become obsessed with maximizing only shareholder earnings to the detriment of workers and the long-term strength of their companies. . . . Companies, rather than investing in ways to make their businesses more resilient or their workers more productive, have been dedicating ever larger shares of their profits to dividends and corporate repurchases.Now even some Republicans are getting on board. Florida senator Marco Rubio has suggested changes in the tax law to discourage buybacks because he says they “inflate” the prices of stock “at the expense of future productivity & job creation.”These senators don’t seem to fully understand that the purpose of a business is to allocate resources in a way that maximizes per share results over the long run. To think that this can be achieved at the expense of workers, at the expense of investing in research, at the expense of developing new and better products, at the expense of investing in equipment to both lower the cost and increase the quality of production, etc. is sophomoric. This underscores their lack of knowledge about investing and financial markets.Companies have several options with regard to the use of excess cash. They can (1) retain the funds in the company, (2) invest in the capital needed to grow the company, (3) make acquisitions, (4) pay out the excess cash in the form of dividends, or (5) repurchase shares from existing shareholders.These senators see little value in share buybacks, but they should listen to Warren Buffett, who is unequivocally a long-term investor. His financial success is a result of making exceptional long-term investments in resilient companies. Unlike Schumer and Sanders, Buffett is an enthusiastic proponent of utilizing excess cash to repurchase shares when conditions are favorable (or opportune).Here is what he said in his 1984 annual report: “The companies in which we have our largest investments are all engaged in significant share repurchases at the times when a wide discrepancy exists between price and value.” He has made this point repeatedly throughout the years. These companies repurchase shares and continue to grow, continue to invest in research, in capital that will improve the quality and lower the cost of products. He has even bought back $1 billion of shares of his own company, Berkshire Hathaway, not because he is “self-indulgent” but because he thinks the firm is undervalued.Schumer and Sanders—and in some cases they are joined by Rubio—provide two main reasons we are in a stock buyback “crisis”:> First, stock buybacks don’t benefit the vast majority of Americans.> > Second, when corporations direct resources to buy back shares on this scale, they restrain their capacity to reinvest profits more meaningfully in the company in terms of R&D, equipment, higher wages, paid medical leave, retirement benefits and worker retraining.The first point is utter nonsense. More than 100 million average Americans own stock. Americans invest in mutual funds and index funds and buy and sell stock every day. Tens of millions more have 401K plans, and most union pension funds have hundreds of billions of dollars invested in stocks.The second point is equally absurd. A corporate board of directors is elected by shareholders, the owners of the company. When a board makes the decision to repurchase shares, it is a sign of confidence in the firm’s long-term profitability. It raises share values, which obviously benefits shareholders and puts firms in better financial shape — which also benefits the employees. Essentially, Schumer and Sanders believe, and Rubio seems to believe, that they have the right to tell the owners of a corporation the best way to allocate their profits.Studies show that firms that buy back their own shares have strong long-term growth.Consider Apple. It has become the most valuable company in the world. This exceptional success was achieved because of the enormous investments they made to develop revolutionary products. Companies cannot develop revolutionary products by underpaying talented workers or without investing billions of dollars in research, factories, and equipment. Not incidentally, Apple has repurchased billions of dollars of its own stock.The hyper-competitiveness and efficiency of U.S. companies is a major reason that unemployment is at a near 50-year low. Today, no company can survive if its workers are treated poorly. Walmart, which Schumer and Sanders attacked in their article, and many other companies recently raised their wage rates substantially, starting with entry-level positions.What is most disturbing about Schumer and Sanders’s proposal is their hubris in believing that they know how every company should handle its excess cash better than the CEOs, the boards of directors, and shareholders do. That is a rather all-encompassing statement. One would be hard-pressed to find a more vivid example of what Friedrich Hayek called “the fatal conceit,” the distorted notion that one knows more than is knowable. Would Buffett invest in a company if Schumer and Sanders were in charge of allocating its resources?We doubt it. Who in their right mind would?If approved, what Schumer and Sanders propose would not only hurt U.S. companies. It would harm the entire U.S. economy and financial system. It would raise the cost of capital for companies. What they advocate would tell domestic and foreign investors that our government is interfering with how companies allocate their resources.What is the difference between going after a large company with lots of shareholders and a small company with one owner? How long before Senators Schumer and Sanders tell the tire-shop owner that he has not paid his employees enough and that therefore he has withdrawn too much of the profit as an owner distribution?Every shareholder and business owner in America should rise up in loud protest against what these senators are proposing.Thomas A. Smith is the president of the Smith Foundation and ran a successful investment company for 40 years. Stephen Moore is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an economic consultant with FreedomWorks.


  • Putin threatens to target West with new missiles

    Putin threatens to target West with new missilesRussian President Vladimir Putin threatened to deploy new missiles against Western capitals as he delivered a state of the nation address Wednesday aimed at boosting falling approval ratings. The longtime Russian leader warned Washington against deploying any new missiles in Europe following the collapse of a key Cold War-era treaty, saying Moscow would consider it a "serious threat". "I'm saying this clearly and openly, Russia will be forced to deploy weapons that can be used... against the decision-making centres that are behind the missile systems which threaten us," Putin said.


  • Pakistan Vows Retaliation If India Launches Military Strikes

    Pakistan Vows Retaliation If India Launches Military Strikes“Pakistan will not think of retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate,” Khan said in a televised speech on Tuesday. Tensions between the historic arch-rivals have been high since a militant car bombing, claimed by a Pakistani-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed, on Feb. 14 in Kashmir killed 40 members of India’s security forces -- the deadliest strike in the region in decades.


  • 10 Non-Hybrid Crossovers and SUVs That Get 30 MPG or More

    10 Non-Hybrid Crossovers and SUVs That Get 30 MPG or More


  • The Best Thing in IKEA's New Summer Collection Is . . .

    The Best Thing in IKEA's New Summer Collection Is . . .Hint: It's going to transform your backyard BBQ setup


  • Former NFL Player Killed Over Parking Spot Went to `Box it Out` with Neighbor Before Shooting

    Former NFL Player Killed Over Parking Spot Went to `Box it Out` with Neighbor Before ShootingThe man accused of shooting and killing a neighbor over a parking space dispute made his first court appearance on Tuesday.


  • Man punches and throws hot coffee on Sikh 7-Eleven clerk because he 'hates Muslims'

    Man punches and throws hot coffee on Sikh 7-Eleven clerk because he 'hates Muslims'A man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a Sikh employee of a California 7-Eleven convenience store. The man can allegedly be seen on surveillance footage punching the employee, and throwing coffee on him after he attempted to leave without paying for coffee. The man, identified by police as John Crain, was arrested by the Marysville Police Department.


  • Southwest Airlines extends schedule, adds new seasonal routes

    Southwest Airlines extends schedule, adds new seasonal routesSouthwest announced addition of two weekend-only seasonal routes. It also confirmed the return of seven seasonal routes that will resume in August.


  • AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

    AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troopsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South American nation. But top commanders are showing no signs of breaking their loyalty to Nicolas Maduro and disgruntled rank-and-file troops have yet to act.


  • Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online

    Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse onlineDutt said some people had posted and circulated her phone number on Twitter, enabling the harassment, which she said included threats of rape and images of genitalia being sent to her phone. Dutt tweeted some of the threats and images on Monday, and she included phone numbers and names of the men who allegedly threatened her, after which her account was suspended. "I would like to place on record my absolute horror and disgust at Twitter's encouragement of sexual abuse and gender inequality," said Dutt, a former managing editor at news channel NDTV and a regular columnist with the Washington Post.


  • Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months

    Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many monthsA migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.


  • US urges Pakistan to punish those behind Kashmir attack

    US urges Pakistan to punish those behind Kashmir attackThe United States threw its support behind India on Tuesday and pressed Pakistan to punish those behind a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian security personnel. "We have been in close communication with the government of India to express not only our condolences but our strong support for India as it confronts this terrorism," deputy State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters. Palladino said that the United States has been in contact with both countries since the February 14 attack, which was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.


  • 7 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Bought or Sold

    7 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Bought or SoldWarren Buffett is wheeling and dealing. The most anticipated 13-F filing each quarter is that of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B). Here are seven stocks Buffett has been buying and selling according to this month's filing.


  • Subaru's Mysterious Concept SUV Will Show Off New e-Boxer Hybrid Tech

    Subaru's Mysterious Concept SUV Will Show Off New e-Boxer Hybrid TechThe lifted plug-in hybrid from the all-wheel-drive specialist is set to debut at this year's Geneva auto show.


  • Russia Threatens to Target U.S. if Trump Admin. Deploys Missiles in Europe

    Russia Threatens to Target U.S. if Trump Admin. Deploys Missiles in EuropeRussian president Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that Russia would target the U.S. if America deploys missiles in Europe."Russia will be forced to create and deploy types of weapons which can be used not only in respect of those territories from which the direct threat to us originates, but also in respect of those territories where the centers of decision-making are located," Putin said in his annual state-of-the-nation address."It's their right to think how they want. But can they count? I'm sure they can. Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing," he added.The warning comes after the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this month, asserting that Russia had violated the agreement, which bans medium-range ground-launched missiles with a range of 310 to 3,400 miles. Russia denied that charge, and pulled out of the agreement while accusing the U.S. of violating it.Putin stressed that Russia would not make the first move to deploy intermediate-range missiles after the dissolution of the Cold War-era treaty, and would only aim its new hypersonic missiles at America if the U.S. deployed missiles in nearby European countries. The Russian president claimed the new Zircon missiles can be shot up to 620 miles and fly at about nine times the speed of sound."We don't want confrontation, particularly with such a global power as the U.S.," Putin said.


  • Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentenced

    Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentencedMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 52-year-old Minneapolis man accused of beating and raping his mentally disabled twin daughters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.


  • Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

    Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremonyKarl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, his label said Wednesday. "His wishes will be respected," a spokeswoman for his Karl Lagerfeld brand told AFP a day after the legendary designer died at the age of 85. Lagerfeld had previously said that his ashes would be mixed with those of his longtime lover, the French dandy Jacques de Bascher, who died of AIDS in 1989.


  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020: 'We’re not thinking at all about the next election'

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020: 'We’re not thinking at all about the next election'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senator’s first presidential campaign. A spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, like Mr Sanders a self-described democratic socialist, refused to comment directly on the 77-year-old’s Tuesday announcement he is running for a second time. “We’re excited to see so many progressives in the race,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said.


  • Porter Ranch shooting: Victims ID'd in triple homicide that police say was not random attack

    Porter Ranch shooting: Victims ID'd in triple homicide that police say was not random attackLos Angeles police said Tuesday that a triple homicide inside a Porter Ranch home was not a random act of violence.


  • 10 of the Best Car-Upholstery Cleaners Tested

    10 of the Best Car-Upholstery Cleaners Tested


  • Islamic State steps up guerrilla attacks in Syria: SDF

    Islamic State steps up guerrilla attacks in Syria: SDFIslamic State has stepped up guerrilla attacks against U.S.-backed fighters in eastern Syria, pointing to the threat the jihadists will pose even after they lose their last enclave there, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday. The U.S.-backed SDF is on the brink of defeating Islamic State (IS) in its last pocket in eastern Syria, the village of Baghouz, where it estimates a few hundred Islamic State fighters and about 2,000 civilians are under siege. Islamic State militants have intensified attacks away from the last frontline in recent days, Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, said.


  • Southwest Air Drops on $60 Million Hit From U.S. Shutdown

    Southwest Air Drops on $60 Million Hit From U.S. ShutdownThe political stalemate that ended last month will reduce first-quarter revenue by $60 million as the aftereffects lingered on, Southwest said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. “With more of first quarter under our belt now, and a higher percentage of March bookings in place, we feel like we are at the point where we can reasonably quantify the total impact from the shutdown,” Southwest said by email.


  • No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failed

    No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failedIt’s official: Airbus will pull the plug on its A380 double-decker jet. The latest A380 is now expected to roll off the assembly line in 2021.


  • Lawsuits mount against Trump's 'emergency' measure

    Lawsuits mount against Trump's 'emergency' measureNo sooner had President Trump announced that he was declaring a national emergency to secure billions in unspent funds to build a border wall than he began outlining the legal battle he expected the measure to face.


  • Pope's sex abuse prevention summit explained

    Pope's sex abuse prevention summit explainedVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is hosting a four-day summit on preventing clergy sexual abuse, a high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops around the world that the problem is global and that there are consequences if they cover it up.


  • How to Determine Whether a Warehouse Club Membership is Worth It

    How to Determine Whether a Warehouse Club Membership is Worth ItWarehouse clubs such as Sam's Club, Costco and BJ's Wholesale Club are marketed to consumers as great places to find bargains on all kinds of goods, particularly items sold in bulk. Many discount grocers offer comparable prices on the goods you can find at a warehouse club. For most customers, there are three major areas that will provide enough savings throughout the year to pay for a warehouse club membership.


  • Palestinian president rejects tax money from Israel

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