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Police forces in Toronto and cities across North America had their hands full Thursday responding to hundreds of bomb threats against schools, transportation services, media and private businesses — calls American authorities have dismissed as hoaxes. Toronto was one of several Canadian cities caught up in the threats, with police responding to “over 10” such […]
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The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern North America as well as coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to research.
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Smart home devices are becoming more popular. It's estimated there are now more than one billion internet-connected devices in homes across North America. But each smart device comes with a security risk. CBS News contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the threats and the security precautions you can take.
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DETROIT — Toyota is recalling about 70,000 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles in North America to replace air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. The recall covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, the 2003 to 2005 Tundra and the 2002 to 2005 Lexus SC....
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Sportswear maker Under Armour Inc on Wednesday forecast 2019 revenue growth and profit below Wall Street estimates on expectations of flat sales in North America, triggering a 11 percent drop in its shares.
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North American markets all closed higher on a broad-based rally fuelled by a positive outlook on China and the U.S. reaching a trade agreement.
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Under Armour Inc on Wednesday forecast 2019 revenue growth and profit below analysts' estimates, citing relatively flat sales in North America, sending its shares down as much as 11 percent.
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Under Armour Inc on Wednesday forecast 2019 revenue growth and profit below analysts' estimates, citing relatively flat sales in North America, sending its shares down as much as 11 percent.
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Under Armour Inc on Wednesday forecast 2019 revenue growth and profit below analysts' estimates, citing relatively flat results for North America, sending its share down about 11 percent.
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Under Armour Inc on Wednesday forecast 2019 revenue growth and profit below analysts' estimates, citing relatively flat results for North America, sending its share down about 11 percent.
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Toyota is recalling about 70,000 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles in North America to replace air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel at ...
1 day ago
Toyota is recalling about 70,000 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles in North America to replace air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.
1 day ago
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 70,000 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles in North America to replace air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. The recall covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, the 2003 to 2005 Tundra and the 2002 to 2005 Lexus […]
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Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors chief executive Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of plans to cut back on car production in North America.
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Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors chief executive Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of plans to cut back on car production in North America.
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New research suggests migratory birds in North America will be more likely to encounter headwinds as they fly southward each fall.
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Fighting indifference with justice on International Human Rights Day. Not often does good news come on International Human Rights Day—December 10. It is mostly a somber occasion, a day to reflect on the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and a day to bemoan the gap between those values and our reality.Little of the high-minded dreams have come to life. Hunger and war, desolation and alienation define our times as sharply as they did for those pioneers who wrote that text in the years after World War II. They had the Holocaust and the atomic bomb as their context.It is worthwhile to point out that it was the Indian delegate—Hansa Mehta—who objected to the phrase “all men are born free and equal.” She insisted that it be changed to “all human beings are born free and equal.” Hansa Mehta was thinking of women when she made that alteration. She knew that the costs of war and hunger are borne so sharply by women. So did Minerva Bernardino (Dominic...
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While strong winds often occur during a storm, there are some instances in western North America where high winds can develop when the sky is clear.
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Arctic air temperatures for the past five years are the hottest they've been since record keeping started in 1900, and that's being blamed for abnormal weather across North America, Europe and Asia.
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In this report: even elite law firms cannot ignore the tech revolution; Pennsylvania ruling shows a way to successfully challenge partisan voting maps; General Motors and Takata refresh; battle for the Supreme Court. Plus: spotlight on Canada
 
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Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, has acquired Campus Vacations, a provider of “unforgettable” travel experiences to students across North America. The thinking behind the acquisition is to increase Verve’s market share and competitive positioning in the North America and Canada markets. Specifically, Verse says it will provide the company with an entrance into the ski […]
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Long before Silicon Valley colonized our minds, the Spanish forced their technological logic on the Ohlone natives. Excerpted from “A People’s History of Silicon Valley: How the Tech Industry Exploits Workers, Erodes Privacy and Undermines Democracy,” by Keith A. Spencer, on sale now from major booksellers. © 2018 Eyewear Publishing. Reprinted with permission.Though Silicon Valley is regarded as one of the most affluent, productive economic centers on the planet, it is hard to imagine a more generic landscape. Wall Street, that other great American economic hub, is situated in the downtown of the densest, most bustling cultural center in the United States. In contrast, much of Silicon Valley looks like any affluent American suburb: Wide-set streets lined with deciduous trees, cookie-cutter tract houses, generic strip malls populated by corporate franchises, an anemic public transit system, vast parking lots and six-lane expressways. Local critic Rebecca Solnit once wrote...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2014/1030/soc_g_FCBarca_logo_1296x1296.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Craig Burley fully expects Barcelona to make it difficult on Tottenham by fielding a near full-strength side in their final encounter of the group stage. La Liga's plans to stage a match in the United States next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting. The Spanish league signed a 15-year agreement with entertainment company Relevant Sports designed to promote the sport and La Liga in North America back in August. Barça were and still are willing to play in Miami, but consider that the project will not prosper until there is an agreement between all parties involvedhttps://t.co/PWVMEPU9zz&mdash; FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2018 T...
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The animated adventure "Ralph Breaks the Internet" is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third weekend, earning an additional $16.1 million in receipts.
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The real Smokey Bear narrowly avoided death in the pine-filled Capitan Mountains of New Mexico, nearly 70 years ago.  Just west of the town of Roswell, firefighters found the bear cub clutching to the upper reaches of a tree, with singed paws and legs. The stranded black bear would almost certainly have perished amid the ashy land, but foresters saved him, and ultimately brought the tiny omnivore to the National Zoo in Washington D.C.  Here, the newly named "Smokey Bear" lived out his domesticated life, well beyond the wild threats of the American West, where forests burn, and indomitable fires are king. Today, of course, Smokey Bear lives on as a 74-year-old message, the longest-serving public service campaign in U.S. history. He is stern, though approachable. Authoritative, yet gentle. He only says one thing, ever. "Only you can prevent wildfires." But as Smokey the campaign — run by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and th...
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The hottest gift of the holiday season just got even hotter as one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookers on the planet drops down to its lowest price ever. The DUO60 and DUO80 have both been on sale off and on since Black Friday. In fact, the more popular Instant Pot DUO60 model is still on sale right now at a healthy $30 discount. But today our attention turns to the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. Perfect for sides or for entrees for families of two or three people, this model does everything the larger versions can do but it's more compact. It's also somehow on sale today for just $44.96, and there's no way this deal is going to last very long. Here are some highlights from the product page: * All the features of the Instant Pot duo, the bestselling electric pressure cooker in North America now available in a 3 Qt compact format * The perfect companion to your existing Instant Pot, use it for side dishes, vegetables or ot...
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Technology continues its inexorable march into the mountains of North America this winter. Vail Resorts, corporate parent of California’s Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, is debuting Emma, a digital assistant that can answer ski-related queries in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ...
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Brian Gardner, director of Washington research at KBW, talks with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on trade tensions and his 2019 outlook.
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An Earth science instrument to measure air pollution over North America has successfully completed development by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado, and has been formally accepted by NASA.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton are apparently struggling to sell tickets for their stadium speaking tour across North America… and have resorted to flogging them for half-price on Groupon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Atlanta United Owner Arthur Blank joined Dukes & Bell and talked the amazing year the team has had “We’ve had an incredible year on the pitch and in fan support, to think in our second year we are playing for the cup is a great tribute to not only our coaches and players and the fans for their support.”  Mr. Blank spoke about how he found Darren Eales “We used a search firm, when we used the firm we made it clear to them that we had a global span and not just here in North America. Darren had background here from going to school here and playing here, after spending three hours with him we had him back for a second and he was clearly our choice, and we wanted to have someone who would look at
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Anthony Bourdain left us earlier this year, but the joy he found in the world's many cultures and traditions will always be around for us to savor. In this quick holiday story, written by Bourdain, North America is given a brief, dark, humorous peek into the mythos surrounding Krampus, a goat-demon who comes during the Christmas holidays to punish children who misbehaved over the last year. A good pal of Santa Claus, Krampus, and the dread he has instilled in rotten kids for generations, most likely pre-dates Christianity. From Wikipedia: There seems to be little doubt as to his true identity for, in no other form is the full regalia of the Horned God of the Witches so well preserved. The birch – apart from its phallic significance – may have a connection with the initiation rites of certain witch-covens; rites which entailed binding and scourging as a form of mock-death. The chains could have been introduced in a Christian attempt to 'bind the Devil' but again they could be a re...
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MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is tapping executives from Amazon and Shell Oil Company with previous automotive industry experience to fill its ranks. CEO Mike Manley said in a letter to employees Thursday that Mark Stewart would join FCA as chief operating officer of North America from Amazon, “a company known for its culture […]
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Meister Eckhart, a 14th-century Dominican friar famous for his popular sermons on the direct experience of God, is finding popular appeal. The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in a higher power, if not organized religion, and their numbers too are steadily increasing.The history of organized religion is full of schisms, heresies and other breakaways. What is different at this time is a seemingly indiscriminate mixing of diverse religious traditions to form a personalized spirituality, often referred to as “cafeteria spirituality.” This involves picking and choosing the religious ideas one likes best.At the heart of this trend is the general conviction that all world religions share a fundamental, common basis, a belief known as “perennialism.” And this is where the unlikely figure of Meister Eckhart, a 14th-century Domini...
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Warmer temperatures might be helping a species of butterfly, but climate change is a double-edged sword. A towering elm tree stands 30 meters tall, somewhere near the border between England and Scotland, defying the fate that so many of its cousins met when Dutch elm disease ravaged the species in the 1970s. One of relatively few elm trees left, it is a haven for wildlife. Look closely and you can see the erratic fluttering of a small brown butterfly, with a W-shaped white streak across its wing.This butterfly is making history: It’s crossed the border into Scotland, where it has settled happily in a native wych elm tree and been sighted in the country for the first time in 133 years. The white-letter hairstreak — Satyrium w-album — has been squeezed slowly out of its habitat over the last 40 years, but now it seems to be getting a helping hand from an unexpected source: climate change.Although numbers were up slightly in 2017, the white-letter hairstreak isn’t doing well...
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A new global study is showing the threat of terror is falling worldwide.
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Cunard overhauling spa with new brand, new concept 277013 0 false 263565 Spas on Cunard Line ships will be rebranded as Mareel Wellness & Beauty, a new spa concept developed in partnership with Canyon Ranch. Cunard North America senior vice president Josh Leibowitz ca
 
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Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services provider, warned on Tuesday that its fourth-quarter North America revenues will likely decline 15 percent sequentially on steeper-than-expected price declines in hydraulic fracturing.
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Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services provider, warned investors on Tuesday that its fourth quarter North America revenues would likely decline 15 percent sequentially on steeper-than-expected price declines in hydraulic fracturing.
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Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services provider, warned investors on Tuesday that its North America revenues would likely decline 15 percent in the fourth quarter sequentially on steeper-than-expected price declines in hydraulic fracturing.
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Playa Grande, long been one of the most intriguing but difficult to get to courses in North America, gets a complete redesign by Rees Jones
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Energy-related carbon emissions in North America, Europe and developed Asia-Pacific economies are rising as developed economies consume more oil and natural gas, the International Energy Agency reports.
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Mariners fans have waited longer than any supporters in North America for a return to the postseason. General manager Jerry Dipoto is asking Seattle to wait a little bit more. Dipoto continued a whirlwind reshaping of the Mariners' roster Monday by sending Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets
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SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners fans have waited longer than any supporters in North America for a return to the postseason. General manager Jerry Dipoto is asking Seattle to wait a little bit more. Dipoto continued a whirlwind reshaping of the Mariners' roster Monday by sending Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz
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Beijing’s promises remained vague, while a pact with Canada and Mexico got a rough reception in Congress.
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Hootie & the Blowfish have announced a new North American tour and album set for 2019.
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FuboTV, a sports-focused internet television streaming service, expanded into Spain on Monday in its first move outside North America.
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FuboTV, a sports-focused internet television streaming service, expanded into Spain on Monday in its first move outside North America.
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FuboTV, a sports-focused internet television streaming service, expanded into Spain on Monday in its first move outside North America.
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Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North America tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $25.8 million in receipts.
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Just two weeks after its release, Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” is the bestselling book of the year. The former first lady’s book has sold more than 2 million copies in North America since its Nov. 13 release, according to NDP BookScan data. It sold 725,000 copies on its first day alone. The book is also...
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If a devastating new report from The New York Times is to be believed, the falconer’s falcon is but one of the innumerable creatures wiped off the planet just in the past 50 years. As the world’s pre-eminent heads of state gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this weekend for the annual G-20 summit, the postwar order has never looked more fragile. War threatens to break out at any moment between Russia and Ukraine, Britain is staring into the abyss of a failed Brexit negotiation and the U.S. faces a rising tide of ethno-nationalism, reinforced in no small part by Donald Trump’s presidency. Compounding this larger crisis, new research indicates we have just 12 years to radically reduce carbon emissions or risk climate catastrophe.The center is not holding, and if a devastating new report from The New York Times is to be believed, the falconer’s falcon is but one of the innumerable creatures wiped off the planet just in the past 50 years. As Jonathan Aronson argues in...
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As HBO brings Elena Ferrante's best-selling novel to the small screen in Italian, North American viewers are growing increasingly comfortable with foreign-language television with subtitles. It's likely streaming services have played a big role in this trend.
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Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez rode his 6,000th career winner in North America, guiding Singapore Trader to victory Friday at Aqueduct. The 47-year-old rider began his career in his native Puerto Rico before coming to the U.S. in 1990, when he rode 109 winners.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez rode his 6,000th career winner in North America, guiding Singapore Trader to victory Friday at Aqueduct.
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Congress will now have to ratify the deal when the new session starts in 2019.
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General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra plans to visit Capitol Hill next week to discuss its plans to halt production at five plants in North America next year and cut up to 15,000 jobs, two congressional aides said on Friday.
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General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra plans to visit Capitol Hill next week to discuss its plans to halt production at five plants in North America next year and cut up to 15,000 jobs, two congressional aides said on Friday.
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