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Mohammed bin Salman condemns Jamal Khashoggi killing

Mohammed bin Salman condemns Jamal Khashoggi killing Speaking to reporters, Trump also revealed that he will be fully informed by the USA intelligence personnel who were on their way back after investigations in Turkey and Saudi Arabia . Saudi officials on Wednesday allowed Turkish police to examine a well in the garden of the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul , after initially refusing to give permission to the investigators. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions $1.6-billion winning lottery ticket sold in SC

Mega Millions $1.6-billion winning lottery ticket sold in SC Match the Mega Ball by itself and you win $2, which isn't the $1.6 billion grand prize, but it'll help someone make back the money they spent on the ticket. Even though the jackpot winning ticket was not sold here, still check your lottery tickets. Here's how Mega Millions used to work: Players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number from 1 to 15. [Full Article...]

Murder of Khashoggi 'premeditated,' says Saudi prosecutor

Murder of Khashoggi 'premeditated,' says Saudi prosecutor However, French reaction has been relatively guarded, as Paris tries to retain its influence with Riyadh and protect commercial relations spanning energy, finance and arms sales. The kingdom sacked two top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as well three intelligence officials and arrested 18 Saudi suspects. That security margin is that it relies on US backing. [Full Article...]

Amazon Q3 2018 had $56.6 billion in sales and $2.9 billion profit

Amazon Q3 2018 had $56.6 billion in sales and $2.9 billion profit Analysts' projected US$57.1 billion. Amazon said revenue was hurt by foreign exchange rate changes. Up to 53 percent of goods sold on Amazon now come from third-party merchants, the company said on Thursday, marking a steady shift away from traditional retail where Amazon is the seller of a product. [Full Article...]

Owner claims dog is 'gold diggin' pretending to be stray for McDonald's

Owner claims dog is 'gold diggin' pretending to be stray for McDonald's In a Facebook post that's now gone viral , her owner, Betsy Reyes , accused the pup of pretending to be a stray, so fast food customers will throw her free burgers. "LMAO she recognized me", Reyes wrote. On Monday, Reyes made a decision to follow the pup to the McDonald's, where she caught Princess approaching a stranger's vehicle and begging the driver for food, a video shows . [Full Article...]

WWE isn't canceling Saudi event despite Khashoggi killing

WWE isn't canceling Saudi event despite Khashoggi killing Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has denied responsibility for Khashoggi's death , referring to the incident as a "heinous crime that can not be justified". The French president "informed (King Salman) of his profound indignation at the crime and demanded that all possible light be shone on the circumstances that led to this drama", his office said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Changing story again, Saudi Arabia says killing was planned

Changing story again, Saudi Arabia says killing was planned Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist living in self-imposed exile in Virginia, died in a fistfight during an interrogation gone wrong at the consulate. Asked about Khashoggi's death earlier this month, Blair told Reuters that it was "extremely troubling" and risked undermining the "process of modernisation" in the country but noted that the Saudis had "issued a very strong denial" of thei... [Full Article...]

CIA director heard recording of Khashoggi killing during Turkey visit- twosources

CIA director heard recording of Khashoggi killing during Turkey visit- twosources Both Turkish and US officials have thus far said that no such audio evidence has been shared by Turkey . "Saudi tyrant "MBS" - aka Mohammed Bone Saw - forces Jamal Khashoggi's son to do a PR photo op handshake, days after ordering his father's torture, dismemberment and murder". [Full Article...]

Brexit could lead to security threat at border, says watchdog

Brexit could lead to security threat at border, says watchdog British Prime Minister Theresa May has told parliament that 95 percent of the terms of Brexit have been agreed, saying she's hopeful the remaining five percent can be resolved soon. But her arrival at the packed meeting was greeted with cheers and some of those who heard her speak said it had gone well. General secretary Mark Dickinson said: "Ministers must be living on another planet if the... [Full Article...]

Sharp falls wipe out Wall Street's 2018 gains

Sharp falls wipe out Wall Street's 2018 gains Technology stocks also buckled and slid 2.14 percent, in tandem with global peers, over concerns of slowing growth in China and a tepid forecast from Apple supplier AMS AG's. The Nasdaq Composite.IXIC dropped 140.08 points, or 1.88 percent, to 7,328.55 at the opening bell. Following big plunges at the open, Asia indices saw some respite as United States stock futures hinted that the rout could... [Full Article...]

Apple, Samsung fined for updates causing 'malfunctions' in old phones

Apple, Samsung fined for updates causing 'malfunctions' in old phones As a result of this ruling, both companies were issued the maximum fine of €5m, though Apple was fined an additional €5m more for a separate issue involving their batteries. By way of giving more background to what led to the decision and ultimate fine, the newspaper goes on to note that Samsung told owners of its Galaxy Note 4 to install a new version of Google's Android operating system which ... [Full Article...]

Kansas players win prizes in Tuesday Mega Millions drawing

Kansas players win prizes in Tuesday Mega Millions drawing Add up those annual payments (after taxes from the federal government and South Carolina), and the total comes to $856 million after 30 years. The winning ticket numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and the mega number, 5 . For now, lottery officials are publicly urging the victor to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe location, seek financial or legal advice from a trusted source. [Full Article...]

Italy ordered to rip up budget over risk of new euro crisis

As the third largest economy in the eurozone and with vast national debt, "Italy is too big to fail, yet too big to save", he writes - meaning that if its economy does collapse it could very well take the European project with it. "The Italian government is openly and consciously going against commitments made", Dombrovskis said. Italian bonds will tell the story with Italian yields trading just... [Full Article...]

Huge Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots because of simple math, very long odds

Huge Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots because of simple math, very long odds If more than one person wins, the jackpots would be divided proportionately, as happened in 2012 with a Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million, a lottery official said. The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016. In California, for example, the lottery sold $5.7 million in Mega Millions tickets during the first half of the day Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump terms Khashoggi murder as ‘one of the worst cover-ups in history’

Trump terms Khashoggi murder as ‘one of the worst cover-ups in history’ This week on Intercepted: Trump offered analysis of the brutal Saudi murder by critiquing the "bad original concept" that was "carried out poorly". CIA Director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks with officials about the killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate. [Full Article...]

Oil Stumbles on U.S. Stockpile Worry and Saudi Production Pledge

Oil Stumbles on U.S. Stockpile Worry and Saudi Production Pledge Al-Suhaimi said she expected the number of qualified foreign investors to increase before and after the inclusion in the index, which is expected to happen in phases coinciding with index reviews in May and August 2019. Other non-OPEC producers have also produced only 66,000 barrels per day of additional oil between May and September, the Iranian minister said, citing OPEC's estimates. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan to resume peace talks post 2019 general elections

Imran Khan to resume peace talks post 2019 general elections According to market sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Saudi Kingdom and announcement of Saudi economic package for Pakistan is the major cause of positive sentiment in the PSX. Prime Minister Imran Khan is on his heels to take on the enormous economic crisis facing the country head-on, and in this connection, the premier would be visiting Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and China in coming da... [Full Article...]

Why You Really Shouldn’t Pool Lottery Tickets With Your Friends

Why You Really Shouldn’t Pool Lottery Tickets With Your Friends Should you grab all the cash at once, you'll get $904.9 million. Rhodes says what many people stopping for a ticket are thinking: The prize in tonight's Mega Millions drawing is now the nation's highest lottery prize on record. One in 302 million. But the odds aren't especially favorable, at about 1 in 88 quadrillion (that's 88,000,000,000,000,000). Meanwhile, the Powerball prize has reach... [Full Article...]

Body double used in attempted cover up of murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Erdogan made the remarks in a much-anticipated speech about Khashoggi's killing - remarks that he timed to coincide with Saudi Arabia's high-profile Future Investment Initiative summit, often called "Davos in the Desert". Turkish investigators have released security camera images showing that a Saudi body double was used in the attempted cover-up of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. [Full Article...]

More than 2 million pounds of taquitos being recalled

More than 2 million pounds of taquitos being recalled The ready-to-eat taquitos were produced July 1 through October 10. The recalled products will feature one of the following establishment numbers inside the USDA mark of inspection. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Consumers who have purchased affected products and may have stored them in the freezer are encouraged to throw it out or return the product for a full refu... [Full Article...]


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