The art of hyperbole: Trump’s got it down pat

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s never just a deal.President Donald Trump’s penchant for overselling his accomplishments has been on vivid display in recent days as he hailed his Syria cease-fire as a boon for civilization and claimed his trade agreement with China was the biggest ever. The economy is the “greatest” ”in the history of our Country,” the military is the “most powerful” it has ever been, regulations have been cut at record rates, and, in his telling, America is “winning, winning, winning” like never before.

‘You know what is unfair?’: Transportation advocates respond to Charlie Baker’s congestion pricing comments

Gov. Charlie Baker’s assertion that congestion pricing would be “unfair” to certain Boston-area commuters isn’t going over well with some transportation advocates.

Rooney steps out: GOP member ‘thinking’ about impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman’s home turf in swing state Florida.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protester Turns Self In After DNA Found on Cigarette at Construction Site

DNA evidence on a cigarette butt found at the scene of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) riot of 2016 has led a South Dakota man to turn himself into authorities, according to The Bismarck Tribune.

Lunenberg couple planning to marry soon due to groom’s terminal cancer diagnosis exceeds fundraising goal

A Lunenberg couple raising money to hold their wedding within the next few weeks due to the groom’s terminal cancer diagnosis has met and exceeded their fundraising goal.

Minnesota Man Shot in Head at Funeral; Suspect in Custody

A Minneapolis man, 45, was shot in the head at a funeral on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota on Friday. He was subsequently transported to Cloquet Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Essentia Hospital in Duluth, according to the Associated Press, KBJR and KMSP. There is no word at press time about his condition, though authorities said that they did not believe his wounds were life-threatening.

Athletic Clothing Brand Runs Ads With Trump Tied Up, Promises to Donate Proceeds to Nonprofit

The athletic clothing brand Dhavani is running ads, including at Times Square, of women tying down or silencing President Donald Trump with the hashtag #StandForSomething.

North Carolina Cemetery Has Shut Down Its Scary Movie Night, but Elsewhere It’s a Routine Fright

A Fayetteville, North Carolina cemetery has cancelled plans to run a scary movie night, citing the concerns of relatives whose loved ones are buried there, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.

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Trump Hosting G7 at His Doral Golf Resort Is ‘Even More Unbelievable’ Given Impeachment Inquiry, Ethics Watchdog Says

President Donald Trump holding the 2020 G7 summit at his own golf resort in Doral, Florida, is a blatant "use of his office for personal gain" and "even more unbelievable" given he faces an impeachment inquiry, according to a watchdog group that had previously requested an investigation on the matter.

Hillary Clinton Suggests Russia Is Grooming Current Democratic Candidate To Run as a Third Party Nominee

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a guest on David Plouffe's Campaign HQ podcast Thursday where she weighed in on possible Russian interference in the 2020 election.

Utah Church Members Sent to Hospital With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After Gas Leak: ‘They Weren’t Moving. They Were Just Flat, Prone’

Dozens of people have been evacuated and 13 taken to hospital due to a significant buildup of carbon monoxide inside a Utah meetinghouse.

Trump: US has no stake in Turkey’s fight in northern Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that Turkey’s attacks in Syria against Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American soldiers are not a U.S. concern.

The AP’s fact check of the Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.

Who Are the Democratic Debate Moderators? Anderson Cooper, Marc Lacey and Erin Burnett Host in Ohio

Twelve of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will take to the debate stage Tuesday night in the fourth debate thus far during this primary season. CNN's Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett along with the New York Time's Marc Lacey have been tasked with moderating the largest presidential primary debate in recorded history, according to the Times.

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Huawei exec: Chinese tech giant wants to be ‘transparent’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Friday that the company is prepared to be “open and transparent” as it looks to persuade the U.S. government that it can be trusted and that national security concerns about its technology are unfounded.

Equifax breach victims can pick their compensation – why choice may mean cheaper and better settlements

If you are among the approximately 147 million people affected by the Equifax data breach, you may be looking forward to your cut of the US$700 million legal settlement.

Schiff, ever a prosecutor, draws GOP ire in impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump’s impeachment. So it’s up to Adam Schiff to build the case.

Diplomat said to have questioned optics of Hunter Biden job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told impeachment investigators this week that he had raised concerns in 2015 about Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, working with a Ukrainian gas company.

Former Republican State Senator Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing on Child Pornography Charges

Former Pennsylvania state senator Mike Folmer has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on child pornography charges, according to WHTM. Folmer's waiver is not an admission of guilt, although there is still enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

You can now subscribe to Twitch streamers on iOS, if you pay the Apple tax

You can now subscribe to your favorite streamers from your iOS device, provided you have an iOS device and have updated the Twitch app. Truly we are living in the future.

Concern about Mulvaney comments; Kasich supports impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent.

Americans Want Dramatic Shift in Health Care System: New Poll

After the 2020 Democratic candidates engaged in a hotly disputed conversation about how to reform the nation's health care system during the primary debate on Tuesday, a new poll is clarifying the extent Americans are dissatisfied with the current system ahead of the general election.

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U.S., Russia and Europe Hold Back-to-Back Nuclear War Games Across the Globe

United States, Russia and Europe have all planned near-concurrent nuclear war games across the globe, testing their strategic capabilities in the event of a conflict.

Malaysia Calls For Cuts to Children’s Movie ‘Abominable’ Over Map Showing South China Sea

Malaysian officials are calling for changes to the recently released animated feature Abominable, a children's movie about a bigfoot-like monster who befriends a group of children. The film has raised eyebrows internationally for a scene featuring map that places China's borders well into a disputed area in the South China Sea.

Ahead of World Menopause Day, U.K. Media Company Announces Policy for Accommodating Menopausal Employees

Channel 4, a television broadcaster in the United Kingdom, has instituted a workplace policy with accommodations for female employees going through menopause, according to The Guardian. Believed to be the first policy of its type among U.K. media companies, menopausal women will receive flexible work arrangements and paid leave.

Donald Trump Golf Course Hit by Vandalism, Theft and Threatening Message Since President Took Office

Donald Trump's golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has been the site of several reported crimes over the last four years—including instances of vandalism, fire-raising theft and a threatening message.

Syria Tells Russia It Will Force Both Turkey and U.S. Military Out ‘By All Means’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has informed a visiting Russian delegation that his country was prepared to force out any uninvited guests, especially the armed forces of Turkey and the United States, which themselves recently fell on opposing ends of an eight-year civil war.