AOL 4 April 2018

Dow plummets as much as 500 points after new China tariffs stoke trade war fears

Filed under: Finance, Business, MarketUS stocks saw more deep losses Wednesday as newly announced China tariffs spooked investors amid escalating fears of a global trade war.Among the equity market's worst-hit industries were energy, industrials, and materials. Follow the Dow Jones industrial average.US stocks plummeted Wednesday amid reports that China is planning to retaliate against the US in an escalating trade conflict that has investors around the world on edge.US Dollar Index: -0.15%Crude oil (WTI): -2.05%Cboe Volatility Index (VIX): +9%Gold: +0.63%Bitcoin: -4.4%Check out Business Insider's in-depth coverage of the market's recent turbulence:Wall Street is waking up to the most hostile parts of Trump’s agenda — and the worst is yet to comeThe tumbling stock market is stuck in free fall without its most important safety netThe best stock trade of 2018 is a reversal from last year as turbulence rocks the marketRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Practicing Catholicism in Communist China

Filed under: News, World News, ReligionSUSPICION AND PRESSURERead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Blazers star Damian Lillard carted out of arena after suffering 'painful' injury

Filed under: News, Sports, NBAPortland’s senseless loss to Dallas got worse in the final minutes on Tuesday night, when Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard landed awkwardly on Mavericks center Salah Mejri’s foot and turned his left ankle.– – – – – – –Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Cynthia Nixon: I was ‘devastated’ by this ‘Sex and the City’ scene

Filed under: Entertainment, TV, ShowsCynthia Nixon is proud of her work on Sex and the City, but there was one scene in the movie’s sequel that left a bad taste in her mouth.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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What 'Free Willy' Child star Jason James Richter has been up to ahead of the film's 25th anniversary

Filed under: Entertainment, Movies, Movie NewsTwo decades and a half after 1993's Free Willy made Jason James Richter a star at just 11 years old, Richter is still acting today.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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The Houston Astros unveiled their extravagant World Series rings

Filed under: News, Sports, MLBThe Houston Astros are a really big team, who needed some really big rings to commemorate their 2017 World Series title. After winning their first World Series in franchise history, the organization vowed not to reveal the design until they were presented on the field and the specs on this baby were a beaut. On Tuesday night, the Astros more than made up for the botched raising of their banner on with the unveiling of their championship rings during a pregame ceremony.– – – – – – –Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Boy bullied for his two different colored eyes and cleft lip gets cat with exact same conditions

Filed under: News, US, Good NewsIt was truly a match made in heaven. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Kim Kardashian shares video of herself without foundation in must-see makeup tutorial

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity StyleKim Kardashian loves makeup so much that she ditched her foundation to show the difference it makes!SnapchatSnapchatRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Kansas City Royals signed the first pro baseball player with autism

Filed under: News, Sports, MLBTarik El-Abour is a unique individual in the diverse world of Major League Baseball. El-Abour, an outfielder who was raised in San Marino, California, recently signed a deal with the Kansas City Royals after spending the last two seasons with the Empire Pro Baseball League. In 2016, El-Abour was named the Empire League’s Rookie of the Year after batting .323 in 122 plate appearances and in 2017, he won a championship with the Plattsburgh Red Birds. However, it’s not his rise from humble beginnings that make his story so improbable.– – – – – – –Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Report: Trump agrees to keep troops in Syria a 'little longer,' but wants out

Filed under: News, Politics, White HouseWASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep U.S. troops in Syria a little longer but wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Britney Spears' boyfriend Sam Asghari gushes about girlfriend on Instagram

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity RelationshipBritney Spears' boyfriend is gushing about his ladylove!Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Carl's Jr. workers made bungee tourniquet to help YouTube victim

Filed under: News, US, Identities & Heroes One Carl’s Jr. employee became a star after he stepped in to treat a victim in the YouTube shooting.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Chris Pine and Annabelle Wallis are dating: Details

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity RelationshipNew couple alert! Chris Pine and Annabelle Wallis are a couple, a source exclusively reveals to Us Weekly.“Chris and Annabelle are dating! She was seeing someone else when they met,” the insider tells Us. “They kept it casual for the beginning. Chris was very attentive and wooed her to get her attention away from the other guy.”The Wrinkle in Time star, 37, and The Mummy actress, 33, fueled romance rumors after they were photographed together at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday, March 29.Actor Chris Pine and British actress Annabelle Wallis arrive at Heathrow airport in London on March 29, 2018.BACKGRID“Annabelle is totally Chris’ type,” the pal adds, noting that the new pair have even vacationed in Hawaii together.Pine rarely talks publicly about his relationships. In fact, the Princess Diaries actor refused to discuss his love life when The Hollywood Reporterprofiled him in January 2014, telling the publication at the time, “That’s something that I don’t really want to talk about.”See photos of Annabelle Wallis:However, the Star Trek actor confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres in November 2014 that he is single.Wallis opened up about keeping her love life out of the spotlight in a June 2017 interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. “It becomes hard when you know about someone’s personal life. It’s just distracting. It’s a whole other job in itself if you go down that road,” the blonde beauty explained. “I love the person I love, but it means so much to me that I like to keep it safe. I have nothing to hide. It’s just that when you have people in your life that you care about, you get very protective of them and it’s not about you anymore. It’s about other people and the ones you love are the ones you protect like a lioness.”Pine previously dated beauty queen Íris Björk Jóhannesdóttir in 2014 and was briefly linked to model Dominique Piek in 2013. Meanwhile, Wallis dated Chris Martin from 2014 to 2016.See photos of Chris Pine:Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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A YouTube engineer attempted to escape shooting on his electric skateboard -- and sped right into the crime scene

Filed under: News, US, Crime On Tuesday, a shooter opened fire at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.Many employees had no idea there was an active shooter in the vicinity when they evacuated their offices after a fire alarm went off.Zachary Vorhies, a senior software engineer, jumped on his electric skateboard and found himself at the scene of the shooting.SEE ALSO: A tragic day at YouTube: Photos show the chaotic scene as police responded to the shootingNOW WATCH: How 'leftover' women in China are changing its cultureRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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K-State G Amaad Wainright arrested by U.S. Marshals for alleged road-rage incident involving gunfire

Filed under: News, Sports, CrimeKansas State has suspended basketball player Amaad Wainright following his Monday arrest by U.S. Marshals for his alleged connection with a January road-rage incident involving gunfire in Overland Park.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Apple pays its female staff up to 26% less than men in the UK

Filed under: Finance, Business, CompaniesApple pays female employees up to 26% less than men in some parts of its UK and European operations.In the company as a whole, women earn 5% less than men.The disparity is a result of Apple's leadership ranks being filled with men.That all looks bad ... but Apple's salary gap is actually smaller than most.  Apple pays female employees up to 26% less than men in some parts of its UK and European operations, according to the company's gender pay gap report. However, among all 6,000 Apple employees in the UK, women are paid 5% less overall, on average. That pay gap is smaller than most UK companies, and less than comparable tech companies.This is the most beautiful phone I've ever seen — here's how it was madeHere are the 6 most important things we know about Apple's rumored foldable iPhoneThe new iPhone update automatically turns off Apple's battery-related slowdown featureRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Kathy Griffin debuts her Kellyanne Conway impression on Comedy Central's 'President Show': Watch

Filed under: Entertainment, TV, ShowsIt can be tricky to impersonate people who already act like characters -- but Kathy Griffin did her best with Kellyanne Conway, the White House's oft-criticized Counselor to the President, on Comedy Central's "The President Show" Tuesday night.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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During team interview, NFL coach asked Jerome Baker how he'd react if he punched him in the face

Filed under: News, Sports, NFLAs the NFL draft nears, NFL team personnel tend to walk a razor thin line along the border of bold and improper with their questioning of prospects during individual interviews. That brazen attitude has often resulted in them getting out of pocket with their inquiries. It’s their opportunity to find out what makes guys tick and sometimes, how best to tick them off.– – – – – – –Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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'Roseanne' boss asks viewers to separate revival from controversial star's persona

Filed under: Entertainment, TV, TV News[This story contains spoilers from the "Roseanne Gets the Chair" episode of ABC's Roseanne revival.]Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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'Nightmare bacteria' spreading across the US

Filed under: News, Drugs & Medicine, Science & Tech"Nightmare bacteria" with the power to resist most antibiotics are popping up across the U.S., but new, aggressive policies can help stop them from spreading, federal health officials said Tuesday.Carrying germs, without any symptomsRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Democrats score big in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Filed under: News, Politics, ElectionMilwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday, a victory for Democrats that gives more momentum for a potential blue wave in the November midterm elections. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Tyra Banks and her mom, Carolyn, step out looking stylish in New York

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity NewsTyra Banks' mom taught her all about "beauty, booty and being a boss" -- and now we're getting lessons straight from Ms. Carolyn herself!Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort challenges Robert Mueller's probe authority

Filed under: News, US, Courts/LegalWASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will try to convince a federal judge on Wednesday to throw out criminal charges filed against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, arguing Mueller has overstepped his legal authority.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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'Fixer Upper': Chip and Joanna Gaines bid tearful goodbye to HGTV hit during series finale

Filed under: Entertainment, TV, TV News"Fixer Upper" has officially come to an end.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Trump says the US has already lost its trade war with China

Filed under: News, Politics, White HousePresident Donald Trump on Wednesday said the US was "not in a trade war with China" because such a war had already been lost by past US leaders.His comments came after the US and China announced tit-for-tat tariffs on a slew of goods.Economists say the back-and-forth does not amount to a full-blown trade war yet, but the risks are rising.President Donald Trump responded Wednesday to the escalating trade fight between the US and China, saying any trade war between the two countries was already over.Trump rolls out a massive list of $50 billion worth of Chinese products that will face new tariffsTrump's 'increasingly erratic' attacks on a major trade deal could throw the North American economy into chaosTrump trashes CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS while defending allegedly pro-Trump local news corporate ownerRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner wanted Planned Parenthood to stop providing abortions in exchange for funding: book

Filed under: News, Politics, White HouseJared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tried to tie funding for Planned Parenthood to an end of abortion services, according to a new book.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to testify before U.S. House Commerce panel April 11 - committee

Filed under: Finance, Business, PeopleWASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, the panel said on Wednesday.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Kathy Griffin reflects on Anderson Cooper friendship: ‘I loved him’

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity NewsAfter years of being buddies, comedian Kathy Griffin and television star Anderson Cooper’s friendship came to an end in the wake of Griffin’s controversial photo shoot of her holding a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump’s head.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House committee on April 11

Filed under: News, US, Courts/LegalFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, according to an announcement from the committee released on Wednesday.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Trump tweets: ‘We will be taking strong action today’ on border security

Filed under: News, Politics, White HousePresident Trump on Wednesday tweeted about “taking strong action” on border security.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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