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Trump and Abe’s friendship day starts with tweet underscoring divides

Hours before President Donald Trump was set to begin a day of male bonding with his Japanese counterpart, he issued a tweet underscoring his lingering divides with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over security matters. The episode highlights the challenges that Abe faces in cultivating an ally in Trump, whose deeply personal view of diplomacy has…MORE

Kanye West shares a touching story about his late mother

Kanye West knows his mother would have loved to see her grandchildren full of energy and enjoying life. West opened up about his mother, Donda West, who in 2007 died of complications after cosmetic surgery, on Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” with David Letterman that begins streaming May 31. “This would have been…MORE

Trump plays down North Korea’s missile test, putting him at odds with Abe

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday he doesn’t view North Korea’s short range missile tests as disturbing, a view deeply at odds with his Japanese hosts and in conflict with statements made a day earlier by his national security adviser. “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but…MORE

Pilot dead in a plane crash on St. Simons Island on Georgia’s coast

A pilot is dead after a single-engine airplane crashed Saturday on St. Simons Island on the Georgia coast, the Glynn County Police Department said. The plane took off Saturday morning from Savannah International Airport. Officials believe the pilot was the only person on the plane, Lt. Brian Scott with the Glynn County police said. The…MORE

Insurer First American left nearly 900 million sensitive customer files exposed

A leading US real estate and mortgage insurer, First American Financial Corp., left vulnerable an enormous trove of digital documents, some of which may have contained social security numbers and bank account information. Bad actors only needed a web address to view the documents as they were left without password protection or other encryption, according…MORE

Soldier braves elements to honor fallen comrades

When a severe storm swept through the Washington area before the start of Memorial Day weekend, it didn’t stop the 3rd US Infantry Regiment from placing flags at the graves of fallen soldiers, including at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The regiment, known as The Old Guard, is responsible for carrying out the annual…MORE

Why it took Facebook so long to act against the doctored Pelosi video

It took Facebook more than a day to downgrade a doctored video making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi look like she was slurring her words — and the video itself remains on the site, with copycats proliferating. A group called Politics WatchDog posted the manipulated video of Pelosi — which was slowed down to give the…MORE