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The real cost of being caught at high speed: Drivers caught excessively over the limit face financial blow of £1,090 from increased fines and insurance

The real cost of being caught at high speed: Drivers caught excessively over the limit face financial blow of £1,090 from increased fines and insurance

May 21, 2017

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Finance:

Since April 24, any motorists found guilty of the most serious speeding offences may have to cough-up one-and-a-half times their weekly pay in fines.

Based on Office for National Statistics figures for February 2017, the average driver would have to …

Q&A: Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

Q&A: Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

May 21, 2017

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President Donald Trump walks back to the White House in Washington after escorting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his vehicle following Erdogan’s visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lawmakers are accusing President …

The liberal punditocracy thinks Donald Trump is toast. Not so fast

The liberal punditocracy thinks Donald Trump is toast. Not so fast

May 21, 2017

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To watch Fox News on Monday night or peruse rightwing outposts like Breitbart and the Drudge Report was to find an America that will always be to Donald Trump’s liking. “Deep State Strikes,” blared Breitbart, perhaps Trump’s most ardent media …

Go west, young pine: U.S. forests shifting with climate change

Go west, young pine: U.S. forests shifting with climate change

May 21, 2017

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WASHINGTON — A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.

The eastern white pine is going west, more than 80 miles since the early 1980s. The …

Trump Calls Himself the Victim of a ‘Witch Hunt’

Trump Calls Himself the Victim of a ‘Witch Hunt’

May 21, 2017

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WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out Thursday, saying he was the target of an unprecedented witch hunt, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate ties between his presidential campaign and Russian officials.

In a pair …

This funky foldable e-bike fits into a backpack

This funky foldable e-bike fits into a backpack

May 21, 2017

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Smacircle

The tiny Smacircle S1 is claimed to be "the world’s most compact and lightweight ebike," as it folds up small enough to fit into a backpack, which could be a useful tool in multimodal transportation for some people. However, …

After three decades behind bars, Puerto Rican nationalist returns to Humboldt Park

After three decades behind bars, Puerto Rican nationalist returns to Humboldt Park

May 21, 2017

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Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera poses for a portrait during an interview following his release from house arrest after decades in custody, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Carlos Giusti / AP)

A day after he …

Tree Top turns surplus fruit into donated snacks for kids

Tree Top turns surplus fruit into donated snacks for kids

May 20, 2017

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The Selah-based growers’ co-op Tree Top combined surplus peach puree with apple sauce and lemon juice to create these Fruit Squeeze tubes that it distributed to Northwest food banks. (Courtesy of Tree Top)

There’s the old adage, “When life gives …

BBC Reserves the Right to Report Commenters to Their Employer for Offensive Content

BBC Reserves the Right to Report Commenters to Their Employer for Offensive Content

May 20, 2017

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Users have noted that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC News) has reserved the right in their Privacy and Cookies Policy to contact the employers of commenters who post offensive content on their website.

Twitter user Frank Fisher posted a tweet …

Cannes 2017: A look at some of the stylish gowns at the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017: A look at some of the stylish gowns at the Cannes Film Festival

May 20, 2017

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Chompoo Araya (James Gourley / REX / Shutterstock / WWD)

Ramped up security failed to spoil the party mood at the opening night ceremony for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night. Mounting the famous Palais …