That shopping app you downloaded might be fake

Fake news isn’t the only thing that smartphone users should be cautious about these days. As the holiday shopping season is in full swing, a slew of fake retail apps are appearing in smartphone app stores. These apps, which usually look like official shopping apps from retail brands, install malware on the phones of unsuspecting customers once downloaded. From there, identity and credit card information […]

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Pelosi Becomes a Symbol of Democrats’ Losses

In the aftermath of Democrats’ demoralizing election defeat, Representative Nancy Pelosi’s bid to return as minority leader has been transformed into a larger debate about what has gone wrong with a party that eight years ago controlled Congress and the White House. Ms. Pelosi, a 76-year-old San Francisco progressive, is expected to easily win re-election when her colleagues vote on […]

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Trump tapping Washington, Wall Street veterans for top jobs

President-elect Donald Trump is tapping a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street to fill out his Cabinet, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary. On Tuesday, Trump also chose Georgia Rep. Tom Price to oversee the nation’s health care system, picking a fierce “Obamacare” critic who has championed efforts to privatize Medicare. […]

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Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

Donald Trump’s tweets can’t erase the reality that he lost the popular vote in this month’s election, according to The Associated Press’ vote-counting operation. The president-elect tweeted Saturday that he’d have won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” He also alleged “serious voter fraud” in California, New Hampshire and Virginia and complained that […]

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Russia eyes supplying military hardware to the Philippines

Russia’s ambassador says his country is not discussing a military alliance but partnership and friendship with the Philippines, with Moscow interested in supplying arms, weapons and transferring technology to the United States’ long-standing ally. Ambassador Igor Khovaev said Tuesday that the two countries’ economic and trade commission will start work soon to identify specific areas of cooperation. He said Russia […]

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Annoyed Dems dismiss recount as ‘waste of time’

Democrats are unenthusiastic about the recount effort being mounted by Jill Stein of the Green Party, seeing it as a futile effort that serves only to distract opponents of President-elect Donald Trump’s policy and personnel decisions. Some Democrats even come close to echoing Trump’s charge that re-tallying votes from the presidential race is just a “scam” being advanced by Stein, […]

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Trump camp: Major appointments coming Tuesday

President-elect Donald Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller said there are “very exciting announcements” coming Tuesday about Cabinet positions and a top administration official. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also said Monday that there will be “a number of very important announcements” on Tuesday, according to pool reports. “Not only will we have first thing tomorrow morning, we’ll have one Cabinet level pick […]

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