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Exclusive: Pentagon, Lockheed near deal on $9 billion F-35 contract - sources
The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp are close to deal for a contract worth almost $9 billion as negotiations are poised to bring the price per F-35 below $100 million for the first time, people familiar with the talks said Wednesday. The F-35, the Pentagon's costliest arms program, has drawn fire from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump who has made lowering prices for military equipment a pillar of his transition into office. A Lockheed representative declined to comment and a representative for the fighter program said negotiations are ongoing.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:02:27 -0500
AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA
Media girds for battle with Trump White House
Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war. The president-elect, whose spent much of his campaign at loggerheads with the mainstream press, has been sharpening his attacks, and the news media is bracing for what some see as a looming campaign of intimidation. While many US presidents have had strained relations with the media, Trump has made maligning the press a core element of his message, foreshadowing a stormy relationship for the years to come.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:59:41 -0500
California withdraws immigrant health care request
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California officials are withdrawing their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:57:22 -0500
Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion
California-based Netflix said in its quarterly report Wednesday it ended the year with nearly 94 million subscribers, adding five million outside the United States in the last three months of the year. "This was the largest quarter of net additions in our history and was driven by strong acquisition trends in both our US and international segments," Netflix said in its quarterly update. The stronger-than-expected results lifted Netflix shares more than eight percent in after-hours trade.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:56:19 -0500
The Latest: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA
Brutal workout injuries highlight US college football flaws
The hospitalization of three US college American football players after a grueling workout has exposed failings in safety standards at university athletic programs, experts say. Three members of the University of Oregon's football team were left in hospital last week following the punishing fitness session, which was described in media reports as military-style training that had included one hour of continuous push-ups. At least one of the three, lineman Sam Poutasi, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a potentially deadly condition which occurs when broken down muscle tissue leaks into the blood stream.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:53:48 -0500
American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film
AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:47:19 -0500
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
Pliskova continues impressive Australian Open march
Impressive fifth seed Karolina Pliskova continued her march through the Australian Open on Thursday, storming into the third round with another straight-sets thrashing. The towering Czech star dished out a 6-0, 6-2 lesson to hapless Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova and will next meet either 31st seed Yulia Putintseva or Jelena Ostapenko. If she gets through that round, as form suggests she will, a potential quarter-final against third seed Agnieszka Radwanska will be within her sights.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:45:31 -0500
Trump to name ex-Georgia Gov. Perdue as agriculture secretary
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, a senior transition official said on Wednesday. During his time as governor, Perdue's key agricultural issues included water management and making changes to the tax code that were beneficial to farmers, said Jeffrey Harvey, legislative director for the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:35:04 -0500
First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats
LOS ANGELES (AP) The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:28:09 -0500