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Oscars red carpet style: Hollywood goes for gold

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:53

 Hollywood goes for goldThe red carpet was awash with creams, golds and metallics on Sunday night as the great and good of Hollywood stepped out for the 89th Academy Awards. But amidst the charming neutrals there were flashes of glamorous crimson and sexy black. Here are 10 dresses that stole the show.


Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:59

Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved tiesHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.


WWII Navy officer who helped rescue Kennedy dies at age 97

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 14:04

WWII Navy officer who helped rescue Kennedy dies at age 97MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew has died at age 97, his daughter said Sunday.


Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 13:47

Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile modelFinnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out. Unlike the original, which was known for its sturdiness, the new Nokia 3310 will allow web browsing. The new version will bring back its predecessor's popular "Snake" game and distinctive ringtones, said Arto Nummela, the head of Finnish start-up HMD Global which will produce the phone under a licensing agreement with Nokia.


Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French polls

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 13:06

Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French pollsFrench far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused the media of "campaigning hysterically" in favour of Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the presidency, as polls showed him enjoying a jump in support. Le Pen, speaking at a rally in the western city of Nantes, launched a series of attacks on the 39-year-old independent who has emerged as a frontrunner to become France's next leader. In an attack that recalled US President Donald Trump's confrontation with journalists, she added: "The media have chosen their candidate.


Photos of the day - February 26, 2017

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 12:43

Photos of the day - February 26, 2017Somali migrants cross the U.S. border into Canada; figure skating Gold medalist Choi Da-bin of South Korea, performs during the closing ceremony of the Asian Winter Games; Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos vie for the ball. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.


Guy quits his crappy job in the best way possible

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 11:44

Guy quits his crappy job in the best way possibleSometimes, you need to go out with a bang. Or a flush. Giving two weeks is a pretty standard practice when employees move on from their current job. It allows the company a short amount of time to search for a replacement, and gives the employee an opportunity to leave on good standing. You never know when you may need that reference — or worse, when you may need your old job back. While most people quickly Google "two-week notice letter" and follow a pretty standard form, this guy decided on a different method. SEE ALSO: Lucky woman wins lottery days after quitting her job According to his wife, Redditor Girlofgodsbadday, this dude decided to quit his job by writing his two-week notice on a few sheets of toilet paper.  "I have chosen this type of paper for my 2 week resignation as a symbol of how I feel this company has treated me, and ironically, how it is disposed of is where I feel the company is going," the letter reads. Just in case the message wasn't clear, he drew a toilet next to where he signed his name. While he didn't use the term "ironically" properly, we're going to give him a pass because handing that over to any boss takes some serious guts. BONUS: A new way to take selfies — and six other features the iPhone 8 might have


Croatia far-right leader arrested after Zagreb march

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 11:14

Croatia far-right leader arrested after Zagreb marchPolice arrested a Croatian far-right party leader on Sunday after dozens of supporters marched through the capital Zagreb chanting pro-Nazi slogans. Supporters of the far-right A-HSP party, which has no presence in parliament, marched through downtown Zagreb before gathering at the main Ban Jelacic square. The participants of Sunday's march, who were dressed in black, waved a US and a Croatian flag, as well as the flag of the German far-right NPD party.


Arkansas State University revises Mexican campus contract

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:51

Arkansas State University revises Mexican campus contractLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University is finalizing plans to open a campus in Mexico.


Pope makes historic visit to Rome Anglican church

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:48

Pope makes historic visit to Rome Anglican churchPope Francis attended a service at the All Saints' Church in Rome on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff in history to visit an Anglican church in the Italian capital. Francis's visit marked the 200th anniversary of the All Saints' church, furthering a rapprochement between the Vatican and the Anglican Church of England that began last year. In a further sign of the closer ties, the pope spoke of the "possibility" of a visit to troubled South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, his Anglican counterpart.


Here’s the three new Nokia Android phones you’ve been waiting for

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:26

Here’s the three new Nokia Android phones you’ve been waiting forAbout five years too late, Nokia has finally entered the Android market. It's probably not quite what you were expecting: the phones really come from Nokia's new Finnish owner, HMD Global. But hey, they're Nokia phones running Android, and they look half-decent, so who are we to complain? Things get better when you hear about the design decisions HMD has been making. Just a few small companies (and Motorola) have done in the past, HMD is shipping all three phones with pure Android, no gimmicks, no bundled apps, and no bungled re-skinning. The three devices are called the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The specs and price increase along with the number, but all three handsets look distinctly mid-range. It starts with the Nokia 3, the most basic of the new devices. It's featuring a 5-inch display up front, generic quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM underneath, and 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSD. nok3 The design looks a lot like the Nokia we've recently become familiar with: curved edges, a polycarbonate frame, and most of the flair coming from color. It's not a bad design, normally, but in a world of aluminum unibody, it's sorely in danger of feeling cheap. That's exactly what the Nokia 3 is, though, as it should be available in the spring for around $150. Just like the new 3310, there's a range of colors for you to choose from. nokia The Nokia 5 looks like a small step up in price, but hits a much more attractive place with the specs. Ther's a 5.2-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a Wualcomm Snapdragon 430 underneath. That's a decent amount of power for a mid-range Android device, and especially given that it's running a naked version of Android with no bloat, should be enough for most day-to-day use. The polycarbonate body is also upgraded to aluminum, which helps with a more premium feel. It still looks to have a lot of bezel compared to this year's crop of smartphones, but at the price of the 5, you can lett that go. It should be shipping in Q2 for $200, which is a steal for a serious low-end handset these days. There's also one other piece of classic Nokia to be found in the 5's hardware: a 13-megapixel camera at the back and 6-megapixel front-facing camera. Provided that these are good lenses and not just gratuitously thrown on there to save the spec sheet, that could mean that Nokia's legendary mobile cameras are back for good. nok6 Finally, we've got the Nokia 6. It many ways, it's similar to the 5: aluminum body, Snapdragon 430 processor, but the screen has been upgraded to 5.5-inches and the RAM to 3GB. The camera also gets a small bump to 16 megapixels. There's also a limited edition available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, if that really catches your eye. It's still not priced anywhere close to flagship smartphone pricing, with the regular version running about $250. None of these phones are going to change the world or compete with a new iPhone, but it looks to be a solid first step back into the phone-making business for Nokia. We'll have to wait and see how sales actually go -- for low-end phones like these, it will probably depend if they can get into any carrier retail stores -- but the future looks a little brighter for Nokia after today.


Will Tom Perez unite the Democratic party?

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:05

Will Tom Perez unite the Democratic party?The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to select former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the group, bring an end to a contentious race that pitted the more centric ideology of the party under former President Barack Obama against the progressive agenda of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Mr. Perez edged out Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who received the backing of Senator Sanders (I) of Vermont, in an unprecedented second round of voting, taking 235 of the 435 votes. In a nod to the party’s more progressive wing, Perez has selected Mr. Ellison to serve as deputy chairman of the party.


In Puerto Rico, pensions' decline pits retirees against lenders

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 09:55

In Puerto Rico, pensions' decline pits retirees against lendersThe U.S. territory is doing all it can to present itself as a reliable place to invest, but resolving the pensions issue will require a careful balance. Benefit structures are widely seen as unsustainable, but draconian cuts to pensioners could deepen the population's reliance on government subsidies and compound rampant emigration. "Many of our retirees are already under the poverty line," Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told Reuters in an interview this past week, saying any pension cuts would attempt to protect the poorest beneficiaries.


This Week Fast Forward 02.26.2017

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 09:47

This Week Fast Forward 02.26.2017Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."


Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 09:20

Russians march to honor slain opposition leader NemtsovMOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!" to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.


Anxiety, tears and prayers in California's immigrant community

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 08:49

Anxiety, tears and prayers in California's immigrant communityFor the past three decades, Emilio Lopez Bautista has risen before dawn and headed to work in the farm fields of California, earning an honest living, buying a house, and steering clear of trouble. Lopez Bautista lives in constant fear that he or a relative could fall victim to President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown.


S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 08:40

S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flagsWALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony.


Kyrgyz opposition leader detained ahead of presidential campaign

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 08:33

Kyrgyz opposition leader detained ahead of presidential campaignKyrgyzstan's state security service said it detained opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev on Sunday on charges of corruption and fraud, a move that may eliminate him as a contender for presidency in the upcoming election. Tekebayev, 58, leads the Ata Meken (Fatherland) party's parliamentary faction and is one of the most outspoken critics of President Almazbek Atambayev, whose term ends this year. The ex-Soviet Central Asian nation will hold a presidential election on Nov. 19.


Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Everything you need to know

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 06:52

 Everything you need to know

This morning's unveiling of the LG G6 was a great way to kick off MWC 2017 if you were looking for excitement, but there is one big problem with LG going first on press day in Barcelona: it's all down hill from here. The LG G6 is a gorgeous new flagship smartphone that will be in a league of its own once it hits store shelves next month, and you can read all about it in our LG G6 hands-on preview. Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ weren't ready in time for Mobile World Congress this year, so LG's biggest rival is a no-show as far as smartphones go. In fact, the only company to announce flagship phones that might be able to give the G6 a run for its money was Huawei, which just took the wraps off the brand new P10 and P10 Plus.

The Huawei P9 was once of the hottest flagship Android phones of the year in 2016, but if you're in the United States the odds are quite good that you've never even seen one in person. Let's hope that changes with the next-generation Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus smartphones, because they're beyond impressive.

Huawei's new flagship phones are made entirely of glass and metal. They look like a cross between Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 5 — the P10 and P10 Plus designs aren't exactly original, but if there are any phones a vendor should take inspiration from when designing a flagship device, those are two outstanding choices.

The Huawei P10 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display and Huawei's own Kirin 960 processor, which has proven to be quite powerful according to leaked early benchmark tests. The phone includes 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and microSDXC support, as well as a large 3,200 mAh battery. The handset also sports a Leica-branded dual-lens rear camera setup that marries a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with a 12-megapixel main sensor. And yes, Huawei has aped the Portrait Mode feature from Apple's iPhone 7 Plus to create a bokeh effect on portraits that's similar to what you would get from a DSLR.

Huawei's larger P10 Plus features many of the same specs as the smaller model, but it includes a 5.5-inch WQHD display, a bigger 3,750 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and the rear cameras have a wider f/1.8 aperture compared to the f/2.2 aperture on the P10.

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will be released in March in several markets including Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, Australia and more, and they'll be available in a number of sleek and unique colors. The P10 will be priced at €649 (about $685) and the larger P10 Plus will cost just €50 more at €699 euros (about $738). Unfortunately, there's no word from Huawei regarding US availability.


Pelosi: President Trump 'has nothing to show' for first month in office except 'fear'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 06:49

 President Trump 'has nothing to show' for first month in office except 'fear'The House Democratic leader is interviewed exclusively on "This Week."


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