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Michelle Obama accidentally tweets former staffer’s number

WASHINGTON — Having former first lady Michelle Obama tweet your telephone number is one way to get a lot of attention. The telephone number of a former White House staffer was shared on the ?MichelleObama Twitter account on Friday. Michelle Obama has 7.67 million Twitter followers. The telephone number apparently belongs to Duncan Wolfe, a …

Gmail users targeted by phishing attack

SAN FRANCISCO – A phishing campaign targeting Gmail users took place Wednesday, prompting Google, the provider of the service, to disable what it called “offending accounts” that initiated the attack. Like all phishing practices, the attack was carried out by sending an email to Gmail users, with the attacker pretending to be someone they may …

Coffee perks up Amadeo’s ‘Pahimis Festival’

AMADEO–Amadeo Mayor Albert S. Ambagan on Saturday lauded “the coffee farmers’ great contribution to putting Amadeo on the map as a major coffee producer that it is right now”. This town dubbed “Coffee Capital” has once again perked up, thanks to its annual “Pahimis Festival” which gives tribute to its main industry. The festival ended …

First Lady dedicates ‘healing’ garden at children’s hospital

WASHINGTON—Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital’s new rooftop “healing” garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, “relax and enjoy in peace.” Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children’s National hospital also include doors …

Manufacturer says it’s removing relabeled Ivanka Trump items

NEW YORK — An apparel company says it accepts responsibility for Ivanka Trump clothing that was relabeled as a different designer. G-III Apparel Group Inc., which is licensed to manufacture clothing under the Ivanka Trump brand, said it was removing the mislabeled items sold at discount retailer Stein Mart. It said the relabeling to Adrienne …

Census: Young women in US favour jobs outside the home

WASHINGTON –The milestones of adulthood for today’s millennials: economic security and finishing school –not rushing to get married and have a family. And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career. The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in …

Cargo ship with 12 crew capsizes in Black Sea

MOSCOW — The Tass news agency says a cargo ship carrying grain from southern Russia to Turkey has capsized during a storm in the Black Sea with 12 crew members on board. Tass, citing the emergency services, says one crew member has been rescued and a search for the others is underway. The Russian marine …

Ivanka’s brand prospers as politics mixes with business

SHANGHA –Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and the company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. The commercial engine of the first daughter’s brand is stronger than ever even as she builds a …

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

NEW YORK — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like “Liv and Maddie,” “Jessie” and “The Lodge” on her laptop, iPad and phone. “Sometimes I watch TV in the car,” she says. “I have ballet every day, so I …

Sushi stress: Fishermen not catching many baby eels

PORTLAND –The chilly rivers of Maine are causing trouble in the world of sushi. The state’s brief, annual season for baby eels is off to a slow start because of a cold spring that has prevented the fish from running in rivers. The baby eels, called elvers, are an important piece of the worldwide sushi …

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