Trump's re-election campaign ended 2017 with $22 million in cash

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign ended 2017 with $22 million in cash helped by $6.9 million in contributions in the fourth quarter of the year, his campaign announced on Wednesday.

  • Walmart reveals the most bizarre top-selling items in every state
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    Walmart reveals the most bizarre top-selling items in every state

    Walmart.com analyzed the hottest-selling items in every state and found some unusual top sellers. According to the data, New Yorkers love Cheerios, Californians love protein powder, and Ohioans are big fans of grape-flavored drink mix. Walmart knows more about what Americans are buying than any other US retailer, thanks to its sheer size.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestants: Graeme Swann, DJ Vick Hope confirmed
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    Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestants: Graeme Swann, DJ Vick Hope confirmed

    The contestants participating in Strictly Come Dancing 2018 are set to be announced over the coming weeks. First to be confirmed was TV presenter and campaigner Katie Piper whose appointment was confirmed on BBC Breakfast on 13 August with Steps star Faye Tozer and Red Dwarf favourite Danny John-Jules following on that night's edition of The One Show. Next to be announced was YouTuber Joe Sugg, who became the first social media star to sign up for the BBC dancing competition, and Capital FM DJ Vick Hope followed by "worried" cricketer Graeme Swann.

  • Jaguar F-Type – a rorty convertible on long-term test
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    Jaguar F-Type – a rorty convertible on long-term test

    Jaguar F-Type – a rorty convertible on long-term test

  • How parents should prepare for A-level results day today
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    How parents should prepare for A-level results day today

    How parents should prepare for A-level results day today

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    Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth.

  • Peru sees single day record number of Venezuelans arrive
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    Peru sees single day record number of Venezuelans arrive

    A record number of Venezuelans fleeing poverty, economic collapse and a political crisis entered Peru on a single day, authorities said on Wednesday.

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    Omagh memorial service - 20th anniversary

    A special memorial service took place in Northern Ireland to mark the 20th anniversary since the fatal Omagh bombing. Survivors and members of the public came together in solidarity to remember those whose lives were taken and impacted by the attack.

  • US F-22 Raptors just squared off against Norwegian F-35s in simulated dogfights
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    US F-22 Raptors just squared off against Norwegian F-35s in simulated dogfights

    Two U.S. F-22s squared off in simulated dogfights with two of Norway's F-35s on Wednesday as part of an exercise aimed at strengthening the NATO alliance. The two U.S. F-22s are among 13 in Europe for a series of short-term deployments, with further training missions planned in undisclosed locations in coming days. One Norwegian pilot said the mock fight with the F-22s was great practice, especially since the F-35s generally surprise and overpower other non-stealthy aircraft.

  • In pictures: The life of 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin
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    In pictures: The life of 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

    Soul singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76. The long-reigning ‘Queen of Soul’, who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think and her signature song, Respect, died at her home in Detroit. The much-loved soul giant had a career lasting decades, recorded more than 100 singles, and was widely recognised as one of the greatest singers of all time. Franklin was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is the most charted artist in the history of the Hot 100. Yahoo UK looks back on the life of a true music icon whose legacy will last for generations.

  • 2020 BMW X6 spotted up close by Motor1.com reader
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    2020 BMW X6 spotted up close by Motor1.com reader

    The rear license plate will be sitting much lower compared to previous generations of the large coupe-SUV.

  • Rare jumping spider discovered in UK for first time ever
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    Rare jumping spider discovered in UK for first time ever

    A rare species of jumping spider never recorded in the UK before has been discovered living in a nature reserve in Cheshire, scientists have said. Described as an “athletic moss-dwelling” creature, the sighting of the Sibianor larae was made in June at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve, in Warrington. Arachnologist Richard Burkmar discovered the tiny jumping spider, just half the size of a matchstick head, during a survey visit to the Cheshire bog.

  • Rio Tinto approaches bidders for $6bn Canadian iron ore stake
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    Rio Tinto approaches bidders for $6bn Canadian iron ore stake

    The Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto (Hanover: CRA1.HA - news) has begun courting potential bidders for its $6bn (£4.7bn) Canadian iron-ore‎ operations as it seeks to take advantage of a rebound in the commodity's value. Sky News has learnt that Rio Tinto has hired Credit Suisse (IOB: 0QP5.IL - news) , the investment bank, to conduct an auction of its majority stake in Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC). Prospective bidders such as ArcelorMittal (LSE: 0NSF.L - news) and Teck, the diversified mining group, are understood to have been sounded out in the last few weeks.

  • Potent new chemical causes brain cancer cells to ‘self-destruct', early trial shows
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    Potent new chemical causes brain cancer cells to ‘self-destruct', early trial shows

    An experimental substance which causes aggressive brain tumour cells to 'self-destruct' could lead to a new generation of treatments for cancers like glioblastoma, a UK-led study has found. Scientists from the University of Leeds said they hope it might begin to address a decades-long absence of new treatments for the aggressive brain cancer, which killed Dame Tessa Jowell. Tests on glioblastoma multiforme tumour cells in mice showed the synthetic chemical, KHS101, was able to shut off the energy supply to cancer cells, according to the study in journal Science Translational Medicine.

  • Stacey Solomon Instagram post praised by fans for embracing her 'extra fold' in bikini snap
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    Stacey Solomon Instagram post praised by fans for embracing her 'extra fold' in bikini snap

    Stacey Solomon has been praised by fans after embracing her “extra tummy fold” in her latest holiday snap. Solomon posted a picture of her enjoying the sunshine in an orange bikini on her Instagram page on Wednesday. The Loose Women panellist wrote: “Nature = the prettiest backgrounds.

  • Dentists issue warning on 'DIY brace' tutorials posted to YouTube
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    Dentists issue warning on 'DIY brace' tutorials posted to YouTube

    Dentists issue warning on 'DIY brace' tutorials posted to YouTube

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    Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

    Uber is still struggling to make money while the ride-hailing service's CEO deals with the headaches left behind by his predecessor. The second-quarter results released Wednesday show Uber's pioneering service continues to reel in more passengers and revenue, despite a variety of debacles that have tarnished its reputation and spurred some disillusioned riders to defect to its main U.S. rival, Lyft. Uber fared slightly better from April through June than it did a year ago.

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    Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many of the men in oil, which prevented some from being rescued. "They were so slippery, you couldn't get ahold of them," the 94-year-old Weathers said this week from his home in Los Angeles.

  • Youngest face transplant recipient in US says ‘it feels amazing’ to touch her new skin
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    Youngest face transplant recipient in US says ‘it feels amazing’ to touch her new skin

    Katie Stubblefield, the youngest face transplant recipient in US history, said she is taking "many, many daily steps" to continue rehabilitating after her historic operation. Ms Stubblefield was just 18-years-old when she attempted suicide in her brother’s bathroom in 2014, surviving a gunshot wound to the head and receiving a facial transplant nearly three years later. "I’m able to touch my face now, and it feels amazing," she said in an interview with National Geographic.

  • Photographic memory: Pete Souza trolls Trump with just the right Obama photos
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    Photographic memory: Pete Souza trolls Trump with just the right Obama photos

    Say skeez! Former official White House photographer Pete Souza is not a fan of Donald Trump. Pete Souza, the official White House photographer during the Obama years, has carved out a new role for himself he seems to be enjoying almost as much as taking photographs: trolling Donald Trump. Ever since the 45th president took office, Souza has used his impressive archive of White House photography and snarky tone to snipe at him via social media.

  • Rampaging horse prompts chaos at Pembrokeshire County Show, injuring eight people
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    Rampaging horse prompts chaos at Pembrokeshire County Show, injuring eight people

    Eight people including a child have been injured after a horse broke out of its enclosure at the Pembrokeshire County Show, scattering onlookers in a “rampage”. Welsh Ambulance Services said it was called to the showground at 2.34pm.

  • What to pack for university: the essential freshers checklist
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    What to pack for university: the essential freshers checklist

    What to pack for university: the essential freshers checklist

  • The Brooklyn Bridge is stuck in a traffic nightmare because of infamous drug kingpin El Chapo
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    The Brooklyn Bridge is stuck in a traffic nightmare because of infamous drug kingpin El Chapo

    El Chapo — the infamous Mexican drug lord who broke out of prison — is to blame for traffic snarl-ups in New York City. According to the New York Times, the massive security required to get him to and from court requires shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge. New York City's famous Brooklyn Bridge has occasionally been closed down entirely in recent years, infuriating commuters.

  • Alfa Romeo MiTo discontinued early next year
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    Alfa Romeo MiTo discontinued early next year

    Pour one out for the quirky yet adorable three-door hatchback.

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    City Council votes for new stadium to bring MLS to Austin

    The Austin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew for a move to Texas. Crew owner Anthony Precourt has been courting Austin for a potential move since late 2017 and has sought a deal to build a 20,000-seat stadium on 24 acres of city property in time for the 2021 MLS season.

  • 'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster
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    'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

    A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.