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Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end

Business / Tech Jan 1, 2020

Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end

An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers ...

Happy 2020: Server at Michigan restaurant gets $2,020 tip

Business Jan 1, 2020

Happy 2020: Server at Michigan restaurant gets $2,020 tip

The restaurant bill was $23. But the tip at a small-town restaurant in Michigan was much larger: $2,020. "Things like this don't happen to people like me," server Danielle Franzoni told The Alpena News. Franzoni, 31, got the tip while working Sunday at Thunder Bay River ...

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Business Jan 1, 2020

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Striking Paris Opera musicians ushered in a new year of protest against President Emmanuel Macron's government by playing extracts from "Carmen" and "Romeo and Juliet" to a square steeped in the history of the French Revolution. The spirited, makeshift performance Tuesday on the front steps ...

Trump says he'll sign first-step China trade deal on Jan. 15

Business Jan 1, 2020

Trump says he'll sign first-step China trade deal on Jan. 15

The first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement will be inked at the White House in mid-January, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, adding that he will visit Beijing at a later date to open another round of talks aimed at resolving other sticking points ...

20 Questions: The best answers of 2019

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jan 1, 2020

20 Questions: The best answers of 2019

Craig Mod How should people answer the "Where are you from" question? Asking where someone "is really from" can be hurtful. I don't think this is really understood in Japan. I love to flip the equation, to ask "Where in Japan were you born?" to ...

Clippers rout Kings despite slow start by star duo

Basketball / NBA Jan 1, 2020

Clippers rout Kings despite slow start by star duo

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard had far more success passing the ball in the first half than they did shooting it — and the Clippers still put up nearly 60 points. That, as Leonard pointed out afterward, bodes well for a franchise in serious pursuit ...

Navy edges Kansas State in Liberty Bowl

More Sports / Football Jan 1, 2020

Navy edges Kansas State in Liberty Bowl

Navy built the biggest turnaround of any team in college football this season by relying on the nation's most prolific rushing attack. So, naturally, the 21st-ranked Midshipmen won the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday by completing a fourth-down halfback option pass in the final minute. CJ Williams' ...