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WNIJ's Gas Price Monday

On Monday, Albany motorists were paying $2.106 a gallon on average, three-tenths of a cent more than metro Macon drivers and well below the state average, which AAA pegged at $2.179 on Monday. This compares with the national average, which climbed 1.4 cents in the last week to $2.27. U.S crude oil production is forecast to average 9 million barrels per day in 2017 and 9.5 million barrels per day in 2018.

Trump bashes Mark Cuban's intelligence after his warning to CEOs

Few days ago, Cuban, who is the owner of National Basketball Association side, Dallas Mavericks had warned CEOs to be careful with Trump, as the administration's political climate has put CEOs in a very hard spot. Later in the morning, he posted an exchange he had with Trump in the spring of 2016 in which he told the then-Republican candidate he was "winging it" and implored him to "learn the details" of the campaign's important issues.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Jumps 8.38% Friday's Pre-market

The stock has 52-week high of $45.55 and 52-week low of $26.49. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the Analysis of a Stock. The stock has a market capitalization of $29.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.77 and a beta of 1.03.

Facebook Lite Gets Speed, Reliability Improvements; Now Has Over 200 Million Users

I loved hearing this news - what a great start to the day", Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post . Facebook Lite app has made social networking more enjoyable for users. Facebook Lite doesn't allow users to react to posts and some users say that the app lags and takes a lot of time to upload pictures. India , which is being allured with free and cheap 4G Internet, is among the top countries using the lite version of the app.

Fairway diplomacy: Abe putting hope in golf with Trump

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference on February 7, "It's extremely important (for the prime minister) to build a personal relationship of trust (with the president)", justifying Abe's golf diplomacy. Even some lawmakers among the ruling parties have voiced concern that Abe is too inclined to build an amicable relationship with Trump. And when he heads to Washington for their official meeting on February 10, Abe will come bearing gifts: an economic cooperation ...

Africa Food Crisis Imminent After Rapid Spread of Alien Armyworm

It can cause extensive crop damage and has a preference for maize, the regional staple. South Africa also verified February 3 that the caterpillars have arrived in the continent's biggest producer of corn, a staple, after they traveled from Zambia through Zimbabwe.

John McCain: Mexico won't pay for Trump's proposed border wall

Secretary Kelly said that he will be coming down to the southern border often to oversee the construction of the border wall and implement the necessary measures to secure the border. 'But I will tell you the men and women of Homeland Security did a great job out on the front lines in this case mostly at the airports'. "Mr. Trump is not loved by everyone in America, and I think this very rapid succession of decisions, I don't think the American public is really all that used to people making ...

Lava shoots out of cliff sea cliff in Hawaii

The United States Geological Survey's Hawaii Volcano Observatory captured footage this week of lava bursting from a cliff into the Pacific Ocean. Researchers are looking at the lava closely and reckon that the area is unsafe and liable to collapse.

Donald Trump should immediately exempt translators from his immigration ban order

Demonstrators gather near The White House to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim countries on January 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. Masri. The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria challenging Trump's executive order .

Muslim full face veil to be banned in public places in Austria

Last month, German chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ban on the full-face veil as she launched her re-election bid for a fourth term in office. The text of the plan implies that full face veils, such as the niqab and burqa, would run counter that commitment.

Ollie the jailbreaking bobcat on the lam from National Zoo

She was last seen around 7:30 a.m.by a zoo keeper. At 10:40 a.m., when Ollie did not respond at feeding time, zookeepers conducted a search of the enclosure and were unable to find her anywhere. The likelihood that we get her back? "This a very survivable habitat; it's one of the things that will make it very hard for us to ensure that we can find her".

Apple Said to Be Removing Iranian iOS Apps From the App Store

In a mysterious turn of events, Apple has allegedly began removing Iran-based mobile apps from the App Store. Reports coming out of Iran suggest that Apple has been removing Iranian apps from the App Store. Further, it read that that for these reasons, the company is not able to accept the application at this time, and encourages the Iranians to resubmit the application once global trade laws are revised to allow this functionality.

Gears Of War 4's Social Quickplay Playlist Is Going Cross-Platform

Under the newly introduced game mechanics, Xbox One and PC users will now be able to fight each other when playing Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer mode. For its part, Microsoft is really trying to establish Windows and the Xbox as one happy, collective ecosystem, and crossplay is a big part of that. With the rollout of the new Social Quickplay, Microsoft is going to keep an eye on things while waiting to see if the data from the Test Weekend matches with what will be happening over ...

Greenpeace protesters shut down DC streets

Environmentalist organization Greenpeace has taken responsibility for the protest, which is specifically directed towards Trump's executive orders to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The banner was clearly visible from the grounds of the White House for several hours, while police response to the stunt snarled traffic and halted construction at the site.

Mar-a-Lago doubles initiation fee

The increase restores the Mar-a-Lago price to its pre-recession level, before economic troubles made it harder for the club to attract new members. While there's no way of knowing whether membership demand has increased, the initiation fee remained at $100,000 from 2012 until January.

Google announces time and place for its 2017 I/O conference

Just like past year, the Shoreline Amphitheater - and a bunch of big tents around it - will play host to I/O. On clicking "GO" in the hidden site , it navigates you to a GitHub website , where a set of coordinates for a jungle in Brazil are available.

SEC investigating Yahoo over data breaches

In its fourth quarters earnings report released today, the ailing tech company said it will be acquired by the telecoms giant in the second financial quarter of this year instead of in the first quarter like previous projected. "A massive hack like this can quickly drive the value of a company to zero". "The issue of when to disclose a data breach creates tension between the need to cooperate with law enforcement in an investigation and the obligation to inform investors and the markets".

IRS starts accepting tax returns, warns of identity theft

This year, the deadline for filing will be April 18th. The department encourages taxpayers to electronically file their tax returns. Additional tips on how to make sure a reputable tax preparer files your return properly may be found here.

Marvel at these first pics from a next-gen weather satellite

The photo, from the GOES-16 satellite, is one of the first high resolution images from the satellite's Advanced Baseline Imager. Check out the rest of GOES-16's first-light images on NOAA's website , but here's one last awesome preview for now, showing the California coast, the limb of the Earth, and the Moon from geostationary orbit! It will boost the nation's weather observation network.

EU antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook agreement

According to Reuters , even prior to Amazon's purchase of Audible in 2008, Apple had agreed to exclusivity obligations with Audible whereby it could only source audiobooks from Audible and was banned from supplying to other platforms. The German Federal Cartel Office has been investigating the deal since 2015 and with the European Union joining it, the companies would have to end the exclusive pact or risk antitrust charges.

India Expects China's Respect to Sovereignty Amid Project With Pakistan

This sentiment was expressed by Beijing on Wednesday as well, as Hua said that according to China's view "for the management of our relationship with India for peace and progress in the region, both our countries need to be sensitive and respect each others prime concerns and issues".

How to buy...a Nintendo Switch

Aside from the Switch , the title will be coming out on Wii U . Nintendo's Miiverse and StreetPass features have sort of been staples to the various consoles released by Nintendo in recent years, but it seems that they will not be finding their way onto the Nintendo Switch .

False Killer Whales Dead in Stranding off Everglades

False killer whales are not actually all that closely related to their famed animal brethren, the killer whale. Seventy-two were found dead and 10 were euthanized by veterinarians on the scene after being found in poor condition. The year before, more than 177 short-beaked common dolphins were stranded on Cape Cod in MA, of whom 53 survived. The stranding took place along a remote area of Florida's Southwest coast in Everglades National Park.

Trump threatens BMW with tariffs on cars built in Mexico

In an interview he said: "I would tell them to not waste their time and money unless they want to sell to other countries". The new Mexican plant is meant to be a boost to the Series 3 production that's already underway in Germany and China - BMW isn't relocating any jobs to Mexico.

Japan space agency fails to launch rocket

Japan's space agency on Sunday aborted the launch of the world's smallest rocket capable of placing a satellite in orbit shortly after liftoff following a communication problem. The three-stage rocket type is about a fifth the size of JAXA's mainstay H-IIA rocket, and it is based on a two-stage model used by the agency. "All we can do is just analyze the data we got until communications were disrupted", he said, pointing to China's notable progress in producing rockets and urging more ...

Takata Corporation Agrees To Pay $1 Billion For The Airbag Fraud

Takata made over a billion dollars on the sale of the inflators and executives at the company fabricated test information about their performance. The guilty plea and fine had been widely expected, but the charges against the executives intensified a scandal that has roiled regulators, led to congressional hearings and brought the Japanese manufacturer to the brink of bankruptcy.

Researchers publish first video of ruby seadragons in the wild

In April 2016, they were able to observe two ruby seadragons for almost 30 minutes. 'It never occurred to me that a seadragon could lack appendages because they are characterized by their attractive camouflage leaves'. The specimens, one of which had been collected 100 years ago, were labeled as common seadragons, but DNA tests confirmed they were in fact an entirely new species.

STR urges Tamils to observe silent protest against Jallikattu ban

Recalling that her predecessor late J Jayalalithaa was keen that Jallikkattu was "restored to its original glory as the primal sport of Tamil Nadu, she said, "The bulls specially reared for the goal are tamed by ardent youths and this sport is not in the least cruel to animals, unlike other sporting events involving horses, camels and other animals".

Furyk confirmed as US Ryder Cup captain

Open champion who will lead his country in the prestigious biennial event near Paris against a Europe team which will be captained by Thomas Bjorn . Furyk has plenty of experience at Ryder Cup level, having played in nine editions of the competition against Europe.

Climate change is the biggest threat to polar bears, wildlife agency says

That's also the cutoff for climate conditions that will allow polar bears to thrive, the report said . It calls for reducing human-bear conflicts, collaboratively managing subsistence harvest, protecting denning habitat, and minimizing the risk of contamination from oil spills.