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U.S. Credit Card Issuers Are Phasing Out Signature Requirements This Year

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Last Friday, Visa joined American Express , Discover, and Mastercard in announcing it will phase out signature requirements for most credit card transactions. The change would apply to so-called "chip cards" with embedded EMV authentication technology.
According to Silicon Beat , Visa's phase-out should begin in April. Older credit cards without the chips, or transactions at terminals without chip readers, will still require signatures.
The transition to EMV technology in the U.S. began in earnest in 2015, when merchants without EMV readers had to accept fraud liability for transactions...
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Lauren Gibbs, Aja Evans Picked as U.S. Olympic Women's Bobsled Pushers

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Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans were picked Saturday as the push athletes who will join pilots Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser on the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team.
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Report: Mets sign Adrian Gonzalez

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After getting released by the Braves last month, it looks like Gonzalez will make his home in the NL East after all.
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After Sunday's Snowfall, Another Blast Of Arctic Air

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MINNEAPOLIS - As most Minnesotans watch the Vikings playoff game Sunday afternoon, snow will be falling across the state, with a chance of a few inches stacking up outside U.S. Bank Stadium.
Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says a snow system will swing into the Twin Cities metro around noontime and linger into the evening hours.
After the heaviest snow stops falling, the metro could see 2 to 2.5 inches of fresh accumulation. Other areas of the state look to see 1 to 2 inches of snow.
After the storm system moves east into Wisconsin, temperatures will plunge overnight as a blast of arctic...
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New Jersey leaders seek offshore drilling plan exemption

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New Jersey's incoming and outgoing governors and the state's two U.S. senators joined forces Sunday in a bid to get the state withdrawn from the Trump administration's plan to expand...
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'Mazinger Z: Infinity' Will Be Getting A Limited Theatrical Release In The U.S. This February

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Courtesy of those nice people at Viz Media and Fathom Events, the anime movie 'Mazinger Z: Infinity' will be getting a limited theatrical release in the U.S. this February.
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Parents arrested aftrer kids found chained in California home

Parents arrested aftrer kids found chained in California home

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished... Read more ...

Police: Ivy League student found dead was stabbed more than 20 times

Police: Ivy League student found dead was stabbed more than 20 times

The death of a 19-year-old student who was stabbed nearly two dozen times and whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park is being investigated as an... Read more ...

Officials: 4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina

Officials: 4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina

Four South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot early Tuesday morning. Read more ...

Incredible video: Firefighter catches child dropped from burning building

Incredible video: Firefighter catches child dropped from burning building

Newly released helmet-cam video shows a child being thrown from a third-story balcony and landing in the arms of a firefighter. Read more ...

Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile. Read more ...

Teen arrested in Rhode Island mall shooting

Teen arrested in Rhode Island mall shooting

Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a shooting at a Rhode Island mall that left one person injured. Read more ...

Martin Luther King III: Trump's comments are 'extremely racist'

Martin Luther King III: Trump's comments are 'extremely racist'

On what would have been his father's 89th birthday, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's vulgar and demeaning language to describe... Read more ...

Steve Bannon To Meet Behind Closed Doors With House Panel On Russia

Steve Bannon To Meet Behind Closed Doors With House Panel On Russia

The interview comes after Bannon's public falling out with the president over comments Bannon made to author Michael Wolff. Read more ...

Mom convicted in daughter's drowning charged in death of second baby

Mom convicted in daughter's drowning charged in death of second baby

A Michigan woman facing charges in the 2016 death of her infant daughter was convicted nearly seven years ago after another daughter died while taking a bath with her in Oklahoma. Read more ...

MLK remembered in Seaside, Santa Cruz

MLK remembered in Seaside, Santa Cruz

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. The civil rights leader is regarded as one of America's greatest orators. Read more ...