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  • Steve Bannon Refused To Answer Congress's Questions In Russia Probe, Says Top Democrat news

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon invoked executive privilege and refused to answer the House Intelligence Committee’s questions during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to several media accounts.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:31:35 -0500
  • Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report news

    The man suspected of murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student from Orange County, California, told police he believed the victim had been hitting on him, according to a court document obtained by a local newspaper.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:14:22 -0500
  • Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert news

    A Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:46 -0500
  • Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggests news

    Scientists believe they may have discovered the cause of an epidemic that struck Mexico’s Aztec population in 1545, killing up to 15 million people. In a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, they describe how DNA extracted from the teeth of 29 skeletons buried in a cemetery in southern Mexico revealed previously unidentified traces of the salmonella enterica bacterium. The epidemic was one of several to hit the indigenous population soon after the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:52:00 -0500
  • Leader of Britain's UKIP splits with girlfriend after "appalling" Markle comments news

    The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UKIP Party said he had split with his new girlfriend after a newspaper published derogatory comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle and black people.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:37:05 -0500
  • The Latest: Missing man found safe after California mudslide news

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local):

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:34:55 -0500
  • The United States and Pakistan: Best Frenemies Forever? news

    New political tensions and demands will create opportunities for Pakistan to build up other relationships in the region at U.S. expense. The United States is once again ratcheting up the pressure on Pakistan to fall in line with U.S. policy in Afghanistan by ending the Afghan Taliban’s enjoyment of safe haven. Unsurprisingly, Pakistan is once again pushing back.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:52:00 -0500
  • Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands flee

    Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:14:44 -0500
  • Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family news

    It’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:53:11 -0500
  • What does Mueller's subpoena of Bannon mean? news

    Chuck Rosenberg, former federal prosecutor, talks with Rachel Maddow about what it might mean that special counsel Robert Mueller served Steve Bannon with a subpoena instead of asking him for an informal interview like others in Trump's inner circle gave.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:18:06 -0500
  • Doctor gives Trump a clean bill of health, physical and mental news

    President Trump needs to lose 10-15 pounds but is generally in excellent health and has no problems “whatsoever” with his mental ability, his official military doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Ronny Jackson predicted that Trump would stay in good health throughout his time in office, even if it stretches to a second term.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:35:47 -0500
  • We Thought We Were Going To Die, So We Fought Over A Tractor news

    A state employee accidentally pushed the wrong button during a routine shift change drill on Saturday, broadcasting an incoming missile alert to the people of Hawaii.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:45:16 -0500
  • 'Hanging On to Life.' 4 Police Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call news

    The suspect was also wounded

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:38:45 -0500
  • Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A Year news

    Ann Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a weekly column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:46:36 -0500
  • Car crashes into second floor dental practice in California news

    A man who had taken drugs before getting behind the wheel of his Nissan Sedan survived relatively unscathed after crashing his car in the second-floor of a house. Police in Santa Ana, California, say that the car, travelling at high speed, clipped the central reservation before launching into the air. It flew about 60 feet before smashing into the second floor of the building, which contained a dental practice. CCTV footage obtained by a local television station captured the moment, and showed the car flying through the air. Unbelievable new surveillance video shows a car hitting a median and launching into the second story of a Santa Ana dentist office. Driver and passenger transported with minor injuries.— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) January 15, 2018 The crash, which happened at about 5.25am on Saturday, rattled guests in a motel next door but the dental practice was closed at the time. The Los Angeles County fire department used a specialized forklift and wrecker to remove the car, the police said.  Two people in the vehicle, although both were rescued suffering only minor injuries One of the two people inside the vehicle was able to exit on his own, but emergency workers had to remove the other person. The driver had minor injuries and remains in hospital, but will likely be charged with driving under the influence.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:26:41 -0500
  • Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

    The meteor was seen across the region in places such as Ohio, Michigan and Ontario at about 8 p.m. local time and registered a 2.0 magnitude tremor about 4 miles (7 km) east of Saint Clair Shores in Eastern Michigan, the United States Geological Survey said on its website. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed it was not a meteorological event but more likely a meteor. "The NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor," the NWS in Detroit said on Twitter.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:10:32 -0500
  • Elvis Impersonator Who Presided as David and Louise Turpin Renewed Their Vows Stunned by Arrest news

    The couple arrested in the alleged shackling and torture of their children had appeared before Kent Ripley three times to renew their vows.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:28:59 -0500
  • Zinke Pushes Majority Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To Resign news

    Most of the members of the National Park Service Advisory Board have tendered their resignation over frustrations with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, The Washington Post reports.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:15:39 -0500
  • The Latest: Aunt: Captive children kept from extended family news

    PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local):

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:14:24 -0500
  • 3 Things To Know About The Cognitive Test Trump's Doctor Gave Him news

    After speculation about President Donald Trump’s mental health escalated in recent weeks, White House doctor Ronny Jackson revealed Tuesday afternoon that the president passed a cognitive assessment during his Friday physical at Walter Reed Medical Center.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:55:24 -0500
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Gave Trump A Show For A Decade, So He's Not Racist news

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump to reporters on Tuesday, saying that if he’s a racist, “why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?” Sanders was answering a question about comments made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday that the president could prove he’s not a racist by approving the DACA immigration deal a bipartisan committee has already worked out.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:12:28 -0500
  • UAE to file complaint over Qatar flight 'interception' news

    The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometres of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said on Tuesday. "Today we will file our complaint to the International Civil Aviation Organization about the two serious incidents, along with the evidence that we've gathered, and ask for the intervention of the council to stop Qatar from repeating the act," Saif al-Suwaidi, head of the general civil aviation authority, told AFP. The United Arab Emirates said on Monday that Qatari fighter jets had "intercepted" two passenger flights headed for Bahrain, drawing a swift denial from Gulf rival Qatar.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:16:58 -0500
  • Larry Nassar’s Victims Get Their Day In Court: ‘Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever’ news

    Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor, listened to more than a dozen of his sexual abuse victims read impact statements in an East Lansing, Michigan, court on Tuesday.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:57:39 -0500
  • Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge news

    The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:22:41 -0500
  • Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast

    By Yuka Obayashi TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, an official at the nation's environment ministry said on Tuesday. "Oil spills in general can have a big environmental impact if they reach the coast, but we think that there is little chance of that happening on Japanese seashores for now," the official who helps oversee the marine environment for the ministry told Reuters by telephone. The tanker had been adrift and ablaze after crashing into the freighter CF Crystal (IMO:9497050) on Jan. 6.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:19:02 -0500
  • Heart-Stopping Video Shows NYPD Cop Dragged by Car in Dramatic Times Square Chase news

    After he's hit by the vehicle, NYPD Officer Ian Wallace gets up and pursues the suspect on foot.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:46:44 -0500
  • 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome

    “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” is an immersive, multisensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition chronicles the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:18:14 -0500
  • UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets news

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:32:35 -0500
  • Illegal immigrant alleged cop killer wishes he 'killed more' news

    Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes accused of killing two California police officers interrupts first day of trial with profane outbursts.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:28:34 -0500
  • Trump's Homeland Security Chief Not Sure If Norway Is Mostly White news

    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if Norway is predominantly white.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:38:55 -0500
  • Mormon Church Confirms New Leader In Live Broadcast news

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially named Russell M. Nelson as its 17th president.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:18:09 -0500
  • California Volunteers Share Food With The Homeless, Get Arrested By Police news

    Volunteers in a Southern California city near San Diego face misdemeanor charges for handing out food to the homeless.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:24:37 -0500
  • Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order news

    Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion. The planned purchase, which entails deliveries over the next eight years, comes after the European Aerospace giant overtook Boeing last year in terms of aircraft orders, booking 1,109 against the US company's 718. "The announcement of the investment in 80 Airbus aircraft by Volaris for a total $9.3 billion is very important," Mexican Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz said, accompanied by Volaris executives.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:35:26 -0500
  • Nigerian militants threaten oil rig attacks within days

    By Tife Owolabi and Alexis Akwagyiram YENAGOA/LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack off-shore oil facilities within days, raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession. The Niger Delta Avengers - the fighters behind many of the 2016 attacks - said they had planned the assaults after giving up on talks to give their impoverished southern region a greater share of the oil revenue it produced. It said its targets, in the seas off the swampland delta region, would include the Bonga Platform and the Agbami, EA and Akpo fields.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:29:20 -0500
  • Whale Rescued After Being Trapped in 285 Feet of Braided Line news

    The animal expected to survive.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:48:02 -0500
  • First price wars of 2018 include $69 airfares from US to Iceland, and $99 to Paris news

    Shopping for a travel deal for spring break or Easter? Iceland's ultra-low cost carrier WOW Air is back with a bargain basement deal that includes $69 flights from the US to Iceland, and $89 deals to Europe. 

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:57:12 -0500
  • Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with Russia news

    Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia. The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and secure water, food and heating. The booklet with the working title If Crisis or War Comes will also give guidance on dealing with threats from cyber attacks, terrorism and climate change, the FT reported. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military support for Ukrainian separatists, along with increased activity and exercises near the Baltics and Scandinavia have caused deep unease in Sweden. The neutral country has begun to reverse deep post war defence cuts and incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked intense public debate over whether to join Nato. Sweden has seen debate over whether to join Nato Credit:  Victor Svedberg / Regeringskansliet In September 2017, the country held its biggest military exercise in 23 years, with war games involving 19,000 Swedish personnel and allies from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Norway and America. The country last year voted to reintroduce conscription. “All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defence or high alert for 25-30 years or more. So the knowledge among citizens is very low,” said Christina Andersson, leader of the project at the Swedish civil contingencies agency.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:23:19 -0500
  • Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems news

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:52:21 -0500
  • Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter Accounts news

    The Twitter accounts of two former Fox News hosts were hacked on Tuesday, resulting in both of their feeds being filled with Turkish propaganda supporting the country’s controversial president.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:58:38 -0500
  • MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, Too news

    Bernice King says those honoring her father on Martin Luther King Jr. Day should also remember another incredibly important figure in the civil rights movement: her mother, Coretta Scott King.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:22:39 -0500
  • Turpin family latest: Mother 'perplexed' by police inspection after having no prior contact with authorities news

    A Californian couple accused of imprisoning their children in “horrific” conditions had no prior contact with authorities and the mother seemed surprised when law enforcement officers turned up at their door, officials said. After a 17-year-old daughter slipped through a window and called police, she led authorities back to a squalid Perris house where a dozen of her siblings were held, some of them shackled in chains. Records indicate that Mr Turpin had received state approval to run a private school at the property where the children were found.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:38:00 -0500
  • Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile news

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:29:35 -0500
  • Bridge collapses in Colombia killing at least 9 news

    At least nine construction workers have been killed in Chirajara, Colombia, after the partially-constructed bridge they were working on collapsed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:56 -0500
  • The 5 Vehicles That Stole the Show at CES

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    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:39:37 -0500
  • Man Deported After 30 Years In America: It Wasn't My Choice To Come news

    Jorge Garcia, the man who had lived in the U.S. for 30 years and was deported to Mexico this week  despite having no criminal record, wishes the Trump administration was willing to look at immigration cases individually.

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:24:32 -0500
  • UAE accuses Qatar of 'intercepting' 2 passenger planes news

    The United Arab Emirates accused neighbouring Qatar of "intercepting" two Emirati passenger planes en route to Bahrain on Monday in the latest incident between the Gulf rivals. Qatar denied the allegations as "totally baseless" and hit back that they came "one day after a C-130 UAE military aircraft breached Qatari airspace". Tensions have escalated in the Gulf since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting Islamist extremists and being too close to Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, Iran.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:02:33 -0500
  • Ericsson books Q4 goodwill impairment in digial and media arms

    Swedish mobile network gear maker Ericsson booked an impairment of 14.2 billion crowns ($1.8 billion) in the fourth quarter, related primarily to goodwill in its digital and media operations, hitting operating income but not cashflow. "The majority of goodwill originates from investments made 10 years ago or more, and has limited relevance for Ericsson's business going forward," Ericsson said in a statement. Once the world's biggest manufacturer of mobile network gear, Ericsson has been hit by competition from Huawei [HWT.UL] and Nokia , while telecom operator spending has slumped ahead of the roll-out of next-generation 5G technology.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:46:53 -0500
  • Ford Ranger Returns for 2019: Pickup Aims to Be Commuter-Friendly Workhorse news

    A lot has happened in the midsized-pickup market since Ford stopped selling the Ranger in the U.S. in 2011. Chevrolet scored robust sales with its second-generation Colorado. Honda reintroduced t...

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:09:56 -0500
  • Officials Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch: Report news

    U.S. officials warned Jared Kushner earlier this year that his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch could be used as a conduit by the Chinese government, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:27:45 -0500
  • 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' appeals for clemency in last effort to avoid prison news

    A former Auschwitz death camp guard has launched a bid for clemency in a final bid to avoid serving his sentence as an accessory to murder, German authorities said on Monday.  Attorneys for Oskar Groening, 96, filed the appeal with prosecutors in Lueneburg, where he was convicted in 2015 as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews. He was sentenced to four years in prison, but hasn't yet spent any time behind bars because of the appeals process.  His role documenting prisoners' belongings saw him nicknamed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz". Lueneburg prosecutors' spokeswoman Wiebke Bethke said her office would likely make a decision on the clemency request this week, in consultation with the panel of judges who convicted Groening.  She said she wasn't permitted to give details of Groening's argument for why he shouldn't serve his sentence.  A doctor has previously declared Groening fit to go to prison so long as there is appropriate medical care.  Groening exhausted his last chance at legal appeals in December when the country's highest court rejected his attorneys' argument that imprisoning him would violate his constitutional right to life and physical safety.  The Federal Constitutional Court noted, however, that German law allows for prison sentences to be interrupted if a prisoner's health deteriorates significantly.  Hannover prosecutors, who have been handling Groening's case, told The Associated Press that Groening hasn't yet been summoned to report to prison following the final court ruling, but that consideration of the clemency appeal shouldn't delay that process.  Groening testified at his trial that he oversaw the collection of prisoners' belongings and ensured that valuables and cash were separated to be sent to Berlin. He said he witnessed individual atrocities, but didn't acknowledge participating in any crimes.  The court that convicted him ruled, however, that he was part of the "machinery of death," helping the camp function and collecting money stolen from the victims to help the Nazi cause, and thus could be convicted as an accessory to the murders committed there. 

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:07:18 -0500
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