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  • Trump On Fox Savages 'Leaker' Schiff Who Has 'Probably' Done Something 'Illegal'' news

    Donald Trump phoned in a rambling, non-stop talk with Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program Saturday, calling the newly released Democratic intelligence memo a “nothing,” and blasting  Rep.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:06:29 -0500
  • FBI carries out largest coordinated sweep of elder abuse in history news

    The Justice Department announced a roundup of 200 people nationwide charged with targeting older Americans, cheating them out of a total of more than half a billion dollars.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:07:56 -0500
  • The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights news

    In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:01:18 -0500
  • Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea news

    A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, with unconfirmed reports of blackouts and damage to buildings, officials said. The quake's epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to the US Geological Survey, and hit at a depth of 35 kilometres. Felix Taranu, a seismologist at the Geophysical Observatory in the capital Port Moresby said the quake was felt strongly at Mount Hagen, some 168 kilometres away.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:30:26 -0500
  • UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria news

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:54:17 -0500
  • British skier dies in French Alps while skiing off-piste news

    A British skier has died in the French Alps after he and two friends plunged hundreds of feet from a ridge while skiing off piste. In a separate incident, a 13-year-old boy died when both he and his brother fell off a cliff after they got lost while skiing with their family. The Briton, who has not been named, was with two friends in the resort of Oz-en-Oisans on Saturday when they decided to leave the marked slopes. Police said that all three men were in their 20s and were experienced skiers. “They were following ski tracks but they got lost when the tracks came to an end,” a spokesman for the gendarme mountain rescue unit, based in nearby Grenoble, told the Telegraph. “They saw a marked slope in the distance and were trying to get to that. But the area they had to go through was very unstable, made up of ridges and a mixture of snow and rocks,” he said. All three ended up falling, but not at the same time. The man who died fell somewhere between 100 and 200 metres, said the officer. “It looks like he died instantly. His body rolled down the ridge, bashing off rocks several times before it came to a halt,” said the spokesman. One of two other skiiers emerged unscathed from his fall, while the other suffered minor injuries. They were later taken to safety by a gendarme mountain rescue team. Police did not give the men’s names. In a separate incident, a 13-year-old French boy was found dead at the foot of a cliff after both he and his brother - who survived - fell from the precipice the night before after getting lost while skiing with their family in Avoriaz. The boys had wandered off piste on Saturday and, as night fell, ended up in a forest whose trees concealed the 490-foot cliff which they fell off. The younger brother, aged 10, spent the night in sub-zero temperatures beside his dead brother at the foot of the cliff. Rescuers eventually found the boys at dawn on Sunday. The younger brother was said to be be injured but in a stable condition. Earlier this week, a young British skier was killed after smashing into a tree at Les Diablerets, a Swiss ski resort, on the edge of a piste while on holiday with his family. 

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:46:42 -0500
  • Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015 news

    The Red Cross joins the list of charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:05:14 -0500
  • The NRA Wasn't Always A Front For Gun Makers news

    On Thursday, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association and unofficial leader of America’s largest cult, took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting in Washington, D.C.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:01:13 -0500
  • Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients news

    Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said its request to makers of the military-style weapons was in line with those taken by other financial industry companies to help prevent deadly gun rampages. "An immediate step we're taking is to engage the limited number of clients we have that manufacture assault weapons for non-military use to understand what they can contribute to this shared responsibility," the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank said in a statement. It did not name the clients who make assault rifles.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:40:44 -0500
  • Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea news

    Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump’s idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:59:54 -0500
  • Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy Graham news

    The funeral procession of Billy Graham made its way through North Carolina to his hometown of Charlotte as thousands came out to say goodbye to “America’s Pastor.”

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:57:15 -0500
  • Former RNC Chair Fires Back At Claim He Was Only Hired Because He Was Black news

    Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele blasted Friday a leading conservative’s speech that claimed that he had only been hired because he is black as “painfully stupid.”

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:10:22 -0500
  • Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis news

    Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis. One of the recent arrivals, Nur Mohammad, said his village in Myanmar's Rakhine state was surrounded by Buddhist vigilantes for days before they were allowed to leave. Thirty-year-old Enayetullah was among the 200 Rohingya who crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh on Friday.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:46:46 -0500
  • Perris torture case: District attorney adds new charges against David, Louise Turpin news

    New charges were added Friday in the case of the Perris couple accused of torturing their children and holding them captive.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:49:21 -0500
  • Florida governor launches inquiry into Broward County sheriffs amid calls for resignation following Parkland shooting failures news

    The sheriff of Broward County is facing mounting calls for his resignation following a series of failures before and during the Parkland school shooting, with the governor of Florida announcing on Sunday he was launching an inquiry. Rick Scott, the Republican governor of the state, said serious questions had been raised about the sheriff’s office’s actions. "I have asked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to immediately investigate the law enforcement response and will continue to review this matter as more facts come out,” he said. “There must be an independent investigation and that is why I asked the FDLE Commissioner to immediately start this process.” Last week it emerged that an armed sheriff’s deputy, Scot Peterson, was on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school when Nikolas Cruz opened fire – but he did not enter the building. “He’s the only one with a gun, and a bulletproof vest, and he did nothing,” said Brandon Huff, a student at the school. Mr Peterson has resigned. Students evacuated from the school on Valentine's Day Some reports suggested there were three other deputies outside the school when Coral Springs police arrived – but Scott Israel, sheriff of Broward County, denied that. “We will investigate every action of the deputies, and their superiors,” said Mr Israel. “It’s a voluminous investigation. We’re taking hundreds and hundreds of statements. “While the killer was on campus, there was one armed person within the proximity of that school  -and that was Peterson.” Deputies received at least 18 calls regarding Cruz prior to the Valentine’s Day shooting, which killed 17 people. Mr Israel said 16 of those calls were handled “as they should have been”, but the remaining two are being investigated. “I can only take responsibility for what I knew of,” said Mr Israel. “I’ve shown amazing leadership. These deputies received the training they needed. “In the five years I’ve been sheriff we’ve taken the Broward sheriff’s office to a new level. At this point one person didn’t do as he should, and it makes me sick to my stomach.” Rick Scott, governor of Florida, with, on his right, Scott Israel, sheriff of Broward County Seventy four members of the Florida House have called on Mr Scott to suspend Mr Israel, including the speaker of the House, Richard Corcoran. Bill Hager, a Republican state politician for Boca Raton, went further, calling for Mr Israel to be fired. He wrote a letter to Mr Scott on Saturday, urging him to relieve Mr Israel from his duties for “neglect of duty and incompetence". Mr Hager also cited reports that there were "23 calls to the Broward Sheriff’s Office relating to Nikolas Cruz and his home, as well as 39 visits by Broward Sheriff Deputies.” He continued: “The sheriff was fully aware of the threat this individual presented to his community and chose to ignore it.” But Mr Israel hit back, describing Mr Hager’s letter as riddled with false accusations. “It was a shameful, politically-motivated letter and I will not resign,” he said.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:25:21 -0500
  • When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrown

    Photographer Johnny Joo has travelled the United States photographing overgrown derelict sites from fairgrounds to shopping malls.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:50:28 -0500
  • American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in Japan news

    Police found footage of him entering a building with a missing Japanese woman

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:02:34 -0500
  • Blast destroys shop and home in English city, six taken to hospital news

    By Darren Staples LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a convenience store and a home in the central English city of Leicester on Sunday, injuring at least six people, officials said. British police said there was no immediate indication that the explosion was linked to terrorism. A local hospital said two patients were in a critical condition and four people had less severe injuries.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:43:29 -0500
  • Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After Recapture news

    A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:13:27 -0500
  • From News to Shoes: How big is big tech? news

    In a world where modern communications technology is ubiquitous, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon play an enormous role in every facet of American life.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:57:19 -0500
  • Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools' news

    A Donald Trump and Mike Pence “weekly newsletter” laments the horror of the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people, then ends with a “contribute” button so people can give money ... to Trump and Pence.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:57:40 -0500
  • Anna Deavere Smith Is The Most Empathetic Person In America news

    Anna Deavere Smith may be the most empathetic person in America.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:01:14 -0500
  • Romanians march in support of anti-corruption chief news

    Thousands of Romanians braved freezing temperatures on Sunday to show their support for the popular head of the country's anti-corruption investigation body, who the left-wing government is trying to oust. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) launched a procedure on Thursday to sack Laura Codruta Kovesi, the chief prosecutor of the DNA anti-corruption body, accusing her of being "authoritarian". About 3,000 protesters gathered near the government building in capital Bucharest, according to news agency Agerpres, chanting "Codruta, don't forget, we are with you", and "Justice not corruption".

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:27:57 -0500
  • The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan news

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local):

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:01:19 -0500
  • Health officials: Tourist infected with measles visited Met, attractions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate news

    Health officials warn that an Australian tourist, who is confirmed to have measles, visited several areas throughout New York, potentially exposing the illness to others in the area.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:44:22 -0500
  • Woman Stabbed to Death With Hunting Knife at Public Library, Police Say news

    A man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:34:59 -0500
  • Hungary PM's Fidesz party suffers surprise setback at local by-election news

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party suffered an unexpected setback at a local government by-election on Sunday when an opposition-backed independent comfortably beat the Fidesz candidate for mayor weeks before a national election. Orban's rightwing nationalist Fidesz is seeking a third consecutive term in parliamentary elections, campaigning with a fierce anti-immigrant message, coupled with increased spending on wage rises and promising more money to pensioners.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:49:13 -0500
  • All The Best Moments From The 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony news

    The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, end on Sunday.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:08:10 -0500
  • Artist Ai Weiwei’s journey following refugees takes him to Puerto Rico news

    Artist and activist, Ai Weiwei bears witness to what occurred in the island after Hurricane Maria.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:06:06 -0500
  • Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel news

    The mayor of Oakland on Saturday night warned the city’s residents of potential raids being conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:16:30 -0500
  • Trump's Defense Of Aide Accused Of Domestic Violence Is Cited In College Sexual Bias Lawsuit news

    A lawsuit accusing the Department of Education of discrimination in its revision of college sexual assault guidelines is now using as ammunition President Donald Trump’s defense of his former staff secretary, Rob Porter.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:52:46 -0500
  • Christian leaders close church at Jesus's burial site in tax dispute news

    Christian leaders Sunday took the rare step of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site of Jesus's burial in Jerusalem, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law. It was not immediately clear how long the closure of the church, announced by Christian officials at a news conference and which began at around noon (1000 GMT), would last. The church is considered the holiest site in Christianity, built where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, and is a major pilgrimage site.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:45:03 -0500
  • Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt news

    BANGKOK (AP) — One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:28:31 -0500
  • Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injection news

    An attempted execution in Alabama was halted after medical personnel repeatedly jabbed the death row inmate in the ankles, lower legs and groin but failed to find a usable vein, according to a court filing by his lawyer. The dramatic night began with a temporary stay of execution at around 6pm local time – lifted by the US Supreme Court just three hours later – and ended in confusion as 61-year-old Doyle Lee Hamm was returned to his cell shortly before midnight on Thursday. Lawyer Bernard Harcourt, who has represented Hamm for 28 years, said he was seeking information about what happened during the attempted execution.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:04:00 -0500
  • The Latest: Sheriff: Lawmaker's letter 'riddled' with errors news

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:36:24 -0500
  • Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

    By Matt Spetalnick, Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang's use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. While suspect ships have been intercepted before, the emerging strategy would expand the scope of such operations but stop short of imposing a naval blockade on North Korea.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:42:50 -0500
  • What It Feels Like To Get A Bill For Your Miscarriage news

    “If you’re having a mental health crisis, please hang up and call your PCM …” the robotic voice for my prior insurance trailed off, and I began to wonder whether I actually was having a mental health crisis.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:01:13 -0500
  • CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World's Deadliest Germs news

    The agency disclosed its plans for a new lab on Friday

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:46:08 -0500
  • Mr. T Gave Team USA's Olympic Curlers A Fierce Pre-Final Pep Talk news

    There was no time for any jibber jabber when Mr. T got on the telephone with the U.S. men’s Olympic curling team on Saturday morning.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:20:24 -0500
  • Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump news

    WASHINGTON ― As John Bentley waited in line to see President Barack Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 election, he worried that he’d been unable to persuade his son to cast a ballot for Clinton, too.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:01:13 -0500
  • Both suspects in Kuwait murder of Filipina held news

    The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait were both arrested in the Syrian capital Damascus, Lebanese and Philippine officials said Saturday. Syrian authorities surrendered Nader Essam Assaf to Beirut on Friday because of his Lebanese citizenship but his Syrian wife Mona remains in custody in Damascus, a Lebanese judicial official said. The murder of Joanna Demafelis sparked outrage in the Philippines and prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to impose a departure ban on Filipinos planning to work in Kuwait.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:04:20 -0500
  • Hero Dog Shot Several Times While Protecting Teen Owner During Home Invasion news

    Rex the German shepherd is expected to make a full recovery.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:02:35 -0500
  • What does Gates' guilty plea mean for Manafort? news

    Former Trump campaign members Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on tax and bank fraud charges; 'America's News HQ' political panel weighs in.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:36:27 -0500
  • Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples news

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:53:16 -0500
  • Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says

    A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said. The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, the spokeswoman said. The union and his family named the dead man as 18-year-old Ismail Saleh Abu Reyala.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:40:54 -0500
  • YouTube 'reprimands InfoWars' for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theory news

    A far-right site known for its false and outlandish conspiracy theories has reportedly been reprimanded by YouTube after it posted a video which suggester survivors of the Florida school shooting were actors. InfoWars' biggest YouTube account, The Alex Jones Channel, is reported to have received one strike from the video-sharing site for the video. YouTube’s community guidelines stipulate the account will be shut down altogether if it gets three strikes in the space of three months, a source told CNN.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:16:00 -0500
  • Delta and United Airlines Cut Ties With NRA Amid Call to Boycott news

    Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. became the latest companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:18:10 -0500
  • How to Avoid Vacation Rental Nightmares news

    Staying in a vacation rental can be riskier than staying in a hotel, which is part of the heavily regulated hospitality industry. “Most of the places you go, you’re going to be fine,” says Rob Wa...

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:03:02 -0500
  • Syrian Kurd leader arrested in Prague on Turkish warrant: parties news

    One of the most prominent leaders of Syria's Kurdish community has been arrested in Prague on a Turkish warrant, Kurdish political parties said Sunday. Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested late on Saturday in the Czech capital, according to a statement by a coalition of political parties that includes the PYD. Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that Saleh was detained based on an Interpol red notice issued by Turkish authorities.

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:52:15 -0500
  • Facebook Finally Yanks Virtual Reality Shooting Game At CPAC, Apologizes news

    A tone-deaf Facebook finally pulled a controversial shooting virtual reality game demonstration from the Conservative Political Action Conference.

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:08:21 -0500
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