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  • Photos of the week: 4/13 - 4/20 news

    The matriarch of the Bush family Barbara Bush died this week at the age of 92.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:56:23 -0400
  • Militarized Cops At Tiny Georgia Neo-Nazi Rally Arrest Counterprotesters For Wearing Masks news

    NEWNAN, Ga. -- A heavily militarized police force of some 400 officers

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:59:04 -0400
  • North Korea says it’s suspending nuclear and missile tests news

    The announcement said the suspension will continue so long as there are no nuclear threats against North Korea and contained no indication that the country would give up its nuclear weapons.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:07:22 -0400
  • Did the GOP Memo leak actually hurt Trump instead of help? news

    Republicans immediately leaked James Comey’s notes after they received them but the focus quickly turned to the memo’s representation of the President’s behavior and obsessions instead of James Comey’s credibility.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:28:10 -0400
  • Gun Violence Prevents Florida School District From Staging Walkouts Against Gun Violence news

    Just as students around the country were preparing another walkout against gun

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:12:45 -0400
  • Rpt: Sessions threatens to resign if Trump fires Rosenstein news

    A new report from The Washington Post says that Jeff Sessions warned the White House that he may be forced to step down if Trump follows through with his threats to fire Rod Rosenstein, reportedly believing that it would put him in an untenable position.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:51 -0400
  • Tapes purport to show Donald Trump ‘exaggerating own wealth' to get on Forbes 400 list news

    When financial reporter Jonathan Greenberg received a call from an aide to a young businessman called Donald Trump in 1984, he did not think too much of it. The journalist was working on the famed Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people and Mr Trump’s vice-president of finance, John Barron, was keen to help him get all the facts about his boss’s wealth. Barron was, it seems, actually Mr Trump disguising his voice.

    Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:48:00 -0400
  • The Best-Looking Factory Exhausts Ever Made

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    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0400
  • No surprise: Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head news

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for — he was approved as the next head of the Commonwealth made up of the U.K. and the countries that once were its colonies.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:14 -0400
  • Lois Riess Busted After Tip From Restaurant Manager Who Recognized Her Hair news

    George Higginbotham said he was drawn to her shock of silver hair as she viewed the menu at his restaurant on South Padre Island.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:05:48 -0400
  • At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes news

    Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:17:32 -0400
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week news

    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:09:26 -0400
  • Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. It Won't Happen. news

    The most likely scenario is that the F-22/F-35 hybrid will remain in the realm of fantasy. Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin is pitching an F-22 and F-35 combination to Japan to meet Tokyo’s requirement for a next-generation air superiority fighter.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:09:00 -0400
  • These Are The Students Walking Out Of School To Protest Gun Violence news

    Students around the country walked out of class on Friday to bring attention

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0400
  • German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler's birthday news

    Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town where citizens and anti-fascist groups staged spirited counter-protests. Many of the mostly male right-wing extremists wore T-shirts with slogans such as "Keepers of the Race", "White is my favourite colour" and "Adolf was the best" while the event was guarded by a group called "Aryan Brotherhood". Hundreds of armoured police ringed the site of the "Schild und Schwert" (Shield and Sword, or SS) festival near the Polish and Czech borders that was expected to also attract eastern European extremists.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:17 -0400
  • U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

    By Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on Friday as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability". In releasing the State Department's global human rights report for 2017, acting Secretary of State John Sullivan also singled out Syria, Myanmar, Turkey and Venezuela as nations with a poor human rights record.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:38:32 -0400
  • Video shows bullet-ridden vehicle after police shooting news

    Diante Yarber was driving the Ford Mustang when Barstow police officers shot in the vehicle and killed him.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:42:20 -0400
  • Protester faces charges for vandalism at NRA lobbyist's home

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:05:25 -0400
  • 2 Service Members Disciplined Over Hand Puppet Used in Oath Ceremony news

    A colonel and a master sergeant were disciplined for using a hand puppet during a re-enlistment ceremony.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:36:11 -0400
  • R. Kelly's Lawyer, Publicist And Assistant Flee From Singer Amid Scandals news

    Singer R. Kelly's scandals may be too much for the people he employs. Since

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:40:51 -0400
  • 'Flamboyant' jihadi linked to 9/11 terror cell captured by Kurdish forces in Syria news

    A Syrian-German jihadist linked to the 9/11 attacks on the United States has been captured in Syria by US-backed forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Mohammad Haydar Zammar, who has been accused of recruiting some of the 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijackers, was captured over a month ago by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US. News of his capture was first reported on Wednesday by the Kurdish group. The Pentagon had said it was looking into the reports before confirming Zammar’s arrest. "We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF partners as part of their ongoing operations to defeat ISIS inside Syria," Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said, using an alternate name for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). "We are working with our SDF partners to obtain additional details," Pahon said. The 9/11 Commission report into the attacks in Washington and New York that led to the deaths of almost 3,000 people described Zammar as an “outspoken, flamboyant Islamist” who “had fought in Afghanistan and relished any opportunity to extol the virtues of violent jihad.” According to the report, Zammar took credit for influencing people linked to the attacks including Mohammed Atta, who hijacked an American Airlines plane and flew it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Zammar had come into contact with Atta and others linked to the attacks while living in Hamburg, in 1997, the report says. Seven foiled UK terror plots Zammar was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian authorities two weeks later. He was subsequently sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2007 for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. He was reportedly freed from prison in 2014 in a prison swap organised with Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. The SDF, which has been a key western ally in the fight against Isil, has detained several high-profile foreign members of Isil as the jihadist group’s grip on Syria has collapsed. They are currently holding two alleged members of the notorious Isil torture cell known as ‘the Beatles.’ El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexandra Kotey were captured by the group in February. The two are accused of being involved in the execution and torture of hostages. US officials believe there are hundreds of foreign fighters and thousands of Syrian Isil militants in SDF custody.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:59:30 -0400
  • CDC Expands Romaine Lettuce Warning news

    The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday said consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz.—where much of the romaine on the market now is from. The agency’s mo...

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:27:32 -0400
  • My Son Suddenly Stopped Talking And I Wasn't Sure If He'd Ever Speak Again news

    At the age of 3, my son suddenly stopped speaking ― for hours, then days, then

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:30:46 -0400
  • Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar news

    BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:45:49 -0400
  • Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia news

    Tens of thousands protested in Armenia's capital on Friday against what they say is a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian, as police arrested more than 230 people. For the past week, opposition supporters have held mass rallies to denounce Sarkisian's efforts to remain in power as prime minister after a decade serving as president. On Friday, demonstrators waved national flags and held up placards reading "Sarkisian is a dictator" as protests in the impoverished former Soviet country went into their eighth day.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:26:25 -0400
  • Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia news

    Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said two men on a motorcycle fired 10 shots at the 35-year-old victim, killing him on the spot. When contacted later by Reuters, Mazlan declined to comment on reports that the victim was a member of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas or had been targeted by hitmen.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:59:37 -0400
  • J. K. Rowling Mocks Donald Trump With Magical 'Harry Potter' Taunt news

    J. K. Rowling cast a spell over Twitter with her latest diss of Donald Trump.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:50:44 -0400
  • Infiniti Launching Five New Cars Just For China news

    Starting with the QX50.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:07:32 -0400
  • The Boldest Looks From Coachella 2018 We've Seen So Far news

    Coachella has long been a place for festivalgoers to experiment with style,

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:58:47 -0400
  • Mourning Barbara Bush

    Several former U.S. presidents were among the 1,500 mourners expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:04:35 -0400
  • Man jailed for 50 years for stealing $1.2m-worth of fajitas news

    A former youth offenders’ centre employee in Texas has been convicted of stealing more than $1.2m (£860,000) worth of fajitas. Gilberto Escamilla, 53, was jailed for 50 years after authorities discovered he was ordering the Mexican food to the Darrel B Hester Juvenile Detention Centre in Cameron County and selling it on for personal profit. Suspicions were raised after a driver from a food company called the centre’s kitchen to tell them an 800-pound (363kg) delivery of fajitas had arrived.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:15:22 -0400
  • NASA Releases Astounding Video Of The Lagoon Nebula To Celebrate Hubble's Birthday news

    Ever wanted to zoom near that central bulge in the Milky Way in the

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:08:14 -0400
  • AP PHOTOS: Prince Charles' life as a man and future monarch news

    LONDON (AP) — It may not be his crowning achievement yet, but Prince Charles received recognition for his future role as Britain's king when leaders of the 53-nation Commonwealth confirmed Friday that Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son would succeed her as the group's chief.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:38:59 -0400
  • Embattled Missouri Gov. Charged with Felony Computer Tampering news

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is facing a charge in connection to his alleged use of a donor list from his charity during the 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:53:48 -0400
  • Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus news

    By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad. The withdrawal will restore state control over the eastern Qalamoun enclave, some 40 km (25 miles) from Damascus.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:42:48 -0400
  • Iran would talk prisoners if US shows respect: Zarif news

    Negotiations are a "possibility certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but it requires a change of attitude," Zarif said in an interview with CBS television's "Face the Nation" set to air Sunday. Five Americans are held in Tehran, including 81-year-old Baquer Namazi, who is in failing health. Zarif blasted the US administration for showing "disrespect" toward Iran, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:00:14 -0400
  • FAA orders emergency jet engine inspections after US plane failure news

    The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead. In line with recommendations made earlier by engine maker CFM, the FAA ordered that all CFM56-7B engines that have performed 30,000 or more total accumulated flight cycles be inspected within 20 days. Each inspection of the engines, which power Boeing 737 aircraft, takes about four hours, according to CFM International, a joint venture between America's GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:25:30 -0400
  • 10 Of The Best Beauty Buys From Sephora's VIB Spring Sale news

    It's probably the only time of the year when spending too much money on beauty

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:23:13 -0400
  • Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play news

    John McCain, a six-term Arizona senator, was diagnosed last summer with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Arizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the ballot in November’s midterm elections, should the seat become open before the end of next month. The bill, which could come up for a vote this week, would change the state’s process for replacing members of Congress who resign or die in office.

    Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:00:21 -0400
  • New Jersey postal worker accused of stealing mail, identities news

    Deane Decosta, 30, was arrested while on her route in Hawthorne and is facing a 15-counts indictment.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:37:56 -0400
  • Mother Who Left 4 Kids Home Alone While She Took European Vacation Gets Probation news

    Erin Macke's ex-husband is angry that she won't have to serve any jail time.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:04:04 -0400
  • Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz Expecting First Child Together news

    James Bond star Daniel Craig and wife actress Rachel Weisz are expecting a

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:07:20 -0400
  • Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

    Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:51:13 -0400
  • The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander' news

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local):

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:48:22 -0400
  • Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

    (This April 17 story corrects to change the media source in paragraph 8 to The Israeli News Company.) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, along with Damascus and its big-power backer Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members. Israeli media ran satellite images and a map of five Syrian air bases allegedly used to field Iranian drones or cargo aircraft, as well as the names of three senior IRGC officers suspected of commanding related projects, such as missile units.

    Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:26:42 -0400
  • Democrats' lawsuit against Trump, Russia and Wikileaks is a ‘victory’ regardless of outcome, expert says news

    A lawsuit filed by the Democrats against President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, the Russian government, and Wikileaks “is a victory” for the party regardless of the outcome, a legal expert has said. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in [Mr] Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement on Friday morning. Mark Zaid, a Washington DC-based attorney who has worked extensively on national security matters, told The Independent the lawsuit was an “extraordinary effort to expose alleged misconduct, lawbreaking and a direct attack upon the fundamental democratic notions that underlie the US political system”.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:12:33 -0400
  • Jeep Wrangler Scrambler Pickup Caught In Motion On The Highway news

    Expected to arrive in showrooms in about a year from now.

    Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:08:03 -0400
  • Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks news

    Southwest Airlines Co clashed with engine-maker CFM over the timing and cost of proposed inspections after a 2016 engine accident, months before the explosion this week of a similar engine on a Southwest jet that led to the death of a passenger, public documents showed. The proposed inspections would have cost $170 per engine for two hours of labor, for a total bill to U.S. carriers of $37,400, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in its August 2017 proposal, citing the engine manufacturer. The documents reveal that airlines including Southwest thought the FAA had "vastly understated" the number of engines that would need to be inspected - and therefore the cost.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:27:23 -0400
  • High holiday: Pot fans join 420 smoke-out in San Francisco news

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts simultaneously exhaled a giant cloud of smoke that rose above San Francisco's Golden Gate Park precisely at 4:20 p.m. Friday, the annual April 20 high holiday.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:23:38 -0400
  • When Calling the Police Is a Privilege

    The call was brief, and had the relaxed feel of someone making a reservation at a restaurant. “I have two gentlemen at my cafe who are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” the manager of the Starbucks told the 911 dispatcher. She calmly gave her address, and after being reassured that law enforcement would be on the way shortly, she thanked the dispatcher and hung up. The call, of which audio was released by the Philadelphia police department, lasted roughly 20 seconds.

    Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400
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