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  • Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Of GOP Plans To Shutter House's Russia Probe news

    Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:01:59 -0500
  • Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missing news

    A North Korean official widely deemed as the nation’s second most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:55:35 -0500
  • GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions news

    Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but that he doesn’t support them blindly: “I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I’m just doing my job.”

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:24:51 -0500
  • Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their home news

    Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:05:34 -0500
  • This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs news

    Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:12:22 -0500
  • Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:49:42 -0500
  • Capitol Hill Nervously Waits For The Next Big Sexual Harassment Scandal news

    WASHINGTON ― The atmosphere is tense on Capitol Hill, as members of Congress and their staff anxiously await more sexual harassment revelations in their ranks.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:50:20 -0500
  • Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so... news

    Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:28:02 -0500
  • Toll rises to three dead after Indonesia quake news

    At least three people have been killed following a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday. The quake struck at a depth of 91 kilometres (56 miles) just outside the coastal town of Cipatujah on Java island late Friday, the US Geological Survey said. A 62-year-old man in Ciamis and an 80-year-old woman in Pekalongan city were killed when the buildings they were in collapsed, national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, while a 34-year-old woman from the city of Yogyakarta died when she fell while running out of her house.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:22:45 -0500
  • Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations news

    Andrea Ramsey is accused of sexually harassing a male subordinate in 2005

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:13:29 -0500
  • What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook news

    On the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:43:28 -0500
  • Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump's Jerusalem decision news

    Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. Medics said two protesters, one of them wheelchair-bound, were killed and 150 wounded. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire. One of the dead was a man who Israeli police troopers said was shot after he stabbed a member of their unit. Reuters witnesses said the Palestinian held a knife and wore what looked like a bomb belt. A Palestinian medic who helped evacuate the man for treatment said the belt was fake. Palestinians -- and the wider Arab and Muslim world -- were incensed at Trump's December 6 announcement, which reversed decades of U.S. policy reticence on Jerusalem, a city where both Israel and the Palestinians want sovereignty. Mohammed Aqal, 29, stabbed a border police officer at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank while wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest, before being shot three times by police Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Israeli border policemen stand away after shooting Aqal Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS Aqal later died, according to health authorities Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Washington's European allies and Russia have also voiced worries about Trump's decision. Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists, which reject coexistence with Israel, called last week for a new Palestinian uprising, but any such mass-mobilisation has yet to be seen in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. There have been almost nightly Gazan rocket launches into Israel, so far without casualties. Israel has responded with air strikes on Hamas facilities, one of which killed two gunmen. The Israeli military said that, on Friday, about 3,500 Palestinians demonstrated near the Gaza border fence. "During the violent riots IDF (Israel Defence Force) soldiers fired selectively towards main instigators," the military said in a statement. Pictures from the scene show Aqal with a knife and what appears to be a suicide belt A military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the wheelchair-bound protestor, Ibrahim Abu Thuraya. Abu Thuraya, 29, was a regular at such demonstrations. In media interviews, he said he had lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli missile strike in Gaza. In the West Bank, the Israeli military said that about 2,500 Palestinians took part in riots, rolling flaming tyres and throwing fire bombs and rocks at soldiers and border police. Israel captured East Jerusalem, an area laden with Jewish, Muslim and Christian shrines, from Jordan in the 1967 war and later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally. Palestinians hope that part of the city will be the capital of a future independent state and Palestinian leaders say Trump's move is a serious blow to a moribund peace process. Israel has welcomed Trump's announcement as recognising political reality and biblical Jewish roots in Jerusalem. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Israel, as well as Egypt, next week. (Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans and Hugh Lawson)

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:21:31 -0500
  • Odebrecht says dealings with Peru president were legitimate

    Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] said Saturday that its recently-disclosed business ties to embattled Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski were not part of the corrupt deals it struck with politicians that it has acknowledged to prosecutors. The assertion might strengthen Kuczynski's bid to survive a vote to remove him from office on Thursday in the opposition-ruled Congress over allegations he took bribes from Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. Earlier this week, Odebrecht sent Congress a requested report detailing deposits totaling $4.8 million that it paid to two companies owned by Kuczynski or a close business associate of his for financial and advising services.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:01:47 -0500
  • So, The FCC Repealed Net Neutrality. What Does That Mean For You? news

    If you woke up with a chill in your bones and a faint sense of dread, it could be this: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission decided to give internet service providers, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, the power to meddle with your internet traffic.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:52:03 -0500
  • The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life news

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local):

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:19:24 -0500
  • Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still Raging news

    More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:00:18 -0500
  • 2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity Pageant news

    One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:50:14 -0500
  • Franks makes abrupt exit as scandal breaks news

    Rachel Maddow reports on the strange accusations that suddenly drove Trent Franks from office, with some women saying Franks asked them to carry his baby, in one case offering millions of dollars to do so.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:27:46 -0500
  • Soccer Coach Accused of Running Away With Teen Girl Returns to Florida news

    A Florida soccer coach arrested in New York after accusations that he ran away with a teenage girl has been returned to his home state

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:02 -0500
  • Gerrymandering Reform Hits An Unfamiliar Obstacle In Maryland: Democrats news

    A party with firm control of the state legislature strengthens its grip on power by drawing electoral boundaries that makes it extremely difficult for members of the opposition party to win.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:11:43 -0500
  • 63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe news

    A new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to “impede or obstruct” the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:36:43 -0500
  • Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98 news

    Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Friday aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said. Piechowski, who became prisoner number 918 when he was deported to the infamous death camp in 1940, escaped two years later with three fellow prisoners in one of the most daring escape efforts of World War II. Piechowski and the three others managed to escape after stealing uniforms and guns of officers belonging to the Nazis' feared SS branch and hijacking the Steyr 220 convertible belonging to camp commander Rudolf Hoess.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:29:23 -0500
  • A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500
  • Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

    Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday. Grand jury members wrote the report after hearing testimony on hazing and alcohol use within the sprawling university's fraternity system. Prosecutors issued it at Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 10 months the death of Timothy Piazza, 19.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:21:43 -0500
  • Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being Identified news

    Matt Lauer’s original accuser is “terrified” that her identity will become public.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:01:28 -0500
  • Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Own Dogs news

    The body of a 22-year-old woman was found after apparently being mauled to death by her dogs in what is being described as a quote “grisly” scene

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:59:21 -0500
  • Are the U.S. Marines Dying? news

    The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:41:00 -0500
  • Spain Arrests Suspect Wanted in Italy for Multiple Killings

    He was arrested after three were killed in Spain, including two Civil Guards

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:54:42 -0500
  • The Latest: South Korea says North close to 'weaponization' news

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N.'s ministerial meeting on North Korea (all times local):

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:27:32 -0500
  • Trump’s Really Scary Explanation Of How The ‘Worst People’ Can Come To The U.S. Isn’t True news

    President Donald Trump on Friday accused foreign nations of manipulating a visa lottery program to send the United States their “worst of the worst” – a complete misrepresentation of how the State Department’s program actually works.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:43:17 -0500
  • Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls news

    Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:03:25 -0500
  • Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters? news

    An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?" said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:39:41 -0500
  • Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process news

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:37:46 -0500
  • Fox News Women Furious Over Rupert Murdoch Comments On Sexual Misconduct news

    Current and former female Fox News employees say they are stunned, disgusted and “hungry for justice” after media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Thursday dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct at the network as “nonsense” outside of a few “isolated incidents” with former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:41:28 -0500
  • Barack Obama Dressed Up As Too-Cool-For-School Santa For His Latest Appearance news

    The former president dropped by a Boys & Girls Club branch in D.C. in a statement outfit — with a festive touch.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:56:14 -0500
  • The Myth That Urbanization Means Prosperity news

    When it comes to cities and urbanization, it is generally thought that bigger is better. But a pair of recent studies suggests that although industrialized nations may have benefited from larger cities, the same is not true for the rapidly urbanizing areas of the developing world. In these parts of the globe, there really might be such a thing as too much urbanization, too quickly.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500
  • Woman arrested in Florida after police found three dead dogs in her freezer news

    A woman has been arrested in Florida after authorities found three dead dogs in her freezer. While checking the home of the woman and her small child, sheriff’s deputies also saw heaps of trash inside and were overwhelmed by the odour of urine and feces. The deputies' lower pant legs were covered in fleas when they entered the home.

    Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:11:00 -0500
  • Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:27:28 -0500
  • Worst interview ever? Donald Trump judge nominee struggles to define legal terms at Senate committee hearing news

    A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions. As of Friday morning, a video of Matthew Spencer Petersen struggling with questions from Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, had been viewed more than 3 million times. Petersen, who serves on the Federal Election Commission, had difficulty answering questions about the "Daubert standard," which has to do with expert witness testimony, and the definition of a "motion in limine," which has to do with the introduction of evidence. He acknowledged he has never tried a case or argued a motion in court. He said he last read the federal rules of evidence in law school. Petersen graduated from Brigham Young University. He earned a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1999. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island posted video of the exchange on his Twitter account, labelling it "MUST WATCH." MUST WATCH: Republican @SenJohnKennedy asks one of @realDonaldTrump’s US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single one. Hoo-boy.— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) December 15, 2017 Whitehouse wrote: "Republican @SenJohnKennedy asks one of @realDonaldTrump's US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can't answer a single one. Hoo-boy." Petersen has been nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:53:21 -0500
  • Now I Get It: How the repeal of net neutrality will affect you news

    On Thursday, Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission officially repealed net neutrality rules put in place in 2015 under the Obama administration. Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be equal and fair, and under the 2015 rules companies weren't allowed to block, slow down or favor specific websites. Now that those restrictions are being rolled back, how will the repeal of net neutrality affect you?

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:39:00 -0500
  • How To Beat The Winter Blues, According To Top Experts news

    If you’re starting to feel glum, listless and irritable this time of year, you’re not alone.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:13:50 -0500
  • SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule news

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:30:18 -0500
  • What Does A Healthy Relationship Look Like? Experts Weigh In news

    A healthy relationship doesn’t just happen by accident.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:49 -0500
  • Venezuela government, opposition hold new round of talks news

    Venezuela's government and opposition concluded a new round of talks Friday in an effort to bridge deep and entrenched differences to find a way to end the dire political and economic crisis tearing apart their country. After eight hours of discussions at the foreign ministry in Santo Domingo, the two sides agreed to resume negotiations on January 11, Dominican President Danilo Medina announced. It will be followed by a meeting of foreign ministers on January 12.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:16:26 -0500
  • Cow Escapes Live Nativity Scene Twice and Wanders the Streets of Philadelphia news

    Stormy was returned after two adventures on snowy downtown streets

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:44:25 -0500
  • Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy news

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:38:13 -0500
  • Being A Facebook Wallflower Isn't Good For You, The Social Site Says news

    Passively reading Facebook posts — without posting messages or responding to comments — makes users feel bad about themselves, some studies have discovered.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:20:03 -0500
  • Omarosa's exit highlights lack of diversity at Trump White House news

    Without Manigault-Newman, Trump appears to have no black senior advisers in public-facing White House roles. The departure of the former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault-Newman from the White House this week has placed the lack of diversity in Donald Trump’s administration under renewed scrutiny. Manigault-Newman, the highest-ranking black person to work in the West Wing under Trump, abruptly left her post as a special assistant to the president on Wednesday.

    Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:00:29 -0500
  • 10 Cordless Drills for the Do-It-Yourselfer news

    Cruising the tool aisle at a home center, not to mention countless avenues online, you’ll find an overwhelming array of cordless drills. CR is here to help narrow your choices—down to the 30-plus...

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:30:25 -0500
  • #StarWarsHolidayFilms Is Precisely The Holiday Hashtag You're Looking For news

    It’s the season of giving, and we’ve been gifted the next episode in the “Star Wars” saga.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:17:10 -0500
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