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  • Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:57:40 -0500

    Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'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.


  • The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:01:18 -0500

    The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor RightsIn 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.


  • Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy Graham

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:57:15 -0500

    Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy GrahamThe 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.”


  • UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:54:17 -0500

    UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across SyriaUNITED 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.


  • Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join Bring Back Our Girls campaign

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:11:15 -0500

    Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join Bring Back Our Girls campaignIslamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped scores of girls on Monday from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state. It would be the largest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking an online campaign that went viral and spurring several governments into action to try and find them. A roll-call at the school in Dapchi on Tuesday showed 91 students were absent, though estimates of the number of missing range from around 50 to more than 100.


  • Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:46:46 -0500

    Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisisHundreds 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.


  • Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:05:14 -0500

    Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015The Red Cross joins the list of charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct


  • The NRA Wasn't Always A Front For Gun Makers

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:01:13 -0500

    The NRA Wasn't Always A Front For Gun MakersOn 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.


  • When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrown

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:50:28 -0500

    When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrownPhotographer Johnny Joo has travelled the United States photographing overgrown derelict sites from fairgrounds to shopping malls.


  • Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:01:13 -0500

    Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald TrumpWASHINGTON ― 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.


  • Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:16:30 -0500

    Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving IntelThe mayor of Oakland on Saturday night warned the city’s residents of potential raids being conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


  • Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:40:44 -0500

    Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clientsBank 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.


  • Wisconsin woman charged in 3 infant deaths from the '80s

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:31:12 -0500

    Wisconsin woman charged in 3 infant deaths from the '80sMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago — cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, prosecutors said Friday.


  • Perris torture case: District attorney adds new charges against David, Louise Turpin

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:49:21 -0500

    Perris torture case: District attorney adds new charges against David, Louise TurpinNew charges were added Friday in the case of the Perris couple accused of torturing their children and holding them captive.


  • UN diplomats locked in talks on Syria ceasefire

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:51:33 -0500

    UN diplomats locked in talks on Syria ceasefireA UN Security Council meeting to vote on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria failed to start as scheduled at 1700 GMT on Saturday as negotiations continued in an effort to avert a Russian veto, diplomats said. It was not immediately known if the vote would be postponed on a draft resolution demanding a truce to allow humanitarian aid deliveries and the evacuation of the sick and wounded. Russia is supporting the Syrian government, and the UN negotiations have stumbled over Russian demands that rebel groups fighting government forces comply with the truce.


  • Olympian Gus Kenworthy Is Bringing Home a Dog From PyeongChang

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:20:23 -0500

    Olympian Gus Kenworthy Is Bringing Home a Dog From PyeongChangKenworthy also brought stray dogs to the United States when he was in Sochi


  • Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After Recapture

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:13:27 -0500

    Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After RecaptureA cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured.


  • Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:17:18 -0500

    Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife soughtMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.


  • Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:59:54 -0500

    Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers IdeaHollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump’s idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.


  • The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, Ranked

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:09:58 -0500

    The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, RankedThe women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze.


  • Health officials: Tourist infected with measles visited Met, attractions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:44:22 -0500

    Health officials: Tourist infected with measles visited Met, attractions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstateHealth 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.


  • Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:30:44 -0500

    Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeralIn a filing in federal court in Washington, Manafort said his father-in-law died on Saturday and that he would like to travel from his Virginia home to Long Island, New York, to attend the wake, funeral and burial services. Manafort has been charged with conspiring to launder money, lying on his tax returns and failing to register as a foreign agent for lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, among other charges.


  • American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in Japan

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:02:34 -0500

    American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in JapanPolice found footage of him entering a building with a missing Japanese woman


  • U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:27:27 -0500

    U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolutionBy Michelle Nichols and Ellen Francis UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war. A draft resolution aimed at ending the carnage in the eastern Ghouta district and elsewhere in Syria will be put up for a vote in the 15-member council at noon (1700 GMT) on Saturday, Kuwait's U.N. Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi said.


  • Pastor has faith he can unseat Maduro in Venezuela poll

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:39:32 -0500

    Pastor has faith he can unseat Maduro in Venezuela pollDespite unpopularity and a deepening economic crisis, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro seems such a certainty for reelection in April that only an evangelical pastor has found the faith to run against him. "I am the light in the darkness," said little-known pastor Javier Bertucci, without a hint of irony, so far the only opponent willing to try to unseat the leftist leader in a presidential election which Maduro's opponents accuse him of rigging. A ballot wasn't due until December but the Constituent Assembly, an all-powerful legislature stacked with Maduro loyalists, announced in January that the date was being brought forward.


  • Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injection

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:04:00 -0500

    Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injectionAn 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.


  • US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:23:08 -0500

    US deportations targeting more people with no crime recordsSAN DIEGO (AP) — People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net.


  • What It Feels Like To Get A Bill For Your Miscarriage

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:01:13 -0500

    What It Feels Like To Get A Bill For Your Miscarriage“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.


  • Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:29 -0500

    Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School ClosureAn Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.


  • How to Avoid Vacation Rental Nightmares

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:03:11 -0500

    How to Avoid Vacation Rental NightmaresStaying 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...


  • Bike of the Week: Alta Motor’s “The Crapshoot” Drag Racer

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:19:01 -0500

    Bike of the Week: Alta Motor’s “The Crapshoot” Drag RacerBike of the Week: Alta Motor’s “The Crapshoot” Drag Racer Alta Motors brings something you might not expect to the 2018 One Moto Show in the form of a custom Redshift-based drag build. Founded in 2010 as BRD Motorcycles, Alta Motors has quickly earned a


  • Woman Stabbed to Death With Hunting Knife at Public Library, Police Say

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:34:59 -0500

    Woman Stabbed to Death With Hunting Knife at Public Library, Police SayA man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife


  • Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:53:10 -0500

    Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injuredBy Thu Thu Aung YANGON (Reuters) - Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings. The blasts come only three days after a large bomb killed two bank employees and injured nearly two dozen other people in the northeastern city of Lashio, where several ethnic insurgent groups are fighting the Myanmar military. Sittwe is the capital of Myanmar's violence-torn Rakhine where Rohingya Muslim insurgent attacks last year sparked a massive military response that pushed 688,000 Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh.


  • Trump recites inflammatory 'snake' song in anti-immigrant diatribe

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:19:01 -0500

    Trump recites inflammatory 'snake' song in anti-immigrant diatribeUS President Donald Trump on Friday recited the lyrics of a song seen as anti-immigration called "The Snake" to drive home his point about restricting immigration -- an inflammatory move that harkened back to his days on the campaign trail. In a speech to conservatives at a convention outside Washington, he also bashed opposition Democrats for failing to back his proposal for putting 1.8 million so-called "Dreamer" immigrants on a pathway to citizenship in exchange for tightening border security and severely restricting legal immigration. During his hour-long address, Trump pulled a piece of paper from his pocket and read "The Snake," a ballad by Al Wilson about a reptile who repays a "tender woman" that nurses it back to health with a deadly bite.


  • Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:55:36 -0500

    Alabama's aborted execution comes under court reviewAlabama was planning to execute Doyle Hamm, 61, on Thursday for the 1987 murder of a motel clerk but called it off due to venous issues it said could not be solved before a death warrant expired at midnight. The case in Alabama comes after states including Oklahoma and Arizona have had botched executions that raised questions about death chamber protocols in the 31 U.S. states with the capital punishment. Chief U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre in Alabama called for a medical check on Hamm and ordered the state to preserve the clothes the inmate was wearing on the execution night.


  • Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probe

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:53:59 -0500

    Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probeNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's attorney said Friday that she has provided the passcode for her personal cellphone to state authorities, who are searching the device as they investigate whether laws were broken during her affair with her former bodyguard.


  • Emily Ratajkowski Marries Sebastian Bear-McClard In Surprise City Hall Ceremony

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:56:12 -0500

    Emily Ratajkowski Marries Sebastian Bear-McClard In Surprise City Hall CeremonyThe 26-year-old model announced on Instagram Friday that she had married her boyfriend, Sebastian Bear-McClard.


  • Mr. T Gave Team USA's Olympic Curlers A Fierce Pre-Final Pep Talk

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:20:24 -0500

    Mr. T Gave Team USA's Olympic Curlers A Fierce Pre-Final Pep TalkThere 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.


  • Best and Worst Strollers From Consumer Reports' Tests

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:32:42 -0500

    Best and Worst Strollers From Consumer Reports' TestsA stroller is one of the most important things you’ll buy for your baby, but even with a proper test drive in the store, it’s hard to anticipate how a stroller will handle real life. “And while a...


  • Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:20:29 -0500

    Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discountLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members.


  • CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World's Deadliest Germs

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:46:08 -0500

    CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World's Deadliest GermsThe agency disclosed its plans for a new lab on Friday


  • Republicans eye compromise on guns – but most resist assault weapons ban

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:18 -0500

    Republicans eye compromise on guns – but most resist assault weapons banStudents and residents sign a memorial in honor of the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting victims. In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, as American high school students stage walkouts to protest lawmakers’ lack of action on gun control, some Republicans are beginning to offer concessions. On Friday, Donald Trump repeated his preferred responses to Parkland: new emphasis on background checks and arming teachers to create “offensive capability” in schools.


  • 'Pure illusion': EU's Tusk slams Britain's Brexit plans

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:28:33 -0500

    'Pure illusion': EU's Tusk slams Britain's Brexit plansEU President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed plans for post-Brexit relations with London, reportedly devised by the British government, as "based on pure illusion". Tusk's comments came after Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet agreed Britain's plans for the future relationship at a marathon meeting. "I'm glad that the UK government seems to be moving towards a more detailed position," said Tusk, who will meet May in London the day before her speech.


  • Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:00:56 -0500

    Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, AprilSenior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, U.S. officials said, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani are all planning to have bilateral visits with Trump in March and April, a senior U.S. official said. The agenda will include setting up a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, the official said, which Washington hopes will be held later this year, as well as Middle East peace and Iran.


  • Holiest church in Christianity closed in Israel tax dispute

    Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:43:23 -0500

    Holiest church in Christianity closed in Israel tax disputeChristian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law. It was not clear how long the closure of the church, announced by Christian officials at a news conference from around noon (1000 GMT), would last. Church officials said only that it would be until further notice.


  • Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:42:04 -0500

    Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in EgyptTUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.


  • Top USA Swimming official quits over failure to disclose

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:20:30 -0500

    Top USA Swimming official quits over failure to discloseCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A top official for USA Swimming who was part of an investigation of a coach for sexual misconduct has resigned for not disclosing that she once kissed the coach.


  • Four police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian men

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:51:41 -0500

    Four police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian menFour police officers in western Mexico have been arrested on suspicion of abducting three missing Italian men for local gangsters, state prosecutors said on Saturday. The three men reportedly went missing on Jan. 31 after being detained by police at a gasoline station in the municipality of Tecalitlan in southern Jalisco state, the home of Mexico's second biggest city, Guadalajara. The Jalisco attorney general's office said four Tecalitlan police officers, three men and a woman, had been held on suspicion of carrying out the forced disappearance of the Naples natives Raffaele Russo, Antonio Russo and Vincenzo Cimmino.


  • Perpetual Motion - Embracing Your Inner Motorcycle Self

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:11 -0500

    Perpetual Motion - Embracing Your Inner Motorcycle SelfPerpetual Motion - Embracing Your Inner Motorcycle Self Why we stop playing pirate and embrace our inner MC-self For many, the idea of something is often as satisfying as the thing itself. As an example, I know all of the alpha destinations associated with