|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Bernie Sanders denounces 'outrageous' Trump ad as 'so sad for our country'|
Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned as “nonsense” a new ad from President Trump accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in murders in the United States by undocumented immigrants.
|Monday, January 22, 2018 - Roe Made Abortions Legal, But It Doesn't Keep Women And Providers Safe|
Before 1973′s Roe v. Wade, the problems were dangerous abortions and unequal access to safe abortions.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Pope Francis Compares Gossiping Nuns To Terrorists|
Pope Francis compared gossiping nuns to terrorists during his latest South American tour stop in Lima on Sunday.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine|
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Leaders in a Maine town said Sunday they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white separatist views.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Bipartisan Group Of Senators Push For Deal To End Government Shutdown|
WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of centrist senators met Sunday to work out a potential compromise that would fund the government until Feb. 8, contingent on a promise to hold a vote on an immigration bill before then.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22: officials|
At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday, as fears grew that the attackers may have had inside help. Authorities warned they were still investigating how militants breached security, which was taken over by a private company three weeks ago, at the landmark Intercontinental Hotel late Saturday. Afghan health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said 22 bodies had now been taken to Kabul hospitals.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Canadian billionaire and his wife were murdered, private investigators say|
A billionaire and his wife found dead side-by-side were both murdered, a report by private investigators has said.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - With 25,339 murders in 2017, Mexico suffers record homicide tally|
There were more than 25,000 murders across drug-ravaged Mexico in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed. Investigators opened 25,339 murder probes last year, up nearly 25 percent from the 2016 tally, interior ministry data released on Saturday showed. Mexico has struggled with years of violence as the government has battled vicious drug cartels that have increasingly splintered into smaller, more bloodthirsty, gangs.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Manifestaciones masivas en la segunda Marcha de las Mujeres|
Miles de personas participan en la “Marcha de las mujeres, en Washington, EEUU. EFE
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 'Grab 'Em by the Midterms': The Women's March on Washington rallies for the 2018 elections|
The Women's March on Washington returned, one year after President Trump's inauguration. This time, women came organizing for the 2018 midterm elections.
|Monday, January 22, 2018 - The 12th graders taking a stand against Israel’s army|
Israel’s defense force has long been a mandatory conscription army. Now, teenagers are beginning to resist the social order and stand up to the status quo.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Watch Halsey's Powerful Speech At The 2018 Women's March|
Singer-songwriter Halsey turned up for her second Women’s March in New York on Saturday, one year after showing up to the Washington, D.C., event that drew a crowd noticeably larger than the group that turned out for President Donald Trump’s inauguration day.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10 Things to Know for Monday|
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics|
“Can I pray for you?” a woman asked after I shared my abortion story at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit last year.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Paul Ryan Declines To Say If He'll Run For Another Term In Congress|
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday he wasn’t planning on leaving Congress any time soon, but he also didn’t disclose whether he will serve another term in the House of Representatives.
|Monday, January 22, 2018 - Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared|
A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption. "Hazardous eruption imminent," the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, saying Mayon volcano could blow up within days after two weeks of activity. Fine ash and sand fell on Legazpi, a city of about 200,000 people, and nearby areas after the midday explosion turned the area into virtual nighttime, forcing motorists to switch on their lights and use windscreen wipers, an AFP video stringer said.
|Monday, January 22, 2018 - Olympic Cooperation Between North and South Korea Has Provoked Protests in Seoul|
Demonstrators burned the "unification flag" that athletes will use at the Games
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official|
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said. An investigation is ongoing into the crash of the AH-64 Apache helicopter on the sprawling National Training Center at Fort Irwin in southern California, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Brown, U.S. Army spokesman, said in a statement emailed to Reuters. Another Army spokesman said that the pilot and the co-pilot were killed, but did not give their names, saying their families had yet to be notified.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - The women who marched in 2018|
One year into President Trump's administration, another Women's March. Here are scenes from the New York City event.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment Settlement|
A Republican tasked with fighting against sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled a misconduct complaint filed against him by a former aide, The New York Times first reported Saturday.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry Seaborn|
Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Saturday in an Instagram post that was pretty darn adorable.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel|
Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Grace Lee reports.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Young Mother Becomes 4th Member of Montecito Family Found Dead in Mudslides|
The discovery of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon puts the death toll at 21, with two still missing.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria|
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - This Is What The Future Of Legal Weed Looks Like|
The green revolution is here ― and it’s mostly black, brown and female.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Saudi Arabia calls for extending non-OPEC cooperation|
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers beyond 2018 after a deal to shore up crude prices. This is the first time OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia explicitly calls for extending a 2016 deal between oil producers to cut back production to combat a global oil glut.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - China says U.S. warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty|
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take "necessary measures" to protect its sovereignty. China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island, which is also known as Scarborough Shoal and subject to a rival claim by the Philippines. It was the latest U.S. naval operation challenging extensive Chinese claims in the South China Sea and came even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
|Monday, January 22, 2018 - The White House Says This Photo Shows Trump Working. People Aren’t Buying It.|
President Donald Trump wanted to show the nation that he was hard at work this weekend after the government shut down over failed budget negotiations.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime|
There's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - New Zealand Just Became The 11th Country To Send A Rocket Into Orbit|
New Zealand successfully launched a rocket into orbit on Sunday, becoming the 11th country to achieve the feat.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Major highway reopened as California mudslides toll climbs to 21|
Torrential rains triggered the Jan. 9 mudslides, which injured dozens more people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of buildings around the affluent community of Montecito, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Cleanup crews had been working around the clock in 12-hour shifts, officials said, while ferry boats had been making commuter runs twice a day between Santa Barbara and Ventura to help residents trying to get to work. Search and rescue teams continued working with dogs on Sunday in Montecito to look for a two-year-old and a 17-year-old who are still missing, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - UK's Johnson slaps business lobby for EU customs call|
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pushed back Sunday at calls from Britain's biggest business lobby group for the country to stay in the European customs union after Brexit. The Confederation of British Industry has said remaining in the customs union after the UK leaves the EU would be a "practical, real-world answer" to its profound challenges. Hitting back on Twitter, Johnson said it made "no sense" for the CBI to keep calling for Britain to be part of the customs bloc.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attack|
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Alison Brie Talks Allegations Against Brother-In-Law James Franco At SAG Awards|
Alison Brie addressed the sexual misconduct allegations waged against her brother-in-law James Franco during a red carpet interview at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, saying that anyone who “feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward.”
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Will Soon Be Armed with Hellfire Missiles|
The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship will be armed and operational with deck-launched HELLFIRE missiles by 2020, a key step in a sweeping strategic move to expand the attack envelope across the entire fleet of surface ships, senior service officials said. Current HELLFIRE LCS testing and development, described as an integral part of the ship’s Surface-to-Surface Missile Module, has resulted in 20 successful hits out of 24 total attempted missile shots, Capt. Ted Zobel, Program Manager, PEO LCS, said recently at the Surface Navy Association symposium.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 'Snow Tornado' Blows Through Picturesque Alpine Village|
Residents of the snow-covered Austrian village of Stall witnessed what's called a 'gustnado.'
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In Office|
Donald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Las Vegas Shooter Was Germophobe and Possibly Bipolar, Records Show|
Police have learned more about Stephen Paddock
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions Days After House Passed Tax Law|
Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from billionaire energy mogul Charles Koch and his wife, according to a recent campaign donor report.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Jeanette Epps is not the only astronaut NASA has removed from their planned flights|
On Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The mission would have been historic, since she would have become the first African-American crewmember on the orbiting outpost. The space agency hasn't released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that "these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information," according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center and await another possible flight assignment. Epps' removal from her planned flight isn't without historic precedent. SEE ALSO: Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all NASA has benched astronauts before flights many times in its decades as a federal agency, and for many different reasons. "Flight assignments have been changed often in the past at various stages of training for a variety of reasons," Dean said via email. Specifically, quite a few astronauts have been removed from their missions for health reasons. NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps.Image: NASANASA's Ken Mattingly was pulled from the Apollo 13 crew just a few days before their scheduled launch because he was exposed to German measles. From the ground, Mattingly was part of the team that helped bring back the Apollo 13 crew to Earth after an oxygen tank exploded, putting the lives of the crew in serious danger and forcing them to abandon their planned moon landing. Mattingly still earned a place in cinematic history, since he was portrayed by actor Gary Sinise in the movie
Apollo 13. "Long before Jeanette Epps was pulled from her upcoming space station expedition, astronauts such as Ken Mattingly in 1970 and Don Thomas in 2002 were reassigned due to medical issues, while Mark Lee was pulled from a 2001 space station assembly shuttle mission for reasons NASA never disclosed," space historian and editor of collectSPACE.com Robert Pearlman said in an interview. "To their crewmates' credit, despite the interruptions, the missions went on as planned (or in the case of Apollo 13, went awry but at no fault of Mattingly's replacement, Jack Swigert)." NASA also replaced Jeff Ashby in 1997 due to an illness in his family, and other astronauts have been removed due to other medical or personal issues. "NASA invests a lot of time, effort and money in training their astronaut crews, and stresses teamwork throughout, so the decision to remove an astronaut from a flight is never taken lightly," Pearlman said. Epps's 2018 mission was announced in 2017 and it immediately went viral. News organizations profiled Epps and wrote about her expected upcoming flight, making the news of her reassignment all the more surprising. She has not yet flown to space. Epps was chosen as part of NASA's 2009 astronaut class as one of 14 candidates. Her path to NASA is different from many other astronauts, however. Epps started off as a NASA fellow and then worked at Ford Motor Company before spending seven years at the Central Intelligence Agency. Epps was inspired to become an astronaut after watching the first class of women become NASA astronauts decades ago. "It was about 1980, I was nine years old. My brother came home and he looked at my grades and my twin sisters' grades and he said, 'You know, you guys can probably become aerospace engineers or even astronauts,'" Epps said in a NASA video. "And this was at the time that Sally Ride [the first American woman to fly in space] and a group of women were selected to become astronauts — the first time in history. So, he made that comment and I said, 'Wow, that would be so cool.'" WATCH: Here's how Virgin's space program is different than SpaceX
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - German SPD backs coalition talks, leader vows tough approach|
By Paul Carrel and Holger Hansen BONN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse closer to a stable government after months of political deadlock. SPD delegates voted 362 to 279, with one abstention, to press ahead with negotiations. A recount was held after an initial show of hands was too close to call for the SPD official in charge of the count and the result was slightly narrower that most analysts expected.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial|
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial.
|Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Aziz Ansari Skips 2018 SAG Awards, Receives No Applause When Mentioned|
Aziz Ansari notably did not attend the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but his presence was definitely felt Sunday night during the announcement of the nominees for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - The Chinese Are on the Verge of Dominating a New Domain: Near Space|
In November 2017, the Chinese conducted two flight tests of an operational prototype of a missile known as the DF-17. The successful tests marked the end of a concerted — and successful — Chinese effort to exploit and dominate a new operating domain: near space. The genesis of the Chinese effort can be traced back to the so-called Third Taiwan Strait Crisis.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Overheated 'Doc' Gushes About Trump's Rockin' Bod On 'Saturday Night Live'|
Beck Bennett popped up on “Saturday Night Live” to play a libidinous version of White House doctor Ronny Jackson to take another crack at convincing us how “not fat the president is.”
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Texas judge pushes jury for acquittal in child trafficking case, saying God told him to do it|
District judge Jack Robison interrupted jurors’ deliberations to say they should not convict 32-year-old Gloria Elizabeth Romero Perez. Judge Robison then reportedly recused himself for the remainder of proceedings. Perez, of Buda, Texas, was convicted anyway on one count of continuous traffic of a person and jailed for 25 years, the site said.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Charles Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Is Denied Parole|
Leslie Van Houten is serving a life sentence
|Monday, January 22, 2018 - Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria|
Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours. The Turkish military on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch", its second major incursion into Syrian territory during the seven-year civil war. The operation, where Turkish war planes and artillery are backing a major ground incursion launched with Ankara-backed Syrian rebels and Turkish tanks, aims to oust the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia from its enclave of Afrin.
|Saturday, January 20, 2018 - South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: reports|
By Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Leaders of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)met on Saturday to outline the party's program for the coming year amid reports that its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to quit as the country's president. An ANC spokeswoman declined to comment on a report by broadcaster eNCA saying that its newly-elected National Executive Committee (NEC) had resolved to ask Zuma - whose presidency has been hit by corruption allegations - to resign. If Zuma refused, he would be forced to step down by the party's six-strong leadership group, eNCA said.