|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Republicans Befuddled By Trump’s Abrupt Reversal On New Russia Sanctions|
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's sudden decision not to impose tough new
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe flooding|
More than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer|
A lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter|
One of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG Highway|
The fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Video Captures Tennessee School Employee Dragging Student Off Bus by Feet|
An elementary school teacher is being investigated after video shows he forcibly removed a seven-year-old from a school bus while breaking up a fight, Shelby County Schools says.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ouster|
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses. Pruitt has been under fire for potential ethics lapses, including flying first class, excessive spending on security, and the rental of a room in a Washington condominium owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing whether spending on the booth installed in Pruitt's office broke a law prohibiting federal agencies from incurring expenses in excess of available funds, known as the Anti-Deficiency Act.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Pope speaks out for terminally-ill British toddler|
Pope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing due to a rare degenerative neurological condition. The parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, attended the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush|
Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Fox News' Judicial Analyst Absolutely Shreds Hannity's Cohen Claim|
Fox News host Sean Hannity's legal claim is getting torn to pieces on his own
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Starbucks arrest: Philadelphia police release audio of 911 call leading to arrest of two black men|
The police have released an audio recording of the 911 call that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia branch of Starbucks. The arrests sparked accusations of racial profiling by both the company and the police. In the phone call, which lasted only seconds and brought police officers to the branch, an employee at the coffee chain, believed to be the manager, asks police to come to the cafe.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Military Officers Punished After Guardsman Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet|
An airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico|
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line, officials said, as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2|
Jennifer Riordan of New Mexico was killed after a Southwest Airlines jet engine exploded.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Tennessee Republicans Punish Memphis For Removing Confederate Statues|
Tennessee's Republican-controlled House on Tuesday retaliated against Memphis
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations|
Rob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram|
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'|
Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote|
New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Search and rescue efforts underway on Hawaiian island of Kauai after historic rainfall|
Parts of the Hawaiian island Kauai saw more than 2 feet of rain, shattering previous records, in 24 hours. Authorities did reopen Kuhio Highway near the Hanalei Bridge following repairs, allowing much-needed supplies to get into the community and those trapped since the rain started Sunday to get out. CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB's Ashley Nagaoka reports from Kauai.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Three Former U.S. Soldiers Have Been Convicted for the Contract Killing of a Filipino Woman|
The 12-day trial offered a window into the clandestine world of private mercenaries
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New Bill|
WASHINGTON ― The Republican food stamp bill would cut benefit spending by
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - What You Should Know About Salmonella|
A recent salmonella outbreak connected to contaminated eggs has so far made 23 people sick and put six of them in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rose A...
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Chuck Todd Slams Fox News For Sean Hannity's Michael Cohen Connection|
"Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd blasted Fox News on Tuesday for allowing its
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government|
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 'Angels' and training help former fighter pilot save Southwest flight|
Tammie Jo Shults, 56, may have drawn on her Navy skills when one of the two engines on her Boeing 737-700 blew and broke apart at 32,000 feet on Tuesday, forcing her to implement a rapid descent toward Philadelphia International Airport. One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, Shults calmly told air traffic control that part of her plane was missing, and she would need ambulances on the runway.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts|
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Trump Calls Stormy Daniels Threat Claim 'A Total Con Job'|
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Stormy Daniels' claim that a man
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles)|
In preparation for all of this, the ship is now going through combat activation in San Diego, Calif., to pave the way toward preparing the weapons systems for the ship’s planned move to operational status in 2020, Navy officials say. This process will also carefully refine many of the ship’s other technologies, such as its advanced Integrated Power System and Total Ship Computing Environment, multi-function, volume-search SPY-3 radar and sonar systems. Navy developers of the new high-tech, stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer are widening the mission envelope for the ship, exploring new ammunition for its guns and preparing to fire its first missiles next year.
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison|
Melina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Jewish men beaten with belt in Berlin anti-Semitic attack|
There has been public outrage in Germany after video footage emerged of two Jewish men being violently assaulted in an apparent anti-Semitic attack in central Berlin. The two men, who were both wearing kippah, traditional Jewish skullcaps, were insulted before being set upon and whipped with a belt in one of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. A group of three unidentified men can be heard on the video clearly shouting “Yahudi”, the Arabic word for Jew. The two victims stood their ground and threatened to call the police before their main assailant was dragged away by his companions. The incident was videoed by one of the victims, who was named by Israeli television as Adam Armoush, a 21-year-old Israeli citizen living in Berlin. Antisemitischer Angriff in #Berlin – ein Mann schlägt mit einem Gürtel auf einen Mann ein und bezeichnet ihn wiederholt als "Yahudi" (arabisch für "Jude"). #Antisemitismuspic.twitter.com/YCHVgCF1ox— Jüdisches Forum (@JFDA_eV) April 17, 2018 “They kept cursing at us and my friend asked them to stop,” Mr Armoush, who suffered minor injuries, told Kan TV. “They started to get angry and one of them ran at me and I knew it was important to film it because there would be no way to catch him by the time the police arrived.” The video shows the attacker whipping Mr Arnoush with a belt. The 21-year-old said he had suffered bruises and minor injuries. The other victim, a 24-year-old Israeli citizen, has not been named. The incident is the latest in a disturbing series of attacks on Jewish people in the German capital, which have seen men in skullcaps assaulted on the streets and Jewish children threatened in schools. Most of the incidents have involved Muslim assailants. “It is intolerable for young men to be attacked here just because they are wearing a kippah,” Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, said in a statement. “Jews must never again feel threatened here. It is our responsibility to protect Jewish life.” “Anti-Semitism doesn’t belong to the Berlin we want to live in,” Michael Müller, the city’s mayor said. “It is unbearable to see a young Jewish man being attacked on the street in the well-heeled Berlin neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg because he recognizes himself as a Jew,” Levi Salomon of the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism. “This shows that Jewish people are not safe here. Politicians and civil society have to act. We do not need Sunday speeches anymore, we need action.” “It makes me angry when I see such hateful violence,” Aiman Mazyek of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany said. “Anti-Semitism must not be given an inch of space.”
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 Elections|
WASHINGTON ― Since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010, repealing
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Quotations from autobiography "Barbara Bush: A Memoir"|
Here are some quotes from the 1994 autobiography, "Barbara Bush: A Memoir." Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, died on Tuesday at age 92.
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Queen puts foward son as next head of Commonwealth|
Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role. Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 on Saturday, welcomed leaders from the 53 Commonwealth nations -- mostly former colonies -- to Buckingham Palace for two days of talks that will include discussions on trade, marine protection and tackling cyber crime. In her opening speech, Queen Elizabeth spoke of her own "extraordinary journey" as head of the Commonwealth, which started under her father King George VI with the London Declaration of 1949.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Factbox: U.S. companies with exposure to Russia|
Although the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp , still count Russia as a growth market. The United States imposed sanctions on 24 Russian oligarchs and government officials and 12 Russian companies on April 6.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.|
The new three-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost replaces the previous four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Top GOP Senator Hopes Macron And Merkel Convince Trump To Save Iran Deal|
WASHINGTON ― With weeks to go before President Donald Trump is expected to
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With Iran|
Tehran and Moscow are becoming the arbiters of the Middle East — and Israel’s relationship with both is growing increasingly tense.
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Southwest jet's engine blade had microscopic cracks|
The FAA will order airlines to inspect hundreds of jet engines similar to one that exploded on a Southwest flight, killing one and injuring seven others. We're also learning more about hero pilot who guided the flight to a safe landing. Kris Van Cleave reports.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder|
NEW YORK (AP) — A once-trusted nanny who butchered two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn't believe her claims she was too insane at the time of the crime to be held responsible.
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case|
Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque’s biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively protecting
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosion|
U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine’s manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Meghan Markle Makes A Statement In One Of Her Sharpest Looks Yet|
Meghan Markle isn't afraid to make a statement ― especially a fashion
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim|
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover|
Chevy did tell dealers it's working on a performance-electric car.
|Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - These Koch-Backed Groups Are Pressuring Congress to Act on Dreamers|
The groups are launching a seven-figure campaign
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Iraqi warplanes attack Islamic State positions in Syria|
By Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi warplanes attacked an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, Baghdad's military said, in a rare air assault across the border. Iraqi F-16 jets targeted the militants near the city of Hajin in coordination with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an Iraqi military spokesman said. "Carrying out air strikes on Daesh gangs in Syrian territories is because of the dangers posed by said gangs to Iraqi territories and is proof of the improved capabilities of our armed forces," the Iraqi military said in a statement.
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Bernie Sanders backs Cardi B plea for Social Security to be strengthened|
Former Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has backed rapper Cardi B’s plea for America to strengthen social security. The veteran Vermont Senator said social security needed to be strengthened so the elderly population could retire in a gracious way. "Cardi B is right.
|Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4 dead, 3 children hurt in North Carolina shooting|
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man shot his girlfriend and her five children in their North Carolina home— killing the woman and two teens — before shooting himself, police said Thursday.