|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Ivanka Trump to meet South Korean minister in light of Tillerson firing|
Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Court Just Found Black Victim Of White Supremacist Assault Not Guilty Of... Assault|
Anti-racist protester DeAndre Harris, who was brutally beaten by a group of
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - United Airlines puts dog on wrong plane, makes unscheduled landing|
For the second time this week, United Airlines has put a dog on the wrong plane, causing flight 3996 headed to Newark from St. Louis to make an unscheduled landing in Akron, Ohio to drop off the dog.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - U.S. officials: Russia behind cyber attacks on power plants|
U.S. officials discuss Russia’s role behind the cyber attacks on power plants, and how they have been targeting U.S. networks since 2016.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11|
A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Authorities investigating claims teacher fed puppy to turtle|
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in a rural Idaho town that was the setting for the teenage cult classic film "Napoleon Dynamite."
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Republicans Got Greedy With Gerrymandering. Now It's Coming Back To Haunt Them.|
When Thomas Hofeller travelled across the country at the beginning of the
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Cambridge Analytica harvested millions of Facebook users’ data during presidential election|
Cambridge Analytica was able to access user data through a paid personality survey app, which company insider Christopher Wylie told ITN Channel 4 News was used to influence and wage a “culture war” by Steve Bannon during the 2016 election.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Chopper flights with open doors, tight restraints grounded|
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators, spurred by a deadly helicopter crash into a river, ordered a temporary nationwide ban on open-door flights that have tight seat restraints that could trap people during emergencies.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Photos of the week: 3/9 - 3/16|
Young people across America took a stand for their safety and walked out of
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Everything You Need To Know About The Russian Cyberattacks On The U.S. Electricity Grid|
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|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Baby Jesus Stolen from Nativity Scene 90 Years Ago Returned to New Jersey Church|
Staff at a New Jersey church called police for what they thought was a suspicious package but it turned out to be a baby Jesus stolen from a nativity scene about 90 years ago.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Uncertainty in the White House as more staff shake-ups loom|
President Trump this week remarked that “There will always be change,” as sources tell NBC News that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is among those in danger of losing their jobs.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Trailblazing US congresswoman Louise Slaughter dead at 88|
Louise Slaughter, a pioneering Democratic US lawmaker who rose to become the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, died Friday after suffering a concussion in a fall, her office announced. First elected to Congress in 1986 in western New York, Slaughter was the oldest sitting member in the House of Representatives, a tough-as-nails legislator and an influential voice within her party. "Her strong example inspired countless young women to know their power, and seek their rightful place at the head of the decision-making table," said top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, herself a political trailblazer who served as the first female speaker of the House.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Graphic Videos of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Played for Jury|
The video showed him reloading as people near him tried to crawl to safety
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Sean Hannity Slams Shepard Smith For Calling His Kind Of Fox Show Strictly Entertainment|
Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped colleague Shepard Smith on Friday after
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Palestinian ramming attack kills 2 Israeli soldiers in West Bank: military|
By Ali Samudi JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian motorist rammed and killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded two others in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Israeli military said. The army said the driver was a "terrorist" who ran over soldiers who were securing routes near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan, west of the Palestinian town of Jenin. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said on Twitter that an "officer and soldier were killed and two soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack," and that the attack was "deliberate".
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - My Lai ceremony highlights peace, but dark memories recalled|
MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) — Talk of peace dominated the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, but among the hundreds in the audience were survivors and a former U.S. Army photographer whose gruesome images galvanized anti-war opinion.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10 Habits Of People In The Most Toxic Relationships|
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|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Mueller latest subpoena could cross Trump's 'red line'|
President Trump once said looking into his personal finances would cross a "red line." MSNBC legal analyst Ben Wittes says Robert Mueller's latest subpoena could be the kind of thing that Trump would think of as an "escalation."
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Counter-terror police launch murder investigation after confirming Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov strangled|
A fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, who was found dead at his south London home earlier this week, was murdered, police have said, amid fears of a second Russia-sponsored attack on British soil. Businessman, Nikolai Glushkov, 68, who was granted asylum in the UK after fleeing Moscow in 2006, was strangled to death, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The former right-hand man of deceased oligarch, Boris Berezovsky, his death came just over a week after Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury. The former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, Mr Glushkov had told friends he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list. Wish suspicion falling again on Moscow, police have reportedly started contacting a number of Russian exiles to discuss their safety. Police and the security services have now reassessed their view that exiles are at a low risk, the BBC reported. A former bodyguard, who worked for Mr Berezovsky, and knew Mr Glushkov well, said his death had all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored assassination. A murder investigation was launched in New Malden The France-based security expert, who asked to be identified only by his initials, RG, said: “I’m not at all surprised [that a murder investigation has been opened]. “You can easily choke someone in 10 seconds so that they fall into a comatose state and you can then continue strangling them without leaving any other marks on the body. It’s a technique they [the Russians] know well.” Mr Berezovsky was found hanged in the bathroom of his Surrey home in 2013, with the cause of death being put down to suicide. But suspicion has always surrounded the circumstances of his death, with many believing he was one of a number of Putin critics who were deliberately silenced. Another of their close associates, Badri Patarkatsishvili, 52, died at his Surrey home in 2008, following an apparent heart attack. 12 uk deaths with suspected Russian involvement A close personal friend of the three men, who asked not to be named, said he was in little doubt their murders were linked. He said: "All of them were in no doubt that Boris was killed. It is perhaps inevitable that they would be assassinated themselves. "It is a very horrible thing to happen, he was a lovely man, a very funny man with a great sense of humour. It sounds like somebody has a vendetta against them." Boris Berezovsky was found dead at his Surrey home five years ago Counter terror officers continued to probe the nerve gas attack on Mr Skirpal, whose attempted murder led to the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from London. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, escalated the war of words with Russia, when he accused Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the nerve agent attack. He said it was "overwhelmingly likely" that the Russian President was behind the attempted murder, a claim that was described as “unpardonable” by Mr Putin’s spokesman. News of this latest murder investigation will further stoke fears that critics or enemies of Russia and its leader, are no longer safe on British soil. Downing Street said the Prime Minister had been "kept informed" of developments but stressed that Mr Glushkov's death was a police matter and that no link had been made with the Salisbury poisoning case. But Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative leader, said the murder of Mr Glushkov appeared to “fit into a pattern” of violent deaths of enemies of Mr Putin. The police investigation is continuing in Salisbury He said: "If there is a link between Mr Glushkov's death and the Kremlin it will be further proof that we are dealing with essentially a rogue state which refuses to abide by international rules and has violated UN laws. "What has been going on is a deliberate attempt to settle Russian scores in the UK.” Boris Johnson has laid the blame at Putin's door But a key ally of Jeremy Corbyn has suggested moderate Labour MPs who blame Russia for spy poisoning are "enemies" who should be deselected. Chris Williamson, the Labour MP for Derby North, said Labour MPs who had decided Moscow was “unequivocally” to blame were “baying for blood” and he suggested they face de-selection. And the Kremlin also ramped up its language, launching a withering response to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, who had suggested Russia should “go away and shut up”. Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman at Russia’s defence ministry, accused Mr Williamson of engaging in “market wench talk”, adding that it reflected his “intellectual impotency”.
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - John Goodman's Angry Rex Tillerson Spews About Being Fired By A 'Moron' On 'SNL'|
John Goodman returned to "Saturday Night Live" as booted secretary of state
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - VP Pence urges Pakistan to 'do more' against Taliban|
US Vice President Mike Pence told Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that his country "must do more" against the Taliban and other militants, the White House said on Saturday. "Vice President Pence reiterated President (Donald) Trump's request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country," the White House said in a statement on the Friday call.
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joins St Patrick's Parade|
NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Republican Food Stamp Plan In Disarray|
WASHINGTON ― A Republican plan to shrink food stamp enrollment is in some
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Academy 'launches sexual harassment investigation into its president John Bailey' days after the Oscars|
The head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly under investigation for sexual harassment. The academy, which oversees the Oscars, is responding to multiple allegations against president John Bailey, according to reports in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. In a statement, the Academy said it “treats any complaints confidentially to protect all parties”.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee|
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians, weary and many wounded, fled besieged areas for the second straight day.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - 'Dogs Must Think We're Magical When We Rub The Wall And The Room Gets Bright'|
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|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill; China 'strongly dissatisfied'|
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views Taiwan as a wayward province. The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had not signed it, said the White House. The move adds to strains between the two countries over trade, as Trump has enacted tariffs and called for China to reduce its huge trade imbalance with the United States, even while Washington has leaned on Beijing to help resolve tensions with North Korea.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Video released of bail bond agent in Oklahoma fatally shooting one of her clients|
Prosecutors just released video of a female bail bonds agent in Oklahoma shooting one of her clients.
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 5-Year-Old Cries as He Watches His Mom Walk Down The Aisle|
It was a an unforgettable moment.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Audi to build four-door electric sports car in 2020|
Audi has just confirmed it will be launching a fully-electric four-door GT model in 2020 to rival the Tesla Model S, which will be a gran turismo sibling of the e-tron SUV that arrives later this year. At its recent annual press conference, the manufacturer announced it will launch no fewer than five of those models by as soon as 2021, so we will soon have a Q3-sized EV crossover, the e-tron, e-tron Sportback and the e-tron GT. Perhaps what's most interesting about Audi's conversion to the electric cause is a focus on what will be special "Audi Sport" performance models.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Engineer warned of cracking in US bridge before deadly collapse|
The chief engineer of a Florida bridge project warned authorities of cracking in the structure days before it collapsed, killing at least six people, the southern US state's department of transportation said Friday. Chief engineer Denney Pate left a voicemail on a Florida Department of Transportation employee's landline on March 13, two days before the pedestrian walkway came crashing down on the major road beneath, the department said in a statement. There was "some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span," Pate said, according to a transcript of the call.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - The New 'Infinity War' Trailer Is Here, Now Set Your Faces To Stunned|
Marvel hinted at, and then promised us, a new "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - German interior minister declares 'Islam does not belong' in the country|
Angela Merkel’s new government got off to a rocky start on Friday as the chancellor and her interior minister clashed publicly over the role of Islam in Germany society. Horst Seehofer, who became interior minister this week under a coalition deal, used his first interview since taking office to declare “Islam does not belong in Germany”. Mrs Merkel lost no time in slapping down the minister, telling a press conference: “Muslims are also part of Germany, and so their religion is just as much a part of Germany”. Mr Seehofer’s controversial remarks echoed last year’s election slogans from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which campaigned on an anti-Muslim platform. But they were most clearly aimed as a broadside against Mrs Merkel, who famously declared “Islam belongs in Germany” in a 2015 press conference after opening the country’s borders to over 1 million asylum-seekers. “Islam does not belong in Germany,” Mr Seehofer told Bild newspaper. “Germany is shaped by Christianity. That means not working on Sundays and celebrating religious holidays such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas. Horst Seehofer talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the German parliament in Berlin Credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber “Of course the Muslims who live with us belong in Germany. But that doesn’t mean we should give up our national traditions and customs.” The leader of Mrs Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Mr Seehofer was the leading opponent of her refugee policy and the dispute almost ended the longstanding alliance between the two parties. But they patched up their differences ahead of last year’s election and Mr Seehofer was given control of migration and asylum policy as interior minister under the new coalition deal. His remarks on Friday suggest he is ready to reopen the feud in government. Mrs Merkel responded angrily to Mr Seehofer’s comments. “We want an Islam based on the constitution and compliant with constitutional law,” she said on a visit to Paris. “I think we must do everything we can to allow religions to live together in peace.” Mr Seehofer also came under attack from Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the chairman of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat party (CDU) who is widely seen as her chosen successor. Profile | Angela Merkel “Freedom of religion undoubtedly belongs in Germany, just as the Muslims in Germany, together with their faith, belong in our country,” Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer said. More than 4 million Muslims live in Germany, 1.9 million of whom are German citizens. More than 60 per cent are of Turkish heritage and were living in Germany long before Mrs Merkel’s decision to open the borders to asylum-seekers. Mr Seehofer later sought to clarify his remarks. “Our country Germany has been shaped by Christianity for centuries. That's why it’s wrong to say Islam belongs in Germany, ” he said. “Of course we have tolerance and respect for other religious communities. And of course the Muslims living in Germany belong in Germany.” It was Wolfgang Schäuble, the former finance minister and current speaker of the German parliament, who first declared in 2006 that “Islam is part of Germany and Europe”. The phrase at the centre of the dispute,“Islam belongs in Germany” was first coined in 2010 by Christian Wulff, the Germna president at the time, and later taken up by Mrs Merkel.
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - The Latest: Russia says 30,000 flea besieged east Ghouta|
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the war in Syria (all times local):
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site past|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Trump's 'Bowling Ball Test' for U.S. Cars Is Just A Goofy Ad|
President Donald Trump had people scratching their heads when he referred --
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning, dies aged 37|
Adrian Lamo, picture in Long Island, met Manning online in 2010 and eventually reported her to authorities. Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in whistleblower Chelsea Manning to law enforcement, has died at the age of 37, according to authorities in Kansas.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Uber’s Biggest Rival Is Experimenting With All-You-Can-Ride Monthly Subscriptions|
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|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Bike of the Week: Hazan Motorworks’ “Musket II” Bobber|
Bike of the Week: Hazan Motorworks’ “Musket II” Bobber Max Hazan raises the stakes on his second crack at the Musket Despite being on the scene for just a handful of years, Max Hazan has made a name for himself as one of the world’s top builders. He's done
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Botswana accuses US of 'encouraging' elephant poaching|
Botswana's President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies. Khama was speaking at an African elephant conservation conference in Botswana. "I want to take this moment to condemn in the strongest possible terms, the decision taken by... the (Donald) Trump administration who on the 1st of March this year... issued a memorandum that with immediate effect, the US government would consider issuing permits for certain elephant trophies from six African countries," said Khama.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Minister raises ire with Islam 'not part of Germany' broadside|
Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline new interior minister declared that Islam is "not part of Germany" in an interview published Friday, setting off a political storm two days into her fourth term. Asked by the top-selling Bild daily whether the influx of Muslim migrants and asylum seekers to Europe's top economy over the past several decades meant that Islam now belonged to the fabric of the nation, Horst Seehofer replied "no". "Islam is not part of Germany.
|Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Xi Jinping reappointed China's president with no term limits|
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Lawyers call US gun charges for Mexican man 'vindictive'|
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican man acquitted of murder in a San Francisco shooting that helped fuel the U.S. immigration debate are pressing for documents to help them argue that his U.S. gun charges are vindictive.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Trump’s Legal Team Says It Can Sue Stormy Daniels For $20 Million|
President Donald Trump has jumped into the lawsuit filed against him by an
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Turkish court rules to release jailed journalist Sahin Alpay: CNN Turk|
A Turkish penal court ordered the release of a journalist jailed over alleged ties to a failed coup, the private broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Friday. Sahin Alpay, a journalist in the now defunct Zaman daily, is to be released under judicial control and confinement to his house, CNN Turk said. Turkey's Constitutional Court had ruled earlier on Friday for a second time that the rights of Alpay had been violated while in custody and had requested his release.
|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Abortions in the U.S. Are Safe and Effective, a New Report Says|
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|Friday, March 16, 2018 - Khloe Kardashian's Good American launches maternity denim|
Good American, an all-inclusive size denim line founded by Khloe Kardashian