|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Judge Orders Trump Administration To Allow Undocumented Teen To Have Abortion|
WASHINGTON ― A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to allow an undocumented immigrant teenager in its custody to get an abortion, which officials have obstructed for weeks while instead sending her to a religious crisis pregnancy center to dissuade her from terminating the pregnancy.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?|
President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions|
A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral|
No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Las Vegas Security Guard Breaks Silence on Ellen DeGeneres’ Show|
“You being shot in the leg saved so many people’s lives,” said Ellen DeGeneres, Wednesday, to the Mandalay hotel security guard who was allegedly the first to confront Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims|
Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Amazing photographs of rare white animals |
This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf Airport|
The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its second approach. Pilots are trained in such "go-around" procedures for aborted landings, but the manoeuvre was unusual and the German aviation authorities are investigating. "In aviation, safety always comes first. We are taking the incident very seriously," an Air Berlin spokesman said. The Air Berlin pilot had requested permission from the tower to make a left turn should a go-around be necessary. "We wanted to make a mark, a dignified and emotional goodbye," the Air Berlin pilot was quoted as saying by German broadcaster ZDF. His identity was not given. Another pilot for a different carrier told Reuters that a go-around should be performed only for operational or safety reasons. "Electing to do one if it is known not to be required adds an unnecessary risk," he said. Several videos of the incident can be viewed online. In one, control tower staff can be heard exclaiming as the plane flies past, with one person saying: "We are all in awe." The Air Berlin spokesman said the videos raised questions that had to be answered as part of the investigation. Air Berlin filed for insolvency on August 15 and Lufthansa has signed a deal to buy large parts of its operations. The airline will fly its final short-haul flights under the Air Berlin brand at the end of this month.
|Friday, October 20, 2017 - A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded|
Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires|
As firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widow|
Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For Her|
Lulu the black Labrador wasn’t cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it|
In several days, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital|
Caitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions|
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Read Barack Obama's Dramatic Breakup Letters|
His messages to Alexandra McNear are high-brow and also a little much.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Toyota continues with the fuel cell hard sell|
The Fine Comfort Ride Concept, which will be making its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is yet another attempt by Toyota to convince the masses that hydrogen is the fuel of the future. The concept, which is being pitched as the premium sedan of the future, uses a combination of clever packaging (the motors are integrated into its wheels) and clever shapes (technically speaking the car is a rhombus rather than rectangular-shaped) in order to offer ample space for six adults without extending the wheelbase beyond 3.5m. Although every major mainstream car company has invested in and is studying the capabilities of fuel cells, Toyota has been selling hydrogen-powered cars for several years and demonstrating how this form of electrification not only most closely mirrors the traditional gasoline-powered car-owner experience (long driving range, fast re-fueling times), but could also be an innovative way of power delivery.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - McCain says he is on the rocks with Mattis and McMaster|
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday painted a dire picture of his relationship with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs|
A disturbing video featuring five white teens gleefully taking turns chanting a racial slur has launched an investigation in a Utah school district.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'|
The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director|
WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again dodged questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a baby|
Billy Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about!
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters|
Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Man Admits to Drowning 6-Year-Old Nephew Who Had Autism: Police|
Little Dayvid Pakko was drowned in a bathtub, then hidden in a dumpster, police said.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Mars Has a Mysterious "Tail," According to New Find From NASA Spacecraft|
So wonderfully weird.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media|
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - SitRep: U.S. Warships on Alert; Taliban Rip Through Afghan Forces|
SitRep: U.S. warships ready near Korea; Deadly new Taliban offensive
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Deadly shooting at business park in Edgewood, Md.|
Three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Md.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Gretchen Carlson wants sexual harassment legislation on Trump's desk|
Author and former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has become a champion and prototype for speaking out against workplace sexual harassment, and now she is determined to take her advocacy to the next level by putting sexual harassment legislation on President Donald Trump’s desk.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives|
A 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'|
President Donald Trump says some white supremacist protesters are “very fine people.”
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its Dishes|
One trendy restaurant is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “sourced locally.”
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Top Syrian Army General Killed In Battle for Deir Ezzor|
Major General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland|
The world's first floating wind farm started operations off the coast of Scotland on Wednesday, opening up the possibility of turbines at sea depths that would avoid spoiling views from the shore. The 30MW Hywind farm, operated by Norwegian oil group Statoil in partnership with Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar, is located 25 kilometres (16 miles) off the Aberdeenshire coast. Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president of Statoil's New Energy Solutions, said in a statement that Hywind "will pave the way for new global market opportunities for floating offshore wind energy".
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting|
The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat|
A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease|
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Meghan Markle reportedly meets Queen Elizabeth for palace tea in her 'private sitting room'|
Prince Harry's girlfriend (and rumored fiance) Meghan Markle was recently privy to an afternoon most could never even dream of.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.|
It was almost too easy to predict what would happen.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7 Tips to Fund College With Scholarships|
As the oldest of five children, Jocelyn Paonita Pearson knew her parents didn't have a lot of money to pay for her college education. "I basically wasted an entire year and had almost nothing to show for it," Pearson says. The one success story she had that year was a local organization's essay-based scholarship, which led Pearson to change her strategy.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away|
proposed on Friday that hospital emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to help keep health care costs down.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics|
Since 2014, the NATO alliance has made numerous posture changes on its eastern flank to deter Russia. Essentially, the alliance’s goal is to change Russian behavior, but how does one measure such policy modifications in Moscow? “Despite its overall military advantages, NATO faces an imbalance in conventional capabilities in regions bordering Russia, such as the Baltics,” reads the report.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: study|
As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a US study Thursday. Most of these gun-toting Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the American Journal of Public Health. "It was important to study handgun carrying because about 90 percent of all firearm homicides and nonfatal firearm crimes for which the type of firearm is known are committed with a handgun," said lead author Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 22 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Isil attacks villages south of Kirkuk as Iraqi and Kurdish forces are distracted fighting each other|
Islamic Stateof Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists attacked villages south of the city of Kirkuk yesterday, exploiting the growing crisis between Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the area. Three villages near the town of Daquq were briefly captured by Isil in a nighttime assault on Wednesday. The region had until recently been controlled by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, but they were driven out earlier this week by Iraqi forces looking to claim zones disputed with the Kurds after they voted last month to secede. Isil had been mostly driven out of the province after an Iraqi army offensive in the major city of Hawija saw more than a thousand of its militants surrender. Isil fighters surrender in Hawija But the current chaotic security situation has given Isil room to manoeuvre. The US and its coalition partners had warned Kurdistan’s President Masoud Barzani against holding the referendum, saying that pursuing independence would undermine the war Iraq was still fighting against Isil. Washington has stressed it would like its allies in Iraq to work together against the militant group, and warned it may consider halting its massive train-and-equip program for Iraqi forces if they continued their offensive against the Kurds. “As long as there will be problems between Baghdad and Erbil, Isil extremists benefit from the conflicts,” said Kamal Chomani, a nonresident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. “Isil can easily reorganise itself when there is a political and security vacuum, this is the strength of any extremist groups here as the ideology remains the same.” He said both Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia militia fighting with the Iraqi army are strong enough to control their areas now, but if conflicts intensified, both get weakened and Isil can easily gain ground. “I believe Baghdad thinks it's more important to move on the Kurds than to deal with remaining pockets of Isil in Iraq,” said Michael Pregent, a former US intelligence officer now with the Hudson Institute think-tank, told the Telegraph. “I don't think it cares if Isil pops up here and there as long as it doesn't threaten non-Kurdish areas.” Members of Iraqi federal forces enter oil fields in Kirkuk, Iraq Credit: Reuters Iraqi and Kurdish forces have slowly retaken territory from Isil over the past three years. In July, they retook Mosul and effectively shattered its self-declared territorial caliphate. Despite the losses, however continues to carry out attacks in Iraq. Last month, an attack claimed by Isil at a checkpoint and restaurant in southern Iraq left more than 80 killed and 93 wounded. With relations continuing to deteriorate, a Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of "provocation" against Iraq's armed forces. About | Kirkuk Kosrat Rasul had referred to the Iraqi army and federal police as "occupation forces", the court said. In the statement, Mr Rasul, who is also vice president of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main Kurdish parties, criticised his own group for not having resisted the entry of Iraqi federal forces into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk on Monday. The judiciary in the Iraqi capital last week also ordered the arrest of three senior Kurdish officials responsible for organising a September 25 independence referendum that went ahead in defiance of Baghdad.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - The Latest: Alabama executes man who killed police officer|
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Toddler Makes Amazing Face On 'Frozen' Ride At Disney World|
Walt Disney World is a gold mine for epic photos ― especially when it comes to those on-ride shots.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - George W. Bush Condemns Trumpism, But Skips His Role In Its Rise|
Former President George W. Bush critiqued President Donald Trump’s worldview in a speech Thursday, but failed to acknowledge his own part in creating conditions that powered Trump’s rise.
|Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Megyn Kelly's latest move is 'not a good sign' for her new 'Today' show hour|
Things have gone from bad to worse for Megyn Kelly.
|Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Ex-Girlfriend of MMA Fighter War Machine Recounts Harrowing Attack: ‘If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die’|
A woman who was brutally beaten, raped and kidnapped by the mixed martial artist known as War Machine is speaking out about the 2014 attack by her ex-boyfriend that led to his being sentenced to life in prison