|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Trump praises far-right French candidate Le Pen as vote looms|
President Trump predicted on Friday that a deadly shooting on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would have “a big effect” on French elections.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Clinton knocks Trump on LGBT rights|
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the annual LGBT Center dinner on April 20, 2017, in New York City. The Center gave Clinton its Trailblazer Award. Clinton was receiving an award at a fundraiser for The Center, an LGBT community center in New York City, where she made the critical remarks.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Russian Planes Buzz Alaska Four Nights in a Row|
U.S. and Canadian jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers and surveillance planes that keep inching closer to Alaska.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - U.S. identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats|
Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has dual citizenship and lives in Israel, made at least 245 threatening telephone calls between Jan. 4 and March 7, many targeting Jewish community centers in the United States, according to the Florida complaint. Kadar also appears linked to more than 240 hoax threats called into schools in the United States and Canada between August and December 2015, forcing thousands of students to be evacuated, according to the Georgia complaint.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - American Airlines Employee Suspended After Reportedly Hitting Woman With Stroller|
The man also reportedly almost hit the woman's child.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’|
Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Spate of attacks masks a weakening Islamic State: experts|
The steady drip of jihadist attacks in Europe, including the slaying of a policeman on Paris's world-famous Champs Elysees Thursday, might give the impression the Islamic State group is thriving -- but experts say that's wrong. Under the pressure of the international coalition in Iraq and Syria as well as improved efforts by intelligence services, IS has seen its ability to mount complex, group attacks weaken. While a large-scale strike remains a possibility, "the deadly tenacity of Daesh (IS) against France poorly masks a continuing degradation of its ability to strike our nation," Jean-Pierre Filiu, a researcher at Paris's Sciences Po university, wrote on his blog Friday.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Best animal friendships|
They really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Trump stuns Twitter with patriotic, yet curious, video celebrating American freed from Egypt|
President Donald Trump shared a video on his Twitter page that had production values that didn’t quite line up to the highest office in the land.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - ABC News visits cabin where alleged abductor Tad Cummins was arrested|
Authorities arrested Tad Cummins after finding him with his 15-year-old former student, Elizabeth Thomas, at a cabin in Cecilville, CA.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappears|
Joe McCarthy of Global Citizen talks about his recent journey to the remote village of Kivalina where climate change is threatening the community's very existence.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing|
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as he was ushered into a cramped courtroom for his first appearance before a judge.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - George HW Bush Hospitalized Due To Pneumonia|
Former President George H.W. Bush, who is hospitalized in Houston, is said to have an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2013.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'|
By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social media did not take kindly to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country's 50th state of Hawaii as just "an island in the Pacific." Using the hashtag #IslandinthePacific, many on Twitter reminded Sessions that Hawaii is in fact part of the country, the birthplace of former President Barack Obama and home to Pearl Harbor. Sessions told "The Mark Levin Show" earlier this week that he was "amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power." Sessions was referring to Judge Derrick Watson, a federal district court judge in Honolulu, who struck down the second version of Trump's immigration order banning immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries temporarily.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - London library makes World War II war crimes searches easier|
LONDON (AP) — Holocaust denial just got a little harder.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - IS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia|
The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Friday on an office of Russia's main domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, in the country's far east, a US-based monitoring group said. According to the text translated into English by the SITE monitoring group, the source said an IS "fighter" attacked an FSB office in Khabarovsk, killing three people and wounding others. Russian officials say two people were killed in the incident -- an FSB employee and a civilian.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - AMBER ALERT: Wilmington police searching for 2 missing children|
The Wilmington Police Department is actively searching for two missing children.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Trump bemoans ‘ridiculous standard’ of judging presidents by first 100 days|
President Trump is complaining about the “ridiculous standard” of judging an administration on its first 100 days.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - MH370 'mostly likely' lies north of search zone: experts|
Missing flight MH370 "most likely" lies north of a former search zone in the remote Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said Friday, in a new report that offers hope the plane may one day be found. A vast underwater hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet off Australia's west coast was halted in January when no trace was found of the plane, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing three years ago carrying 239 people. The Australian-led undersea search -- the most expensive ever of its kind -- operated on the assumption that MH370 went down somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean, based on satellite data.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Elon Musk thinks Tesla is just beginning to get big|
Tesla shares have been on a rampage lately. Over the past six weeks, Tesla's stock price has skyrocketed 25%, with shares currently trading in the $304 range. With a market cap of nearly $50 billion, Tesla is currently more valuable than Ford -- which has a market cap of $46 billion -- and is close to surpassing GM which currently boasts a market cap of $51 billion. Predictably, Tesla's valuation has elicited ridicule from critics who can't help but point out that Tesla in 2016 delivered 76,230 vehicles. In stark contrast, Ford during the first half of 2016 alone delivered 1.35 million cars to customers.
That data, though, is irrelevant as far as Wall Street is concerned. As tends to be the case, investors aren't so much concerned with current performance as they are with future performance. And in that respect, as EV adoption continues to grow steadily, Tesla's future looks incredibly bright.
Speaking to the New York Times recently, Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book opined that Tesla is selling a story that other competitors simply can't match.
"Investors want something that is going to go up in orders of magnitude in six months to six years," Brauer said, "and Tesla is that story.Nobody thinks Ford or G.M. is going to do that."
Interestingly enough, Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- who in the past has conceded that Tesla's valuation can sometimes hover at absurd and arguably unjustified levels -- recently expressed a different point of view.
In a letter Musk penned to engineers who came over to Tesla via the company's acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, Musk said that shares of Tesla might see a 10-fold increase over the next 5 to 10 years. The letter was obtained by Electrek and reads as follows:
Unlike other automotive manufacturers, each Tesla employee receives Tesla shares in addition to salary. These shares can be easily sold for money, but they also open up the possibility of earning much more through stock appreciation. The tenfold increase in our share price over the past five years has made shareholding exceptionally profitable for our Tesla employees. I firmly believe that we have the potential for a further ten-fold increase over the next five to ten years. That would make a total value of € 100,000 from the € 10,000 in stock.
The impetus for the letter stems from financial concerns that Grohmann engineers began having once word emerged that Tesla had no plans to renew contracts Grohmann had with other auto manufacturers.
Looking to reassure engineers further, Musk added that Tesla's product roadmap extends out far beyond the Model 3 and includes upcoming vehicles like the Model Y, a brand new Roadster, a pickup truck and a semi-truck.
While it's easy to scoff at Musk's "ten-fold" prediction with respect to shares of Tesla, it's important to remember that the stock market is rarely governed by logic. Remember, Amazon's market cap in recent years soared to insane levels even though the company wasn't making much money at all. In a nutshell, Wall St. investors aren't so much of the "what have you done for me lately" ilk as they are of the "what will you do for me in the future" crowd.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'|
The boys could be tried as adults, according to reports.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Pyongyang drivers scramble as gas stations limit services|
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - U.S. Will Keep Fighting Lord’s Resistance Army After All|
The Trump team is discovering that U.S. security commitments are really, really sticky.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Police officers shot on Champs-Élysées in Paris|
After a fatal shooting on the Champs Élysées in Paris Thursday, the avenue was swarmed by police. We have photos.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances|
Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. "The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff," said the decree, broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV. In September Saudi Arabia cut ministers' salaries by 20 percent and scaled back financial perks for public sector employees in one of the energy-rich kingdom's most drastic measures to save money at a time of low oil prices.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark|
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised her behavior as a prisoner when he commuted her sentence last year.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - U.N. chief, Trump meet at White House amid U.S. funding cut threat|
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday for the first time since both took office earlier this year and amid a U.S. push to cut funding to the world body and its agencies. Guterres met with Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and then "had an opportunity to meet with President Trump," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4 Tips For Retirement Savings|
Retirees used to high incomes may need even more than the average cost of retirement to maintain their standards of living.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Man who made his living killing African wildlife gets eaten by African wildlife|
Scott Van Zyl made his living taking wealthy clients on "safaris" for the sole purpose of bringing home trophies like leopards, zebras, wildebeests and even lions. Now, investigators in Zimbabwe believe that Van Zyl ended up on the wrong end of the predator-prey relationship, and DNA tests have confirmed that he was attacked, killed, and eaten by crocodiles while on a hunting trip.
Van Zyl, who ran SS Pro Safaris, offered specials for hunters to spend a week or more on his hunting lands which border nature preserves, with the promise of killing up to seven different species for $9,000. He also offered other hunting expeditions with targets like elephants and giraffes, though specifics for those, including prices, aren't listed on the company's site. Photos of clients holding the bodies of several rare species are posted on Van Zyl's site, along with the motto "Stop whining, go hunting."
The circumstances surrounding his death are spotty, but reports suggest that Van Zyl and a second hunter and a pack of dogs. The two men split up, choosing to travel on foot alone, but when the dogs returned to the base camp without Van Zyl, his companion knew something was wrong.
His footprints were tracked to a riverbank where searchers found his backpack as well as several large Nile crocodiles. Authorities killed the crocs after getting clearance to do so and subsequently discovered human remains inside the stomach of one of them. Tests of the remains matched Van Zyl. The incident is just one of a handful of fatal crocodile attacks tallied so far in 2017 alone.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis|
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalization of its plant there. The big auto-maker shut down its operations in Venezuela and laid off its 2,700 workers after the government on Wednesday seized the plant, which had been idle because of the chaotic market environment. GM isn't the only US business to be walloped by Venezuela's crisis.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Mexico sees 2,020 killings in March, worst month since 2011|
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has surpassed 2,000 homicides in a month for the first time since the summer of 2011 and had more killings in the first quarter of 2017 than in the start of any year in at least two decades, according to data released Friday.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - How to live happily ever after|
Jo Piazza, author of "How to be Married," describes the secrets behind a long lasting marriage.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Man Breaks Into Home, Has Some Milk and Cookies and Takes a Nap: Cops|
Cops say Matthew Keith Dunham broke into a Fruita, Colo., house whose owner was alerted to the intruder by children in the home.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Keep evidence from ex-NFLer Hernandez's prison suicide: judge|
A Massachusetts state judge on Friday ordered prison officials to preserve any evidence collected from the cell of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, according to court documents, two days after he was found dead of an apparent suicide. Lawyers for Hernandez's family had sought the ruling to ensure they can conduct their own investigation into his death at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. A lawyer for the state correction department told Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire in New Bedford, Massachusetts, that the maximum-security prison was already keeping any evidence, making a formal order unnecessary, the Boston Globe reported on Friday.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Delicate bargain frees 26 hostages, including Qatar royals|
BAGHDAD (AP) — After nearly a year and a half in captivity, Qatar on Friday secured the release of 26 hostages, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Ukraine not worried relations with U.S. fraying in Trump era|
By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has strongly signaled it will continue to support Ukraine, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Friday, adding that the war-torn country had a "good, pragmatic" relationship with Washington. Ukraine has previously expressed some nervousness about the possibility the Trump administration might try to cut a deal with Russia over Crimea and the eastern part of Ukraine that has been seized by Russian-backed separatists. President Donald Trump promised a thaw in relations during his 2016 election campaign, but relations between Washington and Moscow currently remain tense due to the countries' military involvement in the Syrian crisis.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6 Tips for Laying Top-Notch Tile|
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Trump takes executive actions on tax at Treasury Department|
President signs two presidential memoranda and one executive order
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Arkansas carries out first of planned executions|
The US state of Arkansas has carried out its first execution in more than a decade despite criticism that its plan to put to death several prisoners this month is rushed. Ledell Lee, 51, was executed Thursday after the US Supreme Court rejected eleventh-hour requests to stay the move. Another day of intense legal wrangling kept Lee, who was sentenced to death more than two decades ago, alive until just before his death warrant expired at midnight.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Lyrids 2017: When And How To See The Lyrids Meteor Shower|
The Lyrids meteor shower will be best visible this weekend.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon|
PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Woman uses Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino to spread some magical news to her husband|
Move over ultrasound pictures — Unicorn Frappuccinos are the new way to tell people you're pregnant. Given the insane popularity of Starbuck's newest ready-for-Instagram creation, it was bound to happen sooner or later. It seems the first person to try it is an anonymous woman in Arizona who drove through her local 'Bucks and asked the baristas to write a special message on the drink. They, of course, obliged. One of them, Julie Renee, then tweeted out a photo of the brightly colored concoction. A customer ordered this to tell her husband that she's pregnant❤️ #unicornfrappuccino pic.twitter.com/jzN79O7ZdO — ♡Young and in Love♡ (@crabbybutcute) April 19, 2017 Renee told
People that the customer had just found out she was expecting and was taking the Frappucino to her husband at work to break the news. It's a cute idea that has all the makings of a perfect viral storm. So it's not surprising that it's gotten a lot of attention — though, naturally, not everyone thought it was a delicious idea. @crabbybutcute I hope he dont taste it pic.twitter.com/X4Q3PmJ1JK — Gloria (@gtobar20) April 20, 2017 Love them or hate them, the drinks are only available for a limited time. So if you're dying to break some news using one, you'd better get on it. Just maybe don't try to use one for a gender reveal party — the color-changing results will confuse the hell out of your guests. WATCH: Starbucks barista goes on spectacularly angry rant about Unicorn Frappuccinos
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3 Pakistani women confess to killing man over blasphemy|
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three female friends in a rare incident confessed on Friday to killing a man for insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad days after he returned from living in hiding abroad for 13 years, police said.
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions?|
For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. Now, though, part of that deal is jeopardy, as the funds that provide those benefits have dwindled.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed|
By Tom Finn and Ulf Laessing DOHA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said. Qatar-based Al Jazeera television showed Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani greeting the men with hugs as they arrived in Doha on Friday on a private jet from Baghdad.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - You should probably get this juicer on Amazon for less than $40 instead of a $400 Juicero|
Look, there's a whole lot of drama surrounding Juicero's pricey Wi-Fi connected juicer right now, but a lot of it is hot air. Everyone knew from the start that this was a premium product with a high-end price aimed at high-end clientele. Now, people are complaining about the fact that you don't need the juicer to squeeze the bags. It's true. You don't. You also don't need a $2,000 coffee maker to brew a cup. To each his own, as they say.
If you want a high-quality juicer and you don't care about all the bells and whistles of a Juicero, we've got just the thing. Amazon is selling the BLACK+DECKER JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor for just $34.94 right now, and it's the best-selling juicer on the site. Definitely pick one up while you can.
Here are some highlights from the product page:
- A high quality strainer and stainless steel blades, pulp is separated out while nothing but natural, nutritious juice is effortlessly strained into the 300-ml pitcher below
- 400 watts of power plus a stainless steel cutter and strainer juices all your favorite fruits and vegetables with ease
- Large, integrated pulp container reduces space taken on counter
- Custom juice cup makes measuring, pouring and serving easy, Dishwasher-safe parts make cleanup a breeze
- Measures 13 by 9 by 9-inch; 2-year limited warranty
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Man Beats Tiny Yorkie to Death for Vomiting in His Car: Cops|
Sigman Hernandez, 40, allegedly confessed to the violent crime after turning himself in to Miami Beach police.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons|
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them. Mattis made his comments during a one-day visit for talks with Israeli leaders, who strongly backed a recent US strike against a Syrian airbase in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town. "The bottom line is there can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all," Mattis said during a press conference with Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman.
|Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score|
Yes, it takes some dedication, but there's no secret club or shortcuts to achieving credit score perfection.