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  • 63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe news

    A new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to “impede or obstruct” the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:36:43 -0500
  • Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their home news

    Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:05:34 -0500
  • Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missing news

    A North Korean official widely deemed as the nation’s second most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:55:35 -0500
  • This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs news

    Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:12:22 -0500
  • Cousins charged with abuse of corpse, homicide in Pennsylvania murders news

    Two cousins charged in the brutal murder of four men in Pennsylvania in July pleaded not guilty at their arraignment hearing Thursday.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:07:57 -0500
  • Capitol Hill Nervously Waits For The Next Big Sexual Harassment Scandal news

    WASHINGTON ― The atmosphere is tense on Capitol Hill, as members of Congress and their staff anxiously await more sexual harassment revelations in their ranks.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:50:20 -0500
  • A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500
  • Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so... news

    Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:28:02 -0500
  • U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

    By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home. Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Ukraine's former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:49:41 -0500
  • GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions news

    Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but that he doesn’t support them blindly: “I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I’m just doing my job.”

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:24:51 -0500
  • Flights between Russia and Egypt to resume in February: Moscow news

    Flights between Russia and Egypt will resume in February, the Russian transport ministry announced Friday, after they were suspended in 2015 following an airliner bombing claimed by the Islamic State group. Russian transport minister Maksim Sokolov and Egyptian civil aviation minister Sherif Fathy signed an agreement on aviation security that "is the first step for the resumption of flights between our countries," the Moscow ministry said. Sokolov said flights between Moscow and Cairo would restart in February 2018 pending internal procedures, in comments echoed by the Egyptian minister.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:22:57 -0500
  • 2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity Pageant news

    One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:50:14 -0500
  • What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook news

    On the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:43:28 -0500
  • Heather Heyer was buried in secret grave to protect it from neo-Nazis after Charlottesville, reveals mother news

    Susan Bro, the mother of the 32-year-old who was killed after a car was driven into a group of protesters this summer, said her daughter's remains were buried at an unmarked, undisclosed, “completely protected” location. “It’s a symptom of hate in society that you should have to protect your child’s grave, for Pete’s sake,” Ms Bro told the Daily Beast. Ms Bro spoke out as charges against the man charged with killing her daughter were upgraded.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:00 -0500
  • So, The FCC Repealed Net Neutrality. What Does That Mean For You? news

    If you woke up with a chill in your bones and a faint sense of dread, it could be this: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission decided to give internet service providers, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, the power to meddle with your internet traffic.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:52:03 -0500
  • Deadly 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia news

    The quake killed an unknown number of people

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:41:48 -0500
  • Franks makes abrupt exit as scandal breaks news

    Rachel Maddow reports on the strange accusations that suddenly drove Trent Franks from office, with some women saying Franks asked them to carry his baby, in one case offering millions of dollars to do so.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:27:46 -0500
  • 2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax Bill news

    WASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:14:56 -0500
  • The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life news

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local):

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:19:24 -0500
  • Many of Trump's comments 'racially charged', says ex-White House staffer Omarosa news

    Manigault-Newman’s exit has revived focus on the lack of diversity in Trump’s White House. Many of Donald Trump’s comments have been “racially charged”, the most high-profile black woman to have worked in his White House has said. Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Newman, whose departure was announced this week, went on to say that despite those exchanges, she did not consider the president a racist.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:51:12 -0500
  • Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters? news

    An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?" said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:39:41 -0500
  • Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being Identified news

    Matt Lauer’s original accuser is “terrified” that her identity will become public.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:01:28 -0500
  • Plan released for dividing money to Vegas shooting victims news

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A plan that will be used to divide donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting was finalized Friday with a significant change that allows injured people who were not hospitalized to seek some of the money.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:36:47 -0500
  • Are the U.S. Marines Dying? news

    The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:41:00 -0500
  • The Vatican Bans Sales of Saints' Body Parts in Updated Relic Rules news

    The new rules govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be handled

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:37:35 -0500
  • Santa’s workshop comes to life in Brooklyn, New York news

    Fifty years ago, Lou Nasti gained fame when he built a robot that landed him on the front page of the New York Times. Now his skill can be seen in his detailed animatronic Christmas workshop in Brooklyn, New York and on display all around the world.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:12:09 -0500
  • Police Investigating Possible Link Between Skeletal Remains Found in a Shed & 3 Missing Brothers news

    Michigan police are investigating whether the partial remains of three children found in the shed of a rental home in Missoula, Montana, could belong to brothers missing for almost decade

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:30:54 -0500
  • Gerrymandering Reform Hits An Unfamiliar Obstacle In Maryland: Democrats news

    A party with firm control of the state legislature strengthens its grip on power by drawing electoral boundaries that makes it extremely difficult for members of the opposition party to win.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:11:43 -0500
  • Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

    Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday. Grand jury members wrote the report after hearing testimony on hazing and alcohol use within the sprawling university's fraternity system. Prosecutors issued it at Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 10 months the death of Timothy Piazza, 19.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:21:43 -0500
  • Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98 news

    Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Friday aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said. Piechowski, who became prisoner number 918 when he was deported to the infamous death camp in 1940, escaped two years later with three fellow prisoners in one of the most daring escape efforts of World War II. Piechowski and the three others managed to escape after stealing uniforms and guns of officers belonging to the Nazis' feared SS branch and hijacking the Steyr 220 convertible belonging to camp commander Rudolf Hoess.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:29:23 -0500
  • Kelly Cutrone Says Russell Simmons Tried To Rape Her In 1991 news

    Kelly Cutrone is the most recent woman to accuse hip-hop producer Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:12:24 -0500
  • Correction: Israel-Palestinians story news

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Jerusalem's Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray, while the neighboring hilltop compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism.

    Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:47:58 -0500
  • Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls news

    Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:03:25 -0500
  • Soccer Coach Accused of Running Away With Teen Girl Returns to Florida news

    A Florida soccer coach arrested in New York after accusations that he ran away with a teenage girl has been returned to his home state

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:02 -0500
  • The Latest: Winds temporarily calm at huge California fire news

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a huge wildfire burning in Southern California (all times local):

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:41:14 -0500
  • Austria's far-right to enter government after coalition deal news

    Austrian conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austria to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government. The agreement, two months after a parliamentary election dominated by Europe's migration crisis, ends more than a decade in opposition for the Freedom Party (FPO), which last entered government in 2000 with the People's Party (OVP) that Kurz now leads. Kurz's party won the Oct. 15 election with a hard line on immigration that often overlapped with the Freedom Party's. The FPO came third with 26 percent of the vote. "We can inform you that there is a turquoise-blue agreement," Kurz said in a joint statement to reporters with FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache, referring to their two parties by their colours. Strache and Kurz said the details of their deal would be made public on Saturday, after a meeting with President Alexander Van der Bellen and discussions with their parties' leadership structures. "We want to reduce the burden on taxpayers ... and above all we want to ensure greater security in our country, including through the fight against illegal immigration," Kurz said, touching on core issues for both parties. Profile | Sebastian Kurz In 2015, when more than a million refugees and other migrants arrived in Europe, Austria took in more than 1 percent of its population in asylum seekers, one of the highest rates in the EU. Many voters felt their country was overrun, and both parties have pledged to prevent a repeat of that influx. Strache and Kurz have pledged to restrict new arrivals' access to many social services for their first five years in the country, and to provide recognised refugees with only a "light" version of regular benefits for five years. While other far right parties in Europe have gained ground this year, entering parliament in Germany and making France's presidential run-off, the Freedom Party is going further by entering government and securing key ministries. A person familiar with the talks said before Friday's announcement that the far-right party was poised to secure the Interior, Foreign and Defence Ministries. Unlike France's National Front, the FPO has backed away from calling for a referendum on leaving the European Union, but Kurz has still secured a guarantee that there will be no Brexit-style referendum in Austria, a person familiar with the talks said. Profile | Sebastian Kurz Kurz has sought to head off potential criticism by offering assurances that his government will be pro-European. He also plans to shift responsibility for some EU issues from the Foreign Ministry to his office, the person familiar with the talks said, giving him greater control over EU policy. When the FPO last entered government under the late Joerg Haider, who praised Hitler's employment policies, other EU countries imposed sanctions on Vienna in protest. There is unlikely to be a similar outcry this time, given the rise of anti-establishment parties across the continent. Kurz, who is just 31, campaigned on the promise of bringing change to Austrian politics despite heading a party that has constantly been in power in various coalitions for the past 30 years. Many of the policies he and Strache have announced, such as cutting taxes and spending, have been proposed with few details so far. "We ask for your understanding that we can only provide more detailed information tomorrow," Kurz said

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:49:13 -0500
  • Why did Broward destroy 2016 ballots? Sanders ally seeks US probe

    A South Florida law professor, running to unseat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is calling for a federal investigation into the destruction of all ballots cast in the August 2016 Democratic primary in Broward County. The challenger, Tim Canova, has made repeated public records requests and filed a lawsuit seeking access to paper ballots cast in his unsuccessful race last year against the former Democratic National Committee chair in Florida’s 23rd congressional district. Over the past year, the Broward supervisor of elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, has taken no action on Mr. Canova’s requests to examine the ballots, and she has urged a judge to throw Canova’s lawsuit out.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:02:37 -0500
  • Barack Obama Dressed Up As Too-Cool-For-School Santa For His Latest Appearance news

    The former president dropped by a Boys & Girls Club branch in D.C. in a statement outfit — with a festive touch.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:56:14 -0500
  • Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

    Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful. The Argentine pontiff thanked the crowds gathered in Saint Peter's Square for the Angelus prayer as they sang happy birthday, and was expected to slice into his birthday cake after lunch. The artist -- whose real name is Mauro Pallotta -- famously depicted Francis as Superman in 2014 and has since begun supporting Vatican charitable projects by selling T-shirts bearing the flying pope.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:35:11 -0500
  • How To Beat The Winter Blues, According To Top Experts news

    If you’re starting to feel glum, listless and irritable this time of year, you’re not alone.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:13:50 -0500
  • Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Share Adorable 'Kid Approved' Holiday Family Photo news

    Happy holidays from the Consuelos clan!

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:30:50 -0500
  • What Does A Healthy Relationship Look Like? Experts Weigh In news

    A healthy relationship doesn’t just happen by accident.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:49 -0500
  • Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:27:28 -0500
  • Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:16:23 -0500
  • Woman arrested in Florida after police found three dead dogs in her freezer news

    A woman has been arrested in Florida after authorities found three dead dogs in her freezer. While checking the home of the woman and her small child, sheriff’s deputies also saw heaps of trash inside and were overwhelmed by the odour of urine and feces. The deputies' lower pant legs were covered in fleas when they entered the home.

    Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:11:00 -0500
  • Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role news

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Congress approved a law Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:37:50 -0500
  • Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations news

    Andrea Ramsey is accused of sexually harassing a male subordinate in 2005

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:13:29 -0500
  • The Myth That Urbanization Means Prosperity news

    When it comes to cities and urbanization, it is generally thought that bigger is better. But a pair of recent studies suggests that although industrialized nations may have benefited from larger cities, the same is not true for the rapidly urbanizing areas of the developing world. In these parts of the globe, there really might be such a thing as too much urbanization, too quickly.

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500
  • Being A Facebook Wallflower Isn't Good For You, The Social Site Says news

    Passively reading Facebook posts — without posting messages or responding to comments — makes users feel bad about themselves, some studies have discovered.

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:20:03 -0500
  • 10 Cordless Drills for the Do-It-Yourselfer news

    Cruising the tool aisle at a home center, not to mention countless avenues online, you’ll find an overwhelming array of cordless drills. CR is here to help narrow your choices—down to the 30-plus...

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:30:25 -0500
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