Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probe
House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,” he said.
03/28/2017 - 10:31 AM
'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.
03/28/2017 - 11:34 AM
Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief
The FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.
03/28/2017 - 11:42 AM
Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response
By Diego Oré and Lesley Wroughton CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela called on Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards. The Washington-based OAS is due to debate Venezuela on Tuesday after its secretary-general, Luis Almagro, said the country should be suspended from the regional bloc if it does not hold elections. Last week, 14 nations urged elections and freedom of jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, turning up the pressure after authorities thwarted a referendum on him last year and postponed local polls.
03/27/2017 - 04:24 PM
South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'
South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones. Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell", and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness. The maritime ministry raised their hopes Tuesday when it said that human remains had been found by workers and were "suspected to be one of the missing victims".
03/29/2017 - 04:46 AM
How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homes
It's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world.
03/29/2017 - 06:37 AM
Daughter of 'Full House' star on growing up in the public eye
ABC News' Cameron Jones talks with singer and actress Natasha Bure about her new book, "Let's Be Real," which offers teenagers an honest approach to living life.
03/28/2017 - 04:27 PM
Bill O’Reilly apologizes after mocking Rep. Maxine Waters’ ‘James Brown wig’
In a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, O’Reilly said, “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. O’Reilly was appearing on “Fox & Friends” when the show aired a clip of Waters denouncing President Trump.
03/28/2017 - 12:47 PM
Search For Missing Teen Allegedly Kidnapped By Teacher Continues
Law enforcement officials believe 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas' teacher Tad Cummins kidnapped her. A warrant has been issued against him for kidnapping and having sexual contact with her.
03/28/2017 - 06:06 AM
Embattled Nunes Paralyzes House Intel Committee
Congressman Jim Himes, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has not kept the committee updated on intelligence he talked with the media and White House about and more.
03/27/2017 - 09:20 PM
Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.
03/28/2017 - 11:37 PM
How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private Data
The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.
03/29/2017 - 08:15 AM
California immigration forum highlights state's red-blue divide
Supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's deportation policy packed a gymnasium in California's heartland on Tuesday, trading jeers and ridicule during a raucous town hall meeting attended by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a pro-Trump Republican who enjoys strong backing in the region's conservative suburbs, invited acting ICE Director Thomas Homan to address the public forum in the state capital.
03/28/2017 - 10:49 PM
Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul — photojournalist Zohra Bensemra
Algerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Her pictures show people holding up a white flag to signal that they are noncombatants and others crying on buses bound for safer areas. She told Yahoo News she hopes her works shows that “the human being is the same” regardless of “nationality or religion.”
03/28/2017 - 04:28 PM
British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cut
A British court on Tuesday cut a soldier's sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Veterans hugged, cheered and waved flags bearing former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman's image outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling, which means he could be released within weeks. Blackman was sentenced in 2013 for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan's Helmand Province on September 15, 2011, after the man was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.
03/28/2017 - 06:22 AM
Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported
A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.
03/28/2017 - 09:05 PM
The Latest: Nightclub to close for good after shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):
03/27/2017 - 11:40 PM
China Southern, American Airlines announce tie-up
China Southern Airlines said Tuesday it would sell almost a one-tenth stake to American Airlines in a $200 million tie-up that could see two of the world's biggest carriers cooperate in a range of areas. American Airlines is the world's largest carrier by scheduled passengers carried, while China Southern is fourth globally and the biggest in Asia, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The deal could give American a foot in the door of China's rapidly expanding air transport market, while China Southern said the move would support its own ambitions of expanding its global presence.
03/28/2017 - 03:15 AM
Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral
The TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
03/28/2017 - 11:34 AM
DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations
Perez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.
03/28/2017 - 05:58 PM
Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care?
The Republican Party couldn’t repeal and replace Obamacare like it promised. Still smarting from that setback, the GOP is turning to another daunting issue: tax reform.
03/27/2017 - 02:20 PM
Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?
There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.
Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.
One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.
Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.
03/27/2017 - 09:01 PM
Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate
South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics -- immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
03/28/2017 - 02:50 AM
U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers
(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.
03/28/2017 - 06:11 PM
Hong Kong-style waffles make their way to American weddings
ABC News' Charli James discovers a new sweet treat taking weddings and social media by storm.
03/29/2017 - 06:26 AM
3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.
03/28/2017 - 05:06 PM
Trump’s Russian Headaches Continue With Congressional Allies Under Fire
Allegations that the White House may have squelched testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates ratchet up pressure on Rep. Devin Nunes.
03/28/2017 - 02:27 PM
Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop
TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.
03/27/2017 - 07:47 PM
Supreme Court nominee to face confirmation vote April 7: U.S. Senate leader
By Lawrence Hurley and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would have a final vote on April 7 on President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats opposed his confirmation The Gorsuch nomination, McConnell told reporters, will hit the Senate floor next week after the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approves him. McConnell added that Gorsuch will be “confirmed on Friday" of next week.
03/28/2017 - 03:59 PM
Rising Sea Levels Threaten South California Beaches
A study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said 31 to 67 percent of the beaches in Southern California could be completely eroded by 2100 if the sea rose 1 to 2 meters.
03/28/2017 - 02:38 AM
Mice infested human settlements 15,000 years ago
Mice began infesting human settlements some 15,000 years ago in the Middle East, said a study Monday that suggested the little rodents have been scurrying underfoot far longer than previously thought. As soon as hunter-gatherers began settling down rather than roving from place to place, house mice began to edge out their wild counterparts, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. "The research provides the first evidence that, as early as 15,000 years ago, humans were living in one place long enough to impact local animal communities -- resulting in the dominant presence of house mice," said co-author Fiona Marshall, a professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.
03/27/2017 - 03:49 PM
What happened today in France's presidential race
Hollande, visiting Singapore, said his final mission before he steps down in May would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot prevail, including in my own country". The National Front's Marine Le Pen is seen as one of the leading candidates to replace him in the election, which follows Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of the populist Donald Trump in the United States.
03/27/2017 - 02:58 PM
Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'
The incident happened Sunday in Dallas.
03/28/2017 - 12:22 PM
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03/28/2017 - 06:18 PM
Photos of the day - March 28, 2017
An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.
03/28/2017 - 05:42 PM
City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies
NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks.
03/28/2017 - 12:35 AM
The Latest: Bridge case defendants seek to avoid prison time
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on pre-sentencing court filings for two convicted ex-aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie (all times local):
03/27/2017 - 07:54 PM
Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migration
By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.
03/28/2017 - 01:06 PM
Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with Urus
It’s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn’t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand’s super cars.
03/28/2017 - 04:00 PM
Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers
By Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.
03/27/2017 - 03:26 PM
US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks
More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Haley, who represents the world's largest nuclear power, said on the sidelines of the meeting.
03/27/2017 - 04:30 PM
Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma
Police said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.
03/27/2017 - 03:04 PM
Activist targets GM share structure, board
Investor David Einhorn unveiled a proposal Tuesday to try to boost General Motors share price by creating two classes of stock, signaling a possible battle at the carmaker's annual meeting. GM rejected the initiative, calling it risky, and said it also would fight a plan by Einhorn to nominate four candidates to the GM board. Shares of GM jumped on the Einhorn move, finishing up 2.5 percent at $35.56.
03/28/2017 - 06:39 PM
Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One Mile
This heavily-modified 2005 Ford GT just shattered the standing mile world record, hitting 293.6 mph from a dead stop.
03/28/2017 - 12:34 PM
Watch Amazing Makeup Transformation of Model With Vitiligo
Brooklyn-based beauty influencer Tameeca Dieujuste, better known as Khloe Dosh shared a stunning makeup transformation on Instagram that she did on a model named Carlene John, who has vitiligo.
03/28/2017 - 03:09 PM
US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties.
03/28/2017 - 07:16 PM
More Democrats oppose Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a "fair, up-or-down vote" in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post. Four more Democratic senators added their support to a growing effort to block a confirmation vote through the use of a filibuster. Republicans control the Senate 52-48.
03/27/2017 - 09:03 PM
There’s a compelling new reason to buy your iPhone from T-Mobile
Choosing where to buy a new iPhone isn't as simple as it might seem. Third-party stores or carriers might give you a better monetary deal than buying an iPhone from the Apple Store, but you're also going to have to deal with yearly contracts, bill credits, or the hassle of unlocking the device if you switch networks.
But all the details aside, T-Mobile is hoping that its latest offering can make the decision much simpler. As of right now, if you buy an iPhone on T-Mobile and opt for extra device insurance, you'll also get AppleCare included in the price.
The AppleCare isn't free with all new iPhones from T-Mobile, but rather it's an additional service you get with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection. That's just an insurance program that T-Mobile offers on devices. It runs $12 per month, and offers theft and loss protection on your phone. It's a good option if you're prone to losing your device altogether, but the deductibles are high, and it doesn't offer much help with common problems like a cracked screen or water damage (thanks to those high deductibles).
So T-Mobile's new offering bundles the normal insurance, offered by Assurant, with the Apple-provided AppleCare that you know and love. Assurant keeps covering theft and loss, while AppleCare gets you different benefits like live support, cheap screens, and battery repairs. The AppleCare deal only applies to newly-purchased iPhones, not existing contracts.
For anyone who was thinking about buying a phone protected by T-Mobile's insurance, this is obviously good news. You're getting more coverage for the same amount of money, and knowing it's Apple-provided coverage means you're not going to have to spend weeks arguing with a weird third-party insurance company.
03/27/2017 - 06:22 PM
Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.
03/28/2017 - 05:34 PM
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