Read Andrew McCabe's Response To Being Fired Two Days Before His Retirement
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Friday evening that he had fired
03/16/2018 - 10:33 PM
Trump weighs in on Nevada Senate race, clearing the way for Heller. But will it be enough?
The president nudged Danny Tarkanian to drop his GOP primary challenge against Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and instead run for a vacated U.S. House seat.
03/16/2018 - 04:26 PM
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.
03/17/2018 - 11:47 AM
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
03/16/2018 - 05:58 PM
Schumer responds to John Dowd's call to end Mueller probe
Senator Chuck Schumer releases a statement after Trump's personal attorney calls for an end to the Russia investigation.
03/17/2018 - 12:58 AM
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.
03/16/2018 - 12:05 PM
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.
03/16/2018 - 04:43 PM
Final Victims Recovered From Florida Bridge Wreckage
Following an around-the-clock rescue effort at the site of a collapsed
03/18/2018 - 05:09 AM
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dies at 88 After Suffering a Concussion
She was serving her 16th term in the House of Representatives
03/16/2018 - 11:54 AM
PM May rallies party with warning to Russia
British Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia at a major speech to her Conservative Party on Saturday, cutting a stronger figure as internal Brexit divisions took a back seat. Amid escalating tensions with Moscow over the poisoning of a former double agent on British soil, May warned that she would "never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian government," to strong applause from party members. May's last major party conference appearance ended in disaster as a cough, a prankster and a collapsing backdrop undermined her speech -- intended to restore her authority following last year's disastrous snap general election in which the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority.
03/17/2018 - 10:11 AM
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
03/18/2018 - 12:34 AM
“Trump is not acting like an innocent man right now” after McCabe is fired
Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe fired after Trump demands it
03/17/2018 - 12:45 PM
Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11
A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,
03/16/2018 - 07:49 PM
Winning ticket sold as U.S. Powerball jackpot climbs to $455 million
This is one of the biggest pots in the multi-state U.S. lottery's history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner. The winning numbers were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 and Powerball 7. The grand prize winner has the choice of taking the $455 million jackpot doled out over 29 years, or taking a one-time, lump-sum payment of $269.4 million.
03/18/2018 - 01:15 AM
Astronaut’s DNA different than his twin’s after year in space
NASA researchers found that astronaut Scott Kelly experienced molecular changes during his groundbreaking space flight, and while most of his genes returned to normal 7% have not yet changed back.
03/17/2018 - 12:08 PM
Missing 16-Year-Old Amy Yu Found, 45-Year-Old Man Arrested
She'd been missing since March 5.
03/18/2018 - 09:53 AM
Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope's letter
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it.
03/17/2018 - 06:24 PM
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
03/16/2018 - 08:07 PM
Turkey's offensive in Syria: a timeline
Turkey's army launched a major operation in northern Syria on January 20 in a bid to oust a US-allied Kurdish militia that Ankara sees as a terror group. The offensive followed an announcement by a US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group that it would create a thousands-strong border force in northern Syria. Around half of that force would be retrained fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which is mainly made up of fighters from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.
03/17/2018 - 08:07 PM
Trump Attacks McCabe, Comey And Mueller Probe In Sunday Tweet Barrage
President Donald Trump once again attempted to dismantle the credibility of
03/18/2018 - 10:52 AM
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”.
03/17/2018 - 12:34 AM
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
03/16/2018 - 11:33 AM
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.
03/16/2018 - 08:45 PM
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
03/16/2018 - 12:03 PM
Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heard
Homicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.
03/17/2018 - 06:55 AM
10 Habits Of People In The Most Toxic Relationships
Toxic relationships don't happen overnight. Bad habits take hold over time,
03/16/2018 - 01:23 PM
Family forced off Southwest flight after witness says child got nervous on plane
A family was forced off a Southwest Airlines flight after a witness says the child got nervous riding on a plane.
03/16/2018 - 11:30 AM
Now North Korean diplomat heads to Finland amid new diplomatic flurry
By Yuna Park and Joseph Campbell SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior North Korean diplomat left for Finland on Sunday for talks with former U.S. and South Korean officials, Yonhap News Agency reported, amid a series of diplomatic encounters ahead of a possible U.S.-North Korean summit. North Korea is pursuing its nuclear and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. It defends the programs as a necessary deterrent against perceived plans by the United States, which stations 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean war, for invasion.
03/18/2018 - 04:55 AM
Trump prepares for visit by Saudi prince who has rocked the kingdom
Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia's crown prince in Washington Tuesday, giving the president a receptive audience to denounce rival Iran and a chance to take stock of significant changes the prince is engineering in the kingdom. Ten months after the last face-to-face meeting between Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh, the 71-year-old president and the 32-year-old strongman prince are expected to deepen an already warm and congenial relationship.
03/17/2018 - 09:04 PM
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.
03/16/2018 - 05:48 PM
As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Didn’t Follow the Script for Success
Don’t hate the player — hate the game.
03/16/2018 - 04:58 PM
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
03/16/2018 - 01:53 PM
Pence takes short St. Patrick's Day stroll in Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence strolled Saturday in the South's largest St. Patrick's Day parade, where a few lucky fans behind sidewalk barricades got hugs or selfies and a small band of protesters followed nearby waving signs and rainbow flags.
03/17/2018 - 03:08 PM
Pregnant Widow Appeals for Help Finding Suspect Who Pushed Boulder Off Overpass, Killing Husband
Police in California are now seeking the person responsible.
03/16/2018 - 01:11 PM
This St. Patrick's Day Parade Is Banning Spectators From Kissing Soldiers
It's a decades-long tradition
03/17/2018 - 10:29 AM
5-Year-Old Cries as He Watches His Mom Walk Down The Aisle
It was a an unforgettable moment.
03/17/2018 - 11:39 AM
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.
03/16/2018 - 12:31 PM
Trump critics attack firing of FBI's McCabe as political move
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats and other Trump administration critics on Saturday attacked the firing of No. 2 FBI official Andrew McCabe as a politically motivated and vindictive move, while some Republicans praised U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for decisive action. Sessions fired McCabe late on Friday, just two days before the FBI official would have been eligible to retire with a full pension, saying an internal Justice Department watchdog found he leaked information and misled investigators. McCabe, who played a key role in the FBI probes of Hillary Clinton and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, said he believed he was fired for corroborating former FBI Director James Comey's claim that President Donald Trump had tried to pressure Comey into killing the Russian investigation.
03/17/2018 - 02:39 PM
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.
03/17/2018 - 01:47 AM
The Latest: Russian presidential vote kicks off in Far East
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local):
03/17/2018 - 04:17 PM
Missing teen may have flown to Cancun with 45-year-old man
Police say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania teen, who went missing after she was signed out of school by a 45-year-old man, may have flown to Cancun with him. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
03/16/2018 - 04:58 PM
Fired top diplomat Tillerson says he's praying for America
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fired top diplomat Rex Tillerson says he's praying for America.
03/16/2018 - 01:08 PM
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.
03/16/2018 - 07:35 PM
Want to spot 'Steve' the aurora? Here's how to do it
There's a never-before-studied aurora gracing night skies around the world, and NASA wants you to try to spot it. The newfound aurora, named Steve (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), looks like a purple light with some green features. Scientists think that Steve likely appears when charged plasma from the sun hits the Earth's magnetic field in a certain way, according to a new study published in the journal
Science Advances. SEE ALSO: 'Steve' is the name of a new kind of aurora, discovered thanks to citizen scientists Citizen scientists helped discover Steve, but more observations in the future could help researchers figure out exactly how and when it forms. So, what's the deal with Steve, and how can you spot it in the night sky? The particularly unique thing about Steve is that it looks somewhat like a line instead of the more typical oval you get with traditional auroras. It can also be seen from space, according to NASA. "This is a light display that we can observe over thousands of kilometers from the ground,” NASA scientist Liz MacDonald said in a statement. “It corresponds to something happening way out in space. Gathering more data points on STEVE will help us understand more about its behavior and its influence on space weather.” The more observations of Steve the better, as far as NASA is concerned. By spotting the mysterious type of aurora, scientists should hopefully be able to piece together exactly how it works and why it appears every now and then. If you want to try to spot the special aurora in person, NASA has a some tips for you: Be sure to document all your Steve sightings with Aurorasaurus, the organization that first started gathering observations of it. Auroras are created when charged particles shot out by the sun slam into Earth's magnetic field, warping it. Some of those charged particles make it through the magnetic field, slamming into the upper atmosphere and interacting with neutral particles, creating the glow that we see as the northern or southern lights. For the most part, the auroras can only be seen in the high latitudes, not far from the poles due to magnetic field lines, but when a solar storm is particularly intense, the oval of the aurora can reach down farther, bringing the special lights to people who usually can't see them. WATCH: These new images show just how dazzling Jupiter's auroras are
03/17/2018 - 10:00 AM
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.
03/16/2018 - 06:51 PM
Khloe Kardashian's Good American launches maternity denim
Good American, an all-inclusive size denim line founded by Khloe Kardashian
03/16/2018 - 01:17 PM
Seoul aims for more talks about talks with North Korea this month
By Christine Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it was seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the U.S. president's planned meeting with the North Korean leader. Amid a flurry of diplomacy from Asia to Europe to Washington, Trump reaffirmed his plan to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by the end of May during a phone call on Friday with Moon and both voiced "cautious optimism" about efforts to resolve the crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons.
03/16/2018 - 06:09 PM
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):
03/17/2018 - 08:21 AM
No. 16 UMBC Defeats No. 1 Virginia In Biggest Upset In Men's NCAA Tournament History
For the first time in the history of the men's NCAA tournament, a No. 16 seed
03/16/2018 - 11:36 PM
Hotel fire kills at least three in Philippine capital
A fire at a hotel in the Philippine capital killed three people on Sunday and injured nearly two dozen, police and rescue officials said, with two people listed as missing. The fire broke out at the Manila Pavilion Hotel where about 20 people earlier listed as trapped had been evacuated safely, Johnny Yu, chief of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, said. Two employees of a casino at the hotel were missing and rescue operations were ongoing, Manila Police District spokesman Erwin Margarejo told Reuters.
03/18/2018 - 07:21 AM
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