Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video
A public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.
12/10/2018 - 05:14 PM
Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports
Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for
12/10/2018 - 08:05 PM
Delta adds four new routes from Boston as airlines battle for business travelers
The Atlanta-based carrier plans to offer nonstop flights between Boston and Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington, D.C. in 2019.
12/10/2018 - 10:33 AM
Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties
A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese telecom company executive wanted in the United States in a case that has rattled relations between China and the North American allies. The conditional release of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, came hours after the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing further stoked tensions. Meng, who faces a US extradition bid on charges related to alleged violations of Iran sanctions, was granted Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) bail, ordered to surrender her passport and will be subjected to electronic monitoring.
12/12/2018 - 01:46 AM
Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell
12/10/2018 - 06:18 PM
Pelosi, Schumer expected to meet with Trump amid battle over border funding
Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer will meet with the president as the Democrats prepare to regain control of the House.
12/10/2018 - 03:49 PM
5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor.
12/11/2018 - 08:00 AM
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she
12/11/2018 - 10:38 AM
Volkswagen restores cancer worker's 350,000-mile Beetle
Kathleen Brooks brings comfort to those suffering with cancer, having driven her 1967 Beetle for 51 years over 350,000 miles. VW ensured her sterling efforts didn't go unnoticed
12/10/2018 - 03:36 PM
May Kicks Brexit Can Down the Road, Raises Risks of No Deal
Theresa May is playing for time. Faced with a humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, the embattled U.K. prime minister announced to the House of Commons she would defer a vote and return to Brussels to seek “assurances” from European Union leaders. The pound hit the lowest since April 2017 as the market judged that the risk of no-deal Brexit has increased.
12/10/2018 - 04:40 PM
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial
12/10/2018 - 05:46 AM
Tourism in Bethlehem booming as Christmas nears
Hotels in the birthplace of Jesus are almost fully booked for the holiday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism.
12/10/2018 - 05:02 PM
Canadian ex-diplomat held in China: Trudeau, think tank
A Canadian, believed to be a former diplomat, has been detained in China, prompting concern in Ottawa and Washington, as Beijing fumes over the arrest of a senior technology executive. "We are aware of the situation of a Canadian detained in China. The International Crisis Group earlier said it was aware of reports of the detention of its employee Michael Kovrig, a Chinese-speaking expert who served as a Canadian diplomat in Beijing, Hong Kong and at the United Nations.
12/11/2018 - 03:39 PM
Time Person of the Year 2018: Shortlist includes Trump, Putin, Khashoggi and separated migrant families
Families separated at the border between the United States and Mexico are among the shortlist of finalists for Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year. Recent selections have included the Silence Breakers of the #MeToo movement and Donald Trump. This year’s shortlist also features the US president, along with Russian president Vladimir Putin and special counsel Robert Mueller, who was a runner up for last year’s title, and is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
12/11/2018 - 03:31 AM
Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulled
The government spent almost £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the week running up to her decision to pull the Commons vote. Figures released by the social media giant showed the government spent £96,684 on 11 adverts from December 2 to 8 as it became increasingly clear the prime minister faced defeat over her deal. It dwarfed the £50,000 the government spent on Brexit social media ads in the previous three months to November 20. Three videos, intending to explain the deal in terms of free trade, the economy and “controlling our borders”, cost between £10,000 and £50,000 each to promote, reaching between 500,000 and 1m Facebook users apiece. Theresa May's approval rating through the Brexit negotiations The money also included videos on “what the Brexit Deal means for you - explained in 60 seconds” and others focusing on immigration and jobs. Last night the spending was slated as an “inappropriate” and “wasteful” use of taxpayers’ money. Jon Trickett, Shadow Cabinet Office minister, said: "Not only is this a completely inappropriate use of public money, but it turns out to have been entirely wasted. When official resources are used for the Prime Minister's personal purposes it threatens our democracy." Layla Moran, LibDem education spokesman, said: “Given that the vote won’t even happen now, it is an absolute insult to taxpayers that the Prime Minister has been throwing our money down the drain promoting a deal that not even she can back.” Eloise Todd, head of the Best for Britain campaign group, said the absurdity of spending almost £100,000 on a vote that “you know you are going to pull shows flagrant disregard of taxpayers’ cash to waste it like this.” The figures showed the Conservative Party also spent £39,967 on Facebook adverts supporting the deal. Theresa May is listed as spending £1,659. The government spending was double that of the People’s Vote, of £47,313. The figures were published by Facebook as part of new advert transparency measures following sustained criticism of the platform through 2018. It included the Vote Leave campaign being sanctioned over advertising spending on the social network during the Brexit campaign. A government spokesman said: “Communicating government policy effectively to the public is a core function of the Civil Service. “We have reached a deal that is good for the UK, good for its citizens, and good for business and we will be communicating that to the country. Any costs associated with this will be published in the usual way." Adverts have included one paid for to push it to the top of Google’s rankings and linked to a website called Brexit Deal Explained which sets out the government’s case for the EU withdrawal agreement - and warns about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit. Another Facebook video featured the prime minister hailing the deal as offering “certainty for business and economy”, concluding: “Now is the time to come together to build a brighter future.”
12/10/2018 - 03:05 PM
The 12 Cars We’re Most Excited to Drive in 2019
12/10/2018 - 05:31 PM
Former Frat President Accused Of Drugging And Raping Woman Fined $400 And Set Free
A former fraternity president at Baylor University walked away with a fine and
12/11/2018 - 10:46 AM
Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago.
12/11/2018 - 08:42 PM
The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So Far
Regret missing out on some of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last
12/10/2018 - 02:37 PM
I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.
On Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six
12/10/2018 - 09:21 AM
Lebanon's Aoun says Israeli anti-tunnel action no risk to peace
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel's military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were dug into its territory by Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel says Hezbollah, Lebanon's most powerful armed group, dug the tunnels with the aim of launching attacks into Israel with backing from its regional sponsor Iran. Hezbollah has yet to comment.
12/11/2018 - 11:09 AM
The Latest: US condemns detention of Canadian in China
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local):
12/11/2018 - 03:29 PM
Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood funding
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh unexpectedly aligned with four liberal justices in declining to review the petitions that would have placed a ban on abortion providers. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a key priority for Republicans, with Mr Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation sparking concerns among reproductive rights activist that he would back moves to overturn or restrict legal rights and access to abortions. The top court left the rulings from the lower court that halted Kansas and Louisiana from revoking public healthcare funding from Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.
12/10/2018 - 03:11 PM
French PM to detail Macron's measures to appease 'yellow vests'
The French government will Tuesday try to convince lawmakers and the public that President Emmanuel Macron's speech met the demands of the "yellow vest" movement, even as many demonstrators said they were disappointed and vowed to press on with their protest. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will detail for MPs the measures unveiled Monday in Macron's televised address to the nation seeking to defuse the revolt that has triggered violent protests across the country. Just after the president's speech, many protestors announced their determination to continue their blockades and called for a "fifth act" throughout France on Saturday.
12/11/2018 - 12:56 AM
Trump's top pick for chief of staff decides to not take the job
President Trump is looking for a new chief of staff after his top pick decided against taking the job. The president tweeted Sunday he'll make a decision soon on who will replace the departing John Kelly. The retired Marine general is set to leave by the end of the month. Weijia Jiang reports.
12/10/2018 - 07:26 AM
NY Daily News Mocks Trump's Hunt For 'Spineless, Clueless' Chief Of Staff
The New York Daily News has taken aim at President Donald Trump as he searches
12/11/2018 - 01:08 AM
Plot Thickens for Carlos Ghosn as Official Financial Charges Are Filed in Japan
The former Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi chief faces as much as 10 years in prison.
12/10/2018 - 01:39 PM
Roger, The Incredibly Buff Kangaroo, Has Died At Age 12
A buff kangaroo who shot to international fame after he was photographed
12/10/2018 - 09:47 PM
11 Useful Gifts For The Person Who Can't Cook To Save Their Life
Learning to cook can be intimidating for a lot of people. Maybe they are a
12/10/2018 - 04:54 PM
At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France
Three people have been killed and 11 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack near a world-famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg.
12/11/2018 - 11:25 PM
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12/10/2018 - 05:13 PM
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said. Demonstrators were calling for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and showing support for migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers.
12/10/2018 - 08:18 PM
Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump
The court's 5-4 conservative majority includes Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. While Trump has suffered a series of setbacks in lower federal courts since taking office last year, he has collected major victories at the Supreme Court. Most notably, the court in June upheld in a 5-4 ruling Trump's travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, with Gorsuch casting a pivotal vote, after lower courts had blocked the policy.
12/11/2018 - 05:05 AM
Verizon cuts 10,000 workers through buyouts as part of restructuring
US telecomm group Verizon announced Monday it would slash its workforce through a voluntary buyout plan as the company strives to better position itself for the coming of new cellular technology. Verizon accepted 10,400 employees for the buyout, which will grant more than a year's salary plus a bonus and other benefits, the company said in a statement. "These changes are well-planned and anticipated and they will be seamless to our customers," Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said.
12/10/2018 - 12:20 PM
'The Guardians' For Truth Named Time Magazine's 2018 Person Of The Year
Time magazine on Tuesday announced a group of journalists it called "The
12/11/2018 - 07:51 AM
Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.
12/10/2018 - 07:53 PM
What do Americans think about Brexit? New Yorkers speak out as Theresa May delays vote on deal
As Prime Minister Theresa May battles to save her Brexit plans from failure, one question remains for Americans: what the hell is happening on the other side of the pond? New exclusive research published by The Independent over the weekend shows that, for the first time this year, a majority of British citizens support staying in the trading bloc, with 52 per cent of support to remain in the European Union. Up to 80 per cent of US citizens supported the departure on the night of the Brexit referendum in the summer 2016, according to data also published by The Independent.
12/10/2018 - 05:05 PM
James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for
12/11/2018 - 12:40 PM
More than 10,000 Verizon employees sign up for voluntary buyout
The 10,400 departing Verizon employees agreed to a buyout, with some receiving up to 60 weeks' salary, bonus and other benefits.
12/11/2018 - 09:45 AM
Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008
The Bank of America strategist is the most worried about volatility in global markets -- particularly in the developing world -- since the 2008 financial crisis. "We’ll have a $1 trillion budget deficit, a big fight over the debt ceiling, gridlock and the U.S. economy will be slowing at the same time," Woo said from New York.
12/11/2018 - 01:21 AM
Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's Huawei
A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail on Tuesday while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the U.S.
12/11/2018 - 06:43 PM
EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.
12/10/2018 - 12:54 PM
Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Fired From Blaze Media, YouTube Account Disabled
Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, was
12/10/2018 - 02:43 PM
Deal Alert: These Gearhead Essentials Are Heavily Discounted Today
12/10/2018 - 02:00 PM
Conservative Columnist Thinks 1 Word In Cohen Memo May Seal Donald Trump’s Fate
One seven-letter word ― "synergy" ― may prove critical in proving the
12/11/2018 - 06:31 AM
Police Release Surveillance Video of Missing Colorado Mother
Woodland Park police have released surveillance video of a missing Colorado mom inside a store just before going missing nearly three weeks ago on Thanksgiving.
12/11/2018 - 07:35 PM
Maria Butina: Alleged Russian spy files to change plea in US federal court
Maria Butina’s lawyers and federal prosecutors have filed a request for a court hearing so that the accused Russian agent can change her plea from not-guilty, a joint filing shows. The request shows that Ms Butina and her lawyers may have managed to negotiate such a plea deal with federal prosecutors, who have accused the former American University student of attempting to infiltrate Republican political circles during the 2016 election in order to advance Russian interests. The alleged Russian agent is being held in an Alexandria, Virginia jail following her indictment by a grand jury earlier this year.
12/10/2018 - 06:31 AM
Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law
When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter's legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam. Both are outspoken critics of religious extremism and have accused the social media giant of helping to silence progressive ideas within Islam.
12/11/2018 - 12:14 AM
How LSAC's GPA Calculation Differs From Your School's
Welcome to the latest installment of Law Admissions Q&A, a feature that provides law school admissions advice to readers who send in questions and admissions profiles. In doing my research for applying to law school I've encountered different versions on how LSAC calculates my GPA. Is it possible my GPA when applying to law school is actually higher than my transcript GPA?
12/10/2018 - 11:15 AM
Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border
"Pepper spray and CS gas are authorized to address assaultive behavior," Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
12/11/2018 - 07:23 PM
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