A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded
Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.
10/20/2017 - 05:00 AM
These Are The Three Richard Spencer Fans Arrested For Attempted Homicide In Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town.
10/20/2017 - 10:04 PM
Photos of the week: 10/13 - 10/20
Fallout from the October 4th ambush of U.S. service members in Niger made big headlines this week.
10/20/2017 - 10:01 PM
7 Misleading Things EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Said In His Interview With Time
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tense look broke into a toothy grin at the end of a 22-minute interview with Time Magazine when the reporter called his response to a question “good, but lawyerly.”
10/20/2017 - 07:31 PM
The Latest: Navajo leader supported death penalty in case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man charged in the killing of a Navajo Nation girl (all times local):
10/20/2017 - 06:09 PM
Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Mass Shooting Left Instructions For Funeral: 'Remember Me For Who I Was'
He was killed trying to shield others during the hail of gunfire.
10/21/2017 - 02:08 PM
Mom shares horrifying photo of legs after trip to pumpkin patch
A California mother is speaking out to remind autumn revelers across the country of a common danger that may be lurking in pumpkin patches.
10/20/2017 - 09:59 AM
End of Australia auto-making sector as Holden closes doors
The last car rolled off the production line of Australian automaker Holden on Friday, marking the demise of a national industry unable to stand up to global competition. The closure of the Elizabeth plant in South Australia is the end of an era for Holden, which first started in the state as a saddlery business in 1856 and made the nation's first mass-produced car in 1948. The brand has long been an Australian household name, with 1970s commercials singing that "football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars" were part of the nation's identity.
10/20/2017 - 04:55 AM
Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions
A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."
10/20/2017 - 11:14 AM
20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes
10/20/2017 - 01:33 PM
3 White Extremists Charged With Attempted Homicide Following Richard Spencer Speech
Three white extremists were arrested and charged with attempted homicide after they got into an argument and fired on a group of people protesting white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville, Florida, police said Friday.
10/20/2017 - 04:59 PM
Trump blames rise in British crime on Islamic terror, surprising Britain
In a Friday morning tweet, the president correctly cited a figure from a new report on British crime but seemed to pin the entire rise on one cause, which the report doesn’t do. The president’s tweet caused confusion and pushback in Britain.
10/20/2017 - 09:52 AM
Why This Church Is Providing 'Sanctuary' To Undocumented Immigrants
At a time when undocumented people nationwide are living in fear under President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, one church continues to lead the way in supporting them.
10/20/2017 - 05:01 AM
Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label
By Emily Flitter TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously. At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists from RepublicEn headed by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis laid out the stakes: The sea level is rising, and some scientists estimate that within decades the island, already suffering severe erosion, will need to be abandoned. The people of Tangier Island were used to this kind of message.
10/20/2017 - 11:11 AM
German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard
BERLIN (AP) — A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday.
10/20/2017 - 12:30 PM
Boy kicked out of Cub Scouts after challenging Republican senator accused of racism
Ames Mayfield of Broomsfield, Colorado, decided to do some research on Senator Vicki Marbles before she visited his Cub Scouts den, his mother says. “I didn’t, that was made up by the media,” Ms Marble responded.
10/20/2017 - 01:38 PM
Man's fingertip torn off as wild boar rampage puts German town under siege
Two aggressive wild boars attacked and injured several people in the small German town of Heide on Friday morning, tearing through the town centre in a rampage which lasted for hours. Four people were injured, and one man’s fingertip was torn off, according to police reports. Others suffered leg injuries, as they were hit by the fully-grown animals in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. The boars tore through the streets and ran through the market square, before making their way into a local bank branch, according to police, who issued a warning at around 9am urging people to avoid the town centre and to stay in their houses or in shops. One eyewitness saw a woman lying on the ground, screaming, after her trousers had been torn, according to German radio station NDR 1 Welle Nord. Another said they were "completely bewildered" and that the boars had come "out of nowhere". After a large-scale operation, during which police and hunters chased the boar with stun rifles, one was killed by huntsman Uwe Ingwersen at 11am - two hours after the animals were first spotted - with a targeted head shot. The second ran away from the centre and police say it is now outside the city area. Terror in Ditmarschen���� pic.twitter.com/mheLOKa5RK— Daggi (@danishkeks) October 20, 2017 Customers in the bank, which was invaded by the boars, were evacuated through open windows using ladders, according to police reports. Several cars were also damaged. Wild boar still roam the forests of Germany and are seen as a menace by much of German society. Marcus Börner, press officer at the Country Hunting Association, told the Schleswig-Holstein newspaper that it is highly stressful for boars, which have spread extensively in the state in recent decades, to be caught between walls and among so many people, causing them to become aggressive. Earlier this year, a herd of wild boars attacked several people, injuring three, near Berlin's Tegel airport. Local media reported that it took authorities 18 shots to down one 200-kilogram boar, while the rest of the herd escaped.
10/20/2017 - 08:52 AM
Tiger Kept At Truck Stop For 17 Years Dies, But The Legal Battle Isn't Over
The tiger at the center of a years-long legal battle between animal rights activists and a Louisiana truck stop owner has died, but the owner’s desire to get another tiger means the fight likely isn’t over.
10/20/2017 - 08:25 PM
Soda tax supporters try to pivot from Chicago setback
US public health advocates are hoping to pivot after a major setback in Chicago, where local lawmakers repealed a soda tax after only two months following fierce industry-backed lobbying. On October 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which includes Chicago, nullified the penny-an-ounce levy, which was seen as a means to discourage consumption of sugary drinks that can lead to obesity, diabetes and other ills. "It's a setback," said Jim O'Hara, director of health promotion policy at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
10/21/2017 - 01:46 AM
The Most Common Financial Mistakes To Avoid
Whether you’re living paycheck to paycheck or managing a healthy nest egg, there are certain classic money blunders you’ll want to avoid.
10/20/2017 - 08:46 PM
Trump US Attorney Interviews Raise Eyebrows
Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump meeting with candidates for U.S. attorney positions in the districts that would have jurisdiction over Trump's affairs, which isn't illegal but is unusually enough to draw concerned attention.
10/20/2017 - 06:22 PM
Betty Price Wonders If People With HIV Should Be Quarantined
WASHINGTON — Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R) — the wife of Tom Price, who resigned last month as President Donald Trump’s health secretary amid investigations into his frequent use of private planes — wonders if isolating people with HIV would help stop the disease’s spread.
10/20/2017 - 07:04 PM
Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions
By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce by early next year measures which his administration will take to limit imports after the U.S. International Trade Commission found in September that U.S. panel makers had been harmed by cheap imports. Many companies have warned that a solar trade dispute involving potential import tariffs between the United States and other countries could cost thousands of jobs and slow down the development of the clean energy technology.
10/20/2017 - 12:19 PM
Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era
BEIJING (AP) — In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army.
10/21/2017 - 04:23 AM
Supporters of white supremacist Richard Spencer arrested for attempted murder hours after his speech
Supporters of white surpemacist Richard Spencer were arrested for attempted murder just hours after he made a controversial speech at the University of Florida. Shouting "hail hitler", the three men shot at anti-racist protesters in the city of Gainesville, northern Florida. Tyler Tenbrink, 30, William Fears, 28 and Colston Fears, 28, pulled up to a bus stop and began "offering Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler to the group” police said in a statement.
10/21/2017 - 11:58 AM
The U.S. Army Has a Deadly New Sniper Rifle
Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle this week. Despite a brief period of ambiguity wrought by budget-jousting among lawmakers in Congress, the Army’s new and improved sniper rifle is alive and well. Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle, selected for the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program on the floor of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference and exposition in Washington this week, a first up-close-and-personal look at the lightweight rifle.
10/20/2017 - 09:37 PM
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.
10/20/2017 - 09:52 AM
Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear
Spain has acted upon Article 155
10/21/2017 - 10:03 AM
25 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas
10/20/2017 - 04:59 PM
At Least 60 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in Afghanistan
Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.
10/20/2017 - 03:10 PM
Public Enemy's Chuck D: Donald Trump Is 'The Epitome Of A White Supremacist'
Chuck D did not hold back with his latest criticism of Donald Trump, calling the president “the epitome of a white supremacist.”
10/20/2017 - 05:27 AM
Kit Harington Read The Final 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts And Couldn't Help Crying
Kit Harington knows everything about the final season of “Game of Thrones.”
10/21/2017 - 06:43 AM
'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report
By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 - or more than 47 percent - were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR found that the rate of asylum seekers among Afghan military trainees rose in recent years as violence in the Islamist Taliban insurgency spread across Afghanistan and security forces sustained heavy casualties.
10/20/2017 - 11:41 AM
Teenager stabs younger siblings to death 'so he could be alone in the house', say police
A teenager accused of stabbing his two younger siblings to death, told investigators he did it so he could be alone in the house, police said. Officers found the five-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy bleeding from their wounds at Malik Vincent Murphy's family home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 19-year-old had also turned the knife on his father Jefferson Murphy.
10/20/2017 - 05:52 AM
'Czech Trump' clinches election victory, eurosceptics boosted
With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, billionaire populist Andrej Babis, dubbed the "Czech Trump", clinched victory in the Czech Republic's election on Saturday, while eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group backed by France's National Front made strong gains. State election officials citing results from 99.9 percent of polling stations said Babis's anti-corruption and anti-euro ANO (Yes) movement won with 29.7 percent support (78 parliament seats) followed by the eurosceptic right-wing ODS party on 11.3 percent (25 seats). Despite the country's economic success, analysts say many Czechs who are heavily in debt or working long hours for low wages feel they have been left behind and are turning to populist, eurosceptic and far-right anti-EU parties to vent their ire.
10/21/2017 - 02:24 PM
11 Pretzel Hacks That'll Rock Your Whole World
10/20/2017 - 06:34 PM
Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.
10/21/2017 - 05:26 PM
Corey Feldman Begs for Peers Who Witnessed Pedophilia in Hollywood to Come Forward
Corey Feldman is speaking out again about the alleged abuse he suffered as a child actor — abuses he claims are part of a larger problem of pedophilia in Hollywood
10/21/2017 - 02:54 PM
KFC Is Only Following 11 People On Twitter For A Totally Genius Reason
In a marketing move that Colonel Sanders himself would have been proud of, someone on Twitter noticed the fast-food chain is highly selective about who it follows on the micro-blogging service.
10/20/2017 - 07:57 AM
AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly blames terror for UK crime jump
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has misinterpreted British crime statistics and wrongly blamed terrorism as the driving factor behind higher numbers. Terror attacks in Manchester and London that killed 35 people only account for 1/100th of a percent of the total number of crimes recorded in the report, and homicides are actually down 2 percent.
10/20/2017 - 12:54 PM
Amber Tamblyn Says She Believes Woman Who Accused Husband David Cross Of Racist Remarks
Actress Amber Tamblyn reached out to the comedian who accused Tamblyn’s husband David Cross of racist behavior ― and said she believes her.
10/20/2017 - 07:48 AM
Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border. The projectiles crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the military said it targeted three Syrian artillery guns in response. No damage or injuries were reported in Israel.
10/21/2017 - 10:37 AM
How I Found My Family in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
Most weren't able to do so easily
10/20/2017 - 12:58 PM
Why Building 'Baby' Aircraft Carriers Would Be a Bad Idea for the U.S. Navy
The Navy can buy smaller, cheaper carriers rather than the $13 billion Ford-class behemoths it is currently constructing, according to a new study by RAND Corporation. The RAND study is a public version of a classified study conducted in 2016 at the behest of the U.S. Navy, which was ordered by Congress to examine cheaper options than the Ford-class carriers.
10/21/2017 - 08:31 AM
New Ratings Reveal Top-Tier Car Insurance Companies
With the price of automobile coverage rising four times faster than the overall rate of inflation, now more than ever you want to get the best insurance service for your dollar. The good news is ...
10/20/2017 - 08:00 AM
Clashes as Iraq army takes last Kurd-held area of Kirkuk province
Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters Friday as the central government said it had wrested back control of the last area of disputed Kirkuk province in the latest stage of a sweeping operation after a controversial independence vote. Iraq's Joint Operations Command said police, counter-terrorism units and allied militias seized the Altun Kupri region, extending the central government's territory to within 50 kilometres (30 miles) of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region.
10/20/2017 - 05:26 PM
Woman heartbroken after discovering her dog wasn’t euthanised for five months after she bid 'final' farewell
A woman who thought she had paid for her dog to be euthanized has been surprised to find out that her dog was kept alive for five months after the procedure. New Jersey woman Keri Levy says that she made the difficult decision to put down the miniature pinscher she had owned for 15 years, but was astonished to receive an anonymous tip five months later that her pup was still alive. “It broke my heart in a way like my heart has never been broken,” Ms Levy told ABC News.
10/20/2017 - 01:12 PM
China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama
Foreign leaders can't think they can get away with meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama just because they are doing it in a personal capacity, as they still represent their government, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday. China considers the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, to be a dangerous separatist. Visits by the Dalai Lama to foreign countries infuriate China, and fewer and fewer national leaders are willing to meet him, fearing the consequences of Chinese anger, though some have tried to placate Beijing by saying they are meeting him in a personal not official capacity.
10/21/2017 - 04:26 AM
The White House Keeps Attacking Congresswoman Who Has Been Right All Along
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) took a victory lap in her feud with President Donald Trump after the White House was caught falsely maligning her for the second time this week.
10/20/2017 - 02:08 PM
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
10/20/2017 - 02:15 PM
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