French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife have an unusual relationship, and the French seem to like it just fine.
04/22/2017 - 03:39 PM
Full Pelosi Interview: Trump Is Showing 'Weakness' With Wall
In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tells Chuck Todd that Democrats unite around a variety of issues, but stand opposed to the president's border wall plan.
04/23/2017 - 02:15 AM
CNN’s Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes did sexually harass me’
The “New Day” host revealed Sunday that the former Fox News chief propositioned her early in her career at the top-rated cable news network. Ailes, through his attorney, called the claims “unsubstantiated and false.”
04/23/2017 - 02:14 PM
Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims.
04/24/2017 - 06:23 AM
Remembering ‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran, an Icon from the 70s Generation
For nearly a decade, millions watched little Joanie Cunningham grow up on “Happy Days.” She died Saturday afternoon at just 56 years old.
04/23/2017 - 12:21 PM
Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday
The state of Arkansas plans to execute two inmates on Monday evening, which would make it the first U.S. state in 17 years to put a pair of convicts to death on the same day. A flurry of last-minute legal appeals at both the state and federal level are expected, though their likelihood of success may have diminished with the recent appointment of conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. The high court cleared the way last week for Arkansas to hold its first execution in 12 years and the state carried out the death penalty on convicted murderer Ledell Lee.
04/24/2017 - 01:04 AM
Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions ease
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted Sisi as he stepped off the plane in the capital Riyadh and hosted him for lunch, the official Saudi Press Agency said. The two Arab leaders then had talks during which they "reviewed the strong and brotherly relations as well as cooperation between their two countries" and regional issues, the agency said.
04/23/2017 - 10:47 AM
American Airlines Apologizes After Worker Allegedly Hit Passenger: 'We Are Deeply Sorry'
The incident happened Friday and is the latest example of airline misbehavior.
04/24/2017 - 11:38 AM
Dowd: New poll is 'good news, bad news, really bad news' for Trump
The Powerhouse Roundtable debates President Trump's progress as we approach 100 days in office.
04/23/2017 - 12:40 PM
Bernie Sanders Aims To Revamp Democratic Party
The Vermont senator kicked off a cross-country tour aimed at sparking change within the party.
04/23/2017 - 06:00 AM
Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people's houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, also has sold out of 50 Swiss-made air purifiers, which are said to keep out radiation and poisonous gas, and is trying to get more, said Nobuko Oribe, the company's director.
04/24/2017 - 09:49 AM
Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident
Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier. Emergency crews managed on Saturday to collect half of the roughly 60,000 litres (16,000 gallons) of diesel that spilled into the ocean, the regional government said. Three coast guard boats were on Sunday working to break up the slick -- which is three kilometres long and half a kilometre wide -- to help the diesel evaporate, it added.
04/23/2017 - 06:58 AM
The Latest: California police ask for help to find boy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a missing boy whose father was found passed out in a Los Angeles County park (all times local):
04/23/2017 - 08:27 PM
Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.
04/23/2017 - 03:49 PM
U.S. defense secretary arrives in Djibouti to visit key military base
By Idrees Ali DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to visit an important military base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea used as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia. The visit, part of Mattis' week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa, comes as the United States has been increasing pressure on militant groups such as al Shabaab in the region. The U.S. base, which has about 4,000 personnel, is located just miles from a Chinese one, still under construction, which has caused concern to some U.S. officials.
04/23/2017 - 08:09 AM
Wooden Figurines 'Weave' at Tiny Looms Placed in Ancient Grave
Tiny wooden figurines have stood upright "weaving" at appropriately sized looms for more than 2,100 years in a Chinese tomb containing the remains of a middle-age woman, a new study finds. The discovery of the miniature scene astonished archaeologists, who were surveying an area slated for subway construction in Chengdu, a city in China's southwestern Sichuan province, in 2013. The looms may be small — the largest is about the size of a child's toy piano — but they're the earliest evidence on record of looms that could be used to weave patterns, the researchers said.
04/24/2017 - 09:01 AM
ESPN Is an Albatross For Walt Disney Co (DIS) Stock
Published reports indicate that cable channel ESPN is preparing another round of cuts to its on-air talent, as parent company Walt Disney Co (ticker: DIS) continues to try to right the ship at the popular network. Traditional cable TV viewers have flocked to cheaper alternatives, and Disney is still trying to solve its ESPN problem. ESPN is expected to cut 40 jobs starting on May 1, including radio hosts, on-air personalities and writers.
04/24/2017 - 11:04 AM
14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'
The boys could be tried as adults, according to reports.
04/22/2017 - 04:08 PM
The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition
Donald Trump entered the White House as one of the most scandal-tarred presidents in American history—what his imbroglios may have lacked in depth, they made up in variety, encompassing legal, ethical, and sexual controversies. (In a twist, one of Trump’s few competitors for the crown was his rival, Hillary Clinton.) They ranged from race discrimination to mafia connections, from petty hypocrisies to multimillion-dollar alleged frauds.
04/23/2017 - 06:00 AM
Saudi Arabia restores civil service and military allowances
Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. "The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff," said the decree, broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV. In September Saudi Arabia cut ministers' salaries by 20 percent and scaled back financial perks for public sector employees in one of the energy-rich kingdom's most drastic measures to save money at a time of low oil prices.
04/22/2017 - 07:13 PM
Philips posts sevenfold jump in profits in Q1
Dutch electronics giant Philips on Monday posted a sevenfold leap in first quarter profits after spinning off its lighting business last year. The year-earlier figure had been down some 63 percent, due mainly to taxes linked to its efforts to divest the lighting business. Growth was mostly due to sales of specialised medical equipment, up some three percent.
04/24/2017 - 03:53 AM
Elizabeth Thomas Reunites With Family
The 15-year-old Tennessee teen was allegedly kidnapped by ex-teacher Tad Cummins.
04/23/2017 - 02:02 AM
Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years asked an appeals court on Sunday to halt their lethal injections because of poor health that could cause complications.
04/24/2017 - 12:40 AM
'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela
Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest. Unlike demonstrations in recent days, the rallies in Caracas, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto and San Cristobal passed with no major violence reported between protesters and police. For the first time since the turmoil in the streets started at the beginning of April, the demonstrators were able to cross Caracas, including several districts loyal to Maduro and his late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
04/22/2017 - 10:29 PM
American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident
NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane.
04/22/2017 - 07:48 PM
McDonald's braces for the apocalypse with chic new uniforms
Hey — if the world's going to end, McDonald's at least wants its employees to look good. The fast food chain has officially chosen some dark, dismal, soul sucking new employee uniforms that really just scream: "Ba da ba ba bah, we're doomed!" SEE ALSO: Instagram bait: Why Starbucks put a unicorn meme on its menu According to a press release, McDonald's is collaborating with designers Waraire Boswell and Bindu Rivas to develop the new collections, which are set to appear behind counters in the U.S. in April. The new, more modern uniforms are grey and black and were reportedly created based on feedback from employees and customers. "Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear," McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, Jez Langhorn, said in the release. Image: mcdonald's Image: mcdonald'sOkay, cool. But in all honesty, what with the recent political chaos and the word "dystopia" inspiring timely book clubs, McDonald's probably decided it was time to switch things up, stifle its stale, happy go lucky yellow, red, and white color scheme, and make an effort to fit in. So far, it seems as though customers aren't
exactly lovin' it, and instead, many people are trolling the burger joint's dark denim aprons with glorious memes. Meanwhile at new @McDonalds uniform showcase pic.twitter.com/scvDZzE1cd — Charles FLEXavier (@BIGGSEXXXY77) April 22, 2017 What do you think of the new McDonalds uniforms, designed by the resident Death Star uniform person pic.twitter.com/fnyQzLquAy — Anthony (@Ant_DC) April 22, 2017 The new uniform for #McDonalds - serving storm troopers on a Death Star in a Galaxy far far away. pic.twitter.com/UJ3QuRRSbG — Max Willson (@max_willson95) April 22, 2017 The new McDonalds uniform looks like people tryna lure customers into buying& keeping them hostage soon after they are done purchasing — SumbulNadeem (@SumbulxNadeem) April 22, 2017 New McDonald's uniform looks like the Empire won.Now when you wanna get a meal there you'll have to start with your First Order. #mcdonalds pic.twitter.com/swM8G7g5RE — Brad Grandrino (@spookygonzo) April 22, 2017 The new Empire inspired @mcdonalds uniform. A post shared by Ed Galvez (@edgalvez) on Apr 22, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT "As a former McDonald’s crew member myself, I understand the design and functionality needs of the next generation of McDonald’s uniforms, and I was personally inspired to design a look and feel that gives restaurant employees a greater level of confidence," Boswell said. Updating the restaurant's uniforms is reportedly just one way McDonald’s plans to increase focus on employees. What's next? Personalized light-sabers? WATCH: Snack and game worry-free with this handy desktop mop
04/23/2017 - 03:04 PM
Brain-Damaged Woman Grins as Future Sister-in-Law Asks Her to Be a Bridesmaid
"There's no reason not to include her," said Nichole Sullivan of her sister-in-law to be, who suffered a traumatic brain injury.
04/23/2017 - 02:56 PM
March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.
By Lacey Johnson and Lisa Fernandez WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Demonstrators carried signs like "There Is No Planet B," "No One Is Above Peer Review," "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Make Science Great Again," a play on U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign promise to "Make America Great Again." Other signs featured mathematical formulas in a display of geek humor. While the events were non-partisan according to organizers, many marchers were in effect protesting Trump's proposal to sharply cut federal science and research budgets and his administration's skepticism about climate change and the need to slow global warming.
04/22/2017 - 08:12 PM
Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential runoff vote
By Bate Felix and John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the runoff represented a "risk" for France. Macron and Le Pen, leader of the National Front, go head-to-head on May 7 after taking the top two places in Sunday's first round. Opinion polls indicate that the business-friendly Macron, who has never held elected office, will take at least 61 percent of the vote against Le Pen after two defeated rivals pledged to back him to thwart her eurosceptic, anti-immigrant platform.
04/24/2017 - 01:07 PM
How a New Credit Card Can Boost Your Credit Score
Many people are wary of applying for a new credit card because they've heard that their credit score takes a hit when they do it. The truth is that if you play your cards right (pun intended), that credit score ding (typically about five points that lasts two years) will hardly even matter. It will be outweighed by the new card's positive effects on your credit score, which result primarily from your credit utilization rate.
04/24/2017 - 10:40 AM
Should The Bible Be Taught In Schools?
A lawsuit alleges that the few who opted out of a bible class at one school were harassed and discriminated against.
04/22/2017 - 08:00 PM
French election will be 'major test' for populism
ABC News' Foreign Correspondent Alexander Marquardt reports about the French election.
04/23/2017 - 12:42 PM
Brooklyn moves to help minor offenders avoid deportation
The public prosecutor's office in the New York borough of Brooklyn will change the way it deals with minor infractions by undocumented immigrants to lessen their risk of expulsion under the Trump administration, it said Monday.
04/24/2017 - 12:35 PM
Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Houston man shot in the back by police during a traffic stop, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to complain of a "disturbing trend" in how the high court deals with cases alleging police misconduct.
04/24/2017 - 01:26 PM
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just caught a glimpse of Earth, all the way from Saturn
NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well. A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it's scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission.
The photo, which shows the Earth as a tiny bright dot in a black sea of space, was shot at a distance of 870 million miles. If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet. The most spectacular part of the image is the fact that it was shot from between Saturn's rings, with the bold A ring seen above the Earth and bright F ring creeping into the original photo at the bottom.
It's a great shot, but it's also somewhat bittersweet when you consider Cassini's immediate future. The craft is scheduled to begin its "Grand Finale" dives shortly, in which it will fly recklessly through Saturn's rings a total of 22 times until, on its final approach, it flies directly into the planet itself. That final act will destroy the spacecraft, which has already achieved far more than scientists could have ever hoped when it was launched way back in 1997. That last fateful dive is slated for September 15th, 2017.
04/22/2017 - 03:00 PM
2017 Honda Civic Type R sets Nürburgring lap record
The all-new version of the Honda Civic Type R was always going to make a big slash when it was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but the Honda has now proved it has just as much substance as it undoubtedly has style. The Civic Type R has always been renowned for outstanding performance, but this model, which set the new record and was part of the all-new tenth-generation Civic's development program, really has set a new benchmark for the Type R and for its rivals. This development car set a time of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, which is almost seven seconds faster than the previous generation Civic Type R managed.
04/24/2017 - 08:56 AM
Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country's sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20, officials said on Monday.
04/24/2017 - 06:06 AM
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
04/23/2017 - 09:34 AM
Gunmen wound celebrated conservationist Gallmann in Kenya
By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park on Sunday in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya, which residents say are intensifying as August polls approach. Gallmann, who was played by Kim Basinger in the 2000 film of her book, was going to inspect fresh damage to her property after invaders burned down a retreat there on Saturday. The gunmen shot her, but Gallmann was saved when rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service intervened and fought off the attackers.
04/23/2017 - 12:56 PM
These ‘Married At First Sight’ Couples Are Still Together
See which “Married at First Sight” couples stayed together after the cameras stopped rolling!
04/23/2017 - 02:20 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson Warns Science Denial Could 'Dismantle' Democracy
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson urges Americans to become more scientifically literate in a short video he posted yesterday (April 19) on his Facebook page. In the video he titled "Science in America," Tyson comments on 21st-century attitudes toward science, explaining the importance of the scientific method and making the case that science denial could erode democracy. "I offer this four-minute video on 'Science in America' containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken.
04/24/2017 - 08:55 AM
French presidential vote: international media react
The results of France's first round of presidential election made front page headlines around the world on Monday. Many newspapers noted that a likely win for pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 run-off would be good news for the European Union but warned that his far-right rival Marine Le Pen could still pull off a surprise victory. Media in neighbouring Britain hailed pro-European Macron's strong showing while adding that Le Pen's second-place success should not be ignored.
04/24/2017 - 07:54 AM
Hernandez suicide notes ordered released ahead of funeral
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried.
04/24/2017 - 01:29 PM
The iPhone 8 should be the biggest phone launch ever, thanks to Apple’s user base
With the iPhone 8 release steadily approaching, a new research report from comScore reveals that iPhone ownership in the United States is at an all-time high. This bodes well for Apple, as it suggests that the number of iPhone owners in the market for an upgrade is larger today than it's ever been before.
According to the report, there are currently 85.8 million iPhone owners in the U.S. above the age of 12. Broken down across specific devices, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus account for 12.6 million of those iPhones. That leaves upwards of 73.2 million iPhone owners currently using devices that will be two years old by the time Apple rolls out its 2017 iPhone lineup, a collection that will reportedly include an iPhone 7s, an iPhone 7s Plus and, of course, the flagship iPhone 8 with an edgeless OLED display.
Here's how all the data stacks up.
According to comScore MobiLens, there are still nearly 50 million iPhone 6 users, in addition to the more than 20 million iPhone owners who have a 5 model or earlier. These 70 million collectively represent a huge base of users who are ripe for an upgrade cycle later this year when the iPhone 8 is expected to be released.
With such a large installed base of users, it's no wonder that many analysts are predicting that the iPhone 8 will help anchor the largest refresh cycle in iPhone history. Arguably, the iPhone 8 will be the most compelling new iPhone release since the iPhone 5 was introduced. For starters, the iPhone 8 will boast a brand new redesign, a welcome change given that the current iPhone form factor has remained stagnant since 2014. Further, the iPhone 8 will likely introduce a number of other compelling features, including improved battery life, wireless charging functionality, and, as rumor has it, a slew of augmented reality features.
Comparing the upcoming iPhone 8 release to the iPhone 6 release back in 2014, some analysts have said that the current iPhone installed base is a good 45-50% larger than it was back then.
All that said, it stands to reason that the iPhone 8 will be a monster release, unless of course the device is subject to delays. Indeed, we've seen some reports recently indicating that the highly anticipated device might not actually be released until October or November. Rumor has it that initial attempts to embed the Touch ID sensor into the iPhone 8's OLED display have resulted in disappointing yields. Consequently, it's believed that Apple may need more time to iron out the technology before the iPhone 8 is ready for mass production. One thing Apple has to be cognizant of, though, is that if the iPhone 8 release date is pushed back too far, it could have a discernible impact on the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, two devices which will presumably go on sale in September of this year.
04/23/2017 - 12:00 PM
Revised Mazda2 gets significant updates
Despite having been in production now for more than two decades, it's probably fair to say the Mazda2 isn't the best-known or best-loved model in Mazda's range, but the manufacturer is giving it some significant updates to try to challenge that perception. The current model is part of the car's fourth-generation, and it's sold around the globe under a number of different names and by several different manufacturers. The refreshed Mazda2 range goes on sale from June 1, and all variants will now feature Mazda's G-Vectoring Control technology, along with a number of detailed improvements to the car's suspension and steering to deliver improved levels of comfort and a more responsive feel for the driver.
04/24/2017 - 06:46 AM
Uber caught tracking former app users
The ride sharing service has reportedly been tracking former users even after they deleted the app from their smartphone.
04/24/2017 - 06:58 AM
Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army
A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere. The head of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army's 32nd Infantry Battalion was found 50 meters away from his body in Patikul town in Sulu, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, said. Sobejana said Siraji was probably abducted and executed because of his involvement in peace initiatives in Sulu.
04/23/2017 - 08:01 AM
Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.
04/23/2017 - 02:42 PM
Tips For Paying Off Credit Cards
Here's an overview of some of the best balance-transfer credit cards that can help you save money and pay off your debt fast.
04/23/2017 - 11:00 AM
4-Year-Old Marks Seventh Child To Die From Drug Overdose In One County
His death was likely caused by heroine or prescription pain medication, according to authorities.
04/23/2017 - 10:42 AM
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