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  • Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Hits Trump White House Right In The Balls

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:12:19 -0400

    Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Hits Trump White House Right In The Balls> .@secupp just now on @HLNTV: "I for one hope Nikki Haley is looking to run


  • One killed after Southwest jet engine exploded in flight

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:40:52 -0400

    One killed after Southwest jet engine exploded in flightPieces of the engine of a Southwest Airlines plane blew apart Tuesday, piercing through the plane like bullets and shattering a window. One passenger partially sucked out of the plane as others tried desperately to pull her back inside.


  • Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:50 -0400

    Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: LawyerA lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of


  • Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:50:41 -0400

    Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating EnzymeA Japanese waste dump is an unlikely location for what may be a huge


  • Is the F-35 Now the Ultimate Drone Killer?

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0400

    Is the F-35 Now the Ultimate Drone Killer?An F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at once. Previous test data and observers have confirmed the F-35 identified and targeted the drone with its mission systems sensors, passed the target ‘track’ information to the missile, enabled the pilot to verify targeting information using the high off-boresight capability of the helmet mounted display and launched the AIM-9X from the aircraft to engage the target drone, a statement from the F-35 JPO said. When a single F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at the same time with air-to-air missiles, the emerging 5th Gen fighter transitioned into a new era for offensive attack missions.


  • Barbara Bush delivers Wellesley College Commencement speech

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:33:51 -0400

    Barbara Bush delivers Wellesley College Commencement speechWhile serving as the Commencement Speaker for Wellesley College in 1990, Barbara Bush addressed the importance of family.


  • Saudi renews offer to deploy troops to Syria

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:00:55 -0400

    Saudi renews offer to deploy troops to SyriaSaudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir reaffirmed on Tuesday the kingdom's willingness to deploy troops to Syria as part of US-led efforts to stabilise the conflict-torn country. "We are in discussions with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis (in 2011) about sending forces into Syria," Jubeir said at a press conference in Riyadh with UN chief Antonio Guterres. The comments were in response to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that US President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to assemble an Arab force, including troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to replace a US military contingent in Syria.


  • Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing Facility

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:16:37 -0400

    Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing FacilityFour baboons held at a Texas biomedical research facility briefly escaped on


  • 60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:23:00 -0400

    60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts


  • Comey book says he threatened to call for a special counsel over Clinton emails

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:43:00 -0400

    Comey book says he threatened to call for a special counsel over Clinton emailsFBI Director James Comey nearly called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in the spring of 2016 after Clinton’s lawyers refused on the grounds of attorney-client privilege to turn over their laptops for examination by the bureau’s agents.


  • Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:20:45 -0400

    Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knotsCarol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own.


  • 7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary School

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:11:05 -0400

    7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary SchoolA Maryland elementary school says seven students removed the blades found in pencil sharpeners to cut themselves in class.


  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens May Have Committed A Felony: AG

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:26:55 -0400

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens May Have Committed A Felony: AGThe Missouri attorney general's office has uncovered "evidence of potential


  • Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:27:32 -0400

    Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in PrisonMelina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media


  • Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:21 -0400

    Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted ReporterOne of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group


  • Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:40 -0400

    Iran's Khamenei quits TelegramIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.


  • NYC Removes Statue Honoring 19th Century Surgeon Who Experimented On Female Slaves

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:01:50 -0400

    NYC Removes Statue Honoring 19th Century Surgeon Who Experimented On Female SlavesNew York City workers removed a Central Park statue on Tuesday commemorating


  • Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:59:38 -0400

    Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his imageTOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be trying out a new tactic to boost the image of his authoritarian regime — he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life.


  • Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYT

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:54:32 -0400

    Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYTRachel Maddow shares breaking news from the New York Times that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wanted Donald Trump to get congressional approval before military strikes on Syria but was overruled by Trump.


  • Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:32:44 -0400

    Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So AbruptlyWASHINGTON ― It's been a mystery why Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) abruptly


  • Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengers

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:35:00 -0400

    Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengersAudio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.


  • New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:45 -0400

    New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to voteNew York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.


  • Inside Barbara Bush's Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:25:48 -0400

    Inside Barbara Bush's Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American PoliticsShe seemed to walk the line between the necessarily supporting nature of the role and the personal activism expected of a First Lady


  • This Trend In Dating Is The 'Worst Decision Any Single Can Make'

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:01:57 -0400

    This Trend In Dating Is The 'Worst Decision Any Single Can Make'If you're single and looking for love, you've probably had nights that played


  • Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:23:57 -0400

    Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining ISIraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country's defeat of IS. Djamila Boutoutaou, a 29-year-old of Algerian origin, told a Baghdad court that she left France with her husband, a rapper. Boutoutaou, who appeared in court wearing a brown headscarf, said she and her two children had been forced to live in a "cave".


  • Starbucks in Los Angeles accused of racism in bathroom incident

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:41:47 -0400

    Starbucks in Los Angeles accused of racism in bathroom incidentAnother incident of alleged racial bias at Starbucks is stirring outrage. A black man claims he was denied access to a bathroom at a Los Angeles store, even though a white man was given the entry code. Neither were paying customers. Michelle Miller reports.


  • Sean Hannity Defends Not Disclosing Link To Michael Cohen: 'I Have A Right To Privacy'

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:39:16 -0400

    Sean Hannity Defends Not Disclosing Link To Michael Cohen: 'I Have A Right To Privacy'## TOP STORIES


  • Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:50:21 -0400

    Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean WarSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States.


  • Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New Bill

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:38:08 -0400

    Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New BillWASHINGTON ― The Republican food stamp bill would cut benefit spending by


  • Second Southwest airlines flight forced to make emergency landing after bird strike

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:40:00 -0400

    Second Southwest airlines flight forced to make emergency landing after bird strikeAnother Southwest Airlines flight has been forced to make an emergency landing, this time in Nashville, Tennessee, as a result of a bird strike. The airline told CBS News about the Phoenix, Arizona-bound flight: "We've confirmed flight 577 departing Nashville experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff," adding that its "local Nashville Employees are working diligently to accommodate those passengers on to their destination". The aircraft has been taken out for service for maintenance just one day after a disastrous emergency landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday.


  • Sanctions batter Rusal's overseas supply chain, restructuring seen

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:18:42 -0400

    Sanctions batter Rusal's overseas supply chain, restructuring seenBy Eric Onstad and Polina Devitt LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Rusal may be forced to divest most of its portfolio of overseas operations if the aluminum giant cannot restructure them to evade U.S. sanctions and ensure a flow of raw materials. U.S. sanctions imposed against key allies of Russian President Putin have already started to cripple United Company Rusal's extensive string of international operations from Sweden to Guinea to Australia. Rusal, the world's second biggest aluminum producer behind China Hongqiao Group Ltd, is heavily dependent on its international network of mines and refineries.


  • Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile?

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:19:00 -0400

    Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile?Anti-ship precision strike missile DF-26 fully combat ready amid Pentagon's raid on Syria. Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile? The US-led coordinated strikes on Syria last week, in response to the Assad regime’s suspected use of chemical weapons, has given the Chinese military more impetus to develop its own precision airborne strike systems.


  • Johnny Galecki Returns To 'Roseanne' And Reuniting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:56:12 -0400

    Johnny Galecki Returns To 'Roseanne' And Reuniting Is Such Sweet SorrowJohnny Galecki's character David made a much-anticipated return to the


  • 28 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:04:00 -0400

    28 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes


  • Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:23:20 -0400

    Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in PhilippinesA former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, prosecutors said. Ex-soldier Joseph Manuel Hunter, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were convicted of charges including murder-for-hire, which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan. "Obviously, we're disappointed, but respect the jury's verdict," said Robert Ray, a lawyer for Stillwell, adding he planned to appeal.


  • Ferrari 488 Pista vs Lamborghini Huracan Performante: The Numbers

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:45:31 -0400

    Ferrari 488 Pista vs Lamborghini Huracan Performante: The NumbersLighter, faster, cooler versions of already cool, already quick supercars. So which one wins the Top Trumps numbers game?


  • Trump Calls Stormy Daniels Threat Claim 'A Total Con Job'

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:32:55 -0400

    Trump Calls Stormy Daniels Threat Claim 'A Total Con Job'President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Stormy Daniels' claim that a man


  • 12 of the Weirdest Special Edition Cars Ever Made

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0400

    12 of the Weirdest Special Edition Cars Ever Made


  • New Mexico mourns bank executive killed on Southwest plane

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:52:11 -0400

    New Mexico mourns bank executive killed on Southwest planeFamily, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York.


  • The Latest: Russia clashes again with US, allies over Syria

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:37:47 -0400

    The Latest: Russia clashes again with US, allies over SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — The latest on developments in Syria (all times local):


  • Jerry Brown: California Won't Roll Back Auto Emissions Standards

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:54:57 -0400

    Jerry Brown: California Won't Roll Back Auto Emissions StandardsWASHINGTON ― California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday expressed confidence


  • Germany hits brakes on Macron's European dreams

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:19:39 -0400

    Germany hits brakes on Macron's European dreamsFrench President Emmanuel Macron's vision for a stronger European Union may be in tatters as a growing rift emerges with Germany on everything from defence to his plans for deeper eurozone integration. Less than a year after his stunning election win on a pro-EU platform, Macron's hopes of pushing through his bold post-Brexit reforms with Chancellor Angela Merkel by his side are facing a cold dose of reality. "Macron's European initiative is as dead as a dormouse," Der Spiegel news weekly wrote ahead of the Frenchman's visit to Berlin Thursday, a chance for both leaders to take stock of the stalled reform process.


  • The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state park

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:58:41 -0400

    The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state parkHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on relief efforts after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island in Kauai leaving hundreds stranded (all times local):


  • Lois Riess on the Run: Authorities Ramp Up Search for Alleged Look-Alike Killer

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:50:34 -0400

    Lois Riess on the Run: Authorities Ramp Up Search for Alleged Look-Alike KillerU.S. Marshals have joined in the investigation of the woman wanted in two slayings.


  • Queen Elizabeth II's last royal corgi passes away

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:12:19 -0400

    Queen Elizabeth II's last royal corgi passes awayThe end of an era. Queen Elizabeth II's last royal corgi, Willow, has reportedly passed away, the Daily Mail reports. The dog was apparently put to sleep on Sunday after a battle with cancer, and royal sources allegedly told the Mail that the queen is taking it "extremely hard." SEE ALSO: David Attenborough laughing with the Queen is more British than 75% of tea-drinkers Willow is the last remaining descendant of a long line of royal corgis bred from the Queen's beloved first dog, Susan. After the queen took a liking to a corgi brought home by her father King George VI in 1933, she was gifted her own, thus beginning a tradition of royal corgis.  In the decades since, corgis have become synonymous with the queen. She was even photographed with her beloved dogs – including Willow – for Vanity Fair in 2016. (The pup's sitting bottom left, FYI.) A new photograph of The Queen at home at Windsor Castle, taken by Annie Leibovitz, will feature in @VanityFair in celebration of #Queenat90 A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily) on May 31, 2016 at 5:35am PDT The Queen is 90! #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty #Queenat90 The Queen with her beloved pets Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly at #WindsorCastle A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:39pm PDT Willow's death marks the end of the line as, per The Telegraph, the queen has stopped breeding her corgis. But worry not – the queen isn't totally without royal canine companions. As the Daily Mail reports, she still has her "dorgis" Vulcan and Candy, both crosses between a dachshund and a corgi. In Willow's memory, please enjoy this regal corgi tea party we held back when the queen took the title of longest-reigning monarch.


  • Nikki Haley Hits Back After Trump Undermines Her

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:43:39 -0400

    Nikki Haley Hits Back After Trump Undermines Her## TOP STORIES


  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury New Teaser Shows Tea Set

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:10:35 -0400

    Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury New Teaser Shows Tea SetThe concept is expected to preview a Maybach-branded GLS being prepared for the SUV's next generation.


  • Amazon launches new app feature targeting international shoppers

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:58:17 -0400

    Amazon launches new app feature targeting international shoppersInternational shipping is already an option on many orders from Amazon's U.S. website but the new services are aimed at easing the process. The feature, which was announced late on Tuesday, will display pricing, shipping costs and import duty estimates, with Amazon managing courier services and customs clearance. In a statement, Amazon said customers using the new function will be able to shop in five languages - English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German, and Brazilian Portuguese - and will be able to make purchases in 25 currencies.


  • Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With Iran

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:23:55 -0400

    Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With IranTehran and Moscow are becoming the arbiters of the Middle East — and Israel’s relationship with both is growing increasingly tense.


  • The Latest: Colorado Springs Airport to reopen after fire

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:01:36 -0400

    The Latest: Colorado Springs Airport to reopen after fireCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that damaged the terminal at Colorado Springs Airport (all times local):