Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: report
President Barack Obama’s team reportedly debated dozens of options for making Moscow pay for attempting to influence and discredit last year’s presidential election.
06/23/2017 - 10:31 AM
As Stores Close Nationwide, Summer Retail Jobs for Teens Dry Up
That summer job at the mall may be a thing of the past as the industry has been hit with massive losses this year. Many of those jobs are now in warehouses, in shipping and handling.
06/23/2017 - 11:42 AM
Black off-duty cop shot by colleague while responding to car crash
A complex situation involving a car crash and three sets of police led to the shooting of a black officer by a white one in St. Louis.
06/23/2017 - 02:52 PM
Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country
Nationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.
06/24/2017 - 11:31 AM
Grandmother, 81, Sparks Police Chase After Driving Wrong Way While on Coffee Run
Nancy Strader was arrested and spent 14 hours in jail.
06/23/2017 - 05:16 PM
Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.
06/23/2017 - 01:49 PM
Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest
An emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.
06/23/2017 - 11:03 AM
Suicide Bomber Planning To Attack Mecca's Grand Mosque Blew Himself Up
Just days ahead of Eid Al-Fitr, Saudi Arabia law enforcement officials said a man who was planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blew himself up after being surrounded by police.
06/24/2017 - 04:25 AM
The Knives Are Out for South Korea’s Robber Barons
Business clans have dominated the country's economy for decades — but their time may finally be up.
06/23/2017 - 03:52 PM
White House wants more ‘outrage’ over Johnny Depp comments
The White House spoke against suggestions of violence by an actor and a play but said less against similar remarks last year by a campaign supporter.
06/23/2017 - 03:35 PM
Deadly landslide in southwestern China
Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby.
06/24/2017 - 11:39 AM
Trump vs. Medicaid
Despite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."
06/23/2017 - 03:16 PM
Who Is Mohammed Bin Salman?
Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince has earned a reputation at home as a reformer and has called for a loosening of some conservative social restrictions.
06/23/2017 - 08:41 AM
US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post
Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.
06/24/2017 - 01:39 AM
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive
Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will be jetting in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and a gaggle of journalists will greet the VIPs as LH8415 pulls to a stop on the tarmac of Schoenefeld airport.
06/24/2017 - 04:55 AM
Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.
06/23/2017 - 08:50 PM
Protesters to target Gay Pride marches
Protesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.
06/23/2017 - 04:37 PM
Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies
"The one thing we knew was to expect the unknown."
06/23/2017 - 12:58 PM
Ex-Homeland Security head: Trump is ‘sending signals’ that Russian hacking is tolerated
Former Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson said that President Trump is “sending signals” that Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election is acceptable.
06/23/2017 - 09:43 AM
White police officer shoots off-duty black officer in St Louis
A black off-duty police officer has been shot by a white colleague who “feared for his safety” in the US. The St Louis Metropolitan Police Department described the shooting as a “friendly fire incident” but the injured officer’s lawyer said he had been “automatically feared” as a black man. Acting police commissioner Lawrence O’Toole said officers were pursuing a stolen car when three suspects inside opened fire on Wednesday night.
06/24/2017 - 06:30 AM
What happened when Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2
Officials in North Korea say Warmbier took a poster down from a staff-only floor of the hotel he was staying in.
06/23/2017 - 09:31 PM
What are Church Hats?
06/23/2017 - 12:46 PM
More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks
Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 37 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram district, a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt. Local official Nasrullah Khan told AFP that the first blast detonated as the market was crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.
06/23/2017 - 03:29 PM
UAE sees 'parting of ways' if Qatar does not accept Arab demands
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways". The 13-point list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations. The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy, which has reflected the clout generated by its vast natural gas and oil wealth but incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as mortal threats to their dynastic rule.
06/24/2017 - 10:40 AM
Inside the Sprawling Compound That Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs and His 79 Wives Called Home
Jeffs' 65th wife, Brielle Decker, took Inside Edition on a tour of the Utah compound.
06/23/2017 - 05:03 PM
Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police march
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Cities Pride Parade organizers apologized Friday for asking law enforcement to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis due to tensions over the shooting of Philando Castile, and said officers are welcome to march after all.
06/23/2017 - 03:55 PM
2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An Amateur
These are some of the most visually striking things related to space.
06/24/2017 - 07:00 AM
Trump’s Cuba Policy and the Return of the American Boogeyman
The president is a master of political theater.
06/23/2017 - 05:47 PM
Minnesota police officer's brutal arrest of driver was 'disturbing', ACLU says
A Minnesota arrest in which a driver was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly punched and kneed by a police officer was a “disturbing and completely unnecessary” example of an excessive use of force, the state ACLU has said. Video recently obtained by the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU shows Buffalo Ridge drug taskforce agent Joe Joswiak initiating a traffic stop with his gun leveled at the driver’s seat of the vehicle, shouting expletives at the driver, and violently removing him from the vehicle – seemingly before he had a chance to comply with the officer’s commands.
06/23/2017 - 01:19 PM
Invasive Asian carp found in waterway beyond Great Lakes barriers
(Reuters) - A single live Asian carp, a species of invasive fish that has infested the Mississippi River and is seen as a threat to the Great Lakes, has been caught in a waterway beyond a barrier designed to keep them out, state officials said on Friday. The 28-inch (71-cm), eight-pound (3.6-kg) silver carp was discovered in the Illinois Waterway on Thursday in a gill net being used by a commercial fisher, according to a joint statement by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee. The fish was caught nine miles (14 kg) from Lake Michigan, marking the second time in eight years of monitoring that a silver or bighead Asian carp has been found behind electric barriers, the two agencies said.
06/23/2017 - 07:30 PM
This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast Cancer
A new study conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health found a connection between hair dye and relaxer usage and an increased chance of developing breast cancer. The results show that way these products affect you has a lot to do with your race. The study found that African-American women who used dark brown or black hair dyes saw a 51 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer. These products also led to a 72 percent increase specifically in estrogen-positive ...
06/24/2017 - 06:41 AM
Death toll from multiple Pakistan attacks rises to 57
The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. Officials in Quetta said the number of dead had risen by one to 14 after a blast in the southwestern city which targeted police. The attack was claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State group and by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban, according to the SITE monitoring group, though there was no immediate explanation for the dual claims.
06/24/2017 - 11:14 AM
Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen.
06/24/2017 - 03:29 AM
One Dead and One Injured After Small Plane Crashed Into Daycare Center
The daycare was not open during the crash and no employees were on scene.
06/24/2017 - 12:59 PM
China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary
President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony's return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists. It will be Xi's first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the Communist Party became president in 2013. The Chinese leader will also take part in the inauguration of the fifth administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the semi-autonomous city's government.
06/24/2017 - 11:43 PM
Michelle Carter Spotted First Time In Public After Guilty Verdict
Photos of the 20-year-old Massachusetts woman, who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, were posted by Daily Mail on Thursday.
06/23/2017 - 09:11 AM
Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the world
Donald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.
06/24/2017 - 01:44 PM
Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was Coerced
The Seventh Court of Appeals agreed with a judge's earlier decision that Dassey was intimidated into a confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.
06/23/2017 - 12:35 PM
12 Bizarre Kitchen Ingredients That Get Rid Of Stains Fast
06/23/2017 - 11:54 AM
If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer
By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph", or overall commander of Muslims. Russia's defense ministry said last week Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike in Syria and Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian parliamentarian on Friday as saying the likelihood that he had been killed was close to 100 percent.
06/24/2017 - 06:49 AM
AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.
06/24/2017 - 05:30 AM
Dinosaurs That Once Roamed Antarctica 'Live' Again in Exhibits and Film
But nearly 200 million years ago, Antarctica was very different. There were no polar ice caps, it was far warmer and wetter than it is now, and its lush, forest environments were inhabited by a variety of animals — including dinosaurs. Scientists dedicated to uncovering Antarctic dinosaur fossils spend months at a time camped on glaciers and digging in a frozen desert in order to excavate and reconstruct beasts that lived in the distant past.
06/23/2017 - 09:42 AM
Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia
Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said. "They arrived late last night and went straight to the hotel in Ubud," a local military commander, I Gede Widiyana, told AFP.
06/24/2017 - 02:22 AM
Amber Alert Not Issued For Missing Texas Teen Kaytlynn Cargill
After 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill's body was found in a garbage landfill in Texas on Thursday, the question was raised why officials did not issue an Amber Alert for the teen girl's case.
06/24/2017 - 05:52 AM
Emmanuel Macron teams up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Donald Trump on climate change
Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzeneggar has teamed up French President Emmanuel Macron in a new video pledging to make "the planet great again" in a swipe at US President Donald Trump. Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. Mr Macron - who along with a number of other European leaders has decried the decision to have America withdraw from the deal - has called on US scientists to emigrate to France.
06/24/2017 - 10:06 AM
Curious wild seal checking out a snorkeler is amazing and nerve-wracking
Few people get to experience the glory of nature up close and personal. SEE ALSO: Dolphins prove they're the coolest animals alive by hydroplaning on the shore Blogger and Adventurer Lizzie Carr was snorkeling off the southwest coast of England in the Isle of Scilly with a group of friends when she captured the amazing moment a curious seal swam up to greet them. In the video she posted to Instagram, the wild animal investigated Carr's fellow snorkeler using its whiskers and — more frighteningly — its teeth. A post shared by Lizzie Carr (@lizzie_outside) on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:56am PDT The wild seal used its toothy mouth to examine the snorkeler's head, but Carr dispelled any worry about the encounter in her post. "Don't worry — he's being friendly," she wrote. "Seals use their whiskers and mouths to judge size, shape and textures." "The cheeky seal was so inquisitive and playful. He just wanted to play. When he started to lay on top of us we soon realised he was after a little tummy rub." That magic moment you and your mates get photobombed by a seal. Only on Scillies! #scillyseal #oneofthegang #readyforthewild A post shared by Lizzie Carr (@lizzie_outside) on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:24am PDT Although this closer encounter is pretty amazing to watch, it's preferably done from a distance. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association warns against getting too close to wild seals for that picture perfect selfie. "Getting too close to a wild animal puts you—and the animal—at risk," said the NOAA. "Seals have powerful jaws, and can leave a lasting impression." Thankfully, no one in Carr's group was injured. WATCH: Algae emitting eerie blue glow makes this beach look otherworldy
06/23/2017 - 09:34 AM
Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China
A prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.
06/23/2017 - 04:24 PM
Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger
Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.
06/23/2017 - 12:08 PM
India's Infosys says reassessing long-term goals due to tougher market
Infosys Ltd, India's second-biggest software services exporter, is re-evaluating its long-term targets because tougher market conditions have made them appear "daunting", the company's chairman said on Saturday. Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka had said earlier that the IT services company was likely to struggle to reach its ambitious $20 billion revenue target by 2020 due to a challenging market environment. "The 2020 goals certainly appear daunting in the timeframe in which these goals have been talked about because of the kind of headwinds and the shift in marketplace that we have seen," company chairman R. Seshasayee told his last annual meeting before his planned retirement in May next year.
06/24/2017 - 12:28 PM
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