Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault
Republican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.
05/26/2017 - 12:47 AM
Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out
The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.
05/25/2017 - 11:51 AM
GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement
A group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
05/25/2017 - 12:30 PM
The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local):
05/25/2017 - 06:04 PM
Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling
Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.
05/26/2017 - 11:46 AM
Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: Cops
Tun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane's service door.
05/26/2017 - 01:56 PM
Hamas executes three over commander's murder
The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP correspondent who attended the executions.
05/25/2017 - 12:19 PM
How Do Muslims Fast On Ramadan?
Ramadan starts this week, and Muslims across the globe are preparing for the holy month during which they fast from sunrise to sunset.
05/26/2017 - 10:00 AM
Cat visits every national park
This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States.
05/26/2017 - 10:53 AM
‘Knuckles turning white’: Macron is a match for the Trump power handshake
Of President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which he has bestowed upon various world leaders since taking office. Trump and the newly elected Macron met in Brussels before a NATO summit and held the customary photo op, complete with an intense handshake.
05/25/2017 - 12:39 PM
Christian school bans 'immoral' pregnant teenager from attending her own graduation
A pregnant teenager - an honour student with straights As - has been branded “immoral” by her school and told she cannot attend its graduation ceremony. Officials at Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland, said Maddi Runkles, 18, was not welcome at the event because she had to be held “accountable for her immorality”. “Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” David Hobbs, the school administrator, said in a statement.
05/25/2017 - 05:03 PM
Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’
Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe at his successor Thursday, telling a Berlin audience that the world cannot “hide behind a wall” — an apparent reference to President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Obama was in Germany for Kirchentag, a conference affiliated with the Protestant church that he attended at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
05/25/2017 - 10:21 AM
Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.
05/27/2017 - 12:31 AM
GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel
Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions.
Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al The suit filed in Detroit's federal court yesterday alleges that GM illegally outfitted 705,000 pickups with defeat devices similar to those deployed by Volkswagen in 11 million cars worldwide, including 565,000 registered in the U.S. The suit covers 2011-2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel. Unlike the lawsuit filed earlier this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this one comes from consumers, not the U.S. Department of Justice. It alleges that GM employed at least three defeat devices that allowed trucks to emit up to five times the legal limit of pollutants while on the road but to keep emissions within legal limits during regulatory tests.
Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al alleges that GM broke a number of racketeering and consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs seek a wide range of compensation, including payouts for lost resale value and buybacks of their vehicles. They're also seeking punitive damages against the automaker. Interestingly, the suit also names German supplier Bosch as a defendant. If the case goes to trial, that could be significant, since Bosch was very closely linked to the Volkswagen scandal. If you follow car news, it probably won't surprise you to learn that plaintiffs in the GM case are represented in part by Hagens Berman law firm, which has been a key player in the Dieselgate settlement and many other auto-related suits. GM has issued a brief statement about the lawsuit that reads, in full:
"These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." It's worth noting that this is one of at least two cases being brought by consumers against GM over its diesel vehicles--the other involving emissions in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel.
Our take Who will prevail? We can't say because, much to some of our mothers' chagrin, we're not lawyers. However, we do know that the case puts GM in an awkward position. If the case goes to trial, it might prove GM's innocence, but GM's name would remain in the headlines for months and potentially years. Being associated with a high-profile case related to diesel emissions fraud at this time in history wouldn't do much for GM's diesel sales. That's a real problem, as GM appears to have banked on cornering the diesel market as other automakers retreat. On the other hand, settling this case (and the one involving the Cruze for that matter) out of court wouldn't do anything to exonerate GM. However, in terms of publicity, it might be for the best. Either way, shareholders will want GM to put the case to rest as soon as possible: stock prices took a plunge yesterday after the lawsuit was filed, though some of that value could be regained in trading today.
05/26/2017 - 10:41 AM
Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.
05/26/2017 - 08:16 PM
Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-grader
During an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.
05/26/2017 - 12:22 PM
El Salvador captures escaped female killer "Boss"
Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11.
05/25/2017 - 06:30 PM
Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports
(Corrects Comey firing to May 9 in fifth paragraph.) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the FBI in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday. Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings in December and other possible interactions with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the investigation. Kushner is the only current White House official known to be considered a key person in the probe, the newspaper reported.
05/26/2017 - 08:28 AM
Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
05/25/2017 - 06:02 PM
Joy Duggar Wedding Details
Here is everything we know about Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s wedding day so far.
05/26/2017 - 09:10 AM
Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.
05/25/2017 - 03:21 PM
The Latest: Coroner's office IDs skydiver as California man
LODI, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a skydiving death in Northern California (all times local):
05/25/2017 - 04:36 PM
Credit Myths That Cost You Money
Credit scores are confusing. You can pay off your student loans and see your credit score drop. You can add significant credit card debt and see your score soar. It's no wonder there are so many misconceptions about how to build or improve credit.
05/26/2017 - 10:10 AM
BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six
This shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series.
05/25/2017 - 01:20 PM
Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.
05/25/2017 - 09:16 PM
Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial
Opening arguments are set to begin June 5.
05/25/2017 - 12:31 PM
Stormy climate at G7 as Trump goes his own way
G7 nations on Saturday were deadlocked over climate change as US President Donald Trump rebuffed pressure to toe the collective line in the club of powerful democracies. Delegates from the Group of Seven leading economies said a closing summit statement to be issued later Saturday would acknowledge only that six members were committing to upholding the Paris climate accord on curbing emissions, while the United States continues to reflect on the matter. G7 leaders began the concluding day of their annual summit in discussions with leaders from Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Tunisia.
05/27/2017 - 07:43 AM
NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: Moscow
Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe.
05/26/2017 - 06:49 AM
Chris Cornell Had Fresh Track Marks On His Arm: Report
While authorities ruled the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman took his own life last week Thursday, his family raised doubts over the findings.
05/26/2017 - 01:41 AM
Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials
Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the U.S. P-3 Orion surveillance plane was 150 miles (240 km) southeast of Hong Kong in international airspace when the Chinese aircraft carried out the unsafe intercept. One Chinese aircraft flew in front of the American plane, restricting its ability to maneuver.
05/26/2017 - 03:28 PM
Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise
Ever wondered what Hawaii’s famous waves look like from the inside? Photographer and non- commissioned officer in the United States Army, Marco Mitre shares the beauty of the shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
05/25/2017 - 11:32 AM
'What you need to know': Jared Kushner
Jared Kushner now a focus of FBI Russian investigation.
05/26/2017 - 02:06 PM
'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown
PHOENIX (AP) — A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up.
05/25/2017 - 08:36 PM
Verizon may have just made the world’s most pointless thing
Someone, somewhere, deep in the bowels of Verizon's marketing department, has apparently read a study saying that the Internet of Things is going to be the next iPhone. This noble Brand Crusader decided that Verizon should be a Thought Leader in this category, and directed the captive team of engineers to make a Product that demonstrates Verizon's commitment to the IoT.
But unfortunately, no one stopped along the way to think about whether this is a thing that anyone will want to buy.
It's called the SmartHub, and it's a 4G LTE modem that turns Verizon's wireless network into a local Wi-Fi network. Verizon positions it as a router for the "smart home," which means it's supposed to connect all your Nests and your Hue bulbs and smart salt shakers to the internet so they can send you endless push notifications.
The SmartHub will do that. But you know what else will do that just fine? Your home Wi-Fi network, which comes in over a cable and is probably faster, more reliable, and far cheaper per gigabyte than Verizon's LTE solution.
Sure, there are definitely people out there who don't have a fixed-line broadband connection. Depending on the year, about 65-70% of all homes have a broadband connection. But I'm willing to make a purely speculative bet that 99.9% of people who have a $200 Wi-Fi connected thermostat also have a home broadband connection. Statistically speaking, most people who don't have home broadband are either poor (in which case they can't afford smart home gadgets), renters who are moving frequently (who aren't allowed to install smart home gadgets), or old (in which case they won't understand why their thermostat now needs an app).
There will be a time in the future, after millimeter-wave 5G becomes common and wireless internet becomes cheap, when you might want to replace your fixed-line broadband with a wireless service. But that day is not today, and no person with a smart home setup is going to run it off an expensive, capacity-limited wireless connection.
Verizon did not return a request to explain who the hell the SmartHub is for.
05/25/2017 - 08:00 PM
Day Care Worker Arrested After Death of 8-Month-Old Girl
Leah Walden faces multiple charges related to the death of Reese Bowman.
05/25/2017 - 04:46 PM
Donald Trump vows to find and punish source of 'deeply troubling' Manchester attack leaks
Donald Trump has called the US leaks of evidence relating to the Manchester attack investigation “deeply troubling” and has vowed “to get to the bottom” of them. Mr Trump appeared to be trying to halt an escalating diplomatic spat with the UK, with Theresa May having made clear that the “trust” between the two nations was at stake as a number of senior political and police figures expressed their dismay at the release of such sensitive information. Mr Trump said he had instructed the Department of Justice to launch a full investigation into the leaks and “if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.
05/25/2017 - 10:38 AM
US-led Syria strikes kills scores of relatives of IS fighters
Dozens of relatives of Islamic State group fighters were killed Friday in Syria in US-led strikes, regime or Russian raids, after the UN urged nations striking the jihadists to protect civilians. Raids by the US-led coalition have pounded IS positions across Iraq and Syria since the jihadist group claimed responsibility for the devastating bombing of a concert in Manchester on Monday. Scores of civilians, many of them families of IS members, have been killed in bombing raids in recent days on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen, held by IS since 2014.
05/26/2017 - 03:22 PM
G7 masks, Zuckerberg, volcano and more — it happened today: May 25 in pictures
Protesters wear masks depicting the leaders of the G7 countries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during Harvard University commencement exercises and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.
05/25/2017 - 03:19 PM
Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis
A statistical review of immigrant screenings done by Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) determined that around 15 percent of the 4 million illegal immigrants in seven southern U.S. states had grounds to apply for legal status based on fears of persecution in their homeland, family ties or other factors. The percentage of the 11 million illegal immigrants across the country who might be eligible to stay in the United States could be even higher, according to University of California at San Diego political scientist Tom Wong, who conducted the analysis for CLINIC. "As we ramp up immigration enforcement in the United States, we should take this figure and remind ourselves that we shouldn't deport first and then ask questions," Wong said in a telephone interview.
05/25/2017 - 09:19 PM
Here's Why Bitcoin Prices Are Skyrocketing
Cryptocurrency... so hot right now. Bitcoin surges above $2,700. Economic shifts in China are one of many factors propelling cryptocurrency to record-breaking prices.
05/25/2017 - 01:28 PM
2 toddlers found dead in hot car in North Texas
Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood.
05/26/2017 - 11:39 PM
Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US
SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.
05/25/2017 - 10:22 AM
Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial
CINCINNATI (AP) — The jury in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag, because a judge ruled Friday that the garment is too prejudicial.
05/26/2017 - 03:39 PM
How to Maintain and Repair Your Gas Grill
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Whether you’ve been using it all year or haven’t touched it in months, you should give your grill the once-over before t...
05/26/2017 - 09:25 AM
Minya bus shooting: Donald Trump says 'bloodletting of Christians must end' after 28 die in Egypt gun attack
Donald Trump has said "the bloodletting of Christians must end" in a statement responding to the attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. "This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls. Wherever innocent blood is spilled, a wound is inflicted upon humanity," Mr Trump said.
05/26/2017 - 04:34 PM
Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city
Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. An initial rampage by gunmen who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group through the mainly Muslim city of Marawi on Tuesday prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial law across the southern third of the Philippines. "We are using surgical airstrikes," local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera told reporters in Marawi shortly before big clouds of black smoke rose from a bombed area near the provincial government building.
05/25/2017 - 11:17 AM
New video gives us an incredible look at Tesla’s Model 3
A brand new video of a Tesla Model 3 release candidate out on the open road provides us with our crispest look yet at Tesla's highly anticipated EV. Indeed, with Model 3 production still on track to begin in July, it's no surprise that Tesla has ramped up road testing in recent weeks, and in turn, we've seen a seemingly endless stream of Model 3 spy shots and videos surface online as of late.
The most recent video comes to us via the Northern California Dashcam YouTube account and depicts a white Model 3 cruising along the highway near the San Mateo bridge. While it's hard to take anything away from the video with respect to what the final version of the car is going to look like, the video nonetheless provides us with a high quality and detailed look at what may very well be the most highly anticipated car release in years.
Say what you will, but it's hard to deny that the Model 3 is an impressively sleek car given its entry-level price of $35,000.
The video doesn't provide us with a clear look at the Model 3 interior, which is unfortunate given that there's still a lot we don't know about what the Model 3 is going to look like from the inside. While we know that there will be a 15-inch touchscreen on the center dash, there are still unanswered questions regarding the fit and finish options Tesla will make available on the Model 3. That said, a recent spy shot did reveal a Model 3 interior with a wood trim, strongly suggesting that the interior we saw when Tesla first unveiled the Model 3 won't be as barren and boring as we thought.
That spy shot can be seen below.
For what it's worth, Musk last year also promised that the steering wheel would see some substantial enhancements.
Lastly, Tesla earlier this week confirmed a number of Model 3 details, including a base-level range of 215 miles and a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.
05/26/2017 - 03:26 PM
Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday inaugurated the country's longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam. The 9.15 km (5.7 mile) Dhola-Sadiya bridge, strong enough to carry a 60-tonne battle tank, will reduce travel times from Assam to the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh whose territory is partly claimed by China. "The inauguration of the bridge marks the end of a long wait for the people of this area," Modi's office quoted him as saying in a speech, adding the bridge "opens the door for economic development on a big scale".
05/26/2017 - 04:01 AM
Scientists Watch Star Collapse Into Black Hole
A star suffered an epic fail when it quietly collapsed into a black hole instead of exploding in a brilliant supernova.
05/25/2017 - 04:19 PM
BlackBerry, Qualcomm decide on final amount to resolve royalty dispute
Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday that U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay the software maker $940 million, including interest and legal fees, to settle a royalty dispute. Qualcomm had said in April that it would have to refund BlackBerry $814.9 million, plus interest and attorneys' fees, in an arbitration over royalties for certain past sales. The dispute between the two companies started in 2016 following Qualcomm's agreement to cap certain royalties applied to payments made by BlackBerry under a licensing deal.
05/26/2017 - 08:56 AM
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