NK Foreign Minister to UN: Trump’s ‘Insults’ Make Attack 'Inevitable’
In startling remarks made at the United Nations on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister said the escalating rhetoric increased the chances of a conflict.
09/23/2017 - 12:07 PM
Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'
When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.
09/24/2017 - 09:01 AM
1 Dead, Multiple People Injured In Shooting At Tennessee Church: Police
One person was killed and seven others injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area of Tennessee, police said.
09/24/2017 - 02:10 PM
Trump Withdraws Invitation to Stephen Curry, NFL Players Speak Out Against Remarks
The Golden State Warriors said Saturday the team would not go to the White House after President Trump tweeted, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
09/23/2017 - 12:09 PM
Ted Cruz Says He's Leaning No On The New Obamacare Repeal Bill
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says that he and a fellow conservative senator are inclined to oppose a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, making it even less likely that Senate Republican leaders will find the votes to get the proposal through the chamber.
09/24/2017 - 01:40 PM
Red faces as Russia's Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun
Workers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. The sculptor, Salavat Shtsherbakoff, has acknowledged his mistake," the state-supported Russian Military History Society, which backed the monument, told TASS news agency Friday. The erroneous drawing was of an StG44 -- for Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle), a name reputedly conferred by Hitler himself.
09/23/2017 - 06:48 AM
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.
09/23/2017 - 11:58 PM
Companies Look to Bridge U.S. ‘Middle Skills’ Gap
Companies like Toyota, Boeing, General Motors and Dow Chemical are all starting or expanding specialized job training programs to bridge the gap in technical skills for "middle skills jobs."
09/23/2017 - 12:16 PM
Fintech Could Sway The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Palestinian mogul Bashar Masri talks tech, money and peace in the MidEast.
09/23/2017 - 08:00 AM
Germany's Syrian refugees celebrate Merkel win but fear rise of far-right
By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Syrian refugees rejoiced on Sunday at the news that Angela Merkel had secured a fourth term as German chancellor, but said they were alarmed by the rise of the far-right AfD party, which they feared could push her to tighten asylum rules. "We prayed that Merkel would win," said Fatima al-Haidar, a mother of two from Damascus. The conservatives bled support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), which entered parliament for the first time as the third-biggest party, cashing in on anger at Merkel's decision to welcome more than 1.3 million refugees.
09/24/2017 - 04:19 PM
Kylie Jenner Gives BFF Jordyn Woods a Mercedes-Benz for Her Birthday Amid Pregnancy News
Kylie Jenner may be pregnant with her first child, but on Friday it was all about her BFF Jordyn Woods
09/23/2017 - 11:52 AM
Dog Hoards Money So She Can Pay For Treats Herself
Holly the dog doesn’t beg for treats — she pays for them.
09/23/2017 - 12:06 PM
Donald Trump Repeats Call For NFL Boycott To Stop Anthem Protests
In a pair of early-morning tweets, President Donald Trump once again encouraged football fans to boycott the NFL if the league does not “fire or suspend” players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racism.
09/24/2017 - 10:26 AM
These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election
The Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.
09/23/2017 - 04:00 PM
'Hallelujah.' Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case
"She's waiting on the other side"
09/23/2017 - 11:11 AM
New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City
A strong 6.2-magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week's earlier earthquake had to suspend work. "This time we didn't feel the ground move... maybe since the last one we're getting used to them," said Pablo Martinez, who had run out of his central apartment block with his 6-year-old daughter in his arms. At some Mexico City sites rescue workers were still discussing whether to return to their task of trying to reach survivors of Tuesday's quake believe to be buried under debris in three sites in the city.
09/23/2017 - 10:59 AM
Marriott refuses to cancel conference booking by anti-Muslim hate group
The Marriot hotel group are refusing to cancel an event organised by one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in America. ACT for America was launched as a response to the 9/11 attacks and it has been accused of existing “to advance anti-Muslim legislation and spread hate speech,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group, which claims to have 750,000 members and 1,000 volunteer groups, is holding its national two-day conference on 2 October in Arlington, Virginia, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway hotel.
09/23/2017 - 06:50 AM
The Radioactive Puppies Of Chernobyl Are Finally Getting The Help They Need
A viral video this week sheds light on a heart-rending situation: The radioactive puppies and dogs of Chernobyl.
09/23/2017 - 02:21 PM
Ted Cruz joins Republicans ranged against Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill
The Trump administration’s latest efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appeared to be disintegrating over the weekend, as a growing number of Republican senators indicated they would vote against the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill. Maine Republican Susan Collins looked all but certain to oppose the bill, while Texas senator Ted Cruz also warned on Sunday he would not vote for the legislation in its current form and said he believed Utah senator Mike Lee would follow his lead in opposing.
09/24/2017 - 10:06 AM
Prison riot in central California leaves one inmate dead, eight others wounded
Prison guards fired rubber bullets and pepper spray to quell a riot on Sunday involving more than 160 inmates at a central California penitentiary in which one prisoner was stabbed to death and eight others wounded, state corrections officials said. No staff members were injured in the disturbance, which erupted shortly before 11 a.m. at the California Men's Colony near San Luis Obispo, and took less than 10 minutes to bring under control, said Lieutenant Monica Ayon, the prison spokeswoman.
09/24/2017 - 09:15 PM
Prince Harry and Melania Trump Meet at the Royal’s Third Annual Invictus Games
Melania Trump took a trip to Toronto, Canada, to meet with Prince Harry on Saturday ahead of the Opening Ceremony for the third annual Invictus Games
09/23/2017 - 03:21 PM
President Vs. Players: Trump's Comments 'Uniting' NFL Owners, Athletes
Rich Lowry, Stephen Henderson, Stephanie Cutter and Eliana Johnson are joined on the MTP Panel along with Mike Tirico from NBC Sports to discuss NFL protests during the National Anthem.
09/24/2017 - 02:25 AM
US health secretary suspends use of chartered jets following spending row
Tom Price, the US Health and Human Services Secretary, is to halt taxpayer-funded trips on private jets pending an internal review of his travel arrangements. Mr Price, a key ally of Donald Trump charged with helping to repeal Obamacare, came under fire when it emerged that he and his department had spent more than $300,000 (£222,000) on charter flights. Speaking on Fox News Mr Price said the use of private jets would be suspended while the programme is examined by Daniel Levinson, the department's inspector general. “We’ve heard the criticism. We’ve heard the concerns. We take that very seriously and have taken it to heart,” Mr Price said. He added that he would co-operate fully with the investigation. But Mr Price denied extravagance, saying that the figures related to 11 trips over an eight-month period and related to both the recent hurricanes and the opioid crisis sweeping the United States. On other occasions, Mr Price added, he and his staff, did use commercial flights and on occasion travelled by road, undertaking car trips lasting several hours. Five ways Donald Trumps healthcare plan is different from Obamacare We welcome this review,” Mr Price said. “We want to make certain that we have the full confidence of not just this administration, but the American people.” Critics accused Mr Price of using private jets when cheaper commercial flights were available. They pointed out that Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kathleen Sebelius, who held the post under Barack Obama, did not use private jets. Charmaine Yoest, Mr Price's assistant secretary for public affairs, previously defended his use of private jets. “This is Secretary Price, getting outside of D.C., making sure he is connected with the real American people,” she said. “Wasting four hours in an airport and having the secretary cancel his event is not a good use of taxpayer money."
09/23/2017 - 07:19 PM
Police Shootings Are Killing Latinos
Latinos involved in police shootings have been widely underrepresented in the past few years.
09/23/2017 - 07:50 AM
US strikes IS camp in Libya, killing 17: official
US forces carried out six "precision air strikes" against an Islamic State camp in Libya, killing 17 people, the US Africa Command said Sunday. The command said the air strikes were conducted on Friday, in coordination with Libya's Government of National Accord, hitting a desert camp 150 miles (240 kilometers) southeast of the city of Sirte. The air strikes were believed to be the first in Libya by US forces since US President Donald Trump took office in January.
09/24/2017 - 12:16 PM
Here Are Some Ways People Disrespect The Flag Daily Based On Flag Code
President Donald Trump accused athletes on Friday of disrespecting the American flag by silently protesting, but taking a knee isn’t covered in the U.S. Flag Code’s respect section.
09/24/2017 - 12:56 AM
Saudi Arabia marks national day with fireworks, concerts
With iconic buildings bathed in green light and planned cultural shows, concerts and fireworks, Saudi Arabia geared up to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the kingdom on Saturday. Car stereos blared patriotic songs as citizens began racing through the streets of the capital Riyadh at midnight in cars bedecked with the national flag to mark the annual event in the kingdom, founded in the 1930s. The national day celebration coincides with a crucial time for Saudi Arabia, which is in a battle for regional influence with arch-rival Iran, bogged down in a controversial military intervention in neighbouring Yemen and at loggerheads with fellow US Gulf ally Qatar.
09/23/2017 - 11:36 AM
The Iraqi City Set to Implode if the Kurds Vote for Independence
Tension are high in the disputed city of Kirkuk ahead of Monday's independence vote
09/24/2017 - 08:00 AM
These 7 Wild Creatures Were Found Deep In The Pacific
NOAA has been conducting years of deep sea exploration in the Pacific, researchers have found some pretty wild creatures.
09/23/2017 - 09:00 AM
Thousands greet Qatar's emir on return home
Thousands of Qataris lined the streets of central Doha Sunday to welcome back the emir as he returned from his first trip abroad during the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani travelled to Turkey, France, Germany and the US -- where he addressed the UN General Assembly -- his first overseas engagement since Qatar was isolated politically by neighbouring states. The emir was greeted by crowds numbering in their thousands as his car, part of a large convoy, wound its way slowly through the capital, said an AFP correspondent on the spot.
09/24/2017 - 02:37 PM
Steven Mnuchin Says NFL Players Can 'Do Free Speech On Their Own Time'
Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of professional athletes who protest racism, saying that the players kneeling or making other gestures during the national anthem can “do free speech on their own time.”
09/24/2017 - 11:21 AM
Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban
President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Restrictions on citizens from Sudan were lifted. The measures help fulfill a campaign promise Trump made to tighten U.S. immigration procedures and align with his "America First" foreign policy vision.
09/24/2017 - 09:58 PM
Man gets life in prison plus 50 years in student's slaying
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing Saturday to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo.
09/23/2017 - 01:08 PM
Everything We Learned From Russia's Massive Zapad Military Exercise
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09/23/2017 - 08:04 AM
German election 2017 polls and odds tracker: Will Angela Merkel remain as Chancellor?
The German election takes place this Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel heavy favourite to defend her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. Polls currently show that Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party - with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) - will be the largest party after the Bundestag election on 24 September, but they will fall short of a majority. This is common in Germany, and so the resulting parliament is in part determined by how the smaller parties perform, and which coalition possibilities will be born. German election poll tracker How does the German voting system work? Each person casts two votes in the Bundestag election, to allocate a total of 598 seats. Half of these are to elect a local MP by constituency, in a first-past-the-post fashion. The remaining 299 votes are elected via party lists, allocated near-proportionately to the party vote share in each of Germany’s 16 federal states. To be included in this seat allocation process, a party must achieve five per cent of the national vote. 2013 German Federal Election Results Map This second round of seat allocation also means that the total number of MPs can be higher, with politicians elected in "overhang seats" in order to balance the state- and constituency-level votes. The most recent parliament had 32 overhang seats, taking the total up to 631 MPs. This allows voters to represent their interests locally through their chosen representative, as well as nationally in the party they feel will be strongest in the Bundestag. In the end, the seat share for each party ends up very similar to their vote share - unlike the system used in the UK's parliamentary elections. Graphic: The German electoral system So who will win the German election and when will we know the results? Merkel's CDU is looking most likely to win the most seats in the Bundestag - for the fourth election in a row. The SPD, led by former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, is in second place in the polls - securing around a quarter of the vote. The AfD - the far-right Alternative for Germany party - had enjoyed a slight rise in the polls in 2016 but have since collapsed into in-fighting and unpopularity. German election projected seat share In reality, the CDU will have to seek a coalition agreement with the SPD or one of the other minor parties to form a government. We should know who has won the election by 6pm BST this Sunday, when voting ends and the exit poll is released, although it won't be several more weeks until a coalition government is officially agreed. The return of the far-right A late surge in support has propelled the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party into third place in the opinion polls with just days to go before the ballot. Last time around the party, fighting in it's first federal election, failed to win a constituency outright and fell just short of the five per cent required in order to secure MPs via the secondary proportional representation stage of the election. The rise of the AfD This time however they seem guaranteed to win representation in the Bundestag with the latest polling average putting them at slightly over 10 per cent. YouGov's Multilevel Regression with Poststratification model puts them on 12 per cent. Were the AfD to secure a third place finish they could find themselves becoming the main opposition party in Germany if Merkel's CDU/CSU party decide to extend their Grand Coalition with the SPD. AfD support mapped Potential coalitions The centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has been in coalition with centre-right CDU in this current government, as well as in Merkel's first term. These two parties are Germany’s biggest, leading to a union dubbed the "Grand Coalition". The polls are currently suggesting that Germans are content with their current government, which means a Grand Coalition could happen for a third time in just four elections. Another option is a Black-Yellow coalition, consisting of Merkel's CDU party propped up by the smaller Free Democratic Party (FDP). This would take Merkel over the target needed for a majority, and was the option the party opted for in 2009-2013. The only situation that poses a risk to Merkel’s leadership is a left-wing "Red-Red-Green" coalition, led by the SPD's Martin Schulz. For this, he would have to gather enough seats together alongside the Linke (Left) and Grüne (Greens) parties. German election coalition scenarios What do the parties stand for? The main parties standing in the election are as follows: Christian Democrats (CDU): The leading party in Germany, headed by Angela Merkel. The centre-right group - made up of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) - they have employment, tax cuts and ongoing public investment at the forefront of their manifesto. Social Democrats (SPD): Led by Martin Schulz, the centre-left are vying to make another Grand Coalition to remain in government. The party polled well following the election of their new leader, but then suffered once again in regional polls. The SPD is a traditionally working class party, pledging investment in education and infrastructure, funded by higher taxes for the rich. Left (Linke): Led by Sahra Wagenknecht and loosely descended from the East German communists. This small party, often used as a protest vote, is campaigning for a rise in national minimum wage, a rejection of military missions abroad and the dissolution of NATO. Green (Grüne): Led by co-chairs Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Cem Özdemir, this party could be the coalition kingmakers. They rely on educated, urban citizens, focusing on the environment, taxes and social policies. Free Democratic Party (FDP): Led by Christian Lindner, the party was Merkel's junior coalition party in her second term. It failed to reach five per cent of the vote to allow another coalition in 2013. The party campaigns for tax cuts and to remain in financial markets - particularly within the EU. Alternative for Germany (AfD): A right-wing populist party lead by Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland. The party's hardline anti-EU, anti-immigration views have attracted voters from almost all of the other parties, especially among lower income households. Graphic: Germany’s political spectrum What are the betting odds for the German Bundestag election? Political pollsters have taken a beating recently after failing to predict a British Hung Parliament in 2017, a Leave vote last summer and a Donald Trump victory in November. For those who have lost faith in polling, there is another way of predicting electoral outcomes: ask people who are prepared to put their money where their mouth is. Many now believe that political betting markets can better predict elections, relying on the wisdom of a crowd of punters to sort and weigh all the probabilities. Coral's latest odds for the election have Mrs Merkel as most likely to continue as Chancellor after the election. The latest odds for the party to emerge with the most seats are: CDU/ CSU - 1/100 SPD - 16/1 AfD - 100/1 Die Linke - 100/1 Greens - 100/1 FDP - 100/1 Our poll tracker takes in national polls from a range of German pollsters: INSA, Infratest Dimap, Emnid, Forsa, Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Allensbach and IPSOS. Their individual polls, while of different sample sizes, use nationally representative samples. Our seat share projection is based on the average of the last eight polls, excluding any parties that are polling at under five per cent, as the German proportional top-up system does.
09/24/2017 - 11:38 AM
Parents of Accused Teen: Boy’s Hanging Was Accidental
Rhianna Larkin and Eric Sullivan tell Newsweek the hanging of an 8-year-old biracial boy in New Hampshire was a tragic mistake, not a hate crime.
09/23/2017 - 09:09 AM
Helping Ponso, sole survivor of 'Chimpanzee Island' in I. Coast
Grand-Lahou (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - "Oooah! Oooah!" Screeching to see visitors on the forested "Chimpanzee Island" in Ivory Coast, Ponso is the last, lonely survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished. Chimpanzee Island adjoins the village of Grand-Lahou in the Bandaman estuary, an outlying reach of tropical forest about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the commercial capital, Abidjan. Since August 2015, the association Les Amis de Ponso (Friends of Ponso) has paid for the animal's food and for a dedicated carer, Germain Djenemaya Koidja, according to a wooden signpost near the landing stage and the website sosponso.org.
09/23/2017 - 11:17 PM
'Human computer’ Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour
One of Nasa’s “human computers”, who helped plan the mission that saw an American astronaut orbit the Earth for the first time, has opened a new research centre named in her honour. The key contribution of Katherine Johnson, 99, and other African-American women to the US space programme was recounted in the film Hidden Figures, which gave overdue recognition to their work.
09/24/2017 - 04:13 AM
Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against People Of Color
As a protest of the “injustice that has plagued people of color in this country,” the Seattle Seahawks chose not to come on the field for the singing of the national anthem at their Sunday NFL game in Tennessee.
09/24/2017 - 05:31 PM
1 Dead, At Least 7 Injured in Tennessee Church Shooting
Officials described it as a "mass casualty situation"
09/24/2017 - 02:05 PM
Kushner used private email account for White House business: Politico
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has used a private email account alongside his official White House account to exchange messages with other administration officials, Politico reported on Sunday. Politico said the emails included correspondence about media coverage, event planning and other subjects. Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said Kushner complied with government record-keeping rules by forwarding all the emails to his official account.
09/24/2017 - 05:55 PM
Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.
09/23/2017 - 03:23 PM
Lavrov says US will not strike North Korea
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that the United States would not carry out a strike on North Korea because it knows Pyongyang has nuclear bombs. "The Americans won't carry out a strike on (North) Korea because it's not that they suspect, they know for sure that it has nuclear bombs," Lavrov said in an interview with Russia's NTV television aired Sunday.
09/24/2017 - 06:59 AM
Ask RideApart: How Hard Is It to Ride a Motorcycle?
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09/23/2017 - 03:24 PM
Australian Residents Sent Same-Sex Marriage Survey That Says 'Bum Sex'
Recipients can request to have a new ballot sent their way.
09/23/2017 - 05:10 PM
Weakened Merkel wins fourth term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'
Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU/CSU) bloc, according to preliminary results. Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with a post-war record low of 21 percent.
09/24/2017 - 07:34 PM
Saints Players React to Donald Trump's Comments
New Orleans Saints players respond to Donald Trump's comments following their Week 3 game against the Panthers.
09/24/2017 - 06:22 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers Stay Off Field During Anthem, Crowd Boos Them When They Return
The Pittsburgh Steelers chose not to enter the field during the playing of the national anthem on Sunday, eliciting boos from the crowd at Chicago’s Soldier Field football stadium.
09/24/2017 - 01:33 PM
Arkansas schoolteacher loses job and faces criminal charges after 'seducing' four of her students
A US teacher faces one count of first-degree sexual assault after allegedly having sex with four of her students, including two which took place in her apartment on the same day, according to police. Prosecutors said that the single charge was filed as only one of the students was under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged incidents. The investigation into the schoolteacher started when parents accused the 25-year-old of having sexual relations with several students at Marked Tree High School, where Goline taught.
09/23/2017 - 06:12 AM
MLB's First Player Just Took A Knee During The National Anthem
Bruce Maxwell, catcher for the Oakland Athletics, just became the first major league baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem in Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
09/23/2017 - 11:03 PM
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