Bill Maher Uses Children's Book To Explain Donald Trump's Deal With Democrats
Bill Maher believes there’s a simple explanation for why “fast-talking city slicker” President Donald Trump reportedly cut a deal with Democrats over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this month.
09/23/2017 - 03:15 AM
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
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
Video Shows California Police Officer Shooting Man Multiple Times Outside 7-Eleven
Huntington Beach police officer was captured on a video struggling with a suspect and then shooting him multiple times in a convenience store parking lot.
09/23/2017 - 08:26 AM
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
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
The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):
09/23/2017 - 07:27 PM
War of words between President Trump, Kim Jong-Un escalates
Former Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos discuss the North Korea threat on "This Week."
09/24/2017 - 07:17 AM
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
LeBron James Explains Why Trump's Attack On The NFL Is Personal
It seems as if LeBron James has finally had enough of President Donald Trump.
09/23/2017 - 09:09 PM
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
Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's central government in Baghdad ordered the country's Kurdish region to hand over all border crossings and airports to federal government control late Sunday night, hours before the region is set to carry out a controversial referendum on support for independence.
09/24/2017 - 02:45 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
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
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
India, at U.N., calls Pakistan 'pre-eminent export factory for terror'
By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - India responded with irritation on Saturday to Pakistani allegations of brutality in Kashmir, saying that while India had made substantial progress since independence, all Pakistan had achieved was a reputation as the "pre-eminent export factory for terror." Addressing the annual United Nations General Assembly, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj rejected allegations by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the world body earlier in the week in which he accused India of state-sponsored terrorism, and violating human rights. "Those listening had only one observation: 'Look who's talking!'," Swaraj said.
09/23/2017 - 12:37 PM
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
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
Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures
Saturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.
09/23/2017 - 06:03 PM
Everything We Learned From Russia's Massive Zapad Military Exercise
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09/23/2017 - 08:04 AM
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
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
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
At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here’s What We Know
At least one woman was killed and seven people were injured Sunday when a masked gunman opened fire outside a Tennessee church, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
09/24/2017 - 06:22 PM
Melania Trump meets Prince Harry, Trudeau, thanks U.S. Invictus team
By Nichola Saminather TORONTO (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Melania Trump, on her first solo international trip on Saturday, to Toronto, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and invited Britain’s Prince Harry to visit the White House. Trump, 47, who is leading the U.S. delegation attending the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games for wounded soldiers in Canada's biggest city, also wished the U.S. team luck in a brief speech. “On behalf of my husband and our entire country, I want to thank you and your families for all you have sacrificed to keep us safe,” Trump said at a reception for the U.S. team.
09/23/2017 - 08:09 PM
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
1 dead, several stabbed in California prison riot
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate was killed and several others were stabbed Sunday in a riot involving more than 160 inmates at a prison on California's central coast, authorities said.
09/24/2017 - 08:13 PM
White House Aide Struggles To Defend GOP Bill's Pre-Existing Conditions Loophole
A top Trump administration official ended up conceding on Sunday that individuals with pre-existing medical conditions might end up with higher premiums under the latest effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
09/24/2017 - 04:48 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
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
'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
Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast
Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased "clearance operations" in the border area that have forced more than 430,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for Bangladesh in under a month. The army claims it is targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.
09/23/2017 - 04:30 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
5 Moments You Missed This Week On 'Days Of Our Lives,' 'Bold and the Beautiful,' And 'Young and the Restless'
These five major moments from this week's episodes of "Days of Our Lives," "The Young and the Restless," and "The Bold and the Beautiful" were too good to miss.
09/23/2017 - 02:28 PM
Woman Charged After Allegedly Leaving Baby in Hot Car While She Shopped
She said she had to go make a return, according to authorities.
09/23/2017 - 10:55 AM
Chinese graft suspect returns from U.S. to surrender
A Chinese corruption suspect who was on the country's list of 100 most wanted overseas fugitives has returned to China from the United States after giving himself up, the anti-graft watchdog said on Monday. Xu Xuewei, who ran a technology company in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, fled to the United States in late 2012 after being suspected of contract fraud, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Xu returned to China to give himself up "under the influence of policy and legal deterrence", the commission said, without elaborating.
09/24/2017 - 11:40 PM
Ask RideApart: How Hard Is It to Ride a Motorcycle?
Ask RideApart: How Hard Is It to Ride a Motorcycle? Readers: Hey, RideApart! How hard is it to ride a motorcycle? Kyra: I'm glad you asked! Readers: Wait, are you about to make this question an opportunity to teach a life lesson? Kyra: Why, yes, I think so!
09/23/2017 - 03:24 PM
US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior."
09/24/2017 - 12:41 AM
Titans score 21 straight points in 3rd, beat Seahawks 33-27
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are proving they can put on quite an offensive show.
09/24/2017 - 09:23 PM
Nibiru: How the nonsense Planet X Armageddon and Nasa fake news theories spread globally
Nibiru conspiracy theories about the end of the world have been circulating online for more than two decades, with the latest dubious prophecy predicting the apocalypse - September 23, 2017. Planet X, or Nibiru, refers to a mythological planet in our solar system that will supposedly crash into Earth and wipe out the human race, however it has been consistently dismissed by Nasa and other experts as an internet hoax. Despite absolutely no scientific evidence to back up the suggestions of a rogue planet getting rapidly closer to Earth, myths about Planet X continue to be perpetuated online. End of the world (23 Sept 2017) Of course, this isn't the first time time harbingers of doom have predicted the end of time; Nasa also had to deny the existence of Nibiru in 2012. Throughout history there have been similar claims, but thankfully none of them so far have been proved correct. How did conspiracy theories about Planet X start? Online chatter about Nibiru began back in 1995 when Wisconsin native Nancy Lieder created the alien-conspiracy website ZetaTalk. Ms Lieder claims to be a conduit for aliens from the Zeta Reticuli star system, 39.17 light years from Earth, who have warned her about the Nibiru catastrophe. The conspiracy theory hasn’t gone away, with so-called Christian numerologist David Meade claiming Planet X is heading in our direction. Meade believes October could see the start The Rapture and a seven-year tribulation period of widescale natural disasters. Why September 23? It has been claimed an unusual celestial arrangement mirroring signs from the Bible’s Book of Revelation, September 23, will signal the start of the end of the world. However, the EarthSky blog notes there will be “nothing unique” about the sun, moon and planets on the date. “In the past 1,000 years, this same event has happened at least four times already, in 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056,” explains astronomer Christopher M. Graney. Haven’t we been here before? Mars, with Earth visible in background Credit: Getty This isn't the first time the apocalypse has been predicted: 1844 American Baptist teacher William Miller first shared publicly his belief in the coming Second Advent of Jesus Christ in 1833, predicting he would return in the year 1843. The Millerites were his followers and Millerism became a national movement, however when Jesus didn’t arrive, October 22, 1844, became known as the Great Disappointment. 1997 Twenty years ago, 29 members of Heaven’s Gate, a UFO religious millenarian group, committed suicide with the aim of boarding a UFO they believed was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet before the supposed end of the world. 2003 Planet X was also supposedly discovered by the ancient Sumerian people and was meant to hit Earth in 2003, but never arrived. “This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012,” say Nasa. 2011 The end of the world was also supposed to arrive on 21 May 2011, with Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping predicting the Rapture would begin at 18:00 in each of the world's time zones, wiping out nay-sayers with rolling earthquakes as believers ascended to heaven. 2012 Nasa had to debunk an ancient Maya prophecy theory about the world ending back in 2012. The Mayan connection “was a misconception from the very beginning,” astrophysicist Dr. John Carlson said at the time. “The Maya calendar did not end on Dec. 21, 2012, and there were no Maya prophecies foretelling the end of the world on that date." 2015 Chris McCann, leader and founder of the eBible fellowship, said the world would be engulfed and destroyed by a great fire on October 7. McCann said he was "surprised" by the outcome and wrote a blog post entitled: "A response to being incorrect with the prediction that, in all likelihood, the world would end on October 7." What does Nasa say this time? Nasa is confident the world won't end Credit: AFP Nasa has definitively dismissed wild theories about Nibiru as pseudoscience, issuing a number of statements denying its existence. “Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth,” say Nasa. “The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision. The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the 'days of darkness' tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.” They add: “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. “Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.” Nasa fake news and the days of darkness tale A fake news story being widely shared online suggests Nasa has confirmed Earth will experience 15 days of complete darkness in November 2015. Another fake news video claims that Nasa has found Nibiru and confirmed it is heading straight for us. Debunking website Snopes explains the “days of darkness” tale is a “bit of fake news lifted from an older viral rumour” They say that it “had already been around the online block several times before,” adding, “it has long since become an evergreen online hoax — a jape that is typically resurrected a few times a year by dubious websites that simply update the time span for the alleged ‘period of darkness’ and send it winging around the internet again. What do other experts say? Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs and other mysteries for the Ministry of Defence, says “Nibiru doesn't exist”. He adds: “The world won't end on September 23. Shame on the people promoting this hoax in the name of evangelical Christianity.” Mr Pope told The Telegraph: “I'm certain Nibiru doesn't exist because if there really was a rogue planet heading for Earth, due to hit on Saturday, it would be visible to the naked eye by now. “Furthermore, astronomers would have been aware of its presence for years, both through direct observation and through gravitational effects on other planets in the solar system.” Why are some people so keen to promote this conspiracy? “The people promoting this prediction seem to be doing so because of religious belief, tenuously linking the recent eclipse with Biblical passages, including one from the Book of Revelations,” Pope says. “I suspect the reasons include self-publicity and the desire to promote their particular brand of evangelical Christianity.” Is there anything we should be worried about? “All this isn't to say that there aren't some existential threats out there, but if people want to worry about something, they should probably worry about North Korean missiles, or about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, not about Nibiru,” Pope adds. “There have been countless previous predictions of the end of the world. Self-evidently all these predictions were false. September 23 will pass without incident, just as we safely negotiated all the previous dates that had been put forward as doomsday.” Google Home spreads bizarre conspiracy theory A prepper's guide to everything you need to survive the apocalypse
09/24/2017 - 06:00 AM
Protesters against Turkey's president Erdogan again beaten up on US soil
Violence broke out at a New York hotel when protesters disrupted a speech by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As Mr Erdogan addressed supporters in Turkish at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, one man shouted in English “You’re a terrorist, get out of my country” before being struck and dragged away. Protesters were seen being hit and pushed by men in suits, thought to be the president’s bodyguards, his supporters or hotel security, before being thrown out of the venue.
09/23/2017 - 01:26 PM
Conflict leaves blind in rebel-held Ukraine stuck in dark
Partially sighted Georgiy Lukyanov makes his way through the ageing lathes in the factory where he works in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. The grim, dilapidated eight-storey plant, which produces disposable shoe covers and jar lids for pickles and jams, was set up in 1930 by the Soviet authorities in the industrial city of Donetsk to offer employment to visually impaired people. "For people like me, this work is the only chance to remain a normal member of society," 54-year-old Lukyanov, who has worked at the factory for 15 years, told AFP.
09/23/2017 - 11:16 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
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
‘Big Brother’ 19: Christmas Poses With Josh After Voting For Paul
Christmas Abbott is still good friends with Josh Martinez even if she voted for Paul Abrahamian.
09/24/2017 - 04:33 AM
Wozniacki whips Russian to retain WTA Tokyo crown
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki romped to a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Sunday to win her third Pan Pacific Open. Third seed Wozniacki stormed through the first set in just 22 minutes, blazing winners past a stunned Pavlyuchenkova, who was firing blanks up to that point. The Russian saved a match point in the 10th game of the second set before Wozniacki converted on her third opportunity, fizzing a backhand pass down the line to claim the 26th WTA singles title of her career.
09/23/2017 - 08:29 PM
What Can We Expect From Megyn Kelly's New NBC Show?
The former Fox News host has a new gig—and it's not about politics.
09/24/2017 - 08:10 AM
Kris Jenner Speaks Out for the First Time Since Kylie’s Pregnancy News
The internet may be going crazy over news that Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her first child, but mom Kris Jenner and sister Kendall Jenner certainly stayed calm while leaving the Versace fashion show in Milan, Italy Friday
09/23/2017 - 12:55 PM
China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea
China will limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting October 1, its commerce ministry said, confirming Beijing's participation in new UN sanctions intended to rein in its rogue neighbour. The United Nations Security Council, including permanent member Beijing, approved tough sanctions against Pyongyang last week in response to its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Washington had initially sought a full oil embargo, but softened its stance to secure backing from Russia and China -- the North's sole ally and main trading partner, responsible for around 90 percent of its commerce.
09/23/2017 - 02:42 AM
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