Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run
Former Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.
03/26/2017 - 03:05 PM
Health Care Defeat Proves Washington Is Broken
OMB Director Mulvaney said, “Washington was a lot more broken than Pres. Trump thought," based on health care defeat
03/26/2017 - 11:29 AM
Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma
Police said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.
03/27/2017 - 03:04 PM
Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.
03/25/2017 - 11:24 PM
Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground
By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.
03/27/2017 - 04:06 AM
UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack
The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack. Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in a rampage in Westminster on Wednesday before being shot dead, reportedly used the Facebook-owned service moments before the assault. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told Sky News it was "completely unacceptable" that police and security services had not been able to crack the heavily encrypted service.
03/26/2017 - 12:25 PM
Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'
Jenny Kutner had a sexual relationship with her history teacher when she was just 14.
03/27/2017 - 05:13 PM
The next standoff in Congress: The Supreme Court filibuster
After a week of high drama in the House and Senate, lawmakers in Washington could enjoy a quieter period in Congress before another all-out fight in early April over Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.
03/27/2017 - 12:40 PM
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn (Again)
Ford's answer to the SRT Hellcat and Camaro ZL1.
03/27/2017 - 12:32 PM
3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.
03/27/2017 - 12:12 AM
As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian Deaths
A massive bombing in Mosul that may have killed as many as 200 people tops a growing list of sites where the U.S. is accused of bombing civilians.
03/27/2017 - 03:59 PM
Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Be Quicker Than Model S P100D
The Tesla CEO also tweeted out new details on the upcoming, affordable Model 3 sedan.
03/27/2017 - 12:02 PM
China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.
03/26/2017 - 04:07 AM
United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.
03/26/2017 - 06:30 PM
Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone
Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days, the official Bureau of Meteorology said Sunday, with its "very destructive core" expected to hit land early Tuesday morning. "The very destructive core of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 kmh (162 mph) near the centre.
03/26/2017 - 01:30 AM
What Is Melania Trump Doing?
The first lady was reportedly set to appear at Wednesday's International Women of Courage Award ceremony as a special guest.
03/27/2017 - 10:55 AM
Dog Abuser Gets 5 Years After Canine's Mouth Is Tightly Bound With Electrical Tape
William Dodson, 43, of South Carolina, was found guilty of animal cruelty against Caitlyn, an American Staffordshire-Terrier discovered severely abused.
03/27/2017 - 01:08 PM
Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets
Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.
03/26/2017 - 04:08 PM
This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017
Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."
03/26/2017 - 12:36 PM
Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.
03/26/2017 - 01:14 PM
'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.
03/26/2017 - 05:34 PM
Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'
Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.
03/27/2017 - 03:00 AM
Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche
An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more. More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering expedition when disaster struck.
03/27/2017 - 07:04 AM
Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says
WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.
03/26/2017 - 04:54 PM
5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash
For aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.
03/27/2017 - 09:00 AM
The Latest: Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in Florida shooting
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a woman and the shooting of five others, including two boys, in Sanford, Florida (all times local):
03/27/2017 - 11:52 AM
Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to undo his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, according to the new environmental chief. Speaking on ABC's Sunday talk show "This Week," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said rolling back Obama's 2015 Clean Power Plan would bring back coal jobs.
03/26/2017 - 08:07 PM
Photos of the day - March 26, 2017
A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...
03/26/2017 - 05:00 PM
The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year
Spring cleaning season is here!
03/27/2017 - 12:04 PM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.
03/27/2017 - 12:52 AM
Turkey summons Swiss ambassador over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern: sources
The Turkish foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's ambassador in Ankara on Sunday over a protest in Bern that it said was organized by supporters of terrorist groups and targeted President Tayyip Erdogan, ministry sources said. On Saturday several thousand people, including Kurdish protesters, joined a rally in the Swiss capital calling for a 'No' vote in Turkey's April 16 referendum that could give sweeping powers to Erdogan under a constitutional overhaul. The referendum issue has already badly strained relations between Turkey and several European countries, including Germany, after they banned Turkish ministers from campaigning on their territory for a 'Yes' vote in the referendum.
03/26/2017 - 11:35 AM
Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UK
South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered his finance minister to return from an overseas investment trip, the presidency said Monday, fuelling speculation that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Zuma's decision to recall Pravin Gordhan from Britain has led to media and opposition speculation that he could be sacked. Friction has soared between Zuma, who is seeking to fund a "radical economic transformation", and Gordhan who is taking a stand against graft and heavy spending.
03/27/2017 - 09:03 AM
What if Apple already told us what it’s going to call the iPhone 8?
Apple will release three new iPhones this year, including the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8. The last one will be the iPhone everybody wants, thanks to a fresh new design and a bunch of features never seen before in an iPhone. There are various leaks that seem to be in agreement on what the iPhone 8 will have to offer, but not all of them agree on the product’s commercial name. iPhone 8 is the most popular moniker people use, but we’ve also seen a bunch of additional names including iPhone X, iPhone Pro, and iPhone Edition.
Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what the most anticipated smartphone of the year is called. But a new report suggests Apple may have already told us the iPhone 8’s real name.
A recent Forbes piece suggests that the iPhone 8’s name may be already be known, assuming you can interpret Apple’s recent actions.
Currently, Apple is in the process of rebranding several product lines. There’s MacBook Pro and MacBook for laptops, with the MacBook Air line having been discontinued. The iPad Air was killed too, so you can currently shop for iPad or iPad Pro — though an iPad mini continues to exist in the Apple store.
Using the same logic, Forbes argues that Apple might begin killing off iPhone numbers this year. The iPhone 8 may simply be known as iPhone alongside the iPhone 7s series. Or Apple could use the "iPhone Pro" moniker to define the iPhone 8, and then simply refer to every other iPhone it’ll sell as iPhone. We would have iPhone SE, iPhone, iPhone Plus, and iPhone Pro.
Ignoring the iPhone SE and iPad mini, Apple would have iPhone, iPad, and MacBook selling right alongside iPhone Pro, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro.
While this makes sense in some ways and the iPhone’s name might be better off without the numbering scheme, there are several gaping holes in this logic. For example, Apple would still have to find a way to differentiate older iPhone models. Every year, Apple continues to sell the previous year's iPhone models right alongside the brand new ones.
Also, "Plus" doesn't really fit into this proposed naming scheme. Right now, Apple sells two different sized iPad Pro models that it calls "9.7‑inch iPad Pro" and "12.9‑inch iPad Pro." With that in mind, why would Apple differentiate between the 4.7-inch iPhone and the 5.5-inch iPhone by adding a "Plus" to the name? Wouldn't it just be "4.7-inch iPhone" and "5.5-inch iPhone" if Apple goes this route?
03/26/2017 - 12:24 PM
Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years Ago
The medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John's College at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. By studying his remains and piecing together his facial features and biological history, archeologists said they hope to understand the lives of anonymous poor people in the 13th century. "Most historical records are about well-off people and especially their financial and legal transactions," study lead researcher John Robb, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement.
03/27/2017 - 10:40 AM
Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum
BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.
03/27/2017 - 10:54 AM
Kushner Tapped To Lead White House Office Without Salary
The Trump Administration said Kushner isn't paid a dime to comply with nepotism laws.
03/27/2017 - 09:26 AM
EU clears merger of US chemicals giants Dow and DuPont
The EU on Monday approved a $130 billion mega-merger of US agro-chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont, paving the way for major consolidation in a sensitive sector for farmers and the environment. The decision by antitrust regulators was subject to Dupont selling "major parts" of its global pesticides business, said the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. "Due to significant commitments on products and the worldwide research and development organisation, the merger of Dow and Dupont can be approved," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.
03/27/2017 - 09:26 AM
Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline
By Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil pipeline, a watchdog official said on Monday. On Sunday, Norway's largest bank DNB sold its share of loans funding the Dakota Access oil pipeline, ending its involvement in a project that has faced strong opposition from Native Americans and environmental groups. Norway's soverign wealth fund holds $248 million in bonds of Energy Transfer Partners LP, which is leading the pipeline project.
03/27/2017 - 05:43 AM
Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.
03/26/2017 - 09:07 AM
AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal funding
ABC News' Amna Nawaz, Rebecca Jarvis and Rick Klein discuss AG Sessions' statement on sanctuary cities losing federal funding if they continue to ignore federal law.
03/27/2017 - 04:36 PM
Bulgarian center-right GERB wins most votes in election
By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's center-right GERB party narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, giving it a chance to form another government after leader Boiko Borisov resigned as prime minister in November, triggering the snap poll. The GERB party won 33 percent of the vote, the Balkan country's third in just 4 years, with the leftist Socialists trailing on 27.2 percent, partial official results with 26 percent of the ballots counted showed. "The result of the vote shows that GERB is obliged to form a government," said Borisov.
03/26/2017 - 07:02 PM
iOS 10.3 now available to download on iPhone and iPad
Following a barrage of betas over the past week, Apple rolled out the final version of iOS 10.3 to the public on Monday. After launching iOS 10 last September, Apple was relatively quick to follow up with iOS 10.1 in October and iOS 10.2 in December, but it ended up taking more than three months to finalize iOS 10.3.
Thankfully, the latest update is packed with new features and fixes that should make it worth the wait. Along with bringing the frequently discussed Find My AirPods functionality to the Find My iPhone app, iOS 10.3 also changes the animations that occur when opening and closing apps, adds weather forecasts to the Maps app and gives users the option to add a Podcasts widget in the panel where widgets go.
You can read more about these features and other features coming in iOS 10.3 right here. These might not be as exciting to the average consumer as the new emoji or the dedicated TV app that arrived alongside iOS 10.2, but they will make iOS a better, faster platform for current and future iPhones and iPads.
It's also worth noting that 9.3 was the final numbered release of the iOS 9 era, so unless something changes this generation, we likely won't see anything more than bug fixes and the like from here on out.
If you want to update your iOS device to iOS 10.2 immediately, you can do so by heading to Settings > General > Software Update and tapping “Download and Install” at the bottom of the page. As always, you can also apply the update through iTunes, though, fair warning, that does require you to use iTunes.
03/27/2017 - 12:55 PM
2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Achieves Best-in-Class Fuel Economy
The Chevrolet Malibu delivers much substance beyond its shapely styling, from the quiet cabin and generous backseat to the comfortable ride and undaunting controls. And with the hybrid version, t...
03/27/2017 - 06:00 AM
Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.
03/27/2017 - 11:36 AM
Trump taps son-in-law to head bureaucracy overhaul: report
US President Donald Trump has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The White House Office of Innovation is to be unveiled Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises like reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction, the Post said. "I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my 'ahead of schedule, under budget' mentality to the government,” Trump was quoted as saying.
03/27/2017 - 04:21 AM
One killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip, suspect surrenders
One person was killed Saturday and another wounded in a shooting on a bus on the busy Las Vegas strip, police said, with a suspect later surrendering himself to authorities. Police closed a section of South Las Vegas Boulevard for hours after the shooting as a standoff unfolded with the suspect, who had barricaded himself on the bus. "The suspect in the bus has surrendered to officers, and is in custody," the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on its Twitter account.
03/25/2017 - 11:10 PM
Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sources
Two activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price. Ancora Advisors and Engine Capital sent a letter to the company's board of directors last week urging the company to resist the temptation to remain independent, and to do everything possible to seek a buyer, sources said. Tangoe's stock is currently trading at $5.04 per share and its market value is around $200 million.
03/27/2017 - 09:11 AM
'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.
03/26/2017 - 10:44 PM
Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap
A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds.
03/27/2017 - 11:57 AM
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