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Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Of GOP Plans To Shutter House's Russia Probe
News ImageRepublicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committees investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:01:59 -0500
Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their home
News ImageCanadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:05:34 -0500
Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missing
News ImageA North Korean official widely deemed as the nationssecondmost powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:55:35 -0500
When The Fire Comes And There's No Home To Evacuate And Nowhere To Go
News ImageIn some parts of Santa Barbara County, the Thomas fire has caused apocalyptic scenes.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:45:24 -0500
Manchin: 'I wanted to be more involved' in crafting tax bill
News ImageSen. Joe Manchin tells Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that he believes Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) convinced the president to pursue a partisan strategy to pass the tax bill, rather than work with Democrats.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:32:19 -0500
This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs
News ImageNot many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:12:22 -0500
Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:49:42 -0500
Trump administration prohibits CDC from using certain words
News ImageAccording to a Washington Post report, the Trump administration is banning the Center for Disease Control from using certain words in their official documents including fetus, transgender and diversity.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:05:45 -0500
Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls
News ImageMario Batali, the former host of The Chew who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:03:25 -0500
Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
News ImageAndrea Ramsey is accused of sexually harassing a male subordinate in 2005
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:13:29 -0500
American Airlines tried to charge a mother $150 for traveling with breast milk
News ImageHow is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules? The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too many bags and tried to charge them a $150 fee to check a cooler filled with frozen breast milk. SEE ALSO: Some jerk just diverted a flight by naming his hotspot 'bomb on board' Salow told ABC 15 that she and her husband had shown up with four carry-on items: a stroller, a diaper bag, a backpack, and the aforementioned cooler. "I'm like, 'This is a diaper bag, which I thought was exempt; [that backpack is] his personal item and we have the cooler I didn't have a personal item,'" Salow told ABC 15. Most airlines including American allow passengers to travel with one carry-on and one "personal item," which for most people usually amounts to a small suitcase and a backpack, briefcase, or purse. Additionally, Salow told the news station that she'd looked into what she could bring with her ahead of time. American Airlines exempts certain items from the carry-on policy, including strollers, diaper bags. Further, TSA rules exempt breast milk from the "no liquids" policy, and American recognizes that though ABC 15's report notes that the airline's website didn't specifically list breast milk as exempt until Dec. 14. Despite all of that, Salow told ABC 15 that the gate attendant tried to make her pay a $150 fee to check the cooler. "We were pretty mad. I immediately started crying," she said. "It was humiliating, they kept telling us it was because we were basic economy passengers; it really felt demeaning." The couple ended up leaving their cooler behind. The airline later issued a statement in response to the incident, apologizing to Salow. WATCH: This suitcase can transform into a stroller for your child
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:55:48 -0500
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Share Adorable 'Kid Approved' Holiday Family Photo
News ImageHappy holidays from the Consuelos clan!
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:30:50 -0500
93-Year-Old Woman Spends 2 Nights In Jail After Eviction From Senior Housing
News ImageFlorida authorities released an elderly woman from jail on Thursday after police arrested her for allegedly not paying rent at the senior housing community where she had lived since 2011.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:58:37 -0500
Tips on Tipping This Holiday Season
News ImageWho should you tip and how much should you give during the holidays? Those are questions consumers grapple with every year, and theres no clear-cut answer. But there are guidelines, depending on...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:45:00 -0500
63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe
News ImageA new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to impede or obstruct the investigationsinto Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trumps campaign and the Kremlin.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:36:43 -0500
Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process
News ImageVATICAN CITY (AP) The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:37:46 -0500
Santas workshop comes to life in Brooklyn, New York
News ImageFifty years ago, Lou Nasti gained fame when he built a robot that landed him on the front page of the New York Times. Now his skill can be seen in his detailed animatronic Christmas workshop in Brooklyn, New York and on display all around the world.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:12:09 -0500
A Republican Running To Replace Paul Ryan Comes With White Nationalist Street Cred
News ImageHuffPost asked Paul Nehlen three times by email this week if he considers himself a white nationalist.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:54:50 -0500
Third Sea Lion Attack in a Week Prompts Swimming Ban at San Francisco Park
Third Sea Lion Attack in a Week Prompts Swimming Ban at San Francisco Park"I havent had a single sea lion or wildlife attack like this."
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:35:12 -0500
Are the U.S. Marines Dying?
News ImageThe U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it cant conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities, according to the GAO report.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:41:00 -0500
Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?
News ImageAn estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?" said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:39:41 -0500
Plan released for dividing money to Vegas shooting victims
News ImageLAS VEGAS (AP) A plan that will be used to divide donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting was finalized Friday with a significant change that allows injured people who were not hospitalized to seek some of the money.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:36:47 -0500
NBC Paid Staffer Severance After Accusing Chris Matthews Of Harassment
News ImageA former MSNBC employee was given separation compensation after accusing host Chris Matthews of making inappropriate jokes and comments about her in 1999,which according to one report were sexual in nature.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:43:49 -0500
Texas Senator Challenges Legitimacy Of Mueller Probe As Push For Firing Continues
News ImageSenate Majority Whip John Cornyn(R-Texas) slammed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a tweet, and indicated that special counsel Robert Muellers findings on possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign will only be legitimate if Republicans like his findings.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:20:31 -0500
Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province: local officials
News ImageAt least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday. Kai-tak cut power supplies in many areas, forced the cancellation of several flights, stranded more than 15,000 people in various ports in the region and prompted nearly 88,000 people to seek shelter in evacuation centers. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Biliran island said 26 residents had died, but the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has yet to make any official announcement about fatalities.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:37:37 -0500
Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean Cruise
News ImageSome passengers told local media they were happy to get off the ship
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:28:52 -0500
End of days comes for Ohio man's 'zombie Nativity' scene
News ImageCINCINNATI (AP) A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:55:41 -0500
Soccer Coach Accused of Running Away With Teen Girl Returns to Florida
News ImageA Florida soccer coach arrested in New York after accusations that he ran away with a teenage girl has been returned to his home state
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:02 -0500
US admits to running secret UFO programme
News ImageThe Pentagon ran a secretive five year program to investigate UFO sightings, spending $22 million before it was shut down due to cost, it has beenrevealed. For the first time, the Department of Defense has acknowledged the existence of the mysterious Advanced Aerospace Threat IdentificationProgram run from an office in a quiet corner of its sprawling headquarters. There, between 2007 and 2012, a team of researchers working with experts in Nevada probed reports of alien life form and strange sightings overthe US skies - a real life versions of the hit TV show The X Files. The enterprise was the passion project of Harry Reid, the retired Senate Majority leader. Im not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going, Mr. Reid said in an interview with the New York Times who first reported thestory. I think its one of the good things I did in my congressional service. Ive done something that no one has done before. Stock image of a UFO However, although some of the unit's work remains classified, it is not thought any convincing evidence of extraterristrials was discovered. If anyone says they have the answers now, theyre fooling themselves, Mr Reid said We do not know. But, he added: we have to startsomeplace. Documents show how the unit, working with a Las Vegas aerospace company run by Mr Reid's long time friend Robert Bigelow, investigatedsightings of aircraft moving athighspeeds with no signs of propulsion or that hoveredmysteriously. Officials with the program also studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and American military aircraft including one released inAugust of a white oval object, about the size of a commercial plane, chased by two US Navy fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Nimitz off thecoast of San Diego in 2004. Yet in 2012, the program was seemingly wound up to the frustration of many. Visitors to the International UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico examine a glass-encased alien prop used in the movie "Roswell" Thomas Crosson, a Pentagon spokesman said:It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding, and it was in thebest interest of the DoD (Department of Defence) to make a change. Some say the shadowy work continues despite the funding being cut off. Fornmer military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, who led the unit, claims he continued his research and continued to work from his office in teh Pentagon until October when he resigned in protest at what he descirbed as excessive secrecy and internal opposition. In his resignation letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, he reportedly wrote: Why arent we spending more time and effort on this issue? U.F.O.s have been repeatedly investigated over the decades in the United States, including by the American military. In 1947, the Air Force begana series of studies that investigated more than 12,000 claimed U.F.O. sightings before it was officially ended in 1969. The project, which includeda study code-named Project Blue Book, started in 1952, concluded that most sightings involved stars, clouds, conventional aircraft or spy planes,although 701 remained unexplained. Robert C. Seamans Jr., the secretary of the Air Force at the time, said in a memorandum announcing the end of Project Blue Book that it nolonger can be justified either on the ground of national security or in the interest of science.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:31:21 -0500
Argentina navy chief sacked over sub tragedy
News ImageArgentina dismissed its naval chief on Saturday, the most high-profile officer to be fired a month after a submarine went missing with 44 crew members on board. It's a political decision," a navy officer told AFP on condition of anonymity about the decision to remove Admiral Marcelo Srur during an ongoing investigation into the sub's disappearance. Srur is the fifth senior officer to have been relieved of his functions so far over the ARA San Juan's disappearance.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:50:35 -0500
Candice Swanepoel Is Pregnant with Baby No. 2: 'Christmas Came Early!'
News ImageThe Victorias Secret Angel, 29, announced she is pregnant with her second child on Instagram Friday with a photo of her cradling her baby bump in an off-the-shoulder green gown
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:42:05 -0500
Being A Facebook Wallflower Isn't Good For You, The Social Site Says
News ImagePassively reading Facebook posts without posting messages or responding to comments makes users feel bad about themselves, some studies have discovered.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:20:03 -0500
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump From Rolling Back Birth Control Coverage
News ImageBREAKING: Pennsylvania won a nationwide injunction stopping President Trumps order that eliminated womens guaranteed access to contraceptive care.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:01:37 -0500
Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records
News ImageIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:16:23 -0500
Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday
News ImagePope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful. The Argentine pontiff thanked the crowds gathered in Saint Peter's Square for the Angelus prayer as they sang happy birthday, and was expected to slice into his birthday cake after lunch. The artist -- whose real name is Mauro Pallotta -- famously depicted Francis as Superman in 2014 and has since begun supporting Vatican charitable projects by selling T-shirts bearing the flying pope.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:35:11 -0500
'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency
News ImageBy Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. The 68-year-old is vying to succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the ruling African National Congress at a party vote this weekend, an outcome that would make her favourite for the presidency after a parliamentary election due in 2019. A medical doctor and former chair of the Commission of the African Union, a pan-continental grouping, Dlamini-Zuma has pledged during her campaign to "radically" tackle the racial inequality that persists in South Africa 23 years after the end of white minority rule.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:11:04 -0500
Egypt Reopens Ancient Library Holding Thousands of Centuries-Old Manuscripts
Egypt Reopens Ancient Library Holding Thousands of Centuries-Old ManuscriptsThe library holds thousands of religious and historical manuscripts
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:59:16 -0500
British diplomat found dead in Lebanon
News ImageA young British embassy worker has been found murdered in the Lebanese capital Beirut after being strangled and reportedly sexually assaulted. Rebecca Dykes, 30, from London, who had been working for the Department for International Development, was killed after leaving a bar with friends on Friday night. She had been out in the Gemmayzeh area of central Beirut for the leaving party of a colleague at the British embassy and had left just after midnight. She had been been drinking as she had an early flight to catch home early the next morning for the Christmas holidays. She was abducted some time after and killed. Her body was found dumped on the Metn highway several miles away. Police sources told the Telegraph the first autopsy revealed the cause of death as strangulation, however a second postmortem examination is to be carried out later. They said they did not believe the attack to be politically motivated. One friend told the Telegraph: "It's horrific. We had no idea what happened to her until we got a call today to go to the police station to give statements." Miss Dykes had been working in Beirut as the programme and policy manager for the Department for International Development since January 2017. Beirut killing She had worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2010, previously on Libya and Iraq. She is thought to have grown up in Hong Kong, but attended Malvern St James Girls boarding school in Worcestershire before later studying anthropology at Manchester University and International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London. In a statement her family said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca. We are doing all we can to understand what happened." Hugo Shorter, the British ambassador to Lebanon, said: "The whole embassy is deeply shocked, saddened by this news. My thoughts are with Beckys family, friends and colleagues for their tragic loss. "We're providing consular support to her family and working very closely with Lebanese authorities who are conducting police investigation." A spokesman for the Department for International Development where she worked said: "Our thoughts are with Becky's family and friends at this very upsetting time. "There is now a police investigation and the FCO (Foreign Office) is providing consular support to Becky's family and working with the local authorities." Such incidents are rare in Beirut, despite the fragile security situation in the country.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:05:25 -0500
Somewhere in Las Vegas, there's a warehouse containing debris from UFOs
News ImageLet's be clear: "U.F.O." is an acronym for "unidentified flying object." It doesn't necessarily mean aliens. But it also might mean aliens. Sorry, Miriam. SEE ALSO: That interstellar asteroid probably isn't aliens, but the hunt continues A Saturday report in the New York Times lays out the details of a secret, Defense Department-funded "Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program," formed to investigate UFO reports. Among the more sensational details is the revelation that a number of buildings in Las Vegas were modified to house "metal alloys and other materials ... from unidentified aerial phenomena." It's a seemingly minor detail in a much larger story about a program that was established in 2007 under the guidance of then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid. The Nevada Democrat turned an interest in space phenomena into a DoD-funded $22 million investigation. Reid confirmed the existence of the program, as did Pentagon officials, though the latter claim that the program ended in 2012. "It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding, and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change," Pentagon spokesperson Thomas Crosson told the Times. Still, the Pentagon's engagement here is a big surprise: This is one of the few times if not the first that an arm of the U.S. government confirmed the existence of a modern program designed to look into extraterrestrial events. The Las Vegas storage location(s) were constructed by Robert Bigelow, a friend of Reid's and a NASA contractor who is currently working with the aerospace and aeronautics research agency on human habitats for outer space. The Times writes: Although the Pentagon confirms that funding for the program came to an end in 2012, former military intelligence official and program administrator Luis Elizondo claims that research efforts continue. The Times unearthed a great deal more information about this program and its beginnings, supporters, and operations. Definitely give that story a look if you're interested in learning more. (This is about UFOs, folks: Are any of you not interested in learning more?) WATCH: Here's a breakdown of the beloved 'Star Wars' character, the porg
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:50:22 -0500
10 Cordless Drills for the Do-It-Yourselfer
News ImageCruising the tool aisle at a home center, not to mention countless avenues online, youll find an overwhelming array of cordless drills. CR is here to help narrow your choicesdown to the 30-plus...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:30:25 -0500
Alyssa Milano Educates Matt Damon After His Horrid Response On Sexual Misconduct
News ImageActress Alyssa Milanotaught a master class on the problems of sexual misconduct Friday night.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:12:46 -0500
Omarosa's exit highlights lack of diversity at Trump White House
News ImageWithout Manigault-Newman, Trump appears to have no black senior advisers in public-facing White House roles. The departure of the former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault-Newman from the White House this week has placed the lack of diversity in Donald Trumps administration under renewed scrutiny. Manigault-Newman, the highest-ranking black person to work in the West Wing under Trump, abruptly left her post as a special assistant to the president on Wednesday.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:00:29 -0500
Police Investigating Possible Link Between Skeletal Remains Found in a Shed & 3 Missing Brothers
News ImageMichigan police are investigating whether the partial remains of three children found in the shed of a rental home in Missoula, Montana, could belong to brothers missing for almost decade
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:30:54 -0500
Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana
News ImageMANCHACA, Texas (AP) When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:25:55 -0500
Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources
News ImageBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:27:28 -0500
Cow Escapes Live Nativity Scene Twice and Wanders the Streets of Philadelphia
News ImageStormy was returned after two adventures on snowy downtown streets
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:44:25 -0500
On the trail of London's serial cat killer
News ImageIn what has become a grim ritual, Tony Jenkins examines the mutilated remains of a domestic cat -- and says the south London serial killer has struck once again. Nobody is surprised when Jenkins, the co-founder of Snarl, a local animal rescue and rehabilitation shelter, arrives at a veterinary surgery to confirm the grisly find. In the last two years, Snarl has identified more than 400 suspected victims: mostly cats, but also some foxes and rabbits.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:51:36 -0500
Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role
News ImageMEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico's Congress approved a law Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:37:50 -0500
The Myth That Urbanization Means Prosperity
News ImageWhen it comes to cities and urbanization, it is generally thought that bigger is better. But a pair of recent studies suggests that although industrialized nations may have benefited from larger cities, the same is not true for the rapidly urbanizing areas of the developing world. In these parts of the globe, there really might be such a thing as too much urbanization, too quickly.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500
Check Out This Model S Wagon Rendering
News ImageOne collector has commissioned his own custom Tesla wagon. Here's what it'll look like.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:14:18 -0500
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