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Trump ignored advisers' warnings and congratulated Putin
News ImagePresident Trump did not heed the warnings of his own national security advisers Tuesday when he called and congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:22:18 -0400
Suspected Austin Bomber Dead In Confrontation With Police
News Image* The suspected bomber died Wednesday morning after a device exploded in his car during a confrontation with police
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:04:03 -0400
Syria Aid Worker: 'A Motionless World' Is Watching 'Wholesale Slaughter'
News ImageAn aid worker in the besieged Syrian region of eastern Ghouta has spoken of
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:27:25 -0400
John Oliver Didn't Think Pence-Trolling, Gay-Themed Book Would Be A Hit
News ImageJohn Oliver's queer-themed, Mike Pence-trolling children's book, A Day In the
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:36:36 -0400
Fifth Texas parcel bomb blast leaves U.S. investigators baffled
News ImageBy Jon Herskovitz and Jim Forsyth AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A package bomb blew up at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio on Tuesday, the fifth in a series of attacks that have rocked Texas this month and left baffled investigators searching for what they suspect is a serial bomber. The package filled with nails and metal shrapnel was mailed from Austin to another address in Austin and passed through a sorting center in Schertz, about 65 miles (105 km) away, when it exploded on a conveyer belt, knocking a female employee off her feet, officials said. It was the fifth of a series in explosions in Texas in the past 18 days that have killed two people, injured others, and left hundreds of federal and local investigators scrambling to find the perpetrator and a motive.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:02:11 -0400
Autonomous Uber Possibly Not At Fault For Pedestrian Death
News ImageIts the first known fatality of a pedestrian involving a self-driving vehicle.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:15 -0400
Erdogan tells US to end 'deception' on Syria
News ImagePresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday told the US to stop "deceiving" Turkey and start cooperation, after Washington said it was concerned by the Turkish-led offensive on the Syrian city of Afrin. Erdogan's typically abrasive comments came after the US State Department reacted to the capture by Turkish forces of Afrin from Kurdish militia by sounding alarm over the fate of civilians and looting. "If we are strategic partners, you must respect us and you must work with us," Erdogan told Turkey's NATO ally during a speech to ruling party lawmakers in parliament.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:57:16 -0400
Happy Nowruz 2018! Everything You Need to Know About the Persian New Year
News ImageNowruz is often marked with traditional food, cultural events and sports
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 03:53:23 -0400
Senate to take another look at the 2001 war on terror resolution
News ImageThree presidents have relied on a 2001 congressional measure in applying deadly force overseas. Now, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet to discuss replacing or revising it.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:09:50 -0400
Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Justine Damond
News ImageThe Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:52:04 -0400
Scott Pruitt Went To Italy, And It Only Cost Taxpayers $120,000
News ImageDetails about Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:59:00 -0400
Two wounded in Maryland school shooting; student gunman dies
News ImageA 17-year-old student opened fire at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, in an attack that left two fellow students wounded, then died after a gunfight with an officer stationed there, amid a renewed debate over gun violence in schools. The shooting in St. Mary's County followed last month's Florida high school massacre and came just days ahead of a national march backing stronger gun laws. The gunfire erupted shortly before 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) at Great Mills High School, about 70 miles (110 km) south of Washington, county Sheriff Timothy Cameron said.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:51:06 -0400
What It's Like To Date An Older Man At 17, Then Marry Him
News ImageThis as-told-to has been edited for clarity and length. Debbie, who's from
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:35:10 -0400
27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better
News ImageYou want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:45:33 -0400
Court rulings boost Democrats' chances of retaking Congress
News ImageHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Boosting the Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional map imposed on Pennsylvania by the state's high court.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:09:31 -0400
Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in
News ImageRussia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance. The March 4 poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place just two weeks ahead of Russia's presidential poll in which Vladimir Putin was re-elected, has plunged relations between London and Moscow into crisis. As the European Union offered Britain its "unqualified solidarity" on Monday, the Kremlin demanded London either come up with proof of Russia's involvement -- or apologise.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:38:48 -0400
Good Samaritans help flip a man's car following crash
News ImageA group of good Samaritans in Chester County, Pa., came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after a crash.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:09:16 -0400
Trevor Noah Unveils Terrifying Donald Trump-Themed Anti-Drugs PSA
News Image&> "Let's say you kill all the drug you also kill doctors who
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:26:49 -0400
Austin Bomber Mark Anthony Conditt Dead But Residents Warned to Remain Vigilant of Other Possible Explosives
News ImageThe 24-year-old man blew himself up as police closed in.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:13:01 -0400
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls US ambassador 'son of a dog'
News ImagePalestinian President MahmoudAbbason Monday called the USambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. Mr Abbas, speaking at a Palestinian leadership gathering, also blamed Hamas for a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, remarks that threatened reconciliation efforts with the Islamist group. The Palestinian leader accused Ambassador David Friedman of defending Israeli settlers in the West Bank by saying that they were building on "their land". The slur drew rebukes from the diplomat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In an angry tone, Mr Abbassaid: "The son of dog says they build on their land? He is a settler, and his family are settlers, and he is the USambassador in Tel Aviv. What should we expect from him?" Mr Friedman, a strong supporter of Israel's settler movement, was an early and enthusiastic advocate of USPresident Donald Trump's decision in December to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the USembassy there. David Friedman addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Credit: AFP Mr Friedman responded during a speech in Jerusalem to a conference on combating global anti-Semitism, saying: "His response was to refer to me as son of a dog. Anti-Semitism or political discourse? Not for me to judge, I leave that all up to you." Jason Greenblatt, USMiddle East envoy,issued a statement calling Mr Abbas' comment "highly inappropriate".He said the Palestinian leader needed "to choose between hateful rhetoric and concrete and practical efforts to improve the quality of life of his people". Mr Trump's announcement on Jerusalem delighted the Israeli government but infuriated Palestinians, who have staged regular protests since then. Jerusalem - Israel Israel regards Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital, although that is not recognised internationally. Palestinians feel equally strongly, saying that East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future Palestinian state. Peace talks aimed at finding a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict have stalled, while Israeli settlement expansion has continued. Mr Netanyahu said Mr Trump's decisions on Jerusalem appeared to have broughtAbbasto the point of making a verbal attacks on a USofficial. "For the first time in decades, the USadministration has stopped spoiling the Palestinian leaders and tells them: enough is enough," Netanyahu said on Twitter. "Apparently the shock of the truth has caused them to lose it."
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:19:27 -0400
Maryland school shooting: Two students injured and shooter dead after gun attack
News ImageThe student who shot two other students at Great Mills High School in southeast Maryland has died after a school resource officer fired at him, the sheriff for St Marys County has said. The school day had barely begun when a student shot a male and female student in a hallway before exchanging fire with a campus security officer, county Sheriff Timothy Cameron told NBCs Washington affiliate. The officer ended the attack at the Great Mills, Maryland high school, about 70 miles from Washington, by injuring the shooter.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:50:00 -0400
Chrissy Metz Says She Was Physically Abused By Her Stepfather As A Teen
News ImageChrissy Metz says she was "a tough cookie" growing up, but that didn't stop
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:36:33 -0400
Roche's Tecentriq notches third cancer cocktail trial win
News ImageBy John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq on Tuesday racked up a third trial win in combination with other cancer drugs, a boost for the Swiss drugmaker as it seeks to muscle in on space dominated by Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb. A late-stage study, called IMpower131, demonstrated Tecentriq mixed with chemotherapies carboplatin and Abraxane cut risk of disease worsening or death (PFS), compared with chemotherapy alone, in first-line treatment of patients with advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:02:16 -0400
Federal Judge Rips Kris Kobach For Failing To Fully Comply With Court Order
News ImageA federal judge lambasted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) on Tuesday
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:01:08 -0400
The Latest: Number of freed Nigerian schoolgirls up to 104
News ImageMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) The Latest on the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls (all times local):
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:34:12 -0400
Paris named as world's n1 destination by Traveler's Choice Awards
News ImageAfter the terror attacks in 2015, Paris has proved that it's still standing strong in the international tourist arena. The French capital has moved up two positions in the TripAdvisor ranking which is based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for various destinations.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:05:11 -0400
It Matters That A Gay Man Helped Trump Backers Exploit Facebook Data
News ImageChristopher Wylie is the self-described gay Canadian vegan who's come forward
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:33 -0400
Couple interrogated French nanny before killing her, court hears
News ImageA couple living in London interrogated their young French au-pair relentlessly for hours before murdering her and burning her body to cover up the crime, prosecutors told a court Tuesday. The charred remains of 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet were discovered by the fire brigade on September 20, in the back garden of the southwest London home where she cared for two children. On Tuesday's second day of the trial, the packed courtroom heard clips of more than eight hours of audio recordings of Lionnet being questioned by the couple.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:09:29 -0400
Family Seeks Help for 4 Kidnapped Children Rescued from Polygamist Compound
News ImageThe children were allegedly kidnapped by their father and taken to a doomsday cult.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:12:35 -0400
A Look Back At Puerto Rico, 6 Months After The Storm
News ImageSix months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, HuffPost revisits a reporting trip from October to show how the islands most vulnerable residents had to wait weeks for aid.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:27:01 -0400
Iran denies Saudi allegations of harboring bin Laden's son
News ImageTehran denied on Tuesday allegations made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Iran was harboring Osama bin Laden's son and supporting him as the new leader of al Qaeda. Decades-old animosity between Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and revolutionary Shi'ite Iran has deepened in recent years as the two sides wage proxy wars in the Middle East and beyond, including in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Iran's murky and fluid relationship with al Qaeda has contributed to tensions with Riyadh, which previously accused Tehran of backing al Qaeda and sheltering its members.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:40:19 -0400
Another Obamacare Stabilization Bill Is In Trouble, This Time Because Of Abortion
News ImageA proposal designed to "stabilize Obamacare" and reduce health insurance
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:41:53 -0400
Wreckage of ship blown apart in WWII found, offering closure
News ImageJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in a 1944 movie.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:38:11 -0400
Ford unveils SmartLink plug-in modem to bring older models up to date
News ImageOne of the problems with the lightning-fast progress being made with in-car connectivity and other technological advances is that it also ages models without the latest tech faster than ever. Ford has now come up with a way of addressing that problem to some degree with a device called the FordPass SmartLink.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:08:59 -0400
John Kelly Sure Seems Like A Jerk
News ImageWASHINGTON When John Kelly took over as President Donald Trump's chief of
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:48:06 -0400
2019 Ford Fusion Gets Minor Facelift, More Standard Safety Tech
News ImageYou can see it in person next week at the New York Auto Show.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:10:29 -0400
The Latest: ATF: Fairly certain no packages, urges caution
News ImageROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) The Latest on the Austin bombings (all times local):
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:36:47 -0400
What we know so far about Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt
News ImageThe family of the man accused of terrorising Austin with a deadly month-long bombing spree has spoken of their devastation at his actions, as police tried to understand how and why he went on his rampage. Mark Conditt, 23, died in the early hours of Wednesday, killing himself in his car as a SWAT team closed in on him in the town ofRound Rock, 20 miles from Austin. Police said that they had learnt of his identity in the previous 24 hours, when he had dropped off a package at a FedEx in Austin and was caught on CCTV. They then obtained his Google search records, and found suspicious activity. Conditt is suspected of carrying out at least five bomb attacks in the Austin area, killing two people and wounding several more. Police said that he used hardware store supplies to make pipe bombs like those used in the failed New York subway bombing late last year. Police are unsure if he made the bombs alone or had help. Brian Manley, right, Austin chief of police Officials have not given a motive for the bombings and Brian Manley, chief of Austin police, said that they were still concerned there could be more unexploded devices. We dont know where this suspect has spent his last 24 hours, and therefore we need to remain vigilant to be sure no other packages have been left throughout the community, he said. Austin homicide detective David Fugitt said Conditt's parents and three sisters have been "very cooperative," adding that officials didn't have any indication the family knew Conditt was involved with the bombings. "They have gone above and beyond to answer any questions we have had," he said. On Wednesday the family issued a statement saying they were devastated and broken to be caught up in the attacks. We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in. Our family is a normal family in every way. We love, we pray, and we try to inspire and serve others. Right now our prayers are for those families that have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark. Police in Austin Conditt lived in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville, in a house he shared with two roommates both of whom were detained and questioned by investigators on Wednesday. Mark Roessler, an IT manager, lived across the street from the house and told The Telegraph that Conditt and his father Pat bought the house about two years ago as a fixer upper project. He described Conditt as very polite said he and his father worked together for about a year, before Conditt moved in. It was obvious the dad had a loving bond for his son, said Mr Roessler. He confided in me he was trying to build their relationship. Mark was quiet. He invited me into the house two or three times and I saw the remodel work. Mark moved in sometime last year and I havent seen much of him since. I would see people his age, males, come and go from the house. Candy Buchleitner has lived near the family for five years, keeping chickens in her backyard. She told The Telegraph that the neighborhood is normally very quiet, and home to mostly older people. It backs up to about 20 acres of undeveloped land. She did not know the family of the suspected bomber but said she was sad to hear they are grieving. Its a tragedy all around, she said. They lost a son and now everybody is on top of them. Crime scene tape blocks access to the public as FBI agents collect evidence at a FedEx Office facility following an explosion at a nearby sorting center on March 20, 2018 in Sunset Valley, Texas From an early age the siblings were all were home-schooled by their mother,Danene Conditt. Jeremiah Jensen, 24, who was homeschooled in the same Pflugerville community as Conditt, told the American-Statesman that Conditt was a little rough around the edges. Its really sad to think that one of my friends succumbed to hatred of some sort, he said. I have no idea what caused him to make those bombs. Whatever it was I wish he would have reached out to me and asked for help or something. Jensen was one of only about a dozen friends listed on Conditts Facebook page before it was removed on Wednesday morning. The two were close in 2012 and 2013, said Jensen, who would often go to the Conditts home for lunch after Sunday church service and attending Bible study and other activities together. Mr Jensen said Conditt came from a good family, was athletic, enjoyed rock climbing and parkour and was a deep thinker. When I met Mark, he was really rough around the edges, Mr Jensen said. He was a very assertive person and would end up being kind of dominant and intimidating in conversation. A lot of people didnt understand him and where he was coming from. He really just wanted to tell the truth. What I remember about him he would push back on you if you said something without thinking about it. He loved to think and argue and turn things over and figure out what was really going on. Mr Jensen said Conditt attended regular church services at the Austin Stone Community Church. I know faith was a serious thing for him, he said. I dont know if he held onto his faith or not. The kind of anger that he expressed and the kind of hate that he succumbed to thats not what he believed in in high school. I dont know what happened along the way. This wasnt him. Mr Jensen said that he and many of his fellow homeschooled students felt loneliness. Its just very difficult for a lot of kids to find a way to fit in once they are out in the real world, he said. I have a feeling that is what happened with Mark. I dont remember him ever being sure of what he wanted to do. Investigators work at the scene of a bombing on Dawn Song Drive in the Travis Country neighborhood on Monday March 19 As part of his studies he appears to have written a blog, with six postings discussing social and political issues between January and May 2012. Introducing himself, he wrote:"I enjoy cycling, parkour, tennis, reading, and listening to music. I am not that politically inclined. I view myself as a conservative, but I don't think I have enough information to defend my stance as well as it should be defended. The reasons I am taking this class is because I want to understand the US government, and I hope that it will help me clarify my stance, and then defend it." His postings show him to be of moderate conservative leanings - against gay marriage and abortion, and in favour of the death penalty. Donna Sebastian Harp, who has known the family for 18 years, described Conditt as a quiet man from a tight-knit, godly family. He was a nerd, always reading, devouring books and computers and things like that, Ms. Harp said. Mrs Condittposted a photo her son in February 2013 on Facebook, saying: "I officially graduated Mark from High School on Friday. 1 down, 3 to go. He has 30 hrs of college credit too, but he's thinking of taking some time to figure out what he wants to do....maybe a mission trip. Thanks to everyone for your support over the years." After completing his studies Conditt worked for several years at a local semiconductor manufacturer, Crux Manufacturing, before being fired last August for poor performance, according to local television station KVUE-TV. The business' owner, who spoke to the television station anonymously, said Conditt "seemed like a smart kid who showed a lot of promise" and worked in purchasing and sales. "He was very quiet and introverted, and did not have any confrontations with management," the owner said, adding that he was given several warnings for not meeting expectations before he was fired. "He would prioritize things in his own way." Delton Southern, owner of Delton's Pecan Street Barber Shop, said both Conditt and the first of his victims, Anthony Stephan House, a 39-year-old construction worker, had their hair cut there. I lost two clients," he told The Telegraph. "One a youngster who lived across the street, and House, who came here for more than five years. Asked about the coincidence, he replied: Thats very weird.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:56 -0400
Trump's Latest Ideas To Combat The Opioid Epidemic Are Also His Dumbest
News ImagePresident Donald Trump wants to execute drug dealers, build a wall on the
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:27:39 -0400
Palestinian President attacks Hamas, calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'
News ImageBy Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. Abbas, speaking at a Palestinian leadership gathering, also blamed Hamas for a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza, remarks that threatened reconciliation efforts with the Islamist group.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:35:03 -0400
Evacuations in effect for parts of Ventura, Santa Barbara counties as heavy rain looms
News ImageMandatory evacuation orders went into effect Tuesday for parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as a powerful storm is expected to bring large amounts of rain.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:48:21 -0400
Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering Ruling
News ImageA dozen GOP Pennsylvania lawmakers filed legislation on Tuesday to impeach
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:13:30 -0400
The 9 Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World
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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400
Fixing the Iran Nuke Deal Ahead of North Korea Talks Is a Terrible Idea
News ImageThe road to Pyongyang does not pass through Tehran.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:56:19 -0400
BMW X8 Production Decision Coming Later This Year
News ImageIf approved, the production model won't follow the recipe used for the X4 and X6.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 03:25:11 -0400
The Latest: Authorities want Cruz's brother committed
News ImageMIAMI (AP) The Latest on the Florida school shooting (all times local):
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:08:11 -0400
How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane, According to Science
News ImageThe secret is picking the right seat
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:36:34 -0400
Ben Carson Said Trans People In Homeless Shelters Make Others 'Not Comfortable'
News ImageHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke Tuesday about
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:52:37 -0400
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