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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020: 'Were not thinking at all about the next election'
News ImageAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senators first presidential campaign. A spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, like Mr Sanders a self-described democratic socialist, refused to comment directly on the 77-year-olds Tuesday announcement he is running for a second time. Were excited to see so many progressives in the race, spokesperson Corbin Trent said.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:27:14 -0500
Police: Shooter targeted 3 victims in gated LA community
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) One of three men who were shot to death at a home in a gated Los Angeles community likely allowed the shooter inside, authorities said Tuesday.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:22:46 -0500
Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Russia postponed
News ImageIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have postponed a planned meeting Thursday in Moscow for talks on Iranian military activity in Syria, an Israeli official said. The two leaders would speak by phone on Thursday instead, the official said on condition of anonymity Wednesday, adding that a new date for the meeting would be set as soon as possible. The official gave no reason for the postponement, but Israeli media said it was related to Netanyahu's strategizing with allied right-wing parties for April 9 elections ahead of a Thursday deadline for electoral lists to be submitted.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:02:37 -0500
In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late
News ImageThe 1985 report was one of the first exposes in a sexual abuse scandal that has plagued the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has called senior bishops to meet for four days starting on Thursday to discuss how to tackle the worsening crisis.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:04:47 -0500
Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union
News ImageSouthwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:12:39 -0500
This Is How the Kashmir Terrorist Attack Could Start a Major War
News ImageThe recent violence in Kashmir has provoked New Delhi.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:47:00 -0500
Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ law
News ImageA married lesbian couple in Indiana were turned away by a tax preparer when they attempted to file their taxes jointly last week, making them one of many victims of the states anti-LGBTQ laws. Bailey and Samantha Brazzel got married last July and decided to file their taxes jointly for the first time. The couple went to Carter Tax Service in Russiaville to meet with Nancy Fivecoate, a tax preparer Ms Bailey used for the last four years.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:26:23 -0500
Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated - BBC
News Image"Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable," Ren told the BBC in an interview. Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:24:02 -0500
After IS, ammunition among the IV drips at Syria clinic
News ImageAt a clinic in eastern Syria, the Islamic State group have fled leaving a floor strewn with medical supplies -- but also explosives and a foreign passport. US-backed fighters took the three-storey building in the village of Baghouz in recent days, and now use its roof to survey the frontline against the jihadists. Under three mounds of earth, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces had buried a woman and two IS fighters found wearing ammunition jackets.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:29:45 -0500
Lawsuits mount against Trump's 'emergency' measure
News ImageNo sooner had President Trump announced that he was declaring a national emergency to secure billions in unspent funds to build a border wall than he began outlining the legal battle he expected the measure to face.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:20:33 -0500
Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week
News ImageAURORA, Ill. (AP) The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:23:42 -0500
An 11-Year-Old Student Was Arrested in Florida After Refusing to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance
News ImageThe 11-year-old was charged with disruption and resisting arrest
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:03:12 -0500
China's Silicon Valley Blueprint Has Plenty of Holes
News ImageLate Monday, theofficial Xinhua News Agency released details of the State Council's Greater Bay Area plana project to knit together Hong Kong and Macau with nine mainland cities into a global innovation hub to rival Californias Silicon Valley. Hong Kong residents struggling with high housing prices will have the opportunity to move across the border and work in state-owned companies while people moving the other way will gain access to the citys educationand health systems.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:13:11 -0500
Newport Beach cold case: Arrest made in connection to 1973 Linda O'Keefe murder case
News ImageAn arrest was made in connection to a 1973 cold case involving the murder of an 11-year-old girl in Newport Beach, ABC News reports.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:35:43 -0500
O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate
News ImageEL PASO, Texas (AP) Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:32:58 -0500
How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widows
How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widowsDespite a looming funding shortfall, proposals to enhance Social Security benefits are being circulated.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:54:59 -0500
U.S. presidential hopeful Warren urges universal childcare, 'ultra-millionaire' tax
News ImageThe program would be funded largely by the federal government and would use existing childcare facilities and in-home providers. Warren is vying for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, hoping to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Republicans have said childcare programs should be driven by the states, and not imposed by the federal government.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:45:24 -0500
Andrew McCabe exacts tell-all revenge on Donald Trump
News ImageThe former deputy director of the FBI pulls few punches in The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:10:53 -0500
Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'
News ImageOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:21:46 -0500
Man punches and throws hot coffee on Sikh 7-Eleven clerk because he 'hates Muslims'
News ImageA man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a Sikh employee of a California 7-Eleven convenience store. The man can allegedly be seen on surveillance footage punching the employee, and throwing coffee on him after he attempted to leave without paying for coffee. The man, identified by police as John Crain, was arrested by the Marysville Police Department.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:28:46 -0500
10 of the Best Car-Upholstery Cleaners Tested
10 of the Best Car-Upholstery Cleaners Tested
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:57:00 -0500
7 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Bought or Sold
7 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Bought or SoldWarren Buffett is wheeling and dealing. The most anticipated 13-F filing each quarter is that of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B). Here are seven stocks Buffett has been buying and selling according to this month's filing.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:40:46 -0500
Ginsburg Returning to Supreme Court Bench After Cancer Surgery
News ImageGinsburgs presence for arguments in one case will be a relief to liberals worried about any prospect that the 85-year-old justice might have to step down and give President Donald Trump a third Supreme Court vacancy to fill. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed that Ginsburg will be on the bench Tuesday. Ginsburg has been working from home while recovering from the operation.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:42:59 -0500
Snow, ice, torrential rain brings weather havoc to 39 states, 200 million people
News ImageA powerful storm will roar across the US over the next 2 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:08:16 -0500
Palestinian president rejects tax money from Israel
News ImageThe Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA's financial support of militants' families, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said. The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body set up following the 1993 Oslo peace accords, has suffered a series of financial blows in the past year. Under interim peace deals, Israel collects taxes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip and makes monthly payments to the PA, which says it receives around $222 million each month.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:26:41 -0500
Farrakhan to Omar: Dont apologize for Israel comments
News ImageNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan defends Minnesota congresswoman.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:31:17 -0500
US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president
News ImageThe Democratic Party still hasa long way to go to have any chance of wrestling back power from Donald Trump in 2020. There will be no coronation for a Democrat champion to take on Trump. Instead, the party's nomination is wide open and the field of candidates is expected to be one of the biggest ever assembled. It ranges from septuagenarian veterans of Washington to young pretenders barely known yet on the national stage. The party will have to decide whether to go with experience, or to skip a generation and try new blood. Here are all the Democrats who have announced they will be running. Elizabeth Warren The US Senatorof Massachusetts announced on December 31 she had formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2020. The following week, Ms Warreninformally kicked off the nominating fight on a visit to Iowa, condemning the corrupting influence of money on politics and lamenting lost economic opportunities for working families. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during an organising event at Curate event space in Des Moines, Iowa Credit: AP After weeks ofcriticism over her claims of Native American heritage, Ms Warren formally launched her2020presidential campaign in February, saying she is fighting for all Americans. Warren, 69, has made workersrights, fair wages and access to healthcare central to her campaign. This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone,Warren said. And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America. Her ancestry drew fresh scrutiny in early February with the discovery that she described her race as American Indian on a form to join the Texas legal bar in the 1980s. Warren has repeatedly apologized, saying the claim was based on family lore,and she now understands tribal sovereignty dictates membership. Read the full profile of Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders The Independent senator for Vermont announced on February 19 2019 that he was taking a second shot at the Democratic nomination. He blindsided Hillary Clinton with an insurgent campaign from the Left in 2016 which energised young voters in a surge that drew comparisons with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but ultimately fell short. Bernie Sanders pushed Hillary Clinton harder than expected for the 2016 Democrat nomination but fell short Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa Mr Sanderss age he would be 79 on inauguration day if he won is a concern. Buthe also has a loyal and established network of activists who could be remobilised. One key lesson Mr Sanders learned from 2016 was that not enough groundwork had been done in the southern states, where Mrs Clinton won easily. His other weakness was foreign policy and in recent months he has been speaking to experts to widen his knowledge. He has also been assiduously visiting Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in the 2020 primaries. Millions of viewers have been watching events about healthcare that he streams live on Facebook. There are podcasts too. Should he win the Democratic nomination and take on Mr Trump there would undoubtedly be fireworks. As for what nickname Mr Trump would give him, we already know. The president has christened him "Crazy Bernie". Read the full profile of Bernie Sanders. Julian Castro The former San Antonio mayor has been widely tipped as a rising star in the Democratic Party for years and announced his presidential campaign on January 12. Im running for president because its time for new leadership. Because its time for new energy,the 44-year-old said. And its time for a new commitment to make sure that the opportunities Ive had are available for every American. Mr Castro is the grandson of a Mexican immigrant and would be the first Hispanic elected president. He served ashousing and urban development secretary during Barack Obamas presidency. Julian Castro, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, speaks at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in New Orleans Credit: Reuters Mr Castro has sought to use his familys personal story to challenge Mr Trumps border policies including criticising the president by name in his launch speech. Yes, we must have border security, but there is a smart and humane way to do it. And there is no way in hell that caging children is keeping us safe,Mr Castrosaid. Read the full profile of Julian Castro. John Delaney TheDemocrat congressman from Maryland was the first to throw his hat into the ring when he made his announcement in September, 2017. The 55-year-old said he was not seeking a fourth term in Congress, instead devoting time and money to his White House campaign. Representative John Delaney, a Democrat from Maryland, was the first to throw his hat in the ring Credit: Bloomberg Mr Delaneylaunched a pre-emptive strike to win some name recognition. I think am the right person for the job, but not enough people know that,he told the Telegraph at the time at a gathering of around 40 Democratic activists held in a suburban home in southern New Hampshire. So the way I solve that problem is by getting in early and spending more time. Mr Delaneys pitch is unashamedly moderate. This could prove a weakness at a time when some Democrats have buyers remorse at having opted for Hillary Clinton rather than Bernie Sanders, whose campaign captured the public imagination. Read the full profile of John Delaney. TulsiGabbard Gabbard,an Iraq War veteran who is the first Hindu elected to Congress and the first member born in the USterritory of American Samoa,said the issue of war and peacewould be the main focus of her campaign. The 37-year-olds run would not be without controversy. In 2016, she alarmed fellow Democrats when she met with Donald Trump during his transition to president and later when she took a secret trip to Syria and met with President Bashar Assad, who has been accused of war crimes and genocide. She questioned whether he was responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and led the U.S. to attack a Syrian air base. Representative Gabbard delivers a nomination speech for Sanders on the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Credit: Reuters She said she doesnt regret the trip and considers it important to meet with adversaries if you are seriousabout pursuing peace.She also noted that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was based on faulty intelligence and said that she wanted to understand the evidence behind the Syria attack. Gabbard was one of the most prominent lawmakers to back Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Her endorsement came in dramatic fashion, with her resigning as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee to express her support. Read the full profile of Tulsi Gabbard. Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic US Senator KirstenGillibrand, an outspoken Donald Trump critic and champion of womens issues including the MeToo movement, hasannounced she is running for president. Im going to run for president of the United States, because as a young mom Im going to fight for other peoples kids as hard as I would fight for my own which is why I believe that healthcare should be a right and not a privilege,the senator told Stephen Colbert on his CBS television late night talk show. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York Credit: Reuters Her goals will include putting gender at the fore of her campaign, combating institutional racism, taking on special interests and entrenched systems of power in Washington, and fighting against political corruption and greed. I know that I have the compassion, the courage, and the fearless determination to get that done,she added. The 52-year-old from upstate New York said she was forming an exploratory committee, a crucial legal step for a candidate to run for president, just days before travelling to the early voting state of Iowa. Read the full profile of Kirsten Gillibrand. Kamala Harris Kamala Harris, a first-term senator for California,chose Martin Luther King Day to launch her presidential campaign, in a nod to the historic nature of her candidacy. Born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father,the 54-year-old former prosecutor would break several barriers if elected president. Kamala Harris chose MLK day to announce her bid for the presidency Credit: AFP An aide on her campaign said the announcement was also timed to mark47 years since Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, became the first black woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president. Announcingher bid onABCs Good Morning America programme, Ms Harris said: The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. Thats why Im running for president of the United States. Her supporters believe she has a broad enough appeal to gain traction with a Democratic Party that is increasingly non-white and fuelled by women who feel alienated by President Donald Trumps policies. Ms Harris has also chosen to hold her first campaign eventin South Carolina, a state where black voters are the dominant force in the Democratic primary, rather than the traditional first stops of Iowa and New Hampshire, the two predominantly white states that open the primary vote. Read the full profile of Kamala Harris. PeteButtigieg Pete Buttigieg, a little known 37-year-old mayor, has also thrown his hat into the ring sayingAmerica needs a new generation of leaders. Seen as a rank outsider, he would become the countrys first openly gay president if he managed to win his partys nomination and then defeat Donald Trump. Pete Buttigieg Credit: AP The two-term mayor of South Bend, a city of 100,000 people in Indiana, was named by former president Barack Obamaon a list of gifted young Democrats, in an interview published in November 2016. In a short speech and campaign advert, Mr Buttigieg framed the White House bid around his youth as he called for a clean break with the leaders of the past. Mr Buttigieg is a Harvard University graduate, Rhodes scholar and former McKinsey consultant who has held no national political office. He turned 37 on Saturday just two years older than the age minimum to run for president dictated by the US Constitution and would be the youngest-ever Oval Office occupant if he got there. Read the full profile of Pete Buttigieg. Amy Klobuchar AmyKlobucharjoined the 2020 White House race on February 10, adding a pragmatic voice from the heartland state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Senator AmyKlobucharhas positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar declares her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Minneapolis, Minnesota Credit: Reuters In a speech that was almost a point-by-point rejection of the presidents policies and the countrys toxic divides, she told supporters: We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. Enough is enough. Our nation must be governed not from chaos but from opportunity,she added. Ms Klobuchar, the 58-year-old granddaughter of an iron miner, made the announcement before a heavily bundled-up crowd under gray and snowy skies in a park along the Mississippi River, as volunteers passed out handwarmers. In a year when many Democrats say their top priority in a candidate is an ability to defeat Trump, Ms Klobuchars words seemed time after time, issue by issue to target the president. She said that if elected she would return to the international climate treaty on Day One.She promised more stringent gun laws and set a target of universal health care, while calling for America to support its troops, diplomats and intelligence officers. They deserve better than foreign policy by tweet,she said. Likely contenders Joe Biden Barack Obamas vice president continues to top polls when voters areasked who they want as the Democrat 2020 candidate though that does not mean too much at this early stage. Joe Biden, the former US vice president, has been out campaigning for the 2018 midterms Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Mr Biden is actively considering a bid and explained in his autobiography last year that he would have probablychallenged Hillary Clinton in 2016 but for the death of his son Beau. Strengths would include Mr Bidens potential for winning back Trump voters and his track record at the top of government. Weaknesses? He is 75 older than the president and could be framed as too establishment. Cory Booker The junior US senator from New Jersey has styled himself a "street fighter" and there is little doubt he would love to take on Mr Trump. Cory Bookeris one of only three black US senators Credit: Cory Booker Mr Booker, a 6ft 4informer star college athlete, is clearly a major contender. He said recently: "I am so determined to fight and stop Donald Trump." Mr Booker is 48, teetotal, vegan and engages in intermittent fasting, a fad diet. He is one of only three black US senators. Underlying all his convictions is an unshakable Baptist faith. His academic CV is impeccable - political science at Stanford, a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, going on to study law at Yale. Eric Holder Barack Obama's attorney general for six years has not been shy about suggesting he could run. Eric Holder could take up the Obama mantle Credit: Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP There have been a flurry of public speeches and media appearances already, and he is an ideal candidate to take up the Obama mantle. Mr Holder, 67, stirred up controversy recently when he said of Republicans: "When they go low, we kick them." As attorney general he led a legal defence of drone strikes, and moved terrorist prosecutions to civilian courts. He has also been a high profile advocate for voting rights. Michael Bloomberg The 76-year-old billionaire has flirted with a White House run several times before, but this may well be the time. Michael Bloomberg: former New York mayor Credit: Roslan RAHMAN/AFP In October, Mr Bloomberg registered as a Democrat, 17 years after he left the party to run for New York mayor as a Republican. On the eve of the midterm elections he spent $5 million on a TV advert backing Democrats. The advert featured himself saying: "We must send a signal to Republicans in Washington that they have failed to lead." Michael Avenatti The California lawyer has been propelled to prominence by representing Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump over a decade ago. Michael Avenatti, speaking at a 'How to Beat Trump' discussion in October Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Mr Avenatti's indication that he could run for the Democratic nomination was initially treated with scepticism, but he is clearly serious. He has a long background in politics, working on campaigns and conducting opposition research, and has been making exploratory trips to the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Mr Avenatti, 47, is a consummate TV performer and has argued that the Democrats need someone like him who can "fight fire with fire". Beto O'Rourke Regardless of the result of his Senate race against Ted Cruz in Texas, Mr O'Rourke is being widely talked up as a White House contender. Beto O'Rourke pumps his fist for a cheering crowd before departing a campaign rally at the Alamo City Music Hall Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images He has been a US congressman for six years, which is enough of a legislative record forhim to run. In the Texas campaign the 46-year-old proved an ability to raise prodigious amounts of money across America. Matt Angle, a Democrat strategist, said: "Talent and charisma translate and the notion of waiting in line is going away. There is a vacuum at the top for somebody to really step into a leadership role."
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:34:24 -0500
Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack
News ImageISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's prime minister offered to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:08:55 -0500
As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam's Apuron, groups say
News ImageArchbishop Anthony S. Apuron was found guilty of 'certain accusations' of crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors. He has appealed the ruling.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:10:07 -0500
Barack Obama Manages to Work in a Michelle Obama Compliment in a Discussion About 'Being a Man'
News ImageHe also introduced NBA star Steph Curry as "Ayesha's husband"
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:47:20 -0500
The Best Thing in IKEA's New Summer Collection Is . . .
News ImageHint: It's going to transform your backyard BBQ setup
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:36:35 -0500
Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators say
News ImageOfficials in Alabama are calling for a small-town newspaper editor to resign because of an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize Washington, D.C.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:23:50 -0500
Forget the line at Juice Press — this WiFi-enabled Vitamix blender is $160 off
News Image"I'm gonna start eating healthy and cooking at home," said a lot of people, probably.But with Chinese 30-40 minutes away on Uber Eats, how many of us actually follow through? (Not me, that's for sure.)Vitamix blenders make eating better easier though, and the A3500 Ascent Series model is $159.60 off on Amazon today. Just don't get your kale at Trader Joe's.SEE ALSO: How different cold pressed juices will affect your body and soulFor people who love the destination (food) but hate the journey (making it), the A3500 is the fanciest of the Ascent series and the ultimate hands-off blender. It features four touch control programs for smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, and frozen deserts, all auto-adjusting to the correct blending speed and time so you won't have to babysit it. Built-in WiFi connectivity and the Vitamix app keep things exciting with 17 blending programs and over 500 recipes for ice cream, coffee, waffles, potato soup, and more.Image: vitamixNix the guesswork even more with Vitamix's new digital timer, which decides what the optimal blending time is for you to get perfect textures without having to experiment. If you know what you're doing, there's a programmable timer that will blend for the time you've entered and stop automatically.All of your options are displayed across a scratch-resistant touchscreen, with a self-cleaning option available to get you off the hook afterwards.Regularly $699.95, you can save $159.60 and get it for $540.35. Image: vitamix Save $160 on the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Blender (64 oz) -- $540.35 See Details
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:59:51 -0500
Indian air force planes collide in air show rehearsal, one pilot dead
News ImageTwo Indian Air Force planes collided in mid-air in the southern state of Karnataka on Tuesday while rehearsing an aerobatic show, killing one pilot and injuring two others, a senior police official said. "One Indian Air Force pilot has unfortunately lost his life. Two others were injured and shifted to hospital, but are said to be out of danger," said M.N. Reddi, director general of police in Karnataka.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:08:49 -0500
How to Determine Whether a Warehouse Club Membership is Worth It
News ImageWarehouse clubs such as Sam's Club, Costco and BJ's Wholesale Club are marketed to consumers as great places to find bargains on all kinds of goods, particularly items sold in bulk. Many discount grocers offer comparable prices on the goods you can find at a warehouse club. For most customers, there are three major areas that will provide enough savings throughout the year to pay for a warehouse club membership.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:20:41 -0500
Bernie Sanders: What are the left-wing senators policies for 2020 presidential campaign?
News ImageSenator Bernie Sanders will run for president proposing to enact a Medicare for All health care system, stave off catastrophic climate change through a Green New Deal and other measures, and implement a $15 (11.50) an hour minimum wage for all American workers, according to his aides. Mr Sanders criminal justice platform will include legalising marijuana, ending cash bail throughout the US, and abolishing private prisons, while he will also run on the standard Democratic policy goals of protecting young immigrants brought to the US as children and limiting the sale and distribution of guns. Mr Sanders policies would require trillions of dollars in additional government spending.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:10:12 -0500
AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops
News ImageCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South American nation. But top commanders are showing no signs of breaking their loyalty to Nicolas Maduro and disgruntled rank-and-file troops have yet to act.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:42:33 -0500
Southwest Airlines extends schedule, adds new seasonal routes
Southwest Airlines extends schedule, adds new seasonal routesSouthwest announced addition of two weekend-only seasonal routes. It also confirmed the return of seven seasonal routes that will resume in August.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:11:56 -0500
Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped
News ImageJERUSALEM (AP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts Tuesday in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem that was cancelled over a rift with Poland.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:08:56 -0500
Sen. Lindsey Graham on investigating McCabe and Rosenstein: Somebody's lying
News ImageChairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee vows to investigate former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's claims.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:56:20 -0500
Benetton's new French flair colours debut in Milan
News ImageBenetton took to the catwalk in Milan for the first time Tuesday with its debut collection by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in a bid to revive the historic Italian brand. The show, which kicked off Milan fashion week, opened with a homage to Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday aged 85. "Thank you, Karl," Castelbajac said.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:49:55 -0500
Fiat's Unloved 500L Tries Again with the 2019 Urbana Edition
News ImageThe compact-crossover version of the Fiat 500 gets a cosmetic blackout treatment that doesn't make up for its many shortcomings.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:49:00 -0500
Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online
News ImageDutt said some people had posted and circulated her phone number on Twitter, enabling the harassment, which she said included threats of rape and images of genitalia being sent to her phone. Dutt tweeted some of the threats and images on Monday, and she included phone numbers and names of the men who allegedly threatened her, after which her account was suspended. "I would like to place on record my absolute horror and disgust at Twitter's encouragement of sexual abuse and gender inequality," said Dutt, a former managing editor at news channel NDTV and a regular columnist with the Washington Post.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:17:37 -0500
Shamima Begum: What could happen to the Isil bride?
News ImageThe Home Office has stripped jihadi bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship, but the ongoing saga of what will happen next to her and her days-old son remains up in the air. International law forbids nations from making people stateless by revoking their only citizenship, prompting speculation that Begum held dual citizenship through her Bangladeshi parents. On Wednesday morning, Begum's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said his client does not have dual nationality, but the Home Office told The Telegraph laws in Bangladesh means the teenager automatically retains dual citizenship until she is 21. Her family say they will consider "all legal avenues to challenge this decision", and Begum herself said that she may think about trying to travel with her terrorist husband to his home country of Holland to claim citizenship there. Thecase has prompted fresh discussions over how Britain manages those returning or attempting to come back from Syria, once gripped by the tyranny of Islamic State (Isil). Begumwas one of three schoolgirls, along with Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, from Bethnal Green Academy who left the UK in February 2015. She married an Isil fighter and on Sunday have birth to her third childat a refugee camp in northeastern Syria. Her first two children died.Begum's family has pleaded for the 19-year-old to be shown mercy and to be allowed to return to east London. But what options do authorities have in such instances? Remain in Syria If Begum is not repatriated, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) could hand her over to neighbouring Iraqi forces, Middle East Correspondent Josie Ensor explains. The Telegraph is aware of at least three cases, including European citizens, where male Isil suspects have been transferred from Syria to Iraq to face trial. This would be a controversial option as Baghdad has the option to impose the death penalty, which the UK opposes. Foreign detainees are currently being held by the SDF in an area of Kurdish self-rule in northeastern Syria. The SDF has said that they do not have the money or resources to hold them forever. Islamic State losing its grip on Syria They have warned that if Turkey invades, which it has threatened, it could see the prisoners being set free in the chaos. The Syrian Kurds are also in talks with the Syrian government about ceding some of their territory, which could see some foreign prisoners being handed over to the regime. A third option - Mustafa Bali, the SDF spokesman, has called for an international court to be set up in Syria. This would see them tried by international judges in Syria but return home to serve their sentence. However, sources at the UN say it would be difficult if not impossible to set up such a court in Kurdish-held territory without the authority of the Syrian government. Bangladesh dual citizenship The Telegraph understands that the Home Office made the decision to revoke Begum's British citizenship based on Bangladeshi law. There, until the age of 21, it is understoodthe Isil bride automatically retains dual nationality due to the fact her parents are both from the country. At the age of 21, a child born to Bangladeshi parents has the right to waive their right to dual nationality, but not before. The complication lies in how she gets to Bangladesh - where it is understood her father is currently living -and how she proves that she is Shamima Begum. The teenager has never visited the country and does not have a Bangladeshi passport. Her old British passport is invalid due to her citizenship being revoked and she has previously said she used her sister's passport to travel to Syria back in 2015. One possible option for her would beto travel to Turkey via the notoriously penetrable border with Syria and present herself to the Bangladeshi embassy. But officials in Dhaka may well appeal the Home Office's decision to make Begum their responsibility, insisting that she has never even been to the country. Attemptto gain Dutch citizenship Begum married Isil fighterYago Riedjik in Syria having travelled to the Middle East from Bethnal Green in east London in 2015. His whereabouts are still unknown, but when asked what she might do next, the Isil bridetold ITV News:"Another option I might try with my family is my husband is from Holland and he has family in Holland. "Maybe I can ask for citizenship in Holland. If he gets sent back to prison in Holland I can just wait for him while he is in prison." This would need a number of elements to align for it to even be a possibility. First, Holland would have to accept to take Riedjik back, having left the country to become a terrorist in the Middle East. Yago Reidjik The country doesn't offer to help its citizens in Syria who are willing to return, and if they report to an embassy, they would be transported to Holland, arrested and prosecuted. A foreigh fighter with dual nationalities deemed a threat to national security - like Britain - can have their Dutch citizenship and passport revoked. If that happens, Begum would have to follow him. But her British passport is - as it stands - invalid. And she previously said she had travelled to Syria on her sister's passport, which has since been taken from her. Dutch legislation dictates that a spouse or partner wishing to live in Holland would need a residence permit, and in order to be eligible for a permit - they must have a valid passport or other travel documents. Somehow, if she manages to make the 2,000-mile journey from Syria to Holland,the Dutch authorities would have to accept that she and Riedjik are married. The pair were wedwithin the confines of Islamic State a matter ofweeks after shearrived. It is highly unlikely there is paperwork to prove they are legally married, and even if there is, the Dutch authorities would have to accept it as binding. Home Office decision is rescinded As the Home Office's letter states, Shamima Begum and her family have the right to appeal the decision. Her lawyer Tasnima Akunjee's rhetoric all along suggests he will help his client fight any move to strip her of her British citizenship. The letter to the Begum family Credit: ITV News If judges side with Begum, deciding Sajid Javid had no right to revoke her British citizenship because it renders her stateless - the Government would be back to square one. The appeal might not necessarily need to happen. If, as Begum's lawyer suggests, the Isil bride is currently stateless - the Home Office would be forced to reverse it stance. In that scenario, all these options are once again back on the table. Sent to Guantnamo Bay As revealed by Ben Riley-Smith, Robert Mendick and Laura Fitzpatrickon The Telegraph's front page on Friday, theUnited States is planning to send BritishIsilfighters to Guantnamo Bay amid frustration at the UK's failure to take responsibility for its homegrown terrorists. Senior US officials believe Guantnamo can house more than 50 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters, including the two surviving British members of the so-called "Beatles" terrorist cell that executed Western hostages. It has emerged that the vast majority of Islamist fighters returning to the UK from Syria have been placed on "secretive" government rehabilitation schemes rather than prosecuted. Despite British concern, Guantnamo Bay is being readied in the run-up to Donald Trump's withdrawal of US troops from Syria as soon as April. There is acute frustration within the Trump administration over how Britain and other western European countries are refusing to take back their foreign fighters for prosecution in their own courts. Returning jihadis: What other countries do Arrest and prosecution Home Secretary Sajid Javid previously said those who make it back "should be ready to be questioned, investigated and potentially prosecuted". But authorities have faced difficulties obtaining evidence to prove someone committed crimes in Syria. Most recently, The Isil Beatles have caused theGovernment enormous problems. Two of the foursuspected terrorists' fate has been left in limbo as the UK and the US play tug-of-war with where they will end up in court. The Home Office previously blocked their return, andthey could end up in an American federal court facing the death penalty after the CPS said there was "insufficient evidence" for them to be tried in the UK. uk drops opposing of death pen Figures disclosed in the Commons last year suggested that only around one in 10 returnees has been prosecuted over "direct action" in Syria, although ministers say a significant proportion of those who have come back were assessed as no longer being of national security concern. New legislation which passed lastweek made it an offence to enter or remain in overseas terror hotspots, officially termed "designated areas". Managed return to UK Powers known as temporary exclusion orders (TEOs) were introduced in 2015. They can last for up to two years and can be imposed on those suspected of involvement in terrorism abroad, making it unlawful for them to return to the UK without engaging with authorities. The powers were unused in 2016, while nine TEOs were issued in 2017. Isil schoolgirls' journey into Syria TPIMs Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) allow the Home Secretary to impose a range of disruptive measures on individuals who are suspected of posing a threat to security but who cannot be prosecuted, or, in the case of foreign nationals, deported. Restrictions can include relocation to another part of the country, electronic monitoring and limits on the use of phones and computers. As of the end of August, six TPIMs were in force. Deradicalisation back in Britain Returnees could be referred to the Government's 40 million a year Prevent programme, which aims to stop people being drawn into terrorism. There were 7,318 individuals referred to Prevent in 2017/18. 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