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From 'covfefe' to 'council,' Trump's trouble with spelling is 'unpresidented'
News ImagePresident Trump likes to brag that hes a smart person. But you wouldnt know it from the presidents tweets, which often contain notable spelling errors.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:29:31 -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
13 Stunning GIFs Show Puerto Rico's Road To Recovery
News ImageSix months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico,
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:44:32 -0400
DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In Schools
News ImageQuestioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:54:22 -0400
Melania Trumps cyberbullying campaign continues to confuse
News ImageIf she cant influence Trump, how will she influence anyone else? Why would she choose something that would invite her to be a target? First lady Melania Trump has spoken out about criticism of her cyberbullying campaign, but the head-scratching persists. The first lady got flak as soon as she announced the cause in 2016. She chose this cyberbullying campaign even after seeing her husbands tweets? writes one Newsroom reader. Who is advising her? asks another. Melania has responded to the backlash saying, I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue and I know that will continue, but it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. I am here with one goal: helping children and our next generation. What do you think? Join the conversation in Newsroom.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:26:32 -0400
How to Steer the Saudi Crown Prince Away from a Nuclear Weapon
News ImageWashington should invite the Saudi Prince to discuss energy alternatives. The princes threat to break the agreement to match as soon as possible a move by Saudi Arabias bitter rival makes clear he wants a ready nuclear weapons option.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:48:00 -0400
Mark Zuckerberg breaks his silence on Facebook data privacy issues
News ImageAfter the data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed millions of Facebook users data without authorization, Zuckerberg acknowledged that there was a breach of trust and changes need to be made in how Facebook protects personal data.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:42:32 -0400
LinkedIn reveals top 50 places to work in the US for 2018
News ImageThe standard for qualifying what makes a good or satisfying job has become
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:06:22 -0400
Boko Haram release 91 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls
News ImageBoko Haram has released most of a group of schoolgirls taken hostage in a mass abduction a month ago, government officials said on Wednesday. The 110 school pupils were kidnapped from the north-east town of Dapchi on February 19, in a case with echoes of the Chibok school abduction that sparked the global #bringbackourgirls social media campaign. Early on Wednesday morning, however, residents of Dapchi said that a convoy of Boko Haram gunmen returned to the town and dropped most of the hostages off. Nigeria's minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, later said that 91 had so far been accounted for. The girls' arrival brought grateful crowds onto the streets of the remote farming town, some of whom even cheered the masked Boko Haram gunmen as they drove through town waving their black Islamic flags. Bashir Manzo, who heads a parents' support group in Dapchi, told the AFP news agency: "The girls have been brought back. They were brought in nine vehicles and dropped outside the school at about 8am (7am GMT). "These girls were not accompanied by any security personnel. Their abductors brought them, dropped them outside the school and left, without talking to anyone." Authorities said 91 girls had been released Credit: Reuters News of the release prompted rejoicing across Nigeria, although there was widespread speculation that a ransom had been paid to secure the girls' freedom. The Nigerian government is widely reported to have paid 2 million in ransom cash for the release last year of 82 of the 276 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. Five Boko Haram prisoners were also freed as part of that exchange. One local source, who was familiar with previous negotiations to free Boko Haram hostages, told The Telegraph: "If these are the Dapchi girls, I think we can assume that a hell of a lot of money has been paid for them." He added that with elections due next year, President Muhammadu Buhari was under increasing pressure to get the girls back. "The only way to do that is by paying money. Since they were only kidnapped last month, I'm not sure there would have been time to free prisoners as well, which takes longer." Residents of Dapchi, who had posted a billboard of 110 passport photos of the missing girls outside their school, said they initially fled on Wednesday morning when they heard reports that a Boko Haram convoy was heading into town. Schoolgirls wait for the arrival of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the Goverment girls' science and technical college in Dapchi, Nigeria March 14, 2018 Credit: REUTERS Instead, the gunmen arrived without firing a shot and dropped the girls off from a convoy of vehicles, some at the school itself, others by the roadside. One witness in Dapchi told the Associated Press that fighters said to residents they had returned the girls "out of pity." They also claimed that the gunmen had warned them "don't ever put your daughters in school again". Boko Haram's name translates roughly as "Western education is forbidden". The mother of one of the abducted girls in Dapchi Credit: REUTERS However, other accounts of the girls return suggested an element of pre-planning with members of Nigerian security services. By coincidence, a group of Nigerian reporters were already in town at the time to cover a solidarity meeting between the parents of the kidnapped Dapchi girls and those from Chibok. Jonathan Gopep, a correspondent with Nigeria's Channels TV, said: "Thee parents of the abducted girls told me they were expecting the arrival of the abducted children. We were then told to wait on the outskirts of town by local security men. A signpost of the Government Girls Science and Technical College is pictured in Dapchi Credit: REUTERS "Then we saw a motorcade going in and we heard wild jubilation within town. They didn't want the press men to know actually who brought the girls in, or how they were brought in." We did eventually speak to a small group of five or six of the girls they said they hadnt been mistreated or hurt. Nigerian officials said the girls would be transferred into the custody of the state security service, who would take them to the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for debriefing about their ordeal. There were unconfirmed reports that five had died during the initial abduction, possibly as a result of suffocation after being packed en masse into overcrowded Boko Haram trucks. The father of one of the abducted girls in Dapchi Credit: REUTERS The return of the girls is a boost for President Buhari, whose security forces were facing heavy criticism for having failed to prevent the abduction in the first place. Critics, though, expressed surprise that the gunmen had apparently been able to roll into town unchallenged yet again. Some said the military had withdrawn from the town a few hours before, suggesting that some kind of pre-arranged deal was in place. "The question now is, how were the girls returned without the security men apprehending the captors?" wrote one Twitter user. "Was any ransom paid for their freedom? Is this a scam?"
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:37:55 -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
Texas Bomb Suspect's Family 'Devastated And Broken'
News ImageFamily members of the man police suspect in a string of Texas bombings
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:35:55 -0400
'Incendiary Device' In Austin Injures Worker. Police Not Linking It To Package Bombs.
News ImageAUSTIN, Texas Austin police on Tuesday evening responded in full force to an
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:34:06 -0400
Shooting At Maryland High School Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured
News ImageA shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday left one
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:57:22 -0400
Vigil for Florida bridge-collapse victims draws tears, gasps
News ImageMIAMI (AP) Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:40:52 -0400
China's aircraft carrier sails past Taiwan as tensions rise
News ImageTaiwan said Wednesday it sent ships and planes to track a Chinese aircraft carrier which passed through the Taiwan Strait, as Beijing's leader gave the island a fierce warning against separatism and Washington expressed strong backing for Taipei. The Liaoning and accompanying vessels entered Taiwan's air defence zone on Tuesday, the same day Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalistic speech -- warning against what he called any attempts to split China.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:26:42 -0400
Mississippi's new law restricting abortion blocked by judge for 10 days
News ImageA U.S. federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that enacted the tightest restrictions on abortion in the United States, in a ruling handed down a day after the governor signed the measure. The Mississippi law would prohibit abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with some exceptions. It went into effect immediately after Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed it on Monday.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:49:11 -0400
Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on Trump
News ImageFormer CIA Director John Brennan says President Trumps decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is afraid of the president of Russia and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:12:35 -0400
Skeletal Remains May Be Louise Pietrewicz, Who Vanished 50 Years Ago
News ImageBones found in Long Island, N.Y., are believed to be those of Louise Pietrewicz.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:56:39 -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
California Cops Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Man Stephon Clark In His Own Backyard
News ImagePolice fatally shot an unarmed black man in Sacramento, California, on Sunday
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:21:06 -0400
The Latest: Artillery simulator caused Austin Goodwill blast
News ImageAUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local):
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:03:54 -0400
300,000 Troops Will Soon Train for War With North Korea (But There's A Big Catch)
News ImageWashington and Seoul have announced that their annual joint military drills will commence from April 1, while a massive diplomat effort is underway to lay the foundations for two summits designed to resolve issues on the troubled peninsula. The military drills, involving over 300,000 troops, were delayed because of the 2018 Winter Olympiad, which finished when the Paralympics concluded on March 18. An intensive inter-Korean dialog on the sidelines of the Games resulted in plans for an inter-Korean summit and according to a South Korean delegation which went to Pyongyang a promise from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to suspend nuclear and missile tests and to convene a summit with US President Donald Trump.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:46:00 -0400
Mike Pence's Daughter Is 'All For' The Gay Bunny Book That's Trolling Her Dad
News ImageCharlotte Pence had a surprising response to the new children's book about a
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:35:16 -0400
35 People Have Been Killed in a Rocket Attack on the Syrian Capital
News ImageThe government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:38:51 -0400
Dodge Viper Plant Becomes Home Of FCA Historic Vehicle Collection
News ImageYou can also buy over 1,800 pieces of Viper memorabilia from an online auction. The sale will benefit the United Way.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:56:21 -0400
Trump Ignored Explicit, All-Caps Instructions to 'NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin: Report
News ImageShortly after the absolutely unsurprising re-election of Russian President
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:37:58 -0400
The 9 Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World
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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -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
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
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
Latest: Officer praised in previous encounter with armed man
News ImageGREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) The Latest on Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland (all times local):
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:09:59 -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
In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, anger over Syria war finds a stage
News ImageBy Daren Butler DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Turkish Kurds turned an annual cultural festival into a rare mass political protest on Wednesday against the government's two-month-old military campaign against a Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria. At a rally to mark the spring festival of Newroz in the southern city of Diyarbakir, demonstrators said Ankara risked provoking violence at home if it pressed on with its Syria offensive. The event was the first major public demonstration against the campaign in Syria, in which the Turkish army has battled a Kurdish militia, the YPG, which Turkey says is an extension of the banned PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:15:29 -0400
An Explosion at a Goodwill Store in Austin Was Not Related to Package Bombs, Authorities Say
News ImageA series of recent blasts has left Austin on edge
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:53:14 -0400
Trump Tweets Strange Warning Of 'Coming Arms Race,' Suggests Russia Can Help
News ImagePresident Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a bizarre and ominous defense of
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:19:36 -0400
Your Meh Backsplash Needs This Removable "Tile" Upgrade
News ImageChasing Paper's new "Tile" collection is inspired by the founder's European travels
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:32:49 -0400
Accused Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz and His Brother Starting Fan Club to Meet Girls: Prosecutor
News ImageA state attorney made the claim at a court hearing Tuesday.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:26:20 -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
Shop The Details Of This Breathtaking Home
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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400
Billionaire Democrat Wins Illinois Gubernatorial Nomination
News ImageBillionaire J.B. Pritzker won Illinois' Democratic gubernatorial primary on
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:21:09 -0400
Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi financing claims
News ImagePARIS (AP) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:21:53 -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
California storm soaks hillsides in Santa Barbara, Ventura counties amid mudslide fears
News ImageA powerful storm dropped steady rain Wednesday onto hillsides stripped bare by wildfires in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties amid fears of debris flows.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:55:38 -0400
Austin bombings: Police hunt for motive as they search home of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt - as it happened
News ImageThe suspect thought to be behind a spate of bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, has been killed in an explosion after being cornered by police. Police in Texas are hunting for clues as to what drove the unemployed young man to apparently launch a bombing spree that terrorised the region. While searching for possible accomplices and warning people to be on the alert for suspicious packages, officials said that 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt is suspected of posting and triggering the bombs that killed two people and injured six.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:53:00 -0400
Russia's foreign minister threatens to 'hit back' at Britain over response to nerve agent attack
News ImageRussias foreign minister threatened on Wednesday to retaliate against Britain for "anti-Russian measures", with the two countries at loggerheads over the poisoning of a spy in southern England. Speaking after a meeting with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, Mr Lavrov said: "If the British government continues taking some anti-Russian measures, we will hit back under the principle of reciprocity." Mr Lavrov urged the British government to "respond calmly" over the March 4 attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who remain in critical condition. Britain says only Russia had the capability, motive and intent to be behind the attack, which used the nerve agent Novichok reportedly developed by the former Soviet Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed this as "nonsense". Britain reacted by expelling 23 Russian diplomats and their families around 80 people in total and has also cut off high-level contacts. Russia | Theresa Mays retaliation measures A spokesman for Theresa May said London was "actively considering" other measures. On Tuesday, the head of the OPCW chemical watchdog said it would take two to three weeks to complete laboratory analysis of samples taken from the poisoning. The affair has poisoned Russias already shaky relations with many Western countries. The EU has expressed its solidarity with Britain and leaders at a summit later this week will agree to "coordinate on the consequences" for Russia, according to a draft statement seen by AFP. Novichok US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis suggested on Tuesday that Moscows suspected involvement shows Russia has "chosen to be a strategic competitor." However, President Donald Trump skipped the issue when congratulating Putin on his re-election and proposed a summit in the "not-too-distant future." Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced "outrage" over the attack in a call to Mrs May, according to her office. Skripal, 66, a former Russian officer who sold secrets to Britain and moved there in a 2010 spy swap, remains in a coma along with his 33-year-old daughter after they were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:30:15 -0400
Ex-Minnesota officer charged with murdering Australian a flight risk: prosecutors
News ImageProsecutors argued on Wednesday that the former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman in July represents a flight risk and should face high bail. Ex-Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor, 32, who on Tuesday was charged in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Justine Damond, did not enter a plea on the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Judge Kathryn Quaintance set his bail at $500,000 without conditions, or $400,000 if he agreed to no contact with the other officer present at the shooting, surrendered his passport and agreed to avoid possession of any firearms.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:08:20 -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
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
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