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White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow
News ImageThe back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldiers widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:48 -0400
FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting
News ImageThe FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:05:02 -0400
Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director
News ImageWASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again dodged questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:41:25 -0400
Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral
News ImageNo matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England'sHelena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:29:06 -0400
Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Dsseldorf Airport
News ImageThe pilots of anAirBerlinflight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Dsseldorf have been suspended, theairline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its second approach. Pilots are trained in such "go-around" procedures for aborted landings, but the manoeuvre was unusual and the German aviation authorities are investigating. "In aviation, safety always comes first. We are taking the incident very seriously," anAirBerlinspokesman said. TheAirBerlinpilot had requested permission from the tower to make a left turn should a go-around be necessary. "We wanted to make a mark, a dignified and emotional goodbye," theAirBerlinpilot was quoted as saying by German broadcaster ZDF. His identity was not given. Another pilot for a different carrier told Reuters that a go-around should be performed only for operational or safety reasons. "Electing to do one if it is known not to be required adds an unnecessary risk," he said. Several videos of the incident can be viewed online. In one, control tower staff can be heard exclaiming as the plane flies past, with one person saying: "We are all in awe." TheAirBerlinspokesman said the videos raised questions that had to be answered as part of the investigation. AirBerlinfiled for insolvency on August 15 and Lufthansa has signed a deal to buy large parts of its operations. Theairline will fly its final short-haul flights under theAirBerlinbrand at the end of this month.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:46:01 -0400
Amazing photographs of rare white animals
News ImageThis collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:14:33 -0400
Las Vegas Security Guard Breaks Silence on Ellen DeGeneres Show
News ImageYou being shot in the leg saved so many peoples lives, said Ellen DeGeneres, Wednesday, to the Mandalay hotel security guard who was allegedly the first to confront Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:39:58 -0400
Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions
News ImageA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:01 -0400
'My god, 3.5 hours': Xi gives marathon speech, China listens
News ImageAs Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words. On the internet, government bureaus peppered social media with their favourite phrases from Xi's speech, while photos circulated of children watching Wednesday's congress in classrooms. The carefully orchestrated address was in keeping with the cult of personality that state media have crafted around the Chinese leader, who is expected to consolidate his already formidable power at the week-long conclave.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:37:53 -0400
Gretchen Carlson wants sexual harassment legislation on Trump's desk
News ImageAuthor and former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has become a champion and prototype for speaking out against workplace sexual harassment, and now she is determined to take her advocacy to the next level by putting sexual harassment legislation on President Donald Trumps desk.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:07:40 -0400
A Jury Has Convicted a White Ex-Cop of Killing His Daughter's Black Boyfriend
News ImageThe jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:33:50 -0400
The University Of Florida Really Does Have To Let Richard Spencer Speak
News ImageAbout 40 percent of the student body at the University of Florida in Gainesville is non-white.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:06:17 -0400
No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat
News ImageA 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:07:55 -0400
CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For Her
News ImageLulu the black Labradorwasnt cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:32:49 -0400
Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives
News ImageA 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives just two weeks after getting married
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:32:25 -0400
Reddit user reveals what the 2017 Starbucks holiday cups supposedly look like
News ImageIt may only be October, but Starbucks is already on their Christmas game.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:17:41 -0400
Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media
News ImageZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:24:46 -0400
'He's getting younger!' Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin sets social media abuzz during congress
News ImageRumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users on Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Partys leadership Congress. Proving that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated, the former leader sat next to President Xi Jinping and stood for the national anthem as the twice-a-decade congress opened with a speech by Xi in Beijings vast Great Hall of the People. Many Chinese internet users gushed over the elderly "Frog", an affectionate nickname inspired by Jiangs wide grin and prominent bespectacled eyes, marvelling over the apparently still hale nonagenarian in postings sprinkled with frog emojis. "I want to ask about his secret for longevity," said one posting on Chinas Twitter-like social network Weibo. "How many organs must he have had replaced to be standing in the middle of the stage?" asked another. Jiang Zemin checked his watch 10 times in Xi speech before I lost count 00:45, 01:25, 01.35, 01:40, 01:43, 01:50, 01:55, 01:59, 02:10, 02:19 pic.twitter.com/sAbhC1U9TC Neil Connor (@neilaconnor) October 18, 2017 Looking for Jiang Zemin Theory. pic.twitter.com/OqE3Ew6am1 Nathan Attrill (@nathanattrill) October 18, 2017 Jiang, the former party leader and Chinese president for a decade from 1993, is occasionally the subject of rumours of his demise. The most recent came in May amid a flurry of online speculation that he had died of a stroke in Shanghai, the commercial hub that Jiang formerly governed as mayor and party chief. Past presidents are typically on hand for the congress, during which the top leadership and party policies for the next five years are set in stone, and Jiangs immediate successor Hu Jintao, 74, was on Xis right hand. Jiang, a former factory engineer, came to power in the traumatic aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and led China through an era of stunning economic transformation. Attendees refill delegate's cups as Jiang Zemin, China's former president, bottom center, sits with eyes closed Credit: Bloomberg Jiangs legacy remains mixed, as his term set the blueprint for rapid economic growth that gave rise to ills such as rampant environmental degradation and a widening wealth gap, which todays leaders are grappling with. But with his big smile, grasp of several languages, and sometimes clownish behaviour including making jokes in English, Jiang is fondly remembered as a relatively colorful figure compared to his stiff successors Hu and Xi. A music lover who played the piano, Jiang was known for bursting into song on foreign trips, including a memorable rendition of Elvis Presleys "Love Me Tender" during a state visit to the Philippines. "Holy (expletive)! He is getting younger than ever," said one Weibo posting. Jiangs presence was largely ignored by state media, however. Official mention of past leaders has become increasingly rare under Xi, who took power in 2012 and moved swiftly to clamp down on dissent as party mouthpieces push a cult of personality around him.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:32:08 -0400
John Kelly 'Stunned' By 'Selfish' Congresswoman Who Recounted Trump's Call With Soldier's Widow
News ImageWhite House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday that he is dismayed that a Florida congresswoman mad PresidentDonald Trumps phone call with the family of a soldierkilled in combat,in which the president said the man mustve known what he signed up for.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:30:03 -0400
Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit
News ImageAttorneys for the Mississippi governor say two levels of federal courts have been correct in blocking a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:40:22 -0400
'If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die': Model Shares Chilling Story of Bloody Beating by 'War Machine'
News ImageChristy Mack suffered numerous injuries at the hands of the MMA fighter, who nearly beat her to death when he found her in bed with another man.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:30:00 -0400
Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp
News ImageKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country overnight, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in southern Kandahar province, officials said Thursday.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:25:13 -0400
Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre
News ImageA state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock to one lucky winner in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:27:07 -0400
Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it
News ImageGrab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:12:00 -0400
Deadly shooting at business park in Edgewood, Md.
News ImageThree people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Md.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:55:35 -0400
Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters
News ImageSouthwest Airlineson Wednesday celebrated its first unmanned flight on the companys new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:56 -0400
Remembering William Sewards Alaska folly
News ImageIn todays popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:11:00 -0400
George W. Bush Condemns Trumpism, But Skips His Role In Its Rise
News ImageFormer President George W. Bushcritiqued President Donald Trumps worldview in a speech Thursday, but failed to acknowledge his own part in creating conditions that powered Trumps rise.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:47:59 -0400
First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland
News ImageThe world's first floating wind farm started operations off the coast of Scotland on Wednesday, opening up the possibility of turbines at sea depths that would avoid spoiling views from the shore. The 30MW Hywind farm, operated by Norwegian oil group Statoil in partnership with Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar, is located 25 kilometres (16 miles) off the Aberdeenshire coast. Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president of Statoil's New Energy Solutions, said in a statement that Hywind "will pave the way for new global market opportunities for floating offshore wind energy".
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:51:17 -0400
Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one
News ImageOne person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters. An unidentified body was found in a guest room and two people were injured, said Htay Lwin, a spokesman of hotel owner Htoo Group.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:10:26 -0400
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas
News ImageBAGHDAD (AP) Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:32:05 -0400
Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'
News ImagePresident Donald Trump says some white supremacist protesters are very fine people.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:04:28 -0400
Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a baby
News ImageBilly Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about!
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:01:30 -0400
Woman Says 'American Horror Story' Motivated Her to Murder 81-Year-Old Grandfather
News ImageBrittney Jade Dwyer, 20, allegedly stabbed her grandfather after he showed her family photos.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:49:04 -0400
Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital
News ImageCaitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:43:32 -0400
What 'Me Too' Can Teach Men Who Are Willing to Listen
News ImageHarvard University social scientist Mario L. Small on what men can learn from the 'Me too' phenomenon
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:46:24 -0400
Gold Star Dad Wants To Learn How To Use Twitter Just To Call Donald Trump A 'Damn Liar'
News ImageThe father of a fallen U.S. serviceman said he wants to learn how to use Twitter just so he can call out President Donald Trump.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:03:08 -0400
Boeing could rebut Airbus deal with new plane, partner
News ImageBombardier's alliance with Airbus creates new hurdles for Boeing, but the US giant could respond by deepening its collaboration with Brazil's Embraer and launching a new aircraft, analysts say. The surprise deal with Airbus was designed to let Bombardier proceed with its C Series program and avert draconian US sanctions that had been ordered in a preliminary Commerce Department decision in response to a Boeing complaint. "Anything that's good for Airbus is bad for Boeing of course," said Jim Corridore, an analyst at CFRA Research, summarizing the reaction of many observers to the Airbus-Bombardier venture.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:40:39 -0400
7 Tips to Fund College With Scholarships
News ImageAs the oldest of five children, Jocelyn Paonita Pearson knew her parents didn't have a lot of money to pay for her college education. "I basically wasted an entire year and had almost nothing to show for it," Pearson says. The one success story she had that year was a local organization's essay-based scholarship, which led Pearson to change her strategy.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400
From Damascus, Iran vows to confront Israel
News ImageBy Ellen Francis and Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's military chief warned Israel against breaching Syrian airspace and territory on a visit to Damascus on Wednesday, raising tensions with Israel as it voices deep concern over Tehran's influence in Syria. General Mohammad Baqeri pledged to increase cooperation with Syria's military to fight Israel and insurgents, Iranian and Syrian state media said. Iranian forces and Iran-backed Shi'ite militias, including Hezbollah, have provided critical military support to Damascus, helping it regain swathes of Syria from rebels and militants.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:26:54 -0400
List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease
News ImageSAN FRANCISCO (AP) The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:08:38 -0400
TV Star Launches Bid For Russia's Presidency
News ImageRussian television star and journalist Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday she will run for president in the countrys 2018 election a bid that may spark voter interest but hinder efforts to unseat Vladimir Putin.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:20:14 -0400
Bride Plans First Look Photo Shoot After Grandma's Cancer Diagnosis
News ImageBride-to-be Brittany Marr received some devastating news last December: her grandma Ellen Haynes had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her bones.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:04:04 -0400
Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police
News ImageA Delaware woman worried about being deported even though she was in the country legally was charged with murder earlier this week after allegedly drowning her 5-month-old son and his 5-year-old half-brother, police say
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:22:18 -0400
Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered Him $25,000 And Never Followed Through
News ImageThe father of a slain U.S. Army corporal says President Donald Trump offered him $25,000 over the phone earlier this year while calling to offer his condolences and then never followed through, according to The Washington Post.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:05:47 -0400
Apple's Self-Driving Car Setup Captured on Video, and It's Gigantic
News ImageThe company's project comes to life.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:32:00 -0400
10 Least Reliable Cars
News ImageNews ImageOne of the main reasons people buy a brand-new car is the promise of a no-hassle ownership experience, free from the drip-drip-drip of service problems that set in as cars age. Nonetheless, our c...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:43:47 -0400
6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon's New Headquarters
News ImageThe open request for proposals has caused a frenzy at city halls around the country
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:40:10 -0400
On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'
News ImageBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behavior: "where's the outrage?" U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow on Friday against a 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he refused to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the accord curbing its nuclear program, even though international inspectors say it is. "Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the threat.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:24:53 -0400
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