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  • Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S. news

    President Donald Trump’s comments last week that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of “shithole countries” like Haiti or El Salvador weren’t just racist.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:08:57 -0500
  • Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays There news

    A cheesy action-film director couldn’t have staged this any better.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:41:05 -0500
  • Towns in the Northeast Are Under Invasion From Ice Jams news

    Huge chunks of ice are blocking rivers and causing waters to spill into communities

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500
  • The Latest: Missing man found safe after California mudslide news

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local):

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:34:44 -0500
  • Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack news

    Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked Sunday and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remark.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:14:03 -0500
  • Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert news

    A Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:46 -0500
  • Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane) news

    The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:30:00 -0500
  • Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge news

    The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:22:41 -0500
  • Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family news

    It’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:53:11 -0500
  • Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's 'Winter White House,' Has Been Cited for Poor Maintenance news

    Health inspectors found 15 violations in the club's two main kitchens

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:54:18 -0500
  • MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, Too news

    Bernice King says those honoring her father on Martin Luther King Jr. Day should also remember another incredibly important figure in the civil rights movement: her mother, Coretta Scott King.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:22:39 -0500
  • Elvis Impersonator Who Presided as David and Louise Turpin Renewed Their Vows Stunned by Arrest news

    The couple arrested in the alleged shackling and torture of their children had appeared before Kent Ripley three times to renew their vows.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:28:59 -0500
  • In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism news

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:54:00 -0500
  • Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shooting news

    Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that risked fanning ethnic tensions in the volatile region. The killers struck on the very day that Belgrade and Pristina resumed EU-moderated talks on normalising ties after a hiatus of more than a year. Both Serbian and Kosovo Albanian officials refrained from explicitly accusing each other of being behind the killing as the international community urged the two sides to remain calm.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:31:27 -0500
  • In photos: Luxury chalet to open on peak of Alaskan glacier

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    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:53:28 -0500
  • California Volunteers Share Food With The Homeless, Get Arrested By Police news

    Volunteers in a Southern California city near San Diego face misdemeanor charges for handing out food to the homeless.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:24:37 -0500
  • Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte, a move media watchdogs said is an act to muzzle the free press.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:29:30 -0500
  • Brit Party Leader Splits With Girlfriend After Her Shocking Remarks About Meghan Markle news

    #BREAKING: UKIP leader @_HenryBolton tells GMB he split up with Jo Marney last night over racist messages she sent about Meghan Markle and black people.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:14:03 -0500
  • Donald Trump to cut millions in US humanitarian aid funding for Palestinian refugee agency news

    Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. Mr Trump is yet to make a final decision, but appears more likely to send only $60m (£44m) of the planned $125m (£91m) first instalment to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the officials told the Associated Press. The US is UNRWA’s largest donor, supplying nearly 30 per cent of its total budget.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:20:00 -0500
  • What Bitcoin’s “80% Mined” Landmark Means for Cryptocurrency’s Price news

    The cryptocurrency has hit a major milestone.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:55:00 -0500
  • Heart-Stopping Video Shows NYPD Cop Dragged by Car in Dramatic Times Square Chase news

    After he's hit by the vehicle, NYPD Officer Ian Wallace gets up and pursues the suspect on foot.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:46:44 -0500
  • Chevrolet's Big Bet: The Larger, Lighter 2019 Silverado Pickup Truck news

    The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado unveiling was arguably the most important event of this year’s Detroit auto show. The Silverado is not only General Motors’ best-selling vehicle but also the second b...

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:56:54 -0500
  • Top U.S. general says 'not giving up' on Pakistan ties

    The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants. The United States has long blamed militant safe-havens in Pakistan for prolonging the war in neighboring Afghanistan, giving insurgents, including from the Haqqani network, a place to plot attacks and rebuild their forces.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:59:17 -0500
  • A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday in Florida, forcing the evacuation of dozens of passengers news

    Officials said passengers were "lucky" the burning boat was close to shore.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:33:52 -0500
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:00:51 -0500
  • Accused Killer Claims Missing UPenn Student Was Trying to Hit on Him news

    Blaze Bernstein was stabbed more than 20 times

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:54:47 -0500
  • Someone Edited 'The Last Jedi' To Make A 'Chauvinist Cut' Without Women news

    Someone edited “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to remove almost all women from the hit movie and anonymously uploaded the result to The Pirate Bay website on Monday.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:52:56 -0500
  • Trump Insists He's The 'Least Racist Person' news

    President Donald Trump insisted Sunday night that he was not a racist, after days of people pointing out that his recent comments on immigration were racist.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:02:49 -0500
  • China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks news

    Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, went under on Sunday after a new and massive fire erupted, sending a cloud of black smoke as high as one kilometre above the East China Sea. The search and rescue effort was cancelled and a clean-up operation began after a fire on the sea surface was finally extinguished on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:34:26 -0500
  • Airbus to scrap A380 programme if no new orders news

    Airbus will have no other choice but to halt the A380 programe if Dubai's Emirates airline does not place another order, the European aerospace giant's sales director, John Leahy, told a news conference on Monday. Originally launched in 2007, the A380 is the world's largest passenger airliner. Orders from Emirates, the main customer of the superjumbo, have stalled over the past two years.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:32:05 -0500
  • Humpback whale entangled in 285ft of rope freed by rescuers off coast of Hawaii news

    A humpback whale spotted off the coast of Hawaii entangled in 285ft of rope has been freed by rescuers. The animal was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing boat near Makena Beach, on Maui island. "On release, the animal immediately breached several times," the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:23:00 -0500
  • Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force news

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's president on Monday denounced U.S. plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria, vowing to "drown this army of terror before it is born," as Russia and Syria also rejected the idea.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:27:02 -0500
  • Ericsson books Q4 goodwill impairment in digial and media arms

    Swedish mobile network gear maker Ericsson booked an impairment of 14.2 billion crowns ($1.8 billion) in the fourth quarter, related primarily to goodwill in its digital and media operations, hitting operating income but not cashflow. "The majority of goodwill originates from investments made 10 years ago or more, and has limited relevance for Ericsson's business going forward," Ericsson said in a statement. Once the world's biggest manufacturer of mobile network gear, Ericsson has been hit by competition from Huawei [HWT.UL] and Nokia , while telecom operator spending has slumped ahead of the roll-out of next-generation 5G technology.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:46:53 -0500
  • Florida prisoners plan Martin Luther King Day strike over 'slavery' news

    Florida has the third-largest prison system in the US, with 97,000 inmates. Inmates of Florida’s prisons are planning to use Monday’s Martin Luther King Day holiday to launch a statewide strike over conditions they say amount to modern-day slavery. “Our goal is to make the governor realise that it will cost the state of Florida millions of dollars daily to contract outside companies to come and cook, clean and handle the maintenance,” the unnamed prisoners said in a statement posted on the website of the inmates’ advocacy group Fight Toxic Prisons.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:00:01 -0500
  • 'Hanging On to Life.' 4 Police Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call news

    The suspect was also wounded

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:38:45 -0500
  • Driver charged after going wrong way at high speed on Interstate: Police news

    A Connecticut officer's dashcam video shows a wrong-way driver traveling northbound at high speed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, police said.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:34:22 -0500
  • LeBron James Honors Martin Luther King Jr. By Calling Out Trump's Racism news

    LeBron James believes the best way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is to continue fighting for racial equality.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:14:21 -0500
  • Pineapple Casserole, The Southern Dish That's A Paradox Of Flavors news

    When someone dies, we instinctively possess the urge to find that person’s loved ones and fill their refrigerators with an absurd amount of food.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:45:35 -0500
  • US pickups craze all about toughness, luxury news

    When it came time to revamp the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, designers at General Motors knew they needed to beef up the look of the vehicle. GM also added an inch of height and more curves throughout the vehicle to give it more muscle. The revamped Silverado -- a larger pickup typical of those geared almost exclusively to the US market - was just one of an army of pickups unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week as automakers race to meet runaway demand for the quintessentially American vehicles.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:21:29 -0500
  • First price wars of 2018 include $69 airfares from US to Iceland, and $99 to Paris news

    Shopping for a travel deal for spring break or Easter? Iceland's ultra-low cost carrier WOW Air is back with a bargain basement deal that includes $69 flights from the US to Iceland, and $89 deals to Europe. 

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:57:12 -0500
  • 9 of the World's Scariest Airports to Fly Into

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    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:38:00 -0500
  • UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets news

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:32:35 -0500
  • Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

    By Fatos Bytyci and Ivana Sekularac PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. The killing increased tension between Kosovo and Serbia, and a round of European Union-sponsored dialogue on normalizing relations that was due to take place in Brussels was suspended at Belgrade's request. The European Union, NATO and the United States urged both sides to remain calm, and Kosovo's authorities to bring the killers to justice.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:31:17 -0500
  • German man known as 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for clemency

    A 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has filed a plea for clemency, a regional justice spokesman said on Monday. Oskar Groening, known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at Auschwitz. Christian Lauenstein, spokesman for the justice ministry in the northern state of Lower Saxony where the 2015 trial took place, said Groening's plea for clemency had been passed on to public prosecutors.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:04:20 -0500
  • Redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 Gets Bigger And Lighter news

    The 2019 Ram 1500 made a splashy debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, revealing a truck that is both more and less at the same time. What’s added to the new model?...

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:53:09 -0500
  • Trump Attacks Wall Street Journal, Claiming Paper Lied About Single Word In Interview news

    An angry Donald Trump lashed out at The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, claiming the newspaper deliberately misquoted a single word in a 45-minute interview during its hunt for “fake news.”

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:00:34 -0500
  • Celebrities React To The Death Of Dolores O'Riordan, Lead Singer Of The Cranberries news

    Celebrities reacted with a mix of shock and sadness after the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of popular ’90s band The Cranberries.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:29:38 -0500
  • Embattled Israeli drugmaker Teva fined for foreign bribes news

    Israel's justice ministry said Monday it had fined pharmaceutical giant Teva $22 million for bribing foreign officials in a settlement that spares the company a potential criminal trial. The deal signed on Sunday comes a month after Teva announced plans to cut 14,000 jobs globally, triggering strikes in Israel and pressure from the government and the powerful Histadrut labour union. Israeli authorities had launched their own investigation "to examine the ramifications of the affair in Israel", the ministry said.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:59:53 -0500
  • Woman pretends to give birth to her kitten in hilariously weird cat maternity photo shoot news

    Why should babies get all the attention? Well, cat-loving friends, your time to shine has finally arrived. The age of cat maternity shoots is alive and kicking.  Lucy Schultz and her partner Steven from Denver, Colorado, celebrated their new arrival—an adopted rescue kitten—in the most sweet, if not highly odd, way imaginable. They announced their bundle of joy through a maternity photo shoot, featuring a, uuuh, simulated cat birth.  SEE ALSO: A woman is knitting tiny wool jumpers to keep her chickens warm Schultz, who works as a photographer by day, posted a new life event on Facebook on Saturday along with the highly extra photos from the maternity shoot. Since then, Schultz's post has gone viral, gaining over 70K shares and 37K comments.  "On 1/10/18 we welcome our first baby kitten, a neutered male DLH. He is 22" long and weighed 6 points 7 oz," wrote Schultz. She added that the new addition to the family is "already eating solid food" but that a name was yet to be decided upon.  Several of the photos show Schultz pretending to give birth to the kitten—a detail that's propelled her to viral internet fame as "the lady who gave birth to a cat."  "I can't believe, and also can believe that I'm gonna be known as the lady who gave birth to a cat," Schultz told 9news. Ultimately, though, she says she's OK with people seeing her as a little "odd."  The highly visceral birth shots have garnered much attention. Of course, some commenters expressed confusion. But, the vast majority seem greatly amused by the photos.  "Cat's thinking 'Muh huminz ar stranje,'" wrote one commenter.  "The cat's face says it all," reads another comment.  "I was just so excited to share that I got to adopt my cat—that's been my dream," Schultz continued.  Asked what she'd like to do with her 15 minutes of fame, Schultz says she hopes others will look at the photos and adopt shelter pets too.  Awww, welcome to the family, kitty! WATCH: 2017 seemed like a year of pampering your cat

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:23:58 -0500
  • Platform Sofas Are the New Platform Beds news

    Sophisticated + obscenely comfy = a winning combination

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500
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