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|London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attack
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump’s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. “You have to be kidding me?!” Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan’s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:01 PM
|Bernie Sanders Voting Against Gorsuch Nomination
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses the health care debate and says President Trump "doesn't always tell the truth." Sanders also talks about the Russia investigation and Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:13 PM
|Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claim
House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to members of the panel today for his public claims about intelligence community surveillance of President Trump’s transition team amid charges from Democrats that his unilateral announcement on the White House lawn had “betrayed” the panel’s bipartisan investigation of Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election. “At this point, the committee’s independence is on life support,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Yahoo News after a closed-door meeting of the committee Thursday. “Not since Sept. 11 has this committee been charged with such an important responsibility,” Swalwell added, referring to the panel’s Russia probe.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 2:36 PM
|Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news
A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Edgar Welch, 28, of Salisbury, was accused of firing at least three shots from an AR-15 rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in December and pointing the gun at an employee after showing up to investigate the online conspiracy rumors. Welch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to commit an offense and a local charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:03 PM
|Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:38 PM
|Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
Cuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:27 PM
|Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer
Matias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:07 PM
|Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight. "In the Name of the People", a new show by propaganda department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China's top prosecutor, follows an intrepid SPP anti-graft investigator sent to a fictional province from Beijing to tackle corruption at the highest levels of local officialdom. Chinese President Xi Jinping's has pledged that his multi-year war on graft, which has netted tens of thousands of officials, will continue until corruption is fully expunged, warning that the rot could threaten the ruling Communist Party's existence if not cleared.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:13 AM
|Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:23 PM
|Beth Fukumoto Leaves Republican Party Over 'Racism And Sexism'
Fukumoto said she was upset by Donald Trump's presidential campaign rhetoric.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 9:39 AM
|Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
This week at Wellesley College, six professors who serve on the Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, a committee at the highly selective liberal arts school, sent an email to fellow faculty members urging a radical shift in campus culture. Under the status quo, the Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis, a feminist cultural critic, was invited to speak on campus, despite her controversial view that academia’s approach to regulating sexual conduct is doing harm to female students.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:51 PM
|McCain: Nunes’ action as intelligence committee chair ‘very disturbing’
Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House intelligence committee, called a press conference Wednesday to announce that he had informed the White House that Trump transition communications may have been subject to “incidental collection” in the course of surveillance of other targets, possibly foreign. Nunes faced severe criticism from both sides of the aisle for making the information available to the press and the White House before briefing other members of his own committee, which is currently investigating suspicions of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:10 PM
|New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker
British police said Friday they had made further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they released the first picture of the homegrown killer who left four people dead. Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offences but no terrorist convictions, was shot by police on Wednesday after a rampage through Westminster. Two other suspects are in custody following searches at 21 locations, mostly around London, in the central city of Birmingham and in the northwestern city of Manchester.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:46 PM
|Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution
(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:43 AM
|University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:25 PM
|The Mud Day in Israel
The Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it’s Israel’s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:16 AM
|Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'
After the last of the bunch was born, the firefighters brought their newborns into the firehouse for a heartwarming photo shoot.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:20 PM
|Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination
Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 11:57 AM
|Trump turns up heat on House GOP before health care vote
President Trump put pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Friday morning as its prospects looked bleaker. As expected, Trump bemoaned the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, claiming it sent premiums and deductibles skyrocketing and provided overall poor health care.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:43 AM
|UN Report Calls For Donations To North Korea As Sanctions Dry Up Aid
"Chronic food insecurity, early childhood malnutrition and nutrition insecurity" continue to plague North Korea, which has been ranked 98 out of 118 countries in the 2016 Global Hunger Index.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:35 AM
|White US veteran charged with murder 'targeted black men'
A white US army veteran accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old homeless black man in New York was charged Thursday with second-degree murder as a hate crime, after telling police he was planning a race-based killing spree. James Jackson, 28, is also facing a charge of criminal possession of a weapon in connection with Monday night's incident near the city's main Port Authority bus terminal. The attack comes as several major US cities including New York are grappling with an increase in hate crimes.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:04 PM
|Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul, civilians flee city
By Angus MacSwan and Patrick Markey MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country. Iraq's military is assessing opening up another front and isolating Mosul's Old City, where the militants have put up fierce resistance, a U.S. deputy commanding general for the coalition said.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:28 PM
|Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:10 PM
|Husband Accidentally Donates Wife's Wedding Dress to Goodwill
After Natalie Gelbert discovered her husband had accidentally donated her wedding dress to Goodwill, she posted a plea on Facebook to have it returned, which has been shared over 21,000 times.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:15 PM
|All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF
From the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:03 PM
|This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house
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POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:46 PM
|'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails show
Ever since the National Park Service's main Twitter account appeared to "go rogue" on President Donald Trump's inauguration day, people have been using the department and its various park-specific social media accounts as a rallying point in the anti-Trump resistance. However, according to emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that's not the full story. SEE ALSO: Twitter users finding hope in 'badass' national parks The emails show that staff at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area were actually coloring inside the lines of their guidance from the Trump administration when the park's official Twitter account tweeted climate change facts on Jan. 23, three days after the inauguration. 2016 was the hottest year on record for the 3rd year in a row. Check out this @NASA & @NOAA report: https://t.co/rLJUC56xqi pic.twitter.com/AKhFzYw6l6 — Golden Gate NPS (@GoldenGateNPS) January 23, 2017 Based on a review of Park Service emails concerning social media policies during the presidential transition, at the time the tweets were sent, there didn't appear to be specific guidance directing the park not to tweet about this subject. "As far as I know, there hasn't been any guidance related to avoiding that subject sent out from us or NRSS [the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate]," National Park Service public affairs specialist Amber Smigiel wrote in an email sent on Jan. 23. Users on Twitter didn't know that at the time, however. The tweets came amid news of a social media gag order imposed at the Environmental Protection Agency and rumors of similar communication bans at other agencies as the Trump team moved in. In addition, the Trump administration's new White House website had omitted climate change from its list of priorities, which made the Park Service tweets stand out even more. @GoldenGateNPS @Only1marcia @NASA @NOAA We need to preserve and get these out quickly before they are deleted. Employees are risking jobs! — Thomas Almirall (@DRUMR48) January 24, 2017 @GoldenGateNPS @NASA @NOAA pic.twitter.com/Lx1YApG5yH — NastyWoman (@outdoorgirl_27) January 24, 2017 @GoldenGateNPS @NASA @NOAA Thank you for your service. We will fight for you. — Greg van Eekhout (@gregvaneekhout) January 24, 2017 Thanks to its tweets on climate change, Golden Gate was hailed as a beacon of resistance shining from within the federal government itself alongside Badlands National Park's Twitter account. Rallying around the Park Service makes sense, too, considering other concurrent events. The service itself was on-edge after the department's main Twitter account retweeted two seemingly anti-Trump posts related to the size of the crowd attending the inauguration. Those tweets sparked a full investigation into the matter and a sweeping order to stop tweeting from official accounts across the agency. The Park Service's crowd size estimate of the inauguration even prompted a highly unusual call from Trump himself to the agency's acting director the morning after the inauguration. But things didn't quite calm down for the service after those initial retweets were deleted and the Twitter moratorium was lifted on Jan 21. Effectively, the floodgates opened and Twitter users across the social network started reading intent into tweets that would have been relatively innocuous if not for Trump's inauguration. Twitter users were also primed for this kind of reaction thanks to the reported gag orders at other government agencies. Using tweets to peek inside government While the tweets sent by Golden Gate do appear to be in line with other posts sent out from the account before the inauguration, under the current administration, they appeared to troll a new president who has famously claimed that climate change is a hoax. Plus, to make matters worse, the Badlands National Park Twitter account also tweeted out information about climate change, yet its tweets were deleted on Jan. 24. Deleted tweets from Badlands National Park on Jan. 24. Image: twitter It's unclear exactly what separated the tweets from Badlands from Golden Gate and why the Badlands tweets were removed. We might get more clarity on that in the coming weeks when a set of Badlands-specific emails are expected to be released. But emails released this week make it clear that even people in the agency weren't exactly sure what to expect of the new administration. One exchange between National Park Service employee Matt Holly and Smigiel is indicative of the fraught transition between administrations. In an email sent on Jan. 23, Holly, who works in the NRSS, explained that going forward, Park Service staff would need to be even more diligent about shying away from advocacy on topics like climate change. "There were a couple times I knew I was pushing it but felt like we had that support for wiggle room in the past," Holly wrote. "Now we know we just have to play it slightly safer." A drastic change in the political climate Holly was right to expect a shift on climate change with the new administration. Trump's proposed budget guts climate research across the federal government and reduces the Park Service's budget as well, including the agency's climate change programs. In fact, when the budget was rolled out on March 16, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters that the administration won't spend money on climate anymore. "Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the president was fairly straightforward," Mulvaney told reporters on March 16. "We're not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money." Our national parks represent some of the places in the United States that are most vulnerable to the worst effects of human-caused climate change. As glaciers retreat and sea levels rise, they threaten the national parks and other areas maintained by the National Park Service. For example, Glacier National Park in Montana is not expected to contain actual glaciers by the middle to end of this century, due to increasing temperatures. WATCH: Mick Mulvaney on climate change.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:07 AM
|‘Last Dictator of Europe’ Earns His Title, Cracks Down on Protests
Lukashenko has long played Russia and the West off each other. But this time he’s trying to play Belarus.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 2:21 PM
|North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:05 AM
|4 Killed Including Police Officer After Domestic Dispute Turns into Deadly Shooting Spree
A suspect has been detained in the shootings at a law firm, bank branch and apartment complex Wednesday.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 9:29 AM
|Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
Six Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The base belongs to Russia's National Guard, a branch established last year to defend borders and counter extremism. It is subordinate directly to President Vladimir Putin and has bases in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:59 PM
|Come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse, Catholic leaders told
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Catholic leaders must come down "from the pulpit" to acknowledge that clergy sexual abuse of children and cover-ups had broken the Church's heart and to do more to prevent it, speakers at a conference said on Thursday. The gathering at a pontifical university in Rome took place as the Vatican was still stinging from the shock resignation on March 1 of Marie Collins from a commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse. Collins, who as a teenager was abused by a priest in Ireland, quit in frustration, citing "shameful" resistance to change within the Vatican.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 11:07 AM
|Infant's Rare 'Parasitic Twin' Successfully Removed with Surgery
A 10-month-old girl who was born with a rare "parasitic twin" attached to her body has undergone a successful surgery to separate her from this underdeveloped twin. The infant, named Dominique, was born with the lower half of her twin's body — including legs and feet — protruding from her upper back and neck, according to information released from Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, the facility where the surgery was performed. To receive the medical care she needed, she traveled from her home in Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa, to the United States.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:38 PM
|Pregnant Giraffe Is Doing Fine, Zoo Says In Latest Update
Despite being due for several weeks, April the giraffe is yet to go into labor.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 7:50 AM
|Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'
Moments after President Trump's healthcare bill collapsed, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference: "Today is a great day for our country... It's a victory for the American people"
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:00 PM
|Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic Instagram
The schadenfreude online when Trumpcare collapsed for a second time was deafening. However, amid all the resurfaced Trump tweets and
Art of the Deal jokes one troll stood out once again. Pete Souza, Obama's official White House photographer, added another Instagram post to his mammoth shade collection against Trump after the news broke Friday. SEE ALSO: Obama's official White House photographer is Insta-trolling Trump This time, Souza shared a photo of Obama and Mike Pence from 2010 — and the caption was devastating. "Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both side of the aisle over the course of many months," he wrote. "This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV." In other words, Obama knew that healthcare was — you know — complicated, and worked hard with Republicans and Democrats, in the glare of the media, to get the ACA pushed through. An approach that differs, you may say, from Trump's efforts this week. Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle over the course of many months. This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:40pm PDT Of course, Souza's lesson to Trump is a bit late now. WATCH: Trump never has to buy sunglasses again because Obama's photographer will shade him forever
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:15 PM
|Heads, Beijing Wins. Tails, Hong Kong Loses.
The 2017 race for Chief Executive was supposed to be a watershed exercise in democracy. Instead, it may be a coronation.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:32 PM
|Queueing to survive: Long lines and short on supplies in Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s hours-long televised visits to clinics and schools are meant to soften his image, but foes say they instead highlight his disconnect from a national economic crisis in which millions of people are missing meals.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 1:12 PM
|Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 9:51 PM
|Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital
A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior official said Friday. Ivorian officials believe Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh organised the gun and grenade attack that left 19 people dead last March at the beach resort of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with foreigners. Now he is also believed to have been "head of operations" for the attack on a hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou in January 2016 that killed 30 people, said Colonel Serge Alain Ouedraogo of the Burkinabe gendarmerie.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:40 PM
|Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum
By Ece Toksabay and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said everything "from A to Z" in Turkey's relations with Europe would be reviewed after the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes that would extend his powers.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 3:31 PM
|Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 7:45 PM
|Elon Musk's Solar Roofs Will Be Available To Order In April
Musk tweeted Friday that his solar roofs will be available to order starting in April.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:29 PM
|57 Dogs That Were Rescued From Kill Shelters Meet Their New Families For The First Time
A Texas-based nonprofit drove their trailer filled with rescue dogs to Illinois, where dozens of loving families were waiting to take their pup home.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:30 PM
|House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway
Even though the GOP for the second day in row decided against putting its health insurance plan up for a vote in the House, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The Trump adminis...
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:06 PM
|Is the Air Force Getting Ready to Dump the F-15?
The iconic fighter could be headed for the boneyard.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:03 PM
|Starbucks Finally Adds The Menu Item You've Always Wanted
We know you've been waiting for this.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 1:13 PM
|Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 4:04 PM
|Emboldened Taliban capture key southern district
Taliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday, officials said, another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and British forces suffered heavy casualties until it was handed over to Afghan personnel, marks the culmination of the Taliban's year-long offensive to seize the district and underscores their growing strength. Most of Helmand is already estimated to be under Taliban control, with the capital Lashkar Gah -- one of the last government-held enclaves -- also at the risk of falling to the Taliban's repeated ferocious assaults.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 2:06 PM