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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightrope
Mon, 22 May 2017 05:20:38 -0400

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightropeSanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.



A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s Debate
Sun, 21 May 2017 11:38:08 -0400

A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s DebateOf the 3,800 residents of El Cenizo, about 20 percent are undocumented. The town made national headlines this month when its mayor filed a lawsuit against the state to block a new law that bans so-called “sanctuary cities.”



Iran’s Pres. Rouhani Wins Re-Election in a Landslide
Sun, 21 May 2017 11:35:53 -0400

Iran’s Pres. Rouhani Wins Re-Election in a LandslideWith an astounding voter turnout of 74%, moderate Hassan Rouhani beat hard-liner Ibrahim Raisi by nearly 8 million votes. "The Iranian nation has chosen the path of interaction with the world."



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:03:43 -0400

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performanceWith laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.



Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shot
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:26:59 -0400

Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shotTheunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.



The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured
Sat, 20 May 2017 22:53:10 -0400

The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injuredLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles (all times local):



Member of online hate group accused of knifing young black soldier to death on campus
Mon, 22 May 2017 04:10:00 -0400

Member of online hate group accused of knifing young black soldier to death on campusThe “totally unprovoked” murder of a young black soldier was committed by a white man who was a member of a “despicable” Facebook group, police have said. Richard W Collins III, a newly commissioned Army officer, was allegedly stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski. Mr Collins, 23, was black and a student at Bowie State University in Maryland, due to graduate tomorrow.



Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults
Sat, 20 May 2017 20:51:06 -0400

Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insultsPolice rescued the Russian, identified as Aleksei Makeev, after the crowd stormed his apartment on Friday night, said Guillermo Brahms, secretary general of Benito Juarez municipality, which encompasses Cancun. The Russian embassy had no immediate comment.



American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount Everest
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:59:00 -0400

American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount EverestTwo years ago, Dr. Roland Yearwood from Alabama, survived an avalanche while climbing Everest.



Palestinians want to draw Trump's attention to prisoner hunger strike
Sun, 21 May 2017 09:58:11 -0400

Palestinians want to draw Trump's attention to prisoner hunger strikePalestinians are planning a series of actions to draw US President Donald Trump's attention to a hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners in Israeli jails when he visits this week, officials said Sunday. Palestinian prisoners will be on their 37th day of a hunger strike when Trump meets Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. A series of protests in support of them have been held in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with two Palestinians killed and dozens of others wounded.



Lockheed Martin, Raytheon And The Future Of Arms Deals In The Middle East
Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:03 -0400

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon And The Future Of Arms Deals In The Middle EastThe United Arab Emirates is making a $2 billion investment to upgrade its arsenal.



US Reporters Not Invited To Tillerson's Press Briefing In Saudi Arabia
Mon, 22 May 2017 03:16:52 -0400

US Reporters Not Invited To Tillerson's Press Briefing In Saudi ArabiaThe secretary of state held the press briefing with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, but American reporters were kept uninformed.



Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Carving Found in Looting Hole
Mon, 22 May 2017 07:41:00 -0400

Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Carving Found in Looting HoleEgyptian authorities say they caught looters digging up an ancient stone block carved with an image of a pharaoh. In the city of Abydos, antiquities authorities say they were inspecting an old two-story, mud-brick house when they found that the owner had excavated a hole in the floor. The block was at the bottom of the hole, about 13 feet (4 meters) below the floor, according to an announcement from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.



Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:35:31 -0400

Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tagAfter all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.



Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation
Sun, 21 May 2017 15:48:24 -0400

Mother from Peru granted stay from deportationDENVER (AP) — A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation.



Melania Trump 'thinks Sean Spicer is doing a bad job' defending her husband
Sun, 21 May 2017 11:08:56 -0400

Melania Trump 'thinks Sean Spicer is doing a bad job' defending her husbandMelania Trump reportedly thinks that White House press secretary Sean Spicer is not doing a good job in defending her husband in front of the media. As a result, Mr Spicer’s role is expected to change after Mr Trump returns from his trip overseas. The press secretary's on-camera appearances have been plagued with multiple gaffes and he was temporarily dropped from running daily press briefings after his poor handling of Mr Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey.



Pope names five new cardinals, all from outside Italy and the Vatican
Sun, 21 May 2017 08:51:59 -0400

Pope names five new cardinals, all from outside Italy and the VaticanBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis is to elevate five Roman Catholic prelates from outside Italy and the Vatican to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor. The pope, making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address, said the men came from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador. The fact that none of the five are Italian and none hold Vatican positions underscores Francis' conviction that the Church is a global institution that should become increasingly less Italian-centric.



2018 Volvo XC60: First Drive
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:32:55 -0400

2018 Volvo XC60: First DriveThe first member of Volvo's new 60 series has some big shoes to fill, but having the latest semi-autonomous technologies might just make it the safest and most comfortable family car you can buy.



Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:45:17 -0400

Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry  onIran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one," Rouhani told reporters in Tehran. "Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon -- never ever -- and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias," Trump said in Jerusalem.



Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:34:50 -0400

Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital MurderProsecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.



Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into Water
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:29:00 -0400

Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into WaterHer quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety.



China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in 2010-12: report
Sat, 20 May 2017 20:30:05 -0400

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in 2010-12: reportBeijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It said that even now intelligence officials are unsure whether the US was betrayed by a mole within the CIA or whether the Chinese hacked a covert system used by the CIA to communicate with foreign sources.



Some Notre Dame students walk out of commencement where Pence to speak
Sun, 21 May 2017 13:12:11 -0400

Some Notre Dame students walk out of commencement where Pence to speakDozens of graduates left the university's graduation ceremony as Vice President Mike Pence took the podium.



'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:50 -0400

'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontationA leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.



Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48
Mon, 22 May 2017 07:45:05 -0400

Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.



Ford names Hackett as CEO to tackle car rivals, Silicon Valley
Mon, 22 May 2017 15:41:53 -0400

Ford names Hackett as CEO to tackle car rivals, Silicon ValleyBy David Shepardson and Joseph White WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime rivals and Silicon Valley. Hackett, 62, a turnaround expert who for the past year has led the Ford unit developing self-driving cars and related projects, replaces Mark Fields, 56, who spent less than three years as CEO. Ford Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said he wanted Hackett to speed up decision-making and cut costs, but did not offer specifics on how the new CEO should change operations at the U.S. No. 2 automaker.



What It’s Like to Test Drive the Tesla Model X P100D
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:08:19 -0400

What It’s Like to Test Drive the Tesla Model X P100DThe Tesla Model X P100D is an all-electric vehicle that zooms from zero to sixty m.p.h. in a shocking 2.9 seconds



The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally Bankrupt
Mon, 22 May 2017 16:18:17 -0400

The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally BankruptThe network I once respected as a necessary antidote to liberal media now peddles craven lies and Russian disinformation.



Parents Arrested After Allegedly Forcing 5-Year-Old To Drink Mouthwash Because He Was Thirsty
Sun, 21 May 2017 13:02:00 -0400

Parents Arrested After Allegedly Forcing 5-Year-Old To Drink Mouthwash Because He Was ThirstyTheir kids were reportedly abused all the time.



Star’s Mysterious Flickering Sign Of An Alien Megastructure?
Mon, 22 May 2017 02:10:26 -0400

Star’s Mysterious Flickering Sign Of An Alien Megastructure?KIC 8462852, the star observed by American astronomer Tabetha S. Boyajian in 2015 to have a unique light characteristic, has dimmed by a fifth in the last few days.



Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:46 -0400

Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollutionTwo photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.



Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US
Mon, 22 May 2017 05:16:01 -0400

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to USPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia on Monday to meet his hero, seek arms and steer his nation's foreign policy further away from longtime ally the United States. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in relations with Russia since Duterte came to power last year and began unravelling his country's decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. "Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy.



4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:18 -0400

4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekendKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak.



California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speech
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:55:25 -0400

California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speechOutgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.



UAE minister sees chance for Iran to reset 'troubled' ties with neighbors
Sun, 21 May 2017 15:44:07 -0400

UAE minister sees chance for Iran to reset 'troubled' ties with neighborsA senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday the re-election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could be a chance for Tehran to reset "its troubled relations" with its neighbors. Relations between Gulf Arab states, including the UAE, have been strained over fears that Tehran was interfering in their affairs, including in Syria and Yemen, fomenting unrest and sectarian tensions. Tehran denies these allegations.



First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini Centenario
Mon, 22 May 2017 06:11:55 -0400

First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini CentenarioOn a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year. The Lamborghini Centenario is a special model produced by the legendary Italian supercar builder to celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.



Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month
Mon, 22 May 2017 16:09:10 -0400

Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next monthApple will unveil the next big thing for its various software operating systems at WWDC 2017, including iOS 11 and the next macOS major update. But the iPhone maker is also tipped to launch a variety of new products at the show, including the Siri speaker, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and new MacBooks. A new report says that Apple is indeed expected to launch new laptops this quarter, and there’s reason to be excited. In a new research note to customers, TrendForce said that notebooks are having a little moment, again. Shipments for the first quarter of the year grew by 6.1% compared to last year, totaling around 37.81 million. That’s a 15.6% decline from the Christmas quarter, but still an impressive result for the period. Apple placed fifth in TrendForce's top, with 3.4 million MacBook laptops shipped during the period — that marks a 15.8% decline compared to the December quarter, but a 15.4% increase compared to last year. TrendForce quotes the MacBook Pro with TouchBar as the device that contributed significantly to the overall shipments. Similarly, the researchers believe the 12-inch MacBook will help Apple ship 10% more laptops in the second quarter of this year than last year. That’s because Apple reportedly plans to launch a new version of the 12-inch MacBook that will feature a new processor. The report notes that promotional pricing for some older models might also be in order. A previous report said that Apple will update the MacBook Pro as well, even if it only launched a new model in late 2016. TrendForce makes no mention of other MacBook updates for the quarter.



17 Upside-Down Cakes You'll Totally Flip For
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:10:12 -0400

17 Upside-Down Cakes You'll Totally Flip For



Woman Arrested After Allegedly Macing Employees At Fast-Food Chain Over Stale French Fries
Sun, 21 May 2017 10:54:00 -0400

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Macing Employees At Fast-Food Chain Over Stale French FriesA manager was also hit in the face.



Sheriff David Clarke Dismisses 'Hack' Plagiarism Accusation
Sun, 21 May 2017 08:12:51 -0400

Sheriff David Clarke Dismisses 'Hack' Plagiarism AccusationDavid Clarke recently said he accepted a job in the Department of Homeland Security. However, the DHS did not confirm his claim.



China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus
Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:03 -0400

China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, AirbusChina and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.



Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people
Mon, 22 May 2017 09:16:25 -0400

Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 peopleBANGKOK (AP) — A bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok on Monday, the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded.



Body identified as missing Duke student
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:19:27 -0400

Body identified as missing Duke studentAuthorities said they have found the body of a Duke University student who had been missing for nearly a week.



Poll lead falls, but British PM May to stick with elderly-care cuts
Sun, 21 May 2017 07:26:40 -0400

Poll lead falls, but British PM May to stick with elderly-care cutsBy William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Sunday it would not ditch proposals to reduce support for elderly voters, as opinion polls showing their lead ahead of the June 8 national election falling. Polls published late on Saturday showed the Conservative lead over the center-left Labour Party has narrowed after both parties set out their policy offerings last week -- the first real sign that an expected victory for May could be less emphatic than many had predicted. May has faced criticism from political rivals and pressure groups over her planned social care reforms, which include a making elderly homeowners - a core voter group for the Conservatives - pay more towards their old-age care The criticism, including within the Sunday editions of usually friendly right-leaning newspapers, prompted senior ministers to defend the reform package in a series of television interviews.



Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater Remains
Mon, 22 May 2017 07:26:00 -0400

Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater RemainsThis July, archaeologists in Jordan will begin an underwater search for remains of an early Islamic city. Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, modern-day Aqaba is Jordan's only port. In the Middle Ages, the city was known as Ayla.



Justin Trudeau runs past group of prom goers, stops for the ultimate selfie
Mon, 22 May 2017 05:33:31 -0400

Justin Trudeau runs past group of prom goers, stops for the ultimate selfieA group of Canadian teenagers got the surprise of their lives while celebrating their prom on Friday when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jogged past them and then stopped for a selfie.  SEE ALSO: Canada's Justin Trudeau cuddles with baby pandas Trudeau was jogging around the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver, British Columbia when he stumbled upon a group of teens dressed up for prom. Adam Scotti — Trudeau's official photographer — captured the moment he ran past the group and posted a series of images in an Instagram gallery. "I always love to watch people's faces as they realise who just ran past, often several paces after he has passed," wrote Scotti on Instagram.  Prom season in #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/pgLUqdkgjd — Adam Scotti ??? (@AdamScotti) May 20, 2017 Thankfully, it looks like the teens caught Trudeau just in time. They managed to get a selfie with the prime minister, and their prom photographer shared the shot on Instagram.  #VCProm2017 A post shared by Cam Corrado (@crrdo) on May 20, 2017 at 12:33pm PDT That'll be one for the photo album. WATCH: The ultimate hipster bike has arrived, packing a flexible frame that lets you drift



Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game Changer
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:02 -0400

Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game ChangerSamsung has been hinting at flexible display technology for years now, and we're finally getting an official look at it this week. According to Korea's Yonhap News, the smartphone giant will unveil the first "stretchable" OLED panel at the SID 2017 conference, which kicks off on May 23 in Los Angeles. Samsung released a teaser photo of its strechable screen, which shows the display bubbling upward like a balloon.



Babysitter Charged After Children, 9 and 6 Years Old, Take Her Car And Crash It
Sun, 21 May 2017 16:09:00 -0400

Babysitter Charged After Children, 9 and 6 Years Old, Take Her Car And Crash ItThey also found drugs in the car.



White House lawyers ‘begin research into impeachment procedures’
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:02:53 -0400

White House lawyers ‘begin research into impeachment procedures’White House lawyers have reportedly started researching impeachment procedures should an attempt be made to oust Donald Trump from the office of the presidency, according to CNN. Two people briefed on the discussions reportedly told the broadcaster lawyers in the White House counsel’s office have in the past week spoken to impeachment experts to discuss the nature of proceedings, were they to go ahead. A White House official denied the report.



Myths About The Sun That Turned Out To Be Wrong
Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:04 -0400

Myths About The Sun That Turned Out To Be WrongWhat could the sun it possibly be if not fire?