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|U.S. intelligence chief Coats sidesteps questions on Trump, Russians and Israel
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to confirm or deny news reports that President Trump reached out directly to him in an effort to undermine an FBI investigation.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:47 PM
|‘The most horrible feeling’: Mother of missing Manchester concertgoer describes chaos of attack
Many attendees at the concert that was hit by a bomb on Monday were young people. One distraught parent described her feelings as she waited for news.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:02 AM
|Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'
Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:12 PM
|12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'
McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:50 PM
|Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast
A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:06 AM
|The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students (all times local):
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:48 PM
|President Trump’s first trip abroad
In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:00 PM
|Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:19 PM
|After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China
When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:21 AM
|CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:38 PM
|Pope Francis met President Trump and looked insanely psyched about it
Photos from the highly anticipated 28-minute meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis at the Vatican have been released and from the way the Pope is looking, things went about 27 minutes and 55 seconds too long. The image of a beaming Trump and straight-faced Pope have the internet in a frenzy, taking swings at what could possibly be going on in the Pope's head. SEE ALSO: 8 executive orders Trump would sign if an aide forwarded him chain letters from my grandmother The White House has not yet revealed what the president and Pope discussed during their meeting, but the two men have been at odds for over a year. During the presidential campaign and throughout Trump's first months in office, Pope Francis spoke out against policies championed by the administration. In February 2016, Trump referred to the Pope as "disgraceful" following comments in which Francis claimed building walls was "not christian." Maybe that's what this is about, then. In presence of pool reporters @POTUS said to @Pontifex it's "a very great honor." The pope did not say anything. He did not smile. pic.twitter.com/Li0uhlE7w9 — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 24, 2017 Whatever the case, the internet is having a field day with Upset Pope™. Trump and Pope leaving room for the Holy Spirit pic.twitter.com/L66UtFChEw — Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) May 24, 2017 Nice shot of a cheerful Pope Francis giving Trump the tour. 'Chairs, floor, walls ... We're done, get out.' pic.twitter.com/94Rv9U8h9t — Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) May 24, 2017 LMAO! Even Pope Francis made the "Would you look at this f*cking guy" face that everyone makes when they meet Trump. pic.twitter.com/6wtdVbnbYt — Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) May 24, 2017 @MarkDiStef pic.twitter.com/bxuQqMINoJ — Space Archaeology (@spacearcheology) May 24, 2017 pope francis sweetie im so sorry pic.twitter.com/al5n8uk7gU — shine (@Iubesirhc) May 24, 2017 tag yourself I'm The Pope pic.twitter.com/82YsXNLU2I — merida (@hadelry) May 24, 2017 *record scratch**freeze frame*POPE: Yep that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. pic.twitter.com/7RB3z2ByKL — Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) May 24, 2017 DONALD is a President destroying the EPAFRANCIS is a Pope trying to save the EarthThey are…THE GOD COUPLE. CBS Tuesdays after “Bull" pic.twitter.com/p60mxEa1ry — Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 24, 2017 TFW you travel to the Vatican to meet the Pope and he calls you fat pic.twitter.com/9bx9s6RnCt — Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) May 24, 2017 Regular Pope But He's Upset, coming next fall to HBO.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:30 AM
|Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue
The childhood home of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been set on fire, according to an opposition legislator, as protests against the socialist government continue to rage. The house, located in the western city of Barinas, was set alight along with several other government buildings by protesters. "It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:58 AM
|Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops
Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:07 PM
|Sea Lion Drags Little Girl Into Water In Terrifying Viral Video
The dramatic moment a sea lion dragged a little girl into the water at a wharf in British Columbia was caught on video.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:34 PM
|Dad of Times Square crash victim leaves note at her memorial
NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square left a note at a memorial for his daughter, thanking New Yorkers for their support and saying her loss was a hole in his heart "that can never be filled."
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:58 PM
|Newfound ‘alien megastructure’ star leaves scientists baffled
You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don't seem to have any readily available explanation. Now, the star has been spotted performing the same dimming trick as it has in the past, and scientists are throwing out some extremely wild theories.
KIC 8462852, otherwise known as "Tabby's Star" or "Boyajian's Star" depending on where you look, was caught in the act this past weekend, dimming in brightness by about three percent, which is a large enough change to be easily detected. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.
Researchers have thrown forth many possible explanations, including other, non-planetary celestial bodies passing in front of the star which are obscuring our line of sight, such as comets, and even the possibility that whatever is floating around the star isn't a naturally-occurring object at all, but instead a massive alien structure. As the research and observations continue, scientists around the globe are hoping that spectral readings will give them a clue as to what, if anything, passed in front of the star. Whatever the object happens to be, it's an exciting time for sky-gazers.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 8:00 PM
|India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says
India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:00 AM
|U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, is a procedural step that may ramp up pressure on Fiat Chrysler and comes amid growing scrutiny of diesels by regulators around the world. VW admitted to intentionally cheating while Fiat Chrysler denies wrongdoing.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:44 PM
|Big Game Hunter Dies After Being Crushed To Death By Elephant
A well-known South African big game hunter was reportedly crushed to death Friday after his friends fatally shot an elephant.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 5:25 PM
|Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 3:19 PM
|British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain's deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22, but police declined to give further details about him.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:18 PM
|In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:40 AM
|Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:38 AM
|Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice
Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:06 PM
|APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:27 PM
|Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her Kids
Check out her new ink.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:43 PM
|Now I Get It: Obstruction of justice, President Trump and the Russia investigation
As questions continue over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and whether Trump tried to influence the Russia investigation, some have raised the notion that the president obstructed justice. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at the legal meaning of the term.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:33 PM
|Women Have More College Debt Than Men And Take Longer To Pay It Off
There's another gender gap in our midst, and it's hurting female graduates, even as they enroll and earn degrees at higher rates than men.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 5:34 AM
|Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl
Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 2:50 PM
|ISIS Supporters Cheer Ariana Grande Concert Bombing
Although the Islamic State (IS) group has not taken responsibility for the attack, Twitter accounts affiliated with the terrorist organization sent out celebratory messages.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:48 AM
|Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm
By Andrew M. Seaman Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark. People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation than those who ate the sweet treat less than once a month, researchers found. "As part of a healthy diet, moderate intake of chocolate is a healthy snack choice," said lead author Elizabeth Mostofsky, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:37 PM
|The Latest: Acquitted Tulsa cop receiving back pay
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a white Tulsa police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:29 PM
|Roger Moore's best quotes as 007
Paris (AFP) - British actor Roger Moore played James Bond in a record seven films, more than any other man to date.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:30 AM
|The 750-HP Shelby F-150 Super Snake Is a $100,000 Thundertruck
Only 150 will be built, each with a starting price just under $97,000.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:32 PM
|North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 8:15 PM
|Richard Spencer has gym membership revoked after woman confronts him for being 'neo-Nazi'
A leading white supremacist has had his gym membership terminated after a college professor confronted during a workout and accused him of being a neo-Nazi. Richard Spencer was in a gym outside of Washington, when he was approached by Christine Fair, a professor at Georgetown University, who asked him to confirm his identity. “I anticipate being kicked out from our gym, Old Town Sport & Health, in Alexandria, because I confronted Richard Spencer, aka the neo-Nazi who has moved his hate operations to Alexandria,” Ms Fair, an expert on South Asia, wrote on Tumblr.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 2:03 PM
|Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder To Be Set Free After 24 Years
Shaurn Thomas was sentenced to life in prison for a murder that occurred when he was just 16.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:31 AM
|Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal
A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:19 PM
|58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension
More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Activists had been hoping for a longer extension -- as much as 18 months -- and warned that six months is not long enough for destitute Haiti to prepare for an influx of more than 50,000 people.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 2:14 PM
|TV Personalities Get Emotional as They React to Manchester Terror Bombing
Geraldo Rivera also tried to deal with the tragedy the best he could on live TV.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:21 PM
|Father angered by United Airlines' accusation at RDU
A police report shows a flight attendant saw the dad comforting his young son, but the airline worker thought his hand rested too close to the boy's genitals. What ensued amounted to an embarrassing yet fearful incident at the airport.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 8:34 AM
|Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by Islamic State
By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the rampage via its Amaq news agency, and President Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to declare martial law on Mindanao, the Muslim-majority island where Marawi City is located, to prevent the spread of extremism in the impoverished region. The violence flared in Marawi on Tuesday afternoon after a botched raid by security forces on a hideout of the Maute, a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:48 PM
|The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:06 AM
|Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:39 PM
|2018 Volvo XC60: First Drive
The 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.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:33 PM
|Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge
The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:04 PM
|23 Healthy Mexican Recipes You Can Feel Good About
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:54 PM
|WHO reform a top priority for Ethiopia's Tedros
The first African to head the World Health Organization, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country's healthcare system on the global stage. The 52-year-old's campaign focused on overhauling the UN health agency after its much-criticised handling of the west African Ebola epidemic, and speculation that the United States might cut its funding for the agency. "We live in a changing world, and the WHO must be able to change with it," Tedros said in his vision statement, citing new health threats brought about through globalisation, climate change and unhealthy lifestyles.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:13 PM
|Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an isolated tooth, may be the oldest-known member of the human lineage that began after an evolutionary split from the line that led to chimpanzees, our closest cousins. The premolar was found in south-central Bulgaria in 2009.
POSTED MAY 22, 2017 6:08 PM
|Don’t let that ugly iPhone 8 model scare you – this is what the real thing will look like
Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone 8 is now about four months away from being announced. As we've come to expect in light of all the leaks we've seen in previous years, Apple's new iPhone becomes less mysterious with each passing day. Countless rumors and reports have been flooding the web for months now, and there are a number of things that are consistent across nearly all of them. We know the iPhone 8 will be far smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, yet it will feature a larger display. We also know that display will be an OLED panel, and it'll take up nearly all of the phone's front side thanks to reengineered internal components and the removal of the physical home button.
Last week, we gave the world its first real-word look at what sources say is Apple's final iPhone 8 design. Then, just this morning, a similar iPhone 8 3D model was shown on video for the first time. People seem to be a bit concerned that these mockups are a bit ugly, but we're about to show you why you really shouldn't be worried.
Apple's iPhone designs have changed a great deal over the years, but there's one thing that has remained consistent: the iPhone is always a stunning device. Even now, with an iPhone design that is three years old, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are still among the sleekest phones available. In fact, last year Google and HTC still loved Apple's old iPhone design so much that they decided to replicate it on the Pixel and Pixel XL.
In 2017, Apple's flagship iPhone 8 will get a top-to-bottom design makeover. The front and back will be made of rounded glass while polished stainless steel is expected to surround the perimeter. We've seen this rumored design mocked up, but initial mockups never seem to properly capture the refinement of real iPhones. For that, we turn to Instagram user "appleidesigner," whose recent iPhone 8 renders were emailed to us by a reader on Wednesday morning.
In the images posted by appleidesigner, we see a sleek and smooth iPhone 8 that for the most part aligns with the dummies we've seen — but these new renders show the fit and finish of an actual Apple product. See for yourself in the images below.
Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled in September alongside new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:31 AM