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- Why Manafort’s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eye - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:50:20 -0400
WASHINGTON — A surprise offer by Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, to “provide information” to congressional committees investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia may be far more limited than it first appeared, according to congressional sources and others familiar with the matter. “Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel,” read the headline in the New York Times.
- NBC Special Report: Trump Blames Democrats for Health Bill Defeat - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:03 -0400
President Trump says his plan to replace Obamacare failed because of a lack of support from Democrats.
- The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:43 -0400
An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.
- Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:45:10 -0400
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.
- I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight Back - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:27:20 -0400
Last summer I voluntarily chose to stop eating for 10 days. I gave up solid foods as part of the Master Cleanse.
- The Mud Day in Israel - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:16:52 -0400
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)
- Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:27:05 -0400
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.
- Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:17:39 -0400
Indian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The state carrier and other airlines said they would bar Ravindra Gaikwad from flying after the fracas which has triggered a debate on the behavior of members of the political elite, and calls for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Gaikwad, from the Shiv Sena party, allies of India's ruling BJP, did not apologize for Thursday's confrontation and told reporters he had been badly treated.
- Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:33:10 -0400
VALLEY HEAD, Ala. (AP) — In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.
- Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’ - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:19 -0400
Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of “people in every corner of our country” and then posted tweets about people who have benefited from the ACA.
- Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:46:30 -0400
NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking — a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia’s border.
- Now I Get It: The intelligence committees investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:59:00 -0400
As investigations into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and potential ties to the Trump campaign continue in both the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric takes a look at the history of both committees and where things stand in those investigations.
- Coulter, Breitbart, Drudge torch health care bill backed by Trump - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:53:39 -0400
With the vote on the American Health Care Act looming, conservative media personalities and outlets that were backers of President Trump throughout the campaign are attacking the Obamacare replacement bill the White House supports. Ann Coulter, right-wing provocateur and an avid supporter of the Trump campaign, has been attacking the bill as “Obamacare Lite” since its text became public, hammering House Speaker Paul Ryan along the way. “Could some investigative reporter write a piece explaining why Ryan is so hellbent on this deeply unpopular healthcare bill?” she wrote earlier this week, before criticizing Trump and Ryan for making tax cuts next on their legislative agenda instead of trade and immigration.
- Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:12:09 -0400
At least 10 of the 29 inmates who escaped Thursday were re-captured, but the others remained at large.
- Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:23:34 -0400
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.
- Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:40:44 -0400
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.
- Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuries - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:21 -0400
A slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed and sideswiped a New Jersey commuter train on Friday, causing minor injuries and snarling morning rush-hour rail traffic at New York's Penn Station, a major transportation hub, officials said. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), with passengers aboard the New Jersey Transit train describing hearing screeching metal as the Washington-bound Acela hit the commuter train while departing the station. "There was a loud sound of mangling metal and you felt the reverberations of another train raking the side of our train and I just heard screams from behind me as it traveled back," said Jordan Geary, who was traveling on the train with his wife from the New York suburb of Montclair, New Jersey.
- Firefighter Rescues Motionless Dog From Apartment Fire Using Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:57:00 -0400
"As a nurse, I knew he was probably dead, but the firefighters wouldn't give up," said the dog's owner, Crystal Lamirande.
- Where does the Gorsuch nomination process go next? - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:18:00 -0400
After four days of hearings, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to move through the Senate in the next few weeks. There are two big questions that will be addressed in very short order.
- ISPs Can Now Sell Your Private Data: How to Protect Yourself - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:20:03 -0400
The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule implemented under the Obama administration. Your ISP may soon be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.
- North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:01 -0400
Kim Jong Un's regime said the U.S. should be prepared for “catastrophic consequences” if it attempts to engage Pyongyang.
- House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:06:43 -0400
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...
- Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:58:19 -0400
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer's body camera.
- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017 - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:35:39 -0400
On Friday, March 24, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosts the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.
- Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:40 -0400
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.
- All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03:36 -0400
From the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.
- Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands: U.S. judge - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:18:31 -0400
Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores had argued in a motion challenging their conviction that they were entrapped in a sting operation and that their trial was tainted by a witness who perjured himself. Attorneys for Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Flores de Freitas, 31, and Campo Flores, 30, were convicted by a Manhattan jury in November of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.
- Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:51:58 -0400
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A white civil rights leader, fired because she led others to believe she was black, said she struggles to make a living these days because she was portrayed as a fraud.
- Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:07:00 -0400
Matias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.
- Elon Musk's Solar Roofs Will Be Available To Order In April - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:29:49 -0400
Musk tweeted Friday that his solar roofs will be available to order starting in April.
- Appeals court sets schedule on Trump immigration appeal - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:00 -0400
The first federal appeals court’s review of President Trump’s revised order limiting immigration from six Mideast nations will go forward on an expedited schedule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided Thursday.
- Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:38:49 -0400
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.
- What happened today in France's presidential race - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:01:27 -0400
With 30 days to go before the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, the incumbent Francois Hollande made a rare sortie into the campaign after conservative candidate Francois Fillon accused him of orchestrating a smear campaign. President Hollande lashed out at Fillon, saying the 63-year-old rightwinger had exceeded the bounds of "dignity and responsibility" with his claims. On Thursday, Fillon charged that Hollande had headed a "secret cell" that was responsible for revelations that have led to criminal charges against the candidate.
- 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:00 -0400
An American bad-ass goes topless.
- Boston man sentenced for sale of guns stolen from U.S. Army site - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:09:32 -0400
A Boston man was sentenced on Friday to serve almost five years in federal prison for having helped to sell weapons including six machine guns stolen from a Massachusetts U.S. Army Reserve facility in 2015. Tyrone James, 29, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years' supervised release after pleading guilty in December to charges including conspiracy to possess, store and sell stolen firearms.
- This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:46:27 -0400
Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks. Drop one of these sticks down your drain to take care of average clogs and embarrassing odors in a matter of hours. Then, drop a new stick down each drain once every month to prevent clogs and odors in the future. Each stick includes enzymes and other ingredients found in a septic tank to break down waste and keep things clear. $17 gets you a pack of 48 Sani Sticks, and it'll be the best $17 you've ever spent. Some highlights from the product page: Sani Sticks drain sticks eliminate embarrassing odors from drains and prevent clogged sinks Save money on plumbers and drain snakes as powerful enzymes break down oil and grease to keep drains free and clear Sani Sticks drain deodorizer and cleaners are thin, round and only 6.3 inches long and 100 percent safe for plumbing and septic tanks with no toxic chemicals Avoid embarrassing smells and nasty water buildup in sinks and showers with just one Sani Stick per month Keep your drains clean and odor-free, all year long with Sani Sticks as part of your cleaning supplies
- Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar: U.S. general - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:31:17 -0400
By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. Earlier this month Reuters reported that Russia appeared to have deployed special forces to an air base in western Egypt near the border with Libya.
- Missing D.C. Girls Could Be Human Trafficking Victims - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:22:53 -0400
Some officials are calling for an investigation into the disappearances, while police maintain there is nothing unusual about them.
- Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:01:31 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."
- You've Been Cleaning Your Microwave All Wrong - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:06:05 -0400
Try this time-saving routine instead.
- Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6 - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:57:24 -0400
Noura Jackson earned her GED while incarcerated and is now applying to colleges.
- 11 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast: coast guard - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:21:15 -0400
Eleven Syrian refugees drowned after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the coast guard command said, with local media reporting that five children were among the dead. The bodies of the migrants, including two women, were discovered in the western province of Aydin, the private Dogan news agency reported. "Nine migrants were rescued while 11 migrants' bodies were taken from the sea," the coast guard said in a statement on its website.
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-Tech - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:21:21 -0400
The new, tidier proportioned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox aims straight at the white-hot small-SUV segment. To stand out, the redesigned Equinox brings high-tech features and sound driving dynamics to ...
- North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:46 -0400
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.
- Why Canada's the No. 2 Best Country, Again - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:37:12 -0400
1. Canada took the top spot in five attributes in the 2017 Best Countries survey, more than any other country: respects property rights, trustworthy, religious freedom, politically stable and well-developed public education system. 3. In a time when nearly 90 percent of global survey respondents agree that there is a global leadership crisis, the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the end of 2015 only helped improve global perceptions of Canada. A quarter of global survey respondents said that the event improved their view of the country to some extent, while another 62 percent were neutral.
- Hundreds detained as Belarus struggles to quell protests - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:34:38 -0400
By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus authorities detained hundreds of people on Saturday during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed. A Reuters reporter saw hundreds of police deployed to block off access points to the square where the protests were due to take place. Saturday's demonstration is the latest in a wave of protests since February that pose the biggest challenge in years to President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the ex-Soviet state with an iron fist for nearly a quarter of a century.
- Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shooting - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:01:05 -0400
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The husband of one of four people killed in a string of shootings by a suspect who is Hmong urged community members not to "get caught up in colors" in reacting to the attack.
- Is the Air Force Getting Ready to Dump the F-15? - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03:39 -0400
The iconic fighter could be headed for the boneyard.