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- Suspect in Ocala, Florida school shooting: ‘I want to be put away’ - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:23:46 -0400
As students around the country rallied against gun violence on Friday, one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school. The suspect spoke to local NBC reporter Matt Lupoli.
- Sean Hannity Isn't A Journalist And Fox News Isn't News - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:46 -0400
Earlier this week, Fox News declared its "full support" for Sean Hannity after
- Felony Charges For Father Of Toddler Who Shot Pregnant Mom - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:05:16 -0400
The father of a 3-year-old girl who accidentally shot and injured her pregnant
- 'Overwhelmed' Letter Carrier Allegedly Held Onto 17,000 Pieces Of Mail - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:48:31 -0400
An "overwhelmed" New York City postal worker stashed more than 17,000 pieces
- Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:21:16 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.
- Avoid romaine lettuce, CDC warns, amid E. coli outbreak - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:01:25 -0400
The warning stems from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona and shipped across the country, the with CDC telling grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers not to eat the lettuce unless they can be certain it didn’t come from that area.
- Korean Air boss apologises as hot-tempered daughters resign - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:35:36 -0400
Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho on Sunday apologised for the "immature" behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies. Cho Hyun-min, the younger daughter who is marketing executive at the South Korean flag carrier, is under police investigation for assault after she was accused of throwing water into a man's face at a business meeting. Four years ago her older sister Cho Hyun-ah made global headlines for angrily kicking a cabin crew member off a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl -- an incident quickly dubbed "nut rage".
- Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me' - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:44:54 -0400
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me."
- Video shows bullet-ridden vehicle after police shooting - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:42:20 -0400
Diante Yarber was driving the Ford Mustang when Barstow police officers shot in the vehicle and killed him.
- Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. It Won't Happen. - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:09:00 -0400
The most likely scenario is that the F-22/F-35 hybrid will remain in the realm of fantasy. Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin is pitching an F-22 and F-35 combination to Japan to meet Tokyo’s requirement for a next-generation air superiority fighter.
- FAA Orders Emergency Engine Inspections After Deadly Southwest Accident - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:44:51 -0400
Three days after a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight involving a
- 39 Spinach And Artichoke Recipes Beyond Dip - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:09:00 -0400
- Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House' - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:24:12 -0400
Twitter was incensed Saturday after Donald Trump used Barbara Bush's funeral
- At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:17:32 -0400
Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent
- Macron calls Sisi to discuss Syrian crisis - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:17:45 -0400
French President Emmanuel Macron called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday to discuss the Syrian crisis, Sisi's office said. Macron addressed the military strike that France, the United States and Britain launched in Syria a week ago, pointing out that it comes within the framework of international legitimacy, it said in a statement. The three countries launched 105 missiles in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria, targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities.
- Iran ex-prosecutor jailed months after sentence: media - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:16:07 -0400
A former Iranian prosecutor has finally been taken to prison months after being sentenced over the death in custody of a protestor, the judiciary's news agency said Sunday. The delay in starting Saeed Mortazavi's two-year sentence had caused anger and ridicule in recent weeks, with mocked-up "Wanted" posters appearing for the notorious former prosecutor online and around Tehran. The former chief prosecutor for Tehran was sentenced last year over the death of a protester who had been jailed for taking part in the mass protests over alleged election-rigging in 2009.
- The Latest: Walkouts spark protests against gun violence - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:58:30 -0400
The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local):
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Sydney Invictus heroes - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:19:55 -0400
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have joined the Australian Prime Minister at a London reception ahead of the Invictus Games in Sydney later this year. Harry and his bride-to-be will meet servicemen and women from both Britain and Australia, some of whom have previously competed in the international sporting event. The couple will also learn more about preparations for this year's games at the reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy at Australia House on Saturday. Harry and Meghan will meet Invictus competitors Credit: PA More than 500 competitors - made up of sick and injured military and veterans - from 18 nations are expected to compete at the Invictus Games in Sydney between October 20 and 27. It is expected Harry, who is patron of the Invictus Games Foundation which oversees the delivery of the tournament, will travel to Australia for the event with Ms Markle, who will by then be his wife. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Australian High Commission in London Credit: PA When Toronto hosted the Paralympic-style event last year the former Suits star, who at the time was living and working in the city, attended the opening and closing ceremonies and visited competitors with Harry. The trip to Sydney is also likely to see the couple embark on their Commonwealth duties, meeting young Australians to discuss issues close to their hearts after Prince Harry was appointed youth ambassador. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend a reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull for the Invictus Games Credit: AP pool Servicemen and women at the Invictus launch praised Prince Harry for changing lives ahead of this year's Games in Sydney. Gareth Paterson, from Newcastle, who is leaving the army after 24 years' service, said: "You can't really fault the guy, he puts in so much effort. "He genuinely cares about everyone he meets and remembers who people are." Prince Harry talks to members of the Australian Defence Force Credit: AP Pool Mr Paterson, who suffers from an autoimmune disease which fuses the spine, competed at the Orlando and Toronto Invictus Games, winning three gold medals in archery. Jo Hursey, 42, from Herefordshire, who knows Harry from her 23 years in the army, said: "I don't think he realises how many lives he's changed. "He's changed mine for the better." The 42-year-old said she tried to persuade Ms Markle - who wore a green dress by Self-Portrait and an Alexander McQueen blazer - to try out "sitting volleyball", saying the former Suits actress seemed keen. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia speaks at a reception Credit: Reuters In a speech, Mr Turnbull said the competitors would get the "respect and recognition they so thoroughly deserve". He said: "It will be a formidable contest. Five hundred athletes ... will all be competing in a country and a city which will applaud them for their service and cheers them on to greater heights." He said the spirit of the games was embodied by people like Curtis McGrath, a young Australian combat medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan before winning the canoeing Paralympic gold in Rio de Janeiro two years ago. Chelsea Pensioner Marjorie Cole, who taught cooking in the Women's Royal Army Corps for around 15 years, said: "It's absolutely fantastic what Harry is doing for disabled veterans. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle receive Invictus Games jackets from Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia and his wife Lucy Turnbull Credit: PA "It's brought them to the forefront despite what they've gone through. "I was at the first Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and it was something I'll never forget." The prince recognised Ms Cole in the hall and stopped for a chat, with the 73-year-old later saying: "He's very charming and said 'nice to see you again'. I'm thrilled for him and Meghan." Asked if she would be flying out to Sydney, Ms Cole replied: "I've got to win the lottery first." Sydney is the fourth city to host the Games, after London in 2014, Orlando in 2016, and Toronto in 2017.
- R. Kelly's Lawyer, Publicist And Assistant Flee From Singer Amid Scandals - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:40:51 -0400
Singer R. Kelly's scandals may be too much for the people he employs. Since
- 'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:27:34 -0400
An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say. Allison Mack, 35, who was arrested Friday, recruited women for what was described as a female mentorship group, US attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement from the Justice Department. The leader of the group was one Keith Raniere, also known as "Vanguard," the statement said.
- Iranian Foreign Minister on Americans detained in Tehran - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:03:08 -0400
More from Margaret Brennan's interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif to air Sunday on 'Face the Nation'
- My Son Suddenly Stopped Talking And I Wasn't Sure If He'd Ever Speak Again - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:30:46 -0400
At the age of 3, my son suddenly stopped speaking ― for hours, then days, then
- 13 Billboards Call Out How Much Money Politicians Got From The NRA - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:21:46 -0400
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting in
- Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:26:42 -0400
(This April 17 story corrects to change the media source in paragraph 8 to The Israeli News Company.) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, along with Damascus and its big-power backer Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members. Israeli media ran satellite images and a map of five Syrian air bases allegedly used to field Iranian drones or cargo aircraft, as well as the names of three senior IRGC officers suspected of commanding related projects, such as missile units.
- U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim - source - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:54:07 -0400
The U.S. has opened a probe into alleged coordination by AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications and a telecommunications standards organisation to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday. Verizon and AT&T acknowledged the government probe and said they were working with regulators. Verizon called it "much ado about nothing," adding that it has been working with the Justice Department for several months "regarding the inquiry," according to spokesman Rich Young.
- Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:59:19 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet.
- Man jailed for 50 years for stealing $1.2m-worth of fajitas - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:15:22 -0400
A former youth offenders’ centre employee in Texas has been convicted of stealing more than $1.2m (£860,000) worth of fajitas. Gilberto Escamilla, 53, was jailed for 50 years after authorities discovered he was ordering the Mexican food to the Darrel B Hester Juvenile Detention Centre in Cameron County and selling it on for personal profit. Suspicions were raised after a driver from a food company called the centre’s kitchen to tell them an 800-pound (363kg) delivery of fajitas had arrived.
- NASA Releases Astounding Video Of The Lagoon Nebula To Celebrate Hubble's Birthday - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:08:14 -0400
Ever wanted to zoom near that central bulge in the Milky Way in the
- Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:38:49 -0400
A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child. Emergency services began a search on foot and from the air for Aurora Friday after the young girl wandered off into bushland on a rural property in Queensland state. Seventeen-year-old blue heeler Max stayed with the child through a rainy night before leading family and rescuers to her Saturday morning after more than 15 hours in the wild.
- Jeep Wrangler Scrambler Pickup Caught In Motion On The Highway - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:08:03 -0400
Expected to arrive in showrooms in about a year from now.
- Colin Kaepernick Receives Amnesty International's Highest Honor For Activism - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:30:50 -0400
Amnesty International on Saturday named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback
- Militarized Cops At Tiny Georgia Neo-Nazi Rally Arrest Counterprotesters For Wearing Masks - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:59:04 -0400
NEWNAN, Ga. -- A heavily militarized police force of some 400 officers
- Protester faces charges for vandalism at NRA lobbyist's home - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:05:25 -0400
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue.
- Armenian protest leader says to meet PM to discuss his 'resignation' - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:23:05 -0400
Armenian anti-government protests leader Nikol Pashinyan said he would meet Prime Minister and ex-president Serzh Sarkisian on Sunday, after nine days of mass demonstrations against an alleged power-grab. Tens of thousands of people earlier flocked to Republic Square in the capital Yerevan to protest against new premier Sarkisian's rule, according to AFP journalists at the scene. "I will meet Serzh Sarkisian to discuss the conditions of his resignation and of (a) peaceful transfer of power," Pashinyan said in a video address published on his Facebook page.
- Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:55:19 -0400
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. "Our atomic energy organization is fully prepared ... for actions that they expect and actions they do not expect," Rouhani said, without elaborating in a speech carried by state television, referring to a possible decision by Trump to leave the accord next month. The deal reached between Iran, the United States and five other world powers put curbs on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
- When Calling the Police Is a Privilege - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400
The call was brief, and had the relaxed feel of someone making a reservation at a restaurant. “I have two gentlemen at my cafe who are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” the manager of the Starbucks told the 911 dispatcher. She calmly gave her address, and after being reassured that law enforcement would be on the way shortly, she thanked the dispatcher and hung up. The call, of which audio was released by the Philadelphia police department, lasted roughly 20 seconds.
- Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics? - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:38:11 -0400
If you’re looking to save money, buying refurbished electronics can be very tempting. After all, you can get a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus—rated Very Good or better across the board by our testers—for $7...
- No surprise: Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:14 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for — he was approved as the next head of the Commonwealth made up of the U.K. and the countries that once were its colonies.
- 2,000-HP Nissan Qashqai Becomes Fastest SUV In The World: 237.8 MPH - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:31:05 -0400
It has dethroned the 230-mph Toyota Land Cruiser.
- Ranking The Best New Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:02:28 -0400
For the weekend of April 21, Streamline recommends "Collateral" in the top
- Death toll in Nicaragua protests rises to six - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:47:00 -0400
By Oswaldo Rivas MANAGUA (Reuters) - At least six people have died in violent protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security, the Red Cross said on Saturday, as pressure increased on the government of President Daniel Ortega to halt the bloodshed. Nicaraguans have been protesting since Wednesday against the changes that increase worker contributions and lower pensions, sparking one of the biggest crises in the administration of Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla. Lissett Guido, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross of Nicaragua, said in total five people had died in Managua and another in the municipality of Tipitapa, northeast of the capital.
- Police Find Mother Falsely Believed She Had Cancer After Family's Murder-Suicide - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:49:52 -0400
There was no cancer found in her body.
- Saudis down new missile from Yemen rebels: state media - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:43:36 -0400
Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern border city of Najran, which set a farm ablaze, state media said. "Saudi forces were able to intercept (the missile)," the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile was launched from Saada, the Huthi stronghold in northern Yemen, the coalition was cited as saying.
- Trump Considering 'Full Pardon' Of Late Boxing Champion Jack Johnson - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:14:27 -0400
President Donald Trump is considering pardoning the late heavyweight champion
- Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:25:36 -0400
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday, this time against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.
- 570S Spider Design Edition Is Customized By McLaren's Styling Team - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:46:03 -0400
Why bother personalizing your droptop supercar when McLaren can do it for you?
- Earth Day volunteers potentially find a body during cleanup - Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:41:46 -0400
Indiana police investigate after volunteers believe they found a body while cleaning up their neighborhood for Earth Day.
- High holiday: Pot fans join 420 smoke-out in San Francisco - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:23:38 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts simultaneously exhaled a giant cloud of smoke that rose above San Francisco's Golden Gate Park precisely at 4:20 p.m. Friday, the annual April 20 high holiday.
- The Week's Most Important Car Numbers - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:00:01 -0400
From a powerful BMW coupe, to an electric Buick, these are the most important numbers of the week.
- Iran rejects US rights report as 'biased' - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:51:06 -0400
Iran rejected the latest US human rights report as hypocritical on Saturday, saying it was "biased by political objectives". "Iran considers the annual report by the US State Department and in particular allegations raised about human rights in Iran as absolutely biased by political objectives, which depicts a distorted and unrealistic image of our country's situation," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement on the ministry website.