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  • Republicans Don’t Care About Women And Their Sham Hearing For Blasey Ford Proves It news

    The president of the United States, the Senate Majority Leader, the Chairman

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:50:53 -0400
  • A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept. news

    If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gets fired or resigns, the chain of command gets murky.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:09:42 -0400
  • 11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst news

    Florence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:34:21 -0400
  • Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering news

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:31:01 -0400
  • Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault

    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian’s downfall from “America’s Dad” to convicted felon.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:55:37 -0400
  • Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety news

    Shareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:52:26 -0400
  • NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals news

    Scientists can now see their probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago -- but the vintage robot hasn't shown any signs of life.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:32:14 -0400
  • Fiona Hill, Trump's top expert on Russia, is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policy news

    For nearly two decades, British-American scholar Fiona Hill has followed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trajectory.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:25 -0400
  • Tropical depression could form off coast of Carolinas, bring more rain news

    Thousands of people continue to be forced to evacuate in the Carolinas due to rising rivers after Hurricane Florence -- and more rain is on the way Tuesday.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:36:15 -0400
  • Nationwide Walkout Supports Kavanaugh Accusers: 'Women Must Be Heard' news

    Women's rights organizations are urging people to take part in a national

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:29:55 -0400
  • Mattis dismisses Iran's revenge threat as tensions climb after attack news

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed. The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and said they should expect a devastating response. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that Iran's threat did not give him any concern.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:15:27 -0400
  • Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking Him news

    The deputy was answering a call from a woman pinned on the ground by a cow.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:42:37 -0400
  • AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke 'Jim Crow' remark goes beyond police news

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:09:11 -0400
  • Cosby sent to prison for three to 10 years news

    Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday to begin a minimum three-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. Found guilty on April 26 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former university basketball administrator, Cosby was impassive when Judge Steven O'Neill handed down the sentence in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The judge rejected a defense request to release Cosby on bail pending an appeal.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:04:33 -0400
  • Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 Hours news

    Who hasn't at one time in their life considered lying in a coffin for an

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:21 -0400
  • Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions news

    White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:25:29 -0400
  • Stormy Daniels defamation case against Trump set to be dismissed, judge signals news

    The judge presiding over Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump has said the president was engaging in free speech when he posted a controversial tweet about the adult film actor. US District Judge James S Otero has not yet made a decision in the case, but appeared to support Mr Trump’s attorneys during a hearing, saying the message “appears to be rhetorical hyperbole by a public official involving a public figure”. The tweet in question arrived after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and her attorney released a composite sketch of the man they said approached her in a parking lot after she agreed to publish an interview about her alleged affair with Mr Trump.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:38:19 -0400
  • Russia Has Big Plans for the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H Fighter news

    Some big upgrades are coming. 

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:09:00 -0400
  • Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats Say news

    WASHINGTON ― Senators are expected to weigh the credibility of Dr. Christine

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:22:56 -0400
  • Mattis dismisses Iran revenge threat, says U.S. not in attack

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge against those behind Saturday's deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement. Asked whether Iran's threat gave him any concern, Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon: "No, it does not. We've been very clear that they shouldn't take us on like that. And I am hopeful that cooler, wiser heads will prevail. ...

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:54:29 -0400
  • Indonesian Teen Lost at Sea for 49 Days Said He 'Prayed Every Day' news

    He has since been reunited with his family.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:27:48 -0400
  • County-by-county list of closures: I-40 reopens throughout North Carolina news

    Flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina remains an issue days after Hurricane Florence moved across the Carolinas.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:13:22 -0400
  • German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse news

    Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops' Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors -- mainly boys -- were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. "Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem" in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops' Conference.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:59 -0400
  • Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

    Duke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:11:03 -0400
  • 'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 states

    With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographer David T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment. Now, the full series has been published for the first time in 'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:39 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack news

    Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday," SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would "severely punish" those behind the assault.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:16:42 -0400
  • Rod Rosenstein, US official overseeing Russia probe, on brink of departure after day of intense speculation news

      Rod Rosenstein, the US deputy attorney general who oversees the Russia investigation, appeared on the brink of departure on Monday in the wake of bombshell claims that he suggested secretly recording Donald Trump.  In a day of fevered speculation about his future in Washington, Mr Rosenstein was reported to have either offered his resignation or expected to be fired at a meeting in the White House.  However, with cable news leading on the developments, Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Mr Trump would meet Mr Rosenstein on Thursday, confirming he would remain in post for now.  Mr Trump and Mr Rosenstein had an “extended conversation” about the reports of what the latter had said behind closed doors, Ms Sanders added. There was no word on his future beyond Thursday.  The departure of Mr Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia probe because attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself, would come at a critical time for the investigation.    Profile | Rod Rosenstein   Mr Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia election meddling in May 2017 and has given the investigator considerable leeway, defending his right to pursue his inquiries without interference. Whoever replaces Mr Rosenstein would take over the power to approve or block legal requests from Mr Mueller, such as for subpoenas, and could take a stricter stance on what the inquiry can pursue.  Mr Rosenstein's position has appeared precarious for days after a New York Times report which revealed details of private discussions he had in the wake of Mr Trump’s firing of James Comey, the FBI director, last year.  Mr Rosenstein was said to have floated wearing a wire to record the president and discussed the 25th Amendment – a way to remove the president if he is deemed unfit for office – during conversations with Justice Department and FBI officials, according to The New York Times.  Mr Rosenstein said the story, published on Friday, was “inaccurate and factually incorrect”, adding: “Let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”   Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as the special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 US election Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg   Later that day Mr Rosenstein released a second more strongly worded statement: “I never pursued or authorised recording the president and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false.” On Monday, both CNN and the political website Axios reported that Mr Rosenstein had discussed his resignation in the wake of the reports with John Kelly, the White House chief of staff.   The pieces triggered a firestorm of speculation as Mr Rosenstein headed to the White House for a meeting. White House sources appeared to be indicating he would be resigning while Justice Department suggested he expected to be fired. Then the White House announced the Thursday meeting with Mr Trump, effectively delaying a final decision. Mr Trump is currently in New York for a United Nations gathering.  The manner of Mr Rosenstein’s departure would be critical. If he is fired, the departure could add to allegations that Mr Trump has obstructed justice in his handling of the Russia probe – claims which Mr Mueller is investigating.  Russia investigation timeline: Every step in Robert Mueller's probe of Trump campaign alleged collusion His position would likely pass to the next-ranking official who has been confirmed by the Senate, who in this case would be Noel Francisco, the current solicitor general. He has previously been critical of FBI overreach.  Mr Rosenstein has been a target of tweeted criticism from Mr Trump in the recent past as the president has railed against the Russian investigation “witch hunt” which is overshadowing his presidency.  The probe was set up to look into election meddling but has widened into investigating the Mr Trump’s behaviour since taking office.  There has been growing speculation that Mr Sessions, another common target of Mr Trump’s ire for stepping away from the Russia probe, could be fired after the midterm elections on November 6. There was no word on Mr Sessions’s fate on Monday.  Donald Trump, the US president, has become exasperated with the Russian investigation, which he calls a "witch hunt" Credit: Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg With Mr Rosenstein’s future hanging in the balance, Democratic congressmen and former justice officials rallied to his defence and warned off the White House.  Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director pushed out by Mr Trump, said there is “nothing more important to the integrity of law enforcement and the rule of law” than protecting the Russia probe, adding he would be concerned that the investigation would be “at risk” if Mr Rosenstein left.  Ms Sanders’s statement in full read: “At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories. Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, DC.”  Mr Trump confirmed the meeting when asked by reporters while at the UN but was not drawn on Mr Rosenstein’s fate.  He said about Thursday’s meeting: “We’ll be determining what’s going on. We want to have transparency, we want to have openness.”

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:33:15 -0400
  • Former Bush Administration Official Stands By Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser news

    Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin is supporting the woman who accused

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:46:37 -0400
  • Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media news

    Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:17:17 -0400
  • Texas Boy Thought to Be Nonverbal Can Speak After Dentist Discovers He's 'Tongue-Tied' news

    Within 12 hours of surgery, Mason Motz was having conversations for the first time.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:54:49 -0400
  • GE shares at 9-year low amid latest power woes news

    Shares of General Electric fell again on Tuesday, adding to losses following the company's latest woes in its slumping power division. The industrial conglomerate, which was bumped from the prestigious Dow index in June, fell 2.5 percent in late-morning trading to $11.45.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:26:56 -0400
  • Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday night.

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:17:45 -0400
  • Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?' news

    The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:44:10 -0400
  • Audi Won’t Let You See or Test-Drive the 2019 e-tron news

    The new electric SUV isn't going to be stocked in dealerships, so if you want one, you'll be ordering it sight unseen.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:35:00 -0400
  • Iran's politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after revolution news

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hard-liners batter President Hassan Rouhani over his faltering nuclear deal, sending his popularity plummeting. Women in the streets film themselves removing their mandatory headscarves, or hijabs, in protest. Meanwhile, state television airs moments from a major corruption trial.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:10:53 -0400
  • Judge blocks Trump administration's decision to allow grizzly bear hunting news

    A US judge has reinstated protection for grizzly bears in and around the Yellowstone National Park, ending plans for the first licensed trophy hunts in the region for decades. District judge Dana Christensen ruled Donald Trump’s administration failed to properly consider the long-term survival of the species when it stripped the bears of their endangered status. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) lifted federal protections for the roughly 700 grizzlies in the Rocky Mountains in 2017, paving the way for hunting to resume in Idaho and Wyoming.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:14:13 -0400
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Heckled Out Of DC Restaurant By Anti-Kavanaugh Activists news

    Activists opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation confronted the Republican senator.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:13:57 -0400
  • China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military. The amphibious assault ship Wasp had been due to make a port call in the former British colony of Hong Kong in October, diplomatic sources said. "The Chinese Government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp," a consulate spokeswoman said.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:49:12 -0400
  • Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib news

    Turkey beefed up its military positions in Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib Tuesday as the clock ticked down on a mid-October deadline to remove jihadists from the area. Further complicating Turkey's task, a war monitor said hundreds of members of the Islamic State group were transferred by the regime to the northwestern region from eastern Syria. Russia, the government's main ally, and Turkey, the rebels' top sponsor, agreed last week in Sochi on a plan meant to avert a large-scale regime offensive on Idlib.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:44:50 -0400
  • Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops news

    William Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:01 -0400
  • A bright, lively minestrone can be made with a slow cooker news

    Creating anything garden-fresh in a slow cooker is a tall order, but we were willing to try to beat the odds and develop a recipe for a bright, lively tasting minestrone that married a flavorful tomato broth with fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:07:56 -0400
  • 6 Reasons You're Getting a Smaller Social Security Check

    Most workers are eligible to create a my Social Security account and get a personalized estimate of their future Social Security payments at various ages. Here's why you might get a reduced Social Security benefit in retirement. Your Social Security statement provides as estimate of how much you are likely to receive at your full retirement age, age 62 and age 70.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:41:47 -0400
  • New Volvo V60 Wagon Gets the Cross Country Treatment, and It Looks Great news

    Volvo backs up the more rugged appearance with three more inches of ground clearance, all-wheel drive, and a variety of legit off-road-focused features that add capability.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:26:00 -0400
  • Correction: Bill Cosby-Legacy story news

    In a story Sept. 23 about the legacy of Bill Cosby, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote from Keon McGuire, an education professor, to Jon Francois, a radio deejay.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:39:55 -0400
  • One year later at UN, Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific' news

    US President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to hold a second summit soon with Kim Jong Un, lauding the North Korean strongman at the United Nations as "terrific" one year after he eviscerated him from the same platform. "Chairman Kim has been really very open and terrific, frankly, and I think he wants to see something happen," Trump said after meeting South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a dove who recently visited Kim in Pyongyang.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:34:48 -0400
  • Drone footage shows South Carolina neighborhoods underwater news

    While flooding from Hurricane Florence is still a concern for North Carolinians, it's also a worry in South Carolina.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:52:57 -0400
  • Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republic

    These images show eerily beautiful scenes of abandonment captured by British photographer James Kerwin in Abkhazia on the Black Sea.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:00:47 -0400
  • Classmates Who Endorsed Brett Kavanaugh Now Say Claims Warrant Investigation news

    Several former classmates of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who just months ago

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:53:48 -0400
  • Maine Mom Charged After Allegedly Leaving Toddler Son in Target Parking Lot news

    Police said Taylor Purdue, 27, told them she thought one of her friends put her son in his rear-facing car seat.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:36:13 -0400
  • China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail news

    Any plots to sow discord in China's ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Tuesday, as Beijing fends off criticism of its economic projects in Pakistan and a clampdown in China's western Xinjiang region. China has pledged $57 billion to build power stations, major highways, new railways and high capacity ports along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road plan to further tie China to Eurasia.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:07:40 -0400
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