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|Trump decides yes, he can stay mad at Freedom Caucus for health care defeat
President Trump did not blame House Republicans for failing to pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare after it was abruptly pulled. “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!” Trump tweeted early Sunday. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 10:26 AM
|Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill Fallout
In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked to Chuck Todd about Pres. Trump’s efforts on the GOP healthcare bill after the decision to pull it before the vote.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 9:05 AM
|Former Teacher, 50, And 15-Year-Old Teen He Disappeared With Allegedly Wrote Love Letters to Each Other
Police are still searching for the pair.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 12:36 PM
|United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 6:30 PM
|US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official
A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. Qari Yasin, a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan group (Pakistani Taliban), was killed on March 19 in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, the Pentagon said. "The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 3:14 AM
|Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 3:27 PM
|Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?
Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 11:44 AM
|Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets
Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 4:08 PM
|Russians Take Part In Nationwide Protests Against Putin, Medvedev
Thousands rallied against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday after Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, called a strike.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 2:02 AM
|Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run
Former Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 3:05 PM
|3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:12 AM
|This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017
Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 12:36 PM
|2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn (Again)
Ford's answer to the SRT Hellcat and Camaro ZL1.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:32 PM
|Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone
Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days, the official Bureau of Meteorology said Sunday, with its "very destructive core" expected to hit land early Tuesday morning. "The very destructive core of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 kmh (162 mph) near the centre.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 1:30 AM
|As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian Deaths
A massive bombing in Mosul that may have killed as many as 200 people tops a growing list of sites where the U.S. is accused of bombing civilians.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:59 PM
|Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 5:11 PM
|Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sources
Two activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price. Ancora Advisors and Engine Capital sent a letter to the company's board of directors last week urging the company to resist the temptation to remain independent, and to do everything possible to seek a buyer, sources said. Tangoe's stock is currently trading at $5.04 per share and its market value is around $200 million.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 9:11 AM
|Samsung Galaxy X vs. Google Pixel 2`
Both smartphones are expected to be premium devices. While the Pixel 2 will be Google's flagship device for 2017, the Samsung Galaxy X is expected to be an experimental device.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 8:18 AM
|Melania Spends the Weekend in Mar-a-Lago Without Trump Following Failed Health Care Bill
Trump spent the weekend in Washington, D.C., where he dined with his daughter and son-in-law.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:13 PM
|'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 10:44 PM
|Rewriting the Rules of Presidential Succession
A project begun after 9/11 assumes new urgency after the 2016 election—creating a more sensible plan for what happens when a chief executive steps aside.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 2:01 PM
|Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years Ago
The medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John's College at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. By studying his remains and piecing together his facial features and biological history, archeologists said they hope to understand the lives of anonymous poor people in the 13th century. "Most historical records are about well-off people and especially their financial and legal transactions," study lead researcher John Robb, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 10:40 AM
|Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche
An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more. More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering expedition when disaster struck.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 7:04 AM
|Justin Trudeau To Legalize Weed in Canada
Time to start buying stock in Tim Horton’s.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:13 PM
|Cincinnati nightclub shooting
Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke out among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people, authorities said. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said one of the wounded was in “extremely critical condition.” A hospital spokeswoman said two victims were listed in critical condition, but she had no other details. Police began receiving calls at 1:30 a.m. about gunshots at the club near the Ohio River east of downtown Cincinnati.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 10:59 AM
|Jeff Sessions speaks out against sanctuary cities
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke during the White House Press Briefing against sanctuary cities. "Such policies cannot continue," Sessions said. "They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street."
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 2:04 PM
|AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:52 AM
|Highlights: The Trump presidency on March 27 at 7:12 p.m. EDT
(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday: JARED KUSHNER A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives had met Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. Kushner, already a White House senior adviser, will take on the additional task of overseeing an effort to overhaul the federal government, the White House says. RUSSIA Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, says committee Chairman Devin Nunes should recuse himself from any further involvement in the panel's investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 7:13 PM
|Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 9:07 AM
|Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'
Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:00 AM
|Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says
WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 4:54 PM
|'Humbling' experience for family of London attack victim
The family of Kurt Cochran, the US tourist killed during a terror attack while in London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, spoke on Monday of "a humbling and difficult experience". Cochran's wife, Melissa, sustained a broken leg, a broken rib and a cut to the head in last Wednesday's attack outside the Houses of Parliament, and "her health is steadily improving," her brother Clint Payne said. Cochran and Melissa, from Utah, were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by a car driven by Khalid Masood, who killed a total of four people and injured dozens more before being shot and killed.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 11:34 AM
|Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry?
Colorado's state legislature is considering an unusual plan to defend the state's marijuana industry from a federal crackdown under the Trump administration. The bill would allow growers and sellers to reclassify their recreational marijuana as medical “based on a business need due to a change in local, state, or federal law or enforcement policy.” The strategy is meant to keep marijuana businesses afloat if the federal government comes after them, even if it means the state losing hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. The bill represents a shift in how states might respond to what marijuana advocates say are an over-simplification of cannabis policy by the Trump administration.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 11:58 AM
|5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash
For aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 9:00 AM
|Dog Abuser Gets 5 Years After Canine's Mouth Is Tightly Bound With Electrical Tape
William Dodson, 43, of South Carolina, was found guilty of animal cruelty against Caitlyn, an American Staffordshire-Terrier discovered severely abused.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 1:08 PM
|Photos of the day - March 26, 2017
A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 5:00 PM
|Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 8:44 PM
|Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion: monitor
Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said. Heavy fighting between rebel groups and the army further north in Hama province over the weekend had delayed their departure from the city's al-Waer district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The evacuation began last week with the Syrian government shuttling hundreds of people from the district in Homs, which was an early center of the 2011 uprising that spiraled into war.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 6:32 AM
|Google Introduces New Play Store Section
Google’s Play Store now has a section for premium apps that are free for the week.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 8:21 PM
|Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 4:02 PM
|Oil producers look into rollover of output cuts
OPEC and non-OPEC producers said Sunday at a meeting in Kuwait they were looking into extending an output cuts deal aimed at stabilising the market, as compliance with the milestone pact increases. The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee "expressed its satisfaction with the progress made towards full conformity with the voluntary production adjustments and encouraged all participating countries to press on towards 100 percent conformity," producers said after their day-long meeting. The committee, formed by OPEC and non-OPEC members to oversee compliance with the deal to reduce output reached last year, also studied the possibility of extending the cuts for another six-month period.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 10:48 AM
|The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year
Spring cleaning season is here!
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:04 PM
|Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting Kills 1, Injures 15
The mass shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, which left one dead and 15 injured, has once again given rise to questions of increasing gun violence in the nation.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 5:10 AM
|Watch the US Navy test its ultra-powerful electromagnetic railgun
Anyone who's played a futuristic shooter since the dawn of video games knows that when you see something called a "railgun" you're in for a real treat. Well, the US Navy built a railgun of its very own, and it just showed off its remarkably powerful creation in a new video of its test firing.
Railguns like the one the Navy has built trade chemical propellants like gunpowder for the sheer power of electricity, generating extremely strong magnetic fields to push a projectile down a set of rails and out the end of the barrel. It might not sound particularly efficient, but the speeds that railgun projectiles can achieve put traditional cannons to shame. The Navy's massive weapon, for example, launches its rounds at a whopping 4,500 mph.
Additionally, the projectiles launched by the railgun do their damage not by exploding, but simply by striking their target while moving at such a high speed, quite literally tearing apart anything they come into contact with.
For most of their history, railguns have been more fiction than science, and their practicality and reliability has repeatedly been questioned over time. The size of the device itself is typically massive, owing to the large and complex electronic components required to supply the necessary power. However, there are also some pretty fantastic benefits of the non-explosive rounds, such as much less chance of unexploded ordnance causing problems either on the ship or vehicle firing the weapon, or on the battlefield after a skirmish has ended.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 1:47 PM
|2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Achieves Best-in-Class Fuel Economy
The Chevrolet Malibu delivers much substance beyond its shapely styling, from the quiet cabin and generous backseat to the comfortable ride and undaunting controls. And with the hybrid version, t...
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 6:00 AM
|Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify
By Elena Fabrichnaya, Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. A U.S. Senate committee investigating suspected Russian interference in the election wants to interview Trump associates, including Kushner, 36, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and has agreed to testify.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 6:29 PM
|Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 1:14 PM
|Why Other Senses May Be Heightened in Blind People
The research used detailed brain scans to compare the brains of people who were blind to the brains of people who were not blind. Such brain changes arise because the brain has a "plastic" quality, meaning that it can make new connections among neurons, the study said. "Even in the case of being profoundly blind, the brain rewires itself in a manner to use the information at its disposal so that it can interact with the environment in a more effective manner," senior study author Dr. Lotfi Merabet, the director of the Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, said in a statement.
POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:53 AM
|Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 7:47 PM