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|NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elites
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual convention.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 3:17 PM
|MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 4:33 PM
|US condemns Macedonia parliament violence
The United States on Friday strongly condemned chaotic violence in Macedonia's parliament and called on authorities "to hold accountable" those responsible. "Violence has no place in the democratic process," the State Department said in a statement, adding "we urge all parties to remain calm" and respect the law. The violence erupted late Thursday when nationalist demonstrators, including a group of masked men, stormed the parliament in anger at a vote appointing Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 2:20 PM
|Tad Cummins' Wife Says She Warned Her Husband About Getting Too Close to Teen
Jill Cummins says the girl was like a daughter to her.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 3:37 PM
|Tillerson urges U.N. to act 'before North Korea does'
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke at a special U.N. Security Council meeting and urged the council to place new sanctions on North Korea before the situation escalates to a military conflict. Tillerson said, “Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.”
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:34 PM
|Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia
By Can Sezer and David Dolan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup. "After technical analysis and legal consideration ... an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia. ...
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 11:29 AM
|Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:28 PM
|Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes
Two conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 12:46 PM
|Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles Today
The Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, was carried out by Israel and aimed to "raise the morale of terrorist groups" the government maintains are waging war against President Bashar Assad's forces.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:58 PM
|‘It may be Pocahontas’: Trump attacks Warren as potential 2020 rival
President Donald Trump insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas” again during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Atlanta.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 3:01 PM
|4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 2:27 AM
|Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: rights group
A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:34 AM
|Apple joins Tesla in letter begging California to change its self-driving car rules
Apple hasn't publicly stated that it's working on self-driving vehicle technology quite yet, but it's giving the world plenty of reason to think it's doing just that. Earlier this month, Apple scored a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, and now the company is showing its hand once again by joining the likes of Tesla, Uber, Ford, and Alphabet-owned Waymo in formally requesting that the state rethink its rules and regulations regarding driverless car testing.
As Reuters reports, Apple's letter addresses a number of what it sees as flaws in the state's proposed autonomous vehicle testing policies. Writing to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple's Director of Product Integrity, Steve Kenner, asks the agency to change its proposed handling of "disengagement reporting," which the company says can lead to misunderstandings and confusion among the general public when reading about instances where self-driving systems have handed control back to a human driver.
Apple's stance is that only the most crucial disengagement reports should require reporting, and that instances where an autonomous system disengages without serious consequence or risk of a crash or traffic violation should simply be chalked up to the developmental nature of the technology. Apple still agrees that disengagements that could have resulted in a crash or traffic violation should be reported, even if the human driver successfully intervened.
"Apple appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the testing and deployment language," the letter concludes. "Apple looks forward to partnering with the California DMV and other stakeholders so that rapid technology development may be realized while ensuring the safety of the traveling public in the State of California."
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 3:17 PM
|United Airlines chief executive set to testify before Congress
The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's president, Scott Kirby, as well as lower level executives from American Airlines Inc, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:33 PM
|Now you can eat a BBQ-flavored PayDay, because America
Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, and PayDay just to name a few — nationally under the theme "Taste of America." The collection of candy has new flavors "inspired by the unique tastes of iconic, U.S. summer destinations," states the official press release. Six states will be honored with the Hershey's treatment: California, Georgia, New York, Hawaii, Texas, and Florida. And what exactly will the flavors be? SEE ALSO: These green juice gummies are the GOOP of candy Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company California will be represented by a strawberry-flavored Kit Kat, which is supposed to transport you to the California Strawberry Festival, a relatively unknown event that apparently defines summer in California. Georgia gets a honey-roasted peanut butter Reese's, which Hershey's insists will have "a hint of floral, amber, and molasses." We guess peach doesn't mix too well with peanut butter and chocolate. New York will be captured in a cherry cheesecake version of Hershey's regular chocolate bar, while Hawaii gets coconut-almond-flavored Hershey's Kisses. Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Alligator-laden Florida is lucky enough to be represented by two different fruity Twizzler flavors: key lime pie and orange cream pop. And that brings us to the last state in Hershey's tour of what represents America — Texas. Image: the hershey companyThanks to Texas and the Hershey Company's ingenuity, BBQ-flavored PayDays will exist in this world. The press release says these candy bars "combine the tang of bold BBQ-seasoned peanuts surrounding a chewy caramel center for a unique, Texas-inspired flavor." To each their own, we suppose, but honestly no thank you. This is one taste of America we very much could do without. If you are interested in eating your way through America via candy, these limited-time candy bars are available now. WATCH: This machine knows how to sort your Skittles by color
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:49 PM
|Donald Trump's chaotic first 100 days summed up in 33 cartoons
As of Saturday, it will have been 100 days since Donald Trump took oath in the office of President of the United States, and political commentators have for the past week been struggling to put into words their perspectives on a tumultuous three months. At times, the President himself has found it hard to express his own policies and opinions. More than any other topic, Theresa May's overtures to the billionaire tycoon were repeatedly in the cross hairs, as she kowtowed to the billionaire tycoon on both sides of the Atlantic.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 11:42 AM
|Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:08 AM
|Late Boy's Family Wants April's Calf To Be Named After Him
The calf, who is now almost two weeks old, will be named through a vote held by the upstate New York zoo.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:07 AM
|Congress averts a government shutdown hours before deadline
Hours before a midnight deadline, Congress averted a government shutdown – at least for now – ensuring that the lights will stay on in Washington as Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office. Republicans failed to secure enough votes to advance their healthcare replacement plan despite pressure from the White House to hold a vote on the bill before the symbolic 100-day mark. The House of Representatives approved a stopgap spending measure on Friday by a vote of 382 to 30 while negotiators worked to reach an agreement over a longer-term funding package – a deal congressional leaders from both parties say is nearly finalized.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 11:35 AM
|Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers at demonstrations across the West Bank Friday in support of hundreds of prisoners observing the 12th day of an open-ended hunger strike, Palestinian health officials said.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 11:31 AM
|Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
Cops are still searching for him.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:25 PM
|6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGS
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted, Philippine and US authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which shook the southern region of Mindanao just before dawn, Philippine officials said. It struck at a depth of 41 kilometres (25 miles) in Mindanao, more than 700 kilometres southeast of the capital Manila, at 4:23 am Saturday (2023 GMT Friday), the US Geological Service said.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 7:24 PM
|'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions
Since December, at least seven cats have suddenly shown up at their homes with shaved belly, groin and leg areas, Waynesboro Police Captain Kelly Walker said on Friday. "Shaving Cats!!??" says the poster in Waynesboro, a city of 21,000 about 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. Walker said the cats were collar-wearing, well-groomed pets, not strays or feral cats, although some were outdoor cats.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 2:51 PM
|This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of it
How about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she's planning on working there one day. She got two things in return: A lovely letter from Pichai encouraging her to follow her dreams, and a paid job testing tech products for a tech startup based in London.
"Dear Google boss," Young Bridgewater's letter begins. "May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google." She goes on to explain that she's also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn't dream of that?
Her love of Google centers around its work culture, which includes kid-friendly bonuses like working from a bean bag or making your way from one floor of the company's headquarters to another via slide. After her father posted a photo of her letter online it quickly went viral, catching the attention of Kano, the built-it-yourself computer startup that crushed its crowdfunding goals back in late 2013 and has been shipping its kits ever since.
Now, the 7-year-old and her younger sister, Hollie, help Kano test new products ahead of time, giving the company feedback on what works and what doesn't. The two girls were even added as board members of Kano's product innovation board. See? The world isn't all bad.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:39 PM
|Can the Hennessey Exorcist drive out the Dodge Demon?
Texas tuner extraordinaire Hennessey Performance wants to give anyone considering snapping up the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon cause for concern. At the New York International Auto Show, Dodge confounded expectations with an 840hp street-legal drag car called the Demon. Based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and set to be offered as either a full turnkey car or as a conversion for existing ZL1 owners, the Exorcist has a totally overhauled engine complete with ported cylinder heads, new valves, a new camshaft, a high-flow supercharger, plus new exhaust system.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 5:28 AM
|Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 10:52 PM
|Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW M3 vs. Mercedes-AMG C63: The Road & Track Test
Alfa Romeo joins BMW and Mercedes with a rear-wheel-drive sedan that moonlights as a track toy. But which does it best?
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:59 PM
|Here's What Trump Has Done In 100 Days
Many will point critically to the dearth of bills coming across Trump's desk, but focusing solely on legislation overlooks a thriving aspect of the new presidency.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 8:00 AM
|The 66 Most Delish Last-Minute Easter Appetizers
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:42 PM
|Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still Missing
He was found Friday, according to reports.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 12:47 PM
|NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’
Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 2:55 PM
|Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story
MENA, Ark. (AP) — In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:05 PM
|Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:53 PM
|508-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 50 Legs and Giant Claws
A 508-million-year-old critter — one that looks like a weird lobster with 50 legs, two claws and a tent-like shell — is the oldest known arthropod with mandibles on record, a new study finds. Arthropods are a group of invertebrates that includes spiders, insects and crustaceans. Many arthropods, including flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes, have mandibles — appendages that can grasp, crush and cut food.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 9:55 AM
|First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) — Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 6:11 PM
|2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Korea's attempt to out-Prius the Prius.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 12:35 PM
|Venezuela defies international powers, Trump weighs in
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday intensified his row with foreign powers that he accuses of plotting to overthrow him. "I am proud to say I took the decision... to free our country from interventionism," Maduro said in a speech on Thursday. "We are free of the OAS and we will never return," he added.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 9:46 PM
|Volkswagen Is Considering Selling Ducati
The VW Group purchased the Italian motorcycle maker in 2012, but financial struggles with the diesel emissions scandal could force a sale.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:59 PM
|Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones
The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The "Uncarrier" has continued to add customers at a blistering pace, and according to Android Authority, T-Mobile is preparing to shake up the market once again.
Marketing material shared with Android Authority reportedly indicates that T-Mobile is preparing to introduce its own device and will pair it with a commitment-free plan that includes a lifetime warranty and insurance. If you break the phone, T-Mobile will replace it -- no questions asked.
Additionally, in the time since Android Authority's report ran on Thursday, a source has confirmed to BGR that there are plans for a replacement to the company's Jump on Demand program, which would involve partnering with a phone manufacturer to make the T-Mobile smartphone.
Android Authority doesn't know much about the phone itself, but expects it to be a value proposition rather than a $600+ flagship device. All we can do is speculate, but it wouldn't be a stretch for HTC or Huawei to partner with the carrier to bring a T-Mobile phone to the market.
There's no current timeline for this next Uncarrier move to be announced, but the information provided to Android Authority suggests that T-Mobile could unveil the new plan and the branded device in Q3. Other than our own source's confirmation, we have no concrete proof that this will be the next initiative from T-Mobile, but considering how much the carrier would be able to charge for the convenience of a plan that let users replace their phone at any time, we're cautiously optimistic about this rumor.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:11 PM
|19 Cute Red, White, and Blue Fourth of July Outfit Ideas
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:46 PM
|Self-described psychic sentenced to 8 years in prison
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A self-described psychic who scammed more than $1 million in cash and valuables from a dozen people she promised to protect from "dark forces" has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:51 PM
|Trump says 'the growth is gonna pay for' new tax cut plan
ABC News caught up with President Trump at the White House during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:10 PM
|You Can Now Eat At Taco Bell's Top-Secret Test Kitchen
It's like getting access to Willy Wonka's factory.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 1:52 PM
|GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill — essential to keeping the government open — through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 11:29 PM
|Mystery deaths in Liberia linked to funeral - WHO
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Nine people have died and eight are sick in Liberia after attending the funeral of a religious leader, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. On Wednesday, the WHO said Liberian health authorities were taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a two-year Ebola virus outbreak. "It seems all of these people were attending the funeral of a religious leader," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a briefing in Geneva.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:18 AM
|Canada, Mexico win NAFTA breathing space
Canada and Mexico got a reprieve in their tough trade relationship with Donald Trump after the US president walked back his threat to jettison the NAFTA continental trade pact Thursday. After speaking by telephone with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts a day earlier, Trump announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement would instead be renegotiated.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:50 PM
|2017 Chevrolet SS Manual
Fans' last chance at Chevy's pushrod V-8 rear-wheel-drive sedan.
POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 6:46 PM
|The little device that adds Alexa to any Android phone is on sale for 50% off
Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa is awesome, but it does have a few drawbacks. Namely, it isn’t available everywhere we want it to be. Sure, Alexa isn’t just confined to Amazon’s own speakers like the Amazon Echo anymore, since third-party hardware developers now have access to Alexa for free. Even still, there’s only one smartphone out there with official access to Alexa — wouldn’t it be cool if every smartphone had Alexa baked in?
We’re not sure that will ever be the case, but here’s the good news: the ZeroTouch Air Vent Car Mount and the ZeroTouch Dashboard Car Mount will add Alexa to any Android phone while you’re in the car, and both models are on sale on Amazon right now. Both models are on sale for 50%, but only for a short amount of time.
Here are some highlights from the product page:
- ZEROTOUCH: The only car mount with voice control and Alexa integration VOICE AND GESTURE INTERFACE: Control your phone with a wave and the sound of your voice. For Alexa skills, simply wave and say “Alexa….”
- JUST ASK ALEXA: Wave to activate your phone, then speak as you would with Alexa at home
- HANDS-FREE: Text, Calling, Chat, Music, Navigation, Email, and Calendar.
- COMPATIBILITY: Smartphones running Android OS 5.0 or later and Bluetooth Smart technology (Android only). Data and mobile plan required
- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Data and mobile plan required. For full music functionality, an active account with Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, or SoundCloud is required. Not compatible with Amazon Prime Music
- MAGNETIC AIR VENT MOUNT: Mount is required to activate the Alexa and voice control app
- CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Allow Logitech to demonstrate its focus on customer service. Contact Logitech Customer Support for technical assistance and satisfaction guarantee
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:20 AM
|6 Hidden Gems in Utah's National Parks
Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks illustrate the diverse terrain and geological splendors of America's top national parks. "Millions of people visit Zion, but relatively few go exploring into the park's secret places," says Janice Holly Booth, author of the book "Only Pack What You Can Carry: My Path to Inner Strength, Confidence and True Self Knowledge," a book published by National Geographic. Instead of hiking on the popular trails with the masses and venturing to well-traversed parks like the iconic Arches National Park, immerse yourself in the backcountry and remote spots to enjoy seclusion and stunning scenery.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 10:08 AM