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Top GOP Senator Hopes Macron And Merkel Convince Trump To Save Iran Deal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:25:12 -0400

Top GOP Senator Hopes Macron And Merkel Convince Trump To Save Iran DealWASHINGTON ― With weeks to go before President Donald Trump is expected to


NTSB investigation of Southwest Airlines deadly incident focuses on engine

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:55:03 -0400

NTSB investigation of Southwest Airlines deadly incident focuses on engineInvestigators determined one of the engine’s fan blades had broken off at its base causing it to violently tear itself apart, shredding the plane with shrapnel and blowing out the window a woman was partially sucked out of yesterday.


Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:50 -0400

Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: LawyerA lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of


Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:20:45 -0400

Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knotsCarol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own.


Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:50:41 -0400

Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating EnzymeA Japanese waste dump is an unlikely location for what may be a huge


Is the F-35 Now the Ultimate Drone Killer?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0400

Is the F-35 Now the Ultimate Drone Killer?An F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at once. Previous test data and observers have confirmed the F-35 identified and targeted the drone with its mission systems sensors, passed the target ‘track’ information to the missile, enabled the pilot to verify targeting information using the high off-boresight capability of the helmet mounted display and launched the AIM-9X from the aircraft to engage the target drone, a statement from the F-35 JPO said. When a single F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at the same time with air-to-air missiles, the emerging 5th Gen fighter transitioned into a new era for offensive attack missions.


New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:45 -0400

New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to voteNew York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.


Most Expensive 2018 Ford Mustang: We Welcome Our One-Month Loaner

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:42:39 -0400

Most Expensive 2018 Ford Mustang: We Welcome Our One-Month LoanerFord asked us what sort of Mustang we’d like, so we ticked every box.


Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:40 -0400

Iran's Khamenei quits TelegramIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.


Nikki Haley Hits Back After Trump Undermines Her

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:43:39 -0400

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60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:23:00 -0400

60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts


What The Southwest Flight Can Teach Us About Oxygen Masks

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:45:52 -0400

What The Southwest Flight Can Teach Us About Oxygen MasksPhotos and video footage from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 indicate that


Text of 1990 speech by Barbara Bush

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:19:12 -0400

Text of 1990 speech by Barbara BushHOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush gave the commencement address at the all-women Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1990.


Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens May Have Committed A Felony: AG

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:26:55 -0400

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens May Have Committed A Felony: AGThe Missouri attorney general's office has uncovered "evidence of potential


French man becomes first person to have two face transplants

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:56:48 -0400

French man becomes first person to have two face transplantsJerome Hamon, the first man in the world to twice undergo a face transplant poses this week at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris. A French man is recovering in a Paris hospital after becoming the first person in the world to undergo two face transplants. Jérôme Hamon, who suffers from a condition which causes disfiguring tumours, underwent his first transplant in 2010, but his body eventually rejected his new face which had to be removed.


Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:23:20 -0400

Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in PhilippinesA former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, prosecutors said. Ex-soldier Joseph Manuel Hunter, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were convicted of charges including murder-for-hire, which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan. "Obviously, we're disappointed, but respect the jury's verdict," said Robert Ray, a lawyer for Stillwell, adding he planned to appeal.


7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary School

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:11:05 -0400

7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary SchoolA Maryland elementary school says seven students removed the blades found in pencil sharpeners to cut themselves in class.


Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:15:37 -0400

Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurkIsrael celebrated 70 years since the country's foundation on Wednesday, lauding its improbable economic success and military prowess, but facing a range of political and security challenges. The anniversary of the proclamation of the state of Israel by founding father David Ben-Gurion began at sundown on Wednesday under the Hebrew calendar, but falls on May 14 according to the Western calendar. At the traditional Jerusalem torch-lighting ceremony kicking off what Israelis call Independence Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called "real seeds of peace" he said were beginning to sprout among some of Israel's Arab neighbours.


Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYT

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:54:32 -0400

Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYTRachel Maddow shares breaking news from the New York Times that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wanted Donald Trump to get congressional approval before military strikes on Syria but was overruled by Trump.


Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:21 -0400

Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted ReporterOne of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group


NYC Removes Statue Honoring 19th Century Surgeon Who Experimented On Female Slaves

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:01:50 -0400

NYC Removes Statue Honoring 19th Century Surgeon Who Experimented On Female SlavesNew York City workers removed a Central Park statue on Tuesday commemorating


Inside Barbara Bush's Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:25:48 -0400

Inside Barbara Bush's Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American PoliticsShe seemed to walk the line between the necessarily supporting nature of the role and the personal activism expected of a First Lady


Chuck Todd Slams Fox News For Sean Hannity's Michael Cohen Connection

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:35:33 -0400

Chuck Todd Slams Fox News For Sean Hannity's Michael Cohen Connection"Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd blasted Fox News on Tuesday for allowing its


Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:35:00 -0400

Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengersAudio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.


The Latest: Police release call from Starbucks employee

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:23:48 -0400

The Latest: Police release call from Starbucks employeeNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):


Turkey's Erdogan calls snap election

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:38:54 -0400

Turkey's Erdogan calls snap electionTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan announces a snap election for June 24 in order to switch to an executive presidency created by a narrowly-won referendum last year. David Doyle reports.


Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:32:44 -0400

Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So AbruptlyWASHINGTON ― It's been a mystery why Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) abruptly


Saudi renews offer to deploy troops to Syria

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:00:55 -0400

Saudi renews offer to deploy troops to SyriaSaudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir reaffirmed on Tuesday the kingdom's willingness to deploy troops to Syria as part of US-led efforts to stabilise the conflict-torn country. "We are in discussions with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis (in 2011) about sending forces into Syria," Jubeir said at a press conference in Riyadh with UN chief Antonio Guterres. The comments were in response to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that US President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to assemble an Arab force, including troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to replace a US military contingent in Syria.


Republicans Befuddled By Trump’s Abrupt Reversal On New Russia Sanctions

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:14:14 -0400

Republicans Befuddled By Trump’s Abrupt Reversal On New Russia SanctionsWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's sudden decision not to impose tough new


The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:56:19 -0400

The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane MariaSeven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with the fallout as it experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital can't believe this tiny firm's $300 million contract This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria. Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line. And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure.  The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN! Back to September 20th. @DavidBegnaud @leylasantiago @maddow @stephencolbertr — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 Per CNN, PREPA is focusing primary efforts on getting power back to hospital and water services as well as banks and the city of San Juan. The outage was reportedly caused when an excavator hit a main transmission line while clearing vegetation. PREPA is hoping to have power restored in the next 24 to 36 hours One spotlight event will go on as scheduled, though. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are in San Juan for a two-game series and Wednesday's night game will go forward as planned thanks to generators to power the lights at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.  All emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested just now and are fully functional. The game will GO ON. Nothing will stop us pic.twitter.com/u4jpCkjc1Q — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 The island's infrastructure and power grid were already fragile before Maria struck in late September 2017, lashing the island with sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour, throwing the entire island into the dark and straining resources.  Controversy has followed recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, including President Trump's disastrous response to the storm and the much-debated contract initially given to Whitefish Energy to repair the power infrastructure. And the exact death toll from the storm is still unknown; while the official number stands at 65, this number is likely far too low, with some estimates pegging it at closer to 1,000.


This Trend In Dating Is The 'Worst Decision Any Single Can Make'

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:01:57 -0400

This Trend In Dating Is The 'Worst Decision Any Single Can Make'If you're single and looking for love, you've probably had nights that played


Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:37:49 -0400

Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2Jennifer Riordan of New Mexico was killed after a Southwest Airlines jet engine exploded.


Lawyer: El Chapo's mental health is deteriorating

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:32:27 -0400

Lawyer: El Chapo's mental health is deterioratingNEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is having psychological problems that could hinder his ability to fight U.S. drug-trafficking charges, his lawyer and wife said Tuesday.


Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing Facility

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:16:37 -0400

Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing FacilityFour baboons held at a Texas biomedical research facility briefly escaped on


Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:19:00 -0400

Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile?Anti-ship precision strike missile DF-26 fully combat ready amid Pentagon's raid on Syria. Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile? The US-led coordinated strikes on Syria last week, in response to the Assad regime’s suspected use of chemical weapons, has given the Chinese military more impetus to develop its own precision airborne strike systems.


Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:23:57 -0400

Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining ISIraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country's defeat of IS. Djamila Boutoutaou, a 29-year-old of Algerian origin, told a Baghdad court that she left France with her husband, a rapper. Boutoutaou, who appeared in court wearing a brown headscarf, said she and her two children had been forced to live in a "cave".


A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:33:06 -0400

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones.


These Koch-Backed Groups Are Pressuring Congress to Act on Dreamers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:29:24 -0400

These Koch-Backed Groups Are Pressuring Congress to Act on DreamersThe groups are launching a seven-figure campaign


Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New Bill

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:38:08 -0400

Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New BillWASHINGTON ― The Republican food stamp bill would cut benefit spending by


'Can you speak for Alfie' father of terminally ill toddler asks Pope

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:06 -0400

'Can you speak for Alfie' father of terminally ill toddler asks PopeThe father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans appealed for Pope Francis’ help at the Vatican after losing an appeal to continue his treatment in the UK and Italy. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


28 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:04:00 -0400

28 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes


The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state park

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:58:41 -0400

The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state parkHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on relief efforts after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island in Kauai leaving hundreds stranded (all times local):


Jimmy Kimmel Gleefully Responds To 'My Pal' Sean Hannity's Lawyer Revelation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:05:44 -0400

Jimmy Kimmel Gleefully Responds To 'My Pal' Sean Hannity's Lawyer RevelationJimmy Kimmel recently called off his war of words with Fox News host Sean


Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With Iran

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:23:55 -0400

Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With IranTehran and Moscow are becoming the arbiters of the Middle East — and Israel’s relationship with both is growing increasingly tense.


Lois Riess on the Run: Authorities Ramp Up Search for Alleged Look-Alike Killer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:50:34 -0400

Lois Riess on the Run: Authorities Ramp Up Search for Alleged Look-Alike KillerU.S. Marshals have joined in the investigation of the woman wanted in two slayings.


FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:55:20 -0400

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosionThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The order, called an air-worthiness directive, would require an ultrasonic inspection within the next six months of the fan blades on all CFM56-7B engines that have accrued a certain number of takeoffs. The CFM56 engine on Southwest flight 1380 blew apart over Pennsylvania on Tuesday, about 20 minutes after the Dallas-bound flight left New York's LaGuardia Airport with 149 people on board.


Jerry Brown: California Won't Roll Back Auto Emissions Standards

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:54:57 -0400

Jerry Brown: California Won't Roll Back Auto Emissions StandardsWASHINGTON ― California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday expressed confidence


The Latest: Colorado Springs Airport to reopen after fire

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:01:36 -0400

The Latest: Colorado Springs Airport to reopen after fireCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that damaged the terminal at Colorado Springs Airport (all times local):