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  • Peoples Climate March hits D.C. with new goals for the Trump era news

    Although these are dark days for environmentalists, the Peoples Climate March had a cheerful air Saturday afternoon as it took over the streets surrounding the federal government in Washington, D.C.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:05:15 -0400
  • Trump Plan Could Lower Taxes, But Spending Cuts Would Hurt His Voters news

    Data Download: Counties that voted for President Trump could benefit from the White House's tax reform, but the reform would also lead to spending cuts.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:43:52 -0400
  • Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

    A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:49:06 -0400
  • Pope tells Egypt mass that dialogue can battle extremism news

    Pope Francis appealed for dialogue to battle extremism as he addressed thousands of faithful on Saturday during a visit to Egypt to promote reconciliation with Muslims and support its embattled Christians. "The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity," the pope said at a mass for Egypt's Catholics. The mass came on the second and last day of Francis's visit, which saw him plead for tolerance and peace on Friday as he visited a Coptic church bombed by IS in December.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:41:17 -0400
  • Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger news

    “We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson said.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:43:17 -0400
  • Donald Trump on if he could start nuclear war with North Korea: 'I don't know. I mean, we'll see' news

    President Donald Trump has said that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programmes - but when asked about whether another nuclear test would mean a military response from the US, Mr Trump said "I don't know...we'll see". In an interview with CBS' “Face the Nation,” - to be aired on Sunday - Mr Trump said he won't be happy if North Korea conducts a nuclear test and that he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be happy, either. Asked if that means military action, Mr Trump responded: “I don't know.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:10:00 -0400
  • 9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead A Week After His Mother And 2-Year-Old Mother Murdered news

    Police said an inmate led them to the boy's body.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400
  • Berkeley Professor Robert Reich: First Amendment is 'absolutely critical' news

    Conservative author Ann Coulter discusses the state of the First Amendment with Berkeley Professor Robert Reich.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:40:43 -0400
  • Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions news

    The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:30:12 -0400
  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows news

    Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over nine-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey since 2003 as premier and now president, narrowly won the April 16 referendum on enhancing his powers which supporters believe will lead to better government but critics say creates one man rule.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:20:41 -0400
  • China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage news

    China has deported a U.S. citizen who was convicted of espionage this week after being held without trial for two years, removing a source of friction between Washington and Beijing. Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March 2015 while about to leave mainland China for the Chinese-ruled, former Portuguese colony of Macau. A court on Tuesday ordered her deportation after sentencing her to three-and-a-half years in prison for espionage.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:30:59 -0400
  • Syria: Airstrike in Hama kills 8 White Helmets rescuers news

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes struck a center of Syria's rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country's center, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists said Saturday.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:33:09 -0400
  • Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still Missing news

    He was found Friday, according to reports.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:47:00 -0400
  • Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules news

    The tech giant also wants the state’s restriction on using self-driving vehicles without a human driver to be removed.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:04:16 -0400
  • Trump appeals for loyalty as 100th day fanfare threatens to fall flat news

    On his 100th day in office, Donald Trump declared himself ‘disappointed’ with congressional Republicans. On his 100th day in office, facing a historically low popularity rating, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. Making his remarks in an interview with Fox News timing with the 100-day mark, Trump also declared himself “disappointed” with congressional Republicans – despite his many “great relationships” with them.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:42:04 -0400
  • People's Climate March across the U.S.

    Thousands of people across the U.S. are marching on President Donald Trump’s hundredth day in office to demand action on climate change.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:46:25 -0400
  • Former US Navy Seal Robert O'Neill describes the moment he 'shot dead Osama bin Laden' news

    The former US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has described the moment he claims he shot the al-Qaeda leader dead. Robert O’Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal bullets, has for the first time published a detailed account of the mission that lead to the 9/11 mastermind being gunned down in a secure compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. In a dramatic extract from his new book, The Operator, published in the Mirror, the former Seal described the moment he fired two shots at Bin Laden and “split open” his head.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:56:58 -0400
  • Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico news

    Cops are still searching for him.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:25:00 -0400
  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims news

    Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against, without making clear the reason for the move. Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:57:06 -0400
  • Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit news

    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.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:53:00 -0400
  • 12 hazing complaints since 2014 confirmed at Marine base

    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Officials at the Marine Corps' training base in South Carolina say half of 24 hazing complaints investigated since 2014 have been confirmed.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:41:52 -0400
  • Italian elected new leader of Order of Malta news

    A 72-year-old Italian medieval art expert was on Saturday elected to head the Order of Malta, the world's oldest chivalric order. Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto takes the reins for one year after Pope Francis ordered the resignation in January of the Order's Grand Master, Britain's Matthew Festing, following a power struggle. The influential Order of Malta, founded in Jerusalem and recognised by the pope in 1113, operates in around 120 countries and is one of the biggest landowners in Italy.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:37:13 -0400
  • Tempow Will Provide Users Samsung Galaxy S8's Dual Audio Feature On Any Android Phone news

    The feature lets the smartphone play audio on multiple Android devices using Bluetooth simultaneously.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:05:35 -0400
  • Russian flags rained down in a confetti-style protest during Trump's rally news

    Trolling is mostly dumb, but sometimes it's an art.  President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday and, as he was speaking, someone tossed a bunch of tiny Russian flags, confetti-style, in front of the cameras streaming his speech to news networks.  SEE ALSO: Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya As far as protests go, it certainly earns points for creativity.  The Trump campaign and administration officials have had a lot of unexplained contact with Russian officials, much of which is currently under investigation. A former campaign manager allegedly laundered money for a Ukrainian political party with ties to the Russian government. The FBI got a surveillance court order in the summer of 2016 to watch a Trump adviser because of an investigation into links between the Kremlin and the current president's campaign. And if you're looking for more...oddities...they're not hard to find. The FBI is currently investigating the administration's ties to Russia, as are multiple bodies in Congress. Maybe this particular troll just wanted to remind us of that.  WATCH: In stunning exchange, Trump refuses to answer question from CNN reporter

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:42:34 -0400
  • 25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side news

    By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform. Long before the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, the name Rodney King became synonymous with the use of excessive force in policing minority groups. King, then 25, was battered by a squad of white officers after a traffic stop in March 1991, an incident caught in graphic detail on a bystander's video.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:45:48 -0400
  • Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward and Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce in NBA playoff action and more: April 30 in photos

    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce defends during the first half in Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series; Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a warehouse in Kathmandu, Nepal; A grid girl poses for a photo at the Formula One Russian Grand Prix; Kyle Busch makes a pit stop during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:33:37 -0400
  • 6-Year-Old Boy Receives Outstanding Citizen's Award After Returning $2,000 He Found news

    Jasper Dopman was honored by his local police department.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:48:00 -0400
  • Infamous Afghan warlord returns to public life after exile news

    Notorious Afghan warlord and ex-prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to public life Saturday after more than 20 years in exile, calling on the Taliban to lay down their weapons and join a "caravan of peace". Hekmatyar, white-bearded and clad in his trademark black turban, spoke to supporters at a gathering in Laghman province widely broadcast in Afghanistan, where his return to the political mainstream months after etching a landmark peace deal with Kabul has been hugely controversial. Known widely in the international press as the "Butcher of Kabul", Hekmatyar is one of the most infamous warlords of Afghanistan's history, chiefly remembered for his role in the bloody civil war of the 1990s.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:43:21 -0400
  • Iran satellite TV head shot dead in Istanbul: Dogan news news

    The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighborhood after 8 p.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said. Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, Dogan said.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:03:57 -0400
  • Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights news

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she pressed them on women's rights, the war in Yemen and other sensitive issues.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:25:30 -0400
  • Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes news

    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.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:46:00 -0400
  • Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city news

    The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of "Dubai Font", the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages. The font was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script and is available to 100 million Office 365 users around the world. Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum has urged all government institutions to adopt the font in official correspondence.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:05:21 -0400
  • Trump 'Guarantees' Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Covered In GOP Health Care Bill news

    The guarantee on coverage is designed to bring moderates on board so Republicans can keep their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:05:31 -0400
  • Karl: If Trump has learned how hard his job is, that may be 100-day 'accomplishment worth celebrating' news

    ABC News' Jonathan Karl shares some closing thoughts about Trump's statement this week that he "thought it would be easier" being president.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:52:45 -0400
  • MIT invented a robot that can 3D-print an entire building news

    3D printing has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option for creating all kinds of useful things, from chocolate to athletic shoes, and now MIT has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings, too. Given that most 3D printing takes place inside a sealed box, it might be a bit hard to imagine exactly how a structure could be built in such a way, but as you'll see it can most definitely be done. The peculiar system is essentially a robotically-controlled arm that sprays an expanding foam which dries hard — kind of like the gap-filling foam you'd buy at a hardware store. The system's sensors detect the hight at which the arm sprays the foam, gradually lifting itself higher as the walls of the structure take shape. In the demo video, the robot is shown building a circular structure with double-thick foam walls supported by internal bracing. The dome was completed in less than 14 hours, which is pretty speedy when you consider it was 12 feet tall and 50 feet across. The system can even account for doorways, can build walls at varying thicknesses to account for specific climates, and could potentially use other materials which it would harvest from the surrounding area if deployed in a remote area. MIT even notes that, once it's built to be completely autonomous, it would be a great option for sending to the moon or Mars where traditional building materials wouldn't necessarily be available.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:00:46 -0400
  • Mom Thanks Woman For Calming Down 4-Month-Old Baby Girl During Flight news

    The mom said she was surprised anyone would offer.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:04:00 -0400
  • Philippine military says high-ranking Abu Sayyaf member killed

    Philippine government troops have killed a senior member of the Abu Sayyaf rebel group instrumental in a spree of bombings and kidnappings in the country's south, the military said on Saturday. Alhabsy Misaya was killed in a shootout with marines on Friday in the province of Sulu, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, a group linked to Islamic State and known for its kidnappings and beheading captives when ransom demands are not met. The military said Misaya had been involved in violent activities for more than 15 years and was "considered to be one of the most notorious kidnappers in the southern Philippines".

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:17:55 -0400
  • Qatar upholds rare death sentence in UK teacher's murder news

    A Doha court on Sunday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher. Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al-Jabr was found guilty of stabbing Lauren Patterson and then burning her body in the Qatari desert in October 2013. "The defendant was fully aware of the consequences of his actions," Doha's court of cassation ruled.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:52:17 -0400
  • Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests news

    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.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:52:41 -0400
  • Mexico approves legalising medical marijuana news

    Mexico’s Congress has approved the legalisation of medicinal cannabis. On Friday, the Lower House of Congress voted 371 in favour of the bill, with only 19 politicians voting against it or abstaining. The bill will now go to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is expected to sign it.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:25:00 -0400
  • SpaceX postpones classified US military launch news

    SpaceX on Sunday postponed for 24 hours the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a "sensor issue" with the rocket, a spokesman said. "Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to scrub today's launch," a SpaceX spokesman said, describing the issue as relating to the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States, will be the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:25:46 -0400
  • Here's What Trump Has Done In 100 Days news

    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.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:02 -0400
  • Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:44:48 -0400
  • You can actually get a 4K TV for half the price of an iPhone news

    Ready for a serious dose of reality? Flagship smartphones have gotten so expensive that a brand new 43-inch TV featuring cutting-edge 4K resolution costs about half as much as an entry-level iPhone 7 Plus. It seems crazy, but it's true. 4K TVs are still new enough that most people don't have them, and yet you can get a well-rated and well-reviewed Ultra HD TV with a built-in Roku experience a display that measures 43 inches diagonally for under $400 on Amazon... and that includes shipping! Here's what you need to know: Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective) Backlight: LED (Full Array) Smart Functionality: Yes - Roku TV Streaming Platform with built-in dual band Wi-Fi Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 38.3" x 22.4" x 2.7", TV with stand: 38.3" x 23.9." x 7.4" Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:30:55 -0400
  • Tesla Brings Automatic Braking Back news

    The company brought back the feature after Consumer Reports downgraded its electric cars' rating.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:11:44 -0400
  • Trump’s ‘Face the Nation’ interview: Calls North Korean leader ‘smart cookie’ and blasts Democrats as ‘obstructionists’ news

    In a wide-ranging interview with CBS News’ John Dickerson on “Face the Nation,” President Trump talked about his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office. He called North Korea’s leader a “smart cookie,” blasted Democrats as “obstructionists,” and referred to “Face the Nation” as “Deface the Nation.”

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:52:00 -0400
  • Father Charged After Allegedly Using Taser On 11-Year-Old Son For Not Finishing Homework news

    Police later found the weapon.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:16:00 -0400
  • PM Abe says North Korean missile launch grave threat to Japan

    By William James and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea's decision to test-fire a ballistic missile represents a grave threat to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in London on Saturday, calling on the United States and China to keep up pressure on Pyongyang. North Korea test-fired a missile shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences". "Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea today went through its ballistic missile launch.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:08:04 -0400
  • Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds news

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:44:25 -0400
  • Soul-searching scientists struggle to get message across news

    Vienna (AFP) - "We mortals do not understand you." That's the heartfelt cry from former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, pleading with scientists to use everyday language to help counter growing public mistrust. Figueres was giving one explanation of why scientists are struggling to get their message across to a sceptical public at a major conference in Vienna this week. "I think it's the conceitedness, in a way," said Heike Langenberg, chief editor of the journal Nature Geoscience.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:30:18 -0400
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