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|Tucker Carlson and Caitlyn Jenner debate Trump and transgender rights
The conservative Fox News host made his debut in the slot formerly occupied by Bill O'Reilly with a discussion about the president's approach to LGBT issues.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 11:40 AM
|House Oversight May Subpoena White House
Congressman Elijah Cummings talks with Rachel Maddow about the frustration of the House Oversight Committee that the White House won't produce documents on disgraced former Trump NSA Mike Flynn and what it may take to get those documents.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 2:35 PM
|The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 6:14 PM
|Duterte Makes Bold Threat Against Terrorists
The Philippine president is known for his ominous warnings -- and Duterte has a message for terrorists.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 6:38 PM
|How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain
Aerobic exercise, resistance training (such as weight lifting), and tai chi can all boost brain function in people older than 50, concludes a review published today in the British Journal of Spor...
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 6:33 PM
|President Obama returns to the public stage at the University of Chicago
On Monday, April 24, former President Barack Obama took center stage at the University of Chicago for one of his first public appearances since leaving office. He spoke to students from several Chicago area schools on civic engagement.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 1:41 PM
|Please enjoy Obama photographer Pete Souza's latest flawless Trump troll
Trump's first 100 days in office have come and gone, and they're not getting great reviews. So, naturally, Pete Souza has some throwback photos to post. President Obama's official White House photographer, well-known for his timely bouts of Instagram shade, has been sharing shots from Obama's first 100 days — which seem a little, uh, busier. And, less situated in Florida. And, are those a bunch of photos of him interacting civilly with Republican leaders? SEE ALSO: Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic Instagram Please enjoy. First in a series from the first 100 days of the Obama administration. Inauguration night 2009, in a freight elevator heading to one of the Balls at the Convention Center. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:25pm PDT First 100 days. This was the first time sitting at the Resolute desk, just after 9am on 1/21/2009. Family pictures would soon fill the table behind the desk. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:42am PDT First 100 days. First meeting with Secretary of State. 1/21/2009. This picture also brings back the memory that because of the economic crisis, potus thought that it would be improper to redecorate the Oval Office even though Congress had appropriated the funds. Instead, he kept the Bush 43 carpeting, drapes and furniture until mid 2010. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:21pm PDT First 100 days. 1/21/2009. 7:30PM. Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office. Wait, you say. Wasn't the inauguration the day before? It was but the Chief Justice had made a slight error in the wording of the oath. So the White House counsel decided, for an abundance of caution, to ask Roberts to do it again at the White House the next day. Although it has sometimes incorrectly been reported that there was no press present for this, a small press pool (including Time photographer Callie Shell) did witness the second swearing-in in the Map Room. POTUS even joked to the pool afterwards, "The bad news for the pool is there’s 12 more balls.” A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 23, 2017 at 4:41pm PDT First 100 days. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. 1/23/2009 A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 24, 2017 at 8:02am PDT Time out from the first 100 days series. From 2010. Stay tuned. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:05am PDT First 100 days. We made trips to several different countries. Here we are in France with then President Sarkozy. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:26am PDT First 100 days. With world leaders before his first NATO Summit. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 25, 2017 at 9:01am PDT First 100 days. Prague, Czech Republic. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:52am PDT First 100 days. Meeting with Gen. Ray Odierno in Iraq. 4/7/2009 A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:20pm PDT First 100 days. With our troops in Iraq (at one of Saddam Hussein's palaces no less). A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 25, 2017 at 3:19pm PDT Until next time, Souza. The way things are going, we assume it will be very soon. WATCH: Ivanka Trump gets booed at an international women’s summit speaking about father's 'advocacy' for women
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 10:54 AM
|New Video Shows United Passenger Before Dragging Incident
A security officer asserted that Dr. David Dao "refused to leave" his seat and "folded his arms tightly,” but his attorney calls the description “utter nonsense.”
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 11:39 AM
|Giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight to United States
A 3-foot giant rabbit has died on a United Airlines flight from London, prompting a review at the Chicago-based airline which faced a global backlash this month over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat. The 10-month old rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, was traveling to O'Hare in Chicago from Britain after a celebrity owner purchased him. "Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle," breeder Annette Edwards told The Sun newspaper.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 6:12 AM
|Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress
President Trump backed off his demand that Congress pay for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 6:28 AM
|Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress Fails
President Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr. GOP Congressman David Jolly and MNSBC's Joy Reid join Lawrence O'Donnell.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 3:40 PM
|Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millions
SAO PAULO (AP) — Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 10:18 PM
|Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 1:33 AM
|How to Make a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Quicker Than a Demon
The Dodge Demon does the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds. Here's what it takes to go quicker in a "regular" Hellcat.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 11:57 AM
|Off-Duty NYPD Officer Critically Injures 2 Women While Drunk Behind the Wheel: Cops
Neville Smith, 32, rear-ended a Honda as he merged onto a highway before dawn Sunday.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 2:24 PM
|Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new march
Venezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis. Twenty-six people have died so far this month in violence around the protests, including four minors, according to Attorney General Luisa Ortega. Maduro put the figure at 29 deaths in a speech Tuesday evening, without giving details.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 9:42 PM
|Obama to Trump: Inside the County That Helped Flip the Election in Pennsylvania
Luzerne County voted blue for nearly twenty years but this election, it went for Trump.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 10:22 AM
|AT&T revenue misses estimates as customers keep phones longer
AT&T Inc's quarterly revenue missed estimates due to lower equipment sales as customers held onto phones longer and rival wireless carriers offered new promotions on unlimited data plans, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier said on Tuesday. It said it lost 191,000 postpaid subscribers, who pay bills monthly, in the United States on a net basis in the first quarter ended March 31. AT&T and industry leader Verizon Communications Inc are battling Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc for market share in a mature U.S. wireless market where most U.S. consumers already have cellphones.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 11:44 PM
|State Department Gets New Spokesperson From ‘Fox and Friends’
Out with the old, in with the president’s favorite cable programming.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 3:34 PM
|The Latest: Spokesman says inmate apologized to director
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 1:26 AM
|Voices from overseas: People from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days
It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe. Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 9:23 AM
|A look at immigrants in the US without legal status
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 11:20 AM
|Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against Husband
Connie Dabate, 39, was found shot to death in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 2:19 PM
|Chelsea Clinton Responds To SNL Cast Member’s Joke
Chelsea Clinton responded to a joke made by ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer at the expense of former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 5:16 PM
|No phone has ever performed worse than the Galaxy S8 in SquareTrade’s drop test
The Galaxy S8 has “a screen without limits, except one: sidewalks." That’s how SquareTrade ends its breakability test for the newly released phone. This is hardly the first Galaxy S8 drop test we’ve seen, and the results reinforce the findings shared by earlier tests. Moreover, becauseSquareTrade puts all smartphones through exactly the same paces to test their durability, this might be one of the best indications yet as far as indicating how durable the Galaxy S8 is compared to other phones.
The Galaxy S8 is the first phone SquareTrade tested “that’s cracked on the first drop on all sides,” the firm noted in its video. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are both made out of glass, just like their predecessors, but they performed significantly worse than last year’s Samsung flagships.
In addition to dropping the phones using a robot. SquareTrade also tumbled the phones and dunked them in water to test out their durability.
While the display may crack easily and the handset isn’t easy at all to repair, the Galaxy S8 is still a very attractive device for buyers.
"We found that 89 percent of Samsung owners reported having a positive view of the brand despite recent controversies, and 36 percent plan on buying an S8 in the next six months," SquareTrade's global creative director Jason Siciliano said. "Just don't drop it."
Long story short, you're definitely going to want to protect your new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ with a good case. Check out the full SquareTrade video below.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 2:26 PM
|Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: Pentagon
Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble US and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in international air space on three occasions -- twice near the Aleutian Islands and once near mainland Alaska and Canada. The bomber missions occurred April 17, 18 and 20, and on two occasions NORAD launched fighters to conduct "safe and professional" intercepts.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 4:20 PM
|WHO says Liberia taking precautions after mystery deaths
Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak. "Yesterday WHO received a report from Liberia health authorities about a cluster of unexplained illness and deaths in the southern part of the country – Sinoe County," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in emailed comments. Samples were also being taken from water sources to test for chemicals and bacteria.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 10:55 AM
|Former Bernie Sanders operative to run for Congress in Iowa
Pete D’Alessandro was Bernie Sanders’ first campaign staffer in Iowa in the summer of 2015. The grassroots movement that fueled Bernie Sanders’ rise to prominence in the 2016 Democratic primary has just produced one of its first congressional candidates. The Guardian has learned that Pete D’Alessandro, who helped guide the Vermont senator to a virtual tie with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, will announce he is exploring a bid for Congress in Iowa’s third congressional district on Tuesday.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 12:32 PM
|Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’
An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 8:02 AM
|Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq, Syria, drawing condemnation
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, which is allied with Kurdish factions in both countries.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 3:37 PM
|Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO
NEW YORK (AP) — You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 12:52 PM
|3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Car Window Closes on His Neck
A toddler died after his neck became stuck in a car's power window, police said.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 8:37 PM
|House Oversight Committee leaders say Michael Flynn may have broken the law
On Tuesday, April 25, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings said a joint press conference that it appears Michael Flynn may have broken the law by not disclosing payments he received from Russia.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 3:18 PM
|Arkansas Executes 2 Death Row Inmates
Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an order in February to execute eight men in 10 days in April because the state's stock of midazolam, a key lethal injection drug, expires at the end of the month.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 2:26 AM
|China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier: media
China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power onto the high seas. China's defence ministry has previously said the new carrier would displace 50,000 tonnes and use conventional rather than nuclear propulsion. It is expected to carry China's indigenous J-15 aircraft, along with other planes.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 11:04 PM
|1-year-old girl found safe after alleged abduction by armed father in IE
A 1-year-old girl was found safe in Montclair after authorities said she was abducted by her father in Rancho Cucamonga, prompting an Amber Alert, authorities announced Tuesday morning.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 6:59 PM
|Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UN
The stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indications, according to the powerful Shiite Lebanese militia, of Israeli fears of Hezbollah’s growing military might. The unprecedented spectacle appeared to be a deliberate and calculated breach of a UN Security Council resolution that bans non-state forces from bearing arms in southern Lebanon, and it illustrated the unmatched sway Hezbollah wields, and the impunity it enjoys throughout the country. Recommended: Hezbollah 101: Who is the militant group, and what does it want?
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 4:26 PM
|Comcast knows you’ll pay anything for good Wi-Fi
A new survey commissioned by Comcast has ranked apartment-dweller's need for good internet, relative to other niceties like basic hygiene. The conclusion seems to be that good Wi-Fi and high-speed internet are viewed as being the most critical.
Comcast probably commissioned this survey to show how relevant its brand is to millennials or something, but the only actual truth to be found is this: Comcast knows that you will put up with basically anything to get good internet, so it's going to squeeze you for every last penny.
The survey polled 2015 building managers and developers in the US about what features are the most important for prospective renters. A majority (59%) had either Wi-Fi access or fast internet as the most important feature, comfortably beating out a washer-dryer in unit as the must-have.
This isn't so much a statement on the value of technology as it is a stunning indictment of broadband technology in the US. In a supposedly technology-literate, competitive, first-world country, access to the internet should be a given. But thanks to the oligopoly of cable companies that control access to the internet with very little regional competition, you're often left with little or no choice of cable providers. That means that if Verizon or Comcast only choose to supply your building with a 10Mbps, you're out of luck.
So really, this survey just confirms to Comcast an important fact about its customers: it doesn't matter how bad the customer service is or if it flat-out calls its customers idiots: you don't have any choice and you need internet, so pucker up, lucky consumers.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 5:44 PM
|US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 2:43 PM
|The Latest: Father of missing California boy, 5, released
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Southern California (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 8:02 PM
|Boy and Grandmother Seen in Last Photos Before They Vanished in Grand Canyon
LouAnn Merrell, 62, and her stepgrandson, Jackson Standefer, 14, have been missing since April 15. The teen's camera has been found.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 2:04 PM
|Mnuchin says business tax rate at 15 percent in Trump tax plan
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the plan for "the biggest tax cut" in U.S. history due to be released later on Wednesday by the White House would cut the business tax rate to 15 percent, including for small businesses. "This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country," Mnuchin said at a news forum in Washington.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 10:00 AM
|Ann Coulter's Controversial Statements
Author Ann Coulter who intends to speak at UC Berkeley campus Thursday, despite concerns over her security, is known for her controversial statements on racism and immigration.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017 5:50 AM
|With execs in hot seat, Wells Fargo gets OK for bankruptcy plan
Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday. A Treasury Department agency found this month found the bank's board as early as 2005 had received "regular" reports that employee firings and internal ethics complaints were related to unethical sales practices. Monday's announcement reversed an action taken by the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which in December jointly found that Wells Fargo had failed to remedy problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 5:49 PM
|How to Know If You're Underfunded in Your Retirement Account
Reports of American workers being short on their retirement funds are rampant. The National Institute on Retirement Security frames the "underfunded" issue in real dollar terms, noting that retirement savings are "dangerously low", and the U.S. retirement savings deficit is between $6.8 and $14 trillion. Yes, too many Americans are underfunded in the retirement accounts -- but how do you know exactly how much you're underfunded?
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 9:30 AM
|Rex Tillerson Spurns Africa In Botched Meeting with African Union Chief
Tillerson invited African Union chief Moussa Faki to Washington to meet, then backed out. His last-minute snub could sour U.S. ties with Africa.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 3:07 PM
|The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 5:33 PM
|Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case
MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a U.S. drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine trafficking.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 5:26 PM