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  • George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful' news

    Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:46 -0400
  • State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe flooding news

    More than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:05:01 -0400
  • Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer news

    A lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:50 -0400
  • Hero Southwest Airlines pilot Tammie Jo Shults praised after landing distressed aircraft news

    A Southwest Airlines pilot is being hailed as a hero after she made an

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:02 -0400
  • Military Officers Punished After Guardsman Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet news

    An airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:10:08 -0400
  • Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter news

    One of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:21 -0400
  • Video Shows Texas Cop Barely Escaping Massive House Explosion news

    A car slams into home, hits gas main and causes massive explosion.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:24:49 -0400
  • Pope speaks out for terminally-ill British toddler news

    Pope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing due to a rare degenerative neurological condition. The parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, attended the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:49:42 -0400
  • All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations

    Rob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:04:48 -0400
  • Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush news

    Fresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:57 -0400
  • Netanyahu says at least six states considering moving embassies to Jerusalem news

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to do so. U.S. President Donald Trump announced in December that the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, infuriating even Washington’s Arab allies and dismaying Palestinians who want the eastern part of the city as their capital. The U.S. Embassy is due to relocate to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on May 14, the date on which Israel declared its independence in 1948.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:59:48 -0400
  • Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking Lot news

    A 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:49:06 -0400
  • 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch news

    A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The four-wheel drive one comes in at just 20/25/22 mpg, a figure on par with most gas-fueled pickups and not far off of the 18/25/21 mpg rating of the most powerful engine available in the F-150, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. That 30 mpg figure is enough to make the rear-drive F-150 a teetotaler among half-ton pickups, however. Its next-closest rival is the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is rated by the EPA at 20/27/23 mpg with rear-wheel drive. The Ram with four-wheel drive and the diesel is rated at 19/27/22 mpg. MORE: Read our 2018 Ford F-150 review It's not clear how long Ford will hold the most fuel-efficient claim, however. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will offer a diesel V-6, though the truckmaker hasn't detailed that engine yet. Additionally, its standard gas V-6 will come with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology designed to reduce fuel consumption, too—but, again, EPA figures haven't been released. The F-150's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, and Ford says that's good for a tow rating of up to 11,400 pounds when properly equipped. Curiously, that's nearly 2,000 pounds shy of the maximum trailer rating for a properly-equipped gas-engined F-150. Additionally, Ford says that fleet versions of its F-150 Power Stroke Diesel have a 2,020-pound payload capacity, which shrinks to a still decent 1,940 pounds for versions offered to retail customers. DON'T MISS: Ford's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 explained Ford expects just 5 percent of F-150 buyers to opt for the turbodiesel V-6, which joins four gasoline engines ranging from a 3.3-liter V-6 to a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. Fleet buyers will be able to order the F-150 Power Stroke Diesel in XL and XLT trim levels, while retail shoppers will have to stick with Lariat, King Ranch, and Limited trims. It won't come cheaply, either. On the 2018 F-150, the turbodiesel V-6 is being positioned as the range-topping engine, and it is saddled with a premium of as much to $4,000 depending on the trim level.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0400
  • Stormy Daniels Plans To Donate NDA Money To Planned Parenthood news

    Stormy Daniels will reportedly donate the $130,000 she made in her

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:16:30 -0400
  • Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New Bill news

    WASHINGTON ― The Republican food stamp bill would cut benefit spending by

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:38:08 -0400
  • The Latest: British regulator considers Russian broadcaster news

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain (all times local):

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:37:27 -0400
  • Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2 news

    Jennifer Riordan of New Mexico was killed after a Southwest Airlines jet engine exploded.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:37:49 -0400
  • Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies news

    Authorities say someone fired through the window of a restaurant and fatally shot two Florida deputies.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:26:23 -0400
  • New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady news

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States. Ri Sol Ju has often accompanied Kim to official events but made her first solo public appearance last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe. North Korea's elderly star anchorwoman Ri Chun Hee -- who is often drafted in for major announcements -- delivered the news of her attendance on television, further enhancing Ri's standing.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:20:52 -0400
  • Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves news

    By Angus McDowall and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. President Bashar al-Assad scored a major victory this month by retaking eastern Ghouta, the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus, putting his forces in by far their strongest position since the early months of the seven-year-old civil war. The United States, Britain and France launched a volley of air strikes on Saturday against three Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons strike during the Ghouta assault.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:18:01 -0400
  • Nanny who killed children while parents away convicted of murder news

    A once-trusted nanny who stabbed to death two children in her care in Manhattan while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn't believe her claims that a mental illness at the time of the crime meant she could not be held responsible. Jurors on Wednesday concluded Yoselyn Ortega knew what she was doing when she killed Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, in October 2012. Ortega expressed no reaction to the verdict, staring straight ahead as it was read, but later wiped tears from her eyes as she was led from the courtroom. The children's father, Kevin Krim, sat in the front row, clasping hands with two alternate jurors who had been dismissed but stayed for the verdict. He hugged them, and they wept together. The children's mother, Marina Krim, who had returned home to discover them dead in a blood-soaked bathroom, was not in the audience but posted photos of them online after the verdict and expressed her undying adoration for them, writing, "I love you." Ortega's lawyer Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg didn't dispute that Ortega killed the children but contended she had an undiagnosed mental illness that worsened in the moments leading up to the attack. She said Ortega snapped and didn't know what she was doing when she stabbed the children to death. Yoselyn Ortega killed 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim in October 2012 Credit: AP Mental illness "does not announce itself like a bad cough or a limp," Van Leer-Greenberg said during closing arguments. "Sometimes it sneaks up and nestles in before anyone takes notice." But prosecutors maintained that Ortega, who's from the Dominican Republic, acted out of jealous hatred of the children's mother. "She did it intentionally with a full understanding of exactly what it was she was doing - every stab, every slash," Assistant District Attorney Stuart Silberg said during closing arguments. The verdict capped an emotional seven-week trial that kept jurors and members of the audience in tears. Jurors heard heart-wrenching testimony from Marina Krim, who spoke of the sickening, desperate moments when she saw her children's vacant eyes, their small bodies perforated by stab wounds. Krim had been at a swimming class with her 3-year-old daughter, Nessie. Ortega was to have dropped off Lucia at her dance class, and Krim was to pick her up. But when Krim arrived, Lucia wasn't there. Krim frantically tried to reach Ortega, who had worked for the family for more than two years. She did it intentionally with a full understanding of exactly what it was she was doing - every stab, every slashStuart Silberg, Assistant District Attorney Krim spoke of coming home to an eerily quiet apartment, darkened but for the light in the back bathroom, where she found the children and Ortega, who had stabbed herself in a failed suicide attempt. Krim ran to the landing outside the apartment clutching Nessie and started screaming. "It was a scream you can't imagine is even inside of you," she testified. "I don't even know where it came from. I just thought: 'I'm never going to be able to talk to them ever again. They are dead. I just saw my kids dead.'" Lucia, nicknamed Lulu, was stabbed more than 30 times, and Leo was stabbed five times. At Ortega's trial, the children's father, who had been on a business trip and received news of their deaths when his plane landed, spoke of walking down a long hallway at the hospital where he saw their bodies. "They still had this perfect skin and these long eyelashes," Kevin Krim said. "They had like sandy brown hair. ... You could see they tried really hard to wash all the blood out, but there was still kind of an auburn tint to it that I remember to this day."  Flowers are laid in front of the Krim family's Upper West Side apartment Credit: Getty/ Spencer Platt Jurors, who deliberated for more than a day, said the trial affected them deeply. One, David Curtis, an actor, said it was difficult for him to set aside thoughts of his own children, now in their 20s. "It is horrifying to think of being in a position of having to experience or go through the process that the Krims had to go through," said Curtis, who had tears in his eyes. Kevin Krim said after the verdict he and his wife wanted to thank the judge and the jurors "for their commitment to justice." He stood at a press conference with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, who said, "Marina and Kevin have lived through the worst nightmare any parent could endure." Ortega, who's 55, faces life in prison when she's sentenced next month. Had she been found not responsible, she would have been committed to a mental institution. Marina Krim is a stay-at-home mom, and Kevin Krim is a former CNBC executive now at a startup. They use a Facebook page to post updates on how they're doing, writing about the arrival of two new children, Felix, born in 2013, and Linus, born in 2016. The couple started the Lulu and Leo Fund, which aims to support innovative art programs for children. After the verdict, they posted a collage of images of Lulu and Leo. On Instagram, Marina Krim posted a photo from atop the Empire State Building. "You two never made it to the top but I'm up here now for the first time, in peace, on top of the world, remembering another lifetime and thinking of you," she wrote. "NYC, Lulu and Leo loved you and I love you too!" 

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:02:44 -0400
  • Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers news

    > Guest Enrique Morones asks Ingraham: "Where's your sponsors @davidhogg111

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:31:00 -0400
  • 60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts

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    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:23:00 -0400
  • Top GOP Senator Hopes Macron And Merkel Convince Trump To Save Iran Deal news

    WASHINGTON ― With weeks to go before President Donald Trump is expected to

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:25:12 -0400
  • Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school news

    AUBURN, Mich. (AP) — Students and others with Confederate flags flying from or painted on their pickup trucks parked for a second day outside of a central Michigan high school, prompting other students to hold a counter-demonstration against racism and bigotry.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:22:51 -0400
  • Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengers news

    Audio 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.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:35:00 -0400
  • The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles) news

    In preparation for all of this, the ship is now going through combat activation in San Diego, Calif., to pave the way toward preparing the weapons systems for the ship’s planned move to operational status in 2020, Navy officials say. This process will also carefully refine many of the ship’s other technologies, such as its advanced Integrated Power System and Total Ship Computing Environment, multi-function, volume-search SPY-3 radar and sonar systems. Navy developers of the new high-tech, stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer are widening the mission envelope for the ship, exploring new ammunition for its guns and preparing to fire its first missiles next year.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:39:00 -0400
  • Stores Pulling Romaine Lettuce Off Shelves Amid E. Coli Outbreak news

    Costco, Walmart, Kroger, and other retailers are pulling romaine lettuce products off their shelves in response to warnings from federal investigators about the nationwide E. coli outbreak blamed...

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:49:32 -0400
  • U.S. Senate committee to vote on bill to protect Mueller next week news

    The leader of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday the committee would vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite objections by the chamber's Republican leadership. Senator Chuck Grassley, the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman, said he was keeping his word to the bill's backers that the panel would take up the measure if they reached a bipartisan compromise, which they had. U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had told Fox News on Tuesday that he would not allow a vote on the measure in the full Senate.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:47:14 -0400
  • Muslims flee village at centre of India's rape crisis news

    There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India's rape crisis after the brutal murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl blamed on Hindu men. Police say the girl was raped and killed as part of an attempt by some of the village's majority Hindus to evict Bakarwal Muslim nomads, who graze their cattle in the hills in the summer months. Other Muslim families in the community of around 100 people all left after the rape in January.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:23:00 -0400
  • Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey Gym news

    Three workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:51:13 -0400
  • Cynthia Nixon Would 'Rather Be The Good Nixon Than The Bad Cuomo' news

    New York gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at incumbent Gov.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:54:00 -0400
  • Here's The Truth About The Caravan Of Migrants Trump Keeps Going On About news

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras ― For the past two weeks, President Donald Trump and

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:44:02 -0400
  • Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim news

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:59:04 -0400
  • Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling the Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all' news

    The anguished family now has answers about Aubrey Carroll, who was last seen leaving his Georgia high school

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:34:50 -0400
  • 7 Students Involved in 'Cutting Incident' at Maryland Elementary School news

    A Maryland elementary school says seven students removed the blades found in pencil sharpeners to cut themselves in class.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:11:05 -0400
  • GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 Elections news

    WASHINGTON ― Since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010, repealing

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:38:16 -0400
  • FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosion

    U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine’s manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:56:20 -0400
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines news

    A 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.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:23:20 -0400
  • Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S. news

    The new three-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost replaces the previous four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:36:20 -0400
  • Around 16,000 rally in Armenia against new PM news

    More than 16,000 people rallied in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister, viewed by the opposition as a power grab. Protesters staged a day-long march through central Yerevan, briefly blocking entrances to government buildings, and in the evening gathered in the Republic Square where a 30-metre Armenian national flag was unrolled. Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan -- the leader of the pro-Western Civil Contract opposition party -- has called for "a peaceful velvet revolution" and urged his supporters to set up "revolutionary committees" across the country.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:26:52 -0400
  • Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer news

    Trump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400
  • Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training news

    Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. Philadelphia police released a recording of the call from the Starbucks employee that led to the arrests. In the recording, a woman is heard saying, "Hi, I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave." She gives the address of the Starbucks store, and the entire call lasts less than 30 seconds.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:22:15 -0400
  • Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Got Secretly Engaged Before Coachella Reunion news

    Can you keep up, baby boy? Apparently so. Days after the history-making

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:48:23 -0400
  • Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case news

    Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque’s biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively protecting

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:58:40 -0400
  • Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:36:30 -0400
  • Is It Time to Buy an Aston Martin DB7? news

    Aston's first car under Ford ownership is starting to look like a good buy.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:02:00 -0400
  • Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison news

    Melina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:27:32 -0400
  • Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover news

    Chevy did tell dealers it's working on a performance-electric car.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:02:19 -0400
  • Surprise IS attack kills 25 regime forces in east Syria: monitor news

    The Islamic State group launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said Thursday. At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack which IS carried out near Mayadeen on Wednesday afternoon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Mayadeen lies in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on the western bank of the Euphrates River and is flanked by the vast Badia desert to its west and south.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:18:33 -0400
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