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Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:31

The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the hush-hush program, tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, ran from 2007 to 2012 with $22 million in annual funding secretly tucked away in U.S. Defense Department budgets worth hundreds of billions of dollars.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:45

The boss is in the house.


93-Year-Old Woman Spends 2 Nights In Jail After Eviction From Senior Housing

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:58

Florida authorities released an elderly woman from jail on Thursday after police arrested her for allegedly not paying rent at the senior housing community where she had lived since 2011.


Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:03

Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.


Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:27

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.


Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Has Just Been Charged With His 2010 Murder

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:05

Authorities say Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, has been charged with first-degree murder in his death


'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency

Top Stories - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 06:11

By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. The 68-year-old is vying to succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the ruling African National Congress at a party vote this weekend, an outcome that would make her favourite for the presidency after a parliamentary election due in 2019. A medical doctor and former chair of the Commission of the African Union, a pan-continental grouping, Dlamini-Zuma has pledged during her campaign to "radically" tackle the racial inequality that persists in South Africa 23 years after the end of white minority rule.


Are the U.S. Marines Dying?

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:41

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.


Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Share Adorable 'Kid Approved' Holiday Family Photo

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:30

Happy holidays from the Consuelos clan!


Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:39

An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?" said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.


Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Of GOP Plans To Shutter House's Russia Probe

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:01

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday.


Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so...

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:28

Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.


Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:08

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks.


Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being Identified

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:01

Matt Lauer’s original accuser is “terrified” that her identity will become public.


Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still Raging

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:00

More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it.


What Does A Healthy Relationship Look Like? Experts Weigh In

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:23

A healthy relationship doesn’t just happen by accident.


U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:49

By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home. Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Ukraine's former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.


6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:44

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.


What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:43

On the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.


Trump’s Really Scary Explanation Of How The ‘Worst People’ Can Come To The U.S. Isn’t True

Top Stories - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:43

President Donald Trump on Friday accused foreign nations of manipulating a visa lottery program to send the United States their “worst of the worst” – a complete misrepresentation of how the State Department’s program actually works.


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