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17 Super-Creative Chicken Casseroles

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:57

Scott Pruitt Faces Mounting Calls For Investigations Into Chick-fil-A Scandal

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:36

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing yet

US Border Patrol accused of misleading immigrants while separating families: ‘They’re taking kids for baths and never returning'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:19

Federal public defenders say that immigration enforcement officials in the United States have repeatedly deceived immigrant parents arriving in the US seeking shelter from violent conditions in their home country, telling those individuals that they are taking their children away for baths or other benign reasons only to never return with them. Miguel Nogueres, a federal public defender in McAllen, Texas said that he’s seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases his office sees on any given day during the presidency of Donald Trump, and that he has been hearing from clients that they were lied to by Border Patrol agents when their children were taken away, and not being given further information about the whereabouts of their kids. "Every day we hear that parents are being separated from their children and are given different reasons for the separation.

Anthony Bourdain's 'Strong and Brave' Daughter Performs 2 Days After His Death

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:14

Ariane, 11, was wearing boots that had been given to her by her late father.

Florida Home Depot Employee Bloodied After She's Attacked by Spider Monkey

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:56

Spanky's owner may face charges in the shocking attack.

'Diversity Is A Bunch Of Crap And Un-American,' Says GOP Congressional Candidate

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:22

A GOP candidate is taking heat for comments he made calling diversity "crap"

Anthony Bourdain Helped Us Go From Living In A One-Bedroom To Living Our Dream

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:08

On June 8, I woke up to the news of Anthony Bourdain's death and thought it

Is Stevia Safer or Healthier Than Artificial Sweeteners?

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:01

Stevia is a plant-based sweetener—but is it bad for you? Our nutritionist has the verdict on this controversial ingredient.

Ex-'Bachelorette' Star Andi Dorfman Sports Bandage After Serious Case of 'Avocado Hand'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:50

She needed reconstructive surgery as a result of her injuries.

The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leader

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:04

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, otherwise known as "La Barbie" (all times local):

Pope Francis accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:50

By Crispian Balmer and Aislinn Laing VATICAN CITY/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the center of the uproar, the Vatican said on Monday. In an unprecedented move, all of Chile's 34 bishops offered to resign en masse last month after attending a meeting with the pope over allegations of a cover-up of sexual abuse in the country.

US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking ops

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:55

The United States placed five Russian companies and three individuals on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly supporting the FSB intelligence agency's hacking operations, including a firm involved in subsea operations. The US Treasury named Digital Security and two subsidiaries as helping develop offensive cyber capabilities for Russian intelligence services, including the already-sanctioned FSB. The Kvant Scientific Research Institute was also included on the blacklist, as a state enterprise supervised by the FSB.

Kim Jong Un’s former teacher gives rare look inside his past

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:50

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Keir Simmons, Kim Jong Un’s former teacher remembers his student as being “friendly” and having “a good sense of humor.”

New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:45

An update to Tesla's Autopilot software coming in August will enable "full self-driving features" for the automaker's electric cars, chief executive Elon Musk says. Musk's comments come amid a race by automakers and tech firms to roll out fully autonomous vehicles, but also rising concerns about the safety of robotic systems. The Tesla founder made the disclosure in a Twitter conversation, responding to a user who complained about issues with Autopilot, which is currently considered semi-autonomous with the requirement that a motorist be at the wheel at all times.

US sends junior official to open its de facto embassy in Taiwan, as it seeks to avoid Beijing's anger

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:30

The United States is due to open a new embassy in Taiwan on Tuesday, but plans to send a junior minister to avoid igniting a diplomatic row with China. Beijing, which does not recognise Taiwan as a state independent from China, has mounted a concerted campaign over the past two years to lure away the few remaining countries that recognise Taipei.  The US, a major backer of Taipei, made a $1.42 billion arms deal with the island state in 2017, and spent $250 million (£187 million) on the new de facto embassy.  However, in order to assuage China's anger, the US will not send a top-level official to the opening of its de facto embassy in Taiwan on Tuesday, a signal that Donald Trump does not want to provoke Beijing. Speculation had mounted earlier this year that national security adviser John Bolton would be sent to the opening of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). At a glance | The One China policy Instead, Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, will open the AIT, Washington said. Beijing views Taiwan as a breakaway province, which will be reunited with the mainland by force if necessary. The US gave up official diplomatic ties with Taipei in 1979 when it switched recognition to Beijing, but Washington remains a powerful ally of Taiwan. The new AIT offices are being unveiled amid heightened concerns in Beijing over increasing US involvement in Taiwan. Mr Trump in March signed the Taiwan Travel Act, which will allow more official visits between the US and Taipei. Washington also agreed to help Taipei build its own submarines, a move which Chinese media said made war "more probable" between China and Taiwan. The US is embroiled in a major trade row with China, but is keen to avoid a diplomatic fallout as it needs Beijing's help to solve the North Korea nuclear issue. Taiwan, meanwhile, has become increasingly marginalised on the international stage with the loss of diplomatic allies who previously recognised the government of the self-ruled island, but have now switched to Beijing. The West African state of Burkina Faso said it was severing ties with Taiwan last month, following similar moves from the Dominican Republic, Sao Tome and Principe and Panama.  Additional reporting by Christine Wei

Amy Schumer And Husband Chris Fischer Make Red Carpet Debut At The 2018 Tony Awards

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:24

Amy Schumer and her husband of four months, chef Chris Fischer, just made

'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: study

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:14

Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees -- a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks -- have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday. The baobab is the biggest and longest-living flowering tree, according to the research team.

The Best-Sounding Race Cars on Earth

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:00

The 2019 Miata Has 181 HP, Telescoping Wheel

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:34

An early first drive of the updated car by a Japanese publication confirms what we first reported months ago.

Obama ‘meeting with potential 2020 presidential candidates’ over past few months

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:23

Barack Obama has reportedly been meeting with 2020 presidential hopefuls in his Washington DC office the past few months. The former president has supposedly held one-on-one meetings with several potential Democratic candidates including Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Politico reported. Mr Obama’s office has not yet responded to a request for comment, but “multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs” informed the news site of the private sit-downs.