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Lessons from 'Fire and Fury': In Trump's White House, flattery will get you everywhere

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:13

Does President Trump see through the fawning of subordinates? To judge from Michael Wolff’s new book, he doesn’t see through it at all. Trump’s susceptibility to flattery is one of the running themes of the book.


Iran's Guard claims victory against anti-government protests

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:41

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month.


School district changes bullying policy after child suicide

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:36

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio schools district changed its policies concerning bullying, but its superintendent hasn't directly said whether those changes were influenced by the 2017 suicide of an 8-year-old boy who was reportedly bullied.


One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:12

One person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist attack. A man in his 60s died in hospital after "he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded," police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told AFP.


Mom on son's hazing death: Feels like 'cat clawing at heart'

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:02

There are times when Mary Deng thinks her only child is still alive, that he's going to come home, that he didn't die more than four years ago in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual. 


Saudi fighter jet crashes, Yemen rebels claim downing it

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:47

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Royal Air Force said two of its pilots whose fighter jet crashed during an operation in Yemen on Sunday have been rescued.


2018 Golden Globes strike a serious tone

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:51

The Golden Globe Awards are typically a loose and boozy affair, a clubby get-together where the Champagne flows, but this year is different.


Memphis Megachurch Stands By Pastor Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenager

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:47

Responding to a recent report that one of their pastors had allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl while serving as a youth minister at his previous church, leaders of a megachurch in Memphis, Tennessee, said they’d long known about the incident.


Takata Adds 3.3 Million Air Bags to Massive Recall

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:02

Takata is expanding the largest automotive recall in U.S. history


The Aircraft Carrier: The Weapon that Refuses to 'Sink'

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:55

The aircraft carrier is the weapon whose obituary is constantly being written, but which also refuses to die. Twenty years ago, during the height of the “revolution in military affairs” craze, the aircraft carrier was written off as a dinosaur. China and India are currently the only Asian countries operating large fixed-wing carriers, but they may soon be joined by new players, particularly Japan and South Korea (and perhaps others).


New-born baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:30

Indonesian police Sunday detained the suspected mother of a new-born baby who was found dead in a aircraft toilet at Jakarta's international Airport. Hani, a 37-year-old migrant worker from Cianjur in West Java, was held soon after arriving from Bangkok at Soekarno-Hatta airport around 1:00 am, said airport police chief Ahmad Yusef. Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi for four years, secretly gave birth during an Etihad flight from there to Jakarta on Saturday.


It's Not Genius For Trump To Point To Reagan When Defending His Mental Stability

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:20

Donald Trump oddly pointed to the media’s coverage of Ronald Reagan as the president scrambled to bolster his image as mentally fit, characterizing himself as a “very stable genius and “being, like, really smart.”


Haley on North Korea: 'We want to always remind them, we can destroy you, too'

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:25

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley discusses President Trump's response to North Korea on "This Week."


Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'American people want' DREAMer legislation, not a border wall

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:22

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) discusses the Senate debate over DACA and border wall funding on "This Week."


Sen. Tom Cotton on Wolff book: Trump has 'been active, engaged and effective leader'

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:21

Trump ally Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark), responds to the new book "Fire and Fury" and discusses border wall funding on "This Week."


Feel free to breastfeed here, Pope tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:16

Pope Francis baptized 34 infants during a long ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them there if they were hungry. During the ceremony that lasted more than two hours, Francis baptized 18 girls and 16 boys, including two pairs of twins. "If they start performing a concert (by crying), or if they are uncomfortable or too warm or don't feel at ease or are hungry ... breastfeed them, don't be afraid, feed them, because this too is the language of love," he said in a short improvised homily.


$559 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In New Hampshire Convenience Store

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 06:40

The winning numbers for Saturday’s estimated $570-million Powerball jackpot, the fifth-largest grand prize in the game’s history, were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26.


Pope baptizes 34 cooing, crying babies in Sistine Chapel

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 06:04

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home.


Malaysia's Mahathir named opposition PM candidate

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 06:01

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition. Mahathir's ascent to opposition prime ministerial candidate is the latest sign of how dramatically Malaysia's political landscape has been shaken up by a massive financial scandal that has rocked Najib's government.


German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:40

Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced optimism Sunday as she headed into talks with Germany's second biggest party on forming a government, saying that she believed a deal could be forged. The week of meetings between Merkel's CDU, her Bavarian allies CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) will examine whether both sides have enough common ground to begin formal coalition negotiations towards a new government by March or April. Merkel's Bavarian allies CSU in particular are championing a tougher stance on immigration -- including demands that are unpalatable to the SPD.


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