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Russia and U.S. air strikes caused mass civilian deaths in Syria: U.N.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:05

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Air strikes by Russia and a U.S.-led coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year, while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, U.N. war crimes investigators said on Tuesday. Islamic State fighters and other insurgent groups committed war crimes including deadly attacks on civilians and using them as human shields, the investigators said in their latest report covering six months through January 15.

Parkland Teacher Jim Gard Denies Locking Students Out of Classroom During Shooting

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:55

The math teacher claims there was no one around when he locked his classroom during the mass shooting.

Male Survivor Of Larry Nassar Hopes Former Gymnastics Doctor 'Rots In Hell'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:08

Jacob Moore, the first male to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, said he hopes his story encourages other male survivors to come forward. Nassar has been accused of abusing over 260 young girls and women during decades as team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

The Wreckage of One of America's World War II Aircraft Carriers Has Been Discovered

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:04

The crew of the Research Vessel Petrel found Lexington at a depth of 3,000 meters resting on the floor of the Coral Sea more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. A research team funded by billionaire Paul Allen has found the wreckage of the storied World War II aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2), which was sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea.

America Can Now Fly F-35s off of Assault Ships—Here's Why That's a Big Deal

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:47

This marks the first time the jet has deployed operationally onboard a large deck amphibious assault ship. The U.S. Marine Corps has deployed a detachment of Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters onboard USS Wasp (LHD-1), marking the first time the jet has deployed operationally onboard a large deck amphibious assault ship. "Pairing F-35B Lightning II's with the Wasp represents one of the most significant leaps in warfighting capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifetime," Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, said.

UN probe: Russia behind deadly airstrike on Syrian market

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:53

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. war crimes investigators said Tuesday that a Russian plane was apparently behind an airstrike in November on a Syrian market that killed 84 people, an attack which could amount to a war crime.

Timeline in the case of journalist Kim Wall's murder

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:40

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish inventor Peter Madsen goes on trial Thursday for the killing of journalist Kim Wall in his submarine. Madsen denies killing Wall and says she died accidentally inside his submarine while he was on deck. However, he has admitted cutting her up before he "buried her at sea."

Moon to align with Jupiter, Mars and Saturn before dawn Thursday

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:25

Early risers will be greeted with a celestial alignment in March with the moon falling in line with several planets on the morning of March 8.

Japanese volcano erupts, dozens of flights grounded

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:08

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan that appeared in a James Bond film had its biggest eruption in years Tuesday, shooting smoke and ash thousands of meters (feet) into the sky and grounding dozens of flights at a nearby airport, officials said.

McDonald's flips to fresh beef in 3,500 U.S. restaurants

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 06:18

McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday that it had begun serving fresh beef Quarter Pounders and other premium burgers at about 3,500 restaurants in the United States, and most of its other U.S. locations will follow suit by May. The fresh beef expansion comes as McDonald's is improving food quality and increasing menu variety to counter competition from older rivals such as Wendy's Co as well as more premium chains like Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out and Shake Shack Inc. One year ago, McDonald's announced plans to sell some of its burgers made with fresh - rather than frozen - beef in the majority of its roughly 14,000 U.S. restaurants by mid-2018 to produce juicier burgers.

Emma Watson just dropped the mic on those stories about her Time's Up tattoo

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:59

Yep, Emma Watson has definitely seen all those stories about her tattoo's missing apostrophe. SEE ALSO: Alicia Vikander reacts to Time's Up and Frances McDormand's Oscars acceptance speech On Sunday, the actress attended Vanity Fair's Oscars after-party with a temporary "Time's Up" tattoo on her forearm. The following day plenty of news outlets, including Mashable, covered the tattoo. In many of the headlines, though, the focus was mainly grammatical. Image: sky news Image: mail online Image: huffington postClearly, those stories found their way back to Watson. Late on Sunday she took to Twitter to address the apostrophe issue head on. Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must. — Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018 Tattoo proofreader is a niche job, but someone's got to do it. WATCH: The inspiring reason your favorite stars wore black on the red carpet

The 10 Most Popular Recipes From February 2018

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:45

Take one look at the HuffPost Taste Instagram account and you’ll get a good sense of the landscape of recipes being created by the most popular food bloggers on the internet. Then take a look at the number of likes for each of those dishes, and you can tell what people are really craving.

Sen. Joe Manchin of WV reacts to deal ending Teacher Strike

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:07

West Virginia lawmakers strike a deal ending a 9-day teacher strike.

First-Class Passenger Tries To Open Emergency Door Mid-Flight, Shouts 'I Am God!'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 03:23

Passengers on a flight from San Francisco to Boise, Idaho got a scare on Monday when a traveler in the first-class section tried to open the emergency exit door. 

George W. Bush Reportedly Sounds Off On Trump: 'Sorta Makes Me Look Pretty Good'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:57

While Bush doesn’t often address Trump or his policies directly, he does have a zinger he likes to deliver when the issue comes up. The relationship between Trump and the Bush family hasn’t been a warm one.

Japanese 'James Bond' volcano shoots to thrill

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:51

A Japanese volcano which featured in a 1960s James Bond movie shot smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky on Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport, with the eruption likely to continue for some time. Shinmoedake, in a largely rural area some 985 km (616 miles) from Tokyo on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, had been erupting on a smaller scale since March 1, when entrance to the 1,421 meter-high peak was restricted. Television footage showed smoke and ash billowing high into the sky, with lava visible deep inside a crater at the mountain, which featured in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice".

Sam Nunberg: 'I'm not having a meltdown'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:02

An exclusive, expletive-filled interview with ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg.

'The Bachelor': Arie and Becca See Each Other for First Time Since Breakup

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:00

After proposing to Becca Kufrin, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. said he missed Lauren Burnham, the show's runner up, and broke off his engagement with Kufrin to pursue Burnham.

DACA deadline for US immigrants arrives with less urgency

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 23:41

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals. That removed some of the urgency of a hard deadline, but advocates weren't letting up in their efforts to get permanent protection.