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Jemele Hill: Chris Berman 'Never Left Any Racially Disparaging Remarks On My Voicemail'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 22:36

“Chris never left any racially disparaging remarks on my voicemail and our conflict was handled swiftly and with the utmost professionalism,” Hill wrote on Twitter Monday night. The voicemail allegations surfaced Monday when former ESPN host Adrienne Lawrence filed a discrimination lawsuit against the network claiming “SportsCenter” anchor John Buccigross sexually harassed her.

Two Dozen Arrests Made After Fights Erupt Outside of White Supremacist Speech at Michigan State University

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 22:28

Nearly 500 protesters showed up to Michigan State University to rally against a speaking event for Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist.

Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:37

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday. The search team released pictures and video of the wreckage of the Lexington, one of the first ever US aircraft carriers, and some of the planes which went down with the ship.

CNN's Erin Burnett To Sam Nunberg: I Smell Alcohol On Your Breath

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:15

President Donald Trump’s former campaign aide Sam Nunberg spent Monday afternoon sitting for a series of interviews on cable news shows, bombastically stating that he would not comply with a subpoena he received to appear before a federal grand jury regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Here's CNN's Erin Burnett telling former Trump aide Sam Nunberg that she can smell alcohol on his breath.

Illinois Gun Show Bans AR-15 And Bump Stock Sales After Protesters Speak Out

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:06

A monthly Illinois gun show may have become the first in the nation to ban sales of AR-15 rifles following complaints in the wake of the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Organizers of the gun show also halted a raffle offering an AR-15 as a prize. “We did the ban to try to calm the situation down and show them we are willing to work with” the protesters, Frank Cesare of the sportsman’s group told The Washington Post.

Freed Russian spy reportedly sickened after mystery exposure

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 20:12

SALISBURY, England (AP) — A former Russian spy was critically ill after exposure to an "unknown substance," British media reported in a case that immediately drew parallels to the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

30 killed as wedding party truck overturns in India

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:27

A truck carrying a wedding party plunged off a bridge in western India early Tuesday and killed at least 30 people, mostly women and children, officials said. Police in Gujarat state said the accident happened after the truck driver tried to overtake a van but lost control of the vehicle, plunging eight metres (26 feet) into a dry riverbed. Many passengers were trapped under the vehicle that overturned after it crashed through the bridge railing and nosedived into the ground.

This May Be The Last Photo Post About The Last Male Northern White Rhino

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:59

With news that the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, is gravely ill and may face euthanasia where he is being guarded in Kenya, it seemed like a good time to remember Sudan and those who kept him safe all these years. Sudan, one of three remaining northern white rhinos in the entire world, has been closely guarded at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy since 2009, along with two female rhinos. Sudan, a northern white rhinoceros, is protected by armed guards John Mugo and Daniel Maina at Ol Pejeta Conservancy on June 25, 2015, in Laikipia County, Kenya.

Building super testifies nanny accused of murdering young children on Upper West Side had 'eyes of the devil'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:45

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, is charged with stabbing 6-year-old Lulu and 2-year-old Leo Krim to death in their Upper West Side apartment in 2012.

2 young children killed, two women injured by driver in Brooklyn

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:32

Two young children were killed and two women were injured when they were struck by a car in Brooklyn.

Stars let loose at Oscar parties marking awards season's end

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig screamed with delight and relief as she hugged a group of friends once she got into the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

China boosts defense spending, rattling its neighbors' nerves

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:06

By Christian Shepherd and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday unveiled its largest defense spending increase in three years, setting an 8.1 percent growth target this year, fuelling an ambitious military modernization program and making its neighbors nervous. The 2018 defense budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion), according to a report issued at the opening of China's annual meeting of parliament. The defense spending figure is closely watched worldwide for clues to China's strategic intentions as it develops new military capabilities, including stealth fighters, aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles.

Sen. Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Citing Health Concerns

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:54

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced on Monday that he will be resigning from the Senate because of health issues.  

Mississippi senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping down

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:46

Cochran’s most recent race for re-election in 2014 was marked by a ferocious Republican primary. Thad Cochran of Mississippi announced on Monday that he would step down from the US Senate on 1 April. The octogenarian Republican was first elected to the Senate in 1978 but has long been plagued by ill health and has not played an active role on Capitol Hill in recent years.

Trump's Daca deadline arrives – what happens next?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:14

For months, Congress circled 5 March in bright red ink. It was the deadline – arbitrarily imposed by Donald Trump – for lawmakers to find a way to protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented migrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation.

Martin Shkreli Was Just Ordered to Forfeit Nearly $7.4 Million to the U.S.

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:20

His assets include a Picasso painting and Wu-Tang Clan album

Nunberg says he'll comply, but won't 'make it easy' for Mueller

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:19

The world watched ex-Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg unravel over and over again on live television as he dared special prosecutor Robert Mueller to arrest him for refusing to comply with a subpoena.

Volkswagen's I.D. Vizzion Sedan Concept Identifies, Attempts to Codify Driverless Future

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:45

The future looks large and electric.

Qualcomm requests national security review of Broadcom bid

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 13:05

US chipmaker Qualcomm postponed its annual shareholders' meeting after secretly requesting a national security review of Broadcom's bid to take over the company, the Singapore-based Broadcom announced Monday. Qualcomm shareholders were due to meet Tuesday, but Broadcom said it was informed Sunday night that Qualcomm secretly filed a voluntary request on January 29 for US regulators to investigate the deal, and was ordered to postpone the meeting for 30 days. "It should be clear to everyone that this is part of an unprecedented effort by Qualcomm to disenfranchise its own stockholders," Broadcom said in a statement.

The Latest: At least 50 killed in Syria's eastern Ghouta

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:51

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):