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Report: Mexican man assumed American identity for 37 years

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 15:14

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican man who was deported twice and had a history of arrests was able to assume the identity of an American citizen and receive more than $360,000 in government benefits for nearly four decades, California court records show.

Tiger and Bear Battle it Out Over Territory in Intense Video

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:40

The bear fought back to protect her cub.

2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Mirror Falls on Her at Payless Shoe Store

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:36

The child was rushed to the hospital but did not survive

Four die in building collapse after explosion in Poland

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:20

Four people died and about 20 were injured in an apartment building collapse in Poznan, western Poland, most likely to have been caused by a gas explosion, state-run news agency PAP said on Sunday. The explosion on Sunday morning destroyed four of 18 apartments in the building, PAP said, quoting a local fire brigade representative. "Looking at the degree of destruction of this building, it was initially assumed that it could have been a gas explosion, but we do not have certainty yet.

DOJ Report To Knock Trump's Favorite FBI Foil Over Leak That Helped Trump's Own Campaign

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:19

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department’s top oversight official is set to release a report slamming an FBI official President Donald Trump has portrayed as a Hillary Clinton stooge — for allegedly authorizing leaks of information that hurt Clinton’s campaign. Trump and his supporters have used the fact that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife ran for a state Senate seat as a Democrat to paint him as a Democratic partisan out to get Trump.

Swiss vote for public media

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:46

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal that would have cut taxpayer funding to public broadcasters, after a campaign that stirred debate about the media's role in fostering national unity. The "No Billag" initiative -- a reference to the Billag firm that collects the media licensing fee -- divided Switzerland on political and generational lines. Rejection of the initiative was "a strong sign for the public service and for private regional radio and television," said the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SSR) director Gilles Marchand.

Kasich praises younger generation's gun-reform activism: 'Bully for them! I love them!'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:44

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been impressed with the way millennials and Generation Xers have been demanding that politicians do something to prevent mass shootings. "I love the way that they are saying, 'Let's do the art of the impossible rather than the art of the possible,'" he said.

West Virginia teachers strike for better wages continues into another week

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:18

Teachers have been protesting inside the state capitol building as West Virginia’s state senate blocked a deal for a 5% raise that the governor and house of representatives approved. The state ranks 48th in teacher pay nationally.

Trump Mocks Kushner At Gridiron Dinner: 'Jared Could Not Get Through Security'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 11:09

President Donald Trump pulled no punches in his gibe-filled remarks at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday, joking about his top aides and opponents alike to the journalists and lawmakers in attendance. The president opened his comments by mocking the recent downgrading of Kushner’s security clearance. “Before I get started, I wanted to apologize for arriving a little bit late,” Trump began, according to pool reporters.

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:47

DETROIT (AP) — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible. The case helped inspire a Michigan law aimed at compensating the wrongfully convicted.

227-year-old tree planted by George Washington pulled down by wind

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:44

Extreme winds have toppled a tree, believed to be well over two centuries old, that was planted by former US president George Washington on his Mount Vernon estate. The 227-year-old Canadian hemlock which collapsed on Friday was planted by the founding father and first American president back in 1791. Mount Vernon announced the tree had fallen over on its Facebook page on Friday evening.

Profits, doubts in equal measure at Geneva Motor Show

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 09:29

This year's Geneva Motor Show comes at a curious time for an auto world enjoying record profits yet also gripped by doubt midway through the grand transition from diesel to electric and self-driving vehicles. "Geneva really ought to have been a lovely salon," says, with heavy irony, Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, director of German-based Center Automotive Research of Europe's first major car show of the year running from March 8 to 18. Adding to the worries is a new threat by US President Donald Trump to tax imported European cars "which freely pour into the U.S", if Brussels retaliates in response to his announced plans for tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.

Senate Democrat: Gun reform won't happen if Trump is 'not willing to lead'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 08:52

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with one of the leading Democrats on gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy.

Trump Mocks George W. Bush, Calls Iraq Invasion 'Single Worst Decision Ever Made'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 08:30

“Here we are, like the dummies of the world, because we had bad politicians running our country for a long time,” Trump said. As CNN noted, Trump has used this faulty assessment about the WMDs to question the reliability of the U.S. intelligence community, particularly regarding its conclusions about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

A Climate Change Litmus Test For Democrats

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 08:00

In April 2016, at a campaign stop on the campus of SUNY Purchase, just north of New York City, I filmed a short video of Hillary Clinton. The video quickly went viral, partly because of the outsized response from a famously tight-lipped politician, partly because it played so well into the Democratic primary narrative that pitted Clinton, buddy-buddy with Wall Street, against the people-powered challenge of Sen. Bernie Sanders. The furor that the video generated sprang from fissures in the Democratic Party that perfunctory resistance to President Donald Trump has only papered over.

France says Iran ballistic missile program a major concern

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 07:51

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry said on Sunday that Iran's ballistic missile program was a major concern, a day before foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was due to visit Tehran. The ministry said it wanted Iran to contribute in a "positive" manner to solving crises in the Middle-East. "In this regard the crisis in Syria and the humanitarian situation there will particularly be discussed along with other regional issues where Iran is involved (Yemen, Libya, Iraq)", the ministry added. (Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

'SNL' Zings NRA: 'Only Way To Stop A Bad Roach Is A Good Roach With A gun'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 03:08

“Saturday Night Live” host and NBA legend Charles Barkley played Ned the exterminator out for cockroaches in a comedy sketch on the program — but he was aiming for the National Rifle Association. “Ned’s Roach Away” has an innovative way to eliminate roaches: Arm the good roaches with teeny AR-15s to take out the bad ones. “The only way to stop a bad roach is a good roach with a gun,” Barkley explains in the sketch.

S. Korea's Moon to send special envoys to North on Monday

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 02:14

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a team of special envoys -- including Seoul's spy chief -- to the North on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons. The delegation, announced by Moon's office on Sunday, is the latest chapter in a remarkable Olympics-driven detente between the two Koreas. An intense rapprochement saw the two foes march together at the South's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that ended February 25, with the North's leader Kim Jong Un sending his sister as a special envoy to the event.

Putin Tells Megyn Kelly Russia Will 'Never, Never' Extradite Accused Hackers to the United States

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:57

In an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly, Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the his government had nothing to do with any meddling in the 2016 election.

Angus King: 'Not Much of a Relationship' Between Senate and House Intel Committees

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:41

Independent Senator Angus King (Maine) appeared on Meet the Press in an exclusive interview to talk about reports that the House Intelligence Committee has leaked information about the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation.