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House Democrats agree: It's time for the same generation

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:00

A few of the Democratic Party’s young stars in the House took on Nancy Pelosi this week and proved mainly that none of them have anything like the political acumen to replace her.

Nicolle Wallace Literally Laughs Out Loud At Trump's Latest Genius Claim

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 04:38

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace laughed on Wednesday after noting that President

Putin defends 'lawful' seizure of Ukrainian ships

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 23:22

President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Russian forces were in the right to seize three Ukrainian ships last weekend, but President Donald Trump expressed "deep concern" at Moscow's actions against a US ally. In his first extensive remarks since the confrontation at sea on Sunday, Putin said it had been orchestrated by Kiev as a "provocation". "What were they (Russian forces) supposed to do?" Putin said on Wednesday, when asked about the incident at an international investment forum in Moscow.

Town forcing man to pay $2,000 a night for Christmas lights

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 22:55

Thomas Apruzzi, of Old Bridge Township, N.J., is refusing to pay thousands of dollars a night for police security at his massive Christmas light display after complaints from neighbors.

Twitter suspends account it says impersonated Russia's Putin

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:15

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday that it suspended an account for impersonating Russian President Vladimir Putin on the social media platform. "We suspended @putinRF_eng for impersonation based on a valid report we received from Russian officials," Twitter said on Wednesday. Twitter spokesman Ian Plunkett said in an email that the suspended account was not affiliated with Putin.

Wedding Guests Wear Blindfolds In Support Of Bride Who Lost Her Vision

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 20:10

A bride who lost her eyesight asked her wedding guests to wear blindfolds

China orders halt to baby gene-editing activities: state TV

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 19:22

China's science ministry has ordered that people involved in the controversial baby gene-editing experiment halt their activities, a government official told state media Thursday. The ministry "firmly opposes the baby gene-editing incident and has already demanded that the relevant organisation suspend the scientific activities of relevant personnel," a ministry official said, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The National Health Commission is investigating the claims.

The Latest: News conference planned on mansion fire

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:08

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a family found dead as their mansion burned (all times local):

How WikiLeaks, Paul Manafort And Roger Stone Fit Into The Mueller Investigation

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:27

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the

The 2020 Kia Soul Crossover Is All New and Funkier Than Ever

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:15

A new platform and a 2.0-liter base engine are chief among the changes.

White House Bid to Placate Senate Over Saudi Behavior Backfires

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:45

The administration sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to the Capitol on Wednesday, but the move backfired after senators emerged from a closed-door briefing even angrier than before, in part because CIA Director Gina Haspel didn’t participate. Later in the day, the Senate voted 63-37 for a procedural step opening the way to a freewheeling debate over Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the war in Yemen.

Big Senate Majority Rebukes Trump Administration, Saudi Arabia Over Yemen War

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:27

WASHINGTON ― A striking majority of senators voted Wednesday afternoon to move

Trump Floats Potential Pardon For Paul Manafort In Mueller Probe

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:25

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump publicly floated the possibility that he'd

Doomed Lion Air jet was 'not airworthy' on penultimate flight: investigators

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:12

A preliminary report unveiled fresh details of efforts by pilots to steady the jet as they reported a "flight control problem", including the captain's last words to air traffic control asking to be cleared to "five thou" or 5,000 feet. Indonesia's transport safety committee (KNKT) focused on airline maintenance and training and the response of a Boeing anti-stall system to a recently replaced sensor but did not give a cause for the crash that killed all 189 people on board. "At this stage I do not have the answer," KNKT investigator Nurcahyo Utomo told reporters.

Nancy Pelosi Wins Democratic Speaker Nomination

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:03

WASHINGTON ― Despite a group of Democrats vowing to block her, Nancy Pelosi

90-year-old woman dies in collision with electric scooter

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:47

A 90-year-old Spanish woman has died after a collision with an electric scooter in what is believed to be the first accident of its kind in the world. Two men were sharing a scooter when they smashed into the woman, who hit her head on the ground and died of her injuries in hospital a few days later. The pair are facing trial for manslaughter.  According to the police investigation cited by the Spanish newspaper El País, the two unnamed men were travelling at more than 30 kilometres per hour along a street shared by pedestrians and traffic in the Barcelona suburb of Esplugues de Llobregat. The accident, which was not reported at the time, occurred in August.  Last month a 40-year-old woman was killed in Sabadell, near Barcelona, when she fell off the electric scooter she was using and was run over by a truck. The exponential growth of electric scooters in cities in Spain and elsewhere has promoted debate about their safety and where they should be allowed to circulate. Out-of-date laws meant for non-motorised scooters mean that in Madrid, for example, they can be ridden on the pavement, although the city council is drawing up plans to restrict their use. In Barcelona a taxi driver videoed a teenage couple riding on a scooter at 50 miles an hour, presumably after manipulating the device to raise its maximum speed. Spain’s interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said in October that traffic rules must be changed to protect “especially vulnerable” road users, noting that this year would be the first on record in which pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists’ deaths would outnumber those of drivers. British law already bans E-scooters and several towns and cities in California have ordered the vehicles off the streets. Hire-scooter company Bird has filed a lawsuit against Beverley Hills, following one such ban in the well-heeled neighbourhood.

Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas On Civilians Is A Grim Warning About America's Future

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:14

You've already seen the photo: A woman on the U.S.-Mexico border grips two

This website will send you to the most remote island in the entire world for free

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:57

Our daydreams can often take us to far away lands and uncharted territories

Graham Vows to Block GOP Agenda Until CIA Briefs Congress on Khashoggi Murder

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:53

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday that he would not support a new government-funding bill or the confirmation of Republican judicial nominees until the CIA is allowed to brief lawmakers on the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. If that briefing is not given soon, it’s gonna be hard for me to vote for any spending bill,” Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave Congress a classified briefing on Khashoggi’s assassination at the hands of Saudi agents Wednesday morning, but CIA director Gina Haspel was not present.

Miguel And Nazanin Mandi Wed In 'Unforgettable' Day

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:37

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Miguel has married his longtime girlfriend,