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Paul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud Lawsuit

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:15

Paul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud Lawsuit Paul Sr.'s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decade continues With reality TV star Paul Teutul already scheduled to appear in court later this month due to the foreclosure of his multi-million dollar New York

Scott Pruitt Just Gutted Rules To Fight The Nation’s ‘Second Biggest Toxic Pollution Threat’

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:58

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Thursday to scrap Obama-era rules tightening restrictions on disposal of coal ash, the toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants that has caused major water contamination problems across the country. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt billed the new proposal as a bid to give states more independence over coal ash disposal, though he moved to reconsider the 2015 regulation in September at the request of fossil fuel utilities. The EPA’s announcement makes no mention of the risks coal ash poses to human health and the environment.

New Tax Law Benefiting Shareholders More Than Workers So Far

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:22

WASHINGTON ― Since President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax bill in December, hundreds of retail companies have announced employee bonuses totaling more than $3 billion, which Republicans have said proves them right that the new law benefits regular Americans. According to several estimates, firms have announced roughly $200 billion worth of stock buybacks this year, inflating the value of company shares by reducing their supply. “Stock buybacks are windfalls that drive up the value of investment portfolios for CEOs and high-flyers,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a Senate floor speech this week.

US and Russia clash over blame for Syria chemical attacks

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:12

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia are again clashing over an expert body to determine responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, with Washington circulating a new draft U.N. resolution and Moscow moving toward a vote on its own proposal.

Manhunt underway after shooting leaves two dead at Central Michigan University

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:47

Authorities are searching for James Eric Davis Jr., a 19-year-old student, after his parents were killed on Friday morning.

Cat Given CPR After Dramatic Rescue From Apartment Fire

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:30

The cat appeared to be suffering from smoke inhalation.

Ukraine says weapons decision heralds new era of cooperation with U.S.

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:21

By Alessandra Prentice and Sergiy Karazy KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on Friday said the decision by the United States to approve the supply of anti-tank missiles opened the door for closer military cooperation in the face of Russian aggression. On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that the sale of Javelin missiles and launch units to Ukraine had been approved - a move the United States has been mulling since early 2015 to help Ukraine in its standoff with Russia-backed separatists. "Unfortunately the issue of giving lethal weapons was under consideration for a long time," Poltorak said in an interview with Reuters.

Russia may be helping North Korea skirt sanctions through smuggling

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:20

North Korea made $200 million over nine months through illicit trade—with the country’s coal being shipped through Russia in several instances—according to a UN report obtained by NBC News.

Father speaks out on girlfriend's death, honors memory of 6-year-old-son with foundation

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:15

"20/20" Extra: Jonah Shacknai says he's "completely convinced" his girlfriend took her own life after a tragic accident that resulted in his son's death.

Teen Had Semi-Automatic Rifle and 100 Rounds of Ammunition Outside High School, Police Say

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:45

"Whatever we prevented, the outcome was going to be bad"

Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, flooding

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:40

Power is out, planes are grounded and flood waters are rising in many sections of the Northeast tonight, as rain, heavy snow and vicious winds pummel the region.

19-Year-Old Arrested After Parents Found Shot Dead At Central Michigan University

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:38

Police arrested a 19-year-old man just after midnight Saturday, hours after his parents were found fatally shot in a Central Michigan University dorm building Friday morning. The shooting occurred at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Campbell Hall dorm on the Mount Pleasant, Michigan, campus. James Eric Davis Jr. was taken into custody after “well over 100 police officers” from multiple agencies were a part of a search for the suspect, who had been considered armed and dangerous, the Mount Pleasant Police Department said in a statement.

Kylie Jenner Shares First Photo Of Herself Holding 'Angel Baby' Stormi Webster

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:22

The pictures show Jenner wearing a black patterned sweatsuit with what looks a pair of Yeezy Mud Rat 500s, which are part of Kanye West’s Spring 2018 collection. Of course, new dad Travis Scott made sure to mark Stormi’s one-month milestone as well.

Joshua Tree Case: 3 Children Allegedly Found Living in a Box in the California Desert

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00

Mona Kirk, 51, and Daniel Panico, 73, were arrested in Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday.

May admits neither side can have 'exactly what we want' in Brexit

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that both London and Brussels will have to make concessions in Brexit negotiations, adding that she remained "confident" of a deal with the EU. "We both need to face the fact that this is a negotiation and neither of us can have exactly what we want," she said in a highly-anticipated speech in London on Britain's future relationship with the bloc. May said she remained "confident" of reaching a deal with the European Union, while admitting Britain needed to "resolve the tension between some of our key objectives".

Ukraine shivers as Russia refuses to deliver gas

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:22

Ukraine on Friday urged schools to close and factories to cut production after Russia refused to restart natural gas deliveries, while residents shivered as the country strained to save on gas supplies. Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were supposed to restart on Thursday following a foreign court ruling aimed at ending years of disputes between Kiev and Moscow, including two halts to Russian gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.

'The Internet Is The Only Place We Simultaneously Desire Fame And Anonymity'

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:17

The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from our cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.

Trump trades Twitter jabs with 'Alex' Baldwin

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:01

President Trump lashed out at Alec Baldwin in a typo-ridden tweet early Friday morning about the actor's recent assertion that he is tired of playing Trump on NBC's "Saturday Night Live.."

U.S. Allies Threaten Retaliation Over Trump's Tariffs Announcement

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:48

Many of America’s top trade partners bristled at the news that President Donald Trump plans to impose tariffs of 10 percent on aluminum and 25 percent on steel imports next week. Trump announced the new measures during a meeting with industry executives at the White House Thursday. Canada called the tariffs “unacceptable” and “inappropriate,” saying it hoped to receive an exemption from the policy, though the president plans to offer zero exemptions, according to The New York Times.

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:47

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 280-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.