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Pope Francis Publicly Condemns the Church's 'Culture of Abuse and Cover-Up'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:27

Pope Francis became the first pope to publicly denounce a "culture of abuse and cover-up" in the Catholic Church, in an eight-page letter

Roseanne: 'I Begged Them Not To Cancel The Show'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:10

Roseanne Barr said she begged Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney-ABC

Public's help sought in finding suspect in deputy's killing

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:57

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities appealed for the public's help Thursday in finding a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy. The man they said they're looking for has a lengthy arrest record and was charged just the day before with hitting a woman and stealing her car.

Prosecutor: 3 bodies at home of man facing kidnapping charge

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:45

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three dead bodies have been found at the home of a man charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and torturing a woman, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:19

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad raised the possibility of conflict with U.S. forces in Syria if they do not withdraw from the country soon. In an interview with Russia's RT international broadcaster, Assad said he would negotiate with fighters backed on the ground by Washington, but would reclaim territory they control by force if necessary, whether or not American troops supported them. In Washington, the State Department said it was not looking to fight Syrian or Iranian forces, but would use "necessary and proportionate force" to defend U.S. and partner forces in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

Chris Pratt Responds To Fans Still Upset About Star-Lord's Actions In 'Infinity War'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:43

Warning: Spoilers for "Avengers: Infinity War" below!

Delta just made two major company changes -- and it speaks volumes to how the airline listens to employee feedback

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:41

With a seemingly never-ending slew of bad airplane news — from disorderly

Daughter of Fallen Soldier From North Carolina Poses in Photo Shoot With Dad's Comrades

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:37

The baby looks amazingly like her father, who was killed in action in Afghanistan before she was born.

This 8-Year Old's Act of Kindness Earned Him Gratitude—and a Big Tip

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:20

An 8-year-old boy made his mom pull the car over when he saw an opportunity to help

Samantha Bee Puts Roseanne Controversy To Bed With Ambien Commercial

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:32

Do you sometimes start sentences with "I'm not racist, but ... " and also have

The Best-Sounding V12 Engines on Earth

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:00

Zero bidders for debt-stricken Air India as deadline closes

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:08

India's government announced Thursday that its auction for a majority stake in its debt-stricken airline Air India had received no bids. "No response has been received for the Expression of Interest floated for the strategic disinvestment of Air India," India's aviation ministry posted on Twitter as the deadline closed Thursday. "We are hopeful the government can find a way to sell stakes in Air India and may receive multiple offers if the terms of sale are still revised," Binit Somaia, South Asia Director at the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), told AFP.

Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:57

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.

Tom Cruise Tweets '#Day1' On 'Top Gun: Maverick' And Fans Freak

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:26

It's go time. Tom Cruise seemed to indicate Wednesday that production has

Despite setback, China encourages contacts with US military

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:50

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry on Thursday said it hoped for continued exchanges with the American military despite being disinvited from a major U.S.-sponsored naval exercise this summer.

Latest: Severe weather in North Carolina

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:28

Parts of North Carolina are in a state of emergency after intense rainfall caused major damage, including at least two deaths, and forced evacuations.

Brigitte Nielsen Pregnant With Fifth Child At Age 54

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:53

Brigitte Nielsen has an important project in the works.

'Roseanne' shows what the media got wrong about Trump voters

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:00

Judging from its jokes about black Americans and immigrants, “Roseanne” was aimed at culturally affronted white Americans who feel robbed of their heritage. So it was a good bet that its star would stumble her way into the hatred and bigotry that lurk all over social media.

China’s ‘dream of hegemony’ biggest threat in Asia, says US admiral appointed as ambassador to South Korea

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:54

A US admiral who is expected to become Washington's next ambassador to South Korea warned that China's "dream of hegemony" was the greatest threat to America in Asia. Admiral Harry Harris said that while North Korea was the most urgent concern, China's growing power in Asia would provide the greatest challenge to the United States. "North Korea remains our most imminent threat and a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable," he said during a ceremony in Hawaii where he handed over leadership of the US regional command. However he added: “China remains our biggest long-term challenge. Without focused involvement and engagement by the United States and our allies and partners China will realise its dream of hegemony in Asia." Admiral Harris’ comments, which were reported by CNN, came at an event which saw him hand over the reins of the US Pacific Command to Admiral Phil Davidson. US Pacific Command head Admiral Harry Harris  attends a change of command ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on May 30 Credit: THOMAS WATKINS/AFP The ceremony also saw military officials rename the regional command the “Indo-Pacific Command". The  symbolic move is being seen as means to encourage India to become more involved in Asia and dilute China's growing military clout. India has long been one of Beijing's strategic rivals in the region. New Delhi believes China has been seeking to contain it with strategic assets across the Indian Ocean. Admiral Harris' three years at the helm of the Pacific Command witnessed frequent flashpoints involving US and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea. South China Sea - Competing claims in the Pacific The US frequently sends its warships through the region on 'freedom of navigation' patrols, to the anger of Beijing. China claims nearly all the strategic waters, despite partial counter-claims from Taiwan and several south-east Asian nations including the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Beijing has caused alarm from its neighbours who claim it is developing its military capabilities in the region by fortifying and building infrastructure on the tiny land formations. It emerged last month that Washington plans to nominate Admiral Harris for the key, and long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea. Additional reporting by Christine Wei.

Union: Strike would cost top Vegas casinos over $10M a day

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:06

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The two largest resort operators in Las Vegas would lose more than $10 million a day combined if housekeepers, cooks and others go on strike, a possibility starting Friday, the union representing thousands of casino workers said Wednesday.