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Neighbors share similar sightings of mystery woman

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 05:23

Officials in Houston are trying to determine whether a woman captured on surveillance video frantically ringing a doorbell is a victim or a con artist. ABC News' Maggie Rulli reports.


Beyond Mexico: How DHS rule changes may affect black immigrants

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 05:00

A rule that requires officials to take into account whether an immigrant is “primarily dependent on the government” in considering permanent status, puts legal immigrants in limbo, and many choose to forgo benefits they're entitled to. Now the rules are about to get tougher.


'They're liquidating us': AT&T continues layoffs and outsourcing despite profits

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 05:00

In the past seven years, AT&T has closed 44 call centers, four of them just this year. Cindy Liddick had worked at the AT&T call center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for 12 years before it closed earlier this month.


Israel destroys West Bank home of Palestinian attacker: army

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:55

Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly knife attack in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the army said Tuesday. Minor clashes broke out between Palestinians opposed to the raid and soldiers in the West Bank during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the military and witnesses said.


Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian attacker

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:27

Footage distributed by the military showed an armoured bulldozer tearing into the one-storey structure in the village of Kauber, north of the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Mohammed Tareq Ibraham Dar Youssef, 17, broke into the settlement of Adam on July 26, and stabbed three people, killing Yotam Ovadia, 31. Dar Youssef's uncle, Khaled Abu Ayyoush, said the youth's parents, two brothers and two sisters had lived in the house razed in the night-time operation.


Secret Service Uses John McCain’s Old Code Name 1 Last Time In Touching Tribute

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 03:44

The United States Secret Service isn't known for its emotional side, but the


Toyota pours $500 mn into driverless car tie-up with Uber

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:50

Toyota will pump about $500 million into ride-share firm Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said on Tuesday. The deal, which reportedly values Uber at about $72 billion, aims at "advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale", Toyota said in a statement. Analysts said the move showed Toyota was motoring full speed ahead towards a driverless car future, in a race involving the world's top auto firms as well as tech giants such as Google and Alibaba.


Official: Fireworks, cigarettes may have caused deadly blaze

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:42

CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago's deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said Monday.


Pope silent on claim he ignored abuse

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:32

Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim that he ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman amid speculation conservative elements in the Catholic hierarchy are using the issue to mount a "putsch" to remove the liberal pontiff. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to the United States, on Saturday said he had told Francis of the allegations against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013. "Corruption has reached the very top of the Church's hierarchy," Vigano said in a letter published in the National Catholic Register and several conservative US Catholic publications.


The Latest: 9th victim from Chicago apartment fire dies

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:14

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a Chicago apartment fire that left nine people dead (all times local):


Denver Mom Says Her Nine-Year-Old Boy Killed Himself After Homophobic Bullying at School

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:09

The boy had recently come out to his classmates as gay


US cardinals defend themselves over cover-up storm

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 20:49

US cardinals defended themselves Monday against accusations of a Catholic Church cover-up on sex abuse detailed by a conservative bishop who has called on Pope Francis to resign. "Together with Pope Francis, we are confident that scrutiny of the claims of the former nuncio will help to establish the truth," Tobin said. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to the United States, said Saturday he had told Francis of the allegations against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013.


Toyota pours $500 mn into driverless car tieup with Uber

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 20:23

Toyota will pump about $500 million into Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said on Tuesday. The deal, which reportedly values Uber at about $72 billion, aims at "advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale," Toyota said in a statement. Technology from both companies will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles and deployed on Uber's ride-sharing platform, with the first pilot rollout set for 2021.


Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map Again

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 18:02

A federal court in North Carolina ruled for the second time this year that the


Florida video game contest shooting reignites gun rights debate

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:39

With Florida voters scheduled to pick candidates for governor and Congress on Tuesday, some Democratic contenders said the shooting was further evidence of the need for stricter gun legislation while other hopefuls canceled campaign appearances. "We as society have to come together and say enough of this," Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told reporters in Jacksonville, near the site of the shooting at a Madden 19 online football game tournament. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office identified the shooter, who took his own life, as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore.


Melania Trump helps plant baby Eisenhower oak at White House

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joined by descendants of past presidents, Melania Trump helped plant a sapling from an Eisenhower-era tree on the south grounds of the White House.


McCain Was Such A Climate Change Maverick That He Undermined His Own Good Work

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:54

Climate change is one of the issues on which the late Sen. John McCain was


Mollie Tibbetts' Relative Slams 'Racist Fear-Mongering' And White House 'Hyperbole'

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:44

A relative of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has a message for


John McCain Aide Reads Senator's Final Message To America

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 14:37

In a final message read by an aide on Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)


Mexican president-elect's team hails new trade deal with US

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:25

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's advisers on Monday hailed a new trade deal with the United States, saying it represented progress on energy and wages for Mexico's workers. "We see the agreement announced today as a positive step, because it reduces the uncertainty about our economy and also takes into account the concerns raised by the president-elect's team," said future foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard. Lopez Obrador is a leftist free-trade skeptic, and his landslide victory in Mexico's July 1 elections had raised doubts about the future of the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


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