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Parolee Who Stabbed Man 90 Times Over Football Smiled and Said Victim Had It Coming

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:09

If he "wasn't an (expletive), he'd still be alive"

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tells Trump He’s Going ‘Straight to Hell’ for Response to Puerto Rico Disaster

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:05

Lin-Manuel Miranda had some pointed words for Donald Trump after the president criticized San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other Puerto Rican officials who have been pleading for aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria

The Latest: Iraqis reach Turkey's border with Kurdish region

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:18

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):

Hugh Hefner secretly set up wife Crystal Harris to get millions upon his death

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:04

Despite an earlier report that alleged Hugh Hefner's wife, Crystal Harris, wouldn't get any of his reported $43 million after his death, a new report is claiming he actually secretly set her up to get millions.

China says U.S. should respect concerns on Taiwan

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 09:01

The United States must respect China's concerns on Taiwan to avoid causing disturbances in Sino-U.S. ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday. China considers democratic Taiwan to be a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the island under its control. The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help it defend itself and is the island's main source of arms.

Here's How Jews Observe Yom Kippur

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 08:25

Jews observe the day by fasting, no food or drinks are consumed for 25 hours, and some people also wear white as a symbol of purity.

San Juan Mayor Responds To Trump's Attacks: 'I Was Asking For Help'

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:51

President Donald Trump has hit back at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz’s claims that the federal government isn’t doing enough to support Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

How the U.S. Navy Is Learning to Beat Anti-Ship Missiles

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:47

When USS Mason fended-off several anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) near Yemen a year ago, it was a minor event: a few shots fired, no one hurt, mission continued. On October 9, 2016, Mason’s Aegis combat system detected two ASCMs launching thirty miles away in Yemen. It responded with two long range Standard Missile interceptors, one medium range Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile interceptor and a Nulka missile radar decoy.

Michael Bennett Was Not Racially Profiled: Sheriff

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 06:19

A police review also judged that officers didn't use excessive force when handcuffing and detaining Bennett at gunpoint.

Losing Syria bastion, IS lashes out behind front lines

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 05:35

Just after sunrise outside Syria's Raqa, dozens of Islamic State group jihadists donned Kurdish military uniforms, piled into cars with weapons, and broke back into a district they lost control of months ago. The raid was the latest evidence that IS, despite holding just a pocket of territory in its one-time stronghold, retains the capacity to wage deadly guerrilla attacks on areas thought to be relatively safe. The jihadists opened fire on a media centre run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Al-Meshleb, the easternmost neighbourhood of Raqa and the first area taken from IS in June.

Police Give All-Clear Over Active Shooter Reports At U.S. Air Force Academy

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 02:18

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado is on lockdown following reports of an active shooter on its grounds.

Oklahoma man convicted of murder in beheading case: media

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:46

A jury also found Alton Nolen, 33, guilty of assault crimes after less than two hours of deliberation in Cleveland County criminal court, the Oklahoman newspaper reported. Nolan had been suspended from his job at a food distribution plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, when he carried out the attack on co-workers in September, 2014.

Climber Falls From Cathedral Spire, Marking Third Incident In Yosemite This Week

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:36

A climber fell from Higher Cathedral Spiral in Yosemite Valley on Friday, marking the third accident in the national park in three days, KRON4 in San Francisco reported.

Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500,000 as more Rohingya flee

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:31

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after climbing out of a boat on a creek on Friday, Mohamed Rafiq could go no further.

S. Korea welcomes 'special' Olympic skaters from North

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:24

South Korean organisers of next year's Winter Olympics welcomed Saturday the "special" qualifying of figure skaters from the North, as Seoul seeks to promote its isolated neighbour's participation as a key part of the "Peace Games". Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik became the first North Koreans to qualify for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Friday after winning one of the five Olympic pairs spots available at a qualifying tournament in Germany. It means the North can now make plans to compete without waiting to find out if it will be handed wild card entries -- although Pyongyang has yet to formally confirm that its athletes will take part in the Games.

Seahawks Take On Trump's Attacks On NFL By Launching Charity For Equality

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:03

While President Donald Trump continues to criticize the displays of protest and unity during the national anthem at NFL games, the Seattle Seahawks have decided to go one step further to promote equality for all. The team announced Friday that it is launching a charity fund that will benefit education and leadership programs that fight inequality and promote justice, according to its official announcement. The Seahawks announced its fund one week after the team skipped the national anthem, following the lead set by former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the anthem in 2016 in response to the spike in police shootings of black people.

San Juan mayor calls hurricane disaster 'a people-are-dying' story

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:26

The mayor of Puerto Rico's hurricane-battered capital spoke on Friday of thirsty children drinking from creeks. In enumerable ways large and small, many of the 3.4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico struggled through a 10th day with little or no access to basic necessities - from electricity and clean, running water to communications, food and medicine.

Attorney: 'No doubt' OJ Simpson goes to Florida after prison

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:14

OJ Simpson will live in Florida after he is released on parole from a Nevada prison where he has been held for the past nine years for a robbery conviction, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne didn’t specify where the former sport and film star would live, although Tom Scotto, a close friend who lives in Naples, Florida, has offered his home. Scotto didn’t respond to messages seeking comment. "He’s going to Florida," LaVergne said. "There’s no doubt he’s going to Florida." However, the state attorney general doesn’t want Simpson to come back. Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter Friday to the Florida Department of Corrections, urging it to tell Nevada officials that Florida objects to Simpson serving his parole in the southern state. OJ Simpson walks out of prison after nine years 00:17 "Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson’s background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which he has been found civilly liable," Bondi said in the letter. "Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal." Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles. But he was found liable for their deaths in a civil case in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims’ families $33.5 million. Florida corrections officials have said in the past that they must accept the transfer if Nevada’s request meets the established criteria. A Florida corrections spokeswoman, Ashley Cook, said her agency has not received a transfer request or documents about Simpson. OJ timeline He becomes eligible for release Sunday, but LaVergne said he doesn’t know where or when it will happen. He expects to learn more when Simpson notifies him that he is being moved from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. Release plans are in motion but need to be finalized for Simpson to be freed, perhaps as early as Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada prisons official Brooke Keast said. Citing safety concerns, she said the plans were not being made public. Simpson’s attorney said he will begin pressing for answers if his client is not free by Oct. 8. LaVergne said he spoke with Simpson by telephone Thursday and that he is excited about his pending freedom. "He’s really looking forward to the simple pleasures," LaVergne said. "Seeing his family on the outside, spending time with them, eating food that’s not packaged." Simpson wants to eat steak and seafood and get a new iPhone, LaVergne told ABC’s "Good Morning America." Simpson won parole in July after serving nine years of a possible 33-year sentence for his 2008 conviction on armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges.  

California starts tackling huge affordable housing shortage

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:33

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature Friday on bills aimed at tackling the affordable housing crisis in California, which needs an estimated 1.5 million more homes and apartments to satisfy demand from those priced out of the soaring market.