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Canadian Couple Ends Epic Custody Battle Over Hockey Tickets

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:21

If anyone needs evidence of how passionate Canadian hockey fans are, look no further than Beverly and Donald McLeod.

Iran, Iraq plan joint drills over Kurdish independence vote

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:58

Iran will hold a joint military exercise with Iraq in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan region's "illegitimate" independence referendum, an Iranian military official announced on Saturday. Iran, which borders Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish region, strongly opposed the vote held Monday, fearing it would provoke separatists among its own Kurdish population. Iraq's central government has demanded the annulment of the referendum, which resulted in a huge "yes" for independence.

Questions Over The Trump Administration's Travel Spending Won't End With Tom Price

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:43

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is being investigated by the Treasury Department’s inspector general for opting to use a government jet to commute from New York to D.C. after an August news conference in Trump Tower, ABC reported last week.

US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health 'attacks'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States delivered an ominous warning to Americans on Friday to stay away from Cuba and ordered home more than half the U.S. diplomatic corps, acknowledging neither the Cubans nor America's FBI can figure out who or what is responsible for months of mysterious health ailments.

The Hiking Trip That Helped Me Reconnect With Exercise

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:18

I have never been an athlete, but I’m not a stranger to exercise either.

Our Search For A Secret White Supremacist Meeting In A Tennessee Forest

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:07

WASHINGTON ― Prominent neo-Nazis, white supremacists and Klansmen are gathering in East Tennessee this weekend ― over Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar ― for a conference associated with Stormfront, the infamous neo-Nazi internet forum.

Twitter accuses Michelle Obama of pushing 'racist' literature onto children

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:47

Former first lady Michelle Obama is facing accusations of pushing "racist" literature onto children by Twitter users after a school librarian rejected a donation of books from first lady Melania Trump and wrote a blog criticizing her literary choices.

ACLU Challenges Trump's New Travel Ban

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:06

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday that it is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over its new travel ban.

Who Is Thelma Williams? Facebook Kidnapping ‘Victim’ Faked Abduction

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:17

“Do you think she'll look pretty with her insides spilled all over the basement floor?” Williams wrote before the fake abduction.

Andrea Yates’ Life in Prison After Drowning Her 5 Children: She ‘Misses Them Every Day’

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:04

Andrea Yates was a 36-year-old mother of five young children. When her husband went to work on June 20, 2001, Yates methodically drowned all five children in the bathtub of their Houston-area home

'Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:56

The exhibition at MOPA in San Diego brings together 19 artists whose images (from 2000-2015) explore the political, economic and social changes in Mexico.

Police Officer Fatally Shot and Another Wounded in Georgia

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:03

Two suspects have been arrested while a third remains at large

Now I Get It: North Korea’s quest to develop a hydrogen bomb

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:55

Fiery rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea has further motivated North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to develop and launch a nuclear weapon. North Korea has conducted six underground nuclear tests and a series of successful missile launches. North Korean foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, says they’re planning to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

A Steelers fan painted a swastika on the team flag because the NFL protests made him angry

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:47

A Pennsylvania man upset his neighbors by painting a red swastika over the Pittsburgh Steelers flag following their decision to stay in the locker room last Sunday.

Does Olaplex Really Work? Your Split Ends Will Think So

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:47

Give me your color-treated, your damaged strands, and your poor dry locks.

How The GOP Tax Plan Could Radically Reshape U.S. Housing Policy

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:45

WASHINGTON ― The tax reform blueprint Republicans unveiled this week would upend U.S. housing policy if it becomes law. “This proposal will take away any tax benefit for owning homes for the vast majority of people who own homes,” said Gregg Polsky, a tax expert at the University of Georgia. Mortgage interest and property tax deductions cost the U.S. Treasury more than $100 billion a year in lost tax revenue, expenditures that are bigger in dollar terms than any other housing program.

San Juan Mayor: 'My People Are Dying Here'

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:30

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico talks with Rachel Maddow about the yawning gap between the harsh reality that Americans in Puerto Rico are dealing with and the impotence and inefficiency of the Trump administration's response.

Some Mormons await guidance on political rifts at conference

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:44

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is holding its twice-a-year conference this weekend amid a tumultuous political climate in the U.S. and without the participation of its ailing 90-year-old president.

This Is the U.S. Military's Tank-Killer Missile That Russia Fears Most

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:33

When Russia provided military support to separatists in Ukraine, columns of Russian tanks were instrumental in turning back Ukrainian Army offensives and seizing government strongpoints, notably the Donetsk International Airport in January 2015. For hawks like Senator John McCain pushing for the United States to provide direct military aid to Ukraine, Javelin missiles were cited as a key weapon system that might have reversed the Ukrainian Army’s fortunes on the battlefield—and one far more practical to put into action than a main battle tank or jet fighter. The U.S.-made FGM-148 Javelin is one of the premier portable anti-tank missile systems in the world.