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Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shooting

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:16

On the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack.

Jesse Watters' Mother Is 'Distraught' About Her Son's Views

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:09

If you’ve ever been distraught by something that Fox News host Jesse Watters said, you’re not alone.

Gift Card Scam: Crooks Can Drain the Money Off Your Cards

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:59

Gift cards are hotter than roasted chestnuts this yule season. Six in ten consumers have gift cards on their Christmas shopping list, according to a survey of 7,349 consumers for the National Ret...

2 Police Officers Shot in the Chest Were Saved by Bulletproof Vests

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:31

The police were engaged in a standoff

Astronaut Randy Bresnik Shares Heartwarming Final Photos on Board The ISS

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:28

Space dad comes home after a four month shift at the office.

Omarosa's exit raises questions about White House diversity

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:09

The announcement that the controversial aide was leaving her White House post has brought with it new questions about diversity — or lack of it — in the Trump White House.

Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:02

“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. The incident happened in the city of Grand Rapids as the girl was preparing to leave her home to go to the shops.

Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on America

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:35

China is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft.

Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:28

Joe Biden is offering another apology to Anita Hill.

Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged Communities

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:00

Nearly 745,000 men, women and children in Syria are trapped inside the war-torn country’s 33 besieged communities, living in desolate conditions at the mercy of President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime and its armed opponents.

The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey Shows

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:50

The outbreak of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has reportedly killed thousands more people than the government admits.

Froome maintains innocence as rival doubts handling of case

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:48

LONDON (AP) — Chris Froome's renewed protestations of innocence on Thursday were accompanied by doubts about why the four-time Tour de France champion was not immediately suspended for failing a doping test.

Patton Oswalt's First Christmastime With New Wife Is Pretty Adorable

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:29

Patton Oswalt appears to have this blended family thing on lock.

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:23

LONDON (AP) — Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze.

Omarosa Manigault Newman Denies She Was Fired From The White House

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:17

Omarosa Manigault Newman is bucking reports that White House chief of staff John Kelly fired her.

Thursday's Morning Email: Why Millennials Are Facing The Scariest Financial Future Since The Great Depression

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:54

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Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:18

(Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sergey Ryazanskiy from Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Italy's Paolo Nespoli with the European Space Agency. The capsule landed in the windswept and snow-covered steppe in Kazakhstan's central Karaganda region at 2.37 p.m. (0837 GMT). ...

Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:17

People around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.

An airplane drew a Christmas tree on a flight tracker because why not

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:04

How far would you go for a Christmas gif? SEE ALSO: Budweiser is one step closer to developing beer on Mars Airbus A380 — the world's largest passenger plane — carried out a very festive test flight over Germany on Wednesday, as can be viewed on flight tracker websites. An early Christmas gif from the @Airbus A380.See how Airbus drew their tree at — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 13, 2017 A spokesperson for Airbus told The Telegraph that this was a regulation test flight, of which there are hundreds every year. “Thanks to the co-operation of the air traffic controllers (Eurocontrol and DFS), it was possible to fly that Christmas tree flight path," they said. “It was the idea of test pilots and engineers — an Airbus greeting to all aviation fans during this Christmas period.” Of course Airbus said it was their A380 that did the flight, but we all know it's really you, Santa. You're not fooling anyone. WATCH: This device transforms your ordinary bicycle into an e-bike in seconds

US presses Thailand to downgrade ties with North Korea

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:35

The US has urged Thailand to downgrade diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea, a senior Thai official said Thursday after meeting with an American envoy, as the Trump administration pushes ahead with a global campaign to further isolate the nuclear-armed pariah state. General Wanlop Rugsanoah, secretary general of Thailand's National Security Council, told AFP the request was made during his meeting with US special envoy for North Korea Joseph Yun, who arrived in Bangkok Wednesday evening for a two-day trip to the kingdom. "The US asked Thailand to put more pressure on North Korea, put more trade and diplomatic pressure," Wanlop said after his sit-down with Yun in Bangkok.