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Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 14:26

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties.

Michelle Obama To Release 'Deeply Personal' Memoir In November

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 14:15

Former first lady Michelle Obama announced new details Sunday about her much-anticipated memoir.

When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrown

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 13:50

Photographer Johnny Joo has travelled the United States photographing overgrown derelict sites from fairgrounds to shopping malls.

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 13:28

CHICAGO (AP) — Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 13:23

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - One hundred and ten girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday, in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. Boko Haram, whose name translates as "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria, has killed more than 20,000 people and forced two million to flee their homes in a violent insurgency that began in 2009. President Muhammadu Buhari, the 75-year-old former military ruler elected in 2015 after vowing to crush Boko Haram, has described the disappearance of the girls after Monday's attack in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, as a "national disaster".

Jefferson's 'tree of liberty' and the blood of schoolchildren

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 12:19

Why do we need assault rifles? According to some on the right, to fight off government tyranny, because you can't beat the U.S. Army with just handguns.

Jake Tapper Skewers Florida Sheriff Over Failure To Act On Shooter Red Flags

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 12:18

CNN’s Jake Tapper tore into a Florida sheriff Sunday about his office’s handling of over a dozen warnings from people about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who police say confessed to the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month.

California Democrats Decline To Endorse Dianne Feinstein For Re-Election

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:26

The California Democratic Party rebuked its senior senator early Sunday by declining to make an endorsement in the state’s U.S. Senate race.

British skier dies in French Alps while skiing off-piste

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:46

A British skier has died in the French Alps after he and two friends plunged hundreds of feet from a ridge while skiing off piste. In a separate incident, a 13-year-old boy died when both he and his brother fell off a cliff after they got lost while skiing with their family. The Briton, who has not been named, was with two friends in the resort of Oz-en-Oisans on Saturday when they decided to leave the marked slopes. Police said that all three men were in their 20s and were experienced skiers. “They were following ski tracks but they got lost when the tracks came to an end,” a spokesman for the gendarme mountain rescue unit, based in nearby Grenoble, told the Telegraph. “They saw a marked slope in the distance and were trying to get to that. But the area they had to go through was very unstable, made up of ridges and a mixture of snow and rocks,” he said. All three ended up falling, but not at the same time. The man who died fell somewhere between 100 and 200 metres, said the officer. “It looks like he died instantly. His body rolled down the ridge, bashing off rocks several times before it came to a halt,” said the spokesman. One of two other skiiers emerged unscathed from his fall, while the other suffered minor injuries. They were later taken to safety by a gendarme mountain rescue team. Police did not give the men’s names. In a separate incident, a 13-year-old French boy was found dead at the foot of a cliff after both he and his brother - who survived - fell from the precipice the night before after getting lost while skiing with their family in Avoriaz. The boys had wandered off piste on Saturday and, as night fell, ended up in a forest whose trees concealed the 490-foot cliff which they fell off. The younger brother, aged 10, spent the night in sub-zero temperatures beside his dead brother at the foot of the cliff. Rescuers eventually found the boys at dawn on Sunday. The younger brother was said to be be injured but in a stable condition. Earlier this week, a young British skier was killed after smashing into a tree at Les Diablerets, a Swiss ski resort, on the edge of a piste while on holiday with his family. 

North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:15

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from both Pyongyang and Washington.

Florida shooting survivor tells NRA supporters trying to discredit witnesses: 'We will outlive you'

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:06

A survivor of the Florida school shooting has told National Rifle Association supporters attempting to discredit witnesses that they should give up as he and classmates “are going to outlive” them. David Hogg has emerged as a powerful advocate for gun control after the Valentine’s Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, which left 17 people dead. The 18-year-old and his classmates have been described as “pawns” who are being “coached” by activists aiming to restrict firearm ownership in the US.

The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:01

In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.

Health officials: Tourist infected with measles visited Met, attractions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 07:44

Health officials warn that an Australian tourist, who is confirmed to have measles, visited several areas throughout New York, potentially exposing the illness to others in the area.

Woman's 'unrecognisable' body discovered in funeral home three years after she was meant to have been cremated

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 07:13

A complaint about the excessive amount of time the body had been stored for was filed by a former employee, sparking an investigation by the coroner’s office. Spartanburg County Coroner, Rusty Clevenger, said they had since identified the woman as 63-year-old Mary Alice Pitts Moore, who died of natural causes in March 2015. Mr Clevenger said the family had been informed on Friday and the identities of those responsible have been passed to police, though there was no information on possible charges.

Syrian Kurd leader arrested in Prague on Turkish warrant: parties

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 06:52

One of the most prominent leaders of Syria's Kurdish community has been arrested in Prague on a Turkish warrant, Kurdish political parties said Sunday. Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested late on Saturday in the Czech capital, according to a statement by a coalition of political parties that includes the PYD. Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that Saleh was detained based on an Interpol red notice issued by Turkish authorities.

Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 06:46

Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis. One of the recent arrivals, Nur Mohammad, said his village in Myanmar's Rakhine state was surrounded by Buddhist vigilantes for days before they were allowed to leave. Thirty-year-old Enayetullah was among the 200 Rohingya who crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh on Friday.

Florida shooting a result of 'abdication of duty': NRA

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 06:32

NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch tells ABC News' George Stephanopoulos the focus in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting should be local and FBI authorities.

Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:16

The mayor of Oakland on Saturday night warned the city’s residents of potential raids being conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Trump On Fox Savages 'Leaker' Schiff Who Has 'Probably' Done Something 'Illegal''

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 03:06

Donald Trump phoned in a rambling, non-stop talk with Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program Saturday, calling the newly released Democratic intelligence memo a “nothing,” and blasting  Rep.

Tweeters Barf Over Sweepstakes Prize Of Dinner With Donald Trump

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 02:50

The Republican National Committee used Twitter to promote a prize of attending a dinner with President Donald Trump.