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U.S. Allows Washington PLO Office to Remain Open

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:54

The Trump administration has backtracked on its earlier decision

This Was the Battle Ulysses S. Grant Hoped He 'Would Not Fight Again'

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:48

“Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. A battle with them outside of entrenchments cannot be had.” Thwarted by the Army of Northern Virginia at the North Anna River, Grant was preparing to swing around Robert E. Lee’s right flank again and push southeast. Lee then would have no choice but to leave his entrenchments at North Anna and attempt to stop the Federal forces from reaching Richmond, probably along the Chickahominy River.

The U.S. Marines Explained to Us When Fully Automatic Fire Is Needed in War

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:41

“America! Ahhhhh!” roars Chief Warrant Officer Christian Wade as he unloads with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle — and not with any of that wimpy “pew, pew, pew” slow and steady squeeze stuff. Gerald Trado, an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, take turns sending rounds down range in semi-automatic and fully automatic.

2017's Holiday Ads Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 06:20

The holidays are coming, and so are this year’s festive television commercials.

The GOP Crusade Against Obamacare's Mandate Says A Lot About How The Party Changed

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 05:46

Senate Republicans are set to vote next week on tax legislation that would eliminate the financial penalty for people who don’t get health insurance, often called the “individual mandate.”

Wendy's Deliciously Trolls McDonald's Over Botched Black Friday Tweet

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 04:21

Wendy’s has dished it out to rival fast-food chain McDonald’s over its busted Black Friday tweet.

Clashes as Pakistani police try to disperse Islamist sit-in

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 03:01

A policeman was killed and over 100 people wounded as Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas in a bid to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. Smoke and tear gas filled the air as the roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear were also seen throwing rocks and using slingshots in the ongoing bid to clear 2,000 or so hardline demonstrators which began soon after dawn. AFP reporters at the site said more protesters were arriving, though it was difficult to tell how many.

Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 23:21

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn’t want to promote her on the world stage, a State Department source has told CNN.

Circus Tiger Shot Dead In Paris After Escaping From Owner

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 22:31

An animal handler on Friday shot dead his escaped circus tiger in the middle of a Paris district about a mile from the Eiffel Tower, according to French officials.

Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns."

Hope fades after 9 days of searching for Argentine submarine

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:28

By Hugh Bronstein and Luc Cohen BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after days of waiting at the sub's Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded. The submarine went missing nine days ago with only a one-week supply of oxygen onboard. President Mauricio Macri said the search would continue and that he expected the submarine to be located in the days ahead.

Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:27

A woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer.

Teen Accusing 2 NYPD Officers Of Rape Was Bullied By Others At Hospital, Lawyer Says

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:06

An 18-year-old woman was allegedly harassed at a hospital by several members of the New York Police Department just hours after she was allegedly raped by two of their colleagues, according to her lawyer.

Mark Hamill Hints At A Potentially Huge Reveal In 'The Last Jedi'

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:25

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is scheduled for release Dec. 15 ― and actor Mark Hamill is already trying to keep spoilers from getting out.

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:10

Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later.

German SPD considers propping up Merkel, but only if members agree

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:52

By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats agreed on Friday, under intense pressure, to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government, but pledged that party members would have the final say on any deal. The about-turn by the center-left SPD, which had said it would go into opposition after suffering its worst result in 70 years in September's election, could help avert a disruptive repeat vote in Europe's economic and political powerhouse. SPD leader Martin Schulz told a news conference the party leadership had reached the decision out of a sense of responsibility to Germany and Europe after Merkel's attempt to form a government with the pro-business Free Democrats and environmental Greens smaller parties collapsed on Sunday.

US already has 2,000 troops in Syria, Pentagon set to reveal

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:51

The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U troops in Syria, two US officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The US military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops in Syria, mostly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces group of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State in the north of the country. Two US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Pentagon could, as early as Monday, publicly announce that there are slightly more than 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria.

Wendy's hits McDonald's with sick burn after Black Friday Twitter fail

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:43

  Black Friday: McDonald’s isn't lovin' it. In fact, they just got served — by another hamburger chain. If you missed the drama on Thursday, the person who runs the McDonald's Twitter account made a very public mistake. SEE ALSO: McDonald's just posted the ultimate Black Friday Twitter fail Black Friday **** Need copy and link**** — McDonald's (@McDonaldsCorp) November 24, 2017 The next day, one of the company's rivals decided to go for the jugular.  When the tweets are as broken as the ice cream machine. — Wendy's (@Wendys) November 24, 2017 Cold. Blooded. Like a French fry dipped in a creamy Frosty. Back in 2015, complaints about broken McDonald’s ice cream machines were so common, they became a meme. Some dissatisfied customer even made an app to keep track of which machines were actually working.  Way to rub salt in a wound, Wendy's. Delicious, delicious salt.  WATCH: This wooden block will charge your phone Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism.

Canadian dog walker survives three days in remote bush - thanks to her three dogs

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:21

A Canadian dog walker has said she was able to survive for more than two days in the wilderness thanks to her pet border collie, boxer and beagle. Annette Poitras, 56, was out walking her dogs on Monday when she fell, injuring herself and losing her phone in remote British Columbia. She was not rescued until Wednesday afternoon, after an extensive search from a rescue team. Her husband Marcel said the three dogs, which did not leave her side during the ordeal, helped to keep her alive. Annette Poitras, could not have survived over two days in the wilderness without the help of her dogs Credit: Coquitlam Search and Rescue Mr Poitras said that his wife and the dogs - a border collie called Chloe, a boxer named Roxy, and Bubba, a pug-beagle mix - looked after each other over two days and two nights, with no supplies and periods of "torrential" rain. He said his wife used her coat to keep Roxy, the short-haired boxer, warm and took her lead from the dogs who dug a hole in the undergrowth to sleep in, following suit. "One of them was cuddling [her] and one of them was on guard and the other one was looking for food," he told Global News. Annette Poitras Credit: Coquitlam Search and Rescue None of the dogs left her side, he added. Over 100 rescuers combed the wilderness near Eagle Mountain to try and find Mrs Poitras after her husband reported her missing on Monday. Two helicopters were also used in the search. Eventually, one group of rescuers heard faint cries for help and the dogs' barks and were able to locate them in a remote area. The rescue team said she was "alive and in good condition" quite far into the Coquitlam Watershed and off trail, in dense bush and swamp. Mr Poitras said his wife was recovering and will be released from hospital this week. The couple are looking forward to "quiet, peace, walking dogs, visiting family" now the ordeal is over, he added. 

Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:20

Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership. Trump has pushed to ease regulations on businesses, including the financial sector, a stance seemingly at odds with Cordray's more aggressive regulatory approach.