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Poll: Majority disapproves of President Trump's response to NFL protests

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:00

President Trump has made multiple comments on the NFL protests and a new poll finds most are not pleased with his responses.

Go Anywhere On Earth In Under An Hour For The Price Of An Economy Air Ticket

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:31

Elon Musk unveiled his plans to build a city on Mars on Friday, but he also announced that the rockets used to get there could be repurposed for travel a lot closer to home.

Black Lives Matter is a Social Movement That Can't be Sued, Judge Rules

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:02

Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can't be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 02:42

A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000. Mount Agung, 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the resort hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963 -- a potential blow to the island's lucrative tourism industry. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said Friday that remote satellite sensing had picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater.

Education Secretary DeVos faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:58

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters holding signs opposing the Trump administration's promotion of for-profit schools and changes to how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday. DeVos ignored the protesters, but took questions from audience members on issues, including a White House move to reverse Obama-era guidance on how colleges should handle allegations of sexual assault on campus.

MS-13 Leader Orders Gang Members Not to Wear Nikes

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:39

A top MS-13 leader was secretly recorded urging the leaders of regional MS-13 gangs to work together, cautioning them about snitches and ordering them to send money back to gang leadership in El Salvador, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.

How One Houston Synagogue Is Facing Yom Kippur After Hurricane Harvey

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement that falls on Friday this year, is one of the holiest days on the Jewish religious calendar.

News Anchor Gives Birth to Baby Boy After Her Water Breaks Live on Air

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:34

A news anchor in New York made sure she finished her on-air segment — even after she realized that her water had broken on live television.

'Hatchet Man' Suspect Could Have Ties To Murder Of Teen Hikers, Police Say

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:52

A sex offender suspected of threatening several people with a weapon in Colorado may have ties to the unsolved murders of two teen hikers in Indiana, authorities said.

Massive granite slab falls kills 1, injures 1 in Yosemite

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:41

A hunk of rock "the size of an apartment building" fell off the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring another on a mountain at the height of climbing season, officials and witnesses said.

Did Russian ads on Facebook make a difference?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:41

A study concluding it’s almost impossible to persuade voters to change their views raises provocative questions about how much impact foreign influence campaigns on Facebook might actually have had in 2016.

US Ambassador: Israel occupies just 2 percent of West Bank

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:39

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Israel raised eyebrows Thursday by saying that Israel occupies a tiny portion of the West Bank — just 2 percent — and that settlements there are part of the Jewish state proper.

Millionaire Trump Adviser Says Americans Can 'Buy A New Car' With $1,000 Tax Cut

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:25

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser — Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs president worth an estimated $266 million — appears to be completely clueless about what the average American family spends on a car, vacation or home improvement project.

Louisiana Athletes Must Stand for National Anthem

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:44

A Louisiana high school is giving athletes a choice: Stand during the national anthem or get kicked from team.

Megyn Kelly's cameraman accidentally stepped on screen and yelled a curse word

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:32

Another day, another controversy on "Megyn Kelly Today."

Relatives of Former Cheer Coach Accused of Killing Newborn Say Baby Was Stillborn

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:24

Relatives and friends of the 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of killing her newborn baby before burying it in a shallow grave behind her parent’s home have opened up about the allegations — and they insist the child was stillborn

The 80 Most Delish Taco Recipes

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:14

Yom Kippur eve

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:01

Jewish worshipers in Israel performed the Tashlich ritual and Kaparot ritual on Yom Kippur eve, the Day of Atonement, the most important day in the Jewish calendar, which will start at sunset on Sept. 29.

School says it will ban student athletes from playing if they take a knee during national anthem

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:34

A Louisiana high school is ordering student athletes to stand during the national anthem, echoing Donald Trump’s calls to prohibit athletes from standing or kneeling in protest. In a letter to students and parents, Parkway High School Principal Waylon Bates said that the school “requires student athletes to stand in a respectful manner” and warned students who don’t bend to the rule would be punished with a loss of playing time or “removal from the team”. By mandating athletes rise for the anthem, Mr Bates thrust his high school into a national furor provoked by Mr Trump’s comments.

After tsunami, ocean plastic acted as rafts for small sea life

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:22

After a tsunami hit Japan in 2011, hundreds of aquatic species migrated across the ocean to the US by hitching rides on debris that acted as rafts, researchers said Thursday. A total of 289 living species were found in the US on tsunami debris originating from Japan between 2012 and 2017, said the report in the journal Science. "This has turned out to be one of the biggest, unplanned, natural experiments in marine biology, perhaps in history," said co-author John Chapman of Oregon State University.