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Dad Charged After Cops Find Body Near Where Toddler Was Left Outside For Not Drinking Milk

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 06:51

The Texas dad police accused of leaving his 3-year-old daughter outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk was charged with a first-degree felony on Monday, the day after authorities found a child’s body near the family’s home.

Analysis: Sen. Corker on Why Trump is 'Debasing' the Country

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 03:00

After a morning tweet feud with President Trump, GOP Sen. Bob Corker told reporter that he thinks Trump is 'debasing' the country by continuing to "lie." MSNBC analysts discuss how the escalating feud between Trump and Corker could impact Congress.

The Stabbed Russian Radio Journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer Is Now in a Coma

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:03

A well-known journalist for Russia's top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.

China top anti-graft watchdog says anti-corruption campaign has 'built into a crushing tide'

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:02

China's top anti-graft watchdog has said that a multi-year campaign against corruption is consolidating and would continue to develop, according to a work report released at a key leadership summit. The Central Commission of Discipline Inspection said in the report given to reporters on Monday as part of the closing ceremony of the 19th National Party Congress that the campaign has been "built into a crushing tide". President Xi Jinping's has vowed to battle deep-seated graft in the Party saying that a failure to stop corruption could damage the Party's future.

Bill O'Reilly Says He's 'Mad At God' For Not Giving Him More Protection

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:02

Bill O’Reilly says he’s made at God over the sexual harassment allegations that drove him off the air at Fox News earlier this year.

5 Teenagers in Michigan Charged With Murder

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00

They allegedly dropped rocks from an overpass, killing a father on his way home.

The two women accused of Kim Jong-nam's murder return to Kuala Lumpur airport

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:46

Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother visited the Malaysian airport on Tuesday where they allegedly poisoned him, escorted by huge numbers of heavily armed police. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, wearing bulletproof vests, were brought to Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s budget terminal along with the judge in the case, defence lawyers and prosecutors. About 200 police, many armed with rifles and wearing masks, fanned out as the entourage arrived at the terminal. After being escorted round the airport pursued by a huge pack of journalists, the suspects appeared to get tired and were placed in wheelchairs. Huong and Aisyah, in their 20s, are accused of killing Kim on February 13 by rubbing the nerve agent VX on his face in a Cold War-style hit that stunned the world. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who are on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, are escorted as they revisit the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang Credit: Reuters The women, who were arrested a few days after the assassination and face death by hanging if convicted, have pleaded not guilty to murdering the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-Un. At the airport, the women were first taken to the check-in area where they allegedly smeared the deadly nerve agent in Kim’s face. He died an agonising death within 20 minutes of the attack with a chemical so deadly it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction. CCTV appears to show attack on Kim Jong-nam 01:17 The suspects were then taken to a cafe called Bibik Heritage, where Aisyah met a man identified in court as "Mr Chang" who allegedly wiped a liquid on her hands before she carried out the attack. The group headed to the clinic where Kim was taken after the attack and then to a taxi stand, where the women went after the alleged murder. Kim Jong-nam's son breaks silence over Malaysia assassination 00:40 The women are accused on the charge sheet of committing the murder with four other suspects, who are still at large. Four North Koreans fled Malaysia on the day of the murder. The assassination sparked a fierce row between Malaysia and North Korea, which is suspected of ordering the hit. Pyongyang denies the allegation.  

Social Security Checks will Increase in 2018

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:13

Good news for 61.5 million Americans receiving Social Security benefits: your monthly checks are about to get larger.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's opposition scion makes final gamble

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:07

Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, has chosen to sit out Thursday's presidential election re-run, a move that may well end his dream of winning the nation's top job. The 72-year-old has been a mainstay of Kenyan politics since the 1980s, but despite four attempts has never won the presidency. Instead he seems to have inherited the political misfortune of his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, who led the opposition for three decades but never the country.

Hillary Clinton Criticized For Cursing On TV

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:59

The news outlet reported Clinton had used "an obscenity" during a late-night talk show in Britain.

Southern California Is On High Alert For Wildfires. Don’t Mow Your Lawn

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:20

On the heels of devastating wildfires that killed more than 40 people in Northern California earlier this month, Southern California is now on high alert for fire danger.

Murder trial starts for man who stoked US immigration debate

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican national who touched off a debate on illegal immigration when he fatally shot a woman on a San Francisco pier fired the gun on purpose, a prosecutor said Monday in her opening statement at his trial.

Why Bill O'Reilly's $32 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement Is 'Highly Unusual'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:36

The New York Times reported over the weekend that former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million in January to settle a sexual harassment case — a sum legal experts say is “unprecedented” and “highly unusual.”

10-Year-Old Killed By Teen's Crossbow Shot After 'Disagreement': Sheriff

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:23

A 13-year-old boy fatally shot a 10-year-old friend with a crossbow and wounded the victim’s younger brother as the boys played in a neighborhood treehouse in Oklahoma on Saturday evening, law enforcement officials said.

The Chinese Have Cracked the Code for Communicating With Trump

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:35

Stephen Wynn, who has financial interests in China, seems to be doing Beijing’s bidding.

Abadi defends role of Iranian-backed paramiltaries at meeting with Tillerson

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:42

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended the role of an Iranian-backed paramilitary force at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday in Baghdad. Tillerson arrived on Monday hours after the Iraqi government rejected his call to send home the Popular Mobilisation, an Iran-backed force that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. In his opening remarks at the meeting with Tillerson, Abadi said Popular Mobilisation "is part of the Iraqi institutions," rejecting accusations that it is acting as an Iranian proxy.

Holder Confident in Mueller Investigation

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:36

Former Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Rachel Maddow about how he feels about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the U.S. election, and whether Congress can get past politics to produce a useful report.

The Latest: IS militants came to Syrian town with hit list

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:26

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Poll: Trump disapproval rating jumps amid Gold Star widow controversy

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:04

President Trump's disapproval rating saw a bump on Monday as controversy continued over his call to a Gold Star widow. According to the daily presidential tracking poll from Rasmussen Reports, Trump has a 41 percent total approval rating and 58 percent total disapproval rating. This latest disapproval figure is Trump's highest since August 31.

Police need help identifying child who mysteriously washed up dead on Texas beach

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:44

Police are looking for the public's help to identify a young boy whose lifeless body washed ashore on a beach in Galveston, Texas, on Friday evening.