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RFK Jr. Seeking New Investigation Into His Father's Assassination

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 03:16

Robert Kennedy Jr. had a three-hour prison meeting in California with his


Flake: 'I do hope that somebody runs on the Republican side' against Trump in 2020

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 02:48

During an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) refuses to rule out a 2020 run for the White House, and expresses support for someone to challenge President Trump


Full Panel: 'The Chinese want a seat at the table' on North Korea talks

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 02:34

Victor Cha joins Andrea Mitchell, Eugene Robinson, Amy Walter and Matthew Continetti to talk about the back forth over whether the North Korea summit will still take place in Singapore.


Trump Slams Media For Concocting Official Who Actually Ran His White House Briefing

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 21:43

President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times in a tweet Saturday,


Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's Death

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 21:26

U.S. immigration authorities have altered their account of the Border Patrol's


Superpower in the Sky: Why Israel Wants F-35s and Deadly New F-15s

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:46

Although the F-35 saw its first combat duty this week in Israel, the Jewish state has reportedly decided to purchase more of the most advanced version of Boeing’s F-15 rather than buy more Joint Strike Fighters. On May 16, Flight Global—an aviation-focused news source—reported that Israel is proposing a deal to purchase twenty-five F-15Is in an advanced configuration. This would double the number of F-15Is the Israeli Air Force (IAF) currently operates.


The Latest: Klopp unhappy with Ramos 'wrestling' Salah

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:29

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (all times local):


Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: Official

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 18:13

The government program meant to place unaccompanied children taken from the


Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 18:10

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The family of a woman and girl who were wounded in an Oklahoma restaurant shooting said Saturday that the victims didn't know the gunman or why he attacked them as they walked into the lakeside restaurant for a birthday party.


The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 17:59

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):


Indiana School Shooting: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot Is in Critical But Stable Condition

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:22

It is not clear if the shooting was targeted.


Service Dog Gives Birth to 8 Puppies at Florida Airport Gate

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:00

They missed their flight.


Why Finding the Source of Tainted Romaine Lettuce Is so Hard

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:28

The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce started two months ago, and it has sickened 172 people and killed one. But federal investigators still do not know how the lettuce came to be contam...


AMBER Alert Issued for New York Toddler After Mom's Body Found Stuffed in Bag in Woods

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:25

Police in western New York are searching for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother’s dead body was found in the woods, stuffed in a plastic bag


Oil output could return to October 2016 level, says Russia's Novak

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:22

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said on Saturday. Sources said this week that Saudi Arabia and Russia were discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production to ease 17 months of strict supply curbs amid concerns that a price rally has gone too far. "When we extended the agreement until the end of 2018, we spoke about such possibilities (of returning to the October 2016 level)," Novak told reporters.


Hero teacher saved lives during Indiana school shooting

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:21

Jason Seaman, a science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., subdued a student armed with two handguns who opened fire inside his classroom Friday, May, 25, 2018 .


Tynes: NFL kneeling rule submits to Trump’s ‘fear-mongering’

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:20

Tyler Tynes, writer for SB Nation, says the National Football League overstepped its bounds by issuing its latest National Anthem regulation. However, former NFL safety Jack Brewer says the league has every right to dissuade protests in the workplace.


Colombia to join Nato as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace deal

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:10

Colombia will become the first country in Latin America to join Nato, the outgoing president announced on the eve of the first presidential elections since its bloody civil war came to an end. Juan Manuel Santos, who signed a peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrillas in 2016, ending the longest-running civil conflict in the western hemisphere and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, made the announcement on Friday night. Colombia will join next week as a "global partner", Mr Santos said, which means it will not necessarily have to take part in military action but will be fully accredited in Brussels. But the announcement came as the peace process, on which he staked his presidency, hangs in the balance. Mr Santos cannot run for a third term, and the current front-runner for the today's election (SUN) is Right-winger Ivan Duque, who has sharply criticised the deal for giving too much ground to the Farc. Juan Manuel Santos meets Theresa May in London, in November 2016 Hand-picked by Mr Santos's rival and presidential predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, Mr Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer and financial consultant from a prominent political family in Antioquia, has said he would alter the peace agreement if he is elected. While legally the deal cannot simply be torn up by a new government, it can be effectively “slow waked” to failure by blocking legislation needed to fully implement the agreement. People gather in Bogota, at the main Bolivar Square, on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Farc Mr Duque faces a strong challenge in the elections from the Left-wing candidate, Gustavo Petro, a well-known former rebel from the M-19 group who has a track record in congress and as the mayor of Bogota. The other three candidates are more centrist, and all are seasoned politicians: Germán Vargas Lleras toward the centre-right, and Sergio Fajardo and Humberto de la Calle – chief negotiator of the Farc peace deal - toward the centre-left. Polls suggest that no one candidate will win outright today (SUN), in which case a run-off will be held on June 17. Colombia joining Nato will mean it will cooperate on global security areas like cyber and maritime security, terrorism and links to organised crime. Alvaro Uribe, president of Colombia from 2002-10, has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the peace deal, and has chosen Ivan Duque as his successor "Colombia benefits a lot from being an active part of the international community,” said Mr Santos, announcing the move, which had been agreed last year, on national television. “Many of the problems we face are increasingly global and need the support and collaboration of other countries for their solution." Other global partners include Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.


Landslide Yes vote as Ireland referendum repeals tough abortion laws – what happens next?

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:58

Ireland’s prime minister hailed the "quiet revolution” which delivered an overwhelming victory in favour of repealing its strict abortion laws on Saturday in a poll that marked voters' steady drift away from the grip of the country's conservative Catholic roots. The country voted 67 per cent in favour of reform and 33 per cent against in a landslide victory for the pro-choice Yes campaign.  "We have seen the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over 20 years," Mr Varadkar said, as he waited for the votes to be counted in Dublin.  "It's been a great exercise in democracy and the people have said we want a modern constitution for a modern country, and that we trust women to take the right decisions about their own healthcare." Even Ireland's rural and conservative areas backed reform, with County Roscommon and the town of Longford returning Yes votes.  The majority of Irish voters have backed changing the country's abortion law Support for reform was so widespread that the No campaign conceded defeat several hours before the referendum count was finished.  "The people of Ireland weighed it in the balance and it came down on one side. I obviously would have preferred if they had come down on the other," John McGuirk, communications director for the "Save the 8th" campaign, said on Saturday.  Dr Peter Boylan, a leading member of the Yes campaign and former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, said they were "relieved and vindicated." Thousands forced abroad for terminations Since it was passed in 1983, an estimated 170,000 Irish women have had to travel to England for terminations. Those who have the procedure done illegally at home risk up to 14 years in prison. However, the pro-life No campaign has warned that the government's alternative, unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, is "too extreme." Young and old packed the streets of Dublin on Friday as they lined up to cast their vote following a tense and divisive campaign which has forced the country to grapple with its deeply held Catholic convictions.  One of the victims of Ireland's abortion policies referenced by the Yes campaign was Savita Halappanavar, died in hospital in Galway aged 31 when she was refused an abortion during a miscarriage. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, said she repeatedly asked for a termination but was refused because there was a foetal heartbeat. Irish PM urged reform President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina cast their votes in Dublin on Friday morning. Around two hours later Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar, a vocal advocate for repeal, voted in the city. "I always get a little buzz from voting, it just feels like it is democracy in action," Mr Varadkar said after emerging from the polling station at Castleknock. "Not taking anything for granted of course, but quietly confident - there's been good turnout across the country so far and hoping for a Yes vote tomorrow. "Obviously, I would be encouraging everyone to come out and vote, a high turnout would be to the advantage of the yes campaign." He urged voters not to be distracted by the sunny weather and exercise their democratic right. Yes campaigners hug one another as the count in the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws takes place at the RDS centre #HomeToVote campaign boosted turnout For several days at Dublin airport, activists had gathered in the arrivals lounge, clapping and cheering as they greeted Irish expats returning from as far away as Los Angeles, Hanoi and Nairobi to cast their vote. One group of well-wishers held large “welcome home” banner. Another unfurled a sign which said: “Thank you for making the journey so other women don’t have to.” Tara Flynn, a 48-year-old Yes voter, who had to fly to the Netherlands for an abortion 11 years ago, said: “It’s a vote to say, I don’t send you away anymore," referring to women who are forced to go abroad for terminations. Since Thursday, fleets of cars driven by volunteers have been ferrying voters from the airport to polling stations across the country. Many used social media to offer lifts, with Molly O’Cathain posting a photograph on Twitter of her car with a sign in the window that read “Repeal Mobile". Over 3,000 Irish women have UK abortions per year What happens next?  In a No vote scenario, nothing would have changed. But the Yes victory means the eighth amendment will be repealed.  Then, Irish lawmakers will get to work transferring the government's proposals into law.  Mr Varadkar has urged lawmakers to vote through the new legislation, whichever way they voted in the campaign.   


Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:40

Montana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they


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