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Twitter #PutStarWarsInOtherFilms And It Was Universally Entertaining

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:33

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits this weekend and even though that film is

US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:18

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there.

Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:20

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged compatriots to change their foreign currency to the lira to help prop up the embattled currency. The lira has lost 16 percent of its value against the greenback in a month as markets became jittery after Erdogan indicated he wanted a greater say in monetary policy if he won legislative and presidential elections on June 24. The lira hit 4.92 against the dollar on Wednesday before paring back some of its losses later this week after an emergency central bank rate hike.

Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:12

Cell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.

Toyota Corolla Crashes Into Parked 1931 Ford Model A

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:00

Years of restoration painfully ends in the hands of a careless, distracted driver.

Venezuela releases imprisoned American Joshua Holt

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 11:48

Sen. Bob Corker helped broker the release of Holt and his wife Thamy, who were accused of stockpiling weapons and held for two years without trial. They returned to the U.S. on Saturday.

Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 09:57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement.

China, Burkina Faso establish ties following Taiwan snub

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 09:15

China and Burkina Faso signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations on Saturday, days after the west African nation cut ties with Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. A communique on establishing relations was signed in Beijing by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterpart Alpha Barry. Burkina Faso broke off ties with Taiwan on Thursday, becoming the second country to do so within a month and leaving the democratically ruled island with only 18 diplomatic allies around the world.

China wins back Burkina Faso, urges Taiwan's last African ally to follow

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:44

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China increased diplomatic pressure on Taiwan on Saturday by urging the self-ruled island's last African ally, Swaziland, to align with Beijing as Burkina Faso re-established Chinese ties. Taiwan, which is claimed by China as its own, is Beijing's most sensitive territorial issue. Beijing says Taiwan is merely a Chinese province, with no right to state-to-state relations.

There Were 2 Mass Shootings In Texas Last Week, But Only 1 On TV

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:00

DENTON, Texas ― Amanda Painter sat at the kitchen table in an unfamiliar

Weird Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn't Know He Wants (But He Does)

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:00

As a dad, I take Father's Day seriously ― but not the gifts.

Ethiopia pardons senior opposition leader sentenced to death

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:34

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia pardoned on Saturday an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death, the latest in a series of pardons and releases of jailed dissidents announced in the wake of years of violent unrest. Andargachew Tsige was sentenced to death in absentia in 2009 over his role in the opposition group Ginbot 7, leading to his arrest in Yemen five years later and extradition to Ethiopia. Andargachew served as secretary-general of the anti-government group, which describes itself as a reform movement but is branded a terrorist organization by Addis Ababa.

Suspect wounds teacher, fellow student in 23rd school shooting in 2018

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:44

The student, who was being held by police, was armed with two handguns when he shot a science teacher and another student in a science classroom at a Noblesville West Middle School on Friday morning, police in the community 25 miles (42 km) northeast of Indianapolis said. As of early Saturday, authorities had not identified the student or filed charges against him. The shooting, by CNN's count, was the 23rd in the United States this year and comes just a week after a high school student in Santa Fe, Texas, shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.

Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:17

A four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance Saturday at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors. The fluffy little cub was the second born to Liang Liang, who has been on loan to Malaysia since 2014, aong with a male panda, a rare success story for natural reproduction among giant pandas which are notoriously clumsy at mating on the rare occasions they are actually in the mood. The family of three were in good health, said Mat Naim Ramli, director of the national zoo's panda centre outside Kuala Lumpur.

America revisits 'Pizza Bomber' mystery with new Netflix series

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:09

Netflix has now come out with a mini-series on the robbery and returns to a question that has divided opinion for 15 years: was that man, one Brian Wells, a willing accomplice, or was he the unwitting victim of a bizarre plot? The four fast-moving episodes of "Evil Genius," directed by Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, look back at all the puzzles that made up this heist in Erie, a small city in the Great Lakes region. In his hand he carries pages of rambling, hand-written instructions for a sort of a scavenger hunt for keys and combinations hidden around Erie that would remove the collar.

Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 03:00

> A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 24, 2018 at 5:39am PDT

EPA chief's security bill soars, agency cites death threats

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 22:16

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's security detail has cost taxpayers well over $3 million so far, up sharply from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt's life had been threatened. Pruitt, who environmental groups have accused of lax enforcement and cozy ties with industry, requested 24-hour protection beginning on his first day in office. It was an unusual measure for the nation's top environmental regulator, and Pruitt and the agency have said it was justified by a high number of threats to his life.

'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 19:12

The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations involving Alexander Torshin ahead of his meeting with the president's son.