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John McCain Slams 'Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism' in Liberty Medal Acceptance Speech

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:11

The senator hit back against isolationism in a pointed speech while accepting the Liberty Medal

Mitch McConnell Looking Queasy With Trump Prompts #FreeMcConnell Tweets

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:33

“You good, bro?”  Twitter users are expressing concern for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

Gregg Popovich Goes Full Throttle On 'Soulless Coward' Donald Trump

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:22

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich did not hold back in his latest criticism of President Donald Trump.

Trump: Ask Gen. Kelly If He Got A Call From Obama?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:07

During a interview, President Trump claims that President Obama did not call General Kelly after his son died in Afghanistan.

The Latest: More evacuees from California wildfires go home

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:27

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From Terrorists

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:26

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city.

Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:23

Human remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week.  The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps  to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron. The captured animal was examined in Cairns on Tuesday, with human remains found inside. A Saltwater Crocodile is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park in Sydney  Credit:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images "Investigations continue with officers preparing a report for the coroner," police said. Isabella Eggins, a granddaughter of Ms Cameron, said  last week the family feared she had died in tragic circumstances. “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my mother Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances,” Ms Eggins said on Facebook. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to seven metres long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of the vast continent's tropical north and kill an average of two people a year. A series of crocodile attacks in the region in recent years has prompted calls for the state government to order a cull – a move that has so far been rejected. Ms Cameron's family also said they did not want to see any crocs culled. "The crocodiles... are not responsible for being crocodiles, and doing what crocodiles do," her son Craig Eggins said, according to the Cairns Post.

North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:04

North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.

Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:50

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State group, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence.

'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning death

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:25

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.

The U.S. Navy Just Parked a Guided-Missile Submarine Right Near North Korea

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:36

As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, the United States continues to bring more long-range precision striking power into the region. On October 13, USS Michigan (SSGN 727)—an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine—pulled into a South Korean naval base in the port city of Busan. While the U.S. Pacific Command states that Michigan’s visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) was long planned, the message to North Korea is clear—the United States will stand by Seoul if Pyongyang makes any aggressive moves.

US says Venezuela regional vote neither free nor fair

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:25

The United States on Monday condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair as European countries also voiced concerns, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win. Maduro's opponents cried foul after official results said his socialist party won governorships in 17 of the troubled oil producer's 23 states in Sunday's elections, defying opinion polls. Washington -- which has imposed sanctions on Maduro and his inner circle over what it calls Venezuela's slide into dictatorship -- said the lack of outside observers, last-minute changes to polling station locations and other irregularities meant the vote was not credible.

Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:48

President Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction.

US military rushes to defuse looming crisis in Kirkuk after Iraqi army advances

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:46

Iraqi forces patrol in the streets after they retake the control of the city center from peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Monday. US military commanders are scrambling to stop a conflict escalating between two forces they arm and train, after the Iraqi army seized the contested, oil-rich city of Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga. The Pentagon sought to play down the scale of clashes between the two sides, after forces loyal to the central government in Baghdad rapidly took over nearly all the city on Monday, and Kurdish forces abandoned their positions, retreating to nearby oilfields.

Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:44

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone.

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk governor's office in push against Kurds

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:38

Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor's office, key military sites and an oil field on Monday as they swept across the disputed province following soaring tensions with Kurds over an independence referendum. The rapid advance, involving troops, tanks and armoured vehicles, aims to recapture oil and military targets that Kurdish forces took over during the fightback against the Islamic State group (IS). Iraqi forces thrust into Kirkuk city, capital of the oil-rich province, and took control of the governor's office, which had been left deserted, the federal police chief said.

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:34

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. Judge William Bryson issued the ruling in federal court in Marshall, Texas, in a longstanding dispute between Allergan and generic drugmakers Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Akorn Inc. Bryson said a group of patents Allergan obtained on Restasis, which are set to expire in 2024, should not have been granted because they describe methods of treatment that were obvious in light of earlier patents granted to the company.

Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: Cops

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:26

Instead of helping, the female customer, known as a regular of the 7-Eleven, reached into his pocket and took his credit card, local authorities said.

Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:23

Authorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park

Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:05

Activist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.