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Rex Tillerson Warns That The Poisoning of a Former Russian Spy in Britain Will 'Trigger a Response'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:49

“This is a pretty serious action,” the U.S. Secretary of State said

Papadopoulos says that Trump personally encouraged him to arrange meeting with Putin, new book reports

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:00

According to “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” George Papadopoulos told federal investigators that during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump personally encouraged him to follow up with mysterious Russian-connected figures in the United Kingdom in order to set up a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sarah Sanders Simply Refuses To Say 'Russia' When Quizzed On UK Poisoning

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:40

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointedly avoided saying the word “Russia” on Monday when very specifically questioned about that country’s culpability in the poisoning last week of a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent. British officials have determined that Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with a nerve agent developed in Russia. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Monday that it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the attack. “We must now stand ready to take extensive measures,” May said.

DeVos gets cold shoulder from White House after interviews

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a less than ringing endorsement from the White House on Monday after a pair of uncomfortable television interviews raised questions about her commitment to help underperforming schools and support for President Donald Trump's proposal to curb school violence.

9 Of The Best Women's Hanging Toiletry Bags

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:18

Even the most practically packed person relies on a few unique travel accessories to get the job done. From packing cubes and shoe bags to travel scarfs with zippered pockets, there are all kinds of ways you can smartly pack for your next getaway. 

Convicted 'Accountant of Auschwitz' reported dead at 96

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:47

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday they were notified that a former Nazi death camp guard dubbed the "Accountant of Auschwitz" died before he could begin serving his 4-year sentence.

S-Hooks Are for So Much More Than Just Kitchen Organization

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:46

4 other ways they'll up your storage game

Man with hammer tries to stop driver from fleeing a car crash

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:34

Several people tried to stop the driver of an SUV who fled the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Miami. One man got out of his van with a sledgehammer to smash the windows of the SUV.

U.S. warns it may act on Syria as onslaught against Ghouta grinds on

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:03

By Michelle Nichols and Suleiman Al-Khalidi UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington "remains prepared to act if we must," if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria, as the Syrian army's onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated. The United States asked the Security Council to demand an immediate 30-day ceasefire in Damascus and rebel-held eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, backed by Russia and Iran, say they are targeting "terrorist" groups which are shelling the capital.

Parkland Survivor To Trump: 'Show Us That You Aren't Owned By The NRA'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:10

In a Monday interview with CNN, David Hogg and Alfonso Calderon expressed disappointment over the White House’s new gun and school safety proposals, which include arming teachers to help prevent future on-campus shootings. Trump endorsed changing the age requirement last month during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House in the wake of the Florida shooting in which the suspected gunman used a semi-automatic rifle.

US scientists rescued in Antarctica by Argentina icebreaker

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:08

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A group of American scientists who were stranded in an ice-bound island off the northeastern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula were rescued Sunday by an Argentine icebreaker, U.S. and Argentine authorities said Monday.

White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on Russia

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:01

The White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.

US proposes new Ghouta ceasefire at UN and signals readiness to act on its own

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:03

Nikki Haley speaks at a security council meeting on the the situation in Syria at the United Nations on 12 March. The United States has proposed a new binding resolution imposing an immediate 30-day ceasefire in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, adding that if the UN security council fails to agree, Washington is prepared to act unilaterally – as it did when it fired missiles at a Syrian government air base last year.

Convicted 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies aged 96, German media reports

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:54

A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has died aged 96 nearly three years after his conviction for being an accessory to murder, German media said Monday. A spokesman of the prosecutor's office in the northern city of Hanover told AFP that Oskar Groening's lawyer had informed him of his death but he was unable to confirm it officially. Groening worked as an accountant at Auschwitz, sorting and counting the money taken from those killed or used as slave labour, and shipping it back to his Nazi superiors in Berlin. He was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the camp and sentenced to four years in prison. A court doctor determined last year that he was able to serve his sentence, on condition he was given appropriate nursing and medical care, but he was never jailed. More to follow... 

March Madness odds: Which team has the best chances to win the title?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:32

After months of competition, the 68 teams selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament were revealed on Sunday night. After defeating North Carolina to claim the ACC championship, the Virginia men's basketball team secured the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.

Red tape traps teenagers seeking refuge in U.S.

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:16

Like most teenagers in the United States, Luis looked forward to his 18th birthday. Unlike most teens, Luis’s excitement was not about being able to vote or buy cigarettes or other American rites of passage associated with turning 18, but about the prospect of being released from custody and reunited with his family.

Haley Anderson Murder: Person of Interest Orlando Tercero Believed to Have Fled to Nicaragua

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:11

Haley Anderson was found dead by Binghamton police during a welfare check on Friday, officials said.

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:07

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said.

US Navy sends submarines to Arctic for icy exercises

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:06

As countries race to militarize and exploit the Arctic, two U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines have arrived in the Arctic Ocean for a five-week biennial exercise, called ICEX 2018.