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New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 03:16

DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West.


The FBI Agent Accused of Accidental Shooting During a Backflip Has Been Arrested

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:14

Video appeared to show him dropping his handgun while doing a backflip


With Harry Reid’s Help, Moderate Democrat Triumphs In Nevada Governor Primary

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:07

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak won the Democratic nomination for


Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:02

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest. The largest and most threatening blaze, a 12-day-old conflagration dubbed the 416 Fire, has scorched more than 23,000 acres (9,461 hectares) of drought-parched grass, brush and timber at the edge of the San Juan National Forest near the southwestern Colorado town of Durango. Fire crews made some headway against the blaze on Tuesday, managing to extend containment lines to 15 percent of the fire's perimeter, up from 10 percent on Monday, despite persistent hot, dry conditions and fierce winds of up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).


Veteran Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, With Obamacare Lawsuit Possibly A Factor

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 00:12

A highly respected career lawyer at the Justice Department has decided to


Saudi-Led Forces Have Begun Their Assault on the Yemen Port City of Hodeida

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:23

The U.N. and other aid groups had pulled their international staff from Hodeida ahead of the rumored assault


Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Tuesday.


One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects: study

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:03

One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday. Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis," said lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Maine Gov. Paul LePage 'Probably' Won't Certify Primary Election Results

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:36

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said he would "probably not" certify the results of


George H.W. Bush becomes 1st US president to turn 94

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:48

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94.


Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probe

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is worried that Russian intelligence services will use a criminal case in Washington to gather information about its investigation and U.S. intelligence-gathering methods.


Illinois Republicans Urge Trump Not To Commute Rod Blagojevich's Sentence

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:16

Illinois' Republican congressmen are speaking out against commuting former


Want a HomePod? Best Buy’s $50 price drop makes it a more appealing purchase

Macworld - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:08

The HomePod may not have been everything we wanted it to be, but there’s no real denying that it’s one of the best sounding smart speakers we’ve heard. Even though it’s missing a few features we’d love, its appeal goes up further with every price drop. And wouldn’t you know, Best Buy is currently selling the HomePod for $50 off, which brings the price down to just below $300. Hey, we’re getting there, right?

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Backflipping FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Man Charged With Assault

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:56

The backflipping FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg at a Denver


AT&T Just Got Cleared to Buy Time Warner in a Massive $85 Billion Media Merger

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:55

The deal could pave the way to further consolidation


Best Father’s Day gifts for tech enthusiasts

Macworld - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:30
C'mon. He's a dad

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We’ve buried ourselves in voluminous research. We’ve conducted countless surveys in order to prepare for today’s mission: Naming the perfect Father’s Day gifts for tech-enthusiast dads.

So brace yourself for nine awesome suggestions, and then brace yourselves for embraces from happy fathers. It’s time to lean into what dads actually want, and just make them happy on Sunday, June 17.

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Lawrence: Trump accomplished 'nothing' at summit with Kim Jong Un

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:03

Lawrence reacts to Donald Trump saying the murderous dictator of North Korea "loves his people." Nicholas Kristof says Trump is acting like a "spokesman" for North Korea by praising the country's dictator.


Toddler Wandering Into Traffic Is Saved in the Nick of Time by Heroic Police Officer

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:10

The child had gotten away from his mom and made his way to the busy highway two blocks away.


The Latest: 'Upbeat' Trump calls GOP senators after summit

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un (all times local):


Hero police officer honoured after saving toddler who ran into busy highway traffic

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:57

A police sergeant is being lauded as a hero after stopping traffic just outside of Chicago and saving the life of a toddler who had slipped away from his mother’s watchful eye. Video from a dash cam of the incident shows the officer approach the small child running in the right side lane of a busy road in the Chicago suburbs, before the officer stops the car and gets out. The sergeant, Anthony Mannino, was celebrated on the Facebook page for the Naperville Police Department.


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