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Donald Trump Revels In Recounting The 'Very Good Towels' He Threw To Hurricane Victims

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:20

President Donald Trump congratulated himself on his trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico last week by celebrating the “incredible” cheering of the “crowd of a lot of people” who watched him throw rolls of paper towels.


Democrats look to distance themselves from Weinstein

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:12

“This is a pretty bad guy who did some really awful things,” Sen. Chris Murphy said Sunday. “People that took money from him should probably give it back.”


Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Meets with Detroit Medical Examiner Four Months After Rocker’s Death

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:08

Four months after Chris Cornell‘s shocking death, his widow is still searching for answers


Teenager 'thrown out of school' for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:02

A 17-year-old student is suing her high school district after she claims she was suspended for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. India Landry, from Houston, said she was asked to leave Windfern High School after the incident, despite having sat during the Pledge to the flag hundreds of times before. The federal lawsuit alleges administrators at the school had been "recently whipped into a frenzy" by NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, according to the NY Daily News.


Father of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock 'ran illegal bingo parlour and tried to start his own church'

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:55

The father of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was reportedly a self-ordained minister who carried out marriage ceremonies and wanted to start his own church as well as being on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list of fugitives. In the search to understand the psychology of the mass murderer, attention has focused on the colourful criminal life of his father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock. Although the killer had no previous criminal convictions and apparently lived in the shadows of society, rarely speaking to his neighbours, his father was a larger than life character, according to reports.


Las Vegas Killer Did Target Practice Before Attack

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:53

Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in the city before turning a gun on himself.


Kitten Rescued With Homemade Pole After Being Trapped in Pipe, 25 Feet Underground

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:32

"Animals don't always understand that we are there to help, so making the grab is never easy," one of the rescuers said.


Sudan Airways seeks post-embargo Boeing, Airbus spare parts

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:30

Sudan's national carrier aims to revive its fleet by procuring new components from Boeing and Airbus after Washington lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum, a minister said Sunday. Sudan Airways, one of the oldest airlines in Africa, has 12 of its 14-strong fleet of aircraft grounded after failing to source spare parts from Boeing and Airbus because of the sanctions imposed in 1997.


San Juan Mayor Pleads For Help: 'We Need Water!'

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:29

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said on Sunday that despite the compassion of the U.S. public, the federal government “does not want to help” Puerto Rico.


NRA's Chris Cox: 'We Don't Believe Bans Ever Worked On Anything'

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:12

While the National Rifle Association has said it would support regulating bump stocks ― the device the Las Vegas shooter used to turn his semi-automatic firearms into automatic ones ― the gun lobby’s executive director said Sunday that a push in Congress to ban the gun accessory would be useless.


Corker fires back at Trump: 'The White House has become an adult day care center'

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:40

The Republican senator from Tennessee mocked Trump after the president suggested he “didn’t have the guts” to run for reelection and is now expected to “stand in the way of our great agenda.”


Trump's White House has 'become an adult day care center', Republican senator Bob Corker says in extraordinary response to President's attack

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:29

Republican Senator Bob Corker has likened Donald Trump's White House to "an adult day care centre", in an extraordinary response after the President's attack on him. "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care centre," Mr Corker tweeted. Earlier that day, Mr Trump had issued a series of tweets disparaging the Senator, who announced last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018.


Body-Cam Footage From Salt Lake City Police Shooting Continues To Raise Questions

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:38

Salt Lake City police body-cam captured white officers shooting a black man who they say threatened them, but evidence of this remains unclear in footage of Patrick Harmon running away.


Likely successor to Cuba's Castro rejects U.S. demands for change

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:19

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - The man forecast to replace Cuban President Raul Castro early next year rejected U.S. demands that the Communist-run country change its political and economic system. “The changes needed in Cuba will solely be carried out by the Cuban people,” Diaz-Canel said.


Man Who Tortured Girlfriend's Autistic Son Gets 65-Year Prison Sentence

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:16

He also abused the boy's younger brother


North Korea's Kim Jong Un Gives More Power to Sister

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 09:26

Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong are the children of Ko Yong Hui. Their half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, who was critical of the regime, was killed at a Malaysian airport in February.


Which is better: Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte or Ingrit the Wood Witch's boiled rabbit smoothie?

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 09:00

Whenever fall time comes around, everyone flocks to Starbucks to pick up one of their fancy Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Little do they know there's a perfectly decent warm and toasty seasonal beverage in town for free*.  I'm speaking, of course, about Ingrit the Wood Witch's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie. SEE ALSO: 6 incredibly fashion forward sweaters for fall 2017 There are plenty of reasons why the overrated and mass-produced Pumpkin Spice Latte is no match for Ingrit's home-grown, locally sourced boiled rabbit smoothie. For example: The Ingredients Image: shelby slauerThe Pumpkin Spice Latte is a complicated mixture of espresso, milk, vanilla and pumpkin syrup, with whipped cream and cinnamon on top. Ingrit's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie is just a simple mixture of boiling water, herbs, and rabbit carcass. You can even make it right from home!  Now ask yourself which camp you'd rather be in this season? Point: Ingrit the Wood Witch The Experience Image: shelby slauerThe Pumpkin Spice Latte requires a trip to Starbucks, where you have to wait in a long line and pay a large sum of money. Ingrit's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie? Well, that only requires a trip to the thick woods located off of the highway, where there's no wait time, and the cost is just a bag of chicken bones!  Starbucks uses your money to line the pockets of executives, while Ingrit uses your chicken bones to make her famous, "Chicken Bone Lollipops (The Bone Marrow Is The Lolli)." Point: Ingrit the Wood Witch The "Status" Image: shelby slauerWhy would you look "basic" taking Instagram pictures in front of a large corporate chain when you could look "like you're drinking something with rabbit in it" in front of some thick pines and Ingrit's boiling pot? The choice is SIMPLE. Point: Ingrit the Wood Witch Any Questions? The most pressing question you probably have is, "How is the Boiled Rabbit Smoothie a smoothie when there is boiling water and no ice?" And the answer is simple: we use yogurt of course! Image: shelby slauerNow go forth and make Ingrit's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie your new first choice for a fall beverage. Content sponsored by Ingrit the Wood Witch. Thanks for reading Mashable Humor: original comedy every day. Or most days. We're people, just like you, and we're trying our best.


Chris Murphy: senator at heart of gun control push senses a change in debate

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 08:08

Chris Murphy speaks during a press conference on gun violence held by Senate Democrats at the Capitol. In the hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, when a man alone in a hotel suite sprayed gunfire on 22,000 concertgoers 32 floors below, leaving 58 dead and injuring almost 500, Senator Chris Murphy rose once again to demand lawmakers do more to prevent these tragedies.


Stephen Paddock: Las Vegas shooter visited Middle East, police reveal

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 08:03

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had visited the Middle East during a series of cruises, police have revealed. Investigators remain stumped as to Paddock’s motives but said he visited the contentious region on a cruise. The region, where Isis and other jihadi groups have a presence in some areas, may be of interest to security services because of speculation Paddock became radicalised.


White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

Top Stories - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:15

Two white tiger cubs have mauled their keeper to death at a wildlife national park in southern India, an official said on Sunday. Anji, 40, was killed late Saturday at Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bangalore when the two cubs attacked him as he herded them into their enclosure, park chief Santosh Kumar told AFP. The tigers were eventually driven off by park staff but the victim was already dead.


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