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Teen Linked to Mysterious Death of Grandmother

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:08

Three days after police found human remains in 15-year-old Logan Mott’s backyard, the teen was detained at the Canadian border. He was considered armed and dangerous by police and was on the run in his grandmother’s stolen car.


Death Toll Soars over 300 in Egypt Mosque Attack

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:07

Authorities say up to 30 gunmen fired through all of the windows and doors of an Egyptian mosque before going inside. More 300 people are dead, 27 of them children.


Relatives mourn missing Argentine submarine crew

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:03

Ten days after the missing Argentine submarine San Juan went silent, grieving relatives have begun mourning the loss of its 44 missing crew members with a religious ceremony Saturday, even though the navy has yet to declare them dead. A religious service is set to be held at 12:30 pm (1530 GMT) outside the Mar del Plata naval base, where the submarine was based, to support grieving friends and relatives. The search for the San Juan "will continue day and night with help from 13 countries," navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi said late Friday.


Two Journalism Schools Rescind Awards For Charlie Rose Amid Harassment Reports

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:00

Charlie Rose just lost two honors for his work in journalism as the future of his career remains uncertain in the wake of sexual harassment reports against him.


Man charged with killing Texas trooper who had stopped him

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 10:11

The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos becomes newest $100bn billionaire thanks to Black Friday

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 09:24

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the world’s newest and only $100bn billionaire – thanks to a $2.4bn surge in his personal fortune on the run up to Black Friday. The hike in Mr Bezos’s wealth had soared by $32.6bn this year up until Thursday, with the extra $2.4bn landing in his pocket ahead of the consumer frenzy, and secures his position as the world's richest man.


Plague deaths rise to nearly 200 as outbreak grows in Madagascar

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:56

A serious outbreak of the plague is threatening residents and tourists in Madagascar  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than 2,000 confirmed or suspected cases and that the death toll has reached 195 as of this week.


Mexico’s government creates marine park size of Illinois for sea animals in Pacific

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:45

Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area. Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto designated on Friday the Revillagigedo Archipelago, located some 390 km (242 miles) southeast of the Baja California peninsula, as a national park. The four volcanic islands that make up the Revillagigedo Archipelago and the surrounding waters are home to hundreds of species of animals and plants, including rays, humpback whales, sea turtles, lizards and migratory birds.


US changes course, allows PLO office to remain open

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has backtracked on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days.


This Russian Submarine Is a Big Part of a Master Plan to Dominate the Arctic

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:55

Russia’s recent focus on remilitarization of the Arctic has raised many eyebrows in policy circles. In addition to reactivating old bases in the Arctic Circle, and building more nuclear icebreakers, Russia is modernizing its approach to Arctic operations. Recent reports show that Russia is taking steps to deploy the Harpsichord (Klavesin) series of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) in the Arctic, by refitting some submarines to carry and employ them. Unlike smaller UUVs that were used before, the new UUVs are large and possess the capability to dive to great depths.


U.S. Allows Washington PLO Office to Remain Open

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:54

The Trump administration has backtracked on its earlier decision


This Was the Battle Ulysses S. Grant Hoped He 'Would Not Fight Again'

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:48

“Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. A battle with them outside of entrenchments cannot be had.” Thwarted by the Army of Northern Virginia at the North Anna River, Grant was preparing to swing around Robert E. Lee’s right flank again and push southeast. Lee then would have no choice but to leave his entrenchments at North Anna and attempt to stop the Federal forces from reaching Richmond, probably along the Chickahominy River.


The U.S. Marines Explained to Us When Fully Automatic Fire Is Needed in War

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:41

“America! Ahhhhh!” roars Chief Warrant Officer Christian Wade as he unloads with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle — and not with any of that wimpy “pew, pew, pew” slow and steady squeeze stuff. Gerald Trado, an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, take turns sending rounds down range in semi-automatic and fully automatic.


2017's Holiday Ads Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 06:20

The holidays are coming, and so are this year’s festive television commercials.


The GOP Crusade Against Obamacare's Mandate Says A Lot About How The Party Changed

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 05:46

Senate Republicans are set to vote next week on tax legislation that would eliminate the financial penalty for people who don’t get health insurance, often called the “individual mandate.”


Wendy's Deliciously Trolls McDonald's Over Botched Black Friday Tweet

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 04:21

Wendy’s has dished it out to rival fast-food chain McDonald’s over its busted Black Friday tweet.


Clashes as Pakistani police try to disperse Islamist sit-in

Top Stories - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 03:01

A policeman was killed and over 100 people wounded as Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas in a bid to disperse an Islamist sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country's capital for weeks. Smoke and tear gas filled the air as the roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear were also seen throwing rocks and using slingshots in the ongoing bid to clear 2,000 or so hardline demonstrators which began soon after dawn. AFP reporters at the site said more protesters were arriving, though it was difficult to tell how many.


Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 23:21

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn’t want to promote her on the world stage, a State Department source has told CNN.


Circus Tiger Shot Dead In Paris After Escaping From Owner

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 22:31

An animal handler on Friday shot dead his escaped circus tiger in the middle of a Paris district about a mile from the Eiffel Tower, according to French officials.


Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns."


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