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Newborn with jaundice dies after parents refuse treatment saying ‘God makes no mistakes’

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:17

A mother ignored a midwife’s warning their newborn baby could die of jaundice on religious grounds and refused to seek treatment for her child. Rachel Joy Piland, from Michigan, told the midwife “God makes no mistakes”, according to a police detective who testified in court last week. Detective Peter Scaccia said: "Rachel declined to seek any medical treatment for Abigail, stating God makes no mistakes.


Body-positive model Instagrams photo of her cellulite to encourage women to love their bodies

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:14

A body-postive model has posted an empowering photo of her cellulite on Instagram in an effort to encourage women to love their bodies.  SEE ALSO: Women destroy body-shamer's tweet in most empowering way Model Sophie Turner posted an image of herself taken from a photo shoot, expressing how it made her feel "angry" to see her cellulite.  "It was on my mind but why should it? I am more than cellulite, I am more than the belly rolls, and the back fat, and cellulite is normal!!" she wrote.  A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R  (@sophieeturner) on Sep 26, 2017 at 8:51am PDT Turner wrote that "it's natural for us ladies" to have cellulite, and "we need to stop seeing it as disgusting or ugly." "I’ve had cellulite since I was about 12 which is normal. After living with something for a decade it’s all a part of being me," she added.  Love the skin you’re in ❤️ #nophotoshop #noretouchingneeded #nofilterneeded A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R  (@sophieeturner) on Sep 25, 2017 at 9:35am PDT But, she says she's "still learning to love" her cellulite and "not hate it."  "It’s a slow road to self love but it’s the best thing you can do for your confidence and mental health," she continued.      WATCH: Why you probably, definitely shouldn't buy into this beauty trend


ICE Arrests Nearly 500 In Massive Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:23

President Donald Trump’s administration ramped up its crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities this week when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out countrywide detention raids, arresting 498 people from 42 different counties for alleged violations of federal immigration laws.


Vietnam court sentences to death PetroVietnam ex-chairman in mass trial

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:42

By Kham Nguyen HANOI (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam sentenced to death a former chairman of state -run PetroVietnam on Friday after finding him guilty in a mass trial of 51 officials and bankers accused of graft and mismanagement that led to losses of $69 million. The death sentence for ex-PetroVietnam chairman Nguyen Xuan Son was the first time in years it had been given to such a senior former official and comes amid an intensifying corruption crackdown and maneuvering within the ruling Communist Party. The death penalty had been recommended by the state prosecution.


Poll: Majority disapproves of President Trump's response to NFL protests

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:00

President Trump has made multiple comments on the NFL protests and a new poll finds most are not pleased with his responses.


iPhone X: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone of the future

Macworld - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:40

iPhone X: It’s real, it’s here, and it’s very expensive. After months of rumor and speculation, followed by the biggest pre-launch leak ever, on Apple finally revealed the iPhone X during the company’s annual fall press event in September.

This is a radical departure from the form factor of every other iPhone out there, including the brand-new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It comes with a jet-black edge-to-edge OLED screen topped by a TrueDetect camera system that enables a brand-new Face ID unlocking system and Animoji features.

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Go Anywhere On Earth In Under An Hour For The Price Of An Economy Air Ticket

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:31

Elon Musk unveiled his plans to build a city on Mars on Friday, but he also announced that the rockets used to get there could be repurposed for travel a lot closer to home.


Black Lives Matter is a Social Movement That Can't be Sued, Judge Rules

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:02

Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can't be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.


Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

Top Stories - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 02:42

A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000. Mount Agung, 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the resort hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963 -- a potential blow to the island's lucrative tourism industry. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said Friday that remote satellite sensing had picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater.


How to watch the Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series without cable

Macworld - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:37
Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

Education Secretary DeVos faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:58

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters holding signs opposing the Trump administration's promotion of for-profit schools and changes to how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday. DeVos ignored the protesters, but took questions from audience members on issues, including a White House move to reverse Obama-era guidance on how colleges should handle allegations of sexual assault on campus.


MS-13 Leader Orders Gang Members Not to Wear Nikes

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:39

A top MS-13 leader was secretly recorded urging the leaders of regional MS-13 gangs to work together, cautioning them about snitches and ordering them to send money back to gang leadership in El Salvador, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.


How One Houston Synagogue Is Facing Yom Kippur After Hurricane Harvey

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement that falls on Friday this year, is one of the holiest days on the Jewish religious calendar.


News Anchor Gives Birth to Baby Boy After Her Water Breaks Live on Air

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:34

A news anchor in New York made sure she finished her on-air segment — even after she realized that her water had broken on live television.


'Hatchet Man' Suspect Could Have Ties To Murder Of Teen Hikers, Police Say

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:52

A sex offender suspected of threatening several people with a weapon in Colorado may have ties to the unsolved murders of two teen hikers in Indiana, authorities said.


Massive granite slab falls kills 1, injures 1 in Yosemite

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:41

A hunk of rock "the size of an apartment building" fell off the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring another on a mountain at the height of climbing season, officials and witnesses said.


Did Russian ads on Facebook make a difference?

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:41

A study concluding it’s almost impossible to persuade voters to change their views raises provocative questions about how much impact foreign influence campaigns on Facebook might actually have had in 2016.


US Ambassador: Israel occupies just 2 percent of West Bank

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:39

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Israel raised eyebrows Thursday by saying that Israel occupies a tiny portion of the West Bank — just 2 percent — and that settlements there are part of the Jewish state proper.


Millionaire Trump Adviser Says Americans Can 'Buy A New Car' With $1,000 Tax Cut

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:25

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser — Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs president worth an estimated $266 million — appears to be completely clueless about what the average American family spends on a car, vacation or home improvement project.


Louisiana Athletes Must Stand for National Anthem

Top Stories - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:44

A Louisiana high school is giving athletes a choice: Stand during the national anthem or get kicked from team.


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