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Roy Moore Says Gay Marriage Ruling Is 'Even Worse' Than 1857 Pro-Slavery Decision

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:07

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore said he believes a Supreme Court ruling allowing loving adults to marry is worse than the court’s 1857 decision that upheld slavery.

Scientists say your brain still works after death

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:15

Scientists have managed to make death even scarier.

Lonely Planet proclaims Chile and Seville, Spain best travel spots of 2018

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:13

The tastemakers at travel guide Lonely Planet have released their picks for the best destinations to visit next year, declaring Chile the country of 2018 and Seville, Spain the top city of 2018. 

The Latest: Report: 5,600 have returned from IS-held lands

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:00

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:06

By Phil Stewart and Manuel Mogato CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' trip to the Philippines this week couldn't have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City - with a critical dose of help from the U.S. military. Duterte, known for his strident anti-American rhetoric, has made no secret of his plans to cultivate ties with America's rivals, Russia and China.

Dad Charged After Cops Find Body Near Where Toddler Was Left Outside For Not Drinking Milk

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 06:51

The Texas dad police accused of leaving his 3-year-old daughter outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk was charged with a first-degree felony on Monday, the day after authorities found a child’s body near the family’s home.

Analysis: Sen. Corker on Why Trump is 'Debasing' the Country

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 03:00

After a morning tweet feud with President Trump, GOP Sen. Bob Corker told reporter that he thinks Trump is 'debasing' the country by continuing to "lie." MSNBC analysts discuss how the escalating feud between Trump and Corker could impact Congress.

The Stabbed Russian Radio Journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer Is Now in a Coma

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:03

A well-known journalist for Russia's top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.

China top anti-graft watchdog says anti-corruption campaign has 'built into a crushing tide'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:02

China's top anti-graft watchdog has said that a multi-year campaign against corruption is consolidating and would continue to develop, according to a work report released at a key leadership summit. The Central Commission of Discipline Inspection said in the report given to reporters on Monday as part of the closing ceremony of the 19th National Party Congress that the campaign has been "built into a crushing tide". President Xi Jinping's has vowed to battle deep-seated graft in the Party saying that a failure to stop corruption could damage the Party's future.

Bill O'Reilly Says He's 'Mad At God' For Not Giving Him More Protection

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:02

Bill O’Reilly says he’s made at God over the sexual harassment allegations that drove him off the air at Fox News earlier this year.

5 Teenagers in Michigan Charged With Murder

Top Stories - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:00

They allegedly dropped rocks from an overpass, killing a father on his way home.

The two women accused of Kim Jong-nam's murder return to Kuala Lumpur airport

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:46

Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother visited the Malaysian airport on Tuesday where they allegedly poisoned him, escorted by huge numbers of heavily armed police. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, wearing bulletproof vests, were brought to Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s budget terminal along with the judge in the case, defence lawyers and prosecutors. About 200 police, many armed with rifles and wearing masks, fanned out as the entourage arrived at the terminal. After being escorted round the airport pursued by a huge pack of journalists, the suspects appeared to get tired and were placed in wheelchairs. Huong and Aisyah, in their 20s, are accused of killing Kim on February 13 by rubbing the nerve agent VX on his face in a Cold War-style hit that stunned the world. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who are on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, are escorted as they revisit the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang Credit: Reuters The women, who were arrested a few days after the assassination and face death by hanging if convicted, have pleaded not guilty to murdering the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-Un. At the airport, the women were first taken to the check-in area where they allegedly smeared the deadly nerve agent in Kim’s face. He died an agonising death within 20 minutes of the attack with a chemical so deadly it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction. CCTV appears to show attack on Kim Jong-nam 01:17 The suspects were then taken to a cafe called Bibik Heritage, where Aisyah met a man identified in court as "Mr Chang" who allegedly wiped a liquid on her hands before she carried out the attack. The group headed to the clinic where Kim was taken after the attack and then to a taxi stand, where the women went after the alleged murder. Kim Jong-nam's son breaks silence over Malaysia assassination 00:40 The women are accused on the charge sheet of committing the murder with four other suspects, who are still at large. Four North Koreans fled Malaysia on the day of the murder. The assassination sparked a fierce row between Malaysia and North Korea, which is suspected of ordering the hit. Pyongyang denies the allegation.  

Social Security Checks will Increase in 2018

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:13

Good news for 61.5 million Americans receiving Social Security benefits: your monthly checks are about to get larger.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's opposition scion makes final gamble

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:07

Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, has chosen to sit out Thursday's presidential election re-run, a move that may well end his dream of winning the nation's top job. The 72-year-old has been a mainstay of Kenyan politics since the 1980s, but despite four attempts has never won the presidency. Instead he seems to have inherited the political misfortune of his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, who led the opposition for three decades but never the country.

Hillary Clinton Criticized For Cursing On TV

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:59

The news outlet reported Clinton had used "an obscenity" during a late-night talk show in Britain.

Southern California Is On High Alert For Wildfires. Don’t Mow Your Lawn

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:20

On the heels of devastating wildfires that killed more than 40 people in Northern California earlier this month, Southern California is now on high alert for fire danger.

Murder trial starts for man who stoked US immigration debate

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican national who touched off a debate on illegal immigration when he fatally shot a woman on a San Francisco pier fired the gun on purpose, a prosecutor said Monday in her opening statement at his trial.

Why Bill O'Reilly's $32 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement Is 'Highly Unusual'

Top Stories - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:36

The New York Times reported over the weekend that former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million in January to settle a sexual harassment case — a sum legal experts say is “unprecedented” and “highly unusual.”

Apple Music FAQ: The ins and outs of Apple's streaming music service

Macworld - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:35

Editor’s note: This article was last updated on October 23, 2017, to include info on Apple Music’s original programming and show-based content. 

Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in 2003, and now it’s going after the current hottest trend: Streaming media. Apple Music launched in 2015 to take on the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and other streaming subscription services. Now that it has hit its two-year mark, Apple Music is showing no signs of slowing down—Apple is using the platform to launch original content and television shows, as well as exclusive content from artists.

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