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Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates Could Come Down To Drawing Straws

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:30

A three-judge panel in Virginia decided Wednesday to count a ballot cast for a Republican in a race for the state’s House of Delegates that was decided by just one vote, meaning the contest is now a tie.


Candy Canes Are Everywhere During Christmas. Here’s Why

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:06

They weren't always the most popular Christmas candy


Lenovo has a 27-inch 1440p monitor for $200

Macworld - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:58

Lenovo has a great last-minute deal today for a 27-inch 2560x1440 monitor: You can pick up the Lenovo L27q for $200. To get the $100 discount, use the coupon code MONITORSALE (via TechBargains) at checkout. The coupon code is case sensitive.

Besides the QHD resolution, Lenovo outfitted this IPS panel with a "Near-Edgeless Infinity" screen. This means that the borders of the screen are as thin as possible, allowing users to place multiple monitors side-by-side with less of a gap between the image on each display.

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Donald Trump threatens to cut 'billions of dollars' in aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:53

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold billions of dollars in aid from those nations which criticise his controversial decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a raising of the stakes over the US’s move to recognise Jerusalem and shift its embassy there - something long requested by Israel and their conservative supporters in the US - Mr Trump said he could penalise those countries that voted against the move at the UN. Previously, the US’s UN Ambassador Niki Haley had warned the US would would be “taking names” of any countries who supported a resolution criticising Washington’s actions.


Veterinarian Accused Of Shooting Neighbors' Dog In The Head

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:52

A veterinarian in Louisiana was arrested on Tuesday and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly fatally shooting her neighbors’ dog in the head.


Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:39

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump amplified Haley’s threat.


Trump says GOP has 'essentially repealed Obamacare' with tax bill

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:16

But while the Republican plan removes the individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.


Woman Who Accidentally Gunned Down Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:15

Monalisa Perez has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Pedro Ruiz III on June 26.


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0T AWD

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:35

The closest you'll get to a Giulia wagon.


Student Finishes College Final Exam While In Labor

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:07

Nayzia’ Thomas’ Twitter was still blowing up with interview requests and well wishes on Wednesday, because this young woman knows how to multitask.


The 50 Most Hilarious Tweets From Parents This Year

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:52

Every week, we round up the most hilarious tweets from moms and dads.


Saudi, Lebanon diplomats caught in diplomatic tussle

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:43

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other's diplomat, though both were named months ago.


Woman who shot boyfriend for YouTube prank pleads guilty to second degree manslaughter

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:34

Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minnesota, shot her boyfriend through a book he was holding to his chest for a stunt the couple intended to upload to YouTube. Ms Perez said they did not believe the bullet would make it through the 1.5-inch tome. Ms Perez was pregnant at the time, and the couple’s 3-year-old daughter was standing nearby, authorities said.


Video shows car dragging office up to 60 mph

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:05

When Florida police officer Jon Cusak approached a man and woman sitting in a car, they quickly took off, and with Cusak clinging to the driver-side door. The whole incident was caught on his body camera.


Mexico Tour Bus Crash Kills At Least 12

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:43

A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on a tour of ancient Mayan ruins flipped on a highway in southeast Mexico early Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 18.


Larry Nassar Was Allowed To See Patients During Sexual Assault Investigation

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:18

Michigan State University reportedly allowed former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to continue working with patients in 2014 and 2015 while he was under criminal investigation for sexual assault.


Ivanka Trump surprise visit to Connecticut school prompts some parents to pull children from class

Top Stories - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:05

​Ivanka Trump’s surprise unannounced visit to a school in Connecticut has prompted some parents to pull their children from class. The US president’s daughter addressed secondary school students at the Norwalk Early College Academy about the importance of education in the sciences, technology, mathematics, and engineering. Ms Trump, who serves as an unpaid advisor to her father, said: "To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real-life skills into a classroom environment, but then coupling it with real-life experience through internship, creates this really beautiful virtuous angle”.


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