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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered One

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:06

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state’s current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state’s Constitution.

Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From Job

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:56

Susan Peirez started shouting after being seated near a baby.

Gay Olympian Feels Bad Adam Rippon Is Dealing With Anti-LGBTQ Politics

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:11

As the first two publicly out gay men to win medals at the Winter Olympics, figure skaters Eric Radford and Adam Rippon have broken barriers and established legacies that will extend beyond the ice rink.

Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:58

A high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.

Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:52

A flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out because one of the passengers wouldn’t stop breaking wind.

Black Hockey Player Taunted With Racist Chant In Chicago

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:20

Washington Capitals hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly blasted the “disgusting” racist chant directed at him during an NHL game in Chicago Saturday night that led to the ejection of several fans.

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:51

LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Faces Criticism For Not Wearing Black To The BAFTAs

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:35

Stars at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night wore all-black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, much like they did at January’s Golden Globe awards.

Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:13

MILAN (AP) — Video of a British model retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played Monday at the trial in Italy of a Polish man charged in her kidnapping for ransom.

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:59

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel Expenses

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:48

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has scrapped plans for a business trip to Israel previously scheduled for this week, an agency official said.

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:44

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections. Tsvangirai died on Feb. 14 aged 65 after a long battle with cancer and is due to be buried on Tuesday in his rural home of Buhera, 200 km (130 miles) southeast of Harare. Party faithful converged on a square in downtown Harare to bid farewell to a man whose career was defined by his rivalry with long-time president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted in November.

Woman falls out window to her death while violating protective order

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:17

Police say a woman is dead after falling five stories from the window of an apartment where she wasn't supposed to be.

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:51

Nikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.

Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World Record

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:31

Canadian ice dancing power duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke a world record on Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earning the highest score ever in the short program.

NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:30

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say.

'Bachelor' Arie grilled by Becca's uncle during hometown dates

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:00

On the "Bachelor," Becca's uncle has been a father figure to her since she lost her dad as a child. And he has some tough questions for Arie about their relationship.

Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:53

A woman who pleaded guilty over her fiance’s kayaking death has argued that she was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when he drowned in rough waters after plunging overboard. “I was in danger, too, just as much as he was.

This Supreme Court Case Is The Biggest Threat To Organized Labor In Years

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:47

Mark Janus doesn’t want to pay fees to the labor union that represents him.

Turkey renames US embassy street amid row over Syria operation

Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:13

The street in Ankara where the US embassy is located was renamed after Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia on Monday, just days after the two sides agreed on the need to normalise relations. Already tense ties were strained further when Ankara started a ground and air offensive dubbed "Olive Branch" last month against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in its enclave of Afrin in western Syria. Ankara views the YPG as a terrorist offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an insurgency in Turkey which is listed as a terror organisation by the US and the European Union.


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