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9 Safest Luxury SUVs for 2018

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:09


Maduro vows to free some jailed activists, raise Venezuela oil output

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:48

By Vivian Sequera and Andreina Aponte CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's newly re-elected President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday pledged to release some jailed opposition activists, boost the OPEC member's tanking oil production and open dialogue with business leaders. Maduro won a Sunday election that critics at home and abroad condemned as a farce cementing his autocracy, at a time when the oil-rich nation is suffering from increasingly dire food shortages, health crises, and mass emigration. Opposition politicians have said it is unlikely that he will make significant changes to the crumbling state-led economic model inherited from his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez.


Mike Pompeo fires back when was asked if Trump has conflicts of interest

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:42

While testifying before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked if President Trump has any conflicts of interest.


Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In To The NYPD For Sex Crimes

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:42

Harvey Weinstein plans to turn himself in to New York City law enforcement on


The Story Behind The Best Photo From The Royal Wedding

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:03

Brian Mulroney, a pageboy at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials last


Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:47

Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade. The Joint Investigation Team "has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia," top Dutch investigator Wilbert Paulissen said.


Rudy Giuliani: Trump Won't Interview With Mueller Until We Get ‘Spygate’ Report

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:59

WASHINGTON ― After weeks of describing June's planned meeting with North Korea


Pope tells bishops not to accept gay seminarians: report

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:55

Pope Francis warned Italian bishops this week to vet carefully applicants to the priesthood and reject anyone they suspected might be homosexual, local media reported on Thursday. "Keep an eye on the admissions to seminaries, keep your eyes open," the pope was quoted as saying by newspaper La Stampa's Vatican Insider service. "If in doubt, better not let them enter." The Vatican did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on the remarks, which Vatican Insider and Il Messaggero said were made at a closed-door gathering on Monday.


Best Buy has great deals on multiple Apple products for Memorial Day

Macworld - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:51

Best Buy is having a big sale for Memorial Day, and we’re happy to see that some of its best deals focus on Apple products. Not only are there great deals on MacBook Pros (which, honestly, we’ve kind of come to expect from Best Buy sales at this point), but you’ll even find nice discounts on the iPhone 8/8 Plus and the HomePod. 

A few of these deals have been active for a couple of days now, but it’s nice to see them lumped together. You can get the most recent 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar (Core i7) for just $1,149.99 (down from $1,299.00), for example, and you can lop off an additional $50 if you qualify for student pricing. For that matter, you can save $200 on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which brings the price down from $1,499.99 to $1,299.99. Other options are available as well.

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U.S.-backed Syrian forces arrest French Islamic State leader: SDF

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:23

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday they had arrested a French citizen who headed an Islamic State group in Syria and had been involved in the Paris and Nice attacks in 2015 and 2016. An SDF statement said the man arrested was Adrien Lionel Kayali and that he was born in 1983 and converted to Islam in 2003. French media have reported the captured man's name as French citizen Adrien Guihal, wanted in connection with terrorist activities in France.


Fashion Designer Convicted of Torturing 21-Year-Old Nanny and Burning Her Body

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:10

Sophie Lionnet's emaciated body was stuffed into a suitcase and burned on a bonfire


Police release bodycam footage from Sterling Brown arrest

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:38

Milwaukee police released bodycam footage from the Jan. 26 arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown.


Lebanon's Hariri named PM, wants unity government fast

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:36

Saad al-Hariri was designated as Lebanon's next prime minister on Thursday and said all parties agreed that a national unity government must be formed as quickly as possible due to economic risks at home and growing dangers in the region. The new coalition government is expected to reflect the enhanced political position of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and allies that support its possession of arms, which together won at least 70 of parliament's 128 seats in an election on May 6. Hariri won the support of nearly all the MPs in the new parliament during consultations with President Michel Aoun on Thursday, reflecting his status as the top Sunni politician despite his steep losses in the election.


Star Wars-loving family builds massive Millennium Falcon on their roof

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:00

The Powell family built their tribute to the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” in honor of ‘Solo,’ the latest Star Wars film, with help from friends and family.


Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report Shows

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:55

U.S. Border Patrol agents have resorted to troubling tactics toward


Pres. Trump calls off summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:52

A senior administration official says Trump made the decision after statements from North Korea threatened a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown” and called Vice President Pence a “political dummy.”


Permethrin-Treated Clothing May Disable Ticks, Study Finds

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:40

Shirts, pants, hats, and other clothing treated with the insecticide known as permethrin have been touted for 15 years as a way to prevent the tick bites that can lead to Lyme disease, Rocky Moun...


'Infinity War' Writers Try To Clear Up Marvel's Problematic Timeline

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:36

"Infinity War" screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus helped to


Sandy Hook families sue US conspiracy theorist

Top Stories - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:19

Six families of victims killed in one of America's worst mass shootings have filed a lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has claimed the massacre days shortly before Christmas 2012 never happened. Twenty small children and six adults were killed in less than five minutes on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, by 20-year-old killer Adam Lanza who then turned the gun on himself. A Connecticut law firm filed the defamation lawsuit in Bridgeport on Wednesday accusing Jones, his far-right website Infowars, other financial backers, one of his guests and another associate of greed in peddling their campaign.


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