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What Happened To Norma's Brain?

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:31

AUSTIN, Texas ― For as long as she could remember, Norma Herrera had trouble getting to sleep.

Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:49

The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.

U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:39

By Andrea Shalal and Sabine Siebold MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Iran's development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. McMaster accused Iran of escalating a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East by building and arming "Hezbollah-style" proxy armies in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere as it has done in Lebanon. "So the time is now, we think, to act against Iran," he told the Munich Security Conference, calling on U.S. allies to halt trade that was helping underwrite the expansion of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic.

This dog's heartwarming rescue from a New York subway tunnel will bring you happy tears

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:39

One lucky pup found compassiom in a most unlikely place: The New York City subway. Dakota, aka Loppy the dog, was playing with her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn on Friday when the pooch managed to escape. Frightened, the poor pup ran to a place that she knew — the Jay St. station — and ended up inside the dangerous subway tunnel. SEE ALSO: How this startup is trying to bring dog toys into the 21st century "It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell or jumped in," Dakota's owner, Caroline Francis, posted to her Facebook.  The NYC subway runs off of an electrified third rail, so once notified, workers shut the trains down and cut power to the subway in order to save the dog.  A/C/F train riders, apologies for the delay- Dakota escaped from the dog park and- you guessed it- onto the tracks. Thank @MTA NYCT for the assist on the rescue, job well done by all, service back up & dog on the way to the vet for a minor injury- Appreciate everyone’s patience! pic.twitter.com/gSA5ynPgGX — NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) February 16, 2018 After over an hour of searching, Francis says that things were looking "devastatingly bleak." She begged the MTA to let her onto the tracks to help search the miles of subway tunnels. "Then a miracle happened," Francis wrote. "An MTA officer took it upon herself to explore the tracks several stations away. And, against all odds, she found Loppy." Francis says the pup was bloodied, cold, dirty, and terrified, but miraculously OK.  "The joy I felt when the police officer showed me a photo and said 'is this her?' was all-consuming," she wrote. "Being reunited with this little creature is something more powerful than I can explain." The dog suffered some lung damage, lost a few teeth, and fractured her jaw, according to the New York Daily News. She is currently being treated at Pearl Blue hospital, but is expected to make a speedy recovery. MTA Supervisor Sanya Hill, who found the pup about a mile away from where she entered the subway, says she spotted Loppy curled up at the back of the subway platform. “I had my flashlight out and I was looking and then I saw the dog,” Hill told the News. “I didn't want her to bite me, I didn't want to scare her any more than she was. She was already shaking and already curled up all the way to the back of the platform.” Francis ended her Facebook post with a heartwarming message to all of the New Yorkers who likely complained for hours about how their commute was interrupted. "New York can feel like a cold, hard city," Francis wrote. "But this city—the NYPD and MTA in particular—rallied around me at my darkest hour. They saved my best friend. That warmth and support moves me in a way I can’t explain. To all the commuters who got stuck for 60+ minutes, know that your sacrifice saved her life—thank you. I've been so touched by all who have reached out with kind words." WATCH: Your cat can achieve ultimate chill with this portable hammock

The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:23

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a Chicago Police commander killed in the line of duty (all times local):

Scientists discover painting hidden behind Picasso masterpiece

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:57

Scientists examining a work by Pablo Picasso using x-ray technology have discovered that he painted it over a landscape painting by an unknown artist. It was painted during Picasso's Blue Period, when he mainly used monochromatic shades of blue and blue-green. The researchers' technique allowed them to study the painting in-depth in just 24 hours, and revealed the horizontal landscape created by a different Barcelona painter, whose identity remains unknown, under the visible surface of Picasso's painting.

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:51

Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.

Needed in Syria: Disengagement

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:40

One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.

Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Calls On Governor To Halt AR-15 Sales

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:16

In the wake of Florida’s horrific school shooting, Gwen Graham, a Democratic candidate in the state’s gubernatorial race, called on Gov. Rick Scott to immediately suspend sales and permits of AR-15s and assault-style weapons.

10 Freeway back open in Rialto after deadly crash prompts 16-hour closure

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:02

Both directions of the 10 Freeway in Rialto were reopened Saturday morning, more than 16 hours after a fiery crash killed five people.

Pope revives sexual abuse panel

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:39

The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.

Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in Miami

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:52

Students rallied for gun control outside the Federal Courthouse in Broward County, Florida, while miles away, hundreds gathered for two separate gun shows.

Mexico earthquake: At least 13 dead including three children in military helicopter crash after tremor

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:29

At least 13 people, including three children, died after a military helicopter crashed near the site of a major earthquake in Mexico. Authorities said all of the victims were on the ground when the helicopter crashed. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to land in Santiago Jamiltepec after a tour of damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

Mexico: 13 dead after helicopter surveying damage of magnitude 7.2 earthquake crashes

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:23

While there were no reported deaths from an earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Friday evening, 13 people died when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the damage the following morning.

Public reports 'clearly show' Assad's use of chemical weapons: McMaster

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:07

By Idrees Ali and Thomas Escritt MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account. "Public accounts and photos clearly show that Assad's chemical weapons use is continuing," McMaster said at a major international security conference taking place in Munich.

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:33

A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00

A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.

Lindsey Vonn Has A Message For Her Trump-Supporting Twitter Trolls

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:18

American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has sent a message to the internet trolls who bombarded her with abuse after she missed out on a medal at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:37

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India's commitment to help Afghanistan become "a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country" after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on the last day of his three-day visit. There was no mention of financial assistance or providing weapons to help Afghanistan fight militants by either leader.

Maame Biney's Pioneering Run At The Winter Olympics Is Over

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:25

U.S. speedskater Maame Biney finished last in her 1,500 meter short-track heat on Saturday, ending her trailblazing run at the Winter Olympics.


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