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Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut Bill

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:08

WASHINGTON ― Even before House and Senate lawmakers held their first official meeting on Wednesday to work out differences between their tax bills, Republican tax writers were touting a tentative deal Wednesday that would likely set up final congressional passage of a compromise GOP proposal next week.


Racial tension over Charlottesville allegedly sparked Omarosa's departure from Trump White House

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:55

Omarosa Manigault-Newman has been an ally of President Donald Trump since her appearance on "The Apprentice" in 2004, but her role in his White House will now come to an end after her departure was announced on Wednesday morning.


Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:38

Sarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiway

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, federal accident investigators said Wednesday.


Republicans strike deal on tax plan as they rush to pass it before arrival of Alabama's new Democratic senator

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:13

Senate and House Republicans have struck a tentative deal on a tax plan as they race to get a final measure on President Donald Trump’s desk by Christmas. At the same time, Democrats are urging Republicans to delay the process until a newly-elected Democratic senator from Alabama, Doug Jones, is seated - currently expected not to be until after the Senate wraps up its work for the year. In a stunning upset on Tuesday, Mr Jones defeated his Republican opponent Roy Moore in a special election, flipping control of the seat and reducing the Republican Senate margin to 51-49.


Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:36

You know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.


Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A Terrorist

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:32

In a video that went viral on Twitter, people wearing American flag-themed clothing, including one wearing a shirt supporting President Donald Trump, can be seen laughing at a Palestinian-American family who attended a pro-Palestine rally in Los Angeles on Sunday.


Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:32

A team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.


Firefighters defend homes as huge California wildfire rages on

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:27

Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California's scenic coastline, destroying more than 700 homes, sought on Wednesday to defend homes from flames whipped by resurgent Santa Ana winds. The so-called Thomas Fire, already the state's fifth-largest wildland blaze on record, remained a threat to the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito despite gains made by crews during a lull in the winds a day earlier. "Very high fuel loading, critically low fuel moistures, above average temperatures and single-digit relative humidities will continue to support fire growth on the west, east and north sides of the Thomas Incident," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement.


8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicide

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:47

An 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media.


Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:38

Rep. Jackie Speier cautioned that Doug Jones’s shock defeat of Roy Moore is a “unique” result that may not apply to the 2018 midterms.


Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:29

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war. De Mistura, speaking on Swiss television station RTS, said failure to make peace quickly through United Nations mediation could lead to "a fragmentation of Syria".


North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem grows

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:17

A new unmanned ship from North Korea washed Japanese shores this week with at least one dead body.


Roy Moore mistaken in Alabama recount claim

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:08

Rachel Maddow reports on why Roy Moore is mistaken to believe he can call for a recount in the senate race he just lost, apparently the result of misleading guidance from the Alabama secretary of state.


Family Grows From 5 Members to 11 After the Birth of Sextuplets

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:03

The three boys and three girls are expected to remain in the NICU for the next month.


Keaton Jones Visits University of Tennessee Football Team as Reports Say His Dad Might Be a White Supremacist

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:54

Shawn White is currently serving a three-year prison term for assault.


For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:49

Yahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.


Prosecutors move to keep death penalty an option in slayings

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:46

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to hold onto their ability to seek the death penalty against two cousins in the deaths of four men found buried on a Philadelphia-area farm, although attorneys have said a deal with one defendant would take capital punishment off the table.


The Latest: Israel PM tells Palestinians to 'work for peace'

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:18

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local):


Bodycam Footage of Cop Slapping Handcuffs on Screaming 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage

Top Stories - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:11

The footage shows a terrified young girl as she's handcuffed during an investigation.


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