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CDC doctor's disappearance: Agency shares update on missing employee Timothy Cunningham

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:05

The acting director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that an employee who went missing over a month ago was not recently passed up for a promotion, as police had previously reported. Timothy Cunningham, a highly regarded epidemiologist at the CDC, disappeared without a trace after he left work mid-day on Feb. 12, complaining of feeling ill. Atlanta Police Department Major Michael O'Connor had initially said that on the morning of Cunningham's disappearance, the 35-year-old doctor spoke with his supervisor about a promotion that he didn't receive and expressed disappointment to several coworkers about being passed up for the position.

Trump fires Tillerson, taps CIA chief Pompeo for state

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:05

President Trump announced early Tuesday morning that he was dismissing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump plans to name Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the CIA, to replace Pompeo.

Turkey seeks life term for U.S. pastor over failed coup: Dogan

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:32

By Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday sought a life sentence for a U.S. pastor over alleged links to a failed coup attempt in 2016, Dogan news agency reported, a move that threatens to undermine efforts to mend bilateral ties. Washington believes Andrew Brunson, who has been in jail since December 2016, is one of several Americans unjustly detained in Turkey. During a visit to Ankara last month, former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for him to be freed.

Utah courthouse shooting video released

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:14

Dramatic video of a deadly 2014 courthouse shooting in Salt Lake City has been released after a long court battle by the Utah Media Coalition. The video shows a U.S. Marshall shooting dead, racketeering defendant and gang member Siale Angilau as he attacks a testifying witness. The Department of Justice had wanted to suppress the video for fear it would spark a wave of gang-related retaliation. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

'Destroyed' Venezuela needs $15 billion per year: presidential hopeful's aide

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:13

By Andrew Cawthorne and Corina Pons CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela needs to dollarize its economy, seek $15 billion to $20 billion a year from abroad, and ease oil sector taxes to reverse the "disaster" of President Nicolas Maduro's rule, according to an adviser to his main election rival. Former state Governor Henri Falcon, who will face Maduro in a May 20 presidential vote, has tapped a 48-year-old Venezuelan economist with Wall Street's Torino Capital for ideas to turn around the OPEC nation's recession-hit economy. "The person who has destroyed this nation's economy is Nicolas Maduro," Francisco Rodriguez, long an influential commentator on Venezuela, said in an interview.

Fitbit is dead set on taking down the Apple Watch

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:00

Fitbit (FIT) is determined to wrestle the smartwatch market away from Apple (AAPL). Available for presale March 13, the $199 Versa smartwatch easily undercuts the more costly Apple Watch, which starts at $249 for the older Series 1 model and jumps to $329 for the current Series 3. “The launch of Versa at this price point is going to give us a much fuller portfolio that I think better captures the overall opportunity,” explained Fitbit CEO James Park.

ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration Raids

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:48

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco resigned over the Trump administration’s handling of a recent immigrant raid in the Bay Area. James Schwab told the San Francisco Chronicle late Monday that administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump, grossly exaggerated the number of undocumented immigrants who avoided arrest after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off the public days before the raid began on Feb. 25. “Efforts by local politicians have shielded removable criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and created another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” the agency said in a statement.

Declassified Military Video Shows Fast-Moving UFO Tracked By Navy Fighter Pilots

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:01

A newly declassified video obtained by a research company shows a fast-moving UFO off the East Coast as it was tracked by two U.S. Navy pilots in 2015. 

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Says Victory in Afghanistan Will Now Be 'Political' Instead of Military

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:31

The U.S. Defense Secretary says victory would now lie in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government

What O.J. Simpson Said About Night of Ex-wife's Murder in Previously Unseen Interview

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:00

In the 2006 interview, he theorized what happened during the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, ahead of the planned release of his book "If I Did It."

2 fertility clinics respond to egg, embryo storage failures

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 22:28

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two fertility clinics across the country from each other experienced equipment failures on the same day that may have damaged hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos, something that a fertility expert called a stunning coincidence and that is already producing lawsuits from crestfallen couples.

Rex Tillerson Warns That The Poisoning of a Former Russian Spy in Britain Will 'Trigger a Response'

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:49

“This is a pretty serious action,” the U.S. Secretary of State said

Papadopoulos says that Trump personally encouraged him to arrange meeting with Putin, new book reports

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:00

According to “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” George Papadopoulos told federal investigators that during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump personally encouraged him to follow up with mysterious Russian-connected figures in the United Kingdom in order to set up a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sarah Sanders Simply Refuses To Say 'Russia' When Quizzed On UK Poisoning

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:40

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointedly avoided saying the word “Russia” on Monday when very specifically questioned about that country’s culpability in the poisoning last week of a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent. British officials have determined that Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with a nerve agent developed in Russia. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Monday that it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the attack. “We must now stand ready to take extensive measures,” May said.

DeVos gets cold shoulder from White House after interviews

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a less than ringing endorsement from the White House on Monday after a pair of uncomfortable television interviews raised questions about her commitment to help underperforming schools and support for President Donald Trump's proposal to curb school violence.

9 Of The Best Women's Hanging Toiletry Bags

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:18

Even the most practically packed person relies on a few unique travel accessories to get the job done. From packing cubes and shoe bags to travel scarfs with zippered pockets, there are all kinds of ways you can smartly pack for your next getaway. 

Convicted 'Accountant of Auschwitz' reported dead at 96

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:47

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday they were notified that a former Nazi death camp guard dubbed the "Accountant of Auschwitz" died before he could begin serving his 4-year sentence.

S-Hooks Are for So Much More Than Just Kitchen Organization

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:46

4 other ways they'll up your storage game

Man with hammer tries to stop driver from fleeing a car crash

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:34

Several people tried to stop the driver of an SUV who fled the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Miami. One man got out of his van with a sledgehammer to smash the windows of the SUV.

U.S. warns it may act on Syria as onslaught against Ghouta grinds on

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:03

By Michelle Nichols and Suleiman Al-Khalidi UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington "remains prepared to act if we must," if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria, as the Syrian army's onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated. The United States asked the Security Council to demand an immediate 30-day ceasefire in Damascus and rebel-held eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, backed by Russia and Iran, say they are targeting "terrorist" groups which are shelling the capital.


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