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House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:14 -0500

WASHINGTON ― House Republicans spent the end of the workweek telling everyone who would listen that the American people must be allowed to see a top-secret four-page document that could bring an end t....
House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment Settlement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:14:36 -0500

A Republican tasked with fighting against sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled a misconduct complaint filed against him by a former aide, The New York Times first reported Saturday.....
Turpin family home was 'littered with faeces and dead cats and dogs'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:31:43 -0500

Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead ....
The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslide

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:17:46 -0500

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local):....
China says U.S. warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:50:41 -0500

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take "necessary measures" to protect its sov....
Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:46:01 -0500

“Can I pray for you?” a woman asked after I shared my abortion story at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit last year.....
Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:01:33 -0500

There's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay....
Saudi Arabia calls for extending non-OPEC cooperation

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:20:53 -0500

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers beyond 2018 after a deal to shore up crude prices. This is the first ....
North Korea Almost Started a Nuclear War When It Captured a U.S. Spy Ship

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:53:00 -0500

Many of the Pueblo’s crew went on to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and lifelong physical injuries. Over time, however, the crewmembers put up their own website testifying to their experi....
The women who marched in 2018

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:37:28 -0500

One year into President Trump's administration, another Women's March. Here are scenes from the New York City event.....
11 Asian Beef Recipes You'll Be Eating On Repeat

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:26:30 -0500

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Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry Seaborn

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:23:21 -0500

Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Saturday in an Instagram post that was pretty darn adorable.....
Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:39:01 -0500

Gunmen attack Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as residents and staff flee. Grace Lee reports.....
Paul Ryan Declines To Say If He'll Run For Another Term In Congress

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:02:07 -0500

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday he wasn’t planning on leaving Congress any time soon, but he also didn’t disclose whether he will serve another term in the House of Representatives.....
Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:10:40 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him.....
Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabet

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:35:37 -0500

Kazakhstan's quarter-century struggle to assert its autonomy from former overlord Russia has hit an unlikely snag: the lowly apostrophe.  A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russ....
This Flu Season Is The Worst Possible Time For A Government Shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:52:51 -0500

Flu cases are continuing to rise in the U.S., with some states, such as California, seeing record numbers of patients seeking medical attention.....
Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:22:25 -0500

Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust a Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilising the area after....
Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In Office

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:18:14 -0500

Donald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been.....
Young Mother Becomes 4th Member of Montecito Family Found Dead in Mudslides

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:39:31 -0500

The discovery of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon puts the death toll at 21, with two still missing.....
Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:16:19 -0500

The company said it would be emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States who followed, retweeted or liked content from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) dur....
With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:17:55 -0500

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly online classes or studying alone.....
Pizzeria Provides A Tasty Solution For People Who Want To Eat Tide Pods

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:15:04 -0500

A New York pizzeria is hoping to combat the dangerous “Tide Pod challenge” craze by offering a delicious, nontoxic alternative.....
Kentucky Neighbor Expected To Plead Guilty In Assault On Sen. Rand Paul

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:23:47 -0500

A neighbor who was arrested in November after an attack on Republican Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home plans to pleads guilty to a felony charge of assaulting a member of Congress, his lawyer ....
Russia's Status-6: The Ultimate Nuclear Weapon or an Old Idea That Won't Die?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:07:00 -0500

According to the latest Nuclear Posture Review, Russia is developing a new nuclear torpedo/drone, the Status 6. While the torpedo (also covered here by Dave Majumdar) offers some alarming new capabil....
CDC Flu Tracking Will Continue Despite the Government Shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:35:44 -0500

But 63% of its employees will be furloughed....
Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:47:17 -0500

As soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish enclave dashed to take cover in the cellars of their homes. "My four-year-old son is....
31 Healthy Sizzling Steak Recipes

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:27:22 -0500

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Don't Let Dishonest Don Erase Honest Abe

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:45:56 -0500

Michael Wolff’s blistering account of the Trump administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, prompted what has now become the president’s routine response to anyone who criticizes him.....
New photographs of Las Vegas shooter's room show more of Stephen Paddock's deadly arsenal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:08:27 -0500

The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned how to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern US history, researching Swat tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigat....
Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:19:28 -0500

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial.....
New Zealand Just Became The 11th Country To Send A Rocket Into Orbit

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:41:44 -0500

New Zealand successfully launched a rocket into orbit on Sunday, becoming the 11th country to achieve the feat.....
Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:42:17 -0500

When Joelle Casteix heard Pope Francis accuse sex abuse victims in Chile of slander, the pontiff’s words hit close to home.....
The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:58 -0500

David and Louise Turpin face nearly 100 years in prison after starving and imprisoning their 13 children for years....
Six Ukrainians among 18 dead in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:59:58 -0500

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scramb....
NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:32:20 -0500

Jeanette Epps was set to become the first African-American to liveon the International Space Station.....
Trump Campaign Uses Shutdown To Accuse Democrats Of Being Complicit In Murder

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:06:46 -0500

WASHINGTON ― It only took a government shutdown for President Donald Trump to return to his original campaign message: Undocumented immigrants are dangerous and out to get Americans.....
South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: reports

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:16:14 -0500

By Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Leaders of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)met on Saturday to outline the party's program for the coming year amid reports that its exe....
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:34:54 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art tr....
Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest Reworking

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:06:48 -0500

A photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers: PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photosho....
Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:59:45 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hear....
Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:18:32 -0500

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese....
'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:24:12 -0500

On Friday, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.....
Mexico Is Buying Some of America's Most Powerful Weapons (But Why?)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:33:00 -0500

Mexico is on the verge of being a failed state, swept by violence from powerful drug cartels who have turned the nation's cities and villages into bloody battlegrounds. Earlier this month, the U.S. S....
12-Year-Old Boy With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies After Virus Test Comes Back Negative

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:33:28 -0500

His family is waiting for the autopsy results.....
Manifestaciones masivas en la segunda Marcha de las Mujeres

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:29:17 -0500

Miles de personas participan en la “Marcha de las mujeres, en Washington, EEUU. EFE....
Women's Marches Draw Crowds in Cities Across the U.S.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:38:00 -0500

In Palm Beach, Florida, home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs....
Iraqi parliament postpones vote on election date

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:45:36 -0500

Iraq's parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displ....
The Latest: Ranchers among 1st to get to helicopter crash

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:38:24 -0500

RATON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local):....