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Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ?The fight isn?t over yet?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:19 -0400

Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ?The fight isn?t over yet?Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of ?people in every corner of our country? and then posted tweets about people who have benefited from the ACA.



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House Intel Chair Backs Down from Claims That Trump, Associates Were Monitored by US Intelligence
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

House Intel Chair Backs Down from Claims That Trump, Associates Were Monitored by US IntelligenceThe investigation began after Trump accused Obama of tapping his phones.



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House GOP abruptly scraps health care vote
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:17 -0400

House GOP abruptly scraps health care voteHouse Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly pulled the President Trump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a last-minute admission he was not able to marshal the required 216 votes Friday afternoon. ?We were very close,? Trump said from the Oval Office late Friday afternoon. Trump had thrown his full endorsement to the health care bill in recent weeks and has long staked his reputation on being a master negotiator.



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New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:46:53 -0400

New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attackerBritish police said Friday they had made further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they released the first picture of the homegrown killer who left four people dead. Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offences but no terrorist convictions, was shot by police on Wednesday after a rampage through Westminster. Two other suspects are in custody following searches at 21 locations, mostly around London, in the central city of Birmingham and in the northwestern city of Manchester.



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Vegas Strip shooting
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:06:37 -0400

Vegas Strip shootingLas Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours.



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I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight Back
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:27:20 -0400

I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight BackLast summer I voluntarily chose to stop eating for 10 days. I gave up solid foods as part of the Master Cleanse.



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Pelosi Proclaims 'Victory' After GOP Yanks Health Bill
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:29:24 -0400

Pelosi Proclaims 'Victory' After GOP Yanks Health BillHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls Republicans decision to pull their bill to repeal Obamacare a "victory for the American people."



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Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:23:33 -0400

Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populistsVATICAN CITY (AP) ? Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the "false forms of security" promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union.



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Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:57:24 -0400

Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6Noura Jackson earned her GED while incarcerated and is now applying to colleges.



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The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:43 -0400

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who?d become increasingly critical of Putin?s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov?s murder.



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Why Manafort?s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eye
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:50:20 -0400

Why Manafort?s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eyeWASHINGTON ? A surprise offer by Paul Manafort, President Trump?s former campaign manager, to ?provide information? to congressional committees investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia may be far more limited than it first appeared, according to congressional sources and others familiar with the matter. ?Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel,? read the headline in the New York Times.



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Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:13:16 -0400

Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graftBy Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight. "In the Name of the People", a new show by propaganda department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China's top prosecutor, follows an intrepid SPP anti-graft investigator sent to a fictional province from Beijing to tackle corruption at the highest levels of local officialdom. Chinese President Xi Jinping's has pledged that his multi-year war on graft, which has netted tens of thousands of officials, will continue until corruption is fully expunged, warning that the rot could threaten the ruling Communist Party's existence if not cleared.



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Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:12:09 -0400

Dozens Break Out Of Mexico PrisonAt least 10 of the 29 inmates who escaped Thursday were re-captured, but the others remained at large.



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Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:27:05 -0400

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinalCuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.



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Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:33:10 -0400

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed storyVALLEY HEAD, Ala. (AP) ? In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.



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NBC Special Report: Trump Blames Democrats for Health Bill Defeat
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:03 -0400

NBC Special Report: Trump Blames Democrats for Health Bill DefeatPresident Trump says his plan to replace Obamacare failed because of a lack of support from Democrats.



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The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecy
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:31 -0400

The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecyVARNER, Ark. (AP) ? The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to conduct four double-executions next month (all times local):



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Top Democrats claim ?victory? as GOP health bill fails
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:33:15 -0400

Top Democrats claim ?victory? as GOP health bill failsAfter the GOP replacement for Obamacare was dramatically pulled at the last minute, Democrats took a victory lap, mocking President Trump and claiming a win for their party and the American public.



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Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:43:28 -0400

Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs.



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Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:07:00 -0400

Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police OfficerMatias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.



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Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:17:39 -0400

Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracasIndian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The state carrier and other airlines said they would bar Ravindra Gaikwad from flying after the fracas which has triggered a debate on the behavior of members of the political elite, and calls for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Gaikwad, from the Shiv Sena party, allies of India's ruling BJP, did not apologize for Thursday's confrontation and told reporters he had been badly treated.



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Missing D.C. Girls Could Be Human Trafficking Victims
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:22:53 -0400

Missing D.C. Girls Could Be Human Trafficking VictimsSome officials are calling for an investigation into the disappearances, while police maintain there is nothing unusual about them.



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Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:40:44 -0400

Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capitalA jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior official said Friday. Ivorian officials believe Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh organised the gun and grenade attack that left 19 people dead last March at the beach resort of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with foreigners. Now he is also believed to have been "head of operations" for the attack on a hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou in January 2016 that killed 30 people, said Colonel Serge Alain Ouedraogo of the Burkinabe gendarmerie.



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The Mud Day in Israel
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:16:52 -0400

The Mud Day in IsraelThe Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it?s Israel?s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)



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ISPs Can Now Sell Your Private Data: How to Protect Yourself
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:20:03 -0400

ISPs Can Now Sell Your Private Data: How to Protect YourselfThe Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule implemented under the Obama administration. Your ISP may soon be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you?re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can?t do much about it.



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Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:23:34 -0400

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.



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House Minority Leader Pelosi responds to the White House pulling the American Heath Care Act bill
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:18:38 -0400

House Minority Leader Pelosi responds to the White House pulling the American Heath Care Act billOn Friday, March 24, 2017, after the White House decided to pull the American Health Care Act from consideration, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke with the press about what the Democrats view as a political victory.



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Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuries
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:21 -0400

Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuriesA slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed and sideswiped a New Jersey commuter train on Friday, causing minor injuries and snarling morning rush-hour rail traffic at New York's Penn Station, a major transportation hub, officials said. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), with passengers aboard the New Jersey Transit train describing hearing screeching metal as the Washington-bound Acela hit the commuter train while departing the station. "There was a loud sound of mangling metal and you felt the reverberations of another train raking the side of our train and I just heard screams from behind me as it traveled back," said Jordan Geary, who was traveling on the train with his wife from the New York suburb of Montclair, New Jersey.



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Appeals court sets schedule on Trump immigration appeal
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:00 -0400

Appeals court sets schedule on Trump immigration appealThe first federal appeals court?s review of President Trump?s revised order limiting immigration from six Mideast nations will go forward on an expedited schedule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided Thursday.



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Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:44:50 -0400

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double executionVARNER, Ark. (AP) ? Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.



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Woman Tasered After Calling Cop 'Honey' Settles For $20,000, Police Deny Wrongdoing
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:13:00 -0400

Woman Tasered After Calling Cop 'Honey' Settles For $20,000, Police Deny WrongdoingAranda Wendell sued Stuart Police Department for excessive use of force.



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Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:40 -0400

Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen baseSix Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The base belongs to Russia's National Guard, a branch established last year to defend borders and counter extremism. It is subordinate directly to President Vladimir Putin and has bases in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.



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4-Year-Old Boy Saves Unconscious Mom By Unlocking Her Phone With Touch ID, Asking Siri For Help
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:02:21 -0400

4-Year-Old Boy Saves Unconscious Mom By Unlocking Her Phone With Touch ID, Asking Siri For HelpA four-year-old boy used his unconscious mother's iPhone to call emergency responders by using Touch ID and Siri, U.K. police say.



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Only 8% of Women Know What Age To Start Getting Heart Screenings
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:06:05 -0400

Only 8% of Women Know What Age To Start Getting Heart ScreeningsHint: It's before you can legally drink.



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North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:46 -0400

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimatedBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.



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Rep. Nunes' charge of Trump team surveillance ? why it's key
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:38:22 -0400

Rep. Nunes' charge of Trump team surveillance ? why it's keyA number of former top National Security Agency (NSA) officials were standing around Friday, chatting prior to an academic conference in Washington. Talk turned to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R) of California, whose panel has been investigating Russian interference in the US election, and his charge this week that President Trump?s transition team had been subject to surveillance by US intelligence. The charge, and the fact that Representative Nunes conveyed that information to Mr. Trump before making it available to his panel, caused a sensation after a drumbeat of testimony that there was no evidence to support Trump?s explosive accusation that he had been subjected to wiretapping at the direction of his predecessor, President Barack Obama.



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All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03:36 -0400

All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIFFrom the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.



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Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:26:13 -0400

Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commissionGambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances of Jammeh, who fled into exile in January to Equatorial Guinea after a rule that began in 1994 when he seized power in a coup. Jammeh lost an election in December to the now President Adama Barrow but refused to accept the result.



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Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:51:58 -0400

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandalSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) ? A white civil rights leader, fired because she led others to believe she was black, said she struggles to make a living these days because she was portrayed as a fraud.



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Boston man sentenced for sale of guns stolen from U.S. Army site
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:09:32 -0400

Boston man sentenced for sale of guns stolen from U.S. Army siteA Boston man was sentenced on Friday to serve almost five years in federal prison for having helped to sell weapons including six machine guns stolen from a Massachusetts U.S. Army Reserve facility in 2015. Tyrone James, 29, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years' supervised release after pleading guilty in December to charges including conspiracy to possess, store and sell stolen firearms.



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What happened today in France's presidential race
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:01:27 -0400

What happened today in France's presidential raceWith 30 days to go before the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, the incumbent Francois Hollande made a rare sortie into the campaign after conservative candidate Francois Fillon accused him of orchestrating a smear campaign. President Hollande lashed out at Fillon, saying the 63-year-old rightwinger had exceeded the bounds of "dignity and responsibility" with his claims. On Thursday, Fillon charged that Hollande had headed a "secret cell" that was responsible for revelations that have led to criminal charges against the candidate.



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Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:20:00 -0400

Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'After the last of the bunch was born, the firefighters brought their newborns into the firehouse for a heartwarming photo shoot.



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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:35:39 -0400

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017On Friday, March 24, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosts the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.



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Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:38:49 -0400

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheldBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.



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North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:01 -0400

North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive StrikeKim Jong Un's regime said the U.S. should be prepared for ?catastrophic consequences? if it attempts to engage Pyongyang.



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Photos of the day - March 25, 2017
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:55:40 -0400

Photos of the day - March 25, 2017A woman dressed as ?Europa" performs during a rally in Berlin marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome; a woman, pushed to the ground by police, tries to defends herself as the police detain an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus; Pope Francis waves to the faithful from the Popemobile in Milan, Italy, as Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, looks on, after the Angelus in Duomo Square. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)



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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:00 -0400

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ConvertibleAn American bad-ass goes topless.



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Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar: U.S. general
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:31:17 -0400

Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar: U.S. generalBy Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. Earlier this month Reuters reported that Russia appeared to have deployed special forces to an air base in western Egypt near the border with Libya.



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Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:45:10 -0400

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability schemeLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.



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Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: Mexico
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:41:05 -0400

Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: MexicoNorth and South American countries will likely hold a special meeting next week on Venezuela's economic and political crisis, a top Mexican official said on Friday. "The next move will very likely be an extraordinary session of the OAS's permanent council next week," Mexico's ambassador to the OAS, Luis Alfonso de Alba, said on Radio Formula.



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