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|Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories
A slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:03 AM
|I Won’t Forget What You Said, Pres. Trump Tells Pope Francis
Pres. Trump and Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican on Wednesday in the latest of the president’s high-level meetings at sites that are sacred to the world's three large monotheistic religions.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:39 AM
|Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered
An 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:31 AM
|UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 7:35 PM
|The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:06 AM
|Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:52 AM
|Donald Trump tells Rodrigo Duterte US had nuclear submarines off Korean peninsula
Donald Trump reportedly told the president of the Philippines the United States has “two nuclear submarines” off the coast of North Korea. The US leader was quoted as telling Rodrigo Duterte: “We have two submarines — the best in the world. Part of a leaked telephone transcript between the pair circulated online under a “confidential” cover sheet and comes amid rising tensions between the White House and Pyongyang.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:23 PM
|President Trump’s first trip abroad
In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:30 AM
|Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge
The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:04 PM
|Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press on
A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:19 PM
|Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast
A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:06 AM
|Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Daughter After 'Wrestling Moves': Cops
Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse for severely injuring the 2-year-old. She later died.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 3:30 PM
|Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:19 PM
|2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:24 PM
|12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'
McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:50 PM
|Majority of US voters think Donald Trump will not be impeached, finds poll
Amid a series of reports about Donald Trump’s administration that have shocked and rocked Washington, a new poll suggests a majority of Americans believe there is no evidence he colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. A majority are also doubtful he is going to be impeached. The Hill said that 54 per cent of Americans said they had not seen evidence that persuaded them that that New York tycoon, or his campaign officials, conspired with Moscow in its alleged cyber-meddling in the election.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:36 AM
|The Latest: GOP campaign says candidate, reporter both fell
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:03 PM
|Betsy DeVos Elaborates On School Choice
Even though Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not give away any specifics, she did stress on the importance of holding states accountable when it comes to education and making them answerable to parents, not the government.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 7:03 AM
|Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknown
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:06 AM
|Charging bear attacks hunter in terrifying encounter caught on video
A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges. Wesley attempts to make as much noise as possible, and even punches the attacking bear in the face. The camera falls and the hunter returns just a few seconds later, visibly shook by the near death experience. "I should have shot a long time ago," Wesley says into the camera just seconds after the attack. Luckily, the hunter walked away nearly unscathed. "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down," Wesley wrote on YouTube. "Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome."
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:28 PM
|Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops
Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:07 PM
|Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up
Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 3:08 PM
|Manchester terror attack: The victims
At least 22 people died in Monday night's bombing attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl and several parents who had come to pick up their children. Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, a town in Lancashire, northwest England, is so far the youngest named victim. Chris Upton, headteacher at the Tarleton Community Primary School, described Saffie as "a beautiful little girl in every sense of the word".
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:26 AM
|In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:40 AM
|Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary praises lack of demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, where protests are punishable by death
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, despite the country being well known for handing out brutal punishments to dissenting voices. Over a dozen prominent activists convicted on charges arising from their peaceful activities were serving long prison sentences in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Asked whether this could be because protests were stifled in the country, Mr Ross replied: “In theory, that could be true.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:37 AM
|GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after witnesses told police Greg Gianforte grabbed a reporter by the neck and slammed him to the ground the night before polls close in the nationally-watched election.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 1:38 AM
|Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:27 PM
|Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job
By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, beating Britain's David Nabarro to the job. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Negash Kebret Botora told Reuters before Tedros, as he is widely known, was to take the floor at the WHO's annual ministerial assembly.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:55 PM
|Chris Cornell Family Awaits Toxicology Report
Last week, police said that the "Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman committed suicide but his family raised doubts over his death.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 7:02 AM
|Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice
Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:06 PM
|Russia's Gigantic New Submarine Has Enormous "Wings"
The submarine will be twice as long as a jumbo jet.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:53 PM
|Manhunt in Manchester as probe leak row grows
Britain raced Thursday to hunt down a jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester concert attack, as a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked material from the probe. As more children were named among the 22 victims of Monday's massacre, Libyan authorities detained the suicide bomber's father as well as his brother and police in Britain also carried out new arrests and raids. Carmel McLaughlan, 69, came to St Ann's Square in Manchester for the minute's silence.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 6:10 AM
|This Woman's Viral Post About Being a "Bad Mom" Is So Relatable
And what Constance Hall learned from a therapist is something every
mom should keep in mind.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:53 PM
|The Latest Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Is The Prettiest Of Them All
You *have* to try it.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:44 PM
|Fox News witnessed Republican candidate slam reporter to the ground
This post was updated to reflect an eyewitness report from Fox News. So 2017 has reached a new low. On the eve of Montana's special election,
Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs reported that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed him at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman. Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017 Audio of the incident was recorded, which we've embedded above. On it, Gianforte can be heard screaming at Jacobs to "get the hell out of here" after a scuffle. "You just body-slammed me," Jacobs then says. Jacobs reported the incident to the police, who are investigating the alleged assault, and he sought medical attention. Later in the night, a Fox News reporter who witnessed the incident said "Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him" and then "began punching the man, as he moved on top the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of 'I'm sick and tired of this!'" Last month, Jacobs broke a story about Gianforte's ties to U.S.-sanctioned Russian companies. For those seeking updates, just spoke with Ben. He is currently seeking medical attention and getting an X-ray on his elbow. https://t.co/j0fYkAcBsO — Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) May 25, 2017 Gianforte's spokesperson released a statement shortly after the news broke, effectively denying Jacobs' account. "It's unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ," it read. Gianforte's statement: pic.twitter.com/WVNdA1yZ8w — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 25, 2017 President Trump and Vice President Pence have both recorded robocalls endorsing Gianforte and Donald Trump Jr. has joined him on the campaign trail. Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte is buddies with Donald Trump Jr.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockGianforte's Wikipedia page offers some
interesting details about his beliefs on retirement, politics, religion and evolution. Changes to his page have been coming in fast and already include the alleged assault on Jacobs. "There's nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it's been an accepted concept in our culture today," Gianforte, who made millions in the software business, said while speaking at the Montana Bible College. "Nowhere does it say, 'Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.'" @jswatz @yashar The worst parts of his Wikipedia are true... pic.twitter.com/XvzynXtUZT — Mr. Cara Patricia (@CaraPatricia) May 25, 2017 Edit wars have broken out on Greg Gianforte's Wikipedia page. https://t.co/GqZ5KzPOda pic.twitter.com/ot1L5AR0Aj — John Schwartz (@jswatz) May 25, 2017 Gianforte wants the open MT seat. This reporter exposed his Russian ties. Voters should body slam Gianforte at the ballot box Thurs. #Quist https://t.co/cTJO4W2lbh — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 25, 2017 Gianforte is hoping to fill the congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, who was tapped as U.S. Secretary of the Interior earlier this year. His opponent, Democrat and political newcomer Rob Quist, has of late closed the gap between himself and the frontrunner, tightening a race that should be a lock for Republicans. Polls close at 8 p.m. local time. WATCH: These worms may solve the plastic waste problem
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 8:55 PM
|12 of the Best Grilled Chicken Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Get Together
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:41 PM
|The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 8:06 PM
|Jana Duggar Gets The Spotlight
Jana Duggar gets praised for her child rearing skills.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:54 AM
|China's Xi says navy should become world class
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater efforts to make the country's navy a world class one, strong in operations on, below and above the surface, as it steps up its ability to project power far from its shores. China's navy has taken an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with a rising star admiral taking command, its first aircraft carrier sailing around self-ruled Taiwan and a new aircraft carrier launched last month. With President Donald Trump promising a US shipbuilding spree and unnerving Beijing with his unpredictable approach on hot button issues including Taiwan and the South and East China Seas, China is pushing to narrow the gap with the U.S. Navy.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:47 AM
|Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story
Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 story. But Samsung designers aren’t the only ones that have exaggerated tales about their creations, and we’ve got one more such example for you. This time around, it comes from an Apple designer, although it doesn’t concern an Apple product.
Marc Newson created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that retails for $12,000. It’s handcrafted, and it contains noisy nanoballs instead of boring sand. No, there’s absolutely no reason to buy one, even if it’s a Newson creation.
The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. It contains 1.3 million tiny copper balls that measure just 0.6mm in diameter, and measures precisely 10 minutes.
But the way Newson and Hodinkee describe it makes it sound like something that’s actually worth buying/watching/enjoying. It’s not.
“Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either,” Hodinkee says. “Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.” Alright.
"It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality," Newson says in the promo video at the end of this post.
"On one hand, you're witnessing time. But on the other hand, it's completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense."
It doesn’t. And, look, the actual manufacturing of the hourglass is impressive itself. The glass object requires a certain precision, and it’s hand made, which is remarkable. It’s just Hodinkee and Newson’s design stories that are annoying.
“Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words,” the blog post explains. “The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the bottom chamber, the flow begin to change surface patterns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hitting the glass and one another as they settle at the bottom, is utterly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a little giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes.” Mkay.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:03 PM
|Philippine Islamists beheaded local police chief, Duterte says
Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday. "The chief of police in Malabang on his way home, going back he was stopped by a checkpoint manned by terrorists and I think they decapitated them right then and there," Duterte he told a news conference. Fighting erupted Tuesday after Philippines security forces raided a house in Marawi where they believed Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom gang and Philippine head of Islamic State, was hiding.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:18 AM
|Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her Kids
Check out her new ink.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:43 PM
|Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day
Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a "crazy cat person" who "loves cats". Among other requirements includes "cattitude" — whatever that means. The ideal candidate will have a track record of feeding stray cats in your locality and they'll feel "warm and fuzzy" when they pet cats. Image: justcats.ieThat's not all you'll need, though... You'll also need to have "gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time". *Better crack out that hand lotion now, eh?!* You'll also need to be "softly spoke" and "capable of cat whispering" to calm the nerves of more nervous cats. It doesn't end there, though..... You'll also need to possess the rare skill of understanding different types of purring. And, on top of all that? You'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland.
Wannabe cat cuddlers can apply by sending CVs and cover letters to
. Good luck. WATCH: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 8:19 AM
|Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:26 PM
|Galaxy Note 8 Leak Shows Our Best Look Yet
Samsung has already said that it's planning a new Galaxy Note for this year, and now the upcoming phablet might have leaked online. The images show a device with the same dual-curved Infinity Display you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It also appears to come with many of the same sensors as the Galaxy S8.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:30 AM
|Martin Luther Was the Donald Trump of 1517
If the leader of the reformation could have tweeted the 95 theses, he would have. And he was no slouch at locker room talk, either.
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:01 PM
|India Could Dominate The World Of Blockchain
Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?
POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:23 PM
|Iraq probes allegations of human rights violations in Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Interior Ministry said it launched an investigation into allegations of human rights violations perpetrated by its forces fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 7:00 AM
|The most important Nintendo Switch accessory you can buy is still only $9 on Amazon
If you own a Nintendo Switch then you know exactly how difficult it is to find — well, unless you just head over to Amazon and pay a premium to have one shipped out right away. Stores continue to get limited supplies of Switch consoles in stock, and they’re sold out just as quickly as they arrive. So if you have a Switch, the last thing you want to do is damage it while you’re playing Zelda or Mario Kart. Do yourself a favor and pick up an amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2-pack on Amazon, and you’ll keep your Switch’s screen in perfect condition.
Here are a few key details from the product page:
- Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch
- Ultra-clear High Definition with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience
- Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resilient, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity
- Highly durable, and scratch resistant - surface hardness 9H and topped with oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints.
- Includes: 2x GLASS Screen Protector, Wet/Dry Wipes, Squeeze Card, Easy Installation Use Guide, Dust Removal Stickers
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:11 PM
|'Joker' lookalike arrested for pointing loaded gun at drivers
Police arrested Lawrence Patrick Sullivan, a 29-year-old who looks similar to the Joker villain from "Batman."
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:33 PM