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  • French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story news

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife have an unusual relationship, and the French seem to like it just fine.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:39:50 -0400
  • White House Looking for Legislative Victory Ahead of 100-Day Benchmark news

    After failing to pass a much-promised repeal of Obamacare, Pres. Trump is eager to push through a tax cut package next week. House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, told members Saturday the priority was avoiding a government shutdown by Friday’s deadline.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:45:56 -0400
  • Palestinian wounds four in Tel Aviv stabbing attack: Israeli police

    A Palestinian stabbed and slightly wounded four people along Tel Aviv's beachfront on Sunday and was arrested, police said, describing the attack as terrorism-related. A wave of street attacks by Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank since October 2015 has previously killed 37 Israelis, two American tourists and a British student. At least 242 Palestinians have died during the period of sporadic violence.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:52:20 -0400
  • CNN’s Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes did sexually harass me’ news

    The “New Day” host revealed Sunday that the former Fox News chief propositioned her early in her career at the top-rated cable news network. Ailes, through his attorney, called the claims “unsubstantiated and false.”

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:14:53 -0400
  • Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives news

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives said Sunday that they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:48:34 -0400
  • Thousands Across Globe ‘March for Science’ On Earth Day news

    Across the world, hundreds of thousands took to the streets to pressure lawmakers to act on climate change.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:40:24 -0400
  • French consulate in New York evacuated after bomb threat news

    The French consulate in New York, where thousands of expatriates were registered to cast ballots in their presidential election on Saturday, was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat, officials said. A suspicious vehicle prompted police to clear the building on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park, Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre said. "After the Champs Elysees attack, the New York police department was told to be especially vigilant," she said.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:34:38 -0400
  • Best animal friendships

    They really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:20 -0400
  • Bernie Sanders Aims To Revamp Democratic Party news

    The Vermont senator kicked off a cross-country tour aimed at sparking change within the party.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:00:05 -0400
  • ‘Science not silence’: Thousands rally in New York to take aim at ‘alternative facts’ news

    Protest signs and photos of Science March in New York, one of many Earth Day rallies around the world defending science in the era of President Trump.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:37:13 -0400
  • Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video news

    Witnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:44:09 -0400
  • Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps' news

    By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become "concentration camps". During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his visit to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. Islamists had slit the throat of the man's Christian wife because she refused to throw her crucifix the ground.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:30:45 -0400
  • Dowd: New poll is 'good news, bad news, really bad news' for Trump news

    The Powerhouse Roundtable debates President Trump's progress as we approach 100 days in office.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:40:42 -0400
  • Police search for missing boy in California; father arrested news

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:43:14 -0400
  • Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries news

    The 44-year-old colonel, a man with broad shoulders wearing his fatigues tucked into gumboots, is standing in the middle of a destroyed illicit refinery in Kana Rugbana, an area in the swamplands some 20 nautical miles from Port Harcourt. Fadairo is part of the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe, a coalition of Nigerian security forces tasked with protecting the country's oil and gas infrastructure. Last year, militant attacks cut oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day in August, triggering Nigeria's worst economic slump in 25 years.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:09:30 -0400
  • Morocco summons Algeria envoy over Syrian refugees

    Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It said 54 Syrians attempted to enter Morocco through the border town of Figuig, an area surrounded by mountains, between April 17 and 19. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:26:32 -0400
  • NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just caught a glimpse of Earth, all the way from Saturn news

    NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well. A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it's scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission. The photo, which shows the Earth as a tiny bright dot in a black sea of space, was shot at a distance of 870 million miles. If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet. The most spectacular part of the image is the fact that it was shot from between Saturn's rings, with the bold A ring seen above the Earth and bright F ring creeping into the original photo at the bottom. It's a great shot, but it's also somewhat bittersweet when you consider Cassini's immediate future. The craft is scheduled to begin its "Grand Finale" dives shortly, in which it will fly recklessly through Saturn's rings a total of 22 times until, on its final approach, it flies directly into the planet itself. That final act will destroy the spacecraft, which has already achieved far more than scientists could have ever hoped when it was launched way back in 1997. That last fateful dive is slated for September 15th, 2017.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:41 -0400
  • Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world news

    PARIS (AP) — Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:54:24 -0400
  • Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10 news

    An ambush by the Islamic State group killed 10 members of the security forces Sunday in western Iraq, where federal and other forces recently ramped up an anti-jihadist offensive. A local commander said the attackers were disguised as military and took advantage of a sandstorm to ambush a convoy near the town of Rutba, a remote outpost on the road to Jordan. "Daesh (IS) members armed with assault rifles and rocket launchers attacked civilian and military vehicles carrying soldiers near Rutba," an army lieutenant colonel said.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:27:08 -0400
  • Tiffany Trump Parties With Bella Thorne In New York City news

    Tiffany Trump was pictured in the Dream Downtown with 19-year-old actress and other friends.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:23 -0400
  • Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch news

    On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science.  But even if you can't make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you covered.  SEE ALSO: Here's why thousands of scientists are (and aren't) marching on Saturday A webcast set to go live at 10 a.m. ET Saturday will broadcast the rally ahead of the march in Washington, D.C., for any and all who want to participate but had to stay home for one reason or another.  You can watch the webcast — which will feature rally speeches and entertainment by Questlove, Bill Nye, members of Congress and many others — provided through the Earth Day Network, in the window below. At the moment, science in this country is seemingly under threat from the Trump administration itself.  If President Donald Trump has his way, as outlined in his budget blueprint, the Environmental Protection Agency's budget would be cut by more than 31 percent and many other science funding agencies would face massive cutbacks as well.  The March for Science is designed to make the voices of scientists and science supporters known to policymakers around the world. "Science is a vital feature of a working democracy, spurring innovation, critical thinking, increased understanding, and better, healthier lives for all people," the March for Science states on its website. "By marching in Washington, DC and around the world, we take one of many steps to become more active in our communities and in democratic life." WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local):

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:02:29 -0400
  • Teen, 15, Who Disappeared With Former Teacher Is 'Resting' With Family, Recovery 'Just Beginning' news

    She is being evaluated by mental health expert who specializes in trauma.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:10:00 -0400
  • Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident news

    Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier. Emergency crews managed on Saturday to collect half of the roughly 60,000 litres (16,000 gallons) of diesel that spilled into the ocean, the regional government said. Three coast guard boats were on Sunday working to break up the slick -- which is three kilometres long and half a kilometre wide -- to help the diesel evaporate, it added.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:58:28 -0400
  • Vietnam land protesters free final hostages after city official visits

    By Nguyen Huy Kham HANOI (Reuters) - Protesters involved in a land dispute near Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, released the final 20 officials they had been holding as hostages for almost a week after a visit by a senior city official, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday. Villagers in Dong Tam, 40 km (25 miles) from the center of Hanoi, seized 38 officials, including police officers, last weekend after four people were arrested in retaliation for protests staged during the escalating land dispute.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:49:48 -0400
  • Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning

    John Yemma captures some of the stellar glow of science in his March 20 Upfront piece, “The pure spirit of science.” But the gleam of science goes well beyond the wonder of new discoveries and the excitement of dedicated workers. Scientific thinking provides a logical, inspired pathway to solve problems and trigger scintillating inspiration. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:01 -0400
  • Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions?

    For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. Now, though, part of that deal is jeopardy, as the funds that provide those benefits have dwindled.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:55:00 -0400
  • France on edge as presidential vote looms news

    France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The shooting on Paris's world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday, claimed by the Islamic State group, thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. On Saturday, police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station, briefly causing panic as some passengers rushed out of the way.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:25:12 -0400
  • French election will be 'major test' for populism news

    ABC News' Foreign Correspondent Alexander Marquardt reports about the French election.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:42:59 -0400
  • Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers: Kelly news

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will not target immigrants brought to the United States as children for deportation, despite conflicting statements within the Trump administration, its secretary John Kelly said on Sunday. Kelly, asked on Sunday morning talk shows to clarify the department's position on the status of these illegal immigrants protected under an Obama-era program, said the agency is focused on deporting only dangerous criminals. “My organization has not targeted these so-called Dreamers," Kelly told CNN, referring to the name given to those granted protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by Democratic President Barack Obama and extended by Republican President Donald Trump.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:05:32 -0400
  • UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit news

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:46:54 -0400
  • Russian Hacker, Roman Seleznev, Jailed For 27 Years By US Court news

    The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker has been sentenced to 27 years of prison for hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he sold online and made billions.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:50:15 -0400
  • Brain-Damaged Woman Grins as Future Sister-in-Law Asks Her to Be a Bridesmaid news

    "There's no reason not to include her," said Nichole Sullivan of her sister-in-law to be, who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:56:00 -0400
  • Member of security watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

    (Reuters) - A member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others injured on Sunday after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk, prompting calls for an investigation into the incident. The unarmed, civilian OSCE mission with more than 700 international observers was deployed in 2014. The role of the monitors includes verifying the withdrawal of heavy weapons as agreed under the 2015 ceasefire agreement.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:22:41 -0400
  • How to ensure you never get another ‘not enough storage’ error on your iPhone again news

    You pull out your phone with just enough time to pop open the camera and frame the perfect photo before it's too late. Time is always of the essence when you're shooting real-life scenes and another second or two would have been too late. Your iPhone focuses, you snap the shutter button and boom... the dreaded "not enough storage" message pops up on your screen just as your subject vanishes. That's right, your iPhone was already full of photos and videos, and you didn't have enough storage to save another one. It's happened to us all at one point or another, but one simple device will help make sure it never happens again. Check out the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, which works with any iPhone or iPad that has a Lightning connector, and could be the best purchase you make this year. The iXpand flash drive features a Lightning plug on one end and a standard USB plug on the other. Using a free companion app, you can save all the photos and videos on your iPhone to the drive. Then you can keep them there or connect to your Mac or Windows PC and save them on your hard drive. Some product highlights: Free up space on your iPhone by moving photos and videos to your iXpand flash Automatically back up photos and videos from your camera Automatically back up your contacts Watch popular video on your iPhone or iPad Designed with a flexible connector to fit through most iPhone cases High-speed USB 3.0 transfer to and from your computer Secure file storage across your computer, iPhone and iPad Videos automatically saved to the drive if captured from within the iXpand Drive app The 32GB model is linked here and is on sale for $40, but there are also 64GB and 128GB models linked on the product page if you need more storage.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0400
  • Photos Of Orphaned Baby Elephant Seals At Marine Mammal Center In California news

    After huge storms hit California and waves swept away marine mammals from their mothers, the orphaned creatures have started overwhelming the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:03:49 -0400
  • Wheaton College mourns freshman killed during track event news

    Wheaton College is in mourning after a 19-year-old student was killed in a bizarre accident at a track meet.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:16:06 -0400
  • Clashes as German anti-immigration party power struggle spills over news

    Germany's anti-immigration AfD handed its own leader a humiliating setback Saturday five months before a general election, as thousands of demonstrators rallied against its party congress. The four-year-old Alternative for Germany has harnessed public anger over Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to let in more than one million asylum seekers since 2015. Top-selling daily Bild called delegates' decision to not even debate her motion a "crushing blow" for Petry, a 41-year-old former chemist who is pregnant with her fifth child.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:57:05 -0400
  • Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions news

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:42:05 -0400
  • Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it news

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:48:29 -0400
  • Paris station panic as man arrested with knife news

    Armed police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station Saturday, sparking panic at the international transport hub just days after the jihadist killing of a policeman. Police sources said that "travellers" pointed out the individual wielding a knife to passing police on patrol, who immediately arrested him. No one was injured in the incident at Paris's main international terminus and the man offered no resistance to his arrest.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:40:12 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia restores perks to state employees, boosting markets news

    Saudi Arabia reinstated financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel on Saturday after better-than-expected budget figures, ending unpopular cuts to a key perk triggered by low oil prices and cheering the stock market. The Saudi share index gained 1.0 percent on Sunday, buoyed by expectations of a positive impact from higher disposable incomes on consumer sectors like retail and food. In September, Saudi Arabia cut ministers' salaries by 20 percent and scaled back perks for public sector employees in one of the energy-rich kingdom's most drastic measures to save money after tumbling oil prices.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:50:34 -0400
  • Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army

    A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere. The head of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army's 32nd Infantry Battalion was found 50 meters away from his body in Patikul town in Sulu, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, said. Sobejana said Siraji was probably abducted and executed because of his involvement in peace initiatives in Sulu.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:01:02 -0400
  • Apple is getting serious about self-driving cars news

    Though Apple's plans to develop and manufacture a branded car may currently be on hold, the company's plans to research and develop self-driving car technologies appears to be moving forward. Just about a week after Apple obtained a permit to test autonomous vehicles in the state of California, Business Insider filed a public-records request and managed to gain access to materials accompanying Apple's permit application. The filed documents provide us with some interesting new information regarding Apple's training program for its nascent self-driving car initiative. According to training materials which correspond to software Apple calls the "Apple Automated System", it appears that Apple engineers have been busy developing a suite of software and hardware sensors designed to assist a car drive with the flow of traffic while avoiding other vehicles and pedestrians. According to the training packet, the car that Apple's staffers are using to test the self-driving technology is outfitted with consumer video game gear such as a Logitech steering wheel and pedals to actuate drive by wire. Whereas Apple's earlier car efforts seemed to entail hiring hundreds of employees with vast automotive experience across all aspects of the car development and manufacturing process, it stands to reason that Apple, for the time being, has decided to primarily focus its attention on self-driving technologies. With cars boasting Apple's mysterious autonomous software having been approved for use on the road, California law holds that the drivers/passengers overseeing the testing must be sufficiently trained and ready to assume control of the wheel at any moment. Apple applied for a permit for six drivers to drive three Lexus RX450h SUVs. Apple's drivers, named in the application, are mostly Ph.D.s specializing in machine learning, some of whom previously worked for companies like Bosch and Tesla, according to their LinkedIn profiles. Apple said its vehicles would be able to capture and store "relevant data before a collision occurs" in its application. That Apple is exploring self-driving technologies may not be all that surprising, but the more interesting question is if it really matters. As it stands now, we can only presume that Apple's progress with its own technology isn't anywhere close to matching what established automakers and a myriad of start-up companies have already developed. Going forward, it will be interesting to see if Apple's foray into the self-driving world will ever yield a marketable product or if it will simply become an Apple research initiative that never sees the light of day. Apple's full permit application can be viewed over here via AppleInsider.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:02:38 -0400
  • Earth Day 2017: How It Was Started, Facts And Activities news

    Here's the history of how Earth Day started and activities for celebrating it this year.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:10:02 -0400
  • 14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet' news

    The boys could be tried as adults, according to reports.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:08:00 -0400
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad says won't endorse other candidates news

    Iran's former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he won't endorse other candidates in next month's election, after he and his deputy were barred from running. "We clearly announce that we have not and will not support any candidate in the upcoming elections," he said in a letter, signed by himself and his former deputy and presidential hopeful Hamid Baghaie. Both were barred from running on Thursday by the conservative-dominated Guardian Council, which vets candidates for public elections.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:01:51 -0400
  • How Elon Musk Started SpaceX news

    The entrepreneur starts off by defining a goal and understanding what that goal is and why it is a good and valid goal.

    Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:00:02 -0400
  • Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro news

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:15:19 -0400
  • Mexico says 2 top drug traffickers killed near US border

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two top drug traffickers have been killed in pre-dawn shootouts Saturday with federal forces in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas, authorities reported.

    Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:33:42 -0400
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