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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:05:36 -0400

Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.....
FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:47:38 -0400

A Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.....
Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing attempted to buy gun before attack

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:36:50 -0400

The man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in Michigan unsuccessfully attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials ....
Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:49:22 -0400

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppres....
Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:03:54 -0400

An emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Er....
Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:24 -0400

A prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.....
British Schoolboys Wear Skirts During Heatwave in Uniform Protest

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:54:32 -0400

A group of teenage boys in England wore skirts to school during sweltering heat in defiance of their school's shorts ban.....
Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:12:45 -0400

Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his ....
GOP health care bill explained

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:53:45 -0400

Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga explains what you need to know about the health care bill released by Senate Republicans aiming to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.....
Paul Ryan: It’s ‘premature’ to say whether House would pass Senate health care bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:43:52 -0400

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to say Thursday whether the House would take up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health care bill if the Republican leader manages to push it through ....
24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:59:33 -0400

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Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:49:50 -0400

The survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, in March and April, provided a snapshot of American views on guns and gun policies as the nation grapples with gun violence. Some advocate....
'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:04:49 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assa....
Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEO

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:02 -0400

There’s nothing wrong with the notion of a CEO president. But what the revelations around Russia prove is that Trump doesn’t actually run things well.....
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads Off-Camera White House Briefing

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:41:41 -0400

Will she take Spicer's job?....
2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:18:55 -0400

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.....
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:10:56 -0400

President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although ....
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:57:00 -0400

The American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ‘fundamental understanding’ of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change....
State Department to Scrap Afghanistan-Pakistan Envoy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:24:40 -0400

The administration aims to streamline diplomatic outreach to South Asia just as it ramps up the military presence there.....
Cosby Juror Surprised Case Ended in Mistrial, Thought Shamed Comic Would be Acquitted

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:05:00 -0400

The alternate juror also said he found it "confusing" that Cosby's wife was not present for the majority of the trial.....
Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case: media

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:41:19 -0400

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities 14.7 million euros ($16.39 million) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of a court hear....
Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:48:31 -0400

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors....
Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:25:00 -0400

Humanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human im....
Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:43:19 -0400

Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has hired a lawyer to represent her in the bank fraud case that she faces from the time she was the president of Burlington College.....
Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:57:34 -0400

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Whether a mourner in a black robe at a mosque or a soccer mom in a T-shirt and shorts at a community vigil, reaction to 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's death carried a common ref....
Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Macron

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:01:41 -0400

France no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time. The new ....
China’s border with North Korea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:35 -0400

China has long been North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. At least three-quar....
Donald Trump says he is willing to negotiate with Republican senators to pass controversial healthcare bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:16:00 -0400

Donald Trump has signalled that he is willing to work with four Republican senators who have said they’re “not ready to vote” for the Senate’s Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. Hours after the m....
Inside Marvel: How the Darth Vader comic series fit into the greater Star Wars universe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:46:05 -0400

Marvel's Darth Vader writers Charles Soule and Kieron Gillen discuss working with the LucasFilm story group.....
Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:32 -0400

For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing....
Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:38 -0400

Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Combination of brands could be successful but is unlikely to ever occur On Wednesday we posted a story about rumors that Harley-Davidson may be interested in ....
The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John Oliver

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:41:28 -0400

John Oliver is facing the legal wrath of a lawsuit-happy coal baron after a brutal segment in which the host tore into the American coal industry. The document accuses Oliver of a "ruthless chara....
What You Learn After Driving the R8 Spyder

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:51:33 -0400

Sometimes, top down is better....
Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder conviction

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:50:52 -0400

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Set free after 36 years in prison for a murder conviction that took decades to unravel, John Floyd donned a black T-shirt bearing the word "justice" Thursday before leavin....
Luisa Ortega: Venezuelan prosecutor defying president

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:34:11 -0400

Her enemies have branded her insane, but those close to Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega say her defiance of the government over the country's deadly political crisis is pure courage. A long....
Russia Cancels Talks With US Over Ukraine Issue

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:39:38 -0400

Russia on Wednesday cancelled a meeting planned between its officials and the U.S. after America announced an expansion of sanctions against Russian individuals.....
If Donald Trump can't handle media scrutiny he should get another job

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:43:00 -0400

In the great scale of things, it may not be the most awful thing that The Independent was asked to leave Karen Handel’s final election campaign event in Georgia. By itself, it may not matter when a j....
5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Retire

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:31:32 -0400

While there is not necessarily an easy answer to the question, fully understanding the opportunities and challenges faced in retirement is a critical first step in helping to decide to retire at 55, 6....
Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:49:08 -0400

A court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them, an Israeli advocacy group said on Thu....
New photos show us what the final Model 3 design will probably look like

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:18 -0400

Tesla's final Model 3 unveiling is set to take place next month, but an enterprising Redditor happened to spot a Model 3 charging at a Supercharger station in California and managed to take the mo....
Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dog

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:47:44 -0400

This pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photo....
Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:53:23 -0400

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying in an inte....
Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:13:42 -0400

By William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with....
Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's Family

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:58:23 -0400

Roy's girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted Friday after she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend.....
News outlets 'banned from filming' Jared Kushner during visit to Israel

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:28:38 -0400

Journalists were ordered not to photograph Jared Kushner while he is in Israel on a quick visit trying to broker a peace deal for father-in-law Donald Trump. It is unclear at this time who gave the o....
APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:54:13 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.....
Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:08:49 -0400

Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.....
33 Pasta Salads That Will Kill At Your Next Cookout

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:54:11 -0400

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8-Month-Old Baby Drowned While Mom Texted on Facebook: Police

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:15:00 -0400

Cheyenne Summer, 21, left her baby alone in the tub while she was on Facebook Messenger, police said.....