|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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:12 PM
|The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
An 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:12 PM
|City sued again over protest arrests after police shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:39 PM
|Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements
NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking — a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia’s border.
POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 6:46 PM
|Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas
Indian 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:17 PM
|Coulter, Breitbart, Drudge torch health care bill backed by Trump
With the vote on the American Health Care Act looming, conservative media personalities and outlets that were backers of President Trump throughout the campaign are attacking the Obamacare replacement bill the White House supports. Ann Coulter, right-wing provocateur and an avid supporter of the Trump campaign, has been attacking the bill as “Obamacare Lite” since its text became public, hammering House Speaker Paul Ryan along the way. “Could some investigative reporter write a piece explaining why Ryan is so hellbent on this deeply unpopular healthcare bill?” she wrote earlier this week, before criticizing Trump and Ryan for making tax cuts next on their legislative agenda instead of trade and immigration.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:53 AM
|White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017
On Friday, March 24, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosts the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:35 PM
|Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
Cuban 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:27 PM
|North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike
Kim Jong Un's regime said the U.S. should be prepared for “catastrophic consequences” if it attempts to engage Pyongyang.
POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 8:00 AM
|Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story
VALLEY 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:33 AM
|Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 7:45 PM
|Where does the Gorsuch nomination process go next?
After four days of hearings, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to move through the Senate in the next few weeks. There are two big questions that will be addressed in very short order.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:18 PM
|At least 50 killed by armed men in CAfrica: locals
At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes told AFP. "The provisional toll of the attacks in the Agoudou Manga, Yasseneme and Ngouyanza is at least 50 dead. Dozens more have been injured," said Isaac Arata-Naba, an Agoudou Manga resident.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:20 PM
|Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuries
A 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:22 PM
|Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer
Matias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:07 PM
|ISPs Can Now Sell Your Private Data: How to Protect Yourself
The 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:20 AM
|Shell to start cleaning up 2008 Nigeria oil spills in April, says official
The head of a group helping organize Shell's clean-up efforts in an oil Delta community in Nigeria said on Friday he was hopeful clean-up work after two spills in 2008 could start in April. Royal Dutch Shell agreed in 2015 on a 55 million pound ($68.62 million) settlement with the Bodo community after accepting liability for two pipeline leaks due to corrosion that contaminated their land. A community representative said they were unhappy with the contractor Shell picked.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:54 PM
|4-Year-Old Boy Saves Unconscious Mom By Unlocking Her Phone With Touch ID, Asking Siri For Help
A four-year-old boy used his unconscious mother's iPhone to call emergency responders by using Touch ID and Siri, U.K. police say.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:02 PM
|Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shooting
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The husband of one of four people killed in a string of shootings by a suspect who is Hmong urged community members not to "get caught up in colors" in reacting to the attack.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:01 PM
|Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties
Iran said Sunday it will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for supporting Israel's "terrorist actions" as part of reprisals for the increasing pressure being announced by Washington lawmakers. The decision, which is largely symbolic since the firms do not do business with Iran, come two days after the US announced new sanctions against groups and individuals that it accuses of collaborating with Iran's weapons programme. The sanctions target firms that provide arms and equipment to Israel "for use against the Palestinians", IRNA said.
POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 8:18 PM
|Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble
NASHVILLE, 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:23 PM
|House intelligence panel leaders split over session on Russia
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election deepened on Friday, when the committee's top Democrat suggested its Republican chairman canceled a public hearing after pressure from the White House. Panel chairman Devin Nunes said he had to cancel next Tuesday's hearing with officials from former Democratic President Barack Obama's administration in order to have a classified briefing with the directors of the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation. "The committee seeks additional information ... that can only be addressed in closed session," Representative Nunes told reporters.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:43 PM
|UK Muslims Tired Of Finger-Pointing After London Attack
The latest terror attack has forced many Muslims living in the U.K. to go on the defensive.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:38 PM
|All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF
From the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:03 PM
|House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway
Even though the GOP for the second day in row decided against putting its health insurance plan up for a vote in the House, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The Trump adminis...
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:06 PM
|Firefighter Rescues Motionless Dog From Apartment Fire Using Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation
"As a nurse, I knew he was probably dead, but the firefighters wouldn't give up," said the dog's owner, Crystal Lamirande.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:57 PM
|You've Been Cleaning Your Microwave All Wrong
Try this time-saving routine instead.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:06 PM
|The Latest: Suspect may work for state unemployment agency
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the murders of four people in Sacramento (all times local):
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:26 PM
|Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: Mexico
North 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:41 PM
|North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
BISMARCK, 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:05 AM
|Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6
Noura Jackson earned her GED while incarcerated and is now applying to colleges.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:57 PM
|Hundreds detained as Belarus struggles to quell protests
By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus authorities detained hundreds of people on Saturday during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed. A Reuters reporter saw hundreds of police deployed to block off access points to the square where the protests were due to take place. Saturday's demonstration is the latest in a wave of protests since February that pose the biggest challenge in years to President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the ex-Soviet state with an iron fist for nearly a quarter of a century.
POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 10:34 AM
|2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
An American bad-ass goes topless.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:14 PM
|High school rape in US fuels Trump-era debate on immigration
A rape at a Washington area high school has drawn intense scrutiny as part of the immigration debate launched under President Donald Trump, since the two alleged attackers are Latinos who entered the United States illegally. The attack feeds perfectly into the Trump narrative that the United States has porous borders and does not give priority to native-born Americans, and that unauthorized immigrants mean more and more violent crime. Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, are accused of brutally raping a 14-year-old classmate in a bathroom during school hours.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:55 PM
|Woman, 29, Gifts New Home to Grandparents Who Never Had Electricity or Running Water
Kahealani Paradis, 29, said her grandparents' home was run using generators. The toilet was flushed by manually pouring five gallons of water in the tank.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:15 AM
|This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house
Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks.
Drop one of these sticks down your drain to take care of average clogs and embarrassing odors in a matter of hours. Then, drop a new stick down each drain once every month to prevent clogs and odors in the future. Each stick includes enzymes and other ingredients found in a septic tank to break down waste and keep things clear. $17 gets you a pack of 48 Sani Sticks, and it'll be the best $17 you've ever spent.
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- Keep your drains clean and odor-free, all year long with Sani Sticks as part of your cleaning supplies
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:46 PM
|Boston man sentenced for sale of guns stolen from U.S. Army site
A 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:09 PM
|Is the Air Force Getting Ready to Dump the F-15?
The iconic fighter could be headed for the boneyard.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:03 PM
|Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'
Moments after President Trump's healthcare bill collapsed, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference: "Today is a great day for our country... It's a victory for the American people"
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:00 PM
|Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal
SPOKANE, 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:51 PM
|Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said.
POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 2:22 PM
|2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-Tech
The new, tidier proportioned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox aims straight at the white-hot small-SUV segment. To stand out, the redesigned Equinox brings high-tech features and sound driving dynamics to ...
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:21 PM
|What happened today in France's presidential race
With 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.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:01 PM
|Elon Musk's Solar Roofs Will Be Available To Order In April
Musk tweeted Friday that his solar roofs will be available to order starting in April.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:29 PM
|After Woman Gets Stuck in Desert for 5 Days, How to Avoid Being Led Astray By Your GPS
Amber VanHecke says she took the turn even though it didn't look right.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:55 PM
|Conviction of Venezuelan first lady's nephews stands: U.S. judge
Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores had argued in a motion challenging their conviction that they were entrapped in a sting operation and that their trial was tainted by a witness who perjured himself. Attorneys for Flores de Freitas and Campo Flores did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Flores de Freitas, 31, and Campo Flores, 30, were convicted by a Manhattan jury in November of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:18 PM
|North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit
The law, which takes effect on Aug. 1, mandates that gun owners only need a North Dakota driver's license or state identification card for at least a year before they can carry a concealed firearm in public. Under current regulations, applicants must take a test to obtain a permit which entails fees of more than $100.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:08 PM