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California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistakeSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 7:53 pm

Firefighter Arrested After He Allegedly Beat A Man Who Refused to Give Him a Cigarette: CopsThe victim sustained injuries to his face before a bartender broke up the fight.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 7:32 pm

Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the worldDonald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:44 pm

Trump Struggles To Gain SupportThe president finds himself crawling his way out of historically low approval numbers.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:24 pm

2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An AmateurThese are some of the most visually striking things related to space.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 11:00 am

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officerBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph", or overall commander of Muslims. Russia's defense ministry said last week Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike in Syria and Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian parliamentarian on Friday as saying the likelihood that he had been killed was close to 100 percent.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 10:49 am

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arriveGermany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will be jetting in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and a gaggle of journalists will greet the VIPs as LH8415 pulls to a stop on the tarmac of Schoenefeld airport.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 8:55 am

US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits postWashington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:39 am

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good conditionCINCINNATI (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.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:18 am

What happened when  Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2Officials in North Korea say Warmbier took a poster down from a staff-only floor of the hotel he was staying in.


Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:31 am

Hillary Clinton: ‘If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party’Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words Friday when it came to the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation unveiled the day before.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:21 pm

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with IranBy 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 Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:13 pm

Venezuela: death of a protesterOver months of protests Carlos Garcia Rawlins has been on Venezuela's streets daily, documenting increasingly violent clashes with security forces, experience that helped put him within eyeshot of a soldier who fatally wounded a young activist at close range. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets across the country since April to demand elections, solutions to hunger and shortages, and an end to President Nicolas Maduro's plan to overhaul the constitution. On Thursday, a thousands-strong march that was aiming to reach the chief prosecutor's office in Caracas was broken up by security forces with tear gas and pellets.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:40 pm

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probeWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:31 pm

Grandmother, 81, Sparks Police Chase After Driving Wrong Way While on Coffee RunNancy Strader was arrested and spent 14 hours in jail.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:16 pm

Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to ChinaA prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:24 pm

White House wants more ‘outrage’ over Johnny Depp commentsThe White House spoke against suggestions of violence by an actor and a play but said less against similar remarks last year by a campaign supporter.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:35 pm

More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacksMultiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 37 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram district, a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt. Local official Nasrullah Khan told AFP that the first blast detonated as the market was crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:29 pm

Casey Anthony’s Parents Counter Sue Over Family Home ForeclosureCaylee Anthony lived with her mother and grandparents at the home at the time of her death in 2008.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:29 pm

Trump vs. MedicaidDespite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."


Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:16 pm

Black off-duty cop shot by colleague while responding to car crashA complex situation involving a car crash and three sets of police led to the shooting of a black officer by a white one in St. Louis.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 6:52 pm

Russian Visa Requests Spiked Before ElectionNed Price, former NSC spokesman and senior director, shares with Rachel Maddow insights on the reporting by the Washington Post of an uptick in visa applications from Russia ahead of the 2016 election.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 6:46 pm

Minnesota police officer's brutal arrest of driver was 'disturbing', ACLU saysA Minnesota arrest in which a driver was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly punched and kneed by a police officer was a “disturbing and completely unnecessary” example of an excessive use of force, the state ACLU has said. Video recently obtained by the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU shows Buffalo Ridge drug taskforce agent Joe Joswiak initiating a traffic stop with his gun leveled at the driver’s seat of the vehicle, shouting expletives at the driver, and violently removing him from the vehicle – seemingly before he had a chance to comply with the officer’s commands.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 5:19 pm

Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies"The one thing we knew was to expect the unknown."


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:58 pm

Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was CoercedThe Seventh Court of Appeals agreed with a judge's earlier decision that Dassey was intimidated into a confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:35 pm

Everything We Know About the New Bronco and RangerFord promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:08 pm

7 Ridiculous Foods You'll Only Find At This Summer's State FairsMake your list and check it twice!


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:02 pm

24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts


Posted: June 23, 2017, 3:59 pm

25 Pumpkin Cakes to Spice Up Your Halloween


Posted: June 23, 2017, 3:59 pm

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn 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. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 3:03 pm

Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: reportPresident Barack Obama’s team reportedly debated dozens of options for making Moscow pay for attempting to influence and discredit last year’s presidential election.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:31 pm

Body Of Missing Texas Teen Found In LandfillKaytlynn Cargill disappeared Monday while walking her dog near her family's apartment complex.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:16 pm

Dinosaurs That Once Roamed Antarctica 'Live' Again in Exhibits and FilmBut nearly 200 million years ago, Antarctica was very different. There were no polar ice caps, it was far warmer and wetter than it is now, and its lush, forest environments were inhabited by a variety of animals — including dinosaurs. Scientists dedicated to uncovering Antarctic dinosaur fossils spend months at a time camped on glaciers and digging in a frozen desert in order to excavate and reconstruct beasts that lived in the distant past.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:42 pm

Donald Trump says he is willing to negotiate with Republican senators to pass controversial healthcare billDonald 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 measure was unveiled to Congress, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement that they were not ready to vote in favour of the legislation. Mr Trump acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that a lack of support from the four Republicans leaves the party's overhaul of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on a “very, very narrow path” to victory.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:16 pm

Michelle Carter Spotted First Time In Public After Guilty VerdictPhotos of the 20-year-old Massachusetts woman, who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, were posted by Daily Mail on Thursday.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:11 pm

US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crashThe US navy said Friday it will hold a memorial ceremony for seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast last weekend. The service will be held on Tuesday at the naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, where the badly damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald is based, a navy spokeswoman said. The sailors' relatives, US military officials and some 300 crew members of the guided-missile warship will join the private event, she added, without releasing other details.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:27 am

Contractors brought in to CIA heaquarters steal $3,000 in vending machine snacksMultiple CIA contractors have been sacked after stealing more than $3,000 (£2,360) worth of snacks from vending machines, it has been reported. The machines work with cards that need to be topped up online, so hackers unplugged a cable connecting the machines to electronic payment systems and used unfunded cards to get food at no cost. When the CIA realised that an unusual amount of snacks were disappearing from their vending machines they set up cameras to catch the culprits.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:03 am

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trialPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:40 am

Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aideMayuko 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 thinning hair. "Don't damage my reputation anymore," Toyota screams, apparently in response to a mistake she claims the man had made. Major Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK, named Toyota as the woman heard on the tape.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:12 am

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic StateBy Raju Gopalakrishnan and Manuel Mogato MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana. Soft-spoken and reserved, 60-year-old Farhana Maute owns property in Mindanao and in Manila, and runs a construction business, say people who know the family and security analysts who have scrutinized its background.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 5:04 am

California man vists Disneyland 2,000 days in a rowAs one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row. Jeff Reitz marked the milestone on Thursday, using his Disneyland Resort annual pass which had enabled his trek to the park on a daily basis since January 1, 2012. "What we mostly know about him is that he loves Disneyland," said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:13 am

Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide ProtestsThe jury was deadlocked in the trial of the former Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:00 am

JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in South CarolinaPassengers and crew noticed smoke halfway through the flight, leading to an emergency landing in Charleston.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 4:00 am

Employer: Bear hyper-aggressive against newlywed, co-workerANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hyper-aggressive black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured in a remote area of Alaska, their employer said Thursday.


Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:14 am

The Latest: Woman killed by bear in Alaska was newly marriedANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a fatal black bear attack in Alaska (all times local):


Posted: June 23, 2017, 12:49 am

The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John OliverJohn 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 character assassination" of Robert Murray, CEO of the nation's largest coal mining operation, Murray Energy. SEE ALSO: Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver It didn't exactly come as a surprise; in fact, Oliver more or less dared the notoriously litigious coal boss by mocking an earlier cease-and-desist letter from his company on the show. And at least one first amendment lawyer has said Murray doesn't have much of a leg to stand on. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the absurd spectacle of the legal team for the man Oliver described as a "geriatric Dr. Evil" trying to out-bombast the HBO comedian's signature hyperbolic wit in dry legalese. Here are some of the lawsuit's best moments: Murray's giant squirrel tormenter "Defendants continued their ruthless character assassination and attack on Plaintiffs’ business reputations by describing Mr. Murray as someone who 'looks like a geriatric Dr. Evil' and arranging for a staff member to dress up in a squirrel costume and deliver the message 'Eat Shit, Bob!” to Mr. Murray.'" This is one of the lawsuit's several references to a staffer dressed as a giant squirrel whom Oliver brought out to insult Murray. The stunt was a reference to some apocryphal company lore about a squirrel urging Murray into the coal business — it's a long story. Suffice to say, Mr. Nutterbutter seems to have really gotten under Murray's skin. BTW Murray didn't actually talk to a squirrel, OK? "Specifically, in reference to an absurd story that Mr. Murray claimed a squirrel had told him he should operate his own mines, Defendant Oliver stated 'You know what, I actually believe him on that one.'" At least everyone's in agreement that Murray didn't actually consult a squirrel about his business decisions. Maybe there's hope for an amicable resolution yet! Oliver endorses Mr. Nutterbutter's vulgar harassment "If that were not enough, after the live taping, Defendant Oliver exclaimed to the audience that having someone in a squirrel costume tell Mr. Murray to 'Eat Shit' was a 'dream come true.'" On second thought, he's got a point. Have you no decency, Mr. Nutterbutter? Good faith efforts "Even worse, toward the end of the broadcast, Defendant Oliver confirmed that Defendants intentionally expanded their attack against Mr. Murray and the Plaintiffs as retaliation for Plaintiffs' good faith efforts to ensure the accuracy of the broadcast. Defendant Oliver stated "Bob Murray, I didn't really plan for so much of this piece to be about you, but you kind of forced my hand on that one." Murray's lawyers seem to be working under a loose definition of "good faith efforts" that encompasses cease-and-desist letters. Neither ceasing nor desisting "Intentionally and in obvious retaliation for this humanitarian request, Defendant Oliver boldly announced '[a]s we have been explicitly told to cease and desist, let us do neither of those things, and let's talk about Bob Murray.'" How many lawsuits are able to claim that a defendant explicitly announced their intention to ignore them on national television?  Clinton conspiracy "[HBO parent Time Warner] is widely reported as a top ten donor of Hillary Clinton, as tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics at OpenSecrets.org. As a presidential candidate, Mrs. Clinton's agenda was to 'put a lotta coal miners and coal companies outta business.'" Murray's lawyers have connected the dots. This one goes all the way to the top. Anti-Trump agenda  "[The defendant's statements] advance their biases against the coal industry and theirdisdain for the coal-related policies of the Trump Administration." What's a controversy these days without a Donald Trump cameo? Oliver's job description "Instead, presumably to boost ratings, line their pockets with profits and advance the show’s anti-coal agenda..." The first two items are, after all, Oliver's job. As for the third, it seems pretty fair to say he's not a huge fan of the industry's practices. Public shame and disgrace "The Defamatory Statements are defamatory per se in that, on their face, they reflect upon Plaintiffs' reputation and character in a manner that: injured Plaintiffs' reputation and subject Plaintiffs to public hatred, ridicule, shame, or disgrace." This would actually make a good blurb for Oliver's show. WATCH: John Oliver proves Trump's scandals are way worse than Clinton's with raisins


Posted: June 23, 2017, 12:41 am

Cosby planning 'town halls' after sex assault mistrialBill Cosby is planning to hold a series of "town hall" meetings to talk to young people about his experiences with the US courts, his spokesman said Thursday, less than a week after his sex assault trial ended with a hung jury. Wyatt said Cosby's camp had received hundreds of calls from people who wanted to hear the comedian talk to young men about the US court system. "They need to be aware that these things can happen to them, if they can happen to Bill Cosby," he said.


Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:51 pm

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