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Former GOP Rep. David Jolly: 'We Might Be Better Off' If Democrats Win The HouseA former Republican lawmaker says the nation might be better off if Democrats win back the House of Representatives in next year’s midterm election to help keep President Donald Trump in check.


Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:10 am

Neutron star smashup 'transforms' our understanding of UniverseFor the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far away, and concluded that such impacts forged at least half the gold in the Universe. "We witnessed history unfolding in front of our eyes: two neutron stars drawing closer, closer... turning faster and faster around each other, then colliding and scattering debris all over the place," co-discoverer Benoit Mours of France's CNRS research institute told AFP. Most jaw-dropping for many, the data finally revealed where much of the gold, platinum, uranium, mercury and other heavy elements in the Universe came from.


Posted: October 17, 2017, 1:14 am

The U.S. Navy Just Parked a Guided-Missile Submarine Right Near North KoreaAs tensions with North Korea continue to rise, the United States continues to bring more long-range precision striking power into the region. On October 13, USS Michigan (SSGN 727)—an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine—pulled into a South Korean naval base in the port city of Busan. While the U.S. Pacific Command states that Michigan’s visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) was long planned, the message to North Korea is clear—the United States will stand by Seoul if Pyongyang makes any aggressive moves.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:36 pm

Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting deathWAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:44 pm

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on RestasisA U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. Judge William Bryson issued the ruling in federal court in Marshall, Texas, in a longstanding dispute between Allergan and generic drugmakers Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Akorn Inc. Bryson said a group of patents Allergan obtained on Restasis, which are set to expire in 2024, should not have been granted because they describe methods of treatment that were obvious in light of earlier patents granted to the company.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:34 pm

Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months AgoAuthorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park


Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:23 pm

Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines FlightActivist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:05 pm

Jimmy Kimmel says he has no regrets after Republican viewers switch off: 'Not good riddance, but riddance!'“I want everyone with a television to watch the show,” Mr Kimmel. The less than ideal ratings numbers aside, Mr Kimmel, said: “If they’re so turned off by my opinion on health care and gun violence, then I don’t know. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host was not always a political comedian or commentator, but told the New York Times that Donald Trump’s presidency had pushed him in that direction.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:03 pm

Chelsea Clinton again calls out Trump for an offensive joke (this one's about killing people)It would be that in an exposé of Vice President Mike Pence, it's a reported comment from President Donald Trump about his veep's views that's putting the president right back in the hot seat. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton had the best response when Trump blocked a cancer patient on Twitter A new New Yorker story, "The Danger of President Pence," dug out incredible details about Pence's history, his rise to the vice presidency, and his relationship to Trump. Toward the end of the lengthy piece, author Jane Mayer reported on what Trump thinks about his political partner.  The last part about gay rights was picked up as especially cruel, and not at all funny. Chelsea Clinton, who has called out Trump before (and before that), was quick to reprimand the president about having a little basic decency. In 2017, we have to remind our President that it's never ok to "joke" about killing LGBTQ Americans...or anyone. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS https://t.co/LMGl63tjIi — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 16, 2017 Others chimed in to share how upsetting it is to hear the president speak about the gay community in such a violent and flippant manner. Wow. Our president has a sense of humor about our VP wanting to kill gays. "He wants to hang them all" then LOL. How is this defensible? https://t.co/hn1BtK60vL — Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) October 16, 2017 Referring to #LGBTQ people, Donald Trump joked Mike Pence wants to "hang them all." That's not funny, that's evil. https://t.co/n4w3iSiLyZ pic.twitter.com/0uR8klf5Ga — HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) October 16, 2017 Trump said that Mike Pence wants to “hang them all.” All gay people. Are we snowflakes for not wanting to be led by men who want to kill us? https://t.co/JSWLlmCiPQ — Glennon Doyle (@GlennonDoyle) October 16, 2017 Trump joked that Pence wants to hang gay people. Somehow, as with so much else, this will barely make a ripple. https://t.co/9ItD1VVmRJ pic.twitter.com/1BFIDP9VxT — Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) October 16, 2017 Donald Trump jokes that Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people — Laughing yet?#ImpeachTrump #25thAmendment https://t.co/0idcQ2TvJH — Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 16, 2017 a lot of fatigue going on but trump joking about pence hanging gay people is beyond. impeach — jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 16, 2017 As this is one of countless inappropriate, cruel, and inhuman comments Trump has uttered, the fear is that the revelation isn't likely to change anything — or even get noticed much beyond today's tweets.  WATCH: Cenk Uyguy explains how Donald Trump could be a two-term president.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:58 pm

Netflix (NFLX) Stock Advances After Q3 Earnings BlowoutStreaming video leader Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. Revenue, guidance and subscriber growth all beat expectations while earnings missed expectations, and NFLX stock added about 2 percent in initial after-hours trading. The initial rise continues an absolutely stellar run for Netflix shares, which, before Monday's earnings report, had gained 63 percent in 2017, 100 percent in the last year and over 2,100 percent in the last five years.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:46 pm

Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless MarriageRaise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:39 pm

Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving DinnerWhether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:10 pm

Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a carSometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC — Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 “This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse.  Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you


Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

Watch the Very Scientific Fidget Spinner Experiment NASA Performed in SpaceAstronauts put a new spin on the trendy toy.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:01 pm

Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)


Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:42 pm

Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bombMalta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement.  Caruna Galizia’s blog, Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women “making and shaking Europe” for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta’s culture of “cronyism” and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat’s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies.  Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat’s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation.  Mr Muscat called - and won - early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases.   “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in the last line.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:05 pm

Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: sourceTesla Motors, which recently missed its production target on the high-profile "Model 3," has dismissed hundreds of employees following annual performance reviews, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. "Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved," the spokesperson said. Tesla, which was co-founded by Elon Musk, announced the first deliveries of the Model 3 cars in July.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:59 pm

Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot pythonShocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 


Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:56 pm

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patientsExelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent. In the latest trial, the drug, cabozantinib, showed statistically significant improvement in overall survival in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who had been previously treated with Bayer and Amgen's sorafenib, as compared with a placebo, the company said. "With this clinical hurdle removed, we view the company as one of the prime takeout targets," William Blair analyst Andy Hsieh wrote in a client note.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:42 pm

A Groundbreaking Astronomy Discovery Gave Scientists Their Best Look Ever at How Gold Was Created"There are many, many extraordinary discoveries within the discovery"


Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:35 pm

Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All GaysPresident Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:27 pm

'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger PlaneBut everybody on board was OK


Posted: October 16, 2017, 2:22 pm

108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-CapableThe new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force’s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become “concurrency orphans” — airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:54 pm

Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and SpainWildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in “exceptional” weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:46 pm

Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down“Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” Michella Flores told a television channel. Ms Flores, 51, had been outside the perimeter of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, watching the country music performers from outside the fence, when Stephen Paddock opened fire, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. Ms Flores, who has worked as a firefighter and paramedic before taking up her current job as a part-time flight attendant and customer service representative at Kaiser Air in Santa Rosa, told KTVU she returned to California and headed to her parents’ home.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:18 pm

Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream ShopA family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:12 pm

Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?


Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:03 pm

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride Bare-essentials big twin may be best of the bunch “Llibertat ,” is a word moto-journalists became pretty familiar with during last month’s Harley-Davidson press ride in Catalunya. The English version of the word –


Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:00 pm

Kevin James Explains Why 'Kevin Can Wait' Killed Off His WifeKevin James said his sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” killed off his on-screen wife after last season because “we were literally just running out of ideas.”


Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:35 am

Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatheringsA small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism's Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the city, Israeli archaeologists said on Monday. The 200-seat carved stone structure was found underneath a passageway leading to the raised esplanade where an ancient Jewish temple stood until it was razed by the Romans as they put down a rebellion in 70 AD. Unlike larger, open-air Roman auditoriums, the amphitheatre was likely meant to be an odeon, for musical performances, or a city council meeting hall known as a bouleuterion, the Israel Antiquites Authority said.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:27 am

Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda execMazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:30 am

Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passesThe Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue.   The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a “No” would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid.  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE  That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government’s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way” to Madrid’s request. If he did not do so, he “will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,” he said.  Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said “the most radical influences had prevailed” in Mr Puigdemont’s decision. But the Catalan president’s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government’s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday.  “The CUP would have sent a very different letter,” said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:11 am

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts - for which no organisation had claimed responsibility by Monday morning - struck at two busy junctions in the heart of the city. The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing," Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of the city's ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:04 am

Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in MarawiMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The last two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of Marawi city still held by pro-Islamic State militants, top security officials said.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:04 am

Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big BattlecruiserZumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:43 am

The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.


Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:13 am

Man Captures Photo of 'Ghost' in Famous 'Haunted' Hotel: 'I Was in Shock'He said they didn't notice what they'd taken a photo of until later.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 7:01 pm

'Final phase' of battle for Raqa as civilians flee under dealUS-backed forces announced Sunday the "final phase" of the battle to retake Syria's Raqa, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State group fighters and their families. More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS fighters and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold. Commanders said the way was now clear for a final assault by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-Arab militia alliance that broke into Raqa in June and has since captured 90 percent of the city.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 6:21 pm

Trump Ally Says President Cut Off Obamacare Payments To Destroy Health LawPresident Donald Trump ended payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest Obamacare customers in order to deliberately destroy the health care law, former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon said.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:41 pm

Girl Dies After Falling Two Stories From Carnival Cruise ShipAn 8-year-old girl has died after falling two stories from a Carnival cruise ship docked in Miami, Florida


Posted: October 15, 2017, 5:23 pm

Iraq says Kurds have brought in PKK fighters in 'declaration of war'The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey's separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a "declaration of war." Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, denied the accusation. "This is false, there are no PKK in Kirkuk, only Peshmerga," he told Reuters, referring to KRG military forces.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 4:49 pm

Deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu, SomaliaHundreds of dead or injured from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 4:00 pm

'She Just Lost It.' See a Family Reunite With Their Dog After Losing Their Home in WildfireThe family thought their beloved pup had been killed in the fire


Posted: October 15, 2017, 3:42 pm

Man Recounts Horrific Attack That Killed His Wife, Son and In-LawsHe was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, face and arms


Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:59 pm

Terrifying Body Cam Footage Shows Deputy Driving Through Raging California WildfireAs a wildfire closed in and thick smoke clogged the air, the sky an angry red, the sheriff’s deputy told a dispatcher that the road he was on had become “nearly impassable.”


Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:59 pm

More than just wine country is burning in CaliforniaREDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Mendocino County is 70 miles north of California's fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, now under siege from wildfires. But it's a world away in mood, attitude and, especially, prominence.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 1:30 pm

‘Art Of The Deal’ ghostwriter predicts President Trump will not finish his first year in officeTony Schwartz, co-author of Donald Trump’s ‘The Art of the Deal,’ still says that President Trump will not finish his first year in office.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 1:13 pm

On 'SNL,' Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Can't Stay On Message EitherAlec Baldwin’s Donald Trump had a lot of ground to cover this week during “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open sketch.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 1:02 pm

Pope adds 35 saints to church, nearly all martyrsVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past centuries.


Posted: October 15, 2017, 12:19 pm

Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostageThe Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family's captivity, saying the woman had a "natural miscarriage". Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were seized by the Taliban while hiking in Afghanistan in 2012, and then turned over to the group's affiliated militant Haqqani network in Pakistan. After landing in Toronto on Friday Boyle accused his captors of killing his baby daughter and raping his wife -- accusations which the Taliban said were "fake".


Posted: October 15, 2017, 10:53 am

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