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Hillary, Naval Academy, Trump & more — it happened today: May 26 in picturesHillary Clinton delivers a commencement address, President Trump attends the G-7 summit and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:57 pm

Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: CopsTun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane's service door.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:56 pm

Disney's Guardians Of The Galaxy Menu Is EpicSummer plans right here.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:32 pm

Cat visits every national parkThis adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:53 pm

GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax DieselToday's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al The suit filed in Detroit's federal court yesterday alleges that GM illegally outfitted 705,000 pickups with defeat devices similar to those deployed by Volkswagen in 11 million cars worldwide, including 565,000 registered in the U.S. The suit covers 2011-2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel. Unlike the lawsuit filed earlier this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this one comes from consumers, not the U.S. Department of Justice. It alleges that GM employed at least three defeat devices that allowed trucks to emit up to five times the legal limit of pollutants while on the road but to keep emissions within legal limits during regulatory tests.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al alleges that GM broke a number of racketeering and consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs seek a wide range of compensation, including payouts for lost resale value and buybacks of their vehicles. They're also seeking punitive damages against the automaker. Interestingly, the suit also names German supplier Bosch as a defendant. If the case goes to trial, that could be significant, since Bosch was very closely linked to the Volkswagen scandal. If you follow car news, it probably won't surprise you to learn that plaintiffs in the GM case are represented in part by Hagens Berman law firm, which has been a key player in the Dieselgate settlement and many other auto-related suits. GM has issued a brief statement about the lawsuit that reads, in full: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." It's worth noting that this is one of at least two cases being brought by consumers against GM over its diesel vehicles--the other involving emissions in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Our take Who will prevail? We can't say because, much to some of our mothers' chagrin, we're not lawyers. However, we do know that the case puts GM in an awkward position. If the case goes to trial, it might prove GM's innocence, but GM's name would remain in the headlines for months and potentially years. Being associated with a high-profile case related to diesel emissions fraud at this time in history wouldn't do much for GM's diesel sales. That's a real problem, as GM appears to have banked on cornering the diesel market as other automakers retreat. On the other hand, settling this case (and the one involving the Cruze for that matter) out of court wouldn't do anything to exonerate GM. However, in terms of publicity, it might be for the best. Either way, shareholders will want GM to put the case to rest as soon as possible: stock prices took a plunge yesterday after the lawsuit was filed, though some of that value could be regained in trading today.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:41 pm

New details emerge about the San Bernardino shootoutPolice shot and killed the suspects

Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:12 pm

Credit Myths That Cost You MoneyCredit scores are confusing. You can pay off your student loans and see your credit score drop. You can add significant credit card debt and see your score soar. It's no wonder there are so many misconceptions about how to build or improve credit.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:10 pm

How to Maintain and Repair Your Gas GrillConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Whether you’ve been using it all year or haven’t touched it in months, you should give your grill the once-over before t...

Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:25 pm

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State groupILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

G7 summit: Donald Trump calls Germans 'bad, very bad' and vows to curb foreign car importsDonald Trump has attacked Germans for being “bad, very bad” and vowed to limit US car imports from the country. At a meeting with European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday Mr Trump reportedly said: “Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US. Mr Trump has repeatedly criticised Germany's large trade surplus with the US, which he said hurts US manufacturers.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:30 am

NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: MoscowRussia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:49 am

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault chargeBy Justin Mitchell BOZEMAN, Mont. (Reuters) - Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill. A race that was expected to be a test of President Donald Trump's political influence ahead of next year's U.S. congressional elections was jolted by the charge against Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive who had urged voters to send him to Congress to help Trump. "I should not have treated that reporter that way." Gianforte beat Democrat Rob Quist, a banjo player and first-time candidate who had focused his campaign on criticism of the Republican effort to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:26 am

Chris Cornell Had Fresh Track Marks On His Arm: ReportWhile authorities ruled the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman took his own life last week Thursday, his family raised doubts over the findings.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:41 am

The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hireMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):

Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:22 am

Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crashLOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:16 am

'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdownPHOENIX (AP) — A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:36 am

Verizon may have just made the world’s most pointless thing

Someone, somewhere, deep in the bowels of Verizon's marketing department, has apparently read a study saying that the Internet of Things is going to be the next iPhone. This noble Brand Crusader decided that Verizon should be a Thought Leader in this category, and directed the captive team of engineers to make a Product that demonstrates Verizon's commitment to the IoT.

But unfortunately, no one stopped along the way to think about whether this is a thing that anyone will want to buy.

It's called the SmartHub, and it's a 4G LTE modem that turns Verizon's wireless network into a local Wi-Fi network. Verizon positions it as a router for the "smart home," which means it's supposed to connect all your Nests and your Hue bulbs and smart salt shakers to the internet so they can send you endless push notifications.

The SmartHub will do that. But you know what else will do that just fine? Your home Wi-Fi network, which comes in over a cable and is probably faster, more reliable, and far cheaper per gigabyte than Verizon's LTE solution.

Sure, there are definitely people out there who don't have a fixed-line broadband connection. Depending on the year, about 65-70% of all homes have a broadband connection. But I'm willing to make a purely speculative bet that 99.9% of people who have a $200 Wi-Fi connected thermostat also have a home broadband connection. Statistically speaking, most people who don't have home broadband are either poor (in which case they can't afford smart home gadgets), renters who are moving frequently (who aren't allowed to install smart home gadgets), or old (in which case they won't understand why their thermostat now needs an app).

There will be a time in the future, after millimeter-wave 5G becomes common and wireless internet becomes cheap, when you might want to replace your fixed-line broadband with a wireless service. But that day is not today, and no person with a smart home setup is going to run it off an expensive, capacity-limited wireless connection.

Verizon did not return a request to explain who the hell the SmartHub is for.

Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:00 am

El Salvador captures escaped female killer "Boss"Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 10:30 pm

The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attackSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local):

Posted: May 25, 2017, 10:04 pm

Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol stationA Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 10:02 pm

Jesse Ventura's Fight to Legalize MarijuanaThe following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:50 pm

Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attackBALTIMORE (AP) — A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:04 pm

Brand new Model 3 spy shot surfaces online

It's probably fair to say that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 is the most anticipated vehicle release in years, if not decades. While new car releases from luxury car makers often drum up excitement, it's rare to see an immense level of curiosity and excitement surrounding the release of a $35,000 car designed for the mass market. And yet, Tesla has managed to create an air of intrigue for the Model 3, a feat made all the more impressive given that Tesla hasn't marketed the car at all. In fact, Elon Musk recently said that Tesla will be "anti-selling" the Model 3, which is to say that it won't even be offering prospective buyers test drives.

Now the reason why the Model 3 has engendered so much interest isn't too hard to figure out. Put simply, Tesla is promising to give users a taste of its luxury Model S for just a fraction of the price, albeit in a slightly smaller design and with fewer bells and whistles. Nonetheless, interest in the Model 3 went through the roof immediately after its unveiling, with early reservations quickly reaching the 380,000 threshold, a feat that surprised even Tesla executives.

With so much interest in the Model 3 -- a dynamic partially attributable to the fact that Tesla has yet to reveal what the final version will look like -- it's become something of an activity for Tesla enthusiasts to take photos of Model 3 vehicles out on the open road during testing. Not surprisingly, the frequency with which Model 3 spy shots now seem to surface has increased as we get ever closer to mass production, which Tesla maintains will still begin in July.

The most recent Model 3 spy shot comes to us via Reddit and features a white Model 3 with roof racks. The photo isn't terribly revealing but it does give us a really great view of the Model 3's slightly altered front design.

Some additional Model 3 photos and spy shots that you might have missed over the past few weeks are embedded below.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:47 pm

The Latest: Coroner's office IDs skydiver as California manLODI, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a skydiving death in Northern California (all times local):

Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:36 pm

Trump literally pushes his way to the front of the world stage at NATO summitPresident Trump literally pushed his way to the front of the world stage at the Brussels NATO summit Thursday. He shoved NATO leader Prime Minister Dusko Markovic of Montenegro out of the way, which happens to be the newest alliance member.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:24 pm

Congress ends effort to kill limits on debit card feesBy Pete Schroeder Washington (Reuters) - Banks were regrouping on Thursday, a day after being handed a large defeat in the U.S. House, where Republicans sided with retailers in agreeing to preserve limits on debit card fees. The financial industry insisted it was not done fighting to remove limits on the fees. "We are glad this fight is over, and are happy with our victory," said Austen Jensen with the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:33 pm

Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congressBy Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:21 pm

Hezbollah says unfazed by US, Saudi 'threats'The head of Lebanese movement Hezbollah said Thursday he was unfazed by "threats" of attacks or fresh sanctions, days after US President Donald Trump slammed the group and its sponsor Iran. On his visit to Riyadh last week, Trump blamed Iran for destabilising the Middle East and called for a crackdown on its allies, including Shiite movement Hezbollah. "Threats of killing or dying do not scare us... No one scares us at all.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:37 pm

Here's Why Bitcoin Prices Are SkyrocketingCryptocurrency... so hot right now. Bitcoin surges above $2,700. Economic shifts in China are one of many factors propelling cryptocurrency to record-breaking prices.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:28 pm

BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than SixThis shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 5:20 pm

Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault TrialOpening arguments are set to begin June 5.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:31 pm

GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris AgreementA group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

Hamas executes three over commander's murderThe Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP correspondent who attended the executions.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:19 pm

Officials: Manchester bomber passed through Germany, TurkeyBERLIN (AP) — The suspected bomber in the concert attack in Britain passed through Germany and Turkey before the attack, authorities said Thursday.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:01 pm

Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks OutThe father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 3:51 pm

Bernie Sanders and MIck Mulvaney battle over estate taxAt a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took part in a spirited exchange with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over details of President Trump's proposed budget.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:44 pm

Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, EnglandPhotos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:30 pm

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climateAt every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement -- is never far from the surface. "I am still trying to convince the doubters," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday at informal 30-nation climate talks in Berlin, where China's climate tzar, Xie Zhenhua, also urged the United States to stay the course. Newly minted French President Emmanuel Macron, on the eve of his May 7 victory, likewise vowed to "do everything possible" to keep the former reality TV star on board.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:24 pm

Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in USSIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:22 pm

Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe at his successor Thursday, telling a Berlin audience that the world cannot “hide behind a wall” — an apparent reference to President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Obama was in Germany for Kirchentag, a conference affiliated with the Protestant church that he attended at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 2:21 pm

Tesla Model 3 leaked data suggests 0-60 time of 5.6 secondsMore details on the Tesla Model 3 have emerged ahead of the car’s July debut. Slides comparing the Model 3 with the Model S recently surfaced on a Tesla enthusiast site and are said to have been supplied by a company insider. The slides are allegedly part of a Tesla campaign to train salespeople to upsell customers a Model S over the production-constrained Model 3.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

Indian police arrest 150 from Modi's party in Kolkata clashesIndian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze. Regional and national leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged the march to protest against a perceived deterioration in security in the state of West Bengal, which is ruled by a rival left-wing party. West Bengal, with a population of nearly 100 million, has a long history of political violence.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:09 pm

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbersRescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:15 am

Advertisers Pull Out Of Sean Hannity’s Show Over Seth Rich Conspiracy TheoryThe Fox News host has maintained his support to the theory, which said DNC staffer Seth Rich leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks last July because of which he was killed.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 10:03 am

Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-MayA U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who turned themselves in by the end of the month, calling on them to lay down their arms ahead of an expected assault on the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which groups Kurdish and Arab fighters, has advanced to within a few kilometers (miles) of Raqqa city at the nearest point, in an offensive that got underway in November to encircle and capture the city. The SDF, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, said earlier this month it expects to launch the final assault on Raqqa in early summer.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:15 am

Arrested Joker-Lookalike Speaks Out After Gun ChargesLawrence Patrick Sullivan has his face tattooed that makes him look like a mix of Heath Ledger’s Joker character and also Jared Leto’s version from "Suicide Squad."

Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:13 am

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporterOn the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:18 am

Local Hero: Girl, 12, Rescues 4-Year-Old Neighbor From Alleged Abduction: CopsA 4-year-old girl was being led away by a man gripping her hand, according to a 12-year-old neighbor who pulled the child away and took her home.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:15 am

Trump didn't let Sean Spicer meet the pope even though he really wanted toThe Trumps and some White House officials met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, but one figure was notably missing: Sean Spicer. And apparently, he's pretty upset about it. A source close to the White House told CNN that Spicer not being brought along to the meeting was "a slight," and that to meet Papa Francesco was "all he wanted." SEE ALSO: James Comey once pulled a Sean Spicer to avoid Trump Granting the one thing Spicer wanted was, uhh, just not on Trump's mind we guess.  Though he did manage to bring along Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in addition to Jared and Ivanka.  Jared and I were honored to join the President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS in meeting His Holiness Pope Francis #POTUSAbroad — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 24, 2017 In a shocking turn of events, people really felt for Spicey! If the man wants to meet the pope, just let him! @dave_brown24 @jenniferemorrow — Andrew Miller (@heyapm) May 24, 2017 Ok, not everyone did. @dave_brown24 Karma — samslackey (@samslackey) May 24, 2017 Of course, it was pretty in character for Trump to block him in the first place.  @dave_brown24 SPICER: So will I get to meet the pope at least?TRUMP: Is the Pope Catholic?[narrator voice] it turned out Trump was actually asking — Linguica (@andrewrstine) May 24, 2017 Surely Spicey will have a second chance at a papal visit, right? Right, guys?? WATCH: Scuba dive tankless with this floating air caddie

Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:50 am

UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaksBy Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.

Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:35 pm

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