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George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:46 -0400

George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.


Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: Report
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:43:04 -0400

Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: ReportAn airline passenger who was killed Tuesday when an engine explosion caused a


State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe flooding
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:05:01 -0400

State of emergency, rescues in Hawaii after severe floodingMore than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.


Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:50 -0400

Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: LawyerA lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of


Syracuse University suspends fraternity after ‘extremely racist’ video surfaces
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:42:44 -0400

Syracuse University suspends fraternity after ‘extremely racist’ video surfacesTheta Tau Fraternity was suspended indefinitely after the video surfaced, which was described by the school’s chancellor as “extremely racist,” amid protests and outage.


GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 Elections
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:38:16 -0400

GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 ElectionsWASHINGTON ― Since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010, repealing


New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:45 -0400

New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to voteNew York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.


Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:32:32 -0400

Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputiesTRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Someone fired through the window of a north Florida restaurant Thursday afternoon, killing two deputies who were getting food, officials said.


Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:21 -0400

Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted ReporterOne of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group


Trump calls sketch released by Stormy Daniels a 'total con job'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:13:06 -0400

Trump calls sketch released by Stormy Daniels a 'total con job'President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the man adult-film star Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot and warned her to stay silent about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump is “nonexistent.”


Southwest Airlines: Investigators consider ‘undetectable crack’ as possible cause of deadly emergency landing
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:39:00 -0400

Southwest Airlines: Investigators consider ‘undetectable crack’ as possible cause of deadly emergency landingInvestigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say that it is too early to say with any certainty what caused a Southwest Airlines jet engine to fatally explode mid-flight, but they are looking into whether it is possible an undetectable crack could have led to the disastrous series of events. The team searching for answers has already amassed a pile of evidence, including the plane’s cockpit voice recorder, the flight data recorder, damaged engine parts, and video footage captured by fearful passengers as the plane descended.


Pompeo N. Korea trip mean to boost flagging Trump nominee: report
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:17:54 -0400

Pompeo N. Korea trip mean to boost flagging Trump nominee: reportRachel Maddow reports on the difficulty CIA Director Mike Pompeo is having gathering enough votes for his nomination to make it out of committee, with final confirmation less than guaranteed. Just one of several struggling Trump nominations.


Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey Gym
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:51:13 -0400

Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey GymThree workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.


Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking Lot
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:49:06 -0400

Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking LotA 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the


South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:49:59 -0400

South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War.South Korean officials have discussed ways to formally end the Korean War with


All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:04:48 -0400

All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locationsRob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.


Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:59:04 -0400

Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claimTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.


Pope speaks out for terminally-ill British toddler
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:49:42 -0400

Pope speaks out for terminally-ill British toddlerPope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing due to a rare degenerative neurological condition. The parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, attended the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.


Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400

Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheerTrump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.


2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0400

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catchA new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The four-wheel drive one comes in at just 20/25/22 mpg, a figure on par with most gas-fueled pickups and not far off of the 18/25/21 mpg rating of the most powerful engine available in the F-150, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. That 30 mpg figure is enough to make the rear-drive F-150 a teetotaler among half-ton pickups, however. Its next-closest rival is the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is rated by the EPA at 20/27/23 mpg with rear-wheel drive. The Ram with four-wheel drive and the diesel is rated at 19/27/22 mpg. MORE: Read our 2018 Ford F-150 review It's not clear how long Ford will hold the most fuel-efficient claim, however. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will offer a diesel V-6, though the truckmaker hasn't detailed that engine yet. Additionally, its standard gas V-6 will come with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology designed to reduce fuel consumption, too—but, again, EPA figures haven't been released. The F-150's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, and Ford says that's good for a tow rating of up to 11,400 pounds when properly equipped. Curiously, that's nearly 2,000 pounds shy of the maximum trailer rating for a properly-equipped gas-engined F-150. Additionally, Ford says that fleet versions of its F-150 Power Stroke Diesel have a 2,020-pound payload capacity, which shrinks to a still decent 1,940 pounds for versions offered to retail customers. DON'T MISS: Ford's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 explained Ford expects just 5 percent of F-150 buyers to opt for the turbodiesel V-6, which joins four gasoline engines ranging from a 3.3-liter V-6 to a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. Fleet buyers will be able to order the F-150 Power Stroke Diesel in XL and XLT trim levels, while retail shoppers will have to stick with Lariat, King Ranch, and Limited trims. It won't come cheaply, either. On the 2018 F-150, the turbodiesel V-6 is being positioned as the range-topping engine, and it is saddled with a premium of as much to $4,000 depending on the trim level.


Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:31:00 -0400

Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers> Guest Enrique Morones asks Ingraham: "Where's your sponsors @davidhogg111


Hero Southwest Pilot Was Among U.S. Navy's First-Ever Female Fighter Pilots
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:03:22 -0400

Hero Southwest Pilot Was Among U.S. Navy's First-Ever Female Fighter PilotsTammie Jo Shults safely landed Southwest flight 1380 after an engine explosion.


Starbucks arrest: Philadelphia police release audio of 911 call leading to arrest of two black men
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Starbucks arrest: Philadelphia police release audio of 911 call leading to arrest of two black menThe police have released an audio recording of the 911 call that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia branch of Starbucks. The arrests sparked accusations of racial profiling by both the company and the police. In the phone call, which lasted only seconds and brought police officers to the branch, an employee at the coffee chain, believed to be the manager, asks police to come to the cafe.


Military Officers Punished After Guardsman Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:10:08 -0400

Military Officers Punished After Guardsman Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur PuppetAn airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position


I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:05:03 -0400

I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.I've always been fat. Or, more precisely, I've always identified as fat.


FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosion
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:56:20 -0400

FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosionU.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine’s manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window.


Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plans
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:55:35 -0400

Board reveals austerity measures in Puerto Rico fiscal plansSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years.


Factbox: U.S. companies with exposure to Russia
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:10:44 -0400

Factbox: U.S. companies with exposure to RussiaAlthough the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp , still count Russia as a growth market. The United States imposed sanctions on 24 Russian oligarchs and government officials and 12 Russian companies on April 6.


Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:40 -0400

Iran's Khamenei quits TelegramIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.


'Can you speak for Alfie' father of terminally ill toddler asks Pope
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:06 -0400

'Can you speak for Alfie' father of terminally ill toddler asks PopeThe father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans appealed for Pope Francis’ help at the Vatican after losing an appeal to continue his treatment in the UK and Italy. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Hits Trump White House Right In The Balls
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:12:19 -0400

Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Hits Trump White House Right In The Balls> .@secupp just now on @HLNTV: "I for one hope Nikki Haley is looking to run


U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine Explosion
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:05:08 -0400

U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine ExplosionPressure on the Federal Aviation Administration has mounted after an engine on a Southwest jet blew apart


Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:23:20 -0400

Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in PhilippinesA former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, prosecutors said. Ex-soldier Joseph Manuel Hunter, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were convicted of charges including murder-for-hire, which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan. "Obviously, we're disappointed, but respect the jury's verdict," said Robert Ray, a lawyer for Stillwell, adding he planned to appeal.


Tennessee Republicans Punish Memphis For Removing Confederate Statues
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:38:29 -0400

Tennessee Republicans Punish Memphis For Removing Confederate StatuesTennessee's Republican-controlled House on Tuesday retaliated against Memphis


Video Shows Texas Cop Barely Escaping Massive House Explosion
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:24:49 -0400

Video Shows Texas Cop Barely Escaping Massive House ExplosionA car slams into home, hits gas main and causes massive explosion.


Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:22:51 -0400

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan schoolAUBURN, Mich. (AP) — Students and others with Confederate flags flying from or painted on their pickup trucks parked for a second day outside of a central Michigan high school, prompting other students to hold a counter-demonstration against racism and bigotry.


The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles)
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:39:00 -0400

The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles)In preparation for all of this, the ship is now going through combat activation in San Diego, Calif., to pave the way toward preparing the weapons systems for the ship’s planned move to operational status in 2020, Navy officials say. This process will also carefully refine many of the ship’s other technologies, such as its advanced Integrated Power System and Total Ship Computing Environment, multi-function, volume-search SPY-3 radar and sonar systems. Navy developers of the new high-tech, stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer are widening the mission envelope for the ship, exploring new ammunition for its guns and preparing to fire its first missiles next year.


Warning, graphic content: Man violently slams puppy to floor
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:19:08 -0400

Warning, graphic content: Man violently slams puppy to floorRaw video: San Francisco police searching for man wanted for felony animal cruelty after he was seen on surveillance camera killing four-month-old puppy by slamming it to ground.


Watch this Piece of Ice Gently Drift Past the SpaceX Camera
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:17:00 -0400

Watch this Piece of Ice Gently Drift Past the SpaceX CameraWhat the heck is that?


Trump Gets Roasted On Twitter After Bragging About How Tough He Is On Russia
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:59:28 -0400

Trump Gets Roasted On Twitter After Bragging About How Tough He Is On RussiaPresident Donald Trump boasted Wednesday about taking a tough stance on Russia


Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:36:20 -0400

Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.The new three-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost replaces the previous four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost.


U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money laundering
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:49:14 -0400

U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money launderingA former official of a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said. Cesar Rincon, a Venezuelan citizen who was extradited to the United States from Spain after his arrest there last year, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the department said.


Surprise IS attack kills 25 regime forces in east Syria: monitor
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:18:33 -0400

Surprise IS attack kills 25 regime forces in east Syria: monitorThe Islamic State group launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said Thursday. At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack which IS carried out near Mayadeen on Wednesday afternoon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Mayadeen lies in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on the western bank of the Euphrates River and is flanked by the vast Badia desert to its west and south.


Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling the Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:34:50 -0400

Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling the Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all'The anguished family now has answers about Aubrey Carroll, who was last seen leaving his Georgia high school


The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:18 -0400

The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protestsAUBURN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local):


Bernie Sanders backs Cardi B plea for Social Security to be strengthened
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:15:00 -0400

Bernie Sanders backs Cardi B plea for Social Security to be strengthenedFormer Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has backed rapper Cardi B’s plea for America to strengthen social security. The veteran Vermont Senator said social security needed to be strengthened so the elderly population could retire in a gracious way. "Cardi B is right.


Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:58:40 -0400

Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement CaseHarley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marque’s biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say, aggressively protecting


60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:23:00 -0400

60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts


Nikki Haley Hits Back After Trump Undermines Her
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:43:39 -0400

Nikki Haley Hits Back After Trump Undermines Her## TOP STORIES


Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:02:19 -0400

Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang CrossoverChevy did tell dealers it's working on a performance-electric car.



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