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GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:24:51 -0500

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questionsLouisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but that he doesn’t support them blindly: “I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I’m just doing my job.”


Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For Harassment
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:13:13 -0500

Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For HarassmentInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staffers at the Department of the Interior for inappropriate conduct in response to a bombshell employee survey revealing widespread harassment within the agency.


Tillerson: 'Cannot accept the progress of North Korea's program'
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:17:32 -0500

Tillerson: 'Cannot accept the progress of North Korea's program'Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the worsening situation in North Korea and what diplomatic options remain.


Bodies of Canadian Billionaire and His Wife Found in Their Home in Apparently 'Suspicious' Death
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:15:21 -0500

Bodies of Canadian Billionaire and His Wife Found in Their Home in Apparently 'Suspicious' DeathA Canadian billionaire and his wife were found dead in their Toronto home, under conditions which the police have called “suspicious,” according to multiple reports


Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For You
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:33:30 -0500

Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For YouTOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?


Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:28:02 -0500

Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so...Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.


This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:12:22 -0500

This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service DogsNot many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.


Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' challenges life sentence
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:42:02 -0500

Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' challenges life sentenceAmerican Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband -- a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch -- with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament in their luxury home in the southern Chinese city. With bobbed hair and wearing glasses, she took copious notes throughout the judicial review hearing into her case at Hong Kong's High Court on Friday.


AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:33:46 -0500

AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle EastIn 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests.


The best days to get Your Last-Minute Gifts
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:26:15 -0500

The best days to get Your Last-Minute GiftsConsumer spending in November was more than double what was expected, but it was a tumultuous year in retail, so companies are tacking on last-minute deals to end the season on a high note.


Donald Trump On Potential Michael Flynn Pardon: 'We'll See What Happens'
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:55:09 -0500

Donald Trump On Potential Michael Flynn Pardon: 'We'll See What Happens'President Donald Trump refused to say if he’d consider pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying, “We’ll see what happens.”


Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:09:35 -0500

Firefighter killed battling massive California blazeBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses. "Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death.


Tips on Tipping This Holiday Season
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:45:00 -0500

Tips on Tipping This Holiday SeasonWho should you tip and how much should you give during the holidays? Those are questions consumers grapple with every year, and there’s no clear-cut answer. But there are guidelines, depending on...


What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:43:28 -0500

What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy HookOn the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.


Trump’s pledge to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana getting mixed reviews
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:04:39 -0500

Trump’s pledge to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana getting mixed reviewsJobs data indicated that an average of 16,000 manufacturing jobs were added each month this year, but thanks to Trump’s promises during the campaign, some still feel that he has over-promised and under-delivered.


Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being Identified
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:01:28 -0500

Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being IdentifiedMatt Lauer’s original accuser is “terrified” that her identity will become public.


Australia's Child Sex Abuse Commission Exposes National Tragedy Of Systemic Violence
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:25:51 -0500

Australia's Child Sex Abuse Commission Exposes National Tragedy Of Systemic ViolenceSYDNEY ― Australia’s child sex abuse Royal Commission on Friday handed over its final report to the government in a move that increases pressure on lawmakers, religious groups and civic institutions to immediately adopt more than 400 recommendations.


Are the U.S. Marines Dying?
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:41:00 -0500

Are the U.S. Marines Dying?The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.


Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:00 -0500

Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death"No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza"


4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:49:00 -0500

4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashesGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza's border on Friday as the fallout continued over President Donald Trump's announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.



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