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  • Federal Judges Won't Block Fix To Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map news

    A federal court in Pennsylvania unanimously declined to step in and block the

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:27:00 -0400
  • Putin continues to consolidate power news

    Russian President Vladimir Putin overwhelming won an allegedly tainted reelection in a time of escalating conflict with the West.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:47:17 -0400
  • Parkland Suspect's Brother Arrested, Accused Of Trespassing At School news

    The younger brother of accused gunman Nikolas Cruz was arrested on Monday for

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:32:02 -0400
  • Trump corrupting Mueller probe by attacking witnesses, officials news

    Neal Katyal, former U.S. acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about how out of line Donald Trump is with his attacks on law enforcement officials and witnesses in Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:34:15 -0400
  • 8 of the Most Beautiful Museum Staircases in the World

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    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400
  • Cirque Du Soleil Aerialist Dies After Falling During Show in Florida news

    A Cirque du Soleil aerialist is dead after falling during a performance in

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:21:49 -0400
  • Students return to Miami school where bridge collapse killed six news

    Students returned to Florida International University on Monday for their first day of classes since a newly installed pedestrian bridge collapsed last week and killed six people including a student at the school. The meeting on Thursday involved FIGG, which is the private contractor for the overall bridge design, the school, Florida Department of Transportation officials and Munilla Construction Management, which installed the $14.2 million bridge.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:05:41 -0400
  • Thomas Phelan, a 9/11 Hero, Dies of Cancer Linked to Toxic Dust news

    He's credited with rescuing hundreds people on the tragic day.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:41:58 -0400
  • Alabama Lawmaker Opposes Arming Teachers Because 'Lady Teachers' Are 'Scared Of Guns' news

    An Alabama lawmaker says arming teachers to protect against gun violence in

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:29:26 -0400
  • The Latest: German, Polish leaders back UK after poisoning news

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:34:26 -0400
  • Freight Train Collision In Kentucky Sends 4 To Hospital news

    Four people were taken to a hospital after two freight trains collided and

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:03:31 -0400
  • Ex-politburo member faces second graft trial Vietnam news

    A former politburo member went on trial in Vietnam Monday in his second corruption case this year, as the communist state continues its public crackdown on powerful figures in politics and business accused of graft. Dinh La Thang, who was also the former head of state-run oil giant PetroVietnam (PVN), is already serving a 13-year jail term for a previous conviction for corruption. The new trial sees him accused of approving a $35 million investment of state funds in Ocean Bank in 2008 without the authorisation of PVN's board or the Prime Minister.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:37:57 -0400
  • Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers news

    President Trump announced new steps to combat the opioid addiction epidemic on Monday, calling for tougher sentencing of drug dealers.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:58:31 -0400
  • Explosion At FedEx Facility Outside San Antonio May Be Linked To Austin Bombings, FBI Says news

    A package exploded at a FedEx sorting facility in Schertz, Texas, around 12:30

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:14:41 -0400
  • 'Midnight Sun' Star Bella Thorne on Showing the World Who She Really Is news

    The former Disney Channel star opens up about her experiences growing up and using her platform to help others embrace their true selves.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400
  • Collector who bought Jesse James picture for just £7 on eBay told it could be worth £2 million news

    A collector has hit the jackpot after being told that an old photograph he picked up on eBay for just £7 was a genuine portrait of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James, worth up to £2 million. Justin Whiting, 45, bought the photograph in July 2017 and immediately tracked down Will Dunniway, a 19th century photography expert from California. He was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs., said: "Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. "I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer. "I thought to myself: 'Gee wizz, this could be a real photo!' I've been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces. Justin Whiting's photo of Jesse James (right) and an existing picture of the outlaw at a similar age Credit: Justin Whiting / "The picture was identical to the one in my book, except it was full length. All my friends said it was the same but I knew I needed to contact experts. "I didn't dare to believe they would say it was genuine and worth at least two million." Expert Mr Dunniway confirmed the photograph was a genuine portrait of bank robber Jesse taken when the babyfaced outlaw was just 14. His report said: "The age of this image was about 1861-2 and is correct in every way to this period. "When it is compared to the much used comparison image I believe it was taken on the same day by the same photographer. "It is very evident by the face, hair cut, jacket, shirt and tie that this is the same image of Jesse James at 14 years old. One of the originals." The eBay listing from which Justin Whiting picked up an old photo  Credit: Justin Whiting / Justin then sent the 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches Victorian tintype photograph to Los Angeles forensic expert Kent Gibson who has verified evidence for the FBI. Mr Gibson confirmed the image was authentic and said: "All power to Justin. An authentic photograph of outlaw Billy the Kid sold for $5million in 2015 so the sky's the limit. "Jesse James is a very famous outlaw so this is obviously a valuable image." Justin, who has been out of work since 2003 due to back problems, has already been in touch with posh London auction house Christie's and is looking forward to spending his windfall. He said: "I'm definitely selling it. I'll be able to buy my own house and my own car. I can't wait. Good things do happen sometimes." Jesse may have robbed a few banks in his time, but Justin isn't taking any chances with his haul. He said: "I'm being super careful. That photograph is the most valuable thing I've ever had in my possession. It's staying in my friend's safe for now."

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:28:53 -0400
  • Syria Aid Worker: 'A Motionless World' Is Watching 'Wholesale Slaughter' news

    An aid worker in the besieged Syrian region of eastern Ghouta has spoken of

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:27:25 -0400
  • Putin says 'nonsense' to think Russia would poison spy in Britain news

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday it was nonsense to think that Moscow would have poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who are critically ill in a British hospital. Britain has said that Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the Soviet-era 'Novichok' nerve agent, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Russia has been stockpiling it and investigating how such weapons could be used in assassinations.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:28:06 -0400
  • Lin Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt Join Forces For Ultimate Broadway Mashup news

    If we don't live to see their glory, at least we'll have this moving

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:05:08 -0400
  • The Latest: Bermuda police say body found near fort news

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The Latest on the American student reported missing in Bermuda (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:25:23 -0400
  • Shooting at Maryland high school: officials news

    A shooting erupted at a high school in the eastern US state of Maryland on Tuesday, but the event was quickly "contained," officials said. There were no immediate official reports of casualties in the shooting at Great Mills High School, located about a 90-minute drive southeast of the US capital Washington. St. Mary's County Public Schools said on its website that the school was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained" but provided no further details.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:22:31 -0400
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy To Trump's Lawyer: If You Have An Innocent Client, 'Act Like It' news

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) pushed back against President Donald Trump's lawyer

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:42:01 -0400
  • India confirms 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014 are dead news

    By Malini Menon NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Tuesday that 39 Indians, who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bodies were found and DNA samples matched. The bodies were recovered from a mound in Badush, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was freed from the Islamic State last July. DNA tests had confirmed the bodies to be those of the construction workers who went missing from Mosul, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:43:52 -0400
  • The 9 Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World

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    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • Massive volcano described in apocalyptic poem ushered in Christianity for Iceland's Vikings news

    A massive volcanic eruption helped convert Iceland's Vikings to Christianity more than a thousand years ago, according to new research. Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in a medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, suggests the study. A team of scientists and historians, led by Cambridge University researchers, has used information contained within ice cores and tree rings to accurately date the massive eruption, which took place soon after the island was first settled. Having dated the eruption, the researchers found that Iceland's most celebrated medieval poem, which describes the end of the pagan gods and the coming of a new, singular god, describes the eruption and uses memories of it to stimulate the Christianisation of Iceland. The eruption of the Eldgjá in the 10th Century is known as a lava flood: a rare type of prolonged volcanic eruption in which huge flows of lava engulf the landscape, accompanied by a haze of sulphurous gases. Iceland specialises in this type of eruption - the last example occurred in 2015, and it affected air quality hundreds of miles away in Ireland. An Icelandic lava flow Credit: Telegraph The Eldgjá lava flood affected southern Iceland within a century of the island's settlement by Vikings and Celts around 874. But until now the date of the eruption has been uncertain, hindering investigation of its likely impacts. Scientists say it was a "colossal" event with around 20 cubic kilometres of lava erupted - enough to cover all of England up to the ankles. The Cambridge-led team pinpointed the date of the eruption using ice core records from Greenland that preserve the volcanic fallout from Eldgjá. Using the clues contained within the ice cores, they found that the eruption began around the spring of 939 and continued at least through the autumn of 940. At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions Study first author Dr Clive Oppenheimer, of Cambridge's Department of Geography, said: "This places the eruption squarely within the experience of the first two or three generations of Iceland's settlers. "Some of the first wave of migrants to Iceland, brought over as children, may well have witnessed the eruption." Once they had a date for the eruption, the team then investigated its consequences. First, a haze of sulphurous dust spread across Europe, recorded as sightings of an exceptionally blood-red and weakened Sun in Irish, German and Italian chronicles from the same period.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:01:00 -0400
  • AP Explains: What's next after Turkey seizes Syria's Afrin news

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's seizure of the town of Afrin in northern Syria is a significant military achievement for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that gives him control over a large chunk of Syrian territory but also entrenches his troops as an occupying force in a crowded terrain packed with adversaries.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:23:28 -0400
  • A Russian Perspective on the Skripal Attack news

    The former Russian colonel, a British intelligence agent, and his daughter were both poisoned near a local pizzeria in the small town of Salisbury. Without even waiting for a full investigation of the incident, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson announced that Russia was the culprit. Next, Prime Minister Theresa May presented an ultimatum to Russia.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:57:00 -0400
  • 27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better news

    You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:45:33 -0400
  • Steve Wynn settled with second woman over sex allegations news

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn brokered a settlement more than a decade ago with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct and recently reported her to the FBI, his attorneys say in court documents.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:10:01 -0400
  • Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian news

    Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending its self-driving car program after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. Uber has suspend use of self-driving cars it was testing or using in Tempe, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and San Francisco, according to the company. Uber was only using autonomous vehicles as part of its regular passenger service in Pittsburgh and Tempe.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:52:55 -0400
  • Devin Nunes on McCabe firing, upcoming IG report news

    Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee weighs in on 'Hannity' about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' dismissal of the former FBI deputy director.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:49:23 -0400
  • Disgraced former Catholic Cardinal O'Brien dies aged 80 news

    A disgraced former head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland who stepped down in 2013 after a sex scandal has died aged 80, the Church said on Monday. O'Brien initially denied the allegations but then apologized for sexual conduct he said had "fallen below the standards expected of me". O'Brien, once Britain's most senior Catholic cleric, promised to play no further role in the Church in Scotland and did not take part in the conclave that elected Benedict's successor, Pope Francis.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:58:59 -0400
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuits news

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city's water supply. The high court rejected separate appeals filed by the city of Flint, Genesee County's drainage commissioner and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials. The 6th Circuit decided that the civil rights claims brought by the plaintiffs under federal law could proceed, ruling they were not precluded by a statute that sets the standards for drinking water, the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:01:31 -0400
  • Costco crook's getaway habit helped cops nab him red-handed news

    Caught in the act. Two thieves were busted right as they tried to leave a Seattle Costco with the stolen goods in their hands.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:07:48 -0400
  • Indian PM Modi congratulates China's Xi on re-election news

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Chinese President Xi Jingping on Tuesday to congratulate him on being re-elected, with both leaders vowing to work more closely to fix fraught ties. China's parliament unanimously handed Xi a second term earlier this week, and cleared the path for him to rule the country indefinitely. The diplomatic phone call comes at a time when relations between India and China have been tense after a tense border standoff last year.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:20:22 -0400
  • Syrian President Assad visits troops on Ghouta's front line news

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad visited troops Sunday on the front line in the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, hailing their recent advances as a part of a larger battle against global terrorism.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:15:23 -0400
  • Japan cult members could be hanged any day for subway attack news

    TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. But when is uncertain. Such is the secrecy that surrounds Japan's death penalty system.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:16:25 -0400
  • Ford teases 700 horsepower 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 news

    The teaser image Ford has released of a new Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn't give a great deal away about the new hardcore Mustang, but it reassures enthusiasts that the trademark GT500 stripes will definitely be adorning this much-anticipated new model. This is going to be a model for those who find the current Shelby Mustang GT350 just a little too tame, and that's because this one is set to boast somewhere in the region of 700 horsepower. The Blue Oval probably had to come up with something like this to finally deliver an answer to the likes of the 707 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and the 755 horsepower Corvette ZR1.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:35:54 -0400
  • Shop The Details Of This Breathtaking Home

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    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • Kris Kobach Really, Really Did Not Want You To See This Deposition. Read It Here. news

    The morning after Donald Trump was elected President, Kansas Secretary of

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:15:48 -0400
  • Single Winner Takes Home $457 Million Powerball Jackpot news

    The ticket was sold in Pennsylvania.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:54:08 -0400
  • Martina Navratilova: John McEnroe Made Far More For Wimbledon Commentary news

    Tennis great Martina Navratilova said her salary for Wimbledon commentary was

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:27:43 -0400
  • Turkish forces and Syrian allies drive Kurds from Afrin news

    By Dominic Evans and Lisa Barrington ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. A spokesman for the rebel fighters said they entered Afrin before dawn, meeting no resistance. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said pockets of YPG fighters defied orders to withdraw, but Turkish forces were in control.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:52:42 -0400
  • Zimbabwe's president threatens to prosecute forex culprits news

    Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday named hundreds of mines, Chinese businesses and individuals who had illegally transferred foreign currency abroad during Robert Mugabe's rule and warned they would be prosecuted. The announcement came after the expiry of a three month amnesty for the return of funds including export proceeds, payments for phantom imports and "funds transferred to foreign banks in cash or under spurious circumstances". Authorities say Zimbabwe lost at least $1.4 billion (1.1 billion euros) in revenue as a result.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:07:49 -0400
  • Emboldened Xi to protect 'every inch' of China's territory news

    BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect "every inch" of China's territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:44:11 -0400
  • Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico news

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said.

    Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:23:53 -0400
  • Chrysler's Turbine Car Secretly Used a Ford Part news

    To make the Chrysler Turbine Car drivable, engineers had to obtain a crate of parts from a Ford factory under shady circumstances.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0400
  • Ford Ranger Raptor Dissected: Engine, Styling, Chassis, and More! news

    Ford subjects its upcoming Ranger to the Raptor regimen.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:17:00 -0400
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