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Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?After his victory, Gianforte apologized to Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs by name and vowed to never embarrass fellow Montanans again.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 1:49 PM

Fitbit Unravels Man’s Story About Wife’s Murder

Fitbit Unravels Man’s Story About Wife’s MurderRichard Dabate appeared in court Friday, pleading not guilty to the charge that he murdered his wife Connie in 2015. He told police that an intruder shot her, but her Fitbit tells a different story.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:41 AM

Senate Widens Scope of Trump-Russia Probe

Senate Widens Scope of Trump-Russia ProbeCongressman Jim Himes discusses another night of blockbuster news on the Trump-Russia investigation and the scope of the investigation into the Donald Trump campaign.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 2:25 PM

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought homeSAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 8:16 PM

Sputnik's White House correspondent quits, claiming they would rather have 'propagandists' than 'real journalists'

Sputnik's White House correspondent quits, claiming they would rather have 'propagandists' than 'real journalists'Sputnik’s White House correspondent, Andrew Feinberg, has quit the Russian-state news organisation, claiming they would rather have “propagandists” than “real journalists”. Mr Feinberg, has taken to social media to give full details about his reasoning for resigning and has claimed he was forced to chase stories that were contrary to the facts on the ground. “Seems Sputnik isn't happy with real journalists.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 7:53 AM

Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media storm

Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media stormAustralian Schapelle Corby returned home Sunday following her deportation from Bali 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, as she battled through a media storm in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. Corby and her sister Mercedes avoided cameras when she touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early on Sunday morning, with live television broadcasts showing a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying them leaving the airport. "It is with gratefulness and relief that this morning we mark Schapelle Corby's return to Australia," a member of her security team said, reading out a family statement at Brisbane airport.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:15 PM

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honoredOscar Lopez Rivera, 74, was convicted in 1981 of numerous charges, along with other members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), who sought to secure Puerto Rican independence from the United States. Rivera's sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama, and the prisoner was freed this month.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 3:51 PM

Cat visits every national park

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 10:53 AM

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmateATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 2:39 PM

Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of Treason

Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of TreasonNobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 2:15 PM

Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling

Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from SellingZillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:46 AM

Ramadan 2017: Donald Trump issues statement mentioning terrorism in almost every sentence

Ramadan 2017: Donald Trump issues statement mentioning terrorism in almost every sentenceDonald Trump has issued his first statement commemorating Ramadan as president, and fit mentions of terrorism into nearly half of it. Mr Bush at that time wrote of the diversity in Muslim communities, and of the teachings of Islam to be charitable, extend mercy, and search for peace.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 1:26 PM

Full Interview: Mitch Landrieu On Removing Confederate Monuments

Full Interview: Mitch Landrieu On Removing Confederate MonumentsNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 9:17 AM

GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel

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 10:41 AM

Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-grader

Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-graderDuring an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 12:22 PM

Two men stabbed to death on Oregon train trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

Two men stabbed to death on Oregon train trying to stop anti-Muslim rantA man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland, a 35-year-old convicted felon. A senior researcher with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in a blog post, said Christian's Facebook page showed he held "some racist and other extremist beliefs." The attack unfolded hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe a daily religious fast.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:42 PM

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jailsHundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday. Some 30 of the more than 800 hunger strikers had been hospitalised in recent days, raising fears of an escalation of clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank. Palestinians hailed the deal as a victory for the hunger strikers after Israeli authorities repeatedly vowed not to negotiate with convicted "terrorists".




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 7:36 AM

Sri Lanka says finding survivors among 99 missing doubtful

Sri Lanka says finding survivors among 99 missing doubtfulAGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's military said Saturday that it is doubtful any missing people will be found alive two days after torrents of mud triggered by heavy rain covered homes in southern and western parts of the country, killing 100 people and leaving 99 others missing.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:18 AM

Disney's Guardians Of The Galaxy Menu Is Epic

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




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:32 AM

Trump budget 2018: Thousands of wild horses could be sold for slaughter under president's proposal

Trump budget 2018: Thousands of wild horses could be sold for slaughter under president's proposalDonald Trump’s latest budget proposal could allow thousands of wild horses to be sold for slaughter by reversing nearly fifty years of protections for an American icon. “The current program is wholly unsustainable and a new approach is needed, particularly when considering the sharp and consistent growth in resource requirements,” the budget proposal reads. America’s estimated 59,000 mustangs live across about 40,000 square miles (103,600 square kilometres) of land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:11 AM

Three New Undisclosed Kushner-Russia Contacts

Three New Undisclosed Kushner-Russia ContactsNed Parker, Reuters reporter, talks about the discovery of yet more undisclosed contacts between Donald Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia officials and the questions this behavior raises.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 2:35 PM

Hillary, Naval Academy, Trump & more — it happened today: May 26 in pictures

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 2:57 PM

US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strikeA Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said Thursday, but they blamed the toll on a secondary explosion of jihadist munitions. A US aircraft delivered a single precision-guided bomb into a building in west Mosul on March 17, with the aim of killing a pair of snipers on the second story of the structure in the al-Jadida neighborhood, which at the time was under Islamic State control. "The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in the neighboring structure to the west," said US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler, the lead investigator.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 12:05 PM

Several teachers disciplined after student given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award

Several teachers disciplined after student given 'most likely to become a terrorist' awardLizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old from the Anthony Aguirre Junior High school in Texas, was handed the certificate one day after the Manchester attack. Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mother, said she was upset by prize, especially considering the timing. “I was upset and very mad when I saw the award,” Ms Hernandez told The Washington Post.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:07 PM

Portland mayor praises men killed during anti-Muslim rant

Portland mayor praises men killed during anti-Muslim rantPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, hailed as "heroes" two men who were stabbed to death trying to protect two women police say were the target of an anti-Muslim rant by a man on a light-rail train — a crime that shocked this city that prides itself on its tolerance.




POSTED MAY 28, 2017 9:21 AM

South African president Zuma facing no confidence vote in ANC - News24 website

South African president Zuma facing no confidence vote in ANC - News24 websiteSenior politicians attending a top meeting of South Africa's ruling ANC tabled a motion of no confidence on Saturday against president Jacob Zuma, News24 reported on its website. Citing four unnamed sources with direct knowledge of the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC), News24 said the motion of no confidence was proposed by a senior NEC member and supported by the current health minister and his deputy, among others. The ANC's spokesman Zizi Kodwa, who earlier in the week denied a Bloomberg report saying Zuma's removal would be discussed, was not immediately available on Saturday evening.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 3:53 PM

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentenceSPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor wanted to send a man who killed seven people in South Carolina to death row, but the state's lack of execution drugs and the desire of victims' relatives to never see him again led authorities to accept a deal for life in prison without parole for the serial killer.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:33 PM

Meet the Overly Enthusiastic 'Price is Right' Contestant Who Just Broke the Plinko Record

Meet the Overly Enthusiastic 'Price is Right' Contestant Who Just Broke the Plinko RecordRyan Belz even led a chant of his own name while dropping discs for the show's most popular game.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:34 PM

Why The Price Of Oil Is Falling

Why The Price Of Oil Is FallingCrude oil's rally came to an end this week on fears that too much oil will continue to be a problem.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:00 AM

Trump Is Playing the International Strategy Game Like a Novice Among Experts

Trump Is Playing the International Strategy Game Like a Novice Among ExpertsAn “America first” policy risks leaving America alone.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:07 AM

China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"

China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according to Taiwan's government. On Friday China's official state news agency Xinhua reported that he was in detention and had "confessed" following interrogation.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:38 PM

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battlePhilippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third of the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives and he has said are part of a campaign by the Islamic State group to establish a local caliphate. "We have identified where they are consolidating so we are doing surgical air strikes to destroy the local terrorist group," local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera told AFP.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 1:31 AM

Portland stabbings: Police admit attacker could be 'domestic terrorist'

Portland stabbings: Police admit attacker could be 'domestic terrorist'Portland police said the man accused of stabbing three men who tried to protect Muslim women from his racist slurs on a train could be a “domestic terrorist”. Jeremy Christian, 35, will appear in court this week for slitting the throats of two men and stabbing a third on a train after he verbally attacked two women, one of whom was wearing a hijab. “It's too early to say whether last night's violence was an act of domestic terrorism or a federal hate crime,” Renn Cannon, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Portland, said.




POSTED MAY 28, 2017 4:21 AM

South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe

South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safeSouth Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe. The South Korean military had dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit after communication with the Mongolian squid fishing vessel was cut when it requested help after midnight on Friday. The vessel's South Korean captain confirmed the safety of the three South Koreans, the foreign ministry said in the statement.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:59 AM

Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansion

Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansionFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group said Friday he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's connection to a Louisville-area mansion that sold for nearly a million dollars below market value.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Could a Fidget Spinner Endanger Your Child? The Possible Hidden Hazards of the Popular Toy

Could a Fidget Spinner Endanger Your Child? The Possible Hidden Hazards of the Popular ToyA girl nearly died when a piece of a fidget spinner became lodged in her throat.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 5:42 PM

A Solar Eclipse In Space Looks Pretty Cool, Photos Captured By NASA Craft Show

A Solar Eclipse In Space Looks Pretty Cool, Photos Captured By NASA Craft ShowA NASA craft that studies the sun captured a partial solar eclipse on Thursday.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:57 AM

Donald Trump's boorishness on the world stage has a lot to do with his failing agenda at home

Donald Trump's boorishness on the world stage has a lot to do with his failing agenda at homeThe more things go kaflooey for Donald Trump at home, the trickier and less malleable he becomes for the rest of the world. This equation was surely apparent to anyone in his path in Brussels and Taormina last week – including the Prime Minister of Montenegro, who was physically repositioned by Trump at his most oafish as he barged to the front for a “family photo” at Nato. Had anyone been hoping for a less testy Trump they were surely disappointed.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:05 AM

One dead in cargo plane crash near Mount Everest

One dead in cargo plane crash near Mount EverestA cargo plane crashed Saturday as it was trying to land at a small airport near Mount Everest, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the two other crew members on board, officials said. All three crew members were pulled alive from the wreckage of the plane, which broke into three pieces when it crashed as it was attempting to land at Lukla airport in heavy fog. The pilot died shortly after reaching hospital, local police officer Madhav Budhathoki told AFP.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 7:03 AM

[UPDATED] What You Really Need To Know About Those Viral Pink Pineapples

[UPDATED] What You Really Need To Know About Those Viral Pink PineapplesWe can't believe our eyes.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:32 AM

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killedSRINAGAR, India (AP) — One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 10:28 AM

Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter after accidentally smothering son as she slept

Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter after accidentally smothering son as she sleptA mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly smothered her child while they slept next to each other. Arissa Ward, 23, called police in Middleton, Pennsylvania, on 30 December last year after finding her infant son unresponsive on the couch next to her where they had been sleeping. The coroner also found traces of marijuana in the child’s system as Ms Ward had been breastfeeding.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:04 PM

Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul's Islamic State-held Old City

Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul's Islamic State-held Old CityBy Maher Chmaytelli and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets on Friday urging residents in the Islamic State-held Old City center of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian groups for the safety of desperate civilians there. The leaflet drop, announced in an Iraqi military statement, signaled that the decisive offensive to dislodge the militants from their remaining enclave in the northern Iraqi city was imminent. The U.S.-backed offensive on Mosul, now in its eighth month, has taken longer than planned as the militants are dug in among civilians, fighting back with booby traps, suicide cars and motor-bikes, snipers and mortar fire.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:42 PM

Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite banYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by the government.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 10:21 AM

The BMW 8-Series Is the Return of the Big BMW

The BMW 8-Series Is the Return of the Big BMWThe coupe is still alive. Long live the coupe.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:39 AM

Chipotle Reports 'Most' Of Its Restaurants Were Infected With Malware That Stole Credit Cards

Chipotle Reports 'Most' Of Its Restaurants Were Infected With Malware That Stole Credit CardsChipotle revealed Friday that most of its locations were hit by a credit card breach malware that stole information from customer credit cards.




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:51 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘refuses to hold Ramadan event’ in break with tradition

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘refuses to hold Ramadan event’ in break with traditionDonald Trump’s Secretary of State has refused to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, seemingly breaking with a long bipartisan tradition. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either the reception or an iftar dinner to break the day’s fast during Ramadan. Mr Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host the Eid reception, two unnamed US officials said.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:41 AM

2nd suspect apprehended after Santa Monica home invasion leaves 2 men hospitalized

2nd suspect apprehended after Santa Monica home invasion leaves 2 men hospitalizedA second suspect was arrested after a bloody home-invasion robbery in Santa Monica that left a father and his adult son hospitalized early Friday evening.




POSTED MAY 27, 2017 9:18 PM

Hong Kong Is Raising the Bar on Travel Destinations

Hong Kong Is Raising the Bar on Travel Destinations




POSTED MAY 26, 2017 11:01 AM

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