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|Trump stuns Twitter with patriotic, yet curious, video celebrating American freed from Egypt
President Donald Trump shared a video on his Twitter page that had production values that didn’t quite line up to the highest office in the land.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 5:16 PM
|White House Looking for Legislative Victory Ahead of 100-Day Benchmark
After failing to pass a much-promised repeal of Obamacare, Pres. Trump is eager to push through a tax cut package next week. House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, told members Saturday the priority was avoiding a government shutdown by Friday’s deadline.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 11:45 AM
|The Latest: Far-left candidate goes on with final event
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:18 PM
|Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’
Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:53 PM
|Tad Cummins Ordered Cialis While on the Run With Teen, Criminal Complaint Reveals
The ex-teacher filled a prescription for the erectile dysfunction meds, and rented a hotel room with a queen-sized bed, the just-released complaint says.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 4:49 PM
|Russian Planes Buzz Alaska Four Nights in a Row
U.S. and Canadian jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers and surveillance planes that keep inching closer to Alaska.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:46 PM
|North Korea detains third U.S. citizen
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. Korean-American Tony Kim had spent a month teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the university's chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, told Reuters on Sunday. The arrest took place on Saturday morning local time, a statement by the university said, and was "related to an investigation into matters that are not connected in any way to PUST".
POSTED APRIL 23, 2017 12:55 PM
|Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video
Witnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 11:44 AM
|US House panel calls FBI director, others to testify on Russia
The US House Intelligence Committee on Friday said it has requested FBI director James Comey and others to testify as part of its Russia probe, one of the investigation's first steps since its leader stepped down. The committee said in a statement that it had sent letters Thursday to Comey and National Security Agency director Mike Rogers inviting them to appear at a closed-door hearing on May 2. It also asked several senior national security figures in the previous administration to appear for an open hearing after May 2: former CIA director John Brennan, former director of national intelligence James Clapper and ex-deputy attorney general Sally Yates.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 1:40 PM
|Obama's photographer takes down Sarah Palin with one very classy Instagram photo
Pete Souza is back at it again with the Instagram shade, and this time he's coming for Sarah Palin and her famous band of sidekicks. Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock (
author's note: ⁉️ ⁉️ ⁉️) hung out with President Trump on Thursday. And afterward, the former Alaskan governor shared photos of her visit on Facebook, thanking Trump for the invite. But one picture in particular caught Souza's eye. Standing before Hillary Clinton's official White House portrait, the very mature Palin, Nugent, and Kid Rock posed in very mature ways. SEE ALSO: Trump never has to buy sunglasses again because Obama's photographer will shade him forever Palin, in her off-the-shoulder top, is seen pointing to the portrait with an extraordinarily salty "huh, remember her?" look on her face. Nugent appears to be giving Clinton the old heave-ho hand signal. And Kid Rock? Well, despite the fact that he doesn't seem to be aware a photograph is being taken, he still has his arms crossed. Very classy. But for those peeved by the photograph, have no fear. Obama's heroic photographer is here
with the shade. Digging deep into his nostalgic archives, Souza responded to Palin's photo by sharing a snapshot of Obama and his former White House chief of staff, Bill Daley, sitting together beneath Ronald Reagan's official White House portrait. Being respectful. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT Without even mentioning Palin's name, Souza got his message across with a short caption: "Being respectful." So simple. So effective. WATCH: Eric Trump is now a front-runner for the Most Oblivious Thing Ever Said About the Internet by Anyone, Anywhere
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 5:00 PM
|Best animal friendships
They really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 9:00 AM
|Chinese jihadis' rise in Syria raises concerns at home
BEIRUT (AP) — Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 6:25 AM
|14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'
The boys could be tried as adults, according to reports.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 4:08 PM
|Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's body was taken to a funeral home in his Connecticut hometown Saturday, two days before his family holds a private funeral.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 3:26 PM
|AG Sessions 'can't imagine' Dems shutting down government over border wall funding
George Stephanopoulos interviews the U.S. attorney general in his first Sunday show interview since joining the Trump administration.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2017 9:44 AM
|U.S. identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats
Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has dual citizenship and lives in Israel, made at least 245 threatening telephone calls between Jan. 4 and March 7, many targeting Jewish community centers in the United States, according to the Florida complaint. Kadar also appears linked to more than 240 hoax threats called into schools in the United States and Canada between August and December 2015, forcing thousands of students to be evacuated, according to the Georgia complaint.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 7:25 PM
|If the U.S. Could Prosecute Assange, It Would Have Already Done So
Trump’s team has gone from cheerleading WikiLeaks to excoriating it in a matter of months, just as the Russiagate investigation heats up.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 2:50 PM
|Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions?
For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. Now, though, part of that deal is jeopardy, as the funds that provide those benefits have dwindled.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 11:55 AM
|Lyrids 2017: When And How To See The Lyrids Meteor Shower
The Lyrids meteor shower will be best visible this weekend.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 7:40 PM
|'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela
Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest. Unlike demonstrations in recent days, the rallies in Caracas, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto and San Cristobal passed with no major violence reported between protesters and police. For the first time since the turmoil in the streets started at the beginning of April, the demonstrators were able to cross Caracas, including several districts loyal to Maduro and his late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 10:29 PM
|Pyongyang drivers scramble as gas stations limit services
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 11:19 PM
|Man who made his living killing African wildlife gets eaten by African wildlife
Scott Van Zyl made his living taking wealthy clients on "safaris" for the sole purpose of bringing home trophies like leopards, zebras, wildebeests and even lions. Now, investigators in Zimbabwe believe that Van Zyl ended up on the wrong end of the predator-prey relationship, and DNA tests have confirmed that he was attacked, killed, and eaten by crocodiles while on a hunting trip.
Van Zyl, who ran SS Pro Safaris, offered specials for hunters to spend a week or more on his hunting lands which border nature preserves, with the promise of killing up to seven different species for $9,000. He also offered other hunting expeditions with targets like elephants and giraffes, though specifics for those, including prices, aren't listed on the company's site. Photos of clients holding the bodies of several rare species are posted on Van Zyl's site, along with the motto "Stop whining, go hunting."
The circumstances surrounding his death are spotty, but reports suggest that Van Zyl and a second hunter and a pack of dogs. The two men split up, choosing to travel on foot alone, but when the dogs returned to the base camp without Van Zyl, his companion knew something was wrong.
His footprints were tracked to a riverbank where searchers found his backpack as well as several large Nile crocodiles. Authorities killed the crocs after getting clearance to do so and subsequently discovered human remains inside the stomach of one of them. Tests of the remains matched Van Zyl. The incident is just one of a handful of fatal crocodile attacks tallied so far in 2017 alone.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 8:00 PM
|Accused Fresno gunman’s arraignment delayed after courtroom outburst
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, had been scheduled for an initial court appearance on murder charges stemming from the death of Motel 6 security guard Carl Williams when the postponed the proceedings, said Steve Wright of the Fresno County District Attorney's Office. The judge also ordered Muhammad, who goes by the nickname Black Jesus, to undergo a mental competency exam by court-appointed physician at the request of a public defender appointed to represent him, Eric Christensen. Prosecutors have not yet filed charges against Muhammad in connection with the shooting rampage, in which he is accused of shooting three white men in quick succession in downtown Fresno on Tuesday.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 4:43 PM
|Florida senator who used racial slur resigns
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 1:46 PM
|Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention
President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from jail in Egypt was sought by Trump when he met Egypt's president early this month. Trump and his aides had engaged in behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts to gain her freedom after attempts by the previous Obama administration failed.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:34 PM
|Meet Steve, The Mysterious Aurora In Earth’s Sky
Meet Steve, the purple streak of light that appears during the aurora borealis and, until recently, stumped astronomers.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 1:56 PM
|Toddler Hospitalized After Being Attacked by Dog While Playing Outside: 'He's Very Shaken'
The child, who is 2 years old, was left with scratches and puncture wounds across his cheek and neck, a photo posted to Twitter shows.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 4:31 PM
|Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack
Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) (AFP) - Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces. Two of the attackers blew themselves up and seven were killed in the assault near Mazar-i-Sharif city on Friday which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers at a mosque and dining facility, the Afghan defence ministry said. A US military spokesman said "more than 50" Afghan soldiers were killed in the attack claimed by the Taliban, while Afghan officials put the death toll at eight with 11 wounded.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 11:55 PM
|Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch
On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science. But even if you can't make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you covered. SEE ALSO: Here's why thousands of scientists are (and aren't) marching on Saturday A webcast set to go live at 10 a.m. ET Saturday will broadcast the rally ahead of the march in Washington, D.C., for any and all who want to participate but had to stay home for one reason or another. You can watch the webcast — which will feature rally speeches and entertainment by Questlove, Bill Nye, members of Congress and many others — provided through the Earth Day Network, in the window below. At the moment, science in this country is seemingly under threat from the Trump administration itself. If President Donald Trump has his way, as outlined in his budget blueprint, the Environmental Protection Agency's budget would be cut by more than 31 percent and many other science funding agencies would face massive cutbacks as well. The March for Science is designed to make the voices of scientists and science supporters known to policymakers around the world. "Science is a vital feature of a working democracy, spurring innovation, critical thinking, increased understanding, and better, healthier lives for all people," the March for Science states on its website. "By marching in Washington, DC and around the world, we take one of many steps to become more active in our communities and in democratic life." WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 9:00 AM
|ABC News visits cabin where alleged abductor Tad Cummins was arrested
Authorities arrested Tad Cummins after finding him with his 15-year-old former student, Elizabeth Thomas, at a cabin in Cecilville, CA.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 7:46 PM
|Elon Musk thinks Tesla is just beginning to get big
Tesla shares have been on a rampage lately. Over the past six weeks, Tesla's stock price has skyrocketed 25%, with shares currently trading in the $304 range. With a market cap of nearly $50 billion, Tesla is currently more valuable than Ford -- which has a market cap of $46 billion -- and is close to surpassing GM which currently boasts a market cap of $51 billion. Predictably, Tesla's valuation has elicited ridicule from critics who can't help but point out that Tesla in 2016 delivered 76,230 vehicles. In stark contrast, Ford during the first half of 2016 alone delivered 1.35 million cars to customers.
That data, though, is irrelevant as far as Wall Street is concerned. As tends to be the case, investors aren't so much concerned with current performance as they are with future performance. And in that respect, as EV adoption continues to grow steadily, Tesla's future looks incredibly bright.
Speaking to the New York Times recently, Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book opined that Tesla is selling a story that other competitors simply can't match.
"Investors want something that is going to go up in orders of magnitude in six months to six years," Brauer said, "and Tesla is that story.Nobody thinks Ford or G.M. is going to do that."
Interestingly enough, Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- who in the past has conceded that Tesla's valuation can sometimes hover at absurd and arguably unjustified levels -- recently expressed a different point of view.
In a letter Musk penned to engineers who came over to Tesla via the company's acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, Musk said that shares of Tesla might see a 10-fold increase over the next 5 to 10 years. The letter was obtained by Electrek and reads as follows:
Unlike other automotive manufacturers, each Tesla employee receives Tesla shares in addition to salary. These shares can be easily sold for money, but they also open up the possibility of earning much more through stock appreciation. The tenfold increase in our share price over the past five years has made shareholding exceptionally profitable for our Tesla employees. I firmly believe that we have the potential for a further ten-fold increase over the next five to ten years. That would make a total value of € 100,000 from the € 10,000 in stock.
The impetus for the letter stems from financial concerns that Grohmann engineers began having once word emerged that Tesla had no plans to renew contracts Grohmann had with other auto manufacturers.
Looking to reassure engineers further, Musk added that Tesla's product roadmap extends out far beyond the Model 3 and includes upcoming vehicles like the Model Y, a brand new Roadster, a pickup truck and a semi-truck.
While it's easy to scoff at Musk's "ten-fold" prediction with respect to shares of Tesla, it's important to remember that the stock market is rarely governed by logic. Remember, Amazon's market cap in recent years soared to insane levels even though the company wasn't making much money at all. In a nutshell, Wall St. investors aren't so much of the "what have you done for me lately" ilk as they are of the "what will you do for me in the future" crowd.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 6:52 PM
|Paris station panic as man arrested with knife
Armed police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station Saturday, sparking panic at the international transport hub just days after the jihadist killing of a policeman. Police sources said that "travellers" pointed out the individual wielding a knife to passing police on patrol, who immediately arrested him. No one was injured in the incident at Paris's main international terminus and the man offered no resistance to his arrest.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 2:40 PM
|Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon
PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 3:01 AM
|Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
By David Morgan and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The Dems need big money to keep it going - otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone would have thought," Trump said in a Twitter posting. In a second tweet, he added: "The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members." MS-13 is a criminal gang with members of Central American origin.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2017 12:57 PM
|Should The Bible Be Taught In Schools?
A lawsuit alleges that the few who opted out of a bible class at one school were harassed and discriminated against.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 8:00 PM
|Mexico sees 2,020 killings in March, worst month since 2011
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has surpassed 2,000 homicides in a month for the first time since the summer of 2011 and had more killings in the first quarter of 2017 than in the start of any year in at least two decades, according to data released Friday.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 4:42 PM
|Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army
A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere. The head of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army's 32nd Infantry Battalion was found 50 meters away from his body in Patikul town in Sulu, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, said. Sobejana said Siraji was probably abducted and executed because of his involvement in peace initiatives in Sulu.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2017 8:01 AM
|IS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia
The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Friday on an office of Russia's main domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, in the country's far east, a US-based monitoring group said. According to the text translated into English by the SITE monitoring group, the source said an IS "fighter" attacked an FSB office in Khabarovsk, killing three people and wounding others. Russian officials say two people were killed in the incident -- an FSB employee and a civilian.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 7:13 PM
|The best plans for your new Galaxy S8
The most wonderful of the time of the year, as it happens, is this morning. Not only is it Friday, but it's also launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S8. Right now, you can go wander into a store and come out with a phone with zero bezel, a curved display, and an iris reader. Even better, the battery won't explode.
But a phone isn't much good without a mobile data plan, so to celebrate this momentous day, we've put together a comparison of the best plans you can get on each network for a Galaxy S8.
Best unlimited plans
All four major wireless carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint) have plans that are generously called "Unlimited." What you really get isn't unlimited data; instead, you get unrestricted data up to a cap (over 20GB for all the plans), and then over that cap, you'll still get a connection but you may be throttled. There are also restrictions on using your cellphone as a wireless hotspot and streaming HD video, depending on the plan.
Verizon and T-Mobile currently have the two best plans worth talking about. You can see our full breakdown of the different plans here, but based on a couple metrics and your particular needs, Verizon or T-Mobile are the carriers to go with. Verizon has the best coverage across the entire US, and its low-band network works better indoors or in rural areas.
However, T-Mobile has a more dense network with the same average speeds as Verizon. And, ever since February, when Verizon started offering unlimited data plans, Verizon's network has started to become more congested. According to data from Speedtest.net, average connection speed for Verizon users has dropped slightly since the introduction of unlimited plans.
Verizon's plan is better for heavy data users, both because of the quality of the network, and the fact that you get 10GB of hotspot data and free HD videos included in the price. T-Mobile's basic unlimited One plan doesn't allow tethering at 4G speeds or streaming HD video, but you can get both of those for a $5 per month add-on.
The price for a single line is slightly in T-Mobile's favor. One unlimited line is $70 per month including taxes and fees, while Verizon's price is around $90 including taxes and fees.
Best prepaid plan
In addition to the four major networks you're familiar with, there are also a host of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), which use one of the big carrier's networks to serve their own customers. They tend to be aimed at people on cheaper cellphone plans, and can provide good value for money if you don't need unlimited data.
MintSIM is one of the best: it offers huge discounts by selling service for 3 months, 6 months or a year upfront. The idea is that you pay $199 for 12 months of unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of data a month. That works out to just $16.58 a month, which is a crazy saving on a regular data plan. It uses T-Mobile's network, so you should get the same coverage you do with Big Magenta.
Republic Wireless is another beloved MVNO. Its best plan is $20 per month for talk, text and 1GB of data on Sprint or T-Mobile.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:04 PM
|Man Breaks Into Home, Has Some Milk and Cookies and Takes a Nap: Cops
Cops say Matthew Keith Dunham broke into a Fruita, Colo., house whose owner was alerted to the intruder by children in the home.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:07 PM
|Wildfire forces evacuation of at least 800 homes in central Florida
Residents in a Polk County subdivision in Florida are under mandatory evacuations due to a large wildfire.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 10:32 AM
|The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 4:09 PM
|Police injured in protests against right-wing AfD party congress
Two police officers were injured and a police car was set ablaze during protests in Cologne on Saturday, police said, as some 600 delegates of the deeply divided anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party met to discuss policy for September's national elections. AfD co-chief Frauke Petry suffered a crushing blow at the start of the congress when delegates voted down her motion calling for efforts to forge alliances with other parties in future rather than seeking to be a long-term opposition force.
POSTED APRIL 22, 2017 4:20 PM
|Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as he was ushered into a cramped courtroom for his first appearance before a judge.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 3:25 PM
|The Story Behind This Rainbow-Themed Newborn Photoshoot Will Melt Your Heart
The butterfly has a special meaning.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 2:22 PM