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  • Johnson: 'I Would Like to Delay' the Senate Healthcare Vote news

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to explain why he isn't prepared to vote for the Senate's healthcare bill.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:12:29 -0400
  • 'Thousands of People Will Die:' Sanders On Health Care Bill news

    Missed MTP? Catch highlights in this week's ComPRESSed.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:54:21 -0400
  • Russia Investigation Should Have Been Disclosed Earlier, Schiff Says news

    Sen. Joe Munchin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is no friend and treating him as an ally is a mistake.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:42:56 -0400
  • Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe news

    By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eight people from a little-known urban guerrilla group have been arrested in connection with a bombing last week at an upscale mall in the Colombian capital Bogota, the police said on Saturday. Four men and four women, members of The People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) rebel group, were captured - half in Bogota and half in El Espinal in Tolima province, national police director Jorge Nieto told journalists.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:33:59 -0400
  • Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk news

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:31:08 -0400
  • Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff news

    A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:56:41 -0400
  • Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country news

    Nationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:31:34 -0400
  • The Latest: Official: IDs of missing people to be released news

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a landslide in southwestern China (all times local):

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:20:24 -0400
  • Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower Unemployment news

    A close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:38:06 -0400
  • A Look at a New, Bold Experiment at UPenn for Organ Transplants news

    Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania treated 10 patients on the organ transplant waiting list with a Hepatitis C infected kidney. All 10 got the virus and were treated with one pill for 12 weeks. Today, all 10 are healthy with functioning kidney.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:46:24 -0400
  • Trump Struggles To Gain Support news

    The president finds himself crawling his way out of historically low approval numbers.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:24:57 -0400
  • Suicide Bomber Planning To Attack Mecca's Grand Mosque Blew Himself Up news

    Just days ahead of Eid Al-Fitr, Saudi Arabia law enforcement officials said a man who was planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blew himself up after being surrounded by police.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:25:15 -0400
  • NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors news

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Approximately 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, Long Island graduated on Sunday capping a tumultuous year of gang violence that started with the killing of two fellow students.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:00:50 -0400
  • Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive news

    Germany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, jetted in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. A crowd of journalists and officials on hand to welcome the VIPs let out an "ooooh" as Meng Meng raised a paw after flight LH8415 made an especially gentle touchdown at Schoenefeld airport.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:33:30 -0400
  • Milky Way nightscapes

    Thousands of glittering stars lighting up beautiful Indonesian and Malaysian nightscapes will take your breath away.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:24:53 -0400
  • Stray cats, killers and no regrets: Duterte's drug-war foe on life in jail news

    By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police have arrested more than 80,000 people during President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, but few as prominent or defiant as Leila de Lima. A Philippine senator and Duterte's long-time foe, de Lima was arrested in February on drugs charges she says were trumped up as part of a presidential vendetta. Held at police detention facility in Manila that she shares with murder suspects and mangy cats, the 57-year-old lawyer remains implacably critical of the anti-narcotics campaign and Duterte, who will complete his first year in office this week.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:06:43 -0400
  • Jowls for days: Meet the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winner news

    The 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winner is perhaps the floppiest yet. Martha, a three-year-old 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff from Sebastopol, California, took the top prize at the Petaluma competition on Friday. Martha will triumphantly return home with $1,500, a trophy, and a free trip to New York City for media appearances. SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked And she seems absolutely thrilled. Image: M. DAVEY/EPA/REX/ShutterstockMartha reportedly won over the judges the way we'd all like to — by lying down and not doing anything, even when she was supposed to. This year's second and third place winners were Moe, a Brussels griffon pug, and Chase, a Chinese crested-Harke mix. They are both beautiful. Moe.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Chase.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockA total of fourteen dogs competed in the event. WATCH: Watch these elephants save one of their own from drowning

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:05:59 -0400
  • How Democrats Gerrymandered Their Way to Victory in Maryland

    New documents show how when given the opportunity, the Democratic Party was as ruthless as their GOP counterparts in trying to redistrict their rivals out of existence.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400
  • Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:43:23 -0400
  • Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the world news

    Donald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:44:01 -0400
  • Syria says Israel strike kills civilians news

    Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians.  Rebels including hardline Islamist factions fought the Syrian army on Saturday in Quneitra province, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syrian state media and a war monitor reported.  Israel's military said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan and it responded with air strikes on the position they were launched from and on two Syrian army tanks, one as it was preparing to fire. Aerial video footage released by the Israeli military purporting to show the strikes showed a machine gun and two tanks targeted and hit.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:45:44 -0400
  • Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial news

    'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:58:18 -0400
  • Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker news

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:58:37 -0400
  • Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia news

    Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said. "They arrived late last night and went straight to the hotel in Ubud," a local military commander, I Gede Widiyana, told AFP.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:22:37 -0400
  • Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman news

    Mary Dawes (center), Genevive’s mother, becomes emotional during a news conference. A grand jury has indicted a Dallas police officer on a charge of aggravated assault for firing into a moving car and killing a 21-year-old woman. Christopher Hess, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation into the death of Genevive Dawes, Dallas police said in a statement on Friday.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:06 -0400
  • UK Labour leader Corbyn says will 'try to force early election' news

    British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to "try to force an early general election" after Prime Minster Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, in an interview published Saturday. Corbyn's Labour Party outperformed expectations in this month's election, turning what was predicted to be a procession for May into a disaster, severely weakening her authority as Britain kicks off crucial Brexit talks. A poll for the paper asking the public who would make the best prime minister has put Corbyn ahead for the first time, although other surveys have revealed little appetite for another vote after two tumultuous years for British voters.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:38:06 -0400
  • How the CIA hacks computers that aren’t even connected to the internet news

    Air-gapped computers are supposed to be ultra-secure PCs that can’t be infected with malware that spreads with the help of the internet. That’s because of these computers, often connected to sensitive machines, aren’t also connected to the internet. You’d think these systems would be impenetrable by remote attacks and would require a hacker to be in the same room with the PC. But, unsurprisingly, the CIA developed tools that can infect air-gapped computers. Wikileaks on Thursday published more than 150 pages of materials that explain how the CIA used USB drives to sneak malware to the air-gapped machines. After all, even these computers need to exchange data, and the only way to do it is using USB drives or external hard drives. A platform called Brutal Kangaroo contains tools that can be used to target computer systems not connected to the internet, Ars Technica explains. Drifting Deadline is a tool installed on a computer of interest. When a USB drive is connected to it, the tool will infect it with malware that would then be passed to the air-gapped computer. These advanced malware versions would be able to infect air-gapped computer immediately after the USB drive is plugged in. Some of them required no user interaction and could be activated by default behaviors in Windows, such as Windows Explorer displaying icons, or the letter corresponding to the thumb drive that was just inserted. Microsoft said it patched some of these vulnerabilities, and they don’t work on any of the supported versions of Windows. The documentation says that the first infection — the deployment of Drifting Deadline — might need manual access to a computer, but Ars argues that intrepid hackers could find ways to deliver the malware to the computer that would be used to transmit it to a USB stick.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:01:34 -0400
  • Emmanuel Macron teams up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Donald Trump on climate change news

    Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzeneggar has teamed up French President Emmanuel Macron in a new video pledging to make "the planet great again" in a swipe at US President Donald Trump. Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. Mr Macron - who along with a number of other European leaders has decried the decision to have America withdraw from the deal - has called on US scientists to emigrate to France.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:06:00 -0400
  • If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer news

    By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph", or overall commander of Muslims. Russia's defense ministry said last week Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike in Syria and Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian parliamentarian on Friday as saying the likelihood that he had been killed was close to 100 percent.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:49:08 -0400
  • These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American Creatures news

    They sound like mythical creatures but these prehistoric American animals were very real before they went extinct thousands of years ago.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:02 -0400
  • Deadly landslide in southwestern China

    Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:39:36 -0400
  • Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan news

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:07:38 -0400
  • Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk news

    BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:49:02 -0400
  • Firefighter Arrested After He Allegedly Beat A Man Who Refused to Give Him a Cigarette: Cops news

    The victim sustained injuries to his face before a bartender broke up the fight.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:32:00 -0400
  • Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains news

    Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains. More than seven million people voted on June 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule. Hun Sen faces a national election next year and has vowed "civil war" if he is toppled.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:28:07 -0400
  • The Latest: Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Republican health care bill (all times local):

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:34:49 -0400
  • Iran arrests Islamic State-linked group planning attacks: state TV

    Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday. Intelligence Ministry agents "were able to arrest a group linked to Daesh (Islamic state) that intended to carry out terror operations in religious cities ..., and (seized) explosive and suicide attack equipment," the television said. The arrests came days after Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired missiles from western Iran into eastern Syria, aiming at bases of the Islamic State which had claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed 18 people in Tehran on June 7.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:53:17 -0400
  • Animal Hope And Wellness Saves 5,000 Dogs From Yulin news

    “I never knew what a hero was. Never met one, until the day I first walked into a slaughterhouse,” Ching wrote on Instagram.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:58:31 -0400
  • 7 wedding apps that will make planning your big day a whole lot easier news

    Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but actually planning it can make you want to pull your hair out.  Lucky for us, we live in a time of smart phones and we all know there's an app for just about anything. So if you are having trouble organizing your big day, we've compiled a list of the best weddings apps to make the process as painless as possible.  1. WeddingHappy  OK, so where do you even start? This free iOS app is great if you have absolutely no idea what you're doing. Just put in your anticipated wedding date, and WeddingHappy will design a schedule complete with a checklist and suggested due dates.  This app has other great features including a wedding day countdown, payment tracking, a spending summary, and vendor management. The set up is super simple, and you don't need wifi to use the majority of the app — that means you can get your planning done on the subway or on a plane ride. Image: wedding happy2. Wedding Planner by The Knot  Another one-stop shop for planning, this app features a checklist, countdown, budgeter, guest list manager, and options to explore venues and contact vendors. It also syncs automatically with all your devices, so you can keep planning wherever you are. It's free for both iOS and Android.  Image: the knot3. Appy Couple It may have a very punny name, but it's essential for all things related to your guests. Appy Couple is the one stop shop to manage your guest list, send invitations, collect RSVPs, and share your event's itinerary. Guests can read your story, book their travel, direct message you with questions, and share photos with other guests after the wedding. To get started, choose one of their many lovely designs to work as your e-stationary. (Though don't stress, you can always change it at any time.) The options look like they are straight out of a cute, hip Etsy store. So you should be able to find the perfect fit for any wedding. Appy Couple is free for both iOS and Android.  Image: appy couple4. Honeyfund  Does painstakingly registering for china and flatware and sheets sound exhausting? This free app (available for both iOS and Android) can help you get what you really want: cash!  Described as "the world's favorite universal wedding registry," this app is the contemporary way to let your friends and family know you're really prefer money over material possessions. You can us Honeyfund to create a registry for your honeymoon, obviously. But you can also stockpile dough for a down payment on a house, charitable donations, and more. It also features customizable design options for that personal touch.  Image: honeyfund5. Azazie If getting gussied up to go to a bridal boutique where strangers give you their unsolicited opinions sounds like absolute torture, you are not alone. Fortunately, Azazie (free for iOS and Android) has made finding the perfect dress a comfortable experience. You can customize dresses to your specifications, and get a sample mailed to try on in the comfort of your own home. If you do want your friends and family to weigh in, the showroom feature lets you invite your pals to chat and vote on their favorite looks.  Image: azazie6. Wedding Spot You want your wedding location to be Instagram worthy, even if you don't want to spend days searching for the perfect rustic outdoor spot or loft with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Enter Wedding Spot: a super simple iOS app that lets you see every option available to you. This free app features over 10,000 venues, and you can narrow that down based on your budget, location, style, and guest count.  If you're a millennial who hates making phone calls ( same), fear not because you can book an appointment to tour the venue directly in the app. You can also receive access to exclusive deals and discounts.  Image: wedding spot7. Pinterest  All these apps are great, but it'll be hard to make the best use of them if you don't have a basic idea of what color scheme, theme, flowers, and cake you want. To figure out what you're going for, you need to get yourself on Pinterest — the treasure trove of #inspiration. There are free apps for both Android and iOS. Just search "wedding ideas" to browse through countless other people's photos. (Don't forget to pin the ones you like best to refer to later.) Within this tab you can drill down by specifying things like "on a budget" or "summer." Before you know it you'll have a dream board for your dream wedding.  Image: pinterestNow that you've got your big day planned, there's one other app you might want to consider: a relaxation app. It's just the thing for those moments when you feel yourself morphing slowly into a bride or groomzilla. Happy planning! WATCH: Almost 150 couples got married at a music festival...because why not?

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400
  • How To Make the Best Iced Coffee Of Your Life news

    If your idea of “iced coffee” is “letting my hot coffee get cold” then, honey, we need to talk—you deserve better. There are myriad ways to make iced coffee, but if you want to do anything well, you’ve got to pare down your options and really focus: Hone your skills at one or two techniques rather than dabbling with a dozen different brewers. Think of them as the poached egg and the scrambled egg of iced coffee.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:00:29 -0400
  • Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier news

    Asian carp can weigh up to 100lbs and often outcompete other fish. An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the US. The carp was sent to Southern Illinois University for further analysis.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:26:35 -0400
  • Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot

    An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:42:16 -0400
  • American Airlines CEO ‘not particularly excited’ by Qatar’s intention to buy stake in airline news

    Qatar Airways has is planning to obtain at least a 10 per cent stake in American Airlines, prompting a “puzzled” response from the US company's CEO. The state-owned airline company expressed its intention to invest an initial 4.75 per cent: “Qatar Airways sees a strong investment opportunity in American Airlines. “Qatar Airways has long considered American Airlines to be a good oneworld Alliance partner and looks forward to continuing this relationship.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:03:20 -0400
  • Tentative signs of Socialist PM taking lead in Albania vote news

    Albania's Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama looked likely Monday to top parliamentary polls and secure a second term, in which he hoped to lead the Balkan country into European Union accession talks. Preliminary results based on a very small percentage of the votes showed the party taking around a 50 percent share, and their main rivals from the centre-right Democratic Party taking around 40 percent. While their reliability is questionable, exit polls after voting closed at 8:00pm (1800 GMT) also showed Rama taking the lead -- in line with pre-election opinion polls.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:58:22 -0400
  • Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:32:50 -0400
  • Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts news

    By Marius Bosch MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate. U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist insurgents in four pockets. The week-old battle in the Old City is turning into the deadliest of the eight-month U.S.-backed campaign to take back the northern city, which fell to the militants in June 2014.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:17:36 -0400
  • Amber Alert Not Issued For Missing Texas Teen Kaytlynn Cargill news

    After 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill's body was found in a garbage landfill in Texas on Thursday, the question was raised why officials did not issue an Amber Alert for the teen girl's case.

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:52:37 -0400
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