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Trump Rips 'Wacky' Congresswoman For Criticizing His Phone Call To Combat WidowPresident Donald Trump resorted to name-calling in a tweet late Thursday, blasting a congresswoman as “wacky” for criticizing his condolence call to the widow of a Florida soldier slain in Niger.


10/20/2017 4:23:03 AM

Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California WildfiresAs firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.


10/19/2017 5:31:32 PM

CIA Forced to Walk Back Director's StatementRachel Maddow shares video of CIA director Mike Pompeo stating falsely that the U.S. intelligence community's assessment is that Russia's meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. The CIA would later walk that statement back.


10/19/2017 12:54:34 PM

A liberal is a conservative whose house just floodedSome Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.


10/20/2017 3:00:45 AM

Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viralNo matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.


10/18/2017 12:29:06 PM

Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the MaldivesA 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married


10/19/2017 3:32:25 PM

Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf AirportThe pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its second approach. Pilots are trained in such "go-around" procedures for aborted landings, but the manoeuvre was unusual and the German aviation authorities are investigating. "In aviation, safety always comes first. We are taking the incident very seriously," an Air Berlin spokesman said. The Air Berlin pilot had requested permission from the tower to make a left turn should a go-around be necessary. "We wanted to make a mark, a dignified and emotional goodbye," the Air Berlin pilot was quoted as saying by German broadcaster ZDF. His identity was not given. Another pilot for a different carrier told Reuters that a go-around should be performed only for operational or safety reasons. "Electing to do one if it is known not to be required adds an unnecessary risk," he said. Several videos of the incident can be viewed online. In one, control tower staff can be heard exclaiming as the plane flies past, with one person saying: "We are all in awe." The Air Berlin spokesman said the videos raised questions that had to be answered as part of the investigation. Air Berlin filed for insolvency on August 15 and Lufthansa has signed a deal to buy large parts of its operations. The airline will fly its final short-haul flights under the Air Berlin brand at the end of this month.


10/18/2017 5:46:01 PM

Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough QuestionsA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.


10/19/2017 5:18:01 PM

Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch itIn several days, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.


10/19/2017 12:36:58 PM

Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.


10/19/2017 8:15:57 AM

FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking StingThe FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.


10/19/2017 4:05:02 AM

Amazing photographs of rare white animals This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals.


10/19/2017 9:14:33 AM

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan On Trump: 'He Has Embarrassed The Nation'A Gold Star father whose son died while serving in Iraq and who became part of the contentious 2016 presidential campaign said President Donald Trump simply can’t comprehend what it means to make the “ultimate sacrifice” for his country.


10/19/2017 3:47:00 PM

Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a babyBilly Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about!


10/18/2017 10:01:30 AM

CIA chief remains coy about of Kim Jong-un 'vanishing' - but admits spy agency will be 'more vicious'The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and "waking up in his own bed" each day. But if Mr Kim should suddenly not show up for work, well, don’t ask US spy chief Mike Pompeo about it. "With respect to, if Kim Jong-un should vanish, given the history of the CIA, I’m just not going to talk about it," the CIA director said on Thursday, when asked what would happen if Kim suddenly died. "Someone might think there was a coincidence. ’You know, there was an accident.’ It’s just not fruitful," he said to laughs from a Washington audience full of national security officials. The US agency has a dark history of involvement in plots to overthrow or eliminate leaders in countries like Iran, Cuba, Congo, Vietnam and Chile. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is reportedly 'nervous' about being assassinated  Credit: AFP North Korea alleged earlier this year that the CIA working with South Korean intelligence had tried to kill Mr Kim, 33, without offering any proof. South Korea's intelligence agency said earlier this year that Mr Kim was "extremely nervous"  about plots to assassinate him and uses a number of ruses to foil would-be assailants. Mr Pompeo, speaking to a forum held by the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, stressed that US policy was to "diplomatically and economically challenge the North Korean regime" to convince Mr Kim to pull back on his emerging nuclear threat to the United States. North Korea | Kim Jong-un’s fiery relationship with the US "Kim Jong-un’s mission is just to stay in power," he said. But Mr Pompeo, who became director of the CIA in January, added he was revitalising the agency’s field missions. "We are going to become a much more vicious agency," he said.


10/19/2017 4:59:23 PM

24 Senators Back Latest Health Care Proposal, Offering Hope It Could PassSens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday formally introduced their proposal to shore up the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets.


10/19/2017 2:48:19 PM

Harvey Weinstein being investigated by LAPD for alleged rape in 2013Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for an alleged rape that occurred in 2013, police Captain Billy Hayes confirmed on Thursday.


10/19/2017 3:40:55 PM

In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.


10/19/2017 10:14:05 AM

Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl's suicideSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death should stand trial on a murder charge.


10/18/2017 4:45:27 PM

Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To HospitalCaitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity.


10/18/2017 8:43:32 AM

CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For HerLulu the black Labrador wasn’t cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog.


10/19/2017 2:32:49 AM

Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state mediaZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.


10/18/2017 10:24:46 AM

Top Syrian Army General Killed In Battle for Deir EzzorMajor General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.


10/18/2017 12:00:25 PM

Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see itGrab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.


10/19/2017 9:12:00 AM