UN to kick off talks on global nuclear weapons ban

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

UN to kick off talks on global nuclear weapons banMore than 100 countries are set to launch the first UN talks on a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday over objections from the major nuclear powers. Some 123 UN members announced in October that they would launch the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding nuclear ban treaty, even as most of the world's declared and undeclared nuclear powers voted against the talks. Britain, France, Israel, Russia and the United States voted no, while China, India and Pakistan abstained.



Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern PlainsTULSA, Okla. (AP) — Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.



Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site SaysWikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.



Trump and the question of truth

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Trump and the question of truthJust three months after Time magazine chose Donald Trump as 2016 Person of the Year, it has published a cover story – with the headline “Is Truth Dead?” – that charges the president is a “strategic misleader.” The article details many of Mr. Trump’s unproven accusations but then concludes his strategy will decline. News outlets now fact-check other media.



AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaA 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.



‘The least of these’: Meals on Wheels, the Trump budget and the struggle over Matthew 25:40

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

‘The least of these’: Meals on Wheels, the Trump budget and the struggle over Matthew 25:40The sainted Mother Teresa herself was fond of quoting the verse to explain why she devoted her life to serving the poor. Matthew 25:40, it turns out, is a famously difficult and controversial passage, the subject of at least one book, numerous articles and contentious disagreements among biblical scholars.



Woman Stunned to Get Her Stolen Wallet Back 8 Years Later... With $141 Still Inside

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Woman Stunned to Get Her Stolen Wallet Back 8 Years Later... With $141 Still InsideIncredibly, Courtney Connolly desperately needed $140 to enter a competition this summer.



U.N. envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

U.N. envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefireBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran on Saturday to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia, Iran and Shi'ite militias from nearby countries, are seeking to staunch the biggest rebel assault in months, which began this week in the capital Damascus and the Hama countryside.



Tesla’s Model 3 dashboard won’t be as futuristic as we hoped

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Tesla’s Model 3 dashboard won’t be as futuristic as we hoped

This past Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dashed the hopes and dreams of prospective Model 3 owners with just a few simple tweets. Tempering expectations, Musk emphasized that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 will not be more advanced -- in any capacity -- than the company's flagship Model S.

"Model 3 is just a smaller, more affordable version of Model S [with] less range & power & fewer features," Musk said. "Model S has more advanced technology." Musk later added that the Model 3 will not feature the elegant...


United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.



Cincinnati nightclub shooting

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Cincinnati nightclub shootingGunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke out among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people, authorities said. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said one of the wounded was in “extremely critical condition.” A hospital spokeswoman said two victims were listed in critical condition, but she had no other details. Police began receiving calls at 1:30 a.m. about gunshots at the club near the Ohio River east of downtown Cincinnati.



Photos of the day - March 26, 2017

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Photos of the day - March 26, 2017A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...



Rewriting the Rules of Presidential Succession

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Rewriting the Rules of Presidential SuccessionA project begun after 9/11 assumes new urgency after the 2016 election—creating a more sensible plan for what happens when a chief executive steps aside.



Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill Fallout

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill FalloutIn an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked to Chuck Todd about Pres. Trump’s efforts on the GOP healthcare bill after the decision to pull it before the vote.



After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothing

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothingIn response to United Airline's legging-gate, women are speaking out.  Two young girls wearing leggings were banned from a flight on Sunday morning due to a violation of the airline's internal dress code. The situation, which was live-tweeted by activist Shannon Watts, sparked outrage from thousands on social media who called out the company for policing the girls' attire.   Author Dana Schwartz was one of those that spoke out against United Airlines, and asked women on Twitter to share their stories of feeling "embarrassed" or "sexualized" for the first time because of...


Officer is Found Guilty in Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Officer is Found Guilty in Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old Boy With AutismJeremy Mardis was shot to death while in his dad's car in 2015.



3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern PhilippinesMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.



Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to runFormer Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.



April The Giraffe's Fetus Shows Increased Activity

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

April The Giraffe's Fetus Shows Increased ActivityThe pregnant giraffe's fetus was “extremely quiet” on Sunday morning but its activity increased later in the day, according to the zoo that houses April.



5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

5 Easy Ways to Make Fast CashFor aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.



This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."



Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrikeWASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.



Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher groundBy Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing...


Leak: You’ve seen Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ a million times, but never quite like this

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Leak: You’ve seen Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ a million times, but never quite like this

With just two days to go before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus, a slew of new Galaxy S8 photos have emerged from a mysterious leaker based in Mexico. Originally brought to light by AndroidMX, the new photos perhaps give us our best view yet of Samsung's 2017 flagship smartphone.

With these new S8 Plus photos now making the rounds online, I think it's safe to say that we already know almost everything worth knowing about Samsung's 2017 Galaxy smartphone lineup. From...


Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

Mar 27 2017 - 11:08am

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.