World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers sayA group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, said the 347-km (216-mile) cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels. Near the beach resort of Tulum, the group found that the cave system known as Sac Actun, once measured at 263 km, communicated with the 83-km Dos Ojos system, the GAM said in a statement.



14 Michigan State Reps Reportedly Heard About Abuser Larry Nassar And Did Nothing

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

14 Michigan State Reps Reportedly Heard About Abuser Larry Nassar And Did NothingAt least 14 Michigan State University staffers and representatives were warned about Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse over the course of two decades and allegedly did nothing to stop it, according to an explosive new report from the Detroit News.



Tillerson says US troops in Syria to counter Assad

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Tillerson says US troops in Syria to counter AssadSecretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US troops will remain in Syria not just to fight jihadists but also to counter the power of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran. In a speech on the US strategy to help end Syria's seven-year civil war, Tillerson stressed that the mission of the US military is to destroy the Islamic State group and prevent its return. "A total withdrawal of American personnel at this time would restore Assad to continue his brutal treatment against his own people," Tillerson told an audience at Stanford University.



Illegal immigrant alleged cop killer wishes he 'killed more'

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Illegal immigrant alleged cop killer wishes he 'killed more'Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes accused of killing two California police officers interrupts first day of trial with profane outbursts.



Paul Ryan: Republicans Need To 'Pay Attention' To Democrats' Big Special Election Win

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Paul Ryan: Republicans Need To 'Pay Attention' To Democrats' Big Special Election WinWASHINGTON ― Wisconsin Democrats scored a major upset victory Tuesday when they won a state Senate race in a district that Donald Trump easily carried in the 2016 presidential election.



4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child From the Flu

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child From the FluThis year’s flu season is especially bad, and kids are at risk



Turpin parents plead not guilty as it's revealed 17-year-old who raised the alarm plotted escape for two years

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Turpin parents plead not guilty as it's revealed 17-year-old who raised the alarm plotted escape for two yearsThe father of 13 children held in captivity in California has been charged with carrying out a lewd act against a child, as it emerged that the 17-year-old who raised the alarm had plotted her escape for two years. Appearing before a judge in Riverside on Thursday afternoon, Mr and Mrs Turpin plead not guilty to all charges against them. The pair were led in chains into Judge Michael Donner's courtroom in Riverside, wearing prison-issue black long-sleeved clothes. The couple were given two different lawyers to represent...


Toyota Calls Off EPA Partnership Under Pressure From Environmentalists

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Toyota Calls Off EPA Partnership Under Pressure From EnvironmentalistsToyota Motor Corp. has ended talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency, the automaker told HuffPost on Wednesday.



California city sues state over Oroville Dam crisis in 2017

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

California city sues state over Oroville Dam crisis in 2017SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year, arguing the crisis was caused by decades of mismanagement.



Barry Allen Displays a New Power in "Trial of The Flash"

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Barry Allen Displays a New Power in "Trial of The Flash"He's got some conviction.



The Difference Between Dating And Marriage, As Told In Tweets

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

The Difference Between Dating And Marriage, As Told In TweetsEarly on in a relationship, both partners put their best foot forward, showing off the most pleasant, polished versions of themselves.



New York Times Opinion Page To Publish Letters From Trump Supporters

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

New York Times Opinion Page To Publish Letters From Trump SupportersThe New York Times announced online Wednesday that the Thursday print edition would feature a number of letters from supporters of President Donald Trump “in the spirit of open debate.”



Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEONorfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday. Norfolk's rail network, which spans 22 states across the eastern United States, grappled with a storm in the Southeast earlier this month and struggled with other service issues such as periodic crew shortages in 2017.



Killing of Ivy League Student Stabbed More Than 20 Times May Have Been a Hate Crime, Parents Say

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Killing of Ivy League Student Stabbed More Than 20 Times May Have Been a Hate Crime, Parents SayThe killing may have been a hate crime against their gay son, Blaze Bernstein



India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBMIndia successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a “major boost” to the country’s strategic defense system.



Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroomCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said.



Mother-daughter polio team shot dead in Pakistan: police

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Mother-daughter polio team shot dead in Pakistan: policeA mother and daughter polio vaccination team were gunned down Thursday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta as they were immunizing children, police said, the latest deaths in the country's long campaign against the disease. The duo were killed in a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city, capital of restive Balochistan, Pakistan's largest and poorest province. "Sakina Bibi, 38 and her daughter Rizwana Bibi, 16, were killed by unknown assailants while they were administering polio drops to children," senior police official Aitzaz Ahmed Goraya told AFP.



What Is A 'Sunshine Baby'?

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

What Is A 'Sunshine Baby'?Over the years, some of this vocabulary has gained wider currency, like the term “rainbow baby,” which refers to a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or other early loss of a child.



Passenger plane lifted away from cliff edge after Turkey runway incident

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Passenger plane lifted away from cliff edge after Turkey runway incidentA passenger plane that skidded off a Turkish airport runway has been lifted away from its precarious position on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea. Two enormous cranes were used to hoist the Pegasus Airlines plane which ran into trouble moments after landing at Trabzon Airport on Turkey’s northeast coastline on 13 January. The 162 passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 miraculously escaped without any serious injuries after the out-of-control plane suddenly veered off an icy runway and hurtled down the side of the cliff. Cranes are used to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a...


Watch How This School In Puerto Rico Reacts When Power Returns After 112 Days

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Watch How This School In Puerto Rico Reacts When Power Returns After 112 DaysChildren in Puerto Rico have had to live much of their life in the dark since Hurricane Maria devastated the island nearly four months ago.



House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdownWASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman.



Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's deathTalks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants. Oscar Perez, a photogenic former pilot who once starred in an action film, was killed on Monday along with six others in a police raid on a remote house. Last year he used a hijacked helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro.



CA authorities detail torture and abuse children faced at the hands of their parents

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

CA authorities detail torture and abuse children faced at the hands of their parentsOn Thursday, January 18, California DA Michael Hestrin outlined the torture and abuse 13 children faced at the hands of their parents David and Louise Turpin.



Judge Calls Larry Nassar 'Delusional' For Saying It's Hard To Face His Victims

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Judge Calls Larry Nassar 'Delusional' For Saying It's Hard To Face His VictimsFormer USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing 10 counts of first-degree sexual misconduct after more than 140 women accused him, penned a six-page letter to the court saying it was too difficult to listen to dozens of accusers deliver victim impact statements on how he sexually abused them.



Rex Tillerson Says There Is Evidence That Sanctions Are 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea

Jan 18 2018 - 8:32pm

Rex Tillerson Says There Is Evidence That Sanctions Are 'Really Starting to Hurt' North KoreaThe U.S. Secretary of State said he was confident the pressure would eventually bring North Korea to the negotiating table