Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.



Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused childHEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.



Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU,...


The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecy

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecyVARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to conduct four double-executions next month (all times local):



Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheldBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.



The Mud Day in Israel

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

The Mud Day in IsraelThe Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it’s Israel’s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)



Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graftBy Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight. "In the Name of the People", a new show by propaganda department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China's top prosecutor, follows an intrepid SPP anti-graft investigator sent to a fictional province from Beijing to tackle corruption at the highest levels of local officialdom. Chinese President Xi...


Stacey Smart Still Missing

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Stacey Smart Still MissingSherri Papini wasn't the only California woman who was reported missing Nov. 2.



2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-Tech

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-TechThe new, tidier proportioned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox aims straight at the white-hot small-SUV segment. To stand out, the redesigned Equinox brings high-tech...


All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIFFrom the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.



Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed storyVALLEY HEAD, Ala. (AP) — In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.



Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinalCuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.



Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police OfficerMatias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.



Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendumBy Ece Toksabay and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said everything "from A to Z" in Turkey's relations with Europe would be reviewed after the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes that would extend his powers.



Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic MissionThis week at Wellesley College, six professors who serve on the Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, a committee at the highly selective liberal arts school, sent an email to fellow faculty members urging a radical shift in campus culture. Under the status quo, the Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis, a feminist cultural critic, was invited to speak on campus, despite her controversial view that academia’s approach to regulating sexual conduct is doing harm to female students.



Trump turns up heat on House GOP before health care vote

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Trump turns up heat on House GOP before health care votePresident Trump put pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Friday morning as its prospects looked bleaker. As expected, Trump bemoaned the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, claiming it sent premiums and deductibles skyrocketing and provided overall poor health care.



Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nominationSpeaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.



Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake newsA North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Edgar Welch, 28, of Salisbury, was accused of firing at least three shots from an AR-15 rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in December and pointing the gun at an employee after showing up to investigate the online conspiracy rumors. Welch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ConvertibleAn American bad-ass goes topless.



This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh:...


Joe Manchin questions President Trump's credibility and filibustering Gorsuch

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Joe Manchin questions President Trump's credibility and filibustering GorsuchSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the growing number of his Democratic colleagues calling for a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. He said, "We should have an up or down vote." Manchin, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also discussed the latest in the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, along with the president's comments to Time magazine on his credibility.



Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: Mexico

Mar 25 2017 - 11:06am

Regional powers to meet over Venezuela crisis: MexicoNorth and South American countries will likely hold a special meeting next week on Venezuela's economic and political crisis, a top Mexican official said on Friday. "The next move will very likely be an extraordinary session of the OAS's permanent council next week," Mexico's ambassador to the OAS, Luis Alfonso de Alba, said on Radio Formula.



Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad

Mar 24 2017 - 11:04am

Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroadA Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.



Justice Department Sees Drop In Cases Against Corrupt Officials

Mar 24 2017 - 11:04am

Justice Department Sees Drop In Cases Against Corrupt OfficialsGovernment corruption has been in general decline over the past two decades, but the trend might've been difficult for the average American to notice.



President Trump’s big-rig fun becomes social media sensation

Mar 24 2017 - 11:04am

President Trump’s big-rig fun becomes social media sensationAs President Trump was testing out a big rig’s horn on the White House South Lawn Thursday afternoon, the Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement bill was stalling out in the House.