Colorado Mother Says Infant Son Overheated Aboard Delayed United Flight

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Colorado Mother Says Infant Son Overheated Aboard Delayed United FlightThe alleged incident happened on Texas-bound plane from Denver International Airport on June 22.



15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in ColombiaThe latest on the tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers that capsized, leaving at least six people dead.



The iPhone is no longer the fastest phone in the world

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

The iPhone is no longer the fastest phone in the world

A new type of smartphone face-off has become increasingly popular over the past couple years. In an effort to measure real-world performance, YouTube vloggers have devised an unscientific test that compares the speeds of two phones. In a nutshell, they have a preset list of apps that they open in succession once to see how quickly a smartphone loads the apps. Then, they open all the apps again in the same order to see how quickly a smartphone can recall them from memory.

Ever since this new breed of smartphone speed tests emerged, one line of devices has been unbeatable. Despite seemingly never quite...


Community buy Texas man car after finding him walking 3 miles to and from work in 32 degree heat

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Community buy Texas man car after finding him walking 3 miles to and from work in 32 degree heatA man who was forced to walk miles to work in sweltering heat, has been bought a car by members of his local community. Justin Korva regularly braved temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) to get to his job at Taco Casa in Rockwell, Texas. The 20-year-old was picked up on his three-mile trek one morning by Andy Mitchell, who posted a picture of pair on Facebook next to a message explaining his journey.



U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China voidBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "I'm concerned that Russia may backfill North Korea," Haley told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.



Thank Putin, Not Trump, For NATO’s New Defense Spending Boost

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Thank Putin, Not Trump, For NATO’s New Defense Spending BoostNATO allies plan to increase defense spending this year, but Trump can’t take full credit.



Man Spent 3 Months Behind Bars for Possession of Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Dry Wall

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Man Spent 3 Months Behind Bars for Possession of Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Dry WallKarlos Cashe was released last week after spending 90 days in jail.



One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese ruleHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.



'Handmaid's Tale' protesters are back, and this time they're at the Capitol

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

'Handmaid's Tale' protesters are back, and this time they're at the CapitolHandmaids in red robes and white bonnets stood in front of the Capitol Tuesday to protest the latest iteration of the GOP health care bill that's up for a vote in the senate. SEE ALSO: Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet The protesters — clad in uniforms from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel
The Handmaid's Tale — are demonstrating against a struggling senate bill that would overhaul Obamacare. The vote has been delayed until after the July Fourth holiday recess, but the possibility of the bill's passage is still very real. It would affect...


How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

How To Protect Yourself Against Petya RansomwareA ransomware attack known as Petya has hit computer systems around the world. Here's how to protect yourself from the attack.



Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacationBy Jessica Damiana JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my friend became a president," said Sonni Gondokusumo, 56, a former classmate of Obama at the Menteng 01 state elementary school in Jakarta.

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Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two monthsAn sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.



London apartment tower fire triggers emergency inspections, evacuations

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

London apartment tower fire triggers emergency inspections, evacuationsThe deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.



White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate push

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate pushOn Monday, Vice President Mike Pence held a “listening session” in his office with people who said they had negative experiences with Obamacare.



Can Democratic pediatrician Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018?

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Can Democratic pediatrician Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018?In many ways, Dr. Mai-Khanh Tran isn’t all that different from millions of other Democrats who have been dismayed or depressed or indignant since Donald Trump was elected president. On election night, Tran watched in shock as the returns rolled in. The next morning, she wept at work — Tran is a pediatrician — with her colleagues.



Man with Super Smiley Mugshot Allegedly Threatened to Kill Lawmaker on Facebook: Cops

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Man with Super Smiley Mugshot Allegedly Threatened to Kill Lawmaker on Facebook: CopsCops say Steve St. Felix threatened Republican State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz.



Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luckA superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 passengers to be evacuated from the plane bound for Guangzhou in southern China. The 80-year-old threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac.



China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plantsIf tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an...


New security measures (and massive lines) announced for all flights to the US

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

New security measures (and massive lines) announced for all flights to the US

180 airlines flying over 300,000 people a day into the US will have to comply with new "enhanced security measures" for electronic devices, the Department for Homeland Security announced on Wednesday.

The new security measures, which have not been described in detail, will need to be implemented at speed by the airlines. Passengers flying on any airline that does not implement the new security measures will not be able to bring anything...


Basically Everyone but Russia Now Looks on the U.S. Less Favorably

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Basically Everyone but Russia Now Looks on the U.S. Less FavorablyThe U.S. is less popular under Trump.



The Latest: 1st day of testimony over in Joe Arpaio's trial

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

The Latest: 1st day of testimony over in Joe Arpaio's trialPHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):



Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugeesFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.



White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack

Jun 28 2017 - 4:53pm

White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attackThe White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.



Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

Jun 25 2017 - 4:50pm

Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gainsCambodian 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.



Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Jun 25 2017 - 4:50pm

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plotRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.