Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 4:01 am Support Us Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View, available now on… Read More

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 4:01 am Support Us This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Tommy Arthur, who was convicted in the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. Arthur, nicknamed the Houdini of death row after having seventh executions postponed, was put to death Friday,… Read More

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 4:01 am Support Us FILE – This Nov. 4, 2016, file photo shows a T-shirt with an illustration of a Confederate battle flag that Ray Tensing was wearing under his police uniform when he fatally shot unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose in 2015, submitted as evidence in… Read More

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 4:01 am Support Us View photos This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Lt. Commander Frederick P. Crosby in his official Navy portrait. Daughter Deborah Crosby has worked for more than half a century on getting her father’s remains recovered from Vietnam after his Navy… Read More

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 4:01 am Support Us View photos Clashes between Philippine troops and Islamist militants in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao have claimed at least 48 lives (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE) More Philippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling… Read More

Baby animals from around the world

As part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, these two wild-born Mexican gray wolf puppies were recently cross-fostered into a wolf pack at Brookfield Zoo. In addition, two puppies born at the zoo were placed with the wild pack, known as San Mateo, in New Mexico. As part of… Read More

Woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming 'Sport Beans' were full of sugar

A San Bernardino County woman has filed suit against the Jelly Belly Candy Co. claiming that she was duped into buying and eating sugar-filled jelly beans when she thought she was devouring performance-enhancing “Sport Beans” instead. Jessica Gomez filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Fairfield, Calif.-based candy company in March, claiming they mislabeled sugar… Read More

Fresno beats Rainiers in 10 innings

Colin Moran hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Fresno Grizzlies to an 8-7 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Friday night at Cheney Stadium. The home run by Moran scored Derek Fisher. Later in the inning, Fresno added an insurance run when Reid Brignac scored on a… Read More

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the U.S. helped it transition from five decades of military rule. The opposite is happening as the Southeast Asian country’s new civilian government fails to attract Western investment and Beijing goes on a charm offensive. China is offering economic… Read More

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Carter had been impressed with the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski well before he won the presidency in 1980. That he immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus. “He was inquisitive, innovative and a natural choice as my national security adviser when I became president,”… Read More

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte made a joke about rape as he urged soldiers to use the powers of martial law to take control of a besieged city in the southern Philippines. In the speech Friday, Duterte said he will pay the consequences if any soldiers are accused of abuses. He said: “I… Read More

Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29. The Egyptian Cabinet said in a news release that 13 victims of Friday’s attack remain hospitalized in Cairo and the southern city of Minya where the attack… Read More

UK police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police arrested two more suspects Saturday over the deadly Manchester concert bombing, as Britons began a sunny holiday long weekend under heightened security. Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday in the northwest England city on suspicion of terrorism offenses. Police used an explosive… Read More

Pope denounces speculators in visit to industrial workers

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggle workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed the importance of work in giving people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who would exploit their workers. The visit puts a focus on the… Read More

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul, an Iraqi official told The Associated Press on Saturday, as aid groups voiced concern for the safety of civilians after Iraq’s government called for residents in militant-held neighborhoods to flee immediately.… Read More

'Fast Eddie'

Five years ago a woman walked into a police station in Ozark, Missouri, and claimed her father-in-law was a British fugitive. It was the end of the road for Eddie Maher, who had been on the run – with wife and children in tow – for 19 years. How did one of the UK’s most… Read More

Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails ended a mass hunger strike against detention conditions. Israeli officials said the move – at the start of the holy month of Ramadan – came after an agreement to allow two family visits per month, not just one. The action… Read More

Baby-killing nurse accused of killing up to 60 kids in the 1980s

DALLAS — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent… Read More

Compromise ends hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Israel prison service spokeswoman Nicole Englander said the inmates declared an end to the strike Saturday morning. She said it came after Israel reached a deal with the Palestinian Authority… Read More

Week in pictures: 20-26 May 2017

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. All photographs are copyrighted. Full Story Here BBC Front Page May 27, 2017 3:59 am Support Us

10 things we didn't know last week

1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson “announced” he will run for president in 2020. Find out more 2. Mouse sperm can survive in space. Find out more 3. There are now pink pineapples. Find out more (Evening Standard) 4. Whales only became huge 2-3 million years ago. Find out more (The Guardian) 5. Vic Reeves is… Read More

Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing

At least 13 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say. At least two children were among the wounded, the information ministry said. The attacker targeted police vehicles in the centre of Khost. So far no group has claimed responsibility although the Taliban and the… Read More

Utah senator, mayor top candidates for Chaffetz's seat

SALT LAKE CITY –  State lawmakers and a mayor were among those expected Friday to lead a packed field of nearly two dozen contenders for the Utah congressional seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Fifteen Republicans, four Democrats, one Libertarian and two independents have filed to run after Chaffetz announced he… Read More

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after government forces in a gunbattle killed a prominent rebel commander and his associate in the disputed region. Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the Tral area overnight following a tip that at least three… Read More

New video gives us an incredible look at Tesla’s Model 3

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 3:35 am Support Us A brand new video of a Tesla Model 3 release candidate out on the open road provides us with our crispest look yet at Tesla’s highly anticipated EV. Indeed, with Model 3 production still on track to begin in July, it’s no surprise… Read More

World Leaders Increase Pressure on Trump to Stay in the Paris Accord – New York Times

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and CORAL DAVENPORTMay 26, 2017 TAORMINA, Sicily — World leaders on Friday intensified their pressure on President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement, as negotiators for seven Western powers labored to bridge differences between Mr. Trump and his counterparts before they depart on Saturday. Faced with repeated pleas by allies during… Read More

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into Russia-Trump campaign connections. Those investigations include allegations that there may… Read More

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor has a spotty track record,… Read More

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

IBB, Yemen (AP) — Nasrine’s husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. “With his hands, he could turn dust into gold,” Nasrine says. Then Yemen’s civil war escalated, and as the country collapsed, so did he. He lost his businesses, the family became… Read More

Democrats see hope for 2018 in thin GOP victory in Montana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats alike are finding something to be happy about in the special election for Montana’s only seat in the House. The Republican candidate, businessman Greg Gianforte, defeated his Democratic challenger, musician Rob Quist, with 50 percent to 44 percent of the vote in unofficial results. That’s underperforming for a Republican… Read More

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Warthog is sitting pretty. Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration’s view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had been a… Read More

Melania Trump’s pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. She also carried a matching clutch to lunch with spouses of the G-7 leaders, held at the… Read More

S. Korea responds to presumed vessel hijacking off Somalia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates presumably hijacked a fishing vessel, officials said Saturday. The 234-ton vessel, which had a crew of three South Koreans and 18 Indonesians catching squid, lost contact after relaying that it was being followed by a suspected pirate… Read More

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing security for U.S. forces… Read More

Pilot’s remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father’s flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a… Read More

What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is likely to hit more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. pulls back from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, will soon decide whether the… Read More

Phoenix Comicon bans prop weapons after armed man is arrested

PHOENIX — Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from “Sleeping Beauty,” complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a black walking stick. It was no longer allowed at Comicon. Comicon imposed drastic security measures Friday after authorities said a man came to… Read More

John Glenn’s remains ‘not disrespected in any way’: mortuary chief

DOVER, Del. — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” “He was not disrespected in any way, shape or form,” William Zwicharowski… Read More

Inside Saudi Arabia's rehab centre for jihadists

Lined up against the wall of a tent, their backs against embroidered cushions, electronic tags around their ankles, the nine Yemeni al-Qaeda prisoners fidgeted nervously, folding and unfolding their hands. Most of these men, who we were not allowed to photograph, have spent the last 15 years of their lives incarcerated in US military detention… Read More

Going off-grid – could you live in a house like this?

Media playback is unsupported on your device An advert on an online message board asks: “Anyone interested in living in an off-grid straw bale house?” It adds: “No rent, all I’m asking is taking care of the house, and my two donkeys, two pigs (pets!), five hens, two cats and two dogs.” It’s not your… Read More

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande plans benefit gig

Ariana Grande is to return to Manchester to play a benefit gig for the victims of the attack at her concert on Monday. The American star said her “heart, prayers and deepest condolences” were with the victims of the Manchester attack. “I don’t want to go the rest of the year without being able to… Read More

ISIS’s Perverse, Bloody Interpretation of Ramadan

For the overwhelming majority of Muslims, Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of prayer and atonement. In addition to fasting for its duration and praying five times per day (as normal), many Muslims add special readings from the Koran to their daily worship, so that, by the end of the… Read More

Trump’s Remains a NATO Skeptic

Presidential trips are hard to assess. George H.W. Bush threw up on the Japanese prime minister; he was sick. Bill Clinton went to China without going to Japan, a big no-no. Someone threw a shoe at George W Bush; he ducked. President Barack Obama failed to meet with human-rights activists in China. His speech was… Read More

Man breaks 'Price' record

One lucky “Price is Right” contestant shattered the Plinko record Thursday. Ryan Belz, a contestant from Philadelphia, was already excited when Drew Carey invited him onstage but he freaked out when he discovered he’d be playing the Plinko game. Contestants have to guess correct digits in the prices of prizes to earn Plinko chips. They… Read More

Ben, wife split after 17 years

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are heading their separate ways. The couple, who married in May 2000 after meeting on the set of a TV pilot called “Heat Vision and Jack,” have decided to split after being married 17 years, Entertainment Tonight first reported. “With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years… Read More

Bear attack captured on film

Richard Wesley has an unbelievable story to tell, but at least he’s got proof. Wesley, a hunter in Ontario, Canada, walked away after getting attacked by a black bear, and even managed to capture the incident on video, TMZ reports. The video shows the black bear just seconds before it started charging at Wesley. In… Read More

Here are 23 of the week’s best photos

Pippa Middleton’s wedding, protest against Catalan independence, President Trump at NATO summit, last performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and more images from around the world. May 20, 2017 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, right, gestures as she walks with the bridesmaids and pageboys into St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Britain for her… Read More

Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 3:03 am Support Us Cairo (AFP) – Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya… Read More

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 3:03 am Support Us View photos The US-led air campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria began in September 2014 (AFP Photo/MC3 Bobby J. Siens) More Beirut (AFP) – A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at… Read More

How Do Muslims Fast On Ramadan?

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 3:03 am Support Us Ramadan starts this week, and Muslims across the globe are preparing for the holy month during which they fast from sunrise to sunset. More As the holy month of Muslims, Ramadan starts, millions around the world are preparing themselves for fasting from sunrise to… Read More

President Trump’s first trip abroad

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 3:03 am Support Us George W. Bush’s first foreign destination as president was Mexico, a chance to showcase a relationship he built as Texas governor and had campaigned on as a credential for his ability to manage world affairs. When Barack Obama ventured abroad for the first time after… Read More

Cat visits every national park

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 27, 2017 3:03 am Support Us This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States. So far, Vladimir the cat has visited 52 of America’s 59 national parks, which have included deserts, mountains, forests,… Read More

A look back at Wonder Woman’s feminist (and not-so-feminist) history

Gal Gadot stars as the titular character in the comic book action adventure “Wonder Woman” from director Patty Jenkins. (Warner Bros. Pictures) DURING World War II, as Superman and Batman arose as mainstream pop symbols of strength and morality, the publisher that became DC Comics needed an antidote to what a Harvard psychologist called superhero… Read More

Kyle Schwarber's struggles have him heading into platoon role for Cubs

Kyle Schwarber‘s numbers have sunk to the point where Cubs manager Joe Maddon can’t ignore his struggling left-handed hitting slugger is in a platoon situation. “I can’t avoid it,” Maddon said Friday night as Schwarber was on the bench against Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood. “I’m saying I’m going to do that until I feel good… Read More

Rauner pushes for property tax freeze as time winds down in Springfield

In the final scheduled days of the spring session, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is returning to familiar themes of his political life — bashing legislative Democrats and pushing to freeze property taxes. The General Assembly is scheduled to finish on Wednesday amid doubtful prospects for an end to Illinois’ historic budget stalemate, again leaving schools, universities… Read More

Charges expected in Hinsdale homicide of 51-year-old Andrea Urban

A suspect in the homicide of 51-year-old Andrea Urban is expected to appear Saturday morning in bond court, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Friday evening. State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said a news conference would be held after bond court to discuss the filing of murder charges against Dominic Sanders. The action comes after… Read More

Egypt: At least 28 dead as gunmen fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians – CNN

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Kushner Is Said to Have Discussed a Secret Channel to Talk to Russia – New York Times

By MAGGIE HABERMAN, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZOMay 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, spoke in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow to discuss strategy in Syria and other policy issues, according to three people with knowledge of the… Read More

Lamb and cheese

Scientists have pinpointed one reason why people living in isolated villages in Greece may enjoy long and healthy lives. They found a new genetic variant, common among villagers, which appears to protect the heart by lowering levels of “bad” fats and cholesterol. Despite a diet rich in animal fat, the people of Mylopotamos in northern… Read More

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, has died aged 89. Mr Brzezinski “passed away peacefully” in Virginia on Friday evening, his daughter Mika said on social media. President Carter paid tribute to him as a “superb public servant”. After leaving office, Mr Brzenzinski worked as an author and academic into his 80s, endorsing… Read More

Wimbledon fire: Blaze at All England Club tennis courts

A fire has erupted at Wimbledon’s famous tennis courts in London. London Fire Brigade said up to 21 firefighters were called after an area of shrubbery caught fire at the All England Tennis Club at 12:33 BST. It comes just weeks before the grand slam tournament is due to take place at the venue in… Read More

USA 1967: When American soccer's Summer of Love ended in tears

The World Cup, the British Invasion, the Summer of Love, imported teams – and a bunch of US businessmen looking to make a buck – created a gleaming vision for professional football in 1960s America… only for it to quickly end in tears. When Geoff Hurst smashed his third goal into the roof of the… Read More

Sri Lanka floods: 100 killed, 99 missing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed 100 people, with 99 missing. About 200,382 people have been affected in the south and west of the country, the disaster management centre said. India has sent a naval ship with medical supplies. It joins Sri… Read More

MONSTER Nintendo news

The Switch is a monster for Nintendo — both figuratively and literally. Capcom, which makes games such as “Street Fighter” and “Resident Evil,” announced that “Monster Hunter XX” is coming to Nintendo’s latest console, a sign that third-party developers are encouraged by what they see from Nintendo. “Monster Hunter XX,” released in November 2015, is… Read More

Miley: Why I don't drink now

Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to wish her older sister Brandi Cyrus a happy birthday. The pop star shared several pictures of her and her sister at a March 26 Cleveland Cavaliers versus New York Knicks game with drinks in their hands. “PS as you slide [through] these next few photos it will become very… Read More

Model: I have nothing to hide

Social media are littered with images showing seemingly picture-perfect people, but one Instagram star whose glamorous lifestyle has amassed over 9.2 million followers is finally revealing her truth. In an interview with, Alexis Ren, 20, revealed she suffered from an eating disorder for several years. “I kind of was just like, ‘I’m just going… Read More

South Korea responds to reported vessel hijacking off Somalia

SEOUL, South Korea –  South Korea’s military has dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates reportedly hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel. An official from the Defense Ministry says the fishing vessel lost contact after sending a message that “something is following the back of the ship.” The official spoke on condition… Read More

18 killed in suicide car bomb attack, Afghan official says

An Interior Ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan. Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, says the target was a group of guards providing security for U.S. forces in Khost province but most of the victims in Saturday’s… Read More

Here’s what the pins that Sheriff David Clarke wears actually mean

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke offered his support for police officers around the country during a speech on the opening day of the Republican National Convention July 18. (The Washington Post) This article has been updated. Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke emerged onto the national scene last year with his fervent support of Republican Donald Trump,… Read More

Venezuela’s paradox: People are hungry, but farmers can’t feed them

By Mariana Zuñiga and Nick Miroff, YUMA, Venezuela — With cash running low and debts piling up, Venezuela’s socialist government has cut back sharply on food imports. And for farmers in most countries, that would present an opportunity. But this is Venezuela, whose economy operates on its own special plane of dysfunction. At a time of empty… Read More

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89. His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She called him “the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl… Read More

Untimely injury derails Lake Zurich's playoff hopes in regional semis

The past and future of the Lake Zurich boys volleyball program came together in a dramatic moment during its three-set postseason loss May 23. Playing in the Fremd Regional semifinals against Palatine, the No. 4-seeded Bears won the first set. Midway through the second, senior setter Jeff Carmody rolled his right ankle. He had to… Read More

Clinton 'ready to come out of the woods' – The Providence Journal

By Jocelyn NoveckThe Associated Press WELLESLEY, Mass. — Nearly a half-century after she first declared herself to the world as a young woman unafraid to ruffle feathers and challenge authority, Hillary Clinton was back at the very same podium at Wellesley College. And once again, she was at a crossroads in her life.  The first… Read More

Man shouting 'anti-everything slurs' kills 2 in Portland, police say – CNN

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Russian explorers find 'swamp' of Soviet money

A group of explorers in Russia have found around a billion roubles in old Soviet money at an abandoned mine, but it’s all completely worthless. The group from Saint Petersburg, who publish a blog on abandoned sites across Russia, came across the money after following rumours that large quantities of cash had been dumped in… Read More

Afghan star burns controversial dress

Afghan star burns controversial dress By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring An Afghan singer and television personality has publicly burned a skin-coloured dress after religious figures and members of the public criticised her for wearing it during a recent concert. Aryana Sayeed uploaded a video to her Facebook page, showing the contentious… Read More

From the Archives: Harpo Marx and kids

This stand-alone photo appeared in the Jan. 13, 1954 Los Angeles Times. The caption reported, “Children of Harpo, the silent Marx brother, don wigs and demonstrate that they too have the happy gift of pantomime. From laugh to riot are Alec, Jimmy (who couldn’t help peeking), Minnie and father Harpo himself.” Two days later, another… Read More

Highs and lows of Trump's trip so far

From tough talk and firm handshakes to the satanic orb and geography lessons, Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as US president has not been short of talking points. There were substantive achievements as well – like the $110bn arms deal signed with Saudi Arabia – but it was the off-the-cuff moments that set the internet… Read More

Fernando Alonso mania arrives at Indy 500 in America

It’s 1am in Indianapolis. The lights on a small jet periodically light up the dark sky as it approaches the runway before landing and then pulling into a private hangar. Outside the airport an enthusiastic crowd has gathered. The moment a diminutive figure steps through the exit doors they go wild. If Fernando Alonso expected… Read More

Weird new Jamba Juice drink

Earlier this week, Jamba Juice released a new smoothie called Poolside Fit. In it, you’ll find familiar flavors — watermelon, cucumber, lemon, strawberry and peach — alongside an ingredient more commonly found in beauty products: collagen. Collagen is a protein that’s naturally produced by the body. When production slows, which it does starting at age… Read More

Messing is a total diva

“Will & Grace” diva Debra Messing issued a long list of banned items she is allergic to before gracing a magazine event in Manhattan. Messing dished out details of an array of allergies before attending Tuesday’s bash for Haute Living at hip Soho restaurant Mamo. She appears on the cover of the magazine’s latest issue. Messing’s unpalatable roll call… Read More

BRZEZINSKI DEAD AT 89 President Carter's adviser influenced global affairs

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89. His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She called him “the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl… Read More

Sen. Tim Kaine's son among 8 charged with disrupting pro-Trump rally

Sen. Tim Kaine’s youngest son was one of eight people charged in Minnesota Friday in relation to their alleged disruption of a rally supporting President Trump. Linwood Kaine, 24, was charged with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot and concealing his identity in public. A criminal… Read More

What Jared Kushner still owns and how much it’s worth

FATHER Started the family real estate firm before he was imprisoned for making illegal campaign contributions and tax evasion. MOTHER Trustee for some of the assets that Jared divested from. Developer and entrepreneur married to Ivanka Trump who was chief executive of his family’s New York real estate firm. SISTER The oldest sister is not… Read More

Gianforte’s behavior was inexcusable. The House should not tolerate it.

By Editorial Board, “GIANFORTE GRABBED Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.” That was Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna’s account of how Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the day before Mr. Gianforte won a special election to fill Montana’s at-large congressional seat. Along with an… Read More

Texas House rejects demands to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

Texas’ Republican House speaker said Friday night he’s refusing state Senate demands to expand and strengthen a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, jeopardizing one of the most hotly debated pieces of legislation in the country’s second-largest state. Speaker Joe Straus said it was “absurd” how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass a… Read More

Kushner's plan to talk secretly with the Russians is the biggest billow of smoke yet

The Washington Post’s national security team just reported that during the transition, Jared Kushner proposed to the Russians that they set up a secret channel of communication using secure Russian facilities. That’s what the Russian ambassador to the United States told Moscow about a December conversation he had with Donald Trump‘s son-in-law and top adviser.… Read More

Gary's forsaken schools offer sober lessons in blight

An American flag swirls in shredded tatters above Gary’s deserted Brunswick Elementary School on West 7th Avenue where the grass hasn’t been mowed this year. A broken, tempered-glass library window lies on a sill offering easy access to the building. Someone already has been inside the library and scribbled graffiti above shelves still lined with… Read More

Naperville Central junior to give keynote speech at Memorial Day event

Ryan Park, a junior at Naperville Central High School and first-place winner of the American Legion’s Illinois State Oratorical Contest, will be the keynote speaker at Naperville’s Memorial Day Observance. The event will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., following the annual Memorial… Read More

Trump Says NATO Allies Don't Pay Their Share. Is That True? – New York Times

By PETER BAKERMay 26, 2017 President Trump castigated the leaders of NATO allies to their faces during his trip to Europe this week, suggesting that many of them “owe massive amounts of money” to the alliance. Mr. Trump has a point, but he mischaracterizes the way it works. What is Mr. Trump’s complaint? “NATO members must finally… Read More

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans – Washington Post

By Julie Pace and Colleen Barry | AP, TAORMINA, Italy — President Donald Trump’s views on climate change are “evolving” following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday. “He feels much more knowledgeable on the topic today,” said Gary Cohn, Trump’s… Read More

Schapelle saga

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, almost 40, is heading home from Indonesia for the first time in more than 12 years. She lost her freedom, much of her youth and, it was feared, her sanity after she was caught carrying 4.2kg (9.3lb) of marijuana in her boogie board bag into Bali through Denpasar airport on… Read More

Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation

A campaign group has complained to the US Federal Communications Commission over its refusal to erase fake comments from a consultation on net neutrality. Fight for the Future’s complaint is signed by 14 people who say their details were used without permission to file anti-net neutrality views. The campaign group says that some of the… Read More

Does military intervention increase the terror threat?

In a narrow sense, Jeremy Corbyn’s assertion that Britain’s recent military interventions have increased the risk of terror attacks in the UK is widely accepted. Many would say it’s a statement of the blindingly obvious. Taken in isolation, most of Britain’s security, defence and diplomatic community readily accept that an increased terror threat inside the… Read More

Premiership final: Exeter Chiefs to edge out Wasps, says Jeremy Guscott

Aviva Premiership finalVenue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 27 May Kick-off: 14:30 BSTCoverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC Radio Devon, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Premiership table-toppers Wasps meet second-placed Exeter, last year’s runners-up, in Saturday’s play-off final at Twickenham… Read More

FA Cup final: Arsene Wenger one of the game's greats – Antonio Conte

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Chris Cornell: Friends and family at Soundgarden singer's funeral

Friends and family of rock singer Chris Cornell have paid their respects at his funeral service in Los Angeles. Actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Josh Brolin attended as well as singers Pharrell Williams and Courtney Love. Dozens of fans congregated outside the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to say goodbye to the grunge rocker. Cornell, who… Read More

This is Robin Wright at 51

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Disney: It was a hoax

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the company received a threat from a group of hackers who claimed to have stolen one of their films. But the studio now says they believe it was a hoax. “We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen,” Iger told Yahoo Finance. “We decided to take it… Read More

Connecticut's fiscal crisis described and explained

Home to Yale University with its $25-billion endowment, numerous high-flying hedge funds and top-drawer celebrities ensconced in opulent estates worth tens of millions of dollars, Connecticut possesses great wealth and boasts the highest per capita income of any American state. But look a little closer and it’s a fiscal train wreck. The Constitution State is… Read More

Egypt fights back after 28 Coptic Christians killed in bus attack – Why are Coptic Christians being targeted? – OPINION: Wake up, President Sisi! ISIS is murdering your Christian children

Egypt’s military fought back against the attackers who stormed a bus full of Coptic Christians and killed 28 people on their way to a monastery to pray, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Friday. The Egyptian military struck bases where the attackers had trained, the president said without elaborating. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Egypt’s… Read More

This luggage maker sees taxes as a ‘bloodsucking parasite’ on business

By Thomas Heath, From the outside, Don Chernoff looks like he has the life. The 57-year-old former Intel engineer lives comfortably in Reston, Va., where he runs his one-man luggage company, answers only to himself and pockets a low six-figure income. It doesn’t look so glamorous from where he sits. Chernoff and his 16-year-old luggage… Read More

Trump's businesses have terrible WiFi passwords. Here are some better ones.

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. (Mary Jordan/The Washington Post) It turns out that the only thing worse than a private server is a public one. On Wednesday, two ProPublica reporters wrote that after testing the Internet security measures at four Trump Organization properties, they concluded that “any half-decent hacker could break into Mar-a-Lago.” If President Trump does,… Read More

Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked President Donald Trump‘s political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign’s launch in June 2015, according to two people briefed on the request. The letter from the Senate arrived… Read More

Hinsdale businessman guilty of murder in shooting death of perceived rival

Hinsdale businessman Jeffrey Keller spent five hours testifying about what he said was the accidental shooting of Nate Fox in the victim’s Bloomingdale garage. But it only took a DuPage County jury an hour to decide they didn’t believe him. Keller, 54, was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday evening by a jurors who deliberated… Read More

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia‘s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that… Read More

7th-grader gets 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award – CNN

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Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor – New York Times

Critic’s NotebookBy VANESSA FRIEDMANMay 26, 2017 And so we come to the end of what has been the longest and most comprehensive viewing of Melania Trump playing the role of first lady since her husband’s administration began: nine days, five countries, more than a dozen outfits, all of them photographed and recorded (and exclaimed over) for the… Read More

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes – Washington Post

By Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire | AP, TAORMINA, Italy — The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack. Even if Donald Trump hasn’t done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, the body language of the president and those around him has spoken… Read More

Bombing puts British security officials on back foot again – Washington Post

By Paisley Dodds | AP, LONDON — There were plenty of warning signs before Salman Abedi unleashed carnage at Manchester Arena. The concert bombing that left 22 people dead Monday night and dozens hospitalized raises the question of what, if anything, could have been done to stop him. Relatives had alerted authorities that Abedi, 22, was flirting… Read More

18 killed in Afghanistan as suicide car bomber targets convoy

An Interior Ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan. Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, says the target was a group of guards providing security for U.S. forces in Khost province but most of the victims in Saturday’s… Read More

What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal?

AP Photo/Jim Cole WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is likely to hit more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. pulls back from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, will soon… Read More

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government’s plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest. The Ogiek were entitled to live on their ancestral land and the government should not have tried to evict them, a pan-African court ruled. Campaigners hailed the ruling as a huge… Read More

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level tops the previous record of 8.48GW set on 10… Read More

What's the French for 'bromance'?

The internet has hailed the dawn of a new “political bromance” after France’s newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron was filmed strolling through a garden with Canada’s Justin Trudeau. The photogenic pair caught up at the G7 summit in Sicily. Mr Macron tweeted: “Franco-Canadian friendship has a new face”. Full Story Here BBC Front Page May 27,… Read More

Germany's Wacken hard rock festival gets beer pipeline

An underground beer pipeline is being laid for the Wacken Open Air (WOA) hard rock festival, which kicks off in northern Germany in August. It is part of a new 7km (four-mile) pipeline network, which organisers say will make the event more eco-friendly. The beer flow rate should reach six glasses every six seconds, thanks… Read More

How a diver discovered Spanish Armada gold

It was the discovery of a lifetime, an audacious Indiana Jones-style story of daring diving that uncovered a 400-year-old long-lost haul of Spanish treasure. When Belgian Robert Sténuit discovered pieces of eight in the murky, freezing seabed off Northern Ireland’s north coast 50 years ago he knew he’d finally found it. Gold and artefacts deposited… Read More

VA trooper hospitalized after traffic stop shooting

A Virginia State Police special agent has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot Friday night while conducting a traffic stop in Richmond, officials said. The suspect, who remains at large, is described by Virginia State Police “as a black male of medium build approximately 5’8 to 5’10 in height. He has close-cropped hair… Read More

Man tries to bite flight crew

A flight attendant’s job isn’t always a walk in the park but they’re usually not subjected to physical harm from the passengers they serve. That wasn’t the case for one unlucky American Airlines attendant flying to New Bern, N.C. Thursday afternoon.  According to WSOC, flight 5242 was waiting on the tarmac at Chatlotte Douglas International… Read More

Used car prices plummet

In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales. Now they’re coming back to haunt the automaker. Like many companies that juiced sales with sweet leases during the past few years, Nissan’s… Read More

PORTLAND STABBINGS Man shouting slurs on a train kills two, police say

Two people were stabbed to death and a third person was injured on a light rail train in Portland, Ore. Friday after they tried to confront a man who was shouting slurs at two Muslim women, police said.  Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson told OregonLive the suspect was arrested as he tried to flee… Read More

DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's life sentence thrown out

A federal district court judge has overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in D.C.-area Beltway sniper attacks nearly 15 years ago, according to a ruling released Friday. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed around the region in October 2002 along… Read More

Officials scramble to control new Ebola outbreak

Global health officials are monitoring a possible resurgence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid reports of an outbreak of the feared contagion near the country’s northern border. Public health officials in the DRC have reported at least 43 cases of suspected Ebola and four deaths. While only two of the… Read More

Zbigniew Brzezinski

I started off on the wrong foot with Zbigniew Brzezinski, which is why I hope I will sound all the more sincere in saying how much I came to admire him, how great a contribution he made to America and the world, and what a loss his death represents. I got off on the wrong… Read More

KIM'S NEXT THREAT? Experts split over possible North Korea EMP attack

“A failure of imagination” is how some experts described the intelligence community’s inability to foresee and interrupt the 9/11 plot. But it might as well describe America’s apparent disinterest in preparing for a potentially bigger threat – an EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, a nuclear capability that North Korea is believed to be pursuing. An EMP… Read More

'COMPLETE DISASTER' Boehner offers assessment of Trump's presidency

Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster.” Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone.… Read More

NC billboard supporting Trump travel ban ignites controversy with 9/11 reference

A controversial North Carolina billboard has drawn criticism for referring to the 9/11 terror attack in promoting President Trump’s travel ban. The billboard on I-40 in Catawba County says “why support President Trump’s immigration ban? 19 Muslim immigrants killed 2977 Americans. September 11, 2001.” Some find the billboard hateful, WSOC-TV reported on Friday. “I believe in… Read More


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Explore the life-size replica of Noah's Ark and the Creation Museum in Kentucky

The founder of a creationist ministry wants to attract believers and nonbelievers to his family-friendly attractions.   The $120 million Ark Encounter is five stories high and took 700 workers seven years to build in Williamstown, Ky. Noah worked seven decades on his ark, according to the founders’ interpretation, and was 600 years old when… Read More

Six of the worst cuts in Trump’s budget

Soft power Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a former Marine Corps general, said recently, “America has two fundamental powers, the power of intimidation and the power of inspiration.” We couldn’t agree more. We’ve spent our entire careers on the “hard power” side of the ledger. Yet we know that U.S. humanitarian assistance, the keystone of the… Read More

3 boys found safe after sewer exploration brings out emergency response

Three Arlington Heights boys who climbed into a storm sewer and prompted a major rescue effort were found safe Friday afternoon, authorities said. “It was a childhood prank that was very dangerous and could have easily led to a disaster,” Arlington Heights Fire Department Battalion Chief Andrew Larson said. Larson said it appeared that the… Read More

Aurora to tear down house that had 81 police calls in year

The Aurora City Council has approved buying a deserted problem house on Seventh Avenue to tear it down. Aldermen voted unanimously to spend $25,000 to buy the house at 511 Seventh Ave., across the street from Our Lady of Good Counsel School, where there were some 81 police calls during 2015. Chuck Nelson, the city’s… Read More

The Awkward Body Language of Donald Trump – New York Times

Op-Ed ColumnistMay 26, 2017Frank Bruni Our golden-haired leader is no silver-tongued devil, but that’s O.K. What he lacks in verbal zingers he makes up for with physical ones. Body language — both his and that of the pitiable people around him — is telling the story of Donald Trump’s foreign adventure better than anything else.… Read More

Sri Lanka asks for help as death toll from floods and mudslides hits 100

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing. The Disaster Management Center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced. The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety. But some remained trapped in interior… Read More

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West after the U.S. helped it transition from five decades of military rule. The opposite is happening as the Southeast Asian country’s new civilian government fails to attract Western investment and Beijing goes on a charm offensive. China offers economic and… Read More

'How can I trust her?'

“He asked me whether I am a virgin,” says Qiu Yingying, bursting into tears. She has just found out her relationship with boyfriend Ying Qin is over, after he found out she had had sex in the past. The scene from China’s biggest soap opera right now, Ode to Joy, has triggered much discussion on… Read More

Not a calamity

Donald Trump’s motorcade swept through Brussels on a tour of the landmarks of post-war reconstruction that he once seemed to threaten – and diplomatic calamity was averted. It may seem strange to measure the impact of a presidential visit to the EU institutions and Nato simply in terms of faux-pas avoided and false steps not… Read More

Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations are due to meet African heads of state for talks on the migrant crisis. The leaders of Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria will join the second day of the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily. Italy chose to host the meeting there to draw attention to Africa… Read More

Armed police to patrol weekend events in UK

Armed police will guard hundreds of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend following a reassessment of security after the Manchester bombing. Senior officers are encouraging people to go out but to remain vigilant on the first holiday weekend with the national threat level at its highest. Security is being increased at football cup… Read More

Zbigniew Brzezinski

I started off on the wrong foot with Zbigniew Brzezinski, which is why I hope I will sound all the more sincere in saying how much I came to admire him, how great a contribution he made to America and the world, and what a loss his death represents. I got off on the wrong… Read More

Trump’s weird adherence to this 1980s concept explains his whole presidency

By Danielle Allen, What’s the standard line on President Trump these days? That he’s an erratic creature of no fixed commitments and no stable policy objectives? Not so fast. In fact, Trump’s entire administration can be understood through the lens of his weird, consistent, unwavering adherence to a 1980s concept of the War on Drugs.… Read More

A 3.3 million-year-old toddler offers scientists a window into evolution

Newly revealed spinal column and vertebrae of Selam, a 3.3 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis fossil discovered by Zeresenay Alemseged in 2000. (Courtesy of the University of Chicago) The fossilized piece of a cheek bone was spotted in a chunk of sandstone sticking out of the dirt in the scorching badlands of northeastern Ethiopia. Zeresenay Alemseged knew… Read More

America is about to face a major hostage situation

By Catherine Rampell, How do you know when the country is really in trouble? When you’re rooting for Goldman Sachs alumni to have more influence in the White House. A debt-ceiling showdown is fast approaching, and the health of the global financial system is at stake. U.S. Treasury bonds are seen as the safest of safe assets;… Read More

Chicago police add hundreds of extra cops for Memorial Day weekend

A wooden cross stands atop a patch of grass near a boarded-up apartment building in the 3400 block of West Walnut Street, where three men were shot and wounded during last year’s violent Memorial Day weekend. Covered with a maroon cloth, the approximately 3-foot-high cross is crowded with photos of those who have passed on:… Read More

French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem

French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Authorities in French Polynesia say that drug use has spiked on one of its atolls after a yacht ran aground there last month. Radio New Zealand reports that when police were called to the burning yacht wrecked on… Read More

Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian forces have struck “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said. State media say six strikes hit the town of Derna in neighbouring Libya. Gunmen earlier attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others. President Sisi… Read More

Teacher disciplined over 'most likely to become a terrorist' award

Teachers at a school in Texas are being disciplined after handing out an “award” declaring one student “most likely to become a terrorist”. Lizeth Villanueva, 13, was handed the award by her teacher during a mock ceremony at the school near Houston. A local education official described the incident as “a poor attempt at poking… Read More

Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Libyan militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government have launched a series of attacks on loyalist forces in the capital, Tripoli. At least 28 people were killed and about 130 injured, officials said. Explosions were heard across the city and witnesses said residential areas in the south had been shelled. The UN-backed Government of National… Read More

Wisconsin sheriff accused of 'ordering staff to harass man'

A Wisconsin sheriff known for his outspoken support of Donald Trump is accused of ordering staff to unlawfully detain a man over a brief exchange. Sheriff David Clarke is being sued by Dan Black, who claims he was held after he spoke to the police official on board a flight from Texas to Wisconsin. Mr… Read More

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder is fit to play in second ODI with South Africa

England v South Africa: Second one-day internationalVenue: Ageas Bowl Date: Saturday, 27 May Time: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website, plus watch video clips and highlights online and on Connected TVs. England all-rounder Ben Stokes is fit to play in Saturday’s second one-day international against South… Read More

The new GOP health-care bill is the polar opposite of Obamacare, in four charts

Fifty-one million people would be uninsured within a decade under the House Republicans’ health-care plan. That not only reverses all the coverage gains made under the Affordable Care Act, but also leaves a million more people uninsured than at the height of the recession. Premiums would be expected to skyrocket for the elderly, increasing by… Read More

Turkey reportedly seeks arrest of Erdogan critic who plays in NBA

Enes Kanter has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “the Hitler of our century.” (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Enes Kanter is reportedly the subject of an arrest warrant issued Friday by Turkey, his home nation. The Oklahoma City Thunder center has been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and he recently expressed gratitude at being… Read More

Something is not right

By Ruth Marcus, In the middle of one night Miss Clavel turned on the light And said, “Something is not right!” — “Madeline,” by LudwigBemelmans, 1939 Many of us these days find ourselves channeling our inner Miss Clavel. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, for one. In Dexter Filkins’s profile of Mattis for the New Yorker, the… Read More

Trump adviser Stephen Miller blocked G7 migration proposal

President Donald Trump‘s controversial senior adviser and speechwriter, Stephen Miller, has led White House efforts to undercut an initiative by Italy to place the migration crisis at the center of this week’s Group of Seven major summit meeting starting Friday in Sicily. For Italy, the summit in Taormina, Sicily, was to provide a poignant opportunity… Read More

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez gets his first home run in 4-0 win over Cubs

Adrian Gonzalez knew the reception that awaited him. As he walked toward his dugout, moments after squaring up his first homer of 2017, Gonzalez locked eyes with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Gonzalez raised both his hands toward the sky: Hallelujah. Roberts howled in response. “I think,” Roberts said, “there was a huge weight off his… Read More

Immunotherapy drug opens a new era of precision medicine for cancer

With little fanfare, the Food and Drug Administration did something this week that it’s never done before: The agency approved a single prescription drug, pembrolizumab (marketed by Merck as Keytruda) for treatment of solid tumors in any organ so long as the malignancy bears a specific genetic signature. In the fast-moving field of cancer treatment,… Read More

Man spouting racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on Portland, Ore., train 

Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland, Ore., light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said. Officers arrested a man who ran from the train Friday afternoon, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported.… Read More

Agoura's Tara Davis is the class of the Masters again

For the second consecutive year, Tara Davis won all three of her events at the Southern Section Masters meet on Friday evening at Arcadia High and put herself in position to pull off a trifecta at the state track and field finals next Friday and Saturday in Clovis. Davis, an Agoura High senior who has… Read More

Protections for transgender students remain in place at Illinois schools

President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this year to toss out an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and other facilities that correspond to their gender identity came as a blow to East Leyden High School graduate Charlie Zielinski. Zielinski, an 18-year-old Schiller Park resident, is transgender. He said… Read More

Cubs hope to neutralize Dodgers' pitchers and left-handed hitters

As the Cubs gradually warm up to their 2016 standards, there’s a degree of uncertainty revolving around the Dodgers, whom they beat to advance to the World Series. But the Dodgers’ major question — injuries to their pitching staff — could be shored up during the course of the season and provide a formidable threat… Read More

Cubs, Jake Arrieta trail Dodgers 4-0 in 7th

Jake Arrieta’s woes resumed Friday night as Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez each hit home runs, and the Cubs were held to two hits as the Dodgers coasted to a 4-0 victory at Dodger Stadium. At the plate Left-hander Alex Wood pitched five scoreless innings against the Cubs, who didn’t advance a runner as far… Read More

Life-Without-Parole Sentences For DC Sniper Thrown Out By Judge – NPR

Enlarge this image Lee Boyd Malvo attends court proceedings for fellow sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad in 2003. A federal judge has thrown out two sentences of life without parole that Malvo has been serving in Virginia. MARTIN SMITH-RODDEN/AP hide caption toggle caption MARTIN SMITH-RODDEN/AP A federal judge has thrown out two life sentences being… Read More

Paradise in the Med

“Offshore”, “tax haven” and more recently “Panama in the EU” are labels that Malta has done its best to shake off. But when a team of journalists declared that the tiny Mediterranean island was a “pirate base for tax avoidance”, it sent ripples of concern across the EU. Malta currently holds the presidency of the… Read More

DCFS report shows litany of failures in death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby

A new report describes a litany of failures by state child welfare investigators who opened at least 10 investigations into abuse and neglect in the home of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby before her death in April. As investigators for the Department of Children and Family Services walked through the filthy, bug-infested house in Joliet Township month… Read More