Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting buried in Karachi

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us A Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting in Texas last week was buried in her home town of Karachi on Wednesday, her coffin draped with Pakistan’s green and white flag. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among eight students and two teachers killed… Read More

A Planner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us 2018 might well be dubbed the year of the Mediterranean diet. Not only did it tie for the best overall diet in the U.S. News Best Diets rankings in January, but this year also marks the Mediterranean diet pyramid’s 25th anniversary. Beyond being… Read More

UN envoy urges quick action to avoid Israel-Palestinian war

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s Mideast envoy called Wednesday for urgent action to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war sparked by the violence in Gaza. Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

US says ambassador tricked over provocative Jerusalem picture

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us The US embassy in Israel has said ambassador David Friedman was duped into being pictured receiving a provocative photo of annexed east Jerusalem with the revered Al-Aqsa mosque erased, an episode that provoked Palestinian anger on Wednesday. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s adviser for… Read More

9 Safest Luxury SUVs for 2018

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U.S. veteran pleads guilty to airport killings to avoid death penalty

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five people to death at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in January 2017, in a deal approved by a federal judge that spared him the death penalty. Esteban Santiago,… Read More

#MeToo: A timeline of events

From Harvey Weinstein and beyond, a chronological list of moments related to the #MeToo movement. Full Story Here Chicago Tribune May 24, 2018 7:03 pm Support Us

Lucas Giolito bombarded in White Sox’s 9-3 loss to Orioles

One can ignore a bevy of issues that have contributed to the White Sox’s rancid 15-32 start. No offense, but it doesn’t really matter in the big picture if Nate Jones struggles to command his fastball or Trayce Thompson can’t catch up to high heat. They’re not pillars in what the Sox are trying… Full… Read More

Rudy Giuliani’s totally irrational quid pro quo – CNN

CNNRudy Giuliani’s totally irrational quid pro quoCNNWashington (CNN) Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has started saying something interesting — and totally irrational — in interviews this week: That President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller depends, at …Mueller discussed January interview at Camp David with Trump’s legal team: reportThe… Read More

Golden State’s Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State’s Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4 on… Read More

Experience, new ideas clash in SC Democratic gov debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two of the South Carolina Democrats vying to be their party’s gubernatorial nominee say fresh perspective is needed for progress. The third contender says he has the experience needed to lead. Much of Thursday night’s debate at Clemson University consisted of Florence attorney Marguerite Willis and Charleston consultant Phil Noble teaming… Read More

California inmate dies awaiting execution for 2 slayings

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — California officials say an 81-year-old condemned inmate has died while awaiting execution for two murders he committed 36 years ago. They said Thursday that Royal Hayes died Tuesday at an outside hospital. His cause of death is awaiting the results of an autopsy. He was sentenced to death in 1986… Read More

South Dakota teen awaiting crash sentence to skip graduation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager awaiting sentencing in a fatal crash has decided to skip his high school graduation. Seventeen-year-old Alex Lingor of Sioux Falls was granted a furlough from Minnehaha County Juvenile Detention Center so he could receive his diploma from Roosevelt High School next week. But the Argus Leader… Read More

APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed… Read More

Police: Father shot dead, mom and son wounded in Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A father was killed and a mother and 15-year-old son were wounded Thursday at a home where police said the teen fled before telling neighbors there had been gunfire inside. Detectives were sorting through differing versions of what led to the gunfire about 10:30 a.m. at a home in a western… Read More

Indiana under ozone advisory ahead of Memorial Day weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana remains under a statewide ozone advisory due to lingering poor air quality ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Thursday extended its ozone advisory for all of the state into Friday. IDEM might extend that advisory into what’s expected to be a hot holiday… Read More

Lisbon residents paying price for city’s revival

Who has gained and who has lost in Lisbon’s revival has become divisive for residents, and for Europe, as the continent emerges from the lost decade of its economic crisis. Full Story Here Seattle Times Front Page May 24, 2018 7:02 pm Support Us

Lee Rhiannon announces retirement as Greens senator

NSW senator had been urged to stand down by leader Richard Di Natale after losing preselection for the top spot on Senate ticket Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Lee Rhiannon has announced she will retire as a Greens senator in mid-August but says she is “not resigning… Read More

Irish anti-abortion campaigners dodge Google’s ad ban

Campaigners use alternative platforms to promote message on news sites and games Anti-abortion campaigners have sidestepped Google’s ban on online adverts relating to the referendum in Ireland on Friday, so as to promote their message on popular websites. This May the tech company banned paid messages relating to the referendum from appearing on its services,… Read More

Calendar Letters: Much ado about the royal wedding

Waves of joy – and some derision – over the royal wedding Regarding “More Like a Royal Escape Hatch” [May 17]: At last, an item about the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that I didn’t skip over after reading a few sentences. My thanks to Times TV critic Lorraine Ali for her percipient…… Read More

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people. Full Story Here BBC News- World May 24, 2018 7:02 pm Support Us

Rural v urban: Ireland’s abortion divide?

With Ireland set to vote on legalising abortion, do people living in its cities and its countryside see the issue differently? Full Story Here BBC Front Page May 24, 2018 7:02 pm Support Us

Hawaii volcano poses new threat with toxic gas

There are spectacular images of a new danger on Hawaii’s Big Island: blue flames rising from rivers of lava that could explode at anytime. Mark Strassmann reports. Full Story Here CBS News- Latest May 24, 2018 7:02 pm Support Us

Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 6:34 pm Support Us Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade. The Joint Investigation Team “has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR… Read More

Atlanta lawyer gets life in shooting of business exec wife

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 6:34 pm Support Us ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a well-connected Atlanta attorney to life in prison with the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his business executive wife. Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 6:34 pm Support Us

Syrian air defense intercepts missile attack on airport: state media

Full Story Here Yahoo News May 24, 2018 6:34 pm Support Us Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs city had come under missile attack which was repelled by its air defense systems on Thursday. “One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to a hostile missile attack, and our… Read More

Mom accidentally shoots 6-year-old daughter at Lansing party, officials say

A Griffith, Ind., woman accidentally shot her 6-year-old daughter at a house party in Lansing, according to Cook County prosecutors. Andrea Cunningham Ellis, 30, appeared in felony bond court Thursday afternoon in the Markham courthouse. She is charged with reckless conduct, prosecutors said. Ellis… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune May 24, 2018 6:34 pm Support… Read More

Bucks’ Sterling Brown tells ABC: ‘I get mad every time I watch’ police video

A day after the Milwaukee Police Department released footage of a January interaction with Bucks guard Sterling Brown, several NBA players reacted on social media with the hashtag “#StandwithSterling.” Brown, meanwhile, told ABC News anchor Robin Roberts on Thursday that reliving the incident has… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune May 24, 2018 6:34 pm Support… Read More

This is what homeschool prom looks like

Over the last 20 years, the number of homeschoolers in the United States has doubled and currently accounts for 3.4 percent of all K-12 students. And, as it turns out, they want to go to prom too. That’s why local community events like The Huntsville Homeschool Prom are popping up across the country, offering kids… Read More

2nd man admits to kidnapping, raping Kansas sheriff’s deputy

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A second man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a suburban Kansas City sheriff’s deputy. Twenty-three-year-old Brady Allen Newman-Caddell entered the plea Thursday to aggravated kidnapping, two rape counts and aggravated criminal sodomy. Another man, William Luth, was sentenced previously to more than 41 years in prison for abducting the… Read More

Green Party coordinator didn’t know signature gatherers

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The coordinator of the Montana Green Party testified she did not know many of the people who submitted voter signatures to qualify the party for the 2018 ballot. Danielle Breck of Missoula said she’d spoken with one of them and gathered some herself, but didn’t know people who turned hundreds of… Read More

N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit down for talks with the United States “at any time, at any format” just hours after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his planned summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan,… Read More

Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court says a man who has been on death row for more than three decades can’t be executed because he’s intellectually disabled. In a unanimous decision Thursday, the court overturned the death sentence of Robert Lewis Jr. Lewis was convicted of murder and robbery in the stabbing and… Read More

NY police find body of missing mother; toddler son missing

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York have arrested a man after finding the body of his 18-year-old girlfriend reported missing a week ago along with her 14-month-old son, who is still missing. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday Selena Hidalgo-Calderon’s body was found in a bag in the woods behind a… Read More

Maryland governor vetoes measure on education board makeup

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a measure relating to the composition of the state school board. The bill vetoed Thursday would have increased the size of the Maryland State Board of Education from 12 to 15 to members by adding two certified teachers and one parent of a public school… Read More

4 students charged with hate crime over racist graffiti

GLENELG, Md. (AP) — Four 18-year-olds face hate-crime charges over spray-painted slurs at their high school, some of it aimed at their African-American principal. Howard County police tell news outlets that school officials found racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ slurs spray-painted at Glenelg High School on Thursday morning. A school official says much of the graffiti… Read More

Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 45

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — From across the diamond, Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera marveled at the oldest player in the major leagues — Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 Thursday. “I used to have pictures of him in my bedroom,” Herrera recalled of his countryman, from his teenage days in the Dominican Republic. “He… Read More

Central California prison probes inmate death as homicide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials say they are investigating the death of an inmate at a Central Valley prison as a homicide. Kern Valley State Prison officials say employees saw 29-year-old inmate Matthew Johnson run into the cell of another inmate early Thursday. They saw Johnson hitting 51-year-old Richard Ruse in the head with… Read More

How did we start Guardian Australia? Behind the lines podcast

In 2012 Katharine Viner’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, took her aside and proposed starting a branch of the Guardian in Australia. A few months later she met the people who would become her first local journalists: Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy. In this special podcast Taylor talks to Viner – now the Guardian’s global editor-in-chief –… Read More

Gaza ministry removes baby from list of people killed by Israeli army

Authorities investigate death of eight-month-old who ‘had pre-existing condition’ Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry has said it has removed an eight-month-old baby from a list of people killed by Israeli troops while authorities investigate to determine the cause of death. The ministry announced last week that Leila al-Ghandour died from teargas inhalation during a 14 May… Read More

‘They are our brothers’: Rohingya refugees find rare welcome in Aceh

Minority known as the most friendless people on earth find sanctuary in Indonesia’s conservative province The 79 Rohingya refugees who set off on a boat from Myanmar’s Rakhine state last month were terrified when they were intercepted and redirected by Thailand’s navy. Washing up on the shores of a country they were not expecting seemed,… Read More

4 hospitalized after wild carjacking chase in Anaheim

Four people, including two children, have been hospitalized after a string of collisions Thursday during a police pursuit of a carjacking suspect in Orange County. Officials say the suspect was among those taken to a hospital after the chase, which began in Fullerton and ended in Anaheim. All the… Full Story Here LA Times May… Read More

Hundreds protest against planned temporary homeless shelter in Koreatown

Hundreds of protesters staged a midday sit-in and march in Koreatown against a planned temporary homeless shelter. The march and rally by 300 protesters began at 11:30 a.m. at Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard and continued to Normandie Avenue. The Wilshire Community Coalition says the city… Full Story Here LA Times May 24, 2018 6:33… Read More

Justice Department leaders brief lawmakers on Russia investigation

Congressional leaders met with Justice Department officials on Thursday for unusual, classified briefings demanded by Republicans on the FBI’s use of a confidential informant early in the Russia investigation in 2016. It’s unclear exactly what details were provided during two meetings, which had… Full Story Here LA Times May 24, 2018 6:33 pm Support Us

Pressure grows on Board of Trustees amid USC gynecologist scandal

USC’s large and powerful Board of Trustees is coming under growing pressure to provide a stronger hand as the university faces a crisis over misconduct allegations against the campus’ longtime gynecologist that has prompted calls for President C.L. Max Nikias to step down. Allegations that Dr…. Full Story Here LA Times May 24, 2018 6:07… Read More

‘On Chesil Beach, ‘First Reformed’ and other movie picks for May 25

Movie recommendations from critics Justin Chang, Kenneth Turan and other reviewers. Cold Water Never before released in the U.S. due to music-rights clearance issues, French writer-director Olivier Assayas’ breakthrough 1994 feature about youthful rebellion can now be seen in all its bracing, emotionally… Full Story Here LA Times May 24, 2018 6:07 pm Support Us

Netflix eclipses Disney in market milestone

The online streaming giant temporarily becomes the world’s most valuable media company before falling back. Full Story Here BBC News- World May 24, 2018 6:05 pm Support Us

‘We felt abandoned by the whole country’

The BBC’s Nuala McGovern speaks to Irish women about whether Ireland’s abortion referendum should be a moment of change for the country. Full Story Here BBC Front Page May 24, 2018 6:05 pm Support Us

Game of Thrones concert goes on tour

Composer Ramin Djawadi will use local orchestras alongside his own soloists as he travels across Europe Full Story Here BBC Front Page May 24, 2018 6:05 pm Support Us

Man seriously wounded among 5 shot since Thursday morning

A 22-year-old man who was seriously injured was among five people shot since Thursday morning in attacks on the South and West sides, Chicago police said. The latest shooting happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood in the 7500 block of South State Street. A 25-year-old woman… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune May… Read More

Hundreds say goodbye to ‘angel’ Paramus teacher killed in Route 80 bus crash – NJ.com

NJ.comHundreds say goodbye to ‘angel’ Paramus teacher killed in Route 80 bus crashNJ.comTo everyone around her, Jennifer Williamson was an “angel,” someone so perfect that they truly cannot understand why she was taken so tragically. jennifer-headshot.jpg Jennifer Williamson. “She was a beautiful, beautiful soul,” said her lifelong friend …Bus driver charged with causing deaths of… Read More

Emergency brake was disabled on self-driving Uber that killed woman

Federal investigation finds emergency braking system was not enabled in SUV that hit Arizona pedestrian A federal investigation into a self-driving Uber SUV that hit and killed a pedestrian in March has found that the vehicle’s emergency braking system was disabled. The preliminary report, issued by the National Transportation Safety Board, said on Thursday that… Read More

Donald Trump cancels North Korea nuclear summit

In letter to Kim Jong-un, Trump says talks are ‘inappropriate … based on the open hostility displayed in your recent statement’ Donald Trump has cancelled his planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, blaming his decision on a threatening statement from the Pyongyang regime, and warning that the US military is “ready if… Read More

‘Hair’ will be NBC’s next live musical

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius at NBC. The network announced Thursday that “Hair” would be its next live musical. “Hair Live!” follows the recent live broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” on Easter Sunday. The iconic 1960s rock musical tells the story of a “tribe” of… Full Story Here… Read More

Knott’s Berry Farm opens first dive coaster in California

Billed as the first dive coaster in California, Knott’s Berry Farm’s new ride, HangTime, suspends riders at a crest before plunging them down a 96-degree drop. And that’s just the beginning. The new ride, at the park’s Boardwalk area, opened to the public May 18. “It just was time for a big thrill… Full Story… Read More

Golf: Rory McIlroy shoots 5-under 67, two strokes off lead at Wentworth

Rory McIlroy walked off the 18th green in disgruntled fashion, shaking his head and looking down at the ground. Shooting a 5-under 67 at Wentworth can rarely have felt so unsatisfactory. The four-time major winner pushed his approach shot from the middle of the fairway into the overhanging trees… Full Story Here LA Times May… Read More

Heroic Medal of Honor recipient recalls 2002 battle

Members of “the Old Guard” placed American flags at more than 228,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day on Thursday, and a retired Navy SEAL– whose thoughts are always with fallen comrades– was awarded the Medal of Honor today. David Martin reports. Full Story Here CBS News- Latest May 24, 2018 5:38 pm… Read More

Morgan Freeman Hits on Female Reporter in Resurfaced Video: ‘I Get to Look at You and Drool’ – PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comMorgan Freeman Hits on Female Reporter in Resurfaced Video: ‘I Get to Look at You and Drool’PEOPLE.comEvidence of Morgan Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior towards women has emerged in a resurfaced video. Tyra Martin, an entertainment producer at Chicago’s WGN-TV, said that she interviewed Freeman, 80, multiple times over the course of a …Morgan Freeman accused of… Read More

North Korea casts doubt on summit and warns US of ‘nuclear showdown’

Vice foreign minister says nation will not ‘beg the US for dialogue’ and threatens America will ‘taste an appalling tragedy’ North Korea cast further doubt on a planned summit between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump, warning that Pyongyang could make the US “taste an appalling tragedy”. Related: North Korea must disarm before any… Read More

Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, FBI … and Trump’s lawyer

Meetings follow Trump claim of ‘spy’ in his election campaignAdam Schiff: ‘Emmet Flood’s presence … was entirely improper’ Two much anticipated congressional briefings on the FBI’s use of an informant in the investigation into potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016 featured an unusual guest on Thursday: Donald Trump’s lawyer Emmet Flood. Flood,… Read More

The young Somalis recreating Mogadishu’s prewar splendour

A project that uses crowdsourced photos of destroyed buildings to form 3D digital models is helping refugees rediscover their roots Five years ago, Yusuf Shegow visited the ruins of the once-grand Al-Uruba hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean on Mogadishu’s waterfront. His grandfather had worked at a nearby hotel in the 1970s, and shared stories with… Read More

New charges filed against father who allegedly tortured children

A Fairfield, Calif., father accused of torturing his children is facing an additional four counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Solano County district attorney’s office. Jonathan Allen appeared before a judge Thursday after having already been charged with seven counts of torture… Full Story Here LA Times May 24, 2018 5:14… Read More

Airmen responsible for guarding nuclear missiles caught using LSD

Air force personnel charged with guarding some of America’s most powerful nuclear missiles were also dropping acid, according a new report. The drug use was happening on and off base, and at least one service member admitted he could not have responded in a nuclear emergency. Tony Dokoupil reports. Full Story Here CBS News- Latest… Read More

EPA deal marks dramatic shift away from dirty coal power in Chicago area

Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to bring back the days when coal power dominated the nation, his administration quietly settled a lawsuit this month that highlights how the lung-damaging, climate-changing source of electricity has largely disappeared from the Chicago area. Six coal-fired… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune May 24, 2018 5:09 pm Support Us

Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. … Full Story Here Chicago Tribune May 24, 2018 5:09 pm… Read More

Democrats and Republicans Get Classified Russia Probe Briefings

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support… Read More