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Mike Pence's Beliefs Are Clear: Same-Sex Marriage Leads To 'Societal Collapse'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:09

A debate has again ensued in recent days over whether or not Vice President Mike Pence supports conversion therapy ― something that’s come up time and again in the past.

New Manafort fraud allegation could be product of flipped witness

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:58

Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about the possibility of new allegations of bank fraud against Paul Manafort could be a sign of cooperation by Rick Gates or Robert Mueller.

Florida Attack Timeline: How Nikolas Cruz Killed 17 Students Before Going to McDonald's

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:58

A timeline of the attack is emerging.

This Dog Has Comforted Victims Of 3 Devastating Shootings In Less Than 2 Years

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:39

After a tragedy like Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a kind, friendly face is a welcome sight.

The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:30

More people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year.

Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:25

Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.

Bulletproof backpacks for children reflect a new reality in America

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:20

In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were murdered, parents are taking additional measures to keep their children safe. One of these safety measures, which reflect a new reality in America, are bulletproof backpacks created for children, which can hold school supplies as well as stop a bullet. According to Sarah Pampillonia, a mum and fifth-grade teacher, who spoke to The Cut, she considered buying one for her four-year-old after seeing a Facebook ad for the backpacks.

Read Mueller's full indictment against 13 Russians charged with election meddling

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:10

The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Friday against 13 Russians and three Russian entities for allegedly carrying out an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:04

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.

FBI Says It Failed To Act After Receiving Tip About Suspected Florida Shooter

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:46

The FBI said Friday that it did not follow protocol after a caller submitted a tip about the Florida shooting suspect earlier this year.

Theater Plays 'Fifty Shades Freed' Instead Of 'Black Panther' And It Didn't Go Well

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55

“Black Panther” is bar-none the most anticipated movie of the year.

Trump Blasts Dems On DACA. Which He Ended.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:24

President Donald Trump excoriated congressional Democrats on Friday, accusing them of abandoning young people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:18

Most of the lawsuits - 30 - are customer class action cases that claim that users were harmed by Intel's "actions and/or omissions" related to the flaws, which could allow hackers to steal data from computers. Intel said in a regulatory filing it was not able to estimate the potential losses that may arise out of the lawsuits. Security researchers at the start of January publicised two flaws, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown, that affected nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.

Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture Together

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:46

After months of staying out of the public eye, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are putting themselves back in the spotlight.

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:35

Law enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.

Let's work together on defense, France and Germany tell Europe

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:32

The defense ministers of Germany and France pledged to redouble their military and foreign policy cooperation efforts on Friday, inviting other European countries to participate if they felt ready to do so. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen said Europe's countries would not be able to respond nimbly enough to global challenges if they were stymied by the need to decide joint foreign policy approaches unanimously. "Europe has to up its pace in the face of global challenges from terrorism, poverty and climate change," she said.

NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:16

A protester holds a sign that reads, ‘NRA Stop Killing Our Kids’, outside the court-room where Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was having a bond hearing. In the minutes and hours after a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, politicians began what has become something of a grim ritual following mass shootings: they offered “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families.

US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:09

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' longstanding ties.

Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against America

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:07

When it comes to a war with the U.S. how well would Beijing be able to use all that stuff? The real question seems pretty simple: yes, China is certainly developing all the military and technology goodies to field a potent force. Sure, Beijing is certainly developing a world-class military, but can its soldiers operate all that equipment competently?

Qualcomm rejects $121 bn hostile Broadcom bid, again

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:45

US mobile chipmaking giant Qualcomm on Friday rejected for a second time a hostile $121 billion takeover bid from Singapore's Broadcom, but said it was open to "further discussions" on a tie-up. Two days after a meeting of top executives of the two computer chipmakers, Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs said the recently revised bid remained unacceptable. "Our board is open to further discussions with Broadcom to see if a proposal that appropriately reflects the true value of Qualcomm shares, and ensures an appropriate level of deal certainty, can be obtained," Jacobs said in an open letter to Broadcom chief executive Hock Tan.