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Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics: pope

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:03

Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Francis made the comparison in a long, off-the-cuff address to a members of a confederation of Italian family associations. Francis then spoke of pre-natal tests to determine if a fetus has any illnesses or malformations.

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday.

Bernie Sanders declining to help son in race fits pattern

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:39

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son.

Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:40

Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday. OPEC and Russia decided together in 2016 to cut their supply in order to push prices up following a crash induced by a global crude production glut. An oil production shortfall in Iran and Venezuela has changed the scenario for the two countries and members of the oil cartel.

Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue ships

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:34

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organizations that operate them called Rome's interior minister a fascist. A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports.

Former Cambridge Analytica staff 'working on Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign'

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:21

A data company run by former employees of Cambridge Analytica (CA) has been quietly working on President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, according to reports. Journalists from Associated Press (AP) overheard the president of new consulting firm Data Propria Matt Oczkowski say in a public space that he and the former data scientist of Cambridge Analytica were working with Mr Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale on the new re-election campaign. CA had also worked on the successful 2016 campaign.

Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 15:43

Austria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for "full clarification" from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Berlin to "cooperate properly" in shedding light on newspaper reports regarding the past activities of the federal intelligence service, the BND.

29-Pound Cat Up for Adoption After He Takes Himself For a Walk

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 15:36

He had no chip.

Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 Costume

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 15:36

The Amazonian goddess is returning to the silver screen, and this time its the

School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrant

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:45

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.

Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US military

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:34

This stunning footage shows rivers of lava pouring from a volcano close to a Hawaii town.

Two Kansas Deputies Shot, Killed During Inmate Transport

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:16

Two Wyandotte County deputies were shot and killed Friday afternoon while a suspect was being moved from court back to the jail.

Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:30

By Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban had already denied involvement.

Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:58

A study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.

Tent camp built near border to house migrant children separated from parents

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:47

2,000 children have been separated from their parents in the last six weeks, housed in a former Walmart or small group homes, as part of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policy.

2 Kansas sheriff's deputies die after inmate-involved shooting, police say

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:45

A second sheriff's deputy died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them.

Kind Texas Cop Buys Groceries for Man Whose Were Stolen When He Fainted Outside

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:42

She said it's part of her job.

Migrant father: 'Just destroyed' by separation from children caused by Trump policy

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:11

MSNBC’s Mariano Atencio reports from the Catholic Charities Christian shelter center in McAllen, Texas, the next stop for many migrants after they’ve been released from detention centers.

The Next Great China Threat: An Invasion of the Philippines?

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:04

It's not clear whether the warning was prompted by genuine fears of Chinese aggression or Filipino domestic politics. The Philippines should prepare to be invaded by China, warns a former top Philippines defense official. "Within hours, the Chinese can destroy most of the country's defense facilities and probably some of our cities," former secretary of national defense and national security adviser Norberto Gonzales told Philippines news site Rappler.