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Woman Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Plane Died Of Impact Trauma: Report

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:43

An airline passenger who was killed Tuesday when an engine explosion caused a

What The Southwest Flight Can Teach Us About Oxygen Masks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:45

Photos and video footage from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 indicate that

EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ouster

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:28

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses. Pruitt has been under fire for potential ethics lapses, including flying first class, excessive spending on security, and the rental of a room in a Washington condominium owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing whether spending on the booth installed in Pruitt's office broke a law prohibiting federal agencies from incurring expenses in excess of available funds, known as the Anti-Deficiency Act.

Video Shows Texas Cop Barely Escaping Massive House Explosion

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:24

A car slams into home, hits gas main and causes massive explosion.

Federal Judge Holds Kris Kobach In Contempt For Failing To Follow Court Order To Register Voters

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:34

A Kansas federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kansas Secretary of State Kris

Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:51

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.

Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:46

Fresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.

New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:46

New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.

GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 Elections

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:38

WASHINGTON ― Since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010, repealing

U.N. team fired upon in Syria while visiting suspected chemical sites

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:06

By Anthony Deutsch and Tom Perry THE HAGUE/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. security team came under fire in Syria while doing reconnaissance for inspectors to visit sites of a suspected chemical weapons attack, and officials said it was no longer clear when the inspectors would be able to go in. The inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are in Syria to investigate an April 7 incident in which Western countries and rescue workers say scores of civilians were gassed to death by government forces.

Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New Bill

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:38

WASHINGTON ― The Republican food stamp bill would cut benefit spending by

Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensions

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:37

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it.

School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:59

MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group.

Lois Riess on the Run: Authorities Ramp Up Search for Alleged Look-Alike Killer

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:50

U.S. Marshals have joined in the investigation of the woman wanted in two slayings.

Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking Lot

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:49

A 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the

Tennessee Republicans Punish Memphis For Removing Confederate Statues

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:38

Tennessee's Republican-controlled House on Tuesday retaliated against Memphis

"It's not on fire but part of it's missing": Southwest Airlines pilot shows cool in a crisis

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:36

Audio recordings reveal pilot, Tammie Jo Schults, calmly and safely landing Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday, after an engine failure mid-flight between New York and Dallas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Around 16,000 rally in Armenia against new PM

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:26

More than 16,000 people rallied in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister, viewed by the opposition as a power grab. Protesters staged a day-long march through central Yerevan, briefly blocking entrances to government buildings, and in the evening gathered in the Republic Square where a 30-metre Armenian national flag was unrolled. Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan -- the leader of the pro-Western Civil Contract opposition party -- has called for "a peaceful velvet revolution" and urged his supporters to set up "revolutionary committees" across the country.

Barbara Bush funeral planned for Saturday at Houston church

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:04

A private funeral for former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only American woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, will be held on Saturday at a Houston church where her family has been members since the 1950s, officials said. Bush, the wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. After the funeral at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Bush will be buried on Saturday on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, about 100 miles (160 km) away, the university said.