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More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:53

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Wednesday. The suspects are being tried by two courts, one near the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq and another in Baghdad which is dealing notably with foreigners and women. Since January in the capital, 103 foreign nationals have been condemned to death -- including six Turks sentenced on Wednesday -- and 185 to life in prison, according to a judicial source.

Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengers

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:35

Audio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.

Muslims flee village at centre of India's rape crisis

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:23

There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India's rape crisis after the brutal murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl blamed on Hindu men. Police say the girl was raped and killed as part of an attempt by some of the village's majority Hindus to evict Bakarwal Muslim nomads, who graze their cattle in the hills in the summer months. Other Muslim families in the community of around 100 people all left after the rape in January.

Ferrari 488 Pista vs Lamborghini Huracan Performante: The Numbers

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:45

Lighter, faster, cooler versions of already cool, already quick supercars. So which one wins the Top Trumps numbers game?

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:22

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. Philadelphia police released a recording of the call from the Starbucks employee that led to the arrests. In the recording, a woman is heard saying, "Hi, I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave." She gives the address of the Starbucks store, and the entire call lasts less than 30 seconds.

Comey Hits Trump Where It Hurts: 'I'm Like A Breakup He Can't Get Over'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:20

Former FBI Director James Comey told "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert that

Fox News' Judicial Analyst Absolutely Shreds Hannity's Cohen Claim

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:36

Fox News host Sean Hannity's legal claim is getting torn to pieces on his own

‘I Don’t Get Confused.’ Nikki Haley Fires Back at White House After Russia Sanctions Comment

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:12

White House economic adviser said Haley suffered "momentary confusion"when announcing new Russia sanctions

Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:01

Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.

The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state park

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:58

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on relief efforts after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island in Kauai leaving hundreds stranded (all times local):

Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:30

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb.

Nikki Haley Fires Back at Larry Kudlow on Russian Sanctions: 'With All Due Respect, I Don't Get Confused'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:37

Kudlow said Haley "got ahead of the curve" when she said the U.S. would be slapping new sanctions on Russia

Video Captures Tennessee School Employee Dragging Student Off Bus by Feet

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:52

An elementary school teacher is being investigated after video shows he forcibly removed a seven-year-old from a school bus while breaking up a fight, Shelby County Schools says.

The Latest: Colorado Springs Airport to reopen after fire

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:01

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that damaged the terminal at Colorado Springs Airport (all times local):

Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical history

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:47

A 43-year-old man in France is recovering after becoming the first person in history to receive a second face transplant. Jerome Hamon got his first face transplant in 2010 but the tissue began to die and he had to have it removed in November. In January, he received a new face from another donor.

Passenger Killed On Southwest Flight Is the First U.S. Commercial Airline Fatality In 9 Years

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:58

The flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia due to engine failure

Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYT

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:54

Rachel Maddow shares breaking news from the New York Times that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wanted Donald Trump to get congressional approval before military strikes on Syria but was overruled by Trump.

Comey book says he threatened to call for a special counsel over Clinton emails

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:43

FBI Director James Comey nearly called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in the spring of 2016 after Clinton’s lawyers refused on the grounds of attorney-client privilege to turn over their laptops for examination by the bureau’s agents.

Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:32

WASHINGTON ― It's been a mystery why Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) abruptly

Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:20

Carol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own.