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Vermont teen accused of planning school shooting released

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:43

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teen accused of plotting a shooting with mass casualties at his former high school in a case that led to the first significant limits on gun ownership in Vermont was released Friday into the custody of his father.

Donald Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize, Says GOP Congressman

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:43

Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.) is launching an effort to nominate President Donald

GOP-Led House Panel Ends Its Russia Probe By Claiming To Clear Trump

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:58

WASHINGTON ― The Republican-controlled House intelligence committee released

Will India Soon Build F-16s (Armed with F-35 Technology?)

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:48

F-16 production might be moved to India. Lockheed sees huge potential for the company’s business in India, plans for which dovetail with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Made in India” campaign. American defense contractor Lockheed Martin is sweetening a potential deal with India, offering to fork over the latest fighter jet technologies in a bid for the world’s largest aircraft order.

Tom Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by ex-NBC reporter

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 08:38

A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair, according to two reports published Thursday.

UN condemns Israel's use of 'excessive force' in Gaza

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 06:53

"Every week, we witness instances of use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said in a statement. "Warnings by the United Nations and others have seemingly gone unheeded, as the approach of the security forces from week to week does not seem to have changed," he added. Most of the Palestinians killed by Israel since the start of "March of Return" protests were shot by snipers on the border, while a few others were killed by Israeli artillery or air strikes.

North Korea summit: How Kim Jong-un pulled off canny PR coup with unscripted 'dance' across the border

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 04:45

A year ago he was an international pariah, feared by the world, and accused of pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war, but Kim Jong-un now appears to be on a global charm offensive perfectly stage-managed for the cameras. On Friday morning, as he walked towards the border with South Korea, a smiling Kim exuded warmth and an altogether more human side compared to the stern, dictatorial images normally fed through the tightly controlled North Korean state media. Wearing his trademark black Chairman Mao suit, he at first appeared slightly nervous as he gripped President Moon Jae-in’s hand for the first time and stepped over the cracked slab of concrete marking the military demarcation line, becoming the only North Korean leader ever to do so. But with the eyes of the world upon him, the media-savvy millennial immediately shattered the South’s meticulously scripted diplomatic pageantry with a seemingly spontaneous invitation to Mr Moon to hop back across. “When will I be able to come to the North?” asked Mr Moon. “Maybe now is the right time,” quipped  Kim, grabbing his hand again in a prolonged clasp to guide his initially hesitant southern counterpart back over the divide. South Koreans were enthralled as the extraordinary scene of their beaming, tactile leaders unfolded. Audible gasps, laughter and clapping broke out among Korean journalists packed into a crowded press room to watch the emotionally charged footage live. Korea kim jong-un meets moon jae-in puff It immediately set the tone for the cheerful and convivial interactions of the morning. But it was a canny move that also subconsciously redressed the balance of power. He was not only coming to the South, but the South was coming to him. “Kim Jong-un has played it brilliantly so far. Saying that it was so easy to cross the MDL and pulling President Moon over. It’s as if he’s taken a course in strategic communications and signaling,” said Dr William Choong, a senior fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. Cha Du-Hyeogn, who served as secretary to former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, described the dance across the border line as “positive”, adding: “it shows that the MDL can be crossed over by any leader.” Korea summit | Read more The summit is also shaping up to be something of a PR coup for Kim, softening his public image. Although both men have smiled throughout the publicly broadcasted sections of the summit, it has been Kim who has displayed the most charisma, with off-the-cuff jokes to relax the atmosphere. As talks began he even verged on teasing the elder statesman about his lack of sleep, promising that he would no longer interrupt the South Korean president’s shuteye with early morning missile tests. However, ahead of the summit, defectors campaigning against ongoing human rights abuses in North Korea warned the world not to be fooled by the carefully staged images coming out of the summit.   “Kim Jong-un will never give up his nuclear weapons. To do so would be like a wolf turning into a sheep overnight,” said Kim Seong-min, who fled South in 1999.

People in Beijing and Tokyo express views on historic inter-Korean summit

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 02:45

Residents of Beijing and Tokyo express their views ahead of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea president Moon Jae-in. No reporter narration.

'He Wanted to Find Peace.' Avicii's Family Gives Details of the Swedish DJ's Personal Troubles

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:54

Avicii's family said he was "not made for the business machine he found himself in"

Thousands demand justice for Mexican students dissolved in acid

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 23:52

Close to 12,000 people took to the streets of Guadalajara on Thursday, calling for peace and justice for three film students who were brutally murdered in a crime that has shocked Mexico. Over a month after their disappearance, authorities confirmed Monday that Salomon Aceves Gastelum, 25, Daniel Diaz, 20, and Marco Avalos, 20, were kidnapped, tortured and killed by drug cartel members.

Korean Leaders Call For 'Complete Denuclearization' Of The Peninsula, End Of Korean War

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:05

The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to declare an official

Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:20

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation's first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama.

US judge allows suit over Berkeley speakers to move forward

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:09

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley can move forward, although there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views, a U.S. judge ruled.

Bill Cosby: How Andrea Constand stood up for more than just herself

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:42

Andrea Constand exited the courtroom smiling after American actor Bill Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Donning a white suit jacket and blue top Ms Constand looked relieved, if nothing else, as she stepped out into the spring weather. Ms Constand has been fighting for recourse since 2004 when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The CDC Is Telling Consumers to Stay Away from Romaine. Here's What You Should Eat Instead

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:42

These leafy greens may even be healthier

Hollywood Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:00

Comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty on Thursday in Montgomery County,

32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:47

Chernobyl nuclear power plant 32 years after the world's worst nuclear accident spread radioactive fallout across Europe in 1986, particularly contaminating Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

Father of gravely ill UK child Alfie Evans seeks hospital truce

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:31

The father of gravely ill Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy whose plight has drawn international attention, said on Thursday he wanted to build bridges with staff at the British hospital he has been battling in the courts over his son's treatment. Evans has a rare, degenerative disease and has been in a semi-vegetative state for more than a year. A British court rejected an appeal by the boy's parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, on Wednesday to take their son to Italy.

Bill Cosby's verdict is a rare moment of justice in a long, uphill battle

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:57

After years of rumors, accusations and finally criminal charges, Bill Cosby has been found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand 14 years ago. Cosby, who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults and rapes by nearly 60 women spanning decades, has maintained his innocence – with his lawyers smearing his accusers as liars and promiscuous.