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5 Cable-Cutting Problems You Probably Didn't Think About

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:35

As alternatives to live television ― such as Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu Live ― improve and other streaming services ― like Netflix and Amazon Prime ― add better original programming, it’s become increasingly tempting to cut the cord.

Jeff Sessions accused of fueling racism after speech mentioning 'Anglo-American heritage' of US policing

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:30

Attorney General Jeff Sessions veered from his prepared remarks to hail the “Anglo-American heritage” of law enforcement. “Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people's protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Mr Sessions told a National Sheriffs Association meeting, adding “the office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement”. The invocation of Anglo-American roots appears to have been an impromptu decision, with a copy of Mr Sessions’ prepared remarks reading: “The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage”.

Server Fired After Complaining About Getting Stiffed on Tip by Church Group

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:17

Tamlynn Yoder, 25, said she prepared 75 orders for a church group that called Outback Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens for a massive takeout meal.

Sea level rise is accelerating: study

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:03

Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 26 inches (66 centimeters) by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, a study said Monday. The past annual rate of sea level rise -- about three millimeters (0.1 inches) per year -- may more than triple to 10 millimeters per year by 2100, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. The findings are "roughly in agreement with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5) model projections," said the report, based on 25 years of satellite data.

Investigators search snow for clues to deadly Russian plane crash

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:54

Investigators on Monday begun examining a black box containing flight data about the Russian passenger plane which crashed near Moscow minutes after take-off, killing all 71 people on board. Russia's Aviation Committee said the black box was recovered from the scene on Monday, adding that "some 400 pieces of the plane" have also been found. The accident happened in Ramensky district around 70 kilometres (44 miles) southeast of Moscow on Sunday after the plane departed from Domodedovo airport outside the Russian capital and disappeared off the radar at 2:28 pm (1128 GMT).

Everything You Need To Know About Michelle Obama's Portrait Dress

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:44

If you saw artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama and thought, “Tell me all the things about that gown,” then you’re in luck.

US immigration authorities to deport Arizona father whose five-year-old son has cancer

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:19

An undocumented father from Mexico who has a five-year-old son with cancer and a pregnant wife is due to be deported. Jesus Berrones, who lives in Arizona with his wife and five children, was denied an extension to stay in America by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday and is scheduled to be deported on Monday. The 30-year-old took refuge at the Shadow Rock United Church - a sanctuary church that provides a safe place for undocumented migrants - in Phoenix on Friday.

Trump's Budget Would Partly Replace Food Stamp Benefits With Canned Goods

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:12

WASHINGTON ― Facing a trillion-dollar deficit because of his just-passed tax cuts, President Donald Trump has an idea for how to get some of that money back: making poor people eat beans and rice.

Tearful mother testifies about 8-year-old's abduction

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:02

Struggling through tears, the mother of an 8-year-old who was abducted from a Florida Walmart and later raped and killed said the man accused of the crime had convinced her he was a good Samaritan who was trying to help her family out.

Suspected poacher mauled to death by pack of lions in South Africa

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:00

Authorities in Limpopo, which is the northernmost province of South Africa, discovered the unidentified man's remains alongside a rifle and ammunition at a private nature park outside of the famous Kruger National Park. Police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP that he believes the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by the pack of lions.

Twitter Bans GOP Candidate For Racist Meghan Markle Tweet

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:53

Twitter has permanently banned the account of a GOP congressional candidate after he posted a racist picture targeting soon-to-be royal bride Meghan Markle.

Israel Strikes Syria After Iranian Aerial Intrusion

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:37

An Iranian drone flying into Israeli airspace Saturday triggered a mushrooming crisis involving retaliatory strikes and counterstrikes in Syria. After its provocative violation of Israeli airspace, the drone was destroyed by an Israeli helicopter, and Israel responded with airstrikes on an Iranian command-and-control trailer from which the drone was launched from a base in Syria. An Israeli F-16 fighter involved in that operation was shot down by Syrian missiles and crashed inside Israel, injuring one pilot.

Do You Like Paying Tolls? You're Gonna Love Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:57

WASHINGTON ― If you like paying tolls, you’re going to love Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan.

Portraits of President Obama and Former First Lady Are Lauded and Ridiculed on the Internet

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:33

As the former president and his wife Michelle unveiled the paintings, social media became a collection of art critiques.

APNewsBreak: Long-stalled Vegas casino-resort gets new life

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:52

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas.

The Education Department Officially Won't Deal With Transgender Students Experiencing Bathroom Discrimination

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:45

The Trump administration’s Education Department will no longer investigate complaints filed by transgender students who are kept from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, a department official told BuzzFeed News.

The Best Comeback Story At Westminster Dog Show Sadly Ends On Day One

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:15

A German shepherd who recovered from a shattered leg to become one of the favorites at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show had his comeback cut short on the first day of competition Monday.

Attack On Pennsylvania Supreme Court Is An Attack On The Rule Of Law Itself

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:58

Congratulations of a cynical sort are in order for Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Cris Dush, who has accomplished something notable.

Gigi Hadid Shuts Down Body Shamers, Speaks Out On Hashimoto's Disease

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:51

Gigi Hadid slammed critics of her weight on social media on Sunday night, explaining her journey with Hashimoto’s disease and imploring others to have more empathy.

Obamas' official portraits revealed at the Smithsonian

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:47

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday.