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Obama Photographer Taunts Trump With Doggone Funny Suggestion For Chief Of Staff

Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:46

Former White House photographer Pete Souza used an adorable old snap of Bo,


U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:44

More than 400 demonstrators, many leaders of churches, mosques, synagogues and indigenous communities, sought a halt to detention and deportation of migrants and for the United States to welcome the caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in November. Singing and praying, religious leaders moved forward in lines of four to six, some wearing T-shirts reading, "Love Knows No Borders." They were handcuffed and led away by federal agents upon entering a restricted area in front of the fence. "As a Quaker who believes in our shared humanity...We’re calling on the U.S. to respect the rights of migrants," said Joyce Ajlouny, general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, which has run a week of actions to back migrants.


Roger, The Incredibly Buff Kangaroo, Has Died At Age 12

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:47

A buff kangaroo who shot to international fame after he was photographed


Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:05

Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for


Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:53

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.


US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:50

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday.


More time may be needed for North Carolina election decision

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:56

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations.


Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:18

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell


Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:37

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.


Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:14

A public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.


Tourism in Bethlehem booming as Christmas nears

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:02

Hotels in the birthplace of Jesus are almost fully booked for the holiday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism.


11 Useful Gifts For The Person Who Can't Cook To Save Their Life

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:54

Learning to cook can be intimidating for a lot of people. Maybe they are a


'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:53

Former Obama chief of staff William Daley thinks Trump could easily end up not filling the role after John Kelly steps down.


Dreaming of a green Christmas? More shoppers look for gifts good for the environment

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:46

At a time when more Americans are eco conscious, some shoppers are determined the gifts they buy this holiday season preserve the environment.


May Kicks Brexit Can Down the Road, Raises Risks of No Deal

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:40

Theresa May is playing for time. Faced with a humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, the embattled U.K. prime minister announced to the House of Commons she would defer a vote and return to Brussels to seek “assurances” from European Union leaders. The pound hit the lowest since April 2017 as the market judged that the risk of no-deal Brexit has increased.


Pelosi, Schumer expected to meet with Trump amid battle over border funding

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:49

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer will meet with the president as the Democrats prepare to regain control of the House.


Volkswagen restores cancer worker's 350,000-mile Beetle

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:36

Kathleen Brooks brings comfort to those suffering with cancer, having driven her 1967 Beetle for 51 years over 350,000 miles. VW ensured her sterling efforts didn't go unnoticed


Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood funding

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:11

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh unexpectedly aligned with four liberal justices in declining to review the petitions that would have placed a ban on abortion providers. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a key priority for Republicans, with Mr Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation sparking concerns among reproductive rights activist that he would back moves to overturn or restrict legal rights and access to abortions. The top court left the rulings from the lower court that halted Kansas and Louisiana from revoking public healthcare funding from Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.


Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:54
With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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