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Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 02:49

A Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.


Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:33

United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last week only to be fired upon by his fellow border guards.


Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:14

Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.


Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:27

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.


Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:23

The conservative co-host of ABC’s The View, 33, who is the daughter of Senator John McCain, wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech, 35, just before sunset at the bride’s family ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a rep for McCain tells PEOPLE exclusively


Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:02

Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.


U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:05

By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which Reuters was first to report on, said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.


Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:03

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one significant occasion, in his state office.


Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:57

Venezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.


Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him flee

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:50

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer, and the suspect's mother is accused of helping him evade arrest during a four-day manhunt, officials said Tuesday.


What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:49

A few years ago I belonged to the group of people who thought that working for Charlie Rose represented the holy grail of journalism.


Scientists Were Wrong About This Water on Mars

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:50

It might be worse than it sounds.


Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:42

Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities on Tuesday, after the country’s speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.


U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:37

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen. The warning comes two weeks after U.S.-allied Saudi Arabia said it had shot down a ballistic missile fired by Iran-aligned Houthis from Yemen towards the Saudi capital Riyadh. The missile, which the Houthis said was in response to Saudi-led air strikes on civilians in Yemen, was shot down near Riyadh airport without causing any casualties.


The Latest: Conyers acknowledges settling staffer complaint

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:47

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):


Gwyneth Paltrow Is Engaged to Producer Brad Falchuk: Reports

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:39

Gwyneth Paltrow is engaged to her producer boyfriend Brad Falchuk after more than three years together, according to multiple reports


"They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."

Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:10

Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, “Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?” And I said, “I haven’t been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I’d love to go because now I’m recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.


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