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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOP

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:43:56 -0500

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map went so far to benefit Republicans that it violated the state constitution.....
Female Journalists Were Blocked Behind Male Colleagues While Covering Pence's Israel Trip

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:03:51 -0500

Female journalists who traveled around the world to report on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Israel this week were literally blocked from doing their jobs on Tuesday morning.....
Man charged with DUI after trying to order burrito at bank drive-through window

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:34:08 -0500

A Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after he tried to order a burrito at a Bank of America drive-through window.....
White House doctor enthusiastic about Trump

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:34:17 -0500

Rachel Maddow reports on answers given by White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson about Donald Trump's physical health.....
'Get to Higher Ground Immediately.' Tsunami Warning in Alaska After Massive 8.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Kodiak

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:13:13 -0500

Authorities in Kodiak, Alaska, are telling residents to move to higher ground after a strong earthquake prompted a tsunami warning.....
Kabul Hotel attackers 'went from room to room in search of foreigners to kill'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:36:09 -0500

Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, according to survivors and a security source on  Monday as more details of the ....
Congressman saw aide as 'soul mate,' but denies misconduct

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:46:08 -0500

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide's sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money said Tuesday that he developed a deep affection for he....
Larry Nassar Was A Master Manipulator, But He Didn’t Act Alone

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:57:59 -0500

The first time I got a message from Larry Nassar, I felt honored.....
Trump Reportedly Asked Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Who He Voted For

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:12:35 -0500

President Donald Trump reportedly called acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe into the Oval Office last year and asked him who he voted for in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported.....
Here Are The 10 Best Hotels In The World In 2018, According To Travelers

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:01:12 -0500

Jetsetters hoping to get a jump start on their 2018 travel plans will love this latest news.....
15-Year-Old Airlifted To Dallas Hospital After High School Shooting

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:49:00 -0500

A 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in a Texas high school cafeteria Monday, officials said.....
Eyeing China, U.S. moves to strengthen Indonesian defense ties

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:54:39 -0500

By Phil Stewart JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would explore deepening defense ties during a visit to Indonesia, a country that appears increasingly ready to ....
Harry Potter river cruise to set sail on River Thames

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:35:43 -0500

It's no flying car, but Harry Potter fans are being courted in a new river cruise that makes stops at key filming locations like 4 Privet Drive, the real-world inspiration for Hogwarts, and the Wa....
Service Dog Atlas Meets Pluto During Trip to Disney World

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:31:44 -0500

Atlas, a golden retriever, even has a stuffed Pluto toy at home.....
Multiple casualties in Kentucky high school shooting

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:02:46 -0500

A suspect was taken into custody after one person was killed and others wounded Tuesday morning at a rural Kentucky high school. "You just never think this will happen in a small town like ours," Sava....
Report: Conflicting California mudslide warnings issued

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:31:51 -0500

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — In the days before mudslides devastated California neighborhoods, officials released conflicting evacuation orders that left some hard-hit neighborhoods out of the warning....
North Korea says protesters who burned Kim Jong-un image are 'stinking conservative riff-raff'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:24:11 -0500

North Korea has demanded South Korea apologise for "despicable conservative riff-raff" prostesters who burned an image of Kim Jong-un in Seoul. The incident threatened to undermine an agreem....
GOP Senator Throws 'Talking Stick' During Shutdown Meeting, Breaks Glass Elephant

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:53:35 -0500

A Republican senator accidentally broke a glass elephant with a toss of a “talking stick” during government shutdown negotiations, and people on Twitter can’t get enough of the symbolism.....
3 USA Gymnastics Directors Resign In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:16:05 -0500

Three USA Gymnastics directors have resigned amid fierce criticism that the organization failed to protect its athletes from team doctor Larry Nassar, a serial predator whose sentencing hearing contin....
6-year-old North Carolina girl dies days after flu diagnosis

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:45:14 -0500

A grieving father is calling the flu "a plague in America" after his 6-year-old died days after being diagnosed with the virus.....
Former Trump Aide's Fiancee Warns White House: ‘A Lot To Come’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:05:15 -0500

The fiancee of George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year, said there’s a lot the public doesn’t know yet.....
Separate Carnival Cruise Line Accidents See One Passenger Dead and Another Missing

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:21:51 -0500

One passenger went missing overboard while another fell to her death on separate Carnival Cruise Line ships....
Puerto Rico Neighborhood Erupts in Cheers as Power Finally Comes On, Months After Hurricane Maria

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:41:15 -0500

The devastating storm left most of the island in the dark.....
25 Perfect Potato Soups

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:33:46 -0500

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Pre-teens arrested for cyberbullying before girl's suicide

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:57:17 -0500

Two 12-year-olds in Florida were arrested for cyberbullying in connection with the death of a middle-school student who police say hanged herself two weeks ago.....
One killed as avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at Japanese resort

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:08:18 -0500

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - One man was killed and at least 11 people injured, some critically, when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on....
Immigration Authorities Detain Woman On A Greyhound Bus After Asking Everyone For ID

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:29:11 -0500

A video reportedly showing Customs and Border Protection agents demanding proof of citizenship from Greyhound bus passengers in Florida last week has sparked fresh outrage over the Trump administratio....
Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A Catch

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:36:56 -0500

For the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box.....
Elon Musk's Boring Company Prepares First Public Pitch for Its Tunnel Plans

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:07:00 -0500

The first step in Musk's newest project.....
Suspect Arrested In Killing Of 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:19:05 -0500

Police in Lahore, Pakistan, have arrested a man for the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari, officials said on Tuesday.....
Syria Kurds urge civilians to take up arms against Turk assault

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:32:31 -0500

"We announce a general mobilisation and we invite... our people to defend Afrin," the Kurdish enclave's autonomous administration said in a statement. The statement called on the international commun....
Logan Paul's Brother Finally Opens Up About YouTube Star's Controversy: 'He Didn't Mean to Offend Anyone'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:38:37 -0500

Logan Paul is embroiled in a firestorm over video that showed a dead body.....
Why the flu can kill a healthy person so quickly

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:02:54 -0500

The flu epidemic is three times worse than it was last year, and every part of the continental U.S. is under siege. NBC News’ Anne Thompson sits down with a doctor to find out what’s made the flu so s....
Supreme Court rejects appeal of bearded seal listing

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:30:12 -0500

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a lower court ruling that confirmed Alaska's bearded seal population as a threatened species.....
James Franco Wasn't Nominated for an Oscar. One of His Accusers Says We Still Need to Hold Him Accountable

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:43:33 -0500

She says she still wants an apology....
Last major challenger to Egypt's Sisi calls off campaign after arrest

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:47:47 -0500

The last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was detained on Tuesday, and halted his campaign after the army accused him of breaking the....
Pope Francis Offers Partial Apology To Clergy Sex Abuse Victims After Demand For 'Proof'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:30:55 -0500

Pope Francis partially apologized for last week’s brusque attack on victims of clergy sex abuse ― but he continued supporting a controversial Chilean bishop accused of protecting a pedophile priest.....
Arab-Israeli MPs kicked out of chamber for protesting Pence's speech

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:13:47 -0500

Arab lawmakers in Israel's parliament have been tossed out from the house for heckling US Vice President Mike Pence at the start of his speech. The main Arab party in the Israeli parliament, the ....
The Best Birthday Cake Recipes, From Layer Cakes To Sheet Cakes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:46:13 -0500

Is a birthday without a cake really a birthday at all? Sure, we’ve had happy birthdays that were celebrated with key lime pie and brownie sundaes.....
Trump administration's 'bogus' terror report had no Homeland Security input despite claims otherwise

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:18:00 -0500

A Trump administration report that claimed three-quarters of those convicted of “international terrorism-related charges” were foreign born, was reportedly created without the input of Department of H....
Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher ground

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:26:06 -0500

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska early Tuesday morning, sending residents of the picturesque island fleeing to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The qu....
FBI agent cut from Mueller probe doubted collusion theory

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:32:29 -0500

New text messages allegedly reveal that controversial FBI official Peter Strzok was hesitant about joining Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation team because of his 'gut sense&....
The Latest: Mexican Uber driver in US illegally denies rapes

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:17:01 -0500

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an Uber driver accused of rape and other crimes against young women in California (all times local):....
US fatalities in Kabul hotel attack

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:54:58 -0500

Americans were among the dead and wounded in the weekend attack by Taliban gunmen on a Kabul luxury hotel, a State Department official said Tuesday. At least 22 people were killed in Kabul's Intercon....
These Are the 16 Democrats Who Opposed Ending the Shutdown

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:59:45 -0500

Plus two Republicans....
Judi Dench Was Up For 'Leading Roll' SAG Award, And Twitter Rolled With It

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:02:20 -0500

A half-baked SAG Awards graphic on Sunday showed that Judi Dench of “Victoria & Abdul” was among the nominees for outstanding female actor in a “leading roll.”....
Bishop tells Russians not to vote for Putin in rare church dissent

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:14:25 -0500

A Russian Orthodox bishop has advised the faithful not to vote for Vladimir Putin when he stands for re-election in March, a nearly unheard of occurrence in the loyal church. The angry statement marke....
Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:19:59 -0500

Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual ha....
US says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:02:57 -0500

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Turkey's air and ground offensive against Kurds in northwestern Syria has distracted from international efforts to finish off the Islamic State group and has disrupted hu....