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Why Manafort’s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eye

Why Manafort’s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eyeWASHINGTON — A surprise offer by Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, to “provide information” to congressional committees investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia may be far more limited than it first appeared, according to congressional sources and others familiar with the matter. “Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel,” read the headline in the New York Times.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:50 PM

Top Democrats claim ‘victory’ as GOP health bill fails

Top Democrats claim ‘victory’ as GOP health bill failsAfter the GOP replacement for Obamacare was dramatically pulled at the last minute, Democrats took a victory lap, mocking President Trump and claiming a win for their party and the American public.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:33 PM

New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker

New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attackerBritish police said Friday they had made further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they released the first picture of the homegrown killer who left four people dead. Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offences but no terrorist convictions, was shot by police on Wednesday after a rampage through Westminster. Two other suspects are in custody following searches at 21 locations, mostly around London, in the central city of Birmingham and in the northwestern city of Manchester.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:46 PM

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed storyVALLEY HEAD, Ala. (AP) — In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:33 AM

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:12 PM

Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution

Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:43 AM

I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight Back

I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight BackLast summer I voluntarily chose to stop eating for 10 days. I gave up solid foods as part of the Master Cleanse.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:27 AM

Nunes: 'There Was No Wiretapping of Trump Tower'

Nunes: 'There Was No Wiretapping of Trump Tower'House Intel Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif., tells reporters "there was no wiretapping of Trump Tower. That did not happen."




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:37 AM

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinalCuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:27 PM

The Mud Day in Israel

The Mud Day in IsraelThe Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it’s Israel’s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:16 AM

Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer

Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police OfficerMatias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:07 PM

Missing D.C. Girls Could Be Human Trafficking Victims

Missing D.C. Girls Could Be Human Trafficking VictimsSome officials are calling for an investigation into the disappearances, while police maintain there is nothing unusual about them.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:22 AM

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:23 PM

Appeals court sets schedule on Trump immigration appeal

Appeals court sets schedule on Trump immigration appealThe first federal appeals court’s review of President Trump’s revised order limiting immigration from six Mideast nations will go forward on an expedited schedule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided Thursday.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:24 PM

Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas

Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracasIndian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The state carrier and other airlines said they would bar Ravindra Gaikwad from flying after the fracas which has triggered a debate on the behavior of members of the political elite, and calls for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Gaikwad, from the Shiv Sena party, allies of India's ruling BJP, did not apologize for Thursday's confrontation and told reporters he had been badly treated.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:17 PM

ISPs Can Now Sell Your Private Data: How to Protect Yourself

ISPs Can Now Sell Your Private Data: How to Protect YourselfThe Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule implemented under the Obama administration. Your ISP may soon be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:20 AM

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:36 PM

Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6

Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6Noura Jackson earned her GED while incarcerated and is now applying to colleges.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:57 PM

South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching port

South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching portSouth Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port. Nearly three years after it went down killing more than 300 people, the wreck was safely placed onto a semi-submersible ship that will finally bring it to shore. "The vessel was successfully loaded onto the semi-submersible as of 4:10 a.m. (1910 GMT)," completing one of the most delicate stages of the salvage operation, said Lee Cheol-Jo, a Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries official in charge of the salvage.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:16 PM

Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison

Dozens Break Out Of Mexico PrisonAt least 10 of the 29 inmates who escaped Thursday were re-captured, but the others remained at large.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:12 AM

Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuries

Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuriesA slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed and sideswiped a New Jersey commuter train on Friday, causing minor injuries and snarling morning rush-hour rail traffic at New York's Penn Station, a major transportation hub, officials said. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), with passengers aboard the New Jersey Transit train describing hearing screeching metal as the Washington-bound Acela hit the commuter train while departing the station. "There was a loud sound of mangling metal and you felt the reverberations of another train raking the side of our train and I just heard screams from behind me as it traveled back," said Jordan Geary, who was traveling on the train with his wife from the New York suburb of Montclair, New Jersey.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:22 PM

What happened today in France's presidential race

What happened today in France's presidential raceWith 30 days to go before the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, the incumbent Francois Hollande made a rare sortie into the campaign after conservative candidate Francois Fillon accused him of orchestrating a smear campaign. President Hollande lashed out at Fillon, saying the 63-year-old rightwinger had exceeded the bounds of "dignity and responsibility" with his claims. On Thursday, Fillon charged that Hollande had headed a "secret cell" that was responsible for revelations that have led to criminal charges against the candidate.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:01 PM

House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway

House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are UnderwayEven though the GOP for the second day in row decided against putting its health insurance plan up for a vote in the House, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The Trump adminis...




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:06 PM

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimatedBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 11:05 AM

Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar: U.S. general

Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar: U.S. generalBy Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya. Earlier this month Reuters reported that Russia appeared to have deployed special forces to an air base in western Egypt near the border with Libya.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:31 PM

Firefighter Rescues Motionless Dog From Apartment Fire Using Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation

Firefighter Rescues Motionless Dog From Apartment Fire Using Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation"As a nurse, I knew he was probably dead, but the firefighters wouldn't give up," said the dog's owner, Crystal Lamirande.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:57 PM

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability schemeLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 7:45 PM

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017On Friday, March 24, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosts the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:35 PM

North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike

North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive StrikeKim Jong Un's regime said the U.S. should be prepared for “catastrophic consequences” if it attempts to engage Pyongyang.




POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 8:00 AM

All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF

All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIFFrom the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:03 PM

Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capitalA jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior official said Friday. Ivorian officials believe Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh organised the gun and grenade attack that left 19 people dead last March at the beach resort of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with foreigners. Now he is also believed to have been "head of operations" for the attack on a hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou in January 2016 that killed 30 people, said Colonel Serge Alain Ouedraogo of the Burkinabe gendarmerie.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:40 PM

You've Been Cleaning Your Microwave All Wrong

You've Been Cleaning Your Microwave All WrongTry this time-saving routine instead.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:06 PM

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheldBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:38 PM

UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate

UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperateThe United Arab Emirates, one of the world's top aviation hubs, has said it was surprised by the ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States because UAE security was already tight, but it pledged to cooperate with U.S. authorities. Washington announced the new measure on Tuesday, prohibiting electronic devices larger than smart phones in cabins on flights from 10 airports in countries including the UAE, Qatar and Turkey. In the UAE's first official response to the ban, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, Minister of Economy and chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, said it was surprising because the UAE aviation sector and airports had proven themselves safe.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:06 AM

Woman Tasered After Calling Cop 'Honey' Settles For $20,000, Police Deny Wrongdoing

Woman Tasered After Calling Cop 'Honey' Settles For $20,000, Police Deny WrongdoingAranda Wendell sued Stuart Police Department for excessive use of force.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:13 AM

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandalSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A white civil rights leader, fired because she led others to believe she was black, said she struggles to make a living these days because she was portrayed as a fraud.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:51 PM

Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'

Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'Moments after President Trump's healthcare bill collapsed, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference: "Today is a great day for our country... It's a victory for the American people"




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:00 PM

UN Report Calls For Donations To North Korea As Sanctions Dry Up Aid

UN Report Calls For Donations To North Korea As Sanctions Dry Up Aid"Chronic food insecurity, early childhood malnutrition and nutrition insecurity" continue to plague North Korea, which has been ranked 98 out of 118 countries in the 2016 Global Hunger Index.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:35 AM

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ConvertibleAn American bad-ass goes topless.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 6:14 PM

Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base

Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen baseSix Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The base belongs to Russia's National Guard, a branch established last year to defend borders and counter extremism. It is subordinate directly to President Vladimir Putin and has bases in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 2:59 PM

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks.

Drop one of these sticks down your drain to take care of average clogs and embarrassing odors in a matter of hours. Then, drop a new stick down each drain once every month to prevent clogs and odors in the future. Each stick includes enzymes and other ingredients found in a septic tank to break down waste and keep things clear. $17 gets you a pack of 48 Sani Sticks, and it'll be the best $17 you've ever spent.

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  • Avoid embarrassing smells and nasty water buildup in sinks and showers with just one Sani Stick per month
  • Keep your drains clean and odor-free, all year long with Sani Sticks as part of your cleaning supplies




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 8:46 PM

Why Canada's the No. 2 Best Country, Again

Why Canada's the No. 2 Best Country, Again1. Canada took the top spot in five attributes in the 2017 Best Countries survey, more than any other country: respects property rights, trustworthy, religious freedom, politically stable and well-developed public education system. 3. In a time when nearly 90 percent of global survey respondents agree that there is a global leadership crisis, the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the end of 2015 only helped improve global perceptions of Canada. A quarter of global survey respondents said that the event improved their view of the country to some extent, while another 62 percent were neutral.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 9:37 AM

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permitThe law, which takes effect on Aug. 1, mandates that gun owners only need a North Dakota driver's license or state identification card for at least a year before they can carry a concealed firearm in public. Under current regulations, applicants must take a test to obtain a permit which entails fees of more than $100.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 4:08 PM

Photos of the day - March 25, 2017

Photos of the day - March 25, 2017A woman dressed as “Europa" performs during a rally in Berlin marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome; a woman, pushed to the ground by police, tries to defends herself as the police detain an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus; Pope Francis waves to the faithful from the Popemobile in Milan, Italy, as Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, looks on, after the Angelus in Duomo Square. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)




POSTED MARCH 25, 2017 4:55 PM

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's deathMARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer's body camera.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:58 PM

Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'

Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'After the last of the bunch was born, the firefighters brought their newborns into the firehouse for a heartwarming photo shoot.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 12:20 PM

Hate Messages Flood Maryland High School After Alleged Rape

Hate Messages Flood Maryland High School After Alleged RapeAround 500 emails and 200 hate-based phone calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District following the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:26 AM

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-Tech

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-TechThe new, tidier proportioned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox aims straight at the white-hot small-SUV segment. To stand out, the redesigned Equinox brings high-tech features and sound driving dynamics to ...




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 1:21 PM

11 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast: coast guard

11 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast: coast guardEleven Syrian refugees drowned after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the coast guard command said, with local media reporting that five children were among the dead. The bodies of the migrants, including two women, were discovered in the western province of Aydin, the private Dogan news agency reported. "Nine migrants were rescued while 11 migrants' bodies were taken from the sea," the coast guard said in a statement on its website.




POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:21 PM

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