|Trump Plan Could Lower Taxes, But Spending Cuts Would Hurt His Voters
Data Download: Counties that voted for President Trump could benefit from the White House's tax reform, but the reform would also lead to spending cuts.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 2:43 AM
|Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 4:49 PM
|9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead A Week After His Mother And 2-Year-Old Mother Murdered
Police said an inmate led them to the boy's body.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 9:30 AM
|People's Climate March across the U.S.
Thousands of people across the U.S. are marching on President Donald Trump’s hundredth day in office to demand action on climate change.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 3:46 PM
|Berkeley Professor Robert Reich: First Amendment is 'absolutely critical'
Conservative author Ann Coulter discusses the state of the First Amendment with Berkeley Professor Robert Reich.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 9:40 AM
|GOP health plan for pre-existing conditions spawns worries
WASHINGTON (AP) — From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:40 AM
|Pope calls for N.Korea negotiations
Pope Francis on Saturday called for negotiations to resolve tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Reprising his theme of "world war in parts", Pope Francis said that these were "concentrated at points that were already hot. North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 5:10 PM
|What Has Trump Done In His First 100 Days As President?
President Donald Trump completed his first 100 days in office on April 29.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 5:10 AM
|Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 4:59 PM
|Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over nine-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey since 2003 as premier and now president, narrowly won the April 16 referendum on enhancing his powers which supporters believe will lead to better government but critics say creates one man rule.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:20 PM
|Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:53 PM
|Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
Cops are still searching for him.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:25 PM
|Former US Navy Seal Robert O'Neill describes the moment he 'shot dead Osama bin Laden'
The former US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has described the moment he claims he shot the al-Qaeda leader dead. Robert O’Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal bullets, has for the first time published a detailed account of the mission that lead to the 9/11 mastermind being gunned down in a secure compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. In a dramatic extract from his new book, The Operator, published in the Mirror, the former Seal described the moment he fired two shots at Bin Laden and “split open” his head.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 7:56 AM
|Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger
“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson said.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 11:43 PM
|Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 4:30 AM
|Italian elected new leader of Order of Malta
A 72-year-old Italian medieval art expert was on Saturday elected to head the Order of Malta, the world's oldest chivalric order. Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto takes the reins for one year after Pope Francis ordered the resignation in January of the Order's Grand Master, Britain's Matthew Festing, following a power struggle. The influential Order of Malta, founded in Jerusalem and recognised by the pope in 1113, operates in around 120 countries and is one of the biggest landowners in Italy.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 1:37 PM
|Russian flags rained down in a confetti-style protest during Trump's rally
Trolling is mostly dumb, but sometimes it's an art. President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday and, as he was speaking, someone tossed a bunch of tiny Russian flags, confetti-style, in front of the cameras streaming his speech to news networks. SEE ALSO: Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya As far as protests go, it certainly earns points for creativity. The Trump campaign and administration officials have had a lot of unexplained contact with Russian officials, much of which is currently under investigation. A former campaign manager allegedly laundered money for a Ukrainian political party with ties to the Russian government. The FBI got a surveillance court order in the summer of 2016 to watch a Trump adviser because of an investigation into links between the Kremlin and the current president's campaign. And if you're looking for more...oddities...they're not hard to find. The FBI is currently investigating the administration's ties to Russia, as are multiple bodies in Congress. Maybe this particular troll just wanted to remind us of that. WATCH: In stunning exchange, Trump refuses to answer question from CNN reporter
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 10:42 PM
|Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules
The tech giant also wants the state’s restriction on using self-driving vehicles without a human driver to be removed.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 7:04 AM
|Notorious Afghan warlord calls for peace in first public speech
By Ahmad Sultan MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Saturday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiations. "I invite you to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war," Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said to a gathering of his followers and Afghan politicians in Laghman province, east of the capital, Kabul. "I want a free, proud, independent and Islamic Afghanistan," he said.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 5:52 AM
|Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia.org, without making clear the reason for the move. Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 11:57 AM
|Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still Missing
He was found Friday, according to reports.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 12:47 PM
|Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes
Two conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 12:46 PM
|Los Angeles deputies search for pair in rampage that kills 1
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who stole a woman's SUV on Saturday, then went on a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs, killing one man and injuring up to three other people.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 11:03 PM
|12 hazing complaints since 2014 confirmed at Marine base
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Officials at the Marine Corps' training base in South Carolina say half of 24 hazing complaints investigated since 2014 have been confirmed.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 8:41 PM
|Karl: If Trump has learned how hard his job is, that may be 100-day 'accomplishment worth celebrating'
ABC News' Jonathan Karl shares some closing thoughts about Trump's statement this week that he "thought it would be easier" being president.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 11:52 AM
|China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage
China has deported a U.S. citizen who was convicted of espionage this week after being held without trial for two years, removing a source of friction between Washington and Beijing. Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March 2015 while about to leave mainland China for the Chinese-ruled, former Portuguese colony of Macau. A court on Tuesday ordered her deportation after sentencing her to three-and-a-half years in prison for espionage.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 1:30 PM
|Erin Moran Died 'Penniless,' Brother Says
The "Happy Days" star died of stage 4 cancer complications on April 22 at the age of 56.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 6:16 AM
|Friendly fire may have killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Friday. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that the military was investigating whether the two troops may have been killed by ground fire, either by American forces or Afghan commandos taking part in the raid, though it appeared to be accidental.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 12:23 AM
|Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if she wins
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday that she would name a eurosceptic from outside her National Front party as prime minister if she captures France's presidency in the May 7 run-off. In a bruising contest against pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen is hoping to broaden her base enough to win the decisive second-round vote, despite polls suggesting she is some 20 points behind. The anti-immigration Le Pen told reporters that she and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan -- who lost in the election's first round with 4.7 percent of the vote -- shared a "common project that we will promote together".
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 11:58 AM
|6-Year-Old Boy Receives Outstanding Citizen's Award After Returning $2,000 He Found
Jasper Dopman was honored by his local police department.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 12:48 PM
|Donald Trump is losing engagement on Twitter, analysis shows
One hundred days into his time in office, the “Twitter President” seems to have lost some of his mojo. Donald Trump’s tweets received less engagement in his second 50 days in office than in his first, according to an analysis by the Associated Press and media analytics nonprofit Cortico. In the first half of his term, more than 32 per cent of the President's tweets averaged around 60,000 combined retweets, replies, and quote tweets.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 5:51 PM
|Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 1:44 AM
|Elon Musk teases future plans at TED talk
Elon Musk paused while chatting about his series of potentially world-changing endeavors to say he isn't in it to provide salvation. It was during a talk on Friday at a prestigious TED Conference in Vancouver, where the tech entrepreneur was discussing his ventures building electric cars and trucks, rockets, a newly launched tunnel-boring company and even dabbling with super-fast mass transit. "I'm not trying to be anyone's savior," Musk said while discussing colonizing Mars and other dreams.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 11:36 AM
|You can actually get a 4K TV for half the price of an iPhone
Ready for a serious dose of reality? Flagship smartphones have gotten so expensive that a brand new 43-inch TV featuring cutting-edge 4K resolution costs about half as much as an entry-level iPhone 7 Plus. It seems crazy, but it's true. 4K TVs are still new enough that most people don't have them, and yet you can get a well-rated and well-reviewed Ultra HD TV with a built-in Roku experience a display that measures 43 inches diagonally for under $400 on Amazon... and that includes shipping!
Here's what you need to know:
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
- Backlight: LED (Full Array)
- Smart Functionality: Yes - Roku TV Streaming Platform with built-in dual band Wi-Fi
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 38.3" x 22.4" x 2.7", TV with stand: 38.3" x 23.9." x 7.4"
- Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 10:30 AM
|Trump’s ‘Face the Nation’ interview: Calls North Korean leader ‘smart cookie’ and blasts Democrats as ‘obstructionists’
In a wide-ranging interview with CBS News’ John Dickerson on “Face the Nation,” President Trump talked about his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office. He called North Korea’s leader a “smart cookie,” blasted Democrats as “obstructionists,” and referred to “Face the Nation” as “Deface the Nation.”
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 12:52 PM
|25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform. Long before the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, the name Rodney King became synonymous with the use of excessive force in policing minority groups. King, then 25, was battered by a squad of white officers after a traffic stop in March 1991, an incident caught in graphic detail on a bystander's video.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 4:45 PM
|Tesla Brings Automatic Braking Back
The company brought back the feature after Consumer Reports downgraded its electric cars' rating.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 3:11 AM
|Pope tells Egypt mass that dialogue can battle extremism
Pope Francis appealed for dialogue to battle extremism as he addressed thousands of faithful on Saturday during a visit to Egypt to promote reconciliation with Muslims and support its embattled Christians. "The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity," the pope said at a mass for Egypt's Catholics. The mass came on the second and last day of Francis's visit, which saw him plead for tolerance and peace on Friday as he visited a Coptic church bombed by IS in December.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 10:41 AM
|Fox News accused of running 'misleading' graphic on Donald Trump's unemployment record
Fox News has attracted controversy after it posted a graphic on Twitter about unemployment rates which users have pointed out is "misleading". On the surface, it seems uncomplicated, comparing the rate of US unemployment under four presidents on the 100th day of their first administration: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton. The graphic appears to present the Republicans - Mr Trump and Mr Bush - favourably, showing the jobless rate after the first three months of their presidencies stood at 4.5 per cent and 4.4 per cent respectively.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 10:49 AM
|Former officer charged with hitting kids with car, killing 1
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, his daughter screamed into the phone. "Dad, help me, help me!"
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 3:02 AM
|Mom Thanks Woman For Calming Down 4-Month-Old Baby Girl During Flight
The mom said she was surprised anyone would offer.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 12:04 PM
|Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward and Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce in NBA playoff action and more: April 30 in photos
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce defends during the first half in Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series; Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a warehouse in Kathmandu, Nepal; A grid girl poses for a photo at the Formula One Russian Grand Prix; Kyle Busch makes a pit stop during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 4:33 PM
|China says factory activity expands at slower pace in April
China's factory activity continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, official data showed on Sunday, adding to signs of stabilisation in the world's second largest economy. The purchasing manager's index (PMI), which gauges conditions at factories and mines, stood at 51.2 in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, down from a near five-year high of 51.8 in March. Analysts predicted a softening growth momentum in this year's second quarter.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 2:37 AM
|Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:48 PM
|PM Abe says North Korean missile launch grave threat to Japan
By William James and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea's decision to test-fire a ballistic missile represents a grave threat to Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in London on Saturday, calling on the United States and China to keep up pressure on Pyongyang. North Korea test-fired a missile shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences". "Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea today went through its ballistic missile launch.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 7:08 AM
|5 Things To Know About The Military Diet
Dieters must exhibit a high level of self-restraint in order to survive the 72 hours.
POSTED APRIL 29, 2017 2:00 PM
|Iran satellite TV head shot dead in Istanbul: Dogan news
The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighborhood after 8 p.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said. Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, Dogan said.
POSTED APRIL 30, 2017 11:03 AM
|Michelle Obama reveals why she held back tears at Trump's inauguration
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed the reason behind her now-infamous “side-eye” during Donald Trump’s inauguration: She was holding back tears. “I didn’t want to have tears in my eyes because people would swear I was crying because of the new president,” Ms Obama told an audience at the American Institute of Architects convention in Orlando. In her first speech since Mr Trump took office, Ms Obama said she had grown emotional at the thought of leaving her White House staff.
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:08 PM
|The Latest: Trump signs spending bill that prevents shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 28, 2017 8:23 PM