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  • 'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'
     

    'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'The mixed signals from Trump and his chief of staff come as Congress is attempting to pass a short-term spending bill that would avert a government shutdown.


  • Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'
     

    Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'A guest on Fox News defended white supremacists over undocumented immigrants on Thursday evening.


  • Man Surprises Grandfather With Restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air For His 81st Birthday
     

    Man Surprises Grandfather With Restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air For His 81st BirthdayCam Dedman revealed the car to Fred Lamar after a year of restoring it on his own.


  • Pope Francis Performs Impromptu Wedding Ceremony Aboard Papal Plane
     

    Pope Francis Performs Impromptu Wedding Ceremony Aboard Papal PlaneTwo flight attendants on Pope Francis? papal plane were treated to first-class service on Thursday when the pope helped them officially tie the knot.


  • Car plows into crowd along Brazil?s Copacabana beach, killing baby
     

    Car plows into crowd along Brazil?s Copacabana beach, killing babyA car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.


  • Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria
     

    Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in SyriaSen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was ?unacceptable? absent a vote in Congress.


  • California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year
     

    California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a yearThe 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.


  • House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 Years
     

    House Blocks Trump's Order To Deport Palestinian Man Living In U.S. For 39 YearsLast month, with a deportation order hanging over his head, Amer Othman Adi, 57, and his family were making preparations to leave their life in Youngstown, Ohio, willingly.


  • Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5
     

    Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5RATON, N.M. (AP) ? A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard.


  • The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visiting
     

    The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visitingDemocrats, especially women, have been organizing ever since last year?s election. And they think they have a chance to take the seat in this heavily Republican district.


  • Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf Course
     

    Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf CourseA Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ? and it was caught on camera.


  • Amazon picks 20 finalists for ?HQ2? second headquarters location
     

    Amazon picks 20 finalists for ?HQ2? second headquarters locationThe race to win Amazon?s second headquarters is tightening: just 20 cities are in the running for the company promises will be 50,000 jobs paying at least $100,000 per year.


  • David and Louise Turpin Fed Kids Once a Day and Allowed Them to Shower Twice a Year: Report
     

    David and Louise Turpin Fed Kids Once a Day and Allowed Them to Shower Twice a Year: ReportThe revelation comes as more relatives come forward to say the couple would always make excuses for why they couldn't Skype with the kids.


  • Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance
     

    Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP EntranceChris Christie, no longer the governor of New Jersey, was reportedly denied access to a special VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.


  • Mattis unveils new National Defense strategy
     

    Mattis unveils new National Defense strategyDefense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.


  • Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families 
     

    Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children?s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people?s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit:  Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters ?Age definitions are always arbitrary,? she said, but ?our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.? ?The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.? However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: ?There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. ?Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation.? Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.


  • India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM
     

    India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBMIndia successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a ?major boost? to the country?s strategic defense system.


  • Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricity
     

    Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricityGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the importance of developing artificial intelligence and why it?s good that humanity is concerned about its development.


  • White House tries to tag Democrats with blame for possible shutdown
     

    White House tries to tag Democrats with blame for possible shutdownA White House official said Democrats are ?hellbent on getting a shutdown.? Democrats pointed to specific legislation and claimed they're willing to compromise.


  • Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way
     

    Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That WayThe mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school?s decision to expel her daughter.


  • California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight
     

    California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversightThe number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.


  • The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children
     

    The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive childrenPERRIS, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local):


  • Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'
     

    Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'CNN?s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O?Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host?s trip there.


  • Woman Says 12-Year-Old Son Who Died Had Flu-Like Symptoms But Test Came Back Negative
     

    Woman Says 12-Year-Old Son Who Died Had Flu-Like Symptoms But Test Came Back NegativeThe CDC said the test can miss the flu up to half the time and doesn't give a complete picture.


  • Taiwan blocks China flights after route row
     

    Taiwan blocks China flights after route rowTaiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China. Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in January, but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears on the mainland. China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Air have since requested to operate 176 additional flights between Taiwan and China during the Lunar New Year period in mid-February.


  • Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments
     

    Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive CommentsCarl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he?d made on various radio segments.


  • Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots
     

    Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilotsRATON, N.M. (AP) ? Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board:


  • A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?
     

    A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?Lesson from the GOP in 2016: When a field of candidates is divided 20 different ways, the one who makes a loud, emotional or even outrageous appeal can incite enough of a disenchanted plurality to win.


  • Passenger plane skids off runway in Turkey's Trabzon Airport
     

    Passenger plane skids off runway in Turkey's Trabzon AirportTurkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope just meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, overshot the runway while landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13.


  • Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In Australia
     

    Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In AustraliaAn unlikely hero saved two teen swimmers on Thursday when a drone dropped a flotation device as the pair were stranded in heavy surf.


  • Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018
     

    Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims. Anthony Shore, 55, was executed by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville, dying at 6:28 p.m., Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said by telephone. It was the 546th in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.


  • Judge Calls Larry Nassar 'Delusional' For Saying It's Hard To Face His Victims
     

    Judge Calls Larry Nassar 'Delusional' For Saying It's Hard To Face His VictimsFormer USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing 10 counts of first-degree sexual misconduct after more than 140 women accused him, penned a six-page letter to the court saying it was too difficult to listen to dozens of accusers deliver victim impact statements on how he sexually abused them.


  • Congress Likely Racing Toward a Government Shutdown
     

    Congress Likely Racing Toward a Government ShutdownThe measure faces iffy prospects in the Senate


  • Couple?s sexless marriage is ?weird, weird, weird? says Yahoo Newsroom
     

    Couple?s sexless marriage is ?weird, weird, weird? says Yahoo Newsroom?People can do what they want. But the marriage is a joke.? ?Huh? Am I missing something here?? Two friends of Tiffany Trump?s are in the spotlight after exchanging ?unconditional, unconventional? vows for a sexless marriage. The story jumped to the ?top-trending? category on Yahoo Newsroom, sparking thousands of skeptical comments. New York socialites Quentin Esme Brown and Peter Cary Peterson tied the knot in Las Vegas (where first daughter Tiffany served as flower girl). On social media, the best friends turned husband and wife made clear that theirs will be a sexless, open marriage. Brown explained on Instagram, ?Peter and I are not romantically involved ? in fact we are still dating others and will continue to seek love in all forms ? we are just each other?s hearts and wish to begin our journey towards evolution.? Their nontraditional relationship status raised one question over and over in the Yahoo comments: Why bother? One especially suspicious reader guessed that it?s a ?business partnership and fraud.? What do you think of a sexless marriage? Join the conversation in Yahoo Newsroom.


  • The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker Feature
     

    The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker FeatureNo matter how hard you fight it, an Instant Pot is almost certainly going to weasel its way into your life at some point.


  • Gay Olympian Adam Rippon attacks choice of Mike Pence to lead US Olympic delegation
     

    Gay Olympian Adam Rippon attacks choice of Mike Pence to lead US Olympic delegationAdam Rippon, the 2016 US men?s figure skating champion, said he was ?not buying? the plan to get the ultra-conservative Republican to head up the prestigious ceremony. Mr Pence, who is known for his profoundly conservative views on marriage equality and LGBT rights, has a record of supporting the widely discredited practice of gay conversion therapy. ?You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?


  • Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo
     

    Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quoPope Francis has again stressed the importance of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem and urged fresh talks between Israel and Palestinians on a two-state solution, the Vatican said Thursday. The Argentine pontiff strongly opposed United States President Donald Trump's bitterly-contested move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his plans to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.


  • Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
     

    Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you boardDALLAS (AP) ? Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself.


  • Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles
     

    Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender RolesEli Rezkallah, a 31-year-old artist and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon, recently created a photo series called ?In a Parallel Universe.?


  • France's 'Black Widow' sentenced to 22-years for poisoning wealthy elderly men
     

    France's 'Black Widow' sentenced to 22-years for poisoning wealthy elderly menA French woman dubbed the "Black Widow of the Riviera" was jailed for 22-years Thursday for poisoning four wealthy elderly men, two of whom died. Patricia Dagorn, 57, was convicted of killing two men found dead in 2011 on the Cote d'Azur and of drugging two others. Prosecutors say she attempted to enrich herself by seducing older men she met mostly through a dating agency. The "Black Widow", who denied all the charges against her, did not flinch as the verdict was handed down. Dagorn is already serving a five-year prison term for theft, fraud and sequestration involving an octogenarian in the French Alps in 2012 who had agreed to let her live with him in exchange for sexual relations. One of the men she poisoned, 91-year-old widower Robert Vaux, told reporters at the courthouse on Monday that Dagorn "was like a ray of sunshine in winter. When you are with a younger woman you know it won't last but you don't deny yourself the moment unless you're a masochist". One of the victims, Robert Vaux Credit:  VALERY HACHE/AFP The prosecution team called her a "perverted narcissist" while the defence spoke of a "victim" of loneliness. Attorney General Annie Brunet-Fuster described Dagorn as "not psychotic but psychopathic". Police began suspecting Dagorn after the body of Michel Kneffel, a man in his 60s with whom she had been living at a residential hotel in Nice, was discovered in July 2011. No charges were filed at the time, but the investigation was reopened the following year after police found vials of Valium and personal documents belonging to about a dozen different men among her belongings. The documents included IDs, bank account details and health insurance cards. Investigators then followed the trail to another suspected murder case, that of Francesco Filippone, 85, whose body was found in his bathtub in an advanced state of decomposition in Mouans-Sartoux, outside Cannes, in February 2011. Dagorn had earlier cashed a cheque from Filippone for 21,000 euros ($25,600), money which she said was a gift to help her open a jewellery shop. A court sketch made on January 16, 2018 shows Patricia Dagorn in court earlier in the trial Credit:  BENOIT PEYRUCQ/AFP 'Quick and easy money'  Police now think Dagorn may have met at least 20 men, after arriving on the French Riviera in 2011, mainly via a matchmaking agency. Vaux, comfortably retired but lonely since the death of his wife, brought Dagorn to live with him in early 2012 in the coastal town of Frejus. When he was at his lowest ebb, Dagorn wrote to his solicitor, asking to be written into his will, according to Vaux. He and another man whom Dagorn is accused of trying to poison, Ange Pisciotta, 82, joined the case as civil plaintiffs. Dagorn, who has a law degree, had already been handed a one-year suspended prison term in a case involving her ex-husband who was found guilty of fraud. In 2013, her youngest son told a local newspaper that he was not surprised by the accusations against his mother. "She has always been obsessed with quick and easy money," the son, identified only as Guilhem, told Nice Matin daily.


  • 14 Michigan State Reps Reportedly Heard About Abuser Larry Nassar And Did Nothing
     

    14 Michigan State Reps Reportedly Heard About Abuser Larry Nassar And Did NothingAt least 14 Michigan State University staffers and representatives were warned about Larry Nassar?s sexual abuse over the course of two decades and allegedly did nothing to stop it, according to an explosive new report from the Detroit News.


  • Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People
     

    Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black PeopleWASHINGTON ? Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina?s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.


  • Baidu's Robin Li is Helping China Win the 21st Century
     

    Baidu's Robin Li is Helping China Win the 21st CenturyChina has now set its sights on artificial intelligence, and Baidu founder Robin Li is up the the challenge.


  • Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgrade
     

    Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgradeFox Firepower: Allison Barrie with a look at how U.S. Army SOCOM is looking to equip the 75th Ranger Regiment's dogs with advanced vest protection, wearable sensors and video cameras.


  • 'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein
     

    'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey MilsteinJeffrey Milstein?s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.


  • The World Has Officially Lost Confidence In U.S. Leadership Under Trump
     

    The World Has Officially Lost Confidence In U.S. Leadership Under TrumpGlobal views on U.S. leadership have plummeted since President Donald Trump took office, according to a Gallup poll.


  • Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria
     

    Turkey says no turning back from offensive in SyriaANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area.


  • Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order
     

    Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo orderEmirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders. The company said it had placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Emirates is already the world's biggest customer for the A380 with 101 in its fleet and 41 more firm orders previously placed.


  • Turpin family latest: Two healthy Maltese dogs seized from couple whose 13 malnourished children were found 'imprisoned'
     

    Turpin family latest: Two healthy Maltese dogs seized from couple whose 13 malnourished children were found 'imprisoned'Authorities seized two healthy dogs from the Turpin family after 13 siblings were found malnourished and allegedly tortured. The two Maltese-mix dogs ?appear healthy?, Perris, California animal control officer Christina Avila said, and will be raffled for adoption. David and Louise Turpin have denied a string of charges relating to their alleged treatment of the children, who are aged between 2 and 29.


  • The Difference Between Dating And Marriage, As Told In Tweets
     

    The Difference Between Dating And Marriage, As Told In TweetsEarly on in a relationship, both partners put their best foot forward, showing off the most pleasant, polished versions of themselves.