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  • Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run
     

    Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to runFormer Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can?t help but wonder what could have been.


  • Senate Intel Vice Chair Doesn't Know the Info Nunes Has
     

    Senate Intel Vice Chair Doesn't Know the Info Nunes HasSen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he and many Democrats and Republicans do not know what evidence House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes is talking about, "suspicious" he is going to the White House to get it.


  • Health Care Defeat Proves Washington Is Broken
     

    Health Care Defeat Proves Washington Is BrokenOMB Director Mulvaney said, ?Washington was a lot more broken than Pres. Trump thought," based on health care defeat


  • Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets
     

    Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streetsRussia?s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin?s most prominent critic.


  • Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma
     

    Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In OklahomaPolice said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.


  • Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike
     

    Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrikeWASHINGTON (AP) ? A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.


  • Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?
     

    Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked ?Pizzagate? controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant?s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. ?I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,? he said.


  • Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground
     

    Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher groundBy Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.


  • Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'
     

    Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'Jenny Kutner had a sexual relationship with her history teacher when she was just 14.


  • Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UK
     

    Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UKSouth African President Jacob Zuma has ordered his finance minister to return from an overseas investment trip, the presidency said Monday, fuelling speculation that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Zuma's decision to recall Pravin Gordhan from Britain has led to media and opposition speculation that he could be sacked. Friction has soared between Zuma, who is seeking to fund a "radical economic transformation", and Gordhan who is taking a stand against graft and heavy spending.


  • 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn (Again)
     

    2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn (Again)Ford's answer to the SRT Hellcat and Camaro ZL1.


  • 3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines
     

    3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern PhilippinesMANILA, Philippines (AP) ? The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.


  • As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian Deaths
     

    As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian DeathsA massive bombing in Mosul that may have killed as many as 200 people tops a growing list of sites where the U.S. is accused of bombing civilians.


  • United Airlines Defends Policy After Barring Girls In Leggings
     

    United Airlines Defends Policy After Barring Girls In LeggingsThe company said the young girls were "pass riders" and did not comply with the airline's dress code for those enjoying the perks of airline employment.


  • China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks
     

    China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talksWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.


  • Trump Blames Democrats, Far Right For Health Care Defeat
     

    Trump Blames Democrats, Far Right For Health Care DefeatRep. Ted Poe resigned from the Freedom Caucus, saying just refusing to pass legislation is no way to move the country forward.


  • Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline
     

    Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipelineBy Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil pipeline, a watchdog official said on Monday. On Sunday, Norway's largest bank DNB sold its share of loans funding the Dakota Access oil pipeline, ending its involvement in a project that has faced strong opposition from Native Americans and environmental groups. Norway's soverign wealth fund holds $248 million in bonds of Energy Transfer Partners LP, which is leading the pipeline project.


  • This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017
     

    This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."


  • Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche
     

    Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalancheAn avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more. More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering expedition when disaster struck.


  • Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Be Quicker Than Model S P100D
     

    Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Be Quicker Than Model S P100DThe Tesla CEO also tweeted out new details on the upcoming, affordable Model 3 sedan.


  • 'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII
     

    'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWIIFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) ? A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.


  • Pentagon Weighs More Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen
     

    Pentagon Weighs More Support for Saudi-led War in YemenAs the administration debates how to confront Iran, some in the Pentagon favor ratcheting up support for Saudi Arabia?s campaign against Tehran-backed Houthi rebels.


  • United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
     

    United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.


  • Photos of the day - March 26, 2017
     

    Photos of the day - March 26, 2017A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen?s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is ?Ogoh-ogoh,? during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...


  • The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes election
     

    The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes electionSOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) ? The Latest on Bulgaria's election Sunday: (all times local):


  • AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal funding
     

    AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal fundingABC News' Amna Nawaz, Rebecca Jarvis and Rick Klein discuss AG Sessions' statement on sanctuary cities losing federal funding if they continue to ignore federal law.


  • Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says
     

    Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site SaysWikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.


  • One killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip, suspect surrenders
     

    One killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip, suspect surrendersOne person was killed Saturday and another wounded in a shooting on a bus on the busy Las Vegas strip, police said, with a suspect later surrendering himself to authorities. Police closed a section of South Las Vegas Boulevard for hours after the shooting as a standoff unfolded with the suspect, who had barricaded himself on the bus. "The suspect in the bus has surrendered to officers, and is in custody," the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on its Twitter account.


  • 5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash
     

    5 Easy Ways to Make Fast CashFor aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.


  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
     

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaA 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people ? most of whom were students on a high school trip ? died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.


  • US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official
     

    US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: officialA senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. Qari Yasin, a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan group (Pakistani Taliban), was killed on March 19 in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, the Pentagon said. "The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement.


  • Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sources
     

    Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sourcesTwo activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price. Ancora Advisors and Engine Capital sent a letter to the company's board of directors last week urging the company to resist the temptation to remain independent, and to do everything possible to seek a buyer, sources said. Tangoe's stock is currently trading at $5.04 per share and its market value is around $200 million.


  • The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year
     

    The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a YearSpring cleaning season is here!


  • Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions
     

    Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctionsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.


  • Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry?
     

    Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry?Colorado's state legislature is considering an unusual plan to defend the state's marijuana industry from a federal crackdown under the Trump administration. The bill would allow growers and sellers to reclassify their recreational marijuana as medical ?based on a business need due to a change in local, state, or federal law or enforcement policy.? The strategy is meant to keep marijuana businesses afloat if the federal government comes after them, even if it means the state losing hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. The bill represents a shift in how states might respond to what marijuana advocates say are an over-simplification of cannabis policy by the Trump administration.


  • What if Apple already told us what it?s going to call the iPhone 8?
     

    What if Apple already told us what it?s going to call the iPhone 8?

    Apple will release three new iPhones this year, including the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8. The last one will be the iPhone everybody wants, thanks to a fresh new design and a bunch of features never seen before in an iPhone. There are various leaks that seem to be in agreement on what the iPhone 8 will have to offer, but not all of them agree on the product?s commercial name. iPhone 8 is the most popular moniker people use, but we?ve also seen a bunch of additional names including iPhone X, iPhone Pro, and iPhone Edition.

    Ultimately, it doesn?t really matter what the most anticipated smartphone of the year is called. But a new report suggests Apple may have already told us the iPhone 8?s real name.

    A recent Forbes piece suggests that the iPhone 8?s name may be already be known, assuming you can interpret Apple?s recent actions.

    Currently, Apple is in the process of rebranding several product lines. There?s MacBook Pro and MacBook for laptops, with the MacBook Air line having been discontinued. The iPad Air was killed too, so you can currently shop for iPad or iPad Pro ? though an iPad mini continues to exist in the Apple store.

    Using the same logic, Forbes argues that Apple might begin killing off iPhone numbers this year. The iPhone 8 may simply be known as iPhone alongside the iPhone 7s series. Or Apple could use the "iPhone Pro" moniker to define the iPhone 8, and then simply refer to every other iPhone it?ll sell as iPhone. We would have iPhone SE, iPhone, iPhone Plus, and iPhone Pro.

    Ignoring the iPhone SE and iPad mini, Apple would have iPhone, iPad, and MacBook selling right alongside iPhone Pro, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro.

    While this makes sense in some ways and the iPhone?s name might be better off without the numbering scheme, there are several gaping holes in this logic. For example, Apple would still have to find a way to differentiate older iPhone models. Every year, Apple continues to sell the previous year's iPhone models right alongside the brand new ones.

    Also, "Plus" doesn't really fit into this proposed naming scheme. Right now, Apple sells two different sized iPad Pro models that it calls "9.7?inch iPad Pro" and "12.9?inch iPad Pro." With that in mind, why would Apple differentiate between the 4.7-inch iPhone and the 5.5-inch iPhone by adding a "Plus" to the name? Wouldn't it just be "4.7-inch iPhone" and "5.5-inch iPhone" if Apple goes this route?


  • Dog Abuser Gets 5 Years After Canine's Mouth Is Tightly Bound With Electrical Tape
     

    Dog Abuser Gets 5 Years After Canine's Mouth Is Tightly Bound With Electrical TapeWilliam Dodson, 43, of South Carolina, was found guilty of animal cruelty against Caitlyn, an American Staffordshire-Terrier discovered severely abused.


  • Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years Ago
     

    Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years AgoThe medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John's College at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. By studying his remains and piecing together his facial features and biological history, archeologists said they hope to understand the lives of anonymous poor people in the 13th century. "Most historical records are about well-off people and especially their financial and legal transactions," study lead researcher John Robb, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement.


  • Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85
     

    Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85WASHINGTON (AP) ? Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.


  • Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom
     

    Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loomDonald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in a way that may signal bruising battles ahead over taxes and spending. In a Twitter message, the US president not only faulted the hardline Freedom Caucus and two other influential conservative groups for the stunning setback, he suggested they had weakened efforts to curb abortions, a touchstone conservative cause. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" he tweeted early Sunday, two days after he and Republican leaders canceled a House vote on repealing Obamacare that was headed for failure.


  • Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters
     

    Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protestersBy Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Shurmina MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term. Opinion polls suggest the liberal opposition, which Navalny represents, has little chance of fielding a candidate capable of unseating Putin, who enjoys high ratings.


  • White Hosue Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing on March 27, 2017
     

    White Hosue Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing on March 27, 2017On Monday, March 27, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.


  • Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran
     

    Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against IranDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.


  • EU clears merger of US chemicals giants Dow and DuPont
     

    EU clears merger of US chemicals giants Dow and DuPontThe EU on Monday approved a $130 billion mega-merger of US agro-chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont, paving the way for major consolidation in a sensitive sector for farmers and the environment. The decision by antitrust regulators was subject to Dupont selling "major parts" of its global pesticides business, said the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. "Due to significant commitments on products and the worldwide research and development organisation, the merger of Dow and Dupont can be approved," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.


  • Google Introduces New Play Store Section
     

    Google Introduces New Play Store SectionGoogle?s Play Store now has a section for premium apps that are free for the week.


  • The Latest: Club operator calls shooting 'senseless'
     

    The Latest: Club operator calls shooting 'senseless'CINCINNATI (AP) ? The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):


  • Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap
     

    Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snapA mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city?s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds.


  • Britain's May to set out plans to reclaim legislative sovereignty
     

    Britain's May to set out plans to reclaim legislative sovereigntyPrime Minister Theresa May will set out how her government plans to restore sovereignty over Britain's laws on Thursday, publishing a detailed paper on ending "the supremacy of EU lawmakers". A day after the British leader is due to launch formal divorce negotiations with the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the bloc's Lisbon Treaty, May's government will publish a formal policy document on its "Great Repeal Bill". The repeal bill will convert EU law into British law, a process the government hopes will ensure continuity for businesses, workers and trade in a process some experts say could be more complicated than it sounds.


  • Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan
     

    Trump to roll back Obama clean power planPresident Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to undo his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, according to the new environmental chief. Speaking on ABC's Sunday talk show "This Week," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said rolling back Obama's 2015 Clean Power Plan would bring back coal jobs.


  • Kremlin rejects U.S., EU calls to free detained opposition protesters
     

    Kremlin rejects U.S., EU calls to free detained opposition protestersBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday rejected calls by the United States and the European Union to release opposition protesters detained during what it said were illegal demonstrations the previous day and accused organizers of paying teenagers to attend. The protests, estimated to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term.