Sanders calls Obama?s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ?unfortunate?
Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.
NRA?s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ?domestic threats? are political, academic and media elites
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to ?academic elites, political elites and media elites? at the annual convention.
Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit
Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar institution, one of Muslim world's leading authorities, to push for dialogue between the two faiths.
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.
Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ? Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative.
Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol
Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth?s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. SEE ALSO: Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious It's just kind of funny that the man who has done all of the above couldn't get a sign for the protest that was bigger than a piece of computer paper. Like, at what point did DiCaprio realize he wanted a sign? Did he wake up in a hotel and say, "Shit, I forgot people were going to write things on posters and walk around with them at this thing I'm going to today," and then he went to the nearest Staples, a Staples with markers but without posterboard? Did the hotel have a green and a red marker and a file folder somewhere? Does he keep these things in a bag? Anyway, it's just funny. WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign
Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown ? for one week
The House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.
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.
Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.
Trump's first 100 days compared to Obama's: All the laws, golf trips, holidays and poll ratings
President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama spent their first 100 days in office doing starkly different things, and the end of the critical period for Mr Trump has brought frequent comparisons between the two. Mr Obama, who came into office shortly after the 2008 economic downturn, needed to quickly move to stymie a haemorrhaging economy. Mr Trump, on the other hand, inherited a relatively strong economy and was able to focus more closely on his many difficult campaign promises.
Liberia tests mystery illness after 11 unexplained deaths
Liberia said Friday that samples from people struck down by a mystery illness are being tested abroad after 11 unexplained deaths, though Ebola has been ruled out. The unidentified illness has affected 19 people in Greenville, southeastern Liberia, who began showing symptoms on April 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed. Liberia's health ministry and the WHO have confirmed the disease is not Ebola, the hemorrhagic fever that killed thousands in a recent west African epidemic, despite some similar symptoms.
Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still Missing
He was found Friday, according to reports.
1992 ?Rodney King riots' ? A look back at L.A. in flames
The 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.
Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen
A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.
'Horrifying' execution of US inmate: lawyer
The last of four US prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a "horrifying" end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the UN and EU renewed their opposition to the death penalty. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer, was the last of four inmates put to death over the space of a week -- the first such executions by the conservative southern state since 2005. "Press reports state that within three minutes into the execution, our client began coughing, convulsing, jerking and lurching with sound that was audible even with the microphone turned off," lawyer Shawn Nolan said in a statement.
Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday.
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.
AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gang
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.
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
Congress passes last-minute measure to avert government shutdown
Congress has voted to continue government funding through 5 May, averting a government shut down for at least a week. Members of Congress clamoured to put together a funding bill for the 2017 fiscal year by Friday?s deadline, but were unable to reach consensus. The bill passed today gives Congress one more week to decide on a budget for the current year.
Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
Cops are still searching for him.
Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejection
CHICAGO (AP) ? Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois.
NRA?s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ?America?s greatest threat?
Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are ?America?s greatest domestic threats.?
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.
First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."
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.
What Has Trump Done In His First 100 Days As President?
President Donald Trump completed his first 100 days in office on April 29.
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.
Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statement
The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company.
Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm?s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple?s recent actions. Needless to say, this fight stands to have a dramatic impact on Qualcomm's performance.
Apparently, Apple told Qualcomm that ?Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017,? and it will continue to do so until the patent dispute is settled.
As a result, Qualcomm now expects revenue between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion for the third quarter. Its prior guidance was between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. Comparatively, Qualcomm reported $6.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. In other words, iPhone money is really important to the chipmaker.
"Apple is improperly interfering with Qualcomm's long-standing agreements with Qualcomm's licensees," executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg said.
"These license agreements remain valid and enforceable. While Apple has acknowledged that payment is owed for the use of Qualcomm's valuable intellectual property, it nevertheless continues to interfere with our contracts. Apple has now unilaterally declared the contract terms unacceptable; the same terms that have applied to iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads for a decade. Apple's continued interference with Qualcomm's agreements to which Apple is not a party is wrongful and the latest step in Apple's global attack on Qualcomm. We will continue vigorously to defend our business model, and pursue our right to protect and receive fair value for our technological contributions to the industry."
Things are definitely going to get interesting...
Footage Shows 3 Inmates Brutally Beating Jail Guards, Leaving 1 Unconscious
Authorities say the trio repeatedly punched the two correctional deputies at Cook County Jail in Illinois.
Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) ? A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Korea's attempt to out-Prius the Prius.
Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles Today
The Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, was carried out by Israel and aimed to "raise the morale of terrorist groups" the government maintains are waging war against President Bashar Assad's forces.
Man arrested in machete attack at university coffee shop
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) ? A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.
SpaceX postpones classified US military launch
SpaceX on Sunday postponed for 24 hours the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a "sensor issue" with the rocket, a spokesman said. "Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to scrub today's launch," a SpaceX spokesman said, describing the issue as relating to the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States, will be the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.
SE Asian summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance
By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States. Six hours after the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit officially ended in Manila, no customary joint statement had been issued and it was unclear whether there was agreement over including references to China's militarization and island-building in the hotly disputed waterway. ASEAN references to the South China Sea issue typically do not name China.
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.
This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of it
How about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she's planning on working there one day. She got two things in return: A lovely letter from Pichai encouraging her to follow her dreams, and a paid job testing tech products for a tech startup based in London.
"Dear Google boss," Young Bridgewater's letter begins. "May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google." She goes on to explain that she's also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn't dream of that?
Her love of Google centers around its work culture, which includes kid-friendly bonuses like working from a bean bag or making your way from one floor of the company's headquarters to another via slide. After her father posted a photo of her letter online it quickly went viral, catching the attention of Kano, the built-it-yourself computer startup that crushed its crowdfunding goals back in late 2013 and has been shipping its kits ever since.
Now, the 7-year-old and her younger sister, Hollie, help Kano test new products ahead of time, giving the company feedback on what works and what doesn't. The two girls were even added as board members of Kano's product innovation board. See? The world isn't all bad.
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.
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.
You Can Now Eat At Taco Bell's Top-Secret Test Kitchen
It's like getting access to Willy Wonka's factory.
The New Jersey Chemical Spill That Could Pollute U.S.-Argentine Relations
Argentina wants a fresh start with Washington. But the legal battle over a polluted New Jersey river could spoil those plans.
Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period
VATICAN CITY (AP) ? The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis.
U.S. appeals court grants Trump request on climate regulations case
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo. A 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request to put the litigation involving the regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, in abeyance for at least 60 days while the administration plans its next steps.
Three children, 19 years in the US, no criminal record: Meet the man still deported by Donald Trump
As Mr Trump marks 100 days in the White House, the impact of his executive orders on immigration are reverberating across the country. Citizens from six Muslim-majority countries were told they could no longer enter the US, the nation?s refugee programme was suspended, and agents from US Customs and Border Protection have been raiding homes and business and deporting people deemed to be illegal. Mr Trump had originally said his priority was deporting those undocumented migrants who had broken the law.
Steve Buscemi reminisces on working with Quentin Tarantino
On his last stop on the "Reservoir Dogs" 25th anniversary red carpet, Steve Buscemi reflects on working with the Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino.
Get ready for all the wireless carriers to get worse
The last couple months have seen a welcome change in the wireless industry. Instead of massively confusing bills and data caps, we've had prices slashed across the board and unlimited data plans for all. But thanks to the unending drive for consolidation and profits, the good times aren't going to last.
During the recent 600MHz spectrum auction, which ran from the end of 2016 all the way to last week, the government imposed a "quiet rule" on carriers. They couldn't talk about the auction, their plans with any spectrum, and they couldn't talk with anyone about merging. But now that quiet time is over, it's just a matter of time until some blockbuster deals happen.
Rumors suggest that T-Mobile, Sprint, and Dish are all in talks for partnerships, acquisitions, or mergers. For Sprint, it's a fight for survival: recent financial results have been dire, and since the company didn't buy any new spectrum in the FCC's auction, the network won't see substantial improvements in the near future. SoftBank, the Japanese company that owns Sprint, has been looking for a chance to unload Sprint for years.
The most-talked-about target is Deutsche Telekom, the majority owner of T-Mobile. The idea would be to merge T-Mobile and Sprint, the third-largest and fourth-largest networks in America, to form one super-network.
Although that might lead to slightly improved coverage, it would be terrible for consumers in general. The fight between T-Mobile and Sprint for customers has led to lower prices, the ending of multi-year-contracts, and a host of other consumer-friendly moves in recent years. Losing Sprint, which offers the cheapest contracts of any of the big networks, would mean losing the one company that applies downwards pressure to prices.
The alternatives aren't much better. One of the few other companies with the money and desire to build out a US-wide cell network could be Amazon. Owning a wireless network would give Amazon direct control over delivering some of its services, like Prime Video, straight to consumers without having to go through an existing internet service provider. A wireless network could also be invaluable in the future for Amazon's drone delivery service, which would need some kind of national command-and-control network.
It's not just T-Mobile and Sprint that are rumored in merger deals, either. Dish Network, the satellite TV provider that also owns Sling TV, bought up $6 billion of spectrum at the FCC's recent auction, and now sits on one of the largest spectrum holdings in the US. It's possible that it could be bought out by a company like Comcast to build out a brand-new wireless network, or merge with an existing wireless network for further expansion. Any of those options would involve losing the country's biggest independent TV provider to a major cable company, which would be more bad news for consumers.
Analyst Tim Farrar sees a combination of all these scenarios being the logical option: a three-way deal between T-Mobile, Amazon and Dish to build out a new network, using T-Mobile's new spectrum and Dish's spectrum holdings. Using Amazon's capital, they could quickly build out a fast and wide-reaching network with brand-new technology, which could be used by T-Mobile for cell service, by Dish for internet TV, and by Amazon for world domination/any of Jeff Bezos's pet projects.
The bottom line is that the status quo isn't here to stay. Between Sprint's financial woes, T-Mobile's desire to build a giant new network at speed, and Dish's unused spectrum, it seems that a deal is likely. The only questions are when, and how badly it will affect wireless customers.
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.