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KFC Is Only Following 11 People On Twitter For A Totally Genius Reason

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:57:05 -0400

In a marketing move that Colonel Sanders himself would have been proud of, someone on Twitter noticed the fast-food chain is highly selective about who it follows on the micro-blogging service.



Amazing photographs of rare white animals 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:14:33 -0400

This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals.



Trump's Gold Star controversy tramples on sacred ground

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:38:51 -0400

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended President Trump's call to the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger. But the controversy has sullied the sacred ritual of honoring the nation's war casualties.



The White House Keeps Attacking Congresswoman Who Has Been Right All Along

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:08:04 -0400

took a victory lap in her feud with President Donald Trump after the White House was caught falsely maligning her for the second time this week.



Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:31:32 -0400

As firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.



What 'Me Too' Can Teach Men Who Are Willing to Listen

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:46:24 -0400

Harvard University social scientist Mario L. Small on what men can learn from the 'Me too' phenomenon



Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:12:00 -0400

Grab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.



George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:24:11 -0400

??We??ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,? former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. ??We??ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.?



School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:51:21 -0400

A disturbing video featuring five white teens gleefully taking turns chanting a racial slur has launched an investigation in a Utah school district.



Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:04:28 -0400

President Donald Trump says some white supremacist protesters are ??very fine people.?



Pilots Perform Risky Honor Lap Stunt, Alarming Travelers in Terminal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400

In a farewell stunt, pilots of an Air Berlin passenger jet taking off from Miami buzzed the tower, in a move seen in the movie "Top Gun."



A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its Dishes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:38:47 -0400

One trendy restaurant is bringing a whole new meaning to the term ??sourced locally.?



NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:41:00 -0400

Since 2014, the NATO alliance has made numerous posture changes on its eastern flank to deter Russia. Essentially, the alliance??s goal is to change Russian behavior, but how does one measure such policy modifications in Moscow? ??Despite its overall military advantages, NATO faces an imbalance in conventional capabilities in regions bordering Russia, such as the Baltics,? reads the report.



CIA Forced to Walk Back Director's Statement

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:54:34 -0400

Rachel Maddow shares video of CIA director Mike Pompeo stating falsely that the U.S. intelligence community's assessment is that Russia's meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. The CIA would later walk that statement back.



John Kelly Is Sad Women Are No Longer 'Sacred.' Women Are Not That Sad.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:53:34 -0400

John Kelly believes women are ??sacred? ?? or at least they used to be.



Richard Spencer is a 'terrorist leader', says Florida mayor Lauren Poe

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:16:11 -0400

White supremacist leader Richard Spencer is a ??terrorist?, the mayor of Gainesville, Florida said ahead of Mr Spencer??s controversial speech at the University of Florida. The planned speech spurred alarm among elected leaders in Florida. Republican Gov Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in response, noting in his order that Mr Spencer??s appearances have in the past ??sparked protests and counter-protests resulting in episodes of violence, civil unrest and multiple arrests?.



8-Year-Old??s Big Brother Details the Horrific Abuse He Suffered from Mom??s Boyfriend Before His Death

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:25:35 -0400

In court on Wednesday, a California teen described the relentless assaults inflicted on his 8-year-old brother for months until, at last, the little boy was dead



Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:56 -0400

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first ??unmanned? flight on the company??s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.



13 Healthier Ways To Eat Pumpkin This Fall

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:07:05 -0400



Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:41:48 -0400

Former President Barack Obama makes an impassioned return to the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia.



In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:14:05 -0400

The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn??t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called ??virtually? all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.



Inside North Korea: Citizens Say They??re Prepared to Fight Against U.S.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:39:52 -0400

Though escorted everywhere by government minders, NBC??s Keir Simmons gained rare access to residents in the capital, Pyongyang, which is on heightened alert for war amid the heated rhetoric between Pres. Trump and leader Kim Jong-Un.



Putin claims Western 'double standards' over Catalan crisis

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:14:35 -0400

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the Catalan crisis was Spain's internal affair but slammed what he called Western double standards over separatist movements. "Russia's position is known here. All that is happening is Spain's internal business and must be resolved within Spanish law and on the basis of democratic traditions," Putin said at a meeting with international relations experts in the Black Sea city of Sochi.



Bernie Sanders Cancels Appearance At Women's Convention To Go To Puerto Rico

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:41:44 -0400

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Thursday afternoon he will not be attending and speaking at the Women??s Convention in Detroit, Mich.



Public Enemy's Chuck D: Donald Trump Is 'The Epitome Of A White Supremacist'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:27:30 -0400

Chuck D did not hold back with his latest criticism of Donald Trump, calling the president ??the epitome of a white supremacist.?



List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:08:38 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ?? The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive.



Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:32:25 -0400

A 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives ?? just two weeks after getting married



Harvey Weinstein being investigated by LAPD for alleged rape in 2013

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:40:55 -0400

Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for an alleged rape that occurred in 2013, police Captain Billy Hayes confirmed on Thursday.



Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:09:24 -0400

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) ?? A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."



FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:05:02 -0400

The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.



Ex-Girlfriend of MMA Fighter War Machine Recounts Harrowing Attack: ??If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die??

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:01:41 -0400

A woman who was brutally beaten, raped and kidnapped by the mixed martial artist known as War Machine is speaking out about the 2014 attack by her ex-boyfriend that led to his being sentenced to life in prison



Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:15:57 -0400

President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.



German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:30:20 -0400

BERLIN (AP) ?? A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday.



Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:01 -0400

A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.



Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:09:25 -0400

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) ?? Attorneys for the Mississippi governor say two levels of federal courts have been correct in blocking a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.



Woman Says 'American Horror Story' Motivated Her to Murder 81-Year-Old Grandfather

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:49:04 -0400

Brittney Jade Dwyer, 20, allegedly stabbed her grandfather after he showed her family photos.



Dozens killed as Taliban launch fresh assaults on Afghan bases

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:18:09 -0400

Militants launched two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers Thursday, the latest in a series of devastating assaults this week that have left more than 120 people dead and underscored spiralling insecurity. At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine wounded in a Taliban-claimed assault on a military base in southern Afghanistan which saw the insurgents blast their way into the compound with at least one explosives-laden Humvee -- a tactic used in three separate attacks this week -- the defence ministry said. Just two soldiers were known to have survived unscathed, with six unaccounted for, the ministry said, underscoring the shocking casualties that Afghan security forces have faced in their struggle to beat back the insurgents.



Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:36:24 -0400

An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter, without providing further details. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting.



TV Star Launches Bid For Russia's Presidency

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:20:14 -0400

Russian television star and journalist Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday she will run for president in the country??s 2018 election ?? a bid that may spark voter interest but hinder efforts to unseat Vladimir Putin.



22 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:56:07 -0400



US drone strike kills chief of Pakistani Taliban faction

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:24:00 -0400

The chief of an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a US drone strike, a spokesman for the group told AFP Thursday. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, had claimed responsibility for many deadly attacks in the country, including a suicide bombing in a park in Lahore on Easter Sunday last year that killed 75 people including many children. "Chief of our Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Umar Khalid Khorasani, who sustained serious injuries in a recent US drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday evening," JuA spokesman Asad Mansoor told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.



Quentin Tarantino says he 'knew enough' to act on Weinstein: 'I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:30:36 -0400

Quentin Tarantino is speaking out after years of privately downplaying rumors of Harvey Weinstein's offensive and at times illicit behavior.



A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400

Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.



Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:58 -0400

In several days, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.



Man Admits to Drowning 6-Year-Old Nephew Who Had Autism: Police

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:09:00 -0400

Little Dayvid Pakko was drowned in a bathtub, then hidden in a dumpster, police said.



White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:48 -0400

The back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier??s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.



Science Just Proved a Harsh Truth About Very Good Dogs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:45:00 -0400

They're manipulative dogs, Bront.



2019 Audi A7: Similarly Slinky Looks, Lots of New Technology

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -0400

Style meets practicality. Again.



End of Australia auto-making sector as Holden closes doors

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:44:02 -0400

The last car rolled off the production line of Australian automaker Holden on Friday, marking the demise of a national industry unable to stand up to global competition. The closure of the Elizabeth plant in South Australia is the end of an era for Holden, which first started in the state as a saddlery business in 1856 and made the nation's first mass-produced car in 1948. The brand has long been an Australian household name, with 1970s commercials singing that "football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars" were part of the nation's identity.



The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:52:18 -0400

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.