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Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN AgencyThe United Nations agency that helps the world?s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.


How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact Congress

How Pennsylvania's new districts could impact CongressAfter a lengthy court battle over gerrymandering, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court redrew the state's districts . MSNBC's Steve Kornacki explains how the new map could prove to be a big win for Democrats.


Trump claims he 'never met' the woman who says he forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower

Trump claims he 'never met' the woman who says he forcibly kissed her at Trump TowerPresident Trump turned his Twitter attention Tuesday to previously disclosed claims by Rachel Crooks, who says he forced himself on her at Trump Tower in 2006.


Homeless Man Allegedly Wanted to Move in with Mother of Four Before Stabbing Her to Death

Homeless Man Allegedly Wanted to Move in with Mother of Four Before Stabbing Her to DeathA mother of four was found stabbed to death in her Denver apartment and her accused killer is a homeless man who had allegedly threatened her before.


Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare

Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back ObamacareRepublican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act?s insurance reforms continued Tuesday,†when the Trump administration proposed regulations that would make it easier for health insurers to sell cheap, short-term policies that leave out key benefits and are available only to people in good health.


Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his eventsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.


Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signsNikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.


Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.

Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.The impeachment of Clarence Thomas is a pipe dream.


Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this yearMount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.† Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles†northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from†Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit: †ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung†is about 47 miles†southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile†exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft†tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When†Sinabung†erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated.†


Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk Reform

Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk ReformA gun-owning Dallas politician said he won?t support the National Rifle Association holding its annual convention in his city this year after last week?s†Florida school shooting†unless the group will discuss gun law reform.


Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasureBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ? A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.


Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the groundThese Northern Lights ?rainbows? have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia?s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora?s ?rainbows.? (Caters News)


Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' TrumpThe relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney ? who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions ? has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.


Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior?s Thumb For Souvenir

Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior?s Thumb For SouvenirSome people?s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants ?severe punishment? for a man who stole a clay thumb.


Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains

Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains"Deep and dangerous crevices in the area of the crash have made it impossible for helicopters to land," Ghafoor Rastinrooz, director of the regional medical centre, told official news agency IRNA. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight.


In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty products

In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty productsIt's hard to believe that it was over 10 years ago when we first heard 'Pon de Replay' on the radio by an 'unknown' Rihanna at the time.


Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting

Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School ShootingA high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week?s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.


Photos: Indonesia's†Mount Sinabung erupts, spews towering ash cloud

Photos: Indonesia's†Mount Sinabung erupts, spews towering ash cloudMount Sinabung erupted on Monday morning, sending an ash cloud more than 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) towering into the atmosphere. No fatalities or injuries have been reported.


High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White House

High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White HouseDozens of students gathered in front of the White House on Monday to demand changes to†gun laws, just days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.


The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the dayBEIRUT (AP) ? The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):


Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'

Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.


Iranian official threatens to flatten Tel Aviv if Israel attacks†

Iranian official threatens to flatten Tel Aviv if Israel attacks†Iran issued a fiery warning to Israel on Monday threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Benjamin Netanyahu followed through†on his recent threat to act against it. "About Netanyahu's unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,? said Mohsen Rezaie, Iran?s expediency council secretary, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. With tensions increasing in the Middle East over Iran?s role in Syria and Yemen and as US President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis. The two countries traded harsh words during the Munich Security Conference at the weekend. Mr Netanyahu brandished a piece of what he said was an Iranian drone after its incursion into Israeli airspace earlier this month and said: "Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. "We will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies but against Iran itself.? He also urged his audience to help contain Iran and made his point with a map which he said illustrated Iran?s growing influence across the Middle East. But Mr Rezaie played down the remarks as a theatrical move and a childish game, according to Fars, and added: "The US and Israeli leaders don?t know Iran and don?t understand the power of resistance and therefore, they continuously face defeat." At a glance | Islamic Republic of Iran The tough words on both sides at the international event come as Israel is increasingly seeking to cooperate with Sunni Arab states that share its worries about Shia Iran. For months, Mr Netanyahu†has touted what he describes as unprecedented levels of behind-the-scenes cooperation. Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon, where the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government. Telegraph view: The theatre of war Israel last fought a war against Hezbollah in 2006. Tension between Israel and Lebanon has increased as Hezbollah has gained strength fighting in Syria, and the two countries also have a maritime border dispute. Israel has carried out air strikes in Syria against suspected Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah and has accused Tehran of planning to build missile factories in Lebanon.


A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in Texas

A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in TexasInvestigators are treating the case as a homicide


New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals

New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida FuneralsThe New York Daily News†tore into President Donald Trump for visiting his Florida golf course while funerals for†the Parkland school massacre victims were taking place ?just miles away.?


France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmersThe French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.


Struck by Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Gun Owner Saws His AR-15 in Half

Struck by Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Gun Owner Saws His AR-15 in HalfScott Pappalardo's Facebook video has been viewed nearly 18 million times.


The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire endBISHOP, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered One

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered OnePennsylvania?s Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state?s current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state?s Constitution.


Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near KirkukBy Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of pro-government militia fighters near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 27 of them, the government-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces said on Monday. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. A security official said Iraqi forces were pursuing the militants, who had disguised themselves in police uniforms to carry out the ambush.


Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing Cleanup

Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing CleanupSome people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill.


Pit bull dog 'protects child from burglar' in Nebraska

Pit bull dog 'protects child from burglar' in NebraskaA pit bull protected a nine-year-old boy who was home alone during an attempted robbery in Nebraska. Shane Shafer's mother had left him to go and pick up her other children. While he was alone, a man with ski mask broke in and Shane called on his dog, Baby Girl, to help.


Adoptive parents charged with murder in death of Rowan County girl

Adoptive parents charged with murder in death of Rowan County girlOn Tuesday, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten announced that Casey and Sandy Parsons, the adoptive parents of Erica Parsons, will be charged with murder in the death of Erica.


Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia ? Ever

Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia ? EverPresident†Donald Trump blasted the FBI, his own Justice Department and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the previous Congress, Democrats, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey in a Twitter tirade in the wake of indictments against 13 Russians†in the investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election.


11 Cherry Cobblers That'll Convince You To Switch It Up From Pie

11 Cherry Cobblers That'll Convince You To Switch It Up From Pie


Trump Administration Makes Move to Offer Cheaper Health Insurance Plans

Trump Administration Makes Move to Offer Cheaper Health Insurance PlansIn its latest move to roll back Obama-era health insurance rules, the Trump administration announced a plan that would make it easier for consumers to buy†cheaper insurance†that offers fewer bene...


Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth controlBOISE, Idaho (AP) ? A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.


U.S. Ice Dancing Team Breaks Down After 'Heartbreaking' Mistake

U.S. Ice Dancing Team Breaks Down After 'Heartbreaking' MistakeThe dream of an Olympic medal came to a crashing end Tuesday for U.S. ice dancing team Madison Chock and Evan Bates.


5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in Iran

5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in IranIranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested. Footage on state television showed a bus ploughing into a group of policemen in northern Tehran, which police said led to three deaths. On Tuesday, police spokesman Saeed Montazer Almehdi said two members of the hardline Basij militia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards, were also killed.


Chelsea Clinton Throws Subtle Shade At Donald Trump Jr. Over India Foreign Policy Speech

Chelsea Clinton Throws Subtle Shade At Donald Trump Jr. Over India Foreign Policy SpeechChelsea Clinton†joined in the criticism of Donald Trump Jr.?s trip to India, with the throwing of some wonderfully subtle shade.


Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years

Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 yearsA British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, a geophysicist employed as a researcher at Birmingham University in central England, duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female artist on forums and mainstream online advertising websites. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), said he approached more than 300 people worldwide, with 45 victims represented in the charges against him.


FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean† A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. He was charged in a Miami court where, according to local television station WPTV, he was also sentenced to seven months in jail for transporting valuable rare coins. After his wife's disappearance Bennett told investigators she was lost at sea when their 37ft catamaran, Surf into Summer, was struck by an unknown object near the Bahamas. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch. He described being woken up at 1am by a jolt and the vessel was taking on water. Bennett told investigators he could not find his wife and had to abandon ship on a life raft. In an affidavit FBI special agent James Kelley said the bureau now believed Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Ms Hellmann. The FBI affidavit ?claimed ?Bennett? ??had damaged the inside of the boat causing it to flood. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett. She went missing during a honeymoon sailing trip. When Ms Hellmann disappeared the couple, who had a daughter now aged 17 months, were sailing back from Havana, Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida. The daughter was not on the boat. Bennett made an SOS call in the early hours and was later spotted by a US Coast Guard helicopter. He was rescued alone from the life raft. The search for Ms Hellmann was called off three days later and her body was never found. When Bennett was rescued nine plastic tubes of silver coins were found in the life raft. They included 158 English ?Year of the Horse? one-ounce silver coins and 77 Canadian Maple Leaf coins, worth about £3,200. The coins were among a batch that had been reported stolen from another boat in St Martin the previous year. Bennett had been a crew member on that boat. According to the owner of the boat the total value of the coins stolen in 2016 was around $100,000. After he was rescued Bennett said of his wife: "She is my soulmate. I thought we were going to be together forever. "I understand why they have to investigate and that is fair enough. I have got nothing to hide. They have to do what they have to do.??


White House Press Secretary Dodges Questions On Russia's Election Meddling

White House Press Secretary Dodges Questions On Russia's Election MeddlingWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders evaded reporters? questions Tuesday about what the president is doing to address Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.


Classmates petition for military burial for Florida school shooting hero JROTC cadet

Classmates petition for military burial for Florida school shooting hero JROTC cadetJROTC cadet Peter Wang will be remembered for his heroic actions by holding the door open to allow fellow classmates and school staff to flee during the Valentine's Day school shooting.


Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crashTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.


2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: First Look

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: First LookOur favorite 911 variant is back, and promises to be sharper than ever.


14 Mulled Wine Recipes That'll Warm You Up

14 Mulled Wine Recipes That'll Warm You Up


Report Alleges Rampant Sexual Misconduct At Dallas Mavericks

Report Alleges Rampant Sexual Misconduct At Dallas MavericksA Sports Illustrated report detailing widespread workplace sexual misconduct†in the Dallas Mavericks organization that involved its former CEO is sending shock waves through the league and drawing sharp criticism.


Turkey warns against Syria regime support for Kurd militia

Turkey warns against Syria regime support for Kurd militiaTurkey's foreign minister on Monday warned against any intervention by Syrian pro-government forces to support Kurdish militias in northern Syria, saying it would not prevent Ankara from pressing on with its month-old offensive. Mevlut Cavusoglu was reacting to a report from Syrian state news agency SANA saying pro-government forces were expected in the Afrin region to counter the Turkish offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia. Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), blacklisted by Ankara, the United States and the European Union.


Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months(This Feb. 17 story is refiled to reflect latest update) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defense minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. Outbreaks of violence had continued in parts of the country and the government was banning protests, along with the preparation and dissemination of publications "that could incite and sow discord", Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa told reporters. "The government has previously made several efforts to curtail violence, but lives have continued to be lost, many have been displaced and economic infrastructure has been damaged," he said.


At Least 5 People Have Been Charged With Copycat Threats Since the Florida School Shooting

At Least 5 People Have Been Charged With Copycat Threats Since the Florida School ShootingMany of those arrested are high school students



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