|Full Clapper: 'My Dashboard Warning Light Was Clearly On' Over Trump Campaign's Russia Communications
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells Chuck Todd that he was "very concerned about the nature" of approaches between the Trump campaign and Russian agents during the 2016 elections
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 2:48 AM
|Full Kelly Interview: ‘Every Single Day’ Terrorists Are Plotting Against U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly joins Meet the Press to talk about reports that White House Adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up a secret Russia backchannel, and why he believes intelligence leaks are “darn close to treason.”
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 1:48 AM
|Texas toddler deaths: Two young children found dead ‘after being locked inside hot car’
Two toddlers were found dead in a locked vehicle on Friday in Parker County, Texas. Temperatures had hit 96F (35C) when the mother of the children, a two-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy, says she found them locked inside her car, according to a news release from the local sheriff’s office. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website identifies the two children as Juliet and Cavanaugh Ramirez – and says the cause of their deaths is still pending.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 8:11 AM
|Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence
The holy Muslim month of Ramadan began Saturday with a bitter taste for residents of Libya's capital, as a cash shortage bites, prices rise and deadly clashes returned to Tripoli. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk. Prices have multiplied by three or four times this year in Libya, including at Tomzini which is famed for its fresh spices.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:32 AM
|Mortuary chief: John Glenn's remains weren't disrespected
DOVER, Del. (AP) — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 2:03 AM
|Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media storm
Australian Schapelle Corby returned home Sunday following her deportation from Bali 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, as she battled through a media storm in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. Corby and her sister Mercedes avoided cameras when she touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early on Sunday morning, with live television broadcasts showing a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying them leaving the airport. "It is with gratefulness and relief that this morning we mark Schapelle Corby's return to Australia," a member of her security team said, reading out a family statement at Brisbane airport.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:15 PM
|Congo militiamen free one French, three Congolese mine workers
PARIS/KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. "The president of the republic welcomes the news of the liberation of our compatriot kidnapped on March 1 in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo," said a statement from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron. The militiamen had kidnapped five workers, including the French national, a Tanzanian and three Congolese.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 6:51 AM
|3-Week-Old Dies in Dog Attack After Being Left Alone With Family's Three Pit Bulls
The mother said she left her alone for five minutes with.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 11:14 AM
|Impeached Leaders Of 21st Century
While the nation immerses itself in a heated debate over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, here is a look at the different circumstances under which eight world leaders in the 21st Century were impeached.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 6:00 AM
|For Siemens and Other Companies, Apprentice Programs
When Siemens wanted to find U.S. workers to build gas turbines, only 15 percent of those who applied had the skills needed.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 11:46 AM
|Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of Treason
Nobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 2:15 PM
|Man Hurling Racial Slurs Kills 2 on Ore. Train
A man who police say fatally stabbed two people who tried to stop him from yelling anti-Islamic slurs on a Portland light-rail train spent time in prison for robbery and kidnapping charges years ago, according to court records. (May 27)
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 5:09 PM
|Full Interview: Mitch Landrieu On Removing Confederate Monuments
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 9:17 AM
|Cuomo won't march in Puerto Rican parade, doesn't say why
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he is not marching in next month's Puerto Rican Day Parade but he did not directly address the controversy surrounding parade organizers' decision to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 10:43 PM
|Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on first day of Ramadan
A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said. Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP a public bus station was hit by the bombing, but local police said the target were Afghan security forces working with American troops in the province. "A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children," Danish said.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 3:37 AM
|Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall
Thousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 11:17 AM
|Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 1:11 PM
|Donald Trump’s Defence Secretary says conflict with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'
Donald Trump’s Defence Secretary has said that any military conflict with North Korea would be “catastrophic”. The US has stepped up its threats and sabre-rattling against North Korea since Mr Trump assumed the presidency. At the same time, the East Asian nation has stepped up its programme of missile tests.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 1:59 PM
|Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 12:31 AM
|Soccer, West Point graduation, Kashmiri protests and more — it happened today: May 27 in pictures
Celtic's Tomas Rogic celebrates scoring, graduates of the United States Military Academy toss their hats and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:44 PM
|Why The Price Of Oil Is Falling
Crude oil's rally came to an end this week on fears that too much oil will continue to be a problem.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:00 AM
|Greg Allman, Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69
The legendary Southern rocker who composed countless hits as frontman for The Allman Brothers Band and battled a very public addiction with drugs died Saturday at his home. He was 69.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 11:41 AM
|Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 9:42 PM
|Iraq forces launch broad attack on IS holdouts in Mosul
Iraqi forces have launched a broad assault on parts of battleground second city Mosul still held by the Islamic State group, the military announced on Saturday. The offensive is the latest push in the more than seven-month battle to retake Mosul, a linchpin in IS's now crumbling attempt to establish a cross-border jihadist "state". Multiple security forces units are attacking "what remains of the unliberated areas" on the west bank of the River Tigris, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 11:30 AM
|South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe
South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe. The South Korean military had dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit after communication with the Mongolian squid fishing vessel was cut when it requested help after midnight on Friday. The vessel's South Korean captain confirmed the safety of the three South Koreans, the foreign ministry said in the statement.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:59 AM
|Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered
Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world's highest mountain and becoming separated from his guide soon afterwards. Rescuers said its recovery was a risky operation.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 9:21 AM
|Jared Kushner 'may have to take a leave of absence' from the White House following Russia revelation
As the White House scrambles to deal with the fallout from the latest revelations about contact between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia, there is said to be mounting that talk that his favoured advisor, Jared Kushner, may have to take a leave of absence. Mr Trump returned to Washington after a nine-day overseas tour and immediately went on the offensive, saying the leaks coming out of his administration were “fabricated lies’ invented by the media. NEW: @jonkarl: People close to the president are saying it might be time for Jared Kushner to take a leave of absence from the White House.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 4:42 PM
|4-Year-Old's Preschool Teacher To Give Kidney to Boy's Dad: 'She's An Amazing Lady'
Their surgery is set for next month.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 3:41 PM
|Student Loan Debt In The US Is So High That Many Aren't Even Paying It
More and more Americans are struggling to make their loan payments -- and it's a real problem.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 10:30 AM
|The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack
EGYPT (AP) — The Latest on events Egypt events (all times local):
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 8:20 AM
|Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter after accidentally smothering son as she slept
A mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly smothered her child while they slept next to each other. Arissa Ward, 23, called police in Middleton, Pennsylvania, on 30 December last year after finding her infant son unresponsive on the couch next to her where they had been sleeping. The coroner also found traces of marijuana in the child’s system as Ms Ward had been breastfeeding.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:04 PM
|Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign
LONDON (AP) — Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. It would be a coronation march for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 12:00 PM
|Chipotle says hackers hit most restaurants in data breach
Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's restaurants over a span of three weeks, the company said on Friday, adding to woes at the chain whose sales had just started recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015. Chipotle said it did not know how many payment cards or customers were affected by the breach that struck most of its roughly 2,250 restaurants for varying amounts of time between March 24 and April 18, spokesman Chris Arnold said via email. A handful of Canadian restaurants were also hit in the breach, which the company first disclosed on April 25.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 10:49 PM
|Iran leader slams Saudis as America's 'milking cow'
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped "like a milking cow" by "infidel" Americans. "These people (the Saudis) appear to believe in the Koran... but in practice they act against its teachings," Khamenei said at a meeting on Saturday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. "But in reality there is no closeness and, as the Americans have said, they are just there to pump them for money like a milking cow, and later slaughter them," he added.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 2:22 AM
|Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal: Axios
U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge. On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 9:33 PM
|General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French police
The grave of General Charles de Gaulle, France's World War II hero and post-war president, was vandalised on Saturday, police said. De Gaulle led the Free French Forces in London from 1940-44 and reshaped the country's political landscape after the war, founding the Fifth Republic in 1958. De Gaulle died in 1970 shortly before his 80th birthday.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:55 PM
|Right-wing provocateurs say they are being silenced. Cry me a river | Christian Christensen
When those who pontificated about the evils of the “nanny state” and the genius of consumer choice and the “invisible hand” suddenly realize that consumers don’t like them any more, and that the invisible hand is about to yank them out of their position of power.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 6:00 AM
|Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more — it happened today: May 28 in pictures
Motorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller and Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann’s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 4:31 PM
|Memorial Day NYC Events 2017
On this day, people across the nation pay tribute to service members with wreath layings, parades, speeches and candlelight vigils.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 7:47 AM
|Several teachers disciplined after student given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award
Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old from the Anthony Aguirre Junior High school in Texas, was handed the certificate one day after the Manchester attack. Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mother, said she was upset by prize, especially considering the timing. “I was upset and very mad when I saw the award,” Ms Hernandez told The Washington Post.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:07 PM
|Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 10:28 AM
|Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence
ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 11:17 AM
|China says fighter jets' intercept of US plane 'safe'
China on Sunday denied the Pentagon's charge that an encounter between Chinese fighters and a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea was "unsafe and unprofessional". Tensions between the two economic superpowers have risen in recent years over the disputed waterway, which China claims almost in full despite counter-claims from other Asian nations. Chinese J-10 warplanes intercepted a US Navy P-3 that was operating in international airspace Wednesday, according to Pentagon spokesman Commander Gary Ross.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 2:48 AM
|Correction: Trump-Body Language story
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — In stories May 26 and May 27 about President Donald Trump's body language during his first trip overseas since taking office, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ron Dermer was Trump's ambassador to Israel. Dermer is Israel's ambassador to the United States.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 2:04 PM
|Cable companies need to be scared, because cord cutting is here to stay
For a few years, cable companies saw cordcutting as another millenial fad that would go the way of the hoverboard. But Netflix's dramatic growth was just the start. Changes in viewing habits are driving a seismic change in the attitude towards cable bundles, and more people than ever are ditching cable boxes altogether.
A new set of results from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) paints a bleak picture for pay TV providers. Consumer satisfaction with cable and satellite fell this year. It was the only niche in the telecoms industry to see its customers get less happy this year, and satisfaction with wireless providers actually improved.
Worse, a vastly increased number of survey respondents said that they're thinking about switching to streaming services. 9% of people polled said they were highly likely to switch this year, versus just 1.9% answering the same question in 2011.
“Customer service remains abysmal, and viewers are continuing to switch over to streaming services with much higher customer satisfaction, ACSI chairman Claes Fornell said. "More than half a million subscribers defected from cable and satellite providers during the first quarter – the largest loss in history.”
What's even more painful for pay TV providers is that customers aren't watching less TV -- they're just watching less cable. A separate study from Nielsen came out today, showing that 90% of viewing time is still spent watching the big screen. In this particular breakup, it's definitely you, not me.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 12:00 PM
|Sputnik's White House correspondent quits, claiming they would rather have 'propagandists' than 'real journalists'
Sputnik’s White House correspondent, Andrew Feinberg, has quit the Russian-state news organisation, claiming they would rather have “propagandists” than “real journalists”. Mr Feinberg, has taken to social media to give full details about his reasoning for resigning and has claimed he was forced to chase stories that were contrary to the facts on the ground. “Seems Sputnik isn't happy with real journalists.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 7:53 AM
|Double Up on Sun Safety
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Here comes summer—and along with it, poolside parties and beach vacations. If you plan on taking refuge from the sun's U...
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 2:04 PM
|Religion, And Why Atheists Aren't Necessarily Sinners
Do we become atheist to just do whatever we want?
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 9:30 AM
|Apple opens first official store in SE Asia
Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district. Located on the affluent Orchard Road, the new shop -- easily distinguished by its iconic glass facade -- is expected to be one of the most popular Apple stores in the world according to the US tech giant. First in the queue was Xiang Jiaxin, a twenty-five-year-old Chinese national working in Macau who had queued for more than 12 hours overnight and planned a holiday to Singapore specially to coincide with the opening.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 3:42 AM