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Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems
Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally on California beach
Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally on California beach

Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said.

Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements
Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements

NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking - a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia's border.

Trump disappointed House conservatives blocked healthcare bill

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was disappointed that a conservative faction in the House of Representatives blocked his healthcare legislation and said "we learned a lot about loyalty" from the effort. Speaking in the Oval Office after a stunning political setback, Trump said the healthcare effort was a victim of stalwart Democratic opposition and any future healthcare legislation would likely need Democratic support. Asked if he felt betrayed by the Freedom Caucus, Trump said he did not.

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department
Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

Scientists say that getting cancer is mostly just bad luck
Scientists say that getting cancer is mostly just bad luck

Without a cure in sight, cancer has become one of society's biggest concerns. The fear of getting it is enough for many people to change their lifestyles in dramatic and meaningful ways, and even though it's increasingly possible to beat the disease, it remains one of the biggest universal health worries. As it turns out, all that anxiety may be for naught, as new research suggests that getting cancer is more about bad luck than lifestyle factors, though it's still possible to lessen your overall chances. Science has historically kept its distance when it comes to estimating the number of cancers that are caused by any particular factor, and what cases of the disease would have happened...

Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight
Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland.

House Minority Leader Pelosi responds to the White House pulling the American Heath Care Act bill
House Minority Leader Pelosi responds to the White House pulling the American Heath Care Act bill

On Friday, March 24, 2017, after the White House decided to pull the American Health Care Act from consideration, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke with the press about what the Democrats view as a political victory.

After Woman Gets Stuck in Desert for 5 Days, How to Avoid Being Led Astray By Your GPS
After Woman Gets Stuck in Desert for 5 Days, How to Avoid Being Led Astray By Your GPS

Amber VanHecke says she took the turn even though it didn't look right.

Peanuts Aren
Peanuts Aren't Nuts, So What Are They?

The name itself is deceiving.

Woman, 29, Gifts New Home to Grandparents Who Never Had Electricity or Running Water
Woman, 29, Gifts New Home to Grandparents Who Never Had Electricity or Running Water

Kahealani Paradis, 29, said her grandparents' home was run using generators. The toilet was flushed by manually pouring five gallons of water in the tank.

UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate
UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate

The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's top aviation hubs, has said it was surprised by the ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States because UAE security was already tight, but it pledged to cooperate with U.S. authorities. Washington announced the new measure on Tuesday, prohibiting electronic devices larger than smart phones in cabins on flights from 10 airports in countries including the UAE, Qatar and Turkey. In the UAE's first official response to the ban, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, Minister of Economy and chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, said it was surprising because the UAE aviation sector and airports had proven themselves safe.

Donald Trump: Health Care Bill Struggling? Never Mind, I
Donald Trump: Health Care Bill Struggling? Never Mind, I'll Drive Trucks

While House Republicans were struggling to get support for the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump was busy meeting CEOs and drivers from largest trucking companies and even pretended to drive a truck.

House Intel Chair Backs Down from Claims That Trump, Associates Were Monitored by US Intelligence
House Intel Chair Backs Down from Claims That Trump, Associates Were Monitored by US Intelligence

The investigation began after Trump accused Obama of tapping his phones.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge
Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) - A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.

The Latest: White House tells House GOP,
The Latest: White House tells House GOP, 'Let's vote'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local):

Israeli troops kill Palestinian petrol bomb thrower in West Bank

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs. The Palestinian health source said the dead man was 17 and that one of the three wounded was in critical condition.

Tanzanian minister sacked after condemning TV intrusion
Tanzanian minister sacked after condemning TV intrusion

Tanzania's information minister was fired on Thursday after he criticised an ally of President John Magufuli who had stormed into a television station accompanied by armed men. The sacking comes amid an uproar over the incident at one of Tanzania's main private broadcasters, seen as yet another example of the government riding roughshod over basic freedoms since Magufuli came to power in October last year. On Friday, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda stormed into the offices of the Clouds FM Media Group with six armed men to demand the airing of a muckraking video aimed at undermining a popular local pastor with whom Makonda has a dispute.

Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple
Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country's biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday. Police pulled back from a three-week siege of the Dhammakaya temple this month after failing to find Phra Dhammachayo in a search that was frustrated by monks and devotees in one of the biggest challenges to Thailand's junta since a 2014 coup. Dhammachayo, 72, is wanted for questioning for suspected money-laundering and on numerous charges of building on land without authorization.

Lawrence: Trump, Ryan, Nunes in Over Their Heads
Lawrence: Trump, Ryan, Nunes in Over Their Heads

House Intel Chair Devin Nunes broke tradition and precedent by delivering news to the president that some Trump transition messages were collected by U.S. intel. Democrats and Republicans called Nunes' actions partisan and damaging.

Teen With Autism Denied A Service Dog But Finally Gets One in Emotional Video
Teen With Autism Denied A Service Dog But Finally Gets One in Emotional Video

She was denied service dog for four years.

Man Stabs to Death Homeless Person in Hunt to
Man Stabs to Death Homeless Person in Hunt to 'Target Black Males': Police

A Maryland man took a bus to New York City with the express purpose of killing black men, police said.

US military helping op to seize strategic dam near Syria
US military helping op to seize strategic dam near Syria's Raqa

The US military provided air and artillery support -- and transported local forces -- in an offensive for a vitally important dam near the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqa in Syria, officials said Wednesday. Colonel Joseph Scrocca, a spokesman for the US-led coalition helping local fighters, said US support came overnight Tuesday-Wednesday via Apache helicopter gunships, airlifts, air strikes and advice to the Syrian Democratic Forces, an Arab-Kurdish alliance. In a first, US forces helicoptered an unspecified number of Arab SDF troops to Taqba, meaning they are now behind IS lines as they try to secure the dam.

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) - The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.

South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap
South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap

Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. "As of 3:45 am (1845 GMT Wednesday), part of the Sewol's structure, which is believed to be its stabilizer, can be seen above the water with the naked eye," an official from the Oceans and Fisheries Ministry was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for last year, had been pushed back several times because of...

Spicer says GOP health care bill will pass:
Spicer says GOP health care bill will pass: 'If you want to see Obamacare repealed and replaced, this is the vote'

During his daily press briefing on March 22, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said multiple times that he believes the GOP's health care bill will pass on Thursday when it comes up for a vote in the House. Spicer added, "If you want to see Obamacare repealed and replaced, this is the vote," and "If you're waiting for your chance, this is it."

London Terrorist Attack Not Far From Buckingham Palace
London Terrorist Attack Not Far From Buckingham Palace

The Royal Standard was flying over Buckingham Palace in the wake of the incident, signaling the Queen was in residence.

North Korea
North Korea's Latest Missile Test Failed 'Within Seconds'

But no one is breathing sighs of relief.

Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniper

By Tulay Karadeniz and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey fired into Kurdish-controlled Syria on Wednesday after saying one of its soldiers was killed by a sniper from across the border, risking deeper conflict with a Kurdish militia backed by the United States and building ties to Russia. The Turkish military said the soldier was killed in the Turkish province of Hatay, across the border from Syria's Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia.

Vietnam detains two bloggers for anti-state propaganda

Vietnam has detained two bloggers for posting anti-state comments, which the Communist-ruled country said should serve as a warning to others spreading dissent. Bui Hieu Vo, 55, known as "Hieu Bui" on Facebook, and Phan Kim Khanh, 24, were detained for investigation of "propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam", the government said on its Facebook page on Wednesday. Despite sweeping reforms in Vietnam's economy and increasing openness toward social change, the Communist Party retains tight media censorship and zero tolerance for criticism.

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip
Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfill a campaign pledge of closer cooperation with Moscow. A planned trip by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Russia could test if detente proves anything more than talk.

Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before fatal shooting
Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before fatal shooting

PHOENIX (AP) - A 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died Tuesday, and their mother told police she had previously let the toddler handle the gun when it wasn't loaded, authorities said.

British Commander Vows To Kill Would-Be ISIS Fighters
British Commander Vows To Kill Would-Be ISIS Fighters

In the last two years, 130 British jihadis have been killed with roughly 400 still out on the battlefield, the Express U.K. reports.

Prosecutor charged with taking $100,000 in gifts, trips
Prosecutor charged with taking $100,000 in gifts, trips

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's top prosecutor accepted more than $100,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips and cash, often in exchange for official favors including help with a court case, according to a bribery and extortion indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Spicer responds to Ivanka Trump
Spicer responds to Ivanka Trump's West Wing office and clearance

On March 21 at the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer was asked if the White House counsel approved Ivanka Trump getting a West Wing office and security clearance. Spicer responded that while Ivanka Trump is not a federal employee, "she'll follow the restrictions that would apply if she were."

Fewer People In US Less Than A Year Being Deported
Fewer People In US Less Than A Year Being Deported

Since Donald Trump has become president, the proportion of cases filed in California has increased while those in Texas has decreased.

Populism a
Populism a 'threat' to Canada-Europe trade deal: EU commissioner

A Canada-EU trade pact will provisionally come into force in a few weeks, but could still unravel in the face of rising populism in Europe, its top trade official warned Tuesday. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said France would be the next battleground between pro-EU liberals and protectionist parties, with polls showing growing unease in the country with globalization ahead of elections next month. "CETA (the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) will come into force provisionally this spring, in a matter of weeks," she said in Ottawa.

Philippines to protest China's planned construction on disputed shoal

The Philippines plans to file a strong protest against China after it announced preparatory work for an environmental monitoring station on a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, a Cabinet minister said on Tuesday. China five years ago started blockading the Scarborough Shoal, a rocky outcrop within the Philippines' 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and the United States has warned Beijing against carrying out the land reclamation work there. Justice Minister Vitaliano Aguirre told reporters Manila would file a complaint against Beijing's plan to install a radar station on Scarborough Shoal.

Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by his own men
Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by his own men

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shiite militant group, Israel's military chief said Tuesday.

Watch Jeff Bezos Pilot a Giant Mech in Real Life
Watch Jeff Bezos Pilot a Giant Mech in Real Life

Amazon's founder got to live our giant mech dream at his company's MARS conference.

Nigeria
Nigeria's Buhari condemns spate of killings, orders investigation

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemned a spate of killings in different parts of the country and ordered an investigation into a raid by gunmen that killed 17 people on Monday night. "The president condemns the wicked attack and directs security agencies to begin immediate investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book," said Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina. "The president also condemns the wanton killings in other parts of the country." Buhari, a former military ruler, met the chief of the army and air force on Tuesday.

Girl born with four legs is separated from parasitic twin in Chicago surgery
Girl born with four legs is separated from parasitic twin in Chicago surgery

By Jane Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital. Ten-month-old Dominique underwent a six-hour procedure involving five surgeons at the Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, on March 8. Dominique was born with a parasitic twin.

Is This The Teaser For Red iPhone 7, 7 Plus?
Is This The Teaser For Red iPhone 7, 7 Plus?

A Chinese phone dealer may have leaked the teaser for Apple's Red iPhone 7, 7 Plus color variants.

UK banks
UK banks 'handled' $740 mn in laundered Russian money: report

Several British banks processed nearly $740 million in a multi-billion dollar Russian money-laundering scam, The Guardian newspaper has reported. According to documents obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, at least $20 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014 in a vast criminal operation called "The Global Laundromat", the paper said Monday. Over that period, British banks including HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Barclays and Coutts reportedly handled over 1,900 transactions -- out of 70,000 -- worth nearly $740 million , according to the Guardian.

White House tries to shift discussion amid FBI director
White House tries to shift discussion amid FBI director's testimony

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, reacting to news from the first day of House Intelligence Committee hearings into the 2016 election, tried to steer reporters away from questions about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials - and onto the administration's preferred topic, news media leaks about intercepted conversations involving fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Spicer's customary daily press briefing took place in the afternoon as FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency head Mike Rogers were still testifying. Earlier in the day, Comey said he had "no information" to support Trump's claim that his predecessor, President...

Kurds, Russia Sign Syria Military Base Agreement
Kurds, Russia Sign Syria Military Base Agreement

The YPG militia said Russia will help train its fighters with an eye toward forming a more traditional army; Russia described the base as a "reconciliation center" to separate Kurdish and Turkish forces.

Mom Says Her Son, 11, Took His Life After He Was Bullied at School:
Mom Says Her Son, 11, Took His Life After He Was Bullied at School: 'I Can't Cry No More'

His mother said students were bullying him to sell drugs.

Trump going outside Washington for support on health bill
Trump going outside Washington for support on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare," seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol Hill.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north. The move by Russia, a longtime ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, is likely to anger Turkey, which considers the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to be a "terrorist" group. "An agreement was signed between our units and Russian forces operating in Syria that will train us in modern military tactics," YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said.

Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars
Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars. The spacecraft are continuing to beam amazing images of the red planet's surface back to Earth, and some of the probes have even solved Martian mysteries in the process.  But what would it look like if you were up in space, flying above Mars yourself?  A beautiful new video making use of a high-resolution camera orbiting Mars aboard a NASA spacecraft shows you just that. SEE ALSO: We might be able to make Mars habitable "I would love to see images taken by a landscape photographer on Mars, especially from the polar regions. But I'm afraid I won't see that kind of image during my...

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