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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan - but with his own twist.
The Philippines' police chief came under fire Saturday for defending the detention of a dozen people inside a closet-sized secret cell in a case that raised further alarm about abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.
The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing. The June 4th Museum closed its doors last July after organisers said they were being targeted for political reasons in the semi-autonomous city where concerns are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip. The museum, now housed at a new temporary venue, will open to the public at a time when Hong Kong is revving up the fanfare for the 20th anniversary of its handover to China by Britain, with expectations of a high-profile visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend that began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, fatally wounding one of them, but that neither was the person they were trying to serve with a warrant.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said Friday.
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.
Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa is awesome, but it does have a few drawbacks. Namely, it isn't available everywhere we want it to be. Sure, Alexa isn't just confined to Amazon's own speakers like the Amazon Echo anymore, since third-party hardware developers now have access to Alexa for free. Even still, there's only one smartphone out there with official access to Alexa - wouldn't it be cool if every smartphone had Alexa baked in? We're not sure that will ever be the case, but here's the good news: the ZeroTouch Air Vent Car Mount and the ZeroTouch Dashboard Car Mount will add Alexa to any Android phone while you're in the car, and both models are on sale on Amazon right now....
As President Donald Trump completes 100 days in office, the question remains is he still struggling to fulfill his roles of a president.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday intensified his row with foreign powers that he accuses of plotting to overthrow him. "I am proud to say I took the decision... to free our country from interventionism," Maduro said in a speech on Thursday. "We are free of the OAS and we will never return," he added.
Making tough calls for your children is a vital aspect of parenting. One brave mother stepped up to the parenting plate for her child, sharing an email she sent to her daughter's school explaining that her 10 year old is "done with homework" because of the undue stress it causes. SEE ALSO: Instead of telling women who might get pregnant they can't drink, study suggests trusting them Bunmi Laditan, a mom blogger in Quebec, explained on Facebook that she told her daughter's school that her child would be "drastically reducing" the homework she'd be completing, but that she "was trying to be polite because [her daughter is] finished." "I just...
Google already confirmed that Pixel 2 smartphones are in the making, but we shouldn't expect them sooner than fall 2017. Since then, a series of leaks brought us the codenames of the upcoming Pixel 2 (Walleye) and Pixel 2 XL (Muskie), also revealing that there's a third Google device in the making codenamed Taimen, which may or may not be part of the Pixel 2 family. Google tried to remove these codenames from its AOSP forum but failed to keep them hidden. And now, a new finding seems to suggest that the Pixel 2 may see an earlier launch than expected. Before you get too excited, you should know Google doesn't have anything to announce. And just because Googlers might be talking about...
One Russian report seems to think so.
Forget about self-driving cars for a second and imagine yourself "driving" a flying car. It may happen as soon as this year, as at least one company is looking to deploy a commercial version of a mini helicopter that you'd be able to fly yourself. However, it'll be a few years until these flying cars will be allowed to merge with regular car traffic - if that will ever happen. Kitty Hawk, a company that's backed up by Google legend Larry Page, plans to launch the Flyer by the end of the year. You can already sign up for a three-year membership that costs $100 and will net you $2,000 off of the retail price. However, it's unclear at this time how much the Flyer itself will cost. For the...
Earlier today, President Trump took time out of his busy schedule to video-call the American astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In between comments on how great American technology is, Trump seems to have let slip his administration's Mars policy. According to the pool report of the conversation, it's kinda ambitious: POTUS asked about the timeline for placing humans on Mars, and said he would like to speed up the timeline to get that done "at worst, during my second term." "I have great respect for you folks, it's amazing what you do." POTUS said. To be clear: Trump wants, "at worst," to have humans on Mars by 2024. That's an improvement of...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science. But even if you can't make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you covered. SEE ALSO: Here's why thousands of scientists are (and aren't) marching on Saturday A webcast set to go live at 10 a.m. ET Saturday will broadcast the rally ahead of the march in Washington, D.C., for any and all who want to participate but had to stay home for one reason or another. You can watch the webcast - which will feature rally speeches and entertainment by...
The Lyrids meteor shower will be best visible this weekend.
Paris (AFP) - Nearly 47 million French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the country's presidential election.
Iraqi forces in Mosul have freed an 11-year-old Yazidi girl who was kidnapped and sold as a slave by the Islamic State group in 2014, the federal police said Friday. The girl was taken by the jihadists from the village of Kosho, south of the Yazidi hub of Sinjar in northern Iraq, together with her mother and sisters.
By My Pham HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam's prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation's government said on its website on Friday. Vietnam took ties with the United States to a new level under former U.S. President Barack Obama, keen for the United States to maintain its security presence in Asia in the face of territorial claims by giant neighbor China. The two governments have expressed desire to further promote ties and strengthen their relationship since Trump's election win last November.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama waded into France's closely watched presidential election on Thursday, offering centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron his best wishes - and even a bit of campaign advice.
One very good, very brave doggie prompted the most adorable Twitter thread in history when his owner Dylan Delia shared these photos of the happy, now healthy, pup after surgery. 4 legs down to 3 but he beat cancer! Good job buddy #Survivor pic.twitter.com/XzP4KZfrqX - Dylan Delia (@dylandelia87) April 15, 2017 According to Storyful, the pup received a life-saving surgery to amputate a leg. Although now he only has three legs, he beat cancer, and this calls for a party. A pup party! SEE ALSO: Genius pet owner turned old-school TV into posh dog bed What followed from the owner's tweet was a string of fantastic "tripod" pet appreciation posts, and we couldn't be...
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Mercedes-Benz already has the CLA, but the automaker sees room for a second, more practical sedan in its compact car family. This new sedan is being previewed on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show by the A Sedan concept which also heralds the new look for Mercedes' next-generation compacts. "Our concept A Sedan shows that the time of creases is over," Mercedes design boss Gorden Wagener said in a statement.
North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Sunday near Sinpo, on its east coast, but it is believed to have failed, South Korea's military said. The attempted missile launch comes a day after the North held a military parade in its capital marking the birth anniversary of the state founder where what appeared to be new ballistic missiles were displayed. "The North attempted to launch an unidentified missile from near the Sinpo region this morning but it is suspected to have failed," the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
A refresher on what might be open and closed for Easter Sunday so you can plan your weekend accordingly.
Arkansas's plans to execute eight prisoners in just 10 days faced new setbacks Friday, after a judge blocked use of a key lethal injection drug and one of the inmates got a top court reprieve. Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order barring authorities in the southern US state from using vecuronium bromide, which the state had planned to use for its executions. The move came after drug distributor McKesson Corporation asked the court to ban the anesthetic.
A Palestinian man stabbed a British woman to death on Friday near Jerusalem's Old City, where thousands of Jewish and Christian pilgrims were gathered for religious holidays. The attack took place on a tram close to the Old City, where thousands of Christians from around the world marked Good Friday as Jews marked the week-long Passover holiday. Jerusalem police chief Yoram Halevy described the attacker, who was arrested, as "very mentally disturbed".
"Her diaper bag is so heavy, I checked the side pocket thinking I'd find a kid inside."
The US military's largest non-nuclear bomb killed dozens of Islamic State militants as it smashed their mountain hideouts, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian casualties despite the weapon's destructive power. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb -- dubbed the "Mother Of All Bombs" -- was unleashed in combat for the first time, hitting IS positions in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The bombing is expected to further erode IS's capabilities in Afghanistan and sends a warning to the much bigger Taliban group ahead of their annual spring offensive.
They came for the thrills, after all.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia police officers were fired Thursday, a day after authorities say one punched a man who had his hands up and the other kicked the man in the head once he was handcuffed on the ground.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
ABC News' Mary Bruce questions press secretary Sean Spicer following Trump's conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The man dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking an international uproar, suffered a broken nose and concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, adding that he is planning to sue. David Dao was released from the hospital overnight and was at a "secure location," attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference during which a member of Dao's family spoke out for the first time. Dao's lawyers filed a petition with a Chicago court requesting that the city, which operates O'Hare International Airport, and United Airlines preserve evidence related to the incident on Sunday.
A week after President Donald Trump defended the star Fox News host Bill O'Reilly following accusations of sexual harassment, he is on vacation from his hugely popular show and his future uncertain. The right-wing television personality announced what he called a long-planned break during his show on Tuesday, saying he would return on April 24 -- amid reports he may not come back.
President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have deteriorated under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries' top diplomats met in Moscow. "You can say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military side, has not improved but most likely worsened," Putin said in a transcript from an interview with Mir television posted by the Kremlin. The comments came out as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held tense talks following an alleged Syrian chemical attack and subsequent missile strike by Washington.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors and judges to take a tougher line on undocumented immigrants on Tuesday, saying more severe punishment could deter illegal border crossers. Speaking in Nogales, Arizona, Sessions said anyone who crosses the US-Mexico border without legal immigration documents would now be detained and presented to a judge.
The race to replace CIA Director Mike Pompeo's seat in Congress is much closer than it was just a few weeks ago.
Dr. David Dao, 69, is a Vietnamese-American father of five and a grandfather who specializes in internal medicine.
China social media users were in an uproar Tuesday over viral footage of a Chinese-American man dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, decrying perceived racism and calling for a boycott. The videos taken by fellow passengers and posted to Twitter showed the man being forcibly pulled screaming from his seat by three security personnel. Twitter -- along with other Western websites such as Facebook and Google -- is blocked on the mainland by the country's ruling Communist Party, which fears the unregulated spread of information it deems politically sensitive.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - For Elizabeth Barajas it had been an hours-long nightmare waiting to learn the fate of the daughter she had dropped off at school a couple of hours before police reported that gunfire in a classroom had killed two adults and wounded two children.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student before shooting himself in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terror attack just 15 months ago.
MADRID (AP) - Leaders from seven southern European countries condemned the Syrian regime Monday for its alleged use of chemical weapons and defended the retaliatory U.S. airstrikes.
The man who shot and killed two managers at a Florida gym before turning the gun on himself had just been fired from the fitness center for workplace violence, police said Sunday.
Christians fill local Coptic church after attack on Egypt.
Huge crowds gathered in Stockholm for a "Lovefest" vigil against terrorism on Sunday, two days after a truck attack that police believe was committed by an Uzbek man interested in jihadist groups. Stockholm city officials said more than 20,000 people took part in the vigil, organised after a driver mowed down shoppers in a stolen truck before slamming into the facade of the bustling Ahlens department store on Friday afternoon. The motive was not known, but the method resembled previous attacks using vehicles in Nice, Berlin and London, all of them claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A 17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russia was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station in Norway's capital and defused before it detonated, authorities said.
George Stephanopoulos reports the latest about President Donald Trump's decision to respond to this week's chemical weapons attack in Syria.