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Protesters in DC take on Trump's climate policies as temperature nears 90 degrees

Thousands of people who support action on climate change are expected to brave the sweltering heat Saturday and march through the nation's capital as part of the People's Climate March.


Protesters rally in Washington


Meet the kids suing President Trump over climate

A 16-year-old walked up to the microphone.


In Trump's White House, CEOs are shaping economic policy

A Washington outsider, President Trump has surrounded himself in his first 100 days in office with those he knows best: business executives.


How does US President Trump describe himself?

Smart, flexible, a man of his word ... Here's how the US President describes himself.


Cartoon views of the Trump presidency from around the world


Amanpour: How the world sees Trump, 100 days in

The world was dumbfounded by the election of Donald Trump, and his first 100 days in office have done little to alleviate a deep sense of uncertainty and unpredictability. Indeed, as one observer put it, the last few weeks alone have caused a severe case of global geostrategic whiplash.


Why are Americans so infatuated with guns?

Guns are not a part of the culture of my homeland, except perhaps for the occasional Bollywood movie in which the bad guy meets his demise staring down the wrong end of a barrel.


N.Korea missile explodes after launch

North Korea on Saturday launched a missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, a US official tells CNN.


N.Korea's chilling mock attack on US

North Korea escalates its aggressive rhetoric against the United States. CNN's Will Ripley reports from Pyongyang, North Korea.


Cillizza: Chuck Schumer's wild prediction

Chuck Schumer is not only the leader of Democrats in the Senate. He's also the smartest political mind of that group. Which makes what the New York Senator told MSNBC on Friday sort of perplexing.


Gang is Trump's public enemy No. 1

President Donald Trump and his top immigration enforcers have begun to focus their attention on the deadly MS-13 gang, saying the administration's hardline immigration policies are focused on stopping its spread in the US.


Stern predicted Trump would miss old life


Police: Teacher encouraged bullying of girl

The 11-year-old girl was relentlessly bullied. And the culprit, police say, were her teachers.


Girl scalped at carnival speaks out

12-year-old Elizabeth Gilreath is speaking out nearly one year after she was scalped on a carnival ride in Omaha, Nebraska. WOWT has more.


Report: Hernandez's estate now worth $0


Crowd boos after Bengals draft player


How much did United pay Dao?


United reaches settlement with passenger

United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the company.


United says it's changing its ways

United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the company.


Dr. David Dao's United nightmare could be yours

Imagine you're a 69-year-old physician -- a Vietnamese-American immigrant, traveling by air from Chicago to your Kentucky home.


Cops: Dao swung fists violently

The United Airlines passenger who was left bloodied and bruised after being forcibly removed from a flight earlier this month was swinging his arms, his hands balled into fists, as officers from the Chicago Department of Aviation tried to pull him out of his seat, according to incident reports from the officers involved.


Pilot: Stop blaming United

Like many, I stood in shock as I watched the cell phone video of Dr. David Dao being forcibly removed from United Express Flight 3411 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- and all because there were no open seats. And when United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz announced Wednesday that no one has been fired over the incident, I was certain there had to be more to the story.


Gun to his head, cashier icily hands over cash

A Kansas City Jimmy John's cashier seemed unfazed after a man pointed a gun to his head during a robbery caught on video.


Day 3 of the NFL Draft


NFL prospect could earn $2M due to slide in draft


Luxury festival descends into chaos

If you turned up at the Fyre Festival wooed by its ads -- and many, many fans did -- you'd think you were in for a weekend of top-notch acts playing for your entertainment, as models in bikinis paraded around and private jets and yachts ferried you to and from the beautiful Caribbean paradise. Everything any good millennial needs for a strong Instagram post.


Singer and quarterback welcome baby girl

Ciara and Russell Wilson's baby girl is here.


When the 'Kiss Cam' gets real awkward


NFLer reportedly failed 7th drug test


Ellen said 2 words ... and changed the world

Ellen DeGeneres takes a look back at her coming out episode 20 years ago on her sitcom "Ellen."


Air Force: Athletes cannot defer active duty


Emma Watson's late night mix-up

On "The Tonight Show," Emma Watson and Jimmy Fallon talked about her confusing him with Jimmy Kimmel during her first appearance on the show.


The female photographers challenging norms


31 amazing travel photos

If inspiration is the first step in travel, the journey starts with these photos.


The week in 29 photos

Take a look at 29 photos of the week from April 21 through April 27.


What Obama told Tom Hanks on yacht

Tom Hanks talks about his vacation with former President Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Springsteen on "The Late Show with Steven Colbert."


Trump's job creation, 100 days in

President Trump claims he has created 600,000 jobs so far, but government data shows about half that.


Why a higher debt ceiling is no license to spend


How to earn $5,000 a year more in retirement

Many people expect their living costs to drop in retirement, and while this might be true in certain cases, it isn't always.


Want to be a millionaire? Do this

You might be surprised at how much of a difference a small increase can make.


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Trump's report card: From 'A's to 'F's


The best thing Trump has done


Why Muslims are marching for climate

From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth.


Kamau Bell: Why give white supremacist air?

"Why are you giving Richard Spencer a platform?"


Penny Pritzker: My immigrant story

More than 130 years ago, my great-great-grandparents left then-czarist Russia for the United States with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Escaping political oppression, they emigrated to Chicago with no knowledge of the English language, and at a time when immigrating "legally" meant little more than writing, by hand, the family's name in a notebook at Ellis Island.


Mortgage rates just plummeted. Lock in now!


7 surprising health dangers of soda


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Brexit: EU demands 'serious UK response' on citizens' rights

The top EU figure put rights centre stage as the EU-27 formally approve negotiating guidelines.


North Korea crisis: North in another 'failed' missile launch

Donald Trump says the latest North Korea test shows "disrespect" towards China and its president.


Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

The online encyclopaedia is inaccessible under an official order, but no reason for this is given.


France election: Marine Le Pen would make Dupont-Aignan PM

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a mainstream nationalist defeated in round one, backs her in the run-off.


Tense moment plane lands without wheel

The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Florida after losing a part mid-flight.


Italian woman 'returns mixed-race surrogate baby'

An Italian woman is accused of faking a pregnancy and then giving back the baby she bought.


China deports US 'spy' Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

A businesswoman convicted of spying by China returns home after two years in detention.


Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system

Elon Musk talks about networks of tunnel roads, autonomous driving, space travel and his pet snail Gary.


Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

The US president said he hoped the new order would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs.


Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: 'Hundreds' of other victims

Surgeon Ian Paterson was convicted of intentionally wounding patients with unnecessary operations.


Pope Francis celebrates Mass in packed Cairo stadium

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Cairo on the final day of his visit to Egypt.


Russian authorities detain dozens at anti-Putin rallies

Protesters demand that the Russian president should not stand for re-election next year.


Bahamas festival organisers promise refunds

The organisers of the cancelled Fyre Festival say they'll give refunds, charity donations and 2018 VIP passes to all.


Gunpoint victim explains astonishing cool

A cashier at Jimmy John's takeaway in Kansas City, Missouri tells the BBC how he kept his astonishing cool when a robber stuck a gun in his face.


The 'cardinal's' tips on how to become a fashion king

'Cardinal' Ekoumany is the President of the Ivory Coast Sapeurs. Video produced by Daniel South


Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows

The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa's donkey population halve in the past 20 years.


Picasso was 'misogynistic', says friend

An exhibition of Picasso's art has opened in the Gagosian museum in London, curated by a close friend.


Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

Hundreds of other items belonging to the late US actor go under the hammer in Los Angeles.


Elon Musk's plan to beat the LA traffic

The US entrepreneur and Tesla-founder finds traffic "soul-destroying" - so he's come up with this.


In case you missed it: Cuba's got crabs

And other stories you missed this week.


10 things we didn't know last week

Miley Cyrus is in Guardians of the Galaxy, and more news nuggets.


Week in pictures: 22-28 April 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.


Trump gladdens hearts of US gun owners

The US president tells National Rifle Association members he is on their team.


Have Hong Kong's youth lost hope in the future?

'The Hong Kong we know isn't dying. It's already dead,' says one young Hong Konger contemplating her future.


Joshua versus Klitschko - who wins?

Anthony Joshua starts as favourite to beat Wladimir Klitschko but do the pundits agree? And who will you vote for?


'Did you enjoy being pregnant?' - Bananarama revisit old Smash Hits questions

Is there life on Mars? Did you enjoy being pregnant? Bananarama tackle questions from the 1980s.


Trumponomics: 100 days quiz - can you take on The Donald?

Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency


Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.


Iran presidential election: Five things to know

Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.


Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Sunderland's 10-year stay in the Premier League ends with defeat against Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light.


Boxing schedule & results: Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium

Your guide to all the biggest fights in 2017 including Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.


Rangers 1-5 Celtic

Celtic hit five goals in a dominant win over Rangers at Ibrox in the final Old Firm derby of the season.


Seven ways the world has changed

Seven ways Donald Trump's presidency has changed the US and its relationship with the world.


100 days: America in a time of Trump

Trump's election was a celebration for some, a calamity for others. What's the state of the nation now?


What has President Trump said about your country in his first 100 days?

Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.


Trump's 100 Days: Newlyweds split over president's performance

Tom voted Trump, Gretchen for Clinton, and they got married after the election.


Donald Trump's first 100 days in 100 of his own words

The tale of Donald Trump's first three months as president - using 100 of his own words.


 

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure


EU leaders united on Brexit demands - for now


French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister


China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage


'Phased approach': How to read EU Brexit guidelines


Russia's Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria: agencies


ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement


British PM May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points: Opinium poll


A comeback for kingmaker: German FDP keeps options open for next govt


Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism


   

Donald Trump doesn?t talk like other presidents. Would he be a better president if he did?

Donald Trump doesn’t talk like other presidents. Would he be a better president if he did?When Donald Trump speaks, he sounds — unabashedly, unmistakably — like Donald Trump. But does he sound like a president? Does that even matter?



Sean Spicer says Obama administration was responsible for Michael Flynn?s vetting

Sean Spicer says Obama administration was responsible for Michael Flynn’s vettingWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. “My only point is that when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing.



Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets deathMILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.



Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom

Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the BathroomThe delayed flight returned to the gate when he got back to his seat, and he was asked to get off the plane.



Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown ? for one week

Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one weekThe House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.



Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clashMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.



David Dao Settles With United Airlines

David Dao Settles With United AirlinesDao's lawyers called the settlement "amicable" in a statement released Thursday.



Now you can eat a BBQ-flavored PayDay, because America

Now you can eat a BBQ-flavored PayDay, because AmericaAmericans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, and PayDay just to name a few — nationally under the theme "Taste of America." The collection of candy has new flavors "inspired by the unique tastes of iconic, U.S. summer destinations," states the official press release. Six states will be honored with the Hershey's treatment: California, Georgia, New York, Hawaii, Texas, and Florida. And what exactly will the flavors be? SEE ALSO: These green juice gummies are the GOOP of candy Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company California will be represented by a strawberry-flavored Kit Kat, which is supposed to transport you to the California Strawberry Festival, a relatively unknown event that apparently defines summer in California. Georgia gets a honey-roasted peanut butter Reese's, which Hershey's insists will have "a hint of floral, amber, and molasses." We guess peach doesn't mix too well with peanut butter and chocolate. New York will be captured in a cherry cheesecake version of Hershey's regular chocolate bar, while Hawaii gets coconut-almond-flavored Hershey's Kisses. Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Alligator-laden Florida is lucky enough to be represented by two different fruity Twizzler flavors: key lime pie and orange cream pop. And that brings us to the last state in Hershey's tour of what represents America — Texas. Image: the hershey companyThanks to Texas and the Hershey Company's ingenuity, BBQ-flavored PayDays will exist in this world. The press release says these candy bars "combine the tang of bold BBQ-seasoned peanuts surrounding a chewy caramel center for a unique, Texas-inspired flavor." To each their own, we suppose, but honestly no thank you. This is one taste of America we very much could do without. If you are interested in eating your way through America via candy, these limited-time candy bars are available now. WATCH: This machine knows how to sort your Skittles by color



Being president isn?t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 days

Being president isn’t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 daysIt is the not the first time the former reality show host has expressed surprise at the difficulty of the job, the size of the government or the vastness of the country.



Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad

Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: AssadSyrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is negotiating with regime ally Moscow to buy the latest Russian anti-missile system to repel Israeli and American attacks. "It's natural that we should have such systems," he said, quoted by Syria's official SANA agency on Thursday, the same day as Damascus accused Israel of firing several missiles at a military position near its international airport. "Israel has been committing aggressions on the Arab states surrounding it since its creation in 1948," Assad said in the interview with Venezuelan channel Telesur.



'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductionsSince December, at least seven cats have suddenly shown up at their homes with shaved belly, groin and leg areas, Waynesboro Police Captain Kelly Walker said on Friday. "Shaving Cats!!??" says the poster in Waynesboro, a city of 21,000 about 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. Walker said the cats were collar-wearing, well-groomed pets, not strays or feral cats, although some were outdoor cats.



Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as heroNORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend.



Tad Cummins' Wife Says She Warned Her Husband About Getting Too Close to Teen

Tad Cummins' Wife Says She Warned Her Husband About Getting Too Close to TeenJill Cummins says the girl was like a daughter to her.



Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry

Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarryWhile Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.



Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack

Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attackSTOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.



Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious

Trump's big EPA website change should make you furiousYet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of Trump. Decades of research and data about carbon emissions, other greenhouse gases, and more was hidden from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website by the Trump administration late Friday as the sprawling climate change webpage goes under "review."  Adding insult to injury, this comes on the eve of the People's Climate March.  Climate change activists have been wringing their hands ever since Inauguration Day, fearing that the new administration would do something just like this. The EPA has been chipping away at climate change mentions on its website since January, but Friday's takedown is the biggest, and most disturbing step yet.  SEE ALSO: In ultimate insult, Trump rolls back EPA's climate policies from within the EPA The webpage, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, explained what climate change is, what caused it and how it affects your health, among other things. In contrast to what Trump and his EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, have said about climate change (they don't believe it's man-made), the webpage notes many times how humans have contributed to climate change.  "Research indicates that natural causes do not explain most observed warming, especially warming since the mid-20th century. Rather, it is extremely likely that human activities have been the dominant cause of that warming," the webpage read, according to an archived version captured before Friday. Starting Friday evening, going to EPA.gov/climate and EPA.gov/climatechange sent visitors to a landing page that said, "This page is being updated." In an agency statement about the website changes, there's no mention of removing all the content, even if temporarily.  "The process, which involves updating language to reflect the approach of new leadership, is intended to ensure that the public can use the website to understand the agency's current efforts," the EPA's statement reads, adding in the last line that "content related to climate and regulation is also under review." At the very end of a Friday news dump: @EPA might take climate change information off its website pic.twitter.com/Gngh62R5sJ — Timothy Cama (@Timothy_Cama) April 28, 2017 While the climate landing page was down, certain climate-related sections could still be found through a Google search. For example, a section about climate indicators was still live as of Friday evening. "While it remains to be seen how information and information access will change as the EPA site is updated, it is concerning that this overhaul was not announced until the same day that pages like the Climate Change page, which serve as important public resources, were already becoming unavailable," said the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, a nonprofit group closely tracking changes to climate information across the federal government, in a statement.  "The timing of this overhaul cuts off availability when access to trusted information about the science behind climate change will be necessary to enable a conversation about our changing climate," the group stated. Trump has made climate denying statements in the past, calling global warming a hoax. More recently he walked them back, claiming that climate change was naturally occurring and not man-made. Trump's EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, is a noted climate-change denier.  The administration is seeking to make deep cuts to the EPA's budget and personnel, potential involving thousands of layoffs and the gutting of its climate science programs, which could leave few qualified people left to update the climate science page in the next few years. The scientific findings presented on the EPA climate change website were used by many in the media and the scientific community to contradict claims Pruitt made in a CNBC interview on March 9, in which he said that carbon dioxide does not act as a "control knob," or thermostat, on the planet's climate:  "I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Pruitt said. "But we don't know that yet, as far as... we need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis," he said.  On eve of #climatemarch, Trump EPA releases quiet, mumbling press release signaling censorship of climate change content from EPA website. https://t.co/MUxAIf5XMs — John Walke (@jwalkenrdc) April 28, 2017 The EPA's inspector general is investigating whether Pruitt's statement's violated agency policy because they departed so much from the agency's own scientific findings.  The EPA has a link back to an archived view of the site from before Trump took office on Jan. 19. That's exactly one day before Trump took over. But more recent archived versions of the site are available, such as this screenshot of the climate page from March 17. Earlier Friday, Trump signed an executive order that expands offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, something the Obama administration fought to curtail. The administration has been working to roll back Obama's other climate change programs, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which would restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.  The website review may be aimed at bringing the site in line with such an agenda, but any editing of scientific information would run counter to the history of the site and the mission of the EPA.  Information about the website changes have been murky, with the administration's statement leaving much to be desired in terms of detail. There's no timeline on when the changes will be made either. Climate activists have already begun voicing their concerns on social media, and this is sure to fire them up as they ready for Saturday's big climate march.  Mashable science editor Andrew Freedman contributed reporting for this story. WATCH: Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers



Elon Musk just unveiled the first photo of Tesla?s upcoming semi-truck

Elon Musk just unveiled the first photo of Tesla’s upcoming semi-truckEarlier today, Elon Musk delivered an engrossing TED Talk under the following umbrella theme: The Future You. While TED Talks have arguably reached a saturation point these days, any time Musk is given a platform to discuss his vision for the future, it's always worth paying attention to. While Musk's talk was predictably far-ranging, he did take some time to not only confirm the development of a Tesla semi-truck, but to also give us a teaser photo of what the company's all-electric semi-truck is going to look like. Before we get to the photo, it's worth noting that Musk earlier this month promised that the company was planning to hold an unveiling event this September. And teasing the vehicle like only Musk knows how, he added that the "team has done an amazing job" while adding that the final design is "seriously next level." When addressing Tesla's truck plans during today's TED Talk, Musk went even further, boasting that a prototype of the vehicle has already been built and that it drives "like a sports car." Below is the teaser photo Musk unveiled earlier today. Aside from the semi-truck mentioned above, Tesla has plans to release a slew of other vehicles over the next few years, including a brand new Roadster, a crossover version of the Model 3 dubbed the Model Y, and a pickup truck. In fact, Musk at one point went so far as to say that Tesla would be stupid not to release a pickup truck, a reasonable assessment given that the 3 top-selling vehicles in the United States this past year were all pickup trucks.



Sanders calls Obama?s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ?unfortunate?

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.



Trump: I?m ?disappointed? with the speed of congressional Republicans

Trump: I’m ‘disappointed’ with the speed of congressional RepublicansPresident Trump said he is disheartened with the pace of the Republican-controlled Congress, which has yet to send a signature piece of legislation to his desk.



College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life

College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his lifeCasey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.



Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: rights group

Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: rights groupA dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening.



Cops Hunting for Getaway Driver Who Helped 'Bachelor' Flee Scene of Fatal Crash

Cops Hunting for Getaway Driver Who Helped 'Bachelor' Flee Scene of Fatal CrashWitnesses said Chris Soules was picked up in a red truck after walking away from the scene.



First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital

First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospitalWASHINGTON (AP) — Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."



Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story

Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas storyMENA, Ark. (AP) — In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10.



Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles Today

Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles TodayThe Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, was carried out by Israel and aimed to "raise the morale of terrorist groups" the government maintains are waging war against President Bashar Assad's forces.



This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of it

This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of itHow about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she's planning on working there one day. She got two things in return: A lovely letter from Pichai encouraging her to follow her dreams, and a paid job testing tech products for a tech startup based in London. "Dear Google boss," Young Bridgewater's letter begins. "May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google." She goes on to explain that she's also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn't dream of that? Her love of Google centers around its work culture, which includes kid-friendly bonuses like working from a bean bag or making your way from one floor of the company's headquarters to another via slide. After her father posted a photo of her letter online it quickly went viral, catching the attention of Kano, the built-it-yourself computer startup that crushed its crowdfunding goals back in late 2013 and has been shipping its kits ever since. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V0qlI28Usc Now, the 7-year-old and her younger sister, Hollie, help Kano test new products ahead of time, giving the company feedback on what works and what doesn't. The two girls were even added as board members of Kano's product innovation board. See? The world isn't all bad.



21 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Mother's Day Brunch

21 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Mother's Day Brunch



Spicer projects confidence after Mnuchin wouldn?t guarantee middle-class tax cut under new plan

Spicer projects confidence after Mnuchin wouldn’t guarantee middle-class tax cut under new planWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. Spicer made the comments during a press briefing where he was asked whether it was fair for Americans to question how the proposed tax plan would personally affect President Trump and his family. “The president’s plan right now is something that every American should worry hopefully about how it’s going to affect them,” said Spicer.



U.S. appeals court grants Trump request on climate regulations case

U.S. appeals court grants Trump request on climate regulations caseBy 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.



6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGS

6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGSA 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted, Philippine and US authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which shook the southern region of Mindanao just before dawn, Philippine officials said. It struck at a depth of 41 kilometres (25 miles) in Mindanao, more than 700 kilometres southeast of the capital Manila, at 4:23 am Saturday (2023 GMT Friday), the US Geological Service said.



Footage Shows 3 Inmates Brutally Beating Jail Guards, Leaving 1 Unconscious

Footage Shows 3 Inmates Brutally Beating Jail Guards, Leaving 1 UnconsciousAuthorities say the trio repeatedly punched the two correctional deputies at Cook County Jail in Illinois.



The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your Dreams

The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your DreamsAnd no, it's probably not coming to America.



Inmates put to death in Arkansas during the past week

Inmates put to death in Arkansas during the past weekLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas planned Thursday to execute a fourth inmate in eight days. Here is a look at the three inmates the state has put to death since last week:



Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in AfghanistanWASHINGTON (AP) — Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday.



Verizon wins a network test that isn?t about speed

Verizon wins a network test that isn’t about speed

Normally, Verizon wins tests and comparisons based on its network coverage and only its network coverage. But to mix things up a little, Tom's Guide decided to compare basic customer service experiences across all the major postpaid and prepaid carriers, and Verizon ran away with first place.

The Tom's Guide testing involved comparing the ease of access and quality of support across all the different platforms. So, they tried phone support, online chat, and even social media help to generate one total score for each carrier.

Verizon came in first place, followed by T-Mobile and AT&T. Cricket managed to squeeze Sprint out of the top four, and prepaid carriers rounded out the rest of the rankings. It's no surprise that the postpaid carriers dominated here, as one of the reasons prepaid carriers can offer cheap contracts is by cutting corners on customer service.

The Tom's Guide testing is likely accurate for ranking how easy it is to find information and talk to a representative, but other surveys paint a different picture when it comes to overall satisfaction with customer service. The most recent Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, which polls customers and asks them about their experiences, ranked T-Mobile's customer care as the best in the industry.

But even that doesn't guarantee you happy experiences: T-Mobile relies heavily on bill credits to give customers promised discounts, free lines, or discounts on smartphones, and T-Mobile forums are overrun with people complaining about the bill credit system. In addition, T-Mobile receives far more complaints than other carriers to the Federal Trade Commission about fraudulent bill cramming, and former T-Mobile employees have alleged that certain stores operate illegal sales tactics to inflate numbers and commissions.

Ultimately, it's difficult to assign one number to evaluate customer service across a giant company. The Tom's Guide testing is good for knowing which company has the longest hold times, or the worst phone system. But with all the different kinds of problems that customer service teams have to deal with, ranging from billing issues to smartphone software updates or problems with call quality, don't just assume that the company that scores best on one test will be #1 when dealing with your particular issue.



How to Manage Your Finances When One Spouse Retires -- and the Other Doesn't

How to Manage Your Finances When One Spouse Retires -- and the Other Doesn'tIf you're married, and you're going to be retiring soon, you may have noticed something. You probably have different end dates for retirement. Or perhaps you love your job and are going to stick around as long as possible while your spouse is counting down the years, months, weeks, days and hours to retirement.



How relations between White House and intelligence agencies crumbled in Donald Trump's first 100 days

How relations between White House and intelligence agencies crumbled in Donald Trump's first 100 daysThe intelligence and security agencies in the US played a key role in Donald Trump’s election victory and they may yet be the ones who bring down this most extraordinary of presidents in recent American history. Hillary Clinton could well have been in the White House now had it not been for James Comey. Soon afterwards Mr Comey stated that nothing untoward had been discovered against Ms Clinton.



You Can Now Eat At Taco Bell's Top-Secret Test Kitchen

You Can Now Eat At Taco Bell's Top-Secret Test KitchenIt's like getting access to Willy Wonka's factory.



NRA?s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ?America?s greatest threat?

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”



Thai court finally issues arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Thai court finally issues arrest warrant for Red Bull heirA Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull empire over a deadly 2012 hit-and-run, police said Friday, a belated move to end the impunity enjoyed by a scion better known by his nickname "Boss". In a case closely watched by the Thai public, police said the court issued the warrant for Worayuth Yoovidhya after hours of deliberation by the bench. "The arrest warrant has been issued," Colonel Kachornpong Jiitparkpoom, the superintendent of Thonglor police station, told AFP on Friday afternoon.



Can the Hennessey Exorcist drive out the Dodge Demon?

Can the Hennessey Exorcist drive out the Dodge Demon?Texas tuner extraordinaire Hennessey Performance wants to give anyone considering snapping up the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon cause for concern. At the New York International Auto Show, Dodge confounded expectations with an 840hp street-legal drag car called the Demon. Based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and set to be offered as either a full turnkey car or as a conversion for existing ZL1 owners, the Exorcist has a totally overhauled engine complete with ported cylinder heads, new valves, a new camshaft, a high-flow supercharger, plus new exhaust system.



19 Cute Red, White, and Blue Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

19 Cute Red, White, and Blue Fourth of July Outfit Ideas



Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisonersRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers at demonstrations across the West Bank Friday in support of hundreds of prisoners observing the 12th day of an open-ended hunger strike, Palestinian health officials said.



Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under ASEAN summit spotlight

Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under ASEAN summit spotlightMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Alarm over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and its intensifying standoff with the United States, and tensions over China's assertive territorial claims in the South China Sea are under the spotlight at an annual summit of Southeast Asian nations in Manila.



Volkswagen Is Considering Selling Ducati

Volkswagen Is Considering Selling DucatiThe VW Group purchased the Italian motorcycle maker in 2012, but financial struggles with the diesel emissions scandal could force a sale.



Bernie Sanders says it is 'likely' he would have beaten Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders says it is 'likely' he would have beaten Donald TrumpSenator Bernie Sanders has said it is “likely” he would have beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but that “it doesn’t matter” now that Mr Trump is president. Trump understood that, by the way, and that's why he said, 'The whole system sucks. Mr Sanders has been an outspoken critic of the president's policy on the environment, healthcare, the economy, and a host of other issues.



Aaron Hernandez?s Family Demands To End Leaks

Aaron Hernandez’s Family Demands To End LeaksAaron Hernandez’s family is demanding to fire all the officials that leak the information about his death.



Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones

Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones

The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The "Uncarrier" has continued to add customers at a blistering pace, and according to Android Authority, T-Mobile is preparing to shake up the market once again.

Marketing material shared with Android Authority reportedly indicates that T-Mobile is preparing to introduce its own device and will pair it with a commitment-free plan that includes a lifetime warranty and insurance. If you break the phone, T-Mobile will replace it -- no questions asked.

Additionally, in the time since Android Authority's report ran on Thursday, a source has confirmed to BGR that there are plans for a replacement to the company's Jump on Demand program, which would involve partnering with a phone manufacturer to make the T-Mobile smartphone.

Android Authority doesn't know much about the phone itself, but expects it to be a value proposition rather than a $600+ flagship device. All we can do is speculate, but it wouldn't be a stretch for HTC or Huawei to partner with the carrier to bring a T-Mobile phone to the market.

There's no current timeline for this next Uncarrier move to be announced, but the information provided to Android Authority suggests that T-Mobile could unveil the new plan and the branded device in Q3. Other than our own source's confirmation, we have no concrete proof that this will be the next initiative from T-Mobile, but considering how much the carrier would be able to charge for the convenience of a plan that let users replace their phone at any time, we're cautiously optimistic about this rumor.



6 Hidden Gems in Utah's National Parks

6 Hidden Gems in Utah's National ParksUtah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks illustrate the diverse terrain and geological splendors of America's top national parks. "Millions of people visit Zion, but relatively few go exploring into the park's secret places," says Janice Holly Booth, author of the book "Only Pack What You Can Carry: My Path to Inner Strength, Confidence and True Self Knowledge," a book published by National Geographic. Instead of hiking on the popular trails with the masses and venturing to well-traversed parks like the iconic Arches National Park, immerse yourself in the backcountry and remote spots to enjoy seclusion and stunning scenery.



 

Abandon Religious 'Fanaticism': Pope Pleads for Peace in Violence-Hit Egypt

Francis' visit comes as the region grapples with a spiral of extreme violence, and Egypt itself struggles with both Islamic extremism and authoritarianism.


North Korea Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile, Fails Again

The test comes a day after Trump told Reuters in an interview that the U.S. and North Korea could be headed toward a "major, major conflict."


Top Afghan Taliban Official Killed, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Maulvi Mohammad Daud was reportedly travelling in a car in the city's suburbs when he was gunned down by attackers.


Could This Man Be Boxing's First Billionaire?

Anthony Joshua fights Wladimir Klitschko Saturday in a world heavyweight boxing bout where the winner — and loser — pocket nearly $20 million.


Emmanuel Macron: The 'Knight' Whose Job It Is To Slay France's Far-Right

The independent candidate caused a political earthquake last week when he emerged as the top challenger to far-right populist Marine Le Pen.


Pentagon: Friendly Fire May Have Led to Army Ranger Deaths

The U.S. forces were working with Afghan fighters and targeting an ISIS compound and tunnel complex when a firefight broke out Wednesday.


Pope Shares Message of Peace with Egypt's Religious Leaders

Pope Francis' visit comes as Egypt's Coptic Christians are under threat from ISIS, and just weeks after they suffered another deadly attack.


Ebola-Like Mystery Illness Kills 11 in Liberia

Officials are sure it's not Ebola, but little else is known.


Sec. Tillerson to UN Security Council: 'Act Before North Korea Does'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for sanctions on countries trading with North Korea to pressure a dismantling of its nuclear program.


Le Pen's Dad 'Shocked' by Funeral Tribute for Gay Policeman

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of far-right presidential candidate Marine LePen, said the speech given by the officer's partner "exalted" gay marriage.


Japan's First Trans Male Politician Vows to Fight for Trans Kids

Tomoya Hosada was elected to the Iruma City Council, making him the first transgender male politician in Japan, and one of just a handful worldwide.


Army Rangers Killed in Firefight With ISIS Identified

Afghanistan remains mired in violence and bloodshed as the Taliban and ISIS fight over territory and clash against government and coalition forces.


Massive Brawl Engulfs Macedonia's Parliament, 100 Injured

This was not a drunken brawl inside a dive bar, but the chaotic scene inside Macedonia's parliament chamber Thursday night.


NAFTA Whiplash Could Hurt American Economic Interests

Trade policy experts say President Trump's recent about-face on NAFTA could leave the United States in a position of political and economic weakness.


Workers Slam 'Insensitive' Plea to Buy Boss a Sailboat

Workers at one of the world's leading art galleries were told they might want to chip in to buy their $214,000 boss a sailing boat.


North Korea Sanctions Loom as Tillerson Heads to U.N.

Nuclear North Korea is the focus on Friday as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chairs a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council.


Mike Flynn's RT Headache Won't Go Away

At the center of Mike Flynn's troubles with Congress and now the Pentagon is the money he got from a Kremlin-backed television channel.


'Active Plot' Foiled as Police Raid London Home Amid Heightened Terror Fears

A woman was shot and five people were arrested in the anti-terror raid at the property in the northwest of the city, London's police said.


Trump Warns of Possible 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

President Donald Trump told Reuters that America could be headed for a "major, major conflict" with North Korea over that country's nuclear program.


Pope Francis Visits Egypt's Muslims and Persecuted Christians

The Coptic Christians of Egypt are an ancient religious minority whose persecution today is "the worst it has ever been," according to analysts.


London Police Hail Success in Counterterror Operations

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu described an "extraordinary day" in London with anti-terror arrests.


Violence Erupts as Nationalists Storm Macedonian Parliament

Macedonian nationalists broke into the country's parliament building after the controversial election of a new speaker.


Terror Suspect Carrying Knives Held Near U.K. Parliament

The suspect was held yards from the scene of last month's terror attack on Parliament that left six people dead, including the attacker.


Police Arrest Armed Terror Suspect Near U.K. Parliament

The suspect had been under surveillance for some time, and was carrying knives when detained near the scene of March's deadly terror attack.


Thanks to Google, Cubans Are Getting a Much Faster Internet

It's official: The first foreign internet company has launched in Cuba.


 

Marine Le Pen Will Name a Former Rival Prime Minister if Elected

Ms. Le Pen said she had reached an agreement with Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a right-wing politician who shares her distrust of the European Union.


Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations

The protests were initiated by the Open Russia organization founded by Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, an exiled former oil tycoon.


European Union Leaders, Gathering Without May, Endorse Guidelines on ‘Brexit’ Talks

The leaders met in Brussels without Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain and backed a tough strategy on talks for the nation’s divorce from the bloc.


Despite the ‘Yuck Factor,’ Leeches Are Big in Russian Medicine

Russians use about 10 million leeches a year to treat heart disease, glaucoma, prostatitis, hypertension and even lower back pain.


After French Vote, a Question: How Were the Polls So Right?

French pollsters avoided the criticisms made of their counterparts in Britain and the U.S. by accurately predicting the first round of the presidential election.


Macron Denies Access to 2 Russian Media Outlets in French Campaign

A spokeswoman for the presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said the two outlets, RT and Sputnik, were considered “alternative media” that produce “propaganda.”


At Tate Galleries in London, Parting Gift Makes Waves: A Boat

The call for donations to buy a sailboat for the Tate group’s departing director angered employees and highlighted concern over widening inequality in Britain.


Their Asylum Requests Denied, Thousands Stay in Sweden (Some for Years)

Out of 18,000 failed asylum seekers in the country, 12,500 have gone underground, according to the Swedish Border Police.


   


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