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The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out
The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out
  • World
  • 2018-02-22 07:07:48Z

The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The women's gold medal hockey game between Canada and the United States is headed to a shootout at the Pyeongchang Games. The score was ...

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats
Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.

Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control
Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at ...

The Latest: Vonn has lead after downhill in Alpine combined
The Latest: Vonn has lead after downhill in Alpine combined

American freestyle skier David Wise has successfully defended his gold medal, breaking through on his final run to give the United States its third gold in the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe. It's the seventh gold for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come at Phoenix Snow Park. Chloe Kim

US presidents lead tributes to
US presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

US presidents from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump led the chorus of tributes Wednesday to the influential evangelist Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to a dozen American leaders who has died at age 99. "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead," Trump tweeted. Trump ordered American flags to be flow at half-staff at the White House and other US public buildings and facilities on the day of Graham's interment.

CNN Analyst Has A Reality Check For Trump Over 'Insane' Plan To Arm Teachers
CNN Analyst Has A Reality Check For Trump Over 'Insane' Plan To Arm Teachers

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin slammed President Donald Trump's call to arm teachers.

States are still trying to pass saggy pants laws. Here
States are still trying to pass saggy pants laws. Here's what they're really about.

The motivation behind saggy pants bans has been debated, with many claiming they're racist or classist.

Trump says arming teachers could help prevent school massacres
  • US
  • 2018-02-22 00:29:29Z

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group. Trump made the comment during an emotional hour-long White House meeting with students who survived the Florida shooting and a parent whose child did not. Hundreds of students joined scattered protests across the country on Wednesday, including in Washington, Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Ford ousts top exec over
Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Ford U.S. chief departs abruptly after behavior probe
Ford U.S. chief departs abruptly after behavior probe

Ford did not give any details on what that behavior entailed. A company spokesman said the review was launched in the past few weeks after Ford received a report of inappropriate behavior. Nair's departure comes after several high-profile business leaders and politicians have quit or been fired in the past year following accusations of sexual harassment, with the social media movement known as #MeToo pressing for more accountability in corporate cultures.

'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records
'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records

The King of Wakanda is still conquering the box office.

Trump signals he
Trump signals he's open to mileage tax to pay for infrastructure fixes

He might also be interested in a 25-cent hike in the federal gasoline tax.

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House
Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel - and political advice - to U.S. presidents.

Pothole season hits hard and early across eastern U.S.
Pothole season hits hard and early across eastern U.S.

Freeze-thaw weather, lack of funding cited for widespread pothole plague

Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support
Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

Local leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town's first gay pride parade.

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns
Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.

Trump
Trump's former bodyguard makes $15,000 a month from a GOP...

Keith Schiller left the White House in September and immediately started a lucrative consulting job with the Republican party's 2020 convention.

Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters
Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters

Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters With some new graphics and a handful of bolt-on goodies, Harley doubles down in the factory customs market. The modification-friendly and custom-inspired market has been making a lot of motorcycle companies a

There's a $2 million treasure hidden somewhere in the Rockies - and at least 4 people have died looking for it

A treasure estimated to be worth $2 million may be hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Millionaire Forrest Fenn said he hid a chest filled with gold and valuables somewhere in the mountains in 2010. At least four people have died searching for the treasure.

Family of black man killed by Washington police get $3.5 million settlement
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 20:14:49Z

The city of Washington and the family of an unarmed black man shot to death by police in 2016 have agreed to a $3.5 million settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit, officials said on Wednesday. The shooting death of Terrence Sterling, a 31-year-old motorcyclist who rammed a squad car after a high-speed chase, triggered demonstrations in the U.S. capital amid anger over police killings of African-Americans across the United States. "In the tragic death of Terrence Sterling, a family lost a beloved son and brother, and thus we have a duty to bring some sense of closure to his family," Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement.

Ashton Kutcher says he went into the mountains and fasted for a week after splitting with Demi Moore - and it
Ashton Kutcher says he went into the mountains and fasted for a week after splitting with Demi Moore - and it's an odd but potentially effective way to get over a breakup

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore divorced in 2013. After the divorce, Kutcher went alone into the mountains and fasted for a week. Right after his divorce from Demi Moore in 2013, Ashton Kutcher took off for the mountains.

Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering
Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls. Citing warnings from intelligence agencies that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming vote, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked that the additional funds be included in a bill to fund the government which Congress aims to pass by March 23.

California school shooting plot foiled, assault rifles found
California school shooting plot foiled, assault rifles found

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, authorities said Wednesday.

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump
U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 19:40:33Z

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday There were 954 hate groups in the country in 2017, marking a 4 percent increase over the previous year when the number rose 2.8 percent, the civil rights watchdog said in its annual census of such groups. Among the more than 600 white supremacist groups, neo-Nazi organizations rose to 121 from 99. Last year brought "a substantial emboldening of the radical right, and that is largely due to the actions of...

GOP lawmaker's aide fired over offensive claims on Florida shooting survivors
GOP lawmaker's aide fired over offensive claims on Florida shooting survivors

A Florida state representative's aide was fired from his position on Tuesday after he sent an email to a reporter alleging that two outspoken survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were "actors."

North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at Olympics: U.S. officials
North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at Olympics: U.S. officials
  • World
  • 2018-02-21 18:50:00Z

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. "North Korea dangled a meeting

Tech stocks boost Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes
Tech stocks boost Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes

The Fed left rates unchanged at the January meeting, but investors will look for its opinion on inflation and interest rates, especially after strong economic data raised concerns of an overheating economy and triggered the recent selloff. "Right now Fed fund futures are pricing in three rate hikes

Manafort and Gates are reportedly facing new charges in Mueller probe
Manafort and Gates are reportedly facing new charges in Mueller probe's money laundering case

Special counsel Robert Mueller told the court on Friday that new criminal conduct involving bank fraud was discovered in the case.

Fresh U.S. criminal charges filed in special counsel
Fresh U.S. criminal charges filed in special counsel's Manafort case
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 18:22:09Z

New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed. The single page, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, does not shed light on the nature of the new charges. Its inclusion in a binder in the court clerk's office that is routinely updated with new criminal charges signals that Mueller's office has filed a superseding indictment replacing a previous one from last year.

Some prominent conservatives and white supremacists are blaming Twitter
Some prominent conservatives and white supremacists are blaming Twitter's bot crackdown for wiping out thousands of their followers (TWTR)

Several prominent conservatives and white supremacists on Twitter noticed they had lost thousands of followers on Wednesday morning. Claiming they were targeted because of their political views, they surfaced the hashtag #TwitterLockout. Some prominent conservatives and white supremacists on Twitter

Tight supply, rising prices undercut on U.S. home sales
Tight supply, rising prices undercut on U.S. home sales

U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in January, leading to the biggest year-on-year decline in more than three years, as a chronic shortage of houses lifted prices and kept first-time buyers out of the market. The supply squeeze and rising mortgage interest rates are stoking fears of a lackluster spring

Trump signals he
Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program. Many of Trump's fellow Republicans, however

Trump signals he
Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 17:57:33Z

The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program. Many of Trump's fellow Republicans, however, dislike the idea of a transportation tax as it would go against the grain of the party's push to lower taxes and could hit Republican-leaning rural areas harder than cities. In the annual Economic Report of the President, the White House described Oregon - a Democratic-leaning state where environmental issues are a priority for many voters - as a "pioneer" in transportation funding and...

Florida Massacre Survivor Describes Harrowing Experience Of Being Mistaken For Shooter
Florida Massacre Survivor Describes Harrowing Experience Of Being Mistaken For Shooter

Lorenzo Prado, a student who survived last week's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recounted the terrifying experience of being mistaken for the gunman.

Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog
Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 17:09:39Z

The number of U.S. hate groups rose again in 2017, during President Donald Trump's first year in office, and has surged 20 percent since 2014, a U.S. civil rights watchdog said on Wednesday. The Southern Poverty Law Center's annual census identified 954 hate groups in 2017, a 4 percent rise from the year before. Among the more than 600 U.S. white supremacist groups, neo-Nazi organizations rose to 121 from 99.

Olympic North Korean speed skater appears to try and trip his Japanese rival mid-race
Olympic North Korean speed skater appears to try and trip his Japanese rival mid-race

In rude Olympic news, a North Korean speed skater received a penalty during his race for appearing to attempt to throw off one of his fellow skaters.  Speed skater Jong Kwang-Bom fell - twice! - during the men's 500 meters heat on Tuesday in Pyeongchang. Jong's first fall came within seconds of starting, prompting the judges to pause the race and restart. On the second round, the skater fell again. SEE ALSO: How to calm your nerves while watching the Olympics Speed skater Jong Kwang Bom of North Korea falls at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Image: Getty ImagesBoth times, he appeared to reach out toward Japanese skater Keita Watanabe, first toward...

Congressman Booed at Town Hall as People Demand Action on Guns
Congressman Booed at Town Hall as People Demand Action on Guns

A Colorado congressman was met with boos at a town hall on Tuesday night as he repeatedly declined to back an assault-weapons ban.

Ice Hockey: Germany stun Sweden to gain seat at semis
Ice Hockey: Germany stun Sweden to gain seat at semis

By Dan Burns GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked top-seeded Sweden 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday, beating the Swedes for the first time ever in Olympic play and booking a spot in the semi-final round of the men's ice hockey tournament. Patrick Reimer scored the game winner a minute

Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers for assault gun ban
Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers for assault gun ban
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 15:47:27Z

By Zachary Fagenson and Roberta Rampton TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history marched on Florida's capital on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles of the sort used to kill 17 students and educators last week. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, became the latest school targeted by a gunman using a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle, heated up the nation's long-running debate about gun rights and public safety. Dressed in jeans and T-shirts and carrying signs with the slogan "#Neveragain," survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting met with lawmakers in...

U.S. existing home sales fall for second straight month
U.S. existing home sales fall for second straight month

U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in January, leading to the biggest year-on-year decline in more than three years, as a persistent shortage of houses pushed up prices and kept first-time buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales dropped

This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit
This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit 'murder'

Netflix's original programming is some of the best content out there, but an upcoming reality special called The Push looks bizarre at best and disturbing at worst.

I drove a $40,000 Buick Regal TourX station wagon for a week - and it was just as good as most family SUVs (GM)
I drove a $40,000 Buick Regal TourX station wagon for a week - and it was just as good as most family SUVs (GM)

Buick has expanded its lineup with a wagon. The Regal TourX is a capable family hauler that has way more style than an SUV. It was the large-and-in-charge suburban family hauler before SUV sent wagons into near-extinction, leaving surviving examples to be gently nurtured by car writers with a thing

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99
Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 15:14:29Z

U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said. Graham died at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, according to Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. With his steely features and piercing blue eyes, Graham was a powerful figure when he preached in his prime, roaming the stage and hoisting a Bible as he declared Jesus Christ to be the only solution to humanity's problems.

Secret Service reopens area around White House after suspicious car
Secret Service reopens area around White House after suspicious car
  • US
  • 2018-02-21 14:55:51Z

The U.S. Secret Service reopened streets around the White House and allowed workers back into an evacuated building on Wednesday after authorities cleared a suspicious car parked nearby. Two downtown blocks were reopened to traffic, the Secret Service said on Twitter, but areas near the White House remained closed to pedestrians. About 100 White House staff were held in a park before authorities began letting some into the White House.

Why Adam Schiff wants to 'follow the money'
  • World
  • 2018-02-21 14:32:02Z

The timing of California Rep. Adam Schiff's visit to the Monitor Breakfast table on Wednesday couldn't have been better. Three Monitor subscribers came to observe, including an old colleague of Schiff's, former Rep. Chris Shays (R) of Connecticut. Indeed, as Schiff took his seat, he commented that the event is "a bit risky, because you very soon forget that you're talking to reporters, and it's all on the record." But this was Schiff's fifth Monitor Breakfast, and he's a pro.

The 10 Best Beaches In The World In 2018, Revealed
The 10 Best Beaches In The World In 2018, Revealed

Need some travel inspo for your upcoming beach vacation?

Billy Graham,
Billy Graham, 'America's Pastor' And Noted Evangelist, Dead At 99

The influential Southern preacher was a spiritual adviser to several U.S. presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets.

North Korean Speed Skater Tries to Take Down His Japanese Rival After Spectacular Fall
North Korean Speed Skater Tries to Take Down His Japanese Rival After Spectacular Fall

Jong, who at 16 was the youngest skater in the heat, fell flat on his chest within a few seconds of the start of the race. While lying on the ice, he extended his arm and grabbed the Japanese speed skater Keita Watanabe's blade, in what was either a willful attempt to trip the athlete or to force a restart.

Ford will sell 1,000 people the chance to have completely custom Mustang badges
Ford will sell 1,000 people the chance to have completely custom Mustang badges

If you miss out, you can still get custom shirts and such.

Donald Trump Jr. Loves India's 'Poorest Of The Poor' Because They Smile
Donald Trump Jr. Loves India's 'Poorest Of The Poor' Because They Smile

Donald Trump Jr. is catching heat on social media over a tone-deaf comment he made about India's poorest citizens during his visit to the country to promote Trump-branded luxury real estate.

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