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U.S. vice president to tour Nebraska flood zone
U.S. vice president to tour Nebraska flood zone
  • US
  • 2019-03-19 10:02:06Z

Vice President Mike Pence is due to travel to Nebraska on Tuesday to tour the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least three people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Media reports including CNN say that 74 of Nebraska's 93 counties had declared states of emergency by early Tuesday. "This is clearly the most widespread disaster we have had in our state's history," in terms of sheer size, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts told reporters on Monday afternoon.

Brother
Brother's teasing before NZ mosque shooting proved prophetic

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other. Or maybe he was just teasing her, like he always did. But whatever the whole thing meant, Aya al-Umari likes to believe it was her brother's way of saying goodbye.

U.S. Islamic Council Calls On Advertisers To Boycott Fox News Until Jeanine Pirro Is Fired
U.S. Islamic Council Calls On Advertisers To Boycott Fox News Until Jeanine Pirro Is Fired

The Council on Islamic-American Relations called on advertisers Monday toboycott Fox News until the network axes host Jeanine Pirro

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm
  • World
  • 2019-03-19 03:55:10Z

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai's full wrath on Thursday before the storm barrelled

Boeing CEO says company understands
Boeing CEO says company understands 'lives depend' on plane safety
  • Tech
  • 2019-03-19 03:11:46Z

Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg, facing the biggest crisis of his tenure, said on Monday that the company understands "lives depend on the work we do" and was taking steps to "fully ensure" the safety of the 737 MAX jet in the wake of deadly crashes. Investigators into

The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college
The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local):

AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets
AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in October.

Julia Roberts Says Admissions Scandal Is
Julia Roberts Says Admissions Scandal Is 'Sad' and She Wants a 'Very Normal Experience' for Her Children

Roberts opened up about the high-profile college admissions drama and what it implies about the parents' lack of faith in their kids.

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts
Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts
  • US
  • 2019-03-18 22:10:27Z

Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether humans cause climate change and has been angered by assessments from his military and intelligence agencies that say the phenomenon poses national security risks. Last week's "bomb cyclone" storm flooded about 60 structures including 30 buildings at the Offutt Air Force Base, said Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing, a unit providing reconnaissance, intelligence and combat support to...

Princeton's Krueger, Ex-Economic Aide to Obama, Dies at 58
Princeton's Krueger, Ex-Economic Aide to Obama, Dies at 58

The New Jersey school announced his death on its website Monday. Police found Krueger inside his home on Saturday morning and he was later pronounced dead, said Sergeant Fred Williams, a spokesman for the Princeton Police Department.

Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand
Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday.

Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns as AT&T probes
Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns as AT&T probes 'mistakes'

"It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros, our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros," WarnerMedia Chief Executive John Stankey said in a statement on Monday. Tsujihara's departure from the AT&T Inc-owned studio follows a March

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law
Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kansas' solicitor general on Monday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the state's law requiring people to provide proof of citizenship before they can register to vote, saying problems with how it was enforced during the three years it was in place are fixable.

Venezuela may divert U.S.-bound oil to Russia, says Jose generator back online
Venezuela may divert U.S.-bound oil to Russia, says Jose generator back online

Venezuela may divert oil originally bound for the United States to Russian oil company Rosneft or other destinations due to U.S. sanctions, Venezuelan oil minister and president of state-run oil company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo said on Monday. Speaking at a gathering of OPEC and other oil ministers in Baku

College admissions scandal: What did the students know about 'the side door' and what should happen next?
College admissions scandal: What did the students know about 'the side door' and what should happen next?

No students have been charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal, which involved bribery, test doctoring and fraud. So what becomes of them?

Canada
Canada's top civil servant to quit, the latest victim of scandal
  • World
  • 2019-03-18 18:58:38Z

Michael Wernick, the clerk of the privy council, said in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he wanted to leave well before the election because he had lost the confidence of opposition leaders. Trudeau has been on the defensive since Feb. 7 over allegations that top officials leaned on former

Supreme Court to decide if states can prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft
Supreme Court to decide if states can prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear.

Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a 'witch hunt' as trust in Mueller erodes
Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a 'witch hunt' as trust in Mueller erodes

As the Russia report seems near, a USA TODAY/Suffolk poll finds half of Americans agree Trump is the victim of a "witch hunt," and trust in Mueller erodes.

Dutch police arrest tram attack suspect after huge manhunt
Dutch police arrest tram attack suspect after huge manhunt

Dutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a possible terror attack on a tram in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five wounded. Heavily armed officers later surrounded a building following the bloodshed in the Netherlands' fourth largest city and his arrest was dramatically announced at the end of a news conference. Dutch authorities said they were still investigating a likely terrorist motive for the attack but said they "cannot exclude" other motives, including a family dispute.

Did Trump keep his 19 promises to insulate himself from his business? Only he knows.
Did Trump keep his 19 promises to insulate himself from his business? Only he knows.

Donald Trump promised to keep his business and his presidency separate. Two years and many entanglements later, they face expanding investigations.

Lori Loughlin
Lori Loughlin's Daughter Olivia Jade Allegedly Didn't Fill Out Her Own Application to USC

Lori Loughlin's Daughter Allegedly Didn't Fill Out USC Application

DHS Chief Connects New Zealand and U.S. Attacks as Terrorism
DHS Chief Connects New Zealand and U.S. Attacks as Terrorism

Nielsen drew a line on Monday between the New Zealand attacks, in a which a gunman who espoused hatred of Muslims killed 50 people at two mosques, and three attacks in the U.S. that authorities have blamed on racism or bigotry. "We, too, have seen the face of such evil with attacks in places such as Charlottesville, Pittsburgh, and Charleston," Nielsen said in a speech at George Washington University in Washington.

France to ban
France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part: PM

France's prime minister said Paris's police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down "yellow vest" protests if violent groups were identified among the ranks of "yellow vest" protesters. President Emmanuel Macron and his government have been forced back on the defensive after rioters ransacked luxury boutiques and torched cafes and a bank on Saturday in the latest flare-up of violence against Macron's pro-business reforms. "From next Saturday, we will ban 'yellow vest' protests in neighborhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of the presence of radical groups and their intent to cause damage," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a televised...

Social media scrambles to remove videos of New Zealand Christchurch mosque shooting
Social media scrambles to remove videos of New Zealand Christchurch mosque shooting

A gunman who opened fire inside a New Zealand mosque on Friday live-streamed his attack in a 17-minute video.

Lori Loughlin joked of spending
Lori Loughlin joked of spending 'all this money' on Olivia Jade's education in old video

Lori Loughlin's past comments keep coming back to haunt her. The actress and mother of two is embroiled in the college admissions scandal.

Syria
Syria's defense minister slams 'illegitimate' US presence

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's defense minister on Monday slammed what he called the "illegitimate" U.S. military presence in his country, vowing that Damascus has a right to self-defense, while Iraq said a border crossing with Syria will open in the coming days.

Volunteers fly in to wash the dead in New Zealand
Volunteers fly in to wash the dead in New Zealand

Kamran Nasir was in a finance lecture in Australia when a gunman slaughtered 50 people during Friday prayers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Within hours he had joined a band of about 60 volunteers on their way to wash the dead victims, in the somber aftermath of New Zealand's worst modern mass shooting spree. "We got this text - they need volunteers," Nasir, 35, told Reuters.

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was reportedly being investigated for incidents of battery against his 3-year-old
Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was reportedly being investigated for incidents of battery against his 3-year-old

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was reportedly being investigated for incidents of battery against his 3-year-old son. The investigation reportedly comes after Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, filed multiple police reports where their three-year-old son was listed as the victim.

U.S. high court rebuffs Hawaii B&B that turned away lesbian couple
U.S. high court rebuffs Hawaii B&B that turned away lesbian couple
  • US
  • 2019-03-18 15:46:34Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a new dispute involving gay and religious rights, leaving in place a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast owner who turned away a lesbian couple, citing Christian beliefs. The justices refused to hear an appeal by Phyllis Young, who runs the three-room Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu, of the ruling that she violated a state anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to Diane Cervilli and Taeko Bufford in 2007. A state court ruled that Young ran afoul of Hawaii's public accommodation law, which among other things bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashes
Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashes
  • World
  • 2019-03-18 15:43:47Z

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet eight days ago have found strong similarities in the 'angle of attack' data recorded by the doomed aircraft's cockpit recorder and data from a Lion Air jet of the same model that crashed in October, a person familiar with the matter said. Graphs of the two sets of data are "very, very simliar," the person said on Monday, asking not to be identified because the matter is still in the early stages of investigation. ...

Trump paints possible 2020 rival Biden as
Trump paints possible 2020 rival Biden as 'low I.Q.'

President Donald Trump on Monday gave possible 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden a taste of what to expect if he does jump in the race, with a tweeted insult about his intelligence. Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama and is seen as potentially the most heavyweight Democrat, remains on the sidelines. Trump, who delights in inventing mocking nicknames and poking fun at opponents, pounced.

U.S. high court takes up sentencing appeal in
U.S. high court takes up sentencing appeal in 'D.C. Sniper' case
  • US
  • 2019-03-18 15:34:10Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17 years old at the time. The nine justices will hear an appeal filed by the state of Virginia objecting to a lower court's decision ordering that Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence of life in prison without parole in the so-called D.C. Sniper crimes be thrown out. Malvo and an older accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, shot dead 10 people over three weeks in Washington, Maryland and Virginia.

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation
Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula on Monday, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab.

Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man
Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man

Dutch authorities raised the terrorism threat in Utrecht province to its highest level, schools were told to shut their doors and paramilitary police increased security at airports and other vital infrastructure and also at mosques. Prime Minister Mark Rutte convened crisis talks, saying he was deeply concerned about the incident, which came three days after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. "Our country has today been shocked by an attack in Utrecht... A terrorist motive cannot be excluded," Rutte said in a statement to the media.

Supreme Court will decide if convicted sniper in 2002 District of Columbia area killings can get new sentence
Supreme Court will decide if convicted sniper in 2002 District of Columbia area killings can get new sentence

The Supreme Court agreed to decide if life-without-parole sentences for the primary gunman in a series of 2002 D.C.-area murders must be reconsidered.

Patriots reportedly among teams interested in WR Jordy Nelson
Patriots reportedly among teams interested in WR Jordy Nelson

Patriots reportedly among teams interested in WR Jordy Nelson originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots are trying to make some changes to their receiving corps this offseason. With Cordarrelle Patterson now on the Chicago Bears and Chris Hogan lingering on the free agent market, the team is a bit thin at the position. Sure, they signed Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington.

'This weekend has been unbearable:' Town ends access to massive canyon flower bloom after tourist nightmare

Faced with a massive influx of visitors, Lake Elsinore is shutting down access to the incredible "super bloom" display of poppies in Walker Canyon.

Netanyahu Seeks Trump Bump as He Brings Re-Election Bid to U.S.
Netanyahu Seeks Trump Bump as He Brings Re-Election Bid to U.S.

For the first time in a decade, his fragile coalition could fall to a center-left bloc led by ex-military chief of staff Benny Gantz. Netanyahu's officially coming for the AIPAC conference, an annual pro-Israel policy gathering that's become a key stop for political leaders, but his visit will serve up excellent campaign optics back home. "The message is: 'Show me another Israeli who can do this.

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey's Grief Over New Zealand Turns To Anger Against Trump

Carrey's new artwork shows Trump's head, with an angry, soulless expressionand a Nazi swastika on the forehead, as a blazing asteroid streaking towardEarth

Erdogan says attackers targeting Turkey will go home
Erdogan says attackers targeting Turkey will go home 'in caskets'

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday described a mass shooting which killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques as part of a wider attack on Turkey and threatened to send back "in caskets" anyone who tried to take the battle to Istanbul. Erdogan, who is seeking to rally support for his Islamist-rooted AK Party in March 31 local elections, has invoked the New Zealand attack as evidence of global anti-Muslim sentiment. "They are testing us from 16,500 km away, from New Zealand, with the messages they are giving from there.

Barn Find 1952 Porsche 356 'Pre A' Seeks New Forever Home
Barn Find 1952 Porsche 356 'Pre A' Seeks New Forever Home

A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 'pre A' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche's treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche's genesis production model - especially in 'Pre-A' form.

Syria army vows to retake control of Kurdish areas
Syria army vows to retake control of Kurdish areas

Syrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defence minister warned Monday. Marginalised for decades, Syria's minority Kurds have carved out a de-facto autonomous region across some 30 percent of the nation's territory since the devastating war broke out in 2011. Backed by a US-led coalition, Kurdish forces have spearheaded an offensive in Syria against the Islamic State group.

Why Rep. Adam Schiff seems to be everywhere
  • World
  • 2019-03-18 13:47:06Z

Adam Schiff is everywhere, it seems. Since the Democrats retook the House in January, Congressman Schiff wields enormous clout as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Now armed with subpoena power, he has launched a sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump's finances and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

How a Family of 5 Spent $920 on Food in One Week
How a Family of 5 Spent $920 on Food in One Week

She's a stay-at-home mom of three (ages seven, three and two) living in Chicago with a grocery tab that's not for the faint of heart. Still, we were impressed to see how she parsed out her Trader Joe's, Whole...

'He betrayed us': Mother of slain California police officer blasts Gov. Newsom for suspending executions

The mother of a murdered California police officer whose killer is on death row slams Gov. Newsom for stealing 'justice' away from victims' families by suspending executions.

France scrambles for police response to
France scrambles for police response to 'yellow vest' violence

The French government's failure to keep Paris protests over the weekend from spiralling out of control has put a harsh spotlight on its law enforcement strategy, which makes avoiding injuries a priority even after hours of rampant destruction and looting. Business owners on the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue were fuming Monday as President Emmanuel Macron met with Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet to weigh their response to an 18th consecutive Saturday of "yellow vest" demonstrations. For decades French authorities have usually preferred the opposite, putting down mass protests with tear gas and rubber bullets but avoiding physical clashes against...

Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1
Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1
  • World
  • 2019-03-18 12:54:24Z

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central city of Utrecht that left one person dead and multiple people injured.

Far-flung job offers pose tough choices for GM Ohio workers
Far-flung job offers pose tough choices for GM Ohio workers
  • US
  • 2019-03-18 12:40:35Z

General Motors Co built the final Chevrolet Cruze small car at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant on March 6, despite demands from President Donald Trump, Ohio political leaders and the United Auto Workers union not to close the plant and leave nearly 1,500 workers laid off. Dina Mays, a 14-year veteran of Lordstown Assembly, was not at the plant for its last day. Consumers shifting away from traditional sedans such as the Cruze have left GM with more workers assigned to building cars than the market can support.

Putin, in Crimea for annexation anniversary, launches power stations
Putin, in Crimea for annexation anniversary, launches power stations

The power stations, in the cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol, were partially launched last year, but Monday's inauguration marked the moment they began working at full capacity. Russia denied that. Putin, who has poured billions of Russian taxpayer dollars into Crimea since Moscow seized control of it in 2014, attended the launch of the Sevastopol power station and oversaw the launch of the Simferopol facility by video conference.

Don't take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes: Doctors reverse recommendation

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association now say most older adults shouldn't take 75 to 100 milligrams of aspirin a day.

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