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Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report
Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report

The number of Americans who approve of President Trump dropped 3 points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report.

Mueller report offers road map on obstruction. Despite Barr, Congress may use it.
Mueller report offers road map on obstruction. Despite Barr, Congress may use it.

If Congress punts, Trump could face obstruction charges from a future attorney general. The statute of limitations lasts until at least January 2022.

In divided America, Mueller report hardens the most strident
In divided America, Mueller report hardens the most strident

"Hmm, seems like there's a lot of gray area here," said Eileen O'Brien, 65, of Clearwater, Florida, reading aloud a line about the findings falling short of a criminal case. "Legally wrong and morally wrong are two different things." The release of the long-anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 election landed in a stridently divided America: one side convinced Trump acted improperly, the other adamant that the investigation was a politically driven farce. Mueller built an extensive case that Trump committed obstruction of justice but stopped short of concluding he had committed a crime, though he did not exonerate the...

New York City police say man accused of attempted arson at St. Patrick
New York City police say man accused of attempted arson at St. Patrick's Cathedral had booked flight to Italy

Authorities say Marc Lamparello walked into St. Patrick's with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and lighters just two days after a fire almost destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral.

Never-before-heard 911 call released as parents who tortured kids face sentencing
Never-before-heard 911 call released as parents who tortured kids face sentencing

The parents who garnered national attention for torturing most of their 13 captive children will face a judge for sentencing.

Trump claims 'game over' on Mueller report as Democrats say game on
Trump claims 'game over' on Mueller report as Democrats say game on

Document threatens to reopen debate over impeachment and raises questions on the futures of William Barr and Sarah SandersMueller report released - live updatesSupport the Guardian's independent journalism and make a contribution Donald Trump's claims of vindication after the release of Robert Mueller's report on Thursday were quickly drowned out by furious Democrats, who pointed to a wealth of evidence the president attempted to obstruct justice and demanded fresh hearings into potentially criminal conduct. Republican hopes of drawing a line under the affair were dashed as the bombshell document threatened to reopen debate over Trump's impeachment and raised questions over the...

In Bosnia,
In Bosnia, 'master' blacksmith had to shoe an egg

Kreševo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (AFP) - To be worthy of the title of master, a blacksmith in Kresevo in central Bosnia had to perform a delicate task -- shoe an egg without breaking it. It's an Easter tradition requiring a blacksmith to decorate an egg shell by nailing on it a miniature iron horseshoe. Now Stjepan Biletic wants to have this ancient know-how recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.

Prosecutors want Felicity Huffman to serve 4-10 months in college bribery case
Prosecutors want Felicity Huffman to serve 4-10 months in college bribery case

Court documents show that prosecutors will recommend the "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman's sentence be on the lower end of 4-10 months.

Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources
Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources

U.S. President Donald Trump is intensifying a drive to contain Iran's power in the Middle East, which has raised fears that his administration wants to topple the Tehran government or lay the groundwork to justify military action. The administration says it is trying to halt Iranian "malign behavior" in its support for Islamist militants in the region and denies seeking the overthrow of the Islamic republic's government. The clash among U.S. officials emerged on Tuesday when the State Department posted on its website, and then removed, an unclassified version of an annual report to Congress assessing compliance with arms control agreements that the sources saw as skewed against Iran.

As Samsung
As Samsung's Galaxy Fold implodes, the foldable Mate X is looking better and better

It's a good thing Samsung decided to unveil its foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone at a standalone press conference ahead of Mobile World Congress back in February. Phones with folding screens are all pretty new and exciting right now, but one of Samsung's biggest rivals unveiled its take on the folding form factor and blew the Galaxy Fold out of the water in the process. Had both new handsets been announced at MWC 2019, the comparisons would have undoubtedly been even worse for Samsung.Samsung made a number of questionable design choices with its first folding smartphone. From a taste perspective, the biggest question is whether the tiny outer screen with huge bezels, the gap when the...

What do Kim Foxx
What do Kim Foxx's text messages about the Jussie Smollett case reveal about our criminal justice system?

Reaction and analysis on 'Fox & Friends First.'

Trump security adviser unveils new U.S. sanctions to pressure Cuba, Venezuela
Trump security adviser unveils new U.S. sanctions to pressure Cuba, Venezuela

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton announced a series of new sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela on Wednesday as the Trump administration sought to boost pressure on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and the countries that support him. Bolton, in a speech to an association of veterans of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, said the United States was adding five names linked to Cuba's military and intelligence services to its sanctions blacklist, including the military-owned airline Aerogaviota.

Jussie Smollett purposely misled police by saying assailants were white, lawsuit alleges
Jussie Smollett purposely misled police by saying assailants were white, lawsuit alleges

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett purposely attempted to mislead police by falsely describing the men who he said attacked him on a cold January night as white men, the city of Chicago claimed in a civil lawsuit filed Thursday.

Will This 1954 Mercedes-Benz SL300 Gullwing Sell For $1 Million?
Will This 1954 Mercedes-Benz SL300 Gullwing Sell For $1 Million?

Silverstone Auctions always attracts high caliber lots that are often fought over by collectors. The up and coming event at Silverstone Classics is on home turf for the British auction house, and so it has selected a very charismatic (German) machine to headline the sale. Feast your eyes on this early 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.

Qualcomm settlement with Apple paves way for Huawei dispute - analysts
Qualcomm settlement with Apple paves way for Huawei dispute - analysts

Shares of Qualcomm, which closed up 23 percent on Tuesday, rose another 10 percent in premarket trade on Wednesday after it signed a six-year patent license deal with Apple. If Wednesday's gains hold, Qualcomm would tack on more than $20 billion in market value since announcing the settlement. The two companies had been at odds over patents and royalties over modems.

Mueller Report
Mueller Report 'Is Pure Mischief,' Trump's Former Lawyer Says

Saul Loeb/GettySpecial Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation may not have turned up courtroom-ready evidence that Trumpworld cooperated with the Kremlin during the 2016 campaign. But Mueller's forthcoming report on that probe still has one of the president's top outside allies vexed and worried. John Dowd, who represented Trump for nearly a year of the 21-month investigation, told The Daily Beast he believes the report may cause trouble for Trump. "I haven't read it, but it's just wholly unnecessary," he said. "You just don't need it. It's pure mischief."The report, expected to run nearly 400 pages, will detail Mueller's findings, but likely with heavy redactions. It's one of the most...

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Teenager accused of killing grandparents and plotting against school
Teenager accused of killing grandparents and plotting against school

A 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly killing his grandparents in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.

Kansas Sheriff
Kansas Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Rape of a Child, Other Sex Crimes

A Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy is now facing charges for allegedly raping a child, officials say.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most influential people of 2019, David French writes.

Boeing 737 MAX software upgrade
Boeing 737 MAX software upgrade 'operationally suitable': FAA panel

More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX jets have been grounded worldwide after nearly 350 people died in two crashes, one in Indonesia in October and another in Ethiopia last month. Boeing has been announced a planned software update on the 737 MAX to prevent erroneous data from triggering an anti-stall system known as MCAS that is under scrutiny following the two disastrous nose-down crashes. The draft report from the Flight Standardization Board (FSB) appointed by the FAA, which includes pilots, engineers and other experts, said additional training was needed for MCAS, but not required to be done in a simulator.

President Trump calls Omar
President Trump calls Omar 'very disrespectful' as war of words heats up

Mohamed Ahmed, founder and executive director of Average Mohamed discusses Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments on 9/11, her war of words with Trump and the impact it has on the Muslim community.

View Photos of the Refreshed 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and Coupe
View Photos of the Refreshed 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and Coupe

UPDATE 2-United Airlines first-quarter profit rises, holds 2019 target

United Airlines on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected jump in first-quarter profit as it sold more tickets and cut costs, standing by its 2019 profit target even as its Boeing Co 737 MAX jets remain grounded. Chicago-based United has removed its 14 MAX aircraft, which were suspended worldwide in March following two fatal crashes, from its flying schedule through early July, eating into U.S. airlines' peak summer travel season. Adjusted earnings per share rose to $1.15 in the first quarter, ending March 31, from 49 cents a year earlier, overcoming a U.S. government shutdown and severe winter weather earlier this year that curtailed flights.

Apple and Qualcomm reach unlikely settlement agreement
Apple and Qualcomm reach unlikely settlement agreement

In a seemingly unlikely turn of events, Apple and Qualcomm earlier today settled their ongoing legal dispute, according to a press release from both companies. The settlement comes just one day after a jury was selected to decide upon what was sure to be a blockbuster anti-trust trial that would have likely dragged on for quite some time.Per the press release, both companies agreed to "dismiss all litigation" in all jurisdictions across the globe. Further, the settlement agreement "includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm," though a specific figure was not disclosed. And lastly, both companies "reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019,...

All the Times Notre Dame was Almost Destroyed in the Past
All the Times Notre Dame was Almost Destroyed in the Past

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyOn Monday just before 8 p.m. local time, an audible gasp rippled through the streets of Paris as bystanders watched the spire that towered above the Notre Dame Cathedral topple over in a fiery rush. The steeple had served as a symbol of cultural achievement, national pride, and faith for generations in France and the world over, and it was now gone.It wasn't the first time that the spire had been forcibly separated from the cathedral, but it was the most devastating. Since the very first stones were put in place for a grand church that would rise on the banks of the River Seine over 850 years ago, Notre Dame has not just borne...

French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years
French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years

Macron devoted a brief prime-time televised address to Monday's catastrophic blaze in the heart of the capital, again postponing planned remarks on his response to months of anti-government protests. "We will rebuild Notre-Dame even more beautifully and I want it to be completed in five years, we can do it," Macron said. It is up to us to find the thread of our national project." "This is not a time for politics," added Macron, who had cancelled a speech planned on Monday evening on the response to the "yellow vest" protests.

Macron Presides Over Rare Unity as Nation Grieves Notre Dame
Macron Presides Over Rare Unity as Nation Grieves Notre Dame

Macron urged haste Tuesday evening as he reiterated a vow to rebuild the 850-year-old Gothic monument, an issue that's united the French population across the political spectrum, with national parties suspending their European election campaigns and leaders from around the globe lending their support. "We will rebuild the Notre-Dame cathedral even more beautiful than it was," Macron said in a televised address to the nation.

Bernie
Bernie's Fox News Town Hall Was a Ratings Smash. More Dems May Follow Him There.

Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) Monday evening Fox News town-hall event was the most-watched town-hall event of the 2020 campaign thus far, according to early Nielsen data. And at least four other Democratic candidates are open to participating in one of their own. According to early Nielsen data, more than 2.5 million viewers tuned in to hear Sanders, a self-described "democratic socialist," make his case on Fox News during the 6:30pm hour, prior to primetime. That total viewership bested CNN's Bernie Sanders town-hall event from back in February; and it doubled MSNBC's during the same time period on Monday evening, and nearly tripled CNN's. The prior town-hall ratings record for the 2020...

Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg's Abortion Extremism Hurts His Religious Appeal

With every passing day, it seems we see yet another piece about South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg's progressive Christianity. His faith is going to shake the race. He's going to challenge the GOP monopoly on "God talk." Here, for example, is the opening paragraph of an NBC News analysis posted yesterday afternoon:> Religious conservatives who have long been a reliable voting bloc for Republicans are grappling with a new challenge in Pete Buttigieg: how to respond to a Democratic presidential candidate who is leaning into the discussion about faith and its role in political life.I'll agree that there are religious conservatives who are "grappling" with a challenge from Buttigieg, but that...

Notre Dame Cathedral: What you need to know if you're planning to visit Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral: What you need to know if you're planning to visit Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral fire is finally out − but the impact on tourism to the church, and Paris itself, remains to be seen.

Mom says Delta flight attendant's 'aura of love' calmed her son with special needs

A Delta flight attendant turned a boy's "meltdown" into hugs. The boy was returning from a trip to learn about his rare genetic condition.

The Notre Dame Fire Put Priceless Art and Artifacts at Risk. Here's What Survived - and What Didn't
The Notre Dame Fire Put Priceless Art and Artifacts at Risk. Here's What Survived - and What Didn't

Many of the most vital pieces were rescued, but the fate of other works remains unclear

How wide is Bernie Sanders
How wide is Bernie Sanders' appeal? This cheering Fox News audience is a clue

The US senator drew cheers from the audience when he spoke about healthcare, revealing just how popular his policies areBernie Sanders was supposed to be deep behind enemy lines on Monday night. He was in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for a live town hall, hosted by Fox News, a network "not everyone thought [he] should come on". It was a resounding success, and a reminder that Bernie, not Trump, can actually rally together a majority of Americans.The Fox News moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum didn't figure that out at first. Early on Baier asked those in the audience with employer-sponsored health insurance to raise their hands. Then he asked those among them who would be willing to...

Peaceful protesters react to police shooting video
Peaceful protesters react to police shooting video

Hours after Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police release body camera footage of an officer shooting an armed man last month, protesters gathered to question the department's policy and demand change. (April 16)

Bernie Sanders draws enthusiastic cheers in surprising Fox News town hall
Bernie Sanders draws enthusiastic cheers in surprising Fox News town hall

The setup looked potentially hostile but became a free, hourlong commercial for the Sanders candidacy, broadcast to Fox viewers At every turn they clapped and cheered, enamored with the candidate's prescriptions for universal healthcare, a humane attitude toward immigrants and the rejection of climate change denialism. Bernie Sanders was the candidate, and the people clapping and cheering were audience members who turned out in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for a televised town hall on Monday night sponsored by none other than Fox News. Sanders' decision to participate in the event had been the object of some skepticism and even criticism by Fox News detractors, who argued that in the...

Pete Buttigieg responds to the Notre-Dame fire in perfect French
Pete Buttigieg responds to the Notre-Dame fire in perfect French

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has just set the gold standard when it comes to responding to the devastating fire at Paris' famous Notre-Dame cathedral.Speaking to a reporter for French station BFM TV, Buttigieg, who is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, delivered his condolences and solidarity with the French people in perfect, fluent French.> « Au peuple de France je voudrais dire que la cathedrale Notre Dame, c'etait comme un cadeau a l'espece humaine. Nous partageons la douleur mais nous vous remercions aussi de ce cadeau a la civilisation. » @PeteButtigieg a @BFMTV > Et en français! NotreDame pic.twitter.com/0xbf5lGhYH> > -- Cedric Faiche...

Notre-Dame
Notre-Dame's relics rescued by hero priest who rushed into flames

He helped wounded victims in the 2015 attack on the Bataclan in Paris and survived an ambush in Afghanistan while serving as an Army chaplain.  Now, a French priest has been hailed as a hero once again for rushing into the burning Notre-Dame cathedral to recover the sacred Crown of Thorn Relics and the Blessed Sacrament.  On Monday night French officials expressed fears that the centuries-old artefacts would be lost to the flames, which broke out at 7pm and consumed the Cathedral's spire and roof.  But Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, succeeded in bringing them to safety, prompting emergency workers to declare him "an absolute hero." "He showed no...

Bernie Sanders is Bernie Sanders at Fox News town hall and survives. Who's next? Anyone?
Bernie Sanders is Bernie Sanders at Fox News town hall and survives. Who's next? Anyone?

Sanders won applause for Medicare for All from the group on TV. But calling Trump a 'pathological liar' won't win over the larger Fox News audience.

How Grifters Gamed Amazon to Sell the
How Grifters Gamed Amazon to Sell the 'Mueller Report' Already

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettySpecial Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on the Trump campaign will be released Thursday, the Justice Department announced Monday. Like all public reports, the document will be free to read.That hasn't stopped people from trying to sell Mueller report books on Amazon for months.Amazon's book listings are an SEO cesspool where grifters try to peddle ebooks on every trending topic. In recent months, self-published works on the anti-vaccination and QAnon conspiracy theories have soared in Amazon's ratings. So as readers clamored to see the full Mueller report, publishing houses and self-published authors rushed to sell books on the...

Shapiro: Omar has a history of not taking terrorism seriously
Shapiro: Omar has a history of not taking terrorism seriously

Rep. Ilhan Omar claims Trump's criticism of her is akin to violence; reaction from The Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro.

Tucker: Rep. Omar thinks there
Tucker: Rep. Omar thinks there's little difference between US and Al Qaeda

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar says Muslims are mistreated in America; Democrats claiming Trump is inciting violence against Omar.

Bernie Sanders Donated 2.26% to Charity, Tax Returns Show
Bernie Sanders Donated 2.26% to Charity, Tax Returns Show

Carlos Barria/ReutersSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released a decade's worth of tax returns on Monday, detailing millions in income-2.26 percent of which he donated to charity.The documents show that over the years, Sanders' income ranged from $205,617 to $1.1 million, while his charitable giving ranged from less than 1 percent to just over 4 percent depending on the year.Last year, Sanders' total income was $566, 421 and he donated $18,950 or 3.35 percent. In 2017, his income was $1.1 million and he gave away $36,300 or 3.15 percent. The year before that he also made more than $1 million but donated $10,600 or less than 1 percent.His income peaked in 2016 and 2017 due to sales of his book,...

Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns, details millionaire status
Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns, details millionaire status

Sanders, a U.S. senator who routinely rails against the "millionaires and billionaires" he says have rigged the system to protect their wealth and power, had an adjusted gross income of $561,293 in 2018, $1,131,925 in 2017 and $1,062,626 in 2016, the returns showed. Sanders augmented his Senate salary with book royalties in each of those years, particularly in 2016 and 2017 when he made more than $800,000 each year in royalties. Sanders has published three books since the start of his first White House run, including bestsellers "Our Revolution" and "Where We Go From Here." In 2009, the first year of returns Sanders released on Monday, he had an adjusted gross income of $314,742.

SpaceIL
SpaceIL's first lander crashed into the Moon, but they're already planning a second try

It's been a very interesting month thus far for SpaceIL, the Israeli organization which sent the Beresheet lunar lander into space and subsequently crashed it into the Moon. Needless to say, things didn't go exactly as planned, and while the mission was a huge success in a number of ways the company would love another crack at landing a spacecraft on the Moon in a much more gentle fashion.It seems they're going to do just that. In an announcement that came very shortly after the crash-landing of the Beresheet lander, SpaceIL founder Morris Kahn announced that the group would be focusing on Beresheet 2.0.Citing all the supportive messages and outreach SpaceIL and he himself personally...

Trump seeks mileage for tax cuts at truck company appearance
Trump seeks mileage for tax cuts at truck company appearance

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) - President Donald Trump played up the benefits of his tax cuts on Monday's tax filing day in a state where he's aiming to turn a narrow defeat in the 2016 presidential race into a victory in his re-election bid next year.

'City of lights' plunged into dark sorrow as Notre-Dame burns

"I'm devastated," said Elizabeth Caille, 58, who lives close to the cathedral. It's a whole world that is collapsing." As dark fell over the French capital, orange flames rising through the heart of the 12th century Gothic cathedral cast an eerie glow through its stained-glass windows and against its stone towers. "It will never be the same" said 30-year-old Samantha Silva, tears welling in her eyes as she explained how she would always take foreign friends visiting Paris to the cathedral.

U.S. to press allies to keep Huawei out of 5G in Prague meeting - sources
U.S. to press allies to keep Huawei out of 5G in Prague meeting - sources

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will push its allies at a meeting in Prague next month to adopt shared security and policy measures that will make it more difficult for China's Huawei to dominate 5G telecommunications networks, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters. The event and broader U.S. campaign to limit the role of Chinese telecommunications firms in the build out of 5G networks comes as Western governments grapple with the national security implications of moving to 5G, which promises to be at least 100 times faster than the current 4G networks.

U.S. airlines face too many travellers, too few planes in 737 MAX summer dilemma
U.S. airlines face too many travellers, too few planes in 737 MAX summer dilemma

Normally, U.S. airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. The grounding of Boeing Co's fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. airlines' Northern Hemisphere spring and summer schedules, threatening to disarm them in their seasonal war for profits. Southwest Airlines Co, the world's largest MAX operator, and American Airlines Group Inc with 34 and 24 MAX jetliners respectively, have removed the aircraft from their flying schedules into August.

Prosecutors Rule Out Arson at Paris' Famous Notre Dame Cathedral as Firefighters Extinguish Blaze
Prosecutors Rule Out Arson at Paris' Famous Notre Dame Cathedral as Firefighters Extinguish Blaze

Blaze causes widespread damage but firefighters say the structure has been saved

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