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Justice Department Files Criminal Referral About Fired FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe
Justice Department Files Criminal Referral About Fired FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe

Prosecutors could decide to charge him with a crime if they conclude he intentionally lied

Appeals court rules against U.S. on funds for sanctuary cities
Appeals court rules against U.S. on funds for sanctuary cities

A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. Justice Department cannot deny public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court injunction in a case brought by the city of Chicago. The appeals court agreed the injunction should apply nationally while the lawsuit proceeds in federal court.

Cat Finds New Home After Walking 12 Miles Back To Owners Who Rejected Him
Cat Finds New Home After Walking 12 Miles Back To Owners Who Rejected Him

Things are looking up for a North Carolina cat who walked 12 miles to get back

Philadelphia police commissioner apologizes over Starbucks arrests
Philadelphia police commissioner apologizes over Starbucks arrests

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized Thursday over the controversial April 12 arrests of two black men in a Starbucks. Ross said the department will be releasing a new policy on how to deal with similar situations in the future.

Top Russian, NATO generals hold rare face-to-face meeting
Top Russian, NATO generals hold rare face-to-face meeting

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Robin Emmott MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of Russia's military general staff and NATO's supreme allied commander held a rare face-to-face meeting on Thursday to try to ease the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War. U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti and Valery Gerasimov met in Baku, Azerbaijan, less than a week after the United States, Britain and France staged missile strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad - a close ally of Russia. In separate statements, NATO and the Russian defense ministry said the meeting discussed military exercises and troop movements, as both...

Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs
Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs

It's been a while since we last heard from the folks at Classic Recreations, but they've been busy. It turns out the Oklahoma-based company has secured a license from Ford to recreate some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. It will be a Boss 429, a car CR says only it's allowed to build under license.

Cosby defense loses 5th bid for mistrial
Cosby defense loses 5th bid for mistrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief accuser Andrea Constand mused about framing a celebrity in hopes of a big payday.

Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil - sources
Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil - sources

China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE that has underscored the country's reliance on imported chips. Senior Chinese officials have held meetings this week with industry bodies, regulators and the country's powerful chip fund about speeding up already aggressive plans for the sector, two people with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters.

Woman sucked out of Southwest plane window 'was wearing seatbelt' and died from blunt impact trauma
Woman sucked out of Southwest plane window 'was wearing seatbelt' and died from blunt impact trauma

The woman who was killed when she was partially blown out of a Southwest Airlines plane was wearing a seatbelt at the time, but died from blunt impact trauma, according to authorities. Spokesman James Garrow of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health said Wednesday evening that banking executive Jennifer Riordan's death was ruled accidental. Riordan was killed and seven others were injured after the twin-engine 737 blew an engine at 30,000 feet Tuesday throwing shrapnel into a window of the plane. National Transportation Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt said Ms Riordan, who was sitting next to a window, was wearing a seatbelt before she was partially sucked out of the plane....

New role for wife of North Korea
New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States. Ri Sol Ju has often accompanied Kim to official events but made her first solo public appearance last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe. North Korea's elderly star anchorwoman Ri Chun Hee -- who is often drafted in for major announcements -- delivered the news of her attendance on television, further enhancing Ri's standing.

Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey Gym
Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey Gym

Three workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife
Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

HOUSTON (AP) - In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her.

Three Former U.S. Soldiers Have Been Convicted for the Contract Killing of a Filipino Woman
Three Former U.S. Soldiers Have Been Convicted for the Contract Killing of a Filipino Woman

The 12-day trial offered a window into the clandestine world of private mercenaries

Don't Let Nikki Haley Fool You
Don't Let Nikki Haley Fool You

It was momentarily glorious to hear Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the

The Latest: Parents of 2 kids killed by nanny seek new law
The Latest: Parents of 2 kids killed by nanny seek new law

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a nanny convicted of stabbing two children to death in their home (all times local):

In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)
In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)

U.S. and allied operations in Syria are more or less continuing on as normal following the American-led air strike on that country on April 13. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are continuing to take territory from the ISIS terrorist group. "The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to secure liberated areas in north and eastern Syria," Col. Ryan Dillon, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon on April 17.

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420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a homage to pot's enduring appeal and universal slang for smoking.

California city sued over vote to opt out of
California city sued over vote to opt out of 'sanctuary'

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Residents sued the tiny Southern California city of Los Alamitos on Wednesday to challenge a vote by elected officials to exempt the community from a state law that limits police collaboration with U.S. immigration authorities.

Mother of 2 identified as victim in Southwest flight emergency
Mother of 2 identified as victim in Southwest flight emergency

A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. One person died and seven others were injured.

Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan calls snap election

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announces a snap election for June 24 in order to switch to an executive presidency created by a narrowly-won referendum last year. David Doyle reports.

Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer
Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer

A lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of

Stormy Daniels Plans To Donate NDA Money To Planned Parenthood
Stormy Daniels Plans To Donate NDA Money To Planned Parenthood

Stormy Daniels will reportedly donate the $130,000 she made in her

JJ Watt remembers his unlikely friend, former first lady Barbara Bush
JJ Watt remembers his unlikely friend, former first lady Barbara Bush

Despite their 63-year age difference, Houston Texans football player JJ Watt and political matriarch Barbara Bush teamed up many times over the years, forming a special friendship.

Take A Look Inside The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury
Take A Look Inside The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury

The concept is expected to preview a Maybach-branded GLS being prepared for the SUV's next generation.

Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman
Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman

By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Three men burst into Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature's ceremonial mace, in an incident the body's spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended. Decisions taken in the Senate cannot be approved without the mace, an ornamental staff symbolising the authority of the legislature. "Today, some hoodlums led by suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, the mace," Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, spokesman for the upper house, said in a statement.

Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2
Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2

Jennifer Riordan of New Mexico was killed after a Southwest Airlines jet engine exploded.

Things to Remember about Barbara Bush
Things to Remember about Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) - Here is a look at several things to know about the life of former first lady Barbara Bush:

The family of former first lady Barbara Bush
The family of former first lady Barbara Bush

The family tree of former first lady Barbara Bush:

The Latest: Funeral arrangements set for Barbara Bush
The Latest: Funeral arrangements set for Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):

Chuck Todd Slams Fox News For Sean Hannity's Michael Cohen Connection
Chuck Todd Slams Fox News For Sean Hannity's Michael Cohen Connection

"Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd blasted Fox News on Tuesday for allowing its

Syria retracts report on missile attack: state media
Syria retracts report on missile attack: state media

Syrian state media on Tuesday retracted reports of an overnight missile attack on the central province of Homs, saying a "false alarm" had activated its air defences. "Last night, a false alarm that Syrian air space had been penetrated triggered the blowing of air defence sirens and the firing of several missiles," a military source told state news agency SANA. "There was no external attack on Syria," the source added.

China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers
China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers

China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access for their companies in the world's biggest car market. The country will end shareholding limits for new energy vehicle firms such as those that produce electric cars this year, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC). The move will be followed by commercial vehicles in 2020 and passenger cars in 2022, when it will also do away with the restrictions limiting foreign automakers to two joint venture partners, the NRDC said in a statement.

No missiles but ballet as North Korea
No missiles but ballet as North Korea's Kim puts on a show

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un hobnobbed with a visiting Chinese ballet troupe as he capped a weekend of celebrations in the North Korean capital that conspicuously lacked a show of military might that marked many previous festivals. The festivities surrounded the April 15 "The Day of the Sun", the anniversary of the birth of the founder of North Korea and the Kim dynasty, Kim Il Sung, in 1912. Past festivals also featured various cultural and economic displays, but the absence of military overtones this year was more in line with a message of reconciliation that Kim has sought to cultivate in recent months as he made his first visit to neighboring China and announced...

Sean Hannity Accused Of Stealing His Legal Strategy From
Sean Hannity Accused Of Stealing His Legal Strategy From 'Breaking Bad'

Is Sean Hannity getting his legal advice from old episodes of "Breaking Bad?"

Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP Territory
Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP Territory

Democrats have launched a serious bid to win an April 24 special election for

Senators Unveil Bipartisan War Authorization Bill
Senators Unveil Bipartisan War Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of senators is taking another crack at making

George and Barbara Bush, a
George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

HOUSTON (AP) - They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18.

UPDATE: Washington Detective Given 5 Day Suspension for Drawing Gun on Biker
UPDATE: Washington Detective Given 5 Day Suspension for Drawing Gun on Biker

UPDATE: Washington Detective Given 5 Day Suspension for Drawing Gun on Biker Today the Washington detective who drew his gun on a motorcyclist back in August will learn his fate UPDATE:  After initially covering the story, Detective Richard Rowe of

If You Own Guns You Don
If You Own Guns You Don't Want Anymore, We Want To Talk To You

Americans own a lot of guns. With more than 300 million of them in civilian

Guatemala votes on international court handling Belize border dispute
Guatemala votes on international court handling Belize border dispute

Guatemalans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to send a centuries-old border dispute with neighboring Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final resolution, according to preliminary referendum results. A total of 95.89 percent voted "yes," with votes from over 92 percent of polling stations accounted for, said Gustavo Castillo of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. Polls closed at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT) after 11 hours of voting, which took place "without reports of security incidents," tribunal president Maria Eugenia Mijangos said.

NASA
NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

NASA is poised to launch a $337 million washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind's search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones that might harbor life. NASA predicts that TESS will discover 20,000 exoplanets -- or planets outside the solar system -- including more than 50 Earth-sized planets and up to 500 planets less than twice the size of Earth. "They are going to be orbiting the nearest, brightest stars," Elisa Quintana, TESS scientist at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, told reporters on Sunday.

Trump to host Nigerian president April 30: White House
Trump to host Nigerian president April 30: White House

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will meet Donald Trump in Washington on April 30 to discuss issues including "fighting terrorism" and economic growth, the White House announced Sunday. "President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria's role as a democratic leader in the region," the White House said in a statement.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Spokesman Says
Former First Lady Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Spokesman Says

She will not seek additional medical treatment

Canada
Canada's Trudeau defends controversial pipeline project

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday defended his government's backing of a controversial pipeline project, saying the world could not afford to choose between the environment and the economy. In an interview with French business daily Les Echos ahead of a visit to Paris, Trudeau acknowledged that environmentalists were "concerned" by the Trans Mountain pipeline. Opponents of the pipeline point to the risk of oil spills at sea and say it flouts Trudeau's commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?
Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?

April 15 is usually marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it's not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day--and how did we get the IRS in the first place?

The Other Coachella: What You Won't See at the Music Festival

I recall the first time I heard someone in New York talk excitedly about plans to "go to Coachella." What? I thought. The Coachella I had known while growing up in the vicinity was a small desert town where irrigation made farming possible, and where the crops ranged from rows of vegetables to groves of citrus and date-palm trees. Under the blasting desert sun, its motto-"The City of Eternal Sunshine"-seemed a literally accurate description, except maybe for the nighttime hours. Every year the next-door town of Indio would hold the National Date Festival, where events included naming a Queen Scheherazade and her court. (That tradition continues: here's the current queen, Keanna Garcia.)...

Robert De Niro's Mueller Scorches 'Focker' Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) On 'SNL'
Robert De Niro's Mueller Scorches 'Focker' Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) On 'SNL'

Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen got the grilling of his life via lie detector

Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visit
Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visit

The Syria strikes have given Emmanuel Macron, the French president, a chance to promote France as the leading American ally in Europe days before he becomes the first foreign leader to be hosted by Donald Trump on a state visit. Mr Macron's office released a photograph showing the president in the Jupiter command bunker under the Elysée Palace, his brows furrowed in concentration as he oversaw the strikes, flanked by his defence minister, Florence Parly, and military chiefs.  Comparisons were immediately made with a photograph of Barack Obama in the White House Situation Room, as Osama Bin Laden was killed in a US military operation. Mr Macron, who says he speaks "daily" to Mr Trump,...

Sega Mega Mini Drive: 5 Ways It Can Top Nintendo NES Classic
Sega Mega Mini Drive: 5 Ways It Can Top Nintendo NES Classic

Time for a mini console war.

Cohen Denies Report That Mueller Has Evidence Of Secret Prague Trip
Cohen Denies Report That Mueller Has Evidence Of Secret Prague Trip

President Donald Trump's lawyer is doubling down after a new report suggesting

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