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Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys
Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.

Cardinals blame
Cardinals blame 'homosexual agenda' for abuse crisis

Two cardinals criticised on Wednesday Pope Francis's approach to the clerical paedophilia crisis, saying "abuse of power" was not to blame but homosexuality. "We turn to you with deep distress! The Catholic world is adrift," US Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke and German Cardinal Walter Brandmueller said in an open letter to the heads of the bishops' conferences. "Sexual abuse is blamed on clericalism.

Museum for fallen border patrol agents vandalized in Texas
Museum for fallen border patrol agents vandalized in Texas

The National Border Patrol Museum in Texas has been vandalized by dozens of protesters leading a confrontational demonstration, according to the director. National Border Patrol Council vice president and Border Patrol agent Hector Garza reacts.

Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump Jr. exchange Twitter jabs over 'Saturday Night Live' skit
Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump Jr. exchange Twitter jabs over 'Saturday Night Live' skit

After clashing with President Trump over his "SNL" impression, Alec Baldwin addressed criticism from another member of the family  - Donald Trump Jr.

3 Conservative U.K. Lawmakers Defect to New Independent Group Over 'Disastrous Handling of Brexit'
3 Conservative U.K. Lawmakers Defect to New Independent Group Over 'Disastrous Handling of Brexit'

The trio accused the Conservative Party of abandoning the political center ground

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition
As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

Last month, Venezuelan opposition leader and Congress chief Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's reelection in May 2018 illegitimate. In an effort to secure the backing of Venezuela's military, Guaido proposed an amnesty for officers who turn on Maduro's government. Amid fears the changes have stalled, opposition leaders have begun to talk in the past week about bringing ruling Socialist Party stalwarts into a potential transition government.

Shamima Begum: Being stripped of my British citizenship is hard to swallow and unjust
Shamima Begum: Being stripped of my British citizenship is hard to swallow and unjust

Shamima Begum, the Isil bride, has described being stripped of her British citizenship is "unjust" and "hard to swallow" after she was shown the Home Office's documentation of the decision.  The 19-year-old, who had expressed the desire to return to the UK with her newborn son, was banned on Tuesday from entering the country. At a refugee camp in northeastern Syria, she was shown the Government's letter, showing that she is no longer a British national.  "I don't know what to say," she told ITV News. "I am not that shocked but I am a bit shocked. It's a bit upsetting and frustrating. I feel like it's a bit unjust on me and my son." She added:...

Saudi Prince Pledges to Help India Fight Terror
Saudi Prince Pledges to Help India Fight Terror

"Terrorism is a common concern and Saudi Arabia will cooperate with India in fighting it, including in matters like intelligence sharing," Prince Mohammed said in a press statement alongside Modi in New Delhi. The comments were part of the Saudi royal's delicate diplomacy, as he visits both nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors amid heightened geopolitical tensions.

Snow, sleet, heavy rain hits every state east of the Mississippi River
Snow, sleet, heavy rain hits every state east of the Mississippi River

A winter storm that began Tuesday continued to hit every state east of the Mississippi River on Wednesday, bringing snow, rain, ice and a wintry mix.

The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $250 Million
The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $250 Million

The family of Nicholas Sandmann, the teen caught up in a viral encounter in January, has sued The Washington Post for $250 million

Video showing boy in wheelchair jump on trampoline goes viral
Video showing boy in wheelchair jump on trampoline goes viral

A viral video of a little boy in a wheelchair jumping on a trampoline with his coach is warming hearts around the world.

Speed record set for Boeing 787 thanks to powerful jet stream
Speed record set for Boeing 787 thanks to powerful jet stream

FAST LANE IN THE SKY: A powerful jet stream helped a Boeing 787 Dreamliner break a speed record for that plane clocking in at 801 miles per hour.

Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations
Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage.

Trump v California: president wants to get billions in rail funding back
Trump v California: president wants to get billions in rail funding back

The Federal Railroad Administrator has determined that the California High-Speed Rail Authority 'has materially failed to comply with the terms' of the construction agreement. The US Department of Transportation has announced plans to cancel $929m in federal grant funds for California's high-speed rail project, in a move the state's governor called "political retribution" for its lawsuit against Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency.

Teenager in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million
Teenager in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in damages, the amount that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com and the world's richest person, paid for the Post in 2013. The lawsuit claims that the newspaper "wrongfully targeted and bullied" the teen to advance its bias against President Donald Trump because Sandmann...

How the border wall battle could hurt the economy
How the border wall battle could hurt the economy

Sixteen states that joined in the first of a string of expected lawsuits overPresident Donald Trump's national emergency maneuver to fund a southern borderwall could

10 Non-Hybrid Crossovers and SUVs That Get 30 MPG or More
10 Non-Hybrid Crossovers and SUVs That Get 30 MPG or More

The 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider Is a Windy Version of the 600LT Coupe
The 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider Is a Windy Version of the 600LT Coupe

Carbon fiber allows McLaren to shave the top from its utterly insane coupes without consequence. We drive the latest deroofed McLaren.

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US
Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group after becoming radicalized online realized she was wrong and now wants to return to the United States, a lawyer for her family said Tuesday.

Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoil
Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan officials said Tuesday that the country is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands - a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation.

See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition
See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition

Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention
Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

U.S. President Donald Trump and members of the administration have charged that Cuba's security forces and military control Venezuela's and that troops are also on the ground there. "Our government categorically and energetically rejects this slander," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a Havana press conference, adding all of the some 20,000 Cubans in Venezuela were civilians, most health professionals. Communist-run Cuba has been a key backer of the Venezuelan government since the Bolivarian Revolution that began under former leader Hugo Chavez in 1998.

The Latest: Governor says reviewing lapse in retrieving gun
The Latest: Governor says reviewing lapse in retrieving gun

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):

Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months
Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months

A migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.

Trump
Trump's threat raises Venezuelan fears - and hopes

US President Donald Trump's threat to the Venezuelan military enraged government loyalists on Tuesday and raised hope among its critics in a potentially volatile standoff over aid shipments. Trump raised the tension on Monday when he warned Venezuelan military commanders would have "no safe harbor" if they did not abandon Maduro and start letting US food and medical aid into the country. "It would be good if we could get some of the medicine and food that we are lacking, because we need it for sure," said Melida Rojas, a 55-year-old housewife on Caracas's central Bolivar Square.

Poland awaiting Israel
Poland awaiting Israel's apology for minister's comments

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A Polish government official said Tuesday that Warsaw is still waiting for Israel's government to apologize for comments the acting foreign minister made about Poles and their role in the Holocaust.

Ford Deals a Blow to Bolsonaro With Plan to Shutter Brazil Plant
Ford Deals a Blow to Bolsonaro With Plan to Shutter Brazil Plant

The automaker expects to record $460 million in charges related to exiting the heavy-truck business in all of South America, according to a statement. It's halting production this year at its São Bernardo do Campo assembly plant, which employs almost 2,800 workers building Cargo, F-4000 and F-350 trucks, plus the Fiesta small car. "We know this action will have a major impact on our employees in São Bernardo and we will be working closely with all our stakeholders on the next steps," Lyle Watters, Ford of South America's president, said in the statement.

What a $7 Million Home Looks Like in 7 Locations
What a $7 Million Home Looks Like in 7 Locations

10 of the Best Car-Upholstery Cleaners Tested
10 of the Best Car-Upholstery Cleaners Tested

Maryland town hopes to build Civil War memorial featuring large portrait of John Wilkes Booth
Maryland town hopes to build Civil War memorial featuring large portrait of John Wilkes Booth

A small Maryland town is considering a controversial proposal to build a new Civil War memorial that would feature John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's assassin, along with other famous figures from the conflict.

The Best Thing in IKEA
The Best Thing in IKEA's New Summer Collection Is . . .

Hint: It's going to transform your backyard BBQ setup

The 4 Legal Challenges Facing Trump's Emergency Declaration
The 4 Legal Challenges Facing Trump's Emergency Declaration

Since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to build a border wall multiple groups are already challenging the move in court.

American ISIS bride Hoda Muthana, from Alabama, wants to return, face U.S. justice
American ISIS bride Hoda Muthana, from Alabama, wants to return, face U.S. justice

American Hoda Muthana wants to come home and face the U.S. justice system, her family's lawyer tells USA TODAY.

UN urges India, Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions
UN urges India, Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree to UN mediation. The two countries have been locked in a diplomatic clash following a suicide attack on February 14 in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian security personnel, triggering counter-operations by Indian forces in the area. "We are deeply concerned at the increasing tensions between the two countries," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

Almost 100 Jewish graves desecrated hours before French march against
Almost 100 Jewish graves desecrated hours before French march against 'unprecedented' anti-Semitism surge

President Emmanuel Macron has promised to punish vandals who daubed swastikas on almost 100 graves at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France just hours before nationwide rallies to denounce an "unprecedented" wave of anti-Semitic acts. "We shall act, we shall pass laws, we shall punish," Mr Macron told Jewish leaders while inspecting the 96 tombstones daubed with blue and yellow swastikas in the village of Quatzenheim, near the Alsatian city of Strasbourg. His words came before almost all of France's political leaders were due to convene at a march in Paris against a recent surge in anti-Semitic acts, which rose 74 per cent last year.   "Those who did this are not worthy of...

7 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Bought or Sold

Warren Buffett is wheeling and dealing. The most anticipated 13-F filing each quarter is that of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B). Here are seven stocks Buffett has been buying and selling according to this month's filing.

'I Am Like a Caricature of Myself.' Here Are Some of Karl Lagerfeld's Most Memorable Quotes
'I Am Like a Caricature of Myself.' Here Are Some of Karl Lagerfeld's Most Memorable Quotes

The fashion designer has died in Paris at the age of 85

Bernie Sanders Admits Mistakes in Dealing With Sexism Allegations as He Launches Bid for Presidency
Bernie Sanders Admits Mistakes in Dealing With Sexism Allegations as He Launches Bid for Presidency

Bernie Sanders used his first interview since announcing that he would be running for President in 2020 to address some of the doubts that plagued…

This Is How the Kashmir Terrorist Attack Could Start a Major War
This Is How the Kashmir Terrorist Attack Could Start a Major War

The recent violence in Kashmir has provoked New Delhi.

American Airlines denies man was on flight from Los Angeles
American Airlines denies man was on flight from Los Angeles

American Airlines had a huge mix-up when they claimed to have no trace of a passenger.

Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts
Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone would need to show why the posts did not violate a gag order in the case or the conditions of his release.

The 10 Cheapest Hybrid Cars and SUVs in 2019
The 10 Cheapest Hybrid Cars and SUVs in 2019

AccuWeather: Winter Storm Watch for some
AccuWeather: Winter Storm Watch for some

Sunny skies are back Tuesday, but the next storm system will bring another wintry mix to the New York area on Wednesday. A winter storm watch has been issued for parts of New Jersey.

Snow, ice, torrential rain bringing weather havoc to 39 states, 200 million people
Snow, ice, torrential rain bringing weather havoc to 39 states, 200 million people

A powerful storm will roar across the country over the next 2-3 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.

Forget the line at Juice Press — this WiFi-enabled Vitamix blender is $160 off
Forget the line at Juice Press — this WiFi-enabled Vitamix blender is $160 off

"I'm gonna start eating healthy and cooking at home," said a lot of people, probably.But with Chinese 30-40 minutes away on Uber Eats, how many of us actually follow through? (Not me, that's for sure.)Vitamix blenders make eating better easier though, and the A3500 Ascent Series model is $159.60 off on Amazon today. Just don't get your kale at Trader Joe's.SEE ALSO: How different cold pressed juices will affect your body and soulFor people who love the destination (food) but hate the journey (making it), the A3500 is the fanciest of the Ascent series and the ultimate hands-off blender. It features four touch control programs for smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, and frozen...

Efforts aimed at evacuating civilians from IS area in Syria
Efforts aimed at evacuating civilians from IS area in Syria

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) - A spokesman for a U.S.-backed Syrian force fighting the Islamic State said Tuesday a military operation aimed at ousting the extremists from their last remaining area in eastern Syria will commence after separating or evacuating civilians holed up with them.

Pakistani PM says he
Pakistani PM says he's willing to talk but warns India

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's prime minister offered Tuesday to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

In photos: Winners of the World Restaurant Awards
In photos: Winners of the World Restaurant Awards

North Korea envoy separated from his daughter, says defector
North Korea envoy separated from his daughter, says defector

A North Korean diplomat who reportedly defected from his embassy in Rome last year has been separated from his daughter after she was forcefully repatriated to Pyongyang, an ex-colleague who has now settled in the South said Tuesday. Jo Song Gil, who went into hiding with his wife and is reportedly seeking asylum, "could not manage to get his daughter to join them," said Thae Yong Ho, who also fled his post as the North's deputy ambassador to Britain in August 2016. Thae last month urged the Korean government to protect Jo and wrote an open letter asking him to come to the South so "they can work together to help the two Koreas reunify".

Pakistan says India using UN court for
Pakistan says India using UN court for 'political theater'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.

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