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Bautista drives in 7, Mets set record in 24-4 win over Phils
Bautista drives in 7, Mets set record in 24-4 win over Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs and the New York Mets set a franchise record for runs, forcing the Phillies to use two position players for the final three innings of a 24-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday.

Ecuador tightens entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells
Ecuador tightens entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 23:52:38Z

Members of the Andean Community - which includes Venezuela and Ecuador - have an existing agreement that allows citizens to cross borders between member countries with only their national ID cards. "As of this Saturday the government will require that anyone entering Ecuador present his or her

Air Canada
Air Canada's Ben Smith named head of Air France-KLM
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 23:42:05Z

Air France-KLM named its first non-French chief executive on Thursday, handing the reins to Air Canada's Ben Smith despite strong resistance from the group's powerful trade unions. It was "inconceivable that the Air France company, French since 1933, falls into the hands of a foreign executive

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43
Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died.

John David Washington Says He Didn
John David Washington Says He Didn't Use A 'White Voice' In 'BlacKkKlansman.' He Used A 'Hate Voice.'

There's a scene in Spike Lee's new joint, "BlacKkKlansman," in which the main

Pentagon says China military
Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 23:00:04Z

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China's efforts to increase its global influence, with defense spending that the Pentagon estimates exceeded $190 billion in 2017. "Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against U.S. and allied targets," the report said, using an acronym for China's People's Liberation Army. The report comes as China and the United States plan to hold trade talks, offering hope they might resolve an escalating tariff conflict that...

Patti LaBelle Puts Feud Rumors To Rest With Moving Tribute To Aretha Franklin
Patti LaBelle Puts Feud Rumors To Rest With Moving Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Singers Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle long had been rumored to have a pretty disharmonious relationship - though both have denied it.

The Huge Problem With Fox News
The Huge Problem With Fox News' Apology For Confusing Aretha Franklin And Patti LaBelle

Fox News issued a confusing apology after the network showed an image of Patti

Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions
Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says
Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says

As Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury's shocking

Pope Francis expresses 'shame and sorrow' over Pennsylvania paedophile priest scandal 
Pope Francis expresses 'shame and sorrow' over Pennsylvania paedophile priest scandal 

Pope Francis has expressed "shame and sorrow" over the latest paedophile priest scandal and vowed to "root out this tragic horror". The Vatican said Francis was "on the side" of victims following recent revelations that 301 "predator priests" operated in the US state of Pennsylvania over the last seven decades, in many cases having their crimes covered up by the Church. In a statement the Vatican said: "Victims should know that the pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them, to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent. "There are two words that can...

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee
US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 20:48:21Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump administration's criticism of the resettlement program's vetting process.

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Vatican feels 'shame and sorrow' over U.S. grand jury report on abuse
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 20:38:01Z

The Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow". The grand jury on Tuesday released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. In a statement, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke also said the Catholic Church "must learn hard lessons from its past", and that the Vatican vowed to hold abusers and enablers accountable.

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CNN's Don Lemon Brought To Tears Remembering Aretha Franklin

CNN anchor Don Lemon didn't hold back in reacting on air to the news of Aretha

Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals
Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966.

What's behind Saudi Arabia's summer of discontent?
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 20:16:04Z

For Saudi watchers, the headlines out of the kingdom this summer - women's activists jailed, clerics silenced, a diplomatic row with Canada - have been perplexing, even jarring. After all, despite Saudi Arabia's failing war in Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has an iron grip on power in the oil-rich kingdom and no serious internal rivals and remains in control over one of the wealthiest economies in the world. Within the Saudi government, the crown prince controls the economy, defense, military, and foreign policy portfolios.

Can you tell Motorola
Can you tell Motorola's new phone apart from Apple's iPhone X?

Motorola's new P30 smartphone is getting roasted online for looking almost exactly like the iPhone X.It's not the only phone that sports a strikingly similar look as Apple's flagship phone, but it's the latest example of an amusing trend. Here's a quiz to see if you can tell

Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh
Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for

Jury deliberates in ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort
Jury deliberates in ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort's trial

The six men and six women received final instructions from U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis before retreating to a room in the federal courthouse in Alexandria, outside Washington, to weigh the 18 criminal counts brought against Manafort, 69, by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The case is the first to go to trial stemming from Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, although the charges largely predate Manafort's five months working on Trump's campaign, including three as chairman. Trump has called Mueller's investigation a witch hunt and has complained about Manafort's treatment.

U.S. Secretary of State names special representative for Iran
U.S. Secretary of State names special representative for Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as special representative for Iran. The move came as the administration prepared to increase economic pressure on Iran to force it to end its nuclear program and support for militant groups in the Middle East. Hook will lead the Iran Action Group to coordinate the State Department's actions on Iran, Pompeo told a news conference.

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Ginger from 'Gilligan's Island' Looks Incredible at 84 - See New Photo of Actress Tina Louise

Decades after her three-hour tour went awry, Tina Louise, who famously played Ginger on "Gilligan's Island," stepped out in Los Angeles looking as youthful as ever.

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?
Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

TRURO, Mass. (AP) - On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off the coast of Massachusetts since 2012.

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks
Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 18:04:59Z

The vote comes after more than 300 hundred U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people. "A central pillar of President Trump's politics is a sustained assault on the free press," said the editorial by the Boston Globe, which coordinated publication among more than 350 newspapers.

U.S. bishops urge Vatican, lay investigation into ex-cardinal abuses
U.S. bishops urge Vatican, lay investigation into ex-cardinal abuses
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 18:00:06Z

The call comes two days after a Pennsylvania grand jury released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. "Whatever the details may turn out to be regarding Archbishop McCarrick or the many abuses in Pennsylvania (or anywhere else), we already know that one root cause is the failure of episcopal leadership," Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement.

The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law
The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law

One of the most damning findings from the recent grand jury investigation into

Colorado Mom Shanann Watts Allegedly Killed by Husband Chris Watts Gushed About Him Online
Colorado Mom Shanann Watts Allegedly Killed by Husband Chris Watts Gushed About Him Online

Chris Watts reportedly confessed to killing his wife and two children.

The Paul Manafort Jury Is Now Deliberating. Here Are the Charges
The Paul Manafort Jury Is Now Deliberating. Here Are the Charges

The fate of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is in the hands of 12 jurors in Alexandria, Virginia. Subscribing to a false tax return in 2012, when he reported $5,361,007 in income. Over those years, Manafort failed to declare more than $15 million in income spent on real estate, custom suits, home improvements, antiques, landscaping and other luxury items, according to prosecutors.

US newspapers to Trump: We
US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press - and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The Portland (Maine) Press-Herald said

Japan Had Plans to Build Battleships with 20-Inch Guns. This Is Why It Never Happened.
Japan Had Plans to Build Battleships with 20-Inch Guns. This Is Why It Never Happened.

Had the war not come, Japan would have bankrupted itself spending on these massive ships.

Vitalik Buterin, the multi-millionaire founder of Ethereum, says that Google tried to hire him on an intern
Vitalik Buterin, the multi-millionaire founder of Ethereum, says that Google tried to hire him on an intern's salary
  • Tech
  • 2018-08-16 16:25:18Z

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted out a photo of what appeared to be a job offer from Google earlier this year. Many speculated that Google was attempting to hire Buterin for a secret cryptocurrency project. In May, the founder of cryptocurrency project Etherum, Vitalik Buterin, asked on

On first day of school, Oklahoma girl, 14, stabbed by fellow student
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 15:45:54Z

The girl, who was not identified, was flown to a local hospital and the suspect, 14, was taken into custody. It was not know what prompted the incident at Luther High School, about 25 miles (40 kms) northeast of Oklahoma City, he said. The stabbing in Oklahoma took place in a crowded auditorium, authorities said.

White supremacist scolded live on camera by his father during interview
White supremacist scolded live on camera by his father during interview

The organiser of a white supremacist march in Washington DC at the weekend has been left red-faced, after a video emerged showing him being scolded by his father during an interview in his family home. Jason Kessler, 34, organised last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, which resulted in the death of counter protester Heather Heyer. He organised an anniversary march in DC this weekend, which was attended by a few dozen people, and dwarfed by a huge counter-protest. In a clip circulated on Tuesday, originally filmed in June, he was recording an hour-long livestream with the alt-Right Patrick Little discussing Jews, when his father barged in furiously told him off,...

Vice President Mike Pence Prays With Mollie Tibbetts' Family During Visit to Iowa
Vice President Mike Pence Prays With Mollie Tibbetts' Family During Visit to Iowa

The missing college student hasn't been seen since July 18.

Walmart and Cisco results, trade optimism lift Wall Street
Walmart and Cisco results, trade optimism lift Wall Street

Walmart shares (WMT.N) surged 9.5 percent, the most on the S&P 500, after the retailer said U.S. comparable sales grew the most in a decade and posted strong e-commerce sales. The S&P retailers index (.SPXRT) gained 0.63 percent. All of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with technology stocks (

Trump
Trump's military parade is estimated to cost $92 million - $80 million more than earlier estimate
  • Tech
  • 2018-08-16 15:16:00Z

A Pentagon spokesman said in an email to CNBC that the Defense Department expects to make an announcement soon, but he would not comment further. The parade is slated for Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.

Respect: Remembering Aretha Franklin
Respect: Remembering Aretha Franklin's 10 greatest performances

To honor the phenomenal woman that Rolling Stone declared the "Greatest Singer of All Time," we have compiled a list of her 10 most iconic performances.

Exiled Venezuelan supreme court
Exiled Venezuelan supreme court 'sentences' Maduro over corruption
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 14:46:04Z

Venezuela's opposition-run supreme court in exile has sentenced President Nicolas Maduro to 18 years in prison over the infamous Odebrecht corruption scandal, a move dismissed by the regime. The court -- convening in Bogota, the capital of neighboring Colombia -- also fined Maduro $35 billion for

Celebrity Fans And Friends React To Aretha Franklin
Celebrity Fans And Friends React To Aretha Franklin's Death With Loving Tributes

Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, her publicist

Trump Changes Tune on Dollar After Talking Down the Currency
Trump Changes Tune on Dollar After Talking Down the Currency

President Donald Trump looks to have changed his tune on the U.S. dollar -- at least for now. After repeatedly talking down the value of the currency in the past, Trump boasted on Twitter on Thursday that investors were pouring money into the greenback -- a development that would tend to push the currency

Ford Isn't Great, but GE Stock Is an Absolute Disaster

With just a quick glance General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Ford Motor (NYSE:F) appear to be cut from the same cloth. Both were once at the top of their game, but recently, both F and GE stock have been destroyed as the sheer passage of time has made the two companies much less relevant. When one takes a closer look, however, it becomes clear that General Electric and Ford aren't exactly carbon copies of one another.

Husband Charged With Murder After Making TV Plea for Missing Family
Husband Charged With Murder After Making TV Plea for Missing Family's Safe Return

After making a plea for the safe return of his pregnant wife and two daughters on TV, Christopher Watts was arrested in their disappearance.

'Lunchtime got a whole lot more exciting': Tim Cook posts gif of Apple Park's spectacular sliding doors

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a gif of the giant sliding doors at Apple Park. Previous aerial footage of Apple Park show the doors and lunch area under construction. Apple's giant new headquarters in Cupertino, California, is nicknamed the "spaceship" - and Tim Cook's latest peak behind

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning
Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.

Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy
Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy'

Hundreds of U.S. newspapers are banding together this week to fight back

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on the press
Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on the press
  • US
  • 2018-08-16 09:53:02Z

The Boston Globe and the New York Times took part in the push along with more than 350 other newspapers of all sizes including some in states that Trump won during the 2016 presidential election. The Globe's editorial accused Trump of carrying out a "sustained assault on the free press." "The greatness of America is dependent on the role of a free press to speak the truth to the powerful," the Globe's editorial said. "To label the press 'the enemy of the people' is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries." Trump has frequently criticized journalists and described news reports that contradict his opinion or policy positions as...

Dear Millennials: This Is Where I Would Move If I Were You
Dear Millennials: This Is Where I Would Move If I Were You

Learn how to optimize your career and pay with one move.

Turkey
Turkey's lira is rallying after a $15 billion loan from Qatar

Turkey's lira crashed to an all-time low against the dollar on Monday, but has since been recovering. Qatar boosted the emerging market currency on Thursday with a $15 billion loan. You can follow the lira live on Markets Insider.

China rebuffs Philippines president
China rebuffs Philippines president's South China Sea rebuke
  • World
  • 2018-08-16 06:59:33Z

China rebuffed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's call for Beijing to rethink its conduct in the South China Sea on Thursday, saying China had the right to react to foreign ships or aircraft that get close to its islands. Duterte said China has no right to repel foreign aircraft and boats passing

Genoa collapse: Hundreds more bridges 'at risk' across Italy as ministers blast highways firm
Genoa collapse: Hundreds more bridges 'at risk' across Italy as ministers blast highways firm

Up to 300 bridges, viaducts and tunnels in Italy are at risk of structural failure, experts warned, as the death toll from the collapse of a bridge in Genoa rose to 39, including three children. There were fears that the number of fatalities could rise further. Matteo Salvini, Italy's interior minister, said it was hard to tell how many people were still unaccounted for simply because they were on holiday or "under the rubble". He said the tragedy demonstrated the importance of increasing investments and hinted that EU spending limits could put lives at risk. "If external constraints prevent us from spending to have safe roads and schools, then it really calls into question whether...

Asylum Seekers Say Illegal Crossings Were Their Only Option
Asylum Seekers Say Illegal Crossings Were Their Only Option

Asylum-seekers start on the path to an illegal crossing long before they actually reach the banks of the Rio Grande.

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