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|Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citation
Three major Montana newspapers have rescinded their endorsements of Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, after the was cited with assault.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 9:20 AM
|Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:52 AM
|Sessions Failed to Disclose Russian Meetings
Rachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff Sessions leaving off his meetings from his security clearance form.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:06 PM
|‘Knuckles turning white’: Macron is a match for the Trump power handshake
Of President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which he has bestowed upon various world leaders since taking office. Trump and the newly elected Macron met in Brussels before a NATO summit and held the customary photo op, complete with an intense handshake.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 12:39 PM
|Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late Thursday that Alabama can proceed with the execution of Tommy Arthur, an inmate once nicknamed the "Houdini" of death row after having seven prior execution dates postponed.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 12:13 AM
|I Won’t Forget What You Said, Pres. Trump Tells Pope Francis
Pres. Trump and Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican on Wednesday in the latest of the president’s high-level meetings at sites that are sacred to the world's three large monotheistic religions.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:39 AM
|Richard Collins III: Father of black student murdered in suspected hate crime accepts his son’s degree
In an emotional ceremony at Maryland's Bowie State University, Richard Collins Jr was cheered as he took the podium. "I really have not tried to process motive or intentions behind this yet," he told NBC News before the ceremony. Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with his murder.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:22 AM
|Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearing
In testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, the president’s budget director faced pointed questions from members of both parties.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 1:46 PM
|Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 7:15 AM
|Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize, not withdraw, after altercation with reporter
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte should apologize for an apparently violent interaction with a reporter, but Ryan also said he would accept the Montanan into the House if he won his special election later in the day. “First, let me just say physical altercations — there’s never a call for physical altercations,” Ryan said when asked whether Gianforte should withdraw from the race. “There is no time where a physical altercation should occur or just between human beings, so that is wrong and it should not have happened.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 12:02 PM
|Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out
The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 11:51 AM
|Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department
"All he needed was a chance," cops said.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 3:07 PM
|Overturned tanker causes massive fire in California
A tanker truck driver was killed when his truck ran off Highway 99, overturned and exploded into flames in Atwater, California, authorities said.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 1:53 AM
|President Trump’s first trip abroad
In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 8:30 AM
|Trump Blurts More Classified Information
Rachel Maddow reports on the revelation that Donald Trump, while on the phone with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, revealed the classified location of U.S. submarines.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:04 PM
|'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The man derisively called the "Houdini" of death row by victims' advocates is asking the courts to halt his execution for an eighth time, saying Alabama's execution method won't properly sedate him before he's injected with drugs to stop his heart and lungs.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 3:56 PM
|DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 3:39 PM
|Christian school bans 'immoral' pregnant teenager from attending her own graduation
A pregnant teenager - an honour student with straights As - has been branded “immoral” by her school and told she cannot attend its graduation ceremony. Officials at Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland, said Maddi Runkles, 18, was not welcome at the event because she had to be held “accountable for her immorality”. “Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” David Hobbs, the school administrator, said in a statement.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 5:03 PM
|Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse
A Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed "illegally", authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world's highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. "Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and then descended to the south, making him the first Polish, and 15th in the world, to traverse the mountain," read a post on his Facebook page.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:41 AM
|The Facts Behind DNC Staffer Seth Rich’s Death
NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams explains the facts around the killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:42 AM
|Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 6:02 PM
|Good service dog makes it into school yearbook right next to his human
Service dogs deserve recognition for the great deeds they perform daily. To them, they aren't even great deeds. They are just ... deeds. Andrew "AJ" Schalk, a 16-year-old junior at Stafford High School in Virginia, certainly wanted to give his service dog, Alpha, the respect that was deserved for someone who has saved his life several times. So he asked his school if they'd be willing to give his dog a spot in the yearbook, and the result is adorable. That's a GOOD dog if I've ever seen one. SEE ALSO: Inspirational golden retriever perfectly demonstrates how to get swole for the summer Just a boy and his (service) dog pic.twitter.com/uM5f9P9X3V — AJ (@t1dfighter_aj) May 18, 2017 Schalk was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2009. "The decision to get a service dog came about just to have greater control over my blood sugar and A1C, and Alpha has even saved my life on multiple occasions," Schalk said. As Schalk's service dog, Alpha's job is to alert Schalk if his blood sugar is getting too low or too high by sniffing his breath. If undetected, Schalk could be in danger. But with Alpha on the case, he has peace of mind. Andrew Schalk and his good boy, Alpha.Image: Andrew SchalkAlpha joined Schalk's family when he was four months old, and has now been with Schalk for three and a half years. Halfway through the previous school year, Schalk started bringing Alpha with him to school. "I started by bringing him once a week, then twice, and so on and so forth until he was fully acclimated," Schalk explained. Alpha is now a consistent presence at Stafford High, attending classes with Schalk every day. Image: andrew schalk"Alpha is not a distraction at all!" Schalk said. "He lays under my desk during class, and even though everyone knows he is there, everyone still pays attention to class and loves having him there." Who wouldn't love knowing that there is a dog nearby at all times? We sure wouldn't mind. Alpha is so beloved at the school, in fact, that when Schalk asked if he could be in the yearbook the request was happily granted. "I talked to a friend of mine in the yearbook club and asked of we could get Alpha into the yearbook," Schalk said. "She took it to the teacher in charge and all the teachers and administration were 100% supportive." Good boy Alpha also got himself an official student ID. Alpha clearly dressed up for picture day.Image: andrew schalk"All my classmates loved seeing Alpha in the yearbook," Schalk said. "And people that I didn't know loved the surprise of having a service dog in the yearbook." Schalk, a junior, has one more year of high school left, and that means Alpha gets to make another yearbook cameo. "I for sure plan on having him in the yearbook next year as well," Schalk confirmed. WATCH: These worms may solve the plastic waste problem
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:13 PM
|THAAD Deployment Will Weaken Kim Jong Un's Leverage
A top American military commander in Seoul said Thursday that a "very dangerous situation" is looming over the Korean peninsula.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 5:29 AM
|Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing
By Elizabeth Piper and Estelle Shirbon BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure, in a rare public show of dissatisfaction with Britain's closest security ally.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 5:26 PM
|3 federal prison guards charged with sex abuse of inmates
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse scandal, authorities said.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 8:45 PM
|Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise
Ever wondered what Hawaii’s famous waves look like from the inside? Photographer and non- commissioned officer in the United States Army, Marco Mitre shares the beauty of the shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 11:32 AM
|Britain 'furious' over US leaks on Manchester attack
London (AFP) - "Furious" British officials scolded their US counterparts on Wednesday following repeated leaks of shared material about the investigation into the deadly Manchester terror attack. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd roasted the US Department of Homeland Security and other intelligence branches after the bomber's identity and details of the probe leaked out to US media before British officials felt ready to disclose them. The pictures were apparently taken by police investigators and, according to British government ministry sources, leaked by US counterparts they had been shared with.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:40 PM
|Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up
Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 3:08 PM
|Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial
Opening arguments are set to begin June 5.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 12:31 PM
|BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six
This shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 1:20 PM
|Russia's Gigantic New Submarine Has Enormous "Wings"
The submarine will be twice as long as a jumbo jet.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:53 PM
|House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:42 PM
|Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'madman with nuclear weapons' in call with Rodrigo Duterte
Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “madman with nuclear weapons” in a phone call with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. A transcript of the controversial phone call, obtained by multiple news outlets, suggests the two leaders spoke extensively about North Korea and the possibility of a nuclear attack. “We can’t let a madman with nuclear weapons on the loose like that.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:03 PM
|El Salvador sentences gang members to 390 years over massacre
A court in El Salvador on Wednesday sentenced seven members of a notorious criminal gang to 390 years in prison each for their part in a March 2016 massacre that shocked the crime-ravaged Central American country. The men, part of the "Barrio 18 Revolutionaries" gang, received a 35-year prison sentence for each of the 11 victims killed in the massacre, plus five years for their affiliations with illegal gangs, the attorney general's office said on Twitter. Authorities have said the gang members early last year kidnapped and killed three day laborers and eight workers of an electric company in the quiet town of San Juan Opico, some 27 miles northeast of the capital San Salvador.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 7:50 PM
|What It Takes to Get Accepted Into the Ivy League
Many students dream of attending one of the colleges in the elite Ivy League for their undergraduate education.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 8:00 AM
|Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 3:21 PM
|Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast
A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:06 AM
|Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Attack Victims Receive Outpouring of Support
Stephen Jones, 35, and Chris Parker, 33, rushed to help after the devastating blast was detonated near one of the Manchester Arena's exits.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:41 AM
|Tesla Model 3 leaked data suggests 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds
More details on the Tesla Model 3 have emerged ahead of the car’s July debut. Slides comparing the Model 3 with the Model S recently surfaced on a Tesla enthusiast site and are said to have been supplied by a company insider. The slides are allegedly part of a Tesla campaign to train salespeople to upsell customers a Model S over the production-constrained Model 3.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 9:00 AM
|The Latest Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Is The Prettiest Of Them All
You *have* to try it.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:44 PM
|Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attack
BALTIMORE (AP) — A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 5:04 PM
|Montana election down to wire after Republican 'bodyslam'
A special congressional election in Montana -- considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's presidency -- was on a razor's edge Thursday after the Republican candidate faced accusations he assaulted a journalist. Greg Gianforte -- a wealthy businessman who had been expected to comfortably win Thursday's contest until recent weeks -- faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted of misdemeanor assault against a journalist from the British newspaper The Guardian. The race was already under close monitoring by Republicans concerned about possible cracks in support for Trump during his early, crisis-ridden tenure.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 10:06 PM
|Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington
Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said the resolution was voted and passed with "a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts" and added the incident, which took place during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet President Donald Trump, was a result of negligence by U.S. authorities.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 4:52 PM
|Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day
Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a "crazy cat person" who "loves cats". Among other requirements includes "cattitude" — whatever that means. The ideal candidate will have a track record of feeding stray cats in your locality and they'll feel "warm and fuzzy" when they pet cats. Image: justcats.ieThat's not all you'll need, though... You'll also need to have "gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time". *Better crack out that hand lotion now, eh?!* You'll also need to be "softly spoke" and "capable of cat whispering" to calm the nerves of more nervous cats. It doesn't end there, though..... You'll also need to possess the rare skill of understanding different types of purring. And, on top of all that? You'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland.
Wannabe cat cuddlers can apply by sending CVs and cover letters to
. Good luck. WATCH: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 8:19 AM
|Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-May
A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who turned themselves in by the end of the month, calling on them to lay down their arms ahead of an expected assault on the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which groups Kurdish and Arab fighters, has advanced to within a few kilometers (miles) of Raqqa city at the nearest point, in an offensive that got underway in November to encircle and capture the city. The SDF, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, said earlier this month it expects to launch the final assault on Raqqa in early summer.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 5:15 AM
|Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story
Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 story. But Samsung designers aren’t the only ones that have exaggerated tales about their creations, and we’ve got one more such example for you. This time around, it comes from an Apple designer, although it doesn’t concern an Apple product.
Marc Newson created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that retails for $12,000. It’s handcrafted, and it contains noisy nanoballs instead of boring sand. No, there’s absolutely no reason to buy one, even if it’s a Newson creation.
The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. It contains 1.3 million tiny copper balls that measure just 0.6mm in diameter, and measures precisely 10 minutes.
But the way Newson and Hodinkee describe it makes it sound like something that’s actually worth buying/watching/enjoying. It’s not.
“Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either,” Hodinkee says. “Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.” Alright.
"It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality," Newson says in the promo video at the end of this post.
"On one hand, you're witnessing time. But on the other hand, it's completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense."
It doesn’t. And, look, the actual manufacturing of the hourglass is impressive itself. The glass object requires a certain precision, and it’s hand made, which is remarkable. It’s just Hodinkee and Newson’s design stories that are annoying.
“Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words,” the blog post explains. “The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the bottom chamber, the flow begin to change surface patterns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hitting the glass and one another as they settle at the bottom, is utterly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a little giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes.” Mkay.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:03 PM
|Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 10:30 AM
|Chris Cornell Reportedly Seemed ‘High’ During His Final Concert
Chris Cornell’s tour manager and house engineer has come forward to say that the Soundgarden singer seemed “high” during the final concert he performed in before his death, echoing sentiments by his wife that his suicide may have been unintentional.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:54 PM
|13 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes for Any Occasion
This article, 13 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes for Any Occasion, originally appeared on Chowhound.
POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:07 AM
|Miss Black Texas 2016 says she as wrongfully arrested
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — An East Texas police chief is on leave pending investigation after he was accused of wrongfully arresting Miss Black Texas 2016.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 9:39 PM