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Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:01:59 GMT
Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

A youth-led anti-gun movement born out of Florida's deadly school shooting stages its first protest.
Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'beyond imagination'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:28:51 GMT
Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'beyond imagination'

A UN relief co-ordinator says he is deeply worried about civilians trapped in the Eastern Ghouta.
Pence and N Korea 'planned to meet'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:37:50 GMT
Pence and N Korea 'planned to meet'

But the North's delegation pulled out of the scheduled meeting at the last minute, say US officials.
Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:48:15 GMT
Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Ali Ouattara's son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain.
Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:04:06 GMT
Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Locals describe a "wild few hours" after their outback community was hit by a storm.
Pope's investigator meets Chile sex abuse victims
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:46:36 GMT
Pope's investigator meets Chile sex abuse victims

Archbishop Charles Scicluna is looking into accusations that a bishop covered up abuse.
Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:52:23 GMT
Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour

Khalid Jabara was shot dead outside his home after his family was harassed for months.
German army problems 'dramatically bad', report says
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:55:49 GMT
German army problems 'dramatically bad', report says

The report highlights numerous issues with the Bundeswehr, including disrepair and a lack of staff.
Latvia central banker Rimševics 'targeted by disinformation'
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:12:52 GMT
Latvia central banker Rimševics 'targeted by disinformation'

Latvia's defence ministry says corruption claims against Ilmars Rimševics could be disinformation.
Serena Williams: Former world number one says she almost died giving birth
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:00:38 GMT
Serena Williams: Former world number one says she almost died giving birth

Former world number one Serena Williams says she almost died giving birth to her daughter in September last year.
Lawyer charged in Trump-Russia inquiry
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:47:43 GMT
Lawyer charged in Trump-Russia inquiry

Alex van der Zwaan, the 19th person to be charged, pleads guilty to making false statements.
Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:47 GMT
Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.
Florida shooting: 'Enough is enough'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:04:16 GMT
Florida shooting: 'Enough is enough'

Students from a school that saw a mass shooting lobby for tighter gun control with their new movement, NeverAgain.
Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:55:03 GMT
Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.
Face to face with a crocodile while collecting its eggs
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:25:06 GMT
Face to face with a crocodile while collecting its eggs

Australia's Djelk Rangers are paid to collect eggs from crocodile nests but it's a dangerous job.
Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:05:28 GMT
Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain'

Over 200 people have been killed in the rebel-held region outside of Damascus, Syria.
Trump signs memorandum on gun 'bump stocks'
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:06:09 GMT
Trump signs memorandum on gun 'bump stocks'

Mr Trump signs an order to ban bump-stock devices that convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons.
Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:13:50 GMT
Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew

Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle.
Winter Olympics: Is skier Elizabeth Swaney a legend or a chancer?
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:53 GMT
Winter Olympics: Is skier Elizabeth Swaney a legend or a chancer?

Elizabeth Swaney qualified for Pyeongchang through a loophole and her tactics have divided opinion.
Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president'
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:28:55 GMT
Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president'

The US pop star praised her son adopted from Malawi, saying he would become its future president.
Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the 'best' and worst' Olympian
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:01:48 GMT
Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the 'best' and worst' Olympian

Elizabeth Swaney made it to the Olympics via a loophole; hilarious and inspirational or just unfair?
Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:27:13 GMT
Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again

President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.
Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:11:34 GMT
Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy

A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion.
Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:56:58 GMT
Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers

China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.
Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:26:24 GMT
Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.
Letter from Africa: Mugabe 'unloved' on his birthday
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:06:34 GMT
Letter from Africa: Mugabe 'unloved' on his birthday

Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.
Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:47:46 GMT
Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings

After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop school shootings in the US?
Selling Siberia to the world through cosmetics
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:27:42 GMT
Selling Siberia to the world through cosmetics

How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs.
The dirtiest place in your kitchen may surprise you...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:38:16 GMT
The dirtiest place in your kitchen may surprise you...

Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?
Mathias Cormann: The ex-Belgian running Australia this week
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:34:17 GMT
Mathias Cormann: The ex-Belgian running Australia this week

Mathias Cormann only began learning English aged 23 - now he will be the nation's temporary leader.
US school shootings tracker to keep people aware
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:43:45 GMT
US school shootings tracker to keep people aware

Counting and remembering ever school shooting to stop US becoming 'desensitised'.
Trump could use his good standing with Second Amendment activists to make a case for gun reforms
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:34:14 GMT
CNN to hold town hall with students and Florida's politicians
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:42:24 GMT
CNN to hold town hall with students and Florida's politicians

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has set off a national discussion on gun laws and how to keep communities safe.
Florida school shooting survivor says he is not a crisis actor
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:10:16 GMT
Florida school shooting survivor says he is not a crisis actor

David Hogg has become a strong voice among survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and some are calling him a "crisis actor" and a pawn for anti-gun legislation.
Survivor: Trump Jr. 'disgusting' for endorsing false story
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:12:07 GMT
Survivor: Trump Jr. 'disgusting' for endorsing false story

Student activist and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, David Hogg, calls alt-right conspiracy theories about the shooting "disturbing" and responds to Donald Trump Jr. endorsing it.
Anderson Cooper slams 'sick' alt-right conspiracy theories
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:44:42 GMT
Anderson Cooper slams 'sick' alt-right conspiracy theories

CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts alt-right conspiracy theories cropping up after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida — one particularly endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter.
Florida lawmakers won't even consider an AR-15 ban
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:23:23 GMT
Congress wonders if this time will be different for gun control
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:53:52 GMT
Congress wonders if this time will be different for gun control

In America, gun violence has become a reoccurring fact of life, and the response to it is even more predictable.
Analysis: 1 number that explains the madness of gun politics
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:59:29 GMT
These Florida lawmakers took money from the NRA
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:56:49 GMT
NYT: Kushner pushes back on keeping classified info access
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:30:12 GMT
NYT: Kushner pushes back on keeping classified info access

White House officials Jared Kushner and John Kelly are privately feuding over Kushner's access to classified information despite having only an interim security clearance, according to a report in The New York Times.
Trump accuser says she's 'not surprised' he called her a liar
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:05:32 GMT
Trump accuser says she's 'not surprised' he called her a liar

Rachel Crooks says she is "not surprised" that President Donald Trump called her a liar.
Accuser fires back: He should be afraid
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:30:49 GMT
Accuser fires back: He should be afraid

Trump accuser Rachel Crooks responds after President Donald Trump directs a tweet at her.
The Trump supporters used by Russia
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:28:21 GMT
Lawyer pleads guilty to lying about interaction with former Trump campaign aide
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:11:34 GMT
Lawyer pleads guilty to lying about interaction with former Trump campaign aide

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a charge against a lawyer for lying to investigators about his interaction with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates in September 2016.
Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, but they canceled
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:50:54 GMT
Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, but they canceled

US Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un's sister, during his politically charged visit to the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this month, his office confirmed on Tuesday.
Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:13:08 GMT
Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban so-called bump stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly.
Opinion: Donald Trump Jr. sells America's integrity cheap
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:51:42 GMT
Opinion: Donald Trump Jr. sells America's integrity cheap

With Donald Trump as President, American integrity is on sale -- get it while it lasts.
Trump Jr.: Wait, I can't do deals?
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:47:02 GMT
Trump Jr.: Wait, I can't do deals?

Donald Trump Jr. dismissed suggestions that his family is profiting from his father's presidency on the first day of a tour of India to promote luxury apartments.
3M to pay $850M to end 2010 pollution case
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:19:30 GMT
AT&T names first three cities to get its 5G network
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:59:26 GMT
'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinian negotiator
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:27:26 GMT
'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinian negotiator

Pledging she "will not shut up," US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Trump administration will not change its decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Why Thomas Friedman issued a 'code red' warning to America
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:11 GMT
Tavis Smiley sues PBS, saying sexual misconduct investigation was biased
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:40:49 GMT
Husband of woman who went missing at sea faces charge
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:56:48 GMT
Husband of woman who went missing at sea faces charge

A British man who is already in US federal custody will face a second-degree murder charge in connection with the disappearance of his wife, who went missing while the couple sailed through the Florida Straits last year, according to a criminal complaint.
US picking a fight with its biggest creditor
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:56:54 GMT
Oklahoma man gets life in prison for killing neighbor in hate crime
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:50:14 GMT
Oklahoma man gets life in prison for killing neighbor in hate crime

Stanley Vernon Majors, the Oklahoma man who gunned down his Lebanese neighbor in what prosecutors said was a hate crime, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Dallas official wants NRA to move convention to another city
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:35:31 GMT
Dallas official wants NRA to move convention to another city

The National Rifle Association should move its annual convention from Dallas to somewhere else after last week's massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students dead, a Dallas city official says.
Why razors got cheaper and shampoo pricier
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:20:13 GMT
'Black Panther' actor is also a Dreamer
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:46:40 GMT
'Black Panther' actor is also a Dreamer

He's in the biggest film in the world right now and he's undocumented.
Newsweek publishes critical piece on company after staffers threaten to resign
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:23:10 GMT
Is former foe Trump's new best frenemy?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:56:25 GMT
Is former foe Trump's new best frenemy?

Trump endorses Romney despite both saying terrible things about each other. Jeanne Moos has the insult-fest.
Vicious brawl erupts on cruise ship
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:44:08 GMT
Vicious brawl erupts on cruise ship

Twenty-three passengers were removed from a Carnival Cruise ship in Eden, Australia, after a series of brawls took place, according to Carnival Cruises and New South Wales Police.
Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:16:12 GMT
Iceland proposes ban on male circumcision

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.
Alcohol linked to increased dementia risk
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:30:13 GMT
Alcohol linked to increased dementia risk

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.
NBA commissioner responds to Jay-Z
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:49:39 GMT
NBA commissioner responds to Jay-Z

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to discuss the challenges of being the head of a sports league right now, tackling racism and a shifting business environment.
Queen Elizabeth's surprise visit to Fashion Week
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:20:37 GMT
Queen Elizabeth's surprise visit to Fashion Week

A Swarovski-studded Queen Elizabeth II graced the front row of London Fashion Week, brushing shoulders with longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour, during a surprise visit to the event on Tuesday. The 91-year-old monarch, wearing a powder blue tweed dress and jacket by her personal advisor Angela Kelly, could be seen chatting with Wintour and clapping her black-gloved hands as models walked in British designer Richard Quinn's runway show.
Photos: 90 years of style from the queen's wardrobe
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:10:53 GMT
Queen says crown could break your neck
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:58:22 GMT
Queen says crown could break your neck

In a new Smithsonian Channel documentary airing January 14, Queen Elizabeth II recounts her 1953 coronation.
Supermodel looks back on her iconic career
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:26:36 GMT
Supermodel looks back on her iconic career

It may seem inconceivable that a supermodel could struggle with insecurity but I did. When I first heard the term supermodel it resonated with me and gave me strength. By transforming into a "superman" persona and allowing myself to embrace that character, I was able to live beyond any self-imposed limitations and accomplish much more than I thought I was capable of.
Lady Gaga explains why Donatella Versace is an icon
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:28:01 GMT
Lady Gaga explains why Donatella Versace is an icon

Donatella Versace is one of the fashion industry's most recognizable figures. Versace's fans call her an icon, a title that was further established at the Fashion Awards hosted in London at the end of last year when she received the Fashion Icon award.
See Fergie's performance that raised eyebrows
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:27:46 GMT
See Fergie's performance that raised eyebrows

Singer Fergie delivered a sultry rendition of the National Anthem at the star-studded NBA All-Star Game, which took many by surprise.
Even Roseanne Barr is throwing shade on Fergie
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:50:31 GMT
Even Roseanne Barr is throwing shade on Fergie

It's rough when even Roseanne Barr makes jokes about your singing.
From Tokyo to Paris without leaving the ground
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:45:36 GMT
From Tokyo to Paris without leaving the ground

Imagine jet-setting from Tokyo to Paris, enjoying first-class travel, a four-course dinner and a city tour -- all without leaving the ground.
Teen's invention could save lives in a shooting
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:28:26 GMT
Teen's invention could save lives in a shooting

A Wisconsin teenager developed "JustinKase," a device that *will help* keep shooters out of the classroom even if the lock is destroyed by gunshot.
Cape Town diary: For the first time, I'm optimistic
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:02:50 GMT
Cape Town diary: For the first time, I'm optimistic

Driving through a middle-class suburb of Cape Town a few days ago, I noticed about 20 people lined up in an orderly queue on the sidewalk. As I got closer, I saw that everyone was carrying plastic containers, and some even had garbage bins.
How to keep your kids from being ignorant with money
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:27:24 GMT
Parkland students: We are trying to succeed where the adults have failed
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:09:52 GMT
First ladies: Are the rules finally changing?
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:49:31 GMT
To stop mass shootings, fix culture of hate
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:07:22 GMT
To stop mass shootings, fix culture of hate

Hate is a problem that affects all of us, a reality we were reminded of when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people. As more information about Cruz emerges, it is becoming clear he had a sordid history of espousing racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views on social media.
Serena Williams: My life-threatening experience
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:32:24 GMT
Serena Williams: My life-threatening experience

I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia.
To understand Russia threat, read Homer
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:40:16 GMT
The mom's story I could not forget
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:27:31 GMT
The mom's story I could not forget

Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they end.
What's in a name? In global affairs, street signs can be political irritants
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:28:25 GMT
What's in a name? In global affairs, street signs can be political irritants

Olive Branch Street in Ankara, Turkey. Boris Nemtsov Plaza in Washington, DC. Bobby Sands Street in Tehran, Iran.
CNN Investigation: #MeToo in the courts
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:35:11 GMT
Trump's Russia tweets, translated
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:47:39 GMT
Trump's Russia tweets, translated

In seeking to honor President Donald Trump's holiday wishes, let's reflect here on what's been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed.
The Point: Why the new Pennsylvania map is a 'huge' deal in the fight for House control
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:13:15 GMT
The Point: Why the new Pennsylvania map is a 'huge' deal in the fight for House control

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state's congressional lines in advance of the 2018 election. (The court had previously ruled that the map drawn by Republicans earlier in the decade was driven mainly by partisan consideration and therefore in violation of the state's constitution.)
The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:34:49 GMT
The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn

Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.
28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:04:12 GMT
28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom

An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.
Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:50:00 GMT
Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension

A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job, according to newly released data.
Woman who cared for Florida gunman reportedly wants to control his inheritance
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:45:00 GMT
Woman who cared for Florida gunman reportedly wants to control his inheritance

The alleged gunman who police say murdered 17 people during a shooting rampage at a Florida high school last week is reportedly set to receive a massive inheritance from his late mother.
FOX411's snap of the day
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:01:39 GMT
Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal

Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options.
Want infrastructure? Washington can help by getting out of the way
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Want infrastructure? Washington can help by getting out of the way

Politicians in Washington are struggling to build bridges across the political aisle. But they could improve the political climate if they’d focus on the actual building (and repairing) of bridges.
Stop the intelligence games over Russia - release the documents!
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Stop the intelligence games over Russia - release the documents!

U.S. intelligence officials have been interfering in American politics since the middle of the 2016 election campaign through their favorite media and politicians.
Why are the salaries of a quarter-million federal employees - paid with your tax dollars - a state secret?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Why are the salaries of a quarter-million federal employees - paid with your tax dollars - a state secret?

Who made the call to redact these salaries, at a time when President Trump has been calling for a downsized federal workforce and a greater emphasis on performance?
Trump going to press dinner: Olive branch or chance to skewer the media?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Trump going to press dinner: Olive branch or chance to skewer the media?

The world may little note nor long remember whether Donald Trump shows up at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Police officer shot in Alabama, leading to standoff
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:49:40 GMT
Police officer shot in Alabama, leading to standoff

A police officer has been shot in Alabama and the suspect is barricaded inside a home.
Democrats' rebuttal to GOP surveillance memo may be released this week, Schiff says
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:45:00 GMT
Democrats' rebuttal to GOP surveillance memo may be released this week, Schiff says

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that he expects his party's rebuttal to a GOP memo on surveillance to be made public this week.
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Trump Moves to Regulate 'Bump Stock' Devices - New York Times
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:32:46 GMT
Trump Moves to Regulate 'Bump Stock' Devices - New York Times


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Trump Moves to Regulate 'Bump Stock' Devices
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WASHINGTON — President Trump — under pressure from angry, grieving students from a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week — ordered the Justice Department on Tuesday to issue regulations banning so-called bump stocks, which ...
Trump, citing 'evil massacre' in Florida, starts talking about gun controlWashington Post
Trump, citing 'evil massacre' in Florida, floats ideas on gun control that could put him at odds with NRAChicago Tribune
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North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, US Says - New York Times
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:45:51 GMT
North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, US Says - New York Times


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North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, US Says
New York Times
Vice President Mike Pence had planned to secretly meet with a high-level delegation of North Korean leaders while he was at the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, according to the State ...
North Korea canceled planned meeting with PenceReuters
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Dutch lawyer pleads guilty to lying about interaction with Rick Gates - CNN
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:39:00 GMT
Dutch lawyer pleads guilty to lying about interaction with Rick Gates - CNN


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Dutch lawyer pleads guilty to lying about interaction with Rick Gates
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Washington (CNN) A European lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation, after he covered up his discussions with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates and a business associate based in ...
Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia InvestigationNew York Times
In Mueller probe, son-in-law of Russian businessman pleads guilty to false statementsWashington Post
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Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points - New York Magazine
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:05:00 GMT
Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points - New York Magazine


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Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points
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Linda Belcher, winner of Tuesday's special election in Kentucky. Photo: Timothy D. Easley/AP/REX/Shutterstock/Timothy D. Easley/AP/REX/Shutterstock. Republicans hoping that predictions of a Democratic midterm wave are overblown got some bad news on ...

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Supreme Court leaves in place California's 10-day wait for gun buyers, rejects 2nd Amendment challenge - Los Angeles Times
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:22:19 GMT
Florida Legislator's Aide Is Fired After He Calls Parkland Students 'Actors' - New York Times
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:30:21 GMT
Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident - USA TODAY
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:50:30 GMT
Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident - USA TODAY


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Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at women who have accused him of sexual misconduct Tuesday, denying one woman's account of a 2006 incident in which she says the real estate mogul forcibly kissed her while waiting for an elevator at Trump Tower ...

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Trump Jr. says missing out on India deals because of father's self-imposed curbs - Reuters
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:28:36 GMT
Trump Jr. says missing out on India deals because of father's self-imposed curbs - Reuters


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Trump Jr. says missing out on India deals because of father's self-imposed curbs
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's elder son described India as an important market for The Trump Organization but said the global company will lose out on new deals because of self-imposed restrictions put in place by his father since ...
Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech in India while helping sell Trump apartmentsPittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Alabama police officer shot, rushed to hospital; suspect barricaded, police say - Fox News
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:17:58 GMT
Alabama police officer shot, rushed to hospital; suspect barricaded, police say - Fox News


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Alabama police officer shot, rushed to hospital; suspect barricaded, police say
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A police officer was shot late Tuesday night in Mobile, Ala., and a suspect was barricaded in a home, FOX 10 reported. The officer was immediately rushed to a hospital in an ambulance, but his condition was unknown. The suspect was reportedly ...

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Dallas Mavericks investigating sexual misconduct claims detailed in 'Sports Illustrated' story - USA TODAY
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:58:39 GMT
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Trump Moves to Regulate 'Bump Stock' Devices
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump — under pressure from angry, grieving students from a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week — ordered the Justice Department on Tuesday to issue regulations banning so-called bump stocks, which ...
Trump, citing 'evil massacre' in Florida, starts talking about gun controlWashington Post
Trump, citing 'evil massacre' in Florida, floats ideas on gun control that could put him at odds with NRAChicago Tribune
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidencyWPXI Pittsburgh
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Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill - New York Times
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:43:05 GMT
Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill - New York Times


New York Times

Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Driven by rage and grief over one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history, students from across the country were taking action in hopes of pushing their lawmakers to rethink their positions on gun control ...
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Mueller Investigation Secures Another Guilty Plea - NPR
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:42:06 GMT
Mueller Investigation Secures Another Guilty Plea - NPR


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Mueller Investigation Secures Another Guilty Plea
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This time, a lawyer who worked with Ukraine lobbyists Paul Manafort and Rick Gates is acknowledging he lied to the FBI. It's part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: This next story turns on an ...
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Supreme Court leaves in place California's 10-day wait for gun buyers, rejects 2nd Amendment challenge - Los Angeles Times
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:22:19 GMT
Dems flip Kentucky House seat held by lawmaker who killed himself - Fox News
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Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues - New York Times
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Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol - CNN
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Student appears to have shot himself in Ohio middle school bathroom, authorities say - Washington Post
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:05:34 GMT
Student appears to have shot himself in Ohio middle school bathroom, authorities say - Washington Post


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Student appears to have shot himself in Ohio middle school bathroom, authorities say
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Authorities on Tuesday said a seventh-grade student was rushed to a hospital after he apparently shot himself in an Ohio middle school boys' bathroom just before 8 a.m. local time. Jackson Township Sheriff Mark Brink told reporters the boy's parents ...
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Chicago Weather: Heavy rains, potholes creating problems on roads across area - WLS-TV
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:33:45 GMT
Chicago Weather: Heavy rains, potholes creating problems on roads across area - WLS-TV


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Chicago Weather: Heavy rains, potholes creating problems on roads across area
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Heavy rain, melting snow and potholes created problems on Chicago area roadways Tuesday, particularly in the southwest suburbs. (WLS). WLS. By Diane Pathieu, Jessica D'Onofrio, Evelyn Holmes, Karen Jordan and Phil Schwarz. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 06 ...
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Nancy Pelosi says Arizonans will be worse off under Trump tax plan - AZCentral.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:27:00 GMT
Nancy Pelosi says Arizonans will be worse off under Trump tax plan - AZCentral.com


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Nancy Pelosi says Arizonans will be worse off under Trump tax plan
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks with Congressional reporter Ronald Hansen on the Republican tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump. Pelosi said the tax plan will be bad for Arizonans. azcentral.com. Nancy Pelosi. House Minority ...
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Europe Edition: Syria, Poland, Winter Olympics: Your Wednesday Briefing
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:14:49 GMT
Europe Edition: Syria, Poland, Winter Olympics: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:14:40 GMT
Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

The president asked the Justice Department to propose regulations that would ban “bump stocks,” which can convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic weapon.
With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:43:29 GMT
With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road

Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything was far from clear.
Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:17:48 GMT
Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed last week, arrived at the state capital late Tuesday.
Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:46:31 GMT
Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder

Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jack Kingston express suspicion toward the teenage survivors. The website Gateway Pundit claims they were coached.
School’s R.O.T.C. Had 3 Cadets Killed. The Gunman Had Been a Member.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:39:54 GMT
School’s R.O.T.C. Had 3 Cadets Killed. The Gunman Had Been a Member.

The Junior R.O.T.C. program at Stoneman Douglas High School attracts hundreds of students who study subjects like leadership, military drilling and marksmanship.
‘Is This the Day I Die?’: Teachers React to the Florida School Shooting
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:30:17 GMT
‘Is This the Day I Die?’: Teachers React to the Florida School Shooting

Teachers and other educators described to us what it’s like to teach amid lockdown drills and fear of attacks.
Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia Investigation
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:51:44 GMT
Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia Investigation

The lawyer admitted lying in an interview with the special counsel about conversations he had with Rick Gates, who served on the Trump campaign.
Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:21:04 GMT
Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

Jared Kushner, frustrated about the issue and concerned that Mr. Kelly has targeted him personally with the directive, has told colleagues that he is reluctant to give up his high-level access.
On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:22:50 GMT
On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Millions of “bots” posing as real users are promoting celebrities, spreading misinformation and sowing discord. And it’s far easier to build a bot than to kill one.
Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:52:49 GMT
Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.
Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:29:56 GMT
Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.
Netanyahu Peril Grows, as Trusted Aide Agrees to Testify
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:11:46 GMT
Netanyahu Peril Grows, as Trusted Aide Agrees to Testify

Avoiding jail time, a senior official turns state’s witness, offering information about ties between Mr. Netanyahu and an Israeli media tycoon.
New Netanyahu Corruption Allegations: The Details
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:34:00 GMT
New Netanyahu Corruption Allegations: The Details

Here is a rundown of the new allegations in the inquiry into the Israeli prime minister and his inner circle, according to the police and Israeli news reports.
Op-Ed Contributor: China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:51:10 GMT
Op-Ed Contributor: China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?

The government’s latest demographic program has unmistakably eugenic undertones.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will 2018 Be as Revolutionary as 1968?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:18:28 GMT
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will 2018 Be as Revolutionary as 1968?

A new generation of rebels is rising in Europe, this time from the right, with echoes of the huge protest movements of 50 years ago.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:23 GMT
Op-Ed Contributor: The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters

There is no reliable cure for angry young men who harbor violent fantasies. The only solution is to keep guns out of their hands.
Op-Ed Contributor: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:15:58 GMT
Op-Ed Contributor: I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns.

A graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School has been close to four mass shootings in Florida. She wants last week’s to be the last.
Op-Ed Columnist: Get Out of Facebook and Into the N.R.A.’s Face
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:55:10 GMT
Op-Ed Columnist: Get Out of Facebook and Into the N.R.A.’s Face

Only raw electoral power can beat the gun lobby.
Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:38:22 GMT
Op-Ed Contributor: How to Monitor Fake News

A software technique could help oversee the spread of disinformation.
Op-Docs: Arctic Boyhood
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:31:01 GMT
Op-Docs: Arctic Boyhood

Coming of age on the Greenland tundra.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:58:10 GMT
Op-Ed Contributor: The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

Anti-elite fervor in America bears a striking resemblance to the explosive tension between haves and have-nots all over the world.
Op-Ed Contributor: Missing Conservatism? Just Wait for a Democratic President
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:45:14 GMT
Op-Ed Contributor: Missing Conservatism? Just Wait for a Democratic President

Republicans will complain again about overweening government, accelerating social change and American decline.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Madness of American Crowds
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:45:16 GMT
Op-Ed Columnist: The Madness of American Crowds

There’s nothing new about Trump, but that’s not necessarily reassuring.
Garlic Girls Take Over the Olympics, and Their Hometown Is Loving It
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:04:46 GMT
Garlic Girls Take Over the Olympics, and Their Hometown Is Loving It

How to explain the sudden dominance of the bespectacled South Korean women’s curling team? “It’s definitely the power of the garlic.”
Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal in Women’s Downhill
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:12:03 GMT
Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal in Women’s Downhill

Vonn, the 2010 gold medalist in downhill, had a solid, but not spectacular, run. Sofia Goggia of Italy won the gold medal.
Sports of The Times: How Mirai Nagasu Grew Up and Got Back to the Olympics
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:34:36 GMT
Sports of The Times: How Mirai Nagasu Grew Up and Got Back to the Olympics

Mirai Nagasu was devastated when she was passed over for the 2014 Sochi Games. She nearly quit the sport, but then decided to write a new ending to her story.
Elizabeth Swaney, Viral Olympic Skier, Says She Put Her Whole Heart Into Her Halfpipe
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:22:44 GMT
Elizabeth Swaney, Viral Olympic Skier, Says She Put Her Whole Heart Into Her Halfpipe

“I don’t think I’ve ever been satisfied with my halfpipe runs, and I don’t think a lot of skiers are,” she said, after her Olympic halfpipe run drew attention.
Alina Zagitova, Just 15, Sets Figure Skating Record in Short Program
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:04:00 GMT
Alina Zagitova, Just 15, Sets Figure Skating Record in Short Program

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva both skated strong, technical programs to take the top two spots heading into the free skate.
Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:31:02 GMT
Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal

The program was ordered to vacate 123 victories, including two trips to the Final Four, as punishment for a case involving players and prostitutes.
The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:51:27 GMT
The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns Amid Outcry Over Daughter’s School Transfer
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:58:08 GMT
D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns Amid Outcry Over Daughter’s School Transfer

The chancellor, Antwan Wilson, had come under investigation for how his daughter recently transferred to a coveted high school, bypassing about 700 students on a wait-list.
North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:43:49 GMT
North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says

Vice President Mike Pence had planned to secretly meet with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the State Department said.
Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:09:21 GMT
Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

Government officials are hoping to spur vitally needed imports like food and medicine and, perhaps, give investors a way of skirting American sanctions.
Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:45:33 GMT
Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion

The European Union has bestowed huge sums on Poland, but the country has fomented discord over identity, solidarity and, perhaps most important, the rule of law.
Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:15:28 GMT
Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

Republicans seek a leaner welfare system tying government benefits to hard work. But such benefits are worthless when there is no work to be had.
Castellina in Chianti Journal: An Ancient Tuscan Village, Like Italy, Is Reshaped by Migration
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:45:33 GMT
Castellina in Chianti Journal: An Ancient Tuscan Village, Like Italy, Is Reshaped by Migration

Electoral campaign slogans warn against the migrants’ “invasion,” but Italy’s social fabric has already changed.
Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:42:47 GMT
Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

A proposal would allow people to collect Social Security after a birth, but there’s a catch.
Kengo Kuma’s Architecture of the Future
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:55:32 GMT
Kengo Kuma’s Architecture of the Future

Rejecting flashy forms in favor of buildings in harmony with their environment, the architect is trying to reinvent his entire trade.
Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Record of Wins
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:27:22 GMT
Kobe Bryant Could Add an Oscar to His Record of Wins

The ex-basketball star worked with animation and music stars to make the short “Dear Basketball.” It’s an academy front-runner, though it’s drawn #MeToo protests.
Books of The Times: Marilynne Robinson’s Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:19:01 GMT
Books of The Times: Marilynne Robinson’s Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind

The essays in “What Are We Doing Here?” take aim at orthodoxies on all sides of civic and theological debates.
How to Break Up With Your Phone
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:16:31 GMT
How to Break Up With Your Phone

Nine ways to have a healthier relationship with your phone.
The Getaway: New Google Tips and Tools for Travelers
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:22 GMT
The Getaway: New Google Tips and Tools for Travelers

The search giant has been rolling out features and products to make planning and taking vacations easier.
Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:08:12 GMT
Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How

Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.
Acne Can Increase the Risk for Depression
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:01:01 GMT
Acne Can Increase the Risk for Depression

“It appears that acne is a lot more than just skin deep,” said one researcher. “It can have a substantial impact on overall mental health.”
Personal Health: The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:46:53 GMT
Personal Health: The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms

Fewer scheduled cesarean deliveries and more breast-feeding could give babies more protective bacteria.
Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes Wiles and Luck
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:14:25 GMT
Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes Wiles and Luck

Even in Anchorage, hunting down fresh fruit and vegetables can be like panning for gold. The smartest prospectors have a strategy.
3 Young People to Watch in Theater This Spring
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:22:29 GMT
3 Young People to Watch in Theater This Spring

Get to know the playwright Hammaad Chaudry, the 13-year-old actress Rileigh McDonald and the actor Andrew Burnap.
Lens: Where Fashion Photography Meets the Streets
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Lens: Where Fashion Photography Meets the Streets

Gareth Smit followed street-style photographer Phil Oh during New York Fashion Week.
A Whirlwind London Fashion Week With Adwoa Aboah
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:42 GMT
A Whirlwind London Fashion Week With Adwoa Aboah

In two jam-packed days, the model and activist speaks about positive fashion, walks in Christopher Bailey’s final show for Burberry — and supports emerging designers.
Critic’s Notebook: How Balanchine Turns a Fairy Story Into Tragedy
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:20 GMT
Critic’s Notebook: How Balanchine Turns a Fairy Story Into Tragedy

Our dance critic walks us through the finale of George Balanchine’s “Divertimento From ‘Le Baiser de la Fée,’” the work of a master dramatist.
Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:32:29 GMT
Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:32:07 GMT
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.
Out There: Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:36:56 GMT
Out There: Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

The Wfirst project, which would have investigated the force of dark energy in the universe and searched for more planets, has been cut from NASA’s proposed budget.
Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:01 GMT
Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.
3M to pay state $850 million to settle contamination lawsuit
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:22:13 -0500
3M to pay state $850 million to settle contamination lawsuit

Minnesota was seeking $5 billion due to company's disposal of chemicals once used to make Scotchgard fabric protector and other products
      
 
 
Greetings from space: NASA astronauts call local students from International Space Station
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:01:10 -0500
Greetings from space: NASA astronauts call local students from International Space Station

St. John's alumni Mark Vande Hei now aboard space station spend part of Tuesday answering questions from local students
      
 
 
Police: U.S. Bank robbery suspect still on the loose
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:48:16 -0500
Police: U.S. Bank robbery suspect still on the loose

Police are still searching for the man who demanded money at U.S. Bank on 33rd Avenue North on Friday afternoon.
      
 
 
Search for Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent heats up
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:38:15 -0500
Search for Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent heats up

This Wednesday, Sauk Rapids-Rice community members and district staff will put candidates for superintendent in the hot seat.
      
 
 
Legislature opens with spotlight on Michelle Fischbach
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:52:30 -0500
Legislature opens with spotlight on Michelle Fischbach

Central Minnesota lawmaker's dual roles of senator, lieutenant governor take center stage as session opens
      
 
 
States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:01 -0500
States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes

No state tax code is identical and, largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state.
      
 
 
Davis helps lead SCSU to NSIC North's No. 2 playoff seed
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:07:07 -0500
Davis helps lead SCSU to NSIC North's No. 2 playoff seed

All-American G missed time early, has come back, leads Huskies men's basketball team in points-per-game, assists-per-game. SCSU plays Wayne St.
      
 
 
Lindsey Vonn wins bronze medal in downhill at 2018 Winter Olympics
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:08:29 -0500
Lindsey Vonn wins bronze medal in downhill at 2018 Winter Olympics

Vonn was less than a half second behind winner Sofia Goggia of Italy.
      
 
 
Best of figure skating at 2018 Winter Olympics
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:29:32 -0500
Historic "Farm Beautiful" still shines, but not quite as brightly
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:00:03 -0500
Historic "Farm Beautiful" still shines, but not quite as brightly

Built during the 1930s, the farm near Pleasant Lake featured multiple buildings with exquisite craftsmanship
      
 
 
Bye-bye, fish fry: Lenten eats get a new lease on life
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:07 -0500
Bye-bye, fish fry: Lenten eats get a new lease on life

Sushi, tacos, curry and more - our food, dining and things to do reporter is on a mission to prove there's more to Lent than Friday fish fries.
      
 
 
6 benefits of a St. Cloud Times digital subscription
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:42:10 -0500
6 benefits of a St. Cloud Times digital subscription

Be among the first to learn about breaking news in Central Minnesota with alerts, flip through a digital replica of St., Cloud Times, and more.
      
 
 
What is clergy sexual abuse and how does it happen?
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:26:56 -0500
What is clergy sexual abuse and how does it happen?

Clergy abuse of adults is more common than we think and when exposed, can have widespread effects, experts say
      
 
 
Panera Bread in St. Cloud closed for remodeling, expected to reopen next week
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:30:02 -0500
Panera Bread in St. Cloud closed for remodeling, expected to reopen next week

The bakery-cafe is getting a refresh and is expected to reopen for business next week.
      
 
 
St. Cloud Hospital warns of phone scam trying to obtain credit card information
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:30:31 -0500
St. Cloud Hospital warns of phone scam trying to obtain credit card information

Automated calls appearing to come from St. Cloud Hospital are trying to obtain
      
 
 
St. Cloud-based Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. acquires Behrens Supply Co.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:34:10 -0500
St. Cloud-based Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. acquires Behrens Supply Co.

Behrens' 12 employees and inventory will move into APH's existing Red Wing Auto Value parts store.
      
 
 
Stearns County holds open meetings on accessibility in facilities
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:14:08 -0500
Stearns County holds open meetings on accessibility in facilities

As part of its formal transition plan, Stearns County has invited members of the public to give input on accessibility of county facilities.
      
 
 
Priest charged with sexual misconduct is responsible for own legal fees
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:34:04 -0500
Priest charged with sexual misconduct is responsible for own legal fees

The Rev. Anthony Oelrich is responsible for legal fees related to a charge of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree
      
 
 
Sartell schools promote agency, awareness in active shooter training
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:07:59 -0500
Sartell schools promote agency, awareness in active shooter training

“When I started teaching for the first 20 years of my career, we never talked about things like active shooter drills,” said Sartell Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert.
      
 
 
Costume designers feel a bit exposed after Olympic figure-skating wardrobe malfunctions
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:47:40 -0500
Costume designers feel a bit exposed after Olympic figure-skating wardrobe malfunctions

“The first thing that everybody says is, ‘Crap, I’m glad that’s my not my dress,’ ” said Pat Pearsall, who designs and makes dresses for Mirai Nagasu.
      
 
 
Foul play doubted in death of pregnant northern Minnesota woman
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:51:53 -0500
Foul play doubted in death of pregnant northern Minnesota woman

Preliminary autopsy results due soon could shed light on what happened to Kara Blevins of Akeley.
      
 
 
Sartell makes it a state title repeat
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:28:17 -0500
Sartell makes it a state title repeat

Sabres repeat as Class 2A high kick champions, giving them four state titles since 2011
      
 
 
Trump nominates SJU grad Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to lead National Security Agency
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:26:08 -0500
Trump nominates SJU grad Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to lead National Security Agency

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone graduated from Saint John's University in 1986 with a degree in economics. He is currently the chief of Army Cyber Command.
      
 
 
Mansion on the Market: Wildlife, views of Beaver Islands abound
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:06:30 -0500
Mansion on the Market: Wildlife, views of Beaver Islands abound

800 feet of Mississippi River frontage, 3,300 square feet of living space highlight home on Island View Drive
      
 
 
Sauk Rapids-Rice schools referendum, opposition look familiar
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:59:01 -0500
Sauk Rapids-Rice schools referendum, opposition look familiar

School board to ask voters to approve $93 million in facilities upgrades that they rejected just a year ago
      
 
 
With Cornish gone, what happens with House committee that focuses on guns and cops?
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:38:24 -0500
With Cornish gone, what happens with House committee that focuses on guns and cops?

Former state Rep. Tony Cornish was a House institution: Republican chairman of the Minnesota House public safety committee. He resigned in November
      
 
 
After priest arrest, grassroots group, church plan healing events
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:30:29 -0500
After priest arrest, grassroots group, church plan healing events

After arrest of a local Catholic priest for sexual misconduct, people are showing support for victims, voicing feelings to church
      
 
 
1 dead, another hospitalized after Sauk Rapids shooting
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:15:24 -0500
1 dead, another hospitalized after Sauk Rapids shooting

Two men sustained gunshot wounds, one fatally, after an incident in Sauk Rapids early Friday morning. Police say there is no threat to the public.
      
 
 
28th DWI locks up Minnesota's drunk driving king for next 2-plus years
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:33:30 -0500
28th DWI locks up Minnesota's drunk driving king for next 2-plus years

Danny Lee Bettcher will be in prison until well into 2020 for his latest conviction for driving while intoxicated.
      
 
 
Draymond Green laughed at Fergie's bizarre anthem performance
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:55:22 -0500
Draymond Green laughed at Fergie's bizarre anthem performance

That was .... uhh ....
      
 
 
Prep roundup: River Lakes tops Little Falls to advance
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:35:01 -0500
Prep roundup: River Lakes tops Little Falls to advance

No. 5 River Lakes came back to top No. 4 Little Falls in the Section 6A quarterfinals
      
 
 
Area scoreboard, Feb. 20-24
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:24:05 -0500
Area scoreboard, Feb. 20-24

Area scoreboard, Feb. 20-24
      
 
 
Deaths
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:29:10 -0500
Deaths

Deaths
      
 
 
Two-minute drill
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:08:46 -0500
Two-minute drill

Wrestling, men’s hockey featured for SCSU Sports Chat Wednesday
      
 
 
Videoconferencing from the International Space Station
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:01:30 -0500
Videoconferencing from the International Space Station

NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle participate in a Q&A session (from the International Space Station) with students, staff and community members at St. John University’s Pellegrene Auditorium.
      
 
 
In Business: Brenda Ring honored by Nahan coworkers
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:17:24 -0500
In Business: Brenda Ring honored by Nahan coworkers

In Business: Kuschel joins CREW advisory board and Calvert is elected to Fastsigns franchise council
      
 
 
Consider Bentrud for Stearns County Sheriff
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:02:11 -0500
Consider Bentrud for Stearns County Sheriff

Among some of the notable achievements during his law enforcement leadership has been implementing body cameras for patrol officers and he has taken the lead role in Central Minn. in the battle against human trafficking and the victimization of young girls and women.
      
 
 
Don’t add amphitheater to Sauk River Regional Park
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:02:00 -0500
Don’t add amphitheater to Sauk River Regional Park

Adding an amphitheater to this park (and the crowds that come with it) would destroy everything currently great about it.
      
 
 
Wine pick: Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press NV
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:01 -0500
Wine pick: Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press NV

Chateau de Saint Cosme is considered the top estates in Gigondas, and this little gem is always so very tasty.
      
 
 
Beer pick: Kegle Brau, Cold Spring Brewing Co.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:01 -0500
Beer pick: Kegle Brau, Cold Spring Brewing Co.

This is a very easy drinking and refreshing brew that has a clean and crisp finish.
      
 
 
Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:58:19 -0500
Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

The two feuded during the 2016 election, but seem to be willing to work together
      
 
 
Cullen helps Wild to 5-3 victory
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:49:06 -0500
Cullen helps Wild to 5-3 victory

The former St. Cloud State star scored one of three goals in the second period to lift Minnesota past the New York Islanders
      
 
 
2-minute drill: Johnnies' Walford is MIAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:36:20 -0500
2-minute drill: Johnnies' Walford is MIAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week

The sophomore frm New Prague averaged 12 points, 16 rebounds and 2 blocks per game as MIAC leaders won 2 road games
      
 
 
Lifetime achievement awards go to realty standouts
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:30:22 -0500
Lifetime achievement awards go to realty standouts

SCAAR also presents awards for service to the association and the community.
      
 
 
Mr. President, come out on the side of truth and justice
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:42:33 -0500
Mr. President, come out on the side of truth and justice

The Pope sets a great example for someone who can say “I was wrong in what I said”; “I am sorry for the pain my words caused”.
      
 
 
Rescue cats of the week: Snickerdoodle and Sneakers
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:02 -0500
Rescue cats of the week: Snickerdoodle and Sneakers

Both cats really enjoy each other’s company
      
 
 
Minnesota group hopes to give kids access to microscopes
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:01:06 -0500
Minnesota group hopes to give kids access to microscopes

What if schools had access to inexpensive, rugged microscopes that every student could take home to experiment with in the woods, by a pond or in their backyard?
      
 
 
5 ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:18:38 -0500
5 ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis

To combat the growing opioid epidemic, Minnesota has already committed nearly $25 million in state and federal resources.
      
 
 
These Florida shooting victims are activists, just like the woman their school is named after
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:30:51 -0500
These Florida shooting victims are activists, just like the woman their school is named after

"I'd like to hear less talk about men and women and more talk about citizens," she once said.
      
 
 
These are the safest countries for a baby to be born
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:05:40 -0500
These are the safest countries for a baby to be born

Babies born in countries with poverty, conflict or weak institutions are dying needlessly because of a lack of basic care, a report found.
      
 
 
High kick finals bring first for Sartell, fourth for Cathedral
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:52:35 -0500
Smiles everywhere as dance team finalists announced
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:57:58 -0500
Four area teams take the floor for state high kick dance competition
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:28:20 -0500
Sartell, Rocori, Cathedral dancers take the stage at state jazz event
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:33:20 -0500
Groups show up to support, denounce Planned Parenthood in St. Cloud
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:12:30 -0500
Finding pleasure in pain: Protege starts business following mentor's death
Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:53:51 -0400
Finding pleasure in pain: Protege starts business following mentor's death

Jeff Hunstiger's widow closed a longtime St. Cloud business and gives her blessing to an employee starting his own shop
Johnnies hammer St. Scholastica, 98-0
Sat, 2 Sep 2017 22:45:56 -0400
Johnnies hammer St. Scholastica, 98-0

St. John's sets a school record for most points in a game
Cold Spring woman flees concert as bullets fly
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:20:19 -0400
Cold Spring woman flees concert as bullets fly

She and her relatives are safe after running several miles to hotel
Rocori students display flags to protest policy
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:53:05 -0400
Rocori students display flags to protest policy

New policy spurred by Confederate flags seen at school last year spurs students to protest with display of U.S. flags Wednesday
3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 22:35
3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million

The money will be used to clean up drinking water and groundwater contamination in east metro communities.
Minneapolis police say they can't track all officers' use of body cameras
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 21:54
Minneapolis police say they can't track all officers' use of body cameras

The department is not tracking whether all officers are routinely activating body cameras and has not fully staffed the office tasked with reviewing footage.
In Minnesota, growing support for student walkouts, with plans for protest Wednesday
Wed, 21, Feb 2018 0:31
In Minnesota, growing support for student walkouts, with plans for protest Wednesday

Florida school shooting is prompting action, including a walkout and march in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
Legislature opens with short sessions and a dose of drama
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 22:16
Legislature opens with short sessions and a dose of drama

The debate over Michelle Fischbach’s ability to serve was not the only dramatic scene unfolding in St. Paul as the Legislature convened for the first time this year.
Number of Minnesotans lacking health insurance increases
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 21:55
Number of Minnesotans lacking health insurance increases

Minnesota’s uninsured rate went from 4.3 percent in 2015 to 6.3 percent in 2017, fueled by a drop in the number of employers who offered coverage as well as people exiting the individual market.
Minneapolis mayor reconsiders civil rights director's reappointment
Wed, 21, Feb 2018 0:11
Minneapolis mayor reconsiders civil rights director's reappointment

Jacob Frey will look into concerns over a hot line established to report hate crimes.
Out with a bronze: Vonn nabs podium finish in final Olympics downhill
Wed, 21, Feb 2018 2:20
Out with a bronze: Vonn nabs podium finish in final Olympics downhill

At 33, Lindsey Vonn became the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing in Winter Games history when she took bronze in the downhill. She has said this is her final Olympics.
When it comes to making Olympic ice, Minnesotans know what they're doing
Wed, 21, Feb 2018 0:17
When it comes to making Olympic ice, Minnesotans know what they're doing

Pyeongchang Games organizers wanted experts in ice making so they outsourced those jobs. Minnesota experts stepped up and were selected.
Souhan: Emotion-choked night ends in loss, but lingering hope for Gophers
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 23:16
Souhan: Emotion-choked night ends in loss, but lingering hope for Gophers

The Gophers' women's basketball team this season ranks third in the nation in scoring, behind only UConn and Baylor.
Sun Country will cut 350 workers at MSP, taps Canadian firm to manage
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 22:21
Sun Country will cut 350 workers at MSP, taps Canadian firm to manage

Layoffs begin immediately, with workers given “preferable access” to reapply as soon as Wednesday.
Still alive! 5 winning days on 'Jeopardy' sends Edina man soaring past $100K
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 17:41
Still alive! 5 winning days on 'Jeopardy' sends Edina man soaring past $100K

He’ll be back on the show Wednesday for Day 6 on the long-running quiz show.
Floyd awaiting grievance settlement with Vikings over contract dispute
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 18:41
Floyd awaiting grievance settlement with Vikings over contract dispute

Sharrif Floyd missed all of last season and played just one game in 2016 after undergoing knee surgery. He's hoping to recoup his entire $6.757 million salary for the 2017 season
Gophers' new uniforms: Brighter gold, chrome helmets ... and oars
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 8:59
Gophers' new uniforms: Brighter gold, chrome helmets ... and oars

Minnesota will have three jerseys, four pants and three helmets as options. A gold chrome helmet and a deeper shade of gold are featured, and coach P.J. Fleck's "Row the Boat'' mantra is prominent.
Cold shooting dooms Gophers in home finale
Wed, 21, Feb 2018 0:14
Cold shooting dooms Gophers in home finale

Senior Carlie Wagner led the way for the Gophers women with a season-high 34 points but the team was just 2 of 22 from three-point range.
Tonya Harding opera is 'tangled and complicated' for this Minnesota skater-turned-singer
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 18:53
Tonya Harding opera is 'tangled and complicated' for this Minnesota skater-turned-singer

Leah Reddy, a former figure skater, stars in an opera inspired by the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal.
Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 22:10
Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.
Minneapolis cop not guilty of assault for shooting at carful of clubgoers
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 21:55
Minneapolis cop not guilty of assault for shooting at carful of clubgoers

Jury deliberated for seven hours over two days.
Former Jayhawks and Cows drummer Norm Rogers dies of cancer
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 15:55
Former Jayhawks and Cows drummer Norm Rogers dies of cancer

The Minnesota music-scene vet was also a fixture behind the bar at Brit’s Pub for two decades.
Twins third-base coach has his own great American pastime: birding
Wed, 21, Feb 2018 0:16
Twins third-base coach has his own great American pastime: birding

Twins third-base coach Gene Glynn watches for signals from his manager and the occasional bird.
American Public Media to open shared workspace, startup incubator in St. Paul
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 21:55
American Public Media to open shared workspace, startup incubator in St. Paul

The 10,000-square-foot shared workspace in downtown St. Paul will be called the Glen Nelson Center.
Will a faster ballgame attract more fans? Attendance figures say otherwise
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 21:58
Will a faster ballgame attract more fans? Attendance figures say otherwise

North Score: We’ve seen strong attendance for seasons with slower games, and poor attendance during seasons with faster games. Takeaway: Don’t expect small tweaks to the rules to impact attendance.
Action on the EagleCam: First egg is spotted
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 11:38
Action on the EagleCam: First egg is spotted

Nongame Wildlife Program, which manages the popular feed, announces the news.
Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wed, 21, Sep 2016 19:35
Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro

Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours.
Suspect in Minnetonka park-and-ride killing found guilty
Tue, 20, Feb 2018 22:15
Suspect in Minnetonka park-and-ride killing found guilty

Marcus Hallmark will be sentenced Monday for the killing of Thomas Russ in March 2017.
Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:12:58 -0500
Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN AgencyThe United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.


Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victims
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:09:30 -0500
Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victims

Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victimsA group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.


Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:56:01 -0500
Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir

Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For SouvenirSome people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.


Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:43:27 -0500
Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida ShootingThree Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army.


Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:34:30 -0500
Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictmentST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.


Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:57 -0500
Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his eventsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.


Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:00 -0500
Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the groundThese Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)


Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:22 -0500
Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'

Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.


Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:42:00 -0500
Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against TurkeyBy Gulsen Solaker and Ellen Francis ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters - waving Syrian flags and brandishing weapons - entered Afrin, Syrian state media reported that Turkey had targeted them with shellfire. The confrontation pits the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebel groups directly against the military alliance backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad, further scrambling northwest Syria's already messy battlefield.


White House Briefing Resumes Tuesday
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:24:42 -0500
White House Briefing Resumes Tuesday

White House Briefing Resumes TuesdayRachel Maddow alerts viewers that while the White House briefing in the Trump administration is usually not worth watching, Tuesday's will be the first one after a dense week of news the White House has yet to address.


Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School Shooting
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:47:44 -0500
Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School Shooting

Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School ShootingHundreds of students walked out of classes at a Florida high school on Tuesday morning and were marching nearly 11 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting left 17 students and staff members dead last week.


New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:23:51 -0500
New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals

New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida FuneralsThe New York Daily News tore into President Donald Trump for visiting his Florida golf course while funerals for the Parkland school massacre victims were taking place “just miles away.”


The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:34:36 -0500
The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire endBISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):


Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk Reform
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:58:36 -0500
Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk Reform

Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk ReformA gun-owning Dallas politician said he won’t support the National Rifle Association holding its annual convention in his city this year after last week’s Florida school shooting unless the group will discuss gun law reform.


A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in Texas
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:08:22 -0500
A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in Texas

A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in TexasInvestigators are treating the case as a homicide


France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:59:15 -0500
France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmersThe French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.


Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:29:12 -0500
Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers searchThe wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report. It is believed to have gone down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom. The deputy governor of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province was quoted by state media as saying the wreckage was found near Dengezlu city, in Semirom county, in Isfahan province.


How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:37:00 -0500
How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown

How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear ShowdownA back channel of communication between Israel and Pakistan could temper miscalculations or malicious attempts to artificially increase tensions between the two countries. The advancement of Pakistan’s nuclear-missile capabilities and Israel’s growing military ties with India are increasing their respective military relevance for each other. A high degree of suspicion and mistrust exist between Israel and Pakistan.


In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty products
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 -0500
In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty products

In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty productsIt's hard to believe that it was over 10 years ago when we first heard 'Pon de Replay' on the radio by an 'unknown' Rihanna at the time.


Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:48:39 -0500
Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.

Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.The impeachment of Clarence Thomas is a pipe dream.


Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia — Ever
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:08:04 -0500
Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia — Ever

Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia — EverPresident Donald Trump blasted the FBI, his own Justice Department and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the previous Congress, Democrats, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey in a Twitter tirade in the wake of indictments against 13 Russians in the investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election.


Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:38:11 -0500
Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this yearMount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 


High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White House
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:39:28 -0500
High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White House

High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White HouseDozens of students gathered in front of the White House on Monday to demand changes to gun laws, just days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.


Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leader
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500
Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leader

Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leaderA former child bride who fled a fundamentalist Mormon cult has told how the sect’s leader reminded her she was “the property” of her husband after she begged him to free her from the forced marriage. Elissa Wall suffered multiple miscarriages after being made to marry her cousin at the age of 14 under the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs, said to have had 78 wives and more than 50 children in the Utah church, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15.


Missouri antique shop harassed over pro-police flag
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:21 -0500
Missouri antique shop harassed over pro-police flag

Missouri antique shop harassed over pro-police flagBusiness faces backlash for putting up a pro-police flag. Owner shares her story about supporting the police.


In photos: Take a tour of chef René Redzepi's Noma 2.0
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:47:02 -0500
Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:13:56 -0500
Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains

Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains"Deep and dangerous crevices in the area of the crash have made it impossible for helicopters to land," Ghafoor Rastinrooz, director of the regional medical centre, told official news agency IRNA. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight.


Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:51:05 -0500
Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across BritainLONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.


R. Kelly Evicted From Atlanta Homes For Unpaid Rent
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:30:27 -0500
R. Kelly Evicted From Atlanta Homes For Unpaid Rent

R. Kelly Evicted From Atlanta Homes For Unpaid RentWe’re not tryin’ to be rude, but ... singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta homes for unpaid rent.


Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:30:55 -0500
Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won OverwhelminglyDemocrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency.


Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:07:54 -0500
Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - studyBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. Early action to cut greenhouse gas emissions would limit the long-term rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific.


Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past Year
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:43:54 -0500
Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past Year

Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past YearThe suspect in last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, obtained 10 rifles in the past year or so, an unnamed law enforcement source told CNN Monday.


FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:14:25 -0500
FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean  A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. He was charged in a Miami court where, according to local television station WPTV, he was also sentenced to seven months in jail for transporting valuable rare coins. After his wife's disappearance Bennett told investigators she was lost at sea when their 37ft catamaran, Surf into Summer, was struck by an unknown object near the Bahamas. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch. He described being woken up at 1am by a jolt and the vessel was taking on water. Bennett told investigators he could not find his wife and had to abandon ship on a life raft. In an affidavit FBI special agent James Kelley said the bureau now believed Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Ms Hellmann. The FBI affidavit ​claimed ​Bennett​ ​​had damaged the inside of the boat causing it to flood. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett. She went missing during a honeymoon sailing trip. When Ms Hellmann disappeared the couple, who had a daughter now aged 17 months, were sailing back from Havana, Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida. The daughter was not on the boat. Bennett made an SOS call in the early hours and was later spotted by a US Coast Guard helicopter. He was rescued alone from the life raft. The search for Ms Hellmann was called off three days later and her body was never found. When Bennett was rescued nine plastic tubes of silver coins were found in the life raft. They included 158 English “Year of the Horse” one-ounce silver coins and 77 Canadian Maple Leaf coins, worth about £3,200. The coins were among a batch that had been reported stolen from another boat in St Martin the previous year. Bennett had been a crew member on that boat. According to the owner of the boat the total value of the coins stolen in 2016 was around $100,000. After he was rescued Bennett said of his wife: "She is my soulmate. I thought we were going to be together forever. "I understand why they have to investigate and that is fair enough. I have got nothing to hide. They have to do what they have to do.”​


Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: 'we can't waste this chance'
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:00:11 -0500
Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: 'we can't waste this chance'

Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: 'we can't waste this chance'‘This right now is the biggest issue in our country,’ said a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting Cameron Kasky spoke on Saturday at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images


Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World Record
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:31:49 -0500
Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World Record

Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World RecordCanadian ice dancing power duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke a world record on Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earning the highest score ever in the short program.


Family of slain Cambodian analyst granted refugee status in Australia
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:47:20 -0500
Family of slain Cambodian analyst granted refugee status in Australia

Family of slain Cambodian analyst granted refugee status in AustraliaThe family of slain Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley has arrived in Australia after being granted refugee status there, an Australian lawmaker's office said, more than a year after fleeing home in the wake of his brazen murder. Kem Ley, a popular analyst and critic who dabbled in grassroots political organising, was shot at point-blank range while having his morning coffee at a gas station cafe in Phnom Penh in July 2016. "The Australian government granted them visas on Wednesday 14 February 2018 and they arrived in Australia on Saturday 17 February," the office of Victorian state MP Hong Lim, who helped with the application, told AFP.


Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:50:46 -0500
Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth controlBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.


US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:22:37 -0500
US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins

US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tinsA drug used to execute American prisoners and to put animals to sleep has been discovered in canned dog food in the US, triggering an emergency recall. The Food and Drug Administration said it found low levels of pentobarbital in tins of Gravy Train dog food produced by JM Smucker. The drug is most commonly used by vets as a sedative or anaesthetic and to euthanise pets. At high doses in humans it cause respira