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Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 10:39 AM

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.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 4:56 PM

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.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 7:46 PM

Congressional Candidate Defends AR-15 Giveaway After School Shooting

Congressional Candidate Defends AR-15 Giveaway After School ShootingGun rights advocates often say it’s not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 8:32 PM

Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn't Seeking Reelection in 2018

Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn't Seeking Reelection in 2018The Florida Republican will retire at the end of his term.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 8:24 PM

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.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:01 AM

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. 




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 12:38 AM

Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times

Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' TimesA former friend of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who confessed to opening fire on a Florida high school last week, says she told school officials “multiple” times over the last several years that she was concerned about his behavior.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 9:15 AM

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.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 10:50 PM

Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' TrumpThe relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions — has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 9:28 AM

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