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Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ?would vote no against the Ten Co...
27 Mar 2017 at 3:34pm
One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group?s opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said that both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reached out to the caucus and made changes to the GOP health care proposal several times. ?No matter what changes were made, the goalposts kept getting moved,? Poe said on ?Fox & Friends? on Monday.
Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill Fallout
26 Mar 2017 at 1:05pm
In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked to Chuck Todd about Pres. Trump?s efforts on the GOP healthcare bill after the decision to pull it before the vote.
Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run
26 Mar 2017 at 7:05pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can?t help but wonder what could have been.
Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run
28 Mar 2017 at 4:18am
BANGKOK (AP) ? The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.
This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017
26 Mar 2017 at 4:36pm
Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."
Former Teacher, 50, And 15-Year-Old Teen He Disappeared With Allegedly Wrote ...
26 Mar 2017 at 4:36pm
Police are still searching for the pair.
Britain's May to press for strong union on Scotland visit
26 Mar 2017 at 9:37pm
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will press her case on Monday for a strong union in Scotland, using a visit to staff working on international aid to say "there is no limit to what we can do" when Britain works together. May is battling to keep the United Kingdom together after Britain's vote to leave the European Union revealed deep divisions, with England and Wales voting for Brexit, while Scotland and Northern Ireland supported staying in the bloc. Just days before the British leader launches the formal divorce procedure with the EU, May wants to try to stem demands in Scotland for a new independence referendum by promising to get a Brexit deal that will suit all parts of the country.
After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their...
26 Mar 2017 at 8:12pm
In response to United Airline's legging-gate, women are speaking out. Two young girls wearing leggings were banned from a flight on Sunday morning due to a violation of the airline's internal dress code. The situation, which was live-tweeted by activist Shannon Watts, sparked outrage from thousands on social media who called out the company for policing the girls' attire. Author Dana Schwartz was one of those that spoke out against United Airlines, and asked women on Twitter to share their stories of feeling "embarrassed" or "sexualized" for the first time because of what they wore. SEE ALSO: United Airlines bans 2 girls with leggings from flight because they weren't 'properly clothed' Ladies, when was the first time you were made to feel embarrassed and sexualized for what you wore? I was in 5th grade, shorts too short. ? Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 26, 2017 "It was the 2nd to last day of school. HOT out. I was a beanpole, everything was short on me. They made me call my mom to bring pants," she recalled. "AND THEN when you DO grow up you reach the fun point when you're embarrassed to go out with your dad in public bc people think you're dating," Schwartz explained. These tweets sparked countless stories from women sharing similar experiences. @DanaSchwartzzz "We must! We must! We must increase our bust! The bigger the better, the tighter the sweater, the boys depend on us!" (2) ? RealMarjo (@RealMarjo) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz early example, though not the first: when my male boss told me (14) that I'd be really hot when I was 16 ? Rani Molla (@ranimolla) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 4th or 5th grade. Gray leggings were inappropriate. Nothing else was clean, but I didn't tell them that ? Erin El Issa (@Erin_El_Issa) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 5th grade: dance pants were too tight for school. 8th grade: friend & I wore matching tube socks & skirts. Forced to change. ? Jordon Cloud Rahmil (@jordoncloud) March 26, 2017 In my HS girls had to wear oversized t-shirts that said "I violated the dress code" if tank tops/leggings/etc. were deemed "inappropriate" https://t.co/DC7KB4pnQ4 ? Laura Wagner (@Laura_M_Wagner) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 3rd grade. My arms are really long, and the hem of my shorts wasn't far enough down. ? dan stevens real fan (@whas2001) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz at 14, was told small town moms were gossiping about me because I showed 1" of my midriff. hadn't even kissed a boy ever. ? Alyssa Galella (@woodlandalyssa) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz I almost didn't get to partipate in my 8th grade graduation because my dress had straps that showed 2 much shoulder. 1981. pic.twitter.com/QXHnPNRZcV ? Cami MacNamara (@webcami) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz I once heard a church mom ask my little sisters if they were going to "dress modest this summer, or like your sister Emily" ? Emily Joy (@emilyjoypoetry) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz Age 10, end-of-year dance recital, they measured us at the beginning of the year & refused to let us wear bras for dance ? TofuForBrains (@TofuForBrains) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz First day of high school sent home for wearing dress with thin straps that revealed I had no bra straps. Didn't need a bra! ? MosaicMoods ?? (@DianaMaus) March 26, 2017 Carina MacKenzie summed up the majority of stories on the thread pretty succinctly: @DanaSchwartzzz I honestly don't ever remember NOT feeling that way. ? Carina MacKenzie (@cadlymack) March 26, 2017 WATCH: Airbus is redefining the future of flying.
Jeb Bush: Trump is ?a distraction in and of himself?
27 Mar 2017 at 1:27pm
Jeb Bush says President Trump?s evidence-free claims are kneecapping his first 100 days in the White House. ?He should stop saying things that aren?t true, that are distractions from the task at hand,? Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday on Miami?s WFOR-TV. During the bruising campaign, Bush was a prominent critic of Trump ? who in turn relentlessly mocked the former Florida governor.
Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for...
26 Mar 2017 at 3:44pm
Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked ?Pizzagate? controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant?s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. ?I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,? he said.
Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets
26 Mar 2017 at 8:08pm
Russia?s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin?s most prominent critic.
US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official
26 Mar 2017 at 7:14am
A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. Qari Yasin, a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan group (Pakistani Taliban), was killed on March 19 in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, the Pentagon said. "The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement.
Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop
27 Mar 2017 at 11:47pm
TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) ? A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.
'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII
26 Mar 2017 at 9:34pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) ? A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.
Russians Take Part In Nationwide Protests Against Putin, Medvedev
27 Mar 2017 at 6:02am
Thousands rallied against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday after Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, called a strike.
Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel
26 Mar 2017 at 4:03pm
Residents of Tel Aviv can start feeling a little less guilty about the amount of garbage they throw away. Just a short drive from the city, a new waste collection plant has begun processing the trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory. The terminal creates what is known as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), handling about 1,500 tonnes of trash a day, or about half the trash produced by 1.5 million residents of Tel Aviv and its suburbs.
There?s a compelling new reason to buy your iPhone from T-Mobile
27 Mar 2017 at 10:22pm
Choosing where to buy a new iPhone isn't as simple as it might seem. Third-party stores or carriers might give you a better monetary deal than buying an iPhone from the Apple Store, but you're also going to have to deal with yearly contracts, bill credits, or the hassle of unlocking the device if you switch networks.
But all the details aside, T-Mobile is hoping that its latest offering can make the decision much simpler. As of right now, if you buy an iPhone on T-Mobile and opt for extra device insurance, you'll also get AppleCare included in the price.
The AppleCare isn't free with all new iPhones from T-Mobile, but rather it's an additional service you get with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection. That's just an insurance program that T-Mobile offers on devices. It runs $12 per month, and offers theft and loss protection on your phone. It's a good option if you're prone to losing your device altogether, but the deductibles are high, and it doesn't offer much help with common problems like a cracked screen or water damage (thanks to those high deductibles).
So T-Mobile's new offering bundles the normal insurance, offered by Assurant, with the Apple-provided AppleCare that you know and love. Assurant keeps covering theft and loss, while AppleCare gets you different benefits like live support, cheap screens, and battery repairs.
For anyone who was already on T-Mobile's insurance, or thinking about buying a phone protected by it, this is obviously good news. You're getting more coverage for the same amount of money, and knowing it's Apple-provided coverage means you're not going to have to spend weeks arguing with a weird third-party insurance company.
As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian Deaths
27 Mar 2017 at 7:59pm
A massive bombing in Mosul that may have killed as many as 200 people tops a growing list of sites where the U.S. is accused of bombing civilians.
Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers
27 Mar 2017 at 7:26pm
By Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.
BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Finds Life After Smartphones
27 Mar 2017 at 1:41pm
What is BlackBerry Ltd (ticker: BBRY)? This was an easy question around the turn of the decade when BlackBerry was a leader in smartphone operating system market share. This was an easy question even when the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone started to eat that share, but BlackBerry still stood out as the businessman's smartphone.
Northern Irish parties fail to solve spat in time
27 Mar 2017 at 12:45am
Northern Ireland's squabbling parties have abandoned talks to form a power-sharing government before Monday's deadline to resolve their bitter political differences. The main two parties in the British province said no deal would be reached by the 4:00pm (1500 GMT) cut-off, following a snap election triggered by the bad blood between them. James Brokenshire, Britain's Northern Ireland minister, must decide what to do next, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein unable to work together.
Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum
27 Mar 2017 at 2:54pm
BERLIN (AP) ? Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.
China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks
26 Mar 2017 at 8:07am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.
What Is Melania Trump Doing?
27 Mar 2017 at 2:55pm
The first lady was reportedly set to appear at Wednesday's International Women of Courage Award ceremony as a special guest.
Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground
27 Mar 2017 at 8:06am
By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.