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White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. “My only point is that when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing.
The American Civil Liberties Union is condemning the threats that forced Ann Coulter to cancel her speech at the University of California, Berkeley. “The unacceptable threats of violence that have led to the ‘hecklers’ veto’ of Ann Coulter’s speech at Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect us all from government overreach,” David Cole, the ACLU’s national legal director, said in a statement Wednesday after Coulter canceled her appearance, which had been scheduled for Thursday. “Hateful speech has consequences, particularly for people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and others who have been historically marginalized,” Cole continued.
Wrong! There’s an art to making a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Obviously, a skillet is your go-to pan when making a grilled cheese sandwich. A nonstick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron skillet is the best pan to use because it will brown the bread nicely, and allow you to flip the sandwich with ease.
Iraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly
With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks. Eric Frein traded a suit and tie for prison garb, and his hands and feet were shackled as a judge pronounced what he called an "entirely warranted" sentence on the convicted murderer and terrorist. Bryon Dickson, a 38-year-old Marine veteran, and left Trooper Alex Douglass permanently disabled in the Sept. 12, 2014 attack at the Blooming Grove barracks.
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Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga asked Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., about President Trump’s new tax plan. She said, “We don’t know what it means.” Waters went on to say, about Trump’s policy positions, “You can’t trust this president. When he comes out with one thing, he’ll change the next day.” She continued: “He backed off of China. He said that they were currency manipulators. He had chocolate cake with President Xi, and all of a sudden, they’re not currency manipulators.”
UPDATE: 2:59 p.m. EDT – Despite earlier confirmed reports, KIRO 7 News reported that there was no active shooter at Hawkins Middle School Wednesday. The Mason County Sheriff's office confirmed officers from multiple agencies were on scene at Hawkins Middle School in Washington and were clearing the school. The sheriff's office said it had not found any injuries. UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. EDT – Hawkins Middle School in Washington remained on lockdown following an active shooter situation, Mason County Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told local KIRO 7 News Wednesday.
Microsoft Corp's lineup of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company's surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple Inc with its Surface Studio desktop machine last fall, according to some tech critics. At the same time, the Surface range competes with Microsoft's longstanding PC maker partners, such as Dell Technologies, Lenovo Group Ltd and HP Inc , which pay billions of dollars to licence Windows, Microsoft's traditional cash cow.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US personnel were killed overnight in the Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump confirmed to The Independent that the soldiers were killed while fighting Isis-Khorosan, the local affiliate of the terror group. This is the "same general area" - southern Nangarhar province - where the massive ordnance air blast, dubbed the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) was dropped earlier this month, Mr Stump said.
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France". The candidates' starkly differing visions on France's future are at the heart of the May 7 election run-off -- with Macron, a 39-year-old former banker embracing free trade and the EU, while Le Pen wants to seal France's borders and quit the euro. "The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France, it's a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers," Le Pen told a cheering crowd of some 4,000 supporters in the Riviera city of Nice, a rightwing stronghold.
Four little white tiger cubs were revealed publicly for the first time at a zoo in Austria Wednesday. Falco, Toto, Mia and Mautzi were born on March 22 at Weisser Zoo weighing just two pounds. The cubs, which now weigh 11 pounds each, were all born healthy, which is quite a feat since zookeeper Herbert Eder said for a white tiger to be born in the first place is rare enough.
The BMW M550d was arguably the best model in the last-generation 5-Series lineup. It was even offered in a wagon body style! It was perfect for those who wanted to fly under the radar while still having some fun-though it was never offered in America. The M550d xDrive will come standard with a stiffer M sport suspension, active steering, an M aerodynamics package, and even M sport brakes.
The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Prosecutors think the recantation is a lie, but it could make it more difficult to get another murder conviction against Ernesto Gonzalez, a former Vagos gang member. Legal scholars say it's hard to predict jurors' reaction to recanted testimony, but it raises questions about the claims of suspects who make deals with prosecutors to take the stand in exchange for more lenient sentences, as Gary "Jabbers" Rudnick did.
The flagging U.S. probes into the Trump administration’s ties to the Kremlin are about to get an injection of fresh blood. Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats have tapped April Doss, a former NSA lawyer, to join the committee’s investigation of Russia’s intervention in the U.S. election. Meanwhile, Rod Rosenstein, who was confirmed as deputy attorney general on Tuesday, will take the reins of the Justice Department’s sprawling probe into Trump’s Russia ties and Kremlin meddling.
A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns. Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Pripyat was hastily evacuated one day after a reactor at the plant 3 kilometers (2 miles) away exploded on April 26, 1986. As such, it's become a tourist destination, alluring to those whose bucket-list includes a taste of danger.
Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, and PayDay just
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the U.S. space agency said. A stream of pictures showing Saturn's swirling clouds, massive hurricane and odd six-sided vortex weather system were transmitted back to Earth by Cassini, which has been exploring Saturn for 13 years. Now in its final laps around Saturn, Cassini dove through the narrow gap between the planet and its innermost ring on Wednesday, where no spacecraft has ever gone before.
An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.
Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis. The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela, where unrest has left 28 people dead this month. Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an international chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country.
Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. This has scientists increasingly worried that the consensus sea level rise estimates are too conservative. With sea level rise, as with other climate impacts, the uncertainties tend to skew toward the more severe end of the scale.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day. Israel does not engage directly with Hamas, regarding the Islamist group as a terrorist organization.
Apple’s plan to build its own cash transfer service in the vein of Venmo appears to be back on track. According to a report from Recode, Apple has recently held discussions with partners in the payments industry about a service that would allow iPhone owners to send money to other iPhone owners. One source tells Recode that the service could be introduced by the end of 2017, while another remains unconvinced that Apple has set the timing for either an announcement or an official release.
You don't have to have a green thumb this Thanksgiving to have a great table centerpiece. Try these easy Thanksgiving centerpieces to really show off.
An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force. The missile blasted off from a silo at 12:03 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base and delivered a single re-entry vehicle to a target approximately 4,200 miles (6,759 kilometers) away at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force Global Strike Command said. "Tonight's launch was an important demonstration of our nation's nuclear deterrent capability," Col. John Moss, commander of Vandenberg's 30th Space Wing, said in a statement.