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'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'

'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'The mixed signals from Trump and his chief of staff come as Congress is attempting to pass a short-term spending bill that would avert a government shutdown.


Why It's So Hard For Victims Of Extreme Abuse To Leave

Why It's So Hard For Victims Of Extreme Abuse To LeaveWhen police entered the home of David and Louise Turpin in Perris, California, they encountered 12 siblings who were being held in filthy, dark conditions ? some chained to furniture.


California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a yearThe 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.


White House releases report on foreign-born criminals in the U.S.

White House releases report on foreign-born criminals in the U.S.During a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday, January 17, The Justice Department's National Security Division released a report on criminals in the U.S. who were foreign-born.


Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That WayThe mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school?s decision to expel her daughter.


Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remain

Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remainHoping for the passage of a DREAM Act, immigration activists stage protests at the offices of members of Congress.


2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey Farm

2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey FarmTwo boys are facing felony charges after vandalism at an Iowa honey farm killed 500,000 bees, according to police.


Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilotsRATON, N.M. (AP) ? Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board:


Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more cops

Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more copsAn undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern California police officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.


A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?

A free-for-all destroyed the Republican Party. Could Democrats be next?Lesson from the GOP in 2016: When a field of candidates is divided 20 different ways, the one who makes a loud, emotional or even outrageous appeal can incite enough of a disenchanted plurality to win.


Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf Course

Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf CourseA Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ? and it was caught on camera.


Woman Says 12-Year-Old Son Who Died Had Flu-Like Symptoms But Test Came Back Negative

Woman Says 12-Year-Old Son Who Died Had Flu-Like Symptoms But Test Came Back NegativeThe CDC said the test can miss the flu up to half the time and doesn't give a complete picture.


US border patrol exposed kicking over water bottles left for migrants

US border patrol exposed kicking over water bottles left for migrantsUS border patrol agents are routinely sabotaging water supplies left for migrants in the Arizona desert, condemning them to death, humanitarian groups have said. Travellers attempting to cross into the US from Mexico regularly die of dehydration, as well as exposure to extreme heat or cold, so aid groups leave water bottles and emergency stocks such as blankets at points throughout the Sonoran desert. A video released by the groups showed border patrol agents kicking over water bottles and pouring away their contents.


Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In Australia

Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In AustraliaAn unlikely hero saved two teen swimmers on Thursday when a drone dropped a flotation device as the pair were stranded in heavy surf.


David Turpin's Sister-in-Law Says He Would Watch Her in the Shower, Wouldn't Let Her Contact Kids

David Turpin's Sister-in-Law Says He Would Watch Her in the Shower, Wouldn't Let Her Contact KidsElizabeth Flores says she was creeped out by Turpin when she stayed with the family 20 years ago.


Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's Day

Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's DayThe feast of St. Anthony, Spain?s patron saint of animals, is celebrated each year. On the eve of St. Anthony?s Day, riders guide their horses through a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares as part of the Luminarias ritual in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot.


Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union GuestRep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.


Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacksPHOENIX (AP) ? A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday.


What is a federal government shutdown?

What is a federal government shutdown?The US Congress is scrambling to avert a shutdown of the federal government amid fraught negotiations over a budget compromise. Lawmakers have until midnight on Friday to pass a spending bill or risk the first government shutdown since 2013. What is a government shutdown?


Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance

Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP EntranceChris Christie, no longer the governor of New Jersey, was reportedly denied access to a special VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.


Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: studyEarth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet's temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature. How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency, and develops technologies to remove CO2 from the air will determine whether climate change remains manageable or unleashes a maelstrom of human misery.


Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against AfrinBy Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies. Turkey's foreign minister said the Moscow trip by Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar was part of talks with both Russia and Iran, the two main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to allow Turkish planes to take part in an Afrin campaign.


Amazon Narrows Down Second Headquarters List To 20 Possibilities

Amazon Narrows Down Second Headquarters List To 20 PossibilitiesOn Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities and other localities that are still in the running to host the online retail giant?s second headquarters, which it?s calling HQ2.


Pope Francis Performs Impromptu Wedding Ceremony Aboard Papal Plane

Pope Francis Performs Impromptu Wedding Ceremony Aboard Papal PlaneTwo flight attendants on Pope Francis? papal plane were treated to first-class service on Thursday when the pope helped them officially tie the knot.


Here's Why the Flu Is Especially Bad This Year

Here's Why the Flu Is Especially Bad This YearEvery part of the continental U.S. is showing "widespread" flu activity


Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'CNN?s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O?Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host?s trip there.


Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom

Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroomCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said.


American Sh*thole

American Sh*tholeThe biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.


Car plows into crowd along Brazil?s Copacabana beach, killing baby

Car plows into crowd along Brazil?s Copacabana beach, killing babyA car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro?s tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade on Thursday, killing a baby and injuring 17 people, authorities said, with the driver telling investigators he suffered a seizure.


Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo orderEmirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders. The company said it had placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Emirates is already the world's biggest customer for the A380 with 101 in its fleet and 41 more firm orders previously placed.


India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBMIndia successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a ?major boost? to the country?s strategic defense system.


Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgrade

Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgradeFox Firepower: Allison Barrie with a look at how U.S. Army SOCOM is looking to equip the 75th Ranger Regiment's dogs with advanced vest protection, wearable sensors and video cameras.


Glossier Just Dropped Its First-Ever Solution To Acne-Prone Skin

Glossier Just Dropped Its First-Ever Solution To Acne-Prone SkinThe glossy-faced, dewy-skinned experts at Glossier just dropped a new addition to the skincare-as-makeup retailer?s collection that?s perfect for blemish-prone faces.


There's A Really Dumb Reason Why Some Teens Are Eating Tide Pods

There's A Really Dumb Reason Why Some Teens Are Eating Tide PodsHealth officials are urging the public not to eat laundry detergent packets amid an uptick in intentional exposures and ingestions among teenagers, and we can thank a running online joke for it.


Judge Calls Larry Nassar 'Delusional' For Saying It's Hard To Face His Victims

Judge Calls Larry Nassar 'Delusional' For Saying It's Hard To Face His VictimsFormer USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing 10 counts of first-degree sexual misconduct after more than 140 women accused him, penned a six-page letter to the court saying it was too difficult to listen to dozens of accusers deliver victim impact statements on how he sexually abused them.


Phoenix Serial Killer Suspect Identified After DNA Allegedly Connects Him to 9 Killings

Phoenix Serial Killer Suspect Identified After DNA Allegedly Connects Him to 9 KillingsSeven men and two women were shot between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17


Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey prepares to attack

Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey prepares to attackBEIRUT (AP) ? Syria's dominant Kurdish party on Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to act quickly to ensure the safety of Kurdish-controlled territories in the country's north, including an enclave that Turkey has threatened to attack.


Gay Olympian Adam Rippon: I Don't Think Mike Pence 'Has A Real Concept Of Reality'

Gay Olympian Adam Rippon: I Don't Think Mike Pence 'Has A Real Concept Of Reality'Adam Rippon is using his new, history-making platform to resist the Trump administration?s anti-LGBTQ agenda.


Croupier and guard arrested over $6m Macau casino heist

Croupier and guard arrested over $6m Macau casino heistPolice in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau have arrested a croupier and a security guard over a massive casino heist where almost HK$48 million ($6 million) in gaming chips were stolen from a VIP room. Semi-autonomous Macau is the only part of China where casino gambling is legal and is a favourite haunt of mainland high rollers. The heist happened early Tuesday morning at mega casino Wynn Macau, owned by United States gaming tycoon Steve Wynn.


Russia says North Korea summit undermines U.N., aggravates situation

Russia says North Korea summit undermines U.N., aggravates situationRussia hit out on Wednesday at a U.S.-led effort to increase international pressure on North Korea, saying it was making the situation worse and undermining the United Nations. Twenty nations hosted by the United States and Canada in Vancouver agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has refused to give up development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States in spite of increasingly severe U.N. sanctions, raising fears of a new war on the Korean peninsula.


Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, agrees to tell Russia investigators what he knows

Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, agrees to tell Russia investigators what he knowsSteve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, has agreed to answer questions from prosecutors on the Russian election meddling investigation, it has been reported. Mr Bannon was going to be legally forced to testify before a grand jury, but has now reportedly struck a deal where he will just speak to investigators led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel tasked with getting to the bottom of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. The reported agreement means he will be able to answer questions in a less daunting setting but suggests he is willing to give details about his time in the White House. It comes after reports emerged on Tuesday that Mr Bannon had been subpoenaed by the investigation into Russian election meddling, a legal device to force someone to give testimony. The move had been widely viewed as a tactic to persuade Mr Bannon, who was at the heart of the Trump administration for several months, to give evidence to Mr Mueller's investigators.  Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigation Russian election meddling Credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File It also suggests that Mr Mueller's investigation is a long way from reaching a conclusion, despite the White House's claims to the contrary. Separately, Mr Bannon was giving evidence to the House of Representatives? Intelligence Committee on Tuesday behind closed doors on the same topic.  However, he refused to answer a broad array of queries due to an alleged gagging order imposed by the White House following his departure. "This was effectively a gag order by the White House," Mr Schiff Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the committee, said shortly after Mr Bannon's interview concluded. Mr Schiff said the committee planned to callhim back for a second interview. A spokeswoman for Mr Bannon did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Tuesday afternoon. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, left, leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting Credit: AP At the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said no one had encouraged Mr Bannon not to be transparent during questioning. "As with all congressional inquiries touching upon the White House, Congress must consult with the White House prior to obtaining confidential material. This is part of a judicially recognized process that goes back decades," she added. A White House official said the president did not seek to formally exert executive privilege over Mr Bannon - a move that would have barred him from answering certain questions.  "We witnessed today what I believe was the most aggressive effort by the White House thus far to obstruct our efforts to seek the truth."@RepSwalwell reacts to Steve Bannon's refusal to answer questions at the W.H.'s direction during his 9.5-hour under-oath testimony. #LastWordpic.twitter.com/TmUVKm3hXL? The Last Word (@TheLastWord) January 17, 2018 Mr Bannon, the former executive chairman at Breitbart News, the right-wing website, was Mr Trump?s election campaign chief for the final few months before the vote. He is credited with turning round Mr Trump's fortunes and securing an improbable victory by doubling down on Mr Trump's nationalistic campaign messages.  Profile | Steve Bannon However, the pair fell out spectacularly in the new year after Mr Bannon was quoted at length criticising Mr Trump?s family members in the book Fire and Fury: Inside the White House. In particular, Mr Bannon?s criticism of a controversial Trump Tower meeting between senior campaign aides and Russian-linked figures before the election infuriated the president.  According to the book a Trump Tower meeting between senior campaign aides and Russian-linked figures before the election was set up after Mr Trump?s son, Donald Jr, was told that the Russians may have dirt on Hillary Clinton.  Mr Trump publicly attacked Mr Bannon after the comments came to light. "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," he said. 


15 Healthy And Hearty Oatmeal Recipes

15 Healthy And Hearty Oatmeal Recipes


The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker Feature

The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker FeatureNo matter how hard you fight it, an Instant Pot is almost certainly going to weasel its way into your life at some point.


Sen. Rand Paul explains why he's a 'no' on spending bill

Sen. Rand Paul explains why he's a 'no' on spending billKentucky senator speaks out about government waste on 'Your World.'


Here's Your 10-Piece Winter Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

Here's Your 10-Piece Winter Capsule Wardrobe ChecklistIf you?ve been toying around with the idea of a simplified wardrobe, there?s no better time to start than the winter.


'Jersey Shore' reality star expected to plead to tax charges

'Jersey Shore' reality star expected to plead to tax chargesNEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is due in federal court in Newark on Friday to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes.


Trump Is Scrambling To Avoid A Special Election Defeat In This Rust Belt District

Trump Is Scrambling To Avoid A Special Election Defeat In This Rust Belt District? Conor Lamb, the Democrat running to represent this district in Congress, was wrapping up an interview with a reporter last week when Ted Skowvron, a 93-year-old veteran in a World War II cap, walked over to shake his hand.


Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

Taiwan blocks China flights after route rowTaiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China. Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in January, but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears on the mainland. China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Air have since requested to operate 176 additional flights between Taiwan and China during the Lunar New Year period in mid-February.


Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims. Anthony Shore, 55, was executed by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville, dying at 6:28 p.m., Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said by telephone. It was the 546th in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.


Toyota Calls Off EPA Partnership Under Pressure From Environmentalists

Toyota Calls Off EPA Partnership Under Pressure From EnvironmentalistsToyota Motor Corp. has ended talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency, the automaker told HuffPost on Wednesday.



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