Trump social team prepares to host ritzy Governors' Dinner - CNN Avatar
CNN Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:12:00 GMT
(CNN) While many Americans watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, governors of the United States will be reveling in a different kind of glamor -- in person, at the White House. The first big social event of President Donald Trump's administration, the ...
'Bodies flying off the hood': Suspected drunk driver plows into Mardi Gras parade, injuring 28 - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:57:16 GMT
A pickup careened through a Mardi Gras parade crowd in New Orleans on Saturday, pinning some people and hurling others through the air, injuring at least 28. Officials said the driver was intoxicated. There were no reports of deaths, but witness ...
Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery - PEOPLE.com Avatar
PEOPLE.com Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:30:21 GMT
Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died due to complications from surgery, PEOPLE confirms. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A ...
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Elected To Lead Democrats - NPR Avatar
NPR Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:12:00 GMT
The DNC has a new chair — former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Party members voted in Atlanta on Saturday. Now the hard work of rebuilding the party begins. Perez Elected As Chairman Of Democratic National Committee. Facebook; Twitter; Google+ ...
The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team's Flurry Of Falsehoods - Huffington Post Avatar
Huffington Post Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:44:00 GMT
To say that President Donald Trump has a casual relationship with the truth would be a gross understatement. He has repeatedly cited debunked conspiracy theories, pushed voter fraud myths, and embellished his record and accomplishments. The barrage ...
Five takeaways from CPAC - The Hill Avatar
The Hill Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:06:13 GMT
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Six years ago, Donald Trump · Donald TrumpAn urban agenda for the Trump administration Pelosi: Trump administration has 'done nothing' Aide: Trump not elected to talk to celebrities and reporters MORE launched his political ...
Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:26:41 GMT
The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates' ties to Russia, a politically charged issue that has been under investigation by the FBI as well ...
North Korean leader's half brother suffered a 'very painful death' within 20 minutes, Malaysian officials say - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:13:59 GMT
TOKYO — Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, died a “very painful death” within 20 minutes of having poison smeared on his face, Malaysian authorities said Sunday. This suggests he was exposed to a huge amount of VX, a nerve ...
Customs: Ali's son wasn't detained because he's Muslim - USA TODAY Avatar
USA TODAY Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:00 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed Saturday that it held Muhammad Ali Jr., the son of the late legendary boxer, for questioning in a Florida airport earlier this month, but said Ali wasn't singled out because he's a Muslim.
Activist muscle gives Obamacare a lift - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:08:36 GMT
Seven years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democrats seem finally to have secured a crucial element for its preservation: a robust grass-roots movement supporting it. Pro-ACA protesters attended more than 100 rallies held Saturday across ...
Huawei's shiny P10 flagships come in (almost) all the colors of the rainbow - TechCrunch Avatar
TechCrunch Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:51:18 GMT
If you're bored of the same old monotone/metallic smartphone color choices, Chinese mobile maker Huawei has been thinking a little differently for its just announced P10 and P10 Plus flagship handsets — and is offering a spectrum of shades, including ...
Google's digital assistant comes to new Android phones - CNBC Avatar
CNBC Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:31:37 GMT
Alphabet's Google announced on Sunday that it will bring its digital assistant to smartphones running the latest versions of its Android operating system, vastly expanding its reach. The Google Assistant was limited to the technology company's own ...
Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons - Washington Post Avatar
Washington Post Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:39:43 GMT
WASHINGTON — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend. Jeff ...
Swedes puzzle over Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' - ABC News Avatar
ABC News Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:33:58 GMT
A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs ...
German student eyed in mowing down pedestrians held on murder charge - Fox News Avatar
Fox News Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:16:49 GMT
A man who mowed down pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg, killing one man, is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, authorities said Sunday. Two other people were injured in Saturday's incident, according to police who ruled ...
Matt Elam arrested on Miami on marijuana possession charges - ESPN Avatar
ESPN Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:05:13 GMT
Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam was arrested on drug charges early Sunday morning in Miami, according to Miami-Dade police. Elam, a 2013 first-round pick, was charged with one count of cannabis possession, one count of possession of cannabis with ...
How A-listers shamelessly campaign for Oscars - New York Post Avatar
New York Post Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:16:00 GMT
Earlier this week, a notoriously press-shy Casey Affleck appeared in his third PETA ad in 10 months, exposing the horrors of circuses as somber music played in the background. “I choose to work in the entertainment industry,” said the Oscar nominee ...
Drug suspects cut way out of Philippines police facility - Reuters Avatar
Reuters Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:59:44 GMT
MANILA Thirteen people facing drug charges escaped from a police detention facility in the Philippines on Sunday after sawing through iron bars, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. The guard on duty at the facility north of the capital ...
Immigrants, the Oscars and Trump: Your Weekend Briefing - New York Times Avatar
New York Times Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:00:12 GMT
1. A new era is dawning at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, evident to undocumented immigrants across the United States. Eased federal rules for deportations issued last week have emboldened ICE agents and pushed some immigrants ...
Trayvon Martin: Five years after his death, struggle for civil rights continues - Daytona Beach News-Journal Avatar
Daytona Beach News-Journal Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:03:38 GMT
George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom during a recess, with his attorney Mark O'Mara, in Seminole circuit court on the first day of his trial, in Sanford on June 10, 2013. [Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel file/TNS]. Hide caption. College students and ...
Thousands march in Moscow to honor Kremlin critic killed in 2015 - Reuters Avatar
Reuters Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:55:37 GMT
MOSCOW Thousands of Russians marched through the center of Moscow on Sunday to honor opposition leader Boris Nemtsov two years after he was gunned down near the Kremlin walls, and to call for further investigations into his killing. The 55-year-old ...
Kansas bar attack suspect became a 'drunken mess' following father's death, neighbor says - New York Daily News Avatar
New York Daily News Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:49:00 GMT
OLATHE, Kan. — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor ...
Academy revokes '13 Hours' sound mixer's Oscar nomination - Fox News Avatar
Fox News Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:31:00 GMT
One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."The decision, announced Saturday, was due to ...and more »
Fire at large Swedish refugee center injures at least 15 - CNBC Avatar
CNBC Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:13:00 GMT
Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country's largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden. Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says two people were taken to the ...
'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor - Page Six Avatar
Page Six Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:46:00 GMT
Barry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd annual indie awards, the dressed-down, beachside ...
Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow - Fox News Avatar
Fox News Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:09:00 GMT
MOSUL, Iraq – The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group. Hundreds of civilians poured out of Mosul on foot following the advances ...
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus hands-on: The Moto G just went premium - BGR Avatar
BGR Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:47:36 GMT
Motorola's Moto G phones have been some of the most popular mid-range Android handsets we've ever seen. Year after year, Motorola kept upgrading the phones while keeping retail price surprisingly low. Multiple rumors ahead of this year's Mobile World ...
When the Mirror met Britain's tallest man: A day in the life of Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton - Mirror.co.uk Avatar
Mirror.co.uk Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:12:21 GMT
Tributes have been paid to Britain's tallest man Neil Fingleton who died of suspected heart failure at the age of 36. The Game of Thrones star, who played Mag the Mighty and also appeared in Doctor Who, reportedly died on Saturday. Mr Fingleton grew up ...
Warren Buffett hung newspapers from 7 market catastrophes on an office wall to remind him 'anything can happen' - Business Insider Avatar
Business Insider Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:01:25 GMT
Warren Buffett points to a framed copy of the New York Times from the 1929 stock market crash, hung on a wall in the Berkshire Hathaway offices. "Becoming Warren Buffett"/HBO. Warren Buffett may have an estimated net worth of around $76 billion, but ...
UK terror threat 'at highest since 1970s IRA plots' - BBC News Avatar
BBC News Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:44:24 GMT
Britain faces a level of terror threat not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s, according to a new watchdog. Max Hill QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws, told the Sunday Telegraph that Islamist extremists were targeting UK cities. He ...