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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he is people's choice for 2018 election 19 Feb 2017, 2:02 pm
By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. "The people, you know, would want to judge everyone else on the basis of President Mugabe as the criteria," Mugabe, who is Africa's oldest leader, said. Mugabe has been in power in the southern African country since 1980 and in December his party confirmed him as its candidate for the next presidential election expected in mid-2018, when he will be 94.
Which Company Will Supply Samsung Galaxy S8 Batteries? 19 Feb 2017, 9:15 am
Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista Support 19 Feb 2017, 4:21 am
Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport 19 Feb 2017, 12:28 am
One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment 18 Feb 2017, 11:07 pm
One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. "Rescue workers confirm the death of one person, three seriously injured and 24 others hurt," a Belgian official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents’ Day 18 Feb 2017, 11:00 pm
A New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.”
U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes 18 Feb 2017, 9:30 pm
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National Committee's computer systems, the officials said.
Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility 18 Feb 2017, 8:36 pm
Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. Abdel Rahman was serving a life sentence on several terrorism-related charges at a Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The sheikh was seen as a jihadist spiritual leader even after his conviction in 1995 for conspiring to bomb New York landmarks, including the United Nations, and assassinate the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
Vatican 'House of Cards' as pro and anti-pope factions clash 18 Feb 2017, 8:17 pm
A real-life version of the hit political drama "House of Cards" is unfolding at the Vatican, from cardinals openly defying the pope to anonymous posters sullying his name. In the latest episode, a group of powerful Princes of the Church released a statement defending Pope Francis -- but religious watchers warn the move could backfire and work in the favour of his conservative challengers. "No pope controls everything," said Vatican expert Luigi Accattoli.
Boy, 5, Left In Critical Condition After Being Mauled by Pit Bull 18 Feb 2017, 8:13 pm
Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return 18 Feb 2017, 7:54 pm
Brasília (AFP) - Six months after her humiliating departure from Brazil's presidency following an impeachment trial, Dilma Rousseff is contemplating her political future. Lula faces trial over alleged involvement in the Petrobras affair, which he denies.
Mom-To-Be Shares Photo of 2 Onesies Surrounded by Needles After Struggling to Get Pregnant 18 Feb 2017, 7:30 pm
Protesters in Barcelona urge Spain to take in more refugees 18 Feb 2017, 7:21 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — At least 160,000 protesters marched Saturday in Barcelona to demand that Spain's conservative-led government increase its efforts to take in refugees from war-torn countries like Syria.
Paris protesters decry police abuse; some clash with police 18 Feb 2017, 6:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped with a police baton and other victims of police abuse.
Joyful 92-year-old woman serves as bridesmaid at her granddaughter's wedding 18 Feb 2017, 4:00 pm
For every terrible story on the news, there is also a heartwarming one unfolding somewhere in the world. This is one of the heartwarming ones. SEE ALSO: Heartwarming video shows boy with Down syndrome dancing to 'Born This Way' Redditor rachelamandamay made the entire internet melt when she shared this photo from her wedding. "I say 92 years young because she swims one mile/week, line dances and still owns and maintains her own home," she stated in the comments of the post. This beautiful bride has a very close relationship with her grandmother. She also shared in a comment how she took her grandmother out on Valentine's Day to celebrate what would have been 67 years with her grandfather. What a fantastic, beautiful moment. The world needs more of these right now. Mashable has reached out to the bride for comment. BONUS: Tom Hanks photobombed a wedding photoshoot in gym shorts
Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings 18 Feb 2017, 1:21 pm
Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,000 people have died since Duterte took office seven months ago and ordered an unprecedented crime war that has drawn global criticism for alleged human rights abuses, but is popular with many in the mainly Catholic country. Members of one of the nation's oldest and most powerful institutions chanted prayers and sang hymns as they marched to condemn a "spreading culture of violence".
Why you should pour a glass and drink up this National Drink Wine Day 18 Feb 2017, 1:00 pm
Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central California 18 Feb 2017, 12:41 pm
A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Malaysia arrests North Korean over Kim Jong-Nam killing 18 Feb 2017, 11:16 am
Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body. A 46-year-old was arrested on Friday evening with documents that identified him as North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, a police statement said, making him the first person from the North to be detained over the case. Kim Jong-Nam died after an unidentified liquid was sprayed in his face at Kuala Lumpur international airport on Monday, in an attack Seoul says was carried out by female agents on the orders of Pyongyang.
Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old 18 Feb 2017, 2:00 am
Questions raised about Leanna Taylor's behavior after son's death: Part 3 18 Feb 2017, 1:36 am
Release denied for 'dreamer' detained by immigration agents 18 Feb 2017, 12:10 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday declined to immediately release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally.
Immigrant haven of Miami-Dade votes against sanctuary status 17 Feb 2017, 11:45 pm
MIAMI (AP) — County commissioners in immigrant-rich Miami-Dade voted Friday to uphold their Cuban-born mayor's order to cooperate with federal immigration officials, drawing shouts of "shame on you" from those hoping to make their community a sanctuary city.
Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada 17 Feb 2017, 11:02 pm
Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side. RCMP officers watching from the other side helped them up, lifting the younger children and asking a woman, who leaned on her fellow passenger as she walked, if she needed medical care.
Hitler's 'destructive' wartime phone up for auction 17 Feb 2017, 10:47 pm
Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, will hit the auction block this weekend, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone that was later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler's name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader's Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime's defeat. Auction house Alexander Historical Auctions estimates its worth between $200,000 and $300,000.
Worldwide Internet Access is Closer Than we Think 17 Feb 2017, 10:43 pm
Amtrak officer charged with killing unarmed man in Chicago 17 Feb 2017, 10:40 pm
Durst of 'The Jinx' HBO series faces more testimony in murder case 17 Feb 2017, 10:39 pm
An old friend of Robert Durst, a real estate icon tied to slayings explored in HBO's series "The Jinx," acknowledged on the witness stand on Friday in Los Angeles that he has been inconsistent in describing what he called Durst's private confession to murder. Nick Chavin, 72, a New York advertising executive who was a longtime friend of Durst, returned to the witness stand a day after testifying Durst told him that he killed mutual friend Susan Berman in 2000. Prosecutors have asserted Durst killed Berman because of what she knew about his wife's unsolved disappearance in 1982.
Sony Could Follow Nintendo Switch Design, Patent Shows 17 Feb 2017, 10:37 pm
Besieged Trump lashes out at mainstream media: ‘The enemy of the American People!’ 17 Feb 2017, 10:24 pm
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” he declared from South Florida, where he is staying for the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! Trump’s latest attack against the press came after Thursday’s feisty marathon press conference, in which the president aired a host of grievances over how the media has been covering his White House.
The Latest: Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people' 17 Feb 2017, 10:14 pm
Climate doubter Pruitt takes EPA reins as Trump targets regulations 17 Feb 2017, 10:05 pm
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. The installation of Scott Pruitt, who sued the agency he intends to lead more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general, reinforces expectations on both sides of the political divide that America will cede its position as a leader in the global fight on climate change. Senators voted 52-46 to approve Pruitt, who was to be sworn in later on Friday afternoon at the White House.
Blair urges pro-EU Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit 17 Feb 2017, 8:37 pm
Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Friday urged Britons who support the European Union to "rise up" and persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the bloc in a high-profile speech. "This is not the time for retreat, indifference or despair but the time to rise up in defence of what we believe," he said at an event organised by Open Britain, a campaign group lobbying for Britain to retain close ties with the EU. "We have to build a movement that will stretch across party lines," he said, announcing that he was creating an institute that would also develop arguments against Brexit and keep ties with the EU.
Pakistan cracks down on militants after IS shrine attack 17 Feb 2017, 7:53 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday.
Brewery gives employees 'puppy parental leave' and everyone else major job envy 17 Feb 2017, 7:50 pm
How does spending an entire week playing with a puppy and getting paid for it sound to you? Too good to be true? We're here to inform you that there is a company which allows their employees to do that. Yes, that exists. Companies all over the world have stepped up their game to ensure a high quality of life for their employees by offering all sorts of competitive perks and benefits. But we have found the one company that has every other place beat, hands down, no question. BrewDog, a brewery based in Scotland, announced on Monday that it would be instituting "Puppy Parental Leave" across their company. SEE ALSO: Gather round and be blessed by this precious puppy's 'newborn' photoshoot "We know only too well that having a new arrival – whether a mewling pup or unsettled rescue dog – can be stressful for human and hound both," BrewDog stated on its website. "So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home." If it were possible to give an entire company a hug, we would be doing it to BrewDog right now. Their announcement also came with this adorable video explaining the policy. As you may have guessed by the brewery's name, dogs are an essential part of the identity of BrewDog. Indeed, the brewery was founded by two men and a dog. "Ever since Bracken, the original Brew Dog, first watched James and Martin mash in batch number one of Punk IPA back in 2007 dogs have been central to our way of life," the brewery mentions on its site. BrewDog also encourages its employees to bring their dogs to work. Their main office in Scotland boasts 50 "office dogs." How does anyone get any work done there? BrewDog collars, back by popular demand!* *Dog not included with purchase. bit.ly/brewdogcollar #brewdog #craftbeer #dogsofinsta #brewpix #dogcollars #puppiesofinstagram A post shared by BrewDog (@brewdogofficial) on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:19am PDT While the brewery is headquartered in Scotland, they are planning on opening up another brewery in Columbus, Ohio. And just a reminder, the puppy paid leave policy extends to all employees anywhere. We'll just leave their careers page here for you for easy access. BONUS: Meet the dog who's basically a saint
Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after blast in Sufi shrine 17 Feb 2017, 7:36 pm
Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 "terrorists" after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief of staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday visited the town of Sehwan in Sindh province where the latest attack took place. Sharif vowed to eliminate militants "with the full force of the state".
Best Buy is running a killer President’s Day sale on the iPhone 7/7 Plus, HDTVs and more 17 Feb 2017, 7:24 pm
The holiday season might be over, but that doesn't mean we have to wait until the end of the year for more great sales. On Friday at midnight, Best Buy kicked off its annual President's Day sale, offering up dozens of deals on smartphones, TVs, computers, cameras, appliances and more. The sale lasts all weekend and the retailer says that quantities are limited, so don't delay if you see an interesting deal.
Rather than list all of the deals available in the sale, we've rounded up the very best that we could find and broke them down by category below. Whether you're looking for a cheap iPhone 7, an affordable 4K TV or a touchscreen laptop that won't break the bank, we've got you covered:
- iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus - Save up to $150
- iPhone SE - Starting at $9.99/month
- Samsung Galaxy S6 (32GB) Unlocked - $399.99 (save $50)
- LG G5 - Starting at $9.99/month
- Sony Xperia XZ (32GB) Unlocked - $499.99 (save $150)
- Samsung - 32" Class (31.5" Diag.) - LED - 720p - $189.99 (save $30)
- Westinghouse - 43" Class (42.5" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - $249.99 (save $50)
- Toshiba - 43" Class (42.5" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - $299.99 (save $100)
- Hisense - 65" Class (64.5" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - $749.99 (save $150)
- Samsung - 65" Class (64.5" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - $879.99 (save $220)
- Lenovo - 100S-14IBR 14" Laptop - $179.99 (save $50)
- HP - 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - $329.99 (save $70)
- HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - $449.99 (save $50)
- Microsoft - Surface Pro 4 - 12.3" - 128GB - $649.99 (save $150)
- Apple - 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K display - $1,299.99 (save $200)
There are plenty of other unlocked phones, printers, vacuum cleaners, headphones, routers, cases, external hard drives and more available on Best Buy's website, so be sure to check out the full sale there.
China’s ‘Left Behind’ Children 17 Feb 2017, 7:16 pm
Millions of Chinese children are being raised by their grandparents in rural China as their parents left to find work in urban areas. While there are no official figures, a recent government report puts the number of “left behind” children at nearly 10 million, though child welfare experts estimate the number to be closer to 60 million. In the case of the Luo family grandparents, who are elderly and poor, they do what they can to meet the basic needs of four children between the ages of 5 and 11.
Lithuania probes fake German troops rape claim 17 Feb 2017, 7:16 pm
Lithuanian prosecutors said Friday they had opened a probe into who was responsible for spreading false allegations of a rape committed by German troops freshly deployed to the Baltic NATO state. Police have described as fake an email sent this week to the speaker of parliament and national police claiming that German-speaking men in uniforms raped an underage girl near a barracks in central Lithuania. Several hundred German soldiers arrived this month as part of a multinational NATO battalion in Lithuania, one of four the alliance is providing on a rotational basis to eastern flank members to deter a militarily resurgent Russia.
Trump scrambles to find top national security aide 17 Feb 2017, 7:05 pm
By Jeff Mason NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, scrambling to find a new top security aide after firing his first one and being spurned by another candidate, said on Friday he has four people under consideration including acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg. Trump ousted Michael Flynn on Monday in a controversy over the retired lieutenant general's contacts with Russia. Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward on Thursday turned down the Republican president's offer to replace Flynn.
12 of the World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls 17 Feb 2017, 7:05 pm
11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers 17 Feb 2017, 6:55 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters on Friday repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in months on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri. Nine bombers and two civilians were killed, according to witnesses, soldiers and police.
Robert Michel, champion of Washington civility in senior House post, dies at 93 17 Feb 2017, 6:16 pm
By Will Dunham and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robert Michel, a gentlemanly Midwesterner who championed civility in Washington as House Republican leader but left Congress dismayed by the rise of conservative firebrands in his own party, died on Friday at age 93, a former aide said. Michel died at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia, where he had been admitted in the last few weeks with pneumonia, said Michael Johnson, a former chief of staff to the congressman. Michel, a decorated World War Two veteran who was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, was first elected in 1956 to the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and served for 38 years.
Jewish Reporter Trump Attacked Defends President 17 Feb 2017, 5:44 pm
The Ferrari 812 Superfast Is Maranello's Most Powerful Production Car Ever 17 Feb 2017, 5:20 pm
Fremo Evo transforms Amazon’s Echo Dot into a portable Alexa speaker 17 Feb 2017, 5:13 pm
Amazon's Echo Dot is the smallest and most affordable Alexa speaker in Amazon's arsenal, but it has one main problem: like the much larger Amazon Echo, the Dot needs to be plugged into the wall so you can't move it around your house easily. That's where the Fremo Evo Intelligent Battery Base for 2nd Generation Echo Dot comes in. This smart Echo Dot accessory comes in either white or black to match Amazon's tiny speaker, and it provides more than six hours of usage before it needs to be recharged.
Some highlights from the product page:
- Easily and securely attaches to Echo Dot by a magnet with no interference. Easy to separate.
- Enables your echo dot to continuously function for more than 6 hours without being plugged in.
- Recharges using the Echo Dot power adapter.
- Intelligent battery management system allows the user to leave the power adapter plugged in without damaging the battery.
- Please use the plug and cable that came with the Echo Dot.
‘We are not thugs’: Rep. Correa defends Hispanic Caucus after dismissal from ICE meeting 17 Feb 2017, 4:22 pm
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) were outraged after they were barred from a meeting with Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Thursday, at the request of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the speaker’s staffers asked CHC members to leave the meeting, which was about the execution of President Trump’s controversial immigration policy.
Depression Can Affect New Fathers, Too 17 Feb 2017, 4:16 pm
Men who are expecting a child or whose partner has recently had a baby may experience depression just as women sometimes do, according to a new study. In recent years, much attention has been focused on recognizing and treating maternal depression, and this treatment has had positive effects on the health of moms and babies, the research team said. The new study of fathers — one of the largest studies on both prenatal and postnatal paternal depression — included more than 3,500 men and was part of the ongoing "Growing Up in New Zealand" project.
Tragic Suicide Case Highlights Mental Health Needs of Refugees 17 Feb 2017, 4:15 pm
The couple left no real explanation for their suicides, but a recent report on their case in the journal BMJ Case Reports highlights the risks for refugees: Cut off from their homelands and from many of the usual sources of social support, most refugees also lack access to mental health care. It's a problem that persists not only along the Thai-Myanmar border, where decades of conflict have created semi-permanent camp settlements, but also in the Middle East and Europe among Syrians displaced by the civil war in their country. "I often think, 'Could we have said something more or been more proactive somehow and helped her?'" said Gracia Fellmeth, a public health researcher at Oxford University in the U.K. and lead author of the case report published in September 2016.
More Than 200 Baldness-Linked Genetic Markers Found 17 Feb 2017, 4:15 pm
More than 200 new genetic markers linked with male pattern baldness have been identified, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. The researchers in the new study were also able to use their set of genetic markers to predict men's chances of severe hair loss, although the scientists noted that their results apply more to large populations of people than to any given individual. "We are still a long way from making an accurate prediction for an individual's hair-loss pattern.