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Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:08:56 -0500

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts Tuesday in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem that....
Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ law

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:26:23 -0500

A married lesbian couple in Indiana were turned away by a tax preparer when they attempted to file their taxes jointly last week, making them one of many victims of the state’s anti-LGBTQ laws. Baile....
U.S.-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:28:50 -0500

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over more than 150 Iraqi and other foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq on Thursday. "The majority of the fighters are Iraqi," said a military colo....
As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam's Apuron, groups say

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:10:07 -0500

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron was found guilty of 'certain accusations' of crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors. He has appealed the ruling.....
Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Couple in MAGA Hats

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:09:45 -0500

A Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday for pulling a gun on a couple who were wearing the Make America Great Again hats popularized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign.James Phillips, 57, of Cot....
Huawei founder says will not share data with China - CBS News

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:01:09 -0500

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's founder and chief executive pledged not to share any customer information with the Chinese government and said the company had never done so, in an interview with CBS News....
Global stocks mixed as US-China trade talks resume

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:54:04 -0500

Global stocks finished mixed on Tuesday following a meandering session as investors eyed ongoing US-China trade talks.....
Sanders campaign says it raised nearly $6 million on 1st day

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:48:51 -0500

The Vermont senator launched his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination early Tuesday morning and raised nearly $6 million in its first 24 hours.....
Roger Stone Ordered to Explain Instagram Photo of Judge With Crosshairs Symbol

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:03:25 -0500

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Stone to explain at a Feb. 21 hearing in Washington why the post didn’t violate a limited gag order barring him from saying anything that might bias pote....
Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:40:57 -0500

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to supp....
Obama talks self-confidence with Steph Curry: ‘If you’re confident with your sexuality, you don’t need 8 women twerking around you’

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:22:18 -0500

In a wide-ranging interview about what it means to be a man, Barack Obama said that you don't need women "twerking around you" if you are "very confident about your sexuality". During a town hall in ....
See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:01:00 -0500

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The stakes are high for Pope Francis, Catholics worldwide in unprecedented sex abuse summit

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:03:49 -0500

Pope Francis' summit on clergy sexual abuse, which opens Thursday at the Vatican, draws church leaders from around the world.....
Pakistan will retaliate against any Indian attacks over Kashmir bombing, says Imran Khan

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:56:10 -0500

Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, has warned his country will retaliate against any Indian attack in the wake of last week's Kashmir suicide bombing and called instead for dialogue to cal....
Palestinian president rejects tax money from Israel

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:26:41 -0500

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA's financial support of militants' families, Pales....
MAGA hat student sues Washington Post for $250m over coverage of confrontation with Native American man

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:19:00 -0500

A student involved in a viral confrontation with a Native American man is suing the Washington Post for $250m (£191m) over its coverage of the incident. The defamation lawsuit, filed by Covington Cat....
American Airlines denies man was on flight from Los Angeles

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:35:00 -0500

American Airlines had a huge mix-up when they claimed to have no trace of a passenger.....
Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators say

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:23:50 -0500

Officials in Alabama are calling for a small-town newspaper editor to resign because of an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize Washington, D.C.....
Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentenced

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:33:42 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 52-year-old Minneapolis man accused of beating and raping his mentally disabled twin daughters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.....
How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widows

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:54:59 -0500

Despite a looming funding shortfall, proposals to enhance Social Security benefits are being circulated.....
Southwest Air Drops on $60 Million Hit From U.S. Shutdown

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:04:34 -0500

The political stalemate that ended last month will reduce first-quarter revenue by $60 million as the aftereffects lingered on, Southwest said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. “With more of first qu....
Chilean nuns find 'relief' in Pope's recognition of Church abuse

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:36:36 -0500

Three former Chilean nuns who claim to have been sexually abused over two decades ago by priests in their religious order have hailed comments by Pope Francis earlier this month in which he recognized....
North Korea envoy separated from his daughter, says defector

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:27:49 -0500

A North Korean diplomat who reportedly defected from his embassy in Rome last year has been separated from his daughter after she was forcefully repatriated to Pyongyang, an ex-colleague who has now s....
The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:45:04 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local):....
Airlines begin waiving change fees for new winter storm

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:06:57 -0500

Southwest Airlines had already started waiving rebooking fees ahead of the new storm. It’s likely that others would do the same as forecasts solidified.....
White House 'tried to rush' sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, report says

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:59:10 -0500

The White House has been accused of pushing a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite objections from national security officials. A report released by a Democrat-controlle....
Man punches and throws hot coffee on Sikh 7-Eleven clerk because he 'hates Muslims'

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:28:46 -0500

A man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a Sikh employee of a California 7-Eleven convenience store. The man can allegedly be seen on surveillance footage punching the emplo....
The Best Thing in IKEA's New Summer Collection Is . . .

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:36:35 -0500

Hint: It's going to transform your backyard BBQ setup....
Ford Deals a Blow to Bolsonaro With Plan to Shutter Brazil Plant

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:08:21 -0500

The automaker expects to record $460 million in charges related to exiting the heavy-truck business in all of South America, according to a statement. It’s halting production this year at its São Ber....
Netanyahu makes deal with far-right party ahead of Israeli election

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:54:31 -0500

The deal, announced by Netanyahu's Likud and the ultranationalist Jewish Home party, was aimed at solidifying a potential right-wing coalition after the April 9 parliamentary election. Opinion polls ....
7 Stocks Warren Buffett Just Bought or Sold

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:40:46 -0500

Warren Buffett is wheeling and dealing. The most anticipated 13-F filing each quarter is that of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B). Here are seven stocks Buffett has been bu....
Iowa mom gets life in prison for death of baby found in maggot-infested diaper

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:02:53 -0500

An Iowa woman whose infant son's lifeless body was found in a baby swing has been imprisoned for life without possibility of parole.....
Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:49:00 -0500

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag....
Snow, ice, torrential rain brings weather havoc to 39 states, 200 million people

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:08:16 -0500

A powerful storm will roar across the US over the next 2 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.....
Conspiracy theorists are claiming Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. She isn’t.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:42:03 -0500

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court bench Tuesday to hear oral arguments for the first time since undergoing cancer surgery in December.....
Jussie Smollett case: Hate crime or hoax?

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:13:48 -0500

The 360 is a feature designed to show you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories. Speed Read....
Israel should apologize to Poland in Holocaust row: U.S. ambassador to Warsaw

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:00:20 -0500

The row, initially sparked by media reports suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Poles of complicity in the Holocaust, deepened on Monday after the comment by his minister Israel Katz,....
How to Determine Whether a Warehouse Club Membership is Worth It

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:20:41 -0500

Warehouse clubs such as Sam's Club, Costco and BJ's Wholesale Club are marketed to consumers as great places to find bargains on all kinds of goods, particularly items sold in bulk. Many discount gro....
Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:00:34 -0500

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an ....
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020 election run against Trump

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:30:00 -0500

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senator’s first presidential campaign. A spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, l....
Neptune's new moon Hippocamp is so tiny that it wasn't detected in 1989 during flyby, scientists report

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:52:05 -0500

A new moon was found near Neptune, joining the other 13 we knew about. It's so small that it wasn't detected during the Voyager 2 flyby in 1989.....
Shamima Begum: What could happen to the Isil bride?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:29:41 -0500

The Home Office has stripped jihadi bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship, but the ongoing saga of what will happen next to her and her days-old son remains up in the air.  International law ....
Subaru's Mysterious Concept SUV Will Show Off New e-Boxer Hybrid Tech

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:20:00 -0500

The lifted plug-in hybrid from the all-wheel-drive specialist is set to debut at this year's Geneva auto show.....
Southwest Airlines extends schedule, adds new seasonal routes

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:11:56 -0500

Southwest announced addition of two weekend-only seasonal routes. It also confirmed the return of seven seasonal routes that will resume in August.....
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:22:52 -0500

Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald....
Saudi Prince Pledges to Help India Fight Terror

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:50:18 -0500

“Terrorism is a common concern and Saudi Arabia will cooperate with India in fighting it, including in matters like intelligence sharing,” Prince Mohammed said in a press statement alongside Modi in N....
Benetton's new French flair colours debut in Milan

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:49:55 -0500

Benetton took to the catwalk in Milan for the first time Tuesday with its debut collection by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in a bid to revive the historic Italian brand. The show, whic....