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Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The US president and Japanese PM agree maximum pressure will be kept on North Korea.

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US to order fan blade inspections
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Tests on fan blades come after an explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight that left one person dead.

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

Philippines' Duterte says he ordered probe into Australian nun
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The Philippines leader accuses the Australian of "disorderly conduct", in a warning to foreign critics.

Puerto Rico hit by first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

It is the first island-wide power outage since Hurricane Maria hit the US territory seven months ago.

In an administration where a slight is usually met with a shrug, the ambassador to the UN stands her ground
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Public humiliation is a rite of passage for many top officials in the Trump administration. But when it was Nikki Haley's turn this week, she fought back, defending herself in a way that reflects her unique status in the Trump administration.

'No Confusion Nikki' takes the media by storm
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Nikki Haley's "I don't get confused" retort becomes the phrase of the moment. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

President decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctions
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russia for supporting Syria's chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to three senior administration officials and a source familiar with the discussions.

Analysis: Nikki Haley is simply not having it
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

Nikki Haley is not to be trifled with -- especially by the likes of a TV anchor-turned-newly-minted White House aide.

SE Cupp: Haley isn't here for your sexism
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

HLN's SE Cupp defends US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, saying the Trump administration threw the wrong person under the bus.

Southwest passenger 'did what any registered nurse would do' in attempt to save woman
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

A retired nurse was among those on a Southwest Airlines flight who tried in vain to help save an injured passenger when the plane's engine exploded in midair Tuesday.

What we know about the bank VP who died after Southwest Airlines engine failure
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive, community leader and mother of two, died Tuesday when the Southwest Airlines flight she was aboard blew an engine in midair.

Hero Southwest pilot one of Navy's first female fighter pilots
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Top Republicans pressing Rosenstein on turning over documents
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

GOP lawmakers want copies of Comey's Trump memos, and they want them now.

Trump on possibility of firing Mueller and Rosenstein: 'They’re still here'
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The president commented in a news conference with Japan's prime minister.

Airstrikes by US, allies failed to significantly reduce Syria's chemical weapons capabilities: report
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Airstrikes conducted by the United States, France and Britain against Syria on Friday failed to have a major impact on President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons capabilities, according to a new report.

Booking a cruise? Here's 5 things to know before you go
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Career cruisers have the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your vacation at sea.

Majority of Americans utter curse words when stressed out, study finds
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The average American utters their first curse word of the day at 10:54 a.m., according to new data.

Bob Newhart talks on-screen chemistry with Suzanne Pleshette: 'Those things are hard to find'
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Any fan of “The Bob Newhart Show” may know that nearly every episode had a bedroom scene – and that wasn’t a mistake.

John Cena, Nikki Bella clashed over having kids
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

John Cena and Nikki Bella's break up should not have come as a complete surprise for fans of "Total Bellas."

Europe Edition: North Korea, Germany, Dogs: Your Thursday Briefing
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

President Trump with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on Wednesday at Mar-a-Lago, Fla. The president continued to express optimism about sitting down with the leader of North Korea.

Meet Me in Mongolia: How Aging Aircraft May Dictate Kim-Trump Venue
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

An Ilyushin Il-62, a Soviet airliner, in North Korea. Political and logistical complications, including the small plane available to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, have limited the site options for the coming summit meeting between him and President Trump.

Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

Chung Eui-yong, second from left, the South Korean president’s national security adviser, visiting Washington last week.

Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

President Raúl Castro, left, taking part in a session of the National Assembly in Havana on Wednesday.

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger.

China says ready to deal with any fallout from U.S. trade row
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is well prepared to handle any negative effects from its trade dispute with the United States, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding that Beijing's tariff hikes on U.S. imports will not have a big impact overall on its domestic industries.

P&G to buy German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co will acquire the consumer health business of Merck KGaA for about 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and Asian markets.

South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

New York attorney general wants power to bypass Trump pardons
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 appeared destined for an unremarkable trip to Dallas as it lumbered down the runway at LaGuardia Airport with 149 people aboard. Less than a half hour later, chaos and terror would sweep through the cabin.

     
 
 

Trump won't say whether he would fire Mueller, but notes that he's 'still here'
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

President Trump said Wednesday he's been transparent and cooperative with the special counsel investigating his campaign's ties to Russia. Asked if he would fire special counsel Robert Mueller or his boss, Rod Rosenstein, the president said simply: "They're still here."

     
 
 

Professor who went on Barbara Bush 'racist' rant may not be saved by tenure, could lose job
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

A California State University, Fresno professor's rant about Barbara Bush being an "amazing racist" could cost her a job.

     
 
 

LeBron James: I wasn't 'blindsided' by reporter's postgame question about Erin Popovich
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

LeBron James says he wasn't caught off guard by Allie LaForce's question regarding the death of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin Popovich.

     
 
 

Ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal settles with AMI, can discuss alleged Trump affair
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump, came to a settlement agreement Wednesday with the tabloid news company she said paid her off to stay silent. McDougal's attorney, Peter Stris, confirmed the settlement in a statement provided to USA TODAY.

     
 
 

New details about what happened aboard deadly Southwest flight
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Philadelphia's medical examiner says Jennifer Riordan​ died of blunt impact trauma to her head, neck and torso

How can a person be physically sucked from an airplane?
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

"You have an incredible amount of pressure trying to rush out of that small opening ... they could become so small they go through that window," Ross Aimer said

Where might Trump and Kim Jong Un meet?
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Trump has said there are around five locations under consideration -- here are some of the possibilities

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says recession coming, but not soon
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

While Dimon says he eventually expects another recession, he doesn't expect it to happen this year

Trump says he'll "leave" if summit with North Korea isn't successful
Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018

North Korea: Trump says he will leave Kim summit if it isn't 'fruitful'
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

  • President says he is prepared to abandon plans
  • Trump says he wants to get Mueller inquiry ‘over with’

Donald Trump has pledged to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks” but warned that he was prepared to walk away if the talks were not “fruitful”.

“As you know, I will be meeting with Kim Jong-un in the coming weeks to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula,” the US president told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “Hopefully that meeting will be a great success and we’re looking forward to it.”

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: a dictator in all but name seeks complete control | Simon Tisdall
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Turkey’s president is unlikely to lose an election that will make him more powerful than Atatürk

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is one of a crop of present-day political leaders who value the respectability an ostensibly democratic election confers but don’t want to risk actually losing the vote.

In this respect, Turkey’s president is no different from Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Their shared idea of democracy can be summed up by the motto: “You vote, I win.”

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Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Eight-year study finds pioneer of paediatrics assisted in Third Reich’s euthanasia programme

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical historian.

Herwig Czech, from Vienna’s Medical University, has made the claim in an academic paper published in the open access journal Molecular Autism, following eight years of research into the paediatrician Hans Asperger.

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'Taste the difference': Farm-to-fork movement takes off in urban Flanders
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The densely populated area of Belgium is seeing a mini-boom in model of farming where growers sell direct to consumers

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Southwest explosion: aviation authority orders mass engine inspections
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Directive requires ultrasonic inspection of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines that accrued certain number of flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the inspection of 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger.

The order, called an air-worthiness directive, would require an ultrasonic inspection within the next six months of the fan blades on all CFM56-7B engines that have accrued a certain number of flights.

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Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message.

Reducing Voters' Paperwork Might Expand The Voter Rolls
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

By next year, more than a quarter of all Americans will live in states where they no longer have to fill out registration forms in order to cast a ballot.

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

Ex-'Playboy' Model Settles Suit With 'National Enquirer' Over Alleged Trump Affair
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The settlement frees Karen McDougal to speak publicly about the alleged 10-month affair that she says ended in 2007 after the publisher bought her story and then never ran it.

Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

After the reckoning: #MeToo, sex and dating in 2018
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

To get a firmer grasp on what it's like to date and have sex in this uniquely fraught new era, we checked in with women and men of various ages and locations about their experiences.

Trump floats canceling Kim Jong Un meeting if not 'fruitful'
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

"If I think that it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we're not going to go," Trump said.

Pompeo has been 'talking' to Kim Jong Un longer than you think
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Trump's pick for secretary of state has changed his tone about North Korea since last summer.

Quick deployments raise military suicide risk
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

The new way of war might be over-stressing soldiers

'White coat hypertension' may mean a real risk
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Measuring blood pressure regularly at home is a much better way to predict risk of heart death.

Trump says unless North Korea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

  1. Trump says unless North Korea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out  CNBC
  2. South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'  Reuters
  3. AP News in Brief at 12:09 am EDT  Washington Post
  4. Pompeo's Secret Visit Shows Trump Wants to Go Big on North Korea  The Atlantic
  5. Persuading Pyongyang: Advice for Trump when it comes to Kim  CNN
  6. Full coverage

Erdogan 'needs every vote' and is looking to Turks in US for support
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

  1. Erdogan 'needs every vote' and is looking to Turks in US for support  NBCNews.com
  2. Erdogan calls for early elections in Turkey, citing need to overcome 'uncertainties'  Washington Post
  3. Erdogan Calls Snap Elections In Turkey, And State Of Emergency Is Extended  NPR
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Cubans in Florida Have Waited Years to Bid Goodbye to the Castros. But No One Is Celebrating.
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

  1. Cubans in Florida Have Waited Years to Bid Goodbye to the Castros. But No One Is Celebrating.  New York Times
  2. Miguel Díaz-Canel: The man succeeding the Castros  BBC News
  3. Cuba Set to Swear in New President to Replace Raul Castro  U.S. News & World Report
  4. Analysis: Castro's successor seen as unlikely to bring sweeping change to Cuba  Reuters
  5. Full coverage

Canadian who posted drug smuggling trip on Instagram sentenced to prison
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

  1. Canadian who posted drug smuggling trip on Instagram sentenced to prison  CNN
  2. Cocaine smuggler gets 8 years in $21M case, chastised by judge for social media lifestyle  Fox News
  3. Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison  TIME
  4. Canadian Melina Roberge jailed for role in cruise ship cocaine-smuggling ring  The Sydney Morning Herald
  5. Prison sentence for Instagram star cruise ship cocaine importer  NEWS.com.au
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Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

  1. Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed  BBC News
  2. The UK Plans To Ban Plastic Straws As Early As Next Year  BuzzFeed News
  3. Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste  Reuters
  4. THERESA MAY: Everyone on the Daily Mail's Great Plastic Pick Up will be tackling this scourge  Daily Mail
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