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    U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles

    U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles


    By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action...

    By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday. The draft text to renew U.N. sanctions on Yemen for another year would also allow the 15-member council to impose targeted sanctions for “any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen.” Britain drafted the resolution in consultation with the United States and France before giving it to the full council on Friday, diplomats said.


    Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

    Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ


    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which...

    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.


    Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

    Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast


    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with...

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza.


    Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

    Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings


    The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote...

    The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.


    Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

    Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings


    Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box...

    Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.


    Needed in Syria: Disengagement

    Needed in Syria: Disengagement


    One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center...

    One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.


    Pope revives sexual abuse panel

    Pope revives sexual abuse panel


    The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who...

    The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.


    Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse.

    Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse.


    You’ll find little in the way of silver linings in Parkland, Florida, this week, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured 15 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

    You’ll find little in the way of silver linings in Parkland, Florida, this week, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured 15 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


    Maame Biney's Pioneering Run At The Winter Olympics Is Over

    Maame Biney's Pioneering Run At The Winter Olympics Is Over


    U.S. speedskater Maame Biney finished last in her 1,500 meter short-track heat on Saturday, ending her trailblazing run at the Winter...

    U.S. speedskater Maame Biney finished last in her 1,500 meter short-track heat on Saturday, ending her trailblazing run at the Winter Olympics.


    Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

    Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria


    The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of...

    The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of reports about Russians dying in battle in Syria while employed as guns for hire in a privately-owned outfit whose role may be securing oilfields for President Bashar al-Assad. Russia on Thursday has finally recognised that five Russian citizens, not officially affiliated with the Russian military, were likely killed in the strikes in eastern Syria, in the first admission of non-military combat casualties.


    Tweeters Rip Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With Florida First Responders

    Tweeters Rip Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With Florida First Responders


    President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland,...

    President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.


    Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship

    Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship


    Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which...

    Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.


    Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

    Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted


    The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted...

    The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri's main lawyers to show up in court. "The USS Cole bombing trial ... military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings," Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.


    Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'

    Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'


    Fox News host Shepard Smith said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s string of indictments against Russian operatives for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a stark demonstration that the probe into Kremlin election...

    Fox News host Shepard Smith said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s string of indictments against Russian operatives for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a stark demonstration that the probe into Kremlin election interference is “the opposite of a hoax.”


    Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

    Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure


    NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information,...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security clearances.


    Journalists advocate for gun control after Florida shooting

    Journalists advocate for gun control after Florida shooting


    Many in media lash out about gun laws after Parkland, Florida school shooting; Howard Kurtz shares his analysis of the coverage on 'The Story with Martha...

    Many in media lash out about gun laws after Parkland, Florida school shooting; Howard Kurtz shares his analysis of the coverage on 'The Story with Martha MacCallum.'


    EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

    EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental...

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.


    'Get back in here!' Sandy Hook lessons spared lives in Florida shooting

    'Get back in here!' Sandy Hook lessons spared lives in Florida shooting


    "She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do," said Haneski, 57, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student is charged with shooting dead 17 people on...

    "She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do," said Haneski, 57, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student is charged with shooting dead 17 people on Wednesday. Cech crammed 18 children and four adults into a small closet and locked the door as gunshots rang out.


    Lawmakers Will Work To Demolish Site Of Horrific Florida Shooting

    Lawmakers Will Work To Demolish Site Of Horrific Florida Shooting


    Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their...

    Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their own.


    Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

    Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical


    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of...

    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, filed the lawsuit last year in a bid to halt the state's ban on sprayings of the weed killer known as dicamba from the period spanning April 16 to Oct. 31. St. Louis-based Monsanto, the biggest U.S. seed company, said it was disappointed with the judge's decision and would consider additional legal action.


    Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

    Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American


    A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different...

    A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


    Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

    Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings


    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder...

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.


    ‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

    ‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows


    A "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the...

    A "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.


    Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

    Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo


    Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace...

    Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.


    U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

    U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute


    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early...

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case. Trump's administration is appealing San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge William Alsup's Jan. 9 ruling that halted the president's order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects from deportation young adults who came into country illegally as children and gives them work permits. U.S. lawmakers have been working to resolve the fate of the hundreds of thousands of young adults, mostly Hispanics, protected by the program, but legislation that would have done so failed in the Senate on Thursday.


    Mike Pence's Beliefs Are Clear: Same-Sex Marriage Leads To 'Societal Collapse'

    Mike Pence's Beliefs Are Clear: Same-Sex Marriage Leads To 'Societal Collapse'


    A debate has again ensued in recent days over whether or not Vice President Mike Pence supports conversion therapy ― something that’s come up time and again in the...

    A debate has again ensued in recent days over whether or not Vice President Mike Pence supports conversion therapy ― something that’s come up time and again in the past.


    New Manafort fraud allegation could be product of flipped witness

    New Manafort fraud allegation could be product of flipped witness


    Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about the possibility of new allegations of bank fraud against Paul Manafort could be a sign of cooperation by Rick Gates or Robert...

    Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about the possibility of new allegations of bank fraud against Paul Manafort could be a sign of cooperation by Rick Gates or Robert Mueller.


    Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

    Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD


    Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was...

    Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.


    Bulletproof backpacks for children reflect a new reality in America

    Bulletproof backpacks for children reflect a new reality in America


    In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were murdered, parents are taking additional measures to keep their children safe. One of these safety measures, which reflect a new reality in America,...

    In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were murdered, parents are taking additional measures to keep their children safe. One of these safety measures, which reflect a new reality in America, are bulletproof backpacks created for children, which can hold school supplies as well as stop a bullet. According to Sarah Pampillonia, a mum and fifth-grade teacher, who spoke to The Cut, she considered buying one for her four-year-old after seeing a Facebook ad for the backpacks.


    Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

    Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'


    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the...

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.


    Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

    Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on


    BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours...

    BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but nearly 30 children had to be evacuated to safety.


    American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

    American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme


    Law enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking...

    Law enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


    US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

    US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties


    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' longstanding...

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies' longstanding ties.


    Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control

    Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control


    Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24...

    Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? Teenagers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to Ms Lahren: "This IS about guns,” wrote one student named Carly.


    Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

    Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates


    Production numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The Tesla Model 3 has endured a long, painful, and somewhat public "production hell" as the company struggles to get it into steady, automated, high-volume production at the...

    Production numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The Tesla Model 3 has endured a long, painful, and somewhat public "production hell" as the company struggles to get it into steady, automated, high-volume production at the necessary levels of quality. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?


    Meet the Americans skating for South Korea

    Meet the Americans skating for South Korea


    Just making it to the Olympics is an achievement for these two American ice dancers who got South Korean citizenship for their shot at the...

    Just making it to the Olympics is an achievement for these two American ice dancers who got South Korean citizenship for their shot at the games.


    There's A New IRS Tax Scam That Comes With A Twist

    There's A New IRS Tax Scam That Comes With A Twist


    With so many Social Security numbers hacked last year, most taxpayers are on high alert to make sure cyber-crooks don’t misdirect their tax refunds from the Internal Revenue...

    With so many Social Security numbers hacked last year, most taxpayers are on high alert to make sure cyber-crooks don’t misdirect their tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.


    Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’

    Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’


    The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you,...

    The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you, Florida.


    Nikolas Cruz: 'I wanna die killing s*** ton of people' - What we know about Florida school shooter following his confession

    Nikolas Cruz: 'I wanna die killing s*** ton of people' - What we know about Florida school shooter following his confession


    Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has admitted carrying out the attack that left 17 pupils and teachers dead and several more injured, according to police. Cruz has appeared in court accused of shooting dead 14 pupils and three members of...

    Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has admitted carrying out the attack that left 17 pupils and teachers dead and several more injured, according to police. Cruz has appeared in court accused of shooting dead 14 pupils and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, where he had studied before being expelled. Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz fired into five classrooms, four on the first floor and one on the second floor, before dropping the backpack and his AR-15 semi-automatic rife – purchased legally a year ago – and fleeing.