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|Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ‘History is not on your side’
An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation’s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community’s concerns about ICE’s collaboration with local law enforcement.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 12:25 PM
|Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probe
House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,” he said.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 10:31 AM
|Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral
The TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 11:34 AM
|3-Year-Old Sits Down to Have Dinner With Police Officer Who Was Eating Alone
The two have a future "playdate" planned.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 1:51 PM
|Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief
The FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 11:42 AM
|3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 5:06 PM
|DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations
Perez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 5:58 PM
|U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers
(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 6:11 PM
|Holocaust survivor gets standing ovation after confronting ICE director and county sheriff
At a public forum on immigration Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks confronted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and County Sheriff Scott Jones. "History is not on your side," he said.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 12:12 PM
|‘I’m a strong black woman’: Maxine Waters says she’s not responding to Bill O’Reilly jab
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., responded Tuesday after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ridiculed her appearance, saying he was unable to focus during a recent speech she gave on the House floor because he was distracted by her “James Brown wig.”
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 11:52 AM
|Sean Spicer knocks critics of his ‘spirited back-and-forth’ with April Ryan
A day after scolding journalist April Ryan during his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said criticism of the now-viral exchange is “demeaning” — to her.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 1:07 PM
|Why the Senate Russia Probe Is Trouble for Trump
Unlike the House Intelligence committee’s Russia investigation that was thrown into chaos by its chairman, the Senate investigation is being taken very seriously by the Republican Chairman and Democratic Vice-Chairman.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 3:03 PM
|Woman strikes police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol
A woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, nearly striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 11:25 AM
|In one final nod to the Note 7, a Samsung store just caught fire
Samsung just can’t catch a break when it comes to fire. After Galaxy Note 7 battery fires forced the company to discontinue the handset shortly after it was released, a Samsung factory caught on fire a few weeks ago, with batteries being partly to blame. Now, just one day before the Galaxy S8 is set to be unveiled so Samsung can finally put the Note 7 behind it, news coming from Singapore reveals that a Samsung store caught on fire in the middle of the night.
The fire broke out in the storeroom of the Samsung Experience Store in the AMK Hub mall in the early hours on Thursday morning, Channel News Asia explains.
The fire occurred in basement one at 1:25 AM local time and was put out by the fire sprinkler in the room “within minutes,” AMK Hub general manager Andy Ka explained. However, the fire involved “contents measuring 2 square meters in the shop’s storeroom," the report notes.
The Singapore Civil Defense Force was alerted seven minutes after the fire started, deploying two fire engines and additional support vehicles to the scene. Samsung confirmed the fire and said it’s investigating the cause.
"We are currently assessing the property damage and working closely with the authorities to determine the cause of the fire,” Samsung said. “The store will remain temporarily closed during this period. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.”
Samsung is set to debut the Galaxy S8 on Wednesday, at which point we would expect the Korean giant to go into great detail concerning the battery safety features put in place during the manufacturing process for the brand new handset.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:46 PM
|Duterte to US: Why didn't you send armada vs China islands?
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he has asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the disputed South China Sea.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 8:37 AM
|Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: Cops
Rebecca Goerdel, 28, was arrested Friday for the alleged relationship with an unnamed boy.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 1:50 PM
|Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported
A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 9:05 PM
|U.S. Generals Warn of More Civilian Casualties, As ISIS Wages Desperate Fight in Mosul
American military commanders are warning that more civilians will likely be put at risk during the fight to dislodge the Islamic State from Mosul, underscoring a harsh truth of urban warfare.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 5:03 PM
|Toshiba approves bankruptcy for US atomic unit: report
Toshiba has approved a plan to place its US nuclear unit in bankruptcy protection, a report said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with multi-billion-losses and accounting fraud claims. Japan's Nikkei business daily said Toshiba's board gave Westinghouse Electric the green light to make a Chapter 11 filing in a US court, which temporarily shelters struggling firms as they try to restructure their affairs and outstanding debts. Toshiba, a pillar of corporate Japan and one of its best-known brands overseas, declined to comment on the report.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 11:44 PM
|‘Stop shaking your head’: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its image
Sean Spicer sparred with veteran reporter April Ryan after she asked him how the Trump administration can “revamp” its public image while several controversies swirl around it.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 2:40 PM
|Prehistoric Prints: 'Unprecedented' Dinosaur Discovery in Australia
A team of researchers in Australia just made an incredible discovery – and it involves some seriously massive dinosaur footprints.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 8:31 AM
|Man kills 3 home burglars; woman who aided robbers arrested
A woman believed to have driven three burglars to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has been arrested on murder and robbery warrants but the homeowner's son who shot them has not been arrested while police investigate whether he acted in self-defense under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 5:45 PM
|Completely insane architects are planning to hang a skyscraper from an asteroid
Words like "insane," "crazy," and "nuts" get thrown around a lot — I use them more than my fair share, if I'm being honest — but a New York design group just revealed plans for a new type of skyscraper that really can't be described any other way. Their plan is to construct a huge structure on the surface of an asteroid and, believe it or not, that's probably the most rational part of the proposal.
Clouds Architecture Office is the firm that wants to build the massive skyscraper, which it calls Analemma Tower. The structure, which at this point is completely conceptual and likely completely impossible, would require that an asteroid be captured and brought into near-Earth orbit. With anchor points on the asteroid, the building is designed to — this is the part where things go completely off the rails — hang completely upside down, using the asteroid like a gravitational balloon to hold the structure in place above the Earth's surface.
The tower would be in eccentric geosynchronous orbit, and would "travel" between hemispheres on a regular daily schedule, and in a figure eight pattern. The architects say the tower would spend much of its time over New York City thanks to its planned trajectory. The building could remain completely disconnected from the surface indefinitely by drawing power from solar panels situated above cloud level. Water would be filtered within the structure in a semi-closed loop, but the tower could also capture its own water while in-flight.
As far as traveling to and from the tower, the concept suggests that people could just parachute down to Earth whenever they needed to leave. As for getting back home, the company doesn't seem to have nailed down exactly how that will work, but by the time the tower is actually built we'll probably have teleportation pads, too.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 6:00 PM
|Argentinian Immigrant Blasted After Shaming Trump in Facebook Post That Shows She Pays Her Taxes
She received several hate messages afterward.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 4:55 PM
|Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'
The incident happened Sunday in Dallas.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:22 PM
|Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifle
The three had forced their way into the house near the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow on Monday when the homeowner's son opened fire with an AR-15 military-style rifle, Deputy Nick Mahoney, spokesman for the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, said by telephone. The male intruders were wearing all-black clothing, masks and gloves, while one was armed with a knife and another had brass knuckles, according to authorities.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:19 PM
|2017 Ford Transit Connect Wagon LWB
It's a van called a wagon that drives like a car.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 6:10 PM
|OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests
The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a sign that Venezuela is increasingly cornered, a total of 20 countries voted to open Tuesday's special session of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 9:38 PM
|Photos of the day - March 28, 2017
An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 5:42 PM
|Hong Kong-style waffles make their way to American weddings
ABC News' Charli James discovers a new sweet treat taking weddings and social media by storm.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 6:26 AM
|White House Blasts Sally Yates Washington Post Story
The president has made no secret of his disdain for many print news outlets, but what exactly does he like to read?
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 3:15 PM
|South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blunders
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people in one of the country's worst disasters.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 5:21 AM
|Elon Musk explains why drivers won’t care about the Model 3’s bizarre dashboard design
When Tesla unveiled the Model 3 last year, tech and auto observers couldn't help but notice that the car lacked an instrument cluster. Instead, Tesla representatives suggested that drivers would be able to ascertain all the information they needed right from the car's 15-inch tablet located on the center console.
Because the design Tesla showed off was so outside the norm, many Tesla enthusiasts began speculating that Tesla must have a cool and advanced design it was planning to show us later on down the line. This speculation was only fueled by coy remarks from Tesla CEO Elon Musk who said via Twitter that everything would all make sense soon enough.
Responding to a question about the lack of a dashboard/HUD, Musk last April said that "it will make sense after part 2 of the Model 3 unveil."
Of course, part 2 of the Model 3 unveil came and went and we still didn't hear anything about Tesla's plans for the dashboard area. Meanwhile, speculation surrounding Tesla's plans to incorporate a futuristic HUD on the Model 3 began to grow wildly.
Looking to keep expectations grounded, Musk over the past few days has come out and said that the Model 3 will not have a HUD and that users won't really care.
Musk later added that drivers don't need an instrument cluster on the dash because "the more autonomous a car is, the less dash info you need." Driving the point home, Musk asked the following question: "How often do you look at the instrument panel when being driven in a taxi?"
All that said, the Model 3 dashboard will more or less look like this.
While such a design may make sense in a world where cars are fully autonomous, the reality is that many drivers today not only want, but need quick and easy access to pertinent information like range, speed and more.
Addressing this, Musk took to Twitter once again where he explained that the final Model 3 design will display such information on the center console.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 10:30 PM
|Female Honor Student Allegedly Plotted School Shooting: Cops
Nichole Cevario's father told officials the teen posed a threat to student safety.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 4:15 PM
|Supreme Court nominee to face confirmation vote April 7: U.S. Senate leader
By Lawrence Hurley and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would have a final vote on April 7 on President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats opposed his confirmation The Gorsuch nomination, McConnell told reporters, will hit the Senate floor next week after the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approves him. McConnell added that Gorsuch will be “confirmed on Friday" of next week.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 3:59 PM
|Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One Mile
This heavily-modified 2005 Ford GT just shattered the standing mile world record, hitting 293.6 mph from a dead stop.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:34 PM
|Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat
Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests last year and test-fired four ballistic missiles just this month, three of which landed off Japan's coast. "North Korea's provocative acts are reaching levels our country can simply no longer overlook," a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) security panel said in a proposal to be submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as early as Thursday.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 10:37 AM
|Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead
It's an absolute scandal that our bosses don't allow us to spend every waking hour playing with Lego, but that's the sad reality the majority of us face. But if you want to make building Lego models your life's work — and, why wouldn't you? — then you're in luck: your dream job just opened up at Legoland. SEE ALSO: You can now get paid to shove chocolate into your face hole Legoland in Windsor, UK, is hiring a Lego Model Designer to design and build Lego models for attractions across the world. And, it's a pretty sweet gig. "Perfect for someone who is good with Lego bricks and looking for a completely unique job, this is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most iconic brands on the planet," reads the job ad on LinkedIn. But, don't be fooled: this is a real job with some very real responsibilities. The lucky candidate will be expected to coordinate with the technical design team to "deliver the best possible animated Lego models" and they'll also need to think about production timings, budgets and deadlines. A simple love of Lego won't cut it in terms of qualifications. The successful candidate will need experience in model or product design, as well as experience within IT and design packages. The full-time position comes with a "competitive annual salary" and 20 days holiday. And, in case you were wondering, you do get a staff discount on Lego — 40 percent when you purchase it online. Nice! Those interested in the role can apply here. WATCH: Electrify your LEGO constructions with these conductive bricks
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 10:52 AM
|Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with Urus
It’s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn’t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand’s super cars.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 4:00 PM
|Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Ali Sawafta Dead Sea, JORDAN (Reuters) - Divided Arab leaders arriving in Jordan for a summit on Wednesday are seeking common ground to reaffirm their commitment to a Palestinian state, a longstanding goal that U.S. President Donald Trump last month put into doubt. The Dead Sea meeting is expected to have a bigger turnout than recent Arab summits, Jordanian officials say, and security forces cast a high profile in the capital Amman with armored vehicles standing at traffic junctions as leaders flew in. While they are highly unlikely to bridge rifts over the regional role of Iran or intractable wars in Syria and Yemen, Arab leaders remain united in supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:10 PM
|What Ivanka Trump’s New Job Means For Women
Ivanka Trump is going to be special assistant to the President and she will make $0.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 9:47 PM
|Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 11:14 AM
|Storm Chasers Killed in Collision While Tracking Tornado
All three men involved - Kelley Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall and Corbin Lee Jaeger - were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 12:41 PM
|iOS 11’s big feature could be a massive Siri upgrade
While there’s an abundance of iPhone 8 rumors to check out on a regular basis, we don’t see that many iOS 11 leaks. It's surprising, given that iOS represents one of the most important features of the iPhone and a reason why many people would not leave Apple’s platform for any competing mobile operating system. A new report out of Israel brings says that Siri will get a massive upgrade in iOS 11, revealing some of the new purported features of Apple’s smarter virtual assistant.
According to The Verifier, Siri will gain more powers on all of Apple’s devices, including iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The most important features, if the report is accurate, seem to be Siri integration in iMessage and iCloud.
Siri in iMessage would probably work very similarly to what Google’s Assistant inside Google Allo. The assistant would be ready to offer context-based suggestions, like where to go to dinner and how to get there. Apple already has a patent detailing such a feature.
The iCloud integration would allow Siri to identify the user’s various devices that might be associated with an Apple ID, and offer actions and responses across operating systems, including Mac and iPhone.
Siri would reportedly learn more details about the user’s habits, and offer different actions based on the context, not just in iMessage, the report indicates. The report says Siri will be comparable to Bixby when it comes to feature, which is Samsung’s recently introduced voice-based assistant. Bixby, however, is yet to prove itself as it'll only launch in limited form with the Galaxy S8.
Considering that everyone is beefing up their virtual assistants, it’s likely Apple will upgrade Siri in iOS 11, even though there’s no way of verifying The Verifier's interesting claims at this point.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 5:44 PM
|India's parliament passes key tax reform bills
India's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed four supporting bills that will pave the way for a landmark tax reform and transform the world's fastest growing economy into a common market. The government aims to launch the goods and services tax (GST) law by July 1, replacing the decades-old patchwork of federal and state taxes, in one of the biggest economic reforms under right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. "It is a landmark tax reform since independence.
POSTED MARCH 29, 2017 3:01 PM
|Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migration
By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 1:06 PM
|2017 Audi S6
Drama free and wickedly quick.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 6:18 PM
|Scientists Uncover Giant Dino Tracks in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'
Scientists working in "Australia's Jurassic Park" have found more than a thousand dinosaur tracks from almost two dozen species.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:33 PM
|College Costs Concern Applicants
In the Princeton Review's College Hopes and Worries Survey, 98 percent of student and parents said they were experiencing some level of anxiety about the application process.
POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 9:09 AM