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US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

5 hours 47 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.

With Fewer Than 50 Left On Earth, Asiatic Cheetahs Are Fast Sprinting Toward Extinction

5 hours 51 min ago

The Asiatic cheetah could be headed one step closer to extinction after critical U.N. funding earmarked to protect the world’s “second-rarest cat” will dry up this later this month.

How to Highlight Job Skills on a Resume

6 hours 28 min ago

Sure, it has your name at the top and it traces your career progression. Instead, experts say, your resume should be a mirror, one designed to reflect the ideal candidate for the open position you seek. What hiring managers are looking for is evidence that applicants' skills will help meet the company's goals.

Myanmar military says investigating mass grave in Rakhine state

6 hours 30 min ago

Myanmar's army said on Monday that security forces have discovered a mass grave on the edge of a village in Rakhine State, and have launched an investigation. A violent crackdown by the security forces in response to attacks by militants in the state has caused around 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh in recent months.     In a statement posted on the Facebook page of the military's commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the army said the unidentified bodies had been found at the cemetery in the village of Inn Din, about 50 km (30 miles) north of state capital Sittwe.

McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona

6 hours 35 min ago

Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package, his office said Sunday.

Track Palin, Son of Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Arrested For Domestic Violence

6 hours 38 min ago

Sarah Palin's oldest son Track was arrested on domestic violence and other charges. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.

Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategy

7 hours 25 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States' relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his "America First" mantra on a global scale.

Jayda Fransen: Twitter suspends Britain First leader retweeted by Donald Trump

7 hours 26 min ago

The deputy leader of far-right party Britain First, who was retweeted by Donald Trump, has been suspended from Twitter. Party leader Paul Golding also had his account suspended, it emerged on Monday, and The Independent understands they were taken down by Twitter because they contravene the company’s new policy prohibiting “groups that affiliate with organisations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes”. Twitter began enforcing stricter anti-abuse rules on Monday following heavy criticism for failing to tackle online abuse and extremism.

Wisconsin father gets 6 months in jail after beating 2-month-old daughter, breaking bones

7 hours 39 min ago

A Wisconsin father has been sentenced to six months in jail for beating his 2-month-old daughter, breaking her bones and causing bleeding in her brain.

Police: Woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls while out for a walk

7 hours 48 min ago

A woman who was found dead in the woods in Goochland County, Virginia, was mauled to death by her own dogs, authorities said.

Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

7 hours 58 min ago

The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

How Many Taxpayer Dollars Is An Amazon Warehouse Job Worth?

8 hours 28 min ago

― Joshua Geathers spent two exhausting years inside an Amazon warehouse complex in Southeast Baltimore.

Ex-Wife Arrested on Charges Related to NBA Star's 2010 Murder

8 hours 36 min ago

The body of Lorenzen Wright, 34, was found in a swampy field outside Memphis.

Somali security forces arrest former minister in raid

9 hours 16 min ago

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces have arrested a former minister and outspoken government critic after clashing with his bodyguards during an overnight raid on his home, the security ministry said on Monday. Abdirahman Abdishakur was a candidate in a February election won by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed whose United Nations-backed government faces growing pressure over its failure to put an end to an Islamist militant insurgency. Abdishakur was arrested for treason, a spokesman for the Internal Security Ministry Abdiasis Ali told reporters at a news conference, without giving more details.

Rose McGowan Rips Meryl Streep For Black-Dress Protest At Golden Globes

9 hours 43 min ago

Rose McGowan slammed fellow actresses who reportedly plan to wear black to next month’s Golden Globes awards to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood ― but she directed her venom at one in particular.

U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

10 hours 10 min ago

By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills. The tax legislation, which top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass this week, caps the amount of state, local and property taxes individuals can deduct from their federal tax bills at $10,000. The average American who itemized his or her tax bill in 2015 claimed more than $27,000 in deductions.

Austria swears in Europe's youngest leader amid protests

10 hours 30 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Monday as Austria's new chancellor, making him Europe's youngest leader at age 31, after his Austrian People's Party formed a coalition with the nationalist Freedom Party that is expected to move the country's politics to the right.

How Office Popularity Is Just Like High School

11 hours 16 min ago

Maybe, in high school, the A-listers all sat together at a lunch table far, far away from yours.

When Harry met Barry: welcome to the real special relationship

11 hours 37 min ago

For as long as anyone can remember, there has existed a 'special relationship' between the U.S. and the UK. But have we been blind to the blossoming transatlantic union that bypasses Downing Street and the White House? As footage is released of Prince Harry and Barack Obama engaging in some light banter while the former prepared to interview the latter for the Today programme in September, here's six times the duo have proven that long-haul is no barrier for enduring friendship... 1. A meeting of minds: the Oval Office, October 2015 The pair's first meeting in the Oval Office  Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Prince Harry and Barack Obama first met a little over two years ago, when the latter was still in power. Beforehand, Obama commented on the prospect of the meeting; "I've had an opportunity to spend a lot of time with so many of his family members, but this is the first time that we had a chance to talk directly." During a congenial hearth-side chat, sparks flew in the absence of an actual fire. It would be the start of a heart-warming relationship. 2. Meet the family: Kensington Palace, April 2016 Family affair. A photo opportunity outside Kensington Palace  Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Seven months after that initial meeting, Harry and Barry took the next step together: introducing each other to their respective families.  During a trip to the UK, the Obamas dined at Kensington Palace, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in attendance. It was the first time that any of the young royals had entertained a head of state privately and arguably the most significant event they have hosted at Kensington Palace.  3. Just dropping in: Kensington Palace, May 2017 Close friends. The pair following their meeting at Kensington Palace  Credit: Kensington Palace via Getty Images You know you're good buddies when you can just pop around for a good old chinwag. Just a month after the dinner date, Barry dropped in on his old pal Harry to hang out and discuss numerous developments in their respective countries. According to the official palace Twitter account, the topics covered included: "support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations." Obama also offered “condolences to the victims of the Manchester attack and support for those recovering from injuries.” Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2017 4. 'I've got a couple of tickets to the game this evening...' Invictus Games, Toronto, September 2017 A young fan takes a selfie with the friends at the Invictus Games Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage Images of Harry and Barry taking in events at the former's Invictus Games bounced around the world a couple of months ago. None, however, could rival the pic captured by Hayley Stover, an 18-year-old carpentry student, who got a selfie with the two bezzies while watching USA vs France in the wheelchair basketball Stover said afterwards: "I did hear Obama ask about Meghan and Harry just let him know she had been to watch the tennis with him. Harry was really smiling when he said it. He looked really happy, it was cute."  Ahhhhhhh. 5. Part of the team: Invictus Games, September 2017  Team talk. Prince Harry and Obama with members of Team USA  Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images During the same Games, Harry and Barry posed in relaxed fashion with the members of the U.S. team at the Invictus Games in Toronto. A spokesman for Mr Obama said the former president wished to lend his support to American competitors “to once again express his gratitude for their service and his admiration for their courage and resilience.” It was also during this meet-up that the pair recorded their Today interview, to be broadcast on December 27.   6. I'll be there for you: the Obama Foundation Summit, October 2017 The next month, the two buddies appeared in more formal circumstances, as Harry returned Barry's favour by supporting one of the former US president's work commitments – the Obama Foundation Summit, which aims to inspire a new generation of leaders. Harry took to the stage at the summit in Chicago, discussing philanthropy, youth engagement, and the importance of giving back to society having been born into privilege.  

China hails Spain court's approval of Taiwanese extradition

11 hours 42 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday welcomed a Spanish court's decision to grant Beijing's request for the extradition of 121 Taiwanese nationals to China, a move that has drawn criticism from Taiwan, a self-ruled island.