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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:09:25 -0500

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Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:44:02 -0500

(image) MUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.

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'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:13:55 -0500

(image) Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said. Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of natural causes at 9:40 a.m. (1440 GMT) at a medical center at a federal prison compound in Butner, North Carolina, according to Greg Norton, a spokesman. The cleric, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, had been incarcerated at the complex for nearly 10 years, Norton said.

Beijing Wants To Discuss North Korea Sanctions

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:44:57 -0500

(image) China said talks with the Kim Jong Un regime would be more successful than sanctions in dealing with Pyongyang’s nuclear threat.

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Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:54:52 -0500

(image) Brasília (AFP) - Six months after her humiliating departure from Brazil's presidency following an impeachment trial, Dilma Rousseff is contemplating her political future. Lula faces trial over alleged involvement in the Petrobras affair, which he denies.

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Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:38:46 -0500

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.

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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:38:30 -0500

(image) McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the decision, said in an email. A reluctant hero of the abortion-rights movement, McCorvey put her courtroom pseudonym fully behind her in the 1980s when she lent her name to supporters of women's rights.

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economics

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:03:45 -0500

(image) Have you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, part of the US central bank system, is on the forefront of trying to make economic and personal finance information accessible to the general public, and especially to students.

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Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:02:36 -0500

(image) PHOENIX (AP) — For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings.

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Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsula

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:54:24 -0500

(image) PUNTA TOMBO, Argentina (AP) — More than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusual abundance of small fish.

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Questions raised about Leanna Taylor's behavior after son's death: Part 3

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:36:04 -0500

(image) Authorities claimed Taylor seemed unemotional after learning her son had died, but Taylor says she was trying to process what happened.

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Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:53:06 -0500

(image) By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. "I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do," said McCain, even as he praised Trump's defense secretary.

Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: Cuba

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:52:31 -0500

(image) More than 680 Cubans have been deported back to Cuba since the United States ended its decades-old policy giving them preferred immigrant status in January, state media reported Saturday. According to official Cuban reports, 683 people have been sent back to the Caribbean island from the United States, or from Mexico, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, where they were crossing in a bid to reach the US border. On January 12, then-president Barack Obama scrapped with immediate effect a 1995 policy that had given Cubans near-automatic entry to the United States if they managed to set foot on American soil, regardless of their visa status.

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Powerful storm pounds Southern and Central California

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:41:14 -0500

(image) A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:14:12 -0500

(image) (Reuters) - Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday. Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower rounded out the top five of 43 presidents in U.S. history, a survey of historians' rankings of presidential leadership found. "Once again the big three are Lincoln, Washington and FDR - as it should be.

Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:21:00 -0500

(image) Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,000 people have died since Duterte took office seven months ago and ordered an unprecedented crime war that has drawn global criticism for alleged human rights abuses, but is popular with many in the mainly Catholic country. Members of one of the nation's oldest and most powerful institutions chanted prayers and sang hymns as they marched to condemn a "spreading culture of violence".

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Release denied for 'dreamer' detained by immigration agents

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:10:05 -0500

(image) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday declined to immediately release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally.

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Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:28:51 -0500

(image) HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he is people's choice for 2018 election

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:02:58 -0500

(image) By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. "The people, you know, would want to judge everyone else on the basis of President Mugabe as the criteria," Mugabe, who is Africa's oldest leader, said. Mugabe has been in power in the southern African country since 1980 and in December his party confirmed him as its candidate for the next presidential election expected in mid-2018, when he will be 94.

Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents’ Day

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:00:12 -0500

(image) A New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.”

160,000 join pro-refugee protest in Barcelona

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:21:33 -0500

(image) Tens of thousands of people marched through Barcelona on Saturday urging the Spanish government to immediately meet its pledge to take in thousands of refugees. Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain's second city, had called on Barcelona residents to "fill the streets" and march under the slogan volem acollir ("We want to welcome them" in Catalan). The protest comes after Spain pledged to take in some 16,000 asylum seekers from other European Union countries under a quota system agreed in 2015 as the continent struggled with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

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Yahoo Reportedly Isn't Deleting Customer Email Accounts

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:44:20 -0500

(image) Yahoo takes 90 days to delete accounts after a user requests it, but some users are reporting the company isn't removing the accounts even after the waiting period.

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Man’s plan to bomb Target stores to buy cheap stock totally backfires

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:36 -0500

(image) Get rich schemes come in all shapes in sizes, but leave it to the always creative "Florida Man" to come up with perhaps the worst money-making scheme in the history of mankind. Mark Charles Barnett is currently in custody and facing up to ten years in prison after planning to blow up several Target retail stores along the East Coast in an attempt to get the company's stock to dip, allowing him an opportunity to grab shares at a reduced cost. Needless to say, things didn't exactly work out as Barnett planned. Barnett built explosive devices into random food boxes, which he intended to be placed at Target stores between Florida and New York. When the bombs detonated, Barnett assumed that the resulting news would cause Target's stock to take a dive, at which point he would load up on the stock and make a hefty pile of profit when the stock eventually recovered. Barnett didn't want to do the dirty work himself, and instead decided to hire a man to plant the bombs for him. Barnett gave the man ten bombs, some gloves and a mask, along with a license plate cover to aid his getaway. For his services, he was paid the sum of $10,000. Unfortunately for Barnett, things didn't exactly work out the way that he had planned. Rather than taking the cash and planting the explosives, the would-be bomber brought all the evidence to local authorities who brought in federal agents to close the case and lock Barnett up. Barnett is currently in custody and awaiting trial.

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One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:07:30 -0500

(image) One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. "Rescue workers confirm the death of one person, three seriously injured and 24 others hurt," a Belgian official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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Paris protesters decry police abuse; some clash with police

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:21:50 -0500

(image) PARIS (AP) — Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped with a police baton and other victims of police abuse.

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Why you should pour a glass and drink up this National Drink Wine Day

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500

(image) National Drink Wine Day has been celebrated across the country every February since 2011. It started as a way to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Happy drinking!

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Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:21:38 -0500

(image) By Robin Emmott MUNICH (Reuters) - Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior NATO general said on Saturday, warning Europe to expect more such "fake news". Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said he also hoped to hold the first telephone call in more than two years with Russia's military chiefs in coming weeks.

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:30:35 -0500

(image) By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National Committee's computer systems, the officials said.

Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista Support

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:21:58 -0500

(image) Video game company Blizzard Entertainment has announced the end of the road for Windows XP and Windows Vista support for its games.

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How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:00:30 -0500


What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular with the crowds. You may have used it on other devices back when it was called XBMC. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of application that Apple allows in the App Store, so you can’t really enjoy it on iOS devices unless you’re willing to jailbreak the phone, or pull off other tricks that would let you sideload the app.

If you’re looking to install Kodi on the iPhone 7 or any other kind of iOS device without jailbreaking, then you’re in luck. It looks like such a method is already available.

The method does work, and it’s as shady as you can expect. But if you can’t go without Kodi in your life, and you don’t want to jailbreak the iPhone 7, or can’t find a method that jailbreaks the phone, then you could always go for this option.

Discovered by Kodi Tips the trick involves navigating to a shady site — just because it’s in a language you don’t understand — and downloading an app to your iPhone.

Once that’s done, an error message will appear when you’ll try to run Kodi. However, you can fix it by simply choosing to trust the application from the phone’s Settings menu. Check out Kodi Tips full instructions if you really want to go through with the procedure.

Finally, if all else fails, there’s one other type of Kodi install for the iPhone that you can try, which doesn’t require a jailbreak either. You have to pretend you’re an app developer and use Apple’s Xcode to get the app running on your iOS device — Macworld has all the instructions, assuming the method is still available.

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Struggle against evil sparks China ritual

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:00:55 -0500

(image) Villagers in eastern China have a unique way of washing away the taint of evil spirits -- by bathing in a shower of scorching sparks. The ritual takes place in the city of Putian in Fujian province, where China's Hakka people are concentrated and hold extended celebrations for the annual Lantern Festival, which officially fell on February 11. The ceremony in the village of Fangshan begins when eight local men selected by village elders don ancient-style Chinese dress to pray in a temple for protection from the Buddha.

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Kenya arrests 2 suspected IS recruits deported from Turkey

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:04:52 -0500

(image) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have arrested two Kenyans who were deported from Turkey on suspicion of training with the Islamic State organization in neighboring Syria, officials said Saturday.

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:00:43 -0500

(image) BOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.

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Mexicans form 'human wall' along US border to protest Trump

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:22:56 -0500

(image) Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) - Thousands of Mexicans linked arms to form a "human wall" on their country's border with the United States, protesting President Donald Trump's plan to build a massive barrier between the countries. The protest, organized by local authorities and Mexican advocacy groups, brought together people armed with flowers, including politicians, social leaders and crowds of students to the border town Ciudad Juarez -- which already is separated by extensive fencing from its American neighbor city El Paso. Protestors hurled slogans at Trump, whose plans to build the wall to keep undocumented immigrants out of the US -- and make Mexico foot the bill -- has enraged many people here.

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Gambia's new president pledges fresh start, economic reform

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:59:12 -0500

(image) By Cheikh Sadibou Mane and Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor. Barrow was sworn into office a month ago during a brief exile in Senegal as Yahya Jammeh refused to accept his defeat in a December election. Jammeh fled into exile days later as troops from West African countries prepared to enter the capital and force him to go.

Joyful 92-year-old woman serves as bridesmaid at her granddaughter's wedding

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

(image) For every terrible story on the news, there is also a heartwarming one unfolding somewhere in the world. This is one of the heartwarming ones. SEE ALSO: Heartwarming video shows boy with Down syndrome dancing to 'Born This Way' Redditor rachelamandamay made the entire internet melt when she shared this photo from her wedding. "I say 92 years young because she swims one mile/week, line dances and still owns and maintains her own home," she stated in the comments of the post. This beautiful bride has a very close relationship with her grandmother. She also shared in a comment how she took her grandmother out on Valentine's Day to celebrate what would have been 67 years with her grandfather. What a fantastic, beautiful moment. The world needs more of these right now. Mashable has reached out to the bride for comment. BONUS: Tom Hanks photobombed a wedding photoshoot in gym shorts

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Snap Inc. To Launch Snapchat Android Smartphone?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:40:07 -0500

(image) If a new report is to be believed, Snapchat could be launching its very own Android smartphone that syncs with Spectacles.

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Fire hits California refinery; local gasoline prices could rise

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:15:39 -0500

(image) (Reuters) - An explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Torrance, California, on Saturday forced the partial shutdown of the plant, leading oil traders to expect a spike this week in West Coast gasoline prices.

Bus flips over in Argentina's Andes, at least 19 killed

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:33:16 -0500

(image) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A passenger bus has flipped over on an Andean highway in Argentina, killing 19 of the 42 people aboard, police said Saturday.

Police hunting for monk increase pressure on Thai temple

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:42:21 -0500

(image) PATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) — Police in Thailand who spent three days in an orderly but unsuccessful search of a vast Buddhist temple for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoing kept up the pressure Sunday, sending fresh forces to confront devotees and monks at the compound's gates.

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President Trump's post-campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla.

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:00:13 -0500

(image) After weeks of negative press, controversies and missteps, Donald Trump is going back to where he’s comfortable: the campaign trail.The president will hold a “Making America Great Again” rally at 5:20 p.m. Saturday from Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, just up the coast from his Mar-a-Lago retreat, where he is spending the weekend.  Trump has mostly stuck to Twitter to disseminate his thoughts since taking office, content to allow surrogates such as Kellyanne Conway, Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Sean Spicer to make his case on TV and before the media. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forces

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:23:49 -0500

(image) Ukraine's Russian-backed insurgents on Friday accused a top official in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of aiding Kiev's forces in the 34-month war. A separatist leader made the accusation at a joint news conference in the rebel-controlled city of Lugansk with Alexander Hug -- the principal deputy chief of the group's special monitoring mission to Ukraine --- who denied the claim. The OSCE is a Cold-war era body drawn up to ensure peace in Europe.

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Waiting for Gorsuch? Supreme Court finally schedules last major case

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:19:34 -0500

(image) On Friday, the Supreme Court finally set an argument date for a major religious liberty case that’s been in limbo since Antonin Scalia’s passing. That could lead some court watchers to speculate the Court expects – or doesn’t expect – Neil Gorsuch on the bench by April 19.

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