Jody Topp

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Australia Details ‘Sophisticated’ Plot by ISIS to Take Down Plane

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian police described on Friday an elaborate terrorist plot in which two men from Sydney tried to place an explosive supplied by the Islamic State on a flight last month, an operation that officials said was among “the most sophisticated plots that has ever been …

Terrorism

More than 1,000 arrests in sex trafficking operation

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pastor, a state trooper and a convicted sex offender were among 1,000 people arrested in a monthlong period trying to sell or buy sex across the country.<p>The arrests were part of the National Johns Suppression Initiative, a series of stings aimed at reducing sex trafficking in the United …

Crime

Unique Backsplash Materials That'll Make You Look Twice

It may not get as much press as the countertop or appliances, but your backsplash can have a huge impact on the look of your kitchen. Most homeowners …

Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

President Trump on Wednesday endorsed a new bill in the Senate aimed at slashing legal immigration levels in half over a decade, a potentially profound change to policies that have been in place for more than half a century.<p>Trump appeared with Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue …

Immigration

8 household items toxic to pets

From antifreeze to batteries, these everyday things can pose a threat.<p>You know that chocolate is off-limits and there are plenty of other potentially …

One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told …

Cows

10 Cool Cucumber Recipes to Make Right Now

Cool, crunchy cucumbers are at their absolute best in summer. Whether you picked up one too many at the farmers market or your garden is overflowing …

‘Game Of Thrones’: A Breakdown Of Jon Snow’s Family Tree Before He Meets Daenerys

Jon Snow is a secret Targaryen, but he doesn’t know that yet. As he prepares to meet his aunt, Daenerys Targaryen, for the first time, we’re going to …

U.S. police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality’

Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from — or to outright condemn — President Trump’s statements about “roughing up” people who’ve been arrested.<p>The swift public denunciations came as departments are under intense pressure to stamp out brutality and excessive …

Law Enforcement

Koreas begin preparatory talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The rival Koreas on Thursday began preparatory talks to set up a summit later this month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid a global diplomatic push to resolve tensions over the North's nuclear program.<p>The meeting of …

Girl, 18, Arrested After Live Streaming Car Crash That Kills Sister, 14: ‘I Killed Her & I Don’t Care’

Cali teen Obdulia Sanchez was arrested over a car crash that killed her sister. Obdulia is being accused of not only driving while intoxicated, but …

Crime

A Playful Kitten Repeatedly Bats the Nose of a Tolerant Dog Who Prefers to Take Nap Instead

A teeny-tiny snowball white kitten was left a bit disconcerted when her efforts to encourage her canine sibling to play went unnoticed. Despite the …

Jade Roper Tolbert Is 'Blessed' Celebrating Baby Shower: 'I Never Thought I'd Get Married, Let Alone Have a Child'

Jade Roper Tolbert is opening up about her pregnancy — one she thought she’d never have.<p>On Sunday, the mom-to-be celebrated her ultimate girly-themed …

Baby Showers

17 Completely WTF Things People Used To Do To Babies

Um, goats used to nurse babies.<p>Unless otherwise noted, all facts came from Nicholas Day's <i>Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, Toddle: A Journey Through Infancy</i>.

Pregnancy

Watch the touching moment a baby sees his mom for the first time with special glasses

Three-month-old Everett got a new pair of glasses and can see everything more clearly. Now, he’s ready for anything!

These Crochet Baby Flip-Flops Are Just Too Adorable

We're swooning.<p>What's cuter than crochet baby booties? Crochet baby flip-flops!<p>We first spotted these adorable shoes from blogger Bethany Wright Dearden of Whistle & Ivy. Dearden a mom of two, came up with the idea while searching for a way to bring her love of crocheting into the warmer months. …

How To Make 3-Ingredient Slime Without Borax

<b>Color the glue (optional):</b> Pour the glue into a medium bowl. Stir in the food coloring and glitter, if desired. This mixture doesn't need to be …

16 ~ 20 weeks

So if you read my previous post first 12 weeks you’ll have read about how I missed a whole month of my pregnancy.. a blessing most people would say …

All About Alexander and Ella: The Clooney Twins' Names Are Some of the Most Popular Baby Monikers

<b>George</b> and <b>Amal Clooney</b>‘s family has just grown by two – but who are the siblings’ namesakes?<p>The new parents of two announced the birth of their …

Pregnancy

8 money moves for expectant parents

If you’re expecting a child, probably the last thing you need is another to-do list, but hear us out. Preparing yourself financially for a baby …

This newborn baby walking immediately after birth has stunned the Internet [VIDEO]

The 41-second video has gone viral with over 71 million views in less than four days of hitting the cyber space.<p>Most babies take their first step …

How to plan a better tomato crop this season

Tomatoes are the divas of the vegetable patch — luscious, celebrated and notoriously hard to please. If it’s too chilly, they’ll sulk. If it’s too hot, they’ll throw a tantrum, scattering their blossoms and refusing to perform.<p>Gardeners everywhere know that planting tomatoes prematurely in spring …

Gardening

Man dragged off United flight has concussion, will file suit, lawyer says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The passenger forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight this week has a concussion and broken nose, his attorney told reporters Thursday, adding that the 69-year-old physician will file a lawsuit.<p>Already, attorneys have filed a chancery motion asking that all evidence in the case be …

Flying

Carolyn Hax: Wife accuses husband of ‘mansplaining’ geopolitics to her

<i>Dear Carolyn: My husband has a tendency to “mansplain.” Recently, when I asked him if he had heard of any U.S. military action planned against North Korea, he began his response by telling me the leader of North Korea, the fact that they have been doing nuclear-weapon testing, who Rex Tillerson is,</i> …

Rex Tillerson

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.

The photography of Trump's presidency is a huge break from Obama's

Donald Trump’s presidency is not normal, and neither is the way it’s being photographed<p>Many of the most iconic photos of Barack Obama’s presidency came from Pete Souza, the official White House photographer. Granted extensive access to Obama, he shot the Osama Bin Laden war room photo, moments the …

April Fools' Day pranks to play on your gullible kids

April Fools' day as an adult (or like, semi-adult) can be a real drag: you've seen it all. You've seen the thumbtack on the chair, and the stapler in …

15 office prank ideas to show your coworkers who's really the boss

Be on the lookout because April 1 is fast approaching.<p>In this world of prank or be pranked, you want to make sure you come out on top. So here are 15 …