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FBI warns banks about ATM cash-out scheme

The FBI is warning banks about a fraud scheme called an ATM cash-out, <i>Krebs on Security</i> reports. With this type of heist, attackers typically compromise a bank or payment card processor with malware, disable fraud controls and withdraw large sums of money -- sometimes millions of dollars -- with …

ATMs

Trump calls Omarosa a ‘dog’ as war over salacious memoir explodes

President Trump blasted Omarosa Manigault-Newman as a “crazed, crying lowlife” on Tuesday morning and went so far as to call her a "dog," rapidly escalating the already heated battle between the president and the reality TV star who made her name on his show.<p>“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife …

Donald Trump

Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘that dog’ as she continues publicity tour

President Trump on Tuesday referred to Omarosa Manigault Newman as “that dog” as the former senior White House adviser continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting Trump as a racist.<p>In a morning tweet, Trump praised his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, for firing Manigault Newman last …

Donald Trump

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure.<p>Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had campaigned on …

Mexico

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment.<p>He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that's not there and predicts a …

Donald Trump

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News.<p>Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump.<p>The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as deputy …

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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

WEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.<p>The Global Times said that local officials in …

China

Trump’s inner circle gets whiter

The West Wing is losing minority staffers, opening the administration up to scrutiny amid racial tensions.<p>The West Wing is expected to lose one of its most prominent minority aides in the coming months, opening President Donald Trump’s inner circle up to new scrutiny as he continues to stoke racial …

Donald Trump

NASA Spotted a Vast, Glowing 'Hydrogen Wall' at the Edge of Our Solar System

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.<p>That hydrogen wall is …

Space

First Lady's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Thanks To 'Chain Migration'

First lady Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens Thursday, benefiting from a path to citizenship known as family-based immigration that the president and others have derisively dubbed "chain migration."<p>Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, attended a private …

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Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there is tape to prove it

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir.<p>The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his …

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'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea<p>Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet …

China

Judge Threatens to Hold Jeff Sessions in Contempt of Court Over Deportation

(WASHINGTON) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the …

Immigration

A woman told police she's a 'thoroughbred, white girl' as she tried to avoid jail for DUI

South Carolina police say a woman who sped through a stop sign and was slurring her words allegedly used her race, intelligence and cleanliness as reasons she didn't belong in jail.<p>Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 32, was charged with a number offenses, including drunken driving, speeding and marijuana …

Crime

Ecuador declares state of emergency over Venezuelan migrants at border

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in three provinces due to an unusually high volume of Venezuelan migrants crossing over the northern border with Colombia after fleeing the OPEC nation's economic crisis.<p>Venezuela's hyperinflation and chronic product shortages …

Social Work

Bizarre Phenomenon That Intrigued Leonardo Da Vinci Can Finally Be Explained

The shape of water.<p>Whenever the 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci wasn't painting masterpieces or coming up with new ways to launch humans into …

Leonardo Da Vinci

'Dear Ivanka': Celebrities target Trump's daughter in Instagram campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler have launched an Instagram campaign targeted at Ivanka Trump, urging the US President's daughter to act on the administration's family-separation policy and calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.<p>As …

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Russia warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins NATO

next<p>prev<p>An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, "horrible" conflict, Russia's prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war.<p>Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant daily …

Russia

The latest battle in the War for Truth has sent Donald Trump into a panic

From the American front line in the War for Ownership of the Truth, a fresh dispatch.<p>In the defining conflict of the age, you may have noticed that …

Donald Trump

I’m an immigrant — and Trump is right on immigration

<i>When Guyanese-born NEIL GOUVEIA immigrated to New York at age 7, his mother made a devastating decision to leave one child behind to expedite the</i> …

Immigration

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA

A Washington, D.C.-based federal judge ruled on Friday that the Trump administration must fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the government's rationale for dropping it is inadequate.<p>The order by U.S. District Judge John Bates barring the administration from …

Immigration

Trump Will Have Blood on His Hands

The voice, if I had to guess, belongs to that of a white American male in late middle age. The accent is faintly Southern, the manner taunting but relaxed. It’s also familiar: I’m pretty sure he’s left a message on my office number before. But the last voice mail left almost no impression. Not this …

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Marc Thiessen: The Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials -- Where's the outrage?

<i>Editor's note: This column was first published in the Washington Post.</i><p>All of Washington is waiting with bated breath to find out whether the Mueller investigation will provide evidence proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.<p>So far, "Exhibit A" against President Trump is the meeting …

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'Force field' technology could make US tanks unstoppable

Astonishingly futuristic new tech creates a seemingly invisible, impenetrable, protective bubble around military armored vehicles making enemy attempts to fire at U.S. tanks pretty pointless – those rounds won’t hit the tank, they’ll explode mid-air.<p>Think of it almost like making a tank smart …

Military

The fall of the Maya civilization was bloody and worsened by a 200-year drought

During the fall of the Maya civilization over 1,000 years ago, kings were killed in public, captives were taken hostage, and in one notably violent …

University of Cambridge

Today Is Earth Overshoot Day and That Is Not a Good Thing

For the rest of the year, we're pushing Earth farther than it can go.<p>Todday, August 1, is Earth Overshoot Day, the moment in the year where humanity uses up more of the Earth’s resources than the Earth produces in that year. Starting tomorrow, any resources we use, from food to water to timber, …

Cape Town

Reporters, Celebs Call Trump Supporters ‘Nazis,’ ‘KKK,’ Want Them ‘Euthanized’ After Tampa Rally

8:34 PM 08/01/2018<p>President Trump held a raucous rally in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday night.<p>Thousands of supporters packed the arena to hear Trump hammer …

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Don't Know How To Say This, But It Appears Trump May Have Committed A Crime

Back in December, Wonkette had a post called "What Did Trump Know, And When Did He Grab It By The Pussy"? This is, of course, one of the central …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort trial Day 2: Witnesses describe extravagant clothing purchases, home remodels, lavish cars paid with wire transfers

<i>Follow our live coverage of Paul Manafort’s Alexandria trial – day 3 – here.</i><p>Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, is on trial in federal court in Alexandria on bank and tax fraud charges. Prosecutors allege he failed to pay taxes on millions he made from his work for a …

Paul Manafort

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History