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Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race

When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as "the outcry of a very challenged young man," the remark caused an outcry of its own.<p>Because the bomber was white, some people almost immediately questioned whether the same level of compassion would …

Austin Bombings

Trump talked out of shoving government into a shutdown

Administration officials and congressional leaders scrambled after Trump threatened to veto a massive spending package.<p>For a few hours Friday, Washington peered over the brink.<p>President Donald Trump had stunned even his closest advisers earlier in the day by tweeting that he was “considering a …

Donald Trump

Ex-Minnesota officer charged with murdering Australian a flight risk: prosecutors

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman in July represents a flight risk and should face high bail.<p>Ex-Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor, 32, who on Tuesday was charged in the fatal …


Donald Trump’s worst nightmare really is running for governor in Maryland

A former staffer of Michelle Obama, Krish Vignarajah is the top of an all-women-of-color ticket for governor<p>While headlines this week have put one woman running this year for her state's governor in the spotlight, women all across the nation are stepping up and throwing their hats into political …


Starting in his seventies, Mark Twain began the creepy hobby of ‘collecting’ young, innocent girls

He called them his ‘angelfish,’ and started a club for girls between the ages of ten and sixteen<p>Sixteen-year-old Frances Nunnally met the famous …


Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned By Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …


Lawyer Offers To Represent Any Trump Staffer Who Breaks 'Forever' Nondisclosure Pacts

A prominent Washington, D.C., attorney said his law firm will represent, pro bono, anyone who wants to challenge the draconian nondisclosure agreements President Donald Trump reportedly demanded early last year from his senior White House officials.<p>Mark Zaid, who represents government workers in …

Donald Trump

LeBron James, Joe Thomas Embrace on the Court Before Bucks vs. Cavaliers

Two of the biggest sports stars in Cleveland history were in the same spot Monday night.<p>Former Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas was courtside for the Cleveland Cavaliers' matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, and it resulted in a huge embrace from LeBron James:<p>Thomas announced his retirement from the …


The mostly bad history of NBA All-Stars as college coaches

Memphis is turning to Penny Hardaway -- the former NBA All-Star and Tigers legend who does not have any Division I experience as a head coach or …

College Sports

How do y’all expect Black Jesus to return in a Ford Tempo and save y’all if you gonna act like this ? How ?!?! 😔

How do y’all expect Black Jesus to return in a Ford Tempo and save y’all if you gonna act like this ? How ?!?! 😔

Facebook and its executives are getting destroyed after botching the handling of a massive data 'breach'

Facebook and its executives faced a torrent of backlash on Saturday following news reports that the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on the Trump campaign in 2016, improperly harvested private information from 50 million Facebook users.<p>The company quickly faced calls for increased …

Mark Zuckerberg

Judge locks self in courtroom, causes $3G in damage trying to break free: report

A judge in Oregon used a bench as a battering ram to break free from a locked courtroom, causing about $3,000 in damage, a report said.<p>Judge Susie Norby offered to pay for the damage out of her own pocket, but a Clackamas County spokesman said the funds will come from the county’s general fund, …


Married Couple Discover Themselves in Photo Shot 11 Years Before They Met

A married couple in China recently discovered that they had unknowingly been captured in the same photo as teenagers, 11 years before they met and …


March Madness 2018: Las Vegas bettor had $800 wager on UMBC money line

A gambler at the Venetian sports book in Las Vegas, which is operated by CG Technology, had an $800 money-line bet on UMBC vs. Virginia.

Las Vegas

Jailhouse video shows deputies watching, laughing as inmate dies

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man who had been …


Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

Donald Trump

Landon is legally blind, but Joe Ingles donated special eyewear that would allow him to see and tonight he saw the Jazz for the first time. 🙏 (via @nba)

Please Protect Your Ankles

Please Protect Your Ankles


Florida teen held in killing was being investigated by FBI over possible ISIS interest

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida teenager who allegedly told police he stabbed three people, one fatally, after he was mocked for being a Muslim was already on the FBI's radar and about to be arrested on federal charges, police reports show.<p>The FBI, which met with suspect Corey Johnson, 17, of Jupiter last year, …


S. Korea speed skater hospitalised for anxiety after Olympic bullying outcry

A South Korean speed-skater has checked herself into hospital for mental health treatment after facing a deluge of criticism for shaming a team-mate …

Mental Health

Black & Mild: Top-Selling Cigars Among African Americans.

(<b></b>) Cigar smoking has become more prevalent among young adults as cigarette usage declines. Although the boom has largely been due to …


Man who says he helped dispose of Natalee Holloway is stabbed to death

A Florida man who came forward last year, claiming to have helped dispose of Natalee Holloway’s body, is now dead, according to police.<p>John …


Turn Your Passion for Photography Into a Side Hustle

This pay what you want class pack is more than worth it for aspiring shutterbugs.<p>Sure, you can take a good long-arm selfie, but what about taking …

Ansel Adams

Teacher posts salary on social media: 'I need a college degree to make this?'

Amid a nationwide debate about teacher salaries, a Phoenix-area teacher shared her salary, and her frustration, on social media.<p>Whispering Winds …

Rhode Island

Toys R Us to close all 800 of its U.S. stores

Toy store chain Toys R Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores, affecting as many as 33,000 jobs, as the company winds down its operations after six decades, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>The news comes six months after the retailer filed for bankruptcy …

Toys "R" Us

How a Bama Sheriff Stole $750k That Was Supposed to Feed Inmates So He Could Buy Himself a Beach House; Wasn’t Fired & Had Person Who Exposed Him Arrested

Beach Houses

“I’m like fine wine, I get better with age. More possessions, my ass.” 😂 - LeBron on setting a new career high for triple doubles in a season

Etowah sheriff pocketed over $750,000 in inmate-feeding funds


Woman, 32, gets decades in jail for drugging kids in illegal Oregon day care to go tanning, do CrossFit

A 32-year-old woman who abandoned young children — some just six months old — at her illegal day care in Bend, Oregon, to go tanning and to CrossFit has been sentenced to 21 years, four months in prison.<p>January Neatherlin was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in February to 11 counts of …


Fibromyalgia . . . the great mimic exposed

It is surprising to me that Fibromyalgia has been documented in history for centuries and yet physicians today don't seem to be aware of this chronic …