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'Asking God To Forgive Me': N.C. Lawmaker Seeks Redemption For War Votes

Fourteen years later, Rep. Walter B. Jones still remembers with full clarity the day he started to regret his vote to go to war.<p>"This is the first funeral I went to that made me started thinking that I made the wrong decision of giving (President George W.) Bush the authority to go into Iraq," said …

Veterans

Ariana Grande's mom shares heartwarming message on Memorial Day

Ariana Grande's mom has a few words of support for fans and victim's of last week's terror attack.<p>The explosion outside of the pop star's concert in Manchester, England, killed 22 people and injured more than 60.<p>Afterwards, Ariana tweeted out that she would return to Manchester to put on a benefit …

Ariana Grande

DR Congo is tackling a new Ebola outbreak with an experimental vaccine

In its battle to stop the spread of the Ebola after a recent outbreak, a new WHO-backed vaccine is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s weapon of choice.<p>On May 12, the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo after it confirmed three deaths. At the time, the United Nations …

Disease

Pittsburgh fish market is trying to stop Predators fans from throwing catfish on the ice

Gotta go somewhere else.<p>If you’re a Nashville Predators fans looking to buy a catfish in Pittsburgh to throw on the ice during the Stanley Cup Final, be prepared to show some identification.<p>According to the <i>Tribune-Review</i>, popular seafood market Wholey’s will require customers to provide ID before …

Catfish

Alicia Silverstone, Breckin Meyer hold mini Clueless reunion

Tardiness is not something you can do all on your own, and as Alicia Silverstone and Breckin Meyer proved this weekend, and neither is staging a <i>Clueless</i> reunion.<p>The pair, who first appeared together as the wealthy teenage socialite Cher Horowitz and her slacker, skateboarding classmate, Travis …

Pop Culture

Egypt hits Libya’s Derna with fresh air strikes: commanders

Libya Egyptian jets carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, continuing days of attacks against Islamist militants Egypt says were responsible for ambushing and killing Egyptian Christians last week, Libyan commanders said.<p>Egypt’s air force began the attacks just hours after …

North Africa

Moldova expels five Russian diplomats

The Russian ambassador to Moldova confirms the expulsions, but neither side gives reasons behind the move.<p>Moldova's foreign ministry has expelled five Russian diplomats, ordering Moscow to remove them in a move that outraged the country's pro-Russian president.<p>The note about the decision was given …

Russia

Mladenovic beats pain and Brady to advance

PARIS (Reuters) - Home hope Kristina Mladenovic fought through the pain with a 3-6 6-3 9-7 win over American Jennifer Brady in the French Open first round on Monday.<p>The 13th seed, hoping to become the first Frenchwoman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Mary Pierce in 2000, said she hurt her …

Tennis

Vettel's Monaco win fires up Ferrari fans

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel has won plenty of races in his career, some more emotional than others, but the German's one-two victory in Monaco was of special significance for Ferrari fans starved of success in recent years.<p>The last time the Italian team won in the Mediterranean principality …

Auto Racing

Local instructor Jim Estes finishes as low club professional at Senior PGA

Jim Estes came to the Senior PGA Championship last week having last competed on tour in 2000 and, as a full-time instructor at Olney golf park, a little out practice. The Germantown resident had hit only a bucket of balls on the range prior to teeing off in the most storied of the five majors on …

Golf

The Latest: Seeded US women Vandeweghe, Davis done in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):<p>9:30 p.m.<p>Two of the four seeded U.S. women in the French Open have lost their first-round matches.<p>No. 19 CoCo Vandeweghe was beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-4, while No. 25 Lauren Davis was eliminated by Carina …

Tennis

Giants might place Nuñez on concussion list

Eduardo Nuñez, the Giants' hottest hitter, might have to go on the concussion disabled list after getting clocked in the first inning of Sunday's 7-1 victory over the Braves. As I write this at noon Monday, Nuñez is being evaluated.<p>The Giants have brought utilityman Orlando Calixte to San Francisco …

Bruce Bochy

Offices of search engine Yandex raided in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency is searching the offices of Yandex, a Russia-based Internet company best known for its search engine.<p>Ukrainian authorities earlier this month blocked access to Yandex as well as to several major Russian social media websites. President Petro Poroshenko …

Ukraine

Texas Republican 'threatens to shoot Democrat' over immigration protest

Chaos in Texas House as protesters oppose ‘show your papers’ law GOP representative says shooting remark was regarding self-defense<p>A group of Democratic state representatives on Monday accused a Republican of threatening to “put a bullet in the head” of a fellow lawmaker on the Texas House floor, …

Immigration

Pacemakers are far more vulnerable to hacking than we thought

Back in January, the FDA has finally acknowledged that some pacemakers and other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking. But how vulnerable are they, exactly? A security company called WhiteScope has discovered 8,000 bugs that hackers can exploit in pacemaker programmers -- the tools used to …

Security

Report: Nintendo plans massive Switch manufacturing push

Since Switch arrived in March, the console has been difficult to find. Nintendo's success was reflected in its recent earnings report, which stated that the machine had sold 2.74 million units in its launch window.<p>At the time, Nintendo stated that it planned to sell 10 million more Switch consoles …

Wii U

UK property developer to trade parking spots for Uber credit

UK property developer Moda Living is building the kind of apartment blocks you might not mind renting forever -- that is, after you've decided you probably won't be able to buy anytime this millennia. The sites promise hotel-like amenities, including gyms, shared dining areas, meetings rooms and …

Uber

Peloton’s CEO Talks Big Funding, Expansion, and an IPO

Peloton, a maker of Internet-connected fitness bikes, is riding high after raising $325 million in new funding this week, valuing the company at …

JP Morgan Chase

Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2017

It won't be long before laptops become so thin and light that you'll barely notice the heft of one in your bag on your commute. That's the main takeaway from ASUS' press conference, in which the Taiwanese company showed off a raft of new laptops. Topping the table is a refreshed ZenBook Pro …

Laptops

Kinder Morgan shareholders face risks from legal challenges, First Nations warn

First Nations in British Columbia are warning investors that Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Canadian shareholders face major risks as a result of Indigenous legal challenges to the planned $7.4-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.<p>A legal brief prepared by the coastal Tsleil-Waututh and the West …

Canada

Dominican minister among 12 detained in bribery scandal

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities on Monday detained the Dominican Republic's minister of industry and commerce and nearly a dozen other people including top-level officials in an international bribery scandal involving the Brazilian company Odebrecht.<p>Prosecutors said those …

Corruption

Greece calls for debt relief deal in June, says lenders have no excuses

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's creditors need to reach a deal on debt relief measures at the next meeting of euro zone finance ministers in June to help the country return to bond markets, its finance minister said on Monday.<p>Euro zone finance ministers failed to agree with the International Monetary …

Greece

Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy mocks MLB for trying to profit off Memorial Day with hats

Memorial Day can be a dangerous day for #brands. The line between celebration and exploitation is paper thin.<p>New Era and several MLB teams crossed that line with a canned and extremely tone deaf tweet imploring fans to honor “those who’ve sacrificed for us” by buying their official Memorial Day …

Baseball

Novak Djokovic was so impressed by his opponent's shot that he gave him a high five

He couldn’t pull off the upset, but Marcel Granollers’ insane shot here was worthy of at least a high five from Novak Djokovic — and a large cheer from the crowd. Despite the highlight-reel moment, Djokovic won the first round match 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.<p>Djokovic wasn’t the only one who displayed …

Novak Djokovic

Paris mayor says 'solution' found for black feminist event

PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris said Monday that a "clear solution" has been found with organizers of a festival for black feminists, an event that had aroused her ire because four-fifths of the festival space was to be open exclusively to black women.<p>Mayor Anne Hidalgo had strongly criticized and …

Entertainment

Emmy Rossum Marries 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail

<i>Shameless</i> star Emmy Rossum and director Sam Esmail have tied the knot!<p>After getting engaged in August 2015, the couple made it official in an …

Awards

Big business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

The heat is on: President Trump says he will decide this week whether to stick with the landmark Paris climate accord.<p>If Trump bails on the agreement, which has been signed by 195 countries, he will do so over the objections of hundreds of major U.S. businesses.<p>In recent months, big business has …

Climate

Macron and Putin’s awkward first date

PARIS — The official line on the first meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin was that it was “frank” and “open” and covered Syria, …

Russia

Michigan's Minor, Virginia's Kwiatkowski win at NCAA tennis

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michigan's Brienne Minor and Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski have won singles titles at the NCAA tennis championships.<p>Minor defeated Belinda Woolcock from Florida 6-3, 6-3 Monday to become the first female tennis champion in Michigan's history, and only the third player overall …

College Basketball

Memorial Day Weekend in Pictures

Military History