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Ben Sasse Reacts To Trump's 'Horseface' Comment: 'That's Not The Way Men Act'Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should not


10/17/2018 9:24:18 AM

In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a DemocratIn the Tennessee Senate race, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has struggled to hold on to GOP moderates who lean toward her Democratic rival, Phil Bredesen.


10/16/2018 5:47:39 AM

Maryland Police Officer Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic StopA Maryland police officer was arrested and charged with rape Monday after he


10/16/2018 7:50:42 AM

Evangelical Leader Pat Robertson On Saudi Arabia: 'We've Got To Cool The Rhetoric'Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson called this week for Americans to


10/17/2018 6:39:44 PM

Multidrug-resistant salmonella linked to chicken products sickens nearly 100 people across 29 statesA multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella linked to raw chicken products has


10/17/2018 1:18:00 PM

Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh ConfirmationAddressing the bitter, partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court


10/17/2018 4:15:36 AM

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found deadPAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday.


10/16/2018 8:01:33 PM

Mom, her 4 young kids found dead in their homeThe mother, three daughters and son were found when a family member arrived at the house Monday in Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville, said Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland.


10/16/2018 9:08:43 AM

Paul Allen dies aged 65: Tributes to Microsoft co-founder who 'changed the world'Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, has died at the age of 65.  Mr Allen, who suffered from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was also a prominent philanthropist, donating billions to science, conservation and the arts.  Eight years after starting the company he received his first cancer diagnosis, but it was treated successfully, though it forced him to retire early from his role at Microsoft. He developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009, which had been in remission until it returned earlier this year.  In a statement released at the start of this month, Mr Allen said he planned to fight the disease "aggressively".  “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I," he said.  Bill Gates, left, and Paul Allen chat during a basketball game in Seattle Credit: AP On Monday his sister Jody Allen called him a "remarkable individual on every level".  "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.   "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends.  "At this time of loss and grief for us - and so many others - we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day," she said.  Mr Gates led the tributes from the tech world, remembering Mr Allen as "one of my oldest and dearest friends." "Personal computing would not have existed without him," Mr Gates added. "He was fond of saying, 'If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it.' That's the kind of person he was." Very sad to hear of Paul Allen’s passing. His passion for invention and pushing forward inspired so many. He was relentless to the end. My heart goes out to Paul’s family and friends.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 15, 2018 Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his contributions to technology had been "indispensable". "As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world," he said.  Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the tech industry had "lost a pioneer and our world has lost a force for good". Mr Allen never married and had no children, and was sometimes described as reclusive.  His early exit from Microsoft meant he dedicated much of his life to scientific and technological research, including the foundation of the Allen Institute, which began by focusing on neuroscience but has widened its approach to cover bioscience, and a more recent project to build a reusable space plane, designed to launch satellites.  So sad to hear about the passing of Paul Allen. Among many other things he was a pioneer of commercial space travel. We shared a belief that by exploring space in new ways we can improve life on Earth. All our thoughts are with his loved ones.— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 15, 2018 He also owned American football team the Seattle Seahawks and basketball team the Portland Trailblazers.  In a joint statement the organisations paid tribute to Mr Allen.  On their behalf Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan, which oversaw his businesses, said: "All of us who had the honour of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today.  Sad to hear of the passing of Paul Allen, who was a strong advocate for environmental protection. He and the team at Vulcan played a pivotal role in developing the Shark Conservation Fund alongside LDF. His legacy lives on via his incredible work as a philanthropist and investor.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) October 16, 2018 "He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact. "Millions of people were touched by his generosity, his persistence in pursuit of a better world, and his drive to accomplish as much as he could with the time and resources at his disposal."


10/16/2018 12:31:57 AM

Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' again after she reveals DNA resultsPresident Trump on Tuesday revived his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who released a DNA test showing evidence she has Native American ancestry.


10/16/2018 6:58:33 AM

Cops Won't Charge Students Accused Of Making Cookies With Human AshesTwo students accused of baking cookies with human ashes and feeding them to


10/16/2018 2:57:15 PM

Texas floods: One dead after state of emergency declared over near-record downpourTexas faces the threat of further flooding after days of heavy rain - with at least one person having died thanks to the downpour. A state of emergency has already been declared in 18 counties with the flooding having led to the collapse of a bridge. Within a span of 24 hours, the Llano River, northwest of Austin, Texas, rose from 10 feet to nearly 40 feet, just shy of an all-time record.


10/17/2018 10:53:00 AM

Many Floridians Still Lack Cell Service After Hurricane MichaelThe Federal Communications Commission head said he plans to investigate the


10/17/2018 5:07:52 AM

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


10/17/2018 4:18:24 AM

Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With ImmigrantsFox News host Laura Ingraham used scare tactics about immigration to urge her


10/17/2018 1:21:45 AM

Koreas and UN Command discuss demilitarising borderThe two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace. "The three parties examined the progress in removing landmines at the Joint Security Area (JSA)...and discussed other practical matters regarding steps toward disarming the area," Seoul's defense ministry said in a statement. The JSA, also known as the truce village of Panmunjom, is the only spot along the tense, 250-kilometre (155-mile) frontier where troops from the two countries stand face to face.


10/16/2018 2:32:14 AM

Deadly train derailment in MoroccoAt least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said. “Some people lost their arms and legs in the accident,” the medical source there said. Relatives of the victims wept at the hospital.Some cases were treated at the Mohammed V military hospital in Rabat, state news agency MAP reported.


10/16/2018 12:03:28 PM

Idaho wildlife official resigns over uproar about killing baboon familyAn Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism. In a resignation letter to Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter, state Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer cited poor judgment in posting the images. Otter, who first appointed Fischer to the seven-member commission in 2014, said he asked for and received Fischer’s resignation on Monday.


10/15/2018 9:13:12 PM

Losing Patience Over DACA, Trump Administration Eyes Supreme CourtIf the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit doesn’t issue a decision by Oct. 31, the administration will go straight to the Supreme Court for a finding on whether an injunction against the plan should be lifted, the Justice Department said Wednesday in a letter to the appeals court. The Supreme Court in February declined to hear an immediate appeal in the case, saying the justices assumed the appeals court would “proceed expeditiously to decide this case," according to the letter.


10/17/2018 9:03:14 AM

New Ad Burns Ted Cruz For His Love Of Un-Texan White Castle BurgersDirector Richard Linklater's burger attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is one


10/16/2018 4:58:14 AM

9-Year-Old Boy Helps Police Catch His Mother's Suspected Killer“The 9-year-old made it clear that he wanted the man who killed his mother caught," the Clayton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.


10/17/2018 7:22:00 AM

Panama City, Florida, residents struggle to recover after Hurricane MichaelResidents struggle to get back to normal life without power and cellphone reception in hard hit Panama City, Florida.


10/16/2018 11:53:36 AM

Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearanceJared Kushner is leveraging his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to facilitate communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.


10/16/2018 1:48:16 PM

Democrats In Key House Races Boast Massive Fundraising AdvantageDemocrats enjoy significant fundraising advantages in dozens of House contests


10/16/2018 10:51:43 AM

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Ben Sasse Reacts To Trump's 'Horseface' Comment: 'That's Not The Way Men Act'Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should not


10/17/2018 9:24:18 AM

In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a DemocratIn the Tennessee Senate race, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has struggled to hold on to GOP moderates who lean toward her Democratic rival, Phil Bredesen.


10/16/2018 5:47:39 AM

Maryland Police Officer Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic StopA Maryland police officer was arrested and charged with rape Monday after he


10/16/2018 7:50:42 AM

Evangelical Leader Pat Robertson On Saudi Arabia: 'We've Got To Cool The Rhetoric'Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson called this week for Americans to


10/17/2018 6:39:44 PM

Multidrug-resistant salmonella linked to chicken products sickens nearly 100 people across 29 statesA multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella linked to raw chicken products has


10/17/2018 1:18:00 PM

Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh ConfirmationAddressing the bitter, partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court


10/17/2018 4:15:36 AM

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found deadPAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday.


10/16/2018 8:01:33 PM

Mom, her 4 young kids found dead in their homeThe mother, three daughters and son were found when a family member arrived at the house Monday in Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville, said Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland.


10/16/2018 9:08:43 AM

Paul Allen dies aged 65: Tributes to Microsoft co-founder who 'changed the world'Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, has died at the age of 65.  Mr Allen, who suffered from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was also a prominent philanthropist, donating billions to science, conservation and the arts.  Eight years after starting the company he received his first cancer diagnosis, but it was treated successfully, though it forced him to retire early from his role at Microsoft. He developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009, which had been in remission until it returned earlier this year.  In a statement released at the start of this month, Mr Allen said he planned to fight the disease "aggressively".  “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I," he said.  Bill Gates, left, and Paul Allen chat during a basketball game in Seattle Credit: AP On Monday his sister Jody Allen called him a "remarkable individual on every level".  "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.   "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends.  "At this time of loss and grief for us - and so many others - we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day," she said.  Mr Gates led the tributes from the tech world, remembering Mr Allen as "one of my oldest and dearest friends." "Personal computing would not have existed without him," Mr Gates added. "He was fond of saying, 'If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it.' That's the kind of person he was." Very sad to hear of Paul Allen’s passing. His passion for invention and pushing forward inspired so many. He was relentless to the end. My heart goes out to Paul’s family and friends.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 15, 2018 Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his contributions to technology had been "indispensable". "As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world," he said.  Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the tech industry had "lost a pioneer and our world has lost a force for good". Mr Allen never married and had no children, and was sometimes described as reclusive.  His early exit from Microsoft meant he dedicated much of his life to scientific and technological research, including the foundation of the Allen Institute, which began by focusing on neuroscience but has widened its approach to cover bioscience, and a more recent project to build a reusable space plane, designed to launch satellites.  So sad to hear about the passing of Paul Allen. Among many other things he was a pioneer of commercial space travel. We shared a belief that by exploring space in new ways we can improve life on Earth. All our thoughts are with his loved ones.— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 15, 2018 He also owned American football team the Seattle Seahawks and basketball team the Portland Trailblazers.  In a joint statement the organisations paid tribute to Mr Allen.  On their behalf Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan, which oversaw his businesses, said: "All of us who had the honour of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today.  Sad to hear of the passing of Paul Allen, who was a strong advocate for environmental protection. He and the team at Vulcan played a pivotal role in developing the Shark Conservation Fund alongside LDF. His legacy lives on via his incredible work as a philanthropist and investor.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) October 16, 2018 "He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact. "Millions of people were touched by his generosity, his persistence in pursuit of a better world, and his drive to accomplish as much as he could with the time and resources at his disposal."


10/16/2018 12:31:57 AM

Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' again after she reveals DNA resultsPresident Trump on Tuesday revived his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who released a DNA test showing evidence she has Native American ancestry.


10/16/2018 6:58:33 AM