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Netanyahu says Iran 'preparing another Holocaust'

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 03:56

The exhibition, totalling 150 entries from 50 countries, with many entries deriding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government's Middle East policies, opened Saturday in Tehran. "Over the weekend Iran convened a special Holocaust-denial cartoon contest," Netanyahu said at the beginning of his weekly cabinet meeting.

Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson compares the EU to Hitler

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 03:39

LONDON (AP) — Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson has compared the European Union's aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent.

Sports minister: Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' over doping scandal

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 01:40

Vitaly Mutko apologized for the scandal that threatens the athletic superpower's participation in the Rio Olympics.

Red Hot Chili Peppers cancel performance, Kiedis hospitalized

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 22:49

(Reuters) - Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer Anthony Kiedis was taken to hospital on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of the band's show in Irvine, California. "Unfortunately due to illness the @ChiliPeppers were forced to cancel their set tonight at #WeenieRoast," Los Angeles radio station KROQ, which sponsors the annual event, said on Twitter. Officials at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre confirmed the band's performance had been canceled and that Kiedis had been hospitalized but gave no further details, media reports said.

Feds to probe South Texas bus crash that left 8 dead, 44 hurt

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 22:39

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is sending a team to investigate the wreck.

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 21:53

The talks come ahead of larger meetings on those crises in Europe this week.

Reporter From 1991 Audio Recording Says Trump's Denials Raise Questions About Character

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 21:23

The former People Magazine reporter who interviewed Donald Trump's alleged spokesman "John Miller" in 1991 -- and immediately felt it was actually Trump himself -- says his denials that he masqueraded as his own spokesman raise questions about his character. "I mean, he's punking me," Carswell said. In 1991, Carswell spoke with a Trump spokesman named "John Miller" while reporting on Trump's divorce from Ivana Trump and his relationship with Marla Maples.

Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilience

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:02

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in life's challenging times, speaking publicly for the first time about ...

Officials: 8 dead, 44 hurt, in South Texas bus crash

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 18:44

A charter bus headed to a casino crashed in far South Texas on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring 44 others in a one-vehicle rollover, officials said. Seven people died at the scene on U.S. Highway ...

Official: Pilot dies in crash during performance at airshow

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 16:23

ATLANTA (AP) — A pilot was killed Saturday when his biplane crashed while performing a stunt at a metro Atlanta airshow.

Ukraine's Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 16:04

By Daniel Dickson and Martin Lindstam STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ukraine's Jamala struck a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with her "1944" song featuring lyrics about deportations by the Soviet Union in what could be one of the most controversial winners in the competition's history. Jamala, herself a Tatar, stood alone on the Stockholm stage singing "you think you are gods" against a blood-red backdrop. Stalin deported Crimean Tatars to Central Asia en masse, accusing them of sympathizing with Nazi Germany, and many died on the way or in exile.

Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 07:22
File-This April 6, 2016, file photo shows the Pfizer logo appearing on a screen above its trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Pfizer said Friday, May 13, 2016, it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Hezbollah: Insurgents killed top military commander in Syria

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 00:12

BEIRUT (AP) — The top commander of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah was killed in Syria by insurgent shelling, Hezbollah said Saturday, vowing to continue its involvement in Syria's civil war.

New documentary provides an emotional look into Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's scandal 'nightmare'

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:15

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin considered splitting up. This revelation about one of the country’s most high-profile political couples came in one of the many uncomfortable, intimate moments featuring the pair in the new documentary “Weiner.” The film, which documents Weiner’s ill-fated 2013 New York City mayoral campaign, also serves as a portrait of a family engulfed by scandal and the ravenous press coverage that comes with it. Abedin, a longtime aide to now-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, admitted in front of the documentary crew’s cameras that she and Weiner considered separating after his first fall from grace.

Navy Reviews What Procedures Might Need to Be Improved After Three Deaths of SEAL Trainees

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:30

The Navy is reviewing procedures for keeping track of trainees who do not make it through the grueling course to become SEALs in the wake of three deaths involving sailors who participated in the last four training classes, military officials said. Two of the deaths involved trainees who had recently not made it through BUDS -- Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL -- training that selects the sailors who will join the elite special operations unit. In April, Seaman Daniel DelBianco, 23, committed suicide after he did not make it through "hell week," the intense week-long climax to BUDS during which prospective SEALs endure extreme sleep deprivation and tough physical conditions to see if they can carry out their military training under exhausting conditions.

Unconventional #13: Could Trump’s rise convince Clinton to pick Elizabeth Warren as her running mate?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:57
Unconventional is Yahoo News’ complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential conventions in decades. Here’s what you need to know today . 1. The Clinton Veepwatch, Vol. 1: Elizabeth Warren In which Unconventional examines the likely Democratic nominee’s possible — and not-so-possible — vice-presidential picks. The first in an ongoing series.

States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:50

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance — and other conservative states could follow suit — after the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. on Friday to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

‘Transgender’ dictionary lookups surge after Justice Department letter to schools

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:43

Transgender rights have become a national conversation topic since North Carolina passed its controversial “bathroom bill,” and search data reveals that many Americans may be struggling to learn more about LGBT issues and understand what being transgender means.

The British conservative trying to make American politics more human

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:32
As a close adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Steve Hilton helped modernize and reform the U.K.'s modern Conservative Party. In a newly released book, he argues for the radical decentralization of government power and warns of the negative societal impacts of giant conglomerates.

Report: Flint's high water bills may double in next 5 years

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:10
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A report released Friday suggests that Flint residents' pricey water bills could double in the next five years due to several factors, even though the state has pledged aid amid the city's ongoing lead-tainted water crisis.