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Democratic Party Think Tank Quietly Fighting Push To Restore Net Neutrality Rules

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:40

WASHINGTON ― A Democratic Party think tank is behind a shadowy social media campaign pressuring Democratic lawmakers to oppose congressional resolutions to bring back net neutrality rules.

Second Person Of Interest Related To Las Vegas Massacre Admits Selling Gunman Ammo

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:15

A second person of interest related to last year’s mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival was identified as an ammunition dealer who sold to gunman Stephen Paddock, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Breathtaking Photos Show The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Around The World

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:04

A rare “super blue blood moon” had space enthusiasts across the world in awe Wednesday.

Blown to bits, famed Syria temple falls victim to Turkey assault

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:02

For 3,000 years, the lion sculptures of Syria's Ain Dara stood as testaments to the Iron Age. Syrian and Kurdish authorities have blamed the damage squarely on Ankara's nearly two-week offensive on Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled pocket of northwest Syria that borders Turkey. Perched on a hilltop in northern Syria, the neo-Hittite temple of Ain Dara dates back to the Aramaic era from around 1,300 to 700 BC, and is named after a village located in Afrin.

Russia casts doubt over evidence of Iran missiles to Yemen

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:43

Russia on Wednesday dismissed evidence presented by the United States and UN experts that Iran had supplied missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels as inconclusive, signaling it would oppose a bid to slap sanctions on Tehran. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said it was unclear whether missiles and weaponry used by the rebels were sent by Iran or whether they were shipped before the arms embargo on Yemen was imposed in 2015, casting doubt over the findings of a UN panel of experts.

Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck; 1 person dead

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:33

An Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to an annual retreat hit a truck in Virginia on Wednesday. One person traveling in the truck reportedly died and two others were injured. None of the train passengers were believed to be seriously injured.

Trey Gowdy Won't Seek Re-Election To Congress

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:26

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this year.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Hasn’t Read Memo He ‘100 Percent’ Wants Released

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:16

President Donald Trump assured Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) directly after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that he would “100 percent” release the confidential memo that alleges wrongdoing by top FBI and Justice Department officials who say making such classified information public could have harmful consequences.

Gasps and awe as supermoon rises over erupting Philippine volcano

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:27

Filipinos sheltering from the erupting Mayon volcano gasped in delight as an orange full-moon eclipse shone above the mountain's smouldering crater Wednesday in what was both a once-in-a-lifetime double spectacle and a rare moment of relief. Mount Mayon -- the country's most active volcano -- has been spewing spectacular but potentially lethal ash and lava for the last fortnight, forcing some 90,000 people into cramped safe zones where sanitation conditions are dire. At schools in the towns of Ligao and Guinobatan where hundreds of refugees from the volcano were crammed, up to 80 in each classroom, children and adults alike squealed as the moon first took on a spectacular crimson hue.