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|DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In Schools
Questioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:54 PM
|Trump corrupting Mueller probe by attacking witnesses, officials
Neal Katyal, former U.S. acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about how out of line Donald Trump is with his attacks on law enforcement officials and witnesses in Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 4:34 PM
|Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Justine Damond
The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 2:52 PM
|Cirque du Soleil Star Plunges to Death During Performance
An experienced Cirque du Soleil performer died on Sunday after plunging onto a stage during an aerial straps routine at a Tampa, Florida show.
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 11:57 AM
|Southern California town votes for sanctuary city exemption
How will this vote affect other parts of the state? Republican strategist Harmeet Dhillon reacts on 'Fox & Friends First.'
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 6:56 AM
|8 of the Most Beautiful Museum Staircases in the World
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 10:00 AM
|Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering Ruling
A dozen GOP Pennsylvania lawmakers filed legislation on Tuesday to impeach
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 6:13 PM
|Fifth Texas parcel bomb blast leaves U.S. investigators baffled
By Jon Herskovitz and Jim Forsyth AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A package bomb blew up at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio on Tuesday, the fifth in a series of attacks that have rocked Texas this month and left baffled investigators searching for what they suspect is a serial bomber. The package filled with nails and metal shrapnel was mailed from Austin to another address in Austin and passed through a sorting center in Schertz, about 65 miles (105 km) away, when it exploded on a conveyer belt, knocking a female employee off her feet, officials said. It was the fifth of a series in explosions in Texas in the past 18 days that have killed two people, injured others, and left hundreds of federal and local investigators scrambling to find the perpetrator and a motive.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 5:02 PM
|Collector who bought Jesse James picture for just £7 on eBay told it could be worth £2 million
A collector has hit the jackpot after being told that an old photograph he picked up on eBay for just £7 was a genuine portrait of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James, worth up to £2 million. Justin Whiting, 45, bought the photograph in July 2017 and immediately tracked down Will Dunniway, a 19th century photography expert from California. He was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs., said: "Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. "I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer. "I thought to myself: 'Gee wizz, this could be a real photo!' I've been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces. Justin Whiting's photo of Jesse James (right) and an existing picture of the outlaw at a similar age Credit: Justin Whiting / SWNS.com "The picture was identical to the one in my book, except it was full length. All my friends said it was the same but I knew I needed to contact experts. "I didn't dare to believe they would say it was genuine and worth at least two million." Expert Mr Dunniway confirmed the photograph was a genuine portrait of bank robber Jesse taken when the babyfaced outlaw was just 14. His report said: "The age of this image was about 1861-2 and is correct in every way to this period. "When it is compared to the much used comparison image I believe it was taken on the same day by the same photographer. "It is very evident by the face, hair cut, jacket, shirt and tie that this is the same image of Jesse James at 14 years old. One of the originals." The eBay listing from which Justin Whiting picked up an old photo Credit: Justin Whiting / SWNS.com Justin then sent the 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches Victorian tintype photograph to Los Angeles forensic expert Kent Gibson who has verified evidence for the FBI. Mr Gibson confirmed the image was authentic and said: "All power to Justin. An authentic photograph of outlaw Billy the Kid sold for $5million in 2015 so the sky's the limit. "Jesse James is a very famous outlaw so this is obviously a valuable image." Justin, who has been out of work since 2003 due to back problems, has already been in touch with posh London auction house Christie's and is looking forward to spending his windfall. He said: "I'm definitely selling it. I'll be able to buy my own house and my own car. I can't wait. Good things do happen sometimes." Jesse may have robbed a few banks in his time, but Justin isn't taking any chances with his haul. He said: "I'm being super careful. That photograph is the most valuable thing I've ever had in my possession. It's staying in my friend's safe for now."
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 8:28 AM
|Freight Train Collision In Kentucky Sends 4 To Hospital
Four people were taken to a hospital after two freight trains collided and
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 12:03 PM
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|Donald Trump, Austin, Snowstorm: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 10:27 AM
|New York Today: New York Today: Latest Updates on the Snowstorm
Wednesday: The latest on the storm heading toward New York City, and how it could affect your commute.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 10:44 AM
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|Suspect in Austin Bombings Is Dead, Police Say
The suspect, who has not been identified, was believed to be involved in the case of at least five attacks that left at least two people dead.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 10:05 AM
|Trump Congratulates Putin, but Doesn’t Mention Meddling in U.S.
“We had a very good call,” President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office after speaking with the Russian leader after his re-election. “We will probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future.”
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 12:36 AM
|Russia, a Member of a Chemical Arms Watchdog, Is Now in Its Cross Hairs
Six months ago, chemical weapons experts celebrated Russia’s disarmament. Now they are investigating Britain’s allegation of a secret weapons program.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 5:05 AM
|Facebook Faces Growing Pressure Over Data and Privacy Inquiries
The Federal Trade Commission is said to be examining whether the social media giant violated a 2011 agreement.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 1:24 AM
|Welcome to Zucktown. Where Everything Is Just Zucky.
In Menlo Park, Calif., Facebook is building a real community and testing the proposition: Do people love tech companies so much they will live inside them?
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 9:00 AM
|The End for Facebook’s Security Evangelist
Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief information security officer, who plans to leave the company by August, is known in Silicon Valley for his strong stands.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 11:44 PM
|Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Speak on Alleged Trump Affair
Ms. McDougal is the second woman this month to challenge Trump associates’ efforts to bury stories of extramarital relationships.
POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:29 AM