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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGS

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck on Friday off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage or injury.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Rand Paul Says 'People Have a Right to Protest' After Trump's NFL Feud

In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says that, "if I were president, I would probably not get involved” in NFL-protest controversy.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Trump's Poll Numbers Inch Upwards, But Only With Base

According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, one group of voters may be at the core of Trump’s bump: men without a college degree.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures

Saturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Bill Maher Uses Children's Book To Explain Donald Trump's Deal With Democrats

Bill Maher believes there’s a simple explanation for why “fast-talking city slicker” President Donald Trump reportedly cut a deal with Democrats over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this month.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'

When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5”...
Sep 25, 2017 |

NK Foreign Minister to UN: Trump’s ‘Insults’ Make Attack 'Inevitable’

In startling remarks made at the United Nations on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister said the escalating rhetoric increased the chances of a conflict.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Video Shows California Police Officer Shooting Man Multiple Times Outside 7-Eleven

Huntington Beach police officer was captured on a video struggling with a suspect and then shooting him multiple times in a convenience store parking lot.
Sep 25, 2017 |

Companies Look to Bridge U.S. ‘Middle Skills’ Gap

Companies like Toyota, Boeing, General Motors and Dow Chemical are all starting or expanding specialized job training programs to bridge the gap in technical skills for "middle skills jobs."
Sep 25, 2017 |

Trump Says 'Fake News' Won't Show Crowd Size As CNN Shows Crowd Size

President Donald Trump did what he usually does and attacked the so-called “fake news” during his speech at a campaign rally for Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama on Friday night.
Sep 24, 2017 |

Inside Relief Flight to Hurricane Battered St. Thomas

NBC News got rare access inside a U.S. military relief flight supplying food, water and even a mobile air traffic control tower to St. Thomas — an island devastated by Hurricane Irma and hit again by Maria, delaying critical relief efforts.
Sep 24, 2017 |

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

About 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.
Sep 24, 2017 |

DHS Begins Notifying States of Russian Hacks

Rachel Maddow reports that even though the election was months ago, the Department of Homeland Security is only now calling every state individually to let them know if they were targetted by Russian hacking efforts.
Sep 24, 2017 |

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported to Mosul, in northern Iraq. Ms. Murad, just 21 years old at the time, had already attempted escape once, through an open window.
Sep 24, 2017 |

In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier,...
Sep 24, 2017 |

Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct

― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program.
Sep 24, 2017 |

'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is A Mess

A spokesman for disgraced right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos says the “Free Speech Week” rally he organized this week at University of California, Berkeley, is going ahead as scheduled, even though multiple sources involved in the planning say otherwise.
Sep 24, 2017 |

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):
Sep 24, 2017 |

Here's The Simplest Reason Lisa Murkowski Likely Won't Support This ACA Repeal Bill

WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has all but killed Obamacare repeal, but there’s still one senator in particular who could make it a done deal and nobody knows where she stands: Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
Sep 24, 2017 |

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."
Sep 23, 2017 |

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported... Read More

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment.... Read More

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated... Read More