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US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizenWASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 8:37 PM

Pakistani-held Kashmir on alert as tensions with India rise

Pakistani-held Kashmir on alert as tensions with India riseBunkers are being rebuilt and a blackout has been ordered, but schools and bazaars remained open Thursday in Chakothi, a border village in Pakistani-held Kashmir, after a deadly attack sent tensions with neighbouring India soaring. Residents were worried but life was going on in the village of some 3,000 inhabitants just three kilometres (two miles) from the "Line of Control", the de facto border which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, have been fighting for seven decades over the Himalayan region of Kashmir, now one of the most militarised zones in the world.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 7:15 PM

A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hook

A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hookCHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 7:54 PM

Indigenous woman shot dead, a dozen injured, in border clashes with Venezuelan security forces

Indigenous woman shot dead, a dozen injured, in border clashes with Venezuelan security forcesA high stakes bid by the Venezuelan opposition to transport aid into the country turned deadly on Friday as government forces opened fire on a group of indigenous volunteers, killing at least one woman and injuring 12.   Members of the indigenous community in the southern town of Kumarakapay, bordering Brazil, on Friday night took the commander of the Venezuelan national guard prisoner in retaliation.  Jose Miguel Montoya Rodriguez was being detained by members of the Pemon tribe, following the death of Zoraida Rodriguez in the clashes. The violence cast an ominous shadow over the massive aid delivery planned for Saturday, with hundreds of tonnes of medical supplies destined to be brought across the border from Brazil and Colombia. Juan Guaido, the self-declared “interim president” who has marshalled the hugely symbolic aid delivery, condemned the killing of Rodriguez, and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. On Friday night, following a fundraising concert on the border organised by Sir Richard Branson, thousands of volunteers were preparing to bring the aid into Venezuela, in spite of the threats from President Nicolas Maduro that he would not allow it to pass. Organisers of the show, held on the Tienditas bridge, worked through the night to clear the bridge ahead of the aid caravan. Mr Maduro promised a rival concert on the other side of the bridge, and was reportedly offering $7 million to artists to perform, but by Friday night there was no sign of the show and musician after musician issued statements confirming they had been approached to perform, but turned it down. A caravan of trucks fanned out across Venezuela this week, destined for the border with the intention of loading the aid for distribution at the border points. Four processions will be met on the Venezuelan side by four people appointed by Mr Guaido, whose identity he has kept secret for their own safety. Mr Guaido himself set out from Caracas on Thursday in a procession of lorries towards the border, ready to collect the aid. Gaby Arellano, a 33-year-old opposition MP leading one of the convoys of aid was on Friday defiant about the risks of violence as she prepared to cross the border from the Colombian town of Cucuta.  “You know what really frightens me?” she told The Telegraph,. “The fact that my children will continue to suffer. That’s far more terrifying a thought than anything that could happen on the bridge.” Russia, which along with Cuba and China continues to provide a crutch to Mr Maduro’s teetering regime, accused the United States on Friday of using the aid deliveries as a ploy to carry out military action against Mr Maduro's government. Maria Zakharova, spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry, said Mr Guaido's plans to try to bring the aid across the border are aimed at provoking clashes to provide "a convenient pretext for conducting military action". Cucuta has four bridges crossing into Venezuela, and the volunteers, told to dress in white, will set out at 9am (2pm GMT) – “not smugglers in the night,” said Jose Manuel Olivares, a 33-year-old doctor-turned-politician, who will on Saturday lead one of the columns. “We will do it by the light of day, with full transparency, because we have nothing to hide.” Freddy Superlano, a deputy for the Chavez family state of Barinas, added: “We’ve thought it all through, with the aid. It’s much more than politics. It’s the survival of the nation.” Mr Guaido insisted that the aid must be allowed to pass, and issued another plea to the soldiers to allow its safe passage. “You must decide on which side you stand, at this decisive hour,” he tweeted on Friday night. “To the soldiers, between tonight and tomorrow you must decide how you want to be remembered. We know you stand with the people. Tomorrow you must show it.”




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:36 AM

Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomats

Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomatsThe backstop is an insurance policy designed to avoid border controls between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit. "We are also looking at updating the declaration on future EU-UK ties after Brexit to give more prominence to the 'alternative arrangements' sought by Britain," said one EU diplomat who deals with Brexit. "But May won't get any firm wording before Feb. 28." A second diplomat, briefed on the May-Juncker talks on Wednesday evening, confirmed the EU would only signal this was the direction of travel before the British prime minister faces another round of Brexit votes in the UK parliament.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 7:35 AM

Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?

Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?Is this the fighter India needs?




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Khloe Kardashian's sisters Kim and Kourtney speak out amid cheating scandal

Khloe Kardashian's sisters Kim and Kourtney speak out amid cheating scandalKhloe Kardashian's sisters, Kim and Kourtney, came to her defense in verydifferent ways on Thursday amid allegations that Tristan Thompson cheated onher with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 4:27 PM

2019 10Best Cars

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POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 9:52 AM

Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud Convictions

Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud ConvictionsU.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III set the date on Thursday, giving Manafort until March 1 to reply to Mueller’s recommendation that he serve between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison. Manafort, 69, was convicted by jurors last August of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to file a foreign bank account report. Manafort, who was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016, also faces a March 13 sentencing in federal court in Washington.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 1:58 PM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020 election run against Trump

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020 election run against TrumpAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senator’s first presidential campaign. A spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, like Mr Sanders a self-described democratic socialist, refused to comment directly on the 77-year-old’s Tuesday announcement he is running for a second time. “We’re excited to see so many progressives in the race,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 2:30 AM

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The President intends to play an active role in the Democratic primary
One presidential candidate is following the Democratic primary fight far closer than you might imagine. His name is Donald J. Trump.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:18 PM
Klobuchar says she supports legalizing marijuana
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar in a statement on Friday said she supports legalizing marijuana.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:10 PM
She ate salad with comb, told staffer to clean it, NYT reports
The New York Times reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) berated a staffer after they forgot her eating utensils, ate her salad with a hair comb then directed a staffer to clean it.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:41 PM
Hillary Clinton met with Biden on 2020
Hillary Clinton held meetings in early February with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about the 2020 presidential election, a source close to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee tells CNN.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:58 PM
Biden's experience sets him apart. It could also hurt him
If former Vice President Joe Biden enters the 2020 race, his more than four-decades-long career in Washington will face fresh scrutiny, including his work on criminal justice and financial reform issues.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 4:31 PM
Opinion: What 2020 Dems can't afford to ignore about Bernie
Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his second presidential bid on Tuesday and turned heads by raising $5.9 million right out of the gate. Within 24 hours of his announcement, more than 223,000 people had donated to the campaign. The numbers easily outpaced his rivals. Sen. Kamala Harris, for instance, raised $1.5 million in 24 hours, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar received $1 million in donations in the first 48 hours of her campaign launch.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 9:17 PM
Analysis: This Republican governor sounds like he is going to take on Trump in 2020
The political world is focused on the ever-growing Democratic 2020 field, all jockeying for their chance to beat President Donald Trump next November. But it looks increasingly likely that Trump is going to have to clear a major hurdle before he even gets there: A primary challenge from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:57 PM
Analysis: It's almost like Howard Schultz isn't even trying
Howard Schultz would like to be president. Which means that he believes that he, among the 300+ million people in this country, is uniquely suited to leading us.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 4:56 PM
The White House's collusion argument is nonsensical
On Friday morning, this exchange happened between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN's Joe Johns:


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 6:45 PM
Mueller might tell all in his filing on Manafort
Friday may be the day that special counsel Robert Mueller tells all in the long-running court saga of Paul Manafort's prosecution.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 12:22 PM

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Colorado police to search landfill in Kelsey Berreth investigation, source says
Police will search the Midway Landfill in Fountain, Colorado, on Tuesday morning for evidence in the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth, a mother who went missing last Thanksgiving, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 8:47 PM
Turpin parents plead guilty to multiple charges, including torture
The parents who held their 13 children captive inside their California home pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including torture, on Friday, prosecutors said.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:47 PM
Jussie Smollett's character cut from season's final 2 episodes of 'Empire'
The producers behind Fox's "Empire" have decided to remove actor Jussie Smollett's character from the final two episodes of the current season following his arrest this week.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 4:51 PM
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting sex, police say
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 11:59 PM
These states have been hit the hardest by America's opioid epidemic
While there's early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 4:30 PM
At least 245 children have been separated from family at border since June, Trump admin says
Since the Trump administration announced it would end its practice of separating families apprehended at the southern border last June under its "zero tolerance" immigration policy, at least 245 children have been separated from their parents, according to a new court filing.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 4:12 PM
A 'seismic shift' could send the government scrambling again on family separations
The Trump administration could face a major shakeup soon in the lawsuit over immigrant families separated at the border.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 2:37 PM
Analysis: Larry Hogan sure sounds like he is going to primary Donald Trump
The political world is focused on the ever-growing Democratic 2020 field, all jockeying for their chance to beat President Donald Trump next November. But it looks increasingly likely that Trump is going to have to clear a major hurdle before he even gets there: A primary challenge from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:57 PM
Hillary Clinton met with Biden, Klobuchar on 2020
Hillary Clinton held meetings in early February with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about the 2020 presidential election, a source close to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee tells CNN.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 10:58 PM
Analysis: What if the Mueller report changes nothing?
Thanks to CNN reporting, we now know that Attorney General Bill Barr is readying to receive special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and the possibility of collusion with Donald Trump's campaign -- as soon as next week.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 1:28 AM

SI.com

Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 11:44 AM
Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:04 PM
NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:17 PM
World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England


POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:22 PM
Report: Bulls offer Gibson, Snell, picks for Love


POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 9:04 PM
What to expect from U.S. against Germany
On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the disappointing end to the US vs. Portugal game and USMNT's strategy heading into their match against Germany.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 3:28 PM
Mexico tops Croatia, advances out of group


POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:36 PM
O's Davis walks off White Sox with pinch-hit HR
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 1:56 AM
MLB Power Rankings: Terrible week for Rockies
Another week, another first-place finish for the Athletics, who once again grabbed all seven votes for the top spot. Hard on their heels are the Brewers, who jumped from fifth to second, pushing the Giants down to third place. The Angels remained at No. 4, with the resurgent Cardinals rounding out the top-five.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 1:32 PM

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2018 4:50 PM

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Iceland to let more than 2,000 whales be killed within the next five years
Only two whaling companies remain in Iceland. It's a small industry that conservationists say is inhumane, has minimal economic benefits, and defies the international ban on killing whales.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 7:24 PM
US ambassador to the Vatican meets with abuse survivors and urges 'renewed commitment' to ending clergy abuse
The US ambassador to the Vatican met Friday with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, saying she hopes a historic summit at the Vatican this week will lead to a "renewed commitment" in the Catholic Church to end the scourge of clergy sexual abuse.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 7:11 PM
Venezuelan military kills woman in standoff over international aid, mayor says
Venezuelan soldiers shot and killed a woman Friday in a standoff with a local indigenous community over international aid entering the country from Brazil, according to a local mayor.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 9:05 PM
Nigerians get ready for election day (again)
Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday, seven days after the country's presidential and parliamentary election were abruptly postponed just hours before polling stations opened.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 1:16 PM
Huawei's still growing in Canada
China's Huawei is growing its presence in Canada, despite intense pressure on the company from the United States and geopolitical tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 9:56 PM
Companies are waking up about climate change
Companies and investors are waking up to the dangers posed by climate change and extreme weather.


POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:15 PM
Uber turns to boats to beat Mumbai's terrible traffic
Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities — speedboats.


POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2019 1:44 PM
India is building a city from scratch
India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 1:55 PM
6 easy ways to beat jet lag
Most jobs don't require attending meetings at 1 a.m., giving presentations at 2 a.m or dialing into conference calls at 3 a.m.


POSTED JANUARY 31, 2019 2:54 PM
'If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies'
Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly possible.


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2019 9:51 AM

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