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Donald Trump signs executive order to side-step Obamacare rules

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:47

Donald Trump signs executive order to side-step Obamacare rulesDonald Trump has signed an executive order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules — but the action faces possible legal challenges. Frustrated by the failure of a Republican-controlled Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, Mr Trump issued the order as part of an effort to unravel the 2010 law without action by legislators. “We’ve been hearing about the disaster of Obamacare for so long”, as well as the need to repeal it, Mr Trump said at the White House alongside Republican Senator Rand Paul, Vice President Mike Pence and a couple other members of Congress.


Israel says Hamas must disarm under Palestinian unity deal

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:31

Israel says Hamas must disarm under Palestinian unity dealHamas must disarm and recognise Israel under a Palestinian unity deal announced on Thursday with its rival Fatah aimed at ending their decade-long split, an Israeli government official said. "Any reconciliation between the (Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority) and Hamas must include a commitment to international agreements and to the conditions of the Quartet, first of which is recognising Israel and demilitarising Hamas," the official said in the Israeli government's first reaction to the deal signed in Cairo. The reaction was Israel's first after the two major Palestinian factions agreed a unity deal in the Egyptian capital on Thursday afternoon, which is supposed to see the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority retake control of Gaza from Islamists Hamas by December 1.


An evolving sticky situation

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:30

While many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out. An evolutionary biologist shows how different groups of lizards -- geckos and anoles -- took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of sticky toe pads.

3 Dead Adults and Victim Stabbed in the Head Are ‘Related’, Police Say

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:06

3 Dead Adults and Victim Stabbed in the Head Are ‘Related’, Police Say23-year-old Aaron Lawson is currently considered a person of interest


Makeup Artist Annamarie Tendler Claims Ben Affleck Groped Her At 2014 Party

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:29

Makeup Artist Annamarie Tendler Claims Ben Affleck Groped Her At 2014 PartyAnnamarie Tendler wants an apology from Ben Affleck after he allegedly groped her at a Hollywood party.


Stunning Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:14

Stunning Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes That Aren’t PieClearly, here at HuffPost Taste, we’re big fans of pie.


Harvey Weinstein banked $1.65M days before bombshell New York Times report

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:06

Harvey Weinstein banked $1.65M days before bombshell New York Times reportHarvey Weinstein sold his Westport, Connecticut, home for $1.65 million just days before The New York Times published its damning report accusing the movie tycoon of sexually assaulting and harassing scores of women in the industry.


Trump hints at ending aid as Puerto Ricans forced to drink polluted water

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:02

Trump hints at ending aid as Puerto Ricans forced to drink polluted waterPeople affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped in from a mountain creek, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, amid concerns about islanders’ exposure to contaminated water. Donald Trump has seemingly threatened to pull federal emergency support from Puerto Rico a day after his administration reported that desperate people in the US territory have been drinking from contaminated wells due to a lack of water. The president preceded this with tweets that stated “Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes” in Puerto Rico and quoted a TV host who said of the territory that “a financial crisis looms largely of their own making”.


U.S. Mom and Her Family Are Free After Being Held Captive by Taliban-Linked Group for 5 Years

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:43

U.S. Mom and Her Family Are Free After Being Held Captive by Taliban-Linked Group for 5 YearsAn American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday


Pumas found to exhibit behaviors like social animals

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:36

Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore -- and may have implications for multiple species, including other wild cats around the world.

Red Carpet Roundup: Paris Hilton is lovely in lace and Elizabeth Hurley is pretty in pink

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:33

 Paris Hilton is lovely in lace and Elizabeth Hurley is pretty in pinkCelebrities on this week's red carpets proved that the neckline can make or break any outfit.


Roy Moore Once Compared Preschool To Nazi-Style Indoctrination

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:32

Roy Moore Once Compared Preschool To Nazi-Style IndoctrinationMany states and localities are looking to expand the availability of preschool, but Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore apparently believed this push was misguided and could result in the Nazi-style indoctrination of America’s children.


Don't Trash the Iran Deal; Build on It.

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:09

Don't Trash the Iran Deal; Build on It.President Donald Trump is on the verge of refusing to certify to Congress that Iran is abiding by its obligations under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) thus jeopardizing the deal. If the president chooses this course of action and shifts responsibility to Congress to reimpose sanctions, one of his primary rationales for why the agreement must be renegotiated are the so-called sunset provisions, which allow important restraints on Iran’s nuclear program especially with regards to uranium enrichment to begin phasing out in roughly six years and many others to come off gradually within thirteen years from now.


Turkey blames US envoy for souring ties; won't buy US guns

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:07

Turkey blames US envoy for souring ties; won't buy US gunsANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the United States is "sacrificing ties" by supporting its ambassador to Turkey in a diplomatic spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuing of travel visas to the other's citizens.


Spanish Eurofighter crashes after national day parade, pilot dead

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:48

Spanish Eurofighter crashes after national day parade, pilot deadA Spanish Eurofighter jet crashed on Thursday after taking part in a military display in Madrid for Spain's national day, killing its pilot, the defence ministry said. It said the Eurofighter went down near a military base at Albacete, 300 kilometres (180 miles) southeast of the capital. The Twitter account for the defence ministry's chief of staff confirmed the pilot's death.


'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster relief

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:25

 San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster reliefThe president warned on Thursday that he might pull federal relief workers from Puerto Rico even as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.


Last common ancestor of humans and apes weighed about five kilograms

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:09

New research suggests that the last common ancestor of apes -- including great apes and humans -- was much smaller than previously thought, about the size of a gibbon. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, are fundamental to understanding the evolution of the human family tree.

British White Widow terrorist Sally Jones 'killed in drone strike'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:01

British White Widow terrorist Sally Jones 'killed in drone strike'Britain's most wanted female terrorist Sally Jones, nicknamed the White Widow, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike. The fugitive jihadi, who was once a punk rock singer, was said to have been killed in June in a US strike close to the border between Syria and Iraq. For more than three years, Jones has been the world’s most wanted female terrorist and is now said to have become one of the list of infamous Britons to die after joining Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). She fled to Syria from Kent in 2013 to marry computer hacker Junaid Hussain, an Isil fighter from Birmingham, and took her then 11-year-old son, Joe “JoJo” Dixon, with her. A Whitehall source told The Sun: “The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa. Quite frankly, it’s good riddance.” Isil "entry file" of Junaid Hussain shows he crossed into Syria in July 2013 Credit: None CIA officials told their UK counterparts that a US Air Force Predator killed 50-year-old Jones in June, the newspaper reports. The delay in her apparent death emerging is said to have been over fears her son might have also been killed in the strike. It is not known if her son was with her. Junaid Hussain, late husband of Sally Jones Credit: Central News US intelligence chiefs said they cannot be 100 per cent certain that the strike killed Jones as there was no attempt to recover any of her DNA. Jones had been a single mother of two living on benefits when she met her future husband, then 19, online and became besotted with him. Sally Jones, left in a burqa holding a gun, and right in a nun's habit Credit: Twitter Hussain told Jones he wanted to leave to join Isil and encouraged her to join him.  Using the pseudonym Umm Hussain al-Britani, Jones is believed to have recruited dozens of women to the terror group by boasting on social media of how wonderful life was in the caliphate.  Twitter account believed to belong to Sally Jones tweets about decision to put her on the UN sanctions list Credit: Twitter She encouraged followers to carry out attacks against the West while defending Isil’s beheadings and vowing to do the same. Her partner was killed in a drone strike on his car in August 2015, she then became know as the White Widow. Sally Jones JoJo journey Syria Raqqa Isil She was believed to have been living in Raqqa with her son and was in charge of training all European female recruits, or “muhajirat”.  She was entrusted with leading the secretive female wing of the Anwar al-Awlaki battalion, a unit founded by her late husband that is composed solely of foreign fighters with the purpose of planning and executing attacks in the West. Sally Jones and her son Joe, aged around seven before they left for Syria Credit: Collect A young British boy appeared in an Isil propaganda video last year.  The smiling blue-eyed child appeared in army fatigues, holding a gun and standing over a kneeling prisoner in an orange jumpsuit before shooting him in the head.  The scene was reminiscent of the Jihadi John executions which took place over the autumn of 2014, except in this case the killer’s face was not masked by a balaclava.   “Isil wants another famous Briton to boost their credentials,” the activist said. “Especially after the death of Emwazi.” Joe’s grandparents are reported to have recognised him in the footage, although there has been no official confirmation of the child’s identity.


Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:49

Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in VietnamHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday.


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