Today's Popular News

04-24 06:53:31pm
DrudgeReport

NSA BLIMP SPIED IN THE UNITED STATES...

NSA BLIMP SPIED IN THE UNITED STATES... (Top headline, 1st story, link)
04-24 06:53:31pm
DrudgeReport

TRUMP: DRASTIC TAX CUTS COMING...

TRUMP: DRASTIC TAX CUTS COMING... (Third column, 1st story,
04-24 06:53:31pm
CbsNews

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

“Food is a noble thing to trade," the former Georgia Governor said at his confirmation hearing
04-24 06:53:31pm
CbsNews

As 100-day mark approaches, Trump tries to brush off campaign vows

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump set a high bar for his first 100 days in office, promising a long list of accomplishments to voters. But with less than one week to the benchmark and most of those promises unfulfilled, the White House is now backtracking. Major Garrett reports.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Charlie Rose wishes he could interview his late father

"I would like to ask him about his life experiences. I would ask my father if he is proud of me."
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

De Blasio insists he’s not using hair dye despite darker mane

Mayor de Blasio’s salt-and-pepper hair seemed a bit more peppery than usual, but he says he hadn’t picked up a box of hair dye.
04-24 06:53:31pm
LATimes

Marchers gather to commemorate 102nd anniversary of Armenian genocide

Thousands expected for march commemorating Armenian genocide; road closures, congestion expected
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

North Korea tensions: USS Michigan submarine to enter South Korean port

The USS Michigan, a nuclear powered Ohio class submarine will pull into the South Korean port of Busan for a hull check in the coming hours, military sources confirmed Monday to Fox News.
04-24 06:53:31pm
USAToday

Memphis Zoo welcomes adorable baby sloth

Lua will be hand-reared until she is old enough to go on exhibit.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Yahoo News

Pulse-Pounding Video Shows Girl Falling Out of Church Bus

04-24 06:53:31pm
Yahoo News

A Closer Look At Social Security Benefits

04-24 06:53:31pm
Yahoo News

Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

04-24 06:53:31pm
ConservativeTribune

New Poll Says 96 Percent of Trump Supporters Stand by Their Vote

Ever since President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the liberal media have claimed that Trump has betrayed his base and his supporters were turning on him. While there are undoubtedly some former Trump supporters who have turned on him (such is the nature of politics), a new ABC News/Washington Post Poll found that Trump… The p
04-24 06:53:31pm
Chicago Tribune

Holly Geraci loses lawsuit, must ride condo elevator with dogs

The wife of a prominent Chicago bankruptcy attorney will have to share the elevator with dogs after losing a federal lawsuit last week against her condo association asking for canine-free carriage. Holly Geraci filed the housing discrimination lawsuit in March 2015 against the Union Square Condominium...
04-24 06:53:31pm
Reuters

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial

(Reuters) - A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on U.S. charges that he laundered $8.5 million in bribes he took in exchange for helping a Chinese company secure valuable mining rights.
04-24 06:53:31pm
CNBC

Express Scripts CEO: Would love nothing more than to keep Anthem as client

The fact that Anthem wants to cut ties with Express Scripts is "perplexing," Express Scripts CEO Tim Wentworth told CNBC on Monday.
04-24 06:53:31pm
CNBC

Netflix shareholders copied and pasted a proposal they sent to Amazon — and Netflix called them out

The proposal asks "Amazon.com" — one of Netflix's fiercest rivals — for a report.
04-24 06:53:31pm
CNBC

Google is aiming to steal Amazon cloud customers in the media industry

In its effort to catch AWS, Google is taking its media business pitch to the giant NAB show in Las Vegas.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Sounds like Jets have their answer about draft woman-puncher

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan stopped short of saying controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is off the team’s draft board, but it sure sounds like he is. Mixon is considered one of the top talents in this year’s draft, but a domestic violence incident in 2014, captured by security cameras, has given teams pause...
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Kim Zolciak’s son to be released from hospital after dog attack

Kim Zolciak’s son is returning home sooner than expected after a harrowing dog attack.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Elton John cancels Las Vegas show dates after infection scare

Elton John contracted a rare bacterial infection last week that landed him in intensive care and forced him to cancel a string of shows.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Bloomberg

Why the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting About Lumber: QuickTake Q&A

The U.S. and Canada are locked in a dispute over softwood lumber, the latest entanglement in one of the thorniest commerce spats between between the world’s two largest trading partners. The battle is poised to escalate with an expected announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce that it will place so-called countervailing duties on Canadian
04-24 06:53:31pm
Chicago Tribune

Tollway unveils, advances $4B plan to widen Tri-State, from Balmoral to 95th Street

The Illinois Tollway wants to widen the congested central Tri-State, from Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont to 95th Street in Bridgeview – an ambitious plan that began with an idea to rebuild the existing roadway but is now a larger project at more than double the price: $4 billion. On Monday, a tollway...
04-24 06:53:31pm
Reuters

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A former Tennessee schoolteacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl and taking her on a multistate odyssey that included sexual abuse before the pair were found in California will be returned to face federal kidnapping charges in Nashville.
04-24 06:53:31pm
ConservativeTribune

Trump Discovers Obama Was Spending $300 Million on Fake Afghan Soldiers, Gives Pentagon New Orders

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars were being foolishly wasted paying for the salaries of non-existent “ghost” soldiers and policemen in Afghanistan under the Obama administration, but no more. According to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, who recently sat down for an interview with Sharyl Attk
04-24 06:53:31pm
Forbes

Microsoft Monday: Two Major Windows Update Per Year, LinkedIn Hits 500M And New To-Do App Launches

“Microsoft Monday" is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about IoT Central, a new password solution, two major Windows updates per year and an upcoming battery-saving feature coming to Windows.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Forbes

How The Siblings Behind African Garment Startup Aso Dara Are Building Their Business On Instagram

The siblings who cofounded Aso Dara are building their African headwrap and choker business on Instagram one photo at a time.
04-24 06:53:31pm
CbsNews

College dispenses morning-after pill in vending machine

The vending machine sells Plan B pills for $30 a box
04-24 06:53:31pm
Yahoo News

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Critically Injures 2 Women While Drunk Behind the Wheel: Cops

04-24 06:53:31pm
Yahoo News

Police Ask for Public's Help to Find 5-Year-Old Boy Missing for 2 Days

04-24 06:53:31pm
Forbes

At Facebook, Math Drives Marketing -- But Data Intelligence Reigns

Without data intelligence to prescribe the right prospects, creatives and number crunchers are stuck in separate worlds. With it, they add up to something much more: a powerful revenue machine.
04-24 06:53:31pm
LATimes

Did people power save a trove of EPA data from a shutdown by Trump?

The notice over the weekend shocked scientific and technical researchers on environmental issues: The Environmental Protection Agency’s five-year-old opendata website, a trove of data on air, water, and ground pollution and the sources of toxic chemical releases, was about to be shut down. One...
04-24 06:53:31pm
NewYorker

Vive L’Europe! A Macron Win Would Give the E.U. a Lifeline

For years now, it has been fashionable on the right to argue that Europe is heading for Armageddon, that it could not survive the consequences of mass immigration, stifling bureaucracy, an overweening welfare state, and restrictive labor laws. This dark view isn’t restricted to believers in Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” th
04-24 06:53:31pm
Chicago Tribune

Cochon 555 crowns Travelle chef winner of Chicago competition

On Sunday, lovers of bacon, pork, wine and booze descended upon the dangerously caloric Cochon 555 in the West Loop to ostensibly help a good cause, but who are we kidding? It was a tasty bacchanal with fringe do-gooder benefits. Part of a 14-city national tour and competition culminating in the...
04-24 06:53:31pm
Slate

Hang Up and Listen: The Take That for Data Edition

Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis and Greg Howard by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
04-24 06:53:31pm
Slate

The Empty Waistband

On the night of Oct. 30, 2010, Houston police officer Chris Thompson shot Ricardo Salazar-Limon in the back, severing his spine and paralyzing him from the waist down. Why? Each man’s account of the encounter is dramatically different: Salazar-Limon claims he was simply attempting to walk away from the officer; Thompson says he thought that Sa
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

De Blasio can’t get the facts straight on homeless shelter

Mayor de Blasio got it wrong when he chided a caller on his weekly radio show for complaining that a new shelter in Crown Heights would largely serve homeless from outside the community, according to court papers. Papers submitted by the city in response to a lawsuit seeking to block the Bergen Street shelter show...
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Ex-beauty queen pleads guilty to child porn charges

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A former winner of California’s Mrs. Orange County beauty pageant has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a child. County court records say 27-year-old Meghan Alt entered the pleas last Friday and was sentenced to 300 days in jail and three years of probation. Prosecutors dismissed two..
04-24 06:53:31pm
USAToday

Macron campaign says it fought off cyberespionage attempts

The campaign of Emmanuel Macron says it has fought off a series of cyberespionage attempts dating back to December, adding a little more meat to previous allegations that it was the subject of an electronic eavesdropping campaign
04-24 06:53:31pm
USAToday

In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming

Farmers are up in arms over a new treatment plant north of Mexico City that is meant to clean up raw sewage from the capital that has long fouled rivers and reservoirs in the rural Mezquital Valley _ tainted waters they have used as fertilizer for decades
04-24 06:53:31pm
Politico

Why Democrats Are Dropping More F-Bombs Than Ever

The profane has become mundane.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Politico

Source: FCC chief to launch net neutrality rewrite this week

04-24 06:53:31pm
Politico

Moderates mum on repeal bill changes that would strip consumer protections

04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Ohio family releases plea for clues on massacre that killed 8

Family members of the eight Ohio victims who lost their lives in the Pike County shootout are pleading the public for help.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Reuters

U.S. charges investment bank vice president with insider trading

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An investment banking vice president and risk management specialist was criminally charged on Monday with insider trading in Neustar Inc before the advertising technology company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm.
04-24 06:53:31pm
wnd.com

The first 100 days of the resistance

(The Nation) — The awful irony of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is that a man who is still frequently described as “erratic” has governed as an entirely predictable corporate conservative—as everyone paying attention knew he would. Trump was always going to choose billionaire-ism over 
economic populism. The outsider wh
04-24 06:53:31pm
wnd.com

Doctors are getting good at killing their patients

(The Stream) — The new killing fields are hospitals and health clinics. It is government that gives them this power. Government, it turns out, gets used to having this power over your life or even worse, that of your beloved baby boy. Charlie Gard’s daddy pleaded with the British judge for a chance at life [...]
04-24 06:53:31pm
USAToday

The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

The man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there
04-24 06:53:31pm
CNBC

Cramer: Trump tax cuts are not the driving force behind this rally

Jim Cramer says earnings and mergers, not Wednesday's tax announcement, are the real factors pushing the market higher.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

News Analysis: As North Korea Rushes for a Bomb, U.S. Fears Time Will Run Out

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, with what the C.I.A. calls “the disco ball.” The sphere is supposedly a nuclear weapon, shrunken to fit inside the nose cone of a missile.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

Congressional Memo: The Spending Bill Was Supposed to Be Easy. Then Trump Intervened.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, left, the majority leader, at the Capitol on Monday. Even many Republicans are reluctant to pay for the wall at the Mexican border that President Trump has proposed.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

Arkansas Set to Execute 2 Inmates

Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams in photographs provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction. Both inmates are scheduled to be put to death on Monday.
04-24 06:53:31pm
CbsNews

Students file suit against university over Ann Coulter appearance

Students who invited conservative commentator to campus claim university is violating rights to free speech
04-24 06:53:31pm
BusinessInsider

New rules are going to fundamentally change the business models of brokers

Peter Macdiarmid/GettyIt’s been a long time coming but MiFID II (MiFID) is almost upon us. Most people in the industry have been aware
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

Elton John cancels shows after being hospitalized due to rare infection

Elton John has canceled all of his Vegas performances through next month due to an illness that forced him to be hospitalized, it was announced on Monday.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Man accused of trafficking minors for sex to pay for his bail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man conspired with his wife and mother to traffic three minors for sex in South Carolina to help him make bail, federal prosecutors said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release that Zerrell Fuentes, 22, his wife, Brianna Wright, 24, and his mother, Tanya Fuentes, 53, each...
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

Bay Area Rapid Transit: Dozens of Oakland teens reportedly storm train, rob riders

04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

Swedish midwife to take abortion beliefs fight to higher European Court

04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

Lawmakers invited to view documents related to ex-national security adviser Flynn

04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

State Dept. promotion of Mar-a-Lago draws fire

04-24 06:53:31pm
USAToday

Lawyer: Doctor dragged from United flight plans legal action

His lawyer will also represent the woman in a recent American Airlines incident.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NBCNews

Ex-Teacher Tad Cummins Allegedly Planned to Flee U.S. With Girl

Tad Cummins bought a small boat and made a test run from San Diego to Mexico after he kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, investigators said.
04-24 06:53:31pm
wnd.com

Give it up, Bernie

04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Kim Kardashian marks anniversary of Armenian genocide on Twitter

Kim Kardashian honored her heritage Monday and spoke out on the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Trump willing to drop certain issues to get border wall funded

President Trump is softening his position on a series of conservative policy riders in hopes of attracting Democratic support for border security funding in the upcoming government spending bill. The Trump administration initially sought to include language in the spending bill that would prohibit Planned Parenthood and sanctuary jurisdictions from
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Elton John recovering after ‘potentially deadly’ infection

Elton John is recovering after contracting a “harmful and unusual” bacterial infection during his recent tour in South America. The 70-year-old singer became violently ill on his return flight from Santiago, Chile, and was immediately admitted to a UK hospital to undergo treatment, which was a success, read a statement released by h
04-24 06:53:31pm
Slate

The Angle: Would Be, Will Be, Is Edition

Not so simple: The March for Science, replete with funny protest signs, was a force for good ... right? Jeremy Samuel Faust, for one,
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

Marine Le Pen, New Orleans, Arkansas: Your Monday Evening Briefing

04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

The First Time: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: The First Time I Recognized My Selfishness

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

Phoenix’s New Album Arrives in a Darker World, but the Beat Goes On

The band Phoenix, clockwise from top left: Thomas Mars, Christian Mazzalai, Deck D’Arcy and Laurent Brancowitz. “At some point when we were in the studio, there was a slight sense of guilt,” Mr. Mars said.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

Basics: As Rains Ease in the West, Cacti Shine Brighter Than Ever

Each teddy bear cholla is unique. This species of cactus releases pads and barbs that are carried through the wind to different patches of soil where they will take root and grow.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Forbes

Indoor Farmers Face Uncertainty Over Organic Labeling

Indoor farmers will have to wait until the fall to get a decision on whether they are considered organic or not.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Politico

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Agriculture secretary

04-24 06:53:31pm
CbsNews

Aurora watchers spot something new in the night sky

Social media posters surprised scientists when they identified a new aurora phenomenon: a bright purple streak they called "Steve"
04-24 06:53:31pm
CNN

Democrats propose more border security money to avoid funding standoff

Facing a Friday deadline to keep the government open, Democrats want to provide some money for border security, but not for a border wall.
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

Bay Area Rapid Transit: Dozens of Oakland teens reportedly storm train, rob riders

Between 40 and 60 teens jumped on an Oakland subway train over the weekend, then robbed and beat passengers before disappearing into the night, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university

Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university.
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

Americans are worried about Washington and their wallets

Nearly two-in-five people saying the political climate in DC is the biggest threat facing our economy
04-24 06:53:31pm
FoxNews

US readying for another possible North Korean show of force

Correspondent Benjamin Hall reports from London
04-24 06:53:31pm
Chicago Tribune

Jake Long, No. 1 pick in 2008 draft, retires after 9 seasons hampered by injuries

Jake Long, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft and a four-time Pro Bowl left tackle for the Miami Dolphins, has decided to retire after a torn Achilles tendon ended his ninth NFL season early with the Minnesota Vikings. Long announced Monday on his Twitter account that a lack of progress on...
04-24 06:53:31pm
Forbes

Looming Aircraft Mechanic Shortage May Threaten The Growth Of The Global Fleet And Raise Costs

The aviation industry is facing a global shortage of aircraft mechanics, thanks to aging baby boomer retirements and reluctance among millennials to pursue the career. The shortfall may raise the cost of maintenance and threaten the expansion plans for the global fleet.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Forbes

How Can Social Media Stars Achieve Career Longevity?

Influencers often cross over into traditional media, but is that where they should stay?
04-24 06:53:31pm
USAToday

Figures on government spending and debt

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYTimes

Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Dangerous Love for Special Ops

An American Special Forces soldier in Afghanistan in 2014.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

The surprising history behind honeymoons

Ah, the honeymoon. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with your new husband or wife and bask in wedded bliss in an overpriced, exotic location. But despite the modern day concept of intimacy and seclusion, post-wedding vacations haven’t always been quite so so enjoyable. In fact, honeymoons have a pretty horrible history. Here we take...
04-24 06:53:31pm
Reuters

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush staying in hospital few more days

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will remain for a few more days in a Houston hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia, the hospital said on Monday.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

How my mom and I beat cancer together

Erin Chack should have been celebrating. After six months of exhausting, hair-loss-inducing chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she’d just had her first checkup and was in remission. She was free. But another appointment hovered like a dark cloud. It was taking place the very same day a few floors down, where Chack’s mom, Joanne Chack, was..
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Pedestrian sues after being beaten by police officer (Graphic)

Nandi Cain was in the middle of a street in the California capital when he was approached by an officer and taken to the ground.
04-24 06:53:31pm
wnd.com

Teen mob swarms train, beats, robs passengers

(SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) — A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The [...]
04-24 06:53:31pm
TheGuardian

Barack Obama makes first public appearance since leaving office – video

Former US president Barack Obama takes part in an event at the University of Chicago, saying that he believes the most important thing he could do now would be to “prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton”
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Jewish HS students protest outside NYC home of Nazi guard

Students from a yeshiva commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day with a field trip to the Queens home of a Nazi concentration camp guard.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Serena Williams fires back at Ilie Nastase over ‘racist comments’

Williams is breaking her silence.
04-24 06:53:31pm
Slate

Trump’s Defining Trait

Each president brings with him more than just his agenda to Washington. He also brings personal qualities, those traits of character that shape and define his time in office as much as any event or policy. For Barack Obama, that quality was a confidence—or, critics might say, aloofness—exemplified by the nickname “No Drama Obama.” For Ge
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYDailyNews

Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Greek yogurt giant Chobani is suing right-wing radio host Alex Jones for spreading false info about the company.
04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

The kinky travel spots where swingers go to get it on

The French are famously frisky. Carnality is so embedded in the culture that affairs are almost de rigueur for politicians (start your engine, Le Pen). The country’s awash in swing clubs, parties, and resorts. There’s even a town called Cap d’Agde, where wearing clothing is frowned upon. So, France is a fitting place for swinging...
04-24 06:53:31pm
LATimes

Trump tweets: Commends astronaut on new space record

04-24 06:53:31pm
NYPost

Matt Lauer roasted Savannah Guthrie at the Matrix Awards

The Matrix Awards, an annual celebration of overachievers by New York Women in Communications, turned into a river of tears on Monday. The event, held at the Sheraton Times Square, was opened by sponsor Hearst’s chief content officer, Joanna Coles, who looked at all the women in the room and joked: “This is vice president...
04-24 06:53:31pm
Chron

City sued over 2015 assault by guard of handcuffed mentally ill man at Houston lockup

04-24 06:53:31pm
TheGuardian

Trump downplays 100 days milestone

Got a minute? President calls 100 days ‘an artificial barrier’... boasts of best ratings ‘since the World Trade Center came down’... Obama reappears… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy 10.47pm BST
04-24 06:53:31pm
DrudgeReport

Masked workers wear bullet-proof vests...

Masked workers wear bullet-proof vests... (First column, 7th story, link)