• Trump's Russia scandal takes an unexpected turn

    On Friday afternoon, FBI Director James Comey delivered a classified, hour-long briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Russia scandal, and soon after, the Senate Intelligence Committee sent "formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's investigation" into the controversy. Reading between the lines, this makes it sound as if the Republican-led panel is trying to knock down the idea that a special select committee is necessary to investigate the scandal without political interference. A day later, Reuters reported that the FBI is pursuing "at least three separate probes" related to Russian intervention in American politics, "according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation." Two of three, according to the report, relate to alleged cyber-crimes, while the third is the ongoing counter-espionage probe.

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  • First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School District

    The elementary school teacher advocated reporting undocumented immigrants, according to school district officials, who suspended her.

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  • MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

    A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water. A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard snapped a photo of the shark on New Smyrna Beach. Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris told News 4 Jax that the shark was “definitely” eaten by a bigger fish. She added that the shark was either a blacktip or spinner shark. A 14-foot great white shark named Katherine was spotted off the Florida coast in January. Another great white shark was spotted in the waters on Feb. 1, Florida wildlife officials said. Morris said half-eaten sharks do not wash up on the beach often, but she has seen it before. Officials said

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  • Fox News Host Brenda Buttner Dead at 55

    Brenda Buttner, host of the Fox News show Bulls and Bears, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.

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  • When a Pimp's "Bottom Girl" Does the Dirty Work, She's Often the One Who Ends Up Punished

    A particularly poignant example comes from a 2012 case Melton tried as a San Antonio prosecutor. Melton went after a pimp who had sold a 16-year-old girl for sex over two years. The girl suffered horrific abuse at his hands—she was raped, impregnated, and forced to have an abortion. When she tried to run away, the pimp carved his initials into her forearm. The pimp got a 20-year sentence. A year later, the same girl was 19 and headed to prison herself. A federal judge sentenced her to three years for helping her new pimp recruit a San Antonio high school student. Melton said what happened to the girl, who never received treatment, broke her heart. "It's a great example of the cyclical nature

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  • Workers Fired After Not Showing Up on `A Day Without Immigrants`

    Dozens of people in Denver say they were fired for taking part in "A Day Without Immigrants" protest last week.

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  • Melania Trump's sister shows rare behind-the-scenes look

    (CNN)Melania Trump is beginning to forge her own path as America's first lady, assembling a team of aides and advisers. But the name of one longtime confidante, and perhaps her most trusted friend, won't be announced with a news release or statement or a new title: her sister, Ines Knauss. Knauss, Trump's older sister, lives just blocks from Trump Tower in the Trump Park Avenue property, public records confirm. She was Trump's maid of honor at her 2005 Palm Beach wedding, People magazine reported at the time. And the first lady called Knauss "an incredible woman and a friend" in her July speech at the Republican National Convention. And the sister of the famously private Slovenian-born first

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  • Dear Abby: He keeps insulting wife about her past

    DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It’s been three years since our wedding, and he still can’t let it go sometimes. A recent argument just escalated into his calling me a whore and stupid. We have a beautiful little girl together, so it’s not like I can just up and go whenever I want. When is enough, enough? Where is the point that I can give in to the thought that I can’t do it anymore? Or is this just what marriage is? We have already done counseling, and it just made it worse. I feel really alone, so can you please give me some feedback? — ROUGH PATCH DEAR ROUGH PATCH: If your

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  • Tori Spelling’s lavish baby shower lands Dean McDermott in court over back child support

    Dean McDermott is about to welcome his sixth child in the world, courtesy of Tori Spelling, and he was certainly eager to celebrate this momentous occasion. But a February 11 baby shower for him and Tori apparently was too over-the-top, both in its execution and in its public display of excess, according to the Daily Mail. That’s because tabloid reports of the lavish event set off Dean’s ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace. And now, Mary Jo has gone to court, alleging that Dean is thousands of dollars behind in paying child support for Jack, the first of his five biological kids. The baby shower, held in the main restaurant of the posh Bel-Air Hotel, was hosted by Tori’s mother, Candy, the widow of the late

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  • Norway Is Donating $10 Million to Women's Health NGOs Around the World

    It's a response to Donald Trump's reinstatement of a rule preventing NGOs that provide or promote abortions from receiving government funding.

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  • 7 Foods You Should Never Eat If You Want A Flat Stomach (8 photos)

    Banish the beer belly From Esquire UK

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  • 10 Middle Class Jobs That Will Be Gone Soon

    Unemployment may have returned to pre-recession levels, but many of the middle class jobs many Americans used to rely on to get by are nowhere to be found.

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  • Victims ID'd in grisly Peabody, Mass. basement crime scene

    PEABODY, Mass. -- Authorities in Massachusetts have identified two people found slain over the weekend in the basement of a suburban Boston home. The Essex County District Attorney’s office on Monday identified the victims as Mark Greenlaw, 37, and Jennifer O’Connor, 39. Authorities said they were dating and thought to have been living together at the Peabody home where they were found dead, reports CBS Boston. Police first discovered the gruesome scene Saturday night, when a woman ran from the house and flagged down a car. The woman then told Massachusetts State Police that a crime had occurred at the house. Sources told CBS Boston the couple were found shot to death, their bodies wrapped in

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  • Greta Van Susteren To Donald Trump: “Back Off”

    “Mr. President, back off,” Greta Van Susteren said as she wrapped her MSNBC program addressing Donald Trump having taken to calling the press the “enemy” of the American people. Meanwhile, over at her former network, Fox News Channel, Trump was applauded and defended for the remark by Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.  O’Reilly went with the argument the press is aligned with “with a political movement” and therefore is no longer objective or free. Hannity chose an even…

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  • The Partridge Family’s Danny Bonaduce Says Now Is a ‘Great Time’ to Send Love to David Cassidy

    Danny Bonaduce is standing by his Partridge brother David Cassidy, after he revealed he’s battling dementia. “David Cassidy once had a bigger fan club than Elvis & the Beatles. Bonaduce, who portrayed the middle child in a family of five children, was the first former Partridge costar to speak out following Cassidy’s announcement.

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  • 'I'm Terrified!' 'Teen Mom 2' Star Chelsea Houska Shares A Bizarre Photo Of Newborn Son Watson

    Oh wow! Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska shared a new photo of her son, Watson Cole, that is raising a lot of eyebrows!

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  • Father and son collide in head-on crash in Alabama

    Jeffrey Morris Brasher and his son Austin Blaine Brasher of Bankston, Alabama, died early Saturday morning. Jeffrey Brasher was driving a 2006 Ford pickup and his son was driving a 2004 Chevrolet truck when they collided on a highway head-on, Alabama State Trooper Jonathon Appling told CNN affiliate WBMA.

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  • All 23 TV Shows That Have Been Renewed or Canceled This Season (Updating Photos)

    RENEWED: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)The seminal Shondaland drama will return in the fall for Season 14.

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  • Vince McMahon fired The Rock before Raw went on the air

    We knew The Rock would be appearing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California to do something for the crowd before Monday Night Raw went on the air this evening, because he told us. And he did just that, hyping up the crowd while letting them know to stick around after the show to be a part of filming a movie he’s working on. You knew they would run an angle, though. Sure enough, after he was done doing his thing, Vince McMahon showed up to fire him (the first video cuts off right as the firing is happening, the second is right after it happened): Hopefully WWE releases a better video later. We’ll pass it along if they do.

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  • TODAY Celebrates Milestone Birthdays, Anniversaries: Feb. 20, 2017

    With the help of Smucker’s, TODAY’s Al Roker sends special wishes to viewers celebrating milestone birthdays and anniversaries. (By TODAY with Smuckers)

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  • Death threats, polygamy, pills: Yordano Ventura’s final year of marriage

    The saga is sad and complex, and it offers a snapshot into the complicated life Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura lived before he tragically lost it on Jan. 22, dying in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on his way to see his estranged wife, María del Pilar Sangiovanni. She appears to be at the center of it all: The reason his mother, Marisol, said they hadn’t spoken in nearly a year, a woman he married quickly after meeting on social media, who claimed he attempted to commit suicide, and whose father sent two men to scare her husband after they had been arguing. It’s all detailed in a comprehensive piece by the Kansas City Star. Ventura and Sangiovanni wed in January 2016 — despite the

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  • Car bomb blast in Somalia marketplace (12 photos)

    A car bomb blast at a marketplace Somalia’s capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a local Somali official. The blast by a car bomb parked near a restaurant went off at a busy time when shoppers and traders were gathered inside the market, said district commissioner Ahmed Abdulle. Mohamed Haji, a butcher who suffered shrapnel wounds, pointed at a clothes shop devastated by the blast. “Someone had parked the car here and left before it was detonated,” he said. Pieces of wood and metal sheets on the ground were all that remained of the shop. Women sobbed and screamed outside the market as rescue workers were transported bloodied bodies and wounded victims into awaiting ambulance vehicles. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

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