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Family freed from terrorist captivity begins journey of recovery

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Freed Taliban hostage says his captors raped his wife

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Trump says Iran violating nuclear agreement

[ad_1] "As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into," Trump said in a major speech at the White House.In effect, Trump put the agreement in limbo without killing it off entirely as some backers had feared. But his strategy risks setting off a chain of unpredictable consequences that could end up derailing the deal anyway and eventually raise the risk of war between the US and Iran.Trump accused Iran of committing "multiple violations of the agreement," despite the fact that the International Atomic...

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3 Things We Need To Know About Trump Attempt To Gut Obamacare

[ad_1] In his unending effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act—President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation—Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that effectively begins the long process of repealing and replacing the hard-won measure. Here are three things to know: 1.The Affordable Care Act is still the law The executive order, not buttressed by law, stops about $7 billion in subsidies or scheduled payments to insurance companies that help lower deductibles for low-income customers, according to The New York Times. Source: David Hume Kennerly / Getty 2. People Of Color will be most impacted by the order While it’s unclear how the measure will shake...

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Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington Join Twitter Boycott

[ad_1] Twitter’s temporary suspension of Rose McGowan’s account amid her emotional reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault claims has sparked a movement. Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington are just some of the celebs supporting today’s day-long #WomenBoycottTwitter protest in support of women whose voices have been silenced. “Starts now,” Scandal‘s Kerry Washington tweeted before going off the Twitter grid on Friday morning. Elizabeth Banks, too, noted she’s “taking a mental health break from Twitter,” while Gabrielle Union declared, “Let’s go.” Others urged fans to follow them on Instagram in lieu of Twitter. “I stand with my sisters,” Gina Rodriguez wrote. “I won’t be...

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What Trump’s move on Iran means for the US and the world

[ad_1] But when he declares that it has not been in US interests, he will consign the proudest legacy achievement of President Barack Obama's second term to a deeply uncertain future -- and could even set off a train of consequences that could eventually lead to its collapse.Should that be the case, Trump, or one of his successors in the Oval Office, may one day face the fateful choice that the deal was supposed to circumvent -- whether to use military force to stop the Islamic Republic racing toward the bomb.The President has fumed against what he has called a...

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North Korea: Trump has ‘lit the wick’ of war

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Common Says Jerry Jones Has A ‘Slave Owner Mentality’

[ad_1] In rapper Common’s eyes, Jerry Jones is showing a “slave owner mentality” by stating he’ll bench any player that doesn’t stand during the National Anthem. TMZ caught up with Glory rapper as he was entering his car. Common points out the people should pay close attention to the lyrics that Francis Scott Key wrote in the National Anthem. Specifically calling attention to the parts that talk about slavery. “My thing is the principles of the country that you’re standing up for you really are opposing that saying this is what you need to do…It’s an owner mentality, like a slave owner mentality, to...

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Catalans on edge as Puigdemont prepares to address parliament

[ad_1] Story highlightsCatalan president expected to address parliament TuesdaySupporters want him to declare independence but unclear if he willCarles Puigdemont, the President of Catalonia, was due to address a specially convened session of the region's parliament. But the session, due to begin at 12 p.m. ET (6p.m. local time) was delayed amid reports of international mediation to end the crisis.Puigdemont requested the delay "given the contacts for an international mediation," his spokesman Joan Maria Pique told CNN. He did not immediately provide additional details on the mediation.The anti-independence Ciutadans party and the Catalan branch of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's...

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Spanish leader Rajoy mulls suspending Catalonia autonomy

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