• Suicide Car Bomb Blast Kills Dozens In Afghan Capital
  • Jared Kushner To Testify Behind Closed Doors About Russia Contacts
  • Obama Shuts Down Scaramucci In The Most Presidential Way Possible
  • ‘Dunkirk’ And ‘Girls Trip’ Enjoyed Quite A Ride At The Box Office This Weekend
  • Mike Pence Cements His Trump Bromance With Gushing Love Letter

Suicide Car Bomb Blast Kills Dozens In Afghan Capital

Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a part of the city where many of the mainly Shiite Hazara community live. Afghan investigators work at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Monday. I was in my shop when suddenly I heard a terrible sound and as a result all of my shop windows shattered, said Ali…

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Jared Kushner To Testify Behind Closed Doors About Russia Contacts

Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is expected to face questions about his contacts with Russian citizens and officials when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Moscow has denied any interference, and Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russia. Members of both committees say they are eager to hear about the June 2016 meeting involving Russian…

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Obama Shuts Down Scaramucci In The Most Presidential Way Possible

I represent the Wall Street community, we have felt like a piata, Scaramucci said during the 2010 Q&A session, adding that investors felt like theyd been whacked with a stick. The audience cheered. Scaramucci tried to interject, but Obama held him off. Check it out in the clips above. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1-Click Video Developers 5 Clients License VideoBuilder App2 Niche Reaper v3 OTO (lifetime) Automate…

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‘Dunkirk’ And ‘Girls Trip’ Enjoyed Quite A Ride At The Box Office This Weekend

Dunkirk handily won the No. 1 spot.Christopher Nolans stunning World War II survival drama outpaced studio expectations, earning $50.5 million in North America and$55.4 million overseas. Further confirming that Nolan is one of the few directors who can attract audiences on name alone, those are especially strong numbers for a film with an unknown lead star (newcomer Fionn Whitehead) thats not based on an existing property. Dunkirk has been deemed…

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Mike Pence Cements His Trump Bromance With Gushing Love Letter

In a piece published on Fox News website, Pence showered Trump with praise about his successful six months in office. Pence then listed a number of promises the Trump administration had yet to deliver on,namely tax cuts. Pences sentiments echoed comments made at a June cabinet meeting in which Trump appointees took turns praising the president. Pence spoke first and said, This is the greatest privilege of my life to…

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George R.R. Martin Says To Expect A New Book (Or Two) In 2018

In a post on his LiveJournal, where all the best ideas are publicized, Martin said to expect the Song of Ice and Fire series next written installment in 2018. Regarding the forthcoming book, The Winds of Winter, Martin had this to say: Initially meant for publication after the Song of Ice and Fire series was done, Fire and Blood is Martins history of House Targaryen, a bloodline that is supposed…

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‘Easier to move a mountain’: China vows new military drills amid India spat

(CNN)China has promised to carry out more military drills near a disputed border region amid an escalating war of words with India. India and China have been in a weeks-long standoff over a thin strip of land bordering both countries and Bhutan, in the Himalayas. Though not a part of Indian territory, the area is close to the “chicken’s neck,” a strategic corridor that serves as a vital artery between…

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Expect a ton of DC Comics characters to pop up in ‘Krypton’

The most famous house sigil in history.Image: DC/Syfy SAN DIEGO If you thought Krypton was just going to be a poor man’s Gotham, think again. The Syfy show, slated for 2018, has thus far been pitched as a prequel set on Superman’s homeworld following the Man of Steel’s grandfather, Seg-El, played by British newcomer Cameron Coffe, as a young man. But as DC Comics president Geoff Johns revealed at Comic-Con…

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A thesaurus of vaguely critical words Republicans use to chideTrump instead of taking action

Image: mark wilson/Getty Images Over the past few months, Republicans in Congress have bravely taken on President Trump by using some of the toughest adjectives they remember from their SAT workbook. Sure, they could theoretically take “real” action by demanding his tax returns, challenging him on his non-divestment from his businesses, or not voting for his dangerously under-qualified appointees. But why act, when you can instead vote for his entire…

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Jimmy Kimmel tweets a sweet update on 3-month-old son

Image: YOUTUBE/JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Months after revealing his newborn son’s diagnosis with a serious heart condition, Jimmy Kimmel says that little Billy is “doing great.” The Jimmy Kimmel Live host shared an extremely cute photo (that smile!) of the 3-month-old baby on Friday. He also encouraged fans to call their representatives and senators a particularly urgent request as Republicans continue to blather on about repealing the Affordable Care Act. SEE…

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Enter to win a OnePlus 5 for free

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If we learned anything from 2016, its that two-party systems sometimes end in chaos. The same principle applies to smartphone shopping. Why must we choose between Apple and Samsung as our predominant options, when both have their shortcomings and, for some, deal-breakers? SEE ALSO: Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest)…

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London Officers Make Girl Cry After Fining Her For Lemonade Stand

The girl was the daughter of Andr Spicer, a professor at the City University Londons business school. In an essay for The Telegraphpublished Thursday, Spicer detailed the moment four council enforcement officers stormed up to her little table. An officer read a lengthy legal statement the gist of which was that because my daughter didnt have a trading permit, she would be fined [150 pounds], Spicer wrote. In the U.S….

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Pence calls on GOP to ‘step up to the plate’ on health care bill

(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence is increasing the pressure for Republicans to pass health care legislation, calling on senators to “step up to the plate” and keep their seven-year promise. As of now, there’s no indication the votes are there. “We’re going to vote on whether to proceed to a bill,” Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said Thursday. “And I know people are fixated on what bill are we going…

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I read about Bannon and Clinton so you don’t have to

(CNN)“Devil’s Bargain” — Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green’s in-depth exploration of the mind and machinations of former Breitbart News boss and Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon — and “Shattered” — a painstaking account of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful campaign by Jonathan Allen, also of Bloomberg, and Amie Parnes of The Hill — have both climbed the bestseller lists and monopolized the attention of the chattering classes since their releases. (“Shattered” was…

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Trump ‘Loved’ His New Communications Director’s Feud With CNN

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, recalled his own personal incident with CNN on Friday when the networks White House correspondent asked about the relationship he wants with the media. I thought I handled it well, he said of a now-retracted CNN story about him. You guys said something about me that was totally unfair and untrue. You retracted it and issued me an apology. And I accepted…

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White House demands release of US prisoners in Iran or face ‘serious consequences’

Washington (CNN)The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is “prepared to impose new and serious” consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. The statement mentioned three Americans specifically by name: Robert Levinson and Siamak and Baquer Namazi. Levinson has been held captive in Iran for over 10 years and The Namazis were taken…

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Restoring US Forests Can Help Solve Our Water Infrastructure Crisis

U.S. water infrastructure got a D Grade from American Society of Civil Engineers, and it could cost more than $1 trillion over the next 25 years to maintain, repair, and expand the systems we need for safe drinking water. But these forests are at increasing risk of catastrophic fires, which over the past decade have burned an area larger than North Dakota. Wildfires can flood drinking water systems with hazardous…

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Family Releases Graphic Photos Of An Illinois Inmate’s Body In A Plea For Answers

The extremely graphic photos, which appear on the familys GoFundMe page and a family friends viral social media post, show the swollen face and body of Chicago resident Michael Jefferson, who was being held at the Menard Correctional Centeron a parole violation, according to NBC Chicago. Whatever went on in there, he did not deserve to die that way. He was a human being, Charles told the news station. He…

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WaPo & NYT: Trump legal team trying to undercut Mueller

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s legal team is looking at ways to push back against the special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Thursday evening. No president has ever used his pardon power on himself, so the legal questions around that appear entirely unsettled. According to the Times, Trump’s team of lawyers and aides are undertaking a wide-ranging search…

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Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions. So why are adoptions of Russian children by US parents, which are currently banned, such a hot topic of conversation for Russian officials and representatives?

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