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Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.


Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims RememberedAn 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.


Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big SurPart of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.


12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.


UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaksBy Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.


President Trump’s first trip abroadIn contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.


2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdoseWEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.


Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.


After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in ChinaWhen Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".


Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'madman with nuclear weapons' in call with Rodrigo DuterteDonald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “madman with nuclear weapons” in a phone call with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. A transcript of the controversial phone call, obtained by multiple news outlets, suggests the two leaders spoke extensively about North Korea and the possibility of a nuclear attack. “We can’t let a madman with nuclear weapons on the loose like that.


Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coastA pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.


Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide ChallengeThe girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”


Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Daughter After 'Wrestling Moves': CopsRichard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse for severely injuring the 2-year-old. She later died.


Manchester United: Royal Family, Celebrities Show Support for City After AttackISIS is taking credit for the attack, which claimed the lives of 22 people.


The Latest: Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopefulHELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):


Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damageA massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.


India fires on Pakistani military posts, army saysIndia announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.


Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknownBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said.


Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary praises lack of demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, where protests are punishable by deathUS Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, despite the country being well known for handing out brutal punishments to dissenting voices. Over a dozen prominent activists convicted on charges arising from their peaceful activities were serving long prison sentences in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Asked whether this could be because protests were stifled in the country, Mr Ross replied: “In theory, that could be true.


Charging bear attacks hunter in terrifying encounter caught on videoA Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges. Wesley attempts to make as much noise as possible, and even punches the attacking bear in the face. The camera falls and the hunter returns just a few seconds later, visibly shook by the near death experience. "I should have shot a long time ago," Wesley says into the camera just seconds after the attack.  Luckily, the hunter walked away nearly unscathed.  "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down," Wesley wrote on YouTube.  "Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome." 


Duterte Prefers Trump Over Obama, Proves Call TranscriptThe leaked transcript of the call between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes it clear that he favors the current POTUS much more than former President Barack Obama.


In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor


Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: CopsVictor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.


Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown upRemember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.


The Latest: Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't workMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution in Alabama (all times local):


Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grateBritain raced Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, as a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked material from the probe. As more children were named among the 22 victims of Monday's massacre, the suicide bomber's father and brother were arrested in Libya and British police arrested a seventh person in connection with the investigation.


Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top jobBy Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, beating Britain's David Nabarro to the job. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Negash Kebret Botora told Reuters before Tedros, as he is widely known, was to take the floor at the WHO's annual ministerial assembly.


Russia's Gigantic New Submarine Has Enormous "Wings"The submarine will be twice as long as a jumbo jet.


Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an AccompliceCops said the dog will not be facing any charges.


Donald Trump's climate change denial guru says US President faces 'impending disaster'Donald Trump’s administration is facing “impending disaster” because of its failure to ditch policies designed to reduce global warming, according to a former aide who is a leading climate science denier. Myron Ebell was in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the transition from Barack Obama’s presidency to Mr Trump’s and was important enough to be granted a visit to Downing Street after Republican billionaire took office.


Jana Duggar Gets The SpotlightJana Duggar gets praised for her child rearing skills.


Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story

Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 story. But Samsung designers aren’t the only ones that have exaggerated tales about their creations, and we’ve got one more such example for you. This time around, it comes from an Apple designer, although it doesn’t concern an Apple product.

Marc Newson created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that retails for $12,000. It’s handcrafted, and it contains noisy nanoballs instead of boring sand. No, there’s absolutely no reason to buy one, even if it’s a Newson creation.

The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. It contains 1.3 million tiny copper balls that measure just 0.6mm in diameter, and measures precisely 10 minutes.

But the way Newson and Hodinkee describe it makes it sound like something that’s actually worth buying/watching/enjoying. It’s not.

“Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either,” Hodinkee says. “Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.” Alright.

"It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality," Newson says in the promo video at the end of this post.

"On one hand, you're witnessing time. But on the other hand, it's completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense."

It doesn’t. And, look, the actual manufacturing of the hourglass is impressive itself. The glass object requires a certain precision, and it’s hand made, which is remarkable. It’s just Hodinkee and Newson’s design stories that are annoying.

“Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words,” the blog post explains. “The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the bottom chamber, the flow begin to change surface patterns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hitting the glass and one another as they settle at the bottom, is utterly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a little giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes.” Mkay.


The Latest: GOP campaign says candidate, reporter both fellHELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):


This Woman's Viral Post About Being a "Bad Mom" Is So RelatableAnd what Constance Hall learned from a therapist is something every mom should keep in mind.


S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. KoreaSouth Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said. One official told AFP it appeared to be a drone. The official gave no details, but previous drones flown across the border have been similar in size to hobby craft.


Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Attack Victims Receive Outpouring of SupportStephen Jones, 35, and Chris Parker, 33, rushed to help after the devastating blast was detonated near one of the Manchester Arena's exits.


35 Easy, Not-Sad Desk Lunches


Tangerine hair is a great way to prove you're ready for summerIs this hair orange? Yes. Is it orange hair? No. It's tangerine hair, and it's a nice new color trend popping up on Instagram. The pastel-y, citrus-y shades will probably cost you a while in the stylist's chair — per Glamour, about four hours — but if you love Creamsicles and are sick of rose gold, they're a delightful option for summertime. SEE ALSO: Hidden rainbow hair makes a bold trend safe for any office Bonus: You get to look like Leeloo from The Fifth Element, but without the damaging Born Sexy Yesterday trope! Imagine the 'grams you could 'gram, y'all. Check out a few tangerine-haired trendsetters below. A post shared by Formerly @ColorByKristin (@hairbykristingrip) on Apr 19, 2017 at 9:23pm PDT A post shared by Seattle, WA Stylist / Keri S. (@hairlizard) on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:32am PDT A post shared by Chrome Salon & Blowout Bar (@chromesalonsf) on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:44pm PDT A post shared by Formerly @ColorByKristin (@hairbykristingrip) on May 22, 2017 at 4:38pm PDT A post shared by Annie Bone (@mostlyjustannie) on May 23, 2017 at 11:32am PDT WATCH: Forget pottery class, 3D printing glass is so much cooler


U.S. warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reefA U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing under U.S. President Donald Trump. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey was traveling close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. The so-called "freedom of navigation operation" comes at a time when Trump is seeking China's cooperation to rein in ally North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.


India Could Dominate The World Of BlockchainCould the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?


What happened at the meeting between Trump and the pope?President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. The pope spoke with Trump about peace, the environment and immigrants. The meeting comes a year after the two clashed on Trump’s immigration policy. The two met privately and exchanged gifts, and Francis lightened the mood by jokingly asking Melania Trump a specific question about Trump.


Explosions strike Syria's  Damascus and Homs, 4 killedBEIRUT (AP) — An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.


The most important Nintendo Switch accessory you can buy is still only $9 on Amazon

If you own a Nintendo Switch then you know exactly how difficult it is to find — well, unless you just head over to Amazon and pay a premium to have one shipped out right away. Stores continue to get limited supplies of Switch consoles in stock, and they’re sold out just as quickly as they arrive. So if you have a Switch, the last thing you want to do is damage it while you’re playing Zelda or Mario Kart. Do yourself a favor and pick up an amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2-pack on Amazon, and you’ll keep your Switch’s screen in perfect condition.

Here are a few key details from the product page:

  • Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch
  • Ultra-clear High Definition with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience
  • Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resilient, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity
  • Highly durable, and scratch resistant - surface hardness 9H and topped with oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints.
  • Includes: 2x GLASS Screen Protector, Wet/Dry Wipes, Squeeze Card, Easy Installation Use Guide, Dust Removal Stickers


Qatar probes 'shameful' hacking as Gulf split exposedQatar launched an investigation and went into damage control mode on Wednesday after accusing hackers of putting what it called false remarks by the emir on state media. The four-hour cyber attack, which hit the Qatar News Agency's website and Twitter account, caused ripples in the Gulf state and across the Middle East because of the content of the stories. There were also remarks about alleged "tensions" between Qatar and the administration of US President Donald Trump.


Real Police Officer Drops By Girl's Cop-Themed Birthday Party: 'Evie's Face Lit Right Up'Little Evie Flanagan even offered Officer Chase a doughnut.


The Latest Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Is The Prettiest Of Them AllYou *have* to try it.


Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her KidsCheck out her new ink.


Donald Trump accused of writing 'outrageous' Holocaust memorial notePresident Donald Trump has left a guest book entry at the Israeli memorial for the Holocaust that some have observed looks a lot like what you might expect a teenager to write in a yearbook at the end of a school year. In typical Trump fashion, the message he left at Yad Vashem was full of enthusiastic adjectives, and was, at least compared to his predecessor’s message, pretty short. It clocked in at less than 140 characters — so it could have easily been written on a Twitter app at 3 a.m. It also did not mention the Holocaust.


Surface Pro 5 Revealed With Kaby Lake, Huge Battery BoostSurface Pro 5 has been revealed, although it technically doesn’t have that name. The new Microsoft Surface Pro features Kaby Lake specs and a meaningful 13.5 hours of battery life.


Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all dayImagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world.  SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a "crazy cat person" who "loves cats". Among other requirements includes "cattitude" — whatever that means. The ideal candidate will have a track record of feeding stray cats in your locality and they'll feel "warm and fuzzy" when they pet cats.  Image: justcats.ieThat's not all you'll need, though... You'll also need to have "gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time". *Better crack out that hand lotion now, eh?!* You'll also need to be "softly spoke" and "capable of cat whispering" to calm the nerves of more nervous cats.  It doesn't end there, though..... You'll also need to possess the rare skill of understanding different types of purring.  And, on top of all that? You'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland. Wannabe cat cuddlers can apply by sending CVs and cover letters to miaow@justcats.ie Good luck. WATCH: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time


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