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Man apologizes to ‘racist’ woman who shamed him in airport

Evidently, the encounter had been weighing on his conscience.  (iStock) No one appreciates drama at the airport, especially on their birthday. On Dec. 5, music executive Emmit Walker shared on Facebook his encounter with a “racist” woman who tried to cut him in the priority boarding line at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia. After his post went viral, Walker took to social media the very next day to apologize for calling the unidentified woman out so publically. According to the Daily Mail, Walker was traveling to the Dominican Republic to celebrate his 37th birthday. Standing in the priority boarding queue, a woman behind him said “Excuse me I believe you may be in the wrong place,” to which Walker responded that he was boarding first class, and had right to be there. ...

‘Morning Joe’ host Mika Brzezinski victim shames Al Franken’s accuser for supporting Trump

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski shamed a victim of sexual harassment for being a Trump supporter.  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski went on a bizarre rant Friday in which she tried to discredit one of the women who was groped by Sen. Al Franken by noting she is a Trump supporter who has appeared on “Hannity.” Leeann Tweeden, the radio host who claims Franken forcibly kissed her and who was groped in her sleep by the Minnesota Democrat, is a Republican who has posed in Playboy. While she isn’t Franken’s only accuser, Brzezinski strangely decided to shame her in an attempt to discredit her side of the story. “I just have an incredibly uneasy feeling about this entire story,” Brzezinski said. “We’ve never r...

Great white sharks face off against orcas in ocean battleground

Off the coast of South Africa, just below the ocean’s surface, an epic battle is underway as killer whales hunt and kill the world’s most iconic predator, the great white shark. The phenomenon began in early May, when scientists at the shark cage diving company Marine Dynamics spotted a pair of killer whales cruising along the southwestern coast of South Africa. Days later, great white shark carcasses began washing up in their wake. “From a scientific perspective in South Africa, it’s absolutely unprecedented,” said Alison Towner, white shark biologist at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in Gansbaai, South Africa.  ‘DEMON’ SHARK WITH SNAKE’S HEAD CAUGHT The five great white sharks that washed up on the beach ranged from 9 to 16 feet and all had a large tear below one of...

Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters

BAGHDAD –  Hundreds of ISIS fighters had just been chased out of a northern Syrian city and were fleeing through the desert in long convoys, presenting an easy target to U.S. A-10 “warthogs.” But the orders to bomb the black-clad jihadists never came, and the terrorists melted into their caliphate — living to fight another day. The events came in August 2016, even as then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was vowing on the campaign trail to let generals in his administration crush the organization that, under President Obama, had grown from the “jayvee team” to the world’s most feared terrorist organization. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Croft said the Trump administration has put a strong leadership team in place  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tracy McKithern) “...

By the numbers: Southern California wildfires

Six major wildfires have scorched over 141,000 acres across Southern California this week, forcing more than 212,000 residents from their homes. Nearly 8,700 firefighters on Friday were still battling the blazes fanned by fierce Santa Ana winds, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Here’s a breakdown of the major wildfires still raging in the region as of Friday morning:

Dina Powell to Leave White House National Security Post

Dina Powell plans to leave her White House job as deputy national security adviser, though she would continue to advise President Donald Trump on Middle East policy. “Dina Powell has been a key, trusted advisor in this administration,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “She has always planned to serve one year before returning home to New York, where she will continue to support the President’s agenda and work on Middle East policy. She will serve in the administration until early next year.”

Trump’s ‘Pig’s Blood’ Allusion Resurfaces at Travel-Ban Hearing

Donald Trump’s fondness for a story about Muslims being executed in the Philippines with bullets dipped in pig’s blood showed up again in court as opponents try to overturn his travel ban. The president alluded to the apocryphal tale in an August tweet after a terrorist attack in Barcelona. A month later, he issued a presidential proclamation curbing travel to the U.S. from six majority Muslim nations — Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — as well as Venezuela and North Korea. It came up Friday as Justice Department lawyer Hashim Mooppan said Trump’s various comments about Muslims were “not about the proclamation at all” and aren’t “legally relevant.” U.S. Appeals Court Judge Stephanie Thacker pointed out that the August tweet came long after ea...

Sen. Collins Holds All the Cards on Tax Reform

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Greg Norman is pumping brakes on Tiger comeback hype

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO UP NEXT The Tiger Woods expectations are higher than ever following his T-9 finish last week at the Hero World Challenge, during which he showed plenty of distance and looked more like vintage Tiger than he has in years. Two-time British Open winner Greg Norman did his best to temper those expectations during a press conference in Naples, Fla. at the QBE Shootout tournament, which he founded in 1989. “You just hope it continues on for him, because a lot of the stuff he’s done has been self inflicted,” Norman said. “A lot of the stuff that he’s going through now is more, you know, the wear and tear of the body hitting a lot of golf balls. Being a power player, your body breaks down and that’s going to ...

Report: Stanton hasn’t ruled out trade to Giants, Cardinals

Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Hold the phone. Contrary to earlier reports that Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton wouldn’t accept a trade to the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants, the reigning National League MVP hasn’t permanently ruled out either of those clubs – or any others, for that matter – a major-league source told Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Friday. Earlier this week, the Marlins agreed to the general framework for a Stanton trade with both those teams, and Stanton himself has met with representatives from both, as well. (Hunter Pence, the Giants’ longtime right fielder, actually lobbied Stanton on Tuesday to come to San Francisco, and Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong did the same for St. Louis shortly thereafter.) On Thursday, howev...