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This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 10:36am

Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 10:25am

The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack. Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in a rampage in Westminster on Wednesday before being shot dead, reportedly used the Facebook-owned service moments before the assault. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told Sky News it was "completely unacceptable" that police and security services had not been able to crack the heavily encrypted service.

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 10:19am

By Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Shurmina MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) - Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election which Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term. Opinion polls suggest the liberal opposition, which Navalny represents, have little chance of fielding a candidate capable of unseating Putin, who enjoys high ratings.

Close race in Bulgaria vote

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 9:58am

Bulgarian voters went to the polls Sunday in a tightly fought election pitting Socialists seen as closer to Russia against two-time centre-right premier Boyko Borisov, who is seeking another comeback. Opinion polls ahead of the vote in the European Union's poorest country, where the average monthly salary is just 500 euros ($540) and corruption is rife, also indicated a strong showing by nationalists. A close result is expected between the karate-kicking Borisov's enthusiastically pro-European Union GERB party and the Socialist Party (BSP), newly led by the energetic Kornelia Ninova.

Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 9:39am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts.

North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test?

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 5:08am

Satellite images of North Korea's nuclear test site showed significant changes, according to a report that cited U.S. officials.

April The Giraffe Defying The Odds

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 26, 2017 - 12:12am

The pregnant was expected to go into labor weeks ago, but is yet to show signs of active labor.

Vegas Strip shooting

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 25, 2017 - 4:06pm

Las Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours.

Malaysia Could Soon Analyze Its Own Black Boxes

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 25, 2017 - 10:40am

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi announced Thursday that Malaysia intended to create a laboratory with the capability to analyze flight recorders.

Gunman Wearing a Pig Mask Robs Jewelry Store in Las Vegas' Iconic Bellagio Casino: Reports

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 25, 2017 - 8:47am

Multiple suspects were involved in the robbery, police said.

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 25, 2017 - 5:18am

A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected. At Dubai International, one of the world's busiest hubs, flag carrier Emirates dispatched staff to guide passengers through one of the most intense travel weekends of the year.

Lebanon university settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 25, 2017 - 2:45am

A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit, which charged it had violated the terms of grants it received from US Agency for International Development (USAID). The US Attorney's Office in Manhattan announced the deal on Thursday, saying AUB would be required to pay the US government $700,000 (650,000 euros) and revise its internal policies to ensure future compliance with US law.

Dialysis supplies dwindle for besieged Syrians

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 25, 2017 - 2:28am

Dania, 14, was writhing in pain ahead of her first ever dialysis session. Renal insufficiency limits the kidney's ability to filter waste out of the bloodstream or regulate hormones, and is typically treated with several dialysis sessions per week.

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 9:28pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a 56-year-old man who works for the state Friday on suspicion that he killed two adults and two children in a quiet Northern California neighborhood.

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 8:58pm

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer's body camera.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 8:10pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.

Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 6:57pm

Noura Jackson earned her GED while incarcerated and is now applying to colleges.

Defense argues no forensic evidence ties woman to mom's murder: Part 4

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 6:55pm

"Noura's blood was not at the crime scene. And Jennifer's blood was not on Noura," says defense attorney Valerie Corder.

Nearly half of Americans say Republican healthcare reform 'not an improvement': Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 6:47pm

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of American adults said the Republican healthcare reform measure is "not an improvement" over Obamacare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The Republican bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is up for a vote in the House of Representatives later on Friday, is expected to cut the federal deficit while greatly increasing the number of Americans without health insurance. Democratic leaders are unified against the bill while some conservative Republicans have criticized it for not doing enough to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the measure familiarly known as Obamacare which was passed in 2010 and was the signature domestic achievement of former President Barack Obama.

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 24, 2017 - 6:46pm

Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks.

Drop one of these sticks down your drain to take care of average clogs and embarrassing odors in a matter of hours. Then, drop a new stick down each drain once every month to prevent clogs and odors in the future. Each stick includes enzymes and other ingredients found in a septic tank to break down waste and keep things clear. $17 gets you a pack of 48 Sani Sticks, and it'll be the best $17 you've ever spent.

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