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  • Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'? news

    President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:15:57 -0400
  • Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions news

    A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:01 -0400
  • Pilots Perform Risky Honor Lap Stunt, Alarming Travelers in Terminal news

    In a farewell stunt, pilots of an Air Berlin passenger jet taking off from Miami buzzed the tower, in a move seen in the movie "Top Gun."

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400
  • Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires news

    As firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:31:32 -0400
  • A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded news

    Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400
  • Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop news

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:34 -0400
  • Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it news

    In several days, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:58 -0400
  • Sadness down under as final Holden marks end of Australian car industry news

    Shortly after midday today, a red Commodore marked the end of 69 years of Holden manufacture in Australia – and to countless enthusiasts, it was an occasion as sad as it was once virtually unthinkable. There is a select group of cars that transformed their respective nations' concept of mass motoring and the original 48-215 ‘FX’ certainly ranks alongside the Mini, 2CV or Fiat 600 in this regard. This was mass-market transport made in Australia, for Australia. Holden’s first involvement with the motor industry was as a coachbuilder and in 1924, it became the exclusive supplier of car bodies to General Motors. Seven years later it became a part of the GM empire and as early as 1936 the division’s MD Laurence Hartnett was planning a ‘wholly Australian car’ in place of the locally-built Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Vauxhalls. Towards the end of the Second World War, the government was keen to promote a locally-designed car and General Motors already had the basis of a suitable model in the form of a Chevrolet project that had been rejected as too compact for US motorists. A small group of prototypes were extensively tested and on the 29th November 1948 Ben Chifley, the then Prime Minister, unveiled the new 48-215.  It was not a vehicle that represented a major technological advance and its list of standard fittings was low even by the standards of the day; no sidelights, carpet, door armrest, heater or even direction indicators of any form, one sun visor and a solitary tail lamp. Nor was the new Holden especially cheap as a price of £A675 represented nearly two years wages for the average worker but this did not deter 18,000 people from paying a deposit without having seen a 48-215 in the metal. Such was the demand that the company was soon obliged to issue a booklet entitled Holden Owners Give Reasons Why Holden is Worth Waiting For. Motoring picture of the day And perhaps the major reason for the impact of the FX on the post-war motorist was that it offered the ideal combination of advantages in a car that was launched at precisely the right moment. The brochures promised an engine designed for local conditions the 2.1-litre six-cylinder unit was capable of "80 miles per hour and 30 miles per gallon" with a smoothness not found in such rivals as the four-cylinder Austin A70 Hampshire. It was also flexible enough to propel the Holden from a crawl to cruising speed with the steering column-mounted lever in third gear. Holden intended that the FX would appeal to rural motorists and urban drivers alike, with suspension that could cope with the country’s many unsurfaced roads, and for the Sydney or Melbourne suburbanite, the ‘Aerobilt’ body was smart and offered room for a quintet of adult passengers: ‘you don’t climb in or scrabble out – you step in with ease and dignity. A great boon for elderly people and women."  There was also a sense of robustness that was lacking in some of its competitors. Clive James once observed of the Standard Vanguard that it was a toss-up whether the ‘chromium trim would rust through before the exhaust pipe fell onto the road’.  Above all, this was ‘Australia’s Own Car’, which automatically set it apart from any other car that bore an American or British marque and ten years later, the Lion and Stone badge adorned 40 percent of new models. The name of Holden had now entered the lexicon of a nation’s popular culture and the idea that in 2013 the company’s chief would state that ‘building cars in this country is just not sustainable’ would have been inconceivable. The moment when that last Commodore leaves the production line is not only the closing of a chapter in GM’s history – in many respects it is the end of a country’s automotive dream, one that began nearly 70 years ago.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:19:39 -0400
  • Bernie Sanders Cancels Appearance At Women's Convention To Go To Puerto Rico news

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced on Thursday afternoon he will not be attending and speaking at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, Mich.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:41:44 -0400
  • In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter' news

    The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:14:05 -0400
  • At Least 60 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in Afghanistan news

    Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:10:18 -0400
  • Amazing photographs of rare white animals 

    This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:14:33 -0400
  • Betty Price Wonders If People With HIV Should Be Quarantined news

    WASHINGTON — Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R) — the wife of Tom Price, who resigned last month as President Donald Trump’s health secretary amid investigations into his frequent use of private planes — wonders if isolating people with HIV would help stop the disease’s spread.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:04:42 -0400
  • Read Barack Obama's Dramatic Breakup Letters news

    His messages to Alexandra McNear are high-brow and also a little much.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:42:23 -0400
  • Man Admits to Drowning 6-Year-Old Nephew Who Had Autism: Police news

    Little Dayvid Pakko was drowned in a bathtub, then hidden in a dumpster, police said.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:09:00 -0400
  • Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it news

    Grab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:12:00 -0400
  • Man's fingertip torn off as wild boar rampage puts German town under siege news

    Two aggressive wild boars attacked and injured several people in the small German town of Heide on Friday morning, tearing through the town centre in a rampage which lasted for hours. Four people were injured, and one man’s fingertip was torn off, according to police reports. Others suffered leg injuries, as they were hit by the fully-grown animals in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.  The boars tore through the streets and ran through the market square, before making their way into a local bank branch, according to police, who issued a warning at around 9am urging people to avoid the town centre and to stay in their houses or in shops. One eyewitness saw a woman lying on the ground, screaming, after her trousers had been torn, according to German radio station NDR 1 Welle Nord. Another said they were "completely bewildered" and that the boars had come "out of nowhere".  After a large-scale operation, during which police and hunters chased the boar with stun rifles, one was killed by huntsman Uwe Ingwersen at 11am - two hours after the animals were first spotted - with a targeted head shot. The second ran away from the centre and police say it is now outside the city area.  Terror in Ditmarschen����— Daggi (@danishkeks) October 20, 2017 Customers in the bank, which was invaded by the boars, were evacuated through open windows using ladders, according to police reports. Several cars were also damaged. Wild boar still roam the forests of Germany and are seen as a menace by much of German society. Marcus Börner, press officer at the Country Hunting Association, told the Schleswig-Holstein newspaper that it is highly stressful for boars, which have spread extensively in the state in recent decades, to be caught between walls and among so many people, causing them to become aggressive.  Earlier this year, a herd of wild boars attacked several people, injuring three, near Berlin's Tegel airport. Local media reported that it took authorities 18 shots to down one 200-kilogram boar, while the rest of the herd escaped.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:52:46 -0400
  • Thousands Of Protestors Show Up In Florida To Drown Out Richard Spencer's Hate news

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of people turned up Thursday at the University of Florida to protest an afternoon speech by a prominent white supremacist, making their message clear: Richard Spencer, and those like him, are not welcome.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:39:00 -0400
  • Public Enemy's Chuck D: Donald Trump Is 'The Epitome Of A White Supremacist' news

    Chuck D did not hold back with his latest criticism of Donald Trump, calling the president “the epitome of a white supremacist.”

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:27:30 -0400
  • 22 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean

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    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:56:07 -0400
  • SitRep: U.S. Warships on Alert; Taliban Rip Through Afghan Forces news

    SitRep: U.S. warships ready near Korea; Deadly new Taliban offensive

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0400
  • Gold Star Father Khizr Khan On Trump: 'He Has Embarrassed The Nation' news

    A Gold Star father whose son died while serving in Iraq and who became part of the contentious 2016 presidential campaign said President Donald Trump simply can’t comprehend what it means to make the “ultimate sacrifice” for his country.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:47:00 -0400
  • Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one news

    One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters. An unidentified body was found in a guest room and two people were injured, said Htay Lwin, a spokesman of hotel owner Htoo Group.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:10:26 -0400
  • Woman Says 'American Horror Story' Motivated Her to Murder 81-Year-Old Grandfather news

    Brittney Jade Dwyer, 20, allegedly stabbed her grandfather after he showed her family photos.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:49:04 -0400
  • Harvey Weinstein being investigated by LAPD for alleged rape in 2013 news

    Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for an alleged rape that occurred in 2013, police Captain Billy Hayes confirmed on Thursday.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:40:55 -0400
  • Mars Has a Mysterious "Tail," According to New Find From NASA Spacecraft news

    So wonderfully weird.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:53:00 -0400
  • A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its Dishes news

    One trendy restaurant is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “sourced locally.”

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:38:47 -0400
  • Gold Star Dad Wants To Learn How To Use Twitter Just To Call Donald Trump A 'Damn Liar' news

    The father of a fallen U.S. serviceman said he wants to learn how to use Twitter just so he can call out President Donald Trump.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:03:08 -0400
  • 8-Year-Old’s Big Brother Details the Horrific Abuse He Suffered from Mom’s Boyfriend Before His Death news

    In court on Wednesday, a California teen described the relentless assaults inflicted on his 8-year-old brother for months until, at last, the little boy was dead

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:25:35 -0400
  • Xi Jinping Has Quietly Chosen His Own Successor news

    Meet Chen Miner, the man who has been getting groomed to run China — without anyone in the West seeming to notice.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:34:23 -0400
  • FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting news

    The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:05:02 -0400
  • Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds news

    By Maher Chmaytelli and Raya Jalabi BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said. The district of Altun Kupri, or Perde in Kurdish, lies on the road between the city of Kirkuk - which fell to Iraqi forces on Monday - and Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq that voted in a referendum last month to secede from Iraq against Baghdad's wishes.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:21:21 -0400
  • Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple news

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a murder-suicide, Southern California authorities said Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:17:36 -0400
  • What 'Me Too' Can Teach Men Who Are Willing to Listen news

    Harvard University social scientist Mario L. Small on what men can learn from the 'Me too' phenomenon

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:46:24 -0400
  • Electric autos get high marks for dependability: Consumer Reports news

    Testing and consumer surveys show electric vehicles are more reliable than internal combustion automobiles, the head of automotive testing for Consumer Reports said Thursday. "Electric cars are very reliable," Jake Fisher said, revealing the latest findings from the magazine's influential auto tests. "Electric vehicles are inherently less complicated than gasoline or hybrid alternatives," he added.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:06:19 -0400
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week news

    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:52:18 -0400
  • New U.S. Budget is a "Hoax" Says GOP's Bob Corker news

    Tennessee Republican says the 2018 budget is really about pushing through tax reform.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:19:11 -0400
  • Bride Plans First Look Photo Shoot After Grandma's Cancer Diagnosis news

    Bride-to-be Brittany Marr received some devastating news last December: her grandma Ellen Haynes had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her bones.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:04:04 -0400
  • How China Could Crush the U.S. Air Force in a Dog Fight news

    The new Chinese munition closely matches the dimensions of Russia’s K-100 air-to-air missile, which has been in halting development for 25 years now but could, in theory, hit targets as far as 200 miles from the launching plane. The Chinese military has apparently test-fired a new — and potentially powerful — very-long-range air-to-air missile. China has developed air-to-air missiles at a pace at least as rapid as its development of fighter aircraft.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:34:00 -0400
  • Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims news

    Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:40:06 -0400
  • Teenager stabs younger siblings to death 'so he could be alone in the house', say police news

    A teenager accused of stabbing his two younger siblings to death, told investigators he did it so he could be alone in the house, police said. Officers found the five-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy bleeding from their wounds at Malik Vincent Murphy's family home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 19-year-old had also turned the knife on his father Jefferson Murphy.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:52:02 -0400
  • A few militants fight on in Philippine city ripped to shreds news

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a final stand by the last dozens of pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:12:41 -0400
  • Quentin Tarantino reveals he knew about Harvey Weinstein's behaviour decades ago and is ashamed he kept quiet news

    Quentin Tarantino has said he knew about Harvey Weinstein's behaviour towards women for decades and feels ashamed that he did not do more to stop it. The director, who has worked with Weinstein on all of his films, said he wished he had "taken responsibility" after hearing several credible stories from prominent actresses about Weinstein's misconduct. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” he told the New York Times. “There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.” “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard,” he added. “If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.” Tarantino, the director of acclaimed films such as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, said his former girlfriend, Mira Sorvino, had told him that Weinstein had harassed her and touched her inappropriately. Quentin Tarantino arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hateful Eight" at the Cinerama Dome on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 Credit: AP “What I did was marginalise the incidents,” he said. “Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse.” He said that Weinstein had "horribly crossed the line" with Sorvino and that he was "shocked and appalled" by his behaviour. He then heard several other accounts of harassment and assault from other actresses.  Tarantino said that Hollywood needed to take the situation more seriously because the industry had been “operating under an almost Jim Crow-like system that us males have almost tolerated. We allowed it to exist because that’s the way it was.”  Mira Sorvino Credit: Getty Tarantino broke his silence on the Weinstein scandal last week, saying in a statement that he was “stunned and heartbroken”. Members of staff at The Weinstein Company have reportedly branded the disgraced movie mogul a "monster" in a scathing letter about their former boss. Oscars Academy expels Harvey Weinstein 01:21 The statement, published by The New Yorker and signed by "Select Members of The Weinstein Company Staff", said that the group did not know they were "working for a serial sexual predator". Los Angeles police on Thursday evening said they were investigating a possible sexual assault case against  Weinstein - the first involving the producer in the city. Police in New York and London are also investigating complaints against him. Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than three dozen women. He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.​ Weinstein Sex scandal  

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:05:32 -0400
  • 2019 Audi A7: Similarly Slinky Looks, Lots of New Technology news

    Style meets practicality. Again.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -0400
  • KFC Is Only Following 11 People On Twitter For A Totally Genius Reason news

    In a marketing move that Colonel Sanders himself would have been proud of, someone on Twitter noticed the fast-food chain is highly selective about who it follows on the micro-blogging service.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:57:05 -0400
  • The White House Keeps Attacking Congresswoman Who Has Been Right All Along news

    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) took a victory lap in her feud with President Donald Trump after the White House was caught falsely maligning her for the second time this week.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:08:04 -0400
  • Toddler Makes Amazing Face On 'Frozen' Ride At Disney World news

    Walt Disney World is a gold mine for epic photos ― especially when it comes to those on-ride shots.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:55:05 -0400
  • 'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report news

    By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 - or more than 47 percent - were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR found that the rate of asylum seekers among Afghan military trainees rose in recent years as violence in the Islamist Taliban insurgency spread across Afghanistan and security forces sustained heavy casualties.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:41:25 -0400
  • 20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes

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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:04 -0400
  • Man Accused of Helping and Filming a Teen Hang Herself Is Facing a Murder Charge news

    He had said that it would be "like getting away with murder," prosecutors said

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:55:25 -0400
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