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  • Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats news

    Former President Barack Obama makes an impassioned return to the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:41:48 -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
  • 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
  • 3 White Extremists Charged With Attempted Homicide Following Richard Spencer Speech news

    Three white extremists were arrested and charged with attempted homicide after they got into an argument and fired on a group of people protesting white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech in Gainesville, Florida, police said Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:59:06 -0400
  • George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era news

    “We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:24:11 -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
  • Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters news

    Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:56 -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
  • 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
  • Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech news

    A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:40:36 -0400
  • CIA Forced to Walk Back Director's Statement news

    Rachel Maddow shares video of CIA director Mike Pompeo stating falsely that the U.S. intelligence community's assessment is that Russia's meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. The CIA would later walk that statement back.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:54:34 -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
  • 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
  • Barack Obama and George W. Bush Make Rare Public Appearances news

    Both former presidents, on separate occasions and without mentioning Trump's name, spoke out about the country's current divisiveness.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • North Korea Tells U.S. to Expect 'Unimaginable' Strike news

    The latest threat comes as the U.S. and South Korea hold joint naval drills.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:05:58 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mars Has a Mysterious "Tail," According to New Find From NASA Spacecraft news

    So wonderfully weird.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:53:00 -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
  • 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
  • McCain says he is on the rocks with Mattis and McMaster news

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday painted a dire picture of his relationship with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:03 -0400
  • 22 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean

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    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:56:07 -0400
  • Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes news

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:39:21 -0400
  • The blood on George W Bush's hands will never dry. Don't glorify this man | Ross Barkan news

    For liberals across the spectrum, the temptation is real to lionize George W Bush now. Donald Trump is our child-king, slobbering over the country and embarrassing us all. It’s not hard to find a talking head on the left who will say he is, without question, the worst president America has ever had.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:21:03 -0400
  • 24 Senators Back Latest Health Care Proposal, Offering Hope It Could Pass news

    Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday formally introduced their proposal to shore up the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:48:19 -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
  • Barack Obama's letters to a college girlfriend are finally seeing the light of day news

    The Barack Obama that we know is a smooth politician and world leader—but in case you had any doubt, we now have proof that the former president was just as poetic in college as he is today.  Letters Obama wrote to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, have been made public to researchers at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library in Atlanta on Thursday. SEE ALSO: Barack Obama crashes Michelle's talk with super sweet tribute for their 25th anniversary There are nine letters from Obama in total, ranging in dates from 1982 to early 1984 and spanning his time at Columbia University in New York City and Indonesia. The university has had these letters since 2014, but are now allowing researchers to paint a clearer picture of the man before the White House.  In the letters, Obama poetically discusses everything from community organizing to wrestling with his identity and his feelings—though they aren't necessarily love letters. According to a Emory professor, they cover the end of the pair's relationship.  “My ideas aren’t as crystallized as they were while in school, but they have an immediacy and weight that may be more useful if and when I’m less observer and more participant,” Obama wrote in one letter, dated in 1984, according to AP.  His thoughts on school are relatable. "School. What intelligent observations can I glean from the first two weeks? I pass through the labyrinths, corridors, see familiar faces, select and discard classes and activities, fluctuate between unquenchable curiosity and heavy, inert boredom," he wrote.  In another letter, Obama included a ripped out copy of a book review from the New York Times on Rachel M. Brownstein’s “Becoming a Heroine.” You can read more excerpts from the letters here, but you're going to have to make an appointment to see them yourself.  WATCH: Obama's official White House photographer is Insta-trolling Trump

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:13:10 -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
  • 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
  • With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader news

    By Christian Shepherd and Philip Wen BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power. Some ruling Communist Party officials were moved on Thursday to song, dance and tears in adulation of Xi, a day after he opened the twice-a-decade conclave pledging to build a prosperous "modern socialist country" for a "new era". Three outgoing members of the elite seven-man Politburo Standing Committee that Xi heads lauded "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era", according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:25:06 -0400
  • German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard news

    BERLIN (AP) — A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:30:20 -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.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:32:59 -0400
  • Lara Trump becomes face of Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign news

    An image of an American flag waves and the graphic promises "Real News Update." The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, already sprung to life two-and-a-half years before his name is back on the ballot, is pushing its own online news source to counteract what it believes is an oppositional media. And its face is a rising star in the president's orbit: his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. Lara Trump, married to Eric Trump, was viewed by many on the last campaign as a secret weapon after helping deliver her home state of North Carolina for her father-in-law, and she has become a central figure in a nascent re-election bid that already is fundraising, staging rallies and helping the president challenge the credibility of the news media. "People who voted for Donald Trump want to hear about the things he's doing for the country and they deserve to hear the things he is doing for the country," she said in a recent interview. "Part of the reason the campaign is still here is to let them know what is going on so they don't have to just rely on the mainstream media." The videos, available on the campaign's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, take on the feel of a newscast while delivering the campaign's message. In the most recent, Lara Trump delivered a rosy update on the administration's response to the California wildfires before recapping the president's speech to truckers in Pennsylvania and urging viewers to contact their representatives to make "the middle-class miracle a reality this year." She then saluted the administration's efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, calling the environmental protection order "a federal overreach." She signed off by saying "and that is the real news." In less than 24 hours, the video had been viewed more than 1.5 million times on Facebook. "Those videos are doing really well and are really important for us," said Brad Parscale, the campaign's digital media guru and a key player in Trump's win. "Lara has a great personality and a great following, and continuing to get the president's message out helps drive donations to our war chest." The videos are shot in a ragtag studio at campaign headquarters on the 15th floor of Trump Tower. They've gotten enough attention to be spoofed on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." And while other Trump allies have taken turns in front of the camera, particularly after Lara gave birth to the couple's first child last month, she is the central figure of an effort meant to complement the at-times haphazard communications strategy emanating from the White House. Eric Trump, left, fixes his tie as Lara Trump, right, smiles while they tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017 Credit: AP "There is a space out there for this," she said. "There is no one on television talking about the accomplishments of the president because there is always other news the media would prefer to focus on." It's not unusual for presidents to try to go around the traditional media, but Trump is being "strikingly overt," said Tobe Berkovitz, a communications professor at Boston University. "Trump, being the modern, mobile president with a media background, sets up his own channel," said Berkovitz. "It makes a lot of sense. He complains the media misinterprets, misquotes. But if you have your own channel, you have total control, and you get to claim to be the authentic news source." #RealNews ���� tune in:— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) October 15, 2017 Lara Trump, who married Eric in 2014, was working as a producer at "Inside Edition" when her father-in-law announced his candidacy for president. After helping along the campaign's edges, she dove headlong into the effort in August 2016 when she accompanied the Republican nominee to a rally in her home state. Trump was frustrated about something that happened in the state, so "he asked my opinion and I told him what I thought," she recalls. "And, in only the way that Donald Trump can, he said, 'You know what, I want to put you in charge of winning North Carolina.'" Deeming the opportunity "amazing and frightening at the same time," Lara Trump split her time between the Tarheel State and other battlegrounds, organised a "Women for Trump" bus tour and pushed back against the perception that her father-in-law was going to fare poorly with women voters, particularly after the release of the 2005 "Access Hollywood" video. "I don't think I've ever been as relieved as the second when they called North Carolina for Donald Trump," she said. "In the moment after they called the state, my father-in-law turned to me and said, 'We won because of you.'" She never returned to "Inside Edition," instead going to work for Parscale's company on the burgeoning re-election bid. The campaign, though still small, is aggressively fundraising and selling merchandise, and has staged a half dozen rallies, with another tentatively slated for Michigan in the coming weeks. As activity increases in the months ahead, Lara Trump expects to play an even larger role than she did a year ago. "Lara truly believes in my father's message and is passionate about fighting for the American people," says Eric Trump. "She is authentic and is truly one of the hardest working people I know."  

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:17:09 -0400
  • Richard Spencer Speech Shouted Down in Florida news

    “I feel sorry for you,” Spencer said after people in the audience shouted “go home, Spencer.”

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:58:14 -0400
  • 20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes

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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:04 -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
  • Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: study news

    As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a US study Thursday. Most of these gun-toting Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the American Journal of Public Health. "It was important to study handgun carrying because about 90 percent of all firearm homicides and nonfatal firearm crimes for which the type of firearm is known are committed with a handgun," said lead author Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:08:57 -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
  • 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
  • Woman charged with beating teacher she says choked her child

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who claims a public school teacher choked her daughter while disciplining her has been charged with following the teacher after school, hitting her with a brick and then pulling her from her car and beating her.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:42:30 -0400
  • 2019 Audi A7: Similarly Slinky Looks, Lots of New Technology news

    Style meets practicality. Again.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -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
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