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  • 11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst news

    Florence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:34:21 -0400
  • Fiona Hill, Trump's top expert on Russia, is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policy news

    For nearly two decades, British-American scholar Fiona Hill has followed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trajectory.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:25 -0400
  • Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats Say news

    WASHINGTON ― Senators are expected to weigh the credibility of Dr. Christine

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:22:56 -0400
  • Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions news

    White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:25:29 -0400
  • US arrests Chinese national on spying charge news

    A Chinese national who came to the US on a student visa and later enlisted in the army reserves was arrested Tuesday in Chicago and accused of helping Beijing attempt to recruit American scientists and engineers. Ji Chaoqun was allegedly tasked with providing Chinese intelligence with biographical information about eight American citizens -- some of whom were US defense contractors. The 27-year-old, who first arrived in Chicago in 2013 to study electrical engineering on a student visa, was charged with one count of knowingly acting as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the US Attorney General.

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:14:31 -0400
  • Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill news

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:58:46 -0400
  • Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety news

    Shareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:52:26 -0400
  • 'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 states

    With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographer David T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment. Now, the full series has been published for the first time in 'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:39 -0400
  • China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military. The amphibious assault ship Wasp had been due to make a port call in the former British colony of Hong Kong in October, diplomatic sources said. "The Chinese Government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp," a consulate spokeswoman said.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:49:12 -0400
  • Iran mourns dead from attack 'funded by' Saudi, UAE news

    Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attackers were "funded by" Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in his latest remarks after having already blamed "American lackeys" for the assault. Four militants attacked the Saturday parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:11:54 -0400
  • Rod Rosenstein Attends White House Meeting As Job Is Reportedly In Jeopardy news

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing special counsel

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:59:56 -0400
  • Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Tapped To Question Christine Blasey Ford In Senate news

    Senate Republicans have tapped Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:58:38 -0400
  • Russia to jam signals in Syria and supply regime with more advanced anti-missile technology after plane was shot down news

    Russia has said it is to supply its ally Syria with more advanced anti-missile technology, and jam radar signals in the eastern Mediterranean, after a deadly incident of friendly fire. Moscow will send newer S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems to Syria within the next two weeks, Sergei Shoigu, defence minister, said in a statement on Monday. The missile system, originally developed by the Soviet military but since modernised, fires missiles from trucks and is designed to shoot down military aircraft and short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. The decision came a week after Israeli F-16 planes struck targets near Moscow’s air base in Latakia, western Syria, prompting the Syrian government to respond. Its unsophisticated air defence missiles instead hit a Russian Il-20 surveillance plane, killing all 15 servicemen onboard. Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hizbullah, threatened Israel after the Jewish state bombed a target linked to the Lebanese Shia group in Syria Credit: AFP Russian officials said Syria's outdated S-200 systems were unable to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. “This forced us to take adequate response measures aimed at improving the security of Russian military personnel,” Mr Shoigu said. He said the supply of S-300s and so-called "friend or foe" identification technology to Syria will "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat to our troops." The missile defence systems had been on order since 2013, Mr Shoigu revealed, but it had been delayed at the request of the Israelis who feared it would be used against them. Mr Shoigu also announced Russia would be blocking satellite navigation, airborne radar and communication systems of combat aviation in the eastern Mediterranean, which could prevent Israel from carrying out sorties off the coast of Syria.  Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, told Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, in a phone call that giving the S-300 to "irresponsible players" would make the whole region more dangerous. John Bolton, Donald Trump's national security advisor, warned Russia that it would be a "major mistake" to provide the Syrian regime with the S-300 system. Mr Bolton also said US troops would remain in Syria as long as Iran keeps forces in the country. The S-300 could also serve as a deterrent against UK, US, or French strikes the three countries have threatened against the Syrian regime in the event of another chemical attack. Russia's defence ministry on Sunday released a computer simulation purporting to show Israeli jets near to the Russian reconnaissance plane, shown in red, before it was accidentally shot down by Syrian forces Credit: Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP   Israel has for more than a year been bombing Iranian and Lebanese Hizbullah bases and munitions factories inside Syria that it sees as a threat to its national security. Russia agreed to turn a blind eye unless the Syrian regime itself was directly targeted. An Israel Defense Forces delegation travelled last week to Moscow in an attempt to ease the tensions caused by the incident -  the deadliest for Russians caused by friendly fire since they intervened on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad in 2015.  The delegation, headed by the commander of the air force, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, offered Russian Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Andrey Yudin their view of what transpired. However, the Kremlin has continued to blame Israel for the incident, and on Monday accused Israeli pilots of "premeditated actions", warning it will harm relations between the two countries. "According to [the] information of our military experts, the reason (behind the downing) was premeditated action by Israeli pilots which certainly cannot but harm our relations," Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin's spokesman, said. Russian president Vladimir Putin aims a rifle at the Kalashnikov shooting centre at Patriot military park Credit: Tass President Vladimir Putin had attempted to defuse tensions with its ally, saying it had been a tragic accident. Analysts said Moscow's latest move was as much about reining in Israel as it was about controlling its own partners in Syria. “Moscow’s decision to provide Syrian forces with S-300 air defense system and Russian personnel to operate them is aimed at making Israel more careful in the vicinity of Russian assets, while also controlling Syrian allies,” said Dmitri Trenin‏, director of Carnegie Moscow Centre. “Russian MoD is stepping up as a leading player in Syria.”

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:02:20 -0400
  • 10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina news

    YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:24:40 -0400
  • Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking Him news

    The deputy was answering a call from a woman pinned on the ground by a cow.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:42:37 -0400
  • Tropical depression could form off coast of Carolinas, bring more rain news

    Thousands of people continue to be forced to evacuate in the Carolinas due to rising rivers after Hurricane Florence -- and more rain is on the way Tuesday.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:36:15 -0400
  • German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse news

    Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops' Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors -- mainly boys -- were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. "Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem" in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops' Conference.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:59 -0400
  • Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 Hours news

    Who hasn't at one time in their life considered lying in a coffin for an

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:21 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack news

    Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday," SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would "severely punish" those behind the assault.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:16:42 -0400
  • Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out news

    First look at the new version of Donald Trump's presidential limousine, nicknamed the Beast, on duty in New York City.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:30:00 -0400
  • Mormon Women's Group Calls On LDS Senators To Investigate Claims Against Kavanaugh news

    A coalition of women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:39:29 -0400
  • 15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World

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    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:07:00 -0400
  • Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for changes to law news

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed.

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 02:32:07 -0400
  • New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda Ardern news

    New Zealand’s so-called “First Baby” - the three-month-old daughter of prime minister Jacinda Ardern -  has made her debut on the international political stage, appearing at a peace summit at the United Nations with her mother. Ms Ardern kissed Neve Te Aroha before addressing the summit, during which the baby was held by Clarke Gayford, Ms Ardern’s partner. Mr Gayford sent an image of his daughter’s United Nations security pass, which playfully listed her title as “First Baby”. "Because everyone on Twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN ID, staff here whipped one up," he wrote. "I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside the UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st." Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up. I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st.— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018 Ms Ardern, 38, is her country’s youngest leader and the first to take maternity leave. She is only the second leader in modern history to give birth while in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Ms Ardern said she and her partner made “a very practical decision” to take Neve with them into the United Nations summit in New York. “Neve is actually nearby me most of the time in New Zealand, she's just not always caught,” she said. Clarke Gayford holds baby Neve while Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit:  CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS  "But here when she's awake we try and keep her with me so obviously that was the occasion.” A United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the organisation was delighted to see Neve in the General Assembly hall. “Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother,” he said. “Just five  percent of the world’s leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible.” Jacinda Ardern addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP Ms Ardern has been feted by the United States media during her visit and appeared on NBC’s Today Show shortly after her arrival. She joked that taking her daughter on a seventeen-hour flight “at the time felt on par” with running the country. "But between Clarke and I we managed it," she said. "You don't know until you are there of course, but [motherhood] has met my expectations, the joy though has far surpassed my expectations."

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:25:51 -0400
  • Russia Has Big Plans for the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H Fighter news

    Some big upgrades are coming. 

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:09:00 -0400
  • Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack news

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them. Tehran also summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain for allegedly hosting members of the group suspected of links to Saturday's attack that killed 24 people, according to a revised death toll. Four militants attacked a parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of the border province of Khuzestan.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:26:45 -0400
  • Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering news

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:49:18 -0400
  • U.S. judge suggests he may dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump news

    Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who has said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, sued the president for defamation in April in federal court over the tweet. The lawsuit centers on Daniels' assertion that a man approached her in 2011 in a Las Vegas parking lot and made a veiled threat after she agreed to talk about her alleged encounter with Trump to In Touch magazine. Soon after Daniels released a sketch of the man she said threatened her, Trump, who has denied having an affair with Daniels, disputed her account on Twitter, saying: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:43:26 -0400
  • Twitter Users Taunt Donald Trump After World Leaders Openly Laugh At His UN Speech news

    World leaders openly laughed at President Donald Trump as he boasted of his

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:16:54 -0400
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Heckled Out Of DC Restaurant By Anti-Kavanaugh Activists news

    Activists opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation confronted the Republican senator.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:13:57 -0400
  • Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops news

    William Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:01 -0400
  • Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea news

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:48:36 -0400
  • VIDEO: Florida man accused of throwing another man off bridge news

    Police in Florida said a man and a woman whose bike had a flat tire were attacked as they tried to walk across the Main Street Bridge in Daytona Beach.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:09:33 -0400
  • Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds Collection news

    Yes, there's a black and gold Trans Am among them,

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:05:00 -0400
  • Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind attack as probe points to IS news

    Iran identified the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a military parade as "jihadist separatists", announcing a series of arrests.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:10:29 -0400
  • Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

    Duke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:11:03 -0400
  • Pompeo to meet Russia's Lavrov amid U.S. concern on missile sale to Syria news

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow's plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. "I'm sure Sergei and I will have our time together," Pompeo said of plans to meet Lavrov on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. "We are trying to find every place we can where there is common ground, where we can work with the Russians," adding that there were many areas where Moscow was working against the United States and "we will hold them accountable." Russia announced on Monday it will supply a S-300 missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:28:23 -0400
  • Trump To Migrants: Stay Home news

    President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations General

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:33:13 -0400
  • Classmates Who Endorsed Brett Kavanaugh Now Say Claims Warrant Investigation news

    Several former classmates of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who just months ago

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:53:48 -0400
  • Maine Mom Charged After Allegedly Leaving Toddler Son in Target Parking Lot news

    Police said Taylor Purdue, 27, told them she thought one of her friends put her son in his rear-facing car seat.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:36:13 -0400
  • Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed news

    CHICAGO (AP) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:27:48 -0400
  • 6 Reasons You're Getting a Smaller Social Security Check

    Most workers are eligible to create a my Social Security account and get a personalized estimate of their future Social Security payments at various ages. Here's why you might get a reduced Social Security benefit in retirement. Your Social Security statement provides as estimate of how much you are likely to receive at your full retirement age, age 62 and age 70.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:41:47 -0400
  • Audi Won’t Let You See or Test-Drive the 2019 e-tron news

    The new electric SUV isn't going to be stocked in dealerships, so if you want one, you'll be ordering it sight unseen.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:35:00 -0400
  • Pit bull hit by car on Long Island may have saved child news

    Jayden, 12, said the driver blew through a stop sign, dodged a parked car and then hit his dog, Niko. Jayden believes Niko protected him by getting between him and the car.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:36:41 -0400
  • GE shares at 9-year low amid latest power woes news

    Shares of General Electric fell again on Tuesday, adding to losses following the company's latest woes in its slumping power division. The industrial conglomerate, which was bumped from the prestigious Dow index in June, fell 2.5 percent in late-morning trading to $11.45.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:26:56 -0400
  • Trump calls allegations against his court nominee a 'con game' news

    The committee also scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday at 9:30 a.m.. Senior Senate Republicans said a vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday. In a break from convention, the outside lawyer, whose name was not released, will question Ford and Kavanaugh on behalf of the committee's Republican senators, 11 white men. The move brought a rebuke from Senator Kamala Harris, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:59:29 -0400
  • Rouhani says Iran wants no war, sanctions, threats, or bullying news

    Rouhani, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said the United States had waged "economic war" against Iran by reimposing unilateral sanctions, which were lifted under the country's 2015 multinational nuclear deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. "The United States policy vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran has been wrong from the beginning, and its approach of resisting the wishes of the Iranian people as manifested in numerous elections is doomed to failure," Rouhani said. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the pact in May, and his administration reimposed sanctions on Iran in August.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:45:47 -0400
  • Lisa Murkowski Hints FBI Probe Needed For Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations news

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) suggested on Tuesday she would support an FBI

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:57:28 -0400
  • Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault

    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian’s downfall from “America’s Dad” to convicted felon.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:55:37 -0400
  • A bright, lively minestrone can be made with a slow cooker news

    Creating anything garden-fresh in a slow cooker is a tall order, but we were willing to try to beat the odds and develop a recipe for a bright, lively tasting minestrone that married a flavorful tomato broth with fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:07:56 -0400
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