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  • Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswoman news

    White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday delivered an impassioned defense of President Trump’s outreach to families of four Americans recently killed in Niger.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:37:32 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader' news

    President Donald Trump says some white supremacist protesters are “very fine people.”

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:04:28 -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
  • Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives news

    A 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:32:25 -0400
  • Barack Obama Returns to the Political Arena For the First Time Since Leaving the White House news

    This is the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:15:44 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2019 Audi A7: Similarly Slinky Looks, Lots of New Technology news

    Style meets practicality. Again.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -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
  • 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
  • 20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes

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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:33:04 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hamas leader says 'no one' can force it to disarm after unity deal news

    Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip said Thursday "no one" can force it to disarm or recognise Israel, after Washington demanded it meet those conditions as part of a unity government. On the contrary, we will continue to have the power to protect our citizens," the Islamist movement's Gaza head Yahya Sinwar said. Sinwar made the remarks during a speech to young people that was provided to AFP by Hamas.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:49:11 -0400
  • Lindsay Lohan Says 'Most Women In America' Didn't Care About Her Alleged Abuse news

    After defending accused rapist Harvey Weinstein, Lindsay Lohan claims she didn’t receive any public support from “most women in America” when she was in an allegedly abusive relationship.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:19:31 -0400
  • Car Reliability: U.S. Automakers vs. the World news

    The latest CR car reliability data show that performance from the domestic brands is all over the map, spanning from the highest-ranked Buick to the lowest-ranked Cadillac.  We scrutinized data f...

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:43:36 -0400
  • Paul Ryan Hilariously Joked About Donald Trump During The Al Smith Dinner news

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made numerous jokes at President Donald Trump’s expense on Thursday night during the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:49:06 -0400
  • Woman heartbroken after discovering her dog wasn’t euthanised for five months after she bid 'final' farewell news

    A woman who thought she had paid for her dog to be euthanized has been surprised to find out that her dog was kept alive for five months after the procedure. New Jersey woman Keri Levy says that she made the difficult decision to put down the miniature pinscher she had owned for 15 years, but was astonished to receive an anonymous tip five months later that her pup was still alive. “It broke my heart in a way like my heart has never been broken,” Ms Levy told ABC News.

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:12:00 -0400
  • FBI trafficking sweep rescues 84 children - one just three months old news

    US authorities have rescued 84 children, one just 3 months old, and arrested 120 people in a nationwide sweep of child sex trafficking that exposed the growing use of technology by traffickers, officials said on Thursday. Many of those arrested were advertising and selling children online for sex, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in a statement. The four-day sweep, which ended on Sunday, was the 11th annual effort by the FBI and other authorities to battle child sex trafficking. Called Operation Cross Country XI, it was conducted at hotels, casinos and truck stops, as well as street corners and Internet websites, they said. "The sad reality is some things stay the same, that there's still a need to do this," said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC's case analysis division. "What has changed over time is the places and the ways that child sex trafficking is occurring," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "Historically, kids would be recruited in face-to-face environments, at malls and at bus stops or in schools or in and around foster homes," she said. "All that stuff happens, but now what we see more often than not is kids are recruited online, and they're controlled online and sold online." BABIES, TODDLERS, TEENS The average age of the children caught up in the operation was 15, authorities said. The 3-month-old girl and a 5-year-old girl were offered to an undercover officer in Denver for sex for $600, the FBI said. The person trying to sell them was a friend of the children's family. Related operations were conducted in Canada, Britain, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines, the FBI said. The sweep also involved the arrests of a number of adult sex workers, including 20 prostitutes in the state of Oregon. Earlier incarnations of Operation Cross Country have come under criticism by advocates for sex workers who say they are victims of exploitation and should not be charged with crimes. 

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:51:31 -0400
  • U.S. auto reliability dented by new technology; electric cars fare better: report news

    New technology to stream music into dashboards or boost fuel efficiency is making cars less reliable, although electric cars such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt should fare better than many conventional models, Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday. Electric cars do away with many of the mechanical systems that prompt consumer complaints about conventional cars, the magazine said.

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:53:27 -0400
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