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  • Donald Trump's Social Media Solution? A Free-For-All For Both The 'Good And Bad' news

    President Donald Trump used Twitter to tear into social media companies

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:09:41 -0400
  • ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico news

    Joel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:53:35 -0400
  • We're Pronouncing Ariana Grande's Name All Wrong, According To Her Grandfather news

    Listen to your elders, or be true to your roots?

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:17:59 -0400
  • Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive news

    From left: Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas — Beto O’Rourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldn’t resist. “I have to show you this,” the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:00:27 -0400
  • New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslides news

    A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. The 6.3-magnitude quake, centred in East Lombok, struck at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres (four miles) and was felt across the island, officials said. It was the third major quake in less than a month to rock the island, after deadly tremors on July 29 and August 5 and numerous aftershocks. "The earthquake caused people to panic and flee their houses," national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV. "There have been no reports of death or (serious) damage but people are traumatised." At least one person suffered minor injuries while two more fainted from shock, he added. Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok, in pictures Landslides were reported in a national park on Mount Rinjani where hundreds of hikers had been briefly trapped after the quake in late July. The park has been closed since then. Local disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agung Pramuja said several houses and other structures in the district of Sembalun, on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, collapsed on Sunday after being damaged by the previous two quakes. The structures included checkpoints once used by trekkers climbing the mountain, Pramuja said, adding that the exact number of damaged buildings was still being checked. Residents said the latest earthquake was felt strongly in East Lombok. "I was driving to deliver aid to evacuees when suddenly the electricity pole was swaying. I realised it was an earthquake. "People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street," East Lombok resident Agus Salim told AFP. The tremor was also felt in the island's capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of Bali.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:13:55 -0400
  • Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

    The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:55:22 -0400
  • Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fire news

    Justin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:55:57 -0400
  • Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding news

    Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Putin - who made a toast in German at the wedding, according to the Kremlin - was pictured listening to her intently.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:58:27 -0400
  • Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Mailbox news

    No letters for these folks today!

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:06:34 -0400
  • Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth' news

    Rudy Giuliani's stunning declaration on NBC Sunday that "truth isn't truth" as

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:34:53 -0400
  • Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say police news

    The unidentified victim was discovered when firefighters extinguished the blaze near the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course. Homicide detectives have joined the investigation, according to a statement from Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the scene at 1209 Epcot Resorts Boulevard to assist the Reedy Creek Fire Department at 4.11am on Saturday morning.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:48:57 -0400
  • World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims news

    WASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:23 -0400
  • Why Japan Truly Failed at Pearl Harbor (And What China May Learn From It) news

    In short, this is a rival who seems to have learned from Yamamoto: don’t jab a sleeping giant, and if you do, don’t steel his resolve. Let him slumber until it’s late in the contest, and you may prevail. China may have learned the true lessons of Pearl Harbor. Let’s do the same—and get ready.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Latest earthquake on Indonesian island kills 2 news

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:20:11 -0400
  • Frightened Students Recount Shooting That Left 2 Injured at South Florida High School Football Game news

    Two people were shot at a practice game in Palm Beach County on Friday.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:30:18 -0400
  • Greece emerges from bailouts relieved, but not euphoric news

    After Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Cyprus, Greece was the last eurozone member to benefit from an international bailout programme in the fallout from the eurozone crisis. In three successive programmes -- 2010, 2012 and 2015 -- the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund loaned debt-wracked Greece a total 289 billion euros ($330 billion).

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:28:29 -0400
  • Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank news

    Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years. Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West Bank city of Jericho for the past several days after Israeli authorities allowed the entry of the letters and packages from neighboring Jordan. The 10.5 tons of mail had been held in Jordan since 2010 because Israel would not permit direct transfer to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:48:00 -0400
  • Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videos news

    Harrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26. The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that's engulfed 223,610 acres of land in Northern California so far. A report from Cal Fire breaks down the details surrounding the fiery phenomenon. SEE ALSO: A fire tornado hit California. Here's how it happened. Per the report, the tornado "was a large rotating fire plume that was roughly 1,000 feet in diameter at its base" and managed to reach a height of 40,000 feet.  In late July, we covered news of a fire tornado in the area on the evening of July 26. It's unclear whether the fire tornado in the report is the same as the one that garnered media attention at the time, according to Cal Fire.  "Observations from witnesses and other evidence suggest that either several fire tornados occurred at different locations and times, or one fire tornado formed and then periodically weakened and strengthened causing several separate damage areas," the report says. Fire tornados can happen when extreme heat spins up from the ground. As Mashable's Mark Kaufman explained at the time: Firefighters captured the disturbing video above from a helicopter, as well as footage taken from a fire engine, and from the Keswick Dam on the Sacramento River.  The Carr Fire continues to ravage parts of Shasta County and Trinity County. It is 77 percent contained, and other fires continue to rage in Northern California and other areas These fires are spurred on by extreme heat and dryness in the region. While human-caused climate change isn't necessarily the direct cause of any single weather event, like these fires, it can make extreme weather more likely now and in the future. WATCH: Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:11:00 -0400
  • Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death news

    Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with AFP last year, urging more cooperation to deal with terrorism, migration and climate change. "Honestly speaking, we are in a mess," the Nobel peace laureate said on December 12 ahead of a major climate conference in Paris. Speaking two years to the day after the Paris climate deal was agreed -- and following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the pact -- Annan remembered "the enthusiasm, the excitement and the energy that was brought to bear" in 2015.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:05:27 -0400
  • German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man news

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:04:07 -0400
  • Beautiful shots of diver swimming near sunken ships emerge

    A series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show  amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex, a photographer and free diver, said: “With my girlfriend, Marianne Aventurier, we are sailing all summer around the Caribbean to learn more about sailing.” (Caters News)

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:29:04 -0400
  • Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires news

    Lockheed Martin wanted to turn World Photo Day into a publicity stunt, but

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:57 -0400
  • Report: White House Counsel Is Cooperating Extensively In Russia Probe news

    Don McGahn, the White House counsel, has been cooperating extensively with

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:38:02 -0400
  • Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse news

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Dublin said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. Catholic Church.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:41:53 -0400
  • Pompeo says 'time for peace' as Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban

    The United States is ready to support and facilitate direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, welcoming a Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire announced by President Ashraf Ghani. "The United States welcomes the announcement by the Afghan government of a ceasefire conditioned on Taliban participation," Pompeo said in a statement.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:46:06 -0400
  • The SR-71 Was America's First Stealth Spy Plane. But Keeping Her A Secret Proved Nearly Impossible. news

    To keep the program under wraps, Lockheed engineers quietly worked on the plane at the company’s Skunk Works division in Burbank, California and the Air Force’s isolated Nevada base — known as Area 51 — beginning in 1958. The first Blackbird flew four years later.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:04:00 -0400
  • New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers news

    Crafty zookeepers are keeping a set of newborn panda twins alive by switching them out every day.  Although twins aren't uncommon, when pandas have multiple babies they tend to devote all of their attention to only one of their cubs, leaving the other to starve.  SEE ALSO: Someone tried to smuggle a snake onto a plane by hiding it in a hard drive But these zookeepers have managed to get new panda moms to care for both babies by rotating them out, tricking the pandas into believing they only have one cub to care for. A BBC Earth video — narrated by the one and only David Attenborough — shows the keepers' technique.  New mother Lee Lee hasn't realized that she had twins because her keepers have been switching her 18-day-old cubs out, so she only has one at a time.  When they need to change out the cubs, they distract Lee Lee with a bowl of honey water and worm the young cub from her paws. Then, they put that cub in an incubator and bring the other cub to Lee Lee, ensuring that both get the maternal care they need.  Keepers swap the cubs out at least 10 times a day, keeping a meticulous record of the babies' time with their mom.  The technique has an almost 100 percent survival rate. Although pandas are no longer endangered, they are still vulnerable, so finding new ways to help the species along, even in captivity, is important. Plus, it's freaking adorable. WATCH: This design studio is growing gourds inside 3D printed molds to create organic, biodegradable cups

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:16:23 -0400
  • Mueller recommends up to 6 months in prison for Papadopoulos news

    Special counsel provides sentence recommendation for George Papadopoulos as jury deliberations continue in Paul Manafort trial; former federal prosecutor John Lauro shares insight.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:26:25 -0400
  • UK parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder news

    A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said. Salih Khater, 29, a Sudanese-born British national living in Birmingham, central England, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Monday, police said.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:03:57 -0400
  • Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano news

    HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:33:59 -0400
  • John Brennan Stands By His Claim That Trump’s Behavior Is ‘Treasonous’ news

    Former CIA Director John Brennan is sticking by his assertion that President

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:36:08 -0400
  • Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program news

    White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks. Bolton is one of the U.S. administration's leading hawks in dealing with Iran's nuclear program. "We've got great challenges for Israel, for the United States, for the whole world - the Iran nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile programs are right at the top of the list," Bolton said.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:04:47 -0400
  • Forty years ago: three popes in three months news

    The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months. On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI dies aged 80 of a heart attack after 15 years at the Vatican. On August 26, Cardinal Albino Luciani -- the patriarch of Venice -- is elected pope under the name John Paul I.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:39:35 -0400
  • Iran lawmakers target Rouhani's finance minister as sanctions bite news

    Iranian lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the finance minister on Sunday, ramping up pressure on the president who is already facing attacks from hardliners over his handling of the economy in the face of new U.S. sanctions. A group of 33 MPs signed a motion accusing the minister, Masoud Karbasian, of being unable to manage the economy or form and implement policies. If lawmakers are unhappy with his answers, they can vote to impeach and sack him - a move they took two weeks ago against Iran’s then minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare, Ali Rabiei, after questioning his achievements.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:17:39 -0400
  • Here’s A Special Glimpse At China’s Secretive J-20 Stealth Fighter news

    We have the pictures.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:41:00 -0400
  • What To Watch On Netflix That’s New This Week news

    Streamline recommends "Ghoul" as the thing to watch on Netflix this week. The

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:02:14 -0400
  • The Latest: Wickens hospitalized after IndyCar crash news

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest from the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local):

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:19:46 -0400
  • Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters news

    Shanann Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing from their home in Frederick, 25 miles north of Denver, by a family friend on Monday afternoon, touching off an exhaustive search by law enforcement agencies. Chris Watts was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of murder, a day before the bodies of his wife and children were found. Watts, 33, had pleaded for the safe return of his pregnant wife and two young daughters while the search was underway.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:31:59 -0400
  • Quote described as 'sexist' on wall of Houston ISD school had been kept up for 5 years, trustee says news

    After a Twitter user captured a questionable quote on a school wall, Houston ISD is acting to take it down.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:27:38 -0400
  • Trump Lashes Out At NYT's Bombshell McGahn Report, Calls It 'Fake News' news

    President Donald Trump fired off several angry Tweets on Sunday aimed at

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:32:00 -0400
  • German finance minister Olaf Scholz warns of 'German Trump' if pensions reforms not backed by Merkel news

    Germany's finance minister warned that a "German Trump" may seize power as he claimed pension reform is the key to preventing the rise of populism in Europe. “Stable pensions prevent a German Trump. That's why politicians should not shirk this topic,” Olaf Scholz, who is also vice-chancellor, said yesterday. Mr Scholz has been pushing for government reforms similar to the UK’s triple lock to ensure pension levels remain stable despite inflation. The vice-chancellor has something of a reputation for dullness in Germany, but he insisted the issue has implications that go far beyond his brief as finance minister. “The way I see it is this: globalisation and digitalisation create wealth, but they are also changing our world at a fast pace,” Mr Scholz told Bild am Sonntag newspaper in an interview.  “Citizens rightly expect us to do everything we can to make sure they live securely. If we do not do that, then the hour of nationalist populism will have struck.” Profile | Angela Merkel Mr Scholz has brought pensions centre stage in his quest to carve out new territory for his centre-Left Social Democrat party (SPD), which is junior partner in Angela Merkel’s coalition government. Mrs Merkel has agreed to secure pension levels until 2025, but Mr Scholz wants them guaranteed until 2040 and has threatened to make them a major issue in 2021’s election. After recording its worst ever results in last year’s election, the SPD leadership is desperate for an issue that will allow the party to differentiate itself from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). The SPD has continued to sink lower in the opinion polls, and at times has slipped behind the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD).  A new poll showed that the conservatives had lost one percentage point to poll at 30 percent, while the SPD was steady at 17 percent. That means that if Germany voted again tomorrow, the grand coalition would not have enough support to govern. The poll, conducted by the Emnid institute, showed the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party gaining one point to 15 percent, and the pro-business Free Democrats adding one point to poll at 9 percent. But Mr Scholz insisted the SPD leadership was not panicking. “We are in this for the long haul and have to keep cool,” he said. “If we show a clear attitude and do the right thing over the long term, the people will feel comfortable with the idea of an SPD chancellor in 2021.” The finance minister has also pledged to push for EU reforms to reduce the amount of child benefits Germany has to pay to children living in other member states. Under EU current rules member states have to pay child benefits to anyone who is legally resident, even if their children live in another country. Germany currently pays benefits for more than 260,000 children in other EU countries. Mr Scholz  wants the rules changed so the level of benefits is linked to the cost of living where the children are resident.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:57:15 -0400
  • Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence news

    Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts. The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for this week's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from Monday night until Thursday night, but Israeli officials did not say how long the closure would last. The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure except for medical cases and Palestinians seeking to cross back into the enclave.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:09:23 -0400
  • Teen Now Faces Charges After Pushing Friend Off 60-Foot Washington Bridge news

    Taylor Smith, 18, was charged with reckless endangerment this week, a misdemeanor.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:20:53 -0400
  • Up hill and down dale in a 1910 Maxwell news

    Is a 108-year-old veteran car the ideal vehicle in which to tackle a regularity rally through some of England’s toughest on-road terrain? Of course it is…

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:00:08 -0400
  • America's Waterways Have a Huge Problem With Contact Lenses news

    All those tiny discs add up.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:00:00 -0400
  • Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit news

    BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia's leader courted Chinese e-commerce investment in his country on Saturday, the start of his first trip to China since his stunning electoral victory three months ago.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:44:03 -0400
  • Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandals news

    The meeting, a major congress held every three years, will be closed by Pope Francis during the first papal visit in almost 40 years to Ireland where a series of abuse scandals has also rocked the church's standing in the once staunchly Catholic country. The withdrawal from the Dublin event followed a bombshell grand jury report this week that detailed widespread abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops over a 70-year period. Wuerl, who was Bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2006, has not himself been accused of any wrongdoing against children.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:26:18 -0400
  • Iran says its economy not at 'dead end' from U.S. sanctions news

    Iran said on Saturday it would resist the pressures of U.S. sanctions by relying on its natural and human resources, as Washington pushes allies to cut economic ties with Tehran. "It is a critical moment for our economy, but we are not in a dead end," Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA. "This country has plenty of human and natural resources that can rely on." "The size of our oil and gas resources is number one in the world.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:03:15 -0400
  • Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money news

    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn't the

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:26:48 -0400
  • In Uganda, 'Rolex' means time -- for an eggy snack news

    When people talk about a "Rolex" in Uganda, one of the last things they probably have in mind is a luxury watch. In Uganda, the Rolex is the country's favourite snack, a sandwich made up of an omelette and chapati bread, and it derives its name from a play on the words "rolled eggs". "Rolex is a delicacy in Uganda," Tourism Board official Patrick Muhire told AFP.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:59:45 -0400
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