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  • Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter Fraud news

    Ohio's secretary of state subtly condemned the right-wing websites, including

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:11:24 -0400
  • The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law news

    One of the most damning findings from the recent grand jury investigation into

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:55:05 -0400
  • Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House news

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:38:23 -0400
  • 10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50 news

    From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:01:00 -0400
  • National Guard deploys thousands of soldiers to California news

    National Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:33:50 -0400
  • Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads news

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:41:21 -0400
  • Colorado Police Searching for 'Endangered Missing' Pregnant Mom and 2 Daughters news

    "I'm just hoping right now that she's somewhere safe," her husband said

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:51:03 -0400
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.

    Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:00:58 -0400
  • Classics for sale: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 news

    The Ford Mustang Boss 429 was the ultimate pony car of its era. Designed to compete in NASCAR, this Grabber Blue example is up for auction

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:51:16 -0400
  • Republicans Plan To Run Close To Trump. A New Poll Shows Why That’s A Bad Idea. news

    Republicans have made clear they plan to run close to President Donald Trump

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:31:22 -0400
  • Chinese plane skids off Manila runway in downpour, all safe news

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane from China skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members evacuated safely by the emergency slides.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:25:25 -0400
  • Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas news

    Members and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:24:12 -0400
  • Vice President Mike Pence Prays With Mollie Tibbetts' Family During Visit to Iowa news

    The missing college student hasn't been seen since July 18.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:35:12 -0400
  • Taiwan cafe chain that irked Beijing vanishes from food platforms news

    A Taiwan coffee chain that faces pressure in China after serving the island's president has disappeared from Chinese meal-ordering platforms, as Beijing warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. 85C Bakery Cafe found itself in the crosshairs of China's campaign to isolate Taiwan following a visit to one of its stores in Los Angeles this week by Tsai Ing-wen, the president of self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:59:52 -0400
  • Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn news

    Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out. Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of inundating coastal cities, researchers found in a study focusing on the city of Macau in China. Currently it is considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying within a major earthquake zone. At today's sea level, it would take a very powerful earthquake tipping past magnitude 8.8 to cause widespread tsunami flooding in Macau. But a half-metre rise in sea level - predicted to occur in the region by 2060 - could more than double the chances of a huge tsunami swamping the territory, according to the research. A three-foot sea level rise, expected by 2100, would increase the risk up to 4.7 times. The source of the earthquake danger is the Manila Trench, a massive crack in the floor of the South China Sea formed by the collision of two tectonic plates. It has generated numerous earthquakes, though none larger than magnitude 7.8 since the 1560s. A modest rise in sea levels would greatly amplify the tsunami threat from smaller earthquakes, the computer simulation study showed. Cities most prone to natural disaster Lead researcher Dr Robert Weiss, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US, said: "Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsunamis in the future can have the same adverse impacts as big tsunamis would today. "The South China Sea is an excellent starting point for such a study because it is an ocean with rapid sea-level rise and also the location of many mega cities with significant worldwide consequences if impacted." The team's findings are reported in the journal Science Advances.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00:00 -0400
  • Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue Attempt news

    Jessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:13:13 -0400
  • Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source news

    Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live. Cairo has brokered an interim truce that has allowed commercial goods into Gaza ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast which starts next week. "We are putting the final touches to the terms of the truce that will be signed by all sides, and we expect to announce the terms next week if Fatah helps us to do so," the source said, referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's mainstream party which dominates the occupied West Bank.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:16:20 -0400
  • Russia's S-500: How Putin Could Kill Air Force F-22s and B-2 Stealth Bombers? news

    Russia’s fearsome new S-500 air and missile defense system has apparently entered production—and is setting new records for missile engagement range.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:02:00 -0400
  • Baltimore Police Officer Filmed Punching Man Is Charged With Felony Assault news

    Two days after resigning from the Baltimore Police Department, a police

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:02:10 -0400
  • Subaru Ascent Owners Will Get New Cars in Recall news

    Subaru replaces nearly 300 cars that have compromised frames.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:23:00 -0400
  • Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation news

    WASHINGTON ― Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:54:39 -0400
  • The Death Toll From Italy's Genoa Bridge Collapse Is at Least 38 news

    Many in the city had said the 1967 bridge needed shoring up

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:22:59 -0400
  • Couple whose caravan wheel sparked California wildfire told ‘it’s not your fault’ news

    A couple whose caravan accident started one of the largest wildfires in California history have been told by local residents told:: “It's not your fault”. Authorities have not identified the owners of the mobile home vehicle, but that has not stopped the community affected by the Carr wildfire to send an outpouring of support in Facebook posts, letters, and cards. The trailer experienced a flat tyre on 23 July near Redding, California, and the steel rim of the wheel scraped against the asphalt, creating the spark which ignited dry brush near the side of the road.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:37:34 -0400
  • Facebook is ‘a surveillance system,’ sci-fi author Cory Doctorow says news

    The novelist reflects on the way that the social media platform spies on its customers.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:28 -0400
  • Unite The Right Organizer Jason Kessler Gets Yelled At By Dad: 'Get Out Of My Room!' news

    The "master race" strikes again.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:31:08 -0400
  • Questions arise as Trump pulls ex-CIA director's security clearance news

    In an interview, Trump appears to contradict the White House's explanation for revoking John Brennan's security clearance.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:34:32 -0400
  • Sea-through: Amazing underwater gallery captures transparent 'aliens' of the deep

    Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips this year and ended up with this beautiful collection of sea creatures, most of them in the area of Anilao.Cai loves blackwater diving and photography; he uses special lighting to illuminate his photos, as they are all taken in deep, dark waters. ...

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:54:15 -0400
  • Police: Shooting followed dispute in Walmart checkout lines news

    WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle, police said Tuesday night.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:59:24 -0400
  • In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor news

    "I think Vermont is a beacon of hope for the rest of the country," Hallquist said during an interview with Reuters. "This is what I call expanding our moral compass and that is what I think it represents." The contest comes at a time of uncertainty for transgender rights, which expanded under the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama. Transgender candidates are hoping to build on the breakthrough year of 2017, when at least 10 won office across the country at levels ranging from state legislator to zoning (town planning) board - the most ever recorded.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:10:28 -0400
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sues Colorado After Refusing To Bake Trans Woman's Cake news

    Months after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:10:32 -0400
  • Bayer starts Monsanto integration as stock suffers news

    German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday that it would begin integrating seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto after a mega-merger, but its stock price was battered by the US firm's legal woes. Two months after the $63 billion deal -- the biggest ever foreign takeover by a German company -- Bayer completed the sale of a final tranche of crop science businesses worth 5.9 billion euros ($6.7 billion) to rival BASF under concessions imposed by cartel watchdogs. With competition authorities' conditions met, "the integration of Monsanto into the Bayer Group can begin," the Leverkusen-based company said in a statement.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:12:26 -0400
  • There's A Perfect Word For People Who Say 'I'm Not Racist, But...' news

    There's a new form of 'splaining in town.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:51:50 -0400
  • Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms? news

    The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:42:32 -0400
  • No injuries reported after 2 planes collide at Chicago O'Hare Airport news

    Two planes collided on the ground at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:10:47 -0400
  • Bad News: ISIS Has Just As Many Fighters In Iraq And Syria As It Did 4 Years Ago news

    “Taken at face value, the U.S. government is saying ISIS has the same number of fighters in Iraq and Syria today as when the [coalition] bombing campaign began,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn told Voice of America.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:23:00 -0400
  • Young couple and their seven-year-old son named among 39 killed in Genoa bridge collapse news

    Hopes were fading on Wednesday night of finding any more survivors in the tangled wreckage of the motorway bridge that collapsed in Genoa. Search and rescue operations continued even though fire fighters and police were not hearing any cries for help from within the mountains of smashed concrete slabs, twisted steel and crushed cars. “We are no longer hearing any audible signs of life, but we are not going to stop searching,” Luciano Roncalli, a fire service officer, told the The Telegraph. “Due to the huge slabs of cement there is still a chance of surviving in a big void inside the rubble, so just because we cannot hear anything doesn’t mean there is no hope.” Richard Bordoni, a search and rescue specialist, said: “We won’t stop until we’ve removed every last bit of cement.” Emergency officials used tall hydraulic cranes to carefully lift away large chunks of reinforced cement, before trying to detect signs of life with sniffer dogs, search cameras and listening devices. “Everyone in Genoa knew the bridge was in bad condition, but as usual it is we citizens who pay the price for these national disgraces,” said Barbara Logrippo, 43, who lives in the area. As Italians asked how such a large and crucial transport structure could simply disintegrate without warning, details emerged of the people who lost their lives in the disaster. Stella Boccia, 24, from Monte San Savino near Arezzo Among the victims were a young Italian couple and their seven-year-old son. Roberto Robbiano, his wife Ersilia Piccinino and their son Samuele all died when their car plummeted 150ft to the ground after a 260ft section of the Morandi bridge suddenly disintegrated in a thunderstorm on Tuesday. The family were heading off on holiday to Sardinia when the bridge, which spans a broad valley of apartment blocks, warehouses and railway lines, collapsed. Firefighters found Samuele’s favourite football, decorated with images of Spiderman, inside the smashed remains of their car, along with a bucket, a spade and a beach umbrella that was still wrapped in cellophane. The victims also included Stella Boccia, 24, from Tuscany, and her boyfriend Carlos Jesus Truillo, 23, originally from the Dominican Republic. “A piece of our hearts lies beneath the rubble of the bridge in Genoa,” Ms Boccia’s parents wrote on Facebook. The couple were returning from a holiday. The disaster claimed the lives of another couple – Marta Danisi, 29, a nurse, and her boyfriend Alberto Fanfani, 32, an anaesthetist from Florence. They were due to get married next year. Marta Danisi and fiance Alberto Fanfani  The dead also included Luigi Matti Altadonna, 35, who was married with four children and was going to work when the bridge disintegrated beneath his vehicle. His colleague, Gianluca Ardini, 29, survived. Elisa Bozzo, 34, was travelling in her black Opel across the bridge when she too plummeted into the void and lost her life. Elisa Bozzo, 34, was reportedly travelling in a black Opel car when she died in the Genoa bridge collapse Credit: Facebook Three people of Chilean background died – Juan Carlos Pastenes, 64, a chef, his wife, Nora Rivera, and Juan Figueroa, 60, who had lived in Italy for decades. Four young French people on their way to a techno music festival in Italy were also killed, the French foreign ministry said. It did not name them but French media said they were three friends from the Toulouse region and another person they had picked up along the way. French and Italian media named the dead as Melissa Artus, 21, her friend Axelle Place, 19, a young man believed to be Melissa's boyfriend named Nathan Gusman, 20, and William Pouzadoux 22. Le Parisien newspaper said Mr Pouzadoux's sister had confirmed that her brother was one of the victims.  The bodies of the two women and two men were found in a car among the debris of the collapsed bridge. Three national identity cards found in the vehicle helped investigators identify them, Le Parisien said. Nathan Gusman with Melissa Artus, and Axelle Place, right, were headed to a music festival in Sardinia An ear-ring and a bracelet recovered in the car were also used to help identify the victims, Italy's La Stampa daily said. The driver of the car was a young woman from Lautrec, a small town near Toulouse, who was travelling with two friends from Toulouse, according to reports. Melissa on August 2 posted a message on Facebook asking for someone to accompany them to the festival as someone had dropped out of their group. They are believed to have picked up Mr Pouzadoux, who responded to the ad, in Montpellier before continuing across the border into Italy. A French-registered lorry was also found in the debris in which one body was found. Two identity cards were found in the truck. They belonged to two Romanian employees of the French removals firm Alba, reports said. "We remain in contact with the Italian authorities in order to determine the possible presence of more French nationals among the victims," the foreign ministry in Paris said. A fruit and vegetable truck driver who was returning from France to Italy also died. Gennaro Sarnataro, 43, was from Naples. Juan Carlos Pastenes, and his wife Nora Rivera Two employees of a waste management company, who were working in the valley beneath the bridge when it collapsed, were also killed. They were named as Bruno Casagrande, 57, and Mirco Vinci, 30. They were doing shift work in place of regular workers who had gone away on their summer holidays. “They had only just started their contracts,” said Tiziana Merlino, the director of the waste management company AMIU. With Genoa and the surrounding Liguria region in shock, the mayor of the port city declared two days of mourning, starting today. Andrea Cerulli, 48, an avid fan of the local football team, was also killed in the tragedy. His girlfriend and son had gone on holiday but he had stayed behind in Genoa to work. He was killed as he drove to work. Three children were among the dead, according to the Italian media. Among them was an unnamed boy from Florence in Tuscany. Dario Nardella, the mayor of Florence, offered his condolences to the boy’s family but did not say if any of his relatives were among the victims.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:37:20 -0400
  • Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions news

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:52:57 -0400
  • China Is Sending a Trade Envoy to Washington Amid Tariff Dispute news

    The delegation led by a deputy commerce minister will visit in late August to discuss "issues of mutual concern"

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:34:20 -0400
  • 11 Things That Surprisingly Don't Affect Your Credit Score news

    With so many rules to follow and myths to debunk, credit scores can be pretty

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:59:42 -0400
  • 'Twelve Apostles' help migrants cross Mexico news

    In a few minutes, hundreds of undocumented migrants chasing the American dream will ride by atop the train as it passes through her village, Cordoba, crossing the eastern state of Veracruz on its way to the United States. Then one day "The Beast" ground to a halt in Cordoba, and the men jumped to the ground and begged her for help.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:48:36 -0400
  • New Mexico judge gets death threats after granting bail to Muslim compound members news

    A New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said. Police raided the compound in Taos County on Aug. 3 following a tip-off that children held there were starving. In an order published on Tuesday, district Judge Sarah Backus said prosecutors had produced evidence that was "troubling and unusual" but failed to show the defendants abused the children and were a threat to society if released on bail.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:10:35 -0400
  • Obama Photographer Rips Donald Trump Over Omarosa 'Dog' Insult news

    Former White House photographer Pete Souza added his voice to the outrage

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:29:47 -0400
  • Bear wanders into a liquor store in Connecticut news

    A bear has been caught on camera as it took a stroll into a Connecticut off-licence. The mid-sized creature lumbered across a car park in the town of Bristol on August 13, getting close enough to the entrance of Crazy Bruce's Liquors to trigger a sensor that automatically opened an outer door. "Fortunately we had some quick responding employees who locked the doors," the management for the shop commented on Twitter.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:46:32 -0400
  • Pininfarina Ferrari Modulo concept to appear at Pebble Beach news

    Pininfarina's space-age Ferrari 512S Modulo prototype will appear at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, making a run on public roads in preparation.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:41:02 -0400
  • 12 Ways Teachers Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

    Let's be honest, who knows better than them?From Woman's Day

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:31:00 -0400
  • Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision news

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:43:30 -0400
  • Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks progress news

    Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks progressed. An Israeli official said on condition of anonymity that an initial set of "understandings" had been reached with the help of Egypt and United Nations officials, leading to calm over the last several days and the opening of the crossing. Humanitarian issues in the blockaded Gaza Strip and the return of the soldiers can be addressed if calm is maintained, the official said, adding that if not, Israel would return to "aggressive" military action.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:37:06 -0400
  • Heroic Father Suffers Severe Injuries While Trying to Save Son From Balcony Fall news

    The father and son both fell over the railing.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:39:00 -0400
  • Judge threatened over granting bail for suspects in New Mexico compound case news

    The courthouse was locked down after a backlash against the judge's decision culminated in threats.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:06:00 -0400
  • Catholic school to drop name of cardinal accused of inaction news

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A new Catholic school in Baltimore will no longer feature the name of a late cardinal accused of failing to act in the case of priests who abused children in Pennsylvania.

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:46:24 -0400
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