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  • Nikki Haley Declines To Echo Trump's Skepticism About Kavanaugh Accuser news

    U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley distanced herself on Sunday from

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:07:10 -0400
  • Facebook Content Moderator Says Job Gave Her PTSD, Sues Company news

    Imagine the worst, most traumatic content the internet has to offer. Now

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:42:37 -0400
  • Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfaces

    The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came just hours before the New Yorker magazine published an article in which a second woman, identified as Deborah Ramirez, described another instance of alleged sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, also in the 1980s, when both attended Yale University. Ford's agreement to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came a week after she went public in an interview in the Washington Post with her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:57:11 -0400
  • 3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US news

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:23:45 -0400
  • Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede news

    Firefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:42:29 -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
  • Indonesian teenager survives for 49 days adrift at sea in a flimsy hut news

    In a tale of extraordinary human survival, an Indonesian teenager has managed to keep himself alive for 49 days while floating adrift in a flimsy hut for thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working lonely shifts as a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 80 miles off the coast of Indonesia’s North Sulawesi in July when strong winds broke the mooring and pushed him far out to sea.  He was eventually rescued in late August by a ship sailing under a Panama flag that picked him up in the waters near Guam and then dropped him off in Japan, reported the Jakarta Post.  Mr Aldi, who was finally reunited with his family in early September, had struggled to keep his spirits up when 10 passing ships failed to spot his plight, revealed an Indonesian consular official in the southern Japanese city of Osaka. “Aldi said he had been scared and often cried when adrift. Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than ten ships had passed him, none of them stopped,” said Fajar Firdaus, a diplomat.  Mr Aldi’s ordeal finally ended on August 31  Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka /Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka  Mirza Nurhidayat, the Indonesian consul general in Osaka, explained that Mr Aldi’s hut, known as a Rompong, did not have a paddle or an engine.  After his meagre food supplies ran out, he had to catch fish and drink sea water to survive. “After he ran out of cooking gas, he burned the rompong’s wooden fences to make fire for cooking. He drank by sipping water from his clothes,” he said.  Pacific Ocean fish trap rescue map Mr Aldi’s ordeal finally ended on August 31 when he saw the tanker ‘Arpeggio’ sailing nearby. After failing to attract attention by waving a cloth, he switched his radio to an emergency frequency and the ship’s captain picked it up.  The rescue was complicated by high waves and crew members threw a rope to help him as the ship circled his tiny craft. In desperation, Mr Aldi jumped into the water to reach it and was eventually pulled to safety.  Mr Aldi's ordeal has highlighted the perils faced by lamp keepers who take on the isolated job of looking after fish traps Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka  The captain contacted the coastguard of Guam, a tiny US territory, but was told to carry on his planned route to Japan, where Mr Aldi could be helped by his embassy.  Although his journey had a happy ending and Mr Aldi is now in good health, his story has also highlighted the perils faced by lamp keepers who take on the isolated job of looking after fish traps.  Mr Aldi's journey had a happy ending and he is now in good health Credit: Indonesian Consulate General, Osaka  Mr Aldi had been contracted to light lamps around the Rompong to attract and trap fish, and only had a walkie-talkie for company.  His only contact with another human being was once a week when someone would come to harvest the caught fish and give him a fresh batch of food, fuel and water.   

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:38:05 -0400
  • Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republic

    These images show eerily beautiful scenes of abandonment captured by British photographer James Kerwin in Abkhazia on the Black Sea.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:00:47 -0400
  • Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during voting rally news

    Michelle Obama said she hoped to get Nevada residents "fired up" to vote.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:23:47 -0400
  • McConnell calls allegations against Kavanaugh 'a shameful smear' to 'destroy' his reputation news

    With new allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh swirling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of a “shameful smear campaign” intended to derail his confirmation to the high court.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:39:26 -0400
  • Beto O'Rourke Went To Whataburger After Debating Ted Cruz, Air-Drummed A Who Song news

    Likeability has never been Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's strong suit. Even his

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:01:32 -0400
  • Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media news

    Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:17:17 -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
  • 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
  • Equities slide as US and China trade blows news

    Asian and European stocks slid Monday as US tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect, clouding the global economic outlook as the trade war reached a fever pitch.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:56:39 -0400
  • US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria news

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:20:46 -0400
  • Iran appears to soften stance on OPEC oil output increase

    Iran appeared on Sunday to soften its stance on potential increases in OPEC oil output, saying it was the group's responsibility to balance the market if production from Iran or any other member declined. Tehran had previously said no OPEC member was allowed to grab market share from rivals, such as Venezuela or Libya, whose production had declined due to unrest or a lack of investment. Iran itself faces the prospect of much lower oil exports and output in coming months due to fresh U.S. sanctions.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:17:59 -0400
  • Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania news

    Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and remembered those who risked and lost their lives to challenge the Soviet regime in Lithuania. Pre-war Lithuania was home to a thriving Jewish community of more than 200,000 people known as "Litvaks", with its capital Vilnius a hub of learning known as the "Jerusalem of the North".

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:03:40 -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
  • Twitter Roasts Brett Kavanaugh For Calendars He Claims To Have Kept At 17 news

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is providing calendars he kept in 1982

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:53:34 -0400
  • The Latest: Boy wounded in Iran parade attack has died news

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local):

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:34:09 -0400
  • Bill Cosby Faces Sentencing in Sexual Assault Case news

    The 81-year-old was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:42:33 -0400
  • Houston man accused of fondling sleeping Southwest Airlines passenger news

    Police say the 30-year-old is accused of touching a female passenger while she was sleeping on a flight from Hobby Airport.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:36:20 -0400
  • Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?' news

    The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:44:10 -0400
  • 15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World

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    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:07:00 -0400
  • Jihadist group rejects deal for Syria's Idlib, main faction yet to declare stance

    A jihadist faction in the Idlib region of northwestern Syria has rejected a Turkish-Russian deal that requires "radical" insurgents to withdraw from a demilitarized zone, and urged rebels to launch new military operations. While the Huras al-Din faction is not the main Islamist militant group in Idlib, its statement points to objections that may complicate the implementation of the agreement clinched last week by Russia and Turkey. The most powerful jihadist group in the northwest, Tahrir al-Sham, has yet to declare its stance on the deal, under which insurgents must vacate the demilitarized zone by Oct. 15.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:32:59 -0400
  • Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed news

    Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines -- which use baited hooks to catch the predators -- at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:39:47 -0400
  • US trade war with China intensifies as planned talks 'are axed' amid largest ever tariffs news

    The US has hit China with its largest round of tariffs yet in an escalating trade war, as planned talks between the two nations have reportedly been cancelled. The Chinese government accused Donald Trump’s administration of "trade bullying practices" and "intimidating other countries through economic measures" after the US levied tariffs of 10 per cent on $200bn of Chinese products. The latest round of tariffs arrived after $50bn worth were previously applied by both China and the US on each other’s products.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:58:07 -0400
  • Brett Kavanaugh Protester Went To The White House On Her Wedding Day: 'I Believe Women' news

    A woman went straight from her wedding to the White House to show her support

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:56:03 -0400
  • This Week: Nike earns, Fed meeting, GDP estimate news

    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:05:51 -0400
  • Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218 news

    (This new version of the story corrects number of dead in lede.) By Jackson Njehia UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least 218 people. Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested had been carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said late on Saturday the death toll had reached 218. ...

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:34:26 -0400
  • Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines news

    Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans. "There won't be any Porsche diesels in the future," CEO Oliver Blume told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. The Porsche chief conceded the step was a result of the three-year-old "dieselgate" scandal at auto giant Volkswagen, the group to which the luxury sports car brand belongs.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:39:44 -0400
  • Yes, China or Russia Could Beat the Air Force In a War. This Is How. news

    All of the scary details. 

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:00:00 -0400
  • Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid news

    It's just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. SEE ALSO: Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer. We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu. They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. We also confirmed they are moving on the surface. #asteroidlanding — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 A flood of imagery followed as the two hopping rovers — yes, they get around by hopping — set about their important task.  This is a picture from MINERVA-II1. The color photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 21 around 13:08 JST, immediately after separation from the spacecraft. Hayabusa2 is top and Ryugu's surface is below. The image is blurred because the rover is spinning. #asteroidlanding — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 Photo taken by Rover-1B on Sept 21 at ~13:07 JST. It was captured just after separation from the spacecraft. Ryugu's surface is in the lower right. The misty top left region is due to the reflection of sunlight. 1B seems to rotate slowly after separation, minimising image blur. — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 This dynamic photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 22 at around 11:44 JST. It was taken on Ryugu's surface during a hop. The left-half is the surface of Ryugu, while the white region on the right is due to sunlight. (Hayabusa2 Project) — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 You can keep up with the status of Hayabusa2's mission on JAXA's English-language website right here. There's also a post from JAXA discussing the mission here. As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the world’s first rover (mobile exploration robot) to land on the surface of an asteroid. This is also the first time for autonomous movement and picture capture on an asteroid surface." WATCH: Elon Musk just unveiled images of SpaceX's ship that he hopes will be key to bringing people to Mars

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:24:32 -0400
  • Trump Supreme Court nominee rejects 'false accusations' news

    "The truth is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise," Kavanaugh said in an interview on Fox News Channel’s "The Story with Martha MacCallum," to air on Monday evening. The allegations, dating to the 1980s, have put in jeopardy Kavanaugh's chances of winning confirmation to the top U.S. court in a Senate narrowly controlled by Trump's party, with high-stakes congressional elections just weeks away. Confirmation of the federal appeals court judge to the lifetime job would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:17:18 -0400
  • The 2019 Subaru Forester Goes for Mass Appeal news

    As we type this, Subaru is chasing its 82nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. This comes as no surprise to those of us who live and work in Car and Driver’s hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it seems that every other car is an Outback. A brand name that once conjured images of rally racing is now more synonymous with trips to the grocery store, and with this new generation the Forester has lost both its manual transmission and its available turbocharged engine, with no signs that either will make a return.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:59:00 -0400
  • Brent oil jumps to four-year high near $81 news

    Brent oil soared Monday close to $81, reaching the highest level since November 2014 after OPEC and other global producers snubbed pressure from US President Donald Trump to dampen prices. Oil leapt after the world's top producers decided to maintain output during a meeting in Algeria at the weekend. A committee comprised of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel and non-OPEC producers said it was satisfied with the current market outlook, which represented "an overall healthy balance between supply and demand".

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:44:13 -0400
  • North Carolina Good Samaritan Who Saved 27 Cats and Dogs During Hurricane Florence Arrested for Lack of Permit news

    Tammie Hedges opened an emergency shelter but could now pay a steep price.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:56:56 -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
  • Boston Scientific's drug-coated stent gets FDA approval

    The medical device maker intends to launch Eluvia in the fourth quarter, Jeff Mirviss, president of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions division, told Reuters. Eluvia, approved in Europe since 2016, targets the 8.5 million people in the United States who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), a painful condition caused by plaque buildup in the arteries of the limbs. Eluvia is a tiny wire mesh scaffolding with a drug-polymer coating that releases paclitaxel, an existing chemotherapy drug, for about a year to prevent reclogging.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:46:57 -0400
  • Rumors Flew That Rod Rosenstein Resigned or Was Fired. Here's Why It Would Matter Which Happened news

    Rumors swirled Monday that Rod Rosenstein was about to resign or be fired. Here's why it would matter which one happened.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:01:29 -0400
  • Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria news

    Russia's military Sunday blamed "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce for the downing of one of its planes in Syria last week, and denounced the "adventurism" of Israeli pilots. Israel strongly disputed the assertion and vowed it will continue to act against Iranian targets in neighbouring Syria. A Syrian air defence missile downed the Russian Ilyushin Il-20 military plane on September 17, killing all 15 soldiers aboard and threatening to damage relations between Russia and Israel, which three years ago set up a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:19:50 -0400
  • Toyota is jumping on the Android Auto bandwagon: report news

    Just a week after Google revealed its partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to create intelligent infotainment systems using Android, Toyota has reportedly agreed to use Android Auto. According to a Bloomberg source, Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to put the Android infotainment system directly into their cars, an agreement taking place not long after the company's decision to make their vehicles compatible with Apple's CarPlay earlier this year. The new level of connectivity being introduced to Toyota products is likely to bring in new customers who may have previously avoided the brand due to the compatibility delay with the Google software, especially since more than 80% of smartphones use this OS.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:36:41 -0400
  • As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal news

    "You can't," the official said, and with just six weeks until the next wave of U.S. sanctions hits Iran on Nov. 4, European diplomats acknowledge he was right. The European Union has failed to design a workable legal shield for its companies in Iran to beat the global reach of the U.S. financial system and defy President Trump, the diplomats say. EU-Iranian trade this year is running at 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion) a month, but this is expected to fall as big European companies pull out and Iranian oil exports are choked off by U.S. sanctions.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:24:29 -0400
  • The 57 Most Delish Coffee Cakes

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    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:44:00 -0400
  • Trump on Twitter (Sept 24) - U.S.-Korea Agreement, UNGA news

    The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : - "Remarks by President Trump at 'Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem' Event" #UNGA [1017 EDT] - Today, we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together! #UNGA [1255 EDT] - It was my great honor to welcome and meet with President @moonriver365 Jae-in of South Korea today, in New York City! http://45.wh. ...

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:31:51 -0400
  • Our Favorite Light Fixtures Right Now news

    Rustic, retro, or refined, our favorite fixtures showcase the materials of the moment

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • Man Accused of Killing Former Girlfriend Claims She Took Her Own Life news

    A Tennessee man accused of killing his former girlfriend pleaded guilty when he faced a judge for the first time Monday morning.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:18:58 -0400
  • Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

    SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners teammates stood and applauded and "God Bless America" played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle's clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:54:30 -0400
  • Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry news

    Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in fresh clashes on the Gaza border Sunday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said. Imad Ishtawi, 21, was shot in the head, the ministry said, as Palestinians again gathered along the border east of Gaza City late Sunday in the latest in months of often violent demonstrations. The strip's Islamist rulers Hamas had been rumoured to be seeking a lasting truce with Israel but the indirect talks have seemingly stalled, with protests subsequently increasing in number.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:55:33 -0400
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