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  • ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

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    The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:41:23 -0400
  • Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal

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    It’s been 20 years since the sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:30:09 -0400
  • Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

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    A man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:01:17 -0400
  • 'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'

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    According to a lengthy "New Yorker" magazine profile of Mike Pence, the president has been known to mock the vice president’s evangelical values behind closed doors.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:27:48 -0400
  • Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

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    Activist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:05:57 -0400
  • Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

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    Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:56:07 -0400
  • Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

    A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:52:58 -0400
  • Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

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    Human remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week.  The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps  to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron. The captured animal was examined in Cairns on Tuesday, with human remains found inside. A Saltwater Crocodile is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park in Sydney  Credit:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images "Investigations continue with officers preparing a report for the coroner," police said. Isabella Eggins, a granddaughter of Ms Cameron, said  last week the family feared she had died in tragic circumstances. “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my mother Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances,” Ms Eggins said on Facebook. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to seven metres long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of the vast continent's tropical north and kill an average of two people a year. A series of crocodile attacks in the region in recent years has prompted calls for the state government to order a cull – a move that has so far been rejected. Ms Cameron's family also said they did not want to see any crocs culled. "The crocodiles... are not responsible for being crocodiles, and doing what crocodiles do," her son Craig Eggins said, according to the Cairns Post.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:23:23 -0400
  • Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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    Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:46:09 -0400
  • Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into Hiding

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    Where is Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino security guard shot earlier this month during a confrontation with the Las Vegas gunman?

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:39 -0400
  • Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

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    By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:59:58 -0400
  • 'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning death

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    BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:25:52 -0400
  • Trump: Ask Gen. Kelly If He Got A Call From Obama?

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    During a interview, President Trump claims that President Obama did not call General Kelly after his son died in Afghanistan.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:07:14 -0400
  • Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

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    The Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented youths from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:14:18 -0400
  • Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

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    Authorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:29 -0400
  • Bill Cosby Accusers Demand Academy Kick Out Cosby And Polanski Too

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    Two of the more than 50 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault are demanding he and film producer Roman Polanski be immediately removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:57:02 -0400
  • Hospital delays life-saving kidney transplant for toddler after his donor father violates parole

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    Life-saving surgery for a two-year-old boy has been put on hold due to what his mother describes as red tape at the hospital. A J was born without kidneys and suffered a stroke two months ago. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta decided to delay surgery until next year after finding out Mr Burgess violated his parole when he was charged with possession of a firearm.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:43:50 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton breaks toe falling down stairs, misses BBC interview

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    Hillary Clinton was delayed arriving for the filming of the BBC's Graham Norton Show due to a broken toe. The former US presidential candidate arrived for the recording of Norton's BBC One show wearing a surgical boot. Mrs Clinton said: "I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards. "I tried to get up and it really hurt. I've broken my toe. I've received excellent care from your excellent health service." Mrs Clinton is said to be "very apologetic" after missing her slot on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour due to delays. The former presidential candidate was due to speak about why she lost the 2016 US presidential election to Republican Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton appeared on the BBC's Graham Norton Show wearing a surgical boot. Credit: Ian West/PA Presenter Jane Garvey apologised to listeners close to the programme's end, saying: "Hillary Clinton has been delayed this morning, as I've already said ... she's not going to make it before the end of the programme. I'm really, really sorry about that. I think you probably understand just how sorry I am. "But we are working very, very hard to get this interview rescheduled and Hillary Clinton is very apologetic. "So what can I say, that's the situation." It follows a string of late arrivals by the former US secretary of state over the weekend. Mrs Clinton was about 45 minutes late for a speech at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday to promote her new book, What Happened. She was also delayed a similar amount of time on Saturday, when she was presented with an honorary doctorate at Swansea University. Meanwhile, her husband Bill was forced to postpone a planned intervention in Northern Ireland's political stalemate because of storm Ophelia. The Press Association understands the former US president had been due in the region on Monday to meet warring political parties as they continue to struggle to reach a deal to restore the collapsed Executive. But the visit was called off at late notice due to the severe weather warnings. It is understood the visit may still take place on Tuesday.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:56:14 -0400
  • Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

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    Deborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:10:50 -0400
  • Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

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    DENVER (AP) — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:52:03 -0400
  • Boeing could rebut Airbus deal with new plane, partner

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    Bombardier's alliance with Airbus creates new hurdles for Boeing, but the US giant could respond by deepening its collaboration with Brazil's Embraer and launching a new aircraft, analysts say. The surprise deal with Airbus was designed to let Bombardier proceed with its C Series program and avert draconian US sanctions that had been ordered in a preliminary Commerce Department decision in response to a Boeing complaint. "Anything that's good for Airbus is bad for Boeing of course," said Jim Corridore, an analyst at CFRA Research, summarizing the reaction of many observers to the Airbus-Bombardier venture.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:40:39 -0400
  • Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion after being captured by Taliban

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    US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl - who was held hostage by the Taliban for five years after going missing from his post in Afghanistan - has pleaded guilty to desertion. The 31-year-old, who disappeared from a remote combat outpost in the summer of 2009 and was called “a traitor” by Donald Trump, also pleaded guilty to a charge of misbehaviour before the enemy. Bergdahl, from Idaho, was held for five years by the Haqqani network, the same militant faction linked to the Taliban, that held American Caitlan Coleman and her family hostage for five years until being freed last Wednesday.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:29:00 -0400
  • Side-By-Side ‘Before And After’ Photos Show What Having Kids Does To You

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    A New York dad’s Instagram callout is showing just how much kids wear out their parents.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:28:24 -0400
  • Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Over White Nationalist Richard Spencer's University Speech

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    Gov. Rick Scott said a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent"

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:10:09 -0400
  • Lena Headey Recalls How Harvey Weinstein Made Her Feel 'Powerless'

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    As women come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, they paint an increasingly clear picture of the once-powerful studio executive’s disturbing predatory behavior.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:39 -0400
  • Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

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    WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:27 -0400
  • Defeated Isil 'cowards' take the bus home as Raqqa, capital of terrorism, is defeated at last

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    The Islamic State’s “capital” fell on Tuesday after US-backed forces declared victory in the Syrian city where the jihadist group plotted attacks on the West. Brig Gen Talal Silo, the spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, said that clashes with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters in Raqqa had stopped, ending their three-year reign of terror in the city.  “The SDF is now in control of the former capital of terrorism," Mr Sllo told the Daily Telegraph. “A formal declaration will be made from the city soon, after the clearing operations end. Raqqa is still full of landmines.” The fighters limped out from their final redoubt in Raqqa’s central hospital on Tuesday and onto waiting buses. Rojda Felat, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander, waves her group's flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqqa on October 17, 2017.  Credit: AFP Having promised to fight to the death for the capital of their so-called caliphate, in the end Islamic State's jihadists surrendered after realising they had been cornered. “Cowards to the end,” said Macer Gifford, a Briton fighting alongside the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa. He has been battling Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants in the city since the start of the offensive in June and was there to watch some of the last of them flee. “It was difficult to see them so close and to just watch them leave,” the former currency trader from Oxford told the Telegraph. ISIS leaving Raqqa hospital. Cowards until the end... pic.twitter.com/sE6K3nPgHh— Macer Gifford (@macergifford) October 17, 2017 After a devastating four-month battle, the remaining 200-odd fighters gave up their fight and agreed to an evacuation deal which saw them bused out of the city to the last-remaining slivers of territory still under the jihadists’s control to the south. The final black flag was taken down from the city’s stadium, which had been used as a prison during Isil's brutal three-year rule and had become synonymous with the group’s violent excesses. Photos showed Kurdish female fighters of the SDF waving their own yellow flag in its place. Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces gesture the "V" sign in Raqqa, Syria October 17, 2017 Credit:  REUTERS All that was left to do was check the many tunnels Isil had dug for sleeper cells and IEDs, Talal Silo, the SDF"s spokesman, said. “A formal declaration will be made from the city soon, after the clearing operations end. Raqqa is still full of landmines,” Mr Silo told the Daily Telegraph. “But the SDF is now in control of the former capital of terrorism." During the campaign for Raqqa the city suffered massive devastation from Isil's mines as well as from US-led coalition air strikes which left most of its buildings levelled and in ruins. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor put the overall death toll for the battle at 3,250, including fighters and civilians, but said hundreds were still missing or unaccounted for. Five British volunteers were also killed. Isil’s use of civilians as human shields forced the coalition to rely on coordinated air strikes, at a heavy cost. Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces are seen in Raqqa, Syria October 17, 2017 Credit: REUTERS “They never fought us face-to-face like men,” Mr Gifford, who uses a pseudonym, told the Telegraph by phone. “They would just shoot at us from sniper positions and drive at us with car bombs. “They surrounded themselves with women and children, which they used as protection against the strikes.”   An international charity group says tens of thousands of people who did manage to flee are now in desperate need of aid and that the nearby camps are "bursting at the seams."   With the high levels of destruction reported in and around the city, most families have nowhere to return home and are likely to stay in camps for months or years to come. The militants seized the city in early 2014 in a blitzkrieg offensive across Syria and neighbouring Iraq, making it the headquarters of its self-styled "caliphate". At one point they controlled approximately a third of Syria and a third of Iraq, making up a quasi-state the size of Britain. So confident was the group during its height they threatened to conquer Rome.   Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the anti-Isil coalition, said on Tuesday the fall of Raqqa would deny Isil the "well spring" that provided planning and support for terror operations in Syria and around the world.   The effect the loss of the city, which had become the administrative heart of the Islamic State, will have on the group cannot be underestimated. It was from Raqqa its miliants filmed their slickly produced and often gory propaganda videos which lured thousands of recruits from around the world to join them. They plotted the most devastating attacks on Europe from the city’s internet cafes. It was from the hills outside Raqqa Briton Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as Jihadi John, executed two of his countrymen in videos which shocked the world in 2014. The jihadists would continue to rule over the city’s residents with an ultra-conservative and brutal interpretation of Sharia law for another three years. Schools were closed and children were sent to mosques for indoctrination into jihad and camps for military training. Adults were stoned to death and beheaded for infractions as minor as smoking or listening to music. But the group's fortunes changed dramatically after Iraqi forces began their offensive to retake its most prized territory of Mosul last year. And in recent months in Syria they have been forced back into a strip of the Euphrates valley and surrounding desert. A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces takes a selfie as he stands near rubble at a damaged site in Raqqa Credit: Reuters Now more than 85 per cent of Isil’s territory in Syria has been liberated and around 90 per cent in Iraq. But experts say Isil will remain a serious threat for the foreseeable future, despite its significant territorial losses. And that while the battle may be over, the war is yet to be won. “Today marks the end of Caliphate ISIS, but the beginning of Insurgency ISIS,” said Hassan Hassan, a resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. Charlie Winter, a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, warned that its ideology would linger long after its "caliphate" was gone. "I don't think it's simply a question of taking away the Islamic State's territory and the Islamic State's idea disappears," he said. He said the group saw itself as successful, having "managed to declare a caliphate and keep it going" - something unprecedented in modern jihadism.   Additional reporting by Luna Safwan in Beirut

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:18:50 -0400
  • Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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    Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:10:39 -0400
  • Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From Terrorists

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:26:26 -0400
  • Behold the first Polestar, a 600hp hyper coupé

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    If every car that it builds is exciting as the Polestar 1, Volvo's decision to spin off its racing and tuning arm as a standalone environmentally responsible sportscar company could be one of the best it's ever made. Unveiled at a special event in China, where the new cars will be built, the Polestar 1 will go on sale in 2019 and is described by its creators as a 2+2 grand tourer coupé. "Polestar 1 is the first car to carry the Polestar on the bonnet.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:19:55 -0400
  • Virginia's Governor Race Is Shaping Up To Be A Close One

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    Virginians will head to the polls to choose a new governor in less than a month, and as three new surveys show, the race is shaping up to be a close one.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:04:52 -0400
  • The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit

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    The photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of two horses and a dog has quickly risen to the top of Reddit today (Oct. 13), with more than 65,000 likes. A team of archaeologists led by Veselin Ignatov, of the Istoricheski muzej Nova Zagora, a museum in Bulgaria, discovered the 2,000-year-old wooden chariot in 2008. In 2009, Ignatov and his team also found a brick tomb, containing the remains of a man dressed in what appears to be armor, near the chariot.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:03:00 -0400
  • Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

    This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:42:33 -0400
  • Donna Karan Apologizes Again For Victim-Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers

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    Donna Karan came under fire last week for comments she made in response to accusations of sexual assault and abuse leveled at disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:43:09 -0400
  • Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

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    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Sixteen inmates have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and face life in prison if convicted in the death of a corrections officer during February's riot at Delaware's maximum-security lockup.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:17:28 -0400
  • China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term. Xi's speech will kick off the twice-a-decade congress, a week-long, mostly closed-door conclave that will culminate with the selection of a new Politburo Standing Committee that will rule China's 1.4 billion people for the next half-decade.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:15:57 -0400
  • In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

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    Scientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:43 -0400
  • Buy These Popular Toys Now -- Before They Sell Out This Holiday Season

    Given that it's only October, you're probably thinking more about Halloween than holiday shopping. Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon have released their predictions for the hottest holiday toys. Hatchimals Surprise Twin-Puppadee ($69.99) is an egg in which a pair of twin creatures are hiding and waiting for some loving attention.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:38:40 -0400
  • Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: Cops

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    Instead of helping, the female customer, known as a regular of the 7-Eleven, reached into his pocket and took his credit card, local authorities said.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:26:00 -0400
  • North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

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    North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:04:56 -0400
  • Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

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    Sometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC — Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 “This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse.  Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:04 -0400
  • Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Ukraine

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    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand government protesters rallied outside Ukraine's parliament Tuesday and some urged President Petro Poroshenko to step down.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:24:32 -0400
  • Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

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    A new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:17:57 -0400
  • Lawyer: Chinese mom's confession should be kept out of trial

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    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A police interview in which a Chinese woman acknowledged killing her 5-year-old daughter should be excluded from her murder trial because an interpreter wasn't present, her defense attorney argued.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:42:06 -0400
  • These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:31:04 -0400
  • Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

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    A family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:12:54 -0400
  • Secret of gold finally found: precious metals are forged in cataclysmic collision of neutron stars

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    The secret of creating gold has fascinated alchemists for thousands of years, but now scientists have finally solved the mystery. Precious metals are forged in the cataclysmic collision of neutron stars and then flung out into the universe where they eventually aggregate with other stardust into larger bodies, like planets or comets. Previously scientists had theorised that such cosmic smashes could create the vast amount of energy needed to create gold, platinum and silver, but for the first time, they have actually recorded it happening. On August 17, astronomers in the US picked up a signal from two neutron stars crashing together 130 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Jets and Debris from a Neutron Star Collision 00:44 The impact, known as a ‘kilanova’ was so powerful that it shook not only space but also time, sending ripples - or gravitational waves - through the fabric of the universe. After the ripple was detected on Earth, astronomers across the world pointed their telescopes to the area of space from which it had originated and soon also picked up the bright afterglow from the collision. Inside that light were the distinct chemical signatures for gold, silver and platinum. Dr Joe Lyman, of the University of Warwick, who was observing at the European Southern Observatory, in Germany, was the first to alert the scientific community to the fact they were witnessing a completely new event. The neutron star crash was so powerful it shook time and space sending a ripple out across the universe  Credit: LSC/Sonoma State University  “The observations showed we were observing a kilonova, an object whose light is powered by extreme nuclear reactions,” he said. “This tells us that the heavy elements, like the gold or platinum in jewellery, are the cinders, forged in the billion degree remnants of a merging neutron star.” Neutron stars are created when giant stars die in spectacular supernovas. Their cores collapse, allowing protons and electrons to meld together to form neutrons, creating small yet incredibly dense stars. Just a teaspoon of neutron star material would have a mass of about a billion tons. Einstein?s theory about gravitational waves explained 02:01 The two stars which were detected in August were as heavy as our Sun, yet only six miles (10km) across. They existed in a galaxy called NGC 4993. The pair drew towards each other over millions of years, and revolved around each other increasingly quickly as they got closer – eventually spinning around each other five hundred times per second, until they crashed, forming either a larger neutron star or collapsing into a black hole. The origins of gold The spacetime ripples created by the collision were detected by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Washington and Louisiana (Ligo). It was here the first discovery of gravitational waves was made in September 2015, confirming a prediction made by Albert Einstein 100 years ago and earning three pioneers of the project a Nobel Prize. In that instance, black holes collided so only the ripples were detected because everything else was swallowed inside. But neutron stars are relatively lighter than black holes, so when they collide and merge, a small part of their mass and radiation does escape and can be detected along with gravitational waves. The Theory of Relativity Professor David Wiltshire, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Canterbury, said: “The first discovery of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars is an historic event. “It is every bit as exciting as the first discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes. Since this involves neutron stars that radiate light, for the first time we can also see what is going on in an extreme astronomical event that shakes up space-time.” Dr J.J. Eldridge, astrophysicist at the University of Auckland, added: “We’re all made of stardust, but gold, silver and platinum are made of neutron stardust. “In this particular event, it’s likely that 100s or 1000s of Earth masses of gold and other elements were made. If the rate of neutron stars mergers is as high as we now think, these dying stars are now the source of most of these elements in the universe.” The discovery has also solved the mystery of what creates short wave gamma ray bursts which are picked up on Earth and could help pinpoint how fast the universe is expanding. Dr Samantha Oates, of Warwick’s Astronomy and Astrophysics group added: “This discovery has answered three questions that astronomers have been puzzling for decades: what happens when neutron stars merge? What causes the short duration gamma-ray bursts? Where are the heavy elements, like gold, made? In the space of about a week all three of these mysteries were solved.” The new findings were published in research papers in the journals Nature, Nature Astronomy and Science.  

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400
  • 108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable

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    The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force’s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become “concurrency orphans” — airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:54:00 -0400
  • Trump's Gaffe About the 'Arabian Gulf' Enraged Iran More Than His Strategy

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    Not the ones you'd expect

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:46:50 -0400
  • Ariel Winter stuns on the cover of LaPalme Magazine's Fall 2017 issue: Exclusive

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    Ariel Winter is opening up about her contentious relationship with her mother.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:01:00 -0400
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