CNN Panel Openly Questions Whether Trump Is Fit For Office After Wild Arizona Rally
Members of a CNN panel on Tuesday openly questioned whether President Donald Trump is mentally fit for office after he held a boisterous and unrestrained rally in Phoenix.
08/23/2017 - 11:31 AM
Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spat
Louise Linton, the 36-year-old Scottish actress newly wedded to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, sparked a national kerfuffle Monday when she got into a spat with one of her Instagram followers.
08/22/2017 - 03:08 PM
Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona
MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.
08/22/2017 - 09:31 PM
New ISIS Video Shows American Child For The First Time
The child says his father was a U.S. soldier who fought against jihadists in Iraq.
08/23/2017 - 03:18 PM
U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in Asia
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap. Aucoin's removal comes after a pre-dawn collision between a guided-missile destroyer and a merchant vessel east of Singapore and Malaysia on Monday, the fourth major incident in the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year. "Admiral Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," the U.S. Navy said in a press release.
08/23/2017 - 05:57 AM
Republican leader Mitch McConnell 'doubts whether Trump can salvage his administration'
The top Republican in the Senate is said to be privately questioning whether Donald Trump can “salvage” his administration and has reportedly not spoken to the President for weeks. The cold relationship between Mr Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could threaten the Republican legislative agenda, which is already months behind schedule. Members of the party face several urgent deadlines when they return to Washington next month, and Mr Trump has still not secured a major legislative victory since being inaugurated in January.
08/22/2017 - 05:07 PM
Mystery deaths of HL Hunley submarine crew solved - they accidentally killed themselves
The mystery of how the crew of one of the world’s first submarines died has finally been solved - they accidentally killed themselves. The HL Hunley sank on February 17 1864 after torpedoing the USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbour, South Carolina, during American Civil War. She was one of the first submarines ever to be used in conflict, and the first to sink a battleship. It was assumed the blast had ruptured the sub, drowning its occupants, but when the Hunley was raised in 2000, salvage experts were amazed to find the eight-man crew poised as if they had been caught completely unawares by the tragedy. All were still sitting in their posts and there was no evidence that they had attempted to flee the foundering vessel. The submarine being raised in 2000 Credit: US Navy Now researchers at Duke University believe they have the answer. Three years of experiments on a mini-test sub have shown that the torpedo blast would have created a shockwave great enough to instantly rupture the blood vessels in the lungs and brains of the submariners. "This is the characteristic trauma of blast victims, they call it 'blast lung,'" Dr Rachel Lance. “You have an instant fatality that leaves no marks on the skeletal remains. Unfortunately, the soft tissues that would show us what happened have decomposed in the past hundred years.” The Hunley's torpedo was not a self-propelled bomb, but a copper keg of 135 pounds of gunpowder held ahead and slightly below the Hunley's bow on a 16-foot pole called a spar The sub rammed this spar into the enemy ship's hull and the bomb exploded. The furthest any of the crew was from the blast was about 42 feet. The shockwave of the blast travelled about 1500 meters per second in water, and 340 m/sec in air, the researchers calculate. The bodies of the crew were found sitting in their positions around the central crankshaft which made the submarine move Credit: Reuters While a normal blast shockwave travelling in air should last less than 10 milliseconds, Lance calculated that the Hunley crew's lungs were subjected to 60 milliseconds or more of trauma. "That creates kind of a worst case scenario for the lungs," added Dr Lance. “Shear forces would tear apart the delicate structures where the blood supply meets the air supply, filling the lungs with blood and killing the crew instantly. “It's likely they also suffered traumatic brain injuries from being so close to such a large blast. "All the physical evidence points to the crew taking absolutely no action in response to a flood or loss of air. If anyone had survived, they may have tried to release the keel ballast weights, set the bilge pumps to pump water, or tried to get out the hatches, but none of these actions were taken.” A painting of the HL Hunley Credit: Conrad Wise Chapman The fate of the crew of the 40-foot Hunley remained a mystery until 1995, when the submarine was discovered about 300 meters away from the Housatonic's resting place. Raised in 2000, the submarine is currently undergoing study and conservation in Charleston by a team of Clemson University scientists. Initially, the discovery of the submarine only seemed to deepen the mystery. The crewmen's skeletons were found still at their stations along a hand-crank that drove the cigar-shaped craft. They suffered no broken bones, the bilge pumps had not been used and the air hatches were closed. Except for a hole in one conning tower and a small window that may have been broken, the sub was remarkably intact. Speculation about their deaths has included suffocation and drowning. The new study involved repeatedly setting blasts near a scale model, shooting authentic weapons at historically accurate iron plate and calculating human respiration and the transmission of blast energy. The research was published in PLOS ONE.
08/23/2017 - 02:00 PM
Woman Lost In Woods For Month Was High On Meth, Police Say
"Me, personally, I think she was on meth," said Bullock County Sherrif Raymond Rodgers.
08/23/2017 - 01:02 PM
Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead after lashing southern China
The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 16 Thursday after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China, blacking out Macau's mega-casinos and battering Hong Kong's skyscrapers. Eight died in the gambling hub of Macau, where local media showed cars underwater and people swimming along what are normally streets. The Macau government said two bodies were found in a flooded carpark early Thursday, but details on the remaining victims were not immediately available.
08/24/2017 - 01:57 AM
Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $700 million
The odds against winning are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.
08/23/2017 - 01:59 PM
Breitbart News Wants Trump To Know His Base Is Not Happy About Afghanistan
Breitbart News had a clear message for President Donald Trump following his speech on the war in Afghanistan Monday night: His voter base is not happy.
08/22/2017 - 10:46 AM
Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually killed.
08/22/2017 - 06:50 PM
2019 Jeep Wrangler Pickup: Everything We Know
We can't wait for this truck.
08/22/2017 - 09:52 AM
Danish police identify torso as missing submarine journalist
By Julie Astrid Thomsen and Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a Danish inventor on board his home-made submarine. Wall, who was researching a story on inventor Peter Madsen, went missing after he took her out to sea in his 17-metre (56-foot) submarine on Aug. 10. Announcing the results of tests on the torso, discovered by a passing cyclist on Monday, police spokesman Jens Moller said it had suffered damage suggesting "an attempt to make sure air and gas inside should leave the body so that it would not rise from the seabed".
08/23/2017 - 06:40 AM
Donald Trump's fitness to lead 'in question' after Phoenix rally, says former Director of National Intelligence
Donald Trump's address to supporters in Phoenix was "downright scary" and called into question the President's fitness to lead, according to a former top US intelligence official. James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, said he also thought Mr Trump's divisive remarks showed he might be "looking for a way out" of the office. Mr Trump's sometimes venomous speech in Arizona took aim at the "crooked media" and both the state's Republican senators, Jeff Flake and John McCain, with whom he has clashed previously.
08/23/2017 - 05:13 AM
Remains of US sailors found on warship that collided off Singapore
Divers have found the remains of some of the 10 sailors who went missing when a US destroyer collided with a tanker off Singapore, the navy said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident involving an American warship. The US Navy has announced a fleet-wide global investigation after the incident Monday involving the USS John S. McCain and the merchant vessel, which left a gaping gash in the destroyer's hull.
08/22/2017 - 10:19 AM
Woman Claims 'False Imprisonment' On 'Burning Hot' Plane: 'We Were Melting'
“It was burning hot,” she said. “We were melting.”
08/23/2017 - 02:23 PM
'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and China
Dozens of people were injured and at least three dead after a powerful typhoon barrelled into Hong Kong and the nearby city of Macao before hitting China on Wednesday, reports said. Thousands were evacuated from their homes in southern China as Typhoon Hato - the worst storm in the region for five years - slammed into the mainland after flooding streets and uprooting trees in Hong Kong. The maximum category 10 storm had forced Hong Kong’s stock market to close and caused at least 400 flights at the city’s airport to be cancelled. A man walks out on a low-lying wharf while large waves caused by Typhoon Hato break along the waterfront in Hong Kong's Lamma Island Credit: AFP Only one service - a KLM flight from Amsterdam – landed on Wednesday morning when the storm’s force was at its height, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. Packing winds of up to 155 kmh (95 mph), the typhoon shattered windows on the city’s skyscrapers, flooded low-lying areas and blew over public bins across the financial hub. The No. 10 signal has only been hoisted 14 other times since 1946, or one for every 72 storms, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. The last time it went up was for Typhoon Vicente in 2012. Hato also brought large-scale power cuts to the gambling hub of Macao, where hotels were turning away customers because of power issues, the SCMP said. A taxi drives on a flooded street as typhoon Hato passes Hong Kong, Credit: EPA Reports in the former Portuguese colony said three people had been killed, while Reuters said 34 were injured in Hong Kong. The centre of the storm skirted around Hong Kong, but was close enough to be considered a direct hit under the city’s storm warning system. However, it made landfall at midday (05.00am GMT) at Zhuhai, in China’s Guangdong province, Xinhua said. A Chinese sanitation worker rides a bicycle against the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato on a road along the seacoast in Zhuhai in China's southern Guangdong province Credit: AFP The Chinese state news agency also said that “thousands of people were evacuated” as the storm approached, and that 400 fishermen were told to return to harbour. “Guangdong's flood relief agency said Hato could cause severe damage because it is growing stronger as it nears shore,” the news agency said. “The typhoon also comes at a time when the Guangdong coast was busy with tourists and fish farm workers.”
08/23/2017 - 05:10 AM
Chelsea Manning Has Epic Response To Tweeter Who Wants Her 'Shot For Treason'
Former Army intelligence analyst and transgender activist Chelsea Manning responded in the best way Monday night to a violent message she received on Twitter.
08/22/2017 - 11:15 AM
What We Know About the U.S.'s New Nuclear Missile
The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent will replace the venerable Minuteman III ICBM, but does the Air Force even need it?
08/23/2017 - 09:16 AM
The stray dogs of Chernobyl
An estimated 900 stray dogs live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, many of them likely the descendants of dogs left behind following the mass evacuation of residents in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called the Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the nonprofit Clean Futures Fund. Participants capture the dogs, study their radiation exposure, vaccinate them against parasites and diseases including rabies, tag the dogs and release them again into the exclusion zone.
08/22/2017 - 12:28 PM
Cross-burning victims to priest: Apology is not enough
WASHINGTON (AP) — Phillip and Barbara Butler hadn't given much thought to the man who burned a cross on their front lawn 40 years ago.
08/23/2017 - 07:24 PM
Trump aide referenced setting up meeting with Putin in previously unseen email, according to reports
An aide to Donald Trump referenced an effort to connect campaign officials with Russian President Vladimir Putin during last year’s presidential campaign, according to CNN. The report said investigators who are probing potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russia unearthed an email in which Rick Dearborn, who now works in the White House, mentioned an intermediary who hoped to arrange a meeting between Mr Putin and the Trump campaign. Mr Dearbon declined the network's request for comment, and White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to “comment on potentially leaked documents”.
08/23/2017 - 08:26 PM
Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments
A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.
08/22/2017 - 06:14 PM
Casey Anthony Apparently Abandons Caylee’s Gravesite
The memorial is covered in dirt and overgrown.
08/23/2017 - 12:16 PM
U.S. erred in declining protections for remote grizzly bears: judge
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers erred when they declined to list as endangered a small population of grizzly bears in the remote reaches of Idaho and northwest Montana, a federal judge has ruled in what conservationists on Wednesday hailed as a huge victory. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2014 determined the fewer than 50 grizzlies that roam the Cabinet Mountains and Yaak River drainage in the Northern Rockies were not in danger of extinction and did not warrant re-classifying as endangered or threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.
08/23/2017 - 07:08 PM
School Blocks 4-Year-Old Boy With Long Hair From Attending: 'It's Outrageous and Outdated'
The school district said the boy's long locks are against their policy.
08/22/2017 - 01:20 PM
Malia Obama Arrived At Harvard And Oh Man, Kids Grow Up So Fast
It seems like just yesterday Malia Obama was a too-cute tot.
08/23/2017 - 11:51 AM
'A very bad day': Kim Jong-un orders production of more warhead tips as North Korea reveals missile plans
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, has ordered his scientists to step up production of warheads and solid fuel rocket engines for long-range ballistic missiles. Requests in recent days from both South Korea and the United States for Pyongyang to halt its provocations and return to the discussion table appear to have fallen on deaf ears after Mr Kim was shown making his demand during a visit to the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defence Sciences. "He instructed the institute to produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips" through the use of carbon compounds, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Wednesday. Pictures show Mr Kim touring the research facility, trailed by uniformed officials assiduously scribbling in notebooks. Pukguksong-3 pic.twitter.com/Cf2Uz9unwU— Dave Schmerler (@DaveSchmerler) August 23, 2017 The displays and diagrams on the walls of the facility provided further hints about the regime's missile programmes, including the Pukguksong-2, an intermediate-range ballistic missile that is under development and was first test launched in February this year. The nuclear-capable missile uses a solid-fuel propellant and is a significant improvement on the regime's earlier weapons, which were liquid-fuelled and took a long time to prepare for launch, making them easier to detect and counteract. Road-mobile, the 30-foot Pukguksong-2 is believed to have a range of more than 1,200 miles. If I understand North Korean propaganda, this is their way of telling us what we'll see in the air in the coming year.— Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) August 23, 2017 The images have caused renewed concern among experts, with Jeffrey Lewis, the US expert in nuclear and nonproliferation and geopolitics, tweeting, "Maybe we should stop underestimating them". George Herbert, an analyst, broke down the implications on Twitter, adding: "Today is a very bad day." Mr Kim's latest "field guidance" is the first since August 14, when he visited the headquarters of the arm of the North Korean military that conducts missile launches. In July, North Korea fired two Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missiles, which analysts believe have the range to reach virtually all the continental US. Questions remain, however, over whether the North's scientists have been able to achieve atmospheric re-entry for a warhead. Graphic: North Korea missile launch Most recently, North Korea threatened to launch intermediate-range missiles into waters close to the US Pacific territory of Guam, which is a major military hub. The US and South Korea are currently conducting military exercises, which Pyongyang has declared are a rehearsal for an invasion of the North and has warned will lead to unspecified retaliation.
08/23/2017 - 02:00 AM
Panera's New Cups Show You How Much Sugar You're Drinking, And It's Terrifying
These facts aren't so sweet.
08/23/2017 - 06:00 PM
Palestinians seek answers from US envoy Kushner
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians are hoping for some clear answers on key disputes with Israel from U.S. envoy Jared Kushner when he returns to the region this week, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday.
08/22/2017 - 12:39 PM
Marcellus Williams: Missouri set to execute death row inmate despite new evidence suggesting he is innocent
A death row inmate in the US state of Missouri is about to be executed – despite new DNA evidence suggesting he is innocent. Marcellus Williams, now 48, was found guilty of the August 1998 murder of Lisha Gayle, 42, at home in St Louis. Prosecutors claim Williams was burgling his victim’s home when she discovered him and he stabbed her repeatedly.
08/22/2017 - 08:00 AM
WATCH: 'Demon Goat' In India Has Human-Like Face
The goat's human-like face scared villagers.
08/22/2017 - 07:50 PM
IS claims beheading of 11 at Libya checkpoint
At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group on a checkpoint manned by forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar. Haftar's spokesman Colonel Ahmad al-Mesmari said "at least nine soldiers were beheaded... in addition to two civilians" when the jihadists attacked at dawn in the Al-Jufra region about 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of Tripoli. IS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq propaganda channel on the Telegram messaging app, saying its fighters had killed or wounded "21 members of Haftar's militia".
08/23/2017 - 12:37 PM
ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant ‘misled’ the public about climate change, say Harvard experts
Fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil “misled the public” about the risks posed by climate change, an analysis of its public and private announcements on the subject by two Harvard University academics has concluded. While the company’s scientists and senior executive largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science. In some cases, the firm, led by the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, from 2006 to 2016, even contradicted itself.
08/23/2017 - 08:53 AM
Piglets Saved From Blaze Are Served Up To The Firefighters Who Rescued Them
The fire service saved these pigs bacon in February, now they've had them as sausages!
08/23/2017 - 06:12 AM
Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth
To applause from spectators, workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins on Wednesday in honor of the woman who was killed during a rally by white nationalists in the liberal-leaning college town. The council wants to remove the statues of Confederate Army generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, but cannot do because of a pending lawsuit challenging the city's plan. The Aug. 12 rally was organized by white nationalists who objected to the plans to remove the statues from a local park.
08/23/2017 - 06:35 PM
Here’s how much the Galaxy Note 8 costs from every major wireless carrier
Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, a phone that was so widely covered in leaks that we hardly saw any surprises during the event. One of the few things we didn’t know about the phone was the final sticker price, although reports did say it could cost nearly $1,000. It turns out the rumors were right on the money, and in this post you'll find out how much the Galaxy Note 8 costs from every major wireless carrier in the US.
AT&T will sell the Galaxy Note 8 for $31.67/month for 30 months, which comes to a total of $950. The carrier also announced a bunch of deals for the Galaxy Note 8 preorder period, as follows:
- Get $500 towards a Samsung TV purchased online when you buy on AT&T Next and add DirecTV,
- Get $750 in credits towards another Galaxy smartphone when you purchase on AT&T Next and have DirecTV
- Get a Samsung Gear S2 for 99-cents or the Gear S3 for $49.99 on a 2-year agreement when you purchase on AT&T Next
- Trade in your eligible smartphone for up to $200 in credits.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8 is a little cheaper, and the company announced all the details shortly after Samsung's Unpacked event began. The full retail price is $930. Or you can pay $210 down followed by monthly installments of $30 (Equipment Installment Plan), or $0 down and $39 per month (Jump plan).
The unlocked Galaxy Note 8 will cost you $960, Verizon’s press release explains. That is if you want to pay it all once. The carrier will have the phone for preorder on August 24th, just like everyone else, starting at $40 per month over a 24-month period. Video throttling on the Note 8 will be a complimentary service.
US Cellular will get you a $300 in credit with each Galaxy Note 8 purchase, including a $100 Promotional Card given at the point of sale and a $200 card via mail within 6-8 weeks. The carrier doesn't mention the Note 8's full price in its announcement.
UPDATE 1:04PM ET: Sprint finally decided to join the party, and the carrier's Note 8 pricing is as follows:
- Customers switching to Sprint get 50 percent off the lease price and pay just $20.00 per month with $0 down with 18 Sprint Flex payments.
- Galaxy Forever allows upgrades any time to the latest Galaxy after just 12 Sprint Flex payments, exclusively from Sprint.
- Customers who get Galaxy Note8 through Sept. 24 will receive their choice of a free Galaxy Foundation kit with a Samsung 128GB EVO+ memory card and Fast Wireless Charging Convertible ($189.98 value) or a free Samsung Gear 360 camera ($229.99 value).
Regardless of the carrier you choose, each Galaxy Note 8 preorder comes with a choice of free Gear 360 camera ($229.99 value) or Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible and 128GB microSD card ($189.98 value combined). Best Buy, however, has a much better deal in place — read about it at this link.
08/23/2017 - 12:44 PM
Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi for 'improper public behaviour' by dancing to Macarena in street
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the Saudi city of Jeddah for dancing to the Macarena song in a street. The boy was accused of "improper public behaviour" for enjoying the 1990s pop hit as he crossed a road. Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need pic.twitter.com/fui9v2UuDF— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 19, 2017 Mecca police said the unnamed boy also disrupted traffic. It was unclear if he was going to be formally charged. In a 45-second video clip, shared widely on social media, the boy stops halfway across the road and starts the well-known dance routine. The footage was first posted last year, but his arrest was reported on Monday. Some said the boy was a "legend" and "hero", while others apparently agreed with the Saudi authorities, stating that he behaviour was "immoral". That's the kind of son I wanna have ������ https://t.co/iCDJ8Kyfdk— Sahira Nahari (@sahiranahari) August 22, 2017 I love him https://t.co/Joa5BHdkvJ— آيمي روكو (@AmyRoko) August 22, 2017 Earlier this month, a singer was arrested in the religiously conservative Islamic kingdom for using the 'dab' move in an onstage dance. Abdallah al-Shahani performed the dance at a music festival in the city of Taif in southwestern Saudi Arabia. The dance had been banned in the Kingdom by the National Committee for Drug Control, on the grounds that it advocated or encouraged drug abuse, according to Saudi media. A young woman was arrested last month after footage emerged of her wearing a miniskirt and crop top at an archaeological site. The woman is being questioned after footage emerged of her walking through a fort The unnamed woman was detained by Saudi Arabia’s vice and virtue police on charges of wearing “indecent clothing”. لو كانت اجنبية كان تغزلوا بجمال خصرها وفتنتة عيناها .. بس لانها سعودية يطلبوا محاكمتها ! #مطلوب_محاكمة_مودل_خلود pic.twitter.com/ttYqynySN2— فاطمة العيسى (@50BM_) July 16, 2017
08/23/2017 - 03:25 AM
Trump's Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out his new Afghanistan war strategy, President Donald Trump reissued old demands on neighboring Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries. Less expected: an entirely new warning to close U.S. partner India to provide more economic aid.
08/22/2017 - 04:50 AM
More Than 2 Dozen Puppies Found in a Hot Van: 'They Were Literally on Top of Each Other'
The puppies were severely dehydrated after their ordeal.
08/22/2017 - 01:59 PM
President's spiritual adviser: When you oppose Trump, you are 'fighting against the hand of God'
Paula White, a televangelist and spiritual adviser to Donald Trump, appeared on television Tuesday to defend the president amid recent controversy using an unlikely Biblical comparison.
08/23/2017 - 04:28 PM
Was USS John S McCain Hacked Before Collision?
Cyber experts said countries like Russia and China might have the capability to launch cyber attacks on warships.
08/22/2017 - 02:58 AM
California cities fear violence at latest right-wing protests
Seeking to prevent a pair of right-wing weekend rallies from spiralling into violence, Bay Area authorities are vowing a bolstered police presence and urging counter-protestors to stay away as federal officials rebuffed a high-profile attempt to halt a San Francisco rally. While organisers of the events in Berkeley and San Francisco have disavowed racism and violence, elected officials and police officers are on high alert after a car rammed into a a crowd of counter-protesters against a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia two weekends ago. Ahead of a scheduled “No Marxism in America”, rally in Berkeley, posters announcing “Nazis are coming” have appeared around town, a message promoted by the Berkeley branch of an anti-fascist group - called Antifa for short - that has battled with white supremacists in the past.
08/23/2017 - 05:49 PM
800-Year-Old Coffin Breaks After Some Genius Tries To Put A Kid Inside It
An 800-year-old coffin was smashed to the floor of a U.K. museum last week after someone reportedly tried to put a child inside it for a photo.
08/23/2017 - 05:44 PM
Cambodia orders U.S.-funded group to leave in new anti-American move
By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia ordered the U.S.-funded National Democratic Institute to stop activities and remove foreign staff on Wednesday in the latest move by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government against American interests ahead of elections next year. The U.S. State Department said it was "deeply concerned" by the deterioration in Cambodia's democratic climate in recent weeks, including the order against the pro-democracy group and a threat to close a newspaper founded by an American journalist. Growing anti-Western sentiment from Hun Sen comes amid increasing tension ahead of next year's elections, in which he is expected to try to extend his more than three decades in power.
08/23/2017 - 06:08 PM
Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong and southern China
Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong, Macau and China's Guangdong province. Thousands of residents along the Chinese coast were evacuated.
08/23/2017 - 03:55 PM
Barcelona attack: Suspects were planning to bomb Sagrada Familia and other major monuments
The Barcelona terror cell behind last week's van attack planned to use explosives against major monuments including the city's famous Sagrada Familia church, one of the suspects has told a court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, who survived an explosion at an alleged bomb factory the day before the van atrocities said the Islamist gang had been preparing “an attack of larger dimensions”. He had known of the plans for an attack "at least two months ago", he added. A Spanish High Court judge last night jailed two of the four suspects, Chemlal and Driss Oukabir, charged with membership of a terrorist organisation, murder and possession of explosives. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, one of four arrested in relation to the terrorist attacks in Catalonia is taken to the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid Credit: EFE A third suspect, Salh El Karib, who ran an internet cafe in the town of Ripoll, where most of the members of the cell lived, was remanded in police custody pending further investigation. The fourth suspect, Mohamed Aalla, will be released on certain conditions. Chemlal, who was injured when an explosion ripped through a house in the town of Alcanar, south of Barcelona, last Wednesday, appeared yesterday at the National Court in Madrid, still dressed in blue hospital pyjamas. The blast is believed to have killed two other members of the cell, including the imam thought to be the mastermind behind the plot, which left 15 people dead and scores injured. The court yesterday heard that a plane ticket to Brussels belonging to the imam, Abdelbaki Es Satty, was found in the rubble of the house. An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant document was also found at the site of the blast. Spanish Civil Guards escort a man accused of involvement in the Spanish Islamist cell Credit: JUAN MEDINA/Reuters Isil claimed responsibility for the van attack that and a separate deadly assault, hours later, in the coastal resort of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. Earlier, it emerged that Es Satty, a Moroccan national, was told he was to be expelled from Spain, after leaving prison in April 2014 following a conviction for drug smuggling. But the Islamic preacher, 42, won an appeal against the decision by convincing a judge his forced deportation was not in line with international law. Terror in Spain: Dozens killed and injured in Barcelona and Cambrils Chemlal told the court the terrorist cell had been building bombs in the house, but their plans were foiled when an explosion tore through the property, killing two of his co-conspirators, including Es Satty. Chemlal told the judge the imam had wanted to blow himself up while two other suspects "blamed the imam for the plot while another two denied knowing him", a judicial source said. It was also claimed that Driss Oukabir, the older brother of one of the dead terrorists, told the investigating judge that he had hired the vans used in the attacks. Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot dead in a dramatic end to a massive manhunt Credit: EPA/SPANISH MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR Last week, he reportedly told police his ID and documents had been stolen by his brother, Moussa, 17, but it is now understood that while he admits hiring the vans, he will claim he thought they were to be used for removals. There is mounting anger in Spain over claims that Es Satty should not have even been in the country. He was jailed for four years in 2010 after being caught smuggling hashish between Morocco and Spain. Police: Suspect in Barcelona van attack shot dead 00:48 While in prison, it is thought he became close to Rachid Aglif, aka The Rabbit, one of the ringleaders of the 2004 Madrid train bombings which left 192 people dead. In line with Spanish immigration laws, as a foreign-born national who had been convicted and sentenced to more than a year in prison, Es Satty should have been expelled from the country on his release from jail. But he challenged the ruling and managed to persuade a judge that deportation would breach his international rights. Terror timeline - Ramming attacks involving vehicles
08/22/2017 - 05:58 PM
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