Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote
Over the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.
07/25/2017 - 03:37 PM
Franken: Trump Firing Sessions Would Be a Constitutional Crisis
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joins Lawrence O'Donnell exclusively to react to the Senate's vote to proceed on a health care bill and the escalating turmoil around Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
07/25/2017 - 03:13 PM
Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’
President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.
07/26/2017 - 09:31 AM
Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl
By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.
07/27/2017 - 05:40 AM
Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
07/25/2017 - 02:07 PM
Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations
French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.
07/26/2017 - 11:34 AM
Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.
07/26/2017 - 06:02 AM
State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.
07/26/2017 - 10:26 PM
John McCain Voted to Save the GOP Health Care Bill. Then He Bashed It
Despite voting to open debate, McCain said he won't vote for the bill in its current state
07/25/2017 - 04:00 PM
Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people
After President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.
07/26/2017 - 05:04 PM
Man stabbed woman he met on dating site 119 times after she told him she was transgender
Dwanya Hickerson, 21, "lost it" after learning Dee Whigham, 25, had been born a man. Mississippi's Jacksonville Circuit Court heard that he knifed Ms Whigham multiple times in the face and slashed her throat in a hotel room before showering and leaving her for dead. The hospital nurse picked him up at the gates of Keesler Air Force Base, where he was training to be a weather forecaster, and drove them to her hotel, the court heard.
07/26/2017 - 07:21 AM
Japan defense minister to quit: NHK
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada will resign, broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, after a series of missteps, gaffes and a suspected coverup that critics say contributed to a plunge in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support. Inada, a conservative protege of Abe who was once floated as his possible successor, had already been expected to be replaced in a cabinet reshuffle planned for next month. ...
07/27/2017 - 06:12 AM
Snapchat Video Shows 3 Women Driving Drunk Before Car Crash
Having no designated driver or a paid transport, the three women got into the vehicle after consuming shots of alcohol at a bar.
07/26/2017 - 01:33 AM
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
07/26/2017 - 06:55 PM
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos
A former McDonald’s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ‘disgusting’ photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. Teenager Nick, who did not disclose his surname, shared the photos on Twitter, claiming: “This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering…” This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce— nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 This is the side of the ice cream machine! It's not from a grease trap pic.twitter.com/nMpnFxAvZ4— nick (@phuckyounick) July 17, 2017 The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know “how disgusting the conditions are”. Nick claims he lost his job shortly after posting the photos “exposing McDonald's”, but tweeted that he already had another one lined up when he decided to post them online. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 McDonald’s said in a statement the equipment seen in the photos does not come into contact with any food. “We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment,” a spokesperson said. “This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning.” Extraordinary floating McDonald’s restaurant left abandoned for 30 years How Twitter reacted How does your tweet about ONE franchise of McDonald's justifies all McDonald's?? pic.twitter.com/64ryGc8mG7— Girinator (@amiegirin) July 18, 2017 Thanks for ruining my day, I just had an ice cream cone from them ����♀️ pic.twitter.com/s7OcTdzxt4— هانا �� (@h_annaah_) July 16, 2017 Meanwhile at Wendy's...�� pic.twitter.com/2Djg3WSeSi— imari✨ (@_esstco) July 16, 2017 The employees telling us the machine is down pic.twitter.com/kLpivUpD4c— Covfefí Champu (@CuddleSweet) July 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/O08LuxKapY— Trust in Hue (@dawg_pound69) July 17, 2017 Revealed: The real reason McDonald's hamburgers ‘never rot’ mcdonalds secret menu
07/27/2017 - 04:41 AM
'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border
Surveying the rocky no-man's land on Lebanon's eastern border with Syria, Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday recalled the "difficult" battle they fought to recapture much of the terrain from militants. The Lebanese Shiite movement has waged a five-day offensive across the scraggy landscape known as Jurud Arsal to oust what it says are ex-Al-Qaeda Syrian jihadists. The group's head Hassan Nasrallah praised his fighters late Wednesday, saying they were facing "a great military victory" with the enemy holed up in a pocket of territory.
07/26/2017 - 03:43 PM
Plane Covered in Nazi Design Lands on Georgia Highway
The pilot said the Messerschmitt BF 109 design was "just for fun."
07/26/2017 - 12:57 PM
'People Took Turns Breathing.' Survivor Describes Conditions in Truck Where Migrants Died
The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.
07/25/2017 - 02:31 PM
Sanders bristles at transgender military ban questions
At the White House press briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders bristled at questions regarding President Trump’s announcement banning all transgender people in the military. At one point, she threatened to end the briefing if she got another question on the topic.
07/26/2017 - 04:38 PM
Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
07/26/2017 - 11:23 AM
U.S. ecommerce deliveries lift UPS quarterly profit
By Eric M. Johnson and Nick Carey SEATTLE/DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly net profit, citing a jump in ecommerce deliveries in its U.S. domestic package service, and confirmed its forecast for 2017. The world's largest package delivery company said revenue at its core U.S. domestic package service rose 8 percent to $9.7 billion. Like its main rival FedEx Corp, UPS has experienced a boom in ecommerce packages over the last decade.
07/27/2017 - 09:16 AM
California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip Cans
Federal agents arrested a California man for smuggling king cobras into the U.S. in potato chip cans. They also found tanks with a live baby Morelet’s crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, and other reptiles protected under law.
07/25/2017 - 11:54 PM
Agency: Small plane broke apart in Georgia storm, killing 4
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Federal investigators who examined the wreckage of a small airplane crash that killed four people earlier this month in Georgia concluded that the aircraft broke apart in midair after flying into a thunderstorm.
07/25/2017 - 02:29 PM
Let’s All Tell Harley-Davidson What to Do
Let’s All Tell Harley-Davidson What to Do Iconic company has been continuously producing motorcycles for more than a century but seemingly everyone thinks they can do better You might have noticed a number of stories in recent days – both here on RideApart
07/26/2017 - 02:03 PM
White House aide backpedals after appearing to call for colleague's prosecution
Feuding within Donald Trump’s inner circle appeared to burst out on Twitter late Wednesday, when one White House aide tagged another in a tweet calling on the FBI to investigate the leak of his financial information. After details of his financial holdings were made public, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared to point the finger of blame at White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci was appointed White House communications director just this week, but he has quickly become a public face of the administration and powerful surrogate for the president.
07/26/2017 - 08:18 PM
2006 Lancer Evo IX MR Sells For $138,000
That's $100,000 over its original MSRP.
07/26/2017 - 12:57 PM
It's the End of Coke Zero as We Know It and the Internet Is Shocked
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar will be sold in August
07/26/2017 - 05:02 PM
China bolsters defences on North Korean border amid tensions over nuclear program
China has been building up its defences along its border with North Korea, a report says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Beijing has established a new border brigade, built bunkers to protect civilians against nuclear blasts, and set up 24-hour surveillance along its frontier, the Wall Street Journal said. China has also realigned its forces in the country’s northeast, added the report, which cites Chinese military and government websites and Chinese and foreign experts. Officials in Beijing regularly call for a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue, but US president Donald Trump is growing increasingly impatient towards Kim Jong-un’s regime. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location Credit: AFP / KCNA On Monday, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told reporters he could not answer a "hypothetical" question on what China's military would do in the event of a clash on the Korean peninsula. Lu Kang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said: "China always maintains that military options shall never be considered to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, because force will in no way settle disputes, but will only bring greater suffering, unbearable to all." Trump administration officials also recognise that a potential conflict would bring chaos to the region. Kim Jong-un watches performance celebrating ICBM launch 01:27 US Defence secretary Jim Mattis said in June that it would be “a war more serious in terms of human suffering than anything we have seen since 1953”. But North Korea raised the stakes with the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4. The US and China said on Tuesday they are making progress on a new UN resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea in response to the ICBM launch. Some observers predict the reclusive state could stage another test of military hardware on Thursday, the anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice and a public holiday in North Korea. US Ambassador: We are prepared to use "considerable military forces" on North Korea 00:37 China is undergoing a long-term modernisation of its armed forces, and has been strengthening defences on its shared border with North Korea since Pyongyang conducted its first nuclear test in 2006. China also has concerns that any potential military clash involving North Korea and the US will flood its north-eastern provinces with refugees, causing a major headache for the country's stability-obsessed rulers.
07/26/2017 - 05:58 AM
Boy Scouts defend inviting Trump amid backlash over president’s rambling speech
The Boy Scouts said it is a tradition to invite the commander in chief to its annual jamboree, defending its decision after Trump delivered a highly political 38-minute address to nearly 40,000 Scouts in West Virginia.
07/25/2017 - 10:30 AM
GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S.
(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. The 2-gigawatt Wind Catcher wind farm is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will come online in 2020. The facility will be linked to a 350-mile dedicated power line that will send the wind farm's electricity to Tulsa.
07/26/2017 - 06:59 PM
Video Shows Texas Police Officer Harassing Black Teen For Mowing Grass
A black teen in Texas recorded his confrontation with a police officer who harassed him for cutting out grass and distributing business cards. The teen also alleged that the officer attacked him at his home.
07/26/2017 - 02:59 AM
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07/25/2017 - 01:10 PM
Killer of San Antonio woman set for execution Thursday
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man dressed in black and wearing a hood and gloves kicked in the door of a San Antonio apartment where his drug supplier lived, attacked two people inside with a knife and fled, only to return because he dropped his car keys in the struggle.
07/26/2017 - 05:50 PM
The Latest: Man slain at protest in western Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):
07/26/2017 - 03:59 PM
Samsung Electronics' record earnings see it overtake Apple
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics posted record-breaking earnings on Thursday, putting it on course to better rival Apple's quarterly profits as it seeks to move past a bribery scandal and a damaging recall debacle. The firm said huge sales of its new Galaxy S8 smartphone and demand for its memory chips were behind the jump in April-June and predicted another blockbuster report for the current quarter to September. It said operating profit soared a forecast-beating 72.9 percent from the previous year to 14.07 trillion won ($12.6 billion), compared with consensus forecasts of $10.6 billion for US titan Apple, which is due to report next week.
07/27/2017 - 03:32 AM
6 Things The World's Most Beautiful Kitchens Have In Common
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07/26/2017 - 12:47 PM
Oxford University a 'school for stupid people', says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippines’ fiery President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at Oxford University as a “school for stupid people” after it published a study claiming he had paid for a cyber army to increase his popularity on social media. The study, “Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation”, looked at the strategies used by political parties and candidates in 28 different countries to spread their party messaging and inflate social media engagement numbers. It claims that Duterte’s camp paid $200,000 (£150,000) in 2016, the year he was elected, for a social media campaign that used citizens and groups to promote and defend him online. Graduates pose for a photograph outside the Sheldonian Theatre after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University Credit: Reuters Duterte has admitted to paying people to defend him on social media but said this only happened during the campaign season, strongly denying it continued after he was elected. “Now I do not need it. I do not need to defend myself against attacks. I stated my piece during my inauguration and my campaign,” he said, according to local news outlet, Rappler. “Oxford University? That’s a school for stupid people.” Duterte, a former mayor from the southern city of Davao, won the 2016 election with a populist message that targeted drug trafficking. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address earlier this week Credit: Barcroft Images His subsequent support of extra-judicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users has since been strongly criticised by human rights groups. The report documents how cyber troops have been used to silence political dissent online and on how trolling can lead to real-life threats and reputational damage. In the Philippines it asserts that “many of the so-called “keyboard trolls” hired to spread propaganda for presidential candidate Duterte during the election continue to spread and amplify messages in support of his policies now he’s in power." In quotes | Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines
07/27/2017 - 12:06 AM
John McCain gives stirring speech against Obamacare repeal bill – but votes for it twice in one day
John McCain voted twice in favour of pushing forward with Donald Trump’s controversial new health bill – despite telling the US Senate in an impassioned speech he “will not vote for this bill as it is today”. The senator, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, returned to Washington DC to have his say on the divisive legislation that aims to dismantle Obamacare. Mr McCain joined the 51 senators who narrowly passed the motion to proceed with the bill, the bare minimum needed to pass the motion, as 50 senators, including two Republicans, voted against it.
07/26/2017 - 03:31 AM
Used Luxury Cars For Less Than a Toyota Corolla
07/25/2017 - 01:10 PM
Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In Vegas
Allegiant Air left over 200 passengers in Las Vegas for four days after a canceled Oklahoma City-bound flight.
07/25/2017 - 01:42 PM
Qatar says new terror list is "disappointing surprise"
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their "terrorist" lists was "a disappointing surprise" and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain put another nine groups based in Yemen and Libya and nine people from several Arab countries on the blacklist, saying all were associated with Qatar. "(The new list) comes as a disappointing surprise that the blockading countries are still pursuing this story as part of their smear campaign against Qatar," Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, director of the Gulf kingdom's Government Communications Office, said in a statement sent to Reuters.
07/26/2017 - 09:29 AM
Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shooting
A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
07/25/2017 - 03:12 PM
Outdoor industry flexes political muscle in US land fight
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado.
07/26/2017 - 05:08 PM
New Battery Tech Could Let Electric Cars Charge in Mere Minutes
Solid-state batteries are the key.
07/26/2017 - 12:56 PM
Dad Abandons Daughter, 10, in Desert Without Shoes or Water: Authorities
An Arizona dad abandoned his 10-year-old daughter in the scorching desert with no shoes, authorities said.
07/26/2017 - 09:19 PM
US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
07/25/2017 - 08:15 PM
House passes Russia sanctions bill despite Trump's opposition
The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation that punishes Russia for election meddling and makes it harder for Donald Trump to ease sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government. The 419-3 vote came as federal and congressional investigators probe whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 US presidential election. The Senate must now take up the legislation before it can be sent to the President's desk.
07/25/2017 - 05:57 PM
Try a Checklist to Avoid FAFSA Mistakes
When Evelyn Lee was applying to colleges as a high school senior, she knew that she would need financial aid to be able to afford to go. At 108 questions, the FAFSA is longer than a 1040 tax form, with questions about student and parent income, savings, family make up, number of students in college and more. "It can seem terribly intrusive , and it can be confusing," says Peter Van Buskirk, former dean of admission at Franklin & Marshall College and founder and president of Best College Fit.
07/26/2017 - 09:00 AM
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