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Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a 'witch hunt' as trust in Mueller erodes

Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a 'witch hunt' as trust in Mueller erodesAs the Russia report seems near, a USA TODAY/Suffolk poll finds half of Americans agree Trump is the victim of a 'witch hunt;' trust in Mueller erodes



03/18/2019 - 11:50 AM

 

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be releasedAustralian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges. Friday's attack in the city of Christchurch, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand.



03/17/2019 - 06:35 AM

 

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crashBoeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company's CEO said on Sunday. "Boeing is finalizing its development of a previously-announced software update and pilot training revision that will address the MCAS flight control law's behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs," the US-based aircraft manufacturer's president and CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, said in a statement.



03/17/2019 - 05:21 PM

 

Australia bans tour by alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos over New Zealand massacre remarks

Australia bans tour by alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos over New Zealand massacre remarksAustralia — home of the suspected gunman in the killing of at least 50 people at a New Zealand mosque — has banned right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos from touring over his social media response to the  massacre.



03/16/2019 - 05:07 PM

 

The Latest: O'Rourke sticks with coffee on St. Patrick's Day

The Latest: O'Rourke sticks with coffee on St. Patrick's DayDUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local):



03/17/2019 - 11:42 AM

 

PHOTOS: Possible terror attack on tram in Netherlands leaves 3 dead

PHOTOS: Possible terror attack on tram in Netherlands leaves 3 deadDutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, one of them possibly fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.



03/18/2019 - 10:05 AM

 

Mesut Ozil sparks new political row over wedding invite for Turkish president

Mesut Ozil sparks new political row over wedding invite for Turkish presidentThe footballer Mesut Özil has become embroiled in a new political row in Germany over reports he asked Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president, to be guest of honour at his wedding. The Arsenal star resigned from the German national team last year claiming he was a victim of racism after coming under fire over his public support for Mr Erdoğan . German politicians spoke out after he was pictured with his fiancee, Amine Gulse, meeting Mr Erdoğan at Istanbul airport last week. “The fact this is still going on will disappoint a lot of football fans, including me,” Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Helge Braun, told reporters. Bild, Germany’s highest-selling newspaper, carried reports of the wedding invitation on its front page. Last year's extraordinary political row which culminated in one of Germany’s biggest football stars quitting the national team began when Özil and Ilkay Gündoğan, another player of Turkish descent, posed for photographs with Mr Erdoğan in London. Özil's decision to pose alongside Mr Erdoğan last year set off a political row that culminated in his retirement from the German national team Credit: KAYHAN OZER/AFP Several Germans were being held in Turkey at the time as part of the regime’s crackdown on opposition and press freedom, and the footballer's decision to pose alongside the Turkish president caused widespread public anger in Germany. Many blamed the controversy for Germany’s poor performance in the World Cup, and Özil  subsequently announced his retirement from the national team on Twitter, writing: “If we win, I’m German. If we lose, I’m an immigrant." A third-generation German whose grandparents immigrated from Turkey, Özil defended his decision to pose with Mr Erdoğan as “respecting the highest office of my family's country”. He announced his engagement to Ms Gulse, a former Miss Turkey, earlier this year. “Everyone can invite whoever he likes to his wedding, and of course this also applies to Mesut Özil,” said Cem Özdemir of the Green Party, Germany’s highest-profile politician of Turkish heritage. “But both current and former national players are role models and must ask themselves whether they live up to that role if they indulge autocrats who enrich themselves at the expense of their country and make their opponents disappear in dungeons. I think that is inappropriate.”



03/18/2019 - 10:44 AM

 

Putin, in Crimea for annexation anniversary, launches power stations

Putin, in Crimea for annexation anniversary, launches power stationsThe power stations, in the cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol, were partially launched last year, but Monday's inauguration marked the moment they began working at full capacity. Russia denied that. Putin, who has poured billions of Russian taxpayer dollars into Crimea since Moscow seized control of it in 2014, attended the launch of the Sevastopol power station and oversaw the launch of the Simferopol facility by video conference.



03/18/2019 - 10:24 AM

 

The Latest: Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska county

The Latest: Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska countyST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):



03/18/2019 - 02:57 AM

 

Photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8

Photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8



03/18/2019 - 10:53 AM

 

President Trump urges Fox News to bring back Jeanine Pirro, 'keep fighting' for Tucker Carlson

President Trump urges Fox News to bring back Jeanine Pirro, 'keep fighting' for Tucker Carlson"We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the Fox News statement read. But Trump urged Fox News to reinstate Pirro, whom he’s personally known for years.



03/17/2019 - 01:02 PM

 

New Zealand bikers perform Haka dance in honor of Christchurch victims

New Zealand bikers perform Haka dance in honor of Christchurch victimsAfter 50 people were massacred and 50 more were injured in a terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, tributes have been pouring in from around the world.On Sunday, a New Zealand biker gang decided to pay honor to the victims by performing a rendition of the Haka, a traditional Māori dance. The Māori are indigenous to New Zealand, and make up the country's second largest ethnic group. The Haka is a ceremonial dance, fairly well known in pop culture, and performed at important occasions, including funerals.SEE ALSO: Teen eggs an Australian official after his racist reaction to the New Zealand shootingSince the shooting, the Muslim community in New Zealand has been flooded with floral tributes, crowdfunding for the victims' families, and messages of support.On Monday, the New Zealand government cabinet will convene to discuss changes to the country's gun laws. WATCH: Johnson & Johnson reportedly knew for decades about asbestos in baby powder products



03/17/2019 - 10:25 AM

 

Erin Foster posts her father’s joke about the college admissions scandal to Instagram

Erin Foster posts her father’s joke about the college admissions scandal to InstagramErin Foster posts her father’s joke about the college admissions scandal to Instagram, which says he'd be in prison if his daughter wanted to go to college.



03/18/2019 - 09:02 AM

 

UN envoy says Hamas violently suppressed Gaza protests

UN envoy says Hamas violently suppressed Gaza protestsA United Nations envoy condemned Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas on Sunday, accusing the group of violently suppressing peaceful protests. Since Thursday hundreds of Palestinians have taken to the streets in multiple locations throughout the Gaza Strip, protesting the rising cost of living in the Palestinian enclave. "I strongly condemn the campaign of arrests and violence used by Hamas security forces against protesters, including women and children, in Gaza over the past three days," UN envoy to Israel and the Palestinian territories Nickolay Mladenov said in a statement.



03/17/2019 - 09:42 AM

 

Diane Kruger, 42, flaunts abs four months after giving birth: 'The female body is AMAZING'

Diane Kruger, 42, flaunts abs four months after giving birth: 'The female body is AMAZING'Diane Kruger proudly flaunted her chiseled abs on Instagram Saturday, four months after giving birth to her daughter with actor Norman Reedus.



03/18/2019 - 08:47 AM

 

Joe Biden announces White House run - then says he didn't mean it

Joe Biden announces White House run - then says he didn't mean itJoe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend – before retracting his remarks. Addressing 1,000 Democrats in Delaware, his home state, the 76-year-old former Vice President told his audience that his record was the most progressive "of anyone running for the United ...". He corrected himself quickly, saying "anybody who would run." But it was too late: his audience burst into applause in response to what they believed was an announcement of a presidential run.  Joe Biden announces - then retracts - White House Credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP A rather embarrassed Mr Biden said, "I didn't mean that," before crossing himself. It may have been a slip of the tongue, but in recent days Mr Biden has been stoking up speculation that he is ready to take on Donald Trump, having sat out the 2016 campaign following his son's death. US election 2020 | Democrats running for President He dropped a less than subtle hint when addressing the International Association of Firefighters – many of whom were waving "Run Joe Run" placards – last week.  "I appreciate the energy you have shown here, save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks. Be careful what you wish for." Even though he has yet to declare himself as a candidate, Mr Biden is leading a raft of polls ahead of Bernie Sanders, the left-wing Vermont Senator who ran Hillary Clinton close in 2016, and Senator Kamala Harris of California. There is a growing sense that it is now a matter of when rather than if Mr Biden will throw his hat into the ring. "I have known Joe Biden for a long time and I think he will run," said Lou D'Alessandro, a politician in New Hampshire, which holds the first Democratic primary next year. Over the past few weeks, New Hampshire has seen a procession of Democratic candidates meeting voters as they try to steal a march on their rivals. "I do think he is leaning towards running. He has a lot of friends in New Hampshire from his many years in public life," Mr D'Alessandro told the Telegraph. "I am sure there are people in place.  It would not take long to get an organisation up and running."



03/17/2019 - 11:20 AM

 

Boeing says finalizing software upgrade, revising pilot training for 737 Max

Boeing says finalizing software upgrade, revising pilot training for 737 MaxThe updates are intended to address how the aircraft's flight control system - MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) - responds to erroneous sensor inputs, the planemaker said https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-03-17-Boeing-CEO-Muilenburg-Issues-Statement-on-Ethiopian-Airlines-Flight-302-Accident-Investigation in a statement. A 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after take-off on March 10, killing all 157 on board. Boeing has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on the 737 MAX, its fastest-selling jetliner, following the deadly Lion Air crash, and has said it was updating pilot training as well.



03/18/2019 - 12:02 AM

 

The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for flooding

The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for floodingST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):



03/17/2019 - 06:00 AM

 

Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancingSouthwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.



03/18/2019 - 11:23 AM

 

South Korea Says It's Considering Holding Talks With North Korea

South Korea Says It's Considering Holding Talks With North KoreaSouth Korea’s Blue House presidential office confirmed a Yonhap News Agency report that it’s mulling a meeting with its reclusive neighbor. Both the U.S. and North Korea “absolutely don’t want” to revert to the situation before 2017 when there was conflict and confrontation, Yonhap cited an unidentified high-level official at the Blue House as saying. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked away from the negotiation table in February without a plan to denuclearize Pyongyang.



03/17/2019 - 05:35 AM

 

Sorrow, Heroism and Near Misses: Survivors Recall the Terror of the Christchurch Mosque Massacres

Sorrow, Heroism and Near Misses: Survivors Recall the Terror of the Christchurch Mosque MassacresSurvivors reflect on the day that their sense of safety was shattered



03/17/2019 - 05:46 AM

 

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $11 SanDisk microSD, Fire TV Stick sale, Instant Pots, more

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $11 SanDisk microSD, Fire TV Stick sale, Instant Pots, moreSundays are meant for rest and relaxation, but you can still find a few minutes to save big on some of the hottest products around. Highlights from today's roundup include all-time low prices on Anker's best fast wireless charging pad AND the company's best fast wireless charging stand, a rare sale that gets you a year of PlayStation Plus for just $45, the lowest prices of the year on Amazon's Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K, a 64GB SanDisk microSD card for only $11 and change, a 128GB Samsung microSD card for $21, discounts on two different Instant Pots, and more. Check out all of today's best bargains below.



03/17/2019 - 07:29 AM

 

Israeli killed in West Bank 'terrorist' attack: army

Israeli killed in West Bank 'terrorist' attack: armyAn Israeli was killed Sunday and two others wounded in stabbing and shooting attacks believed to have been carried out by a Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank, the army said. "One Israeli is dead," Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said of the attacks near the Ariel junction southwest of Nablus, carried out by a "terrorist" who "appears to be Palestinian". The assailant then continued to the nearby Palestinian village of Bruqin.



03/17/2019 - 05:45 AM

 

Buy a Purple mattress and get some sheets for free

Buy a Purple mattress and get some sheets for freeMattresses in a box have exploded in popularity in the past few years. They give you the fresh feeling of a new bed without the hassle of getting it home from the store. Purple is one of these boxed bedding companies, but their mattresses stand out -- rather than foam or springs, Purple uses Smart Comfort Grid technology for its sleepers.SEE ALSO: These are the best mattresses of 2019The grid design is optimized when covered with Purple sheets that are stretchy enough to flex with the mattress. Now until March 25, Purple is actually giving away free sets of sheets when you purchase a mattress. That's a value of up to $129.Purple mattresses are designed for comfort as they are specially engineered to relieve pressure and keep you cool while you sleep. The grid design adjusts to your body's movements and pressure points and leaves room for air to flow through the mattress.Check out their promo video below:Purple sheets are made from a bamboo-based material making them soft, stretchy, and breathable. Plus the fitted sheets are made with a heavy-duty elastic so you don't have to put up a fight trying to keep them in place.Purple sheets come in four colors: White, slate, sand, and purple (obviously) and range in size from twin to split king. Image: purple Get a free pair of sheets when you purchase a mattress from Purple See Details



03/17/2019 - 05:00 AM

 

St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saintErin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebrations also take place in other countries around the world, including the UK, United States, Egypt and Australia. Here is everything you need to know about St Patrick's Day, from the patron saint himself to Irish recipes and worldwide celebrations. When is St Patrick's Day 2019? St Patrick's Day, the patron saint day of Ireland, falls each year on March 17. The first parade in name of the saint took place in Boston in 1737, followed by the first "official" parade in New York in 1766.  The celebration of St Patrick later spread to Dublin and other American cities and in recent years has grown in popularity elsewhere in Europe and Asia. Who was St Patrick? St Patrick's exact birthplace is unknown and debated. Born as Maewyn Succat around the year of 385 AD in either England, Scotland or Wales, the patron saint was captured by Irish pirates at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave. Working as a shepherd, Patrick was held captive for six years and grew closer to spirituality and prayer during this period of isolation. After a voice in his dream told him it was time to leave Ireland, Patrick successfully fled his master and sailed back to Britain to continue studying Christianity. Shortly after his return home, an angel in Patrick's dream told him to go back to Ireland as a missionary, and following this, he decided to travel to Gaul, to study religious instruction under Germanus, bishop of Auxerre. Later ordained a bishop and eventually returning to Ireland, Patrick began his mission to spread the Christian message. During this time, Patrick converted thousands of people to Christianity and built churches, schools and monasteries across the country. Legend suggests that Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock on his mission to explain the Holy Trinity, teaching his followers that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit exist as individual elements of the combined entity. While some experts claim this story was invented centuries later, the tale has led to the common practice of people wearing the symbol on the feast day. Patrick is also thought to have banished snakes from Ireland to help remove the evil and introduce a new age. But experts claim this is a myth due to evidence snakes never existed in the country in the first place. Some say this was due to the icy waters of the Irish Sea while others believe the cold weather stopped the snakes travelling to Ireland from Britain or afar.  Around 431 AD, Patrick was appointed as successor to St Palladius, the first bishop of Ireland, and during his later years, he wrote about his spirituality and life in his 'Confession'.  Believed to have died on March 17, in the year 461, Patrick's spiritual path led him to become a legendary figure, as he left behind an established church and an island of Christians. Today, his work is commemorated annually on March 17. Symbols and images associated with Ireland and St Patrick's Day The colours of the Irish flag represent Catholicism (green) and Protestantism (orange), unified by peace (white). Since the 18th century, green has also represented sympathy for Irish independence. Despite St Patrick popularising shamrocks, with many choosing to wear them on the patron saint day, he is historically associated with the red Saltire of St Patrick, featured in the flag of the United Kingdom. The patron saint of Ireland is also associated with the colour blue, after the creation of the Order of St Patrick in the 1780s made it the official colour. “St Patrick’s Blue” can be found on Ireland's Presidential Standard, and in the plume of bearskins worn by the Irish Guards.  The legend of the Leprechaun has also become a modern day symbol of Ireland. Known for their mischievous behaviour and leaving pots of gold at the end of rainbows, today, the mythical creatures feature heavily as a tourist symbol and some people choose to wear Leprechaun costumes and hats to St Patrick's Day parades. Dublin even has its very own Leprechaun Museum. The best things to do in Dublin St Patrick's Day celebrations in Ireland Unlike St David's Day and St George's Day, St Patrick's Day is a bank holiday in Ireland, allowing the Irish to fully embrace the festivities. The people of Ireland honour their patron saint day every year by joining parades and dressing head to toe in green, white and orange, the colours of the Irish flag. Dublin's famous St Patrick's Festival Parade will take place on Sunday March 17 this year, starting at Parnell Square, with music and live performances from bands helping to convey the 2019 theme of storytelling. Historically the "Feast of St Patrick", the day has been observed by the Irish for over 1,000 years and families would traditionally attend church in the morning, before celebrating with dance, drink and a feast of bacon and cabbage. Today, Irish stews and pints of Guinness are often enjoyed as part of the celebration.  As many as 13 million pints of Guinness are poured on St Patrick's Day alone, increasing from the average 10 million glasses poured every day around the world. In fact, 1.8 billion are sold each year and the Guinness Storehouse is situated in the heart of St James's Gate, Dublin, with visitors able to book a tour of the famous site.  Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick's Day, include: "Sláinte mhaith", meaning "good health" in Irish Gaelic, and "may the good St Patrick protect ye, and the devil neglect ye". Other celebrations around the world March 17 sees millions of people around the world, even those without Irish connections, turn out to celebrate St Patrick. In the United States, the White House first recognised the Irish holiday and the countries' relations more than 50 years ago, after President Harry Truman received a box of shamrocks from Ireland's ambassador. In 1956, the first St Patrick's Day meeting between the President and the Irish Taioseach took place and since the 1990s, the White House visit has been held annually. Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, presents US President Donald Trump, with a bowl of Shamrocks during the annual St Patrick's Day ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Every year, London showcases Irish heritage and culture as part of its annual St Patrick's Day festival and parade. While live stage performances and food stalls can be enjoyed in Trafalgar Square, colourful floats, dancers and Irish communities make their way through the capital's streets. This year, the festivities take place on Sunday March 17. In Tokyo, the "I Love Ireland" parade takes place over two days, on March 16 and 17, with vibrant costumes and marching bands, while in New York, 150,000 people join the parade travelling up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. In fact, a range of celebrations are held across the globe to celebrate the legendary Irish figure, including parades in Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, and Oslo, Norway.  In the British West Indies, the island of Montserrat has a public holiday for St Patrick's Day and observes the patron saint with a seven day festival and parade. Dubbed the "Emerald Isle" in memory of their Irish settlers, Montserrat even use a green shamrock as their official passport stamp. St Patrick's Day is also a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, where a significant number of Irish people emigrated to during the 18th and 19th centuries.  In Chicago, their river has been traditionally dyed bright green on March 17 since 1962, with thousands heading to the city to see one of the most famous St Patrick's Day sights. Rowers navigate the Chicago River shortly after it was dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Other countries join Chicago in turning their famous landmarks green on March 17, including the London Eye and HMS Belfast in London, the pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt, Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. The best Irish recipes Clodagh McKenna's beef and Guinness stew Beautifully tender beef, cooked in the beloved Irish beverage. This hearty winter dish is served perfectly with creamy mash or roast potatoes. Beef stew Credit: The Picture Pantry/Alloy Slow-cooked red cabbage with apples and raisin Traditionally served with beef, pork or turkey, red cabbage brings a sweet flavour to any dish and can also be eaten cold in sandwiches. Red cabbage Credit: Getty Images Rachel Allen's Barmbrack (báirín breac)  This traditional Irish sweetened bread, packed with sultanas, raisins or currants, makes a delicious treat and can be enjoyed fresh, toasted or buttered.  Barmbrack, a traditional Irish fruit loaf Credit: D and S Food Photography/Alamy The best Irish drinks While Ireland is the place to be for a pint of Guinness, it is also home to an array of famous alcoholic beverages including Jameson whiskey and Irish cream liqueur.  If Guinness doesn't take your fancy, the Thinking Drinkers have selected the best alternatives to drink on St Patrick's Day, from craft whiskey to post poitin.



03/17/2019 - 03:42 AM

 

French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees: official

French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees: officialFrench President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after "yellow vest" rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the president's office said on Monday. On Saturday, protesters related with the "yellow vest" movement burned down the famous Fouquet's restaurant on the Champs Elysees as well as several newspaper stands, a Longchamp luxury goods shop and vehicles. Following Saturday's riots, that were reminiscent of violent clashes last December on the Champs Elysees between protesters and police, Macron summoned a meeting with the interior and justice ministers on Monday.



03/18/2019 - 05:33 AM

 

5 things to know about Boeing's problems over new airplane

5 things to know about Boeing's problems over new airplaneInvestigators at a lab in France and a field in Ethiopia are looking for clues into the second deadly accident involving Boeing's newest jetliner, while DNA testing has started to identify the remains of victims.



03/16/2019 - 05:06 PM

 

Nebraska slammed by worst flooding in 50 years after massive 'bomb cyclone'

Nebraska slammed by worst flooding in 50 years after massive 'bomb cyclone'At least one man is dead, two others are missing and hundreds are in temporary shelters amid the worst flooding in Nebraska in 50 years.



03/16/2019 - 12:13 PM

 

Joe Biden (almost) announces he is running for president

Joe Biden (almost) announces he is running for presidentThe vice president indicated he was "running" before correcting himself and saying, "I didn't mean it!"



03/16/2019 - 08:49 PM

 

New Zealand PM vows tighter gun laws after death toll in Christchurch terror attack rises to 50

New Zealand PM vows tighter gun laws after death toll in Christchurch terror attack rises to 50New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterated her promise for changes to the country’s gun laws after a gunman killed 50 people.



03/17/2019 - 05:05 PM

 

BlackRock Sees Emerging Stocks Almost Recouping Last Year's Loss

BlackRock Sees Emerging Stocks Almost Recouping Last Year's LossIn the face of slowing global growth, the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise rates this year, causing the dollar to weaken and improving the flows into emerging markets, said Fraser, global emerging-market equities fund manager. “Markets should recoup most, if not all, of their losses from last year,” Fraser, who is based in Hong Kong and helped manage the firm’s approximately $40 billion of active EM equities as of the end of 2018, said in a phone interview.



03/17/2019 - 06:00 PM

 

Liberal activists who ambushed Chelsea Clinton write an op-ed to explain why they confronted her

Liberal activists who ambushed Chelsea Clinton write an op-ed to explain why they confronted herChelsea Clinton apologizes for slamming Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic remarks when she was confronted about New Zealand.



03/17/2019 - 10:31 AM

 

What Makes the 2019 Honda Civic Si So Ex-Si-ting?

What Makes the 2019 Honda Civic Si So Ex-Si-ting?



03/18/2019 - 09:55 AM

 

Saudi crown prince approved 'intervention' against dissidents: report

Saudi crown prince approved 'intervention' against dissidents: reportMore than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday. American officials referred to it as the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, the Times said. At least some of the clandestine missions were carried out by members of the team that killed and dismembered Khashoggi in October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suggesting his murder was part of a wider campaign against dissidents, the report said, citing the US officials and associates of some Saudi victims.



03/17/2019 - 10:28 PM

 

Battle rages for last Islamic State Syria enclave

Battle rages for last Islamic State Syria enclaveFalling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State's last enclave in east Syria on Sunday, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group's self-declared "caliphate" has been reduced. Another 34,000 civilians were evacuated.



03/17/2019 - 05:08 PM

 

The U.S. Navy Had a Weird, Hand-Cranked Grenade Launcher

The U.S. Navy Had a Weird, Hand-Cranked Grenade LauncherBut the old-school design set the stage for weapons still in use today.



03/16/2019 - 04:00 PM

 

Barn Find 1952 Porsche 356 'Pre A' Seeks New Forever Home

Barn Find 1952 Porsche 356 'Pre A' Seeks New Forever HomeA barn find 1952 Porsche 356 'pre A' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche’s genesis production model – especially in ‘Pre-A’ form.



03/18/2019 - 10:38 AM

 

Trump launches bitter attack on late senator John McCain and Saturday Night Live

Trump launches bitter attack on late senator John McCain and Saturday Night LiveDonald Trump has launched a bitter tirade against late senator John McCain for the second time in 24 hours. The president hurled a series of unfounded allegations at the former Arizona senator this week on social media, claiming new court documents revealed he personally delivered the infamous dossier containing information against Mr Trump “to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election”. Mr Trump’s comments appear to be an attempt to concoct a scandal surrounding the late senator.



03/17/2019 - 10:09 AM

 

'What good are your thoughts & prayers': Ocasio-Cortez criticized for comments on New Zealand shooting

'What good are your thoughts & prayers': Ocasio-Cortez criticized for comments on New Zealand shootingRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez later attempted to clarify her comments.



03/16/2019 - 05:00 PM

 

Casino robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

Casino robbery suspect dies after shootout with policeLAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a robbery suspect died Saturday following brief shootout outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip while an officer who was shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury.



03/16/2019 - 06:20 PM

 

Pot Darling Tilray Reports With Focus on Sales: Cannabis Weekly

Pot Darling Tilray Reports With Focus on Sales: Cannabis WeeklyBecause it was the first (and only) cannabis company to do an initial public offering on a U.S. exchange, it became one of the most widely traded and volatile cannabis stocks during last fall’s run-up, gaining as much as 94 percent in a single day to a high of $300 in September. Things have calmed down since then, with Tilray closing Friday at $72.50 and a market value of almost $7 billion. It’s still one of the most closely watched cannabis stocks, and investors will undoubtedly take a close look at its earnings when they’re released post-market.



03/17/2019 - 08:00 AM

 

Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL look stunning in these new renders

Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL look stunning in these new rendersThis is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for smartphone fans. Well, it would be more accurate to say that 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Android smartphone fans. Apple's upcoming new iPhone 11 handsets are pretty much expected to be another round of "S" upgrades at this point. According to reports from the most accurate Apple insider on the planet, Apple's is sticking to the same notch design it introduced back in 2017 for this year's new iPhone models. They'll sport new cameras and some other new features along with performance upgrades, but the look will supposedly be about the same. Meanwhile, Android phone makers have finally decided to stop copying Apple -- for now, at least -- and come up with some exciting new designs of their own.Smartphone makers are trying all sorts of new ways to inch closer to all-screen smartphone designs. They're all stopgap solutions to tide us over while we wait for nifty new tech that allows cameras and other sensors to be hidden out of sight underneath a phone's display. In the meantime, companies are launching phones with pop-up cameras, slide-out cameras, and hole-punch cameras like the new Galaxy S10 line. It's that last design Google reportedly ended up choosing for its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and now the company's supposed leaked designs for its Pixel 4 lineup have been mocked up in fantastic new renders.Last week, a leaked sketch was said to have revealed the design of Google's upcoming Pixel 4 XL flagship phone. The sketch seemed a bit, well, sketchy... but subsequent reports suggested that it might be accurate. Now, a graphic designer who goes by @PhoneDesigner on Twitter took the ball and ran with it, using that leak and other rumors to mock up Google's new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. In a word, the look stunning.https://twitter.com/PhoneDesigner/status/1106640786848911361https://twitter.com/PhoneDesigner/status/1106641399846498304https://twitter.com/PhoneDesigner/status/1106646117674958848Here's a closer look at a few of those images:As you can see, there are two slightly different designs Google is rumored to be using this year. The smaller Pixel 4 is said to have a single-lens rear camera along with a single-lens selfie camera. Meanwhile, the larger Pixel 4 XL is shown with a dual-lens selfie camera, and it's believed to be Google's first Pixel phone with a dual-lens rear camera. Both new handsets will reportedly make use of the new "hole-punch" camera design, where round or oblong holes are cut out of the screen to make room for front-facing camera lenses. It takes up less screen real estate than the traditional notch design Apple popularized with the iPhone X, so the results have higher screen-to-body ratios.Google's new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL designs have yet to be confirmed, but Android fans are in for a real treat if these concept renders end up being accurate. Google has historically been way behind the times with its Pixel phone designs, but a Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that looks like these phones would fit perfectly among other phones that will be released this year. Google isn't expected to launch its new Pixel 4 lineup until sometime in October, however, so we have quite a while to wait before the phones' designs are confirmed.



03/18/2019 - 08:17 AM

 

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to buryEthiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved. Families in 35 nations were left bereaved when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft plummeted from the sky just minutes into its flight to Nairobi last Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. One week after the crash, relatives of the 17 Ethiopian victims gathered with hundreds of others at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, sobbing and holding portraits of their loved ones as an Ethiopian Orthodox priest said the last rites.



03/17/2019 - 09:19 AM

 

U.S.-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

U.S.-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria campU.S.-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday, a Reuters journalist said. "Several positions captured and an ammunition storage has been blown up," said Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia, on Twitter late on Sunday. Backed by air power and special forces from a U.S.-led coalition, the SDF has pushed Islamic State from almost the entire northeastern corner of Syria, defeating it in Raqqa in 2017 and driving it to its last enclave at Baghouz last year.



03/18/2019 - 05:25 AM

 

Australian police search homes linked to NZealand mosque gunman

Australian police search homes linked to NZealand mosque gunmanAustralian counter-terrorism police searched two homes early Monday linked to the gunman accused of killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week, police said. The homes were in the New South Wales towns of Sandy Beach and Lawrence, both near the town of Grafton where Brenton Tarrant, the alleged shooter, grew up. "The primary aim of the activity is to formally obtain material that may assist New Zealand police in their ongoing investigation," a police statement said.



03/17/2019 - 08:18 PM

 

Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flightA voice from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level - about 6,400 feet above the airport - before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation. Addis Ababa is surrounded by hills and, immediately to the north, the Entoto Mountains.



03/16/2019 - 03:50 PM

 

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacre

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacreNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by white nationalism after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity."



03/16/2019 - 01:46 PM

 

Bear cubs found along Highway 96 in South Lake Tahoe may have been poached

Bear cubs found along Highway 96 in South Lake Tahoe may have been poachedBABY BEARS: Wildlife officials say they believe someone illegally separated the cubs from their mother and left the young animals along the highway.



03/16/2019 - 04:27 PM

 

New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern to announce gun law reforms within 10 days

New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern to announce gun law reforms within 10 daysJacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, said on Monday gun law reforms would be announced in 10 days, after meeting her cabinet for the first time since the massacre in Christchurch. The shock of the attacks, in which 50  people were killed and dozens wounded at two mosques, has led to calls for an immediate tightening of laws to restrict access to some firearms, particularly semi-automatic weapons. Ms Ardern said on Monday that her cabinet had made in principle decisions around the reform of gun laws following the mass shooting in Christchurch "I intend to give further details of these decisions to the media and the public before cabinet meets again next Monday," she said at a press conference. "This ultimately means that within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer." Terror in New Zealand | Read more She said an inquiry would look at the lead up to attack and what might have been done differently. The owner of a New Zealand gun store said on Monday the man charged with murder in Christchurch's mass shooting had bought firearms and ammunition online from the store, but it did not sell him the high-powered weapon used in the mosque shootings. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges. Gun City owner David Tipple said the alleged gunman bought four weapons and ammunition between December 2017 and March 2018. "The MSSA, military-style automatic, reportedly used by the alleged gunman was not purchased from Gun City. Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms," Mr Tipple told a news conference in Christchurch. Gun City owner David Tipple gestures during a press conference in Christchurch Credit: AP Under New Zealand gun laws, A-category weapons can be semi-automatic but limited to seven shots. Video of a gunman in one mosque showed a semi-automatic with a large magazine round. Mr Tipple said the online purchases followed a police-verified online mail-order process and A-category firearms were bought in three or four purchases. "We detected nothing extraordinary about the licence holder. He was a brand new purchaser, with a brand new licence," he said. Tightening New Zealand's gun laws was at the top of Ms Ardern's agenda for the Cabinet meeting on Monday. "What the public rightly are asking right now is why is it and how is it that you are currently able to buy military style semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand, and that's the right question to ask," Ms Ardern told TVNZ earlier on Monday. "There are ways we can bring in effective regulation of firearms that actually target those we need to target and that is our focus." Mr Tipple said he supported Ardern's call for gun law reforms as the Christchurch shootings had raised legitimate concerns. New Zealand, a country of only 5 million people, has an estimated 1.5 million firearms. The minimum age for a gun license is 16, and 18 to own a semi-automatic weapon. A Radio New Zealand report, based on police data secured through an Official Information Act request, said more than 99 percent of people who applied for a firearms licence in 2017 were successful. A New Zealand standard A-category firearm licence is issued after a police and background check. No licence is required to buy a large round magazine, which can be illegally modified for use in such a weapon. Only firearm owners are licensed, not weapons, so there is no monitoring of how many weapons a person may possess. The plans for gun control measures came as Tarrant's court-appointed lawyer said the suspect intended to represent himself.  Duty lawyer Richard Peters, who represented Tarrant during the preliminary court hearing, told AFP the 28-year-old "indicated he does not want a lawyer". "He wants to be self-represented in this case," said Mr Peters, who played down suggestions that Tarrant may not be fit for trial. "The way he presented was rational and someone who was not suffering any mental disability. That's how he appeared. He seemed to understand what was going on," Mr Peters said. New Zealand mosque massacre - In pictures Ms Ardern was the first signatory of a national condolence book for the country's worst mass killing that she opened in the capital Wellington on Monday. "On behalf of all New Zealanders, we grieve together. We are one. They are us," she wrote in the book. Frustration was building among the families of victims as under Islam it is custom to conduct burials within 24 hours, but bodies will not be released until post mortems are carried out. Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha said the first body was approved for release on Sunday night, but the family was yet to take the body because another relative was also killed and they wanted to collect them together. He said there would be no burials on Monday. "We’ve been working fairly hard through the night to ensure the process of returning the deceased to their loved ones is taking place expediently," he said. The burial process, which usually involves washing with three kinds of water, salving wounds and scrubbing skin, would be complicated, volunteers in Christchurch said. Muslims embrace after overseeing the excavating of graves at a Muslim cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand Credit: AP Mo, a volunteer who had flown in from Brisbane to wash the bodies, said the people who died in the mosques were classified as martyrs. That meant there were different views as to whether they would be washed or not because he said Islamic jurisprudence said martyrs are not to be washed as their blood was witness to their martyrdom. "But some people have said because it was not a battlefield it is okay to wash the body. But it is at the discretion of the family," said Mo. He asked to be identified by just one name. The two mosques involved in the shootings have been closed since the massacre, but are expected to reopen by Friday prayers after cleansing blessings were carried out, said Haumaha. "This morning we conducted two important blessings at the Deans Avenue mosques and the Linwood mosque," he said. "This blessing this morning gave them (the Muslim community) huge confidence...We hope to have those premises in place by the end of the week to allow our Muslim community to go back and undertake prayer." Sign up for your essential, twice-daily briefing from The Telegraph with our free Front Page newsletter.



03/18/2019 - 04:11 AM

 

Why waiting 3 more years for Social Security benefits will help this 66-year-old

Why waiting 3 more years for Social Security benefits will help this 66-year-oldBy working another few years, a 66-year-old will avoid tapping an $80,000 nest egg.



03/18/2019 - 09:01 AM

 

 

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