Donald Trump's Boast About Being 'Your Favorite President' Goes Awry
Twitter users pounced on President Donald Trump early Saturday after he
07/21/2018 - 08:53 AM
These Are The Victims Of The Missouri Duck Boat Accident
On Thursday, a duck boat carrying 31 people across Table Rock Lake near
07/21/2018 - 02:08 PM
Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel
BEIRUT (AP) — The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.
07/22/2018 - 05:41 PM
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07/22/2018 - 08:49 PM
Missouri duck boat passengers were told not to wear life jackets by captain, survivor says
The captain of a tour boat that sank killing 17 people had told passengers not to bother putting on life jackets, a survivor has claimed. Nine members of a Tia Coleman’s family were among those who died when the amphibious duck boat capsized during bad weather at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.
07/21/2018 - 04:32 AM
Deadly supermarket standoff in Los Angeles — dozens of hostages freed
A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police. No hostages were seriously hurt. Frightened customers and workers dove for cover as police bullets fired at the suspect shattered the store’s glass doors.
07/22/2018 - 09:47 AM
Novichok victim Charlie Rowley became contaminated after breaking bottle, brother says
The Salisbury man struck down by the Novichok nerve agent which killed his girlfriend was contaminated when the container containing the chemical weapon splintered in his hand, his brother revealed on Sunday. Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital on Friday, after spending 20 days in hospital recovering from the effects of the military grade nerve agent which took the life of Dawn Sturgess two weeks ago. Shortly before being released from Salisbury District Hospital Mr Rowley told his brother Matthew that he and Miss Sturgess, 44, were contaminated after handling a container disguised as a perfume bottle. It came as police continued a fingertip search of Queen Elizabeth Gardens, the park in Salisbury where Mr Rowley and Miss Sturgess are believed to have stumbled across the glass bottle. Officers have been examining a river which flows through the gardens and have now also turned their attention to a toilet block next to a car park used by hundreds of people before it was sealed off. Mr Rowley told his brother Matthew that he and Miss Sturgess were contaminated after handling a container disguised as a perfume bottle Credit: AFP Detectives are understood to be continuing to question Mr Rowley, 45, following his release from hospital, in order to build up as detailed a picture as possible of the events which led to Miss Sturgess’ death. It is thought he has not yet been able to remember where he and Miss Sturgess found the container, which police believe contained the same Novichok agent used in the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March. Mr Rowley’s brother Matthew told The Sunday Telegraph his brother’s recollection of what took place was still “vague”, but he added: "He told me that they found something that looked like a perfume bottle. Dawn sprayed what was inside it on both her wrists and rubbed them together, like you do when you’re trying perfume. “Charlie said she then gave the bottle to him and somehow it splintered or broke in his hands. That’s how he must have got contaminated.” Home of Charlie Rowley where police found the source of the Novichok The bottle was discovered by police just over a week ago, during a minute search of Mr Rowley’s flat in the small town of Amesbury, a 15 minute drive north of Salisbury. The couple caught a bus to the flat after spending the afternoon and early evening in Queen Elizabeth Gardens on June 29. The next day they collapsed within a few hours of each other and were rushed to hospital. Matthew Rowley said that following the death of Miss Sturgess he was convinced his brother would also die. Novichok poisoning - Salisbury – Amesbury timeline and map “I was so thankful when they told me he had regained consciousness and was getting better and to talk to him on the phone at the hospital was such a relief,” he said. “I’m his older brother and I was so worried he was going to die. “Charlie is so angry about what happened to Dawn. Really angry. He was fond of her and his daughter got on with hers. They were like a family to him.” Mr Rowley, 47, a former mechanic and bar manager from Warminster, has not been told when he will be reunited with his brother. But it is understood that police are anxious that Charlie Rowley’s account of what happened should not be compromised by discussing it with other people. Detectives will want the opportunity to extract as much evidence as possible from Mr Rowley, who remains a key witness in the investigation into the Novichok attack and the subsequent death of Miss Sturgess. The couple were poisoned by the same nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty A source who has been briefed on the progress of the investigation said: “They want to get out of Charlie the best account of where he was and what happened so they can get to the bottom of this matter.” Scotland Yard said: “We have been talking to Mr Rowley in hospital and we will of course be talking to him now he has been discharged. However we don’t intent to release further details about this process.” John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury, said he hoped the continuing police investigation would not only lead to the perpetrators of the attack being brought to justice, but also reassure residents who have had to endure two chemical weapon attacks on their doorstep. “The searches are part of the investigation to find out where Dawn and Charlie picked up what appears to have been a contaminated container disguised as a perfume bottle. We all hope that for the sake of Salisbury they will soon make all the areas they have sealed off, such as the park and the couple’s homes, safe,” he said. Novichok in Salisbury: How could this happen four months after Skripal attack? Reports last week suggested police have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on the Skripals. Counter terror police using facial recognition technology and CCTV images reportedly identified a number of Russian agents thought to be responsible. It is believed the hit squad flew back to Russia shortly after carrying out the attack, travelling to London from Salisbury by train.
07/21/2018 - 04:00 PM
The Army’s Advanced New Night Vision Goggles Are Just Over The Horizon
A big deal?
07/22/2018 - 10:00 AM
Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers: Mattis
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been working to bolster in recent years. India, the world's top defense importer, has purchased Russian military hardware and expertise for decades, and has been in talks with Moscow to buy S-400 long range surface-to-air missile systems.
07/21/2018 - 02:11 AM
Crying Neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell Pleads Guilty To Assault At Charlottesville Rally
Christopher Charles Cantwell, a white supremacist who was labeled the "crying
07/21/2018 - 02:29 PM
Trump Blames The Media For His Bad Days. So Do His Supporters.
President Donald Trump attacked the media on Sunday for its coverage of his
07/22/2018 - 12:33 PM
The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
07/21/2018 - 06:43 AM
Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leaders
A local leader of Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has been killed, the group and a security source said on Sunday. The group identified the leader as Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi and released a poster-like mourning notice titled "Caravans of shuhada (martyrs)" with a photo of a smiling, bearded man wearing a coat and a cap. "Brother Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi, may God accept him," a brief message posted on the group's telegram channels read, without giving details on where, when or how he was killed.
07/22/2018 - 04:41 PM
Former president George HW Bush’s cardiologist killed in bicycle drive-by shooting
George HW Bush’s former cardiologist has been killed in a bicycle drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas. Dr Mark Hausknecht was riding his bicycle near the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women hospital just before 9am, when he was shot twice by another man on a bicycle, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference. Mr Hausknecht, 65, encountered the shooter as the pair rode in opposite directions down the same street.
07/21/2018 - 04:41 PM
Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospital
The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it will oversee the salvage operations for the amphibious vessel that was carrying 31 people when it went down on Thursday in a fierce and sudden storm on Table Rock Lake outside of the tourist destination of Branson. Seven of the 14 survivors were taken to a local hospital, and all but one had been discharged as of Sunday. Two of the World War Two-style amphibious duck boat vehicles were out on the lake and headed back to shore when the storm struck, but only one made it.
07/22/2018 - 06:39 PM
Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fighting
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding on Saturday after a round of intense fighting which sparked fears of all-out war. One Israeli soldier and three Hamas fighters were killed on Friday before Egypt and the UN were able to broker a deal to bring a halt to the escalation. Hamas said an agreement had been reached “to return to the previous state of calm”. Israel did not publicly acknowledge the ceasefire but officials said a deal had been struck. While the ceasefire seemed to be holding, the border was not completely quiet. Israel’s military said one of its tanks opened fire on a Hamas observation post after a group of Palestinians tried to break through the border fence in northern Gaza. No injuries were reported. It was not clear if the ceasefire deal included an end to the burning kites and balloons which Palestinians have flown from Gaza into Israel in recent weeks. The incendiaries have caused more than a thousand fires and burned more than 7,000 acres of fields, according to the Israeli military. More than a thousand fires have been caused by balloons carrying incendiaries Credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images Israeli media reported that Israel’s government believed the kites and balloons would stop under the deal, while a Hamas official said the ceasefire only applied to direct military weapons like mortars and rockets. While an immediate escalation appeared to have been averted, Friday’s violence was the second major flare up in a week. Some analysts have concluded that without a diplomatic breakthrough it is only a matter of time before a new war breaks out. Donald Trump’s plans for “the deal of the century” to try to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians appears to have been downgraded to more modest proposals aimed at easing the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and point man on Middle East peace, published an article this week in the Washington Post offering a gloomy assessment of achieving even modest progress in the Mediterranean enclave. He said there “there is no good option” in Gaza unless Hamas is forced from power or else abandons its core principles and recognises Israel. “Hamas leadership is holding the Palestinians of Gaza captive. This problem must be recognized and resolved or we will witness yet another disastrous cycle,” he said.
07/21/2018 - 09:38 AM
Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks
And won’t start out with key air-independent propulsion technology.
07/21/2018 - 11:00 AM
Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony
Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday. The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after being discharged from hospital and speaking to the media about their harrowing ordeal inside the Tham Luang cave near the Myanmar border. All made a speedy and surprising recovery after a week in hospital, and on their first day out they prayed for good fortune in a traditional ceremony and mourned a former Thai navy SEAL who died during the rescue efforts.
07/22/2018 - 07:47 AM
Dad Of Brother And Sister Parkland Survivors Fatally Shot In Robbery
A Florida family has been devastated again by gun violence. The father of two
07/22/2018 - 12:00 AM
Julian Assange Could Be Turned Over To U.K. Authorities Soon: Report
Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, may soon be forced out
07/21/2018 - 05:45 PM
Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
07/21/2018 - 11:34 PM
In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties
By Tim Cocks and Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an Africa tour that will also take him to Rwanda and South Africa, the latter for a summit of BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. China now does more trade with Africa than any other nation does, and its consistent overtures to the continent contrast sharply with the United States, whose President Donald Trump has shown little interest in it.
07/22/2018 - 03:31 AM
This Ford F-350 Mega Raptor Makes All Other Raptors Look Cute
We might have just found the king of the unofficial Raptors.
07/22/2018 - 04:00 PM
Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week.
07/21/2018 - 03:18 PM
Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria: sources
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said. Islamic State-affiliated forces entrenched in the Yarmouk Basin, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan, also repelled a ground attack by the Syrian army and its allies, the sources added. The rural area has become the main battleground in the sensitive border region after a major Syrian army offensive backed by its Russian allies routed other rebel groups who were once supported by Washington, Jordan and Gulf states.
07/22/2018 - 03:09 PM
Italian media, politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends
Italian media and politicians Sunday saluted Sergio Marchionne, who has stepped down after 14 years heading auto giant Fiat as he is suffering with serious health problems believed to be life-threatening. "Marchionne, the end of an era," was Corriere della Serra's headline after an emergency board meeting of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Ferrari and CNH Industrial, the three groups controlled by the Agnelli family, who met Saturday to announce the end of his tenure and tapped Briton Mike Manley, previously head of the group's Jeep brand, to replace him.
07/22/2018 - 08:33 PM
Russian Diplomat Calls for the Release of Suspected Foreign Agent Maria Butina
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the arrest is unacceptable
07/21/2018 - 12:33 PM
'Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira Gives 'Heartbreaking' Goodbye To Andrew Lincoln
It seems like just yesterday "Walking Dead" finally gave us the Michonne/Rick
07/21/2018 - 10:56 AM
Woman killed as gunman barricades himself inside Los Angeles supermarket
Police arrest teenage suspect after stand-off Car crashed outside Trader Joe's store Witnesses say suspect opened fire before running inside supermarket One woman killed inside store Los Angeles police arrested a suspect on Saturday evening after a gunman barricaded himself inside a supermarket, sending shoppers fleeing in terror and leaving one woman dead. Armed officers in body armour surrounded the store using mirrors to glimpse inside and help people to safety. "We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident," said Los Angeles police on Twitter, ending an hours long stand-off. The suspect handcuffed himself and walked out with hostages before surrendering to police. Police officers on the scene Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP One woman was killed inside the supermarket, according to Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor. It began when a suspect being chased by police after an earlier shooting crashed his vehicle before running into a Trade Joe's store in the Silverlake neighbourhood. Police said the 28-year-old was suspected of shooting his grandmother and a second woman in a family dispute, before taking off with the woman in his grandmother's car. TV footage showed police officers helping customers climb out of the windows of the supermarket as they surrounded the entrance. "We can confirm that there is an active barricaded suspect within a Trader Joe's in Silverlake," the Los Angeles Police Department wrote on its official Twitter account. Donald Trump, who is staying at his New Jersey golf club, said he was monitoring the unfolding incident. Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very closely. Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D. working with Federal Law Enforcement.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018 Swat teams took up positions around the store while snipers were spotted on nearby rooftops. Margaret Stewart, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman, said a 20-year-old woman had been taken to a hospital in fair condition. She was taken from a vehicle, rather than the inside of the store, she told CNN. Gunman walked in shooting. He went into the back and took hostages. Employees snuck out through back emergency exits. Employee says blood was all over the floor, unclear from where— Devin Field (@thatdevinfield) 21 July 2018 2:43AM LAPD confirms suspect now in custody #UPDATE: We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident. The situation remains fluid as officers move forward clearing the location.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) 22 July 2018 2:36AM Man in handcuffs Overhead TV footage shows an African-American in handcuffs being taken out of the store. Is it all over? 2:36AM Guns in America America's arsenal - different kinds of registered guns in the US 2:25AM Supermarket staff comfort each other Trader Joe's staff comfort each other Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP 2:20AM Suspect 'shot his grandmother' Police have offered more detail, saying the suspect is a teenager. He shot his grandmother and a woman before taking off in his grandmother's car with the wounded female companion, said an officer during a media briefing. 1:59AM Police say guman believed to be involved in earlier shooting The LAPD has said that the suspect is a male adult, and was being pursued after an earlier shooting, in which an elderly woman and a woman in her 20s were hurt. They characterised it as a family dispute. 1:50AM Donald Trump is monitoring Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very closely. Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D. working with Federal Law Enforcement.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018 The president is at his New Jersey golf club tonight. 1:48AM Suspect was 'shooting as he came around corner' "I’ve never seen so many police in my life," witness Derek Anthony, who has lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, told NBC 4. He added that he saw the end of the car chase. "The car had heavy damage, had flat tyres and (the suspect) was still careening around the corner with all the police behind him, and he was shooting his gun as he came around the corner." 1:43AM Police don't know how many people inside An LAPD officer has just given a very brief briefing. "We know we have people inside," he said. "We don't know how many." He added that officers hope to bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion. "He is barricaded and we can't get in there right now," he said. A Fire Department spokesman also confirmed that one casualty has been taken to hospital. 1:41AM 'Active barricaded suspect' James Gagliano, CNN law enforcement analyst, says the police choice of language may mean there are no hostages. Describing the suspect as a "barricaded suspect" suggests he is alone, he said. 1:34AM Trader Joe's Location of the Silverlake Trader Joe's Trader Joe's is a nationwide grocery chain, known for its own-brand products and wide selection of fresh produce. 1:26AM Casualty taken to hospital Margaret Stewart, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman, said a 20-year-old woman had been taken to a hospital in fair condition. She was taken from a vehicle, rather than the inside of the store, she told CNN. "We are on standby and prepared to support but no confirmation how many patients may be inside," she added. 1:16AM Possible hostages inside Local media are reporting that dozens of people remain unaccounted for. Some may have managed to flee but there could be multiple hostages inside. The suspect is believed to be in contact with police negotiators. 1:15AM Shopper got caught in incident Dan Zito was just leaving the store with his shopping when he found himself just yards away from the suspect's car as it crashed. "(The suspect) jumped out of the car and it looked like he shot some rounds off when he got out of the car," he told NBC 4, a local TV channel. "And (the police) returned some fire at him, but he ran straight in." 1:11AM Suspect 'barricaded inside' UPDATE: We can confirm that there is an active barricaded suspect within a #TraderJoes in #Silverlake. An active tac-alert has been declared to ensure all resources necessary will be available. Please continue to stay clear of the area.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) 22 July 2018 1:06AM Police describe 'fluid' situation UPDATE: There is still an active police incident at the #TraderJoes near the intersection of Hyperion Ave and Griffith Park Blvd. We are still urging the everyone to stay clear of the area. Due to the fluidity of the incident, we will release information as it becomes available.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) 21 July 2018 1:01AM Snipers take up position Overhead footage from news helicopters shows what appear to be police snipers taking up positions on nearby roofs. Snipers setting up on the roof top across from the #TraderJoes#SilverLakepic.twitter.com/V3wgOrXig5— Bernie Deyo (@EPN473) 21 July 2018 12:55AM Tactical teams arrive TV pictures showed armed police sealing off the entrances to the store. There are now reports of more heavily armed officers and Swat teams arriving on the scene. 12:54AM Children rescued Officers rescued a group of children after an armed suspect opened fire and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s in the Hollywood area. Live updates: https://t.co/tbjgPmD5iqpic.twitter.com/873SgyQwsj— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) 21 July 2018 12:51AM Witness saw gunman open fire Devin Field has the best details so far about what is going on. I was at the Silvelake Trader Joe’s but I got out and am fine. I’m with the employees behind the police barricade on Rowena.— Devin Field (@thatdevinfield) 21 July 2018 I was walking in when a car crashed running from the police crashed into street lamp in front of the entrance. Gunman got out and started shooting at the cops. I hid behind a retaining wall with three cops until they had me crawl out— Devin Field (@thatdevinfield) 21 July 2018 Gunman walked in shooting. He went into the back and took hostages. Employees snuck out through back emergency exits. Employee says blood was all over the floor, unclear from where— Devin Field (@thatdevinfield) 21 July 2018 However, he is careful to say that he is a little distance from the store now and is piecing details together from other witnesses and police officers.
07/22/2018 - 12:08 AM
Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of 'conspiring' with Russia
The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed. The US president hit back Sunday, portraying the wiretapping of his ex-aide as part of a partisan and "illegal" conspiracy because the FBI partly relied on information provided by Democrat-funded research in seeking its warrant. The October 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court named Carter Page, a former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, according to the documents published late Saturday by The New York Times.
07/22/2018 - 04:25 PM
Man pronounced dead after being pulled from surf in North Carolina
A man was pronounced dead after first responders pulled the man from the water at Wrighstville Beach, North Carolina on Saturday.
07/21/2018 - 05:45 PM
Georgia Sheriff In Hot Water With Dodge Charger Hellcat Purchase
Feds think that $69,258 for a police car is too much.
07/21/2018 - 08:00 AM
Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.
07/21/2018 - 10:59 AM
Israel to reopen Gaza terminal, extend fishing on Tuesday if quiet holds
Israel will reopen Gaza's main commercial crossing and expand its fishing zone on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds after a truce with the enclave's dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the Israeli defense minister said. Israel shut the Kerem Shalom border terminal and reduced the fishing zone to 11 km (6 miles) from 17 km (9 miles) on July 9 in response to fire-starting kites and helium balloons flown over by Palestinians as part of weeks of border protests.
07/22/2018 - 06:04 AM
Unexpected Health Crisis Forces Sergio Marchionne Out at Fiat Chrysler
Jeep and Ram boss Mike Manley takes over as CEO after Marchionne suffers complications following surgery.
07/21/2018 - 04:40 PM
Hillary Clinton Wants to Help Reunite Immigrant Families and Calls Helsinki Summit 'Alarming'
Clinton plans to help separated families afford transportation
07/22/2018 - 09:42 AM
First 'Wonder Woman 1984' Footage Shows Adorable Moment With Little Girl
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is back. And so is ... erm ... Chris Pine?
07/21/2018 - 04:07 PM
SpaceX makes beautiful pre-dawn rocket landing at sea. See it here.
SpaceX's rocket landings are back and better than ever. After a months long dry spell, SpaceX just completed its latest and greatest rocket landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:50 a.m. EDT. SEE ALSO: Thai cave rescue saga shows how Elon Musk's narcissism gets the best of him The rocket's first stage touched down on the SpaceX drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" (yes, that's what it's called), shortly before 2:00 a.m. and less than 9 minutes in total after the initial liftoff. You can see the start of the landing at around the 23-minute mark in the video below, but the feed cuts off before the rocket actually enters the scene. The landing marks one of the first landings and launches of the company's newest, upgraded Falcon 9 rockets, called Block 5. Before this launch, SpaceX got rid of a backlog of their Block 4 rockets by launching without landing them back on Earth. That type of launch without landing is the traditional way of getting things to orbit, but SpaceX managed to change that. The whole point in the company's rocket landings hinge on the fact that it could reduce the cost of flying to orbit. By reusing rocket stages for multiple launches, it could drive down the exorbitant cost of flying to space for companies and nations around the world. SpaceX has been killing it the past couple years. The company — founded by Elon Musk — launched 18 times in 2017. This year, the Elon Musk-founded company launched its maiden voyage of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket, which is effectively three Falcon 9 boosters strapped together. WATCH: From balloons to satellites, here’s how big tech is battling it out to bring internet to the most remote areas
07/22/2018 - 09:42 AM
Pompeo to urge Iranians abroad to 'support' anti-regime protests
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans on Sunday to urge members of the Iranian diaspora to "support" protesters in Iran, as the Trump administration hints at a desire for regime change in Tehran after turning its back on the Iranian nuclear accord. President Donald Trump -- who has made the Islamic republic a favorite target since his unexpected rapprochement with North Korea -- decided on May 8 to restore all the sanctions that had been lifted as part of the multi-nation agreement aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
07/22/2018 - 04:51 PM
Woman Says She Telepathically Urged Mountain Lion Out of Her Oregon Home
Lauren Taylor found the predatory big cat asleep on her couch and says she showed it the way out with her mind.
07/21/2018 - 01:12 PM
UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store
LONDON (AP) — A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday.
07/22/2018 - 05:16 PM
This Is What It’s Like To Own A $5,000 Mercedes SL600
It goes without saying that a cheap car comes with expensive repairs.
07/22/2018 - 10:00 AM
Egypt's Sisi says false rumors main threat to Arab countries
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Sunday that Arab countries, including Egypt, were vulnerable to imploding from within under what he described as a barrage of rumors aimed at spreading instability. Addressing a military academy graduation ceremony in Cairo, Sisi said that his government had detected 21,000 false rumors over a period of three months. Sisi, who was elected president after he led the army in ousting Mohamed Mursi following mass protests against the Islamist president's one year in office, sees himself as trying to rebuild Egypt following years of turmoil that began in 2011.
07/22/2018 - 12:06 PM
Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.
07/21/2018 - 04:02 PM
Lexus Talks About How It Services Its Own LFA
Excellent service quality on this Japanese supercar isn’t done overnight.
07/21/2018 - 10:00 AM
Buzz Aldrin Did Not Attend Gala Kicking Off the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing
The former NASA astronaut usually attends the event
07/22/2018 - 11:14 AM
Elon Musk reaches deal with artist in ‘farting unicorn’ image row
Elon Musk has reached an agreement with an artist over an image of a “farting unicorn” the Tesla boss used to promote his cars. Tom Edwards, a potter from Colorado, US, who had claimed the business mogul had “ripped off” his drawing featured on a mug, said the issue had now been resolved "in a way that everyone feels good about". Mr Musk had last year posted the cartoon unicorn image on Twitter, without permission, to advertise his Tesla electric car range.
07/21/2018 - 05:29 PM
Jeanine Pirro Slams 'Fascism' After Whoopi Clash On 'The View'
Jeanine Pirro devoted roughly eight minutes of the opening of her Fox News
07/22/2018 - 02:39 AM
Russia demands US release 'spy', calls charges false
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday that the arrest of a Russian gun rights enthusiast on espionage charges in the United States was "unacceptable", his ministry said. US prosecutors say Maria Butina, 29, exploited her close links with the powerful NRA gun lobby while posing as a visiting graduate student to endear herself with senior Republicans, guided by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's major political supporters, Alexander Torshin. In a telephone call with Pompeo, Lavrov "stressed that the actions of American authorities who arrested the Russian citizen Butina based on false accusations is totally unacceptable," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
07/21/2018 - 11:50 AM
Israelis protest law denying surrogacy for gay couples
Israelis demonstrated and held a one-day strike on Sunday to protest a law denying surrogacy to gay couples, with thousands attending a rally in Tel Aviv. Police did not give an estimate of numbers at the city's central Rabin Square, but Haaretz newspaper put the attendance at 60,000. A police statement said that large numbers of officers were deployed to "ensure the safety of participants and maintain public order".
07/22/2018 - 03:49 PM
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