|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Trump's Approval For Hurricane Response Plunges 20 Points After Puerto Rico Storms|
President Donald Trump’s approval rating for his handling of the response to hurricanes striking the U.S. has plummeted 20 points since Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes last month, according to the latest CNN poll.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight|
Activist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal|
It’s been 20 years since the sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect |
A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python|
Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall|
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars|
Scientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - 'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger Plane|
But everybody on board was OK
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - German court sentences 88-year-old Holocaust denier to jail|
A German court sentenced an 88-year-old woman to six months in prison on Monday for denying the Holocaust and for inciting hatred. Ursula Haverbeck, who describes herself as a revisionist historian, said at a public event in January 2016 that gas chambers in Auschwitz concentration camp "were not real". A court in Berlin found Haverbeck guilty after examining a short video of her speech in which she said that she was citing a book, not expressing her own views.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - 'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'|
According to a lengthy "New Yorker" magazine profile of Mike Pence, the president has been known to mock the vice president’s evangelical values behind closed doors.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner|
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.
|Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital|
The death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history. Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical centres and some of them [were taken] directly by their relatives for burial." Most of the bodies in have been burnt beyond recognition, and police are braced for the number to rise due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the blast, which is the Horn Of Africa's deadliest single attack. Men and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb Credit: Mohamed ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images Following the attack, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning. Crowds gathered in Mogadishu yesterday (SUN) with protesters condemning the bloodshed. The Somali government blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terror group that has fought a long running insurgency against Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda affiliated organisation had not claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday evening. Al-Shabaab has carried out multiple recent attacks on the city using grenades, guns and bombs in its quest to topple the government, which is backed by the UN, and rock the African Union. In January, the group killed at least 28 by ramming a car bomb into a hotel near parliament and then detonating a second device when ambulances arrived on the scene. In June it murdered 31 in an attack on a pizza restaurant. Civilians evacuate from the scene of the explosion Credit: REUTERS/Feisal Omar The organisation was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011, and has recently suffered a series of severe territorial losses to African Union peacekeepers and government troops, supported by US drone strikes. "They don't care about the lives of Somali people, mothers, fathers and children," Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said of the weekend's bombing. "They have targeted the most populated area in Mogadishu, killing only civilians." Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday: “The UK condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed so many innocent lives. “Those responsible have shown no regard for human life or the suffering of the Somali people. The UK will continue to support Somalia in the fight against terrorism.” A Somali soldier helps a wounded civilian Credit: AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh Despite the frequency of attacks on Mogadishu, the scale of the blast over the weekend has left the city reeling. Concrete buildings in the Hodan district were flattened by the explosion, with cars set on fire and smoke hanging heavy in the air. Hospitals put out desperate pleas for blood donations, and dazed people searched through piles of rubble, metal and bloodied sandals looking for family members. "With a heavy heart I would say this is the worst attack I have ever witnessed," Masoud Mohamed, who lost family members in the blast, told AP. Among those reported to have died in the attack are three brothers who worked at a nearby shopping centre, four volunteers with the Somali Red Crescent Society, and a local freelance journalist.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Donna Karan Apologizes Again For Victim-Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers|
Donna Karan came under fire last week for comments she made in response to accusations of sexual assault and abuse leveled at disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy|
Airbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Republicans 'worried losing House of Representatives could spell impeachment for Trump'|
Republicans are reportedly concerned that Donald Trump could be impeached if they lose control of the House of Representatives. While chances were once slim that Democrats would retake the House in 2018, Mr Trump’s feuds with members of his own party and his lack of major legislative wins have made the possibility more likely. Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats in the 2018 midterm elections to have a majority in the 435-member House.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop|
A family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless Marriage|
Raise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case|
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Mud and Hunger: Among the Desperate Rohingya Still Pouring into Bangladesh|
Up to 2,000 Rohingya are arriving in Bangladesh daily
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Mitch McConnell Looking Queasy With Trump Prompts #FreeMcConnell Tweets|
“You good, bro?” Twitter users are expressing concern for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bomb|
Malta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement. Caruna Galizia’s blog, Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women “making and shaking Europe” for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta’s culture of “cronyism” and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat’s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies. Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat’s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation. Mr Muscat called - and won - early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases. “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in the last line.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Gretchen Carlson On Harvey Weinstein Allegations: 'This Is The Watershed Moment'|
Gretchen Carlson thinks the recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein are the “tipping point” that could finally help dismantle the culture of sexual harassment in workplaces around the country.
|Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Baghdad accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war'|
Baghdad said Sunday that foreign Kurdish forces were present in the province of Kirkuk in what amounted to a "declaration of war", dramatically raising the stakes in its dispute with Iraq's Kurds. Kurdish officials denied Baghdad's claim that forces from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were among its peshmerga fighters in an armed standoff with Iraqi troops in the oil-rich province.
|Sunday, October 15, 2017 - The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)|
Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat|
MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus has agreed to take a majority stake in Bombardier's troubled CSeries jetliner programme, securing the plane's future and giving the Canadian firm a possible way out of a damaging trade dispute with Boeing. Airbus will get a 50.01 percent stake in an entity recently carved out of Bombardier to produce and market the CSeries, four years after it first flew with a goal to enter the $125 billion a year market for large jets. In reality, the terms of the deal mean Bombardier could pay Airbus to take over by agreeing to underwrite $700 million of risks related to cost overruns in coming years.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Celebrities Call Out The Stigma Surrounding Pregnancy Loss In Moving Video|
In July, “The Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch published an essay for Glamour about her miscarriage experience.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Bowe Bergdahl Has Pleaded Guilty to Deserting an Army Base in Afghanistan|
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after walking off his military base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the high-profile incident.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Prince Harry's ultimate desire revealed: What he 'so badly craves' as he prepares his future with Meghan Markle|
As Prince Harry continues to look towards a future with girlfriend Meghan Markle, sources close to the couple are revealing what their potential future wedding day could look like.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Trump's Gaffe About the 'Arabian Gulf' Enraged Iran More Than His Strategy|
Not the ones you'd expect
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes|
The Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue. The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a “No” would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government’s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way” to Madrid’s request. If he did not do so, he “will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,” he said. Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said “the most radical influences had prevailed” in Mr Puigdemont’s decision. But the Catalan president’s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government’s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday. “The CUP would have sent a very different letter,” said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.
|Sunday, October 15, 2017 - #MeToo: Alyssa Milano's Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral|
#MeToo quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault are.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape |
This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 Taliban|
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan where the Taliban have staged several attacks targeting police across the country (all times local):
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - To beat jihadists, anti-IS Syria force goes back to basics|
Once the last Islamic State group fighters are ousted from Syria's Raqa, the unconventional forces battling the jihadists say they'll have batteries and masking tape to thank for their victory. The Syrian Democratic Forces on the verge of seizing IS's former bastion Raqa have received sophisticated support from the US-led coalition, including air strikes, weaponry, and intelligence. In a cavernous warehouse just east of Raqa's Old City, SDF fighters sit cross-legged on a dusty rug piled high with cylinder-shaped three-volt batteries, masking tape, empty cigarette packs and loose wires.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Trial Begins For Man Who Allegedly Tortured, Killed 8-Year-Old Boy For Being Gay|
The murder trial of an 8-year-old boy who was allegedly brutally abused and finally killed because he was thought to be gay has begun in Los Angeles, with a prosecutor detailing the “systematic torture” of the boy.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car|
Sometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC — Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 “This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse. Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you
|Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big Battlecruiser|
Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020|
President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec|
Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - US military rushes to defuse looming crisis in Kirkuk after Iraqi army advances|
Iraqi forces patrol in the streets after they retake the control of the city center from peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Monday. US military commanders are scrambling to stop a conflict escalating between two forces they arm and train, after the Iraqi army seized the contested, oil-rich city of Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga. The Pentagon sought to play down the scale of clashes between the two sides, after forces loyal to the central government in Baghdad rapidly took over nearly all the city on Monday, and Kurdish forces abandoned their positions, retreating to nearby oilfields.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride|
2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride Bare-essentials big twin may be best of the bunch “Llibertat ,” is a word moto-journalists became pretty familiar with during last month’s Harley-Davidson press ride in Catalunya. The English version of the word –
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self|
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself after she told him she had cancer appears to have taken her story at face value and didn't push her to seek medical treatment or mental-health counseling, authorities said Tuesday.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US|
North Korea on Monday told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the United States reverses its "hostile" policy. "Unless the hostile policy and the nuclear threat of the US is thoroughly eradicated, we will never put our nuclear weapons and ballistic rockets on the negotiation table under any circumstance," he said.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients|
Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent. In the latest trial, the drug, cabozantinib, showed statistically significant improvement in overall survival in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who had been previously treated with Bayer and Amgen's sorafenib, as compared with a placebo, the company said. "With this clinical hurdle removed, we view the company as one of the prime takeout targets," William Blair analyst Andy Hsieh wrote in a client note.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Blake Lively Reveals Why She And Ryan Reynolds Are Such A Good Match|
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood couple that seems more compatible and grounded than Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
|Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler|
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet|
Passengers on a Sunday AirAsia flight to Bali—which was forced to turn back to Australia following an apparent loss of cabin pressure—have criticized its flight crew for allegedly screaming when the plane plunged more than 20,000 feet
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'|
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|Monday, October 16, 2017 - US strikes kill 'dozens' at IS training camps|
The US military said on Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group's training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country's conflict. Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent IS figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, killed last summer in a US air strike. This is the first time allies of Yemen's internationally recognised government have announced raids against IS footholds.
|Monday, October 16, 2017 - 108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable|
The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force’s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become “concurrency orphans” — airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.