|Monday, September 24, 2018 - You Can Participate In Me Too Without Sharing Your Own Trauma|
Last week, the president of the United States defended his Supreme Court
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Rod Rosenstein Attends White House Meeting As Job Is Reportedly In Jeopardy|
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing special counsel
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede|
Firefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the
|Saturday, September 22, 2018 - The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran|
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local):
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine|
Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday. Rather than waiting to respond to a famine after many lives already have been lost, the tech firms "will use the predictive power of data to trigger funding" to take action before it becomes a crisis, the World Bank and United Nations announced in a joint statement.
|Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz, Iran|
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218|
(This new version of the story corrects number of dead in lede.) By Jackson Njehia UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least 218 people. Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested had been carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said late on Saturday the death toll had reached 218. ...
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid|
It's just like the movie
Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. SEE ALSO: Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer. We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu. They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. We also confirmed they are moving on the surface. #asteroidlanding — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 A flood of imagery followed as the two hopping rovers — yes, they get around by hopping — set about their important task. This is a picture from MINERVA-II1. The color photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 21 around 13:08 JST, immediately after separation from the spacecraft. Hayabusa2 is top and Ryugu's surface is below. The image is blurred because the rover is spinning. #asteroidlanding pic.twitter.com/CeeI5ZjgmM — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 Photo taken by Rover-1B on Sept 21 at ~13:07 JST. It was captured just after separation from the spacecraft. Ryugu's surface is in the lower right. The misty top left region is due to the reflection of sunlight. 1B seems to rotate slowly after separation, minimising image blur. pic.twitter.com/P71gsC9VNI — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 This dynamic photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 22 at around 11:44 JST. It was taken on Ryugu's surface during a hop. The left-half is the surface of Ryugu, while the white region on the right is due to sunlight. (Hayabusa2 Project) pic.twitter.com/IQLsFd4gJu — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 You can keep up with the status of Hayabusa2's mission on JAXA's English-language website right here. There's also a post from JAXA discussing the mission here. As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the world’s first rover (mobile exploration robot) to land on the surface of an asteroid. This is also the first time for autonomous movement and picture capture on an asteroid surface." WATCH: Elon Musk just unveiled images of SpaceX's ship that he hopes will be key to bringing people to Mars
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - James Woods attacks Twitter for locking his account over retweet of hoax anti-Democrat meme|
Actor James Woods has attacked Twitter after the social media giant locked him out of his account. The Casino and Salvador star was told by the company he had violated the platform’s rules with a tweet sent in July. The post in question featured a hoax meme claiming to come from the Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Ambassador Haley: 'I've never heard' Cabinet consider invoking 25th Amendment|
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is interviewed on "This Week" ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Kellyanne Conway Downplays Kavanaugh Allegations: He Wasn't 'Powerful' At The Time|
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday appeared to brush off the
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out|
First look at the new version of Donald Trump's presidential limousine, nicknamed the Beast, on duty in New York City.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - FCC Hiding Evidence Of Suspected Russian Role In Ending Net Neutrality: Lawsuit|
The Federal Communications Commission has obstinately hidden information
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - The Latest: Pope visits ex-KGB headquarters in Lithuania|
KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (all times local):
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria|
Russia's military Sunday blamed "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce for the downing of one of its planes in Syria last week, and denounced the "adventurism" of Israeli pilots. Israel strongly disputed the assertion and vowed it will continue to act against Iranian targets in neighbouring Syria. A Syrian air defence missile downed the Russian Ilyushin Il-20 military plane on September 17, killing all 15 soldiers aboard and threatening to damage relations between Russia and Israel, which three years ago set up a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media|
Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Advocate, Has Been Jailed in the U.S.|
He is facing sexual assault charges in Austin, Texas
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Dead fish cover North Carolina roads as flood waters recede after Hurricane Florence|
Fire crews dealing with the clean-up operation after Hurricane Florence are having to move thousands of dead fish from roadways after storm surges and flooded rivers brought shoals far inland. A team was deployed to interstate 40 where a large number of fish were hosed off the highway after the hurricane dropped eight trillion gallons of water on North Carolina.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea|
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Kavanaugh Tells Senate He Won't Withdraw Nomination Over Sexual Assault Allegations|
Brett Kavanaugh said that he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing" his
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines|
Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans. "There won't be any Porsche diesels in the future," CEO Oliver Blume told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - U.S. envoy Haley rejects Iran blame over parade attack|
Before leaving for the United Nations on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused other countries including the United States of provoking the shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people on Saturday. "He's got the Iranian people are protesting, every ounce of money that goes into Iran goes into his military, he has oppressed his people for a long time and he needs to look at his own base to figure out where that's coming from," she told CNN's "State of the Union." "He can blame us all he wants. The thing he's got to do is look at the mirror." Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for the attack, which killed 12 of their comrades.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 Hours|
Who hasn't at one time in their life considered lying in a coffin for an
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate|
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday.
|Saturday, September 22, 2018 - China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts|
The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said. The two sides signed a provisional agreement on Saturday on who gets to name senior churchmen, an issue that has bedevilled ties for decades, and China quickly said it hoped for an improvement in relations. With its outsized international influence, the Vatican is the most important of Taiwan's 17 remaining friends, and its only European partner.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Hong Kong Has Outlawed a Pro-Independence Political Party in Unprecedented Move|
The embargo reignites fears of Chinese encroachment on the city's freedoms
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Cosby's lawyers, psychologist spar in court over 'predator' label|
Bill Cosby's lawyers and a state-appointed psychologist argued in court on Monday over whether the disgraced comedian should be deemed a "sexually violent predator" under Pennsylvania law as a two-day sentencing hearing began for Cosby's sexual assault conviction. Cosby, who was found guilty in April, is the first celebrity to face a possible prison sentence since the start of the #MeToo movement, the national reckoning with sexual misconduct that has brought down dozens of powerful men in entertainment, politics and other fields. Cosby, 81, built a family-friendly reputation playing the affable Dr. Cliff Huxtable in the 1980s television comedy "The Cosby Show." He was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former administrator at his alma mater Temple University, at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Four sharks killed after attack on swimmers near Great Barrier Reef|
Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday Islands. Drum lines, which use baited hooks to catch the predators, ensnared four tiger sharks, one 3.7 metres (12 feet) long and the others each between two to three metres, a Fisheries Queensland spokesman said Sunday. "While sharks of this size are potentially very dangerous to humans, it is unclear if they were responsible for injuries caused to two swimmers," he said. The latest shark to be caught "has been humanely euthanised and will be taken further out to sea for disposal." The spokesman said it was clear "there are a significant number of active sharks in local waters and people are urged not to swim". The drumlines were to remain in place over the next week. Shark attacks are very rare in the Whitsundays - a collection of spectacular tropical islands at the heart of the Barrier Reef - with the last encounter reported to be eight years ago, according to national broadcaster ABC. The attacks have revived debate about how best to reduce the risk of encounters between sharks and the growing number of people using the ocean for leisure.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Lindsey Graham: Blasey's Testimony Won't Sway My Vote 'Unless There's Something More'|
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday continued to voice skepticism about
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds Collection|
Yes, there's a black and gold Trans Am among them,
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republic|
These images show eerily beautiful scenes of abandonment captured by British photographer James Kerwin in Abkhazia on the Black Sea.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Brent oil jumps to four-year high near $81|
Brent oil soared Monday close to $81, reaching the highest level since November 2014 after OPEC and other global producers snubbed pressure from US President Donald Trump to dampen prices. Oil leapt after the world's top producers decided to maintain output during a meeting in Algeria at the weekend. A committee comprised of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel and non-OPEC producers said it was satisfied with the current market outlook, which represented "an overall healthy balance between supply and demand".
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria|
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Navy SEALs on understanding the dichotomy of leadership|
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin examine how leaders must be ready and willing to take charge and to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team in their new book 'The Dichotomy of Leadership.'
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Woman Arrested After Taking in Pets During Hurricane Florence|
She was charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license
|Saturday, September 22, 2018 - All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China|
While the $11 billion rail project has raised fears for some over Beijing's encroachment on the Chinese-ruled city's cherished freedoms, passengers at the sleek harbourfront station were full of praise for a service that reaches mainland China in less than 20 minutes. "Out of 10 points, I give it nine," said 10-year-old Ng Kwan-lap, who was traveling with his parents on the first train leaving for Shenzhen at 7 a.m. "The train is great. It's very smooth when it hits speeds of 200 kilometers per hour." Mainland Chinese immigration officers are stationed in one part of the modernist station that is subject to Chinese law, an unprecedented move that some critics say further erodes the city's autonomy.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Bill Cosby Sentencing: Janice Dickinson Rips Disgraced Comedian: 'Throw the Book at Him'|
Dickinson was at Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Trump expected to tout North Korea progress, but concrete moves lacking|
The change of mood was sealed when Trump and Kim met for an unprecedented summit on June 12 in Singapore, and in the past week, the North Korean leader promised South Korean President Moon Jae-in to dismantle a missile site and also a nuclear complex - if the United States takes "corresponding action." While appearing to set a positive tone, the commitments fell far short of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of North Korea's weapons programs and irreversible steps towards denuclearization. Trump is to meet Moon on Monday to get a first-hand account of the Korean summit before delivering his U.N. address on Tuesday.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - 17 Easy French-Inspired Recipes That Anyone Can Make|
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks|
Four large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday Islands. Drum lines, which use baited hooks to catch the predators, ensnared four tiger sharks, one 3.7 metres (12 feet) long and the others each between two to three metres, a Fisheries Queensland spokesman said Sunday.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance|
The White House announced the meeting after conflicting reports about whether Rosenstein would be leaving the post.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Yes, China or Russia Could Beat the Air Force In a War. This Is How.|
All of the scary details.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Toyota is jumping on the Android Auto bandwagon: report|
Just a week after Google revealed its partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to create intelligent infotainment systems using Android, Toyota has reportedly agreed to use Android Auto. According to a Bloomberg source, Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to put the Android infotainment system directly into their cars, an agreement taking place not long after the company's decision to make their vehicles compatible with Apple's CarPlay earlier this year. The new level of connectivity being introduced to Toyota products is likely to bring in new customers who may have previously avoided the brand due to the compatibility delay with the Google software, especially since more than 80% of smartphones use this OS.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224|
Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led "national funerals" on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in to dock on Thursday. The prime minister said a memorial would be built on Ukara.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Coca-Cola Is Eyeing a Possible Entry Into the Cannabis Market|
Coca-Cola says it’s monitoring the nascent industry with interest in CBD drinks
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - North Carolina Good Samaritan Who Saved 27 Cats and Dogs During Hurricane Florence Arrested for Lack of Permit|
Tammie Hedges opened an emergency shelter but could now pay a steep price.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal|
"You can't," the official said, and with just six weeks until the next wave of U.S. sanctions hits Iran on Nov. 4, European diplomats acknowledge he was right. The European Union has failed to design a workable legal shield for its companies in Iran to beat the global reach of the U.S. financial system and defy President Trump, the diplomats say. EU-Iranian trade this year is running at 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion) a month, but this is expected to fall as big European companies pull out and Iranian oil exports are choked off by U.S. sanctions.
|Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Final tests for mission to study the sun|
The European Space Agency's mission to study the Sun in unprecedented detail is being prepared for final pre-launch testing. Stuart McDill reports.
|Saturday, September 22, 2018 - NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump|
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.
|Monday, September 24, 2018 - Kavanaugh sex assault allegations 'totally political:' Trump|
US President Donald Trump on Monday branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "totally political," hardening his position ahead of an explosive Senate showdown. Trump, speaking in New York where he was attending the United Nations annual assembly, threw his full weight behind Kavanaugh whose once straightforward progress to the nation's highest court has been hit by two bombshell accusations of sexual misconduct from his school and university days. The scandal is set for a showdown in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday when Kavanaugh, who denies all the allegations, will try to clear his name and Christine Blasey Ford will testify that he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.