|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - ‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’|
Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide Protests|
The jury was deadlocked in the trial of the former Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in South Carolina|
Passengers and crew noticed smoke halfway through the flight, leading to an emergency landing in Charleston.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Mourners remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea|
Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea. Otto Warmbier, 22, was arrested in the reclusive communist country while visiting as a tourist. Some 2,500 mourners attended a Thursday morning memorial at Wyoming High School.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post|
Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest|
An emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Americans and guns: It's complicated|
ATLANTA (AP) — Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Inmates Describe Torture In Secret Prisons In Yemen|
“We could hear the screams,” said a former inmate.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting|
A mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - In just a year, Republicans became far more skeptical of claims of racism|
Only 32 percent of Republicans in 2016 said they believe African-Americans face “a lot of discrimination,” a significant drop from just a year earlier.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade|
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday's annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Trump vs. Medicaid|
Despite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS|
Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Combination of brands could be successful but is unlikely to ever occur On Wednesday we posted a story about rumors that Harley-Davidson may be interested in purchasing Italian brand Ducati , the latter being the
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report|
President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi's visit had been "confirmed", citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide|
Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his thinning hair. "Don't damage my reputation anymore," Toyota screams, apparently in response to a mistake she claims the man had made. Major Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK, named Toyota as the woman heard on the tape.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - 33 Pasta Salads That Will Kill At Your Next Cookout|
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque|
By Kawa Omar and Ahmed Rasheed MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan, a day-laborer who lives near the mosque, said by phone. The demolition came on Wednesday night as Iraqi forces closed in on the mosque, which carried enormous symbolic importance for Islamic State (IS).
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Protesters to target Gay Pride marches|
Protesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings|
After threatening to release tapes of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump said Thursday he does not have such recordings.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison|
WASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads Off-Camera White House Briefing|
Will she take Spicer's job?
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial|
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the parole hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson (all times local):
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies|
"The one thing we knew was to expect the unknown."
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crash|
The US navy said Friday it will hold a memorial ceremony for seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast last weekend. The service will be held on Tuesday at the naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, where the badly damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald is based, a navy spokeswoman said. The sailors' relatives, US military officials and some 300 crew members of the guided-missile warship will join the private event, she added, without releasing other details.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science|
The American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ‘fundamental understanding’ of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change. The former governor of Texas told CNBC TV that “the most likely the primary control knob [for climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in”, rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Becoming the latest of Donald Trump’s administration to dispute established science without any attempt at reasoned argument, Mr Perry also said it was “quite all right” to be a sceptic about climate change, suggesting the trait was one held by any “wise, intellectually engaged person”.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran|
By William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - What You Learn After Driving the R8 Spyder|
Sometimes, top down is better
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China|
A prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - LAPD Officer, 31, Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old Cadet: Cops|
LAPD Officer Robert Cain was arrested for having an alleged sexual tryst with a 15-year-old female cadet, who was also arrested last week.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 24 Ways To Eat Pumpkin for Every Meal|
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Michelle Carter Spotted First Time In Public After Guilty Verdict|
Photos of the 20-year-old Massachusetts woman, who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, were posted by Daily Mail on Thursday.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Egypt tycoon jailed for diva murder freed after presidential pardon|
An Egyptian real estate tycoon jailed for the murder of a Lebanese pop diva was freed Friday as part of a presidential pardon for hundreds of detainees, security officials said. State television said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned a total of 502 prisoners to mark Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2010 for the murder of Suzanne Tamim, was among those pardoned on health grounds, an interior ministry official told AFP.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State|
By Raju Gopalakrishnan and Manuel Mogato MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana. Soft-spoken and reserved, 60-year-old Farhana Maute owns property in Mindanao and in Manila, and runs a construction business, say people who know the family and security analysts who have scrutinized its background.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move|
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Think of all the amazing things you can do with Philips’ Alexa-enabled Hue Lightstrips|
Philips Hue is obviously the premiere name in smart lighting solutions. Philips was one of the earliest companies to dive head first into the connected lighting market, and it remains one of the top names to this day. Everyone knows about Philips’ standard Hue bulbs, but the company makes a bunch of different products. One thing you definitely need to check out if you haven’t already is the 2nd-Generation Philips 800276 Hue Lightstrip Plus, which is discounted right now on Amazon. In terms of smarts, the Lightstrip is controlled in exactly the same way as Philips’ other bulbs. It’s a strip of LEDs though, so you can do all sorts of creative things with it.
Here are some key details from the product page:
- Works with Amazon Alexa to support dimming, shades of white, and color settings through voice control (hub required, Alexa device and Philips hub sold separately)
- Enjoy light effects synced to our music and extend you TV experience to the whole room, or lift your gaming experience to the next level
- Place under furniture or kitchen cabinets, into coves or highlight architectural features with indirect light
If you’re looking for a less expensive option and you don’t need Alexa, check out the Alanda 16.4 ft LED Rope Light. In fact, you can couple it with an Alexa-enabled smart plug and still save money, though you won’t get the same range of functionality and compatibility as you would with the Hue Lightstrip.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Dodge Says Don't Drive the Demon Below 15 Degrees|
Those drag radial tires come with some serious weather limitations.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - 24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts|
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Syria regime penetrates IS-held eastern province: monitor|
Syrian regime forces on Friday broke into the eastern Deir Ezzor province for the first time since 2014, a monitor said, after seizing territory from Islamic State group jihadists. Government forces control part of Deir Ezzor city and the adjacent military airport, but IS holds the vast desert province and most of the provincial capital. "Backed by Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters, the Syrian army entered Deir Ezzor province from the southeast, near the Iraqi border," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - News outlets 'banned from filming' Jared Kushner during visit to Israel|
Journalists were ordered not to photograph Jared Kushner while he is in Israel on a quick visit trying to broker a peace deal for father-in-law Donald Trump. It is unclear at this time who gave the order, but reports indicate that an Associated Press cameraman was prevented from filming Mr Kushner's arrival at the office of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. Another cameraman was told to delete the memory card in his camera, which reportedly contained images of Mr Kushner's arrival and from Mr Netanyahu's office.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Body Of Missing Texas Teen Found In Landfill|
Kaytlynn Cargill disappeared Monday while walking her dog near her family's apartment complex.
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Pakistan says Indian man admits spying, India dismisses it as farce|
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian citizen sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan has admitted espionage and filed a mercy petition with the chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday, a statement India dismissed as a farce. Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested last year in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, the site of a long-running conflict between the Pakistan military and separatist insurgents.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states|
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts|
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local):
|Friday, June 23, 2017 - Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger|
Ford promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Cosby Juror Surprised Case Ended in Mistrial, Thought Shamed Comic Would be Acquitted|
The alternate juror also said he found it "confusing" that Cosby's wife was not present for the majority of the trial.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Luisa Ortega: Venezuelan prosecutor defying president|
Her enemies have branded her insane, but those close to Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega say her defiance of the government over the country's deadly political crisis is pure courage. A longtime sympathizer of the socialist movement that brought President Nicolas Maduro to power, Ortega, 59, says her relatives have received threats in recent weeks since she has emerged as the biggest challenge to his authority. In return, Maduro's allies have set the machinery of the state judiciary in motion against her.
|Thursday, June 22, 2017 - The Most (and Least) Satisfying Tire Retailers|
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