|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary|
Christine Hallquist on Tuesday became the country's first openly transgender
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Paul Manafort's defense rests without presenting evidence|
The trial of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is coming to a quieter than expected end.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - These Are The Chilling Stories Of Abuse Covered Up By The Catholic Church|
For decades, stories about clerical sexual abuse committed by Pennsylvania
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50|
From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads|
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrested|
A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod|
A 61-year-old man suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs as he was attacked by a shark in Cape Cod
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Judge threatened over granting bail for suspects in New Mexico compound case|
The courthouse was locked down after a backlash against the judge's decision culminated in threats.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Genoa collapse: Hundreds more bridges 'at risk' across Italy as ministers blast highways firm|
Up to 300 bridges, viaducts and tunnels in Italy are at risk of structural failure, experts warned, as the death toll from the collapse of a bridge in Genoa rose to 39, including three children. There were fears that the number of fatalities could rise further. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister, said it was hard to tell how many people were still unaccounted for simply because they were on holiday or “under the rubble”. He said the tragedy demonstrated the importance of increasing investments and hinted that EU spending limits could put lives at risk. "If external constraints prevent us from spending to have safe roads and schools, then it really calls into question whether it makes sense to follow these rules," Mr Salvini, who leads the eurosceptic League party, said. "There can be no trade-off between fiscal rules and the safety of Italians." The European Union pushed back against suggestions EU budget rules might be to blame. "We will not engage in any political finger pointing," the European Commission, the EU's executive in Brussels, said. The commission in Brussels said Italy was receiving billions of euros under the bloc's multi-annual budget for infrastructure investment and was "one of the main beneficiaries of the flexibility" under the 28-nation bloc's fiscal rules. British couple Genoa bridge collapse Around 70 per cent of Italy’s 15,000 motorway bridges and tunnels are more than 40 years old, many of them built during the post-war boom but now carrying far more traffic than they were designed for. Lack of investment, poor maintenance and, in some cases, the involvement of mafia-run building companies that use poor quality concrete to increase profits, could all contribute to disasters like the one in Genoa. “They have problems that, if not addressed in time, could potentially lead to structural failures,” a leading structural engineer told La Repubblica newspaper. “The problem is not so much knowing which structures are at risk, but having the money to finance repairs and maintenance,” said the expert, who asked for anonymity because he works for a company that assesses public infrastructure. Among the structures at risk was the Magliana Bridge in Rome, between the city centre and the capital’s busiest airport, Fiumicino, he said. Italy’s CNR civil engineering society said that many structures dating from the 1960s, when the Morandi Bridge was built, had surpassed their lifespan. It called for a “Marshall Plan" to repair or replace tens of thousands of Italian bridges and viaducts built in the post-war period. As investigators began to study what may have caused a 260ft-long portion of the raised motorway in Genoa to collapse, sending around 35 cars and several trucks plummeting to the ground, Italy’s populist government blamed the private company that managed it. Luigi Di Maio, deputy prime minister and the leader of the Five Star Movement, accused Autostrade per l’Italia of chasing profits at the expense of public safety. “Instead of investing money for maintenance, they divide the profits and that is why the bridge falls," he said. Autostrade, which operates nearly 2,000 miles of Italian motorways, is controlled by the Benetton group through its holding company, Atlantia. Mr Di Maio accused previous Italian governments of turning a blind eye to the upkeep of the country’s motorways because of political contributions. Fire crews told The Telegraph 'we are not going to stop searching' “For the first time there is a government that does not take money from Benetton. Autostrade was protected by previous governments,” he said. “If the bridge was dangerous, then they should have closed it.” The government said it wanted to revoke the contract awarded to Autostrade and hit the company with a massive fine of 150 million euros. "The first thing that should happen is that the heads of Autostrade per l'Italia should step down. And given that there have been breaches (of contract), I announce that we have begun the process for the eventual revocation of their contract and a fine of 150 million euros,” transport minister Danilo Toninelli said on Facebook. Autostrade insisted the bridge had been “constantly monitored” and refuted accusations that it had not invested enough in maintenance. "In the last five years the company's investment in the security, maintenance and strengthening of the network has been over one billion euros a year," it said. Cars and trucks are left on a section of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa Credit: Nicola Marfisi/AP As the coalition, which consists of Five Star and the hard-Right League party, called for heads to roll, it emerged that in 2013 the founder of Five Star had opposed plans to build a new motorway that would have alleviated pressure on the Morandi bridge. Beppe Grillo, the founder of Five Star, dismissed warnings that the bridge could collapse as “a fairy tale” on his widely-read blog. When the plans for the new motorway were blocked, one leading industrialist predicted that the Genoa bridge would fail. “When, in 10 years’ time, the Morandi bridge collapses, and everyone is stuck in traffic jams for hours, we’ll need to remember the names of those who said no (to the project),” said Giovanni Calvini, who was then regional president of Confindustria, an employers’ association. Rescue personnel use cranes to sort through debris from the Morandi motorway bridge Credit: VALERY HACHE/ AFP Arcangelo Merella, a former member of Genoa city council with responsibility for transport, said: “I was saying that the bridge was at risk, that it was no longer adequate and that there was the need to find an alternative because the traffic was becoming heavier all the time.” As Genoa’s mayor declared two days of mourning, there was anger among locals over the fact that repeated warnings about the safety of the bridge went unheeded. Several locals told The Telegraph that the structure shook noticeably when trucks rolled across it and many residents worried about crossing over and under it. The bridge had to withstand more than 25 million vehicle crossings a year, with traffic volumes quadrupling in the last 30 years. A truck is perched on the remaining section of the collapsed Morandi bridge Credit: STEFANO RELLANDINI/ REUTERS The number of vehicles using the bridge was expected to grow by 30 per cent over the next 30 years. An engineering report released in 2009 studied the possibility of the bridge being demolished because of concerns over its structural integrity. “The city is sad and of course the mourning comes first, but the city is also angry, because for years we have talked about substituting this bridge and it was never done,” said Paolo Maggio, a 46-year-old taxi driver. “This will be a huge hit for the economy – it will impact cargo traffic to and from the airport, the ports, to France. For months, Genoa will be cut in half.” Andrea Rescin, one of the first local residents to call the emergency services after the bridge crashed to the ground, said: “It sounded like a bomb had gone off, the first thing I thought was that it was an explosion.” Giuseppe Conte, the prime minister, declared a state of emergency for Genoa, one of the country’s busiest ports, whose main land corridor with France has now effectively been severed. He also announced five million euros of funds going into recovery work.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Republicans Plan To Run Close To Trump. A New Poll Shows Why That’s A Bad Idea.|
Republicans have made clear they plan to run close to President Donald Trump
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Can Manafort's team make a killer close?|
It has been difficult to discern the defense’s theory of Paul Manafort’s case, but a member of the special counsel’s team has a concise assessment of the defense’s approach, at least when it comes to cross-examination. “We like clarity,” he observed. “They like confusion.”
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations|
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Subaru Ascent Owners Will Get New Cars in Recall|
Subaru replaces nearly 300 cars that have compromised frames.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue Attempt|
Jessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Catholic school to drop name of cardinal accused of inaction|
BALTIMORE (AP) — A new Catholic school in Baltimore will no longer feature the name of a late cardinal accused of failing to act in the case of priests who abused children in Pennsylvania.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks progress|
Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks progressed. An Israeli official said on condition of anonymity that an initial set of "understandings" had been reached with the help of Egypt and United Nations officials, leading to calm over the last several days and the opening of the crossing. Humanitarian issues in the blockaded Gaza Strip and the return of the soldiers can be addressed if calm is maintained, the official said, adding that if not, Israel would return to "aggressive" military action.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - China’s Top Buddhist Monk Has Resigned Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations|
Shi Xuecheng was under investigation for alleged sexual harassment of six female monks
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project|
Ford aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is "working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased." Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Randy Bryce Wins Wisconsin's Democratic Primary In Race For Paul Ryan's House Seat|
Randy Bryce, a union ironworker turned progressive rockstar, won the
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Sea-through: Amazing underwater gallery captures transparent 'aliens' of the deep|
Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips this year and ended up with this beautiful collection of sea creatures, most of them in the area of Anilao.Cai loves blackwater diving and photography; he uses special lighting to illuminate his photos, as they are all taken in deep, dark waters. ...
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Omarosa tweet raises the question: What is it about Trump and dogs?|
Among the enemies, rivals and random targets he has compared to a dog are Mitt Romney (“he choked like a dog”) Ted Cruz (he “lies like a dog”) and conservative writer Brent Bozell (came “begging for money like a dog”).
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2019 Ford Ranger Price Starts Just over $25K|
Fully loaded, this pickup can top $45,000.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires|
A sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Owners of Recalled 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs to Get Brand-New Vehicles|
Subaru has recalled 293 of its 2019 Ascent SUVs because they may be missing key spot welds on the B-pillar, which holds the second-row door hinges, according to the National Highway Traffic Safet...
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Baltimore Police Officer Filmed Punching Man Is Charged With Felony Assault|
Two days after resigning from the Baltimore Police Department, a police
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini Blames Deadly Bridge Collapse on EU Budget Constraints|
“There can be no tradeoff between fiscal rules and the safety of Italians”
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - National Guard deploys thousands of soldiers to California|
National Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code|
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Bernie Sanders Definitely Won Vermont’s Democratic Senate Primary|
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hasn't "won" a lot of the Democratic primaries
|Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Ex-CIA boss Brennan says won't be scared into silence after Trump slap|
Former CIA Director John Brennan fired back at President Donald Trump on Thursday with an op-ed published in the New York Times one day after the president revoked the Obama-era official's security clearance, saying he would not be scared into silence. Trump said he revoked Brennan's authorization for making what he called "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration and engaging in "frenzied commentary" that sought to "sow division and chaos." Brennan has been a sharp critic of Trump. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump directly connected his decision to the ongoing federal probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and allegedly collusion by his presidential campaign.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Heroic Father Suffers Severe Injuries While Trying to Save Son From Balcony Fall|
The father and son both fell over the railing.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz Badge|
Echoes of the big Benz from days past.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Unite The Right Organizer Jason Kessler Gets Yelled At By Dad: 'Get Out Of My Room!'|
The "master race" strikes again.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Police Looking For Man Seen Spanking Hippo's Butt At LA Zoo|
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating a video that
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - The Death Toll From Italy's Genoa Bridge Collapse Has Risen to 39|
Many in the city had said the 1967 bridge needed shoring up
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Classics for sale: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429|
The Ford Mustang Boss 429 was the ultimate pony car of its era. Designed to compete in NASCAR, this Grabber Blue example is up for auction
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Nigerian soldiers protest as Boko Haram attacks surge|
Disillusioned and exhausted, Nigerian troops battling a surge in Boko Haram jihadist attacks have reached breaking point, protesting less than six months before presidential polls. The Nigerian army dismissed it as a "misunderstanding", but on Sunday hundreds of soldiers protested in the airport of Maiduguri, the capital of restive northeast Borno state, for several hours, shooting into the air and disrupting flights. "We should not have been here for more than a year but this is our fourth year and still they are asking us to move to Marte," one of the protesting soldiers told AFP on condition of anonymity.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11 Things That Surprisingly Don't Affect Your Credit Score|
With so many rules to follow and myths to debunk, credit scores can be pretty
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Primary elections: new wave of firebrand candidates prepare for 2018 midterm elections under Trump|
A new wave of political candidates – both Democratic and Republican – have gained tremendous momentum ahead of the 2018 midterm elections under Donald Trump. The most successful candidates in recent primaries across the country have virtually all taken strong stances on Mr Trump’s presidency, either supporting or rebuking the current White House wholeheartedly. While the most popular Republican candidates have often backed the administration’s hardline agenda on issues like immigration and trade, a breadth of diverse Democratic hopefuls have added fuel to the “Resistance Movement,” vowing to fight the president at every turn.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision|
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - U.S. official warns of more actions against Turkey if pastor not freed|
The tough message emerged a day after White House national security adviser John Bolton met privately with Turkish ambassador Serdar Kilic about the case of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. Bolton warned him that the United States would not give any ground, a senior U.S. official said. The White House official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said "nothing has progressed" thus far on the Brunson case.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - There's A Perfect Word For People Who Say 'I'm Not Racist, But...'|
There's a new form of 'splaining in town.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space|
A Florida man who invoked the state's controversial "stand your ground" law
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Pennsylvania priest accused of child sex abuse got job at Walt Disney World|
A priest accused in the Pennsylvania abuse scandal was given a reference by his diocese and went on to work at Walt Disney World for 18 years, it has emerged. Rev Edward George Ganster was one of 301 "predator priests" identified in a huge report into abuses by Catholic clergymen in the US state stretching back 70 years. According to the report the diocese knew about his "sexual transgressions" in 1990 but still gave him a reference to work at the "happiest place on Earth". Following one allegation he was moved to another parish and, when there were further accusations, he was place on sick leave. He then left the priesthood and applied to work at Walt Disney World in Florida, securing the job with a reference from his Pennsylvania diocese. The reference letter said: “I am quite sure that the Diocese will be able to give you a positive reference in regard to the work you did during your years of service here as a priest.” The former priest went on to operate a train for families visiting the theme park. He died in 2014. Following the release of the landmark report by a grand jury victims told their stories of abuse. Carolyn Fortney, 37, one of five sisters abused by the same clergyman, said: "It’s very lonely. Especially when it’s your word against God’s." In a statement her family said: "While five sisters were the first victims, our family and second generations continue to be impacted. The depth of this abuse has been life-altering for this and future generations." James VanSickle, 55, who has accused a Pennsylvania priest of abusing him as a teenager, said: "I think that all of us will have a hole in our soul for the rest of our lives. Healing is impossible.” Robert Corby, 83, said: "A priest, in 1948, would abuse you. Who would have believed me?” Shaun Dougherty, 48, said: "It doesn’t ever go away. It has an effect on you for the rest of your life.”
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Colorado Police Searching for 'Endangered Missing' Pregnant Mom and 2 Daughters|
"I'm just hoping right now that she's somewhere safe," her husband said
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan|
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island on Wednesday, urging its 105 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Ted Cruz in a tight race for Texas Senate seat|
Beto O'Rourke gains momentum on Senator Cruz; Casey Stegall shares an update on the race.
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Rare and Ridiculous eBay Cars You Have to See|
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Donald Trump's Trying To Shut Omarosa Up. Good Luck With That.|
WASHINGTON ― After decades of being able to shut people up with threats of
|Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Erdogan says Turkey to boycott US electronic goods|
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like the iPhone in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington, as the Turkish lira finally clawed back some of the ground lost in its stand-off with Washington. The dispute between the NATO allies -- brought to a new intensity by Turkey's holding of an American pastor for two years -- has raised questions over the future of their partnership and fanned fears of a looming economic crisis in Turkey.