Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'|
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:18:15 -0400
Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:21:32 -0400
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:06:15 -0400
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:20:13 -0400
Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:10:42 -0400
Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.
Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:07:36 -0400
Mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer: 'They tried to kill my child to shut her up'
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:25:48 -0400
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life.
Utah Blogger's Missing Husband Found Dead
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:18:22 -0400
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:10 -0400
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:35:15 -0400
Top US military officer notes 'difficult issues' with China
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:30:36 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told his Chinese counterpart Tuesday that the U.S. and China have "many difficult issues" to work through, during a visit that comes amid tensions over North Korea's missile program, Taiwan and China's claims in the South China Sea.
Swiss Hotel Apologizes for Singling Out Jews in Signs
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:47:16 -0400
Student, 18, Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Teacher's Life On Facebook: Cops
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:38:00 -0400
SeaWorld Orca Dies After Long Battle With Lung Infection
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:55:40 -0400
Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:05:20 -0400
A dinosaur that puzzled researchers thanks to the incredibly puzzling design of its body finally has its place in history thanks to a team of scientists from Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London. The Chilesaurus, which has been nicknamed the "Frankenstein dinosaur" due to it appearing as though it were patched together from other, unrelated dinosaur species, has now been labeled a transitional species that helps to bridge the gap between herbivorous dinosaurs and the more iconic meat-eaters like the Tyrannosaurus rex.
After its fossils were initially discovered, Chilesaurus was thought to be a part of the Theropod group of dinos — which includes the T. rex— due to its advanced digestive system. Those creatures, which are considered "lizard-hipped," were carnivores, but the Chilesaurus didn't appear to be particularly well-suited for consuming meat.
After extensive examination of the fossils, the researchers are now declaring that Chilesaurus was in fact a plant eater. As it turns out, the puzzling creature is actually a member of the group called Ornithischia — meaning "bird-hipped" — dinosaurs that also includes recognizable herbivores like the Stegosaurus and Triceratops. The team believes Chilesaurus was a essentially a stepping stone between the two groups, acting as a branching-off point.
"Before this, there were no transitional specimens — we didn't know what order these characteristics evolved in," Matthew Baron, Cambridge Ph.D. student and contributing author of the study, said of the research. "This shows that in bird-hipped dinosaurs, the gut evolved first, and the jaws evolved later — it fills the gap quite nicely."
U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:41:53 -0400
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.
Iran general slams Iraq referendum plan during Erdogan talks
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:39:49 -0400
Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff said Wednesday after talks with Turkey's president that a referendum on independence in Iraq's Kurdish region would trigger conflict and negative consequences for the entire region. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri's remarks, carried by Iran's official IRNA news agency, underlined the firm opposition shared in Tehran and Ankara to the poll next month. "Both sides stressed that if the referendum would be held, it will be the basis for the start of a series of tensions and conflicts inside Iraq, the consequences of which will affect neighbouring countries," Bagheri was quoted as saying.
Why Barack Obama is Our Most Viral President
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:20:00 -0400
'Donald Trump is trying to start a civil war,' warns former US Labor Secretary
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:33:00 -0400
Donald Trump is "trying to start a civil war", a former US Labor Secretary has claimed in the wake of the US President's inflammatory comments on the Charlottesville attacks. Robert Reich accused Mr Trump of licensing violence as a "political strategy" and quietly inciting a conflict between his core base of white, socially conservative voters and everyone else. It comes just hours after the former real estate mogul blamed "both sides" for the deadly violence in Virginia over the weekend in a historic press conference that drew condemnation from around the world.
New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:02 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.
Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:11:56 -0400
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.
Has Natalee Holloway's Body Been Found? Remains Reportedly Discovered in Search for Missing Teen
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400
White Supremacist In Charlottesville Wearing 82nd Airborne Hat Gets Called Out... By 82nd Airborne
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:16:11 -0400
Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe turns herself into South African police: TV|
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:46:51 -0400
Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg's up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said. South African police minister Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that he expected to get a report from investigators on Tuesday and that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, could be arrested. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace was travelling on a normal passport.
US will 'know how to face' anti-Semitism: Israel president
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:55:55 -0400
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed shock Wednesday over anti-Semitism at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with "this difficult challenge". Rivlin wrote to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to convey his "support and solidarity for the American Jewish community" after the unrest in Charlottesville. "The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag -- perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism -- paraded in the streets of the world's greatest democracy, and Israel's most cherished and greatest ally, is almost beyond belief," he said.
Confederate monuments removed in wake of Charlottesville violence
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:31:22 -0400
FBI 'reopens investigation into Clintons at Trump lawyer's request'
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:43:00 -0400
The FBI has reportedly reopened an investigation into a meeting between Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch - a runway tarmac encounter during the election campaign that Donald Trump claimed was an attempt to influence a probe into his rival's use of a private email server. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) made a request for the FBI to reopen its consideration of their push for documents relating to the meeting. The chief counsel for the ACLJ is Jay Sekulow, one of the people on Donald Trump's legal team.
China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:14:03 -0400
By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country's top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd's Taobao.com, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that allow users to skirt state censorship controls. Five websites have been asked to carry out immediate "self-examination and correction" to remove vendors that sell illegal virtual private networks (VPNs), according to a notice posted by the Zhejiang provincial branch of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), China's top cyber regulator. This is the latest in a series of measures taken by China to secure the internet and maintain strict control over content.
Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:58:48 -0400
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.
Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:10:10 -0400
Dear Ivanka: It's Time To Decide Which Side Of History You're Going To Stand On
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:46:55 -0400
Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:02:00 -0400
Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:20 -0400
The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as “ebola of the olive”, farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by the European Union. In July, it was detected for the first time on the Spanish mainland in almond trees in Alicante, raising fears it could wreak havoc in the world's largest producer of olive oil. The EU and the Balearics government are now discussing a containment plan which could force eradication of all vegetation within a 100 metre radius of infected plants, Spain’s El Confidential newspaper reported. With infections confirmed at 156 separate points across Mallorca, agricultural groups say the measure would mean the almost complete destruction of the island’s plant life. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil Credit: PAUL GROVER “If we comply with what Europe is asking us, it would be starting to fell at one end of the island and finishing at the other. I don’t know if eradicating all the plant life is the solution, but I am sure that, in Mallorca, this is impossible to apply,” Gonzalo Rodríguez, head of the Camp Mallorquí cooperative of 1,000 producers, told the paper. The Balearics authorities had won a reprieve from the eradication measure after the bacteria was detected on the islands late last year, arguing that it would be a “disaster” for the local environment. The bacteria, which can infect some 300 species, was first discovered in a cherry tree in a Mallorca garden centre in October. After tests elsewhere on the Balearic Islands came back positive, the local government declared the entire archipelago an outbreak zone, banned the export of live plants and began destroying infected specimens. But a June assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) came back with alarming news: the response had been too limited, and even with the total application of EU measures, eradication will now be “very difficult” to achieve. The number of carrier plants was also growing, it said, now taking around a dozen species including grape vines, almond and plum trees and lavender. In Alicante, local authorities and agricultural groups have backed eradication as the only option. But resistance among some farmers is growing: last week protesters blocked machinery brought in to fell trees around an infected plant, El Confidencial reported.
The O.J. Bronco was for sale on "Pawn Stars," but didn't sell
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0400
The second Bronco was the white one that Al Cowlings used to drive O.J. on that dramatic slow-speed highway chase. Originally owned by Cowlings, the Bronco was sold to O.J.'s manager Mike Gilbert. Now Gilbert is ready to part with the Bronco and he wants to see if the "Pawn Stars" will pony up his asking price.
'It’s Done.' Baltimore Removes Its Confederate Statues After Charlottesville Violence
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:51:05 -0400
Donald Trump's lawyer makes collage of himself with black people to show he isn't racist
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:26 -0400
Donald Trump's lawyer has been ridiculed online after making a collage of himself pictured with black people to prove he is not racist. Michael Cohen tweeted a selection of selfies in an apparent bid to distance himself from anger over the President's response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. "As the son of a holocaust survivor, I have no tolerance for racism," Mr Trump's personal attorney wrote alongside eight pictures of himself with African Americans.
Rebels say they shoot down Syrian military jet, army confirms crash
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:20:29 -0400
The Syrian military said on Tuesday that one of its jets crashed in southern Syria, state television reported, hours after Western-backed rebels said they had shot it down and captured the pilot. State-owned Ikhbariya television quoted a Syrian army source as saying an investigation was under way to determine what caused the crash. Rebels released photos of a pilot they identified as Major Ali al Hilwa, with bruises on his face, and the wreckage of a jet they said was a Russian-built MiG brought down by anti-aircraft guns.
Family: FBI knew Oklahoma bomb plot suspect is schizophrenic
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:54:32 -0400
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The family of a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank says he is a paranoid schizophrenic and that the FBI knew it.
Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:25:17 -0400
Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to "fully ascertain the identity" of those involved. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean dual national, were found murdered in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo while on a UN mission investigating violence and mass graves in the country's restive Kasai province. "A group of Congolese, likely militia members from the Kasai Central province, was responsible," read the board's executive summary, obtained Wednesday by AFP.
Mom Tracks Pregnancy With Hilarious Letter Board Messages
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:18:16 -0400
Vorderstrasse posts photos on Instagram of herself and sometimes her partner alongside a letter board that sums up what she’s thinking. While pregnant with her now 2-week-old, Hazel, Vorderstrasse posed with the board at different stages of her pregnancy, touching on everything from swollen feet to food cravings to her incessant need to pee.
Tesla Model 3 Fans Have Found a Secret Way to Save $1,500
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:13:00 -0400
'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade turns up on garden carrot
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:46:47 -0400
A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot. The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground. Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again. "I recognized it right away," she said. Mary Grams, 84, got her missing ring back when her daughter-in-law found it while harvesting carrots on the family farm in Alberta, Canada. Credit: CBC News She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden. "We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC news. "We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it." Mrs Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Mary, 84, says she didn't know if they were kidding or not, but when her granddaughter brought the carrot over - she knew: "It's mine!" #yegpic.twitter.com/Ft7IMUeSMR— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 The ring was found by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley. "I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," she said, "because no other women have lived on that farm. "I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot." A few weeks after losing her engagement ring, Mary bought herself this one, much smaller, to replace it. #Camrosepic.twitter.com/sg9WN4y1Pb— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 Mrs Grams said she is pleased the ring was found. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.
Scary video shows a bear charging a dog in Alaska
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:55:25 -0400
A mama black bear was caught on camera charging a Siberian husky at a campground in Alaska. The recently released clip, from a campground in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, shows a bear and her three cubs approaching a trailer from the woods on July 5. When the bear spots the dog it delivers a bluff charge, and the bear and husky get into a brief fight off camera. A woman can then be heard yelling at the bear, which returns to its cubs and runs away. Tom Henderson, who uploaded the video earlier this month, said in an email that his wife is the person heard yelling in the clip. Fortunately, the dog was unharmed in the scuffle, despite its screams. Henderson also said that bear sightings are not uncommon in the camp, though they have not had a problem like this before. Unfortunate interactions between humans and wildlife are unfortunately common in the area. In June a man was mauled after brown bear with a sow got defensive. Mashable has reached out to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for additional information.
Charlottesville: Man 'outing Nazis' on Twitter says he will continue despite receiving death threats
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:21:00 -0400
The man gaining international attention for outing alleged white supremacists on Twitter has said he will continue his campaign despite receiving death threats in the wake of the Charlottesville violence. Logan Smith runs the Yes, You’re Racist Twitter account, which has shared a number of posts since the weekend calling for users to publicly identify members of the Virginia rally. University of Arkansas biomedical engineering professor Kyle Quinn, who runs a laboratory dedicated to wound-healing research, was incorrectly named by the account and was hit with a barrage of online abuse.
'The Daily Show' Defines Trump's Turning Point In 1 Sobering Sentence
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:09:57 -0400
Take a look at the world's top 10 most liveable cities 2017
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:22:43 -0400
Man arrested on hindering charge in Missouri officer killing
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:43:59 -0400
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of a western Missouri police officer told an informant that he dropped the suspected gunman off at a nearby marina after the shooting, according to court records.