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Do Republicans Think Christine Blasey Ford Is Lying? They Can't Say.
News ImageWASHINGTON Republican leaders are ready to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:08:08 -0400
Fiona Hill, Trump's top expert on Russia, is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policy
News ImageFor nearly two decades, British-American scholar Fiona Hill has followed Russian President Vladimir Putins trajectory.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:25 -0400
11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst
News ImageFlorence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:34:21 -0400
Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops
News ImageWilliam Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:01 -0400
'Waste Land' 67 Superfund sites across 45 states
News ImageWith the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographerDavid T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment.Now, the full series has been published for the first time in'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:39 -0400
Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions
News ImageWhite House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:25:29 -0400
Tropical depression could form off coast of Carolinas, bring more rain
News ImageThousands of people continue to be forced to evacuate in the Carolinas due to rising rivers after Hurricane Florence -- and more rain is on the way Tuesday.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:36:15 -0400
Ted Cruz Spotted On Flight Looking At Photo Of Senate Rival Beto O'Rourke
News ImageSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was snapped on a flight from Texas to Washington
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:02 -0400
Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib
News ImageTurkey beefed up its military positions in Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib Tuesday as the clock ticked down on a mid-October deadline to remove jihadists from the area. Further complicating Turkey's task, a war monitor said hundreds of members of the Islamic State group were transferred by the regime to the northwestern region from eastern Syria. Russia, the government's main ally, and Turkey, the rebels' top sponsor, agreed last week in Sochi on a plan meant to avert a large-scale regime offensive on Idlib.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:44:50 -0400
Former Bush Administration Official Stands By Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser
News ImageFormer U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin is supporting the woman who accused
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:46:37 -0400
Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out
News ImageFirst look at the new version of Donald Trump's presidential limousine, nicknamed the Beast, on duty in New York City.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:30:00 -0400
Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety
News ImageShareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:52:26 -0400
The Latest: Dallas officer's attorney says firing unfair
News ImageDALLAS (AP) The Latest on the firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man's own apartment (all times local):
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:38:16 -0400
Mattis dismisses Iran revenge threat, says U.S. not in attack
News ImageWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge against those behind Saturday's deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement. Asked whether Iran's threat gave him any concern, Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon: "No, it does not. We've been very clear that they shouldn't take us on like that. And I am hopeful that cooler, wiser heads will prevail. ...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:54:29 -0400
Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking Him
News ImageThe deputy was answering a call from a woman pinned on the ground by a cow.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:42:37 -0400
Russia Has Big Plans for the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H Fighter
News ImageSome big upgrades are coming.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:09:00 -0400
New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda Ardern
News ImageNew Zealands so-called First Baby - the three-month-old daughter of prime minister Jacinda Ardern - has made her debut on the international political stage, appearing at a peace summit at the United Nations with her mother. Ms Ardern kissed Neve Te Aroha before addressing the summit, during which the baby was held by Clarke Gayford, Ms Arderns partner. Mr Gayford sent an image of his daughters United Nations security pass, which playfully listed her title as First Baby. "Because everyone on Twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN ID, staff here whipped one up," he wrote. "I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside the UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st." Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up. I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st. pic.twitter.com/838BI96VYX Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018 Ms Ardern, 38, is her countrys youngest leader and the first to take maternity leave. She is only the second leader in modern history to give birth while in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Ms Ardern said she and her partner made a very practical decision to take Neve with them into the United Nations summit in New York. Neve is actually nearby me most of the time in New Zealand, she's just not always caught, she said. Clarke Gayford holds baby Neve while Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS "But here when she's awake we try and keep her with me so obviously that was the occasion. A United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the organisation was delighted to see Neve in the General Assembly hall. Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother, he said. Just five percent of the worlds leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible. Jacinda Ardern addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP Ms Ardern has been feted by the United States media during her visit and appeared on NBCs Today Show shortly after her arrival. She joked that taking her daughter on a seventeen-hour flight at the time felt on par with running the country. "But between Clarke and I we managed it," she said. "You don't know until you are there of course, but [motherhood] has met my expectations, the joy though has far surpassed my expectations."
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:25:51 -0400
Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack
News ImageSaudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday," SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would "severely punish" those behind the assault.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:16:42 -0400
Kavanaughs Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats Say
News ImageWASHINGTON Senators are expected to weigh the credibility of Dr. Christine
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:22:56 -0400
15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World
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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:07:00 -0400
Rod Rosensteins Fate Might Determine Whether You See The Mueller Report
News ImageWASHINGTON If President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:45:17 -0400
Dallas Cop Charged With Killing Black Neighbor in His Apartment Has Been Fired
News ImageGuyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter after the shooting
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:53:29 -0400
Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump
News ImageDuke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:11:03 -0400
Indonesian Teen Lost at Sea for 49 Days Said He 'Prayed Every Day'
News ImageHe has since been reunited with his family.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:27:48 -0400
GE shares at 9-year low amid latest power woes
News ImageShares of General Electric fell again on Tuesday, adding to losses following the company's latest woes in its slumping power division. The industrial conglomerate, which was bumped from the prestigious Dow index in June, fell 2.5 percent in late-morning trading to $11.45.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:26:56 -0400
China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions
News ImageHONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military. The amphibious assault ship Wasp had been due to make a port call in the former British colony of Hong Kong in October, diplomatic sources said. "The Chinese Government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp," a consulate spokeswoman said.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:49:12 -0400
US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria
News ImageNEW 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.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:20:46 -0400
Kellyanne Conway Downplays Kavanaugh Allegations: He Wasn't 'Powerful' At The Time
News ImageTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday appeared to brush off the
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:19:24 -0400
Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 Hours
News ImageWho hasn't at one time in their life considered lying in a coffin for an
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:21 -0400
Stormy Daniels defamation case against Trump set to be dismissed, judge signals
News ImageThe judge presiding over Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump has said the president was engaging in free speech when he posted a controversial tweet about the adult film actor. US District Judge James S Otero has not yet made a decision in the case, but appeared to support Mr Trumps attorneys during a hearing, saying the message appears to be rhetorical hyperbole by a public official involving a public figure. The tweet in question arrived after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and her attorney released a composite sketch of the man they said approached her in a parking lot after she agreed to publish an interview about her alleged affair with Mr Trump.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:38:19 -0400
German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse
News ImageGermany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops' Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors -- mainly boys -- were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. "Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem" in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops' Conference.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:59 -0400
How a Breakthrough Therapy Helped Two Paralyzed People Walk AgainYears After Their Injuries
News Image'The spinal cord can relearn to walk again'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:07:04 -0400
Trump greeted with laughter while touting his administration's accomplishments at UN
News Image"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any other administration in the history of our country," Trump said which prompted audible laughter in the hall.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:02:52 -0400
North Carolina woman charged after practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering pets during Florence
News ImageA North Carolina animal rescuer Tammie Hedges is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering more than two dozen pets during the devastation of Hurricane Florence.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:51:09 -0400
Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds Collection
News ImageYes, there's a black and gold Trans Am among them,
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:05:00 -0400
As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal
News Image"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.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:24:29 -0400
Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Tapped To Question Christine Blasey Ford In Senate
News ImageSenate Republicans have tapped Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:58:38 -0400
Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill
News ImageFARGO, N.D. (AP) A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:58:46 -0400
Rod Rosenstein Attends White House Meeting As Job Is Reportedly In Jeopardy
News ImageDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing special counsel
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:59:56 -0400
Man who tortured, drowned ex-roommate set to die Wednesday
News ImageHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas inmate who taunted a jury to sentence him to death is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel.
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:47:27 -0400
Marriott takes control of Panama Trump tower after long dispute
News ImageWith music and fanfare, US hotel chain Marriott on Tuesday took over a hotel in Panama City mired for months in a legal spat with the Trump Organization. "Marriott International takes control as of today, managing the building in all aspects," Demetrio Maduro, general manager of the new JW Marriot Panama City, told reporters. Until recently, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel was located in the building, managed by the US president's property company, the Trump Organization -- now run by his sons.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:14:46 -0400
Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence party
News ImageThe UK government has demanded China respect the autonomy of Hong Kongafter Beijingbanned a political party in the city that supports independence from China. We are concerned by the decision of the government, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The UK does not support Hong Kong independence, but Hong Kongs high degree of autonomy and its rights and freedoms are central to its way of life, and it is important they are fully respected. The ban was instituted on Monday on the grounds that the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was found a threat to national security as Beijing continues to stamp out challenges to its sovereignty. It is the first such ban on a political party since the former British colony was handed back to China by the UK in 1997.Police requested the ban in July under the Societies Ordinance, which allows groups to be prohibited in the interests of national security and public safety. Under the move, it is now illegal to be a party member, raise money for the group and to participate or act on behalf of the organization. Anyone in violation could face up to three years in prison and thousands in fines, according to a government notice posted online. Pro-democracy demonstrations in the special administrative region in 2014 largely failed to usher in political reforms. Since then, activists have continued speaking out. However, pro-independence supporters have been barred from running for office, including Andy Chan, a founding member of HKNP. Others have been disqualified from the legislative council. The ban came one day after a controversialhigh-speed rail link opened connecting Beijing to Hong Kong, a move that also stoked concerns about the growing reach of China into the city diminishing its autonomy.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:45:52 -0400
VIDEO: Florida man accused of throwing another man off bridge
News ImagePolice in Florida said a man and a woman whose bike had a flat tire were attacked as they tried to walk across the Main Street Bridge in Daytona Beach.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:09:33 -0400
Audi Wont Let You See or Test-Drive the 2019 e-tron
News ImageThe new electric SUV isn't going to be stocked in dealerships, so if you want one, you'll be ordering it sight unseen.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:35:00 -0400
6 Reasons You're Getting a Smaller Social Security Check
News ImageMost workers are eligible to create a my Social Security account and get a personalized estimate of their future Social Security payments at various ages. Here's why you might get a reduced Social Security benefit in retirement. Your Social Security statement provides as estimate of how much you are likely to receive at your full retirement age, age 62 and age 70.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:41:47 -0400
Capitol Hill protests mark rising wave of Kavanaugh opposition
News ImageThree days after Mitch McConnell vowed to plow right through the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and install him on the Supreme Court, the halls of Congress filled with protesters invigorated by the latest allegations against the nominee.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:18:49 -0400
Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering
News ImageABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he and not Beijing will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:49:18 -0400
The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And Iran
News ImagePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Iran in a heated speech at the
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:53:39 -0400
Maine Mom Charged After Allegedly Leaving Toddler Son in Target Parking Lot
News ImagePolice said Taylor Purdue, 27, told them she thought one of her friends put her son in his rear-facing car seat.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:36:13 -0400
Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault
News ImageBill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedians downfall from Americas Dad to convicted felon.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:55:37 -0400
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