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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
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
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
Bill Cosbys Publicist: They Persecuted Jesus And Look What Happened
News ImageBill Cosby's publicist defended the disgraced entertainer Tuesday after he was
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:29:59 -0400
AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke 'Jim Crow' remark goes beyond police
News ImageAUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:09:11 -0400
A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept.
News ImageIf Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gets fired or resigns, the chain of command gets murky.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:09:42 -0400
Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media
News ImageTurkish 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.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:17:17 -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
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
Brett Kavanaugh sitting beside wife Ashley tells Fox News: 'I'm not going anywhere' over sexual misconduct allegations
News ImageDonald Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said he is not going anywhere as he looks to defend himself over mounting sexual assault and misconduct allegations that have called his confirmation into question. Allegations made by two women over the last week have threatened to end Mr Kavanaughs likely ascension to the highest court in America. Firstly, Dr Christine Blasey Ford accused Mr Kavanaugh of trying to force himself upon her during a party while the two were in high school.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:47:00 -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
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
Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault
News ImageBill Cosby was jailed for between three and 10 years and branded a "sexually violent predator" for assaulting a woman at his mansion in Philadelphia 14 years ago. Cosby, 81, once beloved as "America's Dad" for his role as Dr Cliff Huxtable in the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," became the first celebrity convicted and sentenced for a sex crime since the dawn of the #MeToo movement. The comedian's lawyers planned to appeal against his conviction but the judge said he was not entitled to bail while they do. Cosby, wearing a white shirt and braces, was later led out of court in handcuffs by police. Judge Steven O'Neill, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, sentenced Cosby to "three to 10 years", meaning he will serve three years before he can apply for parole. The judge said: "This was a serious crime. It is time for justice Mr Cosby. This has all circled back to you, the time has come. Actor and comedian Cosby in Montgomery County Correctional Facility Maryland booking photo Credit: Reuters "No one is above the law, and no one should be treated differently or disproportionately." Camille Cosby, the entertainer's wife of 54 years, was not in court. As the sentence was read Cosby had sat back in his chair, his head on the headrest, showing no reaction. He was convicted five months ago of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former university basketball coach at Temple University in Philadelphia. In a written statement given to the court ahead of sentencing she said the attack had turned her into a woman who was "stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or to move forward". Bill Cosby being led from court in handcuffs to begin his jail term Credit: Reuters She said: "Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it." Ms Constand said her training as a professional basketball player had led her to think she could handle anything, but "life as I knew it" ended the night that Cosby drugged her with pills and assaulted her. She added: "After the assault, I wasn't sure what had actually happened but the pain spoke volumes. "The shame was overwhelming. Self-doubt and confusion kept me from turning to my family or friends as I normally did. I felt completely alone, unable to trust anyone, including myself." Andrea Constand arrives at the sentencing hearing of Bill Cosby Credit: David Maialetti/Getty The judge said her statement had been "powerful" and contributed to his decision to send Cosby to jail. More than 60 women had come forward to accuse Cosby of a slew of attacks dating back to the 1960s. Many were unable to pursue their own cases due to the amount of time that had passed, but were in court to support Ms Constand. A first trial in her case ended in a mistrial but at the second trial in April, Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated sexual assault, which he had denied. Lawyers for Cosby had argued he should be sentenced to home arrest. They said he was legally blind and used a cane, which meant he did not pose a threat to society. A defence psychologist told the court the chances of him committing another sex offence were "extraordinarily low". But Kirsten Dudley, a Pennsylvania state psychologist giving evidence for the prosecution, said Cosby should be officially classified as a sexually violent predator". Bill Cosby surrounded by police outside the court in Norristown, Pennsylvania Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty The judge agreed, which means Cosby will undergo monthly counselling, and have to register as a sex offender with police for the rest of his life. Neighbours and nearby schools will be notified of his address and crimes. The prosecution psychologist told the court Cosby had an uncontrollable urge to violate young women, and posed a continued threat. She said his behaviour followed a pattern of befriending women, then abusing their trust by drugging them for the sole purpose of his sexual gratification. Before his sentencing Cosby declined an opportunity to address the court. Outside court a publicist for Cosby said: "Mr Cosby knows that God is watching over him. They prosecuted Jesus and looked what happened." A spokeswoman for Camille Cosby indicated she stood by her husband, calling him the victim of an "egregious injustice". She claimed the prosecution had "falsified evidence" and "doctored" a recording.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:13:21 -0400
Beto O'Rourke Defends Senate Rival Ted Cruz After Restaurant Heckling Incident
News ImageDemocratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke defended his rival in November's Texas Senate
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:29:39 -0400
Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack
News ImageIranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them. Tehran also summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain for allegedly hosting members of the group suspected of links to Saturday's attack that killed 24 people, according to a revised death toll. Four militants attacked a parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of the border province of Khuzestan.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:26:45 -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
'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
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
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
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
GOP Sticks With Kavanaugh Despite 'Phony' New Sexual Misconduct Allegation
News ImageWASHINGTON Republicans made it clear they're pressing forward with a vote
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:02:14 -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
Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea
News ImageJAKARTA, 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.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:48:36 -0400
Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind attack as probe points to IS
News ImageIran identified the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a military parade as "jihadist separatists", announcing a series of arrests.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:10:29 -0400
Giant pink diamond from Christie's a cut above the rest
News ImageA pink diamond weighing in at almost 19 carats is set to go on tour before being auctioned in Geneva and could fetch a record price of between $30 million and $50 million, Christie's auction house announced on Tuesday. The rectangular cut Pink Legacy is rated "vivid", the highest rating for a diamond's color, and weighs 18.96 carats, making it the largest fancy vivid pink diamond Christie's has ever offered for auction. It was once part of the Oppenheimer collection, Christie's said, referring to the family who built De Beers into the world's biggest diamond trader.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:27:16 -0400
Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed
News ImageConservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines -- which use baited hooks to catch the predators -- at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:39:47 -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
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
President Trump's New Presidential Limo Made Its Debut in Time for the U.N.
News ImageThe latest version of the presidential limousine made its debut in New York City on Monday
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:09:37 -0400
Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?'
News ImageThe Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:44:10 -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
Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed
News ImageCHICAGO (AP) When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:27:48 -0400
Mattis dismisses Iran's revenge threat as tensions climb after attack
News ImageIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed. The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and said they should expect a devastating response. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that Iran's threat did not give him any concern.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:15:27 -0400
The 2019 Subaru Forester Goes for Mass Appeal
News ImageAs we type this, Subaru is chasing its 82nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. This comes as no surprise to those of us who live and work in Car and Drivers hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it seems that every other car is an Outback. A brand name that once conjured images of rally racing is now more synonymous with trips to the grocery store, and with this new generation the Forester has lost both its manual transmission and its available turbocharged engine, with no signs that either will make a return.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:59:00 -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
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
Michael Avenatti Warns Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Be Very, Very Careful' About What You Do Next
News ImageAttorney Michael Avenatti has issued a stark warning to those attempting to
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:38:26 -0400
Why Trump Couldnt Really Stop the Mueller InvestigationEven if He Fired Rosenstein
News ImageAnd how that should change the President's calculus
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:52:54 -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
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
Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republic
News ImageThese images show eerily beautiful scenes of abandonment captured by British photographer James Kerwin in Abkhazia on the Black Sea.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:00:47 -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
Syria faces perpetual war unless Russia extends ceasefire, France warns
News ImageFrance has warned Syria faces a future of perpetual war unless Russia agrees to turn the one-month ceasefire in Idlib into a wider UN-endorsed political agreement. The French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, issued the warning at the start of a week of summit meetings at the UN general assembly, where the US national security adviser, John Bolton, also raised the prospect of an endless, grueling conflict, vowing not to pulling US forces out of Syria before Iranian troops and their allies.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:47:44 -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
Bill Cosby sentencing - LIVE: Judge gives verdict and sentences comedian to 3 to 10 years in prison after ruling him 'sexually violent predator'
News ImageBill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. Judge Steven O'Neill has ruled that Cosby is a "sexually violent predator" which means the once-beloved TV comedian is being placed on the sex offenders registry sent to neighbours, schools and victims. The distinction also requires Cosby to undergo a lifetime of counselling and to report quarterly to authorities.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:51:00 -0400
Trump Responds To Latest Kavanaugh Allegations
News ImagePresident Donald Trump continued to defend his Supreme Court nominee, Brett
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:23:57 -0400
Pit bull hit by car on Long Island may have saved child
News ImageJayden, 12, said the driver blew through a stop sign, dodged a parked car and then hit his dog, Niko. Jayden believes Niko protected him by getting between him and the car.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:36:41 -0400
Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs
News ImageMEXICO CITY (AP) Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:52:17 -0400
NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals
News ImageScientists can now see their probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago -- but the vintage robot hasn't shown any signs of life.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:32:14 -0400
Gilead to launch generic versions of its hepatitis drugs
News Image(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday it plans to launch generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs in the United States, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs. The drugmaker's generic version of drugs such as Harvoni and Epclusa, which raked in combined sales of $831 million in the quarter ended June 30, will be launched via a newly created subsidiary Asegua Therapeutics LLC. Gilead's decision comes more than a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's copycat version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen. U.S. healthcare companies, ranging from insurers to drug retailers, are stepping up efforts to combat rising drug prices that have been widely criticized by regulators.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:47:34 -0400
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