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Hillary Clinton replied to AOC's take down of Jared Kushner and we all need a minute
News ImageBrace yourself: AOC and Hillary Clinton have joined forces on Twitter to create a clapback so powerful that you may need to take a some deep breaths to compose yourself.It went down on Thursday night, when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a very straightforward "But his WhatsApp," after it was alleged that Jared Kushner had been communicating with foreign officials using WhatsApp.&> But his WhatsApp https://t.co/kLO3ZHvdbO&> &> -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019Kushner's behavior is obviously problematic on any number of levels, not least of which is that his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, ran his campaign against Hillary Clinton almost exclusively on the charge that she'd used a private email server while she was secretary of state. Lock her up, etc.AOC's tweet was a twist on the well-worn "But her emails" meme, which pops up on political Twitter every time the Trump administration does something shady.So it was especially potent when Hillary herself replied to AOC's tweet with a succinctly satisfying, "Tell me about it."&> Tell me about it.&> &> -- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2019That's the stuff.Hillary is no dummy and no doubt knew this was exactly the kind of thing that AOC's sizable social media fanbase would go wild over. And, of course, AOC had the reaction that pretty much all of us had, which was to freak out in a reply tweet to Hill.&> !!!&> &> -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019We can only hope that this exchange is the beginning of a long-lasting friendship between to the two Democratic icons -- and that they exclusively communicate using the encrypted messaging app Signal so that none of us ever have to hear about it again.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:48:54 -0400
Citigroup to sell Venezuelan gold in setback to President Maduro: sources
News ImageMaduro's government has since 2014 used financial operations known as gold swaps to use its international reserves to gain access to cash after a slump in oil revenues left it struggling to obtain hard currency. Under the terms of the 2015 deal with Citigroup's Citibank, Venezuela was due to repay $1.1 billion of the loan on March 11, according to four sources familiar with the situation. Citibank plans to sell the gold held as a guarantee - which has a market value of roughly $1.358 billion - to recover the first tranche of the loan and will deposit the excess of roughly $258 million in a bank account in New York, two of the sources said.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:37:31 -0400
Hells Angels, street gangs vow to defend mosques as New Zealand braces for Friday prayers
News ImageStreet gangs and motorcycle clubs cross New Zealand offered to protectmosques during Friday prayers, but a Muslim leadersuggests they join prayers.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:25:41 -0400
Samantha Bee skewers Democratic 2020 hopefuls on late-night talk show
News ImageLate-night TV host Samantha Bee ripped into the growing field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls Wednesday night. The 'Full Frontal' host commented on everything from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign slogan, to former Vice President Joe Biden not making a decision on his third potential presidential run. The TBS star also went after former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:53:52 -0400
2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 Lingenfelter Build
News ImageThis black 2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 is powered by a 610-horsepower, 427 cubic inches, 7.0-liter LS7 V8 built in the shop by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and is fitted with multiple carbon fiber components on the outside.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:46:01 -0400
Trump rails against Mueller report
News ImagePresident Donald Trump went on air Friday to double down on his attempt to discredit a massive probe into his campaign's links to Russia, which is expected to be released shortly. Trump and his 2016 election campaign are being investigated for possible improper or illegal links to the Kremlin. Mueller has determined that Russian agents tried to influence the election in favor of Trump and it has also emerged that Trump was looking into a massive potential real estate deal in Moscow that year, despite previous denials.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:23:45 -0400
Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of enslaved people, descendant claims in lawsuit
News ImageA descendant of enslaved people has sued Harvard University, alleging that the Ivy League institution has shamelessly profited from photos of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, claims that Harvard has ignored requests to surrender images of a man named Renty, whom she says is her great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter Delia. Lanier is suing Harvard for wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation of the images, asking the university to return the photos to her, pay unspecified damages, and recognise her ancestry.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:18:00 -0400
Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
News ImageThe Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400
Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen
News ImagePITTSBURGH (AP) A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:38:37 -0400
The Pentagon's Watchdog Is Investigating Whether the Acting Defense Secretary Boosted Boeing
News ImageThe Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has launched an investigation into Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:22:57 -0400
Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Fox News for 'Latina thing' segment
News ImageRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to Laura Igraham after the Fox News host and a guest mocked the freshman Democratic from New York for the way in which she pronounces her name.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:04:26 -0400
Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cyclone
News ImageCyclone Idai left death, destruction, and a sprawling inland sea in its wake.The powerful tropical cyclone -- which struck Mozambique last Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of around 100 mph -- has left at least 150 dead and 600,000 in need of help in the flooded nation said the EU, though the Associated Press reports over 300 fatalities as of March 21 when accounting for deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe.The cyclone's widespread flooding -- in part overshadowed by simultaneous and historic flooding in the Midwest -- has left behind an inundated area some 200 square miles in size (518 square kilometers), with the inland sea reaching up to 15 miles wide, according to satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA).&> And for better comparison a GIF animation of the images showing the Mozambique flood before (March 2nd) and after (March 20th) Mozambique Copernicus Sentinel-1 Better quality GIF https://t.co/h8608N8so5 MozambiqueFloods MozambiqueFloods2019 RemoteSensing Beira Idai pic.twitter.com/d9hOmdiBbp&> &> -- Pierre Markuse (@Pierre_Markuse) March 21, 2019The destruction is particularly severe around Mozambique's fourth largest city, Beira.SEE ALSO: The West accepts its drought-ridden future, slashes water use"The situation is terrible. The scale of devastation is enormous. It seems that 90 per cent of the area is completely destroyed," said the Red Cross's Jamie LeSueur, who is working in the region.&> The latest delineation maps for Mozambique: &> Nhantaze: 24,837.7 ha (248 sq km) flooded &> Macorreia: 9,862.5 ha (98.6 sq km) flooded &> Maps and geospatial data: https://t.co/w3uo4SPyREMozambiqueFloods Idai IdaiCyclone pic.twitter.com/0siHZhW6hM&> &> -- Copernicus EMS (@CopernicusEMS) March 21, 2019Though there's little evidence showing that the planet is experiencing more cyclones and hurricanes, there is mounting evidence that these storms are growing stronger compared to storms in the 21st century.What's more, cyclones, like any big storm today, can now carry more water: The world has warmed by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1 Celsius, over the last century, and for every 1 degree C of warming the atmosphere holds seven percent more water.&> This just in: shocking footage from our team via helicopter that has just arrived in Beira, Mozambique. The devastation is widespread with barely a house intact following CycloneIdaipic.twitter.com/BnyqVIJ9YF&> &> -- IFRC Africa (@IFRCAfrica) March 17, 2019Since the 1960s, only three tropical storms of category 3 or stronger have hit Mozambique, according to Weather.com.When the total number of fatalities are confirmed and the great inland sea dissipates, Idai's rampage may end up being the worst storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere, the EU noted. WATCH: Jordan Peele explains the childhood experience that made him love horror
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:08:58 -0400
Netanyahu says Iran has 'sensitive information' on rival, Tehran denies hack
News ImageWithout providing any evidence or details, Netanyahu said Iran had gleaned "sensitive information". Polls put Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck, with election day three weeks away. Iran denied that its intelligence services had hacked Gantz's phone.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:38:05 -0400
Jump-seat pilot reportedly saved Boeing Max jet one day before Lion Air crash
News ImageA day before a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed off of Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard, pilots struggled for control of the same aircraft.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:57:48 -0400
Trumps McCain Insults Stir Republicans Better Angels
News ImageI cant understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God, Romney wondered on Twitter. Just three years ago, Romney had more clarity. Im far from the first to conclude that Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be president.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:21 -0400
Pound rises on Brexit delay; economic gloom hits European stocks
News ImageSterling rose further Friday after Brussels gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, but stocks dived as fresh economic gloom gripped trading floors.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:55:01 -0400
New Zealand broadcasts Muslim call to prayer on day of mourning for mosque shooting victims
News ImageThe Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and aroundNewZealandon Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined about 20,000 people standing quietly at Hagley Park, in front of the Al Noor mosque where most of the victims were killed during Friday prayers last week. "NewZealandmourns with you. We are one," she said in a short speech, followed by two minutes of silence. Ms Ardern, who swiftly denounced the shooting as terrorism, has announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles. The country is under heightened security alert since the attack, and police said on Friday they were investigating a threat made against Ms Ardern on Twitter. Jacinda Ardern announced a swift national crackdown on guns Credit: REUTERS/Jorge Silva NewZealandHerald reported that a Twitter post containing a photo of a gun and captioned "You are next" was sent to the prime minister. Reuters could not verify this independently. The report said the account was suspended. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, has been charged with one murder following the Christchurch attack and was remanded without a plea. He is due back in court on April 5, when police said he was likely to face more charges. Most victims ofNewZealand's worst mass shooting were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. New Zealand mosque massacre - In pictures "We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken. We are alive, we are together, we are determined to not let anyone divide us," Imam Gamal Fouda told the crowd at the Al Noor mosque, many wearing headscarves in support of the grieving Muslim community. "To the families of the victims, your loved ones did not die in vain. Their blood has watered the seeds of hope," he said in prayers broadcast nationally. Tens of thousands of people paid their respects around the country with some forming human chains in front of mosques. Others said silent prayers at schools, cafes and even offices. Relatives and other mourners thronged into a Christchurch cemetery where 26 victims of the attack, and one person who died in a car crash that was unrelated to the mosque shooting, were laid to rest in a mass burial. This is a special janazah. We dont do these every day," one mourner said over a microphone, referring to an Islamic funeral prayer. "We dont bury 27 of our brothers and sisters every day. Fifty people were killed, and dozens were injured in Christchurch Credit: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images The first to be laid to rest was Naeem Rashid, who was hailed as a hero, killed trying to tackle the gunman at the Al Noor mosque. Ms Ardern, surrounded by ministers and security officials at Hagley Park, wore a black headscarf and a black suit. Female police at the park also wore headscarves, with a red rose on their uniforms. In a powerful speech that lasted about 20 minutes, Mr Foudasaid through its love and compassion,NewZealandwas unbreakable. "We are here in our hundreds and thousands unified for one purpose that hate will be undone, and love will redeem us," he said. He thanked Ardern for her compassion, saying: "It has been a lesson for world leaders." Mr Fouda also denounced Islamophobia, saying it had killed people. "Islamophobia is real. It is a targeted campaign to influence people to dehumanise and irrationally fear Muslims. To fear what we wear, to fear the choice of food we eat, to fear the way we pray and to fear the way we practice our faith," he said. Muslims account for just over 1 percent ofNewZealand's population. Many women wore headscarves inNewZealandas a sign of support to the community, and a headscarfforharmony movement was trending on Twitter. "We are wearing headscarves showing our support, love and solidarity, and hope that by everybody doing this it will demonstrate to Muslim women ... that they are one with us," said Robyn Molony, 65, with a group of friends wearing headscarves at Hagley Park. Residents of Christchurch are still recovering from a devastating earthquake that hit in 2011, killing 185 and injuring thousands. "Since the earthquakes, weve gone through a lot as a city and were a lot more caring and looking out for one another, said James Sheehan, 62.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:31:55 -0400
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:14:00 -0400
Palestinian official: Israel kills unarmed man in West Bank
News ImageRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The governor of the West Bank city of Bethlehem said Thursday that Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man who was trying to aid another near the city.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:13:59 -0400
Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct
News ImageA report identifies 395 Catholic clergy members in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:54:19 -0400
USC Just Named a New President. Here's What She Said About the Admissions Scandal
News Image"I am not afraid about taking on challenges," Carol Folt said.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:03:54 -0400
Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags
News ImageFlooding of the Missouri River triggered by last week's so-called "bomb cyclone" storm has already inflicted damage estimated at nearly $1.5 billion in Nebraska, killed at least four people in Nebraska and Iowa and left a man missing below Nebraska's collapsed Spencer Dam. Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency for his state as high water forced evacuations of several small farm communities. Larger towns from St. Joseph to Kansas City braced for additional flooding forecast through the weekend.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:04:29 -0400
Reports: Boeing will add warning light to aid pilots after Ethiopian 737 Max crash
News ImageThe warning light will become standard equipment. Previously, it was an option
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:13:39 -0400
Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCain
News ImageThe president complains that he was never thanked for giving McCain the "kind of funeral he wanted."
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:35:05 -0400
Brexit End Likely to Be Based on a Customs Union, JPMorgan Says
News Image(Bloomberg) -- The realities of the Brexit situation indicate that the U.K. is going to end up with something thats founded on a customs union with the European Union, according to Karen Ward, chief market strategist for Europe, Middle East and Africa at JPMorgan Asset Management.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:41:01 -0400
'Our Darkest of Days.' New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Reflects on How The Country Can Move Forward
News ImageNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has garnered international praise for her empathetic but defiant response in the wake of the terror attacks on two
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:29:09 -0400
`Confusing` Sign May Have Caused Deadly Charter Bus Crash in Virginia
News ImageAs investigators work to determine what caused a charter bus crash in Virginia that killed two people and hospitalized 54 others, people familiar with that stretch of interstate wonder if a group of signs may have contributed to the crash.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:54:34 -0400
Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:06:56 -0400
Robert Kraft's plea deal offer for prostitution charges hinders real progress on sex trafficking
News ImageThose who buy sex have more power and privilege than those who sell it. There's a disgusting imbalance in every commercial sex interaction.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:05:57 -0400
T-Mobile unveils home broadband service that could expand after Sprint merger
News ImageT-Mobile on Thursday unveiled a limited home internet service that it plans to pilot for 50,000 mobile customers at $50 a month, with the company promising it could build on that, and eventually offer a lot more once its $26.5 billion merger with Sprint finally goes through.For now, the new invitation-only service will focus on areas where the carrier can deliver high-speed internet access to connect up to 50,000 homes in rural and underserved parts of the country. Once it merges with Sprint, however, T-Mobile says it should be able to cover more than half of the US with broadband service by 2024.This seems to be one attempt by T-Mobile to push back against critics of the proposed merger who worry it will leave customers with less choice and the potential for prices to rise. "We're walking the walk and laying the foundation for a world where we can take the fight to Big Cable on behalf of consumers and offer real choice, competition and savings to Americans nationwide," T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the home broadband pilot.The service will be offered only in areas where T-Mobile expects to deliver speeds of around 50 Mbps through fixed unlimited wireless service over LTE, with no data caps. The carrier points to one economist's estimate that showed while customers today pay around $80 a month for wired in-home broadband service, "the new T-Mobile will save customers up to $13.65 billion a year on home broadband by 2024".As context for why it decided to pursue the new service, T-Mobile went on to note in its announcement that almost half of Americans today have no competitive choice for high-speed in-home broadband. "The New T-Mobile," the company declares, "will be armed with spectrum and network assets that will build the highest capacity wireless network in US history, covering millions with 5G, not just a few people in a few blocks of a few cities like the other guys."If you're eligible to participate in the home broadband pilot, T-Mobile plans to start sending out invitations by email and regular mail this week.We mentioned T-Mobile's pending merger with Sprint, and it's also worth pointing out, as a reminder, that it's still under review by federal regulators. T-Mobile has said it feels optimistic everything will be approved in the first half of this year.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:04:04 -0400
US team seeks to provide water, hygiene in cyclone-hit Mozambique
News ImageThe United States said Thursday it had sent a team to cyclone-hit Mozambique to provide safe drinking water and other necessities after the region's biggest storm in decades. Aimee Lauer, who is heading the response for the US Agency for International Development, said that an initially light 15-member team was en route to Mozambique with a potential expansion planned once the scope of the disaster becomes clear. The group will provide chlorine tabs for safe water and hygiene kits to help stem the spread of water-borne diseases after Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of Mozambique, she said.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:33:26 -0400
Crashed Boeing jets lacked two safety features that would have cost extra
News ImageTwo Boeing jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia each lacked a pair of cockpit safety features that the plane manufacturer charged extra for. The systems might have helped the pilots as they struggled to control their planes, aviation experts said. Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in October killing 189 people, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 went down on March 10, shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, with the loss of 157 lives. Both Boeing 737 Max aircraft were new but did not have an angle of attack indicator, which shows how much the nose is tilted. They also did not have an angle of attack disagree light, which is triggered if other sensors are giving conflicting information, the New York Times reported. Such safety features were not required on new planes by the US Federal Aviation Administration, and Boeing charged a fee to have them put in if an airline requested them. Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines had opted not to. Boeing has now announced the angle of attack disagree light will be free on new 737 Max planes. Ethiopia Airlines crash Bjorn Fehrm, an aviation analyst, told the New York Times: "They're critical and cost almost nothing for the airlines to install. Boeing charges for them because it can. But they're vital for safety." The various extra customised features offered by plane manufacturers can be expensive, with airlines paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for them. Many low-cost airlines opt not to do so if regulators have not made them mandatory. Airlines with Boeing 737 Max 8s in their fleet The US Justice Department has reportedly issued a number of subpoenas as part of an investigation, which is in its early stages, looking at Boeing's safety procedures. In a statement Ethiopian Airlines said its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the FAA to fly the 737 Max. As investigators look into the crashes attention has turned to a new software in the planes that can push the nose down in some circumstances, for example when the sensors suggest the plane may be stalling. The FAA has said satellite-based tracking data showed the movements of both flights were similar before they crashed. It has emerged that the Lion Air pilots frantically scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:53:35 -0400
World united in condemnation of Trump over call to recognise Israels claim to Golan Heights
News ImageGermany and France have led a global backlash against Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israels sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. Iran, Turkey and Russia joined European powers in sharply criticising the US president, while Syria vowed to recover the area using "all available means". Mr Trump took many including the Israeli government by surprise on Thursday when he tweeted his backing for Israel's claim over the territory, marking a dramatic shift in policy over the status of an area captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0400
U.S.-backed Syrian force still battling Islamic State
News ImageThe Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battled Islamic State militants holed up in the Baghouz area overnight, supported by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the SDF said, seeking to defeat the last pockets of jihadist resistance. The SDF has been battling for weeks to defeat Islamic State at the Baghouz enclave in southeastern Syria at the Iraqi border, all that remained of the territory the militants ruled, which once spanned a third of Syria and Iraq. While the U.S.-backed SDF has captured most of the area, Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, told Reuters SDF fighters were clashing late on Thursday with IS militants in more than two positions where they were refusing to surrender.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:36:37 -0400
New Zealand women wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims after Christchurch mosque shootings
News ImageA week after a gunman opened fire at two mosques that left 50 people dead, womenacross New Zealand showedsolidaritywith MuslimsFriday by wearing headscarves.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:03:36 -0400
Biden building 2020 White House campaign ahead of expected bid: sources
News ImageBiden has told supporters and former staff that he will run, according to one source who has knowledge of discussions. Biden and his aides also have reached out to donors and potential bundlers - people who volunteer to raise money on behalf of the candidate - to assess support, according to another source. A third source with direct knowledge of Biden's plans offered a caveat, saying the former vice president was very close to running, but "its not 100 percent." Were leaning into that moment when Biden gives the green light, the source said.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:38:54 -0400
Correction: Mob Shooting story
News ImageTOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) In some versions of a story March 18 about a court hearing over the killing of a reputed Gambino crime boss, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the victim was born. Francesco Cali was born in New York City, not in Sicily.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:53:03 -0400
Kentucky Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Abortions Based on Unborns Sex, Race, or Disabilities
News ImageKentucky governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed a bill that bans abortions chosen on the basis of an unborn child's sex, race, or disability.A court filing in the U.S. District Court in Louisville indicated that the governor has signed the bill, which included an "emergency clause" stipulating that it would go into effect immediately.Physicians must now certify in writing that the patient did not request the abortion for a reason related to the baby's sex, race, or disabilities. Flouting the new law puts doctors at risk of losing their medical license or being prosecuted for a felony, although the mother of the unborn child would not be targeted.The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the bill in federal court as an unconstitutional restriction on a woman's right to abortion.Instituting laws that instantly affect critical patient care should not be a cat-and-mouse game, the group said, asking that it be notified when the bill is signed.Another new law that bans abortions after about six weeks or when a heartbeat can be detected forced Kentucky's sole abortion clinic, EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, to cancel some appointments on Friday until a federal judge intervened.EMW and its abortionists have responded with a novel claim: Women have a constitutional right to undergo race-based abortions, gender-based abortions, and disability-based abortions. In plaintiffs view, somewhere in the Fourteenth Amendments penumbra lies a protection for eugenics, the governor's lawyer M. Stephen Pitt wrote in defending the ban on eugenics-based abortions. This is a perverse distortion of Roe v. Wade.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:06:50 -0400
Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris: watchdog
News ImageThe five largest publicly listed oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion since the 2015 Paris climate deal on public relations or lobbying that is "overwhelmingly in conflict" with the landmark accord's goals, a watchdog said Friday. Despite outwardly committing to support the Paris agreement and its aim to limit global temperature rises, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP and Total spend a total of $200 million a year on efforts "to operate and expand fossil fuel operations," according to InfluenceMap, a pro-transparency monitor. Two of the companies -- Shell and Chevron -- said they rejected the watchdog's findings.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:26:45 -0400
Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in Midterms
News ImagePolitical news in a Utah congressional district wasnt coming from inside the U.S. -- a mismatch Facebook had tuned its software algorithms to detect. A data scientist in the election-monitoring center at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, inspected the activity manually and discovered, at 11:47 a.m., that the source spreading the content was an ad farm in Bangladesh. The slides, viewed by Bloomberg News, show in detail how Facebook has improved its process for rooting out bad actors using tactics similar to those Russian operatives used in 2016.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0400
Why is Trumps Golan Heights announcement controversial?
News ImageWhat is the Golan Heights and what is its current status? The Golan Heights is a narrow strip of mountainous land, roughly 1,800sq km, bordering Syria, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. It has officially been recognised as part of Syria since 1944 when the country was recognised as an independent republic but was captured by Israeli forces in the 1967 Six-Day War, thereafter becoming Israeli-occupied territory.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:36:00 -0400
Love it or Hate it?: China Is Studying Russia's New Su-57 Stealth Fighter
News ImageThe Su-57's overall capability is "not bad at all," Global Times paraphrased Wang as saying.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:00:00 -0400
Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selection
News ImageThe Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:04:36 -0400
UPDATE 1-Southwest pilots say extra training required after 737 MAX software update
UPDATE 1-Southwest pilots say extra training required after 737 MAX software updateExtra computer-based training will be required after a planned update to the software on the Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, Southwest Airlines Co's pilot union said on Wednesday, adding that it was seeking additional information for pilots. Boeing has been working on a software update to an anti-stall system called MCAS since a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia in October, killing all 189 aboard.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:29:21 -0400
The Latest: Trump attends re-election fundraiser in Ohio
News ImageLIMA, Ohio (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio (all times local):
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:38:12 -0400
Some Pickups Lag in Passenger Crash Protection
News ImageCrash Tests Show Some Pickup Trucks Lag in Passenger Protection Most pickup trucks fall short when it comes to protecting passengers in certain types of crashes, according to new findings from t...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:01:01 -0400
Key witness in Israel corruption case arrested after reneging on deal
News ImageA key witness in a high-profile corruption case implicating allies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been arrested after backing out of a deal to testify for the state, police said Wednesday. Michael Ganor was arrested on Tuesday after informing police of his intention to "change the version he gave during the investigation" into corruption suspicions around the purchase of submarines from Germany's ThyssenKrupp for Israel's navy, police said. Police said in November there was evidence to press charges against a number of suspects, including Netanyahu's cousin and lawyer David Shimron.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:41:51 -0400
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