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George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia 'not belligerent, but forceful'
News ImageFormer President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has always felt the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putins aggression.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:46 -0400
2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant
News ImageTwo deputies were killed when a man shot at them through a window while they
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:23:44 -0400
Military Officers Punished After Guardsman Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet
News ImageAn airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:10:08 -0400
Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears... but vet didn't realise until midway through operation
News ImageA dog feared to cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears, but the vet did not realise until halfway through the operation. Eight-year-old St Bernard Maisy was taken for a CT scan after she was taken ill, which showed a mass on her spleen and an unusually full stomach, seemingly showing she had not digested her food properly. Her owner, Jane Dickinson, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, feared the worst as she took her pet to Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield. It would not be unusual for Maisy, an elderly dog, to have cancer at her advanced age. However, vet surgeon Nick Blackburn ruled out any fatal disease when he carried out the operation to remove Maisys spleen and found her stomach was full of soft toys. Maisy is now reportedly 'loving life' Credit: Paragon Vet Referrals / He said : "It's fair to say this was not something we were expecting to find! We all know certain dogs enjoy chewing things they shouldn't but managing to devour four full teddy bears is quite a feat. "I know Jane was worried about Maisy as she is quite old for a St Bernard, so we were naturally delighted the operation was such a success and we were able to return a happy, healthy dog to the Dickinsons. Her owner said she had never seen the gentle giant chewing or eating toys, but that now the operation has been completed Maisy is loving life. An x-ray showing the teddy bears within the stomach. Credit: Paragon Vet Referrals / Ms Dickinson explained: "When Maisy went in I did think 'is she coming out?' but she is loving life now - it's like she's got her youth back. "The toys weren't even hers! She will steal the chihuahuas' toys and play with them but I've never seen her trying to chew them. Her eating habits had been completely normal. "I didn't even recognise one of the toys - my brother also keeps chihuahuas and it turns out it belonged to his dog." Maisy has since made a full recovery from her operation and a histology report has shown no signs of cancer.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:17:15 -0400
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch
News ImageA new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The four-wheel drive one comes in at just 20/25/22 mpg, a figure on par with most gas-fueled pickups and not far off of the 18/25/21 mpg rating of the most powerful engine available in the F-150, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. That 30 mpg figure is enough to make the rear-drive F-150 a teetotaler among half-ton pickups, however. Its next-closest rival is the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is rated by the EPA at 20/27/23 mpg with rear-wheel drive. The Ram with four-wheel drive and the diesel is rated at 19/27/22 mpg. MORE: Read our 2018 Ford F-150 review It's not clear how long Ford will hold the most fuel-efficient claim, however. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will offer a diesel V-6, though the truckmaker hasn't detailed that engine yet. Additionally, its standard gas V-6 will come with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology designed to reduce fuel consumption, toobut, again, EPA figures haven't been released. The F-150's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, and Ford says that's good for a tow rating of up to 11,400 pounds when properly equipped. Curiously, that's nearly 2,000 pounds shy of the maximum trailer rating for a properly-equipped gas-engined F-150. Additionally, Ford says that fleet versions of its F-150 Power Stroke Diesel have a 2,020-pound payload capacity, which shrinks to a still decent 1,940 pounds for versions offered to retail customers. DON'T MISS: Ford's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 explained Ford expects just 5 percent of F-150 buyers to opt for the turbodiesel V-6, which joins four gasoline engines ranging from a 3.3-liter V-6 to a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. Fleet buyers will be able to order the F-150 Power Stroke Diesel in XL and XLT trim levels, while retail shoppers will have to stick with Lariat, King Ranch, and Limited trims. It won't come cheaply, either. On the 2018 F-150, the turbodiesel V-6 is being positioned as the range-topping engine, and it is saddled with a premium of as much to $4,000 depending on the trim level.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0400
Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers
News Image&> Guest Enrique Morones asks Ingraham: "Where's your sponsors @davidhogg111
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:31:00 -0400
Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks
News ImageThe proposed inspections would have cost $170 per engine for two hours of labor, for a total bill to U.S. carriers of $37,400, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in its August 2017 proposal, citing the engine manufacturer. The documents reveal that airlines including Southwest thought the FAA had "vastly understated" the number of engines that would need to be inspected - and therefore the cost. The documents are part of the public record on the FAA's initial proposal for inspections and the response from airlines made in October, within the designated comment period.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:03:14 -0400
The Latest: Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth
News ImageLONDON (AP) The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local):
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:55:54 -0400
Victim of Berlin anti-Semitic attack was an Israeli Arab who 'wanted to see what it was like' to be Jewish
News ImageOne of the victims of an anti-Semitic attack in central Berlin that shocked Germany this week is not Jewish, it has emerged. Adam Armoush told German television he was wearing a Jewish kippah skullcap in an attempt to prove it was safe to wear one on the streets of Berlin. But the experiment went wrong when he and a companion were set upon in the affluent neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg and whipped with a belt by three men who shouted Yahudi, the Arabic word for Jew. The main suspect in the attack, a 19-year-old Syrian named only as Knaan S, surrendered to police yesterday (THU). It is not clear whether he is a refugee. The 21-year-old Mr Armoush is an Israeli citizen of Arab descent. I'm not Jewish, I'm an Israeli, I grew up in Israel in an Arab family, he told Deutsche Welle television. Mr Armoush filmed himself being whipped with what appeared to be a belt in a seemingly anti-Semitic attack A Berlin resident, he said he had worn the skullcap to make a point after being warned by a friend it could be dangerous on the streets in Germany. I was saying it's really safe and I wanted to prove it, but it ended like that, he said. Mr Armoush said he had grown up in an atheist family in the Israeli city of Haifa. He began to video the assault on his smartphone after the three men shouted insults at him and his companion. He suffered bruises and minor injuries in the attack. Honestly, Im a little surprised a thing like this could happen, he said in a separate interview with Israeli television. The incident is the latest in a series of violent anti-Semitic attacks which are causing growing concern in Germany. Angela Merkel described it as a horrific incident and vowed that the German authorities would respond with full force and resolve. Mr Armoush said he would not allow the assault to stop him wearing a skullcap. Ill keep the kippah, no matter what others think, he said.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:19:45 -0400
Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer
News ImageTrumps trade policies may be helping some steel companies and steelworkers but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400
Toddler Shoots Pregnant Mom With Dad's Gun In Parking Lot
News ImageA 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:49:06 -0400
South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War.
News ImageSouth Korean officials have discussed ways to formally end the Korean War with
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:49:59 -0400
All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations
News ImageRob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:04:48 -0400
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG Highway
News ImageThe fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:00:57 -0400
Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster's father's death under investigation: Report
News ImageThe father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster died on April 13. Sources tell CBS Philadelphia's Alex Hoff that his death is under investigation.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:11:31 -0400
Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush
News ImageFresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:57 -0400
Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case
News ImageA St. Louis judge on Thursday dealt Missouri Governor Eric Greitens another legal setback in the sex scandal embroiling his office, refusing to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge stemming from an admitted extramarital affair. The decision by Judge Rex Burlison paved the way for the single-count felony case against Greitens, a Republican under mounting pressure from both parties to resign, to proceed to trial even as he comes under scrutiny for unrelated accusations of computer tampering. Greitens' lawyers last week sought to throw out the privacy case on grounds of prosecutor misconduct, saying St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, had tried to conceal video evidence supporting the governor and his assertions that the affair was entirely consensual.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:17:22 -0400
Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school
News ImageAUBURN, Mich. (AP) Students and others with Confederate flags flying from or painted on their pickup trucks parked for a second day outside of a central Michigan high school, prompting other students to hold a counter-demonstration against racism and bigotry.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:22:51 -0400
Trump Blasts California Over Troops Who Won't Focus On Immigration Enforcement
News ImageWASHINGTON President Donald Trump attacked California on Thursday for doing
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:09:56 -0400
In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)
News ImageU.S. and allied operations in Syria are more or less continuing on as normal following the American-led air strike on that country on April 13. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are continuing to take territory from the ISIS terrorist group. The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to secure liberated areas in north and eastern Syria, Col. Ryan Dillon, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon on April 17.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:27:00 -0400
Dashcam video shows home exploding as police officers approach
News ImageDashcam video shows a home in Texas exploding just as a police officer is walking up to the front yard, apparently the result of a ruptured gas line.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:49:48 -0400
7 Museum Facts That Will Surprise You
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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:04:04 -0400
New role for wife of North Korea's Kim: First Lady
News ImageNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of First Lady in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States. Ri Sol Ju has often accompanied Kim to official events but made her first solo public appearance last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe. North Korea's elderly star anchorwoman Ri Chun Hee -- who is often drafted in for major announcements -- delivered the news of her attendance on television, further enhancing Ri's standing.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:20:52 -0400
Natalie Portman Backs Out Of Israel Award Over 'Recent Events'
News ImageActress Natalie Portman has pulled out of accepting a prestigious award in
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:49:31 -0400
Bernie Sanders backs Cardi B plea for Social Security to be strengthened
News ImageFormer Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has backed rapper Cardi Bs plea for America to strengthen social security. The veteran Vermont Senator said social security needed to be strengthened so the elderly population could retire in a gracious way. "Cardi B is right.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:15:00 -0400
New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote
News ImageNew York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo will issue an executive order to restore voting rights to those felons already on parole as well as those who enter the parole system each month, a spokesman said. Most convicted felons in the United States face hurdles and roadblocks to voting, which vary by state.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:45 -0400
The Latest: Parents of 2 kids killed by nanny seek new law
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) The Latest on a nanny convicted of stabbing two children to death in their home (all times local):
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:30:18 -0400
Here's The Truth About The Caravan Of Migrants Trump Keeps Going On About
News ImageSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras For the past two weeks, President Donald Trump and
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:44:02 -0400
The Navy's Stealth Destroyer is a Giant Missile 'Carrier' (And It Will Soon Fire Some Missiles)
News ImageIn preparation for all of this, the ship is now going through combat activation in San Diego, Calif., to pave the way toward preparing the weapons systems for the ships planned move to operational status in 2020, Navy officials say. This process will also carefully refine many of the ships other technologies, such as its advanced Integrated Power System and Total Ship Computing Environment, multi-function, volume-search SPY-3 radar and sonar systems. Navy developers of the new high-tech, stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer are widening the mission envelope for the ship, exploring new ammunition for its guns and preparing to fire its first missiles next year.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:39:00 -0400
Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs
News ImageIt's been a while since we last heard from the folks at Classic Recreations, but they've been busy. It turns out the Oklahoma-based company has secured a license from Ford to recreate some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. It will be a Boss 429, a car CR says only it's allowed to build under license.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:11:00 -0400
Factbox: U.S. companies with exposure to Russia
News ImageAlthough the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp , still count Russia as a growth market. The United States imposed sanctions on 24 Russian oligarchs and government officials and 12 Russian companies on April 6.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:10:44 -0400
Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram
News ImageIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:40 -0400
The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend
News ImageBaking for others is a delicious form of altruism that's been proven to boost
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:46:06 -0400
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is Cheaper While Adding Safety Kit
News ImageMore for less is always a win.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:55:46 -0400
Cynthia Nixon Would 'Rather Be The Good Nixon Than The Bad Cuomo'
News ImageNew York gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at incumbent Gov.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:54:00 -0400
Brothers Arrested for Child Exploitation, Neglect After Police Make Disturbing Discoveries in Their Home
News ImageDaniel Alberts, 65, and Timothy Alberts, 61, were arrested after police found their elderly father living in deplorable conditions and children`s underwear was seen hanging on the wall.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:25:06 -0400
Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:12:51 -0400
Wartorn South Sudan's army chief dies
News ImageBy Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's army chief died on Friday, the government said, in a development that further complicates the running of President Salva Kiir's administration amid a four-year-old civil war. General James Ajongo died in Cairo after a short illness at the age of 64. "It is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely death of Gen. James Ajongo Mawut, SPLA army's chief of defence force,"government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth said.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:22:11 -0400
America's F-35s, F-15s and F/A-18s Will Soon Have a New Bomb to Drop
News ImageRaytheon has completed developmental testing of the 250-pound GBU-53B Small Diameter Bomb II. The new glide bomb, which incorporates a tri-modal seeker, will now have to complete government confidence testing before it enters into its operational test phase before being fielded onboard the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle and the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:35:00 -0400
Top Russian, NATO generals hold rare face-to-face meeting
News ImageBy Vladimir Soldatkin and Robin Emmott MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of Russia's military general staff and NATO's supreme allied commander held a rare face-to-face meeting on Thursday to try to ease the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War. U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti and Valery Gerasimov met in Baku, Azerbaijan, less than a week after the United States, Britain and France staged missile strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad - a close ally of Russia. In separate statements, NATO and the Russian defense ministry said the meeting discussed military exercises and troop movements, as both sides accuse the other of risky deployments in the Baltic states and eastern Europe.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:24:11 -0400
First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'
News ImageResearchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a study said Thursday. Intrigued by this unusual ability, American researcher Melissa Ilardo, then a post doctoral candidate at the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, wondered if they had genetically adapted somehow to be able to spend more time underwater than other people.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:27:02 -0400
Fastest Production Cars to Lap the Nrburgring
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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0400
Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.
News ImageThe new three-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost replaces the previous four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:36:20 -0400
Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Got Secretly Engaged Before Coachella Reunion
News ImageCan you keep up, baby boy? Apparently so. Days after the history-making
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:48:23 -0400
Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
News ImageMelina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:27:32 -0400
Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point
News ImageSEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:37:22 -0400
Harley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case
News ImageHarley Wins Biggest-Ever TradeMark Infringement Case Courts side with Harley-Davidson in 2017 trademark infringement lawsuit, the marques biggest ever win of its kind Harley-Davidson has a well-deserved reputation for, shall we say,aggressively protecting
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:58:40 -0400
Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves
News ImageBy Angus McDowall and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. President Bashar al-Assad scored a major victory this month by retaking eastern Ghouta, the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus, putting his forces in by far their strongest position since the early months of the seven-year-old civil war. The United States, Britain and France launched a volley of air strikes on Saturday against three Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons strike during the Ghouta assault.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:18:01 -0400
U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money laundering
News ImageA former official of a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said. Cesar Rincon, a Venezuelan citizen who was extradited to the United States from Spain after his arrest there last year, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the department said.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:49:14 -0400
Israeli army reservists get holiday emergency call up by accident
News ImageIsraeli army reservists received an emergency message calling them to duty early Thursday as the country celebrated Independence Day -- but found out shortly later the message had been a mistake. The mistaken message came with tensions high between Israel and its main enemy Iran over a recent strike in Syria attributed to the Jewish state. It was issued as Israel marked 70 years since the founding of the country according to the Hebrew calendar, celebrated as Independence Day and a national holiday.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:30:51 -0400
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