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  • Yale Students To Prof Who Denies Coaching Kavanaugh Clerks: You're Lying

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:24:12 -0400

    Yale Students To Prof Who Denies Coaching Kavanaugh Clerks: You're LyingYale Law School professor Amy Chua strongly denied that she told students that


  • Cruz and O'Rourke face off in testy Texas Senate debate

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:38:24 -0400

    Cruz and O'Rourke face off in testy Texas Senate debateThe fireworks began almost immediately onstage when the candidates met for the first debate in Texas’s Senate race.


  • Joe Biden: Christine Blasey Ford 'Shouldn't Have To Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:40:07 -0400

    Joe Biden: Christine Blasey Ford 'Shouldn't Have To Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday defended his handling of Anita


  • 3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:05:51 -0400

    3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault ChargeCody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault


  • Michael Cohen visits NY courthouse a month after guilty plea

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:21:50 -0400

    Michael Cohen visits NY courthouse a month after guilty pleaNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid an unannounced visit Friday to the federal courthouse in New York where he pleaded guilty a month ago.


  • Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:38:17 -0400

    Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail linkA new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security have been stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbourfront West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new "special port area" that is subject to mainland law. Despite critics' fears over passenger safety in the mainland zones, hundreds gathered at the terminus, with the first train leaving for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen at 7:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday).


  • Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:32:52 -0400

    Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218By Jackson Njehia UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least two people. Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested had been carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said late on Saturday the death toll had reached 218. Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. ...


  • Republican Congressman's six siblings launch TV advert attacking him

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:25:33 -0400

    Republican Congressman's six siblings launch TV advert attacking himSix siblings of a Republican Congressman standing for re-election have taken the extraordinary step of releasing an advert urging people not to vote for him. Paul Gosar,  from the most conservative wing of the Republican Party,  is standing in Arizona for re-election to the House of Representatives in November. The Congressman has been known to court controversy, and boycotted Pope Francis' speech to Congress in 2015 because of his warnings about climate change. Now six of his siblings have put their support behind his Democratic opponent David Brill in a new television advert disparaging their brother. To maximise its impact, the campaign video does not reveal the six speakers' relationship to Mr Gosar until the very end. The speakers are introduced by first name only - with Grace, a rural physician, stating "Paul Gosar the Congressman isn't doing anything to support rural America". Jennifer, a medical interpreter, chimes in: "if he actually cared about people in rural Arizona, I bet he'd be fighting for social security, for better access to healthcare". "He is not listening to you - and he does not have your best interests at heart," says Tim, before adding: "My name is Tim Gosar". It is not the first time Mr Gosar's siblings have publicly criticised their brother. Last August the Congressman suggested a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was planned by left-wing activists to undermine President Donald Trump. He later claimed that George Soros, a high profile Democratic Party donor, was a Nazi collaborator. Mr Soros, whose family is Jewish, survived Nazi-occupied Hungary and later emigrated to the US. These six — yes, six — siblings of a Republican congressman just endorsed his opponent via @washingtonpost: https://t.co/QcTYgOqVFipic.twitter.com/gynLW43Glg— Brill for Congress (@Brill4Congress) September 22, 2018 Following Mr Gosar's statements seven of his siblings signed an open letter to a local Arizona newspaper, The Kingman Daily Miner, saying: "It is extremely upsetting to have to call you out on this, Paul, but you've forced our hand with your deceit and anti-Semitic dog whistle." The Republican has also defended far-right British activist Tommy Robinson and attacked "disgusting and depraved" Muslim immigrants during a speech in London in July. In 2015, he criticised the Pope for supporting efforts to counter climate change - a phenomenon which Mr Gosar believes is based on "questionable science" used "to guilt people into leftist policies". "It would be difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist," Mr Gosar's sister Grace tells voters in another upcoming advert, according to The Phoenix New Times. Mr Gosar, who is one of ten children, has not yet responded to this most recent public attack by his siblings. But in the deeply red state, pollsters predict Mr Gosar is still likely to retain his seat - the Congressman won his seat with more than 70 per cent of the vote in 2016.


  • The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:08:13 -0400

    The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety ratingThe NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category. Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls. The side crash rating was broken down into two main categories: the side barrier and side pole ratings.


  • Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:00:00 -0400

    Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm this week, but still caused


  • 'Hotep' — community action in East New York

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:42:18 -0400

    'Hotep' — community action in East New YorkEast New York, a residential neighborhood in the eastern section of Brooklyn, has battled poverty since the 1950s. In April 2018, I began documenting grassroots community action in response to the social problems associated with poverty — from street crime and drug addiction to gun violence. In this series, which is part of a long-term urban project I started in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, I have been following the efforts of a local organization called ManUp Inc. Members use the Egyptian word “hotep,” which means “to be at peace,” to greet people in their community.


  • Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:04:12 -0400

    Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween CostumeWelp: If you ever wanted to know what a "sexy" "Handmaid's Tale" costume looks


  • Russia says US is trying to 'squeeze out' competitors in the global arms trade

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:38:00 -0400

    Russia says US is trying to 'squeeze out' competitors in the global arms tradeMoscow has accused the US of trying to “squeeze out” competitors in the global arms trade, after Washington imposed sanctions on China for buying Russian fighter jets. The US on Thursday blacklisted 33 Russian nationals and three entities in a new round of sanctions over Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. One of the companies was an aircraft-making factory in Russia’s Far East.


  • Rape Survivors Share Why They Stayed Quiet In Powerful #WhyIDidntReport Tweets

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:26:00 -0400

    Rape Survivors Share Why They Stayed Quiet In Powerful #WhyIDidntReport TweetsPresident Donald Trump wonders why survivors of sexual assault don't


  • Brexit 'humiliation' leaves May vulnerable: UK papers

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:15:22 -0400

    Brexit 'humiliation' leaves May vulnerable: UK papersLondon (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May's "humiliation" at the hands of EU leaders who rejected her Brexit plans dominated Britain's front pages Friday, although eurosceptic publications accused her tormenters of mafia-style behaviour.


  • Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:15:27 -0400

    Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nurseryNEW YORK (AP) — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighborhood nursery for new mothers and their children, authorities said.


  • Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:15:32 -0400

    Vietnam's president dies after viral illnessQuang's rise, at a time of growing dissent on social media and challenges to the party's authority, signaled limits to Vietnam's liberal agenda, despite a growing openness to social change and sweeping economic reform, experts say. Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi of a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," Vietnam Television said. Quang had been ill for months, said former health minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu, who now oversees healthcare for high-ranking officials.


  • New details: Man accused of trying to steal plane

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:11:36 -0400

    New details: Man accused of trying to steal planeAuthorities say a man who is being accused of attempting to steal an American Airlines jet had a commercial pilots license and was in the U.S. with a Canadian passport.


  • GOP Aide In Kavanaugh Confirmation Resigns As Sexual Harassment Claim Surfaces

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:55:02 -0400

    GOP Aide In Kavanaugh Confirmation Resigns As Sexual Harassment Claim SurfacesGarrett Ventry, a communications adviser to the Senate Judiciary Committee,


  • Floodwaters continue to rise on portions of Carolina rivers even a full week after Florence's arrival

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:44:35 -0400

    Floodwaters continue to rise on portions of Carolina rivers even a full week after Florence's arrivalWhile crests will continue to work downstream along the major rivers in the eastern part of the Carolinas into next week, some unprotected areas may stay flooded until the end of September or early October.


  • At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care Center

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:20:37 -0400

    At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care CenterA motive for the stabbings hasn't been determined


  • Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:14:17 -0400

    Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroidA Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. The "Hayabusa2" probe jettisoned the round, cookie tin-shaped robots toward the Ryugu astroid, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). If the mission is successful, the rovers will conduct the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface.


  • DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents, For Now

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:45:57 -0400

    DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents, For NowWASHINGTON ― The Justice Department has succeeded, for the moment, in


  • Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:04:42 -0400

    Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's JunckerRelations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs. "We're not at war with Great Britain," Juncker told the Austrian daily Die Presse in an interview published a day after British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was rejected as unworkable and unacceptable by the bloc's other 27 members at an informal summit in Salzburg. "We have to be careful, like two hedgehogs who love each other," Juncker said.


  • Teacher suspended after being reported for kissing a student in classroom: Part 2

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:16:18 -0400

    Teacher suspended after being reported for kissing a student in classroom: Part 2Elizabeth Thomas says she was teased by students and teachers after Tad Cummins was suspended from her school.


  • Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:59:01 -0400

    Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts playerINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.


  • PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:20:34 -0400

    PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars(Reuters) - Payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars website after finding instances of hate speech and discriminatory content on the site.


  • The Latest: Lawyer says woman doesn't recall attending party

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:12:55 -0400

    The Latest: Lawyer says woman doesn't recall attending partyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):


  • N.C. hog farmers caught in conundrum: US loves pork, but not Big Pork

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:41:29 -0400

    N.C. hog farmers caught in conundrum: US loves pork, but not Big PorkIn Mr. Carter’s view, the fact that only 23 lagoons became inundated and 31 have overtopped is a sign of farm ingenuity in a state with 3,300 such lagoons across more than 2,000 farms. “We need an atta-boy for the job we’re doing,” says Carter. “The focus on pigs is because they are more regulated, they are more visible, and they can stink, there’s no doubt about it,” says North Carolina State University environmental engineer John Classen, who focuses on the waste chain.


  • Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster with scores missing

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:23:56 -0400

    Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster with scores missingTanzanian President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of those responsible for a packed ferry sinking on Lake Victoria.


  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged / SVR

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:10:00 -0400

    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged / SVRToday, however, there's a veritable smorgasbord of hot SUVs aimed at wealthy driving enthusiasts with a kid or three. The Range Rover Sport Supercharged brings an intriguing combination of luxury and British class to the mix. A sonorous supercharged V-8 engine-offered in either standard 518-hp or 575-hp SVR trim-provides substantial forward thrust and brawny towing capacity, while a sport suspension helps this Land Rover maintain its composure through the twisties.


  • Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: Reports

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:13:18 -0400

    Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: ReportsDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he covertly


  • The 64 Most Delish Mexican Recipes

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:47:00 -0400

    The 64 Most Delish Mexican Recipes


  • Timeline of recent attacks in Iran by militant groups

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:08:11 -0400

    Timeline of recent attacks in Iran by militant groupsThe Islamic State group claimed a deadly gun assault against a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran on Saturday, its second major attack in the Islamic Republic in 15 months. Compared to regional peers, Iran has suffered only sporadic attacks in recent years. Tehran regularly accuses Saudi Arabia and the US of supporting anti-Iranian "terrorists".


  • Hurricane Florence: Family Demands Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drowned

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:36:31 -0400

    Hurricane Florence: Family Demands Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients DrownedThe two women were being transported in a van at the time of their deaths.


  • Time Out releases picks for top 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:23:54 -0400

    Time Out releases picks for top 50 coolest neighborhoods in the worldFor an authentic taste of Paris life, bypass the Champs-Elysées and head over to the colorful Kurdish and Indian community of Strasbourg-Saint-Denis. While in Seoul, gloss over Gangnam and instead add the Euljiro neighborhood to your itinerary.


  • Joe Biden Says Christine Blasey Ford 'Should Not Have to Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:05:10 -0400

    Joe Biden Says Christine Blasey Ford 'Should Not Have to Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'"She deserves to be treated with dignity"


  • 27 Mexican-Inspired Recipes Using Ground Beef

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:56:00 -0400

    27 Mexican-Inspired Recipes Using Ground Beef


  • Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:37:58 -0400

    Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: XinhuaChinese police on Friday arrested 21 suspects in connection with the theft of customer information from Alibaba Group Holding's logistics affiliate Cainiao Network, state news agency Xinhua reported. More than 10 million pieces of client data - including user names, phone numbers and parcel tracking numbers - were stolen from Cainiao, which provides logistics support to Alibaba's Taobao e-commerce platform, the report said. The agency said that police in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, had been told by the logistics company in June that barcode scanners used in its distribution stations had been infected with malware.


  • Family, friends hold a vigil for murdered jogger

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:14:24 -0400

    Family, friends hold a vigil for murdered joggerPolice have not determined a motive for the man who murdered a D.C. tech executive, but said he tested positive for cocaine and had a history of mental illness. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.


  • Donald Trump Has A Very, Very Long History Of Not Believing Women

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:12:52 -0400

    Donald Trump Has A Very, Very Long History Of Not Believing WomenAfter a week of exercising some restraint, President Donald Trump on Friday


  • The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:08:04 -0400

    The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut itHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):


  • Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:41:37 -0400

    Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia planeIsrael's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. "There have been no changes to the deconfliction mechanism as a result of this unfortunate event," the military official said on condition of anonymity, referring to Monday's downing following Israeli air strikes. The arrangement was agreed by Israel and Russia in 2015, when Russian forces intervened alongside the regime in Syria to avoid clashes between their militaries inside Syrian territory.


  • Interior and Passenger Space

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:10:00 -0400

    Interior and Passenger SpaceThe Range Rover Sport Supercharged has an attractive, well-equipped cabin, but the interior fittings don't feel any more special than those found in the V-6–powered Range Rover Sports. What is new, however, is the addition of Jaguar Land Rover's InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which adds a second, reconfigurable screen that supplements the 10.2-inch infotainment display higher up on the dashboard. From this secondary screen users can select climate-control functions, turn on the heated and cooled front seats, and change the Range Rover Sport Supercharged's driving-mode settings.


  • China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:49:12 -0400

    China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analystsThe landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said. The two sides signed a provisional agreement on Saturday on who gets to name senior churchmen, an issue that has bedevilled ties for decades, and China quickly said it hoped for an improvement in relations. With its outsized international influence, the Vatican is the most important of Taiwan's 17 remaining friends, and its only European partner.


  • 'We Are at an Impasse.' Britain's Theresa May Plays Chicken with E.U. Leaders Over Brexit

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:22:18 -0400

    'We Are at an Impasse.' Britain's Theresa May Plays Chicken with E.U. Leaders Over BrexitU.K. prime minister Theresa May will stand by the Brexit plan rejected by 27 European leaders, putting the U.K. into a deadlock over Brexit


  • If You Like Airstreams, You'll Love the Ecocapsule

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:52:46 -0400

    If You Like Airstreams, You'll 
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  • Brazil court orders Twitter to hand over user data related to Bolsonaro attack

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:22:05 -0400

    Brazil court orders Twitter to hand over user data related to Bolsonaro attackA judge on Brazil's top electoral court on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of 16 users who celebrated via tweets the near-fatal assassination attempt two weeks ago of far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Judge Carlos Horbach rejected an appeal from Twitter regarding the request and gave two days for the company to hand over the data, which was requested by the Bolsonaro campaign. The users could potentially face charges under Brazil’s hate crime laws.


  • Wendy Martinez: Murdered Jogger to Be Buried in Wedding Dress She Never Got to Wear

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:05:00 -0400

    Wendy Martinez: Murdered Jogger to Be Buried in Wedding Dress She Never Got to WearWendy Martinez's fiance, Daniel Hincapie, broke down in tears during a candlelight vigil Thursday night.


  • Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen giving 'critical information' to Russia investigation

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:45:00 -0400

    Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen giving 'critical information' to Russia investigationMichael Cohen, Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer, has said he is providing “critical information” as part of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. Having admitted guilt to a string of charges last month, Mr Cohen said on Thursday he was handing the information to special counsel Robert Mueller‘s prosecutors without a cooperation agreement. Mr Trump’s former fixer could be a vital witness for investigators as they examine whether the president’s campaign coordinated with Russians.