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  • ‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against Obama news

    Continuing a theme he has pushed lately, the president took issue with his predecessor’s lack of response to Russian interference in the election.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:30:35 -0400
  • Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’ news

    The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:45:52 -0400
  • California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is news

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:27:24 -0400
  • UK's last governor demands China honour its word to HK news

    The world is watching Hong Kong as a "test case" of whether Chinese promises mean anything, Britain's last governor said ahead of the 20th anniversary of his tearful departure from the city. Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong to mark the anniversary of its handover from British rule on July 1, and Chris Patten said Xi should reaffirm Beijing's respect for the city's unique brand of autonomy dubbed "one country, two systems". By and large, he said, China had respected its treaty obligations to Hong Kong and Britain in the years after the 1997 handover.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:14:33 -0400
  • Pilot Tells Passengers to 'Pray' During Shaky Flight That Was 'Like Being in a Washing Machine' news

    The pilot sounded calm, but was heard telling passengers he was scared too.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:12:00 -0400
  • Hypoxia Threatens Navy and Air Force Pilots, and the Threat Is Growing news

    Turns out flying pilots at high altitudes is still biologically tricky.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:25:08 -0400
  • Former GOP Rep. Jolly: Affordable Care Act gave me a ‘safety net’ news

    A Florida Republican who earlier campaigned against the Affordable Care Act came to a new view of it after he lost his insurance coverage.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:32:55 -0400
  • Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sources news

    By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:54:30 -0400
  • Dozens missing after Colombian tourist boat sinks in reservoir

    Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multidecked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:26:33 -0400
  • All the President's Lies news

    The New York Times Sunday published an extraordinary definitive list of the more than 100 lies Donald Trump has told as president. Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Stuart Thompson, who worked on the piece.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:39:59 -0400
  • Saudis Shrug Off Arms Sale Freeze, Convinced Qatar Will Bend news

    As the diplomatic rift drags on, neither side shows much willingness to budge.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:37:33 -0400
  • Obama and family go river rafting during Indonesia vacation news

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip Monday as they vacationed in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:12:23 -0400
  • China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants news

    If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.  Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.  By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.  An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:17:26 -0400
  • Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That' news

    Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:51:00 -0400
  • Dreaded WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan news

    Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane. The aircraft -- emblazoned with tell-tale rising sun symbols -- is one of just a few airworthy Zero fighters left in the world, nearly eight decades after they struck fear into the hearts of Allied pilots. The plane flew near Tokyo this month, watched by businessman and aviation buff Masahide Ishizuka who bought the plane for 350 million yen ($3.1 million) in 2008.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:41:20 -0400
  • Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general news

    By Marius Bosch and Khaled al-Ramahi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City. An attempted fight-back by militants failed on Sunday night and Islamic State's grip on the city, once its de facto capital in Iraq, was weakened, a senior commander said.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:58:32 -0400
  • Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months news

    An sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:00 -0400
  • Trump: 'Modi and I Are World Leaders in Social Media' news

    During a joint statement int he Rose Garden with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Trump praises the pairs prowess of social media.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:33:28 -0400
  • New flying car concept seeks to revolutionize personal transport news

    While some automakers look towards today's infrastructure of roads for the future of transportation, multiple companies are instead looking towards the sky. One of these is Neva Aerospace which used last week's 2017 Paris auto show to reveal its take on the future of transportation, and it's yet another flying car. Neva Aerospace says its flying car will be capable of flying for up to 20 or 30 minutes, travel at speeds up to 50 mph, and climb 3,000 feet in the air.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400
  • Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride news

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A teenage girl's actions, not mechanical malfunctions, caused her to slip under a restraining bar on an amusement park gondola ride before falling into the arms of bystanders below, police said Monday.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:08:06 -0400
  • Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school news

    CHICAGO (AP) — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:08:57 -0400
  • Man Spent 3 Months Behind Bars for Possession of Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Dry Wall news

    Karlos Cashe was released last week after spending 90 days in jail.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:49:00 -0400
  • Are Whales Methodically Killing South Africa’s Great White Sharks? news

    The great white sharks were found dead, their livers removed as if by a surgeon. Some were missing testicles and a heart.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:37:51 -0400
  • The U.S. Air Force Just Had an Awful Week news

    Crashes, ground accidents, and tornadoes, and crippled aircraft were all on the menu last week.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:57:59 -0400
  • Seattle employers cut hours after latest minimum wage rise, study finds news

    Low-wage workers on average now clock 9 percent fewer hours and earn $125 less each month than before the Pacific Northwest city set one of the highest minimum wages in the nation, the University of Washington research paper said. Seattle, which has a booming economy and a strong technology sector, is midway through an initiative to increase its minimum wage for all employers to $15 an hour.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:07:50 -0400
  • Asylum Seekers in Canada Trapped in Legal Limbo news

    Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools, reports Reuters.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:06:01 -0400
  • U.S.-backed fighters advance in Raqqa, Syria

    Islamic State group jihadists wage fierce battles in their Syrian stronghold Raqqa in a bid to repel US-backed fighters advancing towards the walls of the Old City.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:48 -0400
  • Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care news

    In addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:23:42 -0400
  • Two police, family of six killed in latest Mexico violence news

    Two federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico's Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family of six, in the latest spasm of violence linked to criminal gangs. In the nearby city of Coatzacoalcos, the dead included two adults and four children who died in a hail of bullets as they ate dinner at an outdoor restaurant. Authorities added that two women were fatally shot in the town of Orizaba, also in Veracruz, one of Mexico's most violent states.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:38:41 -0400
  • Subway digging uncovers 'Pompeii-like scene' in Rome news

    ROME (AP) — Digging for Rome's new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:18:04 -0400
  • Heart-Pounding River Rescue Caught on Video as Swimmer Clings to Rock Above Waterfall news

    Kalani Tuiono is lucky to be alive.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:31:00 -0400
  • 2018 BMW X3 news

    New engines and more tech highlight the changes.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400
  • 10 must-have iPhone accessories under $25 news

    Apple’s iPhones are arguably the best smartphones on the planet. The hardware is fantastic, the customer service is positively unbeatable, and the iOS platform is the best mobile software platform in the world. Of course, all that comes at a price — iPhones are also some of the most expensive smartphones out there. You’ve already spent somewhere between $650 and $950 on your iPhone, so now it’s time to save some money. In this post, you’ll find 10 different must-have iPhone accessories that each cost less than $25.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:53:43 -0400
  • U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void news

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "I'm concerned that Russia may backfill North Korea," Haley told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:04:05 -0400
  • The 10 Best National Parks in the USA

    Explore the great outdoors at one of America's can't-miss national parks. If you're dreaming of an outdoor vacation filled with gushing geysers, animal encounters, towering rock formations and more, odds are you'll enjoy exploring a national park. Considering factors like the uniqueness of sights, historical significance and park accessibility, we determined which of the country's 59 national parks qualify as the Best National Parks in the USA.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400
  • Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:04:19 -0400
  • Muslim-majority countries where Donald Trump does business not included in travel ban news

    The six predominantly Muslim countries which fall under Donald Trump's controversial travel ban all have one thing in common: the Trump Organisation has not done business or pursued potential deals there. The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate the temporary travel ban has been hailed as a "clear victory" by the US President. The decision allows the travel ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States".

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:49:00 -0400
  • Man Held Teen Girl Captive For More Than a Year: Cops news

    Michael Wysolovski, 31, was arrested and charged with holding Hailey Burns captive after her parents received a tip from a woman in Romania.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:07:00 -0400
  • N. Carolina man sentenced in foiled IS-inspired shooting news

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who plotted to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of the Islamic State group received a life sentence Tuesday in a case that prosecutors say illustrates the dangers of Americans radicalized through social media.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:44:47 -0400
  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gets Demon’s wide-body look news

    With only 3,300 destined to be built, the chances of you getting your hands on a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are slim, even if you can afford the car’s $86,090 price tag. The good news is that you’ll be able to get the Demon’s sexy wide-body look on a new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, which doesn’t suffer from limited production. Dodge on Tuesday announced that the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat will be available with a wide-body design.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400
  • 'Secure' Windows 10 S Hacked Wide Open in 3 Hours news

    Windows 10 S is locked down to the point where you can't use any apps outside of the Windows Store. Because macros aren't run by default on documents downloaded from the web, he used a source Windows 10 S trusts: the local network. At that point, he was able to run a program to gain system-level privileges (the highest level of access) and also run processes from the system level.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:45:00 -0400
  • China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory

    China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship. Geng Shuang, a spokesman with China's foreign ministry, said Indian guards "obstructed normal activities" by Chinese forces on the border and called on India to withdraw immediately, according to a ministry statement late on Monday.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:01:33 -0400
  • Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

    (This June 22 story has been refiled to correct study author's name to "Aydelotte" instead of "Adedoyte" in third paragraph.) By Taylor Harris (Reuters) - Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks behind the wheel. A study by the American Journal of Public Health published on Thursday looked at motor vehicle fatalities and found no significant increase in Colorado and Washington State, where recreational marijuana use is legal, compared with eight states where it is not legal that have similar populations, vehicle ownership, and traffic laws. “Our study focused on deaths and actually found what we expected going into this," Jason Aydelotte, lead author of the study said in a telephone interview.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:01:32 -0400
  • UK's new aircraft carrier sets sail for first time news

    Britain's new and only aircraft carrier -- the largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy -- set off for its first sea trial in Scotland on Monday. HMS Queen Elizabeth, a 280-metre (919-foot), 65,000-tonne vessel, left the dock at the port of Rosyth on the Firth of Forth estuary near Edinburgh.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:50:21 -0400
  • CNN deletes false story on Trump ally's links to Russia: 'It was a massive f*** up' news

    CNN has retracted a story linking an ally of Donald Trump to a Russian bank, amid an FBI investigation into alleged ties between campaign aides and Moscow. The story of Trump campaign team executive Anthony Scaramucci's ties to the Kremlin-controlled Russian Direct Investment Fund was false, prompting many to accuse the outlet of "fake news". Mr Scaramucci, who founded investment firm SkyBridge Capital, responded via Twitter that the network did the "right thing".

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:49:00 -0400
  • 20 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers

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    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:13:58 -0400
  • Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death news

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:13:29 -0400
  • The Latest: Probable cause to hold teens in child's death news

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on 3 Mississippi teenagers charged in connection with the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:52:17 -0400
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