As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
08/16/2017 - 12:46 PM
Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
08/15/2017 - 03:21 PM
North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
08/15/2017 - 02:06 PM
Baltimore Confederate statues torn down in the middle of the night after Charlottesville violence
Confederate-era statues in Baltimore, Maryland have been torn down in the middle of the night after the city council voted unanimously to remove them. Four monuments that paid tribute to leading members of Confederate were toppled, including the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Confederate Women’s Monument, as well as statues commemorating Confederate Army generals Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and pro-slavery Supreme Court judge Roger B Taney. It follows violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that centred on the city’s plans to remove a statue of Robert E Lee, who led the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
08/16/2017 - 12:42 PM
Swiss Hotel Apologizes for Singling Out Jews in Signs
The hotel defended its signs requiring only Jews to shower before using the pool facilities.
08/15/2017 - 12:47 PM
U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.
08/16/2017 - 06:41 PM
Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.
08/15/2017 - 11:10 PM
Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement
These dizzying images use oil, soap and paint to create movements that feel otherworldly, and seem to psychedelically burst from their surroundings.
08/15/2017 - 04:07 PM
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
08/16/2017 - 11:49 AM
Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter dis
The Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president “agrees with him.”
08/15/2017 - 08:12 AM
White Supremacist In Charlottesville Wearing 82nd Airborne Hat Gets Called Out... By 82nd Airborne
The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II.
08/15/2017 - 06:16 AM
Student, 18, Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Teacher's Life On Facebook: Cops
Desiree Zio is charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm.
08/15/2017 - 08:38 AM
Jeff Sessions says Charlottesville car attack 'could be a hate crime'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the attack on counter-protesters at a neo-Nazis rally in Charlottesville "could be considered a hate crime". Mr Sessions said federal authorities were waiting for more details from the investigation before filing charges over the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who was killed when a car ploughed into a group of anti-fascist protesters at the white supremacist event last week.
08/16/2017 - 02:02 PM
Utah Blogger's Missing Husband Found Dead
Paul Swenson, 30, disappeared in late July after acting strangely for days, his family said.
08/16/2017 - 09:18 AM
Mugabe's wife whipped my daughter with electric cable, mother says
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace whipped two South African women in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable, the mother of one victim said, adding that the attack must be punished. Debbie Engels told Reuters her daughter Gabriella, a 20-year-old model, suffered a gash on her forehead that required eight stitches and another on the back of her head that needed six. Engels did not witness the attack and Reuters has not been able to verify key aspects of the allegations independently.
08/16/2017 - 04:37 PM
New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.
08/16/2017 - 06:31 PM
Modi says India will fight foreign threats
India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan. "Security is our top priority," Modi told thousands packed into the landmark Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday as India marked the 70th anniversary of the end of British colonial rule. "Be it the sea or the borders, cyber or space -- in all spheres, India is capable and we are strong enough to overcome those who try to act against our country," the Hindu nationalist leader declared.
08/15/2017 - 02:49 AM
Charlottesville: Black protester Deandre Harris ‘beaten with metal poles’ by white supremacists
More than $118,000 (£91,700) has been raised for an African American man who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists in a horrific attack in Charlottesville. Shocking pictures and footage were captured of Deandre Harris being chased by a gang of white men before he was savagely beaten with what appear to be poles at the protests in Virginia this weekend, leaving him needing hospital treatment. The 20-year-old was left covered in blood with a broken wrist and needing eight staples for his head wounds when the attack happened in a parking garage near Charlottesville police station.
08/15/2017 - 11:48 AM
How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?
Tensions over nuclear weapons have been raised further after Donald Trump said North Korea will be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" after US intelligence concluded the rogue state has produced a miniaturised nuclear warhead. This latest move comes amid increasing concern over North Korea's military capabilities, with the new US administration upping its rhetoric in response. While the Pyongyang regime increases the frequency with which it is conducting missile tests, Donald Trump's defence secretary Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis has previously warned North Korea of an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang used nuclear weapons. Elsewhere, rhetoric hints at a return of the expansion of nuclear arsenals across the world. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of defence chiefs that strengthening nuclear capability should be a key objective for 2017. Donald Trump then took to Twitter to respond, vowing to do the same. The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 Such rhetoric has led to concerns about the world's nuclear capacity and the unpredictability of those in charge of the warheads. It seems the world is a long way from "coming to its senses" - with millions of kilotons already in military service around the world. Between them, the world's nuclear-armed states have around 15,000 warheads - the majority of which belong to the US and Russia. It is estimated that just under 10,000 of these are in military service, with the rest awaiting dismantlement, according to the Arms Control Association. Putin says Russia should strengthen its nuclear arsenal 00:51 Which countries have nuclear weapons? There are five nuclear-weapon states in the world: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. These are officially recognised as possessing such weapons by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty acknowledges and legitimises their arsenals, but they are not supposed to build or maintain them forever. Indeed, they have committed to eliminate them. There are also four other countries that have nuclear weapons: Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. These countries didn't sign the Treaty, and together possess an estimated 340 nuclear weapons. But it's Russia and the US that have by far the most in the world - dominating all other countries by collectively sharing 88 per cent of the world's arsenal of stockpiled nukes. This figure increases to 93 per cent when we consider retired nukes. How the world's 15,000 nukes are divided How deadly could these nuclear weapons be? The world's current collection of 14,900 nuclear weapons possesses enough power to kill millions of people and flatten dozens of cities. According to Telegraph research, it is estimated that the US and Russian arsenals combined have power equating to 6,600 megatons. This is a tenth of the total solar energy received by Earth every minute. According to the NukeMap website, the dropping of the B-83, the largest bomb in the current US arsenal, would kill 1.4m people in the first 24 hours. A further 3.7m people would be injured, as the thermal radiation radius reached 13.km. Likewise, the "Tsar Bomba" is the largest USSR bomb tested. If this bomb was dropped on New York, it is estimated that it could kill 7.6m people and injure 4.2m more. The nuclear fallout could reach an approximate area of 7,880km on a 15mph wind, impacting millions more people. Both America and Russia's arsenals are regulated by several treaties that place limits on the numbers and kinds of warheads and delivery systems they have. If either country were to expand their nuclear capacity even further, as Trump and Putin have hinted at, it could shatter these agreements and plunge the world into a new Cold War. North Korean missile ranges Our figures on nuclear weapons, based on statistics from the Arms Control Association, are mainly estimates because of the secretive nature with which most governments treat information about their arsenals.
08/16/2017 - 03:26 AM
SeaWorld Orca Dies After Long Battle With Lung Infection
An orca at SeaWorld San Diego was euthanized Tuesday evening after a long battle with a bacterial respiratory infection.
08/16/2017 - 02:55 PM
Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.
08/16/2017 - 04:58 PM
Has Natalee Holloway's Body Been Found? Remains Reportedly Discovered in Search for Missing Teen
The Alabama teen vanished during a school trip in 2005.
08/16/2017 - 05:17 PM
Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect
It's right out of a TV show.
08/16/2017 - 06:10 PM
Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks
By Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, and the visit by Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri is the latest sign that Ankara is increasing cooperation with other powers such as Iran and Russia. Baqeri met his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday and Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday in what Turkish media said was the first visit by an Iranian chief of staff since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.
08/16/2017 - 10:27 AM
Saudi Arabia Shows How it Would Shoot Down Qatari Plane
Saudi Arabia and allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have accused Qatar of funding terrorist groups abroad.
08/16/2017 - 01:12 PM
Can You Be Fired for Being a Racist?
It depends on where you work
08/15/2017 - 05:10 PM
How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear Blast
According to certain guidelines, hair conditioner could bind radioactive material to your hair after exposure.
08/16/2017 - 06:04 AM
Argentina warns US against military move on Venezuela
US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump's warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela. "The use of force is not the way," but rather political pressure, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a news conference alongside Mike Pence, who is on a tour of Latin American countries.
08/15/2017 - 05:42 PM
59 Crazy Creative Things To Make With Cauliflower
08/16/2017 - 12:46 PM
KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards
Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to murder a black inmate after his release.
08/16/2017 - 01:20 PM
Family: FBI knew Oklahoma bomb plot suspect is schizophrenic
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The family of a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank says he is a paranoid schizophrenic and that the FBI knew it.
08/16/2017 - 03:54 PM
Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer
Tracey Jacqueline Weir is accused of selling phony raffle tickets to support children's cancer research in the name of 4-year-old Nolan Scully.
08/16/2017 - 04:02 PM
Rebels say they shoot down Syrian military jet, army confirms crash
The Syrian military said on Tuesday that one of its jets crashed in southern Syria, state television reported, hours after Western-backed rebels said they had shot it down and captured the pilot. State-owned Ikhbariya television quoted a Syrian army source as saying an investigation was under way to determine what caused the crash. Rebels released photos of a pilot they identified as Major Ali al Hilwa, with bruises on his face, and the wreckage of a jet they said was a Russian-built MiG brought down by anti-aircraft guns.
08/15/2017 - 01:20 PM
Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report
The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as “ebola of the olive”, farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by the European Union. In July, it was detected for the first time on the Spanish mainland in almond trees in Alicante, raising fears it could wreak havoc in the world's largest producer of olive oil. The EU and the Balearics government are now discussing a containment plan which could force eradication of all vegetation within a 100 metre radius of infected plants, Spain’s El Confidential newspaper reported. With infections confirmed at 156 separate points across Mallorca, agricultural groups say the measure would mean the almost complete destruction of the island’s plant life. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil Credit: PAUL GROVER “If we comply with what Europe is asking us, it would be starting to fell at one end of the island and finishing at the other. I don’t know if eradicating all the plant life is the solution, but I am sure that, in Mallorca, this is impossible to apply,” Gonzalo Rodríguez, head of the Camp Mallorquí cooperative of 1,000 producers, told the paper. The Balearics authorities had won a reprieve from the eradication measure after the bacteria was detected on the islands late last year, arguing that it would be a “disaster” for the local environment. The bacteria, which can infect some 300 species, was first discovered in a cherry tree in a Mallorca garden centre in October. After tests elsewhere on the Balearic Islands came back positive, the local government declared the entire archipelago an outbreak zone, banned the export of live plants and began destroying infected specimens. But a June assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) came back with alarming news: the response had been too limited, and even with the total application of EU measures, eradication will now be “very difficult” to achieve. The number of carrier plants was also growing, it said, now taking around a dozen species including grape vines, almond and plum trees and lavender. In Alicante, local authorities and agricultural groups have backed eradication as the only option. But resistance among some farmers is growing: last week protesters blocked machinery brought in to fell trees around an infected plant, El Confidencial reported.
08/16/2017 - 02:02 PM
George Bush issues joint statement with father condemning 'racial bigotry and hatred' in Charlottesville
Two former US presidents have issued a strong statement condemning the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – one day after President Donald Trump failed to do so. “As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights,” the prominent Republicans wrote. The statement comes on the heels of the largest white nationalist gathering in the US in decades.
08/16/2017 - 03:28 PM
Tesla Model 3 Fans Have Found a Secret Way to Save $1,500
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08/15/2017 - 10:13 AM
Study Explores How To Talk To Climate Change Deniers
A new study shows how climate change advocates should talk to those who don't believe in global warming. Hint: put the data graphs down.
08/15/2017 - 06:40 PM
China, India soldiers hurl stones at each other in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.
08/16/2017 - 09:07 PM
Dear Ivanka: It's Time To Decide Which Side Of History You're Going To Stand On
I know you’ve probably got a lot on your plate right now but we really need to talk about your father and what a shit show this week has been.
08/16/2017 - 12:46 PM
Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe
Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to "fully ascertain the identity" of those involved. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean dual national, were found murdered in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo while on a UN mission investigating violence and mass graves in the country's restive Kasai province. "A group of Congolese, likely militia members from the Kasai Central province, was responsible," read the board's executive summary, obtained Wednesday by AFP.
08/17/2017 - 01:25 AM
MH370’s ‘Most Likely Location’ Released
The Boeing 777 is thought to have crashed on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.
08/16/2017 - 12:09 PM
22 Crazy Twists On Frozen Banana Ice Cream
08/15/2017 - 02:26 PM
'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade turns up on garden carrot
A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot. The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground. Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again. "I recognized it right away," she said. Mary Grams, 84, got her missing ring back when her daughter-in-law found it while harvesting carrots on the family farm in Alberta, Canada. Credit: CBC News She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden. "We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC news. "We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it." Mrs Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Mary, 84, says she didn't know if they were kidding or not, but when her granddaughter brought the carrot over - she knew: "It's mine!" #yegpic.twitter.com/Ft7IMUeSMR— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 The ring was found by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley. "I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," she said, "because no other women have lived on that farm. "I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot." A few weeks after losing her engagement ring, Mary bought herself this one, much smaller, to replace it. #Camrosepic.twitter.com/sg9WN4y1Pb— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 Mrs Grams said she is pleased the ring was found. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.
08/16/2017 - 06:46 AM
Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town
BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.
08/15/2017 - 03:48 PM
US will 'know how to face' anti-Semitism: Israel president
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed shock Wednesday over anti-Semitism at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with "this difficult challenge". Rivlin wrote to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to convey his "support and solidarity for the American Jewish community" after the unrest in Charlottesville. "The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag -- perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism -- paraded in the streets of the world's greatest democracy, and Israel's most cherished and greatest ally, is almost beyond belief," he said.
08/16/2017 - 03:55 PM
Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'
Trump had a heated debate with reporters over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and said there was "blame on both sides."
08/15/2017 - 05:18 PM
Mom Tracks Pregnancy With Hilarious Letter Board Messages
Vorderstrasse posts photos on Instagram of herself and sometimes her partner alongside a letter board that sums up what she’s thinking. While pregnant with her now 2-week-old, Hazel, Vorderstrasse posed with the board at different stages of her pregnancy, touching on everything from swollen feet to food cravings to her incessant need to pee.
08/16/2017 - 02:18 PM
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