Kushner speaks after meeting Senate investigators: ‘I did not collude with Russia’
In rare public remarks, President Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser emerged from a closed door meeting with Senate investigators, saying he did nothing wrong.
07/24/2017 - 01:34 PM
Mother comes home to find child covered in blood and saying she was sexually abused
A North Carolina woman has told authorities she returned home from work recently to find her seven-year-old daughter covered in blood, claiming to have been sexually assaulted. The girl told her mother she had been assaulted by Brentley Jason Breyers, the man she refers to as “father,” according to police. The woman told authorities she had left her four children with Mr Bryers on Friday morning while she went to work.
07/25/2017 - 10:10 AM
Timeline of Justine Damond shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of the July 15 fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events:
07/24/2017 - 12:17 PM
China says it wants to 'maintain stability' in disputed South China Sea
By Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters. The United States has criticized China for disregarding international law by the construction and militarization of artificial islands in the South China Sea, undermining regional stability. China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.
07/24/2017 - 05:03 AM
North Korea is Able to Launch a 'Limited Missile Attack,' Warns Top U.S. General
Gen. Joe Dunford said it would be best for the U.S. to tackle Pyongyang's nuclear program through diplomatic and economic means
07/24/2017 - 01:29 AM
Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety Feature
The Tesla Model S is again Consumer Reports' top-rated ultra-luxury sedan after the automaker updated its software to include automatic emergency braking at highway speeds. Earlier this month, C...
07/25/2017 - 06:00 AM
Parents Of Florida Boys Lost At Sea Say Lawsuit Makes Them ‘Relive Nightmare’
"Everyone will be forced to relive this horrible nightmare on a daily basis in order to defend this lawsuit and to prepare for trial."
07/24/2017 - 11:42 AM
This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered
Researchers regularly remind us that the world's oceans are still hiding some truly remarkable secrets, but when we imagine new species of ocean life it's usually tucked away in the crushing depths, or so tiny that we somehow didn't notice it up until now. An all-new species of ocean sunfish was just discovered that throws those expectations completely out of the window, weighing in at over two tons and making regular trips near the surface in order to keep warm, but it's a remarkable find nonetheless.
Researchers led by Marianne Nyegaard of Australia's Murdoch University discovered the new sunfish species after looking closely at over 150 DNA samples from various sunfish. After matching three of the DNA samples with known species, the team realized that the fourth was completely new and undocumented. They subsequently nicknamed it the "hoodwinker sunfish" thanks to its ability to remain hidden for so long.
But despite having DNA samples that proved the presence of an unknown species, nobody knew exactly what it looked like. After hunting for a specimen that matched the DNA for a year, Nyegaard got a tip that four sunfish had washed up on a beach in New Zealand, and it was at that point that she finally found what she had been searching for.
Like the other members of the ocean sunfish family, the new species — officially named Mola tecta — is absolutely huge. Its massive, disc-shaped body is punctuated by large fins on its top and bottom, and its bony structure pushes its weight over the two ton mark.
The hoodwinker sunfish has since been spotted in several different places, including the waters off South Africa, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
07/24/2017 - 08:00 PM
Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman
Fake street signs appear after Minnesota cop fatally shot woman who reported hearing screams.
07/24/2017 - 08:06 PM
Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’
The president tweeted on Sunday that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing "very little to protect" him — and admitted that the ongoing Russia probe, while “phony,” may be “taking hold.”
07/23/2017 - 05:10 PM
Snooty dead: World's oldest known manatee dies aged 69 in 'heartbreaking accident'
The world’s oldest manatee has died in a “heartbreaking” accident at his Florida home a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. According to the South Florida Museum, a panel door leading out of the underwater tank which is normally bolted shut had been knocked loose.
07/24/2017 - 05:42 AM
Records: EPA chief jets away for weekends on taxpayer's dime
WASHINGTON (AP) — Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense.
07/24/2017 - 04:51 PM
California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home
California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully. The Detwiler Fire is 40 percent contained, unchanged from Saturday, after burning 76,000 acres (30,700 hectares) and 130 structures, including 63 homes, since it broke out on Monday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Evacuation orders were lifted as of 12 p.m. PST for much of the historic gold rush era town of Coulterville and nearby areas as firefighters completed firelines to contain the blaze, Cal Fire said in a statement.
07/23/2017 - 06:29 PM
Russia deploys forces to police Syria safe zones
Russia has deployed military police to monitor two safe zones being established in Syria, it was announced on Monday, with officials touting it as a new era of US cooperation. Senior commander Sergei Rudskoi said Russian forces had set up checkpoints and observation posts around a zone in the south-west and in another covering Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus. The two areas are part of a broader Moscow-backed plan to create four "de-escalation zones" in rebel-held parts of Syria.
07/24/2017 - 01:02 PM
Archaeologists Return to Legendary Birthplace of King Arthur
Archaeologists are back at the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Last summer, researchers discovered traces of early medieval life at Tintagel in Cornwall, on England's southwest coast, where the legendary British monarch was said to have been born. It was during this time that King Arthur is said to have fought the invading Saxons.
07/24/2017 - 12:39 PM
Want To Live Longer? Be Neurotic
People who worry all the time might live longer than their calmer counterparts, which would be one benefit of having an anxiety disorder.
07/24/2017 - 12:19 PM
China to launch unhackable quantum messaging service
China is preparing to launch a communications system that would be impossible to hack. The quantum communication system is set to be used by 200 users from government, finance and military personal in the city of Jinan. The Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology said the technology, which was tested earlier this month, is expected to be put into commercial use in August. The network uses quantum key distribution to transmit messages. The connections are far more secure than current internet or telephone cables, which can be tapped and monitored. China is creating a 2000km quantum network from Shanghai to Beijing Credit: Alamy Quantum networks, unlike traditional systems, send messages embedded in particles of light. If any third party attempts to hack the network the quantum nature of the particles will alter the communication and cause it to be aborted, meaning the message is impossible to read or intercept. "We plan to use the network for national defence, finance and other fields, and hope to spread it out as a pilot that if successful, can be used across China and the whole world,” said Zhou Fei, assistant director of Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology, the Financial Times reported. The development of the quantum network is the latest demonstration of China's scientific stature. It comes after the Chinese Government earlier this month said it plans to be the global leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. China has been building an impenetrable, "hack-proof" computer network since 2014. Last year it launched a "hack-proof" communications satellite. China's 'impenetrable' computer network explained 01:13 The quantum communications network, which will be the longest in the world, will travel 2,000km from Beijing to Shanghai and pass through a message hub in Jinan. More secure communications are needed as it is thought current encryption systems will be rendered obsolete by the sheer power of advanced quantum computers. The new Jinan network cost £15 million to develop and is capable of encrypting 4,000 pieces of data a second, according to the China Daily. China's obsession with security does not extend to many of its citizens. Last week, WhatsApp users in the country reported they had been blocked from sending videos or pictures. China's block on many internet giants and social networks has been dubbed the Great Firewall. What is quantum computing?
07/25/2017 - 06:55 AM
Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu
Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)
07/24/2017 - 02:24 PM
Kellyanne Conway explains what she meant by ‘alternative facts’
Six months after launching that infamous phrase into the cultural and political lexicon, President Trump’s counselor attempted on Sunday to define what she meant.
07/23/2017 - 03:49 PM
Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death
HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son's body.
07/24/2017 - 05:04 PM
Trump mocks Republicans for repeal and replace promise
On Monday, President Trump urged Republicans to take action on repealing and replacing Obamacare. He also mocked them for continuing to promise to repeal and replace the law, but not acting on that promise.
07/24/2017 - 04:28 PM
Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday to cause the American aircraft to change direction. The Pentagon said the encounter between the aircraft was unsafe, but added that the vast majority of interactions were safe.
07/25/2017 - 05:15 AM
Man accused of stabbing dog to death 'because it always took girlfriend's side in arguments'
A man stabbed his girlfriend's dog to death with a kitchen knife because he claimed it always took her side in arguments, police say. Mike Lado, 26, faces animal cruelty charges after detectives say he stabbed Blue twice with a kitchen knife as he rowed with his partner. The two-year-old Boxer-Labrador cross barked and growled as the couple argued at their home in Lee County, Florida, according to US media reports.
07/25/2017 - 10:20 AM
Japan woman dies of tick disease after bitten by sick cat
A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat in what is possibly the world's first animal-to-human transmission of the disease. Authorities have since confirmed that she developed SFTS, a disease transmitted by bites from a certain group of virus-carrying ticks. Human-to-human infections of the tick virus through blood contact have been reported, but ministry officials believe the Japanese woman's death could be the first case of a human dying from the bite of an infected animal.
07/25/2017 - 04:19 AM
The Top 10 Places To Celebrate Christmas In July Across The Country
07/24/2017 - 03:38 PM
This Map Predicts Who Will Die Next in 'Game of Thrones'
An intelligent machine foresees the rise and fall of kingdoms.
07/25/2017 - 11:34 AM
Serbia's president urges nation to resolve Kosovo relations
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia must resolve its relations with its breakaway former province of Kosovo in order to move forward, Serbia's president wrote in an opinion piece Monday.
07/24/2017 - 07:38 AM
Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.
Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
07/24/2017 - 12:21 PM
Woman 'Slapped' Patrol Car Before Cop Opened Fire, Killing Yoga Teacher: Warrant
It's not clear whether the woman who slapped the police cruiser was Justine Damond, who was fatally shot by cops.
07/25/2017 - 01:29 PM
Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years.
07/24/2017 - 08:14 PM
Here's How Big the Galaxy Note 8 Will Be
Samsung has revealed some hints that the Galaxy Note 8 could be bigger than you might expect. In a piece in Forbes on Sunday, contributor Gordon Kelly suggested the Galaxy Note 8 could be "massive." He pointed first to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 event invite for August 23. While the invite doesn't feature a picture of the smartphone, it does show a silhouette of a smartphone and S Pen stylus.
07/24/2017 - 09:02 AM
Top Texan official blames sanctuary cities after 10 found dead in back of San Antonio truck
A top Texas official said that sanctuary cities were to blame for the deaths of ten people in a San Antonio truck that was used to "smuggle" people across the US-Mexico border.
07/24/2017 - 09:25 AM
Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with $60,000 birthday gift
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60,000 on her birthday, state-owned media reported Monday, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash. The Herald newspaper said Mugabe, 93, and his wife Grace gave Junior Gumbochuma the money at her birthday celebrations, while the couple's children gave her $10,000. Gumbochuma, who is Grace Mugabe's elder sister, celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday as Grace celebrated her 52nd at one of the Mugabes' farms in Shamva, northeast of Harare.
07/24/2017 - 04:46 AM
Facebook workers are demanding higher wages because they literally can't afford rent anymore
Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's Menlo Park, California headquarters have unionized and are demanding higher wages because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley.
07/24/2017 - 01:24 PM
Used Luxury Cars For Less Than a Toyota Corolla
07/25/2017 - 01:10 PM
SitRep: Trump Tweets Classified CIA Program; Top WH Officials Burning Out
With Adam Rawnsley Facts, secrets, and Tweets. President Donald Trump appears to have declassified a CIA operation to arm Syrian rebels during a furious round of Tweets attacking the Washington Post on Monday night. The president, who previously disclosed classified information to Russian government officials in the Oval Office, (and in another slip-up confirmed ...
07/25/2017 - 07:24 AM
Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man Shop
She said the heartwarming moment caught her eye.
07/23/2017 - 03:52 PM
Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.
07/25/2017 - 05:23 AM
Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'
Richard Dawkinswants "a public apology" from a California radio station that cancelled an event with the scientist because of his “abusive speech against Islam”. The influential academic and writer was scheduled to speak about his memoir A Brief Candle in the Dark at an event organised by Berkeley’s KPFA Radio next month. But KPFA has now cancelled the talk, citing his "hurtful speech" against Islam. “We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam – so many people," KPFA wrote in an email to ticket buyers. KPFA exercises its free speech right not to participate with anyone who uses hateful language against a community already under attack. https://t.co/nTC1LYQKiG— KPFA Radio (@kpfa) July 21, 2017 "KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologise for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins’s views much earlier. We also apologise to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation.” Residents had reportedly highlighted statements made by the evolutionary biologist and confirmed atheist, including a 2013 tweet saying "Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today". @ToddKincannon I think Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today. I've said so, often and loudly.What are you talking about?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 1, 2013 Professor Dawkins responded to the radio station in an open letter published on his website, saying he had lived in Berkeley for two years and had appreciated KPFA's "objective reporting and humane commentary". "It was therefore a matter of personal sorrow to me to receive this morning your truly astonishing 'justification' for de-platforming me," he wrote. “You conspicuously did not quote a source when accusing me of ‘abusive speech’. Why didn’t you check your facts – or at least have the common courtesy to alert me – before summarily cancelling my event?” This is so stupid. Oh and by the way, my entire family is Muslim. Oh and Muslims aren't weak little children. They can hear other views.— Fouad (@fouadalnoor) July 22, 2017 Professor Dawkins said that he had “never used abusive speech against Islam”, explaining that while he had previously called Islamism “vile”, Islamism is not the same as Islam. “I have criticised the appalling misogyny and homophobia of Islam, I have criticised the murdering of apostates for no crime other than their disbelief. Far from attacking Muslims, I understand – as perhaps you do not – that Muslims themselves are the prime victims of the oppressive cruelties of Islamism, especially Muslim women,” the author wrote. Dawkins 'not certain' God does not exist 01:31 Urging the radio station to find examples of the abusive speech, he added: "When you fail to discover any, I presume you will issue a public apology." Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society. Berkeley, historically known as the home of the Free Speech moment in the 1960s, has hit the headlines in recent months over the cancellations of other controversial speakers. An event for alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled in February by the University of California after clashes involving far-left protesters, as was a speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter.
07/24/2017 - 07:29 PM
Father of teen abused by female teacher claims school threatened boy with paddling for 'spreading rumours'
The family of an eighth-grade boy who was abused by his teacher say the school threatened to paddle him as punishment for “spreading rumours”. Jennifer Caswell, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for sex crimes against the student, who is thought to be 15 years old. The teenager, who has not been identified, was allegedly told to “keep his mouth closed” by Marty Webb, the Principal of the high school he attended in Oklahoma.
07/25/2017 - 06:17 AM
Ukraine leader slams Russia over arms given to rebels
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday demanded Russia's Vladimir Putin halt arms supplies to rebels as the leaders of France and Germany tried to revive a peace plan. After a spike in violence, the four leaders discussed the Ukraine crisis for two hours by telephone in the latest round of talks aimed at stilling a conflict that has killed 10,000 people since April 2014. The conversation was the first to involve French President Emmanuel Macron since he came to power in May, becoming the main international moderator on the crisis along with Germany's Angela Merkel.
07/24/2017 - 06:46 PM
The Surprising Breakfast That Keeps Giada De Laurentiis Looking So Fit
She skips protein and goes straight for the starch.
07/24/2017 - 03:56 PM
WRX STI Type RA NBR achieves incredible Nurburgring lap time
There's no getting away from what a stunning piece of technology and automotive engineering the Porsche 918 Spyder was when it was revealed to the world a couple of years ago, and it was no surprise when it put in an amazing lap time at the world famous Nurburgring. It's only right then that we would have expected a genuine challenge to that lap time to come from some equally advanced hybrid hypercar, but Subaru has come extremely close to beating the 918's time without an electric motor in sight with its WRX STI Type RA NBR. To be fair to both Porsche and Subaru, the WRX STI Type RA NBR isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill car by any means.
07/24/2017 - 06:05 AM
Slain girl's father, sister denied visas, miss her funeral
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — A Jamaican man who was denied a temporary visa to attend the funeral of his slain 11-year-old daughter in New Jersey says his heart is "torn apart."
07/24/2017 - 05:13 PM
U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian vessel: official
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) on Tuesday in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January, a U.S. official told Reuters. The last major incident was earlier in January, though there have been instances when a U.S. vessel fired a flare as well as an event in March when a U.S. Navy ship was forced to change course after multiple fast-attack vessels from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard came too close. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the patrol craft, named Thunderbolt, fired the warning shots after the Iranian vessel approached at high speed and ignored radio calls, flares and the ship's whistle.
07/25/2017 - 12:56 PM
I Bought a Portable Air Conditioner. Should You?
The alternative to a window unit, explained.
07/24/2017 - 04:01 PM
AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff
NEW DELHI (AP) — It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border — in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades.
07/24/2017 - 09:11 PM
Poorly designed tote bag shows exactly why fonts are EXTREMELY important
Well, this fashion statement is one giant YIKES. Online based fashion store BelleChic is in hot water after selling a tote bag with a questionable message. One Twitter user posted a photo of the tote bag that is supposed to say "MY FAVORITE COLOR IS GLITTER," but instead, it says something that is certainly
not that. my fav colour is also hitler pic.twitter.com/0tMnOGpsOG — some quack 閭 (@hurlarious) July 23, 2017 Yeahhh, that bag definitely says "MY FAVORITE COLOR IS HITLER." SEE ALSO: 2017's most unnecessary fashion, ranked The bag has gone completely viral, with other Twitter users noticing the huge oversight in the its design. I mean, how can you clearly see the word "HITLER" written in gold glitter and not suggest a font change? I read that asMy favorite color is Hitler and got very confused. https://t.co/fopTlWxrQZ — Ame. (@SirenOfXebel) July 24, 2017 am i the only one that read it "my favorite color is hitler" ?? pic.twitter.com/6cKrDvKESq — ㅤ (@Zgjiw) July 23, 2017 When your favourite colour appears to be ‘Hitler’, because of a poor choice of font. pic.twitter.com/ghZxKiJdU3 — Paul Burley (@burgerhewrote) July 23, 2017 The description of the bag on the store's website states, Do us a favor — don't make this your new favorite every day tote. Unfortunately, BelleChic has yet to acknowledge the design mistake, and is still currently selling the tote for $12.99. The site even makes a point to say over 60 totes have already been sold, meaning 60 people have bought a bag that says "HITLER" on it. This, my friends, is why fonts matter. WATCH: The best way to release stress? Break your computer.
07/24/2017 - 02:39 PM
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