Whatever happens to Kavanaugh, Trump has already made 2018 the Year of the Woman
Women have contributed to a rise in activism that has also been mirrored by a surge in candidate recruitment.
09/21/2018 - 01:40 PM
3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge
Cody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault
09/21/2018 - 12:05 PM
In the marquee Texas Senate race, Cruz and O'Rourke take to the debate stage
After months of back and forth, Republican Ted Cruz will meet Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a debate on domestic issues.
09/21/2018 - 12:05 PM
Floodwaters continue to rise on portions of Carolina rivers even a full week after Florence's arrival
While 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.
09/21/2018 - 02:44 PM
Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume
Welp: If you ever wanted to know what a "sexy" "Handmaid's Tale" costume looks
09/21/2018 - 11:04 AM
At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria
At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday. There were "more than a hundred passengers" on board the vessel when it sank Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island in the southeast of the vast lake, which also extends into Uganda and Kenya, a local official said. "It is feared that a significant number have lost their lives," said George Nyamaha, the head of Ukerewe district council of which the island is a part.
09/20/2018 - 10:57 PM
Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centre
At least five people, three of them infants, have been stabbed at an in-home daycare centre in New York City, according to police. The stabbings occurred just before 4am in the Flushing neighbourhood, of the Queens borough at what authorities described as a “short-term residential facility” where all of the victims and suspect lived. Police said a 52-year-old woman allegedly stabbed a woman who works as a staffer in the facility eight times in the torso, then one of the babies’ fathers, as well as the three infants.
09/21/2018 - 10:01 AM
China tells US to withdraw Russia sanctions or 'bear the consequences'
Beijing has warned the US must “bear responsibility for the consequences” if Washington doesn’t withdraw new sanctions on China for procuring military equipment from Russia. The US government imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying ten SU-25 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. In response, “China expresses strong indignation at these unreasonable actions by the US side and has already lodged stern representations,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. The Chinese military bought Russian missile systems and jets, including the Su-35 combat aircraft pictured here Credit: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters “We strongly urge the US side to immediately correct the mistake and rescind the so-called sanctions; otherwise the U.S. side will necessarily bear responsibility for the consequences," he said, without giving details. China has cozied up to Russia lately at a time when both nations have been targeted by the US. Bilateral relations have been so successful that China was invited to take part in military exercises in Russia earlier this month, the country’s largest since the Cold War and the first including a country from outside the former Soviet bloc. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin also cultivated a rather public friendship. Xi and Putin have met several times, most recently at an annual economic forum in Vladivostok that occurred alongside the joint war games. The pair have enjoyed traditional foods together and Putin even recalled celebrating his birthday once with Xi. In 2017, Xi was award Russia’s highest state order, an occasion commemorated by Putin hanging an elaborate medallion around Xi’s neck. The following year Xi reciprocated by presenting Putin with a similar high order of friendship in the form of a giant gold necklace. As these new sanctions show, close relations with Russia means China could suffer collateral damage as the US continues to target Moscow, on top of escalating trade tensions with Washington. One US administration official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said the sanctions imposed on the Chinese agency were aimed at Moscow, not Beijing or its military, despite an escalating trade war between the United States and China. Despite China essentially taking a hit for Russia, security analysts in Asia think the sanctions could further boost ties between Moscow and Beijing. "The imposition of US sanctions will have zero impact on Russian arms sales to China," said Ian Storey, of Singapore's ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. "Both countries are opposed to what they see as US bullying and these kind of actions will just push Beijing and Moscow even closer together," he said, adding that Moscow needed Chinese money and Beijing wanted advanced military technology. Collin Koh, a security analyst at Singapore's S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said the sanctions would do little to counter the evolving research and development relationship between China and Russia. At a glance | Sanctions against Russia Indeed, for now, Geng said China would continue to work with Russia to promote strategic cooperation at an even higher level. China relies less on large big-ticket purchases from Russia, but Chinese defense industries are seeking expertise from Russia and former-Soviet states to plug knowledge gaps, he said. The sanctions target China’s Equipment Development Department, the military branch responsible for weapons and equipments, and its director Li Shangfu for engaging in transactions with Russia’s main arms exporter, Rosoboronexport. Trump has insisted there was no collusion with Russia. Moscow denies any effort to meddle in US politics. They also block the Chinese agency and Xi from applying for export licenses and participating in the US financial system, and adds them to the Treasury Department's list of specially designated individuals with whom Americans are barred from doing business. The US blacklisted another 33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence, adding them to a list under the 2017 law, known as the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA.
09/21/2018 - 03:10 AM
NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.
09/22/2018 - 07:37 PM
Defense of Kavanaugh turns to theory of evil look-alike before collapsing under ridicule
Brett Kavanaugh’s allies suggested a look-alike had committed the sexual assault of which the nominee has been accused.
09/21/2018 - 11:48 AM
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
09/21/2018 - 09:40 AM
'Hotep' — community action in East New York
East 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.
09/21/2018 - 07:42 AM
Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: Reports
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he covertly
09/21/2018 - 02:13 PM
Iran Revolutionary Guard member says attack on military parade signals weakness: FARS
A senior figure in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday a shooting attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran that killed 24 people was a continuation of the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. "This terror act is not a sign of power, but one of weakness and a continuation of the actions of Daesh (Islamic State) in Iraq and Syria where they shoot innocent people," Rear Admiral Ali fadavi, a deputy Guards commander, was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, in which 12 Revolutionary Guards members were among the 24 dead.
09/22/2018 - 06:26 AM
Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry, Two Days After It Killed Over 200
An engineer was reportedly found near the engine of the upturned vessel
09/22/2018 - 09:39 AM
Brexit 'humiliation' leaves May vulnerable: UK papers
London (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.
09/21/2018 - 05:15 AM
New details: Man accused of trying to steal plane
Authorities 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.
09/21/2018 - 06:11 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.
09/21/2018 - 12:04 AM
Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21
Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm this week, but still caused
09/21/2018 - 06:00 PM
Japan space robots start asteroid survey
A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The round, cookie tin-shaped robots successfully reached the Ryugu asteroid a day after they were released from the Hayabusa2 probe, the agency said.
09/22/2018 - 09:58 AM
N.C. hog farmers caught in conundrum: US loves pork, but not Big Pork
In 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.
09/21/2018 - 10:41 AM
The 64 Most Delish Mexican Recipes
09/21/2018 - 05:47 PM
DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents, For Now
WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department has succeeded, for the moment, in
09/21/2018 - 11:45 AM
U.S. preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News
The United States is preparing a "series of actions" in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday. "You'll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest of the Venezuelan people," Pompeo said. "We're determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their say." He did not give further details on the nature of the planned actions.
09/21/2018 - 05:47 PM
Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery
NEW 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.
09/21/2018 - 04:15 PM
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged / SVR
Today, 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.
09/21/2018 - 04:10 PM
'We Do Not Support This Conduct.' PayPal Joins the Growing Number of Sites to Ban InfoWars
'We do not support this conduct'
09/21/2018 - 04:17 PM
Teacher suspended after being reported for kissing a student in classroom: Part 2
Elizabeth Thomas says she was teased by students and teachers after Tad Cummins was suspended from her school.
09/21/2018 - 08:16 PM
Christine Blasey Ford's Attorneys Lay Out Conditions For Senate Hearing
Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing Supreme Court
09/21/2018 - 12:42 AM
British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan
Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and warning she was still prepared to walk away from the talks. In a defiant statement from Downing Street, May blamed Brussels for the "impasse" just weeks ahead of a deadline to seal a deal -- and six months before Britain leaves the EU in March. "Throughout this process, I have treated the EU with nothing but respect.
09/21/2018 - 08:02 PM
Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios
The Wall Street Journal citing internal emails reported on Thursday that the company's staff discussed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration's 2017 travel ban. The Journal's report said Google did not go through with the ideas that were brainstormed. According to Axios, Pichai wrote an email to "Googlers" saying an internal email to suggest the company would compromise the integrity of its search results for a political end were "absolutely false".
09/22/2018 - 01:27 AM
Michael Cohen visits NY courthouse a month after guilty plea
NEW 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.
09/21/2018 - 10:21 PM
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported. Coverage on state media was sombre Friday, with a Vietnam Television anchor in dark clothing announcing the news of the leader's death, first reported by the official Vietnam News Agency. The president had sought treatment in Japan for over a year before he was checked into hospital on Thursday afternoon after contracting a "rare virus", Nguyen Quoc Trieu, in charge of the healthcare committee for top leaders, said in state media.
09/21/2018 - 02:06 PM
Chilean archbishop seeks dismissal of sex abuse cover-up charges
(Reuters) - Attorneys for Chile's most senior cleric said on Friday they will ask a judge to drop charges he covered up sexual abuse amid a scandal that has rocked the Chilean Roman Catholic Church and prompted a major civil investigation. The ongoing church sex abuse scandal in the Andean nation has prompted Pope Francis to open an investigation that has led to the resignations of several bishops and priests. Lawyers for Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago, have requested more time to prepare their case after Ezzati was originally due to be questioned by a civil prosecutor last month.
09/21/2018 - 02:10 PM
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Sedan Is a Worthy Luxury Entry Point
One of the first things we were told during the briefing for the new Mercedes-Benz A-class sedan is that there are four ways to interact with it. Well of course there are, we thought, mentally ticking off the controls: steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, clutch-wait a sec, could this sporty little sedan actually have a manual transmission? What the Mercedes rep was actually talking about is the company's new infotainment system: Mercedes-Benz User Experience, or MBUX for short.
09/21/2018 - 03:20 PM
More than 500 Sexual Assaults Happen in a Single Year at Some Military Installations: Report
A newly released Pentagon study revealed that many military sexual assaults occur at a relatively small number of bases and naval ships.
09/21/2018 - 03:42 PM
Time Out releases picks for top 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world
For 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.
09/21/2018 - 07:23 AM
Yale Students To Prof Who Denies Coaching Kavanaugh Clerks: You're Lying
Yale Law School professor Amy Chua strongly denied that she told students that
09/22/2018 - 07:24 PM
Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.
09/22/2018 - 03:43 AM
May challenges EU as Brexit talks hit 'impasse', sterling tumbles
At a summit in Austria on Thursday, EU leaders rejected May's "Chequers" plan, saying she needed to give ground on trade and customs arrangements for the UK border with Ireland. The British media said the response had left her proposals in tatters, and May angrily struck back in a televised address from her Downing Street office, saying neither side should expect the impossible from the other. "Throughout this process, I have treated the EU with nothing but respect," May said.
09/21/2018 - 01:38 PM
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein 'discussed secretly taping' Donald Trump amid plan to remove him from office
Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to the New York Times. Rod Rosenstein was said to have broached the idea that the president was unfit for office with senior officials at his own Justice Department and the FBI last year. Mr Rosenstein reportedly said he believed he might be able to persuade John Kelly, Mr Trump's chief of staff, and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, to pursue the 25th Amendment, which can be invoked if the president is unable to fulfill his duties. It requires the support of the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet. Mr Rosenstein furiously denied the New York Times report. President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr hit back at the claims, saying "These guys would do anything in their power to undermine him" Credit: AP In a statement he said. "The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect. "I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. "But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment." The report was expected to spark accusations of a "deep state" conspiracy against the president from his supporters, who believe he is being targeted by officials within his own Justice Department and the FBI. At a rally on Friday, Trump said there was a "lingering stench" about what was being exposed at the US Justice Department and promised he was going to get rid of that just as his administration had gotten rid of bad people at the FBI. Speaking in Missouri Trump said "Just look at what is being exposed in our Justice Department." "We have great people in the Department of Justice. ... But you've got some real bad ones. You've seen what's happened at the FBI. They're all gone," he told a rally for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley. "But there's a lingering stench and we're going to get rid of that, too." Shocked!!! Absolutely Shocked!!! Ohhh, who are we kidding at this point? No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine @realdonaldtrump. Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment https://t.co/ZTEwS8E1iJ— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 21, 2018 Donald Trump Jr, the president's son, said: "I'm shocked, absolutely shocked. These guys would do anything in their power to undermine him." Mr Rosenstein is overseeing the investigation by special counnsel Robert Mueller into allegations of collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and Russia. He was said to have made his comments in the Spring of 2017 around the time Mr Trump fired James Comey as head of the FBI. Mr Trump fired James Comey from the FBI last year Credit: AFP Around the same time Mr Trump disclosed classified information to senior Russian officials visiting the Oval Office. which was said to have alarmed Mr Rosenstein. At the time Mr Rosenstein was only a few weeks into his role. He had himself played a key role in the firing of Mr Comey, writing a memo that Mr Trump used to justify the firing. Mr Rosenstein's alleged comments were described to the New York Times by several people familiar with them. He was also said to have suggested that other FBI officials secretly record Mr Trump. His remarks were said to have been written down in memos by FBI officials. Mr Rosenstein never did secretly record the president, the New York Times reported. Mr Rosenstein is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign colluded with Russia Credit: Bloomberg A Justice Department spokeswoman said Mr Rosenstein had made a comment about wearing a wire when speaking to the president but it had been made sarcastically. Meanwhile, Mr Trump questioned the credibility of the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. The president said she would have reported the attack to police at the time if it "was as bad as she says". Dr Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, has claimed Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago when they were teenagers, something he vehemently denies. Mr Trump said on Twitter: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"
09/21/2018 - 08:44 PM
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09/21/2018 - 05:52 PM
27 Mexican-Inspired Recipes Using Ground Beef
09/21/2018 - 05:56 PM
Officials: 4 killed, including suspect, at Maryland Rite Aid facility
The 26-year-old female suspect was identified by police as Snochia Moseley.
09/21/2018 - 12:40 PM
Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua
Chinese 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.
09/22/2018 - 04:37 AM
Interior and Passenger Space
The 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.
09/21/2018 - 04:10 PM
Christine Blasey Ford Says There's 'Zero Chance' She'd Mix Up Brett Kavanaugh With Another Student
Christine Blasey Ford is hitting back at conservative pundit Ed Whelan for suggesting she mistook the judge for someone else.
09/21/2018 - 12:16 PM
Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane
Israel'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.
09/21/2018 - 11:41 AM
A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge
The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens.
09/20/2018 - 11:14 PM
China Scraps Trade Talks as New U.S. Tariffs Loom
The White House had no immediate response to China’s latest move
09/22/2018 - 10:46 AM
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