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
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
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
Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking
The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
09/21/2018 - 09:21 PM
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
Gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz, Iran
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards.
09/22/2018 - 05:26 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
Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared
(Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke's 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant.
09/21/2018 - 08:28 PM
Survivor found two days after Tanzania shipwreck after shutting himself in ferry engine room
An engineer who had shut himself into the engine room of a shipwrecked ferry was found alive yesterday, two days after it capsized in Tanzania. Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 207. Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. They pulled one man out of the overturned ship and he was rushed to hospital, a Reuters witness said. His condition was not immediately known. On Friday, President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of those responsible for the sinking. Tanzanian rescue workers remove bodies of victims from the water Credit: AFP Dozens of relatives stood crying by the shoreline as they waited for information on their loved ones. Coffins were lined up nearby awaiting bodies being pulled from the vessel, which lay belly up in the water just metres from the shoreline. "The ferry overturned very fast and covered us," survivor Charles Ngarima told Reuters. "I was lucky that I was able to swim under water not knowing where I was swimming to...while trying to swim to safety, I found a number of metal bars that cut my face and the back of my head." Another survivor, Jennifer Idhoze, blamed the ferry had capsized because it was overloaded. "I was able to jump out of the ferry... That is how I survived," she said. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe said the government was sending special equipment to aid the rescue effort. The death toll after the capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to more than 207 Credit: AFP "This equipment will increase efficiency in the rescue operation and we will continue with the search until we are satisfied that we have rescued everyone," he told Reuters. The ferry sank on Thursday evening just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island.
09/22/2018 - 12:45 PM
The Latest: O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the first debate between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke (all times local):
09/21/2018 - 08:54 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
Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Rocks Yale Law School
The sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is rocking the world of
09/21/2018 - 05:52 PM
Rape Survivors Share Why They Stayed Quiet In Powerful #WhyIDidntReport Tweets
President Donald Trump wonders why survivors of sexual assault don't
09/21/2018 - 02:26 PM
Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link
A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security have been stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbourfront West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new "special port area" that is subject to mainland law. Despite critics' fears over passenger safety in the mainland zones, hundreds gathered at the terminus, with the first train leaving for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen at 7:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday).
09/22/2018 - 10:38 PM
Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade
Gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Iran on Saturday, killing 24 people including elite Revolutionary Guard troops, in one of the deadliest attacks in the country in recent years. Four assailants targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event in the southwestern city of Ahvaz marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq. There were reports they were dressed in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) uniforms. A pan-Arab, anti-government group called the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz appeared to take responsibility for the attack, which wounded more than 50 people. Among the dead were eight IRGC servicemen, as well as women and children. Islamic State also later claimed it, but Iranian authorities deemed it not to be credible. At least 24 troops were killed on September 22 in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of Khuzestan Credit: AFP Ahvaz is in the centre of Khuzestan province, where there have been sporadic protests by the Sunni Arab minority in predominantly Shia Iran. Such attacks are relatively rare in Iran. However, tensions between mainly Shia Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia have surged in recent years, with the two countries supporting opposite sides in wars in Syria and Yemen and rival political parties in Iraq and Lebanon. A photojournalist takes a photo as she hits the ground after an armed attack targeting a military march Credit: Getty The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) play a major role in Iran's regional interests in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister, said the assault was the handiwork of "regional terror sponsors". “Terrorists recruited, trained, armed and paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz,” he tweeted. “Children and journos among casualties. Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks.” Iranian soldier carrying an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz Credit: AFP The brazen attack appeared to be a direct attack on the Revolutionary Guards - the most powerful and heavily armed military force in the Islamic Republic. The IRGC have been the sword and shield of Shia clerical rule since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Guards also play a major role in Iran's regional interests in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a spokesman for the guards, said that the attack was launched to “overshadow the greatness of the armed forces parades [across the country]”. Injured soldiers lying on the ground Credit: AFP It also came as Tehran faces growing US pressure. President Donald Trump decided in May to pull the US out of the 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran and reimpose sanctions in a bid to isolate the Iran. Washington has said it is ready to open talks on a new agreement to replace the accord, but Tehran has said repeatedly it cannot negotiate under the pressure of the sanctions. A Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade Credit: AP Mr Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will both be in New York next week for the United Nations General Assembly. But Iran has repeatedly ruled out any meeting, which the US president has said he will chair.
09/22/2018 - 06:06 AM
Hurricane Florence: Family Demands Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drowned
The two women were being transported in a van at the time of their deaths.
09/21/2018 - 08:36 AM
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
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
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
At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care Center
A motive for the stabbings hasn't been determined
09/21/2018 - 08:20 AM
Activists protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court
More than 50 protesters opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were arrested on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
09/21/2018 - 01:31 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
The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating
The NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category. Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls. The side crash rating was broken down into two main categories: the side barrier and side pole ratings.
09/21/2018 - 11:08 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
Wendy Martinez: Murdered Jogger to Be Buried in Wedding Dress She Never Got to Wear
Wendy Martinez's fiance, Daniel Hincapie, broke down in tears during a candlelight vigil Thursday night.
09/21/2018 - 12:05 PM
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
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
China summons US ambassador over military sanctions
China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said. The announcement came a day after China called on the United States to withdraw the sanctions or "bear the consequences". The spat adds to tensions between the two global powers over trade, China's treatment of religious groups and the Asian country's claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea.
09/22/2018 - 10:52 AM
At Least 42 People Have Drowned After a Ferry Capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzania
Officials say the death toll could rise up to 200
09/20/2018 - 11:01 PM
Joe Biden Says Christine Blasey Ford 'Should Not Have to Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'
"She deserves to be treated with dignity"
09/21/2018 - 02:05 PM
Donald Trump Has A Very, Very Long History Of Not Believing Women
After a week of exercising some restraint, President Donald Trump on Friday
09/21/2018 - 03:12 PM
Syrian FSA rebels to cooperate with Turkey in Idlib, wary of Russia
Turkey-allied Syrian rebels said on Saturday they would cooperate with Turkish diplomatic efforts that have halted a Russian-backed government offensive in Idlib, but they will not surrender their weapons or territory. Turkey and Russia struck a deal on Monday that will create a demilitarized zone between government and rebel fighters in northwestern Syria, sparing the area a major offensive for which pro-government forces had been mobilizing.
09/22/2018 - 06:49 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
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
If You Like Airstreams, You'll
Love the Ecocapsule
No plug needed!
09/21/2018 - 05:52 PM
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
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
Maryland Rite Aid Shooter Came Into Work in a 'Bad Mood,' Co-Worker Says
Snochia Moseley was working at the time she opened fire.
09/21/2018 - 07:52 AM
Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem
Italy's fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with. "The problem of irregular employment exists in the world and luxury businesses are the most active in the fight against the phenomenon," said Carlo Capasa, head of the Italian chamber of fashion commerce. "Taking a few units that go underneath the radar seems a little pretentious," he told AFP at Milan Fashion Week after the NYT front-page investigation headlined "Inside Italy's Shadow Economy".
09/21/2018 - 02:02 PM
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
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
Brazil court orders Twitter to hand over user data related to Bolsonaro attack
A judge on Brazil's top electoral court on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of 16 users who celebrated via tweets the near-fatal assassination attempt two weeks ago of far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Judge Carlos Horbach rejected an appeal from Twitter regarding the request and gave two days for the company to hand over the data, which was requested by the Bolsonaro campaign. The users could potentially face charges under Brazil’s hate crime laws.
09/21/2018 - 08:22 PM
'We Are at an Impasse.' Britain's Theresa May Plays Chicken with E.U. Leaders Over Brexit
U.K. prime minister Theresa May will stand by the Brexit plan rejected by 27 European leaders, putting the U.K. into a deadlock over Brexit
09/21/2018 - 10:22 AM
Kris Jenner Reveals She 'Pulled' Out Kylie's Baby During Delivery
Anyone with a passing knowledge of the Kardashian family knows Kris Jenner is
09/21/2018 - 02:41 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
India calls off foreign ministers' meeting with Pakistan
NEW DELHI (AP) — India called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals.
09/22/2018 - 06:06 AM
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
Timeline of recent attacks in Iran by militant groups
The Islamic State group claimed a deadly gun assault against a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran on Saturday, its second major attack in the Islamic Republic in 15 months. Compared to regional peers, Iran has suffered only sporadic attacks in recent years. Tehran regularly accuses Saudi Arabia and the US of supporting anti-Iranian "terrorists".
09/22/2018 - 01:08 PM
'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
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
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