Cruz and O'Rourke face off in testy Texas Senate debate
The fireworks began almost immediately onstage when the candidates met for the first debate in Texas’s Senate race.
09/21/2018 - 10:38 PM
Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford
For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence
09/21/2018 - 08:10 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
Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared
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. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to subside until next week.
09/21/2018 - 07:46 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
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
Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218
By Jackson Njehia UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least two people. Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested had been carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said late on Saturday the death toll had reached 218. Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. ...
09/22/2018 - 03:32 PM
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
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
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
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
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
Michael Cohen Says He Is Providing 'Critical Information' to Robert Mueller's Russia Probe
Trump’s longtime fixer-turned-foe could be a vital witness for prosecutors
09/21/2018 - 05:34 AM
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
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
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
'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
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
I Revealed A Priest Abused Me 30 Years Ago. If I'm A Hero, Why Isn't Christine Blasey Ford?
Three weeks ago, I publicly revealed that I was abused by my parish priest
09/21/2018 - 05:57 PM
The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local):
09/22/2018 - 07:24 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
America Is Striking Back over Russia's Sale of Su-35 Fighters and S-400s to China
China and Russia are reacting with fury after the United States sanctioned Beijing for its purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E fighters and S-400 air and missile defense systems.
09/21/2018 - 02:44 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cleveland Browns Finally Win A Game And Fans Can't Even
The Cleveland Browns won a game Thursday night. Let's digest that for a
09/21/2018 - 06:10 AM
'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
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
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
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
Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled territory said. A spokesman for the ministry told AFP that Karim Mohammed Kallab, 25, died after being shot in the stomach during protests east of Gaza City.
09/21/2018 - 02:44 PM
GOP Aide In Kavanaugh Confirmation Resigns As Sexual Harassment Claim Surfaces
Garrett Ventry, a communications adviser to the Senate Judiciary Committee,
09/22/2018 - 12:55 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
After warm words, US tells Kim Jong-un that concessions will only come after denuclearisation
Hopes of rapid progress towards the denuclearisation of North Korea cooled on Thursday after the US pushed back against Kim Jong-un's promise to dismantle a nuclear test site if Washington first made concessions. Donald Trump and his secretary of state had both offered words of encouragement after Kim signed a joint statement with Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, during three days of talks in Pyongyang this week. But that was followed by a more sober State Department briefing insisting nothing had changed in the US position and there could be no rewards for Mr Kim’s regime until it completed the denuclearisation process. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said, “Nothing can happen in the absence of denuclearisation. Denuclearisation has to come first.” Analysts have long pointed out that promises made by Kim offer little new, particularly on the issue of its nuclear weapons capability. Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state That was not enough to prevent an initial positive reaction from US officials. Mr Trump described the joint declaration as “tremendous progress”. “Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts”, Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “In the meantime there will be no rocket or ruclear testing”. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, was equally bullish about the developments, saying he had invited Ri Yong-ho, the North Korean foreign minister, to a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week. Beyond the pomp and pageantry, Moon is keeping delicate denuclearisation talks with North Korea on track “This will mark the beginning of negotiations to transform US-[North Korean] relations through the process of rapid denuclearisation of North Korea, to be completed by January 2021, as committed by Chairman Kim, and to construct a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula”, Mr Pompeo said in a statement. The demolition of a missile engine test site and a launch pad are not considered to be concessions because the North has already demonstrated that it can launch long-range ballistic missiles and has mobile missile launchers. The offer to shut down the nuclear plant at Yongbyon is also of limited significance because it is widely understood that Pyongyang is operating at least one secret uranium enrichment facility elsewhere. And while the North offered to dismantle the Yongbyon, it also added the caveat that it would only do so “if the US takes corresponding measures”. Washington’s insistence that the ball is in Mr Kim’s court is becoming increasingly unpopular in South Korea, however, with a new poll showing that six out of 10 people believe that additional cross-border exchanges should be permitted, along with economic cooperation, before North Korea carries out its promises to abolish its nuclear weapons.
09/21/2018 - 12:42 AM
Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.
09/21/2018 - 05:59 PM
Walmart Inc (WMT) Eyes Price Increases Because of Tariffs
With the S&P 500 index up another 9.6 percent year-to-date, American investors have been able to mostly ignore the trade dispute between the U.S. and China up to this point. Just days after President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, Walmart sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging a de-escalation of the trade war and warning that import tariffs have broad consequences for U.S. businesses. "As the largest retailer in the United States and a major buyer of U.S. manufactured goods, we are very concerned about the impacts these tariffs would have on our business, our customers, our suppliers and the U.S. economy as a whole," Walmart says in the letter.
09/21/2018 - 12:02 PM
More Than 100 Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania
The death toll is expected to rise
09/21/2018 - 08:12 AM
PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars
The move makes PayPal the latest tech company to take action against Jones, a deeply controversial right-wing radio talk-show host who has suggested that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, among other sensational claims. "We've made a decision to end our relationship with Infowars websites, including PrisonPlanet," a PayPal spokesman said.
09/21/2018 - 04:36 PM
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
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
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
The 64 Most Delish Mexican Recipes
09/21/2018 - 05:47 PM
Rod Rosenstein 'suggested secretly recording' Trump in order to invoke 25th Amendment
Rod Rosenstein reportedly suggested he would secretly record Donald Trump in an effort to expose the president as being “unfit for office” – while attempting to invoke the 25th Amendment. The deputy attorney general suggested in several conversations with multiple FBI and Justice Department officials that he’d be willing to wear a wire to secretly record his meetings with Mr Trump, The New York Times reported on Friday. The paper’s anonymous sources alleged his intent in recording the president would be to expose him as being unfit for office.
09/21/2018 - 03:49 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
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