Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report
The bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their
08/17/2018 - 10:10 AM
Trump Trying To ‘Stifle Free Speech,' Former Intelligence Officials Say
In a joint statement Thursday, a dozen of the nation's leading former
08/17/2018 - 12:08 AM
Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas
Members and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-
08/16/2018 - 09:24 PM
Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities
By Felipe Iturrieta and Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement. Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. The planes were undergoing checks of passengers, baggage, and their cabins and holds by police and airport security, it said. (Reporting by Aislinn Laing and Felipe Iturrieta, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
08/16/2018 - 07:36 PM
Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exile
A young Yazidi woman who fled to Germany but returned home to northern Iraq says she cannot escape her Islamic State group captor who held her as a sex slave for three months. Ashwaq Haji, 19, says she ran into the man in a German supermarket in February. Traumatised by the encounter, she returned to Iraq the following month.
08/17/2018 - 06:33 AM
Girl who pushed friend off bridge charged
18-year-old Taylor Smith was charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her friend off a 60-foot-bridge.
08/17/2018 - 06:56 PM
Ryan Zinke Would 'Sell His Grandkids For Big Oil,' Says Washington Governor
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee slammed Ryan Zinke's record on the environment
08/17/2018 - 09:20 PM
California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.
08/16/2018 - 08:14 PM
Tesla's Board Is Reportedly Searching for a Second-in-Command to Help Elon Musk
After Musk's controversial tweet could cost the company dearly
08/17/2018 - 10:06 AM
Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids
A body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as
08/17/2018 - 12:32 PM
Judge says Trump campaign screwed up on wording of confidentiality agreements
A Manhattan judge issued a ruling on Thursday that thwarts the Trump campaign’s attempts to keep a lawsuit out of open court.
08/16/2018 - 10:56 PM
Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report
Pennsylvania's newly released grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse
08/16/2018 - 07:49 PM
China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal. The company was accused in July of falsifying data for a rabies vaccine and manufacturing an ineffective vaccine for babies, sparking widespread consumer anger. While there were no known reports of people being harmed by the vaccines, regulators ordered Changsheng to halt their production and recall the rabies vaccine.
08/16/2018 - 10:51 PM
22 Pumpkin Bars That Will Make You Forget All About Pie
08/17/2018 - 12:25 PM
Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says
Alex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence
08/17/2018 - 05:43 PM
Putin attends Austrian foreign minster's wedding
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality. Putin was one of around 100 guests at Kneissl's wedding to businessman Wolfgang Meilinger in the picturesque village of Gamlitz in southeastern Austria.
08/18/2018 - 01:38 PM
Police say remains are 'consistent' with missing Iowa boy
LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Human remains recovered from a creek this week are believed to be those of a 16-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his small Iowa hometown in April, authorities said Thursday.
08/16/2018 - 05:57 PM
Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock Drops
Anyone can see that Elon Musk has been having a rough year.
08/17/2018 - 12:02 PM
Frightened Students Recount Shooting That Left 2 Injured at South Florida High School Football Game
Two people were shot at a practice game in Palm Beach County on Friday.
08/18/2018 - 11:30 AM
Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'
President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.
08/17/2018 - 12:20 PM
Immigrant Dads Say ICE Separated Them From Their Kids Again With No Explanation
Sixteen migrant fathers who had previously been separated from and then
08/17/2018 - 06:00 PM
Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support
Before a joint session of Congress and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Tsai said, "At a time of great political pressure against Taiwan's international space, you have spoken for the rights and obligations of Taiwan as a member of the international community." Belize is one of 18 countries that still recognize Taiwan. Belize receives financial aid from Taiwan for scholarships, agriculture and healthcare.
08/17/2018 - 08:02 PM
Murdered Colorado Mother Called Husband 'the Best Dad Us Girls Could Ask For' in Facebook Posts
Her husband Christopher is accused of killing her and their two daughters
08/17/2018 - 07:29 AM
Remains of wife, two young daughters found in Colorado murder case
The husband and father, Chris Watts, was arrested on suspicion he killed his family.
08/17/2018 - 02:49 PM
Socialists Need To Fight For Economic Change -- Not Just Another Version Of Capitalism
"Socialism" has become the new political buzzword. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
08/17/2018 - 05:45 AM
US police officer uses Taser on woman, 87
A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia. The incident occurred last Friday when a youth club worker called 911 after spotting Martha Al-Bishara, who does not speak English, using a knife to cut dandelions in the club's grounds near her home. Responding to the scene, police in Chatsworth, around 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Atlanta, stunned her with a Taser and handcuffed her after she failed to follow instructions to drop the knife.
08/16/2018 - 09:45 PM
The Latest: Tesla shares drop 9 percent after Musk interview
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk (all times local):
08/17/2018 - 04:14 PM
7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in Oregon
The Oregon family was on its way to a Vegas vacation when their SUV was hit head-on.
08/17/2018 - 04:30 PM
The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today
Russian attempts to dupe, confuse or weaken the West date back at least to the early decades of the 20th century. An outfit called the Cheka charted a course that’s still being followed today.
08/17/2018 - 05:00 AM
Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia Boy
New Mexico authorities Thursday said the remains found Aug. 6 at a makeshift
08/16/2018 - 05:41 PM
Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: source
Italian toll-road group Atlantia has called special board meetings next week to discuss the deadly collapse of a bridge it operates in Genoa, a source said on Friday. Autostrade per l'Italia, the Atlantia unit that manages the stretch of motorway in northern Italy where the bridge is located, is expected to hold a board meeting on Tuesday while the Benetton-backed parent company will hold its own meeting on Wednesday, the source said. A series of technical and legal issues will be presented to Atlantia and Autostrade board members next week, according to the source .
08/17/2018 - 06:59 AM
New Horrifying Details Released About Fire Tornado That Killed California Firefighter
The fire tornado shot glass into one of the firefighter's eyes
08/16/2018 - 09:20 PM
Donald Trump's Postponed Military Parade Is Turned Into A Mocking Meme
The brakes have been put on President Donald Trump's idea for a military
08/17/2018 - 09:41 AM
Tucker Carlson's Taco Tantrum: 'It’s An American Food! ... Those Are My Tacos. Mine!'
Tucker Carlson likes his tacos to be American.
08/17/2018 - 12:59 AM
Chinese plane slides off Manila runway causing flight delays
A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain forcing dozens of flight cancellations on Friday, as engineers struggled to remove the stricken aircraft. The Xiamen Airlines plane, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass and ripping off its left engine late Thursday evening, airport general manager Ed Monreal said. All on board were safely evacuated from the aircraft with no serious injuries.
08/16/2018 - 08:41 PM
AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116
With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state.
08/17/2018 - 09:08 AM
Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears
Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive. In closing trade, Tesla shares skidded 8.9 percent to $305.50 following the publication of the interview with The New York Times. Musk opened up to the newspaper about the personal toll he says he has endured, working marathon hours trying to ensure that deadlines are met, with Tesla ramping up production of its crucial Model 3 sedan.
08/17/2018 - 04:44 PM
Colorado Mom Shanann Watts Worried Her Husband Chris Watts Was Being Unfaithful, Friends Say
Chris Watts, 33, allegedly admitted Wednesday to killing his wife and children.
08/17/2018 - 01:23 PM
565 Migrant Children Remain Separated From Families 3 Weeks Past Judge's Deadline
Only a small fraction of the nearly 600 migrant children reported to still be
08/16/2018 - 11:26 PM
Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict
In remarks to reporters at the White House, Trump again called Mueller's investigation, which had cast a cloud over his presidency, a "rigged witch hunt," but sidestepped a question about whether he would issue a presidential pardon for Manafort. The jurors met for about seven hours on Thursday without reaching a verdict on 18 criminal counts with which Manafort is charged. As president, Trump has the power to pardon Manafort on the federal charges.
08/17/2018 - 03:16 PM
Top 10 American car shows revealed
The readers of the USA Today newspaper have voted on the best car shows in America, ranging from classics to vans. Here are the results…
08/17/2018 - 11:10 AM
John Brennan: Trump Is 'Drunk On Power' — And Dangerous
Former CIA director John Brennan spoke for the first time on TV after Donald
08/18/2018 - 03:59 AM
Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticides
It may seem like an alarmist local news story to declare your breakfast could kill you, but a new independent study claims that some of your favorite cereals could contain unsafe levels of a chemical used in a popular weed killer. The report, from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), was published online Wednesday and outlines the levels of the chemical glyphosate they found in various breakfast cereals and snacks. Glyphosate is the major ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp and one at the center of an ongoing tug-of-war. The World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled the chemical is "probably carcinogenic to humans," and the state of California has categorized it as a chemical linked to cancer. Meanwhile, in late 2017, the EPA concluded an assessment that declared "glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. And its with that intersection in mind that one has to look upon the new EWG report — which wasn't peer reviewed by independent scientists — with quite a bit of scrutiny. EWG versus the EPA For the study, the EWG tested dozens of samples, looking for levels of glyphosate that were above 160 pars per billion (ppb)/0.16 mg, which the organization considers the upper range of safe levels of the chemical for children to be exposed to. You can see their full results here but a few items stand out: Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal had readings of 620 ppb/0.62 mg and 780 ppb/0.78 mg. Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal had readings of 470 ppb/0.47 mg, 490 ppb/0.49 mg, and 530 ppb/0.53 mg. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats had readings of 390 ppb/0.39 mg, 1100 ppb/1.1 mg, and 1300 ppb/1.3 mg. Those numbers seem not so great — if you use the EWG's threshold. But the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a much higher bar for how much glyphosate is safe for a person. According to a 1993 EPA report, the safe exposure level could be as high as 2 mg a day, well above any of the rates that the EWG uncovered in their studies. For what it's worth,
The Guardian recently published a report showing that the FDA has been investigating the use of glyphosate for years but has yet to issue any public findings. The ongoing research into glyphosate is important because It's a hugely popular pesticide, with hundreds of millions of gallons being used on U.S. crops each year. And, per
The Guardian's report, "the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide." Not that eating pesticides is a great thing, but the large discrepancies between the EPA numbers and the EWG numbers can be confusing for consumers trying to determine how much, exactly, is still safe. "Finding glyphosate in food is residue," Kaitlin Stack Whitney, an environmental studies scholar, said in an interview. "Residue limits are a subset of exposure limits as eating pesticides residue is one route of potential exposure." "So finding non-zero amounts isn't unexpected; it's's planned for and limited under current law," Stack Whitney, who also worked as a staff biologist for the EPA, added. There's also the issue of "spray drift," as Stack Whitney notes, pointing to EWG finding traces of the chemical on products labeled organic likely due to some of the pesticide drifting to those organic crops on the wind. "The current pesticide review process struggles to account for this because agencies can't know what anyone and everyone's neighbors may grow and which chemicals they may apply," she said. "So whether residues are from direct application or drift is critical to understanding how to address if you think the amount is unsafe." A question of methodology For Lori Hoepner, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, it's about methodology. She notes that "it's hard enough to have consensus among scientists when you're talking about using the same methods." "So to go from something that would determine the limit of exposure, and try to extend that information to telling consumers about what it means to find glyphosate in their food, I think it can be perceived as something of a stretch," Hoepner said. Noting that she's familiar with the EWG's work and has vouched for them as a good resource for consumers, Hoepner still expressed some reservations about they way they presented their work for this study. "It always concerns me when science is presented in a way that is not peer-reviewed, doesn't have the oversight of additional researchers who can validate or question the method." Stack Whitney echoed Hoepner's sentiment: "[The EWG] study is like a white paper or other reports from think tanks, well researched and written but not peer reviewed. It would be useful to review their actual data and methods but those aren't available." Hoepner also wanted to see more about how they took their samples. "What was their method? Was it randomized? Was it all from one box? How many different boxes were used? Where did they buy them?" Hoepner said. Noting the wide ranges in some of the results, Hoepner says, "that definitely creates a question mark in my mind for validity." The corporations defend their products As for the companies identified in the study, they're standing by the quality of their products. A statement sent via email from the Quaker brand maintained the brand's stance they're products are perfectly safe and included a passage that denied the use of glyphosate in the making of their products. A spokesperson for General Mills, producers of Cheerios, echoed this sentiment in a statement. Corporate behemoth Monsanto, which produces RoundUp, has been under fire lately for the chemical, including a recent California verdict that ordered the company to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed his constant and prolonged exposure to the chemical was to blame for him developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In the wake of the EWG's report, Monsanto posted a rebuttal on their website accusing the EWG of "publicizing misleading information." Additionally, in an email exchange, a spokesperson for Monsanto highlighted this portion: Additionally, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge told the
New York Times in response to EWG study, “[The EWG] have an agenda. They are fear mongering. They distort science.” For consumers, there's no right or wrong answer at the moment. While buying different brands may seem like an option, the prevalence of the pesticides used makes it nearly impossible to completely avoid. The opposing sets of data can only sow more confusion and consumers are left to decide who they trust more: groups like the EWG, government agencies like the EPA, or corporations. WATCH: Here's how long fruits and vegetables are stored before you buy them at the store
08/17/2018 - 11:04 AM
How America's Old-School Battleships Got Revenge for Pearl Harbor
On the American battleships, the young sailors marveled that despite a night of sound and fury their battleships had suffered nothing. They were all alive to greet the new day. The loudspeakers blared, “Now hear this. Secure from general quarters. Set torpedo defense watch.”
08/17/2018 - 01:00 AM
Passenger films Xiamen Airlines flight overshooting runway
A Xiamen Air flight veers off a rain-soaked runway when it lands in Manila's main airport, which causes widespread disruptions to flights. No reporter narration.
08/17/2018 - 05:16 AM
Bishop: I have 'profound remorse' after sex abuse report
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Friday he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims.
08/17/2018 - 04:44 PM
Iraq war vet gets life over 2017 US airport rampage
Esteban Santiago Ruiz, who is now 28, opened fire in a busy terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 6, 2017, after arriving on a one-way ticket from Alaska. "While nothing can ever heal the wounds inflicted by the defendant's unspeakable and horrific acts of violence, we hope that the life sentence imposed today provides at least some sense of justice for the victims and their loved ones," US Attorney Benjamin Greenberg said in a statement.
08/17/2018 - 12:21 PM
Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County
Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to
08/17/2018 - 03:51 PM
3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugs
The 3M Co. has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the hearing protection devices, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. A settlement frees 3M from the inconvenience of a long investigation and litigation, it said. The 3M payment settles allegations that 3M and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies Inc., knew the ear plugs it sold the military were too short for proper insertion into the users' ears and could loosen and not perform effectively in some people, the Justice Department said.
08/17/2018 - 11:22 AM
How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and Taiwan
A bakery in California has found itself at the centre of an international storm after it welcomed the president of Taiwan with a cup of coffee and a goody bag. The result was a major diplomatic incident as Chinese customers launched a boycott of the 85C Bakery Cafe, which rapidly disappeared from online ordering platforms on the Chinese mainland. The episode highlight's Beijing's sensitivity over an island that considers itself a sovereign state, but has never declared formal independence. The Taiwanese-owned chain apologised and distanced itself from the views of Tsai Ing-wen, the pro-independence leader of the island, after she dropped in on Wednesday en route to visiting allies in South America. Excited staff gave her a gift bag and took selfies, as images were uploaded to Facebook by part of her delegation. A woman looks at her mobile phone at a 85C Bakery Cafe in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province Credit: AFP They have since been removed but it was too late to prevent the diplomatic fallout. Beijing - which has been working to isolate countries that recognise Taiwan - warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. A company official in Taipei, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that it had been removed from several online platforms, telling the AFP news agency: "We have noticed the situation and we hope it won't be permanent." 85C began in Taiwan but has since expanded to earn more than 60 percent of its revenue in China. Losing its presence on food delivery apps would be devastating. At a glance | The One China policy China views the island as part of its own territory, and has escalated a campaign to isolate Taiwan internationally since Ms Tsai came to power in 2016. A growing number of international companies including airlines and hotels have been bending to pressure from Beijing to refer to Taiwan as part of China. The election of Donald Trump has added to Chinese unease as he showed little regard for the fine lines and grey areas of the "one China policy". Taiwan's state-aligned Central News Agency on Thursday quoted a top official with China's Taiwan Affairs Office, Long Mingbiao, as saying in Beijing that any company that expects to invest and "make money" in China must adhere to its policies. 85C's problems began after Tsai stopped off at a Los Angeles branch of the cafe this week during an American visit in which she became the first Taiwanese leader in 15 years to give a public speech on American soil, something Beijing staunchly opposes. Internet users in China lashed out with boycott threats and calls for the coffee chain to quit the Chinese market.
08/17/2018 - 03:32 PM
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