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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 in the early morning, with the first train leaving for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen at 7:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday).
09/22/2018 - 08:23 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
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
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
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
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
Christine Blasey Ford Agrees To 'Provide First-Hand Knowledge' On Kavanaugh Allegation
Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys say she "accepts" the Senate Judiciary
09/22/2018 - 03:02 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
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
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
'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
China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal
BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.
09/22/2018 - 09:24 PM
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
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
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
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
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
Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence
Flooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the Carolinas with over 4 million customers, said it had restored power to more than 1.7 million of its nearly 1.8 million customers affected by the storm.
09/21/2018 - 03:34 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May faces new Brexit resistance in Northern Ireland
British Prime Minister Theresa May's renewed pledge to deliver Brexit without dividing the UK was met with contradictory ultimatums Friday from Northern Ireland's unionist and nationalist parties. May returned from a bruising EU summit in Salzburg to deliver an impassioned televised address in which she blamed Brussels for the impasse and demanded "respect" for the UK. "It is something I will never agree to -- indeed, in my judgement it is something no British prime minister would ever agree to," she said.
09/21/2018 - 02:28 PM
Puerto Rico mayor blames Donald Trump for soaring Hurricane Maria death count: ‘It’s a historic failing’
Puerto Rico's mayor of San Juan has sharpened her attacks against Donald Trump, blaming his administration for "structural negligence" that led to thousands of deaths in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Carmen Yulín Cruz said the president was responsible for the federal government’s slow response to the deadly hurricane estimated to have killed nearly 3,000 people, during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on the one-year anniversary of the storm. "This is President Trump’s Katrina," the mayor said, referring to the catastrophic hurricane that struck the US in August 2005.
09/21/2018 - 02:07 PM
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