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  Paul Manafort's defense rests without presenting evidence   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:47:54 -0400

Paul Manafort's defense rests without presenting evidenceThe trial of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is coming to a quieter than expected end.



  Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane Maria   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:46:48 -0400

Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane MariaFor more than six months after the storms, Ingrid Morales settled down to



  Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:53:08 -0400

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California WildfiresA sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,



  In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:28:17 -0400

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governorThe win "is a defining moment in the movement for trans equality," Annise Parker, president and CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, which seeks to elect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates, said in a statement. The contest comes at a time of uncertainty for transgender rights, which expanded under the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama.



  Dash cam video: Shootout between suspect and state police   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:16:15 -0400

Dash cam video: Shootout between suspect and state policeDash camera video shows a harrowing shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state police troopers.



  The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz Badge   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:37:00 -0400

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz BadgeEchoes of the big Benz from days past.



  It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About Wildfires   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:04:38 -0400

It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About WildfiresAt a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior



  Photo of White Supremacist Rally in Washington DC Goes Viral on Reddit   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:27:00 -0400

Photo of White Supremacist Rally in Washington DC Goes Viral on Reddit"A lot of things are louder on the internet when you factor in trolls."



  The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:21:36 -0400

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local):



  3 missing men at the Manafort trial   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:20:20 -0400

3 missing men at the Manafort trialThe absence of three witnesses offers intriguing hints about potential ongoing investigations and additional prosecutions that could yet take place.



  Convicted Murderer Executed in Nebraska With Drug Combination That Has Never Been Used Before   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:16:17 -0400

Convicted Murderer Executed in Nebraska With Drug Combination That Has Never Been Used BeforeNebraska hasn't executed an inmate in more than two decades



  FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:29:16 -0400

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text MessagesWASHINGTON ― FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who was taken off special counsel



  The Big Reveal: Jason and Brittany Aldean Announce Gender Of Baby No. 2   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:37:29 -0400

The Big Reveal: Jason and Brittany Aldean Announce Gender Of Baby No. 2> A post shared by Jason Aldean (@jasonaldean) on Aug 12, 2018 at 3:49pm PDT



  Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:43:25 -0400

Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitableAnother round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, despite attempts to reach a long-term truce. Lieberman said in a video statement distributed by his office that "the question is not to know if the next confrontation (with Hamas) will take place, but when". Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave.



  Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrested   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:19:24 -0400

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrestedA car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.



  John Oliver Finds Himself In 'Pure Straight-Up Opposite World'   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:16:12 -0400

John Oliver Finds Himself In 'Pure Straight-Up Opposite World'John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight" wants to make sure Americans aren't fooled



  Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 million in cyber attack   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:40:26 -0400

Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 million in cyber attackCyber criminals hacked the systems of India's Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative bank said unidentified hackers stole customer information through a malware attack on its automated teller machine (ATM) server, withdrawing 805 million rupees in 14,849 transactions in just over two hours on Aug. 11, mainly overseas. Apart from the ATM withdrawals, the hackers transferred 139 million rupees to a Hong Kong-based company's account by issuing three unauthorised transactions over the SWIFT global payments network, the bank said in a police complaint, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.



  Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:50:49 -0400

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison AllegationsAll but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on



  Bills' McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend following home invasion   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:54:41 -0400

Bills' McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend following home invasionLeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend is suing the Buffalo Bills running back for failing to protect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion last month.



  Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California Zoo   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:01:10 -0400

Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California ZooPolice said the intruder could face charges of trespassing.



  Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:51:39 -0400

Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry.



  Guidance Counselor Fears She'll Be Fired After School Learns She's Married To Her Wife   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:43:26 -0400

Guidance Counselor Fears She'll Be Fired After School Learns She's Married To Her WifeStudents at a Roman Catholic high school in Indiana have come to the defense



  Iran unveils next generation missile: media   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:10:57 -0400

Iran unveils next generation missile: mediaIran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had "successfully passed its tests" and could strike targets on land and sea. "As promised to our dear people, we will not spare any effort to increase the missile capabilities of the country and we will certainly increase our missile power every day," Defence Minister Amir Hatami said, quoted by conservative news agency Tasnim.



  Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:12:49 -0400

Deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, ItalyAt least 22 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.



  Sports Illustrated model posts facial scars caused by terrifying fall   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:26:08 -0400

Sports Illustrated model posts facial scars caused by terrifying fallAustralian Model Robyn Lawley posted photos on Instagram from an accident where she had a seizure and fell down a flight of steps, resulting in a large scar on her face.



  Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:09:11 -0400

Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa TownPolice also want information on anyone who has unexplained injuries



  Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:47:56 -0400

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: ReportPennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results



  Elon Musk Promises a New Feature to Improve Tesla Charging Journeys   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:23:00 -0400

Elon Musk Promises a New Feature to Improve Tesla Charging JourneysUsers will soon be able to better judge their journeys.



  What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:44:36 -0400

What happened, what's next after airline worker stole planeSEATTLE (AP) — U.S. investigators are working to find out how an airline employee stole an empty commercial airplane from the main airport serving Seattle and crashed into a small island after being chased by military jets.



  Omarosa Fiasco Spotlights Unusual Trump Tactic To Silence White House Aides   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:34:14 -0400

Omarosa Fiasco Spotlights Unusual Trump Tactic To Silence White House AidesPresident Donald Trump appeared to make a startling admission during Monday's



  Orca mother ends 'tour of grief' for her newborn after 17 days and 1,000 miles   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:10:51 -0400

Orca mother ends 'tour of grief' for her newborn after 17 days and 1,000 milesFor 17 days, a southern resident killer whale (SRKW) named J35, but better known as Tahlequah, carried her deceased baby for more than 1,000 miles. The orca's unusually long spell of grieving came to an end on Saturday, when Tahlequah was spotted in the Haro Strait off Victoria, British Columbia, chasing a school of salmon without her newborn. SEE ALSO: New dolphin-whale hybrid sea creature is the spawn of an unholy union "Her tour of grief is now over and her behavior is remarkably frisky," the Center for Whale Research (CWR) explained in a blog post online. August 11, 2018 J35 update: "The ordeal of J35 carrying her dead calf for at least seventeen days and 1,000 miles is now over, thank goodness." - Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Researchhttps://t.co/kQpA4WWbmg pic.twitter.com/cQIN13HgN6 — Whale Research (@CWROrcas) August 12, 2018 The CWR added that the baby's carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of the Salish Sea, meaning that researchers may not get a chance to examine it. On Jul. 24, Tahlequah's baby orca died shortly after birth, in what has been a common story for the southern resident killer whale population.  Over the last two decades, 75 percent of SRKW newborns failed to survive. The last successful birth was in 2015, when two calves were born. In the hours, then days after the death, Tahlequah was spotted trying to keep her baby's head above the water's surface, reluctant to leave the body behind. "That's not unprecedented, but it’s the longest one that I’ve personally witnessed," Ken Balcomb, CWR's founder and principal investigator, told The Washington Post. These orcas are facing a real threat of extinction, with no successful pregnancies in the last three years. At just 75 whales, the population is at its lowest in 30 years. The SRKW's decline is linked to the reduction in population of its primary food source, Chinook salmon. Canada's government announced in May it would cut the allowable catch of Chinook by up to 35 percent to help protect the orca. WATCH: This tiny robotic spider might one day perform surgeries inside your body



  Freed in Turkey before spy trial, Greek soldiers await flight home   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:53:14 -0400

Freed in Turkey before spy trial, Greek soldiers await flight homeTwo Greek soldiers facing espionage charges in Turkey are due to fly home early on Wednesday after a provincial court released them, in a ruling Athens said would help to improve strained ties between the two NATO allies. The soldiers crossed into Turkey in March, in what Greece said was an accident while they were following the trail of suspected illegal migrants. The same court ruled for their release on Tuesday after they said in a defense statement they had crossed the border by mistake, state news agency Anadolu said.



  Two US Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan: media   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:16:12 -0400

Two US Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan: mediaTwo US military Osprey aircraft made separate emergency landings at airports on Japanese islands on Tuesday, with no injuries or damage reported, local media said. The other Osprey made an emergency landing further south at the US Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Friday afternoon, Kyodo said, quoting government sources. The Osprey, a hybrid helicopter-turboprop with a chequered safety record, has two engines positioned on fixed wingtips that allow it to land and take off vertically.



  Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by Firefighters   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:14:29 -0400

Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by FirefightersThe bird got stuck in the mud, then its owner got stuck in the mud trying to rescue it.



  Just Who Is Andy Chan, the Leader of Hong Kong's Independence Movement?   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:04:37 -0400

Just Who Is Andy Chan, the Leader of Hong Kong's Independence Movement?The head of the Hong Kong National Party has infuriated Beijing with his calls for independence, but is curiously short on specifics



  'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:57:04 -0400

'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking SpaceA Florida man who invoked the state's controversial "stand your ground" law



  S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspections   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:25:35 -0400

S. Korea bans recalled BMWs from streets pending safety inspectionsBMW Korea last month started recalling 106,000 vehicles with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module, which it says caused the recent fires. An average 7,000 cars have been inspected every day but some 27,000 vehicles had not yet been checked by late Monday, the transport ministry said in a press statement, leaving some 20,000 cars to be hit when the measure takes effect midnight Tuesday. Once the ban comes into effect, drivers are forbidden from driving their vehicles unless they are taking them to be tested, the statement said, with a senior official telling Yonhap news agency drivers would be liable in the event of a fire.



  Top GOP Congressman's Son Gives Money To Democrat Running For Father's Seat   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:27:07 -0400

Top GOP Congressman's Son Gives Money To Democrat Running For Father's SeatBobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), has announced his



  Trump Tweets Support For Harley-Davidson Boycott   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:10:58 -0400

Trump Tweets Support For Harley-Davidson BoycottPresident Donald Trump expressed support toward Harley-Davidson motorcycle



  Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 02:57:52 -0400

Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recoveredThe death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has topped 400, authorities said Monday, as bodies were still being recovered from the ruins of destroyed buildings. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake on August 5 levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok, just a week after another tremor surged through the island and killed 17. "Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.



  The Latest: 60K sign petition to oppose Nebraska execution   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:12:45 -0400

The Latest: 60K sign petition to oppose Nebraska executionLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska preparing for its first execution since 1997 (all times local):



  Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:11:47 -0400

Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development projectFord aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is "working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased." Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.



  Porsche Boxster 986 Buying Guide   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:34:53 -0400

Porsche Boxster 986 Buying GuideMixing traditional Porsche driving fun and usability, this model is a temptingly affordable way into marque ownership. Read this before taking the plunge



  Oklahoma School Shuts Down for 2 Days After Parents Threaten Transgender 7th Grader on Facebook   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:08:14 -0400

Oklahoma School Shuts Down for 2 Days After Parents Threaten Transgender 7th Grader on FacebookOne parent suggested a "good sharp knife" could stop the student



  4 West Virginia Supreme Court Judges Impeached For Excessive Spending   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:36:34 -0400

4 West Virginia Supreme Court Judges Impeached For Excessive SpendingFour West Virginia Supreme Court justices were impeached this week after a



  Teachers' plot to hide political bias from parents revealed   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:01:43 -0400

Teachers' plot to hide political bias from parents revealedPublic school teachers in Massachusetts pledged to reject the 'call for objectivity' in the classroom in a group email; a Newton North High School parent reacts on 'Fox & Friends.'



  Off-the-grid dream becomes nightmare in New Mexico compound   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:56:22 -0400

Off-the-grid dream becomes nightmare in New Mexico compoundRelatives and neighbors say things began to go downhill for Lucas Morton, 39, shortly after he arrived in this vast alpine valley about 40 miles (64 km) north of Taos in a white moving van last December. The families set up home on a 10-acre plot of land that was near to one owned by Morton, a carpenter, but which actually belonged to U.S. Army veteran Jason Badger. The vet filed a court complaint but the Morton and Wahhaj families stayed on the land.



  70 Healthy Snacks That Are Way Better Than Anything in a Vending Machine   Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:19:00 -0400

70 Healthy Snacks That Are Way Better Than Anything in a Vending Machine



  Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About Flynn   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:14:34 -0400

Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About FlynnWASHINGTON -- Hoping to reconcile conflicting explanations about whether



  Markets rattled as Turkish lira dives   Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:37:35 -0400

Markets rattled as Turkish lira divesNew York (AFP) - Turkey's troubled lira tumbled Monday to fresh record lows against the euro and dollar, piling pressure on stock markets on fears the country's crisis could spill over into the world economy.