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  • John Brennan Stands By His Claim That Trump’s Behavior Is ‘Treasonous’ news

    Former CIA Director John Brennan is sticking by his assertion that President

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:36:08 -0400
  • Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse news

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Dublin said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. Catholic Church.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:41:53 -0400
  • How Kofi Annan Once Reacted To Being Mistaken For Morgan Freeman news

    With the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan,

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:01:47 -0400
  • Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FM news

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to "pay the price" of defying Washington in order to save the nuclear deal. Zarif said European governments had put forward proposals to maintain oil and banking ties with Iran after the second phase of US sanctions return in November. "Although they have moved forward, we believe that Europe is not yet ready to pay the price (of truly defying the US)," Zarif said.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:09:13 -0400
  • Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered news

    A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the islands of Fiji and Tonga on Sunday local time.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:24:08 -0400
  • ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico news

    Joel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:53:35 -0400
  • Venezuela lops five zeros off its currency in bid to tackle hyperinflation news

    Venezuela is launching a new currency that slashes five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills, in a bid to tackle the country’s accelerating hyperinflation. President Nicolas Maduro has also announced a 3,000 per cent hike in the minimum wage and a rise in the price of fuel to international levels, in changes that will be implemented from Monday.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:42:00 -0400
  • AP Explains: The history of Korean family reunions news

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in three years, elderly North and South Korean relatives separated during the chaos of the 1950-53 Korean War gathered Monday at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain, where they'll embrace their loved ones after decades apart. Here are several things to know about the reunions, which will only last a few days and will likely be the last time these people see each other:

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:56:36 -0400
  • Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

    The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:55:22 -0400
  • Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe's Gay Pride Flag 'Disgusting' news

    An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester,

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:52:57 -0400
  • Search on for suspects in deadly Nashville shootings news

    Police are warning residents not to go outside alone after a string of deadly shootings in the city. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:59:18 -0400
  • Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires news

    Lockheed Martin wanted to turn World Photo Day into a publicity stunt, but

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:57 -0400
  • Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan news

    From his native Africa to the United States, tributes continued to pour in from around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and "diplomatic rock star" Kofi Annan died at the age of 80. The Ghanaian national was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and was widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics during his two terms as head of the UN from 1997 to 2006. The first secretary general from sub-Saharan Africa, Annan led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and was later accused of corruption in the oil-for-food scandal, one of the most trying times of his tenure.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:03:48 -0400
  • Man killed on Long Island is New York's first lightning death since 2016 news

    A man was struck and killed by lightning in Kings Park on Long Island, New York, on Saturday evening.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:23:43 -0400
  • Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say police news

    The unidentified victim was discovered when firefighters extinguished the blaze near the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course. Homicide detectives have joined the investigation, according to a statement from Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the scene at 1209 Epcot Resorts Boulevard to assist the Reedy Creek Fire Department at 4.11am on Saturday morning.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:48:57 -0400
  • Wing Ding ding-dong: Michael Avenatti in Iowa spat with 2020 Democratic hopeful news

    If Stormy Daniels’ lawyer and a Maryland congressman argue about coverage of their 2020 ambitions, do they make a sound? Michael Avenatti last week with supporters after speaking at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, a fundraiser that attracts presidential hopefuls. The first public spat of the 2020 Iowa caucus bubbled up on Saturday, as one declared candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination complained about not getting any national coverage and one as yet undeclared contestant, who has attracted plenty, promptly slapped him down.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:02:46 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage news

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:55:41 -0400
  • Turkey lifts travel ban on German journalist

    Turkey has reversed its decision to ban a German journalist from leaving the country while she awaits trial on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, the journalist said on her Twitter account on Monday. Mesale Tolu confirmed on her Twitter account German media reports that the travel ban Turkish authorities imposed since she was released from prison in December after eight months in detention had been suspended. "As a result of my lawyer's application, my ban on traveling abroad has been lifted," Tolu wrote on her Twitter account in Turkish.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:55:18 -0400
  • Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money news

    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn't the

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:26:48 -0400
  • Stock markets rise on hopes for easing of US-China trade dispute news

    Stock markets mostly across the world rose on Monday as investors on optimism that China and the United States will start working to resolve their trade dispute. Wall Street ended last week with gains following a report that top officials from the world's two biggest economies would hold talks to resolve a crisis that has seen them hit each other with tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods, and with more in the pipeline. The report in the Wall Street Journal said the talks were aimed at easing the trade dispute before US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a summit in November.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:42:31 -0400
  • Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester Bombing news

    Ariana Grande broke down in tears Friday during a radio interview that touched

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:36:46 -0400
  • The Taliban Have Taken at Least 100 People Hostage in Northern Afghanistan, Officials Say news

    Women and children were among those seized during an ambush in the country's north

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:01:26 -0400
  • America's Waterways Have a Huge Problem With Contact Lenses news

    All those tiny discs add up.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:00:00 -0400
  • Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder news

    LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:09:43 -0400
  • Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after residents drive out migrants from improvised camps news

    Brazil will send troops to its border with Venezuela on Monday after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the economic, political and social crisis gripping their country. The latest show of tensions began early Saturday, hours after a local merchant was robbed and severely beaten in an incident blamed on Venezuelan suspects, in Pacaraima, where an estimated 1,000 immigrants are living on the streets. Dozens of locals then attacked the two main immigrant makeshift camps and burned their belongings, leading Venezuelans to cross the border back into their home country. Shots were fired, stores were shuttered and debris littered the streets. As the Venezuelan refugee crisis spirals out of control, neighbors are abruptly closing their doors. Ecuador and Peru are tightening entry requirements. And in Brazil yesterday, a mob chased Venezuelan refugees back across the border and then destroyed their camp.— Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) August 19, 2018 "It was terrible, they burned the tents and everything that was inside," said Carol Marcano, a Venezuelan who works in Boa Vista and was on the border returning from Venezuela. "There were shots, they burned rubber tires." Marcano said that some Venezuelans reacted to the attack by destroying a car with Brazilian license plates. She and her companions were among many who took refuge at checkpoints on the Venezuelan side of the border. Three Brazilians were hurt in the clashes, a spokesman for military police said. No information was immediately available on the state of the Venezuelans involved. A Venezuelan man, whose eye is infected with conjunctivitis, holds his son at the Pacaraima border control Credit: REUTERS/Nacho Doce The merchant who was attacked "is known, he is a neighbor, and there was indignation when it was learned that he had been robbed," a local told AFP on condition of anonymity. "People began to expel Venezuelans who were in the center of the city, forcing them to return to their country." Roraima state Governor Suely Campos made a plea to temporarily close the border and asked Brazilia to send security reinforcements to "face the increase in crime" she links to Venezuelans in the region. In turn, the public security ministry vowed to send a contingent of 60 troops due to arrive Monday to join teams in the area.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:12:19 -0400
  • Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala news

    Incessant downpours since Aug. 8 have caused the worst floods in a century in the southwestern state, and close to 200 people have perished in the rising waters and landslides. The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall in only one or two parts of Kerala on Sunday and withdrew a red alert in several districts. A Reuters photographer on a naval helicopter said water levels had receded in villages around the city of Kochi.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:02:39 -0400
  • New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers news

    Crafty zookeepers are keeping a set of newborn panda twins alive by switching them out every day.  Although twins aren't uncommon, when pandas have multiple babies they tend to devote all of their attention to only one of their cubs, leaving the other to starve.  SEE ALSO: Someone tried to smuggle a snake onto a plane by hiding it in a hard drive But these zookeepers have managed to get new panda moms to care for both babies by rotating them out, tricking the pandas into believing they only have one cub to care for. A BBC Earth video — narrated by the one and only David Attenborough — shows the keepers' technique.  New mother Lee Lee hasn't realized that she had twins because her keepers have been switching her 18-day-old cubs out, so she only has one at a time.  When they need to change out the cubs, they distract Lee Lee with a bowl of honey water and worm the young cub from her paws. Then, they put that cub in an incubator and bring the other cub to Lee Lee, ensuring that both get the maternal care they need.  Keepers swap the cubs out at least 10 times a day, keeping a meticulous record of the babies' time with their mom.  The technique has an almost 100 percent survival rate. Although pandas are no longer endangered, they are still vulnerable, so finding new ways to help the species along, even in captivity, is important. Plus, it's freaking adorable. WATCH: This design studio is growing gourds inside 3D printed molds to create organic, biodegradable cups

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:16:23 -0400
  • Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fire news

    Justin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:55:57 -0400
  • Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties news

    Gunshots were fired at the US embassy in Ankara early on Monday, without causing any casualties, Turkish and American officials said as tensions spiked between the two NATO allies. Six shots were fired at the embassy with three bullets hitting the iron gate and exterior wall, the Ankara governor's office said, indicating there were "no casualties". Turkish police detained one suspect in connection with the attack, the state-run Anadolu news agency, without providing any details.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:21:00 -0400
  • Afghan president offers Taliban new provisional ceasefire news

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves. The announcement followed a bloody week of fighting across Afghanistan which saw the Taliban launch a massive assault against the provincial capital Ghazni. Anticipation had been mounting ahead of Ghani's speech following mixed signals from the presidential palace over whether the government would offer a fresh truce -- following a brief, unprecedented ceasefire earlier in June.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:30:03 -0400
  • Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Mailbox news

    No letters for these folks today!

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:06:34 -0400
  • Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort news

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:47:42 -0400
  • Beautiful shots of diver swimming near sunken ships emerge

    A series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show  amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex, a photographer and free diver, said: “With my girlfriend, Marianne Aventurier, we are sailing all summer around the Caribbean to learn more about sailing.” (Caters News)

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:29:04 -0400
  • ConocoPhillips settles with Venezuela's PDVSA to recover $2 billion news

    (Reuters) - U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips said on Monday it has settled with Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, to recover about $2 billion for early dissolution of some joint ventures following the nationalization of the country's oil industry. The settlement follows a ruling by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in April that ordered PDVSA to pay Conoco $2 billion.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:50:30 -0400
  • Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle news

    SEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:49:33 -0400
  • Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank news

    Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years. Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West Bank city of Jericho for the past several days after Israeli authorities allowed the entry of the letters and packages from neighboring Jordan. The 10.5 tons of mail had been held in Jordan since 2010 because Israel would not permit direct transfer to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:48:00 -0400
  • German finance minister Olaf Scholz warns of 'German Trump' if pensions reforms not backed by Merkel news

    Germany's finance minister warned that a "German Trump" may seize power as he claimed pension reform is the key to preventing the rise of populism in Europe. “Stable pensions prevent a German Trump. That's why politicians should not shirk this topic,” Olaf Scholz, who is also vice-chancellor, said yesterday. Mr Scholz has been pushing for government reforms similar to the UK’s triple lock to ensure pension levels remain stable despite inflation. The vice-chancellor has something of a reputation for dullness in Germany, but he insisted the issue has implications that go far beyond his brief as finance minister. “The way I see it is this: globalisation and digitalisation create wealth, but they are also changing our world at a fast pace,” Mr Scholz told Bild am Sonntag newspaper in an interview.  “Citizens rightly expect us to do everything we can to make sure they live securely. If we do not do that, then the hour of nationalist populism will have struck.” Profile | Angela Merkel Mr Scholz has brought pensions centre stage in his quest to carve out new territory for his centre-Left Social Democrat party (SPD), which is junior partner in Angela Merkel’s coalition government. Mrs Merkel has agreed to secure pension levels until 2025, but Mr Scholz wants them guaranteed until 2040 and has threatened to make them a major issue in 2021’s election. After recording its worst ever results in last year’s election, the SPD leadership is desperate for an issue that will allow the party to differentiate itself from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). The SPD has continued to sink lower in the opinion polls, and at times has slipped behind the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD).  A new poll showed that the conservatives had lost one percentage point to poll at 30 percent, while the SPD was steady at 17 percent. That means that if Germany voted again tomorrow, the grand coalition would not have enough support to govern. The poll, conducted by the Emnid institute, showed the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party gaining one point to 15 percent, and the pro-business Free Democrats adding one point to poll at 9 percent. But Mr Scholz insisted the SPD leadership was not panicking. “We are in this for the long haul and have to keep cool,” he said. “If we show a clear attitude and do the right thing over the long term, the people will feel comfortable with the idea of an SPD chancellor in 2021.” The finance minister has also pledged to push for EU reforms to reduce the amount of child benefits Germany has to pay to children living in other member states. Under EU current rules member states have to pay child benefits to anyone who is legally resident, even if their children live in another country. Germany currently pays benefits for more than 260,000 children in other EU countries. Mr Scholz  wants the rules changed so the level of benefits is linked to the cost of living where the children are resident.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:57:15 -0400
  • More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370 news

    Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state's worst floods for a century. Thousands remain trapped -- often without food or water -- in towns and villages cut off by the floods, and heavy rain forecast in coming days threatens to compound the disaster.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:45:11 -0400
  • Israel closes people crossing with Gaza: official news

    Israel closed its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on Sunday except for humanitarian cases over border incidents that saw protests and clashes at the weekend, an Israeli official said. A spokeswoman for the Israeli defence ministry unit that oversees the passage confirmed that the Erez crossing had been closed. Border protests and clashes on Friday left two Palestinians dead by Israeli gunfire.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:37:56 -0400
  • Ford raffling one-off Mustang Bullitt for diabetes charity news

    Ford is raffling off a unique Kona Blue Ford Mustang Bullitt on November 13 to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – here’s how to get a ticket

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:19:24 -0400
  • German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man news

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:04:07 -0400
  • A Mach 6 SR-71? This Is How Amazing (And Deadly) the SR-72 Could Be. news

    It could have a strike mission. 

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0400
  • Angel mom slams media coverage of illegal immigrants news

    Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, says victims' stories are being silenced by the press to support their anti-ICE agenda.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:51:22 -0400
  • Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties news

    President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman condemned the attack as an attempt "to create chaos" and the Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security measures for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey. The embassy is closed this week for a public holiday to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival. "We can confirm a security incident took place at the U.S. Embassy early this morning.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:01:59 -0400
  • Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano news

    MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:34:43 -0400
  • The 160 Most Delish Low-Carb Dishes

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    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:16:00 -0400
  • Iran nuclear deal: developments since US walkout

    Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the landmark nuclear pact between world powers and Iran on May 8, reinstating Washington's sanctions on Iran and companies with ties to the Islamic republic. "The Iran deal is defective at its core," he says. Washington warns other countries to end trade and investment in Iran and stop buying its oil or face punitive measures, and threatens foreign companies from dealing with Tehran.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:15:35 -0400
  • Forty years ago: three popes in three months news

    The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months. On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI dies aged 80 of a heart attack after 15 years at the Vatican. On August 26, Cardinal Albino Luciani -- the patriarch of Venice -- is elected pope under the name John Paul I.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:39:35 -0400
  • Desperate Venezuelans defy Ecuador's passport rules and cross border news

    Hundreds of desperate people who traveled days from Venezuela, mostly by bus but some on foot, were prevented from passing the checkpoint near the southwestern town of Ipiales by a regulation set by Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno that kicked in on Saturday. The primary school teacher, 37, was traveling with her boyfriend and had planned to cross legally with her Venezuelan national ID card en route to find work in Peru, where other family members successfully arrived weeks ago. Peru's government announced immigration measures similar to Ecuador's on Friday, with passport requirements for Venezuelans beginning on Aug. 25.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:15:32 -0400
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