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  • Barron Trump makes first public outing in two months, grabs dinner with President Trump and Melania Trump

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    Over the weekend, President Trump enjoyed a night out with the first lady and his youngest son, Barron Trump, for dinner at his hotel property in DC on Saturday.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:52:54 -0400
  • Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

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    Activist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:05:57 -0400
  • Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal

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    It’s been 20 years since the sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:30:09 -0400
  • No verdict on 1st day of jury work in burning death trial

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    BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death in 2014. The judge sent the sequestered group back to their hotel for the night, and court will be back in session for more deliberations Monday.

    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:05:44 -0400
  • 'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger Plane

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    But everybody on board was OK

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:22:07 -0400
  • In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

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    Scientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:43 -0400
  • Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:39:38 -0400
  • Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

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    Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:56:07 -0400
  • Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

    A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:52:58 -0400
  • Former GOP Rep. David Jolly: 'We Might Be Better Off' If Democrats Win The House

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    A former Republican lawmaker says the nation might be better off if Democrats win back the House of Representatives in next year’s midterm election to help keep President Donald Trump in check.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:10:48 -0400
  • Wildfire toll hits 41 in Portugal-Spain but rain brings respite

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    Overnight rain and calmer winds on Tuesday helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killing 37 people in Portugal and another four in northern Spain. Portugal's civil protection agency said the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the centre and the north of the country, had been brought under control. "Most of the victims were killed in their cars, but we also found them inside their houses," said Jose Carlos Alexandrino, mayor of Oliveira do Hospital near Coimbra, speaking to broadcaster RTP.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:38:52 -0400
  • Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

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    The death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history.  Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical centres and some of them [were taken] directly by their relatives for burial." Most of the bodies in have been burnt beyond recognition, and police are braced for the number to rise due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the blast, which is the Horn Of Africa's deadliest single attack. Men and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb Credit: Mohamed ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images Following the attack, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning. Crowds gathered in Mogadishu yesterday (SUN) with protesters condemning the bloodshed.  The Somali government blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terror group that has fought a long running insurgency against Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda affiliated organisation had not claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday evening. Al-Shabaab has carried out multiple recent attacks on the city using grenades, guns and bombs in its quest to topple the government, which is backed by the UN, and rock the African Union.  In January, the group killed at least 28 by ramming a car bomb into a hotel near parliament and then detonating a second device when ambulances arrived on the scene. In June it murdered 31 in an attack on a pizza restaurant. Civilians evacuate from the scene of the explosion Credit: REUTERS/Feisal Omar The organisation was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011, and has recently suffered a series of severe territorial losses to African Union peacekeepers and government troops, supported by US drone strikes.  "They don't care about the lives of Somali people, mothers, fathers and children," Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said of the weekend's bombing. "They have targeted the most populated area in Mogadishu, killing only civilians." Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday: “The UK condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed so many innocent lives.  “Those responsible have shown no regard for human life or the suffering of the Somali people. The UK will continue to support Somalia in the fight against terrorism.” A Somali soldier helps a wounded civilian Credit: AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh Despite the frequency of attacks on Mogadishu, the scale of the blast over the weekend has left the city reeling. Concrete buildings in the Hodan district were flattened by the explosion, with cars set on fire and smoke hanging heavy in the air. Hospitals put out desperate pleas for blood donations, and dazed people searched through piles of rubble, metal and bloodied sandals looking for family members. "With a heavy heart I would say this is the worst attack I have ever witnessed," Masoud Mohamed, who lost family members in the blast, told AP. Among those reported to have died in the attack are three brothers who worked at a nearby shopping centre, four volunteers with the Somali Red Crescent Society, and a local freelance journalist.

    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:12:25 -0400
  • Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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    Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:10:39 -0400
  • The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)

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    Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.

    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:13:00 -0400
  • Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless Marriage

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    Raise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:39:31 -0400
  • Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here's what you need to know:

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:57:48 -0400
  • Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

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    A family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:12:54 -0400
  • Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

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    Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. After four decades of growing pot illegally, the 54-year-old saw an opportunity last year to start a legitimate business serving the medical marijuana market. Last Sunday, as the wildfires, which have now killed at least 40 people, first erupted, Lopas' cannabis farm in Santa Rosa went up in flames, leaving behind the stumps of two chimneys, heaps of ash, charred marijuana plants and a despairing entrepreneur.

    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:59:18 -0400
  • Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

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    President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:01:31 -0400
  • #MeToo: Alyssa Milano's Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral

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    #MeToo quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault are.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:01:49 -0400
  • Young man shot dead during Kenya opposition protest: witness

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    A young man was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP. Police teargassed a large crowd of protesters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, who set tyres alight, blocked roads and pelted policemen with rocks as they kicked off daily protests just 10 days ahead of the election. One protester, Michael Odiambo, 21, said he had seen police gun down a young man, whose body was also seen by an AFP photographer.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:39:00 -0400
  • German court sentences 88-year-old Holocaust denier to jail

    A German court sentenced an 88-year-old woman to six months in prison on Monday for denying the Holocaust and for inciting hatred. Ursula Haverbeck, who describes herself as a revisionist historian, said at a public event in January 2016 that gas chambers in Auschwitz concentration camp "were not real". A court in Berlin found Haverbeck guilty after examining a short video of her speech in which she said that she was citing a book, not expressing her own views.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:38:26 -0400
  • Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

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    Authorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:29 -0400
  • Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

    This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:42:33 -0400
  • Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Raqqa's infamous public square where Islamic State militants used to perform brutal executions and beheadings has been captured Monday by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the extremist group in Syria, as officials say they expect the city to fall "within a few days."

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:46:46 -0400
  • Celebrities Call Out The Stigma Surrounding Pregnancy Loss In Moving Video

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    In July, “The Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch published an essay for Glamour about her miscarriage experience.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:27:00 -0400
  • Prince Harry's ultimate desire revealed: What he 'so badly craves' as he prepares his future with Meghan Markle

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    As Prince Harry continues to look towards a future with girlfriend Meghan Markle, sources close to the couple are revealing what their potential future wedding day could look like.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:12:04 -0400
  • Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'

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    TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:03:50 -0400
  • Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

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    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:14:53 -0400
  • Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

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    Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week. "The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month after the dissolution of the administrative council spoils the general atmosphere for reconciliation," a party spokesman said in a statement to Hamas media.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:15:29 -0400
  • Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat

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    MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus has agreed to take a majority stake in Bombardier's troubled CSeries jetliner programme, securing the plane's future and giving the Canadian firm a possible way out of a damaging trade dispute with Boeing. Airbus will get a 50.01 percent stake in an entity recently carved out of Bombardier to produce and market the CSeries, four years after it first flew with a goal to enter the $125 billion a year market for large jets. In reality, the terms of the deal mean Bombardier could pay Airbus to take over by agreeing to underwrite $700 million of risks related to cost overruns in coming years.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:01 -0400
  • Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big Battlecruiser

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    Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.

    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:43:00 -0400
  • Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

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    Sometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC — Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 “This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse.  Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:04 -0400
  • Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case

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    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:50:03 -0400
  • Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes

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    The Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue.   The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a “No” would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid.  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE  That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government’s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way” to Madrid’s request. If he did not do so, he “will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,” he said.  Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said “the most radical influences had prevailed” in Mr Puigdemont’s decision. But the Catalan president’s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government’s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday.  “The CUP would have sent a very different letter,” said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:11:13 -0400
  • Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

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    Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:30:00 -0400
  • Trump Accuser Demands Release Of Documents On All His Sexual Assault Allegations

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    A woman who accused President Donald Trump  of unwanted groping has subpoenaed all documents held by his presidential campaign about any harassment and assault allegations against him, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.

    Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:01:35 -0400
  • The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 Taliban

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan where the Taliban have staged several attacks targeting police across the country (all times local):

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:01:41 -0400
  • Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: source

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    Tesla Motors, which recently missed its production target on the high-profile "Model 3," has dismissed hundreds of employees following annual performance reviews, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. "Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved," the spokesperson said. Tesla, which was co-founded by Elon Musk, announced the first deliveries of the Model 3 cars in July.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:59:36 -0400
  • Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy

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    Airbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:45 -0400
  • Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet

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    Passengers on a Sunday AirAsia flight to Bali—which was forced to turn back to Australia following an apparent loss of cabin pressure—have criticized its flight crew for allegedly screaming when the plane plunged more than 20,000 feet

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:22:20 -0400
  • These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:31:04 -0400
  • Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:42:26 -0400
  • 108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable

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    The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force’s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become “concurrency orphans” — airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:54:00 -0400
  • 'I Am Deeply, Deeply Hurt.' Mayim Bialik Denies Victim Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers

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    "I really do regret that this became what it became"

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:49:10 -0400
  • Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

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    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January. Two Republican lawmakers, once seen as potential 'no' votes, said they would likely support the measure. A third, Senator Rand Paul, may vote 'yes' depending on what the final resolution looks like.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:43:48 -0400
  • US strikes kill 'dozens' at IS training camps

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    The US military said on Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group's training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country's conflict. Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent IS figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, killed last summer in a US air strike. This is the first time allies of Yemen's internationally recognised government have announced raids against IS footholds.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:20:40 -0400
  • 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride

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    2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride Bare-essentials big twin may be best of the bunch “Llibertat ,” is a word moto-journalists became pretty familiar with during last month’s Harley-Davidson press ride in Catalunya. The English version of the word –

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:57 -0400
  • Blake Lively Reveals Why She And Ryan Reynolds Are Such A Good Match

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    You’d be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood couple that seems more compatible and grounded than Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:56:35 -0400
  • Groundbreaking gravitational wave discovery shows Einstein's brilliance yet again

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    Even 100 years after the fact, Albert Einstein is still getting his due.  On Monday, more than a thousand astronomers and physicists around the world celebrated the announcement of a landmark discovery. For the first time, researchers saw the immediate aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars — leftover stellar remnants packed with more mass than our sun but with the diameter as small as the city of Boston. SEE ALSO: Researchers watched as gold was made millions of light-years from Earth Researchers detected both the ripples in space and time sent out by the colliding neutron stars as well as the light signature from the event. This marks the first time a cosmic collision has been seen in both light and gravity.  It also represents another passing grade for Einstein's general theory of relativity, which he developed in 1915. On the morning of August 17, the two LIGO detectors in Washington and Louisiana, as well as the Virgo detector in Italy, felt the subtle distortion of the fabric of space and time caused by the ripples — or gravitational waves — sent out by the colliding neutron stars. This collision created heavy elements like gold, platinum, and lead. “What’s amazing with this discovery is that theoretically all of this that was observed on August 17th was actually predicted. Over a century ago, Einstein predicted that two orbiting objects will emit gravitational waves as they spiral in, and astrophysicists predicted that as two compact objects — especially neutron stars — collide, they should emit gamma-rays in jets," LIGO scientist Vicky Kalogera said during a press conference. "And the cascade of light across the whole electromagnetic spectrum was predicted, and the production of heavy elements that might include gold and platinum should be produced," she added.  "So it’s amazing to think that in one day, in a few hours and the weeks that followed, all of these predictions were confirmed." Einstein's theory offers an elegant explanation for these gravitational waves. Think of our universe as a topsheet laid across a bed. If you put two large objects on that sheet, it would create an indentation. Our universe is similar. Massive objects like stars or black holes depress parts of the fabric of our universe. When two of these objects — like the two neutron stars — orbit one another, falling in toward each other and eventually merging, it can ripple that fabric, sending those waves out into the universe.  Artist's illustration of the neutron star collision.Image: caltechScientists had previously spotted gravitational waves sent out by black holes, but the August detection marks the first time LIGO or Virgo has observed colliding neutron stars. At nearly that same time as LIGO and Virgo were riding the colliding neutron stars' gravitational wave, scientists also caught sight of a gamma-ray burst associated with that collision. We had good evidence for this from previous data, but this is very direct: gravitational waves & light travelling together, we time arrival. — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) October 16, 2017 This is very strong evidence that light and gravitational waves move at the same speed, something else that Einstein originally predicted. Being able to observe cosmic events in light and gravitational waves is a huge deal for researchers.  While gravitational waves carry with them signatures of the objects that created them, being able to use more traditional observatories to see the event using light — whether it be in the infrared, X-ray, visible, or ultraviolet spectrum — can let scientists gather more information than ever before.  WATCH: Why NASA doesn't have enough money

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:53:55 -0400
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