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  The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And Iran   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:53:39 -0400

The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And IranPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Iran in a heated speech at the



  Kavanaugh floats virginity defense amid sexual assault allegations   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:52:02 -0400

Kavanaugh floats virginity defense amid sexual assault allegationsTrump's Supreme Court nominee says he was still a virgin during the time when two women allege he sexually assaulted them.



  Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:52:26 -0400

Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, SafetyShareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted



  'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 states   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:39 -0400

'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 statesWith the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographer David T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment. Now, the full series has been published for the first time in 'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).



  German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:59 -0400

German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuseGermany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops' Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors -- mainly boys -- were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. "Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem" in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops' Conference.



  A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept.   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:09:42 -0400

A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept.If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gets fired or resigns, the chain of command gets murky.



  Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:58:46 -0400

Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to killFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.



  Russia Has Big Plans for the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H Fighter   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:09:00 -0400

Russia Has Big Plans for the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H FighterSome big upgrades are coming. 



  Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking Him   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:42:37 -0400

Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking HimThe deputy was answering a call from a woman pinned on the ground by a cow.



  Trump To Migrants: Stay Home   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:33:13 -0400

Trump To Migrants: Stay HomePresident Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations General



  Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats Say   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:22:56 -0400

Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats SayWASHINGTON ― Senators are expected to weigh the credibility of Dr. Christine



  Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:25:29 -0400

Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctionsWhite House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.



  Florence far from over: SC residents to evacuate   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:38:00 -0400

Florence far from over: SC residents to evacuateTen days after Hurricane Florence hit, rivers are continuing to crest and some South Carolina residents are preparing to evacuate.



  Bill Cosby’s Publicist: ‘They Persecuted Jesus And Look What Happened’   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:29:59 -0400

Bill Cosby’s Publicist: ‘They Persecuted Jesus And Look What Happened’Bill Cosby's publicist defended the disgraced entertainer Tuesday after he was



  Iran mourns dead from attack 'funded by' Saudi, UAE   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:11:54 -0400

Iran mourns dead from attack 'funded by' Saudi, UAETens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attackers were "funded by" Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in his latest remarks after having already blamed "American lackeys" for the assault. Four militants attacked the Saturday parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people.



  Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:48:36 -0400

Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at seaJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.



  10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:24:40 -0400

10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. CarolinaYAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence.



  'Extremely Rare' 2-Headed Snake Found in Virginia Backyard   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:28:01 -0400

'Extremely Rare' 2-Headed Snake Found in Virginia BackyardTwo-headed snakes generally do not live very long.



  Fiona Hill, Trump's top expert on Russia, is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policy   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:25 -0400

Fiona Hill, Trump's top expert on Russia, is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policyFor nearly two decades, British-American scholar Fiona Hill has followed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trajectory.



  Chuck Grassley Releases Letter Christine Blasey Ford Sent To Dianne Feinstein   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:59:01 -0400

Chuck Grassley Releases Letter Christine Blasey Ford Sent To Dianne FeinsteinSen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,



  Tropical depression could form off coast of Carolinas, bring more rain   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:36:15 -0400

Tropical depression could form off coast of Carolinas, bring more rainThousands of people continue to be forced to evacuate in the Carolinas due to rising rivers after Hurricane Florence -- and more rain is on the way Tuesday.



  Venezuela's Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:13:12 -0400

Venezuela's Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attackVenezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro accused the right-wing governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico on Monday of helping "terrorists" who tried to kill him during a drone attack in early August. The three countries refuted Venezuela's accusations that they were linked to the attack, which used drones carrying explosives during a military parade, in the latest spat between diplomatically isolated Caracas and Latin America. Maduro showed a video of a young Venezuelan man, identified as Henryberth Rivas, who said in a televised broadcast on Monday night he participated in the drone attack against the president.



  Dallas Cop Charged With Killing Black Neighbor in His Apartment Has Been Fired   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:53:29 -0400

Dallas Cop Charged With Killing Black Neighbor in His Apartment Has Been FiredGuyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter after the shooting



  Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 Hours   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:21 -0400

Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 HoursWho hasn't at one time in their life considered lying in a coffin for an



  Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:55:37 -0400

Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assaultBill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian’s downfall from “America’s Dad” to convicted felon.



  Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:11:03 -0400

Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dumpDuke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.



  Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:44:50 -0400

Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's IdlibTurkey beefed up its military positions in Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib Tuesday as the clock ticked down on a mid-October deadline to remove jihadists from the area. Further complicating Turkey's task, a war monitor said hundreds of members of the Islamic State group were transferred by the regime to the northwestern region from eastern Syria. Russia, the government's main ally, and Turkey, the rebels' top sponsor, agreed last week in Sochi on a plan meant to avert a large-scale regime offensive on Idlib.



  President Trump's New Presidential Limo Made Its Debut in Time for the U.N.   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:18:41 -0400

President Trump's New Presidential Limo Made Its Debut in Time for the U.N.General Motors won a contract of $15.8 million in 2014 to build the limos.



  Capitol Hill protests mark rising wave of Kavanaugh opposition   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:18:49 -0400

Capitol Hill protests mark rising wave of Kavanaugh oppositionThree days after Mitch McConnell vowed to “plow right through” the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and install him on the Supreme Court, the halls of Congress filled with protesters invigorated by the latest allegations against the nominee.



  Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds Collection   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:05:00 -0400

Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds CollectionYes, there's a black and gold Trans Am among them,



  Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:16:42 -0400

Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attackSaudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday," SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would "severely punish" those behind the assault.



  US arrests Chinese national on spying charge   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:14:31 -0400

US arrests Chinese national on spying chargeA Chinese national who came to the US on a student visa and later enlisted in the army reserves was arrested Tuesday in Chicago and accused of helping Beijing attempt to recruit American scientists and engineers. Ji Chaoqun was allegedly tasked with providing Chinese intelligence with biographical information about eight American citizens -- some of whom were US defense contractors. The 27-year-old, who first arrived in Chicago in 2013 to study electrical engineering on a student visa, was charged with one count of knowingly acting as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the US Attorney General.



  CNN Perfectly Sums Up Confusion Surrounding Rod Rosenstein   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:30 -0400

CNN Perfectly Sums Up Confusion Surrounding Rod RosensteinIf the reported possible ouster of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,



  The Latest: Dallas officer's attorney says firing unfair   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:38:16 -0400

The Latest: Dallas officer's attorney says firing unfairDALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man's own apartment (all times local):



  Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:49:18 -0400

Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause sufferingABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.



  6 Reasons You're Getting a Smaller Social Security Check   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:41:47 -0400

6 Reasons You're Getting a Smaller Social Security CheckMost workers are eligible to create a my Social Security account and get a personalized estimate of their future Social Security payments at various ages. Here's why you might get a reduced Social Security benefit in retirement. Your Social Security statement provides as estimate of how much you are likely to receive at your full retirement age, age 62 and age 70.



  Donald Trump's Boastful Comments Draw Laughter At United Nations General Assembly   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:41:54 -0400

Donald Trump's Boastful Comments Draw Laughter At United Nations General AssemblyPresident Donald Trump claimed his administration is one of the most



  Pit bull hit by car on Long Island may have saved child   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:36:41 -0400

Pit bull hit by car on Long Island may have saved childJayden, 12, said the driver blew through a stop sign, dodged a parked car and then hit his dog, Niko. Jayden believes Niko protected him by getting between him and the car.



  Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Tapped To Question Christine Blasey Ford In Senate   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:58:38 -0400

Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Tapped To Question Christine Blasey Ford In SenateSenate Republicans have tapped Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor



  Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: Netanyahu   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:01:47 -0400

Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to continue combatting Iranian "entrenchment" in Syria and coordinating with Russia after the downing of one of Moscow's planes. "We will continue to act to prevent the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and continue the security coordination between the Israel Defence Forces and Russian army," Netanyahu told reporters.



  How a Breakthrough Therapy Helped Two Paralyzed People Walk Again—Years After Their Injuries   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:07:04 -0400

How a Breakthrough Therapy Helped Two Paralyzed People Walk Again—Years After Their Injuries'The spinal cord can relearn to walk again'



  Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence party   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:45:52 -0400

Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence partyThe UK government has demanded China respect the autonomy of Hong Kong after Beijing banned a political party in the city that supports independence from China. “We are concerned by the decision” of the government, the Foreign Office said in a statement. “The UK does not support Hong Kong independence, but Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and its rights and freedoms are central to its way of life, and it is important they are fully respected.” The ban was instituted on Monday on the grounds that the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was found a threat to national security as Beijing continues to stamp out challenges to its sovereignty. It is the first such ban on a political party since the former British colony was handed back to China by the UK in 1997. Police requested the ban in July under the Societies Ordinance, which allows groups to be prohibited in the interests of national security and public safety.  Under the move, it is now illegal to be a party member, raise money for the group and to participate or act on behalf of the organization. Anyone in violation could face up to three years in prison and thousands in fines, according to a government notice posted online. Pro-democracy demonstrations in the special administrative region in 2014 largely failed to usher in political reforms. Since then, activists have continued speaking out. However, pro-independence supporters have been barred from running for office, including Andy Chan, a founding member of HKNP. Others have been disqualified from the legislative council.  The ban came one day after a controversial high-speed rail link opened connecting Beijing to Hong Kong, a move that also stoked concerns about the growing reach of China into the city diminishing its autonomy.



  Man who tortured, drowned ex-roommate set to die Wednesday   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:47:27 -0400

Man who tortured, drowned ex-roommate set to die WednesdayHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who taunted a jury to sentence him to death is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel.



  The 2019 Subaru Forester Goes for Mass Appeal   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:59:00 -0400

The 2019 Subaru Forester Goes for Mass AppealAs we type this, Subaru is chasing its 82nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. This comes as no surprise to those of us who live and work in Car and Driver’s hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it seems that every other car is an Outback. A brand name that once conjured images of rally racing is now more synonymous with trips to the grocery store, and with this new generation the Forester has lost both its manual transmission and its available turbocharged engine, with no signs that either will make a return.



  Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:01 -0400

Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: CopsWilliam Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.



  Rod Rosenstein Attends White House Meeting As Job Is Reportedly In Jeopardy   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:59:56 -0400

Rod Rosenstein Attends White House Meeting As Job Is Reportedly In JeopardyDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing special counsel



  15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:07:00 -0400

15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World



  Classmates Who Endorsed Brett Kavanaugh Now Say Claims Warrant Investigation   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:53:48 -0400

Classmates Who Endorsed Brett Kavanaugh Now Say Claims Warrant InvestigationSeveral former classmates of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who just months ago



  Marriott takes control of Panama Trump tower after long dispute   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:14:46 -0400

Marriott takes control of Panama Trump tower after long disputeWith music and fanfare, US hotel chain Marriott on Tuesday took over a hotel in Panama City mired for months in a legal spat with the Trump Organization. "Marriott International takes control as of today, managing the building in all aspects," Demetrio Maduro, general manager of the new JW Marriot Panama City, told reporters. Until recently, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel was located in the building, managed by the US president's property company, the Trump Organization -- now run by his sons.



  You can get great meaty, bold chili thanks to a multicooker   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:47:29 -0400

You can get great meaty, bold chili thanks to a multicookerGreat chili should have bold, long-simmered flavor, even if it's made with convenient ground beef. The multicooker was the perfect way to achieve this with a minimum of hands-on time.