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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



  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.



  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



  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.



  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.



  '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).



  Bill Cosby sentencing: Read Andrea Constand’s powerful full victim impact statement   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:05:42 -0400

Bill Cosby sentencing: Read Andrea Constand’s powerful full victim impact statementA judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home. More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault stretching back decades, but Ms Constand's case was the only one to result in a criminal trial, with many of the cases passing the statue of limitations. Cosby has denied all accusations against him.



  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.



  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



  Former Bush Administration Official Stands By Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:46:37 -0400

Former Bush Administration Official Stands By Brett Kavanaugh's AccuserFormer U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin is supporting the woman who accused



  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.



  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.



  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.



  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):



  New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda Ardern   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:25:51 -0400

New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand’s so-called “First Baby” - the three-month-old daughter of prime minister Jacinda Ardern -  has made her debut on the international political stage, appearing at a peace summit at the United Nations with her mother. Ms Ardern kissed Neve Te Aroha before addressing the summit, during which the baby was held by Clarke Gayford, Ms Ardern’s partner. Mr Gayford sent an image of his daughter’s United Nations security pass, which playfully listed her title as “First Baby”. "Because everyone on Twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN ID, staff here whipped one up," he wrote. "I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside the UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st." Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up. I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st. pic.twitter.com/838BI96VYX— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018 Ms Ardern, 38, is her country’s youngest leader and the first to take maternity leave. She is only the second leader in modern history to give birth while in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Ms Ardern said she and her partner made “a very practical decision” to take Neve with them into the United Nations summit in New York. “Neve is actually nearby me most of the time in New Zealand, she's just not always caught,” she said. Clarke Gayford holds baby Neve while Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit:  CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS  "But here when she's awake we try and keep her with me so obviously that was the occasion.” A United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the organisation was delighted to see Neve in the General Assembly hall. “Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother,” he said. “Just five  percent of the world’s leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible.” Jacinda Ardern addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP Ms Ardern has been feted by the United States media during her visit and appeared on NBC’s Today Show shortly after her arrival. She joked that taking her daughter on a seventeen-hour flight “at the time felt on par” with running the country. "But between Clarke and I we managed it," she said. "You don't know until you are there of course, but [motherhood] has met my expectations, the joy though has far surpassed my expectations."



  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.



  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



  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.



  Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh's Accusers   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:20:59 -0400

Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh's AccusersAt 1 p.m. on Monday, supporters of the women who accused Supreme Court nominee



  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.



  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.



  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



  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.



  Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during voting rally   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:23:47 -0400

Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during voting rallyMichelle Obama said she hoped to get Nevada residents "fired up" to vote.



  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.



  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.



  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,



  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.



  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.



  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,



  Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:17:45 -0400

Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 timesLOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday night.



  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.



  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.



  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.



  Rod Rosenstein’s Fate Might Determine Whether You See The Mueller Report   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:45:17 -0400

Rod Rosenstein’s Fate Might Determine Whether You See The Mueller ReportWASHINGTON ― If President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod



  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



  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'



  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.



  Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:41:50 -0400

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assaultBill Cosby, 81, spent his first night alone in a Pennsylvania prison after being accustomed to a life filled with handlers and household help.



  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.



  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.



  Iran's politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after revolution   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:10:53 -0400

Iran's politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after revolutionTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hard-liners batter President Hassan Rouhani over his faltering nuclear deal, sending his popularity plummeting. Women in the streets film themselves removing their mandatory headscarves, or hijabs, in protest. Meanwhile, state television airs moments from a major corruption trial.



  The 79 Most Delish Skinny Pastas   Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:31:00 -0400

The 79 Most Delish Skinny Pastas



  Twitter Users Taunt Donald Trump After World Leaders Openly Laugh At His UN Speech   Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:16:54 -0400

Twitter Users Taunt Donald Trump After World Leaders Openly Laugh At His UN SpeechWorld leaders openly laughed at President Donald Trump as he boasted of his



  Republicans Don’t Care About Women And Their Sham Hearing For Blasey Ford Proves It   Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:50:53 -0400

Republicans Don’t Care About Women And Their Sham Hearing For Blasey Ford Proves ItThe president of the United States, the Senate Majority Leader, the Chairman



  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



  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.