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  • Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say news

    President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:43 -0500
  • Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket news

    Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500
  • Search for missing submarine concluded news

    Argentine navy says the last sound heard from the submarine was most likely an explosion, and the families of the 44 crew members have been told their loved ones are most likely dead.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500
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    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:03:04 -0500
  • Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change news

    After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:07:12 -0500
  • Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says news

    The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. “We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,” which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court." Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $100 billion of illicit money through settlements.

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:08:41 -0500
  • The Best Chance To Defeat Roy Moore May Be For The Democratic Party To Lie Low news

    Democrats are salivating at the chance to pick up a Senate seat in the Deep South.

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:50:00 -0500
  • Grief, anger as relatives learn of Argentine sub blast news

    Relatives of the 44 crewmembers aboard Argentina's missing submarine erupted in a welter of anger and grief Thursday after the navy released news of an explosion onboard, effectively ending hopes of survival. Itati Leguizamon, wife of sonar operator German Suarez, said that days of false hopes had left the families feeling manipulated by the navy which had repeatedly retained information about the crew's fate. Around 100 family members had been waiting hopefully inside the Mar del Plata naval base, the perimeter fence of which is festooned with messages of encouragement for the crew, religious images and Argentine flags and banners.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:43:06 -0500
  • Cows rain down on drivers after crash in Utah news

    Drivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph (72-kph) area, Riverdale Police Lieutenant Mike Loveland told The Independent.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:29:00 -0500
  • U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against Taliban news

    In an exclusive interview with NBC News, General John Nicholson discusses the U.S. strategy against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and why he's confident he maintains Trump's trust.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:00:31 -0500
  • Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss news

    An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:19 -0500
  • Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico news

    As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:37:25 -0500
  • Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15 news

    A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $290,000 (£210,000) for a homeless man who spent his last $20 (£15) to help her get home when she became stranded. Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol station. “My heart was beating out of my chest,” she explained. “I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. That’s when I met Johnny.” Johnny Bobbitt Jr has been living on the streets of Pennsylvania’s largest city for the past 18 months and spends every day sitting on the side of the road holding a sign asking strangers for help. “He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong,” Ms McClure recalled. “He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can.  Using his last $20 to make sure I could get home safe. Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. Credit: GoFundMe  “Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn’t repay him at that moment because I didn’t have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks. “I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him. “He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more.”   Inspired by his act of kindness, she and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, decided to start a GoFundMe page with goal of raising $10,000 (£7,500) to help get the former marine veteran back on his feet. “With the money, I would like to get him first and last month’s rent at an apartment, a reliable vehicle, and 4-6 months worth of expenses,” she said. “He is very interested in finding a job, and I believe that with a place to be able to clean up every night and get a good night’s rest, his life can get back to being normal.” She added that Johnny “is beyond humbled by the amount of support and love he has received over the last few days”. He said the donations would “change his life”. Ms McClure said the worldwide support has been “unreal”.  Newlyweds stop to help homeless man with act of kindness

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:26:36 -0500
  • Al Franken Issues Another Apology: 'I Crossed A Line' news

    issued a Thanksgiving day apology after two more women came forward to accuse him of inappropriate touching.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:03:57 -0500
  • Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report news

    Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. Teva shares in the United States have taken a plunge this year as the company has faced harsh financial woes.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:12:20 -0500
  • Michael Flynn May Be Cooperating With Robert Mueller's Russia Probe: Report news

    President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may be moving to cooperate with the special counsel investigating ties between the Trump campaign and efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times reported Thursday.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:37:45 -0500
  • Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes news

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:12:47 -0500
  • Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis' news

    Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:17:23 -0500
  • Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison news

    By Toby Sterling, Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. Mladic was hustled out of the court minutes before the verdict for angrily shouting, "This is all lies, you are all liars!" The outburst occurred after Mladic returned to the courtroom from what his lawyers described as a visit to the bathroom, then a blood pressure test which held up proceedings. The U.N. Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 of 11 charges, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, in which more than 10,000 civilians were killed by shelling, mortar and sniper fire.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:40:59 -0500
  • Zimbabwe must reform after Mugabe, says first British minster to visit country in two decades news

    Britain called on the incoming president of Zimbabwe to make good on promises to establish a new democracy following Robert Mugabe's fall from power as the first government minister to visit the country in nearly 20 years landed in Harare.  Rory Stewart, Britain’s minister for Africa, called on Emmerson Mnangagwa to show "clear resolve" on reform as he arrived in the capital for talks with officials and civil society activists on Thursday.  The visit came as Zimbabwe’s main opposition party warned Mr Mnangagwa that he must dismantle the “pillars of repression” built by Mr Mugabe if he is to live up to public expectations of change.  Mr Mnangagwa, who will be inaugurated as president on Friday, has a reputation as Mr Mugabe’s enforcer and was implicated in some of the worst human rights abuses of Mr Mugabe's 37-year rule.   But the 75-year-old grandee of the ruling Zanu-PF party should be given a chance to demonstrate commitment to reform, the Movement for Democratic Change said in its first statement since Mr Mugabe’s downfall.  “‘Cautiously optimistic’ are the words I would use,” Obert Gutu, the MDC’s spokesman, told The Telegraph on Thursday.  Timeline Robert Mugabe as leader of Zimbabwe “It is too early to say anything definitively. We will be listening very carefully to his inauguration speech,” he added. “That should give us some indication of the trajectory he intends to follow going forwards.” Robert Mugabe resigned after 37 years as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday.  Mr Mnangagwa, a former vice president who fled the country after Mr Mugabe fired him earlier this month, returned to Zimbabwe in triumph on Wednesday. He will be sworn in as president on Friday morning at a ceremony at Harare’s 60,000-seat National Sports Stadium.  In a speech to supporters on Wednesday he hailed a "new and unfolding democracy" and promised "jobs, jobs, jobs," raising hope among pro-democracy activists that he will heed demands for both economic and political reform.  However, he also repeated Zanu-PF slogans about defeating enemies and said the party would always be in power, harking back to the party's traditionally authoritarian policies.    Mr Stewart, who is the first British minister to visit since 1998, arrived in Harare to meet politicians and civil society activists on Thursday morning. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office would not confirm whether he met with Mr Mnangagwa.  “This is an absolutely critical moment in Zimbabwe’s history,” he said. Profile | Grace Mugabe “What comes next must be driven by Zimbabweans - it must be in line with the Zimbabwean constitution and will be impossible without clear resolve from the incoming government,” he said.  Mr Stewart is not expected to attend the inauguration. The government said on Thursday that Britain is putting together an unspecified package of support for Zimbabwe tied with progress on political and economic reform.  "As Zimbabwe's oldest friend we will do all we can to support a legitimate government to rebuild the country, working with international and regional partners." Earl Howe, deputy leader of the House of Lords, told peers.   Britain ruled Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, until independence in 1980. There are over 100,000 Zimbabweans living in Britain.  Alex Vines, the head of the Africa program at Chatham House, said it was not yet clear how much leverage Britain had to persuade Mr Mnangagwa to make good on promises of reform, but called the visit "very significant." "It reflects the importance of Zimbabwe psychologically to the UK, and the government attempt to show leadership among Western governments in how to respond to the leadership change there," he said.  Mr Mugabe is expected to attend Friday's inauguration. It is not clear whether his wife Grace, who had fought a fierce political battle with Mr Mnanagagwa over the succession, will join him. Mr Mugabe has not been seen in public since he delivered a televised address on Sunday night.  The 93-year-old former leader has reportedly been offered security guarantees for himself and his family, including immunity from prosecution, in exchange for his resignation.  The former first family will be granted a retirement package including a pension, government sources told Reuters. 

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:55:15 -0500
  • Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops news

    The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:06:43 -0500
  • U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing news

    A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region. Eight other people were rescued and transferred to the carrier where they were in good condition, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. "Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue with U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships and aircraft on scene," the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a news release.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0500
  • Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad news

    “He stood right there and he looked me dead in my face and unloaded the gun again on her,” the victim’s mother, Gloria Blaylock, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:23:32 -0500
  • Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching news

    Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:10:20 -0500
  • Lebanon's Hezbollah hails 'positive' Hariri moves news

    Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah organisation on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri's decision to suspend his resignation pending talks, after he returned from a mysterious, nearly three-week-long stay abroad. Hariri had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during a TV broadcast from Saudi Arabia, citing assassination threats as well as the negative impact on Lebanon and the region of Hezbollah and its Iranian patrons. After a puzzling mini-odyssey that took him to France, Egypt and Cyprus, Hariri arrived back in his homeland on Tuesday and then announced that he was putting his decision to quit on hold ahead of negotiations.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:55:17 -0500
  • Russia's New Stealth Torpedoes Have a Neat Trick: They Can Pretend to Be Giant Fish news

    This is what U.S. ship captains will scream too late, if Russia has its way. Russia is promising to develop smart mini-torpedoes that are noiseless, leave no wake—and creep through the water at two to three miles per hour. The project is still in the conceptual stage, Aliyev told Russian news agency RIA Novosti [Google English translation here].

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:13:00 -0500
  • First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign news

    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:59:49 -0500
  • FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments news

    The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:38:40 -0500
  • Egypt mosque attack: At least 235 killed as militants shoot at fleeing worshippers after detonating bomb news

    Militants have killed at least 235 people and wounded scores more at a mosque in Egypt, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances After one of the deadliest attacks in the north Sinai region's Islamist insurgency, state media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque. No group claimed immediate responsibility for Friday's attack, but since 2014 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the north of the mainly desert Sinai, where militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers. "They were shooting at people as they left the mosque," a local resident whose relatives were at the scene said. "They were shooting at the ambulances too." President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a former armed forces commander who presents himself as a bulwark against Islamist militants, convened an emergency meeting with his defence and interior ministers and intelligence chief soon after the attack. The government also declared three days of mourning. The attack was the deadliest yet in the region  Credit: Rassad News N Arabiya news channel and some local sources said some of the worshippers were sufis who hardliners such as Islamic State regard as apostates because they revere saints and shrines, which for Islamists is tantamount to idolatry. Militants have mostly targeted security forces in their attacks since bloodshed in the Sinai worsened after 2013 when Sisi, then an armed forces commander, led the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptians gather outside the mosque, which is about 25 miles west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish Credit: AFP But jihadists have also targeted local Sinai tribes that are working with the armed forces, branding them traitors for cooperating with the army and police. In July this year, at least 23 soldiers were killed when suicide car bombs hit two military checkpoints in the Sinai, an attack claimed by Islamic State. Friday's attack happened in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish Militants have tried to expand beyond the largely barren, desert Sinai Peninsula into Egypt's heavily populated mainland, hitting Coptic Christian churches and pilgrims. In May, gunmen attacked a Coptic group travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt, killing 29. 

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:03:05 -0500
  • Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts

    CHICAGO (AP) — An oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, including openly advocating for civil war and Facebook posts that that it deemed to be racist, Islamophobic or threatening.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:50:52 -0500
  • A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin news

    This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500
  • 6-Month-Old Quintuplets Dazzle in Christmas Card Photo Shoot news

    They were conceived through intrauterine insemination.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:57:57 -0500
  • What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon news

    Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:05:43 -0500
  • Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' to snap up the top job news

    Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who will take over as Zimbabwe's next president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe. It was his political ambition to take over which set off a bitter succession battle between him and Grace, the president's 52-year-old wife, triggering the crisis that toppled the autocrat, who resigned on Tuesday. When Mnangagwa was dismissed as vice president by Mugabe on November 6, it initially looked like he'd been outfoxed by the first lady, forcing him to flee the country.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:26:21 -0500
  • Russia working with Saudi Arabia to unify Syrian opposition: Lavrov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is working together with Saudi Arabia to unify the Syrian opposition, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Friday. Lavrov was speaking at a meeting with United Nations special envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who is visiting Moscow. De Mistura said a new Syrian constitution will be one of the main items on the agenda for UN-sponsored talks in Geneva next week between opposing sides in the Syria conflict, RIA reported. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Christian Lowe)

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:57:28 -0500
  • 'She Was Just Ecstatic.' Paramedics Grant a Woman's Final Wish to See the Beach news

    The woman was en route to a Queensland hospital's palliative care unit when she expressed a desire to be at the sea again

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:41:02 -0500
  • British Black Friday Was Once Again A Wonderfully Civilized Occasion news

    Shoppers in Britain appear to be shunning the chaos of Black Friday.

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:53:26 -0500
  • Roy Moore Follows Donald Trump Playbook On Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct news

    WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:31 -0500
  • Exonerated Baltimore man: $15 million verdict brings justice news

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with. Now, a federal jury has given final vindication to the wrongfully convicted man by awarding him $15 million in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:25:08 -0500
  • How One Really Big Tank Helped Save Russia from Hitler Capturing Moscow news

    In the first six months of Operation Barbarossa, the brutal Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Panzer tanks overran hundreds of miles of Soviet territory and reached the outskirts of Moscow before winter weather and reinforcements from Siberia brought a halt to their advance. In a period when the Red Army seemed on the verge of collapse, a lumbering forty-eight-ton heavy tank that could absorb German tank shells like so many spitballs was one factor that bought it badly needed time. The Red Army was an early practitioner of mechanized warfare, with thousands of light T-26 and BT tanks in its operational units when Germany invaded.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:07:00 -0500
  • This Anti-Gay Interpretive Flag Dance May Be The Gayest Thing We've Ever Seen news

    Vehemently anti-gay conservative organization MassResistance opened a conference last week with an interpretive flag dance that has us all wondering ... Are we being trolled?

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:23:45 -0500
  • Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes news

    Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:54:29 -0500
  • Chavez cousin to lead Citgo, PDVSA's arm in US news

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez -- a cousin of late leader Hugo Chavez -- to lead Citgo, the state oil company's US affiliate. "He's straight off to be Citgo president, to restructure it, to get it back, to strengthen Citgo," Maduro said in a speech broadcast on VTV state television. Asdrubal Chavez held the critical oil ministry portfolio from 2014-2015.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:48:30 -0500
  • Kellyanne Conway must be fired after breaking federal law, say former White House ethics chiefs news

    The ethics chiefs for former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama have called for White House advisor Kellyanne Conway to be fired for weighing in on the Alabama Senate race. Ms Conway sparked controversy after she attacked Republican Alabama Senate Roy Moore’s opponent on television on Tuesday. Mr Moore has repeatedly denied all accusations and any wrongdoing.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:48:00 -0500
  • Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides news

    MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:21:15 -0500
  • Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo news

    The world is so full of tech that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500
  • Group Lobbying To End Trophy Hunting Ban Is Alarmingly Close With Ryan Zinke news

    WASHINGTON — Along with receiving thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Safari Club International while running for Congress, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spoke at the hunting advocacy group’s 2016 veterans breakfast, had a notable photo-op with its director of litigation on his first day as head of the Interior Department, and dined with its vice president in Alaska earlier this year.

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:28:59 -0500
  • Eight Men Found Washed Ashore in Japan Say They Are North Korean news

    Japanese police said Friday they are investigating eight men found on Japan’s northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down.

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:40:52 -0500
  • US gymnastics doctor at London 2012 Olympics pleads guilty to abusing athletes news

    The US gymnastic team’s doctor during the London 2012 Olympics has pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual assault after claims he abused young athletes.  Lawrence Nassar, who has since stepped down from the role, said he was “horribly sorry” for his crimes during a court appearance on Wednesday.  Three of America’s ‘Fierce Five’ gymnastics squad that won team gold in the 2012 Olympics in the UK have publicly claimed they were abused by Nassar.  McKayla Maroney, one of the five, said last month: "It started when I was 13 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn't end until I left the sport. "It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver [in vault in London].” McKayla Maroney, the US gymnast Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, who both won gold in the London games, have also made abuse claims against Nassar.  Nassar was involved with the American gymnastics team for more than three decades and worked at four separate Olympic Games.  The charges he pleaded guilty to relate to his practice at Michigan State University, where prosecutors said 125 victims have come forward alleging abuse. Three of his victims were under 13 years old, and the others were between 13-15 years of age. He faces at least 25 years in prison.  He appeared in handcuffs in court and said he prayed for his victims. "I want them to heal. I want this community to heal," Nassar said.

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:39 -0500
  • 'Explosion' dashes last hopes for missing Argentine sub with 44 aboard news

    Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive. Relatives of the missing sailors reacted with grief and anger to the news after holding out hope since the sub was reported overdue at its Mar del Plata base on November 17, two days after the explosion. "An anomalous, singular, short, violent and non-nuclear event consistent with an explosion," occurred shortly after the submarine's last communication, navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi told a news conference in Buenos Aires.

    Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:26:28 -0500
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