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  • Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged

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    The release of "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House" and the secret recordings made by its author, Omarosa Manigault Newman, get under the president's skin.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:06:18 -0400
  • Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report

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    The bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:10:44 -0400
  • Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says

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    Alex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:43:15 -0400
  • Immigrant Dads Say ICE Separated Them From Their Kids Again With No Explanation

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    Sixteen migrant fathers who had previously been separated from and then

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:00:41 -0400
  • Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videos

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    Harrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26. The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that's engulfed 223,610 acres of land in Northern California so far. A report from Cal Fire breaks down the details surrounding the fiery phenomenon. SEE ALSO: A fire tornado hit California. Here's how it happened. Per the report, the tornado "was a large rotating fire plume that was roughly 1,000 feet in diameter at its base" and managed to reach a height of 40,000 feet.  In late July, we covered news of a fire tornado in the area on the evening of July 26. It's unclear whether the fire tornado in the report is the same as the one that garnered media attention at the time, according to Cal Fire.  "Observations from witnesses and other evidence suggest that either several fire tornados occurred at different locations and times, or one fire tornado formed and then periodically weakened and strengthened causing several separate damage areas," the report says. Fire tornados can happen when extreme heat spins up from the ground. As Mashable's Mark Kaufman explained at the time: Firefighters captured the disturbing video above from a helicopter, as well as footage taken from a fire engine, and from the Keswick Dam on the Sacramento River.  The Carr Fire continues to ravage parts of Shasta County and Trinity County. It is 77 percent contained, and other fires continue to rage in Northern California and other areas These fires are spurred on by extreme heat and dryness in the region. While human-caused climate change isn't necessarily the direct cause of any single weather event, like these fires, it can make extreme weather more likely now and in the future. WATCH: Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:11:00 -0400
  • Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires

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

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:57 -0400
  • Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Mailbox

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    No letters for these folks today!

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:06:34 -0400
  • Netanyahu questioned again over alleged graft

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went through a new round of questioning on Friday, police said, amid graft allegations that have threatened to topple him. The premier was questioned at his official residence in the context of investigations by the national economic crimes unit, a police statement in Hebrew said. Investigators arrived at the premier's Jerusalem residence in the morning to interview him over allegations of corruption involving local telecoms giant Bezeq and its largest shareholder, Shaul Elovitch, according to Israeli media reports.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:28:32 -0400
  • Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

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    Before a joint session of Congress and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Tsai said, "At a time of great political pressure against Taiwan's international space, you have spoken for the rights and obligations of Taiwan as a member of the international community." Belize is one of 18 countries that still recognize Taiwan. Belize receives financial aid from Taiwan for scholarships, agriculture and healthcare.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:02:20 -0400
  • Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'

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    President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:20:17 -0400
  • Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids

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    A body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:32:12 -0400
  • Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock Drops

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    Anyone can see that Elon Musk has been having a rough year.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:02:29 -0400
  • Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victims

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    GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of negligence by Italian officials.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:31:03 -0400
  • Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

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

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:55:22 -0400
  • Ryan Zinke Would 'Sell His Grandkids For Big Oil,' Says Washington Governor

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    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee slammed Ryan Zinke's record on the environment

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:20:33 -0400
  • Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General, Dead At 80

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    Kofi Annan, a former United Nations secretary-general, died at the age of 80

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:35:24 -0400
  • Over a Dozen Specially Trained Dogs Join Search for Hiker Missing for Nearly Three Weeks

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    28-year-old Samantha Sayers was last seen August 1 when she went missing during a day hike at Vesper Peak in Snohomish County.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:05:34 -0400
  • The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today

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    Russian attempts to dupe, confuse or weaken the West date back at least to the early decades of the 20th century. An outfit called the Cheka charted a course that’s still being followed today.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:00:37 -0400
  • Turkish People Are Smashing Their iPhones to Protest President Trump's Tariffs

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    Videos of Turks smashing their iPhones have gone viral online in response to new tariffs and sanctions imposed by President Trump.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:08:04 -0400
  • Colorado Killings: Bodies of Pregnant Mom Shanann Watts, 2 Kids Found After Dad Chris Watts Allegedly Confesses to Murders

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    Chris Watts reportedly confessed to killing his wife and two children.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:52:18 -0400
  • Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

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    Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a number two executive. In closing trade, Tesla shares skidded 8.9 percent to $305.50 following the publication of the interview with The New York Times. Musk opened up to the newspaper about the personal toll he says he has endured, working marathon hours trying to ensure that deadlines are met, with Tesla ramping up production of its crucial Model 3 sedan.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:44:16 -0400
  • Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

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    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:58:25 -0400
  • Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County

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    Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:51:06 -0400
  • World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims

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    WASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:23 -0400
  • 3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugs

    The 3M Co. has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the hearing protection devices, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. A settlement frees 3M from the inconvenience of a long investigation and litigation, it said. The 3M payment settles allegations that 3M and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies Inc., knew the ear plugs it sold the military were too short for proper insertion into the users' ears and could loosen and not perform effectively in some people, the Justice Department said.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:22:02 -0400
  • Girl who pushed friend off bridge charged

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    18-year-old Taylor Smith was charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her friend off a 60-foot-bridge.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:56:35 -0400
  • Report: White House Counsel Is Cooperating Extensively In Russia Probe

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    Don McGahn, the White House counsel, has been cooperating extensively with

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:38:02 -0400
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.

    President Donald Trump is calling Paul Manafort a "very good person" as a jury deliberates in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:58 -0400
  • 7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in Oregon

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    The Oregon family was on its way to a Vegas vacation when their SUV was hit head-on.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:30:14 -0400
  • Tesla's Board Is Reportedly Searching for a Second-in-Command to Help Elon Musk

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    After Musk's controversial tweet could cost the company dearly

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:06:43 -0400
  • Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

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

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:09:43 -0400
  • Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticides

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    It may seem like an alarmist local news story to declare your breakfast could kill you, but a new independent study claims that some of your favorite cereals could contain unsafe levels of a chemical used in a popular weed killer. The report, from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), was published online Wednesday and outlines the levels of the chemical glyphosate they found in various breakfast cereals and snacks.  Glyphosate is the major ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp and one at the center of an ongoing tug-of-war.   The World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled the chemical is "probably carcinogenic to humans," and the state of California has categorized it as a chemical linked to cancer. Meanwhile, in late 2017, the EPA concluded an assessment that declared "glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. And its with that intersection in mind that one has to look upon the new EWG report — which wasn't peer reviewed by independent scientists — with quite a bit of scrutiny. EWG versus the EPA For the study, the EWG tested dozens of samples, looking for levels of glyphosate that were above 160 pars per billion (ppb)/0.16 mg, which the organization considers the upper range of safe levels of the chemical for children to be exposed to. You can see their full results here but a few items stand out: Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal had readings of 620 ppb/0.62 mg and 780 ppb/0.78 mg. Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal had readings of 470 ppb/0.47 mg, 490 ppb/0.49 mg, and 530 ppb/0.53 mg. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats had readings of 390 ppb/0.39 mg, 1100 ppb/1.1 mg, and 1300 ppb/1.3 mg.  Those numbers seem not so great — if you use the EWG's threshold.  But the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a much higher bar for how much glyphosate is safe for a person. According to a 1993 EPA report, the safe exposure level could be as high as 2 mg a day, well above any of the rates that the EWG uncovered in their studies.  For what it's worth, The Guardian recently published a report showing that the FDA has been investigating the use of glyphosate for years but has yet to issue any public findings.  The ongoing research into glyphosate is important because It's a hugely popular pesticide, with hundreds of millions of gallons being used on U.S. crops each year. And, per The Guardian's report, "the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide."  Not that eating pesticides is a great thing, but the large discrepancies between the EPA numbers and the EWG numbers can be confusing for consumers trying to determine how much, exactly, is still safe. "Finding glyphosate in food is residue," Kaitlin Stack Whitney, an environmental studies scholar, said in an interview. "Residue limits are a subset of exposure limits as eating pesticides residue is one route of potential exposure." "So finding non-zero amounts isn't unexpected; it's's planned for and limited under current law," Stack Whitney, who also worked as a staff biologist for the EPA, added. There's also the issue of "spray drift," as Stack Whitney notes, pointing to EWG finding traces of the chemical on products labeled organic likely due to some of the pesticide drifting to those organic crops on the wind.  "The current pesticide review process struggles to account for this because agencies can't know what anyone and everyone's neighbors may grow and which chemicals they may apply," she said.  "So whether residues are from direct application or drift is critical to understanding how to address if you think the amount is unsafe." A question of methodology For Lori Hoepner, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, it's about methodology.  She notes that "it's hard enough to have consensus among scientists when you're talking about using the same methods."  "So to go from something that would determine the limit of exposure, and try to extend that information to telling consumers about what it means to find glyphosate in their food, I think it can be perceived as something of a stretch," Hoepner said. Noting that she's familiar with the EWG's work and has vouched for them as a good resource for consumers, Hoepner still expressed some reservations about they way they presented their work for this study.  "It always concerns me when science is presented in a way that is not peer-reviewed, doesn't have the oversight of additional researchers who can validate or question the method." Stack Whitney echoed Hoepner's sentiment:  "[The EWG] study is like a white paper or other reports from think tanks, well researched and written but not peer reviewed. It would be useful to review their actual data and methods but those aren't available." Hoepner also wanted to see more about how they took their samples.  "What was their method? Was it randomized? Was it all from one box? How many different boxes were used? Where did they buy them?" Hoepner said. Noting the wide ranges in some of the results, Hoepner says, "that definitely creates a question mark in my mind for validity." The corporations defend their products As for the companies identified in the study, they're standing by the quality of their products.  A statement sent via email from the Quaker brand maintained the brand's stance they're products are perfectly safe and included a passage that denied the use of glyphosate in the making of their products. A spokesperson for General Mills, producers of Cheerios, echoed this sentiment in a statement. Corporate behemoth Monsanto, which produces RoundUp, has been under fire lately for the chemical, including a recent California verdict that ordered the company to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed his constant and prolonged exposure to the chemical was to blame for him developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  In the wake of the EWG's report, Monsanto posted a rebuttal on their website accusing the EWG of "publicizing misleading information." Additionally, in an email exchange, a spokesperson for Monsanto highlighted this portion: Additionally, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge told the New York Times in response to EWG study, “[The EWG] have an agenda. They are fear mongering. They distort science.” For consumers, there's no right or wrong answer at the moment. While buying different brands may seem like an option, the prevalence of the pesticides used makes it nearly impossible to completely avoid.  The opposing sets of data can only sow more confusion and consumers are left to decide who they trust more: groups like the EWG, government agencies like the EPA, or corporations.  WATCH: Here's how long fruits and vegetables are stored before you buy them at the store

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:04:55 -0400
  • Socialists Need To Fight For Economic Change -- Not Just Another Version Of Capitalism

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    "Socialism" has become the new political buzzword. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:45:17 -0400
  • Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: source

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    Italian toll-road group Atlantia has called special board meetings next week to discuss the deadly collapse of a bridge it operates in Genoa, a source said on Friday. Autostrade per l'Italia, the Atlantia unit that manages the stretch of motorway in northern Italy where the bridge is located, is expected to hold a board meeting on Tuesday while the Benetton-backed parent company will hold its own meeting on Wednesday, the source said. A series of technical and legal issues will be presented to Atlantia and Autostrade board members next week, according to the source .

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:59:14 -0400
  • Iraq war vet gets life over 2017 US airport rampage

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    Esteban Santiago Ruiz, who is now 28, opened fire in a busy terminal at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 6, 2017, after arriving on a one-way ticket from Alaska. "While nothing can ever heal the wounds inflicted by the defendant's unspeakable and horrific acts of violence, we hope that the life sentence imposed today provides at least some sense of justice for the victims and their loved ones," US Attorney Benjamin Greenberg said in a statement.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:21:19 -0400
  • Here’s A Special Glimpse At China’s Secretive J-20 Stealth Fighter

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    We have the pictures.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:41:00 -0400
  • Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade

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    President Trump on Friday blamed Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:42:10 -0400
  • Electric Scooters Being Left Around Are Angering Residents

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    They're turning up buried on the beach and hanging from road signs.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:06:38 -0400
  • Tesla board reportedly seeking No. 2 executive to assist Elon Musk

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    In the wide-ranging interview, Musk acknowledged that his tweet last week about having "funding secured" to take Tesla private was not cleared by anyone else, including Tesla's board. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the tweet, which bumped up Tesla's stock price, to determine whether it constitutes stock manipulation. Musk's admission that it was not vetted by board members may give ammunition to investigators, but it also points out the burden of running such a large, prominent public company, and the potential consequences of haste, pressure, and naivete from a CEO.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:54:00 -0400
  • Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

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    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:59:07 -0400
  • Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say police

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

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:48:57 -0400
  • Top 10 American car shows revealed

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    The readers of the USA Today newspaper have voted on the best car shows in America, ranging from classics to vans. Here are the results…

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:10:49 -0400
  • 22 Pumpkin Bars That Will Make You Forget All About Pie

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    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:25:00 -0400
  • Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'

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    (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top Roman Catholic official on Friday vowed to ensure the widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests and cover-up revealed in this week's bombshell grand jury report would never happen again. In the most wide-ranging U.S. investigation into sexual abuse by priests since the scandal burst into the public eye in Boston in 2002, a two-year Pennsylvania investigation found evidence that at least 1,000 people, mostly children, had been sexually abused by some 300 clergymen during the past 70 years. "The substance of the report is brutally graphic and profoundly disturbing as a chronicle of evil inflicted on hundreds of innocents," Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said in a weekly letter to Catholics. "The only acceptable responses are grief and support for the victims and comprehensive efforts to ensure that such things never recur." Chaput's archdiocese was not covered by the Tuesday report, although a 2005 grand jury report found evidence that hundreds of children had been sexually abused by at least 63 priests in the district.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:48:54 -0400
  • China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report on bombers

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    China on Saturday rejected what it called an "irresponsible" Pentagon report claiming Beijing's bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific. The Thursday report said China was leveraging its growing military, economic and diplomatic clout to rapidly establish regional dominance, while its bombers were developing capabilities to hit targets as far from the Chinese mainland as possible. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the report was "presumptuous and irresponsible", stating it was "in total disregard of facts" in a Saturday statement.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:30:03 -0400
  • Bannon: Trump Was Right On Charlottesville, Left 'Just As Violent As KKK'

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    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said President Donald Trump

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:37:09 -0400
  • Family Says Funeral Home Cremated Woman by Mistake, Gave Ashes to Wrong Family

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    A Texas family has filed a $50 million lawsuit against a funeral home after their loved one was cremated by mistake. The family claims employees tried to convince them to hold a closed casket wake before admitting their mistake.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:23:57 -0400
  • The SR-71 Was America's First Stealth Spy Plane. But Keeping Her A Secret Proved Nearly Impossible.

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    To keep the program under wraps, Lockheed engineers quietly worked on the plane at the company’s Skunk Works division in Burbank, California and the Air Force’s isolated Nevada base — known as Area 51 — beginning in 1958. The first Blackbird flew four years later.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:04:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park assessing damage

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    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the slowing of Kilauea volcano's eruption (all times local):

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:18:04 -0400
  • Nebraska Woman Beams After Allegedly Attacking Boyfriend With Sword

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    Ivy Moore, 26, was arrested early Wednesday after she called police to tell them her boyfriend wouldn’t leave her Lincoln apartment.

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:10:53 -0400
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