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  • Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest

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    Yahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:43:50 -0400
  • USS John McCain Hits Oil Tanker, 10 Missing

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    The Navy said five sailors were hurt in the collision between the guided-missile destroyer and the 183-meter (600-foot) Alnic MC, an oil and chemical tanker.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:01:04 -0400
  • Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight Questioned

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    The airline said the incident occurred on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:24:37 -0400
  • Spain attacks: The imam who 'ate up the brains' of youths

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    A dead Moroccan imam has become a key target of the probe into Spain's twin terror attacks, suspected of having created the cell in a picturesque town near the Spanish Pyrenees that allegedly launched the deadly assaults last week. The blast likely changed the plans of the attackers, who instead used vehicles to smash into pedestrians on Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard and in the seaside resort town of Cambrils. "On Tuesday morning, he left saying he was going on vacation to Morocco," said fruit-seller Nordeen El Haji, 45, who four months ago moved into the apartment that Satty occupied in Ripoll.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:42:12 -0400
  • Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:06:43 -0400
  • Inventor claims he dumped Swedish journalist's body after she died in 'accident' on his self-built submarine

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    The inventor who was the last person to see missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall after she vanished while taking a submarine trip for an article has changed his story, claiming he dumped her body in the sea after she died in an accident on his vessel. The 30-year-old, who has written for several respected international publications, was last seen on Mr Madsen's submarine on the night of 10 August. Kim Wall has still not been found Credit: TOM WALL/AFP/Getty Images Peter Madsen, 46, previously claimed they both escaped the submarine, which sank, alive, but now says she died onboard so he "buried her at sea", according to Danish police. Mr Masden, who has been accused of negligent manslaughter, "told police and the court that there was an accident on board the sub that led to the death of Kim Wall, and that he subsequently buried her at sea in an undefined location of the Koge Bay" south of Copenhagen, police said in a statement. The court case is taking place behind closed doors but the police revealed the inventor's explanation after a request from the defence and prosecution. Danish authorities have been searching for Wall, a 30-year-old reporter who had been writing a feature story about Madsen, since she failed to return from an interview with him aboard the 60-foot (18-metre) Nautilus. Peter Madsen (R), builder and captain of the private submarine "UC3 Nautilus" talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on Friday, August 11 Credit: BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images He was rescued by a private motorboat after his submarine sank and he swam to safety. The inventor, who is famous in his home county of Denmark for building the submarine, had set off with Ms Wall on the Thursday evening from Copenhagen's Refshale Island. His submarine had not returned by the early hours of Friday morning, so a search commenced and he was arrested after Ms Wall was not seen on shore. Police now believe she is dead and are searching for her body. The effort, which involves divers, helicopters and ships, has been under way along the route the submarine took since Friday. The journalist was born in Sweden and studied at the London School of Economics, Columbia University in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris.  Kim Wall disappeared after taking the trip She divided her time between New York and Beijing and had written for the New York Times, Time Magazine and the Guardian.  Mr Madsen appeared calm during an interview with Danish television shortly after the submarine sank, saying: “I am fine, but sad because Nautilus went down.” He said there had been a problem with a ballast tank that “turned into a major issue”.  Nautilus, named after the ship from the classic science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, was built by Mr Madsen after raising $200,000 (£154,000) online.  

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:09:18 -0400
  • How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipse

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    If cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:45:20 -0400
  • Teenager's final hours captured in photos taken by ex-boyfriend before he shot her and pushed body off a cliff

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    Jolee Callan, 18, was shot twice in the head by former partner Loren Bunner after he convinced her to go hiking in east Alabama in August 2015. Three more photos show Ms Callan walking the dog and later holding the dog while looking out at a view after hiking up a mountain in Cheaha State Park. Police said Bunner called 911 to report he had “murdered his ex-girlfriend” while driving home from the crime scene and pulled over to wait for the authorities, according to the Shelby County Reporter.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:29:18 -0400
  • Migrant boats in Black Sea spark fears of new route

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    Romanian authorities said Monday that they had caught a fishing boat with 68 asylum seekers off Romania's coast, the second such incident in a week, raising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up. The boat carrying Iraqis and Syrians, including 23 children, was intercepted late Sunday in the Black Sea in Romania's southeastern Constanta region, officials said. The group was brought to the port of Mangalia for medical examinations on Monday before being handed over to the immigration authorities, she said.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:45:43 -0400
  • Canada's Trudeau warns against entering country 'irregularly'

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    "Canada is an opening and welcoming society," he told reporters in Montreal following talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:03:49 -0400
  • Suspect Named As Long-Time Marine As Vigil Held For Florida Cops Killed In The Line Of Duty

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    Everett Miller was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. A vigil was held for Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Richard Howard on Sunday.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:28:00 -0400
  • Turkish political refugees flock to Germany, seeking safety

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    BERLIN (AP) — The Turkish judge sits in a busy cafe in a big German city. Thirteen months ago, he was a respected public servant in his homeland. Now he is heartbroken and angry over the nightmarish turn of events that brought him here.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:57:16 -0400
  • US launches probe after second deadly Navy collision

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    The US Navy announced a fleet-wide global investigation on Monday after the latest in a series of accidents left another 10 sailors missing and five more injured. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson ordered crews to prepare pauses in their operations to allow a "comprehensive review" of practices after the destroyer USS John McCain collided with a merchant tanker off Singapore. "As you know, this is the second collision in three months and the last of a series of incidents in the Pacific theater," Richardson said.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:05:17 -0400
  • Falwell Jr. defends Trump's response to Charlottesville

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    “He doesn’t say what’s politically correct — he says what’s in his heart,” Falwell said. “He does not have a racist bone in his body. I know him well.”

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:56:21 -0400
  • Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

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    SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:16:16 -0400
  • Vehicle rams into bus shelters in Marseille kills one

    A man who rammed a car into two bus shelters in southern France on Monday, killing at least one person, was known to police for minor crimes and had psychological issues, a police source said.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:36:01 -0400
  • Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires back

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    The judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the suspect in Monday's shooting waited in a car outside the courthouse for almost an hour before Mr Bruzzese arrived.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:05:00 -0400
  • Syria's Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won

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    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his country had foiled Western designs to topple him but his army had not yet won the fight to end Syria's six-year-old insurgency. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the "battle continues, and where we go later and it becomes possible to talk about victory...that's a different matter". "Their direct support - politically, economically and militarily - has made possible bigger advances on the battlefield and reduced the losses and burdens of war," Assad added.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:09:32 -0400
  • How To Watch 2017 Solar Eclipse In AR, VR

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    On Monday, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire U.S. for the first time since 1918.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:38 -0400
  • Group of Gazan children get first glimpse of Jerusalem

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    Dozens of Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip saw Jerusalem and two of its holy sites for the first time on Sunday as part of a UN-run exchange programme. Ninety-one children aged between eight and 14 crossed from the blockaded Palestinian enclave into Israel before visiting Jerusalem, according to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA. All but seven had never been out of Gaza, said UNRWA's Scott Anderson.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:40:57 -0400
  • Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China

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    One U.K.-based consultancy predicts that by 2021 Taiwan will have the world's biggest talent deficit

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:20:33 -0400
  • Trump has made Afghanistan decision after 'rigorous' review: Mattis

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    By Idrees Ali AMMAN, Reuters - President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United States' strategy for Afghanistan after a "sufficiently rigorous" review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Soon after taking office in January, the Trump administration began a review of U.S. policy on Afghanistan, which has expanded into a broader South Asia review. "I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position," Mattis told reporters traveling with him aboard a military aircraft to Jordan.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:16:01 -0400
  • Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

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    An Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief outdoors. Justice Rajendra Kumar Sharma said women in villages often endured physical pain waiting until darkness to relieve themselves outdoors. The judge labelled open defecation -- a major health problem in India -- disgraceful and deemed it torture to deny women a safe environment for relief, the woman's lawyer Rajesh Sharma told AFP.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:54:18 -0400
  • Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:50 -0400
  • Community Helps Man Arrested After Leaving Kids Home Alone to Go to Work

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    His wife reportedly has stage 4 cancer.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:42:00 -0400
  • As cities rush to remove Confederate symbols after Charlottesville activists in Hollywood, Florida fear violence

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    In a small city in south Florida, a relatively quiet effort to simply remove street signs bearing Confederate names has felt the reverberations caused by the bloody events in Charlottesville last weekend – and it has activists worried. Just fifty miles south of the President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, activists and community leaders in Hollywood, Florida say that they’re finally on the brink of victory in their years-long effort to rename three streets that bear the names of Confederate generals – just as many other communities across the country are considering their own Confederate monuments. Activists say a previous protest over renaming the signs attracted a lot of faces they now are seeing pop up in pictures from the Virginia white supremacy rally.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:05:00 -0400
  • Two people killed in plane crash near Oregon airport where people plan to view solar eclipse

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    Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to watch the solar eclipse later today The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile south of Madras Municipal Airport. Authorities did not identify the victims. The Federal Aviation Administration says the small plane was approaching a central Oregon airport when it crashed near where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse, the Oregonian/Oregonlive reports. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane that crashed Saturday was a single-engine, homebuilt Wheeler Express. The Oregonian/Oregonlive reports that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Campers have been gathering at the airport for Monday's eclipse. About 200,000 people are expected in the area that's considered a prime viewing spot as the moon completely blots out the sun.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:48:38 -0400
  • Solar eclipse 2017: Curtain of darkness sweeps across America as country witnesses once-in-a-lifetime event

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    Crowds along the West Coast of the United States were awed by the eclipse of the sun, turning out in huge numbers to observe the celestial phenomenon. People massed in an arc across the western part of the country to witness the rare event, with large gatherings reported in multiple states that fall under the "path of totality" in which a total eclipse is visible. Spectators directly in the path of totality were treated to a rare sight, when the sun and moon align directly and the only visible portions of the sun were the solar flares that shoot out from the sun’s surface, visible only along the edges of the black circle created where the moon obscured the closest star to earth.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:14:00 -0400
  • U.S. Navy says USS John S. McCain sailing to port under own power

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    A U.S. warship damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday is sailing under its own power and heading to port, the U.S. Navy said. "Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities," the Navy said in a statement posted on the website of the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. "In addition to tug boats out of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Gallant, RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark are currently in the area to render assistance," it said.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:24:29 -0400
  • Flying dogs caught in action

    These excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines’ exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:30:30 -0400
  • Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe flies home

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    Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model. Mugabe, who had been sought by police for allegedly attacking the 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel, was granted diplomatic immunity in the case by South Africa's foreign minister on Saturday. "The minister has made the determination that the conferring of diplomatic immunity is warranted in this particular instance," the ministry said Sunday, citing a need "to maintain good inter-governmental relations" in the region.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:37:25 -0400
  • 100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack

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    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:11:44 -0400
  • President Trump Disbanded a Federal Panel Aimed at Fighting Climate Change

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    The panel formed in 2015

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:38:53 -0400
  • Guy falls into a giant sinkhole because he was too busy looking at his phone

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    Let this be a lesson to us all. A man riding a scooter was going down a street in the Chinese city of Guangxi, when a massive sinkhole suddenly opened up ahead of him. SEE ALSO: Giant sinkhole appears overnight, swallows 25 tonnes of fish His arm up, looking at his cell phone, he remains oblivious to the scene and carries on driving — until he falls right in. Here's the moment it happened: Large sinkhole forms in Guangxi early Thursday. Scooter driver doesn't see it in time, launches right into it (driver OK). pic.twitter.com/ME4YfD2Va6 — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 18, 2017 According to Chinese reports, the man was uninjured and managed to climb out of the pit, which measured two metres (6 ft) deep, eight metres long (26 ft) and five meters (16 ft) wide. While sinkholes don't usually open in the middle of the road for no reason, it's been happening more in rapidly urbanising parts of China, where extensive roadworks shifts the soil underneath the asphalt. Authorities have yet to offer an official reason for the sinkhole. But users on Chinese social media website Weibo had little sympathy for the rider. "He's using a phone while riding a scooter. Sorry I really have no sympathy," said one user. "It's fine if you walk on the sidewalk while using your phone but this is too much, it's so dangerous," another chipped in. "What the heck was he thinking playing with his phone while riding?" one asked. Well one thing's for sure, he probably won't be using his phone while driving again for a long time. WATCH: Three construction innovations that will change the way we build

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:28:16 -0400
  • Today’s huge Amazon sale on Nerf guns is your back to school gift to yourself

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    You know how there are some toys you buy for your son or daughter, but in reality they're completely for you? Yeah, you're about to load up on all of the Nerf guns and Nerf gun gear you can handle, and you'll have to play it off like you're buying them for your kids. Dealing with back to school shopping can be stressful at times, and that might be why Amazon chose today to have an insane sale on all the Nerf guns and accessories you can handle. There are 21 different items available at discounts up to half off, and you can shop the entire sale right here. Below, you'll find our picks for the 10 best bargains in this monster sale.  

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:08:24 -0400
  • Men Partially Blinded From A Solar Eclipse Warn Others To Watch Safely

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    That’s how long two Oregon men say they looked at a partial solar eclipse with their naked eyes 55 years ago before it burned their retinas, causing permanent blindness.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:05:19 -0400
  • Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

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    Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionise warfare and create new "weapons of terror" that target innocent people. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX joined more than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence entrepreneurs in signing a letter to the United Nations calling for action to prevent the development of autonomous weapons. "Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare," warned the statement signed by 116 tech luminaries, also including Mustafa Suleyman, cofounder of Google's DeepMind.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:39:03 -0400
  • Former Obama DHS Secretary: 'Confederate monuments are a threat to public safety'

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    Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Confederate monuments are "becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK."

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:00:39 -0400
  • 'Catching' a U-2 fresh back from America's air wars

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    By Phil Stewart AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. The plane itself was designed in the 1950s to grip the lightest parts of the atmosphere some 70,000 feet above the Earth, so, in the words of one of the U-2 pilots, "it really doesn't want to stop flying." Enter the Dodge Charger, which along with another so-called "chase car" helped guide the spy plane down to the runway, speeding at about 90 miles per hour - an operation perfected over the many years of the famed U-2 Dragon Lady's operations.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:04:24 -0400
  • Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister said Monday that the country's police intelligence played a major role in foiling a plot to bring down an Emirati passenger plane that was supposed to take off from Sydney bound for the United Arab Emirates' capital, Abu Dhabi.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:31:50 -0400
  • Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police

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    By Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:16:28 -0400
  • Steve Bannon reveals 'biggest White House divisions in history' after being fired by Donald Trump

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    Donald Trump's ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon has spoken out against divisions in the White House, claiming "no administration in history has been so divided among itself". Within hours of leaving the Trump administration, Mr Bannon returned to the helm of Breitbart News, a far-right news site he ran before becoming the main architect of Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Mr Trump appeared to support the move, tweeting: "Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at Breitbart News... maybe even better than ever before.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:47:00 -0400
  • The National Park Service Raises Prices for Seniors

    Senior citizens will soon be asked to pay more to visit National Parks and federal recreation areas in retirement. The price of the senior pass to National Parks will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017. The America the Beautiful -- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass , which covers lifetime visits to National Parks, has been $10 since 1994.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:01:57 -0400
  • Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

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    Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. "Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airline has thus far been unable to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha," read a report on the SPA news agency. "Qatari authorities have not allowed the aircraft to land as it did not have the right paperwork, although the paperwork was filed days ago," SPA said.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:46:23 -0400
  • How to watch today’s solar eclipse live on any device

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    The opportunity to check out a total solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing, but not everyone will be in a position to actually stick their head outside for five minutes when it happens. Even if you're going to be stuck inside during the rare celestial event, you can still enjoy it thanks to the magic of the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0 As long as you have access to some kind of an internet-enabled device, you can catch full HD coverage of the eclipse thanks to NASA's streaming prowess. The group will be streaming the eclipse as it happens across the United States, following its path from Oregon to South Carolina, and grabbing all of the best shots along the way. Here's where to catch the live video: Nasa.gov Facebook Live Twitter/Periscope Twitch.tv UStream YouTube NASA's plan for its live stream obviously includes on-the-ground video feeds, but it will also be checking in with camera angles from 11 different spacecraft, over 50 high-altitude balloon teams set up for observations, and they'll even be checking in with the crew of the International Space Station for their view of the event. Actually, watching NASA's stream is starting to sound a whole lot better than just looking up at the sun on our own. A total solar eclipse is actually a fairly regular event, occurring every year or two on average, but what makes spotting one so difficult is that it's only visible within a very narrow band here on Earth. Many times, that band covers more ocean than dry land, but today's eclipse slices right across the entire United States, making it a pretty special occurrence. The next time a total solar eclipse will be visible throughout a good chunk of the United States is in 2024, and prior to today, the most recent total solar eclipse to actually cross the US was way back in 1979. Coverage of the eclipse will begin today (Monday, August 21st) at noon EDT, with the first shots of the actual eclipse beginning to roll in at around 1pm EDT. Wherever you are, be sure not to miss it, one way or another.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:59:40 -0400
  • SeaWorld: Former trainer says deaths of three killer whales a 'disgrace to humanity'

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    A former killer whale trainer at SeaWorld has spoken out about conditions at the attraction, after the deaths of three orcas there this year. Last week, Kasatka became the third killer whale at the Californian theme park to die. The orca was 41 years old, making her the oldest killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:46:00 -0400
  • Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:50:12 -0400
  • This First Day Of School Photo Is A Beautiful Example Of Co-Parenting

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    An Oklahoma mom’s viral first day of school post is highlighting the beauty of co-parenting.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:21:35 -0400
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