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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore

    Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:32:58 -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
  • A Total Solar Eclipse Makes History as It Sweeps Across America

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    Day will suddenly turn into night in more than a dozen states

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:53 -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
  • 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
  • 'They wear the cap': Ex-GOP congressman rips members who are silent on KKK

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    In the wake of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, former Rep. J.C. Wattsis criticizing the reluctance of some Republicans to confront the president.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:30:30 -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
  • The Latest: Pentagon chief confirms Navy probe of accidents

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    SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:53:32 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Latest: About 20 protesters linger near Dallas cemetery

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    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:01:29 -0400
  • Wreckage of lost ship USS Indianapolis found after seven decades

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    Researchers announced Saturday they discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The wreckage was found in the Philippine Sea 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) below the surface, according to philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who headed the civilian research crew that located the ship. The ship was hit in the final days of World War II just after completing a secret mission delivering parts of the atomic bomb used in Hiroshima.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:47:13 -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
  • Total Solar Eclipse Watchers Fear the "C-Word"

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    It's a real bummer, but not the end of the world.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:00 -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
  • Commander of US navy orders worldwide 'operational pause' as analysts suspect crew fatigue may be factor in naval collision 

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    The US navy has ordered a worldwide "operational pause" to reassess its fleet, after the second accident involving a US warship and a merchant ship in Asia in about two months left 10 sailors missing off the coast of Singapore. The USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker before dawn on Monday, sending water flooding into the hull and sparking a four-nation search for the missing men. US president Donald Trump, asked on returning to the White House after his holiday for his response to the collision, replied: “That’s too bad” – comments that were roundly condemned on social media. Mr Trump later tweeted: “Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway.” Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway. https://t.co/DQU0zTRXNU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2017 The accident – the second in two months involving a destroyer with the 7th Fleet – caused Admiral John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, to order an immediate halt to operations. "This trend demands more forceful action,” he said. “As such, I have directed an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world." Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan. USS John S McCain, seen after the collision with the oil tanker Jim Mattis, the defence secretary, said that an urgent review was being carried out. “He has put together a broader inquiry to look into these incidents," said Mr Mattis. The 7th Fleet, with its headquarters in Japan, is the largest of the US navy's forward­deployed fleets, comprised of up to 70 ships and submarines, 140 aircraft, and 20,000 sailors. But it is also one of the most stretched. Donald Trump stops to talk with a Marine Corps officer and his family as he returns to the White House on Sunday Credit: AP Its position in the Indo-Asia Pacific region means that it is on the frontline of exercises around the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Seas. In the last 12 months there have been four accidents  - the most recent of which, the USS Fitzgerald collision in June, cost seven sailors their lives and resulted in the firing last week of the ship's commanding officer, executive officer and senior enlisted officer. Although the cause of the USS John S. McCain collision is not yet clear, analysts told The Telegraph they believed that human error caused by exhaustion could be to blame. “I do think questions will be asked over the deployment of the fleet,” said Ridzwan Rahmat, a Singapore-based naval expert with IHS Jane's. “I’m not surprised. The first thing that came to my mind was concern about the tempo of operations.” USS John S. McCain seen after a collision, in Singapore waters  Credit: Reuters Mr Rahmat said that “crew fatigue” could be a factor. “I wouldn’t say the US was pushing its navy too far, too fast. But it is maybe stretching its resources.” Nick Childs, senior fellow for naval forces and maritime security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, agreed that fatigue was “something you would look at”. “At the very least, it raises questions over procedures and training,” said Mr Childs. “At a situation of high tempo operations, you need to maintain training levels.” He added that the substantial damage suffered to both the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain – which limped into port in Singapore on Monday – would only exacerbate the problem. “The virtue of ships, of course, is that they can be moved around. But would you pull them from the Middle East, causing consternation in Europe about President Putin? “There is a strong political push for the US navy to be built up. But how much money do you want to spend? A Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officer shows to the media the area of the search and rescue operations for missing personnel of USS John S. McCain in Putrajaya, Malaysia Credit: Reuters “There is no doubt the US navy has the best equipped ships in the world, with a high level of competence and training. But questions about the deployments will certainly be asked.” The navy review will look at the 7th Fleet's performance, including personnel, navigation capabilities, maintenance, equipment, surface warfare training, munitions, certifications and how sailors move through their careers. Admiral Richardson on Monday directed fleet commanders to get together with leaders and command officials to make sure all appropriate actions are being taken now to ensure safety. He said the more comprehensive review would look at operational tempo and trends in personnel, materiel, maintenance and equipment, to ensure there are no bigger problems in the fleet that may be masked by the high pace of operations and budget uncertainties. "This review will be on a very tight timetable," said Admiral Richardson. "I want to get frequent updates. This requires urgent action and se need to get to it and take corrective action."    

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:58:20 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Note: Trump's return to Washington eclipsed by Charlottesville fallout

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    President Donald Trump will make his third primetime address to the American people and Vice President Mike Pence holds an event for the total solar eclipse today.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:51:02 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CNN runs news segment asking if Donald Trump is mentally ill

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    CNN ran a news segment asking if Donald Trump is fit for office after his reaction to the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. Carl Bernstein, the famed Watergate journalist, went on to call on journalists to follow the "important, crucial, dangerous story" of doubts among Republicans over Mr Trump's fitness for office. Mr Bernstein said: "Republicans in Congress, the highest of intelligence officials, the highest of military officers in our country, leaders of the business community, all of whom have dealt with the White House, and many of them dealt personally with Donald Trump, have come to believe that he is unfit for the presidency.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:23:00 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested at a bar.

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:23:35 -0400
  • Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agency. Dogan Akhanli was stopped in Spain on Saturday after Ankara issued a "red notice". The German-Turkish writer was released on Sunday but must remain in Madrid while Spain assesses Turkey's extradition request.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:43:59 -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
  • Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

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    ABU GHADDUR, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:44:58 -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
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