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08/18/2018 04:55 AM
Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

Venezuelans flee economic crisis at homeThe 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.



08/18/2018 12:26 AM
52-year-old woman found stabbed to death in southwest Houston

52-year-old woman found stabbed to death in southwest HoustonPolice are searching for a suspect after a mother was found stabbed to death in southwest Houston.



08/18/2018 12:00 AM
World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims

World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed MuslimsWASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports



08/17/2018 09:08 PM
The Royal Family are 'like Scientologists' because of their 'cult-like secrecy' says Thomas Markle

The Royal Family are 'like Scientologists' because of their 'cult-like secrecy' says Thomas MarkleThomas Markle, father of the Duchess of Sussex, has claimed that the Royal Family are like Scientologists because of their secrecy. The 74-year-old, who has never met Prince Harry, also said the Royals are "cult-like" and may have secret handshakes. Mr Markle, who did not attend the wedding of his daughter after the furore caused by staging  paparazzi  photos, has previously said that during a phone call with Prince Harry, he hung up the phone and told the Duke of Sussex: "Maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead... then you could pretend to be sad." Speaking to the Sun, from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, Mr Markle said: “They are either like Scientologists or the Stepford family. "If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors. They need to speak up! “They are cult-like — like Scientology — because they are secretive. Thomas Markle Snr and his daughter Meghan Markle, in pictures "They close the door, pull the shades down and put their fingers in their ears so they don’t have to hear. “Maybe they have a secret handshake too! You cannot ask a question of them — as they won’t answer.” The former award-winning lighting director has previously said that he has been met with a wall of silence by Buckingham Palace, and reportedly last spoke with his daughter the day after her wedding. The Church of Scientology is controversial for its secretive practices and claims of brainwashing its members, which the church denies. Celebrity followers include Tom Cruise, who has donated heavily to the Church set up by American author Ron Hubbard in 1952. On  May 19 this year, at St George's chapel, Windsor Castle, Meghan Markle arrived for her wedding with her mother Doria Ragland, who divorced Thomas Markle in 1988. Both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace declined to comment on Mr Markle's claims.  



08/17/2018 07:59 PM
John Brennan: Trump Is 'Drunk On Power' — And Dangerous

John Brennan: Trump Is 'Drunk On Power' — And DangerousFormer CIA director John Brennan spoke for the first time on TV after Donald



08/17/2018 03:38 PM
Michelle Wolf's Netflix Show Canceled 3 Months After Its Premiere

Michelle Wolf's Netflix Show Canceled 3 Months After Its PremiereNetflix has nixed comedian Michelle Wolf's talk show just three months after



08/17/2018 01:20 PM
Ryan Zinke Would 'Sell His Grandkids For Big Oil,' Says Washington Governor

Ryan Zinke Would 'Sell His Grandkids For Big Oil,' Says Washington GovernorWashington Gov. Jay Inslee slammed Ryan Zinke's record on the environment



08/17/2018 12:24 PM
Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters KeralaRescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain Saturday to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the crisis as "devastating" after visiting Kerala. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced late Friday that the monsoon death toll had dramatically risen to 324.



08/17/2018 12:02 PM
Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling supportBefore 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.



08/17/2018 10:56 AM
Girl who pushed friend off bridge charged

Girl who pushed friend off bridge charged18-year-old Taylor Smith was charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her friend off a 60-foot-bridge.



08/17/2018 09:43 AM
Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says

Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion SaysAlex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence



08/17/2018 08:30 AM
7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in Oregon

7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in OregonThe Oregon family was on its way to a Vegas vacation when their SUV was hit head-on.



08/17/2018 07:51 AM
Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County

Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia CountyElection officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to



08/17/2018 07:16 AM
Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdictIn remarks to reporters at the White House, Trump again called Mueller's investigation, which had cast a cloud over his presidency, a "rigged witch hunt," but sidestepped a question about whether he would issue a presidential pardon for Manafort. The jurors met for about seven hours on Thursday without reaching a verdict on 18 criminal counts with which Manafort is charged. As president, Trump has the power to pardon Manafort on the federal charges.



08/17/2018 06:56 AM
Trump says asking SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reports

Trump says asking SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reportsPresident Donald Trump said Friday he had asked stock market regulators to look into ending the requirement for businesses to issue quarterly earnings reports. Asking the Securities and Exchange Commission -- an independent agency -- to move to twice-yearly reporting could help create jobs, Trump said on Twitter.



08/17/2018 06:49 AM
Remains of wife, two young daughters found in Colorado murder case

Remains of wife, two young daughters found in Colorado murder caseThe husband and father, Chris Watts, was arrested on suspicion he killed his family.



08/17/2018 06:12 AM
A Jury Is Deciding Paul Manafort's Fate. Then It's Donald Trump's Turn.

A Jury Is Deciding Paul Manafort's Fate. Then It's Donald Trump's Turn.WASHINGTON ― As jurors in Alexandria, Virginia, deliberate in the tax and bank



08/17/2018 04:32 AM
Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids

Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kidsA body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as



08/17/2018 04:25 AM
22 Pumpkin Bars That Will Make You Forget All About Pie

22 Pumpkin Bars That Will Make You Forget All About Pie



08/17/2018 04:20 AM
Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'

Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'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.



08/17/2018 04:02 AM
Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock Drops

Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock DropsAnyone can see that Elon Musk has been having a rough year.



08/17/2018 02:54 AM
Tesla board reportedly seeking No. 2 executive to assist Elon Musk

Tesla board reportedly seeking No. 2 executive to assist Elon MuskIn 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.



08/17/2018 02:10 AM
Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report

Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: reportThe bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their



08/17/2018 01:42 AM
Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade

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



08/17/2018 01:08 AM
AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state.



08/16/2018 10:33 PM
Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exile

Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exileA young Yazidi woman who fled to Germany but returned home to northern Iraq says she cannot escape her Islamic State group captor who held her as a sex slave for three months. Ashwaq Haji, 19, says she ran into the man in a German supermarket in February. Traumatised by the encounter, she returned to Iraq the following month.



08/16/2018 10:30 PM
Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra Jet

Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra JetBlue Oval has revealed a new limited-edition Ford Performance 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet – and it looks amazing!



08/16/2018 09:28 PM
Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structure

Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structureThe Italian government has issued an ultimatum to the company in charge of the motorway bridge that collapsed with the loss of nearly 40 lives, giving it 15 days to demonstrate that it maintained the structure properly. The transport ministry demanded that Autostrade per l’Italia show that it had previously met all its contractual obligations to ensure the proper functioning of the Morandi bridge. Should the company’s response prove inadequate, the government will judge it to be in breach of the terms of its concession to run the toll-road. The lucrative concession would then be withdrawn from Autostrade, part of the holding company Atlantia, which is controlled by the Benetton fashion empire. The coalition government has adopted an aggressive stance towards the company, blaming it for the collapse of the bridge, which has so far claimed the lives of 38 people and injured 15 others, nine of them critically. The bridge gave way during an intense thunderstorm on Tuesday, plunging around 50 vehicles to the ground, where they were crushed by giant slabs of concrete and steel girders. Between 10 and 20 people are still missing. The transport ministry is demanding that the company commit to rebuilding the bridge at its own expense and within a set period of time. It also called on the company to pay to rebuild apartment blocks that will have to be demolished and to repair damaged buildings beneath the 51-year-old bridge. Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, said he expects Atlantia to donate up to €500 million to help families and local government  Credit:  PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, said he expects Atlantia to donate up to €500 million to help families and local government deal with the aftermath of the disaster. “I will listen to the directors of Autostrade per l’Italia but I expect to see concrete gestures (from the company) immediately,” Mr Salvini said. “Genoa cannot wait and the injured cannot wait. While the lawyers and the investigators do their job, we are doing all we can to obtain from Autostrade all that is possible for the relatives of victims, the injured, the people made homeless and the city of Genoa. “As for concessions and penalties, we can talk about those from next week onwards.” Luigi Di Maio, the head of the Five Star Movement and Mr Salvini’s partner in the populist coalition, said he was determined that the company’s right to manage the toll road would be revoked. “Not only will we use the law to revoke the concession, but we’ll also apply a fine of €150 million. If they want to fight it, we’ll see them in court,” he said. The Italian state might have to step in and run the motorway, along with others managed by Autostrade per l’Italia, he said.



08/16/2018 09:00 PM
The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today

The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing todayRussian 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.



08/16/2018 05:07 PM
Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said Friday.



08/16/2018 05:00 PM
How America's Old-School Battleships Got Revenge for Pearl Harbor

How America's Old-School Battleships Got Revenge for Pearl HarborOn the American battleships, the young sailors marveled that despite a night of sound and fury their battleships had suffered nothing. They were all alive to greet the new day. The loudspeakers blared, “Now hear this. Secure from general quarters. Set torpedo defense watch.”



08/16/2018 04:59 PM
Tucker Carlson's Taco Tantrum: 'It’s An American Food! ... Those Are My Tacos. Mine!'

Tucker Carlson's Taco Tantrum: 'It’s An American Food! ... Those Are My Tacos. Mine!'Tucker Carlson likes his tacos to be American.



08/16/2018 03:58 PM
China May Be Adding a ‘Nuclear Element’ to the South China Sea, the Pentagon Warns

China May Be Adding a ‘Nuclear Element’ to the South China Sea, the Pentagon WarnsChina plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants near disputed islands



08/16/2018 02:56 PM
Judge says Trump campaign screwed up on wording of confidentiality agreements

Judge says Trump campaign screwed up on wording of confidentiality agreementsA Manhattan judge issued a ruling on Thursday that thwarts the Trump campaign’s attempts to keep a lawsuit out of open court.



08/16/2018 02:51 PM
China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list

China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-listChina has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal. The company was accused in July of falsifying data for a rabies vaccine and manufacturing an ineffective vaccine for babies, sparking widespread consumer anger. While there were no known reports of people being harmed by the vaccines, regulators ordered Changsheng to halt their production and recall the rabies vaccine.



08/16/2018 02:04 PM
Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith ask

Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith askAn online guide accompanying a pronouncement from the church president also asked people to stop referring to followers of the religion as Mormons and not to use the name "LDS" as a shorthand way of describing the faith. "The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," church President Russell Nelson said in a statement. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have long proclaimed their faith as Christian and fought any association with polygamy, which was practiced by early members of the church before they abandoned it more than 100 years ago.



08/16/2018 01:51 PM
Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, Who Sparked Both a Nuclear Arms Race and a Peace Process, Has Died at 93

Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, Who Sparked Both a Nuclear Arms Race and a Peace Process, Has Died at 93Vajpayee set off India's nuclear race but later reached out to Pakistan in peace



08/16/2018 01:24 PM
Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas

Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In ArkansasMembers and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-



08/16/2018 12:14 PM
California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fightSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.



08/16/2018 11:49 AM
Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report

Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse ReportPennsylvania's newly released grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse



08/16/2018 11:36 AM
Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authoritiesBy Felipe Iturrieta and Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement. Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. The planes were undergoing checks of passengers, baggage, and their cabins and holds by police and airport security, it said. (Reporting by Aislinn Laing and Felipe Iturrieta, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)



08/16/2018 09:57 AM
Police say remains are 'consistent' with missing Iowa boy

Police say remains are 'consistent' with missing Iowa boyLA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Human remains recovered from a creek this week are believed to be those of a 16-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his small Iowa hometown in April, authorities said Thursday.



08/16/2018 09:41 AM
Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia Boy

Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia BoyNew Mexico authorities Thursday said the remains found Aug. 6 at a makeshift



08/16/2018 09:29 AM
Michigan Lawmaker Apologizes For Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Apologizes For Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentAmid mounting criticism, Michigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott has apologized



08/16/2018 09:00 AM
Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says

Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman SaysAs Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury's shocking



08/16/2018 08:38 AM
Vatican feels 'shame and sorrow' over U.S. grand jury report on abuse

Vatican feels 'shame and sorrow' over U.S. grand jury report on abuseThe Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow". The grand jury on Tuesday released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. In a statement, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke also said the Catholic Church "must learn hard lessons from its past", and that the Vatican vowed to hold abusers and enablers accountable.



08/16/2018 07:54 AM
Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s ConfirmationWASHINGTON ― Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for



08/16/2018 07:54 AM
Tesla Keeps Beating Projections for Its Model 3 Production Ramp Up

Tesla Keeps Beating Projections for Its Model 3 Production Ramp Up8,000 cars a week is reportedly in sight.



08/16/2018 07:53 AM
26 Best Coffee Table Books to Buy & Gift This Year

26 Best Coffee Table Books to Buy & Gift This Year



08/16/2018 07:38 AM
Iran's Economy Can't be Shielded from U.S. Sanctions

Iran's Economy Can't be Shielded from U.S. SanctionsTehran has no real defense against U.S. sanctions.