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10/19/2017 11:31 PM
Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires

Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California WildfiresAs firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.



10/19/2017 11:18 PM
Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions

Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough QuestionsA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.



10/19/2017 10:53 PM
John Kelly Is Sad Women Are No Longer 'Sacred.' Women Are Not That Sad.

John Kelly Is Sad Women Are No Longer 'Sacred.' Women Are Not That Sad.John Kelly believes women are “sacred” ― or at least they used to be.



10/19/2017 10:24 PM
Pentagon opens Niger ambush probe as new details emerge

Pentagon opens Niger ambush probe as new details emergeUS Defense Secretary Jim Mattis revealed new details of a Niger ambush that left four US servicemen dead, including that the body of one slain soldier was not immediately evacuated. Mattis's comments come as questions mount in the US media about what happened on October 4, and criticism over President Donald Trump's handling of the aftermath. The Pentagon boss said the body of Sergeant La David Johnson was "found later" by non-US forces following the ambush, which is thought to have been conducted by jihadists in an area where an Islamic State group affiliate operates.



10/19/2017 09:53 PM
Mars Has a Mysterious "Tail," According to New Find From NASA Spacecraft

Mars Has a Mysterious "Tail," According to New Find From NASA SpacecraftSo wonderfully weird.



10/19/2017 09:38 PM
A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its Dishes

A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its DishesOne trendy restaurant is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “sourced locally.”



10/19/2017 09:32 PM
Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives

Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the MaldivesA 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married



10/19/2017 08:48 PM
24 Senators Back Latest Health Care Proposal, Offering Hope It Could Pass

24 Senators Back Latest Health Care Proposal, Offering Hope It Could PassSens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday formally introduced their proposal to shore up the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets.



10/19/2017 07:42 PM
Woman charged with beating teacher she says choked her child

Woman charged with beating teacher she says choked her childPITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who claims a public school teacher choked her daughter while disciplining her has been charged with following the teacher after school, hitting her with a brick and then pulling her from her car and beating her.



10/19/2017 06:09 PM
Man Admits to Drowning 6-Year-Old Nephew Who Had Autism: Police

Man Admits to Drowning 6-Year-Old Nephew Who Had Autism: PoliceLittle Dayvid Pakko was drowned in a bathtub, then hidden in a dumpster, police said.



10/19/2017 05:56 PM
22 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean

22 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean



10/19/2017 05:24 PM
George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”



10/19/2017 05:04 PM
Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'

Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'President Donald Trump says some white supremacist protesters are “very fine people.”



10/19/2017 04:42 PM
Read Barack Obama's Dramatic Breakup Letters

Read Barack Obama's Dramatic Breakup LettersHis messages to Alexandra McNear are high-brow and also a little much.



10/19/2017 04:14 PM
In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'

In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.



10/19/2017 04:03 PM
Meghan Markle reportedly meets Queen Elizabeth for palace tea in her 'private sitting room'

Meghan Markle reportedly meets Queen Elizabeth for palace tea in her 'private sitting room'Prince Harry's girlfriend (and rumored fiance) Meghan Markle was recently privy to an afternoon most could never even dream of.



10/19/2017 03:14 PM
Amazing photographs of rare white animals 

Amazing photographs of rare white animals This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals.



10/19/2017 03:12 PM
Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it

Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see itGrab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.



10/19/2017 03:00 PM
U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacy

U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacyDeputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that while the State Department remained focused on quelling tensions with North Korea through diplomatic channels, that the nation and world must remain prepared for the possibility that those efforts will fail.



10/19/2017 02:23 PM
McCain says he is on the rocks with Mattis and McMaster

McCain says he is on the rocks with Mattis and McMasterSenate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday painted a dire picture of his relationship with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.



10/19/2017 02:15 PM
Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?

Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.



10/19/2017 02:00 PM
7 Tips to Fund College With Scholarships

7 Tips to Fund College With ScholarshipsAs the oldest of five children, Jocelyn Paonita Pearson knew her parents didn't have a lot of money to pay for her college education. "I basically wasted an entire year and had almost nothing to show for it," Pearson says. The one success story she had that year was a local organization's essay-based scholarship, which led Pearson to change her strategy.



10/19/2017 01:55 PM
Toddler Makes Amazing Face On 'Frozen' Ride At Disney World

Toddler Makes Amazing Face On 'Frozen' Ride At Disney WorldWalt Disney World is a gold mine for epic photos ― especially when it comes to those on-ride shots.



10/19/2017 10:05 AM
FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting

FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking StingThe FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.



10/19/2017 08:32 AM
CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For Her

CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For HerLulu the black Labrador wasn’t cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog.



10/19/2017 07:03 AM
Here Are the Disturbing Numbers on Puerto Rico One Month After Hurricane Maria

Here Are the Disturbing Numbers on Puerto Rico One Month After Hurricane MariaA million people in Puerto Rico lack water and three million are still without power



10/19/2017 06:27 AM
Want to Clap Your Heart Out for Xi Jinping? There's an App for That

Want to Clap Your Heart Out for Xi Jinping? There's an App for ThatClap as hard as you can for the Chinese leader's soundbites



10/19/2017 06:10 AM
Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one

Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills oneOne person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters. An unidentified body was found in a guest room and two people were injured, said Htay Lwin, a spokesman of hotel owner Htoo Group.



10/19/2017 03:46 AM
Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters

Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down HatersSouthwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.



10/19/2017 12:29 AM
Relatives of freed Afghanistan hostage say he and family deeply traumatised

Relatives of freed Afghanistan hostage say he and family deeply traumatisedJoshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The family of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting that Joshua Boyle – the only member of the family to speak in public since their rescue – has yet to receive medical or psychological clearance. On Wednesday, the family of the 34-year-old said it was a blessing to have them at home and safe.



10/18/2017 11:20 PM
TV Star Launches Bid For Russia's Presidency

TV Star Launches Bid For Russia's PresidencyRussian television star and journalist Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday she will run for president in the country’s 2018 election ― a bid that may spark voter interest but hinder efforts to unseat Vladimir Putin.



10/18/2017 11:08 PM
List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease

List of missing people shrinking as California fires easeSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive.



10/18/2017 10:51 PM
School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs

School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial SlursA disturbing video featuring five white teens gleefully taking turns chanting a racial slur has launched an investigation in a Utah school district.



10/18/2017 10:27 PM
Texas judge postpones execution of 'tourniquet killer'

Texas judge postpones execution of 'tourniquet killer'A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the "tourniquet killer" for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women in the Houston area whom he also raped. The order from Harris County Judge Maria Jackson to put a 90-day stay on the execution was issued a few hours before Anthony Shore, 55, was set to be put to death by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT). District attorneys in Harris County, which includes Houston, and neighboring Montgomery County, requested the stay to examine Shore's claim that another death row inmate tried to persuade him to take the blame for a murder for which the other inmate had been convicted.



10/18/2017 09:22 PM
Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police

Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: PoliceA Delaware woman worried about being deported — even though she was in the country legally — was charged with murder earlier this week after allegedly drowning her 5-month-old son and his 5-year-old half-brother, police say



10/18/2017 08:40 PM
6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon's New Headquarters

6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon's New HeadquartersThe open request for proposals has caused a frenzy at city halls around the country



10/18/2017 08:10 PM
White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow

White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widowThe back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier’s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.



10/18/2017 06:29 PM
Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral

Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viralNo matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.



10/18/2017 06:00 PM
Top Syrian Army General Killed In Battle for Deir Ezzor

Top Syrian Army General Killed In Battle for Deir EzzorMajor General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.



10/18/2017 04:30 PM
GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away

GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Awayproposed on Friday that hospital emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to help keep health care costs down.



10/18/2017 04:24 PM
Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media

Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state mediaZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.



10/18/2017 04:07 PM
Gretchen Carlson wants sexual harassment legislation on Trump's desk

Gretchen Carlson wants sexual harassment legislation on Trump's deskAuthor and former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has become a champion and prototype for speaking out against workplace sexual harassment, and now she is determined to take her advocacy to the next level by putting sexual harassment legislation on President Donald Trump’s desk.



10/18/2017 04:01 PM
Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a baby

Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a babyBilly Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about!



10/18/2017 03:55 PM
Deadly shooting at business park in Edgewood, Md.

Deadly shooting at business park in Edgewood, Md.Three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Md.



10/18/2017 03:41 PM
Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director

Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI DirectorWASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again dodged questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.



10/18/2017 03:39 PM
Las Vegas Security Guard Breaks Silence on Ellen DeGeneres’ Show

Las Vegas Security Guard Breaks Silence on Ellen DeGeneres’ Show“You being shot in the leg saved so many people’s lives,” said Ellen DeGeneres, Wednesday, to the Mandalay hotel security guard who was allegedly the first to confront Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.



10/18/2017 02:43 PM
Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital

Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To HospitalCaitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity.



10/18/2017 02:09 PM
Top Syrian general killed by Isil landmine near Deir Ezzor

Top Syrian general killed by Isil landmine near Deir EzzorA senior Syrian commander and one of President Bashar al-Assad’s most trusted generals has been killed during an operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine, a field commander in the elite Republican Guard, died after a convoy he was travelling in hit a landmine on Wednesday morning as they drove through Hawija Saqr near Deir Ezzor province.  Zahreddine, who was in his late 50s and instantly recognisable by his full grey beard, had been leading 7,000 troops in the battle to retake the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from the jihadists.  He also led government offensives against armed opposition in the central Homs province and near the capital, Damascus, in the earlier days of the conflict. Issam Zahreddine addresses his troops in Deir Ezzor His death will be a major blow to the regime, which has lost huge numbers of high-ranking soldiers and generals over the course of the six-year war.  He was a controversial figure who was pictured last year posing next to hanging corpses which appeared to have been tortured before being cut into pieces.  In another, he is seen walking beside a line of bodies so long he and some of his troops stopped before they even reached the last one. He is named in a lawsuit filed by the family of the late veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in an artillery attack in Baba Amr district of Homs.  Zahreddine had been in charge of an operation to root out rebels in the central city at the time in February 2012.  The Colvin family alleges that Zahreddine, after learning of the Sunday Times journalist’s whereabouts, ordered a targeted artillery attack on the makeshift opposition media centre where she had been staying.  The regime has denied the attack on the American was deliberate.  And last month the major gave an interview warning Syrian refugees not to return to the country, saying the army would “never forgive or forget”. "If you know what is good for you, none of you return,” he said in a Syrian state TV interview. The commander later apologised and said his comment was misinterpreted, and he was only referring to Isil and rebel fighters who had killed Syrian troops. He was remembered online on Wednesday by government supporters as a hero who gave his life for his country, but by opposition backers as a war criminal. Several top Syrian, Russian and Iranian commanders have been killed in recent months in fighting around Deir Ezzor.  The province is the last remaining stronghold of Islamic State, which has put up a tough fight to retain control of the strategic oil-rich region.  With the defeat of Isil in its former capital, Raqqa, this week, the battle against the group will now centre on Deir Ezzor where it has now largely been confined and under attack from both Syrian troops and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. 



10/18/2017 12:10 PM
Toyota continues with the fuel cell hard sell

Toyota continues with the fuel cell hard sellThe Fine Comfort Ride Concept, which will be making its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is yet another attempt by Toyota to convince the masses that hydrogen is the fuel of the future. The concept, which is being pitched as the premium sedan of the future, uses a combination of clever packaging (the motors are integrated into its wheels) and clever shapes (technically speaking the car is a rhombus rather than rectangular-shaped) in order to offer ample space for six adults without extending the wheelbase beyond 3.5m. Although every major mainstream car company has invested in and is studying the capabilities of fuel cells, Toyota has been selling hydrogen-powered cars for several years and demonstrating how this form of electrification not only most closely mirrors the traditional gasoline-powered car-owner experience (long driving range, fast re-fueling times), but could also be an innovative way of power delivery.



10/18/2017 11:51 AM
First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland

First floating wind farm starts operation in ScotlandThe world's first floating wind farm started operations off the coast of Scotland on Wednesday, opening up the possibility of turbines at sea depths that would avoid spoiling views from the shore. The 30MW Hywind farm, operated by Norwegian oil group Statoil in partnership with Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar, is located 25 kilometres (16 miles) off the Aberdeenshire coast. Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president of Statoil's New Energy Solutions, said in a statement that Hywind "will pave the way for new global market opportunities for floating offshore wind energy".