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- GOP Strategist Quits 'Corrupt' Party Of 'Feckless Cowards,' Will Vote For Democrats - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:55:57 -0400
Veteran GOP strategist Steve Schmidt renounced his Republican Party membership
- Are asylum seeking families being separated when they cross the border legally? - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:29:59 -0400
Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said yesterday that DHS is not separating families seeking asylum who enter the country at ports of entry.
- Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:22:08 -0400
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.
- 'Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular Wolf - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:45:30 -0400
The mystery of a seemingly bizarre "wolf-like" creature that was shot and
- 2-Year-Old Gets Through Pool Safety Gate With Ease to Highlight Importance of Child Supervision - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:54:02 -0400
The Wyman family posted the video to Facebook to show the importance of keeping a close eye on your children around the pool.
- South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for August - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:06:12 -0400
The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.
- Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:37:47 -0400
Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small Arms Survey. The survey, produced by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, says it bases its estimates based on multiple sources, including civilian firearms registration data from 133 countries and territories and survey results in 56 countries.
- Best Bites: Tacos 4 Ways - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:14:17 -0400
Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your
- Who’s to blame for families being separated at the border? - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:45:55 -0400
The President tweeted “change the laws” on Monday, but there is no law requiring families to be separated -- only the zero tolerance policy that’s prompting it.
- Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof Of Citizenship Law - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:22:42 -0400
A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Kansas from requiring people to
- Tesla's Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:34:03 -0400
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk accused an employee of "extensive and damaging sabotage" to the company's operations in an email sent on Monday to company employees. Musk said an employee had made code changes to the company's operating system and exported "large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties," according to the email, which was obtained by Reuters. The company is investigating whether the employee "was working with any outside organizations," the email said.
- He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant children - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:52:34 -0400
Jake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said it’s troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.
- Man Accused Of Making $1.3 Million In Fraudulent Walmart Returns - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:42:53 -0400
Arizona police have arrested a man for allegedly swindling more than 1,000
- Indiana State Trooper Becomes Internet Star After Posting 'Slowpoke' Law Photo - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:24:34 -0400
The Indiana state trooper said he took the opportunity to "educate" the slow driver.
- Camilo Pardo's One-of-One Ford GT Is for Sale - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:00:00 -0400
Here's another chance to own one of the coolest last-gen GTs on the planet.
- 47 Ice Cream Sandwiches You Need In Your Life RN - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:28:00 -0400
- Extreme volcanic eruptions could explain mysterious rock formation on Mars - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:23:48 -0400
Could a volcanic eruption be the key to unlocking the mysterious geological history of Mars? Back in the 1960s, NASA's Mariner spacecraft discovered an extremely large and unusually soft rock formation. The makeup of the mass, now known as the Medusa Fossae formation, stumped researchers for decades because they were never able to determine how it got there. SEE ALSO: Tiny NASA satellite bound for Mars snaps photo of Earth from thousands of miles away But now, new research seems to answer that question — and maybe many others. More than 3 billion years ago, extreme volcanic eruptions on Mars dropped the huge deposit near the Martian equator, according to the new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. A 13-kilometer (8-mile) diameter crater being infilled by the Medusae Fossae Formation.Image: High Resolution Stereo Camera/European Space AgencyThe Medusa Fossae is about one fifth the size of the United States. “This is a massive deposit, not only on a Martian scale, but also in terms of the solar system, because we do not know of any other deposit that is like this,” planetary scientist Lujendra Ojha, the lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Ojha and his colleagues used gravity data from spacecraft orbiting Mars to measure the formation density. Through this, they were able to determine that the rock was unusually porous, allowing them to rule out other potential compositions like ice. On a basic level, the formation is a bunch of hills and mounds of sedimentary rock but because much of Mars’s history is shrouded in mystery, a finding like this is huge. An isolated hill in the Medusae Fossae Formation. The effect of wind erosion on this hill is evident by its streamlined shape.Image: High Resolution Stereo Camera/European Space Agency.Eruptions of the magnitude suggested by the study would also have an enormous impact on the planet's climate as well. A considerable amount of “climate-altering” gases like hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide accompany most volcanic eruptions and would have spit out enough water to cover the red planet in a global ocean, the study says. These findings paint a better picture of what habitability on Mars would look like, as well as the usefulness of gravity surveys. “Future gravity surveys could help distinguish between ice, sediments and igneous rocks in the upper crust of the planet,” co-author and planetary scientist Kevin Lewis explained. WATCH: NASA is attempting to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time
- Ford And John Cena Settle GT Lawsuit, Money Going To Charity - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:11:48 -0400
Hustle, loyalty, and respect don't get you far in a court of law.
- Jeff Sessions: DOJ Not Like The Nazis Because They Were Trying To Keep 'Jews From Leaving' - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:19:06 -0400
Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected claims that the Justice Department's
- Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:19:38 -0400
A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering
- Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:48:01 -0400
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.
- Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportation - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:51:00 -0400
A Texas sheriff’s deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting an undocumented immigrant’s child, and blackmailing the mother with potential deportation to keep her quiet about the attacks. Jose Nunez, 47, is being held on charges of “super aggravated sexual assault” after the mother sought help at a fire department for her 4-year-old child, who had reportedly been crying out in pain. “The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff, said during a press conference announcing the charges and circumstances.
- Photographer Reveals Heartbreaking Story Behind Viral Photo of Crying Toddler at the Border - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:58:34 -0400
He said the photo made him emotional.
- Indiana State Trooper enforces state's Slowpoke law, goes viral - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:00:00 -0400
One Indiana State Trooper has gone viral after enforcing the state's "Slowpoke" law, or "move-over" law. The internet has spoken, and many like State Trooper Stephen Wheeles' logic.
- Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20 - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:52:18 -0400
XXXTentacion, the troubled 20-year-old rapper whose grim, often suicidal rhymes propelled him to the top of the US chart just months ago, was shot dead Monday in Florida in a possible robbery, authorities said. The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight near a motorcycle store in Deerfield Beach north of Miami, the Broward County sheriff's department said. The artist whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
- Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for Iran - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:39:50 -0400
A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, said Gonen Segev was extradited from Guinea and arrested upon arrival in Israel last month on suspicion of "committing offenses of assisting the enemy in war and spying against the state of Israel." It said Mr Segev, a former energy minister, acted as an agent for Iranian intelligence and relayed information "connected to the energy market and security sites in Israel including buildings and officials in political and security organizations." Lawyers representing Mr Segev issued a statement that did not reject or accept the accusations, only saying that the indictment "portrays a different picture" than what the Shin Bet says. Mr Segev, who served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the mid-1990s, was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 32,000 Ecstasy tablets from the Netherlands to Israel using an expired diplomatic passport. Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev Credit: REUTERS/GPO A former doctor whose medical license was revoked, Mr Segev was released from prison in 2007 and had been living in Africa in recent years. The Shin Bet said Mr Segev met with his operators twice in Iran, and also met with Iranian agents in hotels and apartments around the world. Mr Segev was given a "secret communications system to encrypt messages" with his operators. The statement said that Mr Segev maintained connections with Israeli civilians who had ties to the country's security and foreign relations. It said he acted to connect them with Iranian agents who posed as businessmen. Israel and Iran are bitter enemies, and the allegations against Mr Segev are extremely grave. Israel considers Iran to be its biggest threat, citing Iranian calls for Israel's destruction, Iran's support for hostile militant groups like Hezbollah and its development of long-range missiles.
- Holocaust Survivors Condemn Family Separations At The Border - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:48:24 -0400
Reports of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border have sparked outrage
- All GOP senators want to halt separation of families at border, McConnell says - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:23:39 -0400
"The president says we need to act, the Democrats say we need to act, we say we need to act," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
- 93 Bacon Recipes That Are Seriously Addictive - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:11:00 -0400
- ‘It’s disgraceful’: Some Trump supporters condemn family separations at border - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:02:02 -0400
Several of President Trump’s supporters have been speaking out against the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the U.S. border illegally.
- Seth Meyers On Immigration: A Little Sympathy For The Apostle Paul - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:01:44 -0400
Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the Bible ― specifically the apostle
- Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:16:37 -0400
TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state, police said Monday.
- 6 Keto Recipes To Help You Survive Summer - Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:57:49 -0400
If you haven't heard about keto, you may be living under a rock.
- Supreme Court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:54:16 -0400
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to election reformers by declining to use high-profile cases from Wisconsin and Maryland to curb the ability of state lawmakers to draw electoral districts purely for partisan advantage. Sidestepping major rulings, the nine justices decided both cases on narrow legal grounds and put off perhaps until their next term, which begins in October, a more definitive ruling on whether courts can step in to limit the contentious practice known as partisan gerrymandering. In the Wisconsin case, the court ruled 9-0 in favor of Republican legislators who drew state electoral districts that helped entrench their party in power, throwing out a lower court ruling that the map had deprived Democratic voters of their constitutional rights including equal protection under the law.
- US soldier who said ‘communism will win’ and wore Che Guevara T-shirt to graduation kicked out of army - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:42:36 -0400
A US cadet who donned a Che Guevera T-shirt to his graduation in and shared a message online which said “communism will win” has been discharged from the army. In the video, Spenser Rapone opens his dress uniform to reveal a T-shirt with a red image of Argentine Marxist Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara – one of the world’s most famous revolutionaries in one of the photos which were taken at his graduation in May 2016. The 26-year-old, a cadet at US Military Academy West Point, raises his fist and flips over his cap to expose a hand-written message saying “communism will win” in another image.
- 25 Old-School Photos Of Disney Parks, Just Because - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:17:07 -0400
As the Disney parks gear up for an inevitably busy summer, we wanted to take a
- Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened' - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:54:37 -0400
A probe into the sensational murder of a young woman linked to Malaysia's ousted leader could be re-opened, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a meeting between the victim's father and the attorney-general. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with military-grade plastic explosives near Kuala Lumpur in 2006. The Mongolian's murder was the most shocking aspect in a scandal involving allegations that an associate of recently ousted premier Najib Razak arranged huge kickbacks for the purchase of French submarines in 2002.
- 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt: Here Are the Options - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:36:00 -0400
The choices are limited, which is perfect.
- Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:33:47 -0400
According to an order issued on Monday, U.S. District Judge James Otero decided it was unnecessary to hear arguments on the request by Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti to lift a 90-day stay imposed on April 28. In imposing the stay, the judge cited the potential overlap between Daniels' lawsuit and a separate criminal probe by federal prosecutors in Manhattan that he said could result in Cohen's indictment.
- Fruits and Vegetables: How Much Is a Serving? - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:58:19 -0400
We teach you how to determine serving sizes of fruits and vegetables to help you reach your recommended daily amount.
- Michelle Obama Seconds Laura Bush's Criticism Of Child Separation Policy - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:41:18 -0400
Former first lady Michelle Obama neatly criticized the Trump administration's
- Emilia Clarke Says Goodbye To ‘Game Of Thrones’ In A Heartfelt Post - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:23:05 -0400
The Breaker of Chains has broken our hearts.
- The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:37:47 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT):
- Screaming children heard crying for parents at US detention centre after being separated at border under Trump policy, in distressing audio recording - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:10:00 -0400
As the Trump administration continues to defend its new “zero tolerance” policy on immigration, audio has reportedly revealed the cries of immigrant children hours after they are separated from their families at the US border. The audio reportedly comes from inside a US Customs and Border Protection detention facility, where migrant children are held as their parents face prosecution for crossing the border illegally. Under the Trump administration's new zero tolerance policy, all adults caught crossing the border illegally are required to face criminal charges – a process that inevitably separates them from any children they bring with them.
- Rachel Maddow Struggles To Read Report Of Babies Sent To 'Tender Age' Shelters - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:58:18 -0400
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tried to share a breaking story from The Associated
- British Man Accidentally Kills Himself While Demonstrating 'Stab-Proof' Vest - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:42:24 -0400
Jordan Easton mistakenly thought he was wearing a vest that was 'stab-proof,' authorities said.
- Re-Boot: The All-New VW Jetta Plays a Little Golf - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:26:00 -0400
The Golf with a trunk returns, sort of.
- BMW M4 GTS Spied Testing With Extreme Aero Kit - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:28:55 -0400
Because the GTS isn't already hardcore enough...
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- Kim Jong-un set to brief Xi Jinping on Trump summit during third trip to China - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:16:37 -0400
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in China for a two-day visit on Tuesday, a week after his historic summit with Donald Trump. The visit is his third to China since March and comes as Pyongyang seeks China's help in easing hard-hitting sanctions which were rolled out last year in response to the regime's build-up of nuclear weapons. Kim is expected to brief Chinese president Xi Jinping on his discussions with Mr Trump, who announced last week that joint US-South Korea military would end - bolstering China's position in the region. China, meanwhile, will be seeking to use North Korea as a bargaining chip amid heightened trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, observers say. "Trump has approved tariffs against China, so it is time for China to play the North Korea card to deal with America," said Deng Yuwen, an international relations expert and senior researcher at the Charhar institute in Beijing. Kim Jong-un is visiting China for the third time since March Credit: AP "If Kim does not want to abandon the nuclear arms completely, then China will be happy to act as a broker between Pyongyang and the US," he told The Telegraph. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced the visit on Tuesday before several reports noted activity at Beijing International Airport which suggested a high-level visit was taking place. Rocket man: How Kim Jong-un emerged from his father's shadow to silence the doubters Kim's first visit to China - and his first foreign trip as leader - came in March, when he arrived in Beijing in an armoured train from Pyongyang. He also met Mr Xi in the northern port city of Dalian in May. Both previous visits were not announced by China's tightly-controlled media until Kim had left China. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photo in Beijing in March Credit: AP CCTV's announcement ahead of his arrival on Tuesday morning suggested that Chinese and North Korean authorities were less nervous about the security of North Korea's young leader. China has broadly supported moves by the United States to denuclearise North Korea. However, Beijing has become less keen to confront Pyongyang with harsh measures as the threat of military action from Mr Trump recedes. News of Kim’s visit to Beijing came as South Korea and the Pentagon confirmed they would halt the annual Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August. A statement from the South Korean defence ministry said the two sides “agreed to suspend all planning activities” relating to the exercises. The move would please Chinese leaders and Kim, who has been on a global charm offensive in recent months, culminating in his ground-breaking meeting with Mr Trump in Singapore last week. Additional reporting by Christine Wei