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  • Here Are 6 Of John Bolton's Most Belligerent Op-Eds In Recent Years news

    President Donald Trump named John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:24:13 -0400
  • Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation' news

    Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:32:36 -0400
  • Austin Bomber Is A Terrorist Of Our Own Making news

    It's been a hell of a few weeks here in Austin, Texas, and the last one was

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:57:04 -0400
  • Surveillance video shows Vegas gunman methodically bringing suitcases of weapons to hotel room news

    In the week before the Las Vegas mass shooting, Stephen Paddock brought at least 21 suitcases to his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel as he gradually amassed 23 guns and thousands of rounds of ammo.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:59:40 -0400
  • Fed-Up Parkland Students Featured On Time Magazine Cover news

    Time magazine's new cover features survivors of February's Marjory Stoneman

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:59:54 -0400
  • Taiwan says should educate its youth on dangers of China news

    Taiwan should educate its youth about the risks presented by China where there is neither freedom nor democracy, Taiwan's main body in charge of policy making toward its giant neighbor said on Friday. China has been increasing its efforts to win over young Taiwanese, a key demographic to reach out to amid souring political relations between Beijing and Taipei, including offering incentives to set up businesses in China. China claims Taiwan as its sovereign territory and considers people from the self-ruled island to be Chinese citizens.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:15:33 -0400
  • Man Rips School Superintendent During Board Meeting, Accusing Him of Bullying When They Were Students news

    Gregg Barrett says he was tormented over his last name, Gay, by Dr. Lance Hindt, and even considered suicide at 13.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:57:13 -0400
  • Dashcam Footage Of Fatal Autonomous Uber Crash Released [UPDATE] news

    Driver and vehicle still not believed to be at fault.

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:58:11 -0400
  • Best Used SUVs Under $10,000

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    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:14:49 -0400
  • U.S. Drops Charges Against Turkish Security Accused Of Attacking American Demonstrators news

    The U.S. has dropped criminal charges against nearly all of the Turkish

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:58:35 -0400
  • Smoky condo fire in Vietnam kills at least 13, injures 28 news

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire Friday at a large condominium complex in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. At least 13 people were killed and 28 injured, with police saying it was unclear if anyone was missing.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:34:46 -0400
  • Former Mormon Missionary Center Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault news

    Years-old sexual abuse allegations against a former Mormon missionary leader

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:07:37 -0400
  • 44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area news

    Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday. The creation of a free trade area -- billed as the world's largest in terms of participating countries -- comes after two years of negotiations, and is one of the AU's flagship projects for greater African integration. "We have come here to fulfil the aspiration of our peoples for integration and unity," said Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairman of the AU commission.

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:42:08 -0400
  • These Are The Biggest Marches In U.S. History news

    On Feb. 14, a lone gunman entered the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:04:53 -0400
  • California storm soaks hillsides in Santa Barbara, Ventura counties amid mudslide fears news

    A powerful storm dropped steady rain Wednesday onto hillsides stripped bare by wildfires in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties amid fears of debris flows.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:55:38 -0400
  • How Authorities Caught the Austin Bomber Mark Anthony Conditt news

    Conditt's 'fatal mistake' was going into a FedEx store, police say

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:58:38 -0400
  • Charles Lazarus, Founder of Toys R Us, Dies at 94 news

    Charles Lazarus opened what would become the first Toys R Us store in 1948.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:04:17 -0400
  • US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking news

    The Mabna Institute "engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain" and for the benefit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the US Treasury Department said. The two founders of the Mabna Institute were among the 10 people whose assets are subject to US seizure, it said. The Justice Department said nine of the 10 had been indicted separately for conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and other crimes.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:20:30 -0400
  • Donald Trump Taunts Joe Biden: 'He Would Go Down Fast And Hard, Crying All The Way' news

    President Donald Trump has come out swinging at former Vice President Joe

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:27:02 -0400
  • Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram news

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom and told to convert to Islam.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:04:41 -0400
  • Shootout wounds 1 officer, 5 others in San Francisco news

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A shootout that sent schoolchildren and pedestrians running for cover in San Francisco wounded one officer, the suspected gunman and four others, including a minor, police said.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:08:25 -0400
  • Vietnam halts South China Sea oil drilling project under pressure from Beijing news

    By James Pearson and Henning Gloystein HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam has halted an oil drilling project in the "Red Emperor" block off its southeastern coast licensed to Spanish energy firm Repsol following pressure from China, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday. It would be the second time in less than a year that Vietnam has had to suspend a major oil development in the busy South China Sea waterway under pressure from China. A source with direct knowledge of the situation said government ministries in Vietnam had paused the project while the decision-making politburo debates whether to suspend or indefinitely terminate the contract.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:30:41 -0400
  • Spending Bill Would Prevent Employers From Pocketing Workers' Tips news

    WASHINGTON ― Tucked into the $1.3 trillion spending bill unveiled by

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:07:31 -0400
  • In court, oil company admits reality of human-caused global warming, denies guilt news

    On Thursday, in a packed federal courthouse in San Francisco, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup donned a space-themed tie and listened as scientists and lawyers formally presented the fundamentals of climate science. The hearing, dubbed a "tutorial" by Judge Alsup, marked the first time a judge has ever asked for and heard a presentation of climate science for the purposes of deciding a court case. The case Alsup is presiding over involves several fossil fuel companies and two major cities — San Francisco and Oakland. The cities are suing the world's oil giants — Chevron, BP, Shell, and others — for extracting and selling fuels that the companies knew would stoke climate change and sea level rise.  Adapting to these changes requires massive infrastructure undertakings, such as building formidable concrete sea walls, and the coastal cities want Big Oil to pay. SEE ALSO: What you learn by giving 200 Senate speeches on climate change Judge Alsup gave each side two hours to present charts, data, and research on both the history of climate science and "the best science now available on global warming, glacier melt, sea rise, and coastal flooding."  Although Alsup made clear from the outset that the event was not a trial of climate science — but a climate lesson for himself — the evidence provided likely foreshadows the arguments both sides will make during the actual trial. While admitting the reality of human-caused global warming, lawyers for Chevron (the other oil giants have two weeks to tell Alsup if they agree with Chevron's science presentation) presented outdated science and repeatedly emphasized uncertainties about how fossil fuel emissions will affect global warming. They also presented climate change as a global problem requiring a global solution, foreshadowing a defense strategy of arguing that no single company should be held liable for climate change-related damages. "Oil companies basically went from a climate deniers playbook," said Kassie Siegel, director of the Climate Law Institute , in an interview . "They overemphasized and overstated really narrow issues of uncertainty about the effects of global warming." Glad I got here early! Big crowd for climate science hearing in SF today #ClimateTrial — Amy Westervelt (@amywestervelt) March 21, 2018 For instance, the oil companies' lawyer, Ted Boutrous, cited a U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from 1990, which stated that the observed increase in global temperature could just be due to natural shifts in the planet's climate.  Nearly three decades have since passed, however, and confidence has grown about tying increasing temperatures to fossil fuel burning. A federal climate report published in late 2017, for example, found that there is no natural explanation for recent global warming.  "This assessment concludes, based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century," the report said. "For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence." As Don Wuebbles, a former White House climate science advisor and atmospheric scientist, said during the tutorial, 17 of the last 18 years have been the warmest years on record. The instrumental climate record began in the late 1800s, although researchers have far longer climate timelines gleaned from tree rings, ice cores, and other so-called "proxy" sources. While three climate scientists presented climate science basics for the plaintiffs, the defendants relied exclusively upon Boutrous, who has previously defended both Walmart and the Standard Fire Insurance Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, to inform the judge about the nuances of climate science. "I don’t know if Ted Boutrous has a background in climate science, but he has a background in spin," Siegel said. Alsup grilling Chevron on rate of change of sea level rise. Chevron says sea level has been rising for centuries, nothing new. Plaintiffs’ experts presented evidence that it’s dramatically increased in recent years, fueled by climate change. #ClimateTutorial @ClimateLawNews — Amy Westervelt (@amywestervelt) March 21, 2018 Chevron and the other oil companies may have a difficult time finding scientists who will, in a federal court, make scientific statements about climate change that oil companies find agreeable. "The oil companies are now in a real pickle," said Siegel, noting that climate scientists have previously made false or misleading statements on behalf of oil companies. Publicly, most of these companies now admit that climate change is occurring, even if they continue to sell more oil and gas that contributes to the problem.  "It's a lot harder to lie to the court under penalty of perjury," said Siegel. Richard Wiles, Executive Director of the Center for Climate Integrity, agrees. "The fact that Chevron’s lawyer, rather than an actual climate scientist, provided the court with its version of climate history suggests that the industry could not find a scientist willing to carry its water," Wiles said in a statement.  NASA satellite data observations showing sea level rise from 1993 to the present.Image: nasaOnly scientists, however, presented evidence for the plaintiffs. Along with Wuebbles, geoscientist Myles Allen, who leads Oxford University's Climate Dynamics Group, and Gary Griggs, a professor of earth sciences at University of California at Santa Cruz, presented climate science information to Alsup.  Griggs noted that significant sea level rise has been measured just miles from the courthouse near the San Francisco shore, and Allen delivered quotes from Svante Arrhenius, a scientist who in 1895 noted that carbon dioxide emissions could have a warming effect on the Earth. As for what comes next, the oil companies have filed a motion asking Alsup to dismiss the case. If this were to happen, there would be no trial, said Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, via email.  But if things proceed, the next step will likely be discovery, wherein plaintiffs and defendants exchange information that will be used as evidence in the trial. During the past few years, as climate change-related litigation has increased, oil companies have gone to great lengths to avoid the discovery process, since it could reveal what oil companies knew about climate change, when they knew it, and what they told the public and their shareholders about it. The tutorial event may have been unprecedented, but the case is just one of many current lawsuits against oil companies. Across the country, New York City is also suing the same oil companies for damage caused by human-caused climate change.  “Taxpayers around the country should ask themselves whether they want to foot the bill for climate impacts that scientists now attribute directly to the oil and gas industry or demand that polluters pay for the damages they’ve caused," Wiles said. WATCH: 'Supercolony' of 1.5m penguins discovered in Antarctica  

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:10:38 -0400
  • Man Dies After Getting Head Stuck In Movie Theater Seat news

    A man who got his head stuck in a reclining movie seat has died as a result of

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:44:47 -0400
  • Here's What Kim Cattrall Has to Say About Her Sex and the City Co-Star Cynthia Nixon's Run for Governor news

    From Sex and the City to running the city

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:16:22 -0400
  • These are the world's best airports of 2018 news

    With sunflower and butterfly gardens, rooftop swimming pool, free foot massages, and a newly introduced fully automated check-in and boarding process, Singapore's Changi Airport has nabbed the title of world's best airport for the sixth year in a row. 

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:53:58 -0400
  • Peru's president offers resignation on eve of impeachment vote news

    Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered to resign on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared his centre-right government on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America's most stable economies. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:04:10 -0400
  • 13 Most Reliable Cars On The Road

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    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:56:20 -0400
  • Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay news

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:30:04 -0400
  • Remember When Trump Said Mexico Would Pay For His Border Wall? Twitter Does. news

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to boast about the

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:42:10 -0400
  • After Years Of Deficit Doomsaying, Republicans Go On Massive Spending Spree news

    WASHINGTON ― Republicans are learning to love deficits and debt again, now

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:04:16 -0400
  • Pacific plastic dump far larger than feared: study news

    The vast dump of plastic waste swirling in the Pacific ocean is now bigger than France, Germany and Spain combined -- far larger than previously feared -- and is growing rapidly, a study published Thursday warned. Researchers based in the Netherlands used a fleet of boats and aircraft to scan the immense accumulation of bottles, containers, fishing nets and microparticles known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" (GPGP) and found an astonishing build-up of plastic waste. "We found about 80,000 tonnes of buoyant plastic currently in the GPGP," Laurent Lebreton, lead author of the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, told AFP.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:06:40 -0400
  • Retired 4-Star General: 'Simply Outrageous' That Jared Kushner Represents America news

    Retired four-star Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey did not mince his words on

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:35:54 -0400
  • How police finally found the Austin bomber news

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas' capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt wasn't cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money or police pleading to the bomber through TV.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:03:26 -0400
  • In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel news

    Air India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state. "It is the first time that there is an official connection between the state of Israel and Saudi Arabia," he said in Hebrew. There will now be three flights weekly in each direction, ending a decades-long Saudi ban on the use of its airspace for commercial flights to Israel.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:04:53 -0400
  • See How These Recent Eindhoven Graduates Are Changing The Game

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    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • United Gives Passenger a Staggering $10,000 Voucher to Give Up Seat news

    Allison Preiss was shocked at the offer.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:38:52 -0400
  • Houston car chase ends after suspect evades Texan police for more than an hour in rush hour traffic news

    The suspect in a Texas car chase has been arrested after more than an hour of pursuit. The chase, which started out at high speeds, ended in Houston just before 9.30am after the driver repeatedly stopped in rush hour traffic, and then ultimately slowed down. Police say that the driver is a suspect in a domestic disturbance case that was reported early Thursday morning, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:42:00 -0400
  • How To Cook A Precooked Ham news

    If an Easter ham is the crowning glory of your table every spring, it may be

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:45:52 -0400
  • John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security Adviser news

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will appoint John Bolton, former

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:32:12 -0400
  • French female IS fighter caught in Afghanistan: officials news

    A French woman fighting for the Islamic State group in Afghanistan has been detained, Afghan officials said Friday, amid fears that IS militants fleeing Syria and Iraq are finding their way to the country. The woman was captured during a military operation in the northern province of Jowzjan -- an IS stronghold -- on Thursday night, several officials said. "In a joint operation between NDS and Afghan special forces, five Afghan men and a French woman fighting for IS were arrested in Darzab district of Jowzjan," the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan's spy agency, said in a statement.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:01:34 -0400
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says He May Never Be 'The Right Person' To Testify Before Congress news

    When will Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg agree to answer questions

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:09:59 -0400
  • Expert: No sign of foul play in US youth's death in Bermuda news

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A U.S. student who died while visiting Bermuda for a rugby tournament died from an apparent fall and there are no signs of any foul play, police and a forensic expert said Thursday.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:04:42 -0400
  • Mercury Is Entering Retrograde Again. This Is Why So Many People Care news

    Apparent retrograde motion of planets has been seen for centuries, but there's a reason more people have started to care in recent years

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:24 -0400
  • Petersen Automotive Museum to host ‘Outlaw’ Porsche Panel news

    Celebrating all things underground Porsche culture with a new 'Outlaw' panel, the Petersen Automotive museum will host craftsmen and icons from the Porsche Hot Rod world during an exclusive event

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:08:13 -0400
  • Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017 news

    By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. Global energy demand rose by 2.1 percent last year to 14,050 million tonnes of oil equivalent, more than twice the previous year's rate, boosted by strong economic growth, according to preliminary estimates from the IEA. Energy demand rose by 0.9 percent in 2016 and 0.9 percent on average over the previous five years.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:08:23 -0400
  • Ex-Minneapolis officer charged in woman's death posts bail news

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman is free on bail.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:33:41 -0400
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Scolds His Own Party For Trying To Impeach Justices news

    The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a Republican, spoke out

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:31:01 -0400
  • Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's 4-Month-Old Daughter news

    A 23-year-old Utah man has been charged after his girlfriend's 4-month-old daughter died from serious head and neck injuries on Wednesday.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:23:37 -0400
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