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  • John Dowd Resigns As Trump's Lead Lawyer In Russia Probe news

    John Dowd resigned Thursday as President Donald Trump's lead attorney assigned

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:37:11 -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
  • 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
  • 13 Most Reliable Cars On The Road

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    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:56:20 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Woman Charged After Bodies of Newborn Twins Found in Suitcase news

    The Cross County Sheriff's Department confirms a woman has been arrested and charged in the case of two infant twins who were found in a suitcase near Wynne, Arkansas.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:29:08 -0400
  • Think twice about tariffs, President Trump. Cheap imports keep your voters afloat. news

    To the extent that Trump’s tariffs jack up prices on imports at the big retailers, we’re not just talking about an impact on household budgets. We’re also pulling at one of the few remaining threads that may be keeping our society from spinning apart.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:13 -0400
  • Austin Bomber's Recording Says He's Not Sorry, May Be A 'Psychopath' news

    The Texas man suspected of creating a series of bombs that terrorized the

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:15:00 -0400
  • Police officers save life of choking baby in body camera footage news

    A police body camera captured the moment two officers saved the life of a two-month-old girl who was choking on milk. Officers Ryan Sidders and Alex Oklander rushed to help the baby, who had stopped breathing, after noticing her mother in distress at the roadside in Ohio. In the footage, Mr Oklander is seen pulling the baby out of her car seat as his partner is heard saying “she’s choking”.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:01:28 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family of Austin Bomber Mark Conditt 'Devastated' Over His Involvement in Attacks news

    Conditt's aunt claims that the family is normal, and they are "broken" over the news.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:10:35 -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
  • 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
  • Bolton Aided An FBI-Investigated Moscow Banker And NRA To Plug Russian Gun Rights news

    In the latest chilling confluence of Russia and the U.S. government, a

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:36:54 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arizona police release video of fatal self-driving car collision news

    Police in Arizona on Wednesday release a short video showing the moments leading up to a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving car and a homeless woman who was killed. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:54:59 -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
  • Police: Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car news

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was a passenger, authorities said Thursday.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:07:01 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27 news

    By Khanh Vu HANOI (Reuters) - A fire in a Ho Chi Minh City apartment block killed 13 people in the early hours of Friday, state media and a fire department official in the Vietnamese economic hub said. The blaze at Carina Plaza on Vo Van Kiet Street in the city also left 27 others injured, said the fire department official, who did not want to be identified. "The injured are in stable condition now and we are still searching the block to make sure no one is still trapped in there." The fire began at around 1:00 a.m. (1800 GMT Thursday) at the basement of the block and quickly spread to engulf the building, trapping hundreds of residents, according to the fire official.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:33:23 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wisconsin Judge Orders Scott Walker To Call Special Elections He Refused To Allow news

    A Wisconsin judge on Thursday ordered Gov. Scott Walker (R) to call the

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:40:48 -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
  • Protests Shut Down Sacramento Kings Game, Freeways Over Stephon Clark's Death news

    Outraged over the latest police shooting of an unarmed black man, hundreds of

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:49:40 -0400
  • House Republicans vote to release Russia report news

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Thursday to adopt a Republican report on the panel's investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, formally ending a probe marred for months by bitter partisan conflict. The Republican report found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian interference.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:03:53 -0400
  • At Least 13 People Have Died in a Fire at a High-Rise Apartment Building in Vietnam news

    Officials have yet to determine what caused the condominium fire

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:14:59 -0400
  • Tesla shareholders back paying Musk billions if stock soars news

    Tesla chief Elon Musk will only get paid if the company's stock soars -- but could cash-in to the tune of more than $50 billion if it does, according to a plan approved by shareholders Wednesday. For Musk to get the maximum, Tesla's stock market value would have to grow to $650 billion, an increase of some $600 billion from current levels, and certain revenue and profitability goals would also have to be achieved. The new package, using shares which "vest" based on certain criteria, is modeled on a similar deal created in 2012, after which Tesla's market value increased by more than 17-fold.

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:54:15 -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
  • China should prepare for military action over Taiwan: Chinese paper news

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China should prepare for military action over self-ruled Taiwan and pressure Washington over cooperation on North Korea after the United States passed a law to boost ties with Taiwan, a widely read Chinese state-run newspaper said on Thursday. Beijing was infuriated when U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation last week that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa. Beijing has also been upset by Trump's threats to impose trade restrictions on China over its huge trade surplus with the United States.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:59:41 -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
  • 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
  • Sacramento Police Said They Were Making Changes. Then They Killed Stephon Clark. news

    Twenty times. Sacramento Police officers shot Stephon Clark, a young black

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:29:59 -0400
  • Trump's Advice To 25-Year-Old Self: 'Don't Run For President' news

    > Q: "What advice would you give to the 25-year-old Donald Trump knowing what

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:00:45 -0400
  • Several Kushner Properties In New York City Are Under Investigation For Alleged 'Illegal Activity' news

    The firm has responded by saying that it is the victim of "politically motivated attacks."

    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:53:19 -0400
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