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Terrifying Body Cam Footage Shows Deputy Driving Through Raging California Wildfire

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:59:24 -0400

As a wildfire closed in and thick smoke clogged the air, the sky an angry red, the sheriff‚??s deputy told a dispatcher that the road he was on had become ‚??nearly impassable.‚?Ě



No verdict on 1st day of jury work in burning death trial

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:05:44 -0400

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) ‚?? Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death in 2014. The judge sent the sequestered group back to their hotel for the night, and court will be back in session for more deliberations Monday.



Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:11:13 -0400

The Spanish government has¬†warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence¬†within three days¬†or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of¬†10am¬†local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue.¬†¬† The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a ‚??No‚?Ě would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid.¬† Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE¬† That is now set to be applied¬†on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by¬†Thursday¬†at¬†10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government‚??s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way‚?Ě to Madrid‚??s request. If he did not do so, he ‚??will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,‚?Ě he said.¬† Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said ‚??the most radical influences had prevailed‚?Ě in Mr Puigdemont‚??s decision. But the Catalan president‚??s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government‚??s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence¬†on Thursday.¬† ‚??The CUP would have sent a very different letter,‚?Ě said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major¬†Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.



Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:56:07 -0400

Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 



#MeToo: Alyssa Milano's Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:01:49 -0400

#MeToo quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault are.



Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:03:50 -0400

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Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: source

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:59:36 -0400

Tesla Motors, which recently missed its production target on the high-profile "Model 3," has dismissed hundreds of employees following annual performance reviews, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. "Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved," the spokesperson said. Tesla, which was co-founded by Elon Musk, announced the first deliveries of the Model 3 cars in July.



Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big Battlecruiser

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:43:00 -0400

Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.



Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:45 -0400

Airbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.



Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia AirAsia flight

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:37:41 -0400

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ‚?? Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended.



Trump Says There's 'No Such Thing As Obamacare Anymore' One Month Before Enrollment Starts

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:23:14 -0400

President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday the Affordable Care Act no longer exists, a statement that follows a long list of actions his administration has taken to undermine the law.



Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:12:25 -0400

The death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history.¬† Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were¬†wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical centres and some of them [were taken] directly by their relatives for burial." Most of the bodies in have been burnt beyond recognition, and police are braced for the number to rise due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the blast, which is the Horn Of Africa's deadliest single attack. Men and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb Credit: Mohamed ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images Following the attack, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning. Crowds gathered in Mogadishu yesterday (SUN) with protesters condemning the bloodshed.¬† The Somali government blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terror group that has fought a long running insurgency against Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda affiliated organisation had not claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday evening. Al-Shabaab has carried out multiple recent attacks on the city using grenades, guns and bombs in its quest to topple the government, which is backed by the UN, and rock the African Union.¬† In January, the group killed at least 28 by ramming a car bomb into a hotel near parliament and then detonating a second device when ambulances arrived on the scene. In June it murdered 31 in an attack on a pizza restaurant. Civilians evacuate from the scene of the explosion Credit: REUTERS/Feisal Omar The organisation was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011, and has recently suffered a series of severe territorial losses to African Union peacekeepers and government troops, supported by US drone strikes.¬† "They don't care about the lives of Somali people, mothers, fathers and children," Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said of the weekend's bombing. "They have targeted the most populated area in Mogadishu, killing only civilians." Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday: ‚??The UK condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attacks in Mogadishu, which have claimed so many innocent lives.¬† ‚??Those responsible have shown no regard for human life or the suffering of the Somali people. The UK will continue to support Somalia in the fight against terrorism.‚?Ě A Somali soldier helps a wounded civilian Credit: AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh Despite the frequency of attacks on Mogadishu, the scale of the blast over the weekend has left the city reeling. Concrete buildings in the Hodan district were flattened by the explosion, with cars set on fire and smoke hanging heavy in the air. Hospitals put out desperate pleas for blood donations, and dazed people searched through piles of rubble, metal and bloodied sandals looking for family members. "With a heavy heart I would say this is the worst attack I have ever witnessed," Masoud Mohamed, who lost family members in the blast, told AP. Among those reported to have died in the attack are three brothers who worked at a nearby shopping centre, four volunteers with the Somali Red Crescent Society, and a local freelance journalist.



U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:34:47 -0400

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. Judge William Bryson issued the ruling in federal court in Marshall, Texas, in a longstanding dispute between Allergan and generic drugmakers Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Akorn Inc. Bryson said a group of patents Allergan obtained on Restasis, which are set to expire in 2024, should not have been granted because they describe methods of treatment that were obvious in light of earlier patents granted to the company.



Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:26:04 -0400

In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers ‚?? name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.



Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:42:33 -0400

This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)



Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless Marriage

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:39:31 -0400

Raise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.



The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:13:00 -0400

Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.



Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:12:54 -0400

A family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.



In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:43 -0400

Scientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars.



Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:29 -0400

Authorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park



US Navy Seals tasked with North Korea 'decapitation' strike could be part of exercises

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:39:02 -0400

A unit of US special forces tasked with carrying out ‚??decapitation‚?Ě operations may be aboard a nuclear-powered submarine docked in the South Korean port of Busan, the nation‚??s newswire reported on Monday, citing a defence source. The USS Michigan, an 18,000-metric ton submarine, arrived in Busan on Friday, ahead of a ten day joint US-South Korean drill led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The US Navy maintains that the Michigan, known for carrying special-ops teams, is docked in a ‚??routine port visit.‚?Ě The US military also denies training for decapitation missions or regime change, and does not typically comment on Navy SEAL deployments. However, the presence on board the Michigan of what appeared to be silos for tiny submarines used to transport US Navy SEALs for their most covert missions deep inside enemy territory, has increased speculation that they may take part in training sessions. The Navy confirmed to Business Insider that the pods, spotted on top of the submarine, are used by Naval Special Warfare units. A U.S. MH-60S Sea Hawk flies by Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Shimakaze as it steams behind the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan Credit: Reuters Earlier this year, the South Korean media reported that US special forces, including SEAL Team Six, the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, would take part in the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve joint military drills in March, to practise incapacitating North Korea‚??s leadership in the event of conflict. North Korea‚??s 33-year-old dictator Kim Jong-un is ‚??extremely nervous‚?Ě of clandestine assassination plots, according to South Korea‚??s intelligence agency. After Pyongyang detonated its sixth nuclear test in September, South Korean defence minister, Song young-moo, announced that a ‚??decapitation unit‚?Ě of special forces officers would be established by the end of the year. Although the unit would not be assigned to literally decapitate North Korean leaders, defence officials said the unit could conduct cross-border night-time raids. ¬† ‚??The best deterrence we can have, next to having our own nukes, is to make Kim Jong-un fear for his life,‚?Ě Shin Won-sik, a retired three star general told the New York Times.



Iraq says Kurds have brought in PKK fighters in 'declaration of war'

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:49:53 -0400

The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey's separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a "declaration of war." Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, denied the accusation. "This is false, there are no PKK in Kirkuk, only Peshmerga," he told Reuters, referring to KRG military forces.



Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:04 -0400

Sometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC ‚?? Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 ‚??This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse.¬† Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you



Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From Terrorists

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:26:26 -0400

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city.



Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and Spain

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:46:58 -0400

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country‚??s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in ‚??exceptional‚?Ě weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.



Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:10:39 -0400

Whether you‚??re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you‚??ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.



Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:15:29 -0400

Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week. "The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month after the dissolution of the administrative council spoils the general atmosphere for reconciliation," a party spokesman said in a statement to Hamas media.



Groundbreaking gravitational wave discovery shows Einstein's brilliance yet again

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:53:55 -0400

Even 100 years after the fact, Albert Einstein is still getting his due.¬† On Monday, more than a thousand astronomers and physicists around the world celebrated the announcement of a landmark discovery. For the first time, researchers saw the immediate aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars ‚?? leftover stellar remnants packed with more mass than our sun but with the diameter as small as the city of Boston. SEE ALSO: Researchers watched as gold was made millions of light-years from Earth Researchers detected both the ripples in space and time sent out by the colliding neutron stars as well as the light signature from the event. This marks the first time a cosmic collision has been seen in both light and gravity.¬† It also represents another passing grade for Einstein's general theory of relativity, which he developed in 1915. On the morning of August 17, the two LIGO detectors in Washington and Louisiana, as well as the Virgo detector in Italy, felt the subtle distortion of the fabric of space and time caused by the ripples ‚?? or gravitational waves ‚?? sent out by the colliding neutron stars. This collision created heavy elements like gold, platinum, and lead. ‚??What‚??s amazing with this discovery is that theoretically all of this that was observed on August 17th was actually predicted. Over a century ago, Einstein predicted that two orbiting objects will emit gravitational waves as they spiral in, and astrophysicists predicted that as two compact objects ‚?? especially neutron stars ‚?? collide, they should emit gamma-rays in jets," LIGO scientist Vicky Kalogera said during a press conference. "And the cascade of light across the whole electromagnetic spectrum was predicted, and the production of heavy elements that might include gold and platinum should be produced," she added.¬† "So it‚??s amazing to think that in one day, in a few hours and the weeks that followed, all of these predictions were confirmed." Einstein's theory offers an elegant explanation for these gravitational waves. Think of our universe as a topsheet laid across a bed. If you put two large objects on that sheet, it would create an indentation. Our universe is similar. Massive objects like stars or black holes depress parts of the fabric of our universe. When two of these objects ‚?? like the two neutron stars ‚?? orbit one another, falling in toward each other and eventually merging, it can ripple that fabric, sending those waves out into the universe.¬† Artist's illustration of the neutron star collision.Image: caltechScientists had previously spotted gravitational waves sent out by black holes, but the August detection marks the first time LIGO or Virgo has observed colliding neutron stars. At nearly that same time as LIGO and Virgo were riding the colliding neutron stars' gravitational wave, scientists also caught sight of a gamma-ray burst associated with that collision. We had good evidence for this from previous data, but this is very direct: gravitational waves & light travelling together, we time arrival. ‚?? Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) October 16, 2017 This is very strong evidence that light and gravitational waves move at the same speed, something else that Einstein originally predicted. Being able to observe cosmic events in light and gravitational waves is a huge deal for researchers.¬† While gravitational waves carry with them signatures of the objects that created them, being able to use more traditional observatories to see the event using light ‚?? whether it be in the infrared, X-ray, visible, or ultraviolet spectrum ‚?? can let scientists gather more information than ever before.¬† WATCH: Why NASA doesn't have enough money



Netflix (NFLX) Stock Advances After Q3 Earnings Blowout

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:46:22 -0400

Streaming video leader Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. Revenue, guidance and subscriber growth all beat expectations while earnings missed expectations, and NFLX stock added about 2 percent in initial after-hours trading. The initial rise continues an absolutely stellar run for Netflix shares, which, before Monday's earnings report, had gained 63 percent in 2017, 100 percent in the last year and over 2,100 percent in the last five years.



How A New Technology Could Help Find The Next Harvey Weinstein

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:52:06 -0400

NEW YORK ‚?? There‚??s a reason women keep quiet about men like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump¬†for decades before numerous sexual assault accusations suddenly spill out at once.



Mitch McConnell Looking Queasy With Trump Prompts #FreeMcConnell Tweets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:33:11 -0400

‚??You good, bro?‚?̬† Twitter users are expressing concern for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell¬†(R-Ky.)



North Korea not ready to meet with South Korea in Russia: agencies

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:17:47 -0400

Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event and being urged to do so by Moscow, Russian news agencies said on Sunday. Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament, is due to discuss the missile crisis in separate talks with a deputy head of North Korea's legislature and the head of South Korea's parliament on the sidelines of a congress of parliamentarians in St Petersburg on Monday.



Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:05:57 -0400

Activist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.



Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:27 -0400

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) ‚?? A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone.



Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:18:00 -0400

‚??Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,‚?Ě Michella Flores told a television channel. Ms Flores, 51, had been outside the perimeter of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, watching the country music performers from outside the fence, when Stephen Paddock opened fire, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. Ms Flores, who has worked as a firefighter and paramedic before taking up her current job as a part-time flight attendant and customer service representative at Kaiser Air in Santa Rosa, told KTVU she returned to California and headed to her parents‚?? home.



Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatherings

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:27:39 -0400

A small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism's Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the city, Israeli archaeologists said on Monday. The 200-seat carved stone structure was found underneath a passageway leading to the raised esplanade where an ancient Jewish temple stood until it was razed by the Romans as they put down a rebellion in 70 AD. Unlike larger, open-air Roman auditoriums, the amphitheatre was likely meant to be an odeon, for musical performances, or a city council meeting hall known as a bouleuterion, the Israel Antiquites Authority said.



Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:30:00 -0400

Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.



Like You, This Giant Clock Is Counting Down The Remaining Hours Of Trump's Term

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:18:53 -0400

In June, a band of artists furtively installed a massive, red, digital clock on the exterior of a building on the Queens waterfront.



Man Recounts Horrific Attack That Killed His Wife, Son and In-Laws

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:59:35 -0400

He was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, face and arms



The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:18:11 -0400

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) ‚?? The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local):



'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:27:48 -0400

According to a lengthy "New Yorker" magazine profile of Mike Pence, the president has been known to mock the vice president‚??s evangelical values behind closed doors.



Trump Refuses To Blame Himself For GOP 'Not Getting The Job Done'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:59:52 -0400

President Donald Trump¬†on Monday refused to take any blame for legislative failures and fingered Republican senators for ‚??not getting the job done.‚?Ě



Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:27:50 -0400

President Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence ‚??wants to hang‚?Ě all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.



Deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:00:31 -0400

Hundreds of dead or injured from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation.



Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:50:03 -0400

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) ‚?? An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well.



Hillary Clinton: WikiLeaks is a 'tool of Russian intelligence'

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:59:05 -0400

Yeah, so we all know Hillary Clinton and WikiLeaks' Julian Assange aren't the best of friends. Well, now it's heating up. In an excerpt of an interview set to air on Australian TV program 4 Corners on Monday night, Clinton accused Assange of colluding with Russia to harm her presidential campaign. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton calls Trump the most dangerous president in U.S. history "I think Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator," she said.¬† .@HillaryClinton says @JulianAssange is a "tool of Russian intelligence". Watch the interview tonight on #4Corners. pic.twitter.com/htY89d7GVe ‚?? 4corners (@4corners) October 15, 2017 Responding to a question about Assange being seen as a martyr for free speech, Clinton said he is "a tool of Russian intelligence" and asked why WikiLeaks doesn't publish anything coming out of Russia. She claimed WikiLeaks stole information instead of receiving it, and worked closely with Russia and people in the U.S. to "weaponise that information" against her, allowing Trump to win the presidency. "I lost the electoral college by about 77,000, and what we're finding out is that there had to be some very sophisticated help provided to WikiLeaks ... to know how to target both their messages of suppression and their negative messages to affect voters," she told the program. Clinton pointed to the timing of WikiLeaks' release of emails from Clinton's campaign manager at the time, John Podesta, and how that softened the blow of Trump's "grab her by the p*ssy" tape. "I've no doubt in my mind that there was some communication if not coordination to drop those the first time in response to the Hollywood Access tape," she said. Assange responded to the claims on Twitter Monday morning, saying there was "something wrong" with Clinton, and accused her of being a "constant liar." There's something wrong with Hillary Clinton. It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement. Watch closely. Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen. https://t.co/JNw2dkXgdu ‚?? Julian Assange Ū†ĹŪīĻ (@JulianAssange) October 15, 2017 Welp, now this should be a good interview then. WATCH: Balloons may be Puerto Rico's best chance for communication



Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bomb

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:05:17 -0400

Malta‚??s prime minister has appealed for national unity¬†following the murder of a campaigning journalist who¬†had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She¬†was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement.¬† Caruna Galizia‚??s blog,¬†Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM‚?? Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women ‚??making and shaking Europe‚?Ě for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta‚??s culture of ‚??cronyism‚?Ě and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat‚??s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies.¬† Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat‚??s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation. ¬†Mr Muscat called - and won - early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases.¬† ¬†‚??There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,‚?Ě she wrote in the last line.



Man Revisits Site of Girlfriend's Fatal Cliff Fall as Family Claims He 'Got Away With Murder'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:21:00 -0400

The incident was believed to be a tragic accident, but Rhonda Casto's mom says he murdered her daughter and is "going to rot in hell for it."



108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:54:00 -0400

The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force‚??s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become ‚??concurrency orphans‚?Ě ‚?? airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.



Baghdad accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war'

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:08:30 -0400

Baghdad said Sunday that foreign Kurdish forces were present in the province of Kirkuk in what amounted to a "declaration of war", dramatically raising the stakes in its dispute with Iraq's Kurds. Kurdish officials denied Baghdad's claim that forces from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were among its peshmerga fighters in an armed standoff with Iraqi troops in the oil-rich province.