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  • 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
  • Colin Kahl: John Bolton believes that Trump should only meet with Kim Jong-un to get on with the bombing of North Korea news

    Former national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, Colin Kahl, talks with Rachel Maddow about new National Security Adviser John Bolton’s extreme stances on North Korea and Iran.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:19:35 -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
  • Protester sports chilling grim reaper outfit during March for Our Lives rally in Washington DC news

    One creative protester arrived at the March for Our Lives rally against gun

    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:28:45 -0400
  • Roy Moore supporters tried to buy off his accuser’s lawyer using 10,000 dollars and Steve Bannon news

    A jaw dropping new storyline surrounding last year’s Alabama special election ties Steve Bannon and Breitbart to a plot aimed to undermine Leigh Corfman’s accusations on Roy Moore

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:07:58 -0400
  • The Latest: EU recalls envoy for consultations on spy attack news

    MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:49:46 -0400
  • Water Park Operator Charged After 10-Year-Old Boy Decapitated on Slide news

    The boy died on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:44:16 -0400
  • In photos: Damien Hirst unveils 'Colour Space' paintings in UK

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    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:18:15 -0400
  • The Climate Is Changing For Climate Skeptics news

    SAN FRANCISCO ― Climate change skeptics may have outlived their usefulness to

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:19:44 -0400
  • GOP lawmaker knocks Trump for Putin call but refuses to distance himself from president news

    A top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee chastised President Trump for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — but then refused to distance himself from Trump.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:52:04 -0400
  • Solutions: Gun Violence, voters discuss Second Amendment divide news

    As thousands prepare to march to end gun violence on Saturday, Chuck traveled to Madison, Wis. to challenge Americans across party lines to achieve what Washington hasn't been able to: solutions.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:22:39 -0400
  • These Are Some Of The Best Signs From The March For Our Lives news

    Teens and their adult supporters are rallying in Washington, D.C., and other

    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:34:07 -0400
  • Teen wounded in US school shooting dies after life support removed news

    A teenage girl left brain dead after she was wounded in a school shooting in Maryland died after she was removed from life support, local officials said Friday. The girl, 16 year old Jaelynn Willey, was shot in the head by the attacker, with whom she had had a relationship. "My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head and took everything from us," said her mother, Melissa Willey, according to The Washington Post.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:24:43 -0400
  • Roseanne Barr’s outburst on ‘Kimmel’ wins cheers news

    “I’ve always liked Roseanne, she holds nothing back.” “Finally someone on a talk show with a dissenting opinion.” After her headline-making appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rosie’s got Newsroom commenters talking — and applauding. Things got a bit awkward during the Thursday appearance. Barr, who voted for President Trump (and makes no apologies), shut down the late-night host after he questioned her political views. A defiant Roseanne replied: “A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail.” Then came the bleeps: “Because we don’t want [Mike] Pence! Are you f***ing kidding me? You want Pence? You want Pence for the freaking president? Well, then, zip that f***ing lip.” Newsroom has her back. See the video above for more responses. Kimmel and Barr’s little debate ended with some laughs, and the two agreeing to disagree. What do you think of Roseanne Barr’s outburst? Join the conversation in Newsroom.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:02:14 -0400
  • 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
  • Autopsies Being Performed on Family of 4 Found Dead in Mexico news

    Authorities said they found no trace of violence on the bodies or signs of forced entry.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is up to 16 times more massive than thought news

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), a massive area of floating plastic debris that is more than twice the size of Texas, contains about 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. This is between 4 and 16 times the mass of plastic that scientists previously estimated.  What's worse is that the amount of plastic within this area is growing "exponentially," according to a comprehensive three-year-long study using 30 vessels and a high-tech reconnaissance aircraft.  The study, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, provides a detailed analysis of the size and types of plastic caught up in the Garbage Patch, which occupies about 1.6 million square kilometers, or 617,763 square miles, between Hawaii and California.  SEE ALSO: A floating 'island of trash' has surfaced in the Caribbean The GPGP is just one of five ocean garbage patches that have developed around the world as people use more and more plastic, which is not biodegradable and is used for everything from water bottles to shipping crates. A fleet of 30 vessels, each dragging nets behind them to scoop up pieces of plastic, gathered 1.2 million samples. Scientists from The Ocean Cleanup Foundation in the Netherlands, as well as six universities and an aviation sensor company, used the samples they'd gathered to build a model of how plastic is transported in and out of the GPGP.  The study estimates that the approximately1.8 trillion pieces of plastic within the GPGP weighs about 80,000 metric tons. Another unexpected finding: Most of this mass — 92 percent — is composed of large plastic debris, such as crates and bottles, while just 8 percent or so of the mass is made up of microplastics, pieces smaller than 5 millimeters in size.  Modeled mass concentration of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage PatchImage: THE OCEAN CLEANUP FOUNDATION/lebreton et. al. scientific reports."We were surprised by the amount of large plastic objects we encountered," said Julia Reisser, chief scientist of the expeditions, who works for The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, in a press release.  At least 46 percent of the mass was composed of ghostnets, or fishing nets drifting at sea, unmoored from the ships that once towed them, the study found.  “There’s a lot more plastic out there than thought,” said Boyan Slat, a co-author of the study and founder of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, in an interview. Unlike earlier studies, which focused on collecting small pieces of plastic within a smaller area of the GPGP, this one attempted to capture the full range of debris floating in the GPGP. The armada of research ships used small nets to catch the small pieces, large ones to wrangle the medium-to-large pieces, and a C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with LIDAR equipment in order to detect "these mega-pieces” of larger than 1 meter, Slat said.  Using their transport model, the researchers pointed to Asia as a main source of plastic pollution for the GPGP, particularly Japan and China, though plastics from North America contribute to it as well. Plastics that get routed into the Garbage Patch by winds and ocean currents are likely to be permanently trapped there, in a zone of little wind and devoid of weather systems that would break up and disperse the debris. Eventually, some of the surface plastic does sink to the ocean bottom, where it can endanger marine life.  A styrofoam buoy collected during the 2015 ocean surveyImage: the ocean Cleanup Foundation.The researchers used an "apples to apples" comparison of small plastic pieces, dating back to 1970, to analyze their mass estimates against previous studies, Slat said. The conclusion was inescapable: There is more and more plastic being added to the Garbage Patch each year, with far less plastic escaping, to the point where it's undergoing exponential growth.  This May, scientists and engineers affiliated with The Ocean Project plan to test out technology to clean up plastic from the sea, using a vessel off the California coast. The eventual plan is for the group to reduce plastic pollution by cleaning up the GPGP and similar areas of plastics around the world.  The nearly $40 million initiative relies on private funding; since 2013, they'd been raising funds using crowdfunding. Now, according to Slat, the group relies on a group of anonymous philanthropists, split about equally between Silicon Valley and Europe. One prominent investor is Marc Benioff, the founder and CEO of Salesforce, Slat said.  “We need to understand how much plastic is out there so that we can clean it up,” Slat said. The goal is to have the first plastic from the Garbage Patch recovered and back in port before the end of this year, Slat said. On its website, the foundation says its goal is to clean up 50 percent of the GPGP recovered within five years of deployment. WATCH: 'Supercolony' of 1.5m penguins discovered in Antarctica

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:30:57 -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
  • Fort Standard's Terrazzo Planters and Other Top Picks from the AD Design Show

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    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:42:08 -0400
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week news

    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:52 -0400
  • Here's Why Russia's 'New' Tu-160M2 Could Be NATO's Worst Nightmare news

    Russia’s fleet of new build Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack strategic bombers will be equipped with upgraded engines that would extend the range of the aircraft by roughly 600 miles. According to Russian deputy defense minister Yuri Borisov, engine manufacturer Kuznetsov is working on the development of a modernized version of the NK-32 afterburning turbofan for the new Tu-160M2 variant. "In its upgraded version, it [the engine] will be 10% more efficient, which will make it possible to increase the flight range of the strategic bomber by about 1,000 km," Borisov said during his visit to the Kuznetsov plant in Samara according to TASS.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:16:00 -0400
  • Mexico vacation ends tragically for American family of four news

    The bodies of four Americans from Iowa were discovered in a condo Friday morning. Now, their deaths are being investigated. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:07:39 -0400
  • Syrians in Kurd-held city fear Turkey, bet on US news

    In Syria's Kurdish-controlled Manbij, salesmen shout as customers bustle through the city's packed marketplace -- an everyday scene that masks residents' deep fears of a Turkish attack. Despite the presence of US troops nearby, Manbij could become the next target of a Turkey-led battle against Kurdish militia in Syria's north. Ankara and allied Syrian rebels seized the northwestern city of Afrin on March 18, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened to push eastwards and take Manbij.

    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:50:39 -0400
  • Former Cop Who Killed Sam DuBose Awarded $350,000 Settlement news

    The University of Cincinnati on Thursday awarded the officer who shot and

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:54:23 -0400
  • Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital news

    MIAMI (AP) — A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:04:29 -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
  • Bolton is a fan of Islamophobe activist Pamela Geller news

    President Trump’s next national security adviser, John Bolton, wrote the foreword to a book by Pamela Geller, an Islamophobic activist and blogger.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:06:02 -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
  • 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
  • United Airlines gives woman $10,000 after taking her off overbooked flight news

    A woman has received a $10,000 travel voucher from United Airlines after she was bumped from her flight. United reportedly had an issue with one of the seats on a fully booked plane leaving from Washington and headed to Austin. In a series of tweets, the experience is documented on Ms Preiss’ Twitter feed as she shifts from outrage that United was forcing a traveller off a flight, to still-inconvenienced surprised delight.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:11:00 -0400
  • If The Law Says Scott Walker Has To Call Early Elections, The GOP Will Rewrite It news

    A day after a judge said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was violating state

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:21:26 -0400
  • Chinese navy to carry out combat drills in South China Sea

    China's navy will carry out combat drills in the South China Sea, the military's official newspaper said on Friday, describing the move as part of regular annual exercises. Taiwan's defense ministry said this week it had shadowed a Chinese aircraft carrier group traversing the Taiwan Strait in a southwesterly direction - meaning into the disputed South China Sea - in what Taiwan judged to be a drill. China's navy and air force frequently carry out drills in the South China Sea, where the government has been building man-made islands and constructing airstrips and other facilities, unnerving the region.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:15:08 -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
  • Historians resolve fatality count of USS Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two historians have resolved a decades-old mystery about how many men died when the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedoes during World War II.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:24:56 -0400
  • Royal Caribbean picks up world's largest cruise ship news

    French shipbuilder STX handed over the world's biggest cruiseliner, the Symphony of the Seas, to US giant Royal Caribbean International on Friday ahead of its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean. The ship, which weighs 228,000 tonnes, is at 362 metres (1,188 feet) long just 20 metres shy of the length of the Empire State Building. It is marginally bigger than its sister ship, the Harmony of the Seas, which STX France delivered to Royal Caribbean in 2016.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:09:42 -0400
  • Bolton expected to shake up Trump’s National Security Council news

    Donald Trump is replacing H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as his national security adviser. Bolton will have plenty on his desk, including North Korea, Russia and Iran. He’s also expected to shake up Trump’s National Security Council.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:36:22 -0400
  • Texas murder suspect accused in 3 attacks on elderly women

    DALLAS (AP) — A man police say posed as a maintenance worker or health care provider at senior apartment complexes has been charged with capital murder in the death of an 81-year-old Dallas woman, and authorities are reviewing hundreds of other cases.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:03:35 -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
  • Sacramento PD says officers receiving death threats after fatal shooting of Stephon Clark news

    Sacramento police told ABC News that the two officers involved in the shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark are now receiving death threats.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:07:52 -0400
  • Jim Carrey Appears To Shred Jared Kushner In Biting New Portrait news

    Jim Carrey has returned to Twitter with yet another politically-charged

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:14:22 -0400
  • Syria rebels begin evacuation of penultimate Ghouta pocket news

    Syrian rebels and civilians started evacuating the penultimate opposition-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, as the government moved ever closer to taking full control of the battered enclave. Eastern Ghouta was the opposition's final stronghold on the edge of Damascus, but beleaguered rebels are now left with less than 10 percent of their one-time bastion. Since February 18, a Russian-backed air and ground assault by Syrian troops has brought most of the area under government control, and Damascus is using evacuation deals to clear the last three pockets.

    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:53:42 -0400
  • U.N. rights experts urge China to provide care for rights lawyer news

    United Nations experts called on China on Friday to provide medical care to Jiang Tianyong, a prominent human rights lawyer jailed for inciting "subversion", amid reports of his deteriorating health. In a rare joint statement on China, six independent human rights experts voiced deep concern at the condition of Jiang, sentenced to two years jail last November after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power.

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:34:04 -0400
  • The Latest: Tribal court orders baby's return to parents news

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Miccosukee tribal police taking a baby from her parents (all times local):

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:40:22 -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
  • 14 Most Reliable Pickups, SUVs, and Minivans On The Road

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    Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:09:41 -0400
  • With John Bolton, Trump's White House gets a 'bad cop' for foreign policy news

    The president's new national security adviser may have been brought on to play "bad cop" to Trump's "good cop" on foreign policy, a source familiar with the president's thinking says.

    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:33:23 -0400
  • The Kris Kobach Voter Fraud Trial Was About Much More Than Kris Kobach news

    Since the year 2000, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) has found 129

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:57:47 -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
  • Prosthetics, Guide Dogs and Wheelchairs: Here Come Apple's Proposed Accessibility Emoji news

    Apple wants to "better represent individuals with disabilities"

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:08:24 -0400
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