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  • Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word' news

    Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said that President Trump never used crass language referring to Haiti and African nations during a closed-door meeting earlier this week.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:08:07 -0500
  • In Terrifying Close Call, Plane Skids Off Turkish Runway And Nearly Plunges Into Black Sea news

    Terrifying images captured Saturday night at Trabzon airport on Turkey’s northeast coast showed a passenger plane teetering precariously on a steep slope, its nose pointing toward the waters of the Black Sea below, after the jet skidded off the runway as it was attempting to land.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:25:14 -0500
  • Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family news

    It’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:53:11 -0500
  • Iran oil tanker explodes off coast of China with no survivors

    A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of missing sailors surviving the disaster. The collision and disaster of the Sanchi, which carried 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, had transfixed an Iran still reeling from days of protests and unrest that swept the country at the start of the year. Families of the sailors wept and screamed at the headquarters of the National Iranian Tanker Co. in Tehran, the private company that owns the Sanchi.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:22:37 -0500
  • Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane) news

    The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:30:00 -0500
  • Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

    Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of a crow-sized, bird-like dinosaur with colorful feathers from northeastern China that lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period. Microscopic structures in the exquisitely preserved, nearly complete fossil unearthed in Hebei Province indicated that it boasted iridescent feathers, particularly on its head, neck and chest, with colors that shimmered and shifted in the light, like those of hummingbirds. The discovery "suggests a more colorful Jurassic World than we previously imagined," said evolutionary biologist Chad Eliason of the Field Museum in Chicago, one of the researchers in the study published in the journal Nature Communications.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:22:39 -0500
  • Family laughs off epic Photoshop fail that left them looking like cartoon characters as sceptics cry fake news

    There have been any number of PhotoShop controversies over the years, from the almost routine retouching of images of models to photojournalists being caught doctoring their war footage. But this must be the most bizarre - if the pictures are to be believed. "Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $2-250 for a family photo shoot," writes Pam and Dave Zaring in a Facebook post.  "Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us...." The finished product must have come as something of a shock. Far from beautiful portraits of her family, the photos came out looking like something from a horror show. The photographer said the shadows caused problems on such a sunny day Credit: Facebook Imagine the plain features of a Sims family... only covered over in paper. The Zarings said the photographer had a ready explanation. "She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos," they wrote. At least they could see the funny side to their family being portrayed as cartoonish figures. "I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!! You can't make this stuff up," they added with a cheery invitation to share the pictures. The photographer said she had never been taught how to retouch images Credit: Facebook The images have now been shared almost 400,000 times, setting off a viral discussion about whether they are fakes or if they might actually be real. Plenty of people expressed scepticism in the comments section with some suggesting it was some kind of marketing ploy. “This is not real,” wrote one. The couple insisted it was true and that they had a long battle to see the finished product. “This is not a joke. This is legitimately the final product I received in the mail yesterday," they wrote. "I passed my furious mark months ago when she wouldn’t send us anything. I was fully prepared to be scammed, money gone, and no final product!" The family's local newspaper, The St Louis Post-Dispatch, said it contacted the photographer involved who declined to discuss the images. The buzz even inspired one photography expert to offer an online tutorial in retouching to get the same effect.  

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:50:29 -0500
  • Hawaii missile alert: Federal Communications Commission launches full investigation news

    A full investigation into a false emergency alert which warned a ballistic missile was heading for Hawaii, according to the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Residents received alerts to their phones at about 8.07am local time on Saturday saying "Ballistic missile threat inbound. Hawaiian Governor David Ige later told reporters an employee of Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency mistakenly "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:04:00 -0500
  • Pulse-Pounding Rescue Caught on Tape as Firefighters Catch Baby Tossed From Burning Building news

    Fire captain Scott Stroup twisted his knee while making the grab.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:12:41 -0500
  • Here's What The FBI Lovers' Secret Texts Actually Say About Trump, Clinton And Leaks news

    WASHINGTON ― Last week, a story by The Hill’s John Solomon set off another firestorm in the conservative media about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:16:00 -0500
  • Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays There news

    A cheesy action-film director couldn’t have staged this any better.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:41:05 -0500
  • Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte, a move media watchdogs said is an act to muzzle the free press.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:29:30 -0500
  • Protesters Trash South African H&M Stores Over Racist Ad news

    Clothing retail chain H&M temporarily closed several of its South African stores this weekend after protests erupted over a racist image on the Swedish company’s website.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:10:31 -0500
  • Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 man news

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, officials said.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:59:34 -0500
  • A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday in Florida, forcing the evacuation of dozens of passengers news

    Officials said passengers were "lucky" the burning boat was close to shore.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:33:52 -0500
  • Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by the year's end. Residents in Gaza said Israeli jets bombed an area east of the southern town of Rafah, by the Egyptian and Israeli borders, late on Saturday night. Israel confirmed the attack immediately after, but gave no details until Sunday.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:58:51 -0500
  • 12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption news

    The crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes. Volcanic earthquakes and rockfalls have shaken the summit of Mayon over the last 24 hours, after a number of steam-driven eruptions, scientists said. More than 12,000 people have been ordered to leave a seven-kilometre (four-mile) evacuation zone, and there are warnings of destructive mudflows and toxic clouds. "It is dangerous for families to stay in that radius and inhale ash," Claudio Yucot, head of the region's office of civil defence, told AFP. "Because of continuous rains in past weeks, debris deposited in the slopes of Mayon could lead to lahar flows. If rain does not stop it could be hazardous." Clouds of ash engulf the volcano in Legazpi Credit: Reuters The volcano, a near-perfect cone, sits around 330 kilometres southwest of Manila. Steam-driven eruptions and rockfalls began over the weekend, and the crater began glowing on Sunday evening, in what the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said was a sign of the growth of a new lava dome. The Mayon volcano's crater glows, as it is pictured from Daraga, Albay, the Philippines Credit: Reuters Experts fear a major eruption could trigger pyroclastic flows - superheated gas and volcanic debris that race down the slopes at high speeds, incinerating or vaporizing everything in their path. More extensive explosions of ash could drift toward nearby towns and cities, including Legazpi city, the provincial capital, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) away. An archive photo of the Mayon volcano when not at risk of eruption  Credit: AFP Lava last flowed out of Mayon in 2014 when 63,000 people fled. "We think the lava now is more fluid than in 2014. This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at a faster rate," Phivolcs head Renato Solidum told AFP. "We see similarity with eruptions where the first phase of the activity started with lava flow and culminated in an explosive or hazardous part. That's what we are trying to monitor and help people avoid." At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions The 2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a long history of deadly eruptions. Despite having erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, the volcano is popular with climbers and tourists. Four foreign tourists and their local tour guide were killed when Mayon last erupted, in May 2013. The Mayon volcano during an eruption back in 2006 Credit:  CHERYL RAVELO/Reuters In 1814 more than 1,200 people were killed when lava flows buried the town of Cagsawa. An explosion in August 2006 did not directly kill anyone, but four months later a typhoon unleashed an avalanche of volcanic mud from Mayon's slopes that claimed 1,000 lives.  

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:39:14 -0500
  • 3 Arrested After The Wrong Woman Was Killed In Murder-For-Hire Plot news

    She was the intended target's co-worker.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:41:30 -0500
  • Citing Court Order, Trump Administration Resumes Accepting DACA Renewal Applications news

    Days after a federal judge in California temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s efforts to pull the plug on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the federal government said on Saturday that it would ― “until further notice” ― resume accepting renewal applications for the program.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 03:19:58 -0500
  • Volkswagen reports record global car sales in 2017 news

    Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before, a sign it is recovering from a bruising emissions-cheating scandal three years ago. "We finished 2017 with the best performance ever for Volkswagen," Herbert Diess, chairman of the board of management of the Volkswagen passenger cars brand, said Sunday night at the Detroit Auto Show. Other countries with strong gains in terms of percentages included the United States, Russia and Brazil, although all of these countries are much smaller markets for VW than China.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:56:17 -0500
  • Officials Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch: Report news

    U.S. officials warned Jared Kushner earlier this year that his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch could be used as a conduit by the Chinese government, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:27:45 -0500
  • Platform Sofas Are the New Platform Beds news

    Sophisticated + obscenely comfy = a winning combination

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500
  • Three still missing in California's deadly mudslides

    (Reuters) - The number of people missing from last week's deadly Southern California mudslides fell to three on Monday as hundreds of rescue workers searched for survivors from the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people. A 53-year-old transient, John Keating, had been listed among the four still missing but was found safely in Ventura, California, with his dog, the Santa County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Three people ages 2 to 28 are still listed as missing after sheriff's detectives investigated more than 100 missing persons cases, the statement said.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:21:19 -0500
  • Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run news

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:54:03 -0500
  • Iran Releases Hundreds of Anti-Government Protesters From Detention, Officials Say news

    At least 25 people have reportedly been killed during the recent unrest

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:41:35 -0500
  • Texas Man Charged With Capital Murder In Adopted Daughter's Death news

    A Texas man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 3-year-old adoptive daughter, who was found to have died from “homicidal violence.”

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:46:09 -0500
  • Warning over alarming 'Tide Pod Challenge' detergent eating YouTube trend news

    An alarming new trend involving teenagers eating detergent capsules and posting the videos on YouTube could  “put them in danger”, health officials have warned.   The concerning 'Tide Pod Challenge' phenomenon has spread across social media since the turn of the year. Teenagers have filmed themselves biting into Tide laundry detergent capsules, with some of the videos racking up more than 100,000 hits before being removed by YouTube. The first mention of the 'Tide Pod Challenge' on YouTube dates back to June 2014, while parody website The Onion followed this up with a satirical op-ed about the pods in 2015. A video by CollegeHumor titled ‘Don't Eat the Laundry Pods’ posted in March 2017 has been viewed more than three million times and towards the end of last year it spread into a popular meme. Tide Pod Challenge: The Viral Challenge Encouraging Teens To Eat Laundry Detergent. @StahlCBS3 reports:— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) January 12, 2018 There has been a spike in the number of cases of detergent pod ingestion in the first two weeks of 2018 reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). Health officials have warned the capsules contain “highly concentrated toxic contents” which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and in worst case scenarios, breathing difficulties. “Teens trying to be funny are now putting themselves in danger by ingesting this poisonous substance,” Ann Marie Buerkle, from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, told Good Morning America. Some YouTube creators say their videos about the Tide Pod Challenge have been removed for violating the platform’s rules. “Why did my video on kids doing the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ get taken down and striked when there are millions of compilations of kids eating them?” questioned user Niksfinity. A spokesperson for Procter & Gamble, Tide’s parent company, said: “Our laundry pacs are a highly concentrated detergent meant to clean clothes, and they’re used safely in millions of households every day. “They should be only used to clean clothes and kept up, closed and away from children. “They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance is, even if it is meant as a joke.” Eight deaths as a result of eating detergent pods were reported from 2012 to early 2017 in the US, involving six adults suffering from dementia and two children. In 2013, a seven-month-old boy from Florida died after biting into a laundry pod. Members of the public seeking specific information on poisons should contact the NHS 111 service or call 999 if a person is showing signs of being seriously ill. The extreme lengths YouTubers go to for viral fame

    Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:23:33 -0500
  • Iceland's incredible, ever-changing ice caves

    The photographer captured the amazing shots in the Vatnajokull National Park on the Breidamerkurjokull glacier tongue. Matej said: “One of the ice caves has been well known for few years already, but new ones appeared on east side of the glacier tongue this year.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:00:34 -0500
  • Rand Paul Says Calling Trump 'A Racist' Hurts Immigration Talks news

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says politicians and members of the media who call President Donald Trump “a racist” are imperiling a potential immigration deal between Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:12:40 -0500
  • Ford Ranger Returns for 2019: Pickup Aims to Be Commuter-Friendly Workhorse news

    A lot has happened in the midsized-pickup market since Ford stopped selling the Ranger in the U.S. in 2011. Chevrolet scored robust sales with its second-generation Colorado. Honda reintroduced t...

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:18:04 -0500
  • UAE accuses Qatar of 'intercepting' 2 passenger planes news

    The United Arab Emirates accused neighbouring Qatar of "intercepting" two Emirati passenger planes en route to Bahrain on Monday in the latest incident between the Gulf rivals. Qatar denied the allegations as "totally baseless" and hit back that they came "one day after a C-130 UAE military aircraft breached Qatari airspace". Tensions have escalated in the Gulf since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting Islamist extremists and being too close to Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, Iran.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:02:33 -0500
  • Shelter Makes Tinder Profile for 3-Year-Old Dog Struggling to Get Adopted news

    He has been at the shelter for more than two years.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:44:42 -0500
  • Sheriff: 13 victims, ages 2 to 29, kept shackled in foul California home by parents news

    David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin allegedly kept their 13 children, ages 2 to 29, shackled in their Perris home in filthy conditions.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:11:48 -0500
  • UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets news

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:32:35 -0500
  • CAIR Exec: What American Muslims Can Do Today With Dr. King’s Lessons news

    Coordination is key

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:39:11 -0500
  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

    By Rania El Gamal and Stephen Kalin DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said. Prince Alwaleed, whose net worth has been estimated by Forbes magazine at $17 billion, is chairman and owner of international investment firm Kingdom Holding , and one of the country's most prominent businessmen. A second source familiar with Prince Alwaleed's case told Reuters on Saturday that the price had offered to make a "donation" to the Saudi government, which would avoid any admission of wrongdoing, and to do so from assets of his own choosing.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:22:19 -0500
  • Selena Gomez's Mom Says She's 'Not Happy' Her Daughter Is Back With Justin Bieber news

    Selena Gomez’s mother and former manager, Mandy Teefey, is “not happy” the singer has recently rekindled her romance with Justin Bieber, Teefey told celebrity site Gossip Cop.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:42:57 -0500
  • Trump Attacks Wall Street Journal, Claiming Paper Lied About Single Word In Interview news

    An angry Donald Trump lashed out at The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, claiming the newspaper deliberately misquoted a single word in a 45-minute interview during its hunt for “fake news.”

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:00:34 -0500
  • Redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 Gets Bigger And Lighter news

    The 2019 Ram 1500 made a splashy debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, revealing a truck that is both more and less at the same time. What’s added to the new model?...

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:53:09 -0500
  • Chicago Police Officers Might Get 'Textalyzers' news

    Chicago police officers might soon have the technology to tell if drivers were using their smartphone before an accident.

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:05:01 -0500
  • Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilot news

    Oscar Perez, a rogue helicopter pilot who vanished last year after dropping grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court, said Monday he and his companions were surrounded and pinned down by police marksmen. "They are firing at us with grenade launchers. Perez, a former elite police officer, is seen with other men in one of the videos, some of them armed.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:54:30 -0500
  • VW unveils all-new Jetta in Detroit but drops it from European markets news

    One example is the all-new Volkswagen Jetta that's just been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Although it's a huge deal for the American market as the Jetta is the brand's biggest-selling car over there, it's also been announced the Jetta is being dropped completely from European markets. The headline news about the 2019 Jetta is the fact it's now being built on the MQB platform that already underpins models as diverse as the Atlas and the Golf.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:51:28 -0500
  • India, Pakistan trade gunfire and blame in Kashmir; 4 killed

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Four Pakistani soldiers were killed Monday after Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded gunfire in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, leading both of the nuclear rivals to blame the other for initiating the latest cease-fire violation.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:00:30 -0500
  • 9 of the World's Scariest Airports to Fly Into

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    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:38:00 -0500
  • Google Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With a Doodle Inspired By His 'I Have a Dream' Speech news

    The Doodle is inspired by the regular people who made up the Civil Rights Movement

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:44:22 -0500
  • Lindsay Lohan Says Past Relationships With Women Were Part Of 'Living In L.A.' news

    Lindsay Lohan may be single, but she’s not looking to mingle.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:27:41 -0500
  • Mitt Romney: Trump's 'Shithole' Comments 'Antithetical To American Values' news

    Mitt Romney has joined the chorus of voices condemning the vulgar remarks that President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haiti and African countries, calling them “inconsistent [with] America’s history and antithetical to American values” in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tweet.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:48:49 -0500
  • Today's Toilets Use Less Water and Make Less Noise news

    From space age–looking models to new technologies that greatly improve water efficiency, the latest toilets on display at the recent International Builders’ Show featured all kinds of innovations...

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:00:08 -0500
  • Nissan Xmotion Concept: Is This the Next Xterra? news

    Compact utility vehicle could preview a new off-roader.

    Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:35:00 -0500
  • Fear and doubt should not determine response to immigrants, Pope says

    Mutual fears between immigrants and their new communities are understandable, but must not prevent new arrivals from being welcomed and integrated, Pope Francis said on Sunday in a special Mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Francis, a keen defender of the rights of migrants, was addressing a congregation including migrants and refugees from some 50 countries, whose flags festooned the area around the altar in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. "Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived will disturb the established order, will "steal" something they have long laboured to build up," he said, while "the newly arrived ... are afraid of confrontation, judgement, discrimination, failure." "Having doubts and fears is not a sin.

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:53:56 -0500
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