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  • ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

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    The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:41:23 -0400
  • Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'

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    “You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:36 -0400
  • Trump Scandals Could Put Pence at Legal Risk

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    Jane Mayer, staff writer for the New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about Mike Pence's key roles in the failure to vet Mike Flynn and the obfuscation of the firing James Comey and the legal jeopardy he could face as a result.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:53:47 -0400
  • Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into Hiding

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    Where is Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino security guard shot earlier this month during a confrontation with the Las Vegas gunman?

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:39 -0400
  • Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal

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    It’s been 20 years since the sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:30:09 -0400
  • Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

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

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:05:57 -0400
  • Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:10:03 -0400
  • Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

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    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. 

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:56:07 -0400
  • Flight crew accused of 'screaming' as plane plummets 20,000 feet in minutes

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    A scary moment up in the air turned even more horrific as passengers aboard a plummeting plane claimed the flight crew started freaking out. AirAsia flight QZ535 left from Perth, Australia Sunday  and headed to Bali, Indonesia. However,  shortly after takeoff the plane dropped almost 23,800 feet in nine minutes, according to the Associated Press. SEE ALSO: Scared of flying? For the love of God, don't watch this video. The pressurization issue in the cabin prompted oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling amid emergency announcements from the crew, which were apparently far from calm. One passenger, Clare Askew, said that, "The panic was escalated because of the behavior of staff who were screaming, looked tearful and shocked." Another passenger told news outlets, "They went hysterical. There was no real panic before that. Then everyone panicked." Videos posted to social media showed the chaos. An aviation expert says AirAsia should not be allowed to fly in and out of Australia until it meets safety standards. @DamoNews #9News pic.twitter.com/q7MTxylzRt — Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) October 16, 2017 Adding to the onboard confusion were emergency announcements coming in in different languages — so not all passengers were clear on what was going on.  12) What happened on board the #QZ535 is what Airbus had warned about in a note published in 2007, that the overall aviation industry does not provide sufficient training to flight crew and cabin crew for cabin decompression awareness — CaptRahmat (@CaptRahmat) October 16, 2017 The airline has apologized for the incident that shook the 145 passengers on board. A mechanical issue apparently caused the cabin to depressurize and forced pilots to descend. The flight is under investigation. One passenger desperately messaged her family thinking the flight was doomed, Australian outlet SBS reported.  Not a smooth flight. WATCH: 10 most intense airplane dogfights in film history

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:59:32 -0400
  • Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

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    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

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:29 -0400
  • Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

    A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:52:58 -0400
  • Trump: Ask Gen. Kelly If He Got A Call From Obama?

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    During a interview, President Trump claims that President Obama did not call General Kelly after his son died in Afghanistan.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:07:14 -0400
  • Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

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    Deborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:10:50 -0400
  • Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

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    Human remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week.  The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps  to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron. The captured animal was examined in Cairns on Tuesday, with human remains found inside. A Saltwater Crocodile is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park in Sydney  Credit:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images "Investigations continue with officers preparing a report for the coroner," police said. Isabella Eggins, a granddaughter of Ms Cameron, said  last week the family feared she had died in tragic circumstances. “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my mother Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances,” Ms Eggins said on Facebook. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to seven metres long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of the vast continent's tropical north and kill an average of two people a year. A series of crocodile attacks in the region in recent years has prompted calls for the state government to order a cull – a move that has so far been rejected. Ms Cameron's family also said they did not want to see any crocs culled. "The crocodiles... are not responsible for being crocodiles, and doing what crocodiles do," her son Craig Eggins said, according to the Cairns Post.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:23:23 -0400
  • Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

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    The Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented youths from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:14:18 -0400
  • How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

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    Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:35:32 -0400
  • Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

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    By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:59:58 -0400
  • Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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    Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:46:09 -0400
  • Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

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    DENVER (AP) — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:52:03 -0400
  • Side-By-Side ‘Before And After’ Photos Show What Having Kids Does To You

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    A New York dad’s Instagram callout is showing just how much kids wear out their parents.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:28:24 -0400
  • Trump: Ask Kelly if Obama Called When His Son Died

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    Pres. Trump defended his claim that his predecessor didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers on Tuesday, by alluding to former Gen. John Kelly’s son, a Marine who died in Afghanistan.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:31:38 -0400
  • Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

    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)

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:42:33 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton breaks toe falling down stairs, misses BBC interview

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    Hillary Clinton was delayed arriving for the filming of the BBC's Graham Norton Show due to a broken toe. The former US presidential candidate arrived for the recording of Norton's BBC One show wearing a surgical boot. Mrs Clinton said: "I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards. "I tried to get up and it really hurt. I've broken my toe. I've received excellent care from your excellent health service." Mrs Clinton is said to be "very apologetic" after missing her slot on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour due to delays. The former presidential candidate was due to speak about why she lost the 2016 US presidential election to Republican Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton appeared on the BBC's Graham Norton Show wearing a surgical boot. Credit: Ian West/PA Presenter Jane Garvey apologised to listeners close to the programme's end, saying: "Hillary Clinton has been delayed this morning, as I've already said ... she's not going to make it before the end of the programme. I'm really, really sorry about that. I think you probably understand just how sorry I am. "But we are working very, very hard to get this interview rescheduled and Hillary Clinton is very apologetic. "So what can I say, that's the situation." It follows a string of late arrivals by the former US secretary of state over the weekend. Mrs Clinton was about 45 minutes late for a speech at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday to promote her new book, What Happened. She was also delayed a similar amount of time on Saturday, when she was presented with an honorary doctorate at Swansea University. Meanwhile, her husband Bill was forced to postpone a planned intervention in Northern Ireland's political stalemate because of storm Ophelia. The Press Association understands the former US president had been due in the region on Monday to meet warring political parties as they continue to struggle to reach a deal to restore the collapsed Executive. But the visit was called off at late notice due to the severe weather warnings. It is understood the visit may still take place on Tuesday.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:56:14 -0400
  • Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

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    A man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:01:17 -0400
  • Islamic State group loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqa

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    US-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than four months, hammering another nail in the coffin of the jihadist group's experiment in statehood, which has collapsed in the face of offensives in Syria and Iraq. Inside Raqa, overjoyed fighters from the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces celebrated and raised their yellow flag in the city's Al-Naim traffic circle, which became known as "Hell Roundabout" after jihadists used it for gruesome public executions.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:18:47 -0400
  • Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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    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.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:10:39 -0400
  • The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until Monday

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    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:15:57 -0400
  • The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit

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    The photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of two horses and a dog has quickly risen to the top of Reddit today (Oct. 13), with more than 65,000 likes. A team of archaeologists led by Veselin Ignatov, of the Istoricheski muzej Nova Zagora, a museum in Bulgaria, discovered the 2,000-year-old wooden chariot in 2008. In 2009, Ignatov and his team also found a brick tomb, containing the remains of a man dressed in what appears to be armor, near the chariot.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:03:00 -0400
  • In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

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

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:43 -0400
  • Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

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    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.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:12:54 -0400
  • Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion after being captured by Taliban

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    US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl - who was held hostage by the Taliban for five years after going missing from his post in Afghanistan - has pleaded guilty to desertion. The 31-year-old, who disappeared from a remote combat outpost in the summer of 2009 and was called “a traitor” by Donald Trump, also pleaded guilty to a charge of misbehaviour before the enemy. Bergdahl, from Idaho, was held for five years by the Haqqani network, the same militant faction linked to the Taliban, that held American Caitlan Coleman and her family hostage for five years until being freed last Wednesday.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:29:00 -0400
  • China’s 19th Party Congress and How the Mighty Xi Jinping Could Fall

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    China looks set to be the example of what can happen when nineteenth century absolutism fails in the twenty-first century. The Communist Party will convene its week-long Nineteenth National Congress in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi Jinping, just proclaimed “the world’s most powerful man” by the Economist, looks like he has set in motion a chain of events that will lead to the end of China’s one-party state.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:16:00 -0400
  • Bill Cosby Accusers Demand Academy Kick Out Cosby And Polanski Too

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    Two of the more than 50 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault are demanding he and film producer Roman Polanski be immediately removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:57:02 -0400
  • Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

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    The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued. The barrage on Monday targeted a meeting of Haqqani fighters in Pakistan's remote tribal Kurram district along the Afghan border in the deadliest attack on the group this year. "First drone strike killed five fighters from Haqqani network and minutes apart a second drone then fired two more missiles after militants arrived to retrieve dead bodies from the rubble," a senior government official in Kurram told AFP Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:55:11 -0400
  • Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police  

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    A wanted Michigan man has turned himself in after losing a bet he made with police on Facebook. Michael Zaydel had promised to give himself up to police if a Facebook post about an existing arrest warrant received more than 1,000 shares. The cocky 21-year-old even promised to bring Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) officers a dozen doughnuts if they were victorious in the challenge. “I’m not worried about it,” he wrote. “If your next post gets 1,000 shares I’ll turn myself in with a dozen doughnuts and that’s a promise. “And I’ll pick up every piece of litter around your public schools.” In a follow-up post, the department said he “may or may not be a man of his word,” adding, “it is our experience everyone gets caught at some point. He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, and that makes it hard to hide from reality.” The fugitive eventually surrendered to police, fulfilling his promise by arriving at the station with doughnuts and a bagel. “Zaydel made good on his promise to turn himself in to RTPD for his outstanding warrants,” the department said. “He walked in on his own, and not only did he bring the doughnuts, he brought one bagel! We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback.” Mr Zaydel was sentenced to 39 days in jail after pleading guilty to breaking the terms of his probation. Is this the world's most meta mugshot? 

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:01:33 -0400
  • Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here's what you need to know:

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:57:48 -0400
  • Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

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    A new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:17:57 -0400
  • Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

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    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

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:04 -0400
  • Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: Cops

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    Instead of helping, the female customer, known as a regular of the 7-Eleven, reached into his pocket and took his credit card, local authorities said.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:26:00 -0400
  • Virginia's Governor Race Is Shaping Up To Be A Close One

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    Virginians will head to the polls to choose a new governor in less than a month, and as three new surveys show, the race is shaping up to be a close one.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:04:52 -0400
  • Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

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    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.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:44:27 -0400
  • Carrie Fisher Once Sent a Cow’s Tongue to a Producer After He Sexually Assaulted Her Friend

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    On screen she fought bad guys from a galaxy far, far away, but during her time on Earth, Carrie Fisher fought bad guys a lot closer to home

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:03:13 -0400
  • Boeing could rebut Airbus deal with new plane, partner

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    Bombardier's alliance with Airbus creates new hurdles for Boeing, but the US giant could respond by deepening its collaboration with Brazil's Embraer and launching a new aircraft, analysts say. The surprise deal with Airbus was designed to let Bombardier proceed with its C Series program and avert draconian US sanctions that had been ordered in a preliminary Commerce Department decision in response to a Boeing complaint. "Anything that's good for Airbus is bad for Boeing of course," said Jim Corridore, an analyst at CFRA Research, summarizing the reaction of many observers to the Airbus-Bombardier venture.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:40:39 -0400
  • John McCain Receives the Liberty Medal from Joe Biden

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    The senator was awarded for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the country

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:31:01 -0400
  • Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

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    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:14:53 -0400
  • America Ferrera Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted When She Was 9

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    America Ferrera has joined the growing list of women who have come forward to share personal experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:16:18 -0400
  • Buy These Popular Toys Now -- Before They Sell Out This Holiday Season

    Given that it's only October, you're probably thinking more about Halloween than holiday shopping. Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon have released their predictions for the hottest holiday toys. Hatchimals Surprise Twin-Puppadee ($69.99) is an egg in which a pair of twin creatures are hiding and waiting for some loving attention.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:38:40 -0400
  • Groundbreaking gravitational wave discovery shows Einstein's brilliance yet again

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    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

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:53:55 -0400
  • These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:31:04 -0400
  • North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

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    North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:04:56 -0400
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