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Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:08:57 -0500

Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S.President Donald Trump’s comments last week that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of “shithole countries” like Haiti or El Salvador weren’t just racist.


Brit Party Leader Splits With Girlfriend After Her Shocking Remarks About Meghan Markle
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:14:03 -0500

Brit Party Leader Splits With Girlfriend After Her Shocking Remarks About Meghan Markle#BREAKING: UKIP leader @_HenryBolton tells GMB he split up with Jo Marney last night over racist messages she sent about Meghan Markle and black people.


Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:53:11 -0500

Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.


China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:34:26 -0500

China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinksChinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, went under on Sunday after a new and massive fire erupted, sending a cloud of black smoke as high as one kilometre above the East China Sea. The search and rescue effort was cancelled and a clean-up operation began after a fire on the sea surface was finally extinguished on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV reported.


Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:22:41 -0500

Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purgeThe luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.


Plane skids off Turkish runway and plunges towards sea
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:47:02 -0500

Plane skids off Turkish runway and plunges towards seaA Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea, ending up only meters from the water's edge. None of the 168 people on board was hurt in the incident, but passengers spoke of panic as the aircraft tipped nose first towards the sea. Just after the flight from Ankara landed at the Black Sea city of Trabzon there was a loud noise, Fatma Gordu was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.


Jeep unveils new look and engine for 2019 Cherokee
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:39:00 -0500

Jeep unveils new look and engine for 2019 CherokeeWhen Jeep resurrected the Cherokee back in 2013 as a replacement for the little-loved Liberty, it's fair to say the styling wasn't exactly universally appreciated. It did have the Jeep signature features of a seven-slot grille, squared wings and the rest, but the front fascia was just a little too "out there" for some tastes. Now Jeep has gone some way towards taming the look of the Cherokee with the unveiling of a refreshed 2019 model at this week's Detroit Auto Show.


UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:32:35 -0500

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jetsLONDON (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.


Martin Luther King Jr.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:51 -0500

Martin Luther King Jr.King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.


Tweeters Ridicule Donald Trump Over 'Uninspired' New Nickname For Political Rival
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:35:24 -0500

Tweeters Ridicule Donald Trump Over 'Uninspired' New Nickname For Political RivalFolks online think President Donald Trump sucks at the nickname game.


4 South Carolina Police Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:38:45 -0500

4 South Carolina Police Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance CallThe suspect was also wounded


Celebrities React To The Death Of Dolores O'Riordan, Lead Singer Of The Cranberries
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:29:38 -0500

Celebrities React To The Death Of Dolores O'Riordan, Lead Singer Of The CranberriesCelebrities reacted with a mix of shock and sadness after the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of popular ’90s band The Cranberries.


Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised as eruption feared
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:04:41 -0500

Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised as eruption fearedThe Philippines raised the alert level for the country's most active volcano twice in 24 hours Sunday, meaning that a hazardous eruption is possible within days. A bright glow from Mayon volcano's summit crater indicated the start of lava flow, while steam and ash plumes were produced by three steam-driven eruptions, according to the country's volcanology institute. "This means that Mayon is exhibiting relatively high unrest and that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a statement.


A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday in Florida, forcing the evacuation of dozens of passengers
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:33:52 -0500

A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday in Florida, forcing the evacuation of dozens of passengersOfficials said passengers were "lucky" the burning boat was close to shore.


Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays There
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:41:05 -0500

Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays ThereA cheesy action-film director couldn’t have staged this any better.


World's fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:42:47 -0500

World's fifth largest diamond discovered in LesothoA diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million. "Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letseng in 2006, the mine has produced some of the world's most remarkable diamonds, including the 603 carat Lesotho Promise," Gem Diamonds chief executive Clifford Elphick said in a statement.


Blaze Bernstein Remembered as Brilliant Writer and Chef as Hundreds Attend Pre-Med Student's Funeral
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:07 -0500

Blaze Bernstein Remembered as Brilliant Writer and Chef as Hundreds Attend Pre-Med Student's FuneralAuthorities arrested Samuel Woodward, 20, on charges related to Bernstein's death on Friday.


China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:08:25 -0500

China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North KoreaBy David Ljunggren VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure, but China, seen as a key player in any long-term solution, will be absent. The Vancouver meeting, co-hosted by Canada and the United States, comes amid signs that tensions on the peninsula have eased, at least temporarily. North and South Korea held talks for the first time in two years last week and Pyongyang says it will send athletes across the border to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


LeBron James Honors Martin Luther King Jr. By Calling Out Trump's Racism
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:14:21 -0500

LeBron James Honors Martin Luther King Jr. By Calling Out Trump's RacismLeBron James believes the best way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is to continue fighting for racial equality.


Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:27:02 -0500

Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish forceBEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's president on Monday denounced U.S. plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria, vowing to "drown this army of terror before it is born," as Russia and Syria also rejected the idea.



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