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Trump looks at sun during eclipse — with and without protective glasses
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:54:57 -0400

Trump looks at sun during eclipse — with and without protective glassesMany American politicians watched Monday’s eclipse. Almost all of them used the proper eye protection.


Charlottesville Residents Slam City’s Response To Nazis In Raucous Meeting
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:09:15 -0400

Charlottesville Residents Slam City’s Response To Nazis In Raucous MeetingA city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned chaotic on Monday night as residents complained about the city’s decision to allow a white supremacist march earlier this month as well as the police response to the resulting melee.


Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:16:28 -0400

Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: policeBy Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.


U.S., North Korea clash at U.N. arms forum on nuclear threat
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:01:35 -0400

U.S., North Korea clash at U.N. arms forum on nuclear threatU.S., North Korea clash at U.N. arms forum on nuclear threat


The Latest: US Pacific commander lauds work to right warship
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:12:54 -0400

The Latest: US Pacific commander lauds work to right warshipSINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):


Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: Reports
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:54:00 -0400

Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: ReportsRocio Cortes Nunez, 25, had just given birth to her third child when she was killed in a freak hospital accident.


Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:20:33 -0400

Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is ChinaOne U.K.-based consultancy predicts that by 2021 Taiwan will have the world's biggest talent deficit


WATCH: 16-Foot Great White Shark Circles Fisherman’s Boat
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:43:04 -0400

WATCH: 16-Foot Great White Shark Circles Fisherman’s BoatThe great white hung around for about a half hour, stealing fish from the area.


Solar eclipse 2017: Aerial photos show staggering number of people gathering in Oregon to see event
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:47:00 -0400

Solar eclipse 2017: Aerial photos show staggering number of people gathering in Oregon to see eventThousands of people have descended on Oregon to witness the total solar eclipse, with the state first to witness the “line of totality” where the sun appears completely covered by the moon. Oregon State Police have been documenting the increase in traffic across Oregon since last week, showing aerial pictures of a 15-mile stretch of backed up traffic on Thursday as people travelled to the state to be ready for the eclipse. On Sunday aerial shots from Prineville Police Department showed the staggering size of the crowds gathered at the Symbiosis Gathering, also called the Oregon Eclipse Festival 2017, taking place on the Big Summit Prairie, and of the Oregon Star party.


Total Solar Eclipse in 1979 Ended With Moving Message
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:13:41 -0400

Total Solar Eclipse in 1979 Ended With Moving MessageABC News anchor Frank Reynolds shared his hopes for 2017.


Trump Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Would Be A ‘Bull Horn’ Calling All Racists, Critics Say
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:04:02 -0400

Trump Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Would Be A ‘Bull Horn’ Calling All Racists, Critics SayWASHINGTON ― After a week of controversy over his hesitation to fully condemn racist groups, President Donald Trump is considering a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who gained national prominence by bragging about humiliating inmates in his jail, promoting the “birther” conspiracy theory about then-President Barack Obama and systematically discriminating against Latinos.


Duterte faces nationwide revolt over drugs war after killing of schoolboy sparks outrage
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:14:35 -0400

Duterte faces nationwide revolt over drugs war after killing of schoolboy sparks outrageA horrifying image of a schoolboy being dragged to a violent death in a dirty alleyway has galvanised the Philippines against a brutal state-led war on drugs that has killed over 12,500 people in the last year. For a nation now largely immune to the bloodied corpses of alleged small time drugs users and dealers dumped on the streets, the graphic reports of the final moments of Kian Delos Santos, 17, who was allegedly shot three times by undercover police officers, have been too much to bear. His killing last week has united the public, senior politicians and the Catholic Church into the most significant sweep of mass protests since President Rodrigo Duterte pushed for a savage crackdown on drugs after his election last June. Most of the 12,500 casualties have been killed by masked assassins.  An estimated 3,500 have been killed in police shoot-outs, which officers often claim were self-defence. Protesters wearing masks depicting victims of extra judicial killings taking part in a demonstration against the killings of suspected drug users in Manila Credit: AFP In the case of Delos Santos, the police initially claimed he had fired first. But their story was contradicted by witnesses and CCTV footage that showed the teenager being dragged down alleyways into a dead-end corner where he was asked to run with a gun, and shot when he did. He was heard screaming “Please can I go home, I have school tomorrow.” Delos Santos is one of 81 people killed last week during mass police raids in what was the bloodiest period of the drugs war so far. His bullet-ridden, semi-naked body was found in a foetal position with a gun in his hand.   Speaking to Rappler news, his parents, Saldy and Lorenza, said he was a well-behaved teenager who loved watching YouTube and who helped with the family shop. His only vice was eating cheese-flavoured crisps. Protesters display placards and candles outside the wake for slain Delos Santos Credit: AP On the night he died, his father gave him a prescient warning to come home early. “You know how it is on our street, it could be dangerous,” Saldy said. Images of his devastated parents, comforting each other by his open casket have since dominated the local media. “I need to speak up for my son,” Lorenza told reporters. Saldy Delos Santos hit out at police attempts to smear his son’s name by alleging he was a drugs runner. “We are the victims here. We are the ones you should help,” he said. Several children have been caught in the crossfire of the drugs war, but the killing of Delos Santos has resonated in a way that none other has done before. Saldy Delos Santos comforts his son's girlfriend at his wake  Credit: AP Church leaders have led the outcry, pledging to ring church bells every evening in protest. The senate has launched an inquiry into the escalation in killings, and people have gathered in candlelit vigils. Vice-president Leni Robredo, said Delos Santos could have been her own child. “How many Kians have we had? How many more Kians will follow?” she asked. Three police officers, suspected of the murder, are currently in custody while the case is probed. Mr Duterte’s hardline stance wavered on Monday when he said if they were guilty they would “rot in jail.” Meanwhile the poignancy of his son’s future ambitions are not lost on Delos Santos’ father. “They killed an innocent child. And to think, he wanted to be a policeman,” he said.


Erdogan says top Turkish general must accept demotion
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:08:55 -0400

Erdogan says top Turkish general must accept demotionPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned a top Turkish general who played a key role in defeating last year's failed coup and led a cross-border operation in Syria that he must accept a surprise demotion without rancour. In a rare show of tension between the military and Erdogan, Turkish media reported that Lieutenant General Zekai Aksakalli had wanted to resign from the armed forces after he was moved from special forces chief to a less significant position. Whatever task is assigned, a soldier goes and fulfils their duty there," Erdogan said after Aksakalli was assigned as commander of the army's 2nd Corps, based on the Gallipoli peninsula in northwestern Turkey.


Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:19:08 -0400

Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbolsSTONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory.


France ditches plans to give Macron's wife paid role after backlash
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:10:25 -0400

France ditches plans to give Macron's wife paid role after backlashThe office of President Emmanuel Macron rowed back on Monday from plans to give his wife Brigitte Macron a formal, paid role, after a public backlash which threatened to undermine his broader agenda of change and modernization. In a statement, the presidency said Brigitte Macron would carry out "certain tasks" on behalf of the state, but would not get a salary, budget or separate office, instead working out of the Elysee Palace. More than 220,000 people signed a petition against the initial plans for her position, accusing President Macron of nepotism.


2018 BMW M5: 600 Horsepower, All-Wheel Drive, and 189 MPH!
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:10:00 -0400

2018 BMW M5: 600 Horsepower, All-Wheel Drive, and 189 MPH!Bavaria's supersedan is on track.


Plymouth Long Beach Temporarily Closed After Shark Sighting
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:20:03 -0400

Plymouth Long Beach Temporarily Closed After Shark SightingFollowing the sighting Plymouth Long Beach, Massachusetts was closed for a few hours. Sunday's was the first shark sighting off the beach in 2017.


Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:32:58 -0400

Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near SingaporeDivers have found the remains of some of the 10 sailors who went missing when a US destroyer collided with a tanker off Singapore, the navy said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident involving an American warship. The US Navy has announced a fleet-wide global investigation after the incident Monday involving the USS John S. McCain and the merchant vessel, which left a gaping gash in the destroyer’s hull.


Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:21:14 -0400

Solar Eclipse Safety TipsMany areas of the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017, but there are some important safety concerns when it comes to experiencing an eclipse. A total solar eclipse will start in Oregon and stretch across the country all the way to South Carolina -- find out if you are in the eclipse's path of totality HERE -- with most people getting to see a partial eclipse. According to NASA, the only safe way to look at the sun during this event with special-purpose solar filters, commonly called “eclipse glasses” or a hand-held solar viewer.


Breitbart News Wants Trump To Know His Base Is Not Happy About Afghanistan
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:46:06 -0400

Breitbart News Wants Trump To Know His Base Is Not Happy About AfghanistanBreitbart News had a clear message for President Donald Trump following his speech on the war in Afghanistan Monday night: His voter base is not happy.



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