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|Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:41:48 -0400|
|Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:31:32 -0400|
|Pilots Perform Risky Honor Lap Stunt, Alarming Travelers in Terminal|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400|
|Amazing photographs of rare white animals|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:14:33 -0400|
|Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters|
|Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:56 -0400|
|In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:14:05 -0400|
The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
|Sadness down under as final Holden marks end of Australian car industry|
|Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:19:39 -0400|
Shortly after midday today, a red Commodore marked the end of 69 years of Holden manufacture in Australia – and to countless enthusiasts, it was an occasion as sad as it was once virtually unthinkable. There is a select group of cars that transformed their respective nations' concept of mass motoring and the original 48-215 ‘FX’ certainly ranks alongside the Mini, 2CV or Fiat 600 in this regard. This was mass-market transport made in Australia, for Australia. Holden’s first involvement with the motor industry was as a coachbuilder and in 1924, it became the exclusive supplier of car bodies to General Motors. Seven years later it became a part of the GM empire and as early as 1936 the division’s MD Laurence Hartnett was planning a ‘wholly Australian car’ in place of the locally-built Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Vauxhalls. Towards the end of the Second World War, the government was keen to promote a locally-designed car and General Motors already had the basis of a suitable model in the form of a Chevrolet project that had been rejected as too compact for US motorists. A small group of prototypes were extensively tested and on the 29th November 1948 Ben Chifley, the then Prime Minister, unveiled the new 48-215. It was not a vehicle that represented a major technological advance and its list of standard fittings was low even by the standards of the day; no sidelights, carpet, door armrest, heater or even direction indicators of any form, one sun visor and a solitary tail lamp. Nor was the new Holden especially cheap as a price of £A675 represented nearly two years wages for the average worker but this did not deter 18,000 people from paying a deposit without having seen a 48-215 in the metal. Such was the demand that the company was soon obliged to issue a booklet entitled Holden Owners Give Reasons Why Holden is Worth Waiting For. Motoring picture of the day And perhaps the major reason for the impact of the FX on the post-war motorist was that it offered the ideal combination of advantages in a car that was launched at precisely the right moment. The brochures promised an engine designed for local conditions the 2.1-litre six-cylinder unit was capable of "80 miles per hour and 30 miles per gallon" with a smoothness not found in such rivals as the four-cylinder Austin A70 Hampshire. It was also flexible enough to propel the Holden from a crawl to cruising speed with the steering column-mounted lever in third gear. Holden intended that the FX would appeal to rural motorists and urban drivers alike, with suspension that could cope with the country’s many unsurfaced roads, and for the Sydney or Melbourne suburbanite, the ‘Aerobilt’ body was smart and offered room for a quintet of adult passengers: ‘you don’t climb in or scrabble out – you step in with ease and dignity. A great boon for elderly people and women." There was also a sense of robustness that was lacking in some of its competitors. Clive James once observed of the Standard Vanguard that it was a toss-up whether the ‘chromium trim would rust through before the exhaust pipe fell onto the road’. Above all, this was ‘Australia’s Own Car’, which automatically set it apart from any other car that bore an American or British marque and ten years later, the Lion and Stone badge adorned 40 percent of new models. The name of Holden had now entered the lexicon of a nation’s popular culture and the idea that in 2013 the company’s chief would state that ‘building cars in this country is just not sustainable’ would have been inconceivable. The moment when that last Commodore leaves the production line is not only the closing of a chapter in GM’s history – in many respects it is the end of a country’s automotive dream, one that began nearly 70 years ago.
|Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:58 -0400|
|CIA Forced to Walk Back Director's Statement|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:54:34 -0400|
Rachel Maddow shares video of CIA director Mike Pompeo stating falsely that the U.S. intelligence community's assessment is that Russia's meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. The CIA would later walk that statement back.
|A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded|
|Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400|
|At Least 60 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in Afghanistan|
|Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:10:18 -0400|
Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.
|FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:05:02 -0400|
The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors.
|Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:01 -0400|
A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.
|Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:12:00 -0400|
|Paul Ryan Hilariously Joked About Donald Trump During The Al Smith Dinner|
|Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:49:06 -0400|
|Man's fingertip torn off as wild boar rampage puts German town under siege|
|Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:52:46 -0400|
Two aggressive wild boars attacked and injured several people in the small German town of Heide on Friday morning, tearing through the town centre in a rampage which lasted for hours. Four people were injured, and one man’s fingertip was torn off, according to police reports. Others suffered leg injuries, as they were hit by the fully-grown animals in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein. The boars tore through the streets and ran through the market square, before making their way into a local bank branch, according to police, who issued a warning at around 9am urging people to avoid the town centre and to stay in their houses or in shops. One eyewitness saw a woman lying on the ground, screaming, after her trousers had been torn, according to German radio station NDR 1 Welle Nord. Another said they were "completely bewildered" and that the boars had come "out of nowhere". After a large-scale operation, during which police and hunters chased the boar with stun rifles, one was killed by huntsman Uwe Ingwersen at 11am - two hours after the animals were first spotted - with a targeted head shot. The second ran away from the centre and police say it is now outside the city area. Terror in Ditmarschen���� pic.twitter.com/mheLOKa5RK— Daggi (@danishkeks) October 20, 2017 Customers in the bank, which was invaded by the boars, were evacuated through open windows using ladders, according to police reports. Several cars were also damaged. Wild boar still roam the forests of Germany and are seen as a menace by much of German society. Marcus Börner, press officer at the Country Hunting Association, told the Schleswig-Holstein newspaper that it is highly stressful for boars, which have spread extensively in the state in recent decades, to be caught between walls and among so many people, causing them to become aggressive. Earlier this year, a herd of wild boars attacked several people, injuring three, near Berlin's Tegel airport. Local media reported that it took authorities 18 shots to down one 200-kilogram boar, while the rest of the herd escaped.
|Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:10:26 -0400|
One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters. An unidentified body was found in a guest room and two people were injured, said Htay Lwin, a spokesman of hotel owner Htoo Group.
|What 'Me Too' Can Teach Men Who Are Willing to Listen|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:46:24 -0400|
|NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics|
|Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:41:00 -0400|
Since 2014, the NATO alliance has made numerous posture changes on its eastern flank to deter Russia. Essentially, the alliance’s goal is to change Russian behavior, but how does one measure such policy modifications in Moscow? “Despite its overall military advantages, NATO faces an imbalance in conventional capabilities in regions bordering Russia, such as the Baltics,” reads the report.
|SitRep: U.S. Warships on Alert; Taliban Rip Through Afghan Forces|
|Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0400|