Raccoon breaks into woman’s bathroom in Florida

A Florida sheriff’s deputy has posed for a selfie with a raccoon after authorities were called in to help remove the furry creature when it broke into a woman’s home. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Cowboys remain NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5BILLION

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable NFL franchise on Forbes ‘ annual list again after getting a $5 billion valuation. The New England Patriots ranked second at $3.8 billion. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Woman describes Tinder terror date with charged California surgeon

Lauren Hayden, 24, told DailyMailTV that Dr Grant Robicheaux was ‘super creepy’ and ‘aggressive’ during their date at his apartment in Palm Springs last October. Robicheaux is facing charges for rape. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

North American airports ranked by passengers

The North America Airport Satisfaction Study polled over 40,000 passengers and asked them their thoughts on check-in, retail, accessibility, terminal facilities and baggage reclaim. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

PIERS MORGAN: Stop lying Tess Holliday you’re morbidly obese

Dear Tess, you are someone suffering from morbid obesity. That’s not me being a ‘fat-shaming douchebag’, as your legion of fans will doubtless immediately scream. That’s just a fact. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Mold and bacteria could be in YOUR skincare products

Mold and bacteria can grow in beauty products after their expiration date or if they are kept in humid environments.Experts recommend paying attention to the expiration date on product labels. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Overflowing hog manure lagoons could make people sick

Hurricane Florence has caused hog manure lagoons in North Carolina, full of harmful bacteria, to overflow which could make people ill, say experts. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Oregon House representative candidate drops out of race

Working Families Party candidate Amanda La Bell, 41, has announced she’s quitting the race for Oregon’s state house seat on Wednesday, following false claims about her university degree. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Michelle Obama’s make-up artist Car Ray shares a photo with her

Carl Ray, a make-up artist based in Washington, D.C., took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photo of himself with the former first lady while paying tribute to their friendship in a kind post. Full Story Here Daily Mail September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Democrats stand behind Ford

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us Dr. Christine Blasey Ford insisted the FBI investigate her claim Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her or she will not testify. ABC News’ Elizabeth Hur reports. Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us The very last cars Burt Reynolds’ personally owned – including a ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Trans Am – are headed to auction on September 29 during Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company’s shooting range outside Moscow. “The target is set up practically at the maximum distance,” Rossiya 24 television reported, saying that Putin appeared to… Read More

Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us The company filed a post-trial motion on Tuesday for California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos in San Francisco to set aside the Aug. 10 jury verdict, reduce the award or grant a new trial, saying there was insufficient evidence for the jury to… Read More

Gun rights activist Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault of teen

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us Cody Wilson, a guns rights activist, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. A Texas gun rights activist whose quest to spread the availability of 3D printed guns sparked a legal battle, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl… Read More

Jeff Flake blasts Donald Trump Jr. over Kavanaugh accuser post

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us Jeff Flake, a GOP senator from Arizona and an outspoken Trump critic, takes issue with an Instagram post by the president’s eldest son. Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

Mother-of-three becomes fastest human being on a bike at 183.9mph

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us A woman has become the fastest human on a bicycle, reaching a speed of 183.9mph. Denise Mueller-Korenek, 45, shattered a two-decade-old land speed cycling record which was previously held by a man. Her incredible feat, which has yet to be officially verified by… Read More

Who Are The Winners And Losers From Today’s Amazon Announcement? – Forbes

ForbesWho Are The Winners And Losers From Today’s Amazon Announcement?ForbesAmazon had a short-notice event in the hallowed spheres in Seattle to announce a slew of new technology that will make many happy and several others have Alexa sing them a lullaby. From newly revamped models of existing Echo designs to new devices …Amazon Is Going to… Read More

Kavanaugh allegation tests support of GOP women

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That’s why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it struck Cordes as the latest example of the ceaseless —… Read More

German energy company: saving threatened forest ‘illusion’

BERLIN (AP) — A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it’s an “illusion” to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion). RWE wants to start cutting down half the… Read More

Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir raided over a dozen homes of police officers and abducted three whose bullet-riddled were recovered Friday, officials said. The killings came days after the region’s largest rebel group asked officers to quit the Kashmiri police force and stay away from counterinsurgency operations. Militants in Kashmir have… Read More

Week 4 preview: Saban-Fisher redux in SEC; Ducks face test

For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in one of two games between Top 25 teams. The other has No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon. Fisher was… Read More

Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the prison department confirmed the sentences had been commuted by the state sultan on March 26. They are serving new sentences… Read More

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. The Bangkok South Civil Court’s decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress. Most of the plaintiffs in the… Read More

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city buildings. A series… Read More

For Kavanaugh, path forward could be like Clarence Thomas’

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. “It doesn’t matter how you got here. All that matters now is what you do… Read More

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay. The Maldives’ third multiparty presidential election is being held five years after incumbent President… Read More

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

BERLIN (AP) — An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman’s form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. The exhibition opening Friday at Berlin’s Gropius Bau museum reveals… Read More

‘Not just in the US’: amateur historian highlights Canada’s forgotten racism

Archives shed light on incidents of racial discrimination and the country’s civil rights pioneers An amateur historian in Canada has highlighted a forgotten story of racial injustice, and one of the country’s earliest segregation lawsuits, in hopes of bringing recognition to civil rights pioneers. In 1914, Charles Daniels bought a pair of tickets to see… Read More

Everyday memories of Addis Ababa – a photo essay

Beginning as a Tumblr page, website VintageAddis.com invites Ethiopians to share old photographs from family archives, and aims to document the lives of communities throughout the 20th century. The web project and Instagram feed started by Philipp Schütz, Wongel Abebe and Nafkot Gebeyehu, reveals an intimate view of the city. Support the Project’s photobook Terefe… Read More

Theresa May loyalists insist her Brexit plan still workable despite EU rejection

Ministers circle in support of Chequers proposals after bruising Salzburg summit Cabinet ministers and loyalists to Theresa May are seeking to defend her beleaguered Brexit strategy, insisting her Chequers proposals are still workable even after their rejection by EU leaders at Thursday’s Salzburg summit. It was up to the EU to “engage with what’s on… Read More

College football: Temple makes most of Tulsa errors

Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls defeated Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night at Philadelphia in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Armstead scored the 22nd touchdown of his career, tying Anthony… Full Story Here LA Times September… Read More

Why people can take years to report sexual assaults

A decades-old allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which he denies, has some asking why the accuser took so long. Full Story Here BBC Front Page September 21, 2018 2:42 am Support Us

J’accuse as the New Legal Standard

Two and a half centuries of legal precedent in the United States is based on the assumption of “innocent until proven guilty.” Have we moved beyond that with the Kavanaugh hearing? Full Story Here American Thinker September 21, 2018 2:41 am Support Us

Wars, Patriots, and Traitors: Recalling Korea and Vietnam

Love of fellow human beings, love of family and country, love of freedom of mind and person are what motivate men and women to stand against traitors of civilized order and freedom. Look in particular at the Vietnam War experience. Full Story Here American Thinker September 21, 2018 2:41 am Support Us

The Alinsky-ization of Brett Kavanaugh

Forget about Christine Braley Ford for a minute. This is where the rest of the Democrats’ plan comes in. Full Story Here American Thinker September 21, 2018 2:41 am Support Us

Dear Juanita Broaddrick

Justice may be blind, but it is not brain-dead. Full Story Here American Thinker September 21, 2018 2:41 am Support Us

Mild, Mild West

The Sisters Brothers fails to deliver either comedy or drama. Full Story Here National Review September 21, 2018 2:41 am Support Us

The surprising foods that are messing with your gut

We’re finally starting to understand which foods are causing tummy troubles for so many, and the culprits challenge everything we thought we knew about healthy eating Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

An extreme close-up with a beautiful furry moth

Look into the giant eyes of this poplar hawkmoth and you might be scared, but this hairy insect lacks any means to bite or hurt you Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

Is the rise of populism over or only just beginning?

Ten years after the financial crisis, a leading theory says the political upheavals that followed should now fade away. Is populism’s bubble about to burst, asks Simon Oxenham Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

Is your microbiome making you sick?

Our gut bacteria can play a role in everything from sleep to IBS and how we deal with stress, and we are finally working out how to use them to improve our health Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

Watch a blast of sound turn floating drops into bubbles

Sound can counteract gravity, making droplets float in the air. It can also turn them into bubbles, which could prove useful for creating hollow materials Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn From a Quiet Life in Academia

For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn From a Quiet Life in AcademiaImageChristine Blasey Ford was reluctant to come forward with her allegation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. By Elizabeth Williamson, Rebecca R. Ruiz, Emily Steel, Grace Ashford and Steve Eder Sept. 19, 2018 The text message from Christine Blasey Ford this summer… Read More

Kavanaugh’s Supporters and His Accuser Are at an Impasse Over Her Testimony

Kavanaugh’s Supporters and His Accuser Are at an Impasse Over Her TestimonyVideoBefore boarding Marine One for a visit to North Carolina, President Trump again defended Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor.Published OnSept. 19, 2018CreditCreditImage by Tom Brenner for The New York Times By… Read More

Putting Aside Grudge, Trump Backs Ex-Rival in Tight Nevada Race

Putting Aside Grudge, Trump Backs Ex-Rival in Tight Nevada RaceImagePresident Trump at a rally on Thursday night in Las Vegas to support Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who is facing a steep re-election battle.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Sept. 21, 2018 LAS VEGAS — President Trump implored Nevada voters… Read More

Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah boasted they possess “highly accurate” missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons. Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us

Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday. Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us

NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of “super-Earth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar systems at least 49 light-years away, marking the satellite’s first discovery since its April launch. TESS is on a two-year, $337 million… Read More

Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prison

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us Wanda Barzee, 72, was released this week after serving 15 years despite Smart’s pleas. Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:28 am Support Us

Browns beat Jets for first win since 2016

For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for… Full… Read More

UPDATE: DC police ID man arrested in Greenacres woman’s fatal stabbing – MyPalmBeachPost

MyPalmBeachPostUPDATE: DC police ID man arrested in Greenacres woman’s fatal stabbingMyPalmBeachPostWashington, D.C., police early Thursday arrested a 23-year-old man in the stabbing death of a former Greenacres student and graduate of Lake Worth High School who gained nationwide recognition as a student at FAU. Wendy Martinez, 35, was stabbed …Stabbed 7 times, DC jogger Wendy Karina… Read More

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. The preference would be for Ford to testify next… Read More

Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso’s government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east. The West African nation also announced this week it will monitor cars and trucks in the area near… Read More

Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tourists were warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically hurt in shark attacks on consecutive days. A 46-year-old woman was mauled on Wednesday and a 12-year-old girl was attacked on Thursday while swimming from yachts in Cid… Read More

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he… Read More

UK media: May ‘humiliated’ after EU trashes her Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is in tatters after it was rejected by the European Union at a summit the U.K. media branded a “humiliation.” European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while French… Read More

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to ‘step up’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh “made unwanted requests for sexual favors” or committed verbal or physical harrassment of a sexual nature… Read More

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to ‘step up’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denies that account, which Christine Blasey Ford says happened when they… Read More

Eastside Catholic drubs Rainier Beach 48-22 in Metro showdown

Eastside Catholic, which tops the Seattle Times’ rankings for Class 3A, didn’t allow No. 6 Rainier Beach to recover from an early touchdown, winning 48-22 at Acosta Field. Full Story Here Seattle Times Front Page September 21, 2018 2:27 am Support Us

Libya says death toll from Tripoli clashes climbs to 96

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say the death toll from fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has climbed to at least 96 people, including civilians. The Health Ministry said on Friday that clashes since Aug. 26 have also left 444 others wounded. It says 11 people, including eight civilians, were… Read More

India and Pakistan meeting at UN to end three-year freeze

Foreign ministers to meet at sidelines of general assembly in sign of thaw in relations The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are to meet on the sidelines of the UN general assembly next week in the first high-level contact between the neighbours in nearly three years. India’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, will meet… Read More

5 people shot during memorial service in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York. Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on Midland Avenue. He says ages of the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old. The…… Read More

Week 5 High School Football Preview: Ocean View vs. Dana Hills

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Dana Hills High Key Seahawks: Sr. QB Noah Hickman (30 of 40 passing for 510 yards and nine TDs); Sr. WR/FS Will Earthman (14 catches for 273 yards and four TDs; 16 carries for 214 yards and two TDs); Sr. LB Jesus Ramirez (24 tackles); Sr. LB Alex Nieves (23… Read More

The new face of the far right in Europe

He’s the far right’s newest poster boy – but Martin Sellner’s insistence that his far-right group is non-violent doesn’t have everyone convinced. Full Story Here BBC Front Page September 21, 2018 2:27 am Support Us

Meghan takes mum to cookbook launch

Doria Ragland introduces herself as “Meg’s mom” and says she is “head over heels” with pride. Full Story Here BBC Front Page September 21, 2018 2:27 am Support Us

The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:13 am Support Us SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): Full Story Here Yahoo News September 21, 2018 2:13 am Support Us

Michael Cohen provided ‘critical information’ to Robert Mueller, his attorney says – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMichael Cohen provided ‘critical information’ to Robert Mueller, his attorney saysUSA TODAYWASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, the president’s former attorney and fixer, has provided information to special counsel Robert Mueller, Cohen’s attorney confirmed Thursday evening. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, wrote on Twitter that his client provided …Michael Cohen Has Talked With Mueller About Trump in Recent… Read More

The North American Indian by Edward S Curtis – in pictures

A stunning record of vanishing Native American tribes, one of the earliest complete versions of Curtis’s early 20th-century work, will be offered for auction in its original binding by Swann Auction Galleries in New York on 18 October, with an estimate of $1m-$1.5m Continue reading… Full Story Here Guardian.CO.UK-TOP Stories September 21, 2018 2:12 am… Read More

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify if terms ‘ensure her safety’

Christine Blasey Ford says she’s willing to testify next week – but not on Monday as Repubicans have demanded ‘No accident’ Brett Kavanaugh’s female law clerks ‘looked like models’, Yale professor told students Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who has accused supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, has… Read More

From the Archives: Munchkins at premiere of ‘Wizard of Oz’

The Aug. 15, 1939, premiere of “The Wizard of Oz” in Los Angeles was complete with Munchkins at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Actor Wallace Beery, kneeling, was joined by his daughter Carol Ann, center, “Wizard of Oz” producer Mervyn LeRoy, far right, and several actors dressed in Munchkin costumes… Full Story Here LA Times September 21,… Read More

Week 5 High School Football Preview: Los Amigos vs. Garden Grove

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Garden Grove High Key Lobos: Sr. QB Brandon Tinoco (40 of 74 passing for 648 yards, nine TDs and three INTs); Jr. RB/DB Brian Pacheco (65 carries for 506 yards and three TDs; 17 catches for 330 yards and two TDs); Jr. WR Adolfo Chavez (10 catches for 212 yards… Read More

Q&A for federal workers: High-three salary

The “high-three” average salary is used in setting a federal employee’s retirement benefit, but not all forms of compensation count toward it. Full Story Here Washington Post September 21, 2018 1:58 am Support Us

Chicago sets record high temperature for day, but cooler weather ahead

The temperature at O’Hare International Airport climbed to 93 degrees late Thursday afternoon, breaking a record-high temperature for Sept. 20 set just a year ago, but the first below-average temperatures since April are expected to arrive Friday, just in time for fall, according to the National… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune September 21, 2018 1:58… Read More

‘Who Has the Greater Incentive to Lie?’: Defenders of Kavanaugh and His Accuser Square Off – New York Times

New York Times‘Who Has the Greater Incentive to Lie?’: Defenders of Kavanaugh and His Accuser Square OffNew York TimesAllegations of sexual assault have upended Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation process for the Supreme Court. In the days since Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist in Northern California, came forward as the woman who divulged the …Fairness… Read More

What is behind the decline in UFO sightings?

In an age of wild claims churned out by politicians, media and advertisers, perhaps people don’t care as much any more This month, the two major online sites for reporting UFOs – the National UFO Reporting Center and the Mutual UFO Network – both documented steep drops in worldwide sightings. The declines started around 2014,… Read More

Greens seek to disallow big chunk of extra funding to Catholic schools

Party hopes to have up to $4.4bn denied by Senate but Coalition says the $3.2bn component can’t be reversed The Greens are threatening to have the changes to school funding disallowed in an attempt to redirect billions of dollars from Catholic and independent schools to public education. Labor has not ruled out joining the push,… Read More

French man shares house with 400 reptiles

Philippe Gillet shares his home with a host of scaly creatures, with two alligators in his living room. Full Story Here BBC Front Page September 21, 2018 1:58 am Support Us

TSP ‘lifecycle’ funds to tilt more toward stocks

The goal is to “improve outcomes for existing L Fund participants while not unreasonably increasing risk levels,” the TSP staff says. Full Story Here Washington Post September 21, 2018 1:42 am Support Us

Kavanaugh’s classmates at Georgetown Prep describe alcohol-soaked party culture

To the uninitiated, Georgetown Preparatory School feels less like a high school than a well-heeled liberal arts college. The 93-acre campus in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital boasts a state-of-the-art athletic center, a nine-hole golf course, and its own gift shop. Gardeners crisscross… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune September 21, 2018 1:42 am… Read More

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After ‘Serious Illness’ – NPR

NPRVietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After ‘Serious Illness’NPRVietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a “serious illness.” Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the …Vietnamese President Tran… Read More

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang Is Dead at 61 Following a Serious Illness

(HANOI, Vietnam) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s second in command after the Communist party’s leader, died Friday of a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. The website statement said Quang passed away despite “utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the Party… Read More

Huntington Beach girls’ tennis shows potential, beats Fountain Valley

There is an excitement around the Huntington Beach High girls’ tennis team this season. Coach Suzanne DeVries, in her eighth year with the Oilers and her second as varsity head coach, said this is the best Huntington Beach squad in her time with the program. The Oilers are young but talented, with… Full Story Here… Read More

Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Killjoys’ on Syfy

SERIES Art in the Twenty-First Century Four South African artists from Johannesburg with diverse ethnic backgrounds and identities are featured in the first two episodes of the series’ new season. In the second, artists from around the world find a creative haven in Berlin. 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE Diners,… Full Story Here LA Times… Read More