The Latest: Zoo cites break in steel cable barrier in escape

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans (all times local): Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us Plans to launch the first NASA astronauts since 2011 to the International Space Station from the United States look set to be delayed due to incomplete safety measures and accountability holes in the agency’s commercial crew program, according to a federal report released… Read More

Delayed arraignment for suspect in Massachusetts police shooting

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us A Massachusetts man suspected of killing a police officer and a bystander with the officer’s pistol will not be formally charged on Monday because he is still recovering from wounds sustained during a gunfight with police, officials said. Suspect Emanuel Lopes, 20, was… Read More

Amazon Prime Day 2018: 25 best deals for under $25

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us Amazon Prime Day 2018 is finally here — and from the looks of it, the sales Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us

Mike Pompeo rejects EU appeal for exemptions in sanctions against Iran

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, has rejected a high-level appeal from the EU for exemptions from sanctions against Iran, throwing into doubt billions of euros worth of trade. Senior officials from Britain, France and Germany had pleaded with the US not… Read More

Israel hits Hamas posts in response to arson kites

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:58 am Support Us An Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to balloons carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland, the army said. The strikes signalled a tougher Israeli response to the hundreds of balloons and… Read More

Weiss, Westlake and West Suburban hospitals to be sold to Obama friend

Tenet Healthcare announced plans Wednesday to sell Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center — its last three hospitals in the Chicago area — to an investment firm headed Eric Whitaker, a close friend of President Barack Obama. The deal, which requires… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune July 18, 2018… Read More

Trump backs off siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Rebuked… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune July 18, 2018… Read More

UNAIDS chief says won’t quit over agency harassment claims

PARIS (AP) — Embattled UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe has said he will not quit his job over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. Sidibe said “I need to deliver on my job,” responding to questions from AP during a Paris press conference amid calls for his resignation. He spoke… Read More

Winners named after slow Port Huron to Mackinac Island race

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — This year’s Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race on Lake Huron was so slow that the awards were handed out as some competitors still were heading to the finish line. The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race started Saturday under light winds and the weather didn’t make for quick progress.… Read More

From midnight golf and lava clubs to the British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — He comes from a place where they play midnight golf and the most precious item in the bag is a rusty “lava club,” used to hit balls off rock formations strewn across the fairways. Haraldur Magnus will become the first Icelandic man to play in any of golf’s four majors at… Read More

Trump Says Those at the ‘Higher Ends of Intelligence’ Loved His Remarks With Putin – New York Times

New York TimesTrump Says Those at the ‘Higher Ends of Intelligence’ Loved His Remarks With PutinNew York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday that “many people at the higher ends of intelligence” loved his performance during Monday’s joint news conference in Helsinki, Finland, with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. But it was not immediately …The… Read More

AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs

Two people familiar with the situation say San Antonio and Toronto have reached an agreement in principle on a trade that will send Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs. One of the people says the Spurs also are sending Danny Green to the Raptors as part of the deal. Both… Read More

100 years since his birth, S.Africa pays tribute to Mandela – Yahoo News

Yahoo News100 years since his birth, S.Africa pays tribute to MandelaYahoo NewsSouth Africa on Wednesday marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project as archbishop Desmond Tutu led emotional tributes to the late anti-apartheid icon. Mandela’s birthday on July 18 is celebrated …Graça Machel: What Nelson Mandela taught me… Read More

Add Josh Hader to the long list who have been burned by social media – ESPN

ESPNAdd Josh Hader to the long list who have been burned by social mediaESPNBrewers pitcher Josh Hader faces scrutiny after anti-gay and racist tweets surfaced on Tuesday. Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email. 5:55 AM PT. ESPN.com. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest …After All-Star Game, Josh Hader Apologizes… Read More

911 caller warns of gas leak before fatal Wisconsin blast

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Recordings show a construction worker called 911 to warn he could smell and hear a leak from a broken gas main, just before a massive explosion killed a firefighter and destroyed six buildings in southern Wisconsin. The worker told the dispatcher, “it’s bad,” after explaining a main had been struck… Read More

Florida homeowners get to keep ‘Starry Night’ murals on home

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor must apologize to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home’s exterior painted to emulate a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Mount Dora City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday that Lubomir Jastrzebski and Nancy Nemhauser can keep the blue-and-yellow paint swirled on their… Read More

Canada’s high Arctic glaciers at risk of disappearing completely, study finds

Satellite imagery shows hundreds of glaciers shrinking as average annual temperature rises 3.6C in 70 years Hundreds of glaciers in Canada’s high Arctic are shrinking and many are at risk of disappearing completely, an unprecedented inventory of glaciers in the country’s northernmost island has revealed. Using satellite imagery, researchers catalogued more than 1,700 glaciers in… Read More

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

Supplements do not offer cardiovascular benefits, researchers conclude from trials involving 112,000 people The widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence. Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The… Read More

Suspected serial rapist is an illegal immigrant who drove for Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally. The San Francisco district attorney’s office charged Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, with raping four women…… Read More

US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support Us The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant reservist who sued when he was booted from the military last month after enlisting with a promised path to citizenship, according to court filings and his attorney. Full Story Here Yahoo News… Read More

Anger over 'callous' Magufuli remarks on prisoners

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support Us Amnesty International on Monday slammed Tanzanian President John Magufuli for ordering that prisoners be made to work “day and night” and be kicked if lazy. “All people deprived of their liberty must be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity… Read More

Anthony Bourdain slams Clintons, Weinstein in last interview

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support Us In a newly released interview, Anthony Bourdain slams the Clintons and Harvey Weinstein, calling Bill Clinton ‘Gropey and rapey’ and describing how he would like to see Weinstein die. Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support Us

Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth center

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support Us Former US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he… Read More

3 victims identified after Florida Everglades plane crash

Authorities have identified three victims of a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades. In a Miami Herald report, Miami-Dade Police said 22-year-old Jorge Sanchez, 72-year-old Ralph Knight and 19-year-old Nisha Sejwal were killed Tuesday in the crash about 9 miles (14.5… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support… Read More

Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thai cave rescue diver a pedophile

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so. There was no immediate public reaction to Musk’s tweets from diver Vern Unsworth, who in colorful language in a TV interview… Full Story Here Chicago… Read More

Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozan

Two people familiar with the situation say San Antonio and Toronto have reached an agreement in principle on a trade that will send Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs. One of the people says the Spurs also are sending Danny Green to the Raptors as part of the deal. Both…… Read More

Obama urges Africa to do more to stem brain drain – Reuters

ReutersObama urges Africa to do more to stem brain drainReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former U.S. president Barack Obama advised talented young Africans on Wednesday to drive change at home rather than emigrating, and urged their governments to do more to curb a brain drain. Former US President Barack …Graça Machel: What Nelson Mandela taught me — and… Read More

President Trump on Defense After Russia Summit Criticism

(WASHINGTON) — Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising “big results” from better relations with Russia and hitting back at “haters.” Trump made no mention of his having walked back comments that called into question U.S. intelligence findings of Russian meddling in the 2016… Read More

Taylor Swift Declares National Snake Day Her ‘Favorite Day of the Year’

Taylor Swift wholeheartedly embraced a snake theme for National Snake Day. “Happy National Snake Day, my favorite day of the year,” the pop megastar said during Tuesday’s Cleveland stop on her Reputation tour. The date was July 17, roughly two years since the day Swift’s strained relationship with Kanye West peaked in 2016. Swift made… Read More

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“The 2018 ESPYs” The ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Yearly) celebrate the best moments of the year in sports, with many of its awards voted on by fans online; hosted by retired race-car driver Danica Patrick, awards include nominees from many sports, with special awards including posthumous Best Coach Award for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School… Read More

Is the GOP a party? Or a cult

When the leader of your own political party goes off the rails, what’s a local Republican to do? Nothing, apparently. Full Story Here Seattle Times Front Page July 18, 2018 7:44 am Support Us

Lawmakers confront May in rowdy House of Commons session

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers confronted U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on her plans for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, with testy exchanges in the House of Commons underscoring her weakening grip on power. May’s weekly question-and-answer session in Parliament came just days after her plans for exiting the EU were narrowly approved — but… Read More

Organ donation: we can break taboos among British BAME communities

Successes in the US, Israel and Qatar prove that religious and cultural hurdles highlighted in a new report can be overcome “You need to start looking for a kidney donor right away. Start with social media and go all out.” The tone and urgency of her doctor’s advice had left Ashley De La Mode somewhat… Read More

How Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, worked her way into top US circles

Criminal charges open new front in bid to counter Russian disruption and suggest American associates of Butina, 29, may be under threat The Las Vegas hotel ballroom was crowded, but the Russian redhead caught Donald Trump’s eye. “Yes, ma’am,” he said, inviting a question. Related: Russian woman charged with spying for Moscow by ‘infiltrating’ NRA… Read More

World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer

Australian scientists say test delivers a more accurate diagnosis than the human eye Australian scientists have developed the world’s first blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages. Early trials of the test involving 209 people showed it was capable of picking up early stage melanoma in 81.5% of cases. Continue reading… Full Story… Read More

Trump backflips on Russia interference – video

A day after Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, he has sought to reverse comments he made during the leaders’ joint press conference. Citing the transcript of his remarks, Trump said his assertion that he did not see ‘any reason why it would be Russia’ behind election inference should have been: ‘I don’t… Read More

Grenfell police carry out three interviews under caution

Interviews come as Met considers whether offences including corporate manslaughter were committed Detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have carried out three interviews under caution as the Met considers whether offences including gross negligence manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and breaches of the Health and Safety Act may have been committed, Scotland Yard said. In a statement,… Read More

‘Double negative’ not not trends

The US president’s reversal comments on Russia puts the spotlight on a syntactic construction. Full Story Here BBC Front Page July 18, 2018 7:43 am Support Us

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us MOSCOW (AP) — While Donald Trump came home to criticism from left and right after his first summit with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president came home to universal praise. Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us

JetBlue founder orders 60 Airbus planes for new low-cost carrier

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us JetBlue founder David Neeleman has inked a major deal with Airbus as part of his vision to launch a new low-cost carrier in the US.  Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us

Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said. Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in… Read More

Muslim candidates run in record numbers but face backlash

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us

Syrian regime advances fast on rebels in south

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us Syrian regime forces backed by Russia made sweeping advances on Monday against rebels holding out in the country’s vital southern zone. For nearly one month, Syria’s government has worked to capture the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra with a mix of heavy bombardment,… Read More

Obama visits Kenyan home to launch youth centre

Full Story Here Yahoo News July 18, 2018 7:28 am Support Us Former US president Barack Obama recounted fond memories of his family home in Kenya on a visit Monday to launch a state-of-the-art youth centre run by his half-sister. Obama is on his first trip to Kenya since he was president in 2015, when… Read More

Trump returns to touting his summit with Putin a day after doing damage control

A day after trying to do damage control, President Donald Trump offered a fresh defense Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, firing off morning tweets in which he claimed that his widely panned news conference afterward actually was appreciated by “many people at the higher… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune July 18, 2018… Read More

Contemporary home in Lincoln Park: $2.35M

2424 N. Janssen Ave. in Chicago: $2,349,000 Listed on May 9, 2018 This custom-built home features architectural glass, manganese iron spot brick and limestone, wide plank walnut floors, a floating glass and steel staircase, and Kelly Wearstler wall coverings. The home has three en suite bedrooms,… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune July 18, 2018 7:28… Read More

MGM sues Las Vegas massacre victims in hopes of limiting liability

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed in Nevada, California, New York and other… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More

Josh Hader apologizes for racist tweets, claims they ‘don’t reflect any of my beliefs now’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJosh Hader apologizes for racist tweets, claims they ‘don’t reflect any of my beliefs now’USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Josh Hader was well-known in baseball circles before Tuesday night, his blazing fastball and devastating slider creating one of the most dominant relief weapons in baseball and sending him to his first All-Star Game. With greater notoriety …Ugly… Read More

​One or Two Questions review – gripping doc gets to heart of Uruguay

Kristina Konrad’s four-hour epic is an unsettling but vital exploration of the effectiveness of referendums – and what peace means in a democracy This gruelling but vital film should be required viewing, perhaps in school-detention conditions, for Putin, Trump, Farage, opportunist Brexiters, amoral consultants, veteran lobbyists and anyone else from the current mob of democracy-bashers.… Read More

Libya migrant centres near breaking point after spike in arrivals

Coastguard crackdown leaves thousands in overcrowded facilities, with many more at mercy of smugglers and militia The number of migrants in Libya’s overcrowded detention centres has almost doubled over the past three months, according to the UN’s migration agency. Amid a crackdown on Mediterranean crossings by the Italy and EU-backed Libyan coastguard, the number of… Read More

Thai cave rescue: footballers and coach describe ordeal

Twelve players and coach speak in first press conference since being rescued from Tham Luang caves last week The 12 players and coach of the Wild Boars football team dramatically rescued from a Thai cave last week have spoken publicly about their ordeal for the first time at a press conference beamed around the world.… Read More

War-torn Sarajevo’s camera kids, then and now – a photo essay

In 1997 photographer Chris Leslie taught basic camera techniques at Sarajevo’s Bjelave orphanage and sent the children off to capture their city. This year he returned to see how their lives had unfolded The children confined to Bjelave orphanage had suffered terribly – both because of the war, and from neglect and abuse. One journalist… Read More

Lebanese activists angry after assaulted Kenyan is deported

Treatment of migrant workers condemned after victim of ‘mob assault is criminalised’ Campaigners in Lebanon have condemned the country’s “oppressive” treatment of migrant workers after a Kenyan woman who was the victim of a “mob attack” was deported. Footage of the assault, which took place in a suburb of Beirut on 17 June, went viral… Read More

May faces defeat as Labour backs customs union amendment

Amendment would force UK to join customs union if no agreement on trade is reached Theresa May faces a damaging Commons defeat, as Labour confirmed it would back an amendment tabled by rebel Tory MPs seeking to ensure Britain remains in a customs union after Brexit. Related: OBR casts doubt on May’s claim ‘Brexit dividend’… Read More

In the wilds of Oregon, a classical piano is heard

There’s always been a lot to see in the wilds of Oregon. Now, thanks to a pioneering program from a pianist named Hunter Noack, there’s more to hear while exploring those beaches, mountains, deserts and plains. Noack is the musician behind “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild,” which stages… Full Story Here LA… Read More

No, Prop 47 didn’t de-criminalize misdemeanors

Not every letter to the editor gets published. One that didn’t make the cut earlier this year came from an elected official from a mid-size Southern California city who complained that thefts from homes and cars were on the rise because of recent changes to sentencing laws. Burglars now know, the… Full Story Here LA… Read More

Seek out mountain gorillas on tour of Uganda’s national parks

Trek through the jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas on a 10-day excursion offered by Classic Escapes. Other highlights include a two-night stay in Kibale Forest National Park, known for its chimpanzees and 325 bird species, and two days… Full Story Here LA Times July 18, 2018 7:27… Read More

Cubs at the break: What’s half full, what’s half empty?

The Cubs find themselves battling the Brewers in the National League Central for the second consecutive season. Here are three seasons why their cup of optimism is half full, and three why it’s half empty: Half full: bullpen Closer Brandon Morrow and versatile Steve Cishek have been two of the… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More

Indiana man charged with Lincoln Park home invasion, sexual abuse

A man from Indianapolis was charged with three felonies in connection with an attack in May in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Hunter Best, of the 4900 block of Cherryhill Court in Indianapolis, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, home invasion, criminal trespass to residence while… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune July 18, 2018 7:13… Read More

White Sox at the break: What’s half full, what’s half empty?

The White Sox were touted by some preseason pundits as a sleeper playoff contender. Instead they enter the All-Star break with a franchise-record 62 losses. Here are three reasons why their outlook is half full and three reasons why it’s half empty: Half full: young pitching As uneven as they have… Full Story Here Chicago… Read More

Trump calls out ‘very aggressive’ Montenegro in latest NATO jibe – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comTrump calls out ‘very aggressive’ Montenegro in latest NATO jibeNBCNews.comLONDON — In the 12 short years since Montenegro regained its independence, the European country has joined NATO, boosted its defense spending, and according to official figures contributes more troops per capita to the war in Afghanistan than the …Trump fundamentally undermines NATO, says ‘aggressive’ Montenegro could… Read More

How Kawhi Leonard went from Spurs superstar to the Raptors – ESPN

ESPNHow Kawhi Leonard went from Spurs superstar to the RaptorsESPNWith the Raptors finalizing a deal to acquire Kawhi Leonard, check out his best plays with the Spurs. (2:43). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger; Email. 7:09 AM ET. Michael C. WrightESPN Staff Writer. Close. Joined ESPN in 2010; Previously covered …Report: San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors… Read More

Rescued Thai boys kick footballs at beginning of press conference – video

Young members of the football team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand arrive carrying footballs as they attend their first press conference. They appeared in football shirts alongside members of the Navy Seals who saved them.  Continue reading… Full Story Here Guardian.CO.UK-TOP Stories July 18, 2018 7:13 am Support Us

HS2 accused of breaching cycle crossing commitments along high speed route

Government-owned company has back-pedalled on its pledge to cycle-proof the line, say campaigners, locking out cyclists for generations to come The company building the HS2 high speed rail line is accused of watering down commitments on cycle crossings along the route, in a move campaigners say will endanger lives and lock out cycling for generations… Read More

Air China crew grounded after co-pilot’s vaping sparked mid-air emergency

Aviation watchdog revokes pilots’ flying licences after 737 forced into emergency descent A Chinese cockpit crew involved in a mid-air emergency sparked by smoke from a co-pilot’s vape have had their flying licences revoked. Authorities have also cut the number of 737 flights operated by the flag-carrier Air China, state media reported on Wednesday. Continue… Read More

Budding business: how cannabis could transform Lebanon

Report proposes legalising billion-dollar cannabis industry to rescue ailing economy The town of Brital, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, is a jarring contrast of poverty and ostentatious wealth. Busted-up old vans drive on potholed roads next to gleaming Bentleys and Range Rovers with no number plates and blacked-out windows. Unemployment is rife, and yet the landscape… Read More

Residents in tourism hotspots have had enough. So what’s the answer?

Tourism brings money and jobs to cities – but can also damage residents’ day-to-day lives, culture and heritage. Here are some solutions How do you solve a problem like tourism? It employs hundreds of millions of people, buoys entire industries – but can tear apart the very cities that benefit from it, alienating residents and… Read More

Activist tells of detention for disrupting Trump-Putin summit

Sam Husseini says he was held in ‘dungeon’ after trying to engage US leader on policies Moments before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin began their startling press conference on Saturday, Finnish police dragged a man in a suit and glasses who was holding a sign that read “Nuclear Test Ban Treaty” from the hall. But… Read More

Will Republicans punish Trump for his performance with Putin?

President’s comments on election meddling called ‘disgraceful’ but most in his party are reluctant to enter open conflict Opinion: Republicans followed Trump off a cliff of treachery Air Force One departed Helsinki on Monday after a head-spinning week in which the US president attacked the postwar international order and sided with the Russian president Vladimir… Read More

Trapped boys thought they were hallucinating when rescuers arrived

When the 12 boys trapped in a flooded Thai cave first glimpsed at their saviors — they thought they were hallucinating. “We heard people speaking,” one of the young soccer players said at a nationally broadcasted press conference Wednesday, shortly after being discharged from the hospital in Chiang Rai. “We were not sure if it…… Read More

Why can’t we use the word ‘retarded’? Because of people like Tom Segura

To the editor: Regarding insult comic Tom Segura’s joke about using the R-word, the proper designation is intellectual disability. When I started teaching 38 years ago in the Los Angeles Unified School District, people said “mentally retarded.” Those words describe the disability — slow in mental… Full Story Here LA Times July 18, 2018 7:12… Read More

Will the California grizzly make a comeback?

Even though the grizzly bear has been extinct in California for nearly a century, I’m seeing them more and more around the state. Hipster teens and adults wear T-shirts or hats bedecked with our state animal in various poses. Liberal and conservative activists use them in memes and campaign posters…. Full Story Here LA Times… Read More

Daveed Diggs on telling an “Oakland story” in “Blindspotting”

Award-winning actor Daveed Diggs took home the Tony Award for best featured actor in a musical for playing dual roles in the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.” He now stars in “Blindspotting,” a new film he co-wrote and produced. Diggs plays Collin, an Oakland man, who is trying to stay out of trouble during his final… Read More

Ch. 7’s Cheryl Scott ‘totally blacked out’ when beau proposed

Of course rain delayed Cheryl Scott’s big moment. The WLS-Ch. 7 meteorologist got engaged to her boyfriend, Dante Deiana, on vacation in Hawaii last week — but the proposal didn’t quite go according to plan. It rained the day the couple planned to hike the dormant Haleakala volcano, so they delayed… Full Story Here Chicago… Read More

South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast – Washington Post

Washington PostSouth Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecastWashington PostSEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s government dramatically cut its outlook on the job market while slightly lowering its growth forecast Wednesday, boding ill for President Moon Jae-in’s jobs-first agenda. The Finance Ministry said South Korea’s …Trump Says Russia Will Help With North Korea DenuclearizationHuffPostSouth Korea… Read More

The Trump-Putin statesman show soon turns knockabout

The leaders’ diplomatic veneer quickly wore off at an at times farcical press conference At Monday’s summit in Helsinki, two leaders not known for their love of diplomacy both tried out an act as elder statesmen, trading lofty phrases about shared interests and respect that could turn around the troubled relations between Russia and the… Read More

Life in the shadow of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire – video

On 3 June, the Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted, killing at least 113 people and leaving 332 missing. Thousands of victims have been displaced and are still living in temporary shelters. Questions are being asked about what the government’s disaster prevention agency is doing to help victims. The Guardian journalist Iman Amrani found out how… Read More

Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

US president hits out at comments about his relationship with Putin Donald Trump has accused critics of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin showed no sign of abating. The US president might be regretting his partial climbdown on his drawing a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and… Read More

Helsinki summit: what did Trump and Putin agree?

Off-the-cuff diplomacy made it difficult to work out what was agreed but some details have emerged in wake of meetings No communique was issued following the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, underlining the off-the-cuff informal diplomacy in which Donald Trump specialises. The absence of an agreed statement leaves secret the status and extent of any practical… Read More

Trump: Summit critics gripped by ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

President Trump patted himself on the back for his summit with President Vladimir Putin of Russia — claiming on Wednesday that “people at the higher ends of intelligence loved” his widely criticized post-summit press conference. “So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki,” Trump Tweeted. “Putin and…… Read More

Who should pay the cost of California’s wildfires?

Downed power lines and sparking electrical equipment ignited many of California’s recent devastating wildfires, including about a dozen of the blazes that raged through Northern California in a massive deadly firestorm last year. The 2017 Thomas fire, the state’s largest wildfire in history in… Full Story Here LA Times July 18, 2018 6:57 am Support… Read More

The feminist who revolutionised Egypt

Huda Shaarawi launched a successful feminist revolution fighting for the rights of girls and women. Full Story Here BBC News- World July 18, 2018 6:57 am Support Us

New airline “Moxy” intends to be high-end economy carrier

For the first time in more than a decade, travelers are poised to have a new choice when they fly. In a surprise move Tuesday, the planemaker Airbus and JetBlue founder David Neeleman announced a plan Tuesday for his startup airline, “Moxy” to buy 60 aircraft. Kris Van Cleave reports. Full Story Here CBS News-… Read More