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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jets QB Sam Darnold blames self after offense sputters in loss – ESPN

ESPNJets QB Sam Darnold blames self after offense sputters in lossESPNCLEVELAND – After being outplayed by fellow rookie Baker Mayfield, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold blamed himself for a sputtering second-half offense in a 21-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield makes NFL debut, leads… Read More

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons – CNN

CNNUS sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weaponsCNNWashington (CNN) The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China’s military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its “malign activities,” including attacks on American elections …US Hits Chinese Unit in New Phase of Sanctions on RussiaWall… Read More

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies at age 61 – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleVietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies at age 61Deutsche WellePresident Tran Dai Quang died at the age of 61 on Friday, Vietnamese state media reported, adding that he’d passed away after battling a “serious illness.” “President Tran Dai died at 10:05 am on the 21st of September at the military hospital,” the …Vietnamese President… Read More

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users’ lives – Phys.Org

Phys.OrgAmazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users’ livesPhys.OrgFrom the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people’s lives with an array of new products and partnerships. Updates to the internet giant’s Alexa-infused Echo smart …Amazon’s New Microwave: ‘Alexa,… Read More

Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak claims 20 lives

Burst sewers prompt closure of schools and ban on meat and fish sales in Harare as council requests fresh water supplies Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare killed 20 people and left more than 2,000 infected from contaminated drinking water. The government has also shut schools… Read More

Middle classes drive up life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa

Improved nutrition and access to water among factors that have added 11 years to average lifespan in a generation People in sub-Saharan African can expect to live for 11 years longer than the generation that went before them, new statistics show. Factors including recovery from HIV epidemics, reductions in child mortality, improved nutrition and access… Read More

Why are Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in’s hugs controversial? – video

The North Korean leader welcomed the South Korean president to Pyongyang on Wednesday with a hug and a smile. The gesture appeared to be welcomed by onlookers, but in South Korea, people are critical of their president’s attempts to humanise Kim Jong-un after decades of strained relations between the two countries ‘Ashamed’: South Koreans chilled… Read More

‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

Chris Grayling warns that the EU must soften its position on its “backstop” for the Irish border. Full Story Here BBC Front Page September 21, 2018 1:27 am Support Us

Why should we believe Kavanaugh?

The accusation matters most because of what it implies about what he might do as a judge. Full Story Here Washington Post September 21, 2018 1:13 am Support Us

Wondering about the Laver Cup? Here’s what you should know

The buildup to the Laver Cup has been jovial. The world’s best tennis players have made light of transitioning from the ultimate solo endeavor (golfers at least have a caddie) to a team sport for this three-day competition at the United Center. Even normally top-secret injury info is fair game… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More

Police: Temporary employee shoots 7, kills 4, including self, at Maryland Rite Aid warehouse – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunPolice: Temporary employee shoots 7, kills 4, including self, at Maryland Rite Aid warehouseBaltimore SunA temporary employee at a Rite Aid distribution center in Harford County fatally shot three co-workers and injured three others before killing herself Thursday morning, police said. The shooting in Perryman, an unincorporated area of the county near …Employee Kills… Read More

Philippines villages buried by landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut

Homes crushed under earth and rubble after hillside collapses in Cebu province Dozens of people have been buried alive and at least 22 have died after a landslide engulfed two villages in the Philippines, triggered by extreme weather conditions in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut. At least 30 houses were crushed under earth and rubble… Read More

Tanzanian ferry sinks in Lake Victoria; at least 44 dead

A Tanzanian passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria and the death toll of 44 was expected to rise when rescue efforts resume Friday, an official said. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press. “I… Full Story Here LA Times September 21, 2018 1:12 am… Read More

Pocketbook issues and big visions are highlighted in California’s race for governor

Sometimes it seems that California’s two candidates for governor are running for different offices. Democrat Gavin Newsom casts himself as the leader of the state’s resistance to President Trump, pushing big-ticket issues such as healthcare, education and climate change. Republican John Cox has… Full Story Here LA Times September 21, 2018 1:12 am Support Us

Step-by-step | A quick and easy coconut sweet bread

This visually stunning cake gets its bright yellow color from turmeric. It also happens to be vegan and comes together in one bowl. Full Story Here Washington Post September 21, 2018 12:58 am Support Us

Host/reporter Siera Santos leaving NBC Sports Chicago after 3 years

Siera Santos is exiting as a reporter and host at NBC Sports Chicago after three years. Santos, who once was the channel’s White Sox reporter but more recently had assumed other duties, announced her departure Thursday via Facebook and Twitter, and it was confirmed by the regional sports network. … Full Story Here Chicago Tribune… Read More

FBI: Mysterious closing of New Mexico solar observatory was due to child porn case

The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor’s computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according to an FBI search warrant… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune September 21, 2018 12:57… Read More

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness – Financial Times

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies of illnessFinancial TimesVietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61, state-controlled media in the communist-ruled country said on Friday. Quang, who took office as Vietnam’s head of state in April 2016, died of an undisclosed illness shortly after 10am at Hanoi’s … and more » Full Story Here Google… Read More

More than 200 feared drowned in Tanzania ferry disaster

MV Nyerere ferry sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island, Lake Victoria At least 44 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the MV Nyerere sank, Mwanza regional commissioner, John Mongella, told… Read More

The African youth boom: what’s worrying Bill Gates | Polly Toynbee

The philanthropist warns that stability in Africa makes a huge difference to the world, and that investing in the health and education of its young people is vital What worries Bill Gates most? The booming population of Africa looms over his foundation’s latest global survey. By the end of this century there will be 4… Read More

Is Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination going to collapse? All you need to know

The confirmation of Donald Trump’s candidate for the supreme court is in doubt after Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexual assault The confirmation process for Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been thrown into turmoil by accusations he committed sexual assault decades ago. Here’s what we know so far about the allegations,… Read More

Don’t walk this way: why Hong Kong reopened a pedestrian street to cars

When residents complained the noise from a pedestrianised street was causing sleeplessness and psychological distress, city authorities reopened it to cars. Was there a better way? Trying to walking through the pedestrian zone of Sai Yeung Choi Street South, walkers were always shoulder-to-shoulder, bumping into every other passing person. There was simply no way to… Read More

Storm Bronagh: more wind and heavy rain expected across UK

Warning of disruption during Friday morning rush hour from fallen trees and flooded roads Blustery winds and heavy rain will continue to pose a risk of disruption into Friday after Storm Bronagh blew in overnight with gales that reached 76mph. Coming hot on the heels of Storm Ali, the second named storm of the year… Read More

Is Canada ‘ripping us off’? Or is it the United States’ best trade partner?

President Trump has repeatedly vowed to punish Canada with auto tariffs, saying that the trade is one-sided. But an analysis of trade between the two neighbors shows that the $4 trillion in goods exchanged was about evenly divided between imports and exports. Full Story Here Washington Post September 21, 2018 12:42 am Support Us

Indiana man pleads guilty in e-waste recycling fraud scheme

The owner of an electronics recycling company, which operated in the south suburbs, has pleaded guilty to a scheme in which thousands of tons of e-waste were buried in landfills or resold at a profit to companies that shipped the materials overseas, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said Thursday. … Full Story Here Chicago… Read More

1.3 Billion People Live in Poverty, a New U.N. Report Says

(UNITED NATIONS) — A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — including 662 million children. The Multidimensional Poverty Index released Thursday by the U.N. Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative… Read More

1.3 Billion People Live in Poverty, a New U.N. Report Says

(UNITED NATIONS) — A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — including 662 million children. The Multidimensional Poverty Index released Thursday by the U.N. Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative… Read More

Pair hurt after runaway driverless freight train derailed in Tasmania

TasRail freight train carrying cement was travelling 50km/h when it left tracks Authorities purposely derailed a driverless runaway train as it neared the heart of Devonport, sending debris flying that injured two people. The train was loaded with tonnes of cement and travelling at about 50km/h when multiple carriages left the tracks on the north… Read More

‘We work with tear gas around us’: developing video games in a war zone

Game creators from Syria and Palestine share what it’s like to live in a conflict-ridden area, conveying their experiences through video games Video game development is a tougher job than people might think, with the pervasiveness of working practices like crunch prompting a global movement towards unionisation. But for Rasheed Abueideh, a Palestinian software engineer… Read More

Golf Digest helps free illustrator wrongly jailed for murder

Valentino Dixon’s drawings, published in the magazine, brought attention to the poor evidence on which he was convicted in 1991 Drawing golf courses was the reason God put him here, Valentino Dixon thought. Maybe one day he’d even get a chance to try the game. Dixon wrote as much in Golf Digest magazine back in… Read More

North Korea still taking baby steps with Kim’s missile site offer

Analysts disappointed by lack of progress on denuclearisation after concession from Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-un’s offer to dismantle key missile test sites represents only a “very small step forward”, analysts said, with many disappointed at the lack of progress on denuclearisation. North Korea offered the concession during a three-day summit in Pyongyang with the South… Read More