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Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:37

Stretching almost 2,000 miles (3,200 km), the U.S.-Mexican border is one of the busiest in the world, processing thousands of commuters daily and much of the half a trillion dollars of annual trade between Mexico and the United States. "I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Several thousand Honduran migrants moved this week through Guatemala, and some were trying to cross to Mexico on Thursday, local media said.

Mark Peterson awarded 2018 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:56

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund awarded Mark Peterson this year’s $35,000 Grant in Humanistic Photography for his project, "The Past Is Never Dead."

Dear Abby, Here's What It’s Really Like To Have A 'Foreign' Name In America

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:25

It's tradition for Sikh parents to turn to the Guru Granth Sahib, our holy

Falling Ford Pickup Tailgates Draw Federal Safety Probe

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:56

Government regulators opened an investigation this week into why some Ford heavy-duty pickup truck power tailgates are falling open. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is ...

Returning home — Panhandle residents rebuild lives after Hurricane Michael

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:30

Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations for thousands of people living in the hurricane zone of the Florida Panhandle.

Activists Target Peter Thiel And Other Powerful Americans Still Connected To Saudi Conference

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:55

WASHINGTON ― After Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that he was

Jimmy Carter Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Unfit' To Serve As Supreme Court Justice

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:49

Former President Jimmy Carter didn't mince words while discussing Supreme

'Active shooter' in Virginia puts major defence company building on lockdown

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:28

Police are investigating reports of reports of an "active shooter" at a defence company General Dynamics in Portsmouth, Virginia. The call was received earlier in the day fro a security guard on site and Portsmouth police have called for people to stay clear of the area. Police are investigating a report of an active shooter at 2 Harper Ave. Dispatch received the 911 call at 1146am.

Ford Is Increasing GT Production by 350 Units and Reopening Applications

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:20

Total production will now be 1350 cars through 2022.

Texas Mom Chases Son, Beats Him With Belt After He Takes Family's BMW and Goes on Joyride

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:00

Aaron Martinez, 14, was able to sneak out after disabling the home Wi-Fi.

Bizarre Details Revealed in Case of Boy Abandoned on Texas Doorstep

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:40

The mystery that initially baffled authorities has been solved.

What Defines Normal? Millions Search Google Every Day For Answers

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:36

Days before India's Supreme Court overturned a colonial-era law that made gay

Woman charged in death of toddler found buried in park

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:38

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A toddler's caregiver was charged with murder in the suffocation death of the baby whose body was found partially buried in a public park with the top of her head exposed, police said Thursday.

French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returns

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:30

French foie gras makers, still recovering from two severe bird flu crises that ravaged flocks, said on Thursday they would be able to face any new outbreak thanks to strict security measures but prices will remain high to make up for increased costs. France, which has one of the largest poultry flocks in the European Union, is one of the countries that was most affected by the H5N8 bird flu virus that spread through wild birds across the continent last year. Of course some cases may break out at any time but by no means we will be in the same situation, we'll be able to deal with it very quickly," Marie-Pierre Pe, director of French foie gras makers group CIFOG, told reporters.

Georgia Teacher Accused of 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student Kills Himself

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:38

Zachary Meadors had a warrant out for his arrest at the time of his death.

Cops Give Doughnuts to the Homeless After Finding Stolen Krispy Kreme Van

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:53

Of course, they also enjoyed some for themselves.

Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US general

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:59

A powerful Afghan police general has been assassinated in an insider attack, robbing president Ashraf Ghani of a key security official and threatening his fragile grip on southern Afghanistan. Gen Abdul Razik was shot dead alongside the Kandahar spy chief and provincial governor shortly after a meeting with the top US military commander in the country. The Taliban said they were behind the attack which saw one of the provincial governor's bodyguards open fire after a meeting with Gen Scott Miller, the top Nato and US commander in Afghanistan. Gen Miller was unhurt, but two Americans were wounded. The assassination dealt a severe blow to Mr Ghani's security forces less than 48 hours before he attempts to hold nationwide parliamentary elections against a backdrop of brutal insurgent violence. Gen Raziq had been the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan for much of the past decade, where as Kandahar police chief he had been an aggressive opponent of the Taliban. A NATO helicopter lands at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan Credit: MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS His young age and boyish looks belied a ruthless commander and he was accused of systematic torture, extrajudicial killings, and enforced disappearances. He denied the accusations. However Western commanders considered him a bulwark against the encroaching Taliban and one of their most effective partners as he brought a measure of stability to Afghanistan's second city. He estimated he had survived dozens of assassination attempts. The Taliban named the attacker as Abu Dujana and said: “The brutal police chief of Kandahar has been killed along several other officials.” Said Jan Khakrezwal, the head of the provincial council, told Reuters: "Provincial officials including the governor, the police chief and other officials were accompanying the foreign guests to the plane when the gunshots happened." The shooting wiped out the top of Kandahar's security apparatus at a stroke, also killing the province's intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin and provincial governor Zalmay Wesa. The killings came only a day after a prominent politician, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, became the tenth election candidate to die ahead of Saturday's polls when a Taliban bomb was hidden under his chair. Graeme Smith, a former UN political analyst in Kabul said: “The incident will make the military balance in southern Afghanistan considerably more fragile, as Raziq was often at the forefront of government efforts to slow the Taliban’s advances.” Saturday will see Afghanistan's only third parliamentary election since the Taliban were ousted. The insurgents have vowed to disrupt what they call a bogus poll.

President Avenatti? Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick wants the 2020 Democratic nomination, arguing that no one will swing harder at Trump

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:41

Michael Avenatti would like to turn his newfound fame into political power, in order to take down the man who did precisely that two years ago.

Trump Threatens To Order Military To 'Close Our Southern Border' Over Immigration

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:09

President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to shut the U.S.-Mexico border,

New Banksy Video Suggests Shredded Painting Stunt Didn't Go Entirely To Plan

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:56

Banksy stunned the art world this month with the partial shredding of his