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Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:03

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts.

Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:37

Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.

Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:35

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed. Cruz was one of thousands of Puerto Ricans picking through the wreckage left by Maria after the hurricane devastated basic services on the debt-laden U.S. territory, pitching most of its 3.4 million residents into darkness as night fell. Crashing into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Maria flipped the tops off buildings, knocked out phones and electricity across the island and turned low-lying roads into swollen rivers awash with debris.

Trudeau confronts Canada's failure of indigenous people in U.N. speech

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:33

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday admitted Canada had failed its indigenous people and told the United Nations his government would do better to improve the lives of aboriginals and achieve reconciliation. Trudeau used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly to frankly acknowledge the dark history of Canada's colonization as one of "humiliation, neglect and abuse" and promised to do more to help the nation's 1.4 million indigenous people. "We have been working hard ... to correct past injustices and bring about a better quality of life for indigenous peoples in Canada," he said.

The 75 Most Delish Lasagnas

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:23

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:12

Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."

Hillary Clinton’s New Book Is Breaking Sales Records

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:03

Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" is breaking sales records.

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: prime minister

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:00

Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday. The toll from Dominica brings the overall number of confirmed deaths caused by Hurricane Maria to 18, including two in Guadeloupe and one in Puerto Rico. "So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people," Skerrit told a television network of Antigua and Barbuda, a neighboring country.

Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:42

In Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:59

By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.

Pope candidly admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:25

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem. Francis, speaking in unscripted remarks to a commission advising him on how to root out sexual abuse, also acknowledged that early in his papacy he had made one bad call in being too lenient with an Italian priest who later went on to abuse again. Francis surprised members of the commission by putting aside his entire prepared speech and chatting to them.

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:34

Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.

Kylie Jenner goes bra-less in white bodysuit: See the racy Instagram snap

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:32

If you haven't noticed, the Kardashians are not interested in bras this year.

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:20

Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:57

In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.

Student's Twitter Plea For Free Birthday Drinks Quickly Spirals Out Of Control

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:12

A student in northern England appealed to strangers over Twitter to send free birthday drinks for his friend on Wednesday afternoon.

Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:25

When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:19

France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region. "We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, while ministers from Iran the six world powers that signed the accord met to discuss it.

Preet Bharara, US Attorney Fired By Trump, Joins CNN As Contributor

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:47

Politico’s Michael Calderone reported Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York whom Trump fired in March, joined the cable news network as a senior legal analyst. The network also signed a deal with Walter M. Shaub Jr., the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, who resigned in July.