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Police Video Shows a Daring Mission to Save Dozens of Shelter Animals From Wildfires

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:16

California cops saved 60 cats and dogs

Students rally nationwide in support of Kavanaugh nomination

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:04

Students for Life of America say they want a Supreme Court that's pro-life.

Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:43

Another round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, despite attempts to reach a long-term truce. Lieberman said in a video statement distributed by his office that "the question is not to know if the next confrontation (with Hamas) will take place, but when". Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave.

Iran unveils next generation missile: media

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:10

Iran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had "successfully passed its tests" and could strike targets on land and sea. "As promised to our dear people, we will not spare any effort to increase the missile capabilities of the country and we will certainly increase our missile power every day," Defence Minister Amir Hatami said, quoted by conservative news agency Tasnim.

Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane Maria

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:46

For more than six months after the storms, Ingrid Morales settled down to

Trump Tweets Support For Harley-Davidson Boycott

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:10

President Donald Trump expressed support toward Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Orca mother ends 'tour of grief' for her newborn after 17 days and 1,000 miles

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 01:10

For 17 days, a southern resident killer whale (SRKW) named J35, but better known as Tahlequah, carried her deceased baby for more than 1,000 miles. The orca's unusually long spell of grieving came to an end on Saturday, when Tahlequah was spotted in the Haro Strait off Victoria, British Columbia, chasing a school of salmon without her newborn. SEE ALSO: New dolphin-whale hybrid sea creature is the spawn of an unholy union "Her tour of grief is now over and her behavior is remarkably frisky," the Center for Whale Research (CWR) explained in a blog post online. August 11, 2018 J35 update: "The ordeal of J35 carrying her dead calf for at least seventeen days and 1,000 miles is now over, thank goodness." - Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research — Whale Research (@CWROrcas) August 12, 2018 The CWR added that the baby's carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of the Salish Sea, meaning that researchers may not get a chance to examine it. On Jul. 24, Tahlequah's baby orca died shortly after birth, in what has been a common story for the southern resident killer whale population.  Over the last two decades, 75 percent of SRKW newborns failed to survive. The last successful birth was in 2015, when two calves were born. In the hours, then days after the death, Tahlequah was spotted trying to keep her baby's head above the water's surface, reluctant to leave the body behind. "That's not unprecedented, but it’s the longest one that I’ve personally witnessed," Ken Balcomb, CWR's founder and principal investigator, told The Washington Post. These orcas are facing a real threat of extinction, with no successful pregnancies in the last three years. At just 75 whales, the population is at its lowest in 30 years. The SRKW's decline is linked to the reduction in population of its primary food source, Chinook salmon. Canada's government announced in May it would cut the allowable catch of Chinook by up to 35 percent to help protect the orca. WATCH: This tiny robotic spider might one day perform surgeries inside your body

Koreas hold high-level talks on third leaders' summit

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:35

The two Koreas opened high-level talks Monday to prepare for a possible summit in Pyongyang between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, as the diplomatic thaw on the peninsula builds. The exact date and location of what would be their third meeting have yet to be decided, but at their historic first summit in Panmunjom in April they agreed Moon would visit Kim in the North Korean capital during the autumn. Monday's high-level talks, taking place on the northern side of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone, were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions.

Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:34

The Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists, who were far outnumbered by counterprotesters.

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:14

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.

The 55 Most Delish Skillet Desserts

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 21:48

Trump Says Jeff Sessions Is ‘Scared Stiff’ At 'Rigged' Justice Department

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 18:19

President Donald Trump issued a pair of tweets Saturday afternoon from his

The Latest: Source: Man who stole plane was Richard Russell

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 17:47

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local):

Authorities Investigate the Circumstances Surrounding 'Suicidal' Employee Who Stole a Plane

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 13:01

The incident points to one of the biggest potential perils for air travel

Firefighters battle raging Southern California wildfire

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:25

Firefighters worked furiously Friday to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest.

Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:16

A 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory's health ministry said. In all 307 Palestinians were wounded on Friday, some by tear gas, including two journalists and five medics, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said.

Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:26

Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer. While observers predicted thousands of potential future claims against the company in the wake of Monsanto's defeat, Bayer -- which recently acquired the US giant -- said the California ruling went against scientific evidence. "On the basis of scientific conclusions, the views of worldwide regulatory authorities and the decades-long practical experience with glyphosate use, Bayer is convinced that glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer," the company said in a statement.

Social Media Is A Toxic Mess. It Should Be On The Companies To Fix It.

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:01

With Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Google and Apple all taking concrete steps in

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:25

NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The next launch window opens at 3:31 am (0731 GMT) on Sunday, when weather conditions are 60 percent favorable for launch, NASA said. Not only is the corona about 300 times hotter than the Sun's surface, but it also hurls powerful plasma and energetic particles that can unleash geomagnetic space storms, wreaking havoc on Earth by disrupting the power grid.

US Navy searching for overboard marine off Philippines

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 03:30

The US military said it had launched a search and rescue operation after reports a marine may have fallen overboard from an American warship as it sailed through Philippine waters. The US 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit said a member, who was not named, may have gone overboard Thursday morning. Aircraft on board the USS Essex are searching waters off the Sulu Sea and the Surigao Strait while multiple searches are also being made inside the ship itself, the unit said.