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Here's A Closer Look At Paul Manafort's $15,000 Ostrich Jacket

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:34

On Tuesday, while Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was on

How Facebook Decided Anti-Racist Activists Were Part Of A Foreign Influence Operation

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:14

WASHINGTON -- Facebook removed 32 pages and accounts it said exhibited

Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:12

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that they'll move

Reported sighting of missing Iowa student

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:09

Police are following up on a report of Mollie Tibbetts being spotted at a truck stop in Missouri.

Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing GE technology

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:16

A Chinese-American engineer faces charges of stealing valuable technology from General Electric, sneaking it out hidden in a picture of the sunset to take to China, the US Justice Department said. Xiaoqing Zheng, 56, a US citizen also believed to have Chinese nationality, was due to appear before a judge in Albany, New York on Thursday, a day after his arrest, according to federal prosecutors. Following a four-year investigation, the FBI arrested Xiaoqing Zheng after searching his home and finding, among other things, a handbook detailing "resources" Beijing would grant to individuals providing certain technologies.

Here's How Much You Should Really Tip An Uber Or Lyft Driver

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:00

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can be highly convenient. But as with

Handcuffed Woman Fatally Shoots Herself During Traffic Stop: Police

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:53

A Virginia mother is demanding answers from police after her daughter took her own life during a traffic stop last week.

Smith College Employee Called Police On Black Student Eating Lunch

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:52

A Smith College employee called the police on a black student who was eating

Mickey Mouse unimpressed as Minnie accepts another man's marriage proposal

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:03

Lovestruck fan proposes to Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World in Orlando -- and Mickey is clearly not impressed.

Israel and Jordan kill Islamic State fighters flushed out of Syria

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:42

By Dan Williams and Suleiman Al-Khalidi JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) - Israel and Jordan said on Thursday that their forces had killed Islamic State insurgents who approached their borders after being squeezed out of southwestern Syria by the army of President Bashar al-Assad. In a nod to his battlefield gains, Israel described victory by Assad, who is on a last push to restore his rule after more than seven years of civil war, as a fait accompli that could calm the Golan Heights. The strategic plateau divides Israel and Syria, old foes, and saw decades of stable stand-off before the Syrian rebellion.

Record 'Red Tide' Of Toxic Algae Is Killing Wildlife In Florida

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:13

A toxic algae bloom sweeping Florida's southwest coast is being described as

Beautiful images show the Tibetan sky at night in the Himalayan mountains

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:08

The Tibetan night sky was captured in these beautiful images showing the stunning buildings and statues in the Himalayan mountains. Grey Chow, 33, traveled for two hours to get to the Spiti Valley to capture the starry backdrop along the isolated, deserted roads. The senior project engineer was able to take amazingly clear images thanks to the limited amount of pollution at the 4,500-foot altitude. (Caters News)

Tesla Shines With High Solar Roof Sales in Company's Earnings Call

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:08

The product is making waves in the market.

Trump Proposes Gutting Fuel Economy Rules In ‘Giant Giveaway’ To Big Oil, Automakers

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:03

The White House proposed dramatically weakening fuel economy standards on

Remains of U.S. soldiers from the Korean War are repatriated

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:00

Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of U.S. forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson, received remains from the Korean War contained in 55 caskets during an emotional and solemn ceremony Wednesday after the caskets arrived by military cargo jets from South Korea. The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week.

Worst red tide bloom in over a decade kills hundreds of marine mammals along Florida's west coast

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:52

The ongoing toxic algae bloom is considered to be the longest red tide outbreak for the Gulf of Mexico in over a decade, and officials say it will most likely last until 2019.

Pregnant woman served cleaning solution instead of latte at Canada McDonald's

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:55

A pregnant woman is looking for answers after she said a McDonald's in Canada served her a cup of cleaning solution instead of a latte.

Britain urges Zimbabwe to remove troops from the street ahead of election results

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:45

Britain has urged the Zimbabwean government to remove its troops from the streets of Harare after at least six people were killed in post-election violence between security forces and opposition supporters.  The intervention came as opposition leader Nelson Chamisa again claimed that he had won the Zimbabwe’s presidential election despite the electoral officials saying they had not completed the process of approval and collation necessary to announce them. “Announcing it is just a formality,” Mr Chamisa, 40, told reporters in Harare, who said the country’s electoral commission had known the true outcome since Monday.  The opposition leader, who is seeking to unseat Zanu-PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa as president of Zimbabwe, said his MDC Alliance would releases evidence to prove his victory after the release of official results, which were due to be announced late on Thursday night.  A source close to Mr Mnangagwa told The Telegraph that the results would actually show a victory for the incumbent.  Zimbabwe’s electoral commission on Thursday announced that Zanu-PF had taken 145 seats and the MDC Alliance 60 seats in the country's 210 member parliament. Two went to independents.  Zimbabwean riot police officers stand guard in front of the headquarters of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on August 2, 2018 in Harare Credit: MARCO LONGARI/ AFP But it said that release of the presidential results had been delayed by an electoral law that requires representatives of all 23 candidates to check and approve returns from over 10,000 polling stations.  "There's absolutely no skulduggery or anything untoward happening,” said Emmanuel Magade, the deputy chair of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, said on Thursday when asked why the presidential results had yet to be announced.  Legally officials said they have until August 4 to release results.  But the delay has fuelled an atmosphere of mistrust that has already exploded into violence. Soldiers were seen beating opposition supporters and firing automatic weapons at fleeing  civilians after they were deployed to quell violent opposition protests against alleged vote rigging on Wednesday afternoon.  Police said the death toll had climbed to six by Thursday afternoon, and that 14 people had been injured.  The violence and the decision to send in the army in response drew widespread condemnation from the international community, which is pressuring Mr Mnangagwa to prove he has broken with the political violence of the Robert Mugabe era.  Catriona Liang, the British ambassador, condemded the “excessive use of force” against protesters and called for the immediate withdrawal of troops during a meeting with Zimbabwean ministers on Thursday. A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street in Harare, August 1 Credit: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS "“The military should be removed from the streets of Harare and the security forces hold act with utmost restraint,” she said in a statement. “All political leaders have a  responsibility to ensure they do not raise tensions or issue statements that make violence more likely." International election observers and human rights groups said the deployment of troops and use of live ammunition was “indefensible.” Six international observer missions including those of the Commonwealth and the EU called on the electoral commission to speedily release the presidential results in a bid to defuse tensions.  Mr Mnangagwa called for an independent investigation into the violence and said he had been “in communication with Mr Chamisa to discuss how to immediately defuse the situation.” “We believe in transparency and accountability, and those responsible should be identified and brought to justice,” he wrote on his official Twitter account.  Mr Chamisa denied having spoken directly to Mr Mnangagwa, but confirmed he had been in contact with Obert MPufo, the home affairs minister. Mr Mpufo earlier said he had requested the deployment of the military after police proved unable to control the rioting that broke out on Wednesday. But highly placed government and military sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said the decision to deploy troops was informed by doubts about police loyalty rather than lack of capacity. The sources said the police force was believed to be dominated by Mugabe loyalists and that it had not been denied access to its own armoury since the November coup that ousted the dictator. Police on Thursday evening raided the MDC’s city centre headquarters and confiscated computers and other materials. Several people were seen being led away by police, who had surrounded the building with riot officers since Thursday’s violence. Mr Chamisa said the police were trying to seize evidence of vote rigging, which he said had already been moved to a safe house. The raid came after police have said they want to interview Tendai Biti, a former finance minister and senior MDC MP who held a press conference on Tuesday where he refused to rule out street protests. Police said 18 members of the MDC were arrested during the raid. Mr Chamisa signaled he was prepared to concede the parliamentary vote but insisted he had won the presidential.  "In all the constituencies where his MPs were winning, Mr Mnangagwa was losing. In all the constituencies where my MPs were not performing well, I won," he said.  "We won this election. Mr Mnangagwa knows it. Zanu PF knows it. We have the proof."

China probes claims head abbot sexually harassed nuns

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:12

China's top religious authority launched an investigation Thursday after two former monks alleged that a prominent Buddhist abbot and Communist Party member coerced several nuns into having sex with him, one of the country's most high-profile #MeToo moments. The allegations against abbot Xuecheng and the Beijing Longquan Monastery burst into the public eye when a 95-page document written by the former monks, who also claimed that the temple is in financial trouble, emerged online earlier this week. Four gave in to Xuecheng's demands, the report said, adding that he tried to assert "mind control" by claiming the sex was a part of their Buddhist studies.

Tweeters Troll Trump By Renaming Grocery Stores After Him

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 05:24

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump claimed that shoppers need to show