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Trump’s State of the Union fails to mention the state of the planet: Hot and getting hotter

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:31

President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night clocked in at 82 minutes, the third-longest in U.S. history. Not once did he mention climate change.

Antonio Pastini: Pilot killed when his plane crashed into Florida home had fake police credentials

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:31

The man piloting a small plane who died and killed a family after flying into a California home over the weekend was carrying falsified credentials identifying him as a retired Chicago police officer, authorities said on Tuesday. Antonio Pastini was killed when the twin-engine plane broke up shortly after takeoff and fell in pieces in Yorba Linda, igniting a fire in a home where four people died on Sunday. The 75-year-old was initially identified as a retired officer but Chicago police said there were no records of him working for the department.

Liam Neeson denies racism after admitting hunt for black men

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:26

Hollywood star Liam Neeson insisted on Tuesday he was "not racist" after confessing that he once set out to attack a random black man after a friend of his told him she had been raped. "I'm not a racist," Neeson said on ABC News, while admitting he had felt a "primal urge to lash out" about 40 years ago after hearing from his close friend that she had been attacked by a black man. "I went out deliberately into black areas in the city, looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence," Neeson recalled.

Discover the Top Engineering Jobs

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:21

Engineers have exciting career opportunities.

High Court Upholds Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction in Texting Suicide Case

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:00

Evidence proved Michelle Carter's conduct caused the suicide of Conrad Roy III

Five things to know about migrant caravans crossing Mexico

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:41

As US President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address Tuesday -- sure to include calls to build his long-sought border wall -- here are a few fast facts on the migrant caravans crossing Mexico. There are currently two main groups of Central American migrants crossing Mexico in caravans: one at the US-Mexican border and one in the south. Both caravans started in Honduras and picked up groups of migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua along the way.

GM reports strong profits on good sales of pricier vehicles

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:33

General Motors reported better-than-expected quarterly profits on Wednesday following cost-cutting moves and strong sales of some higher-priced vehicles in the United States and China. GM's sales volume actually fell in both North America and China, the two most important markets. In China, the automaker notched strong sales of the luxury Cadillac line despite a 25.4 percent dive in overall vehicle sales in the country.

National Park Service assesses damage to parks as threat of another shutdown looms

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 08:36

The longest government shutdown in United States history took a toll on the country’s national parks in more ways than one.

State of the Union: Who were Trump's invited guests for address to Congress?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:41

Donald Trump has finally delivered his second State of the Union address to Congress following a week's delay enforced by the government shutdown. In a wide-ranging speech from the floor of the House of Representatives, the president preached American exceptionalism, rallied his conservative support base and again stressed his concerns about the immigration crisis on the southern border and the need for a wall to bolster national security. In attendance were a number of special guests invited by President Trump, chosen because they embody issues at the centre of the national debate.

Blackface and the Fine Art of Retroactive Repudiation

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:30

The past few months have seen a wave of scandals involving blackface. First there was Megyn Kelly, the news anchor who observed that in her youth it was considered okay to paint your face black so long as it was for a costume.

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘sarcastic’ clapping steals Trump’s thunder at State of the Union address

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 05:10

Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address saw the US president talk for a full hour and 20 minutes, but the moment which may be remembered best came from the woman sitting behind him and lasted seconds. After the president raised eyebrows in a passage calling for political unity, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began clapping and rose to her feet to deliver a standing ovation which instantly attracted comment over its sincerity. “Congrats to @SpeakerPelosi for inventing the ‘f*** you’ clap,” tweeted US stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt.

Toyota cuts full-year profit forecast, warns over Brexit

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 04:37

Japanese car giant Toyota slashed its full-year net profit forecast Wednesday after saying its nine-month figure had tumbled nearly 30 percent as it was hit by investment losses. The firm's senior managing officer Masayoshi Shirayanagi also told reporters there was no way to avoid a negative impact in the event of a no-deal Brexit -- days after fellow Japanese carmaker Nissan announced a cut in production in Britain. The maker of the Camry sedan and Prius hybrid now expects annual net profit of 1.87 trillion yen ($17 billion) instead of the 2.3 trillion yen it projected three months ago.

21 Savage confirms he was born in the UK as ICE immigration case continues

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:48

21 Savage has confirmed he was born in the UK after being arrested in Atlanta by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for being "unlawfully present in the US". The rapper, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, stated via representatives that he was born in Newham, London, and emigrated to the US when he was 7 years old. In 2005 he departed to vist the UK, and returned later that month.

Tarte Cosmetics unveils brand new foundation range in 50 shades

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:28

Tarte Cosmetics has unveiled a major new foundation launch in no fewer than 50 different shades. The cruelty-free makeup brand is introducing ‘Face Tape' a foundation inspired by its signature ‘Shape Tape' concealer range, designed to offer a natural-looking, matte finish. It is also reportedly scrapping its former 'Shape Tape' foundation, which was available in just 15 shades, reports HelloGiggles.

Trump says to meet North Korea's Kim in Vietnam in late February

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 02:33

Trump said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress much work remained to be done in the push for peace with North Korea, but cited the halt in its nuclear testing and no new missile launches in 15 months as proof of progress. "If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea," Trump said. Trump had raised fears of war in 2017 when he threatened to rain "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on North Korea because of the threat its nuclear weapons and missiles posed to the United States.

Trump’s abortion remarks fire up both sides

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:13

Groups on both sides of the abortion issue reacted swiftly to the president's comments in his State of the Union speech.

Monsanto versus farmer battle goes into 4th judicial round

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 23:17

A 12-year-old judicial battle pitting a cereal farmer against Monsanto, the biotech giant, goes to a fourth round Wednesday before the French courts. Farmer Paul Francois won his initial case in 2012, and its appeal by Monsanto in 2015, after suing the US firm for poisoning him through inhalation of its Lasso weedkiller. Now, after a technical review by the final court of appeal, the case gets bounced back to appeal level after a ruling by the higher court that the case should be decided not so much on whether Monsanto provided adequate information about its product, but on whether its chemicals were dangerous, according to Francois Lafforgue, one of the farmer's lawyers.

Arizona nurse pleads not guilty to raping disabled woman who gave birth

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 23:01

An Arizona nurse pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to raping a severely disabled woman in a crime that only came to light when the victim unexpectedly gave birth in the long-term care facility where she had been a patient for about two decades. Nathan Sutherland, 36, wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackled at the wrists and legs, entered his plea during a brief arraignment at the Maricopa County Superior Court. Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse who began working at Hacienda HealthCare Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix in 2012, has been charged with one count each of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

This State of the Union Photo Shows How Successful Women Were in the 2018 Election

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 23:00

Democratic congresswomen wore white in solidarity

Colorado Trail Runner Suffocated Mountain Lion in Act of Self-Defense

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 21:38

A Fort Collins man is on the mend after being attacked by a mountain lion, and wildlife officials say he was able to kill the cat in self-defense.