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Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 00:53

A grieving orca whose calf died last month just minutes after it was born was

Mechanic becomes latest person killed in California fires

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 23:41

Andrew Brake, 40, was assigned to the Carr Fire burning around Redding in Northern California and was killed in a crash on Highway 99 in nearby Tehama County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said. "On behalf of all Californians, we honor Andrew and the many other brave firefighters and emergency responders who have risked their lives to protect others," California Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement. The 177,000-acre (71,629-hectare) Carr Fire, roughly 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco, has killed two other firefighters along with three members of one family and has destroyed nearly 1,100 homes.

Kris Kobach Says He'll Remove Himself From Overseeing Kansas Primary Vote Count

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 23:40

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Friday that he would recuse himself

Miami Dolphins Players Kneel For Anthem During NFL Preseason Opener

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 23:37

The NFL's regular season is a month away, but players are already defying the

Governor declares state of emergency for California wildfire

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:59

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:56

Billy Irick, 59, who had spent more than three decades on death row, was put to death at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tylee Tracer said. Pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. Central time, he became the 15th inmate executed this year in the United States and the first in Tennessee since 2009. Irick had been a boarder in the home where the girl lived with her mother, stepfather and siblings.

Michael Avenatti Says He's In Iowa To Explore A Run For President

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:56

After floating the idea last month that he may challenge President Donald

ICE Withheld Deported Parents' Phone Numbers From Lawyers, ACLU Says

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:36

The American Civil Liberties Union told HuffPost that the government finally

Tennessee executes first man in nearly a decade

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:40

The US state of Tennessee on Thursday used a controversial lethal injection procedure to execute a man who was convicted of raping and killing a child, after the nation's top court declined his final bid for a stay. Irick was the first inmate to be executed in Tennessee since 2009.

The Latest: Inmate just before execution: 'I'm really sorry'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:35

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Tennessee inmate Billy Ray Irick (all times local):

First lady Melania Trump’s parents gain U.S. citizenship through process opposed by Donald Trump

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:22

First lady Melania Trump's parents became U.S. citizens Thursday, through a process President Trump wants to end.

At least 29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:00

An attack on a bus at a market in rebel-held northern Yemen killed at least 29 children Thursday, the Red Cross said, as the Saudi-led coalition faced a growing outcry over the strike. The coalition said it had carried out a "legitimate military action", targeting a bus in response to a deadly missile attack on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday by Huthi rebels. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki told AFP that claims by aid organisations that children were inside the bus were "misleading", adding that the bus carried "Huthi combatants".

The Latest: Bank exec unaware of Manafort's alleged lies

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:40

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local):

Man bitten in apparent shark attack on Crystal Beach

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:17

The Galveston County Sheriff says the 42-year-old man was swimming when the apparent attack happened Thursday morning.

Kris Kobach's Lead In Kansas Governor's Race Shrinks After Vote Count Discrepancy

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:13

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach saw his lead in the Republican

White House announces Space Force, but don't try to enlist just yet

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:02

The Space Force debate has hinged on whether the existing Air Force Space Command can protect American satellites in orbit and handle other military challenges in space.

Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:43

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over the drugs to be used in his lethal injection is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.

Imam Says Body Found at New Mexico Compound Is His Missing Grandson

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:36

Authorities say they have yet to officially identify the body

US capital ramps up security ahead of white nationalist rally

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:34

Washington authorities said they will ramp up the capital city's emergency level when white nationalists and counterprotesters demonstrate Sunday at the same park outside the White House. The National Park Service said Wednesday it issued a permit for a rally in Lafayette Park by Unite the Right, the white supremacist network that organized a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia last year that turned deadly.

Pawtraits! Husband and wife capture diverse personalities of a wide variety of dog breeds

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:30

These adorable pawtraits seem to show the personalities of a variety of canines, capturing their incredible diverseness in their expressions and fine details.Whether it be Chika the miniature schnauzer’s shy wave or Fiji the basenji’s cheeky side-eye, Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova allow the personalities of their subjects to really come out in their series, “The Dog Show.”Khokhlov and Ershova, who are from Moscow, have taken portraits of about 50 breeds of pooches — earning much critical acclaim. (Caters News)