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Aerion's supersonic business jet to meet U.S. noise standards

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:25

Aerion Supersonic, the developer of a $120 million supersonic business jet, said on Monday it would be able to take off and land without regulatory changes in the United States, a potential boost to efforts to bring back faster air travel. General Electric's GE Aviation unit has completed initial designs for the new Affinity turbofan engine, which will be used in Aerion's AS2 jet, the companies said on the eve of the world's largest business jet show. "We're on track to fly in 2023, and before that year is out cross the Atlantic at supersonic speed, which will be the first supersonic crossing since the Concorde's retirement 20 years earlier," Aerion chief executive Tom Vice said ahead of the Oct. 16-18 NBAA event in Orlando, Florida.


Sears Didn't 'Die.' Vulture Capitalists Killed It.

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:19

If you've been following the impending bankruptcy of America's iconic retailer


Facing doubts from women voters, Tennessee’s Phil Bredesen opens up about his wife's kidnapping

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:16

The centrist Democrat speaks out about his wife's kidnapping, explaining that protecting women is very personal to him.


Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast Violence

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:00

For one weekend, a violent misogynistic and homophobic street gang of proto-


NRATV Host On 'Fox & Friends': Alec Baldwin's A 'Deranged Lunatic' For GOP Remarks

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:55

Speaking to "Fox & Friends" Monday, NRATV host Dan Bongino called Alec Baldwin


28-year-old woman dies after being shot while driving in Georgia

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:52

Aspiring model Kelsey Quayle died after a head-on traffic collision that occurred after she sustained a gunshot wound while driving.


Israel says troops kill Palestinian after attempted stabbing

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:47

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly tried to stab a soldier in the northern West Bank, the military said.


Donald Trump Denies Making Charity Pledge Tied To Elizabeth Warren DNA Test

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:45

Another day, another broken promise from President Donald Trump.


Hillary Clinton contradicts Monica Lewinsky’s claim that affair with Bill Clinton was ‘gross abuse of power’

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:16

Hillary Clinton has defended her husband against accusations that he abused his power with an affair with Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s. Ms Lewinsky said in a recent interview that she had been moved by the stories brought forth by women in the #MeToo movement, and had realised that former President Bill Clinton had abused his position of power when they had an affair. Ms Clinton, who stood by her husband after those accusations came forward, disagreed during an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning”.


The Senate Judiciary Committee's Only 4 Women Reflect On Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:05

The only four female members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are angry that


Hurricane Michael adds to hardship of Florida's poor

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:48

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for several weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live.


UK PM says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:15

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she still believes a Brexit deal is "achievable", despite talks with the European Union becoming deadlocked on the issue of the Irish border. "I continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the UK and for the EU. The sticking point is how to keep open the land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc's single market and customs union.


Flash floods tear through southwestern France

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:02

Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there, Interior Ministry spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle said. He told BFMTV that the floods in the Aude region also killed four other people in other locations, left one person missing and seriously injured five others.


Dozens remain unaccounted for in Florida following Hurricane Michael's devastation

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:57

Nearly a week after Hurricane Michael left parts of the Florida Panhandle in ruins, emergency officials rushed to deliver aid and clear debris as the search continued for survivors.


Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer, throwing deal into doubt

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:48

Jihadists in Syria's Idlib failed to meet a Monday deadline to leave a planned buffer zone ringing the country's last rebel bastion, casting fresh doubt over a deal to avert bloodshed. A Russian-Turkish truce agreement reached nearly a month ago for the northwestern region gave "radical fighters" until October 15 to leave a proposed demilitarised area between government and opposition forces. The accord was a last-ditch effort to stave off a regime onslaught on Idlib, the largest rebel stronghold left in war-ravaged Syria and home to around three million people.


The Design Lover's Guide to Berlin

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:26


COOKING ON DEADLINE: Spicy Brussels sprouts, kimchi dressing

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:57

A couple of years ago a neighbor of mine noticed that I called for gochujang, a Korean hot paste, in a recipe on my blog. She was excited that an ingredient she had grown up with was making its way into recipes in more mainstream American outlets, getting its deserved recognition in the spicy-ingredient pantheon. She even delivered a big jar of gochujang to my door so I could continue playing with it.


Germany deports man convicted over 9/11 terror attack 17 years after atrocity

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:45

Germany has deported a Moroccan man who acted as a "book-keeper" for the 9/11 terrorists, 17 years after the deadly attacks. Mounir el Motassadeq, a member of a terrorist organisation known as the called "Hamburg cell", was imprisoned in 2006 after he was convicted of aiding lead hijacker Mohamed Atta and two other al-Qaeda extremists by paying their tuition and rent to keep the pretence that they were students. Almost 3,000 people were killed when two hijacked planes were flown into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001.


Cheesy Pork Steaks are quick to make _ and delicious to eat

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:47

The appeal of a dish consisting of just five ingredients is pretty obvious — it's easy to make and it takes almost no time to land on the table. Even so, it helps to start with a quick-cooking and naturally tender protein such as the pork tenderloin at the center of this recipe for Cheesy Pork Steaks.


Police 'not ruling out terrorism' after man fire bombs McDonald's and takes hostage in Cologne train station

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:31

A man threw a Molotov cocktail into a crowded McDonald’s restaurant before taking a woman hostage in the German city of Cologne's main railway station in what police said may have been a failed terror attack. A 14-year-old girl suffered burns to her legs when the man claiming to be a member of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) attacked the restaurant. Police said the could not rule out terrorism. He then took a second woman hostage in a pharmacy inside the station complex while onlookers fled. Witnesses described him as shouting that he was acting for Isil. Police special forces stormed the station and freed the hostage, who suffered moderate injuries according to emergency services. The suspect was shot in the stomach by police marksmen and was said to be in critical condition last night (MON). Police denied reports of shots being fired Credit:  Michael Gottschalk/ Getty The residence document of a 55-year-old Syrian who has been living in Cologne since 2016 was recovered from the scene, but police said it was not clear if it belonged to the suspect. The owner of the residence card has a criminal record for theft. The incident began at around 12.45pm local time (11.45pm BST) when the suspect threw a Molotov cocktail into the station’s McDonald’s outlet. A 14-year-old girl was injured but managed to escape. “It was indescribable, terrible to look at,” a witness who saw the teenager’s injuries told the local Express newspaper. The girl was rushed to hospital and was said to be in stable condition last night (MON). Armed with a handgun, the suspect then took another woman hostage in the station pharmacy. Loudspeaker announcements ordered the public to leave the station by the nearest exit and police sealed the complex off. A two-hour stand-off followed as nervous passengers waited on the nearby steps of Cologne cathedral, many of them clutching their luggage. All trains to and from the station, one of the busiest in Germany, were cancelled. The suspect made various “political demands”, including the release of a Tunisian woman from prison, according to police. He also demanded safe passage out of the station. He was known to police for offences including theft and fraud, Cologne's deputy police chief Miriam Brauns said. "We also do not rule out a terrorist attack," Ms Brauns said. Police were unable to determine if the handgun he was carrying was genuine from a distance, and the decision was made to storm the station, a spokesman said. A police marksman shot the suspect in the stomach to disable him. Inquiries were still ongoing last night, and it is not yet clear if the handgun the suspect used was genuine, police said. Police made the decision to storm the station when the suspect threatened to set light to the hostage. He had taped gas cartridges to her body and poured fuel over her. Police were unable to determine if the handgun he was carrying was genuine, so a police marksman shot the suspect in the stomach to disable him.


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