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Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:53

Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.


U.S. home sales hit 12-month low, Harvey weighs on Houston

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:42

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a persistent shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers. The third straightly monthly decline in sales reported by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday came on the heels of data on Tuesday showing a drop in homebuilding activity in August. The reports suggest housing will probably weigh on economic growth again in the third quarter.


Obama blasts 'aggravating' GOP plans to repeal Obamacare

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:33

Former President Barack Obama mocked Republicans in a speech on Wednesday for repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law also known as Obamacare.


Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:00

Multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon claimed the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island with maximum sustained winds of up to 140 mph. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico's history Local Spanish language publication El Nuevo Dia reported the outage, citing Abner Gomez, managing director of Puerto Rico's State Agency for Emergency Management and Disaster Management (AEMEAD). SEGUN DIRECTOR DE MANEJO DE EMERGENCIA, PUERTO RICO ESTÁ AL 100℅ SIN ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA. — RUBEN SERRANO (@GUARETO1) September 20, 2017 Those reports eventually began to trickle in via the office to U.S. and international media outlets, as well. Blackout: 100% of Puerto Rico is without power, Puerto Rico Office of Emergency Management tells @ABC News - @JoshuaHoyos — Dan Linden (@DanLinden) September 20, 2017 According to the most recent U.S. Census, Puerto Rico is home to just over 3.4 million people who will now have to navigate the post-Maria days without power and with no word as to how long it'll take to restore that power. The complete outage isn't a surprise, however. Governor Ricardo Rossello said he expected it just as the storm prepared to make landfall. The reason: a dilapidated and already-failing utility infrastructure.  Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's sole power company, filed for bankruptcy in July after years of sliding that left it with $9 billion in bond debt.  And according to Reuters, the median age of Puerto Rico's power plants is 44 years old, ancient by industry standards. Just last September, a fire at one of these dilapidated plants knocked out power across the entire island with nearly half the island without power for a week. Image: PREPA internal documentThese old plants power the island by burning imported oil, a drain on the island's economy that has made its rates so expensive that Hawaii is the only U.S. state where energy costs more. And there are tons of other issues, from customer service to safety problems.  It also doesn't help that Hurricane Irma side-swiped the island just one week ago, knocking out power to at least a million people.  And now that Maria has hit, engulfing nearly the entire island with hurricane-force winds, that aging, already-damaged infrastructure is likely completely devastated, meaning the entire island could be without power for days, if not weeks, to come.  This is a developing story... WATCH: This is how hurricanes are named


Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:37

President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.


The Hepatitis Outbreak Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After the Disease Sickened Hundreds in San Diego

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:35

Here's how this highly contagious infection is transmitted and what you can do to avoid getting it.


Apple Watch Series 3 reviews: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Macworld - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:35

It turns out the third time isn’t the charm for Apple Watch. Early reviews for the Series 3 model with cellular have landed and let’s just say there are some concerns.

Most of the problems result from LTE connectivity issues, the major new feature on Apple Watch. While the woes weren’t universal, enough reviewers had issues that Apple is investigating a fix that will be included in a future software update. In a statement to the Verge, one of the outlets that experienced severe issues, Apple says it has pinpointed an issue where Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without adequate connectivity (like a public Wi-Fi hotspot), which in turn prevents the watch from using the cellular connection. With the first wave of shipments due to arrive Friday, here’s hoping that update arrives sooner than later.

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Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In October 2017

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:22

Things are getting stranger on Netflix in October, but you might want to hold off before celebrating.


Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space Station

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:49

Video of Hurricane Maria taken Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station


Mexico City earthquake: Volunteers create giant human chain spanning four blocks to rescue trapped victims

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:25

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the city on Tuesday decimated around 40 buildings, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. At the site of one collapsed apartment building, dozens of volunteers formed an assembly line to pass rubble out of the area. One man, an army reservist named Manuel Mavroleon Aguayo, told the BBC he had joined a team that pulled seven bodies out of a ruined building.


Rosie O’Donnell Accuses Pregnant Daughter Chelsea of Trying to Profit off Ex Michelle Rounds’ Death

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:16

Hours after Rosie O’Donnell‘s daughter Chelsea Alliegro revealed she was pregnant and did not want a relationship with her mother, the former The View host took to Twitter to question her estranged child’s motivation


Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of Newborns

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:46

Two staffers at a Florida Navy hospital face disciplinary action after disturbing videos and photos surfaced showing them forcing a newborn to dance and referring to babies as “mini Satans.”


The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya Refugees

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:20

The United States will dispense about $32 million in humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya ethnic minority facing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the State Department said Wednesday.


Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their Stories

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:07

Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.


Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its Wake

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:40

Hurricane Maria made landfall in the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm, leaving entire islands without power.


Man Shot Dead By Oklahoma City Cop Was Deaf (UPDATED)

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:15

An Oklahoma City police officer shot and killed a deaf man who was holding a metal pipe on Tuesday night, authorities said.


British teacher ‘murdered’ on Amazon kayaking trip joked about being killed days before

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:15

A British woman believed to have been murdered on a solo kayaking trip in the Amazon joked on social media about being killed just days before she went missing.


Utah detective who arrested nurse for refusing to take blood from unconscious patient now wants to apologise

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:07

The police officer who dragged a screaming nurse to jail after she refused to take blood from an unconscious patient has said he wants to apologise to her, according to his lawyer. Shocking video surfaced earlier this month showing Utah nurse Alex Wubbels calmly stating hospital policy that prevented her from drawing a blood sample without a warrant—before Detective Jeff Payne lost his patience and arrested her.


21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:01

People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great.


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