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Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:04:50 GMT
Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

He was the first black African to become UN secretary-general and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:11:55 GMT
Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Russia's president takes his host for a twirl during a controversial stopover on his way to Germany.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:58:46 GMT
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai.
Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:36:25 GMT
Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts

Troops step up rescue efforts to save people threatened by flooding that has killed hundreds.
Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:46:40 GMT
Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb

A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese.
Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:00:22 GMT
Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa

A state funeral was held for 18 of those who died in a bridge collapse that killed 42 people.
Sixteen nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:36:35 GMT
Sixteen nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU

The intensive care specialists joke that they have taken drastic measures to get Christmas off work.
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:13:58 GMT
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake

Officials cite a Muslim couple's refusal to shake hands with the opposite sex in their interview.
Pair escape as Uber plunges into sea in Cannes
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:41:47 GMT
Pair escape as Uber plunges into sea in Cannes

Nick Christoforou and Sophia Toon managed to swim to safety after the cab went off the end of a jetty.
George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aide
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:05:48 GMT
George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aide

George Papadopoulos has admitted lying about contacts with Russians while with the Trump campaign.
Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:02:21 GMT
Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia

Fans gather to greet Usain Bolt at Sydney airport as the Jamaican arrives for his training period with A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
Yemen war: Boys dig friends’ graves after air strike
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:47:45 GMT
Yemen war: Boys dig friends’ graves after air strike

A school trip ended in disaster when the bus was hit by a Saudi-led coalition missile.
Newborn rescued from drain in India
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:16:37 GMT
Newborn rescued from drain in India

Geetha who rescued the baby, has named the boy ‘Sudhandhiram’ meaning freedom.
The political influence of Pakistan's powerful army
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:07:11 GMT
The political influence of Pakistan's powerful army

BBC Reality Check looks at the political and economic influence of Pakistan's powerful army.
ICYMI: Oui oui! Paris's new and very public toilets
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:07:05 GMT
ICYMI: Oui oui! Paris's new and very public toilets

The French capital's new outdoor urinals cause a stir, plus other stories you may have missed.
India monsoon: Rescue operation in Kerala flooding
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:04:29 GMT
India monsoon: Rescue operation in Kerala flooding

Hundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala, including a pregnant woman who was airlifted to hospital.
Genoa bridge: 'I was under the bridge when it collapsed'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:35:14 GMT
Genoa bridge: 'I was under the bridge when it collapsed'

Most of Luciano Goccia's truck was crushed, except for the driver's seat he was in.
Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:04:41 GMT
Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul'

The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.
Celebrity Big Brother responds to Stormy Daniels no-show
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:18:17 GMT
Celebrity Big Brother responds to Stormy Daniels no-show

The adult film actress was meant to appear on the show on Thursday, but pulled out just before is was meant to start.
Wonder horse sets record for straight wins
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:53:02 GMT
Wonder horse sets record for straight wins

Winx secures her 26th win in a row to set a new record for the most consecutive victories in Australian racing.
South Korean capital gets 'first deaf taxi drivers'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:31:30 GMT
South Korean capital gets 'first deaf taxi drivers'

A local start-up is hoping to break the stigma of having hearing-impaired drivers on the roads.
Hong Kong 'cardboard granny' has case overturned
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:03:32 GMT
Hong Kong 'cardboard granny' has case overturned

A woman was fined in July for temporarily placing a bag of cardboard on the ground.
Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:49:28 GMT
Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Nurseries struggle to keep up with demand as organised crime blamed for flourishing black market in the fruit.
Kofi Annan: Remembering the world's top diplomat
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:48:53 GMT
Kofi Annan: Remembering the world's top diplomat

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes shares her memories of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:12:01 GMT
The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash

The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there.
Behind the exodus from US state schools
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:02:47 GMT
Behind the exodus from US state schools

Both religious and politically conservative parents are pursuing other education options amid culture clashes.
Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:31:44 GMT
Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

Like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the Hollywood film.
The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:51:29 GMT
The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

How nostalgic Europeans forged shrines to old traditions - creating the nation's first theme parks.
100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:37:11 GMT
100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes.
Week in pictures: 11 - 17 August 2018
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:14:30 GMT
Week in pictures: 11 - 17 August 2018

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Eurozone bailout programme is finally over
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:09:18 GMT
Eurozone bailout programme is finally over

The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.
Islam and the Olympics with fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:06:29 GMT
Islam and the Olympics with fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad won bronze for Team Sabre at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Serena Williams, motherhood and Instagram pressure
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:36:43 GMT
Serena Williams, motherhood and Instagram pressure

The tennis star revealed, like millions of others, she caved to pressure to look perfect online.
Trump has long used the platform to target critics. Here's what his words tell us about his own character.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:27:36 GMT
Trump has long used the platform to target critics. Here's what his words tell us about his own character.

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 18 months into his presidency it's become blindingly clear that his use of social media to target critics, disloyal former lieutenants and the media tells us more about him than anyone else.
Georgia official stuns with his take of the n-word
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:44:38 GMT
Georgia official stuns with his take of the n-word

Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams told CNN's Victor Blackwell that using the n-word is wrong, but if President Donald Trump said it before he became President, "it doesn't mean we need to continue to berate him."
Analysis: Trump has gained among black voters since 2016
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:32:26 GMT
Analysis: Trump has gained among black voters since 2016

First things first: The theme song of the week is Gathering Crowds, by John Scott from the television show "This Week In Baseball."
A look at Omarosa's excerpt on Puerto Rico from a reporter who was there
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:24:50 GMT
A look at Omarosa's excerpt on Puerto Rico from a reporter who was there

Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath and that the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Puerto Ricans in derogatory terms.
Jake Tapper: Stunning admission by Trump
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:40 GMT
Jake Tapper: Stunning admission by Trump

CNN's Jake Tapper looks back on the White House and President Trump's conflicting explanations on why he revoked former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.
Avenatti's actions on potential presidential run speak louder than his words
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:57:46 GMT
Avenatti's actions on potential presidential run speak louder than his words

Michael Avenatti, the boisterous lawyer who has risen to national fame in recent months by publicly pestering Donald Trump, will continue his public flirtations with running for President in 2020 by headlining two more Democratic Party events this weekend, sources tell CNN.
60 ex-CIA officials blast Trump over security clearances
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:36:16 GMT
60 ex-CIA officials blast Trump over security clearances

Sixty former CIA officials warned President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday that "the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views."
Cuomo rips Trump over cancelled parade
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:56:49 GMT
Cuomo rips Trump over cancelled parade

CNN's Chris Cuomo says President Trump's cancelled military parade wasn't intended to be about the US military, but instead about Trump's show of Power.
Intel community trying to stay out of security clearances fray
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:33:50 GMT
Intel community trying to stay out of security clearances fray

President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's lifetime security clearance is the latest political grenade the President has lobbed at the already fragile bridge between the intelligence community and its primary customer.
Ronald Reagan's daughter: My father would be appalled by Trump
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:17:09 GMT
Ronald Reagan's daughter: My father would be appalled by Trump

Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, says that her father would be appalled by the leadership of President Trump.
Tapper: Remember a time when this was inappropriate?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:18:42 GMT
Tapper: Remember a time when this was inappropriate?

Paul Manafort's attorney Kevin Downing told reporters he appreciates President Donald Trump's support after Trump called the trial "very sad."
Family struggled with debt before husband's arrest for killing his wife and daughters
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:06:51 GMT
Family struggled with debt before husband's arrest for killing his wife and daughters

Chris and Shanann Watts detailed their life on social media. Thy shared photos of beach vacations to San Diego and screengrabs of lovey-dovey text messages. They gushed about their daughters, Bella and Celeste, and posted photos of the little girls' gap-toothed grins and funny dances.
Video of Watts daughter calling dad 'hero'
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:56:46 GMT
Video of Watts daughter calling dad 'hero'

Chris and Shanann Watts detailed their life on social media. New video shows one of their daughters calling her dad her "hero" days before she, her mother and sister vanished from their suburban Denver home.
Kofi Annan dies at 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:50:27 GMT
Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, a UN agency confirmed Saturday.
Teen who pushed her friend off bridge speaks out
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:14:09 GMT
Teen who pushed her friend off bridge speaks out

A teenage girl has been charged with reckless endangerment after video showed her pushing a friend off a bridge.
Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:50:19 GMT
Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.
India floods leave hundreds dead and thousands trapped
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:46:37 GMT
India floods leave hundreds dead and thousands trapped

Monsoon rains and heavy flooding have killed hundreds of people and forced more than 300,000 others to seek shelter in the Indian state of Kerala, officials said.
Mormons don't want you to call them Mormons anymore
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:58:17 GMT
Mormons don't want you to call them Mormons anymore

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is embarking on a rebranding effort of sorts.
100 people overdosed on K2 in one Connecticut park
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:02:44 GMT
100 people overdosed on K2 in one Connecticut park

A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some of those who overdosed experienced speeding heart rates, difficulty breathing and vomiting. Others were found collapsed in a semiconscious or unconscious state on the New Haven Green, the downtown park.
A mysterious satellite is worrying experts
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:27:14 GMT
A mysterious satellite is worrying experts

US military analysts are concerned by Russian military satellites exhibiting strange behavior. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Meet the future Mrs. Nick Jonas
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:00:13 GMT
Meet the future Mrs. Nick Jonas

"Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love."
Is the résumé dead?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:18:51 GMT
See hospitalized girl's viral plea to Drake
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:39:53 GMT
See hospitalized girl's viral plea to Drake

A 10-year-old girl awaiting heart surgery stepped out of her wheelchair and did the "KiKi challenge" to try and get Drake's attention.
The week in 25 photos
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:57:26 GMT
The week in 25 photos

Take a look at 25 photos of the week from August 9 through August 16.
Vatican: Sexual abuse accusations 'criminal '
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:35:11 GMT
Suicide survivor gets historic face transplant
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:37:14 GMT
Suicide survivor gets historic face transplant

A suicide attempt left her without a face. Now she is on the cover of National Geographic as the youngest face transplant recipient in US history.
It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:02:08 GMT
It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby

This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak.
Teen patient accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:55:31 GMT
Teen patient accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

A dying teenager's parents begged for her to be sent to the Mayo Clinic. The family says the world-renowned hospital saved her life, then tried to "medically kidnap" her.
Watch moment teen escapes
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:01:37 GMT
Watch moment teen escapes

Alyssa Gilderhus accuses the Mayo Clinic of trying to "medically kidnap" her. Watch her escape.
Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:55:38 GMT
Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital

Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.
Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00:44 GMT
Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt

Images of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from conservationists and animal activists.
Ex-CIA official to Trump supporter: We're done
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:20:10 GMT
Ex-CIA official to Trump supporter: We're done

Former CIA and FBI official Phil Mudd debates President Trump's revocation of John Brennan's security clearance with Paris Dennard.
How Aretha's powerful sensuality paved the way
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:20:42 GMT
How Aretha's powerful sensuality paved the way

Aretha Franklin was America's first real grown-up female pop star. Today's woke queens owe an enormous debt to her voice, her look and her insistence on the value of her voice and her talent.
3 reasons you're not making more money at work
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Corporate America is raking in fat profits. Will it last?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:20:53 GMT
Scientists battle to explain the universe
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:35:47 GMT
Scientists battle to explain the universe

In human history, there have been many interesting and epic feuds -- the Hatfields and McCoys, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, or the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac. Many of us love to read in tabloids or history books about the salacious details of how the bad blood came to be.
Why Manafort might hope for a Trump pardon
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:58:15 GMT
The Conways and other political odd couples
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:55:30 GMT
The Conways and other political odd couples

In recent months, George Conway, the husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has created a stir -- and amassed a considerable Twitter following -- with a series of disapproving tweets about President Donald Trump, his wife's boss. In a buzzy Washington Post profile of the couple in which George is similarly not shy about expressing his disdain for the President, Kellyanne tries to bury the topic of George's tweets and questions whether it's fair game -- or just more so-called fake news -- to bring up a spouse in relation to a person's job. "If you make this story all about him," she tells the writer, "I'll definitely push back on that after it's printed."
Stop calling them 'Russian troll farms'
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:54:35 GMT
Stop calling them 'Russian troll farms'

The phrase "Russian troll farms" has become ubiquitous. It's on network television. It's in leading newspapers. It's on the lips of US senators.
Trump's all-about-me approach warps presidency
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:32:53 GMT
Trump's all-about-me approach warps presidency

Does anyone believe President Donald Trump's claim, issued via press secretary Sarah Sanders, that he wanted only to protect the country when he revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance?
Trump is picking on the wrong guy
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:05:00 GMT
Trump is picking on the wrong guy

President Trump is picking on the wrong guy if he thinks the revocation of John Brennan's security clearances is going to intimidate or silence him. The man who is in many ways the architect of the war on militant jihadists is not going to be easily bullied.
Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:49:25 GMT
Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for revoking his security clearance and said the President is "drunk on power."
Aretha Franklin and U.S. Presidents
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:58:03 GMT
Aretha Franklin and U.S. Presidents

"The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin met with many U.S. Presidents throughout her career. The legendary singer passed away on Thursday, August 16, at age 76.
Rep. John Lewis: Franklin a 'great spirit'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:08:32 GMT
Rep. John Lewis: Franklin a 'great spirit'

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) tells CNN's John King about memories he has of Aretha Franklin during the Civil Rights movement. He says that the world has lost a "beautiful soul" and "great spirit."
In a bitterly divided town, Karen Pence produces some sweet results
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:59:35 GMT
In a bitterly divided town, Karen Pence produces some sweet results

There's a buzz in the air on the grounds at the Naval Observatory.
Google CEO to employees: We're 'not close' to launching search in China
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:54:35 GMT
Tinder exec: I had to protect the company from my own story
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:25:26 GMT
Verizon's 5G sales pitch: Free TV
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:05:50 GMT
Tencent has a major gaming problem
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:29:52 GMT
Autonomous vehicles are coming. Now comes the hard part.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:10:57 GMT
CDC graphic novel foreshadows outbreaks in California, Michigan
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:42:09 GMT
The man bringing rap music to the deaf community
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:52:53 GMT
The man bringing rap music to the deaf community

As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.
Families fear chemicals in their tap water
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:27:44 GMT
Families fear chemicals in their tap water

It's been about three weeks since Tammy Cooper last drank water from her tap. That's when she saw a warning on Facebook for residents of her small Western Michigan town to stop drinking the water.
Life expectancy drops in the US, rises in Australia
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:08:35 GMT
Life expectancy drops in the US, rises in Australia

Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.
Contact lens found in woman's eyelid after 28 years
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:26:33 GMT
Contact lens found in woman's eyelid after 28 years

Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.)
Aretha Franklin tribute concert planned
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:33:27 GMT
Aretha Franklin tribute concert planned

Aretha Franklin's life and legacy will be honored with a tribute concert later this fall.
Time has come for 'The Last Sharknado'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:37:43 GMT
Time has come for 'The Last Sharknado'

Proving even bad things must come to an end, the "Sharknado" franchise breathes its last -- at least for now -- with its sixth installment, "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time." Ridiculous even by the title's standards, this loud, obnoxious time-travel parody perhaps appropriately underscores the limits of gluttony -- embodied in this case by NBC Universal's hunger for synergistic profits.
Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:18:40 GMT
Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring

It looks like Nick Jonas did good.
Madonna joins sexy-celebs-in-their-60s
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:48:30 GMT
Madonna joins sexy-celebs-in-their-60s

If anyone could put the "sex" in "sexagenarian" it would be Madonna.
Stars then and now
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Boy, three, among 26 shot in Chicago at start of yet another violence-fueled weekend
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Boy, three, among 26 shot in Chicago at start of yet another violence-fueled weekend

A 3-year-old boy was among seven people shot in a single incident in Chicago on Friday night as the city braced itself for another weekend of bloodshed and violence.
Rally against "far-left violence" draws counterprotest
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:38:08 GMT
Rally against "far-left violence" draws counterprotest

A conservative rally against "far-left violence" is being organized in downtown Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reunite for daughter Rumer's 30th birthday
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:32:00 GMT
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reunite for daughter Rumer's 30th birthday

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have reunited to celebrate their daughter Rumer's 30th birthday.
Controversial wedding guest Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister on her big day
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Controversial wedding guest Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister on her big day

Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up Saturday at the wedding of the Austrian foreign minister with singing Cossacks, controversy, and his dancing shoes.
George Washington letter to be read at oldest US synagogue
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:08:09 GMT
George Washington letter to be read at oldest US synagogue

A letter from George Washington will be read at the nation's oldest synagogue to celebrate freedom of religion.
105-year-old Navy veteran finally gets his college diploma from San Diego State University after 83 years
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:08:00 GMT
105-year-old Navy veteran finally gets his college diploma from San Diego State University after 83 years

Bill Vogt waited 83 long years but he finally received his diploma from the San Diego State University at the age of 105 years old.
Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:51:04 GMT
Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

The West African nation of Ghana on Saturday mourned Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world's top diplomatic post.
Ex-Ohio State coach Zach Smith took lewd photos at White House, ordered numerous erotic toys: report
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:47:00 GMT
Ex-Ohio State coach Zach Smith took lewd photos at White House, ordered numerous erotic toys: report

Former Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith reportedly sent lewd photographs of his genitalia from a White House bathroom, had thousands of dollars-worth of sex toys sent to his office in 2015 and had sex with a staffer on the school’s campus, a report stated.
Ryan Lochte reportedly spends 12K on booze in Vegas nightclub
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:30:00 GMT
Ryan Lochte reportedly spends 12K on booze in Vegas nightclub

A little scandal never stopped Ryan Lochte from partying.
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Mueller Asks for Jail Time for Papadopoulos, Saying He Repeatedly Lied - New York Times
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:47:06 GMT
Mueller Asks for Jail Time for Papadopoulos, Saying He Repeatedly Lied - New York Times


New York Times

Mueller Asks for Jail Time for Papadopoulos, Saying He Repeatedly Lied
New York Times
The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has told a judge that a former adviser to the Trump campaign repeatedly lied about his contacts with Russian operatives and “caused damage” to the government's ...
Mueller Says Papadopoulos Hurt InvestigationWall Street Journal
George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aideBBC News

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Kofi Annan, UN Leader Who Won Peace Prize, Dies at 80 - Bloomberg
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:47:36 GMT
Kofi Annan, UN Leader Who Won Peace Prize, Dies at 80 - Bloomberg


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Kofi Annan, UN Leader Who Won Peace Prize, Dies at 80
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Kofi Annan, the soft-spoken Ghanaian diplomat who served as the first United Nations secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, has died. Annan died Saturday after an unspecified short illness, according to a statement from his family and the Kofi ...
Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General, Dead At 80HuffPost
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80PBS NewsHour

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Omarosa Has Stash Of Video In Addition To Audiotapes: Report - HuffPost
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:40:00 GMT
Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives - New York Times
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:57:51 GMT
Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives - New York Times


New York Times

Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives
New York Times
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Trump said on Saturday that conservative voices were being unfairly censored on social media, hinting that he might intervene if his allies' accounts continued to be shut down. “Social Media is totally discriminating ...
On Twitter, Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservativesWashington Post
Twitter Bans GOP Contender For Racist Tweet Targeting Meghan MarkleNPR
Remember When Donald Trump Appeared on Alex Jones' 'InfoWars'Haaretz

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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World - NPR
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:01:51 GMT
The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World - NPR


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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World
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This week in the Russia investigations: President Trump strikes back at one of his most politically dangerous critics. Will a short-term victory have longer-term costs? The revocation, part 1. President Trump made good on his threat to revoke the ...
Trump reportedly plans to yank more security clearances to distract from negative news cyclesBusiness Insider
The Biggest Stories in American Politics This WeekNew York Times
Opinion: Ignore Trump and Musk — here's how to find companies whose CEOs think long termMarketWatch

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The midterm elections could paralyze a key instrument of Trump's agenda for the US economy - Business Insider
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:06:21 GMT
The midterm elections could paralyze a key instrument of Trump's agenda for the US economy - Business Insider


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The midterm elections could paralyze a key instrument of Trump's agenda for the US economy
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History suggests that the Republican party would lose control of the House but keep the Senate in the midterm elections, according to Steve Rattner, the CEO of Willett Advisors. "Every single arrow points to a significant Democratic victory in the fall ...
Trump has gotten Democrats off the sidelinesWashington Post
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Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in oil for 4 days, lawyer says - KABC-TV
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:36:02 GMT
Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in oil for 4 days, lawyer says - KABC-TV


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Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in oil for 4 days, lawyer says
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The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations that he killed his children ...

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Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad' - CNN
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:02:53 GMT
Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad' - CNN


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Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad'
CNN
Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) The jury in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended a second straight day of deliberations without a verdict and will return Monday morning, as President Donald Trump on Friday called Manafort a "very ...
Trump Calls Manafort Trial 'Sad,' but Is Quiet on a Possible PardonNew York Times
Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-US Attorney SaysHuffPost
The extraordinary bias of the judge in the Manafort trialWashington Post

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Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues - The Guardian
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:51:00 GMT
Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues - The Guardian


The Guardian

Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues
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Thousands of people in the southern Indian state of Kerala are still awaiting rescue from the worst flooding in nearly 100 years, with heavy rain predicted to continue for at least the next two days. With more than 300,000 people sheltering in relief ...
Kerala floods LIVE: Air India pilots to fly planes payment free to help KeralaThe New Indian Express

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings - New York Times
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:45:18 GMT
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Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad' - CNN
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:02:53 GMT
Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad' - CNN


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Manafort jury to resume deliberations Monday; Trump calls trial 'very sad'
CNN
Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) The jury in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended a second straight day of deliberations without a verdict and will return Monday morning, as President Donald Trump on Friday called Manafort a "very ...
Trump Calls Manafort Trial 'Sad,' but Is Quiet on a Possible PardonNew York Times
Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-US Attorney SaysHuffPost
The extraordinary bias of the judge in the Manafort trialWashington Post

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Mueller Asks for Jail Time for Papadopoulos, Saying He Repeatedly Lied - New York Times
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:47:06 GMT
Mueller Asks for Jail Time for Papadopoulos, Saying He Repeatedly Lied - New York Times


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Mueller Asks for Jail Time for Papadopoulos, Saying He Repeatedly Lied
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The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has told a judge that a former adviser to the Trump campaign repeatedly lied about his contacts with Russian operatives and “caused damage” to the government's ...
Jail recommended for Trump campaign adviser who triggered Russia probeUSA TODAY
Mueller Says Papadopoulos Hurt InvestigationWall Street Journal
George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aideBBC News

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On Twitter, Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives - Washington Post
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:42:39 GMT
On Twitter, Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives - Washington Post


Washington Post

On Twitter, Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives
Washington Post
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday waded into the growing debate over the role of social media companies in policing public discourse, accusing them of “totally discriminating” against Republicans and conservative commentators.
Twitter Bans GOP Contender For Racist Tweet Targeting Meghan MarkleNPR
Remember When Donald Trump Appeared on Alex Jones' 'InfoWars'Haaretz

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3 reality TV shows and a presidential administration: A look at Trump and Omarosa's relationship - ABC News
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:00:59 GMT
3 reality TV shows and a presidential administration: A look at Trump and Omarosa's relationship - ABC News


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3 reality TV shows and a presidential administration: A look at Trump and Omarosa's relationship
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Omarosa Manigault Newman has become persona non grata in Donald Trump's orbit after being a part of his universe for the past 14 years. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump ...
Mark Burnett reiterates: He's not giving up Trump tapesUSA TODAY
Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Can't Guarantee' Trump Hasn't Used 'N-Word'Daily Beast
Unsettling revelation in Omarosa's secret recording of Donald TrumpNEWS.com.au
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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World - NPR
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:01:51 GMT
The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World - NPR


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The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World
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This week in the Russia investigations: President Trump strikes back at one of his most politically dangerous critics. Will a short-term victory have longer-term costs? The revocation, part 1. President Trump made good on his threat to revoke the ...
Trump reportedly plans to yank more security clearances to distract from negative news cyclesBusiness Insider
The Biggest Stories in American Politics This WeekNew York Times
Opinion: Ignore Trump and Musk — here's how to find companies whose CEOs think long termMarketWatch

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Trump has gotten Democrats off the sidelines - Washington Post
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:22:30 GMT
Trump has gotten Democrats off the sidelines - Washington Post


Washington Post

Trump has gotten Democrats off the sidelines
Washington Post
The Pew Research Center informs us that “14% of voters say they have attended a political rally, protest or campaign event in the past year. Among registered voters who favor the Democratic candidate in their House district, 22% say they have attended ...

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Why the Roman Catholic Church still struggles with sexual abuse scandals - USA TODAY
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:37:12 GMT
Why the Roman Catholic Church still struggles with sexual abuse scandals - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Why the Roman Catholic Church still struggles with sexual abuse scandals
USA TODAY
In an internal diocese memo from Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania, a priest admitted to being “aroused” while tutoring a boy, hugging him and sharing sexually suggestive text messages with multiple boys. The priest's bishop admonished him to “cease ...
The Church is tempted by power and obsessed with sexWashington Post
For Catholics, Gradual Reform Is No Longer an OptionNew York Times
I Am a Catholic Priest Who Was Sexually Abused by a Pastor. Here's How the Church Must ChangeTIME
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings - New York Times
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:45:18 GMT
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings - New York Times


New York Times

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings
New York Times
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigning in the Bronx this month. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star among progressive voters, drew criticism this week for having excluded members of the news media from two town hall events.CreditMario Tama/Getty Images.
Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashingFox News
With one month left in primary season, what is the left winning?Washington Post
Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than CapitalismGallup
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Hurricane Lane could get close to Hawaii next week - CNN
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:20:07 GMT
Hurricane Lane could get close to Hawaii next week - CNN


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Hurricane Lane could get close to Hawaii next week
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(CNN) Hawaii may have a hurricane on its horizon next week -- though it's far too early to tell how close it will get. Hurricane Lane, a devastatingly strong Category 4 storm now, is heading west-northwest over the Pacific, and is forecast to weaken ...

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Has Russia hacked into Florida's election system? There is no evidence. - Washington Post
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:09:40 GMT
Has Russia hacked into Florida's election system? There is no evidence. - Washington Post


Washington Post

Has Russia hacked into Florida's election system? There is no evidence.
Washington Post
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.): “At the urging, I might say, of the chairman and vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, we wrote and signed a joint letter to all 67 county supervisors of election to tell them that the Russians are in Florida's records ...

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Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:23:24 GMT
Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.
Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:08:51 GMT
Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”
The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:59:33 GMT
The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.
States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:22:31 GMT
States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

Without waiting for Congress or the Trump administration, states have passed many laws to hold down drug prices, over the objections of manufacturers.
Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:33:00 GMT
Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.
Truth-Testing Trump’s 250-Plus Attacks on the Russia Inquiry
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:40:36 GMT
Truth-Testing Trump’s 250-Plus Attacks on the Russia Inquiry

We assessed President Trump’s claims about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the ensuing federal investigation of his campaign.
Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:15:19 GMT
Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives

After a string of crackdowns on the platforms, President Trump vowed to prevent voices aligned with his administration from being removed.
Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:37:05 GMT
Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

President Trump threatened to revoke “very soon” the security clearance of the little-known Justice Department official, who has been accused of having helped start the Russia investigation.
Want to Be President? Just Ask Iowans
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:17:55 GMT
Want to Be President? Just Ask Iowans

One year before the 2020 candidates descend on the Iowa State Fair, attendees had some ideas on how the would-be presidents might win their votes.
Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:26:43 GMT
Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

In a region where farm troubles can ripple through the economy, even backers of President Trump are wary of the damage a tariff battle could cause.
Weekend Reads: 11 of Our Best Articles
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
Weekend Reads: 11 of Our Best Articles

R.I.P. Queen of Soul. The trials of Elon Musk. Madonna is 60. What the heck is cubing? Meet Rashida Tlaib. And more.
The Week in Good News: Rubik’s Cube Champions, Paid Medical School Tuition, Efficient Ants
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:56:44 GMT
The Week in Good News: Rubik’s Cube Champions, Paid Medical School Tuition, Efficient Ants

Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.
Trump Is Not a King
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:36:17 GMT
Trump Is Not a King

A group of top former intelligence and military leaders are sending a message to the nation’s troops and spies: think twice before following the president’s orders in a crisis.
The Absolute Necessity of the New-Mom Friend
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:01:03 GMT
The Absolute Necessity of the New-Mom Friend

In the trenches with a baby, you need someone to text at 2 a.m.
Are We Loving Shelter Dogs to Death?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:55:40 GMT
Are We Loving Shelter Dogs to Death?

No-kill policies can be helpful, but without assistance for struggling families, they may be making things worse for America’s pets.
The Stone: Life Is Short. That’s the Point.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
The Stone: Life Is Short. That’s the Point.

Our mortality is not something to be overcome. It is integral to our humanity.
The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:06:13 GMT
The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos

Watch out, the secretary of education is on the loose.
Here’s What Makes America Great, Gov
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:11:28 GMT
Here’s What Makes America Great, Gov

It is in the striving, and also in what we are striving for.
Rug Hunting in Grizzly Country
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:00:04 GMT
Rug Hunting in Grizzly Country

For the first time in more than 40 years, Wyoming will allow hunters to shoot the big bears. It’s a bad idea.
Why Are Republicans Covering Up Brett Kavanaugh’s Past?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:05:26 GMT
Why Are Republicans Covering Up Brett Kavanaugh’s Past?

For the first time in modern history, Republicans are refusing to request a Supreme Court nominee’s relevant papers.
Was It Illegal for Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:51:34 GMT
Was It Illegal for Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance?

The president not only violated the former C.I.A. director’s First Amendment rights but also made it harder for the government to draw on his expertise.
Why Do You Need the N-word Tape?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:28:22 GMT
Why Do You Need the N-word Tape?

Trump’s use of the slur wouldn’t tell us anything new.
To Live and Die in Paris
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:04:27 GMT
To Live and Die in Paris

People have been dying for millenniums. Why should there be great surprises now?
Footsteps: The Legacy De Gaulle Left in London
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:36:06 GMT
Footsteps: The Legacy De Gaulle Left in London

In exile during the Nazi occupation of France, the great general spent three years in the British capital, a period that defined his sense of destiny.
Stop Saying ‘Mormon,’ Church Leader Says. But Is the Real Name Too Long?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:53:34 GMT
Stop Saying ‘Mormon,’ Church Leader Says. But Is the Real Name Too Long?

The church’s president favors the use of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” the name he believes God communicated to Joseph Smith in 1838.
France Dispatch: Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:12:24 GMT
France Dispatch: Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

Angered by the demolition of many of the historical buildings where they live in France, an impoverished community of outsiders protested and officials backed down. But the truce is only temporary.
Imran Khan Takes Helm in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:10:31 GMT
Imran Khan Takes Helm in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt

The new prime minister will have to overcome deep political divisions to pursue economic reforms as the country’s debt payments come due.
At Hotchkiss, Sexual Misconduct and ‘Missed Opportunities’ to Stop It
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:39:54 GMT
At Hotchkiss, Sexual Misconduct and ‘Missed Opportunities’ to Stop It

A report released by the Connecticut boarding school details sexual abuse by at least seven former faculty members, and the administration’s failure to act.
Quebec’s ‘Trash Radio’ Host Fires Up Outrage, and Big Ratings
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:13:09 GMT
Quebec’s ‘Trash Radio’ Host Fires Up Outrage, and Big Ratings

Jeff Fillion, among the most prominent talk radio hosts in Quebec City, says he was “doing my thing 20 years before Trump arrived.”
Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:01:35 GMT
Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year

“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”
‘Laceration in the Heart of Genoa’: Italy Holds State Funeral for Victims of Bridge Collapse
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:59:16 GMT
‘Laceration in the Heart of Genoa’: Italy Holds State Funeral for Victims of Bridge Collapse

The country declared a day of national mourning as it struggled to come to terms with a tragedy that critics say could have been avoided.
Murder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:00:04 GMT
Murder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church

The death of Bishop Epiphanius, found in a pool of blood, has exposed simmering tensions in the cloistered world of Egypt’s ancient desert monasteries.
Big City: The Dangerous Intimacy of Grad School: Was the N.Y.U. Harassment Case Inevitable?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:00:04 GMT
Big City: The Dangerous Intimacy of Grad School: Was the N.Y.U. Harassment Case Inevitable?

For Nimrod Reitman and others like him, an adviser’s approval can make the difference when it comes to finding a job, creating an outsize sense of dependency.
Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande Shows Her Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:58:40 GMT
Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande Shows Her Heart, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks from Cat Power, Janet Jackson, Doja Cat and others.
Talking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do It Right.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:59 GMT
Talking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do It Right.

Research shows that talking about failure makes for happier, more productive workers.
How to Clean the Most Common Dog Messes
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 06:00:02 GMT
How to Clean the Most Common Dog Messes

Our cutest companions are also some of our messiest. Here’s some help.
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Food Quality Trumps Variety, Experts Say
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 21:18:12 GMT
Food Quality Trumps Variety, Experts Say

People whose diets contained the greatest variety of foods tended to eat many nutritious foods, but also many junk foods.
How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:14:09 GMT
How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties

The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
Eat: The Pasta Cure for the Hungry and the Stressed-Out
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Eat: The Pasta Cure for the Hungry and the Stressed-Out

A dose of cheese, garlic and spaghetti to help soothe your loved ones when they’re down.
After a Director Dies, Friends Finish His Life’s Work: A Zombie Musical
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:02:00 GMT
After a Director Dies, Friends Finish His Life’s Work: A Zombie Musical

Ryan McHenry left detailed instructions for “Anna and the Apocalypse,” based on his feeling that “High School Musical” would be “better if Zac Efron were eaten by zombies.”
Critic’s Notebook: The Story of ‘the Most Underrated Composer in History’
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:52:02 GMT
Critic’s Notebook: The Story of ‘the Most Underrated Composer in History’

Rimsky-Korsakov, his style and career guided by an inferiority complex, is the subject of this year’s Bard Music Festival.
A Gay Wedding Is a Wedding. Just a Wedding.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:17:55 GMT
A Gay Wedding Is a Wedding. Just a Wedding.

There are some things you shouldn’t say or do, and some you should, when attending the wedding of a same-sex couple.
Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:14:49 GMT
Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:26:21 GMT
Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.
Wheels: As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:29:55 GMT
Wheels: As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster

It’s been three decades since cars’ internal networks got an update. With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, quick decisions will rely on a faster network.
Trilobites: Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:44:04 GMT
Trilobites: Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

The discovery is among the strongest evidence in the fossil record that the insects pollinated prehistoric cycads, a plant that preceded flowering plants.
Tech D-end optimistic about '18 season
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:44:43 -0400
Tech D-end optimistic about '18 season

St. Cloud Tech junior Isaiah Green talks about the 2018 season.
      
 
 
Sauk Centre CNA charged in exploiting of clients at assisted living home
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:27:35 -0400
Sauk Centre CNA charged in exploiting of clients at assisted living home

Reports show a nursing assistant at Getty Street Assisted Living took or borrowed $1,000 from clients late last year. She's been charged with fraud.
      
 
 
St. Cloud VA to take down ill-fated, dysfunctional wind turbine in 2019
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:39:27 -0400
St. Cloud VA to take down ill-fated, dysfunctional wind turbine in 2019

An extensive study determined the broken wind turbine, which has remained still since August 2012, cannot be repaired or replaced
      
 
 
With just 3 weeks to prepare, new superintendent takes on Rocori
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:08:44 -0400
With just 3 weeks to prepare, new superintendent takes on Rocori

Longtime educator Brad Kelvington to focus on district's technology initiative, cultivating experiences to keep kids #ROCORIProud
      
 
 
An internship to kill for: 8 weeks at the Lifetime Movie Network, the Sierra Obioha Story
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:46:57 -0400
An internship to kill for: 8 weeks at the Lifetime Movie Network, the Sierra Obioha Story

Sauk Rapids graduate hopes to become filmmaker and put her skills to use in Los Angeles this summer
      
 
 
How do metro school districts compare in back-to-school technology costs?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:00:01 -0400
How do metro school districts compare in back-to-school technology costs?

The three metro school districts all give students the chance to learn more with technology. They differ on the back-to-school cost to families.
      
 
 
Pacific Wok to close downtown St. Cloud location, citing lease termination
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:59:17 -0400
Pacific Wok to close downtown St. Cloud location, citing lease termination

Owner claims landlord did not offer chance to renew
      
 
 
Prep football 2018: Practice begins
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:52:53 -0400
Prep football 2018: Practice begins

Get live updates and follow Times staffers as the spread across Central Minnesota to cover the start of the 2018 prep football season
      
 
 
Al Ringsmuth, mayor of Waite Park for 38 years, dies at 94
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:34:06 -0400
Al Ringsmuth, mayor of Waite Park for 38 years, dies at 94

Lifetime Waite Park resident oversaw city as it grew to vast retail center
      
 
 
Group sues city for selling parkland to Costco for 'less than half of fair market value'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:28:55 -0400
Group sues city for selling parkland to Costco for 'less than half of fair market value'

Kleis says Costco construction still moving forward, city is reviewing lawsuit
      
 
 
School board approves Jett's superintendent contract through 2022
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:23:01 -0400
School board approves Jett's superintendent contract through 2022

The contract is competitive with similarly sized districts in state, according to board chair
      
 
 
Minneapolis man suspected of domestic assault at SCSU parking lot
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:44:54 -0400
Minneapolis man suspected of domestic assault at SCSU parking lot

20-year-old Austin Clark Jentzsch faces 3 counts of domestic assault.
      
 
 
Pop some tags! Here's where you can get thrifty for National Thrift Store Day
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:10:52 -0400
Pop some tags! Here's where you can get thrifty for National Thrift Store Day

Friday is National Thrift Store Day, so shoppers, start your carts. Here are some local spots to score some great finds.
      
 
 
You're recycling wrong: 9 percent of local recycling is contaminated and it has a cost
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:14:50 -0400
You're recycling wrong: 9 percent of local recycling is contaminated and it has a cost

People are trying to recycle Styrofoam, batteries, greasy pizza boxes — even dirty diapers — and it's driving up the cost of recycling.
      
 
 
Organic baby foods contain lead and arsenic, here's what parents can do to safeguard kids
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:04:02 -0400
Organic baby foods contain lead and arsenic, here's what parents can do to safeguard kids

Feeding babies and toddlers organic food offered no protection against heavy metals, a report found. But here's what parents can do to safeguard kids.
      
 
 
St. Cloud driver falls asleep, damages 3 garages in crash
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:41:45 -0400
St. Cloud driver falls asleep, damages 3 garages in crash

Police say man was sober, cite him for careless driving, no insurance
      
 
 
2 suspects at large after holding 2 people captive during Waite Park armed robbery
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:58:30 -0400
2 suspects at large after holding 2 people captive during Waite Park armed robbery

Victims said 2 men with handguns forced way into residence and held them captive while they ransacked the home. Then they robbed adjacent business
      
 
 
Ouch! Viking battle of barbs breaks out between Klobuchar, S.D. Sen. John Thune
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:42:13 -0400
Ouch! Viking battle of barbs breaks out between Klobuchar, S.D. Sen. John Thune

A clip from the Aug. 16 Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission hearing.
      
 
 
Soyka, Bentrud advance to November ballot for Stearns County Sheriff
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:24:24 -0400
Soyka, Bentrud advance to November ballot for Stearns County Sheriff

Steve Soyka took the lead in the primary for Stearns County sheriff, followed by Bentrud. Both will be on the November ballot.
      
 
 
Johnson wins over Pawlenty in Republican primary for governor
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:28:34 -0400
Johnson wins over Pawlenty in Republican primary for governor

Johnson positioned himself as a more conservative candidate than Pawlenty.
      
 
 
Silver Bullet Saddle Club brings annual rodeo to Clearwater
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:11:42 -0400
Silver Bullet Saddle Club brings annual rodeo to Clearwater

Silver Bullet Saddle Club brings three-days of rodeo events to Clearwater
      
 
 
St. Cloud Hospital births
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:09:05 -0400
St. Cloud Hospital births

Births reported Aug. 9-15 at St. Cloud Hospital
      
 
 
Watch: 9 St. Cloud school board candidates face off in primary
Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:48:29 -0400
Watch: 9 St. Cloud school board candidates face off in primary

The Aug. 14 primary will trim nine candidates to six, who will vie for three seats in the general election Nov. 6.
      
 
 
Five to watch: Tech D-end is talking to some notable people
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:00:04 -0400
Five to watch: Tech D-end is talking to some notable people

After an excellent sophomore season, Tigers junior Isaiah Green is getting attention from Division I schools
      
 
 
Lend a Hand volunteer opportunities
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:01:00 -0400
Lend a Hand volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities via the United Way of Central Minnesota
      
 
 
Young America knocks Foley out of state tournament
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:51:57 -0400
Young America knocks Foley out of state tournament

Area roundup: Friday, August 17 events
      
 
 
Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, August 17, 2018
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:47:06 -0400
Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, August 17, 2018

Area scoreboard of Friday events
      
 
 
Deaths
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:51:28 -0400
Deaths

Deaths reported Friday to the St. Cloud Times
      
 
 
Hundreds of victims in Petters' Ponzi scheme will get remissions
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:46:13 -0400
Hundreds of victims in Petters' Ponzi scheme will get remissions

More than $16 million will be distributed to victims in Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme.
      
 
 
A brief glimpse of the St. Cloud VA wind turbine as its installed, fails to operate
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:35:37 -0400
A brief glimpse of the St. Cloud VA wind turbine as its installed, fails to operate

The wind turbine was supposed to provide up to 15 percent of VA campus electricity, but hasn't been operational since 2012.
      
 
 
High-tech equipment ready for use at Stearns County polls
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:49:30 -0400
High-tech equipment ready for use at Stearns County polls

Electronic voter rolls, ballot box screens to be used at many polls this year
      
 
 
Alise and Sam Willoughby hold a racing clinic at Pineview Park BMX.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:55:28 -0400
Alise and Sam Willoughby hold a racing clinic at Pineview Park BMX.

Alise and Sam Willoughby hold a racing clinic at Pineview Park BMX.
     
 
 
The Lake Wobegon trail now extends to Waite Park.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:17:21 -0400
The Lake Wobegon trail now extends to Waite Park.

The Lake Wobegon trail extension to Waite Park is officially open.
     
 
 
Small fire in the ceiling at Apollo High School.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:24:08 -0400
Small fire in the ceiling at Apollo High School.

A small smoldering fire above the ceiling was extinguished but left a lot of smoke to evacuate.
     
 
 
July 4th Celebration in Hester Park
Thu, 5 Jul 2018 02:49:15 -0400
July 4th Celebration in Hester Park

Family fun and fireworks July 4th in Hester Park
     
 
 
Patriotism on parade during annual St. Joseph event
Wed, 4 Jul 2018 16:44:18 -0400
Patriotism on parade during annual St. Joseph event

St. Joseph's streets turn red, white and blue for parade
     
 
 
Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:03:04 -0400
Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
      
 
 
Vikings' Cousins ready to hit his new home turf
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:17:47 -0400
Vikings' Cousins ready to hit his new home turf

On Saturday, Cousins will take the field in the first Vikings home game since the “Minnesota Miracle.’’
      
 
 
Lifelong St. Martin resident touched the lives of many
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:09 -0400
Lifelong St. Martin resident touched the lives of many

Henry Haehn left a lasting impression of kindness and generosity on many.
      
 
 
Albany winds up 3rd at World Series
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:07:47 -0400
Albany winds up 3rd at World Series

Albany Babe Ruth Baseball team winds up 3rd at World Series
      
 
 
Prep tennis: Rocori opens with 2 wins
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:59:41 -0400
Prep tennis: Rocori opens with 2 wins

Spartans use a lineup with 7 seniors to beat Crosby-Ironton and Little Falls
      
 
 
Deaths
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:40:31 -0400
Deaths

Deaths reported Thursday to the St. Cloud Times
      
 
 
30,000 pounds, 12 people, 10 seconds: United Way bus pull causes spectacle, raises funds
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:14:38 -0400
30,000 pounds, 12 people, 10 seconds: United Way bus pull causes spectacle, raises funds

Annual event pulls in thousands for local charitable causes
      
 
 
Police request help finding flag stolen from Rice American Legion
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:22:31 -0400
Police request help finding flag stolen from Rice American Legion

The flag was stolen from inside the American Legion building between Aug. 4-11.
      
 
 
GSDC announces 2018 Innovation Award winners
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:28:06 -0400
GSDC announces 2018 Innovation Award winners

Four I-Awards of $1,000 are given each year to recognize area nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies employing innovation to solve problems.
      
 
 
When Aretha Franklin threw shade, we loved it
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:06:30 -0400
When Aretha Franklin threw shade, we loved it

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, had a knack for shady showstopping moments. As fans react on Twitter, we look at some classic shade from the diva.
      
 
 
Back-to-school shopping: Bulletproof backpacks, other protection on the to-buy list
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:49:57 -0400
Back-to-school shopping: Bulletproof backpacks, other protection on the to-buy list

Bulletproof protection and safety from shooters is on the mind of parents and students during back-to-school preparations. Companies report higher sales of bulletproof backpacks, bulletproof backpack panels, special glass that can keep a shooter from gaining entry to a school and other products
      
 
 
Huskies take the field for first practice of the season
Wed, 8 Aug 2018 18:15:20 -0400
Mansion on the market: Home offers peaceful lake living
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:49:55 -0400
Executive Express opens transit hub in Waite Park
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:29:59 -0400
Celebrating July 4th in Hester Park
Thu, 5 Jul 2018 01:47:19 -0400
Red, white and blue in abundance during St. Joseph parade
Wed, 4 Jul 2018 15:18:15 -0400
Let's kick it! Here's your Central Minnesota Summer Bucket List
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0400
Let's kick it! Here's your Central Minnesota Summer Bucket List

What's on our summer bucket list? Pup cups, gorgeous hikes, leisurely lakeside dinners and more museums than you could shake a stick at.
      
 
 
Road trip! 3 Minnesota towns to make a day out of before summer's gone
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:00:08 -0400
Road trip! 3 Minnesota towns to make a day out of before summer's gone

Time to hit the road: Here are three Minnesota cities featuring three restaurants and entertainment options that are worth the drive.
     
 
 
Deceived, isolated and manipulated: Sex trafficking in illicit massage shops
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:18:23 -0400
Deceived, isolated and manipulated: Sex trafficking in illicit massage shops

Waite Park massage business raided in May is one of a half-dozen in the area that regularly advertise on websites known for selling sex
     
 
 
Teen confessed to arson in Melrose Catholic church fire
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:20:14 -0400
Teen confessed to arson in Melrose Catholic church fire

A juvenile confessed earlier this month to intentionally setting the fire at the Church of St. Mary in Melrose. The juvenile was 13 at the time.
     
 
 
Video shows gun raised before St. Paul officers fire fatal shots
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 21:8
Video shows gun raised before St. Paul officers fire fatal shots

Police Chief Todd Axtell said he released the video amid calls for transparency in the wake of the Aug. 5 shooting, when police were called to William "Billy" Hughes’ apartment for a report of shots fired.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 8:55
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, was a graduate of Macalester College.
Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 9:40
Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen."
Keith Ellison seeks to reassure voters after domestic abuse allegation
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 22:11
Keith Ellison seeks to reassure voters after domestic abuse allegation

He reiterated his denial of a domestic abuse allegation and said he will not drop out of the Minnesota attorney general race.
AP source: It's not just audio, Omarosa Manigault Newman has video
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 22:33
Debates get race for Minnesota governor off to a roaring start
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 10:32
Debates get race for Minnesota governor off to a roaring start

Hours after squaring off politely in Nisswa, Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz were on TV in St. Paul, taking questions and showing clear differences.
Jimmy Carter is still the man from Plains, almost 40 years after the White House
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 9:14
Jimmy Carter is still the man from Plains, almost 40 years after the White House

When he left the presidency in 1981, he didn’t join corporate boards or give speeches for big money. He lives modestly in his Georgia hometown, a peanut and cotton farm town with a poverty rate of 40 percent.
Joe Mauer's pinch-hit, three-run homer carries Twins to fourth consecutive victory
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 23:44
Joe Mauer's pinch-hit, three-run homer carries Twins to fourth consecutive victory

With nemesis Matthew Boyd chased, Joe Mauer came through with the second pinch-hit homer of his career.
Reeking red tide catches Minnesotans in Florida
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 10:14
Reeking red tide catches Minnesotans in Florida

Gulf Coast snowbirds hold their noses during southwest Florida's state of emergency.
How opioids radically alter the structure of your brain
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 10:35
How opioids radically alter the structure of your brain

Neuroscientists’ discoveries may improve addiction treatment, make medicine safer.
Robbinsdale woman travels to the world's poorest countries, bearing one simple gift
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 9:50
Robbinsdale woman travels to the world's poorest countries, bearing one simple gift

Ceallaigh Anderson Smart runs a charity with an unusual focus: traveling to impoverished countries to make photo portraits of people who don’t have any pictures of their own.
Pressure? Vikings' Xavier Rhodes has an answer for that: 'We ignore it'
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 21:31
Pressure? Vikings' Xavier Rhodes has an answer for that: 'We ignore it'

The view from the corner: Rhodes exudes confidence, about his team and himself.
Minnesota Orchestra's concert in Soweto is an ode to joy in many languages
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 22:12
Minnesota Orchestra's concert in Soweto is an ode to joy in many languages

The performance brought the crowd packed into the historic Regina Mundi Catholic Church to its feet, singing, stepping and clapping.
Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 22:25
Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia.
Fewer entering seminary as need declines, church budgets shrink
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 9:0
Fewer entering seminary as need declines, church budgets shrink

Fewer recruits are willing to be pioneers in a new spiritual landscape that requires them to juggle faith, fundraising and Facebook.
Minneapolis lawyer pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering in porn troll scheme
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 20:4
Minneapolis lawyer pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering in porn troll scheme

The charges stem from an elaborate scheme to seed the internet with porn and seek legal settlements from those who downloaded the copyrighted videos.
Connecticut pulls away from struggling Lynx in second half
Sat, 18, Aug 2018 0:5
Connecticut pulls away from struggling Lynx in second half

The defending WNBA champions will open the playoffs on the road as the No. 7 seed after losing for the sixth time in eight games.
Daily lottery for $10 tickets to Minneapolis 'Hamilton' begins Aug. 27 — here's how to enter
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 10:0
Daily lottery for $10 tickets to Minneapolis 'Hamilton' begins Aug. 27 — here's how to enter

Lottery of 40 tickets for each show to be drawn during Twin Cities run.
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 18:2
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.
Former U.S. probation officer at center of sex abuse allegations indicted over lying to FBI
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 22:11
Former U.S. probation officer at center of sex abuse allegations indicted over lying to FBI

Three women came forward against Dennis Edward Bresnahan, charged with lying and destroying evidence during FBI’s 2016 probe.
Photos: These Minnesota pooches love the dog days of summer
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 23:37
Photos: These Minnesota pooches love the dog days of summer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — our annual dog days of summer reader photo package.
Minneapolis lawyer Ralph Strangis, who put together big deals, dies at 82
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 22:14
Minneapolis lawyer Ralph Strangis, who put together big deals, dies at 82

Strangis helped drive airline merger, got Target Field off the ground.
Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wed, 21, Sep 2016 19:35
Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro

Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours.
Just a 12 percent chance Jimmy Butler is here after this year?
Fri, 17, Aug 2018 12:59
Just a 12 percent chance Jimmy Butler is here after this year?

On Thursday, I advised you not to worry too much about rumors that Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving want to join forces as free agents after this season — presumably for a team like the Knicks or Nets. A lot can happen between now and then. Butler could still re-sign with the Wolves, particularly since they can offer him more money than any other team. I still believe that. I’m still advising calm. However … This mid-August, slow time, doesn’t have much to do with anything ESPN.com poll is at least interesting. The ESPN Forecast Panel, which is not an official entity and might be made up of 17 squirrels with flashcards for all I know, predicted where the biggest potential NBA free agents will start the 2019-20 season. And only 12.1 percent of panelists said Butler would be with the Wolves. Per the item: Butler was also the only player in our Forecast for whom his current team didn’t finish first or second in the voting, with only 12 percent of panelists seeing Minnesota as his long-term home. Expect the four-time All-Star to have a new team next summer. Again, there’s a long time between now and then. The only thing we know for sure is that if Butler joins whatever team Dwyane Wade is on, Wade is going to keep a close eye on his teammate.
Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia Boy
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:41:15 -0400
Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia Boy

Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia BoyNew Mexico authorities Thursday said the remains found Aug. 6 at a makeshift


Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:20:17 -0400
Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'

Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.


Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:43:15 -0400
Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion Says

Alex Jones Destroyed Evidence In Sandy Hook Defamation Cases, Motion SaysAlex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence


Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:10:44 -0400
Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: report

Bodies of missing Colorado girls allegedly killed by dad found in oil and gas tanks: reportThe bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their


Celebrated United Nations Leader Kofi Annan Dead at 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:14:22 -0400
Celebrated United Nations Leader Kofi Annan Dead at 80

Celebrated United Nations Leader Kofi Annan Dead at 80Beloved for his charisma and devotion to diplomacy, Anna was the UN's first black secretary general.


California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:14:52 -0400
California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fightSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.


Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:24:12 -0400
Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In Arkansas

Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In ArkansasMembers and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-


Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: source
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:59:14 -0400
Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: source

Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: sourceItalian toll-road group Atlantia has called special board meetings next week to discuss the deadly collapse of a bridge it operates in Genoa, a source said on Friday. Autostrade per l'Italia, the Atlantia unit that manages the stretch of motorway in northern Italy where the bridge is located, is expected to hold a board meeting on Tuesday while the Benetton-backed parent company will hold its own meeting on Wednesday, the source said. A series of technical and legal issues will be presented to Atlantia and Autostrade board members next week, according to the source .


Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: Palestinians
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:11:00 -0400
Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: Palestinians

Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: PalestiniansIsrael troops on Friday shot dead two Palestinians taking part in protests along the Gaza border, the Palestinian health ministry in the enclave said. The ministry named the dead men as Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, shot near the central Gaza Strip town of Bureij and Sadi Moamer, 26, killed near Rafah, in the south. At least 270 other Palestinians were wounded, 70 of them by gunfire, the ministry said.


NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:15:24 -0400
NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students

NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical StudentsNew York University will pay for the tuition of all its medical students, the


Questions arise as Trump pulls ex-CIA director's security clearance
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:34:32 -0400
Questions arise as Trump pulls ex-CIA director's security clearance

Questions arise as Trump pulls ex-CIA director's security clearanceIn an interview, Trump appears to contradict the White House's explanation for revoking John Brennan's security clearance.


Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:42:10 -0400
Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade

Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his paradePresident Trump on Friday blamed Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.


Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:32:12 -0400
Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids

Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kidsA body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as


Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:18:02 -0400
Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rainThe aircraft, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio told AFP. Its wings and engines were heavily damaged in the incident, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, which also said the plane circled the airport for an hour before attempting to land. The incident forced a partial shutdown of the Philippines' main airport.


How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and Taiwan
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:32:32 -0400
How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and Taiwan

How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and TaiwanA bakery in California has found itself at the centre of an international storm after it welcomed the president of Taiwan with a cup of coffee and a goody bag. The result was a major diplomatic incident as Chinese customers launched a boycott of the 85C Bakery Cafe, which rapidly disappeared from online ordering platforms on the Chinese mainland.  The episode highlight's Beijing's sensitivity over an island that considers itself a sovereign state, but has never declared formal independence.  The Taiwanese-owned chain apologised and distanced itself from the views of Tsai Ing-wen, the pro-independence leader of the island, after she dropped in on Wednesday en route to visiting allies in South America.  Excited staff gave her a gift bag and took selfies, as images were uploaded to Facebook by part of her delegation. A woman looks at her mobile phone at a 85C Bakery Cafe in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province Credit: AFP They have since been removed but it was too late to prevent the diplomatic fallout. Beijing - which has been working to isolate countries that recognise Taiwan - warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. A company official in Taipei, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that it had been removed from several online platforms, telling the AFP news agency: "We have noticed the situation and we hope it won't be permanent." 85C began in Taiwan but has since expanded to earn more than 60 percent of its revenue in China. Losing its presence on food delivery apps would be devastating. At a glance | The One China policy China views the island as part of its own territory, and has escalated a campaign to isolate Taiwan internationally since Ms Tsai came to power in 2016. A growing number of international companies including airlines and hotels have been bending to pressure from Beijing to refer to Taiwan as part of China. The election of Donald Trump has added to Chinese unease as he showed little regard for the fine lines and grey areas of the "one China policy". Taiwan's state-aligned Central News Agency on Thursday quoted a top official with China's Taiwan Affairs Office, Long Mingbiao, as saying in Beijing that any company that expects to invest and "make money" in China must adhere to its policies. 85C's problems began after Tsai stopped off at a Los Angeles branch of the cafe this week during an American visit in which she became the first Taiwanese leader in 15 years to give a public speech on American soil, something Beijing staunchly opposes. Internet users in China lashed out with boycott threats and calls for the coffee chain to quit the Chinese market.


Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock Drops
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:02:29 -0400
Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock Drops

Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year As Tesla Stock DropsAnyone can see that Elon Musk has been having a rough year.


Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra Jet
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:30:54 -0400
Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra Jet

Ford unveils next generation of Mustang Cobra JetBlue Oval has revealed a new limited-edition Ford Performance 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet – and it looks amazing!


22 Pumpkin Bars That Will Make You Forget All About Pie
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:25:00 -0400
Michigan Lawmaker Apologizes For Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:29:13 -0400
Michigan Lawmaker Apologizes For Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Apologizes For Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentAmid mounting criticism, Michigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott has apologized


26 Best Coffee Table Books to Buy & Gift This Year
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:53:00 -0400
Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-U.S. Attorney Says
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:09:38 -0400
Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-U.S. Attorney Says

Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-U.S. Attorney SaysPresident Donald Trump's comment calling former campaign chairman Paul


Best Bites: Summer corn and zucchini chowder
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:01:00 -0400
Best Bites: Summer corn and zucchini chowder

Best Bites: Summer corn and zucchini chowderWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teen
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:36:03 -0400
Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teen

Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teenSYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts. The teen downloaded 90 gigabytes of secure files and accessed customer accounts without exposing his identity, the paper said. Apple contacted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation when it became aware of the intrusion, The Age said, quoting statements made in court.


The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:00:37 -0400
The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today

The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing todayRussian attempts to dupe, confuse or weaken the West date back at least to the early decades of the 20th century. An outfit called the Cheka charted a course that’s still being followed today.


Redding firefighter was killed by massive fire tornado while helping people evacuate, report says
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:57:25 -0400
Redding firefighter was killed by massive fire tornado while helping people evacuate, report says

Redding firefighter was killed by massive fire tornado while helping people evacuate, report saysWe're getting a new look at the ferocity of the Carr "fire tornado" that Cal Fire says is blamed for killing 37-year-old fire inspector Jeremy Stoke.


Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:49:41 -0400
Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report

Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse ReportPennsylvania's newly released grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse


Queen Elizabeth II's doctor killed in cycling collision
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:57:36 -0400
Queen Elizabeth II's doctor killed in cycling collision

Queen Elizabeth II's doctor killed in cycling collisionOne of Queen Elizabeth II's doctors was killed in a road accident while cycling through London, police said Thursday. Peter Fisher, 67, collided with a truck on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. Buckingham Palace said the monarch had been informed.


Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:54:39 -0400
Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s ConfirmationWASHINGTON ― Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for


Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14-Year-Old Girl During School Assembly in Oklahoma, Police Say
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:59:17 -0400
Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14-Year-Old Girl During School Assembly in Oklahoma, Police Say

Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14-Year-Old Girl During School Assembly in Oklahoma, Police SayThe 14-year-old girl was stabbed 'multiple times ... five, six, seven times'


The Internet Schools GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel About Robert E. Lee And Slavery
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:23:43 -0400
The Internet Schools GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel About Robert E. Lee And Slavery

The Internet Schools GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel About Robert E. Lee And SlaveryRepublican Chris McDaniel, running to represent Mississippi in the U.S.


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16) - Fake News, Turkey, Aretha Franklin
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:48:56 -0400
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16) - Fake News, Turkey, Aretha Franklin

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16) - Fake News, Turkey, Aretha FranklinThe following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. @realDonaldTrump : - Our Economy is doing better than ever. For the first time in many decades, we are protecting our workers! [0843 EDT] - THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY.


Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structure
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:28:10 -0400
Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structure

Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structureThe Italian government has issued an ultimatum to the company in charge of the motorway bridge that collapsed with the loss of nearly 40 lives, giving it 15 days to demonstrate that it maintained the structure properly. The transport ministry demanded that Autostrade per l’Italia show that it had previously met all its contractual obligations to ensure the proper functioning of the Morandi bridge. Should the company’s response prove inadequate, the government will judge it to be in breach of the terms of its concession to run the toll-road. The lucrative concession would then be withdrawn from Autostrade, part of the holding company Atlantia, which is controlled by the Benetton fashion empire. The coalition government has adopted an aggressive stance towards the company, blaming it for the collapse of the bridge, which has so far claimed the lives of 38 people and injured 15 others, nine of them critically. The bridge gave way during an intense thunderstorm on Tuesday, plunging around 50 vehicles to the ground, where they were crushed by giant slabs of concrete and steel girders. Between 10 and 20 people are still missing. The transport ministry is demanding that the company commit to rebuilding the bridge at its own expense and within a set period of time. It also called on the company to pay to rebuild apartment blocks that will have to be demolished and to repair damaged buildings beneath the 51-year-old bridge. Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, said he expects Atlantia to donate up to €500 million to help families and local government  Credit:  PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, said he expects Atlantia to donate up to €500 million to help families and local government deal with the aftermath of the disaster. “I will listen to the directors of Autostrade per l’Italia but I expect to see concrete gestures (from the company) immediately,” Mr Salvini said. “Genoa cannot wait and the injured cannot wait. While the lawyers and the investigators do their job, we are doing all we can to obtain from Autostrade all that is possible for the relatives of victims, the injured, the people made homeless and the city of Genoa. “As for concessions and penalties, we can talk about those from next week onwards.” Luigi Di Maio, the head of the Five Star Movement and Mr Salvini’s partner in the populist coalition, said he was determined that the company’s right to manage the toll road would be revoked. “Not only will we use the law to revoke the concession, but we’ll also apply a fine of €150 million. If they want to fight it, we’ll see them in court,” he said. The Italian state might have to step in and run the motorway, along with others managed by Autostrade per l’Italia, he said.


AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:08:30 -0400
AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state.


China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:51:14 -0400
China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list

China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-listChina has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal. The company was accused in July of falsifying data for a rabies vaccine and manufacturing an ineffective vaccine for babies, sparking widespread consumer anger. While there were no known reports of people being harmed by the vaccines, regulators ordered Changsheng to halt their production and recall the rabies vaccine.


Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:00:26 -0400
Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says

Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman SaysAs Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury's shocking


Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exile
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:33:22 -0400
Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exile

Yazidi 'ex-sex slave' trapped both in Iraq and in German exileA young Yazidi woman who fled to Germany but returned home to northern Iraq says she cannot escape her Islamic State group captor who held her as a sex slave for three months. Ashwaq Haji, 19, says she ran into the man in a German supermarket in February. Traumatised by the encounter, she returned to Iraq the following month.


Socialists Need To Fight For Economic Change -- Not Just Another Version Of Capitalism
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:45:17 -0400
Socialists Need To Fight For Economic Change -- Not Just Another Version Of Capitalism

Socialists Need To Fight For Economic Change -- Not Just Another Version Of Capitalism"Socialism" has become the new political buzzword. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)


Avon fisherman reels in 2nd hammerhead shark in 2 days
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:53:55 -0400
Avon fisherman reels in 2nd hammerhead shark in 2 days

Avon fisherman reels in 2nd hammerhead shark in 2 daysA hammerhead shark was reeled in by a fisherman in Avon Thursday afternoon.


7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in Oregon
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:30:14 -0400
7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in Oregon

7 Family Members Killed in Horrendous Crash in OregonThe Oregon family was on its way to a Vegas vacation when their SUV was hit head-on.


A Jury Is Deciding Paul Manafort's Fate. Then It's Donald Trump's Turn.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:12:57 -0400
A Jury Is Deciding Paul Manafort's Fate. Then It's Donald Trump's Turn.

A Jury Is Deciding Paul Manafort's Fate. Then It's Donald Trump's Turn.WASHINGTON ― As jurors in Alexandria, Virginia, deliberate in the tax and bank


Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:36:05 -0400
Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authoritiesBy Felipe Iturrieta and Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement. Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. The planes were undergoing checks of passengers, baggage, and their cabins and holds by police and airport security, it said. (Reporting by Aislinn Laing and Felipe Iturrieta, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)


Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:07:40 -0400
Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off the coast of Massachusetts since 2012.


Tesla's Board Is Reportedly Searching for a Second-in-Command to Help Elon Musk
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:06:43 -0400
Tesla's Board Is Reportedly Searching for a Second-in-Command to Help Elon Musk

Tesla's Board Is Reportedly Searching for a Second-in-Command to Help Elon MuskAfter Musk's controversial tweet could cost the company dearly


The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:55:05 -0400
The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law

The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse LawOne of the most damning findings from the recent grand jury investigation into


Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in Alabama: police
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:56:23 -0400
Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in Alabama: police

Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in  Alabama: policeA camping trailer at the New Mexico compound where five people were charged with child abuse earlier this month had been stolen from an Alabama farmer and towed to the ramshackle settlement north of Taos, police said on Friday. The trailer, which was partially buried at the compound, was reported stolen from a farm in Notasulga, Alabama, in August 2017, New Mexico Office of Special Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Mark Torres told Reuters. Torres said it was towed to the compound last December by a white moving truck owned by Lucas Morton, one of the people arrested at the settlement.


World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:00:23 -0400
World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims

World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed MuslimsWASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports


Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticides
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:04:55 -0400
Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticides

Don't worry, your cereal probably won't poison you with pesticidesIt may seem like an alarmist local news story to declare your breakfast could kill you, but a new independent study claims that some of your favorite cereals could contain unsafe levels of a chemical used in a popular weed killer. The report, from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), was published online Wednesday and outlines the levels of the chemical glyphosate they found in various breakfast cereals and snacks.  Glyphosate is the major ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp and one at the center of an ongoing tug-of-war.   The World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled the chemical is "probably carcinogenic to humans," and the state of California has categorized it as a chemical linked to cancer. Meanwhile, in late 2017, the EPA concluded an assessment that declared "glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. And its with that intersection in mind that one has to look upon the new EWG report — which wasn't peer reviewed by independent scientists — with quite a bit of scrutiny. EWG versus the EPA For the study, the EWG tested dozens of samples, looking for levels of glyphosate that were above 160 pars per billion (ppb)/0.16 mg, which the organization considers the upper range of safe levels of the chemical for children to be exposed to. You can see their full results here but a few items stand out: Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal had readings of 620 ppb/0.62 mg and 780 ppb/0.78 mg. Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal had readings of 470 ppb/0.47 mg, 490 ppb/0.49 mg, and 530 ppb/0.53 mg. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats had readings of 390 ppb/0.39 mg, 1100 ppb/1.1 mg, and 1300 ppb/1.3 mg.  Those numbers seem not so great — if you use the EWG's threshold.  But the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a much higher bar for how much glyphosate is safe for a person. According to a 1993 EPA report, the safe exposure level could be as high as 2 mg a day, well above any of the rates that the EWG uncovered in their studies.  For what it's worth, The Guardian recently published a report showing that the FDA has been investigating the use of glyphosate for years but has yet to issue any public findings.  The ongoing research into glyphosate is important because It's a hugely popular pesticide, with hundreds of millions of gallons being used on U.S. crops each year. And, per The Guardian's report, "the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide."  Not that eating pesticides is a great thing, but the large discrepancies between the EPA numbers and the EWG numbers can be confusing for consumers trying to determine how much, exactly, is still safe. "Finding glyphosate in food is residue," Kaitlin Stack Whitney, an environmental studies scholar, said in an interview. "Residue limits are a subset of exposure limits as eating pesticides residue is one route of potential exposure." "So finding non-zero amounts isn't unexpected; it's's planned for and limited under current law," Stack Whitney, who also worked as a staff biologist for the EPA, added. There's also the issue of "spray drift," as Stack Whitney notes, pointing to EWG finding traces of the chemical on products labeled organic likely due to some of the pesticide drifting to those organic crops on the wind.  "The current pesticide review process struggles to account for this because agencies can't know what anyone and everyone's neighbors may grow and which chemicals they may apply," she said.  "So whether residues are from direct application or drift is critical to understanding how to address if you think the amount is unsafe." A question of methodology For Lori Hoepner, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, it's about methodology.  She notes that "it's hard enough to have consensus among scientists when you're talking about using the same methods."  "So to go from something that would determine the limit of exposure, and try to extend that information to telling consumers about what it means to find glyphosate in their food, I think it can be perceived as something of a stretch," Hoepner said. Noting that she's familiar with the EWG's work and has vouched for them as a good resource for consumers, Hoepner still expressed some reservations about they way they presented their work for this study.  "It always concerns me when science is presented in a way that is not peer-reviewed, doesn't have the oversight of additional researchers who can validate or question the method." Stack Whitney echoed Hoepner's sentiment:  "[The EWG] study is like a white paper or other reports from think tanks, well researched and written but not peer reviewed. It would be useful to review their actual data and methods but those aren't available." Hoepner also wanted to see more about how they took their samples.  "What was their method? Was it randomized? Was it all from one box? How many different boxes were used? Where did they buy them?" Hoepner said. Noting the wide ranges in some of the results, Hoepner says, "that definitely creates a question mark in my mind for validity." The corporations defend their products As for the companies identified in the study, they're standing by the quality of their products.  A statement sent via email from the Quaker brand maintained the brand's stance they're products are perfectly safe and included a passage that denied the use of glyphosate in the making of their products. A spokesperson for General Mills, producers of Cheerios, echoed this sentiment in a statement. Corporate behemoth Monsanto, which produces RoundUp, has been under fire lately for the chemical, including a recent California verdict that ordered the company to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed his constant and prolonged exposure to the chemical was to blame for him developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  In the wake of the EWG's report, Monsanto posted a rebuttal on their website accusing the EWG of "publicizing misleading information." Additionally, in an email exchange, a spokesperson for Monsanto highlighted this portion: Additionally, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge told the New York Times in response to EWG study, “[The EWG] have an agenda. They are fear mongering. They distort science.” For consumers, there's no right or wrong answer at the moment. While buying different brands may seem like an option, the prevalence of the pesticides used makes it nearly impossible to completely avoid.  The opposing sets of data can only sow more confusion and consumers are left to decide who they trust more: groups like the EWG, government agencies like the EPA, or corporations.  WATCH: Here's how long fruits and vegetables are stored before you buy them at the store


Electric Scooters Being Left Around Are Angering Residents
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:06:38 -0400
Electric Scooters Being Left Around Are Angering Residents

Electric Scooters Being Left Around Are Angering ResidentsThey're turning up buried on the beach and hanging from road signs.


Trump says asking SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reports
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:56:44 -0400
Trump says asking SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reports

Trump says asking SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reportsPresident Donald Trump said Friday he had asked stock market regulators to look into ending the requirement for businesses to issue quarterly earnings reports. Asking the Securities and Exchange Commission -- an independent agency -- to move to twice-yearly reporting could help create jobs, Trump said on Twitter.


U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:09:05 -0400
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protectionThe United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians and denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. The final option could be to send additional U.N. human rights, coordination and political officers to boost monitoring and reporting on the situation and increase the U.N.'s visibility, Guterres said.


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