|Lindsey Graham Suggests GOP Should Confirm Kavanaugh Quickly Before Midterm Elections|
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday argued that the Senate Judiciary
|Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could'|
The mother of a child who died after he was swept away by Hurricane Florence's
|He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.|
There's an international manhunt underway for Cody Wilson, the guy credited
|Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research|
The government is diverting millions of dollars from programs including the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.
|Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic Weapons|
The Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons
|The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots|
|Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North Carolina|
As Florence battered the Carolinas this past week, dozens of heartwarming
|Best Bites: Pumpkin spice waffles|
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|Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse|
Jerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.
|Woman Claims She Heard About Christine Blasey Ford Allegation In 1980s|
A woman claimed on social media Tuesday that she had heard about an alleged
|2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters|
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that swamped their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.
|Police Shot and Killed a Gunman Who Injured Four People in a Pennsylvania Courtroom|
The suspect was due in court on charges related to a domestic violence incident
|Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian plane|
Israel's air force chief will on Thursday present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria's coast, Israel's military said. Israel on Tuesday blamed Syria, saying its anti-aircraft batteries "fired indiscriminately" and failed to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air. The army said Major-General Amikam Norkin and other senior officers would "present the situation report of the event regarding all aspects, including the pre-mission information and the findings of the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) inquiry." The incident initially appeared likely to cause friction between two countries that back opposing sides in Syria's complex civil war, with the head of the defense ministry in Moscow accusing Israel of indirectly causing it.
|Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-Teacher|
Elizabeth Thomas says she was scared, and didn't want to reveal to her parents and friends that she'd been kissed by a grown man.
|McDonald's spared in EU tax probe|
The European Union on Wednesday ended a long-running investigation into the tax arrangements between US fast food giant McDonald's and Luxembourg, finding the setup did not amount to illegal state aid. With the decision, the maker of Big Mac and McNuggets escapes the fate of US giants Apple, Starbucks and Amazon, which were ordered by the EU to repay big amounts in back taxes, angering Washington. "Luxembourg did not break EU state aid rules," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told a news briefing in Brussels, though she carefully added that the company had managed to escape tax, albeit legally.
|Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: Police|
An arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.
|A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police Custody|
The family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who
|Jeff Flake blasts Donald Trump Jr. over Kavanaugh accuser post|
Jeff Flake, a GOP senator from Arizona and an outspoken Trump critic, takes issue with an Instagram post by the president's eldest son.
|Emilia Clarke's Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Tattoo Proves She's The Real Dragon Deal|
Emilia Clarke will forever wear her "Game of Thrones" role on her wrist.
|Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit|
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.
|10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List|
|Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed|
Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian health ministry said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no knowledge of the incident, initially. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesman for Gaza's health ministry, said 15-year-old Moamen Ibrahim Abu Eyada was shot dead by Israeli soldiers east of the town of Rafah, which lies at the southern end of the Gaza Strip and borders Egypt.
|4 Dead In Shooting At Maryland Rite Aid Facility|
Four people, including the shooter, were killed when a 26-year-old woman
|Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv|
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested Israel's new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv on Thursday, but much work remains before it is fully operational. Netanyahu joined Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on the ride from a newly built train station in Jerusalem's city centre to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv. Travelling at speeds up to 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, the ride from central Jerusalem to the airport will take 21 minutes -- half the time it takes to drive there in normal traffic, though congestion often makes the trip much longer.
|Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her Horse|
Judy Cochran had been trying to kill the gator for three years.
|US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of committing 'hundreds' of drug rapes|
A reality TV star surgeon and his girlfriend may have committed hundreds of sexual assault, investigators in California have claimed. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with rape using drugs and sexual assault after two women came forward.
|Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social media|
Clinton's former senior policy adviser recounts how the campaign learned Russia was meddling in the U.S. election.
|Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats Ahead Of Senate Hearing|
Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychologist who accuses Supreme Court
|Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years|
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.
|Aston Martin's Next Mid-Engined Hypercar Is Coming in 2021|
Only 500 copies of the new successor to the Valkyrie, code-named 003, will be produced.
|'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge|
"Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in South Carolina... Whatever you need from Washington, we are there," Trump told an official briefing in Conway, South Carolina. "Now it looks nice, but it's really the calm before the storm," he said referring to water draining into rising rivers after Florence's epic deluge over the weekend. Trump visited a neighborhood in Conway where residents were loading moving vans in anticipation of more flooding.
|Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prison|
Wanda Barzee, 72, was released this week after serving 15 years despite Smart's pleas.
|Syria's Bashar al-Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane, heightening tensions|
President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. His intervention risks provoking fresh tensions a day after Moscow and Israel moved to de-escalate a row that threatened to build into a military confrontation. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter to his Russian counterpart for the death of 15 Russian crew members killed in the incident over Syria on Monday. "We are determined that such tragic events will sway neither you nor us from continuing the fight against terrorism," he continued in the letter published by the official Sana agency. The Russian plane was shot down by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defence system and all aboard were killed on Tuesday. The Russian military has accused Israeli pilots of using the Russian plane as cover, "exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences" while they mounted an air raid. Israel said it had targeted a Syrian military facility where weapons manufacturing systems were "about to be transferred on behalf of Iran" to Lebanese Shia group Hizbollah. Putin wants to claim victory in Syria – but needs to watch for his old ally Iran It was the worst "friendly fire" incident between Moscow and the Syrian regime since Russian forces intervened in the country in late 2015 to support Mr Assad whose grip on power had been weakened by rebels and jihadist fighters. Vladmir Putin, the Russian president, had struck a conciliatory tone a day earlier describing the incident as the result of "tragic accidental circumstances," but warning Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, against carrying out such operations in the future and promiding to beef up security for Russian forces in Syria. Russia military aircraft (Il-20) disappeared of the coast of Syria Mr Netanyahu on Tuesday expressed his "sorrow" to Mr Putin in a phone call, offering to assist Moscow in the investigation. However he insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (fire)". In recent months Israel has increased its attacks in Syria against the regime or its ally Iran.
|May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands|
Prime Minister Theresa May was set to appeal directly to fellow European leaders at a summit on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and to urge the bloc to respond in kind to her plan, according to a senior British government source.
|Jogger Seeks Shelter at Chinese Restaurant After She’s Brutally Stabbed: Authorities|
Customers tried to revive the newly-engaged woman before she died.
|Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To Strike|
President Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. "It has
|Dean Heller Calls Kavanaugh Allegation A 'Hiccup' To His Confirmation|
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, a Republican facing a tough re-election fight in
|Korean Summit: The pomp, the substance and what it means|
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea's capital, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years. His meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to have put wobbly U.S.-North Korea talks on the North's nuclear weapons back on track. A look at what happened and what it means:
|This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stoner|
Who knew that being That Annoying Guy at parties could pay off? If you have a tendency to interrupt conversations with "Well, actually," question the percentage of THC when offered a hit of a vape, or snottily discuss strains when everyone else is just trying to chill out, then this gig might be perfect for you! SEE ALSO: Canada just legalized weed, and it's looking better every day With Canada's recent legalization of recreational marijuana, cannabis company A Higher Level Of Thought (AHLOT) is scouting "expert-level connoisseurs" for its Cannabis Curation Committee. Input and notes from connoisseurs will be used to curate a "sample pack" of weed — basically a prepackaged flight of premium strains for customers to try out at home. The position pays $50 per hour for a maximum 12 hours a month to report on the "visual, factory, and tactile examination of samples." Plus, your bud and related expenses are covered. A connoisseur will also contribute to social media posts and appear in video segments. But you can't just
enjoy smoking weed, you have to be pretty knowledgable to land this job. Being a member of the Cannabis Curation Committee requires more than just knowing how to roll a joint or being able to differentiate between an indica or a sativa. To apply, curators must fill out a detailed questionnaire that asks what a trichome is, tests the applicant on the "ideal temperature to vaporize and evaluate terpenoid profile," and requires a personal statement. Oh, and you have to live in Canada. If you're bursting with weed-themed fun facts and your friends need a break from you, apply to be a curator! Study up — the deadline is Oct. 17. WATCH: This device can charge your phone with wind or water
|U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case|
U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, GM entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York after the Detroit automaker was charged with concealing information from government officials, and wire fraud. GM agreed to pay a $900 million fine and accept three years of oversight by an independent monitor.
|The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Looks Similar, Hides a Big Change Underneath|
It's adopting a new independent rear suspension, just like the Suburban.
|Thousands protest UN job cuts in Gaza|
More than 5,000 people attended the march that began at the Gaza headquarters of UNRWA, including senior figures from the enclave's Islamist rulers Hamas and other political factions. The agency announced it would cut more than 250 jobs in Gaza and the West Bank and make over 500 other positions part-time, as it seeks to survive crippling financial shortfalls caused by US aid cuts. Washington has provided more than $350 million a year for the agency, but US President Donald Trump pulled all funding earlier this year.
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|The Latest: Company officials 'heartbroken' after shooting|
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local):
|‘What Is Wrong With You?’: Trump Slammed For Tone-Deaf Comments To Storm Survivors|
President Donald Trump made a number of eyebrow-raising comments on Wednesday
|Mazie Hirono Says It's 'Bulls**t' That GOP Has Tried Everything To Contact Kavanaugh Accuser|
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is once again not holding back her thoughts on
|Man Killed by Shark in Cape Cod Joked About Being Shark-Proof Before Death: 'Sharks Don't Bite Me'|
He died at the hospital after the attack.
|With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there|
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia said Wednesday his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel stronghold.
|China's Alibaba doubles down on chips amid cloud computing push|
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving, smart cities and logistics. The Chinese firm said at an event in Hangzhou on Wednesday that the new subsidiary would make customised AI chips and embedded processors to support the firm's push into fast-growing cloud and internet of things (IoT) businesses. Alibaba's aggressive drive to develop its own semiconductors comes as China's government looks to raise the quality of home-made chips to help propel high-tech domestic industries from cutting-edge transport to AI healthcare systems.
|Hindu group offended by GOP ad: 'Would you worship a donkey or an elephant?'|
The Hindu American Foundation is calling on the Fort Bend Republican Party to apologize for the ad about the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival.