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Woman Claims She Heard About Christine Blasey Ford Allegation In 1980s

Woman Claims She Heard About Christine Blasey Ford Allegation In 1980sA woman claimed on social media Tuesday that she had heard about an alleged


Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer researchThe government is diverting millions of dollars from programs including the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.


He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.

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


Best Bites: Pumpkin spice waffles

Best Bites: Pumpkin spice wafflesWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police Custody

A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police CustodyThe family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who


Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse

Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worseJerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.


Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic Weapons

Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic WeaponsThe Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons


Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suitSAN 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.


May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands

May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demandsPrime 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.


Christine Blasey Ford Has No Reason To Lie. Brett Kavanaugh Has Many.

Christine Blasey Ford Has No Reason To Lie. Brett Kavanaugh Has Many.Why does Christine Blasey Ford want the FBI to investigate her charges against


Syria's Bashar al-Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane, heightening tensions

Syria's Bashar al-Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane, heightening tensionsPresident 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.


Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North Carolina

Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North CarolinaAs Florence battered the Carolinas this past week, dozens of heartwarming


Police Shot and Killed a Gunman Who Injured Four People in a Pennsylvania Courtroom

Police Shot and Killed a Gunman Who Injured Four People in a Pennsylvania CourtroomThe suspect was due in court on charges related to a domestic violence incident


The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots

The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots


Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social media

Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social mediaClinton's former senior policy adviser recounts how the campaign learned Russia was meddling in the U.S. election.


Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: Police

Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: PoliceAn arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.


Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-Teacher

Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-TeacherElizabeth 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.


2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

2 patients drown as van swept into floodwatersCOLUMBIA, 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.


Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats Ahead Of Senate Hearing

Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats Ahead Of Senate HearingChristine Blasey Ford, the California psychologist who accuses Supreme Court


McDonald's spared in EU tax probe

McDonald's spared in EU tax probeThe 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.


U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal caseU.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.


Emilia Clarke's Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Tattoo Proves She's The Real Dragon Deal

Emilia Clarke's Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Tattoo Proves She's The Real Dragon DealEmilia Clarke will forever wear her "Game of Thrones" role on her wrist.


US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of committing 'hundreds' of drug rapes

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of committing 'hundreds' of drug rapesA 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.


Alibaba Backpedals On Promise To Bring 1 Million Jobs To U.S., Blames Trump Tariff War

Alibaba Backpedals On Promise To Bring 1 Million Jobs To U.S., Blames Trump Tariff WarChinese tech giant Alibaba will no longer bring the 1 million jobs it had


Aston Martin's Next Mid-Engined Hypercar Is Coming in 2021

Aston Martin's Next Mid-Engined Hypercar Is Coming in 2021Only 500 copies of the new successor to the Valkyrie, code-named 003, will be produced.


Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her Horse

Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her HorseJudy Cochran had been trying to kill the gator for three years.


With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters thereBEIRUT (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.  


Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prison

Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prisonWanda Barzee, 72, was released this week after serving 15 years despite Smart's pleas.


Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel AvivPrime 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.


This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stoner

This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stonerWho 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


10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List


Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouse

Masontown shooting: Multiple injured including police officer at Pennsylvania courthouseFour people have been injured and taken to the hospital including a reported police officer in Pennsylvania after a gunman opened fire at a district judge's office, several local reports indicate. The shooting occurred sometime after 2pm local time in Masontown, Pennsylvania, and the Fayette County coroner has been called to the scene, an employee at that office has confirmed. Two of the victims were airlifted to JW Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia after the shooting, and one was taken to that hospital through emergency ground transportation.


Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To Strike

Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To StrikePresident Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. "It has


Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fearsSpeaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang on Wednesday, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to the normalization of the Kaesong joint border industrial park and tours to North Korea's Mount Kumgang. The two projects, which were suspended amid tensions between the rivals under Moon's two conservative predecessors, had been lucrative sources of cash for the impoverished North. Moon said the steps were part of an agreement to turn the Korean peninsula into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".


Man Killed by Shark in Cape Cod Joked About Being Shark-Proof Before Death: 'Sharks Don't Bite Me'

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.


8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crashPHOENIX (AP) — Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killedIsraeli 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.


Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds applyA Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics. "A self-avowed interest in cannabis together with the ability to distinguish the often nuanced characteristics of different strains is desirable," said the job posting. The selected pot "connoisseurs" will form a "cannabis curation committee" whose advice will help determine which strains the company includes in sample packages once recreational-use pot becomes legal on October 17.


Peugeot 504 coupe re-imagined as e-Legend concept

Peugeot 504 coupe re-imagined as e-Legend conceptThe Peugeot 504 coupe was revealed in 1968 with handsome Pininfarina looks. 50 years later, Peugeot pays homage to the car with a new all-electric concept with retro styling


The 52 Most Delish Macaroni & Cheeses

The 52 Most Delish Macaroni & Cheeses


The Latest: Company officials 'heartbroken' after shooting

The Latest: Company officials 'heartbroken' after shootingMIDDLETON, 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

‘What Is Wrong With You?’: Trump Slammed For Tone-Deaf Comments To Storm SurvivorsPresident Donald Trump made a number of eyebrow-raising comments on Wednesday


China's Alibaba doubles down on chips amid cloud computing push

China's Alibaba doubles down on chips amid cloud computing pushAlibaba 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.


Puppies With Hair Ties Around Their Mouths Rescued From Kansas Apartment

Puppies With Hair Ties Around Their Mouths Rescued From Kansas ApartmentThe pups are now in a foster home.


Hindu group offended by GOP ad: 'Would you worship a donkey or an elephant?'

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.


Korean Summit: The pomp, the substance and what it means

Korean Summit: The pomp, the substance and what it meansPYONGYANG, 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:


Thousands protest UN job cuts in Gaza

Thousands protest UN job cuts in GazaMore 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.


Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian plane

Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian planeIsrael'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.


The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Looks Similar, Hides a Big Change Underneath

The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Looks Similar, Hides a Big Change UnderneathIt's adopting a new independent rear suspension, just like the Suburban.


Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

Official: More possible victims of California doctor foundInvestigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon was charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women.