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  • Reporter unloads on deputy press secretary at White House briefing: ‘What you just did is inflammatory!’ news

    President Trump’s ongoing battle with the media boiled over during the White House press briefing on Tuesday when a reporter tore into Sarah Huckabee Sanders for complaining about the “constant barrage of fake news.”

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:53:20 -0400
  • Kushner Meeting With Russian Bank Is Weird news

    Rachel Maddow relays a description of Russia's state-run VEB bank as not being a bank in the traditional way, making Jared Kushner's meeting with the chairman of that bank during the Trump transition all the weirder.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:24:41 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees news

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:12:36 -0400
  • Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death news

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:13:29 -0400
  • Woman's Body Found In Walmart Bathroom 3 Days After She Went Inside news

    The woman was identified as 29-year-old Katherine Caraway.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:49:00 -0400
  • China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants news

    If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.  Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.  By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.  An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:17:26 -0400
  • Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck news

    A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 passengers to be evacuated from the plane bound for Guangzhou in southern China. The 80-year-old threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:05:25 -0400
  • Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan

    On Tuesday in Pittsburg, Kan., disability rights activists protested against the Senate Republican health care bill that would slash Medicaid funding and roll back Obama’s expansion of the program. They protested in Salt Lake City and in Colorado. It was just one small example of the grassroots effort to target Republican senators in their states that’s become a feature of the political world under Trump.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:33:09 -0400
  • Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months news

    An sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:00 -0400
  • Asylum Seekers in Canada Trapped in Legal Limbo news

    Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools, reports Reuters.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:06:01 -0400
  • All the President's Lies news

    The New York Times Sunday published an extraordinary definitive list of the more than 100 lies Donald Trump has told as president. Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Stuart Thompson, who worked on the piece.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:39:59 -0400
  • White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate push news

    On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence held a “listening session” in his office with people who said they had negative experiences with Obamacare.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:43:40 -0400
  • Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case news

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:11:59 -0400
  • Yes he can: 'Clever boy' Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation news

    From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my friend became a president," said Sonni Gondokusumo, 56, a former classmate of Obama at the Menteng 01 state elementary school in Jakarta.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:33:42 -0400
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth Still Uses Windows XP news

    Instead of an updated operating system, the HMS Queen Elizabeth has opted for a group of cyber specialists on board to ward off virtual attacks.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:21:30 -0400
  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police news

    Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping. Wong was among around 30 protesters who had staged a three-hour sit-in at a harbourfront statue and were led away into police vans. Xi's visit this week marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when fears are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:45 -0400
  • 4 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird Whodunit news

    Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:15:00 -0400
  • Female teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student in car news

    A female substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old student in Missouri. Loryn Barclay, 24, has been charged with purportedly having sex with the student in his car and at his home on numerous occasions between November 2016 and January 2017. A local police officer who also serves at the school, Jay Jastal, was tipped off about the possible relationship.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:45:52 -0400
  • U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void news

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "I'm concerned that Russia may backfill North Korea," Haley told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:04:05 -0400
  • Kushner Hires Lawyer With Scandal Experience news

    Rachel Maddow reports that Donald Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has hired a famed defense lawyer Abbe Lowell, who has represented a litany of clients through high profile political scandals and prosecutions.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:00:12 -0400
  • Upgrade Grandma’s China with These Pretty Chargers

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    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:05:15 -0400
  • Former GOP Rep. Jolly: Affordable Care Act gave me a ‘safety net’ news

    A Florida Republican who earlier campaigned against the Affordable Care Act came to a new view of it after he lost his insurance coverage.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:32:55 -0400
  • Colorado Mother Says Infant Son Overheated Aboard Delayed United Flight news

    The alleged incident happened on Texas-bound plane from Denver International Airport on June 22.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:03:27 -0400
  • The Latest: Aid group fears for migrants at Italy border news

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local):

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:57:07 -0400
  • 15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia news

    The latest on the tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers that capsized, leaving at least six people dead.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:57:59 -0400
  • Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That' news

    Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:51:00 -0400
  • Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general news

    By Marius Bosch and Khaled al-Ramahi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City. An attempted fight-back by militants failed on Sunday night and Islamic State's grip on the city, once its de facto capital in Iraq, was weakened, a senior commander said.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:58:32 -0400
  • Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care news

    In addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:23:42 -0400
  • 10 must-have iPhone accessories under $25 news

    Apple’s iPhones are arguably the best smartphones on the planet. The hardware is fantastic, the customer service is positively unbeatable, and the iOS platform is the best mobile software platform in the world. Of course, all that comes at a price — iPhones are also some of the most expensive smartphones out there. You’ve already spent somewhere between $650 and $950 on your iPhone, so now it’s time to save some money. In this post, you’ll find 10 different must-have iPhone accessories that each cost less than $25.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:53:43 -0400
  • The 10 Best National Parks in the USA

    Explore the great outdoors at one of America's can't-miss national parks. If you're dreaming of an outdoor vacation filled with gushing geysers, animal encounters, towering rock formations and more, odds are you'll enjoy exploring a national park. Considering factors like the uniqueness of sights, historical significance and park accessibility, we determined which of the country's 59 national parks qualify as the Best National Parks in the USA.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400
  • Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride news

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A teenage girl's actions, not mechanical malfunctions, caused her to slip under a restraining bar on an amusement park gondola ride before falling into the arms of bystanders below, police said Monday.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:08:06 -0400
  • Katherine The Great White Shark Has Been Spotted Again news

    Scientists saw the great white shark making its way off the coast of Virginia. The species isn’t out to attack humans on purpose — but may take a bite just to see how they rate as food.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:58:02 -0400
  • Britain and EU clash as May outlines Brexit proposals for Europeans news

    London and Brussels clashed Monday over future residency rights for millions of Europeans as Britain outlined post-Brexit proposals that included a special new status for EU immigrants. Prime Minister Theresa May fleshed out what she called a "fair and serious" offer to guarantee the rights of EU migrants in Britain once it has left the European Union. "I want to completely reassure people that under these plans no EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the UK leaves the EU," she told parliament.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:12:54 -0400
  • Woman dies of ‘horrific’ injuries nearly two years after her ex set her on fire news

    A woman who was doused with petrol and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, has died nearly two years after the attack. Judy Malinowski suffered fourth and fifth-degree burns to 80 per cent of her body after Michael Slager set her on fire at a Gahanna, Ohio, petrol station. Slager, 41, initially claimed that he didn't mean to set her on fire.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:29:00 -0400
  • Man Held Teen Girl Captive For More Than a Year: Cops news

    Michael Wysolovski, 31, was arrested and charged with holding Hailey Burns captive after her parents received a tip from a woman in Romania.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:07:00 -0400
  • Hostages in Philippine town forced to fight, loot, become sex slaves: army news

    By Kanupriya Kapoor MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday. Citing accounts of seven residents of Marawi City who either escaped or were rescued, the military said some hostages were forced to convert to Islam, carry wounded fighters to mosques, and marry militants of the Maute group loyal to Islamic State. Some escapees say bodies of residents have been left in the streets, some for weeks, and civilians are distressed by government air strikes and artillery bombardments that have reduced parts of Marawi to rubble.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:04:47 -0400
  • Can Democratic pediatrician Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018? news

    In many ways, Dr. Mai-Khanh Tran isn’t all that different from millions of other Democrats who have been dismayed or depressed or indignant since Donald Trump was elected president. On election night, Tran watched in shock as the returns rolled in. The next morning, she wept at work — Tran is a pediatrician — with her colleagues.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:26 -0400
  • Exclusive: New image confirms Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 design news

    Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 inches closer to release with each passing day. We're just over a month away from the phone's official unveiling, which is expected to take place in late August. As expected, the slow stream of leaks has now turned into a raging river, and we know just about everything there is to know about the upcoming new flagship phablet. There are still a few big questions surrounding Samsung's upcoming Note 8 though, and now an exclusive leak from BGR crosses yet another big one off the list. A recent report from a tried and true source of information surrounding unreleased smartphones painted a near-complete picture of the Galaxy Note 8 last week. According to the leak, the Note 8 will sport a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, an Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 3,300 mAh battery, and an updated S Pen stylus. The same post claimed that the phone will retail for close to $1,000 when it's released later this summer. As for the phone's design, we've known for quite some time now that it'll riff on Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ design from earlier this year. Considering the S8 has the hottest smartphone design the world has ever seen, that's definitely a good thing. We're expecting a new Infinity Display and possibly an even better screen-to-body ratio than the Galaxy S8's class-leading 83%, but the back of the phone is still something of a mystery. At least, it was until now. BGR has exclusively obtained a 3D CAD drawing of the Galaxy Note 8 based on schematics that came directly from the factory tasked with building the new phone. The image, shown above, answers the last big question we had regarding the phone's design. Unfortunately, it's not the answer we were hoping for. Reports suggest Samsung wanted to integrate the Galaxy Note 8's fingerprint scanner into the display, as we're expecting on the iPhone 8. Unfortunately, Samsung was unable to get the necessary tech ready for mass production in time, so the company was forced to go with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. That's bad enough, but unfortunately things get even worse. As you can see in our exclusive image, the fingerprint scanner is located to the right side of the phone's rear camera. This design has been a big pain point for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users, and yet Samsung is now reusing it on a phone that's even larger than those two models. What's more, the dual-lens camera takes up even more space and pushes the scanner further to the side, making it even more awkward to reach. A technical explanation for Samsung's decision undoubtedly exists, but we don't yet know what it is. As a result, all we can say is that Samsung is sacrificing the Note 8's user experience to an even greater degree than it did on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, all so that it can ditch the home button on the front of the phone and keep the bezels as narrow as possible. Samsung is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 8 in late August ahead of its release sometime in September.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:08:13 -0400
  • House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics committee said Monday it is investigating complaints against two veteran Democratic lawmakers and the top aide to a third Democrat.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:35:10 -0400
  • Two New Mexico Women Hospitalized With The Plague news

    New Mexico health officials say two women, in their 50s and 60s, were diagnosed and hospitalized with the plague this week. What are the symptoms of the plague?

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:36:30 -0400
  • 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe news

    A stoic beast.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:50:00 -0400
  • FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar case news

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The FBI has located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month, the FBI said Tuesday.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:49:44 -0400
  • Man Spent 3 Months Behind Bars for Possession of Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Dry Wall news

    Karlos Cashe was released last week after spending 90 days in jail.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:49:00 -0400
  • China launches new class of naval destroyer news

    China's military on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy. The 10,000-tonne warship was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, the official Xinhua news agency said, making it the first of the People's Liberation Army Navy's "new generation" destroyers. "It is equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons," Xinhua said, without giving further details.

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:38:06 -0400
  • White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack news

    The White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:16:39 -0400
  • 15 Signs Divorce Isn't in Your Cards, According to Divorce Lawyers

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    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:38:42 -0400
  • These $80 wireless headphones are just as good as $300 Beats news

    $300 Beats wireless over-ear headphones are a fantastic option if you've got plenty of expendable income. For those of us who want the same build quality and sound quality without spending so much money, we've got just the thing. The Ghostek soDrop 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are a bargain at their normal price of $100, offering aptX Bluetooth 4.0 Technology, great battery life and crystal clear HD sound. Right now they're on sale on Amazon though, which means you can get them for just $80. These headphones have been a huge hit with our readers in the past, so definitely check them out if you didn't already grab a pair the last time they were on sale. Here are some key details from the product page: HD Crystal Clear Sound, Let the Beat Drop Full Volume Blast with These Bass Sensitive Headphones from Ghostek® These Headphones Feature Bi-Directional Noise Reduction Technology So That You Can Listen to CD Quality Sound The soDrop 2's Feature aptX® Bluetooth 4.0 Technology That Provide Rich Sound for Any Type of Music. High Quality Soft Leather & Brushed Aluminum Metal Accent the soDrop 2 You Can Connect the soDrop 2'sTo Virtually Any Bluetooth Enabled Device from a Distance Of 30-Feet A Microphone In The Ear Cup Let's You Take Calls Without Having to Remove The Headphones & For The Really Long Trips, Ghostek® Includes a Detachable Male to Male 3.5MM Audio Line Cable. You Can Wear These Headphones for Hours Without Your Ears Feeling Tired

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:38:45 -0400
  • U.S. judge halts deportation of Iraqis nationwide news

    By Steve Friess DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge halted late on Monday the deportation of all Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps across the United States this month until at least July 10, expanding a stay he imposed last week. The stay had initially only protected 114 detainees from the Detroit area. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith sided with lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union who filed an amended complaint on Saturday seeking to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from deporting Iraqis from anywhere in the United States.

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:05:28 -0400
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