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Dylann Roof's sister accused of bringing weapons to school

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:03

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The sister of the man sentenced to die for killing nine people at a South Carolina church in 2015 has been arrested at her school and charged with bringing pepper spray, a knife and marijuana onto the campus.

Anderson Cooper And Longtime Boyfriend Benjamin Maisani Split

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:48

Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend of nine years, Benjamin Maisani, broke up,

What to Do If You Have a Toys 'R' Us Gift Card

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:11

Toys “R” Us, which is liquidating its remaining 735 stores in the U.S., is giving gift card holders 30 days to use their remaining card balances.  Consumers should use those balances as soon as p...

Vatican Admits It Altered Photo Of Letter From Pope Francis' Predecessor

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:47

The Vatican has admitted that it digitally blurred out a portion of a media

Tonnes of gold and silver bars fall from Russian plane 

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:15

A Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver. The Antonov plane was taking off after refuelling in an airport at Yakutsk in Siberia when its cargo door flew open - dropping nearly 200 bars from the Kupol gold mine in the remote Chukotka region, investigators said. The cargo of bars of concentrated ore used to transport the precious metals weighed 9.3 tonnes. "As it gathered height, the cargo door became damaged due to the shifting of cargo" and "part of the cargo was scattered on the runway," Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement on Telegram. The plane was forced to land back at the airport, and police immediately sealed off the area to prevent locals from rushing to the scene of the rare windfall, Yakutmedia local news site reported. It posted a video of what looked like large white-ish bricks lying on the runway. Ok. Gold rain drops looked that way on Yakutsk Airport’s runway. Pretty heavy and sonorous... Video by transport police from Whatsapp.— Bolot Bochkarev (@yakutia) March 15, 2018 "172 bars have been found weighing around 3.4 tonnes," the local interior ministry told TASS state news agency. "Only part of the gold fell out - altogether there were around nine tonnes in there." Kupol mine where the cargo came from is operated by Canada-based mining company Kinross Gold. Precious metal ingots on the runway of the airport of Yakutsk Credit: Transport Police/Twitter And apparently none of the valuable cargo is missing, A Russian spokesman for the company, Stanislav Borodyuk, told Interfax news agency that "all the cargo has been picked up, there are no losses." A hole was ripped in the side of the plane, allowing its precious cargo to escape Credit: Youtube  He said the bars were Dore, a semi-pure alloy of silver and gold. Investigators say the problem on take-off was likely due to the cargo not being properly stabilised.

Police: Disgruntled worker killed nurse in Alabama hospital

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:07

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A job-related dispute led to a health care worker opening fire inside a hospital in a shooting that left two people dead and another critically injured, authorities said Thursday.

Officials: Eight vehicles crushed in FIU bridge collapse

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:57

Authorities conduct news conference on deadly bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami.

Meghan McCain Rips Liz Cheney For Explaining Torture To Her Father

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:46

After Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) appeared to explain the value of so-called

‘The sound was thundering’: Florida bridge collapse witnesses describe screams and chaos at scene

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:56

Witnesses of the bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami have described a cloud of dust being sent into the air alongside a thunderous boom as the newly built, 950-tonne pedestrian structure smashed into the street below, trapping several vehicles. People could be heard screaming from the trapped cars underneath the rubble of the bridge as emergency responders arrived and began to search for survivors. “The sound was thundering,” Piqué Philips, who was driving on the fourth floor of a parking garage adjacent to the bridge, told The Independent.

Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does: CBS TV

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:42

Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom's crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, raising the prospect of a nuclear arms race in a region already riven with conflict. "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible," Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS in an interview that will air in full on Sunday.

Lebanon plans to boost army presence on Israel border

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:37

By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Lebanon plans to increase its military presence along its southern border with Israel, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Thursday at a meeting in Rome, where he is seeking financial support for the armed forces. Bolstering Lebanon's army and internal security forces is seen as a way for the international community to keep Hezbollah, which has helped sway the Syrian civil war in President Bashar al-Assad's favour, from broadening its clout in the Lebanese heartland.

Bridge collapses at Florida International University in Miami

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:31

Rescue workers combed through the rubble of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto several lanes of traffic at Florida International University in Miami, but hopes of finding more survivors were fading early on Friday, police said. Six people were confirmed dead after the newly built 950-ton bridge crushed vehicles on one of the busiest roads in South Florida on Thursday. With at least eight vehicles buried and out of reach beneath the rubble, the death toll could rise, Juan Perez, the Miami-Dade Police Department director, said on Friday.

Mueller Subpoenas The Trump Organization: Report

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:08

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed documents from the Trump

After nerve agent attack, NATO sees pattern of Russian interference

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:35

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO accused Russia on Thursday of trying to destabilise the West with new nuclear weapons, cyber attacks and covert action, including the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in Britain, that blurred the line between peace and war. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters the use of the Novichok nerve agent against Sergei Skripal and his daughter "happened against a backdrop of a reckless pattern of Russian behaviour over many years". Russia denies any involvement and says it is the U.S.-led Atlantic alliance that is a risk to peace in Europe.

Several dead after pedestrian bridge collapses in Miami

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:30

A pedestrian bridge has collapsed at Florida International University in the Miami area. Florida Highway Patrol said several people had been killed and eight injured were taken to hospital. Eight vehicles were trapped in the bridge wreckage. Maurice Kemp, deputy mayor of Miami-Dade County, said: "We have multiple victims. A final number hasn't been determined yet." The 950-ton span fell Thursday afternoon at the university's main Miami-area campus. Witnesses to the pedestrian bridge collapse on Florida International University Miami campus say they "didn't hear anything, didn't see anything, it just fell."— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2018 Witness Lynell Collins told CNN: "I was about to make a right turn, a few seconds before the bridge, and the whole thing came down. "I was freaking out. I got out of my car, and me and some other people, we started trying to help but we couldnt really go under the rubble. Somebody we helped out said his family was still inside and he couldn't get them out. I saw two trucks completely crushed." The FIU bridge collapsing... I’m still in shock— Megan (@meganmfernandez) March 15, 2018 He said it was still a construction scene and nobody had been walking across the bridge Isabella Carrasco and her boyfriend had driven under the bridge just before it collapsed. She told CNN: "We heard a bang behind us. The cars were completely crushed under a lot of debris. I saw about five or six that were completely crushed but there could have been more I couldn't see. "One woman was alive. The bridge hit the back of her car and she was able to get out. Another person was able to get out and they were performing CPR. "There were a lot of students a lot of pedestrians. Thank God it's spring break so there was less traffic." The collapsed bridge Credit: Miami Herald Tiona Page, a witness, said: she heard "terrifying" screams coming from the trapped cars. She told ABC News: "As soon as I looked outside, I saw dust flying everywhere. I knew the bridge had collapsed." Several people were seen being loaded onto ambulances. The $14 million bridge, over a busy motorway, had only been erected on Saturday. The main part of the 174-foot span was assembled by the side of the road while support towers were built at either end. An aerial view of the bridge Credit: Twitter:  @GabrielaRose12 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department tweeted Thursday afternoon that "multiple patients" had been injured and officials were working to confirm how many. It also said it was securing the structure while searching for injured people. Andy Herman, former president of the American Society of Engineers said it would be a "very delicate" operation to remove the bridge. He said: "It's similar to earthquake damage. They have to make sure when they're lifting individual pieces they don't hurt anyone who is under there." “I’m shaking” Eyewitness videos show the scene at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, moments after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a roadway.— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2018 In a statement the university said: "We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding on campus. At this time we are still involved in rescue efforts and gathering information. "We are working closely with authorities and first responders on the scene."

Stormy Daniels' Estranged Dad Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of Daughter

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:25

Bill Gregory's daughter has kicked off an online fundraising campaign to help cover her legal fees as she fights to reveal the story behind her alleged affair with President Trump.

Ex-MLB Prospect Cut By Team After Video Of Him Beating Girlfriend Surfaces

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:22

A minor league baseball team in Pennsylvania released a player after a TV

700-plus horsepower 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teased

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:00

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] held a press conference to discuss its electrified future today, and during the show the company dropped some news that will prove electric for fans of performance cars. Ford teased the most powerful street legal production model to ever come from the Blue Oval, the next-generation Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Ford only said that the power would come from a supercharged V-8.

S.Africa rages at Australia visa plan for 'persecuted' whites

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:54

South Africa summoned Australia's envoy to Pretoria Thursday to explain comments by a Canberra minister who suggested "persecuted" white farmers in the country should be offered fast-tracked humanitarian visas. Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who has drawn criticism for cracking down on asylum seekers from Asia and the Middle East, said white farmers could be admitted as refugees. Dutton made the offer in response to Pretoria's vow to enact land "expropriation without compensation" to redress land confiscations of the colonial and apartheid era.

Mali militias say have US vehicle taken in Niger attack

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:45

Two Malian militia groups say they have recovered a US military vehicle and weapons that jihadist fighters seized after a deadly ambush of American special forces in neighbouring Niger in October. The claim was made in a statement released on Wednesday by two armed groups, one of which in 2015 signed up to a peace deal with the Malian government pledging to join its fight against jihadists. The US Africa Command (Africom), asked by AFP, said the Pentagon "is aware" of the claim.