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Stephen Colbert Uncovers A Huge Clue To The Identity Of Anonymous Op-Ed Author

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:31

> TONIGHT: The hunt for the anonymous op-ed writer continues! After a week of

Trump Achieves The Impossible: Democratic Voters Want Jeff Sessions To Stick Around

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:52

President Donald Trump has scrambled many of Washington's standard operating

Exclusive: Venezuela signs oil deals similar to ones rolled back under Chavez - document

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 15:32

The effort signals that President Nicolas Maduro, who is struggling under a hyper-inflationary economic meltdown and fast-declining oil output, is willing to reverse the aggressive efforts of his predecessor - who died in 2013 - to expand the state's role in the energy industry of the OPEC nation. The government had already announced a vague plan to boost oil output with the help of seven companies. The plan was described during a televised event on Aug. 28 in which representatives of those companies, during a ceremony including Maduro, signed "joint service agreements" with PDVSA.

The Latest: Evacuations lifted in Napa County blaze

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 15:18

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

Elon Musk's access to government secrets questioned after bizarre cannabis interview

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:18

Elon Musk has access to some of the government's most important secrets. The SpaceX boss has high-level security clearance as a result of his work with the rocket firm he founded and which carries sometimes mysterious government hardware up into space. After that video surfaced, numerous reports suggested that the Air Force was reconsidering Mr Musk's government clearance.

Serbian president's praise of Milosevic triggers outrage

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:16

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian president's praise of Slobodan Milosevic as a "great" leader triggered outrage on Monday in neighboring states where his nationalist policies in the 1990s caused bloodshed and destruction.

Ford Model T Buying Guide

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:14

Here’s how to buy a solid Ford Model T, a prime slice of Americana and one of the most significant cars in motoring history…

Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UN

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:33

The UN's new humanitarian chief warned Monday that a large-scale military operation against the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib could create "the worst humanitarian catastrophe" of this century. "There needs to be ways of dealing with this problem that don't turn the next few months in Idlib into the worst humanitarian catastrophe with the biggest loss of life in the 21st century," Mark Lowcock told reporters in Geneva. Since 2015, Idlib has been home to a complex array of anti-regime forces: secular rebels, Islamists, Syrian jihadists with ties to Al-Qaeda -- and their foreign counterparts.

Pennsylvania explosion: Evacuations and destroyed homes near Pittsburgh after huge gas line blast

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:28

Residents have been forced to evacuate after a gas line explosion outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania destroyed buildings amid massive flames. There have been no reported injuries as yet but the 5 am explosion and fire affected the approximately 30 homes within a half-mile radius. The line is operated by a company called Energy Transfer in Center Township, a suburb approximately 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Nissan Design Chief Suggests a New Z-Car Is Coming

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:19

A replacement for the 370Z is long overdue, and it is on its way.

Murder charge still possible for officer involved in wrong apartment shooting

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:18

The Texas Rangers, a law enforcement agency assigned to conduct an independent investigation of the case, obtained an arrest warrant against Guyger, 30, on Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter.

Apple supplier stocks dip as Trump tweets threats over China tariffs

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:18

Donald Trump has seemingly triggered a drop in the shares of China-based suppliers of Apple Inc after threatening price increases against the tech giant on Twitter. The president claimed "prices may increase" for the world's most popular smartphone provider thanks to "massive tariffs we may be imposing on China," in a message calling on Apple to manufacture its products in the US. "Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China - but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive," he wrote on Saturday afternoon.

9/11: Then and now — 17 years later

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:04

Yahoo News recently returned to the scenes of many memorable images taken in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sweden Shows No Country Is Immune To Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Backlash

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 09:15

Sweden has long been one of the world's most generous and tolerant countries.

Mark Warner Says Senate Report On Russia Interference Won't Come Out Before Midterms

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:48

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence

Trump's tweet doesn't convince Ford to build small crossover SUV in US

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:06

A tweet from the Oval Office on Sunday wasn't enough to convince Ford Motor Company to build a new compact crossover SUV version of its Focus in the U.S. President Donald Trump responded to Ford's announcement last month that the administration's tariffs on goods including cars imported from China prompted it to cancel plans to import the 2020 Focus Active. “Ford has abruptly killed a plan to sell a Chinese-made small vehicle in the U.S. because of the prospect of higher U.S. Tariffs.” CNBC.  This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2018 A Ford spokesman responded on Twitter. “It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S. given an expected annual sales volume of fewer than 50,000 units and its competitive segment," Ford spokesman Mike Levine said. The Focus Active, Ford's answer to the popular Subaru Crosstrek, will still be assembled in China for other global markets. The automaker said earlier this year that as part of its $11 billion restructuring, it will stop selling its Ford Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, and Focus in the U.S. and cancel all of its sedans and hatchbacks over the next couple of years to sell more profitable crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks.  Assembly of the Focus in the U.S. ended in May and the automaker plans to cut off Fiesta and Taurus production during the 2019 model year. Its Fusion mid-size sedan will continue for about another year and the nameplate may morph into a crossover SUV

Uganda's Museveni blames 'external forces' for opposition unrest

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 07:31

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has accused "external forces" of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country's image abroad. In an hours-long televised speech late on Sunday, the 74-year-old railed against the opposition and accused "external forces" of seeking to "sabotage" Uganda's growth. Museveni, who took power in 1986, claimed "foreign money" was being funnelled to his political opponents by unnamed NGOs to foment trouble by paying youngsters to burn tyres and throw rocks at police.

GOP Candidate For Florida Gov. Spoke At Events Organized By White Race War Theorist

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 07:24

Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Republican contender for Florida's gubernatorial race

Man arrested after seven wounded in Paris knife attack

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 05:38

French police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday, police and judicial sources said Monday.

Sweden faces hung parliament as hard-Right nationalists gain ground

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 04:59

A Swedish nationalist party with neo-Nazi roots made major gains in elections on Sunday, robbing the mainstream centrist parties of a majority and pushing the country towards a hung parliament.  Sweden Democrats, which has blamed a recent surge in rapes, sex attacks and riots on immigrants, is set to secure 18 per cent of the vote. The ruling centre-left Social Democrats were in the lead with 28 per cent of the votes, down from 31 per cent in the 2014 election and its lowest score in decades.  Meanwhile the centre-right Moderates scored just 19 per cent.  Stefan Lofven, the Swedish prime minister, will have heaved a sigh of relief at the result for the nationalist Sweden Democrats, which according to earlier polls could have reached first place.  The hard right party, led by 39-year-old Jimmie Akesson, has called for a two-year ban on asylum seekers and wants to ban the niqab, or face veil.  Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Akesson arrives at the TV-channel TV4 in Stockholm Monday Credit:  TT News Agency Sweden Democrats also claim immigrants put undue pressure on the country's cherished welfare state and are are diluting Swedish culture and values. If they are confirmed as the largest party, the Social Democrats are likely to form a coalition with the pro-refugee Left party, which has risen in the polls due to its pro-refugee stance, and the Green party.  The centre-right bloc of parties, known as the Alliance, could unseat Mr Lofven if they joined forces with the Sweden Democrats -  but they have so far refused to do.  Far-right parties have made significant gains throughout Europe in recent years after a refugee crisis sparked by civil war in Syria and ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and parts of Africa. Sweden has taken in more refugees per capita than any other country in Europe, a statistic frequently deployed by the Sweden Democrats on the campaign trail as they called for a border shutdown.  As Mr Lofven cast his ballot in Stockholm on Sunday, heurged Swedes not to vote for the "racist party". "It's ... about decency, about a decent democracy. And the Social Democrats and a Social Democratic-led government is a guarantee for not letting the Sweden Democrats extremist party, racist party, get any influence in the government," he said. At the Sweden Democrats' last rally before polls opened, Mr Akesson accused the socially liberal prime minister of prioritising the needs of asylum seekers over Swedish citizens. "This government we have had now, they have prioritised, during these four years, asylum-seekers...Sweden needs breathing space, we need tight responsible immigration policies," he said. Supporters attend the Social Democratic Party's election night party in Stockholm Credit: TT NEWS AGENCY Once a far-right party with links to neo-Nazi and fascist groups, such as Keep Sweden Swedish, Sweden Democrats has undergone a major detoxification campaign. The group's old logo of a burning touch, similar to that of the British National Front, has been swapped for a blue and yellow flower, while a "zero tolerance" policy on racism has been adopted. Some voters in Stockholm, a liberal stronghold, said the Sweden Democrats were a welcome shake-up to mainstream politics as they were not afraid to attack immigration policy.  "They should be taken seriously, they have raised serious issues, not just immigration but health care too," 46-year-old voter Henrik, a doctor, told AFP.  Prime minister and party leader of the Social Democrat party Stefan Lofven speaks at an election party in Stockholm Credit:  TT News Agency "It's a problem for democracy if the other party leaders refuse to talk to a party that represents the views of so many people," his wife Josefine added. "We need to close the borders. It’s what people want - even the Moderates and the Social Democrats. But they refuse to talk about it as an option and we do," Peter Wallmark, chairman of the Sweden Democrats Stockholm division, told the Telegraph.  "At the moment they are saying they won’t form a coalition with us but that’s because we’re in the middle of a campaign. I’m very confident we will get about 25 per cent of the vote and then they will have to talk to us," he said .  "I think we could form a coalition with the Moderates. They won’t admit that yet though. He added: "There is a serious problem with Islamic fundamentalists, and we need to address that."