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More Than $300M in Gold Falls From Sky After Hatch Blows Open on Russian Cargo Plane

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:18

More than three tons of gold fell from a Russian cargo plane.

Natalee Holloway: Man who claimed he dug up missing teenager's body killed in 'attempted kidnap of young woman'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:01

A man who claimed he dug up and cremated the body of missing teenager Natalee Holloway to help his murder suspect friend has himself been killed while attempting to kidnap a woman, police have revealed. The violent death of John Ludwick is the latest strange development in the hunt for Natalee, who was last seen getting into a car after leaving a nightclub at 1.30am on May 30 2005, the day she was due to fly home from a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. Dutchman Joran van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the case, but has never been charged with Natalee’s murder or disappearance.

Praise for 2017 NYC Truck Attack Leads to Suspected Extremist's Arrest in Italy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:59

A 24-year old Italian man was found to be in possession of explosives after the FBI flagged him as a possible extremist.

Georgia plans to execute man known as 'stocking strangler'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:45

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia plans to execute an inmate known as the "stocking strangler," a man convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago.

Ukraine war hero accused of parliament attack plot

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:02

A Ukrainian lawmaker once hailed as a hero and a symbol of resistance against Russia, has been accused of plotting a terrorist attack against the Kiev parliament, authorities said Thursday. Ukraine's General Prosecutor Yury Lutsenko told lawmakers in parliament an investigation had "indisputable evidence" that Nadiya Savchenko planned a "terror attack" on parliament. Parliament on Thursday voted to expel Savchenko from its national security and defence committee.

U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:48

NBC News’ Richard Engel took an exclusive trip inside Eastern Syria with U.S. Special Forces Gen. Jonathan Braga, who said troops would be ready for another attack.

United Airlines Under Fire Again After Family's German Shepherd Is Mistakenly Sent to Japan

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:48

The mistake was discovered as the dog's owners were given a Great Dane instead.

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space and Now His DNA Is Different From His Identical Twin's

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:39

About 7% of the genetic changes have remained in the two years since he returned to Earth

Couple Fleeing Immigration Officials Killed in Crash, Police Say

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12

The SUV raced away when the agents exited their vehicle, police say

European allies boost defense spending, most still miss NATO's U.S.-backed goal

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:16

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's European allies spent more on defense for the third year running in 2017 but their outlays failed to lift more countries above a target sought by the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded allies dedicate 2 percent of national economic output on defense every year and has sought to keep up the pressure by calling that target, agreed at a NATO summit in 2014, a "bare minimum." NATO's 2017 annual report showed Estonia, Greece, Poland and Britain met the 2 percent goal, the same group as in 2016, although alliance officials say Latvia, Lithuania and Romania will join them in 2018. NATO has 29 member states in total.

Nobel-winning chemist hospitalized, wife found dead in rural Illinois

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:59

Ei-ichi Negishi, a Japanese Nobel prize winner, was discovered wandering in rural northern Illinois and his wife found dead nearby on Wednesday.

Man Who Claimed He Was Accomplice In Natalee Holloway Slaying Is Fatally Stabbed

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:40

Cops say John Ludwick was accosting a woman when she used his own knife to defend herself.

Navy jet crashes off Key West, killing 2 crew members

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:19

A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.

Man shoots 2 at hospital before killing self; 1 victim dead

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire inside an Alabama hospital and then fatally shot himself, police said.

'Jeopardy!' Contestant Hides His Famous Past, But Viewers Catch On

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:06

When "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek introduced Paris Themmen as an

Trump Briefly Admits To Making Something Up, Then Changes His Mind

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:17

President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally admitted that sometimes he just

Saudi crown prince amassing power by hiding his mother

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:52

The Saudi crown prince who has been a controversial figure is accused to hiding his mother in order to solidify his authority and succession to rule.

U.S., European Countries Bash Russia As Spy Poisoning Spat Intensifies

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:20

The governments of the United States, Britain, France and Germany released a

'Stephen Hawking proved you can achieve remarkable things - even once you've lost control of your body'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:47

In what can sometimes feel like a sea of darkness, Stephen Hawking was a shining light for motor neurone disease sufferers.  I cannot emphasise enough how important he has been to me personally since my own diagnosis with the same disease last year, and I am sure thousands more people around the world. When you are told that you might have MND - an agonising process that takes months - your head spins. The first thing you see online is that life expectancy is between one to three years from diagnosis. Fear sweeps over you. The next thing you look for is examples of people who have defied MND and there is no better example than Professor Hawking. Like most people, he was told he only had a few years to live when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of MND, at 22. He ended up sticking around for more than 50 years.  That may be a statistical anomaly but straight away, you think: ‘why can’t that be me too? Why can’t I live until I am 76 or longer?’ He was the first person that made me realise that the doctors might be wrong and that the worst-case scenario can be overcome.  But it is not just how long he lived, but how he lived. MND will take away most of your bodily functions and your independence, something that, as a former Scotland rugby international, I can barely comprehend, but there is one thing that it does not affect - your brain. Professor Hawking proved that you can still achieve truly remarkable things even once you have lost control of your body. He refused to let his circumstances dictate what he could accomplish and he changed our understanding of science in the process. The wheelchair was made entirely irrelevant; I just found that so inspiring. What I have found since being diagnosed aged 47 is that hope is the single best pill you can take for MND. If you think positively that you are going to beat it, that filters into everything you do. The day you think that MND has got you is the day the disease wins. That means you have to think positively every day. You are trying to do things to prove that MND isn’t going to get a hold of you all the time, whether that is simply lifting a coffee cup, or going to the gym and lifting weights. Doing all these little things gives a middle finger to MND to say: ‘you are not going to stop me living my life.’ Doddie Weir, left, and Scott Murray during training at Murrayfield in 1999. Credit: RUI VIEIRA /AP The issue with MND is that your own timetable becomes a mystery. When it came to my own diagnosis, which followed a year and a half of symptoms, I was told that I would be in a wheelchair within a year: yet here I am, still standing, still telling bad jokes and wearing terrible suits. You have to believe that you can at least influence your own timetable, even though you don’t know what that is going to be. I know I will eventually be trapped inside my own body, but his example shows that life does not end there. Without wishing to pretend that I knew his circumstances particularly well, I am sure he relied upon a team of people, family, friends and carers to help him through some of the dark times. Sometimes the support of those crucial people can be forgotten. Yesterday was a tremendously sad day, and so too are the ones that will follow: for so long, he has been a figurehead within the MND community, and now he is gone. We will have to ask, ‘who is going to be the next Stephen Hawking? Who is going to be the next person in the MND community who we look up to?’ Even now, he leaves the most inspiring of legacies. He may have lost the final battle, but he definitely won the war against this wicked disease. One day, hopefully, we will develop the drugs that allow every MND sufferer to live as long as Professor Hawking did, and to enjoy an even better quality of life. That has become my mission with the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. If I was to take one message from his life, it would be never give up, and I don’t intend to ever stop battling MND. The fight goes on.

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Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:45

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