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Tribute in Light

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:23

The 887,000-watt xenon light bulbs will be tested for a few hours each night until Sept. 11, when they will shine into the sky all night. The famous tribute can be seen within a 60-mile radius around lower Manhattan.

Donald Trump Jr. Tweaks Colin Kaepernick's Nike Ad To Feature President

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:22

Donald Trump Jr. "fixed" the recent Nike advertisement campaign featuring

The 87 Most Delish S'mores Ideas

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:49

Who wrote the Times op-ed? 'Not me,' top White House officials say

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:07

Senior Trump administration officials scramble to take themselves off the list of suspects.

Is Savings Account 'Rate-Chasing' a Good Financial Strategy?

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:40

Savings rate-chasing is a strategy in which savers consistently use a tool such as Bankrate or MyBankTracker to determine which savings account is offering the highest interest rate, then regularly move their cash reserves to the highest-yielding account. For some savers, this strategy may become increasingly tempting as interest rates continue to rise and consumers find that their current banking institution isn't raising its rates as fast as another. "This is something that we don't recommend," says Jason Reposa, CEO and co-founder of MyBankTracker, a resource for consumers making banking and financial decisions.

Read The Brett Kavanaugh Emails Democrats Pressured Republicans To Release

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:10

Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on Thursday released

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Weren't Always Such a Spectacle. There's a Reason That Changed

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:57

Hearings used to happen behind closed doors, if at all

The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:43

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local):

This Porsche 911 Is Powered by an 8.2-Liter Cadillac V8

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:41

And it looks almost completely stock. Until you open the engine cover.

Body Of Missing Teen Kiera Bergman Found In Arizona Desert

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:18

A body found in Arizona has been positively identified as that of missing

Sick Passengers and Crew Aboard Emirates Flight Test Positive for Influenza

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:49

Tests results from the 10 patients hospitalized from the plane found influenza

Read The Latest From Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:35

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a third day of questioning in his Supreme Court

The F-22 Raptor Is a Killer in the Sky. And Its About to Get Even More Deadly.

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:06

F-22 lethality is also getting vastly improved. Here's how. 

Kim Jong Un Still Has Faith in President Trump and Is Committed to Denuclearization, South Koreans Say After Meeting

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:26

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in President Donald Trump's commitment to ending hostile relations, South Korean officials said.

2019 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 National Liberal Arts Colleges

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:00

Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.

Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:31

In a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights and the community in India, the country's highest court has decriminalised gay sex. Five Supreme Court judges struck down the colonial-era Section 377 on Thursday, a ban on gay sex that was rarely applied to consenting adults, but used to stigmatise the LGBTQ community. SEE ALSO: Same-sex couple paints their house rainbow to troll their homophobic neighbors "We have to bid adieu to prejudices and to empower all citizens," Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said while reading the judgment, according to NDTV. The decision ends a long battle to decriminalise gay sex in India, which began when the British enacted the law in 1861.  Indian members of the LGBTQ community celebrate outside the Supreme Court.Image: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty ImagesUnder Section 377, the penalty was a 10-year jail term, although it has "hardly ever been used in cases of consenting adults." Opponents said the law "served as a weapon for police abuse," and called for it to be scrapped. In 2009, the Delhi High Court ruled the law should be removed, but this was overturned four years later when the Supreme Court deemed the matter was up for parliament to decide.  Since then, the law faced numerous challenges, but gathered speed when five high-profile petitioners put their names against the law, saying Section 377 left them victims of jail, abuse, extortion and torture. Across Indian cities there was an outpouring of joy when the Supreme Court finally made its decision. The United Nations in India said in a statement online that it hopes the ruling "will be the first step towards guaranteeing the full range of fundamental rights to LGBTI persons."  "We also hope that the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTI persons in all areas of social, economic, cultural and political activity, thereby ensuring a truly inclusive society," the statement reads.  "The focus must now be on ensuring access to justice, including remedy; effective investigations of acts of violence and discrimination; and effective access to economic, social and cultural rights." #LGBTQ Community in #Bengaluru celebrates the decriminalisation of #Section377 by Supreme Court on Thursday. (#DH_Video by @grace_hauck) — Deccan Herald (@DeccanHerald) September 6, 2018 WATCH: The cutest robot butler is here to serve you food and beverages

Alex Jones and Marco Rubio in heated clash at Twitter and Facebook hearing: 'Don't touch me'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:17

Right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and senator Marco Rubio clashed after a congressional hearing with executives from Facebook and Twitter, in which they attempted to assure politicians that they were capable of protecting November’s midterm elections from foreign interference. As the former Republican presidential nominee spoke to reporters after testimony from Facebook’s chief operation officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Mr Jones began talking over him. After spotting Mr Rubio, he moved in on his interview and attempted to elicit a response from him about his website's treatment.

Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:00

"Domestic flights in the Kansai international airport will resume tomorrow, and international flights are set to resume operation as soon as preparation work is done," government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said. The airport, in Japan's western Osaka region, was battered by typhoon Jebi, which made landfall Tuesday as the strongest storm to hit Japan since 1993. Airport CEO Yoshiyuki Yamaya said Thursday that virtually all those stranded had now been evacuated and work was ongoing to resume normal operation.

John Kelly’s vigilante White House

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 05:00

Trump’s aides say it’s their duty to protect the president from himself, even if that means stealing papers off his desk.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen voted in by one-party parliament

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 04:35

Strongman Hun Sen was formally installed as Cambodia's prime minister for a new term on Thursday, after securing all 125 seats in an uncontested vote that was derided internationally. The 66-year-old will preside over a new era of one-party rule in the Southeast Asian nation after the election in July -- criticised by Western democracies as unfair -- handed his ruling Cambodian People's Party all 125 seats. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the only credible opposition, was dissolved in the run-up to the vote with government dissenters and activists arrested.