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Trump's White House has 'become an adult day care center', Republican senator Bob Corker says in extraordinary response to President's attack

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:29

Republican Senator Bob Corker has likened Donald Trump's White House to "an adult day care centre", in an extraordinary response after the President's attack on him. "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care centre," Mr Corker tweeted. Earlier that day, Mr Trump had issued a series of tweets disparaging the Senator, who announced last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Body-Cam Footage From Salt Lake City Police Shooting Continues To Raise Questions

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:38

Salt Lake City police body-cam captured white officers shooting a black man who they say threatened them, but evidence of this remains unclear in footage of Patrick Harmon running away.

Likely successor to Cuba's Castro rejects U.S. demands for change

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:19

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - The man forecast to replace Cuban President Raul Castro early next year rejected U.S. demands that the Communist-run country change its political and economic system. “The changes needed in Cuba will solely be carried out by the Cuban people,” Diaz-Canel said.

Man Who Tortured Girlfriend's Autistic Son Gets 65-Year Prison Sentence

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:16

He also abused the boy's younger brother

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Gives More Power to Sister

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 09:26

Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong are the children of Ko Yong Hui. Their half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, who was critical of the regime, was killed at a Malaysian airport in February.

Which is better: Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte or Ingrit the Wood Witch's boiled rabbit smoothie?

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 09:00

Whenever fall time comes around, everyone flocks to Starbucks to pick up one of their fancy Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Little do they know there's a perfectly decent warm and toasty seasonal beverage in town for free*.  I'm speaking, of course, about Ingrit the Wood Witch's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie. SEE ALSO: 6 incredibly fashion forward sweaters for fall 2017 There are plenty of reasons why the overrated and mass-produced Pumpkin Spice Latte is no match for Ingrit's home-grown, locally sourced boiled rabbit smoothie. For example: The Ingredients Image: shelby slauerThe Pumpkin Spice Latte is a complicated mixture of espresso, milk, vanilla and pumpkin syrup, with whipped cream and cinnamon on top. Ingrit's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie is just a simple mixture of boiling water, herbs, and rabbit carcass. You can even make it right from home!  Now ask yourself which camp you'd rather be in this season? Point: Ingrit the Wood Witch The Experience Image: shelby slauerThe Pumpkin Spice Latte requires a trip to Starbucks, where you have to wait in a long line and pay a large sum of money. Ingrit's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie? Well, that only requires a trip to the thick woods located off of the highway, where there's no wait time, and the cost is just a bag of chicken bones!  Starbucks uses your money to line the pockets of executives, while Ingrit uses your chicken bones to make her famous, "Chicken Bone Lollipops (The Bone Marrow Is The Lolli)." Point: Ingrit the Wood Witch The "Status" Image: shelby slauerWhy would you look "basic" taking Instagram pictures in front of a large corporate chain when you could look "like you're drinking something with rabbit in it" in front of some thick pines and Ingrit's boiling pot? The choice is SIMPLE. Point: Ingrit the Wood Witch Any Questions? The most pressing question you probably have is, "How is the Boiled Rabbit Smoothie a smoothie when there is boiling water and no ice?" And the answer is simple: we use yogurt of course! Image: shelby slauerNow go forth and make Ingrit's Boiled Rabbit Smoothie your new first choice for a fall beverage. Content sponsored by Ingrit the Wood Witch. Thanks for reading Mashable Humor: original comedy every day. Or most days. We're people, just like you, and we're trying our best.

Chris Murphy: senator at heart of gun control push senses a change in debate

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 08:08

Chris Murphy speaks during a press conference on gun violence held by Senate Democrats at the Capitol. In the hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, when a man alone in a hotel suite sprayed gunfire on 22,000 concertgoers 32 floors below, leaving 58 dead and injuring almost 500, Senator Chris Murphy rose once again to demand lawmakers do more to prevent these tragedies.

Stephen Paddock: Las Vegas shooter visited Middle East, police reveal

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 08:03

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had visited the Middle East during a series of cruises, police have revealed. Investigators remain stumped as to Paddock’s motives but said he visited the contentious region on a cruise. The region, where Isis and other jihadi groups have a presence in some areas, may be of interest to security services because of speculation Paddock became radicalised.

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:15

Two white tiger cubs have mauled their keeper to death at a wildlife national park in southern India, an official said on Sunday. Anji, 40, was killed late Saturday at Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bangalore when the two cubs attacked him as he herded them into their enclosure, park chief Santosh Kumar told AFP. The tigers were eventually driven off by park staff but the victim was already dead.

Here Are The Cities That Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Instead of Columbus Day

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:00

More cities opt to celebrate it every year

Feinstein: Looks at Gun Victims and Asks 'Do We Want More?'

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 02:40

On Meet the Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) tells Chuck that the recurring sight of mass shooting victims should be enough to galvanize voters to action.

Scalise: Gun Rights are Unlimited Thanks to Founding Fathers

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 02:26

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) told Chuck Todd that he would have potentially opposed gun control laws that are already on the books.

Gal Gadot Gets Help From Leslie Jones In Her First 'SNL' Monologue

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 00:23

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot hosted her very first “Saturday Night Live” episode and got a little help from another powerful woman, Leslie Jones.

Ghana's capital rocked by huge gas explosion leaving several casualties

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:38

A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late on Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, authorities said. Ghana’s deputy information minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said the fire has been controlled and firefighters are now controlling the second explosion. "It is early days yet to give any figures" on the number injured or dead, he said, adding there were casualties. Ambulances had been deployed, and those people who sustained various degrees of injury have been sent to hospitals, he said. More than 200 police personnel were also deployed to help to cordon off the area of the explosion, making it difficult to access. The filling station is near a transport terminal and close to some hostels for the University of Ghana in Accra. People run after a natural gas station exploded in Ghana's capital Accra Credit: Reuters George Agbey, who was close to the scene of the explosion said, "There was some panic and we all just moved away from the scene. It was like refugees moving away from a war-torn zone." Videos of the explosion posted on social media showed a blazing mushroom cloud. Legon is a suburb of the capital, and is also home to the main campus of the University of Ghana. Wreckage of cars are seen at the explosion site of a fuel station in north Accra Credit:  Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock In May, an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi occurred as a tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum gas at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company factory. That explosion killed at least six fire service personnel at the scene, and injured at least other 80 people, according to Ghana’s state news agency.

Allies desert Syria jihadists before Turkey-backed battle

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 22:25

Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate was once a key ally for many rebels but they are now abandoning it as the jihadists face a Turkey-backed operation in its stronghold. The Fateh al-Sham Front, formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, is the most powerful faction in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, which remains largely beyond the control of the regime. It heads the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham coalition, which brought together an array of sympathetic rebel and jihadist groups and holds sway across Idlib after ousting rival factions earlier this year.

Gunman kills two guards at Saudi royal palace

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:47

A gunman shot dead two Saudi guards and wounded three others at the gate of the royal palace in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Saturday, the interior ministry said. Royal guards killed the gunman, identified by the ministry as a 28-year-old Saudi national armed with a Kalashnikov and three grenades. "An outpost of the royal guard came under fire by a person who got out of a Hyundai car," the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Note might have had shooting calculations

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 20:37

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators believe a note found in the Las Vegas gunman's hotel room contained a series of numbers that helped him calculate more precise shots, a law enforcement official said.

Richard Spencer And Fellow White Nationalists Return To Charlottesville

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 20:29

Less than two months after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, white nationalists returned to Emancipation Park on Saturday evening to rally in support of Confederate statues.

'Rick and Morty' Fans Are Pissed At McDonald's Over Szechuan Sauce

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:48

McDonald’s is leaving a sour taste in people’s mouths that has nothing to do with food.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry reveal £2m funding to heal nation's mental health

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:01

When Prince Harry gave an extraordinarily frank interview about coping with his mother’s death earlier this year, he hoped to help “smash the stigma” and start a national conversation about mental health. According to a national study published on Sunday, he did: and in some style. Research into Heads Together’s campaign has showed an estimated 1.2million men spoke about their own mental health in May this year compared with three months earlier, all-but closing the gap with women who have traditionally spoken more freely. The findings, likened by the Duke of Cambridge to “exam results day”, showed the significant impact of the charities campaign, which included a series of videos showing celebrities speaking about their mental health, and the London Marathon. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry announce the next phase of their mission: a £2 million investment fund to help improve the nation’s mental health through technology.  Credit: AFP Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry announce the next phase of their mission: a £2 million investment fund to help improve the nation’s mental health through technology. Their Royal Foundation has confirmed its largest single grant yet, intended to develop a digital tool to help people find trusted information about their mental health and get help in times of need. The Duke said he hoped it would help create a “metaphorical barrier” to catch people who have otherwise missed sufficient mental health treatment, “to bring them into the fold and give them the help they need”. Speaking at the Data Observatory at Imperial College London, the Duke praised a research project to measure the success of the royals’ Heads Together campaign, which culminated in the London Marathon earlier this year. Hailing the results “fantastic”, he discussed how the information could now be used to help more people with mental health issues, moving beyond encouraging them to talk into practical solutions. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry reveal £2m funding to heal nation's mental health 02:08 The study, of 14,000 people by YouGov, noted a significant change in the public’s approach to mental health between February and May this year, when the Royals’ Heads Together campaign was in full swing. In particular, experts noted, the publicity arising from initiatives including the OK To Say videos and Prince Harry’s interview about his own mental health had almost closed the gap between men and women, with men catching up with the conversation. In February, 45 per cent of men and 52 per cent of women said they talked about their own mental health. By May, 60 per cent of men and 61 per cent of women had such discussions. At the peak of this change, Heads Together found, 1.2 m more men talked about their own mental health. The study noted a “slow and steady increase” in people talking about mental health in general, with a three per cent rise, or 1.5 million people, discussing it in May compared with February. Duke of Cambridge speaks at a briefing on the progress of the 'Heads Together' campaign. Credit: AFP Each of the Heads Together charity partners reported a significant rise in people contacting them following the launch of the Heads Together marathon , the Prince Harry interview, and the actual marathon. Mind experienced 58 per cent more calls than normal, with Best Beginnings seeing 105 per cent increase in app downloads and Place2Be noting a 148 per cent boost in downloads of their school resources. Of those surveyed, 68 per cent of people would now speak to a family member, 64 per cent to a friend and 25 per cent to a doctor. Just two per cent would choose to speak to their HR department, seven per cent to a work supervisor and 24 per cent to a colleague. Heads Together have now singled out several areas for particular attention in the coming months: men; the workplace; and the military. William, Duke of Cambridge listens to a briefing on the progress of the 'Heads Together' campaign  Credit: WPA/Getty Proclaiming the depth of the figures “amazing”, the Duke said there was a “lot to process”. Reading findings that three quarters of suicides in the UK are men, he added: “That’s still a worrying statistic though, it really is.” Pointing out the 68 per cent of people who said they can now talk to family about mental health, he said: “This also shows that support at home is quite key, isn’t it? “At the beginning, we were trying to understand why at home people weren’t sharing some of their problems. If we’ve at least made a big impression there we can work on the wider societal aspects. “But I think it all has to start at home. If you can’t even have a conversation with your loved ones,there’s no way you’re going to go to HR at work.” Prince Harry: My mother would be “incredibly proud” of our mental health campaign 01:11 He added: “The only thing, trying to extrapolate the data from this, is that these individuals who have spoken have probably got reasonably good support network around them. “Are we missing a whole set of people who have either been in case or who have had very bad experiences at young ages, who have bad mental health already? How do we affect that demographic?” Speaking of the future work of the Royal Foundation, which will include the £2m investment, the Duke said: “I suppose it’s finding a metaphorical barrier to get people towards. “I can imagine if you’re not in some of these categories you can spend your life missing opportunities to be helped. “We’ve got to somehow catch people in their daily life to bring them into the fold and give them the help they need.” After viewing a presentation, which included video footage of the Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry racing one another as they launched the Heads Together marathon, he asked experts whether they felt they had yet been enough impact in schools. “You’d struggle to find a parent out there who wouldn’t want the well-being of their child to be taken care of at school,” he said. Prince William and Harry: We haven't talked enough about our mother 06:45 Lorraine Heggessey, CEO of The Royal Foundation, said: “We wanted to change the conversation on mental health and to push further with an optimistic and inclusive campaign. “We’re so proud of what’s been achieved through the work of charities, Heads Together supporters and runners, and those who felt able to open up and tell their stories. “People have told us that this was so important to them and we believe the national conversation is changing. This positive response to the campaign has inspired us to take it to the next stage. “So far, we’ve been showing people why they should have a conversation. This funding will enable us to invest in practical tools to help people actually have those conversations.”