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Now, That's Deep! Mariana Trench Fish Lives 5 Miles Down

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:28

But a deceptively vulnerable-looking fish is not only right at home in the very deepest ocean environment on Earth — where few creatures can survive — it's also one of the region's top predators. Dubbed the Mariana snailfish, it swims in the Mariana Trench near Guam, at a depth of about 26,200 feet (8,000 meters). The snailfish's small, pink and scaleless body hardly seems capable of surviving in such a punishing environment, but this fish is full of surprises, researchers reported in a new study.

Protesters out in droves against GOP tax bill

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:19

Rachel Maddow looks at protests across the United States against the Republican tax bill, recognized widely as a giveaway to corporations and rich people at the expense of middle class Americans.

16 Tweets That Define What It Means To Be An Introvert

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:34

If you’re an introvert, you likely value your alone time.

Correction: Haslams Investigation story

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:11

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a Dec. 2 story about the trial of former executives and sales representatives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam , The Associated Press misspelled the last name of defendant Scott "Scooter" Wombold's attorney. It's John Kelly, not Keller.

US Patriot missiles may have failed in Saudi Arabia: report

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:01

When Shiite rebels blasted a ballistic missile from Yemen toward the Saudi capital last month, Riyadh officials said they had intercepted and destroyed the incoming rocket. The November 4 attack was the first missile Shiite rebels had aimed at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen. The Times and researchers, mainly from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, said the bits of missile Saudi officials collected and put on display were all from the back end of the rocket, believed to be a Scud variant, raising the question that the Patriot system may not have worked.

Judge to weigh sentence for South Carolina ex-policeman who killed black man

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:59

U.S. prosecutors said on Monday that a white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back committed murder, while defense lawyers argued their client did not deserve to go to prison for life for his crime. Michael Slager, 36, pleaded guilty in May to a federal civil rights charge of using excessive force when he killed 50-year-old Walter Scott in 2015. Slager, then a North Charleston police officer, fired eight shots at Scott's back after he fled a traffic stop, hitting him five times.

Ford Recalls 177,000 Pickups and SUVs for Seat Issue

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:52

Ford is recalling more than 177,000 select 2016 F-150 pickup trucks and 2016 Explorer SUVs in the U.S. because a bolt in the powered front seats can fail or fall out. Ford says the missing bolt c...

Parents of Caitlyn Frisina 'Relieved' She's Been Found, as Lurid New Details Emerge in Case

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:51

After she disappeared, her father found explicit messages between her and soccer coach Rian Rodriguez.

US move to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel would 'drag the region into a new disaster'

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:41

A formal US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would cause a "major catastrophe" and lead to a new conflict in the Middle East, Turkey warned last night. The warning came as Donald Trump, the US president, was poised to make a key decision this week on whether to recognise the city as Israel's capital. Bekir Bozdag, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, said Jerusalem's status had been determined by international agreements. He added: "It is important to preserve Jerusalem's status for the sake of protecting peace in the region. If another step is taken and this step is lifted, this will be a major catastrophe. "It would completely destroy the fragile peace process in the region and lead to new conflicts, new disputes and new unrest. It would drag the region into a new disaster." French President Emmanuel Macron "expressed his concern over the possibility that the United States would unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel" during a phone call with Trump on Monday, Mr Macron's office said after the two leaders spoke by telephone. And in an unusually detailed statement published by Jordan's official news agency Petra, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi was quoted as having warned US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson against the move in a call on Sunday. Mr Safadi said such a move would "trigger anger across the Arab and Muslim world, fuel tension and jeopardize peace efforts," Petra reported. Most of the international community does not formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A T-shirt bearing an image of US President Donald Trump dressed as a Hasidic Jew is displayed in a souvenir shop in Jerusalem's Old City Credit:  AHMAD GHARABLI/ AFP Mr Trump has long pledged to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. US officials said last week that he may be prepared to put off the decision to move the embassy for six months, but might announce recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. That would upend years of US policy and draw a furious response from the Palestinian leadership and the Arab world. At the weekend Jared Kushner, Mr Trump's adviser and son-in-law, said the president had not yet made a final decision. Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli defence minister, said Mr Trump had a "historic opportunity to rectify injustice". He said: "I very much hope that President Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem is the final decision, and I hope to see an American embassy here in Jerusalem next week or next month." Ziad Abu Amr, the deputy Palestinian prime minister, officially informed Donald Blome, the US Consul General in Jerusalem, of their opposition. He said US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was "unacceptable" and would "close every door to continuing a serious peace process".

Republican Senator Says Comments About 'Booze or Women' Were Misunderstood

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:26

"Whether it's on booze or women or movies"

Even Lawyers And Cops Knew About Roy Moore’s Behavior. Why Didn’t They Do Anything?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:06

― There were stories told around the courthouse, lawyer gossip about Roy Moore.

Golden Krust Founder And CEO Lowell Hawthorne Dead at 57

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:01

Lowell Hawthorne, founder and CEO of Caribbean restaurant chain Golden Krust, was found dead at his Bronx factory on Saturday due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

12 Gift Ideas For Couples Who Don’t Take Themselves Too Seriously

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:49

Nailing down the perfect holiday gift for your significant other can be tricky. Jewelry is pretty but predictable and a tech gift like the Amazon Echo is practical, but feels impersonal.

An American Tourist Was Killed By a Shark While Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:45

Officials say it was an isolated incident

Weight Watchers Relaxes Its Guidelines for 200 New 'Freebie Foods'

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:08

The weight loss company is now saying members can eat more foods like eggs and seafood, but some say the move is a tactic to cash in on the holiday season and New Year's resolutions.

Amazon Has 12 Amazing Days Of Deals That You Don't Want To Miss

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:03

A post shared by Amazon (@amazon) on Sep 9, 2017 at 9:52am PDT As if you needed another excuse to shop, Amazon is back with their 12 Days of Deals promotion that is sure to round out your holiday shopping list.

Why the AK-47 is the World's Most Feared Firearm (75 Million Guns in Nearly 100 Nations)

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:45

The AK first saw widespread military use in Vietnam. American soldiers saw its effectiveness firsthand, as farmers armed with the rifle proved a tenacious foe. Washington would take this experience to heart and go on to design the AR-15 (what would become the M-16) with such lessons in mind.

Yemen's Saleh was killed in RPG, gun attack on his car, Houthis say; party confirms death

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:01

Officials in Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress party (GPC) confirmed to Reuters that the former Yemeni president and party leader has been killed outside Sanaa, in what sources in the Houthi group said was an RPG and gun attack.

The Worst Beauty Trends Of 2017

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:36

This year sure was an interesting one for beauty trends.