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Typhoon leaves major airport closed and destruction in Japan

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:59

TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely, a day after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years flooded a runway, toppled huge cranes, flipped cars on their side, damaged historic shrines and caused at least 11 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main island.

Beto in beta: Is Ted Cruz’s young challenger prepared for what’s about to hit him?

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:22

Some Democrats are concerned that Beto O’Rourke might not be prepared to handle the onslaught of political attacks from opponent Ted Cruz.

From poisoned Russian to EU arrest warrants: the Novichok affair

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:21

Britain has issued European arrest warrants for two Russians suspected of poisoning a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in March with a nerve agent that later killed a woman in the same area of southwest England. Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on March 4. Three days later, with the Skripals in critical condition, police say the pair were poisoned with a highly-toxic nerve agent.

Newlywed Couple Hit by Rogue Wave While Posing for Wedding Photos

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:17

The couple is not mad about the experience, which was caught on camera.

Authorities investigating reports of flight with up to 100 ill people at New York airport

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:07

An Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai is being isolated at a New York City airport after reports that as many as 100 people on board could be sick, officials said.

Audi to completely reinvent the R8

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:44

Although it appeared Audi had ditched plans for a new generation of the R8 after sales of the current model proved relatively disappointing, it seems the end isn't nigh for the R8 after all. Instead, the Audi supercar is going to be completely reinvented as an all-electric, all-wheel drive hypercar with stunning performance courtesy of an electric powertrain with somewhere close to 1,000bhp. While V-10's are incredibly potent and much-loved by many, they face what appear to be two unstoppable and consequently inevitable trends: the continuing rise of electric power and the end of the big, brash, high-revving, and undeniably polluting naturally aspirated engines without a contribution from at least some sort of electric motor.

Parents of Penn State hazing victim settle with fraternity

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:04

The amount for which the parents of the late Tim Piazza settled with Beta Theta Pi is undisclosed, the family attorney said.

Russia confirms air strikes on Syria's Idlib

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 07:55

The Russian military on Wednesday confirmed air strikes were carried out on Syria's last major rebel stronghold Idlib with warplanes targeting the "terrorist" Al-Nusra Front on Tuesday. "Four planes of the Russian group at the Khmeimim airbase inflicted strikes by high-precision weapons on objects of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the Idlib province," the Russian military's spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

Toyota recalls 1 million hybrid cars over technical problem

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:16

Japanese car giant Toyota on Wednesday recalled more than one million hybrid cars globally due to a technical problem which could in the worst case cause a fire in the vehicles. About 1.03 million vehicles built between June 2015 and May 2018 will be recalled for safety checks, the Toyota said. Of the 1.03 million, 554,000 are in Japan, 217,000 in North America and 219,000 in Europe.

What The Bernie Sanders Amazon Welfare Fight Is Really About

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 05:45

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would tax

'Game Of Thrones' Star Shares Very Bleak Theory About The Show's Ending

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:43

How the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" ends will likely be one

Elon Musk accuses Thai cave rescue hero of having a ‘child bride’ in extraordinary and unsubstantiated attack

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:22

Elon Musk has launched his most extreme attack yet on Vern Unsworth, one of the heroes of the Thai cave rescue. The Tesla boss sent a profanity-laden tirade to a reporter in which he baselessly suggested that Mr Unsworth had a "child bride". Mr Musk has repeatedly and without any evidence at all claimed that Mr Unsworth is a paedophile and that people around the rescue did not like him.

US blood-testing startup Theranos to fold: WSJ

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 02:46

The once high flying blood-testing start-up Theranos, accused with cheating investors, will dissolve, the Wall Street Journal reported.

A Florida Mother Has Been Charged With Murdering Her Missing Two-Year-Old Son

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:16

The mother had told police her two-year-old went missing after they hitchhiked home

Nike ad starring Kaepernick sparks outrage

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:47

Nike under fire for Kaepernick 'Just Do It' campaign; Candace Owens and Anthony Tall sound off on 'The Ingraham Angle.'

LeBron James says his new Nike sneaker was inspired by African-American women

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:02

What a week for Nike. LeBron James has revealed his newest Nike collaboration, inspired by his belief that "African-American women are some of the strongest people on earth." And it is stunning. Celebrating the power of "some amazingly strong women" including his mother, wife and daughter, James' HFR x LeBron 16 was unveiled at the Harlem Fashion Row Showcase Gala on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Nike makes Colin Kaepernick one of the faces of its 'Just Do It' campaign “As someone who has a platform, because of what I do, I thought it was important to lend that platform to a group of people that I believe are under-recognized,” said James in a press statement. "Being the son, husband and father of strong African American women, I felt like this was something I wanted to do for them and for all the strong women out there who are succeeding despite what might be stacked against them." The HFR x LeBron 16 is the result of a collaboration between the G.O.A.T. and New York City-based fashion collective Harlem Fashion Row, which "provides a voice for multicultural designers," especially women. Image: NIKEIt's the very first LeBron signature shoe to be reimagined by female designers. Commissioned by Nike and James to reimagine the basketball legend's signature LeBron 16 model, HFR founder Brandice Daniels recruited designers Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel, and Undra Celeste Duncan for the project.  Harlem Fashion Row designers, from left, Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel and Undra Celeste Duncan.Image: HFR"We each had something that connected the four of us based on what LeBron saw from his mom, and the sacrifices she made for him," said Goldson in a press statement.  "My mom did it. LeBron’s mom did the same for him. The connectivity was there between all of us." The HFR x LeBron 16 in design.Image: nikeHFR teamed up with Nike global basketball footwear designer Meline Khatachourian, and James' longtime footwear designer Jason Petrie for the release. The HFR x LeBron 16 drops Sept. 7 as a limited release, exclusively on SNKRS in North America and on WATCH: You can wear LG's new robot like a pair of pants

U.N. Security Council to discuss Syria's Idlib on Friday: Haley

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:54

The U.N. Security Council will hold a meeting on Friday on the situation in Syria's Idlib province, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, warning Syria's government not to use chemical weapons ahead of a widely expected military offensive there. Russian and Syrian planes pounded areas on the western edge of Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold, on Tuesday, according to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a rebel source.

Storm Gordon halts some energy production in U.S. Gulf

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:41

Three more oil producers pulled employees out of Tropical Storm Gordon's path, and companies cut 9 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production on Tuesday as the storm churned toward an expected nighttime landfall. The storm, which is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane with winds of at least 74 miles per hour (119 kph), shifted eastward, reducing its threat to producers on the western side of the Gulf and most Gulf Coast refineries. Companies evacuated 54 offshore platforms and halted 156,907 barrels per day of oil production and 232 million cubic feet per day of natural gas output, according to estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

After demos, far-right AfD overtakes German Social Democrats

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:05

Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), a poll showed on Tuesday, days after some of the most violent protests by radical right-wingers the country has seen in decades. Some 6,000 supporters of the AfD and anti-Islam PEGIDA joined protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday, following other demonstrations last week, after a fatal stabbing on Aug. 26. An INSA opinion poll on Tuesday put the AfD up half a percentage point at 17 percent, with the SPD, who share power with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, slipping by the same amount to 16 percent.