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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 16:27

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in figures fiercely contested by the government. Elephants Without Borders said the grim discovery of scores of elephant carcasses, made over several weeks during an aerial survey, is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. The charity's scientists, who carried out the assessment with Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks, found most of the dead animals were large bulls, which would have had heavy tusks.

Tucker Carlson Calls Colin Kaepernick's Nike Ad An 'Attack' On America

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:13

Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Colin Kaepernick and Nike executives on

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms UK nerve agent findings

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:22

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday confirmed findings by British authorities that the Novichok nerve agent killed one person and sickened another in the English town of Amesbury in June.

Chicago mayor will not seek re-election

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:44

Rahm Emanuel made the announcement at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday morning.

Claire Wineland, YouTube star and activist, dies at 21

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:04

Claire Wineland — YouTuber, inspirational speaker, and activist — died at age 21 on Sunday night. Wineland, who had cystic fibrosis, founded a non-profit organization called Claire’s Place Foundation to support children and families living with the disorder. On Monday, the organization announced her death in a Facebook post. SEE ALSO: YouTube's women of STEM make learning about science fun Wineland's death came days after she suffered a severe stroke on August 26, which resulted from a blood clot that formed after a double lung transplant. "After a week of intensive care and various life saving procedures, it became clear that it was Claire’s time to go," Laura McHolm, Chairman of the Board, wrote on Facebook. "We know Claire was loved all over the world. Your prayers, support and encouraging words, have been a huge source of strength for her and her family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your massive amazing out pouring of love." McHolm ended the post by sharing the following memorable words from Wineland: "Death is Inevitable. Living a life we can be proud of is something we can control." Fans and people around the world who were inspired by Wineland shared their condolences on social media, thanking her for all she's done for the YouTube and cystic fibrosis communities over the years. she was truly one of the greats. i'm going to miss you Claire. — Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) September 4, 2018 Just read that Claire Wineland has died. When she was 12 I tutored her...often times at the hospital. She had an amazing spirit and was wise beyond her years. I've watched her journey from afar and saw how she inspired so many people even as she suffered. May she rest in peace. — Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) September 3, 2018 Rest In Peace @clairewineland, you were a real life angel... — JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) September 4, 2018 @clairewineland held the keys to the secrets of the universe. We will miss her dearly, but her story is just beginning. She wanted her foundation to live on & make a difference in the lives of other kids/ families w/ #cysticfibrosis. In awe of her. What a gift to us all she was. — justin baldoni (@justinbaldoni) September 4, 2018 What a true loss for the world, but heaven gained a real fighter. Rest in peace @clairewineland, you deserve it. <3 xo — Molly Burke (@MollyBOfficial) September 4, 2018 I just heard that one of our show’s most inspirational guests, @clairewineland, has passed away. My team and I are heartbroken. She touched so many people in this world, right up until the moment she left it. Our thoughts are with her family & loved ones. — Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 4, 2018 I am heartbroken beyond words Today we lost @clairewineland To call her an angel,inspiration is an understatement. I know her attitude,sense of humor and light left a lasting impression on all of us Today is a sad day but I know she’s in a good place and breathing easy — Rev Riki Rachtman (@RikiRachtman) September 3, 2018 I got a news alert about Claire Wineland in a store, and it was a gut punch. Only knew her through her videos & as a GoFundMe supporter. This young woman showed millions how to live. Devastating and enormous loss. What a life. RIP warrior. Breathe easy. — Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) September 3, 2018 I would like to acknowledge Claire Wineland who passed away last night. You are an inspiration and brought joy to many. You’ll be missed deeply. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 4, 2018 Had to sit and have a moment of gratitude for everything I have this morning after hearing about Claire Wineland passing. Been following her journey for a while now and I really thought she'd live forever. An inspirational and beautiful ray of sunshine. RIP xxxx — Portia Conn (@PortiaConn) September 4, 2018 I watched Claire Wineland’s videos for years and years. She felt like my friend and the world is less bright without her. Rest In Peace angel. — Loey (@Loeybug) September 4, 2018 “death is inevitable, living a life you are proud of is something you can control.” -Claire Wineland rip claire you were an inspiration to so many people including me. no matter how hard it was, you were always so positive. ill miss watching your videos + seeing your happy face — amy (@AmyMarie2713) September 4, 2018 Wineland, who was an organ donor, has already saved the lives of two people, according to an email Claire's mother shared with CNN. Her right kidney reportedly went to 44-year-old San Diego woman, and a 55-year-old man from Northern California is said to have received her left kidney.  "Claire's corneas and tissue was recovered and she will be able to enhance the life of up to 50 people," a family services specialist wrote in the email. "Claire's gift is huge, I want your family to know that your daughter is a hero." Wineland's family asks that anyone who wants to honor Claire's memory donate to her foundation, which will continue to assist people around the world who are impacted by cystic fibrosis.  WATCH: These glasses can help people with disabilities use technology without their hands

Body Found in Search for 4 Missing Boaters After Head-On Crash in Colorado River

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:41

The body of Christine Lewis, 51, of Visalia, Calif., was found at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said.

Questions Over Soyuz Hole on ISS Mount as Russia Convenes Investigation

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:52

Meanwhile, NASA has stayed quiet on the matter.

Haunting Aerial Photos Show Devastation Caused By Brazil National Museum Fire

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:35

These aerial photographs lay bare the utter devastation caused by a fire that

Fox News Big Rips Trump For Snide Jeff Sessions Criticism

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:37

President Donald Trump's Labor Day jab at Attorney General Jeff Sessions even

6-Ingredient Pasta Recipes From 6 Renowned Chefs

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 05:45

Quick and easy dinner recipes are always in demand, and pasta is a natural fit

Stephen King Has An Ominous Warning For Donald Trump’s ‘Friends’

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 05:02

Author Stephen King fired a new salvo in his ongoing feud with President

Michael Avenatti Plans To Troll Trump In Real Time With A Dueling Rally

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 04:23

Even the feuds are bigger in Texas.

An &apos;Insurmountable&apos; Loss: Here&apos;s What to Know About Brazil&apos;s National Museum Fire

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 03:19

One of Latin America's most important museums was gutted by the Sunday night blaze

Haqqani network founder has died, Afghan Taliban says

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:49

The founder of the Haqqani network who was feted by America as an anti-Soviet Afghan resistance hero in the 1980s only to become one of its most wanted enemies has died. Jalaluddin Haqqani went from young radical and Mujahideen commander to leader of a militant network responsible for some of the bloodiest suicide attacks on civilians and the internationally-backed Afghan government. He died bedridden after years of ill health which have seen control of his grouping pass to his son. Battlefield successes and tight organisation saw him become one of the CIA's prized commanders in the 1980s as America funnelled money and arms into the anti-Soviet resistance through Pakistan. He later turned his military skills against his former patron as he aligned with the Taliban during its insurgency against Hamid Karzai's government and his network was designated a terrorism organisation. Afghan commander Jalaluddin Haqqani (C) with two top guerilla commanders Amin Wardak and Abdul Haq at his Pakistani base in Miranshah Credit: AFP He is believed to have passed control to his son Sirajuddin as early as 2007 as his health failed. A Taliban statement did not say where he died or when. His death has been reported a number of times over recent years. His role had been ideological rather than practical in recent years, said Afghan defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish. "Operationally, his death will not have an impact on the group," he told Reuters. Haqqani first rebelled against the Afghan king in the 1970s and had to flee to Pakistan, but it was in the 1980s when he came to prominence fighting in his tribal heartland of south east Afghanistan as aMujahideen commander after the Soviets invaded to support a Moscow-backed government. The late US Congressman Charlie Wilson who drummed up huge sums of US funding for the Mujaheddin'sguerrilla war once described him as "goodness personified”. Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Taliban's Minister for Tribal Affairs, points to a map of Afghanistan during a visit to Islamabad, Pakistan Credit: Reuters He briefly joined the squabbling Mujahideen commanders who ruled over Kabul in the 1990s after the Soviet withdrawal, but then took up with the Taliban and remained allied for the rest of his life. As his network fought the US-backed Kabul government it became notorious for high-profile and often complex attacks on foreign and government targets. America has long accused Pakistan of supporting the network and doing too little to rein it in. Notorious operations have included attacks on the Indian and American embassies in Kabul. A bombing blamed on the network near the city's embassy district last year killed about 150 people.

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:32

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their allies the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose son Sirajuddin Haqqani now heads the brutal group and is also the Taliban's deputy leader, died "after a long battle with illness", the Taliban said in a statement. Jalaluddin "was from among the great distinguished Jihadi personalities of this era," the Taliban said in the English version of its statement posted on Twitter.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Overruled Staff On Alex Jones Ban: Report

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:17

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey overrode staff recommendations last month and

GOP Senator Slams Trump On Sessions: &apos;The US Is Not Some Banana Republic&apos;

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 21:18

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse accused President Donald Trump on Monday of

8 wounded in gunfire at California apartment complex

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 20:17

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Eight people were wounded, two critically, during a shooting at a California apartment complex during a dice game, police said Monday.