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The Only Thing That Might Kill a New F-22 Fighter for Japan

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 03:00

The insane cost.


Donald Trump Gets Brutally Mocked Over 'Biggest Stadium' Pledge For Ted Cruz

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 02:46

President Donald Trump was widely mocked on Twitter over his "complete and


Ford Cancels Focus Crossover For U.S. Consumers After Trump's Trade War Tariffs

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 02:16

Ford Motor Company announced on Friday it's ditching plans to bring its new


China says not putting pressure on Taiwan's last Africa ally

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:15

China has become increasingly vocal about its desire to win away the country, formerly known as Swaziland, from Taiwan, even as the eSwatini government has denounced Beijing for playing "mind games" and says it has no desire to ditch Taipei. Speaking at a news briefing, China's special envoy for Africa, Xu Jinghu, said the issue of eSwatini and its lack of ties to Beijing was "an important question", but it was up to them to take the initiative.


The Latest: Man on pepper spray flight describes ordeal

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 23:57

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a can of pepper spray going off inside a Hawaiian Airlines flight. (all times local):


Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists, and young sharks

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 22:49

BOSTON (AP) — As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what's driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters — including the state's first attack on a human since 2012.


Federal judge rules against Texas request to end 'Dreamers' program

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 19:59

Judge Andrew Hanen declined to order the U.S. government halt a program that shields young immigrants from deportation.


Police investigate possible terror link to double stabbing at Amsterdam station

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 19:25

A knife attacker on Friday stabbed two people at Amsterdam's Central Station before being shot by police in a suspected terror attack, Dutch police said. The suspect was identified late on Friday evening as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit. "We are seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive," Frans Zuiderhoek, Amsterdam police spokesman, told AFP. Witnesses described scenes of panic earlier as gunshots sounded and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday. "Around 12.10 a man in the west side tunnel of Amsterdam Central Station stabbed two other people and directly after that he was shot by the police," another police spokesman Rob van der Veen said, adding terrorism was not being ruled out by investigators. "The two people are very badly injured, and they were brought to the hospital," he said. "We are looking at all scenarios, also the worst scenario, which is terrorism." Policemen and forensic scientists are at work after a stabbing incident at the central station in Amsterdam Credit:  REMKO DE WAAL/AFP One witness said he saw a young man "stumble" into his flower shop at the station with a bleeding wound to his hand. "Shortly afterwards I heard some shots and I know something has gone badly wrong," Richard Snelders told the ANP news agency. A while later he saw another man lying on the ground nearby, he said. "The first thing that comes up in your mind is that it's a terror attack. After all, you are at Amsterdam Central Station. There was a lot of panic," Snelders said. Police quickly arrived at the scene with video images showing police ordering the suspect in English to "stay down" after he had been shot. "It happened really quickly," Mr Snelders said. Images posted on social media showed security guards ushering passengers towards exits and paramedics arriving at the scene with stretchers. Mr Zuiderhoek said the knifeman's condition was not life-threatening, but that he had been shot in the lower body. "At this moment he is under police custody in hospital. He is being questioned about his motive," Mr Zuiderhoek added. Dutch police were also in close contact with their German counterparts in regards to the suspect's background, he added. Policemen are at work after the stabbing incident  Credit: SEM VAN DER WAL/AFP Initially, police said that the station - located in the Dutch capital's historic canal-ringed city centre - had been evacuated and closed off to all rail traffic. However, police shortly afterwards issued an update to say there was "no talk" of a complete evacuation and that only two platforms had been closed off to passengers. A special police department opened a routine probe into why police shot the man. The Netherlands has so far been spared from the spate of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in the past few years. But amid reports that people linked to those attacks may have crossed into the country, senior Dutch security and intelligence officials have warned of an elevated risk. Passengers are pictured outside the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam  Credit:  GERMAIN MOYON/AFP Police declined to speculate on the reasons for Friday's incident, but the Afghan Taliban in a statement Thursday called for attacks on Dutch troops following plans by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders to stage a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in the Dutch parliament. The plan angered Muslims and sparked protests before Mr Wilders, who received several death threats, announced he was cancelling the competition, saying he wanted to "avoid the risk of making people victims of Islamist violence". About 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam.info travel guide.


U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: Pompeo

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:56

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on rebel-held Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict, as the State Department warned that Washington would respond to any chemical attack by Damascus. The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close Russian ally.


Pregnant Survivor of Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash Delivers Twins Hours Later

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:38

The mother was listed in stable condition and her twins were being treated in the NICU.


Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:43

A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighbouring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations. "I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the region," Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said on Twitter. The plan, which would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland, is the latest stress point in a highly fractious 14-month long dispute between the two states.


Mazda Bongo Friendee Buying Guide

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:40

Oddly named MPV was never an official UK import, but its family friendly features and high spec have earned quite a following. It’s the Friendee you need…


Trump Confirms His 'Insulting' Comments About NAFTA Talks With Canada

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 16:47

President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed "insulting" comments that he'd


Here Comes the MQ-25A Stingray: Boeing Wins Big (And So Do Navy Aircraft Carriers)

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:46

If all goes as planned, Boeing will complete the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles—including integration into the carrier air wing—for an initial operational capability by 2024 under a fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract with a ceiling price of $805.3 million. The service expects to buy 72 production MQ-25 aircraft at a total program cost of roughly $13 billion.


John McCain's mother, 106, stoic at son's memorial service

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:57

When John McCain's flag-draped casket was carried into the US Capitol Friday, among those honoring the senator was a woman who lived through the turbulence of his iconic career and life: his 106-year-old mother. Half a century after she was told her son had been shot down over Vietnam -- where he was held prisoner for five years -- Roberta McCain cut a stoic figure at the memorial for the statesman, who died last weekend following a battle with brain cancer. The silver-haired family matriarch kept her composure as she was wheeled into the Capitol Rotunda where she comforted her weeping granddaughter Meghan McCain, holding her hand and whispering in her ear.


Thousands displaced in Myanmar dam rupture aftermath

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:56

Flooding from a ruptured dam in Myanmar has forced the relocation of more than 63,000 people and disrupted traffic on a major road that connects the country's three biggest cities.


Moving Moments From John McCain's Capitol Hill Tribute

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:21

The late Sen. John McCain was honored by his congressional colleagues and members of the public at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.


John McCain's 106-Year-Old Mother Bids Goodbye to Her Son With the Sign of the Cross

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:08

The 106-year-old was seen consoling McCain's daughter, Meghan, during the emotional service.


Trade deal with U.S. expected to spur Mexican e-commerce

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:07

Mexico's fledgling e-commerce market could get a lift from a trade agreement with the Trump administration that doubles the value of goods that can be imported tax-free from the United States, online businesses and experts said. Mexico and Washington reached a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement on Monday, but talks with Canada, the other country in the 1994 pact, are ongoing and could alter the terms. The bilateral deal between the United States and its southern neighbor would see Mexico double its minimum duty-free shipment threshold, called the de minimis value, to $100, a step that should benefit both express delivery firms and online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc.


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