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Al Sharpton Absolutely Shreds Donald Trump At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:42

> Rev. Al Sharpton at Aretha Franklin's funeral: "When word went out that Ms.

Why Cadillac Developed a New Twin-Turbo V8

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:00

For the luxurious CT6 sedan, a Chevy small block wasn't quite right.

Tesla has a surprise reveal for Grand Basel show; is it the production Roadster?

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:00

The Grand Basel show in Switzerland will play host to a new Tesla reveal, the electric car manufacturer confirmed Friday. Noting the show's theme, the production version of the Tesla's second-generation Roadster is the most likely candidate for a debut, unless the company is prepared to show off something truly surprising. CEO Elon Musk pulled a classic Steve Jobs "one more thing" moment during the reveal of the Tesla Semi and surprised with the Roadster concept car last November.

Florida family desperate ‘to get their life back’ as six-foot long lizard roaming their backyard is on the loose

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:53

A family in Florida with a six-foot long uninvited lizard as their guest, has said they are scared to enter their own backyard for fear of encountering the massive reptile, after wildlife officials were unsuccessful in efforts to capture it. Maria Lieberman told local news stations she first encountered the 100-pound lizard just as she was about to take her 2-year-old son in the family’s pool, in the backyard of their home in Davie, ten miles west of Fort Lauderdale. Ms Lieberman captured a video of the large lizard and posted it on Facebook on 27 August.

'Total Lunacy.' People Are Freaking Out Over How Neil Armstrong Biopic First Man Handles the American Flag on the Moon

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:24

Gosling's comments did not sit well with many, with the hashtag #boycottfirstman trending on twitter Friday morning. Senator Marco Rubio called the movie's choice "total lunacy."

Turkey blacklists jihadist group as Idlib operation looms

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:09

Turkey on Friday officially designated the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group as a "terrorist" organisation, ahead of an anticipated operation by the Syrian regime in the province of Idlib, much of which is controlled by the group. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have been massing for days around Idlib near the Turkish border and look poised to launch what could be a last major battle in the civil war that has torn Syria since 2011. Turkey, which has already listed Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda as terror groups, updated its list of terror groups under a document published in the official gazette and included HTS on the new list.

Russia-backed leader of separatist east Ukraine region reportedly killed in blast

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:43

A prominent pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has been assassinated in one of the highest profile killings in the region since war broke out in 2014.  Alexander Zakharchenko, the president of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, was reported killed in an explosion in a cafe in Donetsk, the breakaway statelet's capital, on Friday afternoon.  His death was confirmed by separatist officials and Ukraine's Security Service, the SBU. Zakharchenko suffered head injuries that were not survivable and died in hospital, Russian media reported on Friday. Two other ministers of the self-declared separatist government caught up in the blast have been hospitalised with severe injuries. The former mining electrician had run the DPR, one of two breakaway statelets sponsored and backed by Moscow, since 2014. He is the most senior of a string of separatist field commanders and officials to suffer mysterious violent deaths since a 2015 peace deal slowed but failed to end the conflict.  Alexander Kazakov, an advisor to Zakharchenko, said the attack may have been carried out by the same people who murdered Arsen “Motorola” Pavlov and Mikhail “Givi” Tolstykh, prominent field commanders who were assassinated in explosions in 2016 and 2017.  He called the blast a "terrorist attack" and said a device had been planted in the cafe “deliberately” and “in advance.”  Police and security forces in Donetsk detained several suspects in the immediate aftermath of the blast, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported, citing an unidentified source familiar with the situation. The source claimed the detainees were Ukrainian "saboteurs".  Russian officials also accused Ukraine of carrying out the assassination.  "We have every reason to believe that the regime in Kiev is behind his murder,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.  “Kiev’s war party is carrying out a terrorist scenario, worsening the situation in the region that is complicated enough,” she added. Ukraine denied any involvement in the incident. Olena Gitlyanska, the SBU spokeswoman, attributed the attack to “internal conflicts” within the region.  Igor Guskov, the SBU head’s chief of staff, said on Ukrainian television that he believed Russia may have been involved in the killing.  “We are not excluding the possibility of Russian law enforcement services attempting to eliminate a notorious figure which, according to our information, was getting in the way and became redundant,” Mr Guskov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.  Mr Zakharchenko, 42, became the leader of the DPR after fighting against Ukrainian government forces in the war that broke out four years ago.  He was named the head of the breakaway region after winning by a landslide in a controversial election, condemned by the European Union as “illegal and illegitimate.”  Prior to that he was the head of the “cabinet” of the region.  Russian-backed security forces put Donetsk on lockdown on Friday evening and blocked all movement into and out of the self-proclaimed republic as they continued a manhunt for suspected perpetrators. An emergency session of the government was summoned to select an acting head of the statelet.

McDonald's Corp. (MCD) Footprint Is Shrinking in the U.S

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:16

The total number of McDonald's Corp (NYSE: MCD) U.S. locations has been on the decline since 2014, but analysts say there's a good explanation for the decline and McDonald's will once again be expanding its U.S. footprint by 2020. Since that time, U.S. restaurant counts have steadily declined to 14,036 in 2017. Bank of America analyst Gregory Francfort expects that trend to continue through 2019, when he projects total U.S. restaurant count will dip to 13,905.

Nearly 500 Children Separated At Border From Parents Are Still In Government Shelters

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 09:43

The news comes five weeks after the U.S. government failed to meet a federal judge's deadline.

At Least 8 Dead After Semi-Truck Smashes Into Greyhound Bus

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 09:02

Authorities said the death toll will likely rise.

Exclusive: Homeless man speaks after judge orders N.J. couple to return GoFundMe donations

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 08:25

EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with Action News, John Bobbitt said, "I wish it didn't come to this."

SB822 Passes California Assembly in Big Win for Net Neutrality Campaigners

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:23

Fight for the Future hailed the result as a big win.

Death toll rises in New Mexico bus crash

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:51

Authorities said at least 7 people were killed when a semi-truck crossed a median on a New Mexico interstate and hit a Greyhound bus head on. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.

'Start Here' podcast: Asian-American students claim discrimination at Harvard

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:35

The Department of Justice said it's siding with the students. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.

Kylie Jenner brings beauty brand to Ulta

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:01

Kylie Jenner is taking her beauty empire to the next level, via a new partnership with Ulta Beauty. The reality TV star and founder of Kylie Cosmetics took to Twitter recently to let her fans know that she is bringing her cult beauty brand to the mass retailer this holiday season. "This brand addition is yet another example of successful, digitally native brands valuing a brick-and-mortar partnership with Ulta Beauty to extend their reach with consumers," Ulta CEO Mary Dillon told WWD.

Top Dem Swalwell: Exiting White House counsel McGahn coached aides on testimony

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:00

If Democrats retake control of the House, White House counsel Don McGahn may be called to testify.

Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:46

Coca-Cola on Friday said it had agreed to buy international coffee chain Costa from its UK owner Whitbread, in a deal that gives the beverages behemoth its first global coffee brand. "Hot beverages is one of the few remaining segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand. Costa gives us access to this market through a strong coffee platform," Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey said in a joint statement.

Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:08

Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook over the treatment of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group whose plight elicits little sympathy in the Buddhist-majority nation. Last year's military crackdown ostensibly on Rohingya militants pushed out some 700,000 of the minority in violence that horrified the world. A UN report on Monday pulled few punches in calling for the army chief's prosecution for genocide against the Rohingya and singled out Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak up for the group.

David Stockman Calls Trump A 'Complete Ignoramus' On Fiscal Policy

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:42

Ronald Reagan's budget director slammed President Donald Trump as an