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The Latest: 2 rescued women say they once got close to Oahu

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:05

WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of two sailors lost nearly six months in the Pacific (all times local):

Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russia inquiry

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 22:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on Twitter that the "facts are pouring out" about links to Russia by his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

MSNBC Host Skewers Claims Clinton Helped Sell Uranium To Russians

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 22:07

Joy Reid just reclaimed her time on national television.

Montana Identical Twins Dead in Murder-Suicide

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:37

A long-running feud between two twin brothers apparently ended in a murder-suicide, a Montana sheriff tells PEOPLE

Simon Cowell Rushed to Hospital After 'Scary' Accident at His London Home

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:37

Simon Cowell was taken to a hospital Friday morning after falling down the stairs at his London home, PEOPLE confirms

Controversial Congressman Touts Iowa 'Peasant Hunt' With Donald Trump Jr.

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:08

It might have been a good idea for Akron locals to clear out after white nationalist sympathizer Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) boasted in a tweet Saturday that he and Donald Trump Jr. were setting out on a “peasant hunt” in Iowa.

New Use of A.I. Accurately Detects Cancer 86 Percent of the Time

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:04

This puts artificial intelligence to best possible use.

Is It Time for the U.S. Navy to Start Building Non-Nuclear Stealth Submarines?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:24

Russia has them. If Congress and the Trump administration read a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about Russia’s diesel-electric submarines, they might be thinking America needs to seriously consider acquiring its own conventional submarines. The blockbuster article by Julian E. Barnes documents a three-month cat-and-mouse game between a Russian diesel-electric submarine and the NATO countries trying to track it.

Why Israel's Stealth F-35I Is Truly One of a Kind

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:22

For fifty years, the United States has provided top-of-the-line fighter aircraft to help defend Israel from attack. Israel’s fielding of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, known locally as Adir, continues that tradition even as the country puts its own technological touch on the fifth-generation fighter. Unlike other F-35 customers, Israel is modifying its fighters from the outset to address unique security challenges and the country’s technological capabilities.

Is Israel Preparing to Strike Hezbollah?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 19:14

Likely as a response to the effective Israeli interdiction of convoys delivering high-quality arms from Iran to Hezbollah, Tehran and Hezbollah have decided to build the capability to produce advanced weapons in Lebanon rather than ship them there. The arms set for production reportedly include precise surface-to-surface missiles that can travel long distances and inflict significant damage on Israeli forces and infrastructure, thus crossing a red line set by Israel. The latter’s most preferable strategy is to halt Hezbollah’s production of advanced weaponry in Lebanon by means that do not unnecessarily risk provoking a war.

High winds sweep Central Europe, leave 5 dead, others hurt

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 17:19

BERLIN (AP) — High winds knocked down trees and caused widespread travel chaos across much of Central Europe on Sunday, leaving five people dead and several injured.

Spanish-unity supporters demonstrate in Barcelona

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 16:49

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia's capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting "Viva Espana!"

Rose McGowan Offered $1 Million In Harvey Weinstein Hush Money: Report

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 16:35

Rose McGowan says someone in Harvey Weinstein’s inner circle offered her $1 million in late September to stay quiet about sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood mogul, The New York Times reported.

Top GOP Lawmaker: 'I Wish Democrats Would Help' Look Into Russian Election Meddling

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 15:05

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is accusing Democrats of not doing enough to help investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, which would likely come as news to many of them.

Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City honored quake victims

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 15:01

A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City's Day of the Dead parade, which this year honored the 228 capital residents killed by a Sept. 19 earthquake.

Iceland's scandal-hit PM wins snap election, hopes to form government

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:30

Iceland's conservative prime minister came out on top in a snap election despite a string of scandals, final results confirmed Sunday, but it remained unclear whether he will be able to form a viable coalition. PM Bjarni Benediktsson, 47, was accused named last year in the "Panama Papers" worldwide tax-evasion leaks. The Independence Party won 16 seats in the 63-seat parliament.

George Washington's church to remove plaque honouring first US president as monuments row takes twist

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:23

The church where George Washington worshipped is removing a plaque honouring the memory of America’s first president in the latest example of the way historic monuments are influencing contemporary politics. Officers at Christ Church, in Alexandria, Virginia, said it was removing the plaque for the slave-owning president along with one for a second parishioner, General Robert Lee, who rose to the head of the Confederate army during the Civil War. “The Vestry has unanimously decided that the plaques create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church, and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbours,” church officers said in a letter to the congregation following a month-long consultation period. Washington was one of the congregation’s founding members in 1773, paying for pew number five, while General Lee’s daughter left the church $10,000 in her will. The two plaques have hung on either side of the altar since 1870, soon after Lee’s death, paid for by city residents. Workers in New Orleans prepare to remove a statue of General Robert Lee in May Credit: AP But local authorities across the US have removed a string of Confederate statues and memorials from public places in recent years. Critics say there is no place in modern America for symbols associated with racism and slavery. The issue is highly charged. One person died in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August when counter-protesters clashed with white nationalists protesting against the removal of a General Lee Statue. All are welcome. (Except George Washington.)— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) October 28, 2017 The controversies prompted Donald Trump to ponder whether Washington would be targeted next. In its letter, first reported by the Republican Standard website, church officers said that times had changed. “We understand that both Washington and Lee lived in times much different than our own, and that each man, in addition to his public persona, was a complicated human being, and like all of us, a child of God,” they wrote. The plaques are due to be relocated by next summer as the church decides how better to commemorate its famous worshippers.

Copts call for action over church closures in southern Egypt

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:21

Coptic Christians in the south of Egypt renewed calls on local authorities for an end to discrimination, after a number of churches have been closed down in recent weeks. Two churches in two separate villages in the southern province of Minya have been shut down by the authorities, a statement by the Minya diocese said. It said worshippers were harassed at both churches and pelted with rocks at one of them.

Iran blocks 'illegal' rally at ancient king's tomb

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:34

Iranian authorities on Sunday prevented an "illegal gathering" at the tomb of ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and arrested a number of suspects, local media reported. The Mizanonline news website said the intelligence ministry had identified members of "a counter-revolutionary group which had wanted to organise an illegal gathering under the pretext of celebrating Cyrus". Authorities in Iran last October arrested several organisers of a rally at the same site.

These 'Fun Size' Salads May Be The Scariest Trick This Halloween

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:19

What could be scarier than getting an apple or raisins this Halloween?