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Despite tensions, China says navy chief plans to visit U.S. next month

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 06:45

China's defense ministry said on Thursday that navy chief Shen Jinlong plans to visit the United States in September, despite an escalating trade row that threatens to spill into other areas of tension between the two countries. The announcement the ministry's spokesman Wu Qian comes two months after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Beijing. China said that visit yielded positive results, and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe has accepted an invitation to visit the United States before the end of the year.

S. Korea's Moon replaces defence chief in cabinet reshuffle

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 03:21

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday replaced his defence chief and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle after falling approval ratings in recent weeks. Moon has driven a rapid diplomatic rapprochement with nuclear-armed North Korea, but defence minister Song Young-moo came under fire for mishandling a controversy over a defence intelligence unit. In March, documents emerged detailing military plans to impose martial law against protesters demanding the ouster of Moon's predecessor Park Geun-hye last year, but Song failed to report them to the presidential Blue House.

Candy Crash: Truck Full Of Sweets Overturns In Highway Road Rage Incident

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 02:35

Well, this brings a whole new meaning to the term snaccident.

S. Korea police raid BMW office over car fires

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 01:26

South Korean police raided German carmaker BMW's Seoul headquarters Thursday in connection with dozens of engine fires. An official at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency's white collar crime unit said officers were investigating whether the company covered up vehicle defects and had confiscated documents and other materials. There was no immediate comment from BMW Korea.

2 in custody after woman's body parts were found in bags in New York

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 01:24

Police received a 911 call just after 7:30 p.m. after they say a child discovered a bag with a foot sticking out of it that washed ashore inside Barretto Point Park.

Police Find Ohio Teen Who Disappeared After He Witnessed Dad's Killing

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:42

Ohio authorities say they've found a teenager who had been missing since last

Three released from jail in New Mexico compound case

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 20:40

Judge Emilio Chavez ordered charges to be dropped against Lucas Morton, his wife Subhannah Wahhaj and her sister Hujrah Wahhaj because prosecutors had failed to follow a procedural rule after they were charged and jailed. "They're out now," said Megan Mitsunaga, a defense attorney for Subhannah Wahhaj. The three still face a criminal trespassing case in magistrates court in Taos County for building their makeshift settlement on a plot of land near Amalia, New Mexico, that did not belong to them, Mitsunaga said.

Democrats And Republicans In Florida's Governor's Race Got The Opponent They Wanted

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 19:47

Florida Republicans and Democrats both got the opponents they most wanted to

Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracks

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 18:42

Teslas are well known for their acceleration, but flying? A Canadian man caught some serious air after speeding over a railroad crossing in Barrie, Canada, on Tuesday at around 8 p.m. local time. A security camera happened to catch the incident, and holy crap. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk opens up about the personal toll Tesla is taking on him The 46-year-old driver "became airborne and crashed over 100 feet into the opposing lane," according to Barrie Today. The Tesla skidded after landing, and eventually hit a tree in a parking lot. Considering Teslas are, you know, not supposed to fly, it's not surprising that the four-door vehicle, which appears to be a sedan, was totaled. The exact model was not released.  Global News reports that the driver of the vehicle was charged with dangerous driving, and was treated at the hospital for minor injuries along with a passenger. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved.  Teslas are relatively heavy cars thanks to the electric battery, so it's safe to say that the vehicle's impressive acceleration capabilities did help the vehicle go airborne, though given the charges it appears that police are blaming the driver. Here's what the driver saw before liftoff:  Image: screenshot/google mapsA Redditor who claims to live in the area said it's quite easy to get airborne on the tracks: "I live near here and you literally just need to be going 30 to get air. The guy is a moron." WATCH: Say goodbye to your crutches with this hands-free alternative

Puerto Ricans Are ‘Outraged But Not Surprised’ By New Hurricane Maria Death Toll

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:48

After the governor of Puerto Rico raised the island's official Hurricane Maria

Manafort asks to move upcoming trial, cites publicity in DC

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked Wednesday to move his upcoming trial out of the nation's capital and to Roanoke, Virginia, with his lawyers citing "intensely negative news coverage" and potential juror bias against him.

Friends say John McCain 'believed in America,’ as late senator lays in state in Arizona

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:38

Some of Arizona’s top politicians have paid their respects to the late Senator John McCain in a ceremony at the state Capitol, days after the Navy veteran died of an aggressive form of brain cancer. Mr McCain laid in state in Phoenix on Wednesday, as family, friends, and grateful constituents paused to herald the 30-year senator's service to his country. "John McCain believed in America.

Safety and Driver Assistance

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 16:00

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo / Turbo S Review

Mock hearings and staged protests: Inside the White House's 'intense' preparations for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:57

An official involved in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s preparations described the robust operation that's designed to get him ready for the confirmation hearings.

Iran top diplomat in surprise Syria talks with Erdogan

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:51

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday held previously unannounced talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish presidency said, with the situation in Syria likely to have dominated the agenda. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who attended the meeting, said "bilateral ties... (and) Syria" were on the agenda, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Newlywed Couple Killed in Crash on Way to Honeymoon: 'Don't Take a Day for Granted'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:37

Amy Moffat, 28, and Stephen Graham, 30, were driving to Whistler, British Columbia, for their honeymoon when their car veered off the road near Yakima in Washington state about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Duesenberg becomes most expensive American car ever sold!

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:35

One of just two SSJs built, owned by Hollywood star Gary Cooper and later by Briggs Cunningham, also becomes the most expensive pre-war car ever

Monterey Car Week: day three auction results

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:35

This was the big day, and the last day, and it was spectacular. The obvious highlight was the 250 GTO, but there was plenty more as well...

Candidate accused: Trump loyalist Duncan Hunter may show a criminal indictment isn’t the end of the campaign road

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:21

California Republican Duncan Hunter takes a page from the Trump playbook to try to distract voters from the federal charges against him.

British Thai cave rescue hero sends legal letter to Elon Musk threatening to sue over paedo accusation

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 15:12

The British caving expert who coordinated the rescue of 12 Thai children trapped underground has informed Elon Musk he is preparing to sue him, after the Tesla founder labelled him a “paedo” on Twitter.  Vernon Unsworth, 63, enraged the billionaire when he rejected his offer of sending a submarine to assist the rescue, pointing out that it was not a workable solution, and deriding it as a "PR stunt". He said Mr Musk could "stick his submarine where it hurts." Mr Musk hit back, calling Mr Unsworth a “paedo guy”, in a now-deleted tweet. He then issued an apology, and said he had tweeted “in anger”. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla But on Tuesday he reignited the controversy by mocking Mr Unsworth for not following up on his threat to take legal action. On Wednesday it emerged that Mr Unsworth’s lawyers had in fact sent Mr Musk a letter on August 6, informing him of their intention to sue for the “false and defamatory statements.” “You published through three different tweets to your twenty-two million followers that Mr Unsworth engages in the sexual exploitation of Thai children, and you did so at a time when he was working to save the lives of twelve Thai children,” wrote L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based defamation expert, in a letter obtained by BuzzFeed.  “You did so without any basis. According to a subsequent Twitter post, you did so out of anger.” A Tesla representative did not respond to The Telegraph’s request for comment. Mr Unsworth told Sky News on Wednesday: “It's all being dealt with, that's all I can say."