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Man Risks His Life to Save 94-Year-Old Motorist Driving Wrong Way on Texas Highway

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:01

Thomas Prado, a delivery driver, was shocked to find the elderly motorist driving at 55 mph in the wrong direction.

Aretha Franklin Dressed in Blue During 2nd Viewing in Michigan

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:46

The Queen of Soul died on Aug. 16.

Shayna Hubers Case: Kentucky Woman Convicted of Killing Boyfriend Because He Was Leaving Her for Miss Ohio

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:43

Hubers sobbed in the courtroom as the guilty verdict was handed down.

Mourning John McCain

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:30

Residents lined up at the Arizona statehouse on Wednesday to pay respects to the late U.S. Senator John McCain, the Vietnam War hero and two-time Republican presidential candidate whose body will lie in state for the day at the Capitol Rotunda in Phoenix.

Fire Dept: 2 workers die in scaffolding collapse near Disney

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:02

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed as they were pouring concrete on the seventh floor of a 16-story hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday, Orange County Sheriff's officials said.

Elon Musk Could Face Legal Action After Asking Why Cave Diver He Called A Pedophile Hasn't Sued

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:46

A tech billionaire who just couldn't stop tweeting stupid things may now face

11 Of Our Favorite Home Finds From Wayfair's Labor Day Sale

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:39

The arrival of Labor Day means it's nearly time to pack away those best-

Elon Musk challenged Thai cave rescue hero to sue him if he's not a 'pedo'. The diver's lawyers are now preparing legal action

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:20

When Elon Musk accused a Thai cave rescue hero of being a "pedo", he suggested he would have been sued if it was not true. Mr Musk has revived the bizarre accusation in recent hours when he posted a tweet suggesting once again that Vern Unsworth, one of the divers involved in the rescue, was a paedophile. In a strange conversation that began with a discussion of whether Mr Musk had cried or not, he argued with a Twitter user who suggested that he should have been more careful when he made the first accusation.

How America Should Handle Iran and North Korea

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:12

Washington must not use a one-size-fits-all approach.

More than 150 people arrested in immigration raid on Texas business

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:59

The raid was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a branch of Ice. Agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) arrested more than 150 people at a trailer manufacturer in north Texas based on allegations of immigration violations. At a Tuesday news conference shortly after the raid, officials called the arrests “one of the larger work site enforcement operations conducted at one site in the past 10 years”.

Twitter Users Blast Hypocrisy Of Donald Trump's 'Anonymous Sources' Warning

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:44

President Donald Trump's attempt at making a public service announcement about

White House Counsel Don McGahn To Depart This Fall

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:42

White House Counsel Don McGahn will step down from his role this fall,

Newlyweds Killed in Car Crash While on Their Way to Whistler for Honeymoon

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:38

Amy Moffat, 28, and Stephen Graham, 30, were married for only a few weeks before they were tragically killed in a car accident on the way to their honeymoon destination.

Scallops row warnings 'fell on deaf ears', say UK fishermen, after French 'hurl rocks and smoke bombs' at boats

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:22

British fishermen have claimed that warnings about an extraordinary clash over scallops in the English Channel fell "on deaf ears". French mariners have been accused of endangering the lives of their UK counterparts after rocks, smoke bombs and other projectiles were allegedly hurled at English and Scottish vessels during the confrontation in the early hours of Tuesday. Around a dozen British boats were targeted by the rival flotilla in a protest over fishing rights in the scallop-rich waters exacerbated by Brexit talks. The Government said it had contacted officials in France about the matter, adding the vessels were "legally entitled" to fish in the area. But some British fishermen have claimed they had previously reported similar skirmishes over the past two years to the authorities. "Nothing happened, it just went on deaf ears," said Brixham-based mariner Derek Meredith. Around a dozen UK fishing boats were targeted by a rival French flotilla in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy early on Tuesday The South Western Fish Producers Organisation, which represents many of the boats and has been negotiating with French fishermen, condemned the behaviour as dangerous. Chief executive Jim Portus said: "They are endangering life at sea by being unprofessional. The French might look like heroes to the French coastal communities, but it's really awful to put other mariners in danger." Around 40 French boats were said to be responsible for the disruption. One of the British ships, The Golden Promise, had a window smashed by an airborne can, while another suffered fire damage after a flare was thrown at it, Mr Portus said. A smashed window onboard of Golden Promise at the Brixham Harbour in Devon, which was broken by a rock thrown by french fishermen Credit:  He claimed to have received a message from the chief negotiator of the French scallop industry on Wednesday morning that said: "I regret the altercations that occurred... it will not happen again." 'It's happened before... the French navy were there and did nothing' It is not the first time such a clash has taken place, according to the owner of one of the Brixham boats involved. Derek Meredith told the BBC: "It's happened in previous years, two years ago it happened to us - not as forceful as this time I wouldn't have said - but the same thing, the French navy were there on site and never done a thing. "We reported it to the (Marine Management Organisation), nothing happened, it just went on deaf ears." The skipper of Joanna C, Nathan Clark, also told the broadcaster: "I'm not really concerned because we're doing nothing wrong... it's just the safety of my crew and the boat really, because there's nothing to stop them doing it all over again." Fishermen Callum Clark and Nathan Clark onboard Joanna C at the Brixham Harbour in Devon after they were attacked Credit:  Britain's National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations has appealed for calm, while the Scottish White Fish Producers Association lashed out at the "vigilante behaviour". Long-running dispute over section of Channel Maritime authorities in France also sought to soothe tensions on Wednesday, decrying the showdown as "very dangerous" and expressing hope that "things will calm down". The long-running dispute centres on a section of the Channel from which French fishermen cannot harvest scallops until later in the year, due to domestic environmental laws. Dramatic footage broadcast by France 3 Normandie showed boats colliding as tensions finally boiled over. The Honeybourne 3 (right), a Scottish scallop dredger, in dock at Shoreham Credit: Andrew Matthews /PA One of the British boats involved in the clash was said to be the Honeybourne 3, a Scottish scallop dredger, along with two ships from Brixham harbour, The Golden Promise and Joanna C. The Honeybourne 3, one of the British boats involved in the clash, was moored in Shoreham Port on Wednesday morning. A black spatter mark was visible on the vessel's stern while dents and scrapes marked the port side bow. MP claims 'no evidence' that French have taken action against vessels Fears have been raised about the safety of the British fleet, which the Government said was its "highest priority". Sheryll Murray, MP for South East Cornwall, claimed Environment Secretary Michael Gove had assured her that "appropriate measures" were in place to protect fishermen. She also criticised the response of the French authorities, saying there was "no evidence whatsoever" that they had taken action against the vessels. Dimitri Rogoff, head of a Normandy fishermen's association, said the violent scenes "demonstrate the exasperation of Normandy fishermen in a situation which persists and does not change". A history of fishing 'wars' At a glance | The “Cod Wars” UK government: Safety of fleet is highest priority A British government spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of aggression directed towards UK fishing vessels in an area of the English Channel not under UK control. "These vessels were operating in an area they are legally entitled to fish. "The safety of the UK fleet is our highest priority and we will continue to monitor the presence and activities of vessels in the area. "We are in contact with industry and the French administration to encourage meaningful dialogue and prevent further incidents from occurring."  

EU urges 'amicable' end to Franco-British scallop war

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:19

The European Commission on Wednesday urged France and Britain to find an "amicable" solution after fishermen from the two countries clashed in the English Channel over a hoard of scallops. Brussels insisted however that it could not get involved in the fight as arrangements for trawling for the prized shellfish were made between individual countries, not at a European level. "We saw the reports of incidents involving French and British fishermen off the coast of Normandy," European Commission spokesman Daniel Rosario told a daily briefing in Brussels.

Former Texas Cop Found Guilty Of Murder In Shooting Unarmed Teenager Jordan Edwards

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:15

Roy Oliver, a former Texas police officer, was convicted on Tuesday of murder

Myanmar rejects 'false allegations' in U.N. genocide report

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 06:31

The U.N. report marked the first time the organization has explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. "Our stance is clear and I want to say sharply that we don't accept any resolutions conducted by the Human Rights Council," the main government spokesman, Zaw Htay, said in an interview published in state media. The fact-finding mission on Myanmar was established in March 2017 by the U.N. Human Rights Council.