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Bill O'Reilly Accuser Says She's Still 'Terrified' Of Fox News

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:17

Juliet Huddy, a former Fox News employee who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexually harassing her in 2011, said Monday that she’s still “terrified” of the network after the lengths it went to in order to protect him and discredit her.

Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:58

Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.

St Andrews University students celebrate 'Raisin Monday'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:52

In a tradition that may go back centuries, older students at St Andrews spend a weekend showing new kids around, after which the younger students demonstrate their gratitude with a gift. It used to be raisins, but not now.

Body Found May Be Of Missing 3-Year-Old Left Outside By Dad: Police

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:01

Authorities believe they have found the body of a missing 3-year-old Texas girl who vanished three weeks ago, allegedly after her father left her outside at night as punishment.

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Run For Re-election As An Independent

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:00

confirmed he’ll run for re-election next year as an independent candidate.

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:58

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan's defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level, requiring "different responses" to the threat.

White supremacist saved by black protester after being punched at anti-Nazi march

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:24

Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, Randy Furniss, hands in his pockets, walked slowly through a crowd Thursday that had largely gathered to protest white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was delivering a speech at the University of Florida. Days before Florida Gov. Rick Scott, R, had warned in an executive order that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent" in Alachua County, where the University of Florida is located, noting that prior speaking engagements involving Spencer have sparked protest and violence. The event was Spencer's first public speech on a college campus since he led hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists, white nationalists and others through the University of Virginia in a far-right rally in August that preceded a weekend of violent protests in Charlottesville.

Norway wealth fund watchdog reviewing investment in U.S. pipeline firm

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:52

The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is reviewing allegations that U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners may breach the fund's investment guidelines. Under rules set by Norway's parliament, any firm the fund invests in must meet guidelines related to the environment, human rights, governance and other issues. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has said it could contaminate the Missouri River and said it threatens their sacred sites.

'Spine-chilling screams' of a teenage girl in a 'Jaws-like' shark attack in Australia

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:34

A 15-year-old girl in Australia was thrown off her kayak by a 15-foot shark which then hunted her in “spine-chilling” scenes likened to those in Jaws. Sarah Williams was tossed into the air when a shark hit her kayak while paddling alongside her family in the state of South Australia. As the predator repeatedly circled and hit the kayak, she was hauled onto a boat by her brother, who lifted her over the deadly great white shark. The teenager escaped with minor injuries, saying the attack was "everything you picture in the Jaws movie". "I saw it when I was in the water with it,” she told Channel Nine. “I saw what it was and I saw its fin.” It was going to eat her... The difference between my daughter being alive and not being with me today is 10 seconds Chris Williams, her father, said the shark was “ferocious” and should be hunted and killed. "Sarah — she had been thrown into the air and just come down into the water, and this shark has just rolled and all I saw was the dark side and the white belly and just huge fins and just white water everywhere,” he told ABC Radio. "It was going to eat her... The difference between my daughter being alive and not being with me today is 10 seconds. It's something I don't ever want to experience again.” He added: “To hear the spine- chilling screams from your daughter is just indescribable." The 15-foot shark threw the young girl off her kayak while she was paddling next to her family's motor boat  Credit: 7 news  Adrienne Clarke, the teenager’s mother, said the shark continued to attack  the family’s small motor boat after Sarah was pulled into it.   "The shark then followed the kayak while it was roped to our motorised boat for about ten minutes trying to come back at it, but eventually gave up,” she told ABC News. “My son, who was in the motorised boat, said it was the same length as the kayak… The worst thing that has come of it is she has lost her phone and her sound system, and she's gone home with both of her legs." About | Shark attacks Australia has had a growing number of shark attacks in recent years, including several fatalities. The attack in South Australia prompted calls for a cull – a move resisted by the state government. "The question of culls is a complex one," said Jay Weatherill, the state premier. “It's difficult to create a system of culling which doesn't implicate other species such as turtles, dolphins and other marine animals.” Surf Life Saving authorities urged the public to alert emergency services as soon as sharks are sighted and to do so before posting images on social media.

Shocking moment man pushes woman onto train tracks in Hong Kong

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:08

A man shocked onlookers when he pushed a woman onto train tracks at a station in Hong Kong, causing her to fall and hit her head. The harrowing CCTV footage shows him strolling past a woman in a hi-viz vest before knocking her onto the tracks. After falling, she looks up at her attacker. The 59-year-old unnamed cleaner was shoved onto the rails by a man who then slowly walks away from the scene. According to the South China Morning Post, she had been on platform No 5 at the Yuen Long terminal for the Light Rail’s 761P route at about 10.30am. She waved to an acquaintance before being shoved onto the tracks. No train was passing at the time, but the terrifying possibility clearly resonated with social media users, who have shared the video thousands of times. According to the South China Morning Post, the man was arrested on suspicion of assault. A spokeswoman told the newspaper: “The woman suffered injuries to her jaw and was sent to Pok Oi Hospital for treatment.” It is understood the alleged assailant has a Hong Kong identity card. Officers are now searching for a motive.

US 'to put nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert' for first time since Cold War

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:49

The United States is preparing to put nuclear bomber planes on 24-hour alert for the first time since the Cold War, a senior Air Force official has said. A fleet of B-52s laden with nuclear weapons could soon be readied to launch within a day's notice amid growing tensions with North Korea. General David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, said US military leaders were being forced to adapt to "the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in".

British man tells of his terrifying five-mile swim for his life - pursued by a 13-foot shark

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:08

A British diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia has said he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore - shadowed by a large tiger shark. The spear fisherman, John Craig, was underwater off Western Australia state Friday when his boat was swept away due to engine problems and strong currents. He told the BBC that sharks gravitated towards him because stress had raised his heart rate. Mr Craig said: "I could feel my heart rate up, because I was panicking that I'd been left, after about five or ten minutes of this I put my head in the water to check I was still in the same place, and then at arm's reach, there was this huge four-meter tiger shark, I turned around and there was another fairly big sandbar whaler, which is another type of shark that you get here." A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia was followed by a large tiger shark He told local media the tiger shark was "easily the biggest tiger shark I've been in the water with and that's saying something having worked as a dive instructor for over 10 years." Terrified in the shark-infested waters near Shark Bay, he made the decision to swim back to shore. "I have to admit that at this point I thought I was gone - four nautical miles out to sea with a huge tiger shark following me. I thought this was it, this is how I'm going to die," he said. "The shark would disappear into the gloom then suddenly reappear behind me, just keeping pace with me behind my fins." Diver's close encounter with shark in Western Australia He spoke of how the shark pursued him, trying to kill him: "The shark didn't swim away, it actually followed me, so I started swimming towards the shore and the shark just kept pace behind me, so every time I looked back I just saw its huge head pointed at my fins, so I just kept my spear gun pointed towards my fins so it wouldn't get close enough to actually touch them, then it would disappear in the gloom then come down and come up below me and come from the was all because I was panicking. "I've been a dive instructor for ten years, and I knew straight away sharks were there because my heart rate was up and I was panicking. After about three or four minutes of swimming it just accelerated then started swimming beside me going towards the shore. So for about 15 minutes it was just swimming with me." Mr Craig kept his speargun pointed behind him as he embarked on a swim of "pure endurance", eventually losing the shark. He was later spotted by rescuers on a remote beach. "It's an absolutely incredible story," Shark Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue commander Greg Ridgley told Perth's Sunday Times. Tiger sharks shown here off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa Credit: Rainer Schimpf / Barcroft Media "He swam at least five miles in shark-infested waters... I just can't believe anybody could do that. It's such a massive effort, in that short timeframe too." There have been 14 encounters off the nation's vast coastline this year, including the death of a 17-year-old girl mauled by a shark in full view of her parents in Western Australia. Experts say incidents are increasing as water sports become more popular and baitfish move closer to shore, but fatalities remain rare.

Philippines declares battle with Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:07

By Roli Ng and Manuel Mogato MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years. Offensive combat operations were terminated after troops put a stop to the last stand of rebel gunmen who clung on inside several buildings in the heart of Marawi, and refused to surrender. Artillery and automatic gunfire were still heard on Monday and Reuters journalists saw flames behind a mosque.

In Communist China, it's a man's world at the top

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:18

When Xi Jinping warned against "pleasure seeking" in a stern message to the Communist Party congress last week, the audience included few women and some notable absentees -- officials ousted by graft scandals involving illicit affairs. The scene was a reminder that China's leadership remains a man's world, where women have been excluded from the highest echelons of power and men have abused their positions in sex-for-favours scandals. Since the Communists took power in 1949, under Mao Zedong who famously declared that "women hold up half the sky", no woman has ever risen to the top ruling council.

Snoop Dogg Rips Trump In 'Make America Crip Again'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:07

Snoop Dogg is bashing President Donald Trump again, this time over the NFL anthem controversy.

Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 01:08

The families of a young couple found dead in an embrace believe they died in a murder-suicide motivated by compassion.

George Clooney, Matt Damon Respond to Weinstein Allegations

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00

Clooney and Damon both said they had no knowledge of the alleged misconduct by the man who helped launch their careers.

EPA Abruptly Blocks 3 Agency Scientists From Giving Talks On Climate Change

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:51

The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly barred three agency scientists from giving talks about climate change at a conference in Rhode Island days before they were scheduled to speak. Administrator Scott Pruitt has said he does not believe greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels cause climate change, and has scrapped or proposed eliminating numerous regulations to reduce emissions.

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:08

TONIGHT - @SenJohnMcCain talks about the Vietnam War's legacy on C-SPAN, at 6 & 10pm ET.—

'It was going to eat her' - Aussie teen survives shark scare

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:59

An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to "eat her". Sarah Williams, 15, was fishing for squid from a kayak off the South Australian coast near Normanville on Sunday when the shark struck. "This shark has just rolled and all I saw was the dark side and the white belly and just huge fins and just white water everywhere," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.