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Women Say They Were Burned and Branded by Doctors During Initiations Into a Secret Sorority

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:00

State officials will examine whether the women's complaints warrant an investigation now


Cop Rescues Piglet Running Around on Highway

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:17

The piglet was taken to safety and will be up for adoption soon.


Corey Feldman Begs for Peers Who Witnessed Pedophilia in Hollywood to Come Forward

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:54

Corey Feldman is speaking out again about the alleged abuse he suffered as a child actor — abuses he claims are part of a larger problem of pedophilia in Hollywood


WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:13

GENEVA (AP) — After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador."


Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Mass Shooting Left Instructions For Funeral: 'Remember Me For Who I Was'

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:08

He was killed trying to shield others during the hail of gunfire.


Oxford Students To Alumna Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Inaction Is 'Inexcusable'

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:51

Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumnus Aung San Suu Kyi, now the de facto leader of Myanmar, for her response to the crisis engulfing the Rohingya in the country’s Rakhine State.


Father Dies After Being Hit With Rock Thrown Over an Overpass

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:27

A Michigan father has been killed after a rock allegedly thrown over an overpass by teenagers hit him on his way home from work


Supporters of white supremacist Richard Spencer arrested for attempted murder hours after his speech

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:58

Supporters of white surpemacist Richard Spencer were arrested for attempted murder just hours after he made a controversial speech at the University of Florida. Shouting "hail hitler", the three men shot at anti-racist protesters in the city of Gainesville, northern Florida. Tyler Tenbrink, 30, William Fears, 28 and Colston Fears, 28, pulled up to a bus stop and began "offering Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler to the group” police said in a statement.


Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:35

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' case remains a headache for Arizona's court system long after her murder trial had spectators lining up for seats, attorneys squabbling in court and two different juries deadlocking on whether she deserved the death penalty.


Now's not the time to politicize the roving gangs of giant spiders slowly taking over America

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:00

First and foremost, let me say that what’s happening in this country right now is simply tragic. Families have lost loved ones, and this nation mourns with them.  But it is both premature and reprehensible to inject politics into this sudden, aggressive infestation of roving gangs of giant, six-foot-tall spiders, the likes of which have never been witnessed by mankind in all of existence, until the formal investigation of this horrific nightmare is complete and while families are still mourning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the many cities that have now bravely fallen to the pack of huge violent spiders, as they slowly make their way eastward across our great country, killing everything in their path. SEE ALSO: I think people should just stick to their profession, that is, unless they agree with me politically These spiders are huge, scary, and it seems like the only thing they want is human blood. People have lost their lives, families have been torn apart forever. And YOU want to use this moment to push your anti-Huge Spider agenda? That is absolutely disgusting. We stand with the families of the brave men and women who were needlessly subjected to the easily preventable wrath of these giant, monstrous spiders, whose sole purpose seem to be the death and destruction of this country’s citizens.  Image: mashable composite; shutterstockUnfortunately, thousands of lives needlessly lost at the bloody fangs of these roving and vicious packs of gigantic spiders, is simply the cost of freedom. We must stand united as people as we search for the meaning behind these evil attacks at the hands of the Huge Spiders slowly moving across the country, sacking every village, town, and city they encounter.  But I must reiterate, it is not yet the time to act politically on this tragedy. Though the death count rises, our spirit remains unbroken. And though it would be very easy to implement anti-Huge Spider policy that other countries have proven work absolutely in the face of the Huge Spider threat, we must not follow suit.  It is completely inappropriate to even think about preventing this tragedy. It JUST happened. And though the threat looms large that another, greater Huge Spider attack is certainly imminent, we must pray that maybe these Spider Attacks will simply stop on their own.  There is a time and place for a political debate. But now, in the face of preventable tragedy, is not the time. Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, nor violence. We will stand firm in the face of these Huge Spiders who just want kill us.  And we will pray and hope that one day we, or someone we love, never actually encounter one. Thanks for reading Mashable Humor: original comedy every day. Or most days. We're people, just like you, and we're trying our best.


Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:37

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border. The projectiles crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the military said it targeted three Syrian artillery guns in response. No damage or injuries were reported in Israel.


Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:03

Spain has acted upon Article 155


Several Injured in Mass Knife Attack in Germany

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:31

Five people were wounded in the attack in the German city of Munich Saturday.


Why Building 'Baby' Aircraft Carriers Would Be a Bad Idea for the U.S. Navy

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:31

The Navy can buy smaller, cheaper carriers rather than the $13 billion Ford-class behemoths it is currently constructing, according to a new study by RAND Corporation. The RAND study is a public version of a classified study conducted in 2016 at the behest of the U.S. Navy, which was ordered by Congress to examine cheaper options than the Ford-class carriers.


Ranking The Best Shows On Netflix You Can Watch Right Now

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:08

Netflix has become that friend who just won’t stop proposing outlandish new ideas.


Bannon: Bush Presidency Most 'Destructive' in U.S. History

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:07

Steve Bannon lashed out at the George W. Bush, saying the 43rd president had "embarrassed himself" with an anti-bigotry speech earlier this week that was widely perceived as a broadside against President. Donald Trump.


Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:30

ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws, a poll finds.


Kit Harington Read The Final 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts And Couldn't Help Crying

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 06:43

Kit Harington knows everything about the final season of “Game of Thrones.”


US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend SKorea

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 06:34

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill.


Catalan leader pressured from all sides

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:57

The battle between Spain's central government and the separatist leaders of Catalonia escalates day after day, forcing Catalan society to take a stand. Political parties, football clubs, businesses and civic society groups have picked their side -- for or against independence, for or against holding a referendum -- and they are all trying to convince Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. FC Barcelona, one of the world's most popular football teams whose motto is "more than a club", has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism.


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