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Archaeologists Find 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' Carrying Stash Worth Up to $17 Billion

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:35

In 1708, the San José— a Spanish galleon ship carrying a stash of gold, silver and emeralds — sank during a fierce battle against the British in the Caribbean Sea. Now, after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for 310 years, the San José's shipwreck has finally been officially identified, thanks to an analysis of the distinctive bronze cannons that sank with the ship.

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers.

Jared Kushner Received His Security Clearance: Reports

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:22

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, now has

Judge Orders 30-Year-Old Man To Move Out Of His Parents' House Already

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:07

Two parents in New York will finally get to know what empty nest syndrome

Cleveland Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Rejects Claims He Scrawled 9/11 Conspiracy Message on Mound

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:59

The message, "BD911" was thought to mean "Bush did 9/11."

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:54

Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei spent weeks hospitalized in critical condition

How 3-Year-Old Princess Charlotte Took Charge of the Other Kids at the Royal Wedding: 'No, You Can't Go Yet!'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:37

Leave it to Princess Charlotte to secretly run the show on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s big day.

Startling increase in physical and sexual abuse of child immigrants by US Border Patrol, new report alleges

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:00

A new report suggests that there has been a startling increase in the number of instances where US Border Patrol officers have abused children seeking shelter in the United States from violence and poverty in Central America. The report, based on more than 30,000 pages of Border Patrol reports obtained by chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) through Freedom of Information Act requests, alleges a "pattern of inimidation, harassment, physical abuse, refusal of medical services, and improper deportation between 2009 and 2014." The report follows after a previous disclosure from the ACLU that detailed 116 incidents where officers were alleged to have physically, sexually, or psychologically abused children between the ages of five and 17.

Donald Glover Fans Execute Stunning Coup On Donald Trump-Themed Reddit Forum

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:26

Fans of actor Donald Glover blitzed a forum on Reddit that was previously

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:16

A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.

The F-35 Might Just Be the Ultimate Weapon (For Israel)

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:00

The chief of Israel’s air force said on Tuesday that his was the first country to ever use the F-35 fighter jet in combat. “The ‘Adir’ (F-35I) aircraft are already operational and flying combat missions. In fact, we have performed the first operational F-35 strike in the world,” Major General Amikam Norkin was quoted by Israel Defense as saying.

Syria says Iranian withdrawal not up for discussion

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:53

The withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria, demanded by the United States, is not up for discussion, a top Syrian official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, adding that Damascus was deciding on its next campaign against rebels. "Whether Iranian forces or Hezbollah withdraw or stay in Syria is not up for discussion because it's the (business) of the Syrian government," Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said in an interview with Russia's Sputnik state news agency.

A Planner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:21

2018 might well be dubbed the year of the Mediterranean diet. Not only did it tie for the best overall diet in the U.S. News Best Diets rankings in January, but this year also marks the Mediterranean diet pyramid's 25th anniversary. Beyond being linked to a host of powerful health benefits including a reduction in heart disease risk, potential weight loss, improved brain health and longevity, much of the eating pattern's staying power can be attributed to its flexibility -- there aren't entire food groups excluded, and followers don't calorie count or track macros.

Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to Japan

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:13

In a cute video, he found out what his wife would be having while 3,000 miles away.

US says ambassador tricked over provocative Jerusalem picture

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:06

The US embassy in Israel has said ambassador David Friedman was duped into being pictured receiving a provocative photo of annexed east Jerusalem with the revered Al-Aqsa mosque erased, an episode that provoked Palestinian anger on Wednesday. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's adviser for religious affairs, Mahmoud Habbash, called Friedman a "terrorist settler" in comments published by official news agency WAFA. The Palestinian government was unconvinced by the embassy's explanation, with a spokesman calling the incident an example of "reckless and racist arrogance", according to WAFA.

US State department in China reports ‘abnormal' sound like diplomats heard in Cuba

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:43

The State Department has said a US government employee in China reported “subtle...but abnormal” ear pressure, possibly pointing to a similar situation experienced by American diplomats in Cuba. The agency emailed a notice to all US citizens in China about the employee at the consulate in Guangzhou who said there were “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure”. It advised Americans to contact medical professionals if they experience any “unusual auditory or sensory of phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises”.

Trump Praises Tomi Lahren After Restaurant Crowd Tosses Water, Insults

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:41

President Donald Trump swiftly defended Tomi Lahren as an "outstanding and

'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:21

President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Department of Justice.