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Red faces as Russia's Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:48

Workers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. The sculptor, Salavat Shtsherbakoff, has acknowledged his mistake," the state-supported Russian Military History Society, which backed the monument, told TASS news agency Friday. The erroneous drawing was of an StG44 -- for Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle), a name reputedly conferred by Hitler himself.

Arkansas schoolteacher loses job and faces criminal charges after 'seducing' four of her students

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:12

A US teacher faces one count of first-degree sexual assault after allegedly having sex with four of her students, including two which took place in her apartment on the same day, according to police. Prosecutors said that the single charge was filed as only one of the students was under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged incidents. The investigation into the schoolteacher started when parents accused the 25-year-old of having sexual relations with several students at Marked Tree High School, where Goline taught.

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:30

Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased "clearance operations" in the border area that have forced more than 430,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for Bangladesh in under a month. The army claims it is targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.

Bill Maher Uses Children's Book To Explain Donald Trump's Deal With Democrats

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:15

Bill Maher believes there’s a simple explanation for why “fast-talking city slicker” President Donald Trump reportedly cut a deal with Democrats over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this month.

Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 02:43

Syria's war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations this week seem to be paying little attention. Last year, tensions were running high at the UN assembly, with Western powers locked in heated exchanges with Russia and Iran, the Syrian government's allies, over the offensive against rebel-held Aleppo.

This Baseball Team Learned There's A Wrong Way To Celebrate Japanese Culture

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:40

The San Jose Giants, a farm team for the San Francisco Giants, was forced to apologize earlier this month after it shared a tone-deaf tweet to celebrate its annual Japanese Heritage Night.

Trump Says 'Fake News' Won't Show Crowd Size As CNN Shows Crowd Size

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:56

President Donald Trump did what he usually does and attacked the so-called “fake news” during his speech at a campaign rally for Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama on Friday night.

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:17

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country's president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary.

Fans Should Boycott NFL Games Over National Anthem Protests, Trump Says

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:12

President Donald Trump went after players protesting in the National Football League during his speech Friday in Alabama to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange.

Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband Is Producing a Show Based On Her Relationship With Prince Harry

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:18

According to Deadline, Trevor Engelson, her ex-husband, is producing an as-of-yet-untitled show with a premise that sounds awfully familiar — because it’s based on his own relationship with Markle, and her relationship with Prince Harry.

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:27

About 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.

Walmart Wants To Stick Groceries In Your Refrigerator While You're Away

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:07

Walmart is one of the most familiar brands in America, but are you ready to give them access to your home?

The Latest: Deaf man's family calls for officer's arrest

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:07

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deaf man by a police officer in Oklahoma City (all times local):

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifle

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:53

The monument in the heart of Moscow was supposed to be a tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. Unfortunately, things went wrong, spectacularly so. The etching on the plinth was not of a Kalashnikov but the StG 44 rifle used by the Nazis during WWII. The mistake was spotted by arms experts, the BBC reported. It left the authorities having to use an angle grinder to remove the offending image.  "A mistake has been made by the sculptor," executive director of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladislav Kononov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. A man uses an angle grinder as he removes a sketch allegedly featuring German StG44 rifle Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP The AK-47 was, in fact, the Soviet answer to the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44), which the German forces used from 1944. Determined to find an equally effective weapon, the Soviet Union launched a competition, which was won by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Having been wounded at the Battle of Bryansk, Kalashnikov began designing weapons. The AK-47 has been in use since the late 1940s. Kalashnikov, who died in 2013, aged 94 made little money out of his invention. Rather ruefully he said he wished he had designed a lawnmower. Although the AK-47 remains the most popular assault rifle in the world, last year the Kalashnikov company said it was branching out into menswear. "Kalashnikov is a global brand," said Kalashnikov's marketing director, Vladimir Dmitriyev, "and we rightly believe that clothing and souvenir products with our symbol will be in demand among buyers."

Ben Carson Breaks With President Trump and Endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:50

President Trump endorsed Roy Moore's opponent, Sen. Luther Strange

Marilyn Manson: 'Columbine Destroyed My Entire Career'

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:17

Singer Marilyn Manson, is setting the record straight when it comes to the Columbine High School massacre.

What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:10

The international community has watched in dismay as U.S. President Donald “Dotard” Trump and North Korean leader “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un trade escalating taunts and insults.

Canada to impose sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro and top officials

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:41

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, to punish them for "anti-democratic behavior," the foreign ministry said on Friday. Canada's move, which followed a similar decision by the United States, came after months of protests against Maduro's government in which at least 125 people have been killed. "Canada will not stand by silently as the government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights," Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement.

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:54

At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places.

Matte Black Fall Decor Is The Dark Trend We Need This Season

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:43

Though it’s no coincidence we’re seeing interest spike for ink-dark hues like matte black since our eyes are now on Halloween, in reality matte black has been trending in the home and living realm for months.