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Coming Soon: Is Boeing's 'New' F-15X Fighter Really Joining the Air Force?

Top Stories - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:13

Brace yourselves: the Department of Defense is eyeing a brand new variant of the storied F-15 Eagle to rule the skies, the U.S. military’s first purchase of the storied aircraft in more than 15 years.


Families in Afghanistan's north seek shelter as Taliban ups pressure

Top Stories - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:01

By Abdul Matin Sahak MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Dozens of families displaced from their homes in the northern province of Sar-e Pul by Taliban pressure have arrived in the provincial capital, as the insurgents have tightened their grip around the city, residents and officials said.     Taliban fighters have been threatening oil fields around the city of Sar-e Pul as they have stepped up operations with the apparent aim of strengthening their position during peace talks with U.S. officials. ...


Saudi Crown Prince Shows a ‘Chilling’ Instability, Graham Says

Top Stories - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 03:10

The heir to Saudi Arabia’s monarchy, widely known as MBS, has so far largely dodged any reprisals against himself, with President Donald Trump opting in November to impose sanctions against 17 lower-level Saudis implicated in the murder following global outrage. “We have to deal with bad people, but we don’t have to have special relationships with bad people,” Graham told Bloomberg News.


One-pot pumpkin and chickpea stew

Top Stories - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 03:00

This works well with butternut squash, or parsnip – any of the hearty, fleshy winter gourds and root veg in season at the moment. It couldn't be easier to make – just throw everything in and leave it to cook. SERVES Four INGREDIENTS 400g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and diced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped 1 tsp grated fresh ginger Juice and zest of 1 orange Pinch each of ground cumin, ground coriander and chilli flakes 200ml plain yogurt, seasoned Chopped coriander, to serve Toasted pitta bread, to serve METHOD Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6. Add all the ingredients, except the yogurt, coriander and pitta, to a large ovenproof dish. Season and mix well. Place in the hot oven and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Check halfway through cooking that it is not drying out – add a dash of water if so. Remove from the oven and scatter over the chopped coriander. Serve with the seasoned yogurt and toasted pitta bread. Angela Hartnett's one-pot wonders


Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Top Stories - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:36

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks. The quake struck at a depth of 53 kilometers (33 miles) with an epicenter some 15 km southwest of Coquimbo, USGS said. An elderly man and an elderly woman from Coquimbo suffered cardiac arrests as a result of the quake, police said, while there were several landslides reported on national highways.


Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

Top Stories - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:52

Several thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women's March rallies held around the world in support of women's rights, gathered some 3,000 people in Sydney, who in their chants demanded safe streets for women in Australian cities. Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, earlier this week.


The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:59

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):


In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:50

In an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the historic area. Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini says he did nothing wrong, but even his status as a member of one of Jerusalem's most prominent Palestinian families did not shield him from the blowback. The 55-year-old was accused of being behind the sale of the Mamluk-style building in the Old City's Muslim quarter to Israeli settlers -- something most Palestinians consider treason.


Coffee clash brewing in China: startup Luckin takes on Starbucks

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:40

When Starbucks came to China two decades ago it promised to open a new store every 15 hours. Now a homegrown rival, Luckin Coffee, plans to build a high tech-driven shop every three and a half hours to dethrone the US giant. The Chinese upstart is burning through millions of dollars to lure customers with steep discounts, challenging Starbucks' dominance by targeting office workers and students who prefer to have their java on-the-go or delivered to their doorstep.


Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:35

Police on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.


Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:35

The Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, where some neighborhoods received 8 inches (20 cm) of snow, a third of flights were canceled at the city's two main airports, said Mark Duell, vice president of operations for tracking firm FlightAware.


Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wall

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 21:46

On Day 29 of the government shutdown, President Trump promised he would “break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward," but based on the reaction from Democrats, his proposal fell on deaf ears.


2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 21:36

Damage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.


The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 20:09

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):


Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:48

At least 71 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday.


The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store [update: sold out]

Macworld - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:40

Editor's note: As of January 20, the iPhone SE is no longer available in the Apple Clearance store.

Apple’s iPhone SE disappeared from the iPhone lineup last fall, when the company introduced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. But as MacRumors pointed out, the SE has reappeared on Apple’s site in the company’s Clearance Products store.

You can’t find the iPhone SE at the retail Apple Store, though you may be able to find one at a carrier store. If you’ve wanted one but had no luck through the methods above, now’s your chance. Since it’s on clearance, stock on these phones is limited.

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US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:24

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.


Damage from EF2 tornado reported in Wetumpka, Alabama

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 16:58

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across the Deep South on Saturday afternoon, with one storm producing a tornado that caused extensive damage in the town of Wetumpka, Alabama.


Trump offers DACA protections in exchange for border wall; Democrats opposed

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 16:53

As the shutdown neared a month, President Donald Trump used a White House speech Saturday to outline what he called “a common sense compromise."


'Represent us!': Women's March returns amid controversy over anti-Semitism

Top Stories - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 16:13

The Women's March remains a potent, if diminished, force.


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