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Why Russia's New 'Stealth' Submarines Have a Big Problem

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 20:50

Moscow failed to develop key AIP propulsion technology for its “new” diesel submarines. Russian media has been trumpeting plans to launch two additional Lada-class diesel-electric submarines, two decades after the hull of the lead boat, the St. Petersburg, was laid down. Left delicately unstated in some of the press releases is that these new boats will lack the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems that were intended to be the class’s defining feature.


Elon Musk Shares New Photo of the Boring Co. Tunnel Under LA

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:00

The sci-fi mass transit tunnel in California is becoming a reality.


At The Women's Convention, A Clear Message: Follow Black Women In 2018

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 17:50

DETROIT— Hard conversations about race have been at the heart of the Women’s March from the moment it began to take shape last fall, and at the Women’s Convention in Detroit this weekend, they were front and center once again.


In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 16:18

By Maggie Fick MUHORONI, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's repeat presidential election, boycotted this week by millions, has reignited long-running tensions between ethnic communities in some areas, leading inhabitants of one small village in the west to pick up traditional arms on Saturday. In the bright green sugarcane fields where the western Nyanza region rolls toward the Nandi hills, two tribes -- the Luo and the Kalenjin -- have lived in relative peace for years. The stand-off, defused by an emergency intervention of three county governors, was a stark reminder of how easily Kenya's months-long political crisis could spark the type of ethnic violence that killed 1,200 people after a flawed 2007 vote.


Astros Player Banned From 5 Games For Racist 'Slant-Eye' Gesture

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 15:59

Houston Astros’ first baseman Yuli Gurriel has apologized for making a racist gesture in the dugout during Friday night’s Game 3 of the World Series.


Carmelo Anthony posted a photo of the Oklahoma City Thunder's damaged charter plane

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 15:00

This looks worse than it really was. But damn it looks bad, right? Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder were greeted by a surprising sight when their charter plane landed in Chicago in the early hours of Saturday morning: a giant, ugly dent in the plane's nose.  SEE ALSO: NAACP issues travel advisory for American Airlines Carmelo Anthony shared a look at the damage on Instagram, along with a completely fair question: WTF? What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is Safe, Though. “All Praise Due” #ThunderStrong A post shared by Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) on Oct 27, 2017 at 11:12pm PDT The aircraft, which landed safely when all was said and done, "likely encountered a bird," according to a Delta Airlines statement shared with ESPN. A happy ending for the team, but not so much for that poor bird.  With a dent of that size, you'd think it was a rough ride for the Thunder. Not so, according to a team official. The flight was "a little rough," according to ESPN, but not in a way that left everyone aboard alarmed. MID-AIR SCARE: Oklahoma City Thunder​'s plane believed to have hit a bird during flight to Chicago; no injures reported. pic.twitter.com/vmUENYnodR — ABC News (@ABC) October 28, 2017 While the damage looks significant, the nose of most passenger-bearing jets is not as sturdy as you might think. In truth, the weatherproof enclosure — called a "radome" (a portamanteau of "radar" and "dome") — holds the plane's radar antenna. And clearly, it's easily damaged when some poor bird collides with it in midair. Still, what a jarring thing to see as you're exiting a plane. WATCH: This futuristic organizer will replace your basic toiletry kit


Your Halloween Costume Will Never Top This Dog Who Went As A Mop

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 14:20

If you’re still scrambling for the perfect costume this Halloween, you can chill.


Iraq orders 24-hour truce in standoff with Kurds over Kirkuk takeover by Iraqi forces

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 14:11

Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces agree to a 24-hour truce after fighting broke out Oct. 16 when Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk.


Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 13:18

The White House’s “official position” on the sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump that came out during the presidential campaign is that all of the women were lying, a spokesperson said. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded: “Yeah, we’ve been clear on that from the beginning, and the president has spoken on it.” She did not comment further and quickly moved on to another question.


Bill O'Reilly Sues Ex-Politician Who Dated One of His Accusers

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:32

O'Reilly is asking for at least $5 million in damages


Florida Police Release Eerie New Surveillance Video In Hunt For Suspected Serial Killer

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:27

Florida police have released a new surveillance video of a “person of interest” wearing a long jacket with a hood and repeatedly flipping open a cell phone in investigators’ hunt for a suspected serial killer in a Tampa neighborhood.


Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N.Korea accelerating

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:47

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating.


Women rescued by US navy after five months adrift at sea admit they weren’t prepared

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:34

The two women who were rescued by the US navy after spending five months adrift at sea have admitted they weren’t prepared, with one of them having never sailed. Jennifer Appel said she and sailing partner, Tasha Fuiava, didn’t know what they were getting themselves into when they set off to sail the 2,700 miles from Hawaii to Tahiti in May. Ms Appel said: "I had no idea what I was getting myself into.


Death Toll Rises to 23 in Hotel Attack in Somalia's Capital

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:17

A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel


Gruesome Discoveries at Funeral Homes Put Spotlight on Spotty Regulations

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:15

Maggots wriggled along the garage floor near cardboard-boxed corpses stacked


AP FACT CHECK: Trump's not-so-big deals on opioids, aid

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his vice president came out this past week with initiatives that are not as big, bold or immediate as they appeared.


Barack Obama Plans To Serve America Again, This Time In The Courthouse

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:28

Former President Barack Obama reportedly plans to show up for jury duty next month after being called to serve in Cook County, Illinois.


British Navy fires nine from nuclear submarine over failed drugs tests

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:28

Nine British sailors assigned to a nuclear submarine have been discharged from the Royal Navy after failing compulsory drug tests, Britain's ministry of defence has confirmed. The service personnel, stationed aboard HMS Vigilant -- one of four Royal Navy submarines equipped with nuclear missiles -- were dismissed after all tested positive for an illegal substance. "We do not tolerate drugs misuse by service personnel," a Royal Navy spokesperson said.


Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:22

Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers said Saturday. Some 34 endangered species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila. Protecting migratory species poses particular difficulties since they cross borders, including possibly moving to countries with less stringent wildlife protection systems, said Bradnee Chambers, CMS executive secretary.


Why Nazis And White Supremacists Are Putting The Fear In Middle Tennessee This Weekend

Top Stories - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:06

― In post-Charlottesville America, any large gathering of racists and fascists becomes both spectacle and specter.


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