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Donald Trump Sparks Anger In Ireland After Upcoming Visit Is Confirmed

Top Stories - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 05:50

A warm Irish welcome will likely not be afforded to President Donald Trump


East Ukraine mourns rebel leader after blast

Top Stories - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 05:49

Rebel authorities in east Ukraine have detained several suspects and declared three days of mourning after the assassination of top separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko. Zakharchenko's bodyguard was also killed and 12 more people injured, said the official website of the region. "Several people have been already detained" as a result of an operation to find those responsible for Zakharchenko's murder, the acting head of the region Dmitry Trapeznikov told reporters late Friday.


California lawmakers pass bill on PG&E wildfire liability

Top Stories - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 04:00

California's legislature passed a bill late on Friday that could help the utility Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation (PG&E) avoid potentially crippling liabilities for wildfires that ravaged northern parts of the San Francisco Bay Area last year. The bill, passed 29 to 4 in the Senate and 45 to 10 in the Assembly, requires approval by Democrat Governor Jerry Brown. Some fires in the north of the Bay area were caused by trees toppling into or making contact with PG&E power lines, a report released by state officials in June said.


Donald Trump Gets Brutally Mocked Over 'Biggest Stadium' Pledge For Ted Cruz

Top Stories - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 02:46

President Donald Trump was widely mocked on Twitter over his "complete and


Ford Cancels Focus Crossover For U.S. Consumers After Trump's Trade War Tariffs

Top Stories - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 02:16

Ford Motor Company announced on Friday it's ditching plans to bring its new


China says not putting pressure on Taiwan's last Africa ally

Top Stories - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:15

China has become increasingly vocal about its desire to win away the country, formerly known as Swaziland, from Taiwan, even as the eSwatini government has denounced Beijing for playing "mind games" and says it has no desire to ditch Taipei. Speaking at a news briefing, China's special envoy for Africa, Xu Jinghu, said the issue of eSwatini and its lack of ties to Beijing was "an important question", but it was up to them to take the initiative.


The Latest: Man on pepper spray flight describes ordeal

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 23:57

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a can of pepper spray going off inside a Hawaiian Airlines flight. (all times local):


Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists, and young sharks

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 22:49

BOSTON (AP) — As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what's driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters — including the state's first attack on a human since 2012.


Federal judge rules against Texas request to end 'Dreamers' program

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 19:59

Judge Andrew Hanen declined to order the U.S. government halt a program that shields young immigrants from deportation.


Police investigate possible terror link to double stabbing at Amsterdam station

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 19:25

A knife attacker on Friday stabbed two people at Amsterdam's Central Station before being shot by police in a suspected terror attack, Dutch police said. The suspect was identified late on Friday evening as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit. "We are seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive," Frans Zuiderhoek, Amsterdam police spokesman, told AFP. Witnesses described scenes of panic earlier as gunshots sounded and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday. "Around 12.10 a man in the west side tunnel of Amsterdam Central Station stabbed two other people and directly after that he was shot by the police," another police spokesman Rob van der Veen said, adding terrorism was not being ruled out by investigators. "The two people are very badly injured, and they were brought to the hospital," he said. "We are looking at all scenarios, also the worst scenario, which is terrorism." Policemen and forensic scientists are at work after a stabbing incident at the central station in Amsterdam Credit:  REMKO DE WAAL/AFP One witness said he saw a young man "stumble" into his flower shop at the station with a bleeding wound to his hand. "Shortly afterwards I heard some shots and I know something has gone badly wrong," Richard Snelders told the ANP news agency. A while later he saw another man lying on the ground nearby, he said. "The first thing that comes up in your mind is that it's a terror attack. After all, you are at Amsterdam Central Station. There was a lot of panic," Snelders said. Police quickly arrived at the scene with video images showing police ordering the suspect in English to "stay down" after he had been shot. "It happened really quickly," Mr Snelders said. Images posted on social media showed security guards ushering passengers towards exits and paramedics arriving at the scene with stretchers. Mr Zuiderhoek said the knifeman's condition was not life-threatening, but that he had been shot in the lower body. "At this moment he is under police custody in hospital. He is being questioned about his motive," Mr Zuiderhoek added. Dutch police were also in close contact with their German counterparts in regards to the suspect's background, he added. Policemen are at work after the stabbing incident  Credit: SEM VAN DER WAL/AFP Initially, police said that the station - located in the Dutch capital's historic canal-ringed city centre - had been evacuated and closed off to all rail traffic. However, police shortly afterwards issued an update to say there was "no talk" of a complete evacuation and that only two platforms had been closed off to passengers. A special police department opened a routine probe into why police shot the man. The Netherlands has so far been spared from the spate of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in the past few years. But amid reports that people linked to those attacks may have crossed into the country, senior Dutch security and intelligence officials have warned of an elevated risk. Passengers are pictured outside the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam  Credit:  GERMAIN MOYON/AFP Police declined to speculate on the reasons for Friday's incident, but the Afghan Taliban in a statement Thursday called for attacks on Dutch troops following plans by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders to stage a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in the Dutch parliament. The plan angered Muslims and sparked protests before Mr Wilders, who received several death threats, announced he was cancelling the competition, saying he wanted to "avoid the risk of making people victims of Islamist violence". About 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam.info travel guide.


U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: Pompeo

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:56

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on rebel-held Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict, as the State Department warned that Washington would respond to any chemical attack by Damascus. The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close Russian ally.


Pregnant Survivor of Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash Delivers Twins Hours Later

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:38

The mother was listed in stable condition and her twins were being treated in the NICU.


Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:43

A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighbouring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations. "I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the region," Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said on Twitter. The plan, which would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland, is the latest stress point in a highly fractious 14-month long dispute between the two states.


Mazda Bongo Friendee Buying Guide

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:40

Oddly named MPV was never an official UK import, but its family friendly features and high spec have earned quite a following. It’s the Friendee you need…


Trump Confirms His 'Insulting' Comments About NAFTA Talks With Canada

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 16:47

President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed "insulting" comments that he'd


Here Comes the MQ-25A Stingray: Boeing Wins Big (And So Do Navy Aircraft Carriers)

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:46

If all goes as planned, Boeing will complete the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles—including integration into the carrier air wing—for an initial operational capability by 2024 under a fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract with a ceiling price of $805.3 million. The service expects to buy 72 production MQ-25 aircraft at a total program cost of roughly $13 billion.


Best media streaming devices

Macworld - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:32
Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

Just say no to Apple Car: Apple hasn't shown us that it's ready

Macworld - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:00

On Thursday, the invitations for Apple’s September iPhone event at last went out, accompanied by the bird-eye outline of Apple Park and the words “Gather round.” The speculation as to what it could mean runs from the plausible to the absurd. Some folks, though, realized it looked a bit like a wheel; a racetrack. Is Apple hinting that it might be ready to show off the long-rumored Apple Car?

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John McCain's mother, 106, stoic at son's memorial service

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:57

When John McCain's flag-draped casket was carried into the US Capitol Friday, among those honoring the senator was a woman who lived through the turbulence of his iconic career and life: his 106-year-old mother. Half a century after she was told her son had been shot down over Vietnam -- where he was held prisoner for five years -- Roberta McCain cut a stoic figure at the memorial for the statesman, who died last weekend following a battle with brain cancer. The silver-haired family matriarch kept her composure as she was wheeled into the Capitol Rotunda where she comforted her weeping granddaughter Meghan McCain, holding her hand and whispering in her ear.


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