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Man purchases $3.1 million tuna, has some ... regrets

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 10:14

Kimura purchased the fish at an auction at Tokyo's newest fish market. In 2015, Kimura purchased a fish approximately half its weight and at half the price. "The tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did too much,” Kimura later told reporters.

Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo's new fish market

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 09:52

The 613 pound fish caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori prefecture was bought by the owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain.

Teen who stayed up late watching Netflix saved his family from a fire

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 09:29

A 13-year old in Delaware who decided to stay up late and watch Netflix -- and not go to bed per his mom's orders -- ended up saving his family from a serious house fire. So while we've long known that Netflix can be incredibly addicting, it apparently can also help save lives. As relayed by Delaware Online, 13-year old Damir Borden this past Tuesday was busy watching Netflix early into the morning hours when he started to smell smoke. Acting quickly, he immediately woke up his sleeping family members whereupon they all evacuated to safety. The house was utterly destroyed, and the family could have easily have been trapped inside the burning home but for Damir's warning. "I don't know where we (would) be if he listened and went to sleep," Damir's mom said via a post on Facebook. "Our house is gone, but we are still standing." Speaking to how quickly the fire spread, Damir's mom said that the entire kitchen was engulfed in flames just about four minutes after she was woken up. In other words, time was of the essence and if Damir was asleep, the outcome could have very well been tragic. "I saw smoke in my hallway, and then I saw the fire," Damir explained in an interview. "And then, when I saw that I started yelling for my mom because she was asleep at the time. If Netflix wasn't there, I probably would have went to sleep." Now as for the Netflix show that kept Damir up into all hours of the night, he told reporters that he was busy watching The Flash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLul_SsBjwA

Here's the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility That'll Soon Be Pulling You Over

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 08:00

Meet the car you'll be seeing in your rearview mirror for the next few years.

Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracy

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 07:30

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island's democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China. Tsai's comments came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping said nobody could change the fact that Taiwan was part of China, and that people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should seek "reunification". "We hope that the international community takes it seriously and can voice support and help us," Tsai told reporters in Taipei, referring to threats by China to use force to bring Taiwan under its control.

Now is the time to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 06:00

Impeachment proceedings against President Trump must not wait for Mueller's report, write Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib and author John Bonifaz.

The 10 Worst U.S. Civil War Generals and Commanders

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 06:00

During the American Civil War, there were nearly 900 officers in non-militia service who were appointed to become generals. Here, William Welsh shares his list of the worst Civil War generals and commanders.

How the United States Would Attack North Korea

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 02:00

Welcome to World War III.

Nissan's executive Munoz takes leave of absence in wake of Ghosn arrest

Top Stories - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 00:53

A senior executive of Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Jose Munoz, has taken a leave of absence in a sudden management shake-up as the Japanese automaker deals with the aftermath of the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn. Munoz's absence comes as Ghosn has been held in a detention centre since his Nov. 19 arrest on allegations of financial misconduct, which was followed by re-arrests over further allegations.

Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 23:25

BEIJING (AP) — All systems are go as a Chinese spacecraft and rover power up their observation equipment after making a first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, the Chinese National Space Administration said.

Does Ultima Thule have moons? Scientists want to know

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 23:07

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sped past the peculiar asteroid binary known as Ultima Thule on New Year's Day, and it collected an incredible amount of data. In its first transmission to Earth after passing its target New Horizons told its handlers that it had filled its on-board data storage to the brim. Now, as NASA prepares to have the spacecraft send back every bit of information it gathered during its encounter, scientists are eager to answer one question in particular: Does Ultima Thule have moons? As Space.com reports, astronomers have built models that suggest Ultima Thule rotated much faster a long time ago, completing one full spin as quickly as every three hours. Today it takes around 15 hours to complete a rotation, but why is that? It's possible, researchers believe, that small moons orbiting Ultima Thule are responsible for slowing down the larger objects in the center. By exerting a pull on the central bodies the moons could gradually cause them to slow down, but that explanation is only viable if we can actually prove that Ultima Thule has moons to begin with. But despite the fact that the flyby itself has come and gone, it's going to take a while for scientists to actually answer this question and many others. That's because New Horizons will continue to send back the data it's storing for the next two years or so. The downlink between the spacecraft and Earth provides a trickle of data that will take years to sift through, and researchers have to wait and hope that the answer to the moon riddle is contained within it. Furthermore, even if the data doesn't reveal the presence of a moon (or several) orbiting Ultima Thule, it doesn't mean that the binary didn't have one or more moons in the past. The smaller bodies may have departed long ago, leaving no trace aside from the now slowly-spinning central unit.

U.S. says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 22:40

U.S.-backed forces are still retaking territory from Islamic State in Syria, Pentagon officials said on Friday, two weeks after Washington said it would withdraw its roughly 2,000 troops there. At the time, President Donald Trump said the troops had succeeded in their mission and were no longer needed there. The administration's abrupt announcement last month, which took officials in Washington and allies by surprise, contributed to Jim Mattis' decision to resign as U.S. defense secretary and prompted concern that Islamic State could stage a comeback.

Officer charged in death: Man definitely intended to shoot

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:20

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A white Nashville police officer told investigators that he knew "100 percent" that the black man he's charged with fatally shooting intended to shoot at him and possibly others.

Lima Group countries say won't recognize new Maduro mandate

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 20:58

Foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada said Friday their governments would not accept Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week. The 14-member Lima Group -- with the exception of Mexico -- said it would not grant recognition to Maduro's hardline socialist government, after meeting in the Peruvian capital to discuss ways to step up international pressure on the regime, which has presided over the oil-rich country's economic collapse. Peru's Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio said the group had delivered "a strong political message" ahead of Maduro's inauguration on January 10.

Congo's electoral commission slams Catholic Church over vote comment

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:14

The commission is scheduled to release provisional results on Sunday but has said there could be delays because of the slow arrival of tally sheets. Donatien Nshole, the secretary-general of the Church's bishops' conference, known as CENCO, said on Thursday its vote tallies showed a clear victor in the Dec. 30 election, a pronouncement widely seen as a warning to authorities against rigging the vote. "The announcement of voting trends by Priest Nshole is likely to brainwash the population while preparing an insurrection that CENCO alone will be responsible for," commission president Corneille Nangaa wrote in a letter to CENCO president Marcel Utembi, seen by Reuters.

House 'will open up money-laundering inquiry' into Trump-Russia ties, says key Democrat

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:00

Rep. Eric Swalwell discusses the aggressive agenda for the House Intelligence Committee and it's not good news for the president.

Trump downplays Apple woes, says China economy helps U.S. in trade talks

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 18:31

Trump has slapped import tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as he seeks concessions from Beijing on issues ranging from industrial subsidies to hacking. China has retaliated. U.S. officials are heading to Beijing next week for the first face-to-face talks since Trump and President Xi Jinping in December agreed to a 90-day truce in the trade war as they sought to strike a deal.

Sex abuse investigation launched after woman in vegetative state for decade gives birth in nursing home

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 18:24

Detectives are investigating after a woman at a nursing home, who had been in a persistent vegetative state for over a decade, gave birth. The woman was believed to have been a victim of sexual abuse while receiving 24-hour care. She had been treated at nursing home facility in Phoenix, Arizona after almost drowning more than 10 years ago, an incident that left her in a vegetative state. A nursing home source told local television station KPHO: "None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth. From what I know the baby is alive, and the baby is healthy." The woman reportedly would not have been able to communicate to carers that she was pregnant, or that she had been a victim of abuse. A spokesman for Arizona governor Doug Ducey said: "We have been informed of the situation that occurred at this healthcare facility and find the reports deeply troubling. "The governor was briefed on these reports as soon as our office learned of them, and our state agencies immediately began taking every measure to protect patient safety." A spokeswoman for the nursing home said it had "been in business for over 50 years and has an outstanding reputation providing high quality specialised care for our patients".

Police: Boy found in storage unit last went to school in May

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 18:04

DENVER (AP) — Investigators believe a 7-year-old boy found dead in a Denver storage unit just before Christmas last attended school in late May, a police spokesman said Friday.

Mother: Jazmine Barnes' killing was a hail of glass, bullets

Top Stories - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:53

HOUSTON (AP) — It was still dark outside when LaPorsha Washington drove her four daughters, including 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, in the family's silver car at 6:30 a.m. Sunday to a grocery store on the eastern outskirts of Houston.


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