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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

Top Stories - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 01:39

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. "I would go, yes," Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an interview at his ranch house in Plains, Georgia whether it was time for another diplomatic mission and whether he would do so for President Trump. Carter, a Democrat who was president from 1977 to 1981, said he had spoken to Trump's National Security Adviser Lt.-Gen. H. R. McMaster, who is a friend, but so far has gotten a negative response.


Donald Trump's 2012 Yankees Tweet Proves There Really Is A #TweetForEverything

Top Stories - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 01:20

A strange phenomenon has happened since President Donald Trump took office.


Three wounded in shooting near US mine in Papua

Top Stories - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 01:05

At least one gunman has wounded three people near a huge Indonesian gold and copper mine owned by US firm Freeport-McMoRan, the company said Sunday. The attacks on Saturday injured two policemen and a security contractor, according to Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama.


Naval Showdown: What Happens When a Battleship Fights an Aircraft Carrier?

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 22:26

In 1930, the Glorious was converted into an aircraft carrier, just as the U.S. Navy did with the Lexington and Saratoga. Battlecruisers had proven fragile in World War I, but they could travel thirty knots and had large hulls suitable for planting a flight deck on. The Glorious was committed to the Norwegian campaign, perhaps the rock bottom of the Royal Navy’s performance in World War II. On April 9, 1940, the Germans launched an amphibious invasion of Norway.


Report: Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract After $32 Million Harassment Settlement

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:33

Fox News extended host Bill O’Reilly’s contract for $100 million over four years shortly after he reached a $32 million agreement to settle claims of sexual harassment from a former network employee, The New York Times reported Saturday.


Rachel Maddow Defends Niger Theory After Experts Call It 'Conspiracymongering'

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 20:46

Rachel Maddow on Friday doubled down on her controversial reporting on the deadly Niger ambush on U.S. troops, in which she linked President Donald Trump’s travel ban with the deaths of four soldiers.


Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual Harassment

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:05

In the wake of the explosive revelations about alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder called on men to take responsibility for creating a culture that allowed such abuse to occur ― and act to change.


Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton and 'fake news' amid probe into Russian-bought Facebook ads

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:02

Donald Trump has gone on yet another Twitter tirade, this time attacking Hillary Clinton and Facebook after claims Russian-bought Facebook adverts were used to support his presidential campaign. Downplaying the significance of the ads, which many investigating politicians and law-enforcement agents believe were intended to influence the election result, Mr Trump went on the offensive. “Crooked Hillary Clinton spent hundreds of millions of dollars more on Presidential Election than I did.


Women Say They Were Burned and Branded by Doctors During Initiations Into a Secret Sorority

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:00

State officials will examine whether the women's complaints warrant an investigation now


Cop Rescues Piglet Running Around on Highway

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:17

The piglet was taken to safety and will be up for adoption soon.


Corey Feldman Begs for Peers Who Witnessed Pedophilia in Hollywood to Come Forward

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:54

Corey Feldman is speaking out again about the alleged abuse he suffered as a child actor — abuses he claims are part of a larger problem of pedophilia in Hollywood


WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:13

GENEVA (AP) — After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador."


Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Mass Shooting Left Instructions For Funeral: 'Remember Me For Who I Was'

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:08

He was killed trying to shield others during the hail of gunfire.


Oxford Students To Alumna Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Inaction Is 'Inexcusable'

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:51

Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumnus Aung San Suu Kyi, now the de facto leader of Myanmar, for her response to the crisis engulfing the Rohingya in the country’s Rakhine State.


Father Dies After Being Hit With Rock Thrown Over an Overpass

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:27

A Michigan father has been killed after a rock allegedly thrown over an overpass by teenagers hit him on his way home from work


Supporters of white supremacist Richard Spencer arrested for attempted murder hours after his speech

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:58

Supporters of white surpemacist Richard Spencer were arrested for attempted murder just hours after he made a controversial speech at the University of Florida. Shouting "hail hitler", the three men shot at anti-racist protesters in the city of Gainesville, northern Florida. Tyler Tenbrink, 30, William Fears, 28 and Colston Fears, 28, pulled up to a bus stop and began "offering Nazi salutes and shouting chants about Hitler to the group” police said in a statement.


Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:35

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' case remains a headache for Arizona's court system long after her murder trial had spectators lining up for seats, attorneys squabbling in court and two different juries deadlocking on whether she deserved the death penalty.


Now's not the time to politicize the roving gangs of giant spiders slowly taking over America

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:00

First and foremost, let me say that what’s happening in this country right now is simply tragic. Families have lost loved ones, and this nation mourns with them.  But it is both premature and reprehensible to inject politics into this sudden, aggressive infestation of roving gangs of giant, six-foot-tall spiders, the likes of which have never been witnessed by mankind in all of existence, until the formal investigation of this horrific nightmare is complete and while families are still mourning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the many cities that have now bravely fallen to the pack of huge violent spiders, as they slowly make their way eastward across our great country, killing everything in their path. SEE ALSO: I think people should just stick to their profession, that is, unless they agree with me politically These spiders are huge, scary, and it seems like the only thing they want is human blood. People have lost their lives, families have been torn apart forever. And YOU want to use this moment to push your anti-Huge Spider agenda? That is absolutely disgusting. We stand with the families of the brave men and women who were needlessly subjected to the easily preventable wrath of these giant, monstrous spiders, whose sole purpose seem to be the death and destruction of this country’s citizens.  Image: mashable composite; shutterstockUnfortunately, thousands of lives needlessly lost at the bloody fangs of these roving and vicious packs of gigantic spiders, is simply the cost of freedom. We must stand united as people as we search for the meaning behind these evil attacks at the hands of the Huge Spiders slowly moving across the country, sacking every village, town, and city they encounter.  But I must reiterate, it is not yet the time to act politically on this tragedy. Though the death count rises, our spirit remains unbroken. And though it would be very easy to implement anti-Huge Spider policy that other countries have proven work absolutely in the face of the Huge Spider threat, we must not follow suit.  It is completely inappropriate to even think about preventing this tragedy. It JUST happened. And though the threat looms large that another, greater Huge Spider attack is certainly imminent, we must pray that maybe these Spider Attacks will simply stop on their own.  There is a time and place for a political debate. But now, in the face of preventable tragedy, is not the time. Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, nor violence. We will stand firm in the face of these Huge Spiders who just want kill us.  And we will pray and hope that one day we, or someone we love, never actually encounter one. Thanks for reading Mashable Humor: original comedy every day. Or most days. We're people, just like you, and we're trying our best.


Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:37

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border. The projectiles crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the military said it targeted three Syrian artillery guns in response. No damage or injuries were reported in Israel.


Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear

Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:03

Spain has acted upon Article 155


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