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#MeToo: Alyssa Milano's Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral

Top Stories - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 01:01

#MeToo quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault are.


Bowe Bergdahl Responds to Those Who Called Him a Traitor

Top Stories - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00

In his first television interview, the soldier who pleaded guilty to desertion charges after spending five years in Taliban captivity says a fair trial would have been impossible given campaign trail comments made by Donald Trump.


Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big Battlecruiser

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:43

Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.


The F-35 and F/A-18 Super Hornet: The Ultimate Military Combination?

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:21

In June, the U.S. Navy released a budget allocating $264.9 million towards upgrading its roughly six hundred FA-18E and F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighters to the new Block III standard, which includes some of the enhancements proposed for the Advanced Super Hornet. The first of the upgraded aircraft are expected to enter service in 2019, and the Pentagon is now talking about keeping its Super Hornet fleet active through 2046. A few days later, the Navy also announced plans to purchase an additional eighty Super Hornets over the next five years for $7.1 billion.


Researchers sound alarm over Antarctic penguin chick deaths

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:56

BERLIN (AP) — Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years.


Baghdad accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war'

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:08

Baghdad said Sunday that foreign Kurdish forces were present in the province of Kirkuk in what amounted to a "declaration of war", dramatically raising the stakes in its dispute with Iraq's Kurds. Kurdish officials denied Baghdad's claim that forces from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were among its peshmerga fighters in an armed standoff with Iraqi troops in the oil-rich province.


Some NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests, Despite Growing Opposition From Owners

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:02

Several NFL players knelt during the national anthem on Sunday, continuing a protest against police brutality and racism that has encountered increasing resistance from team owners.


Trump Accuser Demands Release Of Documents On All His Sexual Assault Allegations

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:01

A woman who accused President Donald Trump  of unwanted groping has subpoenaed all documents held by his presidential campaign about any harassment and assault allegations against him, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.


Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:59

Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. After four decades of growing pot illegally, the 54-year-old saw an opportunity last year to start a legitimate business serving the medical marijuana market. Last Sunday, as the wildfires, which have now killed at least 40 people, first erupted, Lopas' cannabis farm in Santa Rosa went up in flames, leaving behind the stumps of two chimneys, heaps of ash, charred marijuana plants and a despairing entrepreneur.


Trump Ally Says President Cut Off Obamacare Payments To Destroy Health Law

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:41

President Donald Trump ended payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest Obamacare customers in order to deliberately destroy the health care law, former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon said.


Man left jail days before arrest for alleged airport attack

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:36

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with stashing a jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport was freed just eight days earlier after a short prison stint for an earlier crime.


Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power struggles

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:34

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran's powerful hardliners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who are open to the West, analysts and insiders say. President Donald Trump's warning on Friday that he might ultimately terminate a landmark 2015 nuclear deal sets the stage for an eventual resurgence of political infighting within Iran's complex power structures, officials said. If the accord signed by Iran and six major powers does start to fall apart, anyone who strongly promoted it, such as pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, could face a career-damaging backlash.


Girl Dies After Falling Two Stories From Carnival Cruise Ship

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:23

An 8-year-old girl has died after falling two stories from a Carnival cruise ship docked in Miami, Florida


North Korea not ready to meet with South Korea in Russia: agencies

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:17

Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event and being urged to do so by Moscow, Russian news agencies said on Sunday. Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament, is due to discuss the missile crisis in separate talks with a deputy head of North Korea's legislature and the head of South Korea's parliament on the sidelines of a congress of parliamentarians in St Petersburg on Monday.


James Corden's Harvey Weinstein Jokes At AmfAR Gala Elicit Groans, Criticism

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:34

UPDATE: Oct. 16 — Following backlash to his Harvey Weinstein jokes at the amfAR gala, Corden posted on Twitter to clarify his intentions and apologize.


UK police probe more Weinstein assault claims

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:33

British police are investigating allegations that US film mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted a second woman in London, the Press Association news agency reported Sunday. Scotland Yard, which was already probing one allegation made by one woman against Weinstein, is now looking at three further allegations made by a second woman, PA said, citing sources. "On October 11, Merseyside Police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police Service," Scotland Yard said in a statement received by AFP.


Tillerson: Diplomacy With North Korea Will Continue 'Until The First Bomb Drops'

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:01

The Trump administration intends to continue diplomatic efforts with North Korea “until the first bomb drops,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.


This Very Good Dog Emerged Alive and Happy After Wildfire

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:51

Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver's mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family's beloved dog Izzy.


Top Republicans, Business Leaders Come Out Against Trump

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:49

Without the subsidies, insurance companies will be forced to raise rates on everyone else who buys Obamacare coverage. Analysts say many middle-class Americans could see their premiums jump by 30 to 60 percent.


California Wildfires: At Least 40 Dead as Winds Subside

Top Stories - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:42

Calmer winds offered northern California a slight break from the raging, deadly wildfires on Sunday even as they continued to burn over 217,000 acres, authorities said.


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