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  • Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report
    January 16, 2018

    Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: ReportThe man suspected of murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student from Orange County, California,??told police he believed the victim had been hitting on him, according to a court document obtained by a local newspaper.


  • MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, Too
    January 15, 2018

    MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, TooBernice King says those honoring her father on Martin Luther King Jr. Day should also remember another incredibly important figure in the civil rights movement: her mother, Coretta Scott King.


  • Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert
    January 16, 2018

    Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile AlertA Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.


  • Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says
    January 16, 2018

    Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom saysA New York woman claims??her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.


  • Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)
    January 15, 2018

    Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)The Blackbird???s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71???s??J58??engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted??V8??starter engines, and the??triethylborane??used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The??J58s??would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.


  • Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated
    January 15, 2018

    Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuatedLEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) ??? Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.


  • Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge
    January 15, 2018

    Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purgeThe luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (??480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world???s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.


  • Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggests
    January 16, 2018

    Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggestsScientists believe they may have discovered the cause of an epidemic that struck Mexico???s Aztec population in 1545, killing up to 15 million people. In a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, they describe how DNA extracted from the teeth of 29 skeletons buried in a cemetery in southern Mexico revealed previously unidentified traces of the salmonella enterica bacterium. The epidemic was one of several to hit the indigenous population soon after the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century.


  • Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family
    January 15, 2018

    Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt???s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.


  • 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome
    January 16, 2018

    'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome???The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains??? is an immersive, multisensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd???s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition chronicles the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.


  • DHS Secretary Says She Doesn???t Remember Trump Saying THAT Curse Word
    January 16, 2018

    DHS Secretary Says She Doesn???t Remember Trump Saying THAT Curse WordWASHINGTON ??? Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath on Tuesday that she ???did not hear??? President Donald Trump refer to African nations as ???shithole countries??? during a meeting last week.


  • Zinke Pushes Two-Thirds Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To Resign
    January 16, 2018

    Zinke Pushes Two-Thirds Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To ResignMost of the members of the National Park Service Advisory Board have tendered their resignation over frustrations with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, The Washington Post reports.


  • Driver charged after going wrong way at high speed on Interstate: Police
    January 15, 2018

    Driver charged after going wrong way at high speed on Interstate: PoliceA Connecticut officer's dashcam video shows a wrong-way driver traveling northbound at high speed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, police said.


  • ???This Is a Highly Respectable Family.??? Grandmother Defends Couple Accused in California 'House of Horrors'
    January 16, 2018

    ???This Is a Highly Respectable Family.??? Grandmother Defends Couple Accused in California 'House of Horrors'???They were very protective of the kids,??? David Allen Turpin's mother said


  • Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut
    January 15, 2018

    Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shutMANILA, Philippines (AP) ??? The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte, a move media watchdogs said is an act to muzzle the free press.


  • Nine dead after under-construction bridge collapses in Colombia
    January 16, 2018

    Nine dead after under-construction bridge collapses in ColombiaAt least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said. The bridge, located in Chirajara on the border of Cundinamarca and Meta provinces, was to be part of the highway that connects the capital Bogota and the city of Villavicencio, and was not yet in public use. The cause of the collapse, which sent pieces of the bridge down into a canyon below, is under investigation, Reinaldo Romero, head of disaster response for Meta province, told Reuters. Half of the bridge fell into the valley in Chirajara near Bogot Credit: JAIME SALDARRIAGA/??REUTERS ???Up to now there are nine dead and five injured,??? Romero said. ???We are doing a check to rule out other victims.??? Transportation Minister German Cardona flew over the site of the collapse later on Monday and visited rescue staff on the ground with Dimitri Zaninovich, the head of the national infrastructure agency.


  • California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides
    January 15, 2018

    California highway to stay shut another week after mudslidesLOS ANGELES (AP) ??? Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people.


  • 3 Things To Know About The Cognitive Test Trump's Doctor Gave Him
    January 16, 2018

    3 Things To Know About The Cognitive Test Trump's Doctor Gave HimAfter speculation about President Donald Trump???s mental health escalated in recent weeks, White House doctor Ronny Jackson revealed Tuesday afternoon that the president passed a cognitive assessment during his Friday physical at Walter Reed Medical Center.


  • This Is the World's Fastest Plane (And Its Rotting in A Museum)
    January 16, 2018

    This Is the World's Fastest Plane (And Its Rotting in A Museum)The SR-71???s JP-7 fuel???which also had to be carried onboard specialized??KC-135Q??tankers to refuel the Blackbird???was designed to be a safe, high-flashpoint fuel that would not vaporize or blow up under extreme heat and pressure. Capable of cruising at speeds in excess of Mach 3.2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft to ever to see operational service.


  • Officials Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch: Report
    January 15, 2018

    Officials Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch: ReportU.S. officials warned Jared Kushner earlier this year that his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch could be used as a conduit by the Chinese government, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.


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