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(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:43:50 -0400)


Yahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:28:30 -0400)


Though it hopes to reduce tensions by pointing out that police are sometimes a target as well, the union is drawing fire from some quarters.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:10:48 -0400)


SINGAPORE (AP) — Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:08:11 -0400)


A 25-year old man who allegedly planned to blow up a Confederate statue in Houston, Texas has been arrested, authorities said Monday, as debate raged in the United States over what to do with the nation's Civil War-era symbols. Houston authorities said they arrested Andrew Schneck, who at the time was toting highly volatile chemical compounds used in bomb-making on Saturday, near the statue of a Confederate soldier. The arrest came with Americans deeply divided on whether to keep or discard its Confederate statues, which some see as a shameful reminder of the nation's slave-owning past, but others insist represent a proud and culturally significant legacy of the Old South.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:32:41 -0400)


Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to "formally recognise" anti-fascists as terrorists. The petition on the White House website urges the federal government to declare Antifa, a terror group, out of "principle, integrity, morality and safety". Antifa, shorthand for antifascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of decentralised, grassroots groups opposed to the many guises of fascism.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:01:37 -0400)


"At first I thought it was water but the smell was so distinct it could only have been urine."


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:45:20 -0400)


If cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.


(Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:53:42 -0400)


A seven-month-old baby has been pulled alive from rubble after an earthquake hit the Italian holiday island of Ischia, killing at least two people. The baby boy was rescued at 0400 local time. A second child has now been rescued - a boy named Mattias, 11, who is the brother of the baby boy. A third brother, Ciro, eight, remains trapped in the rubble but firefighters are in contact with him and say they are confident they will be able to extract him too. The 4.0 magnitude quake hit the island, in the Bay of Naples, at 8.57pm on Monday. Up to 40 people were injured, including one seriously. An elderly woman was killed by masonry falling from a church, while a second woman was found dead beneath the rubble of her home.  Italian Carabinieri police officer and a doctor carry a baby rescued after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia Credit: REUTERS The worst hit area on the island was the village of Casamicciola, where several houses collapsed.  “There was a very loud noise, a rumble. It was like a bomb. At first, we didn’t understand that it was an earthquake,” said Simona Postiglione, a local resident. In one smashed building, a family of seven people were trapped beneath the rubble. They were extracted one by one, including the seven-month-old baby, named Pasquale, who was pulled out alive in the early hours of Tuesday.  #22ago 4:00 #Ischia, miracolo #vigilidelfuoco: estratto in vita il neonato dalle macerie di #casamicciolapic.twitter.com/LTfeaAHyL8— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) August 22, 2017 Firemen called the survival of the infant “a miracle” – he was trapped under the rubble for more than seven hours. They clapped and cheered as the baby was gently extracted. The child was in good health but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, along with his mother, who was also rescued. A doctor carries a baby rescued after the earthquake hit Ischia Credit: REUTERS The powerful quake caused panic on the island, with hundreds of people running out into the streets. “When the quake hit we all ran out into the street. It was very frightening,” an Italian holidaymaker told the Ansa news agency. A hospital had to be evacuated after cracks appeared in its  walls. Some patients were flown by helicopter to nearby Naples. A woman is helped out of debris and rubble after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, Credit: Reuters Three ferries have been laid on specially to enable people to leave the island if they wish. Ischia, which is particularly popular with German tourists, has been hit by earthquakes before. In 1883 around 2,300 people died after a quake hit Casamicciola. Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) put the magnitude at 4.0 but both the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European quake agency, EMSC, estimated the magnitude at 4.3. People remove debris after an earthquake hit Ischia island, near Naples, Southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Credit: ANSA Civil protection squads were already on the island because of brush fires and more were arriving from the mainland. The quake hit a few days before the first anniversary of a powerful quake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy, most of them in the town of Amatrice. 


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:06:39 -0400)


Unless you’ve been living in a fallout bunker (and who would blame you), everyone should know Monday is the day people around the U.S. have been excited about for the past few months.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:16:28 -0400)


By Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.


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A man who rammed a car into two bus shelters in southern France on Monday, killing at least one person, was known to police for minor crimes and had psychological issues, a police source said.


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SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):


(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:37:25 -0400)


Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model. Mugabe, who had been sought by police for allegedly attacking the 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel, was granted diplomatic immunity in the case by South Africa's foreign minister on Saturday. "The minister has made the determination that the conferring of diplomatic immunity is warranted in this particular instance," the ministry said Sunday, citing a need "to maintain good inter-governmental relations" in the region.


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Donald Trump will announce his decision on America’s strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation on 21 August, almost 16 years after the war began. Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night as he lays out his strategy for the continuing US involvement in the war in Afghanistan. What is Trump expected to say about Afghanistan tonight?


(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:24:37 -0400)


The airline said the incident occurred on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:42:25 -0400)


In just a few hours, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout. FOLLOW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WITH OUR LIVEBLOG NOW! Millions in US gather to gaze at rare total eclipse 01:44 What's happening? Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the spectacular moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning at 18:16 BST, we Brits will only be able to see the total solar eclipse on our screens. However, although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK we will be able to see a partial eclipse over the course of the evening (where the moon covers only a part of the sun). 10 amazing places in America to watch the 2017 solar eclipse Who will be able to see the Great American Eclipse? Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe - including the UK - will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. However, 14 states across the United States will experience a total solar eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 minutes. More than 12 million Americans live inside the path of totality and more than half of the nation live within 400 miles of it. Millions more are expected to travel to cities along the path to witness the phenomenon.  Where and when to see the eclipse What causes an eclipse? The diameter of the Sun is 400 times that of the Moon but it lies 400 times further away - which means if you are in exactly the right alignment on the surface of the Earth at the right time, you will see the two celestial bodies overlap exactly. What creates a total solar eclipse There's a Great American Eclipse Google Doodle (US only) Great American Eclipse 2017 What areas will see total blackout? Anyone within the path of totality will see the sky become dark for several minutes as the moon completely covers the sun. The path is relatively thin, around 70 miles wide, and stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. It will first be seen at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 PDT, with totality beginning at 10:16 PDT. Over the next 90 minutes, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and end near Charleston, South Carolina at 14:28 EDT. The lunar shadow will leave the US at 04:09 EDT. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. What time can I see the total eclipse? Here are the mid-eclipse times for some of the major towns and cities along the path of totality, according to Nasa. All times are local.  Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse Will there be a live stream of the eclipse? Yes - Nasa will host an Eclipse Megacast for four hours during the eclipse which will be picked up by local, national and international TV stations. You can also follow all the action via the Telegraph. How can I see the eclipse safely? Never look directly at the Sun, even through sunglasses or dark material such as a bin liner or photographic negative.  Makeshift filters may not screen out the harmful infrared radiation that can burn the retina of the eye risking permanent eye damage and blindness. Also, viewers must never use binoculars or a telescope. Wear special eclipse viewing glasses - not ordinary sunglasses - or construct a simple pinhole camera which projects an image of the Sun onto a blank piece of paper. Solar eclipse: how to watch the eclipse safely Where can I see the eclipse in the UK? Sadly there won't be a total eclipse in Britain but we will be treated to a slight partial eclipse which will still be worth watching.  It will be visible in parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on August 21 - but make sure you're in a spot where there's no cloud.   The partial eclipse begins when the Moon touches the Sun's edge which will be close to the horizon from 19:40, so make sure you have free sight to west-northwest. The maximum eclipse - when the moon is closest to the centre of the Sun- will occur at 20:04.  Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to west-northwest for the best view of the eclipse. UK eclipse circumstances for August 21 2017 When will Britain next see a solar eclipse? There was a pretty spectacular eclipse in Britain in March 2015, but the last total eclipse in the UK was in August 1999. You might be waiting a while for the next decent one too - it won't take place until August 12, 2026. On that date up to 95 per cent of the Sun will be obscured. Britain will not see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090. A total solar eclipse will next be visible in the UK in... How we watched the 1999 solar eclipse - in 90 seconds 01:42 Total solar eclipses in history Eclipses have both fascinated and terrified civilisations for centuries. When King Henry I of England, the son of William the Conqueror, died in 1133, his death happened to coincide with a total solar eclipse plummeting the nation into darkness for four minutes and 38 seconds. Historian William of Malmesbury wrote in 1140 that "the darkness was so great that people at first thought the world was ending." 


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:20:33 -0400)


One U.K.-based consultancy predicts that by 2021 Taiwan will have the world's biggest talent deficit


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Jolee Callan, 18, was shot twice in the head by former partner Loren Bunner after he convinced her to go hiking in east Alabama in August 2015. Three more photos show Ms Callan walking the dog and later holding the dog while looking out at a view after hiking up a mountain in Cheaha State Park. Police said Bunner called 911 to report he had “murdered his ex-girlfriend” while driving home from the crime scene and pulled over to wait for the authorities, according to the Shelby County Reporter.


(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:03:49 -0400)


"Canada is an opening and welcoming society," he told reporters in Montreal following talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:50 -0400)


MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:44:01 -0400)


A historic total solar eclipse arced across the United States from west to east today.


(Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:59:31 -0400)


Fukushima's operator on Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to combat widespread water contamination at the site of the worst nuclear accident in a generation. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) began pumping coolant into the remaining seven metres (23 feet) of its 1.5-kilometre underground wall which encircles the four reactors along Japan's northeast coast. The 30-metre deep wall is designed to block underground water from nearby mountains from flowing into the shattered complex and then seeping into the Pacific.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:28:43 -0400)


WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday responded forcefully to President Donald Trump’s defense of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that precipitated this month’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, while still declining to denounce Trump directly.


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Following the sighting Plymouth Long Beach, Massachusetts was closed for a few hours. Sunday's was the first shark sighting off the beach in 2017.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:32:58 -0400)


Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.


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On Aug. 21, skygazers will see a total solar eclipse


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:21:58 -0400)


Donald Trump’s former right-hand man Steve Bannon has already begun attacking his former colleagues less than a week after he was ousted from the White House. The former White House chief strategist returned to Breitbart, the far-right website, where he had been executive chairman before joining the Trump campaign, on Friday. Just two days later the website launched an attack on National Security Adviser HR McMaster as soft on Islamist extremism and terrorism.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:10:10 -0400)


Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. Islamic State is concentrating its forces around Deir al-Zor after being pushed out of the south of Raqqa Province and the west of Homs Province by Syrian land forces and the Russian air force, the ministry said.


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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The friendship of the four young roommates — though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division — never seemed destined for bloodshed.


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A California jury has ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $417million (£324m) to a woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products. The case was one of thousands of lawsuits brought nationwide alleging the company failed to warn consumers of the risk of cancer from talc in its products. The jury made the award, which included $347m in punitive damages, to Eva Echeverria after she filed suit in July of last year, a representative of the Los Angeles Superior Court told AFP. Echeverria, 63, developed the disease after decades of using Johnson & Johnson talc-based powders for feminine hygiene, according to media accounts. Johnson & Johnson plan to lodge an appeal  Credit: AP In a statement, Johnson & Johnson said it would lodge an appeal. "We will appeal today's verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder," company spokesperson Carol Goodrich said in a statement. She cited the editorial board of the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query, which wrote in April that the "weight of evidence does not support" the existence of a link between ovarian cancer and exposure of the genital region to talc. So far, juries in St. Louis, Missouri have also awarded damages against Johnson & Johnson totaling more than 307 million dollars in similar talc cases.


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Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. "Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airline has thus far been unable to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha," read a report on the SPA news agency. "Qatari authorities have not allowed the aircraft to land as it did not have the right paperwork, although the paperwork was filed days ago," SPA said.


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According to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, large sums have begun to be placed on Trump calling it quits.


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Wyndham Lathem hatched his plan with a former Oxford University employee in an online chat room.


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A U.S. warship damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday is sailing under its own power and heading to port, the U.S. Navy said. "Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities," the Navy said in a statement posted on the website of the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. "In addition to tug boats out of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Gallant, RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark are currently in the area to render assistance," it said.


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The opportunity to check out a total solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing, but not everyone will be in a position to actually stick their head outside for five minutes when it happens. Even if you're going to be stuck inside during the rare celestial event, you can still enjoy it thanks to the magic of the internet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0

As long as you have access to some kind of an internet-enabled device, you can catch full HD coverage of the eclipse thanks to NASA's streaming prowess. The group will be streaming the eclipse as it happens across the United States, following its path from Oregon to South Carolina, and grabbing all of the best shots along the way. Here's where to catch the live video:

NASA's plan for its live stream obviously includes on-the-ground video feeds, but it will also be checking in with camera angles from 11 different spacecraft, over 50 high-altitude balloon teams set up for observations, and they'll even be checking in with the crew of the International Space Station for their view of the event. Actually, watching NASA's stream is starting to sound a whole lot better than just looking up at the sun on our own.

A total solar eclipse is actually a fairly regular event, occurring every year or two on average, but what makes spotting one so difficult is that it's only visible within a very narrow band here on Earth. Many times, that band covers more ocean than dry land, but today's eclipse slices right across the entire United States, making it a pretty special occurrence. The next time a total solar eclipse will be visible throughout a good chunk of the United States is in 2024, and prior to today, the most recent total solar eclipse to actually cross the US was way back in 1979.

Coverage of the eclipse will begin today (Monday, August 21st) at noon EDT, with the first shots of the actual eclipse beginning to roll in at around 1pm EDT. Wherever you are, be sure not to miss it, one way or another.


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It’s no secret that President Donald Trump’s penchant for weekend getaways has created added costs for the Secret Service.


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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups.


(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:46:00 -0400)


A former killer whale trainer at SeaWorld has spoken out about conditions at the attraction, after the deaths of three orcas there this year. Last week, Kasatka became the third killer whale at the Californian theme park to die. The orca was 41 years old, making her the oldest killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:28:16 -0400)


Let this be a lesson to us all. A man riding a scooter was going down a street in the Chinese city of Guangxi, when a massive sinkhole suddenly opened up ahead of him. SEE ALSO: Giant sinkhole appears overnight, swallows 25 tonnes of fish His arm up, looking at his cell phone, he remains oblivious to the scene and carries on driving — until he falls right in. Here's the moment it happened: Large sinkhole forms in Guangxi early Thursday. Scooter driver doesn't see it in time, launches right into it (driver OK). pic.twitter.com/ME4YfD2Va6 — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 18, 2017 According to Chinese reports, the man was uninjured and managed to climb out of the pit, which measured two metres (6 ft) deep, eight metres long (26 ft) and five meters (16 ft) wide. While sinkholes don't usually open in the middle of the road for no reason, it's been happening more in rapidly urbanising parts of China, where extensive roadworks shifts the soil underneath the asphalt. Authorities have yet to offer an official reason for the sinkhole. But users on Chinese social media website Weibo had little sympathy for the rider. "He's using a phone while riding a scooter. Sorry I really have no sympathy," said one user. "It's fine if you walk on the sidewalk while using your phone but this is too much, it's so dangerous," another chipped in. "What the heck was he thinking playing with his phone while riding?" one asked. Well one thing's for sure, he probably won't be using his phone while driving again for a long time. WATCH: Three construction innovations that will change the way we build


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Chelsea Clinton, the former first daughter, has jumped to the defence of Barron Trump after a report criticised the way he dressed. While his mother Melania receives most of the attention in the family when it comes to fashion, the 11-year-old has caused a stir of his own for his style choices. Two months ago, President Donald Trump's youngest son set social media alight by wearing a blue T-shirt that said "the Expert" on the front. And on Sunday night, the "first boy"  caused a stir again when he returned to the White House with his father and mother wearing another J. Crew T-shirt that bore the phrase "On your mark tiger shark", along with an image of a shark.   Preach! Barron is a tshirt expert pic.twitter.com/KF920ZAE0n— Ben Fox Rubin (@benfoxrubin) August 21, 2017 While many social media users praised his style, right-wing website The Daily Caller was not impressed. "Barron looked like he was hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theater," an article said, under the headline "It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House". It concluded: "The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public."  Ms Clinton, who lived in the White House from the age of 12 to 20,  tweeted a link to the article, saying: "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."  It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 21, 2017 It is not the first the 37-year-old daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton has leapt to the defence on Barron. After the young boy was mocked  by comedians and social media users for looking bored on inauguration day, Ms Clinton, a friend of Barron’s sister Ivanka, said the boy should be allowed to “be a kid”. “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid,” she tweeted on Sunday. Barron Trump is the first boy since John F Kennedy Jr to live in the White House. Barron Trump joins Donald and Melania to watch total eclipse from the White House 00:44 He has spent his life living in Trump Tower, where he has a whole floor to himself – close to his grandparents. He speaks Slovenian with them and with his mother.  He was thrust into the spotlight on election night when he stood alongside his father as he celebrated his victory. Since then, the media attention has grown, even apparently becoming a manga character in Japan. 


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:21:00 -0400)


The suspects' undoing began when they allegedly burglarized a Port Orange home as its owner slept overnight last Thursday, officials said.


(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:04:24 -0400)


By Phil Stewart AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. The plane itself was designed in the 1950s to grip the lightest parts of the atmosphere some 70,000 feet above the Earth, so, in the words of one of the U-2 pilots, "it really doesn't want to stop flying." Enter the Dodge Charger, which along with another so-called "chase car" helped guide the spy plane down to the runway, speeding at about 90 miles per hour - an operation perfected over the many years of the famed U-2 Dragon Lady's operations.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:26:07 -0400)


On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was a-bustle on Sunday in full pre-eclipse mode. Weather predictions for Monday were iffy -- with clouds and scattered thunderstorms predicted through the hours when the eclipse is due, from the moment when the moon first obscures a small arc of the sun, to totality, and through the end of the whole cosmic viewing experience.


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This Uber ride ended in disaster.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:30:03 -0400)


An Australian man is crediting a trio of drag queen “angels” for rescuing him from a homophobic assault that he said ended when his high-heel-wearing heroines rushed in “like Destiny’s Child” with arms swinging.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:47:14 -0400)


MOSCOW (AP) — In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.


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A petition has been set up to call for the replacement of a statue of US Confederate Army general Robert E Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, with one of an anti-racist protester who was killed in the town during violent clashes. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed after a car was rammed at crowds during a white supremacy rally on 12 August at which she had been a counter-protester. A known white supremacist, James Fields Jr, has been charged with Ms Heyer’s murder in the attack that left 19 others injured.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:08:24 -0400)


You know how there are some toys you buy for your son or daughter, but in reality they're completely for you? Yeah, you're about to load up on all of the Nerf guns and Nerf gun gear you can handle, and you'll have to play it off like you're buying them for your kids. Dealing with back to school shopping can be stressful at times, and that might be why Amazon chose today to have an insane sale on all the Nerf guns and accessories you can handle. There are 21 different items available at discounts up to half off, and you can shop the entire sale
right here. Below, you'll find our picks for the 10 best bargains in this monster sale.

 


(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:43:50 -0400)


Yahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:28:30 -0400)


Though it hopes to reduce tensions by pointing out that police are sometimes a target as well, the union is drawing fire from some quarters.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:10:48 -0400)


SINGAPORE (AP) — Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.


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A 25-year old man who allegedly planned to blow up a Confederate statue in Houston, Texas has been arrested, authorities said Monday, as debate raged in the United States over what to do with the nation's Civil War-era symbols. Houston authorities said they arrested Andrew Schneck, who at the time was toting highly volatile chemical compounds used in bomb-making on Saturday, near the statue of a Confederate soldier. The arrest came with Americans deeply divided on whether to keep or discard its Confederate statues, which some see as a shameful reminder of the nation's slave-owning past, but others insist represent a proud and culturally significant legacy of the Old South.


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Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to "formally recognise" anti-fascists as terrorists. The petition on the White House website urges the federal government to declare Antifa, a terror group, out of "principle, integrity, morality and safety". Antifa, shorthand for antifascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of decentralised, grassroots groups opposed to the many guises of fascism.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:01:37 -0400)


"At first I thought it was water but the smell was so distinct it could only have been urine."


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:45:20 -0400)


If cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.


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A seven-month-old baby has been pulled alive from rubble after an earthquake hit the Italian holiday island of Ischia, killing at least two people. The baby boy was rescued at 0400 local time. A second child has now been rescued - a boy named Mattias, 11, who is the brother of the baby boy. A third brother, Ciro, eight, remains trapped in the rubble but firefighters are in contact with him and say they are confident they will be able to extract him too. The 4.0 magnitude quake hit the island, in the Bay of Naples, at 8.57pm on Monday. Up to 40 people were injured, including one seriously. An elderly woman was killed by masonry falling from a church, while a second woman was found dead beneath the rubble of her home.  Italian Carabinieri police officer and a doctor carry a baby rescued after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia Credit: REUTERS The worst hit area on the island was the village of Casamicciola, where several houses collapsed.  “There was a very loud noise, a rumble. It was like a bomb. At first, we didn’t understand that it was an earthquake,” said Simona Postiglione, a local resident. In one smashed building, a family of seven people were trapped beneath the rubble. They were extracted one by one, including the seven-month-old baby, named Pasquale, who was pulled out alive in the early hours of Tuesday.  #22ago 4:00 #Ischia, miracolo #vigilidelfuoco: estratto in vita il neonato dalle macerie di #casamicciolapic.twitter.com/LTfeaAHyL8— Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) August 22, 2017 Firemen called the survival of the infant “a miracle” – he was trapped under the rubble for more than seven hours. They clapped and cheered as the baby was gently extracted. The child was in good health but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, along with his mother, who was also rescued. A doctor carries a baby rescued after the earthquake hit Ischia Credit: REUTERS The powerful quake caused panic on the island, with hundreds of people running out into the streets. “When the quake hit we all ran out into the street. It was very frightening,” an Italian holidaymaker told the Ansa news agency. A hospital had to be evacuated after cracks appeared in its  walls. Some patients were flown by helicopter to nearby Naples. A woman is helped out of debris and rubble after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, Credit: Reuters Three ferries have been laid on specially to enable people to leave the island if they wish. Ischia, which is particularly popular with German tourists, has been hit by earthquakes before. In 1883 around 2,300 people died after a quake hit Casamicciola. Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) put the magnitude at 4.0 but both the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European quake agency, EMSC, estimated the magnitude at 4.3. People remove debris after an earthquake hit Ischia island, near Naples, Southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Credit: ANSA Civil protection squads were already on the island because of brush fires and more were arriving from the mainland. The quake hit a few days before the first anniversary of a powerful quake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy, most of them in the town of Amatrice. 


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Unless you’ve been living in a fallout bunker (and who would blame you), everyone should know Monday is the day people around the U.S. have been excited about for the past few months.


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By Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.


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A man who rammed a car into two bus shelters in southern France on Monday, killing at least one person, was known to police for minor crimes and had psychological issues, a police source said.


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SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):


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Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model. Mugabe, who had been sought by police for allegedly attacking the 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel, was granted diplomatic immunity in the case by South Africa's foreign minister on Saturday. "The minister has made the determination that the conferring of diplomatic immunity is warranted in this particular instance," the ministry said Sunday, citing a need "to maintain good inter-governmental relations" in the region.


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Donald Trump will announce his decision on America’s strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation on 21 August, almost 16 years after the war began. Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night as he lays out his strategy for the continuing US involvement in the war in Afghanistan. What is Trump expected to say about Afghanistan tonight?


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The airline said the incident occurred on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight.


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In just a few hours, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout. FOLLOW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WITH OUR LIVEBLOG NOW! Millions in US gather to gaze at rare total eclipse 01:44 What's happening? Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the spectacular moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning at 18:16 BST, we Brits will only be able to see the total solar eclipse on our screens. However, although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK we will be able to see a partial eclipse over the course of the evening (where the moon covers only a part of the sun). 10 amazing places in America to watch the 2017 solar eclipse Who will be able to see the Great American Eclipse? Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe - including the UK - will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. However, 14 states across the United States will experience a total solar eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 minutes. More than 12 million Americans live inside the path of totality and more than half of the nation live within 400 miles of it. Millions more are expected to travel to cities along the path to witness the phenomenon.  Where and when to see the eclipse What causes an eclipse? The diameter of the Sun is 400 times that of the Moon but it lies 400 times further away - which means if you are in exactly the right alignment on the surface of the Earth at the right time, you will see the two celestial bodies overlap exactly. What creates a total solar eclipse There's a Great American Eclipse Google Doodle (US only) Great American Eclipse 2017 What areas will see total blackout? Anyone within the path of totality will see the sky become dark for several minutes as the moon completely covers the sun. The path is relatively thin, around 70 miles wide, and stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. It will first be seen at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 PDT, with totality beginning at 10:16 PDT. Over the next 90 minutes, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and end near Charleston, South Carolina at 14:28 EDT. The lunar shadow will leave the US at 04:09 EDT. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. What time can I see the total eclipse? Here are the mid-eclipse times for some of the major towns and cities along the path of totality, according to Nasa. All times are local.  Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse Will there be a live stream of the eclipse? Yes - Nasa will host an Eclipse Megacast for four hours during the eclipse which will be picked up by local, national and international TV stations. You can also follow all the action via the Telegraph. How can I see the eclipse safely? Never look directly at the Sun, even through sunglasses or dark material such as a bin liner or photographic negative.  Makeshift filters may not screen out the harmful infrared radiation that can burn the retina of the eye risking permanent eye damage and blindness. Also, viewers must never use binoculars or a telescope. Wear special eclipse viewing glasses - not ordinary sunglasses - or construct a simple pinhole camera which projects an image of the Sun onto a blank piece of paper. Solar eclipse: how to watch the eclipse safely Where can I see the eclipse in the UK? Sadly there won't be a total eclipse in Britain but we will be treated to a slight partial eclipse which will still be worth watching.  It will be visible in parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on August 21 - but make sure you're in a spot where there's no cloud.   The partial eclipse begins when the Moon touches the Sun's edge which will be close to the horizon from 19:40, so make sure you have free sight to west-northwest. The maximum eclipse - when the moon is closest to the centre of the Sun- will occur at 20:04.  Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to west-northwest for the best view of the eclipse. UK eclipse circumstances for August 21 2017 When will Britain next see a solar eclipse? There was a pretty spectacular eclipse in Britain in March 2015, but the last total eclipse in the UK was in August 1999. You might be waiting a while for the next decent one too - it won't take place until August 12, 2026. On that date up to 95 per cent of the Sun will be obscured. Britain will not see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090. A total solar eclipse will next be visible in the UK in... How we watched the 1999 solar eclipse - in 90 seconds 01:42 Total solar eclipses in history Eclipses have both fascinated and terrified civilisations for centuries. When King Henry I of England, the son of William the Conqueror, died in 1133, his death happened to coincide with a total solar eclipse plummeting the nation into darkness for four minutes and 38 seconds. Historian William of Malmesbury wrote in 1140 that "the darkness was so great that people at first thought the world was ending." 


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One U.K.-based consultancy predicts that by 2021 Taiwan will have the world's biggest talent deficit


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Jolee Callan, 18, was shot twice in the head by former partner Loren Bunner after he convinced her to go hiking in east Alabama in August 2015. Three more photos show Ms Callan walking the dog and later holding the dog while looking out at a view after hiking up a mountain in Cheaha State Park. Police said Bunner called 911 to report he had “murdered his ex-girlfriend” while driving home from the crime scene and pulled over to wait for the authorities, according to the Shelby County Reporter.


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"Canada is an opening and welcoming society," he told reporters in Montreal following talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said.


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MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health.


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A historic total solar eclipse arced across the United States from west to east today.


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Fukushima's operator on Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to combat widespread water contamination at the site of the worst nuclear accident in a generation. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) began pumping coolant into the remaining seven metres (23 feet) of its 1.5-kilometre underground wall which encircles the four reactors along Japan's northeast coast. The 30-metre deep wall is designed to block underground water from nearby mountains from flowing into the shattered complex and then seeping into the Pacific.


(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:28:43 -0400)


WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday responded forcefully to President Donald Trump’s defense of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that precipitated this month’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, while still declining to denounce Trump directly.


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Following the sighting Plymouth Long Beach, Massachusetts was closed for a few hours. Sunday's was the first shark sighting off the beach in 2017.


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Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.


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On Aug. 21, skygazers will see a total solar eclipse


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Donald Trump’s former right-hand man Steve Bannon has already begun attacking his former colleagues less than a week after he was ousted from the White House. The former White House chief strategist returned to Breitbart, the far-right website, where he had been executive chairman before joining the Trump campaign, on Friday. Just two days later the website launched an attack on National Security Adviser HR McMaster as soft on Islamist extremism and terrorism.


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Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. Islamic State is concentrating its forces around Deir al-Zor after being pushed out of the south of Raqqa Province and the west of Homs Province by Syrian land forces and the Russian air force, the ministry said.


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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The friendship of the four young roommates — though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division — never seemed destined for bloodshed.


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A California jury has ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $417million (£324m) to a woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products. The case was one of thousands of lawsuits brought nationwide alleging the company failed to warn consumers of the risk of cancer from talc in its products. The jury made the award, which included $347m in punitive damages, to Eva Echeverria after she filed suit in July of last year, a representative of the Los Angeles Superior Court told AFP. Echeverria, 63, developed the disease after decades of using Johnson & Johnson talc-based powders for feminine hygiene, according to media accounts. Johnson & Johnson plan to lodge an appeal  Credit: AP In a statement, Johnson & Johnson said it would lodge an appeal. "We will appeal today's verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder," company spokesperson Carol Goodrich said in a statement. She cited the editorial board of the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query, which wrote in April that the "weight of evidence does not support" the existence of a link between ovarian cancer and exposure of the genital region to talc. So far, juries in St. Louis, Missouri have also awarded damages against Johnson & Johnson totaling more than 307 million dollars in similar talc cases.


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Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. "Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airline has thus far been unable to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha," read a report on the SPA news agency. "Qatari authorities have not allowed the aircraft to land as it did not have the right paperwork, although the paperwork was filed days ago," SPA said.


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According to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, large sums have begun to be placed on Trump calling it quits.


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Wyndham Lathem hatched his plan with a former Oxford University employee in an online chat room.


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A U.S. warship damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday is sailing under its own power and heading to port, the U.S. Navy said. "Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities," the Navy said in a statement posted on the website of the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. "In addition to tug boats out of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Gallant, RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark are currently in the area to render assistance," it said.


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The opportunity to check out a total solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing, but not everyone will be in a position to actually stick their head outside for five minutes when it happens. Even if you're going to be stuck inside during the rare celestial event, you can still enjoy it thanks to the magic of the internet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0

As long as you have access to some kind of an internet-enabled device, you can catch full HD coverage of the eclipse thanks to NASA's streaming prowess. The group will be streaming the eclipse as it happens across the United States, following its path from Oregon to South Carolina, and grabbing all of the best shots along the way. Here's where to catch the live video:

NASA's plan for its live stream obviously includes on-the-ground video feeds, but it will also be checking in with camera angles from 11 different spacecraft, over 50 high-altitude balloon teams set up for observations, and they'll even be checking in with the crew of the International Space Station for their view of the event. Actually, watching NASA's stream is starting to sound a whole lot better than just looking up at the sun on our own.

A total solar eclipse is actually a fairly regular event, occurring every year or two on average, but what makes spotting one so difficult is that it's only visible within a very narrow band here on Earth. Many times, that band covers more ocean than dry land, but today's eclipse slices right across the entire United States, making it a pretty special occurrence. The next time a total solar eclipse will be visible throughout a good chunk of the United States is in 2024, and prior to today, the most recent total solar eclipse to actually cross the US was way back in 1979.

Coverage of the eclipse will begin today (Monday, August 21st) at noon EDT, with the first shots of the actual eclipse beginning to roll in at around 1pm EDT. Wherever you are, be sure not to miss it, one way or another.


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It’s no secret that President Donald Trump’s penchant for weekend getaways has created added costs for the Secret Service.


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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups.


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A former killer whale trainer at SeaWorld has spoken out about conditions at the attraction, after the deaths of three orcas there this year. Last week, Kasatka became the third killer whale at the Californian theme park to die. The orca was 41 years old, making her the oldest killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego.


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Let this be a lesson to us all. A man riding a scooter was going down a street in the Chinese city of Guangxi, when a massive sinkhole suddenly opened up ahead of him. SEE ALSO: Giant sinkhole appears overnight, swallows 25 tonnes of fish His arm up, looking at his cell phone, he remains oblivious to the scene and carries on driving — until he falls right in. Here's the moment it happened: Large sinkhole forms in Guangxi early Thursday. Scooter driver doesn't see it in time, launches right into it (driver OK). pic.twitter.com/ME4YfD2Va6 — People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 18, 2017 According to Chinese reports, the man was uninjured and managed to climb out of the pit, which measured two metres (6 ft) deep, eight metres long (26 ft) and five meters (16 ft) wide. While sinkholes don't usually open in the middle of the road for no reason, it's been happening more in rapidly urbanising parts of China, where extensive roadworks shifts the soil underneath the asphalt. Authorities have yet to offer an official reason for the sinkhole. But users on Chinese social media website Weibo had little sympathy for the rider. "He's using a phone while riding a scooter. Sorry I really have no sympathy," said one user. "It's fine if you walk on the sidewalk while using your phone but this is too much, it's so dangerous," another chipped in. "What the heck was he thinking playing with his phone while riding?" one asked. Well one thing's for sure, he probably won't be using his phone while driving again for a long time. WATCH: Three construction innovations that will change the way we build


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Chelsea Clinton, the former first daughter, has jumped to the defence of Barron Trump after a report criticised the way he dressed. While his mother Melania receives most of the attention in the family when it comes to fashion, the 11-year-old has caused a stir of his own for his style choices. Two months ago, President Donald Trump's youngest son set social media alight by wearing a blue T-shirt that said "the Expert" on the front. And on Sunday night, the "first boy"  caused a stir again when he returned to the White House with his father and mother wearing another J. Crew T-shirt that bore the phrase "On your mark tiger shark", along with an image of a shark.   Preach! Barron is a tshirt expert pic.twitter.com/KF920ZAE0n— Ben Fox Rubin (@benfoxrubin) August 21, 2017 While many social media users praised his style, right-wing website The Daily Caller was not impressed. "Barron looked like he was hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theater," an article said, under the headline "It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House". It concluded: "The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public."  Ms Clinton, who lived in the White House from the age of 12 to 20,  tweeted a link to the article, saying: "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."  It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 21, 2017 It is not the first the 37-year-old daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton has leapt to the defence on Barron. After the young boy was mocked  by comedians and social media users for looking bored on inauguration day, Ms Clinton, a friend of Barron’s sister Ivanka, said the boy should be allowed to “be a kid”. “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid,” she tweeted on Sunday. Barron Trump is the first boy since John F Kennedy Jr to live in the White House. Barron Trump joins Donald and Melania to watch total eclipse from the White House 00:44 He has spent his life living in Trump Tower, where he has a whole floor to himself – close to his grandparents. He speaks Slovenian with them and with his mother.  He was thrust into the spotlight on election night when he stood alongside his father as he celebrated his victory. Since then, the media attention has grown, even apparently becoming a manga character in Japan. 


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The suspects' undoing began when they allegedly burglarized a Port Orange home as its owner slept overnight last Thursday, officials said.


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By Phil Stewart AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - It may not sound possible to "catch" an American spy plane while driving a Dodge Charger. The plane itself was designed in the 1950s to grip the lightest parts of the atmosphere some 70,000 feet above the Earth, so, in the words of one of the U-2 pilots, "it really doesn't want to stop flying." Enter the Dodge Charger, which along with another so-called "chase car" helped guide the spy plane down to the runway, speeding at about 90 miles per hour - an operation perfected over the many years of the famed U-2 Dragon Lady's operations.


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On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was a-bustle on Sunday in full pre-eclipse mode. Weather predictions for Monday were iffy -- with clouds and scattered thunderstorms predicted through the hours when the eclipse is due, from the moment when the moon first obscures a small arc of the sun, to totality, and through the end of the whole cosmic viewing experience.


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This Uber ride ended in disaster.


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An Australian man is crediting a trio of drag queen “angels” for rescuing him from a homophobic assault that he said ended when his high-heel-wearing heroines rushed in “like Destiny’s Child” with arms swinging.


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MOSCOW (AP) — In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.


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A petition has been set up to call for the replacement of a statue of US Confederate Army general Robert E Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, with one of an anti-racist protester who was killed in the town during violent clashes. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed after a car was rammed at crowds during a white supremacy rally on 12 August at which she had been a counter-protester. A known white supremacist, James Fields Jr, has been charged with Ms Heyer’s murder in the attack that left 19 others injured.


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You know how there are some toys you buy for your son or daughter, but in reality they're completely for you? Yeah, you're about to load up on all of the Nerf guns and Nerf gun gear you can handle, and you'll have to play it off like you're buying them for your kids. Dealing with back to school shopping can be stressful at times, and that might be why Amazon chose today to have an insane sale on all the Nerf guns and accessories you can handle. There are 21 different items available at discounts up to half off, and you can shop the entire sale
right here. Below, you'll find our picks for the 10 best bargains in this monster sale.

 


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