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|Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be Real
Joshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, didn’t believe his captors when they told him who the new United Sates president was.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 6:12 PM
|Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python
Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 11:56 AM
|Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight
Activist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 5:05 PM
|Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatherings
A small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism's Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the city, Israeli archaeologists said on Monday. The 200-seat carved stone structure was found underneath a passageway leading to the raised esplanade where an ancient Jewish temple stood until it was razed by the Romans as they put down a rebellion in 70 AD. Unlike larger, open-air Roman auditoriums, the amphitheatre was likely meant to be an odeon, for musical performances, or a city council meeting hall known as a bouleuterion, the Israel Antiquites Authority said.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 7:27 AM
|Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and Spain
Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in “exceptional” weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 9:46 AM
|No verdict on 1st day of jury work in burning death trial
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death in 2014. The judge sent the sequestered group back to their hotel for the night, and court will be back in session for more deliberations Monday.
POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2017 10:05 PM
|Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bomb
Malta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement. Caruna Galizia’s blog, Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women “making and shaking Europe” for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta’s culture of “cronyism” and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat’s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies. Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat’s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation. Mr Muscat called - and won - early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases. “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in the last line.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 1:05 PM
|Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless Marriage
Raise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 3:39 PM
|The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)
Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.
POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2017 8:13 PM
|Trump Ally Says President Cut Off Obamacare Payments To Destroy Health Law
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.
POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2017 1:41 PM