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- Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold' - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:21:52 -0500
Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.
- Man Accidentally Shoots Self, Wife During Gun Safety Discussion - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:53:20 -0500
A Tennessee man accidentally shot himself and his wife Thursday during a discussion at their church about gun safety concerns.
- The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:28:52 -0500
The Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ― but that may be because no one ever thought they’d need a rule about that.
- Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:53:04 -0500
Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.
- A U.S. Warship Just Collided With a Tugboat in Japanese Waters - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:57:59 -0500
It's the fifth crash this year for the Navy's 7th Fleet
- Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:35:19 -0500
Argentina’s navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday.
- Three Major Alabama Newspapers Urge Voters To 'Reject' Roy Moore - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:47:26 -0500
Three of Alabama’s largest newspapers owned by the same company on Sunday urged voters to “stand for decency” and “reject” Alabama Republican Roy Moore in the state’s Dec. 12 Senate special election.
- Russia Nixes Billionaire Plan to Turn the Tu-160 Bomber into the Ultimate Passenger Jet - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:39:00 -0500
Rich businessmen around the world want Russia to turn its Tupolev-160 strategic bomber into a private jet. A senior Tupolev executive claims that the aircraft manufacturer has turned down many requests to civilianize its Tu-160 (NATO codename Blackjack), a long-range strategic bomber that resembles America's B-1 Lancer, and its TU-22M3 Backfire bomber.
- Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:37:47 -0500
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors.
- Trump: 'Hillary, get on with your life' - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:26:49 -0500
President Trump attacks Hillary Clinton again after she questions the "legitimacy" of his win.
- Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporter - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:24:00 -0500
Greg Gianforte told an officer that Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled him to the floor of his campaign office after “interrogating” him, according to notes from a Gallatin County sheriff’s officer who interviewed the politician after the incident unfolded. “He grabbed my wrist, he spun and we ended up on the floor ... so he pulled me down on top of him,” the sergeant quoted the politician as saying.
- 19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:17:57 -0500
Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.
- Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:50:24 -0500
The head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.
- Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:43:28 -0500
U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns. The move follows efforts by Indonesian authorities on Friday to evacuate villages near Freeport’s Grasberg mine in the eastern province of Papua that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists. Freeport has asked family and household members of its employees to prepare over the weekend for a temporary relocation from the mining town of Tembagapura, about 10 km (6.2 miles) from Grasberg, company sources said.
- Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:00:02 -0500
The previous national federal ban on assault weapons lapsed more than a decade ago, and Congress has not renewed it. Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market.
- 'He Will Not Step Down.' Roy Moore Allegations Divide Women in Alabama - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:57:17 -0500
The accusations of sexual misconduct are dividing Republicans and women
- World Toilet Day - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:31:29 -0500
World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste.
- Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:28:17 -0500
A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and giant waves Sunday as they intensified their search for a missing Argentine submarine, after attempted distress calls raised hopes the 44 crew members may still be alive. There has been no contact with the ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric sub, since early Wednesday. "The effort has tripled," Argentina's navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters Sunday of rescue efforts, adding that no theory had yet been ruled out at to what happened to the vessel.
- Keystone XL Opponents On 210,000-Gallon Spill: We Warned You - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:51:31 -0500
In April 2016, just five months after President Barack Obama rejected the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the existing Keystone pipeline leaked 17,000 gallons of oil onto private land in southeastern South Dakota.
- Turkey prosecutors open probe of former, acting US attorneys - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:39:06 -0500
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Saturday of two United States prosecutors involved in putting a Turkish-Iranian businessman on trial for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to Turkey's official news agency.
- Judge Running For Ohio Governor Boasts On Facebook He's Bedded 50 Women - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:47:22 -0500
An Ohio Supreme Court justice who is campaigning to become governor of the state took to Facebook on Friday to reveal that he has been “sexually intimate” with 50 “very attractive females.”
- Animal Welfare Groups Slam Proposal To Speed Up Poultry Plant Lines - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:59:13 -0500
Animal welfare advocates are joining worker rights and food safety groups in opposition to a poultry industry proposal to speed up portions of processing lines at chicken plants.
- Syrian army, allies take back Albu Kamal from Islamic State - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:32:08 -0500
The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday. The army had declared victory over Islamic State in Albu Kamal earlier this month but the jihadists then staged a counter-attack using sleeper cells hidden in the town.
- Family Sues After Death of Boy, 5, Who Was Crushed at Rotating Restaurant - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:54:29 -0500
He died shortly after at the hospital.
- Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counter-protest - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:30:37 -0500
A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counter-protesters.
- Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegations - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:36:05 -0500
Ohio State University has become the latest US academic institution to ban on fraternity ceremonies amid concern that alcohol-fuelled initiations are putting students at risk. The move comes within days of Texas State University outlawing all "Greek Activities" - encompassing both fraternities and sororities - following the death of a Phi Kappa Psi inductee. Similar steps have been taken in recent weeks at the University of Michigan and Florida State University. There has been mounting concern at the human toll arising from the incidents of "hazing" at many universities in the US. Such rituals involve pledgees drinking copious amounts of alcohol in a very short time, with at times fatal consequences. In May, 18 students at Penn State were charged with offences including aggravated assault and furnishing alcohol to minors following with the death of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old engineering student. It is estimated there have been 40 deaths from hazing at US campuses over the last 10 years. Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza Credit: Abby Drey/AP The Ohio decision was announced by Ryan Lovell, the senior director for sorority and fraternity life at the university, the New York Times reported. “During the period of this directive, your chapter may request to participate in essential activities only,” Mr Lovell wrote. Since the start of the academic year, 11 of the university's 37 fraternities have come under investigation, although details of the alleged offences have not been disclosed.
- Bull gores Argentine tourist to death in India: police - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:16:09 -0500
An Argentine man holidaying in India has been gored to death by a bull in the popular tourist city of Jaipur, police said Sunday. The 29-year-old was walking along a street near Jaipur's main market on Saturday afternoon when he was attacked and seriously injured by the animal. The Argentine embassy had been informed of his death, The Press Trust of India reporred.
- Trump Family Business Worth A Fraction Of What President Has Touted - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:01:41 -0500
The president’s family business is worth about one-tenth of the value he has claimed, according to an analysis of the latest figures he has filed with the federal government.
- Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:24:34 -0500
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 16 about a deadly shooting rampage in Northern California, The Associated Press, relying on information from law enforcement, reported erroneously the name of a shooting victim. The coroner's office said Diana Steele, who was previously involved in an altercation with shooter Kevin Neal, was killed in the shooting. Hailey Poland was not among the dead.
- Don't Be That Person Who Wastes Absurd Amounts Of Food On Thanksgiving - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:46:57 -0500
It’s time to put together your festive Thanksgiving menu ― but this year, try to cook up a way to make sure that most of it actually gets eaten.
- Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday Cups - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:17:37 -0500
It seems like outrage over Starbucks cups is almost as much of a holiday tradition as crowded malls, Mariah Carey and sappy movie marathons.
- The Latest: 'Masterpiece or mayhem?' Zimbabwe watchers agog - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:57:15 -0500
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):
- Lee Harvey Oswald's killer Jack Ruby told FBI informant to 'watch the fireworks' hours before JFK's assasination - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:01:00 -0500
Jack Ruby told an FBI informant to “watch the fireworks” on the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated, the latest release of JFK files reveals. Ruby, who went on to shoot and mortally wound Lee Harvey Oswald two days later, made the comments hours before the President was killed in Dallas, Texas. Although the President was assassinated on 22 November 1963, the interaction between Ruby and the FBI informant, identified as Bob Vanderslice, was not officially relayed to the FBI until March 1977.
- Argentina says signals detected, likely from missing submarine - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:43:48 -0500
Hopes that 44 crew members of a missing Argentine navy submarine may be found alive rose after the defense ministry said the vessel likely tried to communicate via satellite on Saturday as an international search mission was underway in the stormy South Atlantic.
- U.S. Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down' - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:52:18 -0500
By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks. "He will not step down," Kayla Moore said at a news conference on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery. "He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama." The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice's campaign has been in turmoil since the Washington Post published a story last week detailing the accounts of three women who claim Moore pursued them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
- France, Lebanon and the Hariri family have close ties - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:25:21 -0500
France under President Emmanuel Macron has played a leading role in trying to avert a fresh crisis in Lebanon following the surprise resignation of its prime minister Saad Hariri. Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday on Macron's invitation, after the premier once again dismissed rumours that he had been held against his will in Saudi Arabia since announcing his resignation there on November 4. As Macron holds talks with Hariri, AFP explains France's role in working to defuse the situation.
- Top General Says He Would Reject An 'Illegal' Nuclear Strike Order From Trump - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:29:19 -0500
The top nuclear commander in the U.S. said Saturday that he would reject an “illegal” nuclear attack order from President Donald Trump, and would instead steer the commander in chief to other “options.”
- Mom Sentenced to 3 Years After Son, 7, Dies From Strep Throat Because She Didn't Take Him to Doctor - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:15:50 -0500
She said she thought he had a flu or a cold.
- Jay-Z Writes How ‘Probation Is A Trap’ In Powerful Meek Mill Op-Ed - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:07 -0500
Jay-Z continued to show his support for fellow rapper Meek Mill in a poignant New York Times opinion piece published Friday.
- Hunter mutilated in bear attack has face rebuilt in pioneering surgery - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:35:48 -0500
A hunter left disfigured from a near-fatal bear attack has had his face rebuilt after undergoing months of surgeries. Lee Brooke’s nose and moustache were “ripped off” his face during the grizzly attack during a hunting trip in Wyoming in October last year. The 60-year-old told FOX 31 he came across an elk he had shot the day before on his excursion, but quickly realised a bear had already claimed the kill. He turned to leave when the bear suddenly attacked, knocking him unconscious. When he woke he found the aggressive animal standing over him. Mr Brooke recalled the shock of seeing his “nose and moustache laid out on the ground”, adding: “Now I knew what was wrong with my face.” He underwent months of surgeries Credit: FOX31 Denver (KDVR-TV) He explained: “I felt her sniffing my cheek. I felt her whiskers. “I should’ve bled to death right there. I should’ve at least drowned on my blood.” With blood in his eyes blurring his vision, he managed to reach for a steak knife in his pocket, later joking: “I don’t know that I would have been brave enough to stab her if I could see her. “I had to lean in to stab her in the head. So I was [that] close to her nose.” He spent around an hour alone in the woods before help arrived, recalling: “I said ‘Lord I could do with a little help about now!’” His brother-in-law, George Neal, eventually found him and remembered seeing Lee’s torn-off nose and upper lip on the ground. He grabbed the body parts and stuffed them in Lee's pocket before calling 911. He said the bear “ripped his face right off”. A wild bear (not pictured) attacked him in Wyoming Credit: AP Mr Brooke underwent months of reconstructive surgery at the Swedish Medical Center’s Burn and Reconstructive Unit in Colorado. Dr Benson Pulikkottil and Dr Lily Daniali removed a fibula and a flap of skin from his leg, then used the bone and skin to rebuild his face. Doctors will eventually reconstruct his nose, possibly even using a part of his own nose they managed to preserve. “They were so confident and compassionate and communicated really well back and forth,” said Mr Brooke. “Everybody was phenomenal. They built me up and never let me down. They’re the best of the best.” Woman’s yoga session interrupted by bear licking her neck
- 10 Twists On Snickerdoodles You Weren't Expecting - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:32:06 -0500
- 13 times nature was scary AF in 2017 - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500
Never underestimate the power of nature — it continues to be filled with the most alarming creepy crawlers in the world. Every year it seems like there's no escaping from what nature has to offer. There were 13 times (and definitely more) of nature not holding back from being absolutely terrifying. SEE ALSO: Here are some of the most stunning nature photographs of 2017 There's no where to run from slithering snakes in gas pumps and bears breaking into your homes. 1. When spider crabs ripped the crap out of an octopus They didn't even have one small ounce of remorse. 2. This python attacking a hyena twice its size Never underestimate the little guy...even if it's 25 feet long and weighs 200 pounds. 3. A crocodile's attempt at ripping off an elephant's trunk This scene is nothing like The Lion King. 4. The time this giant fish savagely flipped a fisherman's boat over Hey Florida, you can keep your humongous sea monsters. Thanks. 5. A spider LIVING IN A WOMAN'S EAR. NO. BIG. DEAL. Nope. No, thank you. 6. This bobcat picking a fight with a guy and his dog No chill whatsoever. 7. A snake's failed attack on a motorcyclist So much for minding your business on the road. 8. The moment locusts invaded an area in southern Russia Who needs to go outside anyways? 9. When a crocodile dragged a cow through the water ... casually, of course Lalalalalalalala nothing to see here. 10. That time a snake hid inside a gas pump Forget putting gas in your car anymore. 11. This spider wasted no time capturing a toad in his web Spider showed the toad no mercy. 12. When a carpet python slithered his way into a hotel bathroom skylight Who needs to use the bathroom anyway? 13. This bear making his way into a Colorado resident's garage Just throw the whole garage away. It goes to show that nowhere is safe anymore. 2017 you've been the scariest yet. There's no way next year can top this. Image: giphy WATCH: 2 ways you can catch a parasite in the US
- 'Teen Mom OG's' Catelynn Lowell Heads To Treatment Over Suicidal Thoughts - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:39:33 -0500
“Teen Mom OG” star Catelynn Lowell Baltierra has announced on Twitter that she’s seeking medical treatment after struggling with suicidal thoughts.
- US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:32:37 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.
- US industry gears up to save NAFTA - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:59:13 -0500
The business world is mobilizing to convince the Trump administration to save the North American Free Trade Agreement, which corporate leaders say has greatly benefited the world's largest economy for 23 years. With televised ads proclaiming "NAFTA works for America" and study after study enumerating the dangers of withdrawing from the treaty, the US Chamber of Commerce and like-minded trade proponents have taken their message to Capitol Hill. The effort has taken on added significance now that negotiators from Canada, the United States and Mexico working to overhaul the treaty are conducting their fifth round of talks in Mexico City.
- Jeff Sessions Yuks It Up Over Russians In Speech To Lawyers - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:13:04 -0500
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had lawyers rolling in the aisles with a surprising string of Russian quips at the start of a speech he gave Friday.
- Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:01:39 -0500
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise". Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Roman Catholic Church's first yearly World Day of the Poor, which the pope established to draw the attention of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to the neediest. About 1,500 of them were having lunch with the pope in the Vatican's large audience hall and others were being taken to eat as guests in nearby pontifical colleges.
- The Day Domestic Violence Came To Church - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:01:52 -0500
On a Saturday night in 2014, 18-year-old Danielle Shields sent a friend a series of panicked texts.
- Rare white moose saved from hunters in Sweden after police u-turn - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:13:49 -0500
A rare white moose’s life has been saved in Sweden after a decision to allow hunters to kill it was overturned. The magnificent moose, named Ferdinand, gained worldwide media attention in August after local politician Hans Nilsson captured him swimming on camera in Värmland, western Sweden. “It was an awesome moment being alone with this incredible animal. Having had that experience, I could not believe that someone would to kill him,” he told The Telegraph. The elk became a potential target for hunters after police blamed the animal for an attack on a jogger on 6 November. A rare white moose has been saved from hunters in Sweden Credit: Hans Nilsson “The moose has had two turbulent weeks. It started with a young woman who was out jogging with two dogs attached to a leash around her waist,” Mr Nilsson says. “When they met the moose, the dogs began barking. The moose wanted to defend himself and attacked the dogs. The woman fell to the ground and dislocated her shoulder.” In response to the incident, police “decided to allow local hunters to shoot the moose, claiming that it was a danger to people,” he explains. Mr Nilsson started a petition to protect the moose and it gained more than 14,000 signatures in just a few days. “I was very upset since I knew it is a harmless animal,” he adds. “Luckily, none of the local hunters wanted to kill it.” The nature photographer said the police reversed their decision due to the backlash: “The moose is no longer considered dangerous to humans. The moose is safe and can continue to live in his habitat in western Värmland. “Out of 400, 000 moose in Sweden, maybe 100 of them are white,” he adds. “Most of them live in this area. They are not albino. They have a genetic defect called leucism. They cannot store pigment. “It is very important that we preserve all the white moose so that they can continue to live in the Swedish forests.” Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be ‘target’ for poachers
- Disturbing video shows dying WWII vet was neglected in nursing home - Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:26:58 -0500
James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., died in 2014 at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center. At first it appeared the decorated veteran of World War II had died of natural causes. And then his family watched the footage on a hidden camera they had put in his room.