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|North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'
North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 11:04 PM
|ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group
The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:41 PM
|'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning death
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 10:25 PM
|Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies
By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 6:59 PM
|China's Jiang rises from the 'dead' for Communist meeting
Rumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party's leadership Congress. Proving that reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated, the former leader sat next to President Xi Jinping and stood for the national anthem as the twice-a-decade congress opened on national television in Beijing's vast Great Hall of the People. Many Chinese internet users gushed over the elderly "Frog" -- an affectionate nickname inspired by Jiang's wide grin and prominent bespectacled eyes -- marvelling over the apparently still hale nonagenarian in postings sprinkled with frog emojis.
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 3:23 AM
|Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre
A state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock “to one lucky winner” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:27 AM
|Newt, it takes just a few seconds to proofread a tweet
Typos are a fact of life. Today's example: Newt Gingrich, tweeting his steadfast support for "Presideent Trtump." In the words of the former speaker of the House, "Trtump was rermarkably stgroing in hius joint press event with" Senator Mitch McConnell held earlier Monday at the White House. A glowing review! SEE ALSO: Trump and Mitch McConnell formally announce bromance in weird Rose Garden press conference Gingrich has replaced the original tweet with a legible version. "Sometimes my ideas are faster than my fingers," he claims, which...fine. Just for future ref, Newt– it takes about three seconds to proofread a tweet before pressing send. So close, Newt. pic.twitter.com/JZZwkSOVTy — Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 16, 2017 this was Trump tweeting while Newt struggled to take his phone back pic.twitter.com/HKHSQ1K8jR — thomas violence (@thomas_violence) October 16, 2017 “It’s not a good look to try to defend the president when you’re drunk” Newt: Frist off aal, pic.twitter.com/0HX6stfRtN — alex tumay (@alextumay) October 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/7mH3Dsmd4A — ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) October 16, 2017 Newt Gingrich is trying to bring back Weird Twitter. pic.twitter.com/c4kClYrORb — ParaNorbit™ (@TimDuffy) October 16, 2017 WATCH: This wearable Bluetooth device will turn any surface into a keyboard
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 4:31 PM
|Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect
A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:52 PM
|Remembering William Seward’s Alaska ‘folly’
In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 5:11 AM
|Trump: Ask Kelly if Obama Called When His Son Died
Pres. Trump defended his claim that his predecessor didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers on Tuesday, by alluding to former Gen. John Kelly’s son, a Marine who died in Afghanistan.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 11:31 AM