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  • Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest

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

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:43:50 -0400
  • NYPD union: Cops are victims of 'blue racism'

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    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 13:28:30 -0400
  • 'Mother of Satan' TATP found in Spain bomb factory

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    Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the "mother of Satan" -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs, police said Sunday. Used by jihadists everywhere from Paris and Brussels to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the dangerously unstable TATP has become the explosive of choice for the Islamic State group, which claimed the attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils. Investigators uncovered ingredients of the explosive at a house in the town of Alcanar, around 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Barcelona, believed to be the terror cell's bomb-making factory.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:16:10 -0400
  • A Total Solar Eclipse Makes History as It Sweeps Across America

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    Day will suddenly turn into night in more than a dozen states

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:53 -0400
  • Hundreds of thousands urge Donald Trump to label anti-fascists 'terrorists' in White House petition

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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 08:32:41 -0400
  • Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain

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    SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided in Southeast Asia, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and five injured.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:37:21 -0400
  • Northwestern Professor Murdered Boyfriend In Sex-Fantasy Gone Wrong, Prosecutor Says

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

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:22:50 -0400
  • Breitbart news attacks HR McMaster two days after Steve Bannon returns to the far-right website

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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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:21:58 -0400
  • The Total Solar Eclipse Is Finally Here And The Photos Don't Disappoint

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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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:06:39 -0400
  • Canada's Trudeau warns against entering country 'irregularly'

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:03:49 -0400
  • Fukushima reactor 'ice wall' nearly finished

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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.

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:59:31 -0400
  • Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark - latest news and images

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    Total solar eclipse to cross US from 6:15pm (BST) to 7:49pm (BST) Partial eclipse will be seen in the UK Solar eclipse enthusiasts descend upon tiny town of Hopkinsville What time is the eclipse, where is it, plus the science behind it How to watch a solar eclipse safely  Will the eclipse cause secret planet 'Nibiru' to destroy Earth next month? Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses are taking positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, will draw one of the largest audiences in human history, experts say. When those watching via social and broadcast media are included, the spectacle will likely smash records. Some 12 million people live in the 70-mile-wide (113-km-wide), 2,500-mile-long (4,000-km-long) zone where the total eclipse will appear on Monday. Millions of others have traveled to spots along the route to bask in its full glory. Great American eclipse, in pictures The phenomenon will first appear at 10:15 a.m. PDT (6:15 BST) near Depoe Bay, Oregon. Some 94 minutes later, at 2:49 p.m. EDT (7:49 BST), totality will take its final bow near Charleston, South Carolina. The last time such a spectacle unfolded from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast was in 1918. The last total eclipse seen anywhere in the United States took place in 1979. For millions of others who can't get there, a partial eclipse of the sun will appear throughout North America if there is no local cloud cover. Perhaps never before have so many people had the opportunity to see a total eclipse, said Michael Zeiler, a self-described "eclipse chaser" who on Monday will notch his ninth time seeing "totality." Where and when to see the eclipse Weeks of publicity have fanned excitement,he said, and may have persuaded many families to make last-minute plans for a road trip to the zone. Zeiler, who runs GreatAmericanEclipse.com, a website devoted to the event, estimates that up to 7.4 million people with travel to the zone to observe the total eclipse, which takes place in the peak vacation month of August. Many people have trekked to remote national forests and parks of Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming, while others have bought tickets to watch the show en masse in a Carbondale, Illinois, football stadium, a two-hour drive southeast of St. Louis. What creates a total solar eclipse In South Carolina, Charleston County's more than 16,000 hotel rooms are booked, tourism officials say. Police expect up to 100,000 visitors to the area on Monday. Those who live along the path, which cuts through a few population centers like Kansas City and Nashville, Tennessee, can simply walk out their homes and look skyward. For all but the couple of minutes of totality, observers must wear specially designed solar-safe sunglasses or filters to avoid severe eye damage. It is never safe to gaze directly at a partial eclipse with the naked eye. Stay with us for all the latest news and pictures below... 2:47PM The exact "point of the greatest eclipse" The Telegraph's US Correspondent Nick Allen is at the exact point of the greatest eclipse for us in a field in Kentucky, where farmer Mark Cansler is the official winner of the cosmic lottery. According to Nasa the point of greatest eclipse is at the GPS coordinates 36.9664 north, 87.6709 west, about 11 miles outside the town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It will go dark for more that 2mins 40secs. The exact spot is next to an old hay barn in a field owned by Mr Cansler. It's a 70-acre farm and has been in his family since before 1900 and used to be an apple orchard. This barn in a farmer's field in Kentucky is the point of greatest eclipse pic.twitter.com/VS70EnYLi8— nick allen (@nickallen789) August 21, 2017 The field itself is fallow and after much deliberation Mr Cansler decided to allow people, including NASA, to watch the eclipse from it. A family sets up a tent at their campsite at sunrise for the solar eclipse in Hopkinsville Credit: AP Sheltering from the heat in his barn Mr Cansler told The Telegraph: "It's hot here in Kentucky so we mostly spend our time looking for shade, not looking at the sun. "About 10 years ago the local paper had a story that this would be the biggest place for totality. We didn't think much about it. Then as the years went by we realised how big an event it was going to be. Local Jim Cleveland sets up a camera at his campsite at sunrise Credit: AP "We were fortunate to be in a position where the field was fallow so it was a good opportunity to allow the educational folks, like Nasa, to come and be in the field and share it with everybody. "It's become something really big for the entire area. It's going to be something very special. I just hope everyone's safe and it's good weather. Looks like it will be." 2:33PM Why the total solar eclipse is so special  "People may see the stars come out in the daytime," says Affelia Wibisono, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Why the total solar eclipse is so special 01:39   2:02PM Conspiracy theories   Could the Great American Eclipse signal the start of the apocalypse? Probably not, however some conspiracy theorists believe it could be the beginning of the end. David Meade, author of 'Planet X – The 2017 Arrival', asserts the planet Nibiru (also known as Planet X) will crash into our own on 23 September 2017 - here’s why. This may prove that the whole Planet X(Nibiru) is real, if we can see another light source that is clearly not the sun next to the eclipse— Justin Skedel (@JustinRSkedel) August 21, 2017 Christian numerologists say #eclipse will make planet Nibiru crash into Earth and now I wish I bought $12 eclipse glasses instead of $8 ones pic.twitter.com/6SOvZyO4Wo— Ryan Adams (@filmystic) August 20, 2017   1:32PM When will the next total solar eclipse be visible in the UK?   You’ll be waiting a few years. Britain won’t see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090. So, a bit of a wait then … Don't worry everyone, we can see a Total #Eclipse in the UK on the 23rd September 2090. pic.twitter.com/hgdnr1KI4a— Hadlow College (@Hadlow_College) August 21, 2017 Oh good, not long to wait then.— Jσє Sнєρραя∂ #TeamLH (@BladeThundrbolt) August 21, 2017 Can't believe we won't be able to see the #Eclipse today in Europe �������� it's okay, just have to wait until 2090...— Ethan King (@ethanaaronking) August 21, 2017 The next total solar eclipse visible in the UK will be on the 23rd of September 2090. Late afternoon. Clear your diaries. #Eclipse— Alexander Sabin (@ADASabin93) August 20, 2017   12:44PM Public service announcement: drive safely Interstate 80 traffic info boards right now in Eastern Nebraska. A post shared by swami1888 (@swami1888) on Aug 20, 2017 at 7:54am PDT 12:34PM Test your knowledge   12:33PM Where to see the eclipse in the UK Where to see it | UK solar eclipse   12:30PM America prepares  Tens of thousands of people have descended on small towns positioned for the best viewing of the eclipse. Some brought telescopes, some brought the party... Visitors wait and adjust telescopes Solartown in Madras, Oregon  Credit: Barcroft Media Festival goers dance at the Oregon Eclipse Festival Credit: AFP A hot air balloon rises above Solartown in Madras, Oregon. Tens of thousands from all over the world have decended on the little town Credit:  Barcroft Media Visitors sit in stopped traffic trying to get into Solartown in Madras, Oregon Credit:  Barcroft Media A vendor arranges decorated solar viewing glasses during an arts and crafts fair ahead of a total solar eclipse on the campus of Southern Illinois University Credit:  Bloomberg 12:18PM The jokes have already started ... And they're totally awful Your welcome! #eclipse A post shared by Kelsey Hart (@hart.kelseymusic) on Aug 20, 2017 at 9:58am PDT Found some eclipse glasses at Walmart pic.twitter.com/AiLRNUI9Pe— robert collins (@StizzyAbe) August 21, 2017 12:14PM Turtle eclipse  Terry Pratchett fans rejoice, the Discworld has delivered a flipping good graphic... Don't panic everyone, here's what we think is happening! #Eclipse#Eclipse2017#Discworld#TerryPratchettpic.twitter.com/DgZiFbn154— Discworld Emporium (@Discworldshoppe) August 21, 2017   12:11PM Welcome to Eclipseville, Kentucky The Telegraph's US Correspondent Nick Allen is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the 'point of greatest eclipse', eagerly awaiting the big moment. He reports: As she served hundreds of "lunar lattes" in a coffee shop in the unusually chaotic rural Kentucky town of Hopkinsville, Amanda Huff-McClure kept a wary eye out the window. On the horizon several clouds loomed. A decade ago Hopkinsville, an otherwise little known former tobacco town, won the cosmic lottery. Nasa declared it would be the "point of greatest eclipse" as a 70-mile swathe of the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, goes dark on Monday. It is the first total solar eclipse in the US since 1979 and Hopkinsville, or "Eclipseville USA", as it is now widely known, will experience an unrivaled 2 mins 41.2 secs of totality. The town has busily spent the last 10 years preparing to cash in like crazy, with up to 200,000 visitors set descend on it down a two-lane road. Vast quantities of "Total Eclipse Moonshine" with the slogan "Lights Out!" have been brewed. Homes are reputedly being rented out for $10,000, parking spots for $250. The economic boost for a town that needs it has been estimated at $30 million. Read the full dispatch here   12:04PM Where to see the eclipse if you're in America.. Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse  

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:51:18 -0400
  • Lebanese Military Beat ISIS and Raise Spanish Flag

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    The Lebanese military ousted the Islamic State group from a third of the territory it controlled near the Syrian-Lebanese border.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:49:30 -0400
  • Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China

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

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:20:33 -0400
  • Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore

    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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:32:58 -0400
  • Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires back

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    The judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the suspect in Monday's shooting waited in a car outside the courthouse for almost an hour before Mr Bruzzese arrived.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:05:00 -0400
  • Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight Questioned

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:24:37 -0400
  • The Latest: Afghan government applauds Trump speech

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT):

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:42:50 -0400
  • 'Catching' a U-2 fresh back from America's air wars

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:04:24 -0400
  • Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe flies home

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:37:25 -0400
  • How to view the solar eclipse safely - and without glasses

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    Solar eclipses have captivated and mystified mankind for centuries. But what's the safest way to view one? The most important message is never to 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. Here are some of the best safe methods of observing the magical moment when the Moon moves in front of the Sun. Great American eclipse, in pictures Using a mirror People watch a total solar eclipse from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, an archipelago administered by Norway in 2015.  Credit: AFP Cover a small flat mirror with paper that has a small hole cut in it. The hole does not have to be circular but should be no wider than 5mm. A larger hole will produce a brighter but fuzzier image. Prop up or clamp the mirror so that it reflects the sunlight onto a pale screen or wall, ideally through a window. A projection distance of five metres (16.4 feet) will produce an image of the Sun just over 5cm across. The eclipse can be seen in the image as the Moon starts to take a "bite" out of the Sun, appearing upside down compared with its position in the sky. If clouds move across the face of the Sun, they can be seen as well. The smaller the mirror and further away the wall, the sharper the image will be. Experiment with the distances and mirror size. Do not look into the mirror during the eclipse as this is just as dangerous as looking directly at the Sun. A big advantage of this method is that it allows a number of people to watch the eclipse at the same time - ideal for schools. 10 amazing places in America to watch the 2017 solar eclipse Make a pinhole viewer Pinholes allow light through them and can create an image like a lens. Make a small hole in a piece of card using a compass or other sharp-pointed implement. Standing with your back to the Sun, position another white card behind the one with the pinhole so that the Sun projects an image onto it. An alternative method uses a cereal box or something similar. Make a pinhole in one edge, point it towards the Sun, and a tiny image will be seen projected onto the inside of the box. A piece of white paper or card placed inside will make it easier to see. Never look through the pinhole at the Sun. Projection from binoculars or a telescope Cover one eyepiece of a pair of binoculars with a lens cap and face the "big" end of the binoculars towards the Sun. The uncovered lens will project an image of the Sun that can be cast onto a plain card held about a foot away. Use the focus wheel to sharpen the image. Ideally, the binoculars should be fastened to a tripod or stand. A cardboard "collar" with holes cut to fit the large lenses will shade the card on which the image is projected. A small telescope can be used the same way. Eclipse enthusiasts, photographers and television crews gather to watch a solar eclipse in Washington, US, 1979.  Credit: Randy Wood/The Oregonian via AP Colander method Take an ordinary kitchen colander and stand with your back to the Sun holding it in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. The holes in the colander can be used to project multiple eclipse images onto the paper. An ordinary kitchen colander can be used to see an eclipse safely. Eclipse viewing glasses These are the only way of viewing the eclipse directly, other than through a telescope fitted with a professional filter. Similar to 3D glasses, eclipse viewers are made from card and inlaid with a special material that cuts the Sun's light down 100,000 times. If using a viewer, check for holes or scratches as it is only safe if undamaged. Eclipse viewers are being given away free with the Society for Popular Astronomy's members' magazine and the BBC's Sky at Night magazine. Watch the footage of the eclipse on TV It might sound boring but the safest way to see an eclipse is to view it indirectly from the comfort of your home.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:59:37 -0400
  • Guy falls into a giant sinkhole because he was too busy looking at his phone

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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

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:28:16 -0400
  • Australia Man Hails Drag Queens As 'Angels' After They Fight Off His Homophobic Attackers

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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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:30:03 -0400
  • U.S. Navy says USS John S. McCain sailing to port under own power

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:24:29 -0400
  • Teenager's final hours captured in photos taken by ex-boyfriend before he shot her and pushed body off a cliff

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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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:29:18 -0400
  • Plymouth Long Beach Temporarily Closed After Shark Sighting

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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 05:20:03 -0400
  • The Latest: Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan:

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:53:52 -0400
  • Solar eclipse 2017: Curtain of darkness sweeps across America as country witnesses once-in-a-lifetime event

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    Crowds along the West Coast of the United States were awed by the eclipse of the sun, turning out in huge numbers to observe the celestial phenomenon. People massed in an arc across the western part of the country to witness the rare event, with large gatherings reported in multiple states that fall under the "path of totality" in which a total eclipse is visible. Spectators directly in the path of totality were treated to a rare sight, when the sun and moon align directly and the only visible portions of the sun were the solar flares that shoot out from the sun’s surface, visible only along the edges of the black circle created where the moon obscured the closest star to earth.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:14:00 -0400
  • Move against Kurd rebels on Turkey-Iran agenda: Erdogan

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurdish militants was "always on the agenda", a week after Tehran's top armed forces commander visited Ankara for rare talks. Turkey has battled the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for decades, while the Iranian security forces have also fought its affiliate, the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK). Both groups have rear bases in neighbouring Iraq.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:58:38 -0400
  • How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipse

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    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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:45:20 -0400
  • Vehicle rams into bus shelters in Marseille kills one

    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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:36:01 -0400
  • Balz: Judgment on Trump has been 'extremely harsh' from fellow Republicans

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    The Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics on "This Week."

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:25:33 -0400
  • Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agencies

    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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:10:10 -0400
  • Crime Spree End When Theft Victim Uses 'Find My iPhone' to Track Stolen Goods

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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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:21:00 -0400
  • Uber Ride Ends In Video Of Ramapage

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    This Uber ride ended in disaster.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:27:35 -0400
  • A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. Grace Mugabe and President Robert Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe Sunday, despite calls by a South African legal group and protesters for the Zimbabwean first lady to be denied diplomatic immunity.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:41:46 -0400
  • Solar eclipse 2017: Aerial photos show staggering number of people gathering in Oregon to see event

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    Thousands of people have descended on Oregon to witness the total solar eclipse, with the state first to witness the “line of totality” where the sun appears completely covered by the moon. Oregon State Police have been documenting the increase in traffic across Oregon since last week, showing aerial pictures of a 15-mile stretch of backed up traffic on Thursday as people travelled to the state to be ready for the eclipse. On Sunday aerial shots from Prineville Police Department showed the staggering size of the crowds gathered at the Symbiosis Gathering, also called the Oregon Eclipse Festival 2017, taking place on the Big Summit Prairie, and of the Oregon Star party.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:47:00 -0400
  • Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan

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    "My instinct was to pull out," Trump said as he spoke of his frustration with a war that has killed thousands of US troops and cost US taxpayers trillions of dollars. While Trump refused to offer detailed troop numbers, senior White House officials said he had already authorized his defense secretary to deploy up to 3,900 more troops to Afghanistan.

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:01:19 -0400
  • Flying dogs caught in action

    These excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines’ exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:30:30 -0400
  • Men Partially Blinded From A Solar Eclipse Warn Others To Watch Safely

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    That’s how long two Oregon men say they looked at a partial solar eclipse with their naked eyes 55 years ago before it burned their retinas, causing permanent blindness.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:05:19 -0400
  • Charlottesville: Petition calls for Robert E Lee statue to be replaced with one of murdered protester Heather Heyer

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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 08:47:00 -0400
  • Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agency. Dogan Akhanli was stopped in Spain on Saturday after Ankara issued a "red notice". The German-Turkish writer was released on Sunday but must remain in Madrid while Spain assesses Turkey's extradition request.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:43:59 -0400
  • Community Helps Man Arrested After Leaving Kids Home Alone to Go to Work

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    His wife reportedly has stage 4 cancer.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:42:00 -0400
  • Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

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    ABU GHADDUR, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:44:58 -0400
  • SeaWorld: Former trainer says deaths of three killer whales a 'disgrace to humanity'

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:46:00 -0400
  • Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

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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.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:46:23 -0400
  • U.S. scales back Russian visa operations after Putin cuts embassy staff

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    By Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States began to scale back its visa services in Russia on Monday, drawing an angry reaction from Moscow three weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered Washington to more than halve its embassy and consular staff. The move, which will hit Russian business travelers, tourists and students, was the latest in a series of bilateral measures that have driven relations to a new post-Cold War low, thwarting hopes on both sides that they might improve after U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January. The U.S. Embassy said it was suspending all non-immigrant visa operations across Russia on Wednesday and that when they resumed on Sept. 1, they would be offered "on a greatly reduced scale".

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:42:41 -0400
  • How to watch today’s solar eclipse live on any device

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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.gov Facebook Live Twitter/Periscope Twitch.tv UStream YouTube 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.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:59:40 -0400
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