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Sharks Caught On Video Swimming Up To Florida Tourists

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:41:30 -0400

The woman who took the video said there were at least seven sharks in the shallow water.



Huckabee Sanders faces off with reporter at daily briefing

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:04:43 -0400

During Tuesday‚??s daily briefing, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sentinel newspaper reporter Brian Karen had a heated exchange after Sanders criticized the press for its coverage of the Trump White House, citing the retracted CNN story.



'Handmaid's Tale' protesters are back, and this time they're at the Capitol

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:54:40 -0400

Handmaids in red robes and white bonnets stood in front of the Capitol Tuesday to protest the latest iteration of the GOP health care bill that's up for a vote in the senate. SEE ALSO: Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet The protesters ‚?? clad in uniforms from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale ‚?? are demonstrating against a struggling senate bill that would overhaul Obamacare. The vote has been delayed until after the July Fourth holiday recess, but the possibility of the bill's passage is still very real. It would affect women and reproductive health ‚?? and not in a good way. Handmaid's Tale themed protesters at health care rally in front of the Capitol. #ResistTrumpcare pic.twitter.com/WjbHO4EaEh ‚?? CAP Action (@CAPAction) June 27, 2017 Currently outside the Capitol pic.twitter.com/fn3KGfaljA ‚?? Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) June 27, 2017 Planned Parenthood activists getting into Handmaid's Tale gear to troll Trump's motorcade pic.twitter.com/weyWllk351 ‚?? Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 27, 2017 This protest was staged by Planned Parenthood to protest the GOP healthcare bill pic.twitter.com/zIcaYjo9GD ‚?? Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) June 27, 2017 The gathering was reportedly organized by Planned Parenthood volunteers but was also highlighted by NARAL on Twitter Tuesday. Mashable has reached out for more information. Also outside the Capitol w/ us - Handmaids, making a chilling statement about the GOP #HealthcareBill's cruel policies. #ProtectOurCare pic.twitter.com/LBCxj4XVtl ‚?? NARAL (@NARAL) June 27, 2017 The @PPact #handmaids are on their way to the Capitol #StandWithPP @PPESActs @UHPPANY @PPGenAction pic.twitter.com/YkvkU0albI ‚?? PPGen at UAlbany (@PPGenatUAlbany) June 27, 2017 Tuesday's handmaids' protest is one of many around the country in the past few months ‚?? these protests have focused on cuts to women's health care options at the state level in Ohio, Texas, Missouri, and now at the Capitol. The silent protest yet again speaks volumes about the impact the proposed health care plan would have on women. WATCH: How ‚??The Walking Dead‚?? show left the original comic behind



U.S. says it saw preparations for possible Syria chemical attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:39:42 -0400

By Jeff Mason and Dmitry Solovyov WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main international backer, denounced the warning and dismissed White House assertions that a strike was being prepared as "unacceptable," raising the tension between Washington and Moscow over the Syrian civil war.



London apartment tower fire triggers emergency inspections, evacuations

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:36:40 -0400

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.



Mali bishop pledges to make cardinal's ceremony amid scandal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:59:02 -0400

ROME (AP) ‚?? An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.



Parents Of Teen Whose Murderer Took A ‚??Selfie‚?? With Victim Break Silence

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:33:34 -0400

The parents of a Pennsylvania teen who had his murder captured in a ‚??selfie‚?? spoke out for the first time since their son‚??s death Wednesday.



11 Wicked-Good Halloween Punches

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:23:07 -0400



Owner of Giant 20-Pound Lobster 'Beyond Ticked Off' Over TSA's Handling of Crustacean

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:19:00 -0400

Chris Stracuzza was unnerved as he saw images of the huge lobster on social media.



How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:45:17 -0400

A ransomware attack known as Petya has hit computer systems around the world. Here's how to protect yourself from the attack.



Great Decorating News: Brass is Back!

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:45:11 -0400

It‚??s not the flashy brass of the 1980s. The current brass is softer, duller, and warmer. Here are 5 ways to use it in your home.



Trump resorts have a fake Time cover on the walls, featuring guess who?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:23:11 -0400

President Trump, sworn enemy of fake news, is also a purveyor of it: the Washington Post reports at least four of his golf resorts have¬†phony Time magazine covers featuring the commander in chief. ‚??Donald Trump: ‚??The Apprentice‚?? is a television smash!‚?Ě the cover reads, adding an emphatic ‚??Trump is hitting on all fronts ‚?¶ even TV!‚?Ě across the top. The cover is dated March 1, 2009, the first day of the second season of ‚??The Celebrity Apprentice,‚?Ě the spinoff Trump hosted before he became president.



Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:51:00 -0400

Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.



Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:45 -0400

Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping. Wong was among around 30 protesters who had staged a three-hour sit-in at a harbourfront statue and were led away into police vans. Xi's visit this week marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when fears are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city.



Antarctic ice shelf crack is moving at record speeds, poised to cleave off massive iceberg any minute

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:36:06 -0400

A crack spreading inexorably across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in northwest Antarctica has surged forward at record rates, bringing the ice shelf closer to cleaving off an iceberg roughly the size of Delaware. If this occurs, it would be one of the largest icebergs ever observed and could leave the ice shelf behind it in a precarious state, more vulnerable to melting from both relatively mild ocean waters encroaching on the ice from underneath, as well as increasing air temperatures melting ice from above. ¬† SEE ALSO: A huge ice crack in Antarctica grew 11 miles in 6 days, and a giant iceberg is coming While scientists have said it is not clear that global warming is behind this particular iceberg, the Antarctic Peninsula, where the Larsen C Ice Shelf is located, is one of the most rapidly warming areas in Antarctica, rivaling temperature increases seen in the Arctic. The scientists from Project MIDAS, which is funded by UK-based research institutions, are using satellite observations to determine the progress that the rift in the floating ice shelf is making. In some places, the fissure is 1,500 feet wide, which is about 600 feet wider than a typical Manhattan avenue block.¬† The recent image (right) highlights a significant acceleration over those three days. Comparison of speeds between Sentinel-1 image mosaics in early and late June 2017.Image: Project midas/esaIn a June 28 blog post, the scientists report: "...The soon-to-be-iceberg part of [the] Larsen C Ice Shelf has tripled in speed to more than ten meters per day between 24th and 27th June 2017." This means that the crack has moved at least 33 feet per day during the course of this 4-day period.¬† This is "the highest speed ever recorded on this ice shelf," according to the researchers. Predicting the exact date that the iceberg will cleave off from the Antarctic continent is tricky, however, since it still remains attached to the ice shelf, but just barely.¬† "The iceberg remains attached to the ice shelf, but its outer end is moving at the highest speed ever recorded on this ice shelf," researchers wrote. "We still can‚??t tell when calving will occur ‚?? it could be hours, days or weeks ‚?? but this is a notable departure from previous observations." The satellite scientists are depending on to detect changes in the progression of the fissure is known as Sentinel-1, a project of the European Space Agency. This satellite is able to detect subtle changes in ground movements and is used for both studying melting glaciers and ice shelves as well as earthquakes and other geological phenomena. According to Project MIDAS scientists, the most recent data do not cover the tip of the ice rift, but a low resolution image taken just after midnight on June 28 "shows clearly that the iceberg remains attached to the ice shelf at its western end ‚?? for now." Collapse of Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002.Image: NASA Collapse of Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002.Image: nasa While the calving of large icebergs from Antarctica and Greenland is typical, with or without human-caused global warming, what is happening at the Larsen C Ice Shelf is concerning to scientists studying how Antarctica is responding to a warming planet.¬† The Project MIDAS team has published research showing that when the fissure in the ice shelf causes the iceberg to calve, the ice shelf will lose more than 10 percent of its area, and leave its front at its most retreated position on record. It's important to note that the iceberg itself will not raise global sea levels, since it is already floating as part of the ice shelf, sticks out into the Southern Ocean. "This event will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula," the researchers wrote in their blog post.¬† The new position of the ice front, which is where the floating ice shelf meets the land-based ice behind it, is likely to be less stable than the previous configuration. This could speed Larsen C's demise, and make the ice sheet follow the Larsen B Ice Shelf, which disintegrated in 2002. The collapse of Larsen B actually inspired the opening scene of the film, The Day After Tomorrow.¬† A study published in 2015 showed that a reshaped Larsen C Ice Shelf that is missing the Delaware-sized chunk of ice will be much less stable than it has been.¬† Ice shelves across West Antarctica and Greenland are melting from increasing air and sea temperatures. This is raising alarm bells in the science community, since such floating sections of ice serve as doorstops for the land-based glaciers behind them, and when the ice shelves erode or break apart, they can cause the land ice to flow into the sea.¬† As land ice melts more rapidly, it is raising sea levels, threatening coastal cities worldwide.¬† It's not clear how much of a role global warming is playing in forming and propelling the Larsen C rift, considering that such events can occur naturally. There is some evidence showing that downslope winds may be spreading above average air temperatures across the ice shelf.¬† However, the Antarctic Peninsula as a whole, where Larsen C is located, is one of the most rapidly warming areas of the continent. WATCH: It's official, 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record



Heart-Pounding River Rescue Caught on Video as Swimmer Clings to Rock Above Waterfall

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:31:00 -0400

Kalani Tuiono is lucky to be alive.



Female teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student in car

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:45:52 -0400

A female substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old student in Missouri. Loryn Barclay, 24, has been charged with purportedly having sex with the student in his car and at his home on numerous occasions between November 2016 and January 2017. A local police officer who also serves at the school, Jay Jastal, was tipped off about the possible relationship.



US woman shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt to 'boost online profile'

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:54:39 -0400

US woman shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt to 'boost online profile'



Venezuela president claims coup, harangues Trump

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:01:57 -0400

Venezuela's embattled president Tuesday repeated claims of a US-backed coup attempt against him and angrily warned President Donald Trump that Venezuela would fight back against such a move. President Nicolas Maduro's comments came a day after he announced the arrests of five opponents he accused of plotting against him to clear the way for a US invasion. "If Venezuela were dragged into chaos and violence... we would fight," Maduro bellowed in a speech to supporters.



15 Signs Divorce Isn't in Your Cards, According to Divorce Lawyers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:38:42 -0400



Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:23:42 -0400

In addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."



Community buy Texas man car after finding him walking 3 miles to and from work in 32 degree heat

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:22:00 -0400

A man who was forced to walk miles to work in sweltering heat, has been bought a car by members of his local community. Justin Korva regularly braved temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) to get to his job at Taco Casa in Rockwell, Texas. The 20-year-old was picked up on his three-mile trek one morning by Andy Mitchell, who posted a picture of pair on Facebook next to a message explaining his journey.



Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injustice

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:16:01 -0400

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice. Appointing new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2 billion-member Church. Cardinals are the pope's closest advisers in the Vatican and around the world and those under 80 years old are known as "cardinal-electors" because they can choose his successor.



It‚??s not just you: CNN, New York Times, Reddit, and other sites are all down

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:20:56 -0400

A strange outage has struck a number of extremely popular websites this morning, bringing The New York Times, CNN, Reddit, Pinterest, Etsy, and Amazon to their knees in many areas of the country. The downtime is slamming the coasts particularly hard, with huge numbers of reports coming in from both the East Coast as well as Southern California. The issue appears to be linked to the cloud hosting service Fastly, which supports the backends of all these major web destinations, and has been dealing with a "global event." The error manifests itself in failed page loads and a number of different errors ranging from "Maximum threads" to simple "Could not load" notifications. "Fastly is reporting a global event on our network at this time; multiple teams are responding and investigating," the company's first notice of downtime reads. The company followed up by noting that the it identified the issue and was working on implementing a fix, while monitoring the results. The company notes on its Customers page that it supports many of the sites currently dealing with page load errors and other issues, including NYT, Pinterest, Reddit, Wired, and Business Insider. When the unseen companies that support the entire structure of major websites like these experience downtime it can be a serious issue for everyone involved. Depending on the length of downtime, the cost can be absolutely devastating, but it appears that in this case the company has identified and fixed the issue in a rather rapid manner.



Obama on temple sojourn during Indonesia holiday

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:24:25 -0400

Barack Obama took his wife and daughters to the ancient Borobudur temple on Java on Wednesday on a family vacation to Indonesia, where the former US president spent part of his childhood. The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java and headed straight to explore the Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 8th and 9th centuries. "Obama is fascinated by Borobudur, and he remembers that he has seen this temple when he was a child," said Edy Setijono, head of the temple management complex, who accompanied the family at the site.



U.S.-backed SDF sees big risk of clash with Turkey in northwest Syria

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:22:19 -0400

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces warned on Thursday of the prospect of fierce confrontation with the Turkish army in northwestern Syria if it attacks SDF areas, and said this would undermine the assault on Islamic State at Raqqa. Naser Haj Mansour, a senior SDF official, told Reuters the SDF had taken a decision to confront Turkish forces "if they try to go beyond the known lines" in the areas near Aleppo where the sides exchanged fire on Wednesday. "Certainly there is a big possibility of open and fierce confrontations in this area, particularly given that the SDF is equipped and prepared," he said.



Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul from Islamic State, PM sees victory soon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:32:11 -0400

By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon. Iraqi forces, battling up to 350 militants dug in among civilians in the Old City, said federal police had dislodged IS insurgents from the Ziwani mosque and were only a few days away from ousting militants completely from the Old City.



FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar case

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:49:44 -0400

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) ‚?? The FBI has located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month, the FBI said Tuesday.



Sept. 11 worker facing deportation is freed from detention

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:16:31 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) ‚?? A onetime Sept. 11 World Trade Center cleanup volunteer who faces possible deportation over a 1990 drug conviction but was pardoned by the governor was freed from immigration detention on Wednesday.



British police officer tells how he took on London Bridge attackers

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:22:01 -0400

A police officer who tried to stop three militants as they attacked people on London Bridge earlier this month described on Wednesday how he took on the men armed with just his baton despite being repeatedly stabbed and temporarily blinded. The three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on the bridge late on June 3 before going on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people, killing eight. Police Constable Wayne Marques said he had heard screams coming from London Bridge and when he went to investigate saw people being attacked.



California sheriff deputy mending from gunshot wound to face

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:00:43 -0400

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ‚?? Alex Ladwig, a 25-year-old Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, was working an evening rush-hour shift at a transit station when, without warning, he found himself fighting for his life.



Hillary Clinton: Reading ‚??Harry Potter‚?? builds compassion for immigrants, refugees

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:12:36 -0400

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading ‚??Harry Potter‚?Ě helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.



Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:02:43 -0400

By Kanupriya Kapoor MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged Marawi City have been decapitated during the five-week stand by militants loyal to the Islamic State group, as some who escaped the city have previously reported. Some 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and 246,000 people displaced in the conflict, which erupted after a failed attempt on May 23 to arrest a Filipino militant commander backed by Islamic State's leadership.



Italy threatens to shut ports to foreign boats saving migrants

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:25:45 -0400

Italy has threatened to prevent vessels flying under foreign flags from disembarking migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in its ports, a source close to the government said Wednesday. "We can't go on like this," the source told AFP after media reported that Italy's representative to the European Union, Maurizio Massari, delivered a letter to the bloc warning that the country was considering closing its doors. Massari is said to have met the European Commissioner for Immigration, Dimitri Avramopoulos, to insist that the latest wave of people saved from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean had meant "the situation has become unsustainable".



Congressman: Healthcare Might Not Be in Trump's 'wheelhouse'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:38:09 -0400

Representative Charlie Dent, R-PA, speaks about Republicans attempts to pass Healthcare legislation and he believes that the work should be from the center out.



Appeals court ruling opens door to Ohio resuming executions

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:03:12 -0400

CINCINNATI (AP) ‚?? Ohio moved a step closer to resuming executions as a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the state's favor in a case over its lethal injection process.



The U.S. Air Force Just Had an Awful Week

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:57:59 -0400

Crashes, ground accidents, and tornadoes, and crippled aircraft were all on the menu last week.



Reporter who exploded at Sarah Huckabee Sanders during White House briefing: ‚??We can‚??t take the bullying anymore‚??

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:21:27 -0400

Brian Karem, who unloaded on deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during Tuesday's briefing, says he‚??s had enough of the media being ‚??bullied‚?Ě by President Trump's administration.



Girl, 12, Manages to Escape 2 Kidnappers She Says Staked Out Her Middle School: Cops

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:34:00 -0400

The girl was taken from the front of her home Monday morning.



China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:17:26 -0400

If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.¬† Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city ‚?? population 3.8 million ‚?? via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.¬† By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.¬† An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog



Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:04:18 -0400

RENO, Nev. (AP) ‚?? Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end.



Saudi, Qatar ministers spar over Arab nations' demands

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:04:50 -0400

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism. Doha retorted that the allegations against it and demands were baseless and unacceptable. Qatar has previously also said the demands were aimed at curbing its sovereignty.



WATCH: Shocking Shark Encounter With Australian Fisherman's Drone

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:26:44 -0400

An Australian fisherman's drone may have looked like food to one hungry shark.



4 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird Whodunit

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:15:00 -0400

Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.



Man with Super Smiley Mugshot Allegedly Threatened to Kill Lawmaker on Facebook: Cops

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:58:00 -0400

Cops say Steve St. Felix threatened Republican State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz.



Trump‚??s lawyers fail to follow through on threats to Comey

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:52:40 -0400

President Trump‚??s lawyers, after rethinking their legal¬†strategy, have¬†shelved plans for now to file complaints accusing former FBI Director James Comey of¬†leaking confidential information about his conversations with the president, according to two sources familiar with the lawyers‚?? plans. The decision to back away from repeated public threats to launch an all-out legal assault on Comey reflects a significant tactical retreat for Trump‚??s legal team. It was prompted by concerns that such a move might¬†antagonize special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump‚??s presidential campaign, the sources said.



German audience cheers as US commerce secretary speech is cut off

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:07:00 -0400

Wilbur Ross was addressing the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party conference in Berlin via video when his feed abruptly ended after 20 minutes due to time constraints. The crowd laughed and cheered at the organiser's decision to cut him off as they waited for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sitting on stage in front of the video screen, to speak. ‚??[He] had promised us a 10-minute statement,‚?Ě said Werner Bahlsen of the CDU, adding that Mr Ross spoke ‚??a bit slowly,‚?Ě according to Bloomberg.



Reporter unloads on deputy press secretary at White House briefing: ‚??What you just did is inflammatory!‚??

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:53:20 -0400

President Trump‚??s ongoing battle with the media boiled over during the White House press briefing on Tuesday when a reporter tore into Sarah Huckabee Sanders for complaining about the ‚??constant barrage of fake news.‚?Ě