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  • MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American man

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    Residents of this affluent northern Kentucky town emerged from a turbulent holiday weekend with a question: How did a viral video showing local students interacting with a drumbeating Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial suck their community into the fractious national debates about politics and race? President Donald Trump was tweeting about them. Everyone forgets that," said Park Hills Mayor Kathy Zembrodt, who expressed anger about the initial portrayal of the students as aggressors in the Lincoln Memorial encounter.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:29:42 -0500
  • US, S. American nations recognize Maduro opponent as interim leader

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    The US, Canada and several major South American nations recognized the head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature as the country's interim leader on Wednesday, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated. Major regional players Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru all gave their backing to Juan Guaido's self-proclamation as Venezuela's acting president, which he made in front of crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas. Mexico, however, stood apart, saying it recognizes "the authorities elected in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution," seen as a lukewarm nod to Maduro.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:18:11 -0500
  • Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decides

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    The decision, with the court's five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration's request to put on hold injunctions issued by federal judges against enforcement of the policy while a challenge to its legality continues in lower courts. The court did not resolve the underlying question of the legality of the Republican president's plan, which reversed the landmark 2016 policy of his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama to let transgender people for the first time serve openly in the armed forces and receive medical care to transition genders. The justices declined the administration's request to immediately take up the fight over the policy's legality even before a California-based federal appeals court that often has been criticized by Trump rules on the matter.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:40:52 -0500
  • Banks, Credit Unions Offer Help to Federal Workers Stung by the Government Shutdown

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    About 16,000 workers received a 0% APR loan from the Navy Federal Credit Union

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:07:49 -0500
  • China blasts US 'bullying' with Huawei CFO extradition bid

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    China on Wednesday accused the United States of "bullying behaviour" after US authorities confirmed plans to seek the extradition of a top Chinese telecom executive detained in Canada. The United States faces a January 30 deadline to file an extradition request for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest last month sparked diplomatic tensions. "We will continue to pursue the extradition of defendant Ms Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the US/Canada Extradition Treaty," said US Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:57:02 -0500
  • Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:47:57 -0500
  • Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex

    Norwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:24:11 -0500
  • Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer

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    A former US Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what was on the device, his lawyer said Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody. Paul Whelan, 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, which said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage".

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:36:13 -0500
  • D.C. Is Still Divided Over the Shutdown. But Celebrity Chef José Andrés Briefly Bridged the Gap

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    D.C. remains divided on partisan lines on the government shutdown, but celebrity chef José Andrés briefly brought both sides together.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:50:46 -0500
  • Kentucky mother of newborn twins missing since leaving bar with men 3 weeks ago

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    'If you know anything, we beg you, come forward': A Kentucky family is making an emotional plea to help find a mother of four who vanished.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:38:51 -0500
  • Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: Resign

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    The former secretary of state goes after the president in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:46:38 -0500
  • Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

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    The nine justices will review a 2018 lower court ruling upholding the city's restrictions after three gun owners and the NRA's New York state affiliate sued claiming the regulations imposed in the largest American city violated the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms." The decision indicates a new interest regarding gun rights on the court, where conservatives hold a 5-4 majority. The Supreme Court had not taken up a major firearms case since issuing important rulings in 2008 and 2010 that established an individual right to own guns for self-defense inside the home. The issue of gun rights is contentious in the United States, which has experienced a succession of mass shootings in recent decades and calls from many Americans for stricter regulation of firearms and ammunition.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:47:37 -0500
  • Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra

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    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:10:00 -0500
  • Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal Justice

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    Democratic senator Kamala Harris has announced that she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for president in 2020 — so now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of her terrible record on criminal justice. Thankfully, criminal-justice reform has become a bit of a popular issue these days among both Democrats and Republicans. As a civil libertarian, it’s my opinion that we still have a long way to go — and putting Kamala Harris in the White House would not be a step in the right direction.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:30:03 -0500
  • The Latest: Los Angeles teachers ratify deal by large margin

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):

    Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:14:18 -0500
  • Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blast

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    The frigid conditions in recent weeks have covered the Niagara Falls with snow and ice. Despite the cold, many tourists have visited and have snapped breathtaking photos of the winter display.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:11:13 -0500
  • WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam Vet

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    The Washington Post issued a correction Tuesday after falsely describing the elderly Native American man whose confrontation with a group of high-school students went viral over the weekend as a veteran of the Vietnam War. “Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:31:48 -0500
  • Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in Canada

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    China's Huawei Technologies wants a quick resolution of the case of its former finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and has been detained in Canada, its chairman said on Tuesday. The United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but has not said when it will do so, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., said in a Globe and Mail interview on Monday.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:28:09 -0500
  • Greenland ice melting faster than scientists had thought, nears 'tipping point'

    Ice on Greenland is melting four times faster than it did just 16 years ago, a new study reports.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:00:21 -0500
  • Lebanon says Israeli 'agent' arrested over anti-Hamas attack

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    Lebanon's army said Tuesday it has arrested a suspected agent of Israel's spy agency Mossad over a failed bid to assassinate a Hamas official in the south of the country. In January 2018, Mohammed Hamdan, a security official with the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, was wounded in the leg in a car bomb blast in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Lebanon and Hamas blamed Israel for the attack, and days after the January 14 blast Beirut authorities said they had arrested a man suspected of involvement in the car bombing.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:28:35 -0500
  • Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case

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    Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Donald Trump. The dispute apparently marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in the probe. The Supreme Court previously refused to block the daily fines, but the company is still pressing the court to hear an appeal.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:14:26 -0500
  • A time-limited Brexit backstop would be useless: EU's Barnier

    A temporary safeguard to avoid erecting a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit would serve no purpose, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday. In an interview to newspapers Le Monde, Rzeczpospolita and Luxemburger Wort, Barnier said the current backstop proposal over the border was the only option on the table. This is the only possible option because an insurance is of no use if it is time limited," Barnier said.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:01:10 -0500
  • Shutdown hits national security employees across government

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    Officials serving in intelligence and national security roles in the FBI; the departments of Homeland Security, State and Justice; and other agencies have large numbers of employees either furloughed or working but not being paid.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:50:38 -0500
  • Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime

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    MIAMI (AP) — A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:17:17 -0500
  • McDonald's is giving away free food for one hour next week -- Here's how to get yours

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    What’s better than bacon when you’re craving something quick, greasy and

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:23:57 -0500
  • Meet with MAGA teens? Nathan Phillips is willing

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    Plus: Tom Brady, Academy Awards and Trump’s military ban. All the news you need to know.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:38:02 -0500
  • A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

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    Thousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:47:06 -0500
  • Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico

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    Two deaths have been confirmed in the US after two separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico trapped skiers in crushing snow this week and last. Authorities in Aspen, Colorado confirmed the most recent death on Monday, which happened to be the same day that relatives of a New Mexico avalanche victim announced their loss. A second victim of the New Mexico avalanche had already been reported.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:22:39 -0500
  • Australia asks for answers on dissident missing in China

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    Australia is investigating reports a Chinese-Australian dissident is missing in China, officials said Wednesday, raising concerns he may be the latest Western citizen to be detained in the country. Yang Hengjun -- a novelist, former Chinese diplomat and democracy activist -- went missing shortly after he travelled to the southern city of Guangzhou last week, friends said. When asked about Yang's case, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was "seeking information about an Australian citizen who has been reported missing in China".

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:48:28 -0500
  • Ocasio Cortez: ‘The World is Going to End In Twelve Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change’

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    “Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?’” Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Tanehisi Coates at an “MLK Now” event in New York. The timeline Ocasio-Cortez referenced was likely based on a U.N. backed report, released last year, that predicted the consequences of man-made climate change would become irreversible in twelve years if global carbon emissions are not immediately and dramatically reduced.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:05:17 -0500
  • Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officials

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    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico last week has risen to 94, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier https://reut.rs/2FGojjO. The explosion last Friday occurred as about 800 people in Hidalgo state's Tlahuelilpan district were collecting gasoline that was gushing from a pipeline leak near a major refinery. ...

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:01:20 -0500
  • Amazon’s rare discount on the only Instant Pot with a built-in sous vide somehow isn’t sold out

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    Yesterday afternoon we told you about a killer sale that popped up on Amazon. The $160 Instant Pot 8 Qt Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Multicooker with Sous Vide is the only multi-use cooker that Instant Pot makes with a built-in sous vide function, and it almost never goes on sale. Thanks to a $32 clippable coupon on Amazon, it dropped to an all-time low of $127.99. Last time this coupon popped up on Amazon it sold out within about an hour, but today we have some terrific news: it's somehow still available! Hurry up and head to the Amazon page now and you'll still find that $32 coupon there. We have no idea how much longer this deal will last though, so you should definitely take advantage as soon as you can. Here are the highlights from the product page: * Please note this item does not have a pressure cooker function. * Aura Pro replaces 11 commonly used kitchen appliances - Sear/Saute, Bake, Slow Cook, Steam, Stew, Sous Vide, Roast, Yogurt, Rice, Multigrain and Keep Warm, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button! * Microprocessor Technology - The microprocessor controls the time and temperature to ensure consistent cooking results. You can customize your settings using the operation keys +/- to adjust cooking time and temperature to achieve your preferred cooking results. * Sear/Saute - Flexible temperature settings makes it perfect for simmering, caramelizing and sauteing vegetables, and searing meat. Temperature ranges from 250~425°F [120~220°C], you can easily adjust the time from 5 minutes to 1 hour, with a default time of 30 minutes. * Bake - Prevents you from heating up your kitchen. Temperature ranges from 250~425°F [120~220°C], you can adjust the time from 10 minutes to 4 hour, with a default time of 1 hour. * Slow Cooker - Two temperature settings High (H) and Low (L) with the ability to set the cooking time from 30 minutes to 24 hours for both temperature levels and a default time of 4 and 6 hours respectively. * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:38:10 -0500
  • High school teacher in San Jose arrested, accused of sexually abusing student

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    A high school Spanish teacher faces accusations of sexually abusing a student inside his classroom in San Jose.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:42:44 -0500
  • Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911

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    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:44:00 -0500
  • Where the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks Stand

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    The U.S. president cites the more than year-long break in North Korean missile tests as a diplomatic success and says he’s in “no hurry” to get more done, even as North Korea’s nuclear program quietly advances. North Korea has accused the U.S. of “gunboat diplomacy” by making demands without offering something in return.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:51:59 -0500
  • Atlanta nightclub faces backlash over alleged sexual assault that was streamed on Facebook Live

    Police are investigating a video which appears to show a woman being sexually assaulted on the dance floor of an Atlanta nightclub.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:18:14 -0500
  • Swedish teen takes climate activism to jet-setters in Davos

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    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — There aren't many people who spend 32 hours on a train to get to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos and plan to sleep in a tent.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:36:10 -0500
  • Israeli soldiers 'neutralised' West Bank attacker: army

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    A Palestinian attacked Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank late Monday before being shot and "neutralised," the army said, with Palestinian officials reporting the man had died. The Israeli army said the knife-wielding assailant had arrived in a car from Nablus and tried to stab a soldier manning a checkpoint south of the city. The Palestinian health ministry and security sources said the 36-year-old, Mohammed Adwe, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at the site.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:47:03 -0500
  • Haute couture: the best catwalk beauty looks from day two

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    Day two of Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion week saw some of the biggest houses in the industry get gloriously playful with catwalk hair and makeup. Alexis Mabille ushered in the springtime with kaleidoscopic flower crowns that tumbled down the models' faces for a lesson in surreal romanticism. It was all about the pompadour at Chanel, where the models sported towering vertical hairstyles that added several inches to their height, commanding respect.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:41:09 -0500
  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passes

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    Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been ordered to pay $20,000 per month in child support to his former mistress with whom he fathered two children with. Court documents showed he will pay for other perks like Disney World and Universal Studio passes as well as private school tuition and $5 million life insurance policies for both kids.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:52:16 -0500
  • Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban ruled unconstitutional

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    Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the restriction in May 2018, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. In the ruling, posted online, District Court Judge Michael Huppert wrote, "It is undisputed that such cardiac activity is detectable well in advance of the fetus becoming viable." A fetus that is viable outside the womb, usually at 24 weeks, is widely considered the threshold in the United States to prohibit an abortion. The district court decision is a victory for supporters of abortion rights, but abortion opponents have vowed to take the fight to Iowa's appellate courts, the Des Moines Register and other media reported.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:48:15 -0500
  • Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by ice

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    Rescuers searching for the £15 million Cardiff City footballer, Emiliano Sala, admitted they had given up hope last night, amid fears that his single engine aircraft had crashed into the English channel after the propeller became blocked with ice. The Argentinian born striker sent a message to relatives shortly before taking off expressing fears over the state of the 25-year-old aircraft, It has also emerged that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 60, had to abort three attempted takeoffs and had joked with friends that he was a "bit rusty" in the days before the doomed flight. The Piper PA-46 Malibu left Nantes airport in north west France at around 7.15pm on Monday evening and was on route to Cardiff, where Sala was looking forward to joining up with his new teammates. Just after an hour into the flight the pilot asked air traffic control to reduce altitude from 5,000 ft to 2,300 feet. But a short time later the Guernsey coastguard was alerted after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. David Ibbotson was thought to be the pilot of the aircraft Aviation experts suggested the privately chartered single-engine aircraft should not have been risking the flight in the icy conditions. Alastair Rosenschein, a former pilot, said: "It's already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too. It's a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you're going in the water". Mystery continued to surround who the owner of the £100 per hour aircraft was, with Cardiff City insisting Sala had rejected their offer of a commercial flight, in favour of sorting out his own arrangements. A source at the club said they had launched an investigation to find out why their record breaking signing had gambled with his life on the "risky" Channel crossing. Neil Warnock took his players on a sombre first training session since the tragedy on Wednesday. Players and staff were described by one source as feeling "absolutely terrible" and "in the dark" about the circumstances of Sala's flight arrangements. Sala, who had been in prolific goal scoring form for Nantes in recent months, had been a dream signing for the club. Willie McKay, a well-known agent, was reported to have played a part in negotiating the club's record-breaking deal, but he told The Telegraph he had nothing to do with Sala's flight. He told The Telegraph: "I have had family members ringing me about this and it's just not true. None of it." Fans have left scarves and flowers at the Cardiff City stadium  The aircraft, which was built in 1984, is registered in the United States rather than Britain through a company based in Norfolk. The firm, Southern Aircraft Consultancy, charges owners around £500 pounds per year to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Authority, which means it is harder for the owners to be identified. Three years ago the Piper aircraft, which can carry six passengers, was delivered to the UK from Spain by a British pilot called, David Henderson. Emiliano Sala timeline He told the BBC at the time of the dangers of flying single engine aircraft over water. He said: "One of the problems we can encounter is that ice can build up on the surfaces of the aircraft, on the propeller and on the wings and if is gets too great then ultimately the aeroplane would stop flying and the only way in most of the aeroplanes we fly of getting rid of ice is to descend into warmer air and the ice will dissipate." Missing light aircraft over the English Channel Guernsey Police said rescue workers had launched three aircraft and one helicopter in a bid to find the missing plane. The aircraft scanned 280 sq miles of a target area after reviewing tidal and weather information, while coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands were also examined. But the search was called off on Wednesday evening with local police saying they would take a decision whether to resume the search on Thursday morning. However experienced rescuers warned there was "no hope" of finding the missing pair. A tearful Horacio Sala, father of the footballer, speaks during an interview outside his home in Progreso, Argentina Credit: AP Photo/Mauricio Garin John Fitzgerald, Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water. Mr Fitzgerald said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope. At this time of year the conditions out there are pretty horrendous if you are actually in the water." Sala had taken flown in the aircraft from Cardiff to Nantes on Saturday evening after finalising his move to the Premier League club. He had wanted to say goodbye to friends and former colleagues at the French club before embarking on his new career at Cardiff. But he had told friends he was worried about the return flight because the outbound trip had been "bumpy". Mr Ibbotson, a highly experienced pilot, from the village of Crowle near Scunthorpe, had joked with friends on social media that he was a "a bit rusty with the ILS", thought to be a reference to the aircraft's Instrument Landing System. Shortly before take off, Sala also sent a WhatsApp voice message to family saying he was "so scared". Media in Argentina reported he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:51:13 -0500
  • Steph Curry Sells North Carolina Home for $1.19 Million

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    The Golden State Warrior star previously sold his Walnut Creek, California, home in August 2017

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:00:29 -0500
  • Pelosi: House Will Not Authorize SOTU until Government Reopens

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    House speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday formally notified President Trump that the House will not authorize him to deliver his State of the Union address before Congress until the government reopens. “I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until the government has opened,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to the president.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:10:20 -0500
  • Man let 11-year-old girl drive herself to school in stolen car, police say

    A little boy was in the backseat, school staffers told police. Now Round Lake authorities outside Chicago are looking for Khafilu Oshodi.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:42:50 -0500
  • Every Angle of the Aston Martin Valkyrie

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    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:58:00 -0500
  • Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:56:14 -0500
  • El Chapo's sons killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, witness tells trial

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    The sons of former drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez because he insisted on publishing an interview with a drug trafficker, who told of the murder in court Wednesday. Valdez was an AFP stringer and co-founder of the weekly Riodoce de Sinaloa.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:48:31 -0500
  • The Moon was hit by a meteorite while you were staring at the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipse

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    Skywatchers had plenty to be excited about this past weekend thanks to a lunar eclipse that was visible from the Americas as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. It got the nickname "Super Blood Wolf Moon" thanks to a combination of labels that may or may not have much meaning, but it was an undeniably cool sight nonetheless. As it turns out, the eclipse was even more special than most observers had noticed, as the Moon was actually struck by a meteorite while everyone was gazing in wonder at its rusty appearance. A new video from astronomer Jose Madiedo, using imagery gathered by the MIDAS impact survey effort, shows the exact moment of impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNvfBCu-jjI In the video you can clearly see a tiny dot flash in the upper left corner of the Moon sphere, appearing for only a fraction of a second before being shrouded in darkness. Some observers who were watching live coverage of the eclipse spotted the brief flash, debating what might have caused it. The MIDAS survey is a Moon-watching that scours video of its surface in the hopes of detecting the tiny flashes associated with meteorite impacts. In this case, MIDAS scored a home run, and it was the first time the system was able to spot an impact during a total lunar eclipse. "In total I spent almost two days without sleeping, including the monitoring time during the eclipse," Madiedo explained to Gizmodo. "I was exhausted when the eclipse ended--but when the automatic detection software notified me of a bright flash, I jumped out of my chair. It was a very exciting moment because I knew such a thing had never been recorded before." The meteorite itself wasn't terribly large, and is estimated to have only been around 22 pounds. Still, its impact was large enough to be spotted by observers as well as the automated MIDAS system, and that's pretty cool.

    Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:01:56 -0500
  • Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: Putin

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    The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried to create a de-escalation zone, was rapidly deteriorating and that it was almost under the full control of Nusra militants. Putin said the Russian and Turkish defense ministers had already held talks on specific action that the two countries would take in Idlib and that the measures, which he didn't describe, would now be implemented. "Unfortunately there are many problems there and we see them," said Putin, standing alongside Erdogan.

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:28:36 -0500
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