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Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with 'necessary measures'
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:46:09 GMT
Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with 'necessary measures'

The kingdom says it will take "necessary measures" as it reiterates that Iran is to blame.
A look at the damage from the oil attacks
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:24:50 GMT
A look at the damage from the oil attacks

After attacks against the country's oil infrastructure, the BBC's Frank Gardner surveys the damage.
Paris climate march halted amid clashes between activists and police
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:27:10 GMT
Paris climate march halted amid clashes between activists and police

Authorities feared the family-friendly demonstration would be infiltrated by separate protesters.
Operation Market Garden: WW2 veteran, 97, parachutes again over Arnhem
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:07:58 GMT
Operation Market Garden: WW2 veteran, 97, parachutes again over Arnhem

The former paratrooper marked 75 years since the Battle of Arnhem's Operation Market Garden.
Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal on Tanzania trip
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:02:43 GMT
Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal on Tanzania trip

Video shows Steven Weber proposing through the window of a submerged cabin off Tanzania.
TWA Flight 847: Greek police arrest aircraft hijacking suspect
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:10:08 GMT
TWA Flight 847: Greek police arrest aircraft hijacking suspect

The man, 65, is suspected of involvement in the TWA Flight 847 hijacking that left one dead.
Taylor Swift cancels concert amid animal rights criticism
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:33:59 GMT
Taylor Swift cancels concert amid animal rights criticism

Swift had been due to sing at the Melbourne Cup, a move criticised by animal rights activists.
Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:55:17 GMT
Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years

The freeing of the Iranian sailor means Somali pirates now hold only three remaining captives.
Tear gas fired as rare protests break out in Egypt
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:51:44 GMT
Tear gas fired as rare protests break out in Egypt

Rare protests have taken place in Egypt, calling for the removal of President Abdul Fattah Sisi.
DR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:00:25 GMT
DR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine

The second vaccine could provide a protective wall halting the spread of the virus.
South Africa xenophobia: Africa needs 'managed migration'
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:21:31 GMT
South Africa xenophobia: Africa needs 'managed migration'

Naledi Pandor says a rise in xenophobia shows Africa needs to look at how to control migrant flows.
Jennifer Lopez revives dress behind the invention of Google Images
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:42:28 GMT
Jennifer Lopez revives dress behind the invention of Google Images

Photographs of the singer wearing the gown in 2000 led to the invention of Google Image search.
Israeli elections: What do the results reveal?
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:18:32 GMT
Israeli elections: What do the results reveal?

Benjamin Netanyahu's political base has fractured, leading to an uncertain future.
Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:08:17 GMT
Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India

Indian Prime Minister Modi will address supporters in Houston, where he will be joined by Donald Trump.
Gay in South Korea: 'She said I don't need a son like you'
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:30:23 GMT
Gay in South Korea: 'She said I don't need a son like you'

LGBTQ South Koreans face widespread discrimination and activists say the law must change to protect them.
Saudi oil facility attacks: Race on to restore supplies
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:08:29 GMT
Saudi oil facility attacks: Race on to restore supplies

The BBC's Frank Gardner visits the Khurais and Abqaiq facilities targeted by drones and missiles.
The man who could be Zimbabwe's first Catholic saint
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:21:24 GMT
The man who could be Zimbabwe's first Catholic saint

John Bradburne had "few possessions, only love" say the leprosy patients he cared for 40 years ago.
Kidnap and torture on the US border
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:48:17 GMT
Kidnap and torture on the US border

Families are being preyed on by Mexican cartels as they wait to cross the US border.
'It's a dominatrix with an onion'
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:15:49 GMT
'It's a dominatrix with an onion'

The land that brought you Hello Kitty has been hiding a few skeletons in its closet…
Why Greeks question this role model's credentials
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:15:07 GMT
Why Greeks question this role model's credentials

Eleni Antoniadou has been feted for her scientific work but her rise is the focus of intense scrutiny.
Hong Kong police 'pushed to the limit'
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:03:25 GMT
Hong Kong police 'pushed to the limit'

A senior officer has admitted that Hong Kong police are struggling to deal with months of protests.
Millions attend global climate strike
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:35:27 GMT
Millions attend global climate strike

Protesters demand "an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone".
Los Angeles: Why tens of thousands of people sleep rough
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:25:49 GMT
Los Angeles: Why tens of thousands of people sleep rough

It is not only glitz and glamour in Los Angeles, which has a big homelessness problem. How has it happened?
Battle of Arnhem marked by 1,500 parachutists
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:52:37 GMT
Battle of Arnhem marked by 1,500 parachutists

Events are taking place to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in World War Two.
Meteor lights up parts of Australian sky
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:56:47 GMT
Meteor lights up parts of Australian sky

Video shows the moment the sky above Tasmania and Victoria was lit up by a meteor.
Several dozen attend Facebook event to storm Area 51
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:49:40 GMT
Several dozen attend Facebook event to storm Area 51

Only dozens turned up after millions expressed an interested in attending the Facebook event.
Climate strike: Protests in cities across the world
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:36:35 GMT
Climate strike: Protests in cities across the world

Millions of people join a global environmental strike led by schoolchildren.
Climate strike: What US children are sacrificing for the cause
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:27:42 GMT
Climate strike: What US children are sacrificing for the cause

Young people want politicians to act but they aren't just leaving it to others. Here's what they're giving up.
Her tormentors hung bananas in nooses and berated her online. After a storm of hate, here's why a hate crime victim met one of her online trolls in person.
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:27:25 GMT
Her tormentors hung bananas in nooses and berated her online. After a storm of hate, here's why a hate crime victim met one of her online trolls in person.

When the torrent of hate first hit, Taylor Dumpson curled into a fetal position and rocked herself, unable to speak.
US attorney delivers harsh message to white supremacists
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:35:13 GMT
US attorney delivers harsh message to white supremacists

A federal prosecutor used a routine news conference announcing criminal charges to deliver a harsh message to those who advocate white supremacy and white nationalism.
Opinion: Free speech wars miss the point of college
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:05:04 GMT
Opinion: Free speech wars miss the point of college

As the new school year gets underway and the presidential campaign heats up, it won't be long before we hear once again critics bewailing that free speech is no longer a core value at colleges and universities. Through a well-funded effort by conservative political organizations, already more than a dozen state legislatures have passed so-called campus free speech bills.
Black man goes undercover as white supremacist
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 15:01:45 GMT
Black man goes undercover as white supremacist

Theo Wilson talks about going undercover online as a white supremacist ahead of the one-year anniversary of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Orthodox Jews fear being targets of rising anti-Semitism
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:17:27 GMT
Orthodox Jews fear being targets of rising anti-Semitism

As the rock was smashed into his face, the attacker's words hit Rabbi Avraham Gopin almost as hard. "He said 'Jew, Jew'," Gopin recalled in an interview with WCBS, a CNN affiliate. "It was hate," the rabbi added. The attack broke his nose and knocked out two teeth.
What's going on with Trump and Biden and Ukraine
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 01:39:27 GMT
What's going on with Trump and Biden and Ukraine

• Anderson Cooper speaks to reporter who helped break story • Cuomo breaks down Rudy Giuliani's wild interview
Biden scolds reporter who asks about his son's business
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:00:29 GMT
Biden scolds reporter who asks about his son's business

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump for using allegations of wrongdoing in Ukraine against him, saying Trump is only doing this because he knows "I'll beat him like a drum" in the 2020 presidential election.
Analysis: Trump is talking and tweeting more
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:04:29 GMT
Analysis: Trump is talking and tweeting more

For better or worse, we're getting more Donald Trump these days.
Opinion: Trudeau's blackface exposes the truth: Canada is no racial haven
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:28:24 GMT
Opinion: Trudeau's blackface exposes the truth: Canada is no racial haven

For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, blackface is a mere obstacle to overcome in his campaign run after receiving rebukes this week for darkening his face several times in the past. But for the millions of black, Indigenous and other people of color in Canada, this is far more than a simple scandal. Blackface is a reminder that people of color are still considered to be 'characters' instead of equal and full human beings.
Cooper speaks to reporter who helped break Ukraine story
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 01:01:35 GMT
Cooper speaks to reporter who helped break Ukraine story

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with journalist Rebecca Ballhaus, one of the Wall Street Journal reporters who broke the story reporting President Trump pressured Ukraine's President to investigate Joe Biden's son.
Trump's interest in Ukraine ramped up as Giuliani pressed on Biden claims
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:00:33 GMT
Trump's interest in Ukraine ramped up as Giuliani pressed on Biden claims

President Donald Trump's stance on Ukraine has evolved over the past year from one of general uninterest to a more engaged approach as he has discussed allegations of wrongdoing involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, people familiar with the matter said.
Rep. Joe Kennedy to kick off primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:25:05 GMT
Rep. Joe Kennedy to kick off primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will announce a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress for more than 40 years.
Netanyahu trails Gantz by two seats in latest Israeli election results
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:20:57 GMT
Netanyahu trails Gantz by two seats in latest Israeli election results

Benny Gantz has opened up a two-seat lead over Benjamin Netanyahu in the "almost final" results of Israel's razor-tight election, as both men prepare for a fight to command a parliamentary majority and form a government.
New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:00:56 GMT
New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York

On August 19, Buckingham Palace put out a statement signed by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, that was emphatic in distancing the British Royal from the late disgraced financier, Jeffrey Epstein.
2 killed, 8 injured in South Carolina bar shooting
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:30:40 GMT
2 killed, 8 injured in South Carolina bar shooting

At least one person opened fire inside and outside a crowded South Carolina bar early Saturday, killing two people and injuring eight others before fleeing, authorities said.
Prince Andrew accuser says she was forced to perform sex acts at 17
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:55:44 GMT
Prince Andrew accuser says she was forced to perform sex acts at 17

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of several women who accused the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes, has revealed new details of her alleged sexual abuse by Britain's Prince Andrew.
The former officer who fatally shot Botham Jean will soon appear in court. Here's how Jean's mother is preparing for it
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:53:08 GMT
The former officer who fatally shot Botham Jean will soon appear in court. Here's how Jean's mother is preparing for it

Seven months after an off-duty Dallas police officer shot Allison Jean's son, Botham, dead in his apartment, her attorney called with a warning: the 911 call capturing Botham's last moments was going to be played on the evening news.
Antonio Brown addresses his release from the Patriots in a flurry of messages after sexual misconduct accusations
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:11:49 GMT
Antonio Brown addresses his release from the Patriots in a flurry of messages after sexual misconduct accusations

Antonio Brown's short stint with the New England Patriots ended just as fast as it started nearly two weeks ago.
Father and son die after falling off cliff
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:27:16 GMT
Father and son die after falling off cliff

A father and son died after falling off a cliff in Farmington, Connecticut, according to police. CNN affiliate WFSB reports.
Dennis Rodman makes bold prediction about Kim Jong Un
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:40:44 GMT
Dennis Rodman makes bold prediction about Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seemingly celebrates the firing of former Trump national security adviser John Bolton as new research has found hidden tunnels near the country's main nuclear complex. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
She never experienced puberty and was too scared to tell anyone
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:32:25 GMT
She never experienced puberty and was too scared to tell anyone

Babalwa Mtshawu never experienced puberty. When she was growing up she didn't get her period or grow breasts like the other girls around her.
OK, seriously, what really goes on inside Area 51?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:20:12 GMT
Beyoncé dresses as Lisa Bonet, leaving fans, including Zoë Kravitz, crazy in love
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:20:48 GMT
Beyoncé dresses as Lisa Bonet, leaving fans, including Zoë Kravitz, crazy in love

Fans are obsessed with these never-before-seen photos of Beyoncé dressed as Lisa Bonet.
Drone catches shark stalking a surfer
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:38:25 GMT
Drone catches shark stalking a surfer

Amateur drone operator Christopher Joye noticed a shark heading for a surfer in Australia. Here's how he intervened.
Royals fly among us -- but you'd never know
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:15:12 GMT
Royals fly among us -- but you'd never know

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have committed to flying commercial for their upcoming visit to southern Africa, having faced criticism for their use of private jets for their summer vacations.
Flight attendant's note to passenger goes viral
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:34:51 GMT
Flight attendant's note to passenger goes viral

Ashley Ober, who was born deaf, flew alone for the first time in her life. See how a flight attendant's kindness went a long way. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.
Two penguins interned at American publishing company Penguin Random House. It was awesome
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:25:52 GMT
Mom surprises daughter in unicorn costume
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:06:37 GMT
Mom surprises daughter in unicorn costume

Somer Scandridge surprised her daughter in a unicorn costume at the bus stop.
Is cancel culture going too far?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:54:54 GMT
Is cancel culture going too far?

Name a celebrity who has ever said or done anything remotely controversial -- they've probably been canceled.
Shane Gillis' 'SNL' firing for racist remarks splits the comedy community
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:27:54 GMT
Shane Gillis' 'SNL' firing for racist remarks splits the comedy community

While some comedians are defending Shane Gillis after his firing from "Saturday Night Live" this week, others are supporting NBC's decision.
'Cancel culture' comes for the New York Times
Sun, 11 Aug 2019 18:10:54 GMT
'Cancel culture' comes for the New York Times

The New York Times faced intense scrutiny from some on the left this week for a headline addressing Donald Trump and racism. But does this debacle play directly into Trump's re-election playbook? Editor-in-chief for The Daily Beast Noah Shachtman says the press is "always going to be called biased," but if the press is being responsible, "people can say whatever the hell they want." Julia Angwin joins.
We'll never listen to Michael Jackson the same way
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 03:04:06 GMT
We'll never listen to Michael Jackson the same way

If you grew up in the 1970s, '80s or '90s, his music was likely woven through your life.
The first day of fall is coming. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:46:26 GMT
The first day of fall is coming. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know

Yes, the season for chunky scarves, pumpkin-spiced everything and fantasy football is upon us. Fall, autumn, harvest season -- whatever you call it -- starts Monday, September 23, in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are some interesting things to know about the season:
Go wild in America's most popular national park
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:25:39 GMT
Go wild in America's most popular national park

It's not the largest US national park, but with more than 11 million guests in 2018, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is certainly the most visited.
Best parks for biking, hiking, rafting and more
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:05:50 GMT
Best parks for biking, hiking, rafting and more

The national parks of the United States are a treasure -- beautiful, wild and full of wonders to see. No wonder so many people travel great distances to enjoy them.
Fall is great for vacations -- 10 places you'll love
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:00:12 GMT
Fall is great for vacations -- 10 places you'll love

The end of summer doesn't mean the end to your fun. Some folks think the best season for travel is about to arrive.
Meghan McCain walks off the set of 'The View'
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 01:06:25 GMT
Meghan McCain walks off the set of 'The View'

Friday's airing of ABC's The View appeared to get a little more heated than normal. During the episode, Meghan McCain walked off the set as cameras panned the studio heading into a commercial.
SUV drives into mall, crashing through storefronts
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:08:47 GMT
SUV drives into mall, crashing through storefronts

One person is in custody after driving an SUV through Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois. No one was injured in the incident, according to officials.
Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:47:29 GMT
Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton died this week at his home in Los Angeles.
YouTube won't take verified badges away from creators after backlash
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:53:26 GMT
YouTube won't take verified badges away from creators after backlash

YouTube is backtracking on changes it announced to its verification process following backlash from creators on its platform.
'Ad Astra' could be the hit 20th Century Fox needs
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:12:54 GMT
'Ad Astra' could be the hit 20th Century Fox needs

After a dismal run since the Disney acquisition closed in March, 20th Century Fox is looking to the stars to help right the ship.
Colt will stop making AR-15 rifles for consumers
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:04:24 GMT
Colt will stop making AR-15 rifles for consumers

Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle, has announced it's exiting the consumer rifle market as demand for high-powered, semi-automatic guns wanes.
A flaw in iOS 13 can expose your contact details
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:51:20 GMT
A flaw in iOS 13 can expose your contact details

A flaw in iOS 13, the new iPhone operating system Apple released Thursday, exposes contact details stored in iPhones without requiring a passcode or biometric identification. And Apple has known about the flaw since July, a person who reported the bug to Apple told CNN Business.
Can Elizabeth Warren beat Trump?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:55:47 GMT
Can Elizabeth Warren beat Trump?

I've been hearing a new conversation in coffee shops and happy hours around the country. One friend makes their prediction of who will win in November 2020, and the other nods in agreement. But then the voices become hushed as the second person asks, "But do you really think the other side will accept the results?"
The real threat to campus free speech
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:53:51 GMT
The real threat to campus free speech

Last March, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies hosted a conference entitled "Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities." A month later, Representative George Holding, a North Carolina Republican who represents a neighboring district that appears to have been carefully drawn to avoid the Democratic-leaning areas around the universities, sent a letter to the US Department of Education demanding an investigation of alleged use of taxpayer dollars to support anti-Semitism on campus.
Young people offer moral clarity on climate crisis
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:43:55 GMT
Young people offer moral clarity on climate crisis

At certain points in history, when institutions and established leaders have failed to step up and take action, it falls to the youngest among us to take charge. That is happening again these two weeks as a 16-year-old girl from Sweden, Greta Thunberg, is stepping onto center stage to mobilize the world against climate change.
Pilot: Your airplane is plunging. Should you worry?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:48:50 GMT
Pilot: Your airplane is plunging. Should you worry?

The reports of a Delta Airlines flight on Wednesday, September 18th, en route from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale, plunging 30,000 feet, describe a dramatic experience—but they appear to mischaracterize something: the incident reflects the execution of a very precise procedure, not a tumble, potentially, into oblivion.
Sean Spicer's 'DWTS' spectacle is not okay
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:09:26 GMT
Sean Spicer's 'DWTS' spectacle is not okay

Even though the lines between politics and entertainment have been blurred from the beginning in the Trump administration, Sean Spicer twirling the frills on the sleeves of his neon, lime-green shirt on "Dancing With The Stars" ("DWTS") have brought us to a collective new low.
Trump's contempt for the rules
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:46:19 GMT
Trump's contempt for the rules

The nation is lost in a new swirl of Trumpian confusion over a potential scandal. This time the particulars involve a whistleblower's complaint about a possible security breach at the highest level and the suggestion of a cover-up. Perhaps the only thing clear in this case is that once again President Donald Trump is calling the discordant tune.
The UK is gearing up for its dirtiest election ever
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:48:23 GMT
The UK is gearing up for its dirtiest election ever

Boris Johnson has been backed into a corner over Brexit. Partly through his own missteps, partly from the growing opposition to his "do-or-die" Brexit plan, Johnson is a man for whom the losses are piling up, while the UK is a country running out of time.
Saudi oil attack is a wake-up call for China
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:37:14 GMT
Saudi oil attack is a wake-up call for China

Last weekend's drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent shockwaves through global energy markets and the price of crude spiking.
Petrol bombs, tear gas used in Hong Kong protests
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:44:58 GMT
Petrol bombs, tear gas used in Hong Kong protests

CNN's Will Ripley reports from Hong Kong, where protests continue for the 16th straight weekend.
Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:25:44 GMT
Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms.
There were (thankfully) fewer alien enthusiasts at Area 51 than authorities expected
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:01:17 GMT
There were (thankfully) fewer alien enthusiasts at Area 51 than authorities expected

The day we had all been waiting for is finally here -- but it wasn't as exciting as expected. And that's probably for the best.
Vape stockpiling begins as US ban looms
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:58:46 GMT
Vape stockpiling begins as US ban looms

The great "vapocalypse" has begun and the horsemen leading the charge are from New York and Michigan.
A police captain was killed after a routine traffic stop ended in a shootout
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:58:26 GMT
A police captain was killed after a routine traffic stop ended in a shootout

A Louisiana police captain was killed and another officer was wounded Friday after a routine traffic stop ended in a shootout, CNN affiliate WVUE reported.
Thousands of abandoned medical records found in deceased doctor's abortion clinics
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:06:40 GMT
Thousands of abandoned medical records found in deceased doctor's abortion clinics

First, authorities discovered a spine-chilling 2,246 fetal remains in the Illinois garage of an abortion doctor after his death. Then, investigators found "thousands" of abandoned medical records across his abortion clinics in Indiana, the Indiana attorney general announced on Friday.
These popular logos are all hiding a secret
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:21:53 GMT
'World's first' 360-degree infinity pool
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 01:46:07 GMT
The most dramatic fashion show of the year?
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:18:05 GMT
Model's skin tone made her a social media star
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:02:36 GMT
Where twins are worshiped -- and murdered
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:46:21 GMT
Why did this legendary car vanish for 30 years?
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:10:54 GMT
'Between Two Ferns' plants lots of laughs
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:41:27 GMT
'Between Two Ferns' plants lots of laughs

"Between Two Ferns: The Movie" is perhaps inevitably best consumed in bite-sized bits, bringing back Zach Galifianakis from his popular web series as the worst (or depending on one's point of view, best) celebrity interviewer ever. The movie's conceit is hit-miss, but when it works -- yielding deadpan insults and pained expressions -- there are enough laughs to make digging up "Ferns" look like a fine idea.
Who will take home an Emmy?
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:49:22 GMT
Who will take home an Emmy?

The Emmy Awards will likely feature plenty of big names and nostalgia. But the safest bet in handicapping the night might be that no matter who wins in key categories, there will be fewer viewers watching, perhaps than ever before.
Harry Kazianis: Trump wise to avoid a devastating war with Iran in wake of attack on Saudi Arabia
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:37:35 GMT
Harry Kazianis: Trump wise to avoid a devastating war with Iran in wake of attack on Saudi Arabia

A U.S. military strike against Iran could start a war that would be costly in U.S. lives and treasure. Trump is right to avoid war if at all possible.
American Airlines flight diverted to Denver after unruly passenger reportedly smokes weed on board
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:34:46 GMT
American Airlines flight diverted to Denver after unruly passenger reportedly smokes weed on board

An unruly passenger forced an American Airlines flight from Pheonix to Minneapolis to make an emergency landing on Friday after he reportedly told people he was on cocaine before locking himself in the bathroom and eventually lighting up marijuana in the cabin, according to TMZ.
Paris Hilton honors late grandfather Barron Hilton: 'He was a legend'
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:22:05 GMT
Paris Hilton honors late grandfather Barron Hilton: 'He was a legend'

Paris Hilton is mourning the loss of her hotelier grandfather Barron Hilton who died Thursday.
Donna Brazile says 2020 'not the end' for Booker, urges Dems to focus on whistleblower report
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:15:00 GMT
Donna Brazile says 2020 'not the end' for Booker, urges Dems to focus on whistleblower report

Fox News contributor Donna Brazile cautioned against Democrats pursuing impeachment, telling "Fox & Friends" on Saturday that the House of Representatives should focus on investigating allegations surrounding the president's previous conversation with Ukraine.
Biden goes on the attack over Ukraine controversy, pledges to beat Trump ‘like a drum’
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:00:15 GMT
Biden goes on the attack over Ukraine controversy, pledges to beat Trump ‘like a drum’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday went on the offense over the growing controversy over President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump reportedly urged the Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son’s dealings in the country -- with Biden backing calls for a House investigation and for the White House to release the transcript of the call.
Massachusetts woman mistakenly signs up for half-marathon in British city with same name as US city
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:46:15 GMT
Massachusetts woman mistakenly signs up for half-marathon in British city with same name as US city

A woman from Massachusetts was disappointed after showing up for a half marathon last weekend only realize she accidentally signed up for a race on a different continent. 
Shooting at crowded South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, 8 wounded
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:32:17 GMT
Shooting at crowded South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, 8 wounded

Gunfire erupted early Saturday in a crowded South Carolina bar, leaving two patrons dead and eight others wounded, according to reports.
'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he's HIV-positive
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:20:46 GMT
'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness reveals he's HIV-positive

"Queer Eye" breakout star Jonathan Van Ness is baring it all in his upcoming memoir, "Over the Top," including speaking about living with HIV.
Indiana man leads police on 140 mph chase, says he's surprised they caught his 2002 Acura
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:20:18 GMT
Indiana man leads police on 140 mph chase, says he's surprised they caught his 2002 Acura

Indiana state police have arrested a man who was surprised police caught up to his 2002 Acura after leading officers on a 140-mph chase in Lake County on Thursday morning.
Supreme Court could hear groundbreaking case that challenges UN immunity
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:10:41 GMT
Supreme Court could hear groundbreaking case that challenges UN immunity

As world leaders descend on New York for this year’s U.N. General Assembly, the immunity enjoyed by the organization is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court.  
Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years - BBC News
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:55:17 GMT
Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years - BBC News

Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years  BBC News

An Iranian sailor has been released by Somali pirates after spending more than four years in captivity. Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was "seriously ill" and ...

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Amber alert update: Reward increases, search expands in effort to find missing 5-year-old N.J. girl - NJ.com
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:46:00 GMT
Amber alert update: Reward increases, search expands in effort to find missing 5-year-old N.J. girl - NJ.com

Amber alert update: Reward increases, search expands in effort to find missing 5-year-old N.J. girl  NJ.com

Authorities on Friday expanded their search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez and increased a reward in the case, as, by Saturday morning, the girl has now ...

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Saudi Aramco reveals attack damage at oil production plants - CNBC
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:01:00 GMT
Saudi Aramco reveals attack damage at oil production plants - CNBC

Saudi Aramco reveals attack damage at oil production plants  CNBC

Repair work is underway at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities after predawn attacks on Saturday forced the kingdom to shut down half its total oil production.

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A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes - WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:33:00 GMT
A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes - WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Don't read this if you're traveling any time soon. Passengers on a Delta flight this week were terrified when their plane plunged mid-air, dropping nearly 30000 ...

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TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordings - The Verge
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:15:27 GMT
TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordings - The Verge

TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordings  The Verge

TiVo has confirmed that it plans to place pre-roll video advertisements before DVR recordings for all customers — even those with a lifetime subscription plan.

'Friends' Turns 25: Revisiting the Beloved Comedy's Forgotten Guest Stars - Hollywood Reporter
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT
'Friends' Turns 25: Revisiting the Beloved Comedy's Forgotten Guest Stars - Hollywood Reporter

'Friends' Turns 25: Revisiting the Beloved Comedy's Forgotten Guest Stars  Hollywood Reporter

Plenty of A-listers made memorable cameos on the NBC sitcom, but others flew under the radar.

Where Do Black Holes Lead? - Livescience.com
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:08:00 GMT
Where Do Black Holes Lead? - Livescience.com

Where Do Black Holes Lead?  Livescience.com

So there you are, about to leap into a black hole. What could possibly await should — against all odds — you somehow survive? Where would you end up and ...

Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative - Raw Story
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:36:45 GMT
Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative - Raw Story

Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative  Raw Story

We know what Neanderthals looked like. Now, thanks to ancient DNA, Israeli scientists have unveiled the appearance of another of our ancient relatives.

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NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule - BGR
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:56:00 GMT
NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule - BGR

NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule  BGR

NASA fully intends to send humans back to the Moon sooner rather than later. Despite funding woes, the agency is still doing its best to hold true to a 2024 ...

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More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To Cancer Concerns - Forbes
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:33:00 GMT
More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To Cancer Concerns - Forbes

More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To Cancer Concerns  Forbes

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has expanded its recall of blood pressure medications.

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The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses - The Washington Post
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT
The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses - The Washington Post

The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses  The Washington Post

Don't feel guilty about sneaking in a nap now and then: It might be good for your heart. People who napped once or twice a week were 48 percent less likely ...

For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off - NPR
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:46:00 GMT
For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off - NPR

For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off  NPR

It's estimated that more than half of the indoor cats in the U.S. are overweight. Now researchers are looking for new ways to help felines slim down.

Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years - BBC News
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:55:17 GMT
Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years - BBC News

Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years  BBC News

An Iranian sailor has been released by Somali pirates after spending more than four years in captivity. Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was "seriously ill" and ...

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Amber alert update: Reward increases, search expands in effort to find missing 5-year-old N.J. girl - NJ.com
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:46:00 GMT
Amber alert update: Reward increases, search expands in effort to find missing 5-year-old N.J. girl - NJ.com

Amber alert update: Reward increases, search expands in effort to find missing 5-year-old N.J. girl  NJ.com

Authorities on Friday expanded their search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez and increased a reward in the case, as, by Saturday morning, the girl has now ...

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Saudi Aramco reveals attack damage at oil production plants - CNBC
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:01:00 GMT
Saudi Aramco reveals attack damage at oil production plants - CNBC

Saudi Aramco reveals attack damage at oil production plants  CNBC

Repair work is underway at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities after predawn attacks on Saturday forced the kingdom to shut down half its total oil production.

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A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes - WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:33:00 GMT
A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes - WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Don't read this if you're traveling any time soon. Passengers on a Delta flight this week were terrified when their plane plunged mid-air, dropping nearly 30000 ...

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TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordings - The Verge
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:15:27 GMT
TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordings - The Verge

TiVo confirms its customers will soon see ads before DVR recordings  The Verge

TiVo has confirmed that it plans to place pre-roll video advertisements before DVR recordings for all customers — even those with a lifetime subscription plan.

'Friends' Turns 25: Revisiting the Beloved Comedy's Forgotten Guest Stars - Hollywood Reporter
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT
'Friends' Turns 25: Revisiting the Beloved Comedy's Forgotten Guest Stars - Hollywood Reporter

'Friends' Turns 25: Revisiting the Beloved Comedy's Forgotten Guest Stars  Hollywood Reporter

Plenty of A-listers made memorable cameos on the NBC sitcom, but others flew under the radar.

Where Do Black Holes Lead? - Livescience.com
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:08:00 GMT
Where Do Black Holes Lead? - Livescience.com

Where Do Black Holes Lead?  Livescience.com

So there you are, about to leap into a black hole. What could possibly await should — against all odds — you somehow survive? Where would you end up and ...

Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative - Raw Story
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:36:45 GMT
Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative - Raw Story

Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative  Raw Story

We know what Neanderthals looked like. Now, thanks to ancient DNA, Israeli scientists have unveiled the appearance of another of our ancient relatives.

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NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule - BGR
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:56:00 GMT
NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule - BGR

NASA’s SLS rocket is finally taking shape, well behind schedule  BGR

NASA fully intends to send humans back to the Moon sooner rather than later. Despite funding woes, the agency is still doing its best to hold true to a 2024 ...

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More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To Cancer Concerns - Forbes
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:33:00 GMT
More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To Cancer Concerns - Forbes

More Blood Pressure Medication Recalls Due To Cancer Concerns  Forbes

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has expanded its recall of blood pressure medications.

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The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses - The Washington Post
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT
The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses - The Washington Post

The Big Number: Those who nap about twice a week are 48 percent less likely than others to face serious heart illnesses  The Washington Post

Don't feel guilty about sneaking in a nap now and then: It might be good for your heart. People who napped once or twice a week were 48 percent less likely ...

For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off - NPR
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:46:00 GMT
For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off - NPR

For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off  NPR

It's estimated that more than half of the indoor cats in the U.S. are overweight. Now researchers are looking for new ways to help felines slim down.

ACLU to St. Cloud council: Hontos' censure violates his First Amendment rights
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:34:56 +0000
ACLU to St. Cloud council: Hontos' censure violates his First Amendment rights

'These rules appear to cast a broad net of censorship over council members’ exercise of free speech about public issues,' the ACLU letter states
       
'University of last resort': Philosophy professor responds to St. Cloud State's layoffs
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:00:11 +0000
'University of last resort': Philosophy professor responds to St. Cloud State's layoffs

Professor Michael Shaffer has earned international fellowships and written dozens of articles, papers and book chapters.
       
How one organization works to raise awareness about suicide prevention
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:00:18 +0000
How one organization works to raise awareness about suicide prevention

For ages 10 to 34, suicide is the second-leading cause of death
       
Albany remains undefeated with 49-7 win at Foley
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:06:39 +0000
Albany remains undefeated with 49-7 win at Foley

The Huskies scored 29 points in the second quarter to move to 4-0
       
St. Cloud Tech takes down Sauk Rapids, 44-14
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:07:15 +0000
St. Cloud Tech takes down Sauk Rapids, 44-14

Tigers scored 30 points in the second quarter to win their homecoming game at Tiger Stadium
       
NCHC Media Day spotlights plenty of ice-hot stories
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:51:28 +0000
NCHC Media Day spotlights plenty of ice-hot stories

From SCSU's David Hrenak to Miami's new coach, here are things to watch as NCHC season nears
       
No penalty for staffer who stole from cognitively impaired resident in Sauk Rapids
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 01:31:57 +0000
No penalty for staffer who stole from cognitively impaired resident in Sauk Rapids

Sauk Rapids Police hit a brick wall when following up: the victim had died, the nursing home had destroyed his records, the bank had closed
       
Armadillos' 'powerful' show features Vietnam War-era music, footage and testimony
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:40:36 +0000
Armadillos' 'powerful' show features Vietnam War-era music, footage and testimony

Fabulous Armadillos will sing Vietnam War songs at upcoming shows.
       
Sioux Falls area couple 'storms' Area 51 in search of extraterrestrial life
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:02:45 +0000
Sioux Falls area couple 'storms' Area 51 in search of extraterrestrial life

"We'd definitely go again," Ferguson said.
       
Discarded cigarette sparks $125,000 in fire damage at St. Cloud apartments
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:00:58 +0000
Discarded cigarette sparks $125,000 in fire damage at St. Cloud apartments

Cigarette discarded on balcony caused blaze Thursday afternoon
       
How to best experience the SC Times app
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:50:20 +0000
How to best experience the SC Times app

Download the app to customize your news alert, read offline, save articles for later and follow the news in another USAToday Network city
       
Tech receiver joins the scoring party
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:56:36 +0000
Tech receiver joins the scoring party

Sam Oster had a pair of receiving touchdowns in high-powered Tech's 44-14 victory over Sauk Rapids
       
College football live updates: Gustavus vs. St. John's University
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:00:05 +0000
College football live updates: Gustavus vs. St. John's University

At 1 p.m. Saturday at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville, the St. John’s University football team is host to Gustavus Adolphus Gusties.
       
While duck hunting tactics change, love for the sport doesn't
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:25:01 +0000
While duck hunting tactics change, love for the sport doesn't

Today's hunting is more about puddle ducks compared to years ago when diver ducks and big water dominated the season
       
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:01:26 +0000
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more

Saw a post on the St. Cloud Times Instagram and want to know more? You've come to the right place.
       
Wisconsin deals Gophers double whammy in basketball recruiting
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:00:08 +0000
Wisconsin deals Gophers double whammy in basketball recruiting

Pitino, Gophers see some big Minnesota names pick Wisconsin, other schools
       
Happy homecoming for Tech senior
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:17:09 +0000
Happy homecoming for Tech senior

Senior wide receiver Sam Oster talks about St. Cloud Tech's 44-14 homecoming victory over Sauk Rapids on Friday night.
       
SCSU volleyball hasn't ranked in 22 years. Here's what the Huskies did to change that.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:18:35 +0000
SCSU volleyball hasn't ranked in 22 years. Here's what the Huskies did to change that.

The Huskies are 8-0 and ranked for the first time since 1997. SCSU volleyball is ranked 19th in this week's AVCA Division II poll.
       
Vote until 9 a.m. Tuesday for SC Times Athlete of the Week
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:09:17 +0000
Vote until 9 a.m. Tuesday for SC Times Athlete of the Week

You determine the winner by voting in our online poll. Voting is open until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Look for the winner Thursday.
       
Central Minnesota prep star performances for Saturday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 20
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:03:49 +0000
Central Minnesota prep star performances for Saturday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 20

Central Minnesota prep star performances for Saturday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 20
       
Prep standings at a glance
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:02:54 +0000
Prep standings at a glance

Prep standings at a glance
       
Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, September 20, 2019
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:57:12 +0000
Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, September 20, 2019

Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, September 20, 2019
       
Albany picks up road win at Foley
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:45:17 +0000
Albany picks up road win at Foley

Albany came out on top 49-7 over Foley
       
Tech, Sauk Rapids meet under the lights
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:15:13 +0000
Tech, Sauk Rapids meet under the lights

Teams compete Friday at Tech High School
       
September 2019 deaths
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 01:33:47 +0000
September 2019 deaths

September 2019 deaths
       
Chart toppers for Sept. 13
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:11:11 +0000
Chart toppers for Sept. 13

Chart toppers for Sept. 13
       
Prep football live updates: Albany vs. Foley
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:10 +0000
Prep football live updates: Albany vs. Foley

The Albany Huskies (3-0) will look to stay unbeaten as they travel to Foley (1-2) to take on the Falcons at 7 p.m. Friday night.
       
Prep football live updates: Sauk Rapids at St. Cloud Tech homecoming
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:07 +0000
Prep football live updates: Sauk Rapids at St. Cloud Tech homecoming

At 7 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium, St. Cloud Tech is host to Sauk Rapids for its homecoming football game.
       
New academic year, new opportunities
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:33:03 +0000
New academic year, new opportunities

This academic year, SCTCC will develop a new strategic plan and set priorities that will help us focus and direct resources for the next several years.
       
What's in a name? Credibility. Hate crimes discussion must not be silenced
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:20:29 +0000
What's in a name? Credibility. Hate crimes discussion must not be silenced

Demonstrators who won't put their names to their beliefs simply can't be taken seriously.
       
With Minnesota as a leader, continue supporting charter schools
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:10:00 +0000
With Minnesota as a leader, continue supporting charter schools

Further expansion of school choice options has the potential to liberate children, particularly poorer ones, from a dysfunctional education
       
Under-the-bed developing works out great
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:00:06 +0000
Under-the-bed developing works out great

Though photography started as a hobby, my love of it has morphed into a central, fun and useful part of my life
       
Fall into the season at these local orchards and pumpkin patches
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:32:37 +0000
Fall into the season at these local orchards and pumpkin patches

With the cooler weather comes a craving for sweet treats and spiced squash, namely: apples and pumpkins
       
Who's the best linebacker in the MIAC? SJU coach has an opinion
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:52:37 +0000
Who's the best linebacker in the MIAC? SJU coach has an opinion

Golden Gopher transfer Danny Pietruzewski is a huge presence for the Johnnies and a top player
       
Resurfacing near Heim's Mill to slow traffic next week
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:28:21 +0000
Resurfacing near Heim's Mill to slow traffic next week

Flaggers will assist in directing motorists, but expect delays or find alternate routes early next week
       
Hontos had a right to criticize St. Cloud City Council
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:10:03 +0000
Hontos had a right to criticize St. Cloud City Council

George Hontos was the wrong target for a censure vote by the St. Cloud City Council
       
Letter to the editor shares truth about Christianity
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:10:02 +0000
Letter to the editor shares truth about Christianity

I do my best to keep abreast of my hometown news and I really appreciate the diversity of opinions shared
       
SJU linebacker gives his take on the Gusties
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:48:32 +0000
SJU linebacker gives his take on the Gusties

St. John's junior Danny Pietruzewski talks about Saturday's MIAC home opener against Gustavus Adolphus.
       
How you can rub elbows with officials, learn to navigate local agencies
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:30:39 +0000
How you can rub elbows with officials, learn to navigate local agencies

St. Cloud 301 promises to give residents an inside look at local and state government agencies, departments and organizations
       
Teen arrested after fleeing Sartell police in stolen vehicle
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:39:17 +0000
Teen arrested after fleeing Sartell police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle tried going through a field and got stuck in the mud and the driver fled on foot
       
Rescue pets of the week: Jade and Banana
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:30:10 +0000
Rescue pets of the week: Jade and Banana

These pets are available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society
       
Central Minnesota prep star performances for Saturday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 20
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:11:14 +0000
Central Minnesota prep star performances for Saturday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 20

Central Minnesota prep star performances for Saturday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 20
       
Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, September 19, 2019
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:10:39 +0000
Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, September 19, 2019

Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, September 19, 2019
       
Man accused of attempting to kidnap woman at St. Cloud apartment
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:46:42 +0000
Man accused of attempting to kidnap woman at St. Cloud apartment

The woman was able to escape from the van after kicking a second man in the face
       
Despite losing 10 players, Larson touts peer leadership for Huskies
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:50:21 +0000
Despite losing 10 players, Larson touts peer leadership for Huskies

Head coach Brett Larson expects his veteran players to help develop a large freshman class in SCSU's 2019-20 season
       
Sauk Rapids Storm football finds a leader in quarterback Kobe Lee
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:11:07 +0000
Sauk Rapids Storm football finds a leader in quarterback Kobe Lee

After waiting in the wings behind the Times Player of the Year, Kobe Lee has emerged as Sauk Rapids' starting quarterback.
       
SCSU captain speaks at NCHC Media Day
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:16:57 +0000
SCSU captain speaks at NCHC Media Day

Senior defender Jack Ahcan spoke about the upcoming Huskies season
       
'Storm Area 51' event draws only 100 people, one arrested for public urination
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:05:42 +0000
'Storm Area 51' event draws only 100 people, one arrested for public urination

Only one person was arrested for public urination of the 100 visiting the entrance gate to Area 51 after the viral Facebook event.
       
Seward neighborhood vandalism suspect is released, but could still be charged
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:00:36 +0000
Seward neighborhood vandalism suspect is released, but could still be charged

Suspects can't be held more than 36 hours without formal charges, police said.
Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:25:28 +0000
Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change.
Nurses, Duluth hospital reach tentative contract agreement
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:55:58 +0000
Nurses, Duluth hospital reach tentative contract agreement

The nurses will vote on the contract Wednesday.
General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening's bold first-year bets are paying off big
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:51:48 +0000
General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening's bold first-year bets are paying off big

General Mills stock is up 25% from a year ago as Blue Buffalo is bolstering sales growth and U.S. cereal has regained the No. 1 market position.
Trump says he had 'perfectly fine' call with Ukraine leader
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:49:17 +0000
Trump says he had 'perfectly fine' call with Ukraine leader

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the center of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.
Minnesota wind-solar hybrid project could be new frontier for renewable energy
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:37:00 +0000
Minnesota wind-solar hybrid project could be new frontier for renewable energy

Juhl says small installations could help the utilities keep renewable supplies steady.
University of Minnesota doctor goes viral with anti-vaping video reaching teens
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:30:19 +0000
University of Minnesota doctor goes viral with anti-vaping video reaching teens

Dr. Rose Marie Leslie uses her TikTok account to give people public health messages in a plain-spoken way.
University of Minnesota president: Hiring of DFL legislator 'put at risk a core value'
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:48:18 +0000
University of Minnesota president: Hiring of DFL legislator 'put at risk a core value'

Think tank's job offer to a DFL legislator spurs new university president to improve process.
Vikings' pregame pyrotechnics temporarily extinguished by NFL
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:45:55 +0000
Vikings' pregame pyrotechnics temporarily extinguished by NFL

The Vikings say they are "exploring other special effects options."
Father's injury weighs on her, but South St. Paul gymnast Sunisa Lee stays on course for Olympics
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:45:26 +0000
Father's injury weighs on her, but South St. Paul gymnast Sunisa Lee stays on course for Olympics

Sunisa Lee's focus is on her Olympic dream, and her dad's recovery from a spinal injury that has left him paralyzed.
Students gather at Capitol in St. Paul for climate change protest
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:54:38 +0000
Students gather at Capitol in St. Paul for climate change protest

Several thousand young people emptied local classrooms on Friday as part of a coordinated global movement seeking greater government action on climate change.
'Anything can happen' military couple knows as large Minnesota Guard contingent heads to Middle East
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:14:17 +0000
'Anything can happen' military couple knows as large Minnesota Guard contingent heads to Middle East

Nearly 700 soldiers are headed to the Middle East in one of the largest single deployments for the Minnesota National Guard since the second Iraq war began.
Cleared of all charges, Minnesota town's ex-mayor goes after the cops who arrested him
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:54:17 +0000
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:50:12 +0000
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.
Randy Dobnak, fellow rookie pitchers carry Twins to 4-3 victory over Kansas City
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:15:27 +0000
Randy Dobnak, fellow rookie pitchers carry Twins to 4-3 victory over Kansas City

The Twins lowered their magic number to five by getting eight innings out of four rookie pitchers.
Frustrated Byron Buxton does best to support Twins while recovering from surgery
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:04:09 +0000
Frustrated Byron Buxton does best to support Twins while recovering from surgery

His left arm is immobilized following an operation on his shoulder that ended his season.
Dwindling youth pipeline puts Minneapolis football on edge
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:20:50 +0000
Dwindling youth pipeline puts Minneapolis football on edge

With rosters thinned by a drop in programs for junior-high athletes, city coaches are often recruiting players based on perceived athleticism because they've had little exposure to fundamentals.
Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:15:14 +0000
Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history.
'I will contribute something to America': Minnesota refugees fear their path is closing to others
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:08:31 +0000
'I will contribute something to America': Minnesota refugees fear their path is closing to others

As Trump restricts entry, those already settled think something is being lost.
They grow college hockey players on the prairie now?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:21:12 +0000
They grow college hockey players on the prairie now?

The results — namely, Jaxon Nelson and Chaz Smedsrud — of hockey fever hitting far southwestern Minnesota two decades ago are now appearing on college rosters.
AOC's first congressional endorsements reflect subtle shift away from outsider status
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:00:13 -0400
AOC's first congressional endorsements reflect subtle shift away from outsider status

AOC's first congressional endorsements reflect subtle shift away from outsider statusRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to be playing more of an insider game in some of her recent endorsements. But she's insisting her insurgency is focused on policy, not merely disruption.


Bill de Blasio's net worth as he pulls out of 2020 presidential race
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:24:00 -0400
Bill de Blasio's net worth as he pulls out of 2020 presidential race

Bill de Blasio's net worth as he pulls out of 2020 presidential raceNew York Mayor de Blasio announced that he is officially dropping out of the 2020 presidential race -- here's a look at his current finances.


School board reverses decision to ban cheerleaders' tribute to slain classmate
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:50:51 -0400
School board reverses decision to ban cheerleaders' tribute to slain classmate

School board reverses decision to ban cheerleaders' tribute to slain classmateA Wisconsin school board that was under fire for banning a tribute to a slain student at a football game has reversed its decision.


Imelda’s toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridge
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:30:39 -0400
Imelda’s toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridge

Imelda’s toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridgeAs the remnants of the former Tropical Storm Imelda moved north on Friday, residents in southeast Texas awoke to shut down roads, scattered thunderstorms and the possibility of more flooding from a storm that became one the top 10 wettest in U.S. history.The storm that had barely earned a name — it briefly ranked as a tropical storm before being downgraded to a tropical depression — took many residents by surprise with its relentlessness, rekindling memories from when Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rainfall in some areas and caused dozens of deaths in 2017.


On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation: Sen. Whitehouse
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:00:16 -0400
On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation: Sen. Whitehouse

On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation: Sen. WhitehouseWhy didn't the FBI pursue tip-line leads and interview witnesses? As a US attorney, I wouldn't have made charging decisions on such cursory work.


Architect Reinaldo Leandro on the Art of Building Design and Personal Style
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:17:59 -0400
A former employee of Andrew Yang claimed he abruptly fired her because she got married and he thought she'd stop 'working as hard'
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:01:52 -0400
A former employee of Andrew Yang claimed he abruptly fired her because she got married and he thought she'd stop 'working as hard'

A former employee of Andrew Yang claimed he abruptly fired her because she got married and he thought she'd stop 'working as hard'Kimberley Watkins worked for Yang when he was a CEO in 2007. She said Yang claimed marrying meant she "wouldn’t want to continue working as hard."


Jeffrey Epstein victim says Prince Andrew bought her vodka at a London club when she was 17 before having sex with her
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:21:59 -0400
Jeffrey Epstein victim says Prince Andrew bought her vodka at a London club when she was 17 before having sex with her

Jeffrey Epstein victim says Prince Andrew bought her vodka at a London club when she was 17 before having sex with herVirginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking her, explained how the late financier's close associate Ghislaine Maxwell coerced her into having sex with Prince Andrew of Britain.


'This Is an Emergency. Our House Is on Fire.' Greta Thunberg Addresses New York's Climate Strike
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:47:58 -0400
'This Is an Emergency. Our House Is on Fire.' Greta Thunberg Addresses New York's Climate Strike

'This Is an Emergency. Our House Is on Fire.' Greta Thunberg Addresses New York's Climate StrikeOrganizers expect thousands to turn out, and 16-year-old climate activists Greta Thunberg is scheduled to speak.


Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen war
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:30:22 -0400
Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen war

Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen warThe leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Friday called for Saudi Arabia to stop its war in Yemen, or else face more attacks on its soil. The U.S. accuses Iran of being behind recent drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that knocked out more than half of Saudi Arabia's daily crude oil production. Saudi Arabia has said "Iranian weaponry" was used.


Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledge
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:32:15 -0400
Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledge

Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledgeA Texas man is wanted by police after he allegedly filed for and completed divorce proceedings against his wife without her knowledge. 


High school sparks controversy over 'ridiculous' lunch: 'It's honestly sad'
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:24:52 -0400
High school sparks controversy over 'ridiculous' lunch: 'It's honestly sad'

High school sparks controversy over 'ridiculous' lunch: 'It's honestly sad'A Minnesota high school is facing criticism for serving a meal that many people have since called "ridiculous."


Atlantic likely to churn out tropical systems into 2nd half of September
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:35:44 -0400
Atlantic likely to churn out tropical systems into 2nd half of September

Atlantic likely to churn out tropical systems into 2nd half of SeptemberSince the peak of Atlantic hurricane season, which occurred on Sept. 10, there has been no shortage of Atlantic tropical threats during the last full week of summer. The most menacing of those systems was Imelda, a storm that brewed quickly in the western Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday before moving inland over Texas and unleashing deadly flooding.Meteorologists were also monitoring Humberto, which strengthened into a major hurricane in the western Atlantic and delivered fierce winds in Bermuda on Wednesday night. The powerful hurricane stayed well east of the United States, but threatened dangerous surf along the coastline.Not far behind Humberto, Jerry brewed over the open waters of the Atlantic and rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by Thursday before skirting northeast of the Leeward Islands on Friday.Three additional areas over the Atlantic Basin are being closely monitored for potential tropical development in the coming days, while the western Gulf may be an area to watch late in September or early October. This image, taken early Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2019, shows part of the tropical Atlantic Basin. Jerry was near the center of the image with one tropical disturbance east of the Lesser Antilles and another coming off the coast of Africa. (GOES-East/NOAA) One tropical disturbance was hovering over the central Caribbean, located to the south of Haiti, early Saturday morning."While this central Caribbean feature was producing a broad area of showers and thunderstorms, significant wind shear has and is likely to continue to keep this system in check this weekend," Dan Kottlowski, AccuWeather's top hurricane expert, said.Farther to the east, an area of showers and thunderstorms, located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands and a couple of hundred miles northeast of the coast of South America, may drift into a zone with conditions more conducive for development into early next week.Steering winds are likely to push this feature close to the coast of South America initially. However, a northwestward or northward turn over the eastern Caribbean is possible, where waters are quite warm and able to sustain tropical development. However, rapid and strong development of this feature is unlikely due to wind shear once again. However, some organization and low-end development are possible."There is a small chance this system might attempt to wrap up and become a tropical depression from late Sunday to Tuesday," Kottlowski said.At the very least, an uptick in downpours and locally gusty winds is likely in the Windward and Leeward islands later this weekend and then perhaps across Puerto Rico and Hispaniola from Monday to Wednesday.Meanwhile, a potent tropical disturbance with a batch of heavy showers and thunderstorms is forecast to move off the coast of Africa this weekend. Indications are that this feature may have the greatest chance of becoming the Atlantic's next tropical depression and perhaps the 11th named storm of the 2019 hurricane season into next week."Because this feature is so far on the edge of the basin, movement and impact, if any on the Lesser Antilles and the Caribbean in general from one to two weeks away is highly uncertain," Kottlowski said.There is a chance this feature is steered northward over the middle of the Atlantic perhaps before approaching the Lesser Antilles.While the overall weather pattern will be conducive to spawning long-track Cabo Verde systems, which form off of the coast of Africa, and turning them away from the Atlantic coast of the United States, there is some risk of additional systems forming over the Gulf of Mexico into early October.Anytime there is a general area of high pressure that lingers from the western Atlantic to the south-central United States, the clockwise flow around this system can generate a broad area of counterclockwise flow, what meteorologists refer to as a gyre, near Central America. "This gyre can help spin up an organized tropical system from any tropical disturbance that comes along and passes through the wind field," Kottlowski said.Weak to moderate tropical systems can form in the western Caribbean or the southern and western Gulf of Mexico. These systems could brew with close proximity to land, similar to how Imelda formed near Texas, and thus could form with little lead time before striking.As we saw with Imelda, a powerful hurricane is not needed to cause great risk to lives and considerable property damage and disruptions due to flooding.This time of the year, residents, travelers, shipping and cruise interests should closely monitor the tropics as conditions can change significantly from one day to the next. The Atlantic hurricane season continues through the end of November.


DHS contradicts Candace Owens on same day she testifies before Congress about white nationalism
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:18:19 -0400
DHS contradicts Candace Owens on same day she testifies before Congress about white nationalism

DHS contradicts Candace Owens on same day she testifies before Congress about white nationalismConservative commentator Candace Owens said white nationalism is “just election rhetoric” on the same day DHS added violent white supremacist extremist to its list of priority threats.


Dozens detained in Kazakhstan at anti-China protests
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:36:31 -0400
Dozens detained in Kazakhstan at anti-China protests

Dozens detained in Kazakhstan at anti-China protestsALMATY/NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Police detained dozens in Kazakhstan's two largest cities on Saturday as they took part in the latest protest against China's influence in the Central Asian republic. Neighboring China is already one of Kazakhstan's largest investors and trade partners and a plan to relocate a number of Chinese plants and factories to the former Soviet republic has faced public opposition. The latest round of protests on Saturday was organized by supporters of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive banker living in France who has been the fiercest critic of Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.


Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fears
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:48:57 -0400
Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fears

Thousands of Paris police deployed over 'yellow vest' clash fearsMore than 7,000 police officers are to be deployed for rallies in Paris on Saturday over fears that yellow vest protesters and their radical, anarchist "black blocs" could try to infiltrate a march against climate change in the French capital. The yellow vest movement erupted 10 months ago and blindsided President Emmanuel Macron, who protesters accused of being out of touch with the needs of ordinary French people.


Israel Could Not Survive Hamas' Missiles Without The Iron Dome
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:30:00 -0400
Israel Could Not Survive Hamas' Missiles Without The Iron Dome

Israel Could Not Survive Hamas' Missiles Without The Iron DomeIsrael lives in a dangerous neighborhood.


Navy Orders Trial for Two in Hazing Death of Green Beret Logan Melgar
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:33:10 -0400
Navy Orders Trial for Two in Hazing Death of Green Beret Logan Melgar

Navy Orders Trial for Two in Hazing Death of Green Beret Logan MelgarPhoto Illustration by The Daily Beast/handoutA Navy SEAL and a Marine will be tried for the hazing death of Green Beret Logan Melgar, who was allegedly duct-taped and put in a chokehold by his military comrades in Mali two years ago.The Navy announced Friday that Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Rodriguez, 34, and Navy Special Operations Chief Tony DeDolph, 40, were referred to a court-martial on murder and other charges that could land them with life sentences.An admiral made the decision after the evidence against the pair was laid out at a hearing in Norfolk, Virginia, last month, where two other military men who copped pleas took the stand against DeDolph and Madera-Rodriguez.According to testimony by Marine Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell and Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Matthews, Melgar ditched the rest of the team on the way to a party at the French embassy—and they decided to get revenge by hazing him.In the dead of night, they used a sledgehammer to break into Melgar’s room and then rushed him. DeDolph allegedly applied a choke hold while Matthews and Maxwell duct-taped Melgar’s arms and legs. “The overall intent wasn’t to hurt him,” Matthews said.How a Green Beret’s Hazing Led to Murder Charges for Elite TroopsProsecutors alleged that the group also planned to have a local man molest Melgar, but the admiral declined to add sexual misconduct charges to the court-martial.DeDolph’s attorney, Phil Stackhouse, has argued the evidence does not support murder charges.“Clearly what happened is a horrible, tragic accident,” Stackhouse said. “Based on all the facts in this case, nobody went into that room to kill Staff Sgt. Melgar.”Two Alleged Murderers of Green Beret Sgt. Logan Melgar Are Negotiating with ProsecutorsRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


GOP Strategy to Shield Trump by Canceling Primaries Carries Risk
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:00:00 -0400
GOP Strategy to Shield Trump by Canceling Primaries Carries Risk

GOP Strategy to Shield Trump by Canceling Primaries Carries Risk(Bloomberg) -- The Republican Party’s gambit to kill primary elections to ensure President Donald Trump’s renomination may protect the president from short-term losses but has also put the spotlight on his challengers.Republicans in four states have canceled presidential primaries next year in an effort, they say, to save money.Given Trump’s popularity within the party, it’s unlikely the primaries would make a big difference anyway. But canceling primaries could result in more uncommitted delegates to the Republican National Convention next year, meaning they would not be pledged to Trump and could be less loyal if things go sideways.“The attempts to stifle competition have backfired,” challenger William Weld. “The Republican Party in Washington is working on voter suppression. I’m working on enlarging the electorate.”Weld has spent the last six days campaigning in New Hampshire and had four cable television news appearances scheduled this week. “The dial-o-meter has dialed way up,” he said.The former Massachusetts governor, who ran as a libertarian in 2016, has been courting others to join him as anti-Trump Republicans. Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford, two Tea Party conservatives who lost re-election to Congress, are also running.“It seems more like a real primary than when I was the solitary standard bearer out there planting my flag,” Weld said.Polls show Trump remains popular with the overwhelming majority of Republican voters. But his allies’ fear of a runaway primary is founded in history: No modern president has ever won re-election after a serious primary challenge.Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson dropped out after poor showings in New Hampshire. Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush all won renomination but were wounded by challenges from Ronald Reagan, Ted Kennedy and Pat Buchanan.And even though Weld, Sanford and Walsh don’t pose the same level of threat to Trump, the state Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are preventing history from repeating itself by canceling their nominating contests.“The logic behind the move was, ‘Circle the wagons and protect the incumbent.’ I get it,” Sanford told Bloomberg Radio on Wednesday. But he said that move doesn’t make sense if Trump is — as he claims — the most popular president ever among Republicans.“If that is true, you would take the win. You would take 90% all day long, particularly in the first-in-the-South primary,” Sanford said, referring to the primary in his home state of South Carolina. “It suggests that someone looking at the numbers is concerned, and that his support is a mile wide and an inch deep.”Trump’s challengers don’t have to win the nomination to hurt his chances of re-election. Buchanan lost New Hampshire with 37% of the vote in 1992, but exceeded expectations and showed Bush’s weakness on taxes and the economy. Buchanan went on to win only 18 delegates, but they earned him a speaking slot at the convention. Bush then lost to Bill Clinton in the general election.Two recent national polls both show that Trump’s challengers are all polling at 3% or less.So Trump seems to be mostly ignoring them. Sort of. “I guess it’s a publicity stunt,” he said last week. “So, to be honest, I’m not looking to give them any credibility. They have no credibility.”Trump has said he had nothing to do with the effort to cancel nomination contests in key states next year.Without a presidential preference primary, the unbound delegates could come back to haunt Trump in a worst-case scenario.“They are basically free agents,” said Elaine Kamarck, a Brookings Institution fellow and expert in primary politics.“The more untethered delegates, the easier it is to break open a convention,” she said.That’s exactly why anti-Trump activists in Colorado moved to cancel that state’s GOP primary in 2016, instead sending unpledged delegates to the Cleveland convention. Some of those delegates played a role in a short-lived attempt to derail Trump’s nomination on the opening day.Once a party insurgent, Trump now has all the benefits of incumbency and appears focused on the general election. He has not campaigned in Iowa, and made one official visit to New Hampshire last month.Trump’s three Republican challengers have different strategies for dealing with the canceled primaries. Walsh says he’s redoubling efforts in the states without primaries.“We’re going to campaign in South Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, and Kansas, because I believe if we let these Republican voters know that the president of the United States just took away their right to vote, they’ll march on the headquarters of their state parties to get that right to vote back,” he told CNN Monday.Weld is focusing on 20 states with open primaries — meaning independents and sometimes even Democrats can switch parties. He’s hoping that retail-level politics and his appeal as a moderate can win crossover voters in places like New Hampshire.“I can campaign there as many days a week as I want, and always sleep in my own bed,” Weld said from Boston on Wednesday. “I don’t think Mr. Trump has an appetite for retail-level campaigning in New Hampshire. He’ll probably hold a few rallies and shake a few hands and leave it at that.”His argument to Democrats: “They can try to guess who’s the strongest Democrat. But if they want to vote against Trump they can cross over and vote against Trump.”To contact the reporter on this story: Gregory Korte in Washington at gkorte@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:41:19 -0400
History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake MichiganA diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a large obstruction about 200 feet (60 meters) down on the lake bottom near Beaver Island. "I've made hundreds of trips to Beaver Island and every trip I go out the sounder is on," he told The Associated Press on Friday.


Single 25-year-old mother of 3 diagnosed with terminal cancer: 'I'm scared of leaving them behind'
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:51:24 -0400
Single 25-year-old mother of 3 diagnosed with terminal cancer: 'I'm scared of leaving them behind'

Single 25-year-old mother of 3 diagnosed with terminal cancer: 'I'm scared of leaving them behind'A single mother of three who had gone cancer-free for months has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer.


Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:59:55 -0400
Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's BajaHurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit, instead heading up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Saturday prompting new warnings and watches in that coastal area. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Lorena was a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), and its center was about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east-southeast of Loreto, Mexico.


George Conway says Trump should be impeached if he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:48:04 -0400
George Conway says Trump should be impeached if he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden

George Conway says Trump should be impeached if he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe BidenGeorge Conway, who is married to senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said Thursday that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office “without delay” if it turns out he pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on political rival Joe Biden.


Saudi Aramco has emerged from attacks 'stronger than ever': CEO
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 03:03:14 -0400
Saudi Aramco has emerged from attacks 'stronger than ever': CEO

Saudi Aramco has emerged from attacks 'stronger than ever': CEOSaudi Aramco has emerged from attacks on its oil facilities "stronger than ever", Chief Executive Amin Nasser told employees in a message, adding that full oil production would resume by the end of this month. "The fires that were intended to destroy Saudi Aramco had an unintended consequence: they galvanized 70,000 of us around a mission to rebound quickly and confidently, and Saudi Aramco has come out of this incident stronger than ever," Nasser said in the internal message, on the occasion of the Saudi national day, to be celebrated on Sept. 23. Six days after the assault, which hit at the heart of the Saudi energy industry and intensified a decades-long struggle with arch-rival Iran, the state oil giant Aramco invited reporters on Friday to observe the damage and the repair efforts.


Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootings
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:53:44 -0400
Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootings

Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootingsLegendary US gun manufacturer Colt has said it will no longer produce the AR-15, blaming market forces rather than the semi-automatic rifle's role in some of the country's worst mass shootings. "Over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity," said the company's chief executive Dennis Veilleux in a statement released on Thursday. For that reason, "we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future," he said, noting that his firm would continue to make assault rifles for the US military and law enforcement agencies, as well as its world-famous revolvers.


In 1988, Iran and America Went to War at Sea
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400
In 1988, Iran and America Went to War at Sea

In 1988, Iran and America Went to War at SeaLet's just say this: half of Iran's Navy was sent to the bottom of the sea.


Late-night shooting at South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, injures 9 others
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:57:20 -0400
Late-night shooting at South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, injures 9 others

Late-night shooting at South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, injures 9 othersA shooting at a bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, early Saturday left two people dead and nine injured, according to authorities.


‘House Hunters’ host Suzanne Whang dies at 56 after long battle with cancer
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:03:49 -0400
‘House Hunters’ host Suzanne Whang dies at 56 after long battle with cancer

‘House Hunters’ host Suzanne Whang dies at 56 after long battle with cancerSuzanne Whang, who hosted HGTV's "House Hunters" for nearly a decade, died on Thursday after a long battle with breast cancer.


Why do e-cigarette makers suddenly want to be regulated?
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 02:00:54 -0400
Why do e-cigarette makers suddenly want to be regulated?

Why do e-cigarette makers suddenly want to be regulated?Vaping manufacturers have recently begun supporting ‘Tobacco 21’ legislation but are they pushing lax regulation now to head off harsher regulation later?The push on legislation comes as the vaping industry, and e-cigarette maker Juul in particular, is coming under intense government pressure. Photograph: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty ImagesLobbyists are pushing to increase the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 in states across America.But public health experts have warned the bills are often not what they appear, and contain loopholes and weak enforcement that could actually benefit big tobacco, because the laws often serve to prevent any future tightening of restrictions.In effect, the industry seems to be pushing for lax regulation now, to head off harsher regulation later.The push on legislation comes as the vaping industry, and e-cigarette maker Juul in particular, is coming under intense government pressure. Vaping is widely regarded as less harmful than smoking, but health authorities worry a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine.John Schachter of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said: “We’ve seen them publicly pushing for ending youth access through ‘tobacco 21’ – as such bills are often called. “But we have a number of concerns on that front.”He said: “They try to portray it as, ‘We’re for tobacco 21, case closed.”He added that tobacco lobbyists then “try to water it down, and weaken it” when public health authorities push for additional provisions.Fears about vaping’s health effects have intensified since severe, pneumonia-like illnesses linked to vaping made 530 people ill in dozens of states and killed seven. The illness has not been traced to any single product or device.Though Juul has not been specifically implicated in cases of lung injuries, the company controls roughly 70% of the American e-cigarette market, and has had an undeniable appeal to teens.Roughly 8 million US adults and 5 million teens vape, according to the health secretary, Alex Azar. For decades, tobacco lobbyists opposed tobacco 21 legislation, often arguing such laws would mean young people could join the military and vote at 18 but not buy a pack of cigarettes.Dr Robert Crane, a family medicine professor at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the founder of Prevent Tobacco Addiction Foundation, has sought to push tobacco 21 laws almost exclusively since 1997.“In each and every state they were killed, absolutely slaughtered,” he said about the laws, “because the industry was so stealthily and skilfully against us. Fast-forward 20 years and we kept running and kept getting beat.”Then, about last year, lobbyists for groups such as the Vapor Technology Association began writing tobacco 21 legislation in places like Arizona, the Center for Public Integrity reported.Lobbyists “managed to get terrible tobacco 21 bills in Texas, Virginia and Arkansas and Utah”, said Crane. “Juul and Altria have their lobbyists out there pushing 21 in every single state.Health advocates say the bills are often problematic.In Texas, a recently enacted law exempts military members from the 21 age limit, and also prevents cities and towns from enacting stricter age limits. Juul and Altria, the parent company of Marlboro that owns a third of Juul, supported the bill.In Arkansas, a tobacco 21 law barred cities and towns from adopting any regulation more restrictive than the state’s on the “manufacture, sale, storage, or distribution of tobacco products”. That effectively bars cities and towns from banning flavored tobacco products, such as menthol or mint e-cigarette cartridges. Juul also supported that legislation.As of March 2019, Juul Labs was running ads to support tobacco 21 legislation in 22 states and Washington DC. The company has said the push is part of a plan to, “successfully address” the teen vaping epidemic. Juul shut down its social media account, said it has worked to stop minors from buying vape pods online and is working to trace its products.Already, public health experts have said efforts to stop teen vaping have failed. The rate of teen vaping rose to more than one-quarter of students in their final year of high, the New England Journal of Medicine reported Wednesday. About 12% vaped 20 out of last 30 days.A spokesman for Juul said the company prefers “clean tobacco 21 bills”, but at times “state level dynamics and politics” mean it will support bills that preempt cities and towns from stricter legislation.“For well over a year, we have publicly supported raising the minimum purchasing age for all tobacco and vapor products, including Juul, to 21 years in the US,” the spokesman said. “Tobacco 21 laws in the US fight one of the largest contributors to youth usage – social sourcing (obtaining products through family and friends over the legal age) – and they have been shown to dramatically reduce teen-use rates.”“Current efforts by the vaping industry, government agencies, and schools have thus far proved insufficient to stop the rapid spread of nicotine vaping among adolescents,” government researchers wrote in a letter to the editor of the journal.


Son who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death spared jail
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:13:36 -0400
Son who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death spared jail

Son who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death spared jailA teacher who threw his terminally ill 79-year-old mother to her death from a first-floor balcony spared jail as judge describes it as a "mercy killing".  A "devoted, loving son" who killed his dying mother to end her suffering by dropping her from a first floor fire escape at a care home has been given a suspended jail term. Robert Knight, 53, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his 79-year-old mother June at an earlier hearing at Basildon Crown Court. The languages teacher had denied murder and was cleared by a jury. Judge Samantha Leigh, sentencing Knight at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, told him: "You are someone who acted out of love and desperation. "You have been punished enough and you have to live with what you have done." She went on to describe it as a "mercy killing". Knight was sentenced to 24 months in prison suspended for 24 months. The incident happened at Langley Lodge Care Home in Westcliff, Essex, where Mrs Knight was receiving end-of-life care. Credit: EAST NEWS PRESS AGENCY Knight, of The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea, signed into the care home on the evening of December 10 and lifted his mother out of bed. He dropped her from a fire escape and there was "no planning" involved, the judge said. The judge said: "This is a very sad case - anyone listening to the details of Mrs Knight's illness and her condition couldn't fail to be moved." She added that to "watch someone you love suffer as she was suffering... is truly cruel". The court heard that Mrs Knight had dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and a post-mortem report showed she had a twisted bowel that would have caused her pain. Knight visited her regularly, brushing her hair and cutting her nails, the judge said. She added that a "do not resuscitate" notice was in place at the time and care home staff "didn't think she would survive the night" from December 9 to December 10 last year. "You were convinced that she was suffering and it was more than you could bear," the judge told Knight. "You are described as a devoted, loving son," she added. "This case, I'm sure, was a very finely balanced one as to whether it was in the interest to prosecute in the first place." Michael Levy, mitigating, said Knight had no previous convictions, was remorseful, had admitted manslaughter and had spent more than nine months in custody while criminal proceedings were under way. Knight was ordered to complete 60 days of rehabilitation as part of his sentence, before he walked free from court.


Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminent
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:48:11 -0400
Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminent

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminentThe final shutdown of Three Mile Island, where 1979's terrifying partial meltdown became a landmark event in the life cycle of nuclear power in the United States, is imminent. Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania. The accident that destroyed Three Mile Island's Unit 2 badly undermined public support for the energy source: No nuclear plant that was proposed after the accident has been successfully completed and put into operation in the United States.


The Navy SEAL who ran the bin Laden raid says negotiating with the Taliban is like sitting down for talks with ISIS
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:19:21 -0400
The Navy SEAL who ran the bin Laden raid says negotiating with the Taliban is like sitting down for talks with ISIS

The Navy SEAL who ran the bin Laden raid says negotiating with the Taliban is like sitting down for talks with ISISTalking to the Taliban is like meeting with ISIS, the retired Navy SEAL said weeks after Trump tried to bring Taliban leaders to the US for talks.


2019 Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Trucks, SUVs, and Vans
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:15:00 -0400
Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired 'eyeball' mocktails and 'tear gas' eggs
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:03:18 -0400
Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired 'eyeball' mocktails and 'tear gas' eggs

Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired 'eyeball' mocktails and 'tear gas' eggsPro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months are providing culinary inspiration for a restaurant that offers a themed menu with spicy wasabi-spiked "tear gas" eggs and a drink shaped like a bloodied eyeball. The drink, which refers to a gruesome injury suffered by a medic, is on offer along with an "Eye for an Eye" mocktail, featuring a round rubbery longan fruit punctured by strawberry syrup, at the Chinese-ruled city's Spicy Andong restaurant. Owner Roy Ma said he was spurred to create the menu, which also offers "beating raw pork", a take-off on accusations of police brutality against protesters, after violent clashes at the end of August.


Russia Can't Stop Israel's F-35 Stealth Fighters
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:00:00 -0400
Russia Can't Stop Israel's F-35 Stealth Fighters

Russia Can't Stop Israel's F-35 Stealth FightersKey point: The F-35 operates on another level that Russia's air defense cannot handle.


Candace Owens to House panel: 'White supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem'
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:13:30 -0400
Candace Owens to House panel: 'White supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem'

Candace Owens to House panel: 'White supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem'Five months after far-right pundit Candace Owens told Congress that the rise in hate crimes is “fake” and the GOP’s Southern Strategy was “a myth,” Republicans once again invited her to testify before a subcommittee on combating white supremacy. This time around, the conservative provocateur straight-up dismissed the notion that white nationalism is a problem.


Boy, 4, who was diagnosed with autism and cancer within months of each other beats odds
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:05:16 -0400
Boy, 4, who was diagnosed with autism and cancer within months of each other beats odds

Boy, 4, who was diagnosed with autism and cancer within months of each other beats oddsA 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with autism and cancer within three months has impressively beaten the odds


Mosques in Liberia dedicate Friday prayers to pupils killed in fire
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:17:55 -0400
Mosques in Liberia dedicate Friday prayers to pupils killed in fire

Mosques in Liberia dedicate Friday prayers to pupils killed in fireThe Monrovia suburb of Paynesville was a town in mourning Friday, as residents sought to come to terms with the loss of 27 pupils in a huge fire at a Liberian Koranic school. “How do you expect me to feel in this condition?” said Isatu Sow, mother of one of the victims, who was among the first to arrive at the Bassa Town Community mosque ahead of Friday prayers. Only eight of the 36 people inside the building survived when the fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning as the victims, who were all of Guinean origin, slept in the school dormitory.


'90s kids were asked to do 'simple things' to save the Earth. Gen Z is thinking bigger
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