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In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'
News ImageThe parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadnt received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called virtually all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:14:05 -0400
Inside North Korea: Citizens Say Theyre Prepared to Fight Against U.S.
News ImageThough escorted everywhere by government minders, NBCs Keir Simmons gained rare access to residents in the capital, Pyongyang, which is on heightened alert for war amid the heated rhetoric between Pres. Trump and leader Kim Jong-Un.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:39:52 -0400
Betty Price Wonders If People With HIV Should Be Quarantined
News ImageWASHINGTON Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R) the wife of Tom Price, whoresignedlast month as PresidentDonald Trumps health secretary amid investigations into his frequent use of private planeswonders if isolating people with HIV would help stop the diseases spread.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:04:42 -0400
CIA Forced to Walk Back Director's Statement
News ImageRachel Maddow shares video of CIA director Mike Pompeo stating falsely that the U.S. intelligence community's assessment is that Russia's meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. The CIA would later walk that statement back.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:54:34 -0400
Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions
News ImageA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:01 -0400
Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop
News ImageATMORE, Ala. (AP) The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:34 -0400
Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it
News ImageIn several days, stargazers will witness the peak ofone ofthe year's best shooting star displays in the United States.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:58 -0400
Sadness down under as final Holden marks end of Australian car industry
News ImageShortly after midday today, a red Commodore marked the end of 69 years of Holden manufacture in Australia and to countless enthusiasts, it was an occasion as sad as it was once virtually unthinkable. There is a select group of cars that transformed theirrespective nations' concept of mass motoring and the original 48-215 FX certainly ranks alongside the Mini, 2CV or Fiat 600 in this regard.This was mass-market transport made in Australia, for Australia. Holdens first involvement with the motor industry was as a coachbuilder and in 1924, it became the exclusive supplier of car bodies to General Motors. Seven years later it became a part of the GM empire and as early as 1936 the divisions MD Laurence Hartnett was planning a wholly Australian car in place of the locally-built Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Vauxhalls. Towards the end of the Second World War, the government was keen to promote a locally-designed car and General Motors already had the basis of a suitable model in the form of a Chevrolet project that had been rejected as too compact for US motorists. A small group of prototypes were extensively tested and on the 29th November 1948 Ben Chifley, the then Prime Minister, unveiled the new 48-215. It was not a vehicle that represented a major technological advance and its list of standard fittings was low even by the standards of the day; no sidelights, carpet, door armrest, heater or even direction indicators of any form, one sun visor and a solitary tail lamp. Nor was the new Holden especially cheap as a price of A675 represented nearly two years wages for the average worker but this did not deter 18,000 people from paying a deposit without having seen a 48-215 in the metal. Such was the demand that the company was soon obliged to issue a booklet entitled Holden Owners Give Reasons Why Holden is Worth Waiting For. Motoring picture of the day And perhaps the major reason for the impact of the FX on the post-war motorist was that it offered the ideal combination of advantages in a car that was launched at precisely the right moment. The brochures promised an engine designed for local conditions the 2.1-litre six-cylinder unit was capable of "80 miles per hour and 30 miles per gallon" with a smoothness not found in such rivals as the four-cylinder Austin A70 Hampshire. It was also flexible enough to propel the Holden from a crawl to cruising speed with the steering column-mounted lever in third gear. Holden intended that the FX would appeal to rural motorists and urban drivers alike, with suspension that could cope with the countrys many unsurfaced roads, and for the Sydney or Melbourne suburbanite, the Aerobilt body was smart and offered room for a quintet of adult passengers: you dont climb in or scrabble out you step in with ease and dignity. A great boon for elderly people and women." There was also a sense of robustness that was lacking in some of its competitors. Clive James once observed of the Standard Vanguard that it was a toss-up whether the chromium trim would rust through before the exhaust pipe fell onto the road. Above all, this was Australias Own Car, which automatically set it apart from any other car that bore an American or British marque and ten years later, the Lion and Stone badge adorned 40 percent of new models. The name of Holden had now entered the lexicon of a nations popular culture and the idea that in 2013 the companys chief would state that building cars in this country is just not sustainable would have been inconceivable. The moment when that last Commodore leaves the production line is not only the closing of achapter in GMs history in many respects it is the end of a countrys automotive dream, one that began nearly 70 years ago.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:19:39 -0400
A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded
News ImageSome Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400
Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswoman
News ImageWhite House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday delivered an impassioned defense of President Trumps outreach to families of four Americans recently killed in Niger.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:37:32 -0400
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