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Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona

Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in ArizonaTemperatures and tempers ran hot as President Trump prepared to hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday evening.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:27:17 -0400
Obstruction Looms Over Trump McConnell Fight

Obstruction Looms Over Trump McConnell FightBarbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump's reported pressuring of Mitch McConnell on the Trump Russia investigation constitutes an obstruction of justice.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:23:08 -0400
Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spat

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spatLouise Linton, the 36-year-old Scottish actress newly wedded to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, sparked a national kerfuffle Monday when she got into a spat with one of her Instagram followers.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:08:04 -0400
Deadly shooting ends friendships forged in neo-Nazi group

Deadly shooting ends friendships forged in neo-Nazi groupTAMPA, Fla. (AP) The friendship of the four young roommates though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division never seemed destined for bloodshed.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:23:22 -0400
Headless torso of missing reporter Kim Wall found in Danish waters

Headless torso of missing reporter Kim Wall found in Danish watersThe headless torso of a woman found at sea was identified Wednesday as a Swedish journalist who likely died aboard a Danish inventor's homemade submarine. In a grisly case that has gripped the nation and drawn parallels with Nordic Noir detective fiction, Danish police confirmed they had made a positive identification of the body, which was found on Monday. Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been accused of the negligent manslaughter of the 30-year-old reporter who went to interview him aboard his 60-foot (18-metre) submarine on August 10.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:36:10 -0400
Some anchors throw shade at eclipse

Some anchors throw shade at eclipseMondays total solar eclipse captivated the nation and dominated news coverage, but not every anchor was as delighted, or even interested, as their audience.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:14:10 -0400
ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant misled the public about climate change, say Harvard experts

ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant misled the public about climate change, say Harvard expertsFossil fuel giant ExxonMobil misled the public about the risks posed by climate change, an analysis of its public and private announcements on the subject by two Harvard University academics has concluded. While the companys scientists and senior executive largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science. In some cases, the firm, led by the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, from 2006 to 2016, even contradicted itself.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:53:00 -0400
After U.S. destroyer collision, Chinese paper says U.S. navy a hazard

After U.S. destroyer collision, Chinese paper says U.S. navy a hazardThe U.S. navy's latest collision at sea, the fourth in its Pacific fleet this year, shows it is becoming an increasing risk to shipping in Asia despite its claims of helping to protect freedom of navigation, an official Chinese newspaper said. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided while the guided-missile vessel was nearing Singapore on Monday. The collision tore a hole in the warship's port side at the waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:42:50 -0400
'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and China

'Three dead, dozens injured' as Typhoon Hato barrels through Hong Kong, Macao and ChinaDozens of people were injured and at least three dead after a powerful typhoon barrelled into Hong Kong and the nearby city of Macao before hitting China on Wednesday, reports said. Thousands were evacuated from their homes in southern China as Typhoon Hato - theworst storm in the region for five years - slammed into the mainland after flooding streets and uprooting trees in Hong Kong. The maximum category 10 storm had forced Hong Kongs stock market to close and caused at least 400 flights at the citys airport to be cancelled. A man walks out on a low-lying wharf while large waves caused by Typhoon Hato break along the waterfront in Hong Kong's Lamma Island Credit: AFP Only one service - a KLM flight from Amsterdam landed on Wednesday morning when the storms force was at its height, according to Hong Kongs South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. Packing winds of up to 155 kmh (95 mph), the typhoon shattered windows on the citys skyscrapers, flooded low-lying areas and blew over public bins across the financial hub. The No. 10 signal has only been hoisted 14 other times since 1946, or one for every 72 storms, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. The last time it went up was for Typhoon Vicente in 2012. Hato also brought large-scale power cuts to the gambling hub of Macao, where hotels were turning away customers because of power issues, the SCMP said. A taxi drives on a flooded street as typhoon Hato passes Hong Kong, Credit: EPA Reports in the former Portuguese colony said three people had been killed, while Reuters said 34 were injured in Hong Kong. The centre of the storm skirted around Hong Kong, but was close enough to be considered a direct hit under the citys storm warning system. However, it made landfall at midday (05.00am GMT) at Zhuhai, in Chinas Guangdong province, Xinhua said. A Chinese sanitation worker rides a bicycle against the strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato on a road along the seacoast in Zhuhai in China's southern Guangdong province Credit: AFP The Chinese state news agency also said that thousands of people were evacuated as the storm approached, and that 400 fishermen were told to return to harbour. Guangdong's flood relief agency said Hato could cause severe damage because it is growing stronger as it nears shore, the news agency said. The typhoon also comes at a time when the Guangdong coast was busy with tourists and fish farm workers.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:10:27 -0400
The stray dogs of Chernobyl

The stray dogs of ChernobylAn estimated 900 stray dogs live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, many of them likely the descendants of dogs left behind following the mass evacuation of residents in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called the Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the nonprofit Clean Futures Fund. Participants capture the dogs, study their radiation exposure, vaccinate them against parasites and diseases including rabies, tag the dogs and release them again into the exclusion zone.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:28:29 -0400
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