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From today, October 17, 2017
- Trump's Approval For Hurricane Response Plunges 20 Points After Puerto Rico Storms
President Donald Trump?s approval rating for his handling of the response to hurricanes striking the U.S. has plummeted 20 points since Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes last month, according to the latest CNN poll.
- How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long
Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don?t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.
- Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight
- Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python
- Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign.
- 'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger Plane
- Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes
The Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue. The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a ?No? would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government?s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way? to Madrid?s request. If he did not do so, he ?will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,? he said. Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said ?the most radical influences had prevailed? in Mr Puigdemont?s decision. But the Catalan president?s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government?s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday. ?The CUP would have sent a very different letter,? said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.
- Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40
By Salvador Rodriguez SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing. Two of the three most destructive Northern California fires were more than half contained early on Monday, and some residents who fled the flames in hard-hit Sonoma County could be allowed to return home later in the day, officials said. More than 5,700 structures were destroyed by more than a dozen wildfires that ignited a week ago and consumed an area larger than New York City.
- Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner
- Trump: Ask Gen. Kelly If He Got A Call From Obama?
- Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal
- Bowe Bergdahl Has Pleaded Guilty to Deserting an Army Base in Afghanistan
- Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless Marriage
- The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)
Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.
- Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect
- Mud and Hunger: Among the Desperate Rohingya Still Pouring into Bangladesh
- The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 Taliban
- In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars
- Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers
In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers ? name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.
- Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires
Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. After four decades of growing pot illegally, the 54-year-old saw an opportunity last year to start a legitimate business serving the medical marijuana market. Last Sunday, as the wildfires, which have now killed at least 40 people, first erupted, Lopas' cannabis farm in Santa Rosa went up in flames, leaving behind the stumps of two chimneys, heaps of ash, charred marijuana plants and a despairing entrepreneur.
- Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) ? A former deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after a car chase pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of a neighbor he said had asked him for a lesson on how to disarm someone.
- Celebrities Call Out The Stigma Surrounding Pregnancy Loss In Moving Video
- Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers investigation killed in car bomb
Malta?s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement. Caruna Galizia?s blog, Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM? Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women ?making and shaking Europe? for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta?s culture of ?cronyism? and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat?s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies. Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat?s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation. Mr Muscat called - and won - early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases. ?There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,? she wrote in the last line.
- Prince Harry's ultimate desire revealed: What he 'so badly craves' as he prepares his future with Meghan Markle
- Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy
Airbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.
- Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape
This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)
- The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk
- Trump: ?I hope? Clinton runs for president in 2020
- Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car
Sometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC ? Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 ?This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse. Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you
- No verdict on 1st day of jury work in burning death trial
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) ? Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death in 2014. The judge sent the sequestered group back to their hotel for the night, and court will be back in session for more deliberations Monday.
- Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop
- Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big Battlecruiser
Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.
- Björk Says She Was Sexually Harassed By A Danish Director
- North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US
North Korea on Monday told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the United States reverses its "hostile" policy. "Unless the hostile policy and the nuclear threat of the US is thoroughly eradicated, we will never put our nuclear weapons and ballistic rockets on the negotiation table under any circumstance," he said.
- Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat
MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Airbus has agreed to take a majority stake in Bombardier's troubled CSeries jetliner programme, securing the plane's future and giving the Canadian firm a possible way out of a damaging trade dispute with Boeing. Airbus will get a 50.01 percent stake in an entity recently carved out of Bombardier to produce and market the CSeries, four years after it first flew with a goal to enter the $125 billion a year market for large jets. In reality, the terms of the deal mean Bombardier could pay Airbus to take over by agreeing to underwrite $700 million of risks related to cost overruns in coming years.
- US strikes kill 'dozens' at IS training camps
The US military said on Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group's training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country's conflict. Locals said the camps, both in Bayda province, were named after prominent IS figures: Yemen chief Abu Bilal al-Harbi and former global spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, killed last summer in a US air strike. This is the first time allies of Yemen's internationally recognised government have announced raids against IS footholds.
- Ga. Mom Allegedly Murders Young Sons and Then Video-Calls Their Father to Show Him the Scene
- These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler
- 'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'
- Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) ? An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well.
- Donna Karan Apologizes Again For Victim-Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers
- Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec
Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.
- Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions
Hamas warned on Tuesday that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's delay in easing sanctions on Gaza was putting at risk a landmark unity deal signed last week. "The continuation of the punitive measures against our people in Gaza a month after the dissolution of the administrative council spoils the general atmosphere for reconciliation," a party spokesman said in a statement to Hamas media.
- German court sentences 88-year-old Holocaust denier to jail
A German court sentenced an 88-year-old woman to six months in prison on Monday for denying the Holocaust and for inciting hatred. Ursula Haverbeck, who describes herself as a revisionist historian, said at a public event in January 2016 that gas chambers in Auschwitz concentration camp "were not real". A court in Berlin found Haverbeck guilty after examining a short video of her speech in which she said that she was citing a book, not expressing her own views.
- Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, saying his country will not allow Iran to "establish itself militarily in Syria". Both Russia and Iran, Israel's main enemy, are backing President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the civil war in neighbouring Syria.
- 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob ? First Ride
2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob ? First Ride Bare-essentials big twin may be best of the bunch ?Llibertat ,? is a word moto-journalists became pretty familiar with during last month?s Harley-Davidson press ride in Catalunya. The English version of the word ?
- 108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable
The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force?s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become ?concurrency orphans? ? airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.
- Mitch McConnell Looking Queasy With Trump Prompts #FreeMcConnell Tweets
- Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self
- Lena Headey Recalls How Harvey Weinstein Made Her Feel 'Powerless'