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Bernie Sanders: 'Maybe [Obama] should have done more' on Russia
12:13 AM, 02.18.2018

Bernie Sanders: 'Maybe [Obama] should have done more' on RussiaIn an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says that President Obama was in a difficult position when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


 
Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel Expenses
09:48 AM, 02.19.2018

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel ExpensesEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has scrapped plans for a business trip to Israel previously scheduled for this week, an agency official said.


 
Teen Hero Used Body As A Shield During Florida School Shooting
06:57 AM, 02.19.2018

Teen Hero Used Body As A Shield During Florida School ShootingA 15-year-old high school soccer player used his own body to shield classmates from a gunman’s rampage in Florida last week that killed 17 people, said a fellow student who credited the heroism with saving his life.


 
Woman falls out window to her death while violating protective order
09:17 AM, 02.19.2018

Woman falls out window to her death while violating protective orderPolice say a woman is dead after falling five stories from the window of an apartment where she wasn't supposed to be.


 
Full Lankford: 'No issues with more extensive background checks'
11:48 PM, 02.17.2018

Full Lankford: 'No issues with more extensive background checks'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) says that he would like to see the background check system improved.


 
Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From Job
12:56 PM, 02.19.2018

Woman Filmed Berating Flight Attendant on Plane Gets Suspended From JobSusan Peirez started shouting after being seated near a baby.


 
Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting
11:58 AM, 02.19.2018

Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School ShootingA high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.


 
A Commercial Plane Has Crashed in Southern Iran, Likely Killing All 65 People on Board
01:55 AM, 02.18.2018

A Commercial Plane Has Crashed in Southern Iran, Likely Killing All 65 People on BoardIran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged under crushing sanctions


 
14 Indoor Swimming Pools with Incredible Designs
07:00 AM, 02.19.2018

14 Indoor Swimming Pools with Incredible Designs


 
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’
08:53 AM, 02.18.2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Iran’s foreign minister commented on its tenuous relationship with Israel as well as on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.


 
Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs
05:03 AM, 02.19.2018

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signsNikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.


 
Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing
11:52 AM, 02.19.2018

Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency LandingA flight from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out because one of the passengers wouldn’t stop breaking wind.


 
Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise
11:18 PM, 02.18.2018

Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruiseBy Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed. The American-British company said in a statement that it was investigating "all aspects including the security response" of the incident, which was captured on video and posted on social media. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific returned to the Australian southern city of Melbourne on Saturday, a day after 23 people were removed in the New South Wales (NSW) town of Eden for what the company described as "disruptive and violent acts".


 
Orrin Hatch Reportedly Apologizes To Rob Porter's Ex-Wives
04:48 AM, 02.19.2018

Orrin Hatch Reportedly Apologizes To Rob Porter's Ex-WivesSen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has reportedly apologized for defending his former chief of staff Rob Porter, who recently resigned from President Donald Trump’s administration following allegations that he abused his two ex-wives.


 
Where is Joshua Thiede? Uber and Lyft Driver Dialed 911 Day He Disappeared, Family Says
09:28 AM, 02.19.2018

Where is Joshua Thiede? Uber and Lyft Driver Dialed 911 Day He Disappeared, Family SaysJoshua Thiede was last seen driving for either Uber or Lyft on Wilshire Boulevard just north of the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles, Calif. last Monday.


 
Texas roadhouse shooting: Six-year-old boy among victims in San Antonio restaurant shooting
02:33 AM, 02.19.2018

Texas roadhouse shooting: Six-year-old boy among victims in San Antonio restaurant shootingIt happened at about 8.40pm on Sunday outside the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio, police said. San Antonio Police Department chief William McManus told reporters: "We do not believe that this shooting was random. "The folks were waiting outside to eat when the shooting occurred.


 
High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White House
10:39 AM, 02.19.2018

High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White HouseDozens of students gathered in front of the White House on Monday to demand changes to gun laws, just days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.


 
The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end
04:34 PM, 02.19.2018

The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire endBISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):


 
Polish-Jewish relations at 30-year low, chief rabbi says 
11:21 AM, 02.19.2018

Polish-Jewish relations at 30-year low, chief rabbi says Poland’s chief rabbi has said Polish-Jewish relations are at their worst for 30 years as controversy rages over a new law that critics claim is an attempt to whitewash Polish crimes against Jews during the Second World War. Michael Schudrich’s comments came just hours after vandals scrawled swastikas and anti-Polish statements on the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv, demonstrating the level of anger over the law, which has made it a criminal offence to blame the Polish nation or state for crimes by the Third Reich. Over the weekend Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, provoked even more anger in Israel and among Jews worldwide when, speaking in defence of the law, he said Jews were also perpetrators of the Holocaust. “Sadly [Polish-Jewish] relations are the worst I can remember,” Rabbi Schudrich said in a radio interview on Monday. “This is the worst moment in 30 years. “I am, and I hope I always will be, an optimist,” he continued. “But now I am an optimist with a broken heart.” Earlier, Benyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, had tweeted that he considered the Polish prime minister’s comments “outrageous” and that he wanted to address the issue with Mr Morawiecki. On Monday Jacek Czaputowicz, Poland’s foreign minister, said he had called upon the Israeli authorities to ensure the safety of the Polish embassy and to catch the perpetrators of the swastika attack. Tzipi Hotovely, the deputy Israeli foreign minister, tweeted that the attack on the embassy was “unacceptable and has no plane in a democracy that honours the rule of law.” Both the Polish and Israeli governments have called for calm dialogue over the law but Israelis have becoming increasingly dismayed that despite the calls, and international protests, Warsaw has shown no sign or any willingness to alter the law.


 
Richard Branson Wants To Build A High-Speed Hyperloop In India
05:35 PM, 02.19.2018

Richard Branson Wants To Build A High-Speed Hyperloop In IndiaBritish billionaire Richard Branson has announced plans to build a high-speed shuttle in India that could potentially revolutionize travel in the country.


 
France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers
09:59 AM, 02.19.2018

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmersThe French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.


 
In photos: Take a tour of chef René Redzepi's Noma 2.0
06:47 AM, 02.19.2018

In photos: Take a tour of chef René Redzepi's Noma 2.0


 
Kuwait invites Philippine president to visit amid workers row
06:53 AM, 02.19.2018

Kuwait invites Philippine president to visit amid workers rowKuwait has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, as the countries seek to settle their differences over allegations of extreme abuse of migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf state. After the body of a Filipino was discovered in a freezer in a Kuwait apartment, Duterte arranged free flights for workers wishing to leave - an evacuation that Kuwait said was an unnecessary escalation of a diplomatic rift. The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait in January after reports that abuse by employers had driven several to suicide.


 
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo On Going Home in Wake of Tragedy: 'Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do'
02:39 PM, 02.19.2018

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo On Going Home in Wake of Tragedy: 'Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do'Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo visited victims at the hospital and spoke at a vigil in Parkland, where he told the community that they are not alone.


 
Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’
07:53 AM, 02.19.2018

Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’A woman who pleaded guilty over her fiance’s kayaking death has argued that she was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when he drowned in rough waters after plunging overboard. “I was in danger, too, just as much as he was.


 
Trump Spent His Sunday Night Watching ‘60 Minutes’ And Hate-Tweeting About Oprah
12:24 AM, 02.19.2018

Trump Spent His Sunday Night Watching ‘60 Minutes’ And Hate-Tweeting About OprahPresident Donald Trump capped a long weekend of hate-tweeting by taunting an “insecure” Oprah Winfrey over her latest appearance on “60 Minutes.”


 
Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
10:51 AM, 02.19.2018

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across BritainLONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.


 
Putin’s shock troops - how Russia's secret mercenary army came up against the US in Syria
10:58 AM, 02.18.2018

Putin’s shock troops - how Russia's secret mercenary army came up against the US in SyriaIt was one of Isil’s biggest cash cows, a strategic prize crucial to the Kremlin and Bashar Assad’s plans to re-establish his rule over Syria. But the assault on Conoco oilfield near Deir Ezzor earlier this month ended in disaster, sparking the first deadly combat between Americans and Russians since the Vietnam War and embarrassing Vladimir Putin just weeks before an election.  It also cast an unwelcome light on one of the worst kept secrets of Russia’s war in Syria - its increasing reliance on unacknowledged and illegal mercenaries. “These were shock troops, and they would take any position, fulfil any task,” said Alexander Averin, a veteran of the pro-Russian militias in east Ukraine and friend of one of the Russians who was killed. Mr Averin said Kirill Ananyev, 33, was a fellow member of the radical “national Bolshevik” political party Other Russia and had also fought in eastern Ukraine.  He said that Ananyev, whom he had known since 2001, had been working for a private military company when he was killed. He would not name the company, but other casualties have been linked to the secretive Wagner group. Kirill Ananyev, a Russian private military contractor in Syria who was killed in US airstrikes on 7 February Credit: Twitter Russian media have published the names of nine Russian fighters who were killed in the assault on February 7, and the foreign ministry finally admitted on Thursday that five Russian citizens had died.  Some media reports have put the number of Russian casualties in the hundreds, however, and relatives and a former member of parliament have called for answers.  “I want everyone to know about my husband, and not just about my husband, but about all the guys who died there so stupidly,” Yelena Matveyeva, whose husband Stanislav was killed, told the regional news site Znak.com. “They sent them like pigs to the slaughter!” The debacle unfolded on the evening of 7 February, when hundreds of mysterious fighters began charging toward a Syrian Democratic Forces position near the oilfield under cover of artillery, tank and rocket fire, according to the US military. In response, US special forces embedded with the mostly Kurdish SDF called in artillery fire and strikes from fighter jets and B-52 bombers that effectively destroyed the “battalion sized force” they were facing. Mr Averin told the Telegraph that 500 Russians were in Deir Ezzor at the time, and that many of them were now dead and wounded. After Stanislav Matveyev, who was believed to work for the Wagner group, was killed, his wife spoke out against the Kremlin denials of Russian casualties Credit: Twitter It is not entirely clear whether the Russian high command authorised the attack, and some believe that Wagner mercenaries were working for local pro-Assad businessman to take the lucrative site. According to a Syrian government contract seen by Fontanka and AP, a Russian company linked to the Wagner group was to receive 25 percent of profits from oil and gas fields its contractors could capture. Others have suggested the Kremlin allowed the preventable defeat, which also saw Syrian troops killed, to happen as a warning to an increasingly independent Mr Assad as well as Iran, his other major backer.  “You need to be in line with our policies in Syria or you'll get bombed,” was Moscow's message to them, said Yury Barmin of the Russian International Affairs Council, a think-tank close to the Kremlin.  A US drone destroys a pro-regime tank near Deir Ezzor days after the airstrikes that killed numerous Russians Credit: CNN Ostensibly designed to support a long-time ally and defeat the Islamic State, Mr Putin's bombing campaign in Syria was supposed to be a television war, providing footage of impressive Russian airstrikes without any body bags to ruin the mood.  To assuage fears of a repeat of the disastrous Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Mr Putin said it would be solely an air operation lasting no longer than Mr Assad's counter-offensive But Syrian forces reportedly proved ineffective even with the help of Russian advisors and special forces. Kremlin-linked contractors allowed Moscow to run a covert land operation while denying it had boots on the ground. “The big battles, the intense battles with casualties, that's all Russian mercenaries,” said Ruslan Leviev of the Conflict Intelligence Team, a research group who track Russian military activity abroad.  A Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombs targets in the Deir Ezzor region in November Credit: TASS via Getty Images Some 3,000 Russians have fought for the Wagner group, the biggest of the private military companies, in Syria since 2015, according to documents seen by the independent news outlet Fontanka.  It said 73 of them had died before 7 February, exceeding the 46 official Russian military casualties. The US airstrikes against the Russian contractors have raised an alarming risk of direct great-power confrontation in Syria as external players vie to consolidate their interests following the defeat of Islamic State.  Within the last two weeks, al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels shot down a Russian jet, Kurdish fighters have downed a Turkish helicopter, Israel downed an Iranian drone and the Syrian army shot down an Israeli F-16. “Now that the fighting with ISIS is more or less over, every global player in the war is attempting to draw its own sphere of influence in Syria,” Sami Nadir, of the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs, told the Telegraph. “They used to fight each other through their proxies, now they’re just going head-to-head.” Benjamin Netanyahu holds up what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday Credit: AFP PHOTO / MSC Munich Security Conference / LENNART PREISS America wants to limit Iran and keep the Kurds - its greatest ally against Isil - on side, while not agitating its Nato ally Turkey. Russia has been trying to keep a balance between its allies Turkey, Israel and Iran, to little avail. “The new phase in the Syrian conflict makes the anti-ISIS war look like a stroll in the park,” said Bilal Saab, an expert at the Washington-based Middle East Institute. “This has the potential to turn into a regional war.” Yet news of the contractors' deaths has remained largely unknown in Russia under a state television blackout: The website of the main state news programme published a report, only to delete it the same day. A Syrian pro-regime fighter wounded in the 7 February battle in Deir Ezzor Credit: AFP Photo/Getty Images “It's like the story with the Pskov paratroopers who died in Ukraine,” said Lev Gudkov, head of the independent Levada survey centre. “The information was blocked for a long time, then denied, and it spread only in close-knit circles, it didn't become a fact of public opinion, and I fear it will be the same picture here.” Nonetheless, Mr Putin, whose withdrawal announcement was welcomed by most Russians, finds himself in a bind: The Syria peace talks he sponsored in Sochi last month devolved into infighting and the conflict is edging toward what Mr Nadir called a “full-blown international crisis”. “The era of cooperation is over,” he said. “It’s a Cold War scenario.” The Wagner group | Russia's secret mercenaries in Syria


 
The Duchess Of Cambridge Faces Criticism For Not Wearing Black To The BAFTAs
10:35 AM, 02.19.2018

The Duchess Of Cambridge Faces Criticism For Not Wearing Black To The BAFTAsStars at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night wore all-black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, much like they did at January’s Golden Globe awards.


 
Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash
11:42 PM, 02.18.2018

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crashSantiago Jamiltepec (México) (AFP) - They thought the worst was over. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor. Unlike previous earthquakes that killed hundreds or thousands of people in Mexico, this one claimed no lives and left minimal destruction.


 
Fire at sacred Tibetan Buddhist temple sparks suspicion about censorship
02:43 AM, 02.18.2018

Fire at sacred Tibetan Buddhist temple sparks suspicion about censorshipA fire broke out at one of the most sacred temples in Tibetan Buddhism, prompting concern and suspicion that information on the incident is being controlled by authorities. Chinese State media said the fire at "part of" Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the capital of the south-western Chinese region of Tibet, "was soon put out" after it began at 6.40pm on Saturday. Images posted online showed flames billowing from a pagoda at the sacred building, which was built in the seventh century. Some of the clips showed flames appearing to engulf the Unesco World Heritage Site when it was dark, suggesting that the fire might have continued for longer than an hour. Jokhang houses the Jowo Shakyamuni, a glittering statue believed to have been blessed by Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of the religion. It is said to be just one of just three to be crafted during his actual lifetime. Devastating news from Lhasa of the Jokhang temple on fire. pic.twitter.com/LXiIlvc7V5— Robert Barnett (@RobbieBarnett) February 17, 2018 Observers on Twitter - which is blocked in China - claimed that information relating the fire was being censored online. Robert Barnett, a British expert on Tibet, Tweeted: "Sources in Lhasa claim police have threatened anyone distributing pictures or unofficial news about the fire. "Locals afraid to talk. Official information extremely limited, raising concern about extent of damage. Access to area round temple said to be restricted." #Jokhang fire: sources in Lhasa claim police have threatened anyone distributing pictures or unofficial news about the fire; locals afraid to talk. Official information extremely limited, raising concern about extent of damage. Access to area round temple said to be restricted.— Robert Barnett (@RobbieBarnett) February 17, 2018 China has ruled Tibet since the 1950s, and Beijing claims that it has helped improve the lives of ordinary Tibetans by bringing economic growth to a traditionally poor region. However, many accuse China of suppressing rights in the region and stifling the local Buddhist culture. Tibet has seen outbreaks of ethic tension, including riots in 2008 and a wave of self-immolations carried out in protest of Beijing's tightening grip. State media reports on the fire have contained few details. China is deleting posts about the alleged fire in the Jokhang Temple. The topic has been one of the hottest topics and most searched topic today on Chinese social media. Yet there is no single personal post and was removed in the cyberspace immediately. pic.twitter.com/KDlF87oX2t— Tseringkyi (@dreamlhasa) February 17, 2018 Tibetans began celebrating traditional Tibetan New Year that last Friday. The temple would have been expecting thousands of visitors  over the next few days. Tsering Woeser, a Tibetan writer in Beijing told The New York Times: “I pray that the fire isn’t serious and that the old buildings haven’t suffered too much damage. “For Tibetans, the Jokhang is the holiest of holy sites.”


 
Now juice stores are giving out Bitcoin as a competition prize
03:55 AM, 02.19.2018

Now juice stores are giving out Bitcoin as a competition prizeIt's not just cashed-up dads jumping on cryptocurrencies, juice companies are doing the same too. Australian juice chain Boost have launched a competition where customers can win one Bitcoin, if they can correctly guess the price of the cryptocurrency at 12 p.m. the following Monday.  SEE ALSO: Say hello to Buttcoin and the community celebrating Bitcoin's fall Only one person can choose a certain price, to ensure there's no splitting of the prize. At the time of writing, one BTC is equal to $10,569 (A$13,387.76), but as we've seen lately BTC's price has been fluctuating a lot in recent weeks. Boost will have one BTC a week to win over four weeks. Like any in-store competition you'll need to buy a juice to get an entry code, which you can enter in the chain's app and guess BTC's prospective price. As for people who might not be following the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, you can also get the app to pick a price for you. Boost's effort is the latest in a string of cryptocurrency-aligned competitions: There's a puzzle game which lets you win one BTC if you can successfully crack it.  Surely investing in cryptocurrencies is already enough of a game? [h/t CNET ] WATCH: It's so easy to save money and eat healthy with zero-waste cooking


 
Carnival investigates "cruise from hell"
06:30 AM, 02.19.2018

Carnival investigates "cruise from hell"Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports.


 
Israeli police arrest more executives from Bezeq Telecom
02:44 AM, 02.18.2018

Israeli police arrest more executives from Bezeq TelecomIsraeli police made arrests on Sunday that included senior executives from Bezeq, the country's largest telecom group, after the markets watchdog uncovered new information during its investigation into the company. The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has been investigating Bezeq over possible fraud and financial reporting offences and company officials, including its former chairman, were arrested in 2017. Israeli media reported investigators were looking into allegations that Bezeq received benefits in return for enabling favourable media coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


 
Bill Gates says he and other rich people should pay 'significantly higher' taxes
04:12 AM, 02.19.2018

Bill Gates says he and other rich people should pay 'significantly higher' taxesMicrosoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said wealthy individuals such as himself should be made to pay substantially higher taxes. Mr Gates, who is worth over $90bn (£64bn), said despite the fact he has "paid more taxes...than anyone else" he should be required to fork out more by the government. Speaking to CNN in an interview on Sunday, he said: “I need to pay higher taxes.


 
Another fire sweeps through market in Haiti's capital
05:45 PM, 02.18.2018

Another fire sweeps through market in Haiti's capitalPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a large clothing market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, days after another blaze destroyed a large part of the main market in Port-au-Prince.


 
Lebanon: Russia's New Outpost in the Middle East?
07:01 PM, 02.18.2018

Lebanon: Russia's New Outpost in the Middle East?How would Israel or America respond?  Lebanon: Russia's New Outpost in the Middle East? After gaining naval and air bases in Syria, Russia may now be setting its sights on Lebanon. Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered Russia's Defense Ministry to seek a military cooperation agreement with Lebanon.


 
Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World Record
08:31 AM, 02.19.2018

Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World RecordCanadian ice dancing power duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke a world record on Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earning the highest score ever in the short program.


 
Sally Field Is Playing Matchmaker Between Adam Rippon And Her Son
11:33 AM, 02.18.2018

Sally Field Is Playing Matchmaker Between Adam Rippon And Her SonSally Field appears to be gunning for a new accolade: best supporting mom.


 
US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins
05:22 PM, 02.19.2018

US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tinsA drug used to execute American prisoners and to put animals to sleep has been discovered in canned dog food in the US, triggering an emergency recall. The Food and Drug Administration said it found low levels of pentobarbital in tins of Gravy Train dog food produced by JM Smucker. The drug is most commonly used by vets as a sedative or anaesthetic and to euthanise pets. At high doses in humans it cause respiratory arrest and has been used to carry out executions often as the first step – inducing unconsciousness - in a three-drug protocol. It was one of the drugs used by Marilyn Monroe when she took her own life. The brand affected Credit: JM Smucker The recall followed an investigation by WJLA, a TV station in Washington, which found pentobarbital in almost two thirds of cans it tested. The FDA said: "Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death.” It concluded that the small amounts detected posed little risk to dogs. "However, any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food," it said. The FDA said the low levels presented little risk Smucker said it had identified the problem at a single supplier, from a single, minor ingredient, used at one manufacturing facility. “We take this very seriously and are extremely disappointed that pentobarbital was introduced to our supply chain. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and veterinarians to ensure the ingredients used in our products meet or exceed regulatory safety standards and our high-quality standards,” said Barry Dunaway, president of the companies pet foods division. “Above all, we are a company that loves pets and understand the responsibility we have in providing high quality food for the pets our consumers love.”


 
Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform
07:11 PM, 02.18.2018

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reformStudents who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. Nikolas Cruz, 19, a troubled former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, confessed to killing 17 people with a legally-purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the latest such atrocity in a country with more than 30,000 gun-related deaths annually. Among the students announcing the march was Emma Gonzalez, who captured worldwide attention with a powerful speech in which she assailed President Donald Trump over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby.


 
Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column
01:25 AM, 02.19.2018

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash columnJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.


 
US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck
12:17 PM, 02.19.2018

US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truckDallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy highway.


 
U.S. says it "strongly disagrees" with Ethiopia's state of emergency
12:47 AM, 02.18.2018

U.S. says it "strongly disagrees" with Ethiopia's state of emergencyThe U.S. embassy in Ethiopia said on Saturday it disagreed with the government's decision to impose a state of emergency to calm potential unrest the day after the prime minister's surprise resignation. "We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression," the statement said. "We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of violence and loss of life, but firmly believe that the answer is greater freedom, not less," it said.


 
Why Presidents Day isn’t really a national holiday
03:45 AM, 02.19.2018

Why Presidents Day isn’t really a national holidayMillions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents Day holiday is pure fiction. Officially, the holiday has another name.


 
5 Buildings That Show the Power of Modernist Architecture
07:00 AM, 02.19.2018

5 Buildings That Show the Power of Modernist Architecture


 
LeBron James Speaks Out on Laura Ingraham's 'Shut Up and Dribble' Comments
05:17 AM, 02.18.2018

LeBron James Speaks Out on Laura Ingraham's 'Shut Up and Dribble' CommentsMSNBC's David Gura and panel discuss the LeBron James/Laura Ingraham feud.


 
Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria
03:00 PM, 02.18.2018

Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in SyriaTurkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region. Turkey has never used any kind of chemical weapons," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters at the Munich Security Conference.


 
This thread about women saying 'I think' will make you re-think your work communication
04:21 AM, 02.19.2018

This thread about women saying 'I think' will make you re-think your work communicationWomen have a lot to contend with in the workplace.  If they're not getting mansplained, hepeated, or harassed, they're being told they need to think, talk, and act like men.  But, this Twitter thread by a software engineer has turned on its head the notion that men's workplace communication style is the example to follow. In fact, after reading this Twitter thread, men might consider communicating a bit more like women. SEE ALSO: 'Hepeating' is the new 'mansplaining' and it's definitely happened to you April Wensel—founder of software development company Compassionate Coding—wrote that women are "often told to avoid 'weak' language like 'I think,'" but that she found that, in reality, saying "I think" is "often more accurate."  "I find it more troubling when people state their opinion as if it's an undisputed fact," wrote Wensel. "We don't need to fix women; we need to appreciate what they're doing already." Women are often told to avoid "weak" language like "I think," but the truth is it's often more accurate. I find it more troubling when people state their opinion as if it's an undisputed fact.We don't need to fix women; we need to appreciate what they're already doing. — April Wensel (@aprilwensel) February 16, 2018 She wrote that she's heard countless male (and even female) engineers make declarative statements like "That won't work" or "That won't break," which were subsequently proved wrong.   "Honest, accurate communication is not weak; it's more effective!" she added.  I can't tell you how many times I've heard male engineers (and women who follow the aforementioned problematic advice) say, "That won't work" or "That won't break," and sure enough…Honest, accurate communication is not weak; it's more effective! — April Wensel (@aprilwensel) February 16, 2018 She said she had "a running bit of banter" with a male engineer she worked with, who loved to say "I'm 100% sure." "Let's just say his accuracy rate was not the same as his confidence level," she wrote.  I had a running bit of banter with one male engineer coworker because he loved saying, "I'm 100% sure," and let's just say his accuracy rate was not the same as his confidence level. — April Wensel (@aprilwensel) February 16, 2018 Honesty is always the best policy.  WATCH: It's so easy to save money and eat healthy with zero-waste cooking


 
Israel announces 'historic' gas contract with Egypt
08:50 PM, 02.19.2018

Israel announces 'historic' gas contract with EgyptIsrael has struck an "historic" contract to supply natural gas to Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday, in a deal one firm said was worth $15 billion over 10 years. "This will bring billions of dollars to state coffers," Netanyahu said in a statement announcing the deal with Israel's western neighbour, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state. It said agreements have been signed between Delek and its associate Noble Energy of the United States to supply 64 billion cubic metres (2.26 trillion cubic feet) of gas from Israel's Leviathan and Tamar offshore fields to the Egyptian firm Dolphinus over a 10-year period.


 
 
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