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Published: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:07:25 -0400

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Trump Finances Part of Russia Investigation

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:51:39 -0400

(image) Greg Farrell, investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about Special Counsel Robert Mueller including Donald Trump's personal business and finances as part of the Trump Russia investigation.

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Trump Issues Statement On Sean Spicer Resignation

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:25:44 -0400

(image) Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads a statement from President Trump change from Sean Spicer to Anthony Scaramucci.

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Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping pleads not guilty

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:55:38 -0400

(image) An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a U.S. court on Thursday. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar at the University of Illinois from southeastern China, who disappeared on June 9. Zhang, who had been studying photosynthesis and crop productivity, was last seen when a security camera recorded her getting into a black car that authorities linked to Christensen, according to court records.

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Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:17:10 -0400

(image) A deadly 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors 'was navy's own fault'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:38:00 -0400

(image) A deadly crash between a US warship and a Philippine cargo vessel is believed to have been the fault of the US navy, according to CNN citing preliminary investigations into the incident which claimed the lives of seven American sailors. The network said that two officials from the Department of Defence said that there were multiple errors by the crew of the USS Fitzgerald that led to the collision in June. The crash between the Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the ACX Crystal on 17 June claimed the lives of seven US sailors.

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Tourists at all-inclusive Mexico resort reportedly drugged, woman dies

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:53:00 -0400

(image) A family vacation to Mexico ended in tragedy recently after a young woman died at an all-inclusive resort after reportedly being drugged.

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US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:37:15 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.

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US 'closely tracking' as Chinese navy in the Baltics for war games with Russia

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:15:54 -0400

Chinese warships will join Vladimir Putin’s navy in the Baltic Sea on Friday ahead of war games which are being watched closely by Western powers. The drills, which are a sign of both the growing reach of the Chinese military and closer strategic ties between Moscow and Beijing, kick off a busy summer of drills by Russia in eastern Europe which have raised alarm in Washington. China’s most advanced guided-missile destroyers are expected to arrive in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad on Friday before taking to the seas with a Russian flotilla on Monday for exercises that will run until July 31. The Type 052D destroyer, Changsha, missile frigate Yuncheng and supply ship Luoma Lake are taking part in the drills. PLA navy ships to enter Baltic Sea for the first time to hold joint exercises with Russia— China News 中国新闻网 (@Echinanews) July 19, 2017 The Changsha was described as China’s “most advanced guided-missile destroyer” by Chinese media, while the Yuncheng is also believed to be among the most capable frigates in the People Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s arsenal. "By sending its most advanced guided-missile destroyers, China is expressing its sincerity to Russia and also sends a strong signal to other countries who plan to provoke us," Li Jie, a Beijing-based navy expert, told the state-run Global Times. The Royal Navy escorted a flotilla of Chinese warships through English waters as it prepared to carry out drills with Vladimir Putin's forces. Credit: Rob Verkerk While China has dispatched some of its most high-end warships to the joint exercise, the continent from Russia’s Baltic fleet is much smaller. Just two combat ships – new corvettes of the Steregushchy class – will be joined by a support tug, naval Ka-27 helicopters and land-based Su-24 fighter-bombers as air support.  The reason for such a small showing at this year’s Joint Sea exercise is straightforward, says Maxim Shepovalenko, a former Russian navy captain and expert at the Moscow-based Center for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), said the small Russian showing was because there was "no need for a large-scale exercise" in the Baltic, "merely a symbolic one". "I can’t imagine the Russian navy ever holding a large-scale naval drill even by itself. And for the Chinese Navy, this is just a way to get a taste for ‘global reach,’” Mr Shepovalenko said. The exercise will run the course of a week, and will feature anti-submarine, anti-aircraft, and anti-ship drills. The two sides will also practice anti-piracy as well as search and rescue operations. The joint flotilla is under the command of Russian Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov and Chinese Vice-Admiral Tian Zhong.  The drills are being conducted in Russian, according to the Baltic Fleet’s press service. China has been expanding its military reach by building up its naval forces and establishing its first overseas military base in the tiny east African nation of Djibouti this year. The manoeuvres in the Baltic Sea are being seen by Chinese experts as a show of force following joint drills by the United States and Beijing's two key Asian rivals - India and Japan – in the Indian Ocean earlier this month. Observers also say they are directed at Nato, and underscore China’s aspirations to be a major blue sea power and a rival to US naval might. A statement from the United States European command said: “We are closely tracking Russian exercises with other participants, like China. “While we support their rights to train in international commons, we expect all nations adhere to international norms and laws,” the statement added, according the the Stars and stripes military news website. US and Japanese (R)[...]

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Scaramucci Hints at How He'll Deal With Trump's Tweets

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:29:48 -0400

(image) Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House Communications Director, answers a question from NBC News' Hallie Jackson about getting the White House back on track.

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Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:51:51 -0400

(image) By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila. Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015. The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing casino hubs in Asia, after Macau and Singapore, with the opening of several resorts over the past two years.

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Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit event

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:08:48 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — The big controversy leading up to the FIRST Global international robotics competition in Washington was whether a team of girls from Afghanistan would be able to participate, after their initial visa applications were denied.

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Dali exhumed to test if fortune teller is his daughter

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:34:32 -0400

(image) Forensics experts exhumed Salvador Dali's remains from a tomb in his Spanish hometown on Thursday, nearly three decades after his death, in order to test a fortune teller's claims that she is the only daughter of the surrealist. Working behind closed doors, they removed a slab weighing more than a tonne which covers the tomb of the artist at the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueras in northeastern Spain where he was born. "The biological specimens have been taken from Salvador Dali’s remains," Catalonia’s High Court of Justice said in a statement around 11:50 pm (2150 GMT).

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Republicans close to blocking Trump from easing Russia sanctions

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:17:00 -0400

(image) In a rare show of defiance, Republicans in Congress are coming close to preventing Donald Trump from being able to roll back sanctions against Russia. The White House has sought to change a bill that would toughen sanctions on Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. Despite telling reporters that the White House supports new sanctions on Russia, Marc Short, its legislative director, declared that the bill would set “an unusual precedent of delegating foreign policy to 535 members of Congress.

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Detained student's mother: China police want "ransom"

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:42:58 -0400

(image) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The mother of an American college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding the equivalent of a $7,400 "ransom" for his release.

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Makeup That Stands Up To Southern Humidity

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:31:14 -0400


Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:08:20 -0400

(image) German luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions. "Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to make a contribution towards improving air quality," the Bavaria-based manufacturer said in a statement. Vehicles with affected engines would receive a free software upgrade that "will further improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond the current legal requirements," Audi added.

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Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:38:52 -0400

(image) The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such accident since Chernobyl in 1986. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) in February sent a remote-controlled robot into one of three damaged reactors where radiation levels have hit record highs.

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Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:35:57 -0400

(image) U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco ruled that a recent memo from the Justice Department that appeared to narrow the scope of Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities did not remove the need for a court-ordered injunction. Orrick wrote that the memo is not binding and the attorney general can revoke it at any time.

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The Latest: Venezuela UN diplomat calls on Maduro to resign

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:45:07 -0400

(image) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis and the opposition's general strike (all times local):

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'No more woe is me': Senator McCain vows quick return to Washington

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:27:36 -0400

(image) By Richard Cowan and David Schwartz WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain promised on Thursday he would return rapidly to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer, flashing the fighting spirit that has defined him since he was held in captivity as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. McCain, a veteran senator and former Republican presidential candidate known as a strong and sometimes fiercely independent voice on defense and security issues, was found to have an aggressive form of brain tumor, glioblastoma, after surgery last week for a blood clot above his left eye. The news, issued by his office late on Wednesday, drew a wave of support from across the political spectrum, and raised questions about how long McCain would be absent from the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow majority and are eager to notch up some legislative successes for President Donald Trump.

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5 Small-Cap Stocks with Big Dividends

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

(image) When most investors think of the best dividend stocks, they often think of Johnson & Johnson (ticker: JNJ) or Procter and Gamble Co. ( PG). Remember, small-cap dividend stocks come with more risk to cyclical trends in the economy or disruption to revenue. The best part for income investors, however, is that the reliable revenue stream from Extended Stay properties mean this $4 billion company can provide reliable dividends.

OJ Simpson wins parole after he tells hearing in Nevada: 'I've basically lived a conflict-free life'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:20:39 -0400

OJ Simpson, 70, granted parole Former NFL star expected to be free in October Simpson was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery He has served nine years of his 33 year sentence Tearful Simpson tells of missing family occasions "I thought I was a good guy who got along with anybody" Simpson's daughter Arnelle: "We just want him home Social media reacts to decision OJ Simpson last night shed tears of joy as he was granted parole by a panel in Nevada, having served almost nine years for armed robbery. Simpson, 70, struggled to compose himself as the four-person panel delivered their verdict, before looking up to smile at his daughter Arnelle and friend Bruce Fromong – who both spoke to defend the fallen sports star. He is set to walk free in October, cutting short the 33-year sentence imposed for the robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. He and five accomplices stormed a hotel room to seize memorabilia items which Simpson said belonged to him. He was convicted in 2008 exactly 13 years after he was cleared of killing Nicole Brown Simpson, his former wife and her friend Ron Goldman. At the hearing,  which took place at the Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in the Nevada desert he told the board he had basically lived a conflict-free life". Simpson appeared as inmate No. 1027820, dressed in blue jeans and a blue button-down shirt, in a stark hearing room. Displaying contrition, Simpson told the hearing:  "I've done it as well and as respectfully as anybody can. I think if you talk to the wardens they'll tell you. Confident but emotional OJ Simpson testifies in bid for new trial 01:24 "I've not complained for nine years. All I've done is try to be helpful… and that's the life I've tried to live because I want to get back to my kids and family." Simpson's daughter, Arnelle, 48, pleaded with the board to release him. "We just want him home". Simpson's case was helped by Mr  Fromong, one of the robbery victims, who pleaded on Simpson's behalf."I don’t feel he is a threat to anyone out there. He is a good man. I know he does a lot for other people. I feel that nine and a half, to 33 years, is way too long.  OJ Simpson, in Nevada "And I feel that it is time to give him a second chance. It’s time for him to go home to his family and his friends. This is a good man who made a mistake." Mr Fromong turned to Simpson, sitting behind him in his denim prison shirt and jeans, wiping away tears. “I mean that, buddy,” he added. Simpson told the panel he is planning to reunite with his two youngest children, Sydney and Justin, in Florida. "I could easily stay in Nevada but I don't think you guys want me here," he said, laughing. 9:58PM OJ Simpson "can never walk away from the popular belief that he's as guilty as Hell" The Telegraph's Tim Stanley believes that OJ will never escape the stigma surrounding the deaths of  his former wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman. "It’s hard to recall the hero worship of OJ Simpson in the Seventies or the way the trial transformed his reputation in the black community - for a brief mom[...]

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India ready for talks with China on border standoff

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:57:21 -0400

(image) India said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.

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White House refuses to deny reports Trump is considering pardoning himself over Russia investigation

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:49:00 -0400

(image) White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders won't rule out the possibility that Donald Trump will use his pardon power to shield himself, his family, and his administration from federal lawsuits. Ms Huckabee Sanders told reporters during her first press briefing following the resignation of Sean Spicer, who announced his resignation as White House press secretary earlier that day. Ms Huckabee Sanders is slated to take his place as press secretary.

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Surviving Child Describes Horror of Mother's Alleged Family Stabbing Rampage

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:28:00 -0400

(image) In new Division of Family and Children's Services documents, Diana Romero, 9, recalls the sight of her mother getting a knife out of the kitchen.

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Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:02:24 -0400

(image) BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the yearslong presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries.

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Saudi king overhauls security services following royal shakeup

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:14:30 -0400

(image) By Hadeel Al Sayegh DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman on Thursday decreed the consolidation of counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under a new body, in a major overhaul of the security apparatus weeks after the interior minister was ousted from the royal succession. The string of late night royal decrees also ordered a shakeup of senior personnel, replacing the head of the elite royal guard and elevating the head of the newly created Presidency of State Security, Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al-Howairini, and his deputy to the rank of ministers. The moves inside the world's biggest oil exporting nation centralizes authority in security matters to the king and his young son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has made a rapid rise to the pinnacle of power at the expense of his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.

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This Mercedes G-Wagen/E-Class mash-up is the off-roader we've always wanted

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400

(image) No, this is not some sham or gimmick of a rendering—this Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4² is very real and it comes straight from the brilliantly twisted mind of a Mercedes-Benz engineer. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain was revealed last year as the brand's answer to the Audi and Volvo soft-roading wagons of the world. It's currently sold exclusively in Europe with a choice of diesel engines.

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Personality and Mental Illness: What's the Link?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:35:26 -0400

(image) Certain personality traits appear more likely to lead to future mental illness, while others seem to protect against it. Emerging research builds a stronger case for this connection between personality and mental health. In particular, a personality trait called neuroticism is associated with conditions like major depression, generalized anxiety and other disorders.

Samsung and Google are finally on the same side as Apple in a new battle

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:51:07 -0400

It remains to be seen how Apple's legal battle with Qualcomm is going to play out, but from what we can tell so far, it seems as if the entire tech industry has already taken sides with Apple. If you recall, Apple earlier this year filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging that the company employed anticompetitive business tactics as a means to extract incredibly high royalty payments from Apple for the LTE chips that go into the iPhone. From Apple's vantage point, the royalty rates Qualcomm charges Apple aren't based on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, but is rather computed as a function of the iPhone's overall selling price. This approach, Tim Cook explained a few months back, is akin to a sofa manufacturer constantly changing the price of each sofa it sells based "on the price of the house it goes into." Immediately after being slapped with the suit, Qualcomm, predictably, denied all wrongdoing and vowed to vigorously defend itself. A few months later, Qualcomm fired back with a legal suit of its own and asked the International Trade Commission (ITC) to issue a ban on all imports of iPhone and iPad models that use Qualcomm chips. With that as a backdrop, a lobbying group called the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) -- a group whose members include tech heavyweights such as Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Samsung, Google, Intel and others -- filed a third-party brief yesterday asking the ITC to reject Qualcomm's proposed ITC ban. Incidentally, Apple is not a member of the CCIA. A press release accompanying the legal filing reads in part: CCIA told the ITC that Qualcomm’s request would harm consumers by enabling Qualcomm’s anti-competitive behavior. CCIA has advocated on open competition issues for more than 40 years. Apple is not a member of this international tech trade association. The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “Qualcomm is already using its dominant position to pressure competitors and tax competing products. If the ITC were to grant this exclusion order, it would help Qualcomm use its monopoly power for further leverage against Apple, and allow them to drive up prices on consumer devices. Incidentally, Qualcomm just a few days ago was hit with a countersuit from four of Apple's major iPhone manufacturers, a group that includes Hon Hai Precision Industry, Compal Electronics, Wistron Corp and Pegatron Corp. While Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf recently said that the ongoing legal spat with Apple will likely be settled out of court, the growing number of companies joining forces against Qualcomm perhaps suggests that any forthcoming settlement -- should one happen -- will be heavily skewed in Apple's favor. In the interim, shares of Qualcomm are down nearly 20% since Apple first filed suit about seven months ago.[...]

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Check in to get away: Zion park aims to require reservations

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:52:42 -0400

(image) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah.

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Is Donald, Ivanka Trump A Misfit During 'Made In America' Week

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:35:27 -0400

(image) As the White House showcases products from each state as part of its "Made in America" week, President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump has come under the radar for being hypocrites by not making the concept a part of their own lives.

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Thai court charges disgraced 'jet-set monk' with rape

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:12:07 -0400

(image) A Thai court charged a disgraced former monk Thursday with the rape of an underage girl, fraud and money laundering, after he was extradited from the United States. Thailand is an overwhelmingly Buddhist nation with around 300,000 men in orange robes, but the clergy are beset by high-profile scandals. Wiraphon Sukphon, 37, was arrested on arrival at Bangkok's main airport late Wednesday from the US where he established an unofficial Buddhist teaching centre after fleeing Thailand in 2013.

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South Sudan rebel Machar declines to renounce violence -mediator

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:28:13 -0400

(image) By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Exiled South Sudanese opposition figure Riek Machar declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks outside the war-torn country, an international mediator told the United Nations on Thursday. South Sudan descended into civil war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir fired Machar as his deputy, unleashing a conflict that has spawned armed factions often following ethnic lines. Former Botswana President Festus Mogae told the U.N. Security Council that he visited Machar, who fled to Democratic Republic of Congo a year ago after fierce fighting in South Sudan.

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Woman has farting nightmare in first yoga class, heads straight to McDonald's

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:32:28 -0400

The human body is a wonderful thing. But, sometimes it emits sounds at the most inopportune moments. Like, during this woman's first yoga class.  Laura Mazza, the blogger behind Mum on the Run shared a tale that, to many of us, may sound familiar. In a post on Facebook — which has been shared over 8,000 times — she describes how a heavy bout of flatulence turned her yoga class into a hideously embarrassing moment.  Mazza's fart was so loud, she didn't feel like sticking around. So, she bolted, red-faced and teary eyed, and headed to McDonald's.  SEE ALSO: No, a fart didn't cause an American Airlines flight to evacuate all its passengers Mazza's physiotherapist had advised her to try yoga classes to help with her post-birth abdominal separation, a condition which occurs during or after pregnancy and causes the parting of abdominal muscles."Having kids separated my abdominal wall like Moses parting the Red Sea. Yeah it's not good and my stomach kinda points out like a cone," wrote Mazza on Facebook.  Mazza went along to the class and, after being introduced on a first name basis to the whole class, she began giving her best shot at the positions her instructor was demonstrating. "We started doing these random positions, moving into the upward facing dog and I feel a nice crack in my back, thinking I can do this...I totally love yoga. I am a yoga girl," Mazza continued.  All was going so well. Well, until she moved into downward facing dog.  "That's when I started to feel my guts," says Mazza. "Now for the past few weeks I have had IBS Symptoms like something crazy. My farts stink like something mixed between a rotten egg and an incineration plant." Gosh.  "Somewhere between the dolphin position and the three-legged dog, two of those burning garbage eggs slip out and I fart," admitted Mazza.  "But then we move to some position where my heads between my legs, and the smell hits me like a punch to the nose. I died inside and now I officially smell like something has also died inside," wrote Mazza.  Her thoughts flitted between leaving the yoga class and maybe even leaving the country. Mazza decides to suck it up and carry on with the class. "I gather my resolve and say you know what? Whatever. Everyone farts and I can't help it," she said. When the yoga instructor came around and began pushing people's bodies lower, that's when a problem arose for Mazza. "I hold in my butthole nice and tight to make sure no farts escape again. She comes over... pushes my back down...And buuuuuuuuuurrppppfffffffThe loudest trumpet comes out of my ass," she said.  Mortified, Mazza freezes, her face flushes red and her eyes fill with tears. She gets up, casts aside her yoga mat and decides to [...]

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Family of missing teen fisherman sues other boy's family

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:49:33 -0400

(image) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean filed suit Friday against the other boy's parents and grandfather, alleging they should have prevented them from taking an ill-equipped boat out to sea.

6 Ways to Increase Your 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:12:17 -0400

(image) Floating through your bloodstream, two different fat- and protein-containing carriers, called lipoproteins, carry cholesterol to and from your cells. At healthy levels -- ideally less than 100 milligrams per deciliter -- low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, delivers the cholesterol you need into your tissues for cell stability and healthy function. Meanwhile, high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, scavenges the excess cholesterol and carries it to your liver, which breaks down the cholesterol and removes it from the body, says Dr. Nauman Mushtaq, medical director of cardiology at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Illinois.