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Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:44:55 -0400

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French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:39:50 -0400

(image) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife have an unusual relationship, and the French seem to like it just fine.



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White House Looking for Legislative Victory Ahead of 100-Day Benchmark

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:45:56 -0400

(image) After failing to pass a much-promised repeal of Obamacare, Pres. Trump is eager to push through a tax cut package next week. House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, told members Saturday the priority was avoiding a government shutdown by Friday’s deadline.



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‘Science not silence’: Thousands rally in New York to take aim at ‘alternative facts’

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:37:13 -0400

(image) Protest signs and photos of Science March in New York, one of many Earth Day rallies around the world defending science in the era of President Trump.



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Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:46:37 -0400

(image) By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become "concentration camps". During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his trip to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. Islamists had slit the throat of the man's Christian wife because she refused to throw her crucifix on the ground.





Best animal friendships

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:20 -0400

(image) They really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.





Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:44:09 -0400

(image) Witnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.



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Tad Cummins' Family Reacts To His Arrest

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:18:38 -0400

(image) The ex-teacher was charged with knowingly transporting a minor in interstate commerce with the intention to engage in sexual activity.



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CNN’s Camerota: ‘Roger Ailes did sexually harass me’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:14:53 -0400

(image) The “New Day” host revealed Sunday that the former Fox News chief propositioned her early in her career at the top-rated cable news network. Ailes, through his attorney, called the claims “unsubstantiated and false.”



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Pyongyang drivers scramble as gas stations limit services

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:19:52 -0400

(image) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage.



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France on edge as presidential vote looms

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:25:12 -0400

(image) France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The shooting on Paris's world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday, claimed by the Islamic State group, thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. On Saturday, police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station, briefly causing panic as some passengers rushed out of the way.



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Is the White House’s Islam Rhetoric Making Americans Less Safe?

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:51:11 -0400

(image) Some in law enforcement say President Trump’s continued statements linking Islam and terror may be inspiring extremist groups and scaring Muslim Americans from cooperating with police.



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Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:06:02 -0400

(image) President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn't seem like he really loves the Earth?  Along with some faint praise of America's "abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty," Trump used Earth Day to talk about jobs.  "Economic growth enhances environmental protection. We can and must protect our environment without harming America's working families. That is why my administration is reducing unnecessary burdens on American workers and American companies, while being mindful that our actions must also protect the environment," Trump said.  Are those vague allusions to the Trump administration's move to revive the Keystone pipeline? Or to slash federal funding for scientific research? Or gut the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas emissions rules? .@realDonaldTrump Earth Day msg is unusual, defends policies aimed at economic growth, says science depends on "robust debate." pic.twitter.com/XI6ovznOAs — Andrew Freedman (@afreedma) April 22, 2017 The White House statement didn't mention climate change, national parks, the EPA or anything else scientific that's been threatened or ignored by the Trump administration. Nor did it mention the many thousands of people who participated in the March for Science in Washington, D.C. and around the world on Saturday, many in direct response to the Trump administration's anti-science stances.  In fact, the statement also included a line frequently used by those who deny the overwhelming evidence showing that human emissions of greenhouse gases cause global warming.  "My Administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks," Trump said.  "As we do so, we should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate," Trump said.  He followed up with this tweet later in the day.  I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017 Lost on the president are two actual mainstays of science, which are research and observation. To Trump and those in his administration, climate science and other extremely well-researched topics are counted as ideologies, and put up for debate. "This April 22nd, as we observe Earth Day, I hope that our Nation can come together to give thanks for the land we all love and call home," Trump said.  Wouldn't that be great?  Andrew Freedman contributed reporting. WATCH: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it's as cool as it sounds



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Morocco summons Algeria envoy over Syrian refugees

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:26:32 -0400

(image) Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It said 54 Syrians attempted to enter Morocco through the border town of Figuig, an area surrounded by mountains, between April 17 and 19. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco.





Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions?

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:55:00 -0400

(image) For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. Now, though, part of that deal is jeopardy, as the funds that provide those benefits have dwindled.








Russian Hacker, Roman Seleznev, Jailed For 27 Years By US Court

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:50:15 -0400

(image) The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker has been sentenced to 27 years of prison for hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he sold online and made billions.



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Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:01:22 -0400

(image) PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.



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Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:27:08 -0400

(image) An ambush by the Islamic State group killed 10 members of the security forces Sunday in western Iraq, where federal and other forces recently ramped up an anti-jihadist offensive. A local commander said the attackers were disguised as military and took advantage of a sandstorm to ambush a convoy near the town of Rutba, a remote outpost on the road to Jordan. "Daesh (IS) members armed with assault rifles and rocket launchers attacked civilian and military vehicles carrying soldiers near Rutba," an army lieutenant colonel said.



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Man who made his living killing African wildlife gets eaten by African wildlife

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:29 -0400

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Scott Van Zyl made his living taking wealthy clients on "safaris" for the sole purpose of bringing home trophies like leopards, zebras, wildebeests and even lions. Now, investigators in Zimbabwe believe that Van Zyl ended up on the wrong end of the predator-prey relationship, and DNA tests have confirmed that he was attacked, killed, and eaten by crocodiles while on a hunting trip.

Van Zyl, who ran SS Pro Safaris, offered specials for hunters to spend a week or more on his hunting lands which border nature preserves, with the promise of killing up to seven different species for $9,000. He also offered other hunting expeditions with targets like elephants and giraffes, though specifics for those, including prices, aren't listed on the company's site. Photos of clients holding the bodies of several rare species are posted on Van Zyl's site, along with the motto "Stop whining, go hunting."

The circumstances surrounding his death are spotty, but reports suggest that Van Zyl and a second hunter and a pack of dogs. The two men split up, choosing to travel on foot alone, but when the dogs returned to the base camp without Van Zyl, his companion knew something was wrong.

His footprints were tracked to a riverbank where searchers found his backpack as well as several large Nile crocodiles. Authorities killed the crocs after getting clearance to do so and subsequently discovered human remains inside the stomach of one of them. Tests of the remains matched Van Zyl. The incident is just one of a handful of fatal crocodile attacks tallied so far in 2017 alone.



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Wildfire threatens 2,000 homes in southwest Florida

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:46:27 -0400

(image) (Reuters) - A wildfire in southwest Florida triggered evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes on Friday, prompting the governor to deploy National Guard troops to help residents fleeing the flames. The wildfire has charred about 4,800 acres (1,942 hectares) in Collier County and forced residents to evacuate their houses in the Golden Gate Estates area of Naples, Clark Ryals, a senior forester for the Florida Forest Service, said by telephone. "These wildfires are dangerous and if you're within the evacuation area, do not stay in your home," Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement after meeting with fire officials in the area.











Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:50:04 -0400

(image) NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.



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United CEO Munoz no longer to become chairman

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:41:35 -0400

(image) United Airlines said Friday it no longer plans to name chief executive Oscar Munoz chairman as it revised its compensation program following an uproar over its treatment of a passenger. Munoz and the airline were slammed with heavy criticism after a passenger was violently dragged off a United flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked global outrage. "The Board believes that separating the roles of chief executive officer and chairman of the board is the most appropriate structure at this time," the company said in a securities filing.



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Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:29:09 -0400

(image) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised her behavior as a prisoner when he commuted her sentence last year.



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Venezuela opposition march to honor those killed in violence

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:41:57 -0400

(image) By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition marched in silence on Saturday to honor a dozen people killed in three weeks of protests demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro hold delayed elections and address a growing economic crisis. "We want free elections, we want to get rid of this corrupt government," said Iomira Barrios, 60, an environmental consultant who says she can no longer find work. "Right now people are willing to fight, because they have declared a dictatorship and we cannot allow it." Anger over the OPEC nation's triple-digit inflation and Soviet-style product shortages boiled over after the Supreme Court last month briefly assumed the powers of Congress, triggering accusations that Maduro was building a dictatorship.



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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just caught a glimpse of Earth, all the way from Saturn

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:41 -0400

(image) NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well. A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it's scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission. The photo, which shows the Earth as a tiny bright dot in a black sea of space, was shot at a distance of 870 million miles. If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet. The most spectacular part of the image is the fact that it was shot from between Saturn's rings, with the bold A ring seen above the Earth and bright F ring creeping into the original photo at the bottom. (image) It's a great shot, but it's also somewhat bittersweet when you consider Cassini's immediate future. The craft is scheduled to begin its "Grand Finale" dives shortly, in which it will fly recklessly through Saturn's rings a total of 22 times until, on its final approach, it flies directly into the planet itself. That final act will destroy the spacecraft, which has already achieved far more than scientists could have ever hoped when it was launched way back in 1997. That last fateful dive is slated for September 15th, 2017.



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Russia complains to U.S. over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:14:42 -0400

(image) Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the two sides agreed to consider one more time an "objective investigation into the incident" under the aegis of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).



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Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:57:54 -0400

(image) A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday. The child was picked up by local police in the mining city of Broken Hill, around a 14-hour drive from his starting point in the village of Kendall in the east of Australia. "Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy (who) was travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth," it said, adding that the boy had been arrested.



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7 Tips For Traveling More Efficiently

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:02 -0400

(image) The only hard part about travel is buying that first airplane ticket! Everything after that is easy.



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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:42:05 -0400

(image) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.



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How Green Are Electric Lawn Mowers?

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:20:45 -0400

(image) Over the decade that Consumer Reports has been testing electric mowers, performance has improved dramatically. That's a big win for consumers, and this year is no different. From the Ego LM2101 p...



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Paris station panic as man arrested with knife

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:40:12 -0400

(image) Armed police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station Saturday, sparking panic at the international transport hub just days after the jihadist killing of a policeman. Police sources said that "travellers" pointed out the individual wielding a knife to passing police on patrol, who immediately arrested him. No one was injured in the incident at Paris's main international terminus and the man offered no resistance to his arrest.



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Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:48:29 -0400

(image) REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."



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Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:01:02 -0400

(image) A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere. The head of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army's 32nd Infantry Battalion was found 50 meters away from his body in Patikul town in Sulu, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, said. Sobejana said Siraji was probably abducted and executed because of his involvement in peace initiatives in Sulu.





Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:01 -0400

(image) John Yemma captures some of the stellar glow of science in his March 20 Upfront piece, “The pure spirit of science.” But the gleam of science goes well beyond the wonder of new discoveries and the excitement of dedicated workers. Scientific thinking provides a logical, inspired pathway to solve problems and trigger scintillating inspiration. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?





U.S. watching piracy increase off Somalia, sees ties to famine

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:17:58 -0400

(image) By Idrees Ali DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited an important military base in Djibouti. The rise in piracy attacks has at least partially been driven by famine and drought in the region, the top U.S. military commander overseeing troops in Africa said during Mattis' visit as part of a week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa. The United States uses the base in Djibouti, a tiny country the size of Wales at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia.



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Israeli-American charged for threats to US Jewish centers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:11:38 -0400

(image) An 18-year-old Israeli-American man, in custody in Israel after being arrested there last month, was hit with US charges on Friday for making hoax telephone threats against Jewish centers. Kadar was arrested in southern Israel on March 23 after a joint probe by Israeli police and the FBI. While the US and Israel have an extradition treaty, the Justice Department statement made no mention of any effort to extradite Kadar to face the charges in a US court.



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How to ensure you never get another ‘not enough storage’ error on your iPhone again

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0400

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You pull out your phone with just enough time to pop open the camera and frame the perfect photo before it's too late. Time is always of the essence when you're shooting real-life scenes and another second or two would have been too late. Your iPhone focuses, you snap the shutter button and boom... the dreaded "not enough storage" message pops up on your screen just as your subject vanishes. That's right, your iPhone was already full of photos and videos, and you didn't have enough storage to save another one.

It's happened to us all at one point or another, but one simple device will help make sure it never happens again. Check out the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, which works with any iPhone or iPad that has a Lightning connector, and could be the best purchase you make this year.

The iXpand flash drive features a Lightning plug on one end and a standard USB plug on the other. Using a free companion app, you can save all the photos and videos on your iPhone to the drive. Then you can keep them there or connect to your Mac or Windows PC and save them on your hard drive.

Some product highlights:

  • Free up space on your iPhone by moving photos and videos to your iXpand flash
  • Automatically back up photos and videos from your camera
  • Automatically back up your contacts
  • Watch popular video on your iPhone or iPad
  • Designed with a flexible connector to fit through most iPhone cases
  • High-speed USB 3.0 transfer to and from your computer
  • Secure file storage across your computer, iPhone and iPad
  • Videos automatically saved to the drive if captured from within the iXpand Drive app

The 32GB model is linked here and is on sale for $40, but there are also 64GB and 128GB models linked on the product page if you need more storage.



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Mexico says 2 top drug traffickers killed near US border

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:33:42 -0400

(image) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two top drug traffickers have been killed in pre-dawn shootouts Saturday with federal forces in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas, authorities reported.





Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:48:18 -0400

(image) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday.



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American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:58:53 -0400

(image) The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said Sunday that one of its US monitors in Ukraine died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east. It marked the first loss for the security body's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) since Europe's only current war broke out more than three years ago. The announcement saw Kiev and the insurgents quickly trade blame over who was at fault for one of the most diplomatically sensitive episodes in a conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.



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Three Iraqi policemen killed in suicide attack south of Mosul

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:38:53 -0400

(image) Three policemen were killed on Sunday in a suicide attack south of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city where Islamic State is fighting off a U.S.-backed offensive, security sources said. A group of about 10 assailants, including four suicide bombers, had tried to infiltrate a Federal Police helicopter base in Al-Areej, a police captain told Reuters. Three policemen and three of the assailants were killed in the attack, he said.