The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

The 'body politic' rejects Donald TrumpThe body politic, like the human body, can protect itself by rejecting what it perceives as alien or harmful. And that is what is happening to Trump.



Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant Barcelona

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant BarcelonaPrayer time is approaching but Raja Miah, an imam at a tiny mosque in the heart of Barcelona does not expect a big turnout. Since the twin attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils claimed by the Islamic State group, the Muslim community in central Barcelona's neighbourhood of Raval fears an anti-Islam backlash. "People are very scared," said Miah, 23, as he sat in a small room at the mosque in Raval as a small group of children in an adjoining room studied the Koran.



Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deportedAn activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.



Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the groundSAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday.



One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate StatuesA tweet about Confederate statues is resonating with hundreds of thousands of people. Jamil Smith, a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Daily Beast, had a great response to those who believe the removal of Confederate statues will “erase” history.



Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draftChildren are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition. The draft of an annual UN report on the impact of armed conflict on children lists the countries and entities accused of recruiting child soldiers and using children as weapons of war. "I am highly concerned by the scale and severity of the grave violations that were committed against children in 2016, which included alarming levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use and denial of...


Father jumps car over open drawbridge in terrifying stunt to save family

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Father jumps car over open drawbridge in terrifying stunt to save familyA father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.



Boston 'free speech' rally abandoned by right-wing demonstrators outnumbered by 15,000 counter-protesters

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Boston 'free speech' rally abandoned by right-wing demonstrators outnumbered by 15,000 counter-protestersAs the official start time of the contentious “Free Speech Rally” in Boston approached, the winner in the battle of words between organisers and counter demonstrators had already been determined. If hateful speech aimed at Jewish people or minorities was chanted at Boston Common park, it was not audible at one of the largest rallies being held just one week after the deadly demonstrations in Charleston, Virginia, where neo-Nazis marched bearing torches, and where one woman was killed. Instead, an estimated 15,000 counter protesters...


USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor Seamanship

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor SeamanshipThis is not the first time U.S. Navy took a strict action against the leadership for acting inappropriately in a particular situation.



California man on delayed honeymoon among Barcelona victims

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

California man on delayed honeymoon among Barcelona victimsA 43-year-old California man on a delayed honeymoon was among the 13 people killed when a van plowed through a popular pedestrian area in the Spanish city of Barcelona, his family said on Friday. Jared Tucker and his wife had gone to Barcelona to celebrate their first anniversary in the form of a belated honeymoon. Walking in the area of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, he had gone to find a restroom when he was struck down by the van, his wife Heidi Nunes Tucker told KGO television in San Francisco.



Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off Hawaii

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — Army officials have spent days sifting through chunks of Black Hawk helicopter debris in turbulent Pacific waters off Hawaii but have yet to see any signs of life in their search for five soldiers missing since the aircraft crashed during nighttime training on Tuesday.



No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: Prosecutor

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: ProsecutorDave Holloway, father of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, said on national television this week that he found human bones in Aruba, where his daughter vanished a dozen years ago, and submitted them for DNA testing.



Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingersZimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear Saturday at a summit in South Africa attended by her husband, an event overshadowed by her effort to obtain diplomatic immunity over assault allegations. The wife of President Robert Mugabe has not been seen since being accused of attacking a 20-year-old model with a electrical extension cord last weekend in a Johannesburg hotel where the couple's two sons were staying. The alleged assault is a political headache for South Africa and Zimbabwe, close neighbours with deep economic and historical ties.



US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook ban

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook banFollowing violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, Facebook began taking down all positive mentions of an article by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, attacking the woman who was killed protesting the rally. But while the site has been banned from Facebook, far-right users continued to post on a Daily Stormer group on VK, Russia's most popular social network. “Cloudflare just dropped us,” the Daily Stormer VK group posted on Wednesday, referring to the Internet security company that protects sites from cyber attacks. “We'll have to build an alternative.” White...


Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at door

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at doorYhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family's mobile home with her clothing "in disarray", police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.



Bannon Declares War on Trump, Says 'That Presidency is Over'

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

Bannon Declares War on Trump, Says 'That Presidency is Over'Just hours after it was announced he was out of the administration, Steve Bannon gave an interview where he said the Trump presidency is "over," and he's already back at Breitbart.



White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville

Aug 19 2017 - 6:09pm

White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to CharlottesvillePresident Trump’s comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. “I think he’s speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn’t engage in antiwhite multicultural political correctness,” Matthew Heimbach told Yahoo News on Thursday. Heimbach was scheduled to speak at the event, which attracted supporters from white supremacist, “alt-right” and neo-Nazi groups.



Neo-Nazis are taking genetic tests and are deeply upset by the results

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

Neo-Nazis are taking genetic tests and are deeply upset by the resultsWhite supremacists in the US are taking genetic tests to prove their racial identity but are being left bitterly disappointed to learn their genes are not as pure as they presumed. A new study from the University of California examined years’ worth of posts on Stormfront, a neo-Nazi forum which is the internet’s first major racial hate site, to decipher how members responded to their spit-in-a-cup genetic test results. White nationalists were up in arms to discover they were not 100 per cent white European and instead had African, Jewish or Asian genes.



The Latest: California mass killer spared the death penalty

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

The Latest: California mass killer spared the death penaltySANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing to determine if a convicted mass killer should be spared the death penalty (all times local):



Lost Art: Babbitt Bearings

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

Lost Art: Babbitt BearingsThe lost art of babbitt bearings.



Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. Now scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy. Instantly recognizable with its jumble of spiny discs -- its bright red fruit protruding like fat fingers from each one -- the prickly pear cactus is farmed on a massive scale in Mexico.



Over 129,000 Kids Attend Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

Over 129,000 Kids Attend Schools That Honor Confederate LeadersWhen over 129,000 kids go back to school this year, they will learn American history in a building that glorifies a Confederate leader.



See what happens when you ask Siri 'what's zero divided by zero?'

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

See what happens when you ask Siri 'what's zero divided by zero?'Zero divided by zero sounds like a simple maths problem, but when you ask Siri you might not get the answer you were expecting. Many people who use Apple’s built in personal assistant are used to receiving sassy answers from him. But this time, it seems Siri has gone too far and many Twitter users can't believe the response. EVERYBODY GO ASK SIRI WHAT ZERO DEVIDED BY ZERO IS BC IVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT SOMETHING SIRI HAS SAID— ️ (@5THOFFEB) June 30, 2015 Siri replies: “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make...


911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care Van

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care VanMyles Hill was found dead in Orlando on Aug. 7.



From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differed

Aug 18 2017 - 6:05pm

From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differedIn the aftermath of the attacks in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday and Charlottesville, Va., five days earlier, President Trump offered very different reactions.