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2015-07-15
Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

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The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

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2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

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2012-11-07
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2012-11-06
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2012-09-30
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2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe




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After Gabon high court upholds results in presidential poll, Ban says UN will support democratic process
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-09-25 15:01:36 (2 minutes ago) 
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the ruling of the Constitutional Court of Gabon on the appeals lodged against the preliminary results of the 27 August 2016 presidential poll, as well as its confirmation of Ali Bongo Ondimba as President-elect, according to a statement issued by a UN spokesperson today, which adds that the Organization will continue to support the democratic process in the West African country.
Singer/songwriter Rob Meurer ID'd by friends as fatal Studio City hit-and-run victim
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 15:01:19 (2 minutes ago) 
Police respond to shooting near CSUN campus in Northridge
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 15:01:19 (2 minutes ago) 
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 15:01:14 (2 minutes ago) 
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 15:01:14 (2 minutes ago) 




Few answers after release of shooting videos
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 15:00:40 (3 minutes ago) 
The Charlotte-Mecklinburg Police Department has released two videos that depict the shooting of Keith Scott. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.
AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on Election Year Conspiracies
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2016-09-25 15:00:18 (3 minutes ago) 
Click here for reuse options! Emails! Cancer! The Illuminati!

 

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RB Thomas Rawls leads Seahawks’ list of inactive players; C.J. Prosise also inactive
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:52:38 (11 minutes ago) 

Thomas Rawls is inactive for the Seahawks against the 49ers Sunday as is ....
Live: Sounders look to make up playoff ground at Galaxy
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:52:38 (11 minutes ago) 

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be televised on nationally on ESPN.
Chris Trotter: Russia will need to win Syrian civil war if America refuses to end it
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:52:17 (11 minutes ago) 
OPINION: The images emerging from Aleppo are gut-wrenching. Tiny babies, dust-covered and ominously silent, are pulled from the rubble of their homes. The cries of anguished parents mingle with the wailing of ambulance sirens as their broken children are carried away. A young man on Skype warns the world of Aleppo's "annihilation". A water-treatment plant is bombed, and in retaliation the only other functioning plant is shut down. Two million people are left without safe drinking water. This is the Syrian civil war up-close and personal. Unbelievably horrible.






Mike Yardley: Time for candidates to shine in US presidential race
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:52:17 (11 minutes ago) 
OPINION: Greetings from St Petersburg. Russia might strike you as an unlikely setting to write about the US presidential race, but that's where I'll be glued to Tuesday's (NZ time) Clinton vs Trump blockbuster debate.
Twin Cities radio station's 'scoop' on Pitt-Jolie split goes viral
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:52:16 (11 minutes ago) 
107.1 FM makes international news by reporting celebrity gossip from an unnamed source. But did the incident really happen?
José Fernández Was the Future of Baseball
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-09-25 14:51:58 (12 minutes ago) 

José Fernández, the 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher who died this weekend in a boating accident off the coast of Florida, was imprisoned in Cuba as a teenager for trying to escape the island. He finally managed to defect at age 15, but only after saving his mother Maritza from drowning. Just five years later, he won the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Award and finished third in the voting for the Cy Young.

Microsoft Patents A User-Monitoring AI That Improves Search Results
  Source: Slashdot 2016-09-25 14:51:58 (12 minutes ago) 
Slashdot reader MojoKid quotes a HotHardware article about Microsoft's new patent filing for an OS "mediation component": This is Microsoft's all-seeing-eye that monitors all textual input within apps to intelligently decipher what the user is trying to accomplish. All of this information could be gathered from apps like Word, Skype, or even Notepad by the Mediator and processed. So when the user goes to, for example, the Edge web browser to further research a topic, those contextual concepts are automatically fed into a search query. The search engine (e.g., Bing and Cortana) uses contextual rankers to adjust the ranking of the default suggested queries to produce more relevant [results]. The operating system...tracks all textual data displayed to the user by any application, and then performs clustering to determine the user intent (contextually). The article argues this feels "creepy and big brother-esque," and while Microsoft talks of defining a "task continuum," suggests the patent's process "would in essence keep track of everything you type and interact with in the OS and stockpile it in real-time to data-dump into Bing."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

N.F.L. Week 3: Live Scores and Analysis
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 14:51:37 (12 minutes ago) 
Here’s what’s happening, and what’s going to happen, in Week 3 of the N.F.L. season.






Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:51:30 (12 minutes ago) 
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:51:30 (12 minutes ago) 
Half of Rolling Stone sold to Singapore music company
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 14:50:38 (13 minutes ago) 
Rolling Stone magazine is selling a 49% stake in itself to BandLab Technologies, a social music company owned by the son of an Asian business giant.
China begins listening for E.T. on world's largest radio telescope - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-09-25 14:50:37 (13 minutes ago) 
Massive telescope will be used to survey galaxies and listen to signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.
Halftime: Broncos 16, Bengals 14
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 14:50:36 (13 minutes ago) 

The Denver Broncos visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

        




How many Wells Fargo employees were fired for NOT committing fraud?
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-09-25 14:50:20 (13 minutes ago) 

When Wells Fargo fired 5,300 employees for opening 2,000,000 accounts in its customers name (stealing their cash and trashing their credit scores in the process), it wanted us all to know that it had cleaned house, because this was just 5,300 people who, without any help from senior management, all happened to coincidentally engage in the same fraud. (more…)

Who decided Corbyn was "unelectable"?
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-09-25 14:50:20 (13 minutes ago) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8os-nKuoM3o&feature=youtu.be

Robbo sez, "Jonathan Pie, preeminent UK political satirist, takes on British media and their role in declaring newly re-elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn 'unelectable'. Pie destroys the outrageous un-democratic media bias that has hounded Corbyn throughout his time as Labour leader and does so with his usual outstanding, hilarious, enraged and profane style."

Hungarian police targeted by homemade bomb
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-09-25 14:50:20 (13 minutes ago) 
Hungarian police search for a suspect who set off a homemade bomb in the capital Budapest on Saturday night, injuring two police officers.
California farmers drilling wells as groundwater limits loom
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-09-25 14:50:17 (13 minutes ago) 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Farmers in central California are drilling more and deeper wells than ever before to pump water for their fruit orchards and sprawling fields following government imposed limits on surface water....
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:41:05 (22 minutes ago) 




Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:41:05 (22 minutes ago) 
Officers Hoof It in 'Hotspots' to Bridge Community Divisions
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 14:40:01 (24 minutes ago) 
New York has begun funding foot patrols in crime "hotspots" around the state with an emphasis on interactions that are respectful and meant to be perceived as fair
Residents Escape Wilmington Blaze That Killed 2 Firefighters
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 14:40:01 (24 minutes ago) 
All residents of a Wilmington rowhouse where a fire broke out early Saturday were able to escape to building
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to Each Meet With Benjamin Netanyahu
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:32:01 (32 minutes ago) 
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More abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 14:31:57 (32 minutes ago) 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former USA Gymnastics team physician accused of sexually abusing two gymnasts faces 16 more abuse complaints at the university where he was a faculty member. The Indianapolis Star obtained (http://indy.st/2cNACc5 ) Michigan State University police reports filed this month for abuse allegations since 1996. The newspaper cites interviews with four women […]




Residents escape Wilmington blaze that killed 2 firefighters
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 14:31:57 (32 minutes ago) 

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — All residents of a Wilmington row house where a fire broke out early Saturday were able to escape to building. The pre-dawn blaze killed two firefighters: Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51. The floor of the home collapsed as firefighters went inside, and four firefighters fell. The […]
Residents escape Wilmington blaze that killed 2 firefighters
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:31:56 (32 minutes ago) 

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — All residents of a Wilmington row house where a fire broke out early Saturday were able to escape to building. The pre-dawn blaze killed two firefighters: Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51. The floor of the home collapsed as firefighters went inside, and four firefighters fell. The […]
Photos: Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:31:56 (32 minutes ago) 

Live updates: Seahawks vs. 49ers | Seattle looks to bounce back from slow start
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:31:56 (32 minutes ago) 

Follow our live coverage, analysis and commentary as the Seahawks take on the rival 49ers on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Trump Has a ‘Psychological Profile’ of Clinton
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-09-25 14:31:44 (32 minutes ago) 

“Donald Trump’s team has created a detailed analysis of Hillary Clinton’s debate style — including her body language and verbal tics — with the goal of helping the GOP nominee exploit weaknesses during Monday’s debate,” Politico reports.

“The advisers believe that the profile proves that Clinton has significant weaknesses and that they have identified her ‘tells’ — words, phrases or gestures she uses when she’s unsure of an answer, or is trying to deflect her way out of an uncomfortable question, according to the operatives familiar with the preparations.”

 

The post Trump Has a ‘Psychological Profile’ of Clinton appeared first on Political Wire.





Flooding traps motorists in valley near Thames
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
People were forced to sleep in their cars after rising flood waters trapped them in a Coromandel valley.
Kim Kardashian explains why she won't be voting Trump after all
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
For a moment there, it seemed that Hillary Clinton had lost the Kim Kardashian vote.
People stranded in floodwaters as heavy rain moves from Coromandel to Gisborne, northern Hawke's Bay
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
As heavy rain which hit Coromandel moves on to soak Hawke's Bay and Gisborne, news has emerged of flood-stuck people being forced to sleep in their cars.
MN Lottery
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 




Officers hoof it in 'hotspots' to bridge community divisions
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
More abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
Residents escape Wilmington blaze that killed 2 firefighters
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:31:42 (32 minutes ago) 
Just say no to Narcan? Why heroin rescue efforts are drawing backlash
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:31:41 (32 minutes ago) 
First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers.
DC hotels use image of Wis. statehouse, mistaking it for U.S. Capitol
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:31:41 (32 minutes ago) 
The photo on several District of Columbia hotel websites was supposed to entice visitors with the beauty of the capitol building at sunset.




Helping eager new family deal with a wary little boy: Multitasking Moms and Dads
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 14:31:31 (32 minutes ago) 
My son has been on a tour of Hungary to meet his family. They're thrilled to get to know him, but at 11 months old he's understandable a little wary.
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:31:25 (32 minutes ago) 
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:31:25 (32 minutes ago) 
10 Presidential Debates That Actually Made an Impact
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:31:16 (32 minutes ago) 
Runners From N.J. Race Canceled by Pipe Bomb Join NYC 5K
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-09-25 14:31:12 (32 minutes ago) 




Debate Details Revealed: Clinton Gets First Question
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-09-25 14:31:12 (32 minutes ago) 
Make the Tastiest Beer Cocktails Ever With This Pairing Guide
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-09-25 14:31:09 (32 minutes ago) 

Beer cocktails may just seem like a way to get more alcohol into your alcohol, but given all of the amazing, flavorful beers now available, you can make a beverage that is nuanced, delicious, and—dare I say—refined.

Read more...

Stan Wawrinka loses to the 'future of tennis' in St Petersburg final
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 14:30:40 (33 minutes ago) 
US Open champion Stan Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat to Alexander Zverev in the St. Petersburg final and then predicted a bright future for the German teen.
JACK Casino donates $50K after backing out of first responders event
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 14:30:37 (33 minutes ago) 

The gloves are back on after a tense few days between JACK CinciAfter organizers claimed they were "sucker punched" when JACK Cincinnati Casino pulled out of hosting a boxing fundraiser for first responders, casino officials made $50,000 in donations

        
Second quarter: Broncos 10, Bengals 7
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 14:30:37 (33 minutes ago) 

The Denver Broncos visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

        




"Sunday Morning" Nature: Chesapeake Bay
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 14:30:35 (33 minutes ago) 
On Jose Fernandez, no words can describe tragic loss | Editorial
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 14:30:33 (33 minutes ago) 

Nobody can find the right words to describe the gut punch we all took Sunday morning upon hearing the horrible news that Marlins star Jose Fernandez had died. We sure don't have the right words. We write this with tears flowing.

All we can do is think about what made Jose Fernandez so special to...

Why Words Won't—and Can't—Sit Still... Like... Literally...
  Source: Big Think 2016-09-25 14:30:22 (33 minutes ago) 

Words don't work like we were taught. That old neat nouns and verbs type tale hides the weird truth. Language is a mix of flux and fixed but flexible elements that relies on "unknown knowns."



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UN chief commends Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders on 'remarkable progress'
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:21:32 (42 minutes ago) 
Following a “productive” meeting today with Mustafa Akýncý, Turkish Cypriot leader, and Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Cypriot leader, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed their joint their joint commitment to intensify efforts even further, in line with their stated desire to achieve a comprehensive settlement in 2016.
Op-Ed Contributor: Hillary Clinton’s Final Exam
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-09-25 14:21:14 (42 minutes ago) 
How she should handle the asymmetric challenge posed by her unorthodox opponent.




Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:21:14 (42 minutes ago) 
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:21:14 (42 minutes ago) 
Mosque cooks breakfast for hundreds of Philly police
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:21:12 (42 minutes ago) 
Ozzy Khalil arrived at the Muslim American Society in North Philadelphia at 6 a.m. Sunday to start making breakfast.
air-bottomed boat [caspian]
  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2016-09-25 14:21:00 (43 minutes ago) 
In Gas Drilling Country, the Honeymoon Is Over on Royalties
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 14:20:02 (43 minutes ago) 
In Pennsylvania and other leading gas-producing states, a battle royal has developed over royalties




The Latest: Cedar Rapids Cancels School Ahead of Flood
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 14:20:01 (44 minutes ago) 
School officials in Cedar Rapids have canceled classes for three days ahead of the flooding expected this week in Iowa's second-largest city
Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addiction
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:12:06 (51 minutes ago) 

Doctors: Insurance barriers to medication treatment for addiction raise overdose risks.

       
Cedar Rapids Residents Flee Homes Ahead of Expected Floods
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 14:12:04 (51 minutes ago) 
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MIT’s flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 14:12:00 (52 minutes ago) 

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique radio equipment, some of it a century old. Visitors can buy a telescope that’s the size of a cannon. […]
In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 14:12:00 (52 minutes ago) 

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) — Jan Brown pores over his royalty statement and wonders where all the money went. A few months ago, the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer siphoned $2,201 worth of gas from his 240-acre property — but paid him only $359 after taking deductions for transportation and processing. Brown, 59, who relies on […]




Officers hoof it in ‘hotspots’ to bridge community divisions
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 14:12:00 (52 minutes ago) 

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York is funding foot patrols in crime hotspots around the state with an emphasis on “procedural justice,” where interactions are respectful and meant to be perceived as fair. It’s part of an effort to cross a national divide between poor urban communities and law officers suspected of picking unfairly on […]
MIT’s flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique radio equipment, some of it a century old. Visitors can buy a telescope that’s the size of a cannon. […]
In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) — Jan Brown pores over his royalty statement and wonders where all the money went. A few months ago, the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer siphoned $2,201 worth of gas from his 240-acre property — but paid him only $359 after taking deductions for transportation and processing. Brown, 59, who relies on […]
AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU moves out of poll
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

Wisconsin moved up to No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll and LSU became the second preseason top-10 team to drop out of the rankings in the first month of the season. There were few changes in the Top 25 as the only four ranked teams that lost did so to other ranked […]
Thousands of fall kings arriving now in Hanford Reach area of the Upper Columbia River
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

Here are some tips on how to fish for big kings now returning to the Upper Columbia River in the Hanford reach area by Dave Graybill, a longtime eastern Washington outdoor writer and radio host: We are expecting another very strong return of fall salmon to the Hanford Reach this year. This is just another […]




Officers hoof it in ‘hotspots’ to bridge community divisions
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York is funding foot patrols in crime hotspots around the state with an emphasis on “procedural justice,” where interactions are respectful and meant to be perceived as fair. It’s part of an effort to cross a national divide between poor urban communities and law officers suspected of picking unfairly on […]
More abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former USA Gymnastics team physician accused of sexually abusing two gymnasts faces 16 more abuse complaints at the university where he was a faculty member. The Indianapolis Star obtained (http://indy.st/2cNACc5 ) Michigan State University police reports filed this month for abuse allegations since 1996. The newspaper cites interviews with four women […]
Huskies drop one spot to No. 10 in AP Top 25; Stanford remains No. 7 ahead of Friday’s showdown
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 14:11:59 (52 minutes ago) 

For the second week in a row, Washington (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) dropped one spot, to No. 10, in The Associated Press Top 25. The Huskies held steady at No. 9 in the coaches poll this week. Stanford (3-0, 2-0), meanwhile, remained No. 7 in the AP poll heading into Friday’s game at Husky Stadium (6 […]
Black Caps vs India: Kane Williamson gets huge show of respect from fastest Indian to 200
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 
Kane Williamson has never been one to dine out on praise but this was not your every day pat on the back.
Four-car crash delays northbound traffic on Auckland Harbour Bridge
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 
A four-car crash is causing long delays on Auckland's Harbour Bridge.




Berlin Marathon winner six seconds short of world record time
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 
Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has narrowly missed out on a new marathon world record after out-sprinting Kenya's Wilson Kipsang to win in Berlin in the second fastest race of all time.
Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 
MIT's flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 
In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 
The Latest: Cedar Rapids cancels school ahead of flood
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 14:11:44 (52 minutes ago) 




Twinsburg firefighters battle blaze at scrap metal facility
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 14:11:29 (52 minutes ago) 
The fire started at a building off Highland Road next to Crown Hill Cemetery, and Twinsburg firefighters were still battling the blaze as of 1:15 p.m., the department said.
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:11:24 (52 minutes ago) 
Charlotte police brace for NFL game after release of shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:11:24 (52 minutes ago) 
Nature: Chesapeake Bay
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 14:11:09 (52 minutes ago) 
We leave you this Sunday morning at the mouth of the Patuxent River along Chesapeake Bay's western shore, not far from Charles Osgood's boyhood home in Baltimore. Videographer: Carl Mrozek
'Star Wars Rebels' characters, Marvel's Groot are encouraging kids to exercise - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-09-25 14:10:38 (53 minutes ago) 
Jedi and "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters are among those spotlighting the "Improve Your Selfie" health campaign launched by Disney.




Facebook post leads to Jordanian atheist writer’s murder
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 14:10:36 (53 minutes ago) 
Marlins president David Samson: 'Jose is a member of this family for all time'
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 14:10:33 (53 minutes ago) 

Michael Hill, the Marlins’ president of baseball operations who knew Jose Fernandez about as long as anybody in the organization, contorted his lips in an effort to fight back tears and force out words. He could only manage so many.

“It’s been a tough day obviously for everyone,” Hill said Sunday...

Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:01:05 (1 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 14:01:05 (1 hours ago) 
Team Trump: We didn't invite Gennifer Flowers
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 14:00:33 (1 hours ago) 
Donald Trump's campaign manager and running mate said Sunday the GOP candidate doesn't want Gennifer Flowers -- who had an affair with Bill Clinton in the 1970s -- at Monday night's presidential debate.




Trump, Clinton meet with Israel's Netanyahu
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:52:09 (1 hours ago) 

Candidates engage in diplomacy a day before their first debate.

        
Clinton team hopes ‘birther’ flap will motivate black voters
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 13:52:01 (1 hours ago) 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Just hours later, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York was on Philadelphia R&B station, WDAS, critiquing Trump’s behavior. Days later Clinton’s […]
Clinton team hopes ‘birther’ flap will motivate black voters
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:52:01 (1 hours ago) 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Just hours later, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York was on Philadelphia R&B station, WDAS, critiquing Trump’s behavior. Days later Clinton’s […]
Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator after 1-3 start
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:52:01 (1 hours ago) 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hours after an embarrassing 38-35 home loss to Duke, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder following a 1-3 start. The school tweeted a new release saying VanGorder is being replaced by defensive analyst Greg Hudson. Hudson previously served as defensive coordinator at Purdue, East Carolina […]
West Ham pays for dissing Charlie Austin as he scores in Southampton win
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 13:51:46 (1 hours ago) 
Charlie Austin exacted sweet revenge on a club which once questioned his fitness as West Ham lost its fourth straight Premier League game at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.




Ask Slashdot: Who's Building The Open Source Version of Siri?
  Source: Slashdot 2016-09-25 13:51:43 (1 hours ago) 
We're moving to a world of voice interactions processed by AI. Now Long-time Slashdot reader jernst asks, "Will we ever be able to do that without going through somebody's proprietary silo like Amazon's or Apple's?" A decade ago, we in the free and open-source community could build our own versions of pretty much any proprietary software system out there, and we did... But is this still true...? Where are the free and/or open-source versions of Siri, Alexa and so forth? The trouble, of course, is not so much the code, but in the training. The best speech recognition code isn't going to be competitive unless it has been trained with about as many millions of hours of example speech as the closed engines from Apple, Google and so forth have been. How can we do that? The same problem exists with AI. There's plenty of open-source AI code, but how good is it unless it gets training and retraining with gigantic data sets? And even with that data, Siri gets trained with a massive farm of GPUs running 24/7 -- but how can the open source community replicate that? "Who has a plan, and where can I sign up to it?" asks jernst. So leave your best answers in the comments. Who's building the open source version of Siri?

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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:51:30 (1 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:51:30 (1 hours ago) 
Conway: Flowers Invite Shows Trump's a 'Counterpuncher'
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-09-25 13:51:15 (1 hours ago) 
Facebook post leads to Jordanian atheist writer’s murder
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:51:14 (1 hours ago) 
Nahed Hattar was starting trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam; a local imam gunned him down at trial’s start




Charles Osgood and the Boston Pops
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:51:14 (1 hours ago) 
The "Sunday Morning" host performs "So Long (It's Been Good to Know You)" with members of the Boston Pops.
Charles Osgood announces his successor on "Sunday Morning"
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:51:14 (1 hours ago) 
The departing host of the long-running Sunday morning news program names the third host in "Sunday Morning"'s history - Jane Pauley.
Charles Osgood tribute: David Letterman
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:51:14 (1 hours ago) 
The legendary late-night host pays homage to another broadcast legend.
Buying Guide: Affordable Accessories For Your Car
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-09-25 13:51:09 (1 hours ago) 

Through years of Kinja Co-Ops and Kinja Deals posts, we’ve uncovered a litany of affordable accessories that can drastically improve your driving experience.

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A possible new swing state and old problems in Ohio?
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 13:50:39 (1 hours ago) 
Shifting terrain in three battlegrounds, the 'debate expectations' game in full effect, and how historically black colleges and universities factor into 2016. It's all a part of our 'Inside Politics' forecast.




Trump, Netanyahu meet for nearly 90 minutes
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 13:50:39 (1 hours ago) 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Donald Trump for nearly 90 minutes at Trump Tower on Sunday morning.
Charles Osgood on the cluttering of TV screens
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 13:50:34 (1 hours ago) 
Live updates: Miami Dolphins 7, Cleveland Browns 3 (1st Q)
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 13:50:32 (1 hours ago) 

Catch live updates from the Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly and Chris Perkins as the Dolphins take on the Cleveland Browns for their first regular season home game at Hard Rock Stadium.

Follow the updates here.

Moving on
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Activists express their happiness that Labour's leadership squabbles have, for the time being, come to an end, but also their nervousness about the future.
Premiership: Leicester Tigers 34-14 Bath
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Owen Williams kicks 17 points for Leicester Tigers as they inflict a first defeat of the season on Bath.




West Ham United 0-3 Southampton
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Charlie Austin scores his fifth goal in four appearances as Southampton condemn West Ham to a fourth successive Premier League defeat.
Duo Normand Cyclist Ian Bashford dies in France race crash
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
An amateur cyclist from London dies in a crash with a support vehicle during a road race in France.
Hilary Benn urges Labour MPs to 'stay and fight'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:50:19 (1 hours ago) 
Hilary Benn and other senior figures who resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet urge members not to abandon the party and stand up for their beliefs.
Hot windy weather stokes Southern California fire warning
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-09-25 13:50:17 (1 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California is bracing for two days of hot, windy weather that has triggered warnings about the potential for wildfires and falling tree branches and power lines....
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:41:04 (1 hours ago) 




Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:41:04 (1 hours ago) 
Insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addiction
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

Doctors: Insurance barriers to medication treatment for addiction raise overdose risks.

       
Trump, Clinton meet with Israel's Netanyahu
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

Candidates engage in diplomacy a day before their first debate.

       
16 more women accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

Several say Dr. Larry Nassar penetrated them with his finger during medical treatments.

       
Prince George Did Not Want a High Five From Justin Trudeau
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:32:34 (2 hours ago) 
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Jake Browning downplays his crushing block that set up John Ross’ first touchdown vs. Arizona
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:32:28 (2 hours ago) 

Browning: "The standards are so low for a quarterback blocking, that it makes it look good."
Mariners stunned by news of the tragic death of Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:32:28 (2 hours ago) 

The tragic death of Marlins' star pitcher Jose Fernandez early Sunday morning left the Mariners players stunned and somber. For closer Steve Cishek, a friend and former teammate of Fernandez, the news was devastating.
South Auckland fatal shooting suspect Bodi McKee arrested
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 13:32:14 (2 hours ago) 
The suspect in a fatal shooting has been arrested without incident.
After causing havoc in Coromandel, heavy rain bearing down on Gisborne, northern Hawke's Bay
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 13:32:14 (2 hours ago) 
Heavy rain that caused havoc in the Coromandel Peninsula on Sunday has moved south to target Gisborne and northern Hawke's Bay.
Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black voters
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 13:32:14 (2 hours ago) 




Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 13:32:14 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:31:49 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:31:49 (2 hours ago) 
Aimee Copeland tells how she reclaimed her joy for life
  Source: News from Georgia and the region 2016-09-25 13:31:46 (2 hours ago) 
Trump: 'I Hope' My Foundation Hasn't Broken Any Laws
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:31:40 (2 hours ago) 




An Osgood trademark: The bow tie
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:31:33 (2 hours ago) 
If clothes make the man, then the bow tie is essential to Charles Osgood. Mo Rocca finds out how the "Sunday Morning" host tied the knot with his signature sartorial accessory.
Charles Osgood, family man
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:31:33 (2 hours ago) 
Lee Cowan visits with longtime "Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood and his family, to learn more about the man behind the bow tie.
"French Chef" Julia Child
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:31:33 (2 hours ago) 
Charles Osgood shares the kitchen with legendary television chef Julia Child, in a report that originally aired on November 19, 2000.
The cluttering of TV screens
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 13:31:33 (2 hours ago) 
Charles Osgood on the proliferation of information that blocks viewers' views of TV news.
A possible new swing state and old problems in Ohio?
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 13:30:58 (2 hours ago) 
Shifting terrain in three battlegrounds, that debate expectations game in full effect, and how historically black colleges and universities factor into 2016.




Trump, Netanyahu meet for nearly 90 minutes
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 13:30:58 (2 hours ago) 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Donald Trump for nearly 90 minutes at Trump Tower on Sunday morning.
Drone video captures devastating Iowa floods
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 13:30:56 (2 hours ago) 
CNN's Derek Van Dam reports on the conditions that led to the floods in Iowa and features drone video of the devastation.
Duel between two rattlesnakes caught on camera
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 13:30:56 (2 hours ago) 
An Arizona man discovers two rattlesnakes in his backyard fighting for dominance.
A look at Charles Osgood's trademark bow ties
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 13:30:51 (2 hours ago) 
Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-09-25 13:30:27 (2 hours ago) 
The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.




Prince Charles leads memorial to fallen police officers
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:30:26 (2 hours ago) 
A memorial to police officers who died in the line of duty is led by the Prince of Wales at St Paul's Cathedral.
Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:30:26 (2 hours ago) 
The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Oculus execs defend company, founder amid political giving controversy
  Source: Ars Technica 2016-09-25 13:30:25 (2 hours ago) 

From left to right: Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey, VP of Product Nate Mitchell, and CEO Brenden Iribe. (credit: Kyle Orland)

Following Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey's own comments on his controversial political giving, two of Oculus's top executives have come out in support of their colleague and in defense of the company as a whole.

"I know that Palmer is deeply sorry for the impact this situation is having on the company, our partners and the industry," Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe wrote on Facebook, echoing similar sentiments expressed by Luckey himself. "Everyone at Oculus is free to support the issues or causes that matter to them, whether or not we agree with those views. It is important to remember that Palmer acted independently in a personal capacity, and was in no way representing the company."

Jason Rubin, who joined Oculus as Head of Worldwide Studios in 2014, also addressed the controversy via Facebook. After reading Luckey's statement, Rubin writes, "I take him at his word. Those of you who have known me before I joined Oculus know that I would not work in a place that I thought condoned, or spread hate. Nor would I remain silent if I saw it raise its head. I have always believed that games, and now especially VR, have the potential to bring people together. My view is unwavering. I continue to believe that Oculus can make the world a better place."

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Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black voters
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-09-25 13:30:24 (2 hours ago) 
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S....
Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 13:30:24 (2 hours ago) 
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston church. The 22-year-old Roof is charged with hate crimes, obstruction of religion and other counts in the June 17, 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church. Prosecutors allege he talked of starting a race war, posed with the Confederate battle flag bef...




Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 13:30:23 (2 hours ago) 
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston church....
At Security Council, UN envoy appeals for Russia and US cooperation to 'pull Syria back from the brink'
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:21:34 (2 hours ago) 
Amid the unprecedented military assault on eastern Aleppo, where fireballs from incendiary bombs “light up the pitch darkness,” the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria today strongly appealed to the Security Council – particularly permanent members Russia and the United States – to rescue a recently collapsed cessation of hostilities, end the bloodshed and speed aid into the iconic city where, overall, some two million people remain under a de facto siege.
Here's what happened at Black Sabbath's final California Ozzfest
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 13:21:08 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:21:05 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:21:05 (2 hours ago) 




'Patch' Adams to Perform for Adults With Disabilities
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 13:20:02 (2 hours ago) 
A doctor made famous in the 1998 movie "Patch Adams" will perform as a clown at a Massachusetts learning center for adults with disabilities
Insurers thwart efforts to treat addiction with medication treatment
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:12:03 (2 hours ago) 

Doctors: Insurance barriers to medication treatment for addiction raise overdose risks.

       
Family: Charlotte police video leaves many questions about fatal shooting
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:12:03 (2 hours ago) 

Video has 'no definitive, visual evidence' that Keith Lamont Scott had a gun in his hand.

       
A hike along Oregon’s Obsidian Trail is 6 bucks well spent
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 13:11:56 (2 hours ago) 

BEND, Ore. (AP) — After a day spent on the Obsidian Trail exploring the western bases of North and Middle Sister, it is easy to understand why the U.S. Forest Service limits the number of hikers and horseback riders who can enter the area each day. The Obsidian Trailhead provides access to the Pacific Crest […]
‘Magnificent Seven’ rides Denzel’s star power to $35M debut
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 13:11:56 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. Sony Pictures’ estimate Sunday for “The Magnificent Seven” had the film far ahead of the week’s other new release, Warner Bros.’ “Storks.” The animated […]




Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 13:11:56 (2 hours ago) 

MILAN (AP) — Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie — the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame. Here are […]
Mariners at Twins: Live coverage as Seattle looks to salvage series win in Minnesota
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:11:54 (2 hours ago) 

Follow along for live play-by-play, commentary and analysis as the Mariners look to stay viable in the AL wild card race.
A hike along Oregon’s Obsidian Trail is 6 bucks well spent
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:11:54 (2 hours ago) 

BEND, Ore. (AP) — After a day spent on the Obsidian Trail exploring the western bases of North and Middle Sister, it is easy to understand why the U.S. Forest Service limits the number of hikers and horseback riders who can enter the area each day. The Obsidian Trailhead provides access to the Pacific Crest […]
Protest is patriotic response to injustice
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:11:54 (2 hours ago) 

In light of last week’s protests over officer-involved shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa, it’s key to remember that sometimes when the machinery of inequality operates silently, challengers have to shout.
‘Magnificent Seven’ rides Denzel’s star power to $35M debut
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:11:54 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. Sony Pictures’ estimate Sunday for “The Magnificent Seven” had the film far ahead of the week’s other new release, Warner Bros.’ “Storks.” The animated […]




Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 13:11:54 (2 hours ago) 

MILAN (AP) — Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie — the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame. Here are […]
Prince George leaves high-fiving Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 13:11:42 (2 hours ago) 
High-five? Low-five? How about a handshake? Nope.
'I felt stronger than I ever had': Rape victim stares down predator
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 13:11:42 (2 hours ago) 
A young woman who was raped by a man who advertised a room for rent in Sydney, Australia, says she had never felt more powerful and strong after staring her attacker in the face as he was sentenced to 6½ years' jail on Friday.
Debate This! If Clinton vs Trump was a sporting event
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 13:11:41 (2 hours ago) 
Former WWE wrestling executive becoming GOP mega donor
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 13:11:41 (2 hours ago) 




One woman dead, one wounded in St. Paul shooting
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 13:11:41 (2 hours ago) 
One woman was killed and another injured in a shooting shortly after sunrise Sunday in the 700 block of Sims Avenue on St. Paul’s east side.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:11:25 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:11:24 (2 hours ago) 
Tropical Depression EIGHTEEN-E Graphics
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2016-09-25 13:11:13 (2 hours ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:52:42 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:51:33 GMT
Tropical Depression EIGHTEEN-E Wind Speed Probabilities Number 1
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2016-09-25 13:11:13 (2 hours ago) 
Issued at 1700 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 000 FOPZ13 KNHC 251651 PWSEP3 TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN-E SPECIAL WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP182016 1700 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 AT 1700Z THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN-E WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 119.7 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 30 KTS...35 MPH...55 KM/H. Z INDICATES COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (GREENWICH) PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (PDT)...SUBTRACT 7 HOURS FROM Z TIME HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME (HST)...SUBTRACT 10 HOURS FROM Z TIME WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS CHANCES OF SUSTAINED (1-MINUTE AVERAGE) WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST ...34 KT (39 MPH... 63 KM/H)... ...50 KT (58 MPH... 93 KM/H)... ...64 KT (74 MPH...119 KM/H)... FOR LOCATIONS AND TIME PERIODS DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS PROBABILITIES FOR LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN AS OP(CP) WHERE OP IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT BEGINNING DURING AN INDIVIDUAL TIME PERIOD (ONSET PROBABILITY) (CP) IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT OCCURRING BETWEEN 12Z SUN AND THE FORECAST HOUR (CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY) PROBABILITIES ARE GIVEN IN PERCENT X INDICATES PROBABILITIES LESS THAN 1 PERCENT PROBABILITIES FOR 34 KT AND 50 KT ARE SHOWN AT A GIVEN LOCATION WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 3 PERCENT. PROBABILITIES FOR 64 KT ARE SHOWN WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 1 PERCENT. - - - - WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS - - - - FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM TIME 12Z SUN 00Z MON 12Z MON 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 12Z WED 12Z THU PERIODS TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 00Z MON 12Z MON 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 12Z WED 12Z THU 12Z FRI FORECAST HOUR (12) (24) (36) (48) (72) (96) (120) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LOCATION KT ISLA CLARION 34 X 1( 1) X( 1) 3( 4) 2( 6) 1( 7) X( 7) 15N 115W 34 X 1( 1) X( 1) 1( 2) 1( 3) X( 3) X( 3) 20N 115W 34 X X( X) 1( 1) 2( 3) 6( 9) 1(10) X(10) 15N 120W 34 4 3( 7) 2( 9) 2(11) X(11) X(11) X(11) 20N 120W 34 X 1( 1) 2( 3) 6( 9) 4(13) 1(14) X(14) 25N 120W 34 X X( X) X( X) X( X) 1( 1) 1( 2) 2( 4) $$ FORECASTER BROWN




Tropical Depression EIGHTEEN-E Forecast Discussion Number 1
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2016-09-25 13:11:13 (2 hours ago) 
Issued at 1000 AM PDT SUN SEP 25 2016 000 WTPZ43 KNHC 251652 TCDEP3 TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN-E SPECIAL DISCUSSION NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP182016 1000 AM PDT SUN SEP 25 2016 Deep convection associated with the low pressure area located well southwest of the Baja California has become better organized overnight, and early morning visible satellite imagery indicate that the circulation has become better defined. Based on these observations, and Dvorak classifications of T2.0 and T1.5 from TAFB and SAB respectively, advisories are being initiated on a 30-kt tropical depression at this time. The depression is currently located over warm water and within an area of low vertical wind shear, which is favorable for some gradual strengthening today. However, in about 24 hours, the tropical cyclone is forecast to move into an area of higher southwesterly shear caused by large mid- to upper-level low and associated trough over northwestern Mexico. The global models suggest that the shear will become quite strong in 36 to 48 hours as the cyclone begins moving over cooler waters. This should result in a rapid spin down, and the system is likely to become a post-tropical remnant low within 3 days. The official intensity foreast is slightly above the SHIPS guidance but is in good agreement with the intensity consensus. Since the depression is still in its formative stage, the initial motion is a somewhat uncertain 360/4 kt. The cyclone is expected to be steered slowly northward or north-northeastward during the next couple of days around the western portion of a weak mid-level ridge that extends southwestward from southern Mexico. By 72 hours, the low should turn northwestward in the low-level steering flow after it weakens and becomes a vertically shallow system. Although the ECMWF and GFS models are on opposite sides of the guidance envelope, the track models are in general agreement on the overall scenario and the NHC forecast lies near the multi-model consensus. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 25/1700Z 15.6N 119.7W 30 KT 35 MPH 12H 26/0000Z 16.2N 119.6W 35 KT 40 MPH 24H 26/1200Z 16.8N 119.4W 40 KT 45 MPH 36H 27/0000Z 17.4N 119.1W 40 KT 45 MPH 48H 27/1200Z 18.5N 118.3W 40 KT 45 MPH 72H 28/1200Z 21.0N 117.3W 30 KT 35 MPH 96H 29/1200Z 23.0N 118.0W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW 120H 30/1200Z 24.5N 119.5W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW $$ Forecaster Brown
Tropical Depression EIGHTEEN-E Forecast Advisory Number 1
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2016-09-25 13:11:13 (2 hours ago) 
Issued at 1700 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 000 WTPZ23 KNHC 251650 TCMEP3 TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN-E SPECIAL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP182016 1700 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. TROPICAL DEPRESSION CENTER LOCATED NEAR 15.6N 119.7W AT 25/1700Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 30 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 5 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1006 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 15.6N 119.7W AT 25/1700Z AT 25/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 15.2N 119.7W FORECAST VALID 26/0000Z 16.2N 119.6W MAX WIND 35 KT...GUSTS 45 KT. 34 KT... 50NE 70SE 0SW 0NW. FORECAST VALID 26/1200Z 16.8N 119.4W MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 60NE 80SE 0SW 40NW. FORECAST VALID 27/0000Z 17.4N 119.1W MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 60NE 80SE 0SW 40NW. FORECAST VALID 27/1200Z 18.5N 118.3W MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 60NE 80SE 0SW 40NW. FORECAST VALID 28/1200Z 21.0N 117.3W MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 125 NM ON DAY 4 AND 150 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY OUTLOOK VALID 29/1200Z 23.0N 118.0W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT. OUTLOOK VALID 30/1200Z 24.5N 119.5W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 20 KT...GUSTS 30 KT. REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 15.6N 119.7W NEXT ADVISORY AT 25/2100Z $$ FORECASTER BROWN
Summary for Tropical Depression EIGHTEEN-E (EP3/EP182016)
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2016-09-25 13:11:13 (2 hours ago) 
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS WELL SOUTHWEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA... As of 10:00 AM PDT Sun Sep 25 the center of EIGHTEEN-E was located near 15.6, -119.7 with movement N at 6 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.
Reds mourn death of Marlins' Jose Fernandez
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 13:10:37 (2 hours ago) 

Reds bullpen coach Ted Power was a member of the 1993 Indians when a boating accident took the lives of two teammates.

        
First quarter: Bengals 0, Broncos 0
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 13:10:37 (2 hours ago) 

The Denver Broncos visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

        




US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Syria
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 13:10:19 (2 hours ago) 
The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, accuses Russia of "barbarism" in Syria.
Debate This! If Clinton vs Trump was a sporting event
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-09-25 13:10:18 (2 hours ago) 
Almost 46 years to the day after the NFL first staked a claim on Monday night, there's finally a better matchup on another channel....
Sweetie Pie's restaurant in Dellwood opens despite suspicious fire on roof
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 13:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
DELLWOOD • The Sweetie Pie's soul food restaurant here opened on time Sunday despite a suspicious fire that damaged the roof hours earlier.
Atlanta’s last day in the 90s?
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-09-25 13:01:44 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:01:05 (2 hours ago) 




Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 13:01:05 (2 hours ago) 
Clinton vs. Trump: Everything you need to know about the first debate
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:52:04 (2 hours ago) 

With an audience that is expected to be yuuuge, the first debate offers many viewing options.

       
Tropical Depression Eighteen-E - East Pacific
  Source: Tropical Advisories from Weather Underground 2016-09-25 12:52:02 (2 hours ago) 
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Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 15.6N 119.7W | Movement: N

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Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 12:51:57 (2 hours ago) 

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital. A 23-year-old female officer suffered life-threatening injuries while her 26-year-old male partner was also seriously wounded in the blast late Saturday while they were on foot patrol in […]
‘Patch’ Adams to perform for adults with disabilities
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 12:51:57 (2 hours ago) 

ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) — A doctor made famous in the 1998 movie “Patch Adams” will perform as a clown at a Massachusetts learning center for adults with disabilities. Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams is known for using humor and creativity to treat patients. He was played in the movie by the late comedian and actor Robin […]




Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:51:56 (2 hours ago) 

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital. A 23-year-old female officer suffered life-threatening injuries while her 26-year-old male partner was also seriously wounded in the blast late Saturday while they were on foot patrol in […]
‘Patch’ Adams to perform for adults with disabilities
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:51:56 (2 hours ago) 

ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) — A doctor made famous in the 1998 movie “Patch Adams” will perform as a clown at a Massachusetts learning center for adults with disabilities. Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams is known for using humor and creativity to treat patients. He was played in the movie by the late comedian and actor Robin […]
Fire erupts at Owens Corning insulation plant in Newark
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2016-09-25 12:51:47 (2 hours ago) 
Firefighters from several departments are on the scene of a working fire that erupted Sunday morning at the Owens Corning insulation plant in Newark. The blaze was reported at 11:10 a.m., according to Newark fire dispatcher.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};
Donald Trump asks Bill Clinton's mistress to presidential debate - then uninvites her
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 12:51:43 (2 hours ago) 
Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump has flip-flopped after inviting ex-president Bill Clinton's former mistress to this week's first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.
'Patch' Adams to perform for adults with disabilities
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 12:51:43 (2 hours ago) 




Krebs Is Back Online Thanks To Google's Project Shield
  Source: Slashdot 2016-09-25 12:51:39 (2 hours ago) 
"After the massive 600mbps DDOS attack on KrebsOnSecurity.com that forced Akamai to withdraw their (pro-bono) DDOS protection, krebsonsecurity.com is now back online, hosted by Google," reports Slashdot reader Gumbercules!!. "I am happy to report that the site is back up -- this time under Project Shield, a free program run by Google to help protect journalists from online censorship," Brian Krebs wrote today, adding "The economics of mitigating large-scale DDoS attacks do not bode well for protecting the individual user, to say nothing of independent journalists...anyone with an axe to grind and the willingness to learn a bit about the technology can become an instant, self-appointed global censor." [T]he Internet can't route around censorship when the censorship is all-pervasive and armed with, for all practical purposes, near-infinite reach and capacity. I call this rather unwelcome and hostile development the "The Democratization of Censorship...." [E]vents of the past week have convinced me that one of the fastest-growing censorship threats on the Internet today comes not from nation-states, but from super-empowered individuals who have been quietly building extremely potent cyber weapons with transnational reach... Akamai and its sister company Prolexic have stood by me through countless attacks over the past four years. It just so happened that this last siege was nearly twice the size of the next-largest attack they had ever seen before. Once it became evident that the assault was beginning to cause problems for the company's paying customers, they explained that the choice to let my site go was a business decision, pure and simple... In an interview with The Boston Globe, Akamai executives said the attack -- if sustained -- likely would have cost the company millions of dollars. One site told Krebs that Akamai-style protection would cost him $150,000 a year. "Ask yourself how many independent journalists could possibly afford that kind of protection money?" He suspects the attack was a botnet of enslaved IoT devices -- mainly cameras, DVRs, and routers -- but says the situation is exacerbated by the failure of many ISPs to implement the BCP38 security standard to filter spoofed traffic, "allowing systems on their networks to be leveraged in large-scale DDoS attacks... the biggest offenders will continue to fly under the radar of public attention unless and until more pressure is applied by hardware and software makers, as well as ISPs that are doing the right thing... What appears to be missing is any sense of urgency to address the DDoS threat on a coordinated, global scale."

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Cleveland man shot dead after bullets sail through bedroom window
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 12:51:30 (2 hours ago) 
J.W. James was inside his bedroom Saturday morning when shots fired outside sailed through the wall and struck him in the head, Cleveland police said.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:51:25 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:51:25 (2 hours ago) 
High Speed Involved in Marlins Pitcher's Deadly Boating Accident
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-09-25 12:51:12 (2 hours ago) 
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation also confirmed at a press conference that Miami Marlins pitcher Jos? Fern?ndez and the other two victims we




Russia threatened with war crimes probe over Syria
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
Activists say Russian planes leaving “terrifying” trail of death, killing dozens of people in renewed assault; 250,000 believed trapped
Panthers-Vikings game declared “Extraordinary Event”
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
Declaration allows police more latitude to stop demonstrations amid fears protests over police shooting will affect football game
Charles Osgood: A life in broadcasting
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
Rita Braver journeys with Charles Osgood across his news career, from his beginnings in radio, through his early TV days.
Charles Osgood tribute: "CBS This Morning," "Today," "GMA"
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
The morning news anchors from CBS, NBC and ABC pay homage to the host of CBS' long-running "Sunday Morning."
From 1982: Keith Haring
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
In this profile which originally aired on October 20, 1982, Charles Osgood meets the subway graffiti artist whose paintings took Soho by storm.




From 2003: The artist Tony Bennett
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
Charles Osgood offers a portrait of friendship - the special bond between artist Everett Raymond Kinstler and painter Anthony Benedetto, better known to the world as singer Tony Bennett. Originally broadcast on November 7, 2003.
Charles Osgood, music man
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
For the past 22 years, "Sunday Morning" didn't need a house band. We had Charles Osgood, who was his own accompanist, on the piano or the banjo. Anthony Mason reports on the anchor's musical proclivities.
"Sunday Morning" contributors' tributes to Charles Osgood
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
Critics and commentators David Edelstein, Bill Flanagan, Nancy Giles, David Pogue, Faith Salie and Ben Stein share their love for the departing host of "Sunday Morning."
Charles Osgood: Poet-in-residence
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 12:51:10 (2 hours ago) 
Straight from the news, his subjects he'd choose: Martha Teichner with an ode to CBS News' resident wit and poet laureate, Charles Osgood.
Debate commission chief: Candidates should fact-check each other
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 12:50:39 (2 hours ago) 
The head of the Commission on Presidential Debates has some advice for debate moderators this fall: leave the fact-checking to the candidates.




Ryan on Trump's inner cities comments
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 12:50:38 (2 hours ago) 
House Speaker Paul Ryan broke with Donald Trump's description of predominantly African American communities, saying he wouldn't have compared inner cities to Afghanistan or said they are faring worse than ever.
Officials: José Fernández killed in boat crash
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 12:50:38 (2 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández was killed early Sunday in a boating accident, according to officials.
Russia threatened with war crimes probe over Syria as dozens killed
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 12:50:35 (2 hours ago) 
Trump camp clarifies its debate invite position on Gennifer Flowers
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 12:50:35 (2 hours ago) 
Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 12:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital....




Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 12:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital....
Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 12:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital....
Shots fired at Atlanta convenience store
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-09-25 12:41:20 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:41:02 (2 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:41:02 (2 hours ago) 




The Latest: Mall Shooting Victim Was Probation Officer
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 12:40:01 (2 hours ago) 
Authorities say one of the five victims in the deadly Washington state mall shooting was a probation officer
When insurers deny treatment for drug addiction
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:32:07 (3 hours ago) 

Addiction doctors say insurance barriers to medication that can save lives are instead putting them at risk for death.

       
Donald Trump Campaign Now Says Gennifer Flowers Will Not Attend the Presidential Debate
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:32:05 (3 hours ago) 
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Huskies an early 2.5-point favorite against Stanford
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:31:59 (3 hours ago) 

Stanford needed a last-minute drive to beat UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.
The Latest: Mall shooting victim was probation officer
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 12:31:43 (3 hours ago) 




Live: Vikings take on the Panthers in Charlotte
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:31:42 (3 hours ago) 
Watch the Vikings-Carolina game with us for game updates, social media, photos and more. We'll be here from before the opening kickoff until the final play.
Rocker Grace Potter Honors Women of NASA in Music Video
  Source: SPACE.com 2016-09-25 12:31:41 (3 hours ago) 
Singer-songwriter Grace Potter debuted an inspiring new space-themed music video highlighting the accomplishments of past, present and future women of NASA.
‘From Paradise to Hell’: How an Aid Convoy in Syria Was Blown Apart
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 12:31:29 (3 hours ago) 
Interviews with aid workers, rescuers and residents, along with video and photographic evidence, point to a coordinated attack by Russian or Syrian aircraft, probably both.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:31:27 (3 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:31:26 (3 hours ago) 




Shots fired at Atlanta convenience store
  Source: News from Georgia and the region 2016-09-25 12:31:24 (3 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters plan to block entrances to Panthers game: Report
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-09-25 12:31:15 (3 hours ago) 

Protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, are reportedly planning to disrupt Sunday’s football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Police received word on Saturday evening that demonstrators are planning to meet at a nearby park before heading to Bank of America Stadium ...

Charlotte protesters plan to block entrances to Panthers game: Report
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-09-25 12:30:51 (3 hours ago) 

Protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, are reportedly planning to disrupt Sunday’s football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Police received word on Saturday evening that demonstrators are planning to meet at a nearby park before heading to Bank of America Stadium ...

Don't expect a Lincoln-Douglas debate, but it could teach us a lot
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 12:30:41 (3 hours ago) 
Trump and Clinton will face different challenges during Monday night's debate, says Julian Zelizer
Algeria train collision injures at least 78
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 12:30:39 (3 hours ago) 
Scores of passengers were injured when two trains collided in Algeria on Saturday.




Baseball player suspended over Black Lives Matter tweets - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-09-25 12:30:39 (3 hours ago) 
Technically Incorrect: Seattle's pro baseball team suspends catcher Steve Clevenger for, among other things, calling the group pathetic after the Charlotte protests.
UC: 5 takeaways from win over Miami
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 12:30:39 (3 hours ago) 

Five takeaways from the Cincinnati Bearcats' 27-20 win over Miami

        
Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 12:30:34 (3 hours ago) 

Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas as a family of four.

Charlotte nibbled on her finger while being held by Kate as they were greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Ted Cruz says decision to endorse Donald Trump was 'agonizing'
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 12:30:34 (3 hours ago) 

Ted Cruz appears uncomfortable defending the man he says he'll vote for in November, Donald Trump. Addressing a policy forum organized by The Texas Tribune, the Texas senator said Saturday it was "agonizing" making the decision to back Trump, whom he once called a "pathological liar" and "serial...

Live updates: Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. kickoff
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 12:30:34 (3 hours ago) 
Check out all the real-time observations and analysis from the Sun Sentinel writers on the scene at the Dolphins' home opener against the Browns.




In pictures
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2016-09-25 12:30:22 (3 hours ago) 
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Canada with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for a royal tour, five years after they first visited the country as newly-weds.
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 12:30:22 (3 hours ago) 
James Maddison curls in a wonderful late free-kick as Aberdeen beat Rangers in their first meeting in over four years.
Champions League of Darts: Michael van Gerwen through as Phil Taylor misses nine-darter
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 12:30:22 (3 hours ago) 
Michael van Gerwen beats Peter Wright to set up a semi-final against Gary Anderson at the PDC Champions League of Darts.
2 small planes collide in air and crash in western NY
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 12:30:20 (3 hours ago) 
NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air, then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo....
2 small planes collide in air and crash in western NY
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 12:30:19 (3 hours ago) 
NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air, then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo....




Sweetie Pie's restaurant in Dellwood opening despite fire
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 12:30:02 (3 hours ago) 
DELLWOOD • The Sweetie Pie's soul food restaurant here planned to open at 11:30 a.m. Sunday despite a suspicious fire that damaged the roof hours earlier. The store was the first in a group of Sweetie Pie's locations featured in…
Police: Washington mall shooting suspect 'zombie-like' at arrest
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 12:21:07 (3 hours ago) 
Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 12:21:07 (3 hours ago) 
Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 12:21:07 (3 hours ago) 
Police respond to shooting near CSUN campus
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 12:21:07 (3 hours ago) 

NORTHRIDGE >> Police responding to a shooting Sunday call near Cal State Northridge came upon a victim that had been "battered," and a police search operation was underway.

The shooting call came in from the 9800 block of Zelzah Avenue, near Lassen Street, at about 8 a.m.

One suspect was is in police custody and officers were searching for another suspect at 9 a.





Karl Dietrich Bracher, German Historian of Nazi Era, Dies at 94
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-09-25 12:21:05 (3 hours ago) 
Professor Bracher, who was born in 1922, refused to absolve his own generation of complicity in the horrors of Nazism.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:21:04 (3 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:21:04 (3 hours ago) 
Economic Preview: Is Yellen right about stronger growth? Things can only get better, economists say
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:20:59 (3 hours ago) 
Data on housing and manufacturing will offer clues about how the economy is performing in the second half of the year following two dismal quarters.
Live Blog: Baltimore Ravens at Jaguars
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-09-25 12:20:45 (3 hours ago) 

Trying to avoid an 0-3 start to the season, the Jaguars take on the 2-0 Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m. Sunday at EverBank Field. 

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Bernie Sanders' Online Guru Explains How Hillary Can Win the Digital War Against Trump
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2016-09-25 12:20:15 (3 hours ago) 
Click here for reuse options! Clinton can make the debates great again.

“I was totally against the war in Iraq.”

 

It was the lie heard around the world at the Commander-in-Chief Forum earlier this month. But moderator Matt Lauer failed to rebut Donald Trump’s claim with any of the bevy of evidence available to prove the statement false. It was an enormous blow to have this statement go unchecked, but campaigns can’t control the moderator and need to focus on what they can control. The narrative coming out of the first presidential debate will dominate the news cycle and could set the tone for the final stretch of the campaign. One hundred million people may watch Monday’s debate. If we want to ensure Donald Trump doesn’t get away with lying at the debate, a huge (yuuuge?) digital ad presence will be needed.

Clinton has assembled one of the best teams in modern politics, is raising hundreds of millions of dollars, and has well-funded allies running independent expenditures on her behalf. Yet in key battleground states she is running neck and neck with a reality TV star who bankrupts businesses, incites racial violence and thinks America will be great as long as we have a giant wall on the border with Mexico. Why is this? Because Trump is a master of media, and has proven wrong anyone who ever doubted the adage “any press is good press.” The world of media has completely changed. When running against a non-traditional candidate such as Trump it’s clear the TV ads are not working.

Trump’s source of power — the reason he can bypass advertising altogether — is social media. The formula is simple. He posts something outrageous and gets millions of dollars in free media again and again. It doesn’t matter if he contradicts the facts or even himself. He plays the media for fools, and then benefits from all the stories explaining how he is playing them for fools. TV advertising can’t come close to competing with the attention that Trump’s free media is garnering. To compete, the Clinton campaign needs to do its best to disarm Donald Trump — it needs to spend millions in social media and search advertising to reduce the effectiveness of Trump’s key weapon.

Over the last five years TV viewership has plummeted among those under 49. Those who are watching TV are more distracted than ever because of the second-screen effect. Clinton’s campaign missed out on a golden opportunity to embrace the second screen during the Olympics. They made major TV buys and the spots were great, but they failed to match that with major digital advertising to reach the millions of Americans that use social media while watching the Olympics. In today’s very noisy media world, you have to plan to promote your content if you want the right people to see it. You can’t just assume that because a D.C. reporter tweeted out praise around your hard-hitting video, that a critical undecided voter in Ohio saw it.

TV ads still do work, but their effect is greatly diminished from 2012. Yet most campaign consultants rely on the decades-old “truth” that buying 1,000 points of television ads is what you should do to persuade someone. The commercial space has drastically changed how they advertise, but the political world is stuck in the ’90s. As the Director of Digital Advertising for Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign, I oversaw more digital advertising than any other 2016 campaign and more than all the 2008 campaigns combined. Those investments gave us the edge we needed to make up for an enormous gap in name recognition and establishment support, ultimately winning more votes from young voters than Clinton and Trump combined. However, according to the latest reports filed with the FEC, Hillary for America has spent just $11.6 million on digital advertising — that’s less than 10 percent of its paid media budget. This is a far cry from commercial spending on digital, which is nearing 50 percent. Clinton’s lopsided spending on TV is compounded by recent polling that makes it clear that her problem in states like Ohio is a generation gap — and not the generation that still watches TV. Voters 18 to 34 years old will most likely decide the fate of this year’s presidential election.

After several days of media focus on her longstanding problem appealing to young voters, the Clinton campaign just announced they are reserving $30 million in digital advertising placements. While one could say that should have been done long ago (it should have!), this is good news. Now Clinton’s team must put this investment to work — starting with Monday’s first presidential debate.

Digital advertising is now vital to a candidate’s overall debate game plan. While we were able to take advantage of Clinton’s 20th-century media tactics numerous times during the primary, the debates, in particular, gave us an opportunity to make sure Sanders’ message was being seen more than Clinton’s. Starting with #DebateWithBernie in the first Republican debate, and in every Democratic debate after that, we used rapid response Twitter, Facebook and Google search ads to help amplify Sanders’ performance and complement more traditional fact-checking being done by the communications team. It takes a great deal of planning: setting up ad placements in advance, creating infographics, videos and other creative products on the issues or lies you anticipate will be addressed. All of this must be closely coordinated with the email and digital fundraising team as well as the communications team. This immense preparation and coordination is what frees up the capacity to recognize and take advantage of the unexpected key moments in real time. These key moments can shift an entire narrative, raise millions in grassroots donations, and energize voters.

With Trump on the stage, fact-checking will undoubtedly be a critical component of Clinton’s debate plan. A large investment in digital ads during the first debate could counter the lies more than any organic efforts. For one thing, trust in media has plummeted in recent years. For another, the way we access news is more fragmented than ever. Then, there’s the fact we are in a situation where it doesn’t matter how much the media says Trump is lying. The best way to counter a lie is to make sure someone witnessing it is presented with the truth as quickly as possible (like in their Facebook or Twitter feed during the debate), or when they search on Google to see if a particular claim or statement is true that they are presented with the truth in as noticeable a spot as possible (like the spot reserved for ads).

Of course, it’s not enough to not be Trump — Clinton has to share her vision for the future as well. As with Sanders, Clinton’s most compelling message is that the deck is still stacked for those at the top. I believe the first debate will be a perfect opportunity to outline her plan for fixing this. By communicating the facts and consistently and authentically reaching out to voters where they spend time (on their smartphones, of course), Clinton can make that much needed connection with younger voters and win this election. And America needs her to do just that.

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  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 12:20:01 (3 hours ago) 
The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air and crashed in western New York south of Buffalo
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Lengthy Jury Selection in Charleston Church Shootings Begins
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 12:20:01 (3 hours ago) 
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Washington mall shooting suspect to face 5 murder charges
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:13:37 (3 hours ago) 

No evidence points to terrorism in fatal shooting at mall in Washington state, FBI says.

        
Washington mall shooting suspect to face 5 murder charges
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 12:13:36 (3 hours ago) 

No evidence points to terrorism in fatal shooting at mall in Washington state, FBI says.

       
Airstrikes Kill at Least 23 in Aleppo, Activists Say
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Inside the Finals Hours of Debate Prep for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
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Charlotte protesters plan to block entrances to Panthers game: Report
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2016-09-25 12:13:33 (3 hours ago) 

Protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, are reportedly planning to disrupt Sunday’s football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Police received word on Saturday evening that demonstrators are planning to meet at a nearby park before heading to Bank of America Stadium ...





2 small planes collide in air and crash in western NY
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo. The FAA says it happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in North Collins, New York. One of the planes was a Cessna 120; the make of the other was aircraft […]
Mother: Love for abducted Minnesota boy ‘will never die’
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) — People are gathered to remember an abducted Minnesota boy whose remains were found after a search of nearly three decades. A public memorial service was being held Sunday for 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. Jacob was kidnapped in 1989. His killer confessed this […]
Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico’s Gulf coast
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume of smoke from the burning ship could […]
Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church. The 22-year-old Roof is charged with hate crimes and other […]
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NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo. The FAA says it happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in North Collins, New York. One of the planes was a Cessna 120; the make of the other was aircraft […]




Mother: Love for abducted Minnesota boy ‘will never die’
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  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

College tuition may be daunting, but so are the conversations about how to pay for it. Experts say it pays off for parents talk with children early and often about how to cover higher education costs. Here are a few of their tips: START EARLY: Start talking to your kids as young as possible, said […]
Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico’s Gulf coast
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume of smoke from the burning ship could […]
Joe Davis prepares to take over Dodgers booth from Scully
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Vin Scully closes out his career broadcasting Los Angeles Dodgers games, his successor is waiting in the wings. Joe Davis has been working road games for the team this season, warming up for next year when the 28-year-old moves into Scully’s old booth full-time. Davis shares a philosophy with Scully: […]
Campfire ban eased on both sides of the Cascades, but caution still needs to be addressed when heading out to the woods
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

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Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 12:13:29 (3 hours ago) 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church. The 22-year-old Roof is charged with hate crimes and other […]
Both Campaign Shift Focus to the Moderator
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-09-25 12:13:16 (3 hours ago) 

Rick Klein: “The public’s expectations are clear: 47 percent of Americans expect Hillary Clinton to win Monday’s first presidential debate, compared to only 33 percent for Donald Trump. As for the campaigns’ expectations, they’re focused on the moderator. Critical to both sides is the role of Lester Holt. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said on ‘This Week’ that it’s ‘unfair’ to expect Clinton to fact-check Trump… Mook’s counterpart on the Trump campaign, Kellyanne Conway, is working the refs from the opposite direction. ‘I really don’t appreciate campaigns thinking it’s the job of the media to go and be the virtual fact-checkers, and that debate moderators should somehow do their bidding,’ Conway said.”

“The focus on the man in the middle on Monday speaks to how nervous both sides are about the single biggest event of the campaign. But come Tuesday, fact-checks or not, it’s going to be the takeaways from Clinton and Trump – the pieces Mook and Conway both know they can only control so much – that’s likely to last.”

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accuses Russia of war crimes
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Russia may have committed war crimes in Syria, as the UK government joined four other world powers in warning that patience with Moscow is wearing thin.
Black Caps vs India: Spin whizz Ravi Ashwin's pitch assessment doesn't bode well for visitors
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2 small planes collide in air and crash in western NY
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Mother: Love for abducted Minnesota boy 'will never die'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 12:13:13 (3 hours ago) 
How to talk to your kids about college costs
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Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 12:13:13 (3 hours ago) 
U.S. global engagement must continue after Nov. 8, for the good of Ohio and of the nation: Bob Taft and David Wilhelm (Opinion)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 12:12:57 (3 hours ago) 
America's low-cost international affairs programs don't just save immeasurable taxpayer dollars but also the lives of our service members by preventing conflict, write former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and former Democratic National Committee chair David Wilhelm.
Voting restrictions an affront to fundamental American values: Jeremy Jusek (Opinion)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 12:12:57 (3 hours ago) 
Guest columnist Jeremy Jusek argues that voting restrictions are an affront to fundamental American values.




Your right to smoke ends when it harms children: Scott Stevens (Opinion)
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Guest columnist Scott Stevens, founder of the social cessation project, Quitza, argues that smoking rights end when it harms children.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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In bridge trial, a flawed star witness is the center of attention
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:12:43 (3 hours ago) 
NEWARK, N.J. - David Wildstein's big, boxlike desk phone with numerous buttons was conspicuous. His colleagues at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wondered if it was configured to spy on them.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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In bridge trial, a flawed star witness is the center of attention
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Ryan on Trump's inner cities comments: 'That's not how I would describe it'
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 12:11:37 (3 hours ago) 
House Speaker Paul Ryan broke with Donald Trump's description of predominantly African American communities, saying he wouldn't have compared inner cities to Afghanistan or said they are faring worse than ever.
Charles Osgood signs off from 'CBS Sunday Morning' after 22 years
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 12:11:37 (3 hours ago) 
Charles Osgood's last show as host of "CBS Sunday Morning" was a celebration of his long career, on CBS and elsewhere.
Debate commission chief: Candidates should fact-check each other
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 12:11:37 (3 hours ago) 
Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, tells CNN's Brian Stelter that moderators should let the candidates check one another on "accuracy and fairness."
Ryan on Trump's inner cities comments: 'That's not how I would describe it'
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 12:11:36 (3 hours ago) 
House Speaker Paul Ryan broke with Donald Trump's description of predominantly African American communities, saying he wouldn't have compared inner cities to Afghanistan or said they are faring worse than ever.
Bernie Sanders: 2016 is “not the time for a protest vote”
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 12:11:30 (3 hours ago) 




Speedy sausage dogs take to the track
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Speedy sausage dogs take to the track
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Speedy sausage dogs have been entertaining crowds at at Melbourne's annual Dachshund Race.
BHS brand to be revived online in the UK
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The collapsed retailer BHS is re-launching as an online shop, selling some of the most popular items previously available on its website.
Charge over 'chicken shop row' death in Poplar
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A man is charged with murdering a 31-year-old after an alleged disagreement at a chicken shop in east London.
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 12:10:20 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country." But most Americans don't agree with Trump's assessment of Putin's leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Only 24 percent of registered voters say Putin has leadership qualities that would be good for an American president to share, while 71 percent say he does not. In fact, a majority, 56 percent, said th...




Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 12:10:20 (3 hours ago) 
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames....
Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 12:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames....
Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 12:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames....
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 12:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...
Fernandez learned baseball alongside Cardinals rookie Diaz, in Cuba
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 12:10:02 (3 hours ago) 
'I’m here because of his dad,' Fernandez said several years ago. The Marlins ace died Sunday morning in a boating accident in Miami.




US terror attacks' common denominator: Anwar al-Awlaki
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 12:01:06 (3 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins say baseball player Jose Fernandez has been killed
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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In bridge trial, a flawed star witness is the center of attention
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 12:01:02 (3 hours ago) 
NEWARK, N.J. - David Wildstein's big, boxlike desk phone with numerous buttons was conspicuous. His colleagues at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wondered if it was configured to spy on them.




Authorities: 1 Child, 3 Adults Dead in House Fire
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 12:00:01 (3 hours ago) 
Authorities say three adults and one child have died in an early morning fire at a home in Massachusetts
As debate nears, breaking down the body language of Trump, Clinton
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:52:09 (3 hours ago) 

Each nominee has flaws, a communications consultant finds.

       
In the primary debates, Trump showed what he'll bring to battle with Clinton
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:52:09 (3 hours ago) 

Here are some key elements of Trump’s primary debate performances.

       
Official: Jose Fernandez died from crash impact, not drowning
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:52:09 (3 hours ago) 

A boat carrying the Marlins pitcher was traveling at a significant speed when it struck rocks.

       
1 Man Killed in Shooting Near University of Illinois Campus
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:52:07 (3 hours ago) 
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Authorities: 1 child, 3 adults dead in house fire
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 11:52:02 (3 hours ago) 

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say three adults and one child have died in an early morning fire at a home in Massachusetts. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Greenfield fire Chief Robert Strahan say it happened Sunday at a single-family home in Greenfield, about 40 miles north of Springfield. The cause of the […]
Authorities: 1 child, 3 adults dead in house fire
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:52:02 (3 hours ago) 

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say three adults and one child have died in an early morning fire at a home in Massachusetts. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Greenfield fire Chief Robert Strahan say it happened Sunday at a single-family home in Greenfield, about 40 miles north of Springfield. The cause of the […]
Nationals follow frustrating 2015 season with NL East title
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:52:02 (3 hours ago) 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dusty Baker couldn’t help but smile as he watched his players pour champagne and beer on each other. The Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years on Saturday night. They beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and watched on TV in the clubhouse as the New York Mets […]
Tyson Fury 'almost at breaking point' and seeking help - uncle
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 11:51:49 (3 hours ago) 
Tyson Fury is "almost at breaking point" and receiving professional help, his uncle said in an interview days after the world champion was declared medically unfit to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight crowns against Wladamir Klitschko.
Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 11:51:48 (3 hours ago) 




Authorities: 1 child, 3 adults dead in house fire
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 11:51:48 (3 hours ago) 
California Launches Mandatory Data Collection For Police Use-of-Force
  Source: Slashdot 2016-09-25 11:51:46 (3 hours ago) 
An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes the AP: All 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool launched Thursday to report and help track every time officers use force that causes serious injuries... The tool, named URSUS for the bear on California's flag, includes fields for the race of those injured and the officers involved, how their interaction began and why force was deemed necessary. "It's sort of like TurboTax for use-of-force incidents," said Justin Erlich, a special assistant attorney general overseeing the data collection and analysis. Departments must report the data under a new state law passed last November. Though some departments already tracked such data on their own, many did not... "As a country, we must engage in an honest, transparent, and data-driven conversation about police use of force," California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a news release. It's an open source tool developed by Bayes Impact, and California plans to share the code with other interested law enforcement agencies across the country. Only three other states currently require their police departments to track data about use-of-force incidents, "but their systems aren't digital, and in Colorado's case, only capture shootings."

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Jane Pauley to take over for Charles Osgood on 'CBS Sunday Morning'
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 11:51:34 (3 hours ago) 
Osgood is retiring after 22 years at CBS.
N.F.L. Week 3: Schedule and Predictions
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 11:51:30 (3 hours ago) 
Six teams in the N.F.L. are winless this season. Here’s what to expect in Week 3.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:51:26 (3 hours ago) 
Gridlock Guy: Transportation officials urge use of Zipper Merge
  Source: News from Georgia and the region 2016-09-25 11:51:24 (3 hours ago) 
Trump Lags Romney's 2012 Numbers With White Voters
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:51:18 (3 hours ago) 
Almanac: Charles Osgood Wood
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 11:51:12 (3 hours ago) 
Tracy Smith traces the life story of the veteran CBS newsman Charles Osgood Wood, and to Baltimore, Md., where the young baseball fan, newspaper delivery boy, and music student returned to the city of his youth, from a report originally broadcast in 2005.
Charles Osgood tribute: Scott Pelley, David Muir and Lester Holt
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 11:51:12 (3 hours ago) 
The network news anchors from CBS, ABC and NBC pay homage to a broadcast trailblazer.




Broncos at Bengals live: Dennard active, Kroft starts
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 11:50:39 (3 hours ago) 

The Denver Broncos visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

        
"Sunday Morning" Almanac: Charles Osgood Wood
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 11:50:36 (3 hours ago) 
The democratization of censorship: when anyone can kill as site as effective as a government can
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-09-25 11:50:22 (3 hours ago) 

On the eve of the Stuxnet attacks, half a decade ago, I found myself discussing what it all meant with William Gibson (I'd just interviewed him on stage in London), and I said, "I think the most significant thing about any of these sophisticated, government-backed attacks is that they will eventually turn into a cheap and easy weapon that technically unskilled people can deploy for petty grievances." We haven't quite got there yet with Stuxnet, but there's a whole class of "advanced persistent threat" techniques that are now in the hands of fringey criminals who deploy them at the smallest provocation. (more…)

Women's Super League One: Manchester City Women 2-0 Chelsea Ladies
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 11:50:21 (3 hours ago) 
Manchester City Women beat Chelsea Ladies 2-0 to win the Women's Super League title for the first time.
Jane Pauley takes over 'CBS Sunday Morning'
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 11:50:02 (3 hours ago) 
She replacess retiring host Charles Osgood.




Fire weather warnings remain in effect for parts of LA County
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 11:42:10 (3 hours ago) 
Multi-vehicle crash causes partial closure of 134 Freeway in Toluca Lake
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 11:42:10 (3 hours ago) 
North Hollywood liquor store clerk shot, killed during robbery
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 11:42:10 (3 hours ago) 
National anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-09-25 11:42:10 (3 hours ago) 
Preoccupations: What I Learned From a Stroke at 26: Make Time to Untangle
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-09-25 11:42:04 (3 hours ago) 
After a stroke at work, an employee at a venture-backed start-up learns to adjust his professional priorities and take a break from the daily sprint.




In a Roundabout Way, a Maine Town’s Future May Turn on a Traffic Issue
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-09-25 11:42:04 (3 hours ago) 
Boothbay will vote on a measure to add a traffic roundabout to a main road, which some see as the beginning of the end for “a cozy, treasured spot.”
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:41:52 (3 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:41:52 (3 hours ago) 
Residents Evacuate Areas of Cedar Rapids Ahead of Flooding
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 11:40:01 (3 hours ago) 
Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa's second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River
Pence: Gennifer Flowers will not be at debate
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:33:42 (4 hours ago) 

Despite tweet from Donald Trump, running mate says Flowers won't attend Monday's showdown

       




Five Signs Electing Trump Could End Legal Abortion
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-09-25 11:33:40 (4 hours ago) 

For the longest time, abortion opponents were wary of businessman Donald Trump. They knew he used to profess his opinion that abortion should be legal, that he was still pretty new to the GOP, and they worried that they would not be able to count on him to at the very least appoint the type of Supreme Court justices they need if they ever want to see Roe v. Wade overturned or even potentially bring legal abortion to an end federally.

Every time Trump tried to talk their talk he managed to fail, such as when he failed to completely condemn Planned Parenthood, or when he went to the other extreme and said women who had illegal abortions should be punished for their actions.

However, now that he is officially the only thing standing in the way of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ending up in the White House, anti-abortion activists have come to terms with him in a "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" sort of way. In return for that grudging support, Trump is moving even farther to the extremes on the right to access a legal, safe abortion.

Here are five signs that if Trump is elected, it could end legal abortion for good.

1) He has been endorsed by Operation Rescue leader Troy Newman.

Anyone who follows the news on the head of one of the country's most effective anti-abortion activist groups knows that Newman has been a staunch and loyal advocate for Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president. But with Cruz out of the running, and no one left to rally to on the right but Trump, Newman has publicly thrown his hat to the GOP nominee.

"After examining Trump's position on life issues and his assurances that he will appoint conservative, pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, I am convinced that Trump offers our best hope of pushing back the Culture of Death in America," Newman announced in a press release. "We know all too well what we will get with Hillary Clinton, and that is more abortion, more tax funding of abortion, and favors for her campaign contributors at Planned Parenthood. A Clinton presidency will result in more dead babies, and this we cannot allow."

Noting that Trump assured the movement that he would "stand strongly for life," Newman promises that, " No other GOP ticket in history has made such commitments to the Pro-Life Movement."

2) He has brought in the president of the Susan B. Anthony List to advise his campaign.

At the beginning of the GOP primary, Trump was so frightening to the anti-abortion wing of the party that the Susan B. Anthony List – an anti-abortion political action group that originally stated its mission as supporting pro-life women running for office – actually spearheaded an "Anyone But Trump" campaign. They failed in that attempt to get literally any other Republican candidate the party nomination, and now their president herself is joining the Trump team.

"For anti-abortion crusader Marjorie Dannenfelser, Donald Trump has been an acquired taste," reports Vice News. "The president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion non-profit, Dannenfelser has been vocally opposed to Trump this election, 'speaking out and urging Republican caucus-goers and voters to support anyone but Donald Trump' in an open letter posted on her group's site in January. But that was several months ago, and much has changed: Trump is now the nominee, for one thing. As of Friday, Dannenfelser will now join fellow ex-'Never Trump' conservatives in their assimilation, chairing his coalition of 'pro-life' leaders."

3) He has totally reversed himself on Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood has become the GOP boogeyman for all that is wrong in the country when it comes to reproductive rights. They promote age appropriate sex ed, they help people access affordable contraception and preventative sexual health services and treatments for STIs, they offer emergency contraception and in some clinics even early and later abortion care.

Perhaps most damning, they support politicians who do the same. The social conservative wing of the GOP wants them defunded at a minimum and all their clinics closed for good if at all possible.

Yet back in early debates, Trump stated, "As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I'm pro-life, I'm totally against abortion having to do with Planned Parenthood. But millions and millions of women -- cervical cancer, breast cancer -- are helped by Planned Parenthood. So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly."

Now, in his new letter announcing Dannenfelser's new appointment, Trump has recommitted himself to the idea of completely defunding the healthcare provider as along as any clinics in their network offers abortion services.

4) He's even drawing in some pro-life Democrats.

To be fair, Steve Wenzel hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in years, arguing that the party is now so extreme on abortion that he cannot support them. But the Minnesota man and former Democrat turned Independent who took every avenue possible to support any GOP candidate but Donald Trump heading into the GOP convention has now announced he'll be supporting him financially and otherwise in the general.

"I'm not enthusiastic about Donald Trump but in comparison with Hillary Clinton it's easy to get enthused, because the alternative is so much worse," he told a local conservative news site. And he may not be the only pro-life Democrat making that decision.

5) A Trump win would mean a conservative wave, and we saw what happened last time that occurred.

If Trump makes it into the White House, that means that his coat-tails likely dragged a mass of Senators and Representatives (and state legislators, and governors, and so on) into the winner's column, too. That means, as Rebecca Traister points out, that we will have a conservative wave that makes 2010 look insignificant in comparison. And as we all remember, the Tea Party wave was what threatened to all but overturn Roe in the first place, and still manages to make abortion highly inaccessible for many across the country because of new restrictions and clinic closures.

"If Donald Trump is elected president, it will likely be with a Republican congress and Supreme Court seats to fill. He could do every single one of the things he's promising anti-abortion activists he will do. And those things would return women, in a very real way -- in a way that is already happening in state and local jurisdictions around the country -- to their secondary status: unable to exert full control over their bodies; barred from making choices about whether or when to bear children based on their health, their economic, or familial status, or the condition of the fetuses they carry," Traister writes. "Donald Trump would like to return us to a nation of forced births, with women's bodies as the vessels."

Major League Baseball Players Mourn Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:33:39 (4 hours ago) 
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Still no will, but work to settle Prince estate forges ahead
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 11:33:33 (4 hours ago) 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Work to settle Prince’s estate is moving forward, and a closed hearing is expected to be held this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that’s managing the estate. Court papers say only that the dispute involves “confidential business agreements.” Five months after the musician’s […]
Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 11:33:33 (4 hours ago) 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa’s second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River. The river crested Saturday night in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which are about 55 miles upstream from Cedar Rapids. Water levels in those two cities were slightly lower […]
Moscow readies for 1st English visit since Marseille clashes
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:33:32 (4 hours ago) 

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police are readying for Tottenham’s game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, the first visit by an English club to Russia since clashes between the two countries’ fans marred the European championship, though a repeat of that mass violence appears unlikely. Russian and English fans clashed repeatedly in Marseille before and after […]




Still no will, but work to settle Prince estate forges ahead
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:33:32 (4 hours ago) 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Work to settle Prince’s estate is moving forward, and a closed hearing is expected to be held this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that’s managing the estate. Court papers say only that the dispute involves “confidential business agreements.” Five months after the musician’s […]
Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:33:32 (4 hours ago) 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa’s second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River. The river crested Saturday night in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which are about 55 miles upstream from Cedar Rapids. Water levels in those two cities were slightly lower […]
State Poll Roundup: Sunday
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-09-25 11:33:18 (4 hours ago) 

Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race:

Virginia: Clinton 45%, Trump 37% (CBS News/YouGov)

Colorado: Clinton 40%, Trump 39% (CBS News/YouGov)

Maine: Clinton 40%, Trump 36% (UNH)

Missouri: Trump 46%, Clinton 37% (YouGov)

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Trump Campaign Changes Tone on Debate Moderator
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-09-25 11:33:18 (4 hours ago) 

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway today NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt who will preside over Monday night’s presidential debate a “respected, brilliant newsman,” a sharp change in tone for the campaign, which in recent days has claimed they don’t feel Trump will be treated fairly in the debates, ABC News reports.

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Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 11:33:16 (4 hours ago) 




Still no will, but work to settle Prince estate forges ahead
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 11:33:16 (4 hours ago) 
Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 11:33:16 (4 hours ago) 
Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington
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Souhan: Vikings can turn to defense when everything else goes wrong
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:33:15 (4 hours ago) 
For the first time since Tony Dungy worked here in the mid-’90s, the Vikings are built to win with defense.
All quiet at Bank of America Stadium as Vikings arrive without incident
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:33:15 (4 hours ago) 
CHARLOTTE — All is relatively quiet right now, a couple of hours before game time, at Bank of America Stadium, where the Vikings and Panthers will kick off as scheduled a little after 1 p.m. local time. The unrest in the city has died down after violent protests were sparked Tuesday night and Wednesday night following a police shooting. There were internet rumors of civil demonstrations being planned to take place outside of the stadium this morning. But if they are happening somewhere, they have yet to impact today’s game. All five Vikings team buses arrived at the stadium without incident and some players are already out on the field for early warmups. The final two buses, for the late sleepers, just pulled in to the stadium a little bit ago. This reporter did not spot a single protester on his way inside. There were a ton of tailgaters, though, with the smell of sizzling hot dogs wafting through the air. A couple of police cruisers were parked on the south side of the stadium. The officers leaning on them appeared pretty relaxed. We will let you know if things change on this beautiful Sunday morning.




George Takei musical 'Allegiance' will be broadcast in December
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-09-25 11:32:54 (4 hours ago) 
Finding the right credit card for a free vacation
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Donald Trump: 'I Hope' Trump Foundation Hasn't Broken Any Laws
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-09-25 11:31:56 (4 hours ago) 




Johnson's climate moonshot: 'We do have to inhabit other planets'
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 11:30:44 (4 hours ago) 
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson offered an outta this world solution on Sunday to the planet's environmental crises.
Ryan: Voters should “pay attention to both” Congress and Trump
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 11:30:37 (4 hours ago) 
The House Speaker said he's encouraged that Trump is "jumping into the policy realm," even though his plans don't all line up with the GOP standard
Twitter reacts to the loss of Jose Fernandez
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 11:30:33 (4 hours ago) 
A sampling of the reaction on Twitter to the death of Jose Fernandez: My last picture with my friend, last week. "Let's not take ourselves too seriously, it could all end tomorrow" :(.. pic.twitter.com/Klp83BZjpX- Marlins_Man (@Marlins_Man) September 25, 2016 I dont have the words to describe the...
Countess: 'I feel amazingly well after cycle'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 11:30:20 (4 hours ago) 
The Countess of Wessex says she feels "amazingly well" after completing a 450 mile (724km) cycle challenge in support of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Brexit: Stop blaming Theresa May, says Iain Duncan Smith
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 11:30:20 (4 hours ago) 
Claims that Theresa May "badly let down" David Cameron over the EU referendum campaign are dismissed by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith.




One dead, four wounded in shootings in Champaign, Ill.
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 11:30:02 (4 hours ago) 
One shooting occurred on campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fatality was neither a student nor a participant in the underlying fight.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:21:04 (4 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Man, 51, killed in Rhawnhurst hit and run
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:21:03 (4 hours ago) 
A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Rhawnhurst early Sunday morning and the driver remains unaccounted for, according to police.
Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 11:11:58 (4 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She’s not the most naturally gifted public communicator. “I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama,” she said in March. Yet her first public speech was a star-making one, landing her in a Life magazine write-up […]




Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 11:11:58 (4 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy. No joke. It’s right there in The New York Times of Nov. 1, 1976. In the same article, the 30-year-old real estate developer talks up his millions, showcases his penthouse apartment and Cadillac, and allows a reporter to tag along as he visits job […]
Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:11:57 (4 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She’s not the most naturally gifted public communicator. “I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama,” she said in March. Yet her first public speech was a star-making one, landing her in a Life magazine write-up […]
Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:11:57 (4 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy. No joke. It’s right there in The New York Times of Nov. 1, 1976. In the same article, the 30-year-old real estate developer talks up his millions, showcases his penthouse apartment and Cadillac, and allows a reporter to tag along as he visits job […]
Free National Hunting and Fishing Festival on Saturday in Wenatchee
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 11:11:57 (4 hours ago) 

Those looking for tips on fishing and hunting should make plans to head to the free National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the North Central Washington Gun Club, 2710 Gun Club Road in East Wenatchee. This family oriented event is a perfect way to introduce kids […]
Israel builds giant wall under the ground to keep Hamas out
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 11:11:45 (4 hours ago) 
A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be completed in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group.




Donald Trump asks Bill Clinton's mistress to presidential debate - then flipflops
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 11:11:45 (4 hours ago) 
Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump has flipflopped after inviting ex-president Bill Clinton's former mistress to this week's first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.
The Killer Shrimp Bullies Species into Extinction
  Source: Scientific American 2016-09-25 11:11:39 (4 hours ago) 
Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District and Master Gardeners unveils two new classes
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-09-25 11:11:37 (4 hours ago) 
Speed, alcohol, drugs all factored into fatal Cleveland crash, police say
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 11:11:32 (4 hours ago) 
A 22-year-old Euclid woman is accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Sunday while she was drunk, high and speeding, Cleveland police say.
Fuel cells help drive Ohio's innovation economy - Congress can keep it that way: Pat Valente (Opinion)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 11:11:32 (4 hours ago) 
Recognizing fuel cells' potential to expand manufacturing, Ohio planted early seeds to allow this dynamic industry to flourish, and Congress can help at this critical stage by extending the investment tax credit, writes Pat Valente of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition.




In Australia, China’s Appetite Shifts From Rocks to Real Estate
  Source: NYT > International 2016-09-25 11:11:29 (4 hours ago) 
China’s breakneck growth fueled an iron ore boom in Western Australia. Now, Chinese investors are fleeing a cooling economy by investing in Australian homes.
Jane Pauley to Become Anchor of CBS Show ‘Sunday Morning’
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 11:11:29 (4 hours ago) 
For Ms. Pauley, who catapulted to fame as an anchor of the “Today” show 40 years ago, the move represents an unexpected late-career comeback.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:11:27 (4 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:11:27 (4 hours ago) 
Israel's Netanyahu to Meet With Clinton and Trump
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-09-25 11:11:18 (4 hours ago) 




10 Debates That Made an Impact
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-09-25 11:11:14 (4 hours ago) 
Trump Lags Romney's 2012 Numbers White Voters
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-09-25 11:11:14 (4 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins ace Fernandez killed in boating accident
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-09-25 11:11:12 (4 hours ago) 
One of the sport's top pitchers, the Cuban-born Jose Fernandez has died at age 24; photos from scene show overturned boat; game canceled
4K Set-Top Box Showdown: Roku 4 vs. SHIELD TV vs. Fire TV
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-09-25 11:11:10 (4 hours ago) 

If you bought a 4K TV recently (and it’s a good time to start looking at one ), you’re going to need a way to get your 4K-compatible shows onto that screen. Today, we’re breaking down three of the best set-top boxes that can offer 4K (or UHD) streaming.

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5 Child Prodigies Who Make Your Life Look Like A Sad Joke
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2016-09-25 11:10:42 (4 hours ago) 
By Lisa Olsen  Published: September 25th, 2016 




7 Surprising Ways Democracy Is Totally Different Overseas
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2016-09-25 11:10:42 (4 hours ago) 
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6 Silly Teen Fads That Nearly Brought About The Apocalypse
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2016-09-25 11:10:42 (4 hours ago) 
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I Manage A Strip Club (And Not The Classy Kind)
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How To F*ck Up A Relationship, In Six Words Or Less
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2016-09-25 11:10:42 (4 hours ago) 
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Gary Johnson's climate moonshot: 'We do have to inhabit other planets'
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 11:10:42 (4 hours ago) 
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson offered an outta this world solution on Sunday to the planet's environmental crises.




Charles Osgood announces Jane Pauley as successor
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 11:10:40 (4 hours ago) 
On his final edition of "CBS Sunday Morning," Charles Osgood introduced his successor, former "Today" show co-host Jane Pauley.
Team Trump: No Gennifer Flowers at debate
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 11:10:40 (4 hours ago) 
Donald Trump's campaign manager and running mate said Sunday the GOP candidate doesn't want Gennifer Flowers -- who had an affair with Bill Clinton in the 1970s -- at Monday night's presidential debate.
Don't watch the first presidential debate alone
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 11:10:39 (4 hours ago) 

You don't want to watch it alone.

        
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 11:10:39 (4 hours ago) 

Fernandez burst onto the scene in 2013, becoming one of the best pitchers in baseball.

        
Tim Kaine worries about “different standard” at debate
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 11:10:35 (4 hours ago) 
Voters have “unanswered questions” about GOP nominee Donald Trump, he said on “Face the Nation”




Pence: Trump will “speak the truth” during debate
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 11:10:35 (4 hours ago) 
The vice presidential candidate said Trump has been preparing for the first general election showdown for “his entire lifetime”
Panthers-Vikings game declared “Extraordinary Event” amid unrest
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 11:10:35 (4 hours ago) 
Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-09-25 11:10:18 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She's not the most naturally gifted public communicator....
Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-09-25 11:10:18 (4 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy....
US terror attacks' common denominator: Anwar al-Awlaki
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 11:10:18 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - Five years after Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by an American drone strike, he keeps inspiring acts of terror. Investigators say a bomb that rocked New York a week ago, injuring more than two dozen people, was the latest in a long line of incidents in which the attackers were inspired by al-Awlaki, an American imam who became an al-Qaida propagandist. Federal terrorism charges against the bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, say a bloodstained notebook - found on him after he en...




Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 11:10:18 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She's not the most naturally gifted public communicator. "I am not a natural politician, in case you haven't noticed, like my husband or President Obama," she said in March. Yet her first public speech was a star-making one, landing her in a Life magazine write-up at the tender age of 21. She was a senior at Wellesley, the first student chosen to address a commencement there. Unhappy with the words of t...
Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 11:10:18 (4 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy. No joke. It's right there in The New York Times of Nov. 1, 1976. In the same article, the 30-year-old real estate developer talks up his millions, showcases his penthouse apartment and Cadillac, and allows a reporter to tag along as he visits job sites and lunches at the "21" club before hopping an evening flight to California for more deal-making. So much for that shy-guy claim. Young and ambitious,...
US terror attacks' common denominator: Anwar al-Awlaki
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 11:10:17 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five years after Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by an American drone strike, he keeps inspiring acts of terror....
Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 11:10:17 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She's not the most naturally gifted public communicator....
Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 11:10:17 (4 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy....




Five wounded, one dead, in shootings in Champaign, Ill.
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 11:10:02 (4 hours ago) 
One shooting occurred on campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fatality was neither a student nor a participant in the underlying fight.
2008 Crisis Deepened the Ties Between Clintons and Goldman Sachs
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-09-25 11:01:12 (4 hours ago) 
One of the country’s most powerful financial firms and one of its most famous political families have a long-running and mutually beneficial relationship.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:01:11 (4 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 11:01:11 (4 hours ago) 
Divided Clay School Board approves charter school including founders with ties to superintendent, board chairwoman
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-09-25 11:00:42 (4 hours ago) 

FLEMING ISLAND| Rejecting the recommendation of school district experts, the majority of the Clay County School Board voted to approve a new charter school, including founders who made campaign contributions to outgoing Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. and board Chairwoman Johnna McKinnon.

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St. Johns River State College gets grant to enhance computer science and information technology programs
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-09-25 11:00:42 (4 hours ago) 

ORANGE PARK | St. Johns River State College recently received a $196,367 grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program for use increasing the practical knowledge, critical thinking skills and work-readiness of computer science and information technology students.

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Poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied headed into debate
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 11:00:33 (4 hours ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied headed into their first presidential debate Monday night, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows.
Scott, Castile and the women who filmed their final moments
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 11:00:33 (4 hours ago) 
Controversial videos of police shooting and killing black men have transfixed Americans, relaunched debate on police overreach and sparked protests and riots in recent years.
Charlotte shooting brings world to neighborhood's front door
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 11:00:33 (4 hours ago) 
The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police puts a spotlight on the neighborhood where he was killed. It's a normally quiet townhome community, where neighbors are coming together.
What do non-protesters across Charlotte think?
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 11:00:33 (4 hours ago) 
For days, the loudest voices emerging from Charlotte have been the hundreds of protesters filling downtown every night.




Clinton New Ad Uses Trump's Own Misogyny Against Him
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2016-09-25 11:00:15 (4 hours ago) 
Click here for reuse options! Hillary Clinton has a woman's card to play.

Democratic president Hillary Clinton frequently takes heat from her rival Donald Trump for playing the “women’s [sic] card” in her fight for the White House, though it’s unclear what benefit Trump believes Clinton gains that hand, considering we’ve gone 2016 years without a female president,

Trump himself has been known to play the minsogynst card; in a brutal new ad out by the Clinton camp Friday, many of his more—uh—distasteful comments are gloriously superimposed over scenes of young women looking at themselves in the mirror.

It’s a pointed, haunting look at the man half the population of the United States thinks should be president. “I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers,” he says as a young girl stares at herself in the mirror, horrified. “Is this the president we want for our daughters?” the ad asks.

Clinton will likely be accused yet again for playing the woman card. And you know what, good for her. Trump’s sexist and derogatory musings are fair game, and he needs to own up to them. As if that will ever happen.

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Ex-LAPD Cop: Charlotte Police 'Escalated the Situation' and Are Pushing a 'False Narrative' About Keith Scott
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Click here for reuse options! "I think that police department is almost in a lose-lose situation, because whatever they produce at this point is going to be suspect."

Former Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey appeared on CNN Newsroom on Saturday afternoon and suggested that the Charlotte Police Department is creating a “false narrative” about the death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed on Tuesday.

Anchor Poppy Harlow asked Dorsey why the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department waited so long to release body camera video of the Scott shooting and why they only released part of the video in their possession.

“Well, I believe there’s something on that video that may be unsettling,” Dorsey replied. “Not only to the community but to the family if they were to see it in its entirety.”

She continued, “The more we hear about this, the more questions there are to be answered. And at this point, I think that police department is almost in a lose-lose situation, because whatever they produce at this point is going to be suspect.”

Harlow asked what the reasoning behind a decision by the CMPD to withhold upsetting video would be when it will all be available at the end of the investigation.

“And certainly we don’t want to see any more destruction or damage done,” she said, but the full, unedited video needs to be released.Dorsey said that there has already been unrest associated with Scott’s killing.

Dorsey said that the CMPD is going to do what every police department does, “They’re going to throw buckets of money at the family. There will be no substantive change in the way their officers do business. And this will go on until we have the next Keith Scott or Philando Castile or Sandra Bland. That’s why everybody is so frustrated.”

Later in the segment, Dorsey explained the officers can only use lethal force “of a type that is commensurate with what type of resistance a suspect is producing.” If an officer is faced with a suspect who may fire, they have a right and a duty, she said, to stop them.

“It seems the officers escalated that situation, and are now creating a false narrative,” she said.“But here’s the problem, Poppy,” Dorsey said. Because we don’t have the full video, we must rely on the officers’ testimony about what actually occurred. “And officers sometimes say things that are not factual.”

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  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:52:06 (4 hours ago) 

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Jane Pauley replacing Osgood at ‘Sunday Morning’
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:52:06 (4 hours ago) 

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How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:52:05 (4 hours ago) 

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Jane Pauley replacing Osgood at ‘Sunday Morning’
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:52:05 (4 hours ago) 

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National African-American museum both uplifting, upsetting
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2016-09-25 10:51:56 (4 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON — On a late summer day in 1963, 200,000 Americans made the Washington Monument the compass needle for a new direction in history, up and forward, when they gathered at its base, then marched a mile or so on to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preach — sing, really — a sermon on racism and a dream of change.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};
Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 10:51:51 (4 hours ago) 
Jane Pauley replacing Osgood at 'Sunday Morning'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 10:51:51 (4 hours ago) 
The Latest: Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
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The Ig Nobel Awards Celebrate Their 26th First Annual Awards Ceremony
  Source: Slashdot 2016-09-25 10:51:48 (4 hours ago) 
Thursday Harvard's Sanders Theatre hosted the 26th edition of the humorous research awards "that make people laugh, then think...intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative -- and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology." One of this year's winners actually lived as a goat, wearing prosthetic extensions on his arms and legs so he could travel the countryside with other goats. Long-time Slashdot reader tomhath writes: The Journal of Improbable announced these winners: REPRODUCTION PRIZE [EGYPT] -- The late Ahmed Shafik, for studying the effects of wearing polyester, cotton, or wool trousers on the sex life of rats, and for conducting similar tests with human males. ECONOMICS PRIZE [NEW ZEALAND, UK] -- Mark Avis, Sarah Forbes, and Shelagh Ferguson, for assessing the perceived personalities of rocks, from a sales and marketing perspective... PEACE PRIZE [CANADA, USA] -- Gordon Pennycook, James Allan Cheyne, Nathaniel Barr, Derek Koehler, and Jonathan Fugelsang for their scholarly study called 'On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit'... PERCEPTION PRIZE [JAPAN] -- Atsuki Higashiyama and Kohei Adachi, for investigating whether things look different when you bend over and view them between your legs. The Improable Research site lists the rest of this year's 10 winners, as well as every winner for the previous 25 years.

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Cancer survivor Sarai Lara identified as victim in Cascade mall shooting
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2016-09-25 10:51:47 (4 hours ago) 

One victim of the Cascade Mall shooting has been identified Saturday as Sarai Lara, was a 16-year-old cancer survivor, friends of the victim reported.

Activist in South Korea Dies of Injuries From Police Water Cannon
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 10:51:32 (4 hours ago) 
The activist, Baek Nam-gi, who was expelled from school twice for protesting the military dictator Park Chung-hee, was injured while opposing Mr. Park’s daughter, President Park Geun-hye.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:51:31 (4 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:51:30 (4 hours ago) 




Post-Tropical Cyclone KARL Graphics
  Source: National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 2016-09-25 10:51:20 (4 hours ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:32:56 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:32:35 GMT
Post-Tropical Cyclone KARL Wind Speed Probabilities Number 45
  Source: National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 2016-09-25 10:51:20 (4 hours ago) 
Issued at 1500 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 000 FONT12 KNHC 251433 PWSAT2 POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE KARL WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 45 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122016 1500 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 AT 1500Z THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE KARL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 39.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 47.9 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 60 KTS...70 MPH...110 KM/H. Z INDICATES COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (GREENWICH) ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME (AST)...SUBTRACT 4 HOURS FROM Z TIME EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT)...SUBTRACT 4 HOURS FROM Z TIME CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (CDT)...SUBTRACT 5 HOURS FROM Z TIME WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS CHANCES OF SUSTAINED (1-MINUTE AVERAGE) WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST ...34 KT (39 MPH... 63 KM/H)... ...50 KT (58 MPH... 93 KM/H)... ...64 KT (74 MPH...119 KM/H)... FOR LOCATIONS AND TIME PERIODS DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS PROBABILITIES FOR LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN AS OP(CP) WHERE OP IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT BEGINNING DURING AN INDIVIDUAL TIME PERIOD (ONSET PROBABILITY) (CP) IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT OCCURRING BETWEEN 12Z SUN AND THE FORECAST HOUR (CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY) PROBABILITIES ARE GIVEN IN PERCENT X INDICATES PROBABILITIES LESS THAN 1 PERCENT PROBABILITIES FOR 34 KT AND 50 KT ARE SHOWN AT A GIVEN LOCATION WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 3 PERCENT. PROBABILITIES FOR 64 KT ARE SHOWN WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 1 PERCENT. - - - - WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS - - - - FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM TIME 12Z SUN 00Z MON 12Z MON 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 12Z WED 12Z THU PERIODS TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 00Z MON 12Z MON 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 12Z WED 12Z THU 12Z FRI FORECAST HOUR (12) (24) (36) (48) (72) (96) (120) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LOCATION KT $$ FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN
Post-Tropical Cyclone KARL Forecast Discussion Number 45
  Source: National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 2016-09-25 10:51:20 (4 hours ago) 
Issued at 1100 AM AST SUN SEP 25 2016 000 WTNT42 KNHC 251434 TCDAT2 POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE KARL DISCUSSION NUMBER 45 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122016 1100 AM AST SUN SEP 25 2016 While Karl was producing a large shield of deep convection earlier, the convective tops have since warmed substantially and decreased in coverage. The cyclone's cloud pattern resembles a baroclinic leaf, which is the typical satellite signature of a system that has become a frontal wave. The leading edge of a stratocumulus cloud deck, indicative of cold-air advection, is also encroaching on the low-level center. Based on these developments and FSU Phase Space diagrams that already show the cyclone as cold core, Karl is being declared an extratropical cyclone. The initial intensity estimate is held at 60 kt in agreement with earlier Global Hawk sonde data and the cyclone's rapid translational speed. Global models show Post- Tropical Karl being absorbed by a larger extratropical storm over the North Atlantic after about 24 hours. A series of earlier microwave images showed that the center was rapidly becoming deformed due to nearly 50 kt of southwesterly shear. Since this has made finding the location of the low-level center difficult, the initial motion estimate is a rather uncertain 055/42. The post-tropical cyclone is expected to accelerate a bit further toward the northeast and then turn north-northeast before losing its identity. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 25/1500Z 39.9N 47.9W 60 KT 70 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 12H 26/0000Z 45.0N 39.7W 55 KT 65 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 24H 26/1200Z 52.5N 31.5W 50 KT 60 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP 36H 27/0000Z...ABSORBED $$ Forecaster Kimberlain
Post-Tropical Cyclone KARL Forecast Advisory Number 45
  Source: National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 2016-09-25 10:51:20 (4 hours ago) 
Issued at 1500 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 000 WTNT22 KNHC 251432 TCMAT2 POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE KARL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 45 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122016 1500 UTC SUN SEP 25 2016 THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 39.9N 47.9W AT 25/1500Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 35 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHEAST OR 55 DEGREES AT 43 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 986 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO 75 KT. 50 KT....... 70NE 80SE 30SW 0NW. 34 KT.......140NE 160SE 90SW 60NW. 12 FT SEAS..200NE 300SE 360SW 90NW. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 39.9N 47.9W AT 25/1500Z AT 25/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 38.7N 50.1W FORECAST VALID 26/0000Z 45.0N 39.7W...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP MAX WIND 55 KT...GUSTS 65 KT. 50 KT... 0NE 150SE 60SW 0NW. 34 KT...240NE 300SE 180SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 26/1200Z 52.5N 31.5W...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP MAX WIND 50 KT...GUSTS 60 KT. 50 KT... 0NE 120SE 60SW 0NW. 34 KT...120NE 270SE 150SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 27/0000Z...ABSORBED REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 39.9N 47.9W THIS IS THE LAST FORECAST/ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON KARL. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE... UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC. $$ FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN
Summary for Post-Tropical Cyclone KARL (AT2/AL122016)
  Source: National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 2016-09-25 10:51:20 (4 hours ago) 
...KARL BECOMES POST-TROPICAL WHILE RACING INTO THE NORTH ATLANTIC... ...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY... As of 11:00 AM AST Sun Sep 25 the center of KARL was located near 39.9, -47.9 with movement NE at 49 mph. The minimum central pressure was 986 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph.




Charles Osgood announces Jane Pauley as his successor
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 10:50:39 (4 hours ago) 
Charles Osgood introduced his successor, Jane Pauley, during his final edition of "CBS Sunday Morning."
1 dead, 6 wounded in shootings near Illinois university campus
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 10:50:39 (4 hours ago) 
Preliminary investigations suggest that two separate shooting incidents near the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, which cost one man his life and wounded six others, were related, according to a statement posted by the city of Champaign.
How Lester Holt is getting ready for Monday's debate
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 10:50:38 (4 hours ago) 
Lester Holt has called on several NBC News colleagues for advice as he prepares for the biggest night of his career.
Poll: Battleground states stay close in 2016 race
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 10:50:34 (4 hours ago) 
Candidates seen by voters in new CBS News poll as mix of risky and responsible as debate looms
Countess of Wessex completes 450-mile cycling challenge
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 10:50:20 (4 hours ago) 
The Countess of Wessex completes a 450-mile cycling challenge from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace.




New report confirms grim outlook for elephants
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 10:50:20 (4 hours ago) 
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 10:50:20 (4 hours ago) 
Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, dies along with two others in a boat crash aged 24.
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, 24, dies in boating accident
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 10:50:19 (4 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24....
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, 24, dies in boating accident
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 10:50:19 (4 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24....
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, 24, dies in boating accident
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 10:50:18 (4 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) - Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. Authorities said Fernandez was one of three people killed in a crash off Miami Beach. Chief Petty Officer Nyxolyno Cangemi told The Associated Press that a Coast Guard patrol boat spotted an overturned boat at 3:30 a.m. on a jetty near Government Cut. The bodies were discovered ...




France's former grand rabbi Joseph Sitruk dies at 71
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:50:18 (4 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- Joseph Sitruk, a former grand rabbi of France for more than two decades who oversaw a growth in synagogues and Jewish schools, has died after a long illness. He was 71....
France's former grand rabbi Joseph Sitruk dies at 71
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:50:18 (4 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- Joseph Sitruk, a former grand rabbi of France for more than two decades who oversaw a growth in synagogues and Jewish schools, has died after a long illness. He was 71....
France's former grand rabbi Joseph Sitruk dies at 71
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:50:17 (4 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- Joseph Sitruk, a former grand rabbi of France for more than two decades who oversaw a growth in synagogues and Jewish schools, has died after a long illness. He was 71....
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, 24, dies in boating accident
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 10:50:17 (4 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24....
Updated: Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 10:50:02 (4 hours ago) 
MIAMI • Jose Fernandez, the ace righthander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24.




Miami Marlins’ José Fernández dies, game against Braves canceled
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-09-25 10:41:23 (4 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:41:03 (4 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:41:03 (4 hours ago) 
Marlins star pitcher dies in boating accident
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2016-09-25 10:40:35 (4 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández was killed early Sunday in a boating accident, Florida authorities said.
Yemen plans UN complaint over Iran for arming Houthi rebels
  Source: ArabNews 2016-09-25 10:40:16 (4 hours ago) 
Author: Yara Bayoumy | ReutersSun, 2016-09-25ID: 1474801736109059500

NEW YORK: Yemen plans to complain to the UN Security Council over what it says are Iran’s weapon transfers to Houthi allies fighting the internationally recognized Yemeni government, the foreign minister said on Saturday.
In an interview with Reuters, Abdel-Malek Al-Mekhlafi also said he hoped a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire would take effect “early next week.”
Yemen and Saudi Arabia — which intervened in the country in March 2015 to prevent the Houthis and forces loyal to the former president from taking over — blame Shiite Iran for supplying weapons to the Houthis.

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Daesh claims Baghdad suicide bombing that killed seven
  Source: ArabNews 2016-09-25 10:40:16 (4 hours ago) 
Author: ReutersSun, 2016-09-25ID: 1474801736159059800

BAGHDAD, Iraq: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Daesh steps up attacks in Iraq.
The terrorist group claimed the attack in Iskan, a mostly Shiite district in the west of the Iraqi capital.
The militants’ Amaq news agency said the bombing targeted members of the Badr Organization, the most powerful Iraqi Shiite militia, which is backed by Iran.

Main category: Middle-East
Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse
  Source: ArabNews 2016-09-25 10:40:16 (4 hours ago) 
Author: KHETAM MALKAWI | APSun, 2016-09-25ID: 1474801736219060200

AMMAN, Jordan: A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.
There were no immediate details on the identity or motive of the gunman. But a witness described the shooter, who was immediately arrested, as wearing a long grey robe and long beard characteristic of conservative Muslims. The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly security lapses in Jordan.

Main category: Middle-East
Oman Air apologizes for maps misnaming Arabian Gulf
  Source: ArabNews 2016-09-25 10:40:16 (4 hours ago) 
Author: ReutersSun, 2016-09-25ID: 1474806494809440000

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: State carrier Oman Air has apologized for inflight maps that labelled the Gulf — the waterway separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula — as the "Persian Gulf.”
The Sultanate of Oman has sought to maintain neutrality in the dispute between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Shi'ite Iran, which the GCC has accused of fomenting discord and instability in the Middle East region.

Main category: Middle-East
Ashwin puts India in control as New Zealand faces uphill task to save Test
  Source: ArabNews 2016-09-25 10:40:16 (4 hours ago) 
Author: AGENCIESSun, 2016-09-25ID: 1474807836429515400

KANPUR: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three wickets to leave New Zealand reeling at 93 for four at stumps with India tightening its grip on the first Test match in Kanpur Sunday.
New Zealand were still 341 runs behind their mammoth target of 434, with Luke Ronchi (38) and Mitchell Santner (8) battling on in India’s 500th Test.
The batting duo put on 37 runs for the fifth wicket to steady New Zealand’s innings after the visitors were reduced to 56 for four.

Main category: Sports
China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope
  Source: ArabNews 2016-09-25 10:40:16 (4 hours ago) 
Author: GILLIAN WONG | APSun, 2016-09-25ID: 1474808728529576000

BEIJING: The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.
Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, which saw the launch of China’s second space station earlier this month.

Main category: Science & Technology




Twelve Ways Gary Johnson Is a Hardcore Right-Winger
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-09-25 10:32:07 (5 hours ago) 

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, speaks at a rally in Reno, Nevada, August 5, 2016. (Photo: Kevin Clifford / The New York Times)

A recent NBC News/Quinnipiac poll reveals that more than a quarter of young voters -- many who had supported the presidential bid of Sen. Bernie Sanders -- plan to cast their presidential ballots for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Democrats are increasingly nervous that Johnson's candidacy could pull more voters from Hillary Clinton than from her Republican rival, Donald Trump, especially in key states like Colorado and Wisconsin. While Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein draws mostly progressive voters, Johnson's support hails from the breadth of the political spectrum, making it more difficult to suss out. However, because he is on the ballot in all 50 states (Stein is not), most pollsters consider his campaign to be a greater threat to Clinton's chances in some swing states. And because the U.S. uses the electoral college system to determine the outcome of presidential elections, that could matter on November 8, no matter Clinton's overall support among the general population.

Johnson's former adviser, Roger Stone, is now advising the Trump campaign, and has talked in the past of how to use a third-party candidate to split an opponent's vote.

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has emphasized his support for marijuana legalization and touts an anti-war stance in an attempt to lure progressives to his cause. But progressives are likely less aware of his links to the radical right and the Koch brothers, as well as his billionaire-coddling tax policies. AlterNet found that the largest corporate donor to his campaign is a California polluter, and that the pro-Johnson political action committee, Purple PAC, is primarily financed by a member of the radical right involved with efforts to privatize public education.

Here we examine a few of Johnson's alarming stances and ties.

1. Opposes federal guarantees for student loans. In June, Johnson told Julia Glum of the International Business Times that the reason college tuition is so high is that federal government-guaranteed loans eliminate competition for students. At the crux of Johnson's argument is that if you don't have the money up front to attend college, you shouldn't have the opportunity to attend college.

2. Opposes virtually all forms of gun control. Even more trigger-happy than most of the Republicans in Congress -- who wouldn't even pass loophole-closing gun legislation in the wake of the Orlando and Sandy Hook mass shootings -- Johnson has bought into the National Rifle Association's “good-guy-with-a-gun” trope, which argues that levels of gun violence would decrease if everybody had a gun.

3. Opposes the minimum wage. “I do not support the federal minimum wage,” Johnson told CNN in June. In July, he told the Washington Examiner, if given the chance, “I would sign legislation to abolish it. I don't think it should be established and I, having been in business, having employed a thousand people myself, the minimum wage was never an issue.” But if you think he's all for a state-level minimum wage, consider this: In 1999, during his first term as New Mexico governor, Johnson vetoed a bill that would have raised his state's minimum wage from $4.25 an hour to $5.65.

4. Opposes equal-pay laws. According to the website ISideWith.com, Johnson answered the following when asked whether he supports requiring employers to pay men and women the same for performing the same job: “No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary.”

5. Opposes collective bargaining for public employees. When it comes to his stance toward labor unions, Johnson is on par with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Like the Koch-linked Walker, Johnson opposes allowing public employees to collectively bargain. In May 1999, Johnson vetoed a bill that would have renewed the contracts of the state's public employees, as well as one that would have renewed the state's collective bargaining law that covered state employees.

6. Proposes cuts to Social Security and removing Medicare and Medicaid from federal control. Johnson says he believes in “devolving” Medicare and Medicaid programs to the states, and raising the retirement age for collecting Social Security. Given his druthers, Johnson would also means-test eligibility for Social Security.

7. Supports private prisons. Johnson touts the discredited notion that private prisons are more cost-effective than public facilities while adhering to state and federal standards. When Johnson came into office in New Mexico, the state was housing some 700 prisoners outside its borders because the Department of Justice had found New Mexico's facilities to be inadequate for the number of prisoners held by the state. Johnson brought in private contractors to build two new prisons. But in April 1999, one of the prisons run by Wackenhut Corrections Corporation erupted into violence when prison administrators refused to provide Native American prisoners the firewood needed to practice their spiritual traditions, as mandated by law. That same month, Johnson vetoed a bill that would have provided enhanced oversight of New Mexico's privately run prisons.

8. Gave a sole-bidder contract to Koch Industries. In 1998, Gov. Johnson announced that Koch Materials, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, was contracted by the state for a $323 million highway project that involved the widening of N.M. Highway 44 to four lanes. A loophole in the controversial $62 million (on top of the construction costs) warranty provision of the contract, as well as the relegation of payment to federal highway funds (after Johnson vetoed the use of a gas tax for such projects) ultimately cost the taxpayers of New Mexico some $20 million a year in federal highway funds over the course of the next five gubernatorial administrations. After winning the contract, Koch Industries donated the maximum allowable $5,000 to Johnson's re-election campaign.

9. May have Koch backing for 2016 effort. The Daily Caller, a right-wing website, breathlessly reported in May an anonymous Johnson campaign staffer's assertion that David Koch had pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to bankroll Johnson's 2016 campaign. (David Koch was the Libertarian Party's 1980 vice-presidential nominee.) According to reporter Drew Johnson, “[a] Koch spokesman declined to comment on record.” But after his article was published at the Daily Caller, Drew Johnson wrote, the unnamed spokesman said Koch had not pledged his support to any presidential candidate. So, who knows? You don't have to pledge your support in order to pass money to a PAC.

10. Uses dirty tricksters. In his 2012 presidential campaign on the Libertarian Party ticket, the Johnson campaign employed several unsavory operatives, as documented by independent reporter Mark Ames. They included Maureen Otis, a right-wing vote-caging specialist affiliated with the anti-immigrant Minutemen Civil Defense Force militia group; Jim Lacy, also involved with the Minutemen; and birther propagandist Floyd Brown, who also created the infamous racist Willie Horton ad that many credit with having won George H.W. Bush the presidency. Then there's Roger Stone, now an adviser to the Trump campaign.

11. Pro-Johnson PAC accepted $1 million from anti-education right-wing donor. Since September 8, an entity called Purple PAC has purchased $550,000 in airtime and online advertising on behalf of Johnson. Founded by former Cato Institute president Ed Crane, Purple PAC has few donors, and is primarily bankrolled by Jeffrey Yass, an options trader whose pet cause is the privatization of public education. Yass, who has donated $1 million to Purple PAC in the 2016 election cycle, sits on the Cato board with David Koch. Yass is also known for his work with Students First PAC, a group formed by the right-wing Betsy DeVos, a member of the Koch network and the religious right. The PAC shares its name with the Students First initiative of Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public school system, who is a star proponent of education privatization.

12. Top corporate contributor slapped with $1.5 million pollution fine. A top corporate contributor to the Johnson campaign (as opposed to PACs) is Morning Star Packing Company, an agribusiness tomato grower and processor of tomato products. Morning Star is also the top donor to AlternativePAC, which is behind a purported "matching service" between liberal and conservative voters inclined toward Johnson in order to falsely assure such voters they won't be skewing the election toward either Clinton or Trump should they cast a vote for Johnson. In March, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in California slapped the company with a $1.5 million fine for illegally enlarging wastewater ponds, polluting groundwater with excess salts, nitrates and organic waste.

This article first appeared on AlterNet.

Jordanian Writer Charged With Offensive Cartoon Shot Dead Outside Court
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 10:32:06 (5 hours ago) 
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Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:32:00 (5 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned “a world without nuclear weapons,” Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon’s $8 billion effort to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in the Air […]
Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:31:59 (5 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned “a world without nuclear weapons,” Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon’s $8 billion effort to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in the Air […]
Police face struggle to jail jihadis
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-09-25 10:31:48 (5 hours ago) 
Dozens of returning Islamic State terrorists will never see the inside of a courtroom due to a lack of evidence.




Years to recover from floods
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-09-25 10:31:48 (5 hours ago) 
Farmers and homeowners across central western NSW fear it will take them years to recover from devastating floods.
Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 10:31:45 (5 hours ago) 
Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24.
What the Frack is Going On?
  Source: Scientific American 2016-09-25 10:31:41 (5 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:31:31 (5 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Dies in Boating Accident
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-09-25 10:31:22 (5 hours ago) 
Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2016-09-25 10:30:58 (5 hours ago) 
Hang gliders, paragliders, acrobatic sailplanes and hot air balloons from around the world gathered this weekend for the Icarus Cup, celebrating its 43rd edition on the slopes of Saint Hilaire du Touvet.
Poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied headed into debate
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 10:30:41 (5 hours ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied headed into their first presidential debate Monday night, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows.
How Lester Holt is getting ready for Monday's debate
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 10:30:41 (5 hours ago) 
Lester Holt has called on several NBC News colleagues for advice as he prepares for the biggest night of his career: the first of three debates between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Aragon MotoGP: Marc Marquez closes on title after home victory
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 10:30:41 (5 hours ago) 
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Poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied headed into debate
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 10:30:41 (5 hours ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied headed into their first presidential debate Monday night, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows.
Victim in fatal motorcycle crash identified
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 10:30:39 (5 hours ago) 

Police are looking for witnesses to a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday in Walnut Hills that left a 43-year-old man dead.

        
Jane Pauley named anchor of "Sunday Morning”
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 10:30:35 (5 hours ago) 
Television legend to succeed Charles Osgood as host of nation’s #1 Sunday morning news program
Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 10:30:19 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them....




Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them....
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Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 10:30:19 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research - his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood. Only no one could tell the Washington mother if that precious donation really made a difference. So Gray embarked on...
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  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:30:18 (5 hours ago) 
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Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:30:18 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them....
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 10:30:18 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research - his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood....
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 10:30:02 (5 hours ago) 
MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace righthander Jose Fernandez.
78-year-old crowned Sweden's best grower of oilseed rape
  Source: The Local - Sweden's news in English 2016-09-25 10:21:23 (5 hours ago) 
A green-fingered 78-year old from the southern county of Skåne has been crowned Sweden’s best grower of oilseed rape, after a coaxing a bumper harvest from his field of vivid yellow flowers.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:21:09 (5 hours ago) 




Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:21:09 (5 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boat crash, team says
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-09-25 10:20:48 (5 hours ago) 

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez.

The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday.

The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the top pitchers in baseball.

In the statement, the Marlins say they are "devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time."

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7 Overdose Deaths in 1 Day Reported in Cleveland-Area
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 10:20:01 (5 hours ago) 
Authorities in the Cleveland-area are issuing warnings after seven people died from overdoses on Saturday
How to Watch the First Presidential Debate
  Source: WIRED 2016-09-25 10:12:12 (5 hours ago) 
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A Great Month for Impunity in US Courts
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-09-25 10:12:02 (5 hours ago) 

Children being treated for cholera with intravenous fluids at a clinic in Mirebalais, Haiti, where the cholera epidemic began. For several years, evidence of the United Nations' guilt has been overwhelming. (Photo: Damon Winter / The New York Times)

What would happen to someone who killed ten thousand of the wealthiest people in the United States through some act of gross negligence? Or what if somebody doused the neighborhoods of the wealthiest 0.003 percent with billions of gallons of toxic waste? Do you think that in either of these two wildly hypothetical cases the perpetrators would be able to work the US legal system to stay out of prison?

As crazy as these questions are, asking them is essential to assessing two US court rulings that were upheld on appeal in August.

On August 18th, the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court ruling that denied compensation to thousands of Haitian victims of the lethal negligence of UN troops. In 2010, UN troops discharged raw sewage into a river that caused a cholera outbreak that has now killed over 10,000 people. For several years, evidence of the UN's guilt has been overwhelming. A 2011 study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said UN troops were the likely cause of the epidemic. A day after the appeals court shielded the UN, a leaked report emerged in which a UN Special Rapporteur (Philip Alston) noted that scientific evidence of UN guilt was "overwhelming." However, backed completely by the Obama administration (whose lawyers represented the UN in court) the UN was let off the hook by a very dubious technical argument that it had legal immunity. Alston's leaked report said it found the UN's argument to be "legally indefensible." The argument would surely have been disregarded (quite angrily) by US judges if the victims were among the wealthiest in the world, not the poorest people within poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

It will be considered a major achievement if the UN can be pressured, someday, into providing reasonable compensation to the families of the cholera victims. Prison terms are not even being pursued for the UN officials responsible. As I explained in more detail here, grave crimes perpetrated by the UN troops in Haiti are not limited to the negligence that caused the cholera epidemic. UN troops have been stationed in Haiti since 2004 to consolidate a coup directly perpetrated by the Bush administration against Haiti's democratically elected government. As Jake Johnson explained here, the US government, in collaboration with the OAS bureaucracy, thoroughly corrupted Haiti's 2010 presidential election. Since 2015, the Obama administration has been pressuring Haiti, with less success than in 2010 so far, to accept fraudulent elections again. UN troops have provided muscle and political cover for US government's ongoing assault on democracy and human rights in Haiti. For that very reason, UN officials have little to fear from US courts.

On August 9, the same appeals court that allowed the UN to evade responsibility for killing 10,000 Haitians, upheld a ruling that shielded Chevron, a US$200 billion a year corporation, from paying US$9 billion in compensation awarded by Ecuador's Supreme Court in 2013 to victims of pollution in Ecuador's amazon. From 1964-1992, 16 billion gallons of waste had been dumped on the land of the poorest people in Ecuador. The legal battle began in New York in 1993, but Chevron successfully fought to have it moved to Ecuador where it felt confident of receiving even more lenient treatment than in the United States, especially if a US jury (which Chevron has never faced in this case) were to have passed judgment on what was done in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

A few years after Chevron succeeded in getting (guess who?) judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to send the lawsuit back to Ecuador, the political situation in Ecuador changed drastically. Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa first took office in 2007. Under Correa, voters elected a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution which was then ratified in a referendum. Ecuadorean voters, also through a referendum, ratified reform of the judiciary. The corporate-friendly judicial climate to which Chevron had grown accustomed in Ecuador came to an end.

Chevron returned to US courts arguing not only that a provincial court ruling against it in Ecuador was won by fraud, but that Ecuador's entire judiciary was now incapable of settling the dispute. Ecuador's judiciary was disparaged to get out of a promise Chevron made to the Second Circuit Appeals Court in 2002 to honor Ecuadorean jurisdiction which Chevron had demanded. In 2014, a US district court obligingly concluded that Ecuador "does not provide impartial tribunals or procedures compatible with due process in cases of this nature." The reasons offered for the conclusion were pitiful as I explain here. The Second Circuit Appeals Court, though it upheld the district court ruling, completely sidestepped the indictment of Ecuador's entire judiciary by saying "we do not reach any contentions as to the Ecuadorean judiciary in general." Instead, technical grounds were given to let Chevron shop around for the judiciary it wanted whenever it wanted.

A similar pattern emerges with other rulings that went to extreme lengths to enable corporate criminality abroad. High level courts simply polish up the justifications for corporate impunity provided by lower courts. For example, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2009 that international human rights law is not sufficiently "specific, universal, and obligatory" for corporations to ever have to worry about it under the US Alien Tort Statute. This was the basis for dismissing a case brought against Royal Dutch Shell for aiding the Nigerian government supress protestors through torture, rape and murder. The US Supreme Court upheld the ruling on different grounds: "extraterritoriality" -- thereby maintaining corporate impunity in the case but without resorting to the more unhinged arguments championed by Jose Cabranes, a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In August, Cabranes was also one of the judges who shielded the UN from any legal consequences for killing thousands of Haitians. In 2003, Cabranes was one of the judges for Second Circuit Court of Appeals who argued that a US corporation could not be sued by Peruvian miners who suffered severe lung disease because it was wrong to claim that under "customary international law" there is any such thing as the "right to life" or "right to health."

Hopefully, the United States will avoid an era of Donald Trump appointed judges, but it should be noted that some of the judges (Jose Cabranes, Lewis Kaplan) responsible for the outrageous rulings described above were appointed by Bill Clinton. An era of nasty judicial extremism would get worse under Trump, but it long predates his success as a presidential candidate.





Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2016-09-25 10:12:00 (5 hours ago) 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

Police said Keith Lamont Scott had a gun, though residents have ...

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, […]
UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

LONDON (AP) — A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain’s June 23 referendum to leave the European Union. The accusation is levied in Sunday’s published serialization of a book by Cameron’s communications director, Craig Oliver. Oliver writes that Cameron was driven […]
7 overdose deaths in 1 day reported in Cleveland-area
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in the Cleveland-area are issuing warnings after seven people died from overdoses on Saturday. The outbreak across Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County comes after 52 people died from heroin or fentanyl in August. The county medical examiner says there’s no evidence yet linking the seven deaths Saturday. Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson says his […]
Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world’s oldest free-flight festival. Hang gliders, paragliders, acrobatic sailplanes and hot air balloons from around the world gathered this weekend for the Icarus Cup, celebrating its 43rd edition […]




UK Labour leader Corbyn says he plans no purge of critics
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he doesn’t plan to purge his ranks of critical lawmakers despite their failed campaign to oust him. Most Labour lawmakers rebelled this summer against Corbyn’s leadership of Britain’s major opposition party. But the 67-year-old socialist won 62 percent of votes from grass-roots members to remain leader […]
AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, […]
UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

LONDON (AP) — A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain’s June 23 referendum to leave the European Union. The accusation is levied in Sunday’s published serialization of a book by Cameron’s communications director, Craig Oliver. Oliver writes that Cameron was driven […]
7 overdose deaths in 1 day reported in Cleveland-area
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in the Cleveland-area are issuing warnings after seven people died from overdoses on Saturday. The outbreak across Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County comes after 52 people died from heroin or fentanyl in August. The county medical examiner says there’s no evidence yet linking the seven deaths Saturday. Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson says his […]
Give it a rest, girlfriend: Stop trekking to his place
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

Boyfriend won’t drive to her place, so girlfriend makes the commute to his, and it is grating on her. So quit it, suggests advice columnist Carolyn Hax, and use the time alone to decide how much this relationship is really worth.




Sunday Best: Standout prints on the Emmy red carpet
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

Why wear solid colors when you can dazzle in a print? Kristen Bell, Contance Zimmer and Constance Wu stood out at the Emmy Awards.
A vitamin-D conundrum in Australia
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

People’s Pharmacy also hears from readers about eating raisins to reduce nighttime bathroom visits and using bar soap for cramps.
Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world’s oldest free-flight festival. Hang gliders, paragliders, acrobatic sailplanes and hot air balloons from around the world gathered this weekend for the Icarus Cup, celebrating its 43rd edition […]
UK Labour leader Corbyn says he plans no purge of critics
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 10:11:56 (5 hours ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he doesn’t plan to purge his ranks of critical lawmakers despite their failed campaign to oust him. Most Labour lawmakers rebelled this summer against Corbyn’s leadership of Britain’s major opposition party. But the 67-year-old socialist won 62 percent of votes from grass-roots members to remain leader […]
Video captures dolphin jumping on young Australian surfer Jed Gradisen
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 10:11:44 (5 hours ago) 
Incredible footage has emerged of the moment a young Australian surf champion Jed Gradisen was struck by a leaping dolphin while surfing a wave off Kalbarri in Western Australia.




1080 poison conspiracy floated by DOC
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 10:11:44 (5 hours ago) 
The Department of Conservation is investigating whether 1080 poison pellets were put in a non-designated drop zone in the Fiordland National Park to make the department look bad.
Tom Hanks returning to Cleveland to headline film benefit
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 10:11:43 (5 hours ago) 
Ohio nuclear plant operating after nearly 2 week shutdown
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 10:11:43 (5 hours ago) 
7 overdose deaths in 1 day reported in Cleveland-area
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 10:11:43 (5 hours ago) 
How's Mauer's health? 'I feel terrible'
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 10:11:43 (5 hours ago) 
Joe Mauer’s past few months have been ruined by the strained quads he suffered in Atlanta on Aug. 16, while scoring from first base on a double.




Thousands arrive for today's Jacob Wetterling memorial
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 10:11:43 (5 hours ago) 
Thousands to gather this morning at the College of St. Benedict to honor and remember Jacob Wetterling.
Miami Marlins Say Jose Fernandez Has Died
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 10:11:28 (5 hours ago) 
The team announced the death of its top pitcher in a boating accident.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:11:26 (5 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:11:26 (5 hours ago) 
Arcan Cetin, suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting, captured
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-09-25 10:11:14 (5 hours ago) 

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead and sparked an intensive, nearly 24-hour manhunt is in custody, authorities said Saturday.

Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis identified the suspect via Twitter as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-09-25 10:11:14 (5 hours ago) 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

Police said Keith Lamont Scott had a gun, though residents have ...

Stephen Hawking Is Still Afraid of Aliens
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-09-25 10:11:08 (5 hours ago) 
The famed astrophysicist has repeated his warning about humanity's potential first contact with intelligent aliens.
Build a DIY Floating GoPro Mount from a Plastic Soda Bottle
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-09-25 10:11:08 (5 hours ago) 

One of the best things about owning a GoPro is you can take it anywhere—even in the water swimming, diving, surfing, or just paddling around. Of course, losing or dropping it means it’s lost to the depths. This trick uses a plastic soda bottle to make a simple, floating mount you won’t lose under water.

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Sunday's Best Deals: TriggerPoint Foam Rollers, Vizio Sound Bar, Anker PowerLine, and More
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-09-25 10:11:08 (5 hours ago) 

Sales on a refurbished Vizio 2.1 Sound Bar, TriggerPoint Foam Rollers, your favorite lightning cable and wireless earbuds, Xbox One remote, and more lead today’s best deals.

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Arcan Cetin, suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting, captured
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-09-25 10:10:49 (5 hours ago) 

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead and sparked an intensive, nearly 24-hour manhunt is in custody, authorities said Saturday.

Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis identified the suspect via Twitter as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-09-25 10:10:49 (5 hours ago) 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

Police said Keith Lamont Scott had a gun, though residents have ...

What do non-protesters across Charlotte think?
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 10:10:39 (5 hours ago) 
For days, the loudest voices emerging from Charlotte have been the hundreds of protesters filling downtown every night.
Team Trump: No Gennifer Flowers at debate
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-09-25 10:10:38 (5 hours ago) 
Donald Trump's campaign manager and running mate said Sunday he doesn't want Gennifer Flowers -- who had an affair with Bill Clinton in the 1970s -- at Monday night's presidential debate.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dead at 24
  Source: CNN.com 2016-09-25 10:10:37 (5 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández was killed early Sunday in a boating accident, Florida authorities said
Graves: Cops must render aid even to those they've shot
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 10:10:36 (5 hours ago) 

As I watched the video of four Tulsa police officers back up after one of their own shot and killed Terence Cutcher last week, I wareminded me of the words of two local mothers whose sons whose sons were killed by police officers here not so long ago

        




Charles Osgood, music man
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 10:10:33 (5 hours ago) 
Anthony Mason with a tribute to the “Sunday Morning” anchor who always strikes just the right note
“Sunday Morning” contributors’ tributes to Charles Osgood
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 10:10:33 (5 hours ago) 
David Edelstein, Bill Flanagan, Nancy Giles, David Pogue, Faith Salie and Ben Stein pay homage to our departing host
Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, 24, killed in boating accident
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 10:10:33 (5 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-09-25 10:10:20 (5 hours ago) 
Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, dies along with two others in a boat crash aged 24.
Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2016-09-25 10:10:20 (5 hours ago) 
Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, dies along with two others in a boat crash aged 24.




Porthcawl Elvis Festival 2016 in pictures
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 10:10:20 (5 hours ago) 
A south Wales seaside town is a sea of quiffs and blue suede shoes as thousands of Elvis fans descend for an annual celebration of The King.
Lost footage of Bath to be screened
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 10:10:20 (5 hours ago) 
Long-lost footage of Bath is receiving a special screening in the city at the cinema in which it was discovered.
CalMac ferry runs aground in Lochmaddy harbour crash
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-09-25 10:10:20 (5 hours ago) 
A ferry carrying 76 passengers crashes into a harbour wall and runs aground at Lochmaddy Marina in North Uist.
Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration....
AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter's condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, now 18 and the latest winner of a beauty pageant for young Ugandan women with the virus that causes AIDS, ...




UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the European Union....
AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives....
UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the European Union....
AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives....
UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the European Union....




AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 10:10:18 (5 hours ago) 
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives....
AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 10:10:17 (5 hours ago) 
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives....
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-09-25 10:10:02 (5 hours ago) 
MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace righthander Jose Fernandez.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:01:06 (5 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 10:01:06 (5 hours ago) 




Police: 5 Shot, 1 Killed, After Argument at Illinois Party
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 10:00:01 (5 hours ago) 
Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign
Key Developments in the New Jersey Bridge Lane-Closing Trial
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 10:00:01 (5 hours ago) 
Key developments from the first week of testimony in the fraud and conspiracy trial of two former associates of Republican Gov. Chris Christie over lane closures near the George Washington Bridge in 2013
Ohio Nuclear Plant Operating After Nearly 2 Week Shutdown
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 10:00:01 (5 hours ago) 
An Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie is operating again after a nearly two-week shutdown
Man shot dead near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:52:02 (5 hours ago) 

Overnight argument ended in shooting that left passer-by dead; fleeing person hit by car

       
Court: It's OK not to hire someone with dreadlocks
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:52:02 (5 hours ago) 

Woman lost job because she wouldn't change hairstyle

       




Pressure Mounts Against Aging Enbridge Oil and Gas Pipeline Through Great Lakes
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-09-25 09:52:01 (5 hours ago) 

The aging Line 5 pipelines lie west of the Mackinac Bridge. A single oil spill could impact more than 150 miles of coastline. (Photo: Tyler Wilson / Flickr)Public pressure is mounting to decommission two 63-year-old underwater pipelines that rest in an environmentally sensitive waterway between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

About 540,000 barrels of oil and liquid natural gas flow daily through the 20-inch pipelines, called Line 5, which lie in an exposed trench on the public bottomlands of the Mackinac Straits west of the Mackinac Bridge.

Built in 1953, Line 5 is now owned by the Alberta, Canada-based petroleum company Enbridge, Inc. Many fear the aging pipeline is an accident waiting to happen, with recent modeling showing a single oil spill could impact more than 150 miles of coastline.

Enbridge has been boasting about the findings of a state pipeline safety task force report released a little over a year ago that found no signs of internal or external corrosion on Line 5.

Critical Gaps

What the company doesn't say is that even the authors of the report aren't convinced of its validity, due to "gaps" in information provided by Enbridge on its own pipelines.

"Substantial questions remain and can only be resolved by full disclosure of additional information, and rigorous, independent review by qualified experts," the 2015 report reads.

In a press conference following the release of the report, Michigan's Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) director Dan Wyant said Enbridge had not been forthcoming about the methods of pipeline integrity inspections performed by its contractors.

Enbridge says it continually monitors metal loss, cracks, and pipeline movements, and in some cases sends divers to visually inspect the pipelines.

The company maintains the pipelines could operate safely for another half-century, though it acknowledges that a heavy crust of invasive mussels cover parts of the pipelines.

Environmental groups claim these invasive species are likely corroding the pipeline coating.

Line 5's Days Numbered

Enbridge has been trying to assure the public through a series of barbeques and community gatherings that Line 5 is completely safe.

Schuette said in 2015 that Line 5's days "are numbered," and that the pipeline would never be built today under modern environmental standards. Gov. Rick Snyder promised to address recommendations included in the report quickly.

But critics say the state has been anything but quick to respond to the concerns about Line 5. A pair of independent studies that could lead to recommendations on Line 5's future are planned but won't be completed until mid-to-late 2017.

"The state has been studying (Line 5) since 2014, using data from the company," Sierra Club's Michigan Chapter Chair, David Holtz, tells DeSmog. 

Holtz says an independent third party assessment of Line 5 would probably refute the company's claims that everything is fine.

"There is no real deadline for the state to do anything and no political will to confront the oil industry," Holtz says.

Environmental lawyers say the governor and the attorney general have the authority to decommission the pipeline at any time as part of the 1953 easement agreement that granted the original owner of Line 5, Lakehead Pipe Line Partners, the right to occupy the bottomlands.

Liz Kirkwood, an environmental attorney and director of the Traverse City-based nonprofit Flow for Water, tells DeSmog that Michigan faces all of the risks from Line 5 and gets almost none of the benefit.

She said, "The state of Michigan agreed to never allow private interests to pollute public trust waters. Michigan has a heavy burden here because 20 percent of the world's fresh water is in lakes bordering the state."

Dire Straits

Concerns were galvanized earlier this year when University of Michigan computer modeling was released showing that 152 miles of shoreline on Lakes Huron and Michigan were at risk from a single Line 5 oil spill.

Environmentalists and citizens in the region bring up the company's 2010 pipeline break -- the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history -- as an example of what could happen.

In July, Enbridge agreed to pay $177 million, including $61 million in penalties, as part of a consent decree with the U.S. government tied to the company's 2010 pipeline rupture near Marshall, Michigan. The spill affected nearly 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River. Enbridge did not admit negligence in the rupture.

In a poll released by the National Wildlife Foundation in May, nearly two-thirds of Michiganders said companies should not be allowed to operate pipelines running under the Great Lakes.

A majority of Michigan's 12 federally recognized Native American tribes have passed resolutions opposing Line 5, and the Chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians said Line 5 threatens the sovereign rights of tribal members to fish the lakes.

More than 50 municipalities across Michigan -- liberal, conservative, and everything in-between -- have passed resolutions calling for all pipelines operating in the Straits of Mackinac to be shut down.

Calls For Risk Reduction

On September 14, the Oil & Water Don't Mix campaign sent a letter to Michigan's Pipeline Safety Advisory Board co-chairs Heidi Grether and Valerie Brader, urging the panel to endorse four actions before an independent study commences. Their requests were to:   

Require Enbridge to shut down the flow of oil in Line 5 in the Straits during the winter months, when ice and strong currents make oil capture nearly impossible. Investigate at least eight alleged violations by Enbridge of easement requirements for operating Line 5 in the Straits, including pipeline corrosion. Require Enbridge to hire an independent contractor to evaluate Line 5 before installing anchors that would keep the pipeline from popping out of its trench. Have the Michigan DEQ conduct a full environmental review of Line 5 under the Great Lakes Submerged Lands Act before issuing a permit to Enbridge to install 18 additional pipeline anchors.

Those recommendations were brought up by board member Craig Hupp of Grosse Pointe when the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board met on Monday night, September 19.

But according to the Environmental Council's spokesperson Andy McGlashen, most of the two-hour meeting was spent discussing how to ease public fears about the difficulty of cleaning up oil spills in the winter and just paid "lip service" to the recommendations. "The board basically said they didn't have the technical expertise to evaluate those recommendations," McGlashen told DeSmog, adding that the board adjourned without a plan to find technical experts or take any action before its next meeting on December 12. 

Enbridge, like other companies operating pipelines, has pointed out that the alternative ways of moving oil -- by rail and by truck -- are even less safe, and that decommissioning Line 5 would ultimately increase the risk of oil spills or explosions.

Holtz tells DeSmog he thinks the company's line of reasoning is bogus, saying, "There are other pipelines in the region that aren't under water. Line 5 is just a shortcut. Line 5 is Enbridge's problem. It shouldn't be Michigan's problem."

Miami Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Killed in Boat Crash
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:52:00 (5 hours ago) 
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Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son’s organ donation
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray’s unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas’ tissue for scientific research — his eyes, […]
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a leader — unlike what we have in this country.” But most Americans don’t agree with Trump’s assessment of Putin’s leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Only 24 percent of registered voters say Putin has leadership qualities that would be good for […]
Tom Hanks returning to Cleveland to headline film benefit
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s annual fundraiser, “Behind the Camera.” Hanks started his professional acting career in Cleveland as an intern at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. He has made a habit of giving back to the city. The Plain Dealer reports […]




Ohio nuclear plant operating after nearly 2 week shutdown
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie is operating again after a nearly two-week shutdown. The Davis-Besse plant east of Toledo had been shut down since Sept. 10 after rainwater entered its turbine building. Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. says it restarted the plant’s reactor Thursday after repairing the plant’s electrical controls. […]
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son’s organ donation
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray’s unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas’ tissue for scientific research — his eyes, […]
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a leader — unlike what we have in this country.” But most Americans don’t agree with Trump’s assessment of Putin’s leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Only 24 percent of registered voters say Putin has leadership qualities that would be good for […]
Tom Hanks returning to Cleveland to headline film benefit
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s annual fundraiser, “Behind the Camera.” Hanks started his professional acting career in Cleveland as an intern at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. He has made a habit of giving back to the city. The Plain Dealer reports […]
Ohio nuclear plant operating after nearly 2 week shutdown
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:51:55 (5 hours ago) 

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie is operating again after a nearly two-week shutdown. The Davis-Besse plant east of Toledo had been shut down since Sept. 10 after rainwater entered its turbine building. Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. says it restarted the plant’s reactor Thursday after repairing the plant’s electrical controls. […]




Boy causes $1 million damage to southern California Wal-Mart
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2016-09-25 09:51:45 (5 hours ago) 
BARSTOW, Calif. — Police say a 12-year-old boy riding a push scooter set fire to the arts-and-crafts section of a Wal-Mart store in southern California, leading to losses of more than $1 million.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};
Obama pushes back at Trump: Now isn’t worst time for blacks
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2016-09-25 09:51:45 (5 hours ago) 
President Barack Obama took direct aim at GOP nominee Donald Trump’s assertion that conditions for African-Americans now are worse than they have been at any time in U.S. history, saying in an interview aired Friday that even young children know better than that.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};
Suspect caught in Washington state mall shooting, called ‘zombie-like’ at arrest
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2016-09-25 09:51:45 (5 hours ago) 
BURLINGTON, Wash. — The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said. Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a patrol car Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, Washington, and immediately recognized him as the suspect who killed five people at the Cascade Mall in nearby Burlington.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};
Hunt for ET begins as China's largest radio telescope starts operating
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 09:51:41 (5 hours ago) 
The world's largest radio telescope has begun searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 09:51:40 (5 hours ago) 




AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 09:51:40 (5 hours ago) 
Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:51:40 (5 hours ago) 
The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez.
Twin Cities husband of ex-tax judge admits duping IRS; charges against her pending
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:51:40 (5 hours ago) 
Purchases during the scam included overseas plane tickets, wine club fees and jewelry.
How ITT Tech Screwed Students and Made Millions
  Source: Slashdot 2016-09-25 09:51:37 (5 hours ago) 
An anonymous Slashdot reader shares "a grim story about a company that screwed poor people, military veterans, and taxpayers to turn a profit." Gizmodo reports: By the time ITT Technical Institute closed its doors earlier this month, the for-profit college had been selling tenuous diplomas at exorbitant prices for more than 20 years...burying low-income and first-generation students in insurmountable debt, and evading regulators since the early 1990s... ITT collected $178 million over two years just in federal education funding for veterans -- even while the company projected 33% of its students would ultimately default on their loans -- and last year 70% of the school's total revenue came directly from federal financial aid programs. Gizmodo spoke to one student who "will now spend the rest of his life paying back loans for a degree that is practically useless," after compounding interest turned his $70,000 loan into $200,000 in debt. "Like all of the former students interviewed by Gizmodo, he was placed in a job that did not require professional training" -- specifically, a game-testing position that didn't even require a high school diploma, while ITT "placed" another student in a $5.95-an-hour telemarketing job. Her assessment of ITT? "It was totally worthless."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Marlins Say Jose Fernandez Has Been Killed
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 09:51:26 (5 hours ago) 
The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez.




Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:51:24 (5 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:51:23 (5 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies unexpectedly
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 09:50:39 (5 hours ago) 
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández has died unexpectedly, the team announced Sunday.
Team Trump: No Gennifer Flowers at debate
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-09-25 09:50:39 (5 hours ago) 
Donald Trump's campaign manager and running mate said Sunday the GOP candidate doesn't want Gennifer Flowers -- who had an affair with Bill Clinton in the 1970s -- at Monday night's presidential debate.
Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 09:50:37 (5 hours ago) 

Demonstrators had sought police footage of shooting following family's release of dramatic cell phone video.

        




Mall shooting suspect was 'zombie-like'
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 09:50:37 (5 hours ago) 

No evidence points to terrorism in Wash. mall shooting, police say

        
Marlins' Jose Fernandez killed in boat accident
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 09:50:37 (5 hours ago) 

Fernandez, 24, had a 2.56 career ERA.

        
Keith Haring: How a furtive artist invaded the art world
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 09:50:34 (5 hours ago) 
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:50:19 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research - his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood....
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:50:19 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...




Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:50:19 (5 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez....
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:50:19 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research - his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood....
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:50:19 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...
Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:50:19 (5 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez....
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-09-25 09:50:18 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...




Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: AP Top News 2016-09-25 09:50:18 (5 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the top pitchers in baseball. In the statement, the Marlins say they are "devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family ...
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 09:50:18 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 09:50:18 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...
AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-09-25 09:50:18 (5 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."...
Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-09-25 09:50:17 (5 hours ago) 
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez....




Spotlight: What to expect from the first U.S. presidential debate
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2016-09-25 09:42:05 (5 hours ago) 
The first of three presidential debates between the Democratic and Republican nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will be held Monday at Hofstra University in New York.
Mall shooting suspect in Washington State arrested
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2016-09-25 09:42:05 (5 hours ago) 
A lone suspect, identified as Arcan Cetin, was arrested Saturday night for his role in a mall shooting in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.
FBI investigation of Brad Pitt's child abuse allegation unlikely to proceed: report
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2016-09-25 09:42:05 (5 hours ago) 
The investigation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the allegations of child abuse by the 52-year-old actor Brad Pitt is unlikely to proceed, a source close to the situation has told the U.S. People Magazine.
Turkish president ready to join hands with U.S. to take IS stronghold, sets conditions
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2016-09-25 09:42:05 (5 hours ago) 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday signaled his readiness to work with the United States in removing the Islamic State (IS) from its de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria, but insisted on the exclusion of Syrian Kurdish militias from any operation, local media said.
Russian navy holds cruise missile firing exercises in drills in Barents Sea
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2016-09-25 09:42:05 (5 hours ago) 
Warships from Russia's Northern Fleet have carried out cruise missile firing exercises during the final stage of the ongoing naval drills in the Barents Sea, Russian Northern Fleet press service head Vadim Serga said Sunday.




EU, not trafficker, should decide who come to Europe: Austrian chancellor
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2016-09-25 09:42:05 (5 hours ago) 
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said on Saturday the European Union should be able to decide who could be able to reach the European continent, not the human traffickers.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:41:40 (5 hours ago) 
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:41:40 (5 hours ago) 
The Latest: Protests Expected Around Charlotte Panthers Game
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 09:40:02 (5 hours ago) 
Police are taking special security precautions in anticipation of protests around a football game in downtown Charlotte
6 stabbed in fight near Boston nightclubs
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:32:13 (6 hours ago) 

Six people stabbed early Sunday morning; police said at least one suspect was at large

       




"We No Longer Live in a Democracy": Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-09-25 09:32:11 (6 hours ago) 

To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Do human relations boil down to competition, combat and promotion of one's self-interest? Henry Giroux offers an antidote to the TINA (there is no alternative) worldview and a democracy that has organized itself around war and its culture and language of injustice and cruelty.

To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

Henry A. Giroux returns with another in-depth analysis of our most pressing problems. America at War With Itself explores the violence at work in the US from Donald Trump's campaign to the death of Sandra Bland, and argues that only through widespread social investment in democracy and education can the common good prevail. Order your copy today by making a donation to Truthout!

"Too many people today accept the notion that their fate is solely a matter of individual responsibility, irrespective of wider structural forces," writes cultural critic and theorist Henry A. Giroux, in his new book, America at War with Itself. "This much promoted ideology, favored by the rich, suggests that human relations boil down to competition and combat. People today are expected to inhabit a set of economic relations in which the only obligation is to fight for one's own self-interest." This troubling trend is not only profoundly anti-democratic, but also works to eliminate structural, systemic and social concerns from public discourse, creating what Giroux has described as "organized powerlessness."

In the following interview, Giroux -- a professor for scholarship in the public interest at McMaster University and a member of Truthout's board -- explains the background to the war metaphor and deconstructs its everyday use in the US. Finally, he evokes a politics of possibility which begins by making visible the linkages among a vast array of issues that undermine democracy.

Leslie Thatcher: Henry, could you give a brief list of the many ways America is at war with itself and the most recent battles or campaigns of that war?

Henry Giroux: FDR once said, "A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself." This is happening in the United States in the most literal sense, given that our political and economic system are wedded to a market-driven system willing to destroy the planet, while relentlessly undermining those institutions that make a democracy possible. What this suggests and the book takes up in multiple ways is that the United States is at war with its own idealism, democratic institutions, the working and middle classes, minority youth, Muslims, immigrants and all of those populations considered disposable.

War has taken on an existential quality in that we are not simply at war; rather, as Étienne Balibar insists, "we are in war," inhabiting a war culture that touches every aspect of society. War is no longer an instrument to be used by political powers, but a form of rule, a general condition of the social order itself -- a permanent social relation and organizing principle that affects all aspects of the social order. In fact, the US has moved from a welfare state in the last forty years to a warfare state, and war has now become the foundation for politics, wedded to a misguided war on terror, the militarization of everyday life, and a culture of fear, which have become its most important regulative functions. Politics has become a comprehensive war machine that aggressively assaults anything that does not comply with its underlying economic, religious, educative and political fundamentalisms.

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As a comprehensive war machine, the United States operates in the service of a police state, violates civil liberties and has given rise to a military-industrial-surveillance complex that President Eisenhower could never have imagined. For instance, the largest part of the federal budget -- 600 billion dollars -- goes to the military. The US rings the earth with military bases, and the US military budget is larger than those of all other advanced industrial countries combined. And that doesn't count the money spent on the National Surveillance State and intelligence agencies.

War culture is everywhere and is used in the assault against women, especially around reproductive rights, with the closing down of abortion clinics and the working of various right-wing controlled states that have refused to buy into Medicaid.

There is also an ongoing war on youth, especially minority youth, who are under siege in their schools, which are modeled increasingly after prisons and too often have more security forces and police in them than teachers. One consequence is that often trivial infractions by students, such as violating a dress code, get them arrested and put into the school-to-prison pipeline. Too many youths today live in the shadow of fear, violence, poisoned water, poverty and racism.

War is being waged against minorities whose everyday behavior is being criminalized as they are subject to debtor prisons and an expansion of the incarceration state. At the same time, impoverished cities are turned into war zones. Weapons from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan are now given to police departments, increasing the possibility of their use on poor minority communities. The police are now defined as soldiers who view the public as enemies and use force and violence in ways today that were unthinkable just a generation ago. Every sphere of American life has been reduced to a police matter, while the military and police together are lauded in the media as the highest expressions of the nation's ideals.

Henry Giroux. (Photo: Tony Hoang)

In addition, war culture arrogantly expresses its disdain for democracy by implementing laws to restrict voting rights, abolishing the social contract, undermining civic institutions, and exhibiting contempt for the common good, public employees, unions and public goods, such as schools. The war on poverty has become a war on the poor waged by policies that deprive the poor of public provisions, such as food stamps, quality health care and decent jobs.

War is also being waged against the middle and working classes as wealth and power are increasingly concentrated in the hands of the upper 1 percent. A war against all but the elite may perhaps be discerned in the connections between a corrupt capitalism that bails out Wall Street bankers and an economy that moves jobs overseas and forecloses on homes with zeal. War culture legitimates the building of private prisons in order to yield high returns and expand operations into a new market: caging immigrants.

A war against the citizenry is also evident in the enacting of laws that allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and morally corrupt stand-your-ground laws that suggest individuals shoot first and ask questions later.

The rising culture of violence, repression and surveillance in the United States points to the dangerous transformation of American politics into a war machine, one that is reflected in many acts of domestic terrorism that plague society, and extend from the lead poisoning of millions of children and the transformation of urban centers into war zones to the militarization of public schools and the use of violence as the central tool in our society to solve all social problems.

This state of war at home and abroad needs to be understood as part of a more comprehensive politics of oppression and authoritarianism. For instance, there is a need to connect the dots between the NSA spying on millions of Americans, the labeling of mosques as "terrorist organizations," the demonization of Mexican immigrants, Muslims and protesters in the media and the crackdown on dissent throughout society as part of a broader politics of totalitarianism.

The term "war" is itself a form of public pedagogy. What does it teach? What kinds of subjects does it produce? What desires does it feed?

"War" suggests that the country's highest ideals are wedded to combat, militarization, the production of state violence, unchecked competition, a hyper form of masculinity and the notion that violence is the primary organizing principle of society.

What's interesting about the war metaphor is that it produces a language that celebrates what the US should be ashamed of, including the national surveillance state, the military-industrial complex, the war on whistleblowers, the never-ending spectacle of violence in popular culture and endless wars abroad. The vocabulary of war has become normalized and mobilizes certain desires, not only related to violence and social combat, but also in the creation of agents who act in the service of violence. Violence is not only normalized as the ultimate measure for solving problems, but also as a form of pleasure, especially with regard to the production of violent video games, films and even the saturation of violence in daily mainstream news. Violence saturates American life, as it has become cool to be cruel to people, to bully people and to be indifferent to the suffering of others. The ultimate act of pleasure is now served up in cinematically produced acts of extreme violence, produced both to numb the conscience and to up the pleasure quotient.

This retreat into barbarism is amplified by the neoliberal value of celebrating self-interest over attention to the needs of others. It gets worse. As Hannah Arendt once observed, war culture is part of a species of thoughtlessness that legitimates certain desires, values and identities that make people insensitive to the violence they see around them in everyday life. One can't have a democracy that organizes itself around war because war is the language of injustice -- it admits no compassion and revels in a culture of cruelty.

How does the reduction of life to quantitative data -- testing in schools, mandatory minimums in sentencing, return on investment -- feed into the cultural apparatuses producing a nation at war with itself?

This is the language of instrumental rationality gone berserk, one that strips communication of those issues, values and questions that cannot be resolved empirically. This national obsession with data is symbolic of the retreat from social and moral responsibility. A one-dimensional use of data erases the questions that matter the most: What gives life meaning? What is justice? What constitutes happiness? These things are all immeasurable by a retreat into the discourse of quantification. This type of positivism encourages a form of thoughtlessness, undermines critical agency, makes people more susceptible to violence and emotion rather than reason. Reducing everything to quantitative data creates a form of civic illiteracy, undercuts the ethical imagination, kills empathy and mutilates politics.

The obsession with data becomes a convenient tool for abdicating that which cannot be measured, thus removing from the public sphere those issues that raise serious questions that demand debate, informed judgment and thoughtfulness while taking seriously matters of historical consciousness, memory and context. Empiricism has always been comfortable with authoritarian societies, and has worked to reduce civic courage and agency to an instrumental logic that depoliticizes people by removing matters of social and political responsibility from ethical and political considerations.

America's obsession with metrics and quantitative data is a symptom of its pedagogy of oppression. Numerical values now drive teaching, reduce culture in the broadest sense to the culture of business and teach children that schools exist largely to produce conformity and kill the imagination. Leon Wieseltier is right in arguing that the unchecked celebration of metrics erases the distinction "between knowledge and information" and substitutes quantification for wisdom.

This is not to say that all data is worthless or that data gathering is entirely on the side of repression. However, the dominant celebration of data, metrics and quantification flattens the human experience, outsources judgement and distorts the complexity of the real world. The idolatry of the metric paradigm is politically and ethically enervating and cripples the human spirit.

As you have written and said often, the right takes the pedagogical function of the major cultural apparatuses seriously, while the left not so much. What do progressive forces lose when they abandon the field?

In ignoring the power of the pedagogical function of mainstream cultural apparatuses, many on the left have lost their ability to understand how domination and resistance work at the level of everyday life. The left has relied for too long on defining domination in strictly structural terms, especially with regard to economic structures. Many people on the left assume that the only form of domination is economic. What they ignore is that the crises of economics, history, politics and agency have not been matched by a crisis of ideas. They don't understand how much work is required to change consciousness or how central the issue of identification is to any viable notion of politics. People only respond to a politics that speaks to their condition. What the left has neglected is how matters of identification and the centrality of judgment, belief and persuasion are crucial to politics itself. The left underestimates the dimensions of struggle when it gives up on education as central to the very meaning of politics.

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The left appears to have little interest in addressing education as central to how people think and see things. Education can enable people to recognize that the problems they face in everyday life need a new language that speaks to those problems. What is particularly crucial here is the need to develop a politics in which pedagogy becomes central to enabling people to understand and translate how everyday troubles connect to wider structures.

What do you want people to take away from the book?

Certainly, it is crucial to educate people to recognize that American democracy is in crisis and that the forces that threaten it are powerful and must be made visible. In this case, we are talking about the merging of neoliberalism, institutionalized racism, militarization, racism, poverty, inequities in wealth and power and other issues that undermine democracy.

We no longer live in a democracy. The myth of democracy has to be dismantled. To understand that, we need to connect the dots and make often isolated forms of domination visible -- extending from the war on terror and the existence of massive inequalities in wealth and power to the rise of the mass incarceration state and the destruction of public and higher education. We have to make clear that decisions made by the state and corporations are not in the general interest. We must connect the war on Black youth to the war on workers and the war on the middle class, while exposing the workings of a system that extorts money, uses prison as a default welfare program and militarizes the police as a force for repression and domestic terrorism. We must learn how to translate individual problems into larger social issues, create a comprehensive politics and a third party with the aim not of reforming the system, but restructuring it. As Martin Luther King recognized at end of his life, the war at home and the war abroad cannot be separated. Such linkages remain crucial to the democratic project.

At another level, the book tries to illustrate how the forces of authoritarianism cannot be addressed by simply focusing on the rise of a demagogue such as Trump. It reveals how Trump and others are symptomatic of a much larger set of issues deeply embedded in the body politic. This means developing a wide-ranging and interconnected view of politics that brings together the various anti-democratic economic, religious, political, social and educational forces at work in producing the dark shadow of authoritarianism and the death of our democracy. Such a comprehensive politics demands not only a discourse of sustained critique, but also a type of resistance bound up with real possibilities of a politics aimed at reclaiming the ideals and promise of a real democracy.

A Sad and Shabby Thing: Here Comes Debate #1
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-09-25 09:32:11 (6 hours ago) 

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Tomorrow night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, what is likely to be a record television audience will have the chance to watch this particular physics conundrum play out in the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump at the Republican debate at the Venetian in Las Vegas, December 15, 2015. (Photo: Ruth Fremson / The New York Times)

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The question has lingered since the 3rd century BC, when it was known in China as the "Spear and Shield Paradox." The ancient Greeks refashioned the question for their own purposes, describing a fox who cannot be caught versus a hound who never misses his prey. Zeus is said to have turned them both into stars because the question is unanswerable; an unstoppable force and an immoveable object cannot exist simultaneously.

Or can they? Tomorrow night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, what is likely to be a record television audience will have the chance to watch this particular physics conundrum play out in the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Never before has the dichotomy between two candidates been so vividly on display.

On one side is Trump, the unstoppable force with several fraud accusations and a rape case chasing him, who says things on a daily basis that would make a rattlesnake puke, and yet he charges on. On the other side is Clinton, avatar of the Democratic establishment who has held every office except president and dog catcher, who has suffered her own torrent of scandals -- some real, most imagined -- without budging.

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The days running up to the debate have seen a tsunami of predictions from the pundit classes, most of which are worthless. A few in the corporate "news" business, however, have had at least enough sense to state the obvious: Nobody but nobody has the faintest idea what will happen on Monday night once the balloon goes up. We are all in strange space with this thing; predicting what will happen is like trying to out-guess an earthquake. Like it or not, any attempts to do so will see the ground open up and swallow you whole.

That being said, there are a few things we can probably take for granted. Between her two presidential runs and her 2000 Senate campaign, candidate Clinton has stood under the hot lights of a televised debate nearly 40 times. She will not get spooked, at least not at first. Furthermore, she will be prepared with a million facts and figures at her disposal after spending weeks with her nose in the briefing books while doing debate prep with a stable of faux-Donalds, one for every version of Trump that might show up.

Therein lies the rub, yes? This little shindig is not your father's presidential debate. Donald Trump brings a number of variables to the podium the likes of which have never really seen before. Will he roll out his statesman veneer and try to hot-air his way through 90 minutes of close questioning? Or will he don his Godzilla suit and stomp around bellowing about cheatin' Hillary, "rapist" Mexicans, walls, banished Muslims, Obama's birth certificate and why The Washington Post got it all wrong about the fraud allegations against him?

If this were a boxing match and I were in Clinton's corner, I'd tell her to make him mad. Get under his skin, insult him, humiliate him, get the audience to laugh at him just once, and Mt. Coppertop will blow sky high. Demonstrate his incompetence with very simple questions -- "Mr. Trump, how many votes are needed to win a majority in the House of Representatives?" He won't know -- until his unsuitability for the office he seeks is painted on the walls. Trump's bottomless ego is his Achilles heel; that's why debate prep for him has consisted of walking over to Nathan's for a hot dog. He doesn't need any practice, he'll be the first to tell you. That arrogance, properly exploited, will be his undoing.

If I were in Trump's corner, I'd tell him to stick and move, stick and move, slip the jab and wait for the solid counterpunch. Don't be in the same place twice, pivot the questions to more comfortable ground, and whenever possible, throw Clinton off balance and disrupt her timing. Work the refs, call the moderators biased and unfair; most of these media people are jellyfish and will fold under such pressure (See: Matt Lauer). Clinton has never faced an opponent like you before. Use that to your advantage.

And fie to all that, because this is not a boxing match. This is not some light entertainment that ends without consequences for the lives of people throughout the US and the world. The first debate is the most important by far. In the balance stands presidential policy on immigration, foreign policy, the Supreme Court, women's rights, the environmental crisis and so much more. It is telling, then, that the whole thing is being offered up as some kind of half-assed American Gladiators knockoff, complete with neon lights and all the trimmings.

Strange days indeed. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most categorically disliked presidential candidates in history, and yet they're about to pull in a TV audience larger than the most-watched Super Bowl of all time. Why? Are the viewers looking for a good conversation on policy, a back-and-forth on racism, or a discourse on the importance of the Supreme Court? Of course not. They want the show they've been promised, complete with thrown chairs and blood on the mat. They want the gross spectacle of it all, and thanks to the coarse manipulations of the "news" media, that is exactly what they will get.

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Besides a loud noise and a sense of feeling cheaply bought in the aftermath, who is to say? All I know for sure is that it is a sad and shabby thing we have become as a nation when this is the best we can do in the search for a president. That, too, will be on display Monday night.

Police: 5 shot, 1 killed, after argument at Illinois party
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign. Police say in a news release that they believe the two shootings may be related. They say the first apparently stemmed from an argument […]
Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the […]
Key developments in the New Jersey bridge lane-closing trial
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The first week’s testimony in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial has been aimed at putting two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the center of a plot to punish a local mayor who didn’t endorse the Republican governor. But revelations about Christie’s office behind-the-scenes and at the […]




Police: 5 shot, 1 killed, after argument at Illinois party
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign. Police say in a news release that they believe the two shootings may be related. They say the first apparently stemmed from an argument […]
Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the […]
Key developments in the New Jersey bridge lane-closing trial
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The first week’s testimony in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial has been aimed at putting two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the center of a plot to punish a local mayor who didn’t endorse the Republican governor. But revelations about Christie’s office behind-the-scenes and at the […]
Study: Family caregivers for elderly need help, too
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:32:06 (6 hours ago) 

People who help elderly family members with three or more personal tasks a day devote almost as much time per month to caregiving as they would two full-time jobs.
Charlotte police release video of Keith Scott's shooting but doubts remain
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-09-25 09:31:52 (6 hours ago) 
Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer in the US.




Police: 5 shot, 1 killed, after argument at Illinois party
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-09-25 09:31:51 (6 hours ago) 
The Latest: Protests expected around Charlotte Panthers game
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Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed
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Key developments in the New Jersey bridge lane-closing trial
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal
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VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:31:35 (6 hours ago) 
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage.
Charles Osgood: A broadcast journalist’s journey
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Charles Osgood, Baltimore boy
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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident Sunday; game Sunday vs. Braves canceled
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-09-25 09:30:32 (6 hours ago) 

Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, the team has confirmed.

He was 24.

Sunday's home game against the Atlanta Braves has been canceled. 

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández,” the team's statement...

How Old Is the Bible?
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Police: 5 shot, 1 killed, after argument at Illinois party
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:30:18 (6 hours ago) 
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign....
Police: 5 shot, 1 killed, after argument at Illinois party
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-09-25 09:30:17 (6 hours ago) 
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign....
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:21:01 (6 hours ago) 




Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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NewsWatch: Clinton-Trump debate showdown carries potential to sock stocks
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:20:55 (6 hours ago) 
Investors will be keeping a close eye on the first of the presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for signs of a momentum shift in the closely contested race, which carries with it the potential to jar stocks.
MidPoint Music Festival 2016
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-09-25 09:20:33 (6 hours ago) 

        
Runners From NJ Race Canceled After Explosion Join NYC Run
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-09-25 09:20:01 (6 hours ago) 
About 100 runners are competing in a New York City race after an explosion canceled their race in New Jersey last week
Restaurant owner displays 'Muslims get out' sign
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:12:05 (6 hours ago) 

Muslims won't be offered any treats at the Treats Family Restaurant in Minnesota.

       




Washington Mall Shooting Suspect Was ‘Zombie-Like’ During Arrest
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:12:02 (6 hours ago) 
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Pope backs opposition to Mexico’s gay-marriage proposal
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:11:58 (6 hours ago) 

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government’s push to legalize same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said he willingly joined their protest “in favor of family and life, which in these times require special pastoral and cultural attention around the world.” Tens of […]
Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-09-25 09:11:58 (6 hours ago) 

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts. With chants of “Don’t interfere with my shorts!” the protest aimed to show solidarity with Aysegul Terzi, who was kicked in the face by a […]
Pope backs opposition to Mexico’s gay-marriage proposal
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:11:57 (6 hours ago) 

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government’s push to legalize same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said he willingly joined their protest “in favor of family and life, which in these times require special pastoral and cultural attention around the world.” Tens of […]
Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:11:57 (6 hours ago) 

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts. With chants of “Don’t interfere with my shorts!” the protest aimed to show solidarity with Aysegul Terzi, who was kicked in the face by a […]




Rant & Rave: Delivery driver rescues wandering tot
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:11:57 (6 hours ago) 

Readers rave about saving wandering toddler, farmers markets, the Mariners, person who offered to transport new fridge; rant about smashed windshield, bad drivers near ferry docks and not yielding to pedestrians, fast-food litter.
TV Picks for Sept. 25: ‘Son of Zorn’ on Fox
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:11:57 (6 hours ago) 

Also airing Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016: “Poldark” on KCTS and “Quantico” on ABC.
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“Love Warrior” tops Publishers Weekly nonfiction best-sellers list.
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  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-09-25 09:11:57 (6 hours ago) 

Amy Schumer’s “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” is a nonfiction best-seller from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.
One Third of Voters Say Debates Will Help Them Decide
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-09-25 09:11:44 (6 hours ago) 

“One-third of voters say the presidential debates will be very important in helping them decide who to support for president, with slightly more Republicans than Democrats saying so,” a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

“Some 34% of registered voters said the set of three presidential debates that start on Monday in New York would be extremely or quite important to their decision. Among Republicans, 37% said the debates would be important to them, while 31% of Democrats said the same.”

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Scope of Trump Falsehoods Is Unprecedented
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-09-25 09:11:44 (6 hours ago) 

Los Angeles Times: “Never in modern presidential politics has a major candidate made false statements as routinely as Trump has. Over and over, independent researchers have examined what the Republican nominee says and concluded it was not the truth — but ‘pants on fire’ (PolitiFact) or ‘four Pinocchios’ (Washington Post Fact Checker).”

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Police: Washington shooting suspect 'zombie-like' at arrest
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-09-25 09:11:42 (6 hours ago) 
The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said.
'Try Catch Throw': A Science Fiction Motion Comic
  Source: Scientific American 2016-09-25 09:11:38 (6 hours ago) 
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Cleveland man slain in St. Clair-Superior neighborhood
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-09-25 09:11:31 (6 hours ago) 
Gregory Boey, 37, died Saturday afternoon in a shooting on East 79th Street near Superior Avenue in Cleveland.
Jordanian Writer Is Fatally Shot
  Source: NYT > International 2016-09-25 09:11:28 (6 hours ago) 
Nahed Hattar was killed in Amman after having recently been arrested for sharing a cartoon on Facebook that was deemed offensive by Muslims.




Jordanian Writer Is Fatally Shot
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-09-25 09:11:28 (6 hours ago) 
Nahed Hattar was killed in Amman after having recently been arrested for sharing a cartoon on Facebook that was deemed offensive by Muslims.
Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-09-25 09:11:24 (6 hours ago) 
Wash. shooting suspect “zombie-like” at arrest
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-09-25 09:10:34 (6 hours ago) 
Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old immigrant from Turkey, blamed for Cascade Mall shooting that left five dead; carrying computer when caught