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The Rise and Fall of Anthony Weiner: Will He Get Jail Time?

Anthony Weiner, the ambitious New York congressman who online sexual indiscretions turned him into a national punchline, faces jail for sexting a teenager.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 10:41 am

Vaccine Skeptic Message Gets Stronger, Bolder

Vaccine skeptics, often called anti-vaxxers, are getting bolder with their message that vaccines are the product of a coverup by industry, government and media.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 8:46 am

Confusion Hinders Efforts Amid Puerto Rico Dam Failure Fear

There was a lack of information about a potentially catastrophic breach of a dam in the town of Isabella, as evacuations continued following Hurricane Maria.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:54 am

Companies Look to Bridge U.S. ‘Middle Skills’ Gap

Companies like Toyota, Boeing, General Motors and Dow Chemical are all starting or expanding specialized job training programs to bridge the gap in technical skills for “middle skills jobs” — which don’t require a 4-year college degree but do require additional training.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 11:16 pm

Hope Flies in for Puerto Ricans Who Survived Maria

NBC News was granted a look at a first relief flight to Puerto Rico in which the charity Samaritan’s Purse assembled 50,000 pounds of supplies.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 10:58 pm

Yiannopoulos’ ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley Canceled

UC Berkeley said Saturday a conservative student group cancelled the so-called ‘Free Speech Week’ they organized with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 9:39 pm

Colin Firth Receives Dual Italian Citizenship

British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 5:53 pm


Star Tribune – United States

In parched North Dakota, cloud-seeding irks some farmers

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:46 pm

7 hurt when man drives into crowd outside N. Carolina club

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:40 pm

Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:36 pm

Profiles of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:25 pm

AP Was There: Paratroops with bayonets escort Little Rock 9

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:25 pm

Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 3:25 pm

Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:55 pm

US News and World Report – United States

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France 24 – France

Officials to vote on half of France’s Senate seats in key test for Macron

France renews half of its Senate seats on Sunday in a vote that will prove crucial to President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping reform plans and poses another political test as he struggles with declining popularity ratings.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 1:18 pm

Video: Why more retired Germans are returning to work

Many German pensioners are finding life difficult after retirement as pensions often barely cover living costs, leaving more and more retirees with no choice but to return to work.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 10:03 am

Merkel seeks historic fourth term as polls open in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany’s post-war history.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 7:32 am

Trump in escalating row with sports stars over anthem protest

President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 6:52 am

N. Korea’s foreign minister says Trump is ‘mentally deranged’

North Korea’s foreign minister assailed US President Donald Trump at the United Nations on Saturday, deriding him as a “mentally deranged” leader whose threats had increased the chances of military confrontation.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 6:10 am

Trump criticises nuclear deal after Iran’s missile test

President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations.

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 5:22 am

French soldier killed in Iraq-Syria military zone, Élysée Palace says

A French special forces soldier was killed in combat this morning in the Iraq-Syria region, the French presidency announced on Saturday.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 6:38 pm

The Examiner – United States

Halloween parties and concerts in Kansas City 2017



Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons–this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Kansas City has plenty going on, from rising country stars to pop chart-toppers. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.
Maren…

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:46 pm

Halloween parties and concerts in Detroit 2017



Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons–this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Detroit has plenty going on, from today’s biggest rock bands to classic favorites. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween…

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:38 pm

Halloween parties and concerts in Dallas and Ft. Worth 2017



Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons–this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Dallas has plenty going on, from pop hitmakers to alt-rock favorites–and The Bomb Factory in particular has a ton of bands passing through. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets…

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:36 pm

Halloween events for kids in San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay Area 2017



Families in San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Area should get Halloween costumes ready for the many Halloween events being held for kids in 2017. There are several not-so-scary Halloween celebrations for children in the San Francisco area this year.
Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 28 & 29 
San Francisco…

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:34 pm

Interview: Red Sun Rising talk next album, reveal their nerdy side



The true art in making modern music is in creating songs that resonate within the artist rather than through the prism of commercial expectation. Trying to fit into a niche or genre because it sells, or because “industry experts” know more than the artists themselves, may be the fastest way to…

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:28 pm

Interview: Dave and Tara Powers discuss their musical project, MountainCity



With diverse musical influences and a sound best described as a mixture of folk, pop, country and blue-eyed soul, MountainCity (the husband and wife duo of Dave and Tara Powers) mixes creativity, inspiration and the power of love into one magical combination.
Drawing from contemporaries like Johnny…

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:22 pm

5 best Rihanna collaborations



Since Rihanna burst onto the scene over a decade ago, she has quickly become one of the most successful artists at such a young age. By 2017, she had released eight studio albums, racked up handfuls of No. 1 hits across all charts, and grew to have one of the most recognizable voices in pop music…

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 10:46 pm


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