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|Florida State House Candidate Admits She Faked College Diploma
A Republican candidate for office in Florida is admitting she lied about her
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 7:31 PM
|Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement
The Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists, who were far outnumbered by counterprotesters.
POSTED AUGUST 12, 2018 10:34 PM
|'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space
A Florida man who invoked the state's controversial "stand your ground" law
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:57 PM
|Manafort trial: Judge TS Ellis calls for short closing arguments on Wednesday as defence rests case
The defence has rested in the trial of former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, with Judge TS Ellis calling closing arguments for Wednesday morning. Mr Manafort’s trial on several counts of tax evasion and bank fraud will like see the jury head out for deliberations on Wednesday, after his legal team did not call any witnesses to the stand in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Mr Manfort decided not to testify in what is the first trial related to the FBI investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, of Russian election meddling and possible collusion between Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 6:08 PM
|Mollie Tibbetts Search: Website for Tips Announced, Residents Asked to Report Strange Behavior
Iowa authorities have interviewed more than 500 people in the search for Mollie Tibbetts.
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:35 PM
|Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About Flynn
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to reconcile conflicting explanations about whether
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 5:14 PM
|Erdogan calls for boycott of iPhones as he targets American consumer products in retaliation for Turkey sanctions
Turkey’s president escalated tensions with the US on Tuesday after calling for a boycott of American electronics, amid reports that diplomatic talks have stalled over the issue of a detained pastor. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with President Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Ankara would stop buying US-made iPhones and buy Korean or Turkish-made models instead. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel," he said, renewing calls for Turks to convert their dollars to lira as the Turkish currency began to rally on Tuesday morning. However, financial experts questioned whether such a move would have much of an effect given Turkey’s current purchasing power. Some even pointed to the irony of Mr Erdogan lashing out at American tech companies. The president fended off a coup attempt two years ago by appealing to his supporters via FaceTime, the Apple video chat app. The country’s finance chief, Mr Erdogan’s son-in-law, is due to address foreign investors later on Tuesday, in an attempt to quell growing concerns. Andrew Brunson: The evangelical US pastor at the heart of the Turkey crisis Talks between the two Nato countries seem to have been frozen until Turkey releases American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who stands accused by Ankara of espionage and terrorism related to the 2016 putsch. John Bolton, White House National Security Adviser, told Turkey’s Ambassador Serdar Kilic in Washington on Monday that there was nothing further to discuss until Mr Brunson was freed. The US had believed it had agreed a swap deal with Turkey during a Nato summit in July, where Mr Brunson would be released in return for a Turkish actress held by Israel over links to Hamas. Turkish citizens look at a board showing foreign currency rates inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara Credit: AP Actress Ebru Özkan was released the next day, while the pastor was moved from prison to house arrest. Mr Brunson’s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt on Tuesday appealed again to a Turkish court to release him and lift his travel ban. He said the court had up to seven days to decide. Mr Brunson, who faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty, denies the charges. The lira started to stage a recovery on Tuesday following its dramatic two-day collapse. After plunging to record lows yesterday, the currency clawed back as much as 9.1 per cent, although it slipped again after Mr Erdogan's remarks on consumer goods. The earlier rebound was pinned on local investors attempting to cash in on the lira slide by selling their dollars. Retail investors in Turkey are understood to have sold $50m (£39m) to $60m in foreign currency with the jump in the lira exaggerated by thin trading volumes, according to Bloomberg. Markets were also somewhat soothed by Turkey’s central bank loosening cash buffer requirements for the country’s banks and its finance minister setting up a call with investors. Despite the lira’s rally, it has still lost 42 per cent of its value against the dollar in 2018.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 6:35 AM
|The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz Badge
Echoes of the big Benz from days past.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:37 PM
|200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying'
Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power. Neither dino nor bird, pterosaurs -- more commonly known as pterodactyls -- emerged during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago and lorded over primeval skies until a massive space rock slammed into Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and most other forms of life some 65 million years ago. "They are delicately framed animals that are built for flying," said Brooks Britt, a paleontologist at Brigham Young University in Utah and lead author of a study in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 2:42 PM
|Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires
A sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 11:53 AM