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Trump stepped up his attacks on a group of progressive congresswomen of color, groundlessly calling them 'pro-terrorist' and 'anti-USA'

Trump stepped up his attacks on a group of progressive congresswomen of color, groundlessly calling them 'pro-terrorist' and 'anti-USA'President Trump has waged a relentless campaign in recent days to portray four Democratic congresswomen as anti-American and anti-Israel.




POSTED JULY 16, 2019 8:07 AM

Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figures

Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figuresItalian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge. A big cache of guns and ammunition was seized by the Turin special police force Credit: FRANCESCO AMMENDOLA,HO/AFP/Getty Images Police said the suspects had tried to sell the missile in conversations with contacts on the WhatsApp messaging network. Among other weapons uncovered were 26 guns, 20 bayonets, 306 gun parts, including silencers and rifle scopes, and more than 800 bullets of various calibres. The arms were primarily from Austria, Germany and the United States. Police also seized Nazi memorabilia from the properties. "The police investigation ... came into being because of the activities of some Italian fighters with extremist backgrounds who had taken part in the armed conflict in the Ukrainian region of Donbass," the police statement said. More than 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 in fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine.




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 4:05 PM

Serial killer linked to Arkansas woman's 1994 slaying

Serial killer linked to Arkansas woman's 1994 slayingAuthorities are investigating whether possibly the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history is behind the death of an Arkansas woman in 1994. Police in Pine Bluff are reviewing the case of Jolanda Jones's death after Samuel Little confessed to her killing, which had been determined to be drug-related. According to a police memo, when Little was in custody in Dallas, Texas, in October 2018, he indicated that he killed Jones, the Pine Bluff Commercial reported .




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 2:52 PM

2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found alive

2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found alivePolice have found the 2-year-old who went missing from a campsite in Comins Township, Michigan on Monday. The search lasted more than 24 hours.




POSTED JULY 16, 2019 1:00 PM

Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'

Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'A man has been charged with killing a polar bear and leaving the body to rot outside his home in Alaska for five months.Christopher Gordon, 35, allegedly shot the animal dead when it ventured into his front yard to try and eat some butchered whale meat.He then failed to report the polar bear carcass or attempt to “harvest” it for food between December 2018 and May this year.Gordon also allowed the bear to be covered with snow, which resulted in one of its legs being ripped off by a passing snowplough.Finally, on 22 May, he burned the carcass at the village dump in Kaktovik.He is now facing up to one year in prison and a $100,000 (£80,000) fine if convicted of the federal crime of “knowingly taking a polar bear in a manner unlawful under the Marine Mammal Protection Act”.Prosecutors say that the killing of the bear was not done in legal self defence and that he “left the harvestable remains to waste”.“Gordon allegedly left butchered whale meat outside in front of his yard of his residence for a substantial period of time, which attracted polar bear, as well as other animals to his front yard,” said federal prosecutor Ryan Tansey.“He then allegedly shot and killed the polar bear because it was trying to eat the improperly stored whale meat.”Gordon has also been charged with the state offence of wasteful taking of a marine animal.The investigation was carried out by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.Gordon declined to comment about the case and is scheduled to appear in court in Fairbanks in August.Kaktovik, with a population of just over 250, has experienced increasing encroachment by polar bears in recent years due to the disappearing Arctic sea ice.As a result it has become a popular tourist destination, with more than 2,000 people visiting the village during 2017.“These bears are getting used to people,” said council member Mike Gallagher. ”They’re domesticated.”Additional reporting by Associated Press




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 6:29 AM

$800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM's cards, court hears

$800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM's cards, court hearsCredit cards belonging to Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over $800,000 in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has heard. The 2014 spending spree is the latest evidence of what critics say is the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by Najib after he and his cronies allegedly plundered state coffers. The claims played a major part in Najib's government losing power at elections last year.




POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:03 AM

Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter

Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington.In a series of Tweets apparently aimed at making a broader point about diplomatic divisions over the mass detention of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad, said on Sunday that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital.“You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too,” Rice told Zhao on Twitter. Likely assuming that Zhao was posted in China’s mission in Washington, she then addressed her next comment to China’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai. “Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home.”Zhao, who is deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Pakistan’s capital, is often vocal on Twitter against critics of China’s infrastructure-building projects in Pakistan and other parts of Asia. Beijing has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan, whose leader Imran Khan has previously dodged questions about the issue.‘Shockingly Ignorant’“You are such a disgrace, too. And shockingly ignorant, too. I am based in Islamabad. Truth hurts. I am simply telling the truth,” Zhao fired back at Rice on Monday. “To label someone who speak the truth that you don’t want to hear a racist, is disgraceful & disgusting.”Read More: How China Is Defending Its Detention of Muslims to the WorldZhao didn’t immediately respond to phone calls, an email and a direct message on Twitter seeking comment.In a string of messages that appeared aimed at highlighting U.S. hypocrisy on human rights, Zhao referred to everything from income inequality and school shootings in the U.S. to immigration officers separating children from parents.He tweeted a list of mostly-Western nations that condemned China for its actions in Xinjiang as well as a separate list of other countries -- including Pakistan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Nigeria -- that wrote a joint letter to the United Nations supporting Beijing, which Zhao called “a big slap on the face of U.S. & its western cohorts.”Outspoken DiplomatsChina’s diplomats have become increasingly vocal and outspoken. This month, China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, gave a rare televised statement accusing the British government of meddling in Hong Kong, the scene of mass protests against Beijing’s rule.Earlier this year, China’s envoy to Canada publicly accused his hosts of “white supremacy,” while the country’s chief envoy in South Africa said President Donald Trump’s policies were making the U.S. “the enemy of the whole world.”Asked about the Twitter dispute on Monday, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang didn’t comment directly.“I don’t know the specific situation,” he said. However, he added, “we resolutely oppose the interference of the U.S. and individual Western countries in interfering in China’s internal affairs with the Xinjiang issue.”To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in New Delhi at imarlow1@bloomberg.net;Dandan Li in Beijing at dli395@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Chris Kay, Gregory TurkFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 8:19 AM

The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Now 30 Years Old. Take a Look Inside.

The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Now 30 Years Old. Take a Look Inside.(Washington, D.C.) Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and using computers to merge sensor data with targeting information -- the Air Force’s B-2 bomber … has been in the air attacking targets for “30-Years.”“You pull up the weapons suite screen, align the right weapon with the target and provide input into the DEP - Digital Entry Panel. Then, you enter text into the computer,” Lt. Col. Nicola Polidar, Commander of Detachment 5 of the 29th Training Systems Squadron, told Warrior in an interview.As this happens….the air attack begins.The B-2 took its first flight July 17, 1989 -- so now is the “30-Year Anniversary.” B-2 pilots have operated the sleek, curved air-defense-defying platform for sensitive, highly-dangerous missions many times in recent decades. After blasting onto the scene in the early 90s, the B-2s combat debut came in the late 90s when the aircraft destroyed Serbian targets over Kosovo. Three decades ago, the Air Force and Northrop Grumman thought to massively advance the paradigm for stealth attack, and create a first-of-its kind leap ahead bomber. It was conceived of as a Cold War weapon, engineered to knock out Soviet advanced air defenses. The intent was to build upon and surpass the F-117 Night Hawk’s stealth technology used in the Gulf War.The B-2s stealth configuration, buried engine, low heat signature and “radar absorbent” coating, is meant to not only avoid being hit by enemy weapons, but complete missions without enemies ever knowing it is there. Its core mission: launch secret, quiet, undetected attacks over heavily defended enemy territory to create a safer “air corridor” for less stealthy planes to operate within extremely lethal,otherwise uninhabitable airspace.




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 3:37 AM

Landmarks renamed: dispute over Yosemite trademarks resolved

Landmarks renamed: dispute over Yosemite trademarks resolvedMany of the landmarks around Yosemite National Park will soon get their historic names back.




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 2:08 PM

Trump says that his tweets being called racist 'doesn't concern' him because 'many people agree' with him

Trump says that his tweets being called racist 'doesn't concern' him because 'many people agree' with him"All I'm saying is that if they want to leave they can leave. It doesn't say leave forever," Trump said of his racist tweets.




POSTED JULY 15, 2019 9:36 PM

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The Disney heiress says she found workers struggling when she recently visited the park undercover
Disneyland calls itself "The Happiest Place on Earth," but family heiress Abigail Disney said she found workers struggling when she recently visited the park undercover.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:15 PM
Disney heiress: Billionaires don't share the same planet
Disney heiress Abigail Disney explains to CNN's Don Lemon why she's a proponent of a federal wealth tax to help address income inequality.


POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 4:08 AM
Abigail Disney tells Congress companies must change the way they 'practice capitalism'
Abigail Disney took her criticism of the pay gap between CEOs and workers to Capitol Hill Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the country needs to rethink the system.


POSTED MAY 16, 2019 2:13 PM
Abigail Disney puts spotlight on income inequality
After calling out Disney CEO Bob Iger's pay as "insane," the Disney heiress called on the company to give half of the bonuses its executives earn to the lowest-paid employees.


POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 5:35 PM
Analysis: Abigail Disney has a point. Paying rank-and-file workers more can boost a company's productivity
It's not new that the pay gap between CEOs and their employees is huge and getting bigger.


POSTED APRIL 26, 2019 4:53 PM
Roy Disney's granddaughter thinks Bob Iger's paycheck is 'insane'
Disney CEO Bob Iger made nearly $66 million last year, and a Disney family member thinks that's "insane."


POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 6:18 PM
Disney heir calls on company to give 50% of exec bonuses to lowest-paid employees
Abigail Disney is doubling down on her criticism of executive pay at her family's company.


POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 8:36 PM
Trump slams congresswomen again as House prepares vote on his racist tweets


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Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump, cites sexual assault allegations
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump's continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" video.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:39 PM
House Minority Leader defends Trump's racist tweets
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) defends President Trump's racist attacks on lawmakers, saying Democratic lawmakers are making it about politics.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:18 PM

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Preliminary report shows likely cause of NYC power outage
Con Edison blamed their relay protection system Monday for the weekend power outage in New York City, saying the system didn't operate as designed, according to preliminary findings from the company.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 10:19 PM
Man who plowed his car into a crowd at Charlottesville rally gets second life sentence
The man who plowed his car through a crowd of counterprotesters at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville two years ago, leaving a woman dead, was sentenced to life in prison by a Virginia state judge Monday.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 9:20 PM
A sunken barge might have saved these Louisiana towns from major flooding
While officials worked to restore power and remove fallen trees in Assumption Parish on Sunday, one hazard was notably absent in its towns as a major storm pushed north: flooding.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 5:01 PM
Paradise welcomes back first family to rebuild their home after the Camp Fire
Paradise, California, is growing again.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 10:22 PM
Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda
In a series of racist tweets on Sunday, President Donald Trump told a group of four Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are people of color, to "go back" to their supposed home countries, though three of them were born in the US. On Monday, he aggressively defended the tweets -- and falsely accused one of the congresswomen, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, of having praised al Qaeda.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 8:24 PM
Here are the 4 congresswomen in 'The Squad'
Four first-term, progressive Democratic congresswomen -- known as "The Squad" on Capitol Hill — were the target of racist tweets from President Donald Trump this weekend.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 2:11 PM
House Oversight plans vote to hold Kellyanne Conway in contempt unless she testifies
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Monday said the panel will vote to hold White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in contempt of Congress later this month unless she agrees to appear to testify in a hearing.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 3:15 AM
Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump's 'xenophobic tweets'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said that Republican lawmakers "must join" Democrats in "condemning the President's xenophobic tweets" and urged Democrats to support a resolution put forward by House Democratic lawmakers.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 5:58 PM
Here's how IHOP still makes billions
IHOP celebrates its 61st birthday Tuesday, capping off a momentous year that introduced a fake name change and a new menu item.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 3:33 PM
SpaceX thinks it knows what went wrong aboard the Crew Dragon
SpaceX revealed what it believes destroyed its Crew Dragon spacecraft in April.


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 10:40 PM

SI.com

Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

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Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:04 PM
NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:17 PM
World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England


POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:22 PM
Report: Bulls offer Gibson, Snell, picks for Love


POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 9:04 PM
What to expect from U.S. against Germany
On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the disappointing end to the US vs. Portugal game and USMNT's strategy heading into their match against Germany.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 3:28 PM
Mexico tops Croatia, advances out of group


POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:36 PM
O's Davis walks off White Sox with pinch-hit HR
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 1:56 AM
MLB Power Rankings: Terrible week for Rockies
Another week, another first-place finish for the Athletics, who once again grabbed all seven votes for the top spot. Hard on their heels are the Brewers, who jumped from fifth to second, pushing the Giants down to third place. The Angels remained at No. 4, with the resurgent Cardinals rounding out the top-five.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 1:32 PM

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

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More than 100 dead and 6 million affected by flooding across South Asia


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 9:21 AM
Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever
Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a "national dengue alert" after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 8:43 AM
Police seize 'arsenal' of military weapons and Nazi paraphernalia


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 6:18 PM
Is Djokovic the most unloved superstar in tennis?
A thinker and scholar, Novak Djokovic introduced a word probably never heard before in a media conference at Wimbledon: transmutate.


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 9:05 AM
VR helps Japan's elderly travel the world


POSTED JULY 16, 2019 8:06 AM
Would you trust an algorithm to diagnose an illness?
We put a lot of trust in our doctors — we listen to their diagnoses, take out their prescriptions, follow their dietary suggestions. Would we do the same for a computer?


POSTED JULY 15, 2019 9:03 AM
Can India kick its coal addiction?
A thick dark haze fills the sky above Singrauli, northeast India. Known as the country's coal capital, the district is home to eight coal-fired power plants, producing enough electricity daily to power 16 million homes.


POSTED JULY 11, 2019 3:41 PM
London just started tracking passengers on the Tube
London's subway has become the latest transportation agency to use location data collected from people's smartphones in a bid to improve services.


POSTED JULY 12, 2019 9:14 AM
Why we keep buying iPods and instant cameras
That beaten up Walkman buried in your basement might be someone's hot new accessory. The retro tech market is alive and kicking.


POSTED JULY 12, 2019 10:21 AM
How 5G will make your life better
In Barcelona, everyone's talking about 5G.


POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2019 12:09 PM

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