07/18/2019 12:26 PM
Trump sparks condemnation after supporters chant 'send her back'
The chants, directed at non-white Democratic congresswomen, have been rebuked by some Republicans.
07/18/2019 11:35 AM
Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on the Kyoto Animation studio.
07/18/2019 10:44 AM
Iran seizes 'fuel-smuggling' tanker in Gulf
The vessel and its 12 crew were smuggling one million litres of fuel, Iran says.
07/18/2019 10:20 AM
Man finds own amputated leg on cigarette packets without consent
The image was used next to the message "smoking clogs your arteries", but the leg was lost after an assault.
07/18/2019 12:15 PM
UK MPs back bid to block Parliament suspension
The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
07/18/2019 12:15 PM
Polish newspaper to issue 'LGBT-free zone' stickers
The US ambassador to Poland said the stickers would promote hatred and intolerance.
07/18/2019 05:01 AM
Saravana Bhavan 'dosa king' dies after medical plea rejected
P Rajagopal's death comes nine days after the Supreme Court rejected a plea for bail on medical grounds.
07/18/2019 07:02 AM
Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species
Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked.
07/18/2019 08:02 AM
Ayia Napa: Twelve teenagers in court after 'British woman raped'
The group of Israeli teenagers, aged from 15 to 18, have been remanded in custody.
07/18/2019 11:52 AM
Mauna Kea: Hawaii protesters delay giant telescope construction
Officials vow to proceed with the Thirty Meter Telescope despite protests by native Hawaiian elders.
07/17/2019 12:25 PM
Dolphin megapod spotted off California coast swimming alongside boat
Onlookers watched as a huge pod of dolphins - known as a super- or megapod - swam alongside them.
07/18/2019 07:16 AM
Circle K stores ditch 'Secretary Day' condom offer
The ad urged shoppers to surprise female secretaries with a gift of a wine, chocolate and condoms.
07/18/2019 12:04 PM
Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years
Briton Paul Gilmore says he always hoped to receive a reply to the note he dropped from an ocean liner.
07/17/2019 07:27 PM
Flat Earth: How did YouTube help spread a conspiracy theory?
Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat Earth movement grow?
07/17/2019 04:55 PM
Sounding alert about vanishing US coastlines
A new photography book captures the environmental threat to America's coastal region.
07/18/2019 09:00 AM
The distinctive style of the anime studio hit by fire
Devotees of the KyoAni studio are pouring out love, support and money in response to the tragedy.
07/18/2019 12:01 AM
Rare New Zealand parakeet has best breeding season in decades
There are at most only 300 kakariki karaka parakeets in the world, but this year they had 150 chicks.
07/18/2019 11:25 AM
Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards
Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten successfully submitted their own nominations.
07/17/2019 07:34 PM
Sir Paul McCartney to write It's A Wonderful Life musical
The former Beatle is working on a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.
07/17/2019 09:36 AM
The city where drought is visible from space
Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water.
07/17/2019 04:10 PM
Online critics poke fun at Canada 'warship' library
Edmonton residents say the new building looks like "a land-locked ship converted to a library".
07/17/2019 10:15 AM
University of East Anglia student raps 10,000-word dissertation
Hip-hop lover Nicholas Uzoka was given permission to rap instead of write his final coursework.
07/18/2019 11:38 AM
Puerto Rico: Protests over homophobic text messages
Protesters are calling for the resignation of the governor following a leak of homophobic messages.
07/17/2019 07:02 PM
Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst
Six months after nearly 300 people died, new evidence emerges suggesting it could have been prevented.
07/17/2019 07:03 PM
The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23 lives
The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking.
07/17/2019 07:08 PM
Trekking 10,000km across Africa for a football match
A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans".
07/17/2019 07:36 PM
What to look out for at Comic-Con 2019: Picard, Terminator, Batwoman and more
This year's blockbuster convention will include sneak previews of Batwoman, The Terminator and more.
07/17/2019 03:23 PM
Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise
Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats.
07/16/2019 07:46 PM
El Chapo: How Mexico's drug kingpin fell victim to his own legend
The world’s most powerful drug kingpin was enamoured by his own legend and it cost him his freedom.
07/17/2019 07:14 PM
Should I offset my summer holiday flights?
As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?
07/18/2019 11:56 AM
The Open 2019: 'What on earth?' - Misfiring Rory McIlroy ends miserable day with triple bogey
More misfortune for Rory McIlroy at Royal Portrush as the Northern Irishman hits a triple bogey on hole 18 at Royal Portrush to end the day eight-over par.
07/18/2019 10:55 AM
The Open 2019: Gary Woodland recovers to par after hitting tee shot into fan's backpack
USA's Gary Woodland recovers to hit par at the 16th after shanking his tee shot into a fan's backpack at Royal Portrush.
07/18/2019 09:49 AM
World Aquatics Championships: Jack Laugher blows 3m springboard gold with last dive
British diver Jack Laugher has to settle for a World Championship bronze medal in the men's 3m springboard final after a "calamitous" error on his last dive sees him lose the lead.
07/18/2019 10:16 AM
Women's Ashes: England v Australia - Sophie Ecclestone bowls Meg Lanning
Sophie Ecclestone picks up an important wicket as she bowls Australia captain Meg Lanning for 57 in England's must-win Test against Australia at Taunton.
07/18/2019 12:26 PM
Trump sparks condemnation after supporters chant 'send her back'
The chants, directed at non-white Democratic congresswomen, have been rebuked by some Republicans.
07/18/2019 11:35 AM
Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on the Kyoto Animation studio.
07/18/2019 10:44 AM
Iran seizes 'fuel-smuggling' tanker in Gulf
The vessel and its 12 crew were smuggling one million litres of fuel, Iran says.
07/18/2019 10:20 AM
Man finds own amputated leg on cigarette packets without consent
The image was used next to the message "smoking clogs your arteries", but the leg was lost after an assault.
07/18/2019 12:15 PM
UK MPs back bid to block Parliament suspension
The measure aims to stop a future PM bypassing Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.
07/18/2019 12:15 PM
Polish newspaper to issue 'LGBT-free zone' stickers
The US ambassador to Poland said the stickers would promote hatred and intolerance.
07/18/2019 05:01 AM
Saravana Bhavan 'dosa king' dies after medical plea rejected
P Rajagopal's death comes nine days after the Supreme Court rejected a plea for bail on medical grounds.
07/18/2019 07:02 AM
Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species
Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked.
07/18/2019 08:02 AM
Ayia Napa: Twelve teenagers in court after 'British woman raped'
The group of Israeli teenagers, aged from 15 to 18, have been remanded in custody.
07/18/2019 11:52 AM
Mauna Kea: Hawaii protesters delay giant telescope construction
Officials vow to proceed with the Thirty Meter Telescope despite protests by native Hawaiian elders.
07/17/2019 12:25 PM
Dolphin megapod spotted off California coast swimming alongside boat
Onlookers watched as a huge pod of dolphins - known as a super- or megapod - swam alongside them.
07/18/2019 07:16 AM
Circle K stores ditch 'Secretary Day' condom offer
The ad urged shoppers to surprise female secretaries with a gift of a wine, chocolate and condoms.
07/18/2019 12:04 PM
Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years
Briton Paul Gilmore says he always hoped to receive a reply to the note he dropped from an ocean liner.
07/17/2019 07:27 PM
Flat Earth: How did YouTube help spread a conspiracy theory?
Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat Earth movement grow?
07/17/2019 04:55 PM
Sounding alert about vanishing US coastlines
A new photography book captures the environmental threat to America's coastal region.
07/18/2019 09:00 AM
The distinctive style of the anime studio hit by fire
Devotees of the KyoAni studio are pouring out love, support and money in response to the tragedy.
07/18/2019 12:01 AM
Rare New Zealand parakeet has best breeding season in decades
There are at most only 300 kakariki karaka parakeets in the world, but this year they had 150 chicks.
07/18/2019 11:25 AM
Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards
Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten successfully submitted their own nominations.
07/17/2019 07:34 PM
Sir Paul McCartney to write It's A Wonderful Life musical
The former Beatle is working on a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.
07/17/2019 09:36 AM
The city where drought is visible from space
Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water.
07/17/2019 04:10 PM
Online critics poke fun at Canada 'warship' library
Edmonton residents say the new building looks like "a land-locked ship converted to a library".
07/17/2019 10:15 AM
University of East Anglia student raps 10,000-word dissertation
Hip-hop lover Nicholas Uzoka was given permission to rap instead of write his final coursework.
07/18/2019 11:38 AM
Puerto Rico: Protests over homophobic text messages
Protesters are calling for the resignation of the governor following a leak of homophobic messages.
07/17/2019 07:02 PM
Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst
Six months after nearly 300 people died, new evidence emerges suggesting it could have been prevented.
07/17/2019 07:03 PM
The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23 lives
The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking.
07/17/2019 07:08 PM
Trekking 10,000km across Africa for a football match
A Zimbabwean football fan travels from Cape Town to Cairo by road and finds "Africa is not friendly to Africans".
07/17/2019 07:36 PM
What to look out for at Comic-Con 2019: Picard, Terminator, Batwoman and more
This year's blockbuster convention will include sneak previews of Batwoman, The Terminator and more.
07/17/2019 03:23 PM
Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise
Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats.
07/16/2019 07:46 PM
El Chapo: How Mexico's drug kingpin fell victim to his own legend
The world’s most powerful drug kingpin was enamoured by his own legend and it cost him his freedom.
07/17/2019 07:14 PM
Should I offset my summer holiday flights?
As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?
07/18/2019 11:56 AM
The Open 2019: 'What on earth?' - Misfiring Rory McIlroy ends miserable day with triple bogey
More misfortune for Rory McIlroy at Royal Portrush as the Northern Irishman hits a triple bogey on hole 18 at Royal Portrush to end the day eight-over par.
07/18/2019 10:55 AM
The Open 2019: Gary Woodland recovers to par after hitting tee shot into fan's backpack
USA's Gary Woodland recovers to hit par at the 16th after shanking his tee shot into a fan's backpack at Royal Portrush.
07/18/2019 09:49 AM
World Aquatics Championships: Jack Laugher blows 3m springboard gold with last dive
British diver Jack Laugher has to settle for a World Championship bronze medal in the men's 3m springboard final after a "calamitous" error on his last dive sees him lose the lead.
07/18/2019 10:16 AM
Women's Ashes: England v Australia - Sophie Ecclestone bowls Meg Lanning
Sophie Ecclestone picks up an important wicket as she bowls Australia captain Meg Lanning for 57 in England's must-win Test against Australia at Taunton.
07/18/2019 12:40 PM
قاچاق مواد مخدر عامل دستگیری شهروند کانادایی در چین
وزارت امور خارجه چین شهروند کانادایی که اخیرا در چین دستگیر شده است را با قاچاق مواد مخدر توسط معلمان خارجی زبان انگلیسی مرتبط خواند.
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه آش شله قلمکار
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 12:14 PM
امروز از ساندیس با طعم پروستات لذت ببر،،، فردا توی اردوی کار و زندان همینم گیرت نمیاد
مزدور و اوباش اخوندی،،، ای بدبخت وطن فروش.
با ۲۲ امتیاز و ۶ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه دیروز-امروز-فردا
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 12:01 PM
(۱۸+) سه عکاس و ستایش بدن زن
سه عکاس و ستایش بدن زن
با ۲۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه عکس PICS
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 10:59 AM
اعدام ۴ زندانی در زندان رجای شهر کرج / اعدام دستکم ۱۴ زندانی طی ۴۸ ساعت گذشته
چهار زندانی محبوس در زندان رجای شهر کرج، که با اتهامهای قتل عمد و ” لواط به عنف” پیشتر به قصاص نفس (اعدام) محکوم شده بودند، سحرگاه روز جاری به دارآویخته شدند. بنا به اطلاع حقوق بشر کردستان ایران ؛ چهارشنبه , ۲۶ تیر , ۱۳۹۸ ؛به نقل ازسازمان حقوق بشر ایران، صبح روز جاری، چهارشنبه ۲۶ تیر ماه، حکم اعدام چهار زندانی در زندان رجایی شهر کرج به اجرا درآمد. این زندانیان در یک گروه شش نفره، صبح روز شنبه ۲۲ تیر ماه به سلول انفرادی منتقل شده بودند.
با ۲۴ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه حقوق بشر
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 10:53 AM
انتخاب فرمانده سابق اطلاعات سپاه به معاونت سیاسی دفتر روحانی
... وردی نژاد از فرماندهان ارشد سپاه پاسداران و از سرداران نسل اولی است که از دست خامنه ای درجات نظامی خود را گرفتند او هشتمین سرتیپ سپاه پاسداران بود در زمانی که معاون اطلاعات سپاه پاسداران بشمار می رفت . وی همزمان با انتصاب وحیدی به فرماندهی نیروی قدس از اطلاعات سپاه به نیروی قدس رفت و نهاد نوپایی را در آن نیرو تاسیس کرد که به کنترل سفرا و دیپلماتهای خارجی در ایران می پرداختند . همزمان با آغاز فرماندهی قاسم سلیمانی در نیمه دهه ۷۰ او به یکباره اصلاح طلب شد و از سوی خاتمی به مدیریت خبرگزاری دولتی ایرنا و روزنامه ایران منصوب شد و کمی بعد نیز به عنوان سفیر ایران در چین فعالیت کرد. وردی نژاد که در سپاه پاسداران بیشتر به نام «سلیم مهدی نژاد» مشهور است از جمله پاسدارانی است که در رسوایی مک فارلین بارها نامش تکرار شده است. او همان فردی است که در ۲۵ مهرماه ۱۳۶۵ و در جلسه ای با حضور محسن رضایی فرمانده وقت سپاه انجیل امضا شده و یک کیک را از آمریکایی ها تحویل می گیرد و به اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی می‌دهد. ...
با ۲۳ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه جمهوریخواهان ایران
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:56 AM
رستوران‌های معروف تهران
انتخاب رستوران‌های معروف تهران اصلاً کار ساده‌ای نیست. هر چند تنوع و تعداد رستوران‌های این شهر بسیار بالاست و این مسئله انتخاب و معرفی چند رستوران را سخت کرده است اما ایران تراول در اینجا رستوران‌هایی متفاوت از نظر فضا و قیمت به شما معرفی می‌کند.
با ۲۳ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه تهران
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:56 AM
10 تا از دل‌ نشین ترین مرگ‌های تاریخ سینما [ + ویدئو ]
دل نشین ترین مرگ‌ های سینما – خوب قطعا توی هر سریالی یه سری کاراکتر بودن که به شدت ازشون متنفر بودیم و دوست داشتیم به بدترین نحو ممکن ناابود شن. توی این مطلب می‌‌خوایم 10تا از آروم کننده ترین و بهترین مرگ‌هارو مرور کنیم.
با ۲۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه آش شله قلمکار
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:55 AM
راه مصدق، نمی تواند راه آخوند و آخوندیسم باشد. بنی صدر یک آدم کوچکی بود و هست :)
شاپور بختیار: جبهۀ ملی و مصدق، کاملاً بعد از اون تلخی هایی که از دست سید ابوالقاسم کاشی و افرادی مثل او کشید، کاملاً روشن بود که راهِ ما "راه مصدق" اگر باشه، نمی توانه راه آخوند و آخوندیسم باشه. و البته بنی صدر یک آدم خیلی کوچکی بود، و هست :). ولی افرادِ دیگری که خودشان را جانشین مصدق (مثل آقای سنجابی و اینها) می دانستند، اون ها راه را برایِ آمدن خمینی و غیره و غیره باز کردند. برگرفته از فایل صوتی (https://youtu.be/dwD16B_6OMc) از ابتدا تا 00:38
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۳۵ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه جمهوریخواهان ایران
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:52 AM
برگزاری جشن تولد 90 سالگی زن کانادایی در آسمان +عکس
یک زن کانادایی از اهالی نورث بتلفرد در ساسکاچوان روز یکشنبه جشن تولد نود سالگی‌اش را با پرش از هواپیما برگزار کرد. وی از فاصله 8 هزار پایی اقدام به پرش
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه اخبار کانادا
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:04 AM
بهترین مراکز تفریحی در تبریز را فراموش نکنید
تفریح در تبریز می‌تواند شامل گشت و گذار در بازارها، مراکز تاریخی، طبیعت زیبا و مجموعه‌های گردشی باشد. این کلان شهر زیبای ایران به علت تنوع جاذبه‌های گردشگری همه ساله پذیرای مسافران و توریست‌ها با آغوش باز است.
با ۲۴ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه آش شله قلمکار
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:04 AM
سرایت ویروس مرگ بار در مقیاس بین المللی
انتشار ویروس ابولا وضعیت فوق العاده ای را در گستره بین المللی به وجود آورده است.
با ۲۸ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه پزشکی و سلامت
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:04 AM
حاشیه‌های لبخند نجفی در دادگاه + عکس
تصویر منتشر شده از شهردار پیشین تهران همراه با لبخند در دومین جلسه رسیدگی به پرونده قتل میترا استاد حاشیه ساز شد.
با ۲۴ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه بالانیوز
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:04 AM
ارگ کریم خان شیراز؛ موزه بزرگ فارس +عکس
ارگ کریم خان یکی از بنا‌های تاریخی مرکز شیراز است که مورد توجه گردشگران می‌باشد. دیوار‌های ۱۴ متری ارگ، از چشم هیچ گردشگری دور نمی‌ماند؛ همین امر موجب شده تا از ارگ کریم خان به عنوان موزه بزرگ فارس رونمایی شود. اگر قصد دارید به یک موزه گردی حسابی در دل آثار تاریخی شیراز بروید، راهتان را به سمت ارگ کریم خان کج کنید.
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه تاریخ ایران و جهان
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 09:02 AM
بازیگران هالیوود در اولین و آخرین فیلم هایشان + تصاویر
در این مقاله می خواهیم نگاهی بیندازیم به اولین نقش های بازیگران هالیوودی و مقایسه انها با جدیدترین فیلمی که بازی کرده اند. قطعا با تماشای این عکس ها متوجه تغییرات فراوان بازیگران خواهید شد
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه اخبار روز
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 06:55 AM
اسکاتلند دو برابر مصرف خانه‌های کشور، از باد، انرژی تولید می‌کند
آلمان نیز در سال گذشته آنقدر انرژی تمیز برگرفته از خورشید و باد تولید کرده است که قیمت مصرف برق به زیر صفر رسیده بود و به مردمش به ازای استفاده از آن پول هم پرداخته است. اسکاتلند در این میان به خاطر سرمایه گذاری وسیع و درست بر روی بادی که در سواحلش می وزد توانسته است دو برابر نیازهای برقی خانه های اسکاتلند انرژی تمیز به دست آورد.
با ۳۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه دیروز-امروز-فردا
لینک مستقیم
07/18/2019 06:55 AM
چه خبر از کاربر با سابقه و با تجربه بالاترین .. رامستین!
. از دوستان کسی از حال کاربر فعال و خوش مشرب بالاترین جناب شِــــمــــیــــران زاده گرامی خبر دارند؟ واقعا نگرانشان هستیم! هر کجا هستند براشون آرزوی سلامتی و تندرستی داریم امیدواریم پس از بهبود مجددا به جمع بالاترینی ها برگردند . . عدم حضورشون محسوسه! . . https://www.balatarin.com/users/rammstein . .
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07/18/2019 06:55 AM
اعدام یک زن متهم به قتل با شرایطی امنیتی در زندان مهاباد
ملیحه صالحیان، زندانی محبوس در زندان مهاباد که پیشتر به اتهام قتل عمد به قصاص نفس (اعدام) محکوم شده بود، با تدابیر شدید امنیتی اعدام کردند تا زندانیان دیگر با خبر نشوند. به احتمال زیاد قتل وی امنیتی بوده است. بنا به اطلاع حقوق بشر کردستان ایران ؛ چهارشنبه , ۲۶ تیر , ۱۳۹۸ ؛ به نقل از سازمان حقوق بشر ایران، روز گذشته، سه‌شنبه ۲۵ تیر ماه، یک زن در زندان مهاباد اعدام شد. هویت این زن که با اتهام «قتل عمد» به قصاص نفس محکوم شده بود، “ملیحه صالحیان” اهل یکی از روستاهای اطراف میاندوآب احراز شده است.
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07/18/2019 06:38 AM
نظر صریح اسلام درباره زن-(۳)
در سخني از امام علي (عليه السلام) آمده است: خداوند، شهوت را ده قسمت آفريد: نه قسمت آن را در زنان قرار داده و يک قسمت را در مردان. اگر خداوند حيا و شرم را در نهاد زنان قرار نمي‌داد، در برابر هر مرد، نُه زن قرار مي‌گرفت! (اصول کافی کليني، محمد بن يعقوب، ج ۵، ص۳۳۸ ) مردان از زمين آفريده شده‌اند و ميل آنان به زمين است، و زنان از مردان آفريده شده‌اند و ميل آنان به مردان است. ‌اي گروه مردان! زنان را حبس کنيد! ( اصول کافی، ج ۵،ص ۳۳۷؛ و همچنین وسائل الشيعة، ج ۲۰، ص ۱۷۹)
با ۳۲ امتیاز و ۳ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه اسلام ناب پشمکی
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07/18/2019 06:38 AM
امام_جمعه_یزد: غربی‌ها از زن برای خوش گذرانی و شهوترانی خود استفاده میکنند"
اما اگر ما شیعیان 4 تا زن عقدی و 40 تا زن صیغه ای میگیریم صرفا برای پیشگیری از گرمایش زمین و پاسداشت معاهده پاریس و خروج بریتانیا از برگزیت و خدمت به اسلام عزیز است
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07/18/2019 06:32 AM
نازنین زاغری به بیمارستان روانی منتقل شده و در اختیار سپاه است
کمپین آزادی نازنین زاغری رتکلیف تأیید کرد که این شهروند ایرانی-بریتانیایی، روز دوشنبه از محل بازداشتش در زندان اوین به بخش روانی بیمارستان امام خمینی منتقل شده و در اختیار سپاه پاسداران قرار دارد.‎ پدر خانم‌ زاغری هم که روز سه شنبه ۲۵ تیرماه به بیمارستان امام خمینی رفته، می‌گوید او در بخش روانی این بیمارستان، زیر نظر سپاه پاسداران نگهداری می‌شود.
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07/18/2019 03:30 AM
سایبری ها هرگز از این ۴ ایرانی حمایت نمی کنند
‏سه فعال حقوق کارگران و یک روزنامه‌نگار هفته هاست که به دلیل حضور در تجمع صلح‌آمیز روز جهانی کارگر در ۱۱ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۸ در بازداشت به سر می‌برند و ‌ به اتهامات ساختگی مبنی بر اقدام علیه امنیت ملی متهم شده‌اند. مزدوران رژیم اشغالگر آخوندی وظیفه شان طرفداری از آن ۴ نخاله کثافت دمکرات است که از داعش حمایت می کنند و پرچم امریکا را آتش میزنند اما دریغ از حمایت از ستمدیدگان ایرانی.
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07/18/2019 01:28 AM
فیلم/ برگی از تاریخ/ آیا وقیح تر از آخوندها وجود دارد؟ خامنه‌ای: در رژیم گذشته تمام قدرتهای کشور در یک جا جمع شده بود
علی خامنه‌ای:در رژیم گذشته تمام قدرتهای کشور در یک جا جمع شده بود. (مناصب) با پول معامله میشد و مجلس هیچ قدرتی نداشت. به هر کاری که قدرت مطلقه میخواست همه عمل میکردند!
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07/18/2019 01:24 AM
گاندو «ناخواسته» اطلاعات سپاه را رسوا کرد!
بابک داد: ... می‌خواهم «فقط» با تکیه بر سریال امنیتی گاندو که سپاه ساخته و می‌گوید «مستندات آن کاملاً واقعی هستند»، به موضوع اخاذی سپاه از جهانیان و بحث نفوذی‌ها بپردازم! یعنی غیر از محصول تبلیغی خود اطلاعات سپاه، از منبع دیگری استفاده نمی‌کنم. چه، این سریال «ناخواسته» همان سخنی را می‌گوید که سالهاست گفته‌ایم: دشمن ما خانگی است! در چهارمین سال اجرای آن، باید گفت «برجام کاسبی خیلی‌ها را کساد می‌کرد»! چه آنها که در دور زدن تحریم‌ها، یک شبه «مولتی میلیاردر» شدند، چه هزاران رانتخوار که کالاهای بنجل و ارزان را وارد کرده و با قیمتهای گزاف به مردم می‌فروختند و…! بنابراین کاسبان تحریم با روشهای مختلف، چوب لای برجام و بهبود وضع اقتصادی مردم گذاشتند و برجام «قبل از آمدن ترامپ» خشکید! یکی از مهمترین عوامل انزوای ایران؛ «گروگانگیری شهروندان غربی و دوتابعیتی‌ها» توسط سازمان اطلاعات سپاه بوده است. این سازمان در سریال سفارشی «گاندو» بدنبال «تبلیغ اقتدار خویش» بود؛ اما نتیجه‌ای معکوس گرفت! از قضا؛ این سریال «ناخواسته، مستندات فراوانی از نفوذ و خیانت درون اطلاعات سپاه» ارائه کرده است و در آغاز هر قسمت اطلاعات سپاه بر صحت مستندات آن گواهی می‌دهد! جنجالی‌ترین مورد گروگانگیری شهروندان غربی و دو تابعیتی، که افراد متوّهمی مانند محسن رضایی آن را به عنوان «یک استراتژی!» تبلیغ می‌کنند، مورد جیسون رضاییان است که چهار سال قبل در چنین روزی آزاد شد! بر خلاف هشدارهای خامنه‌ای در مورد «خطر نفوذ!»، اطلاعات سپاه این «جاسوس مهم!» را در ازای دریافت «پول نقد» آزاد کرد! به عبارتی کوه «نفوذ»، موش زایید! ...
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07/18/2019 12:22 AM
بنی صدر:حضور محمد جواد ظریف در آمریکا به منزله چراغ سبز است
دونالد ترامپ، رئیس جمهوری آمریکا، روز سه شنبه ۱۶ ژوئیه / ۲۵ تیر گفت که پیشرفت های بسیاری در جلوگیری از درگیری نظامی میان این کشور و ایران حاصل شده است. مایک پمپئو، وزیر امور خارجه آمریکا، نیز گفت که جمهوری اسلامی ایران تمایلش را برای مذاکره در مورد برنامه موشک های بالیستیک خود اعلام کرده است. دونالد ترامپ همچنین گفت که ما می خواهیم با رهبران جمهوری اسلامی مهربان باشیم و در پی تغییر رژیم ایران نیستیم. نمایندگی جمهوری اسلامی ایران در سازمان ملل و سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه جمهوری اسلامی ایران، عباس موسوی، این صحبتها را تکذیب کردند. عباس موسوی این صحبتها را ناشی از برداشت اشتباه از گفته های محمد جواد ظریف در مصاحبه با شبکۀ "ان بی سی" دانست. ابوالحسن بنی صدر، نخستین رئیس جمهوری اسلامی ایران، به همین مناسبت به رادیو بین المللی فرانسه می گوید که دونالد ترامپ تنها با استناد به برداشت آسوشیتدپرس از مصاحبه اخیر محمد جواد ظریف از حصول پیشرفت در پیشگیری از درگیری نظامی میان ایران و آمریکا صحبت نکرده است بلکه پیشنهادهای امانوئل ماکرون، رئیس جمهوری فرانسه، به هر دو طرف بی پاسخ نمانده است و زمینه پذیرش آنها فراهم است. وی می افزاید که حضور محمد جواد ظریف در آمریکا چراغ سبزی است که جمهوری اسلامی ایران به این کشور نشان می دهد تا از این طریق آمادگی خود را برای گفت و گو با آن اعلام کند.
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07/17/2019 10:38 PM
درباره نفتکش "گم شده" در تنگه هرمز چه می دانیم؟ + عکس
رسانه های آمریکایی اعلام کردند که ممکن است ایران در تصرف نفتکش گم شده دست داشته باشد و از سوی دیگر یک مقام اماراتی تعلق این نفتکش به کشور خود را تکذیب کرد.
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لینک مستقیم
07/17/2019 08:43 PM
تبریک می‌گم، شما یک نئاندرتال نیستین!
آیا از دیدن شیرینی خامه‌ای تحریک نمی‌شید؟ آیا از بوی قرمه‌سبزی سرمست نمی‌شین؟ آیا همچون وحوش حمله نمی‌کنین به شیرینی‌فروشی و نمی‌پرین تو دیگ جوشان قرمه‌سبزی؟ آِیا گونی روی نون‌خامه‌ای و قرمه‌سبزی نمی‌کشین؟ https://twitter.com/XrXIII/status/1151420245573328902
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07/17/2019 08:43 PM
اقای ترامپ راه دور نروید این ها را به ایران بفرستید، وابستگان حاکمان ایران، نه نمایندگان مردم امریکا را!
آقای ترامپ لطفا بیخیال این نمایندگان منتخب شهروندان امریکایی که سه ملیون رای مردم کشور شما را دارند. نگاهی به دور و بر خود بیندازید و انهایی را که شما (اگر) دنبالشان میگردید بغل گوشتان و نزدیک خود عزیز دل برادر میباشند و از تمامی برکات شما نیز بهره میبرند. انهایی که پدرانشان چهل سال است زیرکانه هر روز نه فقط مرگ بر کشور شما را خودشان میگویند بلکه با زور چماق مردم را نیز اجبار به گفتن آن میکنند. جناب ترامپ دور و بَر شما پر است از آخوندزاده ها و آقازاده ها بخصوص نمونه های مرغوب "ساخت حوزه علمیه قم" آن یا بقول خودتان Made in Qom، که خوش نشین هم بوده و در همسایگی شما در واشنگتن هم لنگر انداخته اند!؟ چهل سال است پدران شارلاتان این اقازاده ها و آخوندزاده همه ان چیزی هایی را که شما بد میدانید و شعارش را میدهید انجام داده و میدهند. همه مدل از انها در خدمت شما در انجا می پِلکند، از بالاترین مقامات خانواده بیت رهبری یعنی بستگان مجتبی خامنه ای، خانواده حداد عادل، خانواده دیگر ملیجک های محبوب رهبری یعنی لاریجانی ها و خانواده مجری قتل های زنجیره ای، سعید امامی و.............!؟ اگر مزاحم و ضد امریکایی میخواهید پس حتما اینها بایستی باشند نه آن نمایندگان!؟
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07/17/2019 08:43 PM
(۱۸+) ۱۱ تصویر از بازیگران و خوانندگان مشهور جهان که بنا به اهدافی برهنه شدند! (Nude Art -هنر عریان)
۱۱ تصویر از بازیگران و خوانندگان مشهور جهان که بنا به اهدافی برهنه شدند! (Nude Art -هنر عریان)
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07/17/2019 08:41 PM
شاملو، شاهنامه نخوانده بود!
اسماعیل خویی: اتفاق ویژه ای که افتاد برای من، چاپ شدن زمستانِ اخوان بود. خواندن شعرهای زمستانی در من، پس از این یک حالتِ بیدارشدگی رو پدید آورد. پیش از اون شعرهایِ نادرپور رو خونده بودم، شعرهایِ توللی رو خونده بودم در مشهد، گلشن آزادی که خُب اون رو، اون شعرش روشنه که چگونه شعری بود. و بسیاری شعرهایِ ملک الشعرای بهار رو خوانده بودم. حافظ، سعدی، مولوی، شاهنامه رو زیاد باهاش آشنا نبودم، برای اینکه اصلاً توی دست و بالِ ما نبود، نمیدونم چرا؟! بعدها من با شاهنامه آشنا شدم و عاشقش شدم. و گمان نمی کنم شاعری باشه که شاهنامه رو بشناسه و عاشقش نشه. و به همین دلیله که برای من رفتارِ شاملو با شاهنامه اصلاً باورکردنی نیست. فقط من تنها نکته ای که در روشنگریِ کار شاملو می تونم بگه اینه که شاملو شاهنامه رو نخوانده. وگرنه بخونه و چنین رفتاری داشته باشه، برای یک شاعر ناممکنه! برای دیگران خُب آره، چرا. برگرفته از کلیپ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgcwfhHkXrA)
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07/17/2019 08:41 PM
بازیگر زن هندی که روزنامه کیهان آن را مدل "عکس های مستهجن" معرفی کر د+ (تصویری)
تصاویری از "بازیگر جذاب" زن هندی که روزنامه "کیهان" بعد از همکاری این خانم در یک فیلم ایرانی آن را به عنوان بازیگر مدل "عکس های مستهجن" معرفی کرد...
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07/18/2019 12:10 PM
Blackstone reports better-than-expected Q2 distributable earnings
Blackstone Group Inc , the world's largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, said on Thursday its distributable earnings in the second quarter rose 1% year-on-year, more than most analysts expected.

07/18/2019 11:55 AM
Netflix sinks on subscriber losses, analysts still see growth
Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock losses in U.S. subscribers in the second quarter that sank its stock price.

07/18/2019 11:53 AM
Global stocks fall on trade, earnings caution; oil drops
A gauge of global shares declined for a third straight session on Thursday on worries over how the trade war between the United States and China could dent corporate earnings, while oil prices dropped on expectations of rising output.

07/18/2019 11:46 AM
Southwest schedules without Boeing 737 MAX until Nov. 2, freezes pilot hiring
Southwest Airlines Co joined U.S. rivals on Thursday in cancelling more flights until early November due to the continued grounding of Boeing Co's 737 MAX, which has also prompted the low-cost carrier to freeze new pilot hiring.

07/18/2019 11:46 AM
Evercore set to lose out as Aramco reshuffles IPO roles: sources
Boutique investment bank Evercore Partners has lost the chance to retain a prime position as an independent advisor for Saudi Aramco's potential $100 billion share sale, as the oil giant revives its postponed listing, three sources said.

07/18/2019 11:45 AM
Morgan Stanley reports drop in profit, but wealth management gains
Morgan Stanley reported a drop in quarterly profit Thursday, hit by lower market activity amid global trade tensions and expectations for U.S. interest rate cuts.

07/18/2019 11:45 AM
Wall St. slightly lower after mixed results; Netflix tumbles
Wall Street's main indexes edged lower on Thursday as investors digested a slew of mixed earnings, while Netflix reported a surprise fall in U.S. subscribers in a downbeat start to results from high-growth companies.

07/18/2019 11:33 AM
Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: CNBC
The U.S. Justice Department would sue to block the merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp if the parties do not settle next week, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing sources.

07/18/2019 11:32 AM
EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion Liberty deal
Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone's $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe's largest mobile, broadband and TV provider.

07/18/2019 11:18 AM
Union Pacific quarterly profit beats estimates on price gains
Union Pacific Corp on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates, as the U.S. railroad operator cut costs and raised prices to overcome the effects of severe flooding in the Midwest and ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions.

07/18/2019 11:17 AM
UnitedHealth boosts earnings forecast, set to pass price discounts to patients
UnitedHealth Group Inc will stick with its decision to pass on drug maker discounts to patients to help them beat rising medicine prices despite the U.S. government having withdrawn a similar proposed policy in its health programs, its top executive said on Thursday.

07/18/2019 11:06 AM
Oil falls as U.S. Gulf oil platforms return to service
Oil fell more than 1.5% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region.

07/18/2019 10:26 AM
Airbus closes in on Air France jetliner deal: sources
Airbus is close to a deal worth billions of dollars to sell dozens of A320neo-family and smaller A220 aircraft to Air France as the French network carries out a keenly awaited renewal of its medium-haul fleet, industry sources said.

07/18/2019 09:05 AM
Verizon resurrects media business as safe haven on the internet
Banning pornography from Tumblr was not necessarily meant to define Verizon Media's strategy to turn around a collection of Internet has-beens. But that is how it has played out.

07/18/2019 08:23 AM
Volvo Cars to cut costs as trade war dents profits
Volvo plans to cut fixed costs by 2 billion Swedish crowns ($214 million), it said on Thursday, becoming the latest carmaker to warn that pricing pressure and tariffs arising from the China-U.S. trade war were denting profitability.

07/18/2019 07:41 AM
ASOS warns on profit again after botching warehouse revamps
British online fashion retailer ASOS warned on profits for the third time since December, saying problems ramping up warehouses in the United States and Germany had restricted product availability, hitting sales and raising costs.

07/18/2019 07:27 AM
Trump's tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry
Carrie Gray points to a stack of unwelcome mail on a conference table at the offices of Renegade RV, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of high-end recreational vehicles. She’s buried in bad news from most of her about 350 suppliers.

07/18/2019 07:27 AM
EU Commission fines Qualcomm for second time over market abuse
Qualcomm , the world's no.1 chipmaker, was fined 242 million euros ($272 million) by the European Commission on Thursday for blocking a rival from the market about a decade ago, its second EU antitrust penalty.

07/18/2019 07:08 AM
Goldman Sachs' equities-backed earnings results may pressure
Booming stock markets around the globe helped Goldman Sachs Group Inc offset declines in other businesses last quarter, but those gains may not be sustainable, analysts said.

07/18/2019 07:06 AM
GM's mid-engine Corvette gears up to take on Europeans
General Motors Co was set on Thursday to unveil its newly designed mid-engine 2020 Corvette in a splashy tribute to its emblematic sports car, even as the No. 1 U.S. automaker faces mounting pressures in a sluggish and uncertain global sales environment.

07/18/2019 12:41 PM
Time says its AR depiction of Apollo 11 is the 'most accurate' yet
Time is joining Google in marking Apollo 11's 50th anniversary using augmented reality, although this one is decidedly different -- and may be particularly valuable if you're a history buff. The magazine has introduced a Landing on the Moon AR exper...

07/18/2019 12:27 PM
'Plants vs. Zombies 3' is on the way and you can test it now
Six years after Plants vs. Zombies 2 staggered into the world, the next entry in the series is on the way. PopCap Games is hard at work on Plants vs. Zombies 3, and it's already offering you the chance to pit flora against undead fauna once again.

07/18/2019 12:00 PM
Instagram will notify you before it disables your account
Instagram is making a few changes to the way it disables accounts. Currently, the platform removes accounts with a certain percentage of violating content. But it's rolling out a new policy that will also allow it to disable accounts with a certain n...

07/18/2019 11:43 AM
Slack resets tens of thousands of passwords following 2015 data breach
Tens of thousands of Slack users will have to change their passwords after the company learned new details about a 2015 data breach. If you created your account before March of that year, haven't changed your password since and don't log in via a sin...

07/18/2019 11:30 AM
How to give your hike a high-tech upgrade
At its heart, hiking is about getting away from technology. Stuffing everything you need to survive for a few days into a bag and disappearing into the woods is as much about breaking free of the daily Twitter grind as it is about pushing yourself ph...

07/18/2019 11:14 AM
Verizon's first 5G hotspot is $500 with a two-year contract
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has unveiled the latest device that connects to its 5G network. The Inseego MiFi M1000 is the first 5G hotspot available through Verizon, and it costs $650 upfront. If that's a little out of your price range, there...

07/18/2019 11:00 AM
Tell us your best memories of the NES
This week, Nintendo announced an updated version of the Switch. Meanwhile, one of its oldest consoles celebrated its thirty-sixth birthday. The Nintendo Entertainment System was released on July 15th, 1983 and went on to sell over 61 million units wo...

07/18/2019 10:50 AM
Toys 'R' Us returns with 'STEAM' workshops and smaller stores
In time for the holidays, Toys "R" Us parent company Tru Kids is planning to open two permanent stores. This time around, the stores will include things like theaters for movies and video games, STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) wor...

07/18/2019 10:10 AM
The latest Google Doodle celebrates the Apollo 11 anniversary
Google wouldn't let the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing go by without a Google Doodle. The company released its commemorative video Doodle today. The nearly five-minute animated clip follows Apollo 11 from launch, to the Moon and back,...

07/18/2019 10:00 AM
Pampers gets into smart diapers with Lumi
The smart diaper wars have truly begun. Today, Pampers unveiled Lumi, an all-in-one connected system that includes two activity sensors for diapers, a Logitech camera fashioned into a Wi-Fi baby monitor and an app that wraps everything together. It f...

07/18/2019 09:46 AM
Atari founder's Alexa-powered board game is out now
Alexa could add color and suspense to your murder mystery game nights if it's getting a bit stale lately. X2 Games, created by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz, has released an Alexa-powered board game entitle...

07/18/2019 09:30 AM
How to shoot your next adventure like a pro
In the Instagram and YouTube age, your outdoor adventures basically didn't happen unless there are good images and videos to share. At least that's how it feels sometimes. So why is it that your photos and carefully curated montage clips don't visual...

07/18/2019 09:16 AM
Honda has a modular EV plan for the US
Honda might have delighted the European market with details of its cute and compact electric Honda E, but that's no use to American drivers -- the Honda E isn't destined for US soil and even if it was, its top range of 125 miles is pretty useless for...

07/18/2019 08:58 AM
Qualcomm fined €242 million in European antitrust case
Fresh off its high-profile feud with Apple, Qualcomm is suffering more legal woes. An investigation by the European Commission has found Qualcomm abused its market dominance in the manufacture of 3G baseband chipsets and will have to pay a steep &eur...

07/18/2019 08:27 AM
US senator calls for probe into FaceApp over privacy concerns
Remember when FaceApp went viral for all the wrong reasons? That happened again recently, though this time, the controversy became big enough for a US Senator to get involved. New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has asked the FBI and the FTC to...

07/18/2019 08:02 AM
Uber error charges riders 100 times more than the original price
An error in Uber's systems on Wednesday led to people being charged 100 times what their ride should have cost. One user was charged $2,053 dollars on a ride that should have cost $20.53.

07/18/2019 07:15 AM
YouTube's exclusive MLB coverage begins streaming today
Earlier this year YouTube announced an exclusive 13-game streaming deal with Major League Baseball -- and it's starting today. If you're in the USA, Canada or Puerto Rico you'll be able to watch a live MLB game of the week, every week of the regular...

07/18/2019 06:07 AM
The Morning After: Reviewing Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's time to find out if Apple's new MacBook Pro is worth the money, plus we'll break down the controversy over G2A's business model. Meanwhile, Nintendo slipped in a Switch upgrade and an iconic Braun product l...

07/18/2019 06:05 AM
Microsoft will turn an Xbox Live sub into Game Pass Ultimate for $1
Microsoft has been pushing its Xbox Game Pass service recently, adding new features and confirming it will be expanding to PC. Bargain hunters have been in the know about a special offer for the service since it was announced at E3, but now, the comp...

07/18/2019 04:57 AM
Samsung launches high-capacity smartphone RAM built for 5G and AI
It has only been a few months since Samsung unveiled the highest-capacity smartphone DRAM yet -- a 12GB LPDDR4X package for premium devices -- but it's already following that up with a faster model of the same size. The Korean tech giant has started...

07/18/2019 03:34 AM
Japan reportedly pushes 'international network for cryptocurrency payments'
As governments around the world try to figure out how to deal with everything from Bitcoin to Facebook's Libra, Japan has usually been a step or two ahead in dealing with cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has been a legal form of payment there since 2017 and i...

07/18/2019 02:02 AM
Instagram is expanding its hidden 'Like' test to more countries
Instagram launched an experiment for Canadian users in April to try and find out whether hiding Like counts can benefit its users. While the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform hasn't shared its results with the public yet, it's now expanding that...

07/17/2019 11:41 PM
Apple previews its 'Peanuts' series 'Snoopy in Space'
Apple isn't just using the Apollo 11 anniversary to hype up its live action shows. The tech giant has offered an early look at its Apple TV+ Peanuts cartoons with a short trailer for "Snoopy in Space." The clip underscores Snoopy's usual hijinks (m...

07/17/2019 10:50 PM
Microsoft demos its bid at creating 'secure' voting systems
Microsoft is keen to show that its election security system is more than just a theoretical exercise. The company has demonstrated the first voting system to use its ElectionGuard tech, promising a vote that's both easier and more trustworthy. The...

07/17/2019 09:50 PM
NBC revives ‘A.P. Bio’ for its streaming service
Dropping A.P. Bio is never a good idea. NBC has approved the Lorne Michaels-produced comedy for a third season -- but will feature it exclusively on its upcoming streaming platform, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network just last month ele...

07/17/2019 02:55 AM
California’s Sanctuary City Nightmare: 6 Reasons This Policy Is a Disaster

California’s Sanctuary City Nightmare: 6 Reasons This Policy Is a DisasterIllegal immigrants released by local police in California after their arrests for minor offenses go on to be charged with more serious crimes such as murder, rape, and assault, according to a new government report.Those crimes could have been prevented if these sanctuary jurisdictions had turned over those accused to federal immigration officials for deportation, the report suggests.In one case, police in San Francisco arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras again and again over nine months as he repeatedly was released and then booked again for more offenses rather than turned over to federal officials.The cases are documented in the newly published quarterly Declined Detainer Report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement covering January, February, and March 2018. The report focuses solely on California jurisdictions, although most large municipalities across the country adopted “sanctuary” policies that prohibit local law enforcement from assisting federal immigration authorities. California is a sanctuary state.   When ICE determines an illegal immigrant accused of a criminal offense is in police custody, the agency issues a detainer. The paperwork is supposed to ensure the alleged offender will be transferred to federal authorities at the conclusion of his or her time in the local jail, instead of being released. But sanctuary jurisdictions—as a matter of policy—ignore the detainers, which in some cases means the criminal illegal immigrants are released and able to commit new crimes rather than be deported. The report says:



07/18/2019 03:37 AM
Storm Area 51: US Air Force warns alien-hunters against breaking into top-secret base

Storm Area 51: US Air Force warns alien-hunters against breaking into top-secret baseThe US Air Force has urged people not to invade Area 51 in search of aliens.Anyone attempting to do so will have to deal with highly developed defence measures, the military has said.A widespread internet joke – joined by more than a million people – suggests that people attempt to run into the Area 51 base on 20 September. If enough people do so, then at least some will be able to get through and storm the base, the Facebook group suggests.“They can’t stop all of us” it says. ”Let’s see them aliens.”Officials say they will not discuss the details of the security measures that are built to keep people out of the base. But they stressed that they are powerful and suggested soldiers are trained for this kind of situation.The range provides “flexible, realistic and multidimensional battlespace” for testing and “advanced training in support of US national interests”, it said.Nellis Air Force Base said in a statement that officials are aware of the Facebook posting and “any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged”.After decades of government officials refusing to acknowledge Area 51, the CIA released declassified documents in 2013 referring to the 8,000-square mile installation by name and locating it on a map near the dry Groom Lake bed.The base has been a testing ground for a host of top-secret aircraft, including the U-2 in the 1950s and later the B-2 stealth bomber.Secrecy surrounding the site has fuelled conspiracy theories among UFO enthusiasts and sprouted a small, alien-themed tourist industry in surrounding desert communities, including cafes, a motel and even a brothel.Additional reporting by agencies



07/18/2019 01:57 AM
Argentina still waiting for 1994 Jewish center bombing justice

Argentina still waiting for 1994 Jewish center bombing justiceArgentina marks the 25th anniversary of the bomb attack on a Jewish center that left 85 people dead with a day of mourning on Thursday, but the relatives of victims are still waiting for justice. "This attack, even if there was a large anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic component -- of course -- was an attack on Argentina and Argentine society," said Weinstein, who worked at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), where the attack was carried out. A truck loaded with explosives was driven into the AMIA center in a densely populated central area of Buenos Aires, also leaving 300 people wounded.



07/16/2019 12:55 PM
Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-off

Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-offInvestigators looking into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have discovered a “mysterious 200lb load” added to the flight list after take-off, according to an engineer whose wife and two children were on board. Ghyslain Wattrelos said the cargo was revealed in a report on the passengers and baggage by French investigators. Mr Wattrelos, who believes the flight was deliberately downed, told Le Parisien newspaper: “It was also learned that a mysterious load of 89 kilos was added to the flight list after take-off. A container was also overloaded, without anyone knowing why. It may be incompetence or manipulation. Everything is possible. This will be part of the questions for the Malaysians.” MH370 became one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries when it vanished with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. French investigators who examined flight data at Boeing’s headquarters in Seattle believe that the pilot was in control of the airliner “right up to the end”.  A modern mystery | Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Mr Wattrelos said the investigators told him the data “lends weight” to the theory that the pilot crashed into the sea in a murder-suicide, although they stressed that there was no proof. The investigators expect it to take up to a year to examine the data fully. However, some experts believe a hijack by a stowaway is a possibility and the mysterious load could lend credence to the theory. Tim Termini, an aviation security specialist, told Channel 5 earlier this month: “It’s highly likely that a hijack took place and again, there’s four options for the hijack. "One is the hijack of the aircraft through a crew member. The second is a hijack coming from a passenger. A third option, which is a fairly unusual one, would be a stowaway. And then of course the fourth option is an electrical takeover of the aircraft from a ground-based station.” Mr Wattrelos, 54, who has led a campaign to find out what happened to the flight, acknowledged that “there is a risk that I may never learn the full truth.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.



07/17/2019 11:23 PM
Samantha Bee Shocked Kellyanne Conway Somehow Even ‘More Racist’ Than Trump

Samantha Bee Shocked Kellyanne Conway Somehow Even ‘More Racist’ Than TrumpTBSSamantha Bee didn’t have time to cover all of President Trump’s recent “racisms,” instead choosing to zero in on his demand that four freshmen Congresswomen of color go back to the countries “from which they came.” “Sadly, the only thing that should surprise anyone is that he wrote ‘from which they came’ to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition,” the Full Frontal host joked. “Way to go, Shakespeare, now return your head to the orifice from which it came.” “Of course, it wasn't long before spokes-golem Kellyanne Conway leapt to his defense by somehow sounding more racist than her boss,” Bee continued before playing the clip of the White House counselor literally responding to a reporter’s question with, “What’s your ethnicity?” “Fun fact,” Bee said, “that's also how she answers the phone.”  Seth Meyers Tears Into Cowardly Republicans Hiding from Racist Trump TweetsFrom there, she moved onto the resolution condemning Trump’s remarks that passed the House with the support of only four Republican members. “So most House Republicans are A-OK with racism,” Bee said, “which is great news if Biden is elected because at least he has a history of working with segregationists.” The host spent the rest of her opening segment breaking down just how racist Trump’s policies are, including his efforts to stop even legal immigration to the United States. “It’s almost as if he doesn’t like people from certain parts of the world or something,” Bee said. “God, if only there were a word for that.” For more, listen to Samantha Bee on The Last Laugh podcast below.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



07/17/2019 10:38 PM
New York City removed 110 trash cans. Now garbage is overflowing and the rats are 'running wild'

New York City removed 110 trash cans. Now garbage is overflowing and the rats are 'running wild'Rats are populating the Upper West Side thanks to the removal of trash cans by the New York City Department of Sanitation.



07/16/2019 03:20 PM
Woman Infected with Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Virginia Beach

Woman Infected with Flesh-Eating Bacteria at Virginia BeachA Norfolk woman says she was in the water at a Norfolk beach for maybe 10 minutes, but it was enough time for her to contract a flesh-eating bacteria.



07/18/2019 05:03 AM
Senate Republicans pray Trump will take budget deal

Senate Republicans pray Trump will take budget dealTrump has balked at previous bipartisan agreements, and hard-line conservatives are sure to pressure the president.



07/17/2019 03:36 PM
North Carolina father of 7 dies trying to save his drowning children at beach

North Carolina father of 7 dies trying to save his drowning children at beachA North Carolina father drowned Sunday while rescuing two of his youngchildren who were swept away by a wave while walking on a submerged jetty atWrightsville Beach



07/17/2019 04:50 PM
Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pier

Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pierA man was charged Wednesday with capital murder after prosecutors say he drove his family off a Los Angeles pier, killing his two severely autistic sons. Ali Elmezayen (EL-mah-ZION) faces two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder and there's a special circumstance allegation that the killings were carried out for financial gain, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Elmezayen is in federal custody on insurance fraud charges related to the 2015 pier plunge.



07/18/2019 11:43 AM
UPDATE 1-U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmer

UPDATE 1-U.S. amphibious group patrols Arabian Sea as Iran tensions simmerAt a thumbs-up sign from a sailor, a U.S. Harrier fighter jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Sea as an oil tanker passes, a nautical mile away. The patrol is "standard" but the situation - growing tension between the United States and Iran - is not. "We want to make sure that we assure allies in the region and to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce," says Colonel Fridrik Fridrikson, commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.



07/18/2019 04:37 AM
China Is Drafting Urgent Plan to Resolve Hong Kong Chaos, SCMP Says

China Is Drafting Urgent Plan to Resolve Hong Kong Chaos, SCMP Says(Bloomberg) -- Chinese officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs are working on an urgent strategy to solve the city’s political chaos and have ruled out the use of military force, the South China Morning Post reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the discussions.They will soon present top leaders in Beijing with both an immediate plan to handle the mass protests and a longer-term strategy that could result in China overhauling its management of the former British colony, the newspaper said, without elaborating on a date.Beijing maintains that the crisis is best left for Hong Kong authorities to resolve and doesn’t want to get directly involved, according to the report. Beijing has expressed public support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam throughout weeks of unrest and political gridlock, saying this week that it “firmly supports” her leadership.On Thursday, China condemned a joint motion for a resolution in the European Parliament that called on EU member states and other nations to investigate export controls “to deny China, and in particular Hong Kong, access to technologies” that could be used to violate human rights.“China strongly opposes this,” spokesman Lu Kang said. “China does value its relations with Europe, but maintaining a healthy relationship requires joint efforts.“Lam on Monday vowed she would remain in office, after a Financial Times report said she had offered to resign but that Beijing insisted she stay and clean up “the mess she created.”The Chinese officials also see Hong Kong’s police force as key to maintaining stability, the newspaper said. Officers’ tactics have come under fire after they used rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets, batons and pepper spray in dispersing the protests. Demonstrators have demanded an independent investigation into what they deem a use of excessive force, while opposition lawmakers have called for the resignation of security chief John Lee.Earlier: Hong Kong Police Tactics Under Fire as Legislature ResumesMainland officials want to avoid bloodshed and ensure the financial hub remains largely stable, the newspaper reported, citing the people familiar. China’s approach will be to “lure the snake from its hole,” according to one adviser cited by the SCMP, taking a defensive position until the opposition reveals its strategy.They’re also considering whether the current environment makes it too risky for President Xi Jinping to visit another former European colony, Macau, later this year for 20th anniversary celebrations of its return to Chinese rule, the paper reported.Crowds of Hong Kong protesters have turned out in unprecedented sizes every week since mid-June. In recent gatherings, their anger has focused on China. More protests are being planned in neighborhoods across the city by demonstrators vowing to spread the word until Lam responds to their demands, including the official withdrawal of legislation that would allow extraditions to the mainland and first sparked the rallies.There are indications that Xi and his top officials are preparing for their annual summer conclave in the seaside city of Beidaihe, which this year will bear even closer watching than usual as China faces growing risks at home and abroad, including Hong Kong’s unrest and an ongoing trade war with the U.S.(Updates in fourth paragraph with China foreign ministry comments)\--With assistance from Dandan Li.To contact the reporters on this story: Karen Leigh in Hong Kong at kleigh4@bloomberg.net;Dominic Lau in Hong Kong at dlau92@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, James Mayger, Iain MarlowFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



07/18/2019 01:40 AM
Buzz Aldrin has landed -- for the Apollo 11 anniversary

Buzz Aldrin has landed -- for the Apollo 11 anniversaryThe suspense had been building for 24 hours: would Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, show up Wednesday night in Huntsville, Alabama -- nicknamed "Rocket City" for the nearby NASA space flight center? Aldrin declined to join him at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the two were supposed to appear together on NASA TV to mark the 50th anniversary of their mission (Neil Armstrong died in 2012).



07/18/2019 09:46 AM
Fox News Host: ‘I’d Grab My Wallet’ if I Met ‘the Squad’

Fox News Host: ‘I’d Grab My Wallet’ if I Met ‘the Squad’Fox News host Jesse Watters appeared to a make a racially insensitive joke about the Democratic representatives who are members of “the Squad” on Thursday. During a guest appearance on Fox & Friends, the anchor was asked by a member of the live audience what he would do if he had the chance to sit down with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).“First, I’d grab my wallet,” Watters said, eliciting laughter from the audience.It’s possible that Watters was referring to progressives’ proposals to raise taxes on wealthy Americans, rather than suggesting one of them might be willing to pick-pocket him. But the comment seemed to highlight negative stereotypes of people of color, the morning after President Donald Trump elicited chants of “Send her back!” pointed at Rep. Omar at a widely condemned rally in North Carolina.Watters went on to explain that he didn’t think he would “get along too well” with the four women.Trump attacked the four congresswomen in a series of tweets on Sunday, saying they could leave the U.S. and go back to where they’re from even though all of the congresswomen are American citizens. The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn the president’s comments as racist.Trump Rally Crowd Launches Into ‘Send Her Back’ Chant Over Ilhan OmarRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



07/18/2019 06:30 AM
Surprise — The Future of Planned Parenthood Is Abortion

Surprise — The Future of Planned Parenthood Is AbortionPlanned Parenthood’s board has fired the organization’s president, Leana Wen, after less than a year on the job. According to reports, Wen was dismissed because the board deemed her insufficiently dedicated to expanding Planned Parenthood’s political advocacy, particularly on abortion.The news comes as a shock for a few reasons. For one thing, Wen was appointed just last fall to replace Cecile Richards, who resigned on good terms after leading the institution for twelve years.But it’s surprising, too, if Wen’s ouster was due to her reluctance to focus more on politics than on public health, as several reports suggest was the case. In June, after all, Planned Parenthood announced a six-figure ad campaign, “Bans Off My Body,” to oppose recent state laws regulating abortion. Judging from Wen’s Twitter account, she was perfectly comfortable promoting what the group frequently calls “reproductive rights.”Why, then, was she forced to depart so unceremoniously, and what does her abrupt exit say about the future of Planned Parenthood?Wen’s dismissal is perhaps best understood in light of the escalating national fight over abortion policy. As blue states have codified the right to abortion on demand, in many cases deeming it a “fundamental right,” red states have passed limitations like heartbeat bills to protect unborn human beings earlier in pregnancy.Planned Parenthood has long sought to downplay its commitment to abortion, calling itself a health-care organization and spreading the lie that abortion is only 3 percent of its business, even as its clinics perform between one-third and half of all abortions in the U.S. annually. The group’s leadership evidently believes this political moment demands more aggressive advocacy.And Wen wasn’t up to the task. Considering her record thus far, she was hired for the “M.D.” beside her name, and little else. She came across in interviews like a placid physician repeating rote talking points drilled into her on the drive to the studio. She consistently inserted the phrase “as a doctor” into her messaging to give the organization the gloss of medical legitimacy, and she never sounded like the polished, sure-footed political advocate Richards had.Plenty of turmoil, meanwhile, was taking place behind the scenes. “Wen had tried to refocus the organization’s mission and image as a health provider offering a wide array of services, including abortions,” sources told the Washington Post this week. “Those close to Wen said she was opposed by some board members and others who wanted to emphasize the organization’s commitment to abortion rights.”In January, Wen told BuzzFeed News she wanted to restructure the organization’s goals, noting that people aren’t going to Planned Parenthood to make a political statement. “What we will always be here to do is provide abortion access as part of the full spectrum of reproductive health care,” Wen said. “But we also recognize that for so many of our patients we are their only source of health care.”The day BuzzFeed published its profile, though, Wen backtracked. “I am always happy to do interviews, but these headlines completely misconstrue my vision for Planned Parenthood,” Wen tweeted that morning. “Our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care. We will never back down from that fight.”Wen’s termination sheds some light on this quick reversal. It’s easy to imagine that she faced internal backlash for appearing to have shied away from abortion advocacy, and that her public about-face was an effort to pacify critics within the organization.It didn’t work. In February, top political staffers left Planned Parenthood, reportedly amid ongoing conflict over Wen’s management style. Now that tension seems to have boiled over. Six sources told BuzzFeed this week that “significant management issues [were] part of the board’s decision to oust Wen,” and one “said her removal was accelerated by the intensifying battle over abortion rights, saying that she was not the right leader in this climate.”Perhaps the most revealing detail from Buzzfeed’s report? Two sources said Wen angered staffers by refusing to use “trans-inclusive” language, “for example saying ‘people’ instead of ‘women’ and telling staff that she believed talking about transgender issues would ‘isolate people in the Midwest.’”This anecdote might well be the key to understanding what happened to Wen and where Planned Parenthood’s leaders intend to go from here. Surely she wasn’t fired for her recalcitrance on preferred pronouns. But with a national spotlight on the abortion debate, Planned Parenthood’s leaders are ready to take off the kid gloves.Wen’s firing suggests that, instead of claiming to be just a normal health-care organization, Planned Parenthood intends to capitalize on its status as an influential left-wing interest group. To do that, it must become a purveyor of the entire progressive agenda, to the point of embracing the “intersectional” language promoted by transgender activists. So the mild-mannered Wen had to go.Pro-lifers have long known what Planned Parenthood itself appears to be admitting: The group’s ultimate goal is to wield its political influence within the progressive movement to continue profiting from abortion.



07/17/2019 03:46 PM
Your Kids Won't Have Any Room For Candy After These Halloween Dinner Ideas

Your Kids Won't Have Any Room For Candy After These Halloween Dinner Ideas



07/17/2019 06:24 PM
House votes to block Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia amid veto threat

House votes to block Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia amid veto threatThe vote highlights backlash against a weapons deal for $8.1 billion in bombs, precision-guided missiles and other weapons to the Saudis and its allies.



07/18/2019 11:04 AM
Flynn had $4.6M unpaid legal tab, records show

Flynn had $4.6M unpaid legal tab, records showLaw firm Covington & Burling took on Trump's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn in early 2017, when his lobbying and consulting work came under scrutiny.



07/18/2019 09:45 AM
Los Angeles police officer charged with multiple rapes after DNA links him to cold case

Los Angeles police officer charged with multiple rapes after DNA links him to cold caseA LAPD officer is facing life in prison after an investigation into an accusation of rape led to the discovery of another victim.



07/16/2019 05:56 PM
In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emergesNo votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun. A distinct top tier of candidates is breaking away from the pack in early polling and fundraising, building distance between themselves and the rest of the bloated field. Although the first nominating contest in Iowa is still more than six months away, tighter qualifying standards for the fall debates and cash flow problems have prompted questions about how many campaigns will still be operational next year.



07/18/2019 09:39 AM
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli to stay behind bars, loses appeal of conviction

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli to stay behind bars, loses appeal of convictionA federal appeals court upheld the conviction and seven-year prison term of Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive known as "Pharma Bro," for defrauding investors in his hedge funds and conspiring to manipulate the stock of Retrophin Inc, a biotechnology company he ran. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Thursday rejected Shkreli's argument that his trial judge gave incorrect and confusing instruction about securities fraud to the Brooklyn jury that convicted him. Shkreli, 36, had been appealing his August 2017 conviction on two securities fraud counts and one conspiracy count.



07/18/2019 06:58 AM
Australian detained in China expected to be charged: lawyer

Australian detained in China expected to be charged: lawyerAn Australian national who was detained in China on national security grounds is expected to be formally charged, his lawyer said Thursday, amid tensions between Canberra and Beijing. Chinese-Australian author and democracy advocate Yang Jun, whose pen name is Yang Hengjun, was detained in January shortly after making a rare return to China from the United States. The foreign ministry in Beijing said then he was suspected of endangering "China's national security" -- which often implies espionage allegations.



07/18/2019 08:00 AM
View Photos of the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

View Photos of the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO



07/17/2019 03:02 AM
Big Guns: Army Prototypes Range-Doubling New Artillery Weapon to Outgun Russia

Big Guns: Army Prototypes Range-Doubling New Artillery Weapon to Outgun RussiaThe Army is building prototypes of a new artillery cannon that can more than double the range of existing weapons and vastly alter the strategic and tactical landscape shaping land war into the future.The Army program, called Extended Range Cannon Artillery, has been developing for several years; it is now entering a new phase through an Army deal with BAE Systems to build “Increment 1” prototypes.“This prototype phase will address capability gaps in the Army’s indirect fire systems and improve the rate and range of fire with the development of power distribution software and hardware integration solutions,” a BAE Systems statement said.During testing thus far, the Army has successfully fired a 155mm artillery round 62 kilometers - marking a technical breakthrough in the realm of land-based weapons and progressing toward its stated goal of being able to outrange and outgun Russian and Chinese weapons.Currently, most land-fired artillery shot from an M777 Towed Howitzer or Self-Propelled Howitzer are able to pinpoint targets out to 30km - so hitting 62km dramatically changes Army offensive attack capability. As part of an effort to ensure the heavy M777 is sufficiently mobile, the Army completed a “mobility” demonstration of ERCA prototypes last year.



07/17/2019 02:02 PM
Oops: The 4K Roku Ultra is still down to its Prime Day price

Oops: The 4K Roku Ultra is still down to its Prime Day priceSomeone's asleep at the wheel over at Amazon today, because a whole bunch of great Prime Day deals are somehow still available. Among them is the killer sale Amazon was running on the Roku Ultra HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player. This terrific $100 box represents the best Roku has to offer, giving users access to all of Roku's terrific channels in a powerful device that supports 4K resolution as well as HDR. Yes, $100 is already a fair price, but head over to Amazon right now and you can snag one for just $69!Here are the bullet points from the product page: * Our most powerful and feature-packed media player that streams HD/4K/HDR * Ultimate connectivity with dual-band wireless and ethernet port; Power input: 12V - 1.5A power adapter * Voice remote with buttons for TV power and volume Plus, lost remote finder and a headphone jack for private listening with included premium JBL headphones * 500,000+ movies and TV episodes, with voice search across 1,000+ top channels Plus, catch hit movies, popular shows and more with no subscription or fees on The Roku Channel * Tons of streaming services available From movies and series on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO NOW and SHOWTIME to cable alternatives like Sling TV or YouTube TV to live sports and news on CBS News, ABC News and ESPN * NOTE: Please refer to the user manual and safety instructions before use



07/17/2019 06:03 PM
Chappaquiddick 50 years on: The car crash that forever tarnished Ted Kennedy

Chappaquiddick 50 years on: The car crash that forever tarnished Ted KennedyHe was the handsome young senator from an American political dynasty, widely tipped to win the White House. Heavily favoured to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Ted Kennedy looked set to square-off against Republican incumbent Richard Nixon at the 1972 election.But his hopes of emulating his older brother John F Kennedy were irreparably damaged 50 years ago.A car crash in Chappaquiddick would claim the life of a young female political campaigner and forever tarnish his reputation. Here The Independent examines the incident. What happened?On 18 July, 1969, Kennedy, aged 37 at the time, had been attending a party on Chappaquiddick Island, part of the affluent Massachusetts resort Martha’s Vineyard.The Massachusetts senator had left the party with Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old political campaign specialist. He later testified at inquest that she had asked him to drop her back at a hotel.At around midnight, Kennedy’s car swerved off a narrow, unlit bridge with no guardrails and plummeted into the Poucha Pond.He escaped the sinking saloon. Kopechne did not. Kennedy claimed he made several attempts to save her before giving up and returning to the party on foot.Later, he said he returned with two friends for another rescue attempt but that was foiled by the strong tide.Ten hours passed before the senator reported the incident to the police, minutes before Kopechne’s body was recovered from the vehicle. John Farrar, the diver who recovered the corpse, said he believed she died from suffocation rather than drowning, trapped potentially for hours in a small air pocket inside the car. What action was taken?Just a week after the crash on 25 July, Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and received a suspended two-month prison sentence, the statutory minimum for the offence.His attorneys had argued he should be granted a lenient sentence by the judge, due to his age, character and prior reputation. That night the senator made a speech in which he insisted he had not been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, as well as denying “widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct” surrounding his relationship with Kopechne.He described his decision not to immediately report the incident to the police as “indefensible”, stating that he was overcome by a “jumble of emotions—grief, fear, doubt, exhaustion, panic, confusion, and shock.”An inquest would later conclude there was “probable cause to believe” Kennedy had been operating the vehicle negligently. A tarnished figureKennedy’s inaction caused significant damage to his reputation.Prior to the incident, he was popular throughout the country and was seen by many to follow in the footsteps of his brothers, John and Robert, by running for the presidency. Five years before the crash, Kennedy had been re-elected to the senate with 75 per cent of the vote. In an election 15 months after the crash, his margin of victory was reduced to 64 per cent. He did not run in the 1972 or 1976 presidential race, a decision likely taken as a result of Kopechne’s death. When Kennedy decided to run in 1980, renewed interest in the Chappaquiddick incident hindered his campaign.His Democratic primary opponent, then-president Jimmy Carter, frequently called into question Kennedy’s character by alluding to the events on the resort island. After a failed campaign, Kennedy abandoned his White House dreams. He went on to serve in the Senate for another four decades until his death.In Kennedy’s posthumous memoir, True Compass, he called the incident a “horrible tragedy that haunts me every day of life.” The Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a body created in honour of his 47 years of service in the Senate, has no plans to commemorate the incident and the death of Kopechne.



07/17/2019 03:06 PM
Omar to Introduce Resolution Declaring Support for Anti-Israel BDS Movement

Omar to Introduce Resolution Declaring Support for Anti-Israel BDS MovementRepresentative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) will introduce a resolution this week declaring support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to elevate the Palestinian negotiating position vis-a-vis Israel through an international pressure campaign.“We are introducing a resolution . . . to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”The announcement comes on the same day that the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which Omar sits, plans to vote on another non-binding resolution explicitly condemning the BDS movement as an attempt to “undermine the two state solution” by demanding “concessions of one party alone and encourag[ing] Palestinians to reject negotiations in favor of international pressure.”The anti-BDS resolution further notes that the movement's founder, Omar Bharghouti, has openly dismissed the possibility of reaching any settlement that allows the state of Israel to retain its sovereignty.Omar is expected to cast the lone vote against the anti-BDS resolution, further highlighting the divide between herself and the panel's older, more-established lawmakers, who have condemned her comments about Israel in the past.Representative Elliot Engel (D., N.Y.), the committee's chairman, accused Omar of “invoking a vile, anti-Semitic slur” earlier this year after she suggested that pro-Israel American lawmakers' loyalty to the country was suspect. However, he resisted Republican calls to remove Omar from the panel in the wake of her comments.The House also passed a non-binding resolution in March condemning anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in response to Omar's suggestions that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.”Omar told CBS News's Gayle King this week that she doesn't regret the words she used to cast support for Israel as primarily the product of the Israel lobby's financial influence.“So you don't regret your words either?” King asked.“I do not. But I have gotten the -- I am grateful for the opportunity to really learn how my words make people feel and have taken every single opportunity I've gotten to make sure that people understood that I apologize for it,” Omar responded.



07/17/2019 03:18 PM
Woman killed while riding in SUV with husband was just minutes from home before shooting

Woman killed while riding in SUV with husband was just minutes from home before shooting'You have taken an angel from us' Saron James and her husband Cleveland had been married for 40 years before someone opened fire on their SUV and killed her.



07/17/2019 07:16 PM
New Jersey judge who cited alleged rapist's 'good family' in court ruling steps down

New Jersey judge who cited alleged rapist's 'good family' in court ruling steps downSuperior Court Judge James G. Troiano has drawn an intense backlash over his decision to bar prosecutors from bringing adult charges against the teen.



07/18/2019 10:31 AM
Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account

Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official accountGermany's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to the Palestinian territories had "liked" anti-Israel tweets. The comments came after top-selling Bild newspaper reported that the "likes" came from the verified Twitter account of German diplomat Christian Clages, @GerRepRamallah. The multiple "likes" included one for a video praising an attack on Israeli soldiers, and another for an exchange between American white supremacist David Duke and another user about an alleged massacre of Jews.



07/18/2019 05:34 AM
Trump mocked for tweet on arrest of Mumbai attacks suspect

Trump mocked for tweet on arrest of Mumbai attacks suspectPakistanis Thursday mocked US President Donald Trump's claim that the alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind had been arrested "after a ten-year search" while he was actually in the public eye for much of the decade. Hafiz Saeed, a firebrand cleric accused by Washington and New Delhi of being behind the 2008 attacks, was taken into custody on Wednesday, days ahead of a trip by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Washington for his first meeting with Trump. "After a ten-year search, the so-called 'mastermind' of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan.



07/18/2019 03:22 AM
Ex-chairman of Vietnam's BIDV bank dies in detention

Ex-chairman of Vietnam's BIDV bank dies in detentionA former head of Vietnam's second largest listed bank, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), died in detention on Thursday, state media and three sources with direct knowledge of the situation said. Tran Bac Ha was arrested in November last year in a widening crackdown on corruption in the Southeast Asian country, which has seen its Communist-ruled government launch investigations into hundreds of public officials and several executives at state-owned enterprises jailed. Ha had not stood trial and was being held at a military detention center near Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.



07/18/2019 03:42 AM
The U.S. Marine Corps Has Lost More Than 25,000 Marines to Misconduct

The U.S. Marine Corps Has Lost More Than 25,000 Marines to MisconductThe Marine Corps has lost more than 25,000 Marines to misconduct over the past decade, according to Commandant Gen. David Berger.In his 2019 Commandant's Planning Guidance, Berger said that the Corps "continued loss of 8,000 Marines per year to non-EAS attrition is unacceptable," using an acronym to describe the end of active service in an enlistment.A total of 25,336 Marines were booted from the Corps between 2009 and 2019; 11,765 were for drug and alcohol offenses, while 13,571 were over unspecified misconduct."This must change," Berger wrote, noting that the cost to replace that many Marines was in excess of $1 billion.Interestingly, that number should be even higher, as its section on drug use reveals. Since Oct. 2017, 2,410 Marines tested positive for illegal drug use, but only 1,175, or 48.8%, had been separated. "I am deeply troubled by the continued retention of Marines failing to adhere to our standards related to drug use.""We are an elite institution of warriors, and will remain so on my watch," Berger wrote. "It is our shared responsibility to ensure the continued health of our collective soul and identity."Toward the end of the 26-page document, which largely focused on changes Berger intended to implement as the top Marine officer, the new commandant talked about misconduct in the force and what he called "destructive" behavior.Of sexual assault, for example, Berger said that despite the Corps' efforts, "the continued rise in reporting leads me to conclude that we still do not fully understand the scope and scale of this issue, or that we can say with any confident that the measures we have taken to date are preventing sexual assaults."



07/18/2019 09:27 AM
France turns down citizenship for immigrant nurse because she 'works too much'

France turns down citizenship for immigrant nurse because she 'works too much'France has rejected an immigrant nurse’s application for citizenship on the grounds that she was working too many hours a week in breach of the statutory 35-hour week and strict limits on overtime. The nurse, whose name and nationality have not been made public, holds three jobs and averages 59 hours a week, which the authorities said placed her “in violation of regulations on working time in France”. The 35-hour rule introduced under a Socialist government in 2000 gave France one of the world’s shortest working weeks, but it has since been loosened and employees may be permitted to work up to 48 hours a week including overtime.  The Préfecture in Val-de Marne, near Paris, said in a letter to the nurse that it was “postponing” her naturalisation application for two years. The letter was posted on social media by one of her friends, Nicolas Delage. “I find this scandalous,” Mr Delage told the online newspaper 20 Minutes. “One reason for granting [French] nationality is work. She is not stealing anyone’s work.” Sanjay Navy, a lawyer, said immigrants were often denied naturalisation for working too many hours. “I’ve seen similar cases before this. This is not an isolated decision.” Mr Navy said he had seen a number of naturalisation applications by security guards turned down because they had multiple employers and worked too many hours. According to the most recent official figures, some 63,000 immigrants were granted French citizenship in 2017. The French are bitterly divided over the 35-hour week, which became a campaign issue in the 2017 presidential election. The unsuccessful conservative candidate, François Fillon, promised to abolish it, arguing that it caused economic stagnation. Emmanuel Macron, the victorious centrist, has stopped short of scrapping it but has introduced greater flexibility for companies to negotiate longer hours with staff. An economy ministry report in April which revealed that more than 300,000 civil servants work less than 35 hours a week caused outrage among private-sector employees, many of whom say they regularly work longer hours to achieve their targets.



07/17/2019 05:34 PM
Epstein Says Friend Gave Him Fake Foreign Passport Used in 4 Countries

Epstein Says Friend Gave Him Fake Foreign Passport Used in 4 CountriesJeffrey Epstein’s lawyers said Thursday that the fake, foreign passport found in his safe was given to him by a friend and had already been used when he got it.Their claim, in a letter to the judge who will decide if Epstein gets bail, came in response to a prosecution filing that revealed the passport contained stamps from France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia.Prosecutors have cited the passport—which was issued in Austria but had a Saudi Arabia address, a fake name and Epstein’s photo—as evidence that the accused sex trafficker is a flight risk.Jeffrey Epstein Had ‘Piles of Cash,’ Diamonds, Austrian Passport in Safe“Epstein was given the passport at issue by a friend,” defense lawyer Marc Fernich wrote.“Some Jewish-Americans were informally advised at the time to carry identification bearing a non-Jewish name when traveling internationally in case of hijacking.“He never used the document to travel internationally and never presented it to any immigration or customs authority. The passport stamps, predating his receipt of the document, do not reflect Mr. Epstein’s entries or exits.”The letter did not disclose who gave the passport to Epstein or why he still had the travel document, which was from the 1980s and had long expired.Also found in the safe was $70,000 in cash and 48 small diamonds that prosecutors contend are often kept on hand by someone who needs to make a quick getaway.U.S. District Judge Richard Berman is set to decide Thursday afternoon whether Epstein should stay locked up at the Metropolitan Correctional Center or be put on house arrest at his mansion, which prosecutors have derisively called his “gilded cage.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



07/17/2019 06:55 PM
Here’s the Lineup for the Second Democratic Presidential Debate

Here’s the Lineup for the Second Democratic Presidential Debate(Bloomberg) -- The Democratic National Committee and CNN unveiled the list of candidates who will take part in the second presidential primary debates of the 2020 election.The debates will take place in Detroit on July 30 and 31 with 10 candidates on each stage. The group participating each night will be selected at random in a live draw on CNN on Thursday. Each night’s slate will be designed to feature a mix of high-polling and low-polling contenders.Below are the candidates who have qualified based on the DNC rules.Joe Biden, former vice presidentCory Booker, U.S. senator from New JerseyPete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana, mayorJulian Castro, former secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentTulsi Gabbard, U.S. congresswoman from HawaiiKirsten Gillibrand, U.S. senator from New YorkKamala Harris, U.S. senator from CaliforniaJay Inslee, Washington governorAmy Klobuchar, U.S. senator from MinnesotaBeto O’Rourke, former U.S. congressman from TexasBernie Sanders, U.S. senator from VermontElizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from MassachusettsMarianne Williamson, spiritual healerAndrew Yang, entrepreneurMichael Bennet, U.S. senator from ColoradoTim Ryan, U.S. congressman from OhioJohn Hickenlooper, former Colorado governorBill de Blasio, New York City mayorJohn Delaney, former U.S. congressman from MarylandSteve Bullock: Montana governorTo qualify, the DNC required a threshold of at least 1% support in major polls, or 65,000 individual donations from at least 20 states. If more than 20 candidates qualified under at least one criteria, the DNC would decide who to cut.The candidates who won’t make the second debate are Seth Moulton, congressman from Massachusetts and Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Florida. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer and former Pennsylvania Representative Joe Sestak, who recently joined the race, didn’t qualify because they haven’t been included in polls.The contenders have been grouped into three tiers based on polling to ensure that each stage features a mix of top-scoring and lower-scoring candidates. Contenders in each group will be divided evenly over the two nights. The top tier includes Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris. In the last debate, Warren was the only top-polling candidate on the first night.(Updates with selection procedure in final paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Max Berley in Washington at mberley@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Wendy Benjaminson, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



07/16/2019 06:30 PM
How Kim Jong Un Got Mercedes-Benz Pullman Limos Home to North Korea

How Kim Jong Un Got Mercedes-Benz Pullman Limos Home to North KoreaResearchers tracked the luxury cars all the way from the Netherlands, in apparent defiance of sanctions.



07/18/2019 08:16 AM
New bill would guarantee free legal representation for illegal immigrants seeking asylum

New bill would guarantee free legal representation for illegal immigrants seeking asylumA Democrat lawmaker introduces the Equal Justice for Immigrants Act to guarantee the right to counsel for illegal immigrants. Judge Alex Ferrer reacts.



07/18/2019 08:43 AM
7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids

7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raidsThousands of Philippine police officers have received administrative punishments with more than 2,000 dismissed for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president's crackdown, officials said Thursday. Communications Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael Banaag told a news conference that 14,724 police were investigated for their involvement in police drug operations that led to deaths from July 2016 until last April. A tally presented by Banaag showed that 2,367 police officers have been fired, 4,100 suspended while the rest were reprimanded, demoted, had their salaries forfeited or deprived of certain privileges.



07/17/2019 03:47 PM
New York businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray launches campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez

New York businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray launches campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez"There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC," said Scherie Murray, a Republican businesswoman who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in 2020.



07/18/2019 10:37 AM
Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day coming home 75 years later

Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day coming home 75 years laterShot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day is being returned home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover will be a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who is to have talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who said he bought it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the United States.



07/17/2019 04:52 PM
Mexico says migrant numbers down but warns of impending crisis

Mexico says migrant numbers down but warns of impending crisisThe number of undocumented migrants entering Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States dropped by almost a third in June, the foreign office said Wednesday, warning that a crisis was still on the way if the numbers didn't fall further. Some 100,000 people, mostly Central Americans, entered Mexico in June, compared with 144,000 the month before, Deputy Foreign Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean Maximiliano Reyes told reporters. Under the threat of export tariffs from Washington if it doesn't stem the flow of undocumented migrants towards the US, Mexico deployed thousands of troops and police at its borders in June and ramped up detentions and deportations.



07/17/2019 06:09 AM
‘Quite phenomenal’: Arctic heatwave hits most northerly settlement in world

‘Quite phenomenal’: Arctic heatwave hits most northerly settlement in worldThe planet's most northerly human settlement is in the midst of an "unprecedented" heatwave as parts of the Arctic endure one of their hottest summers on record.Canada's weather agency confirmed on Tuesday that temperatures in Alert, Nunavut, peaked at 21C at the weekend – far exceeding the July average for the area of around 5C.Overnight temperatures on Sunday remained above 15C; again, well in excess of nighttime lows that usually hover around freezing in a settlement that lies less than 900km from the North Pole.The previous temperature record for the town, of 20C, was set in 1956.In a further alarm bell for the region, the mercury climbed above 20C for a second day on Monday – the first time Alert's climate station has recorded two consecutive days of 20C-plus temperatures in its history.Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world – with a population numbering less than 100 – and is far to the north of the Arctic Circle.David Phillips, Environment Canada's chief climatologist, said the weather in the far north of Canada was "quite spectacular" and "unprecedented".He told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: "It's nothing that you would have ever seen." Armel Castellan, a meteorologist at the Canadian environment ministry, told AFP the extreme weather was "quite phenomenal"."It's an absolute record, we've never seen that before," he said.Unusually, Victoria, 4,000km south of Alert, enjoyed cooler temperatures of 20.6C while the Arctic settlement baked.Tyler Hamilton, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, said: "These two communities have a staggering amount of lines of latitude in between them, with the City of Victoria situated at 48°N, while Alert is plopped north of 82°N."This is in fact the first time a temperature warmer than 20C has been measured north of 80° on the planet."Alert's heatwave comes as nearby Alaska saw its own record temperatures earlier this month.Anchorage, the state's largest city, sweltered in 32C on 4 July – shattering the seasonal high of around 24C.Other local records were set across southern Alaska and came after five weeks of above average temperatures in the outlying US state.Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the University of Alaska, said at the time that exceptionally warm weather events would only become more frequent because of the loss of sea ice and warming in the Arctic Ocean."These kinds of extreme weather events become much more likely in a warming world," he said."Surface temperatures are above normal everywhere around Alaska. The entire Gulf of Alaska, in the Bering Sea, in the Chukchi Sea south of the ice edge, exceptionally warm waters, warmest on record, and of course record-low sea ice extent for this time of year off the north and northwest coasts of the state."Research published at the start of the year found Arctic summers may be hotter than they have been for 115,000 years.Evidence that this century is the warmest the region has faced for millennia came from plants collected in the remote wilderness of Baffin Island.As glaciers melt in the Canadian Arctic, landscapes are emerging that have not been ice-free for more than 40,000 years.“The Arctic is currently warming two to three times faster than the rest of the globe,” said Simon Pendleton, a PhD student at the University of Colorado at Boulder who led the research.



07/18/2019 03:00 AM
I See You: India Says It Can Track China's Stealth Fighters

I See You: India Says It Can Track China's Stealth FightersBut just how good is the J-20? And what is its intended role? After all, America’s first stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk, was not even really a fighter and lacked any air-to-air capability whatsoever.In January 2011, the maiden flight of a large, dagger-like grey jet announced that China had developed its first stealth aircraft—the Chengdu J-20 “Mighty Dragon.” Six years later, after several substantial revisions, J-20s entered operational service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.(This first appeared in early 2019.)As radar-guided missiles from fighters and ground-based launchers threaten aircraft from dozens, or even hundreds of miles away, stealth capabilities are increasingly perceived as necessary for keeping fighter pilots alive on the modern battlefield.But just how good is the J-20? And what is its intended role? After all, America’s first stealth fighter, the F-117 Nighthawk, was not even really a fighter and lacked any air-to-air capability whatsoever.The PLA has, true to custom, kept its cards close to the chest, and has not shared performance specifications to the public. Thus, there are broad estimates of the J-20’s top speed (around Mach 2), and considerable-seeming range (1,200 to 2,000 miles), but those remain just that—estimates. For years, analysts even over-estimated the aircraft’s length by two meters. It’s broad but relatively shallow weapons bay can accommodate four to six long-range missiles or bombs, though not munitions with especially heavy warheads.



07/18/2019 10:24 AM
Russia considers joining EU payment system meant to save Iran nuclear deal

Russia considers joining EU payment system meant to save Iran nuclear dealRussia has said it may join a European Union payment system aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal if it is expanded to include oil purchases.  The system, called Instex, is designed to facilitate payments to Iran despite the US trade sanctions reimposed on the country after Donald Trump pulled out of the landmark agreement in 2018.  With its economy reeling from the US blockage of crucial oil exports, Iran said this month it would begin enriching more uranium than allowed by the “joint comprehensive plan of action”. Tensions with the United States and United Kingdom have risen following several attacks on tankers in the Gulf. Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign oil tanker that was “smuggling fuel”. In a not-so-subtle reference to the United States, Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Thursday called Instex an “important initiative” to protect European companies from “illegal attempts by third countries to limit their activities”. He said Russia was watching to see how well it functioned. “With consideration of the initial experience using this system when it is activated, we can't exclude our cooperation in this,” the spokesman said.  Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, however, complained on Wednesday that Instex was only covering deliveries of food, medicine and other humanitarian aid, “which aren't banned by the Americans anyway”. To bolster Iran's economy and ensure the survival of the deal, Instex would need to facilitate oil exports as well, he said.  “Payments of a few million dollars have been completed through this channel. That's nothing compared to the obligations that Iran's partners took on as part of the join comprehensive plan of action,” he said during a press conference with the foreign minister of Côte d'Ivoire. “These assume the unimpeded purchase of Iranian oil and the unimpeded transfer of payments for delivering this energy source.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk ahead a German-Russian forum on Thursday Credit: Marius Becker/AFP Another possibility for easing the situation around Iran emerged with reports this week that US senator Rand Paul, who is known for his opposition to US interventions abroad, had gotten Mr Trump's approval to sit down with Iran's foreign minister in an attempt to reduce tensions. Backed by 10 EU states, Instex was launched in January but only went online last month. It offers Iran a credit line of several million euros, far less than the €20bn in annual trade the EU did with Iran before the US sanctions. The EU has said it would welcome third countries to join Instex but is still deliberating over whether the system should include oil payments.  Saving the nuclear deal will require the continued support of Moscow, a key ally of Tehran that has fought alongside it to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in Syria. Russia is building two nuclear power plants in Iran and has sold it arms like surface-to-air missiles.  It is China, however, that may be able to do the most for Iran's economy by buying its crude oil in defiance of US sanctions. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a UN session on sustainable development on Wednesday Credit: Kena Betancur/AFP Mr Lavrov's comments echoed those of Iranian officials who said Instex was a positive development but insufficient to keep the county solvent.   The country's envoy to the United Nations called the system a “very lovely car but without any gasoline”. Russia was continuing talks with Iran, Europe and China to “find not symbolic but real ways of giving Iran the economic benefits that are an inherent part of the deal,” Mr Lavrov said.



07/17/2019 05:24 PM
Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centersA Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses. During a news conference, Manuel Duran discussed what he called inhumane conditions at immigration detention facilities in Louisiana and Alabama. Duran was released from an Alabama facility on bail last week as immigration courts consider his request for asylum.



07/16/2019 06:07 PM
Over-the-Top Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes That Are Worth Every Calorie

Over-the-Top Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes That Are Worth Every Calorie



07/17/2019 10:52 AM
Italy, FBI raids target resurgent Cosa Nostra family

Italy, FBI raids target resurgent Cosa Nostra familyItalian anti-mafia police and the FBI in New York have arrested 19 people, in coordinated raids on historic mobster families bidding for power within the Cosa Nostra, investigators said Wednesday. Raids in both countries targeted links between the Sicilian Mafia -- known as the Cosa Nostra -- and US organised crime, said an Italian police statement. Italian police said 18 people had been arrested in Italy and one in the United States.



07/16/2019 02:49 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.



07/17/2019 12:39 PM
Meghan McCain Blasts George Conway, Claims She Wouldn’t Let Her Husband Say Racist Comments

Meghan McCain Blasts George Conway, Claims She Wouldn’t Let Her Husband Say Racist CommentsThe View’s Meghan McCain made it clear on Wednesday that she is not a fan of George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. And she brought up her own marriage to The Federalist’s publisher Ben Domenech as a comparison point.With the panel discussing Kellyanne Conway bizarrely asking a White House reporter what his ethnicity is after he asked a question about President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on congresswomen of color, McCain immediately targeted the top Trump aide’s husband, who has been an outspoken critic of the president on Twitter and op-ed pages.Calling Kellyanne’s comments “tone-deaf,” the conservative View host said her message to George was to start his Trump criticism at home, prompting the audience to applaud. McCain then contrasted her marriage to that of the Conways.“If me and my husband were together—no, I’m sick of this,” she exclaimed. “He gets on his high horse on Twitter all day long. If I felt like my husband were getting on TV and saying racist comments and things like this, and I was so outraged, we would be having a conversation.”After liberal co-host Joy Behar noted that they don’t know what goes on in the Conways’ home, McCain replied that we actually do because they’ve given joint interviews to major newspapers in the past.“I do think what she’s doing is abhorrent right there and I don’t understand why asking anyone their ethnicity in any situation, let alone in front of the White House,” she continued. “But her husband is—but I have stopped taking him seriously because I think if it was someone I was super close that was out doing this, I would take it further than just Twitter.”Moments later, following co-host Sunny Hostin’s observation that George Conway is half-Filipino and thus his wife should be willing to condemn Trump’s racism, McCain once again laid into Mr. Conway.“For me, it’s a paper tiger on George Conway’s part because as you said, they have children at home that are being influenced by this,” McCain said. “And if you feel this deeply, which I do believe that he does, I can’t reconcile it, and I think it’s bizarre that it’s a hot topic on The View.”McCain and her husband, meanwhile, have had their own personal experiences with public and offensive meltdowns. Earlier this year, following McCain’s contentious and uncomfortable appearance on NBC’s Late Night, Domenech unleashed an unhinged late-night Twitter rant against host Seth Meyers that featured homophobic insults. Domenech would eventually delete the tweets.Domenech also oversees the Federalist, a pro-Trump website that repeatedly categorized stories under a “black crime” tag before quietly removing the racist classification from its pages.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.