DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightens
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:46:11 -0500
The two most prominent candidates to lead the Democratic Party appeared to agree with each other on most of the issues in a CNN debate Wednesday night, while outsider candidates and the moderators needled them about how sharply the party should focus on President Donald Trump and whether sitting Democratic officeholders should be primaried in 2018.
Iowa pig farmer to Sen. Grassley: You’re going to create ‘one great big death panel’ by repealing Obamacare
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:34:12 -0500
Farmer Chris Peterson pleads with Sen. Chuck Grassley in Iowa on Tuesday. Republican lawmakers returning home this week to host town halls are being greeted by overflow crowds filled with angry voters and protesters demonstrating against President Trump’s polarizing policies.
Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:05:02 -0500
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.
S. Korea blasts news of Kim murder via loudspeaker to North: report
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:25:46 -0500
South Korea is using giant loudspeakers to blast news of the dramatic assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother across the border with its reclusive northern neighbour, it was reported Thursday. Kim Jong-Nam -- the eldest son of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il -- died on February 13 after being attacked by two women at a Kuala Lumpur airport in what is suspected to be a murder planned by Pyongyang. The North's state media remained quiet on the killing until it released a scathing denouncement of the Malaysian investigation Thursday, without identifying Jong-Nam as the victim.
Le Pen top aide put under formal investigation
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:42:16 -0500
The chief of staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation on Wednesday after a day of questioning over the alleged misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants, a judicial source said. Catherine Griset was taken into custody for questioning along with Le Pen's bodyguard Thierry Legier, who was later released without being put under investigation, according to the source. In reaction to the news, Le Pen said that she formally denied any wrongdoing in a case that she said was being used to undermine her campaign.
The Russian Foreign Ministry Wants to Truth Squad ‘Fake News’
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:52:26 -0500
The article puts forward information that very much corresponds to reality.
'Glory hole' returns to California lake
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:53:04 -0500
Man-made spillway drains excess water from Lake Berryessa
Seeing Double? Puppy Born in Shelter Has Bizarre Image of Herself on Left Ear
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:25:00 -0500
"We had put up a picture of her trying to get her adopted, and someone commented, 'Oh look, she's got a dog on her ear,'" said a shelter representative.
SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship just had to abort its supply run mission
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:58:28 -0500
SpaceX made headlines earlier this week when its Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched and then performed a perfect vertical landing. Today's SpaceX news isn't nearly as cheerful, as the Dragon cargo ship that was placed into orbit by the rocket has been forced to make an emergency abort before it reached the International Space Station, delaying the delivery of supplies to astronauts aboard the craft.
The Dragon capsule, which is unmanned and guided entirely by remote commands, experienced a software glitch that produced a faulty value in its navigation calculations. The Dragon was less than a mile from the ISS when the capsule's software cried foul and, according to a NASA spokesperson, the SpaceX craft "did exactly what it was designed to do" by breaking off its approach. According to both SpaceX and NASA, the crew of the ISS was never in any real danger, and the capsule itself is said to be "in excellent shape." SpaceX and NASA appear to be chalking up the erroneous data as a fluke.
The capsule is carrying 5,500lbs of supplies for the astronauts on board the International Space Station, and this is SpaceX's tenth cargo run in service of NASA. The supplies will still make it to their destination, however, as SpaceX is planning on making another attempt at delivery Thursday morning. The 24-hour delay in supply delivery won't spell doom for anyone on board the space station, and "will not adversely impact" any of the biological materials or experiments housed within the Dragon.
Immigration advocates denounce DHS plan to implement Trump executive orders
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:15 -0500
Immigration policy experts lashed out Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to implement President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. “In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one,” Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of low-income immigrant families, said in a conference call with reporters. In two memos issued Tuesday, DHS Secretary John Kelly laid out sweeping new guidance for officers tasked with carrying out the president’s immigration policies.