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Kenyan police fire teargas at Supreme Court protestersKenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday at supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta who were protesting outside the Supreme Court against the invalidation of his Aug. 8 re-election, Reuters witnesses said. The Supreme Court nullified the presidential election on Sept. 1 and ordered the electoral body to hold a repeat vote within 60 days. David Maraga, the chief justice and president of the Supreme Court, said threats against judicial staff had risen since the ruling.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:37 pm

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target lineChip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:09 pm

4 American Students Attacked With Acid In France Say They Forgive Their AssailantThe Boston College coeds were passing through a Marseille train station while studying abroad.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:02 pm

Wreck of WWI German 'U-boat' submarine found off BelgiumThe well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast. The use of submarines, often referred to as U-boats, in World War One to disrupt British trade routes in the English Channel and the North Sea was a key part of German tactics. The 93 German U-boats stationed in Belgian ports downed more than 2,500 ships but were also a target themselves, with 70 of them lost at sea, killing 1,200 sailors.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:06 pm

The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon ValleySurrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street. For months, the authorities have bricked up and torn down thousands of shops and homes that are deemed to violate Beijing's zoning laws as the government seeks to give the capital a facelift and limit the population to 23 million people by 2020. Migrants from China's relatively undeveloped southwestern region have lived precariously for two decades here in Zhongguancun -- which is also the base of hi-tech companies including Lenovo, Baidu, Tencent and Sohu, which help their own employees from other regions obtain legal rights to live in the capital.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:20 am

Dylann Roof Calls His Attorneys 'Biological Enemies,' Petitions To Replace ThemWhite supremacist and convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof has petitioned to remove two lawyers from his defense team.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:50 am

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-townKEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 8:40 am

Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. At his side is his son Hamza, the "crown prince of jihad". In a report published by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), former FBI special agent and Al-Qaeda specialist Ali Soufan wrote: "Now in his late 20s, Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organisation his father founded.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:26 am

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Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:23 am

China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycleThe Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the "vicious cycle" on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urged all parties to seek a "peaceful resolution" to the current stand-off with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:42 am

The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham, Alabama is a show-off, in the best way. Built on the iron and steel industries after the Civil War, Alabama’s most populous city has evolved into a modern mecca of cool that displays its turbulent past, classic architecture and culinary chops with style. A post shared by marie brown (@ladymarie1989) on Jul 28, 2017 at 4:03am PDT Vacationers are routinely impressed with this massive downtown green space, affectionately dubbed "Birmingham's living room." Ponds, trails and a lit-up former train tunnel leading up to the park are intriguing places to play around with your camera. A post shared by Americana Speed Shop (@americana_speedshop) on Jul 29, 2017 at 5:08pm PDT The "Showplace of the South" began as a Paramount movie palace in the 1920s.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:13 am

Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family SearchedA missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:15 am

Ohio State Student Killed In Murder SuicideAn Ohio State University student and her boyfriend were found dead early Sunday morning in an apparent murder suicide

Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:33 pm

Back to school: After Irma, Florida classes begin resumingCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Windy Dees told her sport administration students at the University of Miami that they likely wouldn't see each other for a few days after Hurricane Irma hit.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 10:15 pm

That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake NewsWASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media’s coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as “fake news.”

Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:41 pm

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Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:20 pm

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Posted: September 18, 2017, 7:59 pm

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Laments Racial Divisions Between 'Reds' And 'Yellows'Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore appeared to use racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, according to footage obtained by The Hill newspaper on Monday.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 7:40 pm

Police release man questioned over slayings of two black men in 'possibly racially motivated' crimesA man questioned about two possibly racially-motivated homicides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been released on bail after a drug arrest, reports say. Mr Gleason was arrested on suspicion of drug possession unrelated to the killings. Kenneth Gleason, 23, posted his $3,500 bail and was released from prison, according to the Advocate, a newspaper in Baton Rouge.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 7:01 pm

Ohio firefighter says he’d rather save a dog before a million ‘n-words’A volunteer firefighter from Franklin Township, Ohio, is catching heat for his racially offensive Facebook post in which he said that he would rather save a dog before a black person in an emergency.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:45 pm

Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggestsClimate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output. An unexpected “revolution” in affordable renewable energy has also contributed to the more positive outlook. Experts now say there is a two-in-three chance of keeping global temperatures within 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Paris climate change deal: Moment agreement announced 00:55 They also condemned the “overreaction” to the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, announced by Donald Trump in June, saying it is unlikely to make a significant difference. According to the models used to draw up the agreement, the world ought now to be 1.3 degrees above the mid-19th-Century average, whereas the most recent observations suggest it is actually between 0.9 to 1 degree above. We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thoughtProfessor Michael Grubb, University College London The discrepancy means nations could continue emitting carbon dioxide at the current rate for another 20 years before the target was breached, instead of the three to five predicted by the previous model. “When you are talking about a budget of 1.5 degrees, then a 0.3 degree difference is a big deal”, said Professor Myles Allen, of Oxford University and one of the authors of the new study. Published in the journal Nature Geoscience, it suggests that if polluting peaks and then declines to below current levels before 2030 and then continue to drop more sharply, there is a 66 per cent chance of global average temperatures staying below 1.5 degrees. The goal was yesterday described as “very ambitious” but “physically possible”. Another reason the climate outlook is less bleak than previously thought is stabilising emissions, particularly in China. A revolution in renewable energy has improved the picture Credit: PA Renewable energy has also enjoyed more use than was predicted. China has now acquired more than 100 gigawatts of solar cells, 25 per cent of which in the last six months, and in the UK, offshore wind has turned out to cost far less than expected. Professor Michael Grubb, from University College London, had previously described the goals agreed at Paris in 2015 as “incompatible with democracy”. Outrage at Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement 01:54 But yesterday he said: "We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thought, which makes it much more credible for governments to tighten the offer they put on the table at Paris." He added that President Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement would not be significant because “The White House’s position doesn’t have much impact on US emissions". “The smaller constituencies - cities, businesses, states - are just saying they’re getting on with it, partly for carbon reduction, but partly because there’s this energy revolution and they don’t want to be left behind.” At a glance | Paris climate accord The new research was published as the Met Office announced that a “slowdown” in the rate of global temperature rises reported over roughly the first decade of this century was now over. The organisation said the slowdown in rising air temperatures between 1999 and 2014 happened as a result of a natural cycle in the Pacific, which led to the ocean circulation speeding up, causing it to pull heat down in the deeper ocean away from the atmosphere. However, that cycle has now ended. Claire Perry, the climate change and industry minister, claimed Britain had already demonstrated that tackling climate change and running a strong economy could go “hand in hand”. “How is the time to build on our strengths and cement our position as a global hub for investment in clean growth,” she said.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:15 pm

Are Nicole Kidman's Scientologist children forbidden to speak to her? Emmys speech leads to speculationNicole Kidman's impassioned acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the Emmys -- but careful listeners noticed something both telling and troubling.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:02 pm

Dog Who Disappeared From Florida Turns Up in New York More Than a Year LaterShe had escaped from a backyard.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:38 pm

Family Of Chicago Teen Found Dead In Hotel Freezer Demands FBI InvestigationFamily and friends of Kenneka Jenkins, a teenager found dead last week in the freezer of a Chicago-area hotel, want the FBI to investigate after local police said they don’t suspect foul play.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:07 pm

Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled WestBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. NATO officials say they are monitoring the "Zapad-2017" ("West-2017") war games with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. Russia says the exercise is rehearsing a purely defensive scenario.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:53 pm

St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting ProtestersA refrain commonly chanted by Black Lives Matter activists was shouted Sunday night by St. Louis police officers as law enforcement officials arrested more than 80 people during the city’s third night of unrest. The phrase was chanted twice, reported David Carson, a photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:52 pm

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Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:01 pm

Mario Batali Thinks It's A Bad Idea To Increase The Minimum WageMario Batali, the man behind the Eataly empire, owner of several restaurants across the globe and the person responsible for buying most of the world’s orange Crocs, thinks the minimum wage increase is a bad idea for the restaurant industry.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:28 pm

Kellyanne Conway knocks Emmys for show’s digs at TrumpAppearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway criticized Sunday's Emmys telecast, agreeing with a host who called it a "political rally."

Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:24 pm

The Latest: China rejects US demands for pressure on NKoreaSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions following North Korea's firing of an intermediate-range missile over Japan (all times local):

Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:03 pm

This Couple Eloped At Asheville City Hall, And They're So Glad They DidAmanda Magee first met her now-husband Sean five years ago while working at the department store Belk in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 2:34 pm

15 Honest Quotes About Fatherhood From Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis is learning the ins and outs of parenting.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

28 Hilarious Parenting Hacks From Crafty Moms And DadsParenthood has a way of bringing out people’s crafty sides.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

Bulldog Shot Dead After Attacking Two Teen GirlsA black American bulldog attacked two girls near the OD Tobacco and Grocery on Wyckoff Avenue and Weirfield Street in Ridgewood, New York, on Sept. 17, 2017.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 12:24 pm

Philippines: 3 Marawi siege leaders dead, 2 still fightingMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief said Monday that three leaders of Islamic State-linked militants who besieged a southern city have been killed in months of fighting but two others, including one of Asia's most wanted terror suspects, were still alive and leading a final stand.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:13 am

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiatorA Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running conflict. Last year's recipients of the award were more than 2,000 volunteers who saved the lives of thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 10:01 am

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:52 am

Christian 'Researcher' Claims The Rapture Starts On SaturdayThe name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” Meade told the newspaper. Meade believes global catastrophes will be caused by a secret planet called Nibiru passing the Earth on Saturday. “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax,” the space agency said on its website a few years ago when similar doomsday predictions went viral.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 9:34 am

Donald Trump Is Demanding An Apology. Don Lemon Has The Perfect Response.President Donald Trump demanded an apology from ESPN after the network’s Jemele Hill called him a “white supremacist.”

Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:44 am

Boeing lands $600M contract to design new Air Force OnesThe U.S. Air Force on Tuesday awarded Boeing a contract worth just less than $600 million to begin the preliminary design of the next Air Force One planes.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:39 am

Alec Baldwin calls out Donald Trump during acceptance speech at 2017 EmmysAs predicted, Alec Baldwin won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at Sunday night's Emmy Awards for his turn on "Saturday Night Live" as Donald Trump and, naturally, he took aim at Trump during his acceptance speech.

Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:12 am

Sofia Vergara is sexy in white strapless gown at the 2017 EmmysThe "Modern Family" actress was white-hot in a figure-hugging strapless gown with a fishtail bottom.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:04 pm

Chester Bennington's Wife Shares Video Of Him Laughing Hours Before His DeathJust hours before Chester Bennington’s death by suicide, the Linkin Park frontman was filmed laughing and joking around with his family, showing that “depression doesn’t have a face or a mode,” his bereft widow said.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 10:12 pm

Bernie Sanders Responds to Hillary Clinton CriticismThe Vermont senator said he backed Clinton after she became the Democrat candidate.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 6:47 pm

Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' videoKevin Hart issued a very public apology on Saturday to his pregnant wife and kids after news broke that the actor is involved in a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 5:13 pm

Trump Mentions 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un As White House Tries To Be Unified On North KoreaWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Sunday affirmed in a tweet that he was conferring with world leaders on North Korea’s growing nuclear program, appearing to refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man.”

Posted: September 17, 2017, 5:12 pm

10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fire in Mobile Home Without Power After Hurricane IrmaA neighbor said the fire was ignited by a candle.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 4:28 pm

Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leaveFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 3:54 pm

Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward CaribbeanHurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 3:47 pm

Blood and embalming fluid seeps onto street outside Baton Rouge funeral homeBlood and embalming fluid leaked from a storage tank onto the street outside a funeral home before it was spotted by passersby. Images showed the mix of blood and formaldehyde as it seeped onto the street behind the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A blockage in the storage tank had caused the leak, which lasted around 20 minutes.

Posted: September 17, 2017, 3:13 pm

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