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At Least 30 Killed in Taliban Fire Attack in Afghanistan, Officials Say
News ImageThe attack comes amid days-long insurgent violence
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:10:02 -0400
Watch: Mystery hairy sea monster washes up on Siberian beach - and no one know what it is
News ImageThe remains were discovered on the shore of the Bering Sea, on the Pacific side of the Kamchatka peninsula.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:54:35 -0400
British Media Say U.K. Parliament Crash Suspect is a Briton of Sudanese Origin
News ImageLocal media identified him as 29-year-old Salih Khater
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:32:15 -0400
Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in Venezuela
News ImageVenezuelans are concerned over the safety of a "twin" viaduct of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, after a fire on the concrete structure caused a major blackout. Designed by Italian structural engineer Riccardo Morandi, it predates by five years his 1967 bridge in Genoa that collapsed this week causing the death of 39 people.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:41:51 -0400
Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska
News ImageANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:06:22 -0400
Bayer Vows Stronger Roundup Defense as It Absorbs Monsanto
News ImageBayer AG vowed to step up its defense against a wave of U.S. lawsuits over the herbicide Roundup as it began the formal integration of Monsanto Co., acquired for $66 billion in June. Because U.S. authorities insisted that the businesses operate separately until that sale was complete, Bayer said it previously had been barred from steering Monsantos legal strategy. Bayer is facing $289 million in damages after Monsanto lost the first court case stemming from claims that the weed killer causes cancer.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:48:04 -0400
Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves
News ImageThe number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday. Compared to hot spells over land, which have claimed tens of thousands of lives since the start of the century, ocean heatwaves have received scant scientific attention. "Marine heatwaves have already become longer-lasting and more frequent, extensive and intense in the past few decades," lead author Thomas Frolicher, an environmental physicist at the University of Bern, Switzerland, told AFP.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:13:12 -0400
Democrat Christine Hallquist Becomes First Major Party Transgender Candidate for Governor
News ImageGov. Phil Scott won his partys primary to seek a second term as governor and will face a former utility executive who on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to win a major political partys nomination for governor.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:17:34 -0400
Closing Arguments Were High Stakes for Manafort's Defense Team. They May Be Higher for Robert Mueller
News ImageTrump continues to refer to the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt," a conviction in the Manafort trial could help the investigators prove its legitimacy to a skeptical public
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:53:11 -0400
Former Tesla engineer claims she was pushed out for raising safety concerns
News ImageJust about two months ago, Tesla filed a lawsuit against a former employee named Martin Tripp. According to the complaint, and offhand remarks from Elon Musk, Tripp tried to sabotage the Model 3 production line and even tried to abscond with proprietary company data. Tripp, meanwhile, views himself as a whistle blower of sorts and alleges that Tesla employed questionable tactics in order to increase Model 3 production numbers. What's more, Tripp boldly claims that Tesla shipped faulty batteries and that the Model 3, as a direct result, is a danger on the road. Now comes word, via Business Insider, of another former Tesla engineer with her own list of potentially troublesome accusations against the electric automaker. Speaking to BI, former Tesla employee Cristina Balan explained that Tesla tried to dismiss employee complaints regarding waste, quality control, and even safety issues. What's more, Balan's telling of the story implies that she was pushed out of the company for bringing said issues to Tesla's attention. For what it's worth, Balan hasn't worked at Tesla for more than four years, a fact which perhaps makes the timing of the story somewhat peculiar. Pushing that aside, Balan recounts how she and some of her team members brought up concerns regarding design flaws that weren't being given a sufficient amount of attention.
For instance, her concern about the so-called "rat hole" a gap she had found in the design of the Model S's roof headliner that separated the roof from the rest of the car had been met with what Balan saw as clear resistance from her managers. Tesla, she claimed, ultimately stuffed a piece of styrofoam in the gap of the $100,000 car to fix it. And while the DIY-sounding solution didn't present a safety issue, Balan said it did create a rattling noise in some of the vehicles, which customers later complained about.
The full extent of Balan's story reads right out of a legal thriller, and even involves high stakes arbitration and Balan secretly recording conversations with co-workers. You can check out the full story over here.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:16:13 -0400
Asylum Seekers Say Illegal Crossings Were Their Only Option
News ImageAsylum-seekers start on the path to an illegal crossing long before they actually reach the banks of the Rio Grande.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:08:20 -0400
Church Abuse Survivors Demand a Full Reckoning After Pennsylvania Report
News ImageAbout 40 of the nearly 200 dioceses in the U.S. have released lists of priests accused of abusing children
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:05:07 -0400
Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan
News ImageTOKYO (AP) Japan raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island on Wednesday, urging its 105 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:05:45 -0400
US voices alarm over Russia satellite's 'very abnormal behaviour'
News ImageThe United States has voiced concern about Russias launch of a mysterious satellite that is exhibiting very abnormal behaviour, raising suspicions about Moscows pursuit of new space weapons. The Russian government has insisted the satellite is a space apparatus inspector, but an American official said the objects movements in orbit were inconsistent with anything seen before in that capacity. We dont know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it, said Yleem Poblete, US assistant secretary for arms control, verification and compliance.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:44:00 -0400
Colorado Police Searching for 'Endangered Missing' Pregnant Mom and 2 Daughters
News Image"I'm just hoping right now that she's somewhere safe," her husband said
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:51:03 -0400
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