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Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria
News ImageMaaret al-Noman (Syria) (AFP) - Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria Tuesday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the jihadist-run Idlib region. Turkey warned Damascus "not to play with fire" after the advance saw government fighters almost encircle a patch of countryside including an important Turkish monitoring post. After eight years of civil war, the Idlib region on the border with Turkey is the last major stronghold of opposition to Assad's Russia-backed government.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:52:23 -0400
2 days before he died, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will putting his $577 million in assets in a trust $18 million more than he told the court he was worth
News ImageLawyers for Epstein's accusers say they will still take action against his estate even though no beneficiaries were listed on his will.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:19:05 -0400
Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. Hes a Trump supporter
News ImageFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:03:22 -0400
CNN Pundits Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech
News ImageCNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor ofNew Brunswick Today,claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming.A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera. After the local journalist reclaimed his camera, Morris grabbed his arm, placed it behind his back, and shoved him out of the hotel.Morris has been charged with harassment, assault, and theft in connection with the incident.Kravotil says he was invited to the event and was allowed to film for roughly two hours before Ryan took the stage to deliver a speech, at which point Morris stole his camera but allowed other people in the room to continue filming. He called on Ryan to apologize for the incident in a Monday tweet.Shes been silent about the unacceptable and illegal behavior of her bodyguard, Joel Morris, and we are still waiting for her comment on this unfortunate incident, Kravotil said in a video posted to Twitter. Maybe now that there are criminal charges, we might hear something from her. I hope, sincerely, that she does comment and I hope she does condemn this. This is unacceptable. . . . In our country, we have freedom of the press.Ryan is a vociferous critic of President Trump and routinely disparages him for his rhetorical attacks on the press, even authoring a book on the subject last year entitled Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:59:00 -0400
Animal native to South American rainforests waits outside Florida mans front door then barges in and repeatedly charges him
News ImageAn animal native to South Americas rainforests has attacked a man after invading his second-floor Florida apartment.The kinkajou often known as a honey bear - ran into the home, in Lake Worth Beach, through an open door and launched itself at Michael Literskys legs, inflicting bites and scratches.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:25:16 -0400
The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space
News ImageSmoke from record wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest blanketed Sao Paulo on Monday and could be seen from space.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:43:50 -0400
Sen. McSally calls out Omar and Tlaib, talks bill to define domestic terrorism as federal crime
News ImageRepublican Sen. Martha McSally weighs in on the Israel trip turmoil in Congress and her push to have domestic terrorism defined as a federal crime after the latest mass shootings.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:46:09 -0400
California governor signs law to limit shootings by police
News ImageSpurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California's capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation's oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even supporters aren't sure it will save many lives. "It's an open-ended question," Gov. Gavin Newsom said after adding his signature to the bill during a ceremony in an open courtyard to hold the crowd of legislators, family members of those killed in police shootings and advocates, many of them black or Latino. Supporters and law enforcement officials said the new standards, which take effect Jan. 1, are among the nation's most comprehensive when combined with more police training.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:37:42 -0400
Hong Kong activists showed up to clean up a train station after violent clashes there with police
News ImageHong Kongers on Monday returned to the scene of clashes between police and protesters except this time, they came armed with cleaning supplies.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:25:15 -0400
India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit
News ImageIndia's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. After four weeks in space, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. India is seeking to become just the fourth nation after Russia, the United States and China to land a spacecraft on the Moon.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:43:53 -0400
Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is becoming the latest source of tension between Japan and South Korea, potentially undercutting Tokyos effort to promote the 2020 Olympics.In recent days, South Korean officials have summoned a Japanese diplomat to express concern about a planned release of treated radioactive water into the ocean by Tepco, the plants owner. Theyre also pushing for independent radiation checks at Olympic venues and proposing a separate cafeteria for their athletes, citing concerns about contaminated food.The radiation dispute is threatening to prolong tensions between the two U.S. allies, who have spent much of the summer trading economic sanctions and diplomatic threats in a tit-for-tat dispute. The feud has exposed lingering mistrust and disagreements over Japans colonial rule on the Korean Peninsula.South Koreas radiation concerns contrast with signs of softening attitudes last week on the anniversary of Japans World War II surrender. Japan has also taken steps to show that its recent export controls wont prevent legitimate sales to its neighbor. JSR Corp., one of the materials makers subject to the restrictions, received an export permit this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.No Backing DownIts gone so far that neither side can back down, said Hiroyuki Kishinev, a former trade official turned professor at Keio University in Yokohama, adding that the dispute would probably continue or get worse. Im concerned that Japan may respond emotionally, because the Olympics are seen as very important.South Korea is also mulling whether to maintain an agreement on sharing military information with Japan. The decision could come after South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha meets with her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Beijing on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a trilateral meeting with China.Senior diplomats from the two countries held consultations on Tuesday, at which both sides urged the other to ensure the safety of their citizens, according to a statement from the South Korean foreign ministry.Under ControlThe issue of radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, has loomed over Tokyos Olympic bid from the start. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threw his weight behind the campaign, assuring the International Olympic Committee in a 2013 speech that the plant was under control and would have no impact on the capital.Now, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. is preparing a release from on-site storage tanks, which are expected to fill up by 2022 with water treated to remove most radioactive elements. An adviser for the company has recommended a controlled release into the Western Pacific -- a common practice at other reactors around the world -- while the environmental group Greenpeace has urged keeping the water in storage.South Korea summoned a Japanese diplomat on Monday, with the Foreign Ministry urging Tokyo to look into international organizations views on the matter and be more transparent about its plans.Separately, the Korea Sport & Olympic Committee is set to make an official request that international organizations such as Greenpeace monitor radiation at Tokyo Olympic venues, the committees press officer, Lee Mi-jin, said. South Korean officials have also drawn up a plan to run a separate cafeteria exclusively for South Korean athletes, to ensure they dont eat food from Fukushima, Lee said.Produce from Fukushima is screened before shipment and is widely available in Japanese supermarkets. Recent data from volunteer organization Safecast shows that radiation levels in Tokyo are somewhat lower than those in Seoul.The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee declined to comment on requests from other countries organizing committees.(Updates with license granted in fourth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Stephen Stapczynski.To contact the reporters on this story: Isabel Reynolds in Tokyo at;Jihye Lee in Seoul at jlee2352@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at, Peter PaeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:27:25 -0400
2005 Ford GT: America's Homegrown Supercar
News ImageDon't miss the opportunity to own this rare American supercar. The first generation run of the Ford GT quickly propelled the car into American supercar status, and it all started with a 2005 Ford GT, just like this one up for grabs. This mid-engine beauty is a part of the limited production first year run, and its super low mileage as a bonus, making it an ideal modern classic collectible.When Ford came up with the idea to release a street legal supercar under their moniker, they were inspired by the iconic GT40, four time consecutive champion of the "24 Hours of LeMans. It is built using a lightweight aluminum space frame and body, and a powerful 5.4-liter supercharged engine carries the lightweight body effortlessly.The mid-engine powertrain funnels 550-horsepower and 500 ft/lbs of torque through a six-speed manual transmission, and gives the car the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour in approximately 3.3-seconds, with a top speed of almost 200 mph.Ford limited production on this model to keep it exclusive, and thats turned it into a highly sought after collectible. With only 1900 total 2005 Ford GTs produced, finding one for sale isnt always an easy task, but this example from Triple F Automotive is a perfect choice, with only 1400 miles on the clock.Check it out now and see the adhighlights below.Ad Highlights:-5.4-Liter DOHC Supercharged/Intercooled Aluminum V8 Engine-Ricardo Six-Speed Manual Transmission -Helical Limited-Slip Differential-Twin Plate Clutch Setup-Six-Spoke Aluminum Wheels-Goodyear F1 Eagle Tires ( 18-Inch Front/19-Inch Rear)-Brembo Vented Disc Brakes with Optional Grey 4 Piston Aluminum Calipers-Four Channel Anti-Lock Brake System-Air Conditioning-Power Windows/Seats/ Mirrors-Leather Bucket Seats & Interior Trim-Keyless Remote-Driving Lamps-Tilt-Telescopic Steering-Optional McIntosh Audio Option: AM FM/CD-8-inch Subwoofer-A-Pillar Speakers
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:23:44 -0400
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