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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:31:54 -0500

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western MosulBy Isabel Coles and Maher Chmaytelli SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city. Since ousting the militant group from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have advanced in sparsely populated outlying areas but fighting will intensify as they near the teeming inner city of western Mosul and the risk to roughly 750,000 civilians there will rise. The U.S. military commander in Iraq has said he believes U.S.-backed forces will retake both of IS's urban bastions - Mosul and Raqqa in neighboring Syria - within the next six months, which would end the jihadists' ambitions to territorial rule three years after they declared a "caliphate".


Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:15 -0500

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in MissouriUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.


2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Nails An Official 198 MPH Top Speed

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Nails An Official 198 MPH Top Speed650-horsepower Chevy Camaro actually tops 200 mph with minor adjustments. Gentlemen, start your engines.  


Iraqi Helpers Will Be Exempt From Travel Ban; Mattis

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:23:22 -0500

Iraqi Helpers Will Be Exempt From Travel Ban; MattisPresident Donald Trump is set to issue a new immigration executive order this week.


Iceland's President said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:03 -0500

Iceland's President said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he couldPineapple on pizza: you love it, or you hate it so much you use your power as president of a small country to make it literally illegal. In what's being called a "political bombshell" by Iceland Magazine,  President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he would ban pineapple as a topping on pizzas— if he were allowed to pass laws on his own. SEE ALSO: Trump thinks something terrible happened in Sweden, so here come the IKEA and ABBA jokes The incendiary comments were in response to questions from students about where he stood on the concept of pineapple as a topping while visiting a local high school. Word of his controversial opinion quickly spread across the internet, where it began trending on Twitter. With a debate as contentious as this one, everybody had to get a word in. not only does iceland use entirely renewable energy but their president is also a WOKE BAE pic.twitter.com/EkGbjmwHL1 — eva (@myIoveiscooI) February 21, 2017 Emotions flared. you can all stay in Iceland as well so us pineapple on pizza lovers can live in peace and tastiness pic.twitter.com/UOZ3g5shNp — Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) February 21, 2017 Brands are even taking to Twitter to make their stance on the issue known.  No ban here  pic.twitter.com/vmSJw5F1ew — DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) February 21, 2017 Long after the last pineapple is thrown into the Icelandic sea, DiGiorno Pizza's Last Stand will be remembered: "No ban here  ." BONUS: Snap's Spectacles


Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns after controversial pedophilia comments

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:17:22 -0500

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns after controversial pedophilia commentsOn Feb. 21, 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation as an editor at Breitbart News. The writer and commentator has been facing backlash since a video of him making controversial comments about pedophilia surfaced.


First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School District

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:45:00 -0500

First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School DistrictThe elementary school teacher advocated reporting undocumented immigrants, according to school district officials, who suspended her.


Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:08:15 -0500

Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aidePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad that killed many people, including a journalist and a pregnant woman, when he was mayor of a southern city, a retired policeman who claimed to be part of the group said Monday. Arthur Lascanas, sitting alongside three prominent human rights lawyers, broke down in tears as he listed a series of murders in Davao city that he alleged Duterte ordered either to eliminate critics or fight crime. Lascanas said he even killed his two brothers, who were involved in drug trafficking, due to "blind loyalty" to Duterte as well as cash rewards.


U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:42:39 -0500

U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid fundsBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said state health officials "likely acted to disenroll qualified health care providers from Medicaid without cause." He said the preliminary injunction will preserve the court's ability to render a meaningful decision on the case's merits.


‘A Serbian Trap’: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in Belgrade

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:35:57 -0500

‘A Serbian Trap’: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in BelgradeA trip along the refugee track within Serbia reveals that the old route through the Balkans is still being used despite strong border control, harsh conditions and frozen temperatures. Despite the existence of camps built by the Serbian state, the migrants are here trying to make their way into European Union countries illegally.


Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:45:35 -0500

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel.


Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:40:03 -0500

Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

The world's first race on a professional track involving self-driving cars ended, not surprisingly, with a crash. As part of the Roborace competition held in Buenos Aires over the weekend, one of the two self-driving Devbot vehicles involved in the race slammed into a wall after miscalculating a particularly sharp turn.

While the Devbot vehicles weren't going all out, they weren't exactly driving at a leisurely pace either. At their best, both cars were driving in excess of 100 MPH, with one reaching a top speed of 115 MPH at one point.

In addition to racing around the track at high speeds, it's worth noting that each car can communicate with the other as to prevent them from crashing into each other. Unfortunately, the racetrack wall proved to be an insurmountable foe.

As for the software malfunction that caused the crash, Roborace's Justin Cooke explained what happened in an interview with the BBC:

One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier.

It's actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.

Indeed, for as far along as self-driving software and hardware has progressed, it's clear that there's still a lot of work to be done before self-driving cars can replace human drivers completely across all driving environments.

While the DevBot vehicles are designed such that they "can be driven by a human or a computer", the versions used in the race over the weekend did not have any humans inside. Photos of the crash can be seen here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSbSUeKEj00


Time for Some Creative Solutions At the NSC

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:52:55 -0500

Time for Some Creative Solutions At the NSCHere's how Trump can avoid getting trapped in an H.R. nightmare.


Iran Launches ‘Advanced’ Rockets In Military Exercise

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:52:52 -0500

Iran Launches ‘Advanced’ Rockets In Military ExerciseThe launches during the annual three-day military exercise took place a day after U.S. senators indicated they could impose further sanctions against Tehran.


Elderly woman finds £5 note worth £50,000, donates the money to young people

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:05:43 -0500

Elderly woman finds £5 note worth £50,000, donates the money to young peopleFinding out that the fiver in your wallet is worth thousands of pounds is a dream-come-true for some — but not everyone. A Northern Irish woman who discovered a rare £5 note worth £50,000 ($62,317) has given the note to charity because she says she has no use for the money.  SEE ALSO: Some lucky duck got a £5 note 'worth £50,000' in a Christmas card The note is one of just four ultra-rare notes worth £50,000 in circulation in the UK. The note — which is engraved with a special Jane Austen inscription — is the third one to be snapped up, leaving just one left. The woman who discovered the note contacted the gallery founded by Graham Short — the artist who engraved the notes — stating her wish to donate the note to charity. "£5 note enclosed, I don't need it at my time of life. Please use it to help young people," reads the letter sent to the gallery by the donor, who prefers to remain anonymous.  Image: graham short "The lady who found the note has surprised us all by sending it to the gallery and asking that it be used to help young people," reads a blog post on Short's website.  According to the post, the proceeds from the note will be donated to children's charity Children in Need.   "Currently contacting outlets connected to Children in Need to try and give this to a good cause so we honour the request of the lucky woman who originally discovered the note," the post continues. BONUS: This keychain can take away that annoying jingle your keys make


As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:46:16 -0500

As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegationsBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - As he celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe brushed aside persistent allegations of corruption against senior officials, saying rumour-mongers were merely targeting "big fish" in his administration. In comments to be aired on state media on Tuesday, the world's oldest leader said he would act if shown evidence - even though graft scandals involving ministers and even members of his own family are regular fare in local newspapers. People have not come out and actually said here is a case against a big fish," Mugabe said in the pre-recorded interview.


Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:46:14 -0500

Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and defended Moscow's actions in Ukraine and Syria, has died in New York. Churkin collapsed while at work at the Russian mission to the United Nations Monday morning and was rushed to a Manhattan hospital, apparently suffering from heart problems, diplomatic sources said. In a statement announcing his death, the foreign ministry in Moscow described him as an "outstanding diplomat." There was no information on the cause of death.


Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review begins

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:54:18 -0500

Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review beginsBy Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions. Members of the government's Mining Industry Coordinating Council will scrutinize the affected mines to ensure due process was followed and consider the impact on jobs and the economy after an outcry by the mining industry in the world's top nickel ore supplier. The council cannot overturn her orders, but its findings could feed into a decision by President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said he will review the planned closures after initially throwing his support behind his environment minister.


Los Angeles named the most gridlocked city in the world

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:08:46 -0500

Los Angeles named the most gridlocked city in the worldLos Angeles has topped the INRIX Global Congestion Ranking to be named the most gridlocked city in the world. Los Angeles took the number one spot after the results revealed that in 2016 drivers in the city spent 104 hours in congestion during peak time periods, followed by Moscow (91 hours), New York (89 hours), San Francisco (83 hours) and Bogota (80 hours). The US was also named the most congested developed country in the world, with the country accounting for 11 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion and with drivers on average spending 42 hours a year in traffic during peak times.


Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:53:45 -0500

Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abductedMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.


Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:59:40 -0500

Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mallMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.


Don’t Look Now, But There’s Another Greek Debt Crisis Brewing

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:47 -0500

Don’t Look Now, But There’s Another Greek Debt Crisis BrewingTalks over Athens’ debt burden threaten to spill into European election season.


One month of Trump: What voters think – and why that matters

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:40:55 -0500

One month of Trump: What voters think – and why that mattersAfter 30 days in office President Trump has done one thing for sure: He’s polarized American voters more than any US chief executive of the last 30 years. Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents loathe his performance, per approval polls. This is a reminder that most of the people who put Trump in office are content to wait and see how his policies develop.


EU Privacy Groups Say Windows 10 Still Has Security Problems

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:51 -0500

EU Privacy Groups Say Windows 10 Still Has Security ProblemsDespite recent changes made by Microsoft to its Windows 10 operating system, privacy watchdogs in the European Union have warned the OS is still collecting user data without making clear what exactly it's gathering.


SpaceX celebrates successful launch from historic NASA launch pad in Florida

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:35:43 -0500

SpaceX celebrates successful launch from historic NASA launch pad in FloridaThe private company's newest rocket was sent with supplies to the International Space Station.


Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:25:27 -0500

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monkBy Cod Satrusayang and Aukkaraporn Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search for 72-year-old Phra Dhammachayo.


Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:47:36 -0500

Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nationsBy 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach, researchers said Wednesday. South Korea is not only the first country in the world where women may live past 90 on average, it is also the one on track to log the biggest jump in longevity, they reported in The Lancet medical journal. Other developed countries are not far behind: the longevity of French and Japanese women are more likely than not to stretch past 88 years.


Former Hong Kong leader jailed in what judge calls fall from "such a height"

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:47:01 -0500

Former Hong Kong leader jailed in what judge calls fall from "such a height"By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city's history, was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by outgoing British colonial rulers. "Never in my judicial career have I seen a man falling from such a height," said High Court justice Andrew Chan in passing sentence.


South Sudan: five things to know

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:53:37 -0500

South Sudan: five things to knowSouth Sudan, where the government on Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, is mired in an economic crisis due to a devastating civil war. Independent since 2011, the world's newest country was engulfed by civil war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his rival and former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup against him. Oil production -- from which South Sudan gained 98 percent of its revenues on its independence five-and-a-half years ago -- has plummeted by more than half and the country is struggling to halt rampant inflation.


Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:20:07 -0500

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bansBOSTON (AP) — With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.


UK's May says Lords must respect people's will on Brexit

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:03:05 -0500

UK's May says Lords must respect people's will on BrexitLONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of the U.K.'s European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers not to hold up "what the British people want" by trying to delay the process.


Brazil's race to save drought-hit city

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:36:24 -0500

Brazil's race to save drought-hit cityThe shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town. After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão reservoir was last full. Brazil’s arid northeast is weathering its worst drought on record and Campina Grande, which has 400,000 residents that depend on the reservoir, is running out of water.


EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:27:12 -0500

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agencyUsually, new administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are welcomed at headquarters without too much fanfare. That is, until today.  Scott Pruitt — the new EPA administrator nominated to the position by President Donald Trump — gave his welcome address to his agency Tuesday after garnering more "no" votes on the Senate floor than any other EPA nominee since the agency was founded in 1970.  SEE ALSO: One of the shortest bills ever was just introduced in Congress, it's basically just 'KILL THE EPA' In taking on the job, Pruitt is facing a daunting challenge: stiff resistance from within the agency itself, with current and former employees having protested his nomination, with some taking the nearly unheard of step of openly advocating for senators to vote "no" when it was brought to the Senate floor.  For some scientists in the agency, his first speech was probably the equivalent of Voldemort himself walking into Hogwarts and assuming the top job. Faces in @EPA crowd watching Pruitt be confirmed = Hogwarts student expressions when Umbridge becomes head of school. @jk_rowling — Perrin Ireland (@experrinment) February 21, 2017 Pruitt openly doubts mainstream climate science findings, including that human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of global temperature increases. Pruitt was confirmed only hours after a judge in Oklahoma ordered the release of nearly 3,000 emails between Pruitt and fossil fuel companies from his time as attorney general. Those emails are due to be released by the end of the day on Tuesday. Pruitt quoted Muir's famous "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread" line in 1st speech to @EPA staffers. Clearly never read full passage: pic.twitter.com/MvrafpFEd6 — Tim Sohn (@tfsohn) February 21, 2017 In his first speech to agency employees on Tuesday, Pruitt spoke of federal environmental regulations as needing to be tailored for the benefit of regulated parties, rather than to protect the public.  “Regulations ought to make things regular. Regulations exist to give certainty to the regulated,” he said. Pruitt clearly aims to shrink the agency's mandate and footprint, and is expected to quickly move to reverse the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, which regulates global warming-pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants, along with a landmark water pollution regulation.  As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times, including in opposition to the Clean Power Plan. Pruitt did little to antagonize the EPA rank and file in his speech, saying, "civility is something that I believe in very much." But he also didn't say much that would immediately quell the internal resistance to him, either. “This environment in which we live today, forgive the reference, but it is a very toxic environment,” he said. “I seek to be a good listener.” Pruitt even went so far as quoting famous naturalist John Muir, who founded the Sierra Club, in his comments.  "We need to be open and transparent" says Scott Pruitt, new EPA administrator who refused to release emails btwn his office and industry — Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) February 21, 2017 In response, the Sierra Club put out this blistering statement: "John Muir is rolling over in his grave at the notion of someone as toxic to the environment as Scott Pruitt taking over the EPA." A lot is at stake if and when Pruitt and the Trump administration move to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. The Obama administration had turned to the EPA to lead the charge on global warming, and without other rules to drive down emissions, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan would jeopardize America's ability to meet the emissions targets it agreed to under the Paris Climate Agreement.  Pruitt did not mention climate change, or any other specific environmental challenge, in his speech, instead giving general nods to the need to return more of a role for environmental protection to the states.  “We can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” he said. While his tone was conciliatory, Pruitt still has his work cut out for him in winning over rank and file staff members. One longtime EPA employee, who wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak to the press, said there were two notable absences in Pruitt's speech. The first was the lack of any mention of public health, which is part of the agency's mission.  In addition, the EPA staff member said it was "super condescending" to have Pruitt explain "obvious fundamentals of doing our jobs," such as following the laws set forth by Congress. "Really we have follow the statutes? Work well with states? You don't say." If you are a federal employee, scientist or citizen scientist who sees climate science and policy shifts at federal agencies and wishes to alert the media, we want to hear from you. Please send an email from your personal email account to science@mashable.com. You can also contact science editor Andrew Freedman via the secure messaging app Signal, with detailed information in his Twitter bio, or at afreedman@protonmail.com. BONUS: 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, continuing a three-year streak


Samsung Will Reportedly Sell Galaxy Note 7 Phones Which Were Recalled Last Year

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:38:14 -0500

Samsung Will Reportedly Sell Galaxy Note 7 Phones Which Were Recalled Last YearSamsung will reportedly sell “refurbished” Galaxy Note 7 devices which were found to cause battery fires last year.


For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in Malaysia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:24:53 -0500

For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in MalaysiaChong Ah Kow said he facilitated Ri's working visa by stating in supporting documents that he was a product development manager in the company's IT department earning 5,500 ringgit ($1,230) per month. "It was just a formality, just documents, I never paid him," Chong, a Malaysian, said in an interview.


60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:29:48 -0500

60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientistNASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico. "This has profound effects on how we try to understand the evolutionary history of microbial life on this planet," she said. The mine is famous for its huge crystals, some as long as 50 feet (15 meters).


Woman Allegedly Stabs 8-Year-Old Girl Over Her Babysitting Skills

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:14:00 -0500

Woman Allegedly Stabs 8-Year-Old Girl Over Her Babysitting SkillsThey reportedly both live in the same apartment building.


Afghan villagers flee Pakistani cross-border firing: aid group

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:30:50 -0500

Afghan villagers flee Pakistani cross-border firing: aid groupHundreds of Afghan families have been displaced by cross-border rocket and artillery fire by Pakistani troops, an aid group said on Monday, as tension rose after Pakistan said militants implicated in recent attacks had taken shelter in Afghanistan. As many as 200 families have been displaced from their homes, while some civilian casualties have also been reported after Pakistani border troops fired rockets and artillery, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Islamic State's regional branch claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on Thursday at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's Sindh province.


Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:46:32 -0500

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attackKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday.


2017 Mercedes-Maybach S550 4MATIC

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:15:00 -0500

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S550 4MATICA perfectly restrained chauffeur-mobile.


Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:48:35 -0500

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon clericBEIRUT (AP) — France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance.


Pence 'disappointed' by Flynn's Russia contacts briefing

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:50:21 -0500

Pence 'disappointed' by Flynn's Russia contacts briefingUS Vice President Mike Pence said Monday he was disappointed that Michael Flynn gave him "inaccurate" information about his contacts with Russia before he resigned as national security adviser. "I would tell you that I was disappointed that .. the facts that had been conveyed to me by General Flynn were inaccurate," Pence told a press conference in Brussels. On February 13, the White House said Trump had accepted Flynn's resignation amid allegations the retired three-star general discussed US sanctions strategy with Russia's ambassador to Washington before Trump's inauguration.


The Great Cheese Scare

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:14:09 -0500

The Great Cheese Scare"We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this issue has caused,” Sargento Foods Chief Executive Officer Louie Gentine said in a statement.


Photos of the day - February 20, 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:45:51 -0500

Photos of the day - February 20, 2017Orthodox priests take part in a procession commemorating the third anniversary of the Ukrainian pro-EU protests in 2014, in central Kiev, Ukraine; a demonstrator dressed as Donald Trump poses for photos before the “Not My President’s Day” rally in Central Park in New York City; and, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Neftali Feliz throws a baseball during spring training in Phoenix, Ariz. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 20, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.


New free iPhone app lets you instantly unshare photos you’ve sent through iMessage

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:51:40 -0500

New free iPhone app lets you instantly unshare photos you’ve sent through iMessage

When your relationship with someone is going well, you're often liable to send photos that may be a bit, err, compromising. That's all well and good, until things turn south and your relationship comes to an end. In the moment, it's not always easy to think about that uncomfortable possibility, but the fact of the matter is that no matter how close you might feel to your partner now, romantic relationships begin and end all the time. And if and when your current relationship does end, you're left in the compromising position of having an ex out there who is armed with plenty of photos that you would rather keep private.

Well, now there's a free app that helps you plan ahead. It's not foolproof by any means, but it sports a nifty feature that allows you to grant and revoke access to any photos you share easily remotely, in real time.

ON/OFF Photo by iOS app developer hong kijong is a free iPhone app available now on the App Store. Using the app, you can quickly and easily share any photo in your camera roll through Apple's standard Messages app. The beauty, however, isn't in the sharing of photos — it's in the fact that at any point in time, you can unshare photos with a single tap.

This quick video with a hauntingly eerie computer voice narrating it explains how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq-iWIPCnTg

Here's the app's full description, followed by a link to download it for free:

You Can Delete Sent Pictures on Chat!

It's a must have app in selfie age.

ON/OFF Photo allows users to hide, delete, and manage photos already sent to friends, chat about the photos and get notified when somebody views the photo, all in real time.

Fast and efficient!
ON/OFF Photo combines control with flexibility, with a simple on/off switch!

Auto Picture Hiding Timer!
A feature that automatically hides a photo after a set period of time after it has been exposed to a friend. This is a very convenient function because you can hide the picture sent to your friends automatically without any special operation.
[Features]
- Real-time Hiding/Unhiding and Deletion of a Photo
- Instant Notifications when Someone is Looking at Your Photo
- Ability to Chat about Your Photos with your Friends
- Automatic Exposure Prevention
- Fast and Simple

Download ON/OFF Photo


Young Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note to Her Dog's Future Family: 'He Loves Cuddles'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:51:00 -0500

Young Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note to Her Dog's Future Family: 'He Loves Cuddles'"Rhino is a good dog and he loves cuddles [...] Please tell Rhino that I love and miss him every night," the note reads.


China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China Sea

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:22:23 -0500

China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China SeaChina said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. "China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all countries enjoy under international law," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing.


Police expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deaths

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:50:25 -0500

Police expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deathsDELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Authorities said Monday they are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead near a northern Indiana trail last week.


Interracial couple fined for not removing graffiti slur

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:04:06 -0500

Interracial couple fined for not removing graffiti slurAn interracial Connecticut couple whose home was vandalized by a racial slur has been fined for failing to cover it up.


Toyota three-wheeling into Geneva

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:38 -0500

Toyota three-wheeling into GenevaJapanese automotive giant Toyota has confirmed it's bringing a tiny plug-in electric concept car to this year's Geneva Motor Show. Called the i-TRIL, it gives a glimpse of what Toyota imagines is the future of individual urban mobility. As for range, Toyota is yet to confirm how big the battery pack will be, however it has confirmed that the i-TRIL will have a trick suspension setup that will enable it to lean into corners and around bends just like a motorbike.