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|Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S.
President Donald Trump’s comments last week that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of “shithole countries” like Haiti or El Salvador weren’t just racist.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:08 AM
|Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more cops
An undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern California police officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 11:20 AM
|Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert
A Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:44 AM
|Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggests
Scientists believe they may have discovered the cause of an epidemic that struck Mexico’s Aztec population in 1545, killing up to 15 million people. In a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, they describe how DNA extracted from the teeth of 29 skeletons buried in a cemetery in southern Mexico revealed previously unidentified traces of the salmonella enterica bacterium. The epidemic was one of several to hit the indigenous population soon after the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:52 AM
|Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten away
Police in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man's skin was eaten away when he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called "Rizzy" into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWS reports that the man's forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 10:22 AM
|Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a new U.S.-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria constituted a breach of international law and Syrian sovereignty, joining Syria, Turkey and Russia in a vehement rebuke of the plan. On Sunday, the U.S.-led coalition said it was working with its Syrian militia allies, the mainly Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), to set up a force that would operate along the borders with Turkey and Iraq, as well as within Syria. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responded by vowing to crush the new force and drive U.S. troops from Syria.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:56 AM
|Bridge collapses in Colombia killing at least 9
At least nine construction workers have been killed in Chirajara, Colombia, after the partially-constructed bridge they were working on collapsed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:00 AM
|Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week's deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California's largest-ever wildfire let loose in heavy rain.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 7:33 PM
|Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A Year
Ann Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a weekly column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:46 AM
|Trump's meeting with Kazakhstan president raises questions about human rights and business ties
President Trump proclaimed Tuesday “Religious Freedom Day,” but he spent the afternoon meeting with an authoritarian who has been accused of conducting a brutal campaign of repression against religious minorities and political opponents in his country.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:52 PM