October 15, 2018

Thousands of spiders, scorpions and more stolen from Philadelphia museum in ‘insect heist’

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By Josh Hafner, From USA TODAY Police said it was an inside job: Whereabouts of some rare insects, lizards and snakes, including the venomous six-eyed sand spider, remain unknown — some 7,000 creatures missing in all. Their theft last month from the Philadelphia Insectarium came after security cameras caught employees moving boxes of critters out […]

TRUMP: Dershowitz: ‘No federal crime, no impeachable offense’

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday questioned why President Donald Trump’s legal team waived the privilege to secret recordings between Trump and former lawyer Michael Cohen, following the release of a portion of the audio on CNN. “Why waive this lawyer-client communication? It’s an honest conversation, and it ends […]

An explosion from a Hawaii volcano sent a ‘lava bomb’ through the roof of a tourist boat, injuring 23 passengers

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By Jeremy Berke, Associated Press, From Business Insider Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is continuing to erupt. An explosion sent a lava bomb through the roof of a tourist boat on Monday, injuring 23 people. One passenger suffered a broken femur, while the others suffered superficial injuries, according to authorities. Hawaii officials say an explosion from the […]

9 days of hell

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9 days of hell: Inside the race to save a soccer team trapped in a cave By Holly Yan and Darran Simon, From CNN Soccer team found alive in Thailand cave (CNN) When 12 soccer players and their coach ventured into a Thai cave last month, they left their bikes chained at the entrance. They […]

Bourdain’s love of Jamaica’s oxtail and curried goat

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BY TANGERINE CLARKE From Caribbean Life Four years ago, late world-renowned chef and host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain said, “I love the food in this country. I must have Oxtail, whether in the Bronx or in Kingston.” These were endearing words uttered by the storyteller and adventurer, while filming his series in Jamaica. […]

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports

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By Patrick Oppmann and Ray Sanchez, CNN Havana, Cuba (CNN)More than 100 people are believed dead Friday after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba’s state-run media. Three female passengers were in critical condition after surviving the crash into thick vegetation just miles from […]

The price of ‘green’ electric cars and smartphone batteries? Child labor

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CNN From Freedom United An investigation by CNN has uncovered that children are working at cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They labor at the very bottom of the global cobalt supply chain as electric carmakers and big tech companies scramble to get more and more of the precious mineral. Why? Because […]

Philadelphia’s top cop apologizes to black men arrested at Starbucks

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By Ray Sanchez and Olivia Kiely, CNN (CNN) Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized Thursday totwo black men who were arrested while waiting for a business meeting at Starbucks, saying he made the situation worse by initially defending his officers’ actions. Ross’ apology came at a news conference on the same day the men — […]

US: Justice Department IG submits criminal referral on McCabe

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From Newsmax The Department of Justice inspector general has sent a criminal referral of former FBI official Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, The Washington Post and CNN is reporting. The referral was made some time ago and it’s unclear how the U.S. attorney in D.C. responded or whether it’s conducting its own […]

Facebook plans to brief Congress on the Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Company representatives are meeting with committee staffers. By Mallory Locklear From engadget IMAGE: rrodrickbeiler Facebook is obviously in some very hot water in regards to Cambridge Analytica’s use of its users’ data. US Congress, the UK Parliament and even the FTC are looking for answers and Facebook is now agreeing to answer them. A company […]