• This Nuclear-Capable 1950s Missile Once Delivered the U.S. Mail
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    The Drive

    This Nuclear-Capable 1950s Missile Once Delivered the U.S. Mail

    A Regulus I missile had pretty lines. In profile they were cigar-shaped, with the purposeful, flat intake nose of early 1950s fighter planes like the F-86 Sabre that widened amidships over an Allison turbojet engine, then tapered again at the exhaust.

  • Boy, 6, fighting to survive after South Carolina school shooting
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    Reuters

    Boy, 6, fighting to survive after South Carolina school shooting

    A first grader who was shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father before he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school is "fighting for his life," a fire chief said on Thursday. Jacob Hall, 6, was struck in the leg on Wednesday afternoon during a shooting spree that also left another boy and a first-grade teacher wounded at Townville Elementary School, located about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta. Many schools have beefed up security precautions since 2012, when a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • Ford F-150 Raptor Power Levels Confirmed and Audi Bringing the RS3 To America: The Evening Rush.
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    The Drive

    Ford F-150 Raptor Power Levels Confirmed and Audi Bringing the RS3 To America: The Evening Rush.

    The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. The rumors were correct: The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 pumping out 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Owners will see a mild increase in mpg to 15 city and 18 highway compared with the old V-8-powered Raptor.

  • Turkey opposition leader blasts Erdogan's 'counter coup'
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    AFP

    Turkey opposition leader blasts Erdogan's 'counter coup'

    Turkey's main opposition party leader on Friday accused the government of seeking to capitalise on the July 15 coup to stifle dissent, and vowed to oppose moves to extend a three-month state of emergency. Tens of thousands accused of links to the group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by authorities for the attempted coup, have been detained or dismissed from their jobs in a relentless crackdown following the coup. The government has imposed a three-month state of emergency after the botched coup, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested there might be a need to extend the measure even up to a year.

  • Politics
    The Atlantic

    Donald Trump Proved to Be No Ronald Reagan

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Before this week’s first presidential debate, it was common for Donald Trump’s television surrogates to predict it would echo the sole 1980 encounter between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. It turned out, to borrow from another famous debate moment, Donald Trump was no Ronald Reagan. Carter painted his opponent as unqualified, ill-informed, extreme, and dangerous—an aging entertainer who might trigger a nuclear war through ignorance and belligerence.

  • Honda Civic Type R Prototype Debuts in Paris
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    The Drive

    Honda Civic Type R Prototype Debuts in Paris

    Which is to say, the Civic Type R Prototype revealed at the Paris Motor Show is all but certainly the spitting image of the production version Honda says will make its way to North American shores in 2017. The 20-inch black-and-red wheels sit beneath beefy fender flares, while up front, the traditional red Honda badge reserved for the carmaker’s R models sits between the slotted hood and the angry front fascia with its carbon-fiber splitter.

  • Egypt court suspends block on island transfer to Saudi
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    AFP

    Egypt court suspends block on island transfer to Saudi

    An Egyptian court suspended on Thursday a previous ruling freezing the controversial transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, which had provoked protests when announced earlier this year. The decision by the urgent matters court may be used by the government as a green light to go ahead with the transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. In June, an administrative court had overturned a maritime border agreement, signed during a visit to Cairo by Saudi Arabia's King Salman in April, that handed the two islands to Riyadh.

  • Rosetta Spacecraft Lands On Comet 67P
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    IBTimes

    Rosetta Spacecraft Lands On Comet 67P

    UPDATE: 8 a.m. EDT — Rosetta’s official Twitter account announced the completion of its mission in dozens of langauges. It also shared the last picture it took of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko before it crashed into it, just 51 meters

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    Christian Science Monitor

    Yale study finds implicit racial bias in preschool teachers

    Suspensions and expulsions at American preschools are doled out disproportionately to black students, boys, and especially black boys – a phenomenon that could be due, in part, to implicit racial biases on the part of their teachers, according to a Yale University study released this week. Researchers used eye-tracking technology to observe preschool teachers look for "challenging behaviors" in a series of videos portraying four children in typical classroom settings. While none of the children were misbehaving, participants spent significantly longer looking at the black children, especially boys.

  • U.S.
    Associated Press

    Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

    The mayor of a small central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist posts on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family, and one referring to lynching. One image from June on the Facebook page of West York Mayor Charles Wasko is of a wagon or wheelbarrow full of orangutans, including the caption, "Aww ... moving day at the Whitehouse has finally arrived." The wheelbarrow has the slogan "Kenya or bust" on it. A picture of a grinning chimpanzee doesn't have a caption, but a comment posted on the mayor's page Feb. 14 says, "Most think it is Obama's picture......sorry its Moochelles baby photo" — an apparent reference to first lady Michelle Obama.

  • GoFundMe Page Closed for Mother Charged in Her Baby's Beating Death
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    Inside Edition

    GoFundMe Page Closed for Mother Charged in Her Baby's Beating Death

    A friend of Alexa Coria started the donation account after the woman’s boyfriend, Juan Canales-Hernandez, was arrested for allegedly killing baby RaeLynn Coria Martinez. Authorities said Canales-Hernandez, 24, struck the child with a chair after becoming “frustrated.” The baby died from her injuries two days after the attack earlier this month. The boyfriend was on probation for a previous child abuse conviction, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and is being held without bail on charges including first-degree murder, the Coloradoan reported.

  • Science
    Reuters

    Global warming to breach 2C limit by 2050 unless tougher action: study

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach a 2 degrees Celsius threshold by 2050 unless governments at least double their efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said on Thursday. Plans by almost 200 governments to cut greenhouse gases are far too weak to match targets set in a Paris Agreement on climate change last December for a drastic shift from fossil fuels towards greener energies, they said. "We've really got a problem," Robert Watson, a British-American scientist who was among the seven authors of the study and is a former head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told Reuters.

  • Meet the “Barnacle,” the Boot’s Ridiculous Cousin
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    The Drive

    Meet the “Barnacle,” the Boot’s Ridiculous Cousin

    The boot is one of the most nefarious forms of parking enforcement ever devised. Created by New York-based Ideas That Stick, the Barnacle consists of a folding plastic tray with a pair of potent suction cups on its backside. If a meter maid or other law-enforcement official comes across an illegally-parked vehicle, he or she slaps the Barnacle across the windshield, obstructing the driver’s view until said driver calls the company’s hotline and pays the fine.

  • Police shoot and kill a man in El Cajon, Calif.
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    Police shoot and kill a man in El Cajon, Calif.

    Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting. Pamela Benge said her family had escaped strife-torn Uganda to come to the U.S. for safety and she asked why police didn’t just shock her son with a stun gun or shoot him in the leg.

  • The Toyota Prius Prime Is the Future Car of the Past
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    The Drive

    The Toyota Prius Prime Is the Future Car of the Past

    “Hey I’m Prius Prime,” he said, “and my power is to transform into a Prius. The Prius Prime is pretty much a Prius that, via an electric plug, transforms into a slightly better Prius. Toyota officially launched the Prius Prime last week in California.

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo 'violation'
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    AFP

    Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo 'violation'

    Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump Thursday of breaking the law by violating the US trade embargo with Cuba, slamming her rival as dishonest and willing to put his interests before the country. Clinton said Trump's business interests in Cuba in the 1990s "appear to violate US law, certainly flout American foreign policy," as she accused him of misleading American voters. Newsweek earlier reported that Trump hotel and casino executives spent $68,000 while trying to get a foothold in Cuba during a trip in 1998.

  • China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea
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    AFP

    China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea

    China on Thursday warned Japan against "playing with fire" in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the region. China also sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan on Monday as part of a group of more than 40 jets headed to train in the West Pacific. The move followed remarks by Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada this month that Tokyo would increase its engagement in the South China Sea through joint training with the US Navy, exercises with regional navies and capacity-building assistance to coastal nations.

  • U.S.
    Christian Science Monitor

    Is the anthem protest spreading to the military?

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and a growing number of athletes have been called "unpatriotic" for their refusal to stand during the national anthem. Since August, at least two cases have occurred where black members of the military posted public accounts of themselves refusing to stand or salute to the national anthem, an obligation for enlisted troops in the US military that can be enforced by disciplinary actions. In August, an African-American sailor at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., who has not been identified, posted a video of herself on Facebook sitting down alone on a bench near a flagpole with a raised fist – a symbol for the Black Power movement – while a recording of the national anthem played.

  • How to stop your smartphone battery from exploding
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    BGR News

    How to stop your smartphone battery from exploding

    Apple and Samsung devices (and washing machines!) have started going boom with slightly worrying regularity, all because of the sometimes-unstable power source lingering inside. Cellphone and laptop batteries have been intermittently catching fire, swelling up or exploding for decades. Of course, regulators and companies have known about the dangers of lithium batteries ever since they were first introduced, and in theory, every battery sold today should not fail under ideal circumstances.

  • World
    Reuters

    U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

    By Jonathan Landay, John Walcott and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials have begun considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options, as rising tensions with Moscow diminish hopes for diplomatic solutions from the Middle East to Ukraine and cyberspace, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The new discussions were being held at "staff level," and have yet to produce any recommendations to President Barack Obama, who has resisted ordering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's multisided civil war.

  • Business
    U.S.News & World Report

    10 Universities Where the Fewest Applicants Get In

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific

  • Lexus UX Concept: Preview to the Smallest Lexus SUV
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    Car and Driver

    Lexus UX Concept: Preview to the Smallest Lexus SUV

    With countless software companies proclaiming they know how to build better cars, we were relieved to find Lexus has built an actual car rather than a “user experience,” which is what “UX” stands for in the tech community. Instead, the Lexus UX concept is our first good look at the luxury brand’s subcompact crossover that will join the growing fray of shrunken, premium SUVs that includes the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Infiniti QX30. Compared to the smallest Lexus crossover today, the NX, the UX is 9.1 inches stubbier, 5.0 inches lower, 1.2 inches wider, and sports a 0.8-inch tighter wheelbase.

  • U.S.
    Reuters

    Watchdog finds flaws in U.S. DEA's payments to sources

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's program for paying confidential sources to assist with narcotics-trafficking investigations is riddled with deficiencies that could open the door to fraud and abuse, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Thursday. The Justice Department's Inspector General found in an audit that the DEA continued to pay so-called deactivated sources, or people who did not qualify to receive money because they had been arrested or had committed serious crimes. In one instance, the report says the DEA paid a source who had provided false testimony in trials and depositions.

  • Sombre Ukraine marks 75 years since Nazi slaughter of Jews
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    AFP

    Sombre Ukraine marks 75 years since Nazi slaughter of Jews

    A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marked 75 years since the Nazis slaughtered 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev during one of the worst single massacres of the Holocaust. The carnage at the Babi Yar ravine has prompted soul-searching and disputes in Ukraine over the participation of local collaborators in the killings and atrocities that followed. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was meant to join a memorial ceremony led by Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko and attended my other global dignitaries.