Politics

September 20, 2018

Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 97, vaccinations continue

At least 97 people have died as a result of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization’s most recent figures. This is the second large-scale Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic the country has faced in less than a year. The outbreak, first reported in early August, […]
September 20, 2018

Alliance Defending Freedom: Homeless shelters should be allowed to refuse transgender women

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the hate group challenging LGBTQ protections all over the country, has a new client: the Downtown Soup Kitchen (“Hope Center”) in Anchorage, Alaska. Because the charity wants permission to refuse to shelter transgender women, ADF argues in a federal lawsuit that the city’s entire nondiscrimination law should be declared unconstitutional. […]
September 20, 2018

Trump wants another big beautiful wall — through the Sahara desert

Another day, another stunningly brilliant policy proposal from President Donald Trump. According to Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Trump suggested to him that Spain should build a wall across the Sahara desert as a way of curbing the influx of migrants into the country. Borrell made the claim on Tuesday during a speech at the […]
September 20, 2018

Trump’s lawyer pushes insane lie about Trump’s Lester Holt interview

During an interview on Wednesday’s edition of Chris Cuomo’s CNN show, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow suggested that footage of the infamous May 2017 interview with NBC’s Lester Holt in which the president essentially copped to obstruction of justice has somehow been doctored. Sekulow offered no evidence for his claim, which isn’t consistent with video of […]
September 20, 2018

Is America’s Religious Right turning its back on Russia?

Ever since its inception in the mid-1990s, the World Congress of Families (WCF) has worked to bring Russia and America’s Religious Right together. The project has served many roles over the years: policy shop, networking opportunity, geopolitical tool, and platform for prominent Russians to connect with far-right Americans in a way that mirrored other collaborations, from […]
September 20, 2018

What happens when your congressional opponent gets arrested and decides to run anyway?

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) this week reversed his decision to suspend his re-election campaign, one month after being arrested on insider trading charges. Collins will keep his name on the ballot in New York’s 27th Congressional District and run for re-election in November, campaigning under indictment and the very real possibility that he may eventually be a […]

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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Latest from the World

September 20, 2018

This cordless stick vacuum is just like a Dyson, but at $150 it costs half as much

We'll tell you right up front that the Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum Cleaner isn't as powerful as a Dyson stick vacuum when it comes to suction. We've tested it ourselves and we can confirm as much. That said, it's still more than powerful enough to get the job done, and it costs hundreds of dollars less than Dyson's cordless vacuums. In fact, if you use the coupon code 25PUTQBH at checkout, it'll only cost you $150!

Here's more info from the product page:

  • Fade-free High Power: 350W DIGITAL MOTOR supports quiet, powerful 110-watt suction in MAX mode, and suction never fade as battery capacity goes down, continuously provide a deep, thorough cleaning without annoying.
  • Maneuverable: main unit weighting only at 2.87lbs, plus FULL-SIZE MOTORIZED BRUSH and 3 accessories, seamlessly customize your vacuum to tackle your specific cleaning needs including floors, counter-tops or vehicle interiors.
  • Detachable: REMOVABLE LITHIUM BATTERY, gives you freedom to upgrade the running time with additional battery (separately sold), and directly charge the battery when and where you want.
  • User-friendly: comes with an easy-to-clean dustbin, battery LED indicator lights, switch lock, easy-to-empty dustbin, hygienic HEPA Filtration that captures 99.99% particles, and many more user-friendly features.
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September 20, 2018

Westminster inquest: Attacker’s mother ‘found out on TV news’

The Westminster attacker's mother says he was "angry" but his involvement only "made sense" later.
September 20, 2018

Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 97, vaccinations continue

At least 97 people have died as a result of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization’s most recent figures. This is the second large-scale Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic the country has faced in less than a year. The outbreak, first reported in early August, […]
September 20, 2018

Alliance Defending Freedom: Homeless shelters should be allowed to refuse transgender women

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the hate group challenging LGBTQ protections all over the country, has a new client: the Downtown Soup Kitchen (“Hope Center”) in Anchorage, Alaska. Because the charity wants permission to refuse to shelter transgender women, ADF argues in a federal lawsuit that the city’s entire nondiscrimination law should be declared unconstitutional. […]
September 20, 2018

Uh oh, there might be something wrong with NASA’s Curiosity rover now

NASA's rover situation on Mars is, well, complicated. The aging Curiosity rover was swallowed up by the planet-wide dust storm that covered Mars earlier this summer and hasn't woken back up since. The rover's extended mission is currently in limbo while NASA waits to see if it still has some life left in it, so all eyes have been on the newer Curiosity rover as it continues to explore the Martian surface. Now, in a new update by the Curiosity team, it seems the last working robot is coming down with a case of... something. It seems Curiosity is refusing to send back the vital scientific data that it has been gathering, and NASA isn't sure what's wrong. "Over the past few days, engineers here at JPL have been working to address an issue on Curiosity that is preventing it from sending much of the science and engineering data stored in its memory," the Curiosity team explains. "The rover remains in its normal mode and is otherwise healthy and responsive." The rover isn't totally silent, however, and is still relaying certain status information, just not the science data it has stored locally. This strange set of circumstances is leaving Curiosity's engineers scratching their heads. "Besides transmitting data recorded in its memory, the rover can transmit 'real-time' data when it links to a relay orbiter or Deep Space Network antenna," the team writes. "These real-time data are transmitting normally, and include various details about the rover's status. Engineers are expanding the details the rover transmits in these real-time data to better diagnose the issue." Opportunity — that's the one that's currently sleeping off its dust storm hangover — has far surpassed its original mission timeline. Originally intended to last just 90 days on Mars, it has managed to push on for well over a decade. Curiosity is much newer, having landed on the planet in mid 2012, and it's done some fantastic work thus far. Its primary mission stretched for roughly two years, and it has been continuing its work ever since. Whatever is wrong with Curiosity we'll be keeping our fingers crossed that it gets resolved in short order.
September 20, 2018

Millionaire fights demolition of back garden leisure complex

He has been told to knock down his back garden cinema, squash court, bar and bowling alley.
September 20, 2018

Today’s top deals: Kindle Paperwhite, Nest thermostat, $20 Bluetooth earphones, top robot vacuum, more

Amazon has really turned up the heat on its daily deals this month, so we've got another killer roundup for you to check out. Highlights include a Prime member exclusive that drops the 4K Fire TV to the same price as a Fire TV Stick, another Prime exclusive that gets you a Kindle Paperwhite at its lowest price since Prime Day, a pair of best-selling Bluetooth earphones for only $19.99, $38 off the Nest Learning Thermostat, $50 off one of our favorite robot vacuum cleaners, Crock-Pot's popular Express Crock for only $69, a $67 discount on one of our favorite air fryers, $15 off a Tile Mate and Slim combo pack, a Fire HD 8 Tablet refurb for only $49.99, Samsung's fastest 128GB microSD card for $29, discounted Apple AirPods, and so much more. See all of today's best bargains below.

September 20, 2018

What Teen Mom Advice Does Amber Have For Bristol And Cheyenne?

'Teen Mom OG' newbies Bristol and Cheyenne are bonding with OGs Amber, Catelynn and Maci.
September 20, 2018

MPs and peers get compostable cups as Parliament goes plastic-free

Throwaway cutlery, salad boxes and straws also replaced as Parliament bids to go "avoidable" plastic free.
September 20, 2018

An army of spiders is slowly taking over a Greek town, but it’s totally fine

Arachnophobes will want to avoid the Greek town of Aitoliko for a while. That's because a massive army of eight-legged web weavers has descended upon quaint seaside locale and blanketed trees, road signs, and huge stretches of shoreline in wispy webs. Like something out of a horror movie, the town's residents have been forced to put up with their home turning in a massive bug-catching festival. But what's probably the most surprising thing about all of this is that nobody really seems to mind all that much. In fact, they're pretty used to it at this point. As ScienceAlert notes, this isn't the first time that the town has had to put up with a massive influx of spiders. This kind of thing apparently happens with shocking regularity, with massive spiderwebs popping up in the town every few years. The spiders aren't dangerous — at least not to humans — and they eat a lot of even more annoying bugs, like mosquitos, so the locals tend to just let them do their thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdXtPMr3vj8 But what actually prompts the spiders to come out in full force? Nice weather, of course! A surplus of tasty insects and warm temperatures have made for perfect breeding conditions, and the spiders have taken advantage in a big way. "The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party," Maria Chatzaki, a biologist with Democritus University of Thrace, told Greece news outlet Newsit. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation." The spiders won't last long, and while their webs may be a bit of a nuisance for now they'll eventually break down and the affected areas will return to normal. That is, until the next pleasant stretch of weather creates another spider frenzy.
September 20, 2018

Trump wants another big beautiful wall — through the Sahara desert

Another day, another stunningly brilliant policy proposal from President Donald Trump. According to Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Trump suggested to him that Spain should build a wall across the Sahara desert as a way of curbing the influx of migrants into the country. Borrell made the claim on Tuesday during a speech at the […]
September 20, 2018

Wigan boy, 4, drowns in Tenerife hotel pool

Presley Stockton was described as "one in a million" and an "angel" by his heartbroken family.
September 20, 2018

Barclays customers hit by online glitch

Computer problems have hit the bank as customers complain of being unable to access their accounts.
September 20, 2018

Eufy’s most popular robot vacuum just dropped from $230 down to $180

Robot vacuums are insanely popular right now, and the reason for that is pretty obvious: vacuuming is a pain in the butt, and using a robot vacuum means you don't have to do it yourself. If you've been meaning to see what all the fuss is about or if you're looking to upgrade to a new model, today is your lucky day. The $230 eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S Robot Vacuum is currently on sale on Amazon for just $179.99 when you clip the $50 coupon on the product page. We've tested this model and it does a great job on hard flooring as well as low-pile rugs. Definitely check it out.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • "Best Robot Vacuum of 2018" by Digital Trends.
  • All-New RoboVac: Re-engineered to be the slimmest* RoboVac (2.85") but with quiet operation and increased suction at 1300Pa for up to 100 minutes** of constant, powerful suction.
  • BoostIQ™ Technology: Automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed to get the best clean.
  • Premium Features: Anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover for protection, infrared-sensor for evading obstacles, and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. Automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean.
  • What You Get: RoboVac 11S, remote control (2 AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, extra set of high-performance filters, 4 side brushes, 5 cable ties, welcome guide and our worry-free 12-month warranty.