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AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for Sanders

AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for SandersTwo of Bernie Sanders’s highest-profile allies, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, filled in for him on the campaign trail Friday night, speaking to a rally here at the University of Iowa, as the Vermont senator participated in the impeachment trial in Washington, D.C. 




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 10:22 AM

Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record

Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety recordThe S-76 was first developed in the 1970s and has developed a reputation for a strong safety record and reliability.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 5:06 PM

How the world discovered the Nazi death camps

How the world discovered the Nazi death campsImages of what the Allies found when they liberated the first Nazi death camps towards the end of World War II brought the horror of the Holocaust to global attention. Many of the ghastly pictures were at first held back from the broader public, partly out of concern for those with missing relatives. The concentration and extermination camps were liberated one by one as the Allied armies advanced on Berlin in the final days of the 1939-1945 war.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 11:01 PM

Singapore says China virus outbreak will hit its economy this year

Singapore says China virus outbreak will hit its economy this yearSingapore said on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt its economy this year, as it announced new measures to tackle the disease which originated in China and has spread to the city-state and several other countries. The Southeast Asian travel and tourism hub, which recorded its lowest growth rate in a decade last year at 0.7%, has reported four cases of the coronavirus that has killed 80 people in China so far. "We certainly expect there to be an impact on our economy, business and consumer confidence this year especially as the situation is expected to persist for some time," trade minister Chan Chun Sing said.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 11:14 PM

China is Expanding into the Indian Ocean—Here Are Five Things the Indian Navy Can Do About It

China is Expanding into the Indian Ocean—Here Are Five Things the Indian Navy Can Do About ItTwo emerging superpowers square off. Who wins?




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 3:00 AM

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 diesA Georgia death row inmate whose planned execution was halted in September 2017 by the U.S. Supreme Court after his lawyers argued his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias has died, according to the state Department of Corrections. Keith “Bo” Tharpe, 61, died of natural causes Friday, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Joan Heath confirmed in an email Sunday. In 1991, a jury convicted Tharpe of murder in the September 1990 slaying of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman, and sentenced him to death.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 9:13 AM

A 'messy' winter storm bringing snow and flooding may cause travel delays across Northeast

A 'messy' winter storm bringing snow and flooding may cause travel delays across NortheastExpect travel delays, heavy rain and possible flooding in the Northeast over the weekend as a slow-moving storm moves east.




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 3:08 PM

'Doorbell Ditch' Prank Led to Crash That Killed 3 Teens, Officials Say

'Doorbell Ditch' Prank Led to Crash That Killed 3 Teens, Officials SayA man who the authorities contend deliberately crashed his car into another one on a Southern California road last Sunday, killing three of the six teenagers inside, did so because the group had played a so-called doorbell ditch prank on him, prosecutors said this week.The man, Anurag Chandra, 42, faces several murder charges for his role in the Temescal Canyon Road crash, which the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said Thursday occurred after the boys played a doorbell ditch prank on him.In a doorbell ditch, also commonly known as a ding-dong-ditch, a person rings a doorbell and tries to run away before anyone opens the door.After one of the boys had been dared, all six teenagers drove to a nearby home on Mojeska Summit Road in Corona, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the district attorney's office said, citing the California Highway Patrol's investigation. The boy rang the doorbell and returned to the 2002 Prius that they were riding in, and the group took off.But Chandra, who lives at the home, chased after them in his 2019 Infiniti Q50, prosecutors said. His car rammed into the back of the Prius, "causing it to veer off the road and into a tree," prosecutors said.Daniel Hawkins, Jacob Ivascu and Drake Ruiz, all 16-year-old passengers, were killed in the crash, prosecutors said. The 18-year-old driver and two other boys, ages 13 and 14, were injured but survived."The circumstances in this case are unusual," John Hall, a spokesman with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, said in an email Friday. "Based on the evidence in this case, the response and actions taken by the defendant are egregious and extremely disproportionate to a teen ringing a doorbell and running away."Chandra was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, but "it was continued at the request of the defense," Hall said. A new arraignment has been scheduled for Feb. 21, he said.Chandra "is being held on no bail because this is a potential death penalty case," Hall said. "That is because we have alleged a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, making him eligible for the death penalty."District Attorney Mike Hestrin of Riverside County will decide whether to seek the death penalty at a later date, he said.Phone calls and messages to numbers listed for Chandra were not immediately returned Friday night. Calls and messages on Friday to the public defender's office, which represented him in court Thursday, were not immediately returned.Speaking to NBC4 in Los Angeles, a bandaged and still-healing Sergio Campusano, the driver of the Prius, said in an interview this week that he had blacked out after the driver of the Infiniti "rammed his car into my back" and his head whipped into his window.Describing the prank, which Campusano said the group came up with during a sleepover, one of the boys was dared to "either jump into a pool at night or go ding-dong-ditch a house."After the boys drove away from the house where the doorbell was rung, the group saw a man from the home following them, and Campusano said the other car got "really, really close.""I was like, 'What is this guy doing?'" Campusano, who tried to drive away from the Infiniti, told the TV station. "Then I felt like a nudge forward, like he hit me from the back.""When he rammed us from the side, I thought, I was like, if anything happens, I love these guys," said Campusano, who described the close-knit group of friends as "all a part of me."The group had been celebrating Jacob's birthday over the weekend, the TV station reported.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 10:02 AM

Military investigating video of Navy members shot through peephole

Military investigating video of Navy members shot through peepholeThe Navy is reportedly investigating videos found on the website Pornhub that it believes show unsuspecting Navy service members through a peephole in a bathroom.




POSTED JANUARY 25, 2020 2:46 PM

Mike Bloomberg rallies Jewish voters with speech decrying nativism

Mike Bloomberg rallies Jewish voters with speech decrying nativismBloomberg's speech in Miami came a day before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 9:19 PM

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