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  • 'Gaetz-crasher': Here's why a Republican lawmaker was barred from closed-door testimony
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    'Gaetz-crasher': Here's why a Republican lawmaker was barred from closed-door testimony

    When Republican congressman Matt Gaetz tried to attend an impeachment inquiry deposition Monday morning at the U.S. Capitol, he ran smack into the often arcane and confusing rules of Congress. Gaetz, a rabble-rouser from Florida who accused Democrats of dirty tricks last fall, claimed that as a member of the House Judiciary Committee he should be allowed to attend the deposition of Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia and Europe adviser. The impeachment inquiry depositions are being held behind closed doors inside the Capitol.

  • Are fire season blackouts the new normal in California?
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    Are fire season blackouts the new normal in California?

    Why there's debate: Despite frustration from citizens and political leaders, experts say there is no quick fix to prevent the need for strategic blackouts in the future. The forces that fuel California's wildfire season — high temperatures and powerful winds — are getting worse due to climate change, and fixing the existing electrical grid will take years, they argue. Possible alternatives to a centralized energy system, such as microgrids, batteries and solar power, are promising but can be prohibitively expensive and are no quick fix.

  • Booze run from behind bars: Inmates escape from Texas federal prison, return with whiskey
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    Booze run from behind bars: Inmates escape from Texas federal prison, return with whiskey

    Four inmates from a Texas federal prison were caught after they escaped and returned with whiskey and cellphones, officials said. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said investigators began conducting surveillance behind the Federal Prison Complex in Beaumont, Texas, about 90 miles east of Houston, after receiving reports that inmates were leaving to bring back contraband. The men, identified as Julian Lemus, 34, Robert Young, 45, Leo Martinez, 25, and Silvestre Rico, 35, were booked into the LaSalle Correctional Facility on charges of escape.

  • What's causing record rates of STDs?
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    What's causing record rates of STDs?

    The combined number of cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 2.4 million cases of the three sexually transmitted diseases were reported last year, an increase of more than 100,000 from the previous year. Congenital syphilis led to 94 newborn deaths in 2018, the CDC said.

  • View Photos of Our Sports Sedan Battle Between the Dodge Charger and Kia Stinger GT
    Car and Driver

    View Photos of Our Sports Sedan Battle Between the Dodge Charger and Kia Stinger GT

    America's leading (and only) V-8 muscle sedan takes on Korea's upstart rear-drive hatchback in a battle of power versus poise. From Car and Driver

  • Soldier wounded during search for Bowe Bergdahl dies of his injuries
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    Soldier wounded during search for Bowe Bergdahl dies of his injuries

    A US soldier shot in the head during the 2009 search for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl has died from his injuries. Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen died on Saturday at the age of 46, 10 years after being injured in the hunt for his missing comrade. He spent 21 years in the army and national guard, and retired in 2013 on receiving the Purple Heart.

  • Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal
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    Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

    The Vatican's latest scandal claimed its first victim Monday as Pope Francis' chief bodyguard resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation. The Vatican said its police chief, Domenico Giani, bore no responsibility for the leaked flyer but resigned to avoid disrupting the investigation and "out of love for the church and faithfulness" to the pope. Giani, a 20-year veteran of the Vatican's security services, has stood by Francis' side and jogged alongside his popemobile during hundreds of public appearances and foreign trips.

  • China Built a Flying Saucer
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    China Built a Flying Saucer

    A strange-looking vehicle at an air show in China is getting buzz for an obvious reason: It appears to resemble a UFO. We don't know much about the vehicle, including which sector of the Chinese military built it, and if it can fly or not. Both the U.S. Army and Air Force have previously explored similar projects that have failed.

  • Hong Kong Police Targeted With Remote-Controlled Explosive
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    Hong Kong Police Targeted With Remote-Controlled Explosive

    Hong Kong police said a radio-controlled improvised explosive device was detonated near a police car on Sunday evening, the first time one has been used during months of unrest. The device was set off in Mong Kok in Kowloon about 10 meters (33 feet) away from a police car that had come to the scene to clear barricades, Suryanto Chin-chiu, superintendent of the explosive ordinance disposal bureau, told reporters on Monday. No injuries were sustained because no one was close enough to the device when it was detonated, he said.

  • Syria Kurds keep Turkey at bay in border town: monitor
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    Syria Kurds keep Turkey at bay in border town: monitor

    Syria's Kurds put up stiff resistance Tuesday around an ethnically divided border town that is a key goal of Ankara's nearly week-old invasion, a war monitor reported. The Syrian Democratic Forces, the de-facto army of the Kurdish administration in northeast Syria, "launched a major counterattack overnight against Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies near Ras al-Ain," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based monitor said "fortifications, tunnel networks and a continuous supply of reinforcements" had enabled the SDF to hold off Turkish efforts to take the town.

  • Trump suggested the Kurds were releasing ISIS prisoners, but US officials say Turkish-backed forces are actually doing this
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    Trump suggested the Kurds were releasing ISIS prisoners, but US officials say Turkish-backed forces are actually doing this

    Turkish-backed Syrian Arab forces have deliberately released ISIS prisoners amid Turkey's invasion into northern Syria, two US officials told Foreign Policy. This report contradicts Trump's suggestion Kurdish forces released prisoners to draw the US back into the region following his controversial decision to pull troops out. Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds, who bore the brunt of the campaign against ISIS, has sparked widespread criticism — including rare blowback from congressional Republicans.

  • Special Report: The hunt for Asia's El Chapo
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    Special Report: The hunt for Asia's El Chapo

    He is Asia's most-wanted man. Tse Chi Lop, a Canadian national born in China, is suspected of leading a vast multinational drug trafficking syndicate formed out of an alliance of five of Asia's triad groups, according to law enforcement officials. The syndicate, law enforcers believe, is funneling tonnes of methamphetamine, heroin and ketamine to at least a dozen countries from Japan in North Asia to New Zealand in the South Pacific.

  • 'Gaetz-crasher': Here's why a Republican lawmaker was barred from Fiona Hill testimony
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    'Gaetz-crasher': Here's why a Republican lawmaker was barred from Fiona Hill testimony

    When Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz tried to attend an impeachment inquiry deposition Monday morning at the U.S. Capitol, he ran smack into the often arcane and confusing rules of Congress.

  • We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.
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    We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.

    At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade, an investigation by USA TODAY Network found. Despite their role as public servants, the men and women who swear an oath to keep communities safe can generally avoid public scrutiny for their misdeeds. The records of their misconduct are filed away, rarely seen by anyone outside their departments.

  • Jeep Gladiator Gets Even More Rugged as a Military-Spec Vehicle
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    Jeep Gladiator Gets Even More Rugged as a Military-Spec Vehicle

    AM General is known for turning the Humvee into the civilian Hummer, but now the company is teaming with Jeep to build a military-grade Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator XMT (Extreme Military-Grade Truck) features massive off-road tires, two 4x4 systems, skid plates and tow hooks, and the doors and roof are removed. The XMT could go into production as soon as late 2020, but only if the U.S. Army places the order.

  • Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters
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    Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters

    TOKYO (AP) — The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. Japan's technological prowess and meticulous attention to detail are sometimes no match for rising risks in a precarious era of climate change. "Weather conditions in Japan up to now have been relatively moderate," said Toshitaka Katada, a disaster expert and professor at the University of Tokyo.

  • What Did America Offer North Korea at Working-Level Talks? One Report Claims To Know.
    The National Interest

    What Did America Offer North Korea at Working-Level Talks? One Report Claims To Know.

    Do we finally know what U.S. negotiators offered North Korea at recent working-level talks that broke down in just a few hours? The US offered to temporarily suspend the ban on North Korean exports of coal and textiles as a reward for denuclearization. After the working-level meeting in Stockholm on Oct. 4-5, North Korea declared that the talks had broken down and claimed that the US had shown up “empty-handed.” The US State Department countered by saying it had brought “creative ideas.” The Japanese paper said that these “creative ideas” were the rewards offered during the talks.

  • Hiker Digs Up 1,000-Year-Old Iron Weapon
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    Hiker Digs Up 1,000-Year-Old Iron Weapon

    Hordaland County, home of the Store Ishaug mountain where the blade was uncovered, announced the discovery. "In the nice weather in mid-September I went for a walk and discovered with one arrow point just beside a snowflake," he said on the county's website. Store Ishaug, which has an elevation of 4,869 feet, isn't a typical hot spot for ancient artifacts.

  • India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed
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    India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

    Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday. Separately, Indian officials said a 24-year-old woman died in the latest exchange of artillery fire with Pakistan over their de-facto border dividing the blood-soaked Himalayan region. Three people -- a father and his two children aged 10 and 11 -- were killed in a Pakistani district next to the Line of Control after mortar shells hit their homes, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Assad troops enter north-east Syria after Russia-backed deal with Kurds
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    Assad troops enter north-east Syria after Russia-backed deal with Kurds

    Bashar al-Assad's forces swept into cities across northeast Syria for the first time in seven years on Monday after the West's former Kurdish allies agreed to a Russian-brokered deal to try to hold off a Turkish attack. The Syrian regime's black-and-red flag went up across the region as Russia seized on Donald Trump's abandonment of the Kurds to restore Assad's rule over swathes of territory he has not controlled since 2012. Assad's troops clashed with Turkish-backed Syrian rebels outside Manbij, a key city on the Turkey-Syria border where US forces are evacuating on Mr Trump's orders.

  • All of the Google Pixel and Home Products on Sale Now
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    All of the Google Pixel and Home Products on Sale Now

    Googles new product announcements means last-generation tech is now cheaper. From Popular Mechanics

  • Nigerian police rescue 67 from 'inhuman' conditions at Islamic 'school'
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    Nigerian police rescue 67 from 'inhuman' conditions at Islamic 'school'

    Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to "inhuman and degrading treatments." The raid in Katsina, the northwestern home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, came less than a month after about 300 men and boys were freed from another supposed Islamic school in neighboring Kaduna state where they were allegedly tortured and sexually abused. "In the course of investigation, sixty-seven persons from the ages of 7 to 40 years were found shackled with chains," Katsina police spokesman Sanusi Buba said in a statement.

  • Here's who will be onstage for tonight's Democratic debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times, what time it'll start, and how to watch
    Business Insider

    Here's who will be onstage for tonight's Democratic debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times, what time it'll start, and how to watch

    Twelve 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for the fourth Democratic primary debate, which CNN and The New York Times will co-host tonight, October 15, 2019. CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett as well as New York Times national editor Mark Lacey will moderate the debate. The debate will be hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio and will air at 8 p.m.

  • Court Ruling Extends Vote Protest of Philippine Marcos’ Son
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    Court Ruling Extends Vote Protest of Philippine Marcos’ Son

    The Philippines' top court on Tuesday decided to release the initial results of the vice-presidential vote recount, which the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' son said will delay his chance to assume the post. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he is “frustrated” by the court's decision not to resolve his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo victory in the 2016 polls. Robredo is already halfway through her six-year term.

  • The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse
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    The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse

    The second of two cranes towering over the site where a New Orleans hotel construction project partially collapsed two days ago is now considered in danger of toppling. Two other workers are known dead at the project site, which sits on the edge of the historic French Quarter. The coroner's office in New Orleans has identified one of two workers known to have died when a hotel under construction partially collapsed.