• Wisconsin man accused of making THC cartridges charged
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    Wisconsin man accused of making THC cartridges charged

    A Wisconsin man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture vaping cartridges flew to California last month to get THC oil in bulk to fill thousands of cartridges to sell, prosecutors said Monday in charging documents. Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin, arrested 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines on Sept. 5 after parents tipped off police when they saw their teenage son with one of the cartridges. Prosecutors say Huffhines employed 10 people to fill the cartridges with THC oil at a condo he rented with a stolen identity.

  • Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States
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    Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

    Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television. U.S. President Donald Trump has said he could meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, possibly at the U.N. General Assembly in New York later this month. "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials ... this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran ... their policy of maximum pressure will fail," state television quoted Khamenei as saying.

  • 'A war zone': Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 8 others, levels building in Maine
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    'A war zone': Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 8 others, levels building in Maine

    A firefighter was killed and eight people were injured Monday when a powerful propane explosion destroyed a new building in Farmington, Maine. Fire crews were responding to a call reporting the smell of gas in the building, which was evacuated, Farmington Town Selectman Scott Landry said. The blast had such force that only debris remained from the two-story building, which housed a nonprofit group called LEAP that serves people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

  • B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike Iran
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    The National Interest

    B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike Iran

    Key Point: Conventional or nuclear, the B-2 Spirit can handle almost any precision attack mission in any environment imaginable, located at practically any point on Earth The B-2 Spirit is one of three strategic heavy bombers in U.S. Air Force service. Originally conceived to infiltrate the Soviet air-defense network and attack targets with nuclear weapons, over the decades its mission has grown to include conventional precision attack. The B-2 is the most advanced bomber in U.S. service, and the only one of three types that still carries nuclear gravity bombs.

  • 20 killed as truck plunges down ravine in Philippines
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    20 killed as truck plunges down ravine in Philippines

    Twenty people, including children, were killed Tuesday in the southern Philippines when the flatbed truck they were riding in plummeted into a ravine, police said. The vehicle was bringing a group of people home from a trip to the beach when the driver lost control near the town of T'boli in the latest deadly crash on the nation's dangerous roads. "Based on eyewitness accounts, the truck lost its brakes.

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    California Bans State-Sponsored Travel to Iowa over Refusal to Provide Medicaid Coverage for Gender-Reassignment Surgeries

    California added an eleventh state to its travel blacklist on Friday, banning state-sponsored travel to Iowa over that state's refusal to cover gender-transition surgeries under its Medicaid program. California attorney general Xavier Becerra announced the decision to add Iowa to the travel-ban list, which takes effect October 4 and means public employees and college students will not be able to travel to Iowa on the taxpayer's dime. In May, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed a law blocking Medicaid from paying for gender-reassignment surgeries despite the state Supreme Court's ruling earlier this year in favor of charging taxpayers for the procedures.

  • Astronomers Observe the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever
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    Popular Mechanics

    Astronomers Observe the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever

    Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star ever observed. Signals from the pulsar (a type of neutron star) were detected 4,600 light years away from Earth. Astronomers using the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia have observed the most massive neutron star ever measured.

  • Foxconn Billionaire Terry Gou Drops Taiwan Presidential Bid
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    Bloomberg

    Foxconn Billionaire Terry Gou Drops Taiwan Presidential Bid

    Gou apologized to his supporters in a statement on Facebook Tuesday outlining his decision to withdraw from the race as an independent. After he quit the KMT last week, he had come under pressure from opposition leaders, including former President Ma Ying-jeou, to drop out of the race and support their nominee to help return the China-friendly party to power. “With this poor election climate and prevailing populism, I'm not willing to participate in this political farce, not only for my own personal and factional interests, but also because class struggle is tearing Taiwan apart,” Gou said in a video released Tuesday.

  • The U.S. Army's Next Generation of Super Weapons Are Coming
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    The National Interest

    The U.S. Army's Next Generation of Super Weapons Are Coming

    “We are developing an AI stack regarding how we pull together the sensors, computing layer and analytics to manage the data,” Col. Doug Matty, Army AI Task Force Deputy Director, told Warrior in an interview. New algorithms, AI-enabled computer processing and high-speed networking are all specific elements of work now underway with the Army's AI Task Force, an emerging Army effort to collaborate with industry and academia, find technology breakthroughs and develop new applications for AI, Matty explained. The Task Force is now working on prototyping systems for integration onto UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, Long-Range Precision Fires systems and the Army's emerging fleet of Next-Gen Combat Vehicles, he said.

  • Mexico: 5 shot dead in Tabasco bar amid holiday celebrations
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    Mexico: 5 shot dead in Tabasco bar amid holiday celebrations

    Gunmen shot dead five people at a bar in southeastern Mexico on the night the country celebrated Independence Day, authorities said Monday. The prosecutor's office in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco said in a statement that the victims were all adult males, three of them brothers. It added that the attack took place in Rio Tinto, outside the state capital of Villahermosa.

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar defends her controversial World Trade Center remarks: '9/11 was an attack on all Americans'
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    Rep. Ilhan Omar defends her controversial World Trade Center remarks: '9/11 was an attack on all Americans'

    It was an attack on all of us, and I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the families of the victims of 9/11 must feel, but I think it's important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of 9/11,” she added. Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them, and so what I was speaking to was that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me as suspect.

  • Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions
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    Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a return to an international deal curbing Iran's nuclear activities as the only way to defuse tensions in the Middle East. "We believe that the deal to stop Iran from acquiring military nuclear capabilities is a building block we need to get back to," Merkel said during a news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah. "But there is also a long list of other burdens coming from Iran like the ballistic missiles program and its engagement in Syria," she said.

  • Investigation into alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the Trump campaign is in its final stages
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    Investigation into alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the Trump campaign is in its final stages

    Inspector general Michael E. Horowitz outlined a multi-step review process with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.

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    The Future of Design: Transportation

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  • Iran charges three detained Australians with spying
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    AFP

    Iran charges three detained Australians with spying

    Iran has charged three detained Australians with spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, after the reported arrest of a travel-blogging couple and an academic. Two of the Australians were alleged to have used a drone to take pictures of military sites, while a third was accused of spying for another country, spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters. It was the first official confirmation that Australians have been detained in Iran after the families of three of them said last week they had been arrested in the Islamic republic.

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    Man who dragged shark to death from speedboat and poured alcohol down throats of fish is jailed

    Robert Benac III will pay a $2,500 fine, perform 250 hours of service at an animal shelter and lose his fishing licence for three years after pleading guilty to misdemeanour of animal cruelty. Benac accepted the plea deal just as he was about to go on trial on Thursday for a more severe felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, according to The Bradenton Herald. A second man, Michael Wenzel, accepted a similar plea deal over the incident in February and he was also required to serve 10 days in jail over five weekends.

  • Putin Loses Legendary Approval-Rating Crown to His New Neighbor
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    Putin Loses Legendary Approval-Rating Crown to His New Neighbor

    Vladimir Putin takes great pride in his sky-high approval rating. While pushing a raft of popular reforms, Zelenskiy, 41, remains in his honeymoon period, while cries he's too close to a local billionaire grow louder. The 66-year-old Putin, meanwhile, is approaching two decades as Russia's leader.

  • The Iran-Iraq War Was a Special Kind of Hell (A Million Dead?)
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    The National Interest

    The Iran-Iraq War Was a Special Kind of Hell (A Million Dead?)

    Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein had launched a massive armored and air attack across the Iraq-Iran border. Believing that his Islamic fundamentalist neighbor to the east had been weakened by the ongoing revolutionary turmoil that in February 1979 had toppled the Shah, Hussein was confident that his forces would win a lightning victory and restore long-disputed territory to Iraqi control. Such a victory, not incidentally, would put Hussein at the forefront of a resurgent Middle Eastern pan-Arabism.

  • Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho
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    Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

    The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially melted in 1979, an event that changed the way Americans view nuclear technology. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined there would be no significant impact from extending the license to store the core at the 890-square-mile (2,305-square-kilometer) site that includes Idaho National Laboratory.

  • Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke spar over gun control comment at Democratic debate
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    Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke spar over gun control comment at Democratic debate

    All the Democratic presidential hopefuls have expressed support for stricter gun control measures, but two of them are in a back-and-forth on how to handle Republican anxieties. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg have disagreed in public statements over a comment O'Rourke made at last week's debate. "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," O'Rourke said last Thursday about his policy proposal to buy back certain assault weapons.

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    Reuters

    Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks ransacking of Hindu temple, school

    A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said on Monday, the latest case to raise concern about the fate of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. The violence erupted in the southern province of Sindh after a student accused the Hindu principal of blasphemy in comments about the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. The enraged crowd ransacked the school and damaged a nearby temple, a district police chief said.

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    Politico

    The oil industry vs. the electric car

    Oil supporters downplay the threat presented by electric vehicles, arguing they still aren't as functional as internal combustion engine cars and pointing out that many analysts expect that global fossil fuel demand will continue to be strong mid-century. I actually think the internal combustion engine is going to be around a long time, barring some kind of a major breakthrough of electric vehicle technology that hasn't happened yet and doesn't look like it's likely in the near future,” Morgan said. I think internal combustion engines remain very, very competitive for decades to come.

  • Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds
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    The Guardian

    Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people who try to stop them, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Rainforest Mafias concludes that Brazil's failure to police these gangs threatens its abilities to meet its commitments under the Paris climate deal – such as eliminating illegal deforestation by 2030. Ricardo Salles, Brazil's environment minister in the government of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, has argued that poverty drives degradation, and that development of the Amazon will help stop deforestation.

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  • Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane
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    Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane

    Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday. A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel carrying 250,000 litres of fuel near the Strait of Hormuz, state TV's website said, citing a commander of the force. "This boat was sailing from Bandar Lengeh towards United Arab Emirates waters before it was seized 20 miles (32 kilometres) east of Greater Tunb island," Brigadier General Ali Ozmayi was quoted as saying.