• 2020 Vision Wednesday: Trump raised $15 million in California in one day. That should worry Democrats.
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    2020 Vision Wednesday: Trump raised $15 million in California in one day. That should worry Democrats.

    LOS ANGELES — When President Trump touched down in California Tuesday, local Democrats seemed to greet his arrival largely as a platform for protest, with at least a hundred demonstrators lining the road near his first event as enormous Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons hovered overhead. But the real reason Democrats should be paying attention to Trump's current California swing isn't because it's a prime opportunity to register their displeasure with policies on immigration, emissions and forest management. Instead, Democrats' cause for concern should be the mountains of money Trump is raising here — and, more importantly, the right-wing energy that money represents.

  • Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit
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    Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

    A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the killings of the women whose bodies were found in abandoned houses in the city as far back as February 2018, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said at a news conference. Police Chief James Craig has said he sees similarities between three of the slayings and the assaults of at least two other women who survived attacks.

  • UPDATE 1-Russia detains two N.Korean vessels after one opens fire - reports
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    UPDATE 1-Russia detains two N.Korean vessels after one opens fire - reports

    Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol, local media cited the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying on Tuesday. A Russian border patrol discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats fishing illegally off its far eastern coast and detained the first vessel, prompting the second one to open fire, the FSB was quoted as saying. Three Russian border guards were wounded in the incident.

  • A 22-year-old from Minneapolis who is jailed in Syria says ISIS recruited him on Twitter
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    A 22-year-old from Minneapolis who is jailed in Syria says ISIS recruited him on Twitter

    Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, a 22-year-old naturalized US citizen jailed in northern Syria, told CBS News that he was recruited to join ISIS on Twitter when he was just 18 years old. Al-Madioum disappeared while on a family vacation in Morocco in 2015, according to court documents detailed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2017. Unbeknownst to his parents, he had secretly booked a flight to Istanbul.

  • The Royal Navy Is Going All In on  2 New Aircraft Carriers
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    The Royal Navy Is Going All In on 2 New Aircraft Carriers

    With two new aircraft carriers slated to begin deploying in two years' time, the U.K. fleet must figure out how to deploy, as a cohesive force, large numbers of warships comprising a carrier strike group. Contrast this with the fleet's current deployment model, which for the most part sends out single warships on solo patrols, each at their own pace. If the reorganization succeeds, the Royal Navy will evolve from a thinly but widely spread force to one that deploys to fewer places at a time, but does so in greater concentration.

  • Philippines Arrests Hundreds of Chinese For Alleged Cybercrimes
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    Philippines Arrests Hundreds of Chinese For Alleged Cybercrimes

    About 600 allegedly illegal Chinese workers have been arrested in the Philippines in less than a week after Beijing's call for a crackdown on online gambling. Some 324 undocumented Chinese nationals will be deported after being apprehended on Monday in the western Palawan province for alleged cybercrimes, the Philippines' immigration bureau said in a statement Tuesday. The agency also said in an earlier statement it had arrested 277 Chinese nationals last Wednesday for allegedly conducting illegal online operations in Pasig City in the Philippine capital, Manila.

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    Andrew Yang: No apologies for the Asian jokes

    Andrew Yang says he isn't going to stop making Asian jokes. In fact, the entrepreneur-presidential candidate added another one in an interview Wednesday with POLITICO. Asked whether the Democratic National Committee's debate-qualifying thresholds had altered his campaign's strategic approach, Yang initially stopped himself.

  • Chicken plants lured them. Feds jailed them. How Mississippi's immigration crisis unfolded
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    Chicken plants lured them. Feds jailed them. How Mississippi's immigration crisis unfolded

    The couple's journey eight years ago is similar to that of thousands of undocumented people from Mexico, Guatemala and other Central American countries who have come to work in Mississippi's poultry industry. I thought she was going to die': Parents separated from children after Mississippi ICE raids Parishioners affected: At one church, dozens of parishioners taken in Mississippi ICE raids, pastor says They helped build poultry into Mississippi's richest agricultural commodity, which brings in more than $2.5 billion a year. They helped companies such as Koch Foods and Peco Foods – both of which were raided last month but face no charges – rake in billions in revenue.

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    Three hunters mauled in grizzly bear attacks at Yellowstone: 'He was in their face before they even had chance to grab a gun'

    Three hunters were badly hurt in two separate grizzly bear attacks in Montana on the same day, state officials have said. One of the pair was able to drive the grizzly away with bear spray while it was “on top of” his friend, according to a worker at an outdoors shop the men visited later that day. “They said he was up and in their face, just right there on them before they even had a chance to really even grab a gun or do anything, which I think is important for people to know,” she told NBC Montana.

  • After hours of questioning Lewandowski, Democrats finally land punches
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    After hours of questioning Lewandowski, Democrats finally land punches

    It took more than five hours of confrontational exchanges, but Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee finally managed to regain the narrative in their questioning of Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager who in 2017 was enlisted by the president to curb the investigation into Russian electoral interference by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The hearing began on Tuesday afternoon with Lewandowski deftly rebuffing Democratic attempts to find out more about the meeting he had with Trump in the Oval Office on June 19, 2017. During that meeting, Trump wanted Lewandowski to prevail on then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the Russia investigation, to somehow bring the investigation to a close.

  • South Korea police say they may have found serial killer
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    South Korea police say they may have found serial killer

    South Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some 30 years ago. Senior police officer Ban Gi-soo said police have continued their investigation into the 1986-1991 slayings even after the statute of limitations expired 13 years ago in order to find the truth. Ban said the technological improvement of DNA analysis allowed authorities to extract DNA samples from evidence that wasn't possible at the time of the cases.

  • Yemen rebels threaten strikes against Dubai and Abu Dhabi
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    Yemen rebels threaten strikes against Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels on Wednesday threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the skyscraper-filled city states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. "We announce... that we have dozens of targets in the UAE, among them Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and that they can be targeted at any moment," Huthi military spokesman Brigadier Yahya Saree said. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Huthis in Yemen in an intractable five-year conflict that has devastated the country.

  • Belgian F-16s scrambled to intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over the Baltic Sea
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    Belgian F-16s scrambled to intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over the Baltic Sea

    The Belgian Air Force is policing Baltic airspace as of September 3; on Tuesday, it intercepted two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack supersonic, nuclear-capable bombers. Belgium took over the Baltic policing mission from Hungary which, along with Spain and the UK, was policing Baltic airspace when Russian Su-30 Flanker fighters flew near Baltic airspace twice over two days in June. US and UK aircraft have been sending clear messages to Russia — US B-2 Spirit stealth bombers flew their first missions in the Arctic earlier in September, and the B-2s flew with non-US F-35s for the first time in August.

  • What Were the Mach 10 UFOs That Iran's Jets Encountered?
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    What Were the Mach 10 UFOs That Iran's Jets Encountered?

    Key point: Iran has encountered really strange flying objects that might be an unknown, secret American spy plane. Iran is the only other country besides the United States to operate arguably history's most powerful interceptor aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat. The F-14s played a major role in Iran's war with Iraq from 1980 to 1988.

  • Bail Set at $2 Million for Suspected Killer in Seattle Light Rail Shooting
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    Bail Set at $2 Million for Suspected Killer in Seattle Light Rail Shooting

    A probable cause hearing was held Tuesday at the King County Courthouse for a 20-year-old suspected of shooting three people at a Seattle light rail station.

  • 2019 and 2020 Full-Size Pickup Truck Rankings
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    2019 and 2020 Full-Size Pickup Truck Rankings

    We sort every full-size pickup truck foreign and domestic so that you don't have to. From Car and Driver

  • Moldova Turns to FBI for Help in Investigating $1 Billion Fraud
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    Moldova Turns to FBI for Help in Investigating $1 Billion Fraud

    Moldova requested assistance from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to bring to justice participants in a $1 billion fraud that led to a bailout of three of the nation's banks. Interior Minister Andrei Nastase said he met with senior FBI officials and handed over a letter seeking assistance. The letter “put on the FBI's agenda the theft of the billion, the laundromat of the international mafia and all the other schemes that have ruined the financial and banking system and have deprived our country of much needed resources,” he said Wednesday in a post on Facebook.

  • Illinois opens 24 cases of alleged priest sex abuse after finding reports weren't reviewed
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    Illinois opens 24 cases of alleged priest sex abuse after finding reports weren't reviewed

    Illinois has opened 24 investigations into alleged sexual misconduct by Catholic priests that the Archdiocese of Chicago previously reported to the state's child welfare agency, according to an agency spokesperson Wednesday. Some of the reports were selected for investigation because the alleged perpetrator might still have access to children, said Jassen Strokosch, spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. It's important to us that the victims who had the courage to come forward with reports know that their reports have been looked at — that none of them fell through the cracks," Strokosch said.

  • Trump wants you to think he's racist so you won't notice he's corrupt and killing jobs
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    Trump wants you to think he's racist so you won't notice he's corrupt and killing jobs

    "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?" President Donald Trump called out to a Hispanic supporter Monday at a campaign rally in New Mexico. If you thought that, you're right. But if you start calling Trump a racist or a white nationalist, bad news: You're now a volunteer in the Trump campaign. In his upcoming book, "Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America," Ian Haney López reveals that Trump's only really big innovation in dog whistling is that he invites charges of racism.

  • Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor
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    Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor

    Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person under 16 years old. The charges are related to Vázquez's alleged encounters with a girl starting in 2017, when she was 13 and living about an hour east of downtown Pittsburgh.

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    INTERVIEW-Student architects to help build 5 mln cheap homes in Pakistan

    BANGKOK, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan to build five million affordable homes within five years in Pakistan will tap student architects and use local materials and new technologies to keep costs low, a senior government official said on Thursday. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has committed to build four million homes in rural and urban areas, and one million homes in peri-urban areas over the next five years. It is the biggest government-backed housing programme ever attempted, and will meet half of Pakistan's needs, said Zaigham Rizvi, chairman of the federal task force on housing.

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    Navy SEAL who oversaw the bin Laden raid says China's massive military buildup is a 'holy s---' moment

    China's technological strategy and innovation are serious threats to US national security — now, according to retired Adm. William McRaven, the US has reached a 'holy s---" moment and needs to invest more significantly in technology research and development to keep its edge. In some cases — like with 5G commercialization — China is already beating the US, and its intellectual-property theft of US technology only compounds the rapid pace at which it's developing new technologies, a report by the Council on Foreign Relations released Wednesday said. The legendary former Navy SEAL Adm. William McRaven said at an event on Wednesday that China's technical and defense capabilities were quickly approaching — and sometimes surpassing — those of the US, representing what he called a "holy s---" moment for the US.

  • How Vietnamese Commandos Sank A U.S. 'Aircraft Carrier'
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    How Vietnamese Commandos Sank A U.S. 'Aircraft Carrier'

    Key Point: The North Vietnamese government even commemorated the event by portraying the operation on a 1964 postage stamp. It was shortly after midnight when two Viet Cong commandos emerged from a sewer tunnel that emptied into Saigon Port, each man carrying nearly 90 pounds of high explosives and the components needed to make two time bombs. An escort carrier that saw distinguished service as a submarine-hunter in the North Atlantic during World War II, during the early morning hours of May 2, 1964, Card was part of U.S. Military Sealift Command.

  • Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman
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    Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

    Coastguard sailors who opened fire on a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters were convicted Wednesday of his 2013 killing, which strained ties between the historically friendly neighbours. The eight Filipino crewmen said they had shot in self-defence after the fisherman's vessel sailed directly at them in the seas just north of the main Philippine island of Luzon. A Manila court convicted the men of homicide and sentenced them to a minimum of eight years in prison, though they will be allowed to remain free while they appeal.

  • Frivolous Lawsuits Once Again Threaten the Gun Industry
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    Frivolous Lawsuits Once Again Threaten the Gun Industry

    Anti-gun activists faced a conundrum: It's easy enough to file a wrongful-death suit against someone who committed murder with a gun, or to sue a company that sold a defective gun, or to go after a gun store that knowingly sold a gun to a criminal. But the activists didn't just want to punish those who broke the existing rules; they thought the rules were too lax, and they'd had little success getting legislatures to change them. So they sued gun companies for following the rules, spinning elaborate theories about why different, stricter rules should apply instead.