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Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S.

Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S.President Donald Trump’s comments last week that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of “shithole countries” like Haiti or El Salvador weren’t just racist.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:08 AM

Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert

Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile AlertA Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:44 AM

Towns in the Northeast Are Under Invasion From Ice Jams

Towns in the Northeast Are Under Invasion From Ice JamsHuge chunks of ice are blocking rivers and causing waters to spill into communities




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018

Accused Killer Claims Missing UPenn Student Was Trying to Hit on Him

Accused Killer Claims Missing UPenn Student Was Trying to Hit on HimBlaze Bernstein was stabbed more than 20 times




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:54 AM

Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays There

Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays ThereA cheesy action-film director couldn’t have staged this any better.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 6:41 AM

12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption

12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruptionThe crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes. Volcanic earthquakes and rockfalls have shaken the summit of Mayon over the last 24 hours, after a number of steam-driven eruptions, scientists said. More than 12,000 people have been ordered to leave a seven-kilometre (four-mile) evacuation zone, and there are warnings of destructive mudflows and toxic clouds. "It is dangerous for families to stay in that radius and inhale ash," Claudio Yucot, head of the region's office of civil defence, told AFP. "Because of continuous rains in past weeks, debris deposited in the slopes of Mayon could lead to lahar flows. If rain does not stop it could be hazardous." Clouds of ash engulf the volcano in Legazpi Credit: Reuters The volcano, a near-perfect cone, sits around 330 kilometres southwest of Manila. Steam-driven eruptions and rockfalls began over the weekend, and the crater began glowing on Sunday evening, in what the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said was a sign of the growth of a new lava dome. The Mayon volcano's crater glows, as it is pictured from Daraga, Albay, the Philippines Credit: Reuters Experts fear a major eruption could trigger pyroclastic flows - superheated gas and volcanic debris that race down the slopes at high speeds, incinerating or vaporizing everything in their path. More extensive explosions of ash could drift toward nearby towns and cities, including Legazpi city, the provincial capital, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) away. An archive photo of the Mayon volcano when not at risk of eruption  Credit: AFP Lava last flowed out of Mayon in 2014 when 63,000 people fled. "We think the lava now is more fluid than in 2014. This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at a faster rate," Phivolcs head Renato Solidum told AFP. "We see similarity with eruptions where the first phase of the activity started with lava flow and culminated in an explosive or hazardous part. That's what we are trying to monitor and help people avoid." At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions The 2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a long history of deadly eruptions. Despite having erupted about 50 times in the last 500 years, the volcano is popular with climbers and tourists. Four foreign tourists and their local tour guide were killed when Mayon last erupted, in May 2013. The Mayon volcano during an eruption back in 2006 Credit:  CHERYL RAVELO/Reuters In 1814 more than 1,200 people were killed when lava flows buried the town of Cagsawa. An explosion in August 2006 did not directly kill anyone, but four months later a typhoon unleashed an avalanche of volcanic mud from Mayon's slopes that claimed 1,000 lives.  




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 12:39 AM

Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)

Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 7:30 PM

Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut

Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shutMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte, a move media watchdogs said is an act to muzzle the free press.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 9:29 AM

A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday in Florida, forcing the evacuation of dozens of passengers

A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday in Florida, forcing the evacuation of dozens of passengersOfficials said passengers were "lucky" the burning boat was close to shore.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2018 7:33 PM

Tweeters Ridicule Donald Trump Over 'Uninspired' New Nickname For Political Rival

Tweeters Ridicule Donald Trump Over 'Uninspired' New Nickname For Political RivalFolks online think President Donald Trump sucks at the nickname game.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:35 AM

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