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|Virginia's Governor Race Is Shaping Up To Be A Close One
Virginians will head to the polls to choose a new governor in less than a month, and as three new surveys show, the race is shaping up to be a close one.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 4:04 PM
|U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacy
Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that while the State Department remained focused on quelling tensions with North Korea through diplomatic channels, that the nation and world must remain prepared for the possibility that those efforts will fail.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 7:55 AM
|ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group
The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:41 PM
|Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor
(KTLA) -- A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:16 PM
|Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump 'Did Disrespect My Son’
The grieving mother of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush two weeks ago says, “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband”
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:24 PM
|'My god, 3.5 hours': Xi gives marathon speech, China listens
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words. On the internet, government bureaus peppered social media with their favourite phrases from Xi's speech, while photos circulated of children watching Wednesday's congress in classrooms. The carefully orchestrated address was in keeping with the cult of personality that state media have crafted around the Chinese leader, who is expected to consolidate his already formidable power at the week-long conclave.
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 5:37 AM
|Woman Claims Delta Stopped Her From Singing National Anthem For Slain Soldier
A Georgia doctor claims that Delta Air Lines prevented her from singing the national anthem to honor a slain soldier whose casket was on her plane.
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 6:40 PM
|Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:35 PM
|Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf Airport
The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its second approach. Pilots are trained in such "go-around" procedures for aborted landings, but the manoeuvre was unusual and the German aviation authorities are investigating. "In aviation, safety always comes first. We are taking the incident very seriously," an Air Berlin spokesman said. The Air Berlin pilot had requested permission from the tower to make a left turn should a go-around be necessary. "We wanted to make a mark, a dignified and emotional goodbye," the Air Berlin pilot was quoted as saying by German broadcaster ZDF. His identity was not given. Another pilot for a different carrier told Reuters that a go-around should be performed only for operational or safety reasons. "Electing to do one if it is known not to be required adds an unnecessary risk," he said. Several videos of the incident can be viewed online. In one, control tower staff can be heard exclaiming as the plane flies past, with one person saying: "We are all in awe." The Air Berlin spokesman said the videos raised questions that had to be answered as part of the investigation. Air Berlin filed for insolvency on August 15 and Lufthansa has signed a deal to buy large parts of its operations. The airline will fly its final short-haul flights under the Air Berlin brand at the end of this month.
POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 7:46 PM
|Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect
A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.
POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:52 PM