White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:16:39 -0400
The White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.
Boston man found guilty of murder in 'Baby Doe' case
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:50:23 -0400
Michael McCarthy, 37, escaped conviction on the more serious charge of first-degree murder for allegedly punching 2-1/2-year-old Bella Bond to death in the apartment he shared with his former girlfriend, Rachelle Bond, and dumping her plastic-wrapped body in Massachusetts Bay. Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro had tried to undercut Bond's testimony during the trial, which included describing seeing McCarthy punch the child so hard that her body bounced off a bed. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley told reporters after the verdict was read that Bond's testimony was truthful.
Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:45:52 -0400
The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.
Katherine The Great White Shark Has Been Spotted Again
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:58:02 -0400
Scientists saw the great white shark making its way off the coast of Virginia. The species isn’t out to attack humans on purpose — but may take a bite just to see how they rate as food.
Pilot begs passengers to pray as malfunction causes jet to shake violently
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:54:07 -0400
During the normal course of a commercial plane trip, you might never actually hear the pilot's voice at all. If you do, it's typically to thank you for flying or a quick update on the estimated arrival time, but on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Malaysia, passengers were treated to something quite different. After an engine malfunction caused the entire plane to begin to shake violently while in the air, the pilot took to the intercom to urge the 359 souls on board to pray for their lives and safe landing of the aircraft.
The flight, which was headed for Kuala Lumpur, took to the skies at around 6:40 local time and flew for over an hour without issue. It was then that the passengers reported hearing a loud bang, followed by an uncontrollable shaking of the entire plane. The airline has classified it as simply a "technical issue," but in the multiple videos passengers posted to social media it's clear that the situation was extremely frightening.
"I thought I might die," one passenger posted to Instagram, along with a video of the incident.
The plane, an Airbus A330, managed to make an about-face and return to the Perth airport without further incident. The airline and safety regulators are currently investigating the malfunction, and the pilot was applauded for his efforts.
Obama and family go river rafting during Indonesia vacation
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:12:23 -0400
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip Monday as they vacationed in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child.
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:05:25 -0400
A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 passengers to be evacuated from the plane bound for Guangzhou in southern China. The 80-year-old threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac.
Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:00 -0400
An sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.
All the President's Lies
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:39:59 -0400
The New York Times Sunday published an extraordinary definitive list of the more than 100 lies Donald Trump has told as president. Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Stuart Thompson, who worked on the piece.
SitRep: CIA’s Secret Syria Contacts; Tillerson Bashed by Anonymous WH Officials; State Shuttering Afghan Office
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:13:32 -0400
Pentagon Push in Africa; Israel and Syria Spar; U.S. Arming Jets in South Korea