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Investigators search for more possible bombs in Austin
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:35:00 +0000
The manhunt for the suspect came to an end Wednesday, but the investigation is far from over
Mark Zuckerberg: "One of the biggest mistakes" of Facebook is not digging deeper into Cambridge Analytica
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:28:16 +0000
Days after reports showed data from 50M Facebook users was mishandled, the social media company's CEO is finally speaking out
Congress releases $1.3 trillion spending bill
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:24:36 +0000
Congress only has a few days to reach a deal and avoid another government shutdown
Stormy Daniels talks with 60 Minutes
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:16:30 +0000
The adult-film star and director describes the affair she says she had with Donald Trump in her first television interview about the alleged relationship
Austin bombing suspect recorded 25-minute "confession"
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:40:32 +0000
Police release footage from deadly crash involving self-driving Uber
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:25:54 +0000
Rick Saccone concedes to Conor Lamb in PA race
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:48:48 +0000
Gun ownership by state
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:55:45 +0000
Which state has the highest proportion of gun owners? Find out here
Nor'easter moves toward New England
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:25:22 +0000
Mudslides feared as strong storm heads toward weary Southern California
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:59:03 +0000
Officer, several others shot in San Francisco, authorities say
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:01:13 +0000
More than a dozen Kushner buildings under investigation by NYC agency
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:23:04 +0000
Fired FBI deputy led criminal probe into Sessions
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:26:41 +0000
Deadly bridge collapse
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:28:08 +0000
A newly installed pedestrian bridge connecting the campus of Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater, west of Miami, collapsed onto the roadway below
Undocumented immigrant arrested in viral video released without charge
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:06:09 +0000
Trump visit to NYC cost NYPD $4.6 million
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:52:28 +0000
Kids care about their reputations as early as kindergarten
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:53:42 +0000
Trump eyes more tariffs on Chinese goods
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:59:03 +0000
Orlando shooter's last text to wife during massacre revealed
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:29:41 +0000
Notable deaths in 2018
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:14:07 +0000
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity
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Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on Trump
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:12:35 -0400
Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on TrumpFormer CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
Police Find Recorded 'Confession' On Austin Bomber's Cellphone
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:35:38 -0400
Police Find Recorded 'Confession' On Austin Bomber's CellphonePolice on Wednesday said they had located a recorded "confession" on a
DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In Schools
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:54:22 -0400
DeVos Finally Agrees Federal Dollars Shouldn't Fund LGBTQ Discrimination In SchoolsQuestioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy
What You Need To Know About Cambridge Analytica
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:34:40 -0400
What You Need To Know About Cambridge AnalyticaThe reported breach and misuse of roughly 50 million Facebook users' data is
USS Juneau discovered: The five brothers who went down together with the sunken battleship  
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:34:41 -0400
USS Juneau discovered: The five brothers who went down together with the sunken battleship  The USS Juneau is the latest Second World War wreck to be discovered by a team funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. The discovery on March 17 locates another mass grave of American servicemen, as only 10 of its almost 700-strong crew survived its sinking during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Among the hundreds who went down with the ship were five brothers, the Sullivans, who had insisted on serving together despite US military policies designed to avoid multiple losses to a single family. The story of the siblings had a profound effect on the American public and prompted the implementation of the Sole Survivor Policy, which led to the events that the film Saving Private Ryan is based on. The Sullivans have since been feted in the US as “epitomising the service and sacrifice of our nation’s greatest generation”. The brothers and the other sailors on the USS Juneau gave their lives in the bloody efforts to wrestle the Solomon Islands from Japanese Imperial control and was the first time the Allies mounted a successful assault on Japan’s Pacific empire. Prelude to the battle The Battle of Guadalcanal came as the Allies finally managed to check Imperial Japan’s all-conquering advance in the Pacific. Since the surprise attack at Pearl Harbour in December 1941, Japanese forces had swept all before them and by the following spring were threatening to attack mainland Australia. The US Navy ship sunk by the Japanese torpedoes 76 years ago was found in the South Pacific Credit: Paul Allen  In May 1942 Japan launched a two-pronged assault to capture Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Island of Tulagi, which would have put land-based Japanese bombers in range of northern Australia. However by this time the Allies had partially cracked the Japanese communication codes and a Australian-American naval force managed to stymie the invasion of Port Moresby at the Battle of the Coral sea, although the Japanese were able to maintain a foothold in the Solomon Islands. A month later the Allies inflicted a crippling blow on the hitherto undefeated Japanese navy at the Battle of Midway, cleared the way for an assault to roll back the imperial presence in the Pacific. Battle of Guadalcanal In August 1942 an Allied force lead by the US invaded the Solomon Islands of Tugali, Guadalcanal and Florida. As well as nixing the Japanese threat to Allied supply lines, the capture of the islands was intended to provide a launch pad for an assault on the main Japanese naval base in the theatre, Rabaul, on New Britain. The battle on the islands lasted for months and involved numerous naval and air engagements as well as invasions and counter invasions of the archipelago. The Japanese did not relinquish their attempts to retake Guadalcanal until February 1943. USS Juneau wreck discovery map It was in November that the USS Juneau was downed while escorting US reinforcements headed for Guadalcanal, just more than a year after it had been launched.  The Atlantic-Class light cruiser, which was named after the city of Juneau in Alaska, was attacked with its convoy by 30 Japanese aircraft while unloading at the island and managed to shoot down six enemy torpedo bombers in the exchange. The US convoy was then attacked by a larger Japanese naval force and the the Juneau was hit by a torpedo in the side, causing the vessel to list. It then forced to withdraw with two other damaged cruisers, the Helena and the San Francisco. As they made their way from the battle a Japanese destroyer launched two torpedoes intended for the San Francisco, but they missed and one hit the Juneau in the hole where the previous torpedo had struck. The impact caused a huge explosion which split the Juneau in two and sank it in under a minute. Most of the vessel’s more than 680 crew were killed in the explosion, but around 100 survived. However fearing further attack and wrongly assuming there were no survivors, the Helena and San Francisco fled. One of the Sullivan brothers was rumoured to be among the survivors left in the water for eight days before another ship came to rescue them. Neither were among the 10 survivors eventually pulled from the water. The 'Fighting Sullivan Brothers' The five Sullivan brothers enlisted together at a US Navy recruiting station in Iowa on 3 January 1942 but tragically none would ever return from the war. Upon signing up, the close-knit brothers insisted on serving together on the same ship and were assigned to USS Juneau throughout its deployment in the South Pacific. The wreckage from the USS Juneau was found off the coast of the Solomon Islands Credit: Paul Allen US Navy policy, although never strongly enforced, was to separate family members following the death of three brothers on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor in 1941, although the Sullivans persisted and their request was approved. Ten months after signing up, four of the brothers were killed in the initial explosion after Juneau was struck on the port side by a torpedo launched by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze. The eldest of the brothers, 27-year-old George Thomas, who was wounded the night before Juneau was sunk, made it onto a raft. He is believed to have survived for five days in the water but would eventually succumb to either his wounds and exhaustion or a shark attack. Legacy The Sullivans - George Thomas, Francis "Frank" Henry, Joseph "Joe" Eugene, Madison "Matt" Abel and  Albert "Al" Leo - were revered and honoured as war heroes, all posthumously receiving Purple Heart Medals. While their deaths became a rallying cry for the Allies, it also brought into focus US Navy policy regarding family members serving together at sea. While involuntary separation was considered, no such law has ever been enacted. Wreckage from the USS Juneau Credit: Paul Allen The deaths of the Sullivans and the Borgstrom brothers, four siblings killed during six months fighting in the Second World War, lead to the implementation of the Sole Survivor Policy which protects families who have already lost family members in combat. Steven Spielberg’s Second World War epic Saving Private Ryan, in which a band of US soldiers is sent to bring back the sole surviving brother of four, James Ryan, from the battle in Normandy, also references the Sullivan brothers in one scene. Mr Spielberg later thanked the Sullivan family in his 1999 Oscars acceptance speech. Two US Navy destroyers - the DD-537 and DDG-68 - were also named The Sullivans in honour of the brothers, with motto is "We stick together". Vice Adm. Rich Brown, fifth commanding officer of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), said he was “excited” about the discovery of Juneau. “The story of the USS Juneau crew and Sullivan brothers epitomise the service and sacrifice of our nation’s greatest generation,” he said. “I had the opportunity to visit The Sullivans earlier this month and I can tell you the fighting spirit of the Sullivan brothers lives on through the fantastic crew that mans the ship today. The crew embodies the ship’s motto, ‘We Stick Together’ each day. “My time on The Sullivans and the relationship I formed with the ship’s sponsor, Kelly, the granddaughter of Albert, are some of my most cherished memories.” President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII were among those who sent a letter of condolence to their parents and a museum built in their honour was opened in their hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, in 2008. Paul Allen’s mission to find WW2 wrecks Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has funded several high-profile shipwreck exploration projects, including the discovery of the Second World War aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington, earlier this month. WWII ship USS Juneau located by #RVPetrel on St. Patrick’s Day—unexpected coincidence since she is best known for the Sullivans, all 5 brothers were lost, along with the other 682 sailors. Only 10 survived the sinking by Japanese torpedoes.— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) March 19, 2018 The 65-year-old, one of the world’s richest men, called locating USS Juneau on St. Patrick’s Day an “unexpected coincidence” given the family’s Irish heritage. Allen, whose father served in the US Army, has been “fascinated” with Second World War history since his youth and has helped uncover various vessels sunk during the global conflict. His team located the enormous Japanese warship Musashi in 2015 and  helped retrieve the ship’s bell from the British battlecruiser HMS Hood in 2015. Underwater wrecks discovered by Paul Allen The USS Lexington, or “Lady Lex”, was discovered in deep waters 500 miles off Australia’s north-east coast on 4 March. “As Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence and sacrifice,” said Mr Allen.
In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, anger over Syria war finds a stage
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:15:29 -0400
In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, anger over Syria war finds a stageBy Daren Butler DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Turkish Kurds turned an annual cultural festival into a rare mass political protest on Wednesday against the government's two-month-old military campaign against a Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria. At a rally to mark the spring festival of Newroz in the southern city of Diyarbakir, demonstrators said Ankara risked provoking violence at home if it pressed on with its Syria offensive. The event was the first major public demonstration against the campaign in Syria, in which the Turkish army has battled a Kurdish militia, the YPG, which Turkey says is an extension of the banned PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party.
Vigil for Florida bridge-collapse victims draws tears, gasps
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:40:52 -0400
Vigil for Florida bridge-collapse victims draws tears, gaspsMIAMI (AP) — Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus.
LinkedIn reveals top 50 places to work in the US for 2018
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:06:22 -0400
LinkedIn reveals top 50 places to work in the US for 2018The standard for qualifying what makes a ‘good’ or ‘satisfying’ job has become
'Incendiary Device' In Austin Injures Worker. Police Not Linking It To Package Bombs.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:34:06 -0400
'Incendiary Device' In Austin Injures Worker. Police Not Linking It To Package Bombs.AUSTIN, Texas ― Austin police on Tuesday evening responded in full force to an
Good Samaritans help flip a man's car following crash
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:09:16 -0400
Good Samaritans help flip a man's car following crashA group of good Samaritans in Chester County, Pa., came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after a crash.
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How the Austin bombing suspect was caught
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:39:00 GMT
Investigators used a combination of high-tech and old-fashioned investigative techniques to find Conditt, 23, who set off his final bomb as police closed in on him.
Fourth nor'easter in three weeks slams Atlantic Coast
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:56:22 GMT
On the first day of spring, a nor'easter, the fourth in three weeks, dumped snow from North Carolina to New England.
Fired FBI official authorized perjury investigation into Sessions
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:07:00 GMT
The investigation ended without criminal charges, the attorney general's lawyer said.
Living off the land in supply-starved Puerto Rico
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:53:32 GMT
Immediately after Hurricane Maria, food supplies on the island were dwindling but this family of sustainable farmers had their crops.
Why rhino's demise may not mean extinction
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:23:00 GMT
Assisted reproduction may save endangered animals or even resurrect extinct ones.
Austin bomb suspect left behind 25-minute recording
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:08:00 GMT
The suspect in a spate of bombings across Austin, Texas, killed himself after a confrontation with police early Wednesday.
Facebook CEO 'open' to congressional testimony, regulation
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:17:43 GMT
Six days after news of Cambridge Analytica's data harvesting broke, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is breaking his silence.
Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines are up for sale
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:42:00 GMT
U.S. publisher Meredith is also going to eliminate 1,200 jobs
Congress unveils massive spending bill as deadline looms
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:55:58 GMT
Congressional negotiators have released a massive spending bill as a Friday night funding deadline looms.
Sacramento police release video of fatal shooting of unarmed man
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:02:00 GMT
Relatives and community activists question whether officers needed to fire 20 shots at Stephon Clark, who was reportedly in his own grandfather's backyard.
Work stress can be contagious: Here's how to fight back
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:37:13 GMT
Co-workers stressing you out? Try these tactics to stay calm and cool on the job.
Lawyer says ex-Playboy model had sexual relationship with Trump
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:45:00 GMT
"It was a romantic relationship, they were together very often," her attorney told "TODAY."
Trump has gone all in with the Saudis. People will die because of it.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:59:00 GMT
The president and the crown prince might not want to reckon with reality, but U.S. lawmakers must.
John Oliver book about Mike Pence's gay bunny is a bestseller
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:34:00 GMT
"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," HBO host John Oliver's spoof of a new picture book by the vice president's family, jumped to No. 1 on
Cambridge Analytica and the shortcomings of 'psychographic' data
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:45:00 GMT
Cambridge Analytica's use of "psychographic" voter information was neither novel nor measurably effective, experts in the field tell NBC News.
How pro-abstinence officials killed federal teen pregnancy program
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:50:17 GMT
Political appointees ended the HHS program over objections of career experts
'Avengers' answers the question: How many heroes does it take to ruin a movie?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:47:00 GMT
When you've got so many people to position, you don't have a lot of room to tell a story.
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