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SpaceX Aborts Approach To Space Station, Delivery Delayed

SpaceX Aborts Approach To Space Station, Delivery Delayed
A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX's supply ship, the Dragon, was less than a mile from the orbiting outpost when a problem cropped up in the GPS system. The approach was aborted, and the Dragon backed away. NASA said neither the station nor its six-person crew was in any danger. "As a pilot it is sometimes better to accelerate and circle around ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Man Who Smashed Trump Star To Pay Damages, Serve Probation

Man Who Smashed Trump Star To Pay Damages, Serve Probation
A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says Otis agreed to pay $4,400 for the damage and attorney's fees and perform 20 days of community labor. Otis used a sledgehammer and pickax to deface the star about a week before Trump was elected president. Otis said ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Wal-Mart Keeps Working To Make Inroads Against Amazon

Wal-Mart Keeps Working To Make Inroads Against Amazon
The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29 percent in the fourth quarter, which covers the critical holiday shopping season. That's an indication that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against Amazon, which has built fierce loyalty with its Prime two-day shipping program. Like other ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Evidence Of Anti-Semitism, But Data Mostly Elusive

Evidence Of Anti-Semitism, But Data Mostly Elusive
Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection - a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren - and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice. Here's a look at recent incidents targeting Jewish sites and anti-Semitism in the U.S.: ARE HATE CRIMES TARGETING JEWS ...
(5 opinions  |   February 22 )

More Than 200 Inauguration Day Rioters Indicted For Rioting

More Than 200 Inauguration Day Rioters Indicted For Rioting
The following is via: Breaking911.com A federal grand jury indicted 214 people on felony rioting charges in connection to the riots that broke out in downtown Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day. Police arrested 230 people after the rioters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hurled rocks at police and set fire to a limousine. Six police officers were injured during the riots as they exchanged flash-bangs with protesters throwing firecrackers and debris at them. Those who have been ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Police: Suspects In N. Korean Death Coated Their Hands With Poison

Police: Suspects In N. Korean Death Coated Their Hands With Poison
The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. But the North Korean Embassy ridiculed the police account of Kim Jong Nam's death at a Malaysian airport, demanding the immediate release of the two "innocent women." If the toxins had been on their hands ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

GOP Members of Congress Face Trump Foes At Town Halls

GOP Members of Congress Face Trump Foes At Town Halls
Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia. Protesters and supporters crowded a restaurant conference room in Blackstone where Brat fielded questions for about hour Tuesday. He was loudly heckled and booed when he defended President Donald Trump and his policies on health care and immigration, with the occasional ...
(2 opinions  |   February 22 )

Trump Administration ROlls Out New Approach To Illegal Immigration

Trump Administration ROlls Out New Approach To Illegal Immigration
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House. Now a pair of enforcement memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly lay bare exactly what the Trump administration plans to do and how many of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally will be targeted for deportation. The short ...
(1 opinions  |   February 22 )

Downstream Communities Brace For Flooding As Dams Overflow

Downstream Communities Brace For Flooding As Dams Overflow
Communities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks. Northern California is forecast to get a brief break from persistent downpours Wednesday but the surge of water released from Don Pedro Dam into the Tuolumne River in the foothills east of Modesto is expected to reach overtopped levees later in the day. Katie Whitley, who ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 22 )

Iraqi Suicide Bomber Was Released From Gitmo In 2004

Iraqi Suicide Bomber Was Released From Gitmo In 2004
A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists. The Islamic State group identified the bomber as Abu Zakariya al-Britani, and two British security officials also confirmed the man was a 50-year-old Briton formerly known as Ronald Fiddler and as Jamal al-Harith. He was one of 16 ...
(1 opinions  |   February 22 )

Missouri Man Charged In Terror Plot To Attack Buses, Trains In Kansas City On Presidents Day

Missouri Man Charged In Terror Plot To Attack Buses, Trains In Kansas City On Presidents Day
A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, a Missouri-born U.S. citizen from Columbia, was charged in federal court in Kansas City with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He was arrested Friday when he arrived at ...
(3 opinions  |   February 21 )