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Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

20 Aug 2019 at 12:05am

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward GreeceAn Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, set course for Kalamata, Greece, with an estimated arrival on Aug. 25, according to ship tracking service MarineTraffic. The vessel left Gibraltar late Sunday after having been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria.




A man walked into a sheriff's office and said he killed his daughter that day...

20 Aug 2019 at 7:07pm

A man walked into a sheriff's office and said he killed his daughter that day, police sayA North Carolina father told a dispatcher that he was there to turn himself in for murder. The victim was his 15-year-old daughter.




Epstein's jail guards warned his cellmate 'there will be a price to pay' if h...

21 Aug 2019 at 10:04am

Epstein's jail guards warned his cellmate 'there will be a price to pay' if he talks about Epstein's suicide, lawyer claimsBruce Barket, who represents murder suspect Nicholas Tartaglione, said Metropolitan Correctional Center told him to "shut up" about the suicide.




Anderson Cooper: ?If You Can?t Be Tough With the NRA, Go After the Danish Pri...

21 Aug 2019 at 3:29am

Anderson Cooper: ?If You Can?t Be Tough With the NRA, Go After the Danish Prime Minister?Following President Trump?s sudden Tuesday night announcement that he was canceling his Denmark trip because the Danish won?t entertain the idea of selling Greenland to him, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper observed that the president couldn?t seem to muster the same tough talk in his dealings with the National Rifle Association. After it was reported earlier this week that Trump had repeatedly asked his advisers about the idea of purchasing Greenland from Denmark, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the notion ?absurd,? leading to Trump?s Twitter blow-off of his upcoming visit.Asking CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta about the latest developments on Trump?s canceled trip, Cooper pointed out that this all came across as a comedy bit on late-night TV.?You would think it?s made up?? Cooper wondered aloud. ?You would think this whole thing ? this is something on [Stephen] Colbert, but it?s real.?Acosta, meanwhile, said that one of his sources suggested that Greenland was ?one of the president?s bright shiny objects? that he threw out on Twitter Tuesday night to distract from a tough news day for the White House.?You know what, if you can?t be tough with the NRA, go after the Danish prime minister,? Cooper snarked.Cooper was referencing reports that Trump had spoken with NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre on Tuesday and assured him that universal background checks were off the table when it came to any potential legislation following the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings.?Greenland was never on the table, anyway,? the CNN anchor concluded, getting one last dig in at the president.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.




U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

20 Aug 2019 at 2:23pm

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo




CNN Pundit?s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering ...

20 Aug 2019 at 4:59pm

CNN Pundit?s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her SpeechCNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming.A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera. After the local journalist reclaimed his camera, Morris grabbed his arm, placed it behind his back, and shoved him out of the hotel.Morris has been charged with harassment, assault, and theft in connection with the incident.Kravotil says he was invited to the event and was allowed to film for roughly two hours before Ryan took the stage to deliver a speech, at which point Morris stole his camera but allowed other people in the room to continue filming. He called on Ryan to apologize for the incident in a Monday tweet.?She?s been silent about the unacceptable and illegal behavior of her bodyguard, Joel Morris, and we are still waiting for her comment on this unfortunate incident,? Kravotil said in a video posted to Twitter. ?Maybe now that there are criminal charges, we might hear something from her. I hope, sincerely, that she does comment and I hope she does condemn this. This is unacceptable. . . . In our country, we have freedom of the press.?Ryan is a vociferous critic of President Trump and routinely disparages him for his rhetorical attacks on the press, even authoring a book on the subject last year entitled Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.




Kashmir families demand answers for 'unaccounted for' deaths

21 Aug 2019 at 7:13am

Kashmir families demand answers for 'unaccounted for' deathsRafiq Shagu's wife died shortly after Friday prayers in India's Muslim-majority Kashmir when tear gas smashed through a window in their home and filled the room. Now, with Indian authorities denying their troops have caused any civilian deaths while enforcing a lockdown of more than two weeks in the Himalayan region, he is facing what may be a futile quest to hold those responsible to account. In an interview with AFP, Shagu recalled the horrific events of the August 9 afternoon when he said his wife, Fehmeeda, was teaching her two children at their home in Srinagar, the largest city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.




School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen?s hair in Texas are be...

19 Aug 2019 at 2:45pm

School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen?s hair in Texas are being suedA federal civil rights lawsuit was filed on Sunday against a Texas school district and three officials after they took disciplinary action for a student?s haircut, court documents say.




China could ?render US military bases useless? within hours of conflict in As...

20 Aug 2019 at 10:41am

China could ?render US military bases useless? within hours of conflict in Asia, report saysChina?s military could use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned.The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is ?in the throes of an unprecedented crisis?, according to a report from the United States Studies Center, at the University of Sydney in Australia.




Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

19 Aug 2019 at 10:29pm

Authorities praised for handling of protests in PortlandAfter previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier ? the city's Willamette River ? to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. As the city returned to normal, Mayor Ted Wheeler called Saturday's dueling demonstrations a win for residents. Oregon's top federal prosecutor called the handling of the event a "definitive counterpoint" for those who on both sides who have criticized police after past protests for favoring one side or the other.




Florida 'stand your ground' trial begins for deadly dispute over handicapped ...

20 Aug 2019 at 1:44am

Florida 'stand your ground' trial begins for deadly dispute over handicapped parking spotThe manslaughter trial for Michael Drejka, the man involved in a deadly dispute over a handicapped parking spot in Florida, was set to begin Monday.




Bernie Sanders wants to completely ban cops using facial recognition tech fro...

20 Aug 2019 at 11:08am

Bernie Sanders wants to completely ban cops using facial recognition tech from firms like AmazonAs part of a sweeping set of promises on criminal justice reform, Bernie Sanders says he will ban the use of facial recognition by police.




Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He?s a Trump supporter

19 Aug 2019 at 6:03pm

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He?s a Trump supporterFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.




Iran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayed

21 Aug 2019 at 9:57am

Iran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayedIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran "will do its best" to see if the death sentence on Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali can be delayed. Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute in the Swedish capital, was arrested in Iran in April 2016 and later convicted of espionage, having been accused of providing information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists.




Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest ...

20 Aug 2019 at 3:11pm

Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's WorthA hero and an icon




Joe Biden gets defensive about crowd size in Iowa

20 Aug 2019 at 10:46pm

Joe Biden gets defensive about crowd size in IowaDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rejects comparisons to rivals' campaign events, claims he is drawing crowds 'bigger than anybody' in Iowa.




See Photos of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S

19 Aug 2019 at 5:56pm

See Photos of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S




US State Dept approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

21 Aug 2019 at 3:25am

US State Dept approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to TaiwanThe US State Department on Tuesday approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing. Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block 70, in the $8 billion deal, the State Department said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that President Donald Trump had green-lighted the proposed sale after Congress was notified last week.




4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters

19 Aug 2019 at 6:04pm

4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state huntersThe last four members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle in a rural Washington state area bordering Canada have been killed by state hunters, prompting protests from environmental groups. The four wolves were part of a pack that originally had seven members and attacked cows, killing or wounding them 29 times since 2018 and nine times over the last month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement last Friday. Agency director Kelly Susewind authorized the killings of the remaining pack members on July 31.




Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen

20 Aug 2019 at 8:53pm

Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of TeenRapides Parish Sheriff's OfficeAfter nearly four decades, Louisiana police have charged two men they believe brutally raped and murdered an 18-year-old girl before disposing of her body in the woods.Leo Laird, 64, and Gary Haymon, 54, were both charged on Monday in the death of 18-year-old Donna Gayle Brazzell, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff?s Office. The young woman?s skeletal remains were found near Nichols Cemetery Road in 1980, but authorities were unable to identify them until last month.The Daring DNA Hunt That Cracked France?s Gruesome Cold Case?These cases never, ever leave a policeman?s mind,? Officer William Earl Hilton, who was first assigned the case, told KBLA. ?They prey on you all the time. Especially cases like this that you never solve.?Authorities declined to elaborate on what evidence led to Laird and Haymon?s arrest, but said ?sufficient probable cause was established.? Both men have been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree rape, and aggravated kidnapping.The mystery began on November 5, 1980, when the sheriff?s office responded to a call about ?skeletal remains found in a wooded area? near Nichols Cemetery Road. Working alongside Louisiana State University?s Repository for Missing and Unidentified Persons, investigators were able to determine that the remains, which were likely in the woods for at least two months, belonged to a female victim between the ages of 16 and 21.  The lab also created a DNA profile and a facial sketch of the victim but were still unable to make a positive identification. In 2014, the sheriff?s office ?received information in reference to the case? that led them to name Laird and Haymon as suspects. It remains unclear what new evidence pointed to the two men.Vatican to Open Tombs in Hunt for Teen Missing for 30 YearsThe sketch of the victim proved key to cracking the case five years later, when a woman contacted authorities claiming the picture resembled her long lost granddaughter. After a DNA comparison last month, authorities confirmed the remains belonged to the woman?s relative, Donna Gayle Brazzell.Laird, who would have been in his 20s at the time of the alleged murder, was arrested on August 14 and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He is currently being held on a $1 million bold. Haymon is already serving a 49-year prison sentence for second-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, and public bribery, authorities said. While he was originally set for release in 2047, authorities said arrangements ?are in place to have Haymon booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to his new charges.?Quadriplegic Charged in Cold-Case Murder of Bay Area MomRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.




A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic...

20 Aug 2019 at 10:32pm

A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked himA Florida man was attacked by a kinkajou, a raccoon-like carnivore native to the rain forests of Central and South America.




Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for All

20 Aug 2019 at 2:35pm

Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for AllSenator Bernie Sanders hit back at Senator Kamala Harris Monday evening after Harris said at a fundraiser in the Hamptons that she has "not been comfortable" with the Medicare for All plan she cosponsored with Sanders.> I don't go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for the last 30 years: We must pass a Medicare for All system to guarantee affordable health care for all, not just for those who can afford it.> > -- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 19, 2019Harris courted wealthy donors in the Hamptons and at Martha?s Vineyard over the weekend, assuring them that, ?I believe in capitalism, but capitalism is not working for most people.?"I think almost every member of the United States Senate who's running for president, and many others, have signed on to a variety of plans in the Senate. And I have done the same," the California Democrat said. "I support Medicare for All. But as you may have noticed, over the course of the many months, I've not been comfortable with Bernie's plan, the Medicare-for-All plan."Harris floundered slightly earlier in her campaign on the question of whether private insurance plans would still be available under her health-care proposal. She originally said private health insurance would be eliminated but has since backtracked, saying that while she is ?committed to reining in the private insurance companies,? phasing out private insurance ?has to happen over a period of time.?Sanders is currently polling ahead of Harris but behind the front-runner, former vice president Joe Biden, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is in second place.




Take the deal, President Trump. Eighteen years is enough. It's time to leave ...

21 Aug 2019 at 7:15am

Take the deal, President Trump. Eighteen years is enough. It's time to leave Afghanistan.Al-Qaida was debilitated long ago, and building an Afghan democracy is fool?s gold. No more U.S. troops should give their lives. Bring them all home.




Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rap...

20 Aug 2019 at 2:50pm

Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rape and incestKing was arguing in favor of an abortion ban with no exceptions for pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest when he made the comment at an Iowa event last week.




Serial killer who murdered SC teen featured on new season of Netflix?s ?Mindh...

19 Aug 2019 at 3:09pm

Serial killer who murdered SC teen featured on new season of Netflix?s ?Mindhunter?He has a long rap sheet of crimes throughout the South, and a controversial connection to a South Carolina murder.