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  • The United States Has Stockpiled a Grotesque Surplus of American Cheese

    05/03/2016 7:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Slate ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jordan Weissmann
    The words “cheese surplus” should be inherently joyful—sort of like “birthday cake” or “birth of your first child.” And yet I am having trouble mustering much glee over the news that U.S. cheese inventories have reached a 30-year high of 1.2 billion pounds, because for the past year it seems we've mostly stockpiling a whole bunch of American.
  • The 2013 draft is looking more and more like a giant bust

    05/03/2016 6:25:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 2, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    Here's some real talk for you, post-draft: Not all the first-round picks made last week are going to be NFL stars. Related Stories Tracking the 5th-year options for 2013's top picks SB Nation NFL-National Football League roundup Reuters Revisiting the 2013 NFL Draft shows us no pick is ever safe SB Nation NFL Draft 2016: Pick-by-pick results SB Nation Panthers pick up DT Star Lotulelei's 5th-year option SB Nation All new, affordable single-family homes in Dayton CalAtlantic Homes Sponsored î‚€ We're reminded of this now every year around this time when NFL teams must make decisions on the first-round picks...
  • Megyn Kelly looks stunning on the Met Gala red carpet in Badgley Mischka [tr]

    05/03/2016 5:32:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Megyn Kelly radiated confidence as she walked the Met Gala red carpet in a Badgley Mischka gown Monday night. The Fox News anchor arrived hand in hand with her husband of eight years, novelist Douglas Brunt, to the event attended by the likes of Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner and Rita Ora at New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Her dress looked perennially elegant at the front and seemed like a simple black gown with a conservative neckline and a mermaid bottom.
  • Cruise passengers welcomed by hundreds of Cubans

    05/02/2016 11:18:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Miami Sun Sentinel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mike Clary
    A boisterous welcome greeted the first American visitors to walk out the Sierra Maestra cruise terminal. Several hundred Cubans gathered in Plaza de San Francisco to witness the historic arrival. "I am here just to see it," said Mayalin Suarez Rubio, 41, a Cuban whose daughter lives in Hialeah. "We say welcome."
  • Rafael Cruz: “I Implore Every Member of the Body of Christ to Vote According to the Word of God”

    05/02/2016 9:25:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Gateway Punduit ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, asked members of the Body of Christ to vote Cruz: “I implore every member of the Body of Christ to vote according to the word of God. And vote for the candidate that stands for the word of God and the Constitution of the United States of America… The alternative could be the destruction of America.”
  • Drudge Headline: BECK: FAST AND PRAY FOR 24HRS

    05/02/2016 7:25:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 2, 2016 | Drudge
    BECK: FAST AND PRAY FOR 24HRS
  • The MAC-10 Was an Over-Hyped Hunk of Junk

    05/02/2016 6:10:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 2, 2016 | Darien Cavanaugh
    For roughly a 20-year period from the mid-1970s to the mid-'90s the MAC-10 submachine gun was everywhere. At least that’s what you might think if your only exposure to the weapon is action films and T.V. shows from the era. The compact MAC-10 first registered in America’s collective imagination when John Wayne wielded one with lethal prowess in the 1974 police thriller McQ.
  • Race relations committee to address racism and diversity in video podcasts [Mizzou]

    05/02/2016 5:44:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Maneater ^ | April 25, 2016 | Alyssa Bessasparis
    The Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations will soon release a series of video podcasts addressing what they have learned about diversity and racism. Since last May, the committee of 12 faculty members, staff and students has met weekly for two hours to identify, discuss and develop solutions to racial issues on campus. Graduate student Jonathan Butler, who went on a hunger strike last fall demanding then-UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation, and interim President Mike Middleton are both committee members. Last fall, the committee released a series of videos laying out their goals and discussing their progress.
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from Red Sox-Yankees ’30 for 30′

    05/02/2016 5:33:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • Game of Thrones’ Worst-Kept Secret Is Out: Jon Snow’s Fate Finally Revealed

    05/02/2016 5:23:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 2, 2016 | Melissa Leon
    The second episode of Thrones’ sixth season gave us the reveal we all saw coming. [Warning: Spoilers!] What version of the Lord Commander this is, however, remains to be seen.
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    04/30/2016 5:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Warren
    A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering spending more than $50 million on its own football arena.
  • "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"

    04/30/2016 4:59:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | Staff
    "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.
  • Atlantic City, America’s Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

    04/29/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | Timothy W. Martin and Heather Gillers
    Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression. The Jersey Shore gambling destination has endured years of strain as a third of its casinos shut down. But now its cash levels are low enough that bankruptcy is a possibility for the 39,000-population city, according to Mayor Don Guardian.
  • On the Fritz: Rethinking Frederick the Great

    04/29/2016 9:22:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Interest ^ | April 28, 2016 | William Anthony Hay
    Tim Blanning, Frederick the Great: King of Prussia (New York: Random House, 2016), 688 pp., $35.00. NAPOLEON SWIFTLY conquered Prussia in October 1806, inflicting crushing defeats at Jena and Auerstedt that humbled a realm long known for its military tradition. A bulletin announcing news of the two battles described them as expunging the fifty-year stain left by Frederick the Great’s victory over a French army at Rossbach in 1757. When he visited Frederick the Great’s tomb with a group of his generals, Napoleon purportedly instructed them, “hats off gentlemen, if he were alive we wouldn’t be here today.”
  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight. "There's a possibility that he won't get 50% on the first ballot," Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. "And if he doesn't do that, there are a whole lot of people who don't believe he's the proper guy."
  • Cruz to trounce Trump in Virginia delegate election

    04/29/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz got crushed in Virginia on primary day, but even Donald Trump’s forces believe he’s about to stuff the state’s national convention delegation full of supporters anyway. Virginia GOP insiders with knowledge of the state’s delegate selection process expect Cruz backers to overrun this Saturday’s state convention and use their numbers to guarantee that the 13 statewide delegates to the national convention lean Cruz.
  • U.S. Rocket Artillery Will Blast Islamic State From Turkey

    04/29/2016 6:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 29, 2016 | Joseph Trevithick
    The United States will soon surround the Islamic State on three sides with rocket artillery batteries. The plans follow months of aerial bombardment, but the ground-launched rockets represent an expanding and less-publicized element to the war. On April 26, the Pentagon announced it will send U.S. Army troops and the rocket launchers to southern Turkey. The ground combat branch already has similar units in Iraq and Jordan — and the use of the launchers are by no means exclusive to these three countries.
  • Jeb Bush to Trump: The President Shouldn’t Be ‘Unpredictable’

    04/28/2016 1:43:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN’s “Wolf,” while discussing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s statement that “We have to be unpredictable” to our enemies during his foreign policy speech yesterday, former governor of Florida Jeb Bush said, “The idea that a president should be unpredictable is not really the way history has been written.”
  • [NCAA] Board of Governors approves anti-discrimination process for championships bids [ed]

    04/28/2016 11:02:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NCAA ^ | April 27, 2016 | Brian Hendrickson
    The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday took steps to protect participants and spectators from discrimination at NCAA events. At its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the board adopted a new requirement for sites hosting or bidding on NCAA events in all divisions — from the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours to educational events such as leadership development conferences — to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event.
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • Chaotic footage shows the reality of ISIS fighters as hapless militants bicker [tr]

    04/28/2016 6:16:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    ISIS likes to portray itself as a well-oiled fighting force that makes sweeping territorial gains with ruthless efficiency. But behind its propaganda machine, the reality is anything but – as this battlefield video shows. Taken from the headcam of an ISIS fighter, it captures the chaos among a group of hapless militants as they fumble around trying to fire weapons at Kurdish forces in Iraq.
  • Radisson Hotel Chain Is Latest U.S. Giant to Be Snapped Up By Chinese

    04/28/2016 5:55:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2016 | Staff
    A unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has agreed to buy Carlson Hotels, which owns brands including Radisson and Country Inns and Suites, the latest in a flurry of overseas investments by Chinese companies. HNA Tourism Group will acquire all of Carlson Hotels Inc., the companies said in a joint statement released late Wednesday that did not disclose the purchase price.
  • Venezuela Doesn't Have Enough Money to Pay for Its Money [Bloomberg Link Only]

    04/27/2016 10:12:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | April 27, 2016 | Andrew Rosati
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  • North Korea’s New Nuclear Sub Is Wickedly Unsafe

    04/27/2016 7:19:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Axe
    North Korea’s new sea-launched, nuclear-capable ballistic missile and the submarine that fires it are both technologically backward, unreliable, and wickedly unsafe for the unfortunate souls tasked with operating them. In short, Pyongyang's new undersea nuke—which the hermit regime test-launched off the country's eastern coast on April 23—is a dud by any normal standard.
  • Family Massacre Reveals Ohio’s Massive, Illicit Marijuana Business

    04/27/2016 7:15:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | Abby Haglage
    The only thing more shocking than murder of an entire family in rural Ohio might be to learn how big the area they grew marijuana in is to the international drug trade. Eight members of the Rhoden family, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were shot to death in four homes early Friday morning and three of those homes had considerable marijuana operations.
  • Trump: Americans will thank me when Lena Dunham flees to Canada

    04/26/2016 10:57:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | April 26, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Not only would Donald Trump not mind if certain celebrities were to flee the United States if he is elected president, the Republican front-runner said Tuesday that their opposition to his candidacy only increases his will to win. During a telephone interview with "Fox & Friends," Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected. Trump's response: "Well, she's a B-actor. You know, she has no — you know, no mojo."
  • The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

    04/26/2016 8:41:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 25, 2016 | David A. Graham
    For most Americans, today is the second day of work this week. But state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are just kicking off the work week: They had Monday off for Confederate Memorial Day. Last July, it seemed like the momentum against the Confederacy had turned definitively, the biggest reversal since July of 1863. After the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag from the capitol grounds. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered it removed in Montgomery, the former capital of the Confederacy, too. Cities and states began tearing down or quietly removing...
  • Jury finds 96 soccer fans were 'unlawfully killed' in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster

    04/26/2016 7:56:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | April 26, 2016 | Staff
    The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were "unlawfully killed" because of errors by the police, a jury concluded Tuesday. Relatives of the victims of the 1989 disaster, some wearing Liverpool scarves, were in tears outside a specially-built courtroom after new inquests into Britain's worst sporting disaster.
  • Judges Call For Law Banning ‘Fattism’ Alongside Racism And Homophobia

    04/26/2016 7:14:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    A leading employment judge has demanded new laws to help the overweight fight “fattism” by allowing them to sue colleagues who offend them. Philip Rostant, the training director for the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales, claimed in an academic paper that fat people are paid on average less and are more likely to be fired.
  • Migrants Leave Blood, Faeces, Semen Smeared on Asylum Home Walls

    04/26/2016 7:08:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Asylum seekers have left an asylum home and have smeared blood, vomit and faeces all over the walls according to police. In preparation for the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, riot police in the German town of Hameln needed somewhere for the officers to stay overnight. The police were offered a barracks that previously held migrants but were shocked to discover that the past residents had smeared faeces, vomit and blood all over the walls of the former asylum home reports Junge Freiheit.
  • Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

    04/26/2016 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Shanika Gunaratna
    Baby boomers' long reign over the kingdom of American demographics has finally come to an end: Millennials have officially surpassed them as the largest living generation in the U.S. That's according to new population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Pew Research Center.
  • Brazil’s Giant Problem

    04/26/2016 6:11:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2016 | John Lyons and David Luhnow
    When construction began in 1956 on Brazil’s new capital, everything about it pointed to the country’s ambitions as a rising global power. Its architect Oscar Niemeyer designed curving, futuristic government palaces, embodying hopes for a utopian modernity. Brasília rose in just 41 months, laid out in the shape of an airplane, a seeming reflection of the nation’s impatience to soar. But the sparkling new capital was a monument to Brazil’s past. For all its modernist appeal, it was one more expression of the country’s long and troubled attachment to the concept of a giant paternalistic state, responsible for managing the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens

    04/26/2016 6:00:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the world’s richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes.
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • ISIS executes 21 of its own commanders in just three weeks as its feared security body [tr]

    04/25/2016 6:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 25, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS is executing its own 'failing' commanders as the extremists continue to lose ground in Syria, it has been claimed. The terror group has reportedly killed 21 military chiefs since the start of April in their Syrian stronghold, Raqqa. Its feared security body has also arrested a number of other commanders and transported them to Iraq.
  • Inside Apple's top secret iPhone factory: Tech giant provides a glimpse of huge Chinese plant [tr]

    04/25/2016 6:28:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 25, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    Lined up with military precision, hundreds of employees wait to make iPhones at one of the most secretive factories in the Apple production line. Dressed in pink jackets, blue hairnets and plastic slippers, the workers have their ID badges scanned on an iPad by a supervisor at morning roll call. From there, they make their way in single file to the assembly line but not before undergoing facial recognition checks at security turnstiles to clock in. Pegatron Corp employs up to 50,000 people to assemble iPhones at its plant in Shanghai which covers an area the size of 90 football...
  • Far-Right close to seizing Austrian presidency [Far-Right = Common Sense Nationalism]

    04/24/2016 11:57:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2016 | Justin Huggler
    The far-Right appeared close to seizing the Austrian presidency on Sunday night, in an election result that will send shockwaves through Europe. Norbert Hofer, the gun-toting candidate of the Freedom Party (FPÖ), won almost twice as many votes as his nearest rival, according to exit polls.
  • NASCAR Chair Brian France ‘Working Behind the Scenes’ to Change NC Bathroom Law

    04/24/2016 8:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2016 | Trent Baker
    NASCAR has decided to openly oppose the North Carolina bathroom law, according to a Motorsport report. The law forbids people from using the public bathrooms of the opposite sex in government buildings. At this week’s 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Meeting, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said his sport is “working behind the scenes” to change the controversial law.
  • IS Jon Snow really dead? Millions of fans are just hours from finally finding out if Games of [tr]

    04/24/2016 5:27:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    It's one of the biggest television cliffhangers since John Ross 'JR' Ewing was shot all those years ago on Dallas. Millions of viewers are less than 24 hours away from finally learning whether Jon Snow is really dead when Game of Thrones returns to our screens. In a simultaneous broadcast with the US, the hit show will air on Sky Atlantic at 2am before being repeated tomorrow for primetime viewers at 9pm. The series is no stranger to killing off its leads, with Sean Bean's Ned Stark beheaded at the end of the very first season.
  • Hillary Clinton To Pennsylvania Hunters: ‘We Can’t Ignore The 2nd Amendment’

    04/24/2016 5:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 22 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a Pennsylvania audience known for ties to hunting and shooting sports and said, “We can’t ignore the Second Amendment.” This comes after months of Clinton pushing universal background checks, an expansion of the instant background check system, more oversight on Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs), and a change in laws so that crime victims can sue gun sellers and manufacturers. In October Clinton also suggested the Australia gun ban is “worth looking at” for gun policy in the United States.
  • Charles Koch: 'It's possible' Clinton is preferable to a Republican for president

    04/24/2016 5:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2016 | Kristen East
    Billionaire businessman Charles Koch said in an interview airing Sunday that “it’s possible” another Clinton in the White House could be better than having a Republican president. Koch, the CEO of Koch industries, made the comment to ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for an interview airing on ABC’s This Week.
  • Why we must protect the retirement security of Puerto Ricans

    04/24/2016 4:53:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bailey Childers
    Among the many complex issues in Puerto Rico’s dire financial situation—the Island owes a staggering $73 billion in debt—is how to treat the pension obligations owed to the more than 100,000 retirees and 125,000 active members in the Puerto Rico Government Employee’s Retirement System (PRGERS). Hedge fund managers who gambled on Puerto Rico, paying 30 and 40 cents on the dollar in hopes for full dollar value repayment plus interest, will say Puerto Rico should pay them first. Close more schools if you have to (Puerto Rico has already closed 100), layoff more public sector workers if need be (30,000...
  • When Swiss Used to Mean Badass

    04/23/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 23, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    The Eidgenossen matter. The who? What? Why? OK, let me back up. Two weeks ago, while talking about the Battle of Crecy I mentioned the concept of a Revolution in Military Affairs. At that time I gave a fairly simple definition. A better, or perhaps just more complete definition of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) might go like this: “A fundamental change in the practice of warfare
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says

    04/23/2016 5:39:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2016 | Don Melvin
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday. The missile was fired at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), South Korean officials said.
  • Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit

    04/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima after the G-7 summit in Japan in May, U.S. sources said. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, which was devastated by an American nuclear bomb dropped in the final days of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945.
  • Silver: Charlotte will lose NBA All-Star Game if LGBT law goes unchanged

    04/22/2016 6:26:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place in Charlotte, N.C., but commissioner Adam Silver said that will change if the state's new anti-LGBT laws are not altered. In recent weeks, Silver had been rather vague in addressing the controversy, but on Thursday he indicated that the league is taking a firm stance on the matter during an interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike".
  • China's Xi moves to take more direct command over military

    04/21/2016 1:10:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2016 | Christopher Bodeen
    Bolstering his status as China's most powerful leader in decades, Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role as head of the country's powerful armed forces with the new title of commander in chief of its Joint Operations Command Center, state media and analysts said Thursday. Xi's new position was revealed in news reports that featured prominently on national news broadcasts Wednesday and Thursday in which he appeared publicly for the first time in camouflage battle dress wearing the joint center's insignia.
  • PRINCE DEAD AT 57

    04/21/2016 9:53:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 473 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 21, 2016 | Staff
    The artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57. Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.
  • Jurrasic lion park? We’re apparently going to try to revive extinct cave lions

    04/21/2016 9:15:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is some news that actually cropped up last month which caught my eye, but we haven’t gotten a chance to circle back to it until now. If you’re in the market for one of the more exotic pet options out there you may have the chance to look into getting yourself a Panthera Leo Spelaea, better known as the Eurasian cave lion. Under most circumstances this would seem like a bit of a tall order because the big cat has been extinct for more than 12,000 years. (Some time during the end of the last ice age.) Up until...