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|Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'
Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot.
POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 12:49 AM
|El Paso mass shooting widower receives free vehicle after his is wrecked
Vanessa Kondow, who works for a towing company, said in an Aug. 18 social media post that Antonio Basco’s vehicle was stolen and wrecked Aug. 17.
POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 7:08 PM
|U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo
POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 10:23 AM
|Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison
A pair of tourists face up to six years in prison after allegedly stealing a large quantity of sand from the pristine beaches of Sardinia. The French couple were found to have nearly 40kg (90lb) of fine white sand in the boot of their car. The vehicle was stopped during a routine check by border police as the tourists were preparing to board a ferry in Porto Torres, on the north coast of the island, bound for Toulon in France. The sand was found in 14 large plastic bottles and had been taken from a beach near Chia in southern Sardinia. The couple told police that they had no idea they were breaking the law, but they now face between one and six years in jail. The island has battled for years to stop tourists from pinching its sand, shells and pebbles, which are prized as souvenirs or in some cases, for indoor aquariums. WWF has run a campaign against 'beach thieves', reminding tourists that taking sand from Sardinia's shoreline is a crime To try to stop the pillaging, some locals have taken on the role of self-appointed guardians of the beaches. If they see tourists taking sand or shells, they ask them to return the material. If that does not work, they call the police or national park rangers. One of them, Pina Careddu, told an Italian newspaper on Monday that visitors sometimes become rude and aggressive when challenged. “A family of Germans were filling up some bottles with sand. I recorded them on my phone so they couldn’t deny it. The father came towards me in a threatening manner. But in the end he tipped the sand back onto the beach,” Mrs Careddu, 58, told Corriere della Sera. Dubbed “the granny sheriff” of the Sinis peninsula, on the west coast of the island, she is strict even with her grandchildren. “They say, ‘Nana, can’t we take some pebbles home to play with?’ And I say no, if everyone did that, soon there would be no beach left.”
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 11:04 AM
|A Neutron Star Might Have Just Collided with a Black Hole
Scientists are comparing the historic explosion to "the night before Christmas."
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 9:00 AM
|China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says
China’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.
POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 6:41 AM
|I've treated suicidal prisoners — Jeffrey Epstein's death is a medical, security disgrace
No matter what happened in Jeffrey Epstein's cell, medical personnel and prison authorities clearly failed in their duty to monitor and treat him.
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 1:20 PM
|Chevy Baits Ford Mustang Owners with Special Camaro Discount
It's a good try, but Ford's still ahead on sales and has an offer of its own.
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 10:15 AM
|School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen’s hair in Texas are being sued
A 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.
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 9:23 AM
|The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning
A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees. Deana Gamble is a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's announcement Tuesday referred to a sexual harassment prevention policy and efforts to prevent discrimination and harassment that were implemented a year ago.
POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 6:38 PM