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Federal judge finally approves settlement offering fix on millions of Remington rifles

A federal judge Tuesday approved a landmark settlement offering to fix the trigger mechanism on millions of Remington Arms Co.’s bolt-action rifles, ending years of litigation on a weapon that critics say has caused injuries and deaths by firing without the trigger being pulled. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith of Kansas City said he’s disappointed Read More…

EPA’s environmental justice head resigns

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency program aimed at protecting minority populations from pollution has resigned. Mustafa Ali, who has worked at the EPA for 24 years, is leaving as the Trump administration is proposing to completely defund environmental justice efforts at the EPA. Ali submitted a resignation letter Wednesday to EPA Administrator Scott Read More…

Aetna CEO: Obamacare markets are in a ‘death spiral’

Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” the influential CEO of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, declared Wednesday morning. Bertolini’s doomsday prophesy: More insurers will pull out of the government-run marketplaces in the coming weeks and many areas will have no insurers to provide Affordable Care Act coverage in 2018. From Politico

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Ministry of Transport, aviation entities to meet over Air Zimbabwe flight

Johannesburg – Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi will be meeting all aviation entities from the department to discuss the grounding of the Air Zimbabwe aircraft on Friday, allegedly due to non-compliance. The department on Saturday said the aircraft was grounded allegedly due to non-compliance with the South African Civil Aviation regulations. The department said the Read More…

Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed

Steve Leblanc, The Associated PressPublished Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:20AM EDTLast Updated Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:55AM EDT BOSTON — Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched peaceably through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration Read More…

Find a Participating Shelter Near You

Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need. The third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held August 19, 2017. Hundreds of shelters in 20 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico will waive or discount fees Read More…

The past is still present in a changing Virginia

By ALAN SUDERMANAssociated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out. “If you complained, they’d probably put you in jail,” said Reid, who Read More…

Thousands of counter-protesters descend on Boston before ‘free speech’ rally

Thousands of left-leaning counter-protesters flooded Boston streets on Saturday, blasting white nationalism and chanting anti-Nazi slogans as they marched peacefully towards a “Free Speech” rally being organized by right-wing activists. At least 500 cops patrolled barricades meant to keep the groups apart, one week after a woman was killed in violent clashes between white supremacist Read More…

FULL COVERAGE OF SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017 – Get ready for big event – Solar eclipse draws thousands to Oregon town – VIDEO: Science behind solar eclipses – Shady side of solar eclipses

Man who suffered eye damage in 1962 eclipse warns others not to make the same mistakes A total solar eclipse is slated to happen on Monday, as the Moon will cross in front of the Sun, blotting out the light from our favorite star for a couple of minutes along a 70-mile-wide swath of the Read More…

Trump hints at Afghanistan agreement with generals

President Trump hinted Saturday that he and top U.S. generals have agreed on a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, after huddling Friday at the presidential Camp David retreat. “Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders,” Trump tweeted. “Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan.” Since taking office, Read More…

Charles Barkley: Most black people haven't thought a day in their lives about Confederate statues

‘Take a Sledgehammer to It’: 2 Bill Clinton Accusers Want SD Statue to Come Down WATCH: Former Neo-Nazi Recruiter, Antifa Organizer Talk Extremism Basketball superstar Charles Barkley called pushing for the removal of Confederate statues “wasted energy.” “I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s gonna hate me no matter what,” Read More…

Jason Kessler, 'Unite the Right' organizer, calls slain protester's death 'payback time'

Jason Kessler, the alt-right activist and organizer of last weekend’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, tweeted that the woman who died protesting his event “was a fat, disgusting Communist” and called her death “payback time” — then walked back the remark and blamed it on drugs and alcohol. “Heather Heyer was a Read More…

Police officer killed, 5 others wounded after shootings overnight in Florida and Pennsylvania

Six police officers were shot overnight during separate incidents in Florida and Pennsylvania.  Officer Matthew Baxter was shot and killed while responding to a suspicious activity call Friday evening in Kissimmee, Fla., Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said at a news conference. Kissimmee Police Officer Sam Howard was injured during the same incident and remained hospitalized Read More…

Israels parliament delegation visits South Africa

The Israel Embassy says the Israeli MP’s had meetings with senior ANC member, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former President Kgalema Motlanthe and others.(SABC) The Israeli Embassy says a delegation of five members of Israel’s Parliament, met leaders from across the South African political spectrum during a visit this week, despite being snubbed by Parliament.   The embassy Read More…

North Korea: How Christians survive in the world's most anti-Christian nation

For 16 years, North Korea has been ranked the “most oppressive place in the world for Christians,” and this week the U.S. State Department re-asserted it as one of the world’s worst religious persecutors – torturing and executing those even suspected of worshipping God. But that still hasn’t stopped an estimated 36 percent of the population – around 9 Read More…

Could the human remains found in Aruba be Natalee Holloway? Experts weigh in – Natalee Holloway's father speaks out on discovery: 'I was shocked'

Human remains recently found in Aruba during the latest search for clues in the disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway 12 years ago has many asking if her family might finally find closure. “It could be her remains, the definitive thing would be doing the DNA tests,” Dr. Michael Baden, former New York City chief Read More…

Girl, 12, stabbed 16-year-old during Las Vegas school fight, police say

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO A 12-year-old female student stabbed a 16-year-old girl Friday during an altercation before classes started at the assailant’s Las Vegas middle school, a disturbing video showed. The older student, who attends another school, confronted the 12-year-old in a public area of Thurman White Middle School’s campus, according to a statement by school Read More…

RECIPE: Watermelon Gazpacho

8 cup finely diced seedless watermelon 1 medium cucumber 1/2 red bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped basil 1/4 cup chopped parsley 3 tablespoons red- wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced shallot 2 tablespoons EVOO salt to taste juice of one lemon   -Chop up everything and blend in a blender -Salt to taste