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Trump Attacked McConnell on Russia Probe: NYT
Rachel Maddow shares a new report from the New York Times about the strained relationship between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell and notes that the intensifying Trump Russia investigation may be wearing on Trump.
Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments
A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.
New ISIS Video Shows American Child For The First Time
U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor
The U.S. Navy said on Thursday human remains found by Malaysia were not one of its 10 sailors missing after a collision between one of its guided-missile destroyers and a merchant vessel east of Singapore this week. Medical examination of the remains, which the Malaysian navy discovered about eight nautical miles northwest of where the USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel collided on Monday, confirmed it was not one of the 10 sailors, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.
Brags to Riches: Treasury Secretary's Wife Blasted After Posting Tagging Designer Duds on Instagram
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Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $700 million
The odds against winning are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.
NYC Restaurant Fires Server Who Put 'Ching Chong' On Asian Woman's Receipt
Phoenix police use pepper spray on Trump protesters
Workers Shroud Charlottesville Robert E. Lee Statue in Black as City Mourns
Mystery deaths of HL Hunley submarine crew solved - they accidentally killed themselves
The mystery of how the crew of one of the world’s first submarines died has finally been solved - they accidentally killed themselves. The HL Hunley sank on February 17 1864 after torpedoing the USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbour, South Carolina, during American Civil War. She was one of the first submarines ever to be used in conflict, and the first to sink a battleship. It was assumed the blast had ruptured the sub, drowning its occupants, but when the Hunley was raised in 2000, salvage experts were amazed to find the eight-man crew poised as if they had been caught completely unawares by the tragedy. All were still sitting in their posts and there was no evidence that they had attempted to flee the foundering vessel. The submarine being raised in 2000 Credit: US Navy Now researchers at Duke University believe they have the answer. Three years of experiments on a mini-test sub have shown that the torpedo blast would have created a shockwave great enough to instantly rupture the blood vessels in the lungs and brains of the submariners. "This is the characteristic trauma of blast victims, they call it 'blast lung,'" Dr Rachel Lance. “You have an instant fatality that leaves no marks on the skeletal remains. Unfortunately, the soft tissues that would show us what happened have decomposed in the past hundred years.” The Hunley's torpedo was not a self-propelled bomb, but a copper keg of 135 pounds of gunpowder held ahead and slightly below the Hunley's bow on a 16-foot pole called a spar The sub rammed this spar into the enemy ship's hull and the bomb exploded. The furthest any of the crew was from the blast was about 42 feet. The shockwave of the blast travelled about 1500 meters per second in water, and 340 m/sec in air, the researchers calculate. The bodies of the crew were found sitting in their positions around the central crankshaft which made the submarine move Credit: Reuters While a normal blast shockwave travelling in air should last less than 10 milliseconds, Lance calculated that the Hunley crew's lungs were subjected to 60 milliseconds or more of trauma. "That creates kind of a worst case scenario for the lungs," added Dr Lance. “Shear forces would tear apart the delicate structures where the blood supply meets the air supply, filling the lungs with blood and killing the crew instantly. “It's likely they also suffered traumatic brain injuries from being so close to such a large blast. "All the physical evidence points to the crew taking absolutely no action in response to a flood or loss of air. If anyone had survived, they may have tried to release the keel ballast weights, set the bilge pumps to pump water, or tried to get out the hatches, but none of these actions were taken.” A painting of the HL Hunley Credit: Conrad Wise Chapman The fate of the crew of the 40-foot Hunley remained a mystery until 1995, when the submarine was discovered about 300 meters away from the Housatonic's resting place. Raised in 2000, the submarine is currently undergoing study and conservation in Charleston by a team of Clemson University scientists. Initially, the discovery of the submarine only seemed to deepen the mystery. The crewmen's skeletons were found still at their stations along a hand-crank that drove the cigar-shaped craft. They suffered no broken bones, the bilge pumps had not been used and the air hatches were closed. Except for a hole in one conning tower and a small window that may have been broken, the sub was remarkably intact. Speculation about their deaths has included suffocation and drowning. The new study involved repeatedly setting blasts near a scale model, shooting authentic weapons at historically accurate iron plate and calculating human respiration and the transmission of blast energy. The research was published in PLOS ONE.
U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in Asia
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap. Aucoin's removal comes after a pre-dawn collision between a guided-missile destroyer and a merchant vessel east of Singapore and Malaysia on Monday, the fourth major incident in the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year. "Admiral Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," the U.S. Navy said in a press release.
Mexico: Slain Reporter Wasn't Target of Shooting
MEXICO CITY - The assailants who killed a crime reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz appeared to be targeting two other people also slain in the attack, not the journalist, the countr
Trump's NAFTA Termination Comment Falls Flat in Arizona
PHOENIX - President Donald Trumps comments at a Phoenix rally that he will probably end up terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement brought cheers from the crowd but groans from the state
Luisa Ortega pledges to procure evidence of Maduro's involvement with corruption
Former Venezuelan Prosecutor-General Luisa Ortega Diaz said she will bring before Brazilian, Colombian and US authorities evidence of corruption targeting President Nicolas Maduro and associates. The
Trump Government Shutdown Threat Draws Criticism, Unnerves Markets
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - President Donald Trumps threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets on Wednesday and cast a shadow over effort
Official recognition of the National Autonomous University of Mexico's efforts to promote UNESCO Global Geoparks
23 August 2017 The Permanent Committee of the Mexican Congress held a ceremony to acknowledge the efforts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to promote UNESCO Global Geoparks in Me
U.S. State Dept. issues travel warning for Mexico violence
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 23 (ANI): The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for Mexico that includes two popular resort destinations following violence and criminal activity in t
US Expands Mexico Travel Advisory on Crime, Killings
MEXICO CITY - The U.S. State Department is expanding expanded its travel advisories to warn of dangers in more parts of Mexico. The new travel advisory doesnt mention the Caribbean resorts of Cancu
With Turmoil at Home, Venezuela Little Leaguers Get Big Lift
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA - The players from Venezuela look as happy as any other team, dancing to Shake Your Groove Thing with the tournament mascot before a win over Mexico and raising the
Ex-Mexico manager Miguel Herrera wants to work in Europe
Former Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has his sights set on winning trophies with current club America in Liga MX and then moving on to Europe.Herrera left El Tri after he was fired for swingin
Tijuana signs Paraguay's Juan Iturbe on loan from Roma
Liga MX side Club Tijuana has signed Paraguayan international Juan Iturbe from Roma on an initial loan deal until June 30, 2018.The 24-year-old Argentina-born forward is already in Mexico an
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