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Source: Fox News

Air Force fast-tracks new deep strike bunker buster bomb

13-Nov-2018

The Air Force is taking the next steps to test, develop and produce a new class of “more penetrating” bunker buster weapons to enable aircraft to destroy a new level of fortified underground targets.

Available Air Force information explains that some of the A2K developments have been refined through the service’s Legacy Warhead Improvement program; this effort includes engineering a "fuze protection ring assembly was developed and implemented into Air Force production.

Source: CBS News

10 most dangerous holiday toys for 2018

13-Nov-2018

A Black Panther-inspired claw and a Power Rangers "superstar blade" are on the naughty list of toys this holiday season.

"The toys nominated for the 2018 'Worst Toys' List are illustrative of some of the types of potential hazards parents may encounter while holiday shopping but should not be considered the only potentially hazardous toys on the market," said W.A.T.C.H. President Joan Siff. The consumer advocacy group said the 10 toys on its 2018 list can cause injuries such as choking, strangulation, blunt force trauma or eye damage.

Source: Fox News

Bride-to-be receives accidental text from fiancé's mother about 's--- show' shopping trip for wedding dress

13-Nov-2018

An anonymous bride-to-be is seeking advice on social media after allegedly receiving an accidental text from her future mother-in-law, who described their recent dress-shopping trip as a "s--- show" and went on to complain about the bride's mom.

The bride’s mother and good friend came up from southern California, and her mother-in-law, as well as her fiancé’s sister, tagged along for the trip. But the drama with her soon-to-be mother-in-law supposedly began while shopping for wedding dresses.

Source: Common Domain

Watch Sellers Fear Their Hour Has Come

13-Nov-2018

A pullback among Chinese consumers has left independent retailers with large unsold inventories, which often wind up in the gray market, where they sell at a discount; Swiss watch brands are restricting sales to independents to avoid making the problem worse.

Instead, watchmakers are now investing heavily in e-commerce operations, betting that consumers are willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars for a watch purchased online.

Source: BBC

Sri Lanka v England: Ben Stokes to bat at three, Ben Foakes to keep wicket

13-Nov-2018

Ben Stokes will bat at three and Ben Foakes will keep wicket for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele starting on Wednesday.

England team for second Test: Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Ben Stokes, Joe Root (c), Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes (wk), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, James Anderson. England have struggled to fill the number three position since Jonathan Trott's retirement from international cricket in 2015.

Source: The Guradian

Pabst Blue Ribbon may be no more as battle brews in Milwaukee courtroom

13-Nov-2018

According to the Smithsonian Magazine, Pabst beer had previously “won many other awards at many other fairs”, and as a marketing gimmick the company began tying a blue ribbon around its bottles and rebranded its beer Pabst Blue Ribbon. “By the turn of the century, Pabst was going through more than one million feet of ribbon per year, pausing only when World War I caused a silk shortage,” the Smithsonian says.

Source: The Guradian

Heatwaves can 'wipe out' male insect fertility

13-Nov-2018

Heatwaves severely damage the fertility of male beetles and consecutive hot spells leave them virtually sterilised, according to research.

“So any studies that add to our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying variation in male fertility is valuable. Showing that the harm can occur in a heatwave-like scenario is new and important, as is the demonstration of transgenerational effects.

Source: Fox News

DWTS Recap: 'Wrong!' Judges melt down after perfect-scoring celebrity is eliminated

13-Nov-2018

"Dancing with the Stars" judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba were outraged when Juan Pablo Di Pace, who had received two perfect scores on Monday night, was eliminated from the ABC reality show. To no one's surprise, dance dunce Joe Amabile, who appeared on "The Bachelorette," was also sent packing on the double elimination episode.

When asked about her future on "DWTS," the veteran show pro and two-time mirror ball winner remarked, "I'm getting older, my hips hurt, and I might want to get pregnant soon." Di Pace got his walking papers after a night in which all the stars dedicated a dance to an important person in their lives and then did a second dance which was a "judge's choice."

Source: The Guradian

What can we expect from Lena Dunham’s Oasis analysing event?

13-Nov-2018

Instead of just having a three-pints-in debate in the pub about the brothers’ endless war, Lena has organised a whole event – called Champagne Superanalysis – in which she and musician Ben Lee will talk about Oasis.

Oasis are over, if the never-ending feud between Liam and Noel Gallagher played out over Twitter and through music press interviews is to be believed. But one celeb still isn’t over their 2009 split: Lena Dunham.

Source: DW

UFOs spotted by airline pilots flying over Ireland

13-Nov-2018

Airline pilots flying over Ireland on Friday reported sightings of "bright lights" traveling through the sky at high speed, inquiring with ground control as to what the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) could be.

Finally the pilot of Virgin Airlines flight 76 flying from Orlando to Manchester piped up, saying he also saw "two bright lights" that "drove away at high speed." "Following reports from a small number of aircraft on Friday 9th November of unusual air activity, the IAA has filed a report.

Source: Common Domain

Bayer Hit by More Lawsuits Over Safety of Roundup Weedkiller

13-Nov-2018

Lawsuits from 9,300 plaintiffs were pending at the end of October, compared with 8,700 at the end of August, Bayer said.

Plaintiffs claim that Roundup weedkillers, which Bayer acquired in its takeover of Monsanto Co., made them ill and that Monsanto knew or should have known of the risks but failed to warn adequately. Bayer rejects the allegations, arguing there are hundreds of scientific studies and regulatory authorities that demonstrate glyphosate, the compound contained in the weedkillers, is safe to use.

Source: The Guradian

Sleaze, hustlers and strippers: Jane Dickson's lost Times Square

14-Nov-2018

In 1978, Jane Dickson answered a job advert in the New York Times that read: “Artist wanted, willing to learn computers.”

In a new book, Jane Dickson in Times Square, her paintings are shown for the first time alongside photographs she also took back then. Dickson also created a huge archive of everyday images from 1978 to 1984 that are an impressionistic record of a vibrant cultural moment just before the old, seedy Times Square disappeared for ever.

Source: The Guradian

China’s mass incarceration of Muslims cannot be left unchallenged

14-Nov-2018

More than 12 million Muslims have effectively been taken prisoner in their own homeland, an area of north-west China officially referred to as Xinjiang, which means “New Dominion”.

• Timothy Grose is professor of China Studies with expertise in ethnic policy at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana

Source: DW

Arizona Democrat wins US Senate race after razor-thin result

13-Nov-2018

The US state of Arizona's nail-biting Senate race came to a close on Monday, when Republican candidate Martha McSally conceded to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

The Senate race in Arizona was one of the most closely-watched in last week's US midterm elections which saw Democrats take control of the House of Representatives while US President Donald Trump's Republicans maintained control of the Senate.

Source: Fox News

Defeated GOP lawmaker blames John McCain for Dem House takeover

13-Nov-2018

Julie Tarallo, John McCain's former communications director, was more effusive, tweeting: "Things that contributed to Lewis losing his seat by 6 points: calling women "sluts" & shaming sexual assault survivors Things that DIDN'T contribute: John McCain".

A Republican congressman who lost his bid for re-election last week took to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal last weekend to blame the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives on the late Sen. John McCain.

Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle's IRS tax review may expose royal family's riches

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Taylor Swift leaves lifelong label to sign with Universal Music Group

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

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