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- 10/09/18--18:36: _Donald Trump Joking...
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- 10/10/18--11:16: _China To Permit Re-...
- 10/10/18--13:13: _A Woman On A Family...
- 10/10/18--13:13: _Group Of ‘Mean Girl...
- 10/10/18--13:54: _Stock Market Drops ...
- 10/10/18--14:18: _Bloomberg’s Credibi...
- 10/10/18--14:28: _Donald Trump Won’t ...
- 10/10/18--16:19: _A Woman Stabs Her F...
- 10/10/18--16:34: _Hurricane Michael L...
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- 10/09/18--19:32: Do You Have A Mental Illness, And Do You Know What To Do? [Opinion]
- 10/10/18--03:11: Experts Reveal Their Top Tips For Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse
- 10/10/18--04:14: Michael Avenatti Challenges Donald Trump Jr To MMA Fight For Charity
- 10/10/18--14:18: Bloomberg’s Credibility Tied to Supermicro Hacking Claim [Opinion]
- 10/10/18--16:34: Hurricane Michael Lands In Florida With 155 MPH Winds
- 10/10/18--20:15: Trump Statues Invite Dogs To Pee On The President
- 10/10/18--20:19: New Brunswick High School Vice Principal Dies In Drag Race Hit & Run
Senator Lindsey Graham shared an interesting anecdote from the weekend he spent golfing with President Donald Trump during an interview with CNN on Tuesday. According to Graham, Trump casually said to him, “You wouldn’t want to be attorney general, would you?”
Graham, who has found himself in the president’s good graces due to his actions in recent weeks, said that he responded, “No, I wouldn’t give this up for anything.”
Trump apparently laughed off the refusal, saying, “Yeah, I didn’t think so. That would be kind of stupid.” Graham said that he was quite sure that Trump’s offer was something of a joke, as he was laughing when he said it.
The new Lancet report is pretty stunning stuff. The Guardian reports that every country in the world is facing what amounts to a mental health crisis. The report was put together by 28 experts from around the world, and they found that mental health is a huge problem all over the globe.
Mental illness is on the rise everywhere, and in the past 25 years it has increased rapidly. WHO statistics show that hundreds of millions of people suffer from depression, and tens of millions have bipolar disorder, according to Physician’s Weekly.
The federal government’s mental health website is slim on resources and information. And despite strides that have been made in the mental health arena, such as celebrities who have stepped forward to help end the demonizing of mental illness, most people have no idea if they need help or how to get help if they do.
Research has revealed that one in four Brits has contingency plans to survive a style zombie apocalypse, but would you know what to do if the walking dead ruled the Earth?
Admittedly, it may not be a question that keeps you up at night but as all good Boy Scouts know, “fail to prepare prepare to fail.” In other words, when it all goes down, you better be ready.
According to the Mirror, researchers at NOW TV, who commissioned the study to celebrate the return of The Walking Dead to our screens, have discovered that one of six Brits has also given serious thought to putting together a survival kit in the event of a zombie takeover.
Must-have items to pack in the advent of a zombie apocalypse included torches, matches, water bottles, and condoms. Who would have thought STDs and birth control would be a big issue when the dead come back to life?
Lawyer and frequent critic of the Trump administration Michael Avenatti decided to take his verbal sparring to a more physical level, calling out Donald Trump Jr. for a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight, with the money raised from it going to charity, according to Business Insider.
News of the proposed fight came from Avenatti himself, as he proposed the plan to NBC reporter Dylan Byers while they were both at the Vanity Fair Summit on Tuesday. Byers took to Twitter to report the suggestion, which Avenatti confirmed through his own account.
Avenatti then proceeded to go more in-depth into his vision for the event, suggesting in a follow-up tweet that the profits could be “split 50% to rebuilding Puerto Rico and 50% to @RAINN.” RAINN is the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, an organization that operates a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault.
U.S. farmers face a new risk, the global spread of African swine fever. The virus has already spread from Africa to China and Western Europe.
An outbreak in the United States threatens to devastate the swine industry and halt pig exports.
Researchers from Kansas State University and the Biosecurity Research Institute may hopefully prevent this from happening. Their research projects on African swine fever aim to stop the spread of the disease and prevent it from reaching the United States.
The disease is transmitted among pigs by direct contact with infected animals, carcasses, bodily fluids, or through consumption of contaminated meat. The disease does not infect humans but it is highly fatal for infected pigs.
The condition is characterized by pigs developing hemorrhaging lesions on the skin and internal organs, which often leads to death within 10 days of infection. No vaccine and cure are currently available to prevent and treat the disease.
The St. Petersburg office of a pro-Kremlin media company linked to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was set ablaze in an act of arson early Tuesday morning, October 9.
The Moscow Times reports that a fire broke out at the headquarters of Federal News Agency after an unknown suspect supposedly broke one of the business’s windows and tossed a molotov cocktail inside. The attack is reported to have taken place at around 3 a.m. A recording that was taken via video surveillance captures the moment the fire erupted in the space. As computers on one end of the room become engulfed by flames, an employee who was startled and fled the explosion can be seen returning to gather her belongings.
The existence of re-education centers intended for China’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have officially been given formal recognition. The is after the government in Beijing had previously denied the existence of centers, according to reports from Business Insider.
Local officials in Xinjiang have made changes to laws in the area to allow for “re-education institutions” in an effort to help reform those “affected by extremism.” Xinjiang is one of China’s most western regions and is home to 11 million Uighurs.
The new law, as published Tuesday, states, “Officials at or above the county level may set up vocational education and training centers, and other re-education institutions and management departments, to carry out the educational transformation of those affected by extremism.”
A woman called the police on whales — yes, whales — after they had the audacity to swim around near the boat that she was on while on a family boating trip in Puget Sound, Time is reporting.
In a video posted to social media that has since gone viral, you can hear the terrified screams of a group of people out on a family boat trip off the coast of Washington State. As is likely to happen in the ocean during certain times of year — some humpback whales showed up.
To be fair, seeing one of the giant mammals swimming around near your comparatively small boat has to be unsettling. And of course, the animals, which can weigh as much as 33 tons — or 66,000 pounds — like to swim next to the surface and to even breach it sometimes, slapping the water with their tails or their bodies. It can be unsettling, to be sure.
At a time when new sexual assault allegations appear to be coming out every single day, there are often times when victims find it hard to have their words believed. It’s situations like one that happened at a Pennsylvania school which make it so that many victims are too scared to come forward. Five so-called “mean girls” falsely accused a boy at their school of sexual assault simply due to the fact that they don’t like him.
In a case that has been called the “Mean Girls Case,” five high school girls in Pennsylvania claimed that a male student sexually assaulted them, according to Fox News. It was later learned that all of those allegations were false and completely made up by the girls because they simply “don’t like” the male student.
Due to their actions, the girls have received the name “Mean Girls” based off of the 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan.
The stock market suffered a major setback today, led by substantial losses in the tech field. The dip amounted to the worst daily backslide seen in nearly eight months.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sunk by more than 800 points, while the S&P lost around 94 points — or about 3.1 percent of its total. The NASDAQ similarly trended downwards, losing around 315 points total.
Even stocks which had over-performed over the past year saw significant losses on Wednesday. Tech stocks in particular took substantial hits to their value. Amazon, for example, lost 6.2 percent of its stock’s value on Wednesday, while Netflix lost about 8.4 percent of its value, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Why did tech stocks do significantly worse than others? It’s because these types of stocks tend to outperform — both positively and negatively — other stocks in the market, as Gina Martin Adams, chief equity strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, explained.
Bloomberg’s Credibility Tied to Supermicro Hacking Claim Opinion
On October 4, Bloomberg dropped a bombshell on the tech world by announcing that two of the world’s biggest card holders, Apple and Amazon, were victims of a hacked server provided by Supermicro. In releasing this story that took them over a year to produce, they didn’t just report the news, they became the news.
Unfortunately for Bloomberg, their credibility came under direct attack from the tech juggernauts named in the story. Both Apple and Amazon provided swift and detailed denials of the major claims in the story. Apple’s response was more stinging as it brought Bloomberg’s journalistic integrity into question, a move Apple does not usually make.
Unsurprisingly, spokespeople from Supermicro also expressed surprise by the allegations. More unsettling for Bloomberg is the fact that US government agencies are chiming in on the side of Apple and Amazon.
On Wednesday morning, the entire country watched as Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a catastrophic Category 4 storm made landfall. It will continue to plague the southeastern United States for the next few days, and many could be without so much for a long time. All of that isn’t stopping President Donald Trump from carrying on with his plans, though, as he will “probably” still have his MAGA rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night.
According to The Hill, the rally is scheduled to take place in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday evening and will be filled with red hats.
Despite everything that was going on with Hurricane Michael on Wednesday morning, Trump said that he is “probably” going to keep his rally on the schedule. The president simply doesn’t want to upset all of those who have been standing in line and waiting to see him.
October is the month when everyone goes looking for a haunted house in the lead up to Halloween. However, for a group visiting a haunted house in Nashville, Tennessee, things turned decidedly grim when a woman stabbed a man with what she thought was a proper knife.
However, the knife was no prop and the man ended up with a gushing wound to his arm.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Tawnya Greenfield was given what she thought was a prop knife while she visited Nashville Nightmare on Friday night. A man, who she believed was a part of the haunted house crew, was dressed up and talking in character about her friend, James “Jay” Yochim, according to FOX 17 News. At one point, the unnamed man handed Tawnya a knife and said, “Well here, stab him,” after Yochim reportedly told a “teasing joke,” according to the Tennessean newspaper.
The eye of Hurricane Michael touched land near Mexico Beach in Florida’s panhandle on Wednesday afternoon. Despite being told repeatedly to evacuate the area, many people in the area chose not to leave, BBC reports.
They might be regretting that decision now.
Hurricane Michael has killed at least 13 people in Central America. From Florida, the storm will begin to move up the East Coast.
Gov. Rick Scott (R) called for 370,000 panhandle residents to leave the area, warning that Hurricane Michael would cause “unimaginable devastation.” Officials say that many people did not leave the area, however. Those who chose not to go to an evacuation center are now being asked to stay in their homes to avoid putting themselves in danger.
Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm, and was almost strong enough to be a Category 5, according to NBC News. Michael’s winds have been recorded at 155 mph. A hurricane becomes Category 5 at 157 mph winds.
Researchers may have pinpointed a molecule that causes multiple sclerosis, Science Mag reported this afternoon. The researchers have been exploring the theory that multiple sclerosis is triggered by a self-antigen, which is a normal molecule in the body that the immune system mistakes for an antigen and mobilizes to destroy it. Research has focused on proteins in myelin, a fatty substance that creates a sheath around the nerves to insulate them, but have been unable to pinpoint and isolate a potential self-antigen until now.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease caused by an autoimmune response to self-antigens, in which the body’s own immune system attacks the myelin sheath that insulates the central nervous system. When the myelin and nerve fibers are damaged, the electrical messages along the central nervous system become altered or broken. The damaged areas develop scar tissue that gives the disease its name.
At times, Donald Trump has been known to show disdain for CNN in his war against “fake news.” However, it seems that when it comes to an image for his Twitter account, any image is worth a thousand words — even if that image comes from CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
“Big crowd lining up outside for Trump rally tonight in Erie, PA.,” the caption on the tweet read.
Then, a mere three hours later, Donald Trump apparently repurposed the same image used by Acosta to push his own political agenda in relation to the Pennsylvanian rally.
“Couldn’t let these great people down.” Trump captioned the repurposed image. “They have been lined up since last night – see you soon Pennsylvania!”
The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that a Chinese intelligence operative has been arrested and brought to the United States to face charges for attempts to steal trade secrets from aircraft engine maker GE Aviation.
Federal prosecutors said that Yanjun Xu was arrested in Belgium in April following a meeting with an engineer who work for the Ohio-based firm.
CNN said that Xu faces four charges of conspiring and attempting to commit espionage and theft of trade secrets.
The indictment marks the first time that an operative of the Chinese Ministry of State Security has been extradited to the United States to face charges.
Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, said that this also exposes China’s direct oversight of economic espionage against the United States.
Starting December 2013, Xu allegedly targeted experts who work for aeronautics companies inside and outside the United States. The aim was to get them to inadvertently reveal sensitive trade secrets to the Chinese government.
Miniature busts of President Trump have been popping up on the streets of New York City over the past week, with each statuette bearing a sign that invites citizens to allow their dogs to urinate on the President’s likeness, according to Vice.
The bronze colored mini-Trump sightings date back to Friday evening, October 5. It was then that residents of the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn took notice of what was the first such installation of record, near the intersection of Union and 7th. The model bore an uncanny resemblance to a younger real estate titan Donald Trump, circa 1980’s and sat attached to a square base made of synthetic grass. Beneath the little Trump statue was a yellow plaque with the words “PEE ON ME” inscribed.
New Brunswick High School Principal 49-year-old Tyrone Harrison was killed on Saturday night at around 9 p.m. while walking along Shelton Road in Piscataway. He was hit by a car that had been involved in a drag race.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell are still looking for the driver of the vehicle, as he or she fled the scene immediately upon striking Harrison, according to My Central Jersey.
Harrison had been walking from the Edison train station and was headed to a relative’s house at the time of the accident. A press release issue by investigative authorities states that he was declared dead on the scene due to extensive injuries he suffered during the collision. An autopsy is yet to be conducted.
Another protest went down in Portland, Oregon, this weekend with little to no police involvement, per Fox News. The protest began with over 100 people representing the Antifa and Black Lives Matter interest groups who were all there to honor the death of Patrick Simmons who had been killed by an enforcement officer in a gun altercation. The participants began the protest by walking through the streets of Portland with seemingly innocent intentions
“We’re not here to riot. We’re here for justice. We need to fight this all the way to the end. These cops need to be locked up,” protester Charles Kimmons said.