What Alabama's GOP Senate Frontrunner Told Me Should Scare The Daylights Out Of YouFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:08 | HuffPost
I’ve had the opportunity twice over the past several years to interview the current Alabama GOP Senate frontrunner Roy Moore at length and flesh out some of his, um, ideas.
Heartbreak in Puerto Rico: 'We Don't Have Anything'Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:54 | Yahoo View
Puerto Ricans are now returning home to face the devastation from Hurricane Maria.
What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The PacificFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:10 | HuffPost
The international community has watched in dismay as U.S. President Donald “Dotard” Trump and North Korean leader “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un trade escalating taunts and insults.
Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:12 | AOL.com
Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."
Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:47 | LiveScience.com
Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking. On Sept. 8, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck 54 miles (87 kilometers) southwest of Pijijiapan, which sits just above the Mexico-Guatemala border. Eleven days later, a magnitude-7.1 quake struck 3 miles (5 km) east of Raboso, near Mexico City.
Canoeist Emma Kelty was 'raped and tortured' before bungling attackers set off SOS alarmThu, 21 Sep 2017 09:12 | The Telegraph
British canoeist Emma Kelty was tortured and raped as she died after being shot, villagers have claimed. The full details of the adventurer's last moments were revealed in a confession by one of the suspects hours after the attack. Ringleader Evanilson Gomes da Costa, 24, died Wednesday after being shot by rival gangsters. Residents of the small riverside community of Lauro Sodre, near to where the crime took place, said all seven men accused of her murder are well-known drugs users in the village. And one local who knows da Costa - known by his nicknamed Baia - said the gangster spoke to him in the early hours of the morning following Ms Kelty's death last Wednesday night, revealing what they had done. The man, who didn't want to be named, said: "He said he was one of four men. The woman had put up her tent on the beach in exactly the area where the Colombia drug traffickers go through, and which is crawling with pirates who wait for them to arrive to attack. Ms Kelty was a seasoned traveller "These men aren't pirates though, they are just drug users. We are all shocked that these men from our community did such a terrible thing to this woman. "When the men saw her tent they thought it belonged to a Colombian with drugs, so they started firing from about 50 metres away. The woman was hit in the arm. She started waving frantically and screaming for help." He said that when the four men saw that she was a woman they attacked her and, still believing she was carrying drugs, cut off her hair with a knife while demanding to know where the drugs were. According to the man, one of the group then slit her through with the knife, before all four men "sexually abused her". He said they then dragged her body to the river and dumped it in the fast-moving water. He said: "The men fled into the forest after we all found out what they had done. We provided the police with the details and their identities. We're all disgusted by what they have done." Yesterday the chief police officer in Coari, Jose Afonso Barradas Junior, also revealed that one of the suspects, Artur Gomes da Silva, had confessed to slitting the former headteacher's throat. He was arrested yesterday after an anonymous tip-off. And Mr Barradas Junior also revealed how the "stupid" gangsters unwittingly alerted authorities to their crime after accidentally triggering a distress signal on her GPS device, police said today. Investigators had first thought the emergency alert which pinpointed Emma Kelty's exact location and triggered a search operation by Brazil's Navy had been sent by the victim herself. But in fact the 'SOS' button was pressed by one of her killers who was trying to work out how to use the device they had stolen, an hour and a half after her death. Police have now recovered the GPS device, as well as a mobile phone and a memory card, which the gang of seven 'pirates' sold to local villagers after killing her. The GPS signal sent at 10pm last Wednesday night led investigators to the riverside village of Lauro Sodre, 150 miles west of Manaus, and a manhunt which has brought about the arrest of three men accused of her murder. A fourth man was killed yesterday in an unrelated gangfight, and three brothers are still on the run. Yesterday Coari police chief Jose Afonso Barradas Junior said he doubted anyone would have discovered what happened to Ms Kelty if the "stupid" gangsters hadn't set off her emergency locator by mistake. He said: "They didn't know how it worked, so were messing around with it and pushing buttons. "One of them must have pushed the button which transmitted an alert that she was in trouble. In turn the company that received it alerted the Navy, along with the exact location of where the button was pushed. "Without that, it would have been very difficult to know where in this vast area of jungle she had gone missing. "It would have probably remained an unsolved mystery and her killers never brought to justice. "The place where she disappeared is a very complicated area, it's difficult to access and there are no telephones or mobile signal. The criminals thought they could kill her in impunity, but then they stupidly pressed the only button which could have turned them in to the police." Mr Barradas Junior added that some of the locals who bought Ms Kelty's stolen items from the pirates later hid them in the forest after finding out who they belonged to. He said: "They were afraid that they could be arrested for being in possession of stolen property. "But they later took police to the places where they had hid them so the items could be recovered."
Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After IrmaThu, 21 Sep 2017 00:25 | HuffPost
When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of IndependenceThu, 21 Sep 2017 16:39 | International Business Times
"What she is doing is indoctrination. It is against board and school policy so, therefore, she was in the wrong."
Insight: Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption rowThu, 21 Sep 2017 01:31 | Reuters
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them. The NSA has now agreed to drop all but the most powerful versions of the techniques - those least likely to be vulnerable to hacks - to address the concerns.
Aries Horoscope for Friday, September 22, 2017
Bodies at rest are more likely to experience the law of inertia. You don`t intend to be in that position. You spend all your time in motion. You have a lot of ground to cover. Maybe you`re in the mood for serious exercise. The simplest movements of your daily life feel good, too. It`s as if you`re starting over in a new body. Speed and coordination are your friends. So are children, who view you as one of them. Even if you spend the whole day with the little people, you`ll still have plenty of adult energy for evening games, sports or romance.
Utilize your golden touch and a winning smile. If something doesn`t go as planned, look for Option B. Make sure you back up the right side in a contest of wills. Others may not be growling, but they`re waiting for one false move. You can`t leave fast enough. A parting shot might feel good at the moment, but you may regret it later. Cut your losses and take the time to regroup.
Your map of the world is incomplete. You can`t believe that you never knew about a certain park, restaurant or shop in a familiar area. Then you turn the corner and there it is. What could you possibly discover next? Now that you`re in the mood to explore or investigate, many open secrets are there for you to find. A valuable piece of knowledge comes to light in casual conversation. The other person might not even know how important it is. Keep the talk going. You can have fun sharing your unconventional opinions with others.
The future belongs to those who are young enough to anticipate it. Tomorrow`s voters and taxpayers might be interested in your guidance today. These young voices might also offer some enlightening remarks about the kind of world that they expect to inherit. Some of this energy belongs in the arena of adult discourse, too. Don`t be shy about sharing your heart`s desires. Your passions move people to do some thinking of their own. Although you don`t consider yourself a leader, many look to you for leadership. This amuses you, since you`d much rather be having fun. Maybe there`s room for both.
Serious business feels like fun. You did your homework, and you can rattle off the statistics as well as anyone else. Your opinions are thoughtful and relevant. If you`re a community leader, you speak with authority on vital issues. If you`re involved in research or education, breakthrough and completion are in the air. Teachers and students bask in the glow of recent academic triumph, and the school year isn`t over yet. The bottom line is that life is beautiful right now. Lovers widen their embrace, bringing a little more of the world into their magic circle.
Take a break from linear thinking. A nonlinear analysis of a situation suggests that there are several realities at work here. If you want to put it in plainer language, you could say that it`s interesting outside the box, and you`d hate to miss any of it. The secret of having more fun is letting yourself be flexible. You don`t have a problem with someone else taking control of things. Just make sure that he or she knows this is a temporary arrangement. You`d hate to think that you just gave away the keys to the kingdom without a fight.
Your friends all seem to think that you know how to have a good time. Maybe you should listen to them. Follow your own recommendations for inviting the perfect guests or attracting the best kind of date. Think big, live large, and stop counting your blessings and other good things too numerous to mention. Throw a block party with your house as the central headquarters. Paint a mural romance and get a standing ovation from the crowd. It`s time that they all knew, anyway.of some vision that can`t be contained in anything smaller. Go public with a secret.
You have a hard time telling the difference between accidental and intentional. For every hand that might have been involved, you see a clear motive. Unless you`re a professional detective or a very lucky amateur, you may not be able to prove any of this. People have their reasons for not talking, many of which have nothing to do with the situation. Inconvenient obstacles are rooted in obscure traditions or codes of ethics that no outsider could ever fathom. Are you sure that you still want to pursue this? It would be easier to hide in your lover`s arms until tomorrow.
You`re never alone. Maybe a partner, family member, or friend is with you on this trip. Maybe you`ll meet people wherever you go, generating instant camaraderie. Your generous, trusting nature attracts all the best fellow travelers and interesting locals. And the world that surrounds your comfortable little life is a beautiful place indeed. You encounter things that you haven`t seen in ages. Maybe you`re discovering them for the first time. Whether you`re in the next town or on the far side of the Earth, foreign laws and customs fascinate you. Learn as you go.
Maybe you seized the moment, or maybe you dropped the ball. Whatever happened, it`s in the past and it`s going to stay there. Now it`s time to look forward to the future. You`ll find plenty more where that came from. The best way to look is by getting involved in other people`s business. If romance is on your mind, know that it`s always a possibility. If you don`t think you`re in the mood for it, just wait. The right situation will make you forget about everything that came before.
You never know what`s going to happen. All you can do is engineer a situation, and then stand back and watch the elements interact. Throwing a surprise party seems like a good idea, but the nature of the surprise changes when old friends attend. Will there be reconciliation or more fireworks? Even romantic partners that agree on everything might contradict each other. Both hear the same thing, but each interprets it differently. Those with truly free spirits will have no hard feelings about any of this. Knowing how to laugh at the unimaginable guarantees that you`ll have an excellent day.
The only way to get anything meaningful done is by doing it yourself. If improvement matters, you`ll find a way. You might even say that you`re on a mission. Visualize the path that you`re choosing, and stay on it no matter what happens. Diversion is unacceptable. Yielding to temptation will only set you back. Unfortunately, the places in which you won`t set foot are suddenly very interesting. This is what all saints and seekers end up facing sooner or later. When your original goal is still more important than anything else, you`ll find other ways to have fun.