Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to pressFri, 21 Jul 2017 23:39 | Yahoo News
Maybe hoping for the last word, Sean Spicer took another dig at the press in a “Hannity” appearance Friday.
Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal ShootingSat, 22 Jul 2017 12:06 | Yahoo View
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.
Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across CaliforniaSat, 22 Jul 2017 12:04 | Yahoo View
Among the fires is the most destructive wildfire in the U.S. this year, which crept within a mile of the historic tourist town of Mariposa.
Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrineSun, 23 Jul 2017 15:56 | Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Iran rejects US threats over detained AmericansSat, 22 Jul 2017 13:26 | AFP
Iran's government rejected US demands to release detained Americans on Saturday, saying it had no control over the judiciary. "The judiciary, courts and judges in Iran are completely independent, as in any other country," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement. "Any interventionist and threatening statement by American officials and institutions has no effect on the will and determination of the country's judicial system to try and punish criminals and violators of the country's laws and national security," Ghasemi added.
Mom of Teen Who Went Missing at Sea with Friend Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Other FamilySun, 23 Jul 2017 11:43 | Inside Edition
She claims their negligence led to the boys' deaths in the suit.
The Future Of Kindergarten Is Less Play, More WorkSat, 22 Jul 2017 06:10 | International Business Times
Being a kindergartner today is more like first grade.
Elon Musk scraps the idea of a Model 3 with a solar panel roofSat, 22 Jul 2017 15:01 | BGR News
For as long as Elon Musk has been involved in the tech world, he has demonstrated an almost unrivaled obsession with dreaming big and boldly pursuing initiatives that objectively seem downright crazy at first glance. From his work at SpaceX to his more recent effort to create underground tunnels capable of transporting cars at speeds as high as 125 MPH, Musk, to his great credit, is a man of action.
Still, when you have as many outrageous and ambitious ideas as Musk, not everything can become a reality. That said, the idea that the Model 3 -- or any subsequent Tesla vehicle -- might one day feature a roof with embedded solar panels has finally been put to rest by Musk. Recall, Musk initially floated the idea of a Model 3 outfitted with solar roof technology late last year, even going so far as to say that Tesla would "probably offer that as an option."
A few months later, Musk revealed that he decided to scrap the idea. During a speech at the National Governors Association a few days ago, Musk said that he actively had Tesla engineers look into the feasibility of a roof embedded with solar panels before realizing that it just wouldn't work out.
"I really thought about this," Musk said. "I pushed my team. Is there some way we can do it on the car? Technically, if you have some sort of transformer-like thing that will pop out of the trunk like a hardtop convertible that ratchets solar panels over the car, and provided you are in the sun, that would be enough to generate 20 to 30 miles a day of electricity. It’s a difficult way to do it."
Still, the idea of a solar panel roof atop of a Tesla vehicle sounds a lot cooler than it would actually be in practice. Given the surface area of the roof, Musk's 20-30 mile figure seems wildly optimistic. A solar panel roof could certainly come in handy in dire situations, but it's far from being a game-changer.
Video of Musk's full remarks can be seen over here.
Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: PostFri, 21 Jul 2017 20:40 | Reuters
Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials. A U.S. official confirmed to Reuters that Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's accounts of two conversations with Sessions, then a U.S. senator and key foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump, were intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was nothing automatically inappropriate about Sessions, then a U.S. senator as well as a Trump supporter, discussing policy matters or even Trump's thinking about them with a foreign diplomat.
Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliffSat, 22 Jul 2017 12:23 | The Telegraph
More than 200 sheep have died after they hurtled over the edge of a cliff in the Pyrenees mountains while being chased by a bear. Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountain range that straddles the French-Spanish border, where they were reintroduced 20 years ago after disappearing in the early 1990s. The sheep belonged to a farmer in the Couflens area on the French side of the border, but their bodies were found last Sunday at the foot of a cliff just over the border in Spain. The rest of the large flock was missing after dispersing over the mountains while fleeing the attack. Local authorities sent experts to examine the scene during the week and they concluded that the sheep had been running away from a bear. The sheep’s owner will be compensated for each of the 209 animals found dead, which is standard practice in such cases as part of the deal made between the government and farmers when brown bears from Slovenia were introduced in the late 1990s. Firefighters rescue Dolly the sheep from 15ft fall into rock crevice 00:47 But the deaths provoked an angry statement from the militant Confédération Paysanne (Farmers’ Federation) which demanded immediate action to stop deadly attacks by bears on livestock. “Pastoralism, which is a guarantor of biodiversity and of a living and welcoming mountain region, is not compatible with the reintroduction of large predators,” it said in a statement. “The state, which is responsible for the reintroduction of the bears, should remove the ones that are causing problems and should not reintroduce any more bears,” it said. The verbal protest was the latest battle in the long-running war between livestock farmers and animal conservationists who believe bears have their rightful pace in the mountain range. Herd of bison sees off pack of wolves in incredible footage 01:22 A similar battle is going on over the growing presence of wolves in France. On Thursday the government gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountain areas, mostly in the southeast, where they have killed around 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, over the past year. The cull of up to 40 wolves by July next year represents a little over 10 percent of France's total wolf population. Wolves were eradicated in France in the 1930s but began to arrive back from Italy in the 1990s.
Teenage cheerleader accused of killing newborn baby and burying it in gardenSat, 22 Jul 2017 05:49 | The Independent
An 18-year-old cheerleader has been arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in her backyard, with investigators revealing the baby was alive at the time of birth. Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide in the US state of Ohio on Friday after evidence emerged that the child “was not a stillborn baby”, according to the Dayton Daily News. Authorities determined the infant died more than two months ago and only found the child's remains because of a tip from a doctor's office.
Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officerFri, 21 Jul 2017 23:45 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.
Russia is responsible for 'hot war' in Ukraine: US envoySun, 23 Jul 2017 13:01 | AFP
The new US special envoy on Ukraine said Sunday that Russia is responsible for the "hot war" in the country's east, after fresh clashes between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker, who was appointed this month as the State Department's special representative for negotiations to end more than three years of fighting, was visiting on the eve of telephone talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on how to stem a conflict that has claimed 10,000 lives. "This is not a frozen conflict, this is a hot war and it is an immediate crisis that we all need to address as quickly as possible," Volker said while visiting the government-controlled city of Kramatorsk in the war-torn Donetsk region.
Aries Horoscope for Sunday, July 23, 2017
The plans don`t call for you giving up just yet, Aries. Your request hasn`t actually been denied, it`s just taking a while for it to get processed. When frustration starts to set in, try to remember that you`re dealing with a literal-minded person or system. Appearances can be a bit deceiving when the Moon is in its current Sign. A so-called dunce might really be an idiot savant. Computer professionals will most likely come to see the light a little later in the day.
If you want to get anywhere, you`ll leave the outrageous hand gestures and big vocabulary words at home. When Stars are in their current position, you have a much better chance of getting what you want when you ask for it realistically. Find a way to distill all of those wild possibilities into a finite set of workable options, Taurus. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to approach outside sources, your friends are behind you all the way.
You`re here bright and early for another day at the school of hard knocks. How did you get into this situation? You can blame some of it on the Stars, but you have a way of finding trouble on your own as well. Be on the lookout for miscommunications to arise in either a work- or family-related situation -- and possibly both. If you remain calm and flexible, however, you will be able to work things out quickly and painlessly.
Time sure flies when you`re having the time of your life. The game is over way before you`re ready to let it end. If you ignore the last ride offered, there may be a long walk in your immediate future, but that doesn`t even seem to bother you. As far as you`re concerned, this is the perfect opportunity to explore new side streets. Keep in mind that you can still preserve your dignity as you yield to common sense this evening.
Leave the wheeling and dealing to the experts, Leo. It might be fun to play with pretend money, but the real thing should be off limits to you at the moment. As it is, hot property will probably burn you instead of just keeping you warm. Share a few of your thoughts with the right people instead of telling everything to everyone. Keep your dreams in a safe place for now, and don`t peek at them for a few days.
The people around you might be wondering if you can handle this, but you know that the answer is yes. A project gets deeper and more complex with each piece that falls into place. You knew that this was coming, and perhaps you`re secretly pleased. Right now you`d much rather do something -- even if it`s as complicated as this -- instead of just sitting on your hands. You`re so wrapped up in your work that you might just be the last one to leave the building.
You have a full schedule today, so why are you wasting your valuable time hanging around here? Pay your respects to the proper people and then move on. When the Moon is in its current Sign, some situations have a tendency to only get worse when you give them more attention. Forget about the all of the unnecessary details -- it`s time to remember what used to excite you. When it comes to networking, keeping an old connection still carries a fresh charge.
Come on, Scorpio -- is it really necessary to think about bringing work home for this coming weekend? Spend your free time playing, experimenting and satisfying your soul. When the Moon is in Pisces, you are among the few who dare to laugh in the face of fear, and you aren`t afraid to snap your fingers at whatever contradicts your beautiful illusion. You know that you`ve won when others start to notice your imaginary landscape.
If you can`t see where you`re going, you will have to rely on your other senses to lead the way. Echoes can easily help you to determine the size or emptiness of your space. If you find out that you`re all alone here, at least you`ll be able to concentrate. Even when others fail to come through, you`ll always be able to count on your own strength. Besides, being able to count on yourself is probably one of the best survival skills a person can have.
You were looking forward to enjoying the sensation of suspense for another day or so, but the Stars make that impossible. Unfortunately, it seems as if some killjoy always has to strip away the mystery at times like these. Now that the surprise has been ruined, it`s time to move on. Spend the majority of your day implementing what came up in the creative meeting. The more you know about a new product or process, the less rope you`ll give your critics.
There`s no use trying to get blood out of a turnip, Aquarius. Budgetary issues reign supreme, but after that, anything goes. Don`t waste your time being miserable about being turned down for a loan or the fact that your checkbook doesn`t balance out to the exact penny. There`s much more to your life than financial woes. In fact, reformed and recovering people find a lot of good reasons to smile today. Get outside and enjoy a long walk.
What is it that you truly want to be doing this very moment? Whatever it is, you have the freedom to explore it. Fall in love, make your art or somehow flood the world with your wondrous essence. With the Moon in your Sign for one last day this month, your mind is in orbit and your heart is in ecstasy. When you`re surrounded by this much positive energy, the strangest way to do things is always the best. If a road trip is on the agenda, take a friend along for the ride.