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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review
Feb. 07, 2018 - 2:26 - The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful SUV in the world, but is it still a Jeep? @FoxNewsAutos Editor Gary Gastelu took it to the Monticello Motor Club to find out.
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Home Depot Fires Oregon Employee Who Stopped a Kidnapping
A Portland man said he was fired from Home Depot after trying to help a woman who said her child was being kidnapped. Dillon Reagan, 32, said the hardware chain told him that he violated the company’s safety policy when he left the store to track down a potential kidnapper. Reagan told NBC affiliate KGW that after finishing a shift on May 12 he heard a coworker yell for help. He said the coworker saw a violent domestic dispute occur in the store’s parking lot. Reagan said he then stepped outside the store to assist and saw a woman in tears, according to KGW. “There's this lady who’s frantic and crying, ‘Somebody help me please! He's stealing my kid, he's kidnapping my child!’” he remembered. Reagan said that he and his coworker left and called the police. “At the time, the only thing I was thinking about was the child's safety,” he said. According to him, the dispatcher on the phone advised them to follow the man until the police arrived. When officers responded three blocks away, Reagan said that he and the coworker gave statements before returning to the store. He told KGW they returned to the store in about 10 minutes. Reagan, who worked at the store for four years, said he was later reprimanded by his supervisor. “He said, ‘You did the wrong thing. You should have just gone back to work.’” After reviewing the case for a month, Reagan was fired on June 19 from Home Depot. He was cited for arguing with a coworker earlier in the month, so this was his second offense, he said. Home Depot sent a statement to NBC News that said, “We took a second look at this and decided to reverse our decision, based on the circumstances. We always do our diligence to make sure associates are treated fairly, which we’ve done in this case.” The company also said that its “HR leadership wasn’t aware of the termination and once they reviewed the extenuating circumstances they reversed the decision.” When KGW asked Reagan if he wanted to resume his position at the Portland store, he said no. He added that he wants his next employer to not second guess his actions during an emergency. “What's good and what's right supersedes what's policy and what's orders,” Reagan said. “Hands down.” Portland police told NBC News that the case was a "verbal argument" between and a couple that resulted in the man walking away with their child and ultimately no crime was committed.
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Why The Car Industry Still Builds Life-Size Clay Models
They take months to produce, but even today, nothing beats a clay model in imagining a car. In the era of 3-D computer modeling and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, you’d think the car industry might give up on clay modeling. But in fact, the age-old art of layering thousands of pounds of clay over a foam core, spending months shaping every curve by hand, and even storing the model in an air tight container to revisit the next year, is still seen a necessity in the auto industry.
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"Alf" Actor Dies
Michu Meszaros, the actor who played "ALF" in the popular '80s sitcom, has died, according to longtime friend and manager Dennis Varga. Meszaros, who stood only 33 inches tall, had a stroke last Thursday and had been hospitalized since. Varga says the 76-year-old actor died Sunday night. Meszaros wore a full-body suit to portray the alien wiseguy "ALF," which was sometimes portrayed by a puppet. The character was voiced by another actor, Paul Fusco. The NBC series ran four seasons. Meszaros was born in Hungary and joined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in 1973. He performed for U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and became friends with Michael Jackson after Jackson saw him performing, said Varga. Meszaros appeared on the TV series "Dear John" and "H.R. Pufnstuf," and had small roles in movies such as "Look Who's Talking" and "Big Top Pee-wee." A GoFundMe page was recently launched to help Meszaros with medical expenses and funeral costs.
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2015's must have tech toy....the hover board. ***UPDATE!!! Please also see the follow up video links below regarding certain types that have poorly designed either batteries, charging systems, etc. Some houses have burned down due to these toys. The Feds are currently investigating many fires associated to these devices. Buyer beware. https://youtu.be/g_rTrVFYSxY https://youtu.be/YV1o9cam-V0
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Quantum Mechanics: a particle two states at the same time?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3317630/How-Einstein-got-WRONG-Second-paper-proves-spooky-action-distance-real.html ^ "it means that the universe is more likely to be a virtual reality and these particles are not real in themselves - there is no way they can be connected if they were real." "Einstein was not wrong. It just means that the concept of space and time may be an illusion."
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Trump voting crab town left shell shocked by his visa change
New restrictions on a program that allowed seasonal foreign workers to enter the U.S. are devastating Hoopers Island, Maryland. (NBC)
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Study: Marijuana/Weed And Your Brain
(CNN)People who smoked weed regularly as teenagers remembered fewer words as they entered middle age, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Marijuana use is increasingly common among adolescents and young adults in the United States. In fact, a recent survey of high school students found more teens use marijuana than tobacco. One reason: a perception that it's not harmful For this study, researchers randomly selected more than 5,000 young adults from 18 and 30 and followed up with them at varying points over 25 years. At the end of the 25 years, there were more than 3,400 participants still in the study. Their cognitive function was measured using standardized tests of verbal memory, processing speed and executive function. They found current marijuana use was associated with poorer verbal memory and processing speed, and lifetime exposure to marijuana was associated with worse performance in all three areas of cognitive function. Although past exposure to marijuana was associated with worse verbal memory, it does not appear to affect other domains of cognitive function. It is unclear whether there are long-term effects on memory from occasional marijuana use earlier in life and whether there is an impact on other areas of cognitive function. For every five years of past marijuana exposure, verbal memory was lower -- about half of participants remembered one word fewer from a list of 15 words, according to the study. "In this study, there are as much women as men, as much black as white, as much lower education as higher education," said Dr. Reto Auer, one of the study's authors. "It provides a better sense of what the association is in the overall population." Auer said there is a lack of well-performed studies on this topic. As is often the case, more research is needed, he said. Previous studies show similar and consistent results about the potential effects of using marijuana over time. Researchers in New Zealand found people who used marijuana frequently over several decades had poorer cognitive function than those who did not participate in regular use. "Regular" reflects those with five cumulative years of marijuana use over the lifetime. The study analyzed IQ at 13, before marijuana was used, and again at 38. The results showed that the early initiators and constant users demonstrated the largest decline in IQ scores. With the liberalization of medical marijuana laws in the United States, it is becoming easier for adolescents to participate in persistent, daily use of marijuana, according to a commentary also published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This change is making marijuana more readily accessible and could possibly impact the increase of marijuana use in the United States, it said. "The public health challenge is to find effective ways to inform young people who use, or are considering using, marijuana about the cognitive and other risks of long-term daily use," wrote authors Wayne Hall of the Center for Youth Substance Abuse Research at the University of Queensland in Australia and Michael Lynskey of the National Addiction Centre at King's College London. "Young adults may be skeptical about advice on the putative adverse health effects of marijuana, which they may see as being overstated to justify the prohibition on its use," the authors write. "More research on how young people interpret evidence of harm from marijuana and other drugs would be useful in designing more effective health advice."
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Pentagon's UFO Threat Assessment Program - The USA Is Investigating
KLAS-8; Las Vegas - I Team Exclusive - By George Knapp -All Interviews- Harry Reid, Robert Bigelow, Luis Elizondo - Advanced Threat Identification Programme (AATIP) - The USA Is Investigating behind the scenes along with Russia and China. The technology captured by the military around the world represents the next leap in aviation that any super powered nation is anxious to get their hands on to be at the forefront of air superiority. The follow up question is..."if" it's not "man made"...where did it come from?
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'Devil's Drug' Flakka
An emergency room doctor calls it as "five-dollar insanity." A rehab director says it's the "devil's drug." On the street, it's known as flakka — a synthetic crystal imported from China that is wreaking havoc in South Florida and threatening to spread its misery and profits across the country. It's cheap, crazily addictive and terrifying. A single dose smoked, swallowed or snorted can give a user a potent but fleeting rush — or turn them into a paranoid zombie with superhuman strength and off-the-charts vital signs. (NBC) **THIS VIDEO IS NOT BEING MONETIZED FOR $$$ **https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk6ILZAaAMI&t=0s **USELESS COMMENTS ARE OVER AND TIME FOR EVERYBODY TO MOVE ON THANKS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT FROM ALL THE HATERS AND LOVERS OF RELIGION. A VIDEO LINK ABOVE IS JUST FOR YOU.
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Japan's first stealth fighter X-2 unveiled
Added on 11:04 AM ET, Thu January 28, 2016 Could this be the stealth jet of the future? Japan has unveiled a test aircraft for its first domestically-made stealth fighter.
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The History Channel  A&E- Nissan Z - Documentary
History Channel Z Car Documentary reformatted for wide screen viewing. VHS Release Date: February 4, 2000 In the late 1960s, Americans regarded the Japanese auto industry as something of a joke - the manufacturer of tiny, strange looking vehicles that had limited appeal to any but the most frugal consumer.That all changed with the introduction of the 240 Z in 1970. Radical, sleek, fast and sexy, the Z proved the Japanese industry could build something other than an economy car. A true sports car, the Z kept all the good traits that the Japanese cars of the day were known for and added speed and style. It was a winning combination, and it paved the way for the boom in Japanese car sales to come. From the daring decision to target the American market to the brilliant design and the long series of Zs that followed, this is the ultimate look at one of the most significant autos of all time.
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Roger Federer's Huge Racket
Roger Federer and Garbine Murguruza play Victoria Azarenka and Radek Stephanek in an exhibition match on Sunday. With the Australian Open only two weeks away, Federer was in light-hearted spirits in Brisbane, even using an oversized tennis racket to against Azarenka’s leftfield choice of didgeridoo during the match. The 17-time Grand Slam Champion is the defending champion of the Brisbane international tournament which starts on Monday
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Seattle Carjacker Dies in Hail of Bullets After Police Chase
A suspected carjacker died in a hail of police gunfire after allegedly stealing three cars and leading cops on a high-speed chase through Seattle. Police were "piecing together the trail of a 35-year-old violent felon after he brandished two handguns at several downtown businesses Sunday" and fired on officers before the "fatal confrontation" with police, according to a Seattle Police Department statement. Dashcam video released by police on Monday showed squad cars chasing a black Chevy Camaro speeding through the streets. The Chevy was eventually cornered after officers crashed into the Camaro head-on. In the video, officers were seen getting out of their vehicles and shooting repeatedly at the suspect as a cloud of smoke engulfed the car. "SWAT officers approached the suspect and fired," according to the police statement. "The suspect died at the scene, with two guns found in his possession." Officials initially received got a call from a coffee shop in the city's famed Pike Place Market at around 12:35 p.m. local time (3:35 p.m. ET) after a sweating suspect who was "acting nervously" entered the cafe. "He began manipulating a handgun in his pocket, leading employees to call 911," according to police. The suspect left and was then seen threatening employees and brandishing a gun in a nearby Turkish restaurant, a surfing and snowboarding store and finally a tattoo parlor, according to police. He then ran into an alley behind the tattoo parlor where he commandeered a red Volkswagen Golf, police said. He then carjacked a red minivan, and tried unsuccessfully to take a Mercedes at a local gas station, before going on to steal the Chevy Camaro from a car rental agency, which is when police began pursuing him. The suspect fired on police officers during the chase through northern Seattle, officials said. "The pursuit ended in the Wedgwood neighborhood, where officers collided head-on with the suspect's Camaro," according to the police statement. "An uninvolved motorist's SUV was also struck during the incident." "The suspect reportedly pointed his gun at officers and began maneuvering the Camaro towards police, who opened fire," according to police. No bystanders were hurt during the incident. Twelve police officers were on paid administrative leave as the department investigated the shootout.
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Go behind the scenes of Macy's holiday windows 2015
NEW YORK — Macy's is celebrating the holidays with up to 2,000 pounds of glitter and fake snow. That's how much of the sparkly stuff adorns this year's famed Macy's Herald Square holiday window displays, set to be unveiled Friday. More than a year in the making, the windows require hundreds of technicians — including carpenters, electricians and sculptors — to pull together. This year the windows are based on The Peanuts gang, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Festive store windows have been a New York holiday tradition since the 1870s, when Macy's started featuring dolls in Christmas scenes. Since then, the windows have transformed into elaborate, animated and interactive displays. Take a look at how one of the windows, featuring Peanuts character Schroeder playing his piano, came together in the days before the window reveal.
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cop pulls gun out on crowded rio beach
Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Security has been stepped up along Rio de Janeiro's popular beaches after swarms of robbers attacked beachgoers and local residents responded with more violence. Just 10 months before the Olympic Games kick off, groups of young thieves have swept through the popular Ipanema and Copacabana beaches grabbing wallets and cell phones. National television broadcast images of the incidents, setting off panic. In the videos, victims and police try to chase down suspects, scrambling over people packed onto the sand. In one video, a policeman pulls out his gun in the middle of the beach after being pelted by balls of sand. In another, a British tourist sobs after robbers, she says, stole everything. "It's a cat and mouse thing," said Michael Doyle, a flight attendant strolling along a stretch of beach where many of the robberies have taken place. "But there are so many people on the beach, it's hard for the police to catch them."
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Rental Home Owner Finds 50,000 lbs of Garbage in House
A Portland rental home owner is very upset when he discovers that a home that he'd been renting for several years to two people has been left full of trash- not just some trash, but 50,000 pounds worth. KGW's Katherine Cook reports.
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Rib robber: Brazen meat thief steals high-priced food
Oct. 30, 2015 - 1:58 - Surveillance camera catches man walk out of store with around $400 worth of frozen meat
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KIC 8462852-Space anomaly gets extraterrestrial intelligence experts' attention
(CNN)The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute has its eyes -- and soon possibly one of the United States' premier telescopes -- focused on an anomaly that some astronomers can't quite explain. Users on the online astronomy crowdsourcing interface, Planet Hunters, discovered a peculiar light pattern between the Cygnus and Lyra constellations a few years ago. The group uses publicly available data gathered by NASA's Kepler Telescope, which has been tasked with finding Earth-like planets by searching for the periodic dimming of stars that might suggest such a planet is passing by. http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/15/world/extraterrestrial-intelligence-anomaly/index.html
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Back to the Future: DeLorean Going Back Into Production After 34-Year Break
It's back to the future — and back into production — for the DeLorean. The sleek sports car, immortalized in the "Back to the Future" movies, is going to start rolling off the assembly line next year after a 34-year break, the DeLorean Motor Company announced Wednesday.
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EM DRIVE: Will This ‘Impossible’ Motor Take People to Other Planets?
British engineer Roger Shawyer first demonstrated the EM drive in 2003. His idea centers around the device's copper cone-shaped chamber. When microwaves are fired into this cone, they bounce around and, somehow, generate thrust to make it move. EM drive supporters have offered various explanations for how it might obey the laws of nature, including that it's somehow interacting with the gravitational field that surrounds everything in the universe.
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Look inside 'The Brady Bunch' house
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(Chris Watts) Struggled With Debt & Alleged (Gay?)Affair Before Allegedly Killing His Entire Family
Couple files for bankruptcy in 2015 As stunned friends and neighbors ask how the story of a couple that seemed so picture perfect could end so tragically, bankruptcy filings reveal a family that had struggled financially. Chris and Shanann Watts filed for bankruptcy in June 2015, according to documents in the court record. That was after they bought their house, an asset valued at $400,000, records show. The year prior to the bankruptcy filing, the couple had a combined income of $91,000 -- most of it earned by Chris Watts, who made about $63,000 from his job at Anadarko Petroleum, records show. The rest was earned by Shanann Watts, who worked in 2014 at Children's Hospital Colorado. Still, they were about $70,000 in debt, most of it from student loans and credit card purchases, according to the filings. The couple reported two savings accounts with a total of $9.51 and a joint checking account with $864. By all accounts, they appeared to have moved past that, with Shanann Watts posting numerous times this year about her new job at a lifestyle company. She was also 15 weeks pregnant with a son the couple planned to name Niko, her brother, Frankie Rzucek, posted on Facebook.
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The "Hood" is changing: How gentrification effects every cities’ neighborhoods
MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff takes a second look at his own neighborhood in Los Angeles, and changing neighborhoods around the country, to see what happens when the rents go up and the artisan coffee shops appear.
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Friendly Dog...Awwwwwww!!
Watch this mailman make this dog’s day A dog owner caught his friendly neighborhood mailman on tape as he stops by every day – even if there is no mail – to pet this enormous German Shepherd puppy.
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Just Cool Cars: 1954 King Midget
USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard introduces us to Lance Fletcher and his 1954 King Midget.
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Big Payout Coming for Most Madoff Victims
Almost seven years after the collapse of the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, many victims who lost big in Bernard Madoff’s crooked plot will be getting a handsome paycheck, officials said today. Stephen Harbeck, President and CEO of the Securities Investors Protection Corporation, told ABC News that anyone who invested up to $1,161,000 will “be made completely whole” in the latest round of distribution payments, per a new motion filed in a New York bankruptcy court today. Harbeck said that will affect a majority of the people who had valid claims to being a Madoff victim. For those who invested more, Harbeck said they could get back at least 61 cents on the dollar for their investments if their claim has been approved. “Coming out of a Ponzi scheme with 61 percent of what you started out with is a major victory,” Harbeck said. PHOTOS: Anniversary Behind Bars, Where Are Bernie Madoff's Insiders? FULL COVERAGE: Bernie Madoff See Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner as Bernie and Ruth Madoff U.S. officials have managed to recover $11 billion of the $17 billion that they believe was lost when the Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2008, the biggest chunk coming from the bank accounts of a deceased alleged co-conspirator of Madoff’s, Jeffrey Picower. Picower’s widow agreed to turn over $7.2 billion to the victims, virtually every dollar her husband made in the Madoff scheme – more than Madoff himself, officials said. “I think it was Mr. Picower probably as an individual by far made the most money,” said David Sheehan, a partner at BakerHostetler working with his colleague Irving Picard, the court-appointed banking trustee charged with recovering Madoff’s ill-gotten profits. “That was an amazing day when we actually settled the case and I was getting reports from J.P. Morgan Chase where we actually had the escrow account. In would come a billion dollars, in would come two billion dollars. Phenomenal event.” Picard told ABC News that after the next round of payouts, the trust will have paid out over $9 billion, and it hopes to recover and distribute $3 to $4 billion more. The distribution payment plan filed in court today is the sixth so far. “It’s been very exciting and the most extraordinary experience of my career,” Sheehan said. It has also been profitable for Sheehan, Picard and his associates at BakerHostetler. Sheehan estimated total legal fees could reach up to $1 billion for the various battles the trustees are fighting with those, he says, who ended up profiting off Madoff’s less fortunate victims. Helen Chaitman, an attorney who has represented hundreds of Madoff victims and was one herself, says the Securities Investors Protection Corporation is a “disgrace,” saying that Picard and his associates have misinterpreted legal statutes in part to enrich themselves through legal fees. Acting like the new round of distribution is a win for the investors, she said, “is a terrible perversion of justice,” Chaitman told ABC News. Picard said that the $1 billion in legal fees leading to the payouts they’ve won for victims is a “very good return on an investment.” “As a number, it’s high,” Picard said, “but in the context of what’s going on in this case, I don’t think [it’s too high].” Ronnie Sue Ambrosino, another Madoff victim, also criticized the trustee’s work, saying there’s been “no justice.” Ambrosino told ABC News she and her husband got a much smaller payout because they had taken out so much from their account over the years and that was subtracted from the total due. She says she should have been reimbursed for the full amount on her final account statement, but the bankruptcy trustee said it would not be “fair” to reimburse victims based on the fictitious profits Madoff created. Ambrosino disputes the way the trustees calculate the payouts. In 2009 Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison. The 77-year-old is serving his time in at FCI Butner, a medium-security facility in North Carolina. ABC News' Lee Ferran contributed to this report.
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Doomsay Vault-1st Country To Make A Withdrawl Is Syria
Svalbard, Norway (CNN)Humanity has had to cash in on its insurance policy earlier than expected. Deep in the side of a mountain in the Arctic archipelago is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Known as the "Doomsday Vault," this seed bank -- operated by the Norwegian government and containing a seed of just about every known crop in the world -- is meant to be humanity's backup in the event of a catastrophe that devastates crops. http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/europe/svalbard-global-seed-vault-syria/index.html
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Road-Rage Caught on Video #2-Driver who ran over motorcyclist charged with attempted murder
The driver of a car who allegedly steered his car into, and over, a motorcycle with two riders after an exchange of heated words had his charges upgraded to two counts of attempted murder. The victims are recovering from a broken leg and road rash. NBC’s Kerry sanders reports for TODAY
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Young trucker ( Mary Lambright) destroys historic Indiana bridge
A historic iron bridge was destroyed when a 23-year woman drove her 30-ton trailer across it - because she got her math wrong and did not realize she was five times over the 6-ton weight limit. Mary Lambright was attempting to haul a 53-foot box trailer containing 43,000 pounds of bottled water to a Walmart parking lot with her Volvo truck on Christmas Day in Paoli, Indiana. She drove onto the iron 1880 structure and immediately hit the top of the bridge as her truck was too high. The structure then buckled the under the pressure and collapsed at around 12 noon. Mary Lambright, 23, didn't make it across a historic bridge in Paoli, Indiana, because her truck was too heavy Lambright tried crossing on Christmas while hauling about fives times what the bridge could handle Lambright, of Fredericksburg, told police she knew the iron bridge had a weight limit of six tons and wasn't equipped for semis due to a sign that was posted, but said she didn't know how many pounds were in six tons. Lambright and her 17-year-old cousin who was in the passenger seat managed to escape unharmed. 'She's a very inexperienced driver,' Paoli Police Chief Randy Sanders said of Lambright explaining that she had left the Amish order a year or so ago, reports Herald Times Online. The Amish use nonmotorized modes of transportation so her experience could be limited to horse-and-buggy transportation. Most Amish are not permitted to drive motor vehicles but are allowed to hire outsiders — known as 'English' — to drive them. Sanders says Lambright, was an independent driver, hauling the bottled water in a leased truck from Penske for Louisville Logistics. Lambright and her 17-year-old cousin escaped unharmed, but the bridge collapsed under the truck's weight According to police, Lambright was attempting to make a delivery at a Walmart when she missed a turning, reports WBIW. She said she tried to turn around in a parking lot, but it was not possible because there was equipment in the way. She told police she did not feel confident in backing up the truck so she then attempted to cross the iron bridge. Lambright was traveling more than 30 miles per hour in order to get the vehicle stuck that far on the bridge, according to police. Police cited her for reckless operation of a tractor-trailer, a class B misdemeanor; disregarding a traffic control device, a class B infraction; and overweight on posted bridge. She could be fined for the infractions and Louisville Logistics could also face legal action. Lambright received her Commercial Drivers License (CDL) endorsement in May. The French Lick Fire Department wrote on Facebook: 'Bridge collapse in Paoli with no injuries reported. 'What a sad day for the Old Iron Bridge located on South Gospel St.' Although some Facebook commenters blamed the driver, many others blamed the school that certified her and the company that allowed her to get behind the wheel. One person wrote: 'I would look into the trucking school or trucking company that sponsored her training. 'How do you go thru CDL school and get certified and not know the very basics of weight and/or the weight of even your empty truck and trailer which is still too heavy?'
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Marijuana linked traffic fatalities on the rise, AAA warns
One of the nation’s top traffic safety organizations is issuing an urgent warning about driving while high. AAA says that in some states that have legalized marijuana, fatal accidents involving drivers who’ve consumed pot are on the rise.
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Polaris Slingshot Test Drive
The Polaris Slingshot is rewriting the rules 2015 Polaris Slingshot Type: 2-seat autocycle Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder Power: 173 hp, 166 lb-ft torque Transmission: 5-speed manual
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First look at Navy's experimental railgun that can fire at 4,500 miles an hour
In conventional guns, a bullet loses velocity from the moment the gunpowder ignites and sends it flying. The railgun projectile instead gains speed as it travels the length of a 32-foot barrel, exiting the muzzle at 4,500 miles an hour, or more than a mile a second. “This is going to change the way we fight,” said U.S. Navy Adm. Mat Winter, the head of the Office of Naval Research.
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The Tunnel Underneath El Paso, Texas
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Woman burns down apartment building trying to kill bedbugs
Woman burns down apartment building trying to kill bedbugs Nov. 06, 2015 - 1:50 - More than two dozen families were burned out of their homes
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Parrot's new Bebop Drone 2
New flying drone 'for everybody' takes off Henri Seydoux, CEO & Founder of Parrot, presented Parrot's new Bebop Drone 2 in San Francisco on Tuesday. Theresa Chong for USA TODAY.
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Is nuclear fusion about to change our world?
(CNN)Hey 21st century, where's that nuclear fusion power reactor you promised? Tens of billions of dollars have been spent in the past 60 years, entire careers have been invested, but the ability to produce a commercially viable nuclear fusion reactor remains undemonstrated. After beating our heads against the wall for so long, you might ask: Why keep trying? Because on paper, fusion has the potential to save the planet. Imagine a world powered by a cheap, safe, clean, virtually limitless, sustainable fuel source such as water. If fuel and energy are cheap and available to all nations, that reduces global political tensions. If our energy comes from a clean-burning fuel source, that reduces air pollution. All that would be good, right? Billionaires such as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen apparently think so. They've each thrown their money into a different fusion development company, each with its own idea how to solve the fusion puzzle, according to Forbes.
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Fullsize GM SUVs have a problem that's making owners sick
Some fullsize SUV owners are getting sick, thanks to a buffeting and vibration problem in 2015 model year examples of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon. According to owners' complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue can vary from an annoying vibration inside the cabin to an experience so severe that it leads to dizziness and headaches. General Motors is aware of the complaints, but the fix isn't so simple. According to spokesperson Tom Wilkinson to Autoblog, the company "has been tracking this issue for a while." The problem has a fairly low incidence rate, but when it does occur the issue can be "uncomfortable and annoying for owners." There's no precise cause for the issue, Wilkinson claims, and in some cases, simply balancing the tires or changing the door seals can make it go away. However, not all of the fixes are so simple. AutoGuide dug deep into the problem and discovered a GM preliminary information bulletin that advised dealers to remove the headliner and to check the roof's bonds to the bows that go across the vehicle. However, that document included a note that the solution might not entirely eliminate things. According to AutoGuide, adding Dynamat insulation to the roof sometimes helped the problem. A GM spokesperson also told AutoGuide the company fixed the problem at the end of the 2015 model year, and didn't go into any more detail. This roof issue seems linked to some of the worst droning in these SUVs. According to one complaint from a 2015 Suburban owner to NHTSA: "Roof will not remain attached to the roof bows. This causes the buffeting similar to a window being down when all are up. The results span from annoying to painful." A 2015 Yukon owner claims to have another alleged cause for the problem in a NHTSA complaint from February 2015. This person brought their SUV to the dealer seven times over the course of four weeks for vibrations. The dealer replaced the driveshaft, suspension components, and more, but nothing worked. According to an engineer to the service adviser: "In an effort to prevent roll overs, they designed the frame and body mounts too stiff. There are 40 engineers working on issues, they have no solutions that work across the board." Wilkinson told Autoblog that GM is working with customers on an individual basis to rectify things. Since these are newer vehicles, dealers should also fix the problem under warranty. He advised affected customers to contact their service department first, but if that doesn't work get in touch with GM directly. The automaker wants to "make things right" for these owners, he said.
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UFO - What Is It?
Is it or isn’t it? Video of a strange object in the sky near a military base in Dayton, Ohio, had the internet buzzing Sunday over whether it was a UFO, "Fox & Friends" reported. “It looks like it’s moving with the clouds,” a woman is heard saying on the video. The 13-minute YouTube video appears to show an object hovering and disappearing into the clouds near the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which housed an Air Force project that documented alleged UFO and extraterrestrial sightings from 1947 to 1969. A couple spotted the object as they were watching the sunset from their home, London's Daily Mirror reported Saturday. They sent the video to Tyler Glockner at Secure Team 10, which describes itself on Twitter as “bringing exposure of the alien phenomenon and those trying to hide it back to the masses,” the paper reported. Glockner claims the same object has been seen two other times in the skies over Dayton, according to the Mirror. https://youtu.be/tZbB1gP3uB8 ^News is based on this footage submitted to Secure10 Due to the flood of moronic comments; commenting is disabled.
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Are Space and Time An Illusion?
Are Space and Time An Illusion Space Time PBS Digital Studios
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NYT Op Ed: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?
In a New York Times op-ed, an African American college professor wondered if his children "can truly be friends with white people." Ekow N. Yankah, a professor at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, said he will be raising his sons to be wary of friendships with white people. "Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part nearly escaped. I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust," Yankah wrote. "Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people." "In the coming years, when my boys ask again their questions about who can be their best friend, I pray for a more hopeful answer," he concluded.
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Ukraine cat 'adopts' baby squirrels
A mother cat in Ukraine has adopted two rescued baby squirrels, feeding them among her litter of newborn kittens. The baby red squirrels were rescued by local police. Now they have found shelter and love in an unlikely place - adopted into a family of cats. The three-year-old mother cat recently delivered her own litter. Local police rescued the squirrel pups when a local resident found them abandoned. The police asked the manager of a local private zoo to find the animals a home. And cat owner Karina Vengrovska agreed to take them in. Belka, whose name in ukrainian means "Squirrel," did not hesitate. The cat has taken to nursing, cuddling and licking the two baby squirrels. Her owner is part of the zoo's management team. Once they are strong enough, the baby red squirrels will be placed into an outdoor enclosure with other squirrels at the private zoo.
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Watch Driver escapes police in epic car chase
pr. 16, 2018 - 3:57 - A reckless driver in South Yorkshire, UK evaded police in an epic car chase, only to get himself arrested from a really dumb move. (FOX)
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Meet the Border 'Tunnel Rats' Patrolling Deep Underneath the U.S., Mexico Border
On the surface the deterrents are clear, but deep underneath there are U.S. border patrol agents patrolling the U.S., Mexico border.
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Ben Carson Aides Resign, Cite Conflicts With Armstrong Williams As The Problem
Two of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s top aides have quit his campaign, signaling that the once high-flying antigay contender is in trouble. Campaign manager Barry Bennett and communications director Doug Watts resigned today, NBC News reports, with Bennett citing tensions with controversial Carson adviser and business manager Armstrong Williams. Williams created problems that were “undercutting any good news we had,” Bennett told NBC. Another source, unidentified, told the network Williams has been an “ongoing problem since day one.” They did not say if any of the problems related to past sexual harassment allegations involving Williams. Earlier this month, just before the Republican debate in Las Vegas, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt took out a full-page ad in a Vegas paper offering up to $1 million for “confirmable information” that would prove conservative commentator Williams “initiated unwanted sexual advances toward other men.” Williams was the target of a 1997 lawsuit claiming he sexually harassed a male producer who worked with him on a radio program and as his personal trainer. Williams, who has said he is heterosexual, denied the accusations and settled the lawsuit out of court years ago. Today Williams told NBC he had nothing to do with the personnel changes and bore no rancor toward Bennett and Watts, who he believes resented his close relationship with Carson. “It’s easy to blame,” he said. “I have nothing but praise for these guys. I knew they had issues with me, we worked around them — it’s like a family.” Williams added, “I’m not a part of the official campaign and I never will be.” But Bennett told The Hill today, “I called Ben this morning … and explained to him the root of the problem is that you told me Armstrong is not involved in the campaign but he clearly is. My frustration level is boiling over, so I told him I think it’s best that I leave." Bennett also objected to interviews Carson gave last week saying he was considering major changes in his campaign, although the candidate then expressed “100 percent confidence” in his staff. “The entire team was left wondering if they had a job,” Bennett told The Hill. “It made for a great Christmas.” After the departure of Bennett and Watts, he issued a statement saying retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bob Dees, who has been a foreign policy adviser to Carson, will become campaign chairman, and senior strategist Ed Brookover will take the job of campaign manager.
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A Road Rage Killer....Killed By Another With Road Rage
A convicted road rage murderer was killed Wednesday after getting into an altercation with a driver in a separate traffic incident, Florida officials said. Gary Lynn Durham, 40, who served 11 years behind bars for killing a man in a 2001 road rage dispute, got into the confrontation with motorist Robert Padgett, 42, at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Plant City, Florida, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. "They were going back and forth in a road rage incident, and the shooter reportedly had tried to avoid and evade him, and at some point, the deceased guy ended up getting in front of him and stopping in the middle of the roadway and getting out and came back and confronted him," Larry McKinnon, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, told NBC News. Padgett then fired at least one round from his semi-automatic handgun. He then administered CPR on Durham while waiting for deputies to arrive, officials said. Durham later died. According to police records, Durham was arrested and charged with manslaughter in November 2001 after following a driver who he exchanged words with while behind the wheel. Durham approached Timothy Gibbs, 48, in a parking lot and punched him so hard it left him brain dead. Gibbs later died in a hospital. Gibbs' widow Nancy told NBC affiliate WFLA after hearing of Durham's death, ""I know it's not the Christian thing to say, but this is poetic justice." Durham's killer, Padgett, was not arrested, and no charges have been filed while authorities investigate the incident, McKinnon said. Charges will hinge on whether investigators determine Padgett was acting in self-defense — and whether his actions meet the legal requirements of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" doctrine. Normally, a citizen has a duty to retreat when confronted with what they perceive to be deadly force. But Stand Your Ground mostly removes that, meaning individuals who feel threatened are no longer required to try to quell a situation first before they have the right to use deadly force in self-defense. Florida enacted its Stand Your Ground law in 2005. "If you had the opportunity to disengage and had wiggle room to get out of the situation, that's what the [self-defense] law requires you to do — otherwise, you could face criminal liability," McKinnon said. "But when Stand Your Ground took effect, that pretty much in essence took away an individual's obligation to have to take that road." Once the investigation is complete, the state attorney's office will review it and determine whether it meets the requirements of a Stand Your Ground case. "It's going to be a little more difficult in this case, when your aggressor ended up having a prison stint for the exact same thing, almost," McKinnon said.
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