Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter FraudWed, 15 Aug 2018 07:11 | HuffPost
Ohio's secretary of state subtly condemned the right-wing websites, including
Child's Remains Found At New Mexico Compound Identified As Missing Georgia BoyThu, 16 Aug 2018 17:41 | HuffPost
New Mexico authorities Thursday said the remains found Aug. 6 at a makeshift
Brennan fires back at Trump: Claims of 'no collusion' are 'hogwash'Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:13 | Yahoo News
A day after President Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance, the New York Times published a blistering op-ed by the former CIA director, who disputes Trump’s assertion that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.
Satanic Temple's Baphomet Raises Hell Over Religious Freedom In ArkansasThu, 16 Aug 2018 21:24 | HuffPost
Members and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-
Sea-through: Amazing underwater gallery captures transparent 'aliens' of the deepWed, 15 Aug 2018 09:54 | Yahoo News Photo Staff
Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips this year and ended up with this beautiful collection of sea creatures, most of them in the area of Anilao.Cai loves blackwater diving and photography; he uses special lighting to illuminate his photos, as they are all taken in deep, dark waters. ...
Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warnThu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00 | The Telegraph
Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out. Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of inundating coastal cities, researchers found in a study focusing on the city of Macau in China. Currently it is considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying within a major earthquake zone. At today's sea level, it would take a very powerful earthquake tipping past magnitude 8.8 to cause widespread tsunami flooding in Macau. But a half-metre rise in sea level - predicted to occur in the region by 2060 - could more than double the chances of a huge tsunami swamping the territory, according to the research. A three-foot sea level rise, expected by 2100, would increase the risk up to 4.7 times. The source of the earthquake danger is the Manila Trench, a massive crack in the floor of the South China Sea formed by the collision of two tectonic plates. It has generated numerous earthquakes, though none larger than magnitude 7.8 since the 1560s. A modest rise in sea levels would greatly amplify the tsunami threat from smaller earthquakes, the computer simulation study showed. Cities most prone to natural disaster Lead researcher Dr Robert Weiss, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US, said: "Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsunamis in the future can have the same adverse impacts as big tsunamis would today. "The South China Sea is an excellent starting point for such a study because it is an ocean with rapid sea-level rise and also the location of many mega cities with significant worldwide consequences if impacted." The team's findings are reported in the journal Science Advances.
Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rainFri, 17 Aug 2018 01:14 | AFP
A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain, authorities said Friday, with all 165 people on board safely evacuated. The Xiamen Airlines aircraft, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass and ripping off its left engine, airport general manager Ed Monreal said. Four people suffered "superficial scratches" as they evacuated the Boeing 737-800 jet, which had flown to the Philippine capital from Xiamen in southeast China, he added.
Couple whose caravan wheel sparked California wildfire told ‘it’s not your fault’Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:37 | The Independent
A couple whose caravan accident started one of the largest wildfires in California history have been told by local residents told:: “It's not your fault”. Authorities have not identified the owners of the mobile home vehicle, but that has not stopped the community affected by the Carr wildfire to send an outpouring of support in Facebook posts, letters, and cards. The trailer experienced a flat tyre on 23 July near Redding, California, and the steel rim of the wheel scraped against the asphalt, creating the spark which ignited dry brush near the side of the road.
Aries Horoscope for Friday, August 17, 2018
Friends and acquaintances will surprise you by coming out of the woodwork with their offers of help. For once, you are in the unique position of being able to handpick which coworkers you want to work with on your project. Once you have assembled your team of like-minded individuals, you will excel as their leader. It may be challenging, but if you plan ahead, you will accomplish a lot and perhaps make some new friends in the process. When all is said and done, be sure to give credit where credit is due.
You may be wondering `Is it me or is it the rest of the world?` Maybe some big change happened while you were asleep. Suddenly, the recent past feels like the good old days. Take some time to explore what has been going on in your life recently. Is there some aspect you wish you could change? It`s a good time to do some self-reflection. Try to figure out what you could have done differently in the past, and realize that you still have the power to change your future.
Intellectual communion drives you. Share your ideas with anyone who will listen -- it could lead to something unexpected and wonderful. Tonight, minds meet, dance together and embrace, whether at a social event or in cyberspace. Spend time with friends or find someone online who has something in common with you. Join a club or group where you can share your experiences. People around you will be motivated by what you offer to the conversation.
You definitely have a unique way of thinking, and it`s only natural to want to share your ideas with the people around you. The problem is, what seems perfectly logical to you may be misunderstood by other people, even those who are closest to you. Don`t worry about what others think of you. Use your different way of thinking to your advantage. Put your thoughts in writing. Write poetry or song lyrics. Start a journal -- the possibilities are endless.
Up to this point, you may have been the sleepwalker moving through a lazy dream. Wake up now and see where your wanderings have taken you. If you`ve been spending a lot of time alone, now is the time to pick up where you left off in a relationship. It`s time to end a power struggle and realize that you don`t always have to be the one calling the shots! At work, finish a project that you put on the back burner. Creative thinking may be required to set things on the right course.
You might think you are finished with your journey until an obstacle sends you back to reconsider your route. Don`t panic. All is not lost. Take some time to examine what went wrong, and you`ll be able to fix the problem with very little effort. The end result might even be better than what you expected it to be! Signals could be crossed, and lines of communication might fill with static. Instead of relying on gossip, go directly to the source to get things straightened out.
This is the kind of day Librans love! Inspiration and creativity rule your life. You`ll find wonder and enlightenment in places you wouldn`t imagine. Ideas will fill your head faster than you can write them down. This is a great time to get organized. Start a new system to improve your efficiency. Clean out your electronic files or transfer all those names and addresses you have scattered about into a database. Friends and family are amazed by your original approaches to long-standing issues and habits.
You may run into some turmoil today, Scorpio. Problems at home or in the office could result in feelings being hurt. Someone might explode with inappropriate words or actions. Don`t respond in kind. Take some time to calm down, then try to discuss the problem. A situation that you thought was resolved turns out to require immediate attention. Use your expert problem-solving skills to come up with another solution that is acceptable to everyone involved.
Unusual things may happen to you today -- keep your eyes and ears open. If you blink, you might miss something extraordinary! Don`t let the unknown rattle you. Talk to strangers! This is a great day to meet new people. You will undoubtedly impress folks with your unconventional and liberal attitude. With an open mind, you could find yourself enjoying a new experience. Keep your sense of humor sharpened and ready for use.
Everything may not go as planned. Hide your disappointment if a friend lets you down. Try not to take it personally, and make an effort to understand where they are coming from. Things aren`t always what they seem. You sense change in the wind, but it may not necessarily be a change that affects you. Stay with the program for now, just in case nothing better comes along. Be wary of new schemes and things that sound too good to be true. Don`t make any big changes that will influence the immediate future.
Much can be learned by looking backward today, Aquarius. Explore your past for clues to your
future. Call an older relative and ask to hear stories of your childhood. Looking at old photos
and speaking with loved ones are good ways to break the boredom you`ve been feeling lately.
Make the time for a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. The insight you can gain from someone
else`s expertise shouldn`t be discounted either. This is a good time to look for a mentor who
can help you on the rest of your journey.
Your bag of tricks is filled with poetic language and hypnotic imagery. No one can resist you,
no matter how hard they try! You captivate an audience of potential lovers with that ineffable
Pisces mystery. Use every tool you can get your hands on to impress that special someone. If
it doesn`t happen today, you may never get the chance again. Creative activities of all sorts
are encouraged right now. Writers and musicians will remember this day forever.