New O'Keefe video shows CNN producer calling
LivemintNew O'Keefe video shows CNN producer calling Russia coverage 'mostly bullshit'The HillProject Veritas founder James O'Keefe released an undercover video Tuesday morning of a CNN producer saying the network's heavy coverage of possible collusion between Trump administration officials and Russia during the 2016 election is “mostly ...Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignationsWashington PostThree CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removedBBC NewsDonald Trump Tears Into CNN Over Retracted Russia StoryHuffPostMediaite -New York Daily News -Newsweek -Breitbart Newsall 275 news articles »
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 7:25 am
Russia brands US warning to Syria over
ReutersRussia brands US warning to Syria over chemical weapons "unacceptable"ReutersMOSCOW/WASHINGTON Russia denounced a U.S. warning that the Syrian leadership will pay a heavy price for any chemical weapons attack, and dismissed White House assertions that a strike was being prepared as "unacceptable". The White House said ...White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy' penaltyWashington Post'Activity' seen at Syrian base where chemical attack originated, defense officials sayFox News5 things for Tuesday, June 27: Syria, health bill, travel ban, Kislyak, hailCNNNewsweek -U.S. News & World Report -The Hill -Foreign Policy (blog)all 400 news articles »
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 7:19 am
Ukraine's government, key infrastructure hit
Washington PostUkraine's government, key infrastructure hit in massive cyberattackWashington PostMOSCOW — A series of powerful cyberattacks targeting Ukrainian government ministries, banks, utilities and other important infrastructure and companies spread through the country Tuesday, crashing airport departure tables and demanding ransoms from ...Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global FastForbesWidespread cyberattack hits websites in Ukraine, EuropeCBS NewsUkrainian banks, electricity firm hit by fresh cyber attackReutersU.S. News & World Report -The Independent -New York Times -Washington Timesall 82 news articles »
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 7:19 am
London Fire: 95 UK Buildings Fail Fire
NBCNews.comLondon Fire: 95 UK Buildings Fail Fire Safety TestsNBCNews.comA search and rescue worker inside Grenfell Tower in London on June 17, 2017. Andy Rain / EPA. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. advertisement. LONDON — Exterior cladding from nearly 100 high-rise towers around the U.K. has failed fire ...Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for cladding investigationBBC NewsCorrection: Britain-London Fire StoryU.S. News & World Reportall 584 news articles »
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 7:13 am
Nicola Sturgeon to 'reset' independence
BBC NewsNicola Sturgeon to 'reset' independence referendum planBBC NewsNicola Sturgeon has said she will "reset" her timetable for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or the spring of 2019. But she has been considering ...Scottish leader puts second independence referendum on holdWashington PostNicola Sturgeon Has Delayed Her Plans For IndyRef2BuzzFeed NewsSturgeon Pushes Back Plans for Second Scottish Independence VoteBloombergWHIO -The Guardian -New York Daily News -The Independentall 77 news articles »
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 6:57 am
Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home
Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 2:51 pm
Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker has announced he will block any future arms sales to six Gulf Region countries while they are engaged in a major dispute over funding for terrorism. Five Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members voted to cut ties with fellow Council member Qatar earlier this month. The states, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, claim Qatar has been funding Sunni Islamic terrorism and working on behalf of Iran.
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 2:18 pm
China's verdant 'forest city'
If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China. Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release. By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen. An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 1:17 pm
Female teacher arrested for allegedly having
A female substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old student in Missouri. Loryn Barclay, 24, has been charged with purportedly having sex with the student in his car and at his home on numerous occasions between November 2016 and January 2017. A local police officer who also serves at the school, Jay Jastal, was tipped off about the possible relationship.
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 12:45 pm
California man isn't asked, doesn't
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:27 am