• Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

    Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

    The 1969 Dodge Charger, nicknamed the General Lee, appeared in the US TV show The Dukes of Hazzard US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes...
  • China spends billions to prevent stock market crash

    China spends billions to prevent stock market crash

    China’s stock market is in trouble. It’s down over 20% since mid-June. But Chinese stock brokers are trying to tell scared investors: Stop selling. Help is on the way. On Saturday, China’s 21 largest brokerage...
  • Liberal witch hunt against Trump is helping, not hurting him

    The media and the Left are going all-in attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who committed the sin of saying something that upset them when he was discussing illegal Mexican immigrants. A presidential candidate refusing...
  • Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking U.S. computers

    GLEN, N.H. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.” Clinton’s...
  • Croatia football officials arrested

    Croatia football officials arrested

    Zdravko Mamic says the allegations are politically motivated Two senior officials with Croatia’s leading football club have been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion. Zdravko Mamic, the chairman of Dinamo Zagreb, and his...

Headline News

  • Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida


    A leaping sturgeon struck and killed a 5-year-old girl boating with her family on a river in Florida, and a similar incident injured two adults in a different part of the state, wildlife officials said on Saturday. Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members, who were from nearby Trenton, were airlifted to a hospital in Gainesville but the girl did not survive. The conditions of the girl’s mother and brother were not clear. On Friday, two adults traveling in a boat on the Santa Fe River between the Suwannee River and a Branford area campground were also struck by a leaping sturgeon, Fish and Wildlife Commission officials said in a statement. It is …

    July 4, 2015 6:50 pm
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Politics

  • Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking U.S. computers


    GLEN, N.H. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.” Clinton’s language on China appeared to be far stronger than that usually used by President Barack Obama’s Democratic administration. Speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Clinton said she wanted to see China’s peaceful rise. “But we also have to be fully vigilant, China’s military is growing very quickly, they’re establishing military installations that again threaten countries we have treaties with, like the Philippines because they are building on contested property,” said Clinton, who was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. “They’re also trying to hack into everything that doesn’t move in America. Stealing commercial secrets … from defense contractors, stealing huge amounts of government information, all looking for an advantage,” she said. Clinton is the front-runner to win …

    July 4, 2015 5:49 pm
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Stocks

  • China spends billions to prevent stock market crash


    China’s stock market is in trouble. It’s down over 20% since mid-June. But Chinese stock brokers are trying to tell scared investors: Stop selling. Help is on the way. On Saturday, China’s 21 largest brokerage firms said they would spend a whopping 120 billion yuan (about $19.3 billion) to try to stabilize the market, according to Chinese state media. The firms will actually buy stock funds themselves. The goal is to show regular mom and pop investors that the big players still think buying stocks is a good idea. It’s a similar strategy to companies buying back their stock when they think it’s undervalued. Related: Why China’s stock market is getting scary Big stock slide: The Shanghai Composite — the world’s third largest stock exchange if you add up the value of its companies — has lost 24% since June 12, putting it officially in bear market territory. The bears are growling even louder on …

    July 4, 2015 6:49 pm
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Sports

  • Woods drops seven behind as four tie for lead at Greenbrier


    Tiger Woods fell seven strokes off the pace as four players tied for the lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. On a day when American Jason Bohn carded a nine-under-par 61 to join the logjam at the top, Woods battled to his highest score of the week, a 71, to fall to equal 47th at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. The 14-times major champion hit his share of good shots, but a couple of wild drives demonstrated yet again that his swing changes under coach Chris Como remain a work in progress. In his last start before the British Open at St. Andrews, where he has won twice, Woods took a double-bogey at the par-four 11th after fanning his drive out-of-bounds. Later, at the par-five 17th, he hooked his drive less than 200 yards en route to a bogey. Bohn had no such problems …

    July 4, 2015 6:50 pm
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World News

  • Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag


    The 1969 Dodge Charger, nicknamed the General Lee, appeared in the US TV show The Dukes of Hazzard US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, as part of a growing backlash against the rebel symbol from the US Civil War. The top golfer, who owns the car, announced the move by tweeting that he believed “all men are created equal”. The flag divides opinion in the US, symbolising racism to its critics – and southern heritage to its defenders. The debate was revived by a recent gun attack on a black church in Charleston. The suspect behind the murder of nine churchgoers, Dylann Roof, appeared in many photos holding the flag. The Confederate battle flag became a potent symbol for the southern states fighting the Civil War as they sought to break away from the union. Many of those states now …

    July 4, 2015 6:50 pm
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Technology

  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France in the name of safety


    Taxi drivers demonstrating against Uber in France blocked traffic and set fire to tires last week. Uber has suspended the service they were protesting. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images Following a week of rioting by Parisian taxi drivers, Uber announced Friday that it’s suspending its controversial UberPop service in France, beginning at 8 p.m. local time, until a court rules on its constitutionality. “It’s a tremendously sad day for our 500,000 French UberPop passengers, as well as the drivers who used the platform,” a spokesman for the San Francisco-based company said in a statement. “However, safety must come first.” UberPop is Uber’s least expensive ride-sharing service. Anyone can register to provide UberPop rides; it doesn’t require training or an expensive taxi license. This is what’s made it a particularly thorny service among taxi drivers who staged protests last week in Paris, blocking access to airports. During the fracas, 10 people were arrested, seven police officers were injured …

    July 4, 2015 5:29 pm
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Science

  • Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica


    Stunned researchers in Antarctica have discovered fish and other aquatic animals living in perpetual darkness and cold, beneath a roof of ice 740 meters thick. The animals inhabit a wedge of seawater only 10 meters deep, sealed between the ice above and a barren, rocky seafloor below—a location so remote and hostile the many scientists expected to find nothing but scant microbial life. A team of ice drillers and scientists made the discovery after lowering a small, custom-built robot down a narrow hole they bored through the Ross Ice Shelf, a slab of glacial ice the size of France that hangs off the coastline of Antarctica and floats on the ocean. The remote water they tapped sits beneath the back corner of the floating shelf, where the shelf meets what would be the shore of Antarctica if all that ice were removed. The spot sits 850 kilometers from the outer edge of the ice shelf, …

    July 4, 2015 5:30 pm
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Health

  • Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus


    KINSHASA Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday. The government and World Health Organization investigated a possible outbreak about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital when the hunters developed Ebola-like symptoms after eating an antelope that appeared to be sick when they killed it. The symptoms included diarrhea, vomiting and bloody urine. Four of the hunters have died. “All of the samples are negative … There is not an Ebola epidemic,” Health Minister Felix Kabange said in an interview on state-run television. Congo has had more outbreaks of the disease than any other country. Since December 2013, the virus has killed more than 11,200 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the worst Ebola epidemic on record. A three-month outbreak that killed 49 people late last year in the remote …

    July 4, 2015 5:49 pm
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Entertainment

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian Takes Her Lovely Lady Lumps To The Gym


    Posted on Sat Jul 4th, 2015 2:05pm PDT       By X17 Staff Kim Kardashian went to shoot interviews for Keeping Up With The Kardashians on Friday, and before that the 35-year-old reality TV star went to the gym. Pregnancy isn’t slowing her down one bit! While her figure may be changing, Kim insists that she would never do anything to her face. Yesterday she posted a selfie on Instagram and wrote, “No I don’t do fillers or botox when pregnant like some tabloids are reporting, you would have to be really sick to endanger your child like that! Anyone who has been pregnant or gained weight knows your face totally changes! My nose gets bigger, cheeks fuller my lips swell up. The challenge is trying to adjust the make up to make me feel normal we will share our tricks on KimKardashianWest.com.” Kim and hubby Kanye West revealed last month that they were expecting their second child …

    July 4, 2015 5:09 pm
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Editorial

  • Liberal witch hunt against Trump is helping, not hurting him


    The media and the Left are going all-in attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who committed the sin of saying something that upset them when he was discussing illegal Mexican immigrants. A presidential candidate refusing to be PC? Nah, can’t have that. The Hispanic network Univision and NBC have both tried to trump Trump because they say his comments were too harsh. The outrage community (what conservatives call Social Justice Warriors or SJWs) wasn’t far behind. It’s all part of the Modern American Witch Hunt that consumes the news media in one enormous comb-over of our past. (Sorry, Donald.) SJWs who decry bullying anyone except conservatives spend more time persecuting nonbelievers than Soviets did Gulag-ing dissenters. The SJWs want a safe space free of flags, statues, monuments, gravesites, the Ten Commandments, sports team names and toy cars. Their unity shows. Univision’s President of Programming and Content Alberto Ciurana compared Trump to accused racist murderer Dylann …

    July 4, 2015 5:50 pm
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Odd News

  • Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short


    MEXICO CITY It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico’s president. When Enrique Pena Nieto hosted towering King Felipe of Spain this week, it was a tongue-in-cheek paint ad ridiculing his 10- inch height deficit that grabbed the headlines. On Wednesday, Mexican paint company Comex posted on Twitter a digitally-altered photograph of the president standing on one of its paint pots, giving him a leg up over the monarch under the banner “una pintura de altura,” or “a paint of stature.” Comex apologized on Thursday for the photograph, deleting the post after it had been heavily retweeted. It said the Tweet was published “without the appropriate approvals”. (Reporting by Max de Haldevang; Editing by Dave Graham and Simon Gardner)

    July 2, 2015 8:54 pm
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