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Haitians In Florida Protest Trump's 'Shithole' Comments, Demand Apology

Haitians In Florida Protest Trump's 'Shithole' Comments, Demand ApologyMembers of the Haitian community in South Florida gathered Monday to protest President Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants from “shithole” countries.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 3:17 PM

In Terrifying Close Call, Plane Skids Off Turkish Runway And Nearly Plunges Into Black Sea

In Terrifying Close Call, Plane Skids Off Turkish Runway And Nearly Plunges Into Black SeaTerrifying images captured Saturday night at Trabzon airport on Turkey’s northeast coast showed a passenger plane teetering precariously on a steep slope, its nose pointing toward the waters of the Black Sea below, after the jet skidded off the runway as it was attempting to land.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2018 8:25 AM

Should Trump apologize? Paul: President 'hasn't helped his case'

Should Trump apologize? Paul: President 'hasn't helped his case'Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tells Chuck Todd that the debate over immigration shouldn't be dismissed over President Trump's vulgar comments, during an exclusive interview on Meet the Press




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2018 2:02 AM

Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family

Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 9:53 PM

Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 man

Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 manLIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, officials said.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2018 9:59 PM

Iceland's incredible, ever-changing ice caves

Iceland's incredible, ever-changing ice cavesThe photographer captured the amazing shots in the Vatnajokull National Park on the Breidamerkurjokull glacier tongue. Matej said: “One of the ice caves has been well known for few years already, but new ones appeared on east side of the glacier tongue this year.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2018 5:00 AM

Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)

Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 7:30 PM

Leader of Britain's UKIP splits with girlfriend after "appalling" Markle comments

Leader of Britain's UKIP splits with girlfriend after "appalling" Markle commentsBy Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UKIP Party said he had split with his new girlfriend after a newspaper published derogatory comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle and black people. Henry Bolton, 54, who became the ailing UK Independence Party's fourth leader in a year when he was elected last September, said he had ended his relationship with model Jo Marney after the "appalling" text messages she sent to a friend were published. Marney, 25, who began dating Bolton just after Christmas, had described U.S. actress Markle, whose father is white and mother is African-American, as a "dumb little commoner" and said "her seed with (sic) taint our royal family", according to the texts printed in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 4:04 AM

Family laughs off epic Photoshop fail that left them looking like cartoon characters as sceptics cry fake

Family laughs off epic Photoshop fail that left them looking like cartoon characters as sceptics cry fakeThere have been any number of PhotoShop controversies over the years, from the almost routine retouching of images of models to photojournalists being caught doctoring their war footage. But this must be the most bizarre - if the pictures are to be believed. "Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $2-250 for a family photo shoot," writes Pam and Dave Zaring in a Facebook post.  "Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us...." The finished product must have come as something of a shock. Far from beautiful portraits of her family, the photos came out looking like something from a horror show. The photographer said the shadows caused problems on such a sunny day Credit: Facebook Imagine the plain features of a Sims family... only covered over in paper. The Zarings said the photographer had a ready explanation. "She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos," they wrote. At least they could see the funny side to their family being portrayed as cartoonish figures. "I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!! You can't make this stuff up," they added with a cheery invitation to share the pictures. The photographer said she had never been taught how to retouch images Credit: Facebook The images have now been shared almost 400,000 times, setting off a viral discussion about whether they are fakes or if they might actually be real. Plenty of people expressed scepticism in the comments section with some suggesting it was some kind of marketing ploy. “This is not real,” wrote one. The couple insisted it was true and that they had a long battle to see the finished product. “This is not a joke. This is legitimately the final product I received in the mail yesterday," they wrote. "I passed my furious mark months ago when she wouldn’t send us anything. I was fully prepared to be scammed, money gone, and no final product!" The family's local newspaper, The St Louis Post-Dispatch, said it contacted the photographer involved who declined to discuss the images. The buzz even inspired one photography expert to offer an online tutorial in retouching to get the same effect.  




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 6:50 PM

Trump Insists He's The 'Least Racist Person'

Trump Insists He's The 'Least Racist Person'President Donald Trump insisted Sunday night that he was not a racist, after days of people pointing out that his recent comments on immigration were racist.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2018 9:02 PM

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