News : Offbeat

Car crash leads to fight between 2 men, ends with both of them dead

Tuesday  07:25,   14 august 2018
latimes

The two men who were killed early Sunday after a vehicle collision caused a fight on Interstate 5 in Natomas were identified Monday. Their vehicles hit each other in the northbound lanes of I-5 around 3:44 a.m., prompting the men to drive[...]
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Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

Tuesday  06:55,   14 august 2018
msn

<p>Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions.</p>State highway and emergency management[...]

The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

Tuesday  06:35,   14 august 2018
msn

Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. State fire officials say the firefighter died Monday at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. Six firefighters have now[...]

Last year, she ran for Congress. Now, she’s charged with murdering her campaign treasurer

Tuesday  06:16,   14 august 2018
msn

The woman who was charged had been a candidate for the Democratic slot to challenge a Republican incumbent in the 2018 midterms.Kellie Collins, of Thomason, Ga., who had submitted her candidacy for the Democratic nomination to challenge a Republican [...]

The most important difference in polling about Trump and Nixon

Tuesday  06:15,   14 august 2018
msn

Trump's polling can look like Nixon's in the big picture — but less so in the details.At CNN on Sunday, Harry Enten pointed to a new poll from Marist College showing that Trump is now viewed as negatively by Americans as Nixon was at the[...]

Did Cam Newton throw major shade at Kelvin Benjamin in a Panthers video?

Tuesday  06:10,   14 august 2018
ftw.usatoday

"I need things around me just like this wall."In the past two weeks, Benjamin has slammed Newton as a quarterback lacking accuracy and knowledge, and Newton has confronted Benjamin in[...]

This is what the average American looks like in 2018

Tuesday  06:10,   14 august 2018
msn

Assessing census and jobs data to get a sense of where America stands.It made us wonder: What does the average American look[...]

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

Tuesday  05:56,   14 august 2018
msn

President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman claims. Trump tweets that Mark Burnett[...]

The financial crisis cost every American $70,000, Fed study says

Tuesday  05:55,   14 august 2018
bloomberg

America never made up the growth it lost in the 2008 global financial crisis and the recession it triggered. A decade later, U.S. households are still counting the cost. Gross domestic product remains well below what its 2007 trend would have[...]

After spending 5 years studying millionaires, I've found that there are 3 types of people who end up the wealthiest

Tuesday  05:35,   14 august 2018
businessinsider

If you're looking to build wealth, it can be helpful to learn from others' successOne of the many things I learned was how they actually created their[...]

Army Green Beret dies after IED explosion in southern Afghanistan

Tuesday  05:30,   14 august 2018
foxnews

A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, has died from wounds he received in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, the Pentagon announced Monday. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal[...]

Why the Taliban’s Assault on Ghazni Matters for Afghanistan and the U.S.

Tuesday  05:30,   14 august 2018
nytimes

The Taliban besieged yet another major Afghan city, this time less than 100 miles from the country’s capital city, Kabul.Since Friday, Taliban fighters have roamed the streets of Ghazni City, a strategic urban center less than 100 miles from the[...]

Abuse-concealing bishop to be held at home

Tuesday  05:20,   14 august 2018
bbc

Philip Wilson, the former archbishop of Adelaide, covered up sexual abuse committed in the 1970s.The decision means Philip Wilson, who resigned as archbishop of Adelaide after his conviction, will avoid[...]

Fighting Conspiracies, Sandy Hook Parent Is Thwarted by Online Policies

Tuesday  05:05,   14 august 2018
nytimes

The father of a 6-year-old victim has tried to erase lies about his son from the internet, but Automattic, which runs WordPress, says “untrue content is not banned.”Leonard Pozner says he spends hours every day trying to erase online conspiracy[...]

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing Cold War-era constitution

Tuesday  04:56,   14 august 2018
reuters

<p>Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.</p>Cuba on Monday began a rare public[...]