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Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedy

Two victims leave hospital after Missouri tour boat tragedy Two adults and two children remained hospitalized in Branson, Missouri after an adult and a child were released late on Friday, NBC affiliate KY3 News reported, citing a hospital official. Representatives from the CoxHealth Branson hospital and local Stone County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Saturday. Federal safety officials and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the incident, which began around 7 p.m. Thursday (0000 GMT) when a sudden "microburst" storm swept over Table Rock Lake near Branson, throwing up large white-capped waves.


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Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks

Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks And won’t start out with key air-independent propulsion technology.


Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fighting

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds after intense fighting A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appeared to be holding on Saturday after a round of intense fighting which sparked fears of all-out war.  One Israeli soldier and three Hamas fighters were killed on Friday before Egypt and the UN were able to broker a deal to bring a halt to the escalation.  Hamas said an agreement had been reached “to return to the previous state of calm”. Israel did not publicly acknowledge the ceasefire but officials said a deal had been struck. While the ceasefire seemed to be holding, the border was not completely quiet. Israel’s military said one of its tanks opened fire on a Hamas observation post after a group of Palestinians tried to break through the border fence in northern Gaza.  No injuries were reported.  It was not clear if the ceasefire deal included an end to the burning kites and balloons which Palestinians have flown from Gaza into Israel in recent weeks.  The incendiaries have caused more than a thousand fires and burned more than 7,000 acres of fields, according to the Israeli military.  More than a thousand fires have been caused by balloons carrying incendiaries Credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images Israeli media reported that Israel’s government believed the kites and balloons would stop under the deal, while a Hamas official said the ceasefire only applied to direct military weapons like mortars and rockets.   While an immediate escalation appeared to have been averted, Friday’s violence was the second major flare up in a week. Some analysts have concluded that without a diplomatic breakthrough it is only a matter of time before a new war breaks out.  Donald Trump’s plans for “the deal of the century” to try to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians appears to have been downgraded to more modest proposals aimed at easing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.  Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and point man on Middle East peace, published an article this week in the Washington Post offering a gloomy assessment of achieving even modest progress in the Mediterranean enclave.  He said there “there is no good option” in Gaza unless Hamas is forced from power or else abandons its core principles and recognises Israel.  “Hamas leadership is holding the Palestinians of Gaza captive. This problem must be recognized and resolved or we will witness yet another disastrous cycle,”  he said. 


Georgia Sheriff In Hot Water With Dodge Charger Hellcat Purchase

Georgia Sheriff In Hot Water With Dodge Charger Hellcat Purchase Feds think that $69,258 for a police car is too much.


Love triumphed in the rescue of the Thai soccer team, Why North Korea should denuclearize, It is time to rein in the world’s ‘big four’ accounting firms, Russia was a World Cup winner, Cheer up because the world is actually getting better

Love triumphed in the rescue of the Thai soccer team, Why North Korea should denuclearize, It is time to rein in the world’s ‘big four’ accounting firms, Russia was a World Cup winner, Cheer up because the world is actually getting better The Guardian / London


Readers write: Story behind a maple syrup bottle, Changing technology for research, Top book releases, Puerto Ricans after Maria

Readers write: Story behind a maple syrup bottle, Changing technology for research, Top book releases, Puerto Ricans after Maria As a maple syrup devotee (nothing less than the real thing on my pancakes), I ate up your April 23 & 30 cover story, “Maple Syrup Inc.” I say keep the consumer prices high enough to benefit all producers, large and small. Take our geography quiz.


Jim Carrey Rips Donald Trump Over Vladimir Putin Stance In Latest Artwork

Jim Carrey Rips Donald Trump Over Vladimir Putin Stance In Latest Artwork Jim Carrey promoted voter registration as he took aim at President Donald


Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family

Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family By Brendan O'Brien and Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Nine members of the same family were among 17 people killed when a "duck boat" sank during a storm on Thursday on a Missouri lake in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies in years. The World War Two-style amphibious vehicle was carrying 31 passengers including children when the sudden "microburst" storm hit Table Rock Lake outside Branson, with waves slowly swamping the vehicle before it sank. More than three dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades.


Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bring A Joint Progressive Push To Kansas

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bring A Joint Progressive Push To Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic U.S. House


Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor

Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor (Reuters) - An Indiana woman who lost 9 members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" capsized and sank in Missouri said on television that the captain of the vessel told passengers not to put on life jackets. Tia Coleman told an Indianapolis television station that she and her nephew were the only survivors from 11 members of their family who were on the amphibious vehicle when it capsized and sank in a storm near Branson, Missouri on Thursday, killing 17 of its 31 passengers. "I lost all my children, I lost my husband, I lost my mother in law, I lost my father in law, I lost my uncle, I lost my sister in law - she was my sister - and I lost my nephew, I'm ok, but this is really hard," Coleman told Fox 59 from her hospital bed in Branson.


Man arrested after knife attack on German bus

Man arrested after knife attack on German bus A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, injuring 10 including one seriously before he was arrested, police said, adding there was no indication he was radicalized or had a terrorist motive. "The identity of the perpetrator has been clarified: a 34-year-old German citizen resident in Luebeck," police added on Twitter. The local Luebecker Nachrichten, without citing its source, said the attacker was originally from Iran who now had German nationality and had lived in Luebeck for years.


Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets

Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets While incidents as large as Thursday's steam pipe explosion are rare, experts say asbestos is relatively common in major urban centers – and that as New York City's infrastructure ages, residents may come into contact with it more often. "Like so much of our infrastructure in New York, the steam infrastructure is getting older and needs to be upgraded," said Jonathan Bowles, executive director of New York's Center for an Urban Future, a nonpartisan policy organization.


Trump Attacks NFL Over National Anthem Policy; Twitter Calls Fumble

Trump Attacks NFL Over National Anthem Policy; Twitter Calls Fumble President Donald Trump has had a hard time this week explaining his


Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem

Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay. The comments come a day after the NFL and the union representing its players said they were working on a resolution to the league’s national anthem policy. Trump and others have blasted the gesture as a sign of disrespect to the U.S. flag and the military.


Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families

Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.     The government has six days left to comply with the reunification order by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who summoned government attorneys to appear in his San Diego courtroom to update him on efforts made in bringing families back together. Lawyers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported in a court filing late Thursday that 364 children aged 5 and older had been reunited since Sabraw's order was issued more than three weeks ago. The number was updated to 450 today, an ACLU spokesperson said.


Missouri tourist boat tragedy claims lives of 9 family members, others

Missouri tourist boat tragedy claims lives of 9 family members, others By Brendan O'Brien and Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Divers on Friday recovered the last of the bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, counting among the 17 who died nine members of a single family. More than three dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades. Eleven members of one family, nine of whom died, were among the passengers on the duck boat that sank on Thursday, according to Missouri Governor Mike Parson who called it a "heart-breaking tragedy".


Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas

Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas The drownings of 17 people when a “duck boat” in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died. A Philadelphia lawyer who has advocated for victims of other duck boat disasters said the canopy roof on duck boats turned them into a "death trap" even for anyone wearing a life preserver. "You drown if you do, you drown if you don't," said Robert Mongeluzzi, who is calling for federal and state transportation officials to immediately halt all duck boat operations.


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U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit

U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government fell short of the "high bar" needed to dismiss the Oregon case, originally brought in 2015 against the administration of President Barack Obama. The government contended that letting the case proceed would be too burdensome, unconstitutionally pit the courts against the executive branch, and require improper "agency decision-making" by forcing officials to answer questions about climate change.


Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change

Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc , Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. It was the latest in a string of cases attempting to hold oil and gas companies responsible for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. It came a day after a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a similar suit by New York City, saying in his ruling that climate change must be addressed through federal regulation and foreign policy because climate change is a global problem.


Chrissy Teigen's Dad Thinks Eva Longoria Is 'One Of The World's Most Beautiful Women'

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Maryland's GOP Governor Says He'd Reject The NRA's Endorsement If He Got It

Maryland's GOP Governor Says He'd Reject The NRA's Endorsement If He Got It The National Rifle Association hasn't endorsed Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's bid


U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe deal

U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe deal A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said a tribunal run by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has authority to review the validity of patents covering Allergan's dry eye drug Restasis.


Why Trump advisers stay, even when he flouts their advice

Why Trump advisers stay, even when he flouts their advice The look on Dan Coats’s face said it all. President Trump’s director of national intelligence had just been told on live television that the White House had invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington this fall – clearly news to Mr. Coats. “Say that again?” Coats replied, being interviewed on stage Thursday by NBC-TV’s Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.


Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating

Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating PARIS (AP) — French investigators on Friday detained for questioning one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides who was caught on camera beating a protester in May, sparking a major political crisis for the French leader.


Texas power use to keep hitting records during heat wave: ERCOT

Texas power use to keep hitting records during heat wave: ERCOT (Reuters) - Homes and businesses in Texas used record amounts of power for a second straight day on Thursday and are expected to use even more in coming days as consumers crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of much of the state's power grid. To keep air conditioners humming, Texas utilities are buying electricity from all sources, boosting power prices to a near seven-year high earlier in the week. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said demand reached 73,259 megawatts on Thursday, topping the prior all-time high of 72,192 MW on Wednesday.


This Deadpool Toilet Seat Cover Is Something We Should All Get Behind

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Ronda Rousey Faces One of Her Biggest Fears in 'Shark Week' Special

Ronda Rousey Faces One of Her Biggest Fears in 'Shark Week' Special The wrestler and former UFC fighter may look like she has no fear, but she's never faced a shark in the ring.


Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robbery

Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robbery The father of two students who survived the Parkland high school shooting in


Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect

Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect The Gardenia State's casinos that have applied to offer athletics wagering as early as Sunday are still carving out space in their businesses to build sports bars and working to meet other state requirements before they can be approved, Commissioner Allen Godfrey said. "Right now, the ones wanting to get started are still in the renovation phase," he said, noting it will likely be another two weeks before a casino is approved to take sports bets.


Tornadoes rip through Iowa

Tornadoes rip through Iowa Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. The storms even surprised weather forecasters when they hit the region Thursday afternoon, causing extensive damage to a manufacturing plant and prompting the evacuation of a hospital. In Marshalltown, where 10 people were injured, brick walls collapsed into the streets, roofs were blown off buildings and the cupola of the historic courthouse tumbled to the ground.


The Iconic House from “The Brady Bunch” Is Now on the Market for the First Time in 45 Years

The Iconic House from “The Brady Bunch” Is Now on the Market for the First Time in 45 Years The split-level home that housed the Brady family during one of the world‘s most famous television shows in the 1970s is now on the market


Outspoken death-row inmate calls Nevada’s bluff

Outspoken death-row inmate calls Nevada’s bluff Scott Dozier would rather be executed than live on death row. Mr. Dozier may be motivated, at least in part, by narcissism. Nevada recently constructed a $1 million death chamber, but its last execution was in 2006.


Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze

Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - European drugmakers Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA became the latest companies to freeze prices in the United States following criticism by the Trump administration of the cost of medicine. Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA all said on Friday they would not seek to lift prices this year in the world's biggest drug market, following Novartis, Pfizer and U.S. drugmaker Merck which had already announced similar moves.


At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families

At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge. For more than a day, Campos was unable to determine whether she had been released and whether she had been reunited with her child.


How a Low Unemployment Rate May Affect your Job Search

How a Low Unemployment Rate May Affect your Job Search In May 2018, the national unemployment rate was 3.8 percent -- the lowest since 2000. In a tight labor market like the one we are experiencing today, employees are more inclined to job-hop, which means talent retention is becoming increasingly important. In today's job market, employers cannot afford high turnover.


Branson, Missouri, tourist cheer marred by 'duck boat' tragedy

Branson, Missouri, tourist cheer marred by 'duck boat' tragedy "This is a really tough situation and it's gut-wrenching," city spokeswoman Melody Pettit told a brief news conference outside the community's city hall. High winds appear to have swamped the boat, which carried 31 people, causing it to capsize on nearby Table Rock Lake, according to officials and video of the incident. Branson, in southwest Missouri, draws some 7.2 million visitors a year, according to city tourism officials.


Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13

Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13 By Patpicha Tanakasempipat CHIANG RAI (Reuters) - Memorabilia featuring a young Thai soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live. The 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, who went missing on June 23 while exploring a cave complex, were rescued last week during a perilous three-day mission by foreign and Thai divers that gripped viewers around the world. "There is quite some demand for memorabilia," Suwit, the president of Art Bridge Chiang Rai, which began taking orders last week for T-shirts featuring the team, told Reuters.


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WhatsApp to limit forwarding of messages by 200 million Indian users in effort to halt violent lynchings

WhatsApp to limit forwarding of messages by 200 million Indian users in effort to halt violent lynchings WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market. More than 20 people have been butchered by crazed mobs in the past two months across India after being accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral messages circulated wildly on WhatsApp. Late on Thursday India's government, scrambling to find a response, threatened to take WhatsApp to court, saying the "medium" for spreading malicious rumours "cannot evade responsibility and accountability". "If (WhatsApp) remain mute spectators they are liable to be treated as abettors and thereafter face consequent legal action," the information technology ministry said. The Facebook-owned firm responded on Friday with an announcement it will test limiting the ability to forward messages and cap at five the number of contacts or groups that messages can be forwarded to. Indian WhatsApp lynchings | A timeline It addition, it said it will remove the "quick forward button" next to media messages, making sending on messages more cumbersome. "We believe that these changes - which we'll continue to evaluate - will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app," a statement said. Worldwide, the company will limit the number of forwards to 20 other groups, a spokesman said. Lynchings are nothing new in India, but the spread of smartphones - there are a billion plus handsets, and data is cheap - to even the most remote corners has enabled rumours to be shared at lightning speed. In India people forward on WhatsApp more messages, photos, and videos, than any other country in the world, the company says.


Republicans upbeat about November elections despite Trump-Putin uproar

Republicans upbeat about November elections despite Trump-Putin uproar Republicans at a conference in Texas this week had reason to feel downcast, even panicky as President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin provoked broad outrage and revived talk of a Democratic wave in November's congressional elections. Instead, party officials voiced optimism about maintaining control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this autumn, saying the Democratic Party's messaging and internal struggles were helping boost Republican prospects. “They’re their own worst enemy, and I’m very comfortable with that,” said Terry Lathan, chairwoman of the Alabama Republican Party.


'Treasure ship' stock bubble draws South Korea warning

'Treasure ship' stock bubble draws South Korea warning Rumours of a treasure trove on a Russian ship that sank off South Korea a century ago have sent a company's shares on a rollercoaster ride, triggering a warning Friday from financial regulators. Start-up business Shinil Group announced earlier this week that it had found an imperial Russian navy vessel off Ulleung island in the Sea of Japan, saying it was believed to contain gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won ($130 billion). Others pointed out that Russia would have had no reason to load a vast treasure trove on a ship it was sending into battle, and doubly so as it had a land route to its destination Vladivostok anyway.


It's Too Late For The Supreme Court, But Lower Courts Can Still Check Trump

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WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings

WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market. More than 20 people have been butchered by crazed mobs in the past two months across India after being accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral messages circulated wildly on WhatsApp. Late Thursday India's government, scrambling to find a response, threatened to take WhatsApp to court, saying the "medium" for spreading malicious rumours "cannot evade responsibility and accountability".


Months after giant immigration raid, the wounds are still raw in one Tennessee town

Months after giant immigration raid, the wounds are still raw in one Tennessee town Things have not returned to normal for many in Morristown, Tenn., months after ICE raided a meatpacking plant, detaining 97 workers. After interviewing him inside an ICE detention center in Louisiana, Yahoo News revisits Luis Bautista-Martinez, 23, who has been released while his case makes its way through a backlogged immigration court system.


Justice Department Will Tell Public About 'Persistent,' 'Pervasive' Attacks On Democracy

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Shark Attacks On 2 Children At Long Island Beaches Draw Investigation

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Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect HONOLULU (AP) — A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday.