17 Dec 2017

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Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller

Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel MuellerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not." Democratic lawmakers in recent days have expressed concern that Trump might fire Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether Trump or anyone on his team colluded with Moscow. Russia denies meddling in the election and Trump has denied any collusion. (Reporting by Jan Pytalski; Editing by Paul Simao)


17 Dec 2017 10:44pm GMT

Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire

Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfireBy Phoenix Tso VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles. Officials said more than 8,500 firefighters were battling the so-called Thomas Fire in Southern California, which began on Dec. 4. It has destroyed more than 1,000 structures and threatened 18,000 others, including homes in the wealthy town of Montecito just outside the coastal city of Santa Barbara.


17 Dec 2017 10:35pm GMT

Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage

Flights delayed at Atlanta airport after power outage(Reuters) - Flights were delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday after a partial power outage, leaving passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in dimly lit terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs. The partial shutdown at the start of one of the busiest travel weeks of the year forced the Federal Aviation Administration to hold back flights bound for Atlanta. The cause of the outage, which occurred just after 1 p.m. (1800 GMT), was not immediately known, the airport said in a statement.


17 Dec 2017 9:49pm GMT

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End of days comes for Ohio man's 'zombie Nativity' scene

End of days comes for Ohio man's 'zombie Nativity' sceneCINCINNATI (AP) - A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year.


17 Dec 2017 8:55pm GMT

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Sandy Hook mom rips Trump for hosting NRA exec at White House party on 5th anniversary of massacre

Sandy Hook mom rips Trump for hosting NRA exec at White House party on 5th anniversary of massacreNicole Hockley, whose son was among the 20 children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., shootings, is furious about Trump's decision to host National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre at a White House Christmas party on Dec. 14 - the fifth anniversary of the massacre.


17 Dec 2017 7:02pm GMT

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US admits to running secret UFO programme 

US admits to running secret UFO programme The Pentagon ran a secretive five year program to investigate UFO sightings, spending $22 million before it was shut down due to cost, it has been revealed. For the first time, the Department of Defense has acknowledged the existence of the mysterious Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program run from an office in a quiet corner of its sprawling headquarters. There, between 2007 and 2012, a team of researchers working with experts in Nevada probed reports of alien life form and strange sightings over the US skies - a real life versions of the hit TV show The X Files. The enterprise was the passion project of Harry Reid, the retired Senate Majority leader. "I'm not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going," Mr. Reid said in an interview with the New York Times who first reported the story. "I think it's one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I've done something that no one has done before." Stock image of a UFO However, although some of the unit's work remains classified, it is not thought any convincing evidence of extraterristrials was discovered. "If anyone says they have the answers now, they're fooling themselves, Mr Reid said We do not know." But, he added: "we have to start someplace." Documents show how the unit, working with a Las Vegas aerospace company run by Mr Reid's long time friend Robert Bigelow, investigated sightings of aircraft moving at high speeds with no signs of propulsion or that hovered mysteriously. Officials with the program also studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and American military aircraft including one released in August of a white oval object, about the size of a commercial plane, chased by two US Navy fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Nimitz off the coast of San Diego in 2004. Yet in 2012, the program was seemingly wound up to the frustration of many. Visitors to the International UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico examine a glass-encased alien prop used in the movie "Roswell" Thomas Crosson, a Pentagon spokesman said:"It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding, and it was in the best interest of the DoD (Department of Defence) to make a change." Some say the shadowy work continues despite the funding being cut off. Fornmer military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, who led the unit, claims he continued his research and continued to work from his office in teh Pentagon until October when he resigned in protest at what he descirbed as excessive secrecy and internal opposition. In his resignation letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, he reportedly wrote: "Why aren't we spending more time and effort on this issue?" U.F.O.s have been repeatedly investigated over the decades in the United States, including by the American military. In 1947, the Air Force began a series of studies that investigated more than 12,000 claimed U.F.O. sightings before it was officially ended in 1969. The project, which included a study code-named Project Blue Book, started in 1952, concluded that most sightings involved stars, clouds, conventional aircraft or spy planes, although 701 remained unexplained. Robert C. Seamans Jr., the secretary of the Air Force at the time, said in a memorandum announcing the end of Project Blue Book that it "no longer can be justified either on the ground of national security or in the interest of science."


17 Dec 2017 6:31pm GMT

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Half of Voters Want Democrats to Control Congress, Poll Finds

Half of Voters Want Democrats to Control Congress, Poll FindsIt's not good news for the Republicans


17 Dec 2017 5:54pm GMT

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Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean CruiseSome passengers told local media they were happy to get off the ship


17 Dec 2017 5:28pm GMT

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Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean CruiseSome passengers told local media they were happy to get off the ship


17 Dec 2017 5:28pm GMT

From Alien Skulls to Bears: Weird Things People Think They’ve Found on Mars

From Alien Skulls to Bears: Weird Things People Think They’ve Found on MarsEagle-eyed Mars fans think they've found some crazy stuff in NASA's photos.


17 Dec 2017 5:00pm GMT

15 Dec 2017

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Patagonia founder invited to testify to Congress over Trump spat

Patagonia founder invited to testify to Congress over Trump spatOn Friday, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, invited Yvon Chouinard, founder of the ourtdoorwear retailer Patagonia, to testify before Congress about its rebuke of President Trump's decision to reduce the extent of the Bears Ears National Monument.


15 Dec 2017 9:34pm GMT

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questionsLouisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump's picks, but that he doesn't support them blindly: "I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I'm just doing my job."


15 Dec 2017 7:24pm GMT

07 Nov 2011

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Rocking YUI on Node.js and Mobile

Just over a year and a half ago I broke onto the scene with some demos of running YUI on the server with Node.js. This started out as an exercise in just stressing YUI's modularity and its ability to be used in more places than just the browser. Back in April of 2010 I started [...]

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25 Oct 2011

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YUIConf 2011 Update: Announcing More Talks and a Free Workshop!

We've been busy rounding out our stellar lineup of tech talks for YUIConf 2011! See the latest schedule and register now - early bird registration ends Tuesday, October 24. In conjunction with the Yahoo! Mail team, we're excited to announce the addition of a free workshop: Developing Apps for Yahoo! Mail. Get the hands-on expertise [...]

25 Oct 2011 4:44am GMT

18 Oct 2011

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YUI: Open Hours Thurs Oct 20th

Modules and Loaders inside and outside of YUI Authoring JavaScript in modules is definitely picking up steam these days, and I'm not just talking about YUI. Node.js uses CommonJS 1.1 modules, dojo and others use AMD, and the next version of JavaScript (ok, ECMAScript) will include new syntax for creating and working with modules. So [...]

18 Oct 2011 5:22am GMT