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Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.

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Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. More than half of the 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would be central to any proceeding to remove Trump from office, have tangled with the Republican president, including on Thursday when he fired off early-morning tweets. In one Twitter series, Trump called Senator Lindsey Graham "publicity seeking" and said he "just can't forget his election trouncing" in the 2016...

The Latest: VP Pence calls Barcelona attack
The Latest: VP Pence calls Barcelona attack 'horrific'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on U.S. reaction to the attack in Barcelona, Spain (all times EDT):

Mass burials begin for 300 Sierra Leone flood victims
Mass burials begin for 300 Sierra Leone flood victims

Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted. With the aim of clearing the overflowing central morgue, burials began around 1800 GMT in Waterloo, a nearby town where many victims of the Ebola crisis that hit the nation in 2014 were also laid to rest, according to a morgue official and an AFP journalist at the scene. President Ernest Bai Koroma was accompanied by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose nation also lost thousands to Ebola, both wearing surgical masks as the decomposing bodies were put into the ground.

South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee
South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police have put a "red alert" on South Africa's borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Mrs Mugabe, 52, has asked for diplomatic immunity in the case, but has not been charged. The alleged victim, 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels, has accused Mugabe of barging into a hotel where Engels was meeting with Mugabe's sons, and whipping her with an electric cord.

The Latest: Chile rejects US request to cut ties with Korea
The Latest: Chile rejects US request to cut ties with Korea

BEIJING (AP) - The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):

White Nationalist Christopher Cantwell Fights Back Tears At Prospect Of Arrest
White Nationalist Christopher Cantwell Fights Back Tears At Prospect Of Arrest

Video is circulating of Christopher Cantwell, the white nationalist shock jock featured in the "Vice News Tonight" Charlottesville documentary, fighting back tears as he describes his fears of being arrested over the rally.

Vice News' Elle Reeve Confirms There Were No 'Very Fine People' Among White Supremacists
Vice News' Elle Reeve Confirms There Were No 'Very Fine People' Among White Supremacists

"Vice News Tonight" correspondent Elle Reeve spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper Wednesday night about her headline-making reporting from the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

These Are the Warning Signs That Would Indicate War in Korea Is About to Start
These Are the Warning Signs That Would Indicate War in Korea Is About to Start

Hint: none of them have happened yet.

Anderson Cooper Says Trump 'Revealed So Clearly Who and What He Really Is'
Anderson Cooper Says Trump 'Revealed So Clearly Who and What He Really Is'

Cooper and other news anchors professed themselves stunned by the President's words

Charlottesville Cops Refused to Protect Synagogue
Charlottesville Cops Refused to Protect Synagogue

President of town's synagogue says armed supremacists stood across the street shouting "Sieg Heil!"

Iraq bombing Islamic State-held Tal Afar ahead of assault: Iraqi military spokesman
Iraq bombing Islamic State-held Tal Afar ahead of assault: Iraqi military spokesman

By Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of Mosul, the militants' capital in northern Iraq, after a nine-month campaign.

N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report
N.Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: report

North Korea's recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to have come after it refurbished rocket engines procured from a plant in the former Soviet Union, according to an expert report published Monday. According to Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the missiles used in recent North Korean tests were based on the RD-250 engine once made at a plant in what is now an independent Ukraine. North Korea has been testing missile technology since procuring a Soviet-designed Scud in the 1970s, but was until recently struggling to construct a working intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to US targets.

Booming Texas cities feeling stunted by governor
Booming Texas cities feeling stunted by governor's agenda

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - As Texas' big cities boom like few places in the U.S., Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to rein them in and reassert himself ahead of his 2018 re-election bid, but some of his summer demands are wilting.

21 Social Media Images from the Charlottesville White Power Rally
21 Social Media Images from the Charlottesville White Power Rally

A white power rally in Virginia ended when a terrorist drove his car into a group of anti-fascist counter-protestors.

Walmart's 'Scan & Go,' Amazon Go Compete For Consumers
Walmart's 'Scan & Go,' Amazon Go Compete For Consumers

Walmart and Amazon are pushing new shopping technology like self-checkout and voice purchases, but are Americans ready?

Trump's rhetoric on North Korea echoes loudly in void of US diplomacy
Trump's rhetoric on North Korea echoes loudly in void of US diplomacy

Rex Tillerson's access to Donald Trump does not appear to have won him the respect of White House political staff. It took more than seven months for the Trump administration to encounter its first real foreign crisis, and when it came, it was largely self-inflicted. The challenge posed by the North Korean regime's nuclear weapons programme had been festering for more than a decade but it was Donald Trump who turned it into a global emergency with a few words.

Explosion hits rebels on Syria-Jordan border: monitor, activist

An explosion hit a rebel gathering near the Syria-Jordan border on Friday, killing at least 23 fighters and wounding dozens more, a war monitor and an activist said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a violent explosion hit an army camp of the Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam near the border crossing town of Nassib. The Britain-based war monitor said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber and the death toll was expected to rise.

Here's How Many Nuclear Weapons the U.S. Has
Here's How Many Nuclear Weapons the U.S. Has

Amid escalating tensions with North Korea

Video Shows Jogger Pushing Woman In Front Of Bus
Video Shows Jogger Pushing Woman In Front Of Bus

The bus driver, however, was prompt enough to immediately stop the vehicle before it hit the woman.

Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US media
Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US media

Google on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports. The move, which was not officially confirmed by Google, splashed fuel on a burning controversy about whether "political correctness" at the company was stifling free speech. In an email to employees, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai supported the right of employees to express themselves, saying that much of what was in the memo is fair to debate, according to a copy of the message obtained by AFP.

Google Anti-Diversity Manifesto Author Identified And Fired
Google Anti-Diversity Manifesto Author Identified And Fired

Google's CEO and Vice President of Diversity have stated the engineer violated the company's code of conduct.

Donald Trump says his base is 'stronger than ever' as he attacks 'phony polling'
Donald Trump says his base is 'stronger than ever' as he attacks 'phony polling'

US President Donald Trump said his voting base was "stronger than ever" as he attacked "phony polling" that showed some of his his core supporters slipping away. In doing so Mr Trump contradicted his own Counsellor, Kellyanne Conway, a polling expert, who admitted support from "Trump voters" was "down slightly and needs to go up". Mr Trump spent his 200th day in office at his golf course in New Jersey in what White House officials called a "working vacation". Writing on Twitter he said: "The Trump base is far bigger and stronger than ever before despite some phony Fake News polling. Look at rallies in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio and West...

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Australian teen's feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A teenager who went for a swim at a Melbourne beach and emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts.

Popularity of France
Popularity of France's upstart new president fading fast

PARIS (AP) - Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon didn't last long.

US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit

The United States announced Friday it would still take part in international climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming. Two months after President Donald Trump announced the United States would abandon the 2015 global pact, his administration confirmed it had informed the United Nations of its "intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement" -- a process that will take at least until 2020.

The Latest: Venezuela
The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro lauds security forces

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis over installation of a special assembly to rewrite the constitution (all times local):

The White House is Shaking Up Its Foreign Policy Team
The White House is Shaking Up Its Foreign Policy Team

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British, Belgian royals mark WWI battle centenary in Ypres
British, Belgian royals mark WWI battle centenary in Ypres

YPRES, Belgium (AP) - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, on Sunday joined Belgian royals and relatives of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele to mark 100 years since the offensive that became a symbol of war's senselessness began.

10 of the most affordable and reliable external hard drives of 2017
10 of the most affordable and reliable external hard drives of 2017

A hard drive is a great way to store huge amounts of data, far more than can be saved to most laptops or tablets. Sometimes you need the extra space that only a serious hard drive with terabytes of data will allow.  Most laptops come with limited amounts of hard drive space, around 500GB or less, as they have solid state drives (SSD) inside. External hard drives are a great way to store or back up extra files, especially photos and videos. They can also be useful if you plan to do a lot of moving about and travelling while keeping your key files at the ready. Here is everything you need to know when buying an external hard drive. Hard drive brands The most well-known hard drive brands...

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From 'never aggressive' asylum seeker to Hamburg knife attacker

Muddy bootprints along the corridors marked the tell-tale signs of a massive police raid at an asylum seeker shelter in Hamburg, where the suspect who killed one and wounded six in a knife attack lived. "He was always helping other asylum seekers with their paperwork," his neighbour, who gave his name only as Mohamed, told AFP.

This Tesla Model 3 Crash Test Footage is Just Spectacular
This Tesla Model 3 Crash Test Footage is Just Spectacular

Eat your heart out, Volvo.

Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates
Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. Embassy's recreation retreat.

A Super Rare Copy of Super Mario Bros Just Sold for $30,000 on eBay
A Super Rare Copy of Super Mario Bros Just Sold for $30,000 on eBay

Apparently it was originally sold at a special time

Charlie Gard, Baby Taken Off Life Support Against Parents' Wishes, Dies in Hospice Care
Charlie Gard, Baby Taken Off Life Support Against Parents' Wishes, Dies in Hospice Care

"Our beautiful little boy has gone; we are so proud of you Charlie," his mother, Connie Yates, said in a statement.

Firing Russia special counsel could sink Trump: Republican senator
Firing Russia special counsel could sink Trump: Republican senator

If Donald Trump fires the special prosecutor investigating his team's ties to alleged Russian meddling in the US election, it could mark "the beginning of the end" of the billionaire's presidency, a senior Republican lawmaker warned Thursday. Senator Lindsey Graham, who briefly ran against Trump in the Republican presidential primary, also insisted there would be "holy hell to pay" if Trump were to sack his embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The fiery remarks signal that members of Trump's own party have grown increasingly irritated by possible efforts by the president to tamp down the Russia investigations.

Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel
Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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