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Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:48

 Rights groupsNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police had killed dozens of people who protested after August's now-annulled presidential election.


Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:42

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patientsExelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent. In the latest trial, the drug, cabozantinib, showed statistically significant improvement in overall survival in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who had been previously treated with Bayer and Amgen's sorafenib, as compared with a placebo, the company said. "With this clinical hurdle removed, we view the company as one of the prime takeout targets," William Blair analyst Andy Hsieh wrote in a client note.


Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:16

Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western WallIsraeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.


Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:01

 ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.


When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize

Science Daily Animal News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:28

Reptile and amphibian communities exhibit a promising level of resilience to agricultural lands. In a new study, herpetologists compared forested areas to manicured citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Belize. Further intriguing discoveries were made when the Category 1 Hurricane Earl hit the study site.

Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:27

Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All GaysPresident Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.


108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:54

108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-CapableThe new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force’s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become “concurrency orphans” — airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for.


Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and Spain

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:46

Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and SpainWildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in “exceptional” weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.


Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction

Science Daily Animal News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:27

Fanged kangaroos -- an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos -- might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought. A new study has found the species might have competed for resources with ancestors of modern kangaroos.

Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:18

Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down“Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” Michella Flores told a television channel. Ms Flores, 51, had been outside the perimeter of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, watching the country music performers from outside the fence, when Stephen Paddock opened fire, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. Ms Flores, who has worked as a firefighter and paramedic before taking up her current job as a part-time flight attendant and customer service representative at Kaiser Air in Santa Rosa, told KTVU she returned to California and headed to her parents’ home.


Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:12

Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream ShopA family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.


How to save giant tropical fruit bats: Work with local hunters who use bat teeth as money

Science Daily Animal News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 05:19

Flying foxes -- giant fruit bats that look like winged German shepherd puppies -- are in trouble. But scientists suggest a new way to help protect the bats on the Solomon Islands: working with local hunters who use the bats' teeth as currency. The traditional practice, it turns out, is a positive thing for bat conservation.

Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 05:03

 Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?


Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 05:02

Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet"We were more worried because of how panicked they were"


2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 05:00

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride Bare-essentials big twin may be best of the bunch “Llibertat ,” is a word moto-journalists became pretty familiar with during last month’s Harley-Davidson press ride in Catalunya. The English version of the word –


Kevin James Explains Why 'Kevin Can Wait' Killed Off His Wife

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:35

Kevin James Explains Why 'Kevin Can Wait' Killed Off His WifeKevin James said his sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” killed off his on-screen wife after last season because “we were literally just running out of ideas.”


Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatherings

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:27

Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatheringsA small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism's Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the city, Israeli archaeologists said on Monday. The 200-seat carved stone structure was found underneath a passageway leading to the raised esplanade where an ancient Jewish temple stood until it was razed by the Romans as they put down a rebellion in 70 AD. Unlike larger, open-air Roman auditoriums, the amphitheatre was likely meant to be an odeon, for musical performances, or a city council meeting hall known as a bouleuterion, the Israel Antiquites Authority said.


Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:30

Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda execMazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.


Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:11

Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passesThe Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue.   The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a “No” would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid.  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE  That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government’s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way” to Madrid’s request. If he did not do so, he “will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,” he said.  Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said “the most radical influences had prevailed” in Mr Puigdemont’s decision. But the Catalan president’s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government’s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday.  “The CUP would have sent a very different letter,” said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.


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