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A red-hot bubble was caught on camera spewing out steaming hot lava 65 feet in the air — and the Internet wants to know more.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) shared the picture on “Throwback Thursday” last week to highlight a “rare” lava-dome fountain that was spotted in Hawaii on October 11, 1969.
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California on Thursday afternoon.
The quake hit near the Channel Islands area of the west coast state, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), hitting near cities such as Los Angeles and Ventura.
According to the NY Daily News, Petion grabbed the girl who was sleeping at the time, by the neck, placed his hand over her mouth and said he’d hit her if she didn’t stop yelling.
Prosecutors said the girl told police she woke up to Frantz Petion, 25, abusing her in her attic bedroom Sunday.
She has six DUIs in six states, according to police.
In one incident, she was with her children in the car when she lost control and slammed into the median multiple times before her tire blew and the bare rim forced her to stop five miles later. When an officer approached the car, she was allegedly nursing the infant.
The victim had been hanging out at the Wesley Chapel restaurant bar for about three hours when she decided to go to a friend’s house around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. When she got there, a woman walked up to her in the parking lot and started talking to her.
“The next thing she knew her neck was cut and she had fallen to the ground,” deputies said in the release. The pair allegedly made off with the woman’s cellphone, wallet and multiple credit cards. The cards were later used to make purchases at three different Walmarts.
Authorities from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut said Abdi and his girlfriend forced a woman to prostitute herself from December 2016 to January 2017.
The woman was advertised on Backpage.com and other websites and was forced to have sex with customers in rented hotel rooms.
A male nurse who was serving a life sentence in Georgia for sexually assaulting female patients and was mistakenly freed from custody turned himself into authorities on Wednesday.
Paul Serdula, of Marietta, turned himself into the Cobb County Jail at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office records show.
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania district attorney was accused Wednesday of tipping off female drug dealers and giving them lenient treatment in exchange for sex, resigning as he was charged with dozens of crimes.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a courthouse press conference that Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins manipulated women for sexual favors, calling it a betrayal of the community.
A Las Vegas political adviser who worked on national campaigns and high-profile Nevada races sexually enslaved and battered his ex-fiancée before police responded to a domestic dispute, the woman told the Review-Journal.
The 46-year-old woman provided copies of emails, text messages and a signed contract laying out her duties as a “slave in training” to Benjamin Sparks.
Dashcam and body camera footage captures University of Chicago police shooting a 21-year-old student after he charged at them with a pipe.
The incident happened on September 25, 2017, but officials didn’t release the footage until Thursday.
A dramatic video released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shows the moment a pregnant woman was able to safety escape as officers shot an armed suspect holding her hostage.
The woman could be heard saying “I’m pregnant” multiple times as police officers yelled at the suspect holding onto her to drop his gun.
The Justice Department today announced that three East Los Angeles men have agreed to plead guilty to federal civil rights and racketeering charges for participating in the 2014 firebombing of African-American residences inside the Ramona Gardens Housing Development.
On the night of May 11, 2014, eight members of the Big Hazard street gang, which claims Ramona Gardens as its territory, assembled, prepared Molotov cocktails, drove outside of Ramona Gardens, then reentered the housing development on foot to avoid its security cameras. Once the gang members located their pre-selected targets, they smashed the windows of four apartments and threw lit Molotov cocktails into the residences, according to the plea agreements. Three of the four targeted apartments were occupied by African-American families, including women and children, who were sleeping at the time of the unprovoked attack.
More than one million illegal immigrants living in California have received driver’s licenses, according to a new report.
The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced that as of March 31, 1,001,000 illegal immigrants have received licenses, The Sacramento Bee reported on Wednesday.
Governors of several states have voiced support for President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, paving the way for the White House to implement its latest anti-illegal immigration policy.
The Republican governors of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico — three states that border Mexico — backed the president’s move, which officials said could lead to troops on the ground as early as Wednesday night.
Governor Kate Brown said she will refuse any order from President Donald Trump to send Oregon’s guard troops down south to the US-Mexico border.
Sources say you likely won’t see a National Guard soldier standing on the border with an M-16 rifle arresting illegal immigrants. The military is prevented from enforcing domestic law.
What you will likely see is the Air National Guard helicopters providing backup for Border Agents chasing illegal border crossers or checking out sensor hits to determine the number of immigrants having crossed the line.
ALISO VIEJO (CBSLA) — The city of Aliso Viejo is joining the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary state law.
After more than six hours of debate and public comment, the Aliso Viejo City Council voted 4-1 early Thursday morning to join the Orange County cities of Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach in suing the state…
Following a three-hour meeting filled with name-calling and impassioned pleas, the Escondido City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to file a legal brief in support of the U.S. government’s lawsuit challenging the state’s sanctuary laws.
The action is the first by a San Diego County city. The county Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss filing a similar brief during a closed-door meeting April 17.
The girls said they were in line at Tiny’s Milk and Cookies in West U on Saturday, waiting to buy cookies for younger girls at their nearby church.
“A tall, short-haired blond woman came up to them and screamed, ‘Grab em by the (expletive) girls!'” the father of one of the girls said. He did not want to be identified, fearing retaliation against his daughter.
The girls initially tried to laugh it off, the father said.
“Then, she yells it again!” the father said. “At that point the girls were getting kind of scared, and then the woman starts, you know, going, ‘MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!’ while shaking her fist.”
As Richards tells it, Kushner said that Planned Parenthood “had made a big mistake by becoming ‘political’” and that the “main issue … was abortion.” So Kushner reportedly made her an offer. Richards writes:
According to The New York Times, Trump suggested to Richards that Planned Parenthood split in two, with one branch offering abortions and the second other services. …
What Trump and Kushner suggested was quite reasonable. After all, Planned Parenthood claims abortions are only 3 percent of what it does. With its morally abhorrent practices gone – or at least completely separated from its health care services, Planned Parenthood would not have to battle for tax funding anymore. And it would be able to dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to the health care services that it loves to tout –
The Deerfield decision is likely to face legal challenges from gun rights groups that see it as a violation of their constitutional rights. A similar ban in Highland Park, Illinois was challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and upheld.
Residents of Democratic-leaning Deerfield, Illinois have until June 13 to remove any firearms and magazines that fall outside the new restrictions or face a fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to an ordinance passed by the town board on Monday night.
When 2,000 passengers boarded Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Sun” ship on March 16 for a luxurious 15-day sail to Los Angeles, they were shocked to step into a nightmarelike “construction zone” onboard.
Now, over 450 passengers are rallying together in a Facebook group to protest the cruise line’s failure to inform them of the repairs in advance.
The body of a missing employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was found this week in a river nearly two months after his “unusual” disappearance prompted a nationwide search, police announced Thursday.
Timothy Cunningham, an epidemiologist at the CDC, was found in Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta late Tuesday. Fishermen in the area spotted the body along the bank of the river face up. The decomposed body was stuck in mud in an area that was not easily accessible, leading officials to believe it was “in that position for a while.”
Your brain keeps making new nerve cells, even as you get older.
That’s a big deal. For decades, researchers believed that aging brains stop making new cells. But recent research has offered strong evidence to the contrary, and a new paper published Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell tries to put the notion to bed entirely. Aging brains, the researchers showed, produce just as many new cells as younger brains do.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week on Capitol Hill regarding recent revelations about how the world’s most popular social media site collects and uses people’s data, lawmakers said Wednesday.
Facebook has rejected an advertisement by a Catholic college for an online theology program, declaring that the ad contained “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content” because of the image of a medieval crucifix.
During a wide-ranging phone conversation on Wednesday with the press in advance of his testimony on Capitol Hill next week, the embattled chief executive told reporters that he accepted blame for the data scandal that put the personal information of up to 87 million users in the hands of a data-mining firm connected to the Trump campaign.
Fallout from the incident has prompted a #DeleteFacebook push among users, angered advertisers and led the Federal Trade Commission to open up an investigation into the company’s practices to determine if it violated a consent decree that was signed in 2011.
Google has become so powerful that the Chinese military has sought the tech giant’s help.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Over 50 top Artificial Intelligence researchers on Wednesday announced a boycott of KAIST, South Korea’s top university, after it opened what they called an AI weapons lab with one of South Korea’s largest companies.
The researchers, based in 30 countries, said they would refrain from visiting KAIST, hosting visitors from the university, or cooperating with its research programs until it pledged to refrain from developing AI weapons without “meaningful human control”.
Today, IMAX is releasing its first augmented reality project, developed in partnership with conversational technology company Conversive and tied to the release of the new IMAX documentary Pandas.
With Pandas AR, children don’t just watch an animated panda in real-world environments — they can also talk to it, getting educated on facts about pandas and taking quizzes about what they’ve learned.
West Midlands Police said officers were hunting a man believed to be in possession of a machete in the Buffrey Road area of the town.
They said the incident began after a car crashed into parked vehicles, resulting in one man suffering leg injuries, shortly before 3:30pm.
Russia has agreed to a new military cooperation roadmap with Vietnam, which could bring Moscow into the ongoing power struggle between the China and the U.S. in the South China Sea.
The deal was signed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reported.
The State Department said Thursday that the Trump administration has signed off on an agreement to sell more that $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia, the second arms deal between the U.S. and Riyadh in as many months.
The package includes about 180 Paladin howitzer systems. The artillery-firing vehicles launch 155mm shells.
Fox News Video: Tammy Bruce’s take: Hillary blame tour, Christian privilege
Commentator and columnist on Clinton blaming everything from misogyny to the FBI for her 2016 presidential loss, accusing Fox News of always trying to ‘impeach’ her and the emergence of ‘Christian privilege’ as a leftist target.
If there were a Hall of Fame for political rhetoric, the phrase “social justice” would deserve a prominent place there. It has the prime virtue of political catchwords: It means many different things to many different people.
In other words, if you are a politician, you can get lots of people with different concrete ideas to agree with you when you come out boldly for the vague generality of “social justice.”
Tucker: The mainstream media will soon stop talking about the shooting at YouTube headquarters because there’s no obvious way to use it shooting to advance the objectives of the Democratic Party. That’s how corrupt they are.
Big Tech CEOs are the first to cry for gun control and an evolution on gun policies but never leave home without the biggest armed guards.
Excellent Read! Martin Luther King: ‘We Can’t Keep On Blaming the White Man’
Discussion of antisocial behavior in poor black communities, let alone the possibility that it plays a significant role in racial inequality, has become another casualty of the post-’60s era. King and other black leaders at the time spoke openly about the need for more-responsible behavior in poor black communities. After remarking on disproportionately high inner-city crime rates, King told a black congregation in St. Louis that “we’ve got to do something about our moral standards.” He added: “We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”
King’s successors mostly ignore this advice, preferring instead to keep the onus on whites. Where King tried to instill in young people the importance of personal responsibility and self-determination notwithstanding racial barriers, his counterparts today spend more time making excuses for counterproductive behavior and dismissing criticism of it as racist. Activists who long ago abandoned King’s colorblind standard, which was the basis for the landmark civil-rights laws enacted in the 1960s, tell black youths today that they are victims, first and foremost.