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‘I am after you’: Maine governor threatens lawmaker in shocking, profanity-laced voicemail

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:27 | Michael Walsh

‘I am after you’: Maine governor threatens lawmaker in shocking, profanity-laced voicemailThe Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism. “Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hall in North Berwick on Wednesday.

No, you’re a racist! Clinton, Trump repeatedly accuse each other of bigotry

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:16 | Michael Walsh

No, you’re a racist! Clinton, Trump repeatedly accuse each other of bigotryAfter Hillary Clinton’s denunciations of Donald Trump as a race-baiting demagogue, he dug up the oldest comeback in the book: I know you are but what am I? You look at what’s happening to African-Americans and Hispanics in this country,” Trump said during a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Cooper pressed Trump, who had called Clinton a bigot at a rally Wednesday night, on the definition of “bigotry” and whether the GOP nominee thinks Clinton has antipathy or hatred toward a particular group, or if he just thinks her policies are bigoted.

Tear gas as Zimbabwe police beat anti-Mugabe marchers

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:10 | AFP

Tear gas as Zimbabwe police beat anti-Mugabe marchersRiots erupted in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Friday after police fired tear gas and beat protesters who responded by throwing stones in the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of police blocked off the site of an opposition rally for electoral reforms by 2018, when 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the southern African country for decades will seek re-election. AFP correspondents saw armed police firing tear gas and water cannon at protesters gathered on the fringes of the central business district who were waiting for the march to start.

Happy National Dog Day!

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:22 | Yahoo News Contributors

Happy National Dog Day!Happy National Dog Day! It was established in 2004 in an effort to bring attention to the number of dogs in need of a home. According to the ASPCA, there are about 4 million dogs that enter shelters every year nationwide. Aug. 26 is significant to National Dog Day founder Colleen Paige because it was the same day she adopted her first dog when she was a little girl.

'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:27 | Associated Press

'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on islandA U.S. Navy aircraft crew spotted the pair on the beach and gave their location to the Coast Guard in Guam. The Coast Guard received a report about the couple’s 18-foot vessel going missing on Aug. 19. The U.S. Navy was alerted and spotted the survivors on the beach.

What You Need to Know About Expired EpiPens

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:44 | Consumer Reports

What You Need to Know About Expired EpiPensAnne McMaster, a retired nurse in Seattle with a serious allergy to bees, used to buy a new EpiPen every year when her current one expired. That stopped about three years ago when her out-of-pock...

Yellowstone employee falls to death in park canyon

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:40 | Reuters

Yellowstone employee falls to death in park canyonEstefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, a concession employee, was with a small group of coworkers at the rim of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone shortly after 3:15 a.m. when she fell, according to accounts by her companions, the park's public affairs office said in a statement.

Italy Earthquake: The Latest

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:46 | The Atlantic

Italy Earthquake: The LatestWhat we know Friday afternoon: —A 4.7-magnitude aftershock struck central Italy, and the president has declared a state of emergency.   —The death toll from the magnitude-6 earthquake in central Italy has risen to 290.

Trump's border wall plan is unrealistic and useless, experts say

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:58 | AFP

Trump's border wall plan is unrealistic and useless, experts sayEven as Donald Trump vacillates between toning down his harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and reaching out to minorities, he remains unshakable on one central campaign promise: building a wall on America's southern border with Mexico. "We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities," the Republican presidential candidate said as he accepted his party's nomination last month. "Mexico!" his energized supporters roared back.

SitRep: U.S. Commandos Outside the Wire; American Warship Opens Fire in Persian Gulf

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:43 | Foreign Policy Magazine

SitRep: U.S. Commandos Outside the Wire; American Warship Opens Fire in Persian GulfChina Steps Up; Kerry and Lavrov Meet; And Lots More

Kill drug lords, Philippines' top cop tells addicts

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:39 | AFP

Kill drug lords, Philippines' top cop tells addictsThe Philippines' police chief has called on drug users to kill traffickers and burn their homes, escalating President Rodrigo Duterte's deeply controversial crime war that has claimed 2,000 lives. "Why don't you give them a visit, pour gasoline on their homes and set these on fire to register your anger," Ronald dela Rosa said in a speech aired on television Friday. Dela Rosa was speaking Thursday to several hundred drug users who had surrendered in the central Philippines.

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:19 | Associated Press

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedomsPARIS (AP) — France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims.

Wildfires burn in Grand Teton National Park

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:21 | Yahoo News Photo

Wildfires burn in Grand Teton National ParkPopular areas in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks were welcoming tourists for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities. The blaze in Grand Teton National Park shut down a route leading to Yellowstone’s South Entrance, so visitors coming from the south through Wyoming will have to take an hour long detour into Idaho. The wildfire in Grand Teton has burned about 19 square miles since lightning sparked it last month.

Devastating bird flu strain found in U.S. wild duck - USDA

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:32 | Reuters

Devastating bird flu strain found in U.S. wild duck - USDABy Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The type of avian flu that led to the deaths of about 50 million U.S. chickens and turkeys last year has been found in the country for the first time in 14 months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The USDA said it detected the H5N2 strain of the disease in a wild duck in Alaska as part of surveillance testing it has been conducting on birds since last year's devastating outbreak. Wild birds can carry the virus without showing symptoms of it and transmit it to poultry through their feathers or feces.

Today's Horoscope

What's special today for you

Your birth on the 28th day of the month (1 energy) adds a tone of independence and extra energy to your Life Path. The number 1 energy suggest more executive ability and leadership qualities than you path may have indicated. A birthday on the 28th of any month gives greater will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach. Unlike much of the other 1 energy, this birthday is one that endow with the ability to start a job and continue on until it is finished.
Who would have thought you`d be so organized? Maybe you`re not compulsive about it, but the way that you drag yourself to shore instead of drowning in details is proof enough that you have some training in this area. Ideally, you`d prefer fun and games to distract you. If you`re good, maybe you`ll find something like that before the day is over. The sooner you tuck everything into its place, the more time you`ll have to play. The forecast looks good right now. You might not make any major gains, but you`re certainly not about to lose anything.

Lighten your load. Open your heart. The world is your playground and your inner child is looking for playmates. Maybe you`ll hook up with some free-spirited grown-ups, but maybe you`ll go right to the source. If you don`t have actual children of your own, perhaps you can borrow some from a friend or relative. This is about spending quality time, not just baby-sitting. Lower or raise yourself to kid height, depending on how you look at that level of elevation. Let your guard down, use your imagination and laugh a lot. You won`t want to stop.
The life of the party gets a life of his or her own. You don`t mind if the action moves elsewhere for a while. Spend some quiet time at your job, at home or wherever you go to reconnect with your center. Cleaning and organizing are wonderfully meditative. The state of your workspace or house will soon reflect your state of mind for whatever you decide to do next. Close off the areas that aren`t ready for the public. You`ll be finished with those renovations sooner or later, but you don`t want to devote your entire day to this project.

Catch up with the people that have been trying to pin you down. There`s an inbox full of email and a stack of phone messages waiting for your attention. Some of this is business-related, but much of it is personal. Maybe you`re in the midst of a fascinating exchange with friends or maybe distant relatives are wondering whatever happened to you. The usual rules of spelling and grammar don`t seem to apply when the subject really excites you. As long as you get the message across, nobody`s taking off any points for style.
If your wallet is getting light again, you know what that means. It`s time to start skipping the heavy meals and increasing your workload. Since you`re seeking inexpensive pursuits, maybe you could devote the next few days to research and development. It could be the beginning of a job search, a burst of entrepreneurial activity or one of those brilliant creative projects that seem to thrive in the absence of money. Make art with recycled materials, subtly transforming them into something that no one has ever seen before. Some of the best parties are spontaneous and free.

Groups thrive where individuals would falter. In spite of this populist trend, you`re in a league of your own, a category unto yourself. Others recognize your skills even as you share and teach. Somehow, you keep your own house in order while guiding everyone else through his or her personal maze. A busy environment won`t compromise your vision. You can start new projects even as you multitask. Promises and projections are worth their weight in gold. When you say that you`ll deliver, you really will deliver, and it`s going to be far better than expected, too.
Something is keeping you from doing your best. Hidden obstacles refuse to show themselves, so it`s going to be guesswork again. Once you retreat into your mind, you`ll probably stay there for a while and finding a footing in reality again could be tough. Before you get lost in Byzantine intrigue, go for the simple solution first. It could be all that you need. For instance, if you`re having a bad hair day, wear a hat and get on with your life. In case of severe doubt, just count the people who love you and be pleasantly surprised.

You fit easily into many groups. You`ll spend time with one or another, depending on your mood. The best social clubs are spontaneous, informal and require no dues. If you`re looking for something more specific, join an organization that shares your interests and reflects your goals. Bring along any friends that might fit in. But wherever you go, know that people are prepared to accept you as the person that you really are. For someone whose cosmic reputation sometimes paints him or her as a headstrong wild card, this is high praise indeed. Soak it up while you can.
Rules aren`t just for other people. The laws of the land are meant to be obeyed, even if you think some of them are silly. Whether you have an attitude about the government or issues about workplace policy, a confrontation with authority could end badly. Punishment for a minor infraction might even be turned into a major example. Use your logic instead of your ego. Remove yourself from situations that aren`t going well. You`ve been around the block enough times to know when to speak and when to be silent. And right now, silence is golden.

It gets monotonous when too many are saying the same thing too much. You need a change of mental scenery, anyway. Go elsewhere for stimulating conversation. If you have an age bias, you`re pleasantly surprised by a good visit with parents, in-laws or other older people whose opinions you respect. What once seemed like a duty is now actually a delight. Even if you never get around to the weighty matters, small talk can be enlightening. The more time you spend on this planet, the more you can distil your own useful experiences into nuggets of wisdom.
Gossip sparks your curiosity. Whether or not anybody asks you, you`re suddenly compelled to mind other people`s business. You do a little shoulder surfing here and a little eavesdropping there. Snooping is fun unless somebody catches you and then you`re likely to get burned. Make sure you have a full range of credible excuses in easy reach. The alternative, however unthinkable, it simply to stay out of trouble. You can be so good when you want to be.

Someone out there really needs your help. Even if you`re not in the business of rescuing people, you may end up throwing out a lifeline or two before this day is over. If you`re not repaying a debt, this person will definitely owe you one. In all the heroics, you might end up face to face with your best dream, your worst nightmare or maybe even both. Self-awareness is easy enough when the unknown challenges you. Just stick with what you know and you`ll never stray far from your center. That`s unquestionably your strongest point.