France is training eagles to take down drones

France is training eagles to take down drones

The Air Force initially acquired four royal eagle eggs last spring and have been training these birds in south-west France after the bird's reached adult size. Birds of prey are being trained to prevent terror attacks in, after being recruited by the country's air force. But it wasn't until 2015 when the Dutch started using bald eagles to intercept drones that other militaries started to see the benefit of these winged warriors. Read More

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To get the discount, simply enter the code BIGTHANKS are checkout. Offer expires at 11:59 PM (PT) on 2/22/2017. The offer only applies to items sold by Amazon .com and excludes digital content, video games, or Amazon Gift Cards. 2 with a score of 85.41), Publix Super Markets (82.78), Johnson & Johnson (82.57), Apple (82.07), and UPS (82.05). The poll, which included a survey of more than 23,000 people in the United States ranked Amazon as excellent in the categories of Emotional ... Read More

Protest set in Honolulu against closure of Dakota pipeline camp

Protest set in Honolulu against closure of Dakota pipeline camp

Dakota Access pipeline protestors are bracing for a possible confrontation with authorities, after some vowed to ignore the Wednesday afternoon deadline to leave the protest camp. Camp leader Phyllis Young said rain Monday hampered that effort, and that Native Americans also took time out for traditional ceremonies related to the weather. Read More

Donald Trump state visit 'should and will happen' MPs told during debate

While the debate won't make a difference as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has already rejected the petition and there was no vote after the debate, it was at times impassioned - by British standards, all "thank you for giving way, my honorable friend" and warnings that talking in the public gallery would see the entire thing brought to a halt. Read More

White House denounces threats made to Jewish centres across US

Patch is reporting that other Jewish community centers that received bomb threats on February 20 include Houston , Texas' Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin . In a statement, the ADL said the threats are "alarming and disruptive". The threats were deemed hoaxes, but the centers were evacuated as a precaution, the Times reported. Read More

Small plane carrying 4 Americans, pilot crashes in Australia

The day before the fatal plane crash, Mr Garland wrote about the "really tough and windy conditions" at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, followed by " Melbourne is a magnificent and unbelievable city". A light aircraft carrying five people has crashed in Melbourne, Australia and burst into a ball of flames. The pilot reported a " catastrophic engine failure " moments before the plane crashed into a storage area at the rear of the mall, police said. Read More

Surveillance footage reveals moment of Kim Jong-nam assassination

But an unbowed Kang hit back. "It has been seven days since the incident, but there is no clear evidence on the cause of death and at the moment we can not trust the investigation by the Malaysian police", said the ambassador, who had earlier been summoned by the Malaysian Foreign Ministry to explain other remarks doubting the probe's impartiality. Read More

Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Shootout With Armed Driver

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the two officers responded to what they believed was a traffic accident in Whittier when a gang member who was "all tattooed up" began firing. Few details have been released about the incident, and it was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting. The two police officers and the suspect were all initially transported to local hospitals in unknown conditions, the release stated. Read More

Several killed in Mogadishu market blast

The attack was the first in the capital since the February 8 election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a Somali-American citizen from Buffalo, New York. Al Shabaab is considered to be the most lethal insurgent group in East Africa, as they carried out attacks in neighboring countries that contributed troops to the AMISOM mission in the Somalia. Read More

Russian ambassador to United Nations dies after passing out at embassy

Russian ambassador to United Nations dies after passing out at embassy

Churkin fell ill in his office at Russia's United Nations mission and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he died Monday, AP reported , citing Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov. The career diplomat had to defend Moscow's position in the United Nations during Russia's annexation of Crimea and the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. Churkin was the longest-serving member of the Security Council, the UN's most powerful body. Read More

Bild am Sonntag: PSA pledges to keep Opel's four German sites running

The deal, as part of a proposed acquisition of GM's German Opel unit, would create Europe's second-largest. "There's been a request for a meeting and we will try to make that meeting happen, but I am not going into what the nature of that conversation will be", the spokesman said, adding that the timing of the meeting will depend on "diary compatibility". Read More

Trump was told in January that Flynn misled Pence, WH says

Trump was told in January that Flynn misled Pence, WH says

Flynn had promised Pence he had not discussed sanctions with the Russians, but transcripts of intercepted communications, described by USA officials, showed that the subject had come up in conversations between him and the Russian ambassador. Read More

Trump Deportation Force & Latino pick for Labor: Darcy cartoon

The NAACP's Miami-Dade branch expressed concern, telling the Miami Herald at the time of Acosta's hire that his "lack of diversity in hiring and promotion while serving as USA attorney gives cause for concern for his consideration as dean of FIU's College of Law". Read More

'Blind sheik' convicted in Trade Center bombings dies in prison

In 2012, Egyptian Islamist President Mohamed Morsi called for Abdel Rahman's transfer to Egypt for "humanitarian reasons", asking for a "prisoner exchange" with the United States. That got him eight months in prison. He was charged on suspicion of involvement in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat , which he was acquitted of involvement later. Read More

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus denies problems in West Wing

Wallace circled back to the press issue and said there's nothing wrong with criticizing media bias, but Trump's tweet went well beyond that. When, on Friday night, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare the press who report on him the enemy of the American people, it was clear that would be the topic of discussion on the Sunday circuit. Read More

Tony Blair says its time to "rise up" against Brexit

Blair urged voters to speak out against what he said was the government's drive to exit the European Union at any cost , arguing it could damage future generations and the unity of the country itself. He told Premier's News Hour: "I certainly fundamentally disagreed with Tony Blair on quite a few things, including the Iraq War.but you can't not say that he's an expert". Read More

New Homeland Security guidelines aggressively crack down on illegal immigration

I "will have opportunity to work (on) a rollout plan, in particular to make sure that there's no one in a sense caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports", Kelly said. The abrupt implementation of the ban, which was enforced just hours after it was signed, caught many officials and travelers unaware, leading to chaos and protests at worldwide airports in the USA and overseas. Read More

Gambia: Adama Barrow sworn

Gambia: Adama Barrow sworn

The official swearing-in of President Barrow has also been tied to The Gambia's 52nd Independence Day celebration. All eyes are now on The Gambia, and Adama Barrow must work hard not to disappoint Gambians, ECOWAS and the world. The European Union, which had cut support amid tensions with Jammeh, recently announced an $80m package of assistance. Senegal's President Macky Sall was among the honorary guests gathering Saturday in Independence Stadium, protected by troops from the West African ... Read More

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

McCorvey died Saturday at age 69. In September 1969, the month she turned 22, McCorvey became pregnant for a third time, according to Prager, who retraced her life through family, friends and advisers. The defendant, Wade, was the Dallas County district attorney, Henry Wade, responsible for enforcing the state's abortion laws. The lawsuit sought to prevent Wade from enforcing Texas law. Read More

Trump Emailed A Bizarre Anti-Media Survey Out To His Supporters

Over these next four years, our movement will be subjected to some of the nastiest attacks you can imagine. I need you by my side, supporting our message and doing your part to get the truth to the American voter'. Fast forward six months - past the November 8 election Trump won, his January 20 inauguration and the first month of his presidency - to February 16 and the grievance-filled news conference at the White House that took aim, once again, at the news media. Read More