A meteorite touched down in Cuba around 1:15 p.m. on Friday, according to reports.
The National Weather Service in Key West, Florida, says it received reports that a meteor was seen in the sky across the Florida Keys and that it crashed in Western Cuba.
Newly unsealed documents about notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman contain claims by witnesses that he had sex with minors he called “vitamins,” a disturbing allegation coming just as a jury is about to start deliberating in his U.S. drug-trafficking case.
According to papers made public late Friday, a key government cooperator told authorities Guzman had him drug girls as young as 13 before Guzman had sex with them at one of his Mexican hideouts in the late 2000s.
Across the nation, huge numbers of protesters — possibly hundreds of thousands — took to the streets.
The outpouring appeared to be one of the largest demonstrations ever against Maduro and the deep crises facing Venezuela under his leadership. Hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicines have fueled hunger, diseases and a historic outflow of migrants.
“We don’t have enough money for food. This government has to resign for Venezuela to be beautiful again, and I have faith Guaidó will bring us success,” she said.
CAIRO – 2 February 2019: Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced Saturday the discovery of two cemeteries that contain five wells, two of them for burial in Tuna el Gebel archaeological area in Minya governorate.
The uncovered cemeteries house 40 mummies, 10 of which were for children.
With a price tag of around $1 trillion, the project is more than an infrastructure investment. It's a global play to integrate the economies of Asia, Europe, and Africa, with China at the helm. Once finished, it could alter the landscape of international trade, forming stronger alliances outside powerhouses like the US.
It could also cause major damage to the environment, including the spread of invasive species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. If that seems far-fetched, consider the results of a recent study published in Current Biology, which found that areas along the Belt and Road initiative are particularly vulnerable to an invasion of non-native animals.
Agents removed a total of 57 packages of suspected narcotics. The substances in the packages tested positive for cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin. There were 34 packages of cocaine weighing approximately 87 pounds, 19 packages of fentanyl weighing approximately 44 pounds, and four packages of heroin weighing approximately nine pounds. The narcotics have a street value of more than $2,250,000.
In a stunning reversal, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) now says he does not believe he appears in a photo which shows two individuals in blackface and KKK uniform and has no immediate plans to resign, according to a Virginia Democrat who spoke to the embattled lawmaker, the Associated Press reports. On Friday evening, Northam acknowledged he was in the photo, yet declined to reveal which attire he wore.
The Democrat, who said they were “not authorized” to speak publically on the matter, told the news outlet that Northam is phoning state lawmakers Saturday in an attempt to shore up support that has all but evaporated the prior evening.
THE DEMOCRATS - THE PARTY OF RACISM & BIGOTRY:
Dixiecrat racist, Segregationist George Wallace, remained a welcomed Democrat until his death in 1998 and was a Democratic member of the House and Senate or Governor until 1987. He was never kicked out or persuaded from being a Democrat. He never became a Republican. Bill Clinton mentor J. William Fulbright was another of many racist, segregationist Democrats who never switched and remained welcomed and loved by Democrats. President LBJ was a Dixiecrat. He took over Democratic racism, evolving it at the sickest level. Other examples of racists who remained loyal, welcomed and accepted Democrats include KKK Robert Byrd, Al Gore Sr., Lester Maddox, Bull Connor, John Stennis, James Eastland, Russell Long, Sam Ervin, Everett Jordan, Jesse Helms, John Sparkman, John McClellan, Richard Russell, James Eastland, Russell Long, Herman Talmadge, Benjamin Laney, Mills Godwin and Orval Faubus. Not only did these racist, segregationist, KKK men not change parties, a vast majority of their racist following stayed comfortable and welcomed within the Democrats. Today, we have Democrat Governor Ralph Northam In Blackface & KKK Photo.
Former YouTube star and singer Austin Jones pleaded guilty Friday to coaxing six underage female fans to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves, PEOPLE confirms.
Jones, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois.
China caved to President Trump’s Trade War demands as state-media published plans that foreign investors will no longer be subject to compulsory technology transfers.
With the clock running down on Trump’s threat to increase a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese exports to a 25 percent tariff on March 1, China is agreeing to meaningful structural trade reforms that the U.S. has been demanding for over a decade.
[...] The move will open a wide swath of China’s internal markets that have been closed to U.S. service industry firms. The breadth of China’s “reform” regime supposedly includes elimination of non-tariff trade barriers such as eliminating state-sponsored cyber-intrusions and converting U.S. intellectual property rights, according to the Epoch Times.
[...] The Chinese must accept that they catastrophically underestimated President Trump’s Trade War resolve to go all-in against China and its multinational corporate fellow-travelers. As a long-term player, China must now cut a deal with a relentless adversary, and hopes America elects a more pliable president in the future.
You should know that there are rival political factions within China that want Xi Jinping to fail as he has made many enemies with his 'crusade against corruption' campaign. At the moment, it's politically expedient to cooperate with Trump, to keep China's economy afloat. With that said, you can be sure China will pump tens of millions if not more to try and influence the 2020 campaign, as they surely wouldn't want Trump in office. The sad thing is, whatever deal they cut with Trump will be broken once he leaves office as we know China is the last country to respect any type of international laws or pacts. So the question is, has the Trump team figured out the long game here? One thing we can be really hopeful for is Trump bringing on board, Peter Navarro. You should really learn who he is. Watch his "Crouching Tiger" episodes on YouTube, or if you want something easy to swallow, find his documentary called "Death By China" on our Youtube channel, @CentipedeNation.
John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama, Hunstville, was one of the first to push the federal government to conduct a “red team, blue team” debate on climate science. That was a decade ago. Now he wants to use his new perch on the agency’s Science Advisory Board to challenge climate science consensus.
Christy, who is a frequent critic of EPA regulations, said he will use his position on the 45-member board to question the results of climate models. He’s a frequent speaker at conservative think tanks that promote the notion that worldwide temperature increases are largely unrelated to human activity.
An estimated 13,800 people gathered between Daumesnil and Republic avenues, according to a count by Occurrence cited by Liberation. Live coverage of the protests show clashes, with police firing tear gas into the crowds of demonstrators on the smoke-choked streets in Paris.
Lines of riot police are facing off against protesters. Some of those marching through the French capital bear the scars of their injuries, with prominent protester Jerome Rodrigues covering his wounded eye with a patch.
Following the exchange, people on Twitter accused Maher of making a racist joke to the congressman.
“Bill Maher insults black CIA vet by suggesting he picked up tips ‘behind the Popeye's Chicken’ same day as Ralph Northam admits he submitted racist af blackface Klan photo to yearbook - it's almost like this is all a game to them,” tweeted the Federalist publisher Ben Domenech.
The powerful union leader known as ‘Johnny Doc’ heads ‘the single-most effective political organization’ in the key 2020 state.
The bombshell charges announced Wednesday against building trades leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty — a Philadelphia labor kingpin whose union is the single biggest independent source of campaign funding in the state — threaten to sap statehouse and congressional Democrats of a mega-donor, slow the party’s momentum in the Philadelphia suburbs, and sideline the man who orchestrated the Democratic takeover of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
A few years before the nation’s high-stakes midterm elections, the union’s deep pockets helped put three justices on the state Supreme Court, including Dougherty’s brother, Kevin.
Trump is going after the ones who funded and created the illegal Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Illegal because the Senators and Congressmen were bribed to appoint them.
Dougherty was charged with embezzlement, bribery, and theft in a 116-count indictment that alleged he and others stole more than $600,000 in union funds and repeatedly strong-armed public and private officials with the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
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