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Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced the trial, with Tuesday marking the first time internet services were available nationwide.

"We need to be able to put the content of the revolution online," he told parliament in July, adding that Cubans could thus "Counter the avalanche of pseudo-cultural, banal and vulgar content" on the internet.



Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week

On Friday, one day after a CNN investigation found that Jones' Twitter accounts appeared to have repeatedly violated the company's rules, Twitter said the accounts belonging to Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars would remain online.

Twitter is one of the only major social media companies that has not scrubbed its platform of Jones or InfoWars.



Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday.

They failed to report accused clergy to police and sent abusive priests to so-called "Treatment facilities," which "Laundered" the priests and "Permitted hundreds of known offenders to return to ministry," the report said.



White House: we cannot guarantee there 's no tape of Trump using N-word

As the remarkable public spat between Donald Trump and former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman continued on Tuesday, the White House was unable to guarantee that no recordings exist of the president using the "N-word".

On CBS, Manigault Newman revealed a third tape she said recorded a 2016 conference call among Trump aides discussing how to address potential fallout from any release of tapes that allegedly contain Trump using the n-word.



Gun activist seeks legal action over Who Is America? sex toy prank

Gun activist Dan Roberts has said he is hoping to take legal action against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen after he was tricked into putting a sex toy in his mouth during an appearance on Who Is America?

The leader of Youth Shooters of America told the New York Times he was "Actively exploring what legal remedies may be available" and that he was unaware he was being pranked when he met Baron Cohen.



Parkland Bombshells from Top Cop: Staff Should 've Been Armed, Shooter Used 5-round Magazines

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, head of Florida's state-appointed commission investigating the Parkland shooting, said today that video from inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, had to reload his AR-15 assault rifle several times.

Active shooter preparations that create a "Threat" type of environment at the school, and put the kids in a "Lockdown" mindset - things like school shooter drills or visibly armed staff - only serve to create a climate of fear among parents and children that feeds support for gun control measures.



Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co disclosed Tuesday it will spend $740 million on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's historic but dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites.

Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.



This pill lets you eat as much fat as you want and gain no weight

It sounds too good to be true, but scientists may have found a way for you to eat as much fat as you want without gaining any weight.

"Instead of being taken up into tissues, much of the fat is excreted in the faeces, and mice do not gain much weight on a high fat diet." The mice with blocked receptors didn't gain weight, but the others doubled in weight.



Beyoncé dedicates Detroit concert to ailing Aretha Franklin

Beyoncé dedicated Monday night's Detroit concert to the ailing Aretha Franklin, drawing a massive roar from the Queen of Soul's hometown crowd.

Ford Field is just around the corner from Aretha Franklin Way, the Detroit street ceremonially named last summer for a tearful Franklin.



Puerto Rico Officials Say All of Island Has Power Again

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday.

Power company spokesman Gerardo Quinones said that some individual homes around Puerto Rico may still be without power because of repairs residents need to make and that the island of Vieques continues to rely on generators.



Mineral created in lab that can remove CO2 pollution from atmosphere

Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesite, in a lab that can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, offering a potential strategy for tackling climate change.

Every ton of magnesite is capable of removing around half a ton of CO2 from the atmosphere.



Oklahoma School Closes After Threats to Transgender Student

A school district in southern Oklahoma was forced to shut down for two days after parents used a Facebook group to threaten violence against a transgender seventh-grade student.

Cunningham offered to help train staff and students at the school and offered counseling to the transgender student.



The next five years will be 'anomalously warm, ' scientists predict

The past four years have been the four warmest ever recorded - and now, according to a new scientific forecast, the next five will also probably be "Anomalously warm," even beyond what the steady increase in global warming would produce on its own.

"What we found is that for the next five years or so, there is a high likelihood of an anomalously warm climate compared to anomalously cold," said Florian Sevellec, a scientist at France's National Center for Scientific Research, who co-authored the study published in Nature Communications with Sybren Drijfhout of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.



Trump signals he may ignore Russia provisions in defense bill he just signed

Trump objected to four of eight provisions focused on Russia.

The law would limit the use of federal funds to recognize Russian control over Crimea, but Trump asserted his authority as commander in chief, saying the law would unduly "Dictate the position of the United States in external military and foreign affairs."



Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at convention

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.

The convention linked to what it said was the Twitter account of the winning boy - named there as Emmett Brewer from Austin, Texas.



Russian Collusion Investigation: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

More.Russia Investigation: It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true.

It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and.



Trump won 't stop tweeting out evidence he 's actively obstructing justice – ThinkProgress

As special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly examines President Trump's tweets for evidence of obstruction of justice, Trump began his first morning back at work in nearly three weeks with a string of tweets approvingly quoting a right-wing commentator who wrote that the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok "Is as much about the Mueller investigation as anything else."

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch: "The Strzok firing is as much about the Mueller operation as anything else. There would be no Mueller Special Councel to investigate so called collusion but for the machinations of Strzok & his colleagues at the top levels of the FBI. We know this. - Donald J. Trump August 14, 2018. There's just one problem - by admitting Strzok's firing is"as much about the Mueller operation as anything else," Trump is providing Mueller with more evidence that he's still trying to meddle in the Department of Justice in an effort to protect himself from an active criminal investigation.



Grand jury report in Pennsylvania details abuse by Catholic priests

A grand jury's report on sexual abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania is expected to be released later Tuesday.

More than 300 "Predator priests" in six Roman Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania were protected by church leaders more interested in safeguarding the church and the abusers than tending to their victims, a scathing grand jury report released Tuesday claims.



Michigan girls escape kidnap attempt by fighting, throwing hot coffee on suspect

Police in Michigan say four girls managed to fight off a man who assaulted them over the weekend by throwing hot coffee on him.

"The suspect let the young girl go and grabbed another one of the girls by her hair. The suspect was again kicked and hit by the girls until he let her go and fled on foot."



Hungary to stop financing gender studies courses: PM aide

BUDAPEST - Hungary's government will stop financing gender studies university courses, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Tuesday, marking one of the first concrete steps in a cultural shift signaled last month.

Gender studies courses are taught at the state-run university ELTE and Central European University, which are among the top universities in Hungary.



Genoa bridge collapses, dozens dead

Genoa, August 14 - Fire brigade sources said that, up to now, 35 people are dead after a section of a highway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday.

"It was just after 11:30 when we saw the lighting bolt hit the bridge and we saw the bridge go down," Pietro M. told ANSA. The bridge runs over shopping centres, factories, some homes, the Genoa-Milan railway line and the river.



'Not scared': Russian teen charged under 'gay propaganda' law says he'll keep protesting

Then on Aug. 7, two weeks after he was detained, Neverov became the first minor charged under Russia's so-called gay propaganda law.

Neverov now joins the growing crowd of LGBTQ activists detained and fined due to the propaganda law.



The Latest: Defense in Manafort 's fraud trial rests case

12:16 p.m. The defense in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax and fraud trial has rested its case without calling any witnesses.

12:21 a.m. The trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort is turning from the prosecution to his defense team.



Missouri nun busted at Sydney airport for smuggling cocaine inside high heels, officials say

A Missouri nun who traveled to Australia last August to visit a man she met online was caught smuggling cocaine - inside the heels of her shoes, officials said.

Denise Marie Woodrum, 51, was busted while going through customs at the Sydney Airport on Aug. 4 last year.



State of emergency declared in Florida amid toxic red tide outbreak on Gulf coast

The Governor of Florida issued a state of emergency in response to this year's excessive red tide, the toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the Sunshine State and leaving beaches covered with piles of dead marine wildlife.

"I am also directing a further $900,000 in grants for Lee County to clean up impacts related to red tide - bringing total red tide grant funding for Lee County to more than $1.3 million," Scott said.



Keep bribes quiet for 10 years, FIFA won 't punish you

The message to soccer officials not deterred from seeking to profit from bribery and fraud by the criminal cases: As long as the misdemeanor is not discovered for 10 years you will be in the clear at FIFA. Ethics prosecutors now only have five years to complete cases into other general breaches of the code - half the previous time permitted to uncover wrongdoing.

During their first years in the job, the heads of the investigatory and adjuratory chambers of the ethics committees have been blocked from speaking to the media by FIFA. FIFA finally has found more compliant scrutineers of ethics.



Italy bridge collapse in Genoa traps cars under rubble today

Rescuers were digging through the rubble to try and find people in cars that fell through the collapsed section.

A fire service spokesperson told AFP the bridge collapsed primarily onto rail tracks about 100 yards below and that "Cars and trucks" had fallen with the rubble.



Motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy

A major bridge has collapsed near the northern Italian city of Genoa, police say.

The bridge, built in the 1960s, is known as the Morandi bridge.



Who Is America: Gun activist Dan Roberts seeking legal action over 'malicious ' Sacha Baron Cohen prank

Gun activist Dan Roberts has addressed his humiliating appearance on Who Is America? branding Sacha Baron Cohen "Malicious."

Roberts branded his appearance "a malicious, willful and deliberate act on the part of Sacha Baron Cohen, the production company and Showtime, who blatantly lied to me about the purpose of the entire thing, in a deliberate effort to humiliate me."



An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the world's largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said.

Nico Sell, the co-founder of the the non-profit r00tz Asylum, which teaches children how to become hackers and helped organize the event, said an 11-year-old girl also managed to make changes to the same Florida replica website in about 15 minutes, tripling the number of votes found there.



Reddit, the 'front page of the internet, ' has been blocked in China

In my impression, there isn't much Chinese content on Reddit, and not many people use Reddit in China.

Variations on the question "Why isn't Reddit blocked in China" has been asked on the forum several times before, with popular answers more or less falling along the lines of "Nobody in China uses Reddit."



Casualties feared in Italy after huge section of Genoa motorway bridge collapses

Casualties are feared in Italy after a large section of motorway bridge collapsed onto houses in the northern port city of Genoa.

The fire service said it was feared that cars that were on the motorway had plummeted when it suddenly gave way.



Italy bridge: Genoa motorway bridge collapses 'killing at least 10 '

A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m.Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was likely to be "An immense tragedy", while police sources said at least 10 people had died.

The bridge, built in the 1960s, stands on the A10 toll motorway and is known as the Morandi bridge.



New Zealand to consider miscarriage leave for parents in bid to tackle 'taboo ' subject

The Labour MP Ginny Andersen, who sponsored the bill, said miscarriage was still a "Taboo subject" in New Zealand and paid leave to grieve for the loss of a baby - at any stage of the pregnancy - would bring the subject into the open.

"A miscarriage is a terrible time for parents and this bill provides certainty for parents and employers around the definition of a miscarriage so that parents can grieve and spend time to work through the personal toll of a miscarriage," said Lees-Galloways.



Italian bridge collapses, police say

Part of an Italian bridge collapsed Tuesday and both roadways of the A10 motorway plummeted into the ground, police said.

Images posted by state police showed the highway with a huge section missing.



call their parents instead, police force says

Police have told shop workers to call the parents of young shoplifters instead of dialling 999 amid concerns that they are being swamped by emergency calls, it has been claimed.

A city centre security guard, based in Truro, Cornwall, said police advised him that those caught attempting to steal could not be detained for longer than 30 minutes, and that any theft of under £200 would probably not be dealt with.



The Simpsons Movie: A sequel is finally in the works

FANS of The Simpsons Movie finally have something to look forward to - the long awaited sequel.

An article in The Wall Street Journal has uncovered that a sequel to the animated comedy is now finally in the works - and will see the Simpsons family return to the big screen more than a decade after they last starred in their own movie.



Westminster car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

A number of people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say.

"The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it."



Parliament car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say.

"The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it."



The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

The deadliest fire, the Carr Fire, has left eight people dead, including three firefighters.

State fire officials say the firefighter died Monday at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco.



Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells '

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.

Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation.