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Half a million bees die in Iowa vandalism, two boys charged

Justin and Tori Engelhardt, husband and wife beekeepers in Sioux City, Iowa, discovered a tragic surprise late last month when they went to check on their 50 beehives. The hives — home to half a million bees — had been overturned and hacked apart. The couple’s supply shed had been ransacked. The result was 5000,000 dead bees and an estimated $60,000 in damaged property — a major setback for the Engelhardts and their 6-year-old honey business. “They knocked over every single hive, killing all the bees. They wiped us out…

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‘Smacks of fraud’: House releases Glenn Simpson Trump-dossier testimony

The House intelligence committee released 184-pages of sworn testimony on Thursday by Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter whose opposition research into Donald Trump spawned a controversial dossier that ultimately was handed to the FBI. It was the second release of Congressional testimony by Simpson, and it contained no Earth-shattering revelations, but Simpson went into much greater detail with the House committee than he did with the Senate judiciary committee about his research into Trump’s alleged business dealings with Russians and organized crime figures, in passages that at…

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Winter storm kills at least eight as it paralyzes the South

At least eight people have been killed by icy weather paralyzing the South, which crippled transportation and left tens of thousands of customers without power, authorities and meteorologists said Wednesday. Almost 1,700 arrivals and departures were canceled or delayed by late Wednesday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, which recorded 2.3 inches of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday. Hundreds of other delays and cancellations were reported at airports in New Orleans, Houston, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The governors of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina all…

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Panama hotel owners want Trump’s name off the property

Owners of a Trump-branded skyscraper hotel in Panama are suing the hotel arm of President Donald Trump’s business, according to a complaint filed in federal court in New York on Tuesday. The owners are demanding the termination of the management contract with the Trump Organization and the removal of Trump’s name from the property. The reason for the demand? They say Trump’s name is bad for business. “Nobody wants to stay in a Trump hotel,” a representative of one of the owners told NBC News, asking for anonymity because the…

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Massive oil spill spreads in East China Sea, could be world's largest in decades

What could be the largest oil spill since 1989’s Exxon Valdez is unfolding in the East China Sea after a deadly and fiery collision between two vessels caused a tanker to sink. All 32 crew members are thought to have died aboard the Iranian vessel “Sanchi,” which was carrying about 1 million barrels of condensate.  According to Bloomberg News, the ship was transporting hydrocarbon liquid that’s a key ingredient for making petrochemicals, including jet fuel. It was headed to the port of Daesan, South Korea when it struck the transport…

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Ancient, Icy Tomb of Scythian Prince, Oldest of its Kind, Expected to Hold Hidden Treasures

Archaeologists working in Siberia have discovered an undisturbed ancient kurgan—a tomb of a Scythian prince. The tomb appears to be both the oldest and largest of its kind ever recorded in southern Siberia, according to a press release from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Gino Caspari, an Swiss archaeologist with Bern University, first identified an intriguing circular structure while studying high-resolution satellite imagery of Siberia’s Uyuk River Valley and suspected it could be a kurgan, according to the press release. A collaboration between Caspari and researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as the…

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‘Surrender or die by SHOVEL’ US army chief tells ISIS jihadis they face ‘extreme death’

Command Sergeant Major John Troxell made the threats in social media posts on Twitter and Facebook.  He said: “ISIS needs to understand their two options when facing us: surrender or die!” In the direct posts on social media he warned ISIS members what will await them if they refuse to surrender.  CSM Troxell wrote on Facebook: “If they choose not to surrender, we will kill them with extreme prejudice through security force assistance, dropping bombs on them, shooting them in the face, or beating them to death with our entrenching…

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Honduras earthquake: Cancun ROCKED after monster 7.6 magnitude quake hits

Video footage of the Honduras earthquake showed a kitchen in Cancun being shaken as the earthquake resonated across the region.  Lights can be seen shaking during the short and sharp aftermath of the Honduras earthquake. The NWS Pacific Warning Center in a statement said: “Based on all available data… hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts. “Persons located in the threatened coastal areas should stay alert for information and follow instructions from national and local authorities.” The Honduras earthquake prompted an advisory for the “potential threat” for the islands…

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Honduras earthquake: Shock video shows seismograph as monster 7.6 magnitude quake hits

The Honduras earthquake prompted an advisory for the “potential threat” for the islands of Puerto Rico, the British and US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba and Nicaragua. The advisory was extended to Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Belize after the US Geological Survey (USGS) initially recorded the quake as a 7.8 magnitude, when it struck 44km east of Great Swan Island, Honduras. The NWS Pacific Warning Center in a statement said: “Based on all available data… hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts. “Persons located in the…

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BREAKING: Monster 7.6 magnitude EARTHQUAKE threatens Caribbean with TSUNAMI

Multiple tsunami warnings have been issued for hurricane devastated islands of Puerto Rico, the British and US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba and Nicaragua. The advisory of a “potential threat” has also been issued for Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Belize. The earthquake, initially recorded by the USGS as a 7.8 magnitude, struck 44km east of Great Swan Island, Honduras. Last year the region was devastated by several deadly hurricanes – including Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Nate and Hurricane Maria. The NWS Pacific Warning Center in a statement said:…

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