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    As many Americans plan trips to lakes and river this Labor Day Weekend, experts are sending out a warning to watch out for toxic algae blooms. Researchers identified 318 bodies away in the US that have been infected by the microscopic organism called cyanobacteria. Approximately 86 percent of the outbreaks were in recreational areas, but other reports note a number of dogs and cows were killed. Data shows that there are less blooms than last year, but wildlife officials due to the coronavirus pandemic they were unable to test for toxins in many bodies of water. Scroll down for video  Researchers identified 318 bodies  away in the US that have been infected by the microscopic organism called cyanobacteria. Algae...
    A monthly record of more than 1,450 illegal aliens crossed the English Channel and landed on British shores in August. Analysis by the British news wire agency Press Association found that last month’s illegal arrivals were almost as many as June and July combined, at nearly 1,500. The report also revealed August 6th to have had a record-breaking 235 illegal aliens crossing from France to the UK in one day. Over 5,000 illegals mostly hailing from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa have arrived in the UK since January. This number does not include those who came undetected, without being intercepted by authorities. The east Kent port town of Dover — a frequent landing spot for illegals — saw more...
    On Saturday morning, protesters showed up to the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, carrying signs. To passing drivers, the scene looked pretty typical. There have been protests in Los Angeles nearly every day since the civil uprising in June over police brutality, and the signs’ language resembled slogans popularized by the Black Lives Matter movement. One woman scrawled “CARE NOW” on her cardboard. Another sign read: “DEFUND HOLLYWOOD.”  Among the crowd was a 28-year-old resident of Phoenix, Arizona, named Tara Nicole, one of the event’s organizers. She passed out water bottles, fliers, and signs labeled “Freedom for the Children,” the group she co-founded just under two months ago. Back in June, Nicole said, a friend...
    Three police officer who were shot while responding to a home invasion in Maryland were ambushed, the chief said last night.  The officers were responding to a reported home invasion about 6.30 pm at an address in Hyattsville, a city about 32 miles southwest of Baltimore, police said. 'Within seconds of arriving, they were under fire,' Prince George's County Interim Police Chief Hector Velez said. 'They were ambushed.' Two of the three officers shot were 'saved' by their vests, Velez said.  The officers were responding to a reported home invasion about 6.30 pm at an address in Hyattsville, a city about 32 miles southwest of Baltimore, police said (pictured: police at the scene last night) One officer was struck...
    “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher explained what her life was like after being raped during a home invasion in 1985. Intruders allegedly broke into Drescher’s home while she was with her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, according to an interview published Monday by Fox News. The intruders reportedly blindfolded and tied up Jacobson and then raped and assaulted Drescher and a friend. Fran Drescher (R) and Peter Marc Jacobson attend the Entertainment Weekly & PEOPLE New York Upfronts Party on May 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly & PEOPLE) Drescher said she was “shattered in a million pieces” after the incident. “You’re really on edge and you’re not yourself at all,” Drescher told...
    Lindsey Graham’s Democratic Senate opponent, Jaime Harrison, slammed the South Carolina Republican for his 180-degree conversion from Trump critic to cheerleader, likening the flip-flop to “a live version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. During an appearance on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Harrison, a former chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, decried Graham for his failure to do a single town hall in three years while taking every opportunity to golf or dine with President Donald Trump. In an internal poll released by Harrison earlier this week, he was down by only two points — within the margin of error — to Graham, 41% to 43%. “In 2016, Lindsey Graham was a vocal critic of then candidate Trump,” Lemon noted....
    Dr Ludwig Mühlhausen (pictured) settled in Teelin - which has a population of just 250 - in south Donegal in 1937 as he mapped out a back-door route to conquer the UK A Nazi spy moved to a tiny Irish fishing village and tested its bay for a potential U-boat invasion of Britain, a BBC documentary claims. Dr Ludwig Mühlhausen settled in Teelin - which has a population of just 250 - in south Donegal in 1937 as he mapped out a back-door route to conquer the UK. The professor, who became a decorated SS officer in the Second World War, presented himself as learning Irish and its history during his six-week visit. But the celtologist, who lectured at Berlin...
    Yui Mok / Getty Prince Harry and Meghan Markle filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit against unidentified media personnel, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, working with celebrity attorney Michael Kump, filed the lawsuit in the state of California, where the couple currently resides with their son Archie in Los Angeles. They filed the lawsuit citing the extreme measures the paparazzi have been taking to capture photographs in private spaces, Gardner tweeted Thursday evening. "The unscrupulous people shopping these photographs have not innocently mislabeled the photographs as having been taken in a public place," according to the lawsuit. "They have done so intentionally, because they know that unsolicited photographs of a...
    Home Secretary Priti Patel has sought to cast the blame for the illegal boat migrant crisis in the English Channel on her French counterparts for refusing to turn back boats just yards off the coast of France, as nearly 100 migrants successfully reached British shores. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, an estimated 90 illegal boat migrants were taken from the English Channel and brought ashore at the Port of Dover by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the British Border Force after attempting the perilous journey from France. Since the beginning of the year, over 2,658 illegal migrants have officially been brought ashore, a figure that will increase after Wednesday’s landings, according to the Daily Mail. This...
    A US Marine who once fought for three weeks 'without sleep' has spoken of how he was 'systematically programmed to kill' and desensitized to violence in a BBC documentary series about the Iraq War. Sergeant Rudy Reyes, 48, of Kansas City, Missouri, was part of a small group of elite 'Recon Marines' sent ahead of the 2003 invasion in order to 'clear the path' to Baghdad, making it easier for the regular US Army to reach the city. Speaking in tonight's episode of BBC2 documentary Once Upon A Time In Iraq, Reyes explains how he was shown real-life footage of targets having their heads blown off by sniper rifles as part of his training.  He also reveals how recruits are...
    According to police, three armed men attempted a home invasion on a self-described gun enthusiast, and only one of the three made it out alive. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco related what the police believed happened in a video statement on Friday. The incident occurred at a home in Wesley Chapel, Florida, that morning. Nocco said that a homeowner was playing video games by himself when he heard someone break the glass towards the back of his house. The homeowner grabbed a firearm and accosted three intruders in a narrow hallway of his home. He told police that the first intruder was wearing a black mask and dark clothing, and pointing a gun...
    They may be cute and cuddly, but the humble beaver is dragging Earth deeper into the climate crisis, according to research. The furry critters have invaded the Arctic, and their dams are contributing to the rapid loss of permafrost in the region, a study found. Experts fear that greenhouse gases trapped in the ice are being released as it melts, adding to those pumped into the atmosphere by human activities. Researchers from the US and Germany made the shock finding while studying satellite images of northwestern Alaska. They showed that warming temperatures in the region have resulted in a boom in the local beaver population over the past 20 years. That’s because the once-barren and inhospitable region is now...
    Washington (CNN)Facing a barrage of questions over President Donald Trump's handling of intelligence about alleged Russian bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany responded Tuesday by arguing that Trump has long worked to keep troops out of harm's way.Among the things McEnany said was that Trump is "on record for decades and decades and decades opposing -- opposing foreign wars."She continued, "You have this President who, when Washington was unanimous in saying, 'We're going into Iraq,' this President said, 'No, that's not the right decision.'" Facts First: Trump never publicly opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq before it occurred. Rather, he expressed tentative support for the invasion in late 2002 and waffled in early...
    THEY may be cute and cuddly, but the humble beaver is dragging Earth deeper into the climate crisis, according to research. The furry critters have invaded the Arctic, and their dams are contributing to the rapid loss of permafrost in the region, a study found. 4The Arctic's beaver population is booming due to global warmingCredit: Getty - Contributor Experts fear that greenhouse gases trapped in the ice are being released as it melts, adding to those pumped into the atmosphere by human activities. Researchers from the US and Germany made the shock finding while studying satellite images of northwestern Alaska. They showed that warming temperatures in the region have resulted in a boom in the local beaver population over the...
    Drone strikes of unconfirmed origin killed at least six people in Sulaimani province, northern Iraq, on Thursday, including multiple children. The strike, reportedly targeting members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), occurred near what the Kurdish outlet Rudaw described as a “village resort” popular with families. The PKK is a U.S.-designated Marxist terrorist organization that has spent decades fighting the Turkish state. Other regional governments, like those of both Iran and Iraq, have opposed the PKK. They played a significant role in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Iraq, where it has since established itself alongside the Yazidi minority in Sinjar where ISIS committed what is widely recognized as a genocide against them. The PKK has helped the Yazidis...
    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said this week that his government desires peace and stability in neighboring Libya, but might be prepared to intervene with military force to protect Egypt’s western border and thwart the ambitions of Turkey and its militia allies. Speaking at the dedication of a new base over the weekend, Sisi told Egyptian military personnel they should be ready for combat missions beyond Egypt’s borders, pointedly including Libya as a theater where Egyptian national security interests are threatened. Sisi said Egypt has a legitimate right to intervene in Libya to defend its western border if Turkish forces and allied Libyan militia cross a “red line” between the cities of Sirte and Jufra. He spoke of Egyptian military intervention...
    The militant separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) launched an attack against a Turkish outpost near the Iranian border on Tuesday night, killing at least one Turkish soldier and wounding another. Viral video clips show an intense firefight around the outpost that sent civilians from nearby villages running for cover. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, a unit of its soldiers on a reconnaissance mission in the mountainous border area were hit by “gunfire from the direction of Iran.”  Eyewitnesses from the Iranian village of Kuran told the Kurdish news service Rudaw that the incident was actually a full-blown attack on a Turkish outpost that lasted about three hours and involved heavy machine-gun fire, continuing even after the Turks brought...
    Since the beginning of June, complaints about illegal fireworks have skyrocketed in Brooklyn, New York. As compared to last year, the first two weeks of June saw a 4,000% increase in fireworks’ complaints, the New York Post reports. Many being detonated are reportedly large, “professional” fireworks. Now some are theorizing on Twitter that the endless explosions are a psychological warfare effort by the government. They believe that authorities are seeking to disrupt the recent wave of civil rights protests, and, potentially, to desensitize people to the sound of explosions. Then again, the explanation could be simple: Fourth of July fireworks are canceled, so prices are down, and sellers are tapping into an eager market of people bored from being cooped...
    The remains of 19 victims of the 1989 US invasion of Panama have been exhumed from a cemetery as part of an official investigation into the operation. About 500 Panamanians are believed to have died in the invasion, but rights groups say the true number is higher. The remains of the 19 victims were initially placed into a mass grave but later reburied in the Jardín de Paz cemetery in Panama City, along with dozens of others. Some bodies remain unidentified. Relatives say all the victims of the invasion must be identified so that families can find closure. The US invasion that ousted Noriega"We have been working for 30 years to make sure they have some inner peace," said...
    Two girls were wounded by gun shots and a boy was beaten by a group of assassins who barged into a home searching for a man in central Mexico. The disturbing incident occurred at approximately at 4am local time Wednesday when several sicarios arrived aboard two trucks and opened fire at the home in the San Luis Potosí neighborhood of División del Tercera Sección. The girls, ages 9 and 11, were grazed by the bullets that ricocheted inside the house. The nine-year-old girl was hospitalized and listed in critical condition, according to the San Luis Potosí state prosecutor's office. Armed men broke into a home in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, in the early hours Wednesday to look for a man named...
    A quaint Hudson Valley town may soon see an influx in celebrity clientele as the Soho House eyes a new location for a stateside member's club. According to multiple reports, the Northwest Dutchess County town of Rhinebeck is being eyed as the next location for a potential high-end club, which will be modeled on the Soho Farmhouse in the United Kingdom. Since opening five years ago, the United Kingdom hotspot has called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex members, as well as George Clooney, David Beckham, and other prominent celebrities. According to reports, Rhinebeck "facing a celeb invasion" if the town of 8,000 people is chosen as the new destination.  The club includes at least 40 cabins, a seven-bedroom...
    (CNN)Here is a look at D-Day. Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II.FactsThe largest amphibious (land and water) invasion in history.The code name for the invasion was Operation Overlord.General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation, and plans were made to land in Normandy, west of where the German troops and artillery were built up.Read MoreJUST WATCHEDPresident Roosevelt's D-Day prayerReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHPresident Roosevelt's D-Day prayer 03:13JUST WATCHEDRemembering D-DayReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHRemembering D-Day 04:35More: See historic photos from the landing.The "D" stands for Day. D-Day is code for the day an important military attack is scheduled to begin.Code names for the five beaches where the Allies landed: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno...
    New Delhi (CNN)As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.Waves of desert locusts -- millions strong and stretching up to 7 kilometers (4 miles) long -- crossed into India's western state of Rajasthan from neighboring Pakistan in early May and swarms have since pushed into five different states in search of food. The desert locust is the most destructive of all food-eating locust species because of its speed and ability to multiply rapidly, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Adult locusts can fly up to 150 kilometers...
    The coronavirus may invade the brain, according to doctors who performed brain scans on a COVID-19 patient who lost her ability to taste and smell. The unnamed 25-year-old radiographer was working on a COVID-19 ward when she developed a mild dry cough that lasted for a day, according to a case study published in the journal JAMA Neurology. She then developed a severe loss of smell and taste. Doctors looked inside the woman's nose but found no problems, and her chest scans were clear. But an MRI brain scan revealed changes in adjacent areas to the nose and olfactory nerves, wrote Dr. Letterio S. Politi, of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas and Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, and colleagues. As a...
    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An invasion of locusts has spread across Pakistan, officials said Friday, causing damage to crops and orchards and posing a threat to food security in an impoverished Islamic nation already struggling to tackle a virus pandemic that has caused more than 1,300 deaths. Massive swarms of the desert locust, which experts say originates in Africa and is the most destructive of the locust species, began damaging crops in Pakistan last month. But the situation worsened this week and authorities began dispatching aircraft and spraying machines filled with pesticides mounted on vehicles to eliminate the insects, which are roughly the length of a finger and fly together by the millions. Farmers could be seen wading through...