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Owner of the world's ugliest dog hopes to promote his inner beauty

The Neapolitan mastiff had been taken in by the charity after her previous owner tried to sell her on U.S. listing site Craigslist. PETALUMA, Calif . But Martha rose above the rest Friday night. The victor gets $1,500, a trophy and a flight to NY for media appearances . The pooches - many of which are adoptable or previously adopted - will face off in a red carpet walk and "Faux Paw Fashion Show", organizers said. Read More »

Apple Announces New Hardware & Updates At WWDC 2017


This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. iOS 11 comes with a new feature called Offload Unused Apps . Apple promises that iOS 11 will make your " iPad experience even more powerful and personal". By default, toggling Offloading on will your iPhone to decide what apps to delete partially. Read More »

Charles Krauthammer: Syrian war becomes part of larger struggle

He says if others, including Iran , Syria and Russian Federation, want to fight them as well, then "we absolutely have no problem with that". Russian Federation is one of the strongest backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has been carrying airstrikes in the country since September 2015. Read More »

Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists


More than 220,000 people have been killed in a conflict that pitted the military against the FARC , ELN and right-wing paramilitary armies. "The two foreigners captured by the ELN in Catatumbo have been released in flawless condition", the National Liberation Army (ELN) said on Twitter. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rumors

A 6.2-inch screen size Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is likely. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual camera, the iconic S Pen stylus, 6GB of RAM as well as a 12MP sensor for each of the dual cameras. It isn't just Samsung, either; Analysis by Android Authority revealed steadily increasing launch prices for flagship phones over the past five years by Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and Apple, with an average of a 25 percent increase during that period. Read More »

Advisers Don't Want Trump Talking About Russia. But He Is


Advisers believe the president and administration have some accomplishments they can point to and don't want attention to the Russian Federation probe to distract from that. Obama was anxious about being seen as attempting to influence the election. Merkley and other Democratic lawmakers said Russian Federation used extensive methods in the cyber campaign, including 1,000 trolls, hacking and bots to generate fake messages on social media. Read More »

NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years


In April, however, prior to the election of progressive President Moon Jae-in, South Korea did not fund the stay of the North Korean women's ice hockey team. In 2014, the WTF and ITF agreed to respect each other and form a joint demonstration team during a meeting in China, with Bach present. Officials from both the WTF and the ITF have expressed hopes that the ITF's trip will help ease tensions in the region. Read More »

Indian fishermen arrested by SL Navy, TN govt fumes


Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera said the Indian Govt had requested the boats be released, as Sri Lanka was encouraged by the commitment shown on the Indian side to tackle several concerns raised by the country. Read More »

Cindy's remnants bring street flooding from South to Midwest

In addition to heavy rainfall, tropical storm force winds, storm surge and a few tornadoes are possible. As far as the Red River Radio Listening area is concerned, Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to move into the area later today. As of about 5 a.m. Thursday , the storm was centered about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north near 12 mph (19 kph). Read More »

Russian defense ministry satellite put into operational orbit


Lacking the four strap-on boosters of its predecessors in the Soyuz family of rockets, Soyuz-2-1v relied exclusively on a modified core booster as its first stage. Closely related to the Ikar upper stage which was used in conjunction with Soyuz-U rockets in the late 1990s, Volga is powered by an 17D64 engine burning unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine and dinitrogen tetroxide. Read More »

Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

It's the rain that defines this storm. A boy killed by debris in storm surf off Alabama was the only fatality reported so far in the storm, which spun off tornadoes and caused street flooding in many coastal areas. In Louisiana , Edwards said two fishermen who were reported missing in coastal St. Mary Parish were located and rescued Thursday morning. The closest rain to the Metroplex Thursday morning was in the Tyler area. Read More »

NASA Finds 10 More Planets Humanity Might Be Able To Ruin Next


Before Kepler was launched, astronomers had hoped that the frequency of Earth-like planets would be about one per cent of the stars. The new catalog release brings its total catch up to 4,034 potential planets, of which 2,335 are verified exoplanets and almost 50 are near-Earth size habitable zone candidates. Read More »

Officials say over 120 buried in China landslide

There are 141 people still unaccounted for, CCTV said, citing Sichuan Provincial Government Secretary Tang Limin who spoke at a press conference. "It's a seismic area here", he said. Qiao said his parents and other relatives had not been found. Experts told CCTV that the landslide was likely triggered by rain. Read More »

Stephen Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans

An outside political group aligned with the White House , America First Policies, said it is planning an advertising campaign targeting Heller for his opposition to the bill. While McConnell's bill curtails the program at a slower rate than the House version, it ultimately cuts deeper, which has prompted senators whose states expanded Medicaid to raise red flags. Read More »

Uber's CEO may take leave of absence

The complaints proved impossible to sweep under the rug, as Uber a year ago brought in former US Attorney General Eric Holder to run an investigation into the company. Uber's general counsel and some board members recommended months ago that Michael step away from the company until Holder's report was complete but he insisted on staying. Read More »

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

Have you read Trendiee Today? This step has been taken just days ahead of the World Taekwondo Championships 2017, to be held in Muju, South Korea , starting Saturday June 24 to June 30. "World Taekwondo replaces the World Taekwondo Federation as the name of the global federation and reflects its commitment to evolving and adapting to remain relevant with today's modern audiences ", it said in a statement. Read More »

IPhone 8's Radical Overhaul Gets Almost Confirmed by These Leaked Cases


More importantly, the home button is nowhere to be seen, neither on the front or the back. Last year, it was considered as one of the top 5 smartphone vendors together with OPPO, Huawei, Samsung, and Apple . Previously, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang had predicted that iPhone 8 could me made available in limited quantities at the time of launch. Read More »

BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in Prez poll


He said it was only after Kovind's name came up as the NDA nominee that the opposition forwarded Meira Kumar's name. "We have made a decision to field the name of Meira Kumar for the presidential election". The Opposition today unanimously chose to field Kumar, a dalit, as its joint candidate for the presidential election against Kovind, with 17 parties supporting the former Lok Sabha speaker's candidature. Read More »

Brad Pitt & Tommy Lee Jones Are Teaming Up For "Ad Astra"


Tommy Lee Jones, meanwhile, recently appeared in the action thrillers Criminal , Jason Bourne and The Mechanic: Resurrection . Just as Heart of Darkness took its protagonist into unsafe, unknown territory, Ad Astra is expected to do something similar with Brad Pitt's character as he navigates the outer edge of the solar system . Read More »

A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide

The storm made landfall early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. Ford says lifeguards and deputies were fed up as tourists entered the water in spite of the warnings. In nearby Biloxi, a waterspout moved ashore Wednesday morning. They say the floating blobs contain all members of the colony, including worker ants, winged reproductive males and females, and queen ants. Read More »

Are Analysts Bearish FirstGroup plc (LON:FGP) After Last Week?

The stock of BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) earned "Outperform" rating by Bernstein on Thursday, December 10. The firm has "Add" rating by Numis Securities given on Friday, May 19. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.69, from 1.55 in 2016Q3. 1 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. Texas Permanent School Fund has 20,734 shares. Read More »

Egg shape depends on flying skills of bird


However, thanks to a new study conducted by a group of global scientists, we now know that the different shapes of bird eggs is related to each bird's flight ability. The eggs were classified according to how asymmetrical and elliptical they were, and by biometric and environmental parameters. A team of scientists has managed to discover the secret of these various shapes, and a bird's ability to fly might be to blame. Read More »