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Rash of overdoses show dangers of powerful synthetic drugs

Friday  07:36,   17 august 2018
msn

Synthetic drugs, including fentanyl, are driving the overdose death rates to record levels nationwide.The ever-rising death toll from the synthetic opioid fentanyl showed graphically this week how vulnerable the United States has become to powerful[...]
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12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance

Friday  07:30,   17 august 2018
thehill

Twelve former top U.S. intelligence officials on Thursday condemned President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, calling it a blatant attempt to stifle Brennan's criticism.In a statement of [...]

Profar starts triple play and homers, Rangers rally past Angels

Friday  07:10,   17 august 2018
msn

Jurickson Profar started a triple play and homered to help the Texas Rangers rally from an early five-run deficit in an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Rougned Odor singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth after an out call that would[...]

Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

Friday  07:10,   17 august 2018
msn

Aaron Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for a touchdown in the quarterback's preseason debut, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34. Rodgers played in just the opening series but looked right at home after[...]

Elon Musk Confronts a Fateful Tweet and an ‘Excruciating’ Year

Friday  06:45,   17 august 2018
nytimes

After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Twitter chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.Elon Musk was at home in Los Angeles, struggling to maintain his composure. “This past year has[...]

Jets' Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

Friday  06:30,   17 august 2018
msn

Sam Darnold threw an interception and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback in his first preseason start for the New York Jets, who lost to the Washington Redskins 15-13 on a last-second field goal. Darnold was 8 of 11 for 62[...]

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

Friday  06:15,   17 august 2018
msn

<p>Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against the penalty-prone Eagles, with a little help from running back James White and fifth-round draft choice Ja'Whaun Bentley.</p>In his first action[...]

Bodies suspected of being missing mom, 2 kids found; husband arrested

Friday  06:07,   17 august 2018
nbcnews

Chris Watts was arrested overnight in connection with the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young girls.Shanann Watts, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing on Monday afternoon. Her [...]

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Friday  06:07,   17 august 2018
nytimes

Facebook gives political campaigns the ability to tailor ads to as few as 20 people. Critics say the technique can polarize and manipulate voters. Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely[...]

Boy, 14, silently stabbed girl in Oklahoma school auditorium: police

Friday  05:55,   17 august 2018
nbcnews

<p>A 14-year-old boy stabbed a girl of the same age in front of shocked schoolmates, facutly and staff who had gathered for a back-to-school welcoming event at a campus auditorium in Luther, Oklahoma, Thursday, authorities said.</p>A[...]

Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out

Friday  05:40,   17 august 2018
cbsnews

Karen Monahan said she has a video of an incident in which her ex-boyfriend, Rep. Keith Ellison, allegedly dragged herMonahan said she has video of what happened but that it's too traumatic for her, so she has chosen not to share it with anyone. CBS [...]

Avenatti stokes presidential speculation with new ‘The Fight 2020’ website

Friday  05:20,   17 august 2018
thehill

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump, stoked presidential speculation on Thursday with a new 2020-themed website.Avenatti, who has said he is mulling a presidential bid,[...]

'Two bodies' found in Colorado believed to be daughters of pregnant woman found dead, officials say

Friday  04:55,   17 august 2018
foxnews

Colorado authorities announced they found "two bodies" that are thought to be the two young girls reported missing along with their pregnant mother, who was found dead earlier Thursday, officials said. Officials in Frederick tweeted that[...]

Khalil Mack now facing more than $1 million in fines

Friday  04:45,   17 august 2018
yardbarker

As Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack’s holdout in search of a new contract stretches into another week, the hits keep coming to his wallet.&nbsp;According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Mack will not report before Oakland’s second preseason[...]

Trump at 36 percent approval among African-Americans, new poll finds

Friday  04:35,   17 august 2018
usatoday

Even with reporters of a tape of President Trump using a racial slur, a new poll says that his approval among African-Americans is up to 36 percent."Today's @realDonaldTrump approval ratings among black voters: 36%," Rasmussen said in a tweet. "This [...]