Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on boardA military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba’s north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. “The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died,” the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.


Congress averts a government shutdown hours before deadline

Congress averts a government shutdown hours before deadlineHours before a midnight deadline, Congress averted a government shutdown – at least for now – ensuring that the lights will stay on in Washington as Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office. Republicans failed to secure enough votes to advance their healthcare replacement plan despite pressure from the White House to hold a vote on the bill before the symbolic 100-day mark. The House of Representatives approved a stopgap spending measure on Friday by a vote of 382 to 30 while negotiators worked to reach an agreement over a longer-term funding package – a deal congressional leaders from both parties say is nearly finalized.


Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol

Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lolLook, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change.  He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation “dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.” The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. SEE ALSO: Trump’s big EPA website change should make you furious It’s just kind of funny that the man who has done all of the above couldn’t get a sign for the protest that was bigger than a piece of computer paper.  Like, at what point did DiCaprio realize he wanted a sign? Did he wake up in a hotel and say, “Shit, I forgot people were going to write things on posters and walk around with them at this thing I’m going to today,” and then he went to the nearest Staples, a Staples with markers but without posterboard? Did the hotel have a green and a red marker and a file folder somewhere? Does he keep these things in a bag? Anyway, it’s just funny. WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign


1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flamesThe 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.


FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad quits roles – ESPN FC (blog)


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FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad quits roles
ESPN FC (blog)
FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his football roles after allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. On Sunday, the sheikh said in a statement that he would withdraw from the
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