Thursday, January 18, 2018
The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW).
A member of the public spotted them struggling in heavy surf about 700m (2,300ft) offshore.
Lifesavers instantly sent the drone to drop an inflatable rescue pod, and the pair made their way safely to shore.
Hard to picture a Baywatch episode though.
Amazon narrows HQ2 search to 20 cities, moving to next phase in contest for $5B economic prize – GeekWire
More than half of American dog owners admit they flake out on social events to hang out with their pet, according to new research.
The study of 2,000 dog owners found skipping out on human commitments specifically to get a bit of quality furry friend time is a common occurrence.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
BOSTON — A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts woman $3.5 million for exorcisms and “spiritual cleansing” has been sentenced for evading taxes.
"The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover," according to the GOP-hosted website. Krugman's No. 1 listing is contrasted with a headline that shows the Dow hitting a record high.
What I would like to know is if the Krugmaniac invests like a Republican. I'd bet he does.
Now, let’s stipulate a few facts. First, Trump makes racist statements, from his attacks on a “Mexican” judge to his willingness to wink at the KKK to his quasi-defense of some of the “good people” in the Charlottesville white-supremacist march. Second, Trump’s worldview is not openly racist — he’s not a representative of Richard Spencer–type white supremacism, declaring black Americans lesser, for example.
With that in mind, let’s now ask a simple question: What’s the point of labeling Trump personally a racist?
Stop us if you’ve heard this before. And you have, you have. The price for the first leg of the California high-speed rail system has gone up 35% over earlier projections, adding nearly $3 billion to the cost of connecting Bakersfield to Fresno — or more accurately, points just outside both towns, neither of which are exactly destination centers in the Golden State. The reasons offer a bleak look at the sustainability of cost projections for the entire LA-San Francisco route, too:
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York's JFK airport on Monday, the US justice department said.
He worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007, when he left for Hong Kong.
In 2012 the FBI began investigating the disappearance of CIA agents in China.
In the two years before, some 20 informants had been killed or jailed - one of the most disastrous failures of US intelligence in recent years.
But officials did not know at the time whether to blame a mole or data hack.