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Pittsburgh marks its 4th alligator sighting since May

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:09

A baby alligator was found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store outside Pittsburgh on Friday morning, the fourth alligator discovered near the city since May. An employee found the 2-foot-long (60-centimeter-long) creature near a garbage can at the Giant Eagle grocery store in Shaler, about 10 miles (15 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh. "It looks like a little baby alligator," Shaler Township Police Lt. Dave Banko told the Tribune Review newspaper.


Venezuelan teen blinded by police fire still wants to study

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:50

A Venezuelan teenager who lost his eyesight when he was hit by police buckshot during a protest said Friday that he wants to continue studying. Wearing reflective sunglasses, 16-year-old Rufo Chacón also spoke about difficult living conditions in his home state of Táchira, where he was injured during a demonstration over a lack of cooking gas early this month. "You see continuous darkness," Chacón told journalists outside the Caracas office of Foro Penal, a human rights group.


Spacesuits have been bulky since before Apollo 11. A skintight design may change that

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:49

The iconic, but bulky, spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong hasn't drastically changed in decades. A skintight design may change that.


Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin complains about current U.S. lunar ability

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:48

When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to operate in space 50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, the ex-astronaut had a ready response. "Actually, I've been a little disappointed over the last 10 or 15 years," Aldrin told Trump on Friday. With the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing being celebrated this week, Trump brought into the Oval Office the surviving astronauts from that mission, Aldrin and Michael Collins, and relatives of the late Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.


Immigrants seeking asylum leave home countries because of 'unlivable conditions'

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:44

Eitan Pelen, manager of UNICEF USA's Child Migration & Protection, explains why immigrant families seek asylum and why action must be taken to protect them.


Charges dropped in case alleging girl's forced birth control

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:44

Charges were dropped Friday against a woman accused of forcing her friend's 12-year-old daughter to get a birth control implant without the mother's permission. Online court documents show two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and a misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering another person were withdrawn against 29-year-old Valerie Fullum. Fullum's attorney, Steve Townsend, said that the girl was never forced to get the implant, and that story was fabricated by others who wanted to discredit his client.


Bernie Sanders defends staff pay after complaints his campaign isn't paying $15 an hour

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:44

Bernie Sanders defended his campaign’s compensation package after an article highlighted concerns that staffers weren't receiving the $15-an-hour wage he champions.


Laws banning gay sex under challenge in tiny Caribbean nation

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:31

A gay man in the tiny Caribbean nation of Dominica filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement, a Canada-based rights group said on Friday. Dominica is one of nine Caribbean countries that outlaw gay sex, and taking down its ban could build momentum to address the anti-gay laws throughout the region, supporters said. The challenge seeks to prove the law violates Dominica's constitution that guarantees rights to freedom of expression, privacy and freedom from inhumane or degrading punishment.


2.2 earthquake rattles Berks County, Pa.

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:21

A small earthquake was recorded in parts of Berks County on Friday.


Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledge

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:18

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to the United States to reduce migration from Central America, as a deadline in a bilateral pact approaches. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Mexico City to discuss migration and trade with Ebrard on Sunday, a day before the end of a 45-day period in which the Mexican government pledged to significantly lower the number of people trying to cross the U.S. border illegally.


Michelle Obama counters Trump: 'There's a place for us all'

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:18

Former First Lady Michelle Obama countered President Trump’s attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color by emphasizing the importance of America’s diversity.


Baby's family mad about hospital bills in cut-from-womb case

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:17

A Chicago-area hospital says it regrets sending bills to the family of a baby boy who died about seven weeks after attackers cut him from his mother's womb. Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn sent bills for Yovanny Lopez's care that totaled about $300,000, said the family's lawyer, Frank Avila. Some bills even referred to Yovanny as "Figueroa, boy" — the last name of Clarisa Figueroa, who is accused of orchestrating the attack on the baby's mother so that she could claim him as her own.


Brazil alerted companies about U.S. embargo on Iran: Bolsonaro

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:13

The Brazilian government has been alerting local companies about the extent of sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran and the possible consequences in case of noncompliance, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday. "There is this problem, the U.S. unilaterally imposed these sanctions on Iran. Brazilian companies have been informed by us about this situation and are running a risk there," Bolsonaro told reporters.


UPDATE 1-Britain says seizure of two vessels by Iran is unacceptable

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:04

Britain said Iran's seizure of a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf. "I'm extremely concerned by the seizure of two vessels by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz," Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. "I will shortly attend a COBR (national security) meeting to review what we know and what we can do to swiftly secure the release of the two vessels - a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel," he said.


Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl in McDonald's play area bathroom

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:34

Oklahoma authorities are investigating after a man allegedly raped a 4-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a McDonald's in Midwest City.


Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:29

A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, with transporting a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Washington, D.C., in February 2000 and engaging in sex acts with him. It details his efforts to serve as liaison between a Russian banker close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of President Donald Trump's transition team.


Why thousands demand Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:26

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló faces calls to resign after private chats leaked, revealing the men mocking women and victims of Hurricane Maria.


Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake

Yahoo - Art News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:20

Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a U.S. ship.


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