Hawaii: First state to prepare for nuclear attack

Hawaii: First state to prepare for nuclear attack

Heidtke says she was 10 years old when she experienced firsthand the utter devastation and the terrible consequences a nuclear bomb can deliver. She is disturbed to learn that there is even a remote possibility of going through anything like that again in her lifetime. But growing tensions between the United States and North Korea over North Korea’s weapons program have led Hawaii to take action. On August 6, 1945, Heidtke was on a train going to school. “I saw the flash. I have never seen anything that bright. Then…

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Trump's 'fire and fury' is the new 'lock her up!'

Trump's 'fire and fury' is the new 'lock her up!'

Coining slogans of this sort enables Trump to stoke the rage of his political base. It also heightens emotion in ways that make the world a little less safe. During the campaign Trump’s rhetoric introduced the kind of threat — that he would seek the prosecution of his opponent — long deemed unworthy of an established democracy. His talk of imprisoning Hillary Clinton would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Coming from Trump, it was just one of many transgressions that suggested he was unfit for office. On…

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Underage sex grooming gang sentenced after secret two-year trial

Underage sex grooming gang sentenced after secret two-year trial

Posted August 10, 2017 08:37:43 Photo: Constable Steve Ashman defended police paying a convicted child rapist to be an informant for the case. (PA via AP: Owen Humphreys) Police in the UK have described a sex grooming case, involving 17 men and one woman and saw a convicted sex offender paid $16,000 for information, as one of the most difficult they have ever faced. The men used drugs and alcohol to groom underage girls and vulnerable women for sex in a Newcastle in north-east England. The investigation began when two…

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Women still account for less than a third of speaking roles in top US films

Women still account for less than a third of speaking roles in top US films

Updated August 09, 2017 13:57:14 Photo: Wonder Woman is in the minority when it comes to top US films. (ABC News graphic: Ben Nelson) Related Story: Women aren’t the problem in the film industry, men are Female representation in the film industry has been high on the agenda lately, but the newest data out of the US and Australia shows progress is moving slowly, if at all. Less than a third of speaking characters in the top 100 US films last year were women. Of those top films, only a…

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Nickel mine closure threatens 500 jobs

Nickel mine closure threatens 500 jobs

CANADA’S First Quantum Minerals says it will close the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in the State’s south-east, threatening the jobs of up to 500 workers. First Quantum said in a statement last night it would begin discussions with its contractors and workforce over the closure of the nickel mine, and expected Ravensthorpe would be in care and maintenance by October. First Quantum has been seeking a buyer for the mine for the past year, according to industry sources. The company cited a persistently low nickel price for its decision. First Quantum…

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