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Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.
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In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tells Chuck Todd that Democrats unite around a variety of issues, but stand opposed to the president's border wall plan.
The “New Day” host revealed Sunday that the former Fox News chief propositioned her early in her career at the top-rated cable news network. Ailes, through his attorney, called the claims “unsubstantiated and false.”
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims.
The state of Arkansas plans to execute two inmates on Monday evening, which would make it the first U.S. state in 17 years to put a pair of convicts to death on the same day. A flurry of last-minute legal appeals at both the state and federal level are expected, though their likelihood of success may have diminished with the recent appointment of conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. The high court cleared the way last week for Arkansas to hold its first execution in 12 years and the state carried out the death penalty on convicted murderer Ledell Lee.
Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the US line". The move comes as US Vice President Mike Pence wraps up an Asia tour, which has included visits to South Korea, Japan and Australia partly to reassure allies amid fears that Pyongyang may be readying for a sixth nuclear test. "If Australia persists in following the US' moves to isolate and stifle North Korea... this will be a suicidal act," a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said after Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called the hermit state a "serious threat".
The Magic School Bus took some very important field trips this Earth Day, making stops at Marches for Science across the world. As science lovers joined together at more than 500 events on Saturday to get their voices heard, everyone's favorite eccentric, fictional science teacher, Ms. Frizzle, became a prominent symbol in the resistance. Dozens of science fans dressed up like The Friz and repped The Magic School Bus signs, proving even our most magical childhood dreams can come true if we're willing to "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!" SEE ALSO: Doctor Who himself makes an appearance at the March for Science in London With Frizzle's red hair, unbeatable scientific style, and signature statement earrings, the references from the classic educational cartoon were hard to miss. From the United States to Aukland, New Zealand, women set out to remind the world why science matters so much by donning galactic patterns galore, making colorful signs, and even showing some love for Frizzle's pet lizard, Lizzy. Ms. Frizzle made an appearance at the #marchforscience in #denver pic.twitter.com/qY7PS3tjVa — Danika Worthington (@Dani_Worth) April 22, 2017 SOMEONE DRESSED UP AS MS. FRIZZLE FROM THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS I WANNA CRY pic.twitter.com/hXDOsENH0G — Bae Area Waitress (@BayAreaWaitress) April 22, 2017 "We use our knowledge of science to preserve and protect our cultural heritage." - Tessa DePersio, an MS in art conservation pic.twitter.com/NuS5YJAgTf — Chris D'Angelo (@c_m_dangelo) April 22, 2017 #marchforscience: Why yes that IS Ms. Frizzle from the #TheMagicSchoolBus series as Lady Liberty pic.twitter.com/Hb3vE5Gl4s — Shefali S. Kulkarni (@shefalikulkarni) April 22, 2017 this is what democracy looks like!! #marchforscience pic.twitter.com/AV08e8HGOW — Annie Zhang (@wecomefromstars) April 22, 2017 Miss Frizzle & Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus at today's Madison #ScienceMarch.#EarthDay pic.twitter.com/8iliR9SEH6 — MTEA (@MTEAunion) April 22, 2017 Young scientists gather for the #ScienceMarch in DC. They are energetic despite the rain pic.twitter.com/wRTN3T5hPo — Kayla Epstein (@KaylaEpstein) April 22, 2017 OMG we met Ms. Frizzle at the #marchforscience pic.twitter.com/1o0ijXs7L9 — HOUMAN RIGHTS ORG (@houmanrights) April 22, 2017 My kid made his own #ScienceMarch Sign @BillNye is my guy. Guess you can tell the kid is from Chicago. He also met Ms. Frizzle! pic.twitter.com/tQO5TPxLra — Steve Sullivan (@SquirrelSully) April 22, 2017 Ms. Frizzle made it to the Nashville #MarchForScience ! pic.twitter.com/PrMVLDSvsU — Joe Zackular (@joeyzacks) April 22, 2017 Go science! #ScienceMarch Auckland pic.twitter.com/T7uRNYW8m2 — Jesse Mulligan (@JesseMulligan) April 22, 2017 Ms. Frizzle AND her magic school bus #marchforscience ! @hssonline @TeenVogue has the icons right! #RockingHistoriansofSci pic.twitter.com/nNgy1J0AxC — Conevery Valencius (@Conevery) April 22, 2017 Hey, #msfrizzle! #marchforscience https://t.co/nSmTPeR8H6 pic.twitter.com/xUHmDEgRAd — Mallory Johns (@mmsuperflyjr) April 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/Ys8j9Zqiq5 — Rachel Feltman (@RachelFeltman) April 22, 2017 Science is the coolest. WATCH: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it's as cool as it sounds
For the first time in French history, no mainstream candidate will be on the ballot: May's runoff will be between the pro-EU independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and the EU skeptic far-right populist Marine Le Pen.
Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier. Emergency crews managed on Saturday to collect half of the roughly 60,000 litres (16,000 gallons) of diesel that spilled into the ocean, the regional government said. Three coast guard boats were on Sunday working to break up the slick -- which is three kilometres long and half a kilometre wide -- to help the diesel evaporate, it added.
A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere. The head of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army's 32nd Infantry Battalion was found 50 meters away from his body in Patikul town in Sulu, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, said. Sobejana said Siraji was probably abducted and executed because of his involvement in peace initiatives in Sulu.
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people's houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, also has sold out of 50 Swiss-made air purifiers, which are said to keep out radiation and poisonous gas, and is trying to get more, said Nobuko Oribe, the company's director.
Tiny wooden figurines have stood upright "weaving" at appropriately sized looms for more than 2,100 years in a Chinese tomb containing the remains of a middle-age woman, a new study finds. The discovery of the miniature scene astonished archaeologists, who were surveying an area slated for subway construction in Chengdu, a city in China's southwestern Sichuan province, in 2013. The looms may be small — the largest is about the size of a child's toy piano — but they're the earliest evidence on record of looms that could be used to weave patterns, the researchers said.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, who crashed out of France's unpredictable presidential election Sunday, is a fiery Communist-backed eurosceptic who had vowed to return "power to the people". Melenchon had enjoyed a late surge ahead of the first-round vote in an election marked by widespread disillusionment with the political class. Observers said strong debate performances showcasing a more temperate but still quick-witted Melenchon had helped propel him into serious contention.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Houston man shot in the back by police during a traffic stop, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to complain of a "disturbing trend" in how the high court deals with cases alleging police misconduct.
Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest. Unlike demonstrations in recent days, the rallies in Caracas, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto and San Cristobal passed with no major violence reported between protesters and police. For the first time since the turmoil in the streets started at the beginning of April, the demonstrators were able to cross Caracas, including several districts loyal to Maduro and his late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. "The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff," said the decree, broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV. In September Saudi Arabia cut ministers' salaries by 20 percent and scaled back financial perks for public sector employees in one of the energy-rich kingdom's most drastic measures to save money at a time of low oil prices.
Published reports indicate that cable channel ESPN is preparing another round of cuts to its on-air talent, as parent company Walt Disney Co (ticker: DIS) continues to try to right the ship at the popular network. Traditional cable TV viewers have flocked to cheaper alternatives, and Disney is still trying to solve its ESPN problem. ESPN is expected to cut 40 jobs starting on May 1, including radio hosts, on-air personalities and writers.
Hey — if the world's going to end, McDonald's at least wants its employees to look good. The fast food chain has officially chosen some dark, dismal, soul sucking new employee uniforms that really just scream: "Ba da ba ba bah, we're doomed!" SEE ALSO: Instagram bait: Why Starbucks put a unicorn meme on its menu According to a press release, McDonald's is collaborating with designers Waraire Boswell and Bindu Rivas to develop the new collections, which are set to appear behind counters in the U.S. in April. The new, more modern uniforms are grey and black and were reportedly created based on feedback from employees and customers. "Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear," McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, Jez Langhorn, said in the release. Image: mcdonald's Image: mcdonald'sOkay, cool. But in all honesty, what with the recent political chaos and the word "dystopia" inspiring timely book clubs, McDonald's probably decided it was time to switch things up, stifle its stale, happy go lucky yellow, red, and white color scheme, and make an effort to fit in. So far, it seems as though customers aren't exactly lovin' it, and instead, many people are trolling the burger joint's dark denim aprons with glorious memes. Meanwhile at new @McDonalds uniform showcase pic.twitter.com/scvDZzE1cd — Charles FLEXavier (@BIGGSEXXXY77) April 22, 2017 What do you think of the new McDonalds uniforms, designed by the resident Death Star uniform person pic.twitter.com/fnyQzLquAy — Anthony (@Ant_DC) April 22, 2017 The new uniform for #McDonalds - serving storm troopers on a Death Star in a Galaxy far far away. pic.twitter.com/UJ3QuRRSbG — Max Willson (@max_willson95) April 22, 2017 The new McDonalds uniform looks like people tryna lure customers into buying& keeping them hostage soon after they are done purchasing — SumbulNadeem (@SumbulxNadeem) April 22, 2017 New McDonald's uniform looks like the Empire won.Now when you wanna get a meal there you'll have to start with your First Order. #mcdonalds pic.twitter.com/swM8G7g5RE — Brad Grandrino (@spookygonzo) April 22, 2017 The new Empire inspired @mcdonalds uniform. A post shared by Ed Galvez (@edgalvez) on Apr 22, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT "As a former McDonald’s crew member myself, I understand the design and functionality needs of the next generation of McDonald’s uniforms, and I was personally inspired to design a look and feel that gives restaurant employees a greater level of confidence," Boswell said. Updating the restaurant's uniforms is reportedly just one way McDonald’s plans to increase focus on employees. What's next? Personalized light-sabers? WATCH: Snack and game worry-free with this handy desktop mop
NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well. A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it's scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission. The photo, which shows the Earth as a tiny bright dot in a black sea of space, was shot at a distance of 870 million miles. If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet. The most spectacular part of the image is the fact that it was shot from between Saturn's rings, with the bold A ring seen above the Earth and bright F ring creeping into the original photo at the bottom. It's a great shot, but it's also somewhat bittersweet when you consider Cassini's immediate future. The craft is scheduled to begin its "Grand Finale" dives shortly, in which it will fly recklessly through Saturn's rings a total of 22 times until, on its final approach, it flies directly into the planet itself. That final act will destroy the spacecraft, which has already achieved far more than scientists could have ever hoped when it was launched way back in 1997. That last fateful dive is slated for September 15th, 2017.
PARIS (AP) — Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world and a vote on the future of Europe.
The all-new version of the Honda Civic Type R was always going to make a big slash when it was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but the Honda has now proved it has just as much substance as it undoubtedly has style. The Civic Type R has always been renowned for outstanding performance, but this model, which set the new record and was part of the all-new tenth-generation Civic's development program, really has set a new benchmark for the Type R and for its rivals. This development car set a time of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, which is almost seven seconds faster than the previous generation Civic Type R managed.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried.
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged "restraint" over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula. The US leader has repeatedly called on China, the North's sole major ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang, as tensions in the region soar amid speculation it will conduct another nuclear test. "(China) hopes that the relevant parties can maintain restraint and avoid actions that would increase tensions in the Korean peninsula," Xi said, according to the foreign ministry.
By Chris Kenning CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye. Obama will meet youth leaders and promote community organizing near the same South Side neighborhoods where his own activism blossomed and propelled him to two terms in the White House that ended with Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as Obama’s first White House chief of staff, said that he was proud that Obama picked Chicago to make his last speech as president and the first in his post-presidency.
Many people are wary of applying for a new credit card because they've heard that their credit score takes a hit when they do it. The truth is that if you play your cards right (pun intended), that credit score ding (typically about five points that lasts two years) will hardly even matter. It will be outweighed by the new card's positive effects on your credit score, which result primarily from your credit utilization rate.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted Sisi as he stepped off the plane in the capital Riyadh and hosted him for lunch, the official Saudi Press Agency said. The two Arab leaders then had talks during which they "reviewed the strong and brotherly relations as well as cooperation between their two countries" and regional issues, the agency said.
While most young kids and teenagers spend hours upon hours glued to tablets and smartphones, Bill Gates' children had a markedly different experience growing up. During a recent interview with the Mirror, the former Microsoft CEO said that when his children were growing up, he limited their exposure to the addicting glow of digital screens.
"We often set a time after which there is no screen time and in their case that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour," Gates said. Also interesting is that Gates -- whose children currently range in age from 14 to 20 -- didn't even give his kids access to cell phones until they turned 14. And even then, using cell phones while the family was having dinner was expressly prohibited.
"You’re always looking at how [smartphones] can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess," Gates added. All that said, it's hard to feel bad for the Gates children given that Bill Gates -- with an estimated net worth of $86.9 billion -- is the world's richest man. And with the Gates children growing up in a house that's worth upwards of $125 million, I'm sure they're well acquainted with some of the most luxurious creature comforts the world has to offer.
What we really want to know, though, is if the Gates children were ever granted access to Apple products. If we go back in time a bit, you might recall that Melinda gates back in 2013 made headlines when she said that her children receive Windows products even though they sometimes clamor for Apple devices. "Of course they ask [for Apple products]," Gates said, "but they get Windows technology. The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor." A few years earlier, Gates expressed a similar sentiment during an interview with Vogue, noting that her kids were not allowed to use either iPhones or iPods.
It's actually a brilliant parenting strategy when you think about it. If you're not allowed to have a smartphone until you're 14, and if your time on the device is limited once you finally get one, you'll probably be content with any device you can get your hands on. Alas, the same couldn't always be said for Melinda Gates who, in the same Vogue interview, said that she sometimes feels pangs of jealousy for iPhone owners.
“Every now and then I look at my friends and say 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone’,” Gates said. Of course, given how far iPhone competitors have come since then, we imagine that the Gates family is doing just fine in a presumably Apple-less world.
Despite having been in production now for more than two decades, it's probably fair to say the Mazda2 isn't the best-known or best-loved model in Mazda's range, but the manufacturer is giving it some significant updates to try to challenge that perception. The current model is part of the car's fourth-generation, and it's sold around the globe under a number of different names and by several different manufacturers. The refreshed Mazda2 range goes on sale from June 1, and all variants will now feature Mazda's G-Vectoring Control technology, along with a number of detailed improvements to the car's suspension and steering to deliver improved levels of comfort and a more responsive feel for the driver.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.
President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency. "Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall," Trump said in a Twitter post. Trump returned to his Mexico demand on a morning in which he simultaneously tried to pressure congressional Democrats to include funding for the border wall in must-pass spending legislation needed to keep the U.S. government open beyond Friday.
The public prosecutor's office in the New York borough of Brooklyn will change the way it deals with minor infractions by undocumented immigrants to lessen their risk of expulsion under the Trump administration, it said Monday.
The biggest complaint about electric cars has always been that there's nowhere to juice up. Well, that excuse just died if you own a Tesla. The company just announced plans to double the size of its charging network by the end of the year, promising more chargers at current locations, and new Supercharger sites for all those Model 3s that should be hitting the road.
According to Tesla's plans, the number of Superchargers available globally will double by the end of the year, from 5,000 currently to a total of 10,000. In the US, there's a planned Supercharger increase of 150 percent. The upgrades will be spread out between new sites along highways, capacity increases to existing sites, and more Supercharger locations in urban areas.
Currently, the Supercharger network exists to facilitate long road trips. Superchargers are Tesla-branded chargers that only work with Tesla vehicles, and are capable of charging Teslas much faster than any other kind of charger. Tesla has a network of charging stations along most major US highways, which allows owners to travel distances well in excess of the car's 200-mile range, without needing to stop overnight to charge.
With a flood of new vehicles expected to hit the roads when the Model 3 starts being delivered, the capacity improvements will be necessary to keep congestion down at Superchargers. Already, Tesla has begun seeing congestion at some stations, and it's had to start charging new Tesla owners for charging. Previously, charging at a Supercharger was free for Tesla owners.
Emmanuel Macron's youthful supporters wept tears of joy and shouted themselves hoarse on Sunday as projections from France's presidential election suggested their champion was well on track for power. Similar jubilation played out at the headquarters of the far-right National Front (FN), whose leader Marine Le Pen brought the party to the presidential runoff for just the second time in its history. For supporters of the conservative Republicans and far-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed), there was bitterness at a dream left unfulfilled.
In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old scion of a wealthy family goes on trial in Cape Town on Monday, accused of slaughtering his family in a frenzied axe attack. The case has also made headlines internationally, as police failed to arrest anyone for the grisly killings until Henri van Breda handed himself in. Van Breda is alleged to have killed his brother Rudi and parents Martin and Teresa and left his sister Marli struggling with nightmarish injuries.
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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.
Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.
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The Future Of Flying Is Nearly Here — But You Probably Can’t Afford It
The next 10 years promise to bring radical change to airplane cabins, but it’ll cost you.
Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them.
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How Papa Roach’s Teen-Angst Smash Became The Internet’s New Favorite Joke Song
U.S. Issues 271 Sanctions Over Bashar Assad’s Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons
It's one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has issued 271 sanctions in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. It’s one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history.
The Trump administration said Monday that it issued sanctions against 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons.
The action was announced in a statement by the Treasury Department, and Treasury Security Steve Mnuchin simultaneously briefed reporters at the White House.
The new sanctions are the latest U.S. response to Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons, most recently in rebel-held northern Idlib, in an attack that killed more than 80 civilians.
The U.S. retaliated earlier this month by launching missiles against a Syrian airfield.