The Texas sheriff’s office said late Saturday a body had been found after a twin-engine cargo plane carrying three passengers crashed into a bay east of Houston earlier. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said at a news conference earlier “it’s probably a crash that nobody would be capable of surviving.” | Get the Full Story
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly, who has faced years of sexual abuse allegations, was ordered held on a $1 million bond on Saturday on charges that he sexually assaulted three teenagers and a woman, as prosecutors offered new details in the case. | Get the Full Story
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that the United States “will take action” in Venezuela, as he condemned violence perpetrated by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s “thugs” after security forces fired on demonstrators. | Get the Full Story
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that the government needs a broader, more effective approach to border control. He suggested the Pentagon might contribute with its expertise in surveillance and monitoring. | Get the Full Story
U.S. Allies Spurred a Partial Reversal of Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan, Official Says – Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration decision to keep hundreds of U.S. troops based in Syria was driven by allies who said they wouldn’t stay behind to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State extremist group without an American presence, a senior U.S. defense official said Saturday. | Get the Full Story
Opponents of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro braved tear gas as they rescued boxes of emergency food and medicine from burning trucks during violent clashes on the Colombian border with security forces blocking the entry of U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid. | Get the Full Story
After reading numerous news reports, this is where the incident escalated. Philips allegedly drew his .40 S&W handgun, stuck it to the husband’s face and said, “This is a good day for you to die.” | Get the Full Story
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to “someone like him”. | Get the Full Story
Pope Francis, ending a landmark conference on sexual abuse of children by clergy, called on Sunday (Feb 24) for an “all-out battle” against a crime he said should be “erased from the face of the earth”. | Get the Full Story
Statement from FDA Commissioner on new policy ….on price competition for drugs that face inadequate generic competition
We’ve been taking new policy steps at the FDA to support downward pressure on drug prices by helping to clear a path for more efficient generic development. In doing so, we know that various factors may influence a manufacturer’s decision to develop and market a generic drug. | Get the Full Story
Are you being scanned? How facial recognition technology follows you, even as you shop – The Guardian
Westfield’s Smartscreen network was developed by the French software firm Quividi back in 2015. Their discreet cameras capture blurry images of shoppers and apply statistical analysis to identify audience demographics. And once the billboards have your attention they hit record, sharing your reaction with advertisers. Quividi says their billboards can distinguish shoppers’ gender with 90% precision, five categories of mood from “very happy to very unhappy” and customers’ age within a five-year bracket. | Get the Full Story
The work is part of an emerging consensus among scientists that the merger actually produced a jet, and could shed light on the origins of mysterious flashes of high-energy light called short gamma-ray bursts. | Get the Full Story
Nanoscale 3D printing helps reveal how firefly-inspired surface can boost LED efficiency – 3ders.org
Scientists from Penn State University have created a new type of light-emitting diode (LED) lightbulb that could change the way we light our homes. The design of the new LEDs mimics the structures used by fireflies in nature, and could improve efficiency while reducing power bills. | Get the Full Story
Mounting evidence suggests Neanderthals also had a habit of inbreeding, or conceiving with close relatives. Several studies have now reported this based on genetic patterns and bone abnormalities thought to result from intra-family flings. | Get the Full Story
Unlike humans, who usually get hungry again only a few hours after eating, a female mosquito that has fed on human blood will lose her appetite for several days. Because movement of female mosquitoes from human to human — male mosquitoes do not consume blood — is the means by which mosquito-borne infections are passed along, researchers have theorized that reducing the frequency with which female mosquitoes feed is one way to lessen the spread of disease. | Get the Full Story
Fossils unearthed from an Ethiopian site not far from where the famous hominid Ardi’s partial skeleton was found suggest that her species was evolving different ways of walking upright more than 4 million years ago. | Get the Full Story
Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected, according to researchers at Cornell and Binghamton University.
Their findings were published in the journal Current Biology.
Until now, scientists believed that organisms required eardrums for long-range hearing, and that the feathery antennae with fine hairs that mosquitoes and some insects use to hear only worked at close distances of several centimeters (a few inches).
A series of experiments has now provided neurophysiological and behavioral evidence that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes — which transmit such diseases as yellow fever, Dengue, Zika, West Nile and Chikungunya viruses — can hear specific frequencies as far away as 10 meters (32 feet) or more. | Get the Full Story
Coral Barbas and colleagues wondered if determining how hibernating hamsters’ brains clear out the tangled proteins could suggest new therapies for AD. | Get the Full Story
Leftzilla – Mitch McConnell “aided and abetted” Russia’s attack on our election, says Mueller-biographer Garrett Graff – AmericaBlog
Garrett Graff, who wrote the seminal biography of Robert Mueller (The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and the War on Global Terror), is one of America’s top experts on Trump-Russia. Garrett joins us to talk about the Russia probe, from its beginnings to where it may ultimately lead and whether justice will finally be served. | Get the Full Story
Rightzilla – Trump Supporter Punched in the Face by Leftist on UC-Berkeley Campus – Video – Freedom’s Lighthouse
You won’t see the liberal media report this story. A Conservative Trump Supporter from Campus Reform was attacked – literally punched – on the campus of UC-Berkeley. He talked to Sean Hannity about what happened.
The violence you see today is largely on the Left. They are totally intolerant of anyone who is Conservative. | Get the Full Story
Leftzilla – Mueller Calls For Harsh Sentence In Manafort Case, Citing ‘Gravity’ Of Crimes – Talking Points Memo
Special counsel Robert Mueller advocated for a significant sentence for Paul Manafort in a Feb. 22 sentencing memo, citing the “gravity” of the former Trump campaign chairman’s criminal conduct.
“For over a decade, Manafort repeatedly and brazenly violated the law,” prosecutors write. “His crimes continued up through the time he was first indicted in October 2017 and remarkably went unabated even after indictment.” | Get the Full Story
In one of the biggest scoops of their miserable careers, The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer and Zach Everson teamed up to publish a Friday story about a pastry chef who follows the QAnon internet phenomenon, and sometimes makes pastries with the “Q” symbol on them.
“Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort appears to employ a pastry chef who frequently posts online about her belief in the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory,” Sommer said. | Get the Full Story
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Trump will not be delivered next week as CNN and other news organizations previously reported, said a senior Justice Department official on Friday. | Get the Full Story
Rightzilla – Former RNC chairman claims Trump ‘probably not happy’ police foiled white nationalist’s planned attacks – The Blaze
(Michael) Steele’s comments came during a segment on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House” in which the entire panel castigated the president for commenting on the Jussie Smollett saga, but failing to assail white nationalism in the wake Christopher Paul Hasson’s arrest.”I guess I have, at this point, reached…my glass is no longer half-full, it’s just overflowing with all the crazy that comes out of Trump,” Steele said. “On this one, why would we be surprised a self-proclaimed nationalist would not speak out against a self-proclaimed white nationalist?” | Get the Full Story
The Australian government has confirmed that the WikiLeaks founder has a new Australian passport after years without one, and could now return to his home country. | Get the Full Story
Trump administration sends 1,000 more troops to Mexican border to install barbed wire on fence – BizPacReviews
During a Friday news briefing, the Pentagon announced that the troops would be installing barbed wire along border fences already in place, with 140 miles of additional wire to be added, The Hill reported. | Get the Full Story