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  1. DHS Secretary Says She Doesn’t Remember Trump Saying THAT Curse WordWASHINGTON ― Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath on Tuesday that she “did not hear” President Donald Trump refer to African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting last week.


  2. Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom saysA New York woman claims her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.


  3. Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.


  4. 12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcanoThousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a "quiet eruption", warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days. Lava was slowly flowing out of the Mayon volcano's crater along with a spectacular 1,000-metre (3,280-foot) ash plume rising into the sky, the nation's volcanology institute said. It may escalate into a hazardous eruption," Paul Alanis, science research specialist at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), told AFP.


  5. Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.