What’s the difference between H-bomb and A-bomb?

Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 11:12 PM
Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 @ 8:57 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

Wednesday’s announcement from North Korea that it carried out a nuclear test brings to light the question: What’s the difference between a hydrogen bomb and an atomic bomb?

North Korea claimed it tested “the H-bomb,” which experts say can be at least 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb, according to the Associated Press.

Atomic bombs rely on fission, or atom-splitting, just as nuclear power plants do, the AP reports.

The hydrogen bomb uses fusion, or atomic nuclei coming together, to produce explosive energy, according to the AP.

The technology of the hydrogen bomb is more sophisticated, and once attained, it is a greater threat, the AP reports. They can be made small enough to fit on a head of an intercontinental missile.

“That the bomb can become compact is the characteristic, and so this means North Korea has the U.S. in mind in making this H-bomb announcement,” Tatsujiro Suzuki, professor at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University, told the AP.

But the H-bomb requires more technology in control and accuracy because of the greater amount of energy involved, he told the AP. Both the A-bomb and H-bomb use radioactive material like uranium and plutonium for the explosive material, the AP reports.

Passenger plane catches fire at O'Hare, runway closed

Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 5:06 PM
Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 4:10 PM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Passenger plane catches fire at O'Hare, runway closed

An American Airlines flight bound for Miami from Chicago experienced a malfunction during takeoff Friday and caught fire on the runway.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said American Airlines Flight 383 had departed Chicago for Miami on Friday afternoon when it blew a tire and damaged an engine. Molinaro said the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone was evacuated. The FAA said there were no injuries.

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American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott said in a brief statement that the plane had "an engine-related mechanical issue." She said buses were en route to take 161 passengers and nine crew members from the runway to the terminal.

The FAA also said that the runway is closed because of the disabled aircraft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Trump v Clinton: College professor correctly called the last 8 elections

Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 5:05 PM
Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 4:19 PM
By: Debbie Lord - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Trump v Clinton: College professor correctly called the last 8 elections
Man Predicts Next President Since 1984

With the election only weeks away now, there is no lack of speculation on who will be the next president and how that person will find his or her path to the office.

And while online and TV pundits are more than happy to make their guesses, you might want to listen to a history professor at American University in Washington, D.C.

Allan Lichtman has correctly predicted the candidate who has won the popular vote for president since 1984.

Lichtman, according to a Washington Post story, uses a method that looks at 13 “keys” to winning the presidency, including how many seats the person’s party holds in Congress, whether the candidate is a sitting president and how the economy is doing.

Using those keys, which candidate does Lichtman say is most likely to win? Republican Donald Trump.

In Lichtman’s new book, “Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House 2016,” he lays out the 13 keys that he researches to determine who is most likely to win. The keys are:

1. Party mandate: After the midterm elections, the incumbent party holds more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives than after the previous midterm elections.

2. Contest: There is no serious contest for the incumbent party nomination.

3. Incumbency: The incumbent party candidate is the sitting president.

4. Third party: There is no significant third party or independent campaign.

5. Short-term economy: The economy is not in recession during the election campaign.

6. Long-term economy: Real per-capita economic growth during the term equals or exceeds mean growth during the previous two terms.

7. Policy change: The incumbent administration effects major changes in national policy.

8. Social unrest: There is no sustained social unrest during the term.

9. Scandal: The incumbent administration is untainted by major scandal.

10. Foreign/military failure: The incumbent administration suffers no major failure in foreign or military affairs.

11. Foreign/military success: The incumbent administration achieves a major success in foreign or military affairs.

12. Incumbent charisma: The incumbent party candidate is charismatic or a national hero.

13. Challenger charisma: The challenging party candidate is not charismatic or a national hero.

Lichtman said the keys are true or false questions, and if six or more of the keys are false, the party in power (currently the Democrats) will lose.

Lichtman said he came up with the list of keys after studying every American presidential election from 1860 to 1980. He used what he learned to correctly predict the outcome of the eight presidential elections from 1984 to 2012.

Though he says his keys point to a Trump victory, he did hedge his bets for this year’s unusual election cycle.

“So very, very narrowly, the keys point to a Trump victory," Lichtman told The Washington Post. "But I would say, more to the point, they point to a generic Republican victory, because I believe that given the unprecedented nature of the Trump candidacy and Trump himself, he could defy all odds and lose even though the verdict of history is in his favor. So this would also suggest, you know, the possibility this election could go either way."

Go to The Washington Post for the full story.

Update: The Washington Post asked Lichtman if, after the revelation of a tape showing Trump talking about groping women and his slide in the polls, he still believes the Repbulican candidate will win the election. 

"By the narrowest of possible margins, the keys still point to a Trump victory. However, there are two major qualifications. And I’m not a hedger, and I’ve never qualified before in 30 years of predictions," Lichtman said. 

"Qualification number one: It takes six keys to count the party in power out, and they have exactly six keys. And one key could still flip, as I recognized last time — the third party key, that requires Gary Johnson to get at least five percent of the popular vote. He could slip below that, which would shift the prediction.

"The second qualification is Donald Trump. We have never seen someone who is broadly regarded as a history-shattering, precedent-making, dangerous candidate who could change the patterns of history that have prevailed since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860."

Click here to read the updated story from The Washington Post.

Trump says he may sue over 'illegal' 2005 'Access Hollywood' video

Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 5:05 PM
Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 4:59 PM
By: Theresa Seiger - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Trump says he may sue over 'illegal' 2005 'Access Hollywood' video
Trump's Lawyers Take Action Against The New York Times

Donald Trump said Thursday that he may sue NBC for an "Access Hollywood" video released earlier this month, 11 years after it was first recorded without the Republican presidential nominee's knowledge.

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"The microphone was not supposed to be on, not that I make that as an excuse for myself," Trump said in an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. "That was a private dressing room. Yeah, that was certainly illegal, no question about it."

Asked if he planned to sue NBC, Trump told O'Reilly, "You'll see, you'll see after the election."

California's wiretapping law forbids anyone from recording a private conversation or call without all involved parties' knowledge and consent. Recording a person in a public or semi-public place may or may not fall under the law, depending on whether a person had "an objectively reasonable expectation that no one is listening in or overhearing the conversation."

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Trump had a microphone on in 2005 while taping a segment for "Access Hollywood" before filming a cameo appearance for the soap opera "Days of Our Lives."

The video led to widespread backlash and calls for the GOP nominee to step down. He has denied that vulgar statements in the clip describe sexual assault and chalked up the conversation to "locker-room banter."

>> Related: Does Trump's 'locker room banter' describe sexual assault?

"You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women – I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet," Trump says in the video. "(I) just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … grab them by the (expletive). You can do anything."

More than 10 women have since come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Trump. The GOP presidential nominee has denied the claims.


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Pedestrian hit by car in Harrison Twp.

Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 5:04 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

The windshield of a car was cracked this afternoon following a report of a crash involving a pedestrian.

The incident was reported at 4 p.m. on Marker Avenue near Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp.

According to a sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a woman was driving a car that struck a man. According to the regional dispatch center, the man reportedly suffered visible road rash and had injures to his hand and leg but refused treatment.

The incident remains under investigation.