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  • Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:14:43 -0500

    Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: ReportThree members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.


  • Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:23:59 -0500

    Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is “not enough” to make up for his failure at the time “to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women’s equality.”


  • 102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:26:39 -0500

    102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existedA 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.


  • Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:10:34 -0500

    Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90sTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies.


  • Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:42:24 -0500

    Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities on Tuesday, after the country’s speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.


  • 19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:46:04 -0500

    19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes


  • Net neutrality repeal was decided after 'enormous numbers' of fake people sent messages of support for Trump administration

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:00 -0500

    Net neutrality repeal was decided after 'enormous numbers' of fake people sent messages of support for Trump administrationThe profound and fundamental changes currently being made to the internet are being done partly on the basis of hundreds of thousands of fake people, according to New York's attorney general. This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would repeal Obama-era protections that guaranteed net neutrality. Campaigners say that the move would allow internet companies to force people to pay for access to specific websites, for instance, or charge a fee if they want to download things at any speed.


  • Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:57:09 -0500

    Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary CitgoVenezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.


  • Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:23:32 -0500

    Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad“He stood right there and he looked me dead in my face and unloaded the gun again on her,” the victim’s mother, Gloria Blaylock, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution


  • Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:07:31 -0500

    Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in NigerInvestigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The ambush drew attention to the little-known U.S. military presence in Niger, and it came under further scrutiny when President Donald Trump’s handling of condolence messages to the families of the dead U.S. soldiers was criticized by lawmakers in Washington. Investigators found the remains on Nov. 12 and military medical examiners have verified that the remains were Johnson's, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.


  • Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:51 -0500

    Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 MillionWhitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.


  • "I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:09:25 -0500

    "I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin’s Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong process.


  • No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:40:33 -0500

    No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaksSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.


  • Russia Wanted Trump As President And It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:30 -0500

    Russia Wanted Trump As President And It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?WASHINGTON ― Russia’s tyrant works to help the Republican nominee win America’s presidential election.


  • Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:58:40 -0500

    Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himselfHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.


  • Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:43:57 -0500

    Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusationsAn anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.


  • Turkish lira hits record low against dollar

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:44:13 -0500

    Turkish lira hits record low against dollarThe embattled Turkish lira hit record lows against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took fright over an impending trial in the United States and changes to banking regulations. The Turkish lira lost over one percent in value to trade at 3.97 to the dollar late morning, testing the never-before-reached 4.0 ceiling, before rallying slightly to 3.95 in the early evening. The latest drop followed the delay on Monday of a scheduled trial in the United States of Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab and Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy chief executive of Turkish lender Halkbank, accused of defying US sanctions on Iran.


  • Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:49:24 -0500

    Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And WeirdA Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.


  • "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:59:52 -0500

    "The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leaderBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power. Mnangagwa returned to the country earlier in the day, having fled for his safety when the 93-year-old former leader sacked him as vice president two weeks ago to smooth a path to the succession for his much younger wife Grace. The voice of the people is the voice of God," Mnangagwa told thousands of supporters gathered outside the ruling ZANU-PF party's offices in the capital.


  • What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:49:25 -0500

    What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred LinesA few years ago I belonged to the group of people who thought that working for Charlie Rose represented the holy grail of journalism.


  • Armed Robber Jumps From Wheelchair in Pharmacy Holdup: Cops

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:53:41 -0500

    Armed Robber Jumps From Wheelchair in Pharmacy Holdup: CopsThree men walked out of a California pharmacy with a sack full of prescription drugs.


  • The Latest: Conyers acknowledges settling staffer complaint

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:17 -0500

    The Latest: Conyers acknowledges settling staffer complaintDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):


  • Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump's 'Racist Slurs' Won't Shut Me Up

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:47:24 -0500

    Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump's 'Racist Slurs' Won't Shut Me UpTONIGHT: @SenWarren and @StephenAtHome examine how their lives have changed since @realDonaldTrump took office a year ago... Wait.


  • 12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:02:07 -0500

    12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet


  • Karina Vetrano murder : Man beat jogger so hard her teeth broke, court hears

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:13:00 -0500

    Karina Vetrano murder : Man beat jogger so hard her teeth broke, court hearsCathie and Philip Vetrano heard the accused Chanel Lewis explain that he struck Karina Vetrano so hard that her teeth broke. In a pre-taped confession, Mr Lewis said he “lost it” and grabbed the 30-year-old from Queens as she ran past him through a marshy swamp along a bike path in Spring Creek Park. The confession was recorded back in February 2017 after Mr Lewis spent the night in a police precinct watching cartoons.


  • US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:35:54 -0500

    US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fightersUS forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.


  • Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:54:29 -0500

    Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real HomesTwenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.


  • Putin Says Russia Will End its Military Operation in Syria After Surprise Talks With Assad

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:33:01 -0500

    Putin Says Russia Will End its Military Operation in Syria After Surprise Talks With AssadRussia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad.


  • "They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:10:42 -0500

    "They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, “Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?” And I said, “I haven’t been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I’d love to go because now I’m recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.


  • What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:05:41 -0500

    What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records ReleasesIn the months since the document drops began, here's what experts have gleaned from newly released JFK assassination files


  • Kindergartener bags buck under Wisconsin's new hunting rules

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:40:12 -0500

    Kindergartener bags buck under Wisconsin's new hunting rulesMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age.


  • Donald Trump’s Pricey New Christmas Hat Gets Exactly The Reception You’d Expect

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:48:57 -0500

    Donald Trump’s Pricey New Christmas Hat Gets Exactly The Reception You’d ExpectThis time, he’s selling a Christmas version of his famous lid, with “Make American Great Again” covered in embroidered lights on the front and “Merry Christmas” on the back.


  • U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:05:40 -0500

    U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers lawBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which Reuters was first to report on, said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.


  • Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Will Get $15 Million From L.A. County

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:06:26 -0500

    Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Will Get $15 Million From L.A. CountyFranklin O'Connell has maintained his innocence for the last 32 years.


  • Five major submarine disasters

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:06:18 -0500

    Five major submarine disastersWith an Argentine submarine missing for five days with 44 people aboard, we recall five of the most deadly submarine disasters over the past few decades. In August 2000, Russia's northern fleet nuclear submarine Kursk catches fire and explodes underwater while conducting war games. Seventy Chinese naval officers and crew are killed, apparently suffocated, in an accident on a Ming-class submarine conducting exercises east of the Neichangshan islands in May 2003.


  • As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists Warn

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:15:09 -0500

    As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists WarnMore powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth’s rotation, scientists warn.


  • In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't Beat

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:25:00 -0500

    In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't BeatThe extreme quietness of the Seawolf class gave the Navy the idea of modifying the last submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, to support clandestine operations. The MMP gives Carter the ability to send and recover Remotely Operated Vehicles/Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and SEALs and diving teams while submerged. The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built.


  • Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary Stay

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:47 -0500

    Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary StayThanks to a large social media push, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh will get to stay in the U.S. ― for now.


  • The Argentine Navy Says Noises It Detected Are Not From the Missing Submarine

    Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:49:30 -0500

    The Argentine Navy Says Noises It Detected Are Not From the Missing SubmarineThe submarine, with a crew of 44, went missing after reporting a failure in its battery system


  • Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner 

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:36:43 -0500

    Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner Parents should be made to sign contracts compelling them to monitor their children’s Facebook messages, the coroner in the Ann Maguire murder inquest has claimed. Under proposals due to be presented to the Digital minister Matt Hancock, parents would be given the right to pry on their children’s accounts because their “responsibility transcends” a teenager’s “entitlement to privacy”. The suggestions would also require teens aged 13 to 18 to have a named parent on their application to open an account, and make parents contractually obliged to monitor their communications. Coroner Kevin McLoughlin outlined the proposals yesterday as a jury ruled that the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire could have been prevented. Teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire told ten friends 'precisely' what he planned to do Delivering a conclusion of unlawful killing, the jury at Wakefield Coroner’s Court said that her death had resulted from “missed opportunities to share and record the problem behaviour” of her killer. It comes more than two years after Ms Maguire, an employee of Corpus Christi College, Leeds was stabbed to death by pupil Will Cornick during a lesson at the school on 28 April 2014. During the inquest, the jury heard that Cornick, then 15, had exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with friends in which he professed his hatred for Ms Maguire and his desire to harm her. In one Facebook exchange, he expressed his loathing for the 61-year-old and offered a friend “a tenner” for them to kill her. Another associate of Cornick told police officers in an interview that Cornick had said of Mrs Maguire: “I don’t want to hurt her, I want to kill her.” Cornick was 15 years old when he stabbed to death Mrs Maguire, 61, as she taught a class at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds The teenager told 10 pupils of his intention to kill Mrs Maguire and other members of staff, and showed four of them the 34-inch knife he later used in her brutal murder. Despite his litany of threats, none of the pupils reported the outbursts to the school. Their conversations with Cornick only surfaced in pre-inquest hearings, and it later emerged that they had never been questioned about them by police officers or teaching staff after her murder. In statements following Mrs Maguire’s murder, Cornick’s parents claimed they had no prior knowledge of their son’s intentions. Commenting on the disclosures, Mr McLoughlin said that Cornick’s online threats had been “sinister and grotesque”, adding that he believed that “parents have a responsibility to protect children”. In order to do this, he said that they should be given “access to supervise content”, adding: “any parent’s responsibility transcends any teenager’s entitlement to privacy.” A Facebook spokesman said: "We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. We work closely with online safety experts including the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International to make sure that young people and their parents know how technology works and what they need to think about before sharing online."


  • Natalie Portman Has '100 Stories' Of Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:34:33 -0500

    Natalie Portman Has '100 Stories' Of Sexual Misconduct, DiscriminationWhen actress Natalie Portman heard the mounting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct in Hollywood, she said she considered herself lucky that she has never been personally assaulted.


  • 33 Hearty Soups That'll Feed A Hungry Crowd

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:29:04 -0500

    33 Hearty Soups That'll Feed A Hungry Crowd


  • Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him flee

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:04 -0500

    Man arrested in cop killing; mom accused of helping him fleeNEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Tips from informants helped lead law enforcement to the man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer, and the suspect's mother is accused of helping him evade arrest during a four-day manhunt, officials said Tuesday.


  • SitRep: New Afghan Plan Pits B-52s Against Opium Facilities

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:24:22 -0500

    SitRep: New Afghan Plan Pits B-52s Against Opium FacilitiesAssad meets with Putin, new Ukraine drone, South Korea and japan welcome Trump NK sanctions


  • Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:23:02 -0500

    Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are MarriedThe conservative co-host of ABC’s The View, 33, who is the daughter of Senator John McCain, wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech, 35, just before sunset at the bride’s family ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a rep for McCain tells PEOPLE exclusively


  • Ratko Mladic still a 'legend', says Bosnian Serb chief

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:57:19 -0500

    Ratko Mladic still a 'legend', says Bosnian Serb chiefThe Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik said he believed Ratko Mladic would remain "a legend" regardless of the verdict at his genocide trial on Wednesday. UN war crimes judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are to hand down their long-awaited judgement on "The Butcher of Bosnia" in The Hague. Despite the multiple charges against him, which include genocide, Mladic remains a hero to many in Serbia.


  • Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:27:41 -0500

    Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance MandateSen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.


  • Sean Hannity’s Thanksgiving Advice For Dealing With Liberals Hits A Snag

    Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:39:47 -0500

    Sean Hannity’s Thanksgiving Advice For Dealing With Liberals Hits A SnagFox News host Sean Hannity offered to give advice for dealing with “liberal relatives” during Thanksgiving.


  • Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

    Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi LibyaBy Aidan Lewis TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis. Part of a growing scene, there are now hundreds of bikers in Tripoli alone who come from all walks of life. Riding past - often in groups - on their gleaming machines, they stick out in Libya, where a conservative society still bears the scars of decades of authoritarian rule under former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and the revolution and conflict that followed.


  • For Flight Attendants, Sexual Assault Isn't Just Common, It's Almost A Given

    Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:54:13 -0500

    For Flight Attendants, Sexual Assault Isn't Just Common, It's Almost A GivenFlight attendant Caroline Bright was kicking off her last shift of the day when she realized one of the pilots on board reminded her of someone.