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  • Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports news

    Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:05:30 -0500
  • Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video news

    A public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:14:35 -0500
  • The Latest: US condemns detention of Canadian in China news

    TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local):

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:29:27 -0500
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud' news

    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:38:53 -0500
  • Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law - TASS news

    Russia fined Google 500,000 roubles ($7,530) on Tuesday for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, Russia's communications watchdog was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. Russia said last month that it had opened a civil case against Google as it had not joined a state registry that lists banned websites that Moscow believes contain illegal information and was therefore not compliant with the law. Alexander Zharov, head of watchdog Roscomnadzor, said Russia could open a new case against Google if it did not fall in line with the law, TASS reported.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:56:48 -0500
  • 'The Guardians' For Truth Named Time Magazine's 2018 Person Of The Year news

    Time magazine on Tuesday announced a group of journalists it called "The

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:51:06 -0500
  • 10 Great Books for Car- and Travel-Obsessed Readers

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    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:15:00 -0500
  • US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan news

    TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:59:21 -0500
  • Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team news

    Flynn's lawyers defend cooperation with Robert Mueller; ask for no prison time

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:17:42 -0500
  • James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer news

    Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:40:58 -0500
  • U.N. seeks withdrawal of warring parties from Yemen's Hodeidah: sources

    The United Nations is proposing that all armed forces from Yemen's warring parties withdraw from the port city of Hodeidah and that an interim entity be set up to run the city, a lifeline for millions of people in the country's war, sources said. The proposal is still being discussed at U.N.-sponsored peace talks between the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government in Sweden. The sources familiar with the talks said the U.N. proposal envisions a "joint committee or independent entity" to manage the city and port after both sides withdraw and the possibility of deploying U.N. monitors.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:25:50 -0500
  • What next for Brexit as May wins leadership battle? news

    What happens to the Brexit process now Prime Minister Theresa May has defeated Wednesday's challenge to her leadership? May's 200 to 117 win over her rebel Conservative MPs was closer than expected, but means she cannot face another no-confidence challenge from within her party for 12 months, giving her some breathing space as she attempts to tweak her deal and get it through parliament. The British leader has said she still plans to bring her Brexit deal to a parliamentary vote some time before January 21, but Wednesday's result shows the daunting task which lies ahead.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:42:46 -0500
  • President Trump meets with Pelosi, Schumer news

    Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer meet with the president before a crucial government funding deadline.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:38:19 -0500
  • Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid news

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those inside.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:38:10 -0500
  • Conservative Columnist Thinks 1 Word In Cohen Memo May Seal Donald Trump’s Fate news

    One seven-letter word ― "synergy" ― may prove critical in proving the

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:31:38 -0500
  • At least two dead, 11 wounded in French Christmas market shooting news

    A lone gunman shot dead at least two people and wounded 11 others near a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg before fleeing, police said.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:04:59 -0500
  • Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008 news

    The Bank of America strategist is the most worried about volatility in global markets -- particularly in the developing world -- since the 2008 financial crisis. "We’ll have a $1 trillion budget deficit, a big fight over the debt ceiling, gridlock and the U.S. economy will be slowing at the same time," Woo said from New York.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:21:29 -0500
  • Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms news

    TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:07:25 -0500
  • Columbia University denounces student filmed harassing black students in 'racially charged' rant news

    Columbia University has denounced a “racially charged” tirade from a student who was caught on video telling a group of fellow students that white people “built modern civilization” and “did everything”. The student reportedly followed a group made up mostly of black students from the school’s library as they left. It was there he was filmed shouting white supremacist comments at his classmates, according to the Columbia Daily Spectator.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:42:00 -0500
  • Roger, The Incredibly Buff Kangaroo, Has Died At Age 12 news

    A buff kangaroo who shot to international fame after he was photographed

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:47:20 -0500
  • Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border news

    "Pepper spray and CS gas are authorized to address assaultive behavior," Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:23:27 -0500
  • British PM delays Brexit deal vote but EU warns no renegotiation news

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal to avoid a crushing defeat, saying she would head to Europe for further talks -- but the EU warned it would not reopen the agreement. In an emergency statement to the House of Commons, May conceded the draft divorce agreement she struck with the European Union last month faced defeat by a "significant margin" of MPs if held Tuesday. In response, EU President Donald Tusk called a special summit of the other 27 leaders to discuss Brexit on Thursday, at the start of a two-day Brussels meeting that May is due to attend.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:35:12 -0500
  • Rep. Steve King makes Apple iPhone complaint to Google CEO, demands list of employees news

    "Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company," Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained to the Republican Iowa lawmaker.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:39:12 -0500
  • Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump news

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:18:25 -0500
  • Pope removes two cardinals linked to sex abuse allegations from his inner circle news

    Two leading cardinals allegedly linked to sexual abuse have been dismissed from Pope Francis' inner circle. Australian Cardinal George Pell and Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz have been removed from the so-called C9 Council of Cardinals, an advisory body set up by Francis, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Cardinal Pell, appointed head of the Vatican’s economic secretariat by the pope in 2014, has taken a leave of absence to fight allegations of historic sexual misconduct in Australia. He is still officially in charge of Vatican finances, a position considered one of the most powerful in the Catholic hierarchy. Francisco Errazuriz Ossa has been accused of covering up allegations against abusive priests in Chile. Congolese Laurent Monsengwo, 79, who retired as archbishop of Kinshasa in November, is also leaving the advisory council. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke announced the changes on Wednesday, saying Francis had written to the three prelates individually in October, "thanking them for the work they have done for the past five years." In a statement Mr Burke said the Pope had reflected on “the work, structure and composition” of the council after meeting council members in September. Chile's Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa has also been removed Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File At its latest meeting this week the advisory body discussed a variety of issues from Vatican spending constraints to the special conference on the protection of minors to be held at the Vatican at the end of February next year. The Catholic Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years in countries including the US, Ireland, Chile and Ireland, with widespread allegations of cover-ups against clergy, including the pope himself. Mr Errazuriz, long considered a close papal ally, was archbishop of Santiago from 1998-2010.  He has come under fire in recent months amid claims that he hid the crimes of Chile’s allegedly abusive priests including Fernando Karadima, who has been accused of a string of child sex offenses going back to 1984. Profile | Pope Francis Mr Pell, former archbishop of Sydney, has consistently denied allegations of sexual abuse made against him. Specific details of the accusations have been suppressed by a court order and Australian law strictly limits reporting on proceedings.   Mr Burke declined to comment on court proceedings against 77-year-old Mr Pell saying: "The Holy See has the utmost respect for Australian judicial authorities. We are aware that there is a suppression order in place by the court and we respect that order.” The Pope created the council of cardinals after his election in 2013, tasking the group with helping him reform the Vatican bureaucracy known as the Roman Curia. Mr Burke said the three cardinals would not be replaced immediately, leaving the council temporarily with six members.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:15:01 -0500
  • Gilets Jaunes Come to Brexit Britain’s Rescue news

    The gilets jaunes’ protests in France have caused a pretty stunning volte face from President Emmanuel Macron, with more than 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) of minimum wage and pension tax changes proposed this week. Alongside France’s already-announced reversal of a fuel tax rise, this could increase France’s deficit by as much as 0.6 percentage points to about 3.4 percent of gross domestic product. “Le spread” of 10-year French government bonds to German bunds has widened by 10 basis points in December, creating the biggest gap since Macron was elected in May 2017.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:40:37 -0500
  • Outrage over a controversial plea deal for a former ex-fraternity president news

    The former Baylor fraternity president was accused of rape and will not face jail time or be forced to register as a sex offender. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:02:03 -0500
  • Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate news

    MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:53:18 -0500
  • Save on this ultra-sharp knife set and give a holiday gift that will actually get used news

    Searching for a great holiday gift that won't end up in next year's white elephant game?  This knife set, available now for a hugely discounted price of $58, might just do the trick. These lightweight yet robust knives are made from super strong zirconium ceramic. Even if you don't have someone on your gift list who's worthy of super shark knives, buy them for yourself and use them to prepare a special holiday meal.   As an added bonus, each purchase of these knives provides ten hungry Americans with a meal on your behalf through Feeding America — so you can feel good about your purchase no matter what. So, get yourself — or someone on your holiday gift list — a gift that's a cut above the rest. The three-knife set is already discounted by a whopping 78%.  But order with the coupon code GREENMONDAY20 and get an extra 20% of your entire purchase.  Before you know it, you'll be chopping, dicing, slicing, paring, and julienning your way to a successful holiday season. Image: Chef's Foundry 3-piece knife set — $58 See Details

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0500
  • Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks more time to review claims about lying news

    During a U.S. District Court hearing in Washington, Manafort's lawyer Richard Westling said the defense team had learned more details earlier in the day about the allegations and was not sure yet if any of the issues were in dispute. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the defense to file a response by Jan. 7 raising any concerns, and tentatively set a hearing for Jan. 25. Westling said he was not sure if a hearing would be necessary.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:38:21 -0500
  • US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:50:28 -0500
  • Indian girl seeks father's arrest over broken promise to build lavatory news

    Millions of Indians do not have access to sanitation and open defecation is a problem, even in developed, industrial states. The girl, E. Hanifa Zaara, didn't want to go out in the open and won a promise from her father to build a lavatory indoors, said police officer A. Valarmathi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been pushing a campaign to build 100 million toilets over five years but the drive has not covered large parts of the country.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:15:39 -0500
  • NY Daily News Mocks Trump's Hunt For 'Spineless, Clueless' Chief Of Staff news

    The New York Daily News has taken aim at President Donald Trump as he searches

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:08:21 -0500
  • Detailed Photos of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L

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    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:34:00 -0500
  • Sanctions Will Harm Only the Iranian Regime, Not the Iranian People news

    That is why Washington must maintain them.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:41:00 -0500
  • U.S., China Executives Grow Wary on Travel After Huawei Arrest news

    The Dec. 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., has Chinese business people worried they could be next while Americans are growing concerned about retaliation. Meng has been detained at the request of the U.S. on charges of bank fraud related to violations of American sanctions on Iran, and a bail hearing is ongoing.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:45:43 -0500
  • Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12 news

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert level.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:30:18 -0500
  • Cohen sentenced to three years in prison news

    A U.S. judge has sentenced President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison for hush money payments to two women during the 2016 election campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:35:05 -0500
  • The 12 Cars We’re Most Excited to Drive in 2019

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    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:31:26 -0500
  • US nuns who stole money to gamble in Vegas facing criminal charges news

    Two California nuns who stole around $500,000 dollars from the school where they worked and splashed out on travel and gambling in Las Vegas are facing criminal charges, their order confirmed Tuesday. Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, who are said to be best friends, reportedly embezzled the huge sum over the course of a decade from St James Catholic School in Torrance, south of Los Angeles. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the money was discovered missing during a routine audit after Kreuper, who was principal at the school for 29 years, retired earlier this year.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:59:30 -0500
  • Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order news

    The U.S. Justice Department asked the court to lift a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules issued by San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar. Trump has taken a hard line toward legal and illegal immigration since taking office last year. Citing what he called an overwhelmed immigration system, Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that authorities process asylum claims only for migrants crossing the southern U.S. border at an official port of entry.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:44:27 -0500
  • Trump, top Democrats to discuss border security funding as government shutdown looms

    Congress and the White House have less than two weeks to reach a spending agreement on border security or risk another partial government shutdown.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:06:52 -0500
  • More time may be needed for North Carolina election decision

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:56:48 -0500
  • The Sources of Iranian Conduct news

    Iranian policy remains the same despite the Trump administration's "maximum pressure."

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:36:00 -0500
  • This Potential Presidential Candidate Is On A Mission To Restore Tip Jars To Airport Lounges news

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was hanging out in a United Airlines airport

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:30:03 -0500
  • Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence news

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:37:39 -0500
  • Texas executes man convicted of 1993 murder news

    Alvin Braziel, 43, was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m. local time, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Asked by the warden if he had any last words before he was put to death, Braziel expressed thanks to "all those overseas, Italy and France, for their support for death row prisoners. Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001 for attacking Douglas and Lora White at gunpoint while they were on a walk along a jogging trail at Eastfield College, a Dallas-area community college, on Sept. 21, 1993, according to court documents.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:43:25 -0500
  • Pinterest releases its picks of top travel trends for 2019 news

    Abandoned castles, small town travel and fall getaways are some of the top travel trends predicted to become increasingly popular in 2019 by Pinterest. 

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:16:18 -0500
  • French PM to detail Macron's measures to appease 'yellow vests' news

    The French government will Tuesday try to convince lawmakers and the public that President Emmanuel Macron's speech met the demands of the "yellow vest" movement, even as many demonstrators said they were disappointed and vowed to press on with their protest. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will detail for MPs the measures unveiled Monday in Macron's televised address to the nation seeking to defuse the revolt that has triggered violent protests across the country. Just after the president's speech, many protestors announced their determination to continue their blockades and called for a "fifth act" throughout France on Saturday.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:56:51 -0500
  • Modi's Terrible 24 Hours Boosts India Opponents Before 2019 Vote news

    First came the abrupt resignation on Monday night of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, which sent stock, bond and currency markets tumbling when they reopened on Tuesday. Then Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party faced defeat in three key states that he carried in his 2014 national victory, in what amounts to his biggest political setback since taking office. “The results reveal the declining political stock of Narendra Modi going into the national elections,” said Katharine Adeney, director of University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:34:26 -0500
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