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Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30. CommentsWTOP is now using Facebook as our comment platform. Need help? Email… 2016-12-04 16:25 965Bytes

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Cuba bids farewell to Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro's ashes were driven two miles through Santiago, Cuba on Sunday morning to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, where he was laid to rest. Raul Castro laid his brother's remains in a stone tomb marked with one word: "Fidel. " Thousands of... 2016-12-05 01:05 1KB

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24 bodies found in Oakland fire

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly said authorities have found 24 victims from the fire at an Oakland warehouse. Authorities say 20% of the building has been searched in the past 12 hours. Kelly said names could be released... 2016-12-04 12:24 5KB

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Federal Officials to Explore Different Route for Dakota Pipeline

The Department of the Army said that it would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River. 2016-12-04 17:51 2KB

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BREAKING: Dakota protesters WIN their bid to stop pipeline being built through Standing Rock

The Dakota Access Pipeline will not go ahead at the Standing Rock Indian reservation, it was announced Sunday. The US Army Corps engineers informed tribal elders Sunday afternoon. 2016-12-04 19:03 14KB

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Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship," found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount... ... 2016-12-04 18:42 833Bytes

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Trump is expanding the search for his secretary of state

When it comes to his most prominent cabinet pick, Donald Trump is keeping his options open. 2016-12-04 17:57 3KB

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Far-Right Candidate Loses Bid for Presidency in Austria

Austrians have elected a pro-European former Green Party leader, Alexander Van der Bellen, as their next president over a far-right candidate who had campaigned on an anti-immigration, "Austria First" platform. Austria's presidency is a largely ceremonial post, but if Freedom Party candidate... 2016-12-04 16:26 2KB

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9 Dead, More Than A Dozen Missing After Blaze Breaks Out At Oakland Warehouse Party

There were between 50 and 100 people inside the converted warehouse and performance space at the time of the fire, and at least 25 people are still unaccounted for Saturday. 2016-12-04 10:20 4KB

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Dispensing With Tip-Toeing, Trump Puts Taiwan in Play

The future of U. S.-China relations, and peace in East Asia, depends in large part on what Donald Trump meant by his phone exchange with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen. 2016-12-04 09:10 1KB

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Austria Rejects Anti-Immigrant Populist in Presidential Election

Austrians voted against an anti-immigrant populist as their next president by a resounding margin, bucking a trend of nationalist electoral successes across the West. 2016-12-04 18:11 1KB

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‘Project Runway’ Season 15 Designer Safe Despite Heading To Rave That Resulted In Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

A highly publicized rave at the Ghost Ship warehouse, with electronic music by Golden Donna 100% Silk troup in Oakland, California turned into an unthinkable tragedy Friday evening. Fire broke out,... 2016-12-04 18:46 5KB

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Trump vows 35% tax for US firms that move jobs overseas

Donald Trump threatens to impose a 35% tax on US companies that move their manufacturing overseas. 2016-12-04 22:43 2KB

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Jill Stein says she'll 'escalate' Pennsylvania recount case after earlier plans to drop it

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said early Sunday she would "escalate" her statewide recount efforts in Pennsylvania through a federal lawsuit, after announcing she would drop it. 2016-12-04 15:17 5KB

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College football playoff teams announced

The four teams that earned spots in the College Football Playoff were named Sunday, and there really were no surprises. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington will face off in the semifinals, which will be held Dec. 31. The semifinal winners will meet in the 2016-12-04 18:43 890Bytes

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Cuban Exiles See Only a Glimmer of Hope in Castro's Funeral

In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba. Garcia, 76, a retired electronics salesman who left Cuba in 1963, sipped... 2016-12-04 14:13 4KB

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Leftovers 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule box office again

Audiences came back for a second helping of "Moana" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts, with "Moana" bringing in $28.4 million and "Fantastic Beasts" earning $18.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. 2016-12-04 16:32 5KB

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Putin says Trump a clever man, will understand new responsibility quickly

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U. S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will understand the level of his new responsibility quickly, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by news agencies as saying in an interview with NTV TV. 2016-12-04 06:16 889Bytes

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Petraeus defends candidacy for secretary of state while Snowden slams him

While retired General David Petraeus explained why the scandal that forced him to resign as head of the CIA should not disqualify him from potentially being named secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden accused him of receiving a lighter punishment than he... 2016-12-04 17:05 5KB

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Pence Denies Trump's Carrier Deal is Cronyism--Here's the Problem with That

Appearing on ABC's This Week Sunday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence denied that the deal between Carrier and the incoming Trump administration was "crony capitalism," telling anchor George Stephanopoulos it was simply "changed circumstances": STEPHANOPOULOS... 2016-12-04 18:04 3KB

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Why Alec Baldwin Thinks Trump Tweets Signal Something Sinister

President-elect’s ostentatious style marks tyrannical strategy, growing chorus of experts argue Before you dismiss President-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter tirade against Alec Baldwin, consider the actor’s response to the soon-to-be world leader. Trump called Baldwin’s now famous impersonation of him “sad” on Saturday... 2016-12-04 16:40 4KB

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Renzi facing exit as polls point to Italy referendum defeat

Matteo Renzi's time as Italy's prime minister appeared to be over Sunday as exit polls indicated voters had overwhelmingly rejected constitutional reform proposals on which he had staked his future. 2016-12-04 18:20 5KB

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Kerry says would be valuable for Trump to seek advice before calls

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it would be valuable for President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to se... 2016-12-04 17:22 2KB

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Local politicians, two reporters killed in Finland shooting

The municipal council head and two local journalists were also killed on Saturday night in the town of Imatra by a man who was swiftly arrested, SST news agency said. ... 2016-12-04 11:17 729Bytes

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Italy's referendum: A nightmare scenario in the heart of Europe

Italians will vote Sunday in a crucial referendum that could force the prime minister's resignation and increase pressure on the country's beleaguered banks. It could even endanger its EU membership. 2016-12-04 10:47 4KB

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Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or face 'inevitable death'

The Syrian army has ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death", as a series of air strikes on the neighbouring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children. Aleppo shook from the sound of explosions throughout the day... 2016-12-04 16:21 885Bytes

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Iran says it won't walk away from the nuclear deal that Trump has threatened to 'dismantle'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized U. S. lawmakers on Sunday for, in his view, undermining a landmark nuclear agreement but said Tehran had no intention of abandoning the deal. 2016-12-04 18:03 7KB

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A lei and a parka: Up to a foot more snow is forecast – in Hawaii

More snow is expected to fall on Hawaii mountaintops as a winter storm warning goes into effect through Monday morning. Hawaii News Now reportsup to a foot more of snow... 2016-12-04 15:42 713Bytes

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USC to face Penn State in Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2

USC will play in the Rose Bowl for the first time in eight years on Jan. 2 when it faces Penn State, it was announced Sunday. The Trojans, who finished the regular season 9-3 overall, earned a berth to the bowl by finishing one spot ahead of Col 2016-12-04 15:49 3KB

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Trump's 'thank you' tour will make a stop in Utah; still no decision on Romney

What's being billed as a "thank you" tour by President-elect Donald Trump will make a stop in Utah, state GOP Chairman James Evans said Wednesday. 2016-12-04 18:24 4KB

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President-elect Donald Trump dismisses Green Party recall effort as a ‘scam’

“Just a Stein scam to raise money!” Trump tweeted. 2016-12-04 16:01 2KB

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Michigan football falls to No. 6 in AP Top 25, below Penn State

Meanwhile, Western Michigan moves up to No. 12 after completing a perfect 13-0 season heading into bowl announcements 2016-12-04 12:49 2KB

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Conway: Secret Service will have say on Trump's personal Twitter account

It is still undecided if Trump will keep access of his personal Twitter account. 2016-12-04 10:51 1KB

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Jeff Fisher signs contract extension as Los Angeles Rams coach

Jeff Fisher's new contract with the Rams extends his deal by two years and was agreed to prior to the season, sources told ESPN. GM Les Snead has also signed an extension, according to sources. 2016-12-04 11:04 1KB

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At Standing Rock, the veterans have arrived

Veterans showed up on Sunday hauling supplies and dragging trailers of much-needed wood, fuel for the fires and wood stoves around camp. 2016-12-04 14:40 3KB

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The Latest: Airstrike Kills at Least 20 in Syria

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Syrian first responders say at least 20 people have been killed in a presumed Russian or government airstrike on a rural market in the rebel-held Idlib province. Ahmad al-Sheikho... 2016-12-04 12:35 3KB

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Brady breaks QB wins record, Patriots beat Rams 26-10

Tom Brady became the NFL's career leader in victories by a quarterback, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on Sunday. Brady, who was 33 of 46,... 2016-12-04 18:39 1KB

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U. S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

By Andrea Shalal and Mike Stone SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U. S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if Pre... 2016-12-04 14:35 3KB

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Another Round of Hollywood Disgust Over ‘Non-Consensual’ Rape Scene in ‘Last Tango’

The chorus of Hollywood actors and filmmakers expressing disgust over an alleged rape orchestrated for a scene in “Last Tango in Paris” is growing. Stars including Anna Kendrick and Chris Evans have now weighed in, adding to much discussed reactions from Jessica Chastain, Evan Rachel Wood,... 2016-12-04 18:05 3KB

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Guantánamo Detainee Is Sent to Cape Verde; First Transfer Since Trump Victory

The detainee, a Yemeni, had been imprisoned without trial for more than 14 years. His departure reduced the Guantánamo population to 59. 2016-12-04 10:53 4KB

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Citing no evidence, Priebus defends Trump's claim on millions of illegal voters

Incoming White House chief of staff talks about voter fraud claims, Mitt Romney, and Taiwan 2016-12-04 17:09 4KB

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Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers fail to complete pass in first quarter

The Bears and 49ers failed to complete a pass in the first quarter Sunday, tying a 28-year-old record for futility in the first quarter. 2016-12-04 15:28 1KB

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Suspected Warlord Killed in Russia's Dagestan

A warlord suspected to be behind multiple attacks in the North Caucasus and four of his accomplices have been killed in a police operation in Dagestan, local police said Sunday. The five were killed late Saturday on the outskirts of the regional capital, Makhachkala, in a gunbattle with... 2016-12-04 07:11 2KB

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Everton hold United thanks to late Baines penalty

By Steve Tongue EVERTON 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 Dec 4 (Reuters) - A late penalty by Leighton Baines preserved Everton's unbeaten home record in the Premier Lea... 2016-12-04 14:46 3KB

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Paul Ryan Confident That Trump Will Restore The Constitution

House Speaker Paul Ryan told 60 Minutes in an interview to air Sunday night that President-elect Donald Trump will restore the constitutional balance of power between Congress and the White House when 2016-12-04 15:14 3KB

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Three-and-Out: Bears rookie DL Jonathan Bullard gets benched

Thoughts and observations from the Bears' 26-6 win over the 49ers. 2016-12-04 19:04 2KB

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Obama Releases Guantanamo Terrorist To Island Paradise

The Obama administration has transferred a terrorist from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the island nation of Cabo Verde. The Pentagon announced Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, an al-Qaida 2016-12-04 18:06 3KB

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Apple confirms it is working on self-driving cars

Firm reveals secret project in statement to US highways regulator, two years after rumours of its interest began to circulate 2016-12-04 13:22 5KB

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Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

Hundreds of thousands are now stuck with dwindling food and water supplies 2016-12-04 17:07 4KB

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Apparent Death Of Pedals The Bear Motivates Anti-Hunting Protesters, But New Jersey Bear Hunters Unfazed

The apparent October death of Pedals the Bear, a bipedal bear who gained nationwide popularity for videos where he’d walk on his hind legs, is serving as the 2016-12-04 13:37 2KB

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Mummers seek inclusive tone after insensitive displays - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports

Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be more respectful and inclusive following a string of... 2016-12-04 14:00 2KB

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Detroit Lions defense stifles prolific Saints offense in big 28-13 win

Forget just making the playoffs. At this rate, the Detroit Lions might get a first-round bye. 2016-12-04 18:34 3KB

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Jose Mourinho dismisses tax claims as sloppy Manchester United slip up again at Everton

DOMINIC KING: Jose Mourinho insists he has nothing to hide over his tax affairs as he left Goodison Park seething over two more squandered points. 2016-12-04 18:44 3KB

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Auburn vs. Oklahoma Sugar Bowl: Odds, Point Spread & Total

Big 12 champion Oklahoma meets SEC representative Auburn in the Allstate Sugar Bowl January 2. Here's the early betting line. 2016-12-04 18:01 2KB

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ExxonMobil CEO, retired admiral will meet with Trump about State: report

Tillerson’s name was floated as possible pick for Secretary of State last week. 2016-12-04 16:25 1KB

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Pence: Petraeus 'paid the price' for mishandling classified information

Pence called Petraeus an "American hero. " 2016-12-04 11:59 2KB

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Latest: Michigan elections chief testifies on recount

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling on the start of a hand recount of Michigan presidential election ballots (all times local): 6 p.m. Mich... 2016-12-04 19:02 2KB

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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after issuing visas for decade

Authorities in Ghana have closed a fake US embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the US State 2016-12-04 18:40 731Bytes

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Marvin Jones, DeAndre Levy out for Lions; Mark Ingram in for Saints

The Detroit Lions have scratched Jones for Sunday's showdown with the Saints in New Orleans. Linebacker DeAndre Levy also won't play, along with linebacker Tahir Whitehead, safety Don Carey, tackle Cornelius Lucas, offensive lineman Joe Dahl and quarterback Jake Rudock. 2016-12-04 12:45 2KB

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Man found dead in car with stack of parking tickets�on windshield

A Florida man was found dead Nov. 15 inside his SUV, which was parked just blocks away from the blocks Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Five parking tickets piled up on the vehicle's windshield over the course of four days before the man... 2016-12-04 14:45 918Bytes

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Alpine Skiing-World Cup Val d'Isere men's giant slalom results

Dec 4 (Gracenote) - Results from the World Cup Val d'Isere Men's Giant Slalom after run 2 on Sunday Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Mathieu Faivre (France) 1:11.63 1:... 2016-12-04 09:29 2KB

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Iraqi forces' fight for Mosul underway

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitaries prepare ammunition from their position in the village of Abu Shuwaihi, southwest of Mosul, before firing towards Islamic State group's jihadists in Tall Zalat, on December 3, 2016 during their ongoing operation to retake Mosul... 2016-12-04 14:57 1KB

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[Poll] Trump Announces Inflicting Tax Increases For Businesses: ‘Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake!’

President-elect Donald Trump has announced inflicting tax increases for business, but it’s not what you think. “Please be forewarned prior to making a very 2016-12-04 18:59 4KB

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Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts … Click to Continue »... 2016-12-04 16:19 837Bytes

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Tiger Tracker: Follow Woods' final round at Hero World Challenge

Woods has given every indication that as long as his back holds up, he’ll be one tough customer to deal with in 2017. 2016-12-04 14:14 1KB

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Roby's Pick 6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10

Bradley Roby returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, helping the Denver Broncos beat the mistake-prone Jacksonville Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gain ground in the AFC playoff picture. Roby picked off Blake Bortles' wobbler across the middle in the third quarter and went... 2016-12-04 18:39 1KB

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Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for... 2016-12-04 14:30 5KB

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Cincinnati Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville resigns

Amid speculation he could be fired, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville, who went 29-22 over four seasons with the Bearcats, stepped down on Sunday. 2016-12-04 12:40 2KB

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A drone under the Christmas tree? How to choose

Jefferson Graham compares two of the new drones priced around $500 with high-quality cameras. 2016-12-04 09:16 5KB

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UCF caps turnaround with Cure Bowl bid vs. Arkansas State

Arkansas State (7-5, Sun Belt) vs. Central Florida (6-6, AAC), Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. EST 2016-12-04 19:02 1KB

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Dylann Roof to judge: Let lawyers back on S. C. church death penalty case

The white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church asked a judge on Sunday if he could have his defense team back, at least temporarily. In a handwritten request, Dylann Roof asked U. S. District Judge Richard... 2016-12-04 18:24 954Bytes

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Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after m 2016-12-04 17:03 3KB

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Oakland fire survivor describes the horror as flames spread

Oakland fire survivor describes the horror as flames spread At first, Chris Nechodom wondered if the smoke that spread through the Ghost Ship converted warehouse was part of the electronic music act he was watching. “I noticed the smoke and thought, ‘Is that a fog machine?’... 2016-12-04 18:45 3KB

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Building permits, Dec. 4, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $35,000. P 2016-12-04 09:00 1KB

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Uzbekistan Election Trends Toward Mirziyoyev Victory

Today in Ukbekistan, elections were held to determine the country’s future leadership in the wake of the September 2 death of long-time Uzbek President Islam Karimov. Although the results of the election are not yet known, acting president Shavkat Mirziyoyev is heavily favored to win... 2016-12-04 13:35 945Bytes

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EU accuses China of wrecking 'green' goods deal

China has scuppered attempts by world trade heavyweights to eliminate or reduce tariffs on a list of environmentally friendly products, the European Union sa... 2016-12-04 12:55 2KB

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Matthew Stafford sets Lions record during sizzling first half

Stafford completed 13 straight passes during one sizzling stretch of the first half, setting a team record. Jon Kitna had held the mark with 12 straight during a 2006 game. 2016-12-04 15:38 1KB

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Britain may continue with some EU cooperation post-Brexit: Boris Johnson

Last week, Brexit minister David Davis said Britain could pay into the EU budget to get access to the bloc's single market of 500 million customers, easing fears that the government is heading for a "hard Brexit" involving a clean break with the bloc... 2016-12-04 13:32 872Bytes

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Euro skids as Italy votes "No" on reform, dollar in demand

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The euro slid in Asia on Monday after exit polls showed Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi clearly losing a constitut... 2016-12-04 18:36 3KB

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Priebus: Trump Is a 'Socratic Method,' 'Detail' Guy

Donald Trump's chief of staff said Sunday the president-elect is taking intelligence briefings about every day, praising his as a detail and Socratic method guy who asks a lot of questions and listens. 2016-12-04 12:48 1KB

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E. U. and China Stumble on Bicycle Imports, Environmental Products

After China "submitted impossible late demands at World Trade Organization talks" 2016-12-04 15:39 3KB

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Trump criticized for potential business interest conflicts

Norman Eisen, former special counsel and special assistant to President Obama says it’s not enough for Trump to step away from his businesses operationally and discusses his opinion of what Trump should be doing instead. 2016-12-04 13:47 884Bytes

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Detroit Pistons PG Reggie Jackson returns from injury, will play tonight

Sidelined Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson will play against the Orlando Magic (8-12) at the Palace tonight (6 p.m., FSD-Plus). 2016-12-04 13:34 2KB

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Iran issues threat over U. S. bill renewing sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani promised “prompt response” if U. S. sanctions are extended 2016-12-04 16:23 2KB

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California Leaders to Lame Duck Obama: Save Us from Trump!

California Democrats are appealing to the 'lame duck' Obama administration to protect its left-wing policies from Donald Trump. 2016-12-04 10:50 1KB

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Venezuela to Issue Bills in Larger Denominations in the Midst of Currency Meltdown

Venezuela said it would start issuing higher denominations of currency as the country faces triple-digit inflation and a currency meltdown that reduced the value of the country's largest note to 2 U. S. cents. 2016-12-04 17:40 2KB

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Amnesty says Fiji security forces use torture

Amnesty International has claimed Fiji's police, corrections officers and military use torture against people accused of crimes or in custody. In a report , Beating Justice: How Fiji's Security Forces Get Away with Torture, Amnesty... ... 2016-12-04 18:42 799Bytes

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‘American Honey’ Tops British Independent Film Awards

‘American Honey’ Tops British Independent Film Awards Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” wins the award for Best International Independent Film Andrea Arnold’s raucous travelogue “American Honey” has been named the best independent British film of 2016 at the British Independent Film Awards, which took place on Sunday night in London... 2016-12-04 17:57 7KB

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Leon Panetta on his "concerns" about Trump not getting daily intel briefings

Former defense secretary talks to "Face the Nation" about the president-elect, the importance of daily intelligence briefs, and Mitt Romney 2016-12-04 15:08 5KB

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Packers get back to.500, beat Texans 21-13

With snow falling at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers were back in their element. 2016-12-04 19:03 4KB

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Costa Del Sol resorts flooded as Spain suffers heavy downfall

A woman has died in Malaga after the worst rains for nearly 30 years swept through the resorts along the Costa del Sol overnight. A red weather warning was issued which has been downgraded. 2016-12-04 13:54 2KB

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Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mystery

A Frenchman whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 said Sunday that he was still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional cost of his loss. 2016-12-04 11:35 4KB

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Donald Trump Tweets About Taiwan: Should Trump Transition Team Staffers Take Away Tweeting Privileges From The Tweeter In Chief?

The ongoing Donald Trump tweets controversies have made it an open question whether Trump will ever be able to operate within the norms people expect from the 2016-12-04 19:06 4KB

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Private college presidents seeing boosts from deferred compensation

Deferred compensation used to keep private college presidents from stepping down contributed to pay increases averaging almost 9 percent for leaders in office two or more years, a new analysis finds. The Chronicle of Higher Education this evening released its latest annual look at what hundreds of private... 2016-12-04 19:03 5KB

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Chilean court rejects demand against Israeli judges

A Chilean court rejected lawsuits filed in the South American country against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier and the seizure of lands and the property on them from Palestinians. 2016-12-04 19:01 2KB

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NASA mission control room restoration remains in limbo

The most recent proposal to restore the room would cost about $3 million and require about 18 months of work 2016-12-04 17:43 3KB

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US gas prices hold steady despite production cut

The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that refiners have … Click to Continue »... 2016-12-04 16:19 758Bytes

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46 Claims Filed in 2 Months to Priest Abuse Victims Program

It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he'd been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn't take long to realize the priest wouldn't be held accountable in court. Though the church... 2016-12-04 15:34 6KB

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Yummy deals for National Cookie Day

Raise your glass of milk to National Cookie Day! 2016-12-04 14:48 1KB

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French Town Ordered to Remove Virgin Mary Statue From Public Park

A town in eastern France has been ordered to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary to comply with a national ban on religious symbols in public. 2016-12-04 13:24 1KB

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American Airlines Uniforms Causing Hives? Flight Attendants Reportedly Demand Recall Of New Uniforms

Reports claim that the new American Airlines uniforms are causing adverse reactions and health problems, leading to the union’s demand of a major recall. 2016-12-04 12:58 3KB

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U. S. Border Patrol agents grapple with sudden surge of Central American migrants

Migrants seeking shelter from violence in their countries are heading to the U. S./Mexico border in droves, NBC reports. 2016-12-04 11:48 5KB

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Imprisoned former CIA officer fights conviction over leak

Once an employee of the powerful CIA, Jeffrey Sterling now sits behind bars at a federal prison in Colorado. He bides his time by reading and writing and working at the facility's recreational center. Nearly two years after Sterling was found guilty of leaking government secrets... 2016-12-04 11:44 1KB

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Robby Mook: Hillary Clinton's 'deplorable' comment could have alienated voters

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook acknowledged the former secretary of state calling half of Donald Trump's supporters "deplorables" alienated voters, saying that's why the Democratic presidential nominee publicly expressed regret over the remarks so quickly thereafter. 2016-12-04 10:55 4KB

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Guns at zoos? Texas says no as it sorts out concealed carry laws

Texas has allowed licensed concealed handguns in public since 1995, but universities had been off limits until Abbott signed a law last year allowing concealed carry on public campuses 2016-12-04 05:11 3KB

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CARIBBEAT: After six years and 10,000 deaths, the UN apologizes for Haiti’s cholera and pledges support

It was a long time coming, but the United Nations last week made an official apology for the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti. 2016-12-04 05:00 11KB

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Dave Barry’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Dave Barry shares his 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Christmas presents include gag gifts like a cockroach pool float, Poop Like a Champion Cereal, and the Oktoberfist Drinking Glove. What will Santa Claus bring you? 2016-12-04 19:03 16KB

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Venezuela raising largest bank note from 100 bolivars to 20,000 amid inflation

The Central Bank of Venezuela said it will issue new higher-value currency to aid consumers who are dealing with unprecedented inflation. 2016-12-04 16:35 3KB

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Trevor Noah didn't "destroy" Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show. What he did was much better.

Noah took his own tactical advice on how to negotiate with Trump to interview Lahren — and it worked. 2016-12-04 13:00 6KB

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Indian, Afghan leaders urge end to terror support

Indian, Afghan leaders urge end to terror support Associated Press - 4 December 2016 07:43-05:00 News Topics: General news, Militant groups, War and unrest, Terrorism, Peace process, Diplomacy, International relations, Government and politics People, Places and... 2016-12-04 09:01 1KB

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Pres. Trump Could Blow Up These 5 EPA Regs

President-elect Donald Trump could eliminate these five Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations some studies have labelled as "job-killers" that do little for the environment. Under Pres 2016-12-04 14:12 6KB

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U. S. Army: DAPL Lake Oahe Easement Rejection To Halt Project [Breaking]

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has issued a statement with regard to the continuing impasse between the tribe and Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind 2016-12-04 18:12 2KB

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Syria: Thousands of Aleppo's displaced pack market shelter

JIBREEN, Syria (AP) — Azza Haj Hussein held out for four years in war-ravaged eastern Aleppo, moving from one bombed-out home to another and surviving mostly on bread, crushed wheat and rice for four months under a suffocating government siege. ... 2016-12-04 07:44 859Bytes

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Two weeks after scary injury, Bears OLB Leonard Floyd active

Leonard Floyd will return Sunday from a scary concussion suffered two weeks ago. 2016-12-04 12:35 1KB

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A Look At Most Shorted Italian Stocks

Italian Shorted Stocks 2016-12-04 12:14 514Bytes

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Man dies after glider collides with another light aircraft

A man has died after a glider crashed into a field following a mid-air collision with another light aircraft. Leicestershire Police have launched a joint inv... 2016-12-04 16:36 1KB

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Down, sport! Man fights kangaroo to save dog’s life — RT Viral

Remarkable footage has emerged of a man going toe-to-toe with a kangaroo who has his pet dog Max trapped in a headlock. 2016-12-04 15:03 2KB

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5 things we learned from this weekend's Premier League games

The title-race heat went up a notch as Chelsea made their mark, Arsenal continued to put the pressure on the leaders and Liverpool imploded at Bournemouth. 2016-12-04 14:16 5KB

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Red-hot Madrid celebrates ’win’ over Barcelona at Camp Nou

MADRID — Things couldn’t be going much better for Real Madrid. Even the draws are feeling like victories. Madrid was celebrating Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou, which 2016-12-05 00:00 3KB

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‘We want to have our fair share’: New PQ leader vows to work ‘within the system’ to defend Quebec’s interests

Canadians would be wise to take notice of the new PQ leader. Jean-François Lisée is a pragmatic and wily politician whom Quebec's premier calls 'the daily tactician' 2016-12-04 18:02 5KB

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BYU will face Wyoming in Poinsettia Bowl

PROVO, Utah -- While the BYU Cougars already knew they were heading to Poinsettia Bowl, Sunday they learned they will face the Wyoming Cowboys. BYU, 8-4, and Wyoming, 8-5, will meet December 21 at Qualcomm Stadium in the 2016... 2016-12-04 17:33 1KB

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EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Europe's trade negotiator blamed China on Sunday for scuppering a global environmental trade deal by submitting imposs... 2016-12-04 13:08 3KB

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Phiyega mum for now on ‘unfit’ report

Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has declined to publicly comment on reports that she has been found unfit to hold office, her legal counsel said. 2016-12-04 09:49 2KB

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Trump's tax plan could be bad news for the housing market, charitable giving, and local governments

Trump's treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, says the administration is will embark on the 'largest tax change since Reagan' - but it may come at an expense. 2016-12-04 08:43 10KB

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Deutsche Bank: Italian Referendum May Leave Investors Scratching Their Heads

Italian referendum vote is likely to generate volatility regardless of outcome, and even if a "yes" vote prevails bank bailouts aren't 2016-12-04 07:45 4KB

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Sun Belt’s Troy, MAC’s Ohio meet in Dollar General Bowl

Troy (9-3, Sun Belt) vs Ohio (8-5, Mid-American), Dec. 23, 8 p.m. EST LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama. TOP PLAYERS Troy: RB Jordan Chunn, 1,232 yards, 13 touchdowns; 29 catches. Ohio: LB Blair Brown, 116 tackles, 13.5… 2016-12-04 16:35 1KB

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Bundesliga summaries

Dec 4 (Gracenote) - Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Sunday Sunday, December 4 FC Augsburg 1 Ji Dong-Won 34 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Branimir Hrgota 11... 2016-12-04 14:21 1KB

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China’s capital on high alert for smog again

Beijing and parts of northern China endure air pollution and fog amid rise in temperatures, with flights grounded and outdoor activities cut back 2016-12-04 10:31 3KB

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Casino promotions: Dec. 4-10

Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers... 2016-12-04 06:00 15KB

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League Of Legends Scam Back For The Holiday Season

Most every online game has its fair share of scammer, phishers, etc., and one of the better League of Legends scams is back for another holiday season. 2016-12-04 18:49 1KB

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It's Modfather Christmas! Vespa-riding Santas in Zurich are among dozens of red-suited lookalikes getting into the festive spirit around the world

Santa Clauses have appeared in events across the world today both on sea and land to raise money for charities. 2016-12-04 18:18 3KB

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Red Wings meet, try to remedy their woes

After achieving a 3-1 lead in Pittsburgh, the Wings yielded four goals in third period. 2016-12-04 17:48 3KB

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Small Banks Have Rallied Since Election Day

But further growth will have to wait on firm policies from Trump. 2016-12-04 15:35 4KB

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City dispatches 210 snow plows as city's first snow falls

The city dispatched more than 200 snow plows Sunday morning as the winter's first measurable snow of the season began to fall. 2016-12-04 13:56 1KB

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Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool - PLAYER RATINGS: Ryan Fraser inspires hosts' comeback as Loris Karius has shocker

Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake's stoppage-time goal secured Bournemouth their first-ever win over Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's side capitulated to lose ground on the Blues in the title race. 2016-12-04 13:35 4KB

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Detroit Red Wings' Frans Nielsen feeling at home as he faces old team

Nielsen has six points his last five games headed ito Islanders game 2016-12-04 13:21 2KB

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MP calls for inquiry into José Mourinho tax avoidance allegations

Meg Hillier says close examination is warranted over claims that tax officials may have been misled by Manchester United manager’s advisers 2016-12-04 13:20 4KB

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AC Milan 2-1 Crotone: Gianluca Lapadula goal spares M'Baye Niang's penalty blushes

AC Milan needed a late goal from Gianluca Lapadula to beat bottom club Crotone 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday after Diego Falcinelli gave the struggling side a shock first-half lead. 2016-12-04 11:59 2KB

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How New Zealand won Christmas: 5 brilliant stories this week

In the spirit of the season, a huge gift exchange and a very special Santa make this week's list. 2016-12-04 09:53 882Bytes

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Aleppo gain no victory for Assad, Putin: British FM

The Syrian regime's advances in war-torn east Aleppo do not represent a 2016-12-04 08:40 2KB

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Iran's president submits proposed budget to parliament

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $83 billion budget bill to parliament for the next fiscal year, beginning in March. ... 2016-12-04 07:44 716Bytes

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Top gifts for the music lover in your life

From cool music tech products to tour merchandise, these are what to gift the ultimate music lover. 2016-12-04 06:00 1KB

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Iran’s Supreme Court confirms death sentence of billionaire businessman Babak Zanjani

Well-known tycoon Babak Zanjani linked to shady oil sales during the controversial rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 2016-12-04 19:19 3KB

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Teen used app to share plan for grandfather's hatchet death

A North Carolina teenager charged with killing his grandfather with a hatchet discussed the crime in advance with a still-unidentified person on a cellphone messaging app, law enforcement authorities said... 2016-12-04 18:43 765Bytes

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Thousands gather at leftist opposition rally in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) " Thousands of people have attended an opposition rally in the Macedonian capital of Skopje to support the leftist main opposition candidate in the country's Dec. 11 election. Zoran Zaev, 42, leader of the... ... 2016-12-04 18:42 814Bytes

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Meeting To Choose Successor Fuels Speculation ISIS Supreme Leader Dead

Excerpted From The Jerusalem Post: All senior leaders of Islamic State (ISIS) reportedly must gather in Iraq in order to choose a potential successor for the organization's current leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A Syrian human… 2016-12-05 01:06 1KB

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How the Irula Snake-Catchers' Cooperative of Chennai has revolutionised the treatment of snake-bites and saved countless lives in India

Since it began in the 1970s, the Irula Snake-Catchers' Cooperative on the outskirts of the southern city of Chennai has revolutionised the treatment of snake-bites in India. 2016-12-04 18:30 5KB

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The Latest: Raiders trail Bills 10-9 at halftime at Coliseum

By The Associated Press The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern): 2016-12-04 18:02 11KB

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Kelly Clarkson's Daughter Looks Cute at Her First Christmas Parade

Kelly Clarkson’s daughter, River Rose, looked adorable attending her first Christmas parade in a photo the singer shared with fans via Instagram on Saturday, December 3 — read more 2016-12-04 17:30 2KB

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Andy Cohen Won't Avoid Taylor Swift After Met Gala Run-In

Andy Cohen said at the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' season 7 premiere party that he won't avoid Taylor Swift after their awkward Met Gala 2016 afterparty run-in — details 2016-12-04 17:07 2KB

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Islamic State leader killed in North Caucasus region, Russian security says

The leader of a branch of the Islamic State operating in the North Caucasus was killed, Russia security officials said Sunday. 2016-12-04 16:50 2KB

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Francois Hollande Leaves Successor to Fix French Economy

Voter frustration could benefit anti-immigrant National Front leader Marine Le Pen. 2016-12-04 16:41 4KB

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Data Sheet—Sunday, December 4, 2016

Product Hunt's happy ending. 2016-12-04 16:41 2KB

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Theresa May: Gulf states' human rights record shouldn't stop stronger trade

The controversial human rights record of Gulf states should not be a bar to increased post-Brexit trade with them, Theresa May has said ahead of a high-profi... 2016-12-04 16:36 2KB

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Woman charged after video showing cat thrown from 3rd floor

A New Jersey woman has been charged with animal cruelty after someone posted a video of her throwing a cat out of a third-story window on social media. Newark Public … Click to Continue »... 2016-12-04 16:19 730Bytes

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Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects

The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected and might not live up to lofty marketing claims, according to an investigation by a news organization. 2016-12-04 15:08 5KB

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Zakaria: 'Working-Class Whites' Vote On Emotion, Not Policy

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign did not fail as a result of its subscription to unpopular left-wing policies, said left-wing CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday’s GPS. As is his custom, his introductory monologue was a reading of his weekly column at left-wing news outlet The Washington Post. 2016-12-04 14:48 2KB

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Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their... 2016-12-04 14:47 823Bytes

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Los Angeles Film Critics 2016 Awards: Updating Live

Los Angeles Film Critics 2016 Awards: Mahershala Ali is named best supporting actor for “Moonlight,” while Lily Gladstone wins supporting actress for “Certain Women” Mahershala Ali from “Moonlight” and Lily Gladstone from “Certain Women” have been named the best supporting actor and actress of 2016 by the Los... 2016-12-04 14:42 4KB

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Hoax leads hundreds who served time in crowded jail to sue

About 1,800 people who have been spent time in a crowded New Jersey jail have inundated federal court officials with lawsuits after an apparent hoax led them to believe money... 2016-12-04 14:40 691Bytes

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How the state of California convinced Yamaha of America to stay

Yamaha Corp. of America, the Buena Park subsidiary of the giant Japanese musical instrument and audiovisual equipment maker, agreed to remain in California, rather than move to Texas or Tennessee, after the state granted it a $3 million tax break last month. 2016-12-04 14:17 7KB

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There’s snow in at least one part of North Carolina

AVERY COUNTY, N. C. – At least one part of North Carolina saw snow on Sunday. Snow was on the ground in Avery County on the western side of the state, according to an image shared on WSOC’s Twitter page. The Beech Mountain Resort’s... 2016-12-04 14:07 1KB

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Controversy As Israel Buys Submarines From Company Partially Owned By Iran

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel was embroiled in fresh controversy on Sunday over its purchase of submarines from German company ThyssenKrupp after reports that the country's arch-enemy Iran holds a stake in the firm. The attorney… 2016-12-04 20:22 2KB

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Deadly Police Chase Prompts Debate Over Tire-Slashing Device

A police chase that killed three people has Pennsylvania officials debating the use of tire-slashing devices to prevent suspects from fleeing during traffic stops. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. wants to buy the $140 devices so officers can use them to flatten a tire... 2016-12-04 13:37 1KB

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German opposition Left Party chooses duo for election drive

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's opposition Left Party has chosen its two parliamentary leaders to head its campaign for next year's election, a combination that reflects its divisions amid questions over whether it's ready to consider entering a national government. ... 2016-12-04 13:35 842Bytes

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Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Glams Up Indie Box Office

Open in five theaters, Fox Searchlight’s biopic “Jackie” posted the strongest per screen average of the weekend by far with $55,000, for an estimated total of $275,000. [...] Read: 'Moana' Rides to Top of Box... 2016-12-04 13:31 2KB

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Kylie Jenner shows off her figure in a peekaboo swimsuit on Instagram

With a wintry wind blowing, the sun-kissed residents of Los Angeles have raided their wardrobes in search of long neglected sweaters. 2016-12-04 13:16 3KB

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Botched balloting keeps tiny Kansas town from dissolving

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people, and its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric... 2016-12-04 13:09 4KB

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Relations between US and UN strained over Afghanistan war reports

US military is increasingly trying to control public information about conflict, nearly leading to ban on UN staff from Kabul base 2016-12-04 12:42 5KB

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The end of the world: How NASA and FEMA will deal with a killer asteroid

In the NASA plan to deal with a killer asteroid destroying the world, the first people to learn about it likely find out via text message. Seriously. 2016-12-04 12:42 6KB

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Bears’ Eddie Royal Inactive Against 49ers

Royal didn't practice in the week leading up to Sunday's game. 2016-12-04 12:32 1KB

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Greece must reform or leave eurozone, says German minister

Wolfgang Schäuble rules out debt relief for Greece before meeting of eurozone’s finance ministers 2016-12-04 12:29 4KB

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Clinton campaign manager: FBI director's letter to Congress cost her the election

Robby Mook blamed Hillary Clinton’s loss primarily on the letters from FBI Director James Comey regarding her secret email server. 2016-12-04 11:57 3KB

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Several suspects rob pizza delivery driver in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N. C. – Six suspects robbed a pizza delivery driver of money and food early Sunday morning in Greensboro, according to police. Greensboro police said in a press release that officers were called to the incident in the 2400 block of Phillips Avenue shortly... 2016-12-04 11:40 1KB

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Schmaltz demoted as Blackhawks add Johansson

The Blackhawks needed space for a backup goalie. For the time being, it will cost a former first-round pick time in the NHL. 2016-12-04 11:24 1KB

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Country legend Dolly Parton announces fund for Tennessee wildfire victims

The singer has pledged $1,000 a month for families affected. 2016-12-04 11:13 2KB

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From teenage science project to Nasdaq

The gig: Andrew Ritter, the 34-year-old founder of Ritter Pharmaceuticals in Los Angeles, created the original form of the firm’s lead experimental drug by testing it on himself when he was in eighth grade. 2016-12-04 11:00 2KB

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Wu Chi-wai becomes new chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party

New chief pledges ‘all means and reasonable procedure’ to stop a second term for Leung Chun-ying, who he says has ‘torn the city apart’ 2016-12-04 10:43 3KB

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US Health Care Tab Hits $3.2 Trillion; Fastest Growth in 8 Years

The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday. The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending... 2016-12-04 09:38 5KB

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Indian-origin student sues Oxford University for 'boring' teaching

LONDON: An Indian-origin student has sued Oxford University for "boring" teaching which allegedly resulted in him getting a second class degree and in turn led to loss of earnings in his career as a lawyer. Faiz Siddiqui studied modern history at Brasenose College at the... 2016-12-04 08:24 903Bytes

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Why Trump needs James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

When President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense , what seemed to delight him most was the retired general’s Iraq war nickname: “Mad Dog.” 2016-12-04 08:00 7KB

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US Supreme Court to draw lines on NC gerrymandering case

In a case that could have wide-ranging ramifications for drawing legislative districts of all sorts, the U. S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday over whether lawmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing North Carolina's congressional maps more than six years ago. 2016-12-04 07:00 11KB

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Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas' long-dominant Fatah movement has concluded a special conference by cementing the rule of the longtime leader and shutting out his key rival. ... 2016-12-04 06:36 723Bytes

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Fraser Forster apologises for costly error

Fraser Forster has apologised to his Southampton team-mates after his error led to Crystal Palace's opening goal in their 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park on Saturday. 2016-12-04 06:16 3KB

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Bednest crib bassinet blamed for the death of seven-week-old baby Grace Roseman on sale in Australia

A coroner found that Grace Roseman died in April 2015 when her throat was crushed on the side of her Bednest cot. The cot has been recalled in the USA and Canada, but not in Australia or the UK. 2016-12-04 19:02 5KB

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The Rams have not converted once on third down

Update on 'Live updates: Patriots lead the Rams, 23-3, in the fourth quarter' 2016-12-04 16:25 1KB

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Turkish tenders in lira, Erdogan says in attempt to boost currency

ISTANBUL, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Turkey is taking steps towards launching state tenders in the lira currency, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the governm... 2016-12-04 14:32 1KB

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PHOTOS: ISIS Executes ‘American-Vetted’ Resistance Fighter

In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, an ISIS militant executes Abdul Karim al-Hayik, allegedly one of the American-vetted "sahwat" members. The photo report was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 4 from "Wilayat Dimashq,"... 2016-12-04 10:33 1KB

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Those moments when God speaks to you Contact WND

Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1897-1920) credited his substantial mathematical capabilities to divinity: “An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God.” Profound x infinity! I do believe in some manner Ramanujan was correct, about intellect being a gift... 2016-12-04 17:43 1KB

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WWE News: WWE Superstar John Cena Will Be Very Limited In 2017, Only Wrestling For Half The Year

WWE Superstar John Cena is clearly the top guy in WWE, regardless of a title not being held, so it will be interesting to see how WWE reacts if they cannot have 2016-12-04 12:50 3KB

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La Liga top scorers

Dec 4 (Gracenote) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Sunday 10 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 9 Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Luis Suarez (B... 2016-12-04 08:53 1KB

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Race is on! Thousands run for border before Trump sworn in Contact WND

People from around the world are making a run for border – the U. S. border – and many see it as an eleventh-hour effort to gain permanent asylum in America before the doors close, or at least get significantly tightened up, under the forthcoming... 2016-12-04 18:53 7KB

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Brandin Cooks more involved in offense; Sean Payton calls trade report 'garbage'

Drew Brees targeted Cooks a team-high nine times for seven catches and 73 yards. 2016-12-04 18:17 3KB

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Marouane Fellaini gets the Twitter treatment after Manchester United midfielder's howler gifts Everton late equaliser

Players always look to make an impact from the bench, but Marouane Fellaini's late cameo at Goodison Park was one to forget as his clumsy tackle on Idrissa Gueye gifted Everton a late penalty. 2016-12-04 16:04 1KB

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Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation Former U. S. astronaut Buzz Ald... 2016-12-04 16:58 1KB

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Brexit debate is playing out like a post-match interview

Losing side claims opponent’s lies robbed them of victory, but ignore Treasury’s blatant scare tactics in the run-up to the referendum 2016-12-04 09:05 7KB

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Eddie Jones makes England aces believe they are ready for the world after memorable 2016 campaign

MARTIN SAMUEL: After his side's win against Australia, Eddie Jones considered the question. His hopes for 2017? ‘Nah, mate,’ he decided. ‘I don’t have hopes. Hope’s a bad word.' 2016-12-04 18:34 6KB

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Hamburg beat Darmstadt to secure first league win of the season and move off foot of the Bundesliga table

Hamburg celebrated their first win of the season on Sunday to move off the bottom of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 victory in Darmstadt thanks to goals from Michael Gregoritsch and Matthias Ostrzolek. 2016-12-04 16:02 2KB

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is becoming the master of 90th minute goals

Goal scoring defenders are a rare commodity. Players with a knack of popping up with late strikes are highly valuable. Footballers who net in big games get their names in the history books. 2016-12-04 11:30 2KB

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Mark Selby holds off a Ronnie O'Sullivan fightback to win the UK Championship title with a 10-7 victory

World No 1 Mark Selby showed his fierce rival Ronnie O'Sullivan he is the current boss of the baize by beating the Rocket 10-7 and claim a second UK crown at York’s Barbican Centre. 2016-12-04 19:03 3KB

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2016 Best Smartphones – iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, Pixel And More

2016 Best Smartphones - also although Cyber Monday is over Amazon is having some killer sales on some of the phones below. 2016-12-04 16:35 2KB

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Woman, 36, dies after being pulled from the sea off Polzeath beach in Cornwall

A holidaymaker, 36, has died after being recovered from the sea off the coast of Cornwall. Her body was discovered after a search operation was launched when she was reported missing (stock photo). 2016-12-04 16:27 1KB

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Louisa Johnson keeps it cool in icy blue PVC skirt and tiny crop top at the second night of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball

She wowed the audience at Capital FM's highly-anticipated Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 on Saturday night as she pranced around the stage in a variety of bubblegum pink ensembles. 2016-12-04 16:03 6KB

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New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. A prolonged downturn in oil and... 2016-12-04 15:39 1KB

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This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

Two agents from U. S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September 2016-12-04 14:27 790Bytes

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Newcastle 38-32 Harlequins: Falcons run in six tries as Dean Richards' side secure back-to-back victories

Seven years on from the Bloodgate affair at Harlequins that left Dean Richards out in the rugby wilderness for three seasons, the Newcastle boss enjoyed a bonus victory in a try-fest. 2016-12-04 13:41 4KB

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Man Wanted For Lenox Hill Robbery

Police say the man followed a 54-year-old female inside of her residence located in the vicinity of East 67th Street, where he demanded her bag before punching her in the face and body. 2016-12-04 12:22 1KB

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More campus ‘ICAC ambassadors’ recruited to step up moral education for Hong Kong students

Agency says integrity-building exercises in universities will equip youth with better awareness of corruption risks in society 2016-12-04 12:18 3KB

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About to take Social Security? Read this first

Your full retirement age is somewhere between 66 and 67 -- and your benefit will be reduced if you retire before. 2016-12-04 11:49 5KB

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Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal forced to apologise after he was caught swearing at Barcelona fans in El Clasico

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been forced to issue an apology after he was pictured swearing at Barcelona supporters in El Classico on Saturday. 2016-12-04 11:18 2KB

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Roma fans stay away from derby to protest security barriers

ROME (AP) — Roma's most ardent supporters have stayed away from the derby match against Lazio in protest at barriers introduced at the start of last season i... 2016-12-04 11:12 1KB

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Alex Nation explains why she did a family photoshoot with son Elijah and Richie Strahan

The Bachelor's Alex Nation has revealed the real reason she decided to do a photoshoot with her five-year-old son Elijah and beau Richie Strahan. 2016-12-04 09:37 2KB

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Why won't my citrus tree produce fruit?

QUESTION: In Metairie, I have a grapefruit tree that produces wonderful fruit every year. I have grown lots of little trees from the seeds I've gotten out of the fruit of that tree. I planted the seedling trees in Covington... 2016-12-04 09:00 2KB

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Guest Commentary: This bill kills tax hikes

By AUSTIN BERG No one spends your money like you do. Of course, Illinoisans ar 2016-12-04 09:00 4KB

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Ukip leader says his party is committed to keeping the NHS in public hands – video

Ukip’s newly elected leader Paul Nuttall comes under fire over previous calls for the health service to be privatised 2016-12-04 08:58 1KB

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After 'Nawaz-Trump' phone call, Pakistan PM keen to attend Donald Trump's oath taking ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is keen to meet Donald Trump, may visit Washington next month for the oath taking ceremony of the US President- elect, media reports said on Sunday. Speculation about the visit comes after telephonic conversation between Sharif and... 2016-12-04 08:38 966Bytes

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Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a "genocide" of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to…... 2016-12-04 07:44 824Bytes

Crucible King Stephen Hendry questions the calibre of young guns chasing world championship record

The seven-time Crucible king claimed his first crown in Sheffield at the age of just 21 back in 1990. The 17-day marathon has seen only Shaun Murphy and John Higgins at 22 get close to Hendry’s mark. 2016-12-04 19:06 2KB

Market bears smell blood as China scrambles to plug capital outflows

By Vidya Ranganathan and Jennifer Ablan SINGAPORE/NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - China's increasingly aggressive measures to clampdown on capital outflows will... 2016-12-04 19:05 6KB

Euro zone seeks compromise on Greek debt ahead of IMF deadline

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers hope to reach a compromise on Greek reforms on Monday in a final bid to get In... 2016-12-04 19:05 3KB

Thanks for the memory cards: North Koreans return home from China

By Sue-Lin Wong DANDONG, China, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Tiny memory cards and fluffy teddy bears are among the most popular items for North Koreans shopping in Dan... 2016-12-04 19:05 4KB

On the couch with Janet Ellis: Help! Two months ago I had a knee replacement but now my daughter won't stop meddling

Novelist, grandmother of four and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, 60, answers your questions. This week a woman's daughter will not stop meddling. 2016-12-04 19:05 3KB

As new figures show one in six women born in 1970 don't have a family, KATE SPICER explains the real reason she ended up one of the childless generation

One women in six born in 1970 doesn’t have children, according to the Office for National Statistics. Not since the Twenties have figures been this high. 2016-12-04 19:05 8KB

'Will he burn out?' Concerns raised that Steve Irwin's 13-year-old son Robert could be taking on 'too much, too soon' in bid to follow in famous father's footsteps

Robert Irwin is one of the most high profile teenagers in Australia. New Idea magazine alleged that the budding photographer is being groomed to become 'the new face' of his family. 2016-12-04 19:03 2KB

Owen Farrell is a relentless competitor, but Dan Cole lacked consistency at the scrum: How England rated his autumn

England signed off on a stellar year with their 14th consecutive Test victory thanks to a 37-21 triumph over Australia at Twickenham. Sportsmail's NIK SIMON runs the rule over the Red Rose squad. 2016-12-04 19:02 4KB

Forcing the mind to wander while the bad Bears, bad 49ers play

RICK MORRISSEY: At least the snow was fun! 2016-12-04 19:02 5KB

No. 2 Wildcats, No. 9 Bears set to gain from top-10 turmoil

The top of the AP Top 25 looks set for a major shuffle, from a new No. 1 to another team that could make a big jump for the second straight week. 2016-12-04 19:02 5KB

No. 2 UConn wins 82nd straight, beats No. 14 Texas 72-54

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 24 points and No. 2 UConn won its 82nd consecutive game with a 72-54 victory over No. 14 Texas on Sunday in the annual Jimmy V Classic. Kia… 2016-12-04 19:01 1KB

Delia's Classic Christmas: Festive delights for a Boxing Day buffet from Britain's favourite cook

Delia Smith shares some of her best-loved classics for festive entertaining. 2016-12-04 19:00 13KB

Score! At many colleges, football coaches earn the fattest paychecks

As Baylor's president and chancellor, Ken Starr took home a sweet paycheck in 2014. He earned $896,000, including a $175,000 performance bonus. But... 2016-12-04 19:00 3KB

Victoria Police to recruit more officers to attack crime rate as Fagin's Law to be introduced

Around 180 youths are responsible for almost one in four crimes in Victoria, including violent carjackings, armed robberies and home invasions, new statistics revealed (stock image). 2016-12-04 18:59 3KB

Matthew Newton's friends speculate the troubled star may be expecting his first child with fiancée Catherine Schneiderman

According to Woman's Day magazine, Bert and Patti Newton are now facing more heartbreak after rumours about their son Matthew's alleged baby news. 2016-12-04 18:58 4KB

Strictly fans pay tribute to eliminated Judge Rinder and claim 'the fun has sizzled out' now that he and Ed Balls have gone

Fan favourite Judge Rinder's elimination from Strictly didn't seem to sit well with the viewers at home on Sunday night. 2016-12-04 18:57 5KB

Kelly Ripa Co-Host Search: Just A Ratings Ruse? ‘Live’ Gimmick Exposed

Is Kelly Ripa’s continued co-host search on ‘Live with Kelly’ simply a ratings gimmick? 2016-12-04 18:57 1KB

All hail the Greynaissance! What's the real story behind THAT Pirelli calendar of mature stars? Finally the fashion world has woken up to the £6.7bn spending power of the older woman...

This year’s ‘pin ups’ include septuagenarians in the form of Dame Helen Mirren and Charlotte Rampling, but also the beautiful but definitely middle-aged Julianne Moore, 56. 2016-12-04 18:57 10KB

Adama Traore was compared to Lionel Messi but Middlesbrough speed king is focused on improving end product

Middlesbrough speed king Adama Traore says his turn of foot means nothing without the end product of former Barcelona team-mates such as Lionel Messi. Traore faces Hull on Monday night. 2016-12-04 18:54 2KB

'Award-winning' Indian cannabis turns Malana into top 'stoner destination' despite being a tiny and remote village nestled HIGH in the Himalayas

For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas, now its aromatic 'Malana Cream' hash has earned legendary status. 2016-12-04 18:51 7KB

Former live-in caregiver jailed for exploiting migrants who wanted to follow in her footsteps to Canada

Eliza Lazaro forged paperwork to create make-believe employers for upfront fees that allowed the women and one man to obtain visas to Canada 2016-12-04 18:51 5KB

Now for Italexit! Europe battered by another anti-establishment revolt as polls predict landslide defeat for Italian PM Mateo Renzi in referendum campaign that could now gift power to populists committed to taking the country out of the euro

The vote could prompt an exit from the European Union and rejection would follow results in the Brexit referendum and the U. S. presidency race in citizens turning their back on the political status quo. 2016-12-04 18:50 4KB

Hatchimals, FurReal Friends Dragon, And Other 2016 Top Christmas Toys You’re Going to Have to Fight For

From Hatchimals to Shopkins the top Christmas toys of 2016 are quickly selling out in stores across the United States. 2016-12-04 18:50 3KB

Jets need to give Bryce Petty a real shot to prove he belongs with Gang Green

Bryce Petty isn't going to make any promises even though he'd love to tell you that there's no better man for the job than him. 2016-12-04 18:46 6KB

Human rights abusers who buy London homes could have assets seized

Backbench MPs propose amendment to criminal finances bill aimed at people who try to use the UK to conceal their wealth 2016-12-04 18:45 4KB

Yard House marks opening of its first location 20 years ago in Long Beach

The Long Beach restaurant that built a big part of its reputation on offering a vast selection of beers to diners is now almost as old as a customer who can drink legally. Yard House, now a 65-restaura 2016-12-04 18:44 4KB

Stunning breakthrough in Cheryl Grimmer abduction and murder

There is one man who will be terrified of the news that cold case detectives have made a stunning breakthrough in the Cheryl Grimmer abduction and suspected murder. For almost 47 years, the question of who abducted Cheryl has hung... ... 2016-12-04 18:42 817Bytes

Lexington police: Woman accused of identity theft

Lexington police say a woman has been arrested on charges that she allegedly used stolen identities to set up fake bank accounts. 2016-12-04 18:40 1KB

ISIS Prepares To Retreat To Its Desert Fortress

Islamic State leaders are preparing to retreat to their fortress in the desert border regions between Syria and Iraq pending the loss of the group's capital cities in both countries. U. S.-backed Op 2016-12-04 18:40 3KB

Your next adventure: Skip the chaos of Christmas shopping at home and head off on a city break to buy your gifts at one of these festive markets

Copenhagen’s Christmas Market in the twinkling Tivoli Gardens is a delight after dark. The best glogg (mulled wine) is said to be served in Hviids Vinstue, the city’s oldest wine bar. 2016-12-04 18:38 2KB

Gold, Frankenstein and myrrh: Kids tell Christmas story in viral video

A 3-minute video that a Kentucky church posted on Facebook last Christmas Eve has gone viral. The video, which features kids telling the Christmas story, had received nearly 24 million views and been shared more than 618,000 times on Facebook by Saturday night. 2016-12-04 18:37 2KB

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: Our 3-4-3 formation was inspired by Wales' Euro 2016 run

Stoke are the latest Premier League team to implement a 3-4-3 formation that Mark Hughes has revealed was inspired by Wales' run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. 2016-12-04 18:36 3KB

Why did the PFA fail to act sooner on claims of horrific child abuse?

Everybody, from the clubs to the FA to the media, needs to look at how this came to be secret for so long. Yet the Professional Footballers’ Association in particular have many questions to answer. 2016-12-04 18:35 12KB

Hong Kong CKI makes $5.4 bln bid for Australian energy Duet Group

SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong-listed Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd has made an A$7.3 billion ($5.44 billion) bid for Australian energy infras... 2016-12-04 18:30 1KB

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reminds England of diving heritage as he defends Dele Alli's Swansea tumble

KIERAN GILL AT WHITE HART LANE: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino reminded journalists that English footballers are no angels after Dele Alli appeared to dive to win a penalty vs Swansea. 2016-12-04 18:30 3KB

West Brom manager Tony Pulis to turn down splashing the cash in January despite dream run at The Hawthorns

The subject of a hefty personal bill failed to distract Tony Pulis from leading West Brom to a third win in four unbeaten games and he insists he will now be careful with the club's cash in January. 2016-12-04 18:30 3KB

Is it Too Late to Save the Two-State Solution?

In the spring of 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry declared that time was running out to find a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I believe the window for a two-state solution is shutting,” he said then. “I think we have some... 2016-12-04 18:24 924Bytes

Cindy Crawford, 50, posts snap of her very own Barbie... day after Amy Schumer is announced as lead role in film based on Mattel toy

The 50-year-old supermodel shared an Instagram snapshot on Saturday of her very own custom made Barbie doll dressed in a three-piece black and white checkered ensemble. 2016-12-04 18:21 3KB

Kapos: Pension pain not limited to Chicago

Of the 549 government entities under Cook County's umbrella, 130 have more retirees than they do paid employees. 2016-12-04 18:20 3KB

Saying good-bye to Ran Pekker, the legendary IAF combat pilot

Ran made his mark because he commanded in the toughest of times. 2016-12-04 18:20 5KB

Nice go three points clear on Ligue 1 summit after convincing win over Toulouse while Rennes move to fourth

LIGUE 1 ROUND-UP: Nice returned to the top of Ligue 1 after beating Toulouse 3-0 at home with goals coming from Alassane Plea, Younes Belhanda and Jean Seri making sure of a comfortable evening. 2016-12-04 18:19 2KB

Chris Brown's ex Karrueche Tran holds on to her bottom while strutting her stuff in a bikini on the beach

On Sunday the 28-year-old model flaunted her curves when walking on a beach in Miami. She has been in town to shoot her web series The Bay. She split from Brown two years ago. 2016-12-04 18:10 3KB

Australian government clamps down on welfare debt with 20,000 compliance interventions a day

The federal government is hoping to reclaim $4 billion in incorrectly paid welfare, issuing 20,000 debt notices worth $4.5 million a day. Most of the overpayments are a result of recipients not updating their details. 2016-12-04 18:10 2KB

'Real O'Neals' star likes the 'intoxicated characters' of Chicago

Noah Galvin plays a gay Evanston teenager in ABC’s “The Real 2016-12-04 18:01 1KB

Editorial: Dumping Obamacare without a better plan is cruel

Republicans have never once offered an alternative to Obamacare that didn’t dump more cost on consumers and cheapen the quality of coverage. 2016-12-04 18:00 5KB

Laura Washington: With all respect, it was a real reporter's show

At a time when TV appointment viewing is supposedly dead and underground, “With All Due Respect” was a can’t-miss-hot-date with the tube. 2016-12-04 18:00 3KB

Native ads generate clicks at up to 40 percent higher rate than other mobile ads

When it comes to clicking on mobile ads and spending money in mobile games, native ads come out on top. In fact, user-acquisition campaigns run by YouAppi's OneRun platform this year show that native ads generate clicks at a 30 percent to 40 percent higher... 2016-12-05 01:06 3KB

If you can bet on one thing in this world, bet on this: Gartman

Dennis Gartman explains why the rally in oil, and OPEC deal, will not last long. 2016-12-04 18:00 2KB

Analysis: Mental health suits await decision on combination

If Mississippi gets its way, a long-running case challenging the state’s mental health care for children could be rolled up with the more recent suit by the federal government over how the state provides mental health care for adults. 2016-12-04 18:00 4KB

Christmas Store teaches children lesson of giving

An annual holiday event in Yankton has celebrated its fifth year teaching children that it’s better to give than to receive. 2016-12-04 17:59 1KB

Myth 5.4: Negative Growth Rates Forever? Impossible!

As you peruse discounted cash flow valuations, it is striking how infrequently you see projections of negative growth into the future 2016-12-04 17:58 6KB

Levine: Four Or Five Teams Could Have Eye On Chris Sale

The Chris Sale auction began in earnest last July. The culmination of this process may end in a blockbuster deal. 2016-12-04 17:58 3KB

Gillibrand Calls For Federal Funding To Protect Religious Institutions, Nonprofits From Hate, Terror

Hate crimes are up, and U. S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N. Y.) is trying to have $5 million more added to an end-of-the-year federal funding bill. 2016-12-04 17:54 1KB

Lazio apologise for Lulic comments about Ruediger

MILAN, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Lazio have apologised for comments made by left back Senad Lulic after he said AS Roma defender Antonio Ruediger was selling socks a... 2016-12-04 17:51 2KB

West Virginia agency withdraws proposed water regulations

West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection has pulled back from legislative review several changes proposed for the state’s regulations to protect water quality. 2016-12-04 17:49 1KB

VIDEO: Annual Candlelight Ceremony signals Christmas at Disneyland

Nearly 600 voices gathered to sing Christmas Carols, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra in Town Square at Disneyland on Saturday night. 2016-12-04 17:45 4KB

Pilots sign deal ending El Al strike

Following 21 hours of nonstop negotiations, mediated by Histadrut labor federation chairman Avi Nissenkorn, Maimon signed a final agreement with the pilots’ representatives. 2016-12-04 17:44 6KB

Netanyahu seeks deal to save settlement homes in Amona

Netanyahu: We are working overtime to find solution. 2016-12-04 17:40 5KB

Trump's ultra-rich Cabinet could save big with tax law

A provision in federal tax code could give President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees a hefty financial break on anything they are forced to divest. 2016-12-04 17:31 2KB

Tesla-SolarCity Factory Stymied By Corruption

Tesla's merger with solar panel provider SolarCity is getting off to a rocky start as the merged company must now deal with corruption charges plaguing one of its solar panel facilities in New York. 2016-12-04 17:30 4KB

100 People Gather To Protest Non-Existent KKK Rally

More than a hundred people bussed into a Virginia town to counter-protest a non-existent Ku Klux Klan rally Saturday. When the anti-KKK protesters realized there would be no rally to protest, the 2016-12-04 17:30 2KB

Australia shares to open higher after U. S. jobs data while NZ falls

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Australian shares are likely to rise on Monday, after strong U. S jobs data further cemented a case for an interest rate hike this year, wit... 2016-12-04 17:28 1KB

Britain's coastal towns and nuclear power stations are at serious risk from TSUNAMIS caused by undersea landslides, scientists warn

New research has revealed how the British Isles have been hit by giant waves - including one 60ft high - at a much higher and intense frequency that previously believed. 2016-12-04 17:24 1KB

Bill Maher compares Trump to 'a toddler playing with a gun'

Bill Maher recently shared some colorful words about President-elect Donald Trump, reports the Huffington Post. 2016-12-04 17:22 1KB

UNH researchers one step closer in predicting vibrio outbreaks

Reports from state health departments in New England show that the annual number of reported human cases of vibriosis from eating oysters have increased in recent years. Researchers wanted to know why this is happening. 2016-12-04 17:10 6KB

Slippery roads reported following snowfall

CHAMPAIGN — Police and area public works crews report slippery roads throughout the area as a result of today’s snowfall. W 2016-12-04 17:10 949Bytes

Justice Dept. announces changes to halfway house system

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department plans to overhaul its system of halfway houses, where most federal prisoners spend the final months of their sent 2016-12-04 17:08 3KB

Is the connected home possible without a walled garden?

We live in a brilliant time when doors open without keys and coffee brews itself. Refrigerators come with sensors and cameras to track what’s inside your fridge. We’ll have an incredible 500 devices per home by 2022, according to Gartner. But with so many devices running... 2016-12-04 23:52 5KB

Eleven days of Christmas celebrated in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport

The annual Christmas Prelude, now in its 35th year, shifts into high gear. 2016-12-04 17:04 3KB

MTA slapped with suit for refusing to display ad highlighting how often transit workers are assaulted

The union representing transit workers slapped the MTA on Monday with a federal lawsuit for blocking bus and subway ads. 2016-12-04 17:03 3KB

What’s wrong with these shoulders? This art student flunked her assignment over them

Waverly Giles tweeted four photos on Nov. 29 — three of them featuring a bare-shouldered woman dabbed in swirls of colorful paint, and the fourth showing a grading rubric for a Foundations of the Humanities course featuring handwritten comments: “Did not meet criteria for assignment... 2016-12-04 17:00 3KB

Wakefield sign former Hull KR front-row Mitch Allgood on a 12-month deal

Wakefield have completed their second front-row signing in a little over 24 hours after Australian Mitch Allgood opted to link up with his former Hull KR boss Chris Chester at Belle Vue. 2016-12-04 16:54 1KB

Who Got Voted Off ‘X Factor UK’ Tonight?

Who got eliminated on X Factor UK tonight? Read on for the details on the most recent person voted off… 2016-12-04 16:52 2KB

Belotti agrees to 100 million euro escape clause at Torino

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italy forward Andrea Belotti has extended his contract with Torino until 2021 and agreed to a 100 million euro ($106 million) escape clau... 2016-12-04 16:45 1KB

Gavel falls on Judge Rinder's time in Strictly

Judge Rinder has shuffled out of Strictly Come Dancing after losing a dance off with sports presenter rival Ore Oduba. But the departing TV star said it was... 2016-12-04 16:37 2KB

NFL players show off their creative sides with custom cleats for charity

For one week only, the NFL allowed players to sport custom shoes for good causes, and players took advantage with some bold designs. 2016-12-04 16:37 1KB

Former ‘BBWLA’ Star Draya Michele Finally Shares Photos Of Jru, Gets Questioned About Orlando Scandrick Paternity

Draya Michele is finally letting fans get a glimpse of her infant son Jru after months of keeping him hidden. After a picture of the tiny tot was posted, Draya 2016-12-04 16:36 2KB

Racists target Minnesota's Mall of America after they employed their first ever black Father Christmas, Larry Jefferson

The decision by Minnesota's Mall of America to hire Larry Jefferson, its first-ever black Santa Claus, has resulted in an appalling racist backlash from users on the web. 2016-12-04 16:35 4KB

Controversial Kenyan railway plan divides conservationists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A controversial Chinese-designed railway that would go over a beloved protected wildlife park in Kenya's capital has divided conserv 2016-12-04 16:29 6KB

Laura Carmichael oozes glamour in sweeping scalloped gown... as Downton Abbey co-star MyAnna Buring wears striking bohemian dress at British Independent Film Awards

The actresses stunned in vastly different but no less extravagant ensembles as they marked their arrival outside Old Billingsgate Market in London. 2016-12-04 16:27 3KB

Boris Johnson denies Saudi bombing massacres in Yemen breach int'l law — RT UK

The UK government does not believe that Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen violates international law, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said, defending the UK’s arms sales to Riyadh and expressing support for the Arab kingdom. 2016-12-04 16:17 5KB

Starbucks CEO Steps Down To Focus On High-End Coffee, Shares Fall

Starbucks Corp co-founder Howard Schultz will step down as chief executive to focus on new high-end coffee shops, handing the top job to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson, a long-time technology... 2016-12-04 16:17 733Bytes

Young scores 20 as No. 1 Notre Dame routs Valparaiso 114-54

Freshman Jackie Young scored 20 points to lead six Notre Dame players in double figures as the top-ranked Fighting Irish routed Valparaiso 114-54 on Sunday. 2016-12-04 16:12 2KB

EastEnders legend June Brown 'offered £300k deal to play Dot Cotton on the soap for another year'

June Brown, who sees her contract come to an end next March, has reportedly been offered a £300,000 deal to extend her for another year. 2016-12-04 16:07 2KB

Rumored deal between Riot and BAMTech heralds gaming’s next gold rush

Last week saw rumors of a potential $200 million deal between Riot Games and MLB’s streaming subsidiary BAMTech. While still a rumor, if true, the deal would be a strong sign of the next great gold rush for game developers: direct viewer monetization. 2016-12-04 22:42 5KB

NFL players celebrate touchdowns with snow angels, but not all draw penalty flags

Randall Cobb and Rashard Robinson welcomed winter the only way they knew how. 2016-12-04 16:01 2KB

Three cheers to a Jazz & Spoken Word program, Alisa Lowder and John Fullinwider

1. To Dallas Public Library and Oak Cliff Cultural Center -- Three cheers to Ray Sablack (Dallas Public Library) and Gerardo Robles (Oak Cliff... 2016-12-04 16:00 2KB

Cary High grad will train as Marine pilot

United States Naval Academy midshipman 1st class Daniel A. Lowry was officially accepted into the Marine Pilot warfare community on Nov. 17. After graduation in May, he will receive his commission as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Once he completes The Basic School... 2016-12-04 15:58 1KB

NBA Rumors: Paul George To Celtics, Derrick Rose Staying With Knicks

Many pundits feel the Boston Celtics, with a surplus of young aspiring talent, are one superstar away from being considered a legit championship contender. And 2016-12-04 15:54 3KB

The days of the 'Bench Mob' are long gone for the Bulls in '16

The second unit is filled with first-round picks and high expectations, but far too often this season are a group searching for confidence. 2016-12-04 15:54 3KB

SEE IT: Country singer Granger Smith breaks ribs, punctures lung after falling off stage, resumes performing before hospital trip

Granger Smith was hospitalized after suffering a mid-concert fall off stage during a show in New Jersey. 2016-12-04 15:53 2KB

DepEd creates support unit to speed up delivery of services, fund use

The Department of Education (DepEd) is creating a new unit that will help address bottlenecks and financial management pressures that have prevented the agency from delivering basic education services to Filipinos especially in far-flung areas. 2016-12-05 00:00 3KB

Dawson's Creek star Michelle Williams cuddles up to James Van Der Beek

They came to fame side by side. And it looks as if Michelle Williams and James Van Der Beek are still bonded nearly 20 years after their hit TV series Dawson's Creek launched 2016-12-04 15:52 2KB

LÉ Samuel Beckett recovers three dead bodies while saving 269 during search and rescue operation

LÉ Samuel Beckett has recovered three dead bodies while rescuing 269 migrants off the coast of Tripoli. 2016-12-04 15:45 1KB

Unrelated overnight shootings kill 3 in Ohio's capital city

Police say unrelated shootings killed three people in Columbus and two other people were injured in two more shootings. 2016-12-04 15:44 1KB

Tickets to Huskies playoff semifinal game in Atlanta won't be cheap

Buying tickets to travel to Atlanta and watch the University of Washington Huskies play in the College Football playoff semifinal won't be a cheap venture. 2016-12-04 15:43 3KB

Terra Incognita: Keith Ellison’s speech was an Islamic-supremacist, chauvinist diatribe

The real story with Ellison is that, as with so many religious-nationalist Muslims in the West, his views dovetail much more logically with the extreme Right. 2016-12-04 15:40 11KB

France's Amundi likely winner in bid for UniCredit's Pioneer-sources

MILAN, Dec 4 (Reuters) - France's Amundi is the likely winner in the bidding race to buy UniCredit's asset manager Pioneer, beating a consortium led by Italy... 2016-12-04 15:40 2KB

What has been going Un? Kim Jong-un's wife spotted SEVEN MONTHS after disappearing from public view

After disappearing for more than seven months North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has been seen side by side with his wife Ri Sol Ju. 2016-12-04 15:38 3KB

Matos says URCC fight with Geisler was ‘fake’

You think that the URCC (Universal Reality Combat Championship) fight between indie actors Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos last June 245 was for real? Think again. Geisler, who recently figured 2016-12-05 00:00 2KB

Julian Edelman to help kick off annual toy drive in Boston

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will read to the public from his new children’s book to help kick off a holiday tree auction and toy drive in Boston. 2016-12-04 15:35 1KB

In 2016, Jim Kenney Reminded Us How Effective a Seasoned Politician Can Be

Philly's mayor — the ultimate insider in the Year of the Outsider — had quite a first year. But there are risks ahead. 2016-12-04 15:34 15KB

Another Year Of Financial Uncertainty Looms For Illinois

People and organizations relying on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty. 2016-12-04 15:29 3KB

The demanding life of an ancient tribe, one of Indonesia’s last links to its early inhabitants

The Mentawai traditions strongly resemble those of the original settlers who came 4,000 years ago, without Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim currents 2016-12-04 15:28 8KB

Kerry: 'Israel heading to a place of danger' over settlements

Kerry led an aggressive effort in 2013 and 2014 to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, but failed. 2016-12-04 15:28 4KB

How Trump’s Transportation Chief Could Help—or Hurt—Driverless Cars

Elaine Chao's record shows an allergy to regulation - but the industry needs at least some. 2016-12-04 15:27 4KB

11 Retail Stats That Will Blow You Away

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, many investors are closely watching the retail sector, which generates a huge portion of its annual revenue during the last quarter of the year. In a p 2016-12-04 15:23 6KB

Tips for choosing hardwood flooring

Considering installing new flooring in your home? Here are some of our smart tips that will save you loads of time and money! 2016-12-04 15:22 4KB

P4.76B in resources pooled for Brigada Eskwela

The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Sunday, it has generated P4.76 billion worth of resources from this year's Brigada Eskwela, a 31.5-percent jump from the figures recorded in 2015. It also reported that the annual cleanup and maintenance activity in... 2016-12-05 00:00 2KB

Satirical children’s book draws outrage

Are the images satire or bigotry? Could they be both? These questions are at the center of the controversy surrounding a book called "Bad Little Children's Books" -- a collection of mock children's book covers that parody hot-button topics like racism... 2016-12-04 15:17 5KB

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Wilmington dies of injuries

Wilmington police say a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the South Market Street Bridge has died. 2016-12-04 15:14 834Bytes

On the hunt for missing children

Local advocate for children's rights, Betty Ann Blaine, is expecting that her presence at the eighth Annual Global Missing Children's Network Conference will result in the forging of partnerships to aid in locating Jamaican children who have been missing for a long time. The Hear... 2016-12-04 15:12 1KB

The problem with Maryam Monsef's contempt for metrics

Monsef's 'math is hard' moment is an odd position for a cabinet minister in a proud science-friendly, evidence-based party to be taking Maryam Monsef Minister of Democratic Institutions stands in the House of Commons during question period on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa,... 2016-12-04 15:12 1KB

Job-sharing MPs could revolutionise politics

Letter: It would help to ensure that boundary changes do not lead to a reduction in female MPs and would help to increase the number of disabled MPs 2016-12-04 15:09 1KB

Close your own skills gap: Hire from within

Powered by their soldier recruiters and HR professionals, companies are fighting the talent wars on multiple fronts. 2016-12-04 22:42 5KB

Brad Pitt Losing War for Kids’ Custody? Angelina Jolie Battles On Her Own Terms

Brad Pitt may be losing the war with Angelina Jolie for joint custody of their kids. So how is the battle going? 2016-12-04 15:04 5KB

Close calls not a problem for young Wolfpack

Coach Mark Gottfried isn’t worried about N. C. State’s close calls in home games 2016-12-04 15:00 2KB

Hecs loan fees across the board could net $716m a year, report finds Hecs loan fees across the board could net $716m a year, report finds

Grattan Institute plan could be attractive for Coalition, which had to back down from charging real interest rates on student loans 2016-12-04 15:00 4KB

Production of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts in Windsor

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is touted as the auto-indsutry's first electric minivan. 2016-12-04 15:00 2KB

Pair of deported Hondurans came back and are accused of messing with a sea turtle

Two Hondurans who previously had been deported were recently arrested in South Florida and accused of “disturbing” a federally protected sea turtle, according to court records. 2016-12-04 14:59 2KB

Second community garden to be planted in Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge residents who want to grow their own vegetables but don’t have a yard will have another option next year. 2016-12-04 14:53 1KB

Nestle says it will cut sugar in its candies with new chemical formulation

The company is restructuring the sugar crystal to cut down on how much needs to be used in its chocolate products. 2016-12-04 14:52 2KB

PragerU: Are Regulations Causing Pain at the Pump?

Most Americans enjoy driving, but aren't aware of the fact that the government is confiscating revenue from them as they're doing so. Prager University's latest video explains that taxes and regulations are hidden in the price of gas that cause gas to be more expensive. 2016-12-04 14:45 1KB

Funds to help improve wastewater treatment plant

The City of Portland has been awarded $600,000 for wastewater treatment plant improvements 2016-12-04 14:42 1004Bytes

New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks

DURHAM, N. H. (AP) — For the past 25 years, researcher Stephen Jones has tried to understand the threat that bacteria may pose to oysters in New Hampshire’s Great Bay estuary. He often couldn’t get funding… 2016-12-04 14:42 4KB

Report: Stutzman 'campaign' trip featured family events

A family trip to California that Indiana congressman Marlin Stutzman paid for with campaign money included visits to Universal Studios and Capitol Records, lunch with a TV producer his wife admires and a VIP dining experience beside Ronald Reagan's airplane. Those were among details that emerged last... 2016-12-04 14:39 900Bytes

Schumer Urges United Airlines To Drop New Luggage Policy

The New York Democrat says United's Basic Economy fare option is too restrictive. 2016-12-04 14:38 1KB

Rhode Island lawmakers propose anti-panhandling crackdown

Now that a Rhode Island city’s anti-panhandling ordinance has been declared unconstitutional for violating free-speech rights, state lawmakers are looking for other ways to stop drivers from rolling down their windows to hand out money. 2016-12-04 14:34 4KB

Century of Clark County public records could go online

A century of public records could go online in Clark County. 2016-12-04 14:25 1KB

UW gets DOE funding for carbon capture and storage projects

The U. S. Energy Department has awarded nearly $2.4 million to the University of Wyoming for research into commercial carbon capture and storage projects in Wyoming. 2016-12-04 14:25 1KB

Company praised by Florida Gov. hasn't lived up to promises

A company Gov. Rick Scott was praising more than a year ago for creating jobs is now delinquent in its property taxes and has never met its hiring goals. 2016-12-04 14:23 1KB

Josh Brolin posts very risque photo of his wife's backside

Kathryn Boyd was wearing nothing but a black bra and matching undies as she stared out a window. She also had on a garter belt. The two wed earlier this year after a 2013 split from Diane Lane. 2016-12-04 14:20 1KB

Majority of Democrats Consider Israel A Burden On U. S.

TEL AVIV – A majority of Democrats believe Israel is a burden on the United States and has too much influence on American politics, according to a poll released by the Brookings Institution on Friday. 2016-12-04 14:13 2KB

Humans have been polluting rivers for 7,000 years

Human -caused environmental pollution is usually associated with the start of the modern Industrial era, but researchers looking for evidence of when humans first began using metal tools may have found the world's first polluted river. 2016-12-04 14:10 7KB

The Guardian view on aid for Nigeria: return corrupt cash to the poor

Editorial: Boko Haram’s attempt to create a caliphate in Africa has been a disaster. Millions of displaced people need food, medicine and help – which could be funded by the cash UK police have seized 2016-12-04 14:08 4KB

‘Savings for every child’ plan moves forward

Knesset expected to approve program for January start. 2016-12-04 14:08 3KB

Former England midfielder Carlton Palmer on 'the road to recovery' after life-saving five hour heart operation

The former England international, who earned 18 caps in the 1990s, tweeted from his hospital bedside to thank his well-wishers after medics had performed the surgery through his groin. 2016-12-04 14:03 2KB

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Anticipated For An August 2017 Release Date, Rumored Specs and Features

Eager to replace your exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Good news, the Galaxy Note 8 is on its way to the market next year. We have all seen the Samsung Galaxy 2016-12-04 14:03 4KB

Wall St Week Ahead-Small banks rally pauses but may not be over yet

By Sinead Carew and Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The rally in regional U. S. bank stocks that followed last month's election of Donald Trump ... 2016-12-04 14:01 4KB

National debacle: NRCS compliance for electrical goods

In another display of complete incompetence, the government has introduced regulations ahead of the relevant departments' ability to manage the process. 2016-12-04 14:01 2KB

Local fire chief: Public can help prevent another tragedy

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said the Oakland, California, fire was not unique, and he said the public can help prevent another tragedy. 2016-12-04 13:59 2KB

Adorable video shows drowsy dog being sung to sleep in front of a Christmas tree

The dog falls asleep in a video while a voice sings the words to Christmas Time is Here. The video didn't make clear where the singing took place. 2016-12-04 13:57 1KB

The Bald and Bad Challenge is sweeping social media

Bald women have been sharing selfies on social media as part of the #baldandbadchallenge, thought to have started in the US. Cancer survivors are among thousands to take part so far. 2016-12-04 13:54 1KB

Rennes goes 4th in France after beating Saint-Etienne 2-0

Rennes' players needed time to shoot on target before Paul-Georges Ntep scored his first French league goal this season and inspired the Brittany side to a 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday. 2016-12-04 13:51 2KB

How a $34M dinosaur museum in northern Alberta went from big awards to bailouts

Opened in September 2015, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum garnered world accolades. It's now on a shoestring budget with an accounting student at the helm 2016-12-04 13:49 6KB

Caption Contest 303... and the winners of 302

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer. CapCon 302 [please click on second image] offered a hangman game for the ages and our readers were ready to play. The top three captions are below. CapCon303 shows Adam and Eve with a... 2016-12-04 13:47 1KB

Israel summons Ecuadorian diplomat to protest Zionism-Nazism equation

Ecuador has not had an ambassador in Israel since it recalled its ambassador from Israel during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. 2016-12-04 13:47 2KB

Former Cottonwood QB Cooper Bateman will transfer from Alabama

Bateman will have one year of eligibility remaining. His status for the College Football Playoff will be determined by the timing of his decision on a new destination. 2016-12-04 13:45 1KB

Monday will be only public hearing on Westar-KCPL merger

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The only planned public hearing on the biggest utility merger in Kansas history is scheduled for Monday in suburban Topeka. The Kansas Co... 2016-12-04 13:42 3KB

Rob Miller kicks 16 points as Wasps sink Worcester and move second in league

Miller, fly-half deputy for an injured Danny Cipriani, impressed while centre Brendan Macken and scrum-half Dan Robson scored tries to keep Wasps tucked closely behind leaders Saracens. 2016-12-04 13:38 4KB

Wide range of cost for, eventual salary after 2-year schools

Figures show North Dakota residents seeking an associate degree spend an average of $11,535 annually, but some of those degrees will lead to higher wages and some won’t. 2016-12-04 13:38 1KB

CTA affirms P934-M tax refund to SMC

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has affirmed a November 2014 decision ordering the government to refund San Miguel Corp. P934.12 million representing overpayments of excise taxes on its light-branded beer. 2016-12-05 00:00 2KB

'All hell will break loose': Opposition official on Zimbabwe's #bondnotes

Less than a week after Zimbabwe introduced its controversial bond notes, the under-fire central bank has sent out an SMS to local phone numbers detailing the specific features of these notes. 2016-12-04 13:34 2KB

Ex-Davao Oriental mayor gets 10 years

The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a twice-convicted Davao Oriental politician to a fresh term of up to 10 years in jail after finding him guilty of graft for purchasing P196,900 worth of medicines without public bidding. 2016-12-05 00:00 2KB

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson challenges Warriors' Steve Kerr on marijuana support

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson does not share Steve Kerr’s stance when it comes to his enthusiastic support of marijuana as a pain reliever. 2016-12-04 13:34 3KB

Leaked memo exposes Theresa May’s crackdown on ‘corrosive’ govt insiders — RT UK

A memo has warned public officials that Theresa May has threatened to sack them for disclosing sensitive information, as leaks are “corrosive” and undermine trust in the cabinet. Ironically, the paper was leaked to the press just days after being issued. 2016-12-04 13:33 3KB

Square Enix’s mocap studio can capture and display an actor’s movements in real time

TOKYO -- Video games like Final Fantasy XV have stunningly realistic visuals of human faces and bodies. Drawing those kinds of images by hand and animating them could take years, but video game publisher Square Enix has created a way to automate the creation of animated humans. 2016-12-04 20:22 2KB

Apollo Nida Ready To Divorce ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Phaedra Parks — Did He File Or Is He Just Finishing Up The Process?

Did Phaedra Parks lie when she claimed to have filed for divorce from Apollo Nida? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star made it clear that she wasn’t taking her 2016-12-04 13:32 2KB

Men honored for saving father and son after fiery wreck

Two southeast Missouri men have been honored as heroes for saving a man and his toddler son from a burning minivan. 2016-12-04 13:31 2KB

NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers To Trade An Unhappy Nerlens Noel With Chicago Bulls And Portland Trailblazers Involved

The Philadelphia 76ers are going to unload Nerlens Noel eventually. It may be sooner with Noel becoming disgruntled. The Chicago Bulls and Portland Trailblazers 2016-12-04 13:31 4KB

Rams leave drama at home but face tough task on road

He spent the week immersed in controversy, trying to navigate through an impossible-to-win public relations battle with a popular hall of fame player. 2016-12-04 13:30 5KB

Direct Action review: Coalition leaves carbon trading option open

Climate policy review will look at possible changes to safeguard mechanism, which could convert to baseline and credit scheme 2016-12-04 13:30 6KB

5 reasons cheap homes are so hard to find in O. C.

Limited options for house hunters – at least those looking at existing homes – are exacting a steep price on Orange County’s real estate market. 2016-12-04 13:30 5KB

TOWIE's Kate Wright shows off her bust as she shares Instagram selfie

She's known for her impossibly tiny waist and naturally voluptuous cleavage. 2016-12-04 13:29 3KB

Green Bank hopes state lawyers won't dip into its funds

Four years ago, just 2,019 Connecticut homes relied on solar energy. Today, the number of homeowners across the state with panels on their rooftops totals nearly 22,000. 2016-12-04 13:28 4KB

Jacksonville may use reserve funds to pay bowl costs

Jacksonville taxpayers will have to fork out $415,000 to install temporary seats for the upcoming TaxSlayer bowl. 2016-12-04 13:28 1KB

Two Pennsylvania Teens Sentenced 60 Years To Life In Prison After Murdering Stephanie Waters And Dog During Drug Deal

Two Pennsylvania teens have now been sentenced 60 years to life in prison after murdering Stephanie Waters and her dog during a drug deal back in January 2015, 2016-12-04 13:28 4KB

County asks tourism group to help cover Cavs' arena upgrades

The county leader in Cleveland is asking a private, nonprofit marketing agency to redirect some of the public funding it receives to help renovate the outside of the arena where the Cavaliers play. 2016-12-04 13:27 1KB

University of Illinois chancellor reviews emergency plans

University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones said he’s confident the university has effective plans to deal with an emergency like this week’s car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that left 11 people injured and the attacker dead. 2016-12-04 13:25 1KB

Tensions rise as recount effort pushes forward

Jill Stein’s campaign upped its fundraising goal to 9.5 million dollars to conduct election recounts. Editor at Large for Reason Magazine Matt Welch, and Ozzy Paybarah, a senior reporter for Politico, discuss the Clinton campaign’s involvement with the... 2016-12-04 12:24 1019Bytes

Kansas farmer sues to stop wind farm to protect cranes

A Kansas farmer has filed a federal lawsuit to stop a new wind farm from operating out of concern for the endangered whooping crane. 2016-12-04 13:23 2KB

Saudi prince: It's time for women to drive

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says the ban on women driving is hurting the Saudi economy. 2016-12-04 13:22 3KB

Kenyan Nelson Oyugi wins California International Marathon

The 26.2-mile race from Folsom to Sacramento was expected to have 9,000 marathoners from 34 different countries. Sunday marked the 34th running of CIM, the largest and oldest marathon in the Sacramento region. 2016-12-04 09:19 2KB

Los Angeles creative community rallies to benefit homeless youth

The advertising industry can be a rough place, full of highly competitive people, strong rivalries and big egos. But it’s also an industry that knows how to help others, and the industry in Los Angeles got together recently for an event that brings people together for... 2016-12-04 13:19 8KB

Temer and Trump

Politicians [are] a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people. . — Abraham Lincoln, 1837 Speech in Illinois Legislature 2016-12-04 13:18 6KB

Young Muslim boys take part in a mass circumcision ceremony in Malaysia

The annual ceremonies in Malaysia are a rite of passage for Muslim boys, aged between five and 12 years old, and taking part is regarded as their journey into adulthood. 2016-12-04 13:12 2KB

Homes of the elderly being seized by local councils to pay for residential care bills

Deferred Payment Agreements see elderly Britons hand over their properties to councils which then hold the homes as collateral and cover care costs on their behalf. 2016-12-04 13:09 2KB

Another Evangelist Connected To Duggar Family Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Another religious leader connected to the Duggar family has been caught in scandal. Does their religious belief system increase risk to the vulnerable? 2016-12-04 13:07 3KB

Braves agree to 1-year deal with left-hander Lindgren

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Jacob Lindgren, who is making a comeback from Tommy John surgery. 2016-12-04 13:06 1KB

Tech to stop the diabetes tidal wave

I grew up near the Atlantic Ocean, so my deepest fears often manifest themselves in my mind and dreams as storms or tidal waves bearing down on the shore. 2016-12-04 20:22 5KB

Evaluating Promising Firms Per Philip Fisher In Conservative Investors Sleep Well

Philip Fisher - Does the firm operate so efficiently that high margins are protected by that operational efficiency? 2016-12-04 13:02 2KB

Keith Richards: "I was the most likely to die"

2016 saw the loss of many music legends, from David Bowie and Prince to Leon Russell. In this web exclusive, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones talks with Anthony Mason about his thoughts on having survived many of his fellow musicians, and how it may have... 2016-12-04 17:57 1KB

GM CEO Mary Barra tabbed for Donald Trump's economic advisory panel

"The Forum is designed to provide direct input to the President from many of the best and brightest in the business world in a frank, non-bureaucratic, and non-partisan manner," the release reads. 2016-12-04 13:00 2KB

Hurley Children's Hospital seeks votes in $100,000 online contest

The Credit Unions for Kids Vote for Miracles is a three-week contest that runs through Dec. 20 and allows people to vote online for their favorite Children's Miracle Hospital. 2016-12-04 13:00 2KB

Are you a member, and do you need to be? How to find out if retail memberships are for you

Retail memberships are on the rise, but an expert explains to CNBC the steps consumers should take to figure out if it works for them. 2016-12-04 13:00 3KB

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits 'we had to dig deep' and 'juggle things about' to mount impressive comeback

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe acknowledged Liverpool dominated the first half of Sunday's Premier League encounter at the Vitality Stadium after his side fought back to secure an amazing 4-3 win. 2016-12-04 12:56 2KB

Swarthmore College declares itself a sanctuary campus

Swarthmore College has become a sanctuary campus, deciding against voluntarily sharing student information with immigration officials or willingly giving them access to college property. 2016-12-04 12:42 3KB

Oakland fire: How you can help

For those looking to assist the victims and their families from the deadly fire in Oakland late Friday night, here is a list of ways to help. SEE RELATED: Death … For those looking to assist the victims and their families from the deadly fire in Oakland... 2016-12-04 12:41 1KB

Katie Price is 'seen using son Harvey's blue disabled badge to park outside tanning salon'

On Thursday, the 38-year-old star appeared to flout parking restrictions as she headed to the salon, where she could face fines of up to £1,000 for using the badge without Harvey present 2016-12-04 12:30 3KB

Why Jammeh lost: Gambian leader's downfall in five points

President Yahya Jammeh scored only half his previous box office tally in last week's election, handing victory to opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow. 2016-12-04 12:27 3KB

Farmers block roads in protest of government policies

The farmers were protesting government policy on a number of issues, including what they described as “wild and free” imports of produce, high water prices for agriculture and inadequate profit margi 2016-12-04 12:13 2KB

Jury selection to begin in former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca trial Monday

LOS ANGELES >> Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, whose trial on federal corruption charges is scheduled to begin Monday, will now face two separate juries after a federal judge decided Friday to split the trial into two parts. U. 2016-12-04 12:11 3KB

Sarah Palin lambasts Carrier deal

Palin is the latest conservative to speak out against the Carrier deal. 2016-12-04 12:11 2KB

Why 2016 is the year of strategy games

2016 is the year of the strategy game. With high-profile releases like Total War: Warhammer, Stellaris, and Offworld Trading Company receiving high praise and a massive amount of attention, PC strategy games are better and more popular than ever. And with heavy hitters... 2016-12-04 20:22 8KB

Judge Jeanine: You’re Watching Another Ronald Reagan

Excerpted From Breitbart: During her Saturday “Opening Statement” on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Judge Jeanine Pirro reacted to President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier to keep over a thousand jobs in the United States… 2016-12-04 20:22 941Bytes

IfNotNow Leads 'Jewish Day of Resistance' Against Trump and Appointees

This article was originally published by Waging Nonviolence on November 30. 2016-12-04 12:01 4KB

Space Farming: NASA Tests New Harvest Technique To Increase ISS Crop Yield

"Testing this method on-orbit, after using it on the ground, is very exciting for us" 2016-12-04 12:01 1KB

Bernie and Hillary, where’d you go? Your money is still good here

If Clinton and Sanders are really serious about improving the lives of struggling Americans, I have a plan for them 2016-12-04 12:00 2KB

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 103-100 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies

The most important question after every game the Lakers play is this: What did they learn? 2016-12-04 12:00 1KB

Avoid these six types of wasteful spending

Whether losing a few extra dollars at the store or few thousand more on a poor investment decision, we're all bound to set some bills on fire. Here are six types of bad purchases that you can avoid. 2016-12-04 12:00 4KB

Deutsche Boerse chief seeks to reassure Frankfurt on merger plan

By Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse's chief executive has sought to reassure Frankfurt over its merger with London Stock Exchange... 2016-12-04 11:59 2KB

Philip Hammond and David Davis to present united front on Brexit

Chancellor and Brexit secretary will try to reassure businesses that they are working closely amid reports of cabinet split 2016-12-04 11:55 5KB

Why swimming with sharks and whales is helping these vets with PTSD find peace

The aquarium exercise is one among many innovative therapies that are helping servicemen and women overcome trauma and deal with difficult memories. According to the National Center for PTSD, between 11 percent and 20 percent of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom suffered from... 2016-12-04 20:24 5KB

Unsettled Gulf Arab states seek to coordinate in wake of Trump election

“They fear that the real estate magnate (Trump) does not see the extent to which Washington and the Arab Gulf states mutually benefit from the US-GCC alliances.” 2016-12-04 11:49 5KB

Sea rescuers go to aid of ill sailor aboard vessel

For the second time in just a few days members of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) had to go to the aid of a sailor suffering from breathing difficulties on a vessel off the Eastern Cape coast on Saturday. 2016-12-04 11:47 984Bytes

Review: Big Shot performs at Mulcahy's, to kick off final month of 2016 (Includes first-hand account)

On December 3, the Billy Joel tribute band Big Shot performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, where they kicked off the last month of the year. 2016-12-04 11:46 4KB

Massachusetts lawmakers to weigh next year's tax projection

The lengthy process of crafting the state’s annual budget in Massachusetts is beginning anew on Beacon Hill. 2016-12-04 11:44 1KB

Concord struggling to find space for winter homeless shelter

Advocates in New Hampshire’s capital city are struggling to set up an overnight homeless shelter before winter sets in. 2016-12-04 11:40 1KB

Poinsettia crop down, but still a major holiday seller

While not ranking up there with other Garden State fruits and vegetables in terms of sales, the poinsettia has become an important crop in New Jersey’s $1 billion a year agriculture industry. 2016-12-04 11:36 4KB

How to reduce injury from chainsaws

Misuse of chainsaws also known as chain saws can result in serious injury or death. Each year, emergency rooms of hospitals serve approximately 30,000 catastrophic injuries with chainsaws. The most frequent injuries with chainsaws occur in the left leg and on the back of his left... 2016-12-04 11:36 3KB

Ex-German POW gives legacy to Scottish village

A former German soldier has left his life's savings to a small Scottish village where he was held as a prisoner of war during World War II. 2016-12-04 11:35 1KB

13 Things To Do in Your New York City Neighborhood This Week

See a New York version of "The Nutcracker," read books in Spanish, or attend a tree lighting. 2016-12-04 11:35 1KB

China Is Rebuilding The RMS Titanic, With A Guarantee It Will Not Sink

China has set its sights on rebuilding the RMS Titanic, with a guarantee that it will not sink. 2016-12-04 11:34 4KB

Emory library acquires papers of civil rights journalist

A library at Emory University in Atlanta has acquired the papers of a civil rights journalist. 2016-12-04 11:29 1KB

Bills to give youth killers parole hope facing opposition

People affected by a 2012 Ohio school shooting that left three students dead are opposing two proposed laws that could give the shooter a chance at parole - something he doesn’t currently have. 2016-12-04 11:29 2KB

Tavern at historic Louisville church rankles residents

Not everyone is on board with the idea of converting the historic Frankfort Avenue Church of Christ in Clifton to a Rails Craft Brew and Eatery - a few blocks from where another Clifton church is for sale again as a possible site for a tavern or nightclub. 2016-12-04 11:28 6KB

Former Chinese central bank chief resurfaces after 18 months

Dai Xianglong returns after disappearing from public spotlight amid reported graft probe 2016-12-04 11:26 2KB

Farmers Push Back Against Animal Welfare Laws

People approve such laws without taking into account what implementing such fantasies really entail and cost, because they sound nice. Excerpted From The Lacrosse Tribune: All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch… 2016-12-04 17:59 3KB

6 cookie recipes guaranteed to make you the star of your holiday cookie party

Tired of traditional gingerbread and run-of-the-mill meringues? These creative and tasty cookie recipes will make you the star of your holiday cookie party. 2016-12-04 11:15 6KB

Special forces' parachutes: What you need to know

What is the secret that elite special forces around the world know about jumping out of aircraft? State-of-the-art canopies - where to find them and how to leverage them to the max. 2016-12-04 11:13 7KB

Tax cheat's collection takes in $55 million at auction

The taxman taketh and sometimes the taxman taketh more. 2016-12-04 11:13 2KB

13 hottest tech gifts under $100

Some of the hottest products of the year cost well under $100, from gaming consoles and VR headsets to drones. 2016-12-04 11:12 1KB

Claims Fairfax knew about sexual harrassment allegations against Mark Forbes for weeks

Allegations of sexual harrassment made against Mark Forbes, editor-in-chief of The Age, were known for weeks by Fairfax Media before he was stood down, it has been reported. 2016-12-04 11:07 2KB

Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned

RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) -- Victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures 2016-12-04 11:06 6KB

Israeli warships being built in shipyard owned by Abu-Dhabi and Lebanese firm

Revelation comes just days after news that Iranian government firm owns significant shares in ThyssenKrupp. 2016-12-04 11:06 4KB

Body cleanses can't save you from holiday overeating

Your body can clean out and detoxify itself far better than anything science – or celebrities – can create. 2016-12-04 11:05 5KB

Samantha Armytage works for her breakfast as Sunrise co-host mixes up delicious mango smoothie by riding a bicycle equipped with a blender

Sunrise's Samantha Armytage was spotted blending her own mango smoothie using a bicycle at Sydney's Bondi Beach on Saturday, in a post shared to Instagram. 2016-12-04 11:04 2KB

Mystery shrouds Opa-locka grow house with nearly $86,000 in fines

A police raid in May 2013 turned up dozens of pot plants in full bloom, but no one was arrested or questioned. And David Chiverton, Opa-locka assistant city manager, later voided $85,680 in fines and liens. 2016-12-04 11:04 4KB

Disney Touts French-Speaking African Market With ‘Moana’

Marrakech, Morocco– The Walt Disney Company is set to expand its footprint across French-speaking Africa, kicking off with this week’s release of “Moana” – dubbed in A… 2016-12-04 11:02 2KB

Standing Rock Peace Offering: Guards Turn Down Olive Branch from Native Protestors

Guards turn down olive branch from Native American water protectors in Mandan, ND; reject kind offer of supplies VIDEO 2016-12-04 11:00 898Bytes

Gabby Logan is worried for her 11-year-old twins in the age of sexting and social media after she was targeted by online trolls

Gabby Logan is worried about her 11-year-old twins Reuben and Lois in the age of trolls and sexting. The mother of two has publicly battled her own trolls on Twitter. 2016-12-04 10:59 2KB

Group urges Andanar to release results of NPO probe

Whatever happened to the probe into allegedly anomalous transactions that the National Printing Office (NPO) had with three private printing firms? Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential 2016-12-05 00:00 2KB

PS4 and Xbox One Gaming Christmas deals and Offers Guide

Are you looking for gaming Christmas deals for the PS4 Pro or the Xbox One S? We've taken a look and found a few worth you taking a look at. 2016-12-04 10:54 3KB

Possible conflict of interest flagged in applications to Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council

Concern group uncovers cases in which two academics received almost HK$100 million from public body of which they were also members 2016-12-04 10:51 4KB

Egypt sharply increases customs duties as it seeks to curb imports

By Lin Noueihed and Ehab Farouk CAIRO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Egypt has sharply raised customs duties on more than 300 goods to encourage domestic production and... 2016-12-04 10:50 4KB

Petrol price to drop by 20c/l on Wednesday

Good news for motorists is that the price of petrol is to decrease by 20c per litre on Wednesday. 2016-12-04 10:48 815Bytes

Keith Urban brushes off questions about his mother-in-law as he touches down in Australia

Keith Urban brushed of question about his sick mother-in-law, Janelle Kidman, after he touched down at Sydney Airport on Sunday ahead of his Australian Tour, kicking off in Adelaide on Tuesday. 2016-12-04 10:45 4KB

Johnny Depp And Amber Heard: Volatile Marriage And Abuse That Came Before, Depp Shares How Music Saved Him From Childhood ‘Nightmare’

After a troublesome and dramatic end to the marriage between Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp and Magic Mike actress Amber Heard that involved 2016-12-04 10:42 3KB

Fire officials warn of scam targeting businesses

The caller asks for credit card into. 2016-12-04 10:40 1KB

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares up in volatile session, Dubai outperforms

By Celine Aswad DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Most stock markets in the Gulf rose on Sunday as investors cheered a rally in crude oil prices, while foreign buyers... 2016-12-04 10:35 4KB

McCaul proposes "security toll" on Mexico to fund Trump border wall

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul on Friday proposed a new “security toll” he said the U. S. could assess on all visitors from Mexico. 2016-12-04 10:33 2KB

Israeli agricultural robot aims to help farmers assess fruit yields

"Agriculture is the sole industry in which you have a production line that you don't know what the output will be at the end of it.” 2016-12-04 10:33 4KB

Thousands dressed as Santa dash through park to raise money for hospital

Thousands of runners dressed as Santa Claus have jogged through a London park to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Hospital staff, patient... 2016-12-04 10:30 2KB

Housing, retail planned for building sold by Wayne State for $2 million

The school reported the transaction of the Albert Kahn designed, 1920-built building, 6001 Cass Ave., in a news release Saturday, Dec. 3. Platform LLC bought the building and plans to convert the 147,500-square-foot building into 69 residential units with... 2016-12-04 10:30 2KB

Disney story was right on the money. And Paris banks make you work hard for the money

I want to commend David Swanson on his article about Tokyo DisneySea [“DisneySea Gets an ‘A’,” Nov. 20]. 2016-12-04 10:30 4KB

A Pro-Industry EPA Could Undermine New Chemical Safety Law

By releasing the first 10 chemicals to be reviewed under the new federal chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency reminds us of what’s at stake – and how decisions made by the incoming Trump administration could jeopardize Americans' health. 2016-12-04 10:28 5KB

Dallas' pension fund plan, Oakland warehouse fire, Tom Herman: Your weekend digest

Here are the top stories of the weekend. Dallas tackles its pension fund woesDallas has come up with a plan to handle its ailing Police and Fire... 2016-12-04 10:26 3KB

‘Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite’ Deal Between Companies: Could We Be Seeing Iron Man’s Proton Cannon Or Spider-Man’s Maximum Spider In The MCU? [Op-Ed Part 1] On Saturday, December 4, the video gaming world received confirmation of a game that nobody thought would ever happen. It was on 2016-12-04 10:25 1KB

Natasha Bedingfield flaunts assets while performing at the Night Of The Proms in Cologne

Unwritten hitmaker Natasha Bedingfield paraded about in a plunging sheer dress as she performed at the Night Of The Proms in Cologne.. 2016-12-04 10:22 2KB

Despite Schiaparelli Lander Crash, ESA Still Gets Funding Greenlighted For ExoMars Mission

About a month and a half after the shocking Schiaparelli lander crash in late October, the European Space Agency will still be pushing on with the ExoMars 2016-12-04 10:16 3KB

What’s Going To Happen To Healthcare? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Healthcare costs in the United States have continued to grow over the decades despite healthcare outcomes that are often worse 2016-12-04 10:15 2KB

Greece sees final solution on debt crisis amid euro uncertainty

ATHENS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Political uncertainty in Europe has created fresh momentum for a 2016-12-04 10:09 3KB

Powerball results for 12/03/16 drawing; jackpot at $54M

The drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 7 will be worth $67 million with a cash option of $40.4 million. 2016-12-04 10:07 1KB

Easter Rising medals presented to Irish Defence Forces

The President has awarded medals to members of the Irish Defence Forces to recognise their efforts in a year that marked the centenary of the Easter Rising. 2016-12-04 10:06 1KB

SF Homeless Project resumes this week

The SF Homeless Project, a media consortium dedicated to focusing attention on the issue of homelessness in San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area, will present its second day of widespread coverage Wednesday. A voluntary effort by Bay Area media companies, it seeks to... 2016-12-04 10:00 2KB

Personal email is becoming less personal as hackers, government eye access

A privacy expert explains to CNBC's "On the Money" why you shouldn't expect any privacy when you hit the email "send" button. 2016-12-04 10:00 3KB

Why Black Friday's 'lowest prices of the year' were a lie

We've come to expect that retailers will offer their most compelling promotions of the year, and compete for the best prices on popular items during Black Friday weekend and during Cyber Monday. So, what happened this year? 2016-12-04 10:00 6KB

Selena Gomez Goes Christmas Shopping After Niall Horan Expresses Interest In Dating

Selena Gomez is back in the spotlight after taking a 90-day career hiatus and on Friday, the singer was spotted shopping in Santa Monica — in her pajamas. 2016-12-04 09:50 2KB

Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation

An amended law that toughens penalties for female genital mutilation to up to 15 years in jail has come into effect, the health ministry announced Sunday. 2016-12-04 09:50 2KB

SCA finds racial quotas for liquidators unlawful

The Supreme Court of Appeal has found that a racial quota policy implemented for the appointment of liquidators was unlawful and invalid. 2016-12-04 09:49 5KB

Americans Donate Record $373 Billion

It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this. 2016-12-04 09:41 735Bytes

Trump Transition Latest: Departure From Decades-Long U. S Foreign Policy; 'Thank-You Tour' : NPR

Even as Donald Trump asserts himself on the world stage, departing from decades of US China policy, he remains in campaign mode, charging up his base with a rally and Tweets. 2016-12-04 09:41 758Bytes

Airbnb and New York City settle rental law lawsuit

(Reuters) - Airbnb and New York City said on Friday they had resolved a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it argued could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals. 2016-12-04 17:57 2KB

Tips For The Family Wallet

Talking about money with family can be tricky. Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, shares tips with NPR's Ailsa Chang and answers listener questions. 2016-12-04 09:41 823Bytes

The Bachelor's Alex Nation says reports she dumped her disabled ex to appear on show broke her heart

Alex Nation has revealed the reports she left her disabled boyfriend Tom Barbour to appear on The Bachelor hurt her the most during her time on TV. 2016-12-04 09:37 3KB

Alex Nation opens up about relationship with her ex-husband Joel Porter

The 25-year-old faced speculation she did not get along with ex-husband Joel Porter's family during her time on The Bachelor. 2016-12-04 09:37 3KB

Government memo demanding end to Brexit leaks is leaked

Cabinet secretary warns senior civil servants of crackdown on leaks, but message is passed to newspaper days later 2016-12-04 09:36 3KB

Italy's referendum; Senate hearing on Time Warner-AT&T merger, India's rate decision

The week ahead in stocks: Italy votes on economic reform; Senate hearing on Time Warner-AT&T merger, India's rate decision 2016-12-04 09:35 3KB

BBC presenter forced off the air by a Chelsea security guard during sex abuse report

Sophie Long was filming a bulletin on Chelsea's pay-out to former player and sexual abuse victim Gary Johnson, outside Stamford Bridge stadium in west London, when a security guard ordered her to stop. 2016-12-04 09:35 2KB

Dearborn's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along planned for Dec. 5

Dearborn will mark the unofficial beginning of the end-of-the-year holiday season Monday, Dec. 5 with the city's annual tree lighting and sing-along at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. 2016-12-04 09:32 1KB

When a traffic stop turned into a trafficking arrest

A South Florida man has been arrested by federal agents who accuse him in a case with possible links to a drug-trafficking ring. Álvaro Rodríguez was arrested last month by Indian River County sheriff's deputies who made a traffic stop, according to federal court records. 2016-12-04 09:30 3KB

Saudi Arabia’s Social Stability to Fall Apart

Geopolitical Futures’ George Friedman has warned that Saudi Arabia’s inability to keep oil prices up to $90 a barrel will hurt its stability. 2016-12-04 09:23 4KB

Weekly S&P 500 #ChartStorm – 4 Dec 2016 – The decline of analysts on wall street over the years

Those that follow my personal account onTwitterwill be familiar with my weekly S&P 500 #ChartStorm in which I pick out 10 charts on the S&P 500 to tweet. Typically I’ll pick a couple of themes and hammer them home with … 2016-12-04 09:21 7KB

Trump’s fight with ‘sanctuary cities’

President-elect Donald Trump warned voters during his campaign that he’ll cut federal funds in areas that refuse to deport undocumented citizens. Some mayors have come forward, vowing to protect immigrants. Dream Action Coalition’s Cesar Vargas joins... 2016-12-04 08:20 981Bytes

Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale poses in the streets of Paris with beau Johannes Jarl

Kelly Gale, 21, shared a loved up snap with beau Johannes Jarl standing in the city of love in front of the Rue de Paris after walking the Victoria Secret's Paris Fashion Show 2016. 2016-12-04 09:19 2KB

Playboy model Carla Howe flaunts her assets in a skin-tight latex dress in London

Heading to The Mayfair hotel, London, the 26-year-old glamour model ensured that her slender curves were firmly on display thanks to her raunchy wardrobe. 2016-12-04 09:14 3KB

The flying Austrians (International Ice Hockey Federation)

(Source: International Ice Hockey Federation ) VAASA, Finland - If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This old wisdom is at best practice at Red Bull Salzburg, whose next generation this season has headed north to compete with one... 2016-12-04 09:14 913Bytes

The Value of Risk-Based Capital in Financial Regulation

Should a credit analyst care about financial leverage? Of course, the amount and types of financial claims against a firm are material to the ability of a firm to avoid defaulting on its debts. What about operating leverage? Should the credit analyst care? … 2016-12-04 09:07 5KB

Making the most of holiday charitable giving

The holiday season is a great time to give presents to loved ones, but also to charities that help others. Donations of money or goods to a charity by the en... 2016-12-04 09:03 3KB

Jingle Bell Parade sparkles with floats covered in Christmas lights

The 25th annual parade featured 80 entries. 2016-12-04 09:01 1KB

What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration?

The program, which is designed to help undocumented immigrants, might delete all its data. 2016-12-04 09:00 6KB

Koch brothers protégé and Founding Father wannabe Gov. Greg Abbott wants to amend your Constitution 9 ways

Texas' governor, backed by the Kochs, wants the Constitution amended to balance the budget, elevate corporate power 2016-12-04 09:00 2KB

Religious freedom and the defense spending bill: What will happen next?

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act is expected to pass the House and Senate now that the controversial Russell Amendment has been removed. 2016-12-04 09:00 8KB

The supposed ‘rebirth’ of Watts makes Jordan Downs residents uneasy

At a ceremonial groundbreaking three months ago in Watts, elected officials, housing authority bureaucrats and residents all took turns swinging sledgehammers at a 1950s cinder-block structure to mark the demolition of Jordan Downs. The event marked the first phase in the remaking of this public housing... 2016-12-04 09:00 8KB

Guest Commentary: Out-of-network ER doctors may charge big bucks

By TRUDY LIEBERMANRural Health News Service Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such 2016-12-04 09:00 5KB

Coming Attractions: Future Central has plenty of choices to make

The 21st-century high school, like the one taxpayers gave Unit 4 permission to build for $87.1 million, will look nothing like the one currently at 610 W. University Ave. 2016-12-04 09:00 12KB

Tom Kacich: Was Exelon bailout the right choice?

It will take years for many provisions of the deal to fully materialize. 2016-12-04 09:00 4KB

Ray Elliott/Voices: The heroic story of Ed Ramsey

By RAY ELLIOTT With the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor coming up on Dec. 7, marking the entry of t 2016-12-04 09:00 5KB

Nominate Louisiana's best brewery: Top food, dining news

Todd A. Price wants to know your pick for top brewery in the state, Susan Spicer opens a new restaurant and reveillon dinners are under way 2016-12-04 09:00 1020Bytes

Sunday Conversation: Brandi Beasley

The Illinois point guard from Memphis, Tenn., has started strong this season, averaging 7.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in seven games. 2016-12-04 09:00 5KB

Sundiata Cha-Jua/Real Talk: Racial double standards remain prevalent

Racism as a form of oppression is rooted in double standards. A 2016-12-04 09:00 5KB

Newsroom veteran promoted to online editor

Niko Dugan has been a copy editor and page designer at The News-Gazette since 2005 and has served as interim online editor since Mike Howie's retirement in July. 2016-12-04 09:00 2KB

Review: Production lets audience get in on the act

Winter's arrival brings with it a kaleidoscope of emotions that, for many, are not always a celebration of dancing sugar plums. O 2016-12-04 09:00 3KB

And then there were three - jungle trio bid for I'm A Celebrity crown

A woman best known for watching TV from the comfort of her own home, a comedian and a soap actor are the three finalists in this year's reality jungle advent... 2016-12-04 08:56 2KB

Jess Impiazzi braless during night out with rugby player fiancé Denny Solomona

The 27-year-old Ex On The Beach beauty left little to the imagination in her slinky mauve mini dress which flashed her perky assets to perfection 2016-12-04 08:51 2KB

Joe Lieberman: My Fear for Democrats Is That the 'Left-Left' Will Take Over

The Democratic party needs to find a leader who'll keep it from being taken over by the liberal wing - or it'll risk losing more elections, warns former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. 2016-12-04 08:51 2KB

Ex-Tiger McGehee signs 1-year deal with Japan's Giants

Former Detroit Tigers infielder Casey McGehee has agreed to a one-year deal with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League worth $1.7 million. 2016-12-04 08:50 1KB

Team GB rower Will Satch is asking Princess Anne for help to buy his first home

Olympic rower Will Satch, 27, has been denied by nearly 50 banks when trying to buy his first home. The athlete from Oxfordshire has enlisted the help of Princess Anne to overcome his troubles. 2016-12-04 08:49 2KB

Michael Lews, The Undoing Project – Put that cognitive bias aside

Assume you’ve never heard of Michael Lewis but you’ve read a slew of books and papers about behavioral finance. You might decide to skip this one, figuring it’s more of the same. Put that cognitive bias aside. The Undoing Project … 2016-12-04 08:48 2KB

Sheriff defends releasing suspect in killing of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

The man who police said shot and killed an ex-NFL running back in a possible road rage incident in Louisiana Thursday was released from custody after police questioned him, The Advocate newspaper reported. 2016-12-04 08:47 3KB

Australia coach Michael Cheika predicts gain from Wallaby pain

Australia coach Michael Cheika is confident there will be a long-term benefit to the Wallabies from a difficult 2016 that ended with a 37-21 defeat by Englan... 2016-12-04 08:40 4KB

Abu Dhabi revamps boards of its state airport and tourism entities

ABU DHABI/DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi has revamped the boards of two key state-owned entities, Abu Dhabi Airports and the Tourism Development Investme... 2016-12-04 08:39 2KB

Polish culture minister denies involvement in antisemitic event

However, a spokesperson for Glinski, who is also the First Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, is quoted as telling that Glinski’s office had been in contact with the event’s organizers. 2016-12-04 08:38 2KB

OPEC's power slips amid a spurt in U. S. oil production

The U. S. is producing more oil than it has in decades and record levels of natural gas. 2016-12-04 08:34 4KB

Komphela prepared to take the punches

Steve Komphela remained defiant about his tenure at Kaizer Chiefs after Saturday’s loss in Port Elizabeth suggesting he was determined to fight on as coach even though speculation over his future heightened after defeat by Chippa United. 2016-12-04 08:33 2KB

A REAL cliff hanger! Extreme campers pitch climbing tents more than 5,000ft high on El Capitan's vertical rock face in Yosemite

Perched more than 5,000 feet high, a group of daredevil climbers are seen suspended on El Capitan's vertical rock face in California's Yosemite National Park. 2016-12-04 08:32 1KB

2016 Reindeer Cam Is Live: Watch Santa Feed His Reindeer Before They Fly Around The World On Christmas Eve

Children around the world are counting down the days until Santa heads to the sky to begin his annual gift drop on Christmas Eve. Parents who are hoping to find 2016-12-04 08:27 3KB

UK defence secretary announces £100m deal to improve RAF drones

Contract with California-based firm is intended to boost performance of new fleet of Protector drones 2016-12-04 08:24 3KB

'Can't happen': Penguins' huge rally spoils Coreau debut

It appeared this was going to be a great story for Jared Coreau, then the Pittsburgh Penguins spoiled it. 2016-12-04 08:18 3KB

Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with 2016-12-04 08:12 6KB

KFC makes gaming social again with the help of grime stars and top gaming talent

KFC has set out to bring back the nostalgic social aspect of gaming with the help of gaming stars, grime legends and a uniquely designed couch complete with bucket holders and refillable drinks. 2016-12-04 08:12 3KB

South Carolina finds innovative way to help first-time moms

The state sold social impact bonds that brought a $17 million pledge from philanthropic organizations 2016-12-04 08:11 16KB

Northern Irish boy was secretly ‘adopted’ by film star Michael Keaton in a mentoring scheme at the height of the Troubles

Actor Michael Keaton became a real life superhero by taking in 10-year-old James Dawson from Belfast into his home during the Troubles over seven years. 2016-12-04 08:11 2KB

China’s Clean Energy Push Runs Into Headwinds

Unbridled ambitions for clean energy led to the construction of two wind turbines every hour in recent years. Now, there is a new demand from Beijing: slow down. 2016-12-04 08:03 1KB

How polls are a threat to US democracy

The US media and public’s shared obsession with polling fuelled an entire election season that virtually ignored policy – and perhaps helped Trump win 2016-12-04 08:00 9KB

Lieberman: Dems won't win with slide to left

"It's not the party that I worked so hard for when Bill Clinton was president," former senator says. 2016-12-04 08:00 2KB

Ask Farmer: What's with quarterbacks yelling all the time? You'd thing they'd damage their vocal chords

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: 2016-12-04 08:00 2KB

North Carolina writers share their food stories in 'The Carolina Table'

Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books hosts book’s contributors for an event at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 2016-12-04 08:00 1KB

A showdown between Trump and the Fed is looming

If the Fed rapidly hikes rates, 'there’s a good chance that Trump might view that as an attempt to undermine his plan'. 2016-12-04 08:00 3KB

How countries rank on food waste, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture

By highlighting performance of different countries and identifying best practices, a new index establishes a benchmark for global leaders to measure progress in establishing sustainable food systems. 2016-12-04 08:00 3KB

CCTV captures moment thug wrestles a woman in her 80s to the ground and steals her handbag

Detectives believe she may have been watched withdrawing cash from a bank before being followed and mugged in East Finchley, north London. 2016-12-04 07:56 1KB

After cabbie was found passed out in taxi, police did a ‘sternum rub’ to roust him

Prescription drugs used to treat anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder are found in a Friendly Cab sedan along with unopened vodka. 2016-12-04 07:49 2KB

DA to present annual parliamentary review

The Democratic Alliance will on Monday present its annual parliamentary review in Cape Town. 2016-12-04 07:42 821Bytes

France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites

New programme aims to safeguard historical sites in war zones from destruction like that carried out by Isis 2016-12-04 07:35 3KB

One-staircase ‘labyrinth’: Oakland fire survivors share accounts, claims of safety violations emerge — RT America

Survivors of a deadly blaze have shared their accounts of getting out of an artist space dubbed the Oakland Ghost Ship that went up in flames on Friday night. Neighbors and attendees of previous parties at the venue claim it had no fire sprinklers. 2016-12-04 07:17 4KB

Bachelor reject Kiralee 'Kiki' Morris gushes over beau Jeremy Banks in Christmas snap

Kiralee 'Kiki' Morris has posted a festive snap with beau Jeremy Banks standing beside a Christmas tree after debuting their relationship on social media to bring in Halloween in October. 2016-12-04 07:15 3KB

David and Victoria Beckham are 'selling lavish £24mLA mansion'

The Sun report that the world famous couple are seeking a larger property with a bigger garden for their four children, Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11 and Harper, five, to play 2016-12-04 07:14 3KB

We survived 'Arsenovember'... Mesut Ozil expresses delight as Arsenal avoid annual November slump

Mesut Ozil expressed his joy at Arsenal's recent form given their tendency in previous seasons to struggle in November. The German dubbed the month 'Arsenovember' and thinks his side are well placed. 2016-12-04 07:13 2KB

Boris Johnson says there will be 'hairy moments' but a hard Brexit is ON as he demands Britain gets its money back from Brussels - despite David Davis hinting payments ARE on the table

Mr Johnson stood up for Britain pursuing a so-called 'hard' Brexit that leaves the Government free to control the borders, strike trade deals and escape the EU court. 2016-12-04 07:06 4KB

Rebecca and Chris Judd are left devastated after NO ONE places a bid on their $1.9 million four-level townhouse at auction

Rebecca and Chris Judd have failed to sell their $1.9 million Melbourne-base townhouse at auction over the weekend, after no one placed a bid. 2016-12-04 07:05 3KB

Sydney woman in her 20s rescued after falling 10 metres down a cliff face

A woman, aged in her 20s, has been rescued after falling 10 metres off a cliff face while walking the coastal trail at Sydney's eastern beaches. 2016-12-04 07:02 1KB

Algerian terror suspect who came to Britain is still here as we cannot deport him

Attempts to remove the Algerian have been thwarted after an appeals panel ruled in his favour. Amber Rudd (pictured), the Home Secretary, must now consider what options she has left. 2016-12-04 07:01 3KB

Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a... 2016-12-04 07:00 6KB

Degrees of debt: The downside of federal student loans

Dear Liz: Are federal student loans turned over to a collection agency still collectible after 20 years? 2016-12-04 07:00 4KB

Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring

Automated machines and software have been taking up more and more space in the region’s warehouses, and taking over jobs that were once done by humans. 2016-12-04 13:16 10KB

More hotels are checking out of the Bible business

When the ultra-hip Moxy Hotel opens in San Diego next year, the rooms will be stocked with the usual amenities — an alarm clock, hair dryer, writing desk and flat-screen TV. 2016-12-04 07:00 8KB

Hyperlocal is hyper-screwed: Our last, best chance to reinvent local news

There is still hope for the rise of more local publications to report the local issues with integrity 2016-12-04 06:58 3KB

The Footy Show host James Brayshaw dumped by Channel Nine after contract breakdown

The Footy Show host James Brayshaw has been dropped from the program following a break down in contract negotiations - and Melbourne's Craig Hutchison will replace him. 2016-12-04 06:57 3KB

Gable Tostee is dumped by his New Zealand girlfriend Lizzi Evans

Gable Tostee has been dumped by his Kiwi girlfriend Lizzi Evans, who says the former Tinder identity hurt her 'in ways he said he wouldn't' and is obsessed with his 'old life' of partying and drinking. 2016-12-04 06:56 3KB

Gore says US climate curbs on track, hopes Trump will surprise

U. S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. 2016-12-04 06:54 3KB

DA says it’s looking forward to seeing Zuma in court

The Democratic Alliance says it will oppose what it described as an “ill-conceived” attempt by President Jacob Zuma to have the Public Protector’s State of Capture report set aside. 2016-12-04 06:40 2KB

Bay City Times seeking nominations for 21st annual Dick & Carol Hardy award

Nominations are being taken through Dec. 21. 2016-12-04 06:30 4KB

Nourish your bones with vitamins

Most people fall short in the required nutrients 2016-12-04 06:22 2KB

Migrants Sexually Attack Girls at City Hall Youth Party

Migrants allegedly sexually molested several girls at an annual event in Munich to which they had been invited by the city's mayor. 2016-12-04 06:19 3KB

Minor reclamation needed for construction of Hong Kong harbourfront walkway, but opposition not expected

Government does not foresee challenge under harbour ordinance as it can argue it can prove ‘overriding public need’ for boardwalk 2016-12-04 06:00 4KB

Watch Dolly Parton’s Christmas Movie Online And See Her Real Parents And Siblings Depicted In ‘Circle of Love’ [Video] Dolly Parton’s movie Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love premiered on NBC and has garnered rave reviews. The video is now 2016-12-04 06:00 1KB

Overdose epidemic: Fentanyl is a growing threat to public health and safety

Fentanyl is a drug so deadly, one tiny fleck equal to three grains of salt could kill a healthy adult. Last year, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency issued a nationwide alert about the threat to health and public safety. As fentanyl use in... 2016-12-04 06:00 7KB

Trump’s actions may push public to bend the arc toward more justice

Maybe this much is true. Donald Trump, pseudo-president-elect, loser of the real election, charismatic stump-speech populist whose actual ability to govern may well be non-existent, has inflicted significant damage on America’s political infrastructure... 2016-12-04 06:00 5KB

Small businesses, big bonuses: Shopping local for the holidays unearths rare finds

Don’t underestimate the power of gifts bought from local indie joints (or their ability to earn you cred for being thoughtfully cool). 2016-12-04 06:00 4KB

Man robs 2 NW Side banks in 2 weeks

A man robbed two banks within a span of two weeks on the Northwest Side. 2016-12-04 05:58 1KB

Insurers make mockery of work product privilege laws

It has reached a level of absurdity that Florida home and business owners would find appalling, yet there appears to be no end in sight for the abuse by insurance companies of the state’s untenable work product privilege laws shielding their entire “claim file” from discovery in litigation. 2016-12-04 05:42 5KB

The Death Star would cost $7.8 octillion a day to run

The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours into a comprehensive calculation of the operating costs of the Death Star, which will return to the spotlight in the December 16th movie Rogue One. They conclude that operating the planet-destroying starbase would cost 6... 2016-12-04 13:15 3KB

Interest in public service jobs has increased since Trudeau's election

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a selfie with students during the First Ministers' meeting in Ottawa, Canada November 23, 2015. Katie de Klerk had plans to become a lawyer-until she got hit in the head. ... 2016-12-04 05:13 802Bytes

Enforcement of SF bench warrants rife with racial bias

With Donald Trump as president, our country can expect an embrace of racial profiling and “law-and-order” policing, which could set our criminal justice policies back decades. Unfortunately, the San Francisco … With Donald Trump as president, our country can expect an embrace of... 2016-12-04 05:05 3KB

INVESTMENT FOCUS-Back to Brexit for sterling

By Patrick Graham and Jamie McGeever LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape... 2016-12-04 05:01 5KB

Zoo Miami celebrates birth of 50th giraffe

A nearly 6-foot tall 138 pound giraffe has been born at Zoo Miami. 2016-12-04 05:01 1KB

Maine Marathon donates $10,000 to Toy Fund

The charity raises most of its donations from individual newspaper readers and rarely receives a five-figure check. 2016-12-04 05:00 5KB

Free CCSF or homeless services: The City’s false choice

“A promise is a promise,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin said. “We made a commitment,” Supervisor Jane Kim echoed. Although San Francisco voters opted by a large margin — nearly 62 percent … "A promise is a promise,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin said. “We made... 2016-12-04 05:00 4KB

James Mattis called for reduction of US stockpile of land-based nuclear missiles

Trump’s pick for next US defence secretary has questioned the need for US’s 1,000 ICBMs, which are ready to launch within minutes in the event of an attack 2016-12-04 05:00 6KB

Adèle Haenel: ‘Recycling cliches is a sign that a film lacks courage’

The French star on her latest film, The Unknown Girl, the state of emergency in Paris and why coming out was ‘no big deal’ 2016-12-04 05:00 6KB

Neighbors split on protected bike lanes in SF’s Panhandle

Cycling down Fell Street on any given evening commute, a cyclist’s obstacles are similar to any other street: swerving cars, swinging car doors, double-parked trucks and more. But when that … Cycling down Fell Street on any given evening commute, a cyclist’s obstacles... 2016-12-04 05:00 6KB

Week in review: Portland landlord gets jail time; state seeks new markets for wood

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Midcoast towns brace for another year of browntail moths

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Bill Nemitz: A crash course in life in the fast lane of I-295

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Curry leads Warriors over Suns

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US woman alleges gang-rape by five men in Indian capital

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Brighton artist Lucy Perryman's bus illustrations are a hit on Instagram

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U. S. regulator clears way for online lenders to have national charter

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Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.
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Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.
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Cuba bids farewell to Fidel Castro

A collection of photos by Miami News photographer Charles L. Trainor documenting the 1959 triumph of Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba.
Crowds continued to celebrate the death of Fidel Castro on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.
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Marchers carry the Cuban flag down Calle Ocho in front of Versailles on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Crowds gather in Hialeah on west 49 street to celebrate the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Nov. 26, 2016.
Oscar Gomez,18, left and Bryan Jardines, 17, dance on W. 49th Street in Hialeah after news of Cuban leader Fidel Castro's death spread.
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24 bodies found in Oakland fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly said authorities have found 24 victims from the fire at an Oakland warehouse. Authorities say 20% of the building has been searched in the past 12 hours. Kelly said names could be released in the next 24 hours.
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Rescue crews are still searching for victims in the wreckage of a converted two-story warehouse gutted by a deadly blaze during an electronic dance party.
At least nine people are confirmed dead in the blaze that broke out late Friday, and officials say they fear the toll could rise to 40. Because of the complexity of the rescue operation, fire officials say cadaver dogs may have to be used.
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said emergency responders found most victims on the second floor — where the party was being held — because the single stairway had become inaccessible.
Even after firefighters put out the massive blaze, the building was deemed too unsafe for emergency responders to enter. Officials say the roof collapsed onto the second floor and then parts of that collapsed on to the first floor.
“There’s limited access to the structure,” Reed told KRON-TV in San Francisco “It’s too unsafe. And not only that, there’s a lot of heavy wood from when the roof caved in that’s going to have to be removed.”
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called the fire an “immense tragedy” and pledged to get a “full accounting” that could be shared with the public as quickly as possible.
‘You could feel the heat of the flames’
Freelance journalist Sam Lefebvre said many people were just arriving at the warehouse when the fire started since the dance party was supposed to go very late. The warehouse is a “sort of live/work art space with a lot of old decorations and furniture,” Lefebvre told CNN. An electronic music DJ known as Golden Donna was scheduled to perform.
By the time John Evanofski arrived at 31st Avenue, giant flames lit up the night sky amid the billows of black smoke.
“You could feel the heat of the flames,” he told CNN. “Most of us were crying or unable to react. It was so hot and so terrible knowing that so many of us were still inside.”
Concerned family and friends used social media to find loved ones and offer support.
A Facebook page created for the event became a forum for friends and family of the victims who posted frantic messages seeking information about loved ones. Those who survived shared their names to show they were safe.
‘I had to let him go’
For filmmaker and photographer Bob Mulé, the warehouse was both his home and his community.
The 27-year-old Mulé told CNN more than 20 people living in the warehouse, paid rent and were all involved in the creation of the space.
On Friday night, Mule stopped upstairs to listen to some music he described as a “very tame setting.” Afterward, he headed downstairs to work on a painting. From his studio, he smelled smoke.
After seeing the flames, Mulé ran to find a fire extinguisher. He found one, but could not open the pin. When Mulé turned back to save his camera and laptop, he spotted a fellow artist who called out for help. Mulé suspected that heavy-set artist had broken his ankle after falling from the second floor.
“I was pulling him out,” said Mulé, who sustained burns from the fire. “The flames were too much. There was too much smoke and … I had to let him go.”
The Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’
The building is known as the “Ghost Ship.”
Photos posted online show an interior cluttered with drums, keyboards, guitars, clocks, ornate beds, plush sofas, mirrored dressers, tables, benches and artifacts. Exotic lamps hang from the ceiling, and paintings adorn some of the walls.
Darin Ranelletti, Oakland’s interim director of planning and building, told reporters Saturday the city had only approved permits for the building to be used as a warehouse — not for residences. City officials also had not signed off on a special permit for the event, Ranelletti said. In addition, firefighters found no evidence of sprinklers in the warehouse.
Last month the warehouse’s owners had received notification of city code violations for hazardous trash and debris, property records show. Officials had not yet completed an investigation into a November complaint for an illegal interior building structure.
CNN has reached out to the property owners for comment. Johnna Watson, Oakland police spokeswoman, said the building was not deemed a crime scene, but it was still early in the investigation.
Coping with a nightmare
More than 40 people gathered Saturday at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland for a vigil for victims. Organizers asked attendees to light a candle at the end of the service, saying flames caused pain and destruction “but tonight we light the flame for good and for peace.”
Now, as loved ones seek answers, photographer Mulé must wrestle with the reality of losing a friend and grapple with the nightmare of the horrific night.
“I tried to save my friend but I had to leave him,” Mulé said.
Names of Oakland fire victims begin to emerge
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Federal Officials to Explore Different Route for Dakota Pipeline

Federal officials announced on Sunday that they would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River that tribes say sits near sacred burial sites.
The decision is a victory for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of protesters camped near the construction site who have opposed the project because they said would it threaten a water source and cultural sites. Federal officials had given the protesters until tomorrow to leave a campsite near the construction site.
In a statement on Sunday, the Department of the Army’s assistant secretary for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, said that the decision was based on a need to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.
“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Ms. Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”
The consideration of alternative routes “would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement with full public input and analysis,” Ms Darcy said in a statement.
The Obama administration had blocked construction of that section since September, and in November President Obama, revealed that the Army Corps of Engineers was considering an alternative route for the project.
Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, expressed gratitude for “the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing.”
Tribal officials had criticized the route because of the potential damage to the tribe’s drinking water and that it would disrupt sacred lands.
The company building the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, has said that it was unwilling to reroute the project.
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BREAKING: Dakota protesters WIN their bid to stop pipeline being built through Standing Rock

The Dakota Access Pipeline will not go ahead at the Standing Rock Indian reservation, it was announced Sunday. Moments after the decision was announced Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council Chairman Harold Frazier told that he was 'shocked' by the news, which he'd received from Jo-Ellen Darcy, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army. The camp erupted into cheers as the news spread that the US Army Corps of engineers would not enforce an easement that would have allowed a pipeline to run under Lake Oahe half a mile south of their reservation, potentially affecting the tribe's drinking water and infringing on land rights. Areas including what was believed to be a native burial site had already been affected by construction work. Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder of the Ihanktonwan tribe, said: 'The easement has been denied. We have all come to this gathering being hosted by Mother Earth. I love you all.' Shailene Woodley, star of the 'Divergent' movies and 'The Fault in Our Stars', who had previously been arrested while protesting told a huge crowd: 'We feel so honored to have been a small part of this movement.' Cries of Mni Wiconi - 'Water is life' - went up from the crowd. Scroll down for video In a statement, Standing Rock tribal chairman Dave Archambault II said: 'Today, the US Army Corps of engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. 'Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternate routes. 'We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and do the right thing. 'The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will forever be grateful to the Obama administration for this historic decision.' He went on to thank all of those who had given moral, physical and financial support from around the globe, and in particular thanked those who had joined the protesters at Standing Rock. 'We hope that [Energy Transfer Partner CEO] Kelcy Warren, [North Dakota Governor Jack] Dalrymple and the incoming Trump administration respect this decision and understand the complex process that led us to this point,' he added. 'Treaties are paramount law and must be respected, and we welcome dialogue on how to continue to honor that moving forward,' Archambault said. 'We are not opposed to energy independence, economic development, or national security concerns but we must ensure that these decisions are made with the considerations of our Indigenous peoples.' He also said he hoped to 'heal' the tribe's relationship with local law enforcement and that he looked 'forward to a future that reflects more mutual understanding and respect'. In an official statement, the Army Darcy had decided not to approve the easement, would have allowed the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe, based on 'a need to explore alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing'. Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it's clear that there's more work to do,' Darcy said in the statement. 'The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.' That pipeline would have covered 1,172 miles under the existing plans, connecting the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota with an existing crude oil terminal near Pakota, Illinois. The 30-inch-diameter pipe was designed to transport 470,000 barrels of oil per day - putting Lake Oahe at risk of serious contamination in the case of a breach, the protesters said. Darcy said the new routes would be explored using an Environmental Impact Statement, 'with full public input and analysis'. The news came after thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock Sioux reservation this weekend in a show of solidarity with the Dakota Access pipeline protests. An estimated 2,000 servicemen and women poured into the Oceti Sakowin Camp, located on U. S. Army Corps of Engineers land near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The Veterans Stand for Standing Rock group vowed to form a human barrier in front of police to assist thousands of activists, who prefer to be known as water protectors. They have spent months braving freezing temperatures and snowstorms in a stand against the $3.8billion pipeline which is planned to tunnel beneath a lake half a mile from the reservation. Activists say it threatens water resources and has destroyed sacred Native American burial sites. The Oceti Sakowin campsite, the original name of the Sioux, meaning Seven Council Fires, swelled in numbers since Friday. Long lines of traffic passed through checkpoints to enter the camp staffed by volunteers. Green military tents sprung up as temporary barracks for veterans, many of whom wore camouflage fatigues and baseball caps of their regiments. The weekend temperatures have hovered around 30F with bright sunshine but brutal weather is due to set in next week. More snow is expected and a temperature drop to well below freezing. On Sunday morning, veterans at the camp awoke to the sound of a lone trumpeter, Tony Lughan, playing Reveille and Amazing Grace on the hill. Chief Joseph River Wind, of the Northern Arawak Tribal Nation on White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, said he felt a calling to come to Standing Rock and believes 'there is no expiration date on my oath to serve and protect'. Chief River Wind served from 1991-2000 as a military police officer in the U. S. Army's 4th Infantry. 'I've been on the other side of the shield but I have not seen civil rights violations against Americans like this,' he said. He said the veterans' operation orders were for peaceful and prayerful protests along with protection. 'We are here as a show of peaceful support for the people of the water protectors and the Lakota and Dakota people. There is no weapons, no ammunition. 'We just have our prayers and presence to let the indigenous people and the world know that there are many military veterans who are here to protect and defend them in a peaceful way.' He said that the veterans would stand up to any group trying to incite violence. 'Veterans are looking out for each other. Camp security even came and raided veterans' tents while I was sleeping last night. We don't want anything to happen that way.' Donna Williams, a member of the Sioux Nation and a U. S. Navy Gulf War veteran, told 'I am here because our tribe also gets its water from the Missouri River and it is being affected by a utility company. 'I have come here to stand with our brothers and sisters of Standing Rock and to take a stand that we need to have clean water and have rights respected.' The 1,170-mile pipeline project, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, is mostly complete, except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River. Protesters had been winterizing shelters and planned to bed in for the harsh winter months as they awaited the Army Corps decision on whether to allow the company to tunnel under the river. The Veterans Stand for Standing Rock (VSSR) movement is led by retired U. S. Army General Wesley Clark Jr and Marine veteran and former Baltimore police officer, Michael Wood Jr. Congresswoman and veteran Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii who has served two tours in the Middle East, was scheduled to speak on behalf of the veterans on Sunday. A message on the group's Facebook page warned that no drugs, alcohol or weapons are allowed at the campsite but asks that veterans bring 'body armor, has masks and earplugs'. At a law enforcement press conference on Saturday, National Guard Major General Alan Dohrmann said he had conversations with veterans' organizers and had reassurances the protest would remain peaceful. 'We had a good discussion and walked away with a mutual commitment to maintaining peace, showing mutual respect for one another, and ensuring adequate space between law enforcement and protestors who peacefully exercise their first amendment rights,' said Dohrmann. 'Both Law Enforcement and the VSSR leaders understand that there is no way to control a minority in the camp looking for confrontation, but we would continue dialogue to mitigate the action of people who don't protest in the spirit of the event,' he added. 'Mr. Clark did say that if the leaders of the VSSR group identified anyone getting out of line, they would remove those individuals from the protest area.' Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney sounded a further note of warning. 'We have received very concerning intel that an element with the protest movement wants to exploited vets with PTSD and arm them and try to trigger their PTSD and turn them aggressive. 'Besides being horrible and wrong, it could be dangerous and deadly.' He said the information is a 'credible threat' based on intelligence received from a credible source. 'We believe this is a tactic that is actively being worked. As a veteran, it is sickening for someone to do that for an activist reason to someone who has suffered the effects of war.' He said law enforcement were committed to pulling back from Backwater Bridge, a scene of previous violent protests, at 4pm on Sunday once they were convinced protesters would stay off the bridge and in the main camp. Sheriff Laney said that local law enforcement had no intention of removing protesters from the Oceti Sakowin camp on Monday. State officials last week ordered activists to vacate the camp, located on U. S. Army Corps of Engineers land, citing harsh weather conditions. 'I've been asked a hundred times what's going to happen on December 5. We're not moving on that camp and nor planning to anytime in the near future,' he said. 'If you think you'll see a mass of law enforcement and National Guard rolling in there, you'll be waiting a long time, it's not happening. He added: 'A whole lot of people are coming here expecting to see some sort of confrontation. They are going to be pretty bored. It's not happening. We are not pushing people off that land. We are not pushing people off those camps.' Laney urged the federal government to make a decision on the easement, adding: 'It's a federal problem that's been dumped in local laps.' Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier emphasized that work on construction was not happening at the drill location until the easement was signed and had urged the federal government to make a decision. U. S. Army veteran, Mike Matusewic, of Hurley, Wisconsin told that the veterans had come to Standing Rock with the aim of giving some 'relief and protection to the water protectors and walk alongside them.' 'I fought for this freedom and what they are doing here unprotected. I wanted to fight for their freedom also,' he said. John Endrizzi, a U. S. Airforce veteran who served in Vietnam, had made his third trip to Standing Rock from Rome, Wisconsin. He said: 'It's all about the water. We also have a very serious water fight in Wisconsin. Factory farms are destroying our rivers and streams. I'm a pipeline awareness advocate against Line 61 which travels through Wisconsin and creates a huge risk. They are trying to expand it to carry 1.2million barrels of oil per day.' Both veterans said that their group was 'all about non-violence and dealing with things peacefully'. Mr Endrizzi added: 'Those that would provoke us are sinful people.' Art Desmarais, from New Hampshire, drove 30 straight hours to make it Standing Rock reservation in what will be his third visit. He served with the U. S. Army both at home and overseas. 'For me personally, having served for all the wrong reasons, we are going to serve for the all right reasons now. We are going to bring this country back to how it should be.' He was optimistic that the sheriff's department and National Guard would keep their distance. 'I think they are going to leave us alone,' he said. The veteran was with Jehann El-Bisi, from Amherst, Massachusetts, whose father had worked for the Department of Defense and whose mother, who has Lakota, Scottish and French heritage, was an environmental activist. 'My mother was an activist and I watched her protect the water and the environment. I see it as my responsibility for all people to protect the environment. 'In the Lakota language the words are, Mitakuye Oyasin, which means we are all related.' She added: 'I think it is the most critical moment in time for all of humanity and Standing Rock is a defining moment in our history.' Several members of the North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council, which represents five veterans organizations in the state, held a news conference to decry the involvement of veterans in a protest that has damaged property and asked veterans not to participate in the demonstration. 'We agree that it is our constitutional right to assemble and to peacefully protest,' council President Russ Stabler said. 'However, protests over the last 100-plus days in North Dakota have been less than peaceful. 'Participating in this kind of assembly even as a peaceful bystander or participant will only mar the image of the North Dakota veterans and the veterans of our nation.' North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple previously said on Wednesday it was 'probably not feasible' to reroute the pipeline. Dalrymple said state officials never contemplated forcibly removing protesters and his evacuation order was mainly due to concerns about inclement weather endangering people. The Standing Rock Sioux, in a statement on Wednesday, said that because 'the Governor of North Dakota and Sheriff of Morton County are relative newcomers' to the land, 'it is understandable they would be concerned about severe winter weather'. They said the camp has adequate shelter to handle the cold weather, adding that the Great Sioux Nation has survived 'in this region for millennia without the concerns of state or county governments'.
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Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship," found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount... ...
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Trump is expanding the search for his secretary of state

When it comes to his most prominent cabinet pick, Donald Trump is keeping his options open.
After narrowing the potential secretary of state picks down to four finalists, he now plans to expand the search and interview additional candidates, a senior adviser said on Sunday.
The president-elect does not want to rush the decision and will be meeting with more people this week, Kellyanne Conway told reporters in Trump Tower.
“It is true that he’s broadened the search, and the secretary of state is an incredibly important position for any president to fill,” she said. “He’s very fortunate to have interest among serious men and women ... so, he continues to talk to different people.”
The original shortlist included 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who was one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics during the campaign. After a high-profile dinner in a New York restaurant with the president-elect earlier this week, Romney said he was “very impressed” with Trump and his transition efforts.
Trump’s transition team has been split over who to nominate for the top cabinet post. On Nov. 30, Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters that the field had been narrowed down to four names, and suggested Romney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani were the two frontrunners. Sen. Bob Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus also met with Trump.
“Who knows how many finalists there will be,” Conway said on Sunday. “It’s a big decision and nobody should rush through it.”
Asked what had changed in the last week to lead Trump to widen his options, she said the interest from qualified people had been overwhelming.
“There are a number of people that we may not have thought wanted to leave their very lucrative private industry positions to go and serve the government and they are coming forth now and expressing interest and it’s exciting, frankly, to at least get their counsel,” she said.
Former Utah Gov. John Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, is reportedly one of the new additions to the list. Huntsman, who endorsed Trump in May, served as President Barack Obama’s first ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence also named former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as a contender for the position.
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Far-Right Candidate Loses Bid for Presidency in Austria

Austrians have elected a pro-European former Green Party leader, Alexander Van der Bellen, as their next president over a far-right candidate who had campaigned on an anti-immigration, " Austria First" platform.
Austria's presidency is a largely ceremonial post, but if Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer had won, he would have become Austria and Western Europe’s first far-right head of state since World War II.
Coming after Donald Trump 's win in the United States and the Brexit vote in Britain, the vote was being watched across Europe as an indication of how well right-wing figures would do next year in elections in other European nations.
The result was greeted with relief and congratulations by mainstream politicians in Austria and neighboring Germany.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who heads that country's center-left Social Democrats, told the Bild newspaper that "a load has been taken off the mind of all of Europe. " He called the result in Austria "a clear victory for good sense against right-wing populism. "
Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, called Van der Bellen's victory a defeat for "anti-European, backward-looking populism. "
Hofer, a 45-year-old former engineer, conceded defeat on his Facebook page to Van der Bellen, a 72-year-old former economics professor.
Hofer thanked his supporters on Facebook and expressed sadness that his campaign was unsuccessful.
He also congratulated his rival and appealed for unity. “We are all Austrians,” he wrote, “no matter how we decide at the ballot box.”
Sunday’s vote was a runoff after balloting in May gave Van der Bellen a razor-thin majority of roughly 31,000 votes.
The Freedom Party contested the outcome in Austria’s constitutional court and won, with the court citing ballot-counting irregularities and ordering a new election.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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9 Dead, More Than A Dozen Missing After Blaze Breaks Out At Oakland Warehouse Party

OAKLAND, C. A. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area say at least nine people are dead and more than a dozen are missing after a fire broke out at a warehouse party in Oakland, California on Friday night.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said he expects those numbers to rise.
“How far, I don’t know. We’re expecting the worst, maybe a couple dozen,” he said.
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said there were between 50 and 100 people inside the converted “Oakland Ghost Ship” warehouse and performance space at the time of the fire, and at least 25 people were unaccounted for Saturday.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said the building’s roof collapsed and that fire investigators will have to search through debris to find any remaining bodies, CBS News’ Danielle Nottingham reported.
“Because of the devastating nature of this incident, we have been extremely limited in our ability to get access inside the structure,” she said.
Investigators took finger prints to help identify the dead and said they might bring in cadaver dogs to help search for more victims. Officials said it could take several more days to go through the entire building.
— Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) December 3, 2016
Late Saturday night, Oakland officials said the city launched an investigation into the building nearly three weeks ago.
“There was an inspection at the property, and we were able to confirm blight at the property. We are still investigating allegations of unpermitted construction,” Planning Building Director Darin Ranelletti said.
The warehouse had been partitioned into several artist studios and was packed with combustible materials used by the artists, including furniture, mannequins, lamps, and other objects. Deloche-Reed said the building didn’t have a clear exit path and the only way out of the second floor was via a makeshift stairwell made of pallets.
Fire officials say the building was not equipped with sprinklers.
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— Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) December 3, 2016
Bob Mule, a resident artist in the building, got separated from his friends while trying to escape and suffered minor burns to his arms and hands.
“I haven’t seen him. There’s been flames shooting out of the building for the last 30 minutes,” he said. “I hope he’s OK.”
“It was too hot, too much smoke, I had to get out of there,” he added. “I literally felt my skin peeling and my lungs being suffocated by smoke. I couldn’t get the fire extinguisher to work.”
Family and friends gathered at a staging area Saturday, waiting for word about their loved ones.
“I want to go over there. If my brother is in there, I want to find him,” Dan Vega, who’s brother is missing, said.
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Oakland police urged those concerned about missing people to call the Alameda County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau at 510-382-3000.
Investigators believe many of those killed were under the age of 30, and some were visiting the United States from other countries.
Tents were set up as the coroner’s office removed the bodies from the burned out building.
City officials said there were no permits issued for a rave party to be held in the warehouse.
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Dispensing With Tip-Toeing, Trump Puts Taiwan in Play

TAIPEI—Donald Trump took the call. The voice on the other end of the line was Taiwan’s president congratulating him. They chatted for a few minutes about economic matters and security—the normal business of politics. Why all the fuss?
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Austria Rejects Anti-Immigrant Populist in Presidential Election

VIENNA—Austrians voted against an anti-immigrant populist as their next president by a resounding margin, bucking a trend of nationalist electoral successes across the West.
Center-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen beat back a challenge from his right-wing opponent Norbert Hofer, winning 53.3% of the vote in the country’s runoff election, according to a final count of votes cast on Sunday and a projection of mail-in ballot...
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‘Project Runway’ Season 15 Designer Safe Despite Heading To Rave That Resulted In Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

On Friday night, Simmons tweeted that he was taking a break from work and going out. Yet, he did not reveal where he was headed to or what he planned to do.
“Heading out alone tonight, it’s good for me.”
Heading out alone tonight, it's good for me.
— Dexter Simmons (@DexterFlawk) December 3, 2016
Dexter’s next tweet was on Saturday. He tweeted video from the warehouse fire a brief revelation that he was headed to the warehouse where the rave was held. It is not clear if he ever reached the event, or if he was in or nearby the Ghost Ship warehouse.
“Last night the rave I was going to lit on fire and many are missing and a lot of people died.”
Last night the rave I was going to lit on fire and many are missing and a lot of people died.
— Dexter Simmons (@DexterFlawk) December 3, 2016
Next, Dexter tweeted that he was safe, but “freaked out.” He points out that if the events of his night out had played out differently, he would have been right in the midst of the unthinkable tragic event.
“I freaked out but safe. If my night had gone any different I would have been in the middle of that.”
I freaked out but safe. If my night had gone any different I would have been in the middle of that.
— Dexter Simmons (@DexterFlawk) December 3, 2016
His last tweet expresses his worry that he cannot find friends and discovering that other friends have died. Dexter expresses his appreciation for being lucky to not have been in the midst of this venue. Yet, understandably, Dexter confesses that he is not really sure if he is ok.
“Trying to find my missing friends and finding out people are dead. I’m so blessed and also just lucky. I’m not sure I’m really ok tho.”
Trying to find my missing friends and finding out people are dead. I'm so blessed and also just lucky. I'm not sure I'm really ok tho.
— Dexter Simmons (@DexterFlawk) December 3, 2016
Fans of the extremely talented designer are also sure to be grateful that Dexter is ok. At this time, he has only spoken through his Twitter feed, but not to the media with details of his evening and his personal relationships to those who lived and worked on their artistic pursuits at the Ghost Ship.
The Oakland area artists are a tight-knit group of people that move in similar social and artistic circles. This horrific incident will forever alter the lives of this Bay Area artistic community, yet fans of the innovative Simmons surely hope that he continues to create his beautiful and haunting designs.
My ride or die homie @dexterflawk is one of the most amazing human beings in this world and I'm so grateful to @projectrunway for connecting the two of us. You will be missed but yer my #???????? for life. #designerERIN #designerDexter
A photo posted by Erin Robertson (@an_erin) on Nov 18, 2016 at 12:05pm PST
This years NYC fashion week with models @kay_isforkindness @meishabrooks @candicez_q and @madamegandhi on drums. @projectrunway @styledtorock #dexterflawk #fashiondesigner @stylefw #bust #Unphased #backtowork #workhard #askedtoshow
A photo posted by Dexter (@dexterflawk) on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:47pm PST
Dexter took a very Goth inspired, long, sheer black gown with black leather jacket with his trademark puffy shoulder pads down the runway. Sadly, he was on the bottom with this bold gown. In a shocking twist, Nathalia JMag was eliminated and seconds later, Heidi told an emotional Dexter that he was also eliminated. Even though it was not a winning look, Dexter remained true to his aesthetic and was proud of what he accomplished on the show.
#DesignerDexter is proud of his look regardless of the outcome! #ProjectRunway
— Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) November 20, 2016
Photos: Inside the "Oakland Ghost Ship" warehouse building before it caught fire.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) December 4, 2016
At this time, Joel Shanahan, the Madison, Wisconsin based musician who was the headliner, Golden Donna, is understandably shaken and has canceled his West Coast tour and plans on returning home as soon as possible. Other local techno-musicians remain missing.
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Trump vows 35% tax for US firms that move jobs overseas

US President-elect Donald Trump says he will impose punitive taxes on US firms that move manufacturing overseas.
Mr Trump promised a 35% tax on products sold in the US by any business that fired American workers, and built a factory elsewhere.
Firms should be "forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake", he said.
Mr Trump has promised to help blue-collar workers, reduce taxes and regulations on businesses.
"The US is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the US without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! " [sic], the Republican tweeted .
"There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies wanting to sell their product, cars, A. C. units etc., back across the border," he went on.
"This tax will make leaving financially difficult, but these companies are able to move between all 50 states, with no tax or tariff being charged.
"Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake! THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. "
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"Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers. This is happening all over the country. No more! " he fumed.
Experts have waned that the president-elect will face legal challenges if he tries to impose tariffs on specific companies without congressional approval.
Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, predicted that the US courts would block such a move.
Mr Trump, who defeated Hillary Clinton in the poll, is due to be sworn in on 20 January.
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Jill Stein says she'll 'escalate' Pennsylvania recount case after earlier plans to drop it

Stein on Saturday cited a major cost placed on voters due to a state court ruling that says the voters requesting the recount must pay a $1 million bond. But shortly after midnight Sunday Stein tweeted about plans to continue on the recount bid.
"On Monday, I will escalate #Recount2016 in PA and file to demand a statewide recount on constitutional grounds. The people deserve answers," she wrote.
A statement from the Stein campaign shortly after said it will file a lawsuit in federal court Monday seeking a statewide recount.
"Over the past several days, it has become clear that the barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania are so pervasive and that the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem that we must seek federal court intervention," said Jonathan Abady, lead counsel to the Stein recount efforts. "As a result, on Monday the Stein campaign will escalate our campaign in Pennsylvania and file for emergency relief in federal court, demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds. "
Stein earlier in the weekend had taken aim at procedural hurdles at the state level.
"The judge's outrageous demand that voters pay such an exorbitant figure is a shameful, unacceptable barrier to democratic participation," Stein said in a statement. "This is yet another sign that Pennsylvania's antiquated election law is stacked against voters. By demanding a $1 million bond from voters yesterday, the court made clear it has no interest in giving a fair hearing to these voters' legitimate concerns over the accuracy, security and fairness of an election tainted by suspicion. "
Stein campaign spokeswoman Jordan Brueckner later clarified Saturday that while petitioners withdrew their case for a statewide recount, recounts in hundreds of precincts in some Pennsylvania counties -- including Philadelphia, Allegheny and Lehigh -- will continue. The campaign is also still pushing for forensic audits of voting machine software in the state.
Stein tweeted that the expense of the recount was caused by elected leaders.
"#Recount2016 is so expensive because of elected leaders who have refused to invest in a 21st-century voting system. "
"This is about responding to the American voters who are standing up and saying, 'We deserve an election system that we can trust, and that is accurate, that is secure against hacking, against human error, against machine error, and in which the votes are being counted.' Because right now, it's not clear that all the votes are being counted," Stein said on "Fox News Sunday. "
Stein denied that the more than $6.5 million she's raised for the recount -- far more than the nearly $900,000 she collected for her 2012 presidential campaign and the $2.5 million she raised in 2016 as the Green Party nominee -- is a list-building fundraising scheme.
"This money is going strictly into a segregated account which can only be spent on the recount. So, this money is entirely, will be completely used, and we'll be lucky if we can cover the costs," she said.
Trump disagreed, tweeting Sunday afternoon, "The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing votes in Wisconsin recount. Just a Stein scam to raise money! "
Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- three battleground states where Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton.
Pennsylvania is not the only state where recount efforts are running into opposition. Michigan's attorney general, a Republican, filed a suit to stop a recount in his state Friday and Trump supporters in Wisconsin this week have also tried to stop the recount in progress there.
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Stein raised nearly $7 million to fund the recount efforts, following news that security experts alerted Clinton's campaign to the possibility of hacks in key counties in those states.
Despite the fact there's been no credible evidence so far of election tampering, Stein has maintained in recent interviews -- including with CNN -- "you cannot tell unless you're actually counting paper votes. "
Clinton's campaign has sent its lawyers to participate in the recount process to "ensure that it is fair to all sides," Marc Elias, the campaign's counsel, wrote in a post on Medium earlier this week.
Trump has dismissed the recount efforts as a "scam. "
This story has been updated.
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College football playoff teams announced

The four teams that earned spots in the College Football Playoff were named Sunday, and there really were no surprises. Alabama , Clemson , Ohio State and Washington will face off in the semifinals, which will be held Dec. 31. The semifinal
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Cuban Exiles See Only a Glimmer of Hope in Castro's Funeral

In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba.
Garcia, 76, a retired electronics salesman who left Cuba in 1963, sipped espresso as others smoked cigars at the Versailles restaurant, a hub for exiles who fled political oppression or other hardships since Castro's communist revolution of 1959. Huge, noisy crowds had gathered for days after word spread last weekend of Castro's death, but had dissipated by Sunday.
"It's a light at the end of the tunnel," Garcia said of Castro's death, but he said he was not counting on moves toward democracy any time soon.
Garcia said it was painful to see leaders in some Latin American countries praising Castro "'for supposedly liberating the poor, when in reality he has enslaved the poor. "
He joked that there was no sadness at the restaurant about Castro's funeral. "It's the best funeral ever. Look at us. No one is crying, everyone is happy, no need for handkerchiefs. It's a party," Garcia said.
Jose Llanes, 70, said nobody should be fooled by any images from Cuban showing thousands of people mourning. "When people are oppressed, they are told what to do. "
The older generations of Cuban exiles have generally backed a hard line toward U. S. relations with the island, including an embargo and strict limits on engagement until the island shows moves toward democracy, but that view has softened among the younger generation.
Giancarlo Sopo, 33, founder of Miami-based CubaOne Foundation, which arranges trips for younger Cuban-Americans to visit the island, said in a telephone interview that for five decades Fidel Castro dominated the way people viewed Cuba. "It is now my hope that when people now think of Cuba they think of the hopes and dreams of the 11 million people who live there," he said.
"Both younger and older Cuban Americans care about Cuba, but we express that passion in different ways. My father was a Bay of Pigs veteran," Sopo said. "For his generation caring about Cuba meant supporting sanctions. My generation has taken a different approach. My generation wants to go to the island, meet their peers, reconnect with their families and learn about the cultural affairs. The focus has broadened, but we still very much respect their pain. "
Aida Levitan, president of Artes Miami, a nonprofit organization that promotes Latino artists, said that the funeral "instills a little bit of hope for the Cuban people that this is the beginning of the end. "
"Many people are not optimistic because Raul Castro still runs the country, but Fidel was the mythical figure and so it feels there is a difference," she said. "Like a Spanish expression goes: There's no evil that survives 100 years. "
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Leftovers 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule box office again

Audiences came back for a second helping of "Moana" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts, with "Moana" bringing in $28.4 million and "Fantastic Beasts" earning $18.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Disney's animated "Moana," in only its second weekend in theaters and second weekend at No. 1, has grossed $119.9 million, while Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts" has earned $183.5 million in three weeks.
Paramount's sci-fi mindbender "Arrival" took third with $7.3 million, while the company's World War II spy thriller "Allied" placed fourth with $7.1 million. Disney and Marvel's "Doctor Strange" rounded out the top five with $6.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $215.3 million.
The weekend's only new opener, the micro-budget horror film "Incarnate," fell short of modest expectations and took in only $2.6 million. The film, which stars Carice van Houten and Aaron Eckhart, was expected to earn in the $4 million range.
"We are disappointed that we fell short of our goal and repeating the success of our previous releases," BH Tilt executive John Hegeman said. "The low-cost nature of the BH Tilt films and release model enables us to experiment and take risks, and we look forward to seeing what we can learn from this weekend for our future BH Tilt slate releases in 2017. "
In limited release, the Jacqueline Kennedy biopic "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman in one of the year's buzziest performances, earned $275,000 from five theaters. Another awards contender, "Manchester by the Sea" expanded to 156 theaters and brought in $2.4 million.
Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for box office tracker comScore, said that this post-Thanksgiving weekend is usually pretty slow.
"The Thanksgiving holiday is a long, extended binge of eating food and watching lots of movies, and then this weekend is the diet. It is somewhat typical," Dergarabedian said. "It's like we're taking a quick breather before the homestretch. "
The weekend overall is expected to be down about 3 percent from last year, which saw the Christmas-themed horror film "Krampus" rake in $16.3 million. But the box office for the year remains up around 4 percent.
The question now is whether or not the 2016 box office will surpass last year's record $11.135 billion. While there are still some big films on the horizon, including "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and the animated "Sing," it remains to be seen whether or not they will compete with the late-game 2015 juggernaut of "The Force Awakens," which earned $652 million in the last 14 days of the year.
"It's going to be a tight race," Dergarabedian said.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U. S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Moana," $28.4 million ($32 million international).
2. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," $18.5 million ($60.4 million international).
3. "Arrival," $7.3 million ($4.8 million international0
4. "Allied," $7.1 million ($12.1 million international).
5. "Doctor Strange," $6.5 million ($3.7 million international).
6. "Trolls," $4.6 million ($7.1 million international).
7. "Hacksaw Ridge," $3.4 million ($1.8 million international).
8. "Bad Santa 2," $3.3 million ($1 million international).
9. "Incarnate," $2.6 million ($370,000 international).
10. "Almost Christmas," $2.5 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U. S. and Canada), according to comScore:
1. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," $60.4 million.
2. "Your Name," $40.9 million.
3. "Moana," $32 million.
4. "Underworld: Blood Wars," $16.3 million.
5. "Allied," $12.1 million.
6. "Sully," $11.2 million.
7. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," $10.5 million.
8. "Sword Master," $7.3 million.
9. "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," $5.9 million.
10. "Arrival," $4.8 million.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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Putin says Trump a clever man, will understand new responsibility quickly

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U. S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will understand the level of his new responsibility quickly, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by news agencies as saying in an interview with NTV TV.
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Petraeus defends candidacy for secretary of state while Snowden slams him

Former General David Petraeus defended his qualifications to be the Trump administration's secretary of state despite a scandal that led to his resignation from the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency and a conviction for mishandling classified information.
"Five years ago, I made a serious mistake," Petraeus said in a Sunday interview on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," adding that he's already paid a "very heavy price" for his missteps. "Folks will have to factor that in and determine whether that is indeed disqualifying or not. "
Meanwhile, in an interview with Yahoo News' Katie Couric, government whistleblower Edward Snowden said the former CIA director leaked information that was "far more highly classified" than anything he had ever disclosed, but with minimal penalty.
Snowden, a former NSA contractor who leaked details on the government's collection of intelligence on Americans, said that he shared information "with the public for their benefit," whereas Petraeus shared information with "his biographer and lover for personal benefit. "
Petraeus is being considered for secretary of state even though Trump, throughout his campaign, lambasted Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified material on a private email server and chants of "lock her up" became standard at his rallies. FBI Director James Comey said Clinton's actions, while careless, didn't amount to a crime.
Petraeus, 64, is among the candidates for the State Department job that remains unfilled even as Trump's transition team has named people to lesser roles. President-elect Donald Trump met with several people in recent weeks, but his team indicated that the search is broadening.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that the list of people being considered "might grow a little bit," as reports emerged that Jon Huntsman, a former Republican governor of Utah and U. S. ambassador to China in the Obama administration, may be an additional candidate.
Pence, in his own Sunday appearance on ABC, said that Petraeus "is an American hero" who has paid the consequences for his mistakes.
Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer -- with whom he shared classified documents -- led to his earlier departure from public life and a 2015 plea deal that required him to serve two years on probation on a misdemeanor charge.
In his interview, Snowden said there is a "two -tier" justice system in the U. S. that favors people like Petraeus with government connections or personal wealth.
But the former four-star general, who once drew praise for his leadership in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he's continued in international work as chairman of the KKR Global Institute. In that role, he's visited nearly 40 countries, he said.
The future secretary of state will shepherd the foreign policy of Trump, who made waves on Dec. 2 over a telephone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen that went against longstanding U. S. practice. The call was expected to agitate the Chinese government, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province.
Petraeus was also questioned about how he and Trump would force Mexico to pay for the border wall Trump has proposed, to which he said he was "not sure what the scheme would be there for that" but that the U. S. would have to work with Mexico to figure out how to increase security without jeopardizing commerce.
Petraeus said Trump is "quite pragmatic" on policy issues.
Also, although Trump has sometimes exchanged praise with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Petraeus said Russia remains "one of the threats, one of the challenges to our security. " Strategic talks could be warranted with Russia, though, over defeating the Islamic State, resolving problems in Syria and about the "challenges of the Russian-supported separatists in southeastern Ukraine," he said.
Were Petraeus to join Trump's White House, he'd be the third former general hired by the president-elect — including the proposed nominee for Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and Michael Flynn, who was named national security adviser. Addressing concerns that the administration would be heavily influenced by former military officials, Petraeus said that much of his job as a senior general was diplomatic.
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Pence Denies Trump's Carrier Deal is Cronyism--Here's the Problem with That

Appearing on ABC's This Week Sunday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence denied that the deal between Carrier and the incoming Trump administration was "crony capitalism," telling anchor George Stephanopoulos it was simply "changed circumstances":
Pence did a fair job at spinning the situation to make it appear as though the Carrier deal was economically healthy. It's not.
According to Politico , not only was Carrier offered millions in tax breaks, there was a deeper layer to the deal. In addition to speaking with CEO of Carrier, Mike Pence also spoke with the chairman of Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, which "manufactures aerospace and defense products," and "received the seventh-highest level of federal funding among private companies in fiscal 2015. "
John Mutz, a member of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) "thinks [Carrier's] choice is driven by concerns from [their] parent company, United Technologies, that it could lose a portion of its roughly $6.7 billion in federal contracts. "
Politico quotes Mutz:
This is the heart of sleazy, crony capitalism that conservatives have been complaining about for the last eight years. Carrier wanted to move jobs to Mexico because of cost concerns. Donald Trump and Mike Pence offered them $7 million in tax breaks--otherwise known as a $7 million bribe--to stay in the United States. This wasn't enough, however, as Carrier had rejected a deal from the IEDC in February.
Enter United Technologies, which does approximately $6.7 billion in business with the United States annually. If Carrier were to ship 1,100 jobs to Mexico, United Technologies could be in the crosshairs of the Trump administration come January 20th.
This is called economic coercion. Even if Trump or Pence never mentioned cutting ties with United Technologies, the threat hangs in the air; it's implied.
Bribery and coercion are what kept Carrier from leaving. That's far from healthy. Carrier gets tax incentives that other companies will not get, and their parent company gets to keep billions of dollars in federal contracts.
The federal government cannot be in the business of hand picking its favorite companies. When deals like the one between Trump and Carrier become the norm, it creates a monstrous imbalance in the economy. Some companies prosper simply because they have the right connections to the federal government, and other companies wither in their shadow.
If the NFL commissioner gave his favorite team the first five picks during draft season, millions of dollars more than any other team, and exclusive access to the best and most advanced training facilities in the world, other teams simply wouldn't be able to compete. It wouldn't be fair. The Carrier deal amounts to the same thing.
There's another downside to this behavior. Seeing the arrangement Trump brokered with Carrier, other American companies may threaten to leave the United States in order to force the Trump administration to come to their negotiating table. It's an incestuous relationship that breeds economic disparity.
Bribery, coercion, cronyism. 46 days before Donald Trump is even sworn into office, and he's already proving his critics right.
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Why Alec Baldwin Thinks Trump Tweets Signal Something Sinister

Before you dismiss President-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter tirade against Alec Baldwin, consider the actor’s response to the soon-to-be world leader.
Trump called Baldwin’s now famous impersonation of him “sad” on Saturday night , saying on Twitter that the actor’s bit on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” “just can’t get any worse.”
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To that, Baldwin responded:
… @realDonaldTrump
Release your tax returns and I’ll stop.
– ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 4, 2016
But the actor also retweeted a link to an August article from The Atlantic that compared Trump to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, highlighting a quote from the piece:
“Mussolini’s rise to power also exemplifies another authoritarian trait America has seen during this campaign: The charismatic leader who tests the limits of what the public, press, and political class will tolerate. This exploration begins early and is accomplished through controversial actions and threatening or humiliating remarks toward groups or individuals. It’s designed to gauge the collective appetite and permission for verbal and physical violence and the use of extralegal methods in policing and other realms.”
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Baldwin is not alone in raising alarm bells over Trump’s ostentatious statements, many of which he tweets for his 16.6 million followers to see.
An article published by Salon on Sunday said that the president-elect’s public scorn of satire like that employed by Baldwin is part of a strategy to control the media. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” wrote Robert Reich, one of the country’s leading experts on work and the economy, and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs,” he said, outlining them as:
1. Berate the media 2. Blacklist critical media 3. Turn the public against the media 4. Condemn satirical or critical comments 5. Threaten the media directly 6. Limit media access 7. Bypass the media and communicate with the public directly.
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Indeed, it’s not enough to bemoan or even sharply criticize Trump’s freewheeling tweets if you want to effectively oppose him, argued Luigi Zingales in a recent New York Times piece that compared Trump to another controversial Italian figure: Silvio Berlusconi. “Mr. Berlusconi was able to govern Italy for as long as he did mostly thanks to the incompetence of his opposition,” wrote Zingales. “It was so rabidly obsessed with his personality that any substantive political debate disappeared; it focused only on personal attacks, the effect of which was to increase Mr. Berlusconi’s popularity.”
Piggybacking on that thought, New York Magazine consulted with protest experts for a tutorial on how to strategically voice opposition to a Trump-led administration: “1. Trump can be useful as a galvanizing force, but keep things focused on whatever your particular issue is,” wrote Jesse Singal. “2. Make everyone who is interested in your cause, or who exhibits curiosity about it, feel welcome. … 3. Stay nonviolent.”
So before going on a knee-jerk, Trump-style Twitter tirade against the president-elect the next time he riles you up — like this woman just did — think about the fact that it may very well be the response that Trump wants to elicit.
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Renzi facing exit as polls point to Italy referendum defeat

Matteo Renzi's time as Italy's prime minister appeared to be over Sunday as exit polls indicated voters had overwhelmingly rejected constitutional reform proposals on which he had staked his future.
The reformist premier had vowed to quit if he lost the vote on proposals to streamline parliament and the first exit polls indicated he had been left with little other option.
Polls for national broadcaster Rai and the La7 television channel both called the vote decisively for the No camp. Their surveys put the winning margin at an average of 56.7 percent to 43.3.
Almost 70 percent of the electorate turned out to vote, first reports from polling stations indicated, underlining the stakes after Renzi's resignation pledge turned the vote into a de facto referendum on his leadership and record.
The projected result was in line with what opinion polls had been indicating up until November 18, after which the media were banned from publishing survey results.
Renzi was due to make a statement at his Palazzo Chigi official residence around midnight, aides had said prior to the polls closing.
The defeat and Renzi's likely departure will plunge Italy in a new phase of political uncertainty and possible economic turmoil.
Presuming Renzi does step down, President Sergio Mattarella will be charged with brokering the appointment of a new government to run Italy until the next general election, which has to take place by the spring of 2018.
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The main opposition parties went into the vote insisting that there should be early elections if the proposals -- curtailing the size and powers of Italy's Senate and transferring powers from regions to the national government -- were defeated.
Renzi had gone the final weekend of the campaign insisting he could still win voters around.
And during the day his hopes were raised as turnout in the prosperous north of the country far exceeded that in the south -- a pattern which was seen as a potential boost to the premier's survival hopes.
But it appeared in the end that voters on both sides were equally energised, leaving the balance of forces much as it had been at the start of the campaign.
Opposition parties denounced the proposed amendments to the 68-year-old constitution as dangerous for democracy because they would have removed important checks and balances on executive power.
Spearheaded by the populist Five Star Movement, the biggest rival to Renzi's Democratic party, the "No" campaign also capitalised on Renzi's declining popularity, a sluggish economy and the problems caused by tens of thousands of migrants arriving in Italy from Africa.
Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Northern League said Renzi should resign immediately and called for early elections.
"God willing it's over. A new era starts tomorrow I hope," he had said earlier in the day.
- Populist victory -
The No vote represents a major victory for Five Star leader Beppe Grillo, who had urged Italians to follow their gut instincts.
But Renzi's backers believed they were voting for overdue change.
Outside a polling station in Rome, business owner Raffaele Pasquini, 37, told AFP he had voted "Yes" in the interest of his two-year-old son.
"We are voting to try and change a country that has been stalled for far too long," he said.
Some short-term market turbulence looks inevitable in the wake of the vote.
And some analysts fear a deeper crisis of investor confidence that could derail a rescue scheme for Italy's most indebted banks, triggering a wider financial crisis across the eurozone.
After the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, the No vote is likely to be interpreted as another victory for populist forces and a potential stepping stone to government for Grillo's Five Star.
But the campaign was not just about popular discontent with the state of Italy. Many Italians of a similar political bent to Renzi had deep reservations about the proposed changes to the constitution.
Under the proposals, the second-chamber Senate, currently a body of 315 directly-elected and five lifetime lawmakers, would have been reduced to only 100 members, mostly nominated by the regions.
The chamber would also have been stripped of most of its powers to block and revise legislation, and to unseat governments.
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Kerry says would be valuable for Trump to seek advice before calls

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it would be valuable for President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to seek State Department recommendations before contacting foreign leaders but that it had yet to do so. "We have not been contacted before any of these conversations. We have not been requested to provide talking points," Kerry said during a question-and-answer session at a think tank conference. "I do think there's a value, obviously on having at least the recommendations, whether you choose to follow them or not is a different issue, but I think it's valuable to ask people who work the desk, and have worked it for a long period of time, their input on what's the current state, is there some particular issue at the moment," Kerry added. "I think that's valuable, and I would certainly recommend it, but, obviously, that hasn't happened in a few cases. " Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday triggered a diplomatic protest from China and raised questions about whether the Republican president-elect might be signaling a change to U. S. policy. Vice President-elect Mike Pence denied that on Sunday, describing it as a "courtesy call. " The telephone conversation was the first by a U. S. president-elect or president with a Taiwanese leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China. " The diplomatic contretemps was one of several recently for Trump, a real estate magnate who has never held public office and has no foreign affairs or military experience. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, is still considering his choice for secretary of state. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Peter Cooney)
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Local politicians, two reporters killed in Finland shooting

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Italy's referendum: A nightmare scenario in the heart of Europe

Italians will vote Sunday in a crucial referendum that could -- in one nightmare scenario -- force the prime minister's resignation, spark a banking crisis and ultimately push Italy out of the eurozone.
Such a scenario would require a line of political dominoes to fall in just the right way.
But investors are increasingly concerned. The yield on 10-year Italian government bonds has spiked in recent weeks above 2%. The yield on German debt is just 0.3%.
The surge in borrowing costs, combined with punishment doled out to Italian banking stocks, suggest that investors now view the country as the eurozone's biggest risk, and the latest in a long line of threats to the region's stability.
Italians are being asked to vote on a sweeping series of constitutional reforms championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He says the changes are vital to end political gridlock and revive Italy's stagnant economy, and has pledged to resign if voters reject them.
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The immediate risk stems from the country's troubled banks, which are saddled with about €360 billion ($383 billion) in non-performing loans, roughly a third of the eurozone total. The sector is already in distress, but the prospect of a political crisis, market turmoil and recession would make matters worse.
"Many plausible scenarios point to a narrowing of options for the banks in distress, and broadly bad news should 'no' prevail -- but the question is, how bad? " asked Luca Raffellini of Frost & Sullivan.
Monte dei Paschi ( BMDPF ) -- the world's oldest operating bank -- is likely to serve as the proverbial canary in the coal mine. The bank is racing to raise new funds, and its plan could be upended by a sudden change in government.
Its stock has lost 86% so far this year, and other heavyweights such as Unicredit ( UNCFF ) have fared little better.
Italian politics would be plunged into disarray by a "no" vote on the constitutional reforms. The chief beneficiaries would likely be populist parties that have capitalized on anger over an economy that's been stuck in neutral for the past decade. (Data published Thursday showed GDP ticked up a bit but still grew by just 1% in the third quarter.)
Here's where the politics gets really tricky to predict: If Renzi follows through on his pledge to resign, it is possible -- but not a foregone conclusion -- that early elections could be triggered.
Italy has several eurosceptic opposition parties, including the Five-Star Movement (on the left) and the Northern League (on the right). It does not, however, have a viable centrist alternative to the current government.
"A political crisis could thus open up a bigger can of worms in Italy than it would elsewhere," said economists at Berenberg.
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If early elections are called, the Five-Star Movement could campaign on a promise to hold a referendum on Italy's continued membership in the euro. The party, founded by comedian Beppe Grillo, is animated by many of the same forces that Trump leveraged to win the White House.
Nearly 40% of Italians have an unfavorable view of the EU, according to a Pew Research Center poll from June.
Berenberg's analysts believe the probability of Italy actually holding a referendum on the euro is less than 5%. There are important reasons for this: A referendum may not even be legal under the Italian constitution, and there's no guarantee that eurosceptic parties would triumph in early elections.
Analysts broadly agree that Italy is most likely to stick with the euro. "In the end, the risk that Italy would want to leave the safety of the euro looks rather remote," wrote Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank.
But even the most airtight assurance might be of little comfort to investors in a post-Brexit, post-Trump world.
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Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or face 'inevitable death'

The Syrian army has ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death", as a series of air strikes on the neighbouring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children.
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Iran says it won't walk away from the nuclear deal that Trump has threatened to 'dismantle'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized U. S. lawmakers on Sunday for, in his view, undermining a landmark nuclear agreement but said Tehran had no intention of abandoning the deal.
In a speech to parliament, Rouhani slammed a Senate vote last week to extend for 10 years a longstanding package of trade, energy, defense and banking sanctions against Iran.
The unilateral U. S. restrictions were not rescinded by the agreement that Iran signed last year with six world powers — including the United States — to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of international sanctions.
Rouhani delivered an endorsement of the nuclear deal, a signature foreign policy achievement of the Obama administration that is under fire both from Iranian hard-liners and from President-elect Donald Trump , who has pledged to “dismantle” it.
The moderate president’s speech was aimed mainly at pacifying hard-line domestic critics who say the nuclear accord has not delivered the economic benefits he promised. Iran’s economy continues to struggle nearly one year after restrictions on oil sales and other international trade were lifted.
“The benefits of the nuclear deal are clear for everybody,” Rouhani said. “We can now, under the nuclear deal, export as much oil as possible. International transportation and shipping are much less inexpensive, and many trade and foreign investment contracts and agreements have been signed.”
Iran has argued that unilateral U. S. sanctions over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support for terrorism dent American credibility and undermine the spirit of the nuclear deal by restricting its access to dollars, the currency of most international trade.
The Senate voted 99-0 on Thursday to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for 10 years. The White House has said President Obama opposes the extension of the law but will not veto it.
“We believe the Iran Sanctions Act extension is not necessary, but we also believe it won't interfere with the Iran deal,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.
Lawmakers say the extension allows the U. S. to punish Iran should the nation fail to live up to the terms of the nuclear deal.
Iranian officials, led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have ratcheted up anti-U. S. rhetoric in response to the continuing sanctions.
Iranian media reported Sunday that 145 lawmakers — half of the 290-member parliament — have signed a petition to boycott all American-made products. If enacted, it could imperil a reported $25-billion agreement with Boeing to upgrade Iran’s passenger airline fleet, the biggest U. S.-Iran business deal since Washington cut diplomatic ties with Tehran following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
When Rouhani said a special committee of Iran’s national security council would issue a report on implementation of the nuclear deal, chants of “Death to America!” echoed through the chamber.
Yet the nuclear deal remains popular in Iran for reducing its diplomatic isolation and in Western capitals for boosting hopes of winning Tehran’s cooperation on other thorny issues, such as battling Islamic State extremists in Syria.
In the weeks before Trump’s inauguration, both Iranian and U. S. government officials have sought to bolster the accord. CIA Director John Brennan said last week that for Trump to scrap the deal would be the “height of folly.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said over the weekend that U. S. efforts to punish Iran unilaterally were a “failed policy” but would not undermine the agreement.
“I do not believe the nuclear deal is in jeopardy,” Zarif told an audience in New Delhi. “Of course, in Iran, we have options for every alternative.”
Most analysts believe Iran has too much to risk by walking away from the deal. The Islamic Republic’s oil exports have more than doubled from a year ago, to 2.6 million barrels per day, and well-connected conservatives who criticize the deal publicly are quietly enjoying the benefits of increased trade with foreign countries.
“Whatever the American administration says or does, the Iranian government will not drop the nuclear deal, simply because Iran has no better option available,” said Nader Karimi Juni, an independent analyst in Tehran.
Despite the harsh anti-Iran rhetoric of Trump and top members of his incoming administration — including Gen. James Mattis , his choice for Defense secretary, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, his national security advisor — Britain, Germany, China and other signatories continue to honor the nuclear deal. (Even Mattis has said that although he opposed the deal, he believes it is now too late to tear it up.)
“The Iranians know that if they are seen internationally as acting out of pique, it could turn into an own goal of epic proportions,” said Ali Vaez, an analyst with the International Crisis Group.
“It’d be a historic mistake for Tehran to destabilize the deal even before Trump takes over.”
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A lei and a parka: Up to a foot more snow is forecast – in Hawaii

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USC to face Penn State in Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2

USC will play in the Rose Bowl for the first time in eight years on Jan. 2 when it faces Penn State, it was announced Sunday.
The Trojans, who finished the regular season 9-3 overall, earned a berth to the bowl by finishing one spot ahead of Colorado in the final College Football Playoff rankings as they came in at No. 9. The Buffaloes finished 10-3 overall and won the South division, but dropped to No. 10 after a loss to Washington in the Pac-12 Conference championship game Friday night.
Washington, the conference champion, was one of the four teams selected for the national playoff, allowing the Rose Bowl to fill the Huskies’ spot with the second highest-ranked team from the Pac-12. That became USC, which moved up two spots. It had been most recently been ranked No. 11.
Scott Jenkins, the chairman of the Rose Bowl Management Committee, told the Southern California News Group last week it was their “very strong preference” to pick the highest-ranked remaining Pac-12 team to replace Washington if it was selected for the playoff. The selection process was also outlined by the Tournament of Roses’ contract with the Big Ten and Pac-12.
The official bowl announcements were being made Sunday.
The Trojans’ last appearance in the “The Granddaddy of Them All” came after the 2008 season when it also matched up with Penn State. USC, in its second to last season under former coach Pete Carroll, defeated the Nittany Lions, 38-24.
Penn State finished this season 11-2 overall and secured the Big Ten championship Saturday night with a 38-31, come-from-behind win over Wisconsin in the league title game.
Both teams struggled in September before sudden mid-season turnarounds.
USC began 1-3, its worst start in 15 years, before it won eight consecutive games, including an upset at Washington in November.
Penn State, which went 2-2 in September, finished on a nine-game winning streak and also defeated a playoff team, Ohio State, during its run.
Clay Helton is in his first full season as USC’s coach. James Franklin is in year three at Penn State.
The Trojans’ current eight-game winning streak is their longest since the Carroll era.
For USC, this was a longer than usual wait to return to the Rose Bowl, a span of time that saw it put on NCAA probation and included a two-year bowl ban.
The gap between Rose Bowl appearances equaled the longest in school history.
USC also saw eight-year droughts between the 1996 and 2004 Rose Bowl games, as well as the 1955 and 1963 Rose Bowl games.
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Trump's 'thank you' tour will make a stop in Utah; still no decision on Romney

SALT LAKE CITY — What's being billed as a "thank you" tour by President-elect Donald Trump will make a stop in Utah, state GOP Chairman James Evans said Wednesday.
Evans said he did not yet have a date for the event and could not say whether Trump himself would make an appearance at the Utah stop. Trump is scheduled to kick off the tour Thursday with a rally in Cincinnati.
The launch of the tour to states where Trump was victorious comes as the president-elect continues to consider whether to appoint Mitt Romney, one of his harshest critics during the campaign, or another candidate as his secretary of state.
The day after Romney joined Trump for a high-profile dinner in a posh New York City restaurant, reporters were told during the daily media call from the president-elect's transition team there are still four "potential candidates" for the post.
According to a transcript of the call in the Washington Post, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer also said there is "no timetable set" for the decision, but no further Cabinet appointments are anticipated this week.
Spicer did not name the candidates, but Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; former CIA Director David Petraeus; and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have all been previously identified.
Romney, who labeled Trump a "fraud" and a "phony" in a March speech at the University of Utah aimed at keeping the billionaire businessman from winning the primary election, praised him after Tuesday's dinner, their second meeting.
He said Trump "continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together, and his vision is something which obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way. "
Trump last appeared in Utah in March, just before he came in a distant third place in the state's presidential preference caucus vote. He sent his running mate, now Vice President-elect Mike Pence, to rally Utah Republicans in October.
Evans told KSL Newsradio's Doug Wright on Wednesday that Trump "really is fond of Utah. I think this is a great opportunity to bring Republicans together" so the campaign can express its gratitude for his victory in the state.
While Trump was statistically tied shortly before the election with Democrat Hillary Clinton and independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin, he ended up winning Utah with 45.5 percent of the vote.
Trump struggled with voters in a state so reliably Republican it had not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964, especially after a 2005 video surfaced of him talking in graphic terms about making sexual advances on women.
Some GOP leaders, including Gov. Gary Herbert, backed off their support for their party's presidential pick. A few never endorsed Trump, but most did follow Pence's urging that they "come home" to the nominee.
University of Utah political science professor Matthew Burbank said it's not clear how a "thank you" visit from Trump would be received in a state where he couldn't muster a majority of the votes.
"I would guess he would not get as warm a welcome here as he would other places," Burbank said. "I think the message from Utah was this is a very Republican place but there just wasn't a lot of enthusiasm for Trump. "
Utah Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon said the Trump team's tour may be a good idea because "frankly, he offended a lot of people during the presidential election cycle, so this could be an opportunity for him to make amends. "
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President-elect Donald Trump dismisses Green Party recall effort as a ‘scam’

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed election recount efforts as a “scam” run by former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
“The Green Party just dropped its recount suit in Pennsylvania and is losing votes in Wisconsin recount,” Trump tweeted in the afternoon.
“Just a Stein scam to raise money!”
Stein is leading the long-shot efforts for a recount in three swing states Trump carried — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
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Trump’s tweet came after Stein announced she was not dropping the Pennsylvania suit — despite saying she would.
Stein said Saturday she was nixing the suit because of the court’s $1 million fee — despite bringing in nearly $7 million in donations for it.
But she then said early Sunday she would in fact “escalate” the effort on Monday by filing a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking a statewide recount.
Trump just last week also deemed the efforts a “scam” run by the Green Party to “fill up their coffers” and work with “badly defeated (and) demoralized Dems.”
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He also said, with no evidence, that he only lost the popular vote to Democratic contender Hillary Clinton because “millions” of people voted illegally. Trump never made any effort to follow up on his baseless claim.
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Michigan football falls to No. 6 in AP Top 25, below Penn State

The Michigan football team's weekend off apparently hurt its perception.
U-M was passed by Big Ten champion Penn State in the final pre-bowl Associated Press poll as the Wolverines fell to No. 6 and the Nittany Lions moved up to No. 5 in the poll released today.
Penn State made a move by defeating Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game on Saturday night in Indianapolis, gaining another significant win to improve to 11-2, while the Wolverines remained 10-2 after last week's double overtime loss to Ohio State. Though U-M beat Penn State 49-10 earlier this year, the Nittany Lions offered something U-M couldn't: a win over No. 2 Ohio State, which ranks as the nation's best win by any team.
If the poll reflects the sentiment of the College Football Playoff committee, then it seems that the Nittany Lions, not U-M, has the best chance of the two-loss teams nationally to break into that top four when it's announced at 12:30 p.m.
1. Alabama (13-0)
2. Ohio State (11-1)
3. Clemson (12-1)
4. Washington (12-1)
5. Penn State (11-2)
6. Michigan (10-2)
7. Oklahoma (10-2)
8. Wisconsin (10-3)
9. USC (9-3)
10. Florida State (9-3)
11. Colorado (10-3)
12. Western Michigan (13-0)
13. Oklahoma State (9-3)
14. West Virginia (10-2)
15. Louisville (9-3)
16. Stanford (9-3)
17. Auburn (8-4)
18. Virginia Tech (9-4)
19. LSU (7-4)
20. Florida (8-4)
21. Iowa (8-4)
22. Pittsburgh (8-4)
23. Temple (10-3)
24. Nebraska (9-3)
25. South Florida (10-2)
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Conway: Secret Service will have say on Trump's personal Twitter account

It's still undetermined if Donald Trump Donald Trump Conway: Trump has 'mandate' to lead because he won Electoral College Panetta says he's concerned Trump not receiving daily intelligence briefings Conway: Trump expanding secretary of State field MORE will keep control of his personal Twitter account when he takes office, a top adviser said in an interview aired Sunday.
"I will tell you people look at his social media accounts ... as a very good platform of which to convey his message. "
She added: "He's a unique person that's been following his instincts and judgments from the beginning. " The president-elect has faced scrutiny over the tweets he sends out on his personal account.
Early Sunday, he criticized his portrayal on "Saturday Night Live," and he suggested last week that flag burners should face jail time or have their citizenship revoked.
Conway and other Trump advisers have long said his Twitter account is a platform for him to reach voters and supporters.
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Jeff Fisher signs contract extension as Los Angeles Rams coach

Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher has signed a contract extension, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Rams general manager Les Snead also has signed an extension, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Fisher's new deal extends his contract by two seasons. The Rams did not want Fisher to enter 2016 as a lame-duck coach, sources told ESPN, so the sides agreed to the extension at the start of the season.
"Been done for a while," a source said.
Sources have told ESPN that they believe the deal includes a team option for the Rams, who still could part ways with Fisher after the season and owe him only one year of salary.
Los Angeles has not officially announced Fisher's extension, which was first reported by NFL Network. His contract was scheduled to expire after the season.
Fisher, who has led the Rams to a 4-7 record this season and is 31-43-1 with the franchise, helped the transition as the team moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016.
He is 173-163-1 in his career. Fisher is three defeats away from passing Dan Reeves for most career losses by an NFL coach.
ESPN's Jeff Darlington contributed to this report.
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At Standing Rock, the veterans have arrived

CANNON BALL, ND — Only a few hundred yards from the police barricades that surround the borders of Oceti Sakowin Camp, cars lined up as far as the eye could see to bring able bodies and much needed supplies into camp Saturday night. The veterans, who have pledged to stand with Standing Rock as "human shields," had arrived.
By sundown, organizers at the veteran encampments estimated that approximately 500 veterans showed up at the camp. By the end of the weekend, over 2,000 veterans are expected to arrive to stand with the water protectors at the front lines against the police and the Dakota Access Pipeline company.
Veterans showed up hauling supplies and dragging trailers of much-needed wood, fuel for the fires and wood stoves around camp.
"Veterans like us are like a Swiss Army Knife," U. S. Army veteran Adric Potter said in an interview. "Any one of us can cover down on anything, and the majority of us at least have medical training. "
Besides just standing with the indigenous water protectors during protest actions, the veterans are fanning through the camp to take on responsibilities. The Oceti Sakowin Camp is now a small city that runs on donations and volunteer labor, and as the harsh North Dakota winter sets in on the plains, the camp is busy winterizing structures, building floors, putting up longhouses and trying to keep the wood stoves burning.
E arlier in the week, a group of veterans took it upon themselves to head to the water at night to recover canoes seized by the police, victoriously dragging them back to camp behind cars.
"The people need help, and this is the spot to be in the struggle to save the damn planet," Eric Lobo, who came with Veterans For Peace, said in an interview.
This significant veteran force was organized through a GoFundMe campaign that raised over $1 million dollars to send veterans to stand "alongside peaceful water protectors, who've endured violent attacks from the private security funded by DAPL and more brutality and arrests at the hands of militarized police and DAPL security. "
T he indigenous leaders who organize the action at the front lines are adamant about keeping the protests peaceful. They want to dispel the notion, fueled by reports of "clashes" between protesters and police, that there is a violent confrontation. No weapons are allowed at camp, and nearly everyone sent to the front lines goes through hours of training held daily at a camp maintained by the Indigenous Peoples Protection Project.
In return, police have used concussion grenades, water hoses and tear gas on protesters. But the veterans say they've been through much worse, and are ready to stand between the Lakota Sioux people and whatever the police lob at them.
"They've got the money and they've got the power, so we have to unite," Lobo said. "We have to unite. "
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The Latest: Airstrike Kills at Least 20 in Syria

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
6:30 p.m.
Syrian first responders say at least 20 people have been killed in a presumed Russian or government airstrike on a rural market in the rebel-held Idlib province.
Ahmad al-Sheikho of the Syrian Civil Defense, volunteers who work in insurgent-held areas, says 37 others from the village of Maarat al-Nouman were taken to hospitals after Sunday's raid, some in grave condition.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 people were killed, including several children.
Russia's military announced last month it was resuming airstrikes on the northwestern Idlib province and central Homs province in support of the government.
An earlier airstrike on the nearby rebel-held village of Kafranbel killed at least 21 people.
2:15 p.m.
Syrian activists say at least 3 children and 18 others have been killed in a series of air strikes on the opposition-controlled town of Kafranbel in northwestern Syria.
The activist-run Kafranbel Media Center published a list of 22 dead from the presumed Russian or Syrian government airstrikes.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group was able to confirm 21 dead, among them members of the local police force. It said the airstrikes hit the town's main marketplace.
Russia's military announced last month it was resuming its airstrikes on the northwestern Idlib province and central Homs province in support of the government's efforts to suppress a years-long uprising against its national authority. Kafranbel is not on any front lines of the raging war.
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Syria's army says it is offering rebel fighters in besieged eastern Aleppo an opportunity to leave the city with their lives.
Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman said those who choose to stay will face "inevitable death. "
He spoke to The Associated Press in Aleppo, where government forces and allied militias are seeking to collapse an opposition pocket on the city's eastern side.
"We will continue fighting until we restore stability and security to all neighborhoods" of Aleppo, Suleiman said.
He said the Syrian army has retaken more than 50 percent of neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo.
He also said that efforts to retake Aleppo's historic quarters known as Old Aleppo will be the most difficult, adding that the army will use infantry and special forces.
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