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Trump tweets on interview when Person of the Year is named

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting that he will be interviewed Wednesday morning on NBC amid speculation that he'll be named Time mag... 2016-12-07 08:32 1KB

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USS Arizona Remembers The Attack On Pearl Harbor

The USS Arizona is live tweeting the attack on Pearl Harbor, commemorating the 75th anniversary of an attack that killed over 2,000 Americans. The Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U. 2016-12-07 16:48 3KB

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Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said,... 2016-12-07 15:11 4KB

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Indonesia earthquake: At least 97 killed in Aceh province

Rescuers are combing through the rubble for survivors after an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province. At least 97 people were killed, an official tells CNN. 2016-12-07 11:24 2KB

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Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Wednesday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that... 2016-12-07 14:55 710Bytes

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Sailor Laid to Rest 75 Years After His Death at Pearl Harbor

American flags hung from every pole and business in the small Mississippi town of Wesson as the remains of a 23-year-old sailor headed to his last resting place Wednesday, 75 years to the day after he was killed at Pearl Harbor. Fireman 1st Class Jim H... 2016-12-07 14:33 2KB

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The Latest: Jury Picked in Dylann Roof-Church Slayings Trial

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local): 10 a.m. The 12 jurors who will hear the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof have been picked and... 2016-12-07 11:28 3KB

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Syria Rebels Call For Truce As Aleppo Losses Mount

Rebels in Aleppo called for a five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians on Wednesday after losing more than three quarters of their territory including the Old City to a Syrian army offensive. 2016-12-07 12:06 737Bytes

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Teenagers charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Two juveniles have been charged with starting the historic wildfires that killed more than a dozen people in Tennessee this month, authorities said Wednesday. 2016-12-07 18:37 1KB

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Ex-Sen. Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan

The call was a breach of diplomatic protocol, and Trump advisers have made conflicting statements 2016-12-07 11:25 2KB

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Trump isn't all wrong about China as "currency manipulator"

He's again railing against Beijing, saying it's manipulating the yuan lower -- here's how that charge actually holds up 2016-12-07 07:34 3KB

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Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof 'evil, evil, evil'

A prosecutor tells a jury that Charleston massacre accused Dylann Roof had a "cold and hateful heart". 2016-12-07 23:36 3KB

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Trump picks ally of fossil fuel industry to lead EPA

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, has been a key architect of the legal battle against the Obama administration’s climate change policies. 2016-12-07 15:52 3KB

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Charleston church shooting trial begins

The judge of the Charleston church shooting trial has rejected the defense’s request to delay the death penalty trial. The New York Times’ Yamiche Alcindor and former Baltimore prosecutor Debbie Hines join MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss the federal... 2016-12-07 10:38 1KB

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Open Pit Mine in Montana Kills Thousands of Migrating Snow Geese

Thousands of snow geese have been killed by the toxic waters of the Berkeley Pit, a flooded former copper mine in Butte, Montana that is one of the most poisonous and acidic bodies of water in the United States. 2016-12-07 11:32 3KB

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Air Force One: Was Trump renegotiating contract or punishing Boeing?

To his supporters, President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter suggestion to cancel the order for the new Air Force One was a sign that Trump planned to... 2016-12-07 06:00 4KB

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Nightclub victims’ kin: Oakland fire families face long road

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire… 2016-12-07 17:24 5KB

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Thousands seek refuge after deadly Indonesian earthquake

Nearly 100 people are dead after the strong quake destroyed dozens of buildings in Aceh province, where killer quakes regularly strike. 2016-12-07 17:17 5KB

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Trump's national security adviser pick promotes 'fake news,' too

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's son persisted in promoting a conspiracy theory that inspired a gunman in Washington, D. C. But the elder Flynn is no stranger to conspiracy theories himself. 2016-12-07 09:02 4KB

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Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

Investigators honed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire that killed 36 2016-12-07 07:45 4KB

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Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills nearly 100

MEUREUDU, Indonesia — A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early today, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province,... 2016-12-07 06:54 4KB

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White nationalist Richard Spencer fuels protest as he mocks critics in Texas

Activists host anti-discrimination concert as supporters of the far-right figurehead make views known: ‘Hitler definitely made Germany great again’ 2016-12-07 13:35 7KB

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Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount

The state’s second-highest court said Jill Stein was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots 2016-12-07 16:18 1KB

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Trump's search for diplomat revives Romney, Huntsman rivalry

They are distant cousins, courtly would-be presidents and scions of Mormon dynasties once enmeshed in long and unsuccessful races to the White House. Now Donald Trump, the brash Manhattanite who got there first, may have revived the rivalry between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman by... 2016-12-07 15:05 1KB

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Suspects in catastrophic Oakland fire: Refrigerators, old wiring, overtaxed electrical system

With the recovery of bodies from the Oakland warehouse fire now complete, officials are now focusing their attention on determining the cause of the blaze that killed 36 people during a concert. 2016-12-07 17:15 5KB

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NTSB: Driver in fatal Baltimore bus crash has history of crashes, seizures

Glen Chappell, the school bus driver who careened into a transit bus, killing six people, including himself, had a history of issues 2016-12-07 17:42 3KB

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Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went o... 2016-12-07 17:18 2KB

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David Bossie Confident Gen. Mattis Will Receive Waiver

Retired Gen. James Mattis deserves a waiver to become secretary of defense,David Bossie, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team executive director, told Fox and Friends on Wednesday. 2016-12-07 13:31 2KB

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Megyn Kelly says Trump aide responsible for inciting violent threats against her

Megyn Kelly has, as of late, been receiving death threats and is now under the watch of armed guards, notes the New York Times. 2016-12-07 14:34 1KB

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Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound... 2016-12-07 18:22 5KB

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Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse search concludes after 4 days, leaving death toll at 36

Recovery efforts at the site of "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire in Oakland have ended, with the death toll standing at 36 2016-12-07 18:06 4KB

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When pigs fly: Chicago gets creative with Trump protests

Architecture firm wants to erect flying pig balloon display to block sign on Donald Trump's Chicago tower. 2016-12-07 07:50 4KB

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Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital's slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week, with m 2016-12-07 15:16 2KB

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Sandy Hook truther charged with threatening victim's parents

On Monday, a Florida woman was arrested after allegedly threatening the parents of one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. 2016-12-07 18:22 3KB

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Attorney for man wrongly accused in cop killing: Law enforcement 'dropped the ball'

DeAngelo Davis spent two weeks in jail accused of killing Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head while on patrol in Detroit Nov. 22. 2016-12-07 17:59 3KB

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Lawyer condemns Julian Assange over statement on rape case

Elisabeth Massi Fritz says Assange’s decision to release statement detailing his relationship with accuser is ‘unfortunate’ 2016-12-07 14:58 7KB

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Assange claims sex was 'consensual' in released testimony

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told authorities investigating him over a rape allegation that his accuser "made it very clear" she wanted to have sex, according to testimony he released Wednesday. 2016-12-07 12:20 3KB

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Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet crashes off Japan

Def. Sec. Ash Carter is in Japan to meet with their defense minister; the fate of the pilot or pilots is not yet known 2016-12-07 13:52 2KB

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Gina Miller: Man arrested over threats to Brexit legal challenger

A 55-year-old man has been arrested over racist online threats he allegedly made against Gina Miller, the businesswoman behind a high-profile legal challenge to Brexit. 2016-12-07 10:47 3KB

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Play stopped at Ladies European Tour event after caddie dies

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament was suspended on Wednesday 7after the death of a caddie on the course, the Ladi... 2016-12-07 06:38 1KB

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British Parliament Set To Back PM Theresa May's Brexit Timetable

The British parliament was set to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit timetable on Wednesday after she headed off a rebellion in her Conservative Party over a lack of insight into the... 2016-12-07 12:06 754Bytes

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Man pleads guilty in 2008 murder of Marigny woman, DA says

Joseph Brandt pled guilty-as-charged and will begin a life sentence on December 13, 2016. 2016-12-07 14:48 1KB

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Rahm Emanuel to Trump: Keep Obama's 2012 DACA program to protect DREAMers

President Obama's 2012 program has deferred deportations for hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the U. S. illegally as children 2016-12-07 17:48 2KB

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Judge refuses Brad Pitt’s request to seal custody filings

LOS ANGELES — A judge has rejected Brad Pitt's request to seal details about his custody dispute with estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt. 2016-12-08 00:00 1KB

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Brexit at the supreme court and the Casey review – Politics Weekly podcast

Anushka Asthana hears from former attorney general Dominic Grieve on the Supreme Court Brexit hearings and the SNP’s Stephen Gethins. Plus following a major report on integration we hear from Shaista Gohir, Sunder Katwala, Phoebe Griffith and Labour’s Chuka Umunna 2016-12-07 13:39 1KB

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SpaceX pushes back until January its first launch since rocket explosion

SpaceX’s first launch since a rocket explosion on a pad at Cape Canaveral has been pushed back to January. The Hawthorne-based company said Wednesday it needs more time to finish its investigation into the explosion that destroyed a Falco 2016-12-07 15:38 2KB

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UPDATE: Officer killed in Americus shooting identified

The officer killed during a shooting in Americus on Wednesday has been identified as Nicolas Smarr, 25. 2016-12-07 18:17 2KB

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$20,000 reward offered in manhunt for accused Georgia cop killer

A massive manhunt is underway to find the man accused of shooting two police officers in southwest Georgia. 2016-12-07 17:49 1KB

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TV tonight: 'Hairspray Live,' 'Lethal Weapon'

What's worth watching, and what might not be, in primetime 2016-12-07 04:02 2KB

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Police: Deputy shoots ex-Marine at Clayton Co. courthouse

A Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy shot an ex-Marine at the Clayton County courthouse annex just after 10 a.m., after an argument about talking on his cell phone in court got heated. 2016-12-07 12:51 2KB

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Textbook claiming slaves were treated like 'family members' banned in Connecticut

A textbook that claimed slaves were 'cared for like members of the family' by their owners has been pulled from classrooms across Connecticut for being 'racist'. 2016-12-07 16:35 3KB

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Payson woman sentenced for hitting, killing boy while driving under the influence

PROVO, Utah — A Payson woman who pleaded guilty in October to causing a boy's death by operating a vehicle negligently was given her sentence Wednesday. Tabatha Magoon will spend one to five years in prison for causing the death of 8-year-old Kaydon Sillitoe on... 2016-12-07 14:58 1KB

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Likely head of Dept. Homeland Security — RT America

General John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine General is President-elect Donald Trump’s likely pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly’s son was killed in combat in Afghanistan. 2016-12-07 16:46 4KB

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Irish court unfreezes 100m euros for Khodorkovsky

An Irish court on Wednesday released 100 million euros ($107 million) in frozen assets for exiled former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Irish Times reported. 2016-12-07 14:50 2KB

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Ohio Legislature Moves To Ban Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks After Conception : The Two-Way : NPR

At six weeks after conception, many women still don't know they are pregnant. Similar laws have been struck down in other states, but supporters hope for a different outcome in a Trump administration. 2016-12-07 13:23 5KB

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Aleppo's Old City captured by Assad regime following rebel retreat

The Syrian regime seized Aleppo's Old City after rebels retreated -- giving the government control of three-quarters of east Aleppo, a human rights group said. 2016-12-07 07:56 2KB

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Oakland warehouse received multiple complaints prior to fire that left 36 dead — RT America

The city of Oakland fielded years of complaints about the warehouse where 36 people died in a fire at the weekend. Among them were reports of garbage piled up on the property and a notice of “illegal interior building structure” just three weeks ago. 2016-12-07 14:19 3KB

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Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer

Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and... 2016-12-07 17:22 7KB

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U. S. mayors ask Trump to keep young illegals immigration policy

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Mayors from the largest U. S. cities warned President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday of the potential economic ha... 2016-12-07 17:15 4KB

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Philippines' Duterte Says Trump Made Him Feel 'Like a Saint'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he felt "like a saint" after his phone conversation last week with U. S. President-elect Donald Trump, who he said praised him for "doing great" in his deadly campaign against illegal drugs. He said in a speech that Trump told him not to... 2016-12-07 12:27 2KB

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Russian military adviser in Aleppo dies of shelling wounds

MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A Russian military adviser in Aleppo has died of wounds sustained in a mortar attack carried out by Syrian opposition rebels, the K... 2016-12-07 07:13 1KB

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Alabama set to execute man Thursday for store clerk killing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk is scheduled to become the second inmate executed in Alabama this year. Forty-fi... 2016-12-07 17:16 1KB

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Dylann Roof trial underway, prosecutor says racial hate drove deadly attack on South Carolina church

As the trial began, lawyers warned jurors to brace themselves for a recounting of the massacre in which nine people died at a historic Charleston church. 2016-12-07 16:26 4KB

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Bolivia detains airline's president as crash probe advances

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AP) — The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into whether the tragedy that killed 71 people stemmed from negligence. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 942Bytes

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Despite dueling court rulings, Mich. recount continues

Michigan's historic president election recount could be headed to the U. S. Supreme Court. 2016-12-07 08:33 7KB

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Prince Harry makes detour for Meghan Markle, costing British taxpayers extra in security

Prince Harry’s spur-of-the-moment decision to head up to Canada to spend some time alone with his U. S. girlfriend is apparently making waves in the U. K. for the breach of protocol and the added security costs involved. 2016-12-07 12:01 2KB

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Dozens of Civilians Killed in Air Strike Near Iraqi Border with Syria – Reports

Not yet clear whose planes carried out reported strike... Not yet clear whose planes carried out reported strike... 2016-12-07 15:20 1KB

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1.4 | Malta bans gay conversion therapy, first for Europe

Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to €10 000 and a jail term of up to one year for offenders. ... 2016-12-07 16:46 640Bytes

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Why does Angela Merkel suddenly want to ban the veil?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gains political capital within her own party before next year's federal election -- the most important vote of her life. 2016-12-07 16:29 4KB

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Rodrigo Duterte defends police accused of killing mayor

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of rubbing out a drug-linked mayor. 2016-12-07 15:08 2KB

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Kerry resumes talks with Lavrov on Aleppo truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry held fresh talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Germany Wednesday on efforts to halt fighting and withdraw rebels from the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo. 2016-12-07 17:00 2KB

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Groups call blocking of inaugural protests unconstitutional

Protest organizers and their attorneys say the National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. 2016-12-07 16:45 1KB

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Gatlinburg fire: 2 juveniles face aggravated arson charges

Two juveniles face charges of aggravated arson in connection with a deadly Tennessee wildfire that began in late November and spread to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 2016-12-07 17:12 1KB

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UAE Calls Ohio Police Killing of Emirati 'Painful Incident'

The United Arab Emirates has called the police killing of an Emirati man in Ohio a "painful incident" that the country's diplomats would investigate, just months after another citizen of the U. S.-allied Arab nation was wrongly accused in Ohio of being an Islamic militant. The shooting death... 2016-12-07 05:22 3KB

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UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Ratko Mladic

United Nations prosecutors have demanded a life sentence for General Ratko Mladic, telling judges they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief for orchestrati 2016-12-07 09:46 1KB

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Stormont assembly's consent required before Brexit, court told

Process of leaving European Union would involve ‘driving a wedge’ between Northern Ireland and Irish Republic, lawyers argue 2016-12-07 15:35 7KB

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Iraqi advance into Mosul breaks stall, gains ground

MOSUL, Iraq -- After weeks of unchanging front lines, the Iraqi army rolled Tuesday into a southeastern Mosul neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, taking a hospital before meeting stiff resistance, the military said. The push began just after 6 a.m... 2016-12-07 06:02 998Bytes

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East Orange Man Faces Murder Charge In Strangulation Death Of Sarah Butler Of Montclair

Sarah Butler, 20, had been missing for more than a week before her body was found in Eagle Rock Reservation. 2016-12-07 16:13 1KB

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Veterans who protested Dakota Access Pipeline head to Flint for next campaign

Thousands of military veterans are expected to descend on Flint, Michigan, to continue their 2016-12-07 12:18 733Bytes

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Can Trump cut off funds for sanctuary cities? The Constitution says yes.

Several cities and public universities have vowed to resist President-elect Donald Trump ’s plan to deport undocumented criminals by doubling down on sanctuary policies. In response, Trump has pledged to curtail federal funding for sanctuary providers. Activists, predictably, are crying foul, and some... 2016-12-07 08:00 7KB

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Thai govt investigates BBC for ‘illegal’ profile of new king — RT News

The government of Thailand has launched an investigation into the BBC’s Thai office following its publication of a profile on the country’s new king. 2016-12-07 14:04 3KB

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Will Trump’s administration spell doom for the Export-Import Bank?

The spending deal reached by Congress on Tuesday didn't restore full lending power to the Ex-Im Bank, which supports US exports—and jobs. 2016-12-07 14:26 9KB

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Official: UConn Will Do What It Can for Immigrant Students

The University of Connecticut president says the school will do all it can to support students who don't have legal immigration status even though it can't become a sanctuary campus. UConn President Susan Herbst says university police won't question immigration status, for instance, or... 2016-12-07 12:39 1KB

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New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul out rest of regular season

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent hernia surgery Wednesday morning and is out for the rest of the regular season. 2016-12-07 13:17 1KB

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Ex-Saints player Pierre Thomas testifies Cardell Hayes murdered Will Smith

Former Saints running back testifies in second-degree murder trial on Wednesday in New Orleans 2016-12-07 17:29 5KB

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India sees huge spike in 'honour' killings

Reported murders over family shame surged from 28 in 2014 to 251 last year, according to figures given in parliament. 2016-12-07 15:29 3KB

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EU fines JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole $520mn for rate manipulation — RT Business

After a five-year investigation, the European Commission has fined three major banks €485 million for rigging the crucial Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor). 2016-12-07 10:47 2KB

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Maryland's 'Sen. Barb' and veteran Sen. Boxer bid farewell

Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women's rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her work for ... 2016-12-07 15:05 1KB

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FBI: No evidence to verify threat against L. A. subway system

Investigators believe the anonymous caller may have provided misleading information in the past. 2016-12-07 06:11 2KB

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Sofia Vergara is sued by her own embryos as ex-fiance Nick Loeb continues legal battle

Vergara and Nick Loeb froze embryos while they were dating in 2014, but split a year later. Loeb now wants full parental rights and to implant the embryos in a surrogate. 2016-12-07 03:18 2KB

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Man Carrying Gas Can, Matches Arrested Near Rockefeller Center Tree

Police have arrested a man who they say was carrying a gas can and matches and acting erratically near the Rockefeller Center tree. 2016-12-07 10:18 1KB

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Trial opens for Kentucky man

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) -- Trial has begun for a Kentucky man accused by authorities of killing his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter and disposing of her 2016-12-07 17:31 1KB

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12-year-old escapes near abduction in Southfield

Police say two men attempted to abduct a 12-year-old middle school student in Southfield about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. 2016-12-07 17:30 1KB

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Bangladesh upholds death for militant

Bangladesh’s highest court yesterday upheld the death sentence handed down to a top militant and two of his followers for a 2004 attack on the British ambassador that left three people dead. The Bangladeshi Supreme Court rejected the appeals by Mufti Abdul Hannan, head of Harkatul-ul-Jihad... 2016-12-07 12:09 829Bytes

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Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A human rights organization says at least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police afte... 2016-12-07 09:33 1KB

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Lawyer for man wrongly charged in WSU cop death blasts authorities

The prosecutor's office, in a news release, said Davis was "eliminated as a suspect" after a review of new evidence. 2016-12-07 18:27 2KB

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Ohio legislators approve what would be the country's toughest restriction on abortion

With little notice and stunning quickness, pro-life legislators in Ohio stand one signature away from enacting the nation’s most stringent abortion law in the hopes of sparking a nationwide reversal of the legal right of women to terminate their pregnancies. 2016-12-07 16:35 6KB

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Pakistani court indicts brother of model over honor killing

A government prosecutor says a court in central Pakistan has indicted the brother of slain model Qandeel Baloch for killing her in the name of honor. 2016-12-07 15:52 1KB

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Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

Myanmar's immigration ministry says it has ceased issuing new licences for nationals to work in wealthier Malaysia. 2016-12-07 13:58 2KB

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January trial set for man charged in 2 Mason City slayings

A January trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City. 2016-12-07 09:00 1KB

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Pennsylvania Student Faces New Bleach-in-Water Charge

A central Pennsylvania university student already accused of trying to abort his girlfriend's pregnancy by putting bleach in her water has now been charged with trying to kill her in the process. LNP ( ) reports Lancaster County prosecutors added the attempted... 2016-12-07 10:32 1KB

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Former football coach arrested in Belfast over sex abuse claims

A former football coach has been arrested in Northern Ireland over sex abuse claims. Jim McCafferty, 71, who was involved in football in Scotland and Ireland... 2016-12-07 10:26 1KB

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Under Armour's CEO Kevin Plank on Trump's protectionism, MLB deal

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred discuss how businesses are planning to navigate protectionist policies. 2016-12-07 12:29 1KB

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Why the US military is trying to streamline its misconduct cases

Misconduct investigations can drag on for a long time, but there's no common set of guidelines on what should happen to officers in the meantime – or how they should be punished if found guilty. 2016-12-07 11:35 5KB

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‘Rebellious’ Maguvhe angers MPs with court bid to halt SABC inquiry

A defiant and “rebellious” lone South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member‚ Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe‚ has launched an 11th-hour appeal against his failed court bid to stop a parliamentary inquiry‚ angering MPs. 2016-12-07 10:21 1KB

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Trump to avoid military interventions

US president-elect Donald Trump laid out a US military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State group. In the latest stop of a “thank you” tour of states critical to his Nov. 8 election win... 2016-12-07 12:09 815Bytes

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A look at three investigations of senior military officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are launching a broad review of how the services investigate accusations of misconduct by senior officers, citing deep con... 2016-12-07 15:40 2KB

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Mannequin challenge of gunfight misfires

A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested. 2016-12-07 15:33 874Bytes

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Two Klan Leaders Are Charged in a North Carolina Stabbing

They are accused of attacking a third Klan member before a Trump victory parade. One had previously organized a rally in California that turned violent. 2016-12-07 15:20 4KB

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Man accused of hitting, killing person with vehicle in Winston-Salem charged with murder

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. -- A man has been charged in connection with the death of a person waiting on a church bus in August, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Erik Brandon Randolph, 37, of Winston-Salem... 2016-12-07 17:43 1KB

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Family member suspected of stabbing, shooting man to death

David Erdmann called police Saturday night, saying a family member was acting erratically and had left the home. The next day, the 60-year-old man was found dead with numerous stab and gunshot wounds. 2016-12-07 17:09 2KB

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Arrest after Holocaust survivor, 90, fights off mugger

Arrest after Holocaust survivor, 90, fights off mugger 2016-12-07 17:48 1KB

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No Bond For Man Charged With Killing Pastor’s Son In West Ridge

Abimbola Sheleru and a friend were leaving a party at Bombay Hall in the West Ridge neighborhood early in the morning of Nov. 20 when a man jumped out of a car and shot him multiple times. 2016-12-07 17:27 2KB

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Some Las Vegas hotels have increased their resort fees. Here's what it will cost you now

The $200-a-night room you just reserved in Las Vegas? It’ll cost you a bit more now given the two biggest players on the Strip — MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment — have increased resort fees at many of their hotels. 2016-12-07 10:00 3KB

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UEFA charges Celtic for Champions League crowd trouble at Manchester City

UEFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for the behaviour of their supporters during Tuesday's Champions League game at Manchester City. The... 2016-12-07 11:17 3KB

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Blac Chyna sexy Instagram photos

This comes just after it was claimed by TMZ that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian don't want her to use the family name for business purposes after she marries Rob. 2016-12-07 17:19 3KB

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Mich. plans $50K compensation for wrongfully convicted

Michigan House approved a plan to compensate wrongfully convicted people by paying them $50,000 for each year in prison 2016-12-07 17:05 3KB

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IOC extends provisional measures against Russia

Two days before the release of a new report into Russian doping, the IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systematic cheating and... 2016-12-07 12:22 3KB

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House Dems demand 'full, categorical pardon' for illegals Contact WND

(WASHINGTON TIMES) House Democrats renewed their call for President Obama to issue a “full, categorical pardon” for illegal immigrants, saying Wednesday that he is misunderstanding the extent of his powers and he can, in fact, help out hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant Dreamers... 2016-12-07 13:57 1KB

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2 toddlers die after steam burns possibly caused by radiator

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say two sibling toddlers have died after suffering steam burns in a New York City apartment, and investigators are looking int 2016-12-07 17:23 1KB

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Third person arrested in connection to Raleigh hotel double homicide

A third person was arrested overnight in Florida in connection with a double homicide at a Raleigh hotel, according to police. 2016-12-07 14:20 1KB

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Delaware court mulls retroactivity of death penalty ruling

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court justices are considering whether to apply their earlier ruling declaring the state's death penalty law unconstitu... 2016-12-07 17:14 4KB

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Gifts For Underprivileged Kids Stolen From Connecticut Church

Police in Connecticut are investigating the theft of dozens of toys collected for underprivileged children from a Watertown church. 2016-12-07 16:37 1KB

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UN chief concerned by arrest of Egyptian rights lawyer

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern on Wednesday over the arrest of a prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer, warning authorities in Cairo aga... 2016-12-07 16:00 1KB

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Saginaw doctor gets probation for fraudulent Medicaid billing

A Saginaw doctor who pleaded guilty to charges that he filed fraudulent claims with the Medicaid program has been sentenced to five years of probation. 2016-12-07 15:46 1KB

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Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere

Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations. 2016-12-07 14:42 1KB

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Bronx radiator explosion kills two toddlers

Neighbors said the two children, a boy and a girl, were under 4. 2016-12-07 14:38 971Bytes

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Russian Police Arrest 12 People Suspected of Terror Links

Russia's security agencies have arrested 12 people accused of involvement in a terror organization. Moscow's branch of the Russian Interior Ministry said the suspects were searching for recruits for an unspecified organization. Wednesday's bust in Moscow was conducted jointly by the... 2016-12-07 13:45 1KB

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White Boy Rick makes another push for reduced sentence

The petition was submitted Tuesday in U. S. District Court. 2016-12-07 10:51 4KB

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Momma bear, three cubs found dead in Pa. church parking lot; deaths deemed 'highly suspicious'

The Pennsylvania Game Commission calls the deaths of the sow and the cubs “highly suspicious.” 2016-12-07 09:03 1KB

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Three charged in Belgium over suspected IS support

BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A judge charged three men with supporting Islamic State following house searches across Belgium in which eight people were taken... 2016-12-07 08:17 1KB

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Director clarifies ‘Last Tango’ butter rape scene

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in “Last Tango in Paris” 2016-12-07 08:12 2KB

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Caged and slathered in ghost pepper hot sauce: Photographs reveal the disturbing hazing rituals at Hofstra University's Sigma Pi fraternity

The photos were obtained during an investigation into the Sigma Pi fraternity at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, that led to the chapter's suspension in March 2016. 2016-12-07 03:20 3KB

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Thailand vows to crack down on 'illegal' news content after BBC targeted

Thailand's government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish "illegal" content, the defence minister has said, after the BBC's bureau in Bangkok came un 2016-12-07 03:06 3KB

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Arizona police search for gunman who shot 2 inside Wal-Mart

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Police were searching for a shooter who wounded two people inside a Wal-Mart store Wednesday in a Phoenix suburb. Glendale police s 2016-12-07 18:08 2KB

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Students Make Facebook 'Hit List' of Teachers They Want to Kill, Police Say

A teacher at the Hell's Kitchen school reported the list after finding his initials in it, police said. 2016-12-07 17:53 1KB

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Repeal Obamacare? GOP Should Be Careful What They Wish For

For years, Republicans have been condemning Obamacare and vowing to repeal and replace it. Now that they’ll soon be able to do that, they’re like the dog that caught the car: Now what? 2016-12-07 17:28 8KB

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Alleged leader of Hobos gang expected to take the stand Wednesday

Gregory "Bowlegs" Chester, 39, is the alleged leader of the Hobos street gang, which has been tied to nine murders. 2016-12-07 16:23 5KB

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"It's Not Over Until God Says It's Over:" Mother Holds Firm to Faith after Mistrial

The mother of an unarmed black man killed by a South Carolina police officer says she is not sad that the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. At a press conference after news of the mistrial, the mother of Walter Scott said that despite the... 2016-12-07 14:04 2KB

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Time to set limits: Business owners suffer tech overload

Three years into being a business owner, Becky Davis knew she needed to break the hold technology had on her. 2016-12-07 11:40 5KB

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20-year-old found dead at Texas A&M fraternity house

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Brazos County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 20-year-old man found at a fraternity house Tuesday evening. 2016-12-07 09:59 1KB

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Hospital employee in DC arrested for sexually assaulting patient

An emergency room technician at United Medical Center, in southeast D. C., has been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman who was being treated. 2016-12-07 07:45 1KB

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U. N. rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A U. N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate 2016-12-07 12:32 3KB

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Police: Man who grabbed officer's gun hit with Taser, fist

A southeast Missouri man is facing several charges after allegedly trying to grab a police officer’s gun. 2016-12-07 10:42 1KB

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Court questions whether Ntlemeza’s appointment process a sham

The High Court in Pretoria has questioned whether the process of appointing Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza as head of the Hawks was not a sham because the selection panel had not seen a judgment that could have impacted his appointment. 2016-12-07 13:34 3KB

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Poodle missing 9 years reunited with owner Contact WND

(SACRAMENTO BEE) For more than nine years, since her tiny poodle, Gigi, disappeared from her home during a robbery, Sally Butters has kept a poster featuring the pup outside her front door. Just in case. “Missing” it reads, on bright pink... 2016-12-07 16:39 908Bytes

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Aleppo displaced hide out in last rebel districts as army closes in

By John Davison BEIRUT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Years of siege conditions mean the citizens living in rebel-held parts of Aleppo are accustomed to danger, fear and... 2016-12-07 12:58 5KB

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Japan's defense chief says alliance with US will endure

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense chief said Wednesday she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 839Bytes

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Maserati crashes into Brookhaven home, driver killed - Story

A driver died early Wednesday morning after smashing a car into a home in Brookhaven. 2016-12-07 06:50 1KB

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Rikers Island correction officer accused of raping child

Cops busted a Rikers Island correction officer accused of repeatedly raping a young child, a police source said. 2016-12-07 06:57 1KB

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UN experts urge China to investigate case of missing rights lawyer

UN human rights experts have urged China immediately to investigate the fate of a prominent Chinese rights lawyer missing for over two weeks, the latest exam... 2016-12-07 05:05 3KB

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Board of State Canvassers vote to halt recount if federal court order is dissolved

Michigan's Board of State Canvassers voted 3-1 Wednesday evening to preemptively halt the recount process should a federal judge move to dissolve the order that allowed the recount to start in the first place. 2016-12-07 18:00 4KB

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WHY IT MATTERS: Rebel-held Aleppo on the brink of collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — With rebel defenses crumbling in eastern Aleppo, President Bashar Assad is on the brink of regaining 2016-12-07 16:44 731Bytes

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Brazil Supreme Court blocks Senate speaker's suspension

Brazil's Supreme Court Wednesday overruled a bid to suspend the powerful Senate speaker from his position as he faces trial for alleged embezzlement, offering some relief to the scandal-hit government. 2016-12-07 16:50 1013Bytes

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Police say boyfriend of British woman killed in Lapland 'has not clarified a motive' as he appears in court charged with her murder

The boyfriend of a British woman who was stabbed to death in Lapland, where she was working as a Santa's tour guide has appeared in court charged with her murder. 2016-12-07 11:24 3KB

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What do people in Germany think of the burqa ban?

We want to hear from people in the country, including supporters of Islam, about the proposed partial ban on the burqa and the niqab in Germany 2016-12-07 09:00 2KB

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Newark Cop Charged With Manslaughter In Connection To Fatal Bar Shooting

Joseph Macchia, 35, is charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of 37-year-old Michael Gaffney of Piscataway. 2016-12-07 17:32 2KB

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California Dems Promote Illegal Immigration While Attacking Trump

On the opening day of the California Legislature, Democrats set aside embraced hysteria by passing House Resolution 4 on illegal immigration. 2016-12-07 11:11 4KB

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Farrell, Howley and Borthwick join Lions coaching team

By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has named Andy Farrell, Rob Howley and Steve Borthwick as his three... 2016-12-07 08:51 3KB

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Student accused of trying to kill pregnant girlfriend with bleach

Student accused of trying to kill pregnant girlfriend with bleach 2016-12-07 18:20 1KB

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Search of burned warehouse completed; no more bodies found

An Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman said Wednesday that no more bodies were found as fire crews completed their search through the wreckage of a warehouse that caught fire during a … An Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday that no more bodies were found as fire crews completed their... 2016-12-07 15:32 2KB

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Augusta man convicted of killing partner dies in prison at 45

Michael T. Young pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing of his domestic partner, David Cox, in 2011. 2016-12-07 10:57 1KB

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India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai: Gap between Tests has benefitted us - Virat Kohli

MUMBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli welcomed a week-long break between third and fourth Test which he feels benefitted the squad but also made it clear that the foot is firmly on the pedal as they are inching towards a much deserved series victory. "We did not... 2016-12-07 05:28 914Bytes

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Stellenbosch school bully appears in court

The court case of a Stellenbosch school girl accused of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm was postponed on Wednesday and will only be heard in January 2017. 2016-12-07 17:27 2KB

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Police: Valencia County sheriff's deputy killed in crash

Authorities say a Valencia County sheriff’s deputy has been killed in a single-vehicle crash. 2016-12-07 11:49 804Bytes

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Top lawyer fighting Brexit appeal continues case for third day at Supreme Court

The top lawyer opposing the Government's Brexit appeal is due to continue his case at the Supreme Court. Lord Pannick QC appears for Gina Miller, the investm... 2016-12-07 08:03 2KB

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Hundreds of Italians Take to Streets Demanding Exit from EU

Following the results of the Italian referendum, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Italy demanding that Italy leaves the EU. 2016-12-07 06:43 2KB

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Substitute Texas teacher 'had sex with an underage student who called her 'wifey''

A Texas substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with having an improper sexual relationship with a high school student as police fear there could be more victims. 2016-12-07 16:51 2KB

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Trump a winner in spending bill; retired miners out of luck

President-elect Donald Trump emerges as a winner in the final version of the must-pass spending bill as congressional Republicans tacked on an expedited process for ensuring his nominee for defense secretary can serve. Michigan's city of Flint, struggling with lead-tainted water, gets some... 2016-12-07 16:39 1KB

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New Orleans police arrest 17-year-old with stolen gun

Officers received a complaint around 9:50 a.m. about teenagers loitering in front of a home in the 10000 block of Lake Forest Boulevard. 2016-12-07 16:28 1KB

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Carter looks to boost India ties as China rises

Outgoing US Defense Secretary Ash Carter touched down in India Wednesday, in a last bid to boost relations with an ally that could prove crucial as China asserts itself. 2016-12-07 14:59 7KB

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World court refuses to block trial of Equatorial Guinea VP

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president can go ahead next month after the United Nations' highest c 2016-12-07 13:41 2KB

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Macomb County man to get new trial in death of toddler

Damian was taken off life support and died of blunt-force trauma to his head six days after authorities said Dimambro assaulted him at the family home. 2016-12-07 18:17 3KB

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2 on trial for alleged aid to last year's Paris attackers

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has opened the trial of two men accused of aiding Islamic extremists who killed 130 people in Paris more than a year ago. The... 2016-12-07 12:12 1KB

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Labour's Brexit betrayal is 'like a Carry On remake of Mutiny On the Bounty' blasts little known David Lidington as he stands in for Theresa May at PMQs

David Lidington, the Commons leader accused Jeremy Corbyn's party of 'drifting on Europe' and losing touch with voters' concerns, labelling its policy on Brexit as 'rudderless'. 2016-12-07 11:20 4KB

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Stanford University student sues school over alleged sex assaults

Stanford University student accuses school of letting sexual predator roam California campus 2016-12-07 15:24 3KB

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Southampton manager Claude Puel only focused on Hapoel Be'er Sheva clash amid Jose Fonte speculation

Southampton manager Claude Puel dismissed claims that contract talks with defender Jose Fonte may distract his side ahead of the Europa League clash against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. 2016-12-07 14:42 4KB

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Antisemitic troll’s abuse had deep impact, says Luciana Berger – video

Labour MP Luciana Berger makes a statement outside the Old Bailey in London on Wednesday, after internet troll Joshua Bonehill-Paine is found guilty of harassing her in a string of racist and antisemitic rants 2016-12-07 14:40 1KB

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9 year old escapes car accident that killed mom with risky move

A 9-year-old girl crawled from the wreckage of her mother’s car and swam across a creek for help, authorities said. 2016-12-07 14:09 2KB

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Smog city: Why Paris made public transit free for a day

Paris experienced the worst smog it has seen in 10 years or more this week. City officials responded by making public transit free, and introducing an even/odd license plate ban for drivers. 2016-12-07 13:40 4KB

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'I don't think it ever will be known what happened' - Victims' families may never know cause of Viola Beach death crash

It may never be known what happened when four band members of Viola Beach were killed when their manager drove a car through two crash barriers over a raised bridge before plunging into 2016-12-07 12:25 7KB

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Police suspend investigation into University of Utah rape

Police have suspended their investigated into a rape at the University of Utah as there have been no new leads. 2016-12-07 11:39 1KB

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Netflix viewers binge shows, then chill

What do you do after binge watching a series on Netflix? According to the streaming service, you take a break. Netflix has released data on the binging habits of its subscribers and found that 59% of viewers pause for about three days after finishing a series... 2016-12-07 11:13 2KB

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Discrimination suit alleges black applicants passed by for temp jobs

On Tuesday, attorneys for several black workers filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court alleging that MVP Staffing and seven of their clients discriminated against black workers. The suit alleges that supervisors used code words to differentiate between Latino and African-American applicants and only conducted criminal... 2016-12-07 10:48 4KB

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Michigan's Jabrill Peppers wins Hornung Award for nation's most versatile player

ANN ARBOR -- Jabrill Peppers added a trophy to his collection Wednesday morning. Michigan's redshirt sophomore linebacker/defensive back/kick returner/quarterback/running back/receiver was named the 2016 Paul Hornung Award winner. The Hornung Award is given annually to the country's most versatile player.... 2016-12-07 10:44 2KB

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WATCH: Murder Trial Begins in Road Rage Killing of Former NFL Player

As trial starts for the death of Will Smith, a former player for the New Orleans Saints who was killed in a road rage incident, a parade of current and former players turned out in support of Smith's family. ... 2016-12-07 09:27 804Bytes

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Australian teen jailed over foiled plot to set off bomb

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " An Australian teenager who was planning to set off a homemade bomb similar to the one used in the Boston Marathon bombings was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in prison. Victoria state Supreme Court... ... 2016-12-07 02:49 811Bytes

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Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detaching himself... 2016-12-07 17:34 6KB

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Germany slams settlement bill that legalizes outposts

The condemnation from Berlin came a day after US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner slammed the bill at his daily briefing. 2016-12-07 17:33 2KB

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2 Hamas militants killed in tunnel collapse

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says two of its members were killed when a military tunnel they were working on... 2016-12-07 17:26 1KB

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German court rules Muslim girls must take part in swimming lessons

Constitutional judges say schoolgirl cannot be excused mixed classes on grounds of Islamic dress codes 2016-12-07 17:20 2KB

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Child predator who fled US is convicted of rape in England

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A child predator in Pennsylvania who vanished before his 2006 sentencing was convicted Wednesday in England of raping a 13-year-old gi... 2016-12-07 17:15 2KB

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Investigation after death of second immigrant in UK detention in a week

Death of 49-year-old man at Morton Hall removal centre follows alleged murder of Tarek Chowdhury, 64, at Colnbrook 2016-12-07 17:14 3KB

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China upgrades force projection doctrine

Along with a large-scale nuclear and conventional arms buildup, China is upgrading its military doctrine to include guidance focusing on rapid military power projection, according to Pentagon intelligence officials. 2016-12-07 16:59 8KB

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Woman stabbed during Goldsboro armed robbery; teen charged

A 13-year-old was charged Wednesday morning in connection with a stabbing that happened during an attempted robbery at a laundromat on Royal Avenue in Goldsboro, police said. 2016-12-07 16:30 1KB

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AP Explains: What Next After the Downfall of IS in Sirte?

The Islamic State group this week lost the city of Sirte, its only foothold in Libya, essentially ending its ambition to expand its self-styled "caliphate" into the North African nation, at least for now. But that victory only opens the door for Libya... 2016-12-07 16:15 8KB

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Banned Skenderbeu could face further sanctions over match-fixing

By Brian Homewood GENEVA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Albanian champions Skenderbeu, already banned from European competition over alleged match-fixing, could face fur... 2016-12-07 16:07 2KB

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Albania offers 4-month amnesty for handing over weapons

TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- The Albanian government is offering a four-month amnesty to all those who hand over guns. Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri said on h 2016-12-07 15:57 2KB

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Ohio man linked to Islamic State appeals sentence in U. S. Capitol plot

By Ginny McCabe CINCINNATI, Dec 7 (Reuters) - An Ohio man has appealed his sentence of 30 years imprisonment for plotting to attack the U. S. Capitol in Washi... 2016-12-07 15:56 3KB

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Police: 5 injured in gas explosion at rowing machine company

Police say a gas explosion at a Rhode Island company that makes indoor rowing machines has injured five people. Police say they were called to WaterRower in Warren late Wednesday morning for a gas explosion in the building. Five people were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with burns... 2016-12-07 15:42 1KB

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Trump Will Have Wider Spying Powers Than Anything J. Edgar Hoover Ever Imagined

President-elect Donald Trump is about to inherit the most powerful surveillance apparatus in history. Combining unprecedented technological capabilities with a lax legal regime, his spying powers dwarf anything the notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover could have fathomed. 2016-12-07 15:41 6KB

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Report: Zagreb fans clash with police before Juventus match

About 1,000 Dinamo Zagreb fans have reportedly been pushed back with water hoses after breaking through police lines before a Champions League match at Juventus. 2016-12-07 15:05 1KB

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Cops: Man left 5 kids home alone to go rob convenience store

A Pittsburgh man left his five kids home alone in squalid conditions while he robbed a convenience store so he could get money to bail his wife out of jail, police say. 2016-12-07 15:05 3KB

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NYC police make arrest in ferry charging-outlet fight

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they've arrested a man accused of trying to stab another passenger in a fight over a charging outlet on a Staten Isl... 2016-12-07 14:49 1KB

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Standing Rock leader tells protest camp it's time to go home

An Indigenous leader in North Dakota has told people who have been staying in a massive camp, set up months ago to oppose a contentious pipeline, that it's time to pack up and go home. ... 2016-12-07 14:47 727Bytes

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LSU, defensive coordinator Aranda formalize new contract

LSU and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda have wrapped up details of a new contract worth nearly $6 million over the next three seasons. 2016-12-07 14:40 1KB

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Early Returns

WASHINGTON — Last week’s telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, according to federal filings and published reports. The call was... 2016-12-07 14:31 2KB

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In central Maine, vandals release more cows from their farm pens

Police are investigating whether the mischief and vandalism at a total of four farms in Clinton and China are related. 2016-12-07 14:22 2KB

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UN Security Council to discuss North Korea rights abuses

The UN Security Council will discuss human rights violations in North Korea on Friday despite opposition from China, Pyongyang's ally, diplomats said. Beijin... 2016-12-07 14:15 2KB

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ISIS Growing Desperate, Resorting To Suicide Attacks

The Islamic State conducted 1,034 suicide attacks in 2016 according to Amaq News Agency, but the staggering figure is hardly a victory for the terrorist organization. Amaq, which serves as a primar 2016-12-07 14:11 3KB

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Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study finds 2016-12-07 14:00 5KB

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Father who inflicted 'obscene' injuries on baby son found guilty of murder

A father has been found guilty of murdering his seven-month-old son by inflicting "frankly obscene" injuries on him. 2016-12-07 13:54 4KB

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DA seeks death penalty for stepfather accused of rape, stabbing

A stepfather accused of raping and killing a 14-year old girl and burning the house, is now facing the death penalty. 2016-12-07 13:47 1KB

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FBI arrests Puerto Rico mayor on public corruption charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The mayor of a small Puerto Rican municipality has been arrested by FBI agents on public corruption charges related to telecommu... 2016-12-07 13:45 1KB

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Clinton failed, but here's 12 women who could break the highest glass ceiling

Plenty of women have run for president, and no one got closer than 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But who will be the one to win? 2016-12-07 13:34 2KB

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PD: Man wearing "Scream" mask robs Norwalk bank

Police in Norwalk are searching for a man accused in a bank robbery that happened on Tuesday afternoon. 2016-12-07 13:34 2KB

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British spies monitor Israeli diplomats, with help from US and Jordan – Snowden docs reveal — RT UK

British secret services have been spying on Israel’s diplomats, defense firms, and military, according to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden and examined by French newspaper Le Monde. 2016-12-07 13:29 2KB

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Liquor Store Robbery Ends With Shootout In Portage Park

A Portage Park liquor store owner exchanged gunfire with two men who robbed him of $100 in cash and $1,000 in merchandise. 2016-12-07 13:17 2KB

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Woman arrested, man sought for attacking man in Crown Point

A woman has been arrested and a man is being sought for allegedly beating and attacking a man with knife last month in Crown Point, Indiana. 2016-12-07 12:51 2KB

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Posters for white supremacist group found at Emerson College

Emerson College in Boston is investigating after posters promoting a white supremacist group were found on two campus buildings. 2016-12-07 12:45 1KB

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Naomi Judd on 'break' from Wynonna

Naomi Judd is opening up about both mental illness and her relationship with her daughter. 2016-12-07 12:44 2KB

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Pennsylvania woman arrested on child porn charges needed it as a 'coping mechanism'

Kaitlin Plascjak, a 28-year-old woman who allegedly had more than 100 images of child pornography on her computer and her phone has been arrested in Pennsylvania. 2016-12-07 12:32 1KB

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Signal to NBI to change its findings?

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday said President Duterte’s intense defense of policemen involved in the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. proved he was the “mastermind” of the killing. 2016-12-08 00:00 4KB

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56 patients still missing after escape from Kenyan mental facility

Patients escaped hospital grounds by climbing an exterior wall just hours after medical workers' strike. 2016-12-07 11:44 2KB

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France Passes Crackdown on Pro-Life Websites

Online anti-abortion activists targeted for stiff penalties Online anti-abortion activists targeted for stiff penalties 2016-12-07 11:41 1KB

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Iraqi refugee detained in Germany over rape & abuse of 2 Chinese students — RT News

An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Germany over suspicion that he abused and raped two Chinese students near a university in Bochum. The suspect has been living nearby with his wife and two children since last year. 2016-12-07 11:32 3KB

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Working to break the cycle of poverty

Former semi-pro cyclist Craig Dodson found his true calling when he created the Richmond Cycling Corps, which targets at-risk kids living in a rough area of Virginia. 2016-12-07 10:59 5KB

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Video company challenges gay marriage law

The owners of a video company have filed a legal challenge to Minnesota’s gay marriage law because they want to shoot weddings for heterosexual couples only. 2016-12-07 09:18 1KB

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Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals

Libyan militias that were expelled from the eastern city of Benghazi are now advancing toward the country's vital oil terminals, seeking to establish control over Libya's primary revenue source. 2016-12-07 08:56 1KB

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Islamic terrorists funded by British benefits cash, says former watchdog — RT UK

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of British housing and child welfare payments have been used to fund Islamic terrorism in recent years, a former watchdog head claims. 2016-12-07 08:39 3KB

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Police: Thieves steal prescriptions from Buckhead Walgreens - Story

Atlanta police said thieves broke into a Walgreens in Buckhead and stole prescriptions early Wednesday morning. 2016-12-07 08:34 1KB

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Marine convicted of executing wounded Afghan ‘insurgent’ allowed to appeal — RT UK

Commando Sergeant Alex Blackman, also known as Marine A, will be allowed to appeal against his prison sentence for murdering a wounded ‘insurgent’ in 2011. 2016-12-07 08:25 2KB

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Man Gets 55 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing Young Girl

Mario Barjas Carbajal was accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative starting in 2003, when she was only 6 years old. 2016-12-07 08:23 2KB

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Lebanese women protest against rape law

BEIRUT (AP) — A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, gathered Tuesday outside government buildings in Lebanon's capital to protest a law that allows a rapist to get away with…... 2016-12-07 07:47 766Bytes

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Lucas hat-trick in Basel seals top spot for Arsenal

Arsenal's Spanish striker Lucas Perez seized his chance to shine with a Champions League treble as they outclassed Basel 4-1 away to steal the Group A top spot from Paris St Germain on Tuesday. 2016-12-07 04:11 3KB

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Josef Fritzl’s house sold to strip club boss who will accommodate 'trainees' in property

The house where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter captive for 24 years and fathered seven children with her has been sold to the owner of a strip club. 2016-12-07 03:41 4KB

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An Afghan Woman Goes From Refugee to Military Pilot

From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces. Along the way, the 26... 2016-12-07 03:04 4KB

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Somali forces retake port town from faction loyal to Islamic State

By Abdiqani Hassan QANDALA, Somalia Dec 7 (Reuters) - Soldiers loyal to Somalia's government retook control of a port town on Wednesday from insurgents who h... 2016-12-07 08:44 1KB

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California Senate leader proposes 'safe zones' where immigration enforcement would be barred

Update on 'Essential Politics: Effort launched to force state pensions to divest from Dakota Access pipeline, lawmaker proposes 'Blue L... 2016-12-07 16:58 2KB

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Your daily dose of spiritual inspiration Contact WND

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” Galatians 3:8 Click here for reuse options! 2016-12-07 16:49 705Bytes

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RT crew first to reach liberated area of Aleppo’s Old City (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) — RT News

Battles continue between pro-government forces and insurgents in Aleppo’s Old City, with Damascus slowly winning back territory. RT’s Lizzie Phelan and her crew were the first journalists to visit the neighborhoods just captured by the government. 2016-12-07 07:13 3KB

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Phoenix man gets life in prison for fatally shooting uncle

A man convicted of killing his uncle at a Phoenix car wash two years ago has been sentenced to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole. 2016-12-07 16:51 1KB

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The supreme court is doing MPs’ dirty work for them on article 50

With its badly drafted legislation, parliament created this mess – and parliament should sort it out 2016-12-07 15:06 6KB

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Sfiso Ncwane's daughter wishes they 'fixed' their relationship

Sfiso Ncwane's 18-year-old daughter, Nqobile Mzelemu has been left devastated by her father's death and wishes they had the chance to fix their strained relationship before his death. 2016-12-07 18:17 1KB

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AACTA Awards 2016: Isla Fisher makes statement regarding the female protesters

Isla Fisher has made a bizarre statement regarding female protesters who turned up to the AACTAs in Sydney dressed in sausages on Wednesday. 2016-12-07 06:55 3KB

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$11,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of AT&T Worker In Berwyn

Hoping to find the person who shot an AT&T worker after a robbery in west suburban Berwyn last week, the company and a community activist have announced $11,000 in combined reward money for information leading to an arrest. 2016-12-07 12:52 2KB

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All doctors kill people – and the threat of prosecution is bad for everyone The Femicide Census honours the victims of gender violence

We must recognise the reality of medical practice: just because a doctor makes a mistake, that doesn’t mean they’ve all broken the law. 2016-12-08 02:17 10KB

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Former Nicaragua soccer head pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of the Nicaraguan soccer federation has pleaded guilty in New York in the corruption scandal that has engulfed the sport's go... 2016-12-07 16:14 1KB

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Fallout from S. Korea scandal could reach as far as U. N. chief Ban

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) — Besides South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the biggest casualty of the country’s mushrooming political corruption scandal may be the presidential aspirations of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Although he has not declared his candidacy, Ban was until a month... 2016-12-07 10:15 909Bytes

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Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Cosby's testimony can be used against him at criminal trial: judge Comedian Bill Cosby has lost a bid t... 2016-12-07 08:59 2KB

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MCC set to introduce red cards to cricket

A red-card penalty is set to be introduced into the Laws of Cricket for the first time. The MCC, custodian of the laws, will receive a recommendation from it... 2016-12-07 08:07 4KB

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The sergeant who went to jail for the California National Guard bonus scandal says others share the blame

The first hint of the scandal that has engulfed the California National Guard came more than eight years ago with a one-page memo that disclosed an internal investigation of a sergeant working at Mather Airport in Sacramento. 2016-12-07 07:00 13KB

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Woman killed in early morning shooting ID'd as East Bay resident

A 21-year-old woman shot and killed early Wednesday morning in the Mission District has been identified as an East Bay resident, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office. Lisa … A 21-year-old woman shot and killed early Wednesday morning in the Mission District... 2016-12-07 16:58 1KB

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FBI agent 'feels horrible' for shooting at Grand Rapids cop, blames 'paranoia'

The FBI special agent was arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 7, for allegedly shooting at a Grand Rapids police sergeant. 2016-12-07 16:20 3KB

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Shocking Revelations About Obama’s Past To Be Released Soon

A new investigation into Obama's past may expose him once and for all A new investigation into Obama's past may expose him once and for all. 2016-12-07 15:57 905Bytes

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Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of 'twisting and abusing' Islam

Foreign secretary, who has been accused of a series of diplomatic gaffes, breaks with convention by publicly criticising UK ally 2016-12-07 15:03 6KB

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Ronald Gasser's attorney wants $500,000 bond reduced in Joe McKnight death

Defense lawyer also requests preliminary hearing, arguing there is no probable cause to hold Gasser 2016-12-07 14:34 2KB

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Britain's FTSE hits one-month high as banks and miners lead cyclical charge

By Kit Rees and Alistair Smout LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index rose to a one-month high on Wednesday, rallying for a third straight sessi... 2016-12-07 13:26 3KB

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GNC enters non-prosecution agreement over sales of illegal supplements

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - GNC Holdings Inc, the largest global dietary supplement retailer, has agreed to pay $2.25 million and reform ... 2016-12-07 13:25 2KB

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Tottenham Hotspur U19 0-0 CSKA Moscow U19: Spurs wave farewell to UEFA Youth League after draw with Russians

Tottenham waved farewell to the UEFA Youth League for this season with a goalless stalemate against CSKA Moscow. They were indebted to Jonathan De Bie, who saved an early Timur Pukhov penalty. 2016-12-07 12:55 3KB

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'ISIS's days as an occupying force are numbered': Theresa May's warning to terrorists in historic Bahrain speech

Mrs May today became the first woman and first UK Prime Minister to address the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in an opulent purpose-built arena in Bahrain. 2016-12-07 12:15 4KB

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Court upholds Kenosha man's homicide conviction

A state appeals court says a Kenosha man was properly convicted of homicide even though some jurors caught a glimpse of witness files that mentioned a prior offense. 2016-12-07 11:01 1KB

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McBryde to lead Wales on Pacific Islands tour

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Robin McBryde will be in charge of Wales for next year's tour of the Pacific Islands, the Welsh Rugby Union said on Wednesday. McBryde repl... 2016-12-07 10:37 1KB

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Sikorsky firma un contrato con la Fuerza Aérea de Chile para la entrega de seis helicópteros S-70i™

STRATFORD, Connecticut, 7 de diciembre de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, una compañía Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) ha... 2016-12-07 10:01 1KB

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Zinedine Zidane out to extend Real Madrid's 33-game unbeaten run against Dortmund

Zinedine Zidane takes charge of his 50th game as Real Madrid manager at Dortmund in Champions League on Wednesday night, looking to extend a run of 33-games without defeat. 2016-12-07 09:00 5KB

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How will Linda Lopez run L. A.'s Office of Immigrant Affairs with Donald Trump in power?

In Sacramento, they’re crafting bills to protect otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants from any Trump administration mass deportation plans. Janet Napolitano, the president of the UC system, has pledged to defend any students here illegally — and will make sure that campus cops know it.... 2016-12-07 09:00 1KB

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Iheanacho ready to prove himself able deputy for banned Aguero

Kelechi Iheanacho is ready for the challenge of replacing Sergio Aguero as the prolific Manchester City striker takes an enforced break. Aguero, who has scor... 2016-12-07 08:53 3KB

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Bellaire Police Department report

Sgt. Hollie ran a computer query on this Texas license plate and the vehicle showed to have expired motor vehicle registration (8/15). After further investigation, the driver was arrested for driving while license invalid (DWLI) and the driver could not provide proof... 2016-12-07 07:33 7KB

SACC condemns deportation of WCC official by Israeli government

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) says it stands firmly with the World Council of Churches (WCC) in condemning the interrogation and subsequent deportation of Prof Isabel Phiri‚ the WCC Associate General Secretary‚ by the Israeli government. 2016-12-07 19:54 2KB

Farm murders and attacks in 2016 at seven-year high

Farm murders and attacks in 2016 are at a seven-year high‚ with 64 murders and 334 attacks reported so far this year already. 2016-12-07 19:38 2KB

Agent says Nats' Strasburg 'will be fine,' Harper was hurt

Stephen Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, said the right-hander's latest throwing arm injury should not create any problems in the future. 2016-12-07 18:43 4KB

Overturned truck closes southbound I-15 at Lake Mead

The southbound lanes of Interstate 15 at Lake Mead Boulevard were shut down today while authorities investigate a crash involving an overturned semitractor-trailer. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada... 2016-12-07 18:42 1KB

Investigators: Man set fire to home before shooting self

Officials have released the identity of a man found dead of a gunshot wound near a major Gwinnett house fire on Tuesday. 2016-12-07 18:38 2KB

No evidence of fire alarm system in warehouse where 36 died

A federal investigator said today there was no evidence of a fire alarm or suppression system inside a warehouse that caught fire in Oakland’s Fruitvale district on Friday night, killing … A federal investigator said today there was no evidence of a fire alarm or suppression system inside a... 2016-12-07 18:24 2KB

Robber Hits Two Bed-Stuy Banks in One Morning, Police Say

The man first tried to rob a Quincy Street bank, then hit a Chase Bank on Bedford Avenue, police said. 2016-12-07 18:15 1KB

8 people indicted for smash-and-grab at Missouri Saks store

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Eight Chicago residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for the smash-and-grab theft of $60,000 worth of handbags at a Saks Fi 2016-12-07 18:03 3KB

Second Chance Summit helps businesses employ formerly incarcerated workers

A conference on Thursday will assist San Francisco businesses with the ins and outs of employing workers who have criminal backgrounds. The Second Chance Summit is being organized as part … A conference on Thursday will assist San Francisco businesses with the ins and outs of employing workers who... 2016-12-07 18:00 1KB

Anti-fracking protesters disrupt Olympia City Council meeting

The Olympia City Council moved its Dec. 6 meeting to another location after anti-fracking protesters disrupted the proceedings. The demonstration was organized through a Facebook page for Olympia Stand, a loosely organized group behind a protest camp that had blocked train tracks for a week in... 2016-12-08 00:47 2KB

Pennsylvania highest court grapples with life terms for kids

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A case before Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in 2016-12-07 17:52 4KB

Naked cop told pizza delivery woman he had been in shower, but he wasn’t wet, police say

William Gonzalez, a police officer in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was placed on leave and charged with indecent exposure after ordering Domino’s pizza to his home and allegedly greeting the delivery woman while naked. 2016-12-07 17:49 3KB

Louisiana judge off another case, after trial abruptly ends

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal judge who has been pulled off a string of criminal cases this year was removed from another one this week following the 2016-12-07 17:44 5KB

Attorneys give closing arguments in Ed Czuprynski trial

A week after witnesses began testifying, attorneys gave their closing arguments in the trial of Edward M. Czuprynski, accused of being chemically impaired when he struck a pedestrian with his car more than a year ago. 2016-12-07 17:42 6KB

Ex-state Sen. Virgil Smith released from jail early

They are running to finish the final two years of Smith's Senate term. 2016-12-07 17:37 2KB

Jess Varnish allegations 'not upheld' despite 'discriminatory language'

The explosive allegations made by Jess Varnish that led to the downfall of former British Cycling boss Shane Sutton were not upheld by the internal investigation. 2016-12-07 17:31 4KB

The Latest: Ohio House prohibits local minimum wage laws

The Latest on bills moving through the Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 2016-12-07 17:30 2KB

Protect against carbon monoxide as researchers hunt antidote

Scientists are on the trail of a potential antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning, an injected "scavenger" that promises to trap and remove the gas from blood within minutes. It's very early-stage research -- but a reminder that, however it turns out... 2016-12-07 17:30 5KB

Fangio says he plans to return for 3rd year running Bears’ D

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Vic Fangio says he intends to return for a third year as Chicago Bears defensive coordinator. Fangio denied a report saying he might be out after the season because of… 2016-12-07 17:28 1KB

Homicides in El Salvador fall 18.5 pct through November 2016

SAN SALVADOR, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Homicides in El Salvador fell 18.5 percent in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, officials sa... 2016-12-07 17:25 1KB

Being Optimistic Could Be The Key To A Longer, Happier Life : Shots

This study doesn't prove that optimism actually causes better health or postpones death. But it joins a growing body of evidence suggesting that they're fellow travelers. 2016-12-07 17:25 4KB

Lea Michele passionately kisses John Stamos on set of Scream Queens

Lea Michele and John Stamos skipped the bloody murder at least for one day for some passionate fun at the beach on set of Scream Queens in Malibu. 2016-12-07 17:24 2KB

Packaged seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probe

An executive at a packaged seafood company has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. 2016-12-07 17:21 2KB

Jets Sign RB Khiry Robinson, Promote Brandon Wilds

The team also announced Wednesday that it has signed defensive lineman Claude Pelon to the practice squad. 2016-12-07 17:18 1KB

Mining industry asks MPs to help the industry after losses

The Chamber of Mines on Wednesday appealed to MPs for regulatory and legislative environment that is stable‚ predictable and competitive‚ as it tries to survive in a tough operating environment hampered by high costs and depressed commodity prices. 2016-12-07 17:18 2KB

Today at 5:00: Hear from a woman whose Gatlinburg home survived the flames

With all the devastation in Gatlinburg, you'll meet a woman whose home survived the flames. How close the fire got and who she says saved the place. They are some of the most stringent abortion restrictions we've seen yet. What exactly they prohibit and... 2016-12-07 17:13 1KB

Bill would cut Michigan communities a break on road project costs

The bill would relieve communities from having to pay for major projects on state-owned highways, like the one on I-75. 2016-12-07 17:09 3KB

Gaston DA cancels plea hearing for woman accused of triple murders

Less than a hour before Crystal Gambino was scheduled to plead guilty to charges stemming from the Feb. 29 shootings of her husband and two others, Gaston District Attorney Locke Bell announced that no hearing would be take place. Family members of one of the victims oppose... 2016-12-07 17:05 4KB

Tudor Grange Academy pupil assaulted by classmates in shocking footage

Teachers at Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull, Birmingham, are investigating the mobile phone footage of the so-called 'school bag challenge' after it was shared on Facebook. 2016-12-07 17:05 2KB

Earnest Attacks Republicans For Not Allowing Obama To Shut Down Guantanamo

Excerpted From The Washington Free Beacon: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest castigated Congress on Wednesday for preventing the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba. Earnest was asked at the White House… 2016-12-07 23:37 1KB

Ex-school secretary pleads to criminal sexual conduct with student

Former school secretary Sandra Lynn Fielstra on Wedenesday, Dec. 7 pleaded no contest to second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a student. 2016-12-07 17:00 1KB

Arkansas State's Rolland-Jones is Sun Belt Player of Year

Arkansas State defensive lineman Ja'Von Rolland-Jones is the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. 2016-12-07 17:00 1KB

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in Henderson crash

A motorcyclist killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Stephen Metaxas, 25, of Henderson, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Metaxas was thrown from his motorcycle about... 2016-12-07 16:59 1KB

RPD report confirms officer was shot while answering break-in call ::

The Raleigh Police Department's report on an incident in which an officer was shot on Nov. 30 confirms that three officers responding to a reported break-in fired on a man after he charged them with a knife. Both the man, Chijioke Kennedy Madueke, and... 2016-12-07 16:51 2KB

Missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman stepmom charged with stealing her roommate's handgun

Terri Lynn Horman, 46, who now goes by the name Moulton, is accused of swiping a handgun from her male roommate in Marysville, California, where she had relocated last year. 2016-12-07 16:49 4KB

Lawyers seek ‘torture’ report before Trump takes office

“The new administration has made statements promising waterboarding or worse,” a lawyer said 2016-12-07 16:46 3KB

China Allegedly Behind Major Security Breach At US Law Firms

Major security breaches of several major U. S. law firms may have actually been perpetrated by state-sponsored Chinese hackers, Fortune reports. Hackers reportedly launched cyberattacks against some 2016-12-07 16:39 3KB

'Social and family responsibilities keep women from practising law': report

An investigative report released by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has highlighted the need to break down barriers preventing women from flourishing in the judiciary. 2016-12-07 16:37 2KB

Knesset approves settlement bill in first reading

Bennett: This bill says a nation cannot be an occupier in its own land; Begin: Proposal is neither wise nor legal. 2016-12-07 16:31 4KB

The worst American stocks of 2016

All three stocks are in the same industry, and one seems like it might be a steal at today's prices. 2016-12-07 16:30 5KB

Doctor gets 8 years for illegal presciptions

Dr. Fanny Dela Cruz admitted she pre-signed prescriptions with her signature, the drug's name, milligram and quantity 2016-12-07 16:29 2KB

Diver encounters nurse shark with rare 'patchy' coloration

A diver off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands captured video of an extremely rare creature -- a nurse shark with a dotted color scheme. 2016-12-07 16:24 1KB

Prosecutors: Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca was ‘heartbeat’ of jail conspiracy

As opening statements got underway in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday in the jail corruption trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, federal prosecutors described Baca as “the heartbeat” of a conspiracy to hide evidence of in 2016-12-07 16:22 2KB

Teen accused of killing had planned escape from youth ranch, sheriff says

A 17-year-old boy accused of beating a staff member at a youth rehabilitation facility to death had only been at the facility for less than a week and did not have a grudge against the staffer, accord 2016-12-07 16:21 4KB

Accused railroad guard shooter carried into court

Rashad Williams was ordered held without bail on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and vehicular hijacking. 2016-12-07 16:17 3KB

A York County man found an intruder in his living room. Then he opened fire.

The York County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary attempt that occurred late Sunday night in Catawba, according to a police report. A man told deputies he found an intruder in his home and opened fire. 2016-12-07 16:14 2KB

Don't ditch diversity because progressives failed

It is vital to see protest votes under economic pressure but not to the extent that ignores other motivating forces. 2016-12-07 16:06 6KB

Experimental SkinGun heals burns using stem cells

An experimental technology offers new hope to patients who have suffered severe burns. 2016-12-07 16:05 7KB

New Orleans Saints' 'new-look defense' gives Buccaneers coach more to process

Teams that play in the same division don't normally get two weeks into December without playing each other. 2016-12-07 15:55 2KB

Oklahoma lawmaker submits 4 bills to expand gun rights

An Oklahoma lawmaker is proposing legislation allowing the governor and top elected officials to carry firearms, placing armed police officers in private schools and slashing the cost of obtaining or renewing handgun permits. 2016-12-07 15:50 1KB

Inspector general blasts CPS for impeding investigation

Chicago Public Schools’ inspector general blasts CPS officials for impeding his investigation into 'possible ethics violations' by top CPS attorney. 2016-12-07 15:46 5KB

Eastern Washington is threatening to split from state

Eastern Washington is threatening to split with the rest of the state and two representatives are leading the charge. 2016-12-07 15:40 2KB

Moved by Zaevion Dobson’s death, Lift Life Foundation remakes weight room at Fulton HS in his honor: VIDEO

When the Fulton HS students returned to school after the summer break, it was without one of their own. 2016-12-07 15:39 2KB

York County restaurants sign pact to combat underage drinking

Representatives with several York County restaurants signed a pact Wednesday morning in which they agreed to train their employees to serve alcohol legally. 2016-12-07 15:37 2KB

Sanders, Ellison, Glover lead 'Good Jobs Nation' rally in DC — RT America

Democrats are calling for pressure to be piled on President-elect Donald Trump to ensure he keeps his promises about good jobs for all Americans, after a report said that federal contractors cheat workers of $2.5 billion in wages a year. 2016-12-07 15:37 3KB

Girls especially at risk in Nigerian conflict

Letters: For these girls, sexual abuse and forced marriage are real dangers that routinely threaten their lives 2016-12-07 15:36 2KB

Man arrested after slashing man with beer bottle in Kenner: JPSO

A Metairie man was arrested after allegedly asking another man to buy him a beer and cutting him with a broken bottle when he refused. 2016-12-07 15:35 1KB

Tricolour Brexit may play well in France

Brief letters: Faith identity | Ineffective punishments | Mammas and pappas | Frequent Fletters | Colours of Brexit | Sporting worms 2016-12-07 15:35 2KB

Top Conservative Judge Sides With A Gay-Straight Alliance

Judge William Pryor of the 11th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a judicial conservative of the highest order, released an opinion Tuesday requiring a junior high school in Florida to accommodate an ext 2016-12-07 15:31 3KB

Congo rights group blames govt, parties for deadly unrest

DR Congo's independent human rights commission Wednesday blamed both the government and the opposition for the deaths of 46 people, most of them by gunfire,... 2016-12-07 15:30 2KB

Rome, Cairo prosecutors meet in Regeni case, but no breakthrough

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Egyptian prosecutors investigating the murder of student Giulio Regeni gave their Italian counterparts a pile of n... 2016-12-07 15:25 3KB

Woodbury County seeks to adopt 24-7 sobriety program

Woodbury County officials have asked Iowa lawmakers to allow people convicted of drunken driving to stay out of jail if they pass twice-daily sobriety tests. 2016-12-07 15:16 2KB

Mother hurls child off building before jumping to death

Police have opened an inquest docket after a woman threw her five-year-old son from a six floor building before jumping to her death on Monday. 2016-12-07 15:15 946Bytes

Government officials miss out on £120million as two thirds of fines issued to firms for hiring illegal immigrants go UNPAID

The new statistics – which were published in Parliament – sparked outrage tonight. Critics said if fines weren’t collected they wouldn’t act as a deterrent to firms hiring illegal migrants. 2016-12-07 15:13 4KB

Five Great Home Defense Shotguns for Your Christmas Wish List

Home defense is important regardless of whether you dwell in the city or the country, as home invaders have shown their willingness to strike urban and rural settings alike. And when it is your door they kick against, a great measure of confidence can be derived from a trusty shotgun. 2016-12-07 15:13 4KB

Army National Guard Members Sentenced For Selling Weapons

A federal court sentenced two Army National Guard members Monday for trying to sell weapons to a Mexican cartel. These National Guard members from California believed they were making a weapons dea 2016-12-07 15:13 2KB

US Border Patrol uses desert as ‘weapon’ to kill thousands of migrants, report says

Arizona advocacy group says agents chase border crossers from Mexico into hostile terrain in a strategy that leaves many injured, dead or lost 2016-12-07 15:10 7KB

Propulsion expert warns NASA's 'impossible drive' could be caused by a 'mundane error' in experiments

According to Brice Cassenti, an engineering professor at UConn, there’s a ‘slim’ probability that the results will hold up in further investigation, though he also notes that ‘it’s not zero.’ 2016-12-07 15:07 6KB

EPA, tribe: State commission not venue for complaint

The Environmental Protection Agency and a Puget Sound tribe say a Washington watchdog agency should step away from an investigation into whether the What’s Upstream advocacy campaign violated state law. 2016-12-07 15:05 5KB

Army recruiter who taught course at Tooele High School charged with rape

A U. S. Army recruiter who taught a class at Tooele High School has been charged with raping a student. 2016-12-07 15:05 2KB

Scientolgy's 'Graceland' revealed in first ever aerial photos

The last resting place of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard has been kept in pristine condition nearly 30 years after his death, and now it is held in the highest regard by the church and its followers 2016-12-07 15:04 8KB

Court filing claims recent testing not enough to show Flint water is safe

Groups suing the state and city to force the delivery of bottled water to people's homes say recent testing isn't enough to prove Flint's water is safe and shouldn't be considered by the U. S. Court of Appeals. 2016-12-07 15:02 2KB

Sinn Fein TDs urged to say what they know about killing of Brian Stack

Two Sinn Fein TDs have faced calls to make statements about the murder of a prison officer in 1983. 2016-12-07 15:01 4KB

Wheelchair-bound man killed for eating own faeces was also abused

A wheelchair-bound man who was beaten to death for eating his own faeces was also abused. 2016-12-07 15:01 1KB

5 Affordable Holiday Escapes For Families

Five suggested American destinations for an affordable, family-friendly holiday escape 2016-12-07 15:00 7KB

What Trumponomics Means for Women

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised again and again to “fix the economy.”And now that he’s won, he’s busy padding his cabinet with Wall Street rogues and off-the-chart conservatives from the fringes. If you read their resumes, it’s not hard to figure... 2016-12-07 14:59 4KB

Ex-Wolverine Durkin says Buckeyes replay was too close to call

Maryland coach D. J. Durkin said it was too hard to determine whether the spot was good on the controversial call in the UM-OSU game. 2016-12-07 14:59 1KB

JPost Editorial: Press obsession

The press serves as a watchdog and a safeguard against corruption and political abuse. 2016-12-07 14:57 4KB

DNR captures man wanted in 2 states after 3-hour chase through multiple counties

Randon Goebel, 21, of Waldron, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 5 2016-12-07 14:57 2KB

Brother gets jail for battering brother in Waverly fight

A 33-year-old Waverly man has been jailed for repeatedly punching his brother. 2016-12-07 14:50 1KB

She said he was infatuated with her feet. Now he can’t go back to Panera

No soup for you. Or salad. Or sandwiches. At least not from Panera for an Olathe, Kansas, man ordered by a judge to stay away from Panera stores as part... 2016-12-07 14:49 686Bytes

College student on his way to close friend's funeral dies in car crash

A college student traveling home for his friend’s funeral was killed in a car wreck, never making it to the service where he was to serve as a pallbearer. 2016-12-07 14:49 5KB

Child abuse? Forget it‚ says ad watchdog‚ after viewers give VW a rev

A TV ad for a Volkswagen‚ in which two parents forget their daughter is in the back‚ ends with the words: “It’s easy to forget it’s a family car”. 2016-12-07 14:47 2KB

Macomb County to add medical examiner investigator

The position is to help reduce response times to death scenes. The $733-million county budget was OK'd Thursday by commissioners. 2016-12-07 14:46 5KB

Supreme Court upholds fraud ruling against State Farm for Katrina claim

The Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that found State Farm Insurance defrauded a federal flood insurance program after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 2016-12-07 14:45 2KB

4 Men Charged In Connection With Splish Splash BMX Video

Four men are facing charges for allegedly breaking into a Long Island water park and taking their BMX bikes for a spin on the slides. 2016-12-07 14:43 1KB

Demonetization: Foreign govts unhappy over cash crunch, may take reciprocal measures

Many foreign governments are contemplating reciprocal measures against Indian missions abroad terming the measures as a "serious breach" of Vienna Convention. The embassies are hopeful that PM Modi will intervene and solve the problems. Anguished over restrictions on withdrawals by their embassies, many foreign governments... 2016-12-07 14:43 994Bytes

Pastor who grew up in Charlotte killed in Catawba County wreck

Michael Howard Vanderburg, 43, was a father of three and pastor of Abundant Life Church of God in Hudson. A driver ran a red light and hit Vanderburg’s minivan on U. S. 70 near Conover on Tuesday. Zachariah Arthur Carl, 31, of... 2016-12-07 14:42 2KB

Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission

Fighting off enemies and being in total control of our own space ship? Yeah, sign us up immediately. 2016-12-07 14:39 1KB

Asian UKIP Member Racially Abused on Twitter for Saying Britain is a Christian Country

A Hindu UKIP member has suffered racist abuse for calling Britain a “Christian country”. Left wing Twitter users mocked him further. 2016-12-07 14:36 2KB

Cousins enter pleas in 1973 shotgun slayings of 2 girls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two men charged with murder in the 1973 shotgun slayings of two young girls entered pleas to murder charges in Yuba County court 2016-12-07 14:35 3KB

The dog was really cold, and the deputy’s car was so warm. And the door was open...

A lost dog jumped into a deputy’s patrol car early Wednesday morning to escape the freezing cold, the sheriff’s department said in a post on its Facebook page. 2016-12-07 14:35 1KB

The Art of the Autocrat

Last week, Trump made a deal with Carrier (and its parent, United Technologies) to keep 800 jobs in Indiana rather than sending them to Mexico. Indiana agreed to give Carrier $7 million in tax breaks, and Trump assured United Technologies that its ... 2016-12-07 14:35 3KB

Warrant Issued For Man Suspected Of Dragging Waukegan Cop From Stolen Car

Waukegan police have obtained an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Santos Martinez, who is believed to be the driver of the vehicle that hit and dragged the officer on Saturday when police spotted a stolen car and tried to get the people inside to come out. 2016-12-07 14:34 2KB

'Shark Tank' judge Robert Herjavec keeps these 6 books on his coffee table

What the self-made millionaire is reading right now. 2016-12-07 14:34 2KB

Kitchen hacks that will change your life forever

These clever tricks of the trade could save you previous minutes of your time. One video shows the best way to peel fruit, like removing mango skin with a glass. And defrost meat faster on aluminum tray. 2016-12-07 14:33 7KB

Parents protest CPS changes in special-education funding

Caroline Bilicki's son does not have special needs, but that did not stop her from joining a group of LSC members at City Hall Wednesday to protest 2016-12-07 14:30 3KB

Madiba broke ranks when necessary: Kathrada

Following the third anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela’s death, Ahmed Kathrada reflects on Madiba’s leadership lessons, and its relevance in today’s political climate. 2016-12-07 14:29 8KB

Lawyer to judge: Don’t stick taxpayers with $5M tab for Jill Stein

Donald Trump and the Michigan GOP have argued that Stein has no standing to request a recount. 2016-12-07 14:25 5KB

Muezzin bill vote delayed as Netanyahu presses for broader ban

Coalition sources said progress on the legislation was frozen. 2016-12-07 14:24 2KB

Denver man sues lab techs after spending 61 days in jail due to mixed-up DNA samples

A Denver man sues lab technicians who mixed up DNA samples, resulting in his 61-day stay in jail. 2016-12-07 14:22 5KB

Probe now demands testimony from Choi Soon-sil

Choi Soon-sil, who is facing allegations of fraud, refused to attend the hearing citing a panic disorder as the reason. 2016-12-07 14:19 3KB

EXCLUSIVE: Armed robbers hold up 68-year-old man’s Lower East Side apartment, take off with $2G

Two robbers burst into a 68-year-old man’s Lower East Side apartment, robbing him of $2,000 and two pairs of sneakers. 2016-12-07 14:10 1KB

Suspicious device resembling explosive closes Ferris State library

The library has re-opened after police determined that the item was not an explosive. 2016-12-07 14:07 1KB

Billionaire tells artist that charging $225,000 per sculpture will ruin his business

A New Orleans-based artist can't get his monumental sculptures out the door because his prices are too high, Tilman Fertitta says. 2016-12-07 14:04 3KB

Polanski 'happy' Polish court rejected extradition to US

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Wednesday said he was 2016-12-07 14:00 2KB

Police arrest drunken man walking with loaded pistol, zip ties

David Deweese is charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon. 2016-12-07 14:00 3KB

Lawyers Donate Millions in Pro-Bono Work to Help Gun Controllers Fight Trump’s Pro-Gun Push

On December 7, the New York Times made two things clear: 1. Gun controllers are losing, as exemplified by Donald Trump's win; 2. Corporate lawyers are coming to their rescue, donating "tens of millions" of dollars worth of pro-bono... 2016-12-07 14:00 2KB

Black flight to suburbs masks lingering segregation in metro Detroit

Segregation in 1970 Just after the 1967 riots, there were still large parts of west and east Detroit that were nearly all white, the vestiges of the housing patterns that were cemented by federal housing policy and local real estate... 2016-12-07 14:00 22KB

Mike Pence: ‘Obama Era of Weakening Our National Defenses Is Over’

Mike Pence spoke at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D. C. to outline some of President-elect Donald Trump's priorities in his first 100 days in office. Those include national security, economic prosperity and the Supreme Court. ... 2016-12-07 13:58 1KB

Britain’s power brokers – the hidden world of the Cabinet O ffice

I t’s 100 years since the creation of the Whitehall department that can make or break a prime minister’s reign. How will it rise to the challenge of Brexit? 2016-12-07 13:53 10KB

Man who fought several men, shooting one, released on personal bond after hearing delayed

A Jackson man who shot another man after getting into a brawl with him and several others was released on a personal recognizance bond after his hearing was delayed more than a month after his arrest. 2016-12-07 13:52 3KB

Teen who made 11 hoax bomb calls to schools, airports and agencies in US after playing Call of Duty jailed

A teenager who has been locked up for making hoax bomb calls which caused mass panic in America began the threats after playing video game Call of Duty, a court has heard. 2016-12-07 13:51 3KB

Paris imposes driving restrictions, plans clunker ban as smog hits highs

By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The French capital Paris announced on Wednesday licence-plate based driving restrictions for a third day in a row... 2016-12-07 13:47 3KB

Brazil police shoot rubber bullets at protesters from historic church

The chief of Brazil's Military Police has apologized to the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro after officers shot protesters with rubber bullets from a church. 2016-12-07 13:46 2KB

Judge revokes order freezing Mikhail Khodorkovsky assets

The one-time richest man in Russia has vowed to finance democracy campaigns in his homeland after an Irish court lifted freezing orders on 100 million euro in an investment fund. 2016-12-07 13:46 2KB

Chinese man steals baby in busy square as grandmother left her

The baby's grandmother, surnamed Xu, went to the toilet and left the stroller outside according to reports of the incident in Nanchang, China. CCTV then captured the attempted kidnap. 2016-12-07 13:45 1KB

Tesla recalls charging adapters after overheating

Tesla is voluntarily recalling 7,000 units of an aftermarket charging connector, after two customers reported the devices overheating. 2016-12-07 13:43 3KB

Huge 458lb sea turtle is slaughtered and sold on the side of the road for £2000 by unscrupulous fishermen

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT The reptile was captured in the waters around Xuwen County in southern China on the afternoon of December 6 and slaughtered and sold on the same day. 2016-12-07 13:40 2KB

Metro Red Line threat deemed a hoax, law enforcement pulls back

UNIVERSAL CITY — Metro subway users can expect to see a reduced law enforcement presence on their morning commute today after investigators found no evidence to corroborate a warning of a possible bomb attack at the Red Line station in Universa 2016-12-07 13:39 3KB

Change in heart rate when standing up may predict death risk in older adults

Tracking the change in an older adult's heart rate when they stand up might reveal their risk of death over the next several years, a new study suggests. 2016-12-07 13:19 2KB

Thieves use angle grinder to steal £40k superbike… until brave Londoners step in (VIDEO) — RT UK

Dramatic footage has emerged showing two thieves attempting to steal a £40,000 motorbike from a London street in broad daylight before a group of courageous bystanders intervene. 2016-12-07 13:18 2KB

Eye Opener: Winter weather sweeps across the U. S.

Millions of Americans face a big freeze as the first Arctic blast of the season sweeps across the U. S. Also, frantic efforts to reach survivors trapped inside collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake rocks Indonesia, killing dozens. All that and all that matters in... 2016-12-07 16:29 1KB

Vatican launches website to battle clergy sex abuse

The Vatican has launched a website it says will offer transparency and battle clergy sexual abuse of children around the world. 2016-12-07 13:15 2KB

Trump's use of Twitter as negotiating platform may hurt defense stocks, Cowen says

Cowen cites Jimmy Carter's cancellation of the B-1 bomber program in 1977 as an example of the potential risk for defense companies. 2016-12-07 13:06 1KB

SEE IT: Iman Shumpert lives it up in strip club with wife Teyana Taylor by his side

Iman Shumpert and his wife are in love with a stripper. 2016-12-07 13:05 1KB

Student accused of raping a drunken undergraduate laughed as he attacked her and held her down ‘like a ragdoll’, court is told

Alistair Cooke, 22, who studied geography at Durham University, is accused of following the woman home from a party and finding her asleep on the couch, before allegedly raping her. 2016-12-07 13:02 3KB

De Lima seeks to expand, strengthen CHR

Sen. Leila de Lima is pushing for a charter that would expand and strengthen the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to address extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations. 2016-12-08 00:00 3KB

2,000 workers to lose jobs as gov’t shutters Fontana

CLARK FREEPORT—About 2,000 workers and employees at the Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino here may lose their jobs after the state-owned Clark Development Corp. (CDC) suspended the certificate of registration and tax exemption of Fontana Development Corp., pending a Department of Justice ... 2016-12-08 00:00 3KB

ConCourt's Nkandla ruling a 'bitter lesson for Parliament'

Parliament learnt a "bitter lesson" when the highest court in the land ruled that it had acted inconsistently with the Constitution over Nkandla, says deputy speaker Lechesa Tsenoli. 2016-12-07 12:59 3KB

Suspects arrested in Russia central bank cyberheist: bank official

By Alexander Winning and Elena Fabrichnaya MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Russian authorities arrested a large number of suspects in May in connection with the re... 2016-12-07 12:58 3KB

Port Authority, bus drivers reach tentative contract agreement again

For the second time in four months, Port Authority bus drivers and mechanics have reached a tentative four-year contract agreement that would grant drivers raises of 11.25 percent. Joseph Pass, attorney for Local 85 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, said this morning that the... 2016-12-07 12:52 2KB

Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars

By Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chief Executive and co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a ne... 2016-12-07 12:51 4KB

Thieves sought after stealing woman's wallet at Va. Panera Bread

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man and woman they said stole a customer's wallet at a Panera Bread. 2016-12-07 12:49 1KB

Murray neighbors pull man from SUV engulfed in flames

MURRAY, Utah - A man is in the hospital recovering from serious burns after Murray residents found him and his SUV engulfed in flames. Fire crews say it happened near 1300 E. and 6290 S. at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The first... 2016-12-07 12:49 1KB

Moment armed police carrying assault rifles raided a car wash after being tipped off that illegal immigrants were working there

These are the dramatic scenes where a heavily armed group of police officers raided the Friendly Hands Car Wash in Evesham, Worcestershire looking for suspected illegal immigrants. 2016-12-07 12:41 4KB

Police investigate whether serial abductor who 'broke into at least two Ohio homes to kidnap little girls' was involved in other attempts

A grand jury on Monday indicted Justin Christian, of Lorain, Ohio, on rape, kidnapping and aggravated burglary charges. 2016-12-07 12:40 4KB

Holocaust survivor Gina Zuckerman, 91, says alleged attacker Lillian Maduro shouldn't go to jail

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who had to have stitches after she was hit over the head and dragged to the floor while fighting off a robber says her alleged attacker should be spared jail. 2016-12-07 12:33 2KB

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat to JPost: Freezing construction is unconstitutional, nonsensical

In an exclusive interview with the Jerusalem Post Magazine, Nir Barkat lambasts international condemnation of Jewish construction in capital. 2016-12-07 12:32 2KB

Human rights day rallies set

A militant alliance on Wednesday called on President Duterte to address four “urgent human rights issues” as it announced nationwide protests to commemorate International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10. 2016-12-08 00:00 2KB

Drunken co-pilot disputes charge: Did not 'operate' grounded aircraft

Ryan Fitzgerald is facing a 15-year felony in U. S. District Court in Grand Rapids. 2016-12-07 12:27 3KB

These #IfMalemaWasPresident memes are everything!

Twitter users have been in a frenzy with speculation over what would be the outcome if EFF leader Julius Malema were to become president of the country. 2016-12-07 12:26 929Bytes

Northampton couple jailed after they left daughter with brain injuries and went to Nandos

Baby Isabelle may never regain sight, will be wheelchair-bound and will have to be fed by tube after suffering at the hands of father Rocky Uzzell and mother Katherine Prigmore, of Kettering. 2016-12-07 12:24 3KB

Relationship troubles? Don't tell your mates: Confiding in female friends makes you MORE likely to break up

The researchers, from East Carolina University, blamed jealousy on dissatisfied confidantes taking out their own relationship problems on other couples (stock image) 2016-12-07 12:21 4KB

Migrants who break the law in Germany MUST be deported... says Syrian REFUGEE: Teenager writes open letter following spate of sex attacks

Syrian Aros Bacho, 18, said there was no place in his adopted homeland, Germany, for lawbreaking asylum seekers. 2016-12-07 12:21 2KB

Reds threaten to end truce over military deployment

Communist rebels warned President Duterte on Wednesday that they might be forced to end their monthslong ceasefire and resume fighting if he does not suspend the government’s counterinsurgency program and withdraw troops from rebel-influenced areas. 2016-12-08 00:00 3KB

U. S. tourist killed by lightning strike in Australia

A U. S. hiker died when he was struck by lightning while atop a mountain in Australia, police said. 2016-12-07 12:20 1KB

6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional sever... 2016-12-07 12:16 6KB

This device may allow a thief to steal your car

A watchdog group said it acquired a keyless device showing how thieves are stealing cars. 2016-12-07 12:16 2KB

Rooster found riding along with pair of Massachusetts robbers

A criminal rooster was found riding with a pair of robbery suspects outside of a Massachusetts convenience store. 2016-12-07 12:13 1KB

Warlord Dominic Ongwen scorned 'choice to leave' LRA: court told

Dominic Ongwen could have escaped the clutches of Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army rebels, but instead chose to stay because the 2016-12-07 12:10 3KB

FEATURE: Spanish aim to recover Cuba properties

When Arturo Gonzalez’s father fled Cuba half a century ago all he could take with him on the flight to Madrid was a suitcase with his clothes — and his glasses. Militiamen ordered him to strip at the airport before confiscating his watch, ring and all other valuables... 2016-12-07 12:09 765Bytes

Motorcycling-MotoGP to monitor betting patterns for fraud

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - MotoGP claimed a motorsport first on Wednesday by announcing a multi-year partnership with a company that monitors betting patterns... 2016-12-07 12:06 2KB

Still flooding to Thailand

Keep calm and visit Thailand, and forget the killer floods there. 2016-12-07 12:05 2KB

Ex-Indiana jail administrator admits to stealing $260,000

A former Monroe County jail administrator has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $260,000 in county money. 2016-12-07 12:05 1KB

Flying assassin discovered dissolving victims in sleepy Northern Cape

A fearsome new mass killer has been discovered in the Northern Cape. 2016-12-07 12:05 1KB

Second engineer arraigned for embezzling $4K, items sold on eBay

His co-defendant was charged earlier. 2016-12-07 12:04 3KB

'Not up to judges to say when people could die'

Issues about choosing when to die were 2016-12-07 12:04 2KB

Feuding MPs have no time for matters of life and death

If parliament would only do its job, the courts would not have to be constantly roped in to decide issues that should be debated by MPs. 2016-12-07 12:01 2KB

Former owner of restaurant group faces bank fraud charges

The former owner of a regional restaurant group has denied federal bank fraud and money laundering charges. 2016-12-07 11:57 1KB

A joyous reunion amid death and despair in Aleppo

As Russian-backed Syrian forces continue brutal offensive to recapture city, we watch as a family is reunited 2016-12-07 11:46 4KB

Suspect in Gallery Furniture arson may go to nursing home

Robert Gillham, 74, has been declared incompetent to stand trial and is unlikely to gain competency, but state District Judge Marylou Keel said Wednesday she would be willing to let the man out of jail. 2016-12-07 11:43 2KB

Jackson Police: officers check suspicious fire extinguisher, not explosive or drug related

The Jackson Police Department reports the following activities for Tuesday, Dec. 6 with officers responding to 90 calls for service, made 25 traffic stops and 9 arrests. 2016-12-07 11:38 2KB

Icasa lays criminal charges against SABC over protest policy

Icasa has laid criminal charges against the SABC for failing to adhere to a ruling it made regarding the withdrawal of its "protest policy", MPs have been told. 2016-12-07 11:37 2KB

Reward increased in hunt for killer of Gardena High student coming home from church

LOS ANGELES — Officials and family members of a 16-year-old girl fatally shot in Lynwood while riding home from church in her family’s car will announce today an increased reward and appeal to the public for information to help solve the 2016-12-07 11:33 3KB

Deal reached to keep casino money in Delaware County

A deal has been reached with Harrah’s Philadelphia to provide Delaware County with funding to compensate for the recent state Supreme Court ruling striking down language used in the Gaming Act that calculated the local share or “host fee 2016-12-07 11:32 1KB

I went to bed: Michelle Obama breaks her silence about the night Trump won, her 'baby' Malia going to college and how she and Jill Biden like to drink wine together

Health-nut Michelle Obama didn't let the presidential election get in the way of a good night's sleep. 2016-12-07 11:32 3KB

Police release facial reconstruction of a victim of America's deadliest serial killer

A new digital image has been released to help identify a victim of America's deadliest serial killer, Gary Ridgway, who murdered 49 people in Washington between 1982 and 2001. 2016-12-07 11:32 2KB

Sean Payton hopes he can show support soon at Will Smith murder trial

Drew Brees and Steve Gleason among those in attendance Tuesday 2016-12-07 11:27 1KB

Teens booked in string of Tangipahoa vehicle burglaries

The teens are accused of burglarizing vehicles in the Hammond and Robert areas. 2016-12-07 11:25 1KB

Marijuana legalization opponents short on volunteers for recount

The No on 1 campaign has not provided the full roster of 10 volunteer counters, but state officials say the hand counting is proceeding as planned. 2016-12-07 11:20 4KB

Toddler starves to death oin Kiev, Ukraine, and his sister, two, is left alone with the body for three days after their mother left them without food to spend nine days with her lover

The mother, named as Vladislava Podchapko, 20, left her children Daniil, 23 months and Anna, two, only candles when she abandoned them in central Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, to be with her lover. 2016-12-07 11:19 3KB

Jurors Are Reluctant to Convict Police in Cases of Officer-Involved Deaths, Experts Say

A mistrial was declared in the murder trial of Michael Slager on Monday. 2016-12-07 11:13 11KB

Married under 'caliphate', Iraq couples say 'I do' again

In Qayyarah, Iraqis are thronging a civil court to get married a second time, register births and replace the documents they were delivered during two years... 2016-12-07 11:11 4KB

Paris bans cars for second day running as pollution strikes

Vehicles with odd-number plates were banned on Tuesday and, on Wednesday, it was the even numbers’ turn 2016-12-07 11:09 4KB

Police: Man Who Attempted 5 Bank Heists In 3 Hours Identified

Investigators said they are looking for 38-year-old Alex Garcia. 2016-12-07 11:09 1KB

Angus Mayer killed Alzheimer's sufferer wife and said he 'didn't want her to suffer'

Father-of-six Angus Mayer, 86, was hit by a train just hours after killing retired tax worker wife Margaret, 85. Mr Mayer was found under a train at Cardiff Central station. 2016-12-07 11:08 4KB

European miracles are few and far between now in the age of Champions League oligopoly

ROB DRAPER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COLUMN: The rich and powerful continue to pull up the drawbridge to those aspiring to storm their castle where they divvy up European treasures. 2016-12-07 11:07 7KB

Agents catch felons hunting deer at night with stolen rifle, LDWF says

Bust occurs near Franklinton. 2016-12-07 11:06 2KB

Katherine Magbanu pleads NOT guilty to murdering FSU law professor Daniel Markel

Katherine Magbanua, 31, allegedly helped facilitate the murder-for-hire plot that left Daniel Markel dead in July 2014. She was indicted last week with first-degree murder. 2016-12-07 11:02 8KB

This conservative gay man is likely to offend Seattle on Inauguration Day

The conservative gay pundit and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will speak at the University of Washington on Inauguration Day. 2016-12-07 11:00 2KB

Death penalty, the mentally disabled at issue for justices

HOUSTON (AP) -- The U. S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted ki 2016-12-07 10:58 5KB

Poundworld fined for selling faulty phone chargers

The budget retailer, which has 340 stores around Britain, sold more than 72,000 of the £1 charging kits to customers, alongside bogus safety certificates. 2016-12-07 10:53 3KB

Civil rights investigation triggered in I-70 expansion

Federal transportation officials will investigate an Interstate 70 expansion plan after Denver community groups filed a civil rights complaint about the project. 2016-12-07 10:51 1KB

Sunset Beach reverses course: No cabana ban, after all

After considering outrage over a cabana ban, Sunset Beach Mayor Pro Tempore Carol Scott changed her mind about amending beach regulations to prohibit shade structures on the beach. 2016-12-07 10:44 5KB

Judge temporarily blocks Rauner from imposing contract terms

A judge in southern Illinois has issued a temporary restraining order to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration from imposing contract terms onto state workers. 2016-12-07 10:43 1KB

Sheriff: ‘Shame’ on those who criticized me

Sheriff Newell Normand lashed out to critics who slammed his department during the investigation and arrest of the gunman who shot ex-NFL player, Joe McKnight. Retired New Jersey Lieutenant Steven Rogers and attorney Mo Ivory join MSNBC’s Stephanie... 2016-12-07 09:43 895Bytes

Drunk driver hits MD deputy helping disabled car

ST MARY'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials arrested a drunk man who hit a deputy who was helping with a disabled vehicle early Wednesday morning. 2016-12-07 10:42 1KB

Woman found dead near vehicle in Long Beach is identified

LONG BEACH — What killed a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in Long Beach near her vehicle may be determined today after a scheduled autopsy is completed, according to the coroner’s office. Samantha Lang of Signal Hill was fo 2016-12-07 10:37 1KB

Kosovo citizen charged with participating in terror group

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors say they have charged a citizen with participating in terror groups after the person joined fighters from the Isla... 2016-12-07 10:35 1KB

How Prop 66's death penalty law will work, and a look at 10 Orange County death row cases

Skylar Deleon was sentenced to death in 2009 for tying an Arizona couple, who had docked their yacht the 2016-12-07 10:30 10KB

High Court: Police were violating Jews rights to visit the Temple Mount

The right-wing NGO Honenu broke the story on Wednesday, stating it had overcome years of illegal off-the-books police policies for keeping activists from the Temple Mount. 2016-12-07 10:29 2KB

US beer industry's profits go up in smoke as drinkers turn to legal weed

Breweries have been left reeling in the states of Colorado, Oregon and Washington as their target market has increasingly turned away from booze and towards legal weed, a new report reveals. 2016-12-07 10:28 3KB

Strictly's Brendan Cole would 'love' to take over from Len Goodman as head judge

Strictly dancer Brendan Cole has admitted he would 2016-12-07 10:26 1KB

Rome's first female mayor breaks silence to say Brexit-inspired no vote that shook EU establishment will 'write a different story for Europe'

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, 38, said that she is proud of the Italian referendum that shook the EU establishment. Italy voted no on Sunday, leading to the Prime Minister's resignation. 2016-12-07 10:26 7KB

Top court official wants to limit ECHR powers in Russia — RT Russian politics

Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin has proposed a law that would suspend the execution of any rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) before cases in question pass all court instances in Russia. 2016-12-07 10:23 2KB

Sydney MMA fighter Julian Wallace who brutally assaulted his ex-fiance because she got the wrong noodles for dinner winks in court

Former mixed martial arts fighter Julian 'Julz the Jackal' Wallace, 28, who brutally assaulted his ex-fiance because she got the wrong noodles for dinner winked in court as he was sentenced. 2016-12-07 10:20 2KB

Wildlife killer ringleader Graham Coombes jailed after court sees 'trophy' images

The footage was found on the phone of ringleader Graham Coombes, from Devon, who killed wildlife for 'gratuitous pleasure', a court heard. WARNING: Graphic images and video 2016-12-07 10:18 5KB

How YOU can get a free coffee at Starbucks with this simple money-saving menu hack

It's a little known fact that Starbucks offers its customers free refills in the UK. But there is one small snag - it only applies to its £1.55 filter coffee. The chain also offers 25p off if you bring your own mug. 2016-12-07 10:18 1KB

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino facing 18 month suspension from football over Ross McCormack deal

Massimo Cellino is facing a £250,000 fine and 18 month suspension from football after being found guilty of breaching FA regulations in regards to the transfer of Ross McCormack to Fulham. 2016-12-07 10:16 2KB

Egypt protest law amendment offers little change, lawyers say

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to a law that bans protests, making it more difficult for the Interior Ministry to disperse them, but lawyers said it would not expand people's freedom to demonstrate. 2016-12-07 10:15 810Bytes

Gayle Dunlop on being cleared of killing husband after 30 years of domestic abuse

Gayle Dunlop, found not guilty of killing her partner in Melbourne with a footstool following nearly 30 years of domestic abuse has opened up about the moment she was acquitted. 2016-12-07 10:14 2KB

Inside the mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis (Opinion)

If Mattis is confirmed as Secretary of Defense, which will require a congressional waiver, clues about how he may guide the Pentagon can be found in his books and colorful aphorisms, writes Peter Bergen 2016-12-07 10:11 10KB

'We will see today if the rebels are ready to deliver the will of the people': Davis dares rebels to try and 'thwart' Brexit in a Commons showdown on triggering Article 50 before April

Brexit Secretary David Davis said all MPs should back a Government amendment that promises a plan for quitting the EU in return for supporting starting talks before the end of March. 2016-12-07 10:11 10KB

Why This Assyrian Bishop is Being Hailed as a Saint

A bishop in Syria is being called a "saint" for working secretly to save the lives of more than two hundred Christians who were kidnapped by the Islamic State. A bishop in Syria is being called a "saint" for working secretly to save the lives... 2016-12-07 10:10 2KB

Sri Lanka Starts Fresh Probe Into $700 Million China Deal

Sri Lanka's government on Wednesday launched an investigation into a $700 million river diversion deal that had been finalised with a Chinese company weeks before the fall of the previous regime. 2016-12-07 10:02 707Bytes

Alabama's Tim Williams is a threat to offensive linemen everywhere

If beating Washington means stopping quarterback Jake Browning, then Alabama might have the perfect weapon in Tim Williams. 2016-12-07 10:00 5KB

Hippie Walks Across America Barefoot To Protest Globalchange Climatewarming

Move over, Ed Begley! When it comes to practicing what you preach about globalclimate warmingchange, nobody on Gaia's green earth is doing more than a fellow from Rhode Island named Mark Baumer. To 2016-12-07 10:00 2KB

TRAFFIC: Route 65, I-376 airport ramp lane restrictions scheduled

PennDOT is closing a lane along northbound Route 65/Ohio River Boulevard today for drilling work. The lane closure will take place between the Fort Duquesne Bridge and Allegheny Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other traffic restrictions: Liberty Bridge/Tunnel — Single... 2016-12-07 09:51 6KB

Ex-police sergeant sentenced for embezzling from his mother

The judge refused a request from the former Pinckney police sergeant to visit his mom in Ohio. 2016-12-07 09:40 3KB

Former law school applicants at risk for identity theft

The University of Wisconsin Law School has notified more than 1,200 former applicants that they could be at risk of identity theft because the school’s database was hacked. 2016-12-07 09:40 1KB

365 Days of Activism

“Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse” - Why only 16 days? Why not 365 days? 2016-12-07 09:39 2KB

Firefighters use oil to free prisoner after he gets stuck trying to escape from cell

Firefighters used vegetable oil to try and free a prisoner who got stuck trying to climb out of the food flap of his cell in Brazil. The man was incarcerated after attempting to steal from a jewellery shop. 2016-12-07 09:32 1KB

'Jakkals made me do it'

One of the four men accused of murdering, raping and robbing 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger in Tokai forest has pointed the finger at one of his co-accused - a man nicknamed Jakkals. 2016-12-07 09:30 2KB

‘Block believed anyone close to Zuma was untouchable’

The 15-year sentence given to African National Congress (ANC) heavyweight John Block for fraud and money laundering has been welcomed. 2016-12-07 09:28 3KB

Webster University investigation of racist fliers continues

Officials at Webster University in suburban St. Louis say they have narrowed in on students responsible for more than 100 racist and homophobic fliers last week outside a black student’s dorm room. 2016-12-07 09:27 1KB

Girl Tweeting From Aleppo Draws Enormous Sympathy, but Doubts Follow

Bana al-Abed, 7, has more than 220,000 followers on Twitter, where she chronicles the deprivations of a child in war-torn Syria. But she has also raised questions of authenticity. 2016-12-07 09:23 8KB

Ex-girlfriend of man in shootings filed restraining orders

The former girlfriend of a Maine man who went on a violent rampage and left her daughter’s boyfriend in critical condition and another man dead says every time she filed a restraining order against him, he’d break it. 2016-12-07 09:21 1KB

Doctors in Denmark want to ban circumcision for under-18s

Boys should not be circumcised until they are old enough to choose for themselves, doctors in Denmark have said. 2016-12-07 09:20 3KB

Manchester United willing to consider offers for Marouane Fellaini

West Ham are among the clubs who are interested in taking the Belgium international, though the cost of his wages and any fee is prohibitive for the London Stadium club. 2016-12-07 09:16 2KB

After flooding at Allen Elementary, Ann Arbor Schools to vote on repairs

Allen Elementary students and staff are expected to move back into the school April 12, 2017, following spring break. 2016-12-07 09:15 5KB

Stephen Port victims' families to sue police over a 'series of blunders'

The Met repeatedly said the similar deaths in Barking over 15 months were all not suspicious before serial killer Port was arrested last year. 2016-12-07 09:09 4KB

ISIS recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi and Moutia Elzahed's Sydney home reveals 'jihad' documents

Police searched the Sydney home of convicted terrorist Hamdi Alqudsi in September 2014 but have only just released the video as his wife claims she was assaulted during the search. 2016-12-07 09:05 5KB

DEA warns that fentanyl epidemic is a 'crisis of historic proportions' as it is revealed that 44 people a DAY die from opioid abuse

New statistics show that opioids are the largest drug threat to the United States - and 44 people die daily from opioid abuse. The emergency of fentanyl has significantly increased the risk of overdose. 2016-12-07 09:04 3KB

Courts, Not the People, Are Choosing Leaders

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Automation doesn't always kill jobs. Sometimes, it adds them.

Automation has taken away millions of American jobs. But the booming aerospace industry shows how the story about automation is nuanced. 2016-12-07 09:03 8KB

Do barking dogs scare drug drones, or is it just another Liz Truss gaffe?

The justice secretary’s suggestion that prison dogs can scare off contraband-delivery drones could be her biggest slip up since she labelled cheese imports a ‘disgrace’ 2016-12-07 09:02 3KB

Wounded in east Ukraine struggle for artificial limbs

Yulia Mikhailova considers herself lucky after surviving a shell strike on a trolley last year that killed 15 people in war-scarred east Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held territory. 2016-12-07 09:00 4KB

California has good reasons to secede, but a noble reason to stay

As early as 1803, Federalists in the New England states were talking seriously about breaking off from the fledgling United States. They were alarmed by what they characterized as the “oppression and barbarity” of the federal government under the leadership of President Thomas Jefferson. 2016-12-07 09:00 5KB

Male partners responsible for deaths of most UK women killed by men - charities

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly two thirds of the British women killed by men over a seven-year period were murdered by cur... 2016-12-07 08:57 3KB

Ohio man's controversial 'Zombie Nativity' vandalized

A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the 2016-12-07 08:53 809Bytes

Feds seek 17 to 21 years for ex-congressman Chaka Fattah

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of a racketeering scheme 2016-12-07 08:49 3KB

Britain champions female refugees abroad only to fail them here

Despite saying it wants to protect women from sexual violence in conflict, the UK fails to provide safe, legal routes to sanctuary and handles asylum insensitively 2016-12-07 08:48 5KB

United's Mkhitaryan determined to hold on to starting spot

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan understands that competition for places kept him out of manager Jose Mourinho's plans but i... 2016-12-07 08:41 2KB

Misbehaving cricketers face being sent off for 1st time

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Cricketers will be at risk of being sent off for the first time after the game's lawmakers proposed giving umpires powers to punish unru... 2016-12-07 08:41 1KB

Missouri peach grower sues Monsanto over herbicide use

Missouri’s biggest peach producer is suing Monsanto Co. over illegal herbicide users suspected of causing widespread crop damage in Missouri and neighboring states. 2016-12-07 08:41 1KB

Former Top Cop Escalante Testifies At Federal Civil Trial

Refugio Ruiz-Cortez has taken to trial his 2011 lawsuit against ex-Chicago cop Glenn Lewellen, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for a lengthy drug conspiracy. 2016-12-07 08:41 3KB

Shin Bet says terror cell responsible for West Bank shootings arrested

Three minors are suspected of carrying out four shooting attacks against the Ofra settlement. 2016-12-07 08:38 2KB

Kazakhstan detains suspected oil thieves linked to Islamists

ASTANA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's state security service has detained several people suspected of stealing oil and fuel from a refinery and being linked... 2016-12-07 08:29 2KB

Sweden charges 5 teenage refugees with beating, gang-raping boy for over an hour

The group spat on and taunted the victim, as each took turns anally raping the boy, with the described ordeal lasting “for more than an hour.” The group spat on and taunted the victim, as each took turns anally raping the boy, with the described... 2016-12-07 08:21 3KB

Target shooter to be charged after bullet hits Lowell-area home

A man accused of firing a shot that went through a Lowell-area home last month, injuring none, will face a misdemeanor charge. 2016-12-07 08:21 1KB

Why can randomly choosing a medical malpractice attorney be bad for you?

When we are talking about medical malpractice, we know that the situation is difficult because medical malpractice has been one of the most critical issues that are being faced by people in the United States today. It is less known fact that medical malpractice is the third leading... 2016-12-07 08:19 3KB

Married Couple Found Shot To Death In Burbank Home

About 5:30 p.m., a relative found the couple dead at the house in the 8500 block of Laramie Avenue, according to Burbank police. 2016-12-07 08:09 1KB

Conan O’Brien Lets His Freak Flag Fly in New Berlin Travel Special

TBS talk show host hits up dominatrix and nude beach in tour of German capital During a press lunch at a German restaurant in Los Angeles, O’Brien detailed different parts of the trip, which included a trip to the dungeon of a dominatrix named Lady Velvet Steel... 2016-12-07 08:09 2KB

Denny Solomona registered in Sale Sharks' European Champions Cup squad

Record-breaking winger Denny Solomona's controversial switch of rugby codes moved a step closer on Wednesday when he was registered by Sale for the European... 2016-12-07 08:04 3KB

Police minister defends Phahlane's R10m house

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has rejected suggestions that acting police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane resorted to illegal means to afford an R8m house. 2016-12-07 08:03 2KB

Yankees In Hot Pursuit Of Chapman, Have Contingency Plans, Too

The Yankees may not be the Yankees of recent vintage when it comes to consistently breaking the bank for free agents, but they still act with purpose when intrigued. Aroldis Chapman has their attention, and then some. 2016-12-07 08:02 2KB

'They slaughtered a baby on our watch!' activist says of Marrero shooting

Ashonta Wyatt has attended a lot of vigils.  "I've done so many I've lost count," she said on the phone Monday evening. To hear Wyatt tell it, she's the go-to choice to speak when people are standing in a circle... 2016-12-07 08:00 4KB

Bill to get Stein to cover all recount costs could be unconstitutional

A bill that could force Jill Stein to cover all the costs of recounting Michigan votes for president in the Nov. 8 election is "clearly" unconstitutional, says Mark Brewer, a lawyer who is past chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party. 2016-12-07 07:58 5KB

Theresa May’s clever holding position has caught remainers off guard

By agreeing to a Brexit concession that potential Tory rebels expected would be much harder to secure, the PM has edged closer to the moral high ground 2016-12-07 07:55 4KB

Former U. S. Atty. Debra Wong Yang is reportedly under consideration to lead the SEC

Los Angeles lawyer Debra Wong Yang, the former top federal prosecutor for the region, reportedly is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. 2016-12-07 07:54 5KB

Whale breaches just metres away from stunned jet-skiers in Queensland

The incredible moment that a whale breached not once, but twice - merely a few metres away from jet-skiers off Queensland coast - leaving them fearing they would be capsized. 2016-12-07 07:53 2KB

Court to review UK marine's conviction for Taliban murder

A court will review a British Royal Marine's murder conviction for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Sgt. Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder by a military court in... 2016-12-07 07:53 727Bytes

China crackdown relies on ‘torture, detentions’

Reuters HONG KONG (Reuters) — The corruption crackdown ordered by Chinese President Xi Jinping is reliant on a secret system of detentions and torture beyond the reach of the formal Chinese criminal justice system, a U. S.-based human rights group said in a report... 2016-12-07 07:51 860Bytes

Search On For Suspect In Attack On Muslim MTA Worker

Police released a sketch of the suspect who they say assaulted and taunted the MTA employee as she headed to work on Monday at Grand Central Terminal. 2016-12-07 07:48 3KB

500 migrants drowned at sea. No one investigated: Reuters Report

(Reuters) - At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 716Bytes

Spokesman: Coalition accidentally bombed Yemen hospital

CAIRO (AP) — An internal investigation committee said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led military coalition accidentally bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen, which killed 19 people and forced the international group to pull out from northern Yemen. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 876Bytes

7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in week

BEIJING (AP) — Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry, authorities said Wednesday. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 763Bytes

Birmingham scaffolder who killed a man becomes boxer after getting licensed in Malta

James MacDonald was handed a five and a half year sentence for a fatal attack on a father outside a pub near in Birmingham in 2010. 2016-12-07 07:39 2KB

Reese Witherspoon rocks houndstooth frock to Beverly Hills meeting

Reese Witherspoon looked ready to take charge as she attended a business meeting in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. 2016-12-07 07:38 2KB

MD fatal crash involving multiple vehicles, tractor trailer reported

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- An investigation is underway after a fatal crash Wednesday morning on I-70 at I-270 in Frederick County, Maryland State police said. 2016-12-07 07:37 1KB

Friends of Jamie Murphy arrested over white powder in Bali raise money to pay for fees

Friends of Perth teen Jamie Murphy, 18, who was arrested over a white powder during Schoolies in Bali, are crowdfunding to pay for legal costs following his three-day stint in prison. 2016-12-07 07:23 2KB

CSKA Moscow boss Leonid Slutsky linked with Vitesse Arnhem

Slutsky, who has been linked with the Chelsea job in the past, has spent seven years in charge of CSKA Moscow and won the league title three times. 2016-12-07 07:20 2KB

Health Insurers List Demands if Affordable Care Act Is Killed

The nation's health insurers on Tuesday publicly outlined for the first time what the industry wants to stay in the state marketplaces. NYT reports. 2016-12-07 07:19 7KB

Dylan Voller fears reprisals if he gives royal commission evidence from prison – mother

Nineteen-year-old wants to speak about Don Dale in person rather than via video-link with guards watching over him, says Joanne Voller 2016-12-07 07:15 4KB

J&J questions fairness of hip implant trial, $1 bln verdict

By Erica Teichert Dec 7 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson will challenge the fairness of a trial that produced a verdict of $1 billion in damages against the com... 2016-12-07 07:03 4KB

3 ex-college students plead guilty in dumpster fire in Maine

Three former Colby College students have pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in connection with a dumpster fire that occurred just hours before a commencement exercise. 2016-12-07 07:02 1KB

Former Israeli MK questioned over alleged sexual bribes during his tenure

Police have detained the former cabinet member and are questioning him, suspecting felonies of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. 2016-12-07 07:01 1KB

Migrant Arrested for Suspected Rape and Attempted Murder

A 31-year-old Iraqi migrant has been arrested in Germany for the attempted of rape a young girl, raping another, and attempted murder. 2016-12-07 07:01 2KB

Pervert Alan Ralph caught peering up women's skirts while they are shopping in Walmart

Alan Ralph was charged with voyeurism after he was detained by police in Sarasota, Florida after several victims complained to officers that he had looked up their skirts in Walmart. 2016-12-07 06:58 2KB

REVEALED: Trump To Terminate Gay Fascism In Defense Of Persecuted Christians

Why should people tolerate gays when they have no tolerance for any person, religion, idea or belief opposed to their very queer ideas about sex and marriage? Excerpted From The Independent: Donald Trump has reportedly… 2016-12-07 13:03 2KB

Scalia replacement could move court rightward on criminal justice

The late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia was known for dissenting opinions on social issues like abortion rights and gay marriage, remarking that he liked "to tell the majority to take a walk. " 2016-12-07 06:56 6KB

Hospital chaplain loses same-sex wedding discrimination appeal

Jeremy Pemberton was appealing against ruling backing Church of England ban on gay clergy marrying their partners 2016-12-07 06:55 2KB

Utah will spend $138,000 to restore Butch Cassidy's childhood cabin which is now decaying

The log cabin that is believed to be where infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy grew up in Circleville, Utah, has recieved $138,000 to upgrade its site and restore the structure. 2016-12-07 06:55 3KB

Footage shows lorry driver run red light before killing mother and daughter on crossing

Neville Fletcher's HGV is seen approaching a pedestrian crossing outside an Iceland store in Hull just before he ran a red light and struck Zena Jackson, 43, and Cidalia Mendez-Jackson. 2016-12-07 06:52 4KB

Man shooting up heroin in parking ramp interrupted by policeman on Segway

The man was arrested on charges of drug possession and outstanding warrants. 2016-12-07 06:52 1KB

Champion showjumper Ella Popely dies after car crash in West Sussex

Driver Ella Popely, 18, was killed when her Fiat crashed into an Audi while on her way to Burgess Hill Girls' School in West Sussex on Tuesday morning. 2016-12-07 06:49 2KB

Cricket ball-tampering law set to stay unchanged

Cricketers the world over will have to continue keeping their mints under their tongues to avoid punishment for transgressing the game’s ball-tampering regulations. 2016-12-07 06:41 2KB

Prince William County students should bring bottled water to school

School officials are asking students in Prince William County, Virginia to bring bottled waters to school after a water main break north of route 29. 2016-12-07 06:33 1KB

Father of murdered Lateesha Nolan gives heartbreaking interview as bones are found near Dubbo, New South Wales

Lateesha Nolan's father Mick Peet joined officers at a riverbank near Dubbo on Wednesday, where a thigh bone belonging to Ms Nolan- who was killed nearly 12 years ago - had already been found. 2016-12-07 06:31 2KB

Activists back Google's appeal against Canadian order to censor search results

Canadian supreme court decision to ban links of fake company worldwide could allow countries to regulate internet outside borders, civil liberty groups say 2016-12-07 06:30 5KB

SC prosecutors handling drug case after local solicitor sued

State prosecutors are now handling the case of a Myrtle Beach man shot by police during a drug raid last year because the man is suing local authorities. 2016-12-07 06:30 1KB

In New York, attacks on women with headscarves raise alarms

One woman is a decorated officer of the New York Police Department, commended two years ago for running into a burning building to save a baby. 2016-12-07 06:30 8KB

New Jersey inmate pleads not guilty in cellmate's death

A New Jersey prison inmate has pleaded not guilty to killing his cellmate. 2016-12-07 06:29 1KB

Epileptic woman Georgina Adams reveals she was raped by her depraved FIANCE

Georgina Adams, 24, from Longton, revealed how Peter Cotterill preyed on her and urged other victims suffering in silence to call the police. 2016-12-07 06:28 4KB

Cops: NC Walmart greeter seeks receipt, gets stunned instead

Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man they say used a stun gun on a Walmart greeter who asked to see his receipt. 2016-12-07 06:12 1KB

Govt seeks prison sentences for creators of dangerous hacking software — RT Russian politics

The Russian government has drafted a bill introducing prison sentences as punishment for those who create software used in targeting critical national infrastructure, even if they have no part in actual attacks. 2016-12-07 06:01 2KB

Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law

Offering free legal services to the gun control groups, law firms say they are hoping to match the resources, coordination and power of the gun lobby. 2016-12-07 06:00 10KB

Why Didn't I Learn This in School: Terrible Taxes

Benjamin Franklin famously said: “The only thing for certain is death … and taxes.” But what he didn’t tell us is how confusing those forms can be. 2016-12-07 06:00 2KB

How this woman became a voice for children in foster care

In her mid-60s, Char Williams found her calling as an advocate in court – and in life – for these youths. 2016-12-07 05:51 3KB

2 convicted, 1 acquitted in soldier’s tragic Independence Day death in Jerusalem

The incident shook the nation with a moment of seemingly arbitrary tragedy at what is viewed as one of the high and unifying points of the year. 2016-12-07 05:50 2KB

Man, 69, guilty of the rape and murder of two sisters and the manslaughter of their mother in 1974 to appeal his conviction

Garry Dubois, who was found guilty of killing Barbara McCulkin and her daughters after they disappeared from their Brisbane home in 1974, is reportedly appealing his conviction. 2016-12-07 05:47 2KB

Roma midfielder Strootman gets two-match ban for simulation

Dec 7 (Reuters) - AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has been banned for two games for unsportsmanlike conduct during his team's 2-0 win over local rivals La... 2016-12-07 05:40 1KB

Dear Julius Malema

We know you and your friends are behind the fees must fall movement. I see Wits has declared an increase in fees for 2017, if you can't even get that right, how are you planning on taking over the whole country? 2016-12-07 05:40 8KB

Man 'murdered' by gunman in Walham Grove is named Salim Coulter

Salim Coulter, 24, was shot dead by a gunman believed to have been 'lying in wait' for an hour as he returned from the restaurant in south-west London. 2016-12-07 05:33 5KB

Union Pacific to examine board's crash findings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (al 2016-12-07 05:27 4KB

Israeli convicted of attempted murder for stabbing Jewish man mistaken as Arab

Pinto, 32, walked through a Kiryat Ata shopping center with a kitchen knife and a box-cutter looking for an Arab to kill, the indictment says. 2016-12-07 05:27 4KB

Teenager, 18, who was 'desperate for the perfect job' took his own life after being 'belittled' by Jobcentre staff

David Brown, 18, from Middlesbrough allegedly faced such ‘immense pressure’ from the Department of Work and Pensions to find work that it became too much and he killed himself. 2016-12-07 05:21 3KB

LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the past. ... 2016-12-07 05:15 787Bytes

‘Corrupt’ Ukraine remains under oligarch influence, reform results ‘fragile’ – EU auditors — RT News

The results of EU-backed reforms in Ukraine are “fragile,” while public policymaking is still under heavy influence from vested interests, the body charged with oversight of spending EU budget money reports. 2016-12-07 05:11 4KB

Gov. Haley urges understanding after mistrial

CHARLESTON, S. C. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist 2016-12-07 05:11 6KB

China fines Medtronic $17 million on anti-monopoly charges

BEIJING (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic has been fined $17 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in the latest effort by Beijing to force down what it sees as unreasonably high prices. Regulators concluded Medtronic,… 2016-12-07 05:10 2KB

Why your diet should include more fat

Eating fat won't make you fat. Eliminating or limiting fat in your diet can actually make you gain weight, often because it leaves you feeling so deprived. 2016-12-07 05:08 5KB

Partisan or racial gerrymandering? Supreme Court asked to parse.

The Supreme Court heard two cases on Monday regarding accusations that North Carolina and Virginia engaged in racially-motivated gerrymandering. 2016-12-07 05:05 5KB

Kokomo leaders look to reverse law prohibiting pinball

At their height, the pings and bells of pinball machines could be heard in arcades and pizza parlors across Kokomo, offering an afternoon escape for teenagers and a consistently profitable investment for store owners. 2016-12-07 05:01 6KB

Standing Rock is only the beginning

After months of protests, the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the easement that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to proceed beneath Lake Oahe, the disputed section of the … After months of protests, the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the easement that would allow... 2016-12-07 05:00 4KB

Environmental group raising money to help South Portland fight pipeline lawsuit

The group posts a video requesting private donations as the city's legal costs head toward $1 million in the 'Clear Skies' ordinance case. 2016-12-07 05:00 8KB

Fate of Boston Chinatown’s ‘9-man’ court uncertain

Home to the unique-style of volleyball, area development is threatening its existence. 2016-12-07 05:00 5KB

Illegal deer hunting leads to death of Alabama woman

Shannon Heath Bell of Flomaton, Ala. is facing charges for illegal deer hunting that led to the death of Donna Loraine Martin, 35. 2016-12-07 04:58 1KB

Family of man who died after drunken fall sues PA strip club

The family of a 56-year-old Pennsylvania man who died following a drunken fall at an Allentown strip club last Christmas is now suing the establishment. 2016-12-07 04:37 1KB

Puppy LOVE (Magazine)! Lingerie-clad Abbey Clancy goes for biker chic in leather and lace as she writhes around with pooch for latest Advent clip

The 30-year-old WAG and model looked simply sensational in a biker-themed shoot, in which she sported a leather cap with a matching skirt, before stripping down to just her lingerie 2016-12-07 04:32 1KB

Warner Robins settles legal dispute with Byron

The Warner Robins City Council has taken steps to end a years-long legal dispute with the City of Byron. 2016-12-07 04:28 1KB

It's still illegal to be gay in Texas in 2016. A lawmaker wants to end that

It's illegal to be gay in Texas. The unenforceable and unconstitutional law is a remnant of another time (1974). Now a Texas lawmaker wants to repeal it. 2016-12-07 04:28 2KB

Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to 2016-12-07 04:19 6KB

Gunman planned attack that killed 3 kids, wounded mother, police say

Police say the suspect, George Daniel Wechsler, was believed to have had a brief relationship with the 36-year-old mother 2016-12-07 04:08 4KB

Casper driver who stopped after hitting deer struck by semi

Authorities say a Casper driver who stopped along the side of a highway after hitting a deer was struck and killed by a semitrailer over the weekend. 2016-12-07 03:49 1KB

The government is breaking promises on child mental health

Camhs was promised £250m each year until 2020. In the first year of promised investment, only £143m was released 2016-12-07 03:30 6KB

The Gambia's new rulers vow to prosecute outgoing president

Yahya Jammeh has ‘bunkers and treasure’ at his farm near Senegal border and could start rebel movement, claims coalition 2016-12-07 03:00 5KB

No sleep for Congolese mothers trying to save their girls from rape

Officially, sexual violence has declined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, dubbed the ‘rape capital of the world’. But frontline workers tell a different story 2016-12-07 03:00 13KB

Transatlantic flight attendant arrested for being eight times alcohol limit

A flight attendant was arrested for being eight times the alcohol limit while on board a trans-Atlantic jet. 2016-12-07 02:53 4KB

Puyallup investigate fight involving bus driver, student

A bus driver for the Puyallup School District has been placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate an altercation involving him and a 15-year-old student. 2016-12-07 02:53 1KB

When governments can spend £75 on a mop, open data is vital

Governments spend a whopping £7.5tn a year on goods and services. We need more open procurement of public contracts to prevent fraud and waste 2016-12-07 02:30 4KB

#Righttodie: assisted dying will save lives

Everyone should be entitled to an assisted death. A law that makes criminals out of people helping another person to end their suffering is not a good law, writes Sean Davison. 2016-12-07 02:27 5KB


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Trump tweets on interview when Person of the Year is named

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting that he will be interviewed Wednesday morning on NBC amid speculation that he'll be named Time magazine's person of the year. He tweeted moments before the expected announcement on NBC that "I will be interviewed on the @TODAYshow at 7:30. Enjoy! " Trump is a finalist for the magazine's prestigious title after his unexpected victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
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USS Arizona Remembers The Attack On Pearl Harbor

The USS Arizona is live tweeting the attack on Pearl Harbor, commemorating the 75th anniversary of an attack that killed over 2,000 Americans.
The Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U. S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, drawing the U. S. into the Second World War.
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona was sunk, killing around 1,100 American servicemen.
The USS Arizona is still buried in the harbor.
Our great ship is destroyed but the spirit of those killed and maimed aboard her will live on. #PearlHarbor75 #RememberPearlHarbor
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
The death toll aboard USS Arizona is staggering. 1177 Sailors and Marines are killed. 335 would survive and live another day. #PearlHarbor75
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
USS West Virginia’s flag is still flying through all the destruction. #PearlHarbor75
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
USS Oklahoma has capsized trapping men inside her and Battleship Row continues to burn. #PearlHarbor75
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
USS Nevada sorties toward the harbor entrance and is now under attack. #PearlHarbor75
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
USS California and USS Neosho under attack with heavy smoke rising from USS Arizona. #PearlHarbor75
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
A massive explosion aboard the destroyer USS Shaw showers debris across the harbor. #PearlHarbor75
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
On Ford Island, sailors witness the explosion of the USS Shaw while recovering from a serious of bombs.
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
On Ford Island, sailors witness the explosion of the USS Shaw while recovering from a serious of bombs.
— USS Arizona (@USSArizona) December 7, 2016
More live tweets under the hashtag #PearlHarbor75 can be seen on the Twitter account USS Arizona , an account created to honor the men who perished aboard the ship during the attack.
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Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country's history. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down while travelling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad, the civil aviation authority said. The crash occurred after one of the plane's two turboprop engines failed in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at around 4:15 pm (1115 GMT). Rescuers, including hundreds of villagers, pulled the charred remains from the wreckage of the aircraft, parts of which were found hundreds of metres away from the main site near the village of Saddha Batolni. "No one survived," said a Civil Aviation Authority spokesman. His comments were confirmed by Danyal Gilani, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines. An AFP reporter at the site said part of the plane was still on fire more than five hours after the crash, as rescuers picked up torn human remains with their hands and placed them in bags before they were taken by ambulance to Islamabad for identification. Addressing a press conference, Azam Saigol, the airline's chairman said the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which contacted ground authorities after one engine failed and issued a Mayday call at 4:14 pm. It began descending a minute later before disappearing from radar at 4:16 pm. "This plane was technically sound, and was checked in October," he said, adding the captain had flown more than 12,000 hours and the aircraft was nine years old. "Our focus now is to retrieve all the dead bodies," he added, vowing a full investigation. A senior rescue official on the site who requested anonymity added: "The villagers told us that the plane was shaky before it crashed. It was about to hit the village but it seems that the pilot managed to drag the plane towards the hills. The fire is still on but it's near to end. " Three foreigners were among the dead, officials said, with Austria's foreign ministry later confirming two of its nationals were killed and Chinese state media saying one of its nationals was also among the victims. - Nation mourns ex-singer - Among those on board was Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim who was embroiled in a blasphemy controversy in 2014, according to the Chitral airport manager and a local police official. The singer's Twitter account had said he was in Chitral. Tributes were pouring in on social media for the former lead singer of the country's first major pop band, whose popular "Dil Dil Pakistan" became an unofficial national anthem. "The voice of my youth, the voice of my generation.... #JunaidJamshed you will be sorely missed," tweeted user Huma A Shah. The terrain around Saddha Batolni is hilly, roughly the same altitude as the Margalla Hills which overlook Islamabad. Wednesday's crash was the fourth deadliest on Pakistani soil. Pakistan's most recent air disasters involved helicopters, both in 2015. In May that year a Pakistani military helicopter crashed in a remote northern valley, killing eight people including the Norwegian, Philippine and Indonesian envoys and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian envoys. In August 2015 another army helicopter crashed killing 12 people, all military. The deadliest air disaster on Pakistani soil was in 2010, when an Airbus 321 operated by private airline Airblue and flying from Karachi crashed into the hills outside Islamabad while about to land, killing all 152 on board. An official report blamed the accident on a confused captain and a hostile cockpit atmosphere. - Chequered history - But the deadliest accident involving PIA came when an Airbus A300 crashed into a cloud-covered hillside on approach to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu in 1992 after the plane descended too early, killing 167 people. Most of the carrier's fleet, apart from its latest Boeing 777s, were banned from entering the European Union between March and November 2007. Despite this, PIA has been crash-free for 10 years, and received a 7 out of 7 in its latest rating on the often-cited, which launched its annual listing in 2013.
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Indonesia earthquake: At least 97 killed in Aceh province

At least 97 people were killed, including young children, and 73 seriously injured, Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman told CNN.
The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake damaged homes, shops and mosques in the district of Pidie Jaya, completely destroying hundreds of structures.
Additional medical personnel have gone to the region after the Pidie Jaya hospital was damaged in the quake, which struck as residents were preparing for early morning prayers.
'We have to move so fast to save them'
Speaking in Jakarta, National Board for Disaster Management spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the death toll could still rise.
"Now our priority is the search and rescue operation. We have to move so fast to save them," Sutopo said.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered immediate assistance to be sent to Aceh in the wake of the earthquake.
In a statement, the International Organization for Migration said it had deployed two staff members to help coordinate assistance.
"They'll be our eyes and ears on the ground and be able to give us a much clearer picture of what the (needs)are," Peter Kern, the organization's disaster preparedness project manager.
No tsunami warning issued
No tsunami warnings or advisories were issued. The quake's epicenter was 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of the town of Sigli in Aceh province.
Despite the lack of a tsunami warning, Sutopo said some residents fled to safety in the hills after the quake. "They are still traumatized by the last big earthquake and tsunami in 2004 ," he said.
The 2004 disaster killed more than 80,000 people after a tsunami swept across the Indonesian region, leaving millions homeless.
Large earthquakes are relatively common in Indonesia, which sits on the infamous Ring of Fire, a set of fault lines that circle the Pacific Basin.
Wednesday's earthquake is Indonesia's second major temblor this year and the most severe yet.
In March, a magnitude-7.8 quake struck off the southwestern coast of Sumatra , but despite initial warnings, no tsunamis or deaths were registered as a result.
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Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

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Sailor Laid to Rest 75 Years After His Death at Pearl Harbor

American flags hung from every pole and business in the small Mississippi town of Wesson as the remains of a 23-year-old sailor headed to his last resting place Wednesday, 75 years to the day after he was killed at Pearl Harbor.
Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston was buried with full military honors in his hometown. He was one of 429 crewmen killed on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack triggered the entry of the United States into World War II.
The Riverwood Family Funeral Service was contacted by the Navy to make the arrangements and owners offered their services free of charge.
About 250 local residents gathered around the family plot at the Wesson Cemetery as Johnston was buried next to his parents.
Gov. Phil Bryant attended the graveside service and thanked Johnston and all of the Mississippians killed in World War II for their service.
Frank Springs, Johnston's nephew from Lucedale, Mississippi, was one of the family members attending the service. He spoke briefly thanking others for attending.
Bryant gave Springs a commemorative governor's coin and placed one on Johnston's wooden casket
In October 1949, a military board ruled that many of the remains from the Oklahoma, including Johnson's, were non-recoverable.
Scientists using mitochondrial DNA analysis, circumstantial evidence, laboratory analysis and dental comparisons eventually matched Johnston's records.
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The Latest: Jury Picked in Dylann Roof-Church Slayings Trial

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):
10 a.m.
The 12 jurors who will hear the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof have been picked and will decide whether the white man killed nine black people in racially motivated attack at a Charleston church.
Jury selection took about 20 minutes Wednesday. Police say Roof shot nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. Authorities say the 22-year-old man wanted to start a race war.
U. S. District Judge Richard Gergel only allowed one pool reporter to watch the jury selection, and she said she couldn't immediately determine the racial makeup of the panel.
Court officials also didn't release the races of the jurors.
Roof faces hate crime and obstruction of religion charges. If jurors find him guilty, they will decide if he should be put to death.
Opening statements are expected Wednesday morning.
9:40 a.m.
The final phase of jury selection is underway in the death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.
Roof faces 33 charges in federal court, including hate crimes and obstruction of religion. Federal prosecutors say he spoke of starting a race war when he shot the parishioners at Emanuel AME Church. State prosecutors plan a second death penalty trial on nine murder charges next year.
The federal jury selection process began last summer when about 3,000 potential jurors received jury summonses. After filling out questionnaires and being questioned by attorneys, that pool has now been reduced to 67 people.
Attorneys are using juror strikes Wednesday to select the final panel of 12 jurors and six alternates who'll hear the case.
Opening statements are scheduled for later in the day.
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The death penalty trial for a white man who said he wanted to start a race war by killing black people in their South Carolina church is set to begin.
Jury selection and opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday in Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial in Charleston.
The city is already bruised by a former police officer's racially charged murder trial that ended in a hung jury Monday.
But Roof's trial shouldn't be so hard fought. His lawyers have offered for Roof to plead guilty several times if prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.
Authorities say Roof killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015 after spending an hour with them in Bible study.
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Syria Rebels Call For Truce As Aleppo Losses Mount

Rebels in Aleppo called for a five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians on Wednesday after losing more than three quarters of their territory including the Old City to a Syrian army offensive.
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Teenagers charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Two juveniles have been charged with starting the historic wildfires that killed more than a dozen people in Tennessee this month, authorities said Wednesday.
Investigators said the teenagers were arrested and charged with aggravated arson. Neither their names, ages or genders were disclosed, though.
The fires were Tennessee's worst in decades and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and other structures. At least 14 people died and 150 were hurt as the result of the fires in Sevier County, the center of which is the resort town of Gatlinburg.
It wasn't clear whether the teens might face additional charges, such as murder or manslaughter, although prosecutors could try them both as adults.
"Everything is on the table," prosecutor James Dunn said.
Dunn added that the juveniles are residents of Tennessee, but not Sevier County.
Tennessee officials do not reveal criminal records of juveniles unless it involves serious charges, like murder or rape. However, if the case is sent to criminal court, the records will become public.
Officials said the two will have a detention hearing within the next three days.
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Ex-Sen. Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan

Washington — Last week’s telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, according to federal filings and published reports.
The call was a breach of diplomatic protocol, and Trump advisers have made conflicting statements about whether it signaled a new policy toward China. Taiwan split from China in 1949, but China still considers the island part of its territory and would consider it unacceptable for the U. S. to recognize Taiwan’s leader as a head of state.
Dole, who is now a lobbyist at the Washington firm Alston & Byrd and a registered foreign agent representing Taiwan, told The Wall Street Journal on Monday that his firm helped arrange the call.
“It’s fair to say that we may have had some influence,” Dole told The Journal.
The work by Dole, a former Senate Republican leader and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, was disclosed in documents filed Nov. 30 with the Justice Department’s Foreign Agent Registration Act section. The extent of Dole’s work as a registered foreign agent for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, which serves as an embassy-like entity for Taiwan, was reported Tuesday by Buzzfeed News and The New York Times.
According to the filings, Dole has lobbied for a closer relationship with Taiwan over the past six months by pushing for the Trump campaign to participate in a U. S. delegation to the island and working to arrange a Taiwanese delegation at the Republican National Convention.
Dole reported that he set up a briefing call on Taiwan for the Trump campaign’s policy director, convened a meeting between Taiwanese embassy staff and the Trump presidential transition team and helped to include language in the GOP platform supportive of Taiwan.
Dole also set up a meeting between a Taiwanese official and Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is Trump’s pick for attorney general.
The filings show that Alston & Bird received $140,000 from May to October for the work.
The phone call between Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen was a break from nearly four decades of diplomatic practice and drew immediate complaints from China.
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Trump isn't all wrong about China as "currency manipulator"

President-elect Donald Trump is already ruffling feathers in Beijing. Not only did he accept a congratulatory call from Taiwan’s leader -- breaking a 40-year-old protocol of the U. S. recognizing only one China -- but he has threatened to officially label China a “currency manipulator” upon assuming office and slap on import tariffs unless Beijing makes its trade policies more equitable.
As Mr. Trump is prone to do, his bombast attracted the ire of the establishment who dismissed him as ignorantly flailing against a China that has lately been trying to bolster its currency amid chaotic capital outflows instead of weakening it to boost exports. While this is true, it’s oversimplified. Mr. Trump isn’t completely right, but he’s not completely wrong, either.
Talking foreign exchange valuations is about as exciting for most Americans as dissecting instructions for consumer electronics. And to be fair, even many economists don’t completely understand the dynamics behind market-based currency values. That’s because simply too many variables are involved , and those variable have many second and third derivative effects that are impossible to track. Currency experts talk in tendencies not absolutes.
Yes, it’s true that China’s currency is no longer undervalued as it was as recently as 2011 , when the country was accumulating trillions in largely dollar-based foreign exchange reserves, which held down the yuan and boosted its export competitiveness. But the yuan has dramatically weakened against the dollar over the past year -- something that destabilized American markets in August 2015 and again at the start of 2016.
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Yet the fact of the matter is this: We cannot know the true value of China’s currency -- nor whether Mr. Trump is really right that it’s undervalued -- unless Beijing allows the market to fully and completely set the yuan’s value via the removal of capital controls. But amid ongoing vulnerabilities in the Chinese economy, this just isn’t going to happen.
It’s also fair to say China used a depressed currency value to build up its manufacturing base for years -- casting a shadow on its current efforts to manage exchange rate volatility in the interest of maintaining global financial stability.
While many have criticized Mr. Trump this week for his comments, no less than incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, expressed frustration with China’s move to dramatically weaken the yuan last August in an effort to head off building pressure against it in offshore markets.
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Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof 'evil, evil, evil'

The man accused of murdering nine black people in a South Carolina church last year is "evil, evil, evil", a tearful survivor said as the trial began.
Felicia Sanders, whose son Tywanza died in the 17 June 2015 massacre, said Dylann Roof, 22, was welcomed by the bible study class before opening fire.
She said she initially mistook the shooting inside the Charleston church for an electrical fault with a lift.
If jurors find him guilty, they will decide if he should be put to death.
Mr Roof sat looking at the defence table during Ms Sanders' emotional testimony.
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Assistant US Attorney Jay Richardson told jurors - in a court barely a mile from where the bloodbath unfolded - that Mr Roof had a "cold and hateful heart".
The prosecutor said the accused had turned his gun on the group about half an hour after joining them at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
He fired 70 shots, 60 of which made impact, according to Mr Richardson.
The accused also hurled insults at his victims during the attack, Mr Richardson said, and left survivors "to tell his story".
The assistant US attorney said the accused had planned to inspire a "race war".
Mr Roof "hoped to send a message to other white people to stand up and do something," Mr Richardson said.
The accused, according to the prosecution, had "claimed white superiority".
"His manifesto was a call to arms, a belief that it was not too late take this country back from black Americans. "
Mr Richardson said the jury would hear Mr Roof's two-hour recorded confession to FBI agents following his arrest.
"He admitted that he almost didn't do it, that he almost walked out the door," assistant US attorney said, saying Roof had chosen the church due to its prominence among African-Americans.
"But in the end he decided that he just had to do it. "
The prosecutor said the jury would also see excerpts from the accused's "manifesto", which he allegedly typed on his father's computer hours before the attack.
Mr Roof's lawyer, David Bruck, said he may not call any witnesses because there is little question his client committed the attack.
"He did it," said the attorney. "You're probably wondering, so what we are doing here? Why does there need to be a trial? "
The lawyer said he hoped Mr Roof would be held in prison for the rest of his life, rather than executed by the state.
The accused has said he wishes to act as his own attorney if convicted, once the sentencing phase of the trial begins.
Last week he had asked to act as his own lawyer throughout the case.
But earlier this week he changed his mind, saying he would only represent himself after his guilt or innocence is determined.
The jury comprises two black women, eight white women, one white man and a black man.
Mr Roof is charged with 33 federal counts, including hate crimes.
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Trump picks ally of fossil fuel industry to lead EPA

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a transition official said, signaling Trump’s determination to dismantle President Barack Obama’s efforts to counter climate change.
Pruitt, a Republican, has been a key architect of the legal battle against Obama’s climate change policies, actions that fit with the president-elect’s comments during the campaign. Trump has criticized the established science of human-caused global warming as a hoax, vowed to “cancel” the Paris accord committing nearly every nation to taking action to fight climate change, and attacked Obama’s signature global warming policy, the Clean Power Plan, as a “war on coal.”
Pruitt, 48, who has emerged as a hero to conservative activists, is also one of a number of Republican attorneys general who have formed an alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda, a 2014 investigation by The New York Times revealed.
At the heart of Obama’s efforts to tackle climate change are a collection of EPA regulations aimed at forcing power plants to significantly reduce their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution. It will not be possible for Trump to unilaterally cancel the rules, which were released under the 1970 Clean Air Act. But it would be possible for a legally experienced EPA chief to substantially weaken, delay or slowly dismantle them.
As Oklahoma’s top law enforcement official, Pruitt has fought environmental regulations – particularly the climate change rules. Although Obama’s rules were not completed until 2015, Pruitt was one of a handful of attorneys general, along with Greg Abbott of Texas, who began planning as early as 2014 for a coordinated legal effort to fight them. That resulted in a 28-state lawsuit against the administration’s rules. A decision on the case is pending in a federal court, but it is widely expected to advance to the Supreme Court.
As Pruitt has sought to use legal tools to fight environmental regulations on the oil and gas companies that are a major part of his state’s economy, he has also worked with those companies. For example, the 2014 investigation by The Times found that energy lobbyists drafted letters for Pruitt to send, on state stationery, to the EPA, the Interior Department, the Office of Management and Budget and even Obama, outlining the economic hardship of the environmental rules.
Industries that Pruitt regulates have also joined him as plaintiffs in court challenges, a departure from the usual role of the state attorney general, who traditionally sues companies to force compliance with state law.
The close ties have paid off for Pruitt politically: Harold G. Hamm, the chief executive of Continental Energy, a North Dakota oil and gas firm that also works in Oklahoma, was a co-chairman of Pruitt’s 2013 re-election campaign.
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Charleston church shooting trial begins

The judge of the Charleston church shooting trial has rejected the defense’s request to delay the death penalty trial. The New York Times’ Yamiche Alcindor and former Baltimore prosecutor Debbie Hines join MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss the federal case against Dylann Roof, who pleaded not guilty for the shooting of nine people.
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Open Pit Mine in Montana Kills Thousands of Migrating Snow Geese

The Berkeley Pit is one of the most toxic bodies of water in the United States
About 10,000 snow geese landed on the toxic waters of the Berkley Pit in Butte, Montana, turning the flooded former copper mine "white with birds. " (Photo: Dana /flickr/cc)
Thousands of snow geese have been killed by the toxic waters of the Berkeley Pit , a flooded former copper mine in Butte, Montana that is one of the most poisonous and acidic bodies of water in the United States.
Unusually warm weather led the flock—tens of thousands of geese—to migrate south from Canada to the American Southwest later than usual, and they ran into a snow storm in Montana. The only open water in the area on which they could land was that contained in the Berkeley Pit.
The geese landed in the pit, whose water is contaminated with arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, copper, iron, and zinc, in late November. The heavy metal contamination has resulted in water so acidic that the organisms able to survive within the pit are the objects of scientific study. Thousands of birds did not survive after touching down on the red-tinged toxic waste.
The Washington Post reports :
Roughly 10,000 geese landed in the Berkeley Pit at the end of November, turning the water "white with birds," said a mine official with Montana Resources, which jointly manages the pit with the Atlantic Richfield Company, to the Montana Standard. On Tuesday, investigators could not give an exact measure of how high the death toll would go. But a preliminary estimate, via drone and flyover counts, found thousands of dead birds.
"I can't underscore enough how many birds were in the Butte area that night," Mark Thompson, a Montana Resources [mining company] environmental affairs manager, said to the Associated Press. "Numbers beyond anything we've ever experienced in our 21 years of monitoring by several orders of magnitude. "
The factors involved were likely a result of climate change, according to Montana Audubon Society executive director Steve Hoffman. Hoffman told the Montana Standard that "with a warmer fall, many birds, including those swimming in the Berkeley Pit water, are migrating later than usual. "
"Thompson said federal and state agencies were still confirming the number of dead geese," AP notes. "Nonetheless the company expected the total would be many times more than the 342 that died in 1995 , prompting a mitigation effort that seeks to protect birds from the toxic water. "
Montana Resources, the mining company, will face fines if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that its efforts to keep the birds away from the mine were not in compliance with regulatory standards.
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Air Force One: Was Trump renegotiating contract or punishing Boeing?

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Air Force One takes off as President Barack Obama departs from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Obama gave a keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit and attended a fundraiser Monday.
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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | 2 a.m.
To his supporters, President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter suggestion to cancel the order for the new Air Force One was a sign that Trump planned to cut governmental spending.
But if you didn’t see it that way, you weren’t alone.
CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted that Trump’s call to tear up the contract came shortly after the Chicago Tribune posted an interview with the CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenberg, who expressed support for free trade and noted that the company shipped nearly 200 737s to China last year. Tapper’s tweet led to speculation by the Washington Post and other outlets that Trump, who criticized free trade during the presidential campaign and has called for a 45 percent tariff on Chinese exports, reacted to Muilenberg’s comments by making a statement he knew would hurt Boeing’s stock price. The price fell $2 on Tuesday.
Some congressional lawmakers said that if Trump could renegotiate the contract and get a better deal, great. But members of the congressional delegation from Washington, where Boeing is headquartered, weren’t pleased.
"Replacing the 26-year-old Air Force One aircraft will support good-paying jobs throughout Northwest Washington and is important to ensuring the safety and security of future Presidents. The President-elect's tweet does nothing to change those basic facts,” read a statement from U. S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, and Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash.
Trump’s tweet was short, but it prompted a flood of fact-checking. The outcome didn’t make Trump look particularly good, considering that he inaccurately suggested Boeing was building a plane (it’s in the design process) and that the cost will cover construction of two planes, not one.
Aerospace industry expert Richard Aboulafia told Seattle’s Morning News that Trump’s take on the issue was “complete madness.”
“It’s actually what it costs to have two airplanes that can survive a nuclear war and transport the president in times of national emergency, and any other time for that matter,” he said.
The Washington Post and others also speculated that Trump’s tweet was the latest indication that he planned to use his private Boeing 757 — the so-called Trump Force One — instead of Air Force One as president. Trump said during the campaign that he planned to make the switch, but those who think he plans to do so and then charge the government to use the plane should be aware that apparently it would require him to upgrade his plane with expensive security features like a missile avoidance system and special shielding from nuclear blasts.
Trump’s plane is outfitted with such luxury appointments as a movie theater, a silk-lined master bedroom and 24-karat gold seatbelt fasteners.
Speaking of protecting Trump , the Air Force One flap came on the same day that some New York congressional delegates revealed they were seeking $35 million in federal funding to reimburse the state for providing security to the president-elect. Several House Democrats sent a letter urging New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to pay for extra security that Trump will need in New York after being sworn in. Trump’s wife, Melania, and son, Barron, are expected to continue living in New York City until the boy gets out of school.
"Should the President-Elect choose to maintain two permanent residences for his family, it is reasonable to request he reimburse the city and the state for all additional security expenses from his own significant personal financial resources," said the letter.
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Nightclub victims’ kin: Oakland fire families face long road

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.
The 2003 fire at The Station in West Warwick was started by pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White, which set fire to foam that lined the walls as soundproofing. It was actually highly flammable packing foam, never approved for such a use, and the crowded club became an inferno in seconds.
In Oakland, investigators have said they’re looking at electrical appliances as possible causes in the Friday night fire in the warehouse packed with wooden structures, where electricity was provided by cords that snaked through the space.
Relatives of those killed and lawyers involved in the Rhode Island case said they see troubling parallels.
In both fires, there was an alleged lack of proper permits and loads of highly flammable material inside. In both, the operators were accused of ignoring safety standards, such as providing adequate fire exits. As in Rhode Island, there are suggestions that officials in Oakland didn’t do enough to inspect and monitor the building, leading to tragedy.
At The Station, inspectors failed to note the foam in their reports. They also raised the club’s capacity, so people were allowed to pack inside.
A nearly 10-month grand jury investigation resulted in involuntary manslaughter charges for three people: the club’s owners, Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, and the man who set off the pyrotechnics, Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele.
But many were outraged that the town’s fire marshal and Great White leader Jack Russell were not charged.
Dave Kane, whose son, Nicholas O’Neill, died in The Station fire, said he believes he is seeing in Oakland what he saw in Rhode Island: a rush to blame the operator of the space and to protect public officials.
“The elected officials, the fire officials, they’re the responsible ones,” Kane said, adding a message to families in Oakland: “Don’t get your hopes up, because too many people have to cover themselves, and that’s the problem.”
Jeff Pine, a former Rhode Island attorney general who represented Jeffrey Derderian, said The Station fire represented a “perfect storm” of things going wrong simultaneously.
In such cases, manslaughter charges are more likely than murder charges, he said. Murder usually requires some level of criminal intent or malicious conduct, such as someone intentionally setting the fire, he said. Authorities said on Tuesday there is no indication the Oakland fire was intentionally set.
Tom Briody, who defended Biechele, said establishing criminal intent is a high burden, but there is a tendency to lower it when so many people are killed.
“The reality is that when you have a large death toll, the cases get investigated more aggressively. Ultimately, I think the burden somehow lowers itself,” he said. “Somehow, it becomes a lot easier to convince folks that someone’s to blame than when there’s a smaller amount of damage or harm.”
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has said Oakland investigators are looking into “Who knew what? Who ignored what, and who completely disregarded what?”
Warehouse operator Derick Ion Almena deflected questions from NBC’s “Today” about whether he should be held accountable, but said he signed a lease for building that was “to city standards, supposedly,” and said he would put his three children to sleep there at night.
Biechele ultimately pleaded guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and served less than two years in prison. The Derderians pleaded no contest to the same charges without admitting guilt. Michael Derderian spent less than three years in prison, and Jeffrey Derderian got community service.
“That was rather devastating,” said Chris Fointaine, whose son, Mark, died, and whose daughter was badly injured. “The fact that one brother walked away with basically no time, and the other with what we considered a slap on the wrist.”
She said relatives of those killed became their own sort of family and drew support from each other in the years that followed.
“They need to be prepared for this to be dragging for a long, long time,” she said of the families in Oakland. “I think the only comfort that we found was in each other.”
In Rhode Island, the criminal case took more three years, and the civil cases against dozens of people and companies took six. The settlements totaled $176 million.
Fontaine called those settlements the most insignificant thing that happened in the case.
“To me, that was the least important. To me, seeing justice served would have been the most helpful,” she said. “We never got that justice served. And we never will.”
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Thousands seek refuge after deadly Indonesian earthquake

MEUREUDU, Indonesia – Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.
Some were homeless after the quake made their houses unsafe and others were too scared to return home. Killer quakes occur regularly in the region, where many live with the terrifying memory of a giant Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake that struck off Sumatra. The magnitude-9.1 quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 100,000 Acehnese.
Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died in the magnitude-6.5 quake that hit before dawn Wednesday, while four people had been pulled from the rubble alive. The Indonesian government declared a two-week emergency period in Aceh and some aid was already reaching hard-hit areas.
The rescue effort involving thousands of search officials, villagers, soldiers and police is concentrated on Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya district near the epicenter. Excavators and rescue teams removed debris from shop houses and other buildings where people were believed buried.
TV footage showed rescuers in orange uniforms shining flashlights into the interiors of broken buildings as they searched for signs of life. The pace of the search slowed after night fall, hampered by rain and blackouts.
The U. S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered about 12 miles southeast of Sigli, a town near the northern tip of Sumatra, at a depth of 11 miles. The agency had initially placed the epicenter undersea. It did not generate a tsunami.
Siti Rukiah, 51, a mother of four, was among the many people taking refuge in local mosques. She and about 100 other people from Pante Raja, a seaside village in Pidie Jaya district, fled to Nur Abdullah mosque located on higher ground in a nearby hamlet.
She said the quake was shallow and felt so powerful she had to grab onto a table to keep from falling down. She was sure a tsunami was coming.
“I’m really scared about a tsunami,” said Rukiah, whose brother and neighbors died in the 2004 disaster. “I don’t want to return home tonight, not only because my house is damaged, but I am still afraid an aftershock could cause a tsunami.”
Aceh’s disaster mitigation agency said more than 600 people were injured. The national disaster agency said about 245 buildings were seriously damaged or destroyed in Pidie Jaya and neighboring Bireuen district, including 14 mosques. The rest were mainly dwellings and shop houses. Roads also cracked and power poles toppled over.
The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. The 2004 quake and tsunami killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Aceh.
John Ebel, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Boston College, said there is a risk of aftershocks that even if relatively weak could cause further damage to buildings, particularly because modern building codes aren’t consistently enforced in Indonesia.
In the capital, Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he had ordered all government agencies to take part in the rescue efforts for Aceh, a conservative Muslim province that has considerable autonomy from the central government under a peace deal with separatists.
Aiyub Abbas, the chief of Pidie Jaya district, said there was urgent need for emergency supplies.
Zunaidi, a village chief in Pidie Jaya, said about 1,700 people from the village moved to a temporary shelter at an Islamic boarding school about 6 miles south of Meureudu town.
He said most took shelter because they feared aftershocks could knock down their houses that were partially damaged.
“We are still afraid to return home because of aftershocks, downpours and blackouts,” said Zunaidi, who goes by a single name. The boarding school was providing generators, food and medicine, but people complained of a lack of clean water and baby food, he said.
The Indonesian Red Cross deployed emergency response teams and advertised bank accounts for donations. Its head of disaster management, Arifin Hadi, said five water trucks had been sent into the quake area. Aid, including hygiene kits, tarpaulins, jerry cans, blankets and family assistance kits, is being distributed, with more to be sent from Jakarta, he said. The International Organization for Migration sent an assessment team to Aceh.
The general hospital in Pidie Jaya was overwhelmed with the numbers of injured and many people were being treated in tents pitched on its grounds, according to its director Muhammad Reza Faisal. He said five of the quake victims died at the hospital.
Villager Ahmad Salam said he and his family couldn’t sleep in their house because its roof was damaged and rain was pouring in. The family went to the same mosque they took shelter in after the 2004 disaster.
“Even after 12 years, it feels like yesterday that the tsunami washed away my house,” Salman said.
Karmini and Wright reported from Jakarta, Indonesia. Associated Press journalists Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta and Ayi Yufridar in Bireuen, Indonesia, contributed to this report.
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Trump's national security adviser pick promotes 'fake news,' too

The Trump transition team fired the son of Lt. General Michael Flynn – the president-elect’s pick for national security adviser – on Tuesday, after Gen. Flynn’s son tweeted that the fake-news story, which had inspired a gunman to storm a Washington, D. C., pizzeria, had yet to be “proven false,” and re-shared another post claiming that the arrested gunman was an actor.
But the incident has intensified criticism of Flynn the elder, who has long shared his son’s predilection for conspiracy theories, as he stands ready to step into a cabinet position of unparalleled influence on President-elect Donald Trump. Unlike other cabinet positions, Flynn's appointment is not subject to Senate approval.
Throughout the campaign, Flynn routinely tweeted links to fake news articles, particularly those promoting baseless theories about the Clintons, and promoted or tagged “alt-right” (a white supremacist movement) and white nationalist figures. And after becoming director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012, subordinates at the agency compiled a list of what they dubbed “ Flynn facts ” – false statements of dubious origin that his staff would privately try to dissuade him from repeating in public, according to The New Yorker.
That tendency to lean on faulty information has caused a growing number of Republican national-security officials to voice public doubts.
“The national security adviser should have a moderating effect on the instincts of the president, and it remains to be seen if Mike can do that,” said former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, in an interview with The New York Times.
As national security adviser, Flynn will attend Trump’s daily intelligence briefings and senior staff meetings, in addition to overseeing the White House’s National Security Council, a 400-person department dedicated to recommending policy to the president. His office will be just down the hall from the Oval Office.
Democrats were immediately critical of the selection when it was announced in November. And on Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D) of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that Flynn’s promotion of fake news "raises profound questions about his suitability for this important position," according to the Associated Press.
"Someone who is so oblivious to the facts, or intentionally ignorant of them, should not be entrusted with policy decisions that affect the safety of the American people," he told The New York Times.
The conspiracy theory backed by Flynn’s son that precipitated the standoff in Washington, D. C., claimed that the pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, was the home of a child sex slave ring run by Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief.
“The false rumor first surfaced on the online message board 4Chan and quickly spread to Twitter and Reddit, where a discussion thread titled #PizzaGate attracted 20,000 subscribers ,” wrote The Christian Science Monitor’s Gretel Kauffman on Monday. “In the weeks since, Comet Ping Pong's owner, employees, and others affiliated with the restaurant have been on the receiving end of endless social media harassment and hundreds of death threats.”
"What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences," said the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, in a statement on Sunday. "I hope that those involved in fanning these flames will take a moment to contemplate what happened here today, and stop promoting these falsehoods right away. "
On Tuesday, vice president-elect Mike Pence acknowledged that Flynn’s son had been part of the transition team, helping with scheduling and administration, but refused to answer questions about whether a security clearance had been granted.
"Whatever the appropriate paperwork was to assist him in that regard, Jake, I'm sure was taking place," he told CNN's Jake Tapper.
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Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

Oakland, Calif. — Investigators honed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies.
The death toll in the most lethal building fire in the U. S. in more than a decade was not expected to go higher.
A refrigerator was a potential source of the fire, but it was too soon to say for sure, said Jill Snyder, special agent in charge of the San Francisco office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Snyder said investigators were looking at “anything electrical” on the first floor of the warehouse near the origin of the blaze.
“We have no indication that this was intentionally set,” she said.
Tearful family members visited the scene Tuesday and exchanged hugs hours after the founder of the arts collective that used the warehouse stood near the gutted building and said he was “incredibly sorry.”
Derick Ion Almena said he was at the site to put his face and his body in front of the scene, but he deflected blame for the blaze, saying he signed a lease for the building that “was to city standards supposedly.”
“Everything that I did was to make this a stronger and more beautiful community and to bring people together,” Almena told the “Today Show” on NBC.
The fire broke out during a dance party Friday night in the cluttered warehouse. It had been converted to artists’ studios and illegal living spaces, and former denizens said it was a death trap of piled wood, furniture, snaking electrical cords and only two exits.
Almena did not respond to emails or calls to phone numbers associated with him by The Associated Press. He told San Jose television station KNTV that he didn’t attend the event Friday night and that he and his wife had decided to stay at a hotel because he was exhausted.
City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the warehouse, raising questions about why it wasn’t shut down. The district attorney warned of possible murder charges as she determines whether there were any crimes linked to the blaze.
A building inspector who went to an Oakland warehouse on Nov. 17 after receiving a complaint of illegal interior construction left after being unable to get inside.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said late Tuesday the inspector followed procedure and later sent a request to the owner to gain entry. She did not reveal the outcome of that request.
Under the Oakland city code, building officials and fire marshals need court permission to enter commercial lodgings if the owner or manager refuses access.
Building inspectors typically cannot force entry to a property unless there are pressing circumstances, Schaaf said.
Crews had searched 90 percent of the building known as the “Ghost Ship” for bodies as of Tuesday and were expecting to complete the rest of the search by midnight. Fire officials started knocking down parts of the building that they said were structurally unsound.
Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. J. D. Nelson said that of the 36 victims found, 35 have been identified and 20 of their families have been notified. Officials are still lacking any type of identity for one person.
Stories of the victims’ last minutes, meanwhile, emerged.
Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said that some of the victims texted relatives, “I’m going to die,” and “I love you.”
Rescue crews found bodies of people “protecting each other, holding each other,” Kelly said.
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Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills nearly 100

MEUREUDU, Indonesia — A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early today, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.
Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died while four people were pulled from the rubble alive. Another four or five are known to be buried, but he didn’t say if they are dead or alive.
“Hopefully we would be able to finish the evacuation from the rubble before sunset,” said Sulaiman.
The rescue effort involving thousands of villagers, soldiers and police is concentrated on Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya district. Excavators were trying to remove debris from shop houses and other buildings where people were believed buried. TV footage showed rescuers in orange uniforms shining flashlight into the interiors of broken buildings as they searched for signs of life.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said 273 people were injured, about a quarter of them seriously. Some 245 buildings were seriously damaged or destroyed, mostly in Pidie Jaya, including 14 mosques and the remainder largely dwellings and shop houses. Roads also cracked and power poles toppled over.
Aiyub Abbas, the chief of Pidie Jaya district, which is located 18 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of the epicenter, said there was urgent need for excavation equipment to move heavy debris and emergency supplies. Footage showed rescue personnel taking bodies in black bags away from the rubble.
Muhammad Reza Faisal, director of Chik Ditiro General Hospital in Pidie Jaya, said the facility, which was damaged by the quake, was overwhelmed with the numbers of injured and many people were being treated in tents pitched on its grounds. He said five of the quake victims died at the hospital.
The U. S. Geological Survey said the shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03 a.m. (2203 GMT Tuesday) was centered about 19 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Sigli, a town near the northern tip of Aceh, at a depth of 17 kilometers (11 miles). The agency had initially placed its epicenter undersea. It did not generate a tsunami.
For Acehnese, the quake was a terrifying reminder of their region’s vulnerability to natural disasters. More than 100,000 died in Aceh after the Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami.
“It was very bad, the tremors felt even stronger than 2004 earthquake,” said Musman Aziz, a Meureudu resident. “I was so scared the tsunami was coming.”
In the capital Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he has ordered all government agencies to take part in the rescue efforts for Aceh, a conservative province that has considerable autonomy from the central government under a peace deal with separatists. The Red Cross Indonesia has deployed emergency response teams and advertised bank accounts for donations. The International Organization for Migration said it had sent an assessment team to Aceh.
Seaside resident Fitri Abidin in Pidie Jaya said she fled with her husband and wailing children to a nearby hill after the quake jolted the family awake early in the morning. They stayed there for several hours until authorities reassured them there was no tsunami risk.
“It terrified me. I was having difficulty breathing or walking,” said Abidin.
She said her husband grabbed hold of her and carried her out of the house.
The family’s house didn’t collapse but the homes of some neighbors did and Abidin is afraid three friends were buried in building collapses.
In Pidie Jaya’s neighboring district of Bireuen, a teacher at an Islamic building school died after being hit by falling debris, said health worker Achmad Taufiq.
Residents of the nearby town of Lhokseumawe ran out of their houses in panic during the quake and many people fled to higher ground.
The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. The 2004 quake and tsunami killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Aceh.
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White nationalist Richard Spencer fuels protest as he mocks critics in Texas

O n one side of the road, a concert to promote diversity, tolerance and inclusion; on the other, a speech by a prominent white nationalist. And between them, in the street, were verbal clashes between protesters, counter-protesters and police.
While Donald Trump was 1,200 miles away at a North Carolina stop on his “thank-you” tour, the cultural and political fault lines deepened by his electoral victory were reflected in the febrile mood on the Texas A&M University campus on Tuesday night, during an appearance by Richard Spencer.
Spencer made headlines last month at the annual conference of his far-right National Policy Institute thinktank in Washington when he declared: “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” and some in the audience gave Nazi-style salutes .
The 38-year-old, who has been discussing his extremist views for years in relative obscurity, quickly became a totem for liberal fears – and far-right hopes – that Trump’s victory in the presidential election would promote a pro-white, anti-multicultural agenda into the mainstream.
On Tuesday, Spencer described the Republican president-elect as “a kind of alt-right hero”, even if not a supporter, “because Donald Trump was the first step towards identity politics in the United States … The alt-right is fundamentally about identity, the Trump campaign was fundamentally about identity, we’re connected to him.”
During his campaign, Trump was pointedly slow to disavow any links to the far-right movement. His appointment of Stephen Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his campaign CEO was seen as a further embrace of the far-right movement in the US. During the campaign, Bannon had touted the website as “the platform for the alt-right”.
Only belatedly did the president-elect publicly disavow the movement , telling the New York Times two weeks after his victory that he did not want to “energize the group”.
At A&M, when asked if he repudiated the Nazi salutes seen at his last public event, Spencer said they had been “done in exuberance and fun”. He was booked to appear in a conference room at the student centre by Preston Wiginton, a former A&M student who, like Spencer, has been banned from entering the UK for his extremist views.
Officials at a college with a reputation for being predominantly white and conservative expressed vehement opposition to Spencer’s presence. The university said it was unable to ban him because it is a public entity and individuals have the right to book event spaces. As a riposte, the university leadership organised an “Aggies United” anti-discrimination show featuring speeches and music in the Kyle Field football stadium that faces the student centre.
Hundreds gathered to demonstrate in the space between the two buildings.
“He says that white people need their space in America, so that white people can live and do their thing. That was called Lebensraum in 1930s Nazi Germany,” said Adam Davies, 25, a Jewish former A&M student. “That’s no different from what they were advocating then – they tried to make minorities leave by making it intolerable for them.”
Wendi Bellar, a 36-year-old PhD candidate, said this was an important moment to protest, to counteract what she called Spencer’s “preaching of hate”.
“I think we’ve already seen a move after Trump was elected of people feeling more comfortable saying these views out loud. They’re getting louder and I think we need to get loud as well and say that it’s not something that we are going to bow down to, we are going to fight it.”
But just 100 metres away, dozens lined up for a chance to see the far-right’s rising star.
“I think that definitely the alt-right will continue to grow and that it will continue to spread,” said Hazzard McCree, a 27-year-old from Houston. “I think that Trump is not explicitly a white nationalist; I don’t think he promotes that sort of thing. However, I do think he promotes the sort of hard work and self-actualization … I think that he’ll promote an environment in which white people will thrive.”
Standing next to him and also wearing a Trump-issue red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, a 30-year-old who gave his name as Ricotta said Spencer “is probably a little bit less extreme than we’d prefer, but he’s a good spokesperson”.
Asked what kind of “extreme” outcome he would like to see, Ricotta said: “1933”, the year Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. “Like him or not, Hitler definitely made Germany great again, at least for those 12 years,” he later added.
Oozing the self-assurance of a man who believes the moment is his to seize, Spencer articulated his views during a fractious two hours in front of a crowd of about 300. At least half of them were present seemingly out of curiosity or hostility. Spencer was hissed and heckled throughout, evidently relishing the dissent as an opportunity to mock and taunt his critics.
Spencer’s slow oratorial style is designed to make his arguments appear reasonable and logical. But there were serrated edges in Tuesday’s slick presentation. “America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men,” he said. “This country does belong to white people, culturally, socially, politically, everything – we defined what America is.”
In a question-and-answer portion, Spencer derided a man wearing a “beat the hell outta hate” T-shirt as “fat” and a “loser”. He repeatedly gave evasive answers to a black woman who asked him to state clearly whether he believes white people are superior to other races, prompting a minor confrontation when she did not give up the microphone and someone tried to wrestle it from her. “That’s why we want our own country!” one man yelled.
A woman in a clown costume walked silently up and down the aisles with a series of punning placards deriding Spencer. “He’s the real Bozo,” one said. A second clown joined her. Outside, university police said, two people, neither one a student, were arrested during protests which were tense for a while as officers in riot gear forced the crowd away from the student centre.
Spencer, meanwhile, wrapped up with a defence of free speech, walked past a couple of police officers and through a rear exit door. He is planning a college tour in 2017.
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Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount

DETROIT -- A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan’s presidential recount after the state’s second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots.
The federal judge who on Monday ordered the recount to begin will hold a hearing Wednesday on whether to stop it. The state elections board also is meeting Wednesday, a day after the Michigan appeals court ordered it to dismiss Jill Stein’s recount petition. The court noted that she got 1 percent of the vote and has no chance of catching Republican Donald Trump, who narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton in the state. The Michigan Court of Appeals issued its 3-0 opinion saying that Stein did not qualify as an “aggrieved candidate” under state law.
Separately, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an order forcing the state to start the recount earlier that week.
Meanwhile, a court hearing will be held Friday on a possible recount in Pennsylvania. A recount in Wisconsin so far shows Trump gaining votes over Clinton.
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Trump's search for diplomat revives Romney, Huntsman rivalry

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Suspects in catastrophic Oakland fire: Refrigerators, old wiring, overtaxed electrical system

With the recovery of bodies from the Oakland warehouse fire now complete, officials are now focusing their attention on determining the cause of the blaze that killed 36 people during a concert.
Authorities on Wednesday said they are examining all potential causes, including whether some sort of an electrical problem with a refrigerator and other appliances might be responsible. They stressed they have not made any final determinations.
Former residents of the warehouse have described it as a serious fire danger, lacking sprinklers and filled with debris, trash and old furniture. Photos from inside the building show a vast tangle of electrical wires as well as a heating system that appeared to be hooked up to portable propane generators.
At the time of the fire, Oakland officials were investigating the warehouse in connection with reports of code violations and safety issues. City officials said the building was zoned for use as a warehouse, not for housing or a venue for concerts.
A fire ripped through a warehouse in Oakland on Friday night, killing more than 30 people who were there for an electronic music concert. Here are the names of people who have been confirmed dead by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau or immediate family members.
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A fire ripped through a warehouse in Oakland on Friday night, killing more than 30 people who were there for an electronic music concert. Here are the names of people who have been confirmed dead by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau or immediate family members.
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Jean. M. Daly, a former arson prosecutor in Los Angeles and San Francisco who specializes in fire cases, said investigators are going to seek to determine where the fire began — “the area of origin.” They will do this by studying burn patterns and the intensity of the fire.
“The heavier the damage, the longer the burn, the more likely it is the area of origin,” Daly said.
In this case, she said, authorities have alluded to a 45-degree pattern of the burn near three appliances — a refrigerator, a smaller fridge and a toaster — suggesting that is where the fire might have started.
But uncovering the origins of the fire “will take a microscopic examination of the appliances and the wiring,” Daly said. “That takes time in a lab.”
She said the situation is rather like the chicken-and-the-egg problem: Did an appliance ignite the fire or did wiring to an appliance set the appliance on fire? She said investigators for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would take the parts of the appliances to their lab to examine the plugs, the motors and other parts.
At the same time, the investigators will examine the building’s wiring and breakers for short circuits and overloads and do what is known as arc mapping.
“They are going to look for … signs that it burned before the appliances and the building,” Daly said. “Once investigators isolate the cause, they can then seek to determine who is responsible.”
Robert Rowe, a former Downey fire marshal and a fire investigator, said determining the age of the warehouse’s wiring would be one of the first issues addressed.
“Have there been any upgrades to the electrical system or is this the original wiring? Back when this was a warehouse, its electrical system was designed for a particular purpose,” he said. “But modern equipment, laptops, chargers, sound systems, air conditioners and fridges place a very different burden on the system.”
Rowe said the building’s electrical system might have been modified without permits. Circuit breakers may have been replaced with large amp breakers because they were tripping. “When you don’t replace the wiring, that can overtax the system and overheat the wiring,” he said.
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NTSB: Driver in fatal Baltimore bus crash has history of crashes, seizures

BALTIMORE -- The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people , including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.
Glen Chappell was driving about 57 mph in a 30-mph zone - nearly twice the speed limit - when he struck a Ford Mustang from behind before colliding with an oncoming Maryland Transit Administration bus last month, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s initial report.
Chappell was driving the school bus for AAAfordable LLC of Baltimore, which held a contract with Baltimore City Public Schools. No children were on board at the time of the crash.
The transit bus driver and four passengers were also killed. Eleven people sustained injuries.
Incident reports referencing Chappell’s previous crashes and other problematic issues said Chappell had “seizure-like episodes,” and had a seizure just a week before the Nov. 1 crash.
In addition, while Chappell had a medical certificate allowing him to drive the school bus, he had not filed it with the Maryland Vehicle Administration, which made it illegal for him to be driving the bus, the report said.
Chappell’s wife told investigators after an earlier crash that he had been taking medication for seizures when he got into an accident two years ago.
Chappell had been driving buses since 2008. He began working for AAAfordable in 2014, but took a break between April and August of this year, during which time he drove for other bus companies.
Chappell was just a short distance from picking up his first kids for the school bus when the accident occured.
Police spokesman T. J. Smith said at the time of the crash that the damage was huge.
“It literally looks like a bomb exploded in the bus. It’s catastrophic damage,” Smith said.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis characterized riders on the No. 10 MTA bus as workers traveling on a route from Dundalk, a largely blue-collar community southeast of Baltimore, toward Catonsville, a western suburb.
“They’re on their way to make a living, they’re on their way to the job and they’re on their way to support their families,” Davis said, “Our hearts and prayers go out to them, to their families, to their co-workers as well.”
The school bus first hit a silver Ford Mustang, crushing its rear and forcing its nose into the pavement. Then it hit a pillar at a cemetery entrance hundreds of feet down the street. Veering across the center line, the yellow school bus slammed into the front driver side of the MTA bus, ending about 100 yards from the pillar.
The school bus raked the side of the commuter bus, ending with its front end buried toward the back of the MTA vehicle.
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Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous. The shooting took place when the two officers were responding to a domestic dispute in Americus, about 130 miles south of Atlanta, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles. An Americus police officer died and a Georgia Southwestern State University officer was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, she said. The suspect, 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, was still at large, and local, state and federal law enforcement officers were searching for him, Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said. Scott urged anyone who sees Lembrick to call police, but warned, "Do not attempt to approach him. He is armed and dangerous. " Lembrick already had outstanding warrants and was wanted for an incident that occurred earlier in the week, but the officers didn't know that when they responded to the 911 call, Scott told reporters. Shortly after the shootings Wednesday, a message posted on Lembrick's Facebook page read: "other life gone not going to jail. " Also posted to Lembrick's account was a four-second Facebook Live video showing a young man partly concealed by shadows saying, "I'm gonna miss y'all folk, man. " The final message on Lembrick's page read: "Love yall. " All three posts had Facebook timestamps between 10:13 a.m. and 10:41 a.m. The video was removed a few hours after it was posted. Miles confirmed to The Associated Press that the Facebook page belongs to the suspect. The university issued an alert on its website saying the shooting occurred off campus but that the campus was on lockdown. ___ This story has been corrected to reflect that the officers were shot Wednesday, not Tuesday.
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David Bossie Confident Gen. Mattis Will Receive Waiver

Retired Gen. James Mattis deserves a waiver to become secretary of defense, David Bossie, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team executive director, told Fox and Friends on Wednesday.
"I don't know that the Democrats are willing to shut down the government" over the issue, he said.
Congressional lawmakers must approve a waiver for Mattis to serve as secretary, since he retired from the armed forces less than seven years ago, a gap required by law between a commissioned officer serving in the military and becoming secretary of defense.
When asked if he thought the Democrats would seek revenge for how Republicans refused to even hold a hearing for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland, Bossie said:
"The good news for the American people is that there's still a Republican control of the house and senate. I think that we're going to use the levers that we need to. The leadership in both the house and senate are working closely with the president-elect and vice president-elect. I think we have an ambitious, very ambitious first 100 days. We have a tremendous group of cabinet officials that are going to be up for nomination. We're hitting the ground running. "
Bossie was also asked about Obama's national security speech on Tuesday in which he cited what he considered all his successes in combating U. S. enemies throughout his term as president.
"You know, he can spout a lot of different statistics at us over eight years, but the realities are these. ISIS did not exist eight years ago. It does today. Not only is it thriving across the Middle East, massacring people across the Middle East, it's here in America as well, as we see in the streets across our country. I think that's one of his, a big piece of his legacy. "
Bossie also touched on Trump's economic agenda.
"He's the change agent he said he was during the campaign. Whether it's the Carrier deal or this announcement yesterday [on Japan's SoftBank's reported plans to invest $50 billion in the U. S.] or what's going to be coming in the next several weeks and months ahead, it's going to be a change agent. We're going to get this economy rolling again. "
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Megyn Kelly says Trump aide responsible for inciting violent threats against her

Megyn Kelly has, as of late, been receiving death threats and is now under the watch of armed guards, notes the New York Times.
The Guardian reports that the Fox News host holds Trump's transition team member and campaign social media director Dan Scavino partially responsible.
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According to The Guardian, Kelly said at a Tuesday night Washington, D. C. event, "It's that far corner of the internet that really enjoys nastiness and threats and unfortunately there is a man who works for Donald Trump whose job it is to stir these people up and that man needs to stop doing that. His name is Dan Scavino. "
Though there is no evidence the threats are a direct result of Scavino's online activities, he has without question made some fiery social media comments regarding Kelly, notes The Hill.
Among them is the tweet he wrote in October after Kelly's on-air clash with Newt Gingrich.
It read , "Megyn Kelly made a total fool out of herself tonight – attacking @realDonald Trump. Watch what happens to her after this election is over. "
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Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

CHARLESTON, S. C. (AP) - A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark. When Felicia Sanders opened her eyes, she saw a young white man the parishioners had welcomed to the study only a half-hour earlier. Dylann Roof was mowing down the pastor and eight others with gunfire and hurling racial insults. Sanders, the first witness in Roof's death penalty trial, fought back tears as she recalled sheltering her granddaughter under a table and telling her to play dead. She watched in horror as her son Tywanza and her 87-year-old aunt, Susie Jackson, were killed in the fusillade. At one point, she looked across the courtroom toward Roof and called him "evil, evil, evil. " The gunman had planned the attack for months and traveled about 100 miles to Charleston on June 17, 2015, to attack Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in the South, because of what it represented, prosecutors said. He told the parishioners he was killing them because blacks were raping white women and taking over the country. In a manifesto found later, he said he hoped to start a race war. The attorney for the 22-year-old all but conceded during opening statements that Roof committed the slayings but suggested that he should be spared the death penalty. One of three survivors, Sanders said Roof came by the Wednesday night gathering and was given a study sheet and a Bible by the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor and a state senator. When she heard the loud noise, she assumed something was wrong with the electricity. Then she saw the real reason. "I screamed he had a gun," she said. But by that time, Pinckney had already been shot. Soon her son was hit. "I watched my son come into this work and I watched my son leave this world," she said before becoming so distraught that U. S. District Judge Richard Gergel called a recess. Several people sitting among the survivors' family members and several jurors dabbed away tears. Roof, wearing a striped prison jumpsuit, just stared down at the defense table, as he did throughout the day. "He just sits there the whole time. Evil, evil, evil as can be," Sanders testified. In the prosecution's opening statement, Assistant U. S. Attorney Jay Richardson said Roof had a "cold and hateful heart. " "He pulled the trigger on that Glock.45 more than 70 times that night. More than 60 times he hit parishioners," the prosecutor said. Before the slayings, Roof had posed in photos with the Confederate flag. The attack prompted South Carolina to completely remove the emblem from its Capitol grounds. Other state and local governments voted to take down Confederate monuments, remove the flag from parks or rename government buildings honoring Confederate soldiers. If Roof is convicted, the case will move to the penalty phase, where he plans to act as his own lawyer to apparently fight for his life. A panel of 12 jurors, five black jurors and one person of another race were selected, according to court officials who said the alternates will not be picked until the end of the trial. Defense attorney David Bruck said the facts of the case are largely undisputed and that he would likely ask few questions of the government witnesses. He may not call any witnesses of his own. The defense has said repeatedly in both federal and state court that Roof is willing to plead guilty if capital punishment is taken off the table. Prosecutors have refused. Roof faces another death penalty trial next year in state court. Bruck urged jurors to pay attention to the little things and use their common sense to determine what made Roof hate black people so much. He tried to hint at reasons why Roof should not be put to death, but prosecutors objected, saying that was for the penalty phase. The judge agreed. Roof's trial began only days after another one with racial overtones ended in a mistrial. Jurors could not agree on a verdict for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who shot a black man in the back as he was running away from a traffic stop. A bystander recorded the shooting, and it was seen widely on TV and online. The church slayings took place a little more than two months after the Slager shooting, and Charleston has stayed mostly calm, unlike other cities where police shootings and perceived racial injustice has rocked communities. State prosecutors plan to retry Slager. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Oakland "Ghost Ship" warehouse search concludes after 4 days, leaving death toll at 36

OAKLAND, Calif. - Recovery efforts at an Oakland warehouse fire have ended four days after the blaze, and the death toll stands at 36, officials said Wednesday.
The news comes a day after Oakland officials declared a local state of emergency due to the fire. The Oakland City Council is slated to ratify the state of emergency on Thursday. This will begin the process for state and federal aid.
A refrigerator was a potential source of the fire, but it was too soon to say for sure, said Jill Snyder, special agent in charge of the San Francisco office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
“We have no indication that this was intentionally set,” she said.
Oakland’s mayor confirms there were multiple complaints filed against the structure. She’s promising complete transparency, including the release overnight of years of city records connected with the property.
According to one document, inspectors came just two weeks before the fire but were unable to gain access. Video obtained by CBS News shows police officers inside the structure, purportedly less than two months ago.
Authorities have begun identifying the victims of a deadly warehouse fire that claimed the lives of 36 people
Officials have begun releasing victims’ identities , and all but one of the 36 have been identified so far.
Tearful family members visited the scene Tuesday and exchanged hugs hours after the founder of the arts collective that used the warehouse stood near the gutted building and said he was “incredibly sorry.”
Derick Ion Almena said he was at the site to put his face and his body in front of the scene, but he deflected blame for the blaze, saying he signed a lease for the building that “was to city standards supposedly.”
“Everything that I did was to make this a stronger and more beautiful community and to bring people together,” Almena told NBC.
The fire broke out during a dance party Friday night in the cluttered warehouse. It had been converted to artists’ studios and illegal living spaces, and former denizens said it was a death trap of piled wood, furniture, snaking electrical cords and only two exits.
Almena did not respond to emails or calls to phone numbers associated with him by The Associated Press. He told San Jose television station KNTV that he didn’t attend the event Friday night and that he and his wife had decided to stay at a hotel because he was exhausted.
City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the warehouse, raising questions about why it wasn’t shut down. The district attorney warned of possible murder charges as she determines whether there were any crimes linked to the blaze.
A building inspector who went to an Oakland warehouse on Nov. 17 after receiving a complaint of illegal interior construction left after being unable to get inside.
Emergency crew workers and vehicles are shown in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said late Tuesday the inspector followed procedure and later sent a request to the owner to gain entry. She did not reveal the outcome of that request.
Under the Oakland city code, building officials and fire marshals need court permission to enter commercial lodgings if the owner or manager refuses access.
Building inspectors typically cannot force entry to a property unless there are pressing circumstances, Schaaf said.
Fire officials have started knocking down parts of the building, known as the “Ghost Ship,” that they said were structurally unsound.
Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. J. D. Nelson said that of the 36 victims found, 35 have been identified and 20 of their families have been notified. Officials are still lacking any type of identity for one person.
Stories of the victims’ last minutes, meanwhile, emerged.
Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said that some of the victims texted relatives , “I’m going to die,” and “I love you.”
Rescue crews found bodies of people “protecting each other, holding each other,” Kelly said.
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When pigs fly: Chicago gets creative with Trump protests

CHICAGO— The Windy City is certainly showing creativity in expressing its antipathy to a Donald Trump presidency.
City workers earlier this week removed honorary street signage near the Chicago Trump International Hotel and Tower, a slap at the president-elect for calling the city a “war-torn country” during the campaign. Meanwhile, a Chicago architecture firm has come up with a far-fetched plan to install giant flying pig balloons to block the building's massive sign.
The removal of the honorary signage comes after the city council in Democratic-controlled Chicago voted last month to withdraw it to express anger over Trump’s rhetoric about the city's surge in violence. The signage dubbed a block of Wabash Avenue near Trump's hotel and condominium building "Trump Plaza. "
Chicago has recorded more than 700 murders since the beginning of the year — more than New York and Los Angeles combined — leading Trump to compare the adopted hometown of President Obama to a conflict zone. The bulk of the violence has occurred in a handful of low-income and predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Trump has vowed to tackle the problem once he becomes president.
“To suggest that Chicago is more like an Aleppo or a Baghdad is unfair,” Alderman Brendan Reilly told reporters after the council voted to strip Trump of the honorary signage. “Yes, Chicago is struggling with some big issues right now like most major cities are. But, that doesn’t mean you paint this city with such a broad brush.”
Weeks after the city council action, the architecture firm New World Design posted a mock-up of a proposal for a four gold-covered pig balloon installation to obstruct views of Trump's Chicago tower. The firm says on its blog that the installation along the Chicago River will “provide visual relief to the citizens of Chicago by interrupting the view of the ostentatious Trump Tower Chicago sign.”
The firm is still trying to figure out just how they would install the giant pigs, which it says are an homage to the cover Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals. New World Design says the pigs would be aligned to appear to be flying eastward toward the nation’s capital.
The flying refers "to the perceived chances of Mr. Trump winning the presidential election,” the firm wrote in its blog post.
Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sparred over the signage at the 96-floor tower long before the real estate mogul announced plans to run for the White House.
Emanuel called Trump’s decision to install a 2,900-square-foot “TRUMP” sign on the side of his tower in the summer of 2014 “architecturally tasteless.”
The city council subsequently approved an ordinance that would limit signage on high-rises in the Chicago River corridor to 550 square feet, but the ruling did not affect Trump's tower.
Trump countered the criticism by declaring his sign “magnificent and popular.”
Despite the sparring, Trump and Emanuel remain on speaking terms.
Trump has chatted in recent weeks with Emanuel — who served as Obama’s first chief of staff — about the intricacies of the White House transition process, according to the mayor.
Emanuel also met with Trump on Wednesday morning in New York.
“When they spoke a few weeks ago the president-elect asked for a meeting with the mayor, as he has done with others who have significant experience in the White House and several other big city mayors,” said the mayor’s spokesman Adam Collins.
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Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital’s slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week, with many employed by the garment industry making clothing for top global brands, according to a report released Wednesday.
The report by the London-based Overseas Development Institute found that 15 percent of children aged 6-14 were not attending school so they could work full time.
At the age of 10, about 8 percent of slum-dwelling children had jobs, the report said. By the time they reached 14, almost half were already working.
The report was based on a survey of 2,700 slum households in Dhaka, the capital.
Authorities did not immediately respond for requests for comment.
In Bangladesh, it is illegal for children under 14 to work. It is also illegal to ask anyone to do “hazardous work” for more than 42 hours a week.
But child labor persists, as some factories do not require ID cards from their workers or do not understand that employing children is against the law.
Children would like to go to school, the report’s co-author Maria Quattri said in a statement, “but poverty was driving parents to find jobs for their children, even though they could see that it would jeopardize their long-term future.”
Bangladesh’s garment industry, the world’s second largest after China, provides an economic lifeline for the impoverished country, accounting for some $25 billion in annual exports.
It also employs around 4 million workers, most of them women. Industry insiders say factories struggle to keep employees from moving to jobs elsewhere.
But child labor is not confined to Dhaka’s slums. Crushing poverty leads children across Bangladesh to take jobs to help their families.
Out of an estimated 4.7 million child laborers nationwide, the vast majority live in rural areas, working on farms or in homes as domestic servants, according to government statistics and UNICEF.
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