DC5m United States political in english 813 articles, created at 2016-12-08 05:16 articles set mostly negative rate -0.5
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Time magazine names Donald Trump person of the year – video

Time magazine announces Donald Trump as its person of the year on Wednesday, describing him on its front cover as the ‘president of the divided states of America’ 2016-12-07 17:03 1KB

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No survivors in Pakistan commercial plane crash with 48 aboard

The Pakistan International Airlines flight was bound for Islamabad from Chitral. 2016-12-07 18:07 5KB

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FDR’s Pearl Harbor Bait

On October 30, 1940, during his campaign for an unprecedented third term as president, Franklin Roosevelt told an audience in Boston, 2016-12-07 16:23 6KB

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Branstad formally accepts offer to become China ambassador

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has announced his choice of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the next U. S. ambassador to China. Trump announced his pick of Branstad on Wednesday at a Manhattan fundraiser. A Trump... 2016-12-07 17:17 959Bytes

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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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Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General, Is Reportedly Trump's Pick To Lead EPA : The Two-Way : NPR

Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency — his official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda. " 2016-12-07 16:31 3KB

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Dear President-Elect Trump, Please Don't Let Rahm Bully You On Sanctuary Cities

President-Elect Donald Trump met on Wednesday with Chicago’s most unpopular man, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The same Rahm Emanuel who recently declared “Chicago will always be a sanctuary city” in 2016-12-07 15:55 4KB

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

Ohio GOP lawmakers hope to add a ban on abortions after 20 weeks to a bill on its way to Republican Gov. John Kasich 2016-12-07 14:36 2KB

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Italy's Matteo Renzi officially resigns after referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi officially resigned Wednesday after a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. 2016-12-07 16:14 4KB

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Trump calls China a 'currency manipulator,' but he's wrong

While Donald Trump's claims may have been true about decade ago, they are contrary to China’s current reality. 2016-12-07 14:51 3KB

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Forget populism — Trump’s picking orthodox Republicans

The prevailing opinion on President-elect Donald Trump is that he’s unpredictable, a man of no fixed views who transcends traditional notions of right and left. 2016-12-07 08:00 7KB

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Americus, Georgia shooting: 1 officer dead, 1 injured

Two police officers were shot, one fatally, in Americus, Georgia near the campus of Georgia Southwestern College. The suspect, Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, remains at large. 2016-12-07 19:31 1KB

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2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, local District … Click to Continue »... 2016-12-07 17:19 831Bytes

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Secretary of State Kim Wyman raises concerns over Trump policy

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman weighs in on the mounting concerns in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's election. 2016-12-07 13:31 3KB

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Official: Fire at warehouse trapped people on second floor

The fire that killed 36 people during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse grew rapidly and was raging by the time people on the second floor of the building detected it, trapping them... 2016-12-07 17:32 4KB

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Thousands of geese die after landing in toxic US water

Thousands of migrating geese have died after taking refuge from a snowstorm in toxic mine waters in the western United States, mine officials have said. As m... 2016-12-07 17:10 2KB

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Rep. Russell Praises Trump's Comments on Cost of Air Force One

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell praised President-elect Donald Trump for bringing up the issue of the cost of a proposed Air Force One contract, telling Fox and Friends that "one thing's for sure, I bet the price just got cheaper. " 2016-12-07 12:01 2KB

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Syria rebels call for Aleppo truce, civilian evacuation

Syrian rebels in Aleppo city called Wednesday for an immediate five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians to other opposition-held territory in the north... 2016-12-07 07:25 2KB

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Somerville: The Oakland fire from a sheriff's sergeant's perspective

If you've been following the warehouse fire you have probably seen Sgt. Ray Kelly from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. He's been the main spokesperson and has been on the scene since the very beginning. The other day I asked him how he was... 2016-12-07 07:22 2KB

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EU official hopeful for trade deal under Trump presidency

A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed hope that the incoming Trump administration will continue talks on a comprehensive free trade agreement with Europe. 2016-12-07 18:42 2KB

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Zuma sends condolences to quake-hit Indonesia

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to Indonesia following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake which struck the country's Aceh province, killing almost 100 people. 2016-12-07 15:22 1KB

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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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Ex-Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

Former U. S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) sees president-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” 2016-12-07 10:37 1KB

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Dylann Roof's hate-crimes trial to begin after confusion over whether he would represent himself

Opening statements are set to begin this week in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof , the self-avowed white supremacist who is charged with killing nine black worshipers at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S. C. 2016-12-07 08:00 10KB

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Pruitt to head the EPA: Will he care about the Animas River?

The Animas River spill was the result of shoddy work performed by the EPA. It is yet another black mark on the government agencies report card but there are no protests, there are no charges, there… 2016-12-07 17:14 1KB

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Syrian president says Aleppo will change entire course of war - pro-Damascus TV

BEIRUT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said recent army advances in Aleppo will completely change the course of the battle in all of Syri... 2016-12-07 14:20 1KB

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Trump Admits He Takes Political Appointee Advice From Unlikely Source – President Obama

In a shocking statement by President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday, the soon-to-be 45th president said he is taking advice on his political appointees from the same man he spent months railing against on the campaign trail: President Barack Obama, Politico reported. Speaking Wednesday on... 2016-12-07 12:08 2KB

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Poll: Majority of Americans think Donald Trump can keep his business

About two-thirds of people think Mr. Tump needs to choose between being president and being a successful businessman 2016-12-07 14:38 3KB

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Teenager shot by campus police officer at Reno high school

The 16-year-old was taken to a local hospital, according to Nevada Department of Public Safety director James Wright. 2016-12-07 16:46 1KB

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Facebook and Twitter's real sin goes beyond spreading fake news

By Philip N. Howard Dec 7 (Reuters) - Social media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U. S. presidential election and Brexit refere... 2016-12-07 16:57 7KB

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WikiLeaks’ Assange releases his version of what happened in Swedish sex case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he’s ‘entirely innocent’ of 2010 rape charge in Sweden, accuses prosecutors of inflicting ‘cruel, inhuman’ treatment upon him. He releases text messages from woman that he says absolve him. 2016-12-07 18:26 7KB

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Softbank tycoon who met with Trump is Japan's deal maker

Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U. S. startups, has been one of... 2016-12-07 15:52 3KB

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Charges dropped against man in Wayne State University officer's shooting death

Wayne State University officer Collin Rose shooting death: Murder charges dropped 2016-12-07 16:43 1KB

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'Faithless' Texas elector won't vote for Trump

A member of the electoral college from Texas is maintaining that he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump when the college completes the electoral process later this month. 2016-12-07 10:14 2KB

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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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Health-care, biotech stocks slammed by Trump remarks

Health-care stocks haven't gotten the green light many expected from Hillary Clinton's election loss. 2016-12-07 13:11 3KB

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The Latest: Ellison to resign seat if chosen to lead DNC

The Latest on Congress (all times local): 2016-12-07 12:31 2KB

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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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China Warns US on Taiwan Leader's Planned Transit

China says an upcoming transit stop in the U. S. by Taiwan's president carries ulterior political motives. The comment Wednesday by Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang comes amid Chinese rancor over a phone call between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and U. S. President-elect Donald Trump on... 2016-12-07 05:18 2KB

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USMC pilot missing after ejecting from F/A-18 over Japan

A U. S. Marine Corps pilot ejected from his F/A-18 Hornet during a training mission over Japan on Wednesday and remains missing, officials said. 2016-12-07 15:55 1KB

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Biden not planning 2020 bid, but will ‘never say never’

Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it’s no 2016-12-07 09:16 1KB

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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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John McCain: 'Pearl Harbor forever changed the world'

The US Senator John McCain has said that many families were changed after Pearl Harbor. 2016-12-07 17:17 573Bytes

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Brad Pitt wants to seal custody documents after Angelina Jolie's voluntary custody agreement becomes public

Brad Pitt wants to re-edit the plotline in his increasingly contentious custody battle with Angelina Jolie. 2016-12-07 11:29 3KB

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Corey Lewandowski says Trump has made it ok to say 'Merry Christmas' again

In August, Trump said he makes a particular effort to say ‘Christmas’ in acknowledgement of the nation’s 'persecuted' Christians. 2016-12-07 17:56 1KB

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City officials: Congress shortchanging NYC on Trump security

New York City's mayor and other Democratic officials say Congress is coming up far too short in proposing to reimburse the 2016-12-07 15:05 1015Bytes

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75 years later, remembering FDR's day of 'infamy,' a phrase that almost wasn't

FDR's address after Pearl Harbor was a speech that would last less than seven minutes and ultimately transform his presidency and America's role in the 20th century and beyond. 2016-12-07 14:20 8KB

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The Latest: Recovery Efforts at Warehouse Complete

The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local): 8:25 a.m. Recovery efforts at an Oakland warehouse fire have ended and the death toll stands at 36. The fire broke out at the warehouse during a dance party Friday night. The... 2016-12-07 12:27 2KB

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Dershowitz: Republicans Should Want Democrats To Elect Keith Ellison For DNC Chair

DERSHOWITZ: If I were a Republican strategist and I were given the choice to pick the head of the Democratic National Committee, I'd say pick [Congressman Keith] Ellison! He would be great for the Republicans… 2016-12-07 22:16 1KB

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Israel's Netanyahu gives conditional "No" to meeting Abbas in Paris

By John Irish and Ori Lewis PARIS/JERUSALEM, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he had told French President... 2016-12-07 16:57 4KB

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Government forces push into Aleppo's Old City

Government troops push into rebel-held areas of Old City, as US and Russia prepare to discuss potential rebel surrender. 2016-12-07 12:52 5KB

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AT&T touts Time Warner merger at U. S. Senate hearing

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc's planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc will increase innovation and bring 2016-12-07 16:03 3KB

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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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Joe Scarborough Sarcastically Rants About Iran Nuclear Deal

Joe Scarborough heavily criticized the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday's broadcast of "Morning Joe. " [caption id="attachment_5349477" align="alignnone" width="683"] Joe Scarborough (Getty Images)[/c 2016-12-07 14:10 2KB

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Dow, S&P and Transports Close at All-time Highs as Stocks Surge more than 1%

Investors awaiting monetary policy announcement from European Central Bank Investors awaiting monetary policy announcement from European Central Bank. 2016-12-07 17:35 1KB

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White nationalist event at Texas A&M reignites campus discourse debate

A prominent member of the so-called alt-right movement delivered a speech steeped in white supremacist rhetoric on a campus that largely opposed his presence – the latest of several speakers to challenge various schools' positions on free speech. 2016-12-07 13:45 7KB

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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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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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Businessman Trump urged to keep U. S.-Cuba detente going

By Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U. S. lawmakers joined Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to ur... 2016-12-07 15:57 4KB

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Musk's SpaceX says rockets to remain grounded until January

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 7 (Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX has been forced to delay the return of its rockets to flight until January as an ... 2016-12-07 13:39 2KB

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Next North Carolina governor says he can carry out agenda

North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor says he's optimistic he'll be able to repeal the state's law limiting the state's LGBT protections, vowing to use an array of... 2016-12-07 18:43 1KB

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Meghan Markle shows love for Prince Harry with necklace

The “Suits” star, 35, wore a gold necklace with a tiny H and tiny M on it, which fans took to represent Harry and Meghan 2016-12-07 15:54 1KB

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Senate sends medical research bill to Obama for signature

Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a $6.3 billion bill to boost spending for medical research on cancer and other diseases as well as address the mental health crisis and opioid epidemic in the country. 2016-12-07 16:52 2KB

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Fourth grade textbook saying slaves were like 'family' pulled from Connecticut school district

Hundreds of textbooks will be pulled from Connecticut school district after complaints they teach children slaves were treated like family. 2016-12-07 16:18 2KB

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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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Trump to deliver economic tailwind, his economist fans say

By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Donald Trump's planned tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will propel the world's biggest economy out of its sl... 2016-12-07 17:24 3KB

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Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominees

Arizona — Larry Fitzgerald Atlanta — Matt Ryan Baltimore — Steve Smith Sr. Buffalo — Eric Wood Carolina — Greg Olsen Chicago — Sam Acho Cincinnati — Andy Dalton Cleveland — Joe Thomas Dallas —… 2016-12-07 12:40 1KB

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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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Georgia cargo plane crash kills pilot

A pilot was killed when his cargo plane crashed in rough weather in Mitchell County, Ga., the FAA reported. 2016-12-07 11:05 1KB

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Police Arrest Man Over Threats to UK Brexit Lawsuit Claimant

British police have arrested a man on suspicion of sending online threats to the lead claimant in Britain's landmark Brexit court case. Financial entrepreneur Gina Miller took the government to court, arguing it does not have the power to trigger Britain's exit from the 28-nation European... 2016-12-07 07:30 2KB

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Top baby names of 2016 revealed

There’s nothing quite as terrifying as gifting a child with a name for the rest of their life without even meeting them first. 2016-12-07 14:11 1KB

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New York's undocumented brace for Trump deportations

If I get deported, can my 18-year-old son take care of my youngest child? What should I do if an immigration agent knocks on my door? Do I have the right to... 2016-12-07 14:56 5KB

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Eyeing re-election, Germany's Merkel takes tougher tone on migrants

By Paul Carrel ESSEN, Germany, Dec 7 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives toughened their tone on integrating migrants on Wednesday, p... 2016-12-07 11:56 4KB

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Michelle Obama on election night: ‘I went to bed’

Mrs. Obama tells People magazine, “I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have” 2016-12-07 14:13 1KB

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Pfizer fined $106 million for drug price increase of 2,600% in Britain

Britain's antitrust regulator fined Pfizer Inc. record $107 million because of skyrocketing price increases for generic versions of Epanutin anti-epilepsy drug. 2016-12-07 12:11 3KB

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Settlers in the West Bank hopeful as Trump prepares to take over the White House

Yoni Binyamin lives on a windy, contentious hilltop slated for demolition, but she is convinced her community will not only remain but also continue to grow after Donald Trump becomes U. S. president. 2016-12-07 08:50 959Bytes

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Millions accept invite to rural Mexican girl Rubi’s quinceanera

Authorities San Luis Potosi, Mexico said they were adding extra security measures for Rubi Ibarra’s “Sweet 15" party in the small town of La Joya. 2016-12-07 19:13 1KB

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Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine

The company building the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is fighting an effort by North Dakota regulators to fine it $15,000. The Public Service Commission maintains that a... 2016-12-07 14:49 736Bytes

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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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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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Controversial firearms-only hunt in New Jersey bags record 607 bears so far

Hunters have headed out across parts of the state for the second half of this year’s bear hunt amid objections from animal rights groups 2016-12-07 16:09 2KB

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NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers have left post-coup

NATO’s top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey, placing a significant burden on his staff. ... 2016-12-07 16:46 804Bytes

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Study: Obamacare repeal without replacement risks making 30M uninsured

Republicans are hoping to repeal Obamacare next year using an obscure budget procedure in Congress 2016-12-07 16:40 4KB

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Irish court releases assets worth $100 mln to Russia's Khodorkovsky

DUBLIN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - An Irish court on Wednesday released assets worth $100 million to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, part of the former Russian oligarch's globa... 2016-12-07 11:35 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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‘Racist’ passport machine accuses Asian man of having eyes closed — RT Viral

A New Zealand passport scanner made a ‘racist’ error when it rejected the photo of a man of Asian descent because it thought his eyes were closed. 2016-12-07 14:34 2KB

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Ivanka Trump is Jewish after all says chief rabbinate

In wake of conversion recognition controversies, Chief Rabbinate to change process. 2016-12-07 16:04 4KB

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Head of Gambian army pledges support to President-elect Barrow

BANJUL, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The head of Gambia's army pledged allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow in a phone call on Sunday, Barrow's spokeswoman said o... 2016-12-07 10:56 2KB

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The Latest: Renzi asked to stay on as caretaker PM

The Latest on the political crisis in Italy (all times local): 2016-12-07 15:22 4KB

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Wall Street CEO: Trump Will Change 'Architecture' Of America

A former investment banker and current chair of President-elect Donald Trump's economic forum claims the new administration will be incredibly pro-deregulation, a statement that will likely have wides 2016-12-07 16:26 3KB

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British PM challenges lawmakers to back Brexit timetable

British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit on Wednesday after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin the EU exit talks by the end of March, although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strate... 2016-12-07 17:00 5KB

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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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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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Ivanka Trump puts on a leggy display on her way to meet with Al Gore in New York

The 35-year-old businesswoman ignored the early morning rain and chilly weather as she stepped out of her Park Avenue apartment on Monday wearing a floral dress and caged heels. 2016-12-07 12:41 1KB

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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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Michael Moore: ‘Disrupt the Inauguration’

"Disrupt the Inauguration. The Majority have spoken," Moore says. 2016-12-07 15:43 1KB

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Merkel's Conservatives Back Tougher Rules on Dual Citizens

Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party voted Wednesday to scrap rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens, a move opposed by party leaders and rejected by its partners in government. Until 2014, German-born children of immigrants from outside the European... 2016-12-07 10:00 3KB

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Keir Starmer pushes for detailed Brexit plan – video

Keir Starmer, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, challenges David Davis in the House of Commons on Wednesday to produce a ‘detailed’ picture of his aims before article 50 is formally triggered 2016-12-07 17:57 1KB

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'Office Christmas Party' takes T. J. Miller down memory lane

NEW YORK — When "Office Christmas Party" was partially filmed in Chicago in the spring of 2015, it brought back a lot of important career memories 2016-12-07 17:20 4KB

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The Latest: Assad says Aleppo battle changes course of war

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2016-12-07 17:12 8KB

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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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NATO urges continued pressure against Russia over Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that economic pressure on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine must be sustained. 2016-12-07 13:54 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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Man Alleges Long Island Cop Kept Him From Seeing Dying Mom

A Long Island man claims a Nassau County police officer beat and restrained him over a parking dispute that prevented him from seeing his dying mother one last time. 2016-12-07 15:40 1KB

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Trump's effort to save Carrier jobs 'makes our life very difficult,' says economic developer

"Economic development is a local and state issue. If the federal government intervenes on a local level, it makes our life very difficult. " 2016-12-07 15:36 2KB

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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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Trump Vows to 'Work Something Out' With DREAMers

President-elect Donald Trump pledged to "work something out" with undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and subsequently signed up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 2016-12-07 13:57 2KB

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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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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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Glencore, Qatari fund buy 19.5 percent in Russia's Rosneft

The sale is part of the Russian government's efforts to privatize some state assets to help balance the budget amid a two-year recession. 2016-12-07 15:20 1KB

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Therapy pig to meet with passengers at San Francisco airport

Passengers at San Francisco International Airport will soon be greeted by a tutu-wearing therapy pig before their flights. 2016-12-07 13:33 1KB

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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. 2016-12-07 12:41 1KB

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ECB Seen Expanding Stimulus Amid Trump, Italy Uncertainties

Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six months when it concludes its latest policy meeting on Thursday. Last month's victory by Donald Trump in the U. S. election and... 2016-12-07 10:09 4KB

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Illinois manufacturers criticize Exelon law

PORT BYRON, Ill. (AP) -- The Latest on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signing nuclear plant legislation on Wednesday (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The Illinois 2016-12-07 14:54 3KB

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Many Americans don't know what's in tobacco smoke

National surveys of adults and teens suggest that many Americans have little understanding of the dangerous substances lurking in cigarette smoke. 2016-12-07 13:45 4KB

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Weather Channel To Don't Use Our Content To Mislead On Climate Change : The Two-Way : NPR

The Weather Channel published an article telling, "The next time you write a climate change article and need fact checking help, please call. " 2016-12-07 15:50 2KB

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TIME Covers Perfectly Sum Up Media’s Trump Narrative

Republican President-elect Donald Trump had a very contentious relationship with the media during the course of the 2016 presidential election, but the Aug. 22, Oct. 24, and December covers of TIME Ma 2016-12-07 11:37 3KB

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The many incarnations of Pakistani singer Junaid Jamshed

He soared to fame as the front man of one of Pakistan's most iconic pop bands. And then at the height of his career, he gave it all up to devote his life to God. 2016-12-07 15:28 2KB

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Rebel rockets scar west Aleppo residents

Syrian teenager Diaa al-Din Hassan lay in a hospital bed in western Aleppo, his eyes alive but the rest of his body motionless, paralysed after a rebel rocke... 2016-12-07 12:15 5KB

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NATO Secy General: 'Trump is committed to NATO'

John Kerry is assuring European leaders of America's continuing support of NATO. Nato's Secretary General is confident in that commitment, despite the President-elect's affinity for Russia. 2016-12-07 12:25 847Bytes

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MPs back disclosure of Brexit plan and triggering article 50 by end of March

House votes in favour of amended motion by majority of 373 after Labour and government make concessions 2016-12-07 16:15 2KB

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Man held over online abuse of article 50 campaigner Gina Miller

Man, 55, arrested on suspicion of sending racially aggravated malicious communications to Miller 2016-12-07 08:04 2KB

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The Daily 202: How Trump has zigged and zagged on the Muslim ban since proposing it one year ago today

A timeline with 14 variations of his position – and what it says about the president-elect’s governing style 2016-12-07 05:53 65KB

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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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Dow zooms over 1,200 points since Trump victory

Even though many feared a stock market crash, the surprise election of Donald Trump has helped carry the Dow more than 1,000 points higher since Election Day. 2016-12-07 17:16 3KB

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: This is who is responsible for Trump's election

It seems that you can’t scroll through your Facebook newsfeed or read more than two tweets without at least one reference to Trump. 2016-12-07 17:13 2KB

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At least 97 dead as 6.5-magnitude undersea quake rattles Indonesia, toppling buildings

The strong earthquake sparked a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. 2016-12-07 05:41 4KB

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Former senator, astronaut John Glenn hospitalized

Former astronaut and US Sen. John Glenn, 95, was hospitalized "more than a week ago," according to Ohio State University spokesman Hank Wilson. 2016-12-07 17:31 2KB

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WATCH: Donald Trump Claims Credit for 50K New US Jobs

ABC News' Jon Karl and political analyst Matthew Dowd weigh in on Trump's claiming of credit, which has not been verified by ABC News, for a $50 billion investment in the U. S. by Japanese telecom and internet company SoftBank. ... 2016-12-07 08:32 820Bytes

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Paul Ryan says Obamacare is 'entering a death spiral'

Ryan and his House GOP colleagues have tried numerous times to repeal the law but were never able to during Obama's tenure. 2016-12-07 10:54 2KB

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Let's not pretend scenes of horror in eastern Aleppo are 'unexpected'

We've watched catastrophe after catastrophe unfold in Syria. The latest, as horrible as it is, is the predictable result of our collective inaction. 2016-12-07 09:43 5KB

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Man gets 20-year sentence in fatal shooting of roommate

A man who fatally shot his roommate during an argument in their apartment has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. 2016-12-07 11:48 1KB

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Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander - the latest gain in a massive military operation now... 2016-12-07 10:22 3KB

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Now Trump's U. S. Business Interests Could Pose Conflict Challenge for Incoming Appointees

President Elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson -- will now oversee one of the largest federally-subsidized affordable housing projects in the country – and it is part owned by his new boss. The development is called Starrett... 2016-12-07 07:47 7KB

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Indonesian earthquake: Children's dead bodies carried from Pidie Jaya district

Heartbreaking images show children's limp and lifeless bodies being pulled from the wreckage in Pidie Jaya, Indonesia which was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday morning. 2016-12-07 10:09 4KB

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UN prosecutors urge life term for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to jail Ratko Mladic for life, accusing the former Serb commander of a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990s Balkans wars. "It would be... 2016-12-07 13:50 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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John Boehner says 2016 'was the most bizarre political year' in a century

Former House Speaker John Boehner says he watched the presidential election with amusement, calling it “the most bizarre political year” America has seen in a century. 2016-12-07 15:28 2KB

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Trump called for the legalization of all drugs in 1990 — but his cabinet signals a very different policy

President-elect Donald Trump once deemed the drug war a 'joke' and called for the legalization of all drugs, during a luncheon in 1990. 2016-12-07 18:25 4KB

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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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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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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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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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Joe Biden and Stephen Colbert aren't mad at you, America. They're just very disappointed

On his first post-election late-night stop, Vice President Joe Biden took some time Tuesday on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert ” to have a family meeting with America. 2016-12-07 14:30 4KB

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Donald Trump to Campaign for GOP Louisiana Senate Candidate John Kennedy

Donald Trump to Campaign for GOP Louisiana Senate Candidate John Kennedy 2016-12-07 12:54 2KB

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Viral Huntsville mannequin challenge video raises concerns

An online video of some Huntsville teens wielding guns has gone viral, and police and residents have some concerns about it. 2016-12-07 07:50 3KB

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Woman at heart of South Korean scandal refuses to testify

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ahead of an impeachment vote later this week, lawmakers took turns grilling a K-pop music director, a fashion designer and nearly a dozen others said to be linked to a woman at the heart of…... 2016-12-07 07:47 818Bytes

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Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Voters in Ghana are choosing Wednesday between their incumbent leader and a three-time opposition presidential candidate amid widespread concerns about the credibility of the country's electoral commission. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 858Bytes

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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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PRESS DIGEST-Australian News - Dec 8

Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW ( U. S. Republicans slam secret Obam... 2016-12-07 17:15 1KB

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US envoy to UN sees security risk if refugees not rescued

As Western nations dig in to protect their own citizens, their territory and their way of life, the U. S. ambassador to the United Nations warned on Wednesday that a security challenge may await them down the road if they fail to do their share in... 2016-12-07 15:42 1KB

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Chipotle founder admits service needs some work

He says half of the roughly 2,000 Chipotle restaurants in the U. S. aren't meeting company standards for excellent service. 2016-12-07 12:53 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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Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years

Paris is suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution for at least 10 years, the Airparif agency which measures the levels said Wednesday. 2016-12-07 06:20 1KB

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Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 bln in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico will invest $1.3 billion in logistics in Latin America's No. 2 economy, the company said on Wednes... 2016-12-07 17:31 2KB

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X-Wing fighter lands in Hollywood for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' premiere

An X-Wing Starfighter landed on Hollywood Boulevard as preparations for the premiere of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" got underway. 2016-12-07 17:29 1KB

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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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Ben Carson didn't live in public housing

A Twitter-feud ensued over legislators over Carson's history. 2016-12-07 07:19 2KB

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Jimmy John’s Pays $100K In Settlement Over Non-Compete Clauses

Jimmy John’s will pay $100,000 in a settlement over an improper non-compete clause in employee contracts, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Wednesday. 2016-12-07 17:30 2KB

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Obama Admits: I Underestimated ISIS

President Obama has admitted to underestimating the threat ISIS posed to the United States' national security. [caption id="attachment_5366198" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Barack Obama speaks 2016-12-07 17:07 1KB

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ISIS hostage John Cantlie appears in propaganda video

British journalist John Cantlie appears in a new ISIS propaganda video recently recorded in Mosul, Iraq, Iraqi security officials told CNN. 2016-12-07 16:48 2KB

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Kenyans urged to end medical strike after patients die

President Uhuru Kenya urges medical workers to return to job, saying nearly 20 patients have died in three days. 2016-12-07 15:33 2KB

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Russian police arrest 12 people suspected of terror links

Russian police arrest 12 people suspected of terror links Associated Press - 7 December 2016 12:41-05:00 News Topics: General news, Arrests, Terrorism, Law and order, Crime, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Moscow, Russia Copyright 2016... 2016-12-07 14:53 931Bytes

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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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Money-laundering monitor says Switzerland has work to do

Switzerland has achieved "good results" in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, but should strengthen its compliance controls, boost scrutiny on the use of cash and share... 2016-12-07 13:42 2KB

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Duterte says OK to bomb fleeing militants and their hostages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he told his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts that their forces can bom 2016-12-07 13:07 2KB

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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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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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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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At least 36 people rescued after ship sinks off Yemen; more than 20 still missing

A ship carrying more than 60 people capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Yemen, but authorities said Wednesday at least 36 people had been rescued and the search for survivors was ongoing. 2016-12-07 14:10 2KB

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Standing Rock encounters show Flint still matters to people around country

People around the world are still looking at Flint, the city's water crisis and trying to figure out how they could help ease water woes for the community. As I navigated through the crowd introducing myself to media and veterans there were hugs, questions, voices... 2016-12-07 13:06 5KB

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Inquest opens Viola Beach deaths after car crashed into Swedish canal

Viola Beach band members Jack Dakin, 19, River Reeves, 19, Kris Leonard, 20, and Tom Lowe, 27, died when their car plunged off a bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden. 2016-12-07 08:59 4KB

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AP sources: Locke, McGowan agree with Marlins

Left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. 2016-12-07 17:02 1KB

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GNC settles dietary supplements case with U. S. government

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - GNC Holdings Inc, the largest global dietary supplement retailer, has agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid fe... 2016-12-07 15:45 3KB

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Engie in "contraction phase" of its transformation plan - CEO

By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - French utility Engie is in the contraction phase of its three-year transformation plan when investments in new as... 2016-12-07 11:35 3KB

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POLL-Brazil stocks seen near all-time high in 2017, outperforming Mexico

By Silvio Cascione and Miguel Gutierrez BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Brazilian shares will probably extend their rise to approach all-time highs i... 2016-12-07 09:36 3KB

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Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later

Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients. 2016-12-07 06:56 3KB

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Fareed Zakaria: How Obama changed America

Donald Trump may roll back many of President Obama's policies. But presidential legacies also exist above and beyond laws and policies, writes Fareed Zakaria. 2016-12-07 09:56 4KB

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Venezuela Unveils 6 New Bills Amid Galloping Inflation

Venezuela has unveiled six new bills set to go into circulation next week. Central Bank President Nelson Merentes said Tuesday the new higher-denomination bills would make commercial transactions easier in the country with the world's highest inflation. The six new bills ranging from... 2016-12-07 16:35 2KB

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ANC outraged after SABC delegation's Parliament walkout

The African National Congress has expressed outrage after a delegation from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) staged a mass walkout from parliament. 2016-12-07 15:44 951Bytes

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EU lawmakers move to revive asset and mortgage backed market

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - European lawmakers are set to give their first backing to a plan to revive the market for asset and mortga... 2016-12-07 13:20 3KB

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British PM May unveils steps to deepen defence cooperation with Gulf

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would deepen defence cooperation with Gulf countries and work with them to... 2016-12-07 05:20 1KB

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CIA Director Visits Albania for Counterterrorism Talks

The United States embassy in Tirana says Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan visited Albania to discuss terrorism along with a variety of other bilateral and international issues. An embassy statement said Brennan met with Prime Minister Edi Rama, President Bujar Nishani,... 2016-12-07 14:56 2KB

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KOvima Launches Location Video Marketplace

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KOvima, the location video marketplace, today announced its official... 2016-12-07 12:13 3KB

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Bitter Democrats in bid to block move to ease 'Mad Dog' Mattis into the Pentagon

Bitter Democrats are blasting a move by the GOP leadership to expedite a waiver for President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of retired Gen. James Mattis to lead the Pentagon. 2016-12-07 11:27 9KB

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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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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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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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New Zealander to head UN mission in South Sudan

A New Zealand lawmaker who has led UN aid efforts worldwide is to be named UN mission chief in South Sudan, one of the world's toughest peacekeeping jobs, di... 2016-12-07 17:10 2KB

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Angela Merkel's call for a burqa ban sets a disturbing precedent PMQs review: Emily Thornberry triumphs over Brexit

The German chancellor's plan for a partial ban of the full-face veil is a clearly political move, which will do more to harm those women who wear it than protect them. 2016-12-08 04:58 13KB

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Raiders, Chiefs meet in pivotal showdown for AFC West lead

OAKLAND (10-2) at KANSAS CITY (9-3) 2016-12-07 13:20 2KB

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China Pushes Back on Michael Flynn’s ‘Radical Islamist’ Remarks

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman addressed assertions by Mr. Flynn, picked to be America’s next national security adviser, that China was allied with jihadists. 2016-12-07 11:44 3KB

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India suffer Rahane injury blow head of England Test

India suffered a blow on the eve of the fourth Test against England Wednesday when batsman Ajinkya Rahane suffered an injury in training that ruled him out o... 2016-12-07 09:45 2KB

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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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Immigration Tech Company Seeks to Help Immigrants File Paperwork Before Government

HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --, an online software company that has made the confusing... 2016-12-07 17:30 3KB

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 7 The Wall Street Journal on the nomination of Georgia Congressman Tom Price as the... 2016-12-07 17:14 31KB

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Ingham County completes presidential recount process

Ingham County has completed its recount of presidential election ballots, county clerk Barb Byrum confirmed Wednesday. 2016-12-07 16:30 2KB

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Employers post fewer jobs, though openings stay healthy

The Labor Department says job openings slipped 1.8 percent to 5.5 million 2016-12-07 11:40 2KB

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Tory MP calls on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to RESIGN after leaked letter reveals he put party politics above the interest of commuters

In a letter written to former London Mayor Boris Johnson three years ago Mr Grayling said central government must retain control of the network to keep it 'out of the clutches' of a future Labour mayor. 2016-12-07 12:49 4KB

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Britain will help Gulf 'push back' against Iran aggression: PM

Britain will help Gulf states 2016-12-07 05:45 1KB

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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

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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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Chipotle comes clean on poor customer service Contact WND

(DAILY MAIL) Embattled Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells has admitted that more than half of the burrito chain’s 2,100 restaurants have poor customer service after an E. Coli outbreak devastated the chain. While speaking at a conference Tuesday, Ells said that the company is... 2016-12-07 14:39 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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Sweden Threatens Action if Facebook Fails to Censor ‘Hate’, ‘Fake News’

Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy has told Facebook it must censor “fake news” or else face “compulsory measures” by the government. 2016-12-07 07:10 4KB

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Conservative groups, foreign leaders flock to Trump’s D. C. hotel

The president-elect remains the majority owner of the $212 million hotel as it does business with foreign diplomats and lobbying organizations. 2016-12-07 15:08 6KB

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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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British Premier, Gulf Arab Nations Pledge to Counter Iran

British Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders from six Gulf Arab countries agreed Wednesday to counter Iran's "destabilizing activities," a pledge meant to calm nerves following the nuclear deal with world powers. The decision came at the end of a two-day summit in Bahrain of the Gulf... 2016-12-07 13:17 3KB

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The Ultimate “Fake News” List

The mainstream media is the primary source of the most harmful, most inaccurate news ever The mainstream media is the primary source of the most harmful, most inaccurate news ever. 2016-12-07 12:32 7KB

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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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'America belongs to white men': Controversial Alt-right leader sparks fury at Texas A&M

The university stated that Richard Spencer's views are 'in direct conflict with our core values.' 2016-12-07 11:26 3KB

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“We’ll Look at Everything”: More Reasons Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is Terrible

To stimulate the economy, create new jobs and generate new GDP requires an injection of new money. Borrowing from the bond markets or off-balance-sheet in public/private partnerships won’t do it. If Congress won’t issue money directly, it should borrow from banks, which... 2016-12-07 11:03 11KB

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Those standing up to Rodrigo Duterte are from a long line of strong Filipinas

The only internal opposition to the president of the Philippines comes from two women, who follow in the footsteps of Cory Aquino and Gloria Arroyo 2016-12-07 10:07 5KB

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Armed groups take control of Libyan town near oil ports -officials

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Armed groups took control on Wednesday of the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, close to some of Libya's majo... 2016-12-07 07:44 3KB

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Gambia leader’s upset heartens families of the disappeared

KANIFING, Gambia (AP) — Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in this tiny West… 2016-12-07 05:27 5KB

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Increased speed limit nears final passage in Michigan Legislature

The Senate voted to increase the speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour on 600 miles of rural freeways. 2016-12-07 15:34 2KB

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U. S. bank trade group sues regulator over new credit unions rule

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The American Bankers Association said it filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), seeking to o... 2016-12-07 14:26 1KB

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Deal with absentee ministers, Ramaphosa tells Parliament

If ministers are not fulfilling their duties towards Parliament, the institution should deal with them, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. 2016-12-07 14:21 3KB

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Donald Trump Plans Ohio State Visit with Victims and First Responders

Donald Trump Plans Ohio State Visit with Victims and First Responders 2016-12-07 08:29 1KB

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The debt limit monster is coming back, in time for Trump’s first 100 days

Budget and debt limit deadlines loom in the spring, complicating Donald Trump’s efforts to make big changes in government policy during his first hundred days. 2016-12-07 07:00 5KB

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Even undocumented, homeless Detroiters can get this new ID

The cards will open up access to city services for residents who might otherwise have trouble obtaining identification. 2016-12-07 17:56 5KB

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Monte dei Paschi asks ECB to extend 5 bln euro rescue plan deadline

By Silvia Aloisi and Stephen Jewkes MILAN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Italy's third biggest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, has asked the European Central Bank for m... 2016-12-07 17:32 4KB

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Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? As a Conservative MP, I want Parliament to get a proper debate on Brexit

How climate change spells pension pain. 2016-12-08 04:54 10KB

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Britain to deepen security cooperation with the GCC

Addressing the GCC's annual summit PM Theresa May said she is clear-eyed on the threats posed by ISIL and Iran. 2016-12-07 14:23 3KB

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Adama Barrow urges exiles who fled Gambia to help rebuild country

Gambia's newly elected president Adama Barrow, 51, is urging exiles who fled during the 22-year reign of his predecessor to return and help him reform the West African country. 2016-12-07 13:43 4KB

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Ikea expands paid leave for U. S. employees to up to four months

Ikea will begin offering a much broader and longer paid time off policy for all of its U. S. employees in January. 2016-12-07 13:25 6KB

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Bicyclist dies after collision with vehicle near Brighton

Police identified the victim as Bryce Douglas Caudell, a former Warren resident who recently moved to Livingston County. 2016-12-07 12:50 2KB

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Why Trump’s Use of the Words ‘Urban Renewal’ Is Scary for Cities

Among scholars and many city dwellers, the phrase is remembered for its vast destruction of minority communities and social networks. 2016-12-07 12:28 7KB

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Zimbabwe says bond notes a success, to increase circulation

HARARE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's central bank said on Wednesday it would increase the circulation of its new 2016-12-07 11:47 1KB

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Senate Republicans Block Sanders-Backed 'Trump Proposal' on Rx Drugs

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Bernie Sanders-backed amendment aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and allowing for the import of low-cost medicines from other countries. 2016-12-07 11:14 3KB

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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

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Sundance to Help Facilitate Anti-Trump Inauguration Protests at Festival

"We always look to create a safe space for artists and will facilitate requests from outside groups that want to host demonstrations at our 2017 festival by connecting them with the city of Park City to organize," says a rep for the fest, which this year... 2016-12-07 09:55 7KB

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Angelina Jolie not moving to London, will remain in L. A. to 'continue family therapy sessions,' rep says

Reports that Angelina Jolie is planning to move to London for a top United Nations position are 'absolutely false.' 2016-12-07 09:42 2KB

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2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire

BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) -- An 18-year-old woman, her 4-year-old brother and her 4-month-old daughter have died in a raging house fire produced flames and heat so 2016-12-07 05:09 2KB

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Firefighters put out blaze at NLV commercial building

North Las Vegas firefighters put out a blaze today on the roof of a commercial building near Craig and Pecos roads, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded... 2016-12-07 18:31 1KB

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What It Is, How It Works And Does It Work?

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time. " But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing. 2016-12-07 18:16 717Bytes

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Migrant surge not letting up

DONNA, Texas (AP) -- The surge of Central American families seeking asylum at U. S. borders is not letting up, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gi 2016-12-07 17:44 2KB

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On Obamacare repeal, GOP ideology is colliding with reality

If there weren’t so much at stake, one would be amused at the spectacle of Republican politicians writhing as they try to make good on their ideological promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare without ruining the lives of millions of their own constituents. 2016-12-07 17:35 10KB

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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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Duke Energy discussing compensation for coal ash neighbors

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) -- Duke Energy said Wednesday it is negotiating compensation for depressed property values or a future with municipal water bills with t 2016-12-07 17:33 3KB

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Parliament's presiding officers: 'We were not protecting Jacob Zuma'

Parliament's presiding officers say they have not been protecting President Jacob Zuma in the house this year‚ but protecting Parliament's programme. 2016-12-07 17:32 3KB

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Starbucks' China business will one day overtake its US market

Starbucks plans to open 12,000 additional stores globally in the next five years, with half of the new units in the U. S. and China. 2016-12-07 17:28 4KB

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2 Hamas Militants Killed in Tunnel Collapse

The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says two of its members were killed when a military tunnel they were working on collapsed in the territory near the border with Israel. Gaza's Health Ministry said another Palestinian was injured in the incident. Hamas said they were working... 2016-12-07 17:25 1KB

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U. S. Steel could restore up to 10,000 U. S. jobs - CNBC

Dec 7 (Reuters) - United States Steel Corp could be looking at restoring up to 10,000 jobs in the United States, Chief Executive Mario Longhi told CNBC on We... 2016-12-07 17:24 2KB

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Google, Facebook and Apple get Trump Tower invitation

Leaders of the technology industry are being invited to a meeting at Trump Tower next week, where Trump's side is set to be represented by tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel. 2016-12-07 17:24 3KB

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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. ... 2016-12-07 17:16 836Bytes

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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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Disability bias suit: Worker ridiculed, teddy bears beheaded

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to a New York City Council member says the lawmaker and a senior member of his staff subjected him to cruel bullying that inclu... 2016-12-07 16:56 3KB

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Israel votes to advance settler homes bill

Israeli lawmakers voted Wednesday to advance a bill legalising some 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank despite international criticism and warnings over its implications. 2016-12-07 16:50 5KB

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Ancient pet cemetery discovered in Egypt

Archeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old pet cemetery with dogs, cats and monkeys in Egypt’s ancient town of Berenike. 2016-12-07 16:42 1KB

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Colorado plans crackdown on home pot growers

DENVER (AP) -- Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot tha 2016-12-07 16:41 5KB

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Erdogan criticizes Germany over treatment of Turkish lawmaker at Cologne airport

Turkey's foreign ministry has invited the German ambassador for talks in Ankara after a lawmaker was held at Cologne's airport. German police said the woman was held for a short time due to a problem with her passport. ... 2016-12-07 16:40 803Bytes

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Trump supporters slam TIME article for suggesting Democrats withhold taxes — RT Viral

A TIME article titled '65 Million Americans Should Threaten to Not Pay Taxes' has created a social media backlash with Trump supporters reacting with 'abuse' to the suggestion that Democrats should withhold taxes until “democracy is restored.” 2016-12-07 16:18 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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The Guardian view on the Commons Brexit debate: some gains but not enough

Editorial: It is good that MPs have begun to use their power to shape the Brexit process, but the real battles will come in the new year 2016-12-07 15:50 5KB

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State House lets tax incentives proposal die for now

The package of bills could not emerge from the House in the waning days of the current lame-duck session. 2016-12-07 14:59 3KB

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NYC Police Make Arrest in Ferry Charging-Outlet Fight

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 Island Ferry. The Staten Island Advance ( ) says the intended victim was able... 2016-12-07 14:48 1KB

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Politicians have got what they wanted: more UK workers in poverty than ever before

Tories and Labour decided that inequality was a price worth paying for growth. When employment is not a way out of poverty, what is? 2016-12-07 14:44 6KB

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Reputed mobster from Henderson pleads guilty in plot to kill crime rival

A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" has admitted plotting the death of an organized crime rival. Federal prosecutors say Charles Stango pleaded... 2016-12-07 14:27 1KB

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Rihanna shuts down claims she is feuding with Beyonce over Grammy nominations

The 28-year-old took a fan to task after the singer accidentally liked a comment which suggested beef between her and Queen Bey on Wednesday. 2016-12-07 14:25 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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Many SOS offices can't process transactions Wednesday

Transactions are down sporadically throughout the state, officials said 2016-12-07 14:12 1002Bytes

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Dems Seek To Abolish Electoral College As Support Rises

WASHINGTON--Support for the Electoral College continues to rise as Democrats look for ways to abolish the 230-year system. According to a recent Gallup poll, more Americans support the Electoral C 2016-12-07 14:06 4KB

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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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Police launch search for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing from her home for two days

Police are becoming 'concerned' for Jasmine Bradley, 15, who has been missing from her home for two days. She was last seen at 8pm on Monday near the Sandpits estate in Ludlow, Shropshire. 2016-12-07 13:50 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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Amid fears of Trump cutback, NASA announces long-term climate mission

Could this be push-back from an agency anticipating cuts? Could the Trump administration dismantle GeoCARB? 2016-12-07 13:43 5KB

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Henning: Tigers deal with delayed trade plans

The Tigers are trying to stay positive as the Winter Meetings approach gavel-time. 2016-12-07 13:28 6KB

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Casino industry generates R5.9 billion in taxes‚ levies

Online gambling is posing a major challenge to the casino industry. 2016-12-07 13:20 891Bytes

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Putin signs updated policy to thwart cyberattacks, foreign influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved an updated security doctrine in a bid to prevent cyberattacks and foreign influence. 2016-12-07 12:48 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. In an email to students Tuesday, college President Lee Pelton said seven fliers for the group American Vanguard were discovered on campus and police are working... 2016-12-07 12:43 1KB

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'Internet supervillain' visiting Michigan State today

Avowed anti-feminist and internet provocateur Milo Yiannopoulo is technology editor at conservative website Breitbart. 2016-12-07 12:35 2KB

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Raul Castro oversees interment of 2 other siblings in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro has participated in the interment of two other siblings after overseeing the final farewell for his brother Fidel. ... 2016-12-07 12:21 1KB

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Hollywood PR Firm Sunshine Sachs Cancels Christmas Parties Because Trump Won

Sunshine Sachs became the latest public relations firm to cancel its Christmas parties due to the results of the presidential election. 2016-12-07 12:19 2KB

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Indonesia takes new step to fight forest losses, fires

Indonesia has bolstered its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group said would help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country’s carbon emissions if properly implemented. Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s amendment to the moratorium regulation, which was issued on Monday... 2016-12-07 12:09 931Bytes

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Lawmakers order Choi appearance

A South Korean parliamentary committee yesterday sent a squad of security officers to order the jailed woman at the center of a scandal that threatens to bring down the nation’s president to attend a hearing investigating her alleged manipulation of government affairs. The drama is the latest step in... 2016-12-07 12:09 848Bytes

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The big money behind Trump's tech deal is from Saudi Arabia

A $100 billion tech fund launched by SoftBank and Saudi Arabia is behind the huge tech investment Donald Trump touted. Saudi Arabia is putting up most of the money. 2016-12-07 11:53 3KB

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New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities

Agreements between Airbnb and the city reflect a move by the company to be more conciliatory with local governments, especially after tough regulatory battles globally. 2016-12-07 11:37 8KB

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8 private college presidents raking in more than $2 million

Although many Americans have been stuck in an earnings rut in recent years, the pay for private college presidents has been going up. 2016-12-07 11:32 2KB

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2 Abu Dhabi banks to merge into largest Gulf Arab bank

Stockholders at two Abu Dhabi banks approved a plan Wednesday to merge the firms into the biggest bank of all Gulf Arab countries with assets of $178 billion amid a regional economic slump. 2016-12-07 11:21 3KB

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Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria and Morocco have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative t 2016-12-07 11:20 2KB

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Geena Davis on Roles for Women in Hollywood: How To Shatter The Glass Ceiling

One of TV's few female Commanders in Chief argues that showcasing and including more characters for women will breed a new reality. 2016-12-07 11:15 5KB

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Up to 4 inches of snow joining Thursday’s afternoon commute

Up to four inches of snow could fall in Tacoma and Seattle Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm watch. 2016-12-07 10:55 2KB

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Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling dazzle at 'La La Land' premiere

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling attended the Los Angeles premiere of "La La Land" with director Damien Chazelle and co-star Rosemarie DeWitt. 2016-12-07 10:34 2KB

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Don’t be silly this holiday: Consumer credit watchdog’s festive spending tips

The festive season is aptly named the “silly season” because of a spending frenzy that appears to afflict people over this period‚ says the National Credit Regulator’s Mpho Ramapala. 2016-12-07 10:21 3KB

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Amid battle with IS, Iraq parliament approves next budget

Iraq's parliament has approved next year's budget of about 100.67 trillion Iraqi dinars, or nearly $85.17 billion. 2016-12-07 10:19 1KB

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Nation's Largest College System Says It Will Protect Illegals From Trump

The head of California's community college system, the country's largest, has joined other education leaders in the state by declaring that he will resist any effort by the federal government to depo 2016-12-07 09:42 3KB

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For young people like me, there's only one choice as #Ghana Decides

I've "rocked on" at President John Mahama's free concerts but to lead our country I have chosen Nana Akufo-Addo 2016-12-07 09:10 3KB

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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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Planning to build a new independent house?

If you have this amazing thought in mind, you should think about citation building services and make sure that each and every thought that is added to the process is customized and will make you look and feel good once the building is constructed. At the same time... 2016-12-07 08:25 3KB

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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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#IfMalemaWasPresident trends on Twitter

The national elections are still more than two years away‚ but people on social media on Wednesday morning mused about the next president of the country. 2016-12-07 08:22 1KB

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A glimpse inside Detroit's 6 Mile Chedda Grove gang

A federal indictment of 11 alleged 6 Mile gang members offers a rare glimpse inside the word of gang life. 2016-12-07 08:13 870Bytes

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Macedonia to hold early vote after corruption allegations

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens... 2016-12-07 08:09 4KB

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4 migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europe

Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain. Moroccan state news agency MAP reported that Morocco's royal... 2016-12-07 07:53 751Bytes

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France arrests 3 in connection with June police killings

PARIS (AP) — French police have arrested three men in connection with the killing of two police officials earlier this year by an extremist claiming loyalty... 2016-12-07 07:51 1KB

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El Salvador to investigate death threats against justices

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's chief prosecutor says he is opening an investigation into a complaint that governing party activists have made death threats against Supreme Court justices. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 751Bytes

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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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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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Charter school for at-risk students to open in Kalamazoo in January

Covenant Charter Academies has locations in Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Detroit. 2016-12-07 07:30 6KB

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India's central bank says cash crisis is hurting the economy

The Reserve Bank of India acknowledged Wednesday that the country's ongoing cash shortage is hurting the economy. 2016-12-07 07:25 2KB

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China forex reserves plunge amid surging dollar

China's foreign exchange reserves plunged by $69 billion in November to a five-year low, according to central bank data released Wednesday, as policy-makers... 2016-12-07 06:35 2KB

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British benefit cash is being used to fund ISIS terror warns Lord Carlile

Lord Carlile, the former independent reviewer of terror legislation, issued the warning the day two men from Birmingham were convicted of funding terrorism. 2016-12-07 05:16 2KB

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Cambodian deputy opposition leader reconciles with premier

Cambodia's deputy opposition leader who was pardoned from jail time for ignoring a court summons has returned to parliament, saying he and Prime Minister Hun Sen have agreed to reconcile. 2016-12-07 05:10 1KB

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FOREX-Dollar declines with bond yields before Fed meeting

By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The U. S. dollar declined on Wednesday as Treasury bond yields eased and investors looked ahead to next week's F... 2016-12-07 16:03 3KB

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Parents plea for safe return of missing 28-year-old Danielle Stislicki

The Farmington Hills Police Department held a news conference Wednesday to provide additional details in the case of missing 28-year-old Danielle Stislicki. 2016-12-07 17:10 3KB

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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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Ann Clark gives state of CMS address

Clark's theme was to encourage the community to believe in the school district, it's teachers and students. She came full circle Wednesday when she gave her final CMS State of Our Schools address at Vance High School where she was once the principal. 2016-12-07 23:37 2KB

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises to 18-month high ahead of Bank of Canada

TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index touched a fresh 18-month high in early trade on Wednesday as banking and materials stocks pushed higher... 2016-12-07 10:57 2KB

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Major Ukraine privatisation flops as plant attracts no bids

By Natalia Zinets KIEV, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A second attempt to auction Ukraine's state-owned Odessa Portside Plant failed to attract any bids, the State Prope... 2016-12-07 09:12 2KB

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Devious plot grows to 'shut down' Trump's inauguration Contact WND

A group of leftist activists is plotting to “shut down” the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20 – forcing the president-elect to take his oath of office “behind closed doors” – “if Trump is to be inaugurated at all.” The group, known as the D... 2016-12-07 18:24 4KB

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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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Chinese media brands Trump ‘diplomatic rookie’ over Taiwan spat — RT Viral

Donald Trump has been labeled a ‘diplomatic rookie’ by Chinese media with Beijing angered by the president-elect’s actions over Taiwan, regarded by China as a renegade state. 2016-12-07 13:41 2KB

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Trump can't fight Islamic State without wading into Syria's war

By Mohamad Bazzi Dec 7 (Reuters) - Over the course of the U. S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump changed his mind on many issues. But he's been consistent... 2016-12-07 16:57 7KB

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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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IoT Village to Organize Concept at RSA Conference USA

BALTIMORE, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the security consulting and research... 2016-12-07 14:30 4KB

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New Orleans man beat ex-wife, ransacked home, stole car, police say

Donald Johnson is also wanted in Jefferson Parish for aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property and simple criminal damage to property. 2016-12-07 10:15 2KB

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Cyprus to be "out and about" in bond markets in 2017 -finance minister

By Marc Jones LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Cyprus plans to be 2016-12-07 12:21 2KB

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Fans share their favourite Sfiso Ncwane memories

The death of award-winning gospel icon Sfiso Ncwane shocked the nation on Monday and saw a flood of social media tributes to the late star. 2016-12-07 08:00 2KB

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India holds interest rates steady despite cash chaos

India's central bank left interest rates unchanged at 6.25 percent Wednesday, defying expectations of a cut following the government's shock move to withdraw... 2016-12-07 06:50 4KB

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Abortion Fast Facts

Read CNN's Abortion Fast Facts for information about abortion laws and statistics in the United States. 2016-12-07 12:15 2KB

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May and Corbyn's stand-ins clash over Brexit at PMQs

Emily Thornberry presses David Lidington on whether government wants to stay in EU customs union 2016-12-07 09:51 3KB

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WATCH LIVE: ATF officials hold news conference on Ghost Ship fire at 12:30 p.m.

Watch ABC7 News live video from anywhere - your phone, your mobile device or your computer! 2016-12-07 16:24 945Bytes

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FBI agent accused of shooting at Grand Rapids cop faces multiple felonies

FBI special agent Ruben Manuel Hernandez is expected in court Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Grand Rapids District Court. 2016-12-07 13:02 1KB

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Sikorsky assina contrato com a Força Aérea do Chile para a venda de seis helicópteros Black Hawk

STRATFORD, Connecticut, 7 de dezembro de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A Sikorsky, empresa da Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT),... 2016-12-07 10:01 983Bytes

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AACTA Awards 2016: Isla Fisher takes swipe at Donald Trump during acceptance speech

Australian actress Isla Fisher has taken a swipe at the U. S President elect, Donald Trump, during her AACTA Trailblazer acceptance speech on Wednesday night. 2016-12-07 07:59 2KB

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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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Children shop with police and firefighter heroes to find Christmas gifts

"As firefighters, we love to give to our community," said Doug Hedrick, a Burton firefighter. "When you have kids in need... to give to them and see the smiles on their faces is everything. It's clear we know... 2016-12-07 16:23 2KB

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U. S. regulator set to fail Wells Fargo on community lending test -sources

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A U. S. bank regulator is ready to fail Wells Fargo on a national scorecard for community lending, sources fam... 2016-12-07 15:25 3KB

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Boris Johnson: 'Saudi Arabia and Iran puppeteering in Middle East' – video

Boris Johnson speaks at the Rome Mediterranean Dialogues 2016 Forum on 1 December 2016-12-07 15:02 1KB

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Theresa May’s $1,200 leather pants sparked debate, but David Cameron’s suits cost far more

Since she entered office in July, there has been a lot of interest in the clothes worn by Theresa May, Britain's second female prime minister. Part of this is understandable. May is an unusual politician in fashion terms, because she actually seems to pay... 2016-12-07 14:47 995Bytes

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Is Jenna Jameson moving to Israel?

The two plan on moving to the home of her fiance, Lior Bitton, in Herzliya, a suburb north of Tel Aviv. 2016-12-07 14:26 1KB

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Tata Steel commits to staying in Britain: trade unions

India's Tata Steel has pledged to stay in Britain with a £1.0-billion investment plan to support steelmaking at its Port Talbot plant in Wales and elsewhere,... 2016-12-07 13:15 2KB

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Jefferson Parish recreation tax up for voters' decision Saturday

$20.3 million property tax funds 93 percent of 300-worker Recreation Department budget 2016-12-07 13:01 2KB

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DiCaprio ivory trade documentary noses out ex-Kremlin aide's film for Oscar consideration

By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A documentary film on the slaughter of elephants in Africa produced by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has made... 2016-12-07 12:58 3KB

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Rogue Texas elector linked to Van Jones Contact WND

(GATEWAY PUNDIT) Texas presidential elector Chris Suprun says he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump. Suprun signed a pledge last summer to support the Republican nominee. He lied. Suprun is a #NeverTrumper. 2016-12-07 12:44 712Bytes

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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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Russian oil firms discussed output cuts, no quota recommendations

By Denis Pinchuk and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Russian companies support Energy Ministry proposals to cap oil output as part of a global deal,... 2016-12-07 11:35 2KB

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Marty who? Geordie Shore's Chloe shows on/off beau McKenna what he's missing as she BEDS fellow clubber following steamy kissing session

The 22-year-old reality star sought sweet revenge on her party-loving love interest after he enjoyed a number of dalliances with other women - leading to Chloe's unceremonious heartache 2016-12-07 10:24 2KB

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FIS to sell public sector, education unit to Vista Equity for $850 mln

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Software maker Fidelity National Information Services Inc (FIS) is to sell its SunGard Public Sector and Education unit to Vista Equity Par... 2016-12-07 10:10 1KB

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Libya's NOC evacuated some staff, did not stop loadings after clashes near oil ports - statement

TRIPOLI, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) evacuated non-essential staff from Es Sider port after reports of military clashes nearby o... 2016-12-07 10:01 1KB

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Canada's Dollarama reports better-than-expected profit

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canadian dollar store operator Dollarama Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as people spent more in its stor... 2016-12-07 09:00 1KB

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Australian economy contracts 0.5 percent in September

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's economy contracted in the September quarter for the first time since early 2011, the government said Wednesday, as the economy adjusts to weaker Chinese demand for its biggest exports, iron ore and coal. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 830Bytes

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Pardew's job as manager is safe, says Palace chairman

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has assured under-pressure manager Alan Pardew that his job is secure and said he was a 2016-12-07 07:44 1KB

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Police investigating stabbing near Sparta

A 23-year-old Sparta Township man was hospitalized Tuesday evening after being stabbed multiple times during a physical altercation. 2016-12-07 07:34 1KB

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Wings sharpen shootout ways, take down Jets

The Red Wings are now 4-0 in the shootout this season after having gone 13-29 the previous four campaigns. 2016-12-07 05:13 3KB

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

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

Airbnb policy head confident SF’s new ‘moderate’ tilt will favor tech giant

Airbnb’s head of policy, Chris Lehane, is a maestro of timing. Days before Mayor Ed Lee is expected to veto strict new rules for Airbnb in San Francisco that would … Airbnb’s head of policy, Chris Lehane, is a maestro of timing. Days before... 2016-12-07 18:41 3KB

‘Californta’ pins welcome back legislators with error

California lawmaker pins could have used a spell check. 2016-12-07 18:23 1KB

Trop’s Holiday Craft Fair returns with unique shopping experience, choir fundraiser

Returning this year, the Trop’s Holiday Craft Fair will take place over three weekends at Trop’s Chocolates this holiday season bringing a unique shopping experience and gifts to the Gig Harbor community. The fair features vendors carrying a range of items from knitted items to pottery, stained... 2016-12-07 18:21 3KB

Watch: The Shocking Proof That Multiculturalism Has Failed

"Cultural enrichment" in Germany brings crime, rape and terror. 2016-12-07 18:12 1KB

Dallas proposes reducing features of police and fire pension

DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas City Council heard the city's plan to fix the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension plan Wednesday, including a proposal to reduc 2016-12-07 18:09 3KB

Heller says Cadillac tax ‘most onerous’ part of Obamacare

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller today called the so-called Cadillac tax the “most onerous” part of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare. The provision, a 40 percent excise tax on... 2016-12-07 18:08 2KB

Expecting an early tax refund? IRS warns of delays for some taxpayers in 2017

WASHINGTON -- People who count on getting their tax refunds in January to pay off holiday shopping bills might not see their money until mid-February, or even later. "We want people to be aware of the change for their planning purposes during the holidays... 2016-12-07 18:06 2KB

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

Herman Mashaba: xenophobic or does he want to restore law in Johannesburg?

The biggest question in local government and being posed by citizens in Johannesburg is whether mayor Herman Mashaba is expressing xenophobic sentiments or he genuinely wants to restore order in the city. 2016-12-07 17:50 5KB

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

Official citywide election results released by SF Department of Elections

The San Francisco Department of Elections released the final, certified results for the Nov. 8, 2016 Consolidated General Election on Monday, providing a clear picture of how San Francisco residents voted this … The San Francisco Department of Elections released the final, certified results for... 2016-12-07 17:38 1KB

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

The Bachelor's Alex Nation not getting married despite Sydney bridal gown shop visit

She sparked wedding rumours after being spotted visiting a Sydney bridal shop earlier this week. 2016-12-07 17:27 2KB

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

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

EU unveils new £300m HQ ‘symbolising’ the Euro bloc

The EU has unveiled its futuristic new £300million (321million euro) headquarters in Brussels claiming it 'symbolised joy' despite rising opposition against the organisation from across the continent. 2016-12-07 17:22 4KB

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

Police chief who exposed her breast waits to find out if she keeps €128,000 job

A police chief who bared her breast in a drunken tirade against a junior colleague will discover if she keeps her £109,000 (€128,000) a year job next week. 2016-12-07 17:20 3KB

Trust for America's Health: Deeply Disappointed Congress Utilized the Prevention Fund as a 21st Century...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The below is a statement from Rich Hamburg, interim president and CEO, of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the 21st Century Cures legislative package. "TFAH is deeply disappointed Congress will utilize the Prevention and Public... 2016-12-07 17:19 1010Bytes

'They deserve a real shot at life!' Lady Gaga is laden with gifts as she pays a surprise visit to gay and lesbian homeless charity

The singer and actress, made an appearance at the Albert Kennedy Trust, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens find long-term accommodation. 2016-12-07 17:18 3KB

Cautious optimism in Canada energy patch favours light oil producers

By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canadian light oil producers are in a better position than oil sands heavyweights to benefit from the cau... 2016-12-07 17:15 4KB

EPA nominee opposes Clean Power Plan but says fracking, not rules, drove coal’s decline

Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency said fracking, not EPA rules, was chiefly responsible for a decline in emissions from coal-fired power plants, in testimony before a House subcommitee in May. The shift away from coal, he testified, was not... 2016-12-07 17:15 3KB

Phil Kadner: Trump shapes image as working person’s hero

Democrats, rather than criticizing Trump, ought to be putting together their own initiatives to spur job growth. 2016-12-07 17:15 4KB

The best states for an early retirement

Retirees will love the No. 1 state's low taxes, low cost of living -- and the great outdoors as a bonus! 2016-12-07 17:14 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

Scary reason you should never wash contact lenses with tap water

You can get an amoeba just from showering with your contacts, or sitting in a hot tub. Though the infection is rare, it can be life or vision-threatening. 2016-12-07 17:13 3KB

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

This Light of Reason: choral work for Jo Cox sung in Westminster This Light of Reason: choral work for Jo Cox sung in Westminster

Parliament Choir premieres piece composed by Nicholas O’Neill in honour of MP murdered by rightwing fanatic 2016-12-07 17:04 4KB

Pocan demands apology from Duffy for communist comment

Democratic U. S. Rep. Mark Pocan is demanding that his Republican colleague from northern Wisconsin apologize for referring to Madison as a communist community. 2016-12-07 17:00 1KB

Scientists find antibody that hinders the spread of certain cancer cells

Researchers in Spain have taken a key step in unraveling one of nature’s most malignant mysteries: How do cancerous tumor cells that establish a beachhead in one organ strike out in search of new territory to colonize? 2016-12-07 17:00 6KB

John Bel Edwards takes on the oil and gas industry

LIKE so many governments blessed with reserves of fossil fuels, Louisiana has long been in thrall to the energy business. For the last century, oil has had such a powerful effect on 2016-12-07 16:56 798Bytes

Sen. Cantwell fears Puget Sound could be hurt by expansion of Canadian pipeline

Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Wednesday asked President Barack Obama to work with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make sure that an expansion of the Trans Mountain... 2016-12-07 16:55 791Bytes

Wildlife officials: Video captures possible 2nd jaguar in US

Authorities say a photo taken in southern Arizona shows what is believed to be the second wild jaguar in the United States. 2016-12-07 16:51 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

Lawsuit filed against Missouri campaign contribution limits

Opponents are suing to stop a new Missouri constitutional amendment to limit political giving. 2016-12-07 16:48 1KB

Arkansas governor says US OKs modified Medicaid expansion

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says federal officials have approved a number of changes Arkansas wishes to make in a Medicaid expansion program known as “Arkansas Works.” 2016-12-07 16:46 1KB

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

New GOP majority chooses committee chairs for Kentucky House

The incoming GOP majority for the Kentucky House of Representatives has chosen 13 men and four women to lead standing committees that will decide what bills will be heard when the legislature convenes in January. 2016-12-07 16:44 1KB

The Latest: No Active Threat at Nevada School on Lockdown

The Latest on a shooting at a Reno High School (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A police official at the scene says there is no active threat, but a Nevada high school remains on lockdown after a shooting that left one person wounded... 2016-12-07 16:43 3KB

Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening?

Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether ne... 2016-12-07 16:43 5KB

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

Religious leaders gather at USM to ‘choose to stand together’

The group organizes the event to counter a mood of divisiveness wrought by the presidential campaign. 2016-12-07 16:36 3KB

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard named chamber’s Business of the Year

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard was named Business of the Year at the Gig Harbor Chamber’s annual awards dinner on Saturday night. 2016-12-07 16:33 3KB

Cooper to be sworn in as governor on New Year's Day

Gov.-elect Roy Cooper isn't waiting until his inauguration to take office. 2016-12-07 16:32 642Bytes

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

Providence mayor launches hate crime hotline

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has launched a new city telephone hotline to report acts of hate. 2016-12-07 16:31 1KB

McCrory came through on most items

Gov. Pat McCrory achieved 23 of the 33 promises @NCCapitol set out to measure four years ago. It's now time to build a promise tracker for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, and you can help. 2016-12-07 16:27 1KB

5 Questions you should ask before signing up for insurance

Todd Kiser with the Utah Insurance Department gives some advice about Open Enrollment. The Utah Insurance Department is a state agency that regulates insurance marketed and sold in Utah. They provide a resource to help Utahns better understand what questions to ask and how to research the best... 2016-12-07 16:27 2KB

Bizarre and viral trends captivated millions in 2016

Viral trends come and go each year & 2016 was no exception. Water bottling flipping and a presidential debate sensation in a red sweater had people talking. 2016-12-07 16:25 1KB

UFS to increase its fees by 8%

Tuition and residential fees at the University of the Free State will increase by 8% says the institution. 2016-12-07 16:24 2KB

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

Saginaw Township resident returns home to find it on fire

A Saginaw Township resident returned home on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to find flames shooting from the residence, according to Saginaw Township firefighters. 2016-12-07 16:21 1KB

Christmas on a budget: How D. I. can help stretch your dollar

Deseret Industries spokesperson Brooke Yates showed us what is happening at D. I. for the holidays. Christmas on a Budget – Deseret Industries helps your dollars stretch during the Holidays. Whether you’re looking for gently used seasonal home décor, holiday fashions or even gifts, DI has you covered. 2016-12-07 16:20 1KB

Austrian, Chinese victims of Pakistan crash worked for Andritz group

VIENNA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The two Austrians and a Chinese man who died in a plane crash in Pakistan worked for Austrian engineering group Andritz on a hydrop... 2016-12-07 16:20 1KB

Obama Has Failed: Gitmo Will Remain Open

It was one of Obama's first actions as president: On Jan. 22, 2009, his seat barely warm, he signed an executive order to close down Guantanamo Bay "no later than one year from now. " What a gre 2016-12-07 16:20 2KB

Sheriff's tirade over Joe McKnight shooting is his personal brand of theater

Newell Normand’s hostile press conference to announce charges against Ronald Gasser was the latest in a line of questionable actions by the Republican Jefferson Parish sheriff 2016-12-07 16:19 7KB

Luis Carlos Montalván, Advocate for Soldiers With PTSD, Dies at 43

Mr. Montalván was an Iraq war veteran and best-selling author who toured the country with his service dog, Tuesday. 2016-12-07 16:18 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

Brute who shot, wounded man during spat at Harlem deli sought by cops

Cops are searching for a 31-year-old man who shot and wounded a man during a spat over money at a Harlem deli, officials said Wednesday. 2016-12-07 16:13 1KB

Plett holiday rental scammer may have pocketed a fortune

A man who allegedly ran an accommodation scam that left about 100 students stranded in Plettenberg Bay may have pocketed more than R1 million through dubious deals. 2016-12-07 16:10 2KB

Foxconn says in preliminary discussions to expand U. S. operations

Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States. 2016-12-07 16:08 2KB

Princess Diana's Bruce Oldfield evening gown could fetch £70,000 at auction

A purple velvet Bruce Oldfield gown that Princess Diana wore on an official visit to Portugal with Prince Charles in 1987 is among her dresses being auctioned in London next week. 2016-12-07 16:08 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

Filmmaker Joel Gilbert: Obama to Continue Leftist ‘Revolution’ After Presidency

Obama used presidency as first stage of socialist takeover Obama used presidency as first stage of socialist takeover 2016-12-07 16:04 2KB

An expanding army of insects is eating away at U. S. forests

Insects, both native and those brought into the country, are draining the life out of the nation's forests. Global trade, a warming climate, and drought-damaged trees have helped insects to become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the U. S. 2016-12-07 15:57 9KB

112-year-old Nepal woman says she's been smoking for 95 years

A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years old revealed a surprising fact about her life: She's been smoking for 95 years. 2016-12-07 15:53 1KB

AGT International and Cellcom partner to make Israel’s cities ‘smart’

"The partnership with Cellcom will enable us to provide IoT connections that would improve our quality of life.” 2016-12-07 15:53 5KB

Donald Trump's think tank: Heritage Foundation

Clues about the ideas that could emerge from the Trump administration are in a stately building on Massachusetts Avenue, a few blocks from Capitol Hill. 2016-12-07 15:52 7KB

What Most-Trusted States Have In Common

Americans tend to be most confident in state governments with sound finances, and least confident in states with poor finances, according to a 2015 Gallup survey analyzed by nonprofit financial watchd 2016-12-07 15:50 3KB

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

Huron River Watershed Council and county take legal action on dioxane

A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 15. 2016-12-07 15:48 12KB

Some ND Residents Stuck Indoors After Blizzard Sweeps Through State

Residents in North Dakota are still digging themselves out of their homes after a severe blizzard swept through the state earlier this week. Authorities in Minot, North Dakota, issued a travel advisory to community members because of the treacherous weather conditions. The Minot International... 2016-12-07 15:47 3KB

Public Security Minister proposes blacklist of companies that support boycotting Israel

Individuals would also be subject to restrictions under proposal guidelines. 2016-12-07 15:43 4KB

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

Groups Demand Arrest of 'War Mastermind' Kissinger at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The Nobel Peace Prize committee last month stunned many observers by choosing Henry Kissinger—the former secretary of state behind the secret American bombing of Cambodia and who supported Argentina's "dirty wars," 2016-12-07 15:40 4KB

EPA wants to ban dry cleaning chemical, set to review 9 other widely-used substances — RT America

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has suggested blocking a substance commonly used for dry cleaning due to its health risks. It is the first of 10 chemicals used in processes such as food production and construction that the agency may prohibit. 2016-12-07 15:40 5KB

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

Clif Bar announces recall of energy bars that may contain plastic pieces

The recall was initiated after small plastic pieces were found in a limited number of bars. 2016-12-07 15:34 1KB

Black Designers in Focus at Fashion Institute of Technology

A new show highlights the contributions of designers of African descent, from Jackie Kennedy’s first wedding gown to Michelle Obama’s Carpool Karaoke garb. 2016-12-07 15:34 6KB

Insider: Trump To Pull Plug On Fake Climate Change Agenda Make US Energy Independent

Energy revolution set to take place in the US Energy revolution set to take place in the US. 2016-12-07 15:33 1KB

Somali Refugees Arriving in U. S. at Highest Rate Ever in First Two Months of FY 2017

Somali refugees are arriving in the United States at the highest rate ever in the first two months of Fiscal Year 2017, according to the State Department's interactive website. 2016-12-07 15:33 5KB

'Hands Off Medicare': Sanders, Other Lawmakers Call Out Trump's Promises

U. S. lawmakers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with seniors and activists on Wednesday delivered more than one million petition signatures demanding that President-elect Donald Trump does not gut Medicare. "You told the seniors of this country... 2016-12-07 15:33 3KB

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

Report: FEMA Wasted About $3 Billion Grants Last Year

An Office of the Inspector General audit of FEMA grants paid in 2015 revealed the agency may have wasted around $3 billion in taxpayer funds. Nearly 30 percent of the grants audited included wrong 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

Chile copper firms try to rejig contracts to tap renewable energy

By Gram Slattery SANTIAGO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Mining companies in Chile, by far the world's largest copper producer, are examining their energy contracts to s... 2016-12-07 15:26 5KB

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

Google’s Eric Schmidt Helps Raise $22 Million for Dem Data Firm

Schmidt also backs data firm that worked with the Clinton campaign Schmidt also backs data firm that worked with the Clinton campaign 2016-12-07 15:24 1KB

Encountering peace: Encountering peace?

Most of the world, including the Arab world does not really care about the Palestinian people and their cause. 2016-12-07 15:21 6KB

Media Comment: Raviv Drucker: Journalist or political crusader?

Netanyahu’s weakness as well as those of many other politicians in facing off against a media corporation has aided and abetted this atmosphere. 2016-12-07 15:20 7KB

Theresa May criticises civil servants for not speaking their minds

Prime minister tells Spectator of frustrations with Whitehall – and says she was ‘a bit shocked’ by Brexit vote 2016-12-07 15:17 3KB

Parliament will be even more vibrant in 2017 - Shivambu

This year was eventful but Parliament in 2017 is going to be even more vibrant because of the EFF, says chief whip Floyd Shivambu. 2016-12-07 15:17 3KB

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

'Turn Israel into training hub for counterterrorism units from Central Asia'

Netanyahu heads to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan next week. 2016-12-07 15:13 4KB

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

Soylent CEO still hasn't removed remnants of shipping-container home, prosecutor says

With Los Angeles prosecutors bearing down over his unsightly shipping container of a home, Soylent Chief Executive Robert Rhinehart took action. 2016-12-07 15:10 4KB

Brazil's Economic Problems Remain Intractable for Temer

Brazil's President Michel Temer gestures during the launch of the new financing line of Bank Caixa Economica Federal Brasilia, Nov. 24, 2016. When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and... 2016-12-07 15:10 962Bytes

Black model Deddeh Howard reproduces fashion campaigns to shine a light on diversity

This model is on a mission to end the fashion industry’s whitewash — one iconic image at a time. 2016-12-07 15:08 2KB

NBCUniversal International, Altice Group Ink Strategic Deal For France

PARIS– Pursuing its now agressive content strategy, Altice Group has signed a strategic output deal with NBCUniversal International to distribute three NBCUniversal channel brands across Fran… 2016-12-07 15:08 2KB

Swedish men are offered measuring service to help them buy the correct size CONDOM at health clinic

A health clinic in Blekinge, Sweden, will measure penises on diameter so it can help men buy correctly sized condoms. The clinic hopes the specially designed tape will help boost visits to youth clinics. 2016-12-07 15:08 1KB

Coalition seeks income, gas taxes hikes to fix Kansas budget

A coalition of Kansas teachers, state workers, contractors and others is proposing to increase income and gasoline taxes to fix the state’s budget problems. 2016-12-07 15:04 1KB

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

Speaker Ryan Retreats on H-2B Visa Outsourcing Program

Speaker Ryan Retreats on H-2B Visa Outsourcing Program 2016-12-07 15:01 2KB

Inside Aleppo: Families' Emotional Return Home After Fleeing From Civil War Years Ago

In Hanano, the streets are eerie, filled with the sounds of weapons fire and unsettling silence. 2016-12-07 14:59 3KB

Historian Dan Snow uncovers the secret past of his Prime Minister great-great-grandfather Lloyd George - he was a notorious womaniser

As being 'the man who won the war', Lloyd George was hiding a secret affair with his long term secretary Frances Stevenson - whom he later married. 2016-12-07 14:57 3KB

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

Thieves copy Home Alone 2 movie plot and pose as shop DUMMIES while a department store was locked up before escaping with £10,000 of designer clothes

They got away with £10,000 worth of designer clothes after posing as mannequins alongside the real dummies on parade at Beales store in Worthing (pictured). 2016-12-07 14:55 3KB

Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

Texas could host the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises. The number of... 2016-12-07 14:55 728Bytes

Japan’s NTT plans large Ashburn data center

NTT Communications' data center subsidiary RagingWire will invest $160 million in a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, 2016-12-07 14:54 2KB

Hillary Clinton Going To Harry Reid Retirement Party

Hillary Clinton is expected to make a rare public appearance in D. C. this week. [caption id="attachment_5362686" align="alignnone" width="640"] (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)[/caption] T 2016-12-07 14:51 1KB

These researchers shared a report with a state official. The reply was unprintable.

On Monday, a San Diego State University-affiliated research laboratory sent out multiple emails with a link to a new study it had conducted on hunger and homelessness among community college... 2016-12-07 14:49 776Bytes

One state tops list for best restaurants in U. S

For all you foodies out there, are you wondering what are the best restaurants right now in U. S.? Take a look at Open Table 2016-12-07 14:49 3KB

Grades 7 to 9 who get 20% for maths will be promoted

The Department of Basic Education has instructed public schools to condone all Grade 7 to 9 pupils who have obtained 20% in mathematics. 2016-12-07 14:48 2KB

Nhleko cites 'sinister attempts' to undermine police when quizzed in Parliament

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has hinted at a campaign against him and the South Africa Police Service‚ telling Parliament there are 2016-12-07 14:47 3KB

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

Brenda Freeman Joins AR Startup Magic Leap as CMO

Brenda Freeman is leaving National Geographic Channel to join Magic Leap, the well-funded augmented-reality startup whose backers include Google, Warner Bros. and Alibaba, as chief marketing office… 2016-12-07 14:45 2KB

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

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

Creative Conserva opens Saturday in Ferndale

Former Cliff Bell's executive chef Matthew Baldridge creates dishes with preserved foods, plus full bar and a curated look 2016-12-07 14:38 2KB

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

Unbeaten Jermall Charlo, Julian Williams finally meet

Now that the fight between junior middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo and No. 1 contender Julian Williams is here, the question is, can they make it count? Both are ready, or so they say. 2016-12-07 14:26 7KB

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

NY real estate brokers sell tough security at Trump Tower as amenity

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Two New York real estate brokers marketing a condominium in Trump Tower have used the heavy presence of U. S. Sec... 2016-12-07 14:21 2KB

Private Sector Is Destroying US's Premiere Spying Agency

Employees at the National Security Agency (NSA) are leaving in droves for the private sector mainly because of low morale and low pay. "I do hear that people are increasingly leaving in large numb 2016-12-07 14:19 4KB

Santa Ana declares itself a sanctuary for immigrants

City officials have declared Santa Ana a sanctuary for immigrants regardless of their status in the country in response to Donald Trump’s election as president. 2016-12-07 14:15 1KB

‘Lion’ Cinematographer Shot First Part of Movie From Child’s POV

To shoot the first hour of “Lion,” the true story of a young boy separated from his family in rural India and thrown onto the teeming streets of Kolkata alone, cinematographer Greig Fraser had to s… 2016-12-07 14:15 4KB

Subway strike causes traffic gridlock in Argentina's capital

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Unions representing subway workers are staging a strike that is causing traffic gridlock in Argentina's capital. The stoppage... 2016-12-07 14:13 1KB

Gig Harbor police treat local students with 12th annual Holiday Heroes program

The annual Holiday Heroes program from the Gig Harbor Police Department returned Tuesday to bring some holiday cheer to eight Peninsula School District students. Sponsored by the Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund, the event pairs a student with either an officer from the GHPD or a trooper... 2016-12-07 14:12 2KB

Most Popular GIFs of 2016: Obama, Crying Jordan, ‘Zootopia’ & More

Throughout his eight years in office, President Obama has achieved many things, but today he eclipsed all of them when his illustrated mic drop GIF was named the most popular of 2016 by Giphy. An i… 2016-12-07 14:11 1KB

Nigeria oil sales should be centralised in sector overhaul -NNPC head

By Camillus Eboh ABUJA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Nigeria's oil sales should remain the sole responsibility of one company rather than be split between two agencies... 2016-12-07 14:11 3KB

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

Could THIS be the cure for Alzheimer's disease? Flickering LED lights found to reduce toxic clumps in the brain

Light treatment was found to encourage the brain cells to begin firing normally again in Alzheimer's patients, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found. 2016-12-07 14:00 4KB

'Hunter and the Bear' makes world premiere at Writers Theatre

PigPen Theatre Company’s newest work “The Hunter and the Bear” is a fleshed-out reworking of an idea that first germinated when the seven 2016-12-07 14:00 5KB

Polanski 'happy' Polish court rejected extradition to US

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

Levels of total cholesterol decline in adults

Medical researchers have reported that a decline with the average levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has occurred with the U. S. adult population. 2016-12-07 14:00 3KB

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

Rick Santorum: 'Whitelash' Talk by Media Incited Racial Division

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said that the media constructed a narrative about "whitelash," the idea that white people were stirring up racial division in the U. S. 2016-12-07 13:57 2KB

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month on table at Senate

Bill designates month of May to celebrate Jewish contributions to country. 2016-12-07 13:53 3KB

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

Russian soldiers shown being trained to fire rocket launchers from snowmobiles

Footage of the soldiers shows them firing rocket launchers from snowmobiles in sub-zero conditions during training in the Republic of Tyva, in southern Russia. 2016-12-07 13:49 3KB

Wisconsin recount is working well for someone after all: Results so far show TRUMP was under-counted

Trump prevailed in the Badger State by 22,871 votes. The ongoing recount has widened his margin by 146 so far. 2016-12-07 13:48 2KB

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

Chile rejects attempt to block modified Barrick Gold mine project

SANTIAGO/TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Chile has rejected an attempt by local communities to block modifications needed to keep Barrick Gold Corp's controversia... 2016-12-07 13:45 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

Not in Puyallup Emphasis reminds holiday shoppers to prevent against car thefts

Preventing vehicle prowls and break-ins is an important initiative the Puyallup Police Department is focusing on this holiday season. The department held a Not in Puyallup Emphasis campaign Nov. 26 at the South Hill Mall to remind holiday shoppers to keep their valuables and vehicles secure... 2016-12-07 13:43 3KB

Laura Whitmore flashes glimpse of her bra as she joins Olivia Grant at fashion party

She's a regular at London's chicest and glitziest soirees. So it came as no surprise to see Laura at the Lulu Guinness & Jasmine Guinness celebrate Christmas with friends. 2016-12-07 13:43 2KB

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

Theresa May orders Sir Jeremy Heywood to spy on senior ministers

The Prime Minister’s draconian action was revealed in a letter from Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood which was, ironically, leaked from Whitehall. 2016-12-07 13:40 9KB

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

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people. The GOP majority on the House Agriculture Committee released a two-year review of... 2016-12-07 13:39 1KB

North Korea touts 'endless joy' for people after flood recovery

North Korea is touting disaster recovery as a "miraculous victory" months after heavy floods destroyed parts of the country's northeast. 2016-12-07 13:37 2KB

Nowhere to hide: NSA, GCHQ wiretapped in-flight phone calls, Snowden leaks show — RT News

According to leaks from Edward Snowden, the NSA and GCHQ have been gathering voice communications and content from mobile phones used on commercial flights, with special emphasis on Air France, which was seen as a source of “terror threats” for the US. 2016-12-07 13:36 4KB

Lady Kitty Spencer shows off her enviable curves in a VERY tight leather skirt as she joins her fashionable friends for a Christmas party in London

Kitty showed off her enviable figure in a tight leather skirt, sheer blouse and accessorised with a tote emblazoned with a feline face as she joined pals at 5 Hertford Street in London. 2016-12-07 13:32 3KB

Rock Hill police charge middle school student with assault after hallway incident

The Rock Hill Police Department has charged a Dutchman Creek Middle School student with second-degree assault and battery after another student complained of him touching her breast in the hallway of the school. 2016-12-07 13:29 2KB

11,000-year-old beans found on Mt. Carmel could be used to improve modern crop

Fava – also known as the faba or ful bean – is a nutritious source of protein, fiber, carbohydrates and minerals in the diets of many cultures around the world. 2016-12-07 13:29 3KB

Rep. Tim Ryan: Obama 'Masked' Problems Within Democratic Party

President Barack Obama is a "very, very talented" leader, but he still masked many of the problems Democrats were having within their own party, and Americans want change, Rep. Tim Ryan... 2016-12-07 13:26 2KB

Final rules for K-12 standardized testing released

The idea is to focus more time on classroom learning and less on teaching-to-the test, something critics complained the administration had encouraged. 2016-12-07 13:26 3KB

Law and Order Circa 2050: A Future Tense Event Recap

In approximately 90 cities throughout the United States, ShotSpotter sensors—gunfire detection technology—time stamp and triangulate the location of shots fired in an effort to aid law enforcement in cracking down on gun violence. In many underserved communities, citizens are not likely to call 911 to report gunshots... 2016-12-07 13:24 966Bytes

Tributes flood in for Tory MSP Alex Johnstone, who has died aged 55 after a short battle with cancer

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson hailed Alex Johnstone, who served as North East Scotland MSP since 1999, as having 'embodied politics at its best'. 2016-12-07 13:22 4KB

Intel's next processor might come with AMD inside

Intel has struck an unusual deal with rival AMD, according to reports circulating online. The company may be planning to integrate AMD's superior graphics technology into its own processors. If true, the arrangement could prove to be mutually beneficial. 2016-12-07 13:22 6KB

Video surveillance technologies are leveling up

Any time you enter a bank or retail establishment, chances are you are under the watchful eye of at least a few IVA driven surveillance cameras and systems. 2016-12-07 13:20 4KB

Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal.

Signal, an encrypted chat service, is a must in an era when companies collect ever more information about users and government surveillance may expand. 2016-12-07 13:17 8KB

Coco Austin, Ice-T celebrate daughter Chanel's first birthday

Coco Austin and Ice-T threw daughter Chanel a Minnie Mouse-themed party for her first birthday after mourning the death of their dog Spartacus. 2016-12-07 13:16 2KB

Devanadera asks Sandigan to junk graft case

Former Government Corporate Counsel Agnes Devanadera has asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the graft case filed against her for advising the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) to enter into an allegedly irregular P6.2-billion debt settlement with a foreign company. 2016-12-08 00:00 4KB

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

Gov. Gary Herbert calls for review of Utah taxes in new budget to make system 'equitable and simple'

"Balanced" was the word Gov. Gary Herbert used to describe his proposed $16.1 billion state budget released Wednesday at the Utah Highway Patrol's Salt Lake County headquarters. 2016-12-07 13:15 5KB

'Success Academy' helps Washtenaw students transition to sixth grade

School and social lives become more complicated for many children when they reach sixth grade, so the Family Learning Institute is offering extra support to students going through that phase. 2016-12-07 13:11 3KB

Poland's Glapinski sees "huge" chance of flat rates in 2017

By Pawel Florkiewicz and Marcin Goettig WARSAW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Polish interest rates are highly likely to remain unchanged in 2017 but could rise thereaft... 2016-12-07 13:07 3KB

Developing: NJ Elementary School Evacuated Following Suspicious Phone Call

Students were escorted out of the school and onto school buses due to the weather, officials said. 2016-12-07 13:01 1001Bytes

Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 12.7.16

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country. 2016-12-07 13:00 2KB

Go back to the beginning to appoint Hawks head - lobby groups

The Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law have asked the court to refer the appointment of Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza back to the selection panel for a new candidate to be chosen. 2016-12-07 12:59 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

4 men convicted of killing Khayelitsha woman, hiding body in drain

Four men have been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court of killing a Khayelitsha woman and hiding her body in a drain. 2016-12-07 12:59 2KB

Government approves sale of Karish and Tanin gas reservoirs

Greek developer Energean: Gas expected to flow by 2020. 2016-12-07 12:56 4KB

British politics sinking into US-style ‘culture wars’ — RT UK

British politics is slipping into ‘culture wars’ which cut across social class and traditional party lines, according to a new study on the Brexit vote. 2016-12-07 12:56 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

Taxi to hospital? One of UK's biggest ambulance services are now using cabs to ferry patients due to a vehicle shortage

The pilot being undertaken by South Central Ambulance Service, which covers a population of around four million people, aims to free vehicles up for life-threatening cases. 2016-12-07 12:47 3KB

Why Snap has its eye on TV partnerships

The company's expanded deal with Turner shows its ambition to take a piece of the TV advertising budget. 2016-12-07 12:47 2KB

Momentum is a beacon of hope. It must be saved from the saboteurs Momentum is a beacon of hope. It must be saved from the saboteurs

A sectarian takeover threatens Labour’s grassroots movement: it will be a betrayal of youthful optimism if it succeeds 2016-12-07 12:45 8KB

Local mosque hosts community Q&As, promotes open-door policy

This Friday, Dec. 9, is the final opportunity for community members to participate in a "Meet the Muslims" event with the Utah Islamic Center. 2016-12-07 12:45 4KB

Budget Bill Sells Oil Reserves To Fund Miners’ Health Care

A bill to fund the federal government through April would use money raised by selling off strategic oil reserves to pay for health care benefits for retired coal miners. The House bill would sell o 2016-12-07 12:44 3KB

Nebraska lawmaker bashes report on failed execution drug buy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he's disappointed by a recently-released state auditor's report about Department of Correctional Services' fail... 2016-12-07 12:44 1KB

Chuck Grassley: AT&T-Time Warner Deal 'Warrants Close, Careful Scrutiny'

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, urged the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to carefully examine the implications of the intended merger between AT&T and Time Warner. 2016-12-07 12:41 2KB

For first time ever, U. S. Chamber of Commerce contributed only to Republicans

The U. S. Chamber of Commerce for the first time contributed solely to Republican candidates, a survey of 2016 election spending by an advocacy group found. 2016-12-07 12:40 2KB

Marion Cotillard debuts new fringe at Assassin's Creed photo call in Madrid

Arriving at the Assassin's Creed photo call in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, with her co-star Michael Fassbender, the 41-year-old showed off a new blunt fringe whilst she subtly covered up her baby bump. 2016-12-07 12:40 3KB

These 2 Utah solar companies just merged

Two Utah solar companies announced a merger on Tuesday, further expanding solar energy across the Beehive State. 2016-12-07 12:40 3KB

Oklahoma residents sue energy companies over fracking quakes — RT America

A group of Payne County residents has filed a class-action lawsuit against five energy companies over the recent earthquakes in Cushing, a city in central Oklahoma. The companies have fracking disposal wells in the area. 2016-12-07 12:39 2KB

Trillanes blasts Gordon report on extrajudicial killings

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday called Sen. Richard Gordon a “lackey”’ of President Duterte as he slammed as “a piece of garbage” and a “cover-up” the latter’s committee report on extrajudicial killings in the government’s ongoing war on illegal drugs. 2016-12-08 00:00 3KB

An Evening of Mythical Proportions honors 8 debutantes

It was the first time the Orpheum Theater was the site of a debutante party. 2016-12-07 12:32 3KB

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

An Indian Land explosion prompts a dozen emergency calls. Unexpected victim found.

Residents in Indian Land, South Carolina reported a loud explosion Tuesday night but so far no injuries are reported and it’s unclear if any laws were broken. There was one causality. Authorities blame Tannerite. 2016-12-07 12:31 2KB

Keep Politics Out of Drug Approval

Congress wants to reform the FDA’s process. Be careful with that. 2016-12-07 12:30 1KB

Neighborhood meetings scheduled for input on Kalamazoo master plan

Open house meetings are scheduled from December to February 2017. 2016-12-07 12:30 3KB

Ypsilanti to test neighborhood for methane, VOC ground pollution

The city of Ypsilanti will spend $21,000 to test the soil in and around a dump that sits adjacent to small neighborhood. 2016-12-07 12:30 2KB

U. N. seeks record $2.7 billion aid for Boko Haram-hit Sahel

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Dec 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty, conflict and climate change will leave 15 million people across Africa's Sahel belt i... 2016-12-07 12:25 3KB

Here is a breakdown of all the Cabinet positions and what they do

The Cabinet is comprised of the vice president and 15 department heads, as well as a handful of Cabinet-level positions, such as White House chief of staff. 2016-12-07 12:25 1KB

The spiders that can FLY: Scientists discover three new species of ghost spider traveled hundreds of miles across the Pacific Ocean using web 'balloons'

Researchers have discovered three new species of ‘ghost spider’ on Robinson Crusoe Island, a site roughly 400 miles off Chile – and they say they flew hundreds of miles to get there. 2016-12-07 12:23 3KB

Tata seeks shareholder support before vote to remove Mistry from group cos

By Aditi Shah and Promit Mukherjee NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Tata Sons' interim chairman Ratan Tata reached out to shareholders of Tata group companies on... 2016-12-07 12:22 3KB

when blood is thicker than water

It was a case of blood being thicker than water when metal theft unit inspector Patrick Anderson arrived to fetch his son from work in Cape Town. 2016-12-07 12:22 3KB

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

House Minority warning to Duterte

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez on Wednesday warned President Duterte that the “honeymoon period” given by the minority bloc to him would only be until Dec. 31 this year. 2016-12-08 00:00 1KB

Living the Meme: What happened to Success Kid? “A disaster waiting to happen”: Can you trust the government to digitise your personal data?

Sammy Griner explains what life is like nine years after his baby picture became a meme. 2016-12-08 04:57 14KB

Alderman wants to put the brakes on honorary street designations

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), chairman of the City Council’s Transportation Committee, said honorary street designations are "out of control. " 2016-12-07 12:19 5KB

Former U. S. Attorney General Holder to speak at SVSU during MLK celebration

Holder, who was the first black person to serve as the top law enforcement official in the country, visits SVSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. 2016-12-07 12:17 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

DAPL Rejected By Obama Crony, Army Complies

A civilian Army official appointed by President Barack Obama made the decision to reject the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to government officials. The DAPL's Standing Rock route' 2016-12-07 12:16 3KB

Maine man allowed to take ID photo wearing religious horns on his head

A Maine man who applied for a new ID after changing his name said he won a battle with officials to allow him to wear a pair of religious horns in his photo. 2016-12-07 12:15 1KB

Ever wondered why you are bloated after eating? Revealed, 3 possible explanations that most doctors ignore

Many assume bloating, flatulence and diarrhoea is a result of coeliac disease and begin to cut out gluten from their diets, says Jo Waters, London-based co-author of 'What's Up With Your Gut?'. 2016-12-07 12:15 5KB

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

all3media Bullish on Gordon Ramsay Formats, ‘Midsomer Murders’

SINGAPORE — Global content creator and distributor all3media threw a party during the Asia TV Forum & Market on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its Singapore office. The venue was G… 2016-12-07 12:10 3KB

UConn President Releases Plan to Protect Illegal Immigrants on Campus

UConn President Releases Plan to Protect Illegal Immigrants on Campus 2016-12-07 12:07 3KB

LePage urges lawmakers to alter voter initiatives on minimum wage and tax surcharge

He makes the remarks before administering the oath of office to the newly elected members of the 128th Legislature. 2016-12-07 12:07 3KB

Flopped mousse not sad finale

It was her signature chocolate mousse cake that let Durban domestic worker Avontalent Tanhera down and brought to an end her participation in the Great South African Bake Off last night. 2016-12-07 12:06 1KB

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

Phil Jackson on calling LeBron James' associates a 'posse': That 'could be something I could regret'

Phil Jackson said Tuesday he doesn’t need to engage in a discussion with LeBron James , who took issue with the New York Knicks president’s describing the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s business associates as a “posse.” 2016-12-07 12:05 2KB

Why everything you’ve read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong

The Iraqi army, backed by US-led air strikes, is trying to capture east Mosul at the same time as the Syrian army and its Shia paramilitary allies are fighting their way into east Aleppo. An estimated 300 civilians have been killed in Aleppo by government artillery... 2016-12-07 12:04 871Bytes

The outfit Ncwane will never wear

A singer, a joker, and a family man. This is how friends and family remember gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane who died from kidney failure this week, just days before he was due to perform in Zimbabwe. 2016-12-07 12:03 2KB

The Big Read: Blue skies through the rain

Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper. 2016-12-07 12:02 7KB

The spirit of the season: going above and beyond

All 88-year-old Lois Giles wanted was to post an ad on KSL Classifieds. She ended up getting a lot more than she bargained for � in the best way possible. 2016-12-07 12:02 2KB

Florida Int’l U. Profs Demand ‘Sanctuary Campus’

Professors at FIU are now demanding the institution implement “sanctuary campus” policies. 2016-12-07 12:01 2KB

A New Immigrant Hopes for a Culinary Career

With a toe in the food industry, Francisco Ramos, 19, who moved to the United States last year, now aspires to become a prep cook. 2016-12-07 12:00 4KB

Co-Working Space Bklyn Commons To Open New Location on Broadway

The 30,000-square-foot space will open by summer 2017, company representatives said. 2016-12-07 11:58 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

Congressional Republicans propose $170 million for Flint in temporary budget

Funding for Flint's troubled water system is included in a temporary budget bill Republicans who control Congress have proposed, the Associated Press is reporting. 2016-12-07 11:56 1KB

Teachers could grade ISTEP replacement test under proposal

An Indiana lawmaker has proposed having teachers grade the state’s new standardized test as major decisions for the replacement of the current ISTEP exams loom. 2016-12-07 11:52 1KB

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

James O’Keefe: “The Mainstream Media is Dead – We Killed It.”

The mainstream media is too corrupt to succeed The mainstream media is too corrupt to succeed 2016-12-07 11:48 1KB

Council may ask state for funds to keep fire truck operating

The Wilmington City Council is considering asking the state for $300,000 to keep a fire truck in operation. 2016-12-07 11:48 1KB

These tech toys are hot gifts this year. But avoid these dangerous ones

A look at what Christmas gifts and toys are best and popular this year for children and kids. Some include drones, toy pets, virtual reality headsets, Hatchimals, and the worst are dangerous like some hoverboards, Nerf guns, foam guns and other toys that represent a choking hazard. 2016-12-07 11:44 5KB

Exclusive–Rep. Vern Buchanan: President Barack Obama Must Not Pardon Bergdahl

Exclusive--Rep. Vern Buchanan: President Barack Obama Must Not Pardon Bergdahl 2016-12-07 11:40 3KB

Brexit is a burning issue. But poverty is still the big one

Seismic shifts in the labour market have fuelled mistrust and insecurity, and left far too many ‘just about managing’ families teetering on the brink of disaster 2016-12-07 11:38 5KB

Raimondo takes more steps to reduce benefits backlog

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she’s taking more steps to fix the state’s new public benefits system that has been beset by problems since it launched in September. 2016-12-07 11:38 1KB

Nhleko request for McBride parliamentary inquiry a no go, again

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko will have to wait a bit longer for to see if Parliament will go ahead with disciplinary action against Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride. 2016-12-07 11:38 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

Obama thanks France's Hollande for "close partnership"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama has spoken with President Francois Hollande of France to offer his appreciation for their cl 2016-12-07 11:35 1KB

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

Indiana man stabbed during KKK meeting at Yanceyville home

An Indiana man was taken to the hospital on Saturday after being stabbed during a Ku Klux Klan meeting in Yanceyville, according to the Caswell County Sheriff's Department. 2016-12-07 11:32 1KB

Regular doses of ibuprofen 'lowers smokers' risk of lung cancer by 48%'

Researchers at Ohio State University have found clear evidence that ibuprofen - taken in small doses at regular intervals - can dispel much of the inflammation that leads to tumors in the lungs. 2016-12-07 11:31 2KB

The real life RED SKULL: Venezuelan father has his nose removed and his entire head tattooed to look like Captain America’s arch-enemy

Henry Rodriguez, from Caracas in Venezuela, has undergone multiple facial modifications over the years so that he resembles the Captain America comics character. 2016-12-07 11:29 3KB

Hailey Baldwin 'chats all night' with Zac Stenmark at birthday party

Sydney Confidential as claimed Hailey Baldwin was seen leaving her own birthday bash on Wednesday night with Australian model Zac Stenmark. 2016-12-07 11:28 2KB

Father's hilarious 'meltdown' goes viral after he meets Peruvian alpaca that stole his heart

Alexandria Neonakis from Santa Monica, California, tweeted screenshots of messages from her father, Dimitris, who had a 'meltdown' after meeting the 'softest ever' alpacas while visiting Peru. 2016-12-07 11:27 3KB

Luke Moore who blew $2.1m says he's 'living the dream'

Luke Moore, a Goulburn man who splurged $2.1million on luxury cars, strippers and parties over two years, is now broke and living at home but says has better luck getting dates. 2016-12-07 11:27 3KB

Hacker gets 5 years in prison for stealing scripts, videos

Alonzo Knowles, 24, who is from the Bahamas, was sentenced to prison by U. S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer at a court in Manhattan after pleading guilty to criminal copyright infringement and theft. 2016-12-07 11:26 3KB

Earthquake survivors invited to La Scala gala premiere

Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly is reviving Puccini's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for the gala season opening Wednesday of La Scala, where it will be performed for the first time since its hotly contested world debut 112 years ago. 2016-12-07 11:26 3KB

Tulane Advances ‘Gender Pronoun’ Rule, Blames Trump

Tulane’s student government is requesting that students and professors add their preferred gender pronoun at the end of emails. 2016-12-07 11:25 2KB

Maine’s economy barely grew at all in the second quarter

Maine ranked 35th nationally, reporting 0.6 percent growth from the first to the second quarter this year. 2016-12-07 11:25 2KB

UK Fires Dozens Of Diplomats Working On ‘Climate Change’

The UK government has fired dozens of foreign ministry staffers working on global warming issues just months after Prime Minister Theresa May promised to ratify the Paris climate accord by the end of 2016-12-07 11:23 3KB

State Budget Stalemate Drags On With No Deal In Sight

Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top four lawmakers seemed to meet in vain Tuesday, attempting to end a two-year budget standoff, but they’ll give it another shot Thursday. 2016-12-07 11:23 3KB

Dam has burst on water problems‚ admits Cape Town mayor De Lille

Cape Town’s water call centre is drowning‚ mayor Patricia de Lille said on Wednesday. 2016-12-07 11:23 838Bytes

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

Ola Jordan can't contain her glee as she lands back in London with husband James after I'm A Celeb stint

Her previous reality television experience had only extended to the glitz and glamour of the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom. So it was understandable that Ola was delighted to be back home. 2016-12-07 11:20 4KB

Rzepczynski guaranteed $11M in 2-year contract with Mariners

Reliever Marc Rzepczynski is guaranteed $11 million in his two-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. 2016-12-07 11:20 1KB

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

For China, climate change is no hoax -- it's a business, political opportunity

In mid-November, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international leadership role on issues including climate. 2016-12-07 11:19 8KB

My hunting trip with Yeltsin killed off the Soviet Union

Belarusian politician recalls his role 25 years ago in reaching deal that led to breakup of USSR without major bloodshed 2016-12-07 11:18 6KB

Meet Brett 'Shaggy' Duffee of Rosedale: 2017 Chef to Watch

Brett Duffee, or Shaggy as he's been known since high school, grew up on the West Bank. 2016-12-07 11:17 5KB

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real up on easing political concerns, global risk appetite

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real strengthened on Wednesday as concerns eased that the ouster of Senate President Renan Cal... 2016-12-07 11:13 2KB

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

George Daniel Wechsler gunned down ex-girlfriend and children before killing himself

Police in New Mexico have identified George Wechsler, 45 (pictured), as the man who shot his ex-girlfriend and killed her three young children in an ambush Monday night. 2016-12-07 11:08 5KB

Phoenix police vehicle collides with motorcycle.

The Phoenix Police Department says a police vehicle has been involved in a collision with a motorcycle. 2016-12-07 11:03 859Bytes

Rita Ora flaunts cleavage in lingerie for Tezenis campaign

Rita has been the face of the Italian lingerie company for the last year and recently unveiled her own signature range. There was no better model for the job than the Hot Right Now hitmaker. 2016-12-07 11:00 3KB

Five things you missed from American Ballet Theatre's annual holiday gala

In addition to a gala dinner at the Beverly Hilton, guests at Monday’s holiday benefit for the New York-based American Ballet Theatre also got a sneak preview of the ballet company’s programs for Southern California, along with an opportunity to meet the dancers over petit fours,... 2016-12-07 11:00 5KB

Coldest weather of season expected in Oklahoma this week

The coldest weather of the season is descending upon Oklahoma, and forecasters say some parts of the state could see a dusting of snow. 2016-12-07 10:56 1KB

Ad company Interpublic Group confirms DoJ probe

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos said on Wednesday that one of its standalone domestic agencies had been contacted by the Depar... 2016-12-07 10:56 1KB

Budget bill freezes pay for Congress

New budget bill freezes pay for Congress 2016-12-07 10:55 1KB

Ypsilanti City Council rejects proposed routes for truck traffic

The two-year discussion on how to regulate truck traffic is settled, and trucks can still travel residential streets in Ypsilanti. 2016-12-07 10:55 4KB

Smart style investment: The cape coat

If you are looking for a cold-weather jacket you'll wear year after year, you might want to invest in a cape coat. 2016-12-07 10:54 1KB

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree. Ate it': Downing Street cat Larry's version of 12 Days Of Christmas is imagined on a hilarious spoof Twitter account

Larry, the self-appointed mouser to the Cabinet Office in 10 Downing Street, has been using his popular Twitter feed to regale his 99,000 followers about his festive culinary exploits. 2016-12-07 10:53 3KB

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

GRAPHIC: Mexican Cartel Kills Teen, Dog, Others

Cartel gunmen murdered four victims--including a teen and dog--as they continue a long-standing civil war for control of the city. 2016-12-07 10:49 2KB

Meteor lights up night sky over Siberia

Meteor seen in Siberia, northern Russia lights up sky, explodes over Sayanogorsk 2016-12-07 10:46 1KB

X Factor's Saara Aalto steps out in London after performing to fans in Helsinki

The 29-year-old pop hopeful's appearance at Global Radio came just 48 hours after she performed to a 10,000 strong crowd in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. 2016-12-07 10:46 2KB

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

Bay City's Studio 23 hosts annual Black & White Affair Dec. 9

It's one of Bay City's fanciest parties of the year. 2016-12-07 10:40 2KB

Uber wants Pennsylvania to delay rules for driverless cars

Ride-sharing company Uber wants the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to delay policy recommendations that govern the testing of driverless cars. 2016-12-07 10:38 1KB

The day in pictures

Police officers stand amid tear gas and smoke from Molotov cocktails in the central district of Exarchia in Athens Greece at the end of a demonstration to mark the eighth anniversary of a teenager's death at the hands of police in 2008. Hooded youths set fire to cars... 2016-12-07 10:37 989Bytes

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

Cyprus to pursue 2017 sale of minority stake in telecoms firm Cyta

By Peter Hobson LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Cyprus will renew its attempt to privatise state telecoms group Cyta next year after previously failing to get appr... 2016-12-07 10:34 2KB

IKEA announces generous parental leave policy for all workers

Only 12 percent of private-sector workers in the United States have access to paid parental leave through their employers. The scope of IKEA's plan, and its availability to lower-wage hourly workers, is especially rare. 2016-12-07 10:32 4KB

Nation's Capitol Celebrates Advent Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree is now lit. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., flipped the switch Tuesday night. The U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree is now lit. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., flipped the switch Tuesday night. 2016-12-07 10:30 1KB

Dereck Chisora ends press conference abruptly by launching a TABLE at Dillian Whyte

The 32-year-old lost his temper with his opponent, slamming his fist on the table before getting out of his seat and lifting it above his head. Chisora then launched it across the room at Whyte. 2016-12-07 10:29 1KB

Egypt's beekeepers under threat as economy slumps

SHIBIN EL KOM, Egypt, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Egypt's beekeepers say their hives are under threat because of a shortage of sugar, as are the flowers and crops that... 2016-12-07 10:26 2KB

AACTA Awards 2016: Eva Orner urges government to close offshore detention centres

Eva Orner, a director from Melbourne who created the documentary 'Chasing Asylum,' urged for offshore detention centers to be closed in an emotional speech at the AACTA Awards. 2016-12-07 10:26 3KB

Congress holds IRS impeachment vote as Trump eyes new commissioner

As some Republicans try to get rid of the current IRS commissioner, Donald Trump gets ready to name a replacement -- who may go easy on him and his tax troubles 2016-12-07 10:20 4KB

Should homeless people be allowed to camp in public?

Homelessness is trending down across the United States, but some regions are seeing dramatic upticks in local homeless populations. Advocates argue the homeless should be allowed to forms camps as forms of shelter. It's cruel to take that away from them without giving them a viable... 2016-12-07 10:19 867Bytes

Half Of Italians No Longer Feel At Home Due To Immigration

More than half of Italians say they no longer feel at home because of immigration, according to a study on authoritarian populism in the West. The survey asked people in 12 European countries if th 2016-12-07 10:17 1KB

Russia’s Eifman Ballet brings ‘Up & Down’ to London stage — RT UK

The Eifman Ballet, a renowned St. Petersburg dance company, has jazzed up London’s theatre scene with its latest production – a contemporary take on Scott Fitzgerald’s 1934 novel Tender is the Night. 2016-12-07 10:15 1KB

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

Jewell Jones makes history as youngest state rep

Through social media calls to action, the 21-year-old from Inkster hopes to inspire Michigan youth. 2016-12-07 10:13 9KB

Phil Power: A Chinese voice on Trump, free speech and political correctness

Phil PowerThe Center for Michigan | Bridge Magazine  In the past few months, I've become acquainted with a 20-something Chinese woman, Ms. Yu, who is studying at the University of Michigan. Ms. Yu is smart, very observant of things American... 2016-12-07 10:12 5KB

UK industrial output sinks as weak sterling no boon for factories

By David Milliken and Paul Sandle LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Falls in sterling since the Brexit vote failed to boost Britain's manufacturers in October as ind... 2016-12-07 10:11 2KB

Geese, incoming and staying here: A late fall hunt (and eating)

Through a slit in the sliding wood door of the pit blind, I watched dozens of Canada geese flying high in ragged Vs. Guide Jeff 2016-12-07 10:10 2KB

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

Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon stands to wave to MPs who break out in rare applause in the Commons to pay tribute to her 90th birthday

Kitty Hart-Moxon, who was forced into the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 16 in 1943, stood and waved to MPs from the gallery after her story was retold in the chamber below. 2016-12-07 10:09 6KB

Liberman: Israel working to thwart WMD transfers to Hezbollah from Syria

The IDF has neither confirmed nor denied the reports, as is their policy regarding foreign reports on purported Israeli strikes. 2016-12-07 10:09 4KB

Hatchimal nightmares? Shoppers can't find them; one author has stashed $20,000 worth

Across the United States, those seeking Hatchimals encountere empty shelves and depleted stocks. Industry experts herald the toy as a commodity on par with Cabbage Patch Kids, or perhaps as the second coming of Beanie Babies. 2016-12-07 10:05 3KB

Egypt has 'three-year strategy' on economy, minister tells AFP

Egypt has an ambitious three-year reform plan that, with foreign help, can revive its struggling economy, the minister of international cooperation told AFP.... 2016-12-07 10:01 4KB

Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis stumps Commissioner Santa with native Latvian in ESPN ad

Kristaps Porzingis is Santa’s Not-So-Little Helper in a new ESPN commercial for the network’s NBA Christmas Day coverage. 2016-12-07 10:00 1KB

In diverse California, a young white supremacist seeks to convert fellow college students

Nathan Damigo brought his message of white separatism to an unusual place: an ethnic studies class at Cal State Stanislaus called Searching for America. 2016-12-07 10:00 13KB

Airbnb can help entrepreneurial immigrants trying to make it in America, study says

Immigrants have long helped to bolster the nation’s economy, and a new report reveals that many of them are supplementing their incomes by becoming Airbnb hosts. The study, “Immigrants Sharing Homes: Opening Doors to Opportunity, 2016-12-07 10:00 4KB

Mayor Kim envisions 'people's park' for Mauna Kea

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has announced plans regarding the future of Mauna Kea, saying he wants to make the mountain a “people’s park” and that he still supports a plan to build a giant telescope at the summit. 2016-12-07 09:58 1KB

Disney Sets Jan. 6 Release Date in China for ‘Rogue One’

Disney has set a Jan. 6, 2017 release date in China for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” according to a Disney representative in the country. The movie, which stars Felicity Jones and Di… 2016-12-07 09:58 1KB

Showdown: May Calls Snap Article 50 Vote Forcing Europhiles’ Hands

The Commons is set for a showdown, as the government has forced a vote indicating that Parliament supports the invoking of Article 50. 2016-12-07 09:53 2KB

Liberalism need not be on the retreat – rightwing populism is beatable

Just look at Austria, and at Clinton’s success in the popular vote. Politicians of the centre and left must change the narrative to sell their progressive values 2016-12-07 09:52 6KB

The Tasks That Still Tower Above Us

Bill Josephson is one of my oldest friends. We met in 1961 when we were founding organizers of the Peace Corps. We’ve been close ever since. We differed in our reaction to the election and from our exchange of emails he on his own initiative wrote this... 2016-12-07 09:48 11KB

Texas legislator files bill that would allow carrying firearms without a license

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, has filed a bill that would let gun owners open carry or concealed carry without a license. 2016-12-07 09:47 2KB

Missouri town pays $6K to owner of dog shot by police chief

A woman whose pit bull was shot last year by a southwest Missouri police chief has agreed to a $6,000 settlement. 2016-12-07 09:43 1KB

Ag Committee Report Shows Food Stamps Are Here To Stay

Republicans in Congress are not likely to make major cuts to food stamps, according to the final report from the House Committee on Agriculture on the welfare program, which indicates how the next Co 2016-12-07 09:43 4KB

Snake in the grass trying to destabilise police - MP

A dangerous snake in the grass is trying to destabilise the SAPS, with help from right-wing NGOs and other individuals, Parliament’s police committee has heard. 2016-12-07 09:41 3KB

Filming in Roswell to produce noise of gunfire, explosions

Roswell officials say a local move-production company’s filming in the city involves use of explosives and firing of blank gunshots so residents in the area of the filming may hear explosions and gunfire. 2016-12-07 09:41 1KB

Watch out! CCTV shows the sneaky trick being used by thieves so they can steal from your car after you have locked it

CCTV footage filmed in Menlyn Retail Park in Pretoria in South Africa's north-eastern Gauteng Province, shows how sneaky thieves can steal from a seemingly safely locked car. 2016-12-07 09:39 1KB

That wasn't on the gift list! Newlyweds return home from honeymoon to discover her sisters had wrapped their entire house in 20 rolls of Christmas paper

Karl Gilbert and his wife Faye returned from their dream honeymoon in Mexico to discover their home in Yate, Bristol was covered in Christmas wrapping paper as part of a hilarious prank. 2016-12-07 09:37 2KB

Young cranes from Florida moved to Mississippi refuge

Three young cranes, released onto the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, spread their wings right way and took flight. 2016-12-07 09:33 1KB

GOP Funding Bill: $300M for Refugee Aid, But Not for Resettlement in US

A short-term spending bill, introduced by House Republicans, sets aside $300 million to help migrants and refugees overseas, but prevents the money from being used to bring them to the U. S. 2016-12-07 09:32 1KB

Go snorkeling in Belize's turquoise waters, bird-watching in its national parks

With one foot in the Caribbean and another in Central America, Belize has many attributes that make it an attractive locale for a tropical vacation. 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

Queen Maxima looks VERY chic in a grey poncho as she visits a school in Rotterdam

The Queen of the Netherlands, 45, still managed to look chic as she battled with the freezing temperatures on a visit to a school in Rotterdam. 2016-12-07 09:22 3KB

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

Flashback: Seven Of Obama’s Nominees Confirmed On First Day

WASHINGTON--Senate Republicans gave newly inaugurated President Obama a smooth transition on his first day at the White House eight years ago, when the party, then in the minority, helped confirm sev 2016-12-07 09:20 4KB

Wal-Mart, Patagonia, DHL and others giving back this holiday season

These companies harness the holiday season to give back to their customers, communities or causes important to their founders. 2016-12-07 09:17 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

Eric Lafforgue photographs North Korea while staying in country's equivalent of Airbnb

Stunning pictures taken by Eric Lafforgue show his visit to a guest house in the fishing village of Jung Pyong Ri in North Korea's North Hamgyong province. 2016-12-07 09:11 5KB

Alice Clarke from Montreal overcomes anorexia to become a doctor

Alice Clarke, 18, from Montreal in Quebec, Canada, dropped to 60lbs (4st 4lb) after developing the life-threatening illness four years ago. 2016-12-07 09:08 4KB

Energy minister’s advisers reveal why nuclear should be dumped

A report on SA's future energy plan explains that by removing policy adjustments and keeping the plan at a least cost level, the need for nuclear energy falls away. 2016-12-07 09:07 5KB

Labour's Corbyn visits Czech Jewish death camp on European tour

“It is an obligation for all of us to work together to build a world of respect, tolerance and peace,” the Labour leader stated before his sojourn to the death camp. 2016-12-07 09:04 2KB

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

Meet CNNMoney's Paul La Monica

He writes daily about the markets, economy and technology and also appears in the daily Buzz video segment. He also tweets throughout the... 2016-12-07 09:03 1KB

Incredible moment night turns to day for a couple of seconds as dazzling meteor if filmed shooting through the sky over Russia

After lighting up the sky above the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, the night plunged back into darkness and 30 seconds later witnesses reported a loud bang which triggered car alarms. 2016-12-07 09:02 2KB

Disney, Paramount, Sony Ink Deals With Spanish-Language Movie Dub App MyLingo

Spanish-speaking moviegoers will have more options for listening to films en Español in cinemas, under multiyear pacts that app startup MyLingo has reached with Disney, Paramount Pictures and Sony … 2016-12-07 09:00 3KB

Archaeology sheds light on Mongolia’s uncertain nomadic future

As a herding lifestyle practiced for millennia is threatened by contemporary climate change, archaeology offers a long-term perspective 2016-12-07 09:00 7KB

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

Home resale price gains heat up amid typically slow season

Christmas came early for the local real-estate community with news that housing resale prices edged upward in November, defying the usual trend for... 2016-12-07 09:00 2KB

Trying to censor terrorists, one image at a time

Pressured by governments around the world, four companies operating some of the world’s most popular Internet sites and services — Facebook, Twitter , Google ’s YouTube and Microsoft — announced this week a joint effort to censor “violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images.”... 2016-12-07 09:00 8KB

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

Secret to holiday entertaining without the cleanup

Enjoy your holiday party festivities without having to dread the mess! This line of disposable serve ware is here to keep your celebration stress free! 2016-12-07 09:00 1KB

Six Flags attempts to break own mistletoe kissing record

Six Flags Over Georgia is attempting to break its own Guinness World Record for Most People Kissing Under Mistletoe. 2016-12-07 08:59 1KB

Peace treaty key to solving Russia-Japan territorial dispute – Putin aide — RT News

A peace treaty is essential for the resolution of Japan’s and Russia’s dispute over the southern Kuril Islands, Sergey Ivanov, former presidential chief-of-staff now serving as Vladimir Putin’s personal aide for nature preservation, told Japanese media. 2016-12-07 08:57 2KB

Lehigh Tunnel closures to slow traffic on Northeastern pike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to expect delays at the Lehigh Tunnel on the Northeast Extension in Carbon County. 2016-12-07 08:57 1KB

'Dog thief' is forced to stand in a pit of EXCREMENT as punishment in China

Locals from a village in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, caught a man in the act of attempting a theft according to local media in China. 2016-12-07 08:56 2KB

Caterpillar CEO: We need policy reform; no CEO wants to give up on jobs

Bringing jobs back to the U. S. is good, but companies will need policy reform, Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC. 2016-12-07 08:55 1KB

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

Croatia public sector unions reject govt offer on wage hike

By Igor Ilic ZAGREB, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Public sector trade unions on Wednesday rejected a wage bill increase proposed by the Croatian government and invited... 2016-12-07 08:51 2KB

ZF seeks $1 billion from Body Control Systems sale

STUTTGART, Dec 7 (Reuters) - German auto supplier ZF has launched the sale of its Body Control Systems division, Chief Executive Stefan Sommer said, seeking... 2016-12-07 08:51 1KB

UMass Law School earns national accreditation

University of Massachusetts School of Law officials say the state’s first public law school has reached a major milestone with full accreditation by the American Bar Association. 2016-12-07 08:48 1KB

The people of York saved the courthouse Christmas Tree. Wednesday ‘Santa’ lights it

The giant cedar tree on the York County Courthouse property in downtown York saved by an outcry from residents will be ceremonially lit by Santa Claus Wednesday at the end of York’s Christmas parade. 2016-12-07 08:46 1KB

Founders Brewing taps back into tax break for ongoing expansion

As Founders Brewing Company fills out a southwest Grand Rapids city block with new production, packaging, offices and wastewater facilities, it is asking the city to grant it another tax break. 2016-12-07 08:45 2KB

Pregnant dancer is blasted to death with a shotgun at an Indian wedding

A 25-year-old pregnant woman was shot dead while on stage (pictured) when she refused to dance with a drunken stranger during a wedding in Punjab, India. 2016-12-07 08:44 3KB

PISA Education Ranking: Singapore Tops, US Lags at 25th

The 2015 PISA education ranking, released Tuesday, puts teenagers from Singapore at the top of the heap for their knowledge in science, math, and reading, while U. S. students continue to lag behind. 2016-12-07 08:44 3KB

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

6 Florida deputies open fire on suspected cocaine dealers

Six Hillsborough County deputies opened fire on two suspected cocaine dealers after one pulled a gun on an undercover officer trying to purchase two ounces of the drug. 2016-12-07 08:40 1KB

Inflation risk means Russia should keep monetary policy tight - analysts

MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Inflationary risks mean Russia should keep monetary policy moderately tight, analysts at the country's central bank said in a repor... 2016-12-07 08:39 1KB

Honeywell picks Atlanta for software hub, division HQ

Honeywell says its pick of a mid-rise office building in Midtown Atlanta for a new software hub and the headquarters of its home and building technologies business. 2016-12-07 08:39 1KB

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

A family challenges the official story of a killing in Duterte's drug war

By Clare Baldwin, Andrew R. C. Marshall and Damir Sagolj MANILA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - It's a Friday morning in late October, and Florjohn Cruz's body lies on a m... 2016-12-07 08:29 10KB

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

Disastrous 'white spot' prawn disease found at Australian farms

Potentially disastrous disease threatens to eradicate Australia's prawn supply entirely, just weeks before Christmas. White Spot Disease was detected at two prawn farms in Brisbane's south last week. 2016-12-07 08:13 2KB

Iran moves to change its currency unit back to the toman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says that President Hassan Rouhani's administration is proposing changing the name and denomination of t... 2016-12-07 08:10 1KB

Iraqi man jailed for war crimes in Sweden after posting pic with ‘ISIS fighter’s decapitated head’ — RT News

A Swedish court has convicted a 24-year-old Iraqi man of war crimes after he posted gory pictures of dead Islamic State fighters on Facebook. It's the first such case in Sweden. 2016-12-07 08:09 1KB

Angel Di Maria booed at every touch by furious PSG fans and rated just 3/10 by L'Equipe… what has happened to the former Manchester United man?

ADAM SHERGOLD: Amid reports that the PSG hierarchy are concerned about Angel Di Maria's 'detached' attitude towards his work, he has now been booed by his own supporters. 2016-12-07 08:07 4KB

Singer, 34, makes a full recovery after suffering a horrific reaction to 90% of her body from antibiotics

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sandy Duperval, 34, from Toronto, Canada, developed toxic epidermal necrolysis that left her fighting for her life in hospital. 2016-12-07 08:05 3KB

Carrick, Valencia and Darmian among those to miss United's Ukraine trip

Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian have been left out of Manchester United's trip to Zorya Luhansk, while the omission of Memphis Depay and... 2016-12-07 08:05 2KB

BBC's Liz Bonnin learns ancestors traded SLAVES on Who Do You Think You Are?

Television presenter Liz Bonnin, 44, unearths surprising truths about her family and travels to her to the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Trinidad for Who Do You Think You Are? 2016-12-07 08:03 5KB

Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the ‘atheist capital of Europe’. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? 2016-12-07 08:03 10KB

Heartbreaking images show 'Rohingya toddler tortured with a stun gun by laughing Burmese soldier' as Burma continues crackdown on the country's Muslim minority

A heartbreaking video shows the child screaming in pain as the cruel torturer uses a stun gun to repeatedly hurt him. 2016-12-07 08:03 4KB

Popular Vermont punk music venue is closing its doors

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A popular Vermont punk music venue, established with the help of the wife of U. S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is closing after 32 years. Verm... 2016-12-07 08:02 1KB

China's commodity trading crackdown has long-term consequences: Russell

By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Is there a longer-term cost to be paid by China for its ongoing efforts to curb what the authoritie... 2016-12-07 08:00 5KB

Western Australia mother Tamara Thompson starved her three-month-old baby Destiny to death then wrapped her body up and left it to rot in a cooler bag

A West Australian mother, Tamara Thompson, who starved her three-month-old daughter Destiny to death then allowed her body to decompose in a cooler bag has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. 2016-12-07 08:00 2KB

WATCH: Blues-loving cockatoo is a star

Casper the cockatoo from Zimbabwe may be 20 years old - but he loves nothing better than a good old boogey to the blues. 2016-12-07 08:00 1KB

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

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

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

Emily Ratajkowski trumps Kate Upton at Vince Camuto Holiday Dance Party in LA

The 25-year-old London-born beauty was dressed to impress at the fashion bash as she opted to go braless beneath a perilously plunging black shirt 2016-12-07 07:52 1KB

Paula Lawes puts pooches on vegan diet of fruit and vegetables

Café worker Paula Lawes, 41, from Gosport, Hants, has put her dogs on a vegan diet. They live exclusively on fruit and vegetables - but she claims they have never been healthier. 2016-12-07 07:50 4KB

Survey finds Afghans more pessimistic on security, future

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are increasingly uncertain about their future, less confident in their government and more pessimistic than before on issues such as security, corruption, and rising unemployment, according to a survey released… 2016-12-07 07:47 4KB

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

Chinese ship pulls out of MH370 search, leaving lone ship

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say the sea bed search for the missing Malaysian airliner has been left to a single ship, with a Chinese vessel heading home to Shanghai. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 670Bytes

Magnitude-5.8 quake rattles Trinidad, nearby islands

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — An earthquake rattled Trinidad and Tobago and nearby Caribbean islands on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of any significant damage or injuries. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 683Bytes

UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U. N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 730Bytes

Hungary leaves anti-corruption group that criticized it

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says it is pulling out of an international initiative to promote transparency and fight corruption because of the group's unfair criticism of the country. ... 2016-12-07 07:47 725Bytes

Your 17.4MILLION votes aren't enough: Gina Miller's star QC Lord Pannick claims huge public backing alone is not enough to trigger Brexit

Gina Miller's star QC Lord Pannick, pictured, also dismissed the Prime Minister's showdown Westminster vote tonight saying nothing would be altered 'by a motion' 2016-12-07 07:45 1KB

WATCH: Tears as 3-year-old Everlate Chauke laid to rest

Family, friends, and residents of the Setshwetla informal settlement in Alexandra have said farewell to three-year-old Everlate Chauke, who drowned in the Jukskei River during flooding last month. 2016-12-07 07:44 2KB

Incredible photos of British immigrants from the Caribbean, Asia and Europe

New black and white photos show the many faces of the groups that arrived to fill Britain's labour market after WWII from all over the world - from the Caribbean to India to Somalia. 2016-12-07 07:42 1KB

A life on the Hill: The journey of Sala Udin

The journey of Sala Udin mirrors the experience of many African American Pittsburghers. 2016-12-07 14:09 12KB

France Virgin Mary statue: Court says it must move

The small town of Publier in France's eastern Haute-Savoie region has been ordered to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary from a public park overlooking Lake Geneva. 2016-12-07 07:40 4KB

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

Star Wars fan plucks out Imperial March tune using a coffee stirrer

The footage, which appears to have been filmed in an office in Russia, shows and office worker complete a perfect rendition of the Imperial March using just a coffee stirrer. 2016-12-07 07:37 1KB

Germany sees no clarity on IMF role in Greek bailout before 2017

BERLIN, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will only decide on its participation in the Greek bailout programme once the second review i... 2016-12-07 07:30 1KB

After Jammeh defeat, Gambia's jubilant exiles hope to head home

By Edward McAllister and Emma Farge DAKAR/BANJUL Dec 6 (Reuters) - Fatty Ousman watched all night as the results of Gambia's presidential election last week... 2016-12-07 07:30 3KB

Migrants in Greece Drop Off Grid

European immigration officials say thousands of people who registered at Greek camps are unaccounted for, threatening more EU migrant tensions 2016-12-07 07:26 1KB

Egypt- Between International Stardom and Dignified Survival

Ruth Wasserman Lande 2016-12-07 07:25 9KB

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

State entities' debts push SA to the edge

The more than R450-billion the government has advanced as guarantees for ailing state-owned entities is the biggest credit-ratings risk South Africa faces, lifting the country's debt-to-GDP ratio by nearly 20%. 2016-12-07 07:11 4KB

Trump and the truth need closer relationship

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 -- When a president speaks, it must be believable and correct if it is going to have any clout. Donald Trump's lies will weaken his presidency and our democracy. 2016-12-07 07:11 3KB

Dikadee’s Front Porch is really gone now

Though the restaurant is long gone the green-roofed building on East Independence will always be Dikadee’s Front Porch to me. Their menu reminded me of the old White Horse*offerings: stuffed baked potatoes, salads, sandwiches and quiches. But bulldozers are making a meal of... 2016-12-07 07:10 4KB

Texas energy overseer drafts five-year plan

The newly-minted head of a Texas oil and gas commission said her focus over the next five years was to lower the economic burden for the industry. 2016-12-07 07:06 2KB

Church helps Atlanta's working poor give Christmas to their children

Inside Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Christmas Kindness is transforming the holiday for Atlanta’s working poor. 2016-12-07 07:04 1KB

Wildebeest nudges dying friend back to feet with its horns in South Africa

A wildebeest has shown the power of friendship after resurrecting his dying friend from the side of the road. In a video, filmed in South Africa, the animal is seen repeatedly trying to save his friend. 2016-12-07 07:03 2KB

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

Mammoth US health bill aims to approve drugs faster, but concerns linger

As the 21st Century Cures Act heads to a Senate vote, critics argue it is part of a ‘deregulatory agenda’ that dilutes standards 2016-12-07 07:00 6KB

What It Was Like For A Muslim Reporter Covering Donald Trump In The 2016 Presidential Election

NPR's Asma Khalid reflects on a year covering politics at a moment when being Muslim was seen as political problem for some. 2016-12-07 07:00 16KB

A top Danish chef plans to open a $600-per-diner pop-up in Mexico, and it’s already fully booked

On his travels through Mexico, chef Rene Redzepi recently tasted a large, white variety of butterfly larva that reminded him of a sunchoke caramelized for hours in the oven. 2016-12-07 07:00 7KB

1MILLION people to attend Quinceañera after father posts invitation on Facebook

Rubi Ibarra García's quinceañera evite has more than one million RSVPs. The video of her father extending an invitation to the party captivated people on Twitter and Facebook. 2016-12-07 06:59 2KB

10 Principles Of Strong Organisational Governance

Strong corporate governance is important for a business and with these tips you will see what you need to do to ensure it works well for your business. Avoiding Initial Mistakes Every successful organisation needs an overarching mission and vision. This should be considered carefully before the first... 2016-12-07 06:58 3KB

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

How planes get their names

To mark National Aviation Day on August 19, we look at how airlines choose the names for their planes 2016-12-07 06:55 4KB

YouTuber MamaGarciaVlog's videos of her breastfeeding FOUR-YEAR-OLD son cause a storm

Ana Garcia, 37, who lived in Coventry before moving to Spain, hopes to normalise the practice of breastfeeding children in public by posting videos of her nursing her four-and-a-half-year-old son. 2016-12-07 06:52 4KB

Half of southern Italians at risk of poverty — RT Business

One in four Italians is at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a new report from national statistics agency Istat has found. According to the estimates, almost 17.5 million people in the country live in poverty. 2016-12-07 06:49 2KB

Ghana Elections 2016: Using tech to monitor MPs pledges

Ghana's youth population is exploding and the upcoming elections coupled with new faster, cheaper digital technology, provide a window of opportunity for change. 2016-12-07 06:49 6KB

Selection Advice for Healthiest Dog Food

This article is related to basic information and advice on selecting the Healthiest dog food for your best friend. We genuinely hope the following will be a great help for you to choose the right dog food for your dog. As a dog owner, you should always... 2016-12-07 06:48 3KB

The woman documenting the "Humans of Damascus"

In Syria, a war is flattening eastern Aleppo. There are destroyed minarets, a burnt down 14th century souq, a number of perished neighborhoods and thousands of casualties. 2016-12-07 06:47 4KB

Sitka hydroelectric plant down for repairs; city on diesel

The city of Sitka has been using diesel generators to fulfill resident’s increasing power demands as a hydroelectric plant remains shut down for repairs. 2016-12-07 06:47 1KB

Students, researchers to visit S. Illinois for solar eclipse

Students and researchers from Louisiana State University will travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for next year’s total solar eclipse. 2016-12-07 06:45 1KB

A tax cut in exchange for more federal debt? Some taxpayers consider the tradeoff.

It is a good bet that Congress will cut taxes next year. A small, informal survey of a few taxpayers offers insight on how it would affect some Americans. 2016-12-07 06:44 5KB

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

Obama's UN envoy refers to Armenian genocide

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Has the Obama administration quietly recognized the World War I-era killing of Armenians as genocide? The term has long been taboo for U 2016-12-07 06:42 4KB

Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

With record-breaking hot weather tipped to become the new "normal" in Australian, the world's fourth-largest wine exporter by value, the government and grape-growers are trialling ways to mitigate against the challenges. A voiced AFPTV report Video provided by AFP 2016-12-07 06:41 1KB

Group eases foster care transition with a taste of home

A Sense of Home helps former foster children establish and furnish homes where they feel they belong after aging out of foster care 2016-12-07 06:37 5KB

Malawi churches march against homosexuality, abortion

Malawian churches have reportedly held a march against alleged plans by government to legalise homosexuality and abortion in the country. 2016-12-07 06:34 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

Japan’s Shinya Tsukamoto on ‘Silence,’ Scorsese, His Own Film Creed

MARRAKECH, Morocco — 56-year old Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto has directed several landmark films in the fantastic film genre, including the “Tetsuo” trilogy: “Bullet Ballet,” “A Snake… 2016-12-07 06:32 8KB

Safari Doctors brings health care to rural Kenya

Safari Doctors provides free basic medical services to people in an area threatened by Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab. 2016-12-07 06:31 4KB

Indian tribe in northern Indiana to announce casino plans

An Indian tribe in northern Indiana that recently celebrated becoming the first tribe in the state to have land returned to it from the federal government is ready to announce its plans to build a casino in South Bend. 2016-12-07 06:30 1KB

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

Knorr-Bremse seals victory in Haldex takeover battle

FRANKFURT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - German car parts maker Knorr-Bremse sealed its victory in the battle for Sweden's Haldex by snaring 86.1 percent of the brake sy... 2016-12-07 06:29 2KB

Detroit Symphony planning 2017 Asian tour, 1st trek to China

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra plans its first concert in Japan in nearly two decades, and the ensemble’s inaugural trek to China. 2016-12-07 06:22 1KB

Pilot program for most-troubled foster kids unveiled

Texas' most emotionally troubled foster-care children would be moved from treatment centers and hospitals and placed in less-restrictive s