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  • James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer news

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

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:40:58 -0500
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud' news

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

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:38:53 -0500
  • Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs news

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump about migration and job creation.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:23:24 -0500
  • Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees news

    Officials said the gunman was known to security services, and the local prefecture said he was on an intelligence services watchlist.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:55:00 -0500
  • Google CEO Argues for Company's China Return in Congress news

    Pichai has been under pressure from politicians, activists and staff to stop building a censored search engine for China. Late on Monday, a coalition of human rights groups asked Google to commit to not working with the Chinese government on censorship and surveillance.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:00:50 -0500
  • US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan news

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

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:59:21 -0500
  • Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s Sprawling Hancock Park Home Officially Hit the Market at $13.795 Million news

    The couple purchased the estate, featured in AD, from Friends creator Marta Kauffman in 2016

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:47:34 -0500
  • Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion news

    Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday. The Camp Fire, which erupted on Nov. 8 and quickly incinerated most of the Sierra foothills town of Paradise, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, has accounted for the bulk of the claims, just over $7 billion of the total.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:39:34 -0500
  • Khashoggi, other persecuted journalists named Time 'Person of the Year' news

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country's Istanbul consulate, was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" Tuesday, an honor he shared with other persecuted journalists dubbed as "guardians" of the truth. Among those named with Khashoggi were Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo -- currently imprisoned in Myanmar -- and the staff of the Capital Gazette in the US city of Annapolis, including five members killed in a June shooting. US President Donald Trump, the 2016 "Person of the Year," was the bookmakers' favorite this year but in the end was runner-up.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:33:29 -0500
  • Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer Testifies news

    A Florida man testified this week about fatally shooting his best friend ― who

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:52:46 -0500
  • President Trump meets with Pelosi, Schumer news

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

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:38:19 -0500
  • Cohen takeaways: As Trump's former lawyer heads to prison, political and legal implications grow for White House

    Michael Cohen's 3-year prison sentence and the detailed description of his crimes will be difficult for the Trump White House to dismiss.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:05:36 -0500
  • Detailed Photos of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L

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    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:34:00 -0500
  • FBI investigating alleged neo-Nazi white supremacist attack on black DJ news

    The FBI is joining a hate crimes investigation into an attack on a black DJ, allegedly carried out by self-confessed members of a neo-Nazi skinhead group. Eight individuals have been arrested as part of the investigation launched by the Snohomish County Sheriff's office in Washington state, and the FBI. Among those arrested was Travis Condor, a former soldier from Pittsburgh who in 2010 was sentenced to 90 days in jail for beating a homeless man with a baseball bat in Cincinnati.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:25:00 -0500
  • Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activist news

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin officials and Russia's opposition on Tuesday gathered to pay tribute to Russia's most prominent human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died at age 91.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:26:07 -0500
  • Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid news

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

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:38:10 -0500
  • Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

    Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. "The government has raised its security threat to the highest level and is bolstering border controls," Castaner told a late-night news conference. "We will also reinforce security at all Christmas markets to prevent copycat attacks." With France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:20:15 -0500
  • Indian girl seeks father's arrest over broken promise to build lavatory news

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

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:15:39 -0500
  • Pope removes two cardinals linked to sex abuse allegations from his inner circle news

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

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:15:01 -0500
  • Sanctions Will Harm Only the Iranian Regime, Not the Iranian People news

    That is why Washington must maintain them.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:41:00 -0500
  • Senate Votes Thursday on Yemen Measure Aimed at Punishing Saudis news

    54, proposed as a punishment for the killing of dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi, would aim to end U.S. assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. President Donald Trump has sought to play down Saudi Arabia’s responsibility for the killing and dismembering of Khashoggi, instead choosing to emphasize the importance of the two countries’ alliance.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:18:58 -0500
  • Two nuns accused of stealing thousands of dollars, gambling in Las Vegas news

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said two nuns allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a Catholic school to fund trips to Las Vegas.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:51:08 -0500
  • Texas executes killer over 1993 attack on newlyweds news

    The southern US state of Texas on executed a convicted killer and rapist Tuesday over a 1993 attack on a newlywed couple. Alvin Braziel, 43, died by lethal injection at the Texas state prison in Huntsville. The couple were walking on a trail in the Dallas suburbs when Braziel, aged 18 at the time, attempted to rob them at gunpoint.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:34:03 -0500
  • 10 Great Books for Car- and Travel-Obsessed Readers

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    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:15:00 -0500
  • Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter news

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:10:49 -0500
  • Lebanon's Aoun says Israeli anti-tunnel action no risk to peace news

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel's military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were dug into its territory by Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel says Hezbollah, Lebanon's most powerful armed group, dug the tunnels with the aim of launching attacks into Israel with backing from its regional sponsor Iran. Hezbollah has yet to comment.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:09:54 -0500
  • India's Modi suffers biggest state election loss, boosting opposition news

    The results in the heartland rural states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh could force the federal government run by Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to raise spending in the countryside, where more than two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live. Political analysts said the BJP's defeat would underscore rural dismay with the government and could help unite the opposition led by the Congress party. Modi is personally popular but has been criticized for failing to deliver jobs for young people and better conditions for farmers.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:46:30 -0500
  • Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction news

    HOUSTON (AP) — A wealthy Brazilian couple were sentenced Wednesday to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:52:00 -0500
  • Sports world must join climate change crusade, says IOC news

    The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. "Addressing climate change is everyone's responsibility, and the IOC treats it very seriously," said IOC President Thomas Bach. "With its global reach, universal appeal and the power to inspire and influence millions of people around the globe, sport is uniquely placed to drive global climate action and encourage crowds to join in," Prince Albert said at the event.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:45:05 -0500
  • Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive to help secure China trade deal news

    Donald Trump has vowed to intervene in the case of a Huawei executive facing fraud charges in the US if it would help to secure a trade deal with China. The American president said he would step in “if I think it’s good for the country”, after Meng Wanzhou’s arrest sparked fury in Beijing. Ms Meng, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant, was bailed by a Canadian court on Tuesday but could still be extradited to the US on fraud charges.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:38:35 -0500
  • May Wins Confidence Vote, Now What?: Balance of Power Extra news

    Theresa May has won the battle. The British prime minister tonight survived an attempted ousting by lawmakers in her Conservative Party. Winning a confidence vote 200 to 117 gives her some breathing space after months of speculation about her leadership.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:13:04 -0500
  • Charges dropped against mother after police rip 1-year-old son from her arms in video news

    Jazmine Headley remained incarcerated as of Tuesday morning, four days after New York City police yanked her infant son from her arms in Brooklyn.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:03:50 -0500
  • Feds Flip Russian Spy! news

    Maria Butina will admit to being a Russian spy in exchange for leniency. Prosecutors say she infiltrated prominent conservative groups, including the National Rifle Association.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:32:11 -0500
  • Jailed former Venezuela oil minister dies in state custody news

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nelson Martinez, the jailed former head of Venezuela's state-run oil giant PDVSA who was arrested last year as part of anti-corruption purge, died in state custody Wednesday, authorities said.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:10:06 -0500
  • UN reports more suspected Iranian missiles found in Yemen news

    More suspected Iranian-made weapons have been found in Yemen, the UN says in a report that will be discussed Wednesday by the Security Council. The Gulf monarchies and United States accuse Iran of supporting Huthi rebels in Yemen -- and see this as justification for the military campaign they have been waging in Yemen since 2015. Iran supports the rebels politically but denies supplying them with arms.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:44:50 -0500
  • U.N. proposes Yemen's warring parties pull out of key port: sources news

    It was not clear if the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government would accept the proposal made at peace talks in Sweden that aim to avert a full-scale assault on Hodeidah, now a focus of the nearly four-year-old war. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will attend the closing of the talks on Thursday to meet with both delegations and support his Yemen special envoy's efforts, a U.N. spokesman said. After the two sides agreed to exchange around 15,000 prisoners, the consultations revolve around thornier issues such as the status of Hodeidah and the reopening of Sanaa airport.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:49:40 -0500
  • Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case news

    Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the ex-fraternity president's accuser and saying she gave "inconsistent" statements to the prosecution. Attorneys Mark Daniel and Tim Moore said that a statement in a Waco, Texas, court Monday by the woman who accused Jacob Walter Anderson was "riddled with distortions and misrepresentations." They said Anderson and the woman were seen by many people "kissing passionately" at a fraternity party where she says the assault occurred. Anderson's attorneys had declined comment when Judge Ralph Strother accepted a plea agreement Monday allowing Anderson to avoid jail or be listed as a sex offender.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:14:36 -0500
  • The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, and it'll be a special one news

    Get ready for what might be the best meteor shower of 2018.  The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks late at night on Thursday into the wee hours of the morning Friday, could bring more than 100 meteors per hour to light pollution-free skies in dark areas around the world, according to NASA. That's a whole bunch of meteors. "If you can see the familiar winter constellations Orion and Gemini in the sky, you'll see some Geminids," NASA explained in a skywatching video. "Expect to see up to 120 meteors per hour from a dark sky location, but only after the first quarter moon sets around midnight your local time. From the Southern Hemisphere, observers should see fewer but still plenty of medium-speed meteors once Gemini rises above the horizon after midnight local time." Perhaps the best thing about a meteor shower is you don't need any special gear to see it. All you need to do is bundle up and head out to a dark area with little cloud cover and an unobstructed view of the sky to see the shooting stars.  Even if you're in a light-polluted part of the world, you still might be able to see at least a handful of meteors per hour. If you can't leave a city, try to find a dark park or a somewhere with as little artificial light as possible and get comfortable. Patience is your best friend when watching a meteor shower.  Grab a warm jacket or blanket and plan to camp out for quite a few hours to see as many meteors as you can. And remember, it takes about 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark.  The Geminid meteor shower comes along once per year when the Earth passes through the trail of debris left behind by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, making it somewhat unique.  Usually, meteor showers are sparked by comets, which slough off a fair bit of debris during their trips around the sun.  SEE ALSO: Unique gifts for your friend that's obsessed with skywatching Scientists think that 3200 Phaethon — which orbits the sun every 1.4 Earth years — could be a "dead comet," according to NASA, meaning it doesn't develop a comet's distinctive tail when it gets close to the sun and looks somewhat like an asteroid.  That said, the object has a strange, elliptical orbit which suggests a cometary origin, NASA added. "Due to its close approach to the sun, Phaethon is named after the character of Greek myth who drove the sun-god Helios' chariot," NASA said.  "Phaethon is a small asteroid — its diameter measures only 3.17 miles (5.10 kilometers) across. It was astronomer Fred Whipple who realized that Phaethon is the source for the Geminid meteors." WATCH: Finding alien life won't cause chaos and panic, according to scientists

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:08:16 -0500
  • Trump meeting with Pelosi and Schumer descends into chaos as president threatens to shut government over border news

    An Oval Office meeting between Donald Trump and senior Democrats rapidly escalated into anger and disagreement after the president threatened to shut the government if he did not receive funding for a border wall. In dramatic scenes that may have been partly staged to appeal to their respective supporters, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer repeatedly clashed with Mr Trump over his insistence that border security could only be guaranteed by building such a wall. “I will be the one to shut [the government] down,” said Mr Trump, as vice president Mike Pence sat in silence and watched the encounter.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:24:00 -0500
  • Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei exec news

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Canada should distance itself from U.S. "hegemonism" and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of China's Huawei detained in Vancouver on Washington's request, state-owned tabloid Global Times said in a Thursday editorial. Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, has been accused by U.S. prosecutors of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating sanctions. The United States needs to make a formal extradition request within 60 days of her arrest, which a Canadian judge will weigh to determine whether the case against Meng is strong enough.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:58:02 -0500
  • Texas to execute killer over 1993 attack on newlyweds news

    The southern US state of Texas was on Tuesday scheduled to execute a convicted killer and rapist over a 1993 attack on a newlywed couple. Alvin Braziel, 43, was set to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the Texas state prison in Huntsville. The couple were walking on a trail in the Dallas suburbs when Braziel, aged 18 at the time, attempted to rob them at gunpoint.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:17:10 -0500
  • The Last Days of a Central Banker Under Fire in Modi's India news

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel announced his resignation on Dec. 10, citing personal reasons. The surprise departure by Patel, who still had 9 months left in his three-year term, startled colleagues inside the central bank’s 25-floor headquarters on Mint Street in south Mumbai. Patel’s unceremonious exit marked the culmination of a power struggle that had been raging behind the scenes for more than a year.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0500
  • Holiday tipping: Here's who you should include and how much you should give them news

    How much should you tip your doorman, hairstylist and babysitter this holiday season? Here's a tipping guide.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:01:08 -0500
  • Stacey Abrams Says She’ll Run Again After Losing Fierce Battle For Georgia Governor news

    Stacey Abrams is not done yet.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:53:56 -0500
  • 4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:54:34 -0500
  • Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail news

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:18:54 -0500
  • Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war news

    Eleven of Trump's fellow Republicans voted with Democrats to provide the 60 votes needed to advance the war powers resolution in the Republican-led chamber, paving the way for debate and a vote on U.S. involvement in a conflict that has created one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters. The vote was largely symbolic because the House of Representatives is not expected to take the matter up this year. Trump has threatened a veto.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:12:56 -0500
  • Introducing the 2019 AD100

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    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:30:00 -0500
  • Opposition UK lawmakers call for second Brexit referendum preparations news

    Less than four months until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, Brexit was plunged into chaos on Monday when May accepted that British lawmakers would not accept her deal and withdrew a key vote on it. The ultimate outcome of Brexit is now uncertain. "The UK is in the middle of a constitutional crisis, which is unparalleled in modern history," said Ian Blackford, the leader of the Scottish National Party in Westminster.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:16:57 -0500
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