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  • 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
  • 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
  • Turkey to launch operation against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria 'in a few days' news

    Ankara and Washington have long been at odds over Syria, where the United States has backed the YPG Kurdish militia in the fight against Islamic State insurgents. Turkey says the YPG is a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against the state in southeastern Turkey for 34 years. Turkey has already intervened to sweep YPG fighters from territory west of the Euphrates in military campaigns over the past two years, but up until now, it had not gone east of the river - partly to avoid direct confrontation with U.S. forces.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:51:32 -0500
  • Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team news

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

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:17:42 -0500
  • Where are Trump's '10 terrorists' who were busted at the border? news

    "We caught 10 terrorists over the last very short period of time."

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:47:09 -0500
  • The Latest: Insurance claims at $9 billion from fires news

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires all times local):

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:39:19 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Former Frat President Accused Of Drugging And Raping Woman Fined $400 And Set Free news

    A former fraternity president at Baylor University walked away with a fine and

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:46:37 -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
  • Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019 news

    The airline is ditching boarding zones for groups based on ticket type. Some travelers will board later than they do now.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:04:28 -0500
  • Trump 'storms out and throws briefing papers across floor' after extraordinary televised row with Pelosi and Schumer news

    A frustrated Donald Trump reportedly threw briefing papers across the White House floor following his chaotic televised meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Ms Pelosi and Mr Schumer were widely considered to have bested Mr Trump after the 72-year-old was goaded into admitting he would be “proud” to partially shut down the government if congress refuses to approve $5bn in border wall funding. Following the dispute, Mr Trump “stormed out” of the Oval Office, and, holding a folder of briefing papers, “scattered them out of frustration – threw them across the room”, according to the LA Times’ White House reporter Eli Stokols.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:08:54 -0500
  • Washington says observation posts in place on Syria-Turkey border news

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday that American observation posts in northern Syria, meant to prevent altercations between the Turkish army and US-supported Kurdish militia, have been erected, despite Ankara's request to scrap the move. US support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has strained relations with Turkey, which fears the emergence of an autonomous Kurdish region on its southern border. "At the direction of Secretary (James) Mattis, the US established observation posts in the northeast Syria border region to address the security concerns of our NATO ally Turkey," Department of Defense spokesman Rob Manning said.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:06:39 -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
  • 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
  • Exclusive: Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate news

    Trump refused to comment on whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the murder, but he provided perhaps his most explicit show of support for the prince since Khashoggi's death more than two months ago. Asked by Reuters if standing by the kingdom meant standing by the prince, known as MbS, Trump responded: "Well, at this moment, it certainly does." Some members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are agitating to prevent MbS from becoming king, sources close to the royal court have told Reuters, and believe that the United States and Trump could play a determining role.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:57:35 -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
  • Verizon takes billions in charges for Oath, voluntary buyouts

    Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.48 billion in 2017 and AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015. In the third quarter, Oath's revenue fell 7 percent to $1.8 billion, putting it far off from its goal of $10 billion in revenue by 2020, which Verizon said it did not expect Oath to achieve. Verizon said in September that Tim Armstrong, Oath chief executive and architect of the group, would step down and appointed Guru Gowrappan as his replacement.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:51:30 -0500
  • China detains second Canadian in fallout from Dec. 1 arrest of tech executive Meng Wanzhou news

    The Chinese government confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor was under investigation by the Dandong Bureau of Chinese State Security for "suspicion of jeopardizing China's national security," Chinese newspaper Global Times reported.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:49:15 -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
  • Introducing the 2019 AD100

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    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:30:00 -0500
  • 'The Guardians' For Truth Named Time Magazine's 2018 Person Of The Year news

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

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:51:06 -0500
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Krispy Kreme celebrates 'Day of Dozens' Wednesday with sweet $1 deal news

    Take advantage of Krispy Kreme's "Day of the Dozens" deal Wednesday to be the office champion. Get a dozen doughnuts for $1 with purchase of a dozen.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:43:00 -0500
  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian after suspected car ramming news

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank after he attempted to ram his car into them, Israeli police said Tuesday.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:27:31 -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 claims he’s ‘not concerned’ about impeachment because there would be a ‘revolt’ news

    Donald Trump has insisted he is “not concerned” about the threat of impeachment because “the people would revolt if that happened”. The president, who has been implicated in campaign finance violations admitted by his former personal lawyer, claimed it would be “hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong”. Federal prosecutors said last week that Mr Trump had directed Michael Cohen to make six-figure payments to two women to stop them speaking about alleged affairs with the Republican candidate ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:01:00 -0500
  • US presses Cuba with prisoner list news

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pressed Cuba in an open letter to explain the detention of eight people who Washington says are political prisoners, saying that Havana has ignored diplomatic efforts to seek answers. In a letter released Tuesday by the State Department, Pompeo asked Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez to provide a "substantive explanation" on the detention of eight listed prisoners.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:59:24 -0500
  • Is China's AIIB Developing Asia, Or Just Propping Up China's State-Owned Banks with Extra Cash? news

    The AIIB was supposed to lend $30 to $40 billion in its first three years. It has disbursed just $1 billion. Something doesn't add up.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:15:00 -0500
  • Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault news

    Alvin Braziel, 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CST (0000 GMT), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:24:23 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey news

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump made history Wednesday by flying in a V-22 Osprey aircraft and onto the deck of an aircraft carrier.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:24:11 -0500
  • Greedy Liar or Flawed Family Man? Cohen Fate Rests on Answer news

    Cohen confessed nine crimes this year after federal prosecutors said that he had concealed income and evaded taxes, orchestrated a scheme to violate campaign finance laws at the height of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and lied to banks and Congress. Hours before the sentencing began, media trucks lined the street outside the lower Manhattan courthouse, and Michael Avenatti, the Trump agitator and lawyer for one of two women who Cohen helped pay off in the run-up to the election, appeared in court to watch the proceeding.

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:59:40 -0500
  • Egypt curbs sale of yellow vests: traders news

    Egyptian authorities have unofficially restricted the sale of "yellow vest", traders in Cairo told AFP Tuesday, signalling fears of possible protests inspired by those in France. The move comes ahead of the eighth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Egypt's longtime president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 and left the country in political and economic turmoil. "We received instructions from the police around a week ago to sell yellow vests to companies only, and not to individuals," one importer said.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:52:40 -0500
  • Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS news

    The recently discontinued MK3 Ford Focus RS is destined to become a future classic, but should you buy an Escort RS Cosworth instead? We find out...

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:04:11 -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
  • 10 interesting facts about Christmas trees news

    With the Christmas tree’s lengthy history comes a number of fascinating facts about this popular holiday staple.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:40:12 -0500
  • Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's Huawei news

    A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail on Tuesday while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the U.S.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:43:09 -0500
  • 10 Great Books for Car- and Travel-Obsessed Readers

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    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:15:00 -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
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