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French Police Fire Tear Gas As Yellow-Vested Protesters Swarm Paris
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:56:05 -0500

French Police Fire Tear Gas As Yellow-Vested Protesters Swarm ParisPARIS (AP) -- French riot police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on


Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight Committee
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:48:45 -0500

Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight CommitteeJames Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump last year,


PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:31:46 -0500

PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern IrelandThese haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs.


Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:56:53 -0500

Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court SaysCyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting


Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:21:46 -0500

Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quakeANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday.


Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:01:23 -0500

Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officialsA Palestinian opened fire on Sunday at a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, wounding six of them, Israeli officials said. One woman was in critical condition, medical officials said. "Shots were fired from a passing Palestinian vehicle towards Israeli civilians who were standing at the bus station," the Israeli army said.


Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:22:58 -0500

Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.SMissing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States. On Saturday, the returned pieces went on display alongside the nearly 2,000-year-old mosaic of the girl, whose piercing gaze and dishevelled hair have become a symbol of Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish archaeologists discovered the mosaic 20 years ago during an excavation of the old city of Zeugma, founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals, near the modern city of Gaziantep.


Meng Wanzhou: US ambassador told to 'immediately correct' arrest of Huawei CFO as diplomatic row deepens
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:39:00 -0500

Meng Wanzhou: US ambassador told to 'immediately correct' arrest of Huawei CFO as diplomatic row deepensChina has summoned the US ambassador to Beijing to demand Washington cancel an arrest warrant for a senior executive of telecoms giant Huawei. The arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on 1 December has threatened to reignite a trade war between the two powers. Officials reportedly told Ambassador Terry Branstad the detention was “extremely egregious” and said the US must “immediately correct its wrong actions”.


Chrissy Teigen Sets Off Twitter Uproar Over Gummy Bears
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 02:33:51 -0500

Chrissy Teigen Sets Off Twitter Uproar Over Gummy BearsChrissy Teigen had Twitter users in turmoil Friday when she boldly said that


69 Healthy Breakfasts To Start Your Morning Off Right
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:58:00 -0500

69 Healthy Breakfasts To Start Your Morning Off Right


PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in Paris
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:31:52 -0500

PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in ParisAnti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalizing shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority.


Comey Rips Panels For Grilling Him On 'Whole Lotta' Clinton Emails, 'For Heaven's Sakes'
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:53:04 -0500

Comey Rips Panels For Grilling Him On 'Whole Lotta' Clinton Emails, 'For Heaven's Sakes'Former FBI Director James Comey complained Friday that members of the House


Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:05:01 -0500

Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'Allegations that President Donald Trump directed his former personal attorney


Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:40:38 -0500

Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder convictionCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community.


Social Security notices showing cost-of-living increases available online for retirees
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:50:17 -0500

Social Security notices showing cost-of-living increases available online for retireesThe Social Security Administration this week released its cost-of-living adjustment notices online. Paper notices are also being mailed to retirees.


Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:34:07 -0500

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPONEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley. The ride-hailing company filed the confidential paperwork on Thursday, one of the sources said, in lock-step with its smaller U.S. rival, Lyft Inc, which also announced on Thursday it had filed for an IPO. The simultaneous filings extend the protracted battle between Uber and Lyft, which as fierce rivals have often rolled out identical services and matched each other's prices.


Yellow vests protests are 'a catastrophe for our economy' warns French finance minister
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:02:50 -0500

Yellow vests protests are 'a catastrophe for our economy' warns French finance ministerThe French finance minister warned that France’s worst street protests in decades were “an economic disaster” as burned out cars and debris were cleared from the streets of Paris and other cities on Sunday. “It’s a catastrophe for trade. It’s a catastrophe for our economy,” said Bruno Le Maire, a conservative serving under Emmanuel Macron, the embattled centrist president who came to power last year promising to modernise France with sweeping pro-business reforms. Mr Le Maire promised that the state and insurance companies would foot the repair bill. Tax payments due at the end of the year will be postponed for retailers whose shops were ransacked only two weeks before Christmas, he said. Dozens of cars were torched in Paris on Saturday as protesters roared “Macron resign”. Clashes also broke out in Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse during the fourth consecutive weekend of protests. Tourism has suffered a blow, with Paris hotel bookings over Christmas and New Year, normally a busy period, down by at least 20 per cent.  Yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris, in pictures Emmanuel Grégoire, deputy mayor of Paris, said the damage to property was worse than in the previous weekend’s riots. “The protests spread over a much larger area, so many more places were hit,” he said.  But there was less violence thanks to an increase in police numbers and more efficient tactics. Officers swiftly detained hooligans, arresting more than 1,700, a record for a single day in post-war France. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister, rebuked Donald Trump for a provocative tweet in which he appeared to back the protesters and claimed they were chanting his name on the streets of Paris. Telegraph reporters, placed across the city, heard no such chants. “We do not take part in domestic American politics and we want that to be reciprocated,” Mr Le Drian said.  Thousands of protesters continued blockading petrol stations and barricaded roads across the country on Sunday. Thomas Lebrun, a 62-year-old pensioner demonstrating near Vierzon, in central France, said: “We won’t stop until our demands are met. We want action not words.” The increasingly unpopular president is expected to make a televised address to the nation on Monday or Tuesday. Under fire for remaining silent for the past week, Mr Macron’s approval ratings have plunged to record lows of below 20 per cent. With critics accusing him of being arrogant and remote, he faces an enormous challenge in trying to win back public support amid the most serious unrest since students and workers rioted in May 1968.  He has already scrapped increases in “green” taxes on fuel, but the protesters want further concessions such as tax cuts for people on low incomes and tax increases for businesses.  Such measures would mark a humiliating U-turn for the president, who has been trying to attract foreign investors and entice banks and finance companies to relocate from London to Paris by offering tax breaks. Benjamin Griveaux, the government spokesman, warned: “All the problems of the ‘yellow vests’ can’t be settled by waving a magic wand.” But he added that Mr Macron would make “important announcements”. According to French media, he may raise the minimum wage and pensions, and  introduce a tax-free bonus for workers on low incomes.   The “yellow-vest” movement, which takes its name from the high-visibility jackets worn by demonstrators, began as a  protest against fuel tax increases four weeks ago. It has since widened to encompass a range of demands such as 40-per-cent increases in the minimum wage and benefits, and the re-introduction of a wealth tax on high earners, scrapped by Mr Macron as part of a drive to promote investment. French intelligence is investigating claims that the movement, which began on social media, spread with the help of Russian trolls. Hundreds of social media accounts linked to Russia allegedly played a role in spreading disinformation, but officials said no evidence of Russian state involvement had been uncovered so far.


Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:04:57 -0500

Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. BushNavy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.


UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:11:04 -0500

UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill himLONDON (AP) — A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.


The rise of anti-Semitism
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:27:34 -0500

The rise of anti-SemitismAs the faithful celebrate the festival of Hanukkah, hate incidents targeting Jews - involving vandalism, incitements to violence, mass shootings and online attacks - have increased dramatically. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with The New York Times' Jonathan Weisman, whose experience being trolled by anti-Semitic hatemongers online inspired his book, "(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump." Braver also talks with historian Deborah Lipstadt, and with Rabbi Jeffrey Meyers, who witnessed 11 congregants being gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh earlier this year.


More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional Race
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:27:07 -0500

More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional RaceST. PAULS, N.C. -- The day after their absentee ballot arrived in the mail in


President 'Individual-1' Trump Hasn't A Clue, But Twitter Wits Aim to School Him
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:14:35 -0500

President 'Individual-1' Trump Hasn't A Clue, But Twitter Wits Aim to School HimPresident Donald Trump apparently doesn't have an inkling that he is


New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 04:58:48 -0500

New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murderedWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Saturday that they believe a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning.


Instant Pots are somehow down to $45 today on Amazon
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:27:09 -0500

Instant Pots are somehow down to $45 today on AmazonThe hottest gift of the holiday season just got even hotter as one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookers on the planet drops down to its lowest price ever. The DUO60 and DUO80 have both been on sale off and on since Black Friday. In fact, the more popular Instant Pot DUO60 model is still on sale right now at a healthy $30 discount. But today our attention turns to the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. Perfect for sides or for entrees for families of two or three people, this model does everything the larger versions can do but it's more compact. It's also somehow on sale today for just $44.96, and there's no way this deal is going to last very long. Here are some highlights from the product page: * All the features of the Instant Pot duo, the bestselling electric pressure cooker in North America now available in a 3 Qt compact format * The perfect companion to your existing Instant Pot, use it for side dishes, vegetables or other accompaniments such as rice * Generous capacity, great for smaller families or where space is at a premium. In a dorm, RV or boat? the Instant Pot duo mini Emits no steam, heat or cooking smells * Features fully automatic pressure cook programs, 3 slow cook heat settings, saute, rice cooking, steamer, yogurt making, delay start and auto keep Warm * 700W power to enable it to reach pressure quickly. All Stainless Steel internal components including lid and inner cooking pot. Lid and cooking pot dishwasher safe * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz * Included Components: Electric Pressure Cooker


Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon border
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:23:38 -0500

Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon borderIsraeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown on cross-border tunnels into its territory. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency, however, said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the "Blue Line". Israel said the suspects approached an area on the Israeli side of the border where its forces were carrying out an operation to shut down tunnels that were dug across the border by Hezbollah.


Porsche CEO Confirms Plan for $6.8 Billion Profit Boost by 2025
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 05:23:07 -0500

Porsche CEO Confirms Plan for $6.8 Billion Profit Boost by 2025“On the cost side, it’s about reducing complexity in drive variants, more common parts between the different series, less physical prototypes and more digital development," he said. Blume said Porsche’s 32,000 employees would remain unaffected by the plans, and that the company plans to hire 1,500 more staff for its electric-powered Taycan model. Last month, Bloomberg reported the profit goal, saying the carmaker aims to increase earnings before interest and taxes by about 750 million euros annually through 2025 by increasing efficiencies, cutting costs and boosting contributions from new business such as digital offerings.


Retirement planning: Improving 401(k) plans for workers who invest
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:01:08 -0500

Retirement planning: Improving 401(k) plans for workers who investWorkplace 401(k) plans have hold more than $5 trillion and have emerged as financial keystones for millions of people. But they aren't perfect.


Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:41:39 -0500

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."


Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighter Has a New Feature (And It Might Be a Total Waste of Time)
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:48:00 -0500

Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighter Has a New Feature (And It Might Be a Total Waste of Time)We take a look. 


If Kevin Hart Were Really Sorry, He’d Prove It.
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:09:55 -0500

If Kevin Hart Were Really Sorry, He’d Prove It.Apparently, being Kevin Hart means never having to say you're sorry.


Donald Trump Goes On All-Caps Twitter Rant About 'NO COLLUSION'
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:14:21 -0500

Donald Trump Goes On All-Caps Twitter Rant About 'NO COLLUSION'President Donald Trump went on an almost all-caps Twitter tear Saturday


Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:12:04 -0500

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuseOSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.


Pasta Dinners by the Numbers
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:02:13 -0500

Pasta Dinners by the NumbersA healthy pasta dinner isn't an oxymoron. A plate of pasta can be a good-for-you option; it all depends on what you top it with. Here’s how the nutrition profile of a cup of spaghetti and one-hal...


Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:11:42 -0500

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain them. "I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected ... you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism," Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a "tinderbox".


Fake and Bad News Is Depressing Market, JPM’s Kolanovic Says
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:36:42 -0500

Fake and Bad News Is Depressing Market, JPM’s Kolanovic SaysIn the past three weeks, U.S. stocks have lurched between between gains and losses of at least 3 percent, volatility not seen such the global financial crisis a decade ago. “To some extent, we trace the disconnect between negative sentiment and macroeconomic reality to the reinforcing feedback loop of real and fake negative news,” the strategists wrote.


These are the 5 best holiday deals of the weekend
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:54:40 -0500

These are the 5 best holiday deals of the weekendYou've still got time to get your holiday gifts, and you can still find loads of sales.


At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:50:14 -0500

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns.


Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 04:19:53 -0500

Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RSThe 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...


China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon - Xinhua
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 02:07:29 -0500

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon - XinhuaChina on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe, the Chang'e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon, according to Xinhua. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the Moon, but none has landed on it.


Trump Scorched Over Tweet Bashing Obama For Burning Through 'Chief Of Staffs'
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:57:34 -0500

Trump Scorched Over Tweet Bashing Obama For Burning Through 'Chief Of Staffs'Twitter followers piled on President Donald Trump after unearthing his 2012


Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 03:53:09 -0500

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worldsVIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place.


What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal?
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 01:51:05 -0500

What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal?Prime Minister Theresa May appears likely to lose a historic vote on the Brexit deal she has struck with EU leaders in a crucial parliament vote on Tuesday. Defeat in the House of Commons is almost certain to lead to either a no-confidence vote from the opposition or a leadership challenge from within her own Conservative Party. EU leaders have rejected the prospect of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement itself but European sources speaking privately say tweaks in the accompanying declaration on post-Brexit ties might be possible.


At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 07:24:21 -0500

At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agencyAt least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan's eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said.


How to Tell Whether It's a Cold or the Flu
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 06:02:16 -0500

How to Tell Whether It's a Cold or the FluEvery year it seems to happen, usually around this time.  You get a sniffle or maybe a scratchy throat and you wonder, is it just a cold or something more serious, like the flu? It’s important to...


Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:07:27 -0500

Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attackHONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded.


Will This Russian Handgun Become ‘The AK-47 of Pistols’?
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 04:00:00 -0500

Will This Russian Handgun Become ‘The AK-47 of Pistols’?Is it possible?


Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:34:39 -0500

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.


Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:01:23 -0500

Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee homeThe family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him a shirt out of a blue and white plastic bag, with Messi's name and number 10 playing number. "Murtaza became famous around the world and we are not able to walk free and go anywhere.


Carl Bernstein: 'Donald Trump For The First Time In His Life Is Cornered'
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:34:59 -0500

Carl Bernstein: 'Donald Trump For The First Time In His Life Is Cornered'President Donald Trump is used to avoiding accountability. Whether in his past


VIDEO: Woman throws hot coffee in face of Canoga Park Spudnuts owner
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 03:10:58 -0500

VIDEO: Woman throws hot coffee in face of Canoga Park Spudnuts ownerSurveillance video inside a Canoga Park doughnut shop captured the moment a woman threw hot coffee into the owner's face.



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