|Sunday, December 09, 2018 - Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times|
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, flouted
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in Paris|
Anti-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.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional Race|
ST. PAULS, N.C. -- The day after their absentee ballot arrived in the mail in
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Elementary school principal put on leave after banning Santa, candy cane decorations|
An elementary school principal was put on leave after trying to enact a
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Photos of the week: 11/30 - 12/7|
Funeral services were held this week for former President George H.W. Bush.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland|
These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensues|
A Facebook post led to an unexpectedly hilarious exchange between the Richland Police Department and a wanted criminal who was taking his sweet time. For its weekly "Wanted Wednesday," the Washington police department posted a mugshot of 38-year-old Anthony Akers, who allegedly violated his probation. When he didn't show up, the Richland Police Department tried reaching out again.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home|
The 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.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration|
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local):
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Read Michael Cohen Sentencing Recommendations From Robert Mueller|
Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday did not recommend a specific sentence
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - James Alex Fields Jr. Found Guilty In Murder Of Heather Heyer In Charlottesville Car Attack|
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on 10 charges including first-
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - You can get All-Clad cookware at amazing prices this weekend|
All-Clad's 48-hour VIP sale is on this weekend--get your gifts while you can
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - French Police Fire Tear Gas As Yellow-Vested Protesters Swarm Paris|
PARIS (AP) -- French riot police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Heavy rains cause mudslides in areas in CA still recovering from wildfires|
State of emergency declared after rain jammed traffic and loosened hillsides that have been affected by wildfires last month.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua|
China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, 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.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - The Latest: OPEC backs 6-month oil production cut package|
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC oil meeting (all times local):
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack|
77 years ago today on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order|
A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds. Trump cited an overwhelmed immigration system for his recent proclamation that officials will only process asylum claims for migrants who present themselves at an official entry point. Civil rights groups sued, arguing that Trump's Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. border|
President Trump’s order cracking down on asylum seekers at the southern border has been stayed by a federal judge, but a small group of determined migrants who made it through the border fence discovered that at least some Border Patrol agents appear to be enforcing it anyway. On the afternoon of Dec. 1, about 10 women and children, a small part of one of the caravans that traveled hundreds of miles through Mexico from Honduras, crossed the border fence near its western end on the beach near San Diego.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Sara Netanyahu grilled on new fraud allegation|
Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara on Friday, her lawyer said, with media saying it was over new suspicions of fraudulently misusing public funds. Public radio said that Sara Netanyahu arrived at the headquarters of the National Fraud Squad, near Tel Aviv, late in the morning. There was no immediate confirmation from police, who have issued statements on previous interrogations of the Netanyahus on a raft of different graft allegations.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Chrissy Teigen Sets Off Twitter Uproar Over Gummy Bears|
Chrissy Teigen had Twitter users in turmoil Friday when she boldly said that
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Pantone's 2019 Color Of The Year Holiday Gifts|
Earlier this week, the Pantone Color Institute announced its 2019 color of the
|Sunday, December 09, 2018 - Instant Pots are somehow down to $45 today on Amazon|
The 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
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S|
Missing 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.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - 10 IKEA Buys That Will Make the Holidays So Much Easier|
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake|
ANCHORAGE, 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.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Bulgaria would face 'major crisis' if Black Sea tensions worsen|
Bulgaria would face a "major crisis" if military tensions in the Black Sea were to worsen, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday, after Russia's capture of three Ukrainian naval ships and its crews last month prompted fears of an escalation. Ignoring Western condemnation of the incident, Russia says Ukraine illegally entered its waters and is resisting calls to release the vessels and 24 sailors it seized near Russian-annexed Crimea on Nov. 25. NATO has said it has boosted its presence in the region in response to what it described as Russia's aggressive actions and CNN reported earlier this week that the United States was preparing to send a warship to the Black Sea.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - The moment Chris Watts realizes he was caught on surveillance footage|
Authorities say a neighbor's security video shows Chris Watts making three trips from the house to his truck carrying something the morning his wife and children disappeared.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Paul Manafort: Mueller alleges five key lies by ex-Trump campaign manager in latest court filing|
Robert Mueller has accused Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort of lying over five key issues - including his contacts with Trump administration officials - after entering a deal to cooperate with the Russia investigation. “In his interviews with the Special Counsel's Office and the FBI, Manafort told multiple discernible lies — these were not instances of mere memory lapses,” Mr Mueller's office said in the filing citing "independent documentary and testimonial evidence" and electronic records. Manafort has denied lying.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Dollar Stores Sell More Food Than Whole Foods|
They technically aren't even grocery businesses, but dollar stores are feeding
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Dwyane Wade Slams Critics Saying Gabrielle Union Was Acting Like She Gave Birth|
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air Dec. 8, actress Gabrielle Union
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - In darkness and chaos, deputy killed by friendly fire|
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As terrified people scrambled out of broken windows, screaming and bleeding and fleeing a mass shooting inside a California bar, Sgt. Ron Helus and a highway patrolman decided to try to stop the gunman, running in together with assault-style rifles to what turned out to be an ambush.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Company Insiders Are Buying Home Improvement Stocks|
For the last few months, shares of home improvement stocks have been under pressure. Weakness in the housing market, driven by rising rates and higher material costs, was a main catalyst. First, some analysts think that the weakness in housing stocks is overdone, and the lower end of the housing market remains undersupplied.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Oil prices surge as OPEC agrees joint 1.2 mn bpd cut with partners|
OPEC members and 10 other oil producing nations, including Russia, agreed Friday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day in a bid to reverse falls in prices in recent months. Energy ministers reached the deal -- which takes effect from January 1 but has already sent prices surging on oil markets -- after two days of talks at OPEC headquarters in Vienna. "OPEC group countries are contributing 800,000 barrels per day as a cut, and the non-OPEC (countries) will be contributing 400,000 barrels per day," Emirati Oil Minister Suhail Mohamed al-Mazrouei said at a news conference.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - If Kevin Hart Were Really Sorry, He’d Prove It.|
Apparently, being Kevin Hart means never having to say you're sorry.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 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".
|Sunday, December 09, 2018 - Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS|
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...
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - What has Robert Mueller told us about Cohen, Flynn and Manafort?|
There has been intense activity over the past two weeks in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion by members of Donald Trump’s campaign team. Developments in the criminal prosecutions of three of Trump’s most important former advisers have enraged the president and shed new light on what Mueller has learned in the 19 months since his appointment as special counsel. Here, the Guardian reviews the key updates in the cases of Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort – and explores what the new disclosures could mean for Trump as the inquiry continues.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Italian Renaissance Rugs, Galactic Tables, and More Products We're Loving Right Now|
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - Black President Darius Trump Dodges Jail In Mock 'SNL' TV Series 'Them Trumps'|
"Saturday Night Live" imagined a world with a powerful family of blackTrumps
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Suspect in model's strangulation death pleads not guilty|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of strangling a model in an affluent Philadelphia suburb pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges, days after a suspect in the burglary of her apartment was taken into custody.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Endangered Hawaiian monk seals baffle scientists by getting eels stuck in their noses|
The behaviour of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal has researchers confused - after multiple incidents involving the creatures getting eels stuck up their noses. “Mondays… it might not have been a good one for you but it had to be better than an eel in your nose,” the HMSRP captioned the photo. The unlucky situation led many to raise questions on Facebook, where the photo has been shared more than 1,200 times.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Honduran women and children say they were threatened with denial of asylum and jail time|
On Dec. 1, 2018, a group of Honduran women and children tried to cross the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. They were met by U.S. Border Patrol agents who, they said, urged them to return to Mexico, threatening them with jail time and denial of asylum if they proceeded to cross.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Paris braces for 'ultra-violent' riots as moderate 'yellow vests' urge protesters to stay away|
Paris is bracing for a day of “ultra-violent” unrest on Saturday as moderate figureheads of the “yellow vest” movement urged protesters to stay away from the French capital on Saturday. The city is preparing for lock down with a string of stores, museums and landmarks, including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Galeries Lafayette shut for security reasons. Luxury boutiques, restaurants and businesses on the Champs-Elysees and around the presidential palace are under orders to close. Many were being boarded up around the capital. Six French league football games have been cancelled around France. "According to our information, radicalised and rebellious people will try to mobilise tomorrow," warned interior minister Christophe Castaner. While he said the numbers would only number “several thousand,” he added: ”Some ultra-violent people want to take part.” He did not rule out “foreign” agitators being among them. Twelve gendarmerie armoured vehicle s are to be deployed in Paris against potential rioters Credit: ARNAUD JOURNOIS/AFP An unprecedented 89,000 police and gendarmes will be deployed around the country on Saturday, a third more than last weekend, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of those riots - the worst since the 1968 student uprising. One woman has been arrested in possession of two firearms after posting a message saying: “A good cop is a dead cop.” Elsewhere in France, police said they seized 28 petrol bombs at a roundabout in Montauban near Toulouse, as well as three homemade bombs. Around 8,000 security forces will guard landmarks in Paris where rioters last weekend torched 200 cars, looted shops and vandalised the Arc de Triomphe. For the first time in decades, they will bring in 12 armoured vehicles able to clear burning barricades. Criticised for being too static, forces are expected to adopt a more mobile formation, though Mr Castaner said he would provide no details that would help vandals. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said police have also been given the power to carry out stop and search checks at any "sensitive points" in the city. Security forces were cited by French press as fearing a cocktail of far-Right and Left militants, infuriated provincial “yellow vests” with no prior history of clashing with police and looters from the deprived suburbs. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo issued a plea to spare the City of Light, saying: "Take care of Paris on Saturday because Paris belongs to all the French people.” Paris is bracing for violence on a par with last Saturday's rioting - not seen in 50 years Credit: Etienne De Malglaive/ Getty Images Given the warnings, a group of prominent protesters dubbed “the free yellow vests” urged people to stay away from the capital and called for “calm, respect of public assets and security forces”. Turning up would be to fall into a “government trap” to lump together moderate demonstrators calling for lower taxes and higher purchasing power and “vandals”, they said. “The government wants to pass us off as rioters, that’s not the case, said Benjamin Cauchy one of the yellow vest “spokespeople” who have received death threats from more radical elements. “We’re open to dialogue. We’re waiting for a fiscal and social electroshock the government,” he said after they were refused an audience at the Elysée Palace. Another high-profile “yellow vest” not part of Mr Cauchy’s network was placed under investigation for “provoking committing a crime” after he urged protesters to try and storm the Elysée. Polls suggest that while 70 per cent of French support the "yellow vest" movement, six out of ten are now "worried" about violence. Emmanuel Macron has gone off the radar in recent days, leaving his PM to front the "yellow vest" crisis Credit: Thibault Camus/AP In the midst of his most dangerous crisis since being elected, Mr Macron has gone virtually off the radar in recent days, hunkered down at the presidential palace and reliant on his prime minister, Edouard Philippe, to make announcements and offer concessions. There was French press speculation that Mr Edouard may be sacrificed in an imminent reshuffle. He is not expected to speak before Monday. ”The President will speak early next week. I think this is what the French people want, they want answers," transport minister Elisabeth Borne told Sud Radio on Friday. "The President will send a message to the French that he is listening to their anger...and that new answers have obviously to be found." But Mr Macron was facing another outbreak of unrest on Friday after widespread outrage over footage showing the arrest of lycee students protesting against education reforms outside Paris. Taken on Thursday at Mantes-la-Jolie, the film showed a group of students on their knees with their hands behind their head. They are being watched over by armed police officers whose faces are hidden by ski masks. Far-Left parties slammed what they called police brutality while Philippe Martinez, head of the leftist CGT union, said: “You don’t hit kids.” Mr Castaner said that 151 people were arrested in the small town, adding that some were adults, carried weapons and had thrown open gas canisters onto a burning barricade. While none of the students were injured, France's rights watchdog has opened an investigation into the arrests. In one positive development for the presidency, the CGT and FO unions dropped a threat to call a rolling lorry strike that threatened to cripple the country starting from Sunday. Two days after the government scrapping the green fuel tax that sparked the protests amid other sweeteners, the labour minister Muriel Penicaud held talks with bosses and unions on Friday, urging companies to consider boosting employees' wages. "Everyone can do something, so everyone must do something," she said.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec: state media|
China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the "unconscionable and vile" detention of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing's latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. The 46-year-old executive was arrested in Vancouver while changing planes, ratcheting up tensions between the US and China just as the countries' leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war.
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Principal on leave after banning Christmas decorations, including candy canes and reindeer|
The principal of Manchester Elementary School - located near Omaha, Nebraska - sent her staff a memo outlining specific steps educators were expected to take during the holiday season to remain "inclusive and culturally sensitive."
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Rex Tillerson Says He Repeatedly Stopped Donald Trump From Breaking The Law|
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was fired by Donald Trump
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - OPEC, Russia agree to slash oil output despite Trump pressure|
The producer club will curb output from January by 0.8 million barrels per day versus October levels while non-OPEC allies contribute an additional 0.4 million bpd of cuts, in a move to be reviewed at a meeting in April. Oil prices jumped about 5 percent to more than $63 a barrel as the combined cut of 1.2 million bpd was larger than the minimum 1 million bpd that the market had expected. Saudi Arabia, de facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has faced demands from Trump to help the global economy by refraining from paring supplies.
|Saturday, December 08, 2018 - Robert De Niro's Mueller Pitches Scary Bedtime Story To 'Eric Trump' On 'SNL'|
Robert De Niro popped out of a closet on "Saturday Night Live" as Special
|Friday, December 07, 2018 - Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack|
HONOLULU (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.