|Monday, November 20, 2017 - A Timeline Of Charles Manson’s Path To Infamy|
Charles Manson has been called many things over the years.
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Trump Administration Is Sending Haitians Back To A Country Still Mired In Disaster|
The Trump administration has ended immigration protections for thousands of Haitians in the U.S. starting in 18 months, which will force many to abandon the lives and communities they’ve built to return to a country still recovering from disaster.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed|
A 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order|
A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Charlie Rose Accused Of Sexually Harassing And Groping Women|
Talk show host Charlie Rose has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women, The Washington Post reported Monday.
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine|
The Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather. pic.twitter.com/Sxgi9MZGo5— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Timeline | Submarine accidents Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes|
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself|
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Turkish lira hits record low against dollar|
The embattled Turkish lira hit record lows against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took fright over an impending trial in the United States and changes to banking regulations. The Turkish lira lost over one percent in value to trade at 3.97 to the dollar late morning, testing the never-before-reached 4.0 ceiling, before rallying slightly to 3.95 in the early evening. The latest drop followed the delay on Monday of a scheduled trial in the United States of Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab and Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy chief executive of Turkish lender Halkbank, accused of defying US sanctions on Iran.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Ohio Man Threatened Historical Mass Shooting At Las Vegas Casino|
An Ohio man is facing federal charges after he allegedly threatened to stage a historic mass shooting at a Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife was employed at the time.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Sarah Sanders Asks Press To Say What They're Thankful For Before Questions|
The Thanksgiving holiday spirit took a bit of a strident twist during Monday’s press briefing by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation|
Looks like Donald Trump may actually be keeping a promise.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger|
The Pentagon revealed it found additional human remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million|
Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Robert Mugabe to face impeachment by Wednesday as ‘source of instability’|
Zimbabwe's military appealed for calm on Monday as MPs prepared to to impeach Robert Mugabe as a "source of instability" amid mounting public outrage at his refusal to step down as the country's president on Sunday. In a public address on Monday evening, the military, which launched a soft coup against Mr Mugabe last week, said it had agreed on a "road map" out of the deadlock and that a former vice president whose sacking triggered the crisis would return to the country shortly. "We remained seized with Operation Restore Legacy... we have made further consultation to agree on a road map on the prevailing situation” Gen Constantino Chiwenga, the head of the armed forces, said in a press conference. "We are encouraged by communication between the President and former vice president. We will advise the nation about talks between the two." Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled the country after Mr Mugabe was fired him as vice president earlier this month, has not been seen since the coup began. The military is widely assumed to be seeking to install him as president. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19, 2017 Credit: AP Mr Mugabe shocked the world and sparked confusion in Zimbabwe when he used a televised address - expected to be a resignation speech - to claim that military coup did not represent a challenge to his authority and that he would preside over the party’s December congress as previously planned. The speech, which came after his own party recalled him as their leader and organised massive street protests calling for his resignation in a bid to pressure him to resign, was so unexpected it sparked speculation he had been handed the wrong speech, possibly with the collusion of the generals. “We were disappointed yesterday in the midst of all those generals he appeared to swap [speeches]” Chris Mutsvangwa, the head of the country’s influential veterans association, said at a press conference on Monday morning, referring to footage that showed Mr Mugabe shuffling papers and one of the generals seated behind him handling a sheaf of A4 sheets before he began speaking on Sunday. Mr Mutsvanga, whose organization was once a bastion of support for Mr Mugabe but is now calling for his removal, said the president's refusal to stand down a "dereliction of duty". Addressing Mr Mugabe directly, he added: "Your time is up." Jubilation in Zimbabwe as Mugabe is sacked by his own party 01:20 A senior military source told the Telegraph that the country's generals had nothing to do with the non-resignation and were “stunned” and left “furious” when Mr Mugabe finished his rambling 20 minute speech without stepping down. "They still respect him, so they would not check [the text of the speech]. They believed he would resign. The couldn't do anything to stop him," said the source, a long-serving senior officer. Mr Mugabe has been under effective house arrest since the Zimbabwean military seized control of the country on Tuesday night in a coup designed to prevent him his wife, Grace, from succeeding him as president and install Mr Mnangagwa instead. In an effort to retain a semblance of legitimacy for their actions, the generals have attempted to persuade Mr Mugabe to resign in accordance with the country’s constitution rather than to simply oust him in a classic coup d’etat. He was widely reported to have agreed to do so before Sunday night, when he claimed he would preside over the Zanu-PF party congress on December as planned. Zanu-PF, the party Mr Mugabe founded and which he has led in office for more than 37 years, met to debate a parliamentary impeachment motion after the 93 year old president ignored another deadline to step down. The party had demanded that Mr Mugabe resign by midday local time (10:AM GMT). People cheer soldiers during a march in the streets to demand that President Robert Mugabe resign and step down from power in Harare, Zimbabwe, on November 19, 2017 Credit: Barcroft Media A draft of the impeachment and no-confidence motion, which the Telegraph has seen, lists grievances including failing to address corruption, sending the country into a 15-year "economic tailspin", allowing his wife, Grace Mugabe, to assume his constitutional responsibilities, and accusing deputies of plotting coups without evidence. "This attests to the President's poor sense of judgement and disrespect for the law," reads the motion which was drafted by Lovemore Matuke, the Zanu-PF chief whip in parliament. "[The motion] herefore calls upon this house to cause the removal of the President from office in light of the above," it adds. Zimbabwe’s constitution allows parliament to remove the president if two thirds of both houses find him unfit to carry out his duties. Parliament first would have to vote by a simple majority to appoint a select committee to investigate Mr Mugabe’s fitness to rule. People cheer during a during a march in the streets to demand that President Robert Mugabe resign and step down from power in Harare, Zimbabwe, on November 19, 2017 Credit: Barcroft Media Paul Mangwana, Zanu-PF’s deputy secretary for legal affairs, told reporters at the party's Harare headquarters that impeachment could be set in motion as early as Tuesday and could be completed in two days. Other legal experts have warned it could take weeks, however. MPs from the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, said they would meet on Tuesday to agree a position on a possible impeachment vote. Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the MDC, warned that infighting inside Zanu-PF and differences with the military over how to handle the crisis should not be allowed to prevent a "fresh start" for the country. "It would be inimical to progress and the future of the country if all this action was about power retention at all costs," Mr Tsvangirai wrote on his party’s website. Gen Constantino Chiwenga, head of the Zimbabwean military, looks on while Robert Mugabe reads a speech on Sunday Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP The development came as one of Grace Mugabe's closest allies said he had manged to flee the country. Jonathan Moyo, the tertiary education minister and a key figure in G40, the faction surrounding Mrs Mugabe, tweeted that he and at least 50 other senior party officials were "outside of the country." The tweet was later deleted Theresa May said on Monday that it was clear Mr Mugabe had lost the support of the Zimbabwean people but that the outcome of the crisis remained uncertain. "We don't yet know how developments in Zimbabwe are going to play out. What does appear clear is that Mugabe has lost the support of the people and of his party," said James Slack, Mrs May’s spokesman. Mr Slack said Britain "would appeal for everyone to refrain from violence and hope to see a peaceful and swift resolution to the situation." Kenneth Kaunda, a former president of Zambia, arrived in Harare on Monday in a bid to persuade Mr Mugabe to make a “dignified” exit.
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued|
TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't Beat|
The extreme quietness of the Seawolf class gave the Navy the idea of modifying the last submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, to support clandestine operations. The MMP gives Carter the ability to send and recover Remotely Operated Vehicles/Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and SEALs and diving teams while submerged. The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo|
Venezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Student who 'called roommate Jamaican Barbie' and 'rubbed used tampons on her bag' is not racist, says lawyer|
A white university student accused of branding her roommate a “Jamaican Barbie” and smearing used tampons on her backpack is not racist, her lawyer has claimed. Brianna Brochu, a former student at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, is charged with criminal mischief and breach of the peace, but activists want the 18-year-old charged with a hate crime. Ms Brochu allegedly bragged online about her bullying, describing how she spat in Chennel Rowe’s coconut oil and put her toothbrush “where the sun doesn’t shine”, reports the Hartford Courant.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - "I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."|
Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin’s Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong process.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable Meme|
Joe Biden may be another year older, but these memes never get old.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Trump pardons Drumstick, the national Thanksgiving turkey|
President Donald Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey Drumstick in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Nov. 21, 2017
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate|
WASHINGTON ― The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize Luhansk|
Armed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials. The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor Kornet the night before. Luhansk state television showed masked men with assault rifles and heavy machine guns blocking the entrances of administrative buildings and streets in the centre of Luhansk on Tuesday, reportedly on the orders of the interior ministry. One of them wore the blue uniform the interior ministry's Berkut unit, a police force specialising in putting down riots. The armed men had ignored Plotnitsky's command to leave, Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported. A video on Tuesday evening showed what appeared to be dozens of military vehicles entering Luhansk from the direction of the neighbouring Donetsk separatist republic, although a Donetsk official denied it was intervening. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, salutes during Victory Day military parade. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters In a video on Tuesday Kornet said he wanted to “dispel rumours” of his dismissal and said his forces had captured Ukrainian saboteurs who were attempting terrorist attacks in the republic. He also claimed that Plotnitsky's chief of staff and the head of the security service had been implicated in a coup attempt last year and arrested on Plotnitsky's orders, along with the general director of the state television company. But Plotnitsky later said in a statement on his website that Kornet had indeed been fired and the actions of interior ministry forces “crossed all acceptable lines”. He said the “attempts of certain people to remain in power” were futile and “will be completely neutralised in the near future”. The outcome of the power struggle remained unclear on Tuesday. Novaya Gazeta reported that the republic's state security ministry, military headquarters and people's militia were “not participating in the conflict between Plotnitsky and Kornet”. Interior minister Igor Kornet visits a penal colony near Luhansk in 2016. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters Separatists seized control of much of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in April 2014 following the establishment of a pro-Western government in Kiev and Russia's annexation of Crimea. The ensuing conflict between the rebels, who have received military assistance from neighbouring Russia, and government forces has claimed more than 10,000 lives. A ceasefire agreed in Minsk in 2015 has been regularly violated, and a Ukrainian soldier died in a mortar strike on Monday. Several top separatist commanders have been assassinated since the start of the conflict.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - What 3 Creepy Meetings With Charlie Rose Taught Me About Toxic Sexism And Blurred Lines|
A few years ago I belonged to the group of people who thought that working for Charlie Rose represented the holy grail of journalism.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s|
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies|
The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters|
US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - "They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."|
Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, “Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?” And I said, “I haven’t been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I’d love to go because now I’m recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - These Are All The Politicians Recently Accused of Sexual Harassment|
Since the Harvey Weinstein story broke
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Donald Trump’s Pricey New Christmas Hat Gets Exactly The Reception You’d Expect|
This time, he’s selling a Christmas version of his famous lid, with “Make American Great Again” covered in embroidered lights on the front and “Merry Christmas” on the back.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'|
Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities on Tuesday, after the country’s speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Six Syrian men arrested across Germany on suspicion of Isil 'Christmas market' plot|
Six Syrian men were arrested in raids across Germany on Tuesday morning on suspicion of planning a terror attack on behalf of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil). According to unconfirmed reports, the target of the planned attack was a traditional Christmas market which opens in the western city of Essen next week. The men all entered Germany as asylum seekers, and are believed to have known each other in Syria before travelling to Europe. Authorities were alerted to the suspects by other asylum seekers who recognised them as jihadists who had fought for Isil in Syria, Welt newspaper reported. Officials have yet to comment on the target of the planned attack. A statement by prosecutors said the men were “planning an attack with weapons or explosives on a public target in Germany”. The scene of carnage after a truck ploughed through the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin in December 2016 Credit: EPA The plot had not yet advanced beyond the planning stage, prosecutors said. The arrested men are aged between 20 and 28. Four of them entered Germany as asylum seekers in September 2014, before Angela Merkel opened the country’s borders in her controversial refugee policy, while the other two arrived in 2015. The arrests come 11 months after Anis Amri, a rejected Tunisian asylum-seeker, killed 12 people and injured more than 50 when he drove a stolen lorry into a packed Christmas market in Berlin. Germany recent terror attacks Cities across Germany have ordered new security measures for Christmas markets this year, including concrete bollards to prevent a repeat of the lorry attack. Details of the new plot were not clear on Tuesday morning, but it appears from prosecutors’ statements the arrested men were planning to use a different means of attack. The suspects were held in a series of coordinated raids in the cities of Essen, Kassel, Hannover and Leipzig. More than 500 police officers took part in the operation.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Megyn Kelly: It's Time To 'Get Comfortable' Holding Powerful Men Accountable|
Megyn Kelly says women everywhere are in the middle of an “empowerment revolution” and there’s only one way forward: Keep speaking out.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Syria in ruins but Assad's hold on power looks firm|
BEIRUT (AP) — His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - How the U.S. Navy Could Beat China in a War|
During its westward advance across the Pacific, the U.S. Navy fashioned techniques and hardware to refuel, resupply, and repair ships from dispersed, often improvised island bases. The allies should ransack history for insight—thinking ahead about how to use Japan’s many islands and inlets as impromptu logistics hubs. After all, the conventionally powered surface fleets based in Japan need fuel too.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law|
By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which Reuters was first to report on, said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - 15 Tweets That Accurately Describe Thanksgiving After Marriage|
Stressful attempts to split the holiday between two families, kitchen calamities and uncomfortable conversations with in-laws: Welcome to Thanksgiving as a married couple!
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing|
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Tuesday's Morning Email: One Of The Longest-serving Congressmen Reportedly Settled Complaint Over Unwanted Advances|
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|Monday, November 20, 2017 - As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists Warn|
More powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth’s rotation, scientists warn.
|Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - The Latest: Jurors get San Francisco pier shooting case|
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the San Francisco pier shooting murder trial (all times local):
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Charlie Rose Suspended After Eight Women Accuse Him of Sexual Harassment|
CBS News, Bloomberg, and PBS all suspended their work with Rose in the wake of the allegations
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Lebanon's premier Hariri suspends resignation after return to Beirut|
Lebanon’s prime minister has announced he is suspending the resignation he made from Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago, easing a political crisis that has rocked the country. Saad Hariri landed back in Beirut on Wednesday after 17 days away, in time for Lebanon’s independence day celebrations. President Michel Aoun had said he would not accept his resignation from Riyadh and told Mr Hariri he would have to tender it in person, saying he believed he was coerced from his Saudi backers. After a meeting between the two, Mr Hariri announced he was postponing his decision pending talks. Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri visits the grave of former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated, upon his arrival to Beirut Credit: Anadolu "I presented today my resignation to President Aoun and he urged me to wait before offering it and to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and political background, and I showed responsiveness," Mr Hariri said in surprising conciliatory remarks. Mr Hariri, a dual Saudi citizen who once enjoyed Riyadh’s backing, addressed hundreds of supporters of his Future Movement party outside his residence in Beirut. “I’m staying with you, I will continue with you… to be a line of defense for Lebanon, Lebanon's stability and Lebanon's Arabism,” he told the crowd. Questions remain over whether the resignation will stand, forcing negotiations on a new government, or if he might withdraw it. A resignation brings down the government and the president then engages in consultations to select a new prime minister to form a cabinet. French President Emmanuel Macron (4R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) welcome Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (2R), his wife Lara Bachir El-Alzm (3R) and their son Houssam (L) at the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 18 Credit: AFP The resignation is seen by many as the first step in an unprecedented Saudi intervention in Lebanese politics and the opening up of a new front in its proxy war with foe Iran. In Lebanon, divided for more than a decade between a pro-Saudi camp and a Tehran-backed alliance, that process typically takes months of political wrangling. Mr Hariri announced his resignation in a televised address from Saudi Arabia on November 4, stunning the nation and plunging the country in turmoil. He has been silent since, and Lebanese are hoping his arrival back home will help clear up the mysterious circumstances surrounding his resignation. Riyadh has warned of its concerns of Iranian-backed Hizbollah’s growing influence in the government. Saudi had hoped its meddling would have seen political parties rally against an emboldened Hizbollah, but instead they rallied they jointly condemned the kingdom’s breach of its sovereignty.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Former Texas Cheerleader Killed When Driver Crashed Into Her Car While Using Breathalyzer: Cops|
After teen was killed in a car crash in Arlington, Texas, police are investigating the other driver, who was using a court-ordered breathalyzing device
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday|
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday, marking a new era for the country ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence nearly four decades ago until his swift downfall this week. The ruling ZANU-PF party has nominated Mnangagwa to fill the vacancy left by Mugabe on Tuesday and he will be sworn in on Friday, said Jacob Mudenda, the speaker of parliament. Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa as vice president two weeks ago to smooth a path to the succession for his wife Grace, who is much younger than the 93-year-old leader.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Watch This High Schooler Demand Answers From Her Congressman On DACA|
The sophomore at Port Richmond High School on New York’s Staten Island asked her congressman, Dan Donovan (R-NY), a hard-hitting question during a town hall forum on Sunday afternoon.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Students: Dartmouth professors created hostile environment|
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College students say three psychology professors facing sexual misconduct allegations created a "hostile academic environment" marked by excessive drinking, favoritism and at times inappropriate behavior.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Kathy Griffin Brutally Rejects O'Reilly: 'I'm Not That Desperate, Bill McRapey'|
Kathy Griffin rejected an offer to appear on Bill O’Reilly’s podcast in the most public way possible.
|Monday, November 20, 2017 - Chinese Model Recovers Gracefully After Falling At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show|
Chinese model Ming Xi took a tumble on the runway but still rose above the mishap.