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  • Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shooting news

    On the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:16:01 -0500
  • The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey Shows news

    The outbreak of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has reportedly killed thousands more people than the government admits.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:50:26 -0500
  • DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly' news

    Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500
  • Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check news

    Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:30:39 -0500
  • North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem grows news

    A new unmanned ship from North Korea washed Japanese shores this week with at least one dead body.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:17:25 -0500
  • Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill' news

    Joe Biden is offering another apology to Anita Hill.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:28:46 -0500
  • Markets Right Now: Tax plan trouble sends US stocks lower

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:12:46 -0500
  • 11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of Children news

    A spiritual adviser reportedly told the men raping infants would give them supernatural powers

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:54:29 -0500
  • Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire news

    A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:19:50 -0500
  • Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it news

    This week, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:22:47 -0500
  • Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis news

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:55:54 -0500
  • For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain news

    Yahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:52 -0500
  • Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A Terrorist news

    In a video that went viral on Twitter, people wearing American flag-themed clothing, including one wearing a shirt supporting President Donald Trump, can be seen laughing at a Palestinian-American family who attended a pro-Palestine rally in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500
  • Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft news

    A team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:17 -0500
  • GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-Election After Sexual Harassment Allegations news

    WASHINGTON ― Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) will not seek re-election to Congress following reports that he used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment complaint from a former staffer, whom he fired after she confronted him about his behavior.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:26:36 -0500
  • Exclusive: Ford to base Fusion production in China - sources

    Ford Motor Co plans to consolidate global production of midsize sedans in China in 2020, three sources said on Wednesday. In North America, the Fusion sedan currently is built in Hermosillo, Mexico, while in Europe, the companion Mondeo sedan is built in Valencia, Spain. Both models are expected to be redesigned in mid to late 2020, when Ford plans to shift their production to Chongqing, to a joint-venture plant operated with Ford's Chinese partner Changan Automobile Co, according to sources connected to Ford's component suppliers who are familiar with the automaker's future production plans.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:35:26 -0500
  • Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cards news

    The family of a five-year-old boy who was injured last month in a bloody Texas church shooting is appealing to the public to help them bring a bit of holiday cheer to the boy this Christmas. Ryland Ward, who was shot five times in the First Baptist Church last month, is still in the hospital after the shooting. “You got so many nice people that are sending a card and a dollar to Ryland,” Sandy Ward, his grandmother, told local news.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:45:00 -0500
  • The Best Cars For 2018

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    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:27:04 -0500
  • Latest Monsanto GMO seeds raises worries of monopoly news

    The rapid growth of Monsanto's new GMO seeds resistant to the controversial herbicide dicamba has revived worries about the company's stranglehold over farming during a period of industry consolidation. Long a producer of dicamba, Monsanto last year introduced genetically-modified cotton and soybean seeds that can resist the weed killer. The products took off, amassing more than 20 percent of US soybean fields and 50 percent of US cotton fields in just two years, according to Monsanto data.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:31 -0500
  • Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged Communities news

    Nearly 745,000 men, women and children in Syria are trapped inside the war-torn country’s 33 besieged communities, living in desolate conditions at the mercy of President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime and its armed opponents.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:57 -0500
  • Minnesota's next senator: Quiet organizer came late to power news

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The woman who will be Minnesota's next U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected office late in her career and passed up a major shot at power just a few months ago.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:22:22 -0500
  • Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

    People around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:17:11 -0500
  • 17 Gingerbread Cookies To Spice Up The Holidays

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    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:34:06 -0500
  • Trump's Lawyer Made A Really Good Case Once For Sitting A New Senator Fast news

    Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, excoriated Senate Democrats in a 2010 blog post for not moving quickly enough to seat Republican Scott Brown after he won a special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:14:57 -0500
  • Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on America news

    China is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:35:00 -0500
  • Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide? news

    A Republican state representative who denied allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide. Dan Johnson died of a single gunshot wound after stopping his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area of Mount Washington, Kentucky, the Bullitt County Coroner said. Mr Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:23:00 -0500
  • Americans Don't Really Understand Gun Violence news

    The massacre in Las Vegas this October earned a macabre superlative: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with 58 innocents killed and more than 500 injured. The outpouring of attention and support was swift and far-reaching. CNN published portraits of all 58 victims. A man from Chicago made 58 crosses to honor the fallen. Zappos offered to help pay for the 58 funerals. An anonymous man even paid for 58 strangers’ dinners in memory of those who died.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500
  • FCC Meeting Takes Recess Following Security Threat During New Neutrality Vote news

    The Federal Communications Commission hearing was suddenly suspended on Thursday just as arguments were closing.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:40:36 -0500
  • Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever news

    You know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:05 -0500
  • More than 20 IS killed in southern Syria: coalition news

    Syrian opposition forces backed by a US-led coalition killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and took several others prisoner, military officials said Thursday. According to the coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, a vetted Syrian opposition group known as the Maghawir al-Thawra detected the fighters early Wednesday in an area controlled by pro-Syrian regime forces in southern Syria, in the Al-Tanf border region. Supported by coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra "quickly and professionally conducted an operation," the coalition said in a statement.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:29:57 -0500
  • 8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships Differently news

    Married divorce lawyers have an interesting perspective on relationships.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:05:39 -0500
  • Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south news

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue to lurk in the region despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:26:00 -0500
  • Eric Trump Joins Attack On Kirsten Gillibrand, Says She Asked For Money 'Every 3 Days' news

    President Donald Trump’s son Eric has echoed his dad’s recent attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:01:21 -0500
  • Indian minister warns Bollywood heavyweights over sexual exploitation news

    In a rare rebuke, an Indian minister on Thursday warned the country’s Bollywood film industry to comply with strict measures to combat sexual harassment, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Maneka Gandhi, India’s federal Minister for Women and Child Development, took the unusual step of writing to 24 powerful Bollywood film producers, demanding they comply with Indian sexual harassment legislation to ensure a "safe, secure and inclusive work environment” for all employees. The letter was sent to major industry players, such as actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as director Karan Johar.  “The aim of this law is to ensure that no woman is sexually harassed at her workplace,” Ms Gandhi said in her letter. "It is to be followed in letter and spirit by all organisations in the country," she added. "Bollywood filmmakers are ethically and legally accountable for the safety of not only their direct employees but of all outsourced and temporary staff as well." Britain's Prince William shakes hands with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan Credit: REUTERS/Rafiq Maqbool/Pool It is understood that more letters will be sent to other film producers.  Bollywood remains hugely male dominated, with men making up the vast majority of directors and veteran stars. The small handful of female directors are mostly confined to regional cinema.  After the Weinstein allegations broke, people in the film business in India were unconvinced they would have a #MeToo moment.   "What can we do?" Mukesh Bhatt, who co-heads production house Vishesh Films said. “We cannot keep moral cops outside every film office to see that no girl is being exploited.” Alankrita Shrivastava, director of critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under my Burkha said a women's protest movement was unlikely to happen in conservative Indian society. “The way men are being called out in Hollywood right now, I don’t know if it can happen in India.”  “In terms of how our psychology is, how patriarchy functions, it is much more entrenched,” she added. However, Ms Gandhi's stark warning gives women in Bollywood hope that their concerns will be heard. Last month Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar told a Mumbai tabloid she had been turned down for "several roles" as she did not give in to "unwanted advances" by producers and directors. Ms Bhaskar, 29, urged aspiring actresses to turn down roles rather than resort to the so-called "casting couch" to exchange sexual favours to advance their careers. Thousands of young Indian girls and boys gravitate to Bollywood every year with the aim of becoming actors. Swara Bhaskar complained of Bollywood's casting-couch culture Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images They are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, not only by unscrupulous agents promising them roles which they never get, but also by lesser known stars, producers and directors making similar promises.   Hopefuls are fearful of reporting inappropriate behaviour in case it ruins their chances of breaking into Bollywood. “It is always very subtle,” Ms Bhaskar said this week. “People try to insinuate that there are 10,000 girls for one role – so what can you do?” In the wake of the #MeToo scandal, actresses including Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha called on Bollywood to improve its record in standing up for victims of sexual harassment and exploitation.  Sexual harassment legislation was passed in India in 2013, in response to the fatal gang rape of a 23-year old medical student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. In November Ms Gandhi launched the online Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box) to register sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and to ensure the implementation of the 2013 law. She also urged all company directors to report sexual harassment cases, but activists said many victims were hesitant to register their complaints, afraid their future careers would be curtailed. Women's rights activists maintain that only 10 per cent of rape and other sexual harassment cases ever get reported in India.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:33:33 -0500
  • Thursday's Morning Email: Why Millennials Are Facing The Scariest Financial Future Since The Great Depression news

    TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:54:34 -0500
  • Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial news

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:23:36 -0500
  • Family Grows From 5 Members to 11 After the Birth of Sextuplets news

    The three boys and three girls are expected to remain in the NICU for the next month.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:03:35 -0500
  • These Are The Women Who Tried To Save Net Neutrality news

    The two Democratic members of the Federal Communications Commission are not sugarcoating how devastating they think the end of net neutrality will be.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:12:44 -0500
  • Weakened and divided, S.Africa's ANC to elect a new leader news

    South Africa's ruling ANC party holds a conference starting Saturday to elect its new leader in a hotly contested two-way race seen as a pivotal moment in the country's post-apartheid history. The winner will be well-placed to be the next president, but the ANC has lost much popularity since Nelson Mandela led it to power in the euphoric 1994 election that marked the end of white-minority rule. President Jacob Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief but remain national leader ahead of general elections in 2019.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:08:59 -0500
  • Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Serious About Having Religious Wedding, Church Leader Says news

    St. George’s Chapel is a stunning, historic place.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:33:35 -0500
  • Fears of Israeli job cuts at Teva sparks call for general strike

    By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest. The plan includes closing Teva's research and development center in the coastal city of Netanya, selling its logistics center in Shoham and cutting 3,300 jobs out of 6,430 nation-wide, the Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported. Teva , the world's largest generic drug maker which employs more than 56,000 people, did not comment on the details of the report.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:07:50 -0500
  • Good Samaritan Thrown Off a Bridge After Trying to Intervene in Couple's Argument: Police news

    Two men were arrested on Monday after one of them allegedly threw a man off a 45-foot bridge in Shelton, Connecticut, on Thanksgiving morning, PEOPLE confirms

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:26:17 -0500
  • North Korea: Trump administration contradicts Rex Tillerson's claim US is ready for talks with regime news

    Officials in Donald Trump's administration have appeared to contradict Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's claim that the US could open talks with North Korea without preconditions. Mr Tillerson broached the possibility of dialogue with the secretive communist state out of a desire to “just meet”. The pariah state has conducted multiple ballistic missile tests in recent months, boasting after its last one that it could strike the mainland United States, and threatened American allies with annihilation.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:49:13 -0500
  • Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S. news

    Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:45:56 -0500
  • Ex-fugitive lawyer facing more charges news

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Charges are piling up against a Kentucky lawyer whose capture in Central America ended his six months on the run to avoid prison for his role in a massive Social Security fraud case.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:21:52 -0500
  • Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon news

    Sarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:38:41 -0500
  • Yamaha Wants Your Kid to Step Into the Victory Zone

    Yamaha Wants Your Kid to Step Into the Victory Zone New model teaser videos got pretty popular this year, likely because they serve manufacturers as a quick and inexpensive way to grab consumer interest. Yamaha hasn’t overlooked the benefits of using their

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:56:00 -0500
  • Fortified by family and China cash, Cambodia's strongman digs in news

    Secured by family and party ties, Chinese cash and his own ruthless political instincts, Cambodian strongman Hun Sen has taken a wrecking ball to the kingdom's fragile democracy in a campaign to extend his 32-year rule. The 65-year-old is now the world's sixth longest-serving civilian leader, bumped up a place by last month's fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. The event was choreographed to show Hun Sen as the pivot point of a nation that is now effectively a one-party state after the main opposition party was dissolved by the Supreme Court.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:06:12 -0500
  • Cards Against Humanity Tackles Wealth Inequality, Sends Money To Poor news

    The brains behind the game Cards Against Humanity have decided to “tackle the biggest issue in the world: wealth inequality” by sending checks to 100 of their poorest customers.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:37:59 -0500
  • Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View."

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:23:17 -0500
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