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  • Kelsey Berreth: Police search for missing Colorado mother inside fiancé's home

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    Police investigating the disappearance of a Colorado woman last seen on Thanksgiving Day have searched her fiance’s property. Investigators did not immediately disclose any information about the purpose of the search at the property on Friday, and have said the fiance, whose name is Patrick Frazee, has been cooperating since 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth’s disappearance three weeks ago. Ms Berreth’s disappearance has mystified her family and investigators, with images captured on surveillance video appearing to show her entering a grocery store on Thanksgiving Day with her one-year-old daughter in a baby carrier.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:25:01 -0500
  • Beto O'Rourke still undecided as 2020 White House buzz grows

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:52:13 -0500
  • Family complains that Catholic priest used teen's funeral to condemn suicide

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    The parents of a teenage boy who took his own life have condemned a Catholic priest who questioned whether their son would get to heaven while presiding over his funeral. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit expressed regret for the comments and said the Rev Don LaCuesta would not preach at funerals "for the foreseeable future". But the parents of Maison Hullibarger said they wanted the priest removed from his post for the heartbreak caused. "We wanted him to celebrate how Maison lived, not how he died," his mother, Linda Hullibarger, told The Detroit Free Press. Jeff Hullibarger added: "It was his time to tell everybody what he thought of suicide, (and) we couldn't believe what he was saying. “He was up there condemning our son, pretty much calling him a sinner. He wondered if he had repented enough to make it to heaven. He said 'suicide' upwards of six times. They said they met the priest ahead of the service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Temperance, Michigan, on December 8, setting out what they hoped to hear in a loving homily. However, the Catholic Church has traditionally taught that suicide was an unforgiveable sin. It has only been in recent years that the stance has softened to forgive suicide in situations of extreme stress. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit apologised and said Mr LaCuesta would be removed from funeral duties and given extra assistance. "We share the family’s grief at such a profound loss. Our hope is always to bring comfort into situations of great pain, through funeral services centered on the love and healing power of Christ," it said in a statement. "Unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. We understand that an unbearable situation was made even more difficult, and we are sorry."

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:26:37 -0500
  • Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.

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    Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:32:56 -0500
  • Top Democrat Schiff Adds Call for Probe of Trump, Deutsche Bank Links

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    Representative Adam Schiff of California said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that any type of compromise needs to be investigated. Schiff’s comments came three days after Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and fellow Senate Democrat Chris Van Hollen called for a Banking Committee investigation of Deutsche Bank’s compliance with U.S. money-laundering regulations.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:25:20 -0500
  • Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:47:40 -0500
  • Any decision on Brexit deal will happen in New Year - British trade minister

    British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday talks with the European Union to secure "assurances" for parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will take time, with a decision expected in the New Year. "The prime minister is giving an update tomorrow, she will be talking to the cabinet on Tuesday, it is very clear that the EU understand what the problem is.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:20:25 -0500
  • Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest 

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    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters. "It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old," he said. The tomb belongs to "Wahtye", a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare, the antiquities ministry said. A view of the newly-discovered tomb of 'Wahtye' Credit: Reuters His tomb is decorated with scenes showing the royal priest alongside his mother, wife and other members of his family, the ministry said in a statement. It also contains more than a dozen niches and 24 colourful statues of the cleric and members of his family, it said. In November archaeology officials announced the discovery in Saqqara of seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, during excavation work started in April by the same archaeological mission. An external view of the site Credit: Anadolu Three of those tombs contained mummified cats and scarabs. The Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo is home to the famous Djoser pyramid, a more than 4,600-year-old construction which dominates the site and was Egypt's first stone monument. The tomb, built by the master architect Imhotep for the Pharoah Djoser, stood 62 metres tall originally and is considered the oldest building in the world built entirely of stone.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:47:24 -0500
  • The easiest way to keep your dog’s paws safe in cold winter weather

    Winter weather can be so, so dangerous for your pupper's paws. When it gets very cold out, the snow or even the cold pavement can give your dog frostbite on its paws in a matter of minutes. Your dog's paws absolutely need protection, but not all pups are willing to leave those little booties on their feet. There's another option called Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, and we can't recommend it highly enough. Here's what you need to know from the Amazon page: * Protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream * Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity * Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy * Available in pack of 7-ounces * Measures 3-4/5-inch length by 3-4/5-inch width 3-4/5 height

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:58:22 -0500
  • 7 Incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts

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    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:07 -0500
  • Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Obamacare

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    The Affordable Care Act could be headed back to the Supreme Court for the

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:15:51 -0500
  • Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

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    DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:32:41 -0500
  • Introducing the Army's New Lethal Sniper Rifle

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    Here's all we know.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:00:00 -0500
  • Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a 'success', despite skirmishes

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    Huthi rebels on Saturday hailed a ceasefire accord for a vital Yemeni port agreed at UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden, although the deal's implementation remained fragile. The breakthrough agreement at the first round of negotiations since 2016 was a "success", said Daif Allah al-Shami, information minister for the rebels' unrecognised national salvation government. Reached Thursday between the Huthis and a delegation for the internationally recognised government, the accord called for an "immediate" ceasefire in Hodeida city and its lifeline port, a key gateway for aid and food imports in a country where 14 million people stand on the brink of famine.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:55:26 -0500
  • Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:44:18 -0500
  • Gun Deaths in the U.S. Are at Their Highest Rates in Decades, CDC Says

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    The problem is driven in part by suicides

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:12:45 -0500
  • Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia's move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying countries had "no rights" to do so. Australia's move follows U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies. "Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel," Mahathir told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Bangkok.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:22:12 -0500
  • Student loans totaling $150M to be forgiven by US Department of Education

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    The U.S. Department of Education plans to cancel about $150 million in student loan debt, which means about 15,000 borrowers will be forgiven.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:25:43 -0500
  • What to do if the gift you're giving isn't going to arrive on time

    If the gift you've ordered isn't going to ship or arrive on time, you aren't out of luck. Check out these suggestions for instantaneous gifting.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:24:39 -0500
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    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:00:21 -0500
  • Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:07:47 -0500
  • Our Plastic Addiction Has Reached A New Crisis Level

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    This is not a good look. Humans are using more oil-based plastic than ever,

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 05:45:12 -0500
  • Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: police

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    An explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse. Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising in the night air. A police official for the Hokkaido region told AFP "there are 42 injuries" but no one was killed.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:27:47 -0500
  • Inside the threatened Kurdish proto-state that holds the keys to defeating Isil

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    On one end of Qamishli’s main street flies the two-starred Syrian national flag. On the other, that of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party. “One flag represents our past oppression, the other our freedom,” says Mahmoud, who owns a clothing shop which sits between the two.   Before the civil war, it would have been unthinkable for the Kurdish minority to openly pledge allegiance to anything other than the President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian Arab Republic. But seven years into Syria's interminable conflict the Kurds appear to have carved out something of a proto-state in this corner of northeastern Syria, thanks in part to their efforts to flush out Isil. While they have been crushing the Caliphate to a tiny sliver of territory - taking the last town held by the Islamist on Friday morning - their separatist ambitions have largely been overlooked. Until now. Kurdish-held northern Syria The city of Qamishli has become the centre of the Kurds’ ambitious self-administration project. While a few government buildings and statues of President Assad remain, Qamishli and the surrounding areas are now firmly under the control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Mahmoud is a proud supporter of the PYD, but still he declines to give his full name to the Telegraph for fear of reprisal should the regime one day return. Assad has repeatedly promised to retake every inch of Syria, including the third currently in Kurdish hands. The prospect looked more likely than at any other time in the war this week after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Turkish troops and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels to ready for an assault on Syria’s Kurds. Turkey views the PYD’s military arm, the Popular Protection Units (YPG), as a terrorist organisation because of its links to an insurgent group inside Turkey, and has watched with growing concern at Kurdish expansionism on the other side of its border. In recent years, Turkish forces have already swept into Syria pushing the YPG out of territory west of the Euphrates river. But past offensives have stopped at its banks, partly to avoid direct confrontation with US troops that back the Kurds. "Turkey has lost enough time in terms of intervening to clean the terror swamp east of the Euphrates. We don't have the patience to wait one more day," Mr Erdogan warned on Friday. Men queue up to buy bread outside a bakery on the outskirts of Qamishli Credit: Sam Tarling The Kurds, who have so far relied on the US for support in their battles against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), have threatened to abandon the fight if they are left to fend for themselves in the face of a Turkish onslaught. But Washington has sent mixed signals on whether it would be behind them in any fight against Nato ally Turkey. “We don’t rely on any government, we just have strategic alliances,” Salih Muslim, a prominent political player in Rojava who until recently co-chaired the PYD, told the Sunday Telegraph. “The Kurds have expected a move from Turkey for a while now and will not easily back down.” Whatever they might say, it is clear is that the Kurds cannot stave off Turkish aggression alone. In the absence of a reliable ally in the US, they may soon be forced to decide whether to risk their chances, or eek out an unfavourable deal with Assad to secure long-term survival. “We have to take Assad at his word,” Khalaf Dahowd, head of the foreign committee of the Democratic Change Movement, told the Sunday Telegraph from his office in Qamishli, refering to the president's pledge to take back all Syria's territory. “If he gets the chance to take Rojava he will,” said Mr Dahowd, using the Kurdish name for the area of self-rule which covers some 15,000 square miles. A convoy of American Special Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces fighters makes a stop during a patrol near the Turkish border in northern Syria Credit:  Sam Tarling “Even when he was at his weakest point, before Russia intervened and it looked like he was going to lose everything, Assad refused to work with the Kurds,” he said. “Now he is winning, and as the saying goes - the winner takes all.” Kurdish officials who were part of the first delegation to Damascus over the summer say the Syrian government was not prepared to make a single concession. Despite this, the Kurds - who are just about the only side in the multi-faceted war not to have had a full-scale military conflict with the regime - still hold out hope for a political solution. The Kurds, who number more than two million in Syria, have made great sacrifices for their “democratic experiment”, as they call their pseudo-state in the north. Islamic State losing its grip on Syria The YPG has suffered considerable losses in the battles against Isil in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in the east. Officials estimate up to 8,000 fighters have been killed and 5,000 injured. Fierce battles are still ongoing for the last sliver of jihadist territory in Deir Ezzor. At least 5,000 IS fighters remain holed up in the pocket of territory, including some 2,000 foreign fighters, mostly Arabs and Europeans along with their families. The YPG has also made significant gains, including control of the country’s borders with Turkey and Iraq, its most lucrative oil fields and the freedom to once again speak their native language after decades of repression. “There are basic things we cannot give up; we need our democratic rights and our culture and language to be protected,” said Fawza al-Youssef, the co-chair of the executive body of the North Syria Federation. “But there are other things that are negotiable.” Mahmoud Mohammad Serhan, 59, a a retired trader who now keeps a farm, gets a cutthroat shave at a barber shop in Qamishli Credit:  Sam Tarling Relinquishing control of the borders and folding the YPG, into the national army, would be among the demands she says the self-administration would consider in return for a decentralisation of government. It would also be willing to do a deal on the oil fields in eastern Deir Ezzor province, which account for more than 80 per cent of the country’s pre-war production and currently lie within their control. “We aren’t saying all of this is rightfully ours, but the people here should benefit,” Ms Youssef said.  The next few days will prove pivotal for the Kurds as they face the greatest existential threat to their autonomy project since the war began. “We can’t go back to where were were before 2011, when we had nothing,” said Ms Youssef. “We have not fought this hard for it all to be destroyed.”

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:11:19 -0500
  • Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:30:54 -0500
  • China's Xi declares an 'overwhelming victory' over graft: state media

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared an "overwhelming victory" in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated corruption will continue, state media reported. Xi has pledged to wage war on graft until corruption of all kinds has been expunged at all levels of the Communist Party, from high-level "tigers" to low-level "flies".

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 02:11:29 -0500
  • I became a Democrat a year ago and found my own voice. It changed everything.

    I wrote my truth, held my breath and waited. I now care about lots more things than I used to, and I've finally embraced my Asian-American identity.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:00:08 -0500
  • Best Air Fryers of 2018

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    Crispy fries without all the oil? That's the golden promise of air fryers, and it probably explains why roughly 4 million were sold over a recent 12-month period in the U.S. That represents a ten...

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:56:00 -0500
  • Giuliani Says ‘Over My Dead Body’ Will Trump Meet With Mueller

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    Giuliani, who’d at times floated the possibility of a meeting in interviews over several months, didn’t answer directly when asked about a CNN report on Dec. 14 that Mueller wants to interview Trump in his investigation of Russia influence in the 2016 campaign. In a separate interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Giuliani was less definitive when asked whether it’s possible Trump will talk to Mueller.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:53:19 -0500
  • Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid in the basement of a home.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:06:23 -0500
  • Rocco The Cheeky Parrot Keeps Using Amazon's Alexa To Order Snacks

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    A mischievous parrot who was booted from an animal sanctuary for his foul

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:31:25 -0500
  • Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

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    Iraqis on Sunday laid the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or "the hunchback," hosted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's only public appearance as IS chief, when he declared a self-styled "caliphate" after the jihadists swept into Mosul in 2014. The structures were ravaged three years later in the final, most brutal stages of the months-long fight to rid Iraq's second city of IS.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:09:04 -0500
  • Senate Republican: Obamacare ruling 'far too sweeping' in overturning entire law

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    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is interviewed on "This Week" about the potential government shutdown next week and the ruling from a federal judge in Texas declaring Obamacare unconstitutional.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:07:09 -0500
  • Man who demolished landmark house ordered to build replica

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was ordered this week to rebuild it exactly as it was.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:09:23 -0500
  • French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday

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    In Paris, police were out in force to contain outbursts of violence. Police fired water cannon and teargas in the afternoon to disperse groups of protesters in sporadic, brief clashes with riot police on the Champs-Elysees and adjacent streets. Topless feminist activists braved the cold to face off with security forces, a few meters away from the Elysee Palace, the president's residence.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:00:09 -0500
  • Cash deposited in Robinhood's 3% checking and savings isn't insured, SIPC says

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    Cash in Robinhood's new checking and savings products that were rolled out this week is not insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corp.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:51:51 -0500
  • Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem

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    The Palestinian leadership on Saturday described as "irresponsible" Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it violated international law. The country became one of just a few to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise the contested city as Israel's capital, saying. Australia said it would open a defence and trade office in the west of the holy city and Prime Minister Scott Morrison also committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 05:48:26 -0500
  • As Mueller's inquiry deepens, is the net closing in on Trump?

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    The number of discrete federal prosecutor’s offices with investigations under way potentially targeting Trump continues to grow. After a week that could tally as one of the most turbulent of his presidency, Donald Trump and his embattled top aides have been hit with strong signs the worst is yet to come, in the form of tersely worded court documents and testimony. On Wednesday, Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, whose job for 10 years was, in his own words, to cover up Donald Trump’s “dirty deeds”, stood before a US district judge and described how his once-bulletproof faith in Trump had been shattered.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 05:00:08 -0500
  • Last minute donation saves Chicago church from auction

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    CHICAGO (AP) — A 120-year-old Chicago church was saved from auction after a midnight call from a group of donors, which one church official said was "a Christmas miracle."

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:43:01 -0500
  • Qatar Buys Mexican Oil Stakes From Eni

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    Eni and the government-owned energy company in Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, will produce about 90,000 barrels of oil a day from the Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli fields in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of 2021, Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Qatar’s energy minister, said in Doha. The fields hold 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, he said at a press conference with Eni Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0500
  • Pacific Life Yanks Ads After Tucker Carlson's Dig That Immigrants Make U.S. 'Dirtier'

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    Prominent insurance company Pacific Life has pulled its commercials from

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:53:55 -0500
  • Court says no bail as Cosby appeals sex assault conviction

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    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:20:52 -0500
  • Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report on asbestos in baby powder

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    US pharmaceutical and cosmetics group Johnson & Johnson saw its shares plunge Friday after a media report alleged the group had deliberately concealed for decades that its baby powder sometimes contained asbestos. A lengthy investigation by the Reuters news agency, which reviewed thousands of company documents, showed the company marketed talc-based products that, at least between 1971 and the beginning in the 2000s, sometimes contained asbestos. J&J stock closed down more than 10 percent at $133 on the New York Stock Exchange, its worst one-day fall in 16 years.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:50:53 -0500
  • At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike: officials

    The strike, against local Taliban commander Sharif Mawiya, was the latest in a series targeting senior insurgents, including the shadow governor of the strategic southern province of Helmand, who was killed on Dec. 2. Several Taliban military commanders have been killed this month by Afghan forces, backed by U.S. advisers and air power. The tactic has raised the risk of civilian casualties and Abdul Latif Fazly, a member of the provincial council, said eight women and 12 children were killed and more than 15 others wounded in Friday's airstrike.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:51:51 -0500
  • GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

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    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:56:30 -0500
  • Gandhi dynasty returns from the shadows as reluctant heir finds golden touch

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    The Gandhi clan is back. Following a period in the doldrums under the bombastic rule of their arch-rival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a series of intriguing victories in state elections has put India's first family back in the political spotlight. Shock wins by Rahul Gandhi’s Congress Party in state elections this week germinated what many thought impossible just a few weeks ago - a palpable threat to Mr Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in next year's general elections. Long seen as an ineffectual leader and, by some, as a hopeless cause for the centre-Left's return to power, Mr Gandhi has surprised his critics with a shock turn-around. "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time," the youthful looking 48-year-old said, quoting Leo Tolstoy. The Gandhi dynasty boasts three prime ministers, starting with independent India's first, Jawaharlal Nehru, and later his daughter, Indira Gandhi. However, Nehru’s great-grandson Rahul has often been called out for lacking the gravitas, charisma or brinkmanship of his ancestors - all but ruling him out from governing the world's second most populous country. Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, has enjoyed a turnaround in his political fortunes   Credit: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters But after years of being seen as a reluctant, lightweight spouting immature and petulant jibes at his rivals, he has forged a talent for riling his opponents, especially Mr Modi.     In the past year Mr Gandhi has gone on the offensive, making trips to several provinces to woo the vote from a wide strata of Indian society; from farmers and village chiefs, to CEOs and foreign policy thinktanks. Last week's unexpected victories, albeit close ones, in the state assembly polls of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were won in the religious, linguistic and demographic powerbase of the BJP. Mr Gandhi attributed his party’s triumphs to "farmers, party workers, shopkeepers and small businessmen" - the BJP’s bread-and-butter vote. The Congress party - whose high command also includes Sonia Gandhi, mother of Rahul and widow of the assassinated prime minister Rajiv Gandhi - is now a credible threat and is gearing up for two more state elections early next year, in the north-east states of Sikkhim and Arunachal Pradesh. The votes next year, culminating in a national poll for India's top job are now being framed as a "gladiatorial contest between PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi" by influential newspaper editorials. Mr Gandhi will face the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi in next year's general elections Credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP The Gandhis will now be re-energised in attempts to form an alliance with various regional parties, who could hold the key to unseating Mr Modi in the election, which must be held before May 2019. Since the shock defeats last week, Mr Modi has been working on sweetners to buy off voters in an increasing sign of panic over his rising rival. After conceding that he would "respect the mandate of the people" he is said to be working on ways to waive big loans taken by farmers and possible minimum prices for crops to appease the rural vote. Mr Modi's blend of Hindu nationalism, technological focus, diplomatic dealings, and a strong - if slightly dubious - backstory of rising from lowly tea seller to the land’s highest office chimed with the masses four years ago, winning him a landslide election.  But it seems many of the 900 million-strong electorate may be focused on matters other than temples and tweets, such as the plunging rupee, agricultural loans and education.  Mr Gandhi’s direction for India would be markedly different in that his party’s ideology is strictly secular and is traditionally the choice of a broad mix of the urban middle class and liberals. "PM Modi was handed a huge opportunity. It is a sad thing that he refused to listen to the heartbeat of the country. The arrogance came in," said Mr Gandhi.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:04:24 -0500
  • 'The man is pathetic': Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani goes on offensive against Michael Cohen, prosecutors

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    In May, before Cohen turned on Trump, Giuliani called him "an honest, honorable lawyer."

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:07:21 -0500
  • Priest takes pope's mandate - good deeds for all - across US

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:20:54 -0500
  • Inside Polo Storico - where classic Lamborghinis are reborn

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    Polo Storico is Lamborghini's in-house restoration program that can facilitate everything – from vehicle history to complete rebuilds using original parts. We went for a closer look

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:02:10 -0500
  • Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling

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    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says Congress should hold a vote

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:10:36 -0500
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