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  • Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Gubernatorial Race To Ron DeSantis news

    Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee running for governor of

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:43:38 -0500
  • Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker news

    An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:18:50 -0500
  • Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface It news

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Argentine government acknowledged on

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:52:05 -0500
  • Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian Assange news

    While transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange’s arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it’s possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:43:02 -0500
  • Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16 news

    Devastating wildfires continued to ravage parts of Northern and Southern

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:00:00 -0500
  • Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It news

    Volunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:54:24 -0500
  • List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018 news

    While many stores push the limits of Black Friday and offer store hours on

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:13:45 -0500
  • Fiery mailboxes and dogs in bags: fleeing California's wildfire news

    Nicole Montague and her 16-year-old daughter Destiny noticed a red glow on the horizon as they drove to school in Paradise, California, that Thursday morning. "As we were driving out, the mailboxes were on fire," Nicole said. California's deadliest ever wildfire, the innocuous-sounding "Camp Fire," swept into Paradise early on Nov. 8, as a rapid-moving, wind-fueled disaster that has left at least 76 people dead and more than 1,276 missing.

    Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:31:23 -0500
  • President Trump insists his lawyers did not write his answers to Mueller news

    President Trump told the press that he, not his lawyers, wrote the answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:55:32 -0500
  • Women Won The House For Democrats, But Men May End Up Running It news

    WASHINGTON ― They ran for office at record levels. They came to the polls in

    Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:00:19 -0500
  • Trump Calls Report That He’s Questioning Pence Loyalty ‘Phony’ news

    “I can’t imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President,” he said in a tweet Saturday. The New York Times report on Friday cited unidentified sources who said Trump was repeatedly asking aides and advisers about whether Pence was loyal. “The New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with @VP Mike Pence.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:25:17 -0500
  • Is Amazon about to turn into Lockheed Martin? What the company's move to Crystal City says about its future news

    Amazon will doubtlessly change Crystal City beyond recognition. But perhaps not before Crystal City, with its proximity to the Pentagon and the Capitol, exercises its own influence on Amazon.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:28:16 -0500
  • Eagle-eyed! Photographer captures stunning pictures of world's last remaining Mongolian eagle keepers

    These stunning photographs of the world’s last remaining Mongolian eagle keepers show the incredible bond between man and bird. The images, taken last month by photography tour guide Daniel Kordan, 29, show a group of 10 eagle hunters traveling between West and South Mongolia and across the Gobi Desert. The hunters train eagles from an early age and look after the majestic birds until they reach the age of 12.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:00:26 -0500
  • 78-year-old man in California claims he killed at least 90 people over four decades news

    A man now thought to be one of the most prolific serial killers in the US claims he killed as many as 90 people over four decades. Investigators have been able to close four unsolved murder cases because of the confessions of Samuel Little. The 78-year-old, also known as Samuel McDowell, was already serving a life sentence in California for three murders when he confessed to a Texas investigator.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:51:00 -0500
  • Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race news

    In a speech to her supporters on Friday night, Democrat Stacey Abrams

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:46 -0500
  • Joe Biden Just Adopted An Adorable Shelter Dog news

    Joe Biden is welcoming a furry new member to his family.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:59:51 -0500
  • The Latest: Hamas abides by cease-fire, restrains protests news

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local):

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:52:36 -0500
  • Honda Recalls 64,000 SUVs and Minivans for Brake Issue news

    Honda is recalling 64,785 SUVs and minivans because an improper coating on a brake component may lead to reduced braking performance, which raises the risk of a crash, according to the National H...

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:15:37 -0500
  • Cab Drivers Refuse To Pick Up Racists After Philly Rally With Proud Boys news

    Racists in Philadelphia were apparently denied a quick escape Saturday after

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:41:13 -0500
  • Jamal Khashoggi's dismembered corpse may have been 'carried out of Turkey in luggage' news

    The killers of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident journalist murdered in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate, may have used diplomatic immunity to smuggle his body out of the country in their luggage, according to Turkey’s defence minister. Khashoggi’s body has still not been found more than six weeks after he was killed, triggering a wave of global outrage at the kingdom. Donald Trump, the US president, has so far declined to publicly support the conclusion of the CIA that Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing but says he expects a full report on Monday or Tuesday. Riyadh has offered several explanations for what happened but insists the Crown Prince was not involved. At the weekend, Hulusi Akar, the Turkish defence minister, reportedly said the journalist’s killers may have taken his body parts out of Turkey. “One probability is that they left the country three to four hours after committing the murder. They may have taken out Khashoggi's dismembered corpse inside luggage without facing problems due to their diplomatic immunity,” said Mr Akar, according to CNN Turk. The CIA reportedly believes Mohammed bin Salman ordered the hit - but Donald Trump says any conclusions are "very premature" Credit: Reuters Turkey has said a 15-man team was involved in the killing. Last week, a Saudi prosecutor said the body was dismembered, removed from the building and handed to an unidentified “local co-operator”. On Friday, US news organisations reported that the CIA had concluded that responsibility stretched to the very top of the country’s ruling family. However, Mr Trump, who is under pressure to distance the US from a close ally, has pushed back, saying the conclusion was “very premature”. “We'll be having a very full report over the next two days, probably Monday or Tuesday,” Mr Trump said on Saturday. His position was backed by the State Department, which issued a statement saying the US had not yet come to a final conclusion about who ordered the killing.

    Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:22:47 -0500
  • Britain to push U.N. Security Council to back humanitarian truce in Yemen

    British U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce said she would give the 15-member council a draft resolution on Monday that would enshrine five requests made by U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock, one of which was for a truce around infrastructure and facilities on which the aid operation and commercial importers rely. Pierce said the aim of the resolution would be to put Lowcock's call "into practice." She gave no timeline for when the draft resolution could be put to a vote. The remaining four requests were for protection of the supply of food and essential goods, a larger, faster injection of foreign exchange into the economy through the central bank, increased humanitarian funding and support, and for the warring parties to engage in peace talks.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:57:09 -0500
  • Pence pulls U-turn, will stay overnight in Papua New Guinea news

    In a last-minute U-turn, US Vice President Mike Pence will spend the night in Papua New Guinea where he is attending a regional summit, changing plans to fly in and out of Australia which had led to complaints of a lack of committment. Pence had originally been due to shuttle to the APEC talks from the northern Australian city of Cairns rather than stay overnight in Port Moresby, which is hosting the gathering for the first time. The port city is effectively on lockdown with a heavy police presence and warships from the US, Australia and New Zealand patrolling offshore.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:44:29 -0500
  • Owner of three million mile Volvo P1800S dies news

    Irv Gordon, owner of the Volvo P1800S which holds the Guinness World Record for highest vehicle mileage, has died aged 77

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:41:42 -0500
  • Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me news

    A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is “probably” a factor in the backlash against her. Brenda Snipes, elections supervisor of Broward county, was condemned by Republicans and Democrats after failing to submit tallies in the US Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson on schedule.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:32:34 -0500
  • 10 of the Most Tranquil Outdoor Showers in the World

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    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:04:18 -0500
  • ‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge Support news

    Just three Democrats in the Congressional Progressive Caucus have pledged this

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:10:43 -0500
  • Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:26:22 -0500
  • Bill Maher Trashes Fans Mourning Stan Lee And Adults Who Read Comics news

    Comedian Bill Maher is getting the ire of the comic book world this weekend

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:25:31 -0500
  • Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 Missing news

    CHICO, Calif. (AP) -- With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:35:31 -0500
  • North Korea's Deadly Artillery Has the “Potential to Affect Millions of South Korean Citizens” news

    About that "ultramodern" weapon from last week: it could have been some fancy new artillery. 

    Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:22:00 -0500
  • Lamborghini Supercars Exist Because of a 10-Lira Tractor Clutch news

    The founder's feud with Enzo Ferrari inspired the first Lamborghini sports car.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:12:00 -0500
  • After 'nap-gate', Duterte skips APEC summit dinner news

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte passed on a gala dinner at a regional summit in Papua New Guinea, days after skipping key meetings in another gathering of world leaders for a "power nap". Duterte, who has a well-known disdain for stiff diplomatic gatherings, was a no-show Saturday night, sending his trade minister instead to pose with heads of state donning bright yellow and red Papua New Guinean shirts.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:06:56 -0500
  • Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over Protest news

    Simeonov, deputy premier in charge of economic and demographic policy, personally took the decision to step down on Friday over “his reluctance to cause tension in the government,” the cabinet in Sofia said in an email. Borissov is heading his third cabinet since 2009 in the European Union’s poorest nation, with goals including adopting the euro.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:41:43 -0500
  • Toxic Bay Area air quality is among worst in world right now news

    Schools across the Bay Area in California are closed due to bad air quality.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:46:12 -0500
  • The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead news

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local):

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:05:20 -0500
  • Giving Tuesday Encourages Philanthropy During the Holiday Season news

    Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday, Cyber Monday . . . The beginning of the year-end holiday season seems to be forever tied to a frenetic shopping spree for gifts. But in recent years, attent...

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:31:14 -0500
  • Facebook's Top Brass Say They Knew Nothing About Definers. Don't Believe Them. news

    Sweet, wide-eyed Mark Zuckerberg swears he didn't know anything.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:41:36 -0500
  • Trump Insists 'Raking' Will Help Stop Forest Fires; Twitter Reels news

    With 76 people dead and nearly 1,300 unaccounted for and feared dead in

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 23:26:34 -0500
  • Michelle Obama on running for political office: 'It's not something I would ever do' news

    Michelle Obama has an unyielding answer for anyone trying to persuade her to run for political office: she’s not interested. The former first lady discussed her newly published memoir Becoming with television host Jimmy Kimmel in his eponymous show on Thursday night when he asked her about people goading her to pursue a political career. “I know you said – repeatedly – you will not run for office,” Mr Kimmel said, “but has anyone ever really, like, seriously approached you and tried to convince you to run for office?

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:41:00 -0500
  • Planning My Wedding Is Making Me Feel Like I've Stepped Back 50 Years news

    When I got engaged last year, I expected wedding planning to be fun, if a

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:30:13 -0500
  • Macron and Merkel unite in struggle for Europe news

    Beleaguered at home, belittled abroad, Emmanuel Macron of France and Germany's Angela Merkel will use a Berlin meeting on Sunday to bolster their alliance as champions of a united Europe fraught with resurgent nationalism. After weeks of stalemate on issues such as eurozone reforms and how to get internet giants to pay more tax, the French president and German chancellor have recently gone out of their way to demonstrate unity and common purpose. Macron gave Merkel pride of place last weekend during commemorations marking the end of World War I where he spoke out against nationalism -- a message he is likely to hammer home again Sunday when addressing Germany's parliament as part of ceremonies to commemorate victims of war.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:08:29 -0500
  • North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea on Friday deported an American citizen it says it detained for illegal entry, a U.S. official said, an apparent concession that came even as the reclusive nation announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a pressuring tactic by Washington.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:32:39 -0500
  • New York–Inspired Paint Colors, Mythological Rugs, and More Great New Products to Source Now

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    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:02:25 -0500
  • Zimbabwe: the year since Mugabe's ousting news

    Here is a summary of key developments since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president of Zimbabwe a year ago after 37 years in charge of the southern African country. Military generals had seized power days earlier after he fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, amid concern Mugabe was positioning his wife Grace to succeed him. Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe from South Africa the following day, having fled after his dismissal two weeks earlier.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 23:41:07 -0500
  • A weighty issue: scientists redefine the kilogram after 129 years news

    The kilogram will no longer be measured against an actual weight, after scientists voted to start using an electromagnetic current. Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a single lump of platinum-iridium which is housed inside three glass bell jars at the headquarters of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) , just outside Paris. But the master copy, known as ‘Le Grand K’, has been picking up microparticles of dust, or losing mass in cleaning, causing consternation for scientists using it to measure ever more accurate weights. Now, after a week-long meeting at the Palace of Versailles representatives of 60 nations agreed to redefine the kilogram based on the unchanging value of the ‘Planck constant.’ Instead of checking it against an actual weight, scientists can now find an exact kilogram by measuring the amount of electricity needed to lift it, using a special set of scales known as The Kibble balance.   Scientists have been trying for decades to define a constant value for the kilogram that is derived from laws of physics, in the same way they have done for other standard units. For example, a metre is not defined as 100 centimetres but "the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second". Scientists Yuning Duan and Gert Rietveld celebrate after the vote on the redefinition of four base units of the International System of Units Credit: Reuters  Describing what impact the new kilogram would have, the BIPM said: "In the same way that if you replaced the decaying foundations of a house with robust new ones, it may not be possible to identify the difference from the surface, but some substantial changes would have taken place to ensure the longevity of the property." The BIPM also voted to update definitions for the ampere (electrical current), the kelvin (thermodynamic temperature) and the mole (amount of a substance). Martin Milton, director of the BIPM, said: “The SI redefinition is a landmark moment in scientific progress. "Using the fundamental constants we observe in nature as a foundation for important concepts such as mass and time means that we have a stable foundation from which to advance our scientific understanding, develop new technologies and address some of society's greatest challenges." Barry Inglis, who heads the committee for weights and measures, said the implications were immense. "We will now no longer be bound by the limitations of objects in our measurement of the world, but have universally accessible units that can pave the way to even greater accuracy, and even accelerate scientific advancement," he said. The new definitions agreed by the BIPM will come into force on May 20, 2019.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:03:32 -0500
  • Best Black Friday Deals on Instant Pot and Other Small Appliances news

    Deeply discounted small appliances are often advertised as doorbusters on Black Friday to get you in the store. But if you push past the countertop electrics on sale for $20 or less and wander ba...

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:01:48 -0500
  • Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass news

    U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:46:19 -0500
  • Stacey Abrams Fight Is Over news

    After a long battle, Democrat Stacey Abrams has decided to end her fight to be Georgia’s next Governor.

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:22:16 -0500
  • California's DIY firefighters battle alone as the richest hire private teams news

    As officials battled blazes elsewhere, residents of Cornell, California, chose to take on the fires rather than flee Roger Kelton searches through the remains of his mother-in-law’s home leveled by the Woolsey Fire, in Agoura Hills, near Cornell, California. Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:00:27 -0500
  • DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct news

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.

    Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:16:24 -0500
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