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Palestinians say they won't be blackmailed by U.S. move to close PLO office
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 18:51:13Z

By Ali Sawafta and David Brunnstrom RAMALLAH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Palestinian officials expressed surprise on Saturday at a U.S. decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington unless the group enters peace negotiations with Israel, and said they would not surrender to

Giants add Sterling Shepard to injury report
Giants add Sterling Shepard to injury report

The Giants may be without their best remaining receiver when the Chiefs come to town on Sunday. New York has added receiver Sterling Shepard to the injury report as questionable with an illness. Shepard had not previously been on the report. Shepard leads the team in receiving yards with 475, and he'

Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback
Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback

A set up against a man he'd never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas. Federer was on course to reach his 11th final at the elite season-ending tournament when he cruised through the first set, but Goffin took advantage

Clinton-Dix: Martellus Bennett quit on us
Clinton-Dix: Martellus Bennett quit on us

If the Packers accomplish what a couple of weeks ago would have seemed to be unthinkable - staying in the playoff hunt with Brett Hundley and Joe Houlihan at quarterback until Aaron Rodgers returns to clinch a berth - maybe they can point to the moment Martellus Bennett forced his way out as the thing

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64
AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.

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Everyone's Favorite Superhero Family Is Back in 'The Incredibles 2' Teaser

Disney/Pixar has unveiled the first teaser trailer for "The Incredibles 2," which promises to bring back the superhero family last seen in 2004.

FBI report on black
FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

WASHINGTON (AP) - An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.

China wants Bangladesh, Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis bilaterally
China wants Bangladesh, Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis bilaterally
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 15:50:57Z

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiations instead of an international initiative. "The international community should not complicate the situation," Wang said in

The Navy
The Navy's New Frigate Revealed

Well, sort of. The Pentagon's new RFP doesn't provide a whole lot of detail on what the Navy wants.

Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP
Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

ATLANTA (AP) - A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.

U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy
  • US
  • 2017-11-18 14:07:06Z

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. The U.S. Navy announced a series of reforms this month aimed at restoring basic naval skills and alertness at sea after a review of deadly ship collisions in the Asia-Pacific region showed sailors were under-trained and over-worked. Seventeen sailors have been killed this year in two collisions with commercial vessels involving guided-missile destroyers, the Fitzgerald in June off Japan and then the John S. McCain in August as it approached Singapore.

Palestinian official balking at US
Palestinian official balking at US 'extortion or pressure'
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 12:49:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal

Ivanka Trump's Company Shared Thanksgiving Advice On Twitter. It Did Not Go Over Well.
Ivanka Trump's Company Shared Thanksgiving Advice On Twitter. It Did Not Go Over Well.

Ivanka Trump's team attempted to dish out some Thanksgiving decoration tips via Twitter earlier this week.

Finns scramble to calculate path of blazing Arctic meteorite

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Finnish experts are scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball that lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body.

Giddy Zimbabweans gather in capital to march against Mugabe
Giddy Zimbabweans gather in capital to march against Mugabe
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 09:47:12Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Euphoric crowds of several thousand people gathered in Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power.

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal
Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.

Devin Booker
Devin Booker's 33 points power Suns past Lakers, 122-113

Devin Booker hit six 3-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night. Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just the second time in eight games. Tyler Ulis added 16

Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria
Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making ...

China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits
China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 04:05:09Z

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons. Song Tao, who heads

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe
Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 03:56:23Z

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the UN-led Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for

Broncos boss blames players, not coaches, for nosedive
Broncos boss blames players, not coaches, for nosedive

Broncos general manager John Elway defended his embattled rookie head coach and his staff Friday night while laying the blame for Denver's five-game skid squarely on the shoulders of his underachieving players. Elway spoke to reporters after a rain-soaked ceremony outside Sports Authority Field

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar
Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar
  • US
  • 2017-11-18 03:14:35Z

By David Shepardson and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media. Trump's reversal came hours after his administration released a rule on Friday to allow hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the United States, which had been banned by the Obama administration. "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts.

Judge Running For Ohio Governor Boasts On Facebook He's Bedded 50 Women
Judge Running For Ohio Governor Boasts On Facebook He's Bedded 50 Women

An Ohio Supreme Court justice who is campaigning to become governor of the state took to Facebook on Friday to reveal that he has been "sexually intimate" with 50 "very attractive females."

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter
Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday.

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered
US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.

Serena Williams shares intimate moment from her wedding day
Serena Williams shares intimate moment from her wedding day

Tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams' Wedding Dress Photos Are Here! Get All the Details on Her Custom Gown

Serena Williams Wedding Dress Designer and Photos

Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year
Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Gabby Douglas tells Aly Raisman
Gabby Douglas tells Aly Raisman 'it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy'

Gabby Douglas has stirred controversy for remarks toward fellow Olympian Aly Raisman, who claimed she was sexually abused by the former doctor for the U.S. women's gymnastics team.

Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry
Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 00:54:20Z

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation

Jake Tapper Rips Trump: People In Glass White Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones
Jake Tapper Rips Trump: People In Glass White Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

.@jaketapper: People in glass White Houses shouldn't throw stones.

Lebanon
Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France
  • World
  • 2017-11-18 00:50:47Z

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so.

19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act
19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act

Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.

'Project Runway' Star Wendy Pepper Dead At 53

Fashion designer Anne Eustis Pepper, known as Wendy Pepper to the many who watched her compete on "Project Runway," has died.

Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner 
Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner 

A dog who  was abandoned by her owner at an airport has died of a "broken heart". The dog, called "Nube Viajera'' or Wandering Cloud by the vets who treated her,  spent a month wandering around the terminal at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia hoping to be reunited with her owner. According to witnesses, she sniffed people at the airport before giving up the search and lying listlessly in a corner of the terminal. Nube viajera  Credit: CEN Both passengers and workers offered the dog, who was no more than two years old, food - but she refused to eat. "It is presumed that she had an owner and a home and that they abandoned her because the dog never...

Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island
Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island

The head of Puerto Rico's power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island's power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.

This trucker thinks Tesla
This trucker thinks Tesla's electric big-rig is a pipe dream

Truck driver Matthew Garnett explains why he doesn't trust Tesla's prototype electric semi-truck.

Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board
Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board

Argentina's navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Enrique Balbi, told local television that as there was no indication of problems from the submarine, it could not yet be termed lost.

Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Accusations
Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Accusations

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in spite of allegations that the former judge sexually assaulted multiple women.

U.S. Senate candidate Moore
U.S. Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down'

By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks. "He will not step down," Kayla Moore said at a news conference on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery. "He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama." The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice's campaign has been in turmoil since the Washington Post published a story last week detailing the accounts of three women who claim Moore pursued them while they were teenagers and he was...

Model Hunter McGrady is a
Model Hunter McGrady is a 'little curvier these days' - and she's OK with it

Hunter McGrady says she's a little thicker these days and she DGAF.

White House: Difference between Trump and Franken is that Trump has not admitted wrongdoing
White House: Difference between Trump and Franken is that Trump has not admitted wrongdoing

Further investigation into allegations against Trump are not warranted, said the White House, because "people spoke very loud and clear" by electing him.

See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse
See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse

A new 20-year NASA timelapse taken from space shows in just a few minutes how life on Earth shapes the planet year by year.

Immigrants Anxiously Await Citizenship As Processing Times Nearly Double
Immigrants Anxiously Await Citizenship As Processing Times Nearly Double

For immigrants, the road to U.S. citizenship has always been a long and difficult one.

Alabama
Alabama's Moore Slips Out of Poll Lead for First Time in Race

Republican candidate Roy Moore has slipped behind his Democratic opponent in polls of the Alabama Senate race for the first time, as his support erodes following allegations he made inappropriate sexual ...

As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business
As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business
  • World
  • 2017-11-17 21:40:54Z

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business. With Canada's legalization of a multi-billion dollar marijuana

White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'
White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the allegations of sexual assault against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are different from those President Donald Trump has faced because Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try
Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash ...

Wall Street pulls back at week
Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan. Investors have been hopeful that a tax bill under debate in Congress will boost corporate earnings and further fuel the stock market'

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys
Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 21:23:52Z

By Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday. Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that following payments by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the president began paying the bills and now wants to make the party "even." The expenses cover personal lawyers representing Trump before special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election, and whether Trump may...

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