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10 shot, 4 dead, as family gathered to watch football game in Fresno
10 shot, 4 dead, as family gathered to watch football game in Fresno
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  • 2019-11-18 05:27:00Z

Four people are dead after 10 individuals were shot in Fresno on Sunday evening after a family had gathered to watch football, police said. A suspect sneaked into the backyard of the home and opened fire on those who had gathered there, according to Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley. The shooter was able to escape and police do not know their identity, Dooley said.

10 shot, 4 killed at backyard football party in California
10 shot, 4 killed at backyard football party in California
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  • 2019-11-18 05:09:18Z

Ten people were shot and four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into the backyard and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the city's southeast side while people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said. Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three people being found dead in the backyard.

Groups of Protesters Block Roads in Kowloon: Hong Kong Update
Groups of Protesters Block Roads in Kowloon: Hong Kong Update
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  • 2019-11-18 03:44:56Z

(Bloomberg) -- Protesters remained holed up at a university in Kowloon after a weekend standoff that led to dramatic scenes, with smoke billowing from multiple fires at the campus as the work week kicked off.Police said Monday morning that they were conducting a dispersal operation at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and disputed news reports that they had "raided" the campus. Earlier, they had said live ammunition may be used in clearing the site, where an unknown number of protesters had been holed up for several days. The university said that activists had damaged laboratories and taken "dangerous chemicals."The chaotic scenes came as Hong Kong braced for yet more disruption after...

Washington silent as US-crafted regime under fire in Iraq
Washington silent as US-crafted regime under fire in Iraq
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  • 2019-11-18 03:13:10Z

It posted tens of thousands of troops in Iraq, huddled with its leaders and helped craft its laws -- but with the country swamped by deadly protests, Washington is staying out of the fray. Its apparent absence during a key turning point in Iraq lays bare how much its interests and influence have waned since the 2003 US-led invasion that opened the door to fellow Shiite-majority neighbour Iran. "The (US-Iraq) gulf has never been so big, and keeps getting bigger," a senior Iraqi official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Conservative Group Fires Michelle Malkin Over Support for Holocaust Denier
Conservative Group Fires Michelle Malkin Over Support for Holocaust Denier

Charley GallayA conservative group cut ties with right-wing columnist Michelle Malkin on Sunday over her support for an anti-Semitic internet personality, ramping up a growing conservative civil war centered on college campuses.Malkin's firing from Young America's Foundation, whose speaker's bureau had booked Malkin for speeches across the country for the past 17 years, marks the latest battle between supporters of Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and more establishment conservative figures. "Michelle Malkin in no longer part of YAF's campus lecture program," a YAF spokesman said in an email to The Daily Beast. Malkin didn't respond to a request for comment. How Donald Trump Jr. Landed Smack...

Focus: Ford bets on an electric Mustang to charge its turnaround
Focus: Ford bets on an electric Mustang to charge its turnaround

The Mustang Mach E electric sport utility vehicle Ford Motor Co unveiled in Los Angeles on Sunday is more than another car for the storied automaker. The Mach E has become within Ford a high-profile test for a restructuring that has been marred by profit warnings, costly quality problems and the troubled launch this year of another important vehicle, the Ford Explorer sport utility. For Chief Executive Jim Hackett, the Mach E's aggressive design and futuristic interior represent a long-awaited, visible sign of the overhaul of the company's product creation process that he has tried to explain to skeptical Wall Street analysts for the past two years.

Ford bets on an electric Mustang to charge its turnaround
Ford bets on an electric Mustang to charge its turnaround

The Mustang Mach E electric sport utility vehicle Ford Motor Co unveiled in Los Angeles on Sunday is more than another car for the storied automaker. The Mach E has become within Ford a high-profile test for a restructuring that has been marred by profit warnings, costly quality problems and the troubled launch this year of another important vehicle, the Ford Explorer sport utility. For Chief Executive Jim Hackett, the Mach E's aggressive design and futuristic interior represent a long-awaited, visible sign of the overhaul of the company's product creation process he has tried to explain to skeptical Wall Street analysts for the past two years.

No offers, no workout invitations for Colin Kaepernick after Saturday
No offers, no workout invitations for Colin Kaepernick after Saturday's session

In the aftermath of Colin Kaepernick's Saturday workout, some in league circles have suggested that nothing will change. For now, nothing has changed. Per a league source, Kaepernick's representatives have not heard from any teams with either an invitation to work out privately or an offer to

Kyle Busch wins second Cup championship with victory at Miami
Kyle Busch wins second Cup championship with victory at Miami

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver capitalizes as his teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. stumble.

Syracuse University suspends fraternity
Syracuse University suspends fraternity's activities after alleged racist incidents
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  • 2019-11-18 00:48:22Z

A fraternity's social activities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the semester after alleged racist incidents. In one incident, an African American female student was allegedly subjected to a verbal, racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to the campus, according to a public safety information notice posted on the school's website.

Report: Last summer the Lakers, among others, were hoping Suns would buy out Aron Baynes
Report: Last summer the Lakers, among others, were hoping Suns would buy out Aron Baynes

Aron Baynes has been critical to the Suns racing out to a 7-4 start with the fourth-best net rating in the NBA. When Deandre Ayton was suspended for 25 games (after testing positive for a diuretic, a banned substance), Baynes has stepped up and been exactly what the Suns needed. He is scoring 15 points per game, shooting 46.5 percent from three (which is opening up the floor for guys like Devin Booker), and providing a big body defensive presence in the paint.

UPDATE 1-Trump assails Pence aide who testified in impeachment probe
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  • 2019-11-17 23:32:54Z

Writing on Twitter, Trump was scornful of Jennifer Williams, a foreign policy aide to Pence who testified earlier this month that some of Trump's comments on a phone call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart last summer were "inappropriate." Her testimony was released on Saturday. "Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read BOTH transcripts of the presidential calls," Trump wrote on Twitter.

Massachusetts man arrested after son, 5, allegedly takes heroin to school and brags it makes him feel like Spider-Man
Massachusetts man arrested after son, 5, allegedly takes heroin to school and brags it makes him feel like Spider-Man

A father is facing drug possession charges after his son, 5, allegedly took heroin to school and said tasting it made him feel like Spider-Man.

Family of Marine deserter wanted for murder makes heartfelt plea for him to surrender
Family of Marine deserter wanted for murder makes heartfelt plea for him to surrender
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  • 2019-11-17 23:01:09Z

A Virginia family made a heartfelt plea for their son to turn himself in for murder after he allegedly deserted his Marine post in North Carolina and killed his mother's live-in boyfriend. Authorities have been searching for Michael Brown, a 22-year-old Marine combat engineer, since last weekend when he was named as a suspect in the fatal shooting of 54-year-old Rodney Brown, who was found dead in his Hardy, Virginia, home on Nov. 9. Brown's mother, Vanessa Hanson, begged for him to surrender in a tearful interview on Friday, saying she was afraid of losing him.

No. 6 Gamecocks' hot start leads to 92-50 App State blowout

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows there's a different, more intense feel at practice - and that's showing in game after game this fall. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had a season-high 21 points and No. 6 South Carolina used a huge first quarter to roll past Appalachian State 92-50 on Sunday. The Gamecocks

Thousands could be impacted by PG&E's upcoming potential power cuts
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  • 2019-11-17 22:00:34Z

"The forecast remains uncertain, but there is a possibility that the weather could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for some customers in the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and North Bay", the company said on Sunday, adding that it was monitoring for adverse weather on Wednesday. The company said the potential cuts were intended to avoid its equipment sparking wildfires in hot weather.

Badgers use balanced attack to defeat rival Marquette 77-61

Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft had an "aggressive" conversation with Brevin Pritzl on Saturday to get the senior guard fired up for Sunday's game against in-state rival Marquette. Pritzl had 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench, and each of Wisconsin's five starters scored in double figures

Trump dismisses Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams, who overheard Zelensky call, as
Trump dismisses Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams, who overheard Zelensky call, as 'Never Trumper'

In her testimony, Jennifer Williams said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine's president "struck me as unusual and inappropriate."

Thousands could be impacted by PG&E's upcoming potential power cuts
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  • 2019-11-17 21:51:39Z

About 180,000 customers in California could find themselves in the dark as Pacific Gas & Electric warned that an upcoming "strong offshore wind event" could prompt the bankrupt power producer to yet again shut off power in some areas. "The forecast remains uncertain, but there is a possibility

Trump tears into
Trump tears into 'nasty & obnoxious' Fox News host Chris Wallace for 'dumb' interview on impeachment

Though Trump has praised Fox News as the only news network he thinks treats him fairly, he has also bristled at any coverage he thinks is negative.

Trump Calls Fox News
Trump Calls Fox News' Chris Wallace 'Nasty & Obnoxious' Over Steve Scalise Interview

The president wasn't happy with the way Wallace grilled one of his loudest cheerleaders in Congress about impeachment.

Trump Ally Loses Bid to Unseat Louisiana Democratic Governor
Trump Ally Loses Bid to Unseat Louisiana Democratic Governor

(Bloomberg) -- Democrat John Bel Edwards won re-election as governor of Louisiana on Saturday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump who campaigned aggressively to support challenger Eddie Rispone, a Republican who fashioned his campaign as a referendum on the president.Edwards won with 51% of the votes, according to a results portal on the Louisiana secretary of state's website, a margin of about 40,000 votes. Turnout was 50.7% against 40.2% in the state's previous election for governor in 2015. It followed an election day in which the president urged Republicans via Twitter to get out and vote. The Louisiana race provided the latest litmus test of Trump's popularity before the 2020...

Nancy Pelosi says Trump
Nancy Pelosi says Trump's Yovanovitch tweet was about his 'own insecurity as an impostor'

"I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter. I think he knows full well that he's in that office way over his head," Pelosi said.

Bloomberg Apologizes for N.Y. 'Stop and Frisk': Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for not moving faster to reduce police stops under a "stop-and-frisk" policy while he was in office that critics said targeted blacks and Hispanics.Bloomberg spoke as he considers a late bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential contest."Over time, I've come to understand something that I long struggled to admit to myself: I got something important wrong. I got something important really wrong," Bloomberg said in remarks to the congregation at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn on Sunday. "Today, I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong, and I'm sorry."Bloomberg said he supported the policy as a way to...

White House insiders, including a Mike Pence aide, are testifying that Trump
White House insiders, including a Mike Pence aide, are testifying that Trump's Ukraine interactions seemed 'inappropriate' and 'irregular'

Pence aide Jennifer Williams testified that Trump's efforts to persuade Ukraine to examine his political rivals were "unusual and inappropriate."

'Very Sick' Ariana Grande Cancels Show After Revealing She's 'In So Much Pain'

The singer opened up about some health issues that might put an end to her "Sweetener" world tour.

The Latest: Redskins continue moving backward on offense
The Latest: Redskins continue moving backward on offense

If almost losing to the Miami Dolphins on a 2-point conversion attempt wasn't rock bottom for the Washington Redskins, they found it against the New York Jets. Already trailing the Jets 13-0 on two touchdown passes by Sam Darnold, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins found fellow rookie Terry McLaurin

Syracuse suspends all fraternity activities after string of racist, anti-Semitic incidents
Syracuse suspends all fraternity activities after string of racist, anti-Semitic incidents

Syracuse suspended a fraternity and halted social activities of all fraternities for the semester after a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents.

Lady Gaga Serves as a Bridesmaid for Her Best Friend
Lady Gaga Serves as a Bridesmaid for Her Best Friend's Wedding: 'Time to Party!'

Lady Gaga Serves as Bridesmaid for Best Friend's Wedding

How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0
How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0

WASHINGTON -- In the 2017 fiscal year, FedEx owed more than $1.5 billion in taxes. The next year, it owed nothing. What changed was the Trump administration's tax cut -- for which the company had lobbied hard.The public face of its lobbying effort, which included a tax proposal of its own, was FedEx's founder and chief executive, Frederick Smith, who repeatedly took to the airwaves to champion the power of tax cuts. "If you make the United States a better place to invest, there is no question in my mind that we would see a renaissance of capital investment," he said on an August 2017 radio show hosted by Larry Kudlow, who is now chairman of the National Economic Council.Four...

Palestinian journalists protest wounding of colleague
Palestinian journalists protest wounding of colleague

Jerusalem (AFP) - "The eyes of truth will never be blinded," protesters' placards read, as Palestinian journalists wore eye patches Sunday to decry the wounding of a colleague in the occupied West Bank. Muath Amarneh has been in an Israeli hospital since he was hit in the eye Friday during clashes between Israeli border police and Palestinian demonstrators in the village of Surif, close to Hebron in the southern West Bank. Dozens of Palestinian journalists rallied Sunday -- protesting with one eye covered in solidarity.

'Pam Bondi is a great womem!': Another Trump typo mocked by Twitter users

"Womem" became a trending term on Twitter after the president sent out that misspelling in a retweet praising former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Leading Muslim groups to challenge India holy site court ruling
Leading Muslim groups to challenge India holy site court ruling

Two leading Muslim groups said Sunday they will file petitions in India's top court challenging its decision to award Hindus control of a bitterly disputed holy site that has sparked deadly inter-religious violence. The Supreme Court ruled on November 9 that the holy site in Ayodhya, where Hindu mobs destroyed a 460-year-old mosque in 1992, must be managed by a trust to oversee the construction of a Hindu temple. A separate piece of land in Ayodhya would be given over to a Muslim group to build a "prominent" new mosque.

Chuck Todd Confronts GOP Senator: You Blame
Chuck Todd Confronts GOP Senator: You Blame 'Everybody' but Trump on Ukraine Scandal

A month after their explosive confrontation over impeachment and Ukraine, Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) were back at it on Sunday when Todd pointedly told Johnson that he seemed to "blame this on everybody" but President Trump.Johnson, who has previously said it made him "wince" when U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland said President Trump would release military aid to Ukraine when Ukraine moved to "get to the bottom of what happened in 2016," told Todd that he understood why Trump wanted an investigation."What I also know is when I sprung that on President Trump in my August 31st phone call," Johnson said on Meet the Press, "he completely denied there...

Thousands march in Greek annual anti-junta demo
Thousands march in Greek annual anti-junta demo

Thousands of Greeks took part in demonstrations Sunday to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising, with police bracing for trouble after a series of raids on anarchists. This year the protest was heavily influenced by opposition to the new conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, elected in July on a pledge to strengthen law and order. "Down with the right-wing government" read a banner carried by the protesters.

Bloomberg apologizes for
Bloomberg apologizes for 'stop and frisk' police practice

Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial "stop-and-frisk" police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York's mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color.

Trump tells Kim Jong Un that Joe Biden is
Trump tells Kim Jong Un that Joe Biden is 'somewhat better' than a 'rabid dog'

"Mr. Chairman, Joe Biden may be Sleepy and Very Slow, but he is not a 'rabid dog,'" the president tweeted in a tepid defense Biden.

Trump hails
Trump hails 'cash' to farmers, U.S. aid in China trade war

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed a "cash" payout to American farmers before the Thanksgiving Day holiday that he attributed to China tariffs, but that money actually is part of a U.S. government aid package. "Our great Farmers will recieve (sic) another major round of 'cash,' compliments of China Tariffs, prior to Thanksgiving," he wrote on Twitter. In the meantime, and as you may have noticed, China is starting to buy big again.

In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation
In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation
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  • 2019-11-17 16:59:01Z

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment. In a CBS interview broadcast on Sunday, she alluded to Nixon's resignation after the Watergate scandal involving a break-in at Democratic Party headquarters and the subsequent cover-up.

Trump To Kim Jong Un: Joe Biden Is
Trump To Kim Jong Un: Joe Biden Is 'Somewhat Better' Than A Rabid Dog
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  • 2019-11-17 16:56:39Z

North Korea said the former vice president should "be beaten to death with a stick" for calling Kim a "murderous dictator."

In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation
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  • 2019-11-17 16:54:20Z

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amplified her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon on Sunday, saying that the disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment. Nixon, whose name has become synonymous with scandal and ignominy for many Americans, resigned in 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against him but before the full House voted on the issue, and he was not impeached.

UPDATE 1-Trump hails 'cash' to farmers, U.S. aid in China trade war
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  • 2019-11-17 16:48:44Z

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed a "cash" payout to American farmers before the Thanksgiving Day holiday that he attributed to China tariffs, but that money actually is part of a U.S. government aid package. "Our great Farmers will recieve (sic) another major round of 'cash,' compliments of China Tariffs, prior to Thanksgiving," he wrote on Twitter. In the meantime, and as you may have noticed, China is starting to buy big again.

Chris Wallace Accuses Top Republican of
Chris Wallace Accuses Top Republican of 'Very Badly' Mischaracterizing Impeachment Testimony

Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly confronted House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday over the top Republican's characterization of last week's impeachment testimony, accusing the congressman of "very badly" misrepresenting the witnesses' positions.Wallace pressed the Trump-boosting Louisiana lawmaker on the upcoming testimony of U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sonldand, asking Scalise if it was possible Sondland could "blow a hole in the president's defense" if he testifies that the president told him Ukraine aid was being held up unless the Ukrainian president publicly announced an investigation into the Bidens."Well, the president's defense is that...

Trump says N.Korea went too far in calling Biden
Trump says N.Korea went too far in calling Biden 'rabid dog'
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  • 2019-11-17 16:27:32Z

US President Donald Trump issued a rare -- if tepid -- defense of election rival Joe Biden on Sunday, saying Pyongyang's depiction of him as "a rabid dog" who should be "beaten to death" went a bit too far. The president was responding to a conservative commentator's tweet about a particularly visceral attack on Biden issued Friday by North Korea. The North's official KCNA news agency said Biden had shown "the temerity to dare slander the dignity of the supreme leadership" of North Korea.

Gordon Sondland, who flaunted Trump access, may offer first-hand  account of Trump
Gordon Sondland, who flaunted Trump access, may offer first-hand account of Trump's Ukraine aims

Gordon Sondland flaunted an ability to dial Trump's phone number at will. Now, his relationship with the president puts both in a precarious position.

Private zoo owner in Crimea pleads for public to take 30 of his bears so he won
Private zoo owner in Crimea pleads for public to take 30 of his bears so he won't have to euthanise them
  • World
  • 2019-11-17 14:15:13Z

The owner of a struggling safari park in Crimea is giving more than thirty bears to save them from euthanasia.  Oleg Zubkov, the owner of the Taigan Lion Park near Simferopol, said he is seeking new homes for the animals because he can no longer afford to feed them. It comes after inspectors ordered the safari park, which is famous for its large collection of lions, found violations of veterinary regulations and ordered it closed for three months.  Speaking on his Youtube channel, "the Lion Man," Mr Zubkov said he could not afford to feed and look after the animals without the revenue from ticket sales and was left with no choice but to find them new homes or put them down.  "Twelve lions...

Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama
Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama
  • World
  • 2019-11-17 14:10:00Z

As has so often been the case since President Donald Trump took office, Moscow provides the mood music for the unfolding political drama. "With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared last week, and not for the first time. The impeachment investigation is centered on allegations that Trump tried to pressure Ukraine's new leader over the summer to dig up dirt on Trump political rival Joe Biden, holding up U.S. military aid to the Eastern European nation as leverage.

Jayme Closs
Jayme Closs's kidnapper gets in fight at New Mexico prison, video shows

Raw video: Video shows a 20-second fight between the man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents.

Three False Claims Muddying the Impeachment Debate
Three False Claims Muddying the Impeachment Debate

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Even though public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump have just begun, the subject has already become encrusted with legends and myths on all sides. In a polarized country, each side has its own talking points - and isn't paying enough attention to the other

Conservative Denver Radio Host Fired Midshow After Criticizing Trump
Conservative Denver Radio Host Fired Midshow After Criticizing Trump

Conservative Denver radio station 710 KNUS fired host and former district attorney Craig Silverman during his broadcast Saturday after he criticized Donald Trump, according to the Denver Post.Silverman told the paper he was taken off the air for replaying a 2015 interview with Trump surrogate Roger Stone, who was found guilty on seven federal charges on Friday including witness tampering.In the interview, Silverman told Stone that one of his biggest concerns with Trump was his connection to Roy Cohn, who assisted Joseph McCarthy in the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s and later served as Trump's personal lawyer. The Colorado radio station promptly took Silverman off...

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