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Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missing
Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missing

A North Korean official widely deemed as the nation's second most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed.

Texas Senator Challenges Legitimacy Of Mueller Probe As Push For Firing Continues
Texas Senator Challenges Legitimacy Of Mueller Probe As Push For Firing Continues

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) slammed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a tweet, and indicated that special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign will only be "legitimate" if Republicans like his findings.

Rex Tillerson offers olive branch as North Korean ambassador makes rare appearance at UN
Rex Tillerson offers olive branch as North Korean ambassador makes rare appearance at UN

The US secretary of state came face-to-face with North Korea's ambassador to the UN for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Rex Tillerson confronted Ja Song Nam at a Security Council meeting in New York. Mr Tillerson offered an olive branch to the North Koreans, telling them that "all options remain on the table" and urging them to abandon their nuclear programme and return to negotiation. "We do not seek, nor do we want, war with North Korea," he said. "The United States will use all necessary measures to defend itself against North Korean aggression, but our hope remains that diplomacy will produce a resolution."  He said that "a sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening...

Cousins charged with abuse of corpse, homicide in Pennsylvania murders
Cousins charged with abuse of corpse, homicide in Pennsylvania murders

Two cousins charged in the brutal murder of four men in Pennsylvania in July pleaded not guilty at their arraignment hearing Thursday.

Man charged in shooting of cops saved by bulletproof vests
Man charged in shooting of cops saved by bulletproof vests

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 37-year-old man was charged Friday in the shooting of two suburban St. Louis police officers who were saved by their bulletproof vests.

The oldest U.S. polar bear turned 37 years old and she had a better birthday than you
The oldest U.S. polar bear turned 37 years old and she had a better birthday than you

Coldilocks is the oldest Polar Bear in the United States and she celebrated her 37th birthday on Thursday at the Philadelphia Zoo.   Happy birthday to Coldilocks! At 37 years old, Coldilocks in the oldest #polarbear in the country! Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Coldi's birthday with treats, presents, singing, BEARthday cake and more! pic.twitter.com/dwymK59dj4 - Philadelphia Zoo (@phillyzoo) December 13, 2017 The average lifespan of polar bears in captivity is usually 23 years old according to zoo officials but Coldilocks is benefiting from personal care at the Philadelphia Zoo. SEE ALSO: The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yet...

Ex-'Today' Staffer Rips Matt Lauer In Tell-All About Their Affair
Ex-'Today' Staffer Rips Matt Lauer In Tell-All About Their Affair

A former "Today" staffer has come forward to describe what she called a consensual affair with then-host Matt Lauer in 2000.

Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For Harassment
Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For Harassment

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staffers at the Department of the Interior for inappropriate conduct in response to a bombshell employee survey revealing widespread harassment within the agency.

The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies
The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

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Can You Get Health Insurance Subsidies If You Buy Off-Exchange?
Can You Get Health Insurance Subsidies If You Buy Off-Exchange?

Q: I buy my health insurance privately through an insurance company, not the Affordable Care Act exchanges, and don't get a financial subsidy toward premiums. If I lose my job next year, can I si...

7 Investment Tips to Supplement Social Security

Social Security is an integral part of American society. Furthermore, the most recent cost of living increase to Social Security is a mere 2 percent for 2018 -- and that's after benefits only increased 0.3 percent in 2017 and weren't raised at all in 2016. Invest in annuities.

Where To Donate To Honor Each Of The 26 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
Where To Donate To Honor Each Of The 26 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

Thursday marks the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes
Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes

Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital stoked Palestinian anger. Israeli aircraft struck three facilities belonging to Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, before dawn on Thursday after the latest rocket attacks, Israel's military said.

First Fatality In Southern California Wildfires Confirmed
First Fatality In Southern California Wildfires Confirmed

Medical officials confirmed the first fire-related fatality in Southern California's most recent spate of wildfires to HuffPost on Saturday.

U.S. Diplomat
U.S. Diplomat's Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department

One diplomat's stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into the weakening State Department under Trump.

Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran
Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he is was expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran's government.

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Trump slams 'vicious' media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia

Donald Trump on Saturday renewed his onslaught against major US news networks, accusing them of launching a "vicious" assault on his presidency as he seized on a reporting error by CNN. Trump sounded the same anti-media narrative in a speech Friday in Florida when, pointing to a reporting error by ABC, he said, "Did you see all the corrections the media's been making? The US president regularly rails against top news outlets, both broadcast networks and newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

US policeman acquitted of killing unarmed man who begged for life
US policeman acquitted of killing unarmed man who begged for life

Officials in the southwestern US state of Arizona released a graphic video Friday showing an unarmed man sobbing and begging for his life moments before he was fatally shot by a police officer who was acquitted of murder. It was the latest in a spate of killings that have prompted criminal charges against law enforcement officials. Philip Brailsford, who shot and killed Daniel Shaver in the hallway of a hotel in January 2016, was acquitted of second-degree murder as well as reckless manslaughter by a jury on Thursday, according to USA Today.

Photos of the week: 12/1 - 12/8
Photos of the week: 12/1 - 12/8

The major storyline of the week was the devastating wildfires that ravaged Southern California.

Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man
Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma prosecutor announced Friday that he won't charge a police officer who fatally shot a deaf man, determining the killing was legally justified after the man aggressively approached the officer while armed with a 2-foot metal pipe.

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide
New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday.

Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move
Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move

Hundreds of Muslims attended Friday prayers in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Responding to the call of American Muslim organizations, worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president's residence. On Wednesday, Trump declared that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- turning his back on decades of American and international diplomacy.

Meghan Markle's comments praising Ivanka Trump have begun to resurface
Meghan Markle's comments praising Ivanka Trump have begun to resurface

Meghan Markle's remarks during a 2014 interview with Ivanka Trump have resurfaced and are going viral.

15 Elf On The Shelf Spinoffs
15 Elf On The Shelf Spinoffs

If you're a parent, you're likely familiar with The Elf on the Shelf, the holiday craze that takes over Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter each December.

Toyota to announce new Avalon big car at Detroit auto show
Toyota to announce new Avalon big car at Detroit auto show

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota will introduce a revamped Avalon full-size car at the Detroit auto show in January at a time when sales of big cars are falling as U.S. buyers continue their shift toward SUVs.

Fox News Host Says Lindsey Vonn Is 'Un-American' For Ripping Donald Trump
Fox News Host Says Lindsey Vonn Is 'Un-American' For Ripping Donald Trump

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn got an icy response from Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Friday after she criticized President Donald Trump.

Tomi Lahren Says It's Wrong To Believe Every Sex Assault Claim
Tomi Lahren Says It's Wrong To Believe Every Sex Assault Claim

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren knows how to push the right buttons.

China complains to Australia over Turnbull comments on interference
China complains to Australia over Turnbull comments on interference

China said on Friday it had lodged a complaint with Australia after its prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said he took reports very seriously that China's Communist Party had sought to interfere in his country. Turnbull said this week that foreign powers were making "unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political process" in Australia and the world. Turnbull, speaking to parliament on Thursday during the introduction of legislation to stop external interference in domestic politics, reiterated those concerns.

Northrop Grumman and Boeing Have Plans to Turbocharge America's Nuclear ICBMs
Northrop Grumman and Boeing Have Plans to Turbocharge America's Nuclear ICBMs

Northrop Grumman and Boeing teams were recently awarded Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction deals from the Air Force as part of a longer-term developmental trajectory aimed at developing new ICBMs. The new ICBMs will be deployed roughly within the same geographical expanse in which the current weapons are stationed. In total, dispersed areas across three different sites span 33,600 miles, including missiles in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Minot, North Dakota and Great Falls, Montana.

Japan
Japan's Midget Submarine Attack on Pearl Harbor Was a Suicide Mission

Unfortunately for officials in Tokyo, the Japanese Navy had struck a powerful blow, but not a crippling one. Just as importantly, not a single U.S. aircraft carrier was in Pearl Harbor at the time. Despite the debacle, the Japanese Navy continued sending Kō-hyōteki into combat.

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals The Best Bit Of Advice She's Ever Received
Jennifer Lawrence Reveals The Best Bit Of Advice She's Ever Received

Oprah Winfrey can dispense nuggets of wisdom, even under her breath.

UN envoy arrives in North Korea as nuclear tensions soar
UN envoy arrives in North Korea as nuclear tensions soar

Jeffrey Feltman's visit -- the first by a UN diplomat of his rank since 2010 -- comes less than a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States. Feltman shook hands with a North Korean foreign ministry official after flying into Pyongyang from Beijing on the North's Air Koryo.

Yemen
Yemen's Saleh ruled by shifting alliances as nation crumbled

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Ali Abdullah Saleh survived for decades as Yemen's strongman, the master of shifting alliances, playing both sides - or flipping sides freely - in the multiple guerrilla conflicts and civil wars that tore apart his impoverished nation throughout his life. But his last switch proved his end.

Why Meghan and Harry's wedding banana cake would be so right for now
Why Meghan and Harry's wedding banana cake would be so right for now

As many of us feast on every tiny detail about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, today's tasty morsel concerns the cake, specifically the banana wedding cake they are rumoured to have requested.  Not for them, apparently, the stiff and sturdy layers of a traditional cake. No, as befits their delightfully informal approach to life, a banana cake is what's called for. Eyes to camera. Cupcake wedding cake Credit: Brian Leatart/Photolibrary RM   In their unorthodox request, the young couple reflect a growing trend that a wedding should closely reflect the tastes and peccadillos of the couple, rather than rigidly following airless protocol. Rosalind Miller, award-winning...

Five questions on potential US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel
Five questions on potential US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump faces a Monday deadline to decide whether to move the US embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem. Israelis and Palestinians are eagerly watching to see whether he again renews a waiver delaying the move, as his predecessors have done. There are suggestions he will sign the waiver and decline to move the embassy for now, but later this week declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

DNA sketch leads to suspect confession in Texas slaying
DNA sketch leads to suspect confession in Texas slaying

DALLAS (AP) - After her oldest daughter was killed in May 2016, Michelle McDaniel and the rest of her family isolated themselves in their small Texas town out of fear that the unknown killer could be standing in line with them at the grocery store or passing them on the street.

U.S. Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal
U.S. Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sweeping tax overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday contains the Republicans' biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, repealing the requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance. The individual mandate is meant to ensure a viable health insurance market by forcing younger and healthier Americans to buy coverage to help offset the cost of sicker patients. Removing it while keeping the rest of Obama's Affordable Care Act intact is expected to cause insurance premiums to rise and lead to millions of people losing coverage, policy experts say.

Pope holds emotional meeting with refugees, says "Rohingya" for first time
Pope holds emotional meeting with refugees, says "Rohingya" for first time

By Philip Pullella and Krishna N. Das DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh on Friday and used the word Rohingya to describe them for the first time on his Asian trip, calling for them to be respected. The encounter took place at an inter-religious peace meeting on his first full day in Bangladesh, to where 625,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine state have fled from an army crackdown. Refugees have said scores of Rohingya villages have been burnt to the ground, people killed and women raped.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz talks Puerto Rico's recovery with Stephen Colbert
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz talks Puerto Rico's recovery with Stephen Colbert

About 50 percent of Puerto Rico still does not have power and the rest of the island still has unstable electricity according to San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who described the post-Hurricane Maria landscape leaving the island in a "touch and go situation still."  Cruz stopped by the studio to share what has been happening in the U.S. territory since the hurricane's destruction-and took some time to join the show's "Trump Attacked Me On Twitter" Hall Of Fame.  "President Trump has not been up to the standards that this country deserves," Cruz said, before referencing his "big mouth" in comparison to the "big hearts" of...

Senate Republicans Could Pass Tax Bill By Week's End
Senate Republicans Could Pass Tax Bill By Week's End

WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans made significant progress on their tax proposal Tuesday, with the Budget Committee advancing it to the House floor and senators coming close to agreements on a debt trigger, the individual health care mandate repeal and complicated business tax provisions that some Republicans think are too restrictive.

How to get ahead of the pack and avoid impulse buying on Black Friday
How to get ahead of the pack and avoid impulse buying on Black Friday

Black Friday is almost here, the day when retailers tempt customers to spend as much as possible. Given that most of us are watching our finances more carefully than ever, this can cause considerable anxiety. What can you do to find the best bargains while staying within your budget, and even more important, how can you avoid one of the most common mistakes - impulse buying?  What are you like? Some of us are more vulnerable than others to making snap decisions. Impulsivity, the tendency to act without planning or considering the consequences of our actions, is a powerful and complex characteristic. It's "moderately heritable", according to Laura Bevilacqua at New York University, which...

Barron Trump, in Spotlight for White House Holidays, Has Fierce Defenders in Clinton, Bush Kids
Barron Trump, in Spotlight for White House Holidays, Has Fierce Defenders in Clinton, Bush Kids

President Donald Trump and wife Melania are highly protective of their young son Barron's privacy

Justice pulls out of death penalty case after radio remarks

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana Supreme Court justice disqualified himself Tuesday from a death row inmate's appeal after a talk radio interview in which he cited the man's case in expressing support for capital punishment.

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Here's How Warren Buffett's Stock Portfolio Has Changed Over the Past 2 Years
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Warren Buffett prefers to hold stocks forever, but it doesn't always work out that way.

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damage
7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damage

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said. The US Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82 kilometres east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 09:45 am (2245 GMT). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued an alert saying areas within 300 kilometres (180 miles) could be affected, including Vanuatu and New Caledonia, whose capital Noumea sits some 250 kilometres east of the epicentre.

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

The Latest: GOP congressman calls for ban on elephant hunts
The Latest: GOP congressman calls for ban on elephant hunts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to delay new policy on importation of elephant trophies from two African countries (all times local):

Tesla Electric-Semi Truck to Be Tested By Walmart
Tesla Electric-Semi Truck to Be Tested By Walmart
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Tesla Electric-Semi Truck to Be Tested By Walmart

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