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Saugus High School shootings: What you need to know about Santa Clarita, California
Saugus High School shootings: What you need to know about Santa Clarita, California

Santa Clarita is the third-most-populated city in Los Angeles County. It was named the third-safest city in America by Parenting Magazine in 2014.

Federal Judge Rules U.S.-Born
Federal Judge Rules U.S.-Born 'ISIS Bride' Not an American Citizen, U.S. Not Required to Repatriate Her

A federal judge ruled Thursday that 25-year-old Hoda Muthana, who lived in Alabama but left the U.S. in 2014 to join ISIS, is not an American citizen and therefore the country is not required to repatriate her.Muthana is the daughter of Yemen's former ambassador to the United Nations, Ahmed Ali Muthana. Judge Reggie Walton ruled that because Hoda was born while Ahmed Ali still had diplomatic status, Hoda could not be considered a U.S. citizen. Ahmed Ali has since become a naturalized citizen.In addition, Walton ruled that Ahmed Ali cannot provide financial aid to his daughter, who escaped from ISIS to a Kurdish refugee camp in 2018. Hoda Muthana has a son, Adam, who was born in ISIS...

View Photos of the 2020 Morgan Plus 4
View Photos of the 2020 Morgan Plus 4

Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Is Up to 63% off on Amazon Right Now
Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Is Up to 63% off on Amazon Right Now

Chile bracing for fresh unrest on anniversary of police shooting death

Chile braced for another day of intense protests on Thursday, with demonstrators gathering around the country to mark one year since a young indigenous man was shot dead by police in circumstances that are still under investigation. According to fliers circulating on social media, 18 protests are planned for urban centers around Chile in the late afternoon, with more planned outside Chilean embassies abroad. Camilo Catrillanca, the grandson of an indigenous leader, was shot in the head in November 2018 in a police operation in a rural community near the town of Ercilla, 480 miles (772 km)south of Santiago.

Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts
Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts

Interim president Jeanine Anez moved Thursday to consolidate power in deeply polarized Bolivia, winning recognition from the United States and immediately shifting the country's foreign policy on erstwhile ally Venezuela. Anez was expected to complete her government line-up, having named new military chiefs and half of her proposed 20-member cabinet - including Defense Minister Fernando Lopez Julio - the night before. "We have come to pacify the country," Lopez Julio said in a speech at the military college in La Paz. "Above all, we will have to have faith in God," he said, highlighting the conservative Christian emphasis of the new government after Anez had set the...

California is becoming a nightmare. Here
California is becoming a nightmare. Here's why the state is getting unlivable, according to science.

In the past decade, California has seen a devastating drought, deadly earthquakes and fires, and skyrocketing homelessness.

Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes
Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

Chicago teachers will begin voting on a tentative contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district last month.

Bloomberg Responded
Bloomberg Responded 'Kill It' after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee,"kill it!" when she told him she was pregnant, according to the former Bloomberg executive's 1997 lawsuit.The lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges Bloomberg followed up his first remark with another offensive comment, "Great! Number 16," apparently referring to the number of pregnant employees on his payroll.Sakai Garrison also claimed Bloomberg pointed out another woman to her and remarked, "If you looked like that, I would do you in a second.""Sexual harassment and sexual degredation of women at Bloomberg was pervasive," the lawsuit...

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for years. The girl weighed just 47 pounds (21.3 kilograms) when she was found in September - roughly 30 pounds under the average weight for a girl her age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Missouri woman charged after husband
Missouri woman charged after husband's body found in freezer

Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband's corpse in a freezer in a bedroom inside her southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison. The grim discovery was made after a witness told police that Paul Barton's body had been in Watters' freezer since his death on Dec. 30, 2018, a police officer wrote in the probable cause affidavit.

World
World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday. Born in 1964 in the Umfolozi National Park in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, the southern white rhino was transported to Europe seven years later as a zoo attraction. Sana lived in several parks in Germany before arriving in 1993 at Planete Sauvage, a zoo in western France near the city of Nantes that had opened the previous year.

Veterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American allies
Veterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American allies

Veterans who served alongside the Kurds discuss the future of American foreign relations, as Turkish President Erdoğan visits the White House

General rebuked after tempers flare over rebuilding Notre-Dame
General rebuked after tempers flare over rebuilding Notre-Dame

The French army general charged with the rebuilding of Paris' fire-ravaged Notre-Dame was rebuked by the government Thursday after telling the chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the cathedral's future appearance. General Jean-Louis Georgelin lost his cool with architect Philippe Villeneuve in a dispute over whether to replace the spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica or mix things up with a modern twist. "As for the chief architect, I have already explained that he should shut his mouth," Georgelin said to gasps of astonishment at a meeting of the cultural affairs committee of the lower house National Assembly late Wednesday.

Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators
Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators

An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian rebels accused in the crash. Calls between officials in Moscow and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine mostly took place via secure telephones provided by the Russian security service, and intensified ahead of the disaster in the first half of July 2014, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said. "The indications for close ties between leaders of the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and Russian government officials raise questions about their possible involvement in the...

Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Files for Katie Hill
Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Files for Katie Hill's Former Seat

Progressive talk show host Cenk Uygur has filed to enter the race for disgraced former congresswoman Katie Hill's congressional district, according to a Federal Election Commission database filing submitted on Wednesday.Uygur, host and creator of "The Young Turks," a leftist online news outlet, tweeted "no comment" after news broke of the filing Wednesday night.> To all reporters: No comment.> > -- Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) November 13, 2019During a show on Wednesday in which he endorsed Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for president, Uygur hinted at "dramatic news on Thursday" and told viewers to "stay tuned."A former MSNBC commentator, Uygur has drifted further left in recent years, but...

Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license
Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license

A plane crash that killed all 50 people on board at Russia's Kazan Airport in 2013 was the result of errors made by two pilots, including one who got his license using falsified documents, Russian investigators said on Thursday. The Boeing 737-500 aircraft was operated by the now-defunct Tatarstan Airlines, which later had its license revoked by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya. The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames.

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire
Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

The French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look. General Jean-Louis Georgelin and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve are at odds over whether to replace the cathedral's spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica, or mix things up with a modern twist.

Gusty winds to return and reignite fire risk across California
Gusty winds to return and reignite fire risk across California

While California residents continue to wait for an unusually late start to the wet season, Santa Ana winds will increase the fire threat across parts of the state.A storm system moving into the northwestern United States on Friday will bring areas of rain and mountain snow to the region.Late on Friday and into the weekend this storm system will drop south through the Rocky Mountains, where it can bring accumulating snow to some of the higher peaks.As this storm continues to sink south on Saturday, an area of high pressure will build into the Northwest.This will cause northeasterly winds to increase across Northern and Central California on Saturday. Wind gusts are expected to reach...

Egypt, U.A.E. to Set Up $20 Billion Joint Investment Platform

(Bloomberg) -- Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are setting up a $20 billion joint strategic platform to invest in a range of sectors and assets, the presidency said Thursday.The deal comes as President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is in the U.A.E. for meeting with officials and marks the latest boost the Arab world's most populous nation has received from the oil-rich Gulf since the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.The investment platform will be run through Egypt's newly established sovereign wealth fund and Abu Dhabi Development Holding Co.Egypt Inflation at Nine-Year Low Gives Scope for More Rate CutsEgypt is pushing ahead with a sweeping economic program that was...

Mexico
Mexico's human rights chief draws fury for asking if journalists have been killed

At least 11 media workers have been murdered in the country since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took officeRosario Piedra Ibarra, centre, Mexico's new human rights commissioner, has questioned if journalists are actually killed in the country. Photograph: Madla Hartz/EPAMexico's new human rights commissioner has questioned if journalists are actually killed in the country, which has become a cemetery for reporters over the past two decades - and has not become any safer since the arrival of a leftwing government late last year.After being elected commissioner on Tuesday night, Rosario Piedra Ibarra blithely responded to reporters' questions on the murder of reporters in the...

Kuwait
Kuwait's government submits resignation

Kuwait's prime minister has submitted his cabinet's resignation to the ruling emir of the Gulf Arab state, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The resignation came after Kuwaiti lawmakers on Tuesday submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote against Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, who is a senior member of the ruling Al Sabah family. Cabinet resignations in Kuwait happen frequently when elected lawmakers are set to question or submit a no-confidence vote against senior government officials.

Pompeo
Pompeo 'on shifting sand' as impeachment probe reveals his role in Ukraine pressure campaign

Critics say Pompeo's credibility has collapsed amid revelations that he enabled Rudy Giuliani to run a shadow foreign policy operation.

Russia
Russia's Nuclear Battlecruisers: Armed with Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missiles?

A shadowy new missile soon could arm some of the oldest, and some of the newest, ships in the Russian fleet.

Taiwan halts sales of three Huawei phones in wording row
Taiwan halts sales of three Huawei phones in wording row

Taiwan has suspended sales of three Huawei smartphone models that listed it as "Taiwan, China" for timezones and contacts -- a designation the self-ruled, democratic island bristles at. Starting Thursday, sales of Huawei's P30, P30 pro and Nova 5T models will be banned until the Chinese tech giant tweaks their operating system, Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) said. How Taiwan is described is a hugely sensitive political issue.

FEATURE-On China's Yangtze river, giant dam's legacy blocks revival

The 2,000 residents of Muhe, whose village was moved to higher ground a decade ago to escape the rising Yangtze River, have tried to make the most of their remaining land by planting orchards of oranges and persimmons along its banks. With just 110 hectares on the edge of Asia's longest river, Muhe lost half its territory to make way for the colossal Three Gorges Project, a 185-metre dam and 660-kilometre reservoir designed to control flooding, aid navigation and generate electricity. Beijing has allocated more than 600 billion yuan ($86 billion) since 2011 to alleviate the dam's long-term impacts on villages like Muhe and bring the region's deteriorating environment under "effective...

Want To Start World War III? Just Sink A U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier
Want To Start World War III? Just Sink A U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

NATO's Article V is ready.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021
Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021

Several years after its debut as a concept, Hyundai's first truck has officially become a reality.

Warren Says Big Business Shouldn
Warren Says Big Business Shouldn't Worry About Her Presidency

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren sought to reassure business leaders and investors they have nothing to worry about if she is elected president -- as long as they obey the law."I believe in markets. Markets with rules that are consistently enforced," she said in an interview in Concord, New Hampshire. "If someone has built a business on cheating people, then they should be very worried about a Warren administration, but if that's not the case, then there's no reason for them to worry."Warren's progressive proposals for reducing inequality, including a wealth tax, breaking up big technology and agriculture companies, as well as her $21 trillion plan to...

Damaged Hard Rock hotel will be completely demolished, New Orleans officials say
Damaged Hard Rock hotel will be completely demolished, New Orleans officials say

The demolition process will take nine weeks, followed by three months of cleanup. The building's owners will cover all costs.

Michael Avenatti faces new fraud charge in Nike extortion case
Michael Avenatti faces new fraud charge in Nike extortion case

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled a new fraud charge against lawyer Michael Avenatti, accusing him of lying to a client as part of his alleged effort to extort Nike Inc. The prosecutors also dropped two counts of conspiracy against Avenatti from the case, which was first made public in March, according to a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan. "I am extremely pleased that the two counts alleging I engaged in a conspiracy against Nike have just been dismissed by Trump's DOJ," Avenatti wrote on Twitter, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice under President Donald Trump.

When Hamas is not in Israel
When Hamas is not in Israel's sights

For the first time in more than a decade, Israeli forces have bombed Gaza without targeting Hamas. Before dawn on Tuesday, Israeli forces struck an apartment in the northern Gaza Strip, killing Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife Asma, who died immediately. Ata was not a commander of Hamas, which has de facto control over the Gaza Strip, a territory of some two million people that has fought three wars with Israel since 2008.

Hitler memorabilia auction in Germany sparks protest
Hitler memorabilia auction in Germany sparks protest

Adolf Hitler's top hat, Eva Braun's dresses and a silver-covered edition of "Mein Kampf" are among the items being put up for sale by a German auction house, prompting protests from Jewish leaders. Munich-based Hermann Historica will be selling 147 items from the Third Reich on November 20. Rabbi Menachem Margolin, chairman of the European Jewish Association, has written to the auction house asking for the items to be withdrawn from sale.

Climate change is damaging the health of the world
Climate change is damaging the health of the world's children and threatens lifelong impact, report says

Climate change is already damaging children's health worldwide and could shape the well-being of an entire generation.

808HP Gulf Heritage Mustang Is For The Ultimate Ford Racing Fanatic
808HP Gulf Heritage Mustang Is For The Ultimate Ford Racing Fanatic

With production limited to 119 units, act now if you want a tuned Mustang with modern performance and classic styling.Following Ford's introduction of the 760-horsepower 2020 Shelby GT500, the floodgate appears to have opened when it comes to high-powered tuner 'Stangs. We've already covered the 2020 Jack Roush Edition Mustang, and now Brown Lee Ford of Morrison, Tennessee has released their own officially licensed Mustang, the Gulf Heritage Mustang. Introduced during the 2019 Monterrey Car Week, the limited-production Gulf Heritage Mustang was created in conjunction with Gulf Oil to celebrate 50 years since the Ford GT40 won the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans wearing these iconic colors.Based...

ABC Chief Political Analyst: GOP Rep. Stefanik a
ABC Chief Political Analyst: GOP Rep. Stefanik a 'Perfect Example' of the Failures of Electing Someone 'Because They Are a Woman'

Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News, suggested that Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) was elected due to her gender after taking issue with Stefanik's line of questioning during the first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday."Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn't necessarily get you the leaders we need," Dowd tweeted of Stefanik - the youngest Republican woman ever elected to Congress - who on Wednesday was named a member of Time's "100 Next" rising profiles."Elise has built a record as an authentic, respected voice for ideas and common sense. And she has built an organization to recruit...

Japanese emperor to spend night with goddess in last major accession rite

Japanese Emperor Naruhito will be ushered into a dark wooden hall on Thursday night to celebrate his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess. The "Daijosai" rite centres on Amaterasu Omikami - the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe the emperor is descended. It is the most overtly religious of the series of rituals marking Naruhito's taking over after his father Akihito's abdication.

Racial discrimination case against cable giant Comcast gets tentative support from Supreme Court
Racial discrimination case against cable giant Comcast gets tentative support from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court appeared likely to let a racial bias claim against the nation's largest cable TV company go forward, though it may be hard to prove.

A History of Modern American Architecture
A History of Modern American Architecture

The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake
The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake

A police officer who obtained a confession from the suspect in the disappearance and death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts says she made an honest mistake by initially failing to read him his legal rights. Officer Pamela Romero testified Wednesday that she tried to read Cristhian Bahena Rivera his Miranda warnings from memory during the Aug. 20, 2018, interrogation. After several more hours of questioning, Rivera led police officers to a cornfield where they discovered Tibbetts' body underneath a stack of leaves and stalks.

The Navy Has Spent $13 Billion On An Aircraft Carrier That Can
The Navy Has Spent $13 Billion On An Aircraft Carrier That Can't Deploy

The delay could further inhibit the ability of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet to deploy carriers.

The Wall Street Journal Profiles 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II P/1046
The Wall Street Journal Profiles 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II P/1046

This car is owned by Rob Kauffman, who also owns classic car dealer RK Motors. With the release of the Ford V Ferrari movie nearing, interest in the Ford GT40 is absolutely skyrocketing. The Wall Street Journal recently profiled the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II P/1046 owned by Rob Kauffman of RK Motors. It was one of the three cars to dethrone Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans. How it ended up in Kauffman's hands is a story worth telling.All this attention is getting the story of Ford running Ferrari out of endurance racing out to the general public. While enthusiasts and motorsports fans have known the tale for some time, it's something novel to most people these days.As The Wall Street Journal...

Trump contradicts aides and says troops in Syria
Trump contradicts aides and says troops in Syria 'only for oil'

* President makes remarks as he hosts Recep Tayyip Erdoğan * Trump's own officials say military is fighting IsisTrump meets with Erdoğan in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/APDonald Trump has insisted that the US military presence in Syria is "only for the oil", contradicting his own officials who have insisted that the remaining forces were there to fight Isis.Trump made his remarks while hosting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, just over a month after the Turkish president launched an offensive into northeastern Syria, which has been formally condemned as destabilising by state department officials.Sitting alongside Erdoğan, Trump contradicted his own officials and the...

America Wants Its Robot Warrior XQ-58A Valkyrie To Fight Alongside The F-35
America Wants Its Robot Warrior XQ-58A Valkyrie To Fight Alongside The F-35

Drones will improve pilots' ability to locate targets.

Advocacy group releases leaked emails from White House adviser Stephen Miller to Breitbart
Advocacy group releases leaked emails from White House adviser Stephen Miller to Breitbart

According to a report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Miller pushed white nationalist material to Breitbart and shaped news coverage.

Mysterious Professor at Heart of Russian Investigation Returns for Impeachment Proceedings
Mysterious Professor at Heart of Russian Investigation Returns for Impeachment Proceedings

Chip Somodevilla/GettyROME-Joseph Mifsud, the erstwhile professor from Malta whose promise to help then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign aide George Papadopoulos get his hands on Russian "dirt" about Hillary Clinton has reportedly resurfaced. On Wednesday, the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera posted a six-minute audio recording in English it says Mifsud sent from an anonymous email account late Tuesday night. A short time later, the Italian news agency Adnkronos published a clip it received. Whether other publications received the Mifsud missive is not clear, nor is the more important question of whether it's genuine. Last summer Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John...

The U.S. Is on the Verge of Testing a New Ballistic Missile
The U.S. Is on the Verge of Testing a New Ballistic Missile

The new missile is the first American intermediate range missile since the 1980s.

GOP Senator Says Republicans Don
GOP Senator Says Republicans Don't Have the Votes to Immediately Halt Senate Impeachment Hearing

Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) told reporters on Wednesday that Senate Republicans lack the votes required to immediately dismiss articles of impeachment, should they be approved by the House.Republicans have floated the possibility of striking down articles of impeachment immediately upon their arrival in the Senate, but Cornyn said that would be difficult to accomplish because a number of Senate Republicans would likely defect and vote to proceed with the hearing."There's some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here," Cornyn said in comments reported by The Hill. "I think that's not going to happen. That would...

Trump losing in Georgia to Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg and Harris, polls finds
Trump losing in Georgia to Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg and Harris, polls finds

A poll from The Atlanta-Journal Constitution finds Trump behind the five leading 2020 Democrats in Georgia, which has not gone blue since 1992.

William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was
William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'

Republican counsel Steve Castor came to Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a curious line of questioning: could something extremely unusual have, theoretically, been even more unusual?Castor, the lawyer who questioned diplomat William Taylor on behalf of House Republicans during the public impeachment hearing, asked about what Taylor had previously described as a "confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine" in the Trump administration, with there being a secondary, "highly irregular" channel including Rudy Giuliani operating outside of formal diplomatic processes.But Castor's apparent defense of this irregular channel is that it could...


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