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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
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  • 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
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  • 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

Iona uses big second-half run to get past Weber State 80-72
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  • 2017-11-18 03:46:41Z

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - TK Edogi had 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbed 13 boards to help Iona beat Weber State 80-72 in the opening night of the Islands of The Bahamas Showcase on Friday.

Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truck
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  • 2017-11-18 03:15:22Z

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the U.S. border inside a truck bearing the markings of the country's Social Security Institute.

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."

Northern Kentucky tops JMU in Island of the Bahamas Showcase
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  • 2017-11-18 00:57:19Z

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Lavone Holland II made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help Northern Kentucky hold off James Madison 87-78 on Friday in opening round of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase.

Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry
Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry
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  • 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

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Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France
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  • 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.

AP sources: Trump administration puts Palestinian Liberation Organization on notice that its DC office may be shuttered
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  • 2017-11-18 00:41:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - AP sources: Trump administration puts Palestinian Liberation Organization on notice that its DC office may be shuttered.

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.

Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies
Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies

On Thursday, a 32-year-old Florida man was convicted of the 2014 quadruple murders of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents, according to news reports.

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.

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Lebanon's Hariri on Twitter: "I am on the way to the airport"
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  • 2017-11-17 23:17:27Z

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said late on Friday he is on his way to the airport in Saudi Arabia. Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, tweeted, "To say that I am held up in Saudi Arabia and not allowed to leave the

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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France on Friday
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  • 2017-11-17 23:08:30Z

By Laila Bassam and Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is on his way to the airport, he said early on Saturday, before his flight from Riyadh to France. Hariri's abrupt resignation

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...

In Latin America, no more women presidents - for now
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  • 2017-11-17 22:23:57Z

In a part of the world known for its rampant machismo, the recent Presidenta period marked a hopeful turning point for Latin America. There have been signs of progress in gender equality in many nations, but some women are disappointed that Bachelet and her fellow women leaders did not do more. "At one point Latin America had four women presidents at the same time," in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Costa Rica, says Farida Jalalzai, who teaches politics at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Congress has an 'et tu?' moment as it grapples with sexual harrassment
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  • 2017-11-17 22:07:04Z

Now, it's the US Capitol - where a wave of complaints about sexual abuse and harassment have flooded the stately halls and engulfed a sitting senator, Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota. Women lawmakers and aides say inappropriate sexual behavior has long been "pervasive" on the Hill, largely kept in the shadows amid an insular, old-boys-club culture that persists to this day. "I was of a generation of survivors that never said a word," Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D) of New Hampshire told reporters after she and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to make it easier to file sexual harassment complaints in Congress.

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.

Wounded vets force disability rethink in Ukraine
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  • 2017-11-17 22:00:33Z

As he approaches the finish line of the Marine Corps 10K race, Vadym Svyrydenko breaks into a broad smile: He has picked out the blue and yellow of his country's national flag amongst the red, white, and blue. Back home he is spearheading a campaign to bring people with disabilities out of the shadows where they have long been hidden, and to help them carve out new lives. "We are getting more boys who were severely wounded and are showing them that rehabilitation through sport is effective," the 44-year-old former soldier says as he recovers from his race.

Raider Relief aids former basketball player's family
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  • 2017-11-17 21:45:47Z

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Raider Relief has raised money and supplies for a former Middle Tennessee State University basketball player whose family was affected when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business
As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business
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  • 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

Factbox - Pot Nation: Canada's plans for legal marijuana
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  • 2017-11-17 21:40:54Z

(Reuters) - Recreational marijuana is on track to be legalized in Canada by July 2018, making Canada the first Group of Seven country to allow the drug nationwide and the second in the world after Uruguay. While the federal legislation proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government

J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla
J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla's electric truck

Most of the customers who announced plans to put down $5,000 deposits for the Tesla Semi indicated they wanted to test a few of the vehicles. Wal-Mart said it plans to order a total of 15 Tesla trucks, five for the United States and ten for Canada. The company operates a fleet of about 6,000 trucks in the United States.

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.

Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday Cups
Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday Cups

It seems like outrage over Starbucks cups is almost as much of a holiday tradition as crowded malls, Mariah Carey and sappy movie marathons.

Zimbabwe's new liberation struggle
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  • 2017-11-17 21:05:24Z

In Africa, a popular Twitter hashtag in recent days has been #Zimbabwe. It is rare for Africans to witness a dictator like Robert Mugabe being sidelined so easily by close associates, especially after 37 years in power. Just as compelling for Africans is the sudden lifting of mental chains among millions of Zimbabweans.

Al Franken's Former Female Staffers Come to His Defense: 'He Treated Us With the Utmost Respect'
Al Franken's Former Female Staffers Come to His Defense: 'He Treated Us With the Utmost Respect'

Eight of Franken's former female employees speak out after recent sexual assault allegations.

US needs corporate tax reform. Does the GOP deliver it?
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  • 2017-11-17 20:46:26Z

Ask Americans what bothers them the most about taxes, and they typically don't talk about their own tax bill. Polls this year suggest that roughly two-thirds of Americans believe corporate taxes should go up. As the Senate Finance Committee voted Thursday to move its tax bill to the floor, the measure was stirring controversy on several fronts - not least because it makes its tax cuts for average Americans temporary, and it uses that phaseout to help finance a permanent tax cut for corporations.

Ten Must-Have Emergency Items You Need in Your Car
Ten Must-Have Emergency Items You Need in Your Car

They Came To Clear Roy Moore's Character. They Talked About Guns And Abortion.
They Came To Clear Roy Moore's Character. They Talked About Guns And Abortion.

― A few dozen women gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Friday to argue that those accusing former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore of sexual misconduct are liars, people who identify as transgender are awful, guns are good and abortion is bad.

Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office
Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

An Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to "family values" has stepped down after allegedly engaging in "inappropriate conduct with another man" in his office.

FIFA critic Lineker picked to host World Cup draw in Moscow
FIFA critic Lineker picked to host World Cup draw in Moscow
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  • 2017-11-17 18:55:28Z

ZURICH (AP) - Former England forward Gary Lineker, a long-standing critic of FIFA, will present the World Cup draw alongside Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Dec. 1.

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Merkel's fate in balance as German coalition talks drag on
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  • 2017-11-17 18:54:10Z

Tough talks to form Germany's next government stretched into overtime Friday, putting Chancellor Angela Merkel's political future in the balance since failure to produce a deal could force snap elections. Merkel's liberal policy on refugees, which let in more than a million asylum seekers

IS attack kills 26 displaced people in Syria: monitor
IS attack kills 26 displaced people in Syria: monitor
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  • 2017-11-17 18:51:38Z

A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26 displaced people in eastern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based Observatory said 12 children were among the victims of the attack on a gathering at a checkpoint run by US-backed fighters

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt against junta
Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt against junta
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  • 2017-11-17 18:13:10Z

Thousands of Greeks marched through the streets of Athens on Friday to mark a bloody 1973 student uprising against the military junta that ruled the country at the time. More than 10,000 people marched peacefully to the embassy of the United States, which some protesters accuse of having supported the

The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say
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  • 2017-11-17 18:04:25Z

By Steve Scherer and Wladimir Pantaleone ROME/PALERMO (Reuters) - The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.

Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism Banner
Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism Banner

A Polish woman says she was booted out of a Catholic church service in Warsaw while protesting against racism and far-right nationalist groups.

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn
I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn't Have To

Hillary Clinton doesn't have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General's latest Congressional testimony.

23 Unique Gifts For Your Wife That Don
23 Unique Gifts For Your Wife That Don't Totally Suck

Finding the right holiday gift for your wife can be stressful. Everything's either too cheesy, too pricey or just plain boring. 

A Dictionary Of All The Annoying Dating Trends Modern Singles Deal With
A Dictionary Of All The Annoying Dating Trends Modern Singles Deal With

Not only do you have to sit through date after date with disappointing Tinder matches, there's a whole new lexicon of dating terminology to keep up with.

Tesla Roadster Gets Revived for 2020
Tesla Roadster Gets Revived for 2020

Tesla unveiled a reimagined Roadster on Thursday that is essentially a redesign of its very first vehicle but with amped-up promises for speed and performance, and a $200,000 price tag. "The poin...

Have You Ever Lived In One Of Jared Kushner's Apartment Buildings?
Have You Ever Lived In One Of Jared Kushner's Apartment Buildings?

Daddy's bright boy and White House son-in-law Jared Kushne has never had a reputation for being a particularly scrupulous landlord.

Female Former Franken Staffers Say He Was A 'Champion For Women'
Female Former Franken Staffers Say He Was A 'Champion For Women'

A group of women who have worked for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children
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  • 2017-11-17 15:53:44Z

BEIRUT (AP) - At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence in and around the capital despite a truce, activists reported.

Klopp fighting fit after health checks
Klopp fighting fit after health checks
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  • 2017-11-17 15:52:37Z

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels "really good" despite having been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell earlier this week, he said on Friday. Klopp underwent checks before being discharged on Wednesday and returning to work on Thursday. It was the German's second visit to a

We Need to Talk About the Tesla Roadster's Wipers
We Need to Talk About the Tesla Roadster's Wipers

Will you look at this thing?

Tesla Just Announced a Semi Truck and a New Supercar. See Them Here
Tesla Just Announced a Semi Truck and a New Supercar. See Them Here

The Roadster is back, and it'll do 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia
Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia
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  • 2017-11-17 15:33:14Z

By Andrew Cawthorne and Julia Symmes Cobb CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, who was detained in 2015 on allegations of coup-plotting but had been under house arrest in Caracas, has fled over the border to Colombia, authorities said on Friday. "Welcome to

Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'
Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'

One of the women accusing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault opened up about the alleged experience Friday morning on "Megyn Kelly Today."

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