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The Latest: Zimbabwe inauguration complete; leader moves on
The Latest: Zimbabwe inauguration complete; leader moves on
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 12:48:25Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):

US tops Puerto Rico in World Cup qualifying opener, 85-78
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 12:45:57Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For USA Basketball, the first World Cup qualifying test is out of the way.

Friday morning one-liners
Friday morning one-liners

A call for the Bills to throw deep more often. The Dolphins didn't realize many gains from their 2017 offseason. The Patriots secondary has come together after a slow start. Losing CB Morris Claiborne to a foot injury put a lot of pressure on the rest of the Jets defensive backs. Thursday's practice

Russia: Asia should not be militarized under pretext of countering North Korea
Russia: Asia should not be militarized under pretext of countering North Korea
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 11:45:18Z

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to the militarization of Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea and is concerned by U.S. plans to deploy part of its global missile defense system in the region, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday Lavrov was speaking after talks with his Japanese

Broncos cut a guy for being late, get in fights in practice
Broncos cut a guy for being late, get in fights in practice

The Broncos did their best on Thanksgiving to prove they're not soft. According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, an eventful day for the 3-7 Broncos included cutting a draft pick for being late to a team meeting, and having a practice which included a number of fights between players. The Broncos released cornerback Lorenzo Doss, a 2015 fifth-rounder who has a reputation for being late.

Zimbabweans Prepare to Greet Their New President
Zimbabweans Prepare to Greet Their New President

Exuberant Zimbabweans converged on a stadium for the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country's second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs
Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

The MSCI World Index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 0.1 percent, set for a 1 percent gain this week. Its climb was underpinned by modest gains in Europe and Asia. Surveys on Thursday covering Europe's services and manufacturing industries outshone the most optimistic forecasts in

Twitter Shreds Tomi Lahren Over 'Disrespectful' Colin Kaepernick D-Day Photo
Twitter Shreds Tomi Lahren Over 'Disrespectful' Colin Kaepernick D-Day Photo

Tomi Lahren is catching heat online for sharing a picture in which football player Colin Kaepernick appears to be taking a knee during the D-Day landings.

Revolut now has a million customers for its banking alternative
Revolut now has a million customers for its banking alternative

Fintech startup Revolut has reached a big milestone.

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader
Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler': NYT
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 06:32:08Z

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East" in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals. Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defense minister

Giants get 1 1st down, 47 yards in half, lose 20-10 to Skins
Giants get 1 1st down, 47 yards in half, lose 20-10 to Skins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Janoris Jenkins is a cornerback for the New York Giants who returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins.

What
What's the cause of Dak's struggles in recent weeks?

The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss the causes of the struggles of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

Fund for helpful homeless man collects more than $280,000
Fund for helpful homeless man collects more than $280,000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $280,000.

Texas state trooper killed in traffic stop, suspect on the run
Texas state trooper killed in traffic stop, suspect on the run
  • US
  • 2017-11-24 04:02:14Z

The shooting took place in Fairfield, about 90 miles (145 km) south of Dallas, and the suspect was later spotted in Waller County, about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Houston. Waller County sheriff's deputies appeared to have him surrounded near Prairie View, according to radio dispatch chatter. "The suspect drove into Waller County, located by a Waller County Deputy, shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel.

Uma Thurman Issues Ominous #MeToo Warning To Harvey Weinstein
Uma Thurman Issues Ominous #MeToo Warning To Harvey Weinstein

Uma Thurman had a cryptic message for her followers Thursday when she posted a Thanksgiving message to her Instagram account.

Asian shares lower, China in focus after big selloff
Asian shares lower, China in focus after big selloff
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 03:30:32Z

HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday with investors finding little guidance with Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day.

Receiver Allen headed for career year for surging Chargers
Receiver Allen headed for career year for surging Chargers

Keenan Allen looked a little overweight to new Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn coming off a knee injury that sidelined him for all but one game in 2016. The fifth-year receiver didn't look heavy to the five Dallas defenders he evaded on a nifty catch-and-run touchdown that helped the Chargers

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening
U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening
  • US
  • 2017-11-24 03:08:46Z

At the start of the holiday season consumer spending rose 16.8 percent year-over-year until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracked 80 percent of online transactions at the top 100 U.S. retailers. Surging online sales and a shift away from store shopping have thinned the crowds

Al Franken Issues Another Apology: 'I Crossed A Line'
Al Franken Issues Another Apology: 'I Crossed A Line'

issued a Thanksgiving day apology after two more women came forward to accuse him of inappropriate touching.

Philippines
Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 02:37:34Z

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the on-again, off-again peace talks with Maoist-led rebels as hostilities have continued despite the negotiations, the president's spokesman said on Friday. Ending the nearly half-century long conflict, in which more than 40,000 people have been

Melania Trump copied Michelle Obama again - but this time, it
Melania Trump copied Michelle Obama again - but this time, it's a brilliant political move

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out
Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out

NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals.

Russia Is Roaring Back to the Middle East While America Is Asleep
Russia Is Roaring Back to the Middle East While America Is Asleep

The Kremlin is methodically creating a geopolitical challenge to the interests of the United States and its allies. Russia is back in the Middle East. The Kremlin is methodically creating a systematic geopolitical challenge to the interests of the United States and its allies.

Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transition
Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transition
  • World
  • 2017-11-24 00:48:40Z

By Stephen Kalin and Suleiman Al-Khalidi RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition stuck by its demand on Thursday that President Bashar al-Assad play no role in an interim period under any U.N.-sponsored peace deal, despite speculation it could soften its stance because of Assad's battlefield

AFC playoff picture: Chargers moving up
AFC playoff picture: Chargers moving up

In early October, only an idiot would have said the Chargers looked like a playoff team. In late November, the idiots are looking pretty smart. The Chargers' Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys has them at 5-6, only half a game out in the wild card race and a game and a half out in the [ more]

Flynn
Flynn's lawyers split from Trump, signaling possible cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Flynn is a central figure in a federal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether Trump aides colluded with Russia to boost his 2016 presidential campaign. The probe has hung over the White House since January, when U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the election to try to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton by hacking and releasing...

China Calls Australia S. China Sea Comments Irresponsible
China Calls Australia S. China Sea Comments Irresponsible

Nov.23 -- China is seriously concerned about the "irresponsible" comments on South China Sea in Australian's foreign policy white paper, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said. Bloomberg's Ed Johnson reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."

Mnangagwa the "Crocodile" to be sworn in as Zimbabwe
Mnangagwa the "Crocodile" to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president
  • World
  • 2017-11-23 23:18:55Z

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa will cap a stunning political comeback when he is sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, 93, who had led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980, stepped down

Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Hosts Extravagant Thanksgiving with Tristan Thompson in Cleveland
Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Hosts Extravagant Thanksgiving with Tristan Thompson in Cleveland

Khloé Kardashian Hosts Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor
  • US
  • 2017-11-23 23:04:02Z

Julia Poff, 46, was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed to kill, transporting explosives and other criminal counts, court documents showed. "Poff presents a real safety risk to witnesses and others in the community," U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy wrote in a five-page order outlining the case. Poff, who was charged earlier this month and pleaded not guilty last week, reached out to the Houston Chronicle to defend herself, the newspaper reported on its website on Thursday.

Report: Teams are calling Clippers about DeAndre Jordan trades
Report: Teams are calling Clippers about DeAndre Jordan trades

Injuries have ravaged the Clippers. All this has led to the Clippers losing nine in a row before beating the Hawks Friday night. All the weight of the offense has fallen on Blake Griffin's shoulders, and while he's been good most of the game in the fourth quarter his numbers have plummeted, and the Clippers have stumbled.

Miley Cyrus Calls Out
Miley Cyrus Calls Out 'Rude' Rumors That Claim She's Pregnant

The 'Malibu' singer is quick to shut down reports that she's expecting a baby.

Flynn
Flynn's lawyers split from Trump, signaling possible cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss the probe by a special counsel, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Flynn's lawyer and

Robert Mugabe 'guaranteed immunity' according to sources in Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe 'guaranteed immunity' according to sources in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country under a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mr Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980, stepped down on Tuesday after the army seized power and the ruling party turned against him. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president sacked by Mr Mugabe earlier this month, is set to be sworn in as president on Friday. A government source said Mr Mugabe, who is 93 and was the world's oldest serving head of state, told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to...

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change
Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the "valve turner" protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

Netanyahu slams deputy minister
Netanyahu slams deputy minister's digs at US Jewry
  • World
  • 2017-11-23 20:58:45Z

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday rapped his deputy foreign minister for "offensive" remarks in which she said US Jews were too "comfortable" to understand threats to Israel. Tzipi Hotovely of Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party apologised later on Israeli public television

Olivia Wilde Has a Thanksgiving Day Message for Ivanka Trump
Olivia Wilde Has a Thanksgiving Day Message for Ivanka Trump

Olivia Wilde Has a Thanksgiving Day Message for Ivanka Trump

After DNA test, California man freed from prison in 1978 double-murder
After DNA test, California man freed from prison in 1978 double-murder

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man wrongfully convicted in California of the 1978 double-murder of a woman and her child is spending his first Thanksgiving Day as a free man in 39 years, after being released on the basis of DNA evidence. California Governor Jerry Brown pardoned 70-year-old Craig Coley on Wednesday and prison officials quickly set him free, according to prosecutors and police in Simi Valley, where the double-slaying occurred. Local authorities in Simi Valley, a community just outside Los Angeles, supported the governor's decision.

Denver Broncos have hit a rough patch
Denver Broncos have hit a rough patch

Twenty-one months ago, John Elway was basking in a confetti shower as he put his fingerprints on the third Super Bowl trophy he's captured for the Denver Broncos and dedicated it to team owner Pat Bowlen, who's battling Alzheimer's. Not much has gone right for Elway and the Broncos since

Jessica Szohr spoke up about her ex Ed Westwick
Jessica Szohr spoke up about her ex Ed Westwick's sexual assault allegations

Since multiple women came forward to expose Hollywood Harvey Weinstein for serial sexual assault, more have felt comfortable to finally share their…

See the Moment President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle
See the Moment President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle

He admitted he'd "be in trouble"

President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle
President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle

President Donald Trump joked about beating a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in an arm wrestle during a Thanksgiving visit to a station in Riviera Beach, Florida, near the President's Mar-a-Lago club

Who Will Win NBA MVP? 2017-18 Season Has Six Early Contenders
Who Will Win NBA MVP? 2017-18 Season Has Six Early Contenders

The 2017-18 regular season is still less than a quarter complete, as of Thursday afternoon. The NBA's league leaders through 18 games, though, look likely to stay there for the rest of the year, barring injury-either because they have been here before or due to sheer statistical dominance. Through

Miley Cyrus Debuts Her Pregnant "Turkey" Belly on Instagram
Miley Cyrus Debuts Her Pregnant "Turkey" Belly on Instagram

Miley Cyrus debuted a photo of her "turkey bump" a day before Thanksgiving's festivities.

Malia Obama Discovers That Life Outside the White House Isn
Malia Obama Discovers That Life Outside the White House Isn't So Private

Malia Obama was probably happy to leave the glare of the White House in Washington, D.C., but...

Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico
Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.

Watch Knicks string together 28-0 run against Raptors
Watch Knicks string together 28-0 run against Raptors

The Knicks are fun to watch.

The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger
The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger

As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country's navy said on Thursday that a sound "consistent with an explosion" had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board.

Richard Spencer Reportedly Banned From 26 European Countries
Richard Spencer Reportedly Banned From 26 European Countries

More than two dozen European countries reportedly banned white supremacist Richard Spencer from entry, The Associated Press reported.

Trump Celebrates Thanksgiving With 100th Day At One Of His Properties As President
Trump Celebrates Thanksgiving With 100th Day At One Of His Properties As President

President Donald Trump is celebrating his first Thanksgiving as president at his members-only resort in Florida, marking the 100th day he's spent at a Trump-owned property since his inauguration. Wednesday and Thursday were the president's 27th and 28th days at his Palm Beach resort, according to a New York Times tracker. He also visited the Trump International Golf Club on Wednesday, where the White House said he handled "a full schedule of meetings and phone calls." Reporters were not invited to join the president, but they were pretty sure Trump's schedule also included some golf. The president started off his Thanksgiving like he does many days ― with a tweet.

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