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

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try
Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash ...

Wall Street pulls back at week
Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan. Investors have been hopeful that a tax bill under debate in Congress will boost corporate earnings and further fuel the stock market'

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys
Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 21:23:52Z

By Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday. Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that following payments by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the president began paying the bills and now wants to make the party "even." The expenses cover personal lawyers representing Trump before special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election, and whether Trump may...

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 20:43:39Z

By Bernie Woodall FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them. Stephen Bittel's departure after less than a year on the job followed a story by the news website, Politico, on Thursday citing six female former Florida Democratic Party staffers and consultants who said he displayed inappropriate behavior. The news report prompted all four major Democratic candidates for Florida governor race to call for his resignation.

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson
U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 19:26:56Z

In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the 76-year-old minister said he reluctantly sought medical attention after his ability to move and perform routine tasks became increasingly difficult over a three-year period. Jackson has been a leader of the U.S. civil rights movement since the mid-1960s and was with Martin Luther King when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. Parkinson's disease occurs when certain nerve cells break down and reduce the amount of the chemical, dopamine, that sends signals to the part of the brain that controls movement, according to Webmd.com.

White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress
White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 18:28:47Z

The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The request was far short of what some government officials have said is needed, with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello asking for $94.4 billion to rebuild the U.S. territory's infrastructure. Texas was seeking $61 billion and Florida had asked for $27 billion.

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson
Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

Wall Street slips on worries over tax plan
Wall Street slips on worries over tax plan's progress

The House of Representatives took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, approving a broad package of cuts, while a Senate panel advanced its own version of the legislation. "The market is still kind of nervous with respect to the tax bill moving

'Saturday Night Live' star Bill Hader and wife Maggie Carey are divorcing

Bill Hader and his wife Maggie Carey, a filmmaker, have been separated since July and are in the process of getting a divorce.

Jennifer Hudson Accuses David Otunga of
Jennifer Hudson Accuses David Otunga of 'Aggressive' Behavior and Claims He Taunted Her with Gun

"I am now living in fear of further action David might take," Hudson says.

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.

Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 16:17:50Z

The shooting on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles (70 km) southwest of Knoxville, took place as church elders discussed a local sheriff's "weapons and worship" seminar, following the massacre of 26 people at a rural Texas church earlier this month. "During their discussion of this, one of the gentlemen said, 'I carry a weapon with me everywhere'" and pulled a loaded Ruger .380-caliber pistol from his back pocket, Tellico Plains Police Chief Ross Parks said by telephone. The bullet struck his right hand and then went through his 80-year-old wife's abdomen and right forearm, according to the police chief.

Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge In
Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge In

A 22-year-old science teacher from Oklahoma was charged with rape after sheriff's deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with a teenage student. Hunter Day, of Yukon, admitted to exchanging explicit texts with the boy, a student in her chemistry class at Yukon Public Schools, after police discovered her in her home surrounded by scented candles on Wednesday, the Canadian County Sheriff's Office said. The boy was meant to meet the science teacher at her home on Wednesday and the deputies, who were given the teenager's cellphone by his parents, sent her a message "I'm here." Day responded, "the doors [sic] unlocked as usual," according to authorities.

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children
  • World
  • 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.

Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies
  • World
  • 2017-11-17 15:00:43Z

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies . The TU-22M3 bombers took off from bases in Russia and overflew Iran and

Defiant Moore camp targets female accusers, vows fight
Defiant Moore camp targets female accusers, vows fight

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin." Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive.

In Post-Weinstein Era, Trump Sexual Assault Accusers Await His Downfall
In Post-Weinstein Era, Trump Sexual Assault Accusers Await His Downfall

The women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault are patiently awaiting his undoing.

Ben Affleck Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations:
Ben Affleck Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: 'I Don't Remember It, I Don't Think She's Lying'

'I didn't understand what it's like to be groped, harassed, to be interrupted, talked over, paid less, pushed around, belittled.'

One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 13:01:10Z

Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president. Nearly one-third of all adults will actively avoid political conversations when they see friends and family over the Thanksgiving and December holidays, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. Poll respondents said they learned to bite their tongues after years of dinnertime squabbles over the nation's first black president, Barack Obama, and then his successor, Donald Trump.

The Trump Ocean Club: Ivanka
The Trump Ocean Club: Ivanka's work with a fugitive from Panama

In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white Cadillac with a Donald Trump logo on the side.

World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall
World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

World stocks clawed back more losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, helped by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results, though many hurdles remain to secure passage of a tax cut deal. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax overhaul expected to

Grace Mugabe: the office worker who wanted to rule Zimbabwe
Grace Mugabe: the office worker who wanted to rule Zimbabwe

By Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) - The spectacular rise and fall of Zimbabwe's uncompromising First Lady, Grace Mugabe, had an unusual beginning: an office affair. It was the early 1990s when President Robert Mugabe's eye fell upon one of his shy young typists. President Mugabe is trying to cling to power after the military took over this week in response to his purge of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, a liberation war fighter and Grace's sworn enemy.

Injured defector
Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea
  • World
  • 2017-11-17 12:07:18Z

By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong

Boston Dynamics reveals new Atlas robot
Boston Dynamics reveals new Atlas robot

Boston Dynamics released a video of a human-like robot that can jump from one elevated block to another and do a backflip.

Mugabe makes defiant appearance after army takeover
Mugabe makes defiant appearance after army takeover

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony Friday, making a defiant first public appearance since the military takeover that appeared to signal the end of his 37-year reign. The generals took over late on Tuesday after vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was abruptly sacked and Mugabe's wife Grace emerged in prime position to succeed her increasingly frail husband. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980.

Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid talks on departure
Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid talks on departure

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced ...

Pentagon Retweets That Donald Trump Should 'Resign From The Presidency'
Pentagon Retweets That Donald Trump Should 'Resign From The Presidency'

The Pentagon posted an unusual message on Twitter Thursday - one urging President Donald Trump to resign.

Notorious Mafia
Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

MILAN (AP) - Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina died early Friday in a hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra, Italian media reported Friday

20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community
20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community

A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania injured at least 20 people and forced dozens more, many of whom were unable to walk, into the cold night air. The blaze was reported around 11 ...

New $200,000 Tesla Roadster speeds in front of electric big-rig truck
New $200,000 Tesla Roadster speeds in front of electric big-rig truck

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. As the presentation appeared to end, the Tesla Semi

Sources: Arkansas Facing Pressure From Board to Make Gus Malzahn Next Head Coach
Sources: Arkansas Facing Pressure From Board to Make Gus Malzahn Next Head Coach

Earlier this week Arkansas canned athletic director Jeff Long, and multiple sources tell SI that in the wake of a dismal season for fifth-year coach Bret Bielema things have really gotten messy with Razorbacks' brass. Big-money boosters at Arkansas and members of the university's board of trustees have been pushing for the Razorbacks to go after Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to be their next head coach. Malzahn, an Arkansas native, high school coach and former Razorbacks assistant under Houston Nutt, has rallied the Tigers back into playoff contention this season and is coming off a big win over No. 1 Georgia in Week 11.

Here
Here's the next-generation Tesla Roadster

Base price is $200,000.

Donald Trump Tied To Putin's Leash On Sassy California Billboard
Donald Trump Tied To Putin's Leash On Sassy California Billboard

President Donald Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should've Resigned Over Lewinsky Scandal
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should've Resigned Over Lewinsky Scandal

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said that President Bill Clinton should have resigned from the Oval Office after news broke of his infamous affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Brown, Irving help Celtics rally for 92-88 win over Warriors
Brown, Irving help Celtics rally for 92-88 win over Warriors

BOSTON (AP) - Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 on Thursday night for their 14th straight victory.

Truck driver with
Truck driver with 'F-TRUMP' sticker arrested in Fort Bend County

The owner of the truck with a "F (expletive) Trump and f (expletive) you for voting for him" sticker has been arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Rosenberg.

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out
15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) - One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets.

Activists praise Trudeau
Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won't stop the killings.

Keegan-Michael Key & Cynthia Blaise Finalize Divorce Days Before He Announces Engagement
Keegan-Michael Key & Cynthia Blaise Finalize Divorce Days Before He Announces Engagement

Keegan-Michael Key and Cynthia Blaise's divorce has been finalized, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE

Donald Trump Denounces Al Franken But Remains Silent On Roy Moore
Donald Trump Denounces Al Franken But Remains Silent On Roy Moore

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump responded to sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Thursday, referring to a photo that surfaced from 2006 in which Franken smiles for the camera as he appears to grope a sleeping news anchor's breasts.

Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegations
Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegations

First daughter Ivanka Trump's harsh statement about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore drew some backlash from Breitbart this week.

If America Topples North Korea and Iran, What Happens Next?
If America Topples North Korea and Iran, What Happens Next?

Just say no to regime change. On October 19, National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster declared that President Donald Trump was not going to accept the North Korean regime threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon.

FBI reveals Uranium One investigation informant
FBI reveals Uranium One investigation informant

Fox News national security strategist Sebastian Gorka on the FBI informant regarding Uranium One deal.

Report: Mueller Issued Subpoena To Trump Campaign For Russia Documents
Report: Mueller Issued Subpoena To Trump Campaign For Russia Documents

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators reportedly issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump's campaign last month, requesting Russia-related documents from over a dozen top officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons
  • World
  • 2017-11-17 00:48:28Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow.

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota
Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials ...

She shocked the sheriff: Texas woman
She shocked the sheriff: Texas woman's anti-Trump message goes viral
  • Tech
  • 2017-11-17 00:45:00Z

He implies she could be charged with disorderly conduct for speaking her mind.

Ferdie Pacheco - Muhammad Ali
Ferdie Pacheco - Muhammad Ali's 'Fight Doctor'- dies at 89

Fernando ''Ferdie'' Pacheco, ''The Fight Doctor'' who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, has died. Pacheco's daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning at his Miami home after prolonged illness. Pacheco was

U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction
U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction
  • US
  • 2017-11-17 00:20:19Z

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be harder for them to pave streets, put out fires, fight crime and pay teachers. A tax plan approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday would sharply curtail a federal deduction that millions of Americans can now claim for tax payments to state, county, city and town governments. Ending that deduction, the local leaders say, could make their taxpayers, especially in high-tax communities, less likely to support future local tax increases or even tolerate local taxes at present...

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