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North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust Survivor

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:52:30 -0500

North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust SurvivorNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mistreatment of political prisoners is at least as egregious as that carried out in World War II concentration camps, according to a former international judge who survived Auschwitz.


Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentiments

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:22:25 -0500

Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentimentsPeter Strzok was dismissed from the Russia investigation when Robert Mueller found out about a series harshly critical text messages about candidate Donald Trump. The messages were made public Tuesday.


DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500

DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”


Toddler Mistakes Sister's Wrestling Match For Real Fight, Runs In To Save Her

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:59:21 -0500

Toddler Mistakes Sister's Wrestling Match For Real Fight, Runs In To Save HerThe 2-year-old boy ran to his older sister Ruby’s rescue during her wrestling match at an elementary school meet in Columbia City, Indiana, on Sunday.


8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicide

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:47:42 -0500

8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicideAn 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media.


The Latest: Custer park fire in South Dakota grows larger

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:10:35 -0500

The Latest: Custer park fire in South Dakota grows largerCUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire at Custer State Park in South Dakota's Black Hills (all times local):


Woman admits letting three-year-old son freeze to death outside house while she slept off drug binge

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:06:00 -0500

Woman admits letting three-year-old son freeze to death outside house while she slept off drug bingeJamie Basinger pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of Landyn Melton and he 24-year-old will be expected to serve 36 months of supervised probation and between 19 and 32 months of prison time, after cutting a plea deal with Prosecutors in her home town of Morganton, North Carolina. “She’s going to have a battle, we all are, she told the Morganton News Herald, adding that she still had unanswered questions about the three-year-old's death. Landyn was found dead on 15 March after a neighbour called the police when they spotted him laying on the porch.


Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:05:07 -0500

Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacreSirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops. "China and Japan are close neighbours, neighbours who can't move away," said Yu Zhengsheng, a former member of China's top Communist leadership who now chairs a parliamentary body. China and Japan should build on their "long, rich history" of links to deepen "friendship", Yu said, avoiding reference to bitter disputes over the massacre.


Mario Batali Advocated Doing 'The Right Thing' Weeks Before Being Accused Of Misconduct

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:29:24 -0500

Mario Batali Advocated Doing 'The Right Thing' Weeks Before Being Accused Of MisconductMario Batali, who stepped down from his restaurant group on Monday after four women accused him of sexual misconduct, spoke out in support of women’s equality at an event in October.


Haunting PSA From Sandy Hook Families Predicts 'Tomorrow's School Shooting'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:45:51 -0500

Haunting PSA From Sandy Hook Families Predicts 'Tomorrow's School Shooting'Families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre released a powerful video this week, urging parents and teachers to help prevent another school shooting by taking action now.


McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:28:43 -0500

McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging “campaigns of subversion” against the United States and its allies.


U.S. Congress to let Iran deadline pass, leave decision to Trump

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:14:34 -0500

U.S. Congress to let Iran deadline pass, leave decision to TrumpBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily. In October, Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear agreement reached among Tehran, the United States and others in 2015. Congressional leaders have announced no plans to introduce a resolution to reimpose sanctions before Wednesday's deadline and aides say lawmakers will let the deadline pass without action.


Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:22:47 -0500

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch itThis week, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.


Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:17 -0500

Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftA team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.


The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:13:15 -0500

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blazeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


26 Gifts For Teens Who Are A Struggle To Shop For

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:10:52 -0500

26 Gifts For Teens Who Are A Struggle To Shop ForIf you thought buying a gift for dad was hard enough, try finding the perfect present for a teen.


Charles Jenkins, American Held By North Korea For 40 Years After Defection, Dies At 77

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:56:12 -0500

Charles Jenkins, American Held By North Korea For 40 Years After Defection, Dies At 77Charles Jenkins, a former American soldier who defected across the Demilitarized Zone into North Korea in 1965 and was held by the totalitarian regime for 40 years, died in Japan on Monday at the age of 77.


San Francisco mayor, city's first Asian-American leader, dies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:19:13 -0500

San Francisco mayor, city's first Asian-American leader, diesEd Lee, the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco who presided over the city's growth as a high-tech juggernaut, died early Tuesday, his office said in a statement. While no cause of death was given, former mayor Willie Brown told San Francisco media that the 65-year-old Democrat suffered a heart attack while shopping for groceries late Monday. "It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 am (0911 GMT) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.


Why I Responded Live On The Air To A Viewer Who Called Me A Racial Slur

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:36:12 -0500

Why I Responded Live On The Air To A Viewer Who Called Me A Racial SlurEditor’s note: This piece includes the uncensored use of racial slurs and graphic language that may be disturbing to readers.


White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:40:37 -0500

White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's tweet saying Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would “do anything” for campaign donations.


Accused N.Y. bomber's family says attack 'our worst nightmare'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:29:41 -0500

Accused N.Y. bomber's family says attack 'our worst nightmare'Zulifikar Haider hoped his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the United States, but that dream turned into a nightmare when the family saw pictures of her husband wounded after allegedly trying to set off a bomb in a crowded New York commuter hub. Haider's family had been worried when his son-in-law, Akayed Ullah, 27, missed a regular call to his wife on Monday. "Even in our worst nightmares, we could not have foreseen this," Haider, 62, told Reuters on Wednesday evening, following two days of questioning by Bangladesh's counterterrorism police.


Minnesota Senate appointment creates a mess back home

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:24:06 -0500

Minnesota Senate appointment creates a mess back homeST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The elevation of Minnesota's Republican state Senate president to lieutenant governor as part of a chain reaction after U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation will likely lead to a legal fight over whether she can hold two jobs.


NFL Network Suspends Marshall Faulk, 2 Others Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:10:13 -0500

NFL Network Suspends Marshall Faulk, 2 Others Over Sexual Harassment ClaimsA former employee filed a lawsuit


Authorities: 2 dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:43:16 -0500

Authorities: 2 dead after school bus fire in western IowaOAKLAND, Iowa (AP) — A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said.


It Turns Out Legal Weed In Colorado Hasn't Led To Kids Abusing The Drug

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:32:46 -0500

It Turns Out Legal Weed In Colorado Hasn't Led To Kids Abusing The DrugOpponents of marijuana policy reform have warned that legalizing cannabis could give way to an epidemic of young people abusing the plant.


Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:38:41 -0500

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:01:17 -0500

World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to clean energy. "The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019," it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders sought to unlock more money for the shift away from Earth-warming fossil fuels. The move, it said, was meant to help countries meet the greenhouse gas-curbing pledges they had made in support of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming.


Keaton Jones' Mom Responds to Criticism Over Confederate Flag Photos: 'I Can't Take It Back'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:07:27 -0500

Keaton Jones' Mom Responds to Criticism Over Confederate Flag Photos: 'I Can't Take It Back'Kimberly Jones also claims she has nothing to do with a GoFundMe page that has raised $58,000 for her son.


Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:14:14 -0500

Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignationPresident Trump lashed out Tuesday at one of the Democratic lawmakers calling for him to resign over the multiple allegations of sexual assault against him.


Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:29:59 -0500

Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator saysBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war. De Mistura, speaking on Swiss television station RTS, said failure to make peace quickly through United Nations mediation could lead to "a fragmentation of Syria".


MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise Critic

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:50:30 -0500

MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise CriticMSC Seaside was named best new ship of the year Tuesday in the annual awards handed out by Cruise Critic, the cruise website.


The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:34:00 -0500

The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships' Slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. Northrop Grumman is trying to convince the U.S. Navy to transform the branch’s EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare planes into motherships for small, slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars.


Florida mom guilty of killing son known as 'Baby Lollipops'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:08:29 -0500

Florida mom guilty of killing son known as 'Baby Lollipops'MIAMI (AP) — A Florida mother on Wednesday was convicted for a third time of brutally abusing her toddler before fatally beating the boy who became known as "Baby Lollipops" in a case that riveted Miami decades ago.


Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:05 -0500

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer EverYou know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.


The Rock For President? Dwayne Johnson Now 'Seriously Considering' A Run

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:18:21 -0500

The Rock For President? Dwayne Johnson Now 'Seriously Considering' A RunCould the People’s Champion end up in the People’s House?


US, EU and Japan up the pressure on China at WTO

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:07:40 -0500

US, EU and Japan up the pressure on China at WTOThe United States, European Union and Japan jointly rounded on China's "market-distorting subsidies" at the World Trade Organization conference in Argentina Tuesday. A joint statement from the three powers made no direct mention of China, but said "severe excess capacity in key sectors, exacerbated by government-financed and supported capacity expansion, unfair competitive conditions caused by large market-distorting subsidies and state-owned enterprises" were serious problems for international trade.


Volkswagen releases 2019 Jetta sketches ahead of Detroit reveal

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:15:59 -0500

Volkswagen releases 2019 Jetta sketches ahead of Detroit revealIt might be hard to believe for anyone outside the United States, but the Jetta is still Volkswagen's biggest-selling model in America. Despite the continuing decline of sedan sales, the seemingly unstoppable rise of the SUV, the sheer quality of the Golf, and the age of the Jetta, it really is still VW's most important model in the US. It's therefore a pretty big deal that the German automaker has now released some sketches of the all-new 2019 Jetta ahead of a full reveal at the Detroit Auto Show in January.


Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A Terrorist

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500

Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A TerroristIn a video that went viral on Twitter, people wearing American flag-themed clothing, including one wearing a shirt supporting President Donald Trump, can be seen laughing at a Palestinian-American family who attended a pro-Palestine rally in Los Angeles on Sunday.


San Francisco Leaders Try to Move Forward After Mayor Ed Lee's Death

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:09:55 -0500

San Francisco Leaders Try to Move Forward After Mayor Ed Lee's DeathSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning


Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:26:00 -0500

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in southMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue to lurk in the region despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.


Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:36:51 -0500

Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosisWomen in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk. Lawmakers voted 20-12 in favor of the law, which criminalizes abortion if the physician has knowledge that the procedure is being sought due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome, a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. Doctors would lose their medical licenses in the state and face a fourth-degree felony charge under the law if they were to perform an abortion with that knowledge.


Funeral held in San Antonio for slain San Marcos officer

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:35:19 -0500

Funeral held in San Antonio for slain San Marcos officerSAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father, mourners recalled Wednesday at his funeral.


Dying Japanese businessman throws 'end of life' party at Tokyo hotel 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:03:26 -0500

Dying Japanese businessman throws 'end of life' party at Tokyo hotel A Japanese businessman with terminal cancer organised his own 'funeral' party at a Tokyo hotel and invited his closest friends and business associates along. Satoru Anzaki was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer in October but decided against chemotherapy due to the side effects. The 80-year-old took out an advert in the The Nikkei, the world’s largest financial newspaper, explaining his decision not to undergo end-stage chemotherapy. Around 1,000 guests attended the 'end of life' celebration organised by Anzaki, the former president of Komatsu, the Japanese mining equipment maker. “I am satisfied that I could say ‘thank you’ to people I met in my life,” he told Japanese media. “As I want to maximise the quality of life during the time I have left, I have decided not to receive treatment given the side effects. “I have enjoyed my life very much. I thought that being despondent is not in my nature.” He added: “I am happy to be able to convey my gratitude in my own words. “I want to make the most of the rest of my time and be put in a coffin having thought ‘my life was fun’.” One friend who attended the party said: “It was just like Anzaki to host an event like this. He values human relationships more than anything else.”


Celebrities 'Weep Tears Of Joy' As Doug Jones Pulls Off Surprise Senate Win In Alabama

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:20:54 -0500

Celebrities 'Weep Tears Of Joy' As Doug Jones Pulls Off Surprise Senate Win In AlabamaAs Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a victory in the Senate special election in Alabama on Tuesday, defeating his embattled Republican opponent Roy Moore, celebrities took to social media to celebrate the shock win.


Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:23:40 -0500

Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farmingA Muslim cleric accused of issuing a fatwa banning women from working on farms has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday. The imam and five mosque officials face charges after their announcement prompted locals in the western town of Kumarkhali to try and prevent women from going to work in the fields. "They took the decision after prayers on Friday, banning women from going out of their homes," local police chief Abdul Khaleque told AFP.


Alibaba, JD.com Can't Lose in China

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:34:24 -0500

Alibaba, JD.com Can't Lose in ChinaIn 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) has proven that there's plenty of room for two e-commerce giants to thrive in the U.S. market. According to Stifel analyst Scott Devitt, there's no need for U.S. investors to pick between Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ( BABA) and JD.com Inc ( JD) in China. While Alibaba and JD continue to compete with each other for market share, both will likely deliver huge growth numbers in the years ahead.


PolitiFact's Lie Of The Year: Donald Trump And 'This Russia Thing'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:03:37 -0500

PolitiFact's Lie Of The Year: Donald Trump And 'This Russia Thing'PolitiFact on Tuesday revealed its 2017 “Lie of the Year,” focusing on how President Donald Trump has regularly disputed whether Russia interfered in last year’s election and questioned the widely held conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies, which he has frequently undermined and dismissed as “political hacks.”


Dutch customizer reveals Tesla Model S wagon

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:33:24 -0500

Dutch customizer reveals Tesla Model S wagonNiels van Roij is a London-based Dutch car designer known for projects such as the Future London Taxi, a TVR Artemis concept around eight years ago, and most often for taking luxury cars and turning them into limousines. It was revealed a couple of months ago that Roij was working on something that looked a lot like a Tesla Model S hearse, but new renderings of his Tesla Model S 'shooting brake' project have just been released and are getting people excited. This latest design for a Model S conversion sees a new sculpted rear end with a bold stance added to the original Tesla profile, and there's also a longer roof and a good deal of chrome around the side windows that van Roij claims adds visual length and "reduces the extra optical mass" of an estate car.


Woman with 84 Great Danes guilty of animal cruelty charges

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:27:35 -0500

Woman with 84 Great Danes guilty of animal cruelty chargesCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who had dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes living in her New Hampshire mansion was found guilty Tuesday of 10 animal cruelty charges.


X-32: The Fighter Plane That Almost Replaced the F-35

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:36:00 -0500

X-32: The Fighter Plane That Almost Replaced the F-35Built to the same specifications, the X-32 and the F-35 had relatively similar performance parameters. Deciding to compete on cost, Boeing designed the X-32 around a single-piece delta wing that would fit all three variants. The X-32 lacked the shaft-driven turbofan lift of the F-35, instead using the same thrust vectoring system as the AV-8 Harrier.