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Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:43 -0500

Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates SayPresident Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.


CBS’s Norah O’Donnell on Charlie Rose: ‘There is no excuse for this alleged behavior’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:48:21 -0500

CBS’s Norah O’Donnell on Charlie Rose: ‘There is no excuse for this alleged behavior’“CBS This Morning” co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King opened the show Tuesday by addressing allegations of sexual misconduct against their colleague Charlie Rose.


Police Were Told To Keep Roy Moore Away From High School Cheerleaders, Retired Officer Says

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:39 -0500

Police Were Told To Keep Roy Moore Away From High School Cheerleaders, Retired Officer SaysA retired Alabama police officer said she and her colleagues were told decades ago to “make sure” Roy Moore “didn’t hang around” high school cheerleaders, and confirmed previous reports that the Republican Senate candidate was banned at the time from a local mall for predatory behavior toward teenage girls.


A North Korean Defector's Dramatic Dash Across the Border Was Captured on Video

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:51:52 -0500

A North Korean Defector's Dramatic Dash Across the Border Was Captured on VideoA North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to a video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command.


Senator Seeks Answers on US Attorney Firing

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:47:10 -0500

Senator Seeks Answers on US Attorney FiringSenator Chris Coons talks with Rachel Maddow about his effort to get answers from the Trump administration on why key U.S. attorney Dana Boente was pushed out of his position.


102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:26:39 -0500

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existedA 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.


A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:45:45 -0500

A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah PalinThis story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.


Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:07:31 -0500

Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in NigerInvestigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The ambush drew attention to the little-known U.S. military presence in Niger, and it came under further scrutiny when President Donald Trump’s handling of condolence messages to the families of the dead U.S. soldiers was criticized by lawmakers in Washington. Investigators found the remains on Nov. 12 and military medical examiners have verified that the remains were Johnson's, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.


Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:33:01 -0500

Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarineThe Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather. pic.twitter.com/Sxgi9MZGo5— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Timeline | Submarine accidents Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.


Notorious gang 'behead man' near Washington

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:42:43 -0500

Notorious gang 'behead man' near WashingtonAn ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut out his heart before burying him in a park near the US capital, reports said Wednesday. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was stabbed more than 100 times in Wheaton, Maryland just outside Washington DC, according to a statement by the Montgomery County Police Department. Authorities have so far arrested Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, on first-degree murder.


FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:38:40 -0500

FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality CommentsThe Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.


Alabama Senate race gets even stranger as Democrat quotes Ivanka in ad

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:43:34 -0500

Alabama Senate race gets even stranger as Democrat quotes Ivanka in adA new ad for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones quotes Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Ivanka Trump, saying there is no reason to doubt the women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct.


"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:09:25 -0500

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin’s Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong process.


19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:46:04 -0500

19 Crazy Delicious Ways To Roast Sweet Potatoes


Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500

Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocketScience has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.


Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:51 -0500

Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 MillionWhitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.


U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:37:15 -0500

U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi ArabiaThe U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen. The warning comes two weeks after U.S.-allied Saudi Arabia said it had shot down a ballistic missile fired by Iran-aligned Houthis from Yemen towards the Saudi capital Riyadh. The missile, which the Houthis said was in response to Saudi-led air strikes on civilians in Yemen, was shot down near Riyadh airport without causing any casualties.


Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:27:48 -0500

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opensDETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.


Katy Tur Has A 'Brutal Question' For Trump Over His Support For 'Accused Pedophile'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:07:16 -0500

Katy Tur Has A 'Brutal Question' For Trump Over His Support For 'Accused Pedophile'NBC’s Katy Tur isn’t mincing words when it comes to President Donald Trump’s defense of Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday despite Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct.


Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:36:43 -0500

Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner Parents should be made to sign contracts compelling them to monitor their children’s Facebook messages, the coroner in the Ann Maguire murder inquest has claimed. Under proposals due to be presented to the Digital minister Matt Hancock, parents would be given the right to pry on their children’s accounts because their “responsibility transcends” a teenager’s “entitlement to privacy”. The suggestions would also require teens aged 13 to 18 to have a named parent on their application to open an account, and make parents contractually obliged to monitor their communications. Coroner Kevin McLoughlin outlined the proposals yesterday as a jury ruled that the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire could have been prevented. Teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire told ten friends 'precisely' what he planned to do Delivering a conclusion of unlawful killing, the jury at Wakefield Coroner’s Court said that her death had resulted from “missed opportunities to share and record the problem behaviour” of her killer. It comes more than two years after Ms Maguire, an employee of Corpus Christi College, Leeds was stabbed to death by pupil Will Cornick during a lesson at the school on 28 April 2014. During the inquest, the jury heard that Cornick, then 15, had exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with friends in which he professed his hatred for Ms Maguire and his desire to harm her. In one Facebook exchange, he expressed his loathing for the 61-year-old and offered a friend “a tenner” for them to kill her. Another associate of Cornick told police officers in an interview that Cornick had said of Mrs Maguire: “I don’t want to hurt her, I want to kill her.” Cornick was 15 years old when he stabbed to death Mrs Maguire, 61, as she taught a class at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds The teenager told 10 pupils of his intention to kill Mrs Maguire and other members of staff, and showed four of them the 34-inch knife he later used in her brutal murder. Despite his litany of threats, none of the pupils reported the outbursts to the school. Their conversations with Cornick only surfaced in pre-inquest hearings, and it later emerged that they had never been questioned about them by police officers or teaching staff after her murder. In statements following Mrs Maguire’s murder, Cornick’s parents claimed they had no prior knowledge of their son’s intentions. Commenting on the disclosures, Mr McLoughlin said that Cornick’s online threats had been “sinister and grotesque”, adding that he believed that “parents have a responsibility to protect children”. In order to do this, he said that they should be given “access to supervise content”, adding: “any parent’s responsibility transcends any teenager’s entitlement to privacy.” A Facebook spokesman said: "We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. We work closely with online safety experts including the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International to make sure that young people and their parents know how technology works and what they need to think about before sharing online."


Putin urges 'compromise' ahead of new Syria peace talks

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:30 -0500

Putin urges 'compromise' ahead of new Syria peace talksRussian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that efforts to end Syria's six-year war were entering "a new stage" ahead of a planned meeting of Syrian government officials and opposition leaders, warning both sides that compromise would be necessary. The new talks should happen soon, Putin said after a summit with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisting that they would reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. "It is obvious that the reform process will not be simple, it will require compromise and concessions from all parties, including obviously the Syrian government," Putin said after two hours of talks with Rouhani and Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.


Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:49:24 -0500

Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And WeirdA Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.


Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:43:57 -0500

Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusationsAn anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.


Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:19 -0500

Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden KissAn Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.


Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:42:24 -0500

Zimbabwe's New Leaders Are None Other Than Mugabe's Former 'Enforcers'Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities on Tuesday, after the country’s speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.


Kindergartener bags buck under Wisconsin's new hunting rules

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:40:12 -0500

Kindergartener bags buck under Wisconsin's new hunting rulesMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age.


Trump Makes World's Dumbest Feud Even Dumber

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:57:22 -0500

Trump Makes World's Dumbest Feud Even DumberPresident Donald Trump escalated what has arguably been his most mindless feud yet by calling the father of a college basketball player “a poor man’s version of Don Kong, but without the hair” and “ungrateful fool.”


Man Dies From Cancer Hours After Being Charged With Murder

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:23:23 -0500

Man Dies From Cancer Hours After Being Charged With MurderHe had fatally shot a 27-year-old man in April, police said


Macron scores diplomatic coup on Lebanon but balancing act under test

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:47:48 -0500

Macron scores diplomatic coup on Lebanon but balancing act under testBy John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's initiative in bringing Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri to Paris puts France at the center of a power struggle between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran and will test a policy of neutrality that critics doubt can be sustained. While the move eased regional tensions that spiked after the prime minister's resignation on Nov. 4, it also exposed the difficulty of Macron's stated position of taking no sides in the Middle East. "Macron has put his neck out on Lebanon," said a European diplomat who didn't want to be named talking about an ally's policies.


"They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:10:42 -0500

"They said, I’m sorry, because you weren’t physically injured, you can’t go to the private events."Lisa Hamp was in the same building as the gunman on the day of the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her classmates pushed against the door of the room to keep him from entering. Last fall, we were talking, and we were like, “Are you going to the 10-year anniversary?” And I said, “I haven’t been to one since my senior year, which was the first anniversary, but I’d love to go because now I’m recognizing all this power from recovery and healing.


Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:57:09 -0500

Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary CitgoVenezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose Angel Pereira, was arrested in Caracas.


What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:05:43 -0500

What To Buy On Black Friday On AmazonLast week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.


US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:35:54 -0500

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fightersUS forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.


Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize Luhansk

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:31:18 -0500

Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize LuhanskArmed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials.  The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor Kornet the night before. Luhansk state television showed masked men with assault rifles and heavy machine guns blocking the entrances of administrative buildings and streets in the centre of Luhansk on Tuesday, reportedly on the orders of the interior ministry. One of them wore the blue uniform the interior ministry's Berkut unit, a police force specialising in putting down riots. The armed men had ignored Plotnitsky's command to leave, Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported. A video on Tuesday evening showed what appeared to be dozens of military vehicles entering Luhansk from the direction of the neighbouring Donetsk separatist republic, although a Donetsk official denied it was intervening. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, salutes during Victory Day military parade. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters In a video on Tuesday Kornet said he wanted to “dispel rumours” of his dismissal and said his forces had captured Ukrainian saboteurs who were attempting terrorist attacks in the republic. He also claimed that Plotnitsky's chief of staff and the head of the security service had been implicated in a coup attempt last year and arrested on Plotnitsky's orders, along with the general director of the state television company. But Plotnitsky later said in a statement on his website that Kornet had indeed been fired and the actions of interior ministry forces “crossed all acceptable lines”. He said the “attempts of certain people to remain in power” were futile and “will be completely neutralised in the near future”. The outcome of the power struggle remained unclear on Tuesday. Novaya Gazeta reported that the republic's state security ministry, military headquarters and people's militia were “not participating in the conflict between Plotnitsky and Kornet”.  Interior minister Igor Kornet visits a penal colony near Luhansk in 2016. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters Separatists seized control of much of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in April 2014 following the establishment of a pro-Western government in Kiev and Russia's annexation of Crimea. The ensuing conflict between the rebels, who have received military assistance from neighbouring Russia, and government forces has claimed more than 10,000 lives.  A ceasefire agreed in Minsk in 2015 has been regularly violated, and a Ukrainian soldier died in a mortar strike on Monday. Several top separatist commanders have been assassinated since the start of the conflict.    


4 children, 2 adults killed in rural northern Illinois fire

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:35:53 -0500

4 children, 2 adults killed in rural northern Illinois fireDIXON, Ill. (AP) — Four children and two adults from the same family died in a house fire early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, according to the local sheriff.


Philadelphia Mayor Roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our President Is A Bully’ And A 'Punk’

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:37:13 -0500

Philadelphia Mayor Roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our President Is A Bully’ And A 'Punk’Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney did not hold back in his criticism of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.


Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:55 -0500

Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly RampageMonths before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed


12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:02:07 -0500

12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet


Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi LibyaBy Aidan Lewis TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis. Part of a growing scene, there are now hundreds of bikers in Tripoli alone who come from all walks of life. Riding past - often in groups - on their gleaming machines, they stick out in Libya, where a conservative society still bears the scars of decades of authoritarian rule under former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and the revolution and conflict that followed.


Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary Stay

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:47 -0500

Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary StayThanks to a large social media push, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh will get to stay in the U.S. ― for now.


How the U.S. Navy Could Beat China in a War

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:39:00 -0500

How the U.S. Navy Could Beat China in a WarDuring its westward advance across the Pacific, the U.S. Navy fashioned techniques and hardware to refuel, resupply, and repair ships from dispersed, often improvised island bases. The allies should ransack history for insight—thinking ahead about how to use Japan’s many islands and inlets as impromptu logistics hubs. After all, the conventionally powered surface fleets based in Japan need fuel too.


Gayle King Further Addresses Charlie Rose Allegations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:07:03 -0500

Gayle King Further Addresses Charlie Rose AllegationsTONIGHT: Gayle King of @CBSThisMorning wraps up a difficult day by speaking with Stephen Colbert about her former co-host Charlie Rose.


Mumbai attack 'mastermind' to be freed as he eyes move to mainstream Pakistani politics

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:04:13 -0500

Mumbai attack 'mastermind' to be freed as he eyes move to mainstream Pakistani politicsA Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, a notorious jihadi with a $10m US bounty on his head.  The move was seen as part of a military campaign to bully the civilian government. Mr Saeed, who was detained nine months ago, allegedly masterminded the 2008 Mumbai massacre in which 166 people were killed. The court rejected a request by the government to extend his arrest, citing a lack of evidence. On Friday, Mr Saeed is expected to walk free. When at liberty, his ability to travel the country and hold large, blood-and-thunder rallies has exasperated allies who believe Pakistan is too soft on terrorism. Mr Saeed held a major rally in Rawalpindi, right next to army headquarters, in 2016, and was present at long series of rallies in 2011.  Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the charity led by Mr Saeed which the UN considers a front for terrorism, told the Telegraph it was a triumph for their cause. “This is a victory for the people of Pakistan who support Hafiz Saeed and the Kashmir struggle,” a spokesman said. Close relations with Pakistan’s army have historically helped to shield Mr Saeed. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant organisation he founded in the 1980s, has never carried out an attack in the country, focusing instead on India, Kashmir and Afghanistan. The release comes at a feverish, rumour-filled moment in Pakistani politics. In October, the army confirmed plans to “mainstream” extremist groups by encouraging them to enter politics.  Two new parties have sprung up recently. One, the Mili Muslim League, considers Mr Saeed its leader. Activists from the other, the Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan, have blockaded Islamabad’s main motorway for a fortnight - a brazen act many believe would be impossible without at least tacit support from the army. Mr Saeed’s release is “going to give a signal [to Mr Saeed's party] that ‘you’re guy has been freed’... now put your faith in winning, do more campaigning,” said Ayesha Siddiqa, a defence analyst. This, Ms Siddiqa added, will eat into the votes of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in a 2018 election. Under the leadership of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was deposed over the summer in a much criticised ruling by the Supreme Court, the party had threatened military dominance of Pakistan. The justification for the 67-year-old’s original arrest was opaque. Some believe it was connected to an investigation, now finished, into Pakistan’s compliance with anti-terrorism financing regulations. Trials against Mr Saeed and his alleged accomplices have collapsed in the past for lack of evidence. However, a US-born member of LeT was sentenced to 35 years in American prison for his role in the Mumbai massacre, during which a team of gunmen attacked a railway-station, several hotels and a Jewish cafe over three days.


Russian oligarch Kerimov questioned in France over tax evasion

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:21:27 -0500

Russian oligarch Kerimov questioned in France over tax evasionBillionaire Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov faced a second day of questioning by investigators in France on Wednesday, two days after his arrest in Nice on suspicion of tax evasion. Kerimov, 51, spent a second night Tuesday at a police station in the southern resort city, where he was arrested on arrival at the airport on Monday night, legal sources said. A source close to the probe told AFP he was suspected of laundering "tens of millions of euros" hidden away from tax authorities.


Donald Trump Jr.'s Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Tips Spectacularly Backfire

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:54:05 -0500

Donald Trump Jr.'s Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Tips Spectacularly BackfireDonald Trump Jr.’s Thanksgiving conversation starter tips were not to everyone’s taste.


Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Will Get $15 Million From L.A. County

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:06:26 -0500

Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Will Get $15 Million From L.A. CountyFranklin O'Connell has maintained his innocence for the last 32 years.


AP Was There: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:04:10 -0500

AP Was There: The Assassination of President KennedyEDITOR'S NOTE — On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Texas with his wife.


Exclusive: CSX to impose hefty fees on some rail customers in 2018

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:30:36 -0500

Exclusive: CSX to impose hefty fees on some rail customers in 2018CSX Corp will charge new fees for freight shipments to Mexico and hike charges for customers that fail to load or discharge railcars by agreed deadlines or ship unsafely loaded or overweight railcars as of Jan. 1, the company said. A Nov. 15 notice of the changes, seen by Reuters, would encourage customers to better conform to CSX's schedules as it faces persistent service delays and disruptions partly caused by its dramatic operations overhaul. CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle said by phone on Wednesday the charges were "in line with efforts to optimize the use of assets," including railcars.


U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:34 -0500

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policiesThe U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.