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  • Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis news

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:55:54 -0500
  • Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentiments news

    Peter 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.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:22:25 -0500
  • Roy Moore Accuser Says Alabama Is 'About To Make Some Changes' news

    Roy Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday night means “Alabama is about to make some changes,” one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct said Wednesday.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:51:02 -0500
  • DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly' news

    Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500
  • North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem grows news

    A new unmanned ship from North Korea washed Japanese shores this week with at least one dead body.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:17:25 -0500
  • Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check news

    Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:30:39 -0500
  • Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her news

    “It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. The incident happened in the city of Grand Rapids as the girl was preparing to leave her home to go to the shops.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:02:00 -0500
  • Battlefield researchers uncover ISIS arsenal and weapons factory in Iraq news

    NBC News goes into Tal Afar Iraq with a team of weapons researchers as they discover an ISIS arms cache and munitions factory that reveals the terrorists group’s sophisticated weapons program.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:55:42 -0500
  • 8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicide news

    An 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.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:47:42 -0500
  • Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill' news

    Joe Biden is offering another apology to Anita Hill.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:28:46 -0500
  • The Latest: Omarosa: Trump's senior staff has no blacks left news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Omarosa Manigault Newman and her departure from the White House staff (all times local):

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:38:59 -0500
  • With Rubio a 'no' vote, where does the GOP tax bill stand? news

    Marco Rubio’s spokesperson confirms the Senator will vote “no” unless certain changes are made to the Republican tax bill. NBC’s Garrett Haake reports on the implications.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:33:34 -0500
  • Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged Communities news

    Nearly 745,000 men, women and children in Syria are trapped inside the war-torn country’s 33 besieged communities, living in desolate conditions at the mercy of President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime and its armed opponents.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:57 -0500
  • Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre news

    Sirens 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.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:05:07 -0500
  • Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it news

    This week, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:22:47 -0500
  • For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain news

    Yahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:49:52 -0500
  • Jesse Watters' Mother Is 'Distraught' About Her Son's Views news

    If you’ve ever been distraught by something that Fox News host Jesse Watters said, you’re not alone.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:09:02 -0500
  • Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide? news

    A Republican state representative who denied allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide. Dan Johnson died of a single gunshot wound after stopping his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area of Mount Washington, Kentucky, the Bullitt County Coroner said. Mr Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:23:00 -0500
  • Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft news

    A 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.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:17 -0500
  • Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A Terrorist news

    In 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.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500
  • Indian minister warns Bollywood heavyweights over sexual exploitation news

    In a rare rebuke, an Indian minister on Thursday warned the country’s Bollywood film industry to comply with strict measures to combat sexual harassment, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Maneka Gandhi, India’s federal Minister for Women and Child Development, took the unusual step of writing to 24 powerful Bollywood film producers, demanding they comply with Indian sexual harassment legislation to ensure a "safe, secure and inclusive work environment” for all employees. The letter was sent to major industry players, such as actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as director Karan Johar.  “The aim of this law is to ensure that no woman is sexually harassed at her workplace,” Ms Gandhi said in her letter. "It is to be followed in letter and spirit by all organisations in the country," she added. "Bollywood filmmakers are ethically and legally accountable for the safety of not only their direct employees but of all outsourced and temporary staff as well." Britain's Prince William shakes hands with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan Credit: REUTERS/Rafiq Maqbool/Pool It is understood that more letters will be sent to other film producers.  Bollywood remains hugely male dominated, with men making up the vast majority of directors and veteran stars. The small handful of female directors are mostly confined to regional cinema.  After the Weinstein allegations broke, people in the film business in India were unconvinced they would have a #MeToo moment.   "What can we do?" Mukesh Bhatt, who co-heads production house Vishesh Films said. “We cannot keep moral cops outside every film office to see that no girl is being exploited.” Alankrita Shrivastava, director of critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under my Burkha said a women's protest movement was unlikely to happen in conservative Indian society. “The way men are being called out in Hollywood right now, I don’t know if it can happen in India.”  “In terms of how our psychology is, how patriarchy functions, it is much more entrenched,” she added. However, Ms Gandhi's stark warning gives women in Bollywood hope that their concerns will be heard. Last month Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar told a Mumbai tabloid she had been turned down for "several roles" as she did not give in to "unwanted advances" by producers and directors. Ms Bhaskar, 29, urged aspiring actresses to turn down roles rather than resort to the so-called "casting couch" to exchange sexual favours to advance their careers. Thousands of young Indian girls and boys gravitate to Bollywood every year with the aim of becoming actors. Swara Bhaskar complained of Bollywood's casting-couch culture Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images They are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, not only by unscrupulous agents promising them roles which they never get, but also by lesser known stars, producers and directors making similar promises.   Hopefuls are fearful of reporting inappropriate behaviour in case it ruins their chances of breaking into Bollywood. “It is always very subtle,” Ms Bhaskar said this week. “People try to insinuate that there are 10,000 girls for one role – so what can you do?” In the wake of the #MeToo scandal, actresses including Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha called on Bollywood to improve its record in standing up for victims of sexual harassment and exploitation.  Sexual harassment legislation was passed in India in 2013, in response to the fatal gang rape of a 23-year old medical student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. In November Ms Gandhi launched the online Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box) to register sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and to ensure the implementation of the 2013 law. She also urged all company directors to report sexual harassment cases, but activists said many victims were hesitant to register their complaints, afraid their future careers would be curtailed. Women's rights activists maintain that only 10 per cent of rape and other sexual harassment cases ever get reported in India.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:33:33 -0500
  • Defiant Syrian envoy blames West, Saudis and U.N. as peace talks end

    By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari accused its opposition, backed by Western countries and Saudi Arabia, of sabotaging a round of U.N.-led peace talks that ended in Geneva on Thursday without any results. "The Riyadh 2 Communique is blackmail of the Geneva process," Ja'afari told reporters.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:28:17 -0500
  • South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties news

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday that Beijing wants to improve ties that have nosedived over China's objections to the deployment of an American anti-missile system.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:59:01 -0500
  • Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

    People around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:17:11 -0500
  • Bodycam Footage of Cop Slapping Handcuffs on Screaming 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage news

    The footage shows a terrified young girl as she's handcuffed during an investigation.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:11:18 -0500
  • Weakened and divided, S.Africa's ANC to elect a new leader news

    South Africa's ruling ANC party holds a conference starting Saturday to elect its new leader in a hotly contested two-way race seen as a pivotal moment in the country's post-apartheid history. The winner will be well-placed to be the next president, but the ANC has lost much popularity since Nelson Mandela led it to power in the euphoric 1994 election that marked the end of white-minority rule. President Jacob Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief but remain national leader ahead of general elections in 2019.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:08:59 -0500
  • Where To Donate To Honor Each Of The 26 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims news

    Thursday marks the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:45:56 -0500
  • Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO says news

    A compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids,” it added. The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:49:00 -0500
  • GOP seeks excuse for Trump to fire Mueller news

    Rep. Eric Swalwell talks with Rachel Maddow about Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee pressing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for a reason for Donald Trump to fire Robert Mueller.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:50:40 -0500
  • Thursday's Morning Email: Why Millennials Are Facing The Scariest Financial Future Since The Great Depression news

    TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:54:34 -0500
  • Intensifying winds threaten to fan massive Thomas Fire in California late this week news

    Strengthening winds will pose challenges to fire crews and put additional lives and property at risk in California late this week as the historic Thomas Fire continues to rage.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:08:45 -0500
  • Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on America news

    China is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:35:00 -0500
  • Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever news

    You know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:05 -0500
  • 11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of Children news

    A spiritual adviser reportedly told the men raping infants would give them supernatural powers

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:54:29 -0500
  • More than 20 IS killed in southern Syria: coalition news

    Syrian opposition forces backed by a US-led coalition killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and took several others prisoner Thursday, military officials said. According to the coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, a vetted Syrian opposition group known as the Maghawir al-Thawra detected the fighters early Thursday in an area controlled by pro-Syrian regime forces in southern Syria, in the Al-Tanf border region. Supported by coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra "quickly and professionally conducted an operation," the coalition said in a statement.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:55:34 -0500
  • White Evangelicals Voted En Masse For Roy Moore In Alabama, To No One's Surprise news

    Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama’s special Senate election Tuesday night upset the status quo in his state in many ways ― it put a Democrat from Alabama in the U.S. Senate for the first time in 25 years, and it showed off the political clout of Alabama’s black voters.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:22 -0500
  • Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV

    (Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sergey Ryazanskiy from Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Italy's Paolo Nespoli with the European Space Agency. The capsule landed in the windswept and snow-covered steppe in Kazakhstan's central Karaganda region at 2.37 p.m. (0837 GMT). ...

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:18:40 -0500
  • Trump and Putin discuss 'working together to resolve' North Korea nuclear crisis news

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday evening about the threat posed by North Korea. A White House statement said the world leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea". The Kremlin said in a statement that Mr Trump and Mr Putin discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the Korean Peninsula.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:43:00 -0500
  • 8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships Differently news

    Married divorce lawyers have an interesting perspective on relationships.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:05:39 -0500
  • The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:12:57 -0500
  • Keaton Jones Visits University of Tennessee Football Team as Reports Say His Dad Might Be a White Supremacist news

    Shawn White is currently serving a three-year prison term for assault.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:54:05 -0500
  • Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon news

    Sarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:38:41 -0500
  • Gift Card Scam: Crooks Can Drain the Money Off Your Cards news

    Gift cards are hotter than roasted chestnuts this yule season. Six in ten consumers have gift cards on their Christmas shopping list, according to a survey of 7,349 consumers for the National Ret...

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:59:15 -0500
  • US jets intercept Russian warplanes in Syria: Pentagon news

    A pair of US warplanes intercepted two Russia jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday. At one point during Wednesday's incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed chaff and flares to convince the Russian Su-25s to leave the area, and one US pilot had to "aggressively maneuver" to avoid a midair collision, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said. The Russian fighters had flown into airspace controlled by the US-led coalition that is fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, crossing onto the east side of the Euphrates River near Albu Kamal.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:18:06 -0500
  • Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S. news

    Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:45:56 -0500
  • 2 Police Officers Shot in the Chest Were Saved by Bulletproof Vests news

    The police were engaged in a standoff

    Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:31:35 -0500
  • Republicans strike deal on tax plan as they rush to pass it before arrival of Alabama's new Democratic senator news

    Senate and House Republicans have struck a tentative deal on a tax plan as they race to get a final measure on President Donald Trump’s desk by Christmas. At the same time, Democrats are urging Republicans to delay the process until a newly-elected Democratic senator from Alabama, Doug Jones, is seated - currently expected not to be until after the Senate wraps up its work for the year. In a stunning upset on Tuesday, Mr Jones defeated his Republican opponent Roy Moore in a special election, flipping control of the seat and reducing the Republican Senate margin to 51-49.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:13:42 -0500
  • Half Of American Voters Believe The Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual Misconduct news

    Fifty percent of voters believe that the sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump are “credible,” according to a new survey from Politico and Morning Consult.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:37:40 -0500
  • Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south news

    MANILA, 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.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:26:00 -0500
  • Exclusive: Ford to base Fusion production in China - sources

    Ford Motor Co plans to consolidate global production of midsize sedans in China in 2020, three sources said on Wednesday. In North America, the Fusion sedan currently is built in Hermosillo, Mexico, while in Europe, the companion Mondeo sedan is built in Valencia, Spain. Both models are expected to be redesigned in mid to late 2020, when Ford plans to shift their production to Chongqing, to a joint-venture plant operated with Ford's Chinese partner Changan Automobile Co, according to sources connected to Ford's component suppliers who are familiar with the automaker's future production plans.

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:35:26 -0500
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