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  • US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal news

    A federal judge in Texas ruled late Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional -- a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal. US District Judge Reed O'Connor's 55-page ruling came in a lawsuit filed by several Republican state attorneys general opposed to the federal government health plan, known officially as the Affordable Care Act. Conservative Republicans have long opposed the plan, signed into law by president Barack Obama in 2010.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 03:13:32 -0500
  • Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness

    The U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:13:18 -0500
  • Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after attacker shot dead news

    Cherif Chekatt, 29, was killed in the Neudorf neighborhood of Strasbourg after firing on police, ending a two-day manhunt that involved more than 700 members of the security forces. The attack on Strasbourg's cherished Christmas market, a target full of religious symbolism, evoked France's difficulties in integrating western Europe's largest Muslim minority and dealing with homegrown militants inspired by Islamic State. "It's reopening just in time," said stall-holder Bernard Kuntz, preparing his scarves and stoles imported from India, where President Emmanuel Macron was expected to arrive in the evening after a trip to Brussels.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:13:53 -0500
  • NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars news

    Want more proof of NASA's InSight lander arriving safely on Mars? The spacecraft captured a selfie while on the Red Planet.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:06:50 -0500
  • Parents say priest told mourners that son may be kept from heaven over suicide news

    The parents of a young teen who committed suicide say the priest told the mourners that their son may be kept out of heaven over his suicide.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:16:12 -0500
  • Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe: minister news

    Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. "We haven't received any new information or outcome of the investigation from the Saudi side," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on the sidelines of a conference in Turkish ally Qatar. Earlier this month, the minister said Turkey was in talks over a possible United Nations investigation into the October 2 murder, which has provoked global outrage.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:22:56 -0500
  • 7 Incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts

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    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:07 -0500
  • Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K. news

    Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:32:56 -0500
  • The easiest way to keep your dog’s paws safe in cold winter weather

    Winter weather can be so, so dangerous for your pupper's paws. When it gets very cold out, the snow or even the cold pavement can give your dog frostbite on its paws in a matter of minutes. Your dog's paws absolutely need protection, but not all pups are willing to leave those little booties on their feet. There's another option called Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, and we can't recommend it highly enough. Here's what you need to know from the Amazon page: * Protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream * Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity * Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy * Available in pack of 7-ounces * Measures 3-4/5-inch length by 3-4/5-inch width 3-4/5 height

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:58:22 -0500
  • Cohen Reiterates That Trump Directed Hush Payments to Women news

    Cohen’s first since he was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for a host of crimes including those payments -- he rebuffed Trump’s assertions that he had acted on his own and that Trump had relied on him as a lawyer to say if something was illegal. Cohen insisted Trump acted knowingly. “Nothing at the Trump Organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump,” Cohen said.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:59:00 -0500
  • North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death news

    North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, a steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader could be seen at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang, the location of huge bronze statues of the "Dear Leader" and national founder Kim Il Sung. The anniversary observations were expected to continue through Monday across the country.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 03:52:30 -0500
  • Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia's move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying countries had "no rights" to do so. Australia's move follows U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies. "Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel," Mahathir told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Bangkok.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:22:12 -0500
  • CBS Pledges $20M From Les Moonves' Severance To Combat Sexual Harassment news

    Scandal-ridden CBS is shelling out $20 million to more than a dozen

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:57:39 -0500
  • US Official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well," a U.S. official said Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters battled the extremists on the edge of the largest urban area they still hold.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:45:00 -0500
  • Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 years news

    Prosecutors said Prabhu Ramamoorthy "committed one of the most brazen airplane sexual assaults ever prosecuted in this district."

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:04:01 -0500
  • The Hyundai Kona Electric Has a Longer Range than the Chevy Bolt and Costs the Same news

    Hyundai's little crossover scores a big win with its mileage rating and value equation.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:28:00 -0500
  • Best Air Fryers of 2018 news

    Crispy fries without all the oil? That's the golden promise of air fryers, and it probably explains why roughly 4 million were sold over a recent 12-month period in the U.S. That represents a ten...

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:56:49 -0500
  • Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club news

    President Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea the 1,700-ton submarine named Riachuelo at a Rio de Janeiro naval base. Temer's wife, Marcela, had christened the vessel, by smashing a champagne bottle against its hull. The submarines being built by the Brazilian Navy in partnership with France's defense company Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, are a modified version of the Scorpene class diesel-powered submarine.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:52:09 -0500
  • Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grab news

    The Wisconsin GOP has held control of the governorship and both chambers of Wisconsin's Legislature — what’s known as a trifecta — for most of the last decade. This may help to account for the outgoing governor's attempt to pass this package of bills before a Democrat takes over.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:46:04 -0500
  • Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified news

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:30:54 -0500
  • Global pressure vital for Yemen accord: analysts news

    A breakthrough accord between Yemen's warring sides is the most significant step towards ending the country's devastating conflict, but analysts warn its success depends on further international pressure. The United Nations on Thursday brokered a truce between Yemen's government, supported by a Saudi-led military coalition, and Iran-backed Huthi rebels. While the agreement signed in Sweden was welcomed by all involved, analysts say it is fraught with risks and needs to be reinforced by the international community.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:56:50 -0500
  • Shamir Shah Creates a Serene Model Unit With Global References at the Kent

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    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:48:38 -0500
  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital news

    Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. He said in a speech that Australia will recognise east Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital only after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution. The Australian Embassy won’t be moved from Tel Aviv until such a time, he said. While the embassy move is delayed, Mr Morrison said his government will establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and will also start looking for an appropriate site for the embassy. "The Australian government has decided that Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem, as the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel," Mr Morrison said. He said the decision respects both a commitment to a two-state solution and longstanding respect for relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Mr Morrison had earlier floated the idea that Australia may follow the contentious US move of relocating its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, but it was seen by many Australians as a political stunt. Critics called it a cynical attempt to win votes in a by-election in October for a Sydney seat with a high Jewish population. The consideration had sparked backlash from Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia, threatening a free trade deal which has now been delayed. Opposition leader Bill Shorten said Saturday that the decision to recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but not move the embassy there was a "humiliating backdown" from the October by-election campaign. "What I’m worried is that Mr. Morrison put his political interest ahead of our national interest," Shorten told reporters.  

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:50:36 -0500
  • Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid news

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid in the basement of a home.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:06:23 -0500
  • The best weekend holiday deals on Amazon

    These deals make great last minute gifts.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:51:27 -0500
  • You Can Now Build Your Own 2020 Jeep Gladiator without Any Regard to Price news

    We don't know how much the new Jeep pickup costs, which makes the online configurator even more fun to play with.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:15:00 -0500
  • Our Plastic Addiction Has Reached A New Crisis Level news

    This is not a good look. Humans are using more oil-based plastic than ever,

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 05:45:12 -0500
  • China's Xi declares an 'overwhelming victory' over graft: state media news

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared an "overwhelming victory" in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated corruption will continue, state media reported. Xi has pledged to wage war on graft until corruption of all kinds has been expunged at all levels of the Communist Party, from high-level "tigers" to low-level "flies".

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 02:11:29 -0500
  • What the New Court Ruling Striking Down the ACA Means for Your Health Insurance news

    Just as the sign-up window for individual health insurance for 2019 is closing, a legal ruling is creating new uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and could potentially ...

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:20:40 -0500
  • Nancy Pelosi: House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns next month news

    Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will look to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns as they as they take control of the House of Representatives in January. Ms Pelosi, who is likely to win the House speakership next month, said the Ways and Means Committee will “take the first steps” towards getting the tax documents, Reuters reported. “There is popular demand for the Congress to request the president’s tax returns,” Ms Pelosi said.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:53:22 -0500
  • Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction news

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:07:47 -0500
  • Palestinian killed as Israel hunts West Bank shooter news

    A Palestinian teenager was shot dead on Friday as Israeli forces carried out fresh raids in the occupied West Bank, the health ministry said, as troops searched for a Palestinian who killed two soldiers a day earlier. The 17-year-old killed was named by the Palestinian health ministry as Mahmoud Nakhla, who authorities said died after being shot in the stomach by Israeli fire near the Jalazone refugee camp in the central West Bank. The Israeli army did not immediately comment on the death, which came as soldiers clashed with stone-throwing protesters in multiple locations.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:50:48 -0500
  • Egypt unveils "one of a kind" ancient tomb, expects more finds news

    Egypt has discovered a 4,400-year-old-tomb and expects to find more buried treasure. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:50:47 -0500
  • Last minute donation saves Chicago church from auction news

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 120-year-old Chicago church was saved from auction after a midnight call from a group of donors, which one church official said was "a Christmas miracle."

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:43:01 -0500
  • Buy a gift card, get a freebie at these restaurants, businesses news

    This holiday season, when you purchase gift cards at many popular restaurant chains including Applebee's and the Cheesecake Factory, get a bonus.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:31:03 -0500
  • Rocco The Cheeky Parrot Keeps Using Amazon's Alexa To Order Snacks news

    A mischievous parrot who was booted from an animal sanctuary for his foul

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:31:25 -0500
  • Qatar says Gulf Arab bloc needs reform to give it teeth news

    Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar was still counting on Kuwait and other regional powers to help solve the row that has seen Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-GCC member Egypt impose a political and economic boycott on Doha since June 2017. "They have mechanisms in place and never trigger them (to hold people accountable) because some countries believe they are non-binding, so we need to make sure all the rules we are submitting to are binding to everyone in this region." The four states accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and cosying up to regional foe Iran. Doha denies the charges and says the boycott aims to curtail its sovereignty.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:11:33 -0500
  • Federal judge in Texas declares Affordable Care Act unconstitutional news

    A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:12:23 -0500
  • Trump spreads fake right wing claim about missing text messages between FBI agents news

    Donald Trump has falsely claimed texts between former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were "wiped clean and gone" – despite a new report revealing the messages were not initially included in a Justice Department probe due to a technical error. “Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News,” he continued. The FBI’s automated collection tool failed to collect five months of text messages between the agents due to a technology failure, according to a report released by the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:53:00 -0500
  • Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway news

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:47:40 -0500
  • Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks news

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement. Netanyahu referred to a controversial Gaza ceasefire in November that ended the worst escalation between Israel and Hamas since a 2014 war. "I conveyed a clear message to Hamas -- we won't accept a situation of a truce in Gaza and terror in Judea and Samaria," Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting, using the biblical name for the West Bank, as is Israel's official policy.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:51:50 -0500
  • Inside Polo Storico - where classic Lamborghinis are reborn news

    Polo Storico is Lamborghini's in-house restoration program that can facilitate everything – from vehicle history to complete rebuilds using original parts. We went for a closer look

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:02:10 -0500
  • Priest takes pope's mandate - good deeds for all - across US news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:20:54 -0500
  • Starbucks' Happy Hour brings three days of buy-one-get-one free espresso drinks news

    There's a buy-one-get-one free deal on hot chocolate and espresso drinks from Dec. 14-16 for Starbucks' Happy Hour event.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:59:51 -0500
  • Pacific Life Yanks Ads After Tucker Carlson's Dig That Immigrants Make U.S. 'Dirtier' news

    Prominent insurance company Pacific Life has pulled its commercials from

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:53:55 -0500
  • Turkey would consider working with Assad if he won a democratic Syrian election

    Turkey and other world powers would consider working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he won a democratic election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a conference in Qatar on Sunday. Turkey supported the opposition to Assad in the Syrian civil war that broke out in 2011 and continues to support rebel fighters who control part of northwest Syria. A year ago Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described Assad as a terrorist and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:18:13 -0500
  • Prada Pulls $550 Keychains After Blackface Comparisons news

    The keychain was compared to Little Sambo online

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:34:04 -0500
  • Migrant girl, 7, 'dies of dehydration while in Border Patrol custody' in US news

    A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died hours after being taken into custody for illegally attempting to enter the US, officials said. The girl, named as Jackeline Caal by Guatemala's foreign ministry, died of dehydration and shock around nine hours after being taken into US custody. Jackeline and her father, identified as 29-year-old Nery Caal, were part of a large group of migrants who were detained by border patrol agents after they were found along a remote stretch of the US-Mexico border.  Border officials as saying she had not eaten or consumed water for several days.  Jackeline's death raises questions over how officials assess the welfare of migrants they take into custody at a time when increasing numbers of children and families are making the difficult journey north from Central America. Many of them say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in their home countries. Honduran migrants sit after crossing the US border wall and turning themselves into US border patrol agents in San Diego Credit: AP President Donald Trump's administration has come under fire for its hard-line stance on immigration, including stating that he had authorised US troops to use "lethal force" on the border if necessary.  Jackeline and her father were taken into custody at about 9.15 pm on December 6 in a group of 163 people in remote New Mexico, about 90 miles from the nearest Border Patrol station in Lordsburg.  A Border Patrol form completed shortly after she was detained said she showed no signs of sickness but the agency confirmed the girl later started experiencing fever and seizures while in its custody. Jackeline's father said she began vomiting hours after being placed on a bus to a border patrol station and had stopped breathing by the time she arrived at the facility.  Emergency medical technicians revived her and she was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she suffered cardiac arrest and died shortly after midnight on December 8, officials said.    A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border Credit: AP They added that Jackeline's father was driven to El Paso and was at the hospital when she died. It comes after a toddler died in May just after being released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the girl was "apprehended with her father for illegal entry with a group of 163 illegal aliens" on Thursday of last week. Kirstjen Nielsen, the DHS chief, told Fox News: "It's heart-wrenching. This is a very sad example of the dangers of this journey. This family chose to cross illegally." A department statement earlier said: "Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of the child. "Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life under the most trying of circumstances. As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathise with the loss of any child." The DHS watchdog will review the incident and an autopsy into Jackeline's death has been scheduled. The head of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Customs and Border Protection, will appear in front of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee next week, Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the panel, said on Twitter. "We will be demanding immediate answers to this tragedy," Mr Nadler said. Guatemalan consular officials said they have spoken with the father who was deeply upset. "It is important to show that, unfortunately, the places where migrants now enter are more dangerous and the distances they travel are greater," they said. In a separate development, it emerged this week that authorities arrested 170 immigrants who came forward to sponsor migrant children in government custody. ICE said that the arrests were of people suspected of being in the country illegally and were the result of background checks. Nearly two thirds of those arrested, 109 in all, had no criminal record, the agency said. Another 61 of those arrested did have criminal records, but ICE said it could not break down convictions by violent and nonviolent offences. The arrests follow a move by Mr Trump's administration earlier this year that allowed immigration authorities to examine the criminal background and legal status of anyone who steps forward to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children, usually parents or close relatives already in the US, as well as any other adults living in their home.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:50:21 -0500
  • Woman punches bear, gets help from dog to survive attack

    A woman survived a mauling by a bear by repeatedly punching the animal and crawling into a bush as her Chihuahua-mix distracted the attacker.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:20:46 -0500
  • The Marines Want a Piece of the Army’s Deadly New Sniper Rifle news

    We explain why. 

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:15:00 -0500
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