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Yellow Jacket protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macrons government
News ImageThe fourth weekend of violent protests in France paralyzed the capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:25:44 -0500
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
News ImageTwo Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:46:06 -0500
Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors
News ImageIncredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently.He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures which produce their own light he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Simon, who is also a marine biologist, from New Plymouth, New Zealand, said: I felt like I was in the film Avatar capturing these images. ...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:10:09 -0500
Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says
News ImageCyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:56:53 -0500
In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs
News ImageGAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in March.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:34:58 -0500
EU Said Open to Assurances But Not Renegotiation of Brexit Deal
News ImageThe EU is prepared to add wording to the effect it has no wish to force the U.K. into a never-ending backstop arrangement in the absence of a broader trade deal and it will do all it can to avoid it, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the matter. May told U.K. lawmakers on Monday that she would do everything I possibly can to secure assurances on the backstop from the EU.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:32:05 -0500
Dan Abrams on Cohen court filing: 'Biggest legal threat we've seen so far' for Trump
News ImageDan Abrams, Chris Christie and Asha Rangappa weigh in on the sentencing memo for Michael Cohen from the Southern District of New York and the special counsel's filing on Paul Manafort.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:45:12 -0500
Camp Fire survivor elated to find dog waiting at their burned down house
News ImageWhen Andrea Gaylord was forced to evacuate the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California in November, she couldn't get back home to take her dog Madison with her to safety as the fires spread. The evacuation order was lifted nearly a month after it was instated in Paradise, California, and Gaylord was beside herself to see Madison waiting for her as she pulled up to her burned down property, Gaylord told the ABC 10 news. Madison miraculously survived the Camp Fire that tore through Northern California throughout November, killing 85 people, displacing thousands, and leaving many, including Gaylord, homeless.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:18:11 -0500
Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate
News ImageIndian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the Force India Formula One team, will discover his fate at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The loans from the state-owned IDBI bank were intended to bail out his failed carrier Kingfisher Airlines.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:18:16 -0500
Trump Scorched Over Tweet Bashing Obama For Burning Through 'Chief Of Staffs'
News ImageTwitter followers piled on President Donald Trump after unearthing his 2012
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:57:34 -0500
I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.
News ImageOn Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:21:28 -0500
Meng Wanzhou: US ambassador told to 'immediately correct' arrest of Huawei CFO as diplomatic row deepens
News ImageChina has summoned the US ambassador to Beijing to demand Washington cancel an arrest warrant for a senior executive of telecoms giant Huawei. The arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on 1 December has threatened to reignite a trade war between the two powers. Officials reportedly told Ambassador Terry Branstad the detention was extremely egregious and said the US must immediately correct its wrong actions.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:39:00 -0500
An '(Unintentional) Grinch' Tried To Ban Christmas From The Classroom
News ImageAn elementary school principal from Omaha, Nebraska has been placed on
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:37:02 -0500
Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills
News ImageMADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:14:29 -0500
Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008
News ImageThe Bank of America strategist is the most worried about volatility in global markets -- particularly in the developing world -- since the 2008 financial crisis. "Well have a $1 trillion budget deficit, a big fight over the debt ceiling, gridlock and the U.S. economy will be slowing at the same time," Woo said from New York.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:07:17 -0500
Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?
News ImageIt is in the interests of the United States to send reassuring signals to the public in Taiwan about the U.S. determination to assist and defend Taiwan.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:32:00 -0500
How LSAC's GPA Calculation Differs From Your School's
News ImageWelcome to the latest installment of Law Admissions Q&A, a feature that provides law school admissions advice to readers who send in questions and admissions profiles. In doing my research for applying to law school I've encountered different versions on how LSAC calculates my GPA. Is it possible my GPA when applying to law school is actually higher than my transcript GPA?
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:15:24 -0500
Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times
News ImageJared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, flouted
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:21:37 -0500
Yellow vests protests are 'a catastrophe for our economy' warns French finance minister
News ImageThe French finance minister warned that Frances worst street protests in decades were an economic disaster as burned out cars and debris were cleared from the streets of Paris and other cities on Sunday. Its a catastrophe for trade. Its a catastrophe for our economy, said Bruno Le Maire, a conservative serving under Emmanuel Macron, the embattled centrist president who came to power last year promising to modernise France with sweeping pro-business reforms. Mr Le Maire promised that the state and insurance companies would foot the repair bill. Tax payments due at the end of the year will be postponed for retailers whose shops were ransacked only two weeks before Christmas, he said. Dozens of cars were torched in Paris on Saturday as protesters roared Macron resign. Clashes also broke out in Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse during the fourth consecutive weekend of protests. Tourism has suffered a blow, with Paris hotel bookings over Christmas and New Year, normally a busy period, down by at least 20 per cent. Yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris, in pictures Emmanuel Grgoire, deputy mayor of Paris, said the damage to property was worse than in the previous weekends riots. The protests spread over a much larger area, so many more places were hit, he said. But there was less violence thanks to an increase in police numbers and more efficient tactics. Officers swiftly detained hooligans, arresting more than 1,700, a record for a single day in post-war France. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister, rebuked Donald Trump for a provocative tweet in which he appeared to back the protesters and claimed they were chanting his name on the streets of Paris. Telegraph reporters, placed across the city, heard no such chants. We do not take part in domestic American politics and we want that to be reciprocated, Mr Le Drian said. Thousands of protesters continued blockading petrol stations and barricaded roads across the country on Sunday. Thomas Lebrun, a 62-year-old pensioner demonstrating near Vierzon, in central France, said: We wont stop until our demands are met. We want action not words. The increasingly unpopular president is expected to make a televised address to the nation on Monday or Tuesday. Under fire for remaining silent for the past week, Mr Macrons approval ratings have plunged to record lows of below 20 per cent. With critics accusing him of being arrogant and remote, he faces an enormous challenge in trying to win back public support amid the most serious unrest since students and workers rioted in May 1968. He has already scrapped increases in green taxes on fuel, but the protesters want further concessions such as tax cuts for people on low incomes and tax increases for businesses. Such measures would mark a humiliating U-turn for the president, who has been trying to attract foreign investors and entice banks and finance companies to relocate from London to Paris by offering tax breaks. Benjamin Griveaux, the government spokesman, warned: All the problems of the yellow vests cant be settled by waving a magic wand. But he added that Mr Macron would make important announcements. According to French media, he may raise the minimum wage and pensions, and introduce a tax-free bonus for workers on low incomes. The yellow-vest movement, which takes its name from the high-visibility jackets worn by demonstrators, began as a protest against fuel tax increases four weeks ago. It has since widened to encompass a range of demands such as 40-per-cent increases in the minimum wage and benefits, and the re-introduction of a wealth tax on high earners, scrapped by Mr Macron as part of a drive to promote investment. French intelligence is investigating claims that the movement, which began on social media, spread with the help of Russian trolls. Hundreds of social media accounts linked to Russia allegedly played a role in spreading disinformation, but officials said no evidence of Russian state involvement had been uncovered so far.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:02:50 -0500
Former beauty queen sent nude pictures to 15-year-old student on Snapchat, police say
News ImageA former beauty pageant queen is facing up to 20 years in prison after allegedly sending nude photographs of herself to a 15-year-old boy. Ramsey Bearse, now a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School outside Charleston, West Virginia, was arrested and charged with distribution or display of obscene matter to minors after allegedly sending the lewd images to the former student. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Ms Bearse sent the teenager at least four topless photos using multimedia messaging app Snapchat over a period of three months.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:47:34 -0500
The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So Far
News ImageRegret missing out on some of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:37:21 -0500
Armenian acting PM's bloc leads parliamentary vote: election commission
News ImageYEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, is on his way to bolstering his authority as his political bloc appeared to have taken a clear lead in elections in the ex-Soviet country on Sunday, the Central Election Commission's (CEC) preliminary results showed. My Step Alliance, which includes Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party, won over 70 percent of the vote based on results from more than 50 percent of the polling stations, the CEC said on its website. ...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:33:36 -0500
May Kicks Brexit Can Down the Road, Raises Risks of No Deal
News ImageTheresa May is playing for time. Faced with a humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, the embattled U.K. prime minister announced to the House of Commons she would defer a vote and return to Brussels to seek assurances from European Union leaders. The pound hit the lowest since April 2017 as the market judged that the risk of no-deal Brexit has increased.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:40:22 -0500
Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike
News ImageCHICAGO (AP) The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:31:15 -0500
Social media tops print as news source for Americans: study
News ImageSocial media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news organizations. The Pew Research Center report found 20 percent of US adults say they often get news via social media, compared with 16 percent from newspapers. In 2016, newspapers were more important that social networks and in 2017 the percentages were roughly even for both sources, according to Pew surveys.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:03:50 -0500
11 Useful Gifts For The Person Who Can't Cook To Save Their Life
News ImageLearning to cook can be intimidating for a lot of people. Maybe they are a
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:54:24 -0500
Rand Paul Calls Trump's Nomination Of William Barr For Attorney General 'Very Troubling'
News ImageSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday bashed President Donald Trump's nomination of
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:07:39 -0500
Why Israel Confronted Hezbollahs Tunnel Threat
News ImageThe impact of Israels operation will have wider regional implications.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:35:00 -0500
New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist
News ImageWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a 22-year-old British tourist who police say was murdered.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:18:48 -0500
3 tools for learning a new language, on sale for an extra 15% off with code
News ImageWish you could give someone the world this holiday season? Well, now you can (somewhat) literally with the gift of language lessons. Whether your Secret Santa aspires to be a polyglot or just wants to brush up on their vocabulary so they don't sound like an idiot the next time they dine at their local Mexican place, they'll find it easier to navigate the world around them with a subscription to any of these three online language courses and apps. SEE ALSO: Learn Python for cheap: Shop online classes on sale Oh, and speaking of presents we have a gift for you, dear reader: You can take an additional 15% off your purchase of any of these already-discounted programs by entering the coupon code MERRY15 at checkout. Mondly: Lifetime Subscription Mondly takes a fresh approach to learning a new language by integrating speech-recognition technology into its education. It actually listens to you when you speak, and only offers positive feedback if you correctly pronounce a new word or phrase. (Cool, right?) It's structured around short lessons that emphasize conversational tools in your choice of 33 languages but also lets you take part in chats with native speakers and supplement your learning with a dictionary and a verb conjugator. A $1,199.75 value, you can snag a lifetime subscription to training in five languages through Mondly for only $69.99 plus an extra 15% off using the coupon code MERRY15. Image: ATi Studios Mondly: Lifetime Subscription See Details uTalk Language Education: Lifetime Subscription Take your pick from more than 130 different tongues and start busting language barriers through uTalk. Available on any device, its lessons emphasize practical vocabulary and verified translations that help you understand how native speakers actually talk. Valued at $64.99, you can purchase lifetime access to any one language's lessons through uTalk for just $19.99, plus an additional 15% off if you enter the coupon code MERRY15 at checkout. Image: uTalk uTalk Language Education: Lifetime Subscription See Details busuu Premium Subscriptions When it comes to learning a new language, "I'm too busy!" is no longer an excuse thanks to busuu Premium. Since it works both on- and offline, you can brush up on your learning from virtually anywhere with its advanced grammar units, vocabulary trainer, and other useful features. By the time you've completed 22 hours of training with busuu Premium, you'll have reportedly learned the equivalent of an entire college semester of language classes. A $69.96 value, you can get lifetime access to 12 different language courses through busuu Premium for only $34.99 plus an extra 15% off with the promo code MERRY15. Image: busuu busuu Premium Subscriptions See Details
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0500
Heavy snow batters North Carolina and Virginia, leaving thousands of drivers stranded
News ImageAt least four deaths have been blamed on "mammoth" snowstorm in the Southeast, causing drivers to abandon their cars on the road due to dangerous conditions.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:26:25 -0500
At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency
News ImageAt least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan's eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 07:24:21 -0500
Gavin McInness: Proud Boys founder and far-right activist dropped by conservative US TV channel
News ImageA far-right activist linked with English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson has reportedly been ditched by an American television channel less than a week after he was recruited as a host. Gavin McInnes, the founder of right-wing group Proud Boys, which the FBI labelled an extremist organisation with ties to white nationalism, is no longer working with BlazeTV, the company announced. An FBI agent later denied having called the group extremist, saying it had been trying to characterise the potential threat from individuals in the Proud Boys.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:53:00 -0500
Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush
News ImageNavy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:04:57 -0500
Marco Rubio Warns Trump: It Would Be A 'Terrible Mistake' To Pardon Paul Manafort
News ImageSen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday said it would be a "terrible mistake" for
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:27:29 -0500
Macron to meet unions, address nation seeking to end 'yellow vest' crisis
News ImagePresident Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on the "yellow vest" crisis Monday and meet trade unionists and business leaders in search of a way to end the protests that have rocked France. The president will speak to the French people at 8:00 pm (1900 GMT), his Elysee office announced -- his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide anti-government demonstrations which again turned violent Saturday in Paris and other cities. Government officials have said the 40-year-old centrist would announce "immediate and concrete measures" to respond to protesters' grievances.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:00:09 -0500
Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
News ImageMISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:47:21 -0500
Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS
News ImageThe recently discontinued MK3 Ford Focus RS is destined to become a future classic, but should you buy an Escort RS Cosworth instead? We find out...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 04:19:53 -0500
Delta adds four new routes from Boston as airlines battle for business travelers
News ImageThe Atlanta-based carrier plans to offer nonstop flights between Boston and Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington, D.C. in 2019.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:33:00 -0500
Be Prepared for a Housing Market Price Dive, OECD Warns Australia
News ImageIn its latest survey of Australia, the Paris-based group forecast economic growth of 2.9 percent next year, leading to a gradual pickup in wages and inflation. While it said the housing markets cooling was so far orderly, it warned that high property prices and household debt were potential instabilities. Risk of an overshoot in the price correction -- a hard landing -- remains, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in its report.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:00:00 -0500
UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister
News ImageBritish Prime Minister Theresa May can stay on if she loses a crucial vote on her Brexit deal in parliament on Tuesday, her Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday. Asked about reports May could delay the vote, which she looks set to lose, and go back to the EU and ask for further concessions, Barclay told the BBC the government was focused on the vote, which would go ahead as planned.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:51:49 -0500
Roger, the internet famous bucket crushing kangaroo, has died
News ImageIf you've spent quite a bit of time on the internet, you might've stumbled across Roger. The impressively buff red kangaroo has died aged 12, announced by The Kangaroo Sanctuary the Australian refuge where he lived in a Facebook post Saturday morning. "Sadly Roger has passed away of old age," reads the post.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:17:51 -0500
Fox News Contributor: Trump 'Likely To Be Indicted' On Campaign Finance Violations
News ImageFox News contributor Andrew McCarthy has bad news for President Donald Trump:
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:04:43 -0500
Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn
News ImageMexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output. "We are going to increase investment in Pemex by 75 billion pesos from what was authorized for 2018," the leftist president said in a speech in his home state of Tabasco. The state oil giant has seen a drop in its production since 2004, when it extracted some 3.4 million barrels per day.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:08:22 -0500
UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him
News ImageLONDON (AP) A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:11:04 -0500
Think one L88 Corvette is rare? How about a matching pair!
News ImageMecum has sourced two examples of the rare Corvette L88 model a matching hard-top and convertible which will be sold at its Kissimmee sale on January 3-13
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:37:38 -0500
How to fight travel fees this holiday season
News ImageAppealing to a company's sense of fairness may be the best way to remove a checked-baggage fee or resort fee.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:00:05 -0500
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