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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:07

After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

Republican lawmaker on Roy Moore abuse allegations: 'I'd break his face'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:36

Roy Moore has refused to drop out of the Senate race despite allegations of sexual misconduct. A Republican congressman has said he would have beaten up Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for a US Senate seat in Alabama, if any of the women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against the judge had been his daughter.

Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:12

Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. Teva shares in the United States have taken a plunge this year as the company has faced harsh financial woes.

Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:37

As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.

Zimbabwe prepares for swearing-in of new leader Mnangagwa

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:35

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.

First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:59

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

This real-time Black Friday tracker shows just how much we shop online

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:10

Shopping season is upon us — even if Thanksgiving is just getting started.  To really see how much everyone's dropping on deals, online shopping platform Shopify has a real-time dashboard showing how much and what (and from where) people are buying online.  SEE ALSO: Black Friday 2017 deals from all over the internet, compiled just for you in one handy spreadsheet With over 500,000 online merchants, Shopify's dashboard this year will track shopping habits as the purchases happen. Based on feedback from last year's visualizer, the company is including more data about shopping trends. They'll show what categories are most popular, like fashion and apparel, health and beauty products, and toys and electronics. You'll also be able to see the size and scale of Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping with reports on numbers of orders and dollars spent — down to the minute. Black Friday is of course a big retail "holiday" in brick-and-mortar stores. Then after a weekend of shopping, Cyber Monday has blown up as its own "holiday" for all the online deals and tech purchases. Now the lines have blurred and it's turned into a massive post-Thanksgiving consumer extravaganza. "It is all one event," Shopify VP of product Satish Kanwar said in an interview. "It’s not as black and white. It’s kind of a singular marathon that’s happening." The shopping marathon brought in $555,716 in a single minute to Shopify merchants last year. Overall, consumer spending hit $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday last year, according to Shopify. This year is set to be even bigger — which seems nuts.  "We're expecting the [shopping] season to be larger," Kanwar said. He said sales are starting earlier and countries outside of the U.S. are getting in on the discounts. More people are shopping from their phones, as well, he said. Shopify's Kanwar called all the shopping excitement this weekend the "Super Bowl of commerce." He's hoping to get a new winter wardrobe and a Nintendo Switch.A holiday shopping survey from WalletHub found that the most wanted gifts this year were gift cards, clothes and electronics.  Better remember to stretch before whipping out that credit card. WATCH: KFC made a $10,000 pod to help you escape the holiday internet chaos  

Woman who stole 'Make America Great Again' cap from fellow student could be jailed for up to a year

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:41

Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.

Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:45

The world is so full of tech that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

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

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:01

Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

MS-13 stabs man 100 times, beheads corpse and rips out heart near Washington DC, police say

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 03:50

A man was murdered by MS-13 gang members who stabbed him more than 100 times, removed his head, and ripped out his heart, Maryland police say. The body was discovered on Tuesday in Wheaton Regional Park, on the outskirts of Washington DC, in a grave that had been dug before the killing. Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after detectives received information it was committed by MS-13 members.

What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:05

Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.

Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:17

Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.

Man Wrongfully Convicted of 1978 Murder Is Freed From Prison After Nearly 40 Years

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:31

Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested

Exonerated Baltimore man: $15 million verdict brings justice

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:25

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with. Now, a federal jury has given final vindication to the wrongfully convicted man by awarding him $15 million in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives.

Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as 'traitors': Maduro

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:01

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors" despite a request by the United States to free them. Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo [PDVSAC.UL] who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, possibly complicating Venezuela's corruption sweep of the oil industry.

Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalition

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:51

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Wednesday it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh. The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive "urgent humanitarian and relief materials" and Sanaa airport to UN aircraft from midday on Thursday (0900 GMT). Hodeida, which is controlled by Huthi rebels backed by Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran, is a key conduit for much-needed food and medicine imports to Yemen.

Landmark Buildings Around The World Light Up Red To Honor Christian Persecution Victims

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:41

Buildings in the United Kingdom and other countries are glowing a deep red on Wednesday in honor of Christians around the globe who have been persecuted for their faith.

Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary Stay

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:53

Thanks to a large social media push, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh will get to stay in the U.S. ― for now.