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Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:02

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri's shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.

What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:05

In the months since the document drops began, here's what experts have gleaned from newly released JFK assassination files

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

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00

Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed

The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:25

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local):

Gayle King Further Addresses Charlie Rose Allegations

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:07

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

Russian oligarch Kerimov questioned in France over tax evasion

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:21

Billionaire 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.

Breitbart News editor-in-chief argues rape is now defined as regrettable sex

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:20

The editor-in-chief of far right site Breitbart News has claimed women have co-opted the term rape to refer to sex which they later regret. Alex Marlow argued women have exploited the word in the wake of the me too campaign which has seen a steady stream of high profile individuals come forward to allege and denounce sexual assault. “Now it’s become, really, any sex that the woman ends up regretting that she had,” Marlow said on SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily.

Trump Administration Is Sending Haitians Back To A Country Still Mired In Disaster

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:45

The Trump administration has ended immigration protections for thousands of Haitians in the U.S. starting in 18 months, which will force many to abandon the lives and communities they’ve built to return to a country still recovering from disaster.

Jay-Z Stops Concert To Give Empowering Message To 9-Year-Old Girl

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:14

Jay-Z interrupted his own show to deliver some inspirational advice to a young girl in the audience.

Russia Wanted Trump As President And It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:00

WASHINGTON ― Russia’s tyrant works to help the Republican nominee win America’s presidential election.

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

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:43

An 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.

Germany's figurehead president now best hope of unlocking political crisis

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:16

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Frank-Walter Steinmeier was hardly Chancellor Angela Merkel's first choice for the largely ceremonial job of German president, but the lifelong Social Democrat may be her best hope of holding onto power amid an unprecedented political crisis. Steinmeier, 61, a two-time foreign minister, met on Tuesday with political leaders from the Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) after Merkel's bid to forge a three-way coalition with those parties collapsed. On Wednesday, he will meet with Horst Seehofer, head of the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's conservatives.

Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 02:49

A 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.

Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:33

United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last week only to be fired upon by his fellow border guards.

Military Staff Removed From White House After 'Incident' On Trump's Asia Trip: Report

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:14

Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:27

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.

Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:23

The conservative co-host of ABC’s The View, 33, who is the daughter of Senator John McCain, wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech, 35, just before sunset at the bride’s family ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a rep for McCain tells PEOPLE exclusively

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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:02

Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million.