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Alaska earthquakes: Twin tremors cause extensive damage as they strike near Anchorage

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:51

A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a 5.7 magnitude tremor have caused extensive damage around parts of Alaska after striking near Anchorage. The warning covered coastal areas of the Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula after the initial tremor hit about 7.5 miles north of the city, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Part of an off-ramp near Anchorage international airport collapsed, leaving a car stuck between deep chasms in the concrete.

Top lieutenant to 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:46

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A top lieutenant to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced in a Virginia courtroom Friday to life in prison.

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (Nov. 24-30)

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:25

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ―

House Democrats' 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package that would limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.

Michael B. Jordan Meets Fan Who Tweeted A Photoshopped Picture Of Them Together

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:33

Michael B. Jordan has thanked Twitter for meeting a fan of his for the "second

Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Pal Around At G20 Summit

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:13

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

18 Gaza protesters wounded by Israel gunfire: ministry

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:04

At least 18 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire Friday in small protests along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. The 18 were hit with live ammunition as a few thousand gathered in different spots along the heavily-guarded border line, the ministry said. Palestinians in Gaza have since March 30, especially on Fridays, held often violent protests backed by the strip's Islamist rulers Hamas.

This unusual 1984 Porsche 911 Turbo is pure '80s cool

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00

Finished in the rare shade of Rubinrot Metallic, this Porsche 911 Turbo caught our eye in the classifieds. Its 3.3-litre turbocharged engine is good for 300bhp

1995 Audi RS2 Avant: Porsche's gift to Ingolstadt

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:40

Genesis to the now iconic RS line of Audis, the RS2 Avant co-developed with Porsche is now a cult classic. This example on sale looks particularly tidy

Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman exchange friendly handshake at G-20

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greet each other with very friendly handshake as the leaders gather at the G-20 Summit in Argentina

Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:00

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation.

Postal service responds to 7-year-old boy who sent 'letter to dad in heaven'

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:16

While most children are gearing up to send their Christmas wishlists off to

Ukraine bars entry to Russian men of combat age, EU sees renewal of sanctions on Russia

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:57

Ukraine announced it was barring entry to Russian men between 16-60 years and a senior state security official said Kiev was considering whether to respond in kind with "mirror actions" to the Black Sea incident. Earlier, in a move applauded in Kiev, U.S. President Donald Trump called off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Argentina to signal Washington's disapproval of Russian behavior in the naval clash with Ukraine. The Russian rouble, which is sensitive to events that might lead to new sanctions being imposed on Russia, fell on news of the canceled meeting.

Merkel protege suggests blockade of Russian ships over Ukraine crisis

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:41

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is leading the race to succeed Merkel as leader of her ruling conservatives, also said Germany must be ready to take more responsibility in foreign policy and to spend more on defense. Russia seized the Ukrainian vessels and their crews on Sunday near Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters, which Ukraine denies. "If it's confirmed that the aggression came from Russia ... then I think there must be a clear answer," Kramp-Karrenbauer told Reuters in a television interview.

Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:10

Last week, Trump said that migrants who seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexican border would stay in Mexico until their claims were individually approved in U.S. courts, although Mexico's incoming government denied they had struck any deal. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security did not respond to a request for comment about the proposal. Keeping refugees in Mexico for the years it can take to resolve an asylum claim would be a stark break with long-standing practice, which allows asylum seekers to remain in the United States while their case plays out.

Here’s The Excruciating Audio Of Mic’s Co-founder Telling Everyone It’s Over

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:59

At an all-hands meeting in New York on Thursday morning, Chris Altchek stood

Greek court acquits 21 over raid on gold mining facilities

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:15

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds.

Holiday hacks to keep your real Christmas tree fresh all season

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:13

If you are choosing a live Christmas tree this year, here are some tips to keep it as healthy as possible this holiday season.