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Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 08:21

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, flouted

Retirement planning: Improving 401(k) plans for workers who invest

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 08:01

Workplace 401(k) plans have hold more than $5 trillion and have emerged as financial keystones for millions of people. But they aren't perfect.

At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 07:24

At 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.

How to Tell Whether It's a Cold or the Flu

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 06:02

Every year it seems to happen, usually around this time.  You get a sniffle or maybe a scratchy throat and you wonder, is it just a cold or something more serious, like the flu? It’s important to...

Republicans are undermining democracy state by state

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 06:00

‘They are deliberate efforts to undermine democracy and our faith in it. What Republican legislators just did in Wisconsin – passing bills to strip key powers from the governor-elect, Tony Evers, and other newly elected Democratic officials – is a total betrayal of the people of Wisconsin and our nation’s democratic ideals. Michigan is passing a similar set of bills and North Carolina Republicans are accused of paying someone to steal absentee ballots and commit election fraud for a US House candidate.

Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 05:56

Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:53

VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place.

Trump Scorched Over Tweet Bashing Obama For Burning Through 'Chief Of Staffs'

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:57

Twitter followers piled on President Donald Trump after unearthing his 2012

Fake and Bad News Is Depressing Market, JPM’s Kolanovic Says

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:36

In the past three weeks, U.S. stocks have lurched between between gains and losses of at least 3 percent, volatility not seen such the global financial crisis a decade ago. “To some extent, we trace the disconnect between negative sentiment and macroeconomic reality to the reinforcing feedback loop of real and fake negative news,” the strategists wrote.

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 17:41

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."

Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 17:40

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community.

If Kevin Hart Were Really Sorry, He’d Prove It.

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:09

Apparently, being Kevin Hart means never having to say you're sorry.

Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 14:06

Protesters took to the streets here Saturday, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron — and, in Trump's imagination at least,  wildly cheering the American president.

PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:31

These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs.

Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon border

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:23

Israeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown on cross-border tunnels into its territory. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency, however, said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the "Blue Line". Israel said the suspects approached an area on the Israeli side of the border where its forces were carrying out an operation to shut down tunnels that were dug across the border by Hezbollah.

China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec: state media

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:58

China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the "unconscionable and vile" detention of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing's latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. The 46-year-old executive was arrested in Vancouver while changing planes, ratcheting up tensions between the US and China just as the countries' leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war.

After defeat in Iraq, IS fights on in last enclave in Syria

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:22

BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces.

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:36

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decision to remove their superior.

Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:22

Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States. On Saturday, the returned pieces went on display alongside the nearly 2,000-year-old mosaic of the girl, whose piercing gaze and dishevelled hair have become a symbol of Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish archaeologists discovered the mosaic 20 years ago during an excavation of the old city of Zeugma, founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals, near the modern city of Gaziantep.

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:11

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain them. "I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected ... you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism," Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a "tinderbox".