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Exonerated Baltimore man: $15 million verdict brings justice

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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.


The best classic movies to stream for Thanksgiving 2017

Macworld - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:00
Who needs football? Gather the family around the big screen to watch these 14 films, before and after your feast.

Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary Stay

Top Stories - 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.


Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:50

CHICAGO (AP) — An oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, including openly advocating for civil war and Facebook posts that that it deemed to be racist, Islamophobic or threatening.


Putin urges 'compromise' ahead of new Syria peace talks

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:40

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that efforts to end Syria's six-year war were entering "a new stage" ahead of a planned meeting of Syrian government officials and opposition leaders, warning both sides that compromise would be necessary. The new talks should happen soon, Putin said after a summit with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisting that they would reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. "It is obvious that the reform process will not be simple, it will require compromise and concessions from all parties, including obviously the Syrian government," Putin said after two hours of talks with Rouhani and Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.


FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:38

The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.


No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.


Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:37

The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.


Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:22

Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.


Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Will Get $15 Million From L.A. County

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:06

Franklin O'Connell has maintained his innocence for the last 32 years.


U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:34

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.


Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:23

Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is “not enough” to make up for his failure at the time “to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women’s equality.”


Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:23

“He stood right there and he looked me dead in my face and unloaded the gun again on her,” the victim’s mother, Gloria Blaylock, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution


Black Friday 2017: The best tech deals

Macworld - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:40
Most Black Friday 'deals' aren't really deals at all. These tech deals truly are.

Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:20

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.


Net neutrality repeal was decided after 'enormous numbers' of fake people sent messages of support for Trump administration

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:20

The profound and fundamental changes currently being made to the internet are being done partly on the basis of hundreds of thousands of fake people, according to New York's attorney general. This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would repeal Obama-era protections that guaranteed net neutrality. Campaigners say that the move would allow internet companies to force people to pay for access to specific websites, for instance, or charge a fee if they want to download things at any speed.


Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:11

Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans. The oil-rich, cash-poor South American country failed to make $237 million in payments on bonds due 2025 and 2026, now past their 30-day grace period, the US ratings firm said in a statement. "Two additional coupon payments are overdue, but within their grace period.


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