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The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution'

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:49

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):

Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:48

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white ex-Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year, including three that resulted in hung juries.

Retired police officer with dementia accused of killing wife

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:13

A retired police officer, who refused help to care for his dementia stricken wife, suffocated her in the bedroom of their bungalow, a court has heard. But Douglas Addison, 88, is not in the dock to answer the charges, because he too is suffering from dementia and has been deemed too ill to stand trial. Instead a jury at Exeter Crown Court is hearing a trial of facts to determine if Mr Addison committed the acts of which he is accused. Anna Vigers QC, prosecuting, said Mr Addison had rejected help for his frail wife, Avis, and turned away carers. The court heard the couple had been married for decades and walked around their village holdings hands. Mr Addison was described as a proud man who was smartly dressed, and had a military like appearance. Neighbour, Elizabeth Holland, a retired GP surgery practice nurse, described Mr and Mrs Addison as a "private couple" and said she had tried to get them some help, but he had been adamant it was not necessary. Miss Vigers said Mr Addison had been “overwhelmed with appalling consequences for his wife”. "It all simply became too much," she told the jury. Miss Vigers said 88-year-old Mrs Addison, known as Mary, was found suffocated in the bedroom of their bungalow in St Merryn, North Cornwall, in February. She went on: "Mr Addison is not here because he is not well. Sadly he is suffering now from dementia. This case is a tragic one." She said the couple were church goers who went to coffee mornings in their village. But as they got older they began to struggle and Mrs Addison was less capable of coping for herself, said the prosecutor. "Mr Addison made it clear he was not interested in such help," she explained. Mr Addison is not here because he is not well. Sadly he is suffering now from dementia. This case is a tragic one The court heard that when the couple’s GP visited them at home he had found Mr Addison “defensive and aggressive” towards his wife. In the weeks before her death, medical staff had noticed bruising to her head, chest and had feared Mrs Addison had suffered some abuse of neglect, the court heard. On the day of her death her GP and an adult carer had called at the bungalow and Mr Addison answered the door and said: "I was thinking about calling you. She is on the floor and she can't get up." The court head that the lifeless pensioner was propped against a radiator and had bruising on her face, neck and forearms. A post mortem examination recorded the main cause of death as suffocation, but she had also suffered multiple blunt force trauma. Mr Addison has denied murder and the trial of facts continues.

Trump says he’s declaring North Korea a terrorism sponsor

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:46

Trump said the designation would trigger “further sanctions and penalties” and that it “supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”

German crisis brings headache for EU

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:26

Germany's political crisis threatens to paralyse the EU, experts warn, robbing it of Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership just as it wrestles with Brexit negotiations and ambitious French proposals for far-reaching reforms. The collapse of Merkel's efforts to form a ruling coalition in Berlin means Europe's biggest economy faces months without a proper government able to take bold decisions, undermining hopes of relaunching the EU after the shock of Brexit. The EU insisted on Monday that it was unconcerned by the upheaval in Berlin, but there is little doubt it brings fresh uncertainty to a European Union already grappling with the departure of one of its members, the crisis in Catalonia and the growing threat from Russia -- and casts a shadow over next month's summit on the future of the euro.

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another Injured

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:26

A U.S. border agent has died following what government officials described as an “attack” in West Texas on Sunday morning that left a second agent seriously injured.

2018 Yamaha XSR700 – First Ride

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:14

2018 Yamaha XSR700 – First Ride Thrilling parallel twin finally arrives in North American market The Yamaha XSR700 is not new. The 689cc twin has been thrilling the hearts of European riders since 2015, but for some reason Yamaha didn't choose to release it

Priceline.com giving away over $1 million in Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:09

Thanksgiving travel can be just as stressful as it can be exciting.

North Korea: Trump declares country a 'state sponsor of terrorism' and triggers further sanctions

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:50

Donald Trump has announced he will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror, amid rising tensions with Pyongyang’s isolated regime. The US President said the designation will impose further penalties on Kim Jong-un’s regime, saying it was a long-overdue step and part of a “maximum pressure campaign” against the North. North Korea will join Iran, Sudan and Syria on a list of countries that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism”.

Mexico-US border: Tearful reunions and a wedding

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:46

On November 18th, border patrol guards opened a gate along the U.S.-Mexico border to allow selected families to reunite as a part of  'Opening the Door of Hope'.

American Mother Held Hostage by Taliban Details 'Intolerable' Situation for Her Children

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:40

“This was an intolerable situation for a child to be in, the constant fear"

Germany Has Plunged Into Unprecedented Political Chaos

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:39

It’s going to be a while before Europe’s most powerful country has a stable government – and Angela Merkel probably won't be leading it.

Footage shows African migrants being sold as slaves at auction for as little as £300 each

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:18

The Libyan government is to investigate allegations that African migrants are being sold as slaves at auctions. Tens of thousands of migrants, many of them from West Africa but also Bangladesh, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea, are being held in camps and warehouses on the Libyan coast, hoping to reach Europe. When the warehouses become overcrowded, or if migrants are unable to pay traffickers for the boat journey towards Italy – where many are rescued by NGO-operated vessels – they are sold. The existence of modern-day slave markets has been known for months, with testimony from the International Organisation for Migration and other humanitarian agencies, but last week CNN obtained video footage of one such auction.  In scenes reminiscent of the 19th century, when the slave trade was rife, auctioneers advertised a group of West African migrants as “big strong boys for farm work.” The auctioneers referred to the migrants in Arabic as “merchandise”. The CNN footage showed buyers bidding for the migrants, who were sold off for as little as $400 each. One West African man told the television network: “Sure, I was sold”.  Others recounted how they were beaten by their “owners” as they put to work. Ahmed Metig, the deputy prime minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli, said the allegations would be investigated. He said he would establish a "commission to investigate these reports in order to apprehend and bring those responsible to justice.” Migrants sit in a detention centre run by the interior ministry of Libya's eastern-based government, in Benghazi Credit: Reuters Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea and chairman of the African Union, where many migrants come from, called for an inquiry and prosecutions relating to what he termed a "despicable trade... from another era". The Senegalese government called the apparent slave market a "blight on the conscience of humanity". The IOM reported the existence of slave markets in April. “The reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies.  “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.” Migrants who are rescued at sea and brought to Italy have told how they are beaten, tortured and in some cases raped by traffickers in Libya.  Many young women end up as prostitutes on the streets of Italy, with Nigerian girls as young as 13 forced to sell themselves for as little as 10 euros (£8.90) a time, terrified into submission by gang rape and voodoo curses. It is estimated that 80 per cent of Nigerian teenage girls and young women who make it to Italy are forced into the sex trade.

Writer Calls On Women Of Color 'To Divest From Lena Dunham' After Controversy

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:13

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” generated widespread controversy last week after issuing and then walking back a statement defending Murray Miller, a writer and producer on the show whom actress Aurora Perrineau said raped her when she was 17 and he was in his 30s.

Roche stock up $12 billion on cancer, hemophilia trials; rivals hit

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:06

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche shares were lifted on Monday by two trial wins for its new cancer and hemophilia drugs, potential blockbusters that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to offset shrinking revenue from older medicines. Along with Roche's multiple sclerosis medicine Ocrevus, the drugs are pillars of Chief Executive Severin Schwan's plan to offset the patent expiry of top-sellers Rituxan, Avastin and Herceptin which account for $20 billion in annual sales. Roche said Tecentriq had cut the risk of lung cancer worsening when mixed with other treatments, while hemophilia agent Hemlibra had reduced bleeds in a new group of patients.

People Are Freaking Out Over K-Pop Band BTS' Performance At The AMAs

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:55

If you didn’t know about K-pop sensation BTS before, you do now.

Apple's upcoming iMac Pro might have an iPhone chip

Macworld - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:35

The new iMac Pro set to release month will be Apple’s fastest Mac by a country mile. With 18 CPU cores, Radeon Vega graphics, and 128GB of RAM, there isn’t much Apple’s newest all-in-one won’t be able to do. But a recent discovery by Apple code spelunker Steven Troughton-Smith suggest an iPhone chip might be along for the ride.

Troughton-Smith has gotten his hands on Apple’s new BridgeOS 2.0 software, which will presumably be part of the upcoming iMac Pro's software package. And while it didn't divulge quite as much as the HomePod firmware leak earlier this year that spilled the beans on the iPhone X, it does include some very interesting things. Chief among them is a reference to a version of Apple's A10 Fusion chip, the same silicon that powers the iPhone 7.

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How Long Should You Cook Your Turkey?

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:34

Who needs Google when you've got this chart?

Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in video

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:20

Hidden footage from 2014 shows the disturbing moment a group of nurses laughed as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died.

Off-duty police officer shoots armed robbers dead while holding baby in other arm

Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:02

An off-duty military police officer shot dead two armed robbers while holding his child in one arm when the pair tried to hold up a pharmacy, CCTV footage shows. Sergeant Rafael Souza had walked into the business 40km outside the city of São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and child to buy medicine when the two men burst in wearing hoods and wielding guns. One of the men - Jefferson Alves, 24 - then reportedly pointed his weapon at Mr Souza, who drew his pistol and is seen on camera shooting the attacker at close range.


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