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California Man Convicted Of Killing 8-Year-Old Boy For Being Gay

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:11

A California man has been convicted of torturing and killing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, driven the prosecution argued by his belief that the boy was gay.


Here's Where To Get The Best Black Friday Deal On An XBox One

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:27

Among 2017′s hottest holiday gifts are big-ticket items like laptops, FitBits, KitchenAid stand mixers and, unsurprisingly, gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch and the just-released versions of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S.


German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:38

BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.


Abandoned steelworks looks like 'post-apocalyptic wasteland'

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:38

An abandoned steelworks that looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Westworld has been transformed into an artist’s haven. Far from its days of producing over 250 tons of steel per day, this steelworks in Birmingham, Ala., has lain dormant for 40 years, a sad ode to its long-forgotten wonder years long.


Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping her

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:37

Sen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.


15 black men charged with drug offences have all charges dropped after being allegedly framed by corrupt detective

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:23

Fifteen African American men who say they were framed by a corrupt Chicago police officer and his team, have had all the charges against them dropped. Prosecutors said they were vacating all charges against the men, who were arrested by officers led by former police sergeant Ronald Watts. The Exoneration Project, a free legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School which represented the men, said all 15 were convicted of drug crimes from 2003-2008, and have all served their respective sentences.


Senate's new background checks gun bill simply enforces current law

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:18

Federal agencies, including the military, are already required by law to submit records to the gun background checks system. Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could have been prevented, Congress passed a bipartisan law to fix the nation’s gun background check system. The gun legislation the senators announced this morning would not require a background check on every single gun sale, despite new polling data showing that 95% of Americans – a record high – support these universal background checks.


Grandmother, 69, Dies After Cleaning Up Scene of Son's Suspected Overdose

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:14

The Plummer family lost two members in a matter of days.


Joe Biden says Barack Obama is 'like family' as he reveals favourite White House meme

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00

Joe Biden has spoken of his relationship with Barack Obama, describing the pair as “like family” and saying many of the memes of them that circulated online are accurate. The former US Vice President revealed his favourite of the thousands of memes that were posted on social media during and after his time in the White House. In them, the pair are portrayed as good friends, with Mr Biden often shown as having a humorous and mischievous approach in contrast to a more serious and sober Mr Obama.


A Look Back At Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's Rise To Power

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:15

Zimbabwe’s military appeared to have seized power this week, a stunning move that may signal the end to the rule of the country’s longtime president.


Suicide bomber kills 14 at political meeting in Afghanistan

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:17

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed 14 people at a political gathering in the Afghan capital on Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.


Trump Organization worth one tenth of value previously reported

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:28

The Trump Organization in New York is reportedly worth one tenth of the value it previously claimed. Donald Trump's family business had previously ranked near the top of Crain's New York Business' list of largest privately held companies. While the Trump Organization claimed $9.5bn (£7.2bn) in sales last year, Mr Trump's public filings suggest revenues of less than a tenth of that amount, between $600m (£450m) and $700m (£530m).


The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library

Macworld - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:00
Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate's vein

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:16

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs.


Donald Trump's 'Bond Villains' Posing With Cash Is Your New Favorite Meme

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:07

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, celebrated the first batch of bucks to bear his signature with a photoshoot at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing on Wednesday.


Hillary Clinton Calls DOJ Investigation Threats An 'Abuse Of Power'

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:50

Hillary Clinton responded to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations leveled against her and other Democrats.


Rohingya can return only if Myanmar's 'real citizens' accept: army

Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:45

Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said Thursday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority. More than 600,000 Rohingya are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in late August. The UN says the scorched-earth operation, which has left hundreds of villages burned to ash in northern Rakhine state, amounts to ethnic cleansing of the stateless minority.


14 More Lawsuits Filed In Aftermath Of Las Vegas Shooting

Top Stories - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:28

A Chicago law firm filed 14 civil complaints on Wednesday over the Oct. 1 shooting at a concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 others wounded.


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