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  • Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role news

    At the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January between the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Western nations, some of which supply arms and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015, had pressed the two sides to agree confidence-building steps to pave the way for a wider truce and a political process to end the war, which has killed tens of thousands of people. The conflict has pushed Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, to the verge of famine.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:45:54 -0500
  • Man rescued in coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible' news

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:53 -0500
  • Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threats news

    Although no explosive devices were found, New York, San Francisco, Oklahoma City are among the cities forced to check out the threats.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:42:46 -0500
  • On criminal justice reform, policy prevails over politics news

    The First Step Act is expected to be passed by the Senate soon and then to be signed by President Trump, reversing more than two decades of tough-on-crime policies.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:27 -0500
  • PHOTOS: French police kill suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market attack news

    The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its “soldiers”.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00:45 -0500
  • Man who sexually assaulted woman on flight while she slept is jailed for nine years news

    Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was also sitting next to his wife on the overnight flight in January. Ramamoorthy had molested the victim while unbuttoning her blouse and unzipping her trousers as she slept. US attorney Matthew Schneider said: “Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on aeroplanes.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:16:00 -0500
  • Iran urges West to end 'absurdities' on missiles news

    Iran on Thursday urged the United States and its allies to stop their "absurd" accusations about Iranian missile tests, a day after Washington urged the UN to adopt punitive measures against Tehran. "US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles," Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter. Beneath the text, Zarif published a graphic detailing arms exports to Saudi Arabia from 2013 to 2017 using figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:53:15 -0500
  • Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club news

    President Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea the 1,700-ton submarine named Riachuelo at a Rio de Janeiro naval base. Temer's wife, Marcela, had christened the vessel, by smashing a champagne bottle against its hull. The submarines being built by the Brazilian Navy in partnership with France's defense company Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, are a modified version of the Scorpene class diesel-powered submarine.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:52:09 -0500
  • AD and LIFEWTR Celebrate the Opening of The Haas Brothers: Ferngully at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami

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    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:54:27 -0500
  • EU to Step Up Plans for No-Deal Brexit as Bloc Plays Hardball With May news

    May had come to Brussels hoping to secure some additional "assurances" on the most controversial part of her Brexit deal -- the so-called Irish border backstop. “Theresa May has led a courageous fight but unfortunately we are not seeing the results," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:22:05 -0500
  • UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report news

    GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS said he would leave the job six months early, bowing to apparent pressure just a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment blasted the "defective leadership" at UNAIDS. At least one major donor reportedly threatened to halt its funding.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:12:01 -0500
  • 1984 Bertone Ramarro Corvette: The concept we forgot news

    Named after a green lizard, this Chevrolet Corvette C4 with sliding doors was born in Italy and looks futuristic to this day

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:58:16 -0500
  • Who will replace Jon Kyl? Republican Martha McSally among the possibilities

    Speculation heats up about who Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint to succeed Jon Kyl in John McCain's old Senate seat.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:04:05 -0500
  • As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans news

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:31:20 -0500
  • Pope-appointed missionary travels US to do good news

    Father Jim Sichko had a calling and it wasn't just to God. It was to, well, everybody. Pope Francis named the Kentucky-based priest to a newly created fleet of Papal Missionaries, ministers who travel the world offering acts of mercy. (Dec. 14)

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:07:45 -0500
  • Jared Kushner Calls U.S. Criminal Justice System The 'Best In The World.' It's Not. news

    Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, made a rare television

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:07:56 -0500
  • Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV news

    Iran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. The war in Yemen is seen as a proxy war between Iran and its key regional rival Saudi Arabia. U.N.-backed talks in Sweden ended on Thursday with an agreement between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:24:27 -0500
  • Apple unveils plan for $1 bn campus in Texas, US expansion news

    Apple unveiled plans Thursday for a $1 billion campus in Texas that will create jobs for the tech giant outside Silicon Valley, a move made without the fanfare of the recent Amazon headquarters bidding war. Currently, Apple employs some 6,200 in the Texas capital, the largest cluster outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California. In January, Apple said it would invest $30 billion in the US over the next five years and create 20,000 new jobs, using some of the overseas profits repatriated at a tax rate lowered under a law passed by Congress last year.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:10:44 -0500
  • In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body' news

    In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:57:54 -0500
  • The 6 Best Smartwatches of 2018

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    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:39:36 -0500
  • First new Mustang Shelby GT500 to be sold by Barrett-Jackson news

    The buyer gets to pick the color and the options for their special muscle car

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:41:43 -0500
  • Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the end of the two-hour drive, she had stopped breathing.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:34:52 -0500
  • Due to fly WOW Air next year? Your trip might be canceled news

    The struggling budget carrier says holiday flights will not be affected. Flight cuts will begin in January. Affected passengers will be notified.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:35:49 -0500
  • Plot Thickens for Carlos Ghosn: Financial Charges Filed in Japan, But Renault Declares He Did Nothing Wrong in France news

    In Japan, the former Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi chief faces as much as 10 years in prison, while Renault keeps him on as chairman and CEO after finding he did not break French finance laws.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:41:00 -0500
  • Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine news

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of pressure on Moscow-affiliated clerics.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:05:12 -0500
  • Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending: WSJ

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter. The early-stage investigation by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office is examining whether some of the committee's donors gave money in exchange for policy concessions, influencing administration positions or access to the incoming administration, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office declined to comment.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:05:21 -0500
  • Qatar Ruler Says Talks With Saudi Begin Only When Embargo Lifted

    “Our position on the solution hasn’t changed,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at a conference in Doha on Saturday. Last week, Sheikh Tamim spurned an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend a gathering of Gulf monarchies, which was seen as a sign of thawing relations after 18 months of Qatar’s boycott by the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The overture came as Saudi Arabia sought to defuse pressure over the killing of a vocal critic in Istanbul.

    Sat, 15 Dec 2018 02:44:28 -0500
  • Senate votes to end US military support for Saudis in Yemen news

    The Senate has passed a resolution calling for an end to US military support to the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war, and asserting Congress’s right to decide on matters of war and peace. The measure, which passed by 56 votes to 41, marked the first time the Senate had invoked the 1973 War Powers Resolution to seek to curb the power of the president to take the US into an armed conflict. The independent senator Bernie Sanders who had pushed the resolution persistently throughout the year, called it “a historic moment”.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:50:07 -0500
  • NY sues Walmart, Target for selling toys with high lead levels news

    New York state authorities on Thursday announced a lawsuit against retail giants Walmart and Target for selling Chinese-made toys that had up to 10 times the legal limit of lead. The lawsuit seeks up to $6,000 in penalties for each of the thousands of Cra-Z-Jewelz jewelry kits the retailers and importer LaRose Industries sold from 2015 to 2016 before they were recalled. Authorities also are asking the three companies to take steps to prevent dangerous toys from reaching store shelves.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:10:28 -0500
  • Outgoing Michigan GOP Governor Signs Bills Gutting Minimum Wage Hike, Paid Sick Leave news

    Outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Friday signed off on legislation

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:12:09 -0500
  • Brad Ford and The Hudson Company Team Up for a Connecticut Showroom That Emphasizes Craftsmanship news

    The designer and Hudson Company founder Jamie Hammel bring their shared passion for fine craftsmanship to Ridgefield

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:47:40 -0500
  • Texas judge who approved plea deal for alleged Baylor University rapist faces public backlash

    By Thursday night, more than 25,000 people had signed a petition for Judge Ralph Strother of McLennan County, Texas, to either resign or be removed from the bench after he accepted on Monday a deal that allowed Jacob Anderson to plea to lesser charges.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:49:04 -0500
  • Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid news

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid in the basement of a home.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:06:23 -0500
  • U.S.-backed Syrian forces close to seizing town from Islamic State: spokeswoman

    The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will soon seize the town of Hajin from Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, a spokeswoman said on Friday. Hajin is the last big town Islamic State holds in its remaining enclave east of the Euphrates River. The SDF, spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG militia, has battled to eliminate the jihadists there for several months.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:52:48 -0500
  • Our 2018 Range Rover Velar Is Exhibiting Electronic Bugs at 22,000 Miles news

    Midway through its long-term test, electronic gremlins continue to mar our experience with the otherwise classy crossover.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:00:00 -0500
  • As Trump Cries ‘No Collusion,’ Other Campaign Probes Close In news

    A tabloid publisher, American Media Inc., told prosecutors that the president’s lawyer and at least one Trump campaign member helped hatch the plan to buy and bury such stories more than a year before the election -- and federal prosecutors in New York are continuing to investigate. The hush-money case was referred to federal prosecutors in New York by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, who have unearthed a raft of other legal problems while pursuing possible collusion with Russia. The investigation into the suppression of negative news has already resulted in a guilty plea by Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:41:49 -0500
  • What Is The Deadline for Christmas Shipping? Here’s Everything You Need to Know news

    Deadlines for USPS, UPS, FedEX and Amazon

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:33:22 -0500
  • 7 Incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts

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    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:07 -0500
  • With tech exec arrest, Canada squeezed between China, US news

    The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington. Ottawa confirmed on Thursday that China had detained two Canadian nationals under what Beijing has said is suspicion of threatening its national security. The resulting crisis is to blame on "a trade war between China and the United States," Fred Bild, a former Canadian diplomat and Asian studies professor at the University of Montreal, told AFP.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:44:37 -0500
  • In an African first, a cannabis expo...without cannabis news

    What it didn't have, however, was a cannabis plant. The four-day expo, which opened in South Africa's capital Pretoria on Thursday, was a stark illustration of the legal grey area the nascent industry occupies in the continent's most developed economy. In September, the Constitutional Court decriminalised the use and cultivation of cannabis in private space.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:23:05 -0500
  • Amazon's extending free shipping and same-day delivery for last-minute shoppers news

    The online retail giant has extended its free shipping for all customers with no minimum purchase amount to Dec. 18, and Prime members get even more flexibility to finish their shopping!

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:27:42 -0500
  • Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect dead news

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer and a suspect died Thursday night after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta, authorities said.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:48:00 -0500
  • Israel to approve thousands of unauthorized West Bank settler homes news

    Israel is to authorize thousands of the settler homes built illegally in the occupied West Bank, some of them decades ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. The move is likely to please pro-settler members of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition while angering Palestinians, who want the West Bank as part of a future state. "Arranging the rights for the homes allows thousands of residents to be provided with infrastructure of public buildings, educational and religious buildings," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:46:43 -0500
  • The 2020 Toyota Supra Finally Debuts in January and the First One Will Be Auctioned for Charity news

    The long wait for Toyota's revived sports car is almost over.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:49:00 -0500
  • Donald Trump Reportedly Cancels This Year's White House Holiday Press Party news

    President Donald Trump's White House reportedly will not host a holiday party

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:11:42 -0500
  • Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hacked

    No matter how much we read about hacks and data breaches and the importance of taking solid security precautions, one of the unchangeable truths of the world is that people on average are absolutely terrible when it comes to choosing passwords. We use the same ones over and over, to the delight of hackers, and the ones we come up with tend to be pathetically easy so that we're able to remember them. SplashData is out with its eighth annual compilation of the Worst Passwords of the Year, a ranking it produces after evaluating more than 5 million passwords that have been leaked on the Internet. If you use any of these, we can't stress this enough. As SplashData puts it themselves, anyone using any of these passwords is putting themselves "at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen." A few notes about this list: 2018 was the fifth straight year that saw these passwords in the Number 1 and 2 spots for being the absolute worst: "123456," and "password." The five worst passwords after those 2? They're all just numerical strings. SplashData is a provider of password management applications TeamsID, Gpass, and SplashID. "Our hope by publishing this list each year is to convince people to take steps to protect themselves online," says SplashData CEO Morgan Slain. "It's a real head-scratcher that with all the risks known, and with so many highly publicized hacks such as Marriott and the National Republican Congressional Committee, that people continue putting themselves at such risk year-after-year." Without further ado, here's SplashData's "Worst Passwords of 2018" list: 1. 123456 2. password 3. 123456789 4. 12345678 5. 12345 6. 111111 7. 1234567 8. sunshine 9. qwerty 10. iloveyou 11. princess 12. admin 13. welcome 14. 666666 15. abc123 16. football 17. 123123 18. monkey 19. 654321 20. !@#$%^&* 21. charlie 22. aa123456 23. donald 24. password1 25. qwerty123 SplashData estimates almost 10% of people have used at least one of these 25 passwords and that some 3% of people have used the worst password, 123456. Here are some tips from SplashData on how to be better at password security: 1\. Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters. 2\. Use a different password for each of your logins. That way, if a hacker gets access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to use it to access other sites. 3\. Protect your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically log into websites.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:15:28 -0500
  • Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

    An armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway Thursday, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy," stopping their cars and scrambling to grab the swirling money.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:31:26 -0500
  • Ken Paxton: Tijuana migrants will go through a slow process news

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that the caravan migrants waiting in Tijuana will be going through a slow process, sending a message that they are unable to walk across the border.

    Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:38:26 -0500
  • Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: report news

    Washington (AFP) - A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in the state of New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:29:11 -0500
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