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Death Toll in Deadly Warehouse Fire Rises to 24 as Search Goes On
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:28:01 GMT

Officials said that the search of the rubble of a makeshift nightclub in the building would take days, and that they expected the number of victims to rise.

Donald Trump Thrusts Taiwan Back on the Table, Rattling a Region
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:11:25 GMT

A single protocol-shattering phone call with Taiwan’s president raises fears of igniting tensions in Asia and emboldening China.

The Interpreter: Trump, Taiwan and China: The Controversy, Explained
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:11:34 GMT

No American president or president-elect is believed to have spoken with a Taiwanese president in decades — until a fateful telephone call on Friday.

China Sees New Ambiguity With Donald Trump’s Taiwan Call
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:12:02 GMT

“This is a wake-up call for Beijing,” one Chinese analyst said of a precedent-breaking conversation with the president of Taiwan.

Extremists Turn to a Leader to Protect Western Values: Vladimir Putin
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:57:13 GMT

In retrospect, Donald J. Trump’s praise for Russia’s president seems to have been a shrewd dog whistle to a small but highly motivated part of the Trump base.

Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tangle That Awaits
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:44:06 GMT

The president-elect’s three eldest children have always interwoven family and business ties. Can their empire ever be separate from the White House?

In Trump’s Security Pick, Michael Flynn, ‘Sharp Elbows’ and No Dissent
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:22:29 GMT

Past colleagues paint a mixed picture of a man who will have nearly unfettered access to the Oval Office and help guide President Trump on world events.

Trump Expands Search for Secretary of State
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:25:26 GMT

John Bolton, Jon Huntsman Jr. and Exxon Mobil C.E.O. Rex Tillerson seem to be under consideration as well as Bob Corker, Rudolph Giuliani, David Petraeus and Mitt Romney.

Trump Takes Twitter Aim at Companies Looking to Move Jobs Abroad
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:33:28 GMT

The president-elect’s posts came days after he went to Indiana to celebrate Carrier’s decision to keep 1,000 jobs in the United States.

Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania Recount Effort Is Dealt a Major Setback
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:07:21 GMT

A lawyer for Ms. Stein, the Green Party candidate, said in a filing that “petitioners are regular citizens” who could not afford a $1 million payment ordered by Pennsylvania courts.

Hearings Will Unmask ‘Swamp Creatures’ in Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats Say
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:33:42 GMT

Democrats hope to highlight positions held by cabinet nominees that are inconsistent with Donald J. Trump’s campaign promises and paint them as untrustworthy.

James Mattis, Trump’s Choice for Defense, Favors Working With Allies
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:58:40 GMT

The hawkish former head of United States Central Command views a tough American posture overseas as a deterrent to war, officials close to him say.

Asia Pacific Edition: Donald Trump, Fidel Castro, Aleppo: Your Monday Briefing
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:06:45 GMT

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Donald Trump, Oakland, Fidel Castro: Your Weekend Briefing
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:54:33 GMT

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Austrians Reject Far-Right Presidential Candidate Norbert Hofer
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:08:41 GMT

Voters chose the former Green Party leader Alexander Van Bellen, in a rebuff to anti-migrant, anti-Muslim populism gaining strength in the West.

Matteo Renzi’s Fate Is at Stake as Italians Vote in Referendum
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:58:53 GMT

The prime minister has said he might resign if his constitutional reforms are rejected, a step that could provide yet another shock to the European Union.

Modern World Tugs at an Indonesian Tribe Clinging to Its Ancient Ways
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:41:19 GMT

Only after decades of government intrusion were the Mentawai allowed to live according to their customs, but many in the younger generations have moved on.

Up Close With Ailey Dancers in Rehearsal
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:00:55 GMT

Alvin Ailey dancers prepare for the New York premiere of the final installment of Kyle Abraham’s “Untitled America,” a trilogy about the effect the prison system has on African-American families.

Your Daily Mini Crossword
published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:18:20 GMT

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

Itineraries: 5 Ways to Be a Better Tourist
published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:59:50 GMT

People who train tour guides say there are some basic ways that Americans can be better guests when taking tours abroad.

When the Picky Eater Is a Grown-Up
published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:00:02 GMT

Some adults seek help when they worry about being poor role models for their children or panic about attending business dinners.

Cuba Puts Fidel Castro to Rest: ‘A Man So Large in a Box So Small’
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:45:32 GMT

Bringing to an end nine days of national mourning, the burial of Mr. Castro’s ashes at a private service made for a subdued end to a week of tributes.

Lens Blog: Fidel Castro and the Moment of Departure
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:00:10 GMT

Amid a vast archive of Cuban photos, two children of exile search for meaning when the Revolution was young and Fidel Castro was portrayed in ordinary, everyday moments.

The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:44:42 GMT

A New York Times investigation draws on nearly 60,000 disciplinary cases from state prisons and interviews with inmates to explore the system’s inequities and the ripple effect they can have.

Sammy Lee, First Asian-American to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:56:38 GMT

Dr. Lee battled racial discrimination even after he became a physician, won three Olympic medals in diving and served in the Korean War.

Panama Struggles to Shed Its Image as a Magnet for Shady Deals
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:41:08 GMT

The president named a panel to recommend how to make Panama’s financial sector more transparent, but that effort did not work out as planned.

Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:24:49 GMT

Penn State’s passing attack overwhelmed Wisconsin’s defense to claim the championship, but Ohio State is still the expected Big Ten team for the final four-team playoff bracket.

Jury Appears One Vote Short of Convicting Ex-Police Officer in Walter Scott’s Death
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:13:08 GMT

“I cannot in good conscience consider a guilty verdict,” one juror wrote the judge in the trial of Michael T. Slager. Deliberations are to resume Monday.

Gatlinburg Residents Return Home to Wildfire Destruction
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:48:35 GMT

The damage to the East Tennessee city left residents searching for courage as they faced uncertain questions about their future.

10 Things to Do Now in NYC
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:18:48 GMT

It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.

Tulane and St. John’s Coaches Share a Goal: Returning Teams to Glory
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:08:46 GMT

Chris Mullin of St. John’s and Mike Dunleavy of Tulane have much in common, including their game in New Orleans on Friday night.

Out There: Twinkle, Twinkle Little [Insert Name Here]
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:35:40 GMT

An international astronomy group has published a first set of approved names for 227 stars, seeing that there are more Mimosas and fewer HD 85512s.

Princess Cruise Lines to Pay $40 Million Fine for Illegal Dumping
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:43:07 GMT

Federal authorities called the fine the “largest-ever criminal penalty” for intentional vessel pollution.

Canadian Journalist’s Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:20:37 GMT

Border officials questioned Ed Ou, a freelance photojournalist, and confiscated his phones for a period before denying him entry.

Modern Love: After a Breakup, an App to Help Breathe, Then Run
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:49:08 GMT

Jilted by her longtime boyfriend, a woman considers trusting intuition over rationale. If only she could figure out what intuition is.

Lens Blog: Black Male Glamour, as Style and Substance
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:48:14 GMT

In “Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters,” Nichelle Gainer explores how prominent and accomplished black men shaped their image through personal style, taking charge of how they were seen to defy stereotypes.

The Neediest Cases: Pursuing a Dream in Film, With Tips From Spike Lee
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:24:49 GMT

Jazmyn Benjamin met one of her idols at a Knicks game, and left Madison Square Garden with some career advice.


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Pence downplays significance of Trump's call with Taiwan president
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:51:53 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Sunday downplayed the significance of a phone conversation between Donald Trump and Taiwan's president, describing it as a "courtesy call" that was not intended to show a shift in U.S. foreign policy.

Trump to intervene to keep U.S. jobs at home on 'day-by-day' basis, Pence says
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:04:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump, fresh off a deal to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. jobs in the country, will decide whether to intervene with other companies to keep them from moving jobs overseas "on a day-by-day basis," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday.

Two dozen bodies found after California loft fire, more deaths expected
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:58:17 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday.

Netanyahu says will discuss with Trump 'bad' Iran nuclear deal
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:46:12 -0500

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House.

Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:31:53 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV.

Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:55:12 -0500

CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building barracks, an infirmary and a mess hall.

Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:05:04 -0500

SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century's most influential figures.

Austrians reject far right in presidential election
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:52:19 -0500

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated on Sunday, confounding forecasts of a tight election in which he would ride a wave of populism sweeping the West.

Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:02:40 -0500

ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 60 percent of Italy's voting population had cast their ballots by Sunday evening in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has vowed to resign if he loses.

Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City, rebels tell U.S. they won't leave
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:27:12 -0500

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied militia advanced towards rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City on Sunday, thrusting deeper into opposition parts of the city in a relentless attack which a military source said would be over in a matter of weeks.


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Oakland fire: 24 bodies found; 80% of building still to be searched
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:32:45 GMT

The search continues for the missing in the massive fire that engulfed a warehouse in Oakland, California, during an electronic dance concert.

Shocking images show fire's destruction
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:09:35 GMT

See the Oakland, California, warehouse called the Ghost Ship before and after the fatal fire that claimed at least 9 lives.

Jill Stein's new plan for Pennsylvania recount
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:17:25 GMT

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said early Sunday she would "escalate" her statewide recount efforts in Pennsylvania through a federal lawsuit, after announcing she would drop it.

'SNL' mocks Trump's Twitter use
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:17:13 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump sent out a late night tweet in response to a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring his use of Twitter.

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private funeral
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:49:13 GMT

Fidel Castro's remains were laid to rest Sunday morning in a private ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, the city where he launched his communist revolution, Cuban officials told CNN.

President-elect bashes 'SNL' on Twitter after sketch
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:20:14 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to criticize "Saturday Night Live," this time slamming the show over a sketch about him compulsively tweeting.

Conway pressed on Trump's Twitter use
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:47:54 GMT

Kellyanne Conway sits down with Jake Tapper and discusses Trump's baseless tweets about voter fraud.

13 hottest tech gifts under $100
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:12:31 GMT

Some of the hottest products of the year cost well under $100, from gaming consoles and VR headsets to drones.

Austria election: Far-right nationalist Hofer concedes defeat
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:02:23 GMT

Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has conceded defeat in an election rerun after exit polls showed an apparent win for his left-leaning rival.

Syrian war: CNN goes inside Aleppo under airstrikes
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:14:31 GMT

Syrian regime forces have shelled rebel-held Aleppo for the past 24 hours straight, gaining more ground in a bloody bid to seize control of the whole city.

Driver live-streams 104 mph crash
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:17:43 GMT

A driver live-streamed himself speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before crashing into a garbage truck in Rhode Island.

Kellyanne Conway: Tougher race if Sanders was VP pick
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:03:25 GMT

Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said she believes the race would have been tougher for the President-elect had Hillary Clinton chosen Bernie Sanders as her running mate.

Robby Mook: 'Deplorables' comment hurt Clinton
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:55:19 GMT

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook acknowledged the former secretary of state calling half of Donald Trump's supporters "deplorables" alienated voters, saying that's why the Democratic presidential nominee publicly expressed regret over the remarks so quickly thereafter.

Mook: Obama did not ask Clinton to concede
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:01:33 GMT

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook tells CNN's Jake Tapper that Hillary Clinton made the decision to concede to Donald Trump on her own, and not at the urging of President Obama.

Trump doubles down on tax for firms that ship jobs out of US
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:05:56 GMT

Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries.

Three Trump calls spook Washington
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:38:55 GMT

Donald Trump anchored his presidential campaign on defying convention and flouting political norms, and it worked better than anyone ever expected.

Ryan: Trump will be 'unconventional president'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:28:36 GMT

In a CBS "60 Minutes" interview, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says that Donald Trump was an unconventional candidate and will be an unconventional president.

Pence: Trump's Taiwan talks were 'a courtesy call'
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:01:48 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's decision to buck diplomatic protocol and accept a call from the leader of Taiwan didn't necessarily reflect a shift away from the "One-China" policy, Vice President-elect Mike Pence says.

Country star smacks fan during show
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:37:54 GMT

Country singer Luke Bryan took a swipe at a concert-goer that flashed him an obscene gesture during a show in Nashville.

The year in pictures
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:31:24 GMT

"The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2016.

Trump considers more than four for secretary of state
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:44:14 GMT

Donald Trump is now considering more than four people for secretary of state, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

Petraeus: 'Five years ago, I made a serious mistake'
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:29 GMT

David Petraeus made a last-ditch effort Sunday to show President-elect Donald Trump that his guilty plea for revealing classified information to his mistress and biographer shouldn't disqualify him from serving as America's top diplomat.

Opinion: 10 minutes that could change US-China history
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:44:21 GMT

The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something that evidently does not much bother Mr. Trump. It is, of course, too soon to guess whether it was a fluke or a portent of a sea change in American policy.

20,000 people stranded at airport over smog
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:51:15 GMT

More than 20,000 people are stranded at an airport in Chengdu, China, as flights were grounded by heavy smog and fog, Chinese state-run media reported.

ESPN host slams NFL star for not voting
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:14:21 GMT

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith discusses NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to vote.

Republicans angling for posh ambassadorships, RNC chair
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:03:05 GMT

Donald Trump faces challenges in filling key global diplomatic posts. Might the President-elect add a Democrat or two to his Cabinet? And there's a debate swirling over who should lead the Republican National Committee.

Throngs drawn to Fidel Castro memorial
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:52:00 GMT

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolution commander who governed and symbolized the island nation for half a century, was memorialized Saturday night by hundreds of thousands of cheering, flag-waving people packed into Antonio Maceo Revolution Square in Santiago.

Opinion: Was Castro a David or Goliath?
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:05:54 GMT

Back in 1959, Fidel Castro departed Santiago de Cuba in a victorious caravan across his country to Havana. Almost six decades later, his remains were carried on the same journey, in reverse.

Finland shooting: 2 journalists, city councilwoman killed
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:49:49 GMT

The leader of a local city council and two journalists were shot dead in an attack outside a restaurant in Finland, police said.

Italians cast ballots in historic referendum vote
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:55:16 GMT

Italians on Sunday cast their ballots for a crucial constitutional referendum that could drastically change the political landscape of the eurozone's third-largest economy.

'Daily Show' host has fiery debate with guest
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:02:15 GMT

Host Trevor Noah and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren engaged in a contentious debate about race issues on a recent episode of "The Daily Show."

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to US
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:05:21 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump said good luck to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for his controvesial fight against drugs.

Russia says it killed ISIS-linked cell leader
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:58:58 GMT

The leader of a North Caucasus ISIS branch was killed in a special operation conducted by Russian Federal Security Service forces in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, the security service said in a statement Sunday.

VA patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:16:29 GMT

Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.

Mom: Daughter cooked to death in sweat lodge
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:37:05 GMT

A mother shares a cautionary tale about the self-help industry and how it lead to her daughter's death. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

South Korean President gets ultimatum
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:19:55 GMT

Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces an ultimatum from her own party: Announce a timeline for her resignation or face possible impeachment.

Bergen: 'Mad Dog' Mattis, in his own words
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:15:07 GMT

If Mattis is confirmed as Secretary of Defense, which will require a congressional waiver, clues about how he may guide the Pentagon can be found his books and colorful aphorisms, writes Peter Bergen

A chilling PSA, courtesy of Sandy Hook families
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:09:42 GMT

Evan finally bumped into the girl he'd been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school's gym entrance.

Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:29:35 GMT

His friends know him as "Mo." And he is the most unlikely ISIS recruit you will ever meet.

Do these satirical children's book covers go too far?
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:54:07 GMT

Are the images satire or bigotry? Could they be both?

USC prof stabbed to death; student held
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:11:05 GMT

A student fatally stabbed University of Southern California psychology professor Friday, police said.

Penn Jillette: Why we burned the flag for freedom
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:08:52 GMT

At the beginning of this century, Teller and I made a TV show in which we traveled around the world watching street magicians. These weren't conjurers who worked for tourists, but the magicians who performed for locals. We spent the nights in fairly nice hotels, but the days we spent on the streets in real Egypt, real China and real India.

Fidel's Cuba: 'Under Batista, we were worse off'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:39:09 GMT

When Fidel Castro and his bearded rebels descended the Sierra Maestra mountains, Maria del Socorro Cadet was a teenager in the southeastern Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba.

Trump reportedly praises Pakistan's PM as 'terrific'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:41:38 GMT

It's a case of he said, he said between two of the world's most powerful men.

Sarah Palin calls Carrier deal 'crony capitalism'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:26:06 GMT

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- an early supporter of Donald Trump who is under consideration to serve in his Cabinet -- is criticizing the use of subsidies to keep an Indiana-based air conditioning company from sending jobs to Mexico, a move the President-elect has spotlighted as one of his first victories since being elected.

Campaign manager: Trump benefited from Russia 'intervening'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:01:16 GMT

Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, said that the US needs to investigate Russia "intervening in the election."

Dems want Russian hacking intelligence declassified
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:03:30 GMT

Democratic senators are pressing the Obama administration to more forthrightly state, based in part on new intelligence information, that Russia's meddling in the US election was intended to help Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN.

Obama's gift to Trump
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:05:20 GMT

"President Trump really is inheriting an economy that's pretty solid," said Kevin Hassett, an economist at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, on CNBC Friday.

Trump didn't save as many Carrier jobs as he claimed
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:08:29 GMT

Trump and Clinton aides discuss fake news
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:35:12 GMT

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the problem of fake news with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook.

So this Muslim comedian sits next to Eric Trump...
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:31:56 GMT

Mo Amer, an Arab American stand-up comedian, received an unbelievable gift of comic material when he found himself seated next to Eric Trump on a flight to Scotland on Thursday.

Pipeline CEO has a music festival -- and a problem
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:00:13 GMT

The billionaire CEO building the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to hold a music festival bearing the name Cherokee, a Native American tribe. But there's a problem: Some artists are refusing to perform.

Christmas classic gets an upgrade
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:37:35 GMT

A couple from Minnesota has re-imagined the classic Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" for a 21st-century audience, changing the song's lyrics to emphasize the importance of consent.

Watch Houdini the dog outsmart humans
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:12:02 GMT

A little dog named Houdini was first seen at a port in San Pedro, California, two years ago. Organizations "Hope For Paws" and "Rescue From the Hart" decided to rescue the elusive pup. You can adopt Houdini here.

Sutter: The good news about climate change
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:49:36 GMT

If you're concerned about climate change, you're likely in full panic mode right now.

Austria: Presidential rerun could see far-right nationalist win
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:07:27 GMT

Austrians go to the polls Sunday to pick a president, with a choice between left-wing Alexander Van der Bellen and anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party.

China mine explosion: 17 reportedly killed
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:58:28 GMT

Seventeen people were killed and others were trapped in an explosion at a mine in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region Saturday, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.

Chapecoense's fallen heroes return home to Brazil
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:36:28 GMT

The tragic fairy tale came to an end Friday, as members of the Cinderella soccer team killed in the crash of LaMia Flight 2933 returned home to Brazil.

China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:33:13 GMT

A controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.

Trump wants retired general to lead Pentagon
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:37:12 GMT

The next possible US secretary of defense went by the military call sign "Chaos."

What does Trump's call with Taiwan's president mean?
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:02:27 GMT

It's weeks before the United States' next president takes office, but already Donald Trump is raising eyebrows among China-watchers after his phone call with Taiwan's president.

Insults fly between Trump, Clinton aides
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:27:44 GMT

Four weeks after the election, tensions between top operatives at the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns erupted during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics discussion that was intended to record history by drawing out the internal deliberations of both campaigns.

Trump supporters' claim stuns CNN anchor
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:45:24 GMT

Donald Trump supporters made several debunked claims about election fraud in a post-election interview with CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.

Victims angry at sweat lodge guru's attempted comeback
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:01:36 GMT

Virginia Brown is blunt about the way her daughter died.

Pirates arrrrrrrre going to reshape Iceland
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:34:10 GMT

Oh, not those kinds of pirates. Darn it.

Hipster hatemongers: The trendy face of Austria's far-right
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:32:09 GMT

Austria's far-right Identity Movement opposes globalization and "Islamization" -- but a key figure of the group says they see themselves as patriots, not neo-Nazis.

Man released in shooting death of ex-NFL player
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:59:59 GMT

A man suspected in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight in what appears to be a road rage incident has been released from custody in Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Friday.

Walmart settles same-sex suit for $7.5M
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:16:59 GMT

Flight crews: Uniforms make us sick, literally
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:39:06 GMT

Trump's education pick blamed in her home state
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:14:32 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos and her husband are major political power brokers in their home state of Michigan.


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Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:37:26 GMT

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer admits he has lost Austria's presidential election.

Italy referendum: PM Renzi's future in the balance
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:29:32 GMT

Italians vote on a batch of reforms - but more is at stake, including the prime minister's future.

Hawaii snowfall: Parts of state receive weather warning
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:58:13 GMT

A winter weather warning is issued for parts of the tropical US state of Hawaii - yes, Hawaii.

Oakland fire: 24 confirmed dead as search continues
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:24:16 GMT

The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California

Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:26:57 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is "clever" and "already a statesman".

Apple reveals self-driving car plans
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:08 GMT

Apple acknowledges plans to build a self-driving car for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.

Fidel Castro's ashes buried in Santiago de Cuba
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:41:17 GMT

Fidel Castro's remains are buried in a family ceremony, ending nine days of mourning in Cuba.

Ukraine: Five police killed in friendly-fire shoot-out
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:00:25 GMT

Five police officers are mistakenly killed by their own side in Ukraine, officials say.

Finland shooting: Three women killed in Imatra
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:29:44 GMT

A gunman in Finland kills three women - a local politician and two journalists - in Imatra.

US election recount: Greens change tactics in Pennsylvania bid
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:31:34 GMT

Jill Stein's US Greens changes its strategy in its bid for a state-wide recount in Pennsylvania.

Uzbekistan votes for new president
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:20:55 GMT

Uzbekistan votes for a new president, with acting leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev almost certain to win.

Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:37:33 GMT

Venezuela is issuing higher-value notes to help alleviate the problem of soaring inflation.

Fidel Castro funeral: Crowds line streets to greet cortege
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:39:49 GMT

Cubans line the streets to see Fidel Castro's funeral cortege before he was laid to rest at a cemetery in Santiago.

Finland shooting: Vigil held for three women shot dead
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:42:14 GMT

A vigil is held for the three women - a local politician and two journalists - shot dead in Finland.

Oakland warehouse fire: Dozens feared dead
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:13:07 GMT

Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in Oakland, California.

'World's original sports car' to be sold at auction
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:13:57 GMT

A 102-year-old Vauxhall, regarded as the world's original sports car, is to be sold for the first time in almost 50 years and could fetch more than 500,000.

Brazil footballer's message for female players
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:15:19 GMT

Marta urges other female footballers not to let sexism from playing their sport.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:55 GMT

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

Hawaii snow captured in time-lapse footage
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:54:54 GMT

Parts of the US state of Hawaii have received up to three feet (90cm) of snow.

Russian Revolution given social network treatment
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:12:21 GMT

Internet project gives daily updates from major figures in a Facebook-style format.

South Korea political crisis causes cinema slump
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:34:48 GMT

Moviegoers are staying away amid mass demonstrations against country's president.

German Catholic charity launches 'No Santa' initiative
published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:26:08 GMT

Group wants people to celebrate "traditional" Saint Nicholas instead.

Burying Fidel
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:30:14 GMT

Cubans consider life beyond the Castros, as they bury Fidel a year before Raul's is to stand down.

Inflexible friend
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:49:53 GMT

The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Show of force
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:32:08 GMT

Concern is growing over the rising power of Iraqi Shia militias in the battle for Mosul, Orla Guerin says.

Fog of war
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:49:42 GMT

Hundreds of history enthusiasts re-enact Napoleon's 1805 victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Dear Mr President
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:06:39 GMT

Uzbekistan's likely next president has asked his compatriots to send in their everyday groans and gripes.

Stop nagging!
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:38:46 GMT

Kathy Murray coaches women to stop nagging their husbands and start treating them with more respect.

Barrage of gunfire
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:43:08 GMT

It's 40 years since would-be assassins tried to kill Bob Marley. Nancy Burke was at the singer's house as the shootings took place.


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Capitol Report: Trump pick for Treasury, Mnuchin says tax cuts are path to ‘huge’ economic growth
published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:41:11 GMT

Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, dug in on the president-elect’s plans to cut corporate taxes during a televised appearance Wednesday, saying it is the way to “huge economic growth.”

The Moneyologist: Yes, it’s OK to re-gift your unwanted swag this holiday season
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:52:24 GMT

Re-gifting can get you out of a jam, but it can backfire.

Slide Show: Don’t touch anything without gloves this holiday season — not even soap
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:40:25 GMT

7 unexpected places germs hide during flu season.

Slide Show: 10 department store tricks that make you spend more
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:39:27 GMT

What to watch out for these retail strategies when shopping this holiday season.

The Moneyologist: My wife is divorcing me after 21 years — and wants everything in our savings account
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:36:21 GMT

He earns less than his wife and wants to stay in the family home.

NewsWatch: The Trump rally in the stock market may be turning into a bubble
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:00:09 GMT

Donald Trump has made stocks great again, prompting warnings that the market is getting too bubbly, setting up investors for a big disappointment in coming weeks.

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Big Oil is in decline, and the OPEC deal can’t rescue it
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:47:52 GMT

Investors should be wary of thinking a recovery in oil prices is a sign that majors like Chevron and Exxon are back, says Jeff Reeves.

5 big real-estate trends to watch in 2017
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:23:24 GMT

Trump’s surprising White House win is just one dramatic change real estate watchers need to factor in next year

Amy Hoak's Home Economics: Chicago Bungalow? Baltimore Row House? L.A. Ranch? The ‘typical’ home varies by city
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:11:11 GMT

Your idea of the typical house depends largely on where you live, or possibly where you grew up.

How to save money on holiday cards this year: Go digital
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:10:48 GMT

Bing Crosby dreamed of a white Christmas with every Christmas card he wrote. These days, we’re sending emails, e-cards, Facebook posts and even text messages.

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Late errors prove costly for Man United, Liverpool
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:42:17 -0500

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, and AFC Bournemouth's Nathan Ake battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Sunday Dec. 4, 2016. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Individual errors proved costly for Liverpool and Manchester United on a day of late goals and incredible comebacks in English soccer on Sunday.


US gas prices hold steady despite production cut
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:42:10 -0500

The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that refiners have had little ...

Italians vote on reforms; PM Renzi vows to quit if he loses
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:39:56 -0500

Italians vote on reforms; PM Renzi vows to quit if he losesItalians voted Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on, hoping to survive the rising populist forces that have gained traction across ...


The Latest: USC, Penn State meeting again in Rose Bowl
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:44:31 -0500

Penn State's Derek Dowrey, right, kisses the trophy held by head coach James Franklin after Penn State defeated Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Indianapolis. Penn State won 38-31. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection (all times local):


The Latest: Packers' Randall Cobb having fun in the snow
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:36:07 -0500

Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler runs past Green Bay Packers' Quinten Rollins during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern):


The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam'
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:34:44 -0500

The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam'The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Donald Trump says that the Green Party is dropping its recount lawsuit in Pennsylvania, but that's not the whole story. The Green ...


Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:34:44 -0500

Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in AustriaLeft-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria's presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over ...


Correction: Campus Stabbing-California story
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:33:00 -0500

USC professor killed in stabbing; student in custody, police sayLOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about the fatal stabbing of a professor, The Associated Press misidentified the professor's school in the first paragraph in some versions. The professor was from the University of Southern California, not the University of California.


Washington could be the toughest test for Alabama's defense
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:27:41 -0500

The Alabama football team celebrates after defeating Florida at the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta. Alabama won 54-16. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Alabama's stingy defense will face perhaps its toughest test against Jake Browning and Washington.


Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City, rebels tell U.S. they won't leave
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:27:12 -0500

Rebel fighters stand near a damaged bus used as a barricade in the rebel-held besieged Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of AleppoBy Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied militia advanced towards rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City on Sunday, thrusting deeper into opposition parts of the city in a relentless attack which a military source said would be over in a matter of weeks. A senior rebel official told Reuters rebel groups in Aleppo had told the United States they will not leave their besieged, shrinking enclave, responding to Russian call for talks with Washington over their withdrawal. The Western and regional states that have backed the rebellion appear unwilling or unable to do anything to prevent a major defeat for the opposition fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, whose campaign to regain all Aleppo has been backed by the Russian air force and Iranian-sponsored militias.


Raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib, army advances in Aleppo
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:24:35 -0500

A Syrian boy cries as he stands next to a building hit by an air strike on the village of Maaret al-Numan, in the country's northern province of Idlib, on December 4, 2016Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria Sunday, a monitor said, as government forces advanced in fierce clashes with rebels in east Aleppo. Syria's government is waging an offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo, and it has so far captured more than 60 percent of eastern districts that fell to rebels in 2012. In Idlib province, in northwest Syria, at least 26 civilians were killed in suspected Russian strikes on the town of Kafr Nabel, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.


Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:20:48 -0500

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Ohio State running back Mike Weber, center, celebrates his touchdown against Michigan with teammates Jamarco Jones, left, and Luke Farrell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals, announced Sunday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff.


Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:19:27 -0500

Alabama wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (13) is hit by Florida defensive lineman Jachai Polite (99) and Florida linebacker Daniel McMillian (13) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)In the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. Four teams that started near the top of the College Football Playoff rankings will play for the national championship.


Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:06:58 -0500

Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer (L) and his rival Alexander Van der Bellen shake hands in Vienna on December 4, 2016Austria's Norbert Hofer conceded defeat Sunday in his bid to become Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run. Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.3 percent of the votes against 46.7 percent for his rival from the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe), according to public television projections. Hofer's likely defeat will see EU leaders breathe a sigh of relief in the wake of the anti-establishment tide sweeping many countries following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's shock election triumph in the US.


Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:05:52 -0500

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroadPresident-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans. But the plan could drive up prices for U.S. ...


Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:05:04 -0500

Soldiers stand in the back of a truck while driving past a billboard with a photograph of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro before Castro's ashes are to drive toward Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de CubaBy Sarah Marsh and Diego Or SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century's most influential figures. Since Castro's death on Nov. 25 at age 90, hundreds of thousands of Cubans lined streets and plazas to bid farewell to "El Comandante" (The Commander), with a combination of tears, vows to sustain socialism and choruses of "I am Fidel!" His monument at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in the city of Santiago de Cuba, sits a few steps from the mausoleum of independence hero Jose Marti, another towering figure of Cuban history with whom Castro shared a mistrust of the United States.


Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:03:46 -0500

Cuba's President Raul Castro receives the ashes of his older brother Fidel Castro from an honor guard before placing them into a niche in his tomb, a simple, grey, round stone about 15 feet high at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago, Cuba, Sunday Dec.4, 2016. The niche was then covered by a plaque bearing the single name,"Fidel."(Marcelino Vazquez Hernandez/Pool Photo via AP)SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti.


Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:02:40 -0500

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi casts his vote for the referendum on constitutional reform as he is flanked by his wife Agnese, in PontassieveBy Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 60 percent of Italy's voting population had cast their ballots by Sunday evening in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has vowed to resign if he loses. Financial markets and Europe's politicians fear victory for the opposition 'No' camp could cause political instability and renewed turmoil for Italy's battered banks, pushing the euro zone towards a fresh crisis. About 51 million Italians are eligible to vote on Renzi's plan to drastically reduce the role of the upper house Senate and claw back powers from regional authorities.


Pro-EU Van der Bellen becomes the face of Austria
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:01:33 -0500

By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - A sigh of relief went through Europe when independent Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly beat his far-right rival Norbert Hofer for the Austrian presidency in May, diplomats said. Van der Bellen repeated the feat on Sunday -- the first vote was annulled because of sloppy counting -- again keeping Hofer from becoming the European Union's first far-right head of state and prompting what might be an even bigger sense of relief after the rise of populists across Western democracies. "From the beginning I fought and argued for a pro-European Austria," he said after Hofer conceded defeat.

Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:01:09 -0500

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected and might not live up to lofty marketing claims, according to an investigation by a news organization.

Trump's inauguration set to test nation's readiness to heal
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:59:19 -0500

In this Nov. 15, 2016 photo, inaugural preparations continue on the West Front of Capitol Hill in Washington, looking at the National Mall and Washington Monument. One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up, whether it’s to celebrate or commiserate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.


Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:59:13 -0500

Syrian children who were displaced with their family from eastern Aleppo play in the village of Jibreen south of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Aid agencies say that more than 30,000 people have fled rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo that have been under tight siege since July. Over the past two weeks, government forces launched an offensive in which they regained control of nearly half areas that had been held by insurgents in their deepest push since the city became contested in July 2012.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children.


Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:58:56 -0500

Candles in front of the restaurant Vuoksenvahti where three women were killed in a shooting incident, in Imatra, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. A gunman killed a local town councilor and two journalists, all women, in an apparent random shooting in a nightlife district in a small town in southeastern Finland, police said Sunday. A male suspect has been detained. (Hannu Rissanen/Lehtikuva via AP)HELSINKI (AP) — A gunman in Finland killed a local town councilor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a small town's nightlife district, police said Sunday. A local man was detained on suspicion of murder.


Two dozen bodies found after California loft fire, more deaths expected
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:58:17 -0500

Firefighters remove debris at a warehouse after a fire broke out during an electronic dance party late Friday evening, resulting in at least nine deaths and many unaccounted for in the Fruitvale district of OaklandRecovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday. Sergeant Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, said two dozen bodies were located as authorities sifted through the debris-filled shell of the two-story building, which was used by an artists' collective. “In regards to the amount of people that are still missing, yes, it’s a significant number, Kelly said.


46 claims filed in 2 months to priest abuse victims program
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:57:44 -0500

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016 file photo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York announcing a new program intended to provide reconciliation and compensation for victims of sexual abuse by clergy. The new compensation process set up by the Archdiocese of New York itself, potentially the most extensive effort of its kind to date, lets people take claims, often too old for court, to a noted outside mediator while keeping painful details private. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he'd been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn't take long to realize the priest wouldn't be held accountable in court.


Death toll in warehouse fire rises to 24, with more expected
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:57:04 -0500

A unidentified man falls to the ground after speaking to authorities outside of a warehouse destroyed by a fire Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. A deadly fire broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The death toll in a late-night dance party fire at a converted Oakland warehouse rose to 24 on Sunday as firefighters dug slowly through the charred remnants of the building in their search for what they ...


The Latest: Italy voter turnout above 57 percent by evening
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:56:05 -0500

Rome's Mayor Virginia Raggi casts her ballot at a polling station, in Rome, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local):


California warehouse fire death toll climbs to 24, expected to rise
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:53:50 -0500

A fireman walks before a warehouse after it was destroyed by a fire, December 3, 2016 in Oakland, CaliforniaThe death toll from a blaze that gutted a California warehouse during a rave party has climbed to 24 and is expected to rise, officials said Sunday. "Thus far, with about 20 percent of the building searched we have located 24 deceased victims of this fire," Sergeant Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department told reporters. Authorities have said they fear the death toll could climb to 40 as they search the remnants of the converted two-story warehouse located near San Francisco in the city of Oakland.


The Latest: Winner in Austria: A pro-EU message can succeed
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:43:21 -0500

Alexander Van der Bellen, candidate of the Austrian Greens, briefs the media besides his wife Doris Schmidauer after leaving a polling station and casting their votes in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Austria holds presidential elections in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration party. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):


New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:46:30 -0500

FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a visible toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. A prolonged downturn in oil and natural gas markets continued to ripple through New Mexico's economy over the summer and into the fall, undermining state tax revenues. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.


Netanyahu says will discuss with Trump 'bad' Iran nuclear deal
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:46:12 -0500

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem officeBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House. During the U.S. election campaign, Trump, a Republican, called last year's nuclear pact a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated". "Israel is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.


Researchers grow protective biological soil crusts
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:45:43 -0500

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play an important role in preventing erosion and helping plants grow.

Erdogan wants trade with Russia, China in local currencies
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:41:51 -0500

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed the strength of the Turkish liraTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira. "If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday. Erdogan -- who previously said discussions were underway with Moscow, Beijing and Tehran on the issue -- added that instructions related to this proposal had been given to the central bank.


Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:29:48 -0500

Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charityWhether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine. About 180 Saint Nick wannabes participated in the fundraising ...


Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro's funeral
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:28:32 -0500

MIAMI (AP) — In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba.

Pence downplays significance of Trump's call with Taiwan president
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:23:49 -0500

U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence speaks with the news media after a meeting at Trump Tower to speak with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New YorkBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Sunday downplayed the significance of a phone conversation between Donald Trump and Taiwan's president, describing it as a "courtesy call" that was not intended to show a shift in U.S. foreign policy. Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president with a Taiwanese leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China." The diplomatic contretemps was one of several recently for the president-elect, a real estate magnate who has never held public office and has no foreign affairs or military experience.


Tuberville resigns after coaching Cincinnati for 4 seasons
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:13:27 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tommy Tuberville resigned as Cincinnati's coach on Sunday after his first losing season in four years with the Bearcats.

Rams give Fisher, Snead contract extensions
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:08:36 -0500

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher watches play on the sidelines during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. If Tom Brady becomes the NFL’s all-time winningest quarterback on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 he will do it without the guy who’s been on the receiving end of most of his touchdown passes. The Patriots (9-2) will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski this week when they host the struggling Los Angeles Rams (4-7) in their final regular-season matchup with an NFC opponent.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have given coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead contract extensions.


Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:08:05 -0500

Cubans wait for the passage of the urn with the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro on its way to the cemetery, near Revolution Square in Santiago, Cuba on December 4, 2016Fidel Castro's ashes were entombed in a massive stone next to national heroes on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled for decades. President Raul Castro placed his brother's cedar urn inside the tall round monolith near the mausoleums of 19th century independence icon Jose Marti and comrades of Castro's rebellion in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba. Capping a week of massive tributes, a simple, dark green marble plaque bearing just his first name -- "Fidel" -- was placed over the niche at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery.


Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:03:23 -0500

This Sept. 22, 2014 photo made available by Professor Jonathan Petropolous shows Camille Pissarro's 1897 Impressionist masterpiece, "Rue Saint-Honoré, dans l'après-midi. Effet de pluie," during an examination at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. In the 16-year battle over this priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust in 1939, the Jewish couple had to surrender their masterpiece in exchange for their lives. What they disagree on is who owns the painting now. Are the owners the descendants of Cassirer or the Spanish museum that acquired the painting decades ago in good faith. On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, the case will be argued in a federal appeals court. (Jonathan Petropolous via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives.



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Fire Survivors Describe Escape, As Death Toll Rises to 24
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:31:39 GMT

'We anticipate the number of victims will rise and it will increase,' said Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly, who said officials have only been able to search about 20 percent of the destroyed building.

Trump Tweets on 'SNL' — After Sketch About His Tweets
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:46:35 GMT

Trump called the show "unwatchable." It's at least the second time the president-elect has tweeted his displeasure of Baldwin's portrayal of him.

Why Democrats' Popular Vote Edge Likely Won't Help
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:13:00 GMT

Democrats' popular vote advantage is growing. Here's why that probably won't translate to Electoral College victories, however.

Left Jab: Van der Bellen Wins Austrian Presidency
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:10:45 GMT

Alexander Van der Bellen, who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, according to preliminary results that showed Van der Bellen convincingly ahead.

Pence, Conway and Benenson Look Ahead to Trump Transition
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:07:36 GMT

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Trump Threatens U.S. Companies Via Twitter
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:45:00 GMT

Trump tweeted a warning to companies that take their factories and jobs abroad: A 35 percent tariff on goods imported back to the states.

'Long Live Fidel!': Castro's Ashes Interred in Cuba
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:36:00 GMT

The interment ceremony for Cuba's former leader is due to start early Sunday.

Hero or Villain? Trump Parties With 'Super Woman' Conway
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:16:00 GMT

Donald Trump wore a suit to the costume themed event, hosted by the Mercer family at their home on Long Island.

Trial Set Monday for Road Rage Killing of Ex-NFLer
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:22:00 GMT

Will Smith's shooting death is strangely similar to that of Joe McKnight, another former NFL player who was shot and killed just last Thursday in a New Orleans suburb after a road rage incident on a nearby bridge spiraled out of control. The man authorities identified as the shooter in that case — Ronald Gasser — has been released from custody with no charges as the investigation continues.

Pence: Trump's Taiwan Call Was 'Courtesy'
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:36:00 GMT

Pence would not say whether their administration plans to further break with established U.S.-China policy, which does not recognize Taiwan.

Vietnam Flooding: At Least 13 Killed, Hundreds of Thousands of Homes Destroyed
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:19:13 GMT

At least 13 people have died in heavy flooding in central Vietnam, with hundreds of thousands of homes destroy by water.

How Computers Are Learning to Predict the Future
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:27:00 GMT

MIT's latest AI research can actually create videos of the future, and might one day let computers make diagnoses from medical images, detect bank fraud, and operate vehicles better than humans.

China Chases Silicon Valley Talent With Trump Fears
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:02:00 GMT

Industry leaders in China see a chance to capitalize on President-elect Trump's threats to clamp down on immigration and poach top tech talent.

This Fake U.S. Embassy Sold Illegal Visas for a Decade
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:01:00 GMT

A fake U.S. embassy in Ghana issued illegally-obtained visas for a decade before it was shut down by authorities, the State Department said.

'We Learned a Lot from Fidel': Supporters Defend Castro's Legacy
published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:25:00 GMT

As Cubans mourn for nine days following the death of Fidel Castro, many of his former colleagues and comrades shared their thoughts on his passing.

Cuba After Castro: How Much Change, and How Quickly?
published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:34:30 GMT

Will Cuban President Raul Castro embrace change more rapidly now that his brother, the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, is gone?

Student Sues Walden U.: 'I Wasted Six Years of My Life'
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:52:00 GMT

The suit is the second since an NBC News report on the for-profit university, which once paid Bill Clinton $17.6 million as honorary chancellor.

How Virtual Reality Is Redefining Live Music
published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:58:00 GMT

Boiler Room and Inception VR are teaming up to create the first virtual music venue in London, where people around the globe can attend the same loud, sweaty, exclusive live shows.


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More than 24 bodies recovered in Oakland warehouse fire; 80% of building still to be searched
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More than 24 bodies recovered in Oakland warehouse fire; 80% of building still to be searched - Los Angeles Times
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More than 24 bodies recovered in Oakland warehouse fire; 80% of building still to be searched
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The death toll from the fire that raced through an Oakland warehouse during a concert rose to more than two dozen early Sunday as searchers continued to sift through the ruins of one of the deadliest fires in modern California history. The search for ...
Death Toll in Warehouse Fire Rises to 24, With More ExpectedBloomberg
Death Toll in Deadly Warehouse Fire Rises to 24 as Search Goes OnNew York Times
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Far-right candidate concedes in Austria's presidential vote - Washington Post
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:47:06 GMT


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Far-right candidate concedes in Austria's presidential vote
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BERLIN – The center-left candidate handily defeated his far-right challenger in Austria's presidential election on Sunday, boosting the political establishment in Europe as it sought to contain the fallout of Donald Trump's victory in the United States ...
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Trump's call with Taiwan's leader looks like a calculated move, some experts say - Washington Post
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:39:54 GMT


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Trump's call with Taiwan's leader looks like a calculated move, some experts say
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BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump might have broken with four decades of diplomatic protocol by speaking to Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen on Friday. But the phone call should not have come as a complete surprise. Some critics portrayed the move ...
Stop Freaking Out, Donald Trump's Taiwan Phone Call Was a Good ThingDaily Beast
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Trump Takes Twitter Aim at Companies Looking to Move Jobs Abroad - New York Times
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:10:49 GMT


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Trump Takes Twitter Aim at Companies Looking to Move Jobs Abroad
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President-elect Donald J. Trump during a tour of a Carrier plant in Indianapolis last week. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump on Sunday renewed his hard line on American companies that plan to shift ...
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UW's Chris Petersen on sweating out a playoff berth: 'I felt good all along until probably the last five minutes' - The Seattle Times
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:56:17 GMT


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UW's Chris Petersen on sweating out a playoff berth: 'I felt good all along until probably the last five minutes'
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The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam' - Washington Post
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:38:46 GMT


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The Latest: Trump accuses Green Party recount as a 'scam'
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WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):. 2:15 p.m.. Donald Trump says that the Green Party is dropping its recount lawsuit in Pennsylvania, but that's not the whole story. The Green Party said late Saturday that it's ...
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Alec Baldwin Offers to Stop 'SNL' Impersonation if Donald Trump Releases Tax Returns - Variety
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:02:25 GMT


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Alec Baldwin Offers to Stop 'SNL' Impersonation if Donald Trump Releases Tax Returns
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Baldwin's offer came via Twitter shortly after midnight on Sunday after Trump sent a tweet critical of “SNL” in general and Baldwin's portrayal of him in particular. …@realDonaldTrump. Release your tax returns and I'll stop. Ha. — ABFoundation ...
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer: Five Best Moments - Comicbook.com
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Adios, Fidel. Wait, He Didn't Believe in Dios - Wall Street Journal
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:18:17 GMT


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Adios, Fidel. Wait, He Didn't Believe in Dios
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I read your editorial “Fidel Castro's Communist Utopia” and Mary Anastasia O'Grady's “For Cubans, the Long Wait Is Over” (both Nov. 28) with interest and wonder. Castro established his utopia—but was forever dependent on outside financial support for ...
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Putin just called Trump 'smart,' but it's not entirely a compliment - Washington Post
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:00:12 GMT


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Putin just called Trump 'smart,' but it's not entirely a compliment
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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered something of a backhanded compliment to Donald Trump on Sunday, saying the U.S. president-elect is smart enough to understand that he's going to shoulder a whole new level of responsibilities ...
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'Low-level Yemeni militant' held for 14 years at Gitmo to be released

Shawqi Awad Balzuhair had ben held without charges at Guantanamo Bay for more than 14 years.

Why Black Friday's 'lowest prices of the year' were a lie

We've come to expect that retailers will offer their most compelling promotions of the year, and compete for the best prices on popular items during Black Friday weekend and during Cyber Monday. So, what happened this year?

How MH370 relatives are taking the investigation into their own hands

Relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing more than two years ago traveled to Madagascar this weekend to investigate. 

Trump vows '35%' tariff on companies that offshore American jobs

Should the United States impose a 35-percent tax on products sold by businesses that fired American workers to send jobs overseas? Economists aren't sold on the idea.

How countries rank on food waste, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture

By highlighting performance of different countries and identifying best practices, a new index establishes a benchmark for global leaders to measure progress in establishing sustainable food systems.

The recount war: why Stein, Trump supporters are fighting out it in court

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced late Saturday she will ask a federal court to force a recount in Pennsylvania, while president-elect Donald Trump and his allies battle vote audits in Wisconsin and Michigan. 

Possible death of New Jersey's bipedal black bear rouses anti-hunt protests

Animal rights activists, some of whom argue the hunt is inhumane, plan to stage protests as the second segment of this year’s hunt begins on Monday.

Why a Washington, D.C. neighborhood is raising rainbow flags

Several of Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s new neighbors are flying gay pride flags on their property to show solidarity with the LGBT community and their opposition to Mr. Pence’s policies surrounding gay marriage and rights.

Researchers discover tiniest and brightest near-earth asteroid

2015 TC25 will likely never hit Earth, but researchers hope that studying it may lead to better understanding about asteroids that may one day be on a collision course with our planet.

Trump’s Carrier deal sets a bad precedent

The Carrier reversal is great news for the Indianapolis workers who get to keep their jobs, at least for now. But it’s a bad deal for the other Carrier workers and Indiana taxpayers.

NFL Week 13 picks: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers face a must-win this Sunday as they host one of the NFL’s hottest teams in the New York Giants.

This student loan move could save you thousands

There may not be a magic bullet for getting out of student loan debt, but there is a holy grail, of sorts, for some borrowers: student loan refinancing.

'Moonlight,' 'American Honey' nominated for Independent Spirit Awards

Other movies nominated for the prizes include 'Jackie' and 'Manchester by the Sea.' The Independent Spirit Awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 25.

How will Trump's Carrier deal affect planned auto industry moves?

The president-elect's personalized appeals to companies, including Ford, also prompted a warning from a stalwart ally – Sarah Palin.  

Apple drops hints about its autonomous car development

In an open letter, Apple encouraged the government to level the autonomous car playing field between 'new entrants' and 'established manufacturers' – in a way that would allow Apple to continue its own secretive research and development.

Why is a blue cloud appearing over Antarctica?

Noctilucent, or night-glowing, clouds appear over the South Pole each year. This year they arrived much earlier than usual, puzzling scientists. 

What Louisiana's Senate seat means for Democrats

Celebrities, Democratic heavyweights, and people from across the country have donated to Democrat Foster Campbell's Senate campaign, in the hope that the party can close the 2016 election season with a runoff victory next week.

Merriam-Webster's plea: It’s not too late to change 'fascism' as word of the year

The Merriam-Webster dictionary Tweeted earlier this week that 'fascism' is the most looked-up word so far in 2016, making it likely to become the word of the year.

Will President Obama pardon Bowe Bergdahl?

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as leadership problems.

Snow in Hawaii: Why the locals aren't surprised

Heavy snowfall is forecast for the summits of Hawaii's biggest mountains, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, as wind and snow engulf the high peaks.

Vladimir Putin sees Trump as key to eased sanctions: Why that's important

President-elect Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he looked forward to 'a strong and enduring relationship.'

How to protect your credit card information during the holidays

Credit card data breaches are on the rise, and the holidays are a busy time for fraudsters. But there are a few easy ways to avoid becoming a victim. 

The cavalry arrives: Veterans bring 'symbolic value' and support to Standing Rock

Veterans are pouring into North Dakota just days before the Monday deadline to vacate.

Trump's treasury secretary pick has a very different tax plan than his boss

Steven Mnuchin says his tax plan would offset any reduction in upper-income taxes with fewer deductions, something that bears little resemblance to any of the multiple plans President-elect Trump proposed during the campaign. 

Suspension of flag-stomping teacher upheld: Is teacher speech protected?

The North Carolina teacher who stepped on a flag as part of a lesson on the First Amendment has said his action is protected under the Constitution. But campus speech codes often limit educators' speech. 

Why a Virginia school considers banning two American classics

The racial slurs in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" are reopening debate about the value of uncomfortable conversations in the classroom.

Could Pluto’s icy ocean harbor life?

Mysterious, tiny, freezing Pluto could harbor some kind of aquatic life, researchers say. But it would likely be much different than the life we know on Earth. 

Why American Airlines is cutting back on flights to Cuba

With supply outpacing demand, American Airlines is cutting flights to several cities, while leaving four daily routes to Havana in place. Political uncertainty and limited infrastructure may be deterring some Americans from visiting the island.

Is Keith Ellison the future of the DNC?

While elected officials have chaired the DNC in the past, but many party members, including the Obama Administration, have expressed concerns that leading the party against Donald Trump will be a full-time job.

Why Trump’s phone call with Taiwan is so controversial

President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen is drawing ire from China as concerns arise about stability of future Sino-US relations.

New Ford Fiesta ST to debut in late 2017

The newest Fiesta ST won't enter production until January 2018. 

The preservation warriors: saving the past for the future

As more of the world’s cultural monuments face destruction from ISIS and other groups, activists rush to preserve history with shovels and software. 

'The Daily Show' attempts to pop the 'news bubble' with a conservative guest

Trevor Noah sat down with conservative commentator Tomi Lahren to explore Black Lives Matter, the KKK, national anthem protests, Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about women, among other hot-button topics, in a civil discussion.

Retirement planning homestretch: 5 ways to make that last 10 years count

In an ideal world, retirement savings goals are balanced by the 30 years or more savers have to meet them. But in reality, that's seldom the case.

With Mosul under siege, an unlikely chance to save ISIS-enslaved Yazidis?

When Iraqi forces moved on Mosul, IS moved enslaved Yazidis back to Syria, frustrating activists trying to free them. But their relocation might make it easier to find and rescue them.

'Jackie' screenwriter: 'I didn't feel like she had ever gotten enough credit for understanding intuitively ... the power of imagery and iconography'

Portman portrays former first lady Jackie Kennedy in the new film of the same name, which is directed by Pablo Larrain. The film co-stars Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig.

Readers write: Bad precedent, a 108-year celebration, scientific agreement

Letters to the editor for the Dec. 5, 2016 weekly magazine.

North Korea: fresh approach needed, International justice under attack, Turkey’s departure from democracy, Britain’s challenge, Iran’s tumultuous relationship with the US

A roundup of global commentary for the Dec. 5, 2016 weekly magazine.

Rather than discriminating against ex-cons, this food business seeks them out

Lancaster Food Co. searches for job applicants who need help getting back on their feet, providing them with a livable wage. So far, not one has quit.

How an Aleppo clown's mourners see the loss of a potent symbol

Anas Al-Basha, a clown and mental health professional, was killed earlier this week in an airstrike in eastern Aleppo.


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Euro Patent Office prez 'a disgrace to France'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:23:09 GMT

Battistelli's agency also slapped down by international tribunal for unfair disciplinary hearings

President of the European Patent Office (EPO) Benoit Battistelli is a disgrace to his country, the French National Assembly heard Wednesday.…

Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:32:11 GMT

Software fix coming after Puma 6 code bug hits Virgin Media, Comcast, Arris and other boxes

Intel's Puma 6 chipset, used in gigabit broadband modems around the world, suffers from latency jitter so bad it ruins online gaming and other real-time connections.…

'Toyota dealer stole my wife's saucy snaps from phone, emailed them to a swingers website'
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:27:23 GMT

Texas pastor and spouse sue automaker, sales boss cuffed

A Texas couple is suing Toyota and one of its car dealerships after one of its staff allegedly stole saucy snaps off their cellphone and emailed them to a swingers website.…

VCs to Trump: You know what would really make America great? Tax breaks for VCs
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:43:13 GMT

Silicon Valley sugar daddies want more cash to throw at startups

A group of venture capitalists are asking US President-elect Donald Trump to implement a series of tax cuts and policies they say will bring more funding for startups.…

Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:17:27 GMT

US giants balk at demands to reveal source code, schematics

Microsoft, IBM and Intel have given Chinese officials short shrift after the government demanded to see their top-secret source code and blueprints.…

Amazon tries again with AppStream because customers didn't like it
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:48:22 GMT

Tired of desktop apps that respond instantly? Banish them to the browser

Acknowledging that the initial version of application streaming service AppStream failed to appeal to customers, Amazon Web Services is ready to try again.…

Violin Memory axes staff just before Christmas, gives CFO $150k bonus
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:49:28 GMT

Cash gift-wrapped to keep beancounter sweet for next couple of months

Violin Memory is cutting staff while rewarding chief financial officer Cory Sindelar with a bonus to persuade him to stay for another two months. Merry Christmas, Silicon Valley style.…

Apple blames air for iPhone 6S's narcolepsy
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:59:17 GMT

Battery woes blamed on indecent exposure during manufacturing

Apple says a defect caused during manufacturing is to blame for some iPhones randomly shutting themselves down.…

Reimagine with us, the FT's printed virtual reality guide to Dublin
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:00:04 GMT

Printed VR, you say?

The Financial Times' latest Google-funded VR project emerges blinking into the daylight tomorrow. Entitled Hidden Cities, this masterpiece of western journalism is a guide to Dublin, but optimised for nerd goggles.…

King's College London staggers from outage, replaces infrastructure services head
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:30:12 GMT

#PrayForKCL

Exclusive More than a month after the catastrophic incident that brought King's College London's entire IT system down, the head of infrastructure services, Russell Frostick, is being replaced.…

HMS Queen Lizzie to carry American jets and sail in support of US foreign policy
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:08 GMT

She might as well wear the Stars and Stripes at this rate

Britain's new aircraft carrier will operate as a fully fledged offshoot of the US Marine Corps, the UK's ambassador to the US accidentally confirmed on Thursday.…

Russia accuses hostile foreign powers of plot to undermine its banks
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:31:25 GMT

Let's get ready to rouble

Russia has accused unnamed foreign spies of launching a concerted effort to undermine its domestic banking system.…

Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:00:04 GMT

Bursting the filter bubble with Dr Layton

Interview The newest member of the Trump's Transition Team sounded bemused by the tech blog headlines when we caught up with her today.…

Dell EMC kills off VxRack Neutrino
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:36:27 GMT

EOL for hyper-converged, rack-scale, turnkey turkey

EMC is end-of-lifing its hyper-converged, rack-scale, scale-out, turnkey VxRack Neutrino product.…

Axel Springer boss defends Facebook in fake news controversy
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:34:13 GMT

Zuck finds a friend

One of Silicon Valley’s harshest and most powerful critics has leapt to its defence over the “fake news” controversy.…

Internet of Things alliance LoRa: Licence to WAN? Yes please
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:58:12 GMT

Coughing up for spectrum might be worth it for quality of service

Internet of Things folk the LoRa Alliance reckons its LoRaWAN may move from unlicensed to licensed spectrum to help guarantee quality of service, according to reports.…

HPE UK preps the redundancy ride as Chrimbo looms
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:32:07 GMT

Not compulsory... yet! On track to shift 60% of service staff to 'low-cost countries'

Cost-cutting at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CSC-bound services business looks set to continue right up to the point it is sold in the spring, leaked documents have indicated.…

Microsoft refuses to join the Zero Outage brigade, Google and AWS keep mum
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:36:07 GMT

Heads in sand time. If service providers don't admit a problem exists, does it?

Microsoft snubbed an invitation to join a brigade of tech titans that linked arms to work on minimising network crashes that can cripple cloud service availability.…

Sh... IoT just got real: Mirai botnet attacks targeting multiple ISPs
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:19:08 GMT

Now ZyXEL and D-Link routers from Post Office and TalkTalk under siege

Analysis The Mirai botnet has struck again, with hundreds of thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected. The two ISPs join a growing casualty list from a wave of assaults that have also affected customers at Deutsche Telekom, KCOM and Irish telco Eir over the last two weeks or so.…

Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:03:08 GMT

Inventor of polymer banknote: Veggie £5 refuseniks are being 'absolutely stupid'

Professor David Solomon, the inventor of the polymer banknote, has told vegetarians that they're being "stupid" over their opposition to its trace amounts of animal fat.…

Building IoT London: More speakers, workshops added to programme
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:45:07 GMT

Early bird tickets? Don’t mind if I do

We’ve added more speakers to the lineup for Building IoT London and are ready to announce our first two workshops, meaning it’s really a good time to slip a few early bird tickets into your pre-Christmas shopping basket.…

Pure Storage is betting its FlashArray farm on NVMe
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:36:14 GMT

Adoption starts in 2017 and will be leading flash interface protocol by 2019

+Comment At a high level, Pure believes NVMe is poised to unlock the next generation of performance and density gains, and any modern all-flash array needs to be ready to take advantage. It plans to enable NVMe with tier 1 resiliency and enterprise data services for everyone, refusing to see it as expensive, exotic, high-performance niche technology.…

Brexit means Brexit: What the heck does that mean...
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:01:08 GMT

... for your data?

Apparently the Brexit result has caused some IT leaders to look at repatriating data to the UK to “comply with data protection laws and especially GDPR”. But wait a minute – this seems to be more about a lack of understanding of data protection laws. Again.…

HyperGrid's ex-ice hockey player evangelist wants to slot the puck
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:08 GMT

Murphy’s Marrakech Express leads to metaphorical storage goal

Analysis It’s said that hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body from dental records, or that someone went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.…

EU court to determine how Uber's business should be defined
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:33:03 GMT

Transport provider... Information purveyor... Both?

The EU's highest court has begun hearing arguments on how Uber's business should be legally defined in a case that could have widespread implications for other businesses, an expert has said.…

It’s Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:04:13 GMT

Redmond blames currency for UK-hosted Azure hike

“My own story would not have been possible but for the democratizing force of Microsoft technology reaching me where I was growing up,” CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week.…

Microsoft's 'Samaritan' refuses help to hackers doing Win 10 recon
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:27:07 GMT

'SAMRi10' script hides the creds hackers crave, making box-to-box jumps harder

Microsoft hacker Itai Grady has created a tool to help prevent blackhat scouts from stealing Windows credentials, an effort the firm hopes will make network compromises harder to achieve.…

LeEco Le Pro 3: Low-cost, high-spec Droid takes on the big boys with a big fat batt
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:06:08 GMT

Stonkingly good grunt, battery life, some rough edges

Review In October, the Chinese firm LeEco announced bold plans to storm the American market with a range of consumer electronic devices, ranging from smartphones to a futuristic electric car.…

Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:32:13 GMT

I'm tall, handsome, ready to commit and don't know how to operate the ENTER key

On-Call Thank the Galactic Spirit it's Friday: your correspondent is beat! But not so beat I can't dip into the On-Call mailbag to dredge up another story in which your fellow Reg readers explain how they've rescued clients and colleagues from chronologically-inconvenient computational cock-ups.…

Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:02:06 GMT

Thanksgiving turkey: Free turns out to be what you were willing to pay

November lies behind us in all Reg-reading jurisdictions, so it's time to again consider the state of the desktop by gazing at the three services we use to assess desktop operating system market share.…

Server market slumps as everyone stops buying
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:54:06 GMT

Clouds, boffins, businesses all keep hands in pockets. And ARMs are nowhere

Abacus-shuffler IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for the year's third quarter makes for ugly reading: the firm says just about all categories of server sales have stalled.…

Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:58:13 GMT

What would happen if someone sticks this USBBQ into an airplane seat socket?

VIDS Hackers are destroying everything from the latest gaming systems, phones, and even cars with a dangerous circuit-frying USB device that could put critical systems at risk.…

Google turns on free public NTP servers that SMEAR TIME
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:31:11 GMT

With a leap second coming up, smearing's quite a good idea

Google's turned on a set of public network time protocol (NTP) servers.…

'AWS is fast, punches above its weight, stings Oracle, but no knockout'
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:00:05 GMT

Pundits note growth in Lambda, database efforts as highlights of conf

AWS re:Invent Amazon made news in a big way this week, kicking out more than a dozen new features and services for the AWS cloud at its annual re:Invent conference.…

Shamoon malware returns to again wipe Saudi-owned computers
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:58:12 GMT

Iran suspected as likely source of re-vamped nastyware

Thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia's civil aviation agency and other Gulf State organisations have been wiped by the Shamoon malware after it resurfaced some four years after wiping thousands of Saudi Aramco workstations.…

Online criminals iced as cops bury malware-spewing Avalanche
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:57:11 GMT

Four-year op by US and EU culminates in arrests, server seizures

On November 30, simultaneous raids in five countries by the FBI, Europol, and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) finally shuttered the Avalanche criminal network that has been spewing malware and money laundering campaigns for the past seven years.…

Trump's FCC will soak net neutrality in gas and toss in a lit match
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:08:43 GMT

Narcissist in Chief recruits another anti-net-neut bod for US comms regulator

Supporters of net neutrality are preparing to defend FCC regulations passed two years ago in the face of what is increasingly looking like a determined effort by the Trump Administration to undermine them.…

AWS CTO: 'I truly hated the relationship with software tool vendors'
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:32:28 GMT

Vogels channels his inner Ballmer with pitch to code monkeys

AWS re:Invent Amazon Web Services turned its focus to developers in day two of its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, kicking out a handful of new features designed to make life easier for those who develop and maintain cloud applications.…

American supremacy, space, liability, funding, openness – AI gurus lay it all out to US senators
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:33:19 GMT

The race is on to be the best in the world

Analysis At a US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing this week chaired by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), artificial intelligence experts were grilled on how to keep the US ahead of its competitors.…

Finally. BlackBerry lobs out new BB10 OS update
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:56:24 GMT

BB to be 'a pure software company'

BlackBerry finally released an update for its BB10 OS, eight months later than promised.…

Soon only Ticketmaster will rip you off: Concert scalper bots face US ban
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:14:20 GMT

Senate, House pass law against automated tix snatch-and-resell

The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill that will make it illegal to grab large quantities of online tickets with an automated bot.…

Europol cop took terror dossier home, flashed it to the web accidentally
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:37:34 GMT

Europe's FBI sheds light on security bungle

An investigator at Europe's FBI Europol took home a USB stick packed with terror probe documents and accidentally spilled the files on the internet.…

Cargo capsule goes AWOL, explodes on its way to Space Station
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:13:39 GMT

Suspected third-stage failure in Soyuz rocket, again

A Progress capsule filled supplies for the International Space Station today blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport in Kazakhstan. Now its controllers have admitted the MS‑04/65P mission has been annihilated.…

Renewed calls for Tesla to scrap Autopilot after number of crashes
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:29:07 GMT

Consumer Watchdog fears it's all in the name

US advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has renewed its demands for a recall of Tesla's Autopilot feature following a number of crashes.…

Still too much discretion when it comes to that 'terrorism' stuff, repeats David Anderson QC
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:58:08 GMT

2015 legislation review is laid before Parliament

There is still too much discretion in what the State is talking about when discussing terrorism, according to the outgoing independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.…

Wearable eats wearable: Fitbit 'to buy Pebble' with a steal of a deal
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:27:08 GMT

Smartwatch pioneer looks set to call it a day

Crowdfunding hero and smart bling pioneer Pebble is about to be acquired by Fitbit. The Information was first with the story, and subsequent reports suggest the price is modest: around $35 to $40m.…

Brit upstart releases free air traffic app for drone operators
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:03:05 GMT

'Roger, drone 04957, vector 45 at 300 feet...'

British startup Altitude Angel has, in conjunction with air traffic control service NATS, launched an air-traffic-as-a-service app for drone operators.…

Amazonian Athena gifts the AWS team with the wisdom of SaaS on PaaS
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:33:06 GMT

Business is Redshifting itself into analytics queries

Athena, goddess of wisdom, has bestowed her name upon Amazon's new interactive query service for S3 as the company seeks to become more than a mere infrastructure vendor.…

Hull surfers cut off by router attack
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:01:10 GMT

Routers scooted, says KCOM

Thousands of broadband customers in the Hull area have been left without reliable internet access following a cyber attack.…

RAF Club members emailed fake invoices. Has it been hacked?
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:33:05 GMT

Military personnel's social centre scratches its head

The Royal Air Force Club appears to have been the victim of a hack, following members being sent fake invoices for staying at the club's London HQ.…


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CNET news editors and reporters provide top technology news, with investigative reporting and in-depth coverage of tech issues and events.

published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:30:02 +0000
CNET News

Lose your laptop at Newark Airport? Join the club - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:30:02 +0000

We bet a bunch of people spent their flights getting up close and personal with the inflight magazine's crossword puzzle. What's a three-letter word for D'OH?

SNL mocks Trump's Twitter obsession, Trump tweets distaste - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:30:03 +0000

Commentary: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump retweets random people. He tweets all the time. Can he stop? No, he cannot. Neither can real Trump in reply.

Voke is latest to join NFL's VR highlights package - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:49:53 +0000

Virtual reality startup recently acquired by Intel gets its shot at showing highlights of four NFL games this season. Is the Super Bowl next?

Police put GPS tracker in cough syrup, catch alleged burglars - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:04:00 +0000

Commentary: California police are concerned about a series of burglaries at pharmacies. So they take technological action.

When the Genius Bar can't help - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:30:03 +0000

Independent local stores are finding new ways to serve their communities by going where big retail chains can't.

Mounds of Moto Mods: We'll see at least 12 per year - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:00:08 +0000

Those snap-on accessories for the Moto Z phones aren't going anywhere. In fact, Lenovo Moto phones will soon see many more.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer features so much Baby Groot - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:38:34 +0000

He's obviously going to steal the spotlight in this film.

'Return of the Living Dead' actor Don Calfa passes away at 76 - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:19:33 +0000

The actor also starred in "Weekend at Bernie's," but horror fans know him best for getting a half-bodied zombie to disclose just why the living dead eat brains.

Apple's car letter: What's it driving at? - Roadshow
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:44:02 +0000

A note to a US agency is the closest we've come to official word from Apple on an autonomous car project. But it doesn't exactly shine brights on the effort.

Cards Against Humanity has filled in its giant hole to nowhere - CNET
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:27:28 +0000

Hole lotta nothing? Turns out the hole, a Black Friday-week stunt, was in Oregon, Illinois, and its short life has now ended.

Mercedes' Digital Light system takes a novel approach to safety - Roadshow
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:16:50 +0000

Using a set of mirrors and computer chips, Digital Light can display HD images on the ground and provide anti-dazzle protection for oncoming cars and cyclists.

The art of Minecraft: Building beauty, block by block - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:00:03 +0000

Think you're good at building castles and towns in Minecraft's creative mode? Excerpts from 'Beautiful Minecraft' show what serious talent can do.

Darkness, rain and dirt: My wildlife photography adventure - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:30:03 +0000

How I tried to battle the elements to capture Scotland's stunning wildlife on camera.

Twitter was the place to be in 2016. Is that enough to save it? - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:10 +0000

The social network didn't see a rush of new users, even though it was impossible to ignore.

'Game of Thrones' locations in the real world, from King's Landing to the Iron Isles - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:08 +0000

The world of Westeros might be fantasy, but the television show is shot in real places all over the world. Here's what several amazing locations look like in real life.

Real-life 'Game of Thrones' locations - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:03 +0000

The fantasy world of Westeros from "Game of Thrones" looks a lot like our world...because it's largely shot on location on Earth. Here's a tour of several amazing locations, inset with actual scenes from the show.

FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:02:32 +0000

Officials say AT&T's DirecTV Now, which lets you stream video without it counting as data, violates net neutrality. They're eyeing a Verizon offer too.

'Aquaman' release date is now deep into 2018 - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:54:13 +0000

Set to begin production next year, the film starring Jason Momoa will dive into theaters late 2018.

Would you buy a foldable Apple iPhone today? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 65) - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:48:34 +0000

Plans are in the works to use drones to help to improve Apple Maps. Apple comes clean about the iPhone 6S battery issue, and AirPods could be coming in the next few weeks.

New satellite photos will detail your world view - CNET
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:23:50 +0000

DigitalGlobe's new satellite just sent down its first image of our planet. Your Google Maps view of the world is about to get better.

Check! Star Trek tridimensional chess set makes a logical gift - CNET
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:36:26 +0000

One board is way too easy. Play like Kirk and Spock and unfold your game across seven boards, four of which are movable.

Set your alarm: Microsoft's '12 days of deals' starts really early Monday - CNET
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:32:34 +0000

Microsoft is once again serving up a new holiday deal each day in its online and brick-and-mortar stores, starting Monday, December 5 at 12 a.m. PT, or 3 a.m. ET.

Stephen Hawking says technology will devastate the middle class - CNET
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:56:02 +0000

Commentary: The famous physicist pleads for humans to work together, as this is "the most dangerous time for our planet."

Facebook invests major moola in affordable housing - CNET
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:26:18 +0000

The social network pledges $20 million to help its Silicon Valley neighbors buy and keep homes in an eye-wateringly expensive housing market.

Rivals: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion vs. Toyota Camry...hybrid edition - Roadshow
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:41:25 +0000

Roadshow pits three popular mid-size hybrids against each other to see who win the trophy for best fuel-sipper.


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Sysadmin Gets Two Years In Prison For Sabotaging ISP

After being let go over a series of "personal issues" with his employer, things got worse for 26-year-old network administrator Dariusz J. Prugar, who will now have to spend two years in prison for hacking the ISP where he'd worked. An anonymous reader writes: Prugar had used his old credentials to log into the ISP's network and "take back" some of the scripts and software he wrote... "Seeking to hide his tracks, Prugar used an automated script that deleted various logs," reports Bleeping Computer. "As a side effect of removing some of these files, the ISP's systems crashed, affecting over 500 businesses and over 5,000 residential customers." When the former ISP couldn't fix the issue, they asked Prugar to help. "During negotiations, instead of requesting money as payment, Prugar insisted that he'd be paid using the rights to the software and scripts he wrote while at the company, software which was now malfunctioning, a week after he left." This tipped off the company, who detected foul play, contacted the FBI and rebuilt its entire network. Six years later, Prugar was found guilty after a one-week jury trial, and was ordered by the judge to pay $26,000 in restitution to the ISP (which went out of business in October of 2015). Prugar's two-year prison sentence begins December 27.

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Virginia Police Spent $500K For An Ineffective Cellphone Surveillance System

Cell-site simulators can intercept phone calls and even provide locations (using GPS data). But Virginia's state police force just revealed details about their actual use of the device -- and it's not pretty. Long-time Slashdot reader v3rgEz writes: In 2014, the Virginia State Police spent $585,265 on a specially modified Suburban outfitted with the latest and greatest in cell phone surveillance: the DRT 1183C, affectionately known as the DRTbox. But according to logs uncovered by public records website MuckRock, the pricey ride was only used 12 times — and only worked seven of those times. According to Virginia's ACLU director, "each of the 12 uses cost almost $50,000, and only 4 of them resulted in an arrest [raising] a significant question whether the more than half million dollars spent on the device and the vehicle...was a wise investment of public funds."

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Are We Seeing Propaganda About Russian Propaganda?

MyFirstNameIsPaul was one of several readers who spotted this disturbing instance of fake news about fake news. An anonymous reader writes: Last week the Washington Post described "independent researchers" who'd identified "more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda" that they estimated were viewed more than 200 million times on Facebook. But the researchers insisted on remaining anonymous "to avoid being targeted by Russia's legions of skilled hackers," and when criticized on Twitter, responded "Awww, wook at all the angwy Putinists, trying to change the subject -- they're so vewwy angwy!!" The group "seems to have been in existence for just a few months," writes Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, calling the Post's article an "astonishingly lazy report". (Chris Hedges, who once worked on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at the New York Times, even found his site Truthdig on the group's dubious list of over 200 "sites that reliably echo Russian propaganda," along with other long-standing sites like Zero Hedge, Naked Capitalism, and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.) "By overplaying the influence of Russia's disinformation campaign, the report also plays directly into the hands of the Russian propagandists that it hopes to combat," complains Adrian Chen, who in 2015 documented real Russian propaganda efforts which he traced to "a building in St. Petersburg where hundreds of young Russians worked to churn out propaganda." The Post's article was picked up by other major news outlets (including USA Today), and included an ominous warning that "The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on 'fake news'."

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For The UK's 'Snoopers' Charter', Politicians Voted Themselves An Exemption

The "Snoopers' Charter" passed in the U.K. greatly expands the government's surveillance power. But before they'd enact the new Investigatory Powers Act, Britain's elected officials first voted to make themselves exempt from it. Sort of. An anonymous reader writes: While their internet browsing history will still be swept up, just like everyone else's, no one will ever be able to access it without specific approval from the Prime Minister. And according to The Independent, "That rule applies not only to members of the Westminster parliament but also politicians in the devolved assembly and members of the European Parliament." The article adds that the exemption was the very first amendment they approved for the legislation. And for a very long time, the only amendment.

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CO2 Researchers Are Now Hacking Photosynthesis

Remember that story about the "artificial leaf" solar cells? Long-time Slashdot reader managerialslime quotes the Chicago Tribune: University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed a way to mimic plants' ability to convert carbon dioxide into fuel, a way to decrease the amounts of harmful gas in the atmosphere and produce clean energy. The artificial leaf essentially recycles carbon dioxide. And it's powered entirely by the sun, mimicking the real photosynthesis process. But meanwhile, in Germany: Biochemists led by Tobias Erb at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology...have developed a new, super-efficient method for living organisms to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere. Plants, algae, and other organisms turn CO2 into fuel. Erb and his colleagues reengineered this process, making it about 25 percent more energy efficient and potentially up to two or three times faster... Erb hopes that one day the CETCH cycle could be genetically engineered into living organisms, helping them more rapidly reduce atmospheric CO2 while producing useful materials. The researchers created their new CO2-transforming cycle using 11 carefully chosen enzymes.

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UK Health Secretary Urges Social Media Companies To Block Cyberbullying And Underaged Sexting

Mark Wilson shares his article on Beta News: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has made calls for technology companies and social media to do more to tackle the problems of cyberbullying, online intimidation and -- rather specifically -- under-18-year-olds texting sexually explicit images. Of course, he doesn't have the slightest idea about how to go about tackling these problems, but he has expressed his concern so that, in conjunction with passing this buck to tech companies, should be enough, right? Hunt apparently believes there's already a technology which can identify sexually explicit photos, and that social media networks should now also develop algorithms to identify and block cyberbullying, an idea the Guardian called "sadly laughable." "Is the blanket censorship of non-approved communications for all under 18s -- something that goes far further than even the Great Firewall of China -- really the kind of thing a government minister should be able to idly suggest in 2016?"

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Crooks Need Just Six Seconds To Guess A Credit Card Number

schwit1 quotes The Independent: Criminals can work out the card number, expiration date, and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found... Fraudsters use a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack to get around security features put in place to stop online fraud, and this may have been the method used in the recent Tesco Bank hack... According to a study published in the academic journal IEEE Security & Privacy, fraudsters could use computers to systematically fire different variations of security data at hundreds of websites simultaneously. Within seconds, by a process of elimination, the criminals could verify the correct card number, expiration date and the three-digit security number on the back of the card. One of the researchers explained this attack combines two weaknesses into one powerful attack. "Firstly, current online payment systems do not detect multiple invalid payment requests from different websites... Secondly, different websites ask for different variations in the card data fields to validate an online purchase. This means it's quite easy to build up the information and piece it together like a jigsaw puzzle."

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Why MakerBot Didn't Kickstart A 3D Printing Revolution

Bre PettisâS once said MakerBot gave you a superpower -- "You can make anything you need." But four years later, mirandakatz writes that though MakerBot promised to revolutionize society, "That never happened." At Backchannel, Andrew Zaleski has the definitive, investigative account of why the 3D printing revolution hasn't yet come to pass, culled from interviews with industry observers, current MakerBot leadership, and a dozen former MakerBot employees. As he tells it, "In the span of a few years, MakerBot had to pull off two very different coups. It had to introduce millions of people to the wonders of 3D printing, and then convince them to shell out more than $1,000 for a machine. It also had to develop the technology fast enough to keep its customers happy. Those two tasks were too much for the fledgling company."

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Devuan's Systemd-Free Linux Hits Beta 2

Long-time Slashdot reader Billly Gates writes, "For all the systemd haters who want a modern distro feel free to rejoice. The Debian fork called Devuan is almost done, completing a daunting task of stripping systemd dependencies from Debian." From The Register: Devuan came about after some users felt [Debian] had become too desktop-friendly. The change the greybeards objected to most was the decision to replace sysvinit init with systemd, a move felt to betray core Unix principles of user choice and keeping bloat to a bare minimum. Supporters of init freedom also dispute assertions that systemd is in all ways superior to sysvinit init, arguing that Debian ignored viable alternatives like sinit, openrc, runit, s6 and shepherd. All are therefore included in Devuan. Devuan.org now features an "init freedom" logo with the tagline, "watching your first step. Their home page now links to the download site for Devuan Jessie 1.0 Beta2, promising an OS that "avoids entanglement".

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iOS's 'Activation Lock' For Stolen iPads And iPhones Can Be Easily Bypassed

An anonymous reader quotes ComputerWorld: Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that's supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner... One of the few things allowed from the activation lock screen is connecting the device to a Wi-Fi network, including manually configuring one. [Security researcher] Hemanth had the idea of trying to crash the service that enforces the lock screen by entering very long strings of characters in the WPA2-Enterprise username and password fields. The researcher claims that, after awhile, the screen froze, and he used the iPad smart cover sold by Apple to put the tablet to sleep and then reopen it... "After 20-25 seconds the Add Wifi Connection screen crashed to the iPad home screen, thereby bypassing the so-called Find My iPhone Activation Lock," he said in a blog post. There's also a five-minute video on YouTube which purports to show a newer version of the same attack.

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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Linux Laptop?

Long-Time Slashdot reader sconeu is finally replacing his 10-year-old Toshiba Satellite laptop, and needs suggestions on the best current laptops for running Linux. I'm looking to run some flavor of Linux (probably KDE-based UI, but not mandatory) while using a virtual machine to run Windows 7 (for stuff needed for work). For me personally, battery life and weight are more important than raw power. I'm not going to be running games on this. I've been considering an XPS 13 Developer Edition, or something from System76, ZaReason or Emperor Linux. What laptop do you use? Do you have any suggestions? It's your chance to share useful information, recommendations, and your own experiences with various brands of laptop. So leave your best answers in the comments. What's the best Linux laptop?

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The US Government Funds A War On Online Fake News

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Congressional negotiators on Wednesday approved an initiative to track and combat foreign propaganda amid growing concerns that Russian efforts to spread "fake news" and disinformation threaten U.S. national security. The measure, part of the National Defense Authorization Act approved by a conference committee, calls on the State Department to lead government-wide efforts to identify propaganda and counter its effects. The authorization is for $160 million over two years... The Senate Intelligence Committee, meanwhile, has approved language in the fiscal year 2017 intelligence authorization bill calling for new executive branch efforts to combat what it characterized as "active measures" by Russia to manipulate people and governments through front groups, covert broadcasting or "media manipulation." "There is definitely bipartisan concern about the Russian government engaging in covert influence activities of this nature," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "If you read section 501 of this year's intelligence authorization bill, it directs the President to set up an interagency committee to 'counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence over peoples and governments.'" Several senators on the intelligence committee also asked President Obama to declassify any information relating to the Russian government and the U.S. election.

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Our Brains Use Binary Logic, Say Neuroscientists

"The brain's basic computational algorithm is organized by power-of-two-based logic," reports Sci-News, citing a neuroscientist at Augusta University's Medical College. hackingbear writes: He and his colleagues from the U.S. and China have documented the algorithm at work in seven different brain regions involved with basics like food and fear in mice and hamsters. "Intelligence is really about dealing with uncertainty and infinite possibilities," he said. "It appears to be enabled when a group of similar neurons form a variety of cliques to handle each basic like recognizing food, shelter, friends and foes. Groups of cliques then cluster into functional connectivity motifs to handle every possibility in each of these basics. The more complex the thought, the more cliques join in."

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It Will Soon Be Illegal To Punish US Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online

An anonymous reader writes: Congress has passed a law protecting the right of U.S. consumers to post negative online reviews without fear of retaliation from companies. The bipartisan Consumer Review Fairness Act was passed by unanimous consent in the US Senate, a Senate Commerce Committee announcement said. The bill, introduced in 2014, was already approved by the House of Representatives and now awaits President Obama's signature. The Consumer Review Fairness Act -- full text available here -- voids any provision in a form contract that prohibits or restricts customers from posting reviews about the goods, services, or conduct of the company providing the product or service. It also voids provisions that impose penalties or fees on customers for posting online reviews as well as those that require customers to give up the intellectual property rights related to such reviews.

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VM-Neutral Node.js API Unveiled, As NodeSource Collaborates With Microsoft, Mozilla, Intel and IBM

An anonymous reader writes: This week saw the first proof of concept for Node.js API (or NAPI for short), "making module maintainers' lives easier by defining a stable module API that is independent from changes in [Google's JavaScript engine] V8 and allowing modules to run against newer versions of Node.js without recompilation." Their announcement cites both the efforts of the Node.js API working group and of ChakraCore, the core part of the Chakra Javascript engine that powers Microsoft Edge. And there was also a second announcement -- that the Node.js build system "will start producing nightly node-chakracore builds, enabling Node.js to be used with the ChakraCore JavaScript engine. "These initial efforts are stepping stones to make Node.js VM-neutral, which would allow more opportunities for Node.js in IoT and mobile use cases as well as a variety of different systems." One IBM runtime developer called it "a concrete step toward the strategic end goal of VM neutrality," and the Node.js Foundation believes that the API will ultimately result in "more modules to choose from, and more stability with modules without the need to continually upgrade."

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published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:37 +0000
The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:37 +0000

The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep
Bioluminescent organisms have evolved dozens of times over the course of life's history. Recent studies are narrowing in on the complicated biochemistry needed to illuminate the dark. The post The Mysterious Machinery of Creatures That Glow in the Deep appeared first on WIRED.

Never Ever (Ever) Download Android Apps Outside of Google Play
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:34 +0000

Never Ever (Ever) Download Android Apps Outside of Google Play
Tricking people into downloading malicious mobile apps is a con as old as time itself (or at least as old as smartphones). Don't fall for it. The post Never Ever (Ever) Download Android Apps Outside of Google Play appeared first on WIRED.

Review: Ozobot Evo
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:31:43 +0000

Review: Ozobot Evo
This user-programmable bot for children makes playtime educational. The post Review: Ozobot Evo appeared first on WIRED.

The New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Is Groot Stuff
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:59:22 +0000

The New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Is Groot Stuff
2017—aka the year of our Star-Lord—can't come soon enough. The post The New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Is Groot Stuff appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:50 +0000

Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar
Space photos of the week, November 28 — December 2, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Mosey on Down to the Star Bar appeared first on WIRED.

Security News This Week: A Botnet Takes Down Nearly a Million German Routers
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:45 +0000

Security News This Week: A Botnet Takes Down Nearly a Million German Routers
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: A Botnet Takes Down Nearly a Million German Routers appeared first on WIRED.

A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:38 +0000

A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars
Antarctic researchers test their ideas about how humans could live on Mars. But these windows into life on the red planet could be closing. The post A Warming Earth Is Making It Harder to Study Mars appeared first on WIRED.

Let’s Fight Poaching With Robotic Rhinos
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:29 +0000

Let’s Fight Poaching With Robotic Rhinos
To save these animals' lives, I propose the Ramakera: a robotic rhinoceros designed to monitor and protect the herd from poachers. The post Let's Fight Poaching With Robotic Rhinos appeared first on WIRED.

17 Great Gifts for the Runner in Your Life
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:53:29 +0000

17 Great Gifts for the Runner in Your Life
Running for fitness isn't an activity. It's a lifestyle. The post 17 Great Gifts for the Runner in Your Life appeared first on WIRED.

We’re Losing the War on Science
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We’re Losing the War on Science
Shawn Otto's new book explores ways that citizens can fight back against a creeping tide of anti-science nonsense. The post We're Losing the War on Science appeared first on WIRED.


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Ireland Baldwin Goes Topless and Pays Tribute to Madonna in LOVE Advent Calendar Video
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:38:00 GMT

Ireland Baldwin, 2016 LOVE Advent CalendarIreland Baldwin leaves little to the imagination in her video for LOVE magazine's 2016 advent calendar. Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger's 21-year-old model daughter runs...

Matthew McConaughey and His 3 Kids Steal the Show By Almost Twinning at Sing Premiere
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:46:00 GMT

Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves, Sing PremiereAlright, alright, alright, like father, like sons--and daughter! Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves, their sons Levi, 8, and Livingston, who is almost 4, and daughter Vida, 6,...

Jennifer Aniston Confronts SNL's Vanessa Bayer About Her Rachel Impression on Weekend Update
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT

Jennifer Aniston, Vanessa Bayer, SNLCould this be any more meta? Jennifer Aniston made a cameo on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment to critique, or rather tear down Vanessa Bayer's impression of her...

Becca Tobin Marries Zach Martin as Glee Cast Reunites at Wedding
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:27:00 GMT

Becca Tobin, Zach MartinWe hear wedding bells! Glee star Becca Tobin tied the knot with her longtime love, Zach Martin, in a romantic ceremony at the Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in front of several famous...

ModelFIT: Why Victoria's Secret Models Are Obsessed With This Workout
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMT

ESC, ModelFit ThumbWant to get Victoria's Secret show-fit like Karlie Kloss and Taylor Hill? If you're feeling extra-inspired, the annual runway show is right around the corner, airing tomorrow...

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Walks Daughter Rebbeca Lo Robertson Down the Aisle
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:29:46 GMT

Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, Rebecca Robertson, Season 5Willie Robertson is one proud papa right about now! The Duck Dynasty star's daughter Rebecca Lo Robertson appears to have tied the knot with fianc John Reed Loflin in Mexico on...

Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris Welcome Twins: Find Out Their Unique Names!
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:02:00 GMT

Jensen Ackles, Danneel HarrisThe Ackles-Harris family just grew by two! Jensen Ackles shared on Instagram Saturday that he and wife Danneel Harris welcomed twins a day ago. The little boy and girl, named Zeppelin...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gets a New Trailer With Even More Baby Groot, Chris Pratt and Rock 'n' Roll
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:17:57 GMT

Guardians Of The GalaxyIt's showtime, a-holes. Marvel just premiered the second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the action-packed followup to the 2014 blockbuster starring Chris Pratt, Zoe...

Selena Gomez Goes Shopping in Pajamas and Still Looks Glamorous as Ever
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:06:00 GMT

Selena Gomez, Paris 2015, PajamasPajamas in public? No embarrassing fiasco for Selena Gomez. The "Kill 'Em With Kindness" songstress stepped out Friday night in Santa Monica to indulge in dinner and a little...

Rumored Romance No More! Bachelor Stars Becca Tilley and Robert Graham Are Dating
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:06:59 GMT

Becca Tilley, InstagramBecca Tilley accepted his rose! A source confirms to E! News The Bachelor star is in fact in a relationship with Robert Graham, a fellow member of Bach Nation and frequent fixture on...

Madonna Professes Love for Ex Sean Penn Again and Twerks With Ariana Grande at Malawi Benefit Show
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:53:00 GMT

Madonna, Art BaselMadonna loves her ex-husband Sean Penn, something she has said twice to his face this year. The actor appeared onstage at the pop star's Raising Malawi charity auction and gala during...

Kylie Jenner Wears a Thong Bikini and Takes a Dip
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:41:15 GMT

Kylie Jenner, BikiniKylie Jenner is back in a bikini. The 19-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who often showcases her figure in swimwear and other revealing outfits, posted on her Instagram...

Prince Harry Visits Guyana for Final Leg of Caribbean Tour as Meghan Markle Returns to Toronto
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:20:00 GMT

Prince HarryPrince Harry is enjoying his final days in the sunny Caribbean as his girlfriend is back and bundled up in Toronto. The 32-year-old Royal visited Guyana Saturday for the final leg of his...

Bradley Cooper Sweats It Out During a Run After Irina Shayk's Pregnancy Reveal
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:24:00 GMT

Bradley CooperNo dad bod for this dad-to-be! Bradley Cooper is maintaining his super fit figure as he prepares for fatherhood. The 41-year-old actor was spotted sweating it out while out for a...

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Get Kicked Out of Lamaze Childbirth Class
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:44:00 GMT

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd Ahem...excuse me! Can I have the attention of the class...? Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his pregnant fiance and Dancing With the Stars co-star Peta Murgatroyd were rather naughty while...

Britney Spears Gets Surprise for Her 35th Birthday at KIIS-FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:20:00 GMT

Britney Spears, BirthdayHappy birthday, Brit! Britney Spears turned 35 Friday and received a birthday surprise at KIIS-FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles, where she...

Kelly Clarkson's Daughter River Rose Steals the Show at Christmas Parade
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:16:32 GMT

Kelly Clarkson, River Rose BlackstockKelly Clarkson's daughter River Rose Blackstock is certainly feeling the holiday cheer. On Saturday, the 2-year-old got to experience her very first parade--the 63rd annual Piedmont...

Kendall Jenner Parties With A$AP Rocky in Miami
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:01:00 GMT

Kendall Jenner, ASAP RockyWhat is going on between Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky? The two have spent time together over the past year and reunited again Friday night, reigniting romance rumors. The 21-year-old...

Ansel Elgort & Girlfriend Violetta Komyshan Pack on the PDA at NY Knicks Game
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:26:00 GMT

Ansel Elgort, Violetta KomyshanSo cute! Ansel Elgort and longtime girlfriend Violetta Komyshan packed on the PDA while sitting courtside at the New York Knicks-Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game at Madison Square Garden...

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne's Relationship Timeline, From X Factor to Expecting
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Liam Payne, Cheryl Cole Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole have only been a public couple since early 2016, but they've known each other since 2008, pre-One Direction fame for Liam. But now that the couple are...


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With no proof, Priebus defends claim of vast fraud
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:09:00 -0500

Incoming WH chief of staff talked on "Face the Nation" about Trump's unverified claim millions voted illegally; also talks Romney, Taiwan

Panetta on his "concerns" about Trump and intel
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:08:45 -0500

Former defense secretary talks to "Face the Nation" about the president-elect, the importance of daily intelligence briefs, and Mitt Romney

At least 24 confirmed killed in Oakland warehouse fire
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:36:27 -0500

Official death toll in Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire rising as authorities searched wreckage of artist workspace and illegal music venue

World's No. 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen holds title
published: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:23:46 -0500

"60 Minutes" first met Carlsen in 2012, when he was the youngest No. 1 player. This week, he won the World Chess Championship in New York City

College football’s 2016 playoff teams announced
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Iran High Court upholds billionaire's death sentence
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:19:51 -0500

Austria rejects far-right party in bellwether presidential election
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Pearl Harbor - Day of infamy
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Putin expresses confidence in Trump amid concerns
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Gunman kills politician, two journalists in Finland
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:44:04 -0500

Massive 10-alarm Mass. fire has "miraculous" outcome
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:36:36 -0500

Iran issues threat over U.S. bill renewing sanctions
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:23:02 -0500

The Rolling Stones through the ages
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:58:12 -0500

The world’s premier rock and roll band has remained at the top of their game for more than half a century

Hundreds of veterans gathering at Dakota pipeline protest
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Keith Richards and Mick Jagger return to their roots
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:42:38 -0500

Many pros in Brazil soccer don't want to play after Chapecoense crash
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Trump slams SNL again: "Totally biased," “unwatchable"
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Stunning snow-blanketed Hawaii
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The summits of two famous Hawaiian volcanoes are blanketed in snow and ice

"Sunday Morning" goes on an epic scavenger hunt
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:42:34 -0500

Pearl Harbor: How FDR responded to the "day of infamy"
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:22:20 -0500

Alleged Charleston church shooter flip-flops on lawyers at trial
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:13:49 -0500

Fidel Castro’s ashes interred in ceremony made private last-minute
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:58:48 -0500

2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:14:01 -0500

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is back, with famous faces strutting their stuff down the runway in Paris. Check out the fashions before seeing the show in full on CBS on Dec. 5, 2016.

Gitmo prisoner released, reducing total held there to 59
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:40:30 -0500

Michael Lewis' “The Undoing Project”: Why gut instincts are often wrong
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:07:37 -0500

Billy Bob Thornton: Still a fish out of water
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:44:16 -0500

"Sunday Morning" Almanac: The giant squid
published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:24:01 -0500

2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting
published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:13:43 -0500

President Obama was in a festive mood for his final go at ringing in the holiday season by lighting the national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.

Keith Richards: "I was the most likely to die"
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:01:37 -0500

2016 saw the loss of many music legends, from David Bowie and Prince to Leon Russell. In this web exclusive, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones talks with Anthony Mason about his thoughts on having survived many of his fellow musicians, and how it may have changed his views on mortality

Pelosi: Dems won't back Medicare, VA privatization
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:19:32 -0500

The House minority leader weighs in on the areas Democrats can work with the president-elect and the direction of the party

Gingrich: If Trump wants Romney, "I'm for Romney"
published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:39:40 -0500

Trump transition team adviser discusses the secretary of state contender, national security issues, and the latest deal with Carrier

Trump picks Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:18:20 -0500

James "Mad Dog" Mattis may face roadblocks to confirmation in the Senate

Potential Trump conflicts of interest spur new questions
published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:33:14 -0500

Trump said he will be leaving his business "in total," but his worldwide properties -- including a luxury hotel in a federal building -- are still prompting concerns

Donald Trump's Cabinet: Announcements so far
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As the president-elect begins to select his top Cabinet officials, here's a guide to the people he's chosen to join his administration