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- U.S. Troops Will Likely Miss Thanksgiving At Home As They Wait For Migrant Caravan - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:25:05 -0500
The thousands of troops deployed to the southern U.S. border will most likely
- An injured Yemeni child's image went viral. Then she disappeared to Saudi Arabia. - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:59:00 -0500
Over a year after an airstrike killed Buthaina's immediate family, remaining relatives are accusing Saudi authorities of kidnapping the girl in a bid to hide a powerful symbol of the war in Yemen.
- Man and dog survive California wildfire by hiding in creek - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:06:48 -0500
A quick-thinking man says he survived the raging wildfire tearing through
- World Leaders Gather In Paris For The 100-Year Anniversary Of WWI Ending - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 05:39:58 -0500
Dozens of world leaders gathered on Sunday at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to
- Rahm Emanuel: Midterm elections were 'a blue wave with a red undertow' - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:00:33 -0500
The "This Week" Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, including the impact of Democrats taking control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.
- 23 Ways To Eat Corned Beef - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:04:00 -0500
- Here's Why Tide Detergent Is Going to Come in a Shoe Box - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:02:37 -0500
Forget about Tide Pods
- Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:14:26 -0500
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers.
- Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie cupcakes - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0500
Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your
- One Day In, Florida's Senate Recount Gets Messier - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:26:13 -0500
The race to count Florida's votes got even messier on Sunday as Gov. Rick
- 11 Gifts For Tween Boys And Girls That Are Actually Age Appropriate - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:41:27 -0500
Whether the tween on your shopping list is one you spend a lot of time with or
- California wildfires: Why Trump's claim 'forest management' is to blame is completely wrong - and why he'll keep saying it - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:41:19 -0500
Three separate wildfires raging in California have killed at least 31 people and as many as 200 more are currently missing while firefighters battle to contain the disaster. The Camp Fire in the north of the state has burned 108,000 acres of land so far and is among deadliest in California history, while the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles has claimed 83,275 acres and the Hill Fire in Ventura County scorched 4,531 more. Against this backdrop, Donald Trump has exacerbated a situation in which emotions were already running high with a series to tweets blaming the infernos on the “gross mismanagement” of state forests at the hands of administrators.
- 150 killed in battle for Yemen's Hodeida as global alarm grows - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:01:00 -0500
At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, medics said Monday, as Britain's top diplomat visited the Gulf seeking to boost international calls for a ceasefire. Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Huthi rebels from the strategic Red Sea city, whose docks are a lifeline to 14 million Yemenis at risk of starvation. A Hodeida resident reported an ebb in fighting around the city by Monday evening, but UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a possible "catastrophic situation" if the port is destroyed.
- eBay is releasing its Black Friday deals early - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:04:57 -0500
In a move to give competitors a run for their money, eBay has launched the
- Topless Protester Gets Within Feet Of Trump's Motorcade In Paris - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:49:21 -0500
A topless female protester was seized by French police on Sunday morning as
- Alibaba nets record $30 billion in Singles' Day haul, but growth rate plunges - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:30:41 -0500
By Cate Cadell SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles' Day, but the event's annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. Shoppers in China and across the world snapped up hot items including iPhones, furniture and milk powder starting pre-dawn, with Alibaba recording roughly $10 billion in sales in the first hour after midnight. Singles' Day, also called "Double 11", is the world's biggest online sales event, outstripping the sales of U.S. ...
- Over 200 remain missing in Northern California as firefighters battle Camp Fire, which is tied for deadliest in state history - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:49:13 -0500
The most destructive wildfire in California history continues to burn in Northern California in Butte County. The fire has destroyed hundreds of buildings and has placed hundreds of lives at risk.
- JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capital - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:03:04 -0500
HAVANA (AP) — A JetBlue flight from Boston landed in Havana on Saturday, as the U.S. airline expanded its routes to Cuba despite a drop in American visitors amid tensions between the countries.
- Victoria's Secret Boss Apologizes For 'Insensitive' Trans Comment - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:22:34 -0500
The chief marketing officer of L Brands, the parent company of Victoria's
- Israel and China are Getting Closer. Should America Be Worried? - Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:18:00 -0500
If it succeeds in bringing Israel closer into its orbit, then the United States will have lost a key part of its strategy to contain China in this century.
- Spectrum internet down again after series of outages linked to California wildfires - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:23:00 -0500
Spectrum's internet has stopped working again, after a series of outages blamed on the ongoing California wildfires. The company has suffered repeated outages in the wake of the deadly fires, which it said had caused problems across Southern California. The latest problems have come from across the country: users from as far afield as Kentucky and Ohio have reported issues to Spectrum's Twitter account.
- Sombre ceremonies from Wellington to New Delhi mark WWI armistice centenary - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:10:29 -0500
India, Australia and New Zealand paused Sunday on the centenary of the end of World War I to remember the more than 150,000 of their countrymen who died fighting on the other side of the world. In sombre ceremonies from Wellington to New Delhi, huge crowds paid tribute to the servicemen and women who gave their lives in the Great War. The leaders of these Commonwealth nations -- whose forces were deployed across the globe 100 years ago -- also sounded a message of peace and hope for the world in the new century.
- Tens of Cat Mummies and 100 Cat Statues Found Near Ancient Egyptian Pyramid - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:26:52 -0500
Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people. Researchers have dug up several mummified cats alongside about 100 wooden cat statues in a tomb complex near a pyramid built for the pharaoh Userkaf, who reigned from 2291 B.C. to 2289 B.C., the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Nov. 10. The burials are located near the site of Saqqara in Egypt.
- GOP, Campaigns, PACs Spent $3.2 Million At Trump Properties In Midterm Cycle: Report - Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:22:09 -0500
The Republican Party, campaigns and political action committees spent at least
- Indonesia urges more training for pilots after Lion Air crash - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:55:09 -0500
The comments shed further light on the areas under scrutiny as investigators prepare to publish their preliminary report on Nov. 28 or 29, one month after the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX dived into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board. Now the investigation's focus appears to be expanding to the clarity of U.S.-approved procedures to help pilots prevent the 737 MAX over-reacting to such a data loss, and methods for training them. Soerjanto Tjahjono, head of Indonesia's transportation safety committee of crash investigators (KNKT), said on Monday that Indonesian regulators would tighten training requirements as a result of the findings of the investigation so far.
- British relatives gather in Ypres on Armistice Day to mark passing of their fallen families - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 06:24:28 -0500
Every evening at sunset, the Last Post has sounded under the Menin Gate, in Ypres, the epicentre of conflict in the First World War, today, on Armistice Day, legions of British families flocked to Ypres to pay their respects to the fallen. Benoit Mottrie,chariman of the Last Post Association and the grandson of its founder Aime Gruwez’ said, "This is the busiest time I have ever witnessed. "In the 1950s, 60s, 70s it was often just the two police stopping the traffic the buglers, and maybe a handful of people, sometimes no one when we played the Last Post. I don't think we will ever be alone again." Gathered around the imposing 14.5 metre high memorial that bears the names of 54,395 British and Commonwealth soldiers of the 90,000 who died on Ypres Salient but were never found, the crowds bowed their head at one at 11am local time on the 11 November. They fell silent, like the guns on November 11. At least 300,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were killed over the four years of war, five major battles around Ypres, including Passchendaele which cost half a million casualties for the gain of just a few miles. Lest we forget: First World War centenary commemorations, in pictures Ypres, which was of major strategic importance, was constantly shelled by the surrounding German troops and the city reduced to rubble. Scott Watson, 33, is a fireman with six years service in the Royal Navy. His great great grandfather was killed in 1915 in France. His great grandad served in the Desert Rats and his Dad was in the navy for 32 years. He was among the packed crowds by the gate with his partner Catherine Shea, 34 and daughter Grace, 13. “This means everything to me and to my family. It is our responsibility to make sure future generations remember them and Grace must make sure her children remember as well. We will never forget,” he said. Gareth Richards is a former warrant officer with the Royal Engineers, who served in Kosovo, Bosnia and Northern Ireland. Francesca Shaw, from Leeds, England, prepares to lay a poppy wreath during an Armistice ceremony at the Menin Gate Credit: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo He travelled to Ypres with 25 veterans of the regiment from Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Royal Engineers fought on the salient, digging under German positions and planting explosives. Gareth, who lives in Paisley, was here to pay tribute to his great grandfather, a private in the Welsh Fusiliers. Robert Evans was taken prisoner in the First Battle of Ypres in August 1914. He later served in the Home Guard in World War Two. Wearing his great grandfather’s medals from the Boer war and First World War alongside his own, Gareth said, “This is so important to mark history. There are going to be a lot of tears today.” The men marched out towards the front from Ypres, some along the route on which Reginald Blomfield’s triumphal arch has stood since 1927. Max Dutton, 26, is assistant historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Max, who is from Harrogate, said, “and I am honoured to do this job”. An HQ dugout near Ypres during the First World War, found in a scrapbook belonging to Captain Robert Harley Egerton Bennett Credit: A.C.H.Bennett / PA His maternal great grandfather, Private William Alvin of the East York Regiment, served and survived on the Sommes and Ypres. “He was gassed,” said Max, “my granny always used to say he coughed all his life.” Volunteers from every corner of Britain took part in the “poppy parade” on Sunday, holding baskets of poppies. They were tossed them from the top of the gate so they floated down from the top of the arch. Firefighters in full dress uniform, and other onlookers, bent down and gently stowed them away in pockets and wallets as souvenirs. Eleanor Foulkes, 28, an actor, grew up in Montreal, Canada. “The importance of remembering cannot be overstated, especially for my generation as the war gets further and further away and back into history,” she said. Nearby at St George’s Memorial Church the muffled bells rang out. For almost 90 years, there were no bells ringing from the “English Church” but today they rang four times. The church was built in 1927 to give a place of worship to those who came to build the memorials to the fallen. Reginald Bromfield, the architect of the Menin Gate where thousands gathered to pay their respects just 10 minutes’ walk away , was the brains and heart behind it. The Ypres and Surrey Pipes Marching Band march during an Armistice ceremony at the Menin Gate Credit: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo The Menin Gate and the English Church were among a handful of new additions in Ypres, which was over the course of the war reduced to rubble and had to be painstakingly rebuilt. But St George’s was never truly finished because until last year. Its brick tower, draped on Sunday with a cloak of 1,600 croctched poppies sent from around the world, had never hosted church bells. Funding ran out before they could ever be made. That changed last year, thanks to readers of the Daily Telegraph who contributed to an appeal to finally “finish the church”. Recognised in Belgian law as a Church of England parish on a foreign land, St George’s now has its “remembrance bells”, eight English change-ringing bells that fit the steeple perfectly. They are engraved with the names of fallen bell-ringers on the Western Front, and by the names of schools whose boys went over the top to their doom. The heaviest, the tenor, weighs 672 pounds and each of the eight needs a ringer to sound them. Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium during the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Ypres Credit: NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP “We all them our remembrance bells because they have the names of fallen soldiers engraved upon them. When you are ringing, you remember. But we must never forget, we never seem to learn, We are at war now, aren’t we? No one must ever forget,” said Liz Millward, the tower captain of the bell ringers and the church warden. Liz was inspired to take up bell-ringing again, after a 15-year gap. Her father, a former RAF serviceman, had been ringing since he was 13. She moved to Ypres 14 years ago and is now the proud grandmother to a Belgian-British girl. Her great grandfather was killed in France, aged 42 and leaving four children and a pregnant wife. Alan Regin is the steward of the rolls of honour for the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, and has been researching the lives of the fallen bell-ringers from the Great War for nearly 30 years. The 59-year-old said, “1,500 bell-ringers fell in World War One. At Tyne Cot cemetery there are 35 names on the memorial to the missing and there are more than 50 on the Menin Gate in Ypres. It was them who brought me to Ypres and to St George’s Church. I saw the tower and I thought, “let’s get some bells in there.’
- 10 Things to Know for Today - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:45:32 -0500
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Miley Cyrus 'Completely Devastated' After Losing Home In California Wildfires - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:10:53 -0500
Miley Cyrus, who sang lovingly about Malibu, California, on her most recent
- How Michelle Obama reacted to Donald Trump winning the presidency: Part 4 - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:20:15 -0500
"I implored people to focus and to think about what it takes to be commander in chief," Obama told Roberts. "It's amazing to me that we still have to tell people about the importance of voting."
- 70+ Cozy Fall Soups You'll Want To Curl Up With - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 22:33:00 -0500
- How to help victims of the California wildfires - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:50:00 -0500
Wildfires across California have killed at least 31 people, displaced more than 100,000 others and devastated thousands of acres - leaving people all over the state needing help. Camp Fire, in Northern California, is currently tied as the deadliest ever in in the state, with more than 200 people also still missing. There are many organisations that are asking for donations to help them help the victims of the California wildfires.
- Saudi says to cut oil output as producers discuss price dip - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:12:35 -0500
Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, said Sunday it will cut oil output from next month, as major producers held a key meeting to discuss shoring up sliding prices. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih announced the kingdom was cutting its supplies by 500,000 barrels per day from December. Oil prices have shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October, driven by a combination of factors centred on higher supply and fears of sluggish demand.
- French Army Appears To Troll Trump For Skipping Cemetery Visit - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:44:12 -0500
President Donald Trump's decision to skip a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne
- Central American migrants resume their march toward U.S. border - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 05:41:38 -0500
Trump's Friday order, which went into effect on Saturday, means that migrants will have to present themselves at U.S. ports of entry to qualify for asylum and follow other rules unveiled on Thursday that seek to limit asylum claims. The caravan, made up mostly of Hondurans, started north again on Saturday morning following a rest of four days in Mexico City. There they were helped onto buses and trucks by authorities, who stopped traffic to ask motorists if they would take the migrants to the city of Queretaro, where a shelter was set up at a stadium.
- Stacey Abrams Is The Fighter Democrats Need - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:44:08 -0500
When I went to bed on the night of the 2018 midterm elections, I was
- How the B-2 Spirit Was Designed to be the Ultimate Stealth Bomber - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:00:00 -0500
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- Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US market lower - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:11:54 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
- Dana Rohrabacher, quirky US congressman fond of Putin, loses seat - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:51:25 -0500
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, whose quixotic foreign policy campaigns made him persona non grata in Pakistan and Afghanistan and who became a rare US defender of Vladimir Putin, has lost his seat after 30 years. The 71-year-old Republican, whose exploits have included grabbing a gun to join Afghanistan's anti-Soviet mujahedin, was projected Saturday to have lost, four days after midterm elections in which Democrats seized the House of Representatives. Harley Rouda, a Democratic real estate developer, led Rohrabacher by four percentage points in a district in southern California's Orange County, a longtime conservative bastion that gave rise to Republicans Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan but where greater ethnic diversity has contributed to a shift toward Democrats.
- It's Simply Not Thanksgiving Without These Traditional Dishes - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:15:00 -0500
- California wildfires: Hundreds missing after state’s deadliest fire – and conditions are likely to get worse - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:08:00 -0500
Firefighters are searching for more than 200 missing people as they battle three major wildfires ripping through California, leaving thousands displaced and dozens dead. Fierce, dry winds were expected to fan the wildfires into Tuesday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes from scattered embers as investigators fear an increasing death toll. On Monday, officials held a press conference warning of red flag conditions and at least two new starts to fires throughout the region.
- California shooting: Gunman Ian Long died from self-inflicted gunshot, autopsy finds - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:42:37 -0500
The former marine who gunned down 12 people at a bar in southern California died from a self-inflicted gunshot, an autopsy has found.
- Country stars reflect on 10 years of 'Countdown to the CMAs' specials: Part 6 - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:54:45 -0500
Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and many of country's biggest stars look at how their careers have changed since Robin Roberts' first country music special.
- Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey's Erdogan: White House official - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:16:32 -0500
The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state and government gathered in Paris to mark the World War One Armistice centenary. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate by a team sent from Riyadh. Saudi authorities have acknowledged that the killing was premeditated, but his body has not been found.
- Rightwing author Jerome Corsi: I expect Mueller to indict me - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:14:43 -0500
Mueller’s team reportedly has evidence that Corsi knew in advance of the stolen emails. Jerome Corsi, a rightwing author and conspiracy theorist, has said he expects to be criminally indicted by Robert Mueller, the special counsel. Corsi, an associate of the longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, said on his online live stream on Monday that he would soon be charged “for some form of lying” by Mueller’s team, which is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
- Tesla Model 3 key fob sold out in one day - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:50:37 -0500
After an alarming video surfaced of car thieves stealing a Tesla with nothing but a phone and tablet, Tesla released a Model 3 key fob without the easily intercepted passive entry feature for US customers on Friday. After receiving constant requests from Model 3 owners who have not been satisfied with opening their car via a credit card-like key or via their smartphone and the Tesla mobile app, Tesla finally released a Model 3 key fob on Friday -- those in the early access program already got their hands on the device last month.
- AP Explains: The latest in Sri Lanka's political crisis - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:49:58 -0500
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elections.
- China postpones lifting rhino, tiger parts ban - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:28:37 -0500
China appeared to backtrack on a controversial decision to lift a ban on trading tiger bones and rhinoceros horns, saying it has been postponed, state media reported Monday. The State Council, China's cabinet, unexpectedly announced last month that it would allow the sale of rhino and tiger products under "special circumstances", a move conservationists likened to signing a death warrant for the endangered species. Permitted uses included scientific research, sales of cultural relics, and "medical research or in healing".
- Grab a gorgeous KitchenAid mixer on sale at Walmart for $175 off - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:42:46 -0500
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- 'New normal' ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:24:09 -0500
Two deadly wildfires fueled by "devil winds" tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes. In northern California, the Camp Fire is one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history, killing at least 23 since it broke out on Thursday northeast of Sacramento and consumed much of the mountain town of Paradise. Hundreds of miles to the south, at least two people died in the Woolsey conflagration threatening the wealthy beach community of Malibu, near Los Angeles.
- Markets Will Continue Their Tug of War - Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:00:19 -0500
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 500 points, or 2.1 percent, the Nasdaq Composite rose 2.6 percent, and the S&P 500 Index gained 2.2 percent. The immediate cause of the rallies was the split Congress that emerged as Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives and Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. There were also powerful economic forces at play in the markets.